The tranquil Suffolk village of Bradfield St. George is set amid the woods, fields and meadows of rural Suffolk. Located six miles south of Bury St Edmunds, in the unspoiled St Edmundsbury district, Bradfield St. George holiday cottages are perfectly located for discovering this beautiful area of East England. The village itself is little more than a scattering of historic homes, many of which have far-reaching views across the low-lying countryside. There are a number of interesting landmarks to look out for, including a graceful village hall, which was built in 1955, and a pretty church near the banks of a gentle brook. Just north of holiday cottages in Bradfield St. George, The Bennet Arms is a cosy pub serving good food and local ales.
The village’s annual fair is usually held in July or August, with plenty of family fun. There are many lovely walks through the farmland that surrounds Bradfield, where you can often walk for miles with only the sound of birds singing in the hedgerows for company. Bradfield St. George self-catering holidays would be incomplete without visiting Bury St Edmunds, a historic market town with a graceful cathedral and a variety of independent shops. A scenic 45-minute drive eastward from Bradfield St. George, Cambridge is a fascinating city by the River Cam, with spectacular architecture and an ancient university to explore. Don’t miss the towering Gothic chapel of King’s College, or the 16th century Great Gate of St. John’s.
An hour’s drive east, through the countryside, the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is home to stunning beaches, nature reserves and footpaths. The coast is dotted with fishing villages and classic seaside resorts, with sandy beaches, seafront promenades and nostalgic amusements. Felixstowe, Aldeburgh, Southwoldand Great Yarmouth are all worth a visit.