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Plan your staycation in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond

Plan your post-lockdown staycation to Bury St Edmunds & Beyond...

The wait is over! We know you've been looking forward to planning a staycation this summer, and a stay in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond is just what you need; whether you're looking for a family break, couples getaway, a weekend of culture or an outdoor adventure. Choose from self-catering for those who want the freedom to do their own thing, camping and glamping for adventurers, as well as cosy B&Bs and luxury hotels, whatever you choose you’ll be sure to be charmed by the beauty and history of this beautiful part of the Suffolk countryside. 

We've put together this handy guide to help you plan your post-lockdown getaway!

Self Catering

Best of Suffolk 

Stylish holiday cottages await you when you book with Best of Suffolk. This multi-award winning agency brings boutique standards to holiday letting and achieves the highest levels of customer service. From a weekend bolthole to a much longer holiday for a larger group there is a wealth of choice and each property uniquely styled and impeccably presented to delight its guests. 

 For re-opening information, terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.bestofsuffolk.co.uk/

Garden Corner

Garden Corner is a cosy home away from home, sleeping four, it is situated within 1/3 acre of attractive gardens, just ten minutes walking distance from Bury St Edmunds. Visitors will enjoy the privacy of this secluded accommodation, which has been awarded 4 stars from ‘Visit Britain’.

Re-opening on 4th July, for booking terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit http://www.burygardencorner.co.uk/

Holidaycottages.co.uk 

Let the good times begin as you choose your staycation accommodation from a a whole range on offer through holidaycottages.co.ukwho offer hand-picked and personally inspected holiday lets across Suffolk- ideal for exploring Bury St Edmunds and beyond. 

The self-catering options include spacious farmhouses and charming thatched cottages and can be tailored to suit couples seeking romantic breaks, whole families and even dog friendly trips. If you’re looking to indulge then why not enquire about one of the luxury cottages available? With open fires, games rooms and even hot tubs, the fun starts here.

For re-opening information, terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.holidaycottages.co.uk/suffolk

Kentwell Hall Holiday Lets

Even your arrival to this historic Tudor house is special; drive down a ¾ mile long avenue lined with Lime trees and see the breathtaking moat and two original bridges surrounding the property. Kentwell Hall Holiday Lets much-loved family home can be yours too, with its timber beams, nooks and crannies, antique furniture and extensive gardens. 

The Hall Barn is well suited to a family celebration, sleeping up to fourteen people. The Lodge Cottage is charming and stylish, sleeping up to four people, and the Grooms Cottage is a simple and stylish place to stay, located in the stable yard.

For reopening information, terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.kentwell.co.uk/accommodation

Mill House Holiday Cottages

Mill House Holiday Cottages comprises three charming self-catering cottages, all of which offer a little something different, in the heart of beautiful Constable country. The cottages have everything you need for a pleasurable stay, including linen and towels, WIFI and a fully equipped kitchen. 

There are many additional facilities for your pleasure, including tennis, badminton and lawn games - all free of charge. If you’re feeling more sedentary why not relax in one of the many gardens and read a book in a sunny spot.

For booking terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit http://www.millhouse-hitcham.co.uk

National Trust Ickworth Holiday Cottages

The Ickworth Estate is a vast national Trust site which comprises the Italianate Palace in the heart of an ancient deer park, formal gardens, pleasure gardens and woodlands as well as a hotel. But nestled away in different acres of the grounds are five characterful holiday cottages, each with their own story to tell…

Keepers Cottage and Carpenters Cottage, as the names suggest, once housed generations of gamekeepers and estate carpenters. Today they offer stylish privacy at the heart of the working estate. Gardens House has the added bonus of a private garden haven and direct access to the surrounding parkland through a secret door in the high walls.

 The unforgettable ‘Roundhouse’ evokes the Ickworth Rotunda in miniature and was originally designed as a prestigious hunting lodge for guests attending estate shoots. The spacious three bedroom retreat is hidden away in a tranquil woodland glade near Fairy Lake- absolutely magical.

For re-opening information, terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth/features/stay-in-a-holiday-cottage-at-ickworth

Rede Hall Farm Park

The chance to stay amongst the hustle bustle of a working farm is an opportunity not to be missed! Rede Hall Farm breeds, trains and works rare breed Suffolk Punch horses, and boasts two fantastic red brick and flint cottages, each four star rated and fully self-contained. 

Jenny Wren cottage has a unique wrought iron staircase and an airy galleried sitting room as well as three bedrooms. Nuthatch Cottage boasts a grand four-poster bed and relaxed gallery area too. Well-behaved dogs are welcome and there are wonderful dog walks nearby. Children will love the playhouse and swing, and the many animals on site.

Re-opening for bookings on 6th July, for terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit http://redehallfarmpark.co.uk/

Stable Cottage Tostock

Stable Cottage Tostock is an elegant, converted barn, light, airy and spacious with room for two lucky guests. The modern kitchen is fully equipped with all you need to prepare a delicious meal. The bedroom is tranquil and calm; the ideal retreat. Outside, there is a sunny patio set inside an enclosed garden, great for alfresco breakfasts.

For booking terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.suffolkcottageholidays.com/bury-and-the-wool-towns/tostock-cottages/sbc-stable-cottage

Suffolk Cottage Holidays

The knowledgeable folk at Suffolk Cottage holidays will find you just what you’re looking for, from cosy apartments to grand country houses and everything in between.  As Suffolk’s only specialist countryside letting agency, the team (who themselves are based in Suffolk) know exactly what to recommend and can provide a highly personalized service to suit your every need and find that special self-catering holiday property.

Holidays are open for booking from 4th July, for terms & conditions and procedures in place visit https://www.suffolkcottageholidays.com/

The Stable at Mullion Barn

The Stable at Mullion Barn is a self-catering holiday annex hidden away in a beautifully restored 17th Century Grade 2 listed barn in the peaceful village of Hessett. The accommodation has a wealth of period features including oak stud walls and a diamond mullion window. This sympathetically and stylishly converted barn dates back to 1610 and offers guests the best of both worlds with charming ambience alongside modern features.

Enjoy cotton bed linen and fluffy white towels as well a well situated garden table and chairs just through the patio doors, allowing you to dine alfresco.

Re-opening on the 4th July, for terms & conditions and booking procedures in place, visit http://www.mullionbarn.com/

The Windmill Suffolk

Have you ever spent the night in a real windmill? Well, now’s your chance to do just that.The Windmill Suffolk, set in a secluded acre of land seven miles from Bury St Edmunds is the perfect contemporary country hideaway for adventurers who seek a touch of luxury. 

Recently featured on Channel 4’s George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, there’s a wonderful uninterrupted panoramic view from the top floor living space, luxurious velvet sofas, bespoke handmade super-king sized beds and a walk-in monsoon rain-shower - big enough for two.

The Windmill re-opens on 4th July, but don't hang around, this beautiful property is booking up fast! Visit https://www.thewindmillsuffolk.com/

Upthorpe Lodges

For guilt free luxury look no further than Upthorpe Lodges in the stunning Suffolk countryside. Each lodge has its own private garden with south-facing sun deck and indulgent hot tub. Each lodge has been carefully designed to fulfill it’s eco- credentials; with solar panels on the roof, and clad with sustainably sourced Cedar from British Columbia. Inside, visitors will feel at home with calm color palettes and relaxing soft furnishing throughout, and with your own private hot tub, a peaceful stay awaits.

Re-opening for bookings from 4th July, for terms & conditions and procedures in place visit https://upthorpelodges.co.uk/

West Stow Hall  

At West Stow Hall elegance and luxury abounds. There are a number of self catering options to choos from in the grounds of this stunning Tudor home. 

The grounds are attractive and steeped in history; there is evidence to suggest that West Stow hall was built by Sir John Croftes, who was ‘Master of the horse to Mary Tudor’. The Hall and surrounding gardens and land are full of little surprises and hidden details such as the lavender lined pathways and the orchard as well as the wood burning stove and colourful Moroccan tiles in the studio. 

If you choose to stay in ‘orchard cottage’ you’ll see the exposed beams, a traditional Suffolk floor and can enjoy a spacious open-plan living and dining area. ‘Gardner’s cottage’ is a peaceful flint and stone building set within the old walled gardens of the Hall. It is south facing- perfect for BBQs, and is surrounded by fields of horses, a great location for a family retreat. 

For re-opening information, terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.weststowhall.com/

Wylene Holiday Home

Wylene Holiday Home is a pleasant and spacious bungalow on the eastern outskirts of Great Barton village, is an excellent base for exploring East Anglia. Ideal for visitors who enjoy exploring the Suffolk countryside on foot or by bike, and the perfect accommodation for a large group of up to eight. Inside, the property is cosy and comfortable, perfect for winding down after a busy day out and about.

Re-opening from 6th July, for terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit http://wyleneholidayhome.co.uk/

Camping & Glamping

Kettles Farm Glamping 

The pods at Kettles Farm are deceptively spacious inside, with all you could need for a comfortable, including a double bed, sofa bed, kitchen facilities, toilet and sink, as well as outdoor furniture and a BBQ area.   Kettles farm is perfect for anyone keen on fishing, with a lake full of Carp, Roach and Rudd. 

It’s also a great base for walking and cycling, with lots of grassy space for families to enjoy. Re-opening for bookings on 4th July, for terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.kettlesfarmglamping.com/

West Stow Pods 

West Stow Pods offer a unique and tranquil glamping experience in the heart of Suffolk’s scenic countryside and were listed by The Guardian as one of the top 10 best Glamping sites in the UK. The choices of accommodation range from cosy mega pods and magical forest lodges among the trees, to the very special ‘Pod Hollow’; a subterranean dwelling complete with quirky furnishings. 

Located on the edge of The Kings Forest, there is plenty to do nearby, including a range of exciting walks, West Stow Anglo Saxon Gardens and Fullers Mill Gardens, which is within easy walking distance. Whether you choose to get active outdoors, or soak up the atmosphere on the veranda with a glass of wine, you’ll be sure to leave feeling refreshed and invigorated.

Re-opening on 4th July, for terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.weststowpods.co.uk/

Wigwam Holidays at Maglia Rosso

The south facing glamping cabins at Maglia Rosso are top of the range and each include an ensuite shower room and kitchenette as well as a double bed and double sofa bed in each. 

The site itself has plenty to do for all the family, with a cycle centre, café and childrens’ area as well as plenty of cycle routes for miles around- a great way to explore the Suffolk countryside.

Re-opening for bookings on 4th July, for terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.wigwamholidays.com/wigwam-guarantee

Hotels

All Saints Hotel 

Step away from the outside world and enjoy some ‘me time’ at the All Saints Hotel. Located on the outskirts on Bury St Edmunds, the hotel boasts 41 recently refurbished rooms, many of which have a panoramic view of the 18-hole golf course.  

 The View bar and restaurant encompasses cutting edge design and an open kitchen so that diners can watch the head chef weave culinary magic from locally sourced ingredients. 

 For re-opening information, terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.allsaintshotel.com/

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa

Originally a Georgian hunting lodge, nowadays Bedford Lodge combines the charm and character of a country house with the very best in modern luxury and comfort. Set in three acres of secluded rose gardens and near to many famous paddocks and stables in the racing town of Newmarket; visitors are well placed to soak up the heritage and culture of this distinguished market town. 

The rooms are warm and friendly with stylish features that create a ‘home from home’ for all who stay. For family get-togethers why not stay in ‘The Mews’, which can accommodate six guests, with their own private dining area and dedicated parking, all with an exclusive view of the neighboring famous trainer’s yard. All bedrooms in The Mews have been fitted with a range of deluxe features such as Bose speakers, Hotel Chocolat chocolates and Nespresso coffee machines.

Re-opening from 1st September, for terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://bedfordlodgehotel.co.uk/

Best Western Priory Hotel 

The elegant Priory Hotel has an historic past; originally home to Franciscan Friars, known as the Babwell Friars, who were assigned to St Saviours Hospital until 1538. Now, the site houses the recently refurbished Hotel, which provides guests with a truly relaxing environment to enjoy nature and wind-down.  

 The delightful garden rooms have direct access to the large lawned area and secret gardens and are kitted out with all the amenities you could need during your stay such as complimentary tea and coffee, television, wifi and fluffy towels. For re-opening information, terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.bestwestern.co.uk/hotels/best-western-priory-hotel-83266

Dragonfly Hotel 

The Dragonfly Hotel is a great base for folks who want to explore the delights of Bury St Edmunds. Ideally located on the edge of the old town, and within easy reach of Cambridge, Ely and Newmarket, visitors are well placed to sightsee and take in local attractions.  A warm welcome awaits you, with all the rooms having recently undergone refurbishment in stylish shades of copper and burnt orange. 

The luxury king-sized beds benefit from Hypnos mattresses and there are tea and coffee making facilities as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. There’s also an exciting new range of choices for breakfast and a recently launched all day dining menu.  

 Re-opening for bookings on 4th July, for terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.dragonflyburystedmunds.co.uk/

The Angel Hotel

The stunning Angel Hotel is a Georgian boutique hotel, draped in ivy and steeped in history, with a modern twist of urban chic. Located at the heart of the city, visitors will find that they are just a stones throw from local landmarks, shops and restaurants, so venturing out to explore is highly convenient. 

All rooms are en suite, with thoughtful touches like warm tones and Temple Spa toiletries, and If you are looking for an upgrade, some of the suites come with elegant copper baths. The hotel’s restaurant the ‘Angel Eaterie’ has a great reputation locally and serves Suffolk produce artfully prepared.

Re-opening for bookings from 4th July, for terms & conditions and procedures, visit https://www.theangel.co.uk/

The Black Lion Long Melford

The Black Lion is situated in Long Melford, close to the river Stour and in what was once a prominent Suffolk Wool town; an area synonymous with weavers in the 15th Century. Today the hotel seeks to provide authentic experiences for guests who wish to enjoy the beauty of the country and the coast. Choose to stay in one of ten individually styled bedrooms, which are furnished with king-sized beds, Egyptian cotton linen and traditional bathrooms where you can soak your stresses away. Enjoy impeccable attention to detail and everything you need for a comfortable stay in a snug, luxury or family room. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining; with breakfast, A la Carte and set lunch menus, as well as the famous Sunday lunch. You can even treat yourself to afternoon tea with a carefully curated menu of savory and sweet delicacies- this is a must-try.

The hotel is re-opening from 7th August and the restaurant re-opens on 25th July. For terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.theblacklionlongmelford.com/

The Ickworth Hotel

Set among 1,800 acres of majestic Suffolk parkland, The Ickworth Hotel is part of an estate dating back to 1702 and now owned by the National Trust. This exceptional hotel has been lovingly and sensitively restored to provide a truly unique experience for guests. 

Traverse the huge site by bicycle; great fun for all the family, exploring the grounds and uncovering secret gardens, a croquet lawn and extraordinary views. Guests can also enjoy a gourmet picnic, with sandwiches, salads, breads, Eton mess and drinks - perfect for a family day out. Great care has been taken to ensure that families with young children can still enjoy a bespoke luxury experience, with the den running a range of activities for parents and children. 

Re-opening from 4th July, for terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.ickworthhotel.co.uk/

The Northgate

This striking Northgate hotel is re-defining the boutique hotel experience, with ten uniquely styled rooms each cleverly designed to maintain stunning period features such as sash windows and original fireplaces.  Add to this the more modern luxurious elements such as oversized free-standing baths, sumptuous linen, marble tiles and decadent padded headboards and you have rooms that are both relaxed and refined in equal measure. 

The award-winning restaurants serves modern British menus that celebrate the fabulous provenance of East Anglia, from breakfast and light bites to lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. 

The hotel is re-opening from 7th August, the restaurant is opening from 18th July. For terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.thenorthgate.com/

The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa

The beautiful village of Lavenham is widely considered one of the best surviving examples of a medieval town. Surrounded by Suffolk countryside and ancient timber buildings, The Swan at Lavenham offers guests the opportunity to stay in the heart of its history, deep in rural Suffolk. 

Rooms combine the best of contemporary comforts with sloping original beams, leaded windows and medieval wall hangings, to create a tranquil atmosphere in which to unwind. The Gallery Restaurant or Brasserie 487 are renowned for their creative use of gorgeous local and seasonal produce, and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as afternoon tea.

Re-opening for bookings from 4th July, for terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://theswanatlavenham.co.uk/

Bed & Breakfasts

Box Bush B&B and Holiday Cottage

If you crave a true taste of the countryside, head to Box Bush Cottage for an authentic rustic experience in tranquil farmland. The breakfast on offer includes eggs from the resident hens and can be enjoyed in the pretty gardens. 

Ideally situated to explore the picturesque villages of Lavenham, Long Melford and Clare there's also a range of local pubs serving food nearby, plus a range of walking and cycling routes to enjoy.

For re-opening information, terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.boxbushcottage.co.uk/en-GB

Church Farm Bed & Breakfast

A beautiful flint cottage set in the grounds of a busy working fruit farm, the Church Farm Bed and breakfast a home from home. The family-run 200-acre farm grows raspberries, strawberries, apples and pears and is bustling all year round, even selling Christmas trees in the winter months. 

Artists will find plenty to inspire them and are welcome to take a seat on one of the many well-placed benches to stop and capture the blossom-laden fruit trees, wildlife and farm life. 

The rooms are stunning, with great attention to detail and include super king sized beds, tasteful classic pieces of furniture and the softest linen. You’ll even find fragrant bath oils and complimentary cake on arrival. The farmhouse breakfast includes preserves, which of course are made from the farm’s own fruit as well as homemade apple juice and other local produce.  

For re-opening information, terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.churchfarmbandbsuffolk.com/

Drinkstone Park Bed & Breakfast

The award winning Drinkstone Park B&B is located among acres of landscaped gardens, awash with flowers to delight the senses. All rooms are ensuite and each has its own distinctive character and style- though they all share a sense of tranquillity. 

Drinkstone has a reputation for fantastic breakfasts, which begin with freshly squeezed orange or apple juice and move on to a whole range of choices, each as delicious as the last, with all diets catered for. Choose from scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, eggs Florentine and even American style pancakes with maple syrup and blueberries as well as a traditional full English.

For re-opening information, terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.drinkstonepark.co.uk/

Meadow House B&B

Meadow house Bed and Breakfast is the perfect solution for large groups seeking

somewhere to stay together, with a wide range of rooms in a large house, as well as a separate coach house annex, all set in two acres of wooded grounds for relaxation and complete privacy. 

The generous and delicious English breakfasts are cooked to order and there are also vegetarian and continental options available. Meadow house is located in Burwell, 10 miles from the scholarly city of Cambridge, and only four miles from Newmarket - ideal if you want to visit the racecourse.

 For re-opening information, terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit http://www.themeadowhouse.co.uk/

Old Cannon Brewery 

A unique place to stay the night, and a must-do for fans of all things ale, the Old Cannon Brewery dates back to before world war one and today is the ideal location to sample a whole range of in-house brewed ales as well as seeing them being brewed. 

The rooms are relaxing and include a selection of amenities (including a bottle of beer!) as well as free secure off street parking, allowing you the freedom to explore the nearby town of Bury St Edmunds and its many sights. 

Breakfast is fantatsic, with a continental buffet to start, followed by a choice of delicious options including Eggs Benedict, French toast and the Brewer’s breakfast which includes local butcher’s sausages flavoured with the brewery’s own beer.

Re-opening for bookings from 4th July, for terms & conditions and procedures in place visit https://www.oldcannonbrewery.co.uk/

The Blackboy Pub

You can’t get much more traditional that the friendly Blackboy Pub in the medieval centre of Bury St Edmunds. Its location makes this place a great stop over for walkers and sightseers who need a well-located place to stay during their journey. The pub is warm and welcoming, with a range of local ales to enjoy. The rooms are practical and comfortable and include a hearty breakfast.

For re-opening information, terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit http://www.theblackboypublichouse.co.uk/

The Bushel B&B 

You’ll have a warm welcome at The Bushel. Located in the centre of Bury St Edmunds, this 15th Century coaching inn maintains some of the authentic features of the inn that stood on St John’s Street in the 15th Century and combines them with modern flourishes.  

 The rooms are stylish and bright, with everything you need for a relaxing stay, and the communal spaces are elegant, with leafy hanging plants and unusual art on show. Brunch is available until noon, so you can enjoy a slow start to the day, perhaps reading the paper and choosing from an extensive menu including the classic full English (veggie option also available) as well as more unusual options such as chorizo bake and eggs, smoked salmon and even steak and eggs.  

 Re-opening for bookings on 6th July, for terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.greenekinginns.co.uk/hotels/the-bushel/

The Fox Inn B&B

The Fox Inn is housed in a lovingly converted 15th century inn, brimming with hospitality and charm and perfectly located for exploring rural Suffolk.

The rooms themselves have individual style and include luxurious details such as huge comfortable beds, crisp linen and even under floor heating. Elements such as four posters beds, couples’ vanity stands and modern freestanding baths evoke a modern decadence in this historic setting. The late check out as standard means that you can enjoy a lie in and make your way to breakfast in your own time. 

The menus on offer are extensive and include a range of traditional fayre, so you can relax and stay for lunch and even dinner.

Re-opening for bookings on 6th July, for terms & conditions and procedures in place, visit https://www.greenekinginns.co.uk/hotels/fox-inn/

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