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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Ilketshall St Margaret, The Suffolk Countryside

SFBE10

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£1400 - £3050
per week
From £1,060 for a 3-night stay
  • Situated in the heart of rural North Suffolk, this extensive and attractive barn conversion is perfect for those seeking escape and tranquility. Just a short drive away from the delightful sandy shores of Southwold.
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Tennis court
  • Pub 24.1 miles

Wissett, The Suffolk Countryside

ATF2

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£2005 - £2955
per week
From £1,514 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Ash Tree Farm is a charming, ancient farmhouse offering extensive grounds, oozing character, and is the perfect location for large groups wanting to enjoy both countryside and beach.
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Games room
  • Pub 1 mile

Toft Monks, The Suffolk Countryside

HSTAC2

(No dates selected)

£835 - £2935
per week
From £636 for a 3-night stay
  • Available for Christmas and Easter, this cosy cottage accommodates 4 or,with Stackyard Lodge next door, a much larger family gathering.
  • 12 Guests
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 11.8 miles
  • Pub 5 miles

All Saints South Elmham, The Suffolk Countryside

OBO

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£1550 - £2755
per week
From £1,170 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A stunning collection of recently converted barns in the gorgeous Suffolk countryside with fabulous facilities for your whole group to enjoy.
  • 12 Guests
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Pets
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Games room
  • Pub 1 mile

Lavenham, Bury and the Wool Towns

STOFA

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£2020 - £3120
per week
From £1,525 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Gold
  • The perfect setting for families, friends and special occasions. Stone Farm doesn’t compromise on quality, space or comfort and offers an unforgettable getaway for those looking for something truly special.
  • 12 Guests
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.8 miles

Semer, The Suffolk Countryside

SFBFB

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£1860 - £3435
per week
From £1,405 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • These fantastic barns provide the perfect accommodation for both holidaying families and groups of friends. With an outdoor heated swimming pool (available from second Bank Holiday in May through to the end of the first week in September), fishing lake and children's play field, you won't want for anything!
  • 14 Guests
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 2.2 miles

Ilketshall St Margaret, The Suffolk Countryside

SFBE14

(No dates selected)

£1740 - £3045
per week
From £1,315 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Situated in the heart of rural North Suffolk, this extensive and attractive barn conversion is perfect for those seeking escape and tranquility. Just a short drive away from the delightful sandy shores of Southwold.
  • 14 Guests
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Tennis court
  • Pub 1.6 miles

Toft Monks, The Suffolk Countryside

HSTACK

(No dates selected)

£2635 - £3190
per week
From £1,986 for a 3-night stay
  • This luxurious barn conversion offers a wonderful venue for large gatherings of family and friends.
  • 16 Guests
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 11.8 miles
  • Pub 5 miles

Loddon, The Suffolk Countryside

2049

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£2980 - £4940
per week
From £2,245 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Superb space for family and friends, this property is equipped to a high standard throughout and comes with the use of a cocktail room and 2 hot tubs.
  • 20 Guests
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 5 Pets
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Games room
  • Beach 33 miles
  • Pub 2 miles

Wattisham, Heart of Suffolk

WATTHB

(No dates selected)

£2670 - £4870
per week
From £2,013 for a 3-night stay
  • Set in the grounds of Wattisham Hall, these beautiful barn conversions have a wealth of original features. They each boast a private hot tub, stone built charcoal BBQ, games room, outdoor play area and is surrounded by a medieval moat. The three properties make for the perfect base for any large group of friends or family for up to 21 guests.
  • 21 Guests
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 3 Pets
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Games room
  • Pub 1.9 miles
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