A cottage break in Suffolk is an enlightening experience for the discerning. This east of England county is dotted with hundreds of ancient villages and parishes that have gradually evolved through the centuries. This part of England was made wealthy through sheep farming in the 17th and 18th centuries and much of the proceeds were spent on building fine houses, attractive cottages and magnificent churches. The south of Suffolk has a greater evidence of this wealth in its towns and villages. View a selection of comfortable holiday cottages in Suffolk.

beautiful holiday cottages in suffolk

Anyone with an eye for architecture, design and beauty would appreciate a holiday in Suffolk.  The wool and cloth merchants of old desired style and wanted to impress their friends and neighbours. This rich heritage remains for us to enjoy. Some of the now period houses and cottages are holiday homes that can be rented for a week or even just a long weekend break. The big market towns such Bury St Edmunds had an abbey which was destroyed in the period of the dissolution of the monasteries, but the ruins remain to welcome visitors interested in history. And this is the joy of Suffolk. Every old inn, church, town hall and period building has a tale associated with it. A holiday in Suffolk is a holiday of discovery and wonder.

Bury St Edmunds abbey ruins

Alfred Munnings and John Constable were two of Suffolk’s prominent painters who immortalised the images of the county for posterity. There is a certain quality about Suffolk that is inspirational and releases creativity. Benjamin Britten was born in Lowestoft on the Suffolk coast and was partly responsible for the Aldeburgh classical music festival. There are writers and many other creative people who hail from Suffolk and yet, as one travels around the county, it is clear that modern Suffolk still has a foot in the past. Centuries old buildings are beautifully preserved and cherished. Traditional crafts are practised and antiques are sold in specialist shops, in fairs and a significant number of tea rooms. Anyone who yearns for vintage clothing and glamour would adore spending time in Suffolk and finding unique treasures. It’s best to rent on of Suffolk’s gorgeous holiday homes and have that base from which to explore places and things of interest.

Clare in Suffolk for a holiday with antiques in mind

Some of our favourite Suffolk holiday lets are the centuries old cottages, sometimes listed that have preserved features and age old charm.  Old weathered beams, huge inglenook fireplaces and original oak or flag floors take us back to a bygone romantic age that somehow fits well with the character of Suffolk.

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A holiday cottage with a private walled garden to relax in after a sojourn adds to the satisfaction of a holiday, sit and sip some of Suffolk’s home-grown cider or beer from one of the several local breweries. A holiday in Suffolk is there to be enjoyed slowly, like wine, a sip at a time. Take walks to absorb the beauty, to admire the various historical aspects and discover new sense of well-being.

Flatford Mill in Suffolk - somewhere to visit on holiday

Nature reserves in coastal Suffolk include RSPB Minsmere, a paradise for waders and a good area to appreciate nature’s bounty. Visit in May to enjoy an abundance of wild flowers and blossom. People travel all the way to Japan to see the cherry trees in blossom and are unaware of the masses of flowering trees in Suffolk. Holiday in the UK, book a cottage and discover a passion for Suffolk.

Suffolk is rich in wild flowers and holiday cottages


Cottage Gems for Luxury Holiday Accommodation
Cottage Gems for Luxury Holiday Accommodation
Cottage Gems for Luxury Holiday Accommodation
Cottage Gems for Luxury Holiday Accommodation
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