in | da | cottage was set up in 2011 by Richard Atkinson, an antique dealer and Rob Wyn Yates, a designer. Initially it operated from a small cottage in Suffolk where for a few weeks twice a year the usual contents was replaced with their stock.
In 2013 a permanent retail space was found in the nearby town of Framlingham. Formerly the town's fire station, the building is timber framed and largely intact including the huge double doors at the front.
On the days when the shop is not open, these hide a curious stock that includes pieces from the early part of the 19th century right up to the present day.
This diverse character is a reflection of the collecting passions of the owners whose interests include twentieth century furniture and objects, anything from the 'big house' and kitchenalia. We also always have a selection of contemporary art.
We are open on Saturdays 10:00am to 5:30pm and other times by arrangement.
Please get in touch if you wish to visit 'da' Cottage outside the opening hours or days.
T: 01728 664 095 M: 07866 472 389
Based in the historic Suffolk town of Framlingham, our shop makes few concessions to the 21st century clearly betraying its agricultural past though in recent times it is best remembered as the Old Fire Station. Located on Crown and Anchor Lane, it's just off Market Hill, heading towards the castle.
The market town of Framlingham is Anglo Saxon in origin and is best known for its 12th century castle which has a commanding presence over the area. A little to the south is Market Hill where many of the town's independent retailers are located and which hosts the twice weekly market. On Saturdays there are usually two stalls selling vintage and secondhand objects which supplement the half dozen antique shops.
There's a good choice of places to eat and drink including The Crown Hotel which has recently been refurbished and now offers both style and substance.