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New to Host Unusual: Seven unique holiday properties from Best of Suffolk

29 March 2017

Situated on England’s east coast, Suffolkis a glorious county of idyllic villages, historic medieval towns, beautifulcountryside (as immortalised by the Suffolk-born painter John Constable) and noless than 50 miles of coastline. It’s easy to see why it’s so popular withholidaymakers looking for the perfect place to unwind.
With this in mind, we are delighted to haveteamed up with Best of Suffolk to showcase seven of their most unique andunusual holiday properties in and around the county, including contemporaryarchitect-designed homes, impressive converted farm buildings, an elegantcountry estate for private hire and a vintage house steeped in history.
The Seed Store 
This former farm building overlooking acresof countryside has all the ingredients for a perfectly romantic rural break.The Seed Store is a remarkable award-winning renovation, transforming the originalstructure into a stylish and contemporary holiday home for two. Just four milesfrom the market town of Framlingham, this luxurious retreat boasts panoramic countrysideviews from the impressive curved sitting room, plus plenty of designer touches tomake your stay truly memorable.
The Ellis-Miller House 
Just across the border in Cambridgeshire, theEllis-Miller House is an exceptional and striking architect-designed propertyclose to historic Ely. Designed by multiple RIBA award-winning architect JonathanEllis-Miller in the 1980s as his own home, lucky guests can appreciate designerliving at its most outstanding here. Fans of modernist architecture willdelight in the design details, and the soothing rural views from the largewindows are sure to impress.
The Workshop 
This spacious and luxurious holidayproperty for couples combines ultra-modern 21st century design with theformer stable block’s original architecture to great effect. The traditional red-brickof The Workshop blends with sleek contemporary minimalism for a truly stylishbreak, set in an acre of wildflower-strewn countryside in the grounds of a farmhouse.The market town of Framlingham and the scenic Suffolk coastline are within easyreach.
The Reydon Grove Estate
For group holidays or celebrations, theReydon Grove Estate is the perfect venue. Sleeping up to 20 guests across threeluxurious buildings in a tranquil rural location, this exceptional countryhouse estate is just 10 minutes from the charming seaside town of Southwold.With features such as an outdoor kitchen, sun terrace, sports area and detachedgames room, guests can never complain that there’s nothing to do! The estateeven boasts exclusive use of a charming Southwold beach hut.
10 Well Street 
At 10 Well Street guests will discover asurprising and utterly modern architectural take on a grade-II listed Georgiantownhouse. This inspired renovation by architects IF_DO has preserved many ofthe classic historic features of the property whilst blending contemporaryfeatures for a townhouse stay like no other! Sleeping up to four people in BurySt. Edmunds, a medieval market town, shopaholics, historians and design fanswill be equally impressed.
The Vintage House 
The picturesque coastal town of Aldeburghis the location for this next intriguing holiday home. The Vintage House is a timecapsule of 1920s style, filled with authentic restored period furniture – muchof which is original to the house, having been purchased by the owners back whenit was built in 1928. Let time stand still, and enjoy the uniqueatmosphere of a relaxing break in times gone by. There is even a room dedicatedto the original owners, with photographs and memorabilia to bring the house’sstory to life and satisfy guests’ curiosity.
Upper Lodge 
Upper Lodge is a spacious, open-plancontemporary holiday home situated on the Shotley Peninsula, close to theRivers Orwell and Stour. This architect-designed retreat is mostly all on onelevel, making the most of the panoramic river and countryside views whilst alsobearing sustainability in mind. The first-floor lookout affords superb viewsacross the River Orwell, and over to Felixstowe port in the distance.  Sleeping up to six guests, this is the ideallocation for a sea-faring style break on dry land, and is perfect for boat andbird watching!


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