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Five dreamy Suffolk places to stay for the perfect summer staycation including hotels and glamping sites in Woodbridge, Lavenham and Southwold



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We might be a bit biased, but we think Suffolk is one of the dreamiest destinations for a 'Great British Staycation'.

With its lush countryside, stunning coast and plenty of culture and history, we think staying in the county this summer holiday should be top of everyone's list.

Here are five dreamy places you can stay for the perfect staycation.

Here's five dreamy Suffolk places you can stay for the perfect staycation. Picture: iStock
Here's five dreamy Suffolk places you can stay for the perfect staycation. Picture: iStock

1. Secret Meadows Glamping, Woodbridge

Secret Meadows Glamping on the White House Farm Nature Reserve Hasketon at Woodbridge, is a fantastic place to take a memorable family staycation with some of the home-comforts.

The 'idyllic wildlife site' was named a finalist in this year's VisitEngland Awards for Excellence and offers luxury tents, lodges and even renovated 'horseboxes' to guests.

Suffolk has many options when it comes to great places to stay. Picture: Pixabay
Suffolk has many options when it comes to great places to stay. Picture: Pixabay

For a quirky and unforgettable holiday, look no further.

2. West Stow Pods, near Bury St Edmunds

Another option for those who love a glamping experience is West Stow Pods near Bury St Edmunds.

Situated in the heart of the scenic woodland close to West Stow Anglo-Saxon village, visitors can opt to stay in self-contained 'Megapods', comfy lodges or opt for the subterranean 'Pod-Hollow' dwelling.

West Stow Pods' 'Pod-Hollow'
West Stow Pods' 'Pod-Hollow'

Highly-recommended in the area and with five-stars on TripAdvisor, West Stow Pods is certainly a great option for families this year.

3. The Swan, Lavenham

For a little bit of luxury, why not take a trip to The Swan Hotel and Spa with its timber beams and stunning original features.

The Swan is nestled in the heart of historic Lavenham, near Sudbury, which is home to many half-timbered medieval cottages as well as boutiques and restaurants.

A great location for a 'quintessential British break', you can opt for a self-catering cottage or a cosy sweet and can dine in style in the magnificent dining hall.

The Swan, Lavenham. Picture: Google
The Swan, Lavenham. Picture: Google

4. Sutherland House, Southwold

Sutherland House boutique hotel in Southwold is a great place to stay if you're a fan of the stunning Suffolk coast.

Just 12 minutes walk from the beach, Sutherland House is rated 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor, with guests praising the location, cleanliness and breakfast.

5. The Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh

The Wentworth, Aldeburgh. Picture: Google
The Wentworth, Aldeburgh. Picture: Google

Another favourite for beach-lovers, The Wentworth Hotel in Aldeburgh offers breathtaking sea views in a prime location.

Run by the same family since 1920, the hotel promises spacious rooms and fresh, locally-sourced food.

Another TripAdvisor favourite, The Wentworth has a 4.5-star rating and reviews praise the 'excellent food' and traditional feel.