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Melford Hall
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed August 30, 2013

People really don't realise what is just on there door step. My partner an have invested in a national trust pass . This hall was on the list to do . Delightful family run estate . The family an helpers were very knowledgeable, an the friendliness was a welcome change.the Beatrix Potter connection was portrayed throughout the house an gardens. The hall offers a relaxing afternoon out. What ever age you are well worth a look .

Thank Maria E
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

A beautiful house, still lived in by the original family, who over the generations have made alterations that have converted the house from a 'stately home' to the sort of house that you can actually imagine living in.
Fascinating Beatrix Potter associations, with several of her original paintings and drawings.
Interesting history of the house and family excellently explained by the many friendly room stewards

Thank wendyanddavid536
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Owned by a prominent naval family one of whom was the Admiral who's order Nelson ignored at Copenhagen. Also associated with Beatrix Potter who often visited and brought her pets with her..
A fire in 1942 destroyed one wing which was restored under the direction of Lady Ulla, a Scandinavian with a love of understated architectural detail and lightness.( I think her stone floors are a disaster.) I also think the insertion of the staircase through the middle of the house ruined the first floor creating alcoves tather than rooms, i.e. the chapel. It must also make the building impossible to heat.
On the plus side the fact that the family still live here makes it much more interesting and definitely provides a pleasant "lived in atmosphere.

Thank lizandianp
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

My first visit and I wish I had been before as this lovely hall, set in wonderful countryside, is only ten minutes from Lavenham and well worth the visit if you are in the area, As per usual the National Trust volunteers were incredibly friendly and helpful and we had a most enjoyable and informative visit, especially in finding out about the links with Beatrice Potter. After touring the house it was lovely to relax in the garden with a lovely cup of tea and cake, before exploring the formal garden and gatehouse on the way out.

2  Thank Simon W
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Really nice, very god welcome (chilli chocolate , went down a treat)
Very friendly, wonderful log fire roaring away, which you are asked to warm yourself by. Very pleasant afternoon.

Thank macstan1
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