Freston Holiday Cottages

Freston is a small village located right on the River Orwell on the Shotley Peninsular. Just a couple of miles south of Ipswich, Freston's most famous landmark is the Freston Tower, a six story Tudor folly that looks out over the Orwell. Freston's Church of St Peter's is a beautiful place to visit and although it was ruined and rebuilt in the 19th Century, its medieval font still remains today.

Our Freston cottages are the perfect base from which to explore some peaceful walks through the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Wherstead Explorer walking trail passes through Freston Wood, an ancient, medieval wood with many species of trees including oak, ash, hazel and sweet chestnut. During spring time, Freston Wood's lower reaches are filled with the aromatic fragrance of wild garlic. Freston Wood also has a stunning display of bluebells during late April each year. Many other bridle paths, walking trails and cycle paths can be found in this area. If you head up river towards Ipswich, you'll reach the redeveloped harbour and marina with its galleries, restaurants and bars. If you head down the river you'll reach the famous Butt and Oyster pub at Pin Mill. This is a great place to stop for a drink or a meal and offers views of the river and the iconic red-sailed Thames Barges.

For some delicious and locally grown holiday supplies, a visit to the award-winning Suffolk Food Hall will not disappoint. Its food hall offers an astonishing variety of fresh fruit and veg, sustainably caught fish and locally-reared meat and poultry including Suffolk Red Poll beef. The Suffolk Food Hall complex also includes a kitchen store, garden centre and onsite restaurant which offers a delicious, seasonal menu with views over the river. For family attractions in the area Jimmy's Farm (made famous by the BBC), is just around the corner in the village of Wherstead. Alton Water is also a great place to visit for water sports and has a centre that hires out windsurfing equipment and sailing boats.

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