The Village of Chelsworth in Suffolk

Chelsworth Suffolk Holidays

A visitors guide to the chocolate box Suffolk village of Chelsworth, where the River Brett flows, influencing the positioning of the early houses. When you wander down the main street of Chelsworth with its abundance of thatched cottages, it is very apparent that the people in this lovely Suffolk village are very proud of their homes. So proud that for over thirty years they have opened their gardens to visitors in the month of June. 

Chelsworth has a village inn/pub, the 14th century timbered Peacock Inn, which uses seasonal locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

Up the road is another picturesque village, medieval Lavenham with its wealth of ancient, timber framed buildings, which date from the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII. The splendid Guildhall in market place with its chequered history of town hall - workhouse - prison and wool store now contains a museum detailing Lavenhams past. 

Even closer to Chelsworth is Monks Eleigh with its colour washed Suffolk Cottages, pictures of which used to grace railway posters to attract holiday makers to the eastern counties.   

For Norfolk or Suffolk Inns - Click the Pubs and Inns Link.s Julian Tennyson the author of Suffolk Scene and great-grandson of the Poet Laureate during Queen Victoria's time is said to have loved the village of Chelsworth and I think if he were a visitor today, he would find that its architecture is unchanged..

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