You can expect 'really excellent food with an interesting menu and varied wine list' at Rona and David Pitchford’s restaurant-with-rooms in a Georgian manor house on the edge of a historic market town.
Cranes, container ships, Holland-bound ferries . . . The views from this quayside Victorian hotel with its striking iron-lace balcony overlooking the Stour and Orwell estuaries, are ocean-going, stirring, never dull.
A draw for garden-lovers, this serene Victorian farmhouse B&B is sheltered by a National Trust estate of ancient woodland, farmland and Vita Sackville-West’s acclaimed gardens (tickets for Sissinghurst Castle may be purchased at the gate).