The real benefit of a self catering holiday in Suffolk is that there is accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.

Self Catering in Suffolk

The real benefit of a self catering holiday in Suffolk is that there is accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.

Being able to stay in a range of accommodation including luxury cottages, beautifully converted barns as well as fully furnished apartments or lodges.

Or for those seeking a more outdoors style holiday you can choose to go glamping and stay in a Mongolian Yurt, Canvas Safari or Bell Tent, Shepherds Hut, Log Cabin or stick with the more conventional camping site or caravanning, the choice is yours.

Sykes oliday Cottages Suffolk

For some additional luxury while self catering why not choose accommodation that comes with a private hot tub or even a swimming pool to make your stay just that little bit more special!

Having your own private accommodation versus staying in a hotel affords you a flexibility that can be very appealing. The freedom that self catering holidays offer gives you more control on not only what you do while you are away but also on how you spend your holiday budget.

Additionally many self catering sites in Suffolk are both dog friendly and child friendly.

The Tourist Trail has a varied selection of places to stay available for your to choose from. Go to our Stay page, search the county ‘Suffolk’ and find amazing places to stay as well as being able to book a selection of accommodation straight from our website.

Self Catering Properties in Suffolk

Lodge with Hot Tub | Five Acre Holiday Camp

Five Acre Holiday Camp, College Road, Wyverstone, Suffolk, IP14 4SD

Newlands Staycations | Suffolk Holiday Park

Newlands Otley Road, Grundisburgh, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6RY

Mill House Breaks | Shepherds Huts

Mill House, Halesworth Road, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 0AE

The Granary | Suffolk

High Street, Thorndon, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7LX

Letheringham Water Mill Cottages | Suffolk

Hall Road, Letheringham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 7RE

Why Choose Self Catering in Suffolk

Hearing the word Suffolk often brings to mind images of the great British countryside with its expansive country landscape as well as 50 miles of beautiful coastline making it an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For many though, the landscape of this county is much more than just pretty green fields. With Suffolk not only having picturesque vistas but also being called home by a wide variety of wildlife, this area understandably attracts both drawing enthusiasts as well as amateur and professional photographers to the area.

With Suffolk being just over an hours drive from London via the A12, or if travelling from the north being easily accessible via the A1(M) and the A14, it is ideally situated to give you the best of both worlds, an escape from the city whilst also having all of the conveniences that the city has to offer.

Suffolk is home to many festivals throughout the year; Latitude during the summer for music, comedy, arts, various food & drink festivals, family events and country shows.

Visit Bury St Edmunds for its rich history and great shopping, take a trip to Aldeburgh for its famous fish & chips by the sea, or maybe try some larger resorts such as Lowestoft or Felixstowe for a fun family day out.

Explore approximately half of the Suffolk coast via our Trail Big Skies Trail, from Orford to Southwold, enjoying Aldeburgh, Thorpeness and Dunwich in between.

Things to do in Suffolk

A self catering holiday gives you the freedom to explore the abundance of local restaurants, welcoming pubs and the burgeoning food scene in Suffolk including fresh sea food, free range pork, artisan bakeries and locally brewed cider, beer and wine at one of the county’s vineyards.

Whether you are bird watching at Minsmere, hitting the forest trails at Tunstall, Rendlesham or Thetford, sailing off the coast, heading for Suffolk’s tourist attractions or simply looking to unwind and relax Suffolk’s self catering accommodation will give you a great base from which to explore the county.

The Waveney Valley – Suffolk Broads, are a series of interconnected rivers and lakes that forms part of the Broads National Park. This extends several miles inland, incorporating Beccles and Bungay. Enjoy a boat hire along the waterways as part of your holiday.

In the heart of Suffolk you will find the ‘wool towns’ named as such due to the originating wealth generated from the wool trade. Take a journey on our Constable Country Trail or maybe visit an historic market town such as FramlinghamWoodbridge or Newmarket, the home of horse racing. These towns and villages are historic, with timber-framed buildings preserved from a bygone era.

Another wonderful way to experience the county is via Suffolk Vineyards Trail. The climate is very suited to wine production and many vineyards are establishing themselves as quality producers or English wine.

Breckland is an area of Suffolk and south Norfolk and the terrain is well suited to cyclists, walkers and those keen on outdoor sports. Within Thetford Forest you can enjoy the wildlife or some man-made fun at Go Ape Thetford.

Helmingham Hall Gardens | Suffolk

The Events Office, Helmingham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6EF

National Trust Ickworth

Ickworth House, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5QE

Easton Farm Park

Easton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0EQ

Types of Self Catering Accommodation in Suffolk

Suffolk has a great choice of self catering accommodation and is suitable for all types of getaways.

Larger families and groups of friends can choose from a range of larger properties – some with swimming pools, whilst there are plenty of cosy cottages with wooden beams and open fires or renovated loft apartments if you are looking for a romantic break.

You’ll find everything from barn conversions, fishing cottages, converted windmills and barges, lodges and quirky accommodation such as hobbit houses, converted helicopters and cabins in the trees scattered across the Suffolk countryside. If you want to spoil yourself then then you are in luck – you can find luxurious properties with hot tubs, four poster beds, stylish wood burners and all the mod cons as well concierge services such as a personal chef or butler if you fancy a night in and don’t want to cook.

For families there is a wide choice of accommodation within easy reach of Suffolk’s tourist attractions and coast – everyone loves a day out at the beach!

And of course, there is plenty of dog friendly accommodation for those that are looking to take their four legged friends with them – here’s our Dog Friendly Suffolk Guide and you can use our guide to dog friendly beaches in Suffolk for some great walks.

Properties by Category

Click on the properties below to find out more information about each.

Dog Friendly Properties in Suffolk

Dog Friendly Self Catering Properties in Suffolk

Book Self Catering Properties in Suffolk

Examples of self catering accommodation that you can book in Suffolk include:

Robin’s Rest Lodge | Newlands Staycations

Newlands Otley Road, Grundisburgh, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6RY

Stag’s Rest Lodge | Newlands Staycations

Newlands Otley Road, Grundisburgh, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6RY

Manor Farm Barn | Suffolk

High Street, Thorndon, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7LX

Mollett’s Farm | Suffolk

Main Road, Benhall, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 1JY

Mill House Breaks | Shepherds Huts

Mill House, Halesworth Road, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 0AE


Sudbury | Bury St Edmunds | Aldeburgh | Lowestoft | Ipswich | Newmarket | Framlingham | Southwold


Looking for Self Catering Accommodation in Another Area?

Why not take a look at our Guides to: Self Catering Holiday in NorfolkSelf Catering Holiday in Essex


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