Friday, 24 July 2015

Thatched cottages and others in Suffolk

My last post was about our beautiful thatched houses that are in the United kingdom. I love them but have never stayed in one and I don't know that I would like to live in one either but they are very beautiful to see!!!
 
We have just come back from a short break in Suffolk and we saw quite a few on our travels.
 
The one below Bridge Cottage  is at Flatford Mill, where John Constable painted his very famous painting "The Haywain", a permanent exhibition is in there to tell the Constable story.
 
 








 



This building above is the Granary and is now available as a B&B.
 
 
 Another day we went to Oulton Broads and came across this Public Convenience ( Toilet) also thatched
  and at the same place the Harbour Masters Office again thatched!!

 We had lunch in this area but went onto Somerleyton Hall, a wonderful Hall and gardens. I hope to post on that visit when I have more time!!
 
 

We did go on a boat trip on the broads the following day from Wroxham and you will see all the cottages / houses we passed on the way (all thatched).
 






 
Just as an add on I will share these few photographs we took on another day when we went to Aldeburgh, this is a holiday let with The Landmark Trust. Would you like to stay in a building like this, a Martello Tower,  so close to the sea but with not many windows?
Aldeburgh is a lovely town  with fresh fish available on the Quay.

Click on LAND to find out about the sculptures!!





 
On our way home from Aldeburgh we went to Thorpeness and what a surprise to come across this beautiful
Also a holiday let, see the link in the words!
The History of the house here.
 

We were very lucky that day that it was really the house in the sky as there were no clouds!!
I certainly wouldn't be fit enough to stay in a building like that with all the stairs etc....but what great views.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Lovely Houses in UK

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch has a great blog, covering lots of interesting subjects She has a Tablescape day on Thursday's, ( not something we do in the UK) and Monday Metamorphis day and lots more in between, please visit her blog I am sure you will find something of interest.
 
She can also be found here on:-
 
I don't think she has ever visited the UK and speaks about our lovely thatched cottages of which we still have lots of.
 
We also have some wonderful National Trust and
Historic House properties to visit.
 

 Below are  Landmark Trust properties available to rent for a weekend or weeks holiday.
See website for more of their wonderful properties to let.







 
The weather in the UK can be mixed, we usually always carry and umbrella and light waterproof jacket.
This week the forecast is very good for the first week at Wimbledon Tennis and the Hampton Court Flower Show, 30c!!! So suncream and sunhats!
 
Come and visit us so much to see and do and please visit Susan at her blog and any other blogs and learn more about our friends across the pond and beyond.
 
Strangers are friends you have yet to meet!!