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5 Suffolk Staycation Spots to Visit this Summer

Holidays abroad to high-rise hotels have become a thing of the past and, with exchange rates dramatically fluctuating, it seems that summer staycations are here to stay. The UK’s stunning landscapes are everywhere you look - and Suffolk’s rolling hills, unspoilt coastline and abundance of quaint countryside villages are a real testament to Britain’s beauty as a whole.
Today, we’re joining the thousands of holiday-goers who make their pilgrimage to sunny Suffolk each year in search of East Anglia’s outstanding natural beauty. We’ll be handpicking five of our favourite staycation spots in the area, from beautiful B&Bs to opportunities for sleeping under the stars.
Ipswich waterfront, SuffolkIpswich's pictureque waterfront looks serene at sunrise and sunset


Suffolk is a popular county for city lovers - with Ipswich just an hour’s train journey from central London, making it easily accessible for a weekend retreat. Located on the estuary of the River Orwell, the county town of Ipswich boasts a stunning waterfront - and there’s no better way to explore the area than a cruise along the waters on the Orwell Lady.
Escaping to the country for a rural retreat couldn’t be easier - travel just six miles out of town and you’ll come across College Farm Bed and Breakfast. This working farm boasts a wealth of local history - and the restored 15th century farmhouse is a serene setting for a well-earned break.


Just a stone’s throw from both Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds, you can treat yourself to a stay at the Tuddenham Mill boutique hotel. Chic and stylish, this traditional watermill has it all. Set within 12 acres of rural Suffolk countryside, breathtaking views are guaranteed at this one-of-a-kind hotel. Spa treatments, steam rooms and award-winning food are all on the menu here - which will certainly give something to look forward to after a long day exploring Suffolk’s great outdoors.
Champagne at Tuddenham Mill in Suffolk (c) Tuddenham Mill

Relax at the luxurious Tuddenham Mill hotel
Photo (c) Tuddenham Mill


Located right by the beach, you’ll love waking up at Beach View Holiday Park - whether you have a touring caravan of your own or are looking to let a luxury lodge. This self-catering seaside stay is perfect for all the family - and thanks to the collection of nearby towns and villages, you’ll never find yourself short of something to explore! Spend long days on the beach, or get a taste of Suffolk’s heritage with a walk to Leiston Abbey.
Dunwich heath (c) Malcolm FarrowExplore the Suffolk Coast from your base at Beach View Holiday Park
Photo (c) Malcolm Farrow


Just three miles west of Woodbridge, the Secret Meadows campsite combines a unique accommodation option with convenient access to local highlights. Get back in touch with nature by surrounding yourself with the local plant and wildlife. With nature trails and plenty of opportunities for bird watching, this outlandish campsite is set within a rare and idyllic countryside backdrop.
The Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust works to protect the local wildlife - making this a truly serene escape for visitors in love with the natural world. Even the luxury lodge tents are designed to be sustainable and environmentally-friendly. Luxurious and created with love, these lodges make Secret Meadows an ideal romantic getaway.
The Balancing Barn in SuffolkA stay in the Balancing Barn is unforgettable
Photo (c) Living Architecture


Suffolk boasts a broad spectrum of iconic architecture - and while exploring the county’s range of architectural assets is sure to be a rewarding experience, the Balancing Barn offers a creative approach to accommodation that should not be missed. Tucked away in the village of Thorington, this modern living architecture is a truly amazing space. Almost invisible from the road, the Balancing Barn cantilevers over the landscape, offering an elegant addition the area and captivating panoramic views of the great outdoors.

Experience Suffolk’s sensational scenery for yourself by booking a staycation this summer. With so much to see and do, can you really afford to miss out?


Jess Sheldon is a travel blogger for Pegasus Caravan Finance, providing affordable finance options for travellers looking to hit the road with their own tourer.