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Suffolk is home to some of the best Airbnbs in the UK, stretching right across the county.

There are hundreds of stays for holidaymakers or short-trip travellers to visit, ranging from private single bedrooms to entire guesthouses.

If you are looking for a short-trip away, here are some of the best Airbnbs to visit in Suffolk.

1. The Windmill, Cockfield

The Windmill, two miles north of Lavenham. Picture: The Windmill/Natalie Roberts
The Windmill, two miles north of Lavenham. Picture: The Windmill/Natalie Roberts

This unique location is situated between Lavenham and Bury St Edmunds, and is certainly one to admire.

Renovated in 2014, The Windmill is an immaculately furnished and unusual holiday location in Suffolk.

The highly popular location is believed to be the last windmill built in Suffolk.

A bedroom at The Windmill. Picture: The Windmill/Natalie Roberts
A bedroom at The Windmill. Picture: The Windmill/Natalie Roberts

Inside the property, there are two bedrooms that can fit up to four guests, a mosaic bathroom and a balcony offering views as far as the eye can see.

The holiday-let is only available to adults. Those looking to stay at The Windmill will have to book well in advance too - lettings are not available until April 2022.

2. The Stable at Mullion Barn, Hessett

The Stable at Mullion Barn. Picture: The Stable at Mullion Barn/Airbnb
The Stable at Mullion Barn. Picture: The Stable at Mullion Barn/Airbnb

Just a short drive from Bury St Edmunds lies the village of Hessett and The Stable at Mullion Barn.

This cosy stable is a self-catered retreat set in a beautiful and quiet surrounding.

Converted in 2008, the stable is adjoined with the main barn. Many of the original features of the barn - which dates back to the 17th century - have also been maintained.

The Stable at Mullion Barn. Picture: The Stable at Mullion Barn/Airbnb
The Stable at Mullion Barn. Picture: The Stable at Mullion Barn/Airbnb

The one-bedroom property is fitted with a kitchen, a large living room and a garden.

Situated perfectly at the heart of the Suffolk, this is an ideal getaway for those looking to visit Suffolk.

3. Carriage House, Bruisyard

It is easy to see why this is described as a hidden-gem.

The outside of the Carriage House, Bruisyard. Picture: Best of Suffolk
The outside of the Carriage House, Bruisyard. Picture: Best of Suffolk

The rural Suffolk setting is perfect for those who are looking to venture towards the coast, which is just a 20-minute drive away.

With a population of just under 200 people, the sounds and views of the Suffolk countryside are unlikely to be disturbed by traffic.

Furnished with a lavish white fittings throughout, the Carriage House presents an idyllic view of our county.

The outside of the Carriage House, Bruisyard. Picture: Best of Suffolk
The outside of the Carriage House, Bruisyard. Picture: Best of Suffolk

4. The Lily Pad, Thorpeness

With double doors opening onto the gorgeous Thorpeness Meare, The Lily Pad in Thorpeness is extremely popular with Airbnb users.

The property is nestled perfectly in the village of Thorpeness. It is only a short walk from the beach, the village pub, the boathouse and golf course, showing that there is plenty of things for visitors to do.

There are idyllic views throughout the property. Picture: Aldeburgh Coastal Cottages
There are idyllic views throughout the property. Picture: Aldeburgh Coastal Cottages
The living room Picture: Aldeburgh Coastal Cottages
The living room Picture: Aldeburgh Coastal Cottages

Fit for two guests, the main attraction is the flawless views and garden outside of the property.

On the inside, the single storey contains one bedroom, coupled with a stylish en-suite bathroom and an on open plan kitchen and living room area.

Make sure you book well in advance - there are only handful of dates left available for 2021.

The Nest Hobbit House, Kingfishers at Cretingham Country Park. Picture: Beckie Egan Photography.
The Nest Hobbit House, Kingfishers at Cretingham Country Park. Picture: Beckie Egan Photography.

5. Hobbit House, Cretingham Country Park

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Suffolk is this unique underground house crafted into the side of a mound.

The Nest Hobbit House is surrounded by 120 acres of Cretingham Country Park, three miles from Brandeston and a 30 minute drive from the coast.

The Nest Hobbit House, Kingfishers at Cretingham Country Park. Picture: Beckie Egan Photography.
The Nest Hobbit House, Kingfishers at Cretingham Country Park. Picture: Beckie Egan Photography.

After only being completed earlier this year, inside is immaculately furnished, and can house two guests.

The property also comes with a hot tub and immaculate views of the garden.

6. The Hayloft, Wickham Market

The Hayloft in Wickham Market. Picture: Letheringham Mill Cottages
The Hayloft in Wickham Market. Picture: Letheringham Mill Cottages

This quirky apartment is perfect for a cosy getaway.

The top floor contemporary loft and courtyard space below is ideal for couples who are looking for a short getaway together.

The courtyard area at The Hayloft. Picture: Lethringham Mill Cottages (52432308)
The courtyard area at The Hayloft. Picture: Lethringham Mill Cottages (52432308)

Outside, stairs from the courtyard lead visitors up to the loft space. An open plan kitchen-diner, living room and bedroom greet you on entry.

The spacious bathroom possesses a walk-in shower fitted with a seating area.

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