A four-night five-day visit:

The Historic Houses & heritage of suffolk

Bridge Cottage Flatford

Sutton Hoo helmet

Chorleywood Fine Arts is offering a four-night five-day visit to places of interest in and around Suffolk
  • 5 days from £699 
  • Departing 23 April 2023


  • Gainsborough’s House
  • Melford Hall
  • Christchurch Mansion
  • Constable country: East Bergholt, Dedham & Bridge Cottage
  • Red House
  • Sutton Hoo
  • Bury St Edmunds
  • St Edmunsbury Cathedral
  • Ickworth House
  • Lavenham
  • Beth Chatto’s Gardens
  • Audley End House & Gardens


We stay four nights on a half board basis at the 4* Stoke by Nayland Hotel ( on the outskirts of Leavenheath. Located in a countryside setting and 10 miles from Colchester, facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool,  gymnasium, sauna, steam room and a Jacuzzi. All rooms are en suite and feature a television, and tea and coffee making facilities.


  • Insurance (including Covid cover) £29
  • Single room supplement £99
  • Entrance fees to National Trust and English Heritage sites (NT properties free to NT members and EH properties free to EH members)
  • Gratuities

Audley End

Ickworth House

Beth Chatto’s Gardens


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Visit to Compton Verney


Wednesday 7 June 2023

Price: £50 per person

Departs from Chorleywood: 8.45am

Compton Verney (CV) is a country house located close to Stratford-upon-Avon.  The house owes much to the design of Robert Adam, and its park was created by Capability Brown.  It was acquired by the Sir Peter Moores Foundation in 1993 and rescued from its near-derelict state; a new wing was added. In addition to featuring exhibitions, the house contains what it calls Collections which include British Folk Art, British Portraits, Chinese, Northern European, Ceramics and Naples.  During our visit there will be an exhibition of Quentin Blake’s art and one of British Folk costume.

Our coach will depart from our normal locations at 8.45am with a view to reaching CV at 10.30am.  After coffee/ tea (not included) and a comfort break, we will have a guided tour of the Naples Collection, which is one of CV’s largest and one of the richest outside Naples.  The tour will last for about 45 to 60 minutes; we will be divided into groups not exceeding 15 people.  Afterwards, the day will be free for members to explore all the other Collections, the exhibitions and the grounds. Access to all of these is covered by our initial entry tickets.

Lunch, which is not included, will be available at CV’s restaurant which has a wide range of food and drinks.  CV closes at 5pm but we would aim to depart between 4pm and 4.30pm.

As this will be CFA’s last outing, we very much hope that it will be well supported.

Tickets for our trips are not refundable but are transferable. Guests are always welcome. 
If you have any queries about these trips or would like an application form, please contact Hilary Walker, our Visits Secretary (tel: 01923 896576; email:

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