Flatford Mill

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Beautiful 16th Century thatched cottage by the River Stour. In the heart of the Dedham Vale, this is a quintessentially English rural landscape.
- Famous location for John Constable's idyllic pastoral paintings.
- Now home to an exhibition on the artist.
- Variety of walks along the River Stour.
- Beautiful riverside tearoom.

NT car park Car £4 (NT members free), Coach £8. Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Parking: Charge applies. Limited parking for coaches, advanced booking recommended. Please be aware that between the car park and Bridge Cottage is a flight of steps.

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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • National Trust Property

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions


Road Directions

Follow signs from the A14 through East Bergholt and then to FlatfordThe nearest railway station is Manningtree, which is 1.5 miles away.

Flatford: Bridge Cottage

Type:Historic Site

Flatford: Bridge Cottage, Flatford, East Bergholt, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk, CO7 6UL

Tel: 01206 298260


  • Other AwardsNational Trust National Trust 2019

Opening Times

* 5 Jan-3 Mar Sats & Suns only, 10:30am-3:30pm. 6 Mar-31 Mar Wed-Sun, 10:30am-5pm. 1 Apr-28 Apr, 10:30am-5pm. 29 Apr-29 Sept, 10:30am-5:30pm. 30 Sept-3 Nov, 10:30am-5pm. 6 Nov-22 Dec Weds-Sun, 10:30am-3:30pm. Closed Christmas & New Year.