Enjoy the vast countryside and sundrenched shores of this magnificent region of England when you stay at a holiday cottage in Suffolk. Explore the lush greenery and indulge in the local food and drink as you embark on a relaxing holiday in Suffolk. This area of Britain is teeming with things to see and do. The history of Suffolk has provided many artefacts and places of interest which you can delight in visiting and the natural beauty of the area is just waiting to be explored. Relax amongst the beautiful landscapes and indulge in cultural pursuits when you venture from the comfortable accommodation of holiday cottages in Suffolk. If you choose to stay by Suffolk's enchanting coast, you can partake in an array of sporting activities. Perhaps fly kites on the golden sands, or if you are feeling more adventurous, you can attempt rafting, waterskiing and even the exhilarating pastime of kiteboarding. Staying at holiday cottages in Suffolk allow you to explore exciting activities in the most wonderful of locations.
If you are more inclined to take an interest in the cultural aspects of the area, experience Suffolk's arts and heritage and visit the many museums and galleries on offer. With over 45 museums to visit you have an extensive range from which to choose. A spectacular place to visit whilst staying at a holiday cottage in Suffolk is Thomas Gainsborough House, which exhibits the paintings, prints and drawings of this great 18th century artist at the place where he was born. The house is set amongst charming gardens, in which there is a coach house that has been converted into a print studio and cottages that have been transformed into a coffee shop and a gift shop. This is the only birthplace of an artist open to the public in Britain and is a rare and delightful treat.
As you venture from a holiday cottage in Suffolk, enjoy the local history at any of the museums in the area. Visit the Amber Museum in Southwold, which as the name suggests is dedicated to historical pieces of art made from this resin and also traces its history in the many displays. The museum also has a shop which will entice you with its beautiful honey toned creations of jewellery and charms.
The attractions are countless in this region and there are many activities to tempt you from the comfort of a holiday cottage in Suffolk. If you are searching for history and the opportunity to experience the architectural delights of medieval and Tudor England, then perhaps choose to visit Lavenham when you reside in a holiday cottage in Suffolk and be surrounded by remnants of history. The cobbled streets, timber and thatched cottages and Tudor residences of this town transport you through various periods of English history. You may wish to relax in one of the tea rooms after a day searching for delightful treasures in the antiques shops which adorn the meandering streets of Lavenham.
Staying in holiday cottages in Suffolk enable you to discover the many hidden walking and cycling routes amongst the scenic landscapes of the region. Combine countryside recreation with amazing visual displays of contemporary technology at the most anticipated rural event in the local calendar, the Suffolk Show. This festival in Ipswich is known to have had air displays by the Red Devils and helicopters and always has a programme filled with activities and crafts stalls to delight the entire family. Each year the show brings an abundance of fun-filled entertainment to the area and draws tourists from all around.
The local food and drink of Suffolk can be enjoyed at many of the fantastic establishments in the area or you can peruse the fresh produce of the farmers' markets and prepare delicious meals in the comfort of a holiday cottage in Suffolk. For those who prefer to dine out, there are several restaurants offering excellent food and drink from the locality and many are set in the most beautiful of countryside locations.