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Welcome to Suffolk Secrets!

Holiday in Suffolk anyone?  With a collection of over 800 properties to choose from you won’t find a better selection of Suffolk self-catering holiday cottages anywhere else, or a more friendly and welcoming team for that matter.  There are some wonderful walks, traversing a mix of landscapes - breathtaking coastline, stunning heathland, woodland and more. 


Customer Reviews

the wow factor in every way

Lampland House has the wow factor in every way. The location of Walberswick is amazing; very quiet and peaceful, the lovely Black Dog Deli and the Ánchor Pub superb for meals. A great base for a holiday. We will definitely revisit - we didn't want to leave!

David Stayed in Lampland House, Walberswick

Such a beautiful area

Such a beautiful area and a really nice house - Great to have a large enclosed garden for the dog & the grandchildren. Easy walks down to the seafront, shops nearby if you run out of milk etc. Dog friendly pub/restaurant just a few doors away. Parking for two or three cars. 

Lynne Stayed in Silver Shore, Southwold

Beautiful flat in a superb location

Beautiful flat in a superb location, and very spacious for a one-bedroomed property. Sitting looking at the sea and drinking your morning tea or coffee is a superb way to start the day!

S Lister Stayed in 12 The Craighurst, Southwold

Would definitely stay again.

An excellent spacious house just right for a family holiday. Quiet location but easy access to beach/shops/pub. Never expected that we wouldn't use a car for the whole week although the weather was lovely! Would definitely stay again.

J Holt Stayed in TroyTwo, Walberswick

an excellent base for exploring the Suffolk coast

So glad we made this last minute booking. The cottage is lovely. We had excellent weather and enjoyed sitting outside and relaxing, enjoying the garden, the view and the peace and quiet. The house is an excellent base for exploring the Suffolk coast...

Rebecca Stayed in Alde Cottage, Friston

Self-Catering Suffolk Holiday Cottages from Suffolk Secrets

Holiday in Suffolk anyone?  You won’t find a better selection of Suffolk self-catering holiday cottages anywhere else, or a more friendly and welcoming team for that matter. 

Established in 1995, Suffolk Secrets has become the county’s leading holiday cottage letting agency with a collection of over 800 properties to choose from - that’s more than any of the national holiday cottage companies you’ll come across online.  All of our holiday homes are regularly quality assessed too, so you can book with us, safe in the knowledge that your accommodation will be good quality (we only represent holiday homes that are graded 3 stars or above).   

We’re a local team, which is great for you.  Between us we’ve walked along pretty much most of the Suffolk Coast, explored acres of countryside, eaten in lots of wonderful places from pretty tea rooms to fine restaurants, and taken our children and grandchildren on countless days out across Suffolk.  As well as knowing our properties, we can tell you thing or two  about our wonderful county - just ask.  We have offices in Southwold, Aldeburgh and Woodbridge where you can pop in and see us during your stay, or you can call us 7 days a week.    

We know how important it is to get your holiday right.  Let’s face it - time is precious and we need to spend as much of it enjoying ourselves as possible.  As well as providing you with the best choice of holiday cottages out there, we also like to keep you informed about the best things to do whilst you’re in Suffolk, the places you just have to see, and the events that are taking place.  Our area guides are a great starting place to find out more about your holiday location. You can also take a look at our holiday blog, the What’s On pages and the Places of Interest page to really make the most of your Suffolk cottage holiday.

Where to stay in Suffolk?

So, you decided to come to Suffolk, but what’s your best location?  Well, if you’re searching for a traditional seaside holiday, a holiday cottage in or around Southwold could be just what you need.  We have over 350 properties in the Southwold area, from chic urban apartments overlooking the High Street to luxurious townhouses with stunning sea views, and everything in between. 

For a more tranquil coastal stay, choose from one of the many pretty villages scattered along the Suffolk Coast.  Walberswick is a charming village and was once home to the ‘World Crabbing Championships’!  With Southwold just a rowboat ferry ride across the river, this place has it all. Book a cottage in Dunwich and learn about this historic ‘lost city’, or if you love nature, Westleton and Middleton are a short drive from RSPB Minsmere, which you may know from BBC Springwatch.

For a coastal break with a splash of culture, Aldeburgh should be your first choice.  A charming coastal town with the delightful village of Thorpeness within walking distance and world famous Snape Maltings a short drive away, Aldeburgh has a wonderful stony beach, plenty of art galleries, it’s very own cinema and some of the best fish and chips around! Take your pick from around 150-holiday cottages in Aldeburgh.

If you’re travelling to Suffolk by train (or yacht!) Woodbridge is the place for you.  Easily accessible from London and on the banks of the River Deben this delightful town has wonderful waterside walks, a charming High Street and restaurants galore.  With an annual ‘Shuck’ festival to celebrate the produce from the river, in particular, oysters, a holiday in Woodbridge is perfect for food lovers.

For a cosmopolitan stay in Suffolk, book a holiday cottage near Bury St Edmunds.  This historic town is one of Suffolk’s largest towns and is home to St Edmundsbury Cathedral and Abbey Gardens.   Bury has fabulous shops, stylish restaurants and wonderful architecture and is surrounded by some of Suffolk’s most delightful market (or ‘wool’) towns and villages - Long Melford, Lavenham and Clare to name just a few...

Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottages

Of course, the joy of a self-catering holiday cottage is your dog can come too!  We have a fabulous selection of pet and dog-friendly holiday cottages - over 240 of them in fact. Suffolk is a wonderful holiday destination for a dog!  There are some wonderful walks, traversing a mix of landscape - breathtaking coastline, stunning heathland, woodland and more. Many of the beaches are dog-friendly, as are lots of pubs, cafes and restaurants. 

Making your Holiday Special

If you fancy adding a touch of luxury to your Suffolk cottage holiday or an experience you just can’t get anywhere else, why not add some Holiday Extras.  We’ve teamed up with a collection of national and local partners to bring you some fabulous ‘add-ons’ from beauty treatments in the comfort of your holiday home or a private chef to come and cook you dinner, to classic sports car hire or private art classes. 

We Love Suffolk

As the largest holiday cottage letting agency in Suffolk, we have a duty of care to look after all the things that make Suffolk such a wonderful place for visitors and residents alike.  We are proud to work with the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and have our very own fund to support local projects that nurture and protect our landscape.  We ask each of our customers for a £1 voluntary donation to support these projects to help keep Suffolk special, we hope you don’t mind.

One of the Family

Suffolk Secrets is one of a family of local brands owned by the Original Cottage Company.  If you feel like browsing further afield, why not take a look at our national website where all of the properties listed with our sister local brands are available to book in one place. 

We’re sure you’ll find your perfect Suffolk holiday cottage here on our website, but if you need some advice please don’t hesitate to call us on 01502 722717 - our friendly holiday advisors are here to help and waiting for your call.