The town’s backbone, is the high street, with just the right eclectic mix of shops, services, restaurants, cafés and pubs. Known for their individuality, quality and care, within a naturally contemporary environment.

All nestling among countryside to take your breath away. Unassuming, yet often spectacular scenes that inspired 18th century painters, Constable and Gainsborough.

Twentieth century artist Cedric Morris spent forty years in Hadleigh. A post impressionist and pioneering gardener, he founded a school with painter and sculptor Arthur Lett-Haines, whose students included Lucian Freud and locally raised Maggi Hambling.

While local hero Oswald Gayford a fearless long distance flyer, held the world record in 1927, 1933 and 1938.

Sitting on the River Brett, established as a market town in 1252, there is a gentle and yet lively bustle with its population of approximately 9000.

Looking restfully idyllic, the homely atmosphere is testimony to the many families and individuals remaining residents through several generations.

Hadleigh is central to; Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Colchester and Sudbury – and noteworthy villages such as; Clare, Dedham, Kersey, Lavenham and Long Melford.

Social and cultural activities keep this community celebrating their collective wealth.

Expect a friendly welcome and relaxed hospitality wherever you go.


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December 15 @ 09:00 - 14:00

Christmas Tree Festival

December 15 @ 09:00 - 17:00
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Christmas Tree Festival

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Helen brings a warm glow to Frosts, with her enthusiasm and delight in Hadleigh, which is her adopted hometown. She began working part-time in 1996, becoming a director, a decade later.

One speciality is her extensive local knowledge. This might involve a property tucked away in one the villages, that makes for a surprising but grateful match.

What book are you reading?
The Pursuit of Happiness by Douglas Kennedy

First record you bought?
Tapestry by Carole King
Favourite place to visit in Suffolk?
Bury St Edmunds

What’s top of your bucket list?
Not ‘listy’ just do it
The last film you saw?
Hidden Figures
Where do you like to go on holiday?
Like to go to busy places, cities









Hadleigh gal Julia has been making cakes for as long as she can remember. Nan and mum taught her the tools of the trade and she’s never looked back. Although working full-time, has managed to set up her cupcake stall at the Friday Market.

Little buns, fairy cakes and cheesy muffins, sit alongside her self-made, crafty bits and bobs. All bright and tasty and welcomes requests to cater for parties.
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What book are you reading?
Black Heart Blue by Louise Reid

First record you bought?
Michael Jackson

Favourite place to visit in Suffolk?

What’s top of your bucket list?
Go up in hot-air balloon

The last film you saw?
Beauty and the Beast

Where do you like to go on holiday?
New York










PHOTOS OF HADLEIGH 2017: Hadleigh_2017_photos.PDF


Photographs by Peter Cutts