Suffolk Holiday Guide

The beautiful county of Suffolk is a wonderful holiday destination at any time of the year.  With unspoilt coastal towns and villages steeped in history, stunning beaches and undulating countryside, Suffolk is a very special place and has something for everyone.

Whether you are a beach-goer, nature lover, keen walker, cyclist, shopaholic or foodie, there is plenty to explore in this breath-taking county.

Suffolk boasts long stretches of coastline, big open skies and rural charm and yet is only a 90 minute drive from London, with easy train access from London Liverpool Street.  East Anglia is also known to be one of the driest regions in the UK, so you will be less likely to need your umbrella!

The delightful seaside towns of Southwold, Aldeburgh and the charming village of Walberswick are perfect for a family holiday or romantic escape and Suffolk Coast and Heaths is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with RSPB Minsmere and Dunwich Heath offering access to rare birdlife and acres of heathland to explore. If you are looking for something away from the tourist hotspots, then consider our wider range of cottages in and around Suffolk or Norfolk.

And if you like to sample good food and drink, there are excellent pubs and restaurants scattered throughout the county serving freshly-caught fish and locally sourced food, as well of the renowned local brews of Adnams and Green King, micro brewer Green Jack or the family business of Aspall’s Cider.

Suffolk has a vibrant cultural scene with an abundance of art galleries, theatres and bijou cinemas and is home to many musicians and performers at popular events such as Latitude Festival and the Southwold and Aldeburgh summer theatres.

There is so much to do and see in Suffolk and we think you will love it as much as we do!

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Norfolk Holiday Guide

Looking to get away from it all? Then come and discover the beauty and tranquillity of Norfolk with its big skies, miles of stunning coastline and idyllic towns and villages.

From the seaside towns of Blakeney, Sheringham and Cromer to the gentle rolling Norfolk countryside and timeless wildlife reserves of the Norfolk Broads, a holiday in Norfolk offers the perfect get-away for families, friends, couples and even the dog!

Visit family-friendly Cromer with its charming Victorian pier, popular for crabbing or take the kids to Bewilderwood, a fun-filled treehouse adventure park near Wroxham.  And if you want to see Norfolk from the comfort of a train or boat, jump on board The North Norfolk Steam Railway which connects Sheringham with the Georgian town of Holt - or spend a relaxing day cruising along the Norfolk Broads.

Walkers will love the inspiring coastal wetlands and cliff-top walks of the North Norfolk Coastal path and when you have worn in your walking boots, tuck in to some delicious locally sourced food in the fantastic pubs and restaurants scattered throughout Norfolk’s towns and villages.

Blickling, Felbrigg and Holkham Hall are just some of the stately homes in the area and for further cultural inspiration, there is a diverse range of music, theatre and art to enjoy.

So whatever you enjoy doing on holiday, take a look at our cottages in Norfolk as its a wonderful place to be!

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Coastal Holiday Guide

Suffolk and Norfolk have some quite stunning coastal towns and villages – ideal for a self-catering holiday. The counties are blessed with miles of sand and shingle beaches, scenic cliffs, coastal footpaths and a scattering of characterful seaside pubs, brightly coloured beach huts and beach cafes.

We have a range of cottages in Southwold and Walberswick on the North Suffolk coast, which are both equally unique destinations for a seaside holiday.

There is plenty to fall in love with, in Southwold with its attractive promenade lined with quirky, colourful beach huts, a popular pier, sandy beach and working harbour not forgetting a charming high street with a fabulous selection of boutiques, independent shops, well-known brands as well as great restaurants, pubs and cafes to relax in.  

Walberswick is an idyllic Georgian coastal village well known for its pretty village green, long sand and shingle beach, nature reserve and great reputation for crabbing! There are two excellent pubs as well as quaint tea rooms, a village store and a handful of lovely independent shops. The seaside town of Southwold is close by and can be accessed on foot by the riverbank and over the Bailey Bridge, or by the rowing boat ferry in peak season.

Aldeburgh, further south, also has a timeless appeal with Maggi Hambling’s iconic Scallop Shell sculpture on the beach setting the tone for this centre of the arts and music. As well a a bustling high street with fantastic shops, restaurants and pubs, Aldeburgh is also renowned for its sailing and arguably the best fish and chips in the UK!

In Norfolk, the wide sandy beach and cliff-top walks in the Victorian seaside resort of Cromer attract many holiday-makers to the area and there are fabulous sandy beaches along the coastline at Overstrand,Trimingham and Mundesley. The North Norfolk Coast Path is another major draw, running from Cromer to Hunstanton: the scenery here really is out of this world.

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