The lodges are on the edge of the village of Badwell Ash, with it's local shop, off licence pub and chip shop. The next village, Wlasham Le Willows, has an award winning butchers. There are many pretty and historic villages and towns to explore in the surrounding area either by foot, bicycle or car. Over the years fragments of Roman pottery and coins have been found in Badwell Ash; it would appear that people have lived and worked the land in the area for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.
There are ancient towns and cities to explore, including Norwich in Norfolk or Colchester in Essex (Britain's oldest recorded town).Visit the Anglo-Saxon abbey ruins at Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, before moving onto Cambridge, one of Europe's loveliest cities. See the 'storybook' timber-framed buildings in Lavenham in Suffolk. Stately homes and gardens can be found in abundance in this region, the most famous of all being the Queen's own hideaway at Sandringham in Norfolk. Continuing the royal connection, it is at Newmarket in Suffolk that the Royal Stud was founded and horse racing continues to be the major pastime today.
Oozing history. Artistic and refreshing. Nostalgic and comforting. Hip and happening. Awe-inspiring and breath-taking. Mysterious and enchanting. Easy and accessible. Pink cottages, Cambridge colleges, stripey West Norfolk cliffs, Cromwell and Constable, brightly coloured beach huts, flint churches, English country gardens, windmills and wild fenlands, ancient cathedrals, Chelsea by the Sea, binoculars and bird reserves, antique shops and soft city breaks, boating on the Broads. Something for everyone!