In the delightful market town of Hadleigh and ideally situated for
exploring Constable Country, the home of Gainsborough at Sudbury,
Flatford Mill and the Suffolk Heritage coast, Orchard Barn is a
delightful property beautifully designed for holidays. Perfect for
couples or two singles, this is a real home from home. Just a couple of
minutes walk from Priory Hall, Hadleigh, Orchard Barn makes the perfect
accommodation for wedding guests.
LAVENHAM 9 miles, FLATFORD 7.5 miles, IPSWICH 9 miles
About the Property: This superbly furnished converted barn makes for a
wonderful holiday in the heart of the idyllic market town of Hadleigh.
Its spacious interior has been imaginatively utilised, making this a
fantastically comfy property to use as a holiday base. Homely touches
have been added throughout to make the holidaymaker experience a
memorable one. Cosy furnishings (including Ralph Lauren wallpaper and
Emma Bridgewater crockery) following a coastal theme are inviting
whatever the season - warm and cuddly in winter, bright and light come
summer. Everything you could possibly need is here, from walking maps
to cooking utensils, meaning you can truly relax in this stunning part
The open plan living/dining area has a high, vaulted ceiling, with its
white finish making the room feel spacious but not empty. The perfect
place to relax with a glass of wine and a book.
Within walking distance of the Priory Hall wedding venue, Orchard Barn
makes perfect accommodation for guests travelling from afar.
Sleeps: 2 - 1 double, 1 twin (1 of the twin beds is slightly shorter
than standard). This arrangement is perfect for a couple, two singles
or those who prefer not to share a room. Both rooms have the benefit of
an en suite shower room.
This house is ideal for: A couple or friends who are looking for a
really comfortable property to use as a base to explore mid-Suffolk.
Walkers will be ideally based to ramble through some of the county's
most beautiful countryside, and people looking to explore Constable
Country and the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Beauty will be ideally
situated at Orchard Barn. For those of you who could easily spend a few
days meandering in and out of antique shops, delicatessens, boutiques,
and perhaps stopping for a spot of leisurely lunch, Hadleigh is just
Things to do: Once famous for its wool cloth, Hadleigh was amongst the
most important wool and market towns in the area. At the heart of
Hadleigh is a rich and important architectural history with origins in
Saxon times. A royal town for the 9th century Danish King Guthrum,
Hadleigh is amongst the nation's most important archaeological towns.
The Deanery Tower and church are really worth a visit during your time
in Hadleigh, as is the picturesque high street. If architecture and
history are your cup of tea, a walk around Hadleigh town centre is a
Kentwell Hall in Long Melford is a romantic, moated red brick Tudor
mansion in a peaceful parkland setting. Kentwell makes for a fantastic
family outing, with events for all ages throughout the year. The
re-creation days are especially popular - a lovely interactive way to
see how the family in a Great Tudor House might have lived.
No visit will be complete without a visit to the Dedham Vale Area of
Outstanding Beauty - Constable Country as it is most commonly known -
with its gentle sloping countryside peppered by the picture-book
villages of Dedham, Flatford and East Bergholt. The characteristic
lowland English landscape made famous by the artist John Constable is
still recognisable today. The charm of the villages and beauty
surrounding the countryside make Constable Country worthy of a visit at
any time of the year. Staying at Orchard Barn, you're also ideally
located to explore the delights of Lavenham, Kersey, Clare, Cavendish
and the many other exceptionally pretty towns and villages in the
Self catering eating and drinking: A ten minute drive away is Hollow
Trees farm shop, where you can stock up on a delicious array of locally
sourced produce, including home grown meats, fresh vegetables, freshly
baked bread, cheeses, local beers, wine and cider - everything you need
for a thoroughly calorific holiday!
Hadleigh Food Services is a high class butchery and grocery which
specialises in sausages, home cooked ham, fresh green groceries, and
plenty more daily needs - a great place to stock up. Hadleigh High
Street is just a few minutes walk from Orchard Barn, and there you'll
find lots of lovely independent food shops, including a grocer, farm
shop, butcher, delicatessen as well as coffee shops. Look out for
Hadleigh's Friday market too.
Eating: Situated on the High Street of the pretty historic market town,
the Kings Head serves excellent food at sensible prices. The open fire
within a large inglenook fireplace as well as a wood-burning stove
makes it a great place to hunker down in winter. Italian Restaurant The
White Hart Inn is also a popular choice; a mere 5-minutes walk from the
cottage, dine and enjoy great views over the local cricket club and
Don't forget the Hadleigh Ram and soon to be opened The Marquis of
Cornwallis in nearby Upper Layham too!
For more information on the area, please see our online guides, Visit
Constable Country and Visit Lavenham.