Bury St Edmunds and the Wool Towns

This is a truly intriguing part of Suffolk filled with historical towns and villages and picturesque countryside. The Wool Towns are unique to Suffolk and include Lavenham, Long Melford, Clare, Sudbury and Hadleigh.

Bury St Edmunds itself is an exciting area with so much to offer. Not far from Bury are many idyllic villages including Stanton, Walsham-le-Willows and Upthorpe. All are ideally placed for exploring this pretty corner of the county and beyond, with good access to the rest of Suffolk as well as Cambridgeshire.

Lavenham is one of the better known Wool Towns. Its streets are lined by delightful timber framed medieval buildings with bowing walls and deeply pitched traditional Suffolk roofs; its magnificent Market Place houses the wonderful Guild Hall (NT), and Little Hall, an outstanding restaurant - The Great House and several delightful pubs. Lavenham is well known for its fascinating and charming galleries and shops and fine church. The countryside around the town is criss-crossed with footpaths.

From one stunning village to another. Monks Eleigh is a very painterly village. The hill leads down past the church and the village pub to The Street where there are some delightful Suffolk cottages and a lovely village pub serving excellent food.

Midway between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury, Lawshall is a charming old village, its Grade 1 listed church - All Saints - dating back to the 15th century. Lawshall Hall, a rather grand old building visited by Queen Elizabeth I, was thought to have been converted from an ancient monastery. Its 18th century pub, The Swan, has a collection of World War 1 coins left by local soldiers.

Sudbury on the Essex Suffolk border has, for centuries, been the home of British silk production, and it is from here that the silk for royal wedding dresses is made. Standing beside the Stour River, Sudbury has many fine ancient buildings and is famous for its Great Common, a wonderful unspoilt wildlife area where cattle graze the rich grasses undeterred by the occasional canoeist, walkers and birdwatchers.

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Lavenham, Bury and the Wool Towns

NO2

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£505 - £900
per week
From £379 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • For lovers of style - No. 2 Constable Court is fresh, modern and inviting! This newly built holiday home is located in the historic village of Lavenham within the Suffolk countryside.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Rowhedge Farm Cottage, Alpheton

SFRHC

The Dairy

TDA

Apple Tree Cottage

ATR

Denham, Bury and the Wool Towns

HOB

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£500 - £890
per week
From £375 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Gorgeous rural property surrounded by unspoilt woodland waiting to be explored.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Open fire or woodburner

Hollycombe

HCB

North Stow, Bury and the Wool Towns

JOC

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£475 - £835
per week
From £356 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Immerse yourselves in the beauty of nature and forest life at 1, John O' Groat Cottages. This holiday home is positioned in The King's Forest north of Bury St Edmunds in North Stow.
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pub 3.6 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Walnut Tree Cottage

WNT

Lavenham, Bury and the Wool Towns

TBB

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£766 - £1345
per week
From £575 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • The Three Blackbirds is a traditional Suffolk cottage situated in the centre of Lavenham. It offers spacious accommodation for a family break.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Chelsworth, Bury and the Wool Towns

SFOBC

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£1765 - £2780
per week
From £1,324 for a 3-night stay
  • The ultimate Modern House created from an Ancient Barn. An amazing barn conversion, with an utterly modern interior, perfect for a birthday celebration or large family holiday. Set amidst the meadows in a countryside location 2-minutes walk from the village high street and the super Peacock Pub in the village of Chelsworth, one of Suffolk's most beautiful old wool towns.
  • 11 Guests
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Pets
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Beach 36.5 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
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