Often described as “a little jewel of a town”, Eye in North Suffolk is a lovely place for a town and country self-catering holiday, spending your days discovering delightful attractions within the surrounding Suffolk countryside and coast.

At the heart of the town is Eye Castle, dating back to Norman times which looks down over the town’s cluster of quaint shops and pretty cottages. Visit in August and you may be lucky enough to catch the Eye Show – a huge country fair. Walk the Town Trail and discover Eye’s many interesting and historic buildings. The weekly market is a great place to stock up on local produce to take back to your holiday cottage for dinner.

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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.

For entertainment Suffolk-style, the Wingfield Barns are a group of historic farm buildings now used to present a range of exhibitions, films, concerts, theatre and children’s activities. The Fisher Theatre in Bungay is one of the oldest provincial theatres in the UK while the larger Marina Theatre in Lowestoft presents much bigger shows all year round.

For day trips to the beach, it’s an easy hop to the East coast resorts of Lowestoft, Southwold and Aldeburgh. Take in the East Anglia Transport Museum. Walkthrough or ride on historic transport vehicles from vintage trams to steam trains.

For walkers, there are twelve miles of footpaths nearby the Thornham Estate that wind their way through the beautiful Suffolk countryside that surrounds Eye or ramble through the Redgrave and Lopham Fen Nature Reserve.