Thinking of Buying a Home in Suffolk? Why Not Visit Us For a Holiday First?

Buying a property in Suffolk.

Last Updated on March 9, 2023

Whether you’re thinking of buying a home in Suffolk in the short or long term, a visit to one of our Barns or Barges for rent will allow you to gain an authentic experience of Suffolk life. With many of our previous guests making the move here themselves, here’s a few suggestions for how you might blend your research with some fun things to see and do.  

Get a taste of town and country living:

With such a wide variety of environments, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to exploring homes in Suffolk. If you’re inclined towards towns, we’ve got some great ones on the coast and some equally brilliant ones in the country. Take Bury St Edmunds, the ‘jewel in the crown of Suffolk’, as one example. Dating all the way back to 633, the town has moved with the times and boasts a range of modern and traditional homes within walking distance of its bars and restaurants. If you find yourself visiting for the day when scoping out a future home, we highly recommend Maison Blue for dinner and the Masons Arms for refreshments.

Alternatively, if you’re thinking of moving to Suffolk to secure a home on the coast, Aldeburgh is an ideal choice. A quintessential British seaside town, Aldeburgh has a range of boutique shops that perfectly complement its range of places to eat and drink. Naturally, the best advice we have for food here is fish and chips on the beach.

If village living is more your thing, we have an abundance of options that bring together everything you could possibly want from a new place to live. Take somewhere like Barrow, for example. A mere twenty minute drive from Bury St Edmunds, this village has recently become home to a modern pub and restaurant that captured the imagination of architects thanks to its impressive design. In addition to having a great place to eat and drink, Barrow also has a green that hosts fetes, an historic church, and plenty of walking routes to claim its place as one of the greatest Great British villages. Fast becoming a popular dining spot, we’d highly recommend sampling the menu at the Weeping Willow should you decide to visit.  

Suffolk as seen from above

For a village with a slightly slower pace of life, Bawdsey is easily accessible when enjoying a holiday at one of our Barns or Barges. Providing the perfect antidote to modern life, the village is situated at the mouth of the River Deben and combines remote housing with fantastic cycle paths and rolling landscapes. Despite being a slightly quieter spot in Suffolk, it does have its own Boathouse Cafe that serves up a delicious range of locally sourced snacks for refreshment when visiting.

Ultimately, wherever you’re thinking of buying a home in Suffolk, our Barns and Barges for rent provide a superb retreat to return to after a day spent carrying out research or house viewings. We’re also a proud provider of dog-friendly holidays, so feel free to bring along any four legged friends who also plan to make the move with you.