The tiny village of Heveningham lies on the banks of the River Blyth, in the county of Suffolk, in Southeast England. It is set amid unspoiled countryside, with footpaths through tranquil fields and woods to explore. Heveningham holiday cottages are also a stone’s throw from the Sussex Heaths and Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where enchanting forests, marshland, estuaries and shingle beaches await discovery. The narrow lanes which lead into the village are lined with hedgerows and historic stone cottages. In the centre of Heveningham, St Mary’s Church is a listed building with a distinctive perpendicular shape, built in 1539.
Another well-known landmark in the area is Heveningham Hall, a magnificent estate where a classic car event, the Concours d’Elegance, is held annually. The village’s country fair is also held at the hall, with a poultry exhibition, sheep racing, clay pigeon shooting and plenty of activities for children to enjoy. A couple of miles northward, in the neigbouring village of Halesworth, the Huntingfield Arms is a cosy pub with a lovely garden and open fires. Expect a fine selection of local ales and ciders, and a menu of pub classics, prepared with fresh, local ingredients. On the doorstep of your Heveningham holiday cottage, you will find some of Suffolk’s most idyllic countryside, with ancient woods, heaths and meadows, crisscrossed by public footpaths. A short drive southward from the village, Saxmundham is a charming town on the banks of a gentle river, with a graceful church, historic cottages and a variety of independent shops and eateries. A market is held every Wednesday at Market Place with a variety of stalls selling fresh produce from the Suffolk fields and coast. Head to KB Stannard and Son for the highest-quality meat. Self-catering holidays in Heveningham are perfect for visitors who want to visit Suffolk’s classic seaside resorts of Southwold, Felixstowe, Aldeburgh and Great Yarmouth.