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Top Christmas Getaways on The Suffolk Coast

What better way to celebrate the festive season than waking up on The Suffolk Coast come Christmas morning.

Whether you want to spend time with family and friends, fancy a romantic few days away with a loved one, or desire nothing more than some peace and quiet alone to escape the Christmas chaos, these accommodation providers all have Christmas and New Year availability so you can book a last-minute Christmas getaway!

Best of Suffolk

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Best of Suffolk's simply stunning holiday cottages are ideal for a family Christmas getaway.  Dressed for the occasion, there will be a Christmas tree to put your presents under. There will be room for all the family (without anyone having to sleep on the sofa!). Some cottages have open fires or wood burners to make it super cosy. Plus the whole of Suffolk on your doorstep to explore! Best of Suffolk have got the perfect place to stay for you and your family this Christmas.

3 The Sandlings is a beautiful contemporary property is located just a stone's throw away from Southwold's beautiful sandy beach and pier, angled to make the most of these beautiful views. The property has been designed to be ultra luxurious with large master bedroom, dressing room, separate bathroom and shower room, and open plan living, kitchen/diner, with south facing courtyard garden, the perfect property for a coastal retreat.

Home Reach boasts stunning views of the meadowland and estuary are framed by a wall of doors opening from the large living room to the wide deck, with stairs down to the garden; the modern kitchen/dining room is another great place for friends and family to congregate. All four bedrooms on the lower ground floor are spacious and furnished to a high standard; two with en-suite shower rooms; plus a family bathroom and ground floor shower room, so all guests can have their own bath/shower room.

At Church Farm Cottage guests are sure to enjoy a holiday or short break in this sunny house. This impressive holiday cottage, on the outskirts of the coastal village of Dunwich, has been fully renovated and beautifully furnished with a mixture of antique and modern furniture to create a home away from home. Church Farm Cottage sits in a quiet spot on the edge of the village, with a fantastic south facing garden, surrounded by woodland areas with ample parking and just a short walk to the shingle beach with great tea rooms and traditional pub. 

For more information and to book visit www.bestofsuffolk.co.uk

Letheringham Water Mill

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Whisk your loved one away and stay in a traditional Suffolk water mill for the Christmas week, with a stay in The Wood Shed at Letheringham Water Mill Cottages near Woodbridge.

The Wood Shed sleeps 2 (kingsize bed with ensuite wet room) and is set in the beautiful grounds and gardens of Letheringham Mill. Winners of Visit England Dog Friendly Business of the Year, your four legged friends will be made especially welcome - so you needn't leave them behind this Christmas.

Enjoying both meadow and riverside decking The Wood Shed is a beautiful and luxurious space.  After a country walk (with or without dogs) sit snuggled outside with a warming drink as wave after wave of stars illuminate the deep velvet sky. Or wander down to the wonderful Easton White Horse for lunch time drinks on Christmas Day.

For more information and to book visit www.letheringhammill.co.uk

The Swan, Southwold

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If you want to truly indulge this Christmas, then book a 3-day stay at The Swan Southwold. This iconic hotel is located on the town's Market Square and oozes style and charm.

Start your celebrations on Christmas Eve with a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate upon arrival. If you've still got some Christmas shopping to do, pop out into the town where you will find Collen & Clare, a fabulous boutique which is bound to have something for the man or woman in your life. Return to the hotel for a festive Afternoon Tea in the Drawing Room and in the evening, enjoy a mouthwatering 3-course meal paired perfectly with wines in the Still Room Restaurant. Return to your room where you’ll discover The Swan’s team of resident elves have been busy!

On Christmas morning, wake up and discover a gift waiting for you outside your door and enjoy breakfast in bed or downstairs in the restaurant. Christmas dinner is a mouth-watering 4-course lunch with all the trimmings in the Still Room and if you've still got room, you can tuck into the evening buffet served with Adnams Champagne and festive drinks.

On Boxing Day, enjoy a Full English breakfast and spend the day visiting a few of the town's many pubs before taking a walk along the beach and back to the hotel in time for dinner and an evening of jazz and acoustic music ahead.

Prices are based on two adults sharing; £1,750 for an 'Excellent' room, £1,950 for a 'Fabulous' room, £2,150 for an 'Outstanding' room and for £3,130  'Family Quarters' (based on 4 guests). 

To book, call 01502 722186, email theswan@adnams.co.uk, or visit https://theswansouthwold.co.uk/offer/let-your-christmas-dreams-take-flight/ 

Suffolk Secrets

WTS - Suffolk Secrets - Mermaid Cove

Christmas at home can be lovely, but it can also be jolly hard work! Suffolk Secrets has an extensive collection of holiday cottages, ideal for a Christmas break or holiday.  All of the cottages are well equipped so if you fancy cooking the traditional Christmas lunch you'll have everything you need. 

Set in the heart of the beautiful and renowned village of Walberswick, No. 4 Moorside is the perfect location for a coastal Christmas retreat. This lovingly restored period property sleeps up to 8 guests in luxury and comfort. Featuring a fully equipped kitchen perfect for a self-catering festive stay, a delightful dining space and a cosy lounge complete with toasty wood burner.

Staying in Walberswick, TroyTwo is a spacious and contemporary house with superb open plan ground floor accommodation and three good sized bedrooms with ensuite bathroom facilities.  Situated away from the main street in the village, the house is within walking distance of the beach, the heath and two charming pubs. Relax in this beautiful home after enjoying a winter walk over the festive season.

Enjoy spectacular views over St Edmund’s Green and towards the church this Christmas from 'Pilgrims', a stunning first floor apartment with two luxury bedrooms. Listen to the church bells chime on Christmas day as you relax in the impressive open plan living area at this light and spacious home. Pilgrims is presented to an extremely high standard and is furnished in a contemporary style. One dog is welcome too.

Sailor's Retreat is a real gem! In the popular village of Reydon, only a stone’s throw from the coastal town of Southwold, this is the perfect holiday home for any family or group of friends wanting a touch of luxury during their Suffolk Christmas break. Sailor’s Retreat features spacious and sociable open plan living alongside four beautiful bedrooms, 3 luxury bathrooms and off-street parking for 4 cars.

Escape to Mermaid Cove; a chic, coastal cool retreat in the wonderful village of Snape this Christmas. Great for groups of friends or families, Mermaid Cove celebrates sociable and family living with a lovely open living space and welcomes a small dog too!

Mermaid Cove is a modern and welcoming three-storey holiday home furnished to a very high standard throughout. The large living area on the ground floor provides guests with a cosy haven; the sitting room boasting plenty of comfortable seating surrounding a warming wood burner perfect for winter stay. Better still there's a special offer of 15% off stays in December!

Christmas cottages are available for stays of 7 nights starting from Friday 20th or Saturday 21st December 2019.   Further Christmas
availability can be found here:
https://www.suffolk-secrets.co.uk/school-holidays/christmas-and-new-year, or call on 01502 722717.

Suffolk Hideaways

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When it comes to Christmas breaks, there’s nothing quite like cosying up around a crackling fire, surrounded by friends and family. Suffolk Hideaways have a lovely selection of holiday properties within walking distance of Suffolk’s breathtaking coastline – perfect for a Boxing Day stroll! 

Firstly, Danes House is an elegant holiday apartment in Aldeburgh, with plenty of room for up to eight guests. Just a short walk from the beach, with a stunning kitchen, cosy living room and off-street parking, it’s a perfect venue for festive celebrations. Meanwhile, Hideaway Cottage is cosy, traditional retreat for four guests and up to two dogs. The cosy sitting room has a wood-burning stove, while the open-plan kitchen and dining area is the perfect setting for your Christmas dinner.

Danes House is £1,457 for a 4 night break from Monday 23rd December, for more information and to bookvisit https://www.suffolkhideaways.co.uk/aldeburgh-surrounding-area/aldeburgh-holiday-cottages/danes-house?date=23-12-2019&nights=4

Hideaway Cottage is £492 for a 4 night break from Monday 23rd December, for more information and to book Hideaway Cottage visit https://www.suffolkhideaways.co.uk/aldeburgh-surrounding-area/leiston-holiday-cottages/hideaway-cottage?date=23-12-2019&nights=4

Sutton Hoo Apartments

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Have you ever spent Christmas in the presence of an Anglo-Saxon King? Tranmer House at Sutton Hoo National Trust was the home of Edith Pretty who instigated the 1939 excavation of the Great Ship Burial of Sutton Hoo which is believed to have been the final resting place of an Anglo-Saxon royal dynasty.

The Edwardian home contains three holiday flats. Each one has been freshly refurbished in 2019 and offers spectacular views over the River Deben towards Woodbridge. Beyond the Sutton Hoo estate, Rendlesham Forest is just a 15-minute drive from here and the coast destinations of Dunwich, Southwold and Aldeburgh are all under 1 hour away. 

Wilford is available for a 3-night stay from £579, for more information and to book 'Wilford' visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays/wilford-east-anglia or call 0344 800 2070.

Deben View is available for a 3-night stay from £600, for more information and to book 'Deben View' visit  https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays/deben-view-east-anglia or call 0344 800 2070

Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel

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Tucked away on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast, near Aldeburgh, the Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel is offering three-night Christmas breaks with all meals plus unlimited use of its 18-hole championship heathland course and optional entry into the annual Boxing Day Santa’s Cup golf competition.

Arrive on Christmas Eve, play a game of snooker or adventure golf, then cosy up by the fire before joining fellow guests for dinner. Start Christmas Day with a leisurely breakfast and glass of Bucks Fizz, then play a round of golf or take a walk to work up an appetite for the traditional lunchtime feast. On Boxing Day take part in Santa’s Cup golf competition or, if you are feeling invigorated head to Aldeburgh and join hardy souls for their annual swim in the chilly North Sea! 

The three night Christmas package is priced from £450 per person based-on two sharing; to book call 01728 452176 or visit www.thorpeness.co.uk.

The Westleton Crown

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Spending Christmas at The Westleton Crown is really quite magical; from a glass of mulled wine on arrival, to carols around the piano, to Christmas dinner with all the trimmings - Christmas all wrapped up for you - with thoughtful details and meaningful traditions. 

The two night stay package starts on Christmas Eve and concludes on Boxing Day.  You will be greeted on Christmas Eve with a glass of mulled wine and a delicious Christmas Eve dinner. Christmas Eve carols by the grand piano are guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit!

On Christmas morning, tuck info breakfast with Bucks Fizz followed by the main event; Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings. If you've got room, there's a buffet supper before heading to bed. Wake up on Boxing Day and enjoy breakfast before heading home.  

If you want an extended stay, the three night stay stay is from Christmas Eve to the 27th December and includes all of the above plus musical entertainment and an a la carte supper on boxing day and breakfast on the morning you depart.

Prices for a 2-night stay start from £650 and for a 3-night stay start from £795.

These packages are only available directly with The Westleton Crown by calling 01728 648777, emailing info@westletoncrown.co.uk or visiting https://www.westletoncrown.co.uk/christmas-stay-packages.

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Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel

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The Westleton Crown

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Suffolk Secrets

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Best of Suffolk

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Letheringham Water Mill Cottages

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Suffolk Hideaways

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Deben View - National Trust Sutton Hoo

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Kyson Apartment - National Trust Sutton Hoo

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