Long Melford and Fernlea
Published: Friday 5th Sep 2014
Written by: Suffolk Secrets Team
We all love Long Melford – a picturesque Suffolk village which has been settled for many centuries and is dotted with historic buildings.
This beautifully preserved village attracts visitors from all over the world and we’re proud to introduce a new holiday cottage listing situated right in the heart of the village. Fernlea is a beautifully presented Grade II listed house and is perfectly located for exploring Long Melford and the surrounding area. This beautiful holiday cottage sleeps 8 people and has been luxuriously decorated throughout - offering a truly relaxing and comfortable stay. Fernlea also offers the benefits of private parking and free WiFi. Simply click here to find out more information or check availability – or don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01502 722717 should you need further assistance!
About Long Melford
Long Melford was a thriving settlement in Tudor times. Local villagers lay claim to having "the longest high street in England" which is a fabulous place to shop with its lovely selection of antique shops, galleries, boutiques, craft shops and tea rooms. A holiday or short break in Long Melford is perfect for discovering more about this historic area of Suffolk and a cluster of towns and villages known as "The Wool Towns". In addition to discovering the historic heart of Long Melford, there are plenty of walking opportunities in the surrounding area including a "Threads" trail - which explores the town's historic weaving and textile industry. Another popular walk is a trail that follows an old railway track from Long Melford to Lavenham. Don’t worry – this track is not used by trains today!
Other attractions in the area include Kentwell Hall – famous for its costumed “Tudor Re-enactment” events and Melford Hall – a beautiful house that Beatrix Potter visited on many occasions during her lifetime.
Long Melford offers lots of lovely tea rooms, restaurants and pubs so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out. Try Tiffin’s Tea Emporium for a delicious afternoon tea complete with home-made scones, or for fine dining, try Scutchers - proud holder of a “Michelin Bib Gourmand” accolade.
For more information on Fernlea or things to see and do in Long Melford – simply give us a call!