We’ve just added a magical new place to stay to the Best of Suffolk website.
Gedgrave Broom is a magical thatched cottage hidden down a mile long track near Orford, through a 200 acre forest and overlooking ancient water meadows that have little changed over hundreds of years.
John Seymour lived and wrote his classic book ‘The Fat of the Land’ here which went on to inspire the TV series ‘The Good Life’, it will be all to obvious to any visitor where his inspiration came from!
Orford is around a mile away and can be reached down private farm tracks and so is ideal for cycling. The village has a fantastic choice of places to eat and drink including The Trinity at the Crown and Castle (owned by restaurateur, journalist and author Ruth Watson, presenter of Channel Five’s ‘The Hotel Inspector’), the Kings Head pub and the Butley Oysterage. Nearer the quay are The Jolly Sailor and a café with lovely views over the river. Across the river is the National Trust’s Orford Ness, the site of mysterious research projects in the 1950’s and 60’s but now a nature reserve.