The Suffolk Countryside

The Suffolk countryside is a beautiful area to discover and we offer some wonderful holiday cottages in this part of the country which are all listed below. Choose from a selection of cottages in lovely destinations such as Lavenham, Long Melford, Bury St Edmunds, Laxfield, Wissett, Kersey and more. To find out more about our Suffolk countryside cottages, keep on reading!

Relax and unwind on your well-earned break with one of our cottages in the Suffolk countryside. With its rich agricultural heritage and traditional villages such as Monks Eleigh, this area is a lovely place to base your holiday. There's an abundance of locally produced food and drink on offer alongside a great choice of farmers markets, traditional butchers, smokehouses, farm shops and cosy pubs. Our cottages located in this part of Suffolk offer a great opportunity to explore the local scenery, heritage attractions and some charming towns and villages.

What can I do in the Suffolk countryside?

Blessed with picture-postcard scenery featuring a patchwork of multi-coloured pastures, the Suffolk countryside offers a truly delightful destination for your holiday with friends or loved ones. Offering miles of unspoilt walking and cycling trails alongside medieval towns such as Lavenham and Kersey, you'll be spoilt for choice when planning all the things to see and do in the area.

This thriving area has an abundance of lovely towns and villages to explore, the largest of which is Bury St Edmunds, where you'll find Suffolk's only cathedral. Home of the beautiful Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds has lots of historic streets, buildings and lanes to explore which are brimming with shops, eateries and quirky bars. Wander around the historic Angel Hill and then stop off for a quick refreshment in The Nutshell - Britain's smallest pub!

Our Suffolk countryside area includes a range of character-filled cottages in Lavenham - one of Britain's best preserved medieval villages. Wander around the stunning Lavenham Market Place and visit Little Hall or the Guildhall of Corpus Christi to find out more about the town's fascinating history. Lavenham and the nearby villages of Kersey, Cavendish and Clare, are collectively known as the Suffolk Wool Towns as they were historically very prosperous due to a thriving textile industry. Lavenham is one of the most beautiful of the wool towns and it also holds the title of having the 'Best Farmers Market in Suffolk'! Held on the fourth Sunday of every month, it is well worth the visit where you can expect to find the very best of Suffolk produce – perfect for taking back to your self-catering cottage.

Nearby, you'll find the charming village of Long Melford. With its picturesque village green and an historic high street filled with antique shops, galleries, tea rooms and boutiques, it's a truly lovely destination to stroll around. Long Melford is also home to Melford Hall which is a fascinating and beautiful National Trust property. Nearby, Kentwell Hall with its costumed Tudor re-enactment weekends, is a great place to visit with the kids where they can experience games, pageants and music - all in a Tudor style!

What type of holiday can I have in the Suffolk countryside?

With its stunning, unspoilt countryside and myriad walking and cycling routes, this area is perfect for those who like to discover the great outdoors. For those looking for a pet-friendly holiday, we're sure this area will be a hit as you can take your dog with you on many of the walks, and around the scenic towns and villages. If you want to bring your four-legged friend with you, simply book one of our dog-friendly cottages.

For those with an artistic flare, there are plenty of options to get your creative juices flowing. The Glass and Craft Centre at Kersey Mill offers lots of fun for all the family where you can create special pieces of glassware to treasure long after your holiday has ended. Many of the beautiful villages throughout this area also offer a good selection of galleries and antique shops.

Want more information on the area?

There really is a lot to offer in the area, to find out even more click here for our local guide on things to do in the area and upcoming events. Start planning your Suffolk holiday today.

Why not discover more about the Suffolk countryside and the locations it has to offer by clicking here. From charming villages like Parham to stunning medieval towns such as Lavenham and Kersey, the Suffolk countryside has many stunning destinations to discover.



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Framlingham, The Suffolk Countryside

BFH

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£461 - £776
per week
From £355 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • A character cottage which has been furnished with holidays in mind, The Hayloft at Boundary Farm is the perfect place to explore Framlingham and the Suffolk countryside. SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Mendham, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

TGC

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£461 - £706
per week
From £334 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • The Golden Cross is a cosy holiday home dating back to the early 1800s and lies east of the River Waveney. A perfect choice for all ages plus guests can bring along two furry friends!
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 1.2 miles

All Saints South Elmham, Waveney Valley

OBK

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£556 - £971
per week
From £426 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Kingfisher is a new barn conversion completed to the highest standard set in a peaceful location.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Games room
  • Pub 1 mile

Bentley, The Suffolk Countryside

THPO

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£496 - £801
per week
From £381 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A cosy hideaway! The Old Post Office is a newly converted self-catering cottage, formerly the village post office, which comes complete with two bedrooms, two bathrooms plus private parking!
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.3 miles

Kersey, Constable Country

COW

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£536 - £831
per week
From £411 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This charming character cottage is full of countryside charm and ideal for couples looking for a romantic retreat in which to explore the pretty village of Kersey.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.02 miles
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Wattisham, The Suffolk Countryside

WCWAT

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£576 - £916
per week
From £441 for a 3-night stay
  • Set in the grounds of Wattisham Hall, this beautiful barn conversion has a wealth of original features. It also boasts a private hot tub, stone built charcoal BBQ, games room, outdoor play area and is surrounded by a medieval moat. Comfortable, cosy and quiet, Willow Cottage has everything you need for a perfect retreat to the Suffolk countryside.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Games room
  • Pub 1.9 miles

Stoke by Nayland, The Suffolk Countryside

LOD4

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£981 - £1516
per week
From £626 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • Situated on the outskirts of Suffolk this 2 bedroom lodge is a real hidden gem. Offering flexible accommodation, an onsite spa, restaurant, golf course and more it is the ideal base for any small family or group of friends looking to take a break in the beautiful Suffolk Countryside.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach 23 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Preston St Mary, The Suffolk Countryside

TDA

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£541 - £936
per week
From £415 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • The Dairy is a luxurious self catering holiday cottage located on the outskirts of Lavenham.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 1 mile

Haughley, The Suffolk Countryside

STRB

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£501 - £816
per week
From £385 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • This fascinating single floor holiday cottage is a truly unique retreat and a great base to explore the Suffolk countryside. Constructed from straw bales, this architectural delight is a luxurious 'eco home' with all the comforts and necessities one could need for a relaxing self-catering holiday.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 31 miles
  • Pub 1.3 miles

Denston, The Suffolk Countryside

ATR

(No dates selected)

£356 - £691
per week
From £276 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Pretty, single storey character cottage in Denston with a peaceful setting and a lovely garden.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 3 miles

Rumburgh, The Suffolk Countryside

DGF

(No dates selected)

£476 - £746
per week
From £366 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Peaceful property located in the beautiful Suffolk countryside with its own hot tub!
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Pub 1 mile

Denham, The Suffolk Countryside

HOB

(No dates selected)

£536 - £926
per week
From £411 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Gorgeous rural property surrounded by unspoilt woodland waiting to be explored.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 1 mile
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