Press & Media
Read all about it! Did you know that we send out regular press releases and information on our Suffolk holiday cottages to national press titles (eg The Guardian), regional papers, Press Association journalists and magazine Editors. We also respond to monthly national media alerts requesting information on speciality properties (i.e., unusual/historic holiday cottages), special offers and things to do in Suffolk during certain times of the year.
All of this PR activity results in some great online and printed coverage of our VisitEngland inspected holiday cottage portfolio, examples of which can be found below. We also advertise in national, regional and local titles in addition to running promotions and competitions within a selection of carefully-targeted magazines and newspapers. If you'd like to let us know about any advertising or promotional opportunities, email full details to firstname.lastname@example.org, together with your media pack.
SUNDAY TIMES - January 2017
The Pink House in Southwold (PNK) was featured in the Sunday Times 'Best 100 Holidays of 2017'.View website
FAMILY TRAVELLER - November 2016
Suffolk Secrets and Seacroft in Southwold featured in Family Traveller's best big places to stay for Christmas.View website
EAST LIFE MAGAZINE - October 2016
In October The Coach House in Dunwich (CHD) was featured in East Life Magazines 'Top 10 dog-friendly UK holiday cottages'. The Coach House is described as 'The stunning property hosts up to eight guests and three dogs! The cottage is a participant in Visit England’s ‘Pet’s Welcome’ scheme, which means water and food bowls are provided, there’s a safe place for your dog to stretch their legs and a wash area for mucky paws...'View website
EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES - Saturday 24th September
We celebrated the launch of our new Suffolk Secrets AONB Fund with a fabulous double page spread in the Environment Pages of the EADTRead more
THE GUARDIAN - Saturday 17th September 2016
It's time to think about Christmas and New Year getaways and our lovely Primrose Cottage in Kersey is featured in the Guardians' top 50 cottages for the festive season.View website
SUFFOLK MAGAZINE - September 2016
Owners of Southwolds South Green House Karen and Kevin Keable showed interiors journalist Jayne Lindell around their beautiful home and talked of their refurbishment project and their inspiration.Read more
EASTERN DAILY PRESS - 15th July 2016
This interesting article discusses the financial benefits of furnished holiday lets (FHLs) and their increased popularity for investors.Read more
SUNDAY MIRROR - 12th June 2016
One of our old favourite cottages featured in this lovely article about Framlingham as a cottage holiday destination. This picture postcard town is easily accessible by train from London Liverpool Street.View website
EAUX MAGAZINE - June 2016 Issue
A lovely summary including some of our latest properties as well as some of our more established holiday homes. (See page 81)View website
SUNDAY MIRROR - June 2016
The Sunday Mirror featured an article in June on a trip to Framlingham and holidaying with Suffolk Secrets at Isaacs Retreat (ISR).
CONDE NAST MAGAZINE - June 2016 Issue
A delightful feature about the Suffolk Coast included a mention of our charming Southwold holiday cottage, The Fisherman's Hut.View website
THE SUNDAY TIMES - 8th May 2016
An article about the popularity of the UK 'stay-cation' featured our very own Oliver's, in Southwold and an accompanying beach retreat 'The Glory Hut. In summary, the article highlighted the boom in UK holiday bookings and encouraged holiday makers to book now to avoid disappointment. It highlighted some of the best availability for the Summer at the moment.
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THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH - 26th March 2016
Moot Green House, Aldeburgh and The Perch, Southwold featured in The Sunday Telegraph's feature about Suffolk's Best coastal cottages.View website
THE TIMES - Forest Cottage
Forest Cottage (FTC) in Southwold was featured in an article titled "Great Houses to book for big groups" by The Times Travel in November 2015.
"In the centre of Southwold, Forest Cottage oozes Edwardian style, with beautiful fabrics and furniture...double sided log burner, five bedrooms and plenty of period detail..."
EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES - Continued Growth for Holiday Lets Firm Suffolk Secrets
In July 2015 Suffolk Secrets is featured in an article called 'Continued Growth for Holiday Lets Firm Suffolk Secrets Amid Buoyant Tourism Trade'.
"Southwold-based Suffolk Secrets has just topped the 400 property mark and general manager George Bradley said: “We are receiving new instructions at a record rate, taking on nearly 20 new properties in June alone. More than 40,000 people will enjoy a Suffolk Secrets holiday this year and we’re absolutely delighted that our business keeps growing at such a rapid pace..."
COAST MAGAZINE - Harvey House
In July 2015 Harvey House (HARV) was mentioned in an article called 'Last Minute Holidays'. "For culture capers... Suffolk Secrets' Harvey House, which is located on the seafront, is available to rent throughout the month...'
SUFFOLK MAGAZINE - Turn the Family Holiday into a Family Fortune
In May 2015, George Bradley General Manager of Suffolk Secrets and Southwold Lettings was featured in an article by the Suffolk Magazine on investing in a holiday home in Suffolk.View website
EVENING STANDARD - Moot Green House
Moot Green House (MOOT) situated along Crag Path was featured in an article on 30th April 2015 by the London Evening Standard titled "Put a spring in your step with a minibreak" -
"There are oodles of holiday lets, such as Suffolk Secrets’ charming Moot Green House (so close to the beach, you can get up with the kids and take a morning stroll over the pebbles – wearing only pyjamas – to watch the sun come up)... outside, children race boats in the boating pond, while golden oldies play boules just a few feet away."
THE TIMES - Butterfield House
Butterfield House in Beccles was featured in The Times "Cottages to Castles: 50 best to rent" article on Saturday 21 February 2015 (both online and print).... "This 16th-century riverside property is in the medieval town of Beccles. Ideal for two families sharing, it has everything such as table-football in the games room, cinema room...View website
TRAVEL AOL - Primrose Cottage, Kersey
Primrose Cottage is mentioned in Travel AOL's "30 cosy UK holiday cottages perfect for winter breaks" feature on 17 November 2014. "... Seventeenth-century Primrose Cottage is a compact and cosy home for couples in Kersey, one of Suffolk’s prettiest little villages. The Grade II Listed building, with wavy walls appropriately painted a sunny yellow, has a snug, beamed sitting room with a large squashy sofa and wood-burning stove in an inglenook fireplace ... "View website
SUNDAY MIRROR - Office Piece
Office Piece in Rendlesham - featured in Sunday Mirror and Sunday Mirror Online's "Top 10 Festive Breaks" feature on 16th November 2014. "... If you’re looking for a quirky festive stay, Office Piece cottage on the edge of Rendlesham Forest should fit the bill. The Suffolk forest has become known as Britain’s Roswell after a series of claimed UFO sightings. "View website
Suffolk Secrets is featured in an article titled "Strolls and Firesides", published in the Weekend Mail on 14th September 2014. "... Suffolk Secrets has plenty of delectable cottage options in Snape, Aldeburgh and the surrounding villages..."View website
THE SUNDAY TIMES - The Old Town Hall
The Old Town Hall (OTH) in Dunwich is featured in an article titled "Coastal Cottages", published in The Sunday Times on 29th March 2014. "... This quaint Grade II listed building in the heart of Dunwich's conservation area has stunning views across the marsh and sea to the sands at Southwold ..."View website
LOUGHBOROUGH ECHO ONLINE - Bruisyard Hall
Longing to experience the Downton Abbey lifestyle? Then get together with some equally aspirational friends for the weekend and move into 14th-century Bruisyard Hall in Suffolk for an authentic taste of aristocratic living (without the downstairs staff)! Online feature 9th November 2014.View website
THE OBSERVER - Martello Tower
Martello Tower (MART) in Shingle Street is featured in Joanne O’Connor’s "Travel Tips", published in The Observer Online on 10th March 2013. "... If sea views, big skies and splendid isolation rank high on your holiday wish list, this new bolthole on the Suffolk coast should be just the ticket. With spectacular 360-degree views from its roof terrace, the Martello Tower is being offered as a holiday let for the ... "View website
COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE - Garden View, Parham Hall
Garden View (GDNV) is featured in a article about Parham Hall Gardens published in Country Living Magazine in October 2014.View website
SUFFOLK MAGAZINE - George Bradley
George Bradley, General Manager of Suffolk Secrets and Southwold Lettings is featured in the Suffolk Magazine's July 2014 article: "My favourite coastal spots".View website
RED ONLINE - La Ronessa
La Ronessa (BRU) in Aldeburgh is reviewed by Red Online in January 2014. "... If you dream of owning a cottage by the sea, to which you can escape at weekends and holidays, the self-catering haven of La Ronessa in Aldeburgh is the next best thing..."View website
FINANCIAL TIMES - Martello Tower
Martello Tower (MART) in Shingle Street is featured in "Barometer Travel", published in the Financial Times Online on 5th July 2013. "...Martello Tower AA is a coastal fort that proves an ideal retreat for those in search of peace and space... It sleeps 8 with space for another 4 in a boathouse on the surrounding lawn... "View website
THE INDEPENDENT - Snape Maltings' Holiday Cottages
Suffolk Secrets is featured in an article about the Benjamin Britten Anniversary Celebrations at Snape Maltings, published in The Independent Online in December 2012. "... Anniversary celebrations continue ... in East Anglia. 3 nights in a self-catering cottage at Snape Maltings starts at £345 during the Aldeburgh Festival in June with Suffolk Secrets... "View website
SUFFOLK MAGAZINE - The Perch
The Perch (SL175) in Southwold is featured in the September 2014 issue of Suffolk Magazine. "... From an architectural stance, it was important with those stunning vistas of the dunes, beach and sea to the front, and the marshes and harbour/river views to the rear, that we created a centre line of view which ran from front to back..."View website
THE GUARDIAN - Martello Tower
Martello Tower (MART) in Shingle Street is featured in an article titled "Cool holiday cottages in Suffolk", published in The Guardian Online in May 2013. "... Martello Tower...at Shingle Street, a small hamlet on the Alde estuary, was built during the Napoleonic wars but has been converted into a unique place to stay.. "View website
SUFFOLK MAGAZINE - 3 Queen Street
3 Queen Street (QST) in Southwold is featured in an article titled "Beachside Bolthole", published in the January 2014 issue of Suffolk Magazine. "... Neil [the owner] was proudly showing me the elegant Georgian exterior to 3 Queen St, .... he spent months turning it into a comfortable seaside home for their family and paying guests to enjoy.... Neil believes George Orwell once stayed at 3 Queen Street ..."View website