It’s the little things that can turn a short stay into a luxury break; extra time for a lie-in, fresh ice brought to your room for your drink, the softest sheets you’ve ever felt…
The smallest details being thought of ahead of time can transform that simple holiday feeling into pure relaxation and escape. These Suffolk Coast stays epitomize the subtle art of luxury, so pay a visit and experience the ultimate indulgence holiday.
The Swan, Southwold
The historic Swan Hotel sits at the heart of the seaside town of Southwold - just minutes from the lapping seashore. Built in the 1600’s, the site has housed a brewery for at least 670 years, and fittingly, is now owned by the famous Adnams brewery, presiding over the market square in pride of place.
The Swan’s elegant presence continues inside, with contemporary colourful furnishings and thoughtful touches everywhere you look. The rooms are spacious and unique with a gorgeous blend of antique and modern furnishings. Snuggle into the goose down bedding, enjoy fragrant toiletries and sample a fresh coffee from your personal Nespresso machine. All guests also receive a complimentary 20cl bottle of Adnams gin, which can be enjoyed in the comfort of your room.
The hospitality team are on hand 24 hours a day, to help with every little detail of your stay. From shoe shining to breakfast in bed, nothing is too much trouble. The staff at the Swan will happily arrange for a personal yoga instructor, hairdresser or beauty therapist to visit and can even rustle up a picnic hamper for your day at the beach.
Milsoms Kesgrave Hall
Milsoms Kesgrave Hall is a luxurious boutique hotel set in acres of stunning Suffolk countryside. The hotel has 4 AA stars and certainly lives up to its reputation for effortless indulgence. All rooms benefit from King sized beds, private bathrooms, fluffy towels and Aromatherapy Associates toiletries.
Luxuriate in hours of pure tranquillity at the on site spa, with its nature inspired design and range of rejuvenating facilities. Sunbeds on the south-facing deck combine with the hot-tub and sauna, and outdoor sofas surround a roaring fire to provide a welcome dose of ‘Hygge’.
Take advantage of all-day dining at the relaxed brasserie restaurant where you can eat alfresco overlooking the sweeping lawns, and sample an exotic cocktail in the impressive gothic bar.
Five Acre Barn
Award-winning Five Acre Barn is the perfect place to gather with friends and family for a rustic, luxury bed and breakfast experience. Centred around an artfully renovated 16th century barn and comprising five guest suites, the accommodation boasts dramatic full height ceilings, steeped in natural light and decorated in a tasteful Scandi style.
Each suite has its own private seating area, overlooking five acres of garden and woodland. Wildlife abounds, so be sure to look out for rabbits, pheasant and even Munjac deer. Breakfast offers an abundance of choice, with the full English, eggs cooked to your liking, waffles and pancakes and even smoked salmon on offer.
Relax in the lounge area with the paper or a good book after a day well spent exploring the local countryside or unwind with a deep relaxing bath using the range of complimentary Bramley bath products provided.
The Yurt at Kenton Hall Estate
Fans of ‘glamping’ will be captivated by the luxury yurt at Kenton Hall Estate, hidden away in pretty woodlands and lit at night by enchanting fairylights to guide you through the trees. This spacious Mongolian yurt is filled to the brim with home comforts for the ultimate in luxury camping.
The king-sized bed is warm and comfortable, with cosy cotton linen. The décor is authentically styled, with Moroccan throws, rugs and lanterns, and most romantic of all, the skylight, through which you can gaze at the stars in the night sky and feel fully at one with the universe.
Despite being out in the elements, visitors need not relinquish much-needed amenities; with a private shower room and WC nearby, located inside a well-appointed shepherd’s hut. There is also a covered outdoor dining and seating area and fire pit, as well as an alfresco kitchen with BBQ facilities.
All the grandeur of a stately country house, with the warmth and welcome of a family home, Bruisyard Hall is a five star retreat available to rent for your wedding, special occasion or family gathering.
Steeped in 700 years of history and incorporating the fourteenth-century remains of a nunnery, this impressive building comprises three storeys and twelve bedrooms, and is full of warmth, texture and items of interest. There is an abundance of original and quirky features, with décor finished to an exceptionally high standard. Stunning four-poster beds, double vanities, high ceilings and sumptuous soft furnishings combine to create ambience and traditional elegance.
Upon arrival guests will be given a welcome orientation tour of the house and are provided with provisions and fresh flowers to begin the break with ease. With access to an expert chef, formal dining can be arranged in the barn or dining room and guests are free to explore the vast estate including the peaceful lake and meadow of fragrant wildflowers, perfect for a morning stroll with friends.
Letheringham Water Mill Cottages
For magical lasting memories, escape to the historic Letherington Water Mill Cottages, with luxury accommodation options for two to eight people.
Opt to stay within the Mill building itself, where you will discover snug passageways with windows out onto the illuminated waterwheel of the mill. The ebb and flow of the nearby river paints dappled light onto the interior of this meticulously restored property and the décor exemplifies country living in rustic neutral shades.
Canine companions will find themselves warmly welcomed at all the properties on site, and are free to run safely about the wide open meadows, with the surrounding waterways acting as a natural boundary.
Other properties include ‘The Old Stables’ which have plump sofas, warm rugs and throws and king sized beds, as well as chic wet rooms and heated towel rails. Spend the evening watching the sun set from the stunning riverside decking. ‘The Hayloft’ enjoys both meadow and riverside decking- complete with swans a-swimming, and the broad landscape is the perfect place at night for stargazing, before sinking into a gigantic super king-sized bed with memory foam mattress.
The Curious Oyster
The Curious Oyster is a fabulous single storey contemporary holiday cottage, located in the heart of historic Orford, with views of the castle through the window. The perfect retreat for couples looking to explore the quaint town and long walks, The Curious Oyster provides luxury comfort in a open and ambient space, full of natural light and calming colours.
The generous cottage garden is the perfect place to chill out with a drink after a long day of sightseeing, and has a BBQ to cook up a feast. Upon arrival you’ll even find a welcome gift to get your holiday off to a great start.
Salthouse Harbour Hotel
The Salthouse Harbour Hotel is the very best in coastal luxury, with sublime panoramic views over the Ipswich Harbour and individually styled rooms, each bursting with exquisite detail and the ultimate in the refined aesthetic.
The Penthouse Suite is outstanding; floor to ceiling windows emphasise the stunning vista, and the separate lounge area, flat screen TVs, balcony and super King-sized bed only add to the experience. The Marina room has a freestanding copper bath, for a soak with a view or refresh yourself with the walk-in rainforest power shower. The Salthouse room is rich and warm, with decadent fabrics and cosy intimate lighting.
Indulge in a meal at the Salthouse Eaterie, open everyday for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea, all overseen by head chef Luke Bailey- winner of the prestigious award of Suffolk Chef of the Year 2019.
An enchanting and unique holiday retreat in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, Belle Grove comprises five luxury barn conversions that sleep between two and six people. Each property has its own characterful style, deliciously different yet still homely.
The upper barn channels a ‘touch of the Raj’ with Indian inspired elements throughout, vaulted ceilings, a wood burning stove and breathtaking attention to detail. The Coach House is equally as opulent, with hints of the ‘Spice Archipelago’ enriching the colour palette with rich hues of red and Gold. The house opens up onto a part walled and railed garden overlooking the upper pond.
‘The Gate House’ is a romantic abode, boasting a king sized four-poster bed, marbled bathroom and charming suntrap garden. For a whimsical treat take a stroll around the dragon trail and see how many mythical beasts you can spot along the way.
Stay in this beautiful ancient Priory as seen on Channel 4's Extraordinary Escapes!
The Priory offers an enchanting setting for staycations. The 13th century, Grade 1 Listed Priory is the former gatehouse to an Augustinian monastery founded in 1171. Surrounded by woodland and forest near the fishing village of Butley, this architectural gem sleeps 13 and was described by Vogue as "one of the most romantic houses in England"
A haven of peace and tranquility, just a short drive from Snape, Mollett's Farm is home to a collection of luxury holiday studios and cottages. With new custom-designed holiday studios and cottages, it’s a home away from home.
The cottages are fully accessible, each individually designed and furnished with luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets, fully equipped kitchens for cooking up a storm plus TV and Blueray player and WIFI, so you can enjoy the comfort of country life with the ease of modern luxury.