Agree 100% with previous reviews - this is a stunning destination, and the bonus for us is, it's only about 2 hours' drive from home. Lovely property, warm welcome, scrumptious breakfasts, and lots of little extra touches - fresh bottles of water laid on, a little flask of milk at our door every day, a newspaper of our choice included at breakfast - and last but not least, when we returned from our days out, there was Penny waiting for us with a pot of tea and a tasty slice of cake. We were totally spoilt and loved every minute of it!
We had visited Flatford and East Bergholt before, but only on a day trip, so it was good to explore the surrounding area. Constable of course is well represented, and Gainsborough's House at Sudbury is well worth a visit. We took in Melford Hall, Ickworth House and Hedingham Castle, all of which were excellent.
Another plus feature was the Red Lion pub which is literally two minutes' stroll away - very nice evening meals and glasses of wine.
This is great walking country, and the River Stour is beautiful, winding its way across Dedham Vale.
All being well, we will definitely make a return visit soon - highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "A warm welcome in the heart of Constable Country"West Lodge is a converted coach house set in two acres of mature garden yet just 80 yards from the centre of East Bergholt with its pubs and shops. There are three double bedrooms, all en suite and with all the usual amenities, with one of them having an interconnecting children's room with two single beds.There is a guest 'snug' with fridge and television. Award-winning breakfasts are served in the Victorian dining room. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- West Lodge Bed & Breakfast East Bergholt, Suffolk