I’ve written lots about individual places to go in Suffolk and we have our new website Where Do We? (not yet finished at the time of writing) – a guide to all things Suffolk, but this weekend gave me time to take stock and think about the county as a whole. There are lots of great places to visit and we are fortunate enough to have this beautiful church next door but one to our holiday cottages on our closest walk!
We are full, as we thankfully often are, with all seven of our holiday cottages; Woodfarm House and all six of our barns occupied by guests relaxing and unwinding in our own little slice of Suffolk. We have a great mix of guests returning, which again we thankfully do, pretty much every week now, as well as new visitors trying us out for the first time for their ‘staycation’ with us.
Whether you are looking for a quick two-night weekend getaway, a long romantic weekend, a mid-week break or treating yourself to a whole holiday, we have the perfect base to explore East Anglia. We are smack bang in the heart of rural Suffolk, with so many amazing places to visit, with beautiful villages and small towns such as Debenham, Lavenham, Long Melford, Framlingham, Eye, Clare, Needham Market and Woodbridge.
The stunning Heritage Coast is just half an hour away. Actually, everywhere in Suffolk is pretty much within half an hour of us; I did say we were in the heart of the county! Firm favourites with visitors are Southwold, Walberswick, Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Orford, Dunwich and Bawdsey.
We’ve had rather a lot of people on vacation too lately as we have had an influx of American guests. It’s been quite amusing as they assume that they can flag a cab down when they leave. This is not downtown Manhattan as you can see!
This is the closest we get to Central Park…………………..
So many of our holiday-makers bring their dogs as we offer genuinely high-quality dog-friendly accommodation. If you’re a dog owner and you can never find luxury accommodation with your pet then read some of the many testimonials.
One of the most relaxing places to visit that I can think of anywhere on the planet is the stretch of the river Stour (giving its name to one of our barns) between Dedham and East Bergholt on the Essex border. My way of unwinding is to hit the water with my kayak but there is a lovely footpath meandering beside it, with the reward of a great National Trust Tea shop at the end.
If you’d like to ask me anything about a short break or holiday here, or just pick my brains about things to do around the area then feel free to email or call me directly.
Hope to welcome you to beautiful Suffolk soon.
Carl Scott – 5th May 2014