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Valentines Day Getaways!

Valentines Day is just around the corner, if you’re yet to organise a romantic getaway for your loved one, fret not! A romantic weekend on The Suffolk Coast is sure to get you in their good books! It’s not too late to book either, choose from coastal cottages, country boltholes and boutique hotels all with special Valentines offers guaranteed to whisk your partner off their feet!

1. All Seasons Cottage Breaks

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The charming Flint Cottage in the Suffolk town of Saxmundham is a two-bedroom self-catering property just 4 minutes walk from the High Street. Snuggle up in front of the log-burner before getting a good night’s sleep in the king-size brass bed. It’s dog-friendly too, so if your romantic plans need to include your 4-legged friend you’ll be well-catered for here!

This Valentines, stay for £475 for a 3-night stay, for more information visit www.allseasonscottagebreaks.com/cottages-glance/flint-cottage/

Alternatively, you could spend a cosy few nights in the romantic Chapel Cottage. The property, which sleeps 2, has a vaulted ceiling with chandelier and exposed beams throughout. It’s a short walk from the town’s cafes and restaurants, ideal for a meal out and just a short drive from the coastal resort of Aldeburgh. Here you can spend a day perusing the shops, before enjoying a romantic walk along the beach and stopping to share a packet of freshly cooked fish and chips on the beach. 

Enjoy a 3-night stay for £349, for more information visit

www.allseasonscottagebreaks.com/cottages-glance/chapel-cottage/ 

2. The Crown at Woodbridge 

WTS - The Crown at Woodbridge - Bath and Bed

Treat your loved one to a night of romance at The Crown at Woodbridge. 

Set in the heart of the riverside town of Woodbridge, the contemporary hotel with award-winning restaurant has created a special menu for 14th February served in its Michelin recommended AA two rosette restaurant.

The indulgent 3-course menu on offer includes razor clams cooked ‘sous vide’ or sautéed cepes (wild mushrooms) with spiced red wine butter sauce to start. For your main, choose from peppered Suffolk beef steak and pan-fried fillets of brill with tarragon crayfish tails (there’s a vegetarian option available too). Finish your meal with desserts including chocolate delight; mango and passion fruit cheesecake or a British cheese selection.

For an extra special treat, stay in one of the stylish bedrooms which will also include breakfast the following morning. 

The three-course meal is just £40 per person with overnight stays from £190. 

If you can’t make the 14th February, then the Valentines celebrations continue at The Crown on Saturday, 17th February with a fun party night when both the sumptuous Valentine’s menu and à la carte dishes will be on offer. Dance into the late hours with music through the decades played from 9.30pm by the local DJ. Overnight packages for the 17th start from £225 per couple.

To book a table and overnight stay call The Crown at Woodbridge on 01394 384242 or visit www.thecrownatwoodbridge.co.uk

3. Five Acre Barn

WTS - Five Acre Barn - Room 5

A contemporary bed and breakfast situated in a nineteenth-century converted barn, Five Acre Barn oozes style. With white porcelain, free-standing baths, walk-in showers, scandi-style furnishings and floor to ceiling windows, a stay here will gain you serious brownie points with your other half. 

Relax in the lounge in front of the open fire, read the paper as you look out across the surrounding five acres of gardens and take a soak in the tub using the indulgent Bramley bathroom products. 

The five individually styled rooms each have their own features and are beautifully furnished, our particular favourite being Room 5; with panoramic views of the garden, an Ercol sofa, teak sideboard and wall mounted lighting.

In the morning, you can enjoy freshly ground coffee with Full English, your choice of eggs, mushrooms on toast, yoghurt with fruit compote, scrambled egg with smoked salmon, waffles and pancakes or homemade granola. 

For more information, visit http://www.fiveacrebarn.co.uk/

4. Gypsy Hollow 

WTS - Gypsy Hollow - Caravan

Situated in the grounds of a Grade II listed Suffolk farmhouse, Gypsy Hollow is a traditional Gypsy Wagon complete with external candle lamps, a small queenie stove to keep you warm and a comfy bed (a small double 4ft x 6ft 2in so ideal for a couple in love!). In addition to the caravan, you also have access to the summerhouse, plus there’s a jacuzzi bathroom and kitchen for your exclusive use. 

In the morning, tuck into the farm’s Glos Old Spot sausages and fresh eggs before heading out to explore the nearby towns of Bungay, Halesworth and Beccles where you can enjoy a romantic dinner and spend your days on riverside walks, shopping and stocking up on local goodies from the many delis on offer.

Before settling down, make use of the luxury jacuzzi bath with steam crystals for you to enjoy with your loved one. This Valentines, if you book a 2-night stay on the 14th February you will also receive a complimentary bottle of bubbly, so you can toast one another as you settle down in front of the roaring fire. 

For more information, visit: www.gypsyhollow.co.uk

4. Mollett’s Farm

Situated in the Suffolk countryside near Snape you will find Mollett’s Farm. Here you can choose to stay in a two-storey cottage or ground floor studio, each individually designed and furnished with everything you need to settle in and enjoy your visit. 

The rooms are furnished with luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels; perfect for a quiet night spent in the Suffolk countryside. There is accessible accommodation available too, each ground floor studio is individually designed and furnished to provide easy access to all guests with double or twin beds a wet room shower and fully equipped kitchen. Each a Cottage or Apartment features its own patio garden, so if it’s not too chilly, you can sit out and watch the sun go down as you pour a glass of wine. 

During your stay, pay a visit to Snape Maltings; here you can treat your loved one to some of Suffolk’s delicious local produce in the cafes or food hall, or for an extra special gift, treat them to something from the homewares shop or one of the clothing or jewellery shops. For an extra special evening, book tickets to a concert in the Concert Hall and dinner in the Concert Hall Restaurant.

For more information, visit http://molletts.com/

5. Salthouse Harbour Hotel

WTS - Salthouse Harbour Hotel - Copper Bath Room

Create a night to remember this Valentines with Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at the stunning Salthouse Harbour Hotel.

Spend a night in pure luxury and enjoy the Valentine's package which includes a 3-course Valentines meal, bed & breakfast with a bottle of Champagne on arrival and pre-dinner cocktails in the stylish lounge whilst taking in the stunning views of the Marina. 

During your stay, enjoy a day in Ipswich with a walk along the Marina, shopping, a meal out in one of the many restaurants and a night at the theatre.

The overnight stay is £265 per room and from £40 per person for the Valentines menu. For more information, visit https://www.salthouseharbour.co.uk/offers/valentines-2018

6. Suffolk Secrets

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Located in the pretty village of Wickham Market sits Suffolk Secrets' Sampson’s Mill; a former Smock Mill which has been tastefully converted into a cosy holiday cottage for two. It’s an ideal couples retreat, with snug sitting room, exposed beams and a luxuriously furnished first-floor master bedroom with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. 

The Mill is just one mile away from the local pub, where you can enjoy a pint or bottle of wine before walking back and snuggling down in the cosy bed.

For more information, visit https://www.suffolk-secrets.co.uk/woodbridge-surrounding-villages/wickham-market-cottages/samp-sampsons-mill 

If you prefer the hustle and bustle, then book a stay at Suffolk Secrets' Beau Cottage. Located in the heart of historic Woodbridge, the contemporary styled property is perfect for a weekend of shopping, dining in the nearby award-winning restaurants and a cocktail or two in The Crown Hotel’s bar. 

Visit The Riverside Theatre to enjoy a night at the movies and the following day, head out on a Riverside walk along the Deben Estuary. 

For more information, visit https://www.suffolk-secrets.co.uk/woodbridge-surrounding-villages/woodbridge-cottages/beau-beau-cottage

7. The Westleton Crown

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Close to RSPB Minsmere and the idyllic seaside town of Southwold, The Westleton Crown is a 12th Century Coaching Inn, complete with roaring fires, fine wines and an award-winning menu. This Valentines Day, you can treat your loved one to an overnight stay and receive a chilled bottle of house champagne and home-made chocolates on arrival. 

After a good night’s sleep in one of the contemporary styled bedrooms, tuck into a Suffolk breakfast before setting out for a day in Southwold. Here you can peruse boutiques and homewares shops, stop off for lunch at The Sail Loft before setting off for a walk along the beach and out to sea along Southwold’s famous pier.

Stays at The Westleton Crown on 10th February and from £159 per night and on 13th, 14th or 15th from £139 per night. For more information, visit http://westletoncrown.co.uk/offers/romantic-valentines-break/ 

8. Windmill Lodges

WTS - Windmill Lodges - View with Lake

What better way to sweep your loved one off their feet than with a night in a lodge with your very own private hot tub at Windmill Lodges. Sip Champagne and soak in the bubbles, before heading inside and relaxing in front of the fire. The 4 and 5-star lodges feature a fully fitted kitchen and a king-size bed with ensuite bathroom. 

The lodges are situated around a lake and just a short drive from the historic town of Framlingham. Visit the historic castle, where Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen of England and whose setting inspired local lad Ed Sheeran’s ‘Castle on the Hill’. There are plenty of places to dine out in the town too, or hop in the car and head to Saxmundham and The Bell at Sax to enjoy the Valentines menu.

Take advantage of the special offer this Valentines Day, Monday 12th February for a 4-night stay in the Two Bedroom Bullfinch Cottage was £453, now £407.70 for 4 guests or £362.40 for two guests.

For more information, visit www.windmilllodges.co.uk



Things to see and do

Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings

Snape

Snape Maltings is a place of energy and inspiration – a visitor destination of outstanding natural beauty and one of the world’s leading centres of music, founded by Suffolk-born composer Benjamin Britten. 

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Free wifi Dog friendly

WHERE TO EAT

Eat at Snape Maltings

Eat at Snape Maltings

Snape

There's an excellent selection of places to eat at Snape Maltings, from freshly prepared local food and cream teas to cafés overlooking the Alde estuary, providing guests with one of the best views of reeds, water and sky in the UK.

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Free wifi

The Bell at Sax

The Bell at Sax

Good food at a good price is what The Bell at Sax is known for! A welcoming restaurant where you can relax, whatever the occasion and not break the bank. A well-loved 'flexible friend', offering somewhere to celebrate with family and friends or equally, providing a bolthole to grab a bite to eat and escape the washing-up at home! 

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The Sail Loft Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

The Sail Loft Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

The Sail Loft is all about simple, good food and the welcome of a great neighbourhood restaurant offering tasty food and drink worth travelling for. That means local, seasonal ingredients, an emphasis on taste and a relaxed, hearty menu!

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Free wifi Dog friendly

where to stay

The Crown at Woodbridge

The Crown at Woodbridge

The Crown at Woodbridge offers all that is great about escaping to the country, with all that is good about staying in a wonderful market town. 

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Free wifi

Mollett’s Farm

Mollett’s Farm

Saxmundham

Mollett’s Farm is a family-run haven of peace and tranquility 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 Westleton Crown

The Westleton Crown

Westleton

The Westleton Crown combines the character and charm of its coaching inn heritage with the comforts of contemporary living: smouldering log fires, 34 stylish bedrooms, award winning AA 2 rosette restaurant, sophisticated wine list and delightful terraced gardens.

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Free wifi Dog friendly

Suffolk Secrets

Suffolk Secrets

Southwold

Suffolk Secrets is proud to offer the best choice of self-catering holiday cottages on The Suffolk Coast.

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Dog friendly

Gypsy Hollow

Gypsy Hollow

Unique bow top gypsy caravan, set in Westhall in rural Suffolk close to the heritage coast, Southwold, Walberswick and Minsmere. 

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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

All Seasons Cottage Breaks

All Seasons Cottage Breaks

Saxmundham

3 charming 4* Self Catering Holiday Cottages in the historic market town of Saxmundham, close to the Suffolk Heritage Coast and within easy reach of all popular places of interest.

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Free wifi Dog friendly