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Top Quirky Places to Stay on The Suffolk Coast

A short break or holiday on The Suffolk Coast, is a unique experience, especially if you choose to stay at one of the many quirky places to stay!

We've picked a few for you to choose from when you next visit the beautiful shores and countryside of Suffolk...

1. Hex Cottage, Sibton Park Wilderness Reserve

WTS - Sibton Park Wilderness Reserve - Hex Cottage

A former forester's cottage, Hex Cottage is a Bijoux thatched hideaway situated in the grounds of the sumptuous Sibton Park Wilderness Reserve. Ideal for a romantic getaway, it sleeps 2 and contains a king-size bed, wood-burning range cooker, open fire, original butler sinks and brick flooring. Step outside and you can smell the aromatic herb garden and enjoy a bicycle ride around the estate on the Pashley Bikes provided. Wifi is available, but there's no electricity, so perhaps leave the laptop at home!

www.wildernessreserve.com/cottage/hex-cottage

2. The Malthouse, Woodbridge

WTS - The Malthouse - Exterior

Originally an old malting house dating from the 18th century, The Malthouse in Woodbridge overlooks the marina and River Deben.

Sleeping 5, the accommodation makes the most of the views, with the living area upstairs, and the bedrooms downstairs. There is an enclosed, private front garden to the front of the property, so you can enjoy a family BBQ after a day of shopping, exploring and walking in the historic town.

www.malthousewoodbridge.co.uk

3. Letheringham Water Mill Cottages

WTS - Letheringham Water Mill Cottages - River

Nestling in the heart of beautiful rural Suffolk, Lethringham Water Mill Cottages are situated within 7 acres of gardens, with views across the river. There are 5 cottages to choose from; 4 riverside decked cottages and The Mill House - all set beside the River Deben.

For a truly unique experience, book to stay at The Riverside; nestled within the actual historical Water Mill building with an illuminated viewing gallery into the actual mill workings.

The safe site is dog friendly too and allows them to run free!

https://letheringhammill.co.uk/

4. Belle Grove, Halesworth 

WTS - Belle Grove - Garden view

Belle Grove is a collection of 5 converted barns; each luxuriously furnished with antiques and textiles for 'east meets west' style. The properties offer accomodation sleeping 2, 4 or 6 and feature underfloor heating, wood-burning stoves, luxury bedding, Bose sound systems and your own private walled garden - perfect for al fresco dining and a glass of wine to end a busy day exploring the nearby towns of Halesworth, Southwold and Bungay.

www.bellegrovebarns.com

5. The House in the Clouds, Thorpeness

WTS - House in the Clouds - Exterior

Set in an acre of private grounds, The House in the Clouds in Thorpeness is one England's most famous follies. Located high above the ground, the accommodation boasts views of the surrounding golf coursem meare and coastline. 

With 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a drawing room, dinig room, and 'room at the top' with spectacular views, it's perfect for a unique getaway on The Suffolk Coast!

www.houseintheclouds.co.uk

6. Happy Days Retro Vacations

WTS - Happy Days Retro Vacations - Dee Dee

A slice of vintage Americana in the Suffolk countryside, Happy Days Retro Vacations is a small campsite where visitors can live out their dreams of old Hollywood glamour by renting a beautifully restored Airstream trailer.

The six silver ladies named Betsy, Dee Dee, Annie, Gloria, Nettie and Peggy are all either four or five berth so ideal for familes. Sharing the site with these old style American beauties is Elsie, a small British two berth caravan, perfect for couples plus there are two camping pitches for either vintage caravans, campervans or tents.

https://www.happydaysrv.co.uk/

7. Five Acre Barn

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Named in the Sunday Times 'Top 100 Best Places to stay” and The Guardian's '50 of the best Hotels and B&Bs in the UK' Five Acre Barn is a contemporary bed and breakfast situated amongst 5 acres of gardens and just a short drive from Aldeburgh.

The barn was named RIBA East Award winner 2018 and Best Small Project 2018, and it's not hard to see why; with dramatic, light-filled rooms, floor to ceiling windows with access into the garden and stylish decor, a stay here is a must for anyone looking for an inspirational space to stay!

https://www.fiveacrebarn.co.uk/

8. Bawdsey Hall

WTS - Bawdsey Hall

Wildlife enthusiasts will love staying at Bawdsey Hall! The building is steeped in history with records dating back to the 17th Century, it now provides a quiet retreat with charm and character. Take time to sit on the terrace and watch wildlife go by. If you are lucky you may just sight one of the resident badgers from the comfort of your room.

You will have access to the grounds where you will find some beautiful walks through meadowland, around large ponds and through our mature woods, these offer a variety of different habitats for local wildlife. Throughout the grounds there are also hides for you to use to discover some of Suffolk's rare birdlife!

9. Alde Garden

WTS - Alde Garden - Wooden Hut

Alde Garden is a tiny campsite in the heart of Suffolk with an eclectic range of rustic, quirky accommodation as well as a handful of small tent pitches. Tucked away in a secret garden next to an award-winning pub, there is an eclectic array of quirky accommodation plus a range of communal facilities including a campfire, covered field kitchen, compost loo and jungle shower.

There are two traditional Mongolian style yurts, each with a woodburning stove, ground sheet and furniture and lit at night by solar powered fairy lights and tea light lantern; a Gypsy caravan aged over 100 years old nestled in a private spot surrounded by trees, shrubs and wildflowers; Badger Cottage, a 200-year old red brick stable with a master bedroom and twin bedroom and the 'Hideout', tucked away in a small clearing it is perfect for two with a double mattress (you'll need to supply your own bedding for this one), two bedside tables and has a carpeted floor. There are two glass panels in the roof allow a wonderful view of the nature around you - whether it be dragonflies, birds & butterflies during the daytime or bats and stars at night. Solar powered fairy lights twinkle away at night, and the mattress folds for sitting up, so you can enjoy a beer or play cards.

https://aldegarden.co.uk/

10. Easton Farm Cottages

WTS - Easton Farm Park - Buttercup

Wake up to the sounds of rural Suffolk, pull on some clothes and head out to help feed the bunnies and the chickens at Easton Farm Park. The Farm Park is open from 10.30am with two indoor playbarns and lots more fun on the farm - so it's the perfect place to enjoy a memorable family holiday!

Located in the centre of the farm, Duke Cottage or Duchess Cottage; both are original 3-bedroom farm cottages with bedding, heating and towels, plus high chairs, stair gates, travel cots and toys for children.

If you prefer to stay somewhere a little out of the ordinary then opt for a Cow Shed! A mix between a caravan, camping and glamping, the Cow Shed experience is living in the outdoors but with home comforts! All linen is provided and both Daisy and Buttercup are insulated with a power supply for all your electrical items.

https://www.eastonfarmpark.co.uk/

11. Bruisyard Hall

Bruisyard Hall in Summer-MR

If you're looking for somewhere that the whole family can stay, then the stunning surroundings of Bruisyard Hall are ideal! Surrounded by 700 acres of grassland, farmland and woodland, you can enjoy a long weekend with family and friends, offering 5 star accommodation for up to 28 people.

The whole family can relax and make themselves at home, with a snooker room, a huge kitchen, dining room, drawing room with log fire and an attic bar. If you're celebrating, then the barn, which is just a stones' throw away, can accommodate up to 140 people for parties, dining and celebrations.

https://www.bruisyardhall.com/stay/

12. Hippersons Boatyard

WTS - Hippersons Boatyard - Pods

Glamping with a difference! The luxury glamping pod at Hippersons Boatyard sits right on the water! With underfloor heating and an outside floating deck where you can sit and watch the sunrise and sunset over Beccles Quay, it's a truly unique place to stay.

Complete with all mod cons including a two ring hob and a microwave with a double room and bunk beds in a separate room. Or, if you prefer to stay on dry land, then choose one of the glamping pods situated on the river's edge.

Here you can experience boating beyond your houseboat or pod, with access to a dingy for rowing and/or sailing. Day boats are also available for rental plus canoes and kayaks in the summer - perfect for exploring the river further and seeking out the local wildlife. 

https://www.hippersons.co.uk/

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where to stay

Bawdsey Hall

Bawdsey Hall

Bawdsey Hall is situated on a small nature reserve providing opportunities for photographers, birders, entomologists, lepidopterists, wildlife enthusiasts and anyone wanting to relax in quiet surroundings.

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Mollett’s Farm

Mollett’s Farm

Saxmundham

Mollett’s Farm is a family-run haven of peace and tranquillity near Suffolk’s Heritage Coast. With new custom-designed holiday studios and cottages, it’s a home away from home. 

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

The Malthouse

The Malthouse

Woodbridge

The Malthouse, originally an old malting house dating from the 18th century, is located in the heart of Woodbridge and overlooks Ferry Quay and the river Deben.

To make the most of the river views, the Malthouse is an ‘upside down’ house sleeping up to 5 people.  Pets welcome and children over the age of 15 years.

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Free wifi Dog friendly

Sibton Park - Wilderness 

Sibton Park - Wilderness

Saxmundham

Set within a 4,500 acre private country estate two hours from London, Wilderness is a unique luxury collection of manors, farmhouses, country cottages and follies in the heart of rural Suffolk.

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Free wifi Dog friendly

The House in the Clouds

The House in the Clouds

Thorpeness

The House in the Clouds is one of the country/world's most famous follies. Set in 1 acre of private grounds, the House in the Clouds overlooks Thorpeness Golf Course, Thorpeness Meare and the sea on the very beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. Close to Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings and home of the festival, to Minsmere and other bird and nature reserves.

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Free wifi

Happy Days Retro Vacations 

Happy Days Retro Vacations

Saxmundham

A slice of vintage Americana has arrived in Suffolk. Happy Days Retro Vacations is a small campsite where visitors can live out their dreams of old Hollywood glamour by renting a beautifully restored Airstream trailer.

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Dog friendly

The Old Post Office

The Old Post Office

Beccles

Set in the charming Suffolk village of Geldeston on the Norfolk/Suffolk boarder

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Free wifi

Pebble Cottage

Pebble Cottage

Lowestoft

Nestling on the cliff top at Pakefield, on the Suffolk coast and with stunning sea views

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Free wifi

Alde Garden

Alde Garden

A tiny site with an eclectic range of quirky and unusual accommodation, set in the garden of an award winning pub

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Free wifi

Easton Farm Park Cottages

Easton Farm Park Cottages

Wake up to the sounds of rural Suffolk, pull on some clothes and head out to help feed the bunnies and the chickens on the farm. The Farm Park is open from 10:30am (check opening dates) with two indoor playbarns and lots more fun on the farm, all of which help to entertain the whole family.

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly

Bruisyard Hall

Bruisyard Hall

Surrounded by 700 acres of grassland, farmland and woodland, Bruisyard Hall is a beautifully idyllic place to get married, host an event or enjoy a long weekend with family and friends, offering 5 star accommodation for up to 28 people.

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Free wifi Dog friendly

Belle Grove 

Belle Grove

Halesworth

Located in Halesworth, Belle Grove is an extra special place for a well-deserved break, birthday celebration, anniversary, romantic week-end or family get–together.

“This place really is magical”

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Free wifi

Five Acre Barn

Five Acre Barn

Just a short walk from the beautiful Suffolk coastline and the seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Letheringham Water Mill Cottages

Letheringham Water Mill Cottages

Winners of the 2017 Visit England Dog Friendly Business Award!

Labradoodles Teddy & Amber invite dogs and their owners to stay! Letheringham Water Mill Cottages have blown away the cobwebs from traditional dog friendly holiday cottages with award-winning 5* exclusive portfolio.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

The Curious Oyster

The Curious Oyster

The Curious Oyster is a fabulous single-storey holiday cottage in the heart of historic Orford.

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Free wifi Dog friendly

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. 

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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible