Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Log Cabin Holidays – Get Back to Nature!

For those of us who jump at the chance to get back in touch with nature, log cabin holidays are something we all dream about. Great for couples, weekend breaks with friends, or week long family getaways, country breaks in a wooden cabin appeal to all age groups. Windmill Lodges is an exclusive development of luxury log cabins, in a secluded rural location right in the heart of Suffolk. All seven lodges are set around a half acre private catch and release fishing lake well stocked with carp and tench and we also have a heated swimming pool for our guests to enjoy during the summer months (May – October).

Windmill Lodges is based in the village of Saxstead just two miles from the historic market town of Framlingham and 15 miles from Woodbridge on the River Deben. Our log cabin holiday accommodation is close to Suffolk’s stunning coastline as well as acres of designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). So we are well placed for nature lovers and all those who enjoy spending time in the English countryside!

Luxurious Accommodation with Nature on Your Doorstep!

Windmill Lodges offer high quality, luxury self-catering accommodation – with all of the comforts of a Suffolk cottage holiday. You also get the added bonus that nature is right on your doorstep! What's more, each of our luxury log cabins has its own private outdoor hot tub with jets and blowers, so you can relax and take in beautiful Suffolk countryside while you soothe any worries away.

Inside each of our holiday lodges you will find high spec, 4 or 5 star self catering accommodation with everything you will need for a relaxing, comfortable break. For example the kitchens are fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, full size-fridge and cooker. TV’s are in all the bedrooms offering the full range of free digital channels and a video and DVD player are provided. Also for your entertainment, all cabins have CD players and a radio. And although time-out in the country can mean switching off your mobile phone and laptop to leave day to day concerns behind, free Wifi is available in every cabin, should you wish to use it.

Log cabin holidays offer the chance to really be at one with nature. Scenic views and wooden surrounds will make your stay with us feel truly relaxing. They are ideally suited to the outdoors type, offering plenty of fresh air and vitalising walks. Each lodge is equipped for dining outside too, with a barbecue and patio furniture provided. So in the summer months, you can cook up an evening meal and dine al-fresco, whilst listening to the sounds of nature.

Wildlife abounds around our log cabins. It is normal to see ducks, rabbits and a wide range of birds and if you are lucky, you might get a glimpse of the odd muntjac deer.

Try Your Hand at Fishing!

Fishing is one of the most popular sports in England, with more than 3 million people regularly casting their lines into lakes and rivers all over the country. It is also extremely relaxing and a lovely way to spend time in nature, gently reflecting and relaxing. Our cabins overlook a pretty fishing lake so you can enjoy the peace and quiet of this tranquil setting and try your luck catching carp and tench from 1.5 lb to 6 lbs.

Our lake is open all year round for the exclusive use of our guests, so you are guaranteed some undisturbed angling. Don’t worry either about loading up the car with fishing equipment before you come. At reception we have everything you will need for a day's fishing, including bait, hooks and floats. We also have fishing rods, landing nets and a beginner's guide book suitable for those who need some tips.

Suffolk is a Nature Lover's Paradise!

Log cabin holidays in Suffolk are ideal for those who enjoy a range of outdoor activities. For example, bird watching, sailing, horse-riding, golf and cycling are all on offer here at various locations throughout the county.

Bird Watching

The best place to go bird watching in Suffolk is at the RSPB site at Minsmere. Advocet, Nightingales and Mash Harrier are some of the birds that can be seen here, depending on the season. Events are held throughout the year including relaxed winter walks, when some of the best wildlife can be spotted. These walks are ideal for beginners or more experienced ornithologists and you warm up with a bowl of soup afterwards, bought from the visitor’s centre. Minsmere is for people of all ages. If you are holidaying with the family, in addition to guided walks, there is also the chance for fun hands-on activities for children such as face painting, nest building and pond-dipping.


If you prefer water to land, Suffolk is a great place to visit for sailing activities. Viking Marinas in Ipswich gives you the chance to get away from it all and take in some sea air. They have a variety of fully-equipped sailing yachts and power boats for a day-out to remember. Days can be tailored to your needs or you can also pick one of their fixed price packages. They offer river trips and luxury sailing activities on the River Orwell or further afield.

Alton Water Sports Centre is open daily throughout the year, excluding Christmas Day, for members or day visitors. Here you can take part in any one of their activities including sailing, canoeing, rowing, windsurfing or paddle boarding. It is great for holiday activities or special events such as stag weekends.

Horse Riding

If riding is more your thing, take in the beauty of the Suffolk countryside by horseback by visiting one of the nearby riding stables. There are many of these nearby including Valley Farm Riding and Driving Centre Wickham Market, Woodbridge. This is suitable for people of all ages and abilities, including people with disabilities. All sorts of camps are run here such as junior cavalry, equestrian clinics and circus skills. Gym-Khana in Ufford, near Woodbridge, also offers horse riding lessons. These are available for those aged two years and upwards.

Golfing is great to do in Suffolk and means you can take in some beautiful scenery as you stroll from one hole to another. If you are a complete beginner, it is advisable to take lessons before you start because you will need to know how to hold the club correctly and master some of the techniques. Most clubs offer lessons for beginners; Seckford Golf Club and St Audry’s Golf Club are based in and around the Woodbridge area. Seckford Golf Club offers an introductory class for beginners, which is a day-long event including lunch. Audry’s Golf Club offers a chance to play nine holes for a limited fee and golfing here is suitable for all abilities.


Cycling is also a great way to get out and about and explore the Suffolk countryside. Byways Bicycles are 12 miles from the site at Priory Farm, Priory Lane, Darsham, and offer bicycle hire for adults and juniors. Car parking is available on site and the staff here are happy to help you plan your route. Most of their bikes are suitable for off-road use.

Click here to view our self-catering wooden cabin holiday lets in the heart of the Suffolk countryside for a luxury week-long retreat or weekend break.

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