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 St.Edmund's shrine, 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.

23 cottages found 23 match all criteria.

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.

Trot Along is a luxurious rural cottage situated on a lovely estate in Beccles, Norfolk. The pet-friendly cottage boasts large lawned gardens and a swimming pool, as well as fresh air & countryside views. A log fire centres the living space & effortless sophistication permeates the sunlit property.

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.

Laxton Fortune is a combination of two sophisticated rural cottages near Colchester, Suffolk. The spacious, contemporary cottages lie in Constable County and offer holidays centred on golf, spa indulgences, swimming, sightseeing or relaxation. Open-plan designs capture the views and fresh air.

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.

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.

The Miller’s Tale is a quaint remote studio cottage near the village of Hasketon, Suffolk, set on the grounds of a country house beside a garden pond, the perfect rural escape for individuals and couples featuring brick flooring, rainfall shower, wood-burning stove, and comfy king bed.

Coming Up for Air is a Grade II listed Georgian home on the seafront at Southwold. The pet-friendly cottage enjoys ocean views and a sea breeze and boasts a lovely garden and a conservatory that welcomes natural light. Exquisite furnishings complete the tableau, and the region of Suffolk awaits.

The Blackbird Song is a cosy log-wood cabin set among nature in Woodbridge, Suffolk. The charming rural cottage enjoys seclusion and opportunities for kayaking and nature walks. The interior décor and open-plan design welcome natural light and add to the charm & the hot tub is inviting

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.

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.

Enchanting 16th Century Pink Cottage in Coddenham one of the prettiest Suffolk Villages. Fabulous walks. Ideal for exploring the countryside and Suffolk Heritage Coast. Cyclists can keep their bike in the enclosed courtyard garden. Perfect for a relaxing romantic break for one or two people.

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.

River View is a romantic cottage in Aldeburgh which occupies the first floor of Marsh Lodge & enjoys gorgeous views of Hazlewood Marsh. The luxuriously-appointed cottage rewards couples with sophisticated design features and a sun-trap courtyard, as well as views of the famous big skies of Suffolk.

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.

Russet Bramley comprises two of ten country lodges located in the peaceful surroundings of Constable Country in Suffolk, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Guests can enjoy discounted use of excellent poolside and gym facilities, as well as spa days and golf on two onsite championship courses.

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.