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The Old Pottery


Read our review!

The Old Pottery appears in Alastair Sawday's Special Escapes


The Old Pottery, Chelsworth in Suffolk

"We had a wonderful time and the little touches made all the difference – fresh flowers, fresh produce and home grown honey. A great place to stay."
The J Family, London.

The Old Pottery is a medieval, timber-framed, Grade II* listed, two-bedroomed holiday home in the heart of what is considered by many to be the prettiest village in England.

Its restoration is now complete and it is available now. We are happy to accept weekly bookings, long weekends and mid-week stays.

Please use the links on the right to learn more about the Old Pottery, its site, the village and surround areas. See below some photos of the Old Pottery.

We are listed by the prestigious Alastair Sawday's self catering website (having been carefully inspected and approved) - please click on the logo below to view their review of the old pottery.



"A lovely cottage to relax in and a great area to walk and explore the many lovely villages and pubs."
A & C, London.


Fully equipped kitchen

"It really is the most gorgeous, private, peaceful cottage we've ever stayed in."
Mr & Mrs D. Cumbria.

Spacious but cosy sitting room

"The Old Pottery is very much a home from home with a very warm welcome. We enjoyed paddling along the River Brett and were rewarded with a glimpse of deer. This is an excellent base with far too much to see and do in just one week."
The P Family, Worcs.


Main bedroom

"We have visited The Old Pottery for the third time in Spring, Winter and now Autumn. It feels like coming home. We like the surrounding area and quiet walks to beautiful little villages. This spot is fabulous. We will come back for another relaxing week or weekend."
Mr & Mrs F, The Netherlands.

Patio garden with newly planted herb borders

"We had an amazing time here at The Old Pottery. The cottage is magnificent and so well appointed. The countryside is peaceful and beautiful. We thank our hosts for making our stay so memorable."
C & D, USA.

Second bedroom

"5-star accommodation. This is a perfect venue for a holiday because it is a fascinating old cottage and house and because the area is so beautiful. We loved Woodbridge, Framlingham, Dedham, Lavenham, Long Melford and the coast. Thank you."
Mr & Mrs T, Devon.


Beautiful bathroom

"Lovely property, wonderful area, great village and pub. Lots of places to see, eat and enjoy."
D & K, Notts.


There are lots of photos of the village and surrounding countryside in the gallery - with some more photos of the pottery. More will be added soon!

Please note: Sorry no smoking and no dogs.

See below for a map of our location in rural Suffolk.

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Julian Tennyson – great grandson of Queen Victoria’s Poet Laureate – said of Chelsworth:
"I have a perfect village of my own finding, which I pride myself is quite unknown. It is Chelsworth … It lies completely hidden in a little valley. Its cottages are irregular, very well kept and finely timbered. It borders a stream, a quiet ready stream, whose banks are lined with rich and gigantic trees. I can’t tell you why I think it is perfect. Perhaps it is because Chelsworth has been left to itself."