Where to stay around Suffolk?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,342 holiday lettings near Suffolk. From 657 houses to 422 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Suffolk for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Suffolk?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Suffolk. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Southwold: 606 holiday homes
  • Suffolk Coastal District: 1,298 holiday homes
  • Aldeburgh: 494 holiday homes
  • Thorpeness: 483 holiday homes
  • Lowestoft: 459 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Suffolk! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Suffolk?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Suffolk with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Southwold: 606 holiday lettings
  • Aldeburgh: 494 holiday lettings
  • Thorpeness: 483 holiday lettings
  • Lowestoft: 459 holiday lettings
  • Ipswich: 270 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Suffolk?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Suffolk are:

  • Honington Airport (BEQ): 263 self catering accommodations
  • Mildenhall Airport (MHZ): 288 self catering accommodations
  • Stansted Airport (STN): 158 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Suffolk?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Suffolk. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Southwold Beach: 1,054 holiday rentals
  • Suffolk Leisure Park: 616 holiday rentals
  • Center Parcs Elveden Forest: 223 holiday rentals
  • Orford Ness: 963 holiday rentals
  • Kessingland Beach Holiday Park: 1,037 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Suffolk listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Make holiday farmhouses or a holiday cottage in Suffolk your home away from home

Suffolk is a beautiful and highly attractive county in the south east corner of England. The flat countryside of East Anglia is dotted with charming rural villages, ancient market towns and picturesque swathes of woodland, which has made holiday cottages in Suffolk the haunt of painters, writers and those who simply want to get away from it all and enjoy the tranquillity of some of England’s most beautiful countryside. Whether you wish to take a stunning walking holiday, a quiet tour of Suffolk’s towns or are simply hoping to test your skills on a range of Suffolk golf courses, there is a cosy Suffolk holiday cottage just waiting to be discovered.

Things to do on holiday in Suffolk

Suffolk holiday cottages are a perfect base for walking, cycling and riding holidays. The flat, open countryside is ideal for walking and riding, with an expansive maze of footpaths, cycle routes and bridleways covering the whole area. Whether you are hoping to take a short, circular walk after lunch or head out into the country for a long hike or trek, you will have no problem finding a suitable circuit from self catering accommodation in Suffolk. The Angles Way and the paths of the Waveney Valley are fantastic places to start your exploration of the countryside from a Suffolk holiday cottage. There are also plenty of charming, rustic Suffolk public houses in which to get refreshed after a long day’s exercise.

There are a huge range of tourist attractions throughout Suffolk. There are important monuments ranging from the ancient, Anglo-Saxon burial site at Sutton Hoo to the 12th Century Framlingham Castle, and from Bawdsey Radar Station to the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum in Flixton.

The Suffolk Coast is a huge draw to self catering holiday accommodation in Suffolk. There are over 40 miles of Heritage Coast in Suffolk, plenty of charming seaside resorts and numerous sandy beaches on which to sunbathe, build sandcastles and swim. The Suffolk coast is also one of the most natural, with plenty of rare British wildlife seen in the area with reassuring regularity.

Each year, Suffolk hosts a huge range of festivals, events and shows. Suffolk’s yearly calendar is filled to bursting point with events, including the Aldeburgh Music Easter Festival in March, the Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Rally in May, the famous Suffolk Show, also in May, the Ipswich Arts Festival in June, the East of England Tennis Tournament in July and the British Open Crabbing Championships in August. The golf courses in Suffolk are particularly fun to play, as the terrain is wonderfully flat, interrupted only by water hazards and deep rough.

Places to visit on holiday in Suffolk

Minsmere has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, from its position of the Suffolk coast. Anyone with a love for nature or an interest in birds should defiantly make the trip from their self catering Suffolk accommodation to Minsmere, which is also the RSPB’s best nature reserve, with walking trails reaching through some of the most unspoilt habitats left in the region.

While visiting Suffolk, make a detour and rent Norfolk cottages.

Travel to Suffolk

You can easily reach Suffolk accommodation by air, land or sea. There are rail links connecting Suffolk to the whole of the rest of the country, especially London, as well as a good network of roads.

Activities and attractions in Suffolk

Are you searching for things to do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Suffolk a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Colchester Zoo (26.4 mi / 42.5 km)
  • Suffolk Owl Sanctuary (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Blakenham Woodland Garden (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Bramford Golf Centre (9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Fynn Valley Golf Club (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Wyken Vineyards (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)

Seasonal weather in Suffolk

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 21°F.

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Suffolk

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Suffolk is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Helmingham Hall (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Brooke House (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Blakenham Woodland Garden (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Chantry Park (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Wolves Wood RSPB Reserve (11.8 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Alexandra Park (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)