On the south-west corner of St Peter and St Paul’s churchyard, the Ancient House stands in picturesque Clare, a historic market town in the rolling Suffolk countryside.
One of the joys of holidays can be sampling local food and drink. Champion of local suppliers, Big Barn, spotlights farm shops, butchers, breweries, markets and more across the UK in their interactive map. To source produce from the local area, visit their website, bigbarn.co.uk.
Somerleyton Hall and Framlingham Castle are both in driving distance from Clare if you are looking for a historical day out during your stay. Somerleyton Hall is considered to be an archetypal Tudor-Jacobean manors. Framlington Castle is a magnificent 12th-century fortress and one-time refuge of Mary Tudor.
The nearby medieval village of Lavenham is worth a visit. Look out for their art and literary festivals, as well as enjoying their shops and cafes.
The historic market town Bury St. Edmunds is only a half hour drive from Clare. Ickworth House, with its impressive Rotunda, is worth a visit, as is Moyse's Hall Museum, which has looked out over Bury St. Edmunds for almost 900 years.
For more ideas for things to do during your stay at the Ancient House, have a look at our Pinterest Map.
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