Kelsale holiday cottages are a stone’s throw from Suffolk’s serene coast and countryside, just north of the historic market town of Saxmundham. If you want to slow down and experience life in a traditional Suffolk community, this welcoming village is hard to beat. You’ll notice a number of interesting historic landmarks as you explore Kelsale, including a former guildhall, dating back to 1495, and listed St Mary and St Peter Church, on a hilltop overlooking the village, known for its recently restored, distinctive lych gate and beautifully decorated pulpit. The sleepy village centre is home to pretty cottages and a Methodist Chapel dating from 1851.

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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.

Self-catering holidays in Kelsale are perfectly positioned for exploring the enchanting county of Suffolk. The countryside around the village is gloriously unspoiled, with great swathes of purples heather, heathland, marshes, fields and woods. Big skies, grand Tudor homes and plenty of wildlife make the area a joy to explore by foot, with scenic footpaths where you can walk for miles with only the sound of birds in the hedgerows for company. Nearby, the Suffolk coast is dotted with ancient fishing villages, classic resorts and secluded sand and shingle bays.

A mile or two to the south of your holiday cottage in Kelsale, the lovely market town of Saxmundham has a good selection of independent shops, cafes, restaurant and pubs. Kelsale is perfectly positioned for making day trips to Suffolk’s classic seaside resorts, where pleasure piers and an array of nostalgic amusements can be enjoyed. Under an hour’s drive away, Felixstowe, Aldeburgh, Southwold and Great Yarmouth are all worth a visit. The Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lies to the south of Kelsale, and the Suffolk Coast National Nature Reserve is to the north.