romantic retreats ~ a handpicked selection

Romantic Holiday Cottages in Suffolk, East Anglia

In spite of being so close to London, Suffolk has somehow managed to keep a unique feel, steeped in history and rural beauty. With its beautiful coastline, sleepy villages, windy country lanes and bustling little market towns, Suffolk will help you unwind and relax before you know it, making it the perfect base for a romantic break or romantic weekend away.

Click on one of the links below to explore some of the most romantic holiday cottages in Suffolk.

Meddlars, in Hadleigh

Sleeps 2 to 3 – This gorgeous wood-beamed retreat has a real feel of relaxed luxury. We can’t think of many better places to wind up for the weekend. Meddlars Cottage has kept the charisma from its 1600’s origins, while the owners have upgraded the rooms to offer a modern luxury feel. The result is that you have gorgeous ceilings and marble floors, mixed with an upgraded kitchen and a swish bathroom. Read more...


Oakleys, Long Melford

Sleeps 6 - Oakleys is a fabulous 15th Century half Hall House easily sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms and a large Suffolk Landing with a unique Built in Breton bed. Situated in the tiny hamlet of Foxearth just up the hill from Long Melford, one of Suffolk’s famous Medieval villages with many interesting shops, pubs, restaurants and stately homes to visit. Special offer: Couples discount rates available for most of the year, click on the website link for more information. Read more...


Water Cottage, Kersey

Sleeps 5 – We think this is the ideal place to surprise and spoil your partner – it has a look of complete relaxed luxury. Water Cottage has all the history, and wooden beams, to take you back to the past, and it’s set in one of South England’s most beautiful villages. Kersey, a favourite subject for artist’s, will win you over in a moment. It’s a great retreat for Londoners, as it’s only 90 minutes away. Read more...


The Tryst, in Lavenham

Sleeps 2 to 6 – Escape to one of the country’s most beautiful villages. The gabled cottages and cobbled streets of Lavenham in Suffolk have a rare charm. For the romantics – that’s us - the Grade 1 listed cottage The Tryst is a bit of a dream. Read more...


Little Priory, Blythburgh

Sleeps 2 – This romantic little cottage is as cute as a button and makes a great bolthole for two in the countryside. Little Priory is tucked away in the village of Blythburgh, just a few miles from the sea, surrounded by old English charm. Read more...


Chobbs Barn, Eye

Sleeps 2 - This has to be one of our favourite romantic retreats. Somehow Chobbs barn ticks all the right boxes; a picture perfect character exterior, beautiful interior, private garden and a very warm welcome to one of Suffolk’s hidden gems. Owners Aly and Tim have pulled off something very special here, effortlessly combining old and new. Read more...


Woodfarm House near Stowmarket

Sleeps 7 – This romantic thatched getaway gets full marks for its top English charm. The 15th century Woodfarm House, in Suffolk, has a grand log fire, beautiful beamed ceilings, country views and old-style bedrooms - it’s like something straight out a of a Jane Austen novel. Woodfarm House is a large and spacious getaway, which easily sleeps seven people making it an ideal for an escape with your partner and some friends or family.
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Alde Barn near Stowmarket

Sleeps 2 – Tucked by trees and a little pond, Alde Barn is an oasis, just for couples, in sunny Suffolk. This romantic retreat is beautifully designed with huge oak beams, antique mixed with modern furnishings and a relaxing atmosphere. The barn is named after the river Alde, which winds its way through nearby Aldeburgh. From the outside, the traditional English barn has a country feel, with weatherboarding and massive oak trusses, beams and flooring on the inside. Read more...


The Granary near Stowmarket

Sleeps 2 – We aren’t allowed to have favourites, but this retreat pulled our heartstrings. The Granary Barn is a gingerbread house-style getaway in rural Suffolk with bags of country charm making it a wonderful place to escape to with your partner. From the outside it looks like something straight out of Little Red Riding Hood – with wooden cladding and a peaked little roof. Situated just outside the village, down a country lane, it is sheltered in its own peaceful patch. Read more...


Cat's Cradle, in Stoke by Clare

Sleeps 2 to 4 – Cats know how to live – and when it comes to a relaxing holiday theirs is a good example to follow. With cosy rooms, open fires and worn old brick floors, Cat’s Cradle in Stoke by Clare offers a tranquil break from city life. Its quiet spot in Stoke by Clare is just about purrrfect for a romantic escape (sorry, I couldn’t resist). Read more...


Lavenham House, in Lavenham

Sleeps 6 – We think Lavenham house is a right grand getaway – with a charm straight from the 15th century and all the romance of inglenook fireplaces and market village views. Its about as far from a dull city flat as we can imagine! Read more...


Mint Cottage, Lavenham

Sleeps 2 - Mint Cottage is a fabulous old Weavers Cottage in a beautiful tiny village. It sleeps a couple in luxury. The Historic Building dates from the 16th century and is located in the tiny historic village of Lavenham. This village is a truly amazing place to visit and is probably the last unspoilt medieval village in England. Mint Cottage has many period features – beautiful broad oak floor boards, ancient beamed arched rooms and old brickwork. Read more...


The Bakery, Edwardstone

Sleeps 2 - Our Honeymooners Favourite. Since 1720 The Bakery provided bread for the old Grove Farm, now it is converted into an extremely cosy self-contained cottage. It has a very cosy open fire which you can sink back into the comfy sofa and watch as the ducks in the Orchard peck at the French doors for bread. Read more...


Cobbs Cottage, Stoke-by-Nayland

Sleeps 5 - Cobbs Cottage is a lovely 17th Century thatched cottage in a tiny cluster of 4 ancient Estate cottages all on their own and overlooking the beautiful Box River valley, the setting is magical and the area is probably the prettiest part of Suffolk. It is down a tiny single track lane just outside the tiny medieval village of Stoke-by-Nayland which is where The Pilgrims Way crosses the valley and over the hill down to The River Stour. Special offer: Couples discount rates available for most of the year, click on the website link for more information. Read more...


Borleymere Shepherds Hut

Sleeps 2 - If you have ever dreamed of waking up in a Shepherds Hut in a wildflower meadow, tucked away beside a picturesque Mere with woodland around you and just birdsong and the rustling of leaves to listen to as your neighbours; then this lovely place is a real treat for you. Read more...


Queenies, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 2 - Just look at that bed! This is a romantic luxury cottage with direct access to Tunstall Forest leading to Snape and the Arts & Music Centre there and onwards to the seaside at Aldeburgh. Read more...


The Coach House, near Clare

Sleeps 2 - This 1650's cottage is very special luxurious retreat for a couple - it has a very special feature of having its own lovely 17th Century Walled Garden to close out the world and its own wildflower meadow with nut and fruit trees and an ancient thatched Summer House where you can completely cocoon yourself in a wildlife sanctuary and gaze at the stars at night and keeping warm with cheerful pot bellied BBQ. Special indeed! Read more...