This Grade I-listed cottage was owned by Willy Lott, a farmer born in 1761. The cottage featured in a number of paintings by British Romantic painter, John Constable, but most notably, 'the Hay Wain'. The cottage — which is located in Flatford, in the heart of the beautiful Dedham Vale, an area the artist painted prolifically — was restored in 1921 following a resurgence of interest in Constable's work and is now owned by the National Trust. For more information, visit: nationaltrust.org.uk/flatford.
August 9, 2018
There are guided tours available in the holiday season which you can pick up from Flatford Cottage where there is also a pretty decent cafe and a picnic area. Boats are also available for hire and there are short boat tours that will take you on the beautiful Stour as far as Dedham.
August 25, 2019
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