Buildings, Grounds and Location
We live and work in the former convent buildings of the Community of All Hallows. Our furniture showrooms are housed in 19th century gothic red brick buildings. They is a maze of corridors, archways, windows and staircases worth a visit for the architecture alone. Customers are welcome to wander the ground floor at their leisure. Many of the original features remain intact, including fireplaces, decorative scriptures and an impressive gallery in what was the Sisters' refectory.
Between reception and the furniture showrooms are beautiful grounds for the whole family to enjoy.
There is a small and sheltered courtyard garden, with boxed flower beds and well established herb gardens with customer seating and sunshades for hotter days. Even on clear winter days it's a great spot to take tea or coffee. The courtyard garden leads out into a lovely apple orchard. Drifts of snowdrops, followed by daffodils, fruit blossoms and a huge crop extend seasonal interest. There are lots of old english apple varieties which we've pressed for juice this year and for the eager eyed a quince and medlar tree too.
This summer we installed a children's play area. Stepping stones, a wobble board, small adventure trail and family sized swig nest make it great fun for all ages!
Things To Do
With the Godric, Angles and Peddars Way all within a couple of miles we make for a great starting point or lovely diversion on many of the Waveney Valley walking and cycling routes. Outney Common is a couple of miles down the road so for the more adventurous why not combine us with a canoe trip down the beautiful river Waveney.
Camp, hire a bike or canoe and swim from here:
Waveney Valley Walks:
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