Love Is In The Air

Published: Friday 31st Jan 2020

Written by: Aimee Anderson

Yes, you heard right. It's that time of year again! Now that January is out of the way, you can now start thinking about the most romantic time of the year - Valentine's Day.

With 14th February falling on a Friday this year, it's the perfect time to book a lovely long weekend with your significant other. Once you've picked your luxury self-catering cottage in the Suffolk countryside you can start thinking about what to do whilst you're visiting this most picturesque part of the country!

To help you plan your break we've compiled our top 5 most romantic destinations to visit in Suffolk:


Flatford Mill, Flarford
Flatford Mill - Photo credit @SpanielLife

Flatford Mill, Flatford 

Flatford lies in the heart of the beautiful Dedham Vale AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). This charming hamlet was the inspiration for some of John Constable's most famous pictures, including the 'Hay Wain'.

Take a trip to spend quality time with your loved one whilst experiencing the beautiful scenery along the River Stour or and immerse yourself in the history whilst you admire Flatford Mill or Willy Lott's House.

Ideal for a loved up couple who enjoy walking. Find out more.





Framlingham Castle
The Castle On The Hill

Framlingham Castle, Framlingham

Affectionately known as 'The Castle On The Hill' thanks to the well known song from Framlingham resident Ed Sheerhan. The beautiful views of the surrounding countryside from this 1,000 year-old castle are simply one of a kind.

Enjoy a picnic in the grounds of the castle, take a step inside and explore the history of this fantastic historical monument or simply enjoy the view with the one you love.

Ideal for a couple who love history just as much as they love each. Find out more.





Kersey 'Splash'
The 'Splash' at Kersey

The Bell Inn, Kersey

This archetypal chocolate-box English village, with the famous 'Splash' at the bottom of the hill, is the perfect location for a romantic break. Take the walk up to the church and then look back - simply stunning!

Surrounding the quiet village of Kersey are miles of quiet country lanes, ideal for walkers, cyclists and country lovers. Once you've worked up an appetite head to The Bell Inn for a bite to eat or a cheeky pint.

Ideal for a romantic couple who are looking for somewhere to relax and get away from it all. Find out more.





Abbey Gardens Bury St Edmunds
Abbey Gardens - Photo credit @SpanielLife

Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds

These beautiful gardens in the heart of the historic town of Bury St Edmunds are simply to die for.

With quiet ruins to explore at your leisure, ducks to feed and then a bite to eat in one of the fantasic local eateries followed by some retail therapy in the town afterwards. A great place to spend quality time with the one you love this Valentines.

Ideal for foodie couples who love to sample local delicacies. Find out more.





RSPB Minsmere
RSPB Minsmere

RSPB Minsmere

Discover some of the UK's rarest wildlife at Minsmere. Choose an idyllic walk or head to the coastal lagoons to see an impressive variety of birds, including avocets, bearded tits and bitterns.

If you're lucky, you might see an otter around the reedbed pools.

Ideal for couples who share a love of nature and wildlife. Find out more.







To book your romantic break in the Suffolk countryside click here to browse our range of over 250 luxury self-catering holiday cottages in idyllic locations.

Aimee Anderson



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