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Suffolk Real Estate

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Situated in the east of England to the north of London, the pastoral county of Suffolk offers a peaceful alternative to those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. Life is slow, almost backward, in this rural corner of England, but real estate development has kept up with modern times. For instance: this church in the village of Lavenham was built as recently as 1260 to replace the old Saxon church …
The 15th century Swan Hotel in Lavenham offers luxuriously stuffed straw palliasses and
goblets of fine ales…
The nearby Angel Hotel is a more modest hostelry. It was fully refurbished in 1420 when it was first licensed and offers all manner of delights to the weary traveller.There is no shortage of desirable residences will all mod cons in Lavenham and the surrounding villages...
These places in Kersey may look a little on the antique side, but none of them are more than 700 years old and some of them were brand new when Henry V111 was chopping off his wives’ heads in the early 1500s…
Those seeking something somewhat more mature might consider Kentwell Hall in nearby Long Melford…
Although the original house took shape about 1000 A.D., it was due for a facelift after it got a mention in the Domesday book in 1086. (Crikey – it’s nearly a thousand years since King Harold fell off his steed at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and lost his crown to William the Conqueror!). Not to worry…Sir William Clopton brought the whole joint up to date in 1405 before he was killed at the battle of Agincourt in 1415 – so he hardly had a chance to enjoy the place. With 20 bedrooms, and a banqueting hall big enough to host the next Olympic basketball tournament, this little gem could be yours for a modest sum.
Another Des. Res with all Mod Cons in Long Melford is Melford Hall. A modest pile of just 12 bedrooms,with well-wooded formal gardens and a moat capable of repelling Viking marauders intent on a little pillage. This single Fam. Det. home, with sweeping driveway and deer park, was the home of Beatrix Potter’s cousin and offers a wealth of character. With its large estate it would be a fabulous opportunity for lovers of rats, toads and other creatures of the riverbank.

Harvest Festival, the Brit equivalent of Canadian Thanksgiving, is this coming weekend...
This traditional harvest loaf was made in this 600 year old bakery in Lavenham and will be given to the poor…
Unlike Canadians the Brits don’t eat turkeys at this time but, today, October 6th, is National Badger Day. (So -if you forgot - why not dash out and get a spit-roasted one from your local butcher?).

Posted by Hawkson 14:07 Archived in England

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Houses and bread lovely. Hope they have a lot of loaves to feed the poor. Great to see your posts.

by Sue Fitzwilson

You are close to where Vix lives. Do you have time to see her ? Love Christine

by Christine Lloyd

I'm astounded at the durability of those buildings (as I fight continuously with the rot in our 40 year old ones). I know badgers (from Saskatchewan). Wouldn't eat one even if you cooked it, Jim.

by R and B

You are so close! We would love to see you X

by Vix

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