10 Great Reasons to take a Cottage Holiday in Suffolk

Published: Monday 26th Dec 2016

Written by: Sally Owen.

So, Christmas is over for another year and it’s time to start thinking about the next big thing in your life – the family holiday.  Many more people are beginning to realise what wonderful holiday destinations we have right here in the UK and the ‘staycation’ is more popular now than ever before.  

Perhaps you’ve previously enjoyed an ‘all-inclusive’ in the Costas, or a ‘half board’ in the Balearics and are considering a change for 2017?  Well, here’s our 10 great reasons why you should take a family cottage holiday in Suffolk with Suffolk Secrets this year.

1.    Ditch the Stress

Let’s face it – we’ve all got enough on our plates without having to renew passports, weigh our suitcases, measure our hand luggage and wait 2 hours at the airport.  Suffolk is just a short drive from Greater London, the Home Counties and the Midlands – and believe us, the drive will be worth it.  Just throw your cases in the back, put on your favourite tunes and Bob’s your Uncle!

2.    It’s Going to be Fine

Being on the East Anglian Coast (Lowestoft is the UK’s most easterly point) we enjoy some of the lowest rainfall in the country and some of the warmest temperatures too.  We can’t guarantee you glorious sunshine 100% of the time, but the odds of a rain-free holiday are better than many other UK destinations.

3.    Do What you Want, When you Want

An all-inclusive holiday can be really restrictive.  Often your hotel is a long way from a main resort, and you’ll only tend to eat at the hotel because you’ve already paid for it.  With a self-catering holiday cottage the world is your oyster (well, Suffolk anyway).  You can go where you want, when you want, and do what you want.  That’s what holidays are about aren’t they?

4.    Amazing Beaches

Suffolk has some absolutely wonderful beaches.  If it’s a buckets, spades and ice cream kind of day you’re looking for then Lowestoft, Southwold and Felixstowe are just perfect with miles of gently sloping golden sand.

5.    Food, Glorious Food

Suffolk is fast becoming a culinary hot spot thanks to our wonderful local food producers.  Sample some locally brewed ales or ciders, knock back a Deben caught Oyster, or simply devour the best fish and chips you’ll ever taste! Suffolk has it all.

6.    Something to Keep your Interest

There’s so many fascinating places to go in Suffolk; Framlingham and Orford Castles, Sutton Hoo, the world famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall and the majestic palace at Ickworth to name just a few.  The historic town of Bury St Edmunds and its spectacular cathedral and gardens and the ‘lost city’ of Dunwich are a must, the list goes on...  Whatever your age you’ll never be bored.

7.    The Great Outdoors

Whether you crave peaceful countryside or coastal beauty, Suffolk ticks the box.  Countless walks and cycleways await in this breathtakingly beautiful county.  RSPB Minsmere, the slightly eerie Orford Ness and the delightful villages along the River Alde are just some of the highlights.  If you fancy a thrilling family day out instead Pleasurewood Hills, The Coastal Voyager and Africa Alive are all here in Suffolk

8.    Great Choice and Guaranteed Quality

Suffolk Secrets is the leading provider of self-catering holiday cottages in Suffolk.  We have over 500 properties, all of which have been assessed by VisitEngland and given a reliable star grading.  All of our properties are 3 star or above.  We have cosy country cottages, stylish urban apartments, town houses with stunning sea views and more…

9.    Peace of Mind

Suffolk Secrets has two local offices open 6 days a week and our Sales Support line is open 8am until 8pm 7 days a week.  We also have 24 hour emergency cover just in case you have any issues with your holiday home during your stay.  We’re here for you throughout your holiday, giving you total peace of mind.

10.    You Won’t Break the Bank

Our holiday cottages range in price, so you can choose your accommodation to suit your budget.  It’s not true that holidays in the UK are expensive – there’s plenty of free days out on the doorstep too – just open you imagination and get out and explore.

So there it is – our top ten reasons to come to Suffolk and stay with Suffolk Secrets.  If we’ve convinced you, you’ll want to get browsing now to bag your perfect holiday home.We hope to welcome you soon!

Sally Owen.
Sally Owen.


Brand Marketing Manager

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