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Gates Lodge, Jolly Farmers, Fressingfield, SUFFOLK, IP21 5SJ  - ENGLAND

01379-58 61 66 - 07983 491014

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Gates Lodge - Fressingfield

 Self catering in rural Suffolk


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Things to do...

Local Vicinity:


The views around Gates Lodge are just about as "away-from-it-all" as you are going to get anywhere in the UK, with endless farmland views, which are a delight in the summer months particularly at Harvest time...You may occasionally be disturbed by the odd passing tractor, and the distant sounds of Cockerels, Peacocks and Cows are a distinct contrast to those of City or Town life and certainly make your holiday a pleasant alternative to those endless airport queues and frustrations! .


The quintessentially English local village of Fressingfield and Metfield are a 5 minute drive away, 15 minute cycle or 50 mins walk past farms and fields. The villages have friendly local shops with an extensive range of quality stock including locally sourced produce, fresh meats and fish, freshly made sandwiches, cakes, pies and pasties made on the premises, plus all your daily essentials.


Fressingfield Church and the adjacent 2AA rosette-famous Fox and Goose Inn are a delightful setting to amble around and stop off and have lunch or dinner either inside its oak-beamed restaurant areas or outside in warmer months overlooking the pond. Many people travel far and wide to stay with us for dinner evenings there so booking is advisable - please let us know and we would be pleased to arrange this for you.


Metfield is a lovely little village with church and local shop - well worth a visit.


There are usually many local fetes and events on in the Summer months, which include the Royal British Legion Summer Fete at Whittington Hall, the Fressingfield fete, Fressingfield Music Festival, open gardens, Local Music, arts and comedy events, and local Classic Car events, to name but a few. Check with us for details.


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Local Area, Leisure and Attractions:


Just simply to walk around the site is a therapeutic experience in itself, but as well as the endless country lanes and field walks around us, close by is the renowned Heritage Coast, endless sandy beaches and unspoilt picturesque seaside towns such as Aldeburgh and Southwold with its Pier. Fantastic views and natural surroundings such as Minsmere, Dunwich and Walberswick, and of course the renowned Norfolk Broads.


The region is full of educational as well as fun historical attractions including Sutton Hoo, Orford and Framlingham Castles, and the Gressenhall Museum of Norfolk Country Life. Other family activities include the nearby  Africa Alive, and Banham Zoo and Bressingham Gardens and Steam museum.


The region is famous for supporting the War effort and is dotted with many former Airfields and transport museums close by, such as Flixton. There are also various outlets for horse riding lessons, golf and fishing.


Or simply just take it easy and go for a short walk or drive and stop off at many of the fabulous local pubs on the way !


Lots of Local Activities!

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