Just one hour from London by train, Suffolk is brimming with exciting towns, attractive villages, beautiful beaches and stunning country side. The Suffolk Heritage Coast offers some of the finest landscape in the United Kingdom. With 40 miles of coastline, most of which is designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', you will find super sandy beaches, stunning pebble beaches and miles of natural rugged coast. Our properties are situated in the ever popular towns of Aldeburgh, Southwold, Woodbridge and Claydon which is a small village on the outskirts of Ipswich. Surrounding these excellent locations are a host of interesting, historic and beautiful towns and villages.More information
The Kingdom of Essex was traditionally founded by Aescwine in 527 AD, occupying territory to the north of the River Thames, incorporating much of what would later become Middlesex and Hertfordshire, though its territory was later restricted to lands east of the River Lee.Colchester in the north east of the county is Britain\'s oldest recorded town, dating back to before the Roman conquest, when it was known as Camulodunum, and was sufficiently well-developed to have its own mint. Subsequently the Kingdom of Essex was subsumed into the Kingdom of England and Essex eventually became the historic county. More information
Southwold is a delightful town and a great place to visit at any time of year, whether just for a day, a weekend, for a week, or longer. More information
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Claydon is a small village just north of Ipswich in Suffolk, England. The meaning of the name is 'clay-on-the-hill', though it is not much of a hill. More information
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Claydon is a small village just north of the county town of Ipswich. Beautifully situated in a slightly elevated position over looking the Gipping Valley with the River Gipping gently meandering through it.
Ideal for walking and cycleing with surrounding quaint villages such as Barham, Bramford, Great Blakenham and the hamlet of Akenham.
The village offers two public houses, The Greyhound and The Crown, a hair salon, village store and bakers. At the heart of the village you will find the delightful church of St Peter, which is one of the few pre-Norman churches in Suffolk. The interior is attractive with a very fine wooden fan vaulted ceiling.
A visit to Ipswich will not only give you great shopping and dining but also has a charming new waterside development where you will find good restaurants. Christchurch Mansion also makes for an interesting day out, this baeutifully preserved mansion represents 500 years of history displaying rooms from the past and a stunning collection of Constable paintings, the largest outside London. Closeby is Ipswich Museum where you can discover life in Roman Suffolk, the Anglo-Saxon origins of Ipswich and much more.
We recommend The Suffolk Food Hall where local farmers sell their produce. This really showcases quality local food and has a free-range butchery, fishmongers, deli counter, the freshest possible fruit and vegetables and a fantastic selection of interesting and unusual pastas, sauses, cakes and biscuits. On the first floor there is a super restaurant/bistro, The Samford, with amazing panoramic views down the River Orwell. Outside you will find outdoor seating, a childrens play area and a garden centre selling plants, pots and accessories. The Samford Restaurant tel: 01473 786616.
PLACES OF INTEREST
WOODBRIDGE & THE RIVER DEBEN – distance from Claydon approx. 12 miles
This cosmopolitan market town is just a short drive from Aldeburgh heading south on the A12. The town offers many individual boutiques, restaurants and shops. Being situated on the River Deben you will find an interesting marina and boatyard alongside the famous Tide Mill. There are many historic buildings in the town, all centrally located.
LAVENHAM GUILD HALL – TEL: 01787 247646 – distance from Claydon approx. 12 miles
Lavenham is probably one of Suffolks’ finest Medieval villages with The Guildhall at its centre. You will be able to reflect on the history associated with this amazing place, once the hub of the wool trade in the Eastern Counties. Lavenham is also home to one of the finest churches in East Anglia with tea shops and restaurants not to be missed.
SUTTON HOO, Tel: 01394 389700 – distance from Claydon approx. 16 miles
Looking across the river from Woodbridge one can see the lower slopes of Sutton Hoo, one of Britain's most important archaeological sites. It is the burial ground of the Anglo-Saxon pagan kings of East Anglia. The 250 acre site of unspoilt heath lands, you can view the burial mounds and visit the exhibition centre.
CHRISTCHURCH MANSION – Ipswich, Tel: 01473 433544
A fantastic 16th Century Tudor Mansion set in 65 acres of parkland in the centre of Ipswich that is Christchurch Park. The mansions rooms are set out in period style, priceless antiques and art adorn every surface. Entry to the park and mansion is free.
Christchurch Mansion is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 2:30pm – 4:30pm.
LEISURE, PAMPERING & ACTIVITY
THE NEW WOLSEY THEATRE, Civic Drive, Ipswich – Tel: 01473 295900
THE RIVERSIDE THEATRE and CINEMA, Quayside, Woodbridge – Tel: 01394 382174
THE REGENT, 3 St Helens Street, Ipswich – Tel: 01473 433100
CLARICE HOUSE, Bramford Road, Bramford – Tel: 01473 463262
UFFORD PARK HOTEL, GOLF & SPA – Yarmouth Road, Melton – Tel: 0844 4773737
HAIR & BEAUTY:
JOHN OLIVERS, 1 Great Colman Street, Ipswich – Tel: 01473 214244
BAISS & CO (HAIR & BEAUTY), Sailors Rest, 2 St Peters Street, Ipswich – Tel: 01473 250405
EAST ANGLIAN SEA SCHOOL, Levington Marina, Levington – Tel: 01473 659992
DEBEN YACHT CLUB, River Wall, Woodbridge – Tel: 01394 385400
PIN MILL CRUISING CLUB, Pin Mill Lane, Chelmondiston – Tel: 01473 780510
LADY FLORENCE, (River Cruise Restaurant) Orford Quay – Tel: 07831 698298
COPDOCK RIDING CENTRE, Mace Green Stud Farm, Wenham Road, Copdock – Tel: 01473 730678
HENLEY RIDING SCHOOL, White House Farm, School Road, Henley – Tel: 01473 785055
SHRUBBERY FARM STABLES, Shrubbery Farm, Charsfield – Tel: 01473 277193
LOWER ARMORETUM, Christchurch Park, Ipswich – Tel: 01473 433500
NORTHGATE SPORTS CENTRE, Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich – Tel: 01473 433611
CHILDRENS INDOOR ACTIVITY/PLAY AREAS:
KIDZ KINGDOM, Martlesham Heath – Tel: 01473 611333
SNAKES & LADDERS, Cavendish Street, Ipswich – Tel: 01473 255000