Suffolk offers a full range of accommodation options for singles, couples, families or groups of friends on holiday or enjoying a short break.
Below, you can read our Guide on accommodation in Suffolk – or you can click the link below to filter through a range of places to stay in Suffolk.
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A great home-away-from-home accommodation option is to hire your own cottage. Suffolk Cottages range from the tiny and quaint, to the large and luxurious.
If you want to experience how it feels to live here in our lovely county, hiring a cottage for a holiday is a great choice as you will immediately feel a part of the community. There are several professional agents to choose from so you’ll be spoilt for choice –
Best of Suffolk
Best of Suffolk offer a wide range of stylish holiday cottages and apartments along the Suffolk Coast and countryside. All details of Best of Suffolk’s self-catering cottages can be found by visiting their website by clicking on the link above.
Suffolk Secrets are a well established family owned firm with a reputation for offering a friendly, professional and personal service to holidaymakers. Their holiday properties are located in some of the finest locations across the county, including Southwold, Walberswick, Aldeburgh or Thorpeness on the coast, as well as Woodbridge, Westleton, and many more.
Wide Skies in Aldeburgh is an airy, bright holiday home with panoramic sea views. With space for up to ten people, it is a great option for larger groups.
Cottages.com offer 270 cottages in Suffolk so you can be in no doubt of finding one that meets your requirements! On the Cottages4You website you can use their easy search for cottages in Suffolk, check up-to-date availability, view virtual tours and book online, so take a look at cottages.com & see what’s available now.
Two other top UK self catering agencies with a large portfolio of self catering cottages in Suffolk are Sykes Suffolk Cottages who offer the ‘finest handpicked cottage holidays’ and holidaycottages.co.uk who can offer a wide range of Suffolk holiday properties. Both agencies have real time online availability and booking options.
The Vintage House
The Vintage House lives up to its name, with original 1920s furniture and features, as well as a cosy fireplace- perfect for snuggling up with a hot drink in the Winter months.
If you’re after a place to stay that is filled with character and history, Betsey Trotwood is the perfect choice. This converted stable was visited by Charles Dickens and included in his book, David Copperfield. it combines traditional features such as an original aga and a clawfoot bathtub, with modern luxuries such as underfloor heating.
Letheringham Water Mill Cottages
Choose from five magical places to stay all nestled in the grounds of the historic Letheringham Water Mill. A beautiful location in the heart of rural Suffolk and close to the Suffolk Heritage Coast make this a perfect place to relax and unwind. It is also the perfect place to bring your dog along as they have won a host of top dog friendly accommodation awards and there is plenty of space for four legged friends.
For those seeking a family holiday by the sea, Corner Cottage is ideal. Sleeping up to six people, and located close to the seaside at Thorpeness, it provides a comfortable base for a family holiday.
3 The Sandlings
If you are looking for a more romantic seaside getaway, 3 The Sandlings is a great choice. Perfectly sized for two guests, it is close to the sea and furnished with an understated touch of luxury.
The Grain Store
A converted farm building, The Grain Store has a stylish, rustic feel with exposed wood and timber beams, softened with textured furnishings in rich colours. Add to that a tennis court, and you have some fantastic accommodation for a getaway for up to six people.
Suffolk Log Cabins
Log cabins are cosy accommodation option, perfect for large groups or family holidays who want to experience their own rural retreat. However many lodges in Suffolk are luxurious so your rural retreat doesn’t have to mean a compromise on creature comforts! Here’s a selection:
Windmill Lodges, Saxstead, offer seven authentic, luxury log cabins in the heart of a former strawberry field set around a small lake. Each lodge features its own private outdoor hot tub, decked veranda with patio furniture, open fireplace, underfloor heating, and all main bedrooms have an ensuite bath or shower room and the majority have four poster beds. Please click on the link above for more information and to enquire.
West Stow Pods have a choice of options when it comes to woodland accommodation, including lodges, megapods, and even the Hobbit inspired ‘Pod Hollow’- a dream location for any fans of Tolkien.
Not forgetting the stunning retreat that is The Windmill Suffolk. A unique and scenic place to stay in Suffolk.
As you’d expect from a rural county like Suffolk we offer a range of friendly B&B’s, from the deepest countryside to the seaside, and the luxurious to modest budget B&Bs. Here’s a sample –
Willowtree Cottage B&B
On the outskirts of the village of Kelsale offers delightful and modern accommodation set in a mature orchard. The cosy cottage with light and airy double ensuite is just 20 minutes drive from the coast, and close to Saxmundham, Snape and Aldeburgh – a private and perfect base for your stay. Snape Maltings and RSPB Minsmere are also just a short drive away. Enjoy breakfast on the terrace, overlooking the orchard in the summer months. For more information, see Willowtree Cottage B&B
The Farmhouse at Kelsale
Situated close to the Suffolk Coast between Southwold and Aldeburgh The Farmhouse at Kelsale is a Victorian farmhouse set in 8 acres offering a warm and friendly welcome. There are 3 ensuite bedrooms available so take a look at The Farmhouse, Kelsale for more info.
Red House is a wonderful 16th century farmhouse situated in the Alde Valley. There are 6 acres of meadowland, 2 horses, 2 pet Hebridean sheep, ducks and chickens who provide free range eggs for breakfast! There is one double room with private adjoining bathroom and one twin with ensuite.
Located 2 miles from historic Lavenham in a quite village location. It is an attractive house with large gardens, an out-door swimming pool and hard tennis court.
Offering spacious Bed and Breakfast accommodation with full English breakfast with rooms that are delightfully furnished with full en-suite facilities.
For more details and booking, please see: Wroughton Lodge, Nr Lavenham.
The Old Rectory Country House
A peaceful retreat between Lavenham and Sudbury. It is a delightful house, steeped in intriguing history, with extensive gardens, pool and tennis court. For more information or to make a booking please click on The Old Rectory Country House, Great Waldingfield
Field End B&B
Leiston is a close to the town centre and ideal for family holidays. In addition to having all the facilities one would expect from a traditional Suffolk bed and breakfast, there are also a number of games, cards, jigsaws and a radio in the lounge/dining room for your entertainment, plus this room is directly below the Family Room and is equipped with a baby-monitor, making it ideal for parents of small children in the evenings. You can find out more here.
An excellent base from which to explore Suffolk is Bridge House, as it is located in Earl Soham – a lovely village found between Stowmarket and Yoxford, with Woodbridge and Framlingham also close by. In additional to breakfasts, packed lunches, afternoon teas and evening meals can also be arranged.
Mill Lane B&B
Another chance to break away from the hassles of everyday life comes from Mill Lane B&B, Butley. Situated at the head of Butley Creek and surrounded by acres of reed beds, forests and farmland, you will find yourself relaxed before you know it!
Suffolk offers many fabulous hotel options with very few hotel chains, so you’ll find individual hotels with plenty of character, often run by their owners. So you can be assured of a high standard of customer care in Suffolk!
These Luxury Suffolk Hotels offer first-class restaurants and many have Golf Courses and Spa and Health facilities too for those in need of a pampering break.
Considered to be the finest venue of its kind in East Anglia, The Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa offers luxury hotel rooms.
Ufford Park Hotel, Golf & Spa provides high quality accommodation situated in the tranquil Suffolk countryside, while The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa offers complimentary use of its sauna, relaxation suites, and vitality pool for all guests staying at the hotel.
If you’re looking for an option on the waterfront then look no further than the luxurious Salthouse Harbour Hotel, or for a coastal retreat, why not stay at The Brudenell Hotel, which overlooks Aldeburgh seafront.
For golf lovers, there is Thorpeness Hotel & Golf Club, complete with restaurant, bar, golf course, and hotel rooms.
This is a great option for those who want to enjoy a few local beers, or some wine in a friendly, relaxing atmosphere, and not worry about driving to their accommodation. No need to argue over whose turn it is to drive!
The Old Cannon Brewery, Bar, Brasserie and Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Bury St Edmunds offers a very warm welcome. The Brewery Rooms provide bed & breakfast guests comfort and style in a warm, friendly and relaxed environment, rounded off with a delicious Suffolk breakfast. For afternoon tea and accommodation right on the coast, try The White Lion in Aldeburgh. For cosy luxury, The Crown & Castle at Orford is a great choice. Or The Sweffling White Horse offer a range of accommodation options right next door to the pub at Alde Garden.
If your budget is a bit stretched campsites are a popular option with many offering a good range of facilities for family holidays. We have many sites in Suffolk to choose from, from the large to the small, from coast to the peaceful countryside – please see our Full List of Campsites in Suffolk.
Staying on a Farm gives you the chance to get away from the rat race and be part of different world – a unique opportunity to see at close hand how our food and drink are produced in this country. You might even be lucky enough to sample the produce fresh from the farm! So come and unwind… Here we have a selection of Farm Stay B&Bs;, self catering options and caravan and campsites on a farm to tempt you –
Manor Farm Knodishall
The beautiful Adults Only Georgian Farmhouse at Manor Farm in Knodishall offers three large, en-suite double guest rooms with views of the rolling farmland and paddocks. You can really get a feel for the farming lifestyle and meet the horses in the paddocks next to the garden. (You can also bring your own house!). The farm has a central location to some of the most popular visitor destinations in Suffolk including the delightful seaside towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh, the historic Framlingham and Woodbridge and the famous cultural hub of Snape Maltings. The hearty breakfast is of course sourced locally where possible and the high standard of accommodation will help you to relax and enjoy your Suffolk stay.
Shepherds Hut Peasenhall
In the grounds of Valley Farm, there is also a delightful handcrafted Shepherd’s Hut offering bespoke accommodation for 2. With all the luxury of modern living including a fully equipped bathroom with shower, the hut has its own private garden, hammock, outside seating area, barbeque and woodburner. There will also be a generous welcome pack for guests including eggs from the hens at Valley Farm and a bottle of wine or prosecco chilling in the fridge. The Shepherds Hut offers unique accommodation, whilst still being in the heart of the countryside and enjoying farm life.
Oak Tree Farm B&B
Oak Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast is a Georgian Farmhouse in the attractive Suffolk Coastal village of Yoxford just a few miles from Aldeburgh, Southwold and Snape. Situated in 6 acres of stunning countryside this dog friendly B&B; is a fantastic base to explore the local area, which includes RSPB Minsmere a few miles away, as well as Aldeburgh Music and the local beaches. Please note that Oak Tree no longer operates as a working Farm.
College Farm, Hintlesham
College Farm, Hintlesham, is a 15th Century Grade 2 Listed Farmhouse that is rich is history – it was built around 1470, and was owned by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey during the reign of King Henry VIII. Now a B&B; accommodation, the building retains plenty of its old world character and charm. Located on an arable farm west of Ipswich, guests are invited to stay in the farmhouse or the adjacent converted stables. All rooms are luxurious, and come complete with special extras such as fresh flowers, sweets & chocolates, toiletries, sewing kit and magazines.
Molletts Farm offer both self catering facilities in their brand new studio and cottage apartments, as well as a Caravan Club Certified Location for up to 5 caravans. So take your pick! Located close the the Suffolk Coast just off the A12 near Saxmundham, this is a small working farm dating back to the 17C. You’ll find plenty to see in the area, and Molletts is dog friendly too, so whether you decide to bring your caravan or check into their new self catering facilities, mutley can come too!
Thatched Farm Bed & Breakfast and Holiday Cottages
At Thatched Farm, Woodbridge, you will find open countryside, woodland and footpaths surrounding both the B&B; and self-catering cottage accommodation options available. Bed and Breakfast is offered in the main house complete with the Full English or a generous continental, and the holiday cottages are former farm buildings that have been converted within the grounds.
Easton Farm Park
Easton Farm Park offer fun family days out on the farm and also 4 cottages for self-catering hire throughout the year
Cosy Camping in Bucklesham is a small independent family run campsite situated on a working arable farm. Pitch up your tent in their landscaped field, whilst enjoying the facilities which include a Shower Block. Or for a bit of luxury try out one of their fantastic camping pods, complete with ensuite bathrooms! There is also fishing, a great pub nearby and lots to do in the local area. A great family friendly site – their prices also stay the same all year round. To find out more, click on the link above.
Shottisham Campsite near Woodbridge offers 45 spacious pitches and a beautiful, family friendly setting. The campsite is part of a working smallholding with rare breed sheep, pigs, alpacas, ducks, chickens and turkeys. Children (and adults!) are welcome to go along every evening when the animals are fed and eggs collected. There site also has shower blocks, dishwashing areas, a sceptic emptying point, waste and recycling bins and a fridge-freezer. Campfires are allowed (in firepits – which you can hire). Dogs on secure leads are welcome and there is a well stocked shop selling sausages, bacon and eggs from the campsites very own free-range heritage pigs and poultry, as well as home-made preserves from their vegetables and fruit. There is a lovely village pub and play area within walking distance and you are a just a few miles away from the coast.
Haw Wood Farm
Haw Wood Farm Caravan and Camping Park, Southwold – a rural, family-orientated campsite with spacious pitches that allow you to stretch out & relax, and based just a stone’s throw from RSPB Minsmere and a ‘pay and play’ golf course. Fantastic play area on site, complete with zip line that the kids adore. Award winning toilet and shower block and a well stocked shop and cafe open during the summer.
Clockhouse Farm Caravan Park, Sudbury – a quiet, peaceful campsite enclosed by meadows and trees with views overlooking the Stour Valley
Perfect for families, friends sharing, or spoil yourself and book just for two – a log cabin holiday at Windmill Lodges will provide you with many happy memories to treasure.
Each log cabin has its own private hot tub as well as coal-effect fire, luxury beds and linen, leather sofas, a fully equipped kitchen and en-suite bathroom so you probably won’t want to leave them to explore the surrounding area which includes Framlingham, Woodbridge and the Suffolk Coast! Find out more here – Windmill Lodges
A luxury converted Mill situated close to Woodbridge that is divided into 3 apartments, each with a hot tub. You can hire the whole Mill for 16 people for a family break or friends gathering, or book the apartments separately, but the hot tub is available 24 hours a day so you’ll all get good use out of it. Take a look at Swilland Mill for more information.
Stoke by Nayland Lodges
For golf lovers everywhere we have two fantastic options for you. Take a look at Stoke by Nayland Lodges which are situated on one of the golf courses at the Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa.
Here you have access not just to a hot tub but to a whole Spa as the lodges are within easy walk of all the Hotel’s facilities, including restaurant & bar, spa & swimming pool. These superbly designed country lodges, with chic and contemporary open plan interiors, are quietly located on the course but even non golfers will appreciate the location with access to a wide array of Hotel facilities nearby!
VIP Luxury Hot Tub lodges at High Lodge, Darsham
At High Lodge near the Suffolk Coast you can enjoy a whole range of facilities whilst staying on site in one of their VIP Luxury Lodges with hot tubs. High Lodge covers a large area (100 acres) with a 9 hole golf course, Clay Shooting, fishing and a large woodland to explore. Each lodge has a private balcony overlooking the lake and easy access to the Clubhouse if you want to use the restaurant or bar for breakfast, lunches, snacks and refreshments 7 days a week. The lodges offer private outdoor hot tubs, accommodation for up to 6 in each lodge, underfloor heating, Ipod docking stations and much more – take a look at High Lodge, Darsham for more information & book yourself a VIP break!
Suffolk Youth Hostels
Youth Hostels are a popular option as they offer great value accommodation offer in the heart of the countryside, and give the traveller a good opportunity to meet fellow explorers over the breakfast table!