Holiday cottage breaks in Lavenham, one of England's finest medieval villages

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Lavenham is England's finest medieval village and is often regarded as the food capital of Suffolk.

It is a wonderful place to visit with great restaurants and local pubs plus a super variety of interesting shops and galleries. Lavenham is an all year round destination,with proximity to the beautiful landscape of Constable Country, the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds and within easy reach of the Suffolk coast; Lavenham is an ideal place to stay for a break to explore Suffolk's countryside and coast.

Lavenham is perhaps one of England’s finest preserved medieval weaving villages and contains over 350 period houses and cottages at its centre. With its wealth founded on the prosperous wool and weaving trade, the village forebears constructed the St Peter & St Paul' Magnificent 14th century Parish Church which dominates the village.There are many fine Tudor, Georgian and Victorian buildings of all sizes.

The village is a desirable place to spend a break away from the hustle and bustle of a busy life. Lavenham hosts a varied selection of events throughout the year, for further information connect to the following link  http://www.discoverlavenham.com.

The village also provides an unusual number of shops for everyday use, which include a butchers, bakers, traditional grocer, pharmacy,  and two Co-operative stores which stay open till 10.00am ideal for those things you must have ! 

Just along Market lane where the cottage is located a short walk leading up to Lavenham’s historic Market Place you will come across the fine medieval Guildhall occupying one whole side of the market place, now in the care of the National Trust. Just to side is the  Little Hall Museum which is maintained by the Suffolk Building Preservation Trust,there are many other historic buildings in and around the village,plus many unusual shops, galleries, antique shops, tea rooms and several public houses and restaurants. The surrounding area contains other attractive villages and the nearby market town of Sudbury provides further amenities including a station offering shuttle trains through to the main Colchester line with fast services on to Liverpool Street. To the north is the cathedral town of Bury St. Edmunds with a Regency theatre and links by the A14 to Cambridge, the East Coast and the M11 motorway.Tourist Office For further information on Lavenham and the surrounding area the tourist office is located at: Lady Street, Lavenham, Suffolk.CO10 9R.

Local Dining : We are blessed with many excellent Restaurants, Pubs & Tea Rooms. We would recommend that you make a reservation to avoid disappointment during the summer season.


The Swan Hotel: Has a Bistro which is very reasonable. If you wish to push the boat out there is the Gallery Restaurant which is a' la carte. High Street, Lavenham, Suffolk. CO10 9QA. Phone: 01787 247477

The Great House: Has an excellent reputation as one of the finest French restaurants this side of the channel. If you want a special meal this is the place to go. Market Place, Lavenham, Suffolk. CO10 9QZ. Phone: 01787 247431

The Greyhound Pub: Recently taken over by a local family concern. They have transformed the Greyhound from a very tired pub into a great favourite of ours they offer breakfast, lunch & dinner. 97, High Street, Lavenham, Suffolk. CO10 9PZ. Phone: 01787 249553

Number 10: Great Wine bar and restaurant, very buzzy great atmosphere, reasonably priced good home cooking. 10, Lady Street, Lavenham, Suffolk. CO10 9RA. Phone: 01787 249438

The Angel: Again, this establishment has benefited from recently being taken over from a large chain of Gastro Pubs. It has now reverted back to its original style serving good food and beers. Market Place, Lavenham, Suffolk. CO10 9QZ. Phone: 01787 247388

Memsaab Indian Restaurant: Is one of the finest Indian Restaurants in Suffolk and serves excellent food. 2, Church St, Lavenham, Sudbury CO10 9QT. Phone:01787 249431

Tea Rooms: There are many places to have breakfast & traditional afternoon tea & in Lavenham. Lavender Blue Vintage is a new tea room, Its just next door but one cottage from the Three Black Birds leading to the Market Square. There is also Cafe Nini, Chilli & Chives, Munnings at The Crooked House,Sweet Meats, National Trust Tudor Tea rooms. For something a little more fancy try the Swan Hotel.