Around Thorndon

Thorndon is a great place to explore Suffolk 

The welcoming and quaint village of Thorndon is set within beautiful rolling countryside with big Suffolk skies, and where you will find tranquillity in abundance. Criss-crossed by numerous bridleways and woodlands, the area is perfect for country fresh air and restorative walks. You’ll be away from the bustles of town and city life, but within easy reach of all you need to live comfortably.

In the heart of Thorndon you will find the popular Black Horse pub, a community shop which is open 7 days a week, a local primary school, mobile post office and village hall which hosts regular private and community events. The magnificent 13th Century All Saints Church is listed as a Grade II building and displays impressive carvings on the front of grinning Lions and Angels, crafted locally in the town of Occold.

Situated just 3 miles south of Eye and 5 miles north of Debenham, Thorndon is effortlessly accessible from the A140 and well placed to visit Norwich with its mediaeval streets and extensive shopping, Bury St Edmunds, an elegant Georgian Town with attractive Abbey Gardens, Diss, an historic market town with old courtyards and winding streets and Ipswich, with its must visit waterfront and marina.

The Suffolk Coast with its clean, sandy and uncrowded beaches is a fabulous location to spend summer evenings and unforgettable weekends. For a town of its size, the closely situated market town of Eye has much to celebrate with more listed buildings than Lavenham, including one of Suffolk’s finest churches and even a castle.

As for everyday amenities and specialist retailers, Eye not only provides everything you might need on a day-to day basis, but also offers goods and services less frequently demanded. Barclay’s bank, two Cooperative supermarkets, a Post Office, two butchers, a bakery, a hardware shop, a hairdresser and a chemist are just a few of the town’s offerings. Eye also has a thriving Arts and Crafts community.