Lavenham – Suffolk Villages and Towns

Lavenham in Suffolk has some of the highest property prices in East Anglia. With good reason – the village is simply stunning.

Lavenham is situated right in the heart of Suffolk, the medieval village is a beautiful sight to behold. We think a visit there is well worth your time.

Famed at the time for its production of wool, it was one of the twenty wealthiest settlements in medieval England. This long standing wealth has lead to some stunning half-timbered medieval cottages still existing right down to the present day.

You might recognise some of the older properties in Lavenham as they have been used in multiple films.  Just a few years ago one house was used as the house of Harry Potter’s parents.  Lavenham was also used many times in the popular Ian McShane series ‘LoveJoy’.

However the beauty of Lavenham isn’t only skin deep. There’s more than enough in this wonderful village to make it one of the favourite among our guests as a place to spend a day.

Packed full of interesting architecture, friendly and authentic pubs, restaurants and shops, Lavenham has a wide selection to fit all budgets and time restraints. The finest of which include The Cock Horse Inn, The Number 10 Wine Bar , and for a true taste of Suffolk there’s the Lavenham Blue Tearooms.

People who are fortunate enough to have visited the village speak in glowing terms of its rich and varied buildings, including the 15th century church of St Peter and St Paul, the Guildhall and the Little Hall.

The more active among our visitors will find plenty of ways to experience the beauty of Lavenham by foot, including the popular circular walk. The walk is 5 and a half miles long and so can form the basis for an extremely pleasant day spent exploring the Suffolk countryside.

If we’ve done enough to convince you that the village of Lavenham is well worth a visit then please do come and stay with us when you do so. Woodfarm Barns is only a short drive away and offers the finest in luxury holiday cottage accommodation. You can check our availability here

Lavenham Photo Gallery

Thanks to Laura Davis for the photos.