The Suffolk Countryside Specialists

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Nature & Wildlife Holidays

Historic towns and chocolate-box villages nestling amid fertile farmland and beneath big, starry skies remind you just how unspolit Suffolk is, while a wealth of wildlife reserves, ancient habitats and peaceful heathlands offer safe haven to all manner of animal, bird and insect life.

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty that abounds and you’ll get a real sense of being ‘at one’ with the landscape and all those it gives life to; look closely and you’ll be surprised by how much is going on – lots of it virtually on the doorstep of your self-catering cottage. 

There’s never a dull moment when you’re in the countryside – you might spot a muntjac deer wandering along winding lanes, an owl searching for prey or a starling murmuration – the RSPB reserve at Minsmere is a great spot for watching the latter, along with an impressive variety of birds including avocets, bearded tits and bitterns. Head here between the end of September and mid-November and you’ll witness one of nature’s greatest spectacles: the red deer rut.  

The Suffolk Wildlife Trust has a number of nature reserves across the county, all free to visit. Near to Woodbridge, Foxburrow Farm is filled in spring or early summer with birdsong, wildflowers and gambolling lambs, while skylarks nest in the meadows and spotted flycatchers and pied wagtails flit around the farm buildings. Just outside Stowmarket, Combs Wood is a small but botanically-rich reserve where carpets of spectacular spring flowers include early-purple orchid, ransom and ragged robin, along with rare oxlips, which are limited to sites in East Anglia. And at Lackford Lakes near Bury St Edmunds there’s a whole programme of events each year, along with a landscape rich in bird and insect life. 

The Forestry Commission’s site at Thetford is the UK’s largest man-made lowland forest, with more than 18,000 hectares to explore and a rich variety of animal and plant life. Noted for its spring flowers and autumn fungi, the Lynford Arboretum here is the perfect place to enjoy some peace and quiet. 

Closer to the coastal edge of the county, river trips are available from the picturesque village of Orford to the National Trust site at Orford Ness which is a protected area and home to a number of species including Chinese water deer and birds of prey including falcons and marsh harriers.

And further north, Coastal Voyager offers tranquil trips on the River Blyth where you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy – often at close quarters – the varied wildlife that enjoys the tranquility of the tidal waters and marshlands beyond Southwold Harbour’s famous Bailey Bridge. An area protected by Natural England, the river is home to many important birds and insects, while Blythburgh’s resident seals may be seen sunbathing on islands of mud. 

If you’d like to get up close to animals a little less shy, then do make time to visit the Suffolk Punch Trust. The Suffolk Punch is the oldest English breed of working horse and at its Hollesley HQ the Trust is training a new generation of professionals to work with these iconic gentle giants. And, finally, you’ll find more animal fun just outside Ipswich, where Jimmy’s Farm offers encounters with reptiles, butterflies and meerkats as well as traditional farmyard favourites.

Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Chestnut Tree Barns Tree Tops

Ilketshall St Margaret - Waveney Valley

Tree Tops is an apartment for two offering modern furnishings and a quiet base for a romantic retreat.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Well-behaved pets allowed
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
£280 - £530 per week *

THP2 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Well-behaved pets allowed
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 4 miles
  • Nearest pub 4 miles
  • 12 miles from the coast
  • Barbecue
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

This first floor lodge resides in the village Badingham not far from Woodbridge and sleeps 2. The Carter's Loft

Badingham - Heart of Suffolk

This charming loft conversion is the perfect couples retreat and is available for short break stays all year round!

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Well-behaved pet allowed
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
£280 - £445 per week *

TCL View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Well-behaved pet allowed
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 0.05 mile
  • Nearest pub 0.2 mile
  • 17 miles from the coast
  • Detached
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Angel Apartment

Glemsford - Bury and the Wool Towns

Angel Apartment is a delightful first floor apartment situated in the village of Glemsford and offers quiet and cosy accommodation for a couples looking to enjoy all the Suffolk countryside has to offer.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Well-behaved pet allowed
  • No private parking
  • WiFi available
£280 - £440 per week *

74AA View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Well-behaved pet allowed
  • No private parking
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 0.6 mile
  • Nearest pub 0.2 mile
  • 39 miles from the coast
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

This quaint cabin for 2 people is situated in a generous plot of land down a quiet track. Willow Cabin

Wickham Market - Heart of Suffolk

Willow Cabin is a charming self catering wooden cabin located just a short walk from the centre of Wickham Market.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Well-behaved pet allowed
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
£280 - £445 per week *

WLC View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Well-behaved pet allowed
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 1 mile
  • Nearest pub 1.5 miles
  • 15 miles from the coast
  • Detached
  • Ground floor bathroom
  • Ground floor bedroom
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

This is an image of Parham Hall in full with Garden View being a first floor apartment within the grounds. Garden View

Parham - Heart of Suffolk

Garden View is a lovely first floor apartment in the village of Parham. Situated within Parham Hall the accommodation would make a lovely couples retreat to Suffolk.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
£300 - £565 per week *

GDNV View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 5 miles
  • Nearest pub 5 miles
  • 10 miles from the coast
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Cart Lodge

Framlingham - Heart of Suffolk

A lovely ground floor countryside retreat which is part of Boundary Farm, Cart Lodge provides easy open plan living for couples of all ages...SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
£310 - £480 per week *

BFCL View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 1 mile
  • Nearest pub 0.5 mile
  • 17 miles from the coast
  • Barbecue
  • Ground floor bathroom
  • Ground floor bedroom
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Sitting Room - View 1 Roof Top View

Woodbridge - Woodbridge and Orford

Roof Top View is a cosy second floor apartment offering fantastic views across the market town of Woodbridge.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • No private parking
  • WiFi available
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RTV View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • No private parking
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 0.1 mile
  • Nearest pub 0.1 mile
  • 13 miles from the coast
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

These pale pink arm chairs and sofa will allow you to relax after a long journey or a walk along the country roads. The Annexe

Ringshall - Heart of Suffolk

The Annexe is situated in a delightful location within Ringshall and offers quiet and cosy accommodation for a couples break to the countryside.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
£310 - £550 per week *

ANX View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 0.1 mile
  • Nearest pub 2 miles
  • 30 miles from the coast
  • Detached
  • Ground floor bathroom
  • Ground floor bedroom
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

A cute, single storey detached property. Little Oakland

Waldringfield - Woodbridge and Orford

A charming hideaway for 2-4 people, this cosy retreat is situated just a short walk from the banks of the river Deben at Waldringfield.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
£310 - £520 per week *

H08 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 3 miles
  • Nearest pub 1 mile
  • 11 miles from the coast
  • Barbecue
  • Detached
  • Ground floor bathroom
  • Ground floor bedroom
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Sitting Room - View 2 Stable Cottage

Tostock - Bury and the Wool Towns

A lovely appointed barn conversion in a quiet location ideal for a romantic getaway to the countryside.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
£320 - £565 per week *

SBC View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Enclosed garden
  • Nearest shop 2 miles
  • Nearest pub 0.3 mile
  • 35 miles from the coast
  • Detached
  • Ground floor bathroom
  • Ground floor bedroom
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

This pretty property dappled with sunlight through the blossom trees and foliage is a postcard property within the village of Denston. Apple Tree Cottage

Denston - Bury and the Wool Towns

A truly Suffolk hideaway, complete with all the traditional features you would expect, including gorgeous exposed beams; heaven! Close to Bury St Edmunds.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
£320 - £650 per week *

ATR View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 2 miles
  • Nearest pub 3 miles
  • 24 miles from the coast
  • Detached
  • Ground floor bedroom
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

The Kiln

Mendham - Waveney Valley

A cottage made for two! For cosy, welcoming and single floor accommodation consider The Kiln. One dog also permitted.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Well-behaved pet allowed
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
£330 - £560 per week *

KLN View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Well-behaved pet allowed
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Dishwasher
  • No smoking
  • Enclosed garden
  • Nearest shop 2 miles
  • Nearest pub 1.2 miles
  • 18 miles from the coast
  • Ground floor bathroom
  • Ground floor bedroom

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