Christmas Stays in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond

Spend Christmas in historic Bury St Edmunds and the beautiful Suffolk countryside...

Christmas in Bury St Edmunds is a magical experience - whether you're looking to put your feet up, or escape the festive madness, book a stay at one of these accommodation providers - all with availability this Christmas!

Kettles Farm

If you want to escape the craziness of the festive season and enjoy the simple things in life, then a stay at Kettles Farm is perfect for you! Best still, you needn't pay more just because it's Christmas, as the big pods are the usual £90 per night, whilst the Small pod Wren is just £70 per night.

All pods are insulated and heated with hot and cold running water. The large pods have their own toilet and wash basin, plus there's an electric hob in the shower and toilet block kitchen, where there are pots and pans and cooking utensils if you fancy rustling up some festive fayre.

All the pods have fridge freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, all cutlery and crockery and all bedding is provided. There's WiFi if you want to stream the Queen's speach, plus your own BBQ and fire pit.

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Old Cannon Brewery

The ideal Christmas present for an ale lover? A stay at Old Cannon Brewery B&B! The B&B is ideally situated for exploring Bury St Edmunds and the Suffolk countryside. 

With availability on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day at £150 per night based on 2 sharing, it's the ideal place to spend quality time with a loved one in the historic town. The brewery is home to a restaurant too, where you can enjoy your Christmas Day breakfast and dinner, or why not take a walk through through the town and enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch at one of the many award-winning restaurants.

The Angel

The stunning Angel Hotel boasts one of Bury St Edmund's most picturesque locations; with views of the Abbey Gardens and Angel Hill. With roaring fires, a stylish eaterie for your Christmas dinner and a sumptuous lounge and bar for you relax in, you can truly indulge and put your feet up this Christmas. 

There are a range of rooms available on a bed and breakfast basis, priced from £177 per room per night. Your stay includes a delicious full Suffolk breakfast in the eaterie, WiFi and a TV so you needn't miss all the festive films!

For an extra special experience, book a Contemporary Suite; with views of the Abbey and a free standing copper bath for you to soak in with a glass of bubbly.

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The Swan at Lavenham

Spend a magical Christmas in the heart of Suffolk at the 15th century Swan at Lavenham Hotel and Spa. The luxurious half-timbered hotel with its oak beamed interiors, roaring log fires, cosy nooks and delicious food, is the perfect place to enjoy a special three-night festive package. 

The hotel’s boutique Weavers’ House Spa is open on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day for pamper treatments or enjoy a relaxing soak in the outdoor vitality pool – heated to 38-40 degrees you will be warm and cosy even if its frosty!

Arriving on Christmas Eve you will be warmly welcomed with a glass of hot mulled wine, then settle into your cosy room before enjoying a cream afternoon tea in front of the crackling open fire. Later mingle with fellow guests over champagne and canapés as the local choir sing carols and sit down to a four-course candlelit dinner in the AA two rosette Gallery restaurant. Afterwards you can join local villagers at Midnight Mass in the beautifully decorated Lavenham Church of St Peter and St Paul, before returning to the hotel for a late-night glass of mulled wine and mince pies.

Celebrations start at 12noon on Christmas Day with a champagne reception amidst the ancient oak beams. The traditional five-course lunch with all the trimmings will be served from 12.30pm in the Gallery restaurant, where the high vaulted ceiling and minstrels gallery create the perfect setting for a festive feast. For those who are still hungry, there’s a buffet and Christmas quiz in the evening. 

On Boxing Day a three-course lunch and a candlelit dinner are also included plus an optional guided walk around the historic medieval village of Lavenham, which will be seasonally decorated with greenery, festive lights and a huge Christmas tree. After a leisurely breakfast on 27th December its time to check out and bid farewell to new friends and the Hotel Folk. 

The three-night package starts from £1,839 for two sharing. To book call The Swan on 01787 247477, Additional nights can also be booked and room upgrades are available at a supplement.

Upthorpe Lodges

Snuggle up in your very own eco lodge and start your Christmas day with a soak in your own private hot tub at Upthorpe Lodges. Birch Lodge is available for a 3 night stay and comes complete with a king size bed, large shower, smart TV and a fully equipped kitchen; where you can rustle up Christmas dinner or a buffet of Suffolk finest fayre, or should you wish to leave the cooking to professionals, there are a selection of pubs and eateries in the surrounding villages. 

Come Christmas morning, head out for a wintery walk in the surrounding Suffolk countryside following the numerous footpaths and bridleways leading off from the lodges before heading back and soaking in the bubbles of your own hot tub. 

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West Stow Hall

It doesn't get much more picture-perfect than West Stow Hall; a Grade 1 Tudor listed property, with roaring fires, beams and beautiful gardens. Situated within the grounds, Orchard Cottage is full of light, bright and airy with full length windows & double doors that give lovely views of the orchard and paddocks beyond. The cottage is available from 16th - 26th December for a minimum 2-night stay. 

There are two double bedrooms, ideal for a couple or family, with en-suite shower rooms and an open plan living /kitchen area. There's a fully equipped kitchen to cook your Christmas dinner in plus Wi-Fi and freesat TV. 

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Suffolk Cottage Holidays

It's that wonderful time of the year and the festivities are in full flow! If you haven't sorted out your Christmas or New Year self-catering break then now is the time.

From cosy cottages to contemporary apartments and from manor houses to barn conversions, Suffolk Cottage Holidays can help you find a short break, long stay or even a three month getaway in Bury St Edmunds and Beyond!

As an early Christmas present Suffolk Cottage Holidays are offering 10% OFF selected properties AND a £50 voucher*! Simply enter promo code HOHOHO to receive your discount and your voucher will be dispatched in the new year. 

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