The village of Mutford is located in the county of Suffolk, five miles southeast of Lowestoft. It is set amid unspoiled countryside, where woods and pastures are crisscrossed by secluded footpaths. In the heart of the village, the listed, medieval church of St Andrew is one of roughly 40 round-tower churches in Suffolk. The Suffolk coast is a short drive eastward from holiday cottages in Mutford, with pristine beaches and charming seaside resorts to discover. At the mouth of the River Blyth, the town of Southwold has a bustling harbour and a long, sandy beach overlooked by a promenade and beach huts. Take a wander around the town centre, and look out for local landmarks such as the Old Water Tower, which dates back to 1890, and the Sailor’s Reading Room, a listed building on the seafront which was once an alternative to the pub for sailors. Further north, Lowestoft is perfect for a day by the sea, with another beautiful beach, a pier, and amusements. Not to be missed on self-catering holidays in Mutford, North Cove Nature Reserve lies to the north of Mutford, with footpaths along the banks of the River Waveney, and through ancient woodland.
Recommended Places to Visit When on Holiday in a Mutford Holiday Cottage
Meet ostriches, rhinos and lions at this Africa-themed wildlife discovery centre, south of Kessingland.
Peruse exhibits of local arts and crafts in the converted barns of a former Suffolk farm.
Explore one of the country’s best collections of buses, trolleys and trams at this family-friendly museum, in Carlton Colville.
Have a fun day out at this family farm, with a maize maze and loads of activities for children.
Tenpin bowling, fish and chips, and plenty of seaside amusements are on offer at the pier on Lowestoft’s sandy beach.