Holiday Cottages Suffolk
Tucked away in the east of England, Suffolk offers the perfect location to get away from it all and relax in idyllic countryside or breathe in the invigorating North Sea air on the county’s Heritage Coast.
With an abundance of charming holiday cottages, Suffolk is no longer a secret with savvy holidaymakers keen to make the most of its wide open spaces and rural retreats.
From farmhouses to converted barns, self-catering holiday cottages in Suffolk come in all shapes and sizes and put you at the heart of one of England’s most peaceful regions.
Historic market towns such as Bury St Edmunds and Woodbridge have been brought up-to-date with contemporary restaurants and elegant shopping, while the thatched cottages and timber framed buildings of picturesque wool towns and villages such as Lavenham and Long Melford ooze character. Farm shops and discerning delicatessens give you the chance to enjoy the fresh flavours of the local produce while the famous Suffolk Food Hall in the county town of Ipswich brings together some of the best local producers so you can stock up on the finest ingredients to prepare back at your self-catering holiday cottage.
Exploring Suffolk during your holiday you will uncover a fascinating history and heritage, including the Anglo-Saxon burial grounds at Sutton Hoo and Framlington Castle where Mary Tudor was declared the first ruling Queen of England. Soak up culture with character inside the Georgian splendour of the refurbished Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds or step back in time and discover more about the area’s rich agricultural past at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket.
For fast-paced excitement spend an afternoon at the races at the famous Newmarket race course, or enjoy an equine tour among its renowned stables. Ride a horse of your own at Twinstead Riding School in Sudbury or explore the landscape on a different saddle by cycling through Rendlesham Forest. Keep your eyes out for mysterious lights in the sky though as the forest was the scene of one of the most famous alleged UFO sightings in the UK when mysterious crafts are said to have landed just outside RAF Woodbridge in 1980.
For more earthly charms, Suffolk’s coastline hosts plenty of sightseeing too, with visitors flocking to enjoy the sandy and shingle beaches, while coastal towns such as Southwold, which boasts a renowned pier, and Lowestoft, the UK’s most easterly point with its golden sands and traditional beach huts, are year-round hits with families.
The ancient open heathland stretching across the Suffolk coast is bursting with unique wildlife and is a beautiful sight at any time of year, with the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known as the Suffolk Coast and Heaths boasting three National Nature Reserves, mud flats, salt marshes and wetlands all home to protected species and rare flora and fauna.
Holiday Cottages in Suffolk are perfect for exploring some of England’s finest unspoiled countryside and coastline while getting a taste of unique history combined with modern attractions for all the family.