4 reasons why your Summer holiday should be a cottage staycation in Suffolk

Summer Holidays have perpetually had a question mark over them this year. Many people are looking to UK Staycations this year, as they offer both security and the chance to explore England’s stunning natural spaces and countryside. The pandemic has fostered this appreciation of nature, according to the ONS, 36% of people said they spent more time outside during the pandemic than they did previously.

It is the perfect time to take advantage of a UK staycation — here we are breaking down just four of the reasons why you should choose a cottage staycation in Suffolk for your Summer break. 

  • Food & Drink Festivals and Events
  • Refreshing Nature and Easier Pace of Life
  • Suffolk’s Small Towns & Villages
  • Large Swathes of Countryside and Stunning Coastlines


Sample Suffolk food and drink

There are plenty of new and exciting food events and concepts to try out in Suffolk. With local food markets, such as the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival, and foraging based courses and cooking classes, you can learn new skills in cookery. If you’d rather enjoy the fruits of the labour (without the labour!) you could try Shillingford’s at the Quay, also known as The Forager’s retreat. 

Suffolk is also home to tipples such as Adnams ale, Aspell’s cyder and wine from Wyken Vineyards. Or, for a non-alcoholic experience, why not try afternoon tea?


Relax in a slower-paced environment

It’s what makes a cottage getaway so attractive: mindfulness and peace. The easier pace of life, surrounded by pristine nature, is incredibly refreshing. While we all appreciated nature to a greater extent in lockdown, dedicating a week or two to a completely new environment and way of living is the perfect relaxation technique. 


Stroll through Suffolk’s stunning small towns and villages

Alongside natural beauty, Suffolk is home to many idyllic villages, each with its own unique traditions and quirks. They hide local bakeries and eateries, which will keep you coming back for years to come. Quintessentially English, you’ll see Tudor buildings in Lavenham, a 14th Century church in Kersey and stunning stately homes in Long Melford. If you live in a built-up area, you’ll enjoy the chance to experience simpler pleasures. 


Explore new activities and adventures outdoors

Suffolk sports both large swathes of countryside and stunning coastlines, so if activity in nature is appealing to you, the choice is endless. Cycling or walking along the several established routes in the area means you’ll see a new view of Suffolk. Crazy Golf, Dry Skiing and Easton Farm Park are all engaging activities for kids and parents. 

If these four reasons have convinced you to book a cottage staycation in Suffolk, the team at Gladwins can’t wait to show you a hundred more reasons that you’ll enjoy every minute of your stay. View our cottages and availability.