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Last-Minute Summer Getaways on The Suffolk Coast

The summer holidays are here! If you've left if late to book a holiday or perhaps you find yourself with some unexpected time off and want to get away, then quickly snap up one of these last-minute breaks. 

From glamping and camping, cottages and barn to boutique hotels by the sea - your staycation on The Suffolk Coast is just a click away!

Alde Garden - Dragonfly Yurt

WTS - Alde Garden - Dragonfly yurt

Dragonfly yurt is a handmade 16' yurt with wood burning stove and enough beds to sleep a family of 5. It is situated at Alde Garden - a tiny wildlife garden with a handful of other accommodation options and some quirky facilities. Very quiet and eco-friendly, and just 20 mins drive from Suffolk's beautiful coastline. Oh, and an award-winning onsite pub - Suffolk's pub of the year!

Availability: 29 July - 1 August, 15 - 18 August, 23 - 26 August.

For more information and to book visit https://aldegarden.co.uk/availability-booking-book-direct/

Alde Garden - Gypsy Caravan

WTS - Alde Garden - Gypsy caravan

Alde Garden's antique gypsy caravan is at least 100 years old and has been lovingly restored. It can sleep 2 adults and 2 small children, with a cosy and very comfortable double bed (slightly shorter and narrower than a normal double - 6' x just over 4') tucked away behind a curtain, and at night it is lit by solar fairy lights and tea light lanterns. Underneath the double bed is a small bed space (5' x 3') suitable for one or two small children. 

The caravan is parked next to an old wooden donkey shed, which has been converted and fitted out to provide extra living and cooking space. Inside you'll find a traditional washstand, seating, cupboard space, a table and a 2-ring gas hob. 

Availability: 1-4 August, 23-26 August.

For more information and to book visit https://aldegarden.co.uk/availability-booking-book-direct/

All Seasons Cottage Breaks - Flint Cottage

WTS - Flint Cottage - Kitchen

Flint Cottage is a newly refurbished single-storey Georgian Cottage with high ceilings and pretty Courtyard garden at the back. Just 5 mins walk from the centre of Saxmundham, a historic Market Town and close to coast at Aldeburgh. Sleeping 2 in one bedroom it's ideal for a couples, or two friends holidaying together. The bedroom can also be arranged as a Twin room, with two single beds.

Availability: 22 July to 5 August, 5-8 August, 15-19 August, 19 August - 2 September, 2-30 September.

Price: July/August - 7-nights £749 (Fri to Fri), 3-nights (Fri, Sat & Sun) £449, 4-nights (Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs) £495. September - 7 nights £695, 3-nights (Fri, Sat & Sun) £449, 4-nights (Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs) £495.

£50 OFF remaining August dates.

£100 OFF remaining weeks in September 

For more information and to book visit https://www.allseasonscottagebreaks.com/availability.

All Seasons Cottage Breaks - Corner Cottage

WTS - All Seasons Cottage Breaks - Corner cottage

Corner Cottage is a characterful single-storey Town Cottage in the centre of Saxmundham, close to Aldeburgh and the coast. It has a very sociable open-plan living space and two bedrooms making it ideal for family groups. One bedroom can be arranged as either a kingsize double or Twin room.

Saxmundham is only 15 mins drive to the nearest coast at Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, and just 30 mins to the sandy beach at Southwold.

Availability: Various dates from 5 August - 30 September. 

Price: £100 OFF remaining August and September dates. Was £895, now £795 for a family of 4. For more information and to book visit https://www.allseasonscottagebreaks.com/availability

Crown House, Glemham

WTS - Crown House - view of cottage and bushes

Crown House is a large cottage (originally 3 labourers cottages) with attractive gardens in a very quiet location, next to a lovely pub in the picturesque village of Great Glemham; just 15 minutes from the sea.

You can stay here as a B&B guest enjoying owner Sasha's delicious breakfast of local produce or rent the entire cottage on a self-catering basis. The property is full of character, books and art, exposed beams and an open fire with rooms boasting kingsize beds; fine down duvets and pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets and sympathetically designed, modern bathrooms. 

Availability: 5-11 August, 14 August - 2 September.

Price: £2000 for 7 nights, for more information and to book visit https://www.crownhousegreatglemham.com

The Brudenell

WTS - The Brudenell - View of hotel from a sand and shingle beach

The Brudenell has teamed up with Fishers Gin Distillery in a summertime collaboration to help guests enjoy the very best of the Aldeburgh coast at the most glorious time of the year.

Right next door to The Brudenell, Fishers Distillery opened in the spring of 2020 and has become a very popular attraction ever since. Seasonal Tours at the distillery include a guided tour, botanical tea-making, as well as seasonal cocktail and gin tastings, perfect for the gin lovers out there!

Guests can stay on the Fishers Experience package up until the end of September 2022. Look forward to a Seasonal Tour for two, dinner by Head Chef Darran Hazelton in the Seafood & Grill restaurant, an overnight stay in a sea-view or Aldeburgh facing room, many of which have been recently refurbished, and finishing with breakfast in the morning.

For available dates, please see The Brudenell's website.

Price: From £350 for two persons, for more information and to book visit https://www.brudenellhotel.co.uk/offers/fishers-experience/?utm_source=suffolk_coast&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=bru_sc_newsletter

The Crown & Castle

FD - The Crown & Castle - Bikes in front of fence

The Crown and Castle in Orford is all about exploring and getting out in the glorious countryside, and with a recentaddition of 4 electric bikes, guests can discover the Suffolk village on two wheels this summer. Orford is a maze of country lanes, sandy tracks and fantastic views, the 2-night Tour de Orford package provides guests with a great opportunity to get out and about with complimentary electric bike hire for a full day, and a light cycle-size lunch to take along.

Look forward to dinner courtesy of Head Chef Jake Lawrence in the restaurant each evening, Jake incorporates local produce across much of his menu, and the food always receives high levels of praise from visitors far and wide. Two nights of accommodation in your chosen bedroom from a delightful selection of rooms on offer, and breakfast each morning are both included.

For available dates, please see The Crown & Castle's website.

Price: From £560 for two sharing (£280pp), for more information visit https://crownandcastle.co.uk/offers/tour-de-orford/?utm_source=suffolk_coast&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=cc_sc_newsletter

Durrants Holiday Cottages

WTS - Durrants Holiday Cottages - view of Southwold lighthouse

Durrants are the original Southwold holiday cottage agency with over 75 holiday cottages and 20 beach huts located along Southwold’s vibrant promenade. There is a selection of last minute holiday cottages available with up to 15% discount, plus many of their cottages have summer short breaks available to book. You can view last minute summer holiday cottages on their website or give them a call to check availability.

For more information and to book visit https://durrantsholidaycottages.co.uk or call 01502 723292.

Easton Farm Park

WTS - Easton Farm Park - Cowshed

Make lifetime memories with a holiday at Easton Farm Park this summer. With accommodation to suit all budgets from 4 star holiday cottages, luxury bell tents, unique farm glamping pods and camping under the wide open Suffolk skies.  A perfect family holiday in idyllic rural Suffolk nestled between two pretty market towns in the countryside.

Daily activities on the farm for the children, on-site cafe and an excellent village pub within walking distance means the whole family can relax and take a break. Explore the Suffolk coast from this holiday gem!

Availability: Various dates from 22 July - 31 August.

Price: Prices start from £30 per night, for more information and to book visit https://www.eastonfarmpark.co.uk

Kingfishers at Cretingham Country Park - Maple Log Cabin

WTS - Kingfishers - Lodge

Maple log cabin is a spacious two bedroom lodge perfectly situated within the stunning 122 acres of Kingfishers at Cretingham Country Park. Ideal for up to four guests and benefits from having a secluded garden with private hot tub.

Guests can enjoy the peace and tranquillity yet have plenty to do both on their doorstep and within a short drive or cycle. Featuring an open plan living area for all guests to socialise together, a master bedroom with en-suite shower room, a twin bedroom and a family bathroom.

From your doorstep you can enjoy a 9 hole parkland golf course, café bar, kayak and boat hire.   

Guests can enjoy the peace and tranquillity yet have plenty to do both on their doorstep or within a short drive or cycle. With not a vehicle noise or street lamp in sight, yet only 30 minutes from the amazing coastal towns of Aldeburgh, Southwold, 20 minutes from Ipswich, Stowmarket and Woodbridge, and 8 minutes to the popular town of Framlingham.

Availability: 29 July - 3 August, 8-18 August, 22-25 August.

Price: £245 per night (three night min stay). For more information and to book visit https://www.kingfisherscretingham.co.uk/property/maple-log-cabin/

Kingfishers at Cretingham Country Park - The Nest Hobbit House

WTS - Kingfishers - Hobbit house

This magical under-ground (or under-mound) one bedroom escape has been cleverly crafted and nestled in the heart of rural Suffolk, complete with a private hot tub!

This amazing place offers a stay like no other, blissfully transporting you in to an exciting, relaxing bolt hole for a holiday. Make the most of the facilities at Kingfishers which include boating lake, lakeside cafe, yoga, beauty treatments, plus a sumptuous deli and stunning homewares shop.

Availability: 24 July - 3 August, 7-12 August, 21-31 August.

Price: £181 per night (three night min stay, dogs not permitted). For more information and to book visit https://www.kingfisherscretingham.co.uk/property/hobbit-house/

Kingfishers at Cretingham Country Park - Ash & Oak Log Cabin

WTS - Kingfishers - Oak log cabin

Oak is a spacious three bed log cabin perfectly situated within the stunning 122 acres of  Kingfishers at Cretingham Country Park. Ideal for up to six guests and benefits from having a secluded garden and private hot tub, perfect for relaxing in after a day out exploring. Featuring an open plan living area for all guests to socialise together, a master bedroom with en-suite shower room, a twin bedroom and a family bathroom.

Alternatively, Ash log cabin is a spacious two bedroom lodge, also with a secluded garden with private hot tub. Featuring an open plan living area for all guests to socialise together, a master bedroom with en-suite shower room, a twin bedroom and a family bathroom.

Guests can enjoy the peace and tranquillity yet have plenty to do both on their doorstep and within a short drive or cycle. 

Availability: Ash Log Cabin - 25-27 July, 31 July-2 August. Oak Log Cabin - 29 July - 3 August, 22-25 August, 4-8 September. 

Price: Ash Log Cabin - £245 per night (three night min stay) Dog friendly but an additional charge of £45 for one dog. For more information and to book visit https://www.kingfisherscretingham.co.uk/property/ash-log-cabin/.

Price: Oak Log Cabin - 29 July to 31 August, £300 a night (three night min stay), 4-8 September £228 (three night min stay). For more information and to book visit https://www.kingfisherscretingham.co.uk/property/oak-log-cabin/

Letheringham Water Mill

WTS - Letheringham Water Mill - Swans on water in front of mill

Letheringham Water Mill near the Suffolk Heritage Coast is so much more than just a place to stay and escape a while. Right by the lazy River Deben, the luxurious and lovingly curated countryside holiday cottages are in a world – and a class – of their own.

Differently dog friendly, the owners have thought of everything for every person and paw in your party. From the stunning enclosed gardens and wildlife-rich grounds to the creature comforts of the super-homely luxury Suffolk cottages, they've gone the extra mile, so that all of you can enjoy a real treat and each other’s company, feel free to go walkies and truly unwind at every moment of your stay.

Availability & Price (including 10% discount):

The Hayloft sleeps 2-4 in 2 bedrooms, Monday 1 August - 4 night £750.

The Riverside sleeps 2-4 in 1 bedroom, with 2 bathroom & sofa bed, 8 August - 7 nights £1250, 8 August - 4 nights £750, 12 August - 3 nights £750.

The Mill house with amazing disability ground floor suite - sleeps 8, 8 August - £3500 (email to discuss other options). 

For more information and to book visit https://letheringhammill.co.uk/, email enquiries@letheringhammill.co.uk or call 01728 747186.

Mill Hill Farm Camping & Caravan Park

WTS - Mill Hill Farm Campsite - pods across the lake

Relax and enjoy the birds and Suffolk countryside at Mill Hill Farm Caravan and Camping Park. Located near Dunwich and convenient for Southwold and Aldeburgh, the dog friendly caravan and camping park is a must for those wanting the sounds of bird song rather than music from a clubhouse.

Bring your tent, motorhome, campervan or caravan and stay on one of the spacious pitches. The site has modern facilities, which include washing up rooms, accessible wet rooms and a laundry. Or If you don’t fancy camping, then book one of the self-contained ensuite pods which are set around the Kingfisher lake. These contain most things, including the kitchen sink, its just your linen, pillows and duvets to bring!

The site is also home to two well stocked fishing lakes, with a purpose built accessible fishing platform on the larger lake - the perfect place to relax and unwind this summer!

Availability: All dates and pitch types are available up to 29 October, except the August bank holiday, for camping and caravanning. Pods are available from 7 to 26 August and then from 29 August onwards.

Price: Prices depend on season, pitch type and extras: Pitch with electric hook up in August, £28-50, for 2 people per night. (Additional occupants £4 each per night, dogs £1 each per night). 
Pitches with no electric hook up are also available.
Camping pod from £190 (for a short weekend, Friday to Sunday). Longer stays are also available.
For more information and to book visit https://suffolkcamping.webs.com

Run Cottage Touring Park

WTS - Run Cottage - Campervans around lake

Close to the market town of Woodbridge, Run Cottage is a small, adult only, family run touring caravan park with just 45 generously size pitches together with 2 Luxury glamping pods. Located on the outskirts of the village of Hollesley, the site is set in 4.5 acres of parkland, with a large pond and views over open farmland, offering peace and tranquillity, a place to escape the hustle and bustle of today’s busy life style.

When you visit Run Cottage, you will soon discover we have an abundance of native wildlife to see, from sparrows to barn owls, rabbits to deer, by the stream at the bottom of the site you may see ducks, swans moorhens, egrets and maybe even catch sight of the elusive kingfisher!

Availability: Various dates available from 1 September - 31 October.

Price: From £26 - £34 per night. For more information and to book visit http://runcottage.co.uk or call 01394 411309 or email info@runcottage.co.uk

School Farm Cottages

WTS - School Farm Cottages - view of barns from pond

School Farm is the perfect location to explore this beautiful part of the Suffolk Coast and countryside. The small family farm occupies a peaceful setting in Suffolk's beautiful Blyth Valley, surrounded by open fields and rolling countryside, close to the picturesque coastal towns and beaches of Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich.

A lovely quiet spot where you can put your feet up, unwind and let your cares slip away. The well equipped and comfortable cottages provide a perfect base for a relaxing break 'down on the farm'. Collect freshly laid eggs for your breakfast, watch the horses and ponies grazing in the meadows or relax in your cottage. Enjoy a great day out at one of the local visitor attractions, spend a lazy day at the beach or sit by the pond with your favourite tipple and watch the sun go down. Go home refreshed with fond memories of your stay.

Availability & Price:

Swan Cottage - 1-5 August, £540; 19-26 August, £720

Bell Cottage -19-22 August, £430; 27 August - 3 September, £675

For more information and to book visit https://www.schoolfarmcottages.com/index

Seagrass Cottage

WTS - Seagrass Cottage - Exterior from garden

Seagrass Cottage is a beautiful, newly renovated holiday home in the village of Reydon, just a short walk from Southwold. The house has three floors, with stunning panoramic views of Southwold from the bedroom taking in the colourful beach huts, famous lighthouse and surrounding countryside and marshes. Sleeping 6 the house also has a charming courtyard garden and the added bonus of off-road parking.

Perfect for families, the house boasts a nautical themed king size bedroom; children's room with bunk beds along with views of the Southwold lighthouse; double bedroom and luxurious bathroom. 

Availability: 1-6 August, 6-13 August, 19-27 August.

Price: Visit the website for exclusive last-minute discounts.

For more information and to book visit https://suffolk2021.guestybookings.com/listings/613226eb3166e9002e312284

Secret Meadows - Luxury Safari Tent

WTS - Secret Meadows - Luxury lodge

Choose between a luxurious safari-style tent or gypsy caravan with shepherd’s hut at the multi award winning glamping site at Secret Meadows.  Accommodation is set within a 115 acre nature reserve, with woodland and wildflower meadows. Extras include locally sourced food hampers, private hen coop hire, wood crafts and a Meet the Animals activity.   

Each safari tent sleeps up to 6 with beds ready-made for your arrival, including a 4 poster king-size bed, quirky double cupboard bed and bunk bed (2 singles). Gypsy’s Rest sleeps up to 4 with a double cupboard bed in the large shepherd’s hut and a double bed in the gypsy caravan.

Organic towels are provided. There is a private loo and shower at each accommodation as well as hot running water throughout. A well-equipped kitchen includes a fridge, and for cooking there is a wood burning range as well as a convenient gas hob. Extra touches include complimentary tea tray, hammock, deck chairs and a fire bowl with barbeque grill. An onsite Pantry shop is stocked by the local farm shop. 

Availability: Luxury lodge tent - 8-12 August & 29 August - 2 September; Gypsy's Rest - 19-22 August & 29 August - 2 September.

Price: Gypsy’s Rest 3 night weekend stay in summer holidays: £585 including 10% discount, Luxury Lodge Tent 4 night midweek stay in summer holidays: £880 including 10% discount. For more information and to book visit https://www.secretmeadows.co.uk/prices-and-availability or email holidays@secretmeadows.co.uk

The Ship at Dunwich

WTS - The Ship - Garden with fish and chips

Imagine the perfect coastal pub. A stroll from the beach, light and airy with sheltered sun traps outside to enjoy the sunshine. Cosy dog-friendly rooms, paired with simple, beautifully cooked food - of the season and of the place, all washed down with a pint of beer or a glass of pinot. The Ship at Dunwich looks and feels just as a great coastal pub should.

Availability: Various dates from 1 August - 30 September.

Price: From £133 per night bed and breakfast. For more information and to book visit https://www.shipatdunwich.co.uk/

Suffolk Coastal Escapes

WTS - Suffolk Coastal Escapes - Sanderlings

Boasting a stylish collection of escapes by the sea, Suffolk Coastal Escapes' Sanderlings is a stunning first floor one bedroom boutique apartment, tastefully furnished and fully equipped with everything you need for your stay on the Suffolk Coast. The beach is less than a 2 minute walk away plus local pubs shops and cafes all within easy walking distance.

Turnstone is a beautiful, very spacious, one bed first floor apartment. Tastefully furnished and fully equipped with all the home comforts and everything you need for your stay on the Suffolk Coast. Less than 5 minute walk to the beautiful Pakefield beach with shops, pubs and takeaways all within easy walking distance. 

Availability & Price:

Sanderlings - 31 July - 4 August (5 nights) - £575; 13-16 August (4 nights) £465, 25-31 August (7 nights) £795.

Turnstone - 5-8 August (3 nights) £350.

For more information and to book visit https://suffolkcoastalescapes.co.uk/

The Westleton Crown

WTS - Westleton Crown - Garden room

The Westleton Crown takes pride of place on the edge of a quintessential Suffolk village green. Perfectly placed in an area of Outstanding National Beaty, it is a short walk or drive to the beach and the landscaped terraces provide abundant al fresco eating and drinking spots.

Newly refurbished the interiors have been inspired by the wildlife and landscape that wraps itself around the Crown. Heather, gorse, sand, sea and wild fowl and steely skies are captured in the comfortable, stylish bar, restaurant, garden room and restful bedrooms. There are lots of dog friendly rooms and there are some beautiful walks in the surrounding countryside.

Availability: Various dates from 18 July - 30 September.

Price: From £130 bed and breakfast. For more information and to book visit https://www.westletoncrown.co.uk

Wheatacre Hall Barns

WTS - Wheatacre Hall Barns - Barn at sunset

Nestled in the heart of the Waveney valley and just a short drive from the charming market town of Beccles you will find Wheatacre Hall Barns, a collection of beautifully converted cottages on a working farm.

Both properties are available for short breaks (4 nights Monday – Friday). Your stay includes all onsite facilities such as hot tub, games barn, soft play barn, fitness barn, swimming at nearby marina and lots of outdoor space. The on-site Farm Shop is a must-visit with local produce, meals, gifts and much more.

Availability: 1-5 August.

Price: Coot Barn - £1050 discounted to £995, Partridge Barn - £550 discounted to £520. For more information and to book visit https://www.wheatacrehallbarns.co.uk

The White Lion

WTS - The White Lion - Afternoon tea

The White Lion has recently re-launched Afternoon Tea at the coastal hotel, and in turn, have got a summer exclusive package on offer for those last-minute UK getaways. When booking on the Summer by the Sea package, guests can look forward to a comfortable stay in a great location on the Aldeburgh coast, with many of the bedrooms boasting sea views.

The White Lion is well known for it’s great breakfasts, and so this seasonal package celebrates the best of what The White Lion currently has to offer. Guests can book on the Summer by the Sea package anytime during August and September, subject to availability, and look forward to Afternoon Tea on arrival date, an overnight stay in a sea facing or Aldeburgh facing bedroom, and breakfast for two in the morning.

For available dates, please see The White Lion's website.

Price: from £175 for two sharing (£87.50pp), for more information visit https://www.whitelion.co.uk/offers/summer-by-the-sea/?utm_source=suffolk_coast&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=wl_sc_newsletter

Windmill Lodges

WTS - Windmill Lodges - Hot tub

Windmill Lodges is a small quiet site of 7 authentic log cabins with private hot tubs set around a wildlife lake. Designed with couples, families and friends in mind our self-catering accommodation is ideal for a short break or longer as a place to escape to for a relaxing break to recharge your batteries.

Close to the town of Framlingham and located near the A1120 tourist route it makes an ideal place for exploring the Suffolk coast.

Availability: Various dates from 22 July - 31 August.

Price: Short break prices from £630. For more information and to book visit https://windmilllodges.co.uk/check-availability/ or call 01728 685338.

Wissett Farm Holidays

WTS - Wissett Farm Holidays - Lodge

Wissett is a quiet rural village about 10 miles inland from Southwold and about 2 miles from Halesworth.

The self-catering cottages at Wissett Farm provide a cosy retreat for enjoying the beautiful Suffolk countryside and coast. Converted in 2005, the cottages retain the character of the original stables and are well appointed for enjoying a relaxing break. There is a shared courtyard area for you to enjoy as well as acres of farmland to explore. The farm walks are an ideal opportunity for dog walking, bird watching or enjoying a picnic. Dogs are welcome at the cottages for no additional charge, but should be kept close to you when in the courtyard.

Availability & Price:

Fleetwood (sleeps 4) - 5 August, 3 nights £495; 19 August, 7 nights £660; 26 August, 7 nights £660.

Bloomsbury (sleeps 2) - 29 July, 7 nights £535; 15 August, 4 nights £455; 19 August, 7 nights £535; 26 August, 7 nights £535.

Hartopp (sleeps 2) - 5 August, 7 nights £535; 12 August, 7 nights £535; 19 August, 7 nights £535.

For more information and to book visit https://www.wissettfarmholidays.co.uk/ or email enquiries@wissettfarmholidays.co.uk or call 01986 873173 or 07881 501858

For more places to stay check out our Where to Stay Guide!