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The Old Post Office

3-4 Bedroom Cottage in Suffolk

This charming 1650s cottage has recently completed a year-long restoration with Suffolk Council’s heritage teams. As a grade II-listed, timber-framed and rendered structure, this stunning property will take you straight back to the mid-17th century where you can marvel at the architecture and beauty of this single domestic residence and the lean-to shopfront. The original features have been lovingly restored while modern comforts have been upgraded with new central heating, TVs, beds and furniture ensuring a luxurious step back in time. Our beautiful accommodation is set in secure gardens with access to a fifteen-acre private park. As the perfect scenery to unwind in, the Old Post Office provides you with an ideal excuse to escape the demands of everyday life and visit this picturesque location with your friends and family.


Higham, Dedham Vale, Suffolk | 4 King-size bedrooms | Sleeps 8

The Ground Floor

Sitting Room – Solid oak floors, large Inglenook fireplace with club fender, heavily beamed walls and ceilings, sofas and chairs for eight guests with 42” smart TV.

Dining Room – Large dining table and eight chairs.

Kitchen – Farmhouse style with range cooker, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, and table and chairs for two.

The Post Room – With the charm of a bygone era featuring a sofa and chair so you can watch the world go by as the Postmaster would have.

Washroom – Lavatory, hand basin and washing machine

First Floor

Master Bedroom – King-size bed, en-suite to the Family Bathroom.

Postmaster’s Bedroom – King-sized bed, accessed through the Master Bedroom.

Third Bedroom –King- sized bed.

Family Bathroom – Underfloor heating, bath with overhead power-shower, lavatory and handbasin.

Old Ale House (annex)

Fourth Bedroom – Only a few feet from the main building is a fully renovated bedroom /studio including King-sized bed, 42” Smart TV, en-suite shower room with lavatory and basin. With double doors opening onto the patio this has ideal access for wheelchairs or the less mobile (who might also want a little privacy from the main house).


Enclosed dog-proof garden with paved area and lawn with tables and chairs in two seating area. There is plenty of off-street parking and direct access to a private fifteen-acre park.

Entertainment at the Old Post Office

We’re delighted to welcome you to experience the relaxing pace of life in Constable Country. There are plenty of activities to enjoy as you unwind in this breath-taking part of the world.

If you’d like advice on local places to visit or walks to take, then we’re very happy to pass on our knowledge of the area with a list of recommendations. Whether you’re visiting the Dedham Vale to attend a wedding, as part of a family holiday or just to explore the East of England, we’re passionate about showing you the highlights of our surroundings.

The Old Post Office contains general and local information guides and maps to help inspire you, but please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d prefer a more personalised list of activities to suit you. You can also browse the ‘Things to Do’ section of our website for plenty of creative ideas to help you unwind in this scenic area.

If you’d like some truly relaxing time to spend at your leisure in your accommodation, you can kick back in front of the roaring fireplace which is fully equipped with logs and firelighters.

When you’re ready to experience the great outdoors, you can also benefit from access to fifteen acres of private parkland if you wish to go for a relaxing stroll to take in a breath of fresh air. Well-behaved dogs are very welcome at the Old Post Office and we’re confident they’ll enjoy the break as much as their owners!

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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. For the fire we give you a generous box of logs, with lighters and kindling, and more can be requested.

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.

Welcome Basket

Pet Friendly

Off Street Parking

Free WiFi

Large Open Fire

Two 42" Smart TVs

Retro DAB radio

Washing Machine

Gas Central Heating

Detailed House Guide

Iron & Board


Fridge Freezer


Travel Cot