Holidays on the Suffolk coast

In some parts remote and isolated, in others the quintessential British seaside holiday destination, the Suffolk coast is full of places and attractions to suit all tastes.

Families will love Southwold Pier with its quirky exhibits and plenty of spots to enjoy a fresh portion of fish and chips. A little further afield, the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a must for nature lovers and keen walkers. For a history fix, how about exploring Dunwich Heath, Sutton Hoo or the Elizabethan House Museum?

The grand exterior of Tranmer House, Wilford, nr Woodbridge, Suffolk


Located high above the River Deben on the second floor of Tranmer House, Wilford is a large yet cosy holiday home boasting stunning views over the Sutton Hoo estate on one side and boats on the River Deben on the other. There's the nearby coastline to discover and easily accessible nature reserves to explore, and you'll look forward to returning to the lovely sociable open-plan living area after a day out.

The grand exterior of Tranmer House, Kyson nr Woodbridge, Suffolk


The larger of two apartments located on the second floor of Tranmer House, Kyson is a light-filled, airy and homely spot for a break. With the same wonderful views over the River Deben and Sutton Hoo estate as Wilford (mentioned above). Head outside to explore ancient archaeological sites, historic houses and, of course, the beautiful Suffolk coast when you stay.

The exterior  verandah and view at Deben View, nr Woodbridge, Suffolk

Deben View 

Deben View is a large apartment occupying the first floor of Tranmer House on the Sutton Hoo estate. You'll love the oversized verandah which is perfect for alfresco drinks or lunch. You'll also enjoy the beautiful views down to the historic market town of Woodbridge. There are also stunning beaches to discover just a few miles from the apartment.

The view from Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk


Woodlark has fabulous views of Dunwich Heath and beach from every window in the house. This spacious first floor apartment is the largest of three holiday cottages occupying this former coastguard’s residence. Perfect for families looking for beach time and birdwatchers (RSPB Minsmere is next door), Woodlark ticks all of the coastal holiday boxes.

The extensive garden area at Stonechat, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk


In the same row of cottages as Woodlark (above) and Nightjar (below), little Stonechat is the perfect base for avid birdwatchers, with stunning views over the Dunwich Heath nature reserve and it is also within walking distance of RSPB Minsmere. When you stay, keep your eyes out for rare and migrating birds on the coastal lagoons and reedbeds.

The kitchen, dining and bedroom area at Nightjar, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk


Occupying the ground floor of a former coastguards residence, this light, bright, open-plan apartment is situated in a tranquil cliff top setting, high above nearby Minsmere beach. There's a cute private courtyard and a small enclosed garden nearby for enjoying the coastal air. Further afield, the seaside towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh are a short drive away.

Exterior of Bridge Farm Cottage in Suffolk

Bridge Farm Cottage 

Sitting beside a quiet country lane, Bridge Farm Cottage is a pretty semi-detached cottage with magnificent views down to Dunwich village and the sea. When you stay, you can look forward to an easy walk to the local pub, The Ship Inn, where you could stop for lunch before carrying on to explore the beautiful Dunwich beach.

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