Why book self catering accommodation in Suffolk?

Suffolk is a great place for self catering holidays – just over an hour from London, you can choose a property on the Suffolk Heritage Coast may be Snape, Dunwich or Southwold with stunning sea views, a forest hideaway, the beauty of Constable Country and the wool towns or may be an historic market town such as Framlingham, Woodbridge or Newmarket, the home of horse racing.

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 . Fish and chips at one of the coastal towns is a real treat, whilst food festivals such as Aldeburgh or Bury St. Edmunds make for a great day out.

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.


What types of accommodation are available?

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.


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


Robin’s Rest at Newlands Park

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

Stag’s Rest at Newlands Park

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

The Granary

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

Mill Barn Cottages

Mill House, Mill Street, Middleton, Suffolk, IP17 3NG

Manor Farm Barn

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

Kelsale Holiday Cottages

Benstead, Main Road, Kelsale, Suffolk, IP17 2RD

Sykes Holiday Cottages


Mollett’s Farm

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


Swan Lane, Cretingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 7BA

Mill House Breaks

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