Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Holidays in East Anglia

Windmill Lodges are a log cabin holiday company who offer holidays in East Anglia.
Located in Suffolk, our luxurious and award winning 4 and 5 star holiday log cabins, can be rented for week-long breaks, mid week breaks and weekend breaks. This rental term flexibility allows you book a short relaxing holiday of a length to suit you and we welcome families, couples and groups of friends.

So, whether you would like to get away from the office for a few days during the week or enjoy a romantic weekend break, Windmill Lodges for a holiday in East Anglia, is on hand to provide that perfect, get away tonic, to refresh and recharge your batteries.

Where is East Anglia?

The region known as East Anglia can be found to the East, South East of the country. It is made up of the following counties; Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk but is most easily recognised as being that part of the UK, that bulges out on the right hand side as you look at a map, between The Wash to the North and Southend-on-Sea, to the South. As a region, it is among the most fertile in the country and is a famous producer of fresh fruit and veg, cereals, all kinds of meats and fish, tasty preserves and honey and of course, wines and beers.

At just under an hour away from London, Windmill Lodges offer holidays in East Anglia, which are the ideal getaway for the stressed executive couple or the busy family who just fancy a change of scenery.

What is there to do here?

A holiday in Suffolk East Anglia may offer a slower pace of life, but that does not mean there’s nothing to do here, far from it. Suffolk allows you to escape the crowded trains and traffic jams and spend time feeding the soul instead. Getting out into the fresh air, visiting the Suffolk coast, enjoying sunsets and dawn choruses! These are all waiting for you at our peaceful countryside location.

Natural wonders aside, there is sailing off the coast, mountain biking on the heaths and long walks that take in some quite beautiful, chocolate box type market towns and villages and there is history at every turn. This part of the world is home to many an ancient castle and to the unusual Martello Towers. The Martello Towers were the result of an early nineteenth century construction project, designed to shore up our land defences and protect mainland Britain from an attack from the French or any other nation that dared try their luck. They were constructed all along the Suffolk, Essex and Sussex coast to act as look out towers and defences just in case our ships failed to halt an attack.

These towers, in their various states of repair and the many, far older castles in the area make for interesting and memorable excursions and great photo opportunities. Check out the curtain walled, 12th century castle at Framlingham or the remarkably well-preserved castle keep from the same era at Orford. From there, it’s not far to Orford Ness. A short boat trip brings you to this wild and remote shingle spit, the largest of its kind in Europe. Here, you can follow trails through picturesque landscapes and discover a history, both natural and man-made, that will delight and intrigue you, whatever your age..

There is also bird watching at Minsmere, crabbing (which the kids will love) at Walberswick and art galleries and boutique shops to browse at Aldeburgh. Whatever your interests, be it pottering around old towns or walking in nature, the stunning county of Suffolk with its quaint character and friendly laid back locals has plenty to do for all ages.

How to get here
By road, the area in well served by the A12 and the A14. If you are coming from London by car you will almost certainly use the A12. Running from London to Great Yarmouth in Norfolk it passes through Bow and Hackney Wick before heading North East and passing through Leytonstone, Redbridge and Romford. Once in Essex it runs by Brentwood, Chelmsford and Colchester before entering the county of Suffolk whereupon it passes Ipswich and Woodbridge. Windmill Lodges is approximately 13 miles from Woodbridge.
A similar route is followed by rail with the Great Eastern Main Line railway serving London Liverpool St, Chelmsford, Colchester and Ipswich. You should change at Ipswich and take the East Suffolk Line to Woodbridge. Take a taxi from there and within a short time you’ll be checking in.
Coming to us from the Midlands and the North, you will doubtless use the A14. This links the Port of Felixstowe to Newmarket and Cambridge where it meets the M11 and from there it goes on to pick up the A1 and M1 for connections further North and to the North West.

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