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Melford Hall, Suffolk

Follow in Beatrix Potter’s footsteps at this beautiful family home

For almost five centuries the picturesque turrets of Melford Hall have dominated Long Melford’s village green.

Devastated by fire in 1942, the house was nurtured back to life by the Hyde Parker family and it remains their much-loved family home to this day. Their interior decoration and furnishings chart changing tastes and fashions over two centuries.

The stories of family life at Melford – from visits by their relation Beatrix Potter with her menagerie of animals, through to children sliding down the grand staircase on trays – make this house more than just bricks and mortar.

Facilities

  • Refurbished tearoom for sandwiches, cream teas, cakes, tea and coffee
  • Gatehouse shop for souvenirs, gifts, second-hand books and plants
  • Free parking, 200 yards. Access for coaches and other large vehicles by gated entrance 100 yards north of main gatehouse entrance. Further free parking in nearby Long Melford
  • Toilets at the gatehouse car park and within the house
  • Dogs on leads and only in car park and park walk
  • Talks to groups available
  • Groups welcome, please contact us before you visit

Information Courtesy of National Trust

Official Website : https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/melford-hall

Photo : Melford_Hall_author- Charles Rawding

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