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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Bury St Edmunds, The Suffolk Countryside

JOC

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£511 - £871
per week
From £392 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Immerse yourselves in the beauty of nature and forest life at 1, John O' Groat Cottages. This holiday home is positioned in The King's Forest north of Bury St Edmunds in North Stow.
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 3.6 miles

Ilketshall St Margaret, The Suffolk Countryside

DRA

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£526 - £831
per week
From £404 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Dragonfly is a gorgeous, traditional timber framed cottage which is part of Chestnut Tree Barns. The property is warm and welcoming and has its own private hot tub!
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 4 miles

Stoke by Nayland, The Suffolk Countryside

LOD13

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£1521 - £2366
per week
From £1,150 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • Spread over two floors this luxury lodge is the ideal base for any family or group of friends to kick back, relax and enjoy this extra special self catering experience.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach 23 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Bruisyard, Heart of Suffolk

RCG

(No dates selected)

£516 - £856
per week
From £396 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Rose Cottage is a beautifully presented and extended holiday cottage with charming features and a generous garden overlooking the countryside.
  • 6 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 2 miles

Hadleigh, The Suffolk Countryside

COHO

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£671 - £1141
per week
From £512 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • The Coach House is a stunning example of period charm and modern conveniences. This holiday home in Hadleigh is a true gem within south Suffolk.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.02 miles

Lavenham, The Suffolk Countryside

TBB

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£802 - £1381
per week
From £611 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • The Three Blackbirds is a traditional Suffolk cottage situated in the centre of Lavenham. It offers spacious accommodation for a family break.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Ilketshall St Margaret, The Suffolk Countryside

BRM2

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£526 - £831
per week
From £404 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Brambles offers everything and more for your Suffolk holiday. This traditional timber framed cottage is in a quiet position in the Suffolk countryside and comes with a bubbling hot tub!
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 4 miles

Stoke by Nayland, The Suffolk Countryside

LOD14

(No dates selected)

£1521 - £2366
per week
From £1,150 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, this luxury lodge is furnished to a very high standard with every detail being thought about to offer a truely special experience.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach 23 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Barton Mills, The Suffolk Countryside

WNT

(No dates selected)

£541 - £916
per week
From £415 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • With modern furnishings throughout, Walnut Tree Cottage is in the village of Barton Mills just ten miles from Bury St Edmunds. Everything you can imagine has been provided for you in this attractive cottage.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Toft Monks, The Suffolk Countryside

HMEADO

(No dates selected)

£931
per week
From £707 for a 3-night stay
  • Available for Christmas and Easter holidays only, this pretty red-brick cottage is ideal for a small family, or larger group combined with Barn Cottage next door.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 11.8 miles
  • Pub 5 miles

Stoke by Nayland , Constable Country

LOD12

(No dates selected)

£1521 - £2366
per week
From £911 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • Whether looking for a short break or longer this is the perfect base for all. Offering luxury accommodation, overlooking stunning views and the added bonus on site facilities for guests use.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 23 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
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