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Lighthouse of Stowmarket is located in Stowmarket and offers a restaurant. The property has city views and is 16 mi from Bury Saint Edmunds. It was very clean and cleaning supplies were provided so we felt so safe staying there in this current climate. The big living room with super comfy sofas was nice for relaxing in the evenings. Having a kitchen with cooking facilities was ideal. The hosts were lovely, gave us a tonne of information about the area and even helped when I got a bit lost on the way there!
The Annex Spooners is located in Woolpit and offers a garden, barbecue facilities and a terrace. Perfect for us,every facility was available to use.lt was like home from home to us. Our host was very friendly and kind ,nothing was too much for her to do . We will hope to return in the future.
The hotel is 5 minutes from Stowmarket and 7 minutes from Needham Market. We preferred Needham Market as a country town as a bit more lively. Beautiful area and would recommend for a weekend away. We did some great walks and really enjoyed browsing some shops too. We went to Alder Call (I think it was called) nursury, just behind the high street. A lovely walk there past cottages and old bridge and had home made ice cream in the Cafe which was in the converted barn. Best ice cream ever!
I visit family in stowmarket, have always found it a warm, friendly town, quirky folk,surrounding areas beautiful, I'd avoid Ipswich which I'm not keen on at all, and go to Bury st Edmund's everytime, and felixstowe not very far away, Needham and the lake so pretty and relaxing, a lovely quaint old fashioned English village, with a great farm shop there too
Didn't see much of the town as we went for a party on the Sat evening returning home Sunday am after breakfast. Driving thorough in the cab it looked very nice and would have liked to have a wander round when we had more time.
Apart from Haughley House, there is very little to cheer about in Stowmarket, which is run down, saturated with housing, but close to the A14. There are only 2 restaurants in the town, Chequers, which serves tasty Chinese food and Prezzo the pizza chain which is poor value for money. Fortunately, when you stay at the house, you do not have to go through Stowmarket to travel away from the area and that is a big relief.
there is not a lot for visitors in the town itself. We were surprised by the lack of restaurants in the centre of town. Although our hotel was within easy walking distance we did not feel tempted to return in the evening. We visited Bury St Edmunds during our stay and found that a much better place to visit.
We were strongly recommended to visit the Museum of East Anglian Life, and we were far from disappointed. It really is a place not to be missed. It is excellent value for money in every way and for all ages.There is a plethora of exhibits of agricultural buildings, machinery and tools with easy-to-read fascinating information provided. In addition the catering facilities are first-rate. On a future visit to Stowmarket we would hope to see more of the town and the beautiful surrounding Suffolk countryside.