Over the last ten years we have created a portfolio of distinguished holiday retreats in the heart Constable’s Dedham Vale which feature in this painting of his.


About Us

Our story started over ten years ago with a unique proposition when we launched the only holiday cottages to feature in a painting by world renown John Constable. ‘Higham Village’ painted in 1804 features four of our cottages meaning only Idyllic Suffolk can genuinely offer the fullest Constable Country experience.

Idyllic Suffolk is a family affair born in the Dedham Vale. Charlie Allsopp was brought up in Dedham and his cousin and business partner Major Charles Fenwick was born at Higham in 1946, which has been his home ever since. Having both served as officers in the Grenadier Guards, they aim to apply the highest military standards to the curation of a distinctive portfolio of premium holiday homes and the delivery of exemplary guest experiences. They are passionate about Suffolk and love sharing this beautifully tranquil rolling countryside with holidaymakers looking to escape and relax.

Charlie runs the business and looks after all our guests from initial enquiry through to the end of their stays. With his excellent local knowledge and close relationship with property owners, he is able to guide you through your decision making and answer questions that only a local native can.  Charlie is available all hours to look after you supported by an extended local team that is committed to ensuring all guests have the best possible break feeling fully revived and recharged.

“Come and experience the relaxing pace of the Dedham Vale, Stour Valley and beautiful Suffolk countryside with great food and tons to do”