Badley holiday cottages are perfectly located for exploring the glorious coast and countryside of Suffolk. This welcoming village is just south of Stowmarket and nine miles north of Ipswich. Badley is a short train journey or drive from London, Norwich and Cambridge, but has remained a peaceful destination which remains largely untouched by tourism. On the village’s doorstep, woods, farmland, marshes and heathland and are a paradise for walking and wildlife-watching. Travel eastward and you will soon reach the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Suffolk Coast National Nature Reserve, where vast shingle beaches, ancient fishing villages and charming resorts await discovery.
DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE NOW TAKING BOOKINGS for 6 GUESTS. 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, 2 patios and a courtyard ideal for al-fresco dining.
Take a wander from your holiday cottage in Badley and you will discover a traditional Suffolk community with a population of roughly 100. Pretty cottages and farm buildings are scattered along the country roads leading into the centre, where the listed 15th century church of St Mary can be found at the end of a rough, mile-long track. Three miles north of Badley, Stowmarket is a delightful place for wander. Head to Bury Street and Old Fox Yard for a variety of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. If you fancy an evening out, see what’s on at the Regal Theatre and Cinema. Two miles south of Badley, the ancient town of Needham Market lies on the banks of the River Gipping, with a range of shops, pubs and cafes.
Self-catering holidays in Badley are ideal if you want to make day trips to the classic Suffolk seaside resorts of Felixstowe, Aldeburgh, Southwold and Great Yarmouth. With its cathedral and ancient abbey, Bury St Edmunds is not to be missed, a scenic half-hour drive westward. The excellent Museum of East Anglia and the ancient burial ground at Sutton Hoo are also nearby. Badley is easily accessible from Stowmarket Railway Station, with direct trains to London and Norwich.