Set in three river valleys – Box, Brett and Stour – this is the countryside that Constable made famous. Bring bikes and set off (it’s fairly easy peddling) on the South Suffolk cycle route to stunning Lavenham for great shops and restaurants. Stock up at the twice-weekly market or stride the old railway line.
The welcome hamper in the cottage is bountiful and includes everything you need for your first two hiker’s breakfasts and all the basics like milk, bread, butter and fruit. You’ll feel nicely private too with your own west-facing garden for al fresco suppers overlooking the orchard, peaceful sunsets and star-studded night skies.
Day trips could involve the most beautiful medieval churches, Kentwell Hall and Gardens, Beth Chatto Gardens or Framlingham Castle. Return to an open roaring fire (logs provided) and much comfort.