Souters is within the glorious Dedham Vale. Opportunities for walking, cycling, boating, fishing, golfing, visiting National Trust properties, gardens, tea rooms and gastro pubs are virtually on the doorstep.

From a day to Newmarket races to Stock Car racing in Ipswich; from the internationally renowned Snape Maltings to the dodgems on Walton Pier; there is something for families, groups and couples of all ages.

The delightful village of Dedham is only 2 miles away and is well worth visiting. It is considered to be the very heart of Constable country, as well as home to Munnings Museum it has many beautiful buildings including a magnificent church.  There is an art and craft centre and several excellent places to eat.

Colchester and Ipswich are local towns and have many attractions featured in and thriving theatres and art centres in both towns.

Other interesting local towns include Hadleigh and Sudbury.  The recently re-vamped Gainsborough House and new gallery are well worth a visit.

The River Stour Festival celebrates the river, its culture, communities and surrounding landscape throughout 2020.

Jimmy's Farm is nearby and very popular;  in the summer The Red Rose Theatre Chain puts on successful performances in the wood there.

Woodbridge and Bury St Edmunds are also not too far away - Wyken Hall

RSPB areas of Minsmere and Dunwich Heath are within easy reach.

Snape Maltings has music performance, good places to eat and shopping possibilities.

Tickets for Suffolk Walking Festival are now on sale offering a huge variety of treks throughout the region. Walks and events feature dawn choruses and hidden orchids, the lanscapes of Arthus Ransome and John Constable. Tickets and info at

Other attractions easily accessible from Souters include:

Framlingham Castle - fantastic castle often has re-enactments and activities for all ages.
Colchester Zoo - world renowned for its breeding programme.
Museum of East Anglian Life   - a fascinating day out.
Walton on the Naze - typical seaside town with pier and fish and chips.
Sutton Hoo - Anglo-Saxon ship burial exhibition.
Beth Chatto Gardens
Alton Water - kayaking, dinghy sailing and windsurfing
Stonham Barns - bird of prey centre and shops.
The Open Road Bookshop in Stoke by Nayland

There is a thriving performing arts scene from outdoor Shakespearean performances to rock and roll panto

The Wolsey Theatre Ipswich
Eastern Angles Theatre Group
Mercury Theatre Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre
Common Ground Theatre Company

There is a rich seam of creative artisans including potters, artists, sculptors, furniture makers and woodworkers whose work can be found in some of the many galleries in the area.

And many more attractions far too numerous to list here.

Eating out is one of the pleasures of being on holiday and we are fortunate to be surrounded by many fine gastro pubs and restaurants.  Several within walking or cycling distance.

Gastro Pubs:

The Sun, Dedham
The Anchor, Stratford St Mary


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