Melford Hall (National Trust), Long Melford
Built in the 16th century, the stately home of Melford Hall is the ancestral seat of the Parker Baronets and is the much-loved home of the Hyde-Parker family. Since 1960, this beautiful historic house has been in the care of the National Trust.
Beatrix Potter ('Cousin Beatie') was a cousin of the family and was a frequent visitor there, drawing inspiration for her work from the house and gardens. The visitors' book has many of her sketches in it, marking her visits to the hall. The West Bedroom, which is where Beatrix stayed when she visited, is still furnished as it was during that time and also contains memorabilia including some of her watercolours and a model of Jemima Puddle-Duck, which she gave to the Hyde Parker children on one of her visits.
Many events take place throughout the year in the grounds of Melford Hall; please keep an eye on our events pages.
Melford Hall, Long Melford CO10 9AA
T: 01787 379228