Who doesn’t want to have a break after what we have all been through in 2020, and so I have put together eight of the best Suffolk Cottages for your perfect staycation in Suffolk.
Suffolk is an incredible place to stay at any time of the year. With miles of beautiful coastline, rural countryside walks with cosy pubs and roaring fires, what more could you desire!
This is the perfect time to explore what the UK has to offer, and there is nowhere better to stay than in Suffolk.
Snuggle up with a loved one and catch up on that well-needed break. Watch a film, play board games, listen to music or take time to catch up reading that book that has eluded you for months.
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All Suffolk accommodation comes with welcome hampers where stated, and several allow members of your furry family to stay as well; after all, they don’t want to miss out on those long country walks!
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Suffolk Cottages Location Map
#1 Hylton Cottage – Lavenham
Sleeps two + one dog
If you are looking for a chocolate-box Suffolk cottage, then this one is for you. Located in the centre of the village of Lavenham, you are a 5-minute walk to the shops and local pub.
With a fairytale pink timbered front, original beams and a king-size bed, you will love its quaint character. Hylton Cottage ticks all the boxes for your relaxing break to Suffolk.
Sleeps two + one dog
Marsh View is a contemporary ground floor apartment, with unrivalled views overlooking the Hazlewood Marsh and the River Alde.
Imagine waking up, throwing open the curtains and having this wonderful view of the Suffolk countryside.
This is one of several Suffolk Cottages that has a contemporary feel to it and offers a peaceful haven to rest and relax on your Suffolk getaway.
#3 The Scrumpy Shepherd – Brandeston
Sleeps two – no furry friends
The Scrumpy Shepherd is a beautifully crafted shepherds hut specifically designed for a romantic getaway for two.
It is located in a private orchard and can be reached by walking over a meadow of new and ancient fruit trees.
Located a 10-minute drive from the charming village of Framlington with its historic castle, quirky shops and sensational views.
Combine that with Emma Bridgewater crockery, oak fitted kitchen and an outdoor fire pit for roasting marshmallows, and you won’t want to leave.
Local pubs are all within walkable distance of this charming Suffolk property.
#4 Chantry Cottage – Blythburgh
Sleeps four + one dog
This beautiful Suffolk cottage is full of character and charm, sitting in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). Chantry Cottage has views from the two bedrooms to the village church, the pretty country garden and the Blyth Estuary.
This charming cottage is close to the RSPB’s Minsmere nature reserve, the location for BBC Springwatch and offers walks to coastal towns such as Southwold.
The White Hart pub is a short walk from the cottage where you can enjoy home-cooked food and a local beer.
#5 Gardener’s Cottage – Thornham Magna
Sleeps Four + two dogs
You are going to fall in love with Gardener’s Cottage. A picture-book 17th century thatched cottage complete with inglenook fireplace and oozing Suffolk charm.
With exposed beams in just about every room this and furnished in a charming country style, this could be your perfect romantic bolthole in Suffolk.
In the area – NT Ickworth makes a great day out.
#6 Ayers End Studio – Kersey
Sleeps Two – no furry friends allowed
Ayers End Studio is a real hidden gem in one of the prettiest villages in Suffolk. The tastefully renovated 15th century thatched studio cottage property is probably one of the oldest and most characteristic Suffolk cottages on offer.
For those that are looking for a Suffolk retreat that offers luxurious fittings and traditional design then this one is for you. Living, sleeping and dining areas are all designed to be in one area. Compact and bijou!
Located in the 1920s landscaped gardens of the owner’s own house, Ayers End Studio is in Kersey, a picturesque village with several fine medieval buildings in the area.
#7 The Woodshed at Green Valley Farm – Ubbeston
Sleeps Two – No furry friends allowed
Set in the rural countryside of Ubbeston, The Woodshed is the perfect place to stay in Suffolk.
Tastefully renovated this country farm stay will give you the chance to visit surrounding villages and the coast of Suffolk including the award-winning Southwold.
#8 Flint Cottage – Wenhaston
Sleeps two + one dog
Dating from Georgian times this cute and cosy Suffolk cottage is the perfect bolthole for a UK escape. It is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) and is the starting point for many walks around the local area and to the coast.
Check out the great village pubs or venture into Southwold for breakfast at the Two Magpies Bakery.
If you bring bikes with you, then it is possible to cycle towards RSPB Minsmere enjoying the wide-open Suffolk countryside on the way.
If you stay in any of these stunning Suffolk Cottages, be sure to let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear about your Suffolk staycation!
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