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Fenwick Cottage

2 Bedroom Cottage in Suffolk

Fenwick Cottage is an utterly charming, and completely restored 17th Century thatched cottage depicted in a painting by John Constable. Packed with character and original features this is the epitome of a cosy country getaway. The accommodation is set in a secure dog proof garden with access to fifteen acres of private parkland which makes it the perfect tranquil retreat for your next holiday.


Higham, Suffolk | 2 King-size bedrooms | Sleeps 4

The Ground Floor

Open Plan Living Room – Large corner sofa and dining area for four people with real flame fireplace, wooden beams and original exposed wattle & daub.

Kitchen – New galley kitchen with butlers sink, oven, hob and fridge/freezer that overlooks the living room and garden.

Bathroom – Modern fittings including bath with shower, lavatory and hand basin.

First Floor

Garden Room – King-size bed with wonderful views over Higham Place and Dedham Vale

Constable Room – King-size bed with original window alcove.


Kitchen stable-door opens out onto patio, with table and chairs for four, and generous enclosed lawned garden with direct access to fifteen-acre park. Parking for two medium cars and access to further parking nearby if more space is required.

Settling in at Fenwick Cottage

Fenwick Cottage is located in Higham which is based in the heart of Suffolk’s Constable Country in the East of England. Some guests visit us because of their love and appreciation of the works of John Constable. As a landscape artist, he based his works on creating beautiful and atmospheric paintings of the local area which he spent most of life in. When you stay at Fenwick Cottage, you’ll feel a strong connection to some of Constable’s most famous paintings including the likes of ‘Dedham Vale’ and ‘The Hay Wain’ which were both completed in 1821.

Yet, you do not need a passion for art to appreciate this charming part of the world. All our guests are blown away by the breath-taking scenery in Higham which will of course begin with your base here at Fenwick Cottage. Situated in fifteen acres of private parkland, this provides you with a wonderful retreat to stretch your legs in and perhaps walk the family dog. If you choose to stay close to your accommodation, you’ll find plenty to do within. You can use the time to unwind, spend time with your travel companions and soak in the peaceful atmosphere and stunning views from your window.

Fenwick Cottage was painted by John Constable back in 1804 – so by booking to stay at Fenwick Cottage, you can proudly boast that you are staying in a Constable painting!

Local Activities in Higham and the Surrounding Area

Of course, if you’d also like to enjoy some adventures in the local area, then there truly is something for everyone to enjoy. Families will love using the cottage as a base for some exploration with the kids. You might head to the beach, visit a steam railway museum or just enjoy going out for a leisurely hike. Dedham Vale offers plenty of walks with varying levels of difficulty depending on how much of a challenge you’re looking for. As an alternative, you might opt for a cycle or boat ride to explore the joys of Constable Country.

As a family, we’ve been based in Higham since 1936 and are proud to be able to offer 6 luxury vacation properties in the vicinity. Our knowledge of the local area is something we’re very happy to pass on to all of our guests. If you have any questions about the activities listed within our ‘Things to do’ section, or would like to ask our recommendations on local shops, restaurants or seasonal events that take place throughout the Dedham Vale area, then we’d be very happy to assist. You can get in touch with us by phone or email before you arrive at Fenwick Cottage, or else make contact once you’ve settled in and taken stock of the area.

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Dogs Welcome



On arrival you will be treated to a Welcome Basket containing free-range organic whole milk, fresh locally baked loaf and cake, jar of marmalade, slab of butter, choice of two cereals and a bottle of wine to wash it all down.

The kitchen is equipped with tea, coffee, sugar, dish soap & tablets, and hand soap. The real flame fire will have the pilot lit and a remote control so you can easily choose the size of fire you desire.

All bedlinen is 100% Egyptian cotton and pillows are feather & down (two per guest). All guests also get 100% cotton towels that are large, white and generously threaded and accompanied by White Company toiletries and plenty of loo paper.

There is an iron and board, hairdryer and ample clothes storage in drawers and on coat hangers. Highchair and travel cot are available (on request).

Welcome Basket

Pet Friendly

Off Street Parking

Free WiFi

Real-Flame Fire

42" Smart TV

Retro DAB Radio

Gas Central Heating

Detailed House Guide

Iron & Board

Fridge Freezer


Travel Cot