With a coastline that's a protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, postcard-pretty villages, and a cuisine that blends fresh seafood with local farm produce, Suffolk is perfect for both family holidays and romantic breaks. Grand churches and lavish manor houses remind us that Suffolk once prospered from the medieval wool trade. Today, a genteel charm remains especially in the seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold. Suffolk holiday cottages include family-sized houses on the coast with cots for babies and gardens for the children to enjoy. Or, enjoy a touch of romance in country cottage accommodation.
Seafront accommodation in Aldeburgh is quaintly romantic or choose cosy cottages with hot tubs on the terrace. Take a stroll along the beach before visiting the home of local composer, Benjamin Britten. Afterwards, pick up some fish and chips in town to take back to your holiday accommodation. Thorpeness has a whimsical touch you'll enjoy. Once a private holiday village, it's full of unusual properties that are perfect for families. For a touch of peaceful country life, book Suffolk holiday cottages away from the coast. Lavenham is full of Tudor cottages and Victorian terraces. It's also known for its fine dining. If you fancy a night off from cooking, book a table at the Number 10 restaurant. And, with log fires in winter and barbecues in summer, you can enjoy your Suffolk holiday cottages all year round.
Head out from your home-from-home accommodation in Suffolk to marvel at the fascinating treasures of Sutton Hoo. Remnants of an Anglo-Saxon burial ship were discovered here in 1939, a discovery that changed our perception of Anglo-Saxon life. Spend a romantic day hiking among nature at RSPB Minsmere, home to some of England's rarest birds. Afterwards, you'll be happy to rest your legs on the terrace of your Suffolk holiday home. The fame of Adnam's beer stretches beyond Suffolk. Take a tour of its Southwold brewery and you'll discover its Victorian facade hides a dazzling array of high-tech equipment.