Why Holiday in Suffolk?

As a child I grew up in Shropshire and came to Suffolk on holiday. Now as an adult, I can look at the beauty of where I live and see why my parents chose to come to Suffolk on holiday.

Once you get used to the fact that in Suffolk you have to drive everywhere, you can see that here in Athelington we are in a brilliant position to see lots of Suffolk’s beauty. We are ideally located for guests to visit market towns, nature reserves, national trust properties, cities and towns for shopping and beautiful beaches. Not only are there many things you can see there are also things to do, including Adnams brewery and distillery in Southwold which is well worth a visit.


Some of my personal favourites include Aldeburgh and Southwold beaches and towns. I love these places for different reasons, although both reasons include food! Southwold is a beautiful beach which is mostly sandy. It has s lovely pier with restaurants, shops and an arcade. There are lots of lovely pubs which sell the local beer, wine and spirits from the Adnams brewery and distillery, tasty chip shops and an ice cream shop you’ll want to move in to. Aldeburgh again has tasty chip shops, wonderful ice cream and a delicious wood fired pizza oven in a pub garden.


Suffolk is mostly flat, so if you’re coming for walking or cycling your legs will thank you. Especially as your Log Cabin here will have a hot tub for you to rest them in when you’re finished. There are lots of lovely places to walk or cycle near here. Thornham walks isn’t too far away. There you can walk your way round, taking in the stunning woods and even stopping at the bird hide for a break and to see some of the local wildlife. Once you’ve finished there is a lovely café by the carpark to refuel, you are on holiday after all! If you wanted to travel further afield, there is a 5-mile circular walk from Dunwich heath. It is a stunning mix of heathland, countryside, minsemere nature reserve and beach. This is a national trust property so parking is free if you’re a member. There is a lovely pub half way round for refreshments and then when you return to the heath you can stop at the coffee shop for an afternoon tea.


As well as all of the food stops available, there are stunning and historic market towns, such as Eye and Framlingham to explore. Both with their own castles which you can climb up to and take in. There are towns and cities to visit, for shopping and history to absorb.


Suffolk really is a wonderful place with so much to offer. You’d really miss out not staying with us.