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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.


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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.


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.


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 Suffolk 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!


National Trust Ickworth Holiday Cottages

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Ickworth estate is an expansive National Trust site, 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.


Ravenwood Hall

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Enjoy a stay in the Suffolk countryside in the historic surroundings of Ravenwood Hall. 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.


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 and Cambridge.

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.


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.


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!


Upthorpe Lodges

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Upthorpe Lodges

Eco-conscious travellers will love the designer Upthorpe Lodges located in the stunning Suffolk countryside. 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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