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Summer

Enjoy the long summer evenings and beautiful sunsets with a chilled glass of wine in your private hot-tub; the large sun decks really come into their own at this time of year. They’re great for enjoying a seat in the sun while the kids play.

A visit to the Suffolk Heritage coast is a must, you might even manage a dip in the sea. The Suffolk Countryside is beautiful at this time of year. Take a trip to Dedham Vale, pack a picnic and let the kids paddle in the river. Hire a rowing boat and indulge in the local ice cream! All the local farms offer an array of additional activities to keep the kids entertained.

Autumn

Suffolk is truly magical at this time of year with low rainfall and clear nights. Watching the stars at night – you may even hear our resident owl! Enjoy the many walks and cycling routes while stopping off at a local tea room or pub for a piece of cake or Suffolk Ale. Take a day trip to Bury St Edmund, Cambridge or Norwich. Explore Long Melford, Lavenham and Snape Maltings, all with some unique shopping options.

Suffolk’s reputation as a foodie’s haven is growing and there are many food and drinks festivals on at this time of year. Snape Maltings hosts an annual festival in Sept with over 100 local producers taking part in the event. Visit the “what’s on” Section for more details.

Winter

There are many beautiful pubs with exposed beams, rustic charm, roaring fires and heart-warming fair in the area. When the cold weather creeps in, what better excuse to visit. As the summer crowds head home you can enjoy the peace and beauty of the Suffolk countryside. In October, Ipswich hosts Octoberfest. There’s also the Great Framlingham Sausage Festival. Why not bring some back and cook them on the fire pit. Around Christmas time there are various markets for you to visit. Stock up on some Christmas goodies and get into the festive mood. The lodges are all decorated with Christmas lights adding a festive feeling to your stay.

Spring

As the temperatures start to rise, the Suffolk landscape blooms and our English gardens and country parks come alive. If you are lucky enough to visit at this time of year, the cherry blossom in the Orchard is stunning. Take a walk in the bluebell woods, witness lambs being born at the various local farms, or join in the numerous Easter egg hunts! Take a guided paddle in a canoe along the river Stour or take a trip on the foot ferries on the Suffolk coast. Meander round the elegant market towns, or look out your hiking boots and explore the beautiful Suffolk countryside.

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