All Seasons Cottage Breaks - Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Date:April 26, 2015

‘Constable Country’

The quintessentially English painter John Constable was born in Suffolk and produced much of his work in Dedham Vale and the Stour Valley – on the border of Essex and Suffolk. Within 45 mins to an hours drive of your holiday cottage in Saxmundham is the pretty town of Dedham, and Flatford Mill – where John Constable famously painted ‘The Haywain’.

Today, the mill building is managed by the National Trust as a heritage centre for visitors. You can also hire a rowboat to take a trip down the River Stour from Dedham to Flatford to see the exact location in the painting, before stopping for lunch at the riverside Tearooms.

For information about Flatford, Dedham Vale, and the Constable Exhibition, from the National Trust.