The village of Kersey is regarded as one of the prettiest villages in East Anglia, straddling a ford (known locally as ‘the splash’) across the River Brett and up the slopes of a little valley with St Mary’s Parish Church crowning the hill on the southern side. The village thoroughfares are lined with a wonderful array of period houses and cottages. Kersey is also a vibrant community centred on its primary school, parish church, village hall and 14th century inn. The immediate area contains many other delightful Suffolk wool towns and villages, including medieval Lavenham. The market towns of Hadleigh (2 miles) and Sudbury (11 miles) each provide excellent everyday amenities whilst Colchester (15 miles) and Ipswich (12 miles) offer highly regarded schools and mainline railway stations for London’s Liverpool Street. The surrounding Stour Valley countryside is absolutely delightful – gently sloping, quintessential rural Suffolk. Country walks and numerous country pursuits are quite literally on your doorstep. The whole area has been immortalised by the paintings of Constable and Gainsborough.