Gardener's Cottage at Nowton Park
Surrounded by 200 acres of stunning parkland at Nowton Park, Gardener's Cottage lies on the outskirts of historic Bury St Edmunds. The property offers space for up to eight guests, to sleep in four bedrooms set over two upper floors with bathrooms on each level, making the cottage a favourite with families holidaying together.
On the ground floor there is a spacious lounge with smart TV together with a separate dining room and fully equipped kitchen leading off. There is also a utility room and cloakroom. Make the most of the warm weather and soak up the sun in the mature garden, or head out to enjoy walks in the park, get lost in the maze, play on the play area before heading back to enjoying a BBQ in the cottage's outdoor terrace.
The property is dog friendly too, and with miles of walks to enjoy on your doorstep, it's the perfect place for a getaway with the whole family!
Availability: Dates in August and September 2023.
To book, visit Gardeners Cottage
Vineyard Cottage at Gifford's Hall
With rare late availability until 17 August, the charming, two bedroom Vineyard Cottage at Gifford's Hall Vineyard has been converted to a high standard with spacious rooms and a wood burner. You can take advantage of 15% discount per night and enjoy 2 free wine flights at the award-winning vineyard too!
Vineyard Cottage has two beautiful bedrooms, the large master with Tempur mattress and French doors opening to a patio area , and a cosy twin bed room, the property is furnished with genuine antiques and designer fabrics - your ideal retreat for a summer break,
Tucked away off a small country lane, the cottage has views of the meadow with trees and a small lake - perfect for sunny evening walks and wildlife watching. The cottage is also within walking distance of some great pubs and a short drive from Bury St Edmunds where you can enjoy restaurants, museums, theatre and shopping.
Availability: Up to 17 August 2023.
To book visit: Giffords Hall website
West Stow Pods
Created in 2013 by Jan and Ed Lengyel, West Stow Pods offers the very best in Suffolk glamping and self catering accommodation set amidst a fantastic woodland backdrop!
Listed in The Guardian's top 10 glamping sites in the UK, West Stow Pods is located on the periphery of the King’s Forest, just outside Bury St Edmunds and only a stone’s throw away from many of Suffolk’s best loved tourist attractions and nature spots including Lackford Lakes nature reserve and West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village Country Park.
Aelfred MegaPod: 17th Aug, 20-23 August 3 nights, 23 & 24th August for 2 nights.
Eadmund MegaPod: 21 & 22 Aug and 30 & 31 August for 2 nights.
The Woodland Lodge: 3, 4, 5 Sept for 3 nights; 8, 9 and 10 September for 3 nights; 17, 18, 19 September for 3 nights; 20, 21 for 2 nights; 25 & 26 for 2 nights; 27 & 28 for 2 nights.
Cedar Lodge: 20-25 August from £90 a night BYOB (Bring Your Own Bedding) or £105 a night including bedding.
To book visit: West Stow Pods website
Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa
Looking for a little luxury this summer? Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa is the perfect blend of old and new in a beautiful country setting. Ideally situated for exploring Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Cambridge.
Art Lovers Escape
Visit the home of horseracing, Newmarket this summer and be inspired at the incredible ‘The Urban Frame: Mutiny in Colour’ exhibition at the National Horseracing Museum, expected to be the largest exhibition of modern art in the country this year!
The exhibition includes work from 14 leading contemporary artists, including the legendary Banksy, Damien Hurst, Tracey Emin and Pure Evil. Included in the exhibition is the remarkable 7: Banksy Under Siege, created by Banksy during his visit to war torn Ukraine in November 2022. This is the first time the exhibition has been seen anywhere in the world!
The Art Lovers Escape includes:
- Overnight Stay in a king bedroom
- Dinner in the two AA rosette Squires Restaurant (£35.00 allocation per person)
- Use of The Health & Fitness Club
- Two tickets to ‘The Uran Frame: Mutiny in Colour’ exhibition
Sunday – Thursday £250.00 per room based on two guests sharing
Friday & Saturday £280.00 per room based on two guests sharing
To book visit: Bedford Lodge Hotel website
2 night Stay, Dinner Bed & Breakfast Offer
Newmarket is the perfect destination to explore the Suffolk countryside and only a 20 minute journey to the historic city of Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds.
Whether you fancy punting on the River Cam or discovering the Beautiful Abbey Gardens, Newmarket is the perfect location to explore. Not forgetting the younger generation there are many outdoor activities for the younger within a short drive away, from Go Ape, within Thetford forest or Wild Tracks for the fearless.
The historical Town famous as the horseracing capital of the country, nothing will prepare you for the amazing sights that await in the early morning, with over 3,000 exercising on the famous training gallops only a 10 minute walk from the hotel.
2 Nights Stay Dinner Bed & Breakfast includes:
- 1st night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (£35.00 pp dinner allocation)
- 2nd Night - Bed & Breakfast.
£350.00 single/£415.00 double.
To book visit: Bedford Lodge Hotel website
A beautiful couples retreat, Willow Barn is a luxury, detached barn set in a peaceful village location with amazing views. You'll have an impressive 91 square metres to enjoy all to yourself and your own private outdoor seating area with bbq & fire pit.
From the barn, you can enjoy a weekend of cycling and walking and exploring, making the most of the local award-winning pub, which is a 10 min walk up the lane.
28-31 August and 4-7, 13-15, 22-30 September. Minimum stay 2 nights for 2 people.
To book visit: Willow Barn Suffolk website
Sleep under the stays in style in this large luxury Mongolian yurt with Idyllic Cottages. Secludedly perched on higher ground, offering expansive views of the picturesque Constable Countryside of the Box River Valley the yurt is just 40 minutes drive from Bury St Edmunds and just a 15 drive from the picture-postcard Wool Town of Lavenham.
Set in a romantic ‘off-grid’ setting, the yurt blends comfort and charm. Fully carpeted and triple skinned, the cosy interior, complete with a log burner, provides a warm and timeless escape for guests to lose themselves in.
The yurt offers immediate access to a four-acre wild meadow, enveloped by Suffolks outstanding natural beauty. A perfect place to getaway, disconnect and unwind.
Availability: Dates available in August and September.
To book visit: Idyllic Cottages website
The Windmill Suffolk
With unbeatable views of the Suffolk countryside, The Windmill Suffolk, is one of the UK’s most unique and luxurious self-catering holiday accommodations. This adults-only boutique bolthole is perfect for a romantic hideaway, or for fun filled summer getaway with friends
Just a short drive from Bury St Edmunds where you can enjoy museums, theatre, live music and fab food & drink, you can look forward to lazy mornings, long walks in the surrounding meadows of Suffolk and relaxed al fresco suppers in your own private garden.
Availability: 20% off remaining dates in August and September.
To book visit: The Windmill Suffolk website
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