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What's on this week

Fri - Sun     Hoxne Music Festival

Sat - Mon Haughley Festival of Flowers and Music

Sat 28th           Four Voices Concert, 7.30pm All Saints Church, Mendham £12

Sat 28th       3rd Festival of Suffolk Poetry, Workshops, discussions John Peel Centre, Stowmarket

Sun 29th      Crowfield Truck Rally,  10 - 5pm Orwell Crossing, Ipswich. £2 for EACH.

Sun 29th      VW Dublogic Show, Stonham Barns from 10am £5

Breaking News!

Our villsge pub, which closed at Christmas, has just re-opened under new management.

They will be serving pub food and Greene King ales, breakfasts and Sunday lunches. It is just

over a mile to walk there from here.

What's on this week:

There are several events happening in the area;

Sat/Sun Craft Fair and Flower Festival, Stowupland, 10-5pm

Sat/Sun Mid and West Suffolk Show at Stonham Barns

Sun/Mon Middy in the War Years at Mid Suffolk Light Railway, Wetheringsett

Mon Mendlesham Street Fayre and craft show


For more ideas see Heart of Suffolk website.

The 2016 Suffolk Walking Festival website is up and running (walking) www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk

What's on locally


From Sat 16th New Exhibition at Abbots Hall at Museum of East Anglian Life " Life through the eyes of East Anglian Artists"

Sat 23rd Mendlesham fundraiser Gig for community centre, 8pm £7

Sun 24th Abbots Hall Weddings open day, Museum of East Anglian Life, 11 - 3. Free admission

Wed 27th John Peel Centre, Stowmarket, Holly Mc Nish, 7.30, £8

Thurs 28th John Peel Centre, Hat Fitz & Cara, 7.30pm, £12

Sat 30th Stowupland Village Hall, Craft Fair & Flower Festival 10 - 5

Various Open Gardens for NGS.


Heart of Suffolk website.

The 2016 Suffolk Walking Festival website is up and running (walking) www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk




Happy New Year

Well, I don't get round to blogging very often as a busy life being retired gets in the way! I think we had a record number of annexe bookings last year and we are looking forward to meeting lots of new people from all over the world in 2016 as well as welcoming old friends for a repeat stay.

What's on locally this week

Sunday 16th -  Ipswich Maritime Festival Special "Sundowner" Cruise to coincide with the fireworks display which will bring the festival to a close. 

A relaxing 3 hour cruise from The Old Custom House from Ipswich Waterfront at 6.30pm. The cruise costs just £25.00 per person. Tickets and further information are available from Ipswich Tourist Information Centre (email tourist@ipswich.gov.uk, telephone 01473 258070. www.sbvictor.co.uk).

Sunday 16th - Classic Car show at Stonham Barns 10-4pm

Sunday 16th  - Mendlesham Summer Festival - Sounds of the Sixties £6, Beer Tent, Teas.

For other events in the area please go to www.heartofsuffolk.co.uk

Summer 2015

The weather has been very mixed so far this year. We had a small mini heatwave followed by wet and then cold weather in July. However, this week looks set to be fair at last. Our swimming pool heater broke, followed by split pipes then we needed a new pump, so it has been an expensive time. The pool is still struggling to get up to its usual warm 30C temperature but maybe this week!

We have put a new king size bed with brass headboard into the bedroom for our guests to enjoy.

Winter 2014/2015

The annexe will be warm and toasty inside with our electric radiators even if the weather is cold outside. There are many eateries to visit and interesting medieval wool towns to see.

Special offer (1)

Due to a late cancellation - 5 nights for the price of 4 - 28.09.2014 to 03.10.2014 for £160.00

July 2014

The season is going really well with lots of visitors. Last year was good but bookings seem to be up even on last year. It is good to have so many satisfied customers. They enjoy the peace and comfort of the annexe as well as discovering all the hidden gems of Suffolk.

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