Friday, 19 April 2013

How to make the most of the beautiful region of Suffolk during your log cabin holidays with Windmill Lodges.

Holidays in Suffolk give you the best of everything: a stunning coastline, acres of picturesque countryside, a slower pace of life to help you relax and unwind and a wealth of history with fascinating architecture and museums. And what better way to combine all this than spend your vacation in a four or five star log cabin? Windmill Lodges is based in the glorious Suffolk Heritage Coast region, where you are well placed to see all the sights that this beautiful county has to offer.

After a day’s sight-seeing, you can return to idyllic surroundings and enjoy all the luxuries your log cabin has to offer: from a relaxing hot tub, to sumptuous bedrooms, comfy leather sofas, a fully equipped kitchen and a veranda overlooking a picturesque fishing lake. Our log cabins are the perfect way to spend your holidays in Suffolk!

If you are looking to spend a luxury log cabin break in the East of England this season, here are just some of the reasons why Suffolk is the ideal destination.

Reasons to Spend Your Holidays in Suffolk

Stunning Coastline

The Suffolk coastline is simply breathtaking and has more than 40 miles of sand and shingle beaches to explore. For an idyllic, sandy beach, Walberswick is a fantastic destination. Here, you can picnic among the sand-dunes or enjoy an ice-cream from the local kiosk. If you are taking your holidays in Suffolk with children, Walberswick also presents the ideal destination for crabbing – so make sure your kids have their nets and buckets at the ready!

Aldeburgh is a picturesque destination that offers something for everyone and is a wonderful place to visit. Visit the town museum, shop in one of the many independent stores, or buy fresh fish from the local fishermen whose huts line the shore.

For a lively seaside destination, Felixstowe is a fun place to visit and you can try your luck at the gaming machines! Afterwards, why not spend your winnings at one of the many cafes or bars along the seafront? A great end to a brilliant day!

Idyllic Countryside

This mainly rural county is blessed with miles of unspoilt countryside and, whether you are holidaying with friends, a partner, or with children, there are some fantastic rural destinations.

Children love animals, and your young ones can feed and pat the animals at Easton Farm Park, which is full of fun-filled activities for children. Alternatively, why not pay a visit to Baylham Rare Breeds Farm, voted the county’s Best Visitor Experience in 2007, 2008 and 2010? Jimmy’s Farm in Wherstead, Ipswich, is another family favourite and offers a host of activities for young ones, with lots going on during the school holidays. You can stock up on fine food there too.

Wining and Dining

If you are a country person at heart, Suffolk has some wonderful farms and farm shops to visit, where you can bring home some amazing fresh produce including meat, fish, cheese, pickles and local wine.

Not far from Jimmy’s is another popular destination for lovers of fine food - and that’s Suffolk Food Hall. After buying excellent foodstuffs, pay a visit to the Cookhouse restaurant, which offers fantastic views of Orwell Bridge and the river.

In fact, there are some fantastic places in Suffolk serving wonderful local fare. If you love the taste of smoked products, head to the Richardson’s Smokehouse in Orford, which has received many a good review in the national press. Here you can buy anything from sausages, pate, fish, game in season and cheeses - which you can take back with you to the log cabin to fix up a feast. Or, if you prefer to eat out, the pubs and restaurants, as well as the local cafes in Orford, make the most of the food produced in the area and offer tempting menus. If you are heading to Orford, you can combine a hearty lunch with a visit to the castle.

Suffolk is not only famed for its food, but its wine too - so why not pay a visit to one of the region’s vineyards? Shawsgate Vineyard in Woodbridge produces delicious white, red, rose and sparkling wines which you can buy from the shop (closed Sundays) or from their website. Various tours and events, including wine tasting days, are held throughout the year.

Boating and Marinas

Your holidays in Suffolk don’t have to be completely land based. You can also take advantage of the coastline and take a boat trip or enjoy a luxury experience day on the water.

For the ultimate in comfort, why not charter a yacht or combine a sail with fine dining? For yacht charters, Ipswich based Sailing Days offer a variety of experiences, from four-hour indulgent packages to longer sails. Or, if you don’t want all the frills, you can just head to Ipswich Marina to dine in one of the many restaurants that overlook the water – and dream!

For a less boat pricier trip, there are plenty of places in Suffolk where you can hire rowing boats. Flatford is a fantastic destination for boating, and you can admire the scenery or follow in the footsteps of artist John Constable who captured this picturesque village on canvas, several times over. 

Ancient Buildings

Suffolk is blessed with fascinating architecture. It has some amazing places to visit, from ancient castles, to country houses and landmark buildings. Children will love exploring the ancient castles of Framlingham and Orford. Or, you can give them a memorable day out at Ixworth House, Bury St Edmunds, which is one of the county’s most visited attractions.  Combine a trip to this grand country home with a visit to the Cathedral and Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds. And, if there’s room, you can round off your day with a drink in the Nutshell, which features in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest pub in Britain!

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