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Self Catering Accommodation in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond

Favoured by families, couples and friends alike, self catering accommodation offers all the excitement and indulgence of a regular staycation, with the added flexibility and ease that comes with being in control of your own itinerary.

In Bury St Edmunds

Betts Modern Smart Holiday Home

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A Modern family fun home, with a hot tub, a secret tree house and a log cabin. A garden full of amenities to enjoy, a large play house, a table tennis table and an outdoor mini bar area. Betts Modern Smart Holiday Home is located opposite a park, a playing field, a stone throw away from a family friendly pub and 2 minutes walk from a grocery store. With just a 20 minute walk into the heart of Bury St Edmunds, enjoy the pleasant walk through the Abbey Gardens or simply take the bus!

Visit Betts Modern Smart Holiday Home airbnb page to book now.

Gardener's Cottage in Nowton Park

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Gardener's Cottage is delightful and spacious Arts and Crafts cottage, set in 200 acres of historic parkland on the southern outskirts of Bury St Edmunds. Recently refurbished, Gardener's Cottage is well appointed and provides a homely atmosphere with a private enclosed garden - safe and suitable for children and dogs. It has a lovely outdoor seating area and barbeque, fantastic for evening dining and leads out directly into the stunning Nowton Park with quiet woodland walks, a maze, playground and arboretum.

Visit the Gardener's Cottage page on holidaycottages.co.uk website to book now.

Near to Bury St Edmunds

Brighthouse Farm

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A beautiful timbered Georgian farmhouse offering four-star bed and breakfast rooms, self-catering accommodation and caravan/camping site in a tranquil rural setting in the heart of Suffolk. Situated in the quiet village of Lawshall, 7 miles from Bury St Edmunds, Brighthouse Farm provides the ideal location from which to explore the Suffolk countryside and its attractions. The court, self-catering is a completely renovated holiday cottage dating back to the 18th century. This holiday home has three bedrooms, sleeping up to five guests. The double bedroom includes an en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet and a balcony overlooking the orchard. The second bedroom is a twin and the third bedroom is a single. There is also a family bathroom. All linen is provided. The six-acre campsite is flat and grassy with non-regimented pitches to allow campers to pitch easily and comfortably. There are mature and newly planted trees throughout the site as well as some wonderful panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. There are walks from the farm to the main village – giving campers easy access to the village pub, serving great food and guest ales. There is also a 1.5-mile farm walk which is exclusive to guests.

Visit Brighthouse Farm website to book now.

Kettles Farm Glamping

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Kettles Farm Glamping pods sit in a tranquil location surrounded by grass and farmland overlooking a fishing lake on the outskirts of the village of Rattlesden. The site is a great base for walking, cycling, fishing and visiting the historic town if Bury St Edmunds, the wool towns of Lavenham, Long Melford and Clare and the pretty villages within the surrounding area. The pods are fully equipped, insulated with heating, running water and electric, and the 3 larger pods also have their own toilet and wash basin. There is a spacious toilet and shower block on site too - All you need to bring along is food, drinks, personal washing items, charcoal for the barbeques and fishing equipment if you wish to fish for carp, roach and rudd!

Visit Kettles Farm Glamping website to book now.

National Trust Ickworth Holiday Cottages

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Ickworth estate is an expansive National Trust site in the village of Horringer, which offers guests the chance to stay in a range of self-catering holiday cottages nestled away in the stunning grounds. Choose from five characterful holiday cottages, each with their own quirky, distinguishing features. Keepers Cottage and Carpenters Cottage, as the names suggest, have been home to generations of gamekeepers and estate carpenters through the years. Today they offer a stylish place for a trip away and the chance to experience life at the heart of the working estate. Gardens House has its own private garden haven and direct access to the surrounding parkland through a secret door in its surrounding walls. The ‘Roundhouse’ evokes the Ickworth Rotunda in miniature and was originally designed as a prestigious hunting lodge for guests attending estate shoots. The spacious three bedroom retreat is hidden away in a tranquil woodland glade and offers relaxation and tranquility in abundance.

Visit The National Trust Ickworth website to book now.

Ravenwood Hall

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Enjoy a stay in the Suffolk countryside in the historic surroundings of Ravenwood Hall in Rougham. The Mews Rooms are completely self-contained and contactless, with a breakfast hamper and dinner from The Smoke House or a wood-fired pizza to enjoy in the heated Outdoor Emporium. Steeped in history, you can relax and while away an hour or two walking in the grounds, or you can soak up the spring sunshine on your own private outdoor terrace.

Visit the Ravenwood Hall Hotel website to book now.

Rede Hall Farm Park

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Rede Hall Farm Park is a working farm, predominantly for Suffolk horses. They work, train and breed the horses plus train people to drive them for taking their driving test. Their main attraction is two red brick and flint traditional holiday cottages which we have tried to fulfill with everything our guests might require. Both cottages are four star rated and fully self contained. Jenny Wren Cottage has two ground floor double bedrooms and a galleried twin room accessed by a wrought iron spiral staircase with twin beds and its own separate sitting room and TV. The main sitting room has traditional flints on two walls and one of the bedrooms also has a flint wall. The patio outside has garden furniture, BBQ and a Hot Spa Tub which is shared by the two cottages.Nuthatch Cottage has two ground floor double bedrooms en suite, one with a four poster bed and a single bed in a galleried play room, also accessed by a wrought iron spiral staircase. Again there is a patio and BBQ and the shared spa tub. All bedding and towels are supplied in both cottages plus all the usual amenities that are required.Outside is a children's play house and swing and well behaved dogs are also welcome. Rede Hall Farm in the village of Rede have farm walks to exercise your dog (or children!) to see the horses but we request dogs are kept on a lead as we have several birds and animals roaming freely. The horses are out in the fields in the summer but come in during the winter. These are the very rare Suffolk Punch which are categorised as grade one on the Rare Breed Survival Trust list therefore critically endangered.

Visit Rede Hall Farm Park website to book now.

The Hide Suffolk

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The Hide is a unique holiday experience situated within private farm land. Bordering The Kings Forest in the beautiful Brecklands, Suffolk, you have direct access to miles of unspoiled forest tracks - perfect for long walks, bike rides and nature-spotting. All whilst being a short 15 minute car ride from Bury St Edmunds. It is the perfect retreat in which you can switch off, relax and escape in to the great outdoors. The Hide offers an open-plan living & dining area, king-sized double bed with pocket-sprung & memory foam mattress, double (Loaf) sofa bed in the main living area, ideally suited to two adults and two children. A fully equipped kitchenette with oven, 2 induction hobs, refrigerator with icebox along with a toaster and kettle. The shower room has a toilet, basin and heated towel rail.

Visit The Hide Suffolk website to book now.

The Meadow House

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The Meadow House is a magnificent modern house set in 2 acres of wooded grounds. They offer superior self catering accommodation (and bed and breakfast) in the village of Burwell, near Newmarket. All their rooms have TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and free WiFi internet access. Their large off-road car park lets you park with confidence away from the street.

Visit The Meadow House website to book now.

The Stable at Mullion Barn

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The beautiful, private self-catering annex is housed in a sympathetically converted 17th Century Grade II listed barn, situated in the picturesque village of Hessett, on the edge of Bury St Edmunds. ‘The Stable’ sleeps up to three adults or a small family, but is especially suited to a couple. The single storey barn is bursting with original features such as high ceilings, brickwork and exposed oak beams, and is furnished with a modern twist. There are many wonderful touches, such as a trunk of board games and puzzles for your enjoyment, fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries. The kitchen comes stocked with basic essentials and you can put in an order for a delivery of local eggs, bacon and sausages.

Visit the Mullion Barn website to book now.

Quays Lodge

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Quays Lodge is a two bedroom luxury holiday lodge available to rent in Suffolk. Quays Lodge, a listed barn converted to a high specification, is located in Risby, near Bury St Edmunds. The Lodge sleeps four guests, has a games room and makes for a stunning dwelling from where you can explore and enjoy Suffolk or relax and chill at home.

Visit Quays Lodge website to book now.

The Windmill Suffolk

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Enjoy a relaxing retreat at The Windmill Suffolk, one of the UK most unique and luxurious self-catering holiday accommodations. Experience a sublime stay in the most scenic of settings in this astounding adults-only boutique bolthole. Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat, or for fun filled times with friends there is no place like The Windmill Suffolk, a unique and luxurious self-catering holiday accommodation, which has featured on Channel 4's George Clarke's Amazing Spaces. Located just 7 miles from Bury St Edmunds in Cockfield, in easy reach of everything that Suffolk has to offer. Built in 1891, the converted Windmill is the perfect contemporary country hideaway. Enjoy the uninterrupted panoramic view from the comfy warmth of the top floor living space. Relax on the inviting and sumptuously soft oversized handmade velvet sofas, piled high with plump cushions, fluffy blankets and cosy throws. In the small hours, head onto the external balcony to take-in the picturesque vistas and delight in the amazing and far reaching views. The Windmill sleeps 4 and consists of 2 luxurious and cosy bedrooms. Bespoke handmade super king size beds furnished with sumptuous linens promise a blissful uninterrupted night sleep, making it enticing to enjoy an early night or a lazy morning in bed!

Visit The Windmill Suffolk website to book now.

Upthorpe Lodges

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Upthorpe Lodges

Eco-conscious travellers will love the designer Upthorpe Lodges located in the stunning village of Stanton. Each lodge has its own private garden with south-facing sun deck, loungers and relaxing hot tub. All have been carefully designed to meet their ethical credentials, from the solar panels to the roof, clad with sustainably sourced Cedar from British Columbia. Inside, visitors will feel at home with calm colour palettes and comfortable soft furnishings throughout, as well as king sized beds, bath robes and smart TV with Netflix. You can hire bikes and explore the local countryside and prepare delicious meals in the fully kitted out kitchen.

Visit Upthorpe Lodges website to book now.

Vineyard Cottage

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The charming two bedroom cottage at Gifford's Hall Vineyard in Hartest, formerly the old dairy, has been converted to a high standard with spacious rooms and a wood burner. 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. Vineyard Cottage is tucked away and is very private. It is situated off a small country lane and looks over a meadow with trees and a small lake. There are some great pubs within walking distance, and excellent restaurants a short drive away.
Vineyard Cottage has great hiking from the doorstep, plus horse riding, kayaking, and cycling available nearby.

Visit the Vineyard Cottage website to book now.

Walnut Tree Barn

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Relax in a private 10-person hot tub, cosy up by the wood burning stove, explore your culinary skills in the fully integrated kitchen or BBQ found on the terrace for a complete outdoor dining experience at Walnut Tree Barn.

The living room boasts a wood burner, 55" Smart TV and Bi-fold doors leading to garden, while the kitchen has everything you need to feel at home including electric ovens, induction hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, coffee machine, washing machine and Bi-fold doors leading to garden.

Perfect for families, there are four bedrooms and the barn is dog-friendly, with a large paved covered terrace, decorated with feature lighting, heaters, and a generous table, perfect for an al fresco dining experience that will make you want to celebrate every night!

Visit the Walnut Tree Barn page on cottages.com to book now.

West Stow Hall Holiday Cottages

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The elegant West Stow Hall possesses a very unique history as a cherished Tudor family home. A self-catered stay in one of the gorgeous cottages or stylish studios in the grounds of this stately building will certainly be a memory-maker for all. The studio is a stunning self-contained retreat, complete with wood burning stove and views of the Tudor colonnade and hall.

The grounds are extensive and full of surprises such as woods, streams and wildlife. You can also opt to stay in ‘Gardner’s cottage’ which is a calming flint and stone building within the old walled gardens of the Hall. It is south facing- perfect for BBQs, and is even surrounded by its own resident fields of horses.

Visit West Stow Hall website to book now.

West Stow Pods

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Glamping is the perfect balance of comfort and nature for those who want to get outdoors but still enjoy a good night’s sleep!

West Stow Pods offer a unique glamping experience amid the magical seclusion of Suffolk’s countryside.

Choose a cosy mega pod or a rustic forest lodge among the trees, or go all in with the extra special ‘Pod Hollow’; a subterranean hobbit hole complete with unusual furnishings and a fantastical style.

There is plenty to do nearby, including a range of walks in the beautiful King’s Forest and Fuller’s Mill Gardens. So, grab your favourite book, get out into the air and spend some quality time in a curious setting.

Visit West Stow Pods website to book now.

Wigwam Holidays at Maglia Rosso

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Maglia Rosso is a unique business, comprising of a Glamping Site, Cycle Centre and Country Café, based at a former public house, in the village of Hawstead, just four miles South of Bury St Edmunds.

The 6 glamping cabins are situated in the 5 acre meadow south facing for the sun to shine in all day long. The Wigwam Holidays cabins each have their own en suite shower room, kitchenette and a double bed and double sofa bed. One of the cabins is wheelchair accessible with a wet room and kitchenette. Suitable for those looking for a Suffolk countryside getaway, well insulated for stays all year round it is the perfect weekend away for the whole family and also dog friendly.

Maglia Rosso also have a purpose built cyclo cross country circuit for testing and training. But that's not all ~ they also have an excellent and highly rated café with patio area and children's playground. The country cafe is open for breakfasts, lunches, coffee and cake with the whole menu available for takeaway.

Situated off the main road, the Hawstead site is very quiet which suits countryside stays, it is the perfect family stay and accommodation for the weekend. Ideal for visiting Bury St Edmunds town and events throughout the year our cabins make an ideal location to stay in Suffolk to visit Bury Edmunds and the surrounding area.

Visit the Maglia Rosso website to book now.

Willow Barn

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Willow Barn is a detached cart-lodge enjoying an incredible rural setting with amazing views across the surrounding countryside. It is a luxury, self-catered accommodation ideal for 2 people. It sits opposite Willow House a Victorian house built in the late 19th century as a gamekeeper's cottage for the Troston Hall Estate.

There is plenty of wildlife to spot around the barn including deer, hares, rabbits and plenty of birds - woodpeckers, owls, birds of prey including the majestic red kite and pheasants (see if you're lucky enough to spot the golden one). Also perfect for star gazing, as we get the most amazing clear night skies.

Willow Barn is ideal for a romantic getaway, a cycling break or for exploring everything Suffolk has to offer.

Visit Willow Barn website to book now.

Willow House

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Willow House is located directly next to Folk Café in Fornham St Martin, a popular cafe for foodies. It is a three bedroom flint house with an enclosed garden and private parking. It’s cosy, fully furnished & can sleep up to 10 people (including the use of a sofa bed in the living room!). Dogs are welcome! Willow House can offer ready made meals or bespoke gifts (champagne, flowers etc) on arrival and can help you with information on the local areas.

Visit Willow House website to book now.

Wylene Holiday Home

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Wylene Holiday Home is a pleasant and spacious bungalow on the eastern outskirts of Great Barton Village provides a brilliant base for folks looking to explore the Suffolk countryside on foot or by bike and sleeps up to eight people. Inside, the property is cosy and comfortable, great for winding down after a busy day out and about. The property is easily accessible for all, being all on one level, and is surrounded by lovely gardens. Well-behaved pets are welcome and all linen is provided too.

Visit Wylene Holiday Home website to book now.

Make Your Stay Extra Special!

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If you're looking to make your stay in Bury St Edmunds extra special, or perhaps you want to hunker down and escape for a few days without having to cook; Bury St Edibles is a personal chef company that can cater for everything from seven course dinner parties to buffet lunches and kids' parties.

Using the best local, seasonal food and drink, dishes include Brancaster mussels with Bury St Edmunds Brewshed beer and Suffolk bacon, Blythburgh pork ribeye, rapeseed oil mash, appalls cider sauce, Wild mushroom and truffle biryani samosa with Puy lentil and coconut dhal, Dark chocolate “crunchie bar” with passion fruit textures and Sticky toffee pudding with coco-scotch sauce.

Visit Bury St Edibles website to find out more.


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With over 25, hand-picked cottages across Suffolk to choose from, holidaycottages.co.uk have cottages to suit all your holiday requirements. With everything from farmhouses to thatched cottages sleeping from 2-8 people, a stay in Bury St Edmunds is perfect for a Suffolk staycation this summer.

Visit holidaycottages.co.uk website for more information on cottages near Bury St Edmunds.

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