On the Map: Our Top 20 Places to Stay in Sensational Suffolk

11 September 2020

Seriously, what’s not to love about Suffolk?

For starters, the historic county’s famously relaxed atmosphere is borderline addictive – and with Constable Country in abundance, you’ll feel that long-lost creative spirit re-emerging as if by magic! 

Peppered with medieval towns and sleepy villages, there’s also 50 miles of coastline to explore… a mesmerising Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that’ll have you whipping out that camera phone in no time at all.

You could even learn to sail at the shimmering Shotley Peninsula, or just sit back and enjoy a drink along the bustling Ipswich waterfront. 

Whichever activity you choose, an unusual location like Suffolk demands an unusual place to stay. And we’ve got some of the very best for you to browse, right here.
Author: Nina Jervis
Image: Balancing Barn | Thorington, Suffolk

Lantern & Larks Sweffling Hall

Saxmundham, Suffolk, England
Experience a world of luxury glamping accommodation at Lantern & Larks Sweffling Hall in the heart of rural Suffolk.
Bedrooms: 3 per tent
Sleeps: 6 per tent
£352 (4nt)

The Vintage House

Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England
Wind your clock back to the style and beauty of the late 1920s, with an authentic Suffolk period cottage that's also packed with contemporary creature comforts.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£423 / week

The Windmill Suffolk

Nr Lavenham, Suffolk, England
You'll be swept away to the height of luxury at The Windmill Suffolk - a glorious towering bolthole as seen on George Clarke's 'Amazing Spaces' and overlooking idyllic countryside, just two miles north of historic Lavenham.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£425 / night

Five Acre Barn

Aldringham, Suffolk, England
Shake off any preconceptions of old-fashioned holiday rentals - at Five Acre Barn, you'll enjoy modern accommodation, peaceful surroundings and exceptional hosting just a mile from Suffolk's sensational coast.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: 2 per room/11 total
£1300 (3 nights offpeak)

West Stow Pods

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
How about an unforgettable escape to the beautiful Suffolk countryside with West Stow Pods, where there's something for everyone at this glamping idyll.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Up to 4 per unit
£65 /night

Balancing Barn

Thorington, Suffolk, England
A Dutch architect-created rural haven, rich in design-led originality and poised dramatically over calming Suffolk countryside.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
£1,100 (4 nights)

The Old Chapel Annexe

Nayland, Suffolk, England
A quintessentially English break awaits, in a heavenly holiday home exquisitely set in Suffolk's Constable country.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£500 (7 nts)

Secret Water

Beccles, Suffolk, England
Escape to Suffolk's beautiful Waveney Valley, in a unique floating glamping pod positioned on the shimmering Southern Broads.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£914 (7 nights)

The Perch

Southwold, Suffolk, England
An award-winning, architect-designed hideaway for relaxing holidays by the sea, with glorious Southwold views from all directions.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£1,100 (7nts)

Still Southwold

Southwold, Suffolk, England
Lovingly custom-created havens, rich in holiday luxuries and peacefully secluded on a private estate just minutes away from the beach.
Bedrooms: 1, 2 or 4


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