• Fire and Feast - Fish smoking
  • High Lodge - Shooting
  • Hippersons - kayaking
  • Family with a horse at Easton Farm Park
  • Milsoms Kesgrave hall spa

Experience Stays on The Suffolk Coast

There’s accommodation to suit every taste and budget here on The Suffolk Coast, from luxurious boutique hotels to charming cottage retreats. But for those looking for something more than just a place to lay their head, we’ve curated a collection of stays which promise to be unforgettable experiences in themselves.  

From sleeping on the water in a floating pod, to spending a night under canvas in the great outdoors, here’s our handpicked collection of experience stays which break the mould and offer something a little bit different.  

Family Farm-Stay at Easton Farm Park

Easton Farm Park - Cow shed

Easton Farm Park, situated in the beautiful Suffolk countryside between Framlingham and Wickham Market, provides an unforgettable opportunity for guests to stay on a working farm and experience firsthand the day-to-day rhythm of farm life. 

Children will love exploring the Farm Park where they can meet the animals, as well as enjoy the indoor soft play, outdoor adventure playground and the giant bouncy pillows. Farm stay guests are granted exclusive out-of-hours access to the animals, being invited to participate in activities like assisting with the morning feeds, even before the Park opens to the public.

For a truly memorable experience, choose to stay in one of the ‘Cow Sheds’ – a charming blend of camping, glamping, and caravanning in a cabin shed shaped like a cow! This whimsical accommodation features a ground floor double bed, a three-quarter bed above, and a hammock for outdoor relaxation. 

Alternatively, the 4-star Victorian listed cottages located in the heart of the farm are a peaceful cosy retreat. Thoughtfully equipped with bedding, heating, towels, and family-friendly amenities such as high chairs, stair gates, travel cots, and toys, these cottages offer the perfect setting for a family countryside getaway. With Duke Cottage accommodating up to 10 guests and Duchess Cottage hosting up to 6, there's room for the whole family to create lasting memories.

Easton Farm also has a campsite, The ‘Home Field’, which provide campers a spacious peaceful haven – with 70 pitches and the choice between those with and without electric hook ups, and wild camping options to suit every camper, caravaner, campervanner or motorhomer! Campers can finish up a day on the Farm with a barbecue or campfire (both are allowed on site), or head to a family-friendly country pub, a 10-minute stroll away in the village of Easton. 

Park admission for the entirety of the stay is included in the accommodation packages at the cottages or Cow Shed, but campsite guests are asked to pay a one-off entry fee into the Park. 

Find out more and book your experience stay at https://www.eastonfarmpark.co.uk/

Hippersons Boatyard River Stays

Hippersons Boatyard - Floating pod

Fancy drifting off to sleep to the gentle lull of the River Waveney? 

At Hippersons Boatyard you can do just that, with the choice between charming houseboats with stunning views of the river, or the quirky luxury of the floating glamping pods that overlook the old Beccles bridge and the quay. And for those who prefer dry land, the ‘Secret Garden’ is a luxurious two-bedroomed garden pod, complete with a fire pit and a newly installed eco-wood fired hot tub. 

Each accommodation option includes a private rowing boat for exclusive guest use, along with private parking and luggage trollies for added convenience. Guests can enhance their stay with a range of add-on experiences, including SUP lessons, guided canoe tours, or welcome hampers filled with local goodies. 

Alternatively, opt for the ‘Sparrows and Amazons’ experience; a hassle-free package designed to ensure a holiday at Hippersons is brimming with fun, good food and adventure. The package includes a reservation at the Royal Oak Fired pizza on the night of your arrival, a mini hamper provided from Beccles Station Café, a two and a half hour guided canoe tour, the exclusive use of a self-drive day boat (with a lesson in how to use the row boat, including adding the sail). This comprehensive package guarantees you’ll make the most of everything Hippersons Boatyard and its stunning surroundings have to offer. 

Find out more and book an experience stay at https://www.hippersons.co.uk/

A Wildlife Retreat at Bawdsey Hall

Bawdsey hall - Deer

Escape from the world to the serene haven of Bawdsey Hall, a building with roots dating back to the 16th century. Bridging the gap between a welcoming countryside B&B and a luxurious boutique hotel, Bawdsey Hall provides a rejuvenating retreat with all the comfort and charm of a home away from home. 

The Hall, situated on a small private nature reserve, caters for photographers, birders, entomologists, lepidopterists, wildlife enthusiasts and anyone wanting to relax amongst peaceful surroundings.

The spacious and tranquil rooms offer modern comforts, including plush bathrobes and flat-screen TV, but with a unique twist of a live link to nest cameras, allowing guests to observe the surrounding wildlife from the comfort of their own bedroom sanctuary.

To make the experience even more memorable, there’s the option to enrol in a wildlife photography workshop or a bird identification course during the stay.

Find out more and book an experience stay at https://www.bawdseyhall.com 

Fire & Feast Camping & Cooking Adventures

Fire and Feast - Tipi at night

If you love both camping and outdoor cooking adventures, then a stay at Fire and Feast might be the experience for you! A beautiful wildflower meadow campsite, situated on a family run farm, you’ll camp under the big Suffolk skies, surrounded by little else than birds, bees and butterflies, whilst making memories around the campfire.  

The Meadow Tent pitches are generously sized and well-spaced, each equipped with a fire bowl, grill, and tripod (cooking pots are available) and a picnic table, whilst the Safari Tent pitches are all set up ready with furniture, cooking utensils, chairs and comfortable camping air mattresses making it an easy option for a night under the stars. 

Hosted by Chris and Judith, a couple with passion for woodfire cooking and outdoor baking, you’ll be invited to use the herb garden and enjoy on site dining in the Fire & Feast tipi! 

Or if you’re somebody who wants to take your outdoor cooking game to the next level, check out the wide range of workshops available to learn more about outdoor woodfire cooking guided by the experienced resident experts. 

Find out more and book an experience stay at https://www.fireandfeastsuffolk.co.uk/

Outdoor Pursuits Stay at High Lodge Leisure

High Lodge Archery

Set amidst 120 acres of tranquil woodland, the lodges at High Lodge make for a peaceful escape from everyday life. Surrounded by lush grassland and overlooking a serene fishing lake, each lodge features a private balcony with garden furniture, providing stunning views of the lake or golf course.  

There’s an impressive range of outdoor activities available at High Lodge – including world class clay shooting experiences with a team of highly skilled and professional instructors, as well as archery, air rifle and fishing opportunities, making High Lodge the perfect base from which to explore and try something new. 

With the choice between the Traditional Lakeview Lodges, the luxury of Waters Edge Lodges with private outdoor hot tubs, or the indulgence of the newest Claywood Retreat Lodges with private outdoor Jacuzzi hot tubs, staying at High Lodge promises a stay which will deliver on both relaxation and rejuvenation!

Find out more and book an experience stay at https://www.highlodge.co.uk/

Wellbeing Stay at Retreat East

Couple in bed at Retreat East

Retreat East's collection of eco-luxurious barns, sumptuous spa, gym and restaurant, enable you to do as much or as little as you wish during an experience stay. 

Offering spa days and spa treatments which focus on the Five Elements found in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Water, Earth, Metal, Fire, and Wood. The spa uses Elemental Herbology for face and body treatments, an all-natural product & The Gel Bottle for manicures & pedicures. If you're looking for something a little more high energy, invigorate yourself with a range of engaging activities including cycling, axe throwing, archery, gym sessions, Nordic walking, yoga, and much more. 

Find out and book an experience break at https://retreateast.co.uk/

Suffolk Coast Spa Days

Seckford Hall spa

Escape to the luxurious sanctuary of Seckford Hall - an elegant hotel and spa just outside the riverside town of Woodbridge. A trophy of the Tudor-era, with its majestic wood-panelled Great Hall, and elegant bedrooms complete with four poster beds, the hotel combines classic comforts with modern luxury. 

The Spa blends country chic and opulence with its exposed brickwork, historic beams, jewel-rich colours and decadent products. With a swimming pool, treatment rooms, steam room and sauna, guests can pamper themselves with a range of indulgent spa experiences. Then for a touch of tranquillity, they can head to Seckford Hall’s Spa Garden to relax amidst the soothing sounds of nature, surrounded by blossoming flowers and lush greenery. 

Find out more and book a spa break at https://www.seckford.co.uk/spa/spa-breaks/

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall is a luxurious retreat on the ouskirts of Ipswich, offering a haven of tranquility and relaxation amidst the picturesque countryside. The Georgian building sets the tone for a rejuvenating escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Upon entering the hotel's spa, guests are enveloped in an atmosphere of serenity and indulgence and can enjoy a range of treatments; from revitalising massages and soothing facials to luxurious body wraps and invigorating scrubs, each treatment is meticulously crafted to promote relaxation, rejuvenation, and holistic well-being.

In addition to treatments, the spa boasts an array of luxurious facilities to enhance your experience including the tranquil relaxation lounge, a heated indoor pool and steam room and sauna. For those looking to maintain their fitness regime, the spa also features a well-equipped gymnasium.

Find out more and book a spa break at https://www.milsomhotels.com/spa-kesgrave-hall/



Things to see and do

Easton Farm Park 

Easton Farm Park

Woodbridge

A family day out to remember. Home to many friendly resident animals, including curious calves, cheeky goat kids and adorable lambs, Easton Farm Park never ceases to be a popular day out for all ages!

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Hippersons Boatyard 

Hippersons Boatyard

Some of the best ways to see and experience the river! Hippersons Boatyard offers day boats, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards (SUPs) and pedal boat hire on the southern reach of the Norfolk Broads in Beccles. 

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly Visit England Gold Award

High Lodge Leisure

High Lodge Leisure

If you are looking for a place to try out a diverse range of activities then look no further than High Lodge which is home to an array of first-class sporting activities. Suitable for individuals, groups or businesses for corporate activities.

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

WHERE TO EAT

Fire and Feast Suffolk Rustic Dining

Fire and Feast Suffolk Rustic Dining

If you love good food, woodfires and getting away from it all then Fire and Feast Suffolk is the place for you. Offering pop up suppers that celebrate the best of Suffolk produce, Sunday brunches, woodfire cooking experiences and a peaceful wildflower camping meadow beneath dark skies. 

Read more >
Dog friendly EV charging

where to stay

Hippersons Boatyard 

Hippersons Boatyard

Hippersons Boatyard is a family run boatyard on the southern reach of the Norfolk Broads located in the market town of Beccles, providing self-catering accommodation that floats in the basin and on the river front. 

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly Visit England Gold Award Green Tourism - Silver

Fire and Feast Suffolk Campsite

Fire and Feast Suffolk Campsite

If you love good food, woodfires and getting away from it all, the Fire and Feast Suffolk campsite is the place for you. With big Suffolk skies above and a backdrop of birdsong and meadow flowers rustling in the breeze, the family farm is just the place for a long lazy weekend or a family holiday making memories around the campfire. 

Read more >
EV charging

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

Ipswich

Kesgrave Hall has 27 bedrooms, all individual in size, décor and style ranging from standard through to super de-luxe (think bathtubs in the rooms and fabulous walk in showers).

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

High Lodge Leisure

High Lodge Leisure

Saxmundham

High Lodge's self-catering lodges boast an excellent location close to the renowned coastal hotspots of Southwold, Aldeburgh and RSPB Minsmere.

Read more >
Free wifi

Easton Farm Park Campsite

Easton Farm Park Campsite

Wake up to the peace and tranquillity of the Suffolk countryside, and say hello to the farm animals in the next door field!

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly

Seckford Hall Hotel and Spa

Seckford Hall Hotel and Spa

Seckford Hall is an elegant country house steeped in history, set in 34 acres of stunning grounds and rolling countryside in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Retreat East

Retreat East

Discover the essence of the Suffolk countryside at Retreat East; a former dairy farm which has been transformed  into a sustainable retreat, embodying the spirit of the Good Life. 

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Easton Farm Park Cottages

Easton Farm Park Cottages

Wake up in the tranquillity of rural Suffolk, pull on some clothes and head out to help feed the bunnies and the chickens on the farm. 

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly