Monday, 23 January 2012

Self Catering Holidays Suffolk - Great for a Spring Break!

Now the chaos of Christmas is over, self catering holidays Suffolk could be the spring break you need to recover from the festivities.  Self-catering accommodation offers something for everyone; whether you are organising a family a holiday, are a couple looking for a romantic hideaway or a group of friends getting together for a long weekend. 

Windmill Lodges holiday lets could offer the perfect solution for that great spring break you’ve been waiting for.  With seven individually designed and well equipped log cabins with hot tub, located in a rural setting you’ll be sure of a holiday break to remember.  Self catering holidays Suffolk are plentiful but having been awarded 4 and 5 stars from the English Tourism Council, Windmill Lodges offers a country retreat which guarantees that extra bit of luxury.

Located in Saxtead Green near Framlingham and close to the market town of Woodbridge, the river Deben provides the perfect backdrop for leisurely river walks and sailing, while also offering a fabulous selection of pubs and restaurants.  In addition to luxurious accommodation, Windmill Lodges also offers a well-stocked fishing lake which is exclusive to residents and a heated swimming pool which opens in Easter.

Click here to find out more about out accommodation and to book your self-catering spring break with Windmill Lodges

Why Choose a Self Catering Holiday?
Holidays in the UK are often disregarded due to the fear of bad weather but the benefits such as convenience, cost effectiveness and the wonderful scenery provided here in the UK are not always considered.  Jumping in the car with your family, your partner or a group of friends with a suitcase, a few of your home comforts, couldn’t be easier.  There is no need to worry about whether you’ve remembered the passports, the tickets and if you’ve packed anything you shouldn’t have in your hand luggage!  Just sit back relax and leave all the stress behind - after all isn’t that what holidays are for?

A self catering holiday in the UK may not be for everyone but it does offer that extra bit of flexibility.  Think of the extra time you will have to relax and enjoy your holiday, especially those thinking of taking a short break - where half of that time could be spent waiting around in airports, checking in luggage and troublesome transfers once you arrive at your destination.  Similarly hotel breaks can always seem like a great option but stop and consider the downsides; most hotels stop serving breakfast at around 10am so bang goes your lie in!  Similarly if you’re eating your evening meal at the hotel, you could be limited to one of two sittings - who wants to be restricted by timings when they’re on holiday?

When it comes to self catering holidays, Suffolk offers something for everyone.  A great selection of pubs and restaurants set in quaint country villages and surrounded by fabulous countryside ready to explore regardless of the time of year.  You’ll also have access to Suffolk’s infamous coastline which includes Southwold, Blythburgh, Thorpeness, Aldeburgh and Dunwich.

For the food lovers amongst you, self catering offers the perfect opportunity to indulge your culinary flair by purchasing some of the fine local produce from one of the counties many delis.  Why not take the opportunity to cook that special recipe you’ve been dying to try out?  Some of the best delis include Emmetts of Peasenhall, Leo’s Deli, Lawsons Delicatessen and the Suffolk Food Hall whose butcher was voted best in Suffolk in 2008.  A visit to one of these delis will also allow you to stock up on some lavish accompaniments to your stay, such as fine wine, cheese and chocolates.

Why Stay in a Log Cabin?
Spring is a particularly lovely time to stay in one of our luxury log cabins.  After a tiring day exploring the sites of Suffolk why not cosy up in front of the coal effect fire or relax in the private hot tub featured in all seven of our cabins?  Our log cabins are equipped and furnished to a particularly high standard with leather sofas, wooden floors, flat screen TV’s, DVD and stereo - we even provide free Wifi for the duration of your stay.

Our log cabins offer a spacious open plan living area which extends onto a private veranda overlooking our stunning fishing lake.  The rural location of Windmill Lodges offers a unique holiday experience and the chance of a lifetime to get close to nature.

Why Holiday in Suffolk?
Suffolk is located in close proximity to Essex, Cambridge and Norfolk, so it is also convenient for those travelling from London.  Due to Suffolk’s location in the South East of England, it offers a more favourable climate, with lower average rainfall and higher temperatures than many other parts of the UK.

Regardless of the time of year you visit, there’s always plenty to keep you occupied in Suffolk.  We’ve previously mentioned the wonderful coastline offering both sand and pebble beaches, pretty fishing villages and lighthouses but that’s not all Suffolk is about.  Suffolk is steeped in history, clearly depicted by its many museums, including the National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket, The Beccles and District Museum which relives the town’s history of making watches and clocks; for social and military history visit the Felixstowe museum and there’s also the Long Shop Museum which reflects on two decades of industrial innovation.  Framlingham Castle, Orford Castle and Sutton Hoo are also within easy reach.

For families why not try Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park near Lowestoft for adrenaline rush rollercoasters and log flumes and some more leisurely rides suitable for all the family?  And for those with adventurous children looking for something a bit different, look to Anglia Indoor Karting in Ipswich or Suffolk Leisure Park which offers a wealth of activities including a climbing wall, snowboarding, tobogganing and a golf range.

Why Book a Spring Holiday?
What better time to explore the Suffolk countryside than in spring? It might be cold and gloomy outside now but it won’t be long until the daffodils and crocus are in full bloom.  Whilst there’s still likely to be a chill in the air, particularly in the evening, you may be lucky enough to capture some of the spring sunshine we’ve become accustomed to over the last few years. 

As well as taking advantage of cheaper prices at this time of year, the popular tourist attractions are likely to be less crowded.  Consider visiting the RSPB Minsmere Bird Sanctuary near the beautiful coastal village of Dunwich - a must for bird watchers or the famous Jimmy’s Farm renowned for its rare breed pigs, nature trail and woodland walks.

After a long winter there’s nothing better than wrapping up warm and getting outside to breath in the fresh air.  The trees are green again, the grass is lush and the first of the spring lambs can be seen skipping around at Easton Farm Park; a great opportunity for the children to see these beautiful animals up close (they may even get the chance to feed them) Easton Farm Park is also home to the special events so the children can also get familiar with other spring animals including baby chicks, kid goats and bunny rabbits.

Whatever you decide, Self catering holidays in Suffolk offer endless opportunity.

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