The village of East Bergholt is considered to be one of the most important villages in this part of East Anglia on the Suffolk/Essex border. It is located on the northern side of the beautiful and historic Stour Valley, where Constable lived and painted many of his finest works.
Communications are excellent via the A12 giving fast dual carriageway access to Ipswich about 9 miles to the north and Colchester about 9 miles to the south. Significantly there is a main line railway station at Manningtree about 3½ miles away which provides a fast, frequent and easily accessed commuter train to London Liverpool Street, taking approximately 55 minutes and bringing the City within daily commuter distance.
The countryside in the Dedham/East Bergholt area is exceptionally attractive and remarkably unspoiled when it is considered how quickly London can be accessed. Dedham Vale is considered to be one of the great settings in East Anglia.
There are extensive shopping facilities both in Colchester and Ipswich with good schools at Ipswich School, Framlingham, Woodbridge and Felsted Public School.
There is sailing on both the Orwell and Stour Estuaries which are nearby, together with ferry services from Harwich to the main north European ports.
Stansted Airport can be reached within 50 minutes. East Bergholt has the benefit of a good range of local facilities including a modernised general store, post office, bakers, chemists, GP surgery, medical centre, parish church and congregational church, together with many local associations.
The village provides educational facilities from preschool age to GCSEs and there are sixth form colleges in Colchester and Ipswich.