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Apple Mount Retreat is part of our exclusive Bouja Luxury Boutique collection.
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Aspen Country Park

Sleeps 4
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Aspen Country Park is located in the heart of Suffolk set within prestigious grounds once belonging to the Duke of Norfolk.
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Broadland Sands, between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft is in the perfect location for your holiday, and right on the border between Norfolk and Suffolk.
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With its well-stocked fishing lakes, tranquil location and abundance of leisure facilities, Carlton Meres Holiday Park is an ideal place for your family holiday.
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Heathland Beach Holiday Park is acclaimed as having one of the most perfect settings along the beautiful Suffolk Coast.
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Heathside Lodges is part of our Evermore Lodge Holidays Collection, a family run location, enjoying a stunning and secluded setting close to the Broads and picturesque Suffolk coast.
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High Lodge

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Set amidst 120 acres of tranquil woodland and delightful Suffolk countryside, these luxury lodges boast an excellent location close to the renowned coastal hotspots of Southwold, Aldeburgh and RSPB Minsmere.
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Kessingland Beach Holiday Park, situated in the serene Suffolk coastline, is an ideal destination for those seeking both relaxation and adventure.
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Lark Valley Lodges is a superb new holiday destination in the heart of East Anglia.
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Laxfield Lodges

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Nestling in a tranquil acre of mid-Suffolk countryside boasting a serene setting and wildlife aplenty, these luxury lodges offer the perfect base to relax and explore this enchanting county.
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New for 2019, Meadow Lodges Woodbridge is part of our Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection. With a mixture of one and two bedroom lodges all with hot tubs it really elevates a high quality lodge park.
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The Hollies Kessingland, gateway to the Broads in the Suffolk countryside. With Southwold just a short drive away, visit the Victorian pier, beach hut-lined promenade and the famous Adnams Brewery.
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Woolverstone Marina Lodge Park is part of our Wanderwood Lodge Holiday Collection, a stunning retreat nestled in 22 acres of tranquil woodland beside the River Orwell.
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Suffolk Visitor's Guide

Embark on a journey to Suffolk, where the serene countryside meets the vibrant coastline. This East Anglian gem offers a diverse palette of experiences, from the adrenaline rush of water sports at Aldeburgh Beach to the tranquil walks in Thetford Forest. Foodies can indulge in the fresh catch at Orford's smokehouses or savour locally brewed ales at a country pub. Fascinatingly, Suffolk is the birthplace of famous painter Thomas Gainsborough, adding a stroke of cultural heritage to your visit. For those after a cosy retreat, a family escapade, or a fun trip with friends, opting for a lodge or cabin stay in Suffolk is unbeatable.

Why Take Your 2024 Lodge Break in Suffolk?

Suffolk is a gem on the East Coast of England, brimming with charming villages, medieval towns, and a stunning coastline. It's a place where you can find tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of city life. This year, Suffolk is buzzing with excitement, hosting events like the Latitude Festival and the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival. Opting for a lodge over a hotel gives you a slice of the countryside with all the comforts of home. Suffolk's unique draw is its blend of cultural heritage and natural beauty, with spots like the historic Sutton Hoo and the serene RSPB Minsmere reserve.

If you're visiting Suffolk with kids

Absolutely, Suffolk is a playground for kids! With attractions like the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary and Easton Farm Park, there's plenty to keep the little ones entertained. Lodges offer space for kids to play and explore safely, often with on-site facilities like pools and playgrounds. Plus, having a self-catered space means meal times are flexible and fuss-free.

  1. Comfortable walking shoes for exploring
  2. Swimwear for beach days or pool access
  3. Outdoor toys for playtime at the lodge
  4. Layered clothing for unpredictable British weather
  5. Binoculars for wildlife spotting at nature reserves
  6. Portable night light for unfamiliar bedrooms
  7. First aid kit for any little scrapes
  8. Snacks for day trips and car journeys

Pet Friendly Suffolk Adventures

Suffolk is a treat for pets, with many lodges offering enclosed gardens for peace of mind. You'll find pet-friendly pubs like The Dog at Grundisburgh, welcoming dogs with open arms. For a bite to eat where your furry friend can join, check out The Ramsholt Arms, offering stunning river views. When booking, look for lodges that mention pet-friendly amenities, and always bring your pet's bed and favourite toys to make them feel at home.

Dog walking ideas in Suffolk

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Southwold Pier to Walberswick 3.5 Coastal views, beach IP18 6BN
Thetford Forest Park Varies Forest, heathland IP27 0AF
Ickworth Park Up to 10 Parkland, gardens IP29 5QE
Dunwich Heath Coastal Walk 2.5 Heathland, beach IP17 3DJ
Alton Water 8 Lakeside, woodland IP9 2RY

Remember to check the accessibility of these routes before you set off, as some may be more challenging for less experienced walkers or during certain weather conditions.

Romantic Breaks for Couples

Fancy a getaway with your other half? Suffolk's got you covered with its charming lodges, perfect for that romantic escape. Picture this: you're chilling in a hot tub, sipping bubbly under the stars at a lodge tucked away in the countryside. Many lodges in Suffolk cater to couples with pamper packs that include chocolates, prosecco, and sometimes even spa treatments right at your doorstep.

For dining, you've got options ranging from cozy pub meals to upscale restaurants. Some lodges even offer private chefs to whip up a romantic meal in the comfort of your own space. And if you're up for a spa day, you'll find lodges that provide access to onsite or nearby spa facilities for that extra touch of relaxation.

Local Cuisine and Dining Experiences

Suffolk's local cuisine is a treat, with fresh seafood and traditional British dishes taking center stage. For a famous dish, try the Suffolk Bang, a type of sausage that's a local specialty. When it comes to dining out, The Unruly Pig in Woodbridge is a must-visit for couples, offering a cozy atmosphere and an award-winning menu.

Families should check out The Crown at Stowupland, a family-friendly pub with a welcoming vibe and a menu that caters to all ages. And for a truly local experience, don't miss the chance to visit one of the county's farmers' markets to sample and buy fresh local produce.

For a good night out

Suffolk's nightlife might surprise you with its variety. From traditional pubs to modern bars, there's something for everyone. For a lively atmosphere and a great selection of drinks, The Greyhound in Ipswich is a hit with locals and visitors alike. If you're after live music, check out The Steamboat Tavern, also in Ipswich, known for its gigs and waterfront location.

Fishing

Anglers, take note: Suffolk is a fishing haven. Here's a quick rundown of some prime spots:

  • Alton Water - IP9 2RY
  • Larkwood Trout Fishery - IP28 6DD
  • High Lodge Leisure Ltd - IP17 3QT
  • Suffolk Water Park - IP8 4JS
  • Bury Hill Fisheries - IP28 6LG

Outdoor Adventures

For adrenaline junkies, Suffolk's outdoor activity centres like Alton Water Sports Centre offer a range of activities from sailing to windsurfing. Prices vary, but a day's sailing might set you back around £50. Most centres operate seasonally, so check ahead for opening times. Go Ape Thetford is another hotspot, with treetop adventures and zip-lining.

Shopping and Souvenirs

Here's a handy table for the top shopping spots in Suffolk:

Name Type On Offer Postcode
Buttermarket Shopping Centre Shopping Centre High-street brands, food court IP1 1DT
Stonham Barns Leisure & Shopping Village Independent shops, crafts IP14 6AT
Bury St Edmunds Artisan Market Market Local crafts, food IP33 1BT
Ipswich Market Outdoor Market Fresh produce, gifts IP1 1DD
Southwold Pier Shops Unique Shops Quirky gifts, souvenirs IP18 6BN

Whether you're after a romantic lodge with a hot tub, a taste of the local cuisine, a night on the town, a fishing trip, outdoor thrills, or a shopping spree, Suffolk has it all. Just remember to book ahead for those special experiences to make the most of your visit!


Top lodge breaks for 2024 in Suffolk

Athelington Hall Farm Lodges, Norfolk

Driving Distance: About 22 minutes (11.11 miles) | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Athelington Hall Farm Lodges offer a serene escape in the North Suffolk countryside, with luxurious lodges featuring hot tubs, Wi-Fi, and a games room, making it an ideal retreat for relaxation and enjoyment.

Who will love these lodges? Perfect for honeymooners, families, and those celebrating special occasions. With ample space for children to play and up to two pets welcome, it's a haven for all. The tranquil setting and luxury amenities like hot tubs make it a hit with couples and families alike.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Onsite, guests can enjoy Wi-Fi access, a games room, and a children’s play area. The nearest eateries and pubs are just a short drive away, offering local cuisine and drinks. The lodges themselves provide a perfect setting for relaxation with their own hot tubs.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include the charming market town of Framlingham, just a 20-minute drive away, with its historic castle (entry around £10 for adults). The Suffolk Heritage Coast is also within easy reach, offering beautiful beaches and coastal walks.

Accommodation options: Athelington Hall Farm Lodges offers a variety of accommodation options, including pet-friendly lodges for up to 6 guests, some with saunas and all with outdoor hot tubs, making it ideal for couples, groups, and families.


Fynn Valley, Suffolk

Driving Distance: About 21 minutes (11.52 miles) | Sleeps: 4 | Pet friendly? No

What to expect: Fynn Valley offers a luxurious golf resort experience with stunning lodges, valley views, and amenities like private hot tubs, a golf course, and a café terrace, all set in a peaceful Suffolk location.

Who will love these lodges? Golf enthusiasts and those seeking a peaceful retreat will adore Fynn Valley. The lodges are perfect for couples or small families looking for a high-end escape with activities like golf and nature walks on their doorstep.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? The resort boasts an 18-hole golf course, a 9-hole Par 3 course, driving range, footgolf, and buggy hire (charges apply). Guests can also enjoy the café and bar, or relax in their private hot tub.

What's nearby? For days out, Jimmy’s Farm is a 20-minute drive, Colchester Zoo around 45 minutes, and Walberswick Beach is within an hour's drive, offering a variety of experiences for all ages.

Accommodation options: Fynn Valley provides luxurious lodges with extensive decking, private saunas, and hot tubs. With accommodation for up to 4 guests, these lodges are designed for a lavish and comfortable stay, though they are not pet-friendly.


Meadow Lodges Woodbridge, Suffolk

Driving Distance: About 24 minutes (13.48 miles) | Sleeps: 4 | Pet friendly? No

What to expect: Meadow Lodges Woodbridge is a new addition to the Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection, offering luxurious lodges with hot tubs, modern furnishings, and a focus on the 'wow' factor for an exceptional break.

Who will love these lodges? Those seeking a romantic or special getaway will find Meadow Lodges Woodbridge enchanting. The lodges cater to couples and small families looking for a high-quality, tranquil retreat with impressive facilities.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? The lodges are designed for relaxation, with hot tubs and beautiful surroundings. While there are no specific onsite activities, the lodges provide a perfect base for exploring the Suffolk countryside.

What's nearby? The historic town of Woodbridge is a short drive away, offering shopping and dining options. The Suffolk coast, with its beaches and nature reserves, is also within easy reach for day trips.

Accommodation options: The lodges at Meadow Lodges Woodbridge feature one or two bedrooms, all with hot tubs and luxury amenities, making them suitable for couples or small groups. These lodges are not pet-friendly.


Laxfield Lodges, Suffolk

Driving Distance: About 24 minutes (15.21 miles) | Sleeps: 4 | Pet friendly? Limited

What to expect: Laxfield Lodges are nestled in a tranquil acre of mid-Suffolk countryside, offering luxury lodges with hot tubs and a serene setting, perfect for wildlife enthusiasts and those looking to unwind.

Who will love these lodges? Ideal for nature lovers and those seeking a peaceful retreat. The lodges are great for couples and small families who appreciate a quiet, rural setting with the comforts of luxury accommodation.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? The focus at Laxfield Lodges is on relaxation and enjoying the natural surroundings. Each lodge comes with its own hot tub, and the nearby village of Laxfield offers local charm.

What's nearby? Framlingham Castle is a 20-minute drive away, and the Suffolk Heritage Coast, with its beautiful beaches, is accessible for day trips. The area is also home to numerous walking trails.

Accommodation options: Laxfield Lodges provide a range of luxury lodges, some of which are pet-friendly. With hot tubs and contemporary amenities, these lodges are perfect for couples and families looking for a country escape.


Don't Miss These Fantastic Days Out In Suffolk

Suffolk Owl Sanctuary

  • Opening Times: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Prices: Adults £9, Children £6
  • Postcode: IP14 6AT
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Onsite

If you're an animal lover or have kids in tow, the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary is a heartwarming day out. It's not just owls; meet a variety of birds of prey and watch flying displays that'll have you in awe. They've recently added a meerkat enclosure, which is a hit with visitors of all ages. To avoid the crowds, a weekday visit is best. Tip: Check the schedule for feeding times and talks to make your visit extra special.

Phone number: 03456 807 897 | Web: www.owl-help.org.uk


Sutton Hoo

  • Opening Times: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Prices: Adults £12.60, Children £6.30
  • Postcode: IP12 3DJ
  • Est. time required: Half a day
  • Nearest parking: Onsite

For a dive into the past, Sutton Hoo is a treasure trove of Anglo-Saxon history. The recent Netflix film 'The Dig' has brought new attention to this archaeological hotspot. Check out the full-size reconstruction of the burial ship and the stunning exhibition hall. Spring or autumn visits are ideal for beating the rush. Tip: The guided tours are brilliant for insights you won't get from the signs.

Phone number: 01394 389700 | Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sutton-hoo


Southwold Pier

  • Opening Times: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Prices: Free entry, attractions vary
  • Postcode: IP18 6BN
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Nearby town

Southwold Pier is a classic British seaside experience with a twist. The quirky Under the Pier Show features bizarre hand-built arcade machines that are a laugh for all ages. The pier itself is a great spot for a stroll with fantastic sea views. Summer mornings are magical here, before it gets too busy. Tip: Grab a bite at the Boardwalk Restaurant for some tasty local seafood with a view.

Phone number: 01502 722105 | Web: www.southwoldpier.co.uk


Aldeburgh Beach

  • Opening Times: Open all year
  • Prices: Free
  • Postcode: IP15 5BD
  • Est. time required: As long as you like
  • Nearest parking: Pay & Display nearby

Aldeburgh Beach is a pebble beach that's perfect for long walks and fresh air. Don't miss the iconic Scallop sculpture by Maggi Hambling, dedicated to composer Benjamin Britten. The town's high street is just a stone's throw away, ideal for a spot of shopping or a cozy cafe stop. Visit during the off-season for a peaceful experience. Tip: The local fish and chip shops are some of the best in Suffolk – try them out!

Web: www.visit-aldeburgh.co.uk


The Suffolk Punch Trust

  • Opening Times: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Prices: Adults £9, Children £5
  • Postcode: IP12 3JR
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Onsite

At The Suffolk Punch Trust, you'll meet the magnificent Suffolk Punch horses, an endangered breed. The trust does incredible work preserving these gentle giants. There's also a heritage museum and a lovely garden to explore. Visit in spring to see the adorable foals. Tip: Check out their events calendar for special activities like horse-drawn carriage rides.

Phone number: 01394 411327 | Web: www.thesuffolkpunchtrust.co.uk


Easton Farm Park

  • Opening Times: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Prices: Adults £9.50, Children £8.50
  • Postcode: IP13 0EQ
  • Est. time required: 3-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: Onsite

For a family-friendly day out, Easton Farm Park is a hit. Kids can interact with farm animals, enjoy pony rides, and there's even an indoor play area. They've recently added a new outdoor adventure zone. To make the most of your day, visit during one of their seasonal events. Tip: The family ticket offers great value, and don't miss the chance to bottle-feed the lambs!

Phone number: 01728 746475 | Web: www.eastonfarmpark.co.uk

When you're planning your trip to Suffolk, don't forget to check out the cozy lodges scattered throughout the county. They offer a unique and intimate base from which to explore these attractions and the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Whether you're after a romantic getaway or a family adventure, lodges in Suffolk provide the perfect retreat after a day of exploring.

FAQs

This is our first lodge break, what will it be like?

Expect a cosy home away from home. Lodges in Suffolk offer a blend of rustic charm and modern amenities. Many are set within tranquil surroundings like High Lodge in Darsham, providing a peaceful retreat. You'll likely have a private deck, maybe even a hot tub, and all the facilities you need for a self-catering stay.

What should I pack when visiting Suffolk?

Pack for comfort and the outdoors. Bring layers for the unpredictable British weather, walking boots for exploring, and swimwear for hot tubs or coastal dips. Don't forget a camera for capturing Suffolk's stunning landscapes, and maybe some binoculars for birdwatching at RSPB Minsmere.

Can you park outside the lodge?

Most lodges in Suffolk, like those at Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel, offer parking. It's usually right outside your lodge or within a short walk. This convenience is great for unloading luggage or if you're planning to explore Suffolk's countryside and coast by car.

What if it rains during my lodge break?

Rain can't spoil the fun! Lodges are equipped for cosy days in, with many offering board games, books, and TVs. Plus, Suffolk has plenty of indoor attractions like the Sea Life Adventure Park or the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary for a rainy day out.

Can I get food delivered to my lodge?

Absolutely! Many local eateries and supermarkets offer delivery services to lodges. Apps like Just Eat or Deliveroo might cover your area, or you can opt for a local farm shop delivery for fresh Suffolk produce. Some lodge sites may even have their own restaurant that delivers, like The Suffolk Escape.

Is Suffolk a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Suffolk is a year-round destination. Off-season visits mean fewer crowds and often lower prices. You can enjoy brisk walks on quiet beaches or visit cosy pubs with roaring fires. Plus, winter is prime time for witnessing the stunning starry skies at Kessingland Beach.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Hygiene is a top priority. Your hot tub will be thoroughly cleaned and water quality checked before you arrive. Places like Waterside Park pride themselves on maintaining high standards, so you can relax knowing your hot tub is ready and waiting for you.

Are there any kid-friendly activities near the lodges?

Suffolk is fantastic for families. Many lodges are close to attractions like Easton Farm Park and Jimmy's Farm & Wildlife Park, which offer interactive and educational experiences. Plus, the beaches and nature reserves provide plenty of free outdoor fun.

Can I bring my pet to the lodge?

Many lodges in Suffolk are pet-friendly, like those at Heathside Lodges. Your furry friends can join in on the adventure, with plenty of walks and pet-friendly pubs nearby. Always check with the lodge provider first, as some may charge a small fee for pets.

What local events should I check out?

Suffolk's calendar is packed with events. From the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival to the Latitude Festival in Henham Park, there's something for everyone. Local markets, like the one in Beccles, are also a great way to experience Suffolk's vibrant community spirit.

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