Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Luxury Log Cabin Holiday Accommodation Close to Framlingham in Suffolk

Windmill Lodges is the ideal location for a relaxing holiday in Suffolk. If you want to get away for it all for a long weekend, mid week break or longer holiday and like self catering holiday accommodation, you will love Windmill Lodges! As luxurious as a Suffolk holiday cottage (maybe more so) and close to nature, or log cabins with private hot tubs are just the tonic to unwind, relax and restore.

Spotlight on Framlingham and the surrounding area

Just 2 miles from Windmill Lodges, Framlingham is a wonderfully picturesque and historic market town which boasts a stunning 12th Century curtain walled castle as well as lots of quaint little shops and it has an olde worlde charm that will have you buying postcards, not just for your friends but to keep as pictorial reminders of your visit.

As chocolate box as it is, Framlingham still has all the local amenities you would expect from a thriving and busy little town. There is a supermarket, a chemist, a newsagent and bakery, as well as a post office and a petrol station. On Tuesdays and Saturdays every week, a small market is held in the town square and it is to the town square that the locals come, to frequent the pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Here are some suggestions on things you might like to do whilst staying at Windmill Lodges near Framlingham.

Entertainments for children

Just try to keep the kids away from Framlingham Castle! It’s incredible, even to adults and to children, it is simply magical. It is stories of princesses locked in towers, of gallant knights who fought courageous battles against huge armies and fire breathing dragons. It is King Arthur and Robin Hood; it is Queen Guinevere and Maid Marion. To children Framlingham Castle is all these things and much more, it’s a history lesson and a lesson in culture but above all else, it’s a great day out.

Not far from Framlingham and walking distance from our log cabins is Saxtead Green Post Mill. It was a corn mill and dates back to the late 13th Century but the really cool thing about it is that its whole body revolves on its base. Although it doesn’t mill anything anymore; (milling stopped in 1947), it is still in working order. You can climb the stairs to a number of floors that are filled with fascinating mill machinery and an audio tour will tell you all about it.

Entertainment for the whole family

If you’d like to go out for a meal together one evening, you could pop along to The Crown in Framlingham. They serve up lovely lunches and dinners in stylish surroundings and have a good range of beers and locally produced wines to accompany your meal. The Shawsgate and Oak Hill vineyards are close proximity and both have recently won prestigious awards for their wines. You could even go for a tour around the vineyards and wine tasting.

Another great eatery in Framlingham is The Station pub/restaurant. Here you are assured a most enjoyable night out. The consistently high quality of the food here has given them a great reputation that has endured and increased over the years. The key to their success is simple, high quality, locally sourced fresh produce prepared by accomplished professional chefs and with Aspall’s Cyder orchards just seven miles from the hotel, there’s something nice to wash it all down with. Trips to the orchards and Cyder House can also be arranged if required.

Foodies are spoiled for choice in Framlingham with everything from fine dining to European style cafe. Check out The Lemon Tree Bistro and Kitty’s, The Dancing Goat. If you’d rather a home cooked meal, Framlingham hosts a market every Tuesday and Saturday morning, where you can buy from local producers to cook up a feast back at your lodge. Whilst visiting the market, stop off at the tiny Over the Moon outdoor cafĂ© where the waffles and crepes come highly recommended.

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