The Greyhound, situated in the rolling hills of south-west Suffolk, dates as far back as 1420 and was an Inn for hundreds of years until 1907.  Its name is believed to originate from when it accommodated the Kings' (and Queens') Messengers on their horseback journeys carrying Royal missives. 


The house is an historically important and Heritage Listed building, mainly thatched, full of ancient beams and brimming over with character.  It has been upgraded for modern living with central heating, luxury bathrooms and quality fixtures and fittings.

The gardens are a delight, peaceful and secluded and extend to about one acre.  The village is on a hill above Cavendish and the River Glem and Constable's River Stour. Our village of Glemsford has several historic buildings including the ancient Angel Inn.  The views from the church are especially magnificent. 


This is the ideal base to spend a few days exploring this beautiful area.  Just 2 miles from the stately homes of Melford Hall (N.T.) and Kentwell Hall.  The latter has many historic recreations throughout the year, some featuring up to 350 Tudors! 


We are just a few miles from Long Melford and Lavenham.  The area is brimming with lovely villages, also Cambridge is just 30 miles; Newmarket just 20 miles; Constable's Flatford Mill just over 20 miles; Gainsbororough's house and paintings in Sudbury only 7 miles away.

We are 35 miles from Stansted Airport.


Walk from our front door into the fields behind the house and walk down the hill with its beautiful views down to Cavendish.


Kay and Doug (Mitchell) look forward to welcoming you to the Greyhound Cottage.