Suffolk: A Countryside County Bursting with Cultural Experiences
Culture abounds in this county bounded by cliffs and beaches and a great way to see it all is to rent a Suffolk holiday cottage. It is the home of the world-famous Aldeburgh Festival at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, the Aldeburgh Literary Spring Festival, and the beautifully preserved Theatre Royal in Bury St. Edmunds. Bury grew up around the shrine of St.Edmund, the East Anglian king martyred by the Danes in the 9th century (in case you were wondering). Today it is a lovely old market town, still a-bustle with many local shops and cafes and a good base for a self-catering holiday exploring Suffolk's idyllic countryside and country houses.
Nestled in the quiet village of Huntingfield is Holly Cottage, a Grade II listed mid-terrace cottage with rural charm and view of a stream. The pet-friendly property features exposed beams, vaulted ceilings & open fire in a traditional fireplace, and boast a delightful garden plus access to Suffolk.
DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE NOW TAKING BOOKINGS for 1 household then 2 households from 17th May. This spacious Barn conversion is set in 2 acres of ground and provides well furnished accommodation with delightful views over open countryside with a hot tub for guests to enjoy.
Families seeking a small cottage while on holiday in East Anglia need look no further than Corner Cottage, a coastal cottage in the village of Wangford, Suffolk, overlooking historic St. Peter and St. Paul Church and featuring exposed beams and quirkily shaped rooms throughout.
Harvey's Mill is a centuries-old Suffolk windmill near Saxmundham lovingly converted to create a picture-perfect holiday cottage for two. It's a perfect rural bolthole for self-catering holidays and weekend romantic escapes, walking or cycling in the beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. Pets welcome.
True to its name, Nestled In The Woods offers a romantic holiday amidst the fenland landscape of East Anglia near the historic market town of Saxmundham, Suffolk, with swimming pool and tennis court on the grounds, a pet-friendly cottage with cosy fireplace and well-appointed king master.
Vanilla & Spices is a wonderfully minimalist countryside cottage situated near the village of Rendham, Suffolk, featuring exposed beams, expansive windows and skylights, sitting room with dining area and flat-screen TV, as well as two bedrooms and a sofa bed to accommodate up to six guests.
The Granary is located on a quiet Suffolk farm in Thorndon. Its beautiful decor and tranquil rural setting makes it a perfect romantic break. This charming cottage for couples has oak beam ceilings throughout, a cosy wood fire and a large bedroom with super king bed and ensuite bathroom.
Enjoy a rural holiday on a working arable farm in the small village of Mutford, Suffolk, with a stay at Ash Farm Cottage, a beautiful barn conversion turned into a pet-friendly countryside cottage featuring exposed beams, brick panelling, electric fire, and two upstairs bedrooms.
Explore your own private island at Riverside Cottage, a converted water mill on the River Waveney near Syleham in Suffolk. Paddle to the island in your boat moored at the private jetty, or relax in expansive the riverside garden. Retreat into luxury with open fire, vaulted beamed ceilings & styl...
Faith Cottage possessing the charm of a rural cottage dates back to 1488. This Grade II luxury holiday cottage in Suffolk offers guests two bedrooms of true character and modern comforts including a thatched roof and open fire. The cottage is surrounded by a large garden and the Suffolk countryside.
An 18th Century barn conversion with hot tub is set in an acre of gardens in the rural village of Thorndon, Suffolk. This large holiday home offers spacious living for up to 10 guests with a large dining room, vast inglenook fireplace, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a well-equipped farmhouse kitchen.
Ginger & Spices is a charming two-storey coastal cottage in the village of Reydon, Suffolk, the perfect family retreat for exploring the Heritage Coast, with pretty back garden with fire pit, bohemian living space with wood-burning stove, rustic kitchen, and two upstairs bedrooms.
Hillcrest is a Suffolk barn-style holiday home sleeping 4-6 guests offering luxury self-catering holiday accommodation near Saxmundham, surrounded by fields and gardens. Available all year, book this accessible and pet-friendly property for holidays exploring the Suffolk coast and countryside.
Danes House is a truly luxurious coastal property situated just moments from the beaches and attractions of Aldeburgh in Suffolk. Occupying half a townhouse, it boasts a lovely garden with unique breeze hut, a soft palette with bold colours and genuine sophistication in its spacious interior.
The Old Rectory is a stunning Grade II listed Georgian House near Heverignham in Suffolk. The pet-friendly cottage is surrounded by beautiful mature gardens and boasts an interior replete with traditional features including open fires. Add a large conservatory, lovely views and modern comforts.
A romantic, pet-friendly cottage for two, the Cart Lodge in Nayland makes a great rural escape. Enjoy this cosy cottage indoors or out, and explore the charms of Suffolk and Essex with their plentiful attractions and beautiful coastline. The Cart Lodge offers a swimming pool by arrangement.
Peak Hill Cottage blends old and new, in a rural location on the Suffolk coast in Theberton It features exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace and modern furnishings, and is surrounded by rolling green hills. Ideal for a family holiday. Pets welcome.
Charcoal Wood is a charming countryside cottage near the historic market town of Saxmundham, Suffolk, a child-friendly cottage featuring exposed beams, homey furnishings, conservatory, fireplace, and three en-suite bedrooms, with access to an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court.
Pond Farm Dairy near the small village of Mutford, Suffolk, is a peaceful Waveney Valley retreat that offers sweeping countryside views and opportunities for long nature walks, a child-friendly cottage with open plan living area, two upstairs bedrooms, and small outside seating area.
Marsh View is a sophisticated, contemporary ground floor apartment for two guests, overlooking the glorious, unspoilt Hazlewood Marsh and the River Alde. The delightful seaside destination of Aldeburgh is in easy reach.
In Suffolk, every kind of family day-out is catered for. Examples include the Suffolk Agricultural Show, Lowestoft Airshow on the seafront, the easy-going Latitude Rock Festival on Henham Estate near Lowestoft, open-air concerts in Thetford Forest; and Newmarket, home of the Jockey Club on its wide High Street. The county has so many experiences to give you a totally different day-out during the season, and, if you're at the races, maybe a lucky one too. Suffolk also produced two of the world's famous artists. You can still compare the actual settings of some of Thomas Gainsborough's most famous paintings, still to be seen around his home town of Sudbury, and the art gallery in his house. And, similarly, John Constable's famous views of Flatford and Dedham are still recognizable. Dedham is also the birth-place of Sir Alfred Munnings, whose famous Victorian animal paintings can be seen there.