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.

Horse Riding

01473 780406 -http://www.hillfarmec.co.uk
Hill Farm Stables, Hill Farm Lane, Chelmondiston 2 miles

Dry Ski-ing / Golf Driving Range / WhyKnot Adventure and restaurant

01473 602347 -http://www.suffolkskicentre.co.uk/
Wherstead 6 miles

Golf

http://www.fynn-valley.co.uk/pages.php/index.html
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.

http://www.harwichharbourferry.com/
A good day trip encompassing lunch at The Pier, Harwich (http://www.milsomhotels.com/thepier/)

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/
5 miles

Jimmy's Farm

08444 938088 -http://www.jimmysfarm.com/
6 miles

River trips

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

http://www.anglianwater.co.uk/leisure/what-to-see/water-parks/alton/
http://www.altonwater.co.uk/index.php?pid=1
Alton Water: 5 miles, where you can also hire cycles to ride around the reservoir, walk and bird watch.

RSPB Bird reserve

http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/m/minsmere/index.asp
Minsmere

Dedham Vale

http://www.dedhamvalestourvalley.org
30-40 mins drive by car

Constable Country

http://www.visitessex.com/discover/rural/ConstableCountry.aspx
hour drive by car

The Heritage Coast

http://www.britainexpress.com/countryside/coast/suffolk.htm
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

http://www.eastonfarmpark.co.uk/

Colchester

http://www.colchester.uk.com
Britains' oldest recorded town (20miles) fine Roman castle with museum, Leisure World - swimming for the kids.

Go-karting

http://www.beaconrallykarts.co.uk/
Beacon Hill, Martlesham

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