Saxmundham holiday cottages are perfectly located for exploring Suffolk’s unspoiled countryside and coast. Vast swathes of purple heather, heath and marshland surround the town, while long, shingle beaches await discovery a few miles to the east. Despite its close proximity to London, this tranquil area has remained gloriously uncrowded, making it a paradise for exploring ancient woods, grand Tudor homes and picturesque villages which time seems to have forgotten. This ancient market town is just a short drive from both the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the enchanting Suffolk Coast National Nature Reserve.
Charcoal Wood is a charming countryside cottage near the historic market town of Saxmundham, Suffolk, a child-friendly cottage featuring exposed beams, homey furnishings, conservatory, fireplace, and three en-suite bedrooms, with access to an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court.
Harvey's Mill is a centuries-old Suffolk windmill near Saxmundham lovingly converted to create a picture-perfect holiday cottage for two. It's a perfect rural bolthole for self-catering holidays and weekend romantic escapes, walking or cycling in the beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. Pets welcome.
Vanilla & Spices is a wonderfully minimalist countryside cottage situated near the village of Rendham, Suffolk, featuring exposed beams, expansive windows and skylights, sitting room with dining area and flat-screen TV, as well as two bedrooms and a sofa bed to accommodate up to six guests.
Hillcrest is a Suffolk barn-style holiday home sleeping 4-6 guests offering luxury self-catering holiday accommodation near Saxmundham, surrounded by fields and gardens. Available all year, book this accessible and pet-friendly property for holidays exploring the Suffolk coast and countryside.
Wandering along the river bank into the town centre, you’ll pass a series of historic landmarks, including graceful St John the Baptist Church, on Church Hill. Look out for the quaint Monks Cottages, the beautifully painted town sign and the old post mill tower. Saxmundham’s maze of streets is packed with independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. There’s also an excellent museum, where the story of this thriving market town is told. A market is held every Wednesday at Market Place, just off the High Street, with a variety of stalls selling fresh produce from the Suffolk fields and coast. Head to KB Stannard and Son for the highest-quality meat.
From your holiday cottage in Saxmundham, some of the area’s best places to eat and drink will be a stroll away. Try the Bell Hotel for a pint of local ale or a delicious meal, prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Main’s Restaurant and Trinity’s also have a good reputation, while Trawler’s Catch is the place to go for fish and chips. Saxmundham is also a great base for visiting Suffolk’s classic seaside resorts, with Felixstowe, Aldeburgh, Southwold and Great Yarmouth all a short and scenic drive away.