Unique and Unusual Accommodation in Suffolk
Suffolk offers plenty of unique accommodation as its long & rich agricultural history has produced many interesting buildings that have been converted into B&B's, self catering cottages or Hotels. Here we look at some options for an unusual stay in Suffolk Boundary Farm
has two shepherd huts which offer a glamping experience at its best, providing the chance to escape to the country and be at one with nature and the outdoors. One mile from Framlingham and set in a beautiful rural location overlooking meadows, you can unwind in the peaceful Suffolk countryside, enjoy the sounds of the natural world, see the stars and detox from the digital world. The two 16′ fully insulated Shepherd’s Huts crafted by local artisans are luxurious re-incarnations of the traditional mobile homes that shepherds of the past lived in whilst guarding their flocks yet still retaining their traditional style and charm but with modern comforts. They are an opportunity to ‘get away from it all’ whilst still enjoying some of the finer things in life – like a log fire, a luxurious double bed and a hot shower. 'Thyme' and 'Sage' each accommodate two people, have a kitchen area and an en-suite shower room with a proper flushing loo and are connected to mains electricity and water. Click the link above to find out more.
Enjoy the countryside views and peace and quiet in this lovingly handcrafted Shepherd's Hut
on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Peasenhall. A wonderful break for 2, the hut has its own private, secluded garden (including a hammock!), outside seating area with teak garden furniture, fire pit and barbeque for the warmer months and woodburner with a free supply of wood during the cooler months. It is also connected to mains water and electricity so you can enjoy all the comforts of modern day living. Your stay will include a generous welcome pack, including fresh eggs from the resident hens, a homemade cake and a bottle of wine or prosecco chilling in the fridge. For more pictures and to book your stay, see The Shepherd's Hut
Enjoy a stay like no other in the Gypsy Hollow, Halesworth
, a romantic bow-top wagon complete with a queenie stove and double bed. There is also sleeping accommodation in the nearby Summerhouse, plus tables & chairs and a spa and kitchen area. Breakfast is included in your stay and home produce is available, providing seasonal items straight from the farm for you to cook on the open fire or in the kitchen area. Click on the link above to discover more.
If you're looking for something a bit more up-to-date but like the retro feel, then this Vintage Caravan from the '70's could be just the thing for your break -
Deceptively spacious, the Caravan comes with all the creature comforts you might want, including a double bed with luxury linen, fluffy towels, kitchen with kettle and hob, plus a shower with plenty of flowing hot water - what luxury! Located in the Halesworth grounds of a Grade 2* farmhouse, within its own private area with entrance and facilities, this is a great base for a getaway break so check it out here - Blackberry Way Vintage Caravan, Halesworth
Unique and Unusual Accommodation in Suffolk
Some of our Boutique Hotels
offer exceptional, individually styled accommodation, so click on the link to investigate, or check out the following non Hotel options - The Vintage House
is THE vintage place to stay in Aldeburgh. Recently restored to its 1928 glory, this 2 bedroom semi detached holiday cottage is a truly unique place to stay. You can enjoy the original atmosphere of the 1920s and 1930s but with all the modern day comforts that you'd expect from one of our leading self catering agencies, Best of Suffolk
. Alongside carefully restored original furniture, you can also enjoy modern creature comforts such as central heating and WiFi! Book your holiday in Aldeburgh in this remarkable Vintage House now.
Unique and Unusual Accommodation in SuffolkHare Lodge B&B
is a uniquely styled 'new England' house set in the picturesque village of Peasenhall, a few miles from the Suffolk Coast. This house actually dates from the 16th Century but the facilities today are far from Medieval. There are 2 double bedrooms with king size beds, en suite shower rooms, and breakfast is provided by the owners chickens, so it couldn't be more locally sourced!
The Landmark Trust is a building preservation charity, established to rescue historic and architecturally interesting buildings and their surroundings from neglect and, when restored, to give them new life by letting them as places to experience for holidays. They have several amzing properties in Suffolk, including this Martello Tower in Aldeburgh
. Sleeping only 4 people, this intimate and historic space is actually the largest and most northerly of the chain of towers built to keep out Napoleon. Constructed in the shape of a quaterfoil for four heavy guns, nearly a million bricks were used in its construction. Here you will enjoy all the elements at close quarters, plus a clear view of the nearby lighthouse at Orford and all the facilities of Aldeburgh
The Landmark Trust also own the magnificent Ancient House in Clare
which is positioned next to the beautiful Church in the centre of this pretty town.
The elaborate pargeting bears the date ‘1473’, and is one of the most celebrated examples of this art in the country. There are other unique and unusual features to this property, which sleeps only 2 people, but gives you a chance to enjoy a slice of history in Clare
A wonderfully unique stay can be found through Living Architecture
, who provide contemporary rental accommodation designed by some of the most talented architects in the country for group and family holidays.
Their two properties in Suffolk are The Balancing Barn, Thorington
, pictured above, located on the edge of a serene nature reserve near the Suffolk Coast, and The Dune House, Thorpeness
, which overlooks Thorpeness beach.
The buildings are spectacular sights to behold and can accommodate large groups of up to 8-9 people. Please click on each link for more information.
For plane spotters everywhere The Willows Campsite Mildenhall is your dream come true! You can wake up and see a plane going overhead and feel as though you can reach out and touch it - well almost! Positioned at the end of the runway at RAF Mildenhall, and just 6 miles from RAF Lakenheath, this campsite has toilets, showers, electric hook ups, chemical disposal point and water taps, and is dog friendly! Find out more here - The Willows Campsite, Mildenhall
For nature lovers we have unique and unusual offerings for you - they will provide a night to remember! If you're tempted to try Glamping
then look no further than Suffolk Glamping Co who have recently established a new luxury camping site in 25 acres of wild flower meadows, woodland and hedges dating back to Saxon times. The Safari Tent is set in the the middle of the site with ponds, reed beds and a large stream meandering through. The Tent is fully equipped to a luxury standard, and you'll even have your own free range hens on call for the freshest of eggs! Find out all about Suffolk Glamping
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