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.
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.
Visit the historic Sibton Park estate nestled in the Suffolk countryside with a stay at The Farmhouse, a large child-friendly cottage that dates to the 17th century and has been faithfully restored to feature original thatched roof and brick floors re-laid to accommodate underfloor heating.
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.
Chelsworth Cottage is a traditional-style rural cottage situated on a working farm near Nayland, offering gorgeous views of the lush Suffolk countryside, a hot tub, an indoor swimming pool, luxury design and an array of on-site activities which will ensure a memorable holiday for families and pets.
Searsons House offers refinement and repose in a beautiful rural cottage in a nature reserve near Trimley St Mary on the Suffolk coast. Luxury interior finishes blend perfectly with the extensive manicured gardens which lend this property to the celebration of special occasions. Pets welcome.
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.
Constable Cottage is a Suffolk holiday cottage with a hot tub, and indoor swimming pool on a working farm near Sudbury, offering gorgeous views of the lush Suffolk countryside. Luxury design and a vast array of on-site activities which will create a memorable holiday for families and their pets.
The Watch Houses are two luxury beach houses that can be let together as one large holiday cottage in Suffolk. Tucked away on a track just metres from the sea a 15-minute coastal walk into Southwold, The Watch Houses sleep 8. Pets welcome.
This classic Georgian Manor in Suffolk with luxury en-suite bedrooms, a 4,500-acre country estate with leisure features including gym, games room, cinema, pool and hot tub, makes this a perfect exclusive-use location for birthdays, anniversaries and special celebrations.
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.
This spacious Barn conversion is set in 2 acres of ground and provides well furnished accommodation with delightful views over open countryside. There is a 8 person hot tub for guests to enjoy, as well as 2 patios and a spacious courtyard ideal for al-fresco dining.
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 lovingly converted to create a picture-perfect holiday cottage for 2. For couples of all ages, it's a perfect rural bolthole for holidays and weekend romantic escapes walking or cycling in the beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. Pets welcome.
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If you’re looking for a romantic cottage getaway for two, then look no further than Wild Bryony. This rural cottage is tucked away in the Suffolk countryside near Mendlesham Green. The Cottage is cosy and warm with comfortable furniture and every appliance needed for a true home-from-home holiday.
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Gladwin's Farm, a large Suffolk holiday cottage with a pool standing in the heart of Constable Country is a pet-friendly farm cottage that sleeps 16 with a hot tub, tennis courts, a children's play area and opportunities to feed chickens and ponies.
Cocketts is a rural holiday cottage set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside just north of Stowmarket, sleeping 6 (+3) guests in beautifully furnished bedrooms. This pet friendly Suffolk cottage breathes history, exudes comfort and is child-friendly, with attic playroom and gorgeous 1-acre garden.
The Farmhouse is a stunning restoration on Sibton Park in Suffolk, and it possesses multiple unique features as well as modern sophistication and rural charm. The pet-friendly cottage offers a tennis court, a truly spectacular swimming pool, and an interior replete with exposed beams and more.
Enjoy a cottage holiday in a luxury Suffolk country cottage with its own moat. This six bedroom holiday cottage in Saxmundham comes complete with a swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts and a rowing boat for the moat. Pets welcome.
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.