The Shotley Peninsula
The Shotley Peninsula offers the perfect base from which to enjoy a relaxing holiday in Suffolk. Found in an area of outstanding natural beauty, this serene part of Suffolk offers visitors the perfect surroundings to completely relax and enjoy a break from the daily routine. With many quaint towns and villages to explore, you'll find something for everyone in this beautiful part of Suffolk.
It's unusual name is taken from the Parish of Shotley which can be found at the south-eastern tip of the peninsula. This area is where the River Orwell and River Stour meet, and is a great place to enjoy far-reaching views across to Harwich where you'll see a range of cargo ships preparing to undertake long haul trips all over the world. You can find more about our properties below, but if you want to know more about this fabulous part of Suffolk keep reading!
What can I do in the area?
Wherever you chose to stay in the Shotley Peninsula, there are many neighbouring towns and villages to explore. Freston, for one, can be found near the banks of the River Orwell. Its most well-known feature has to be the magnificent Freston Tower which is a six storey Tudor folly.
If you want to purchase some locally sourced produce or are looking for a tasty lunch or afternoon tea, the Suffolk Food Hall in Freston is a must! This award-winning food hall offers a great selection of fresh fruit and veg, locally caught fish and locally-reared meat and poultry. The Suffolk Food Hall complex also has an onsite kitchen store, garden centre, children's play area, restaurant, fishmongers and a cookery school – so it's a great place to visit with all the family! Nearby at Wherstead, you'll find Jimmy's Farm – an excellent family attraction with nature trails, an onsite butchery and farm shop. Jimmy's Farm – owned and run by TV chef Jimmy Doherty – also hosts some fantastic food and drink-themed events throughout the year.
Just north of the Shotley Peninsula and across the River Orwell, you'll find Felixstowe which is the perfect place for a seaside holiday. Stroll along its beach-hut lined promenade and discover an interesting mix of shops and boutiques along its high street. Enjoy great days out with all the family at its seafront amusements or spend hours making sandcastles on the beach. There are plenty of places to visit nearby such as Landguard Fort or Trimley Marshes.
Shotley Peninsula has a selection of beautiful and peaceful villages to relax and unwind in including Chelmondiston and Pin Mill – famous for its excellent riverside pub - The Butt and Oyster. Stutton is also a peaceful and traditional village and you'll find a range of windsurfing and sailing opportunities nearby at Alton Water Park.
Whether you love to discover the great outdoors, explore some beautiful riverside walks, sample some delicious local produce or have a Suffolk adventure with your four-legged friend, this wonderful area offers so many holiday possibilities.
What kind of cottages can I book in this area?
Our portfolio of beautiful cottages within this area will make your Suffolk stay truly memorable. Our choice includes properties that range in size from romantic retreats for two to larger properties which can accommodate the whole family. Our self-catering cottages are a great base for you and your loved ones. We also have a great range of dog-friendly cottages which enables the whole family to have a lovely holiday together.
Want to know more about the Shotley Peninsula?
We have put together a comprehensive guide about this area to help you plan your holiday with recommendations on a range of lovely walks, cycle rides, dog-friendly pubs, great places to eat and other local tips
If you'd like to view all of our towns and villages in the area, click here to view our locations page which lists all of our holiday cottages on offer in each of these lovely Suffolk destinations.
I've found my perfect cottage, how do I book?
There are various ways you can book your Suffolk cottage holiday. You can do it online, via email or over the phone, it's really easy. If you have any questions at all about a property or location just give us a call or send us an email. We live in Suffolk, know our properties inside out, and have lots of local knowledge which we love to share. Whatever query you have, big or small, feel free to get in touch and we will be happy to help. So now all that's left is to start browsing and find your perfect holiday cottage in the Shotley Peninsula.