This new leisurely tour takes in rural villages, lush green meadows, rich farmlands and sandy heathlands depicted by the famous painters Constable and Gainsborough. We visit the north of the county with its peaceful coastline, the fascinating Museum of East Anglia Life, and Jimmy’s Farm. All of the interesting inclusions combine to make a holiday of great charm.
This delightful hotel nestles in the quaint village of Copdock, just outside historic Ipswich. An ideal place to unwind after our days out is the hotel’s comfortable bar which overlooks the walled garden. All of the bedrooms are en-suite and have a TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift to all floors.
Monday From you front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive to Suffolk. We arrive at The Ipswich Hotel this afternoon where we enjoy a welcome tea/coffee and biscuits before time to relax and dinner. We enjoy two evenings of entertainment during our stay.
Tuesday We begin today with a drive through picturesque villages to Snape and Aldeburgh, where we take a break. Aldeburgh is something of a time warp, with Victorian houses on the seashore and attractive main street taking you to the marina. The composer Benjamin Britten lived and worked here. Continuing our day we make our way to Southwold, a charmingly old fashioned seaside town with an atmosphere of years gone by. With its pastel coloured cottages, Georgian houses, lighthouse, delightful pier and many shops and cafes, this makes the perfect place to stop for lunch. Feeling refreshed, we return to the hotel by way of Woodbridge, a thriving old town on the River Deben with an attractive market place.
Wednesday After breakfast we begin with a short drive, taking us to Jimmy’s Farm. As seen on TV, the farm has been developed over many years from a derelict site to a thriving business. We explore the changes to the farm with an exclusive behind the scenes tour before making our way to Ipswich for free time this afternoon.
Thursday For our final day we head to the historic town of Lavenham with its pretty coloured houses and unique Guildhall. We have time to explore before we make our way to Stowmarket where we visit the interesting Museum of East Anglia Life. This open air museum is set in 80 acres of countryside with over 45000 objects exploring the area’s rural and social history. There are also many animals to be seen, including rare breeds of sheep and the newly restored Abbot’s Hall is well worth a look. We return to the hotel for our final evening’s dinner.
Friday We bid farewell to our hosts and make our way home after our relaxing break in Suffolk.
Fenn Holidays Ltd, Whittlesey Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0AG