Holiday cottages in Needham Market are close to the banks of the River Gipping, in the county of Suffolk. This historic town has a rich heritage as a regional centre for the wool industry, and is known for its fine architecture. One of its most distinctive landmarks is the 15th century parish church of St. John the Baptist, featuring a unique double-hammerbeam roof. Exploring the town centre from your holiday cottage in Needham Market, you will also notice medieval almshouses, the 18th century Quaker Meeting House, and a graceful Victorian railway station. On the eastern edge of the town, there is a nature reserve with footpaths along the banks of lakes, and through woods and wildflower meadows.
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.
In and around the high street, there are a variety of businesses, including a couple of supermarkets and some great places to eat and drink. A pint of Suffolk ale in one of the town’s cosy pubs is highly recommended. The Rampant Horse and the Swan are both good options. The Angel is a popular café with a reputation for delicious homemade food, and Brett’s Bakery is the place for visitors on self-catering holidays in Needham Market to go for fresh bread and treats. On the town’s doorstep, Suffolk’s unique landscapes of windswept marshes, heaths, pastures and shingle shores await discovery. The countryside surrounding the town is wonderfully unspoiled, and is crisscrossed by scenic footpaths.
The bustling market town of Stowmarket is well worth a visit, just a 10-minute drive to the northeast from Needham Market. Every Thursday and Saturday, the town’s market is the perfect opportunity to pick up fresh produce from the fields and coast of Suffolk. The Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is less than an hour’s drive away, with fishing villages, classic seaside resorts, and stunning beaches. Visits to Aldeburgh, Southwold and Felixstowe are all highly recommended.