Thatched Cottage in Stradbroke
Explore the Area
Laxfield Lodges are located at Burnt House on the edge of Laxfield village. Situated in picturesque countryside, the lodges are ideally placed to explore the many attractions Suffolk has to offer. Laxfield itself, steeped in history with its own Guildhall and museum dating back to the 16th Century, two public houses, one being the well known 'Kings Head' (or 'Low House' as known locally), village shop with Post Office and not forgetting the beautiful Church are just 10 minutes walk away. Those wishing to enjoy their walking may do so by starting the Circular Village Footpath Walk from Burnt House. There are also numerous cycle routes to take in the surrounding countryside.
The village of Stradbroke is just a 6 minute drive with its own bakery, butcher, shop, public houses and a doctors surgery. The village also has a splendid indoor swimming pool.
The market town of Framlingham is a mere 10 minute drive with its fabulous castle dating back to the 12th Century (a must see for all visitors). This old established town has numerous shops, pubs and restaurants.
Those wishing to go a little further will not be disappointed. Ipswich, 30 minutes drive to the south, with shopping and leisure facilities or Norwich 45 minutes to the north for excellent shopping and historical attractions. Bury St Edmunds 45 minutes to the west with St Edmundsbury Cathedral (and while you're there for those who love their antiques try Lavenham and Long Melford). The 'jewel in the crown' is, of course, just 30 minutes drive to the east, Suffolk's famous Heritage Coast.
Southwold, Walberswick, Dunwich, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness are within easy reach as is the RSPB reserve at Minsmere, Snape Maltings Concert Hall and craft shops, Orford Castle and not forgetting Rendlesham and Tunstall forests are just a few of the 'must see' places.
Many other attractions too numerous to mention… but here are a few:
Africa Alive Safari Park Kessingland
The Owl Barn
Easton Farm Park
Pleasurewood Hills Lowestoft
Adnams Brewery Southwold
St Peter's Brewery
Newmarket Horseracing & National Horseracing Museum
And the list goes on with scenic villages, gardens, windmills, historic buildings, ancient monuments, vineyards and art galleries.
We can also recommend great pubs and restaurants locally - one for every night of the week if you like!