The surrounding area

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Polstead Club Site is set on the edge of a beautiful conservation area and provides our guests with a host of nearby activities or an opportunity to simply relax in the beautiful Suffolk countryside.

Nearby places of interest include:

Sudbury (7 miles) where you will find Gainsborough’s birthplace and residence, a gallery open to the public. There is also a traditional market in the town centre every Thursday and Saturday. The railway walk from Sudbury takes in some very pretty locations.

Long Melford (8 miles) where you can visit Melford and Kentwell halls, splendid Tudor Mansions and many antique shops. This is also one of the locations used for the British TV Series Lovejoy.

Lavenham (7 miles) has a magnificent 15th century church and many timber framed buildings, including its exhibition on local history and delightful walled garden.The Guildhall is and essentail trip - one of many National trust buildings in the area.

Polstead (1 mile) which is noted for the Red Barn murder of Maria Marten in 1827, Britains most celebrated historic murder. The walk from the site takes you through the bluebell woods.  You might even hear the Nightingales singing towards dusk. Have a pint and a bite to eat at the Cock Inn on the Green and make sure you pop into Bygones Collectables next to the pub, and take a step back in time. Check out their website at www.freewebs.com/bygonescorner .

 Boxford (2 miles) Has the Fleece, the World famous Jazz Pub, The Heraldic Garden and the newly refurbished White Hart gastro-pub (Highly recommended).

Kersey (2 miles) a pretty postcard village with a ford crossing the main street—a painter’s paradise.

Willy Lot’s cottage and Flatford Mill,  painted by Constable are located in the Stour Valley at East Bergholt.

Hadleigh (3 miles) whose high street offers banking, post office, modest supermarket and some superb pubs and restaurants, along with some lovely unique shops and a very realxing walk along the river.

Other Activities:

For those with sporting interests, there are Golf courses in nearby Newton Green, Stoke by Nayland and Hintlesham Hall.

Dog walks, walking and cycling opportunities are plentiful.

Leisure centres with swimming pools are found in Hadleigh (3 miles) and Sudbury (7 miles).

East Anglia’s relatively long hours of sunshine, low humidity and rainfall make it one of Britain's most important wine producing regions—why not take a tour and sample for yourself?

During your stay with us, we recommend you try many of the local superb Pubs one of which, The Brewers Arms is within easy walking distance from the Park and boasts a superb value for money carvery and menu board with a very warm welcome from Sean, Mitch &  the team. The cock Inn on the Green at Polstead is a beautiful setting for an evening meal. Deborah and Michael look forward to your visit.

The owners, Greg & Karen  are committed to  helping you make your stay as pleasant as possible  

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Polstead ponds.c Jeremy Brayshaw