An exceptional 15th Century thatched farmhouse with hot tub offering the perfect mix of opulence and country charm with beams, range cooker and open fire for cosy winter nights. This dog-friendly holiday home provides a luxurious retreat for discerning couples in the heart of Suffolk and a perfect self-catering base for exploring the areas many attractions.
Why settle for average when you can stay somewhere as amazing as Onderneming? This beautiful barge, which is over a century old, is moored on the River Alde at Snape Maltings, just a stone's throw from the popular Plough and Snail pub. With three double bedrooms and a comfortable sofa bed, there is easily room for eight adults to stay, but the charming decor and lovely proportions mean that it doesn't feel too big for couples or small families who want more space to themselves. Snape Maltings is one of Suffolk's many popular attractions and a great place to base yourself with so much to enjoy on the doorstep and the coast and areas attractions within easy reach.
An exceptional 15th Century thatched farmhouse with a hot tub offering the perfect mix of opulence and country charm with beams, range cooker and open fire for cosy winter nights. This dog-friendly holiday house provides a luxurious self-catering retreat for couples in the heart of Suffolk and a perfect base for exploring the areas many attractions.
With a log burner, hot tub and farmhouse style kitchen with a range, this quaint cosy cottage provides an ideal romantic retreat for couples and a great self-catering base for exploring Suffolk and its many attractions. Exceptionally dog-friendly, the cottage is within easy reach of the Suffolk Coast, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and the picturesque Suffolk Wool Towns.
Perfect for couples looking for a weekend away or a longer holiday exploring East Anglia, this romantic Four Star Gold holiday home sleeps two guests and sits in the village of Flixton on the Suffolk/Norfolk borders. There is a village pub a short walk away as well as the popular Aviation Museum. St Peter's Brewery is also within walking distance and the lovely beaches and nature reserves of the Suffolk coastline are within easy reach by car. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
The Old Coach House has wide appeal, offering couples single level dog-friendly self-catering. Sitting on the Norfolk/Suffolk border in the village of Flixton (with village pub and Aviation Museum within strolling distance), this welcoming cottage for two provides the perfect base for exploring the many attractions of both Suffolk and Norfolk including the coast, nature reserves, Norwich and the nearby Norfolk Broads. Short breaks and longer holidays available all year round. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
A delightful Four Star Gold holiday retreat sleeping two on the Suffolk/Norfolk borders in the village of Flixton with a village pub and the Aviation Museum a short stroll away. St Peter's Brewery is also within walking distance and Suffolk's coast is a short car ride away with beaches for lazy days and some of the country's top nature reserves. Short breaks offered all year round - an excellent choice for couples who enjoy walking, cycling, bird watching, exploring and relaxing. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
Providing single storey self-catering, Sam's Stable offers Four Star Gold self-catering for couples and is conveniently located on the Suffolk/Norfolk border in the village of Flixton. There is a village pub and the Aviation Museum within easy strolling distance as well as St Peter's Brewery (a little further but still within walking distance for those who intend on sampling a pint or two of Suffolk's finest!). All the right ingredients for a relaxing break and within easy reach of the coast for days at the beach or visiting the nature reserves. Norwich city centre is also within easy reach. Short breaks available all year round (two night minimum). Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
Orchard View is a single-storey holiday cottage offering 4-Star Gold accommodation for couples with well-behaved dogs welcome. It's in the grounds of The Old Rectory in Flixton, two miles from Bungay and within easy reach of the Norfolk Broads, beaches like Southwold and Lowestoft, and the medieval city of Norwich. It's a wonderful location for walking, cycling, fishing, and boating, starting with the picturesque seven-acre grounds with gentle views of fields and countryside. Bookings are available all year round, with short breaks possible depending on availability.
Families and friends love Thatched Cottage, which sleeps eight people in four bedrooms and is within walking distance of a good country pub. It's spacious enough for friends but cosy so that families will also feel right at home. The period property features oak beams, an enclosed garden with fruit trees and a hot tub, and a Country Living design style. It is in the beautiful Waveney Valley on the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, a few miles from Diss and 20 minutes from Thetford Forest. It's a fantastic area for walking, cycling and sailing. Norwich, Cambridge, Southwold and other beaches on the coast are within easy reach for fun-filled day trips.
Treat your family and friends to a holiday in the White House. This charming period holiday home is just minutes from Diss on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, with lovely walks from the door and a location within easy reach of Norwich, Beccles and beaches like Aldeburgh and Great Yarmouth. The 17th-Century farmhouse has been lovingly restored and extended to sleep up to eight adults and four children in four bedrooms. Its garden includes a hot tub, and there is loads of space to spread out and relax or come together and socialise.
A luxury romantic holiday cottage ideal for couples. Backing onto a Nature Reserve leading to Snape and beyond to Aldeburgh, Queenies is perfect for anyone (including pet owners) wanting a luxury character cottage. Great walks and ideal for exploring Suffolk with the coast and a multitude of attractions on the doorstep. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A beautiful self catering holiday cottage with lovely views providing cosy romantic holiday accommodation in the heart of Suffolk within easy driving distance of Lavenham. Nestling amidst beautiful rolling countryside, Dons Barn is just perfect for couples looking for a relaxing holiday where you can recharge and is a great base for exploring this beautiful area and its many attractions. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
One of the issues with group holidays is finding a holiday home where everyone can socialise without compromising their privacy when they need their own space. Lattice Lodge is ideal, sleeping 29 people in 14 bedrooms, each with an ensuite shower room and a TV. The kitchen is exceptionally well-equipped for a group self-catering holiday in Ipswich, and you're within walking distance of pubs, cafes and restaurants if you'd rather dine out. Guests at Lattice Lodge have included those hosting family and friends from out of town for a wedding, productions housing theatre troupes, family reunions, and those celebrating milestone events. Price shown is for 11 rooms sleeping up to 22 people (up to 3 additional ensuite bedrooms are available at a pro-rata additional cost).
Every family deserves a holiday at Aldeburgh! The Suffolk seaside town is beautiful, with a long shingle beach, nature reserves, and a variety of excellent places to eat and drink. Linnell End is a welcoming self-catering holiday cottage a short walk from the beach, shops and cafes, with space for seven people to sleep in four bedrooms. The layout works well for big families or two families on holiday together. It has off-street parking and a private garden. You can enjoy a holiday here in all seasons with short breaks possible outside of school holidays. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Perfect for couples but with space for four, Twee Gebroeders is a fantastic holiday barge moored in a prime location in Woodbridge. Step across the gang plank, and you're immediately in the stylish new Whisstocks leisure development with cafes and shops, and just a short walk from the centre of town. There are lots of lovely paths for walking and cycling along rivers and through gorgeous Suffolk countryside, or jump in the car or on a train and head out for a day at the beach. The owners have thought of everything during the barge's recent renovation, meaning that you can stay in complete comfort in a unique self-catering retreat in one of the most beautiful parts of England.
Picture-postcard pretty, Cambridge Cottage is everything you could wish for in a Suffolk holiday cottage. Painted in pink with a green front door, the cottage is packed full of character features like original oak floors, a log burner in the fireplace, beams and a bathroom with a deep roll-top bath. Outside is every bit as appealing with a sun-trap garden to the rear and an enclosed area to the front where you can sit amongst the roses and clematis and soak up local life in one of Suffolk's prettiest villages. Ipswich is only 8 miles away and the coast is less than twenty, making this a great base for exploring Suffolk and perfect for those looking for a romantic retreat.
Sitting in one of the prettiest villages in Suffolk, Water Cottage gives you and your friends/family the chance to stay in a traditional weaver's cottage, close to 'the splash' in Kersey. There is a good pub in the village and lovely walks from the front door through the beautiful rolling Suffolk countryside. Hadleigh is a short car ride away with its excellent independent shops and the many attractions of Suffolk are within easy reach. Perfect for a weekend away or longer holiday.
An exceptionally attractive luxurious Suffolk Farmhouse with heaps of character sitting in a peaceful countryside position within easy reach of the areas many attractions. With a large garden and wood burning stove, this is a cosy retreat at any time of the year and perfect for a family holiday or weekend away with friends.
Sitting on the high street of the medieval village of Lavenham, No 24 is a charming Grade II listed holiday house sleeping four guests in two bedrooms. With plenty of indulgent touches to make your self-catering break extra special, this town house is perfect for family holidays or romantic getaways. Whether you want to spend lazy days exploring the picturesque village of Lavenham or enjoy walks from your front door, this is a beautiful spot to enjoy Suffolk's finest villages and beautiful rolling countryside.
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Many head to the east of the county to visit the stunning coastline which stretches for some forty five miles, with both beautiful sandy beaches and shingle shores. Sitting within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB, Aldeburgh is possibly one of the most popular seaside retreats with its Blue Flag shingle beach, fantastic independent boutiques, fine restaurants, traditional pubs and great fish and chips! Lowestoft is another popular choice for those looking for a traditional seaside experience, with its sandy beaches, colourful beach huts and iconic lighthouse that keeps watch over the town. Surrounded by beautiful countryside is the charming heritage seaside town of Southwold, famed for its award winning pier and loved for its golden sands, weekly markets and excellent restaurants and pubs selling local ales brewed by Southwold based Adnams.
The heart of Suffolk is home to the wool towns and villages, which gained their wealth in the 15th Century from the wool trade. Still very much encapsulated in the bygone era, picturesque villages and towns such as Lavenham, Clare, Cavendish, Long Melford and Kersey still today show some of the finest examples of medieval architecture in the country.
A visit to Suffolk would not be complete without a trip to the wetland broads in the north of the county. The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads is the largest protected wetland area in the country – a haven for wildlife (great for bird watchers!) with National Park status.
With a diverse landscape of heritage coastline, wetland areas, historic towns, quintessentially English villages and beautiful rolling countryside, Suffolk is a unique and popular holiday destination and a convenient location for many seeking a weekend-away. If you only have a couple of nights to see Suffolk's many attractions, take a look at our things to do guide to help you experience a true taste of Suffolk life.