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Our Cottages

Nestled amidst the serene landscape, our collection of countryside cottages offers a peaceful retreat with access to 15 acres of pristine surroundings.

The Gildhall

A 16th-century thatched cottage seamlessly blending historic charm with modern comfort. Tucked away in picturesque parkland, surrounded by lush gardens, it offers a serene retreat for a peaceful getaway.

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The Old Post Office

An ideal gateway to Dedham Vales scenic countryside, celebrated in John Constable's paintings. This picturesque timber-framed cottage offers cozy relaxation spaces, including a charming sitting room with a wood-burning stove.

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Higham Place Lodge

This charming detached lodge has stunning views over the parkland towards Dedham Vale. It is bright and well-equipped, yet cosy and comfortable, giving you a wonderful place to relax at the end of the day exploring the beautiful countryside.

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The Cartlodge

A spacious, former cartlodge sleeping six with an open-plan living space and stunning views across the parkland beyond. The property is in a rural and peaceful location allowing you to truly relax and enjoy the scenic views of Constable country.

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No.1 Fenwick Cottage

No. 1 Fenwick Cottages is a 17th century thatched cottage set in the centre of Higham village. The cottage is portrayed in a painting by John Constable and still contains many original features.

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Barhams Manor

Historically significant 16th Century Tudor country house set in beautifully landscaped private fifteen acre park.

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See What our Esteemed Guests Have to say!

We have just enjoyed our fifth stay in The Gildhall in Higham. We love the warmth and comfort of this beautiful period thatched cottage, and the views and walks from it’s own park, and beyond. My dogs enjoy every moment too, Plenty of space to run round the grounds and then home to a cosy kip in front of the aga. The kitchen is beautiful, And besides being very well equipped, it’s a pleasure to cook in and eat at the scrubbed table. Each room is tastefully appointed And really comfortably furnished. The only problem I have with The Gildhall is that I never want to leave!We are looking forward to our next visit already. Thank you Chris.

Penny Maidens

The Gildhall - February 2024

We had a wonderful time at this delightful and roomy property. Our family and their partners came to join us. There is plenty of space for six adults and our dog. The garden is fully dog proof and there is lovely parkland adjoining the property. This was our first time cooking with an Aga and thanks to our expert cooks (partners) it was brilliant. Communication with the owners was very easy and they were most helpful. It is a lovely part of the world to visit.

D. Griffiths

The Gildhall - April 2024

We had a wonderful time… the cottage is delightful, warm and cosy yet plenty of  space. The welcome pack was very generous and everything was super clean and comfy. Visited some lovely villages nearby .. the garden and huge adjoining parkland were fantastic for the dogs .. thoroughly recommend..

Silva Garton-Rogers

The Gildhall - January 2024