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Flatford is a quiet hamlet with an influential history, set in the stunning Stour valley that lies betwixt the borders of Essex and Suffolk. Why not start exploring by taking a stroll along the river bank until the mellow brick of Flatford Mill can be seen , once owned by ‘Constable’s father. This was captured perfectly, along with many locations from this pleasing area such as Willy Lott’s Cottage, which featured in ‘The Hay-Wain’. Take a look at Flatford Bridge and the 16th Century Bridge Cottage which proudly showcases the Constable Exhibition. Maybe the chance to take a boat trip on the River Stour will tempt, or captain your own rowing boat and meander through water meadows, with graceful swans that glide through sunlit sparkling water. Nearby East Bergholt the birth place of Constable, has an impressive church, or perhaps the grand towers at Mistley will tempt all Robert Adam fans to take a peek, for smaller visitors Go Bananas puts smiles back on faces, and if the promise of a vineyard tour and a glass or two sounds appealing Carters Vineyard makes it possible. So if visiting, don’t forget camera, spare paint brush, and an extra few days as most visitors won’t wish to leave. Essex Tourism - 0871 716 2199 Calls cost less than 10p per minute


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Marlborough Head Hotel (1.01 miles)

Marlborough Head Hotel
The Marlborough Head Inn is located in the High Street in the picturesque village of Dedham, which is well-placed for Colchester, Harwich and Ipswich It is a perfect base from which to explore Constable Country. ... More | visit website
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Dedham Hall & Fountain House (1.08 miles)

Dedham Hall & Fountain House
Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Dedham Hall in it’s six acres of gardens and fields set in the beautiful Vale of Dedham. Together with it’s restaurant The Fountain House it is situated just a ... More | visit website
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Maison Talbooth (1.64 miles)

Maison Talbooth

Maison Talbooth
Tranquillity is the essence of this Victorian country house, which enjoys a superb position on a bluff overlooking the river valley. The ten bedrooms are luxurious, individually decorated and have bathrooms that are a ... More | visit website

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Milsoms Hotel (1.78 miles)

Milsoms Hotel

Milsoms is a Victorian country house built in 1850 and was bought by Dorothy and Arthur Milsom in 1959. They ran it until 1981 when their son Gerald Milsom transformed it into the terrace restaurant ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Ipswich Capel St Mary (2.21 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Ramada Colchester (4.58 miles)

Ramada Colchester

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The Ramada Colchester is a fine base for exploring Constable Country and the East Anglian coastline. The hotel is convenient for all major routes from London and Harwich and is close ... More

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The Crown (5.15 miles)

The Crown

The Crown Stoke by Nayland, an historic privately owned village Inn has a reputation for making everyone feel welcome - without pretension - simply a passion for good service, food, wine and real ale.

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Angel Inn (5.27 miles)

Angel Inn

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Surrounded by tranquil, beautiful Suffolk countryside, this traditional 16th-century oak-beamed coaching house offers traditional charm, superb food, free Wi-Fi and free parking. The Angel Inn has a wealth of original charm and ... More

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Polstead Lodge (5.40 miles)

Polstead Lodge

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Polstead Lodge is a family run business set in the heart of Constable Country in the Dedham Vale and is an area of outstanding natural beauty, the perfect place to ... More

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The Steam Mill House (5.83 miles)

The Steam Mill House

A warm welcome awaits you at The Steam Mill House, with luxurious rooms and a choice of breakfasts. Our handsome listed house is in the centre of the heritage village of Nayland, with its shops, ... More | visit website

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