Things to Do Nearby
Hill House is located at the end of a 1.3 mile lane looking out across the river Orwell. The commercial part of the farm is no longer located at this farm thus ensuring a safe and quiet environment. It is 2.5 miles from Shotley village and 20 - 25 minutes by car to Ipswich town centre. There is a bus stop at the top of the lane (1.3 miles) from where you can catch a bus to neighbouring villages and Ipswich. The Butt & Oyster pub at Pin Mill is 1 hours walk and the Shipwreck Pub at Shotley Marina is a 45 minute brisk walk along the river bank in opposite directions.
Red House Farm, Wades Lane, Shotley 0 .9 mile. Book a slot when you arrive.
01473 780406 -http://www.hillfarmec.co.uk
Hill Farm Stables, Hill Farm Lane, Chelmondiston 2 ½ miles
Dry Ski-ing / Golf Driving Range / WhyKnot Adventure and restaurant
01473 602347 -http://www.suffolkskicentre.co.uk/
Wherstead 6 miles
Fynn Valley Golf Club, Witnesham, Ipswich and at Seckford Hall, nr Woodbridge and Woodbridge Golf Club. Some golf courses require a handicap certificate, so you are advised to check.
Shotley-Harwich-Felixstowe foot ferry.
Barge trips on River Orwell
01473 780691 -http://www.thamesmatch.co.uk/
From Ipswich, Woolverstone Marina or Pin Mill (start point flexible) on sailing barge May.
What do the barges do after the big racing match is over? The majority have to go back to work to earn their keep. This is through chartering - to the general public, clubs & associations or corporate organizations. This can involve river trips for bird watching, photography, painting, wildlife observation, team building or a family holiday. Bookings can be for a day, a weekend or longer.
Suffolk Food Hall
01473 786616 -http://www.suffolkfoodhall.co.uk/
08444 938088 -http://www.jimmysfarm.com/
6 ½ miles
01473 836680 -http://www.orwellrivercruises.co.uk/index.htm
Down the River Orwell on "Orwell Lady"
The Pin Mill Cruise Lasts approximately two and a half hours taking in the most beautiful wooded stretches of the River Orwell and passing Hill House.
Sailing, canoeing and windsurfing
Alton Water: 5 miles, where you can also hire cycles to ride around the reservoir, walk and bird watch.
RSPB Bird reserve
30-40 mins drive by car
½ hour drive by car
The Heritage Coast
Aldeburgh 50 mins by car
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm
01473 830264 -http://www.baylham-house-farm.co.uk/
A small livestock farm, breeding farm animals and offers farm visits to the public throughout the year. Winner of the Best tourist attraction in 2006 & 2007 and runner up in 2008 & 2009.
Easton Farm Park
Britains' oldest recorded town (20miles) fine Roman castle with museum, Leisure World - swimming for the kids.
Beacon Hill, Martlesham
For more info on local events, please visit myshotley.com