Top 10 Country Cottages In Suffolk, England - Updated 2021

country cottages in suffolk

A historic East Anglian county, Suffolk boasts a formidable combination of it all – drop-dead gorgeous landscape, gobs of history and culture, tons of political significance, and an array of interesting activities. Oozing an abundantly bucolic appeal, this British town is probably one of the most idyllic ones you’ll see, largely untouched by the spoils of modernization and human traffic. Mills and water meadows dot the city’s suburbs and Suffolk’s proud but humble community is a joy to engage with. Head over to soak in some of the brilliant quaintness this city brings along and check into one of these top country cottages in Suffolk, UK, that’ll not only make for utterly comfortable retreats but also give you a taste of British lifestyle.

1. Fully equipped family-friendly cottage (from USD 194)

Spread across two bedrooms that can sleep upto four guests on a twin-sharing basis, this beautiful cottage is every bit the amazing accommodation you’re looking to ensure your family spends an amazing time in Suffolk. The cottage is equipped with all modern amenities but retains the charm you’d expect from a country cottage – large dining table for families to enjoy meals together, fully stocked kitchen, stately (and comfortable) furniture, and even a courtyard, where you can lie back and soak in all that British sun. The cottage is located a stone’s throw away from the Aldeburgh Beach and enjoys easy access to all the spoils of Aldeburgh High Street.

The Chocolate-Box. Seconds to the Beach.
Aldeburgh, Suffolk, United Kingdom
315 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely gas fire and easy wifi and netflix access
it’s a lovely space so homey and comfortable filled with thoughtful features
we loved the pale colours the canopy bed the lovely china the bath with feet
the kitchen is small but very well equipped with high spec units and appliances
plus chocolates nicely placed on our beds on arrival
sparking clean and amazing touches within it
it is spotlessly clean and very cosy and comfortable
very comfortable and clean with gorgeous english village decor
sophie and harry were good and thoughtful hosts and cottage was clean comfortable and stylish
very nice clean spacious house next to the beach
the hosts were professional and helpful
they are lovely hosts and very thoughtful
quick to reply friendly and left us lovely welcoming touches
thoughtful hosts with amazing support and guides to local features
excellent hosts and a really lovely place :-)
ideal location for everything
this was a fabulous location for a coastal break
really good and convenient location
good location and a charming place
beautiful house in an amazing location in aldeburgh
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2. Dog-friendly home for four (from USD 108)

Exuding a wholly rustic charm, this two-bedroom cottage for four occupants is built in an annex of a traditional Tudor-style farmhouse, offering a superb country living experience. There’s a dairy field, located right across from the cottage, where you can head for (guided) field walks, relish garden-fresh spoils of the local bakery and coffee shop on-site, and pick up quality raw meat from the butcher’s shop to cook yourselves a fabulous meal at the cottage. There’s also a library and (shared) swimming pool that you can make use of. As for the living space itself, it is equipped with all modern appliances and entertainment options. Add-ons such as baby-friendly amenities (high chair and cot) can also be made available if you let the host know beforehand. The courtyard garden, with seating for four, is another one this rental’s highlights. AND, the best of all – it is dog-friendly! However, smaller dog breeds are preferred. Get in touch with the host for more details on this.

Rustic charm in The Dairy
Stradbroke, Suffolk, United Kingdom
357 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
(mattresses are comfortable beyond belief)
the kitchen is equipped very well which allowed us to cook one night of our stay
the space is lovely and unique beds were super comfortable and the location was fantastic
very clean :) perfect little get away
the house was spotlessly clean with towels and linen of a high quality
accommodation was very clean and beautifully furnished
fantastic place to stay very cosy and clean
a stunning cottage which is beautifully presented and spotless inside
kate is a wonderful host
kate was a charming host
hosts very welcoming and good base for exploring suffolk
an amazing space to share with the family along with an amazing host
kate was a brilliant host and very welcoming
ser within a beautiful village l within walking distance to a couple of pubs
close to a park for children and lovely walks
the diary is a lovely place to stay
a perfect place to get away from it all and appreciate the countryside
very tranquil and a fantastic location
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3. Country-style couple living (from USD 135)

Planning to travel as a couple? Look into this brilliant one-bedroom cottage, which is a refurbished dairy, located about 15 minutes away from Framlingham and Halesworth and about half an hour away from Suffolk countryside. However, fret not, there are plenty of restaurants, scenic walks, and other entertainment options within the cottage’s neighborhood as well. The cottage sits in the middle of a sprawling paddock, so you will be able to admire some beautiful views out front and even be able to venture out to enjoy field walks.

The Dairy - Romantic Suffolk Retreat
Halesworth, Suffolk, United Kingdom
151 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic pub in nearby laxfield the kings head (the low room)
first of all the dairy is beautifully furnished and put together with lots of lovely cozy touches
we had a cosy time in the dairy and slept well in the huge bed
it's full of character and the bedroom is particularly lovely with an extremely comfortable very big bed
a very warm welcome wonderful comfy bed fab rain forest shower under floor heating and a log burner
the accommodation was clean and warm
spotlessly clean and everything in proper working order
cosy clean with everything we needed
well appointed and equipped and spotlessly clean
well presented and very clean
the hosts were lovely and very helpful
matthew and bex are very welcoming hosts
with amazing hosts matthew and rebecca
rebecca and matthew were very friendly and made us feel at home
matthew and becky are great hosts; helpful and friendly
a very cute little place
great location for all the local sites
wonderful place to get away from a busy life
perfect location for seeing suffolk's beautiful countryside and beaches
great location for both southwold and aldeburgh
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4. Brilliant cottage for a romantic getaway (from USD 149)

Another superb option for two, this Airbnb Plus property enjoys the best of pleasing aesthetics and everything that you might need to enjoy a romantic weekend away from the everyday hustle-bustle. While the common living and dining area, as well as kitchen (fully stocked), are on the ground level, the bedroom (with attached walk-in shower) sits on the first floor. There’s even a laundry room (on the ground floor) that you can make use of. While you may not feel the need to step outdoors, we urge that you do – the neighborhood is absolutely beautiful, with horses ambling around and refreshing airs making for a perfect ambiance.

The Woodshed
Distance from Norwich International Airport
77 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely romantic weekend a lovely bed sofa and amazingly soft carpet and a big shower
the bedroom was spacious had beautiful views - and a very comfy bed
it was immaculately clean and all bathroom fittings furniture and kitchen equipment were of a very high standard
a clean and welcoming environment
sparkling clean well equipped cosy and nice little touches (prosecco crisps
lovely self contained place very clean and a good base to visit suffolk's beaches
it’s beautifully and thoughtfully decorated to a high standard and very clean
it is clean spacious and the view from the bedroom is fabulous
matthew our host was very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay
we had a perfect stay at the woodshed and couldn't fault the hosts or the accomodation
becky and matt are the perfect hosts very helpful and accommodating
a great place really lovely and was perfect for our stay we loved it great hosts communication was excellent
thanks for hosting us
location is great nice and quiet but close to things to do also
great location peaceful and very comfortable
lovely place in a wonderful location
great location for exploring suffolk countryside - whether for walks or beach
lovely location beautiful horses and accommodating hosts :)
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5. Great family home in a meadow (from USD 94)

This one’s also a great option if you’re a family of four. There are two bedrooms, a spacious living room (with a fireplace and entertainment options), a fully equipped kitchen, and a fabulous courtyard garden (with seating for four) at the rear side. The cottage sits in the midst of a meadow, so you can enjoy your time outdoors without having to travel too far off. As for its location, Bury St Edmunds is about a 20-minute drive away and the Suffolk-Norfolk border is about 6.5 km (4 mi) away.

Peaceful rural retreat - sleeps 4 - IP31 1BA
Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
186 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the log burner and the comfy couch and large flat screen tv in the lounge
very nicely furnished and homely with lots of extras like breakfast supplies and plenty of toiletries
the cottage had everything we needed and the kitchen was really well equipped
the most comfortable mattresses ever
the fireplace made our evenings warm cozy and romantic
everything was clean and the bed was very comfortable
very clean and everything you could need
spotlessly clean and cosy with the beautiful log burner
spotlessly clean with lots of nice thoughtful touches
ellen had the cottage spotlessly clean and little extras provided
great and helpful host with very professional service
ellen is a wonderful host
our host ellen was always happy to answer any questions before and during our stay
excellent host communicating all the time
ellen was an excellent host
lovely quiet location but not too far to drive for days out
ideal location to stay and enjoy the area
nice quiet country location
interesting places to visit a short drive away we especially recommend wyken vineyard shop and restaurant
it was also in a good location to visit both bury st
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6. Baby-friendly split-level cottage (from USD 119)

Spacious, well-appointed, fully stocked kitchen and a great garden – these are only some of the highlights of this comfortable three-bedroom cottage, ideal to house upto six occupants. While there is a family bedroom, and a galleried lounge area (with seating) on the cottage’s first floor, the other two bedrooms, and kitchen-dining areas are on the ground floor. There’s also a fenced garden to the side and rear of the cottage, ideal to enjoy meals al fresco and for kids to rollick around. The host can also make arrangements to make baby-friendly amenities (stair gate, high chair, cot, etc.) available, so do let them know if you’re likely to be traveling with an infant.

The Hayloft at Doves Barn Cottage, Badley, Needham Market
43 reviews
cottage 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
the property is lovely clean and well equipped
property is very clean very spacious & extremely well equiped
prompt communication comprehensive directions clean property and everything we needed for a mini break was provided
very clean property in immaculate condition everything you need is included everything works great garden fab value for money
great host quick response to queries
also the owner was extremely helpful and kind
brilliant accommodation and very helpful owner
the owner waa very helpful and only a phone call away if any concerns or queries
spacious 'well equipped clean and comfortable lovely garden and outdoor space hosts friendly and welcoming
this is a lovely property and is in a great location to explore the surroundings areas
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7. Well-appointed home for four (from USD 110)

Ideal for upto four occupants, who can be comfortably accommodated in the cottage’s two bedrooms, this place is possibly one of the best options worth considering. This one, too, follows a split-level plan wherein both bedrooms are on the first floor and the common areas (living room, kitchen, dining area, and utility room) are on the ground floor. There’s even a walled courtyard garden, equipped with a barbecue and some barbecuing essentials so that you can also enjoy a chilled out time with your loved ones while in. Well-behaved and housetrained dogs are also welcome at this property, so bring your lovely pooches along – do let the host know beforehand, so he can make their food bowl and food available to you! Remember to carry the dog’s bedding and other essentials through and get in touch with the rental’s host for more details.

Explore Suffolk & Norfolk from Pheasant Cottage
17 reviews
cottage 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
exceptionally clean well equipped and furnished
very clean well equipped property
very cosy nicely presented and clean
lovely weekend away in a quiet setting
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8. Beautiful cottage with private indoor pool (from USD 124)

Nestled amid sprawling meadows, this timber-framed cottage exudes an entirely straight-out-a-storybook vibe. It has two bedrooms, ample common area, and a great kitchen, making it comfortable for upto five guests to spend a relaxing time here. While the cottage’s indoors are awesome, its heated indoor pool and extensive meadows outdoors are the real highlights for guests. However, remember that the cottage has been designed in a split-level plan and stairs are slightly steep, which may be a problem for those of you who have trouble ascending/descending. Rest assured, the cottage is located an easy distance away from Suffolk’s many attractions, Sutton Hoo, Framlingham’s castles, etc., so you’ll never spend a dull moment while checked in here.

Rural Timber Framed 16th C Cottage With Use Of Indoor Heated Pool
44 reviews
cottage 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a beautiful full of character cottage cosy and with the added benifit of a lovely indoor heated swimming pool
we enjoyed a restful stay in the comfortable and very well-equipped cottage in the country
this charming cottage is comfortable well equipped and really has everything you need for a break
clean and well furnished with use of a superb indoor heated pool
we especially enjoyed feeding the chickens the indoor pool was great for all of us
the owners are lovely and keen to make you comfortable
the owners who live next door were very helpful and sociable
beautiful gardens and use of the owners swimming pool
pauline and norman are wonderful people - great hosts with an amazing property
pauline & norman are so friendly & welcoming their cottage is simply lovely
the location is superb set in the suffolk countryside away from the hustle and bustle
a lovely rural location perfect for a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life
pretty gardens and a real get away from it all place
it is in a delightful rural location with a lovely old pub serving good meals nearby
there are many places to visit and a great pub with food one mile away
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9. Conveniently located dog-friendly cottage (from USD 114)

Hope Cottage, as its host has named this property, is all things charming and quaint, and it is an utterly comfortable space of retreat. It can easily accommodate upto three guests and is even dog-friendly. While the house indoors are thoroughly well-equipped and the kitchen is fully stocked, the private garden (towards the rear side) is a hit with guests. The cottage is about 10 minutes’ drive away from the market town of Woodbridge and about half an hour away from Aldeburgh, so you’ll find plenty to explore around. Do remember that if you are planning to bring along your pet, ensure that they do not damage the artificial grass, do not climb the furniture, and/or damage the rental’s furnishings. Get in touch with the host(s) for more details on this.

Hope Cottage, Ufford
12 reviews
cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable and all as described
the property was lovely and clean and very well equipped
well equipped with nice personal touches by owners
good communication from the owners and they were always there if we needed them remained inconspicuous
lovely villages close by to look round
it was situated in a near perfect location and allowed both my partner and i to explore suffolk
a very comfortable cosy cottage in great location
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10. Cottage for couples by the pond

Perched along the bank of a farm pond, this one-bedroom farm cottage is a hit with couple travelers. It was remodeled as a rental in 2017 and guests are permitted to sit on the attached deck (by the pond) and enjoy the quaint surroundings, rife with waterfowl, and other birds. Else, there’s an adjoining (shared) garden that you make full use of. You can venture further along and explore the many nature walks in the neighborhood. While the cottage itself is an amazing space of retreat, do remember that it is only equipped with a kitchenette (toaster, microwave oven, stovetop, etc.), but there are quite a few eateries within a close distance. Framlingham and all its spoils are also about 10 minutes away.

Fabulous boutique cottage for 2 people overlooking a large pond and gardens
48 reviews
cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
tranquil clean and cosy
lovely clean cosy warm cottage and well equipped
clean comfortable and warm especially in november with underfloor heating
owners were caring and helpful but not intrusive
chris and tina were attentive hosts that also respected and gave us privacy
hosts were amazing and talked us through everything when we got there
the cottage was lovely and warm and the owners made us feel very welcome
tina and chris are perfect hosts welcoming and informative but unobtrusive unless needed
beautiful peaceful location ideal for getting away from the hectic way of life many of us lead
lots of lovely villages and places of interest to visit within 30 to 40 minutes drive
rate highly half hour drive from coast and many places of interest
the cottage is in a great location to explore some of the picturesque villages in that part of suffolk
nice location bathroom/bedroom/living area very clean
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The town of scenic settings

Suffolk boasts strong ties with its agricultural heritage, blanketed with open fields, sprawling tree lands, rolling hills, and scenic locales, which give the town its almost picture-perfect setting. While you do go around soaking in the immense beauty around, check into one of these top country cottages in Suffolk, UK, and amp up your amazing British getaway. So, don’t tarry any longer and start making your bookings pronto!

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