Ancient House in Clare


A medieval timber-framed building with elaborate external plasterwork sitting on the church green at Clare, an unspoilt Suffolk market town. This welcoming and comfortable house exudes history.
The Ancient House is one of the best known houses in Suffolk, situated on the High Street in Clare opposite the main entrance to the parish church of St Peter and St Paul. Its chief glory lies in the rich, boldly moulded pargeting - the plaster decoration that covers its north facade. Supporting the chamber window is a finely carved oak bracket containing the arms of the Hamelden family, supported by two leaf-clad woodwoses (wild men of the woods).

Sleeps two. Contact the Landmark Trust for rental details.

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