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6 great places for a mini-break in Suffolk this Christmas and New Year

PUBLISHED: 13:42 04 December 2018

Abbey Gardens In The Snow (c) Martin Pettitt, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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If you’re looking for someone to enjoy a few days in Suffolk this festive period then look no further than these 6 gorgeous locations

+ Wheatacre Hall Barns

Station Rd, Wheatacre, Beccles NR34 0AS | 01502 677208 | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Luxury Self-catering Accommodation in eight Converted Barns on a working Arable and Dairy Farm.

They are situated in the beautiful peaceful rural Waveney Valley adjoining the southern tip of the Norfolk Broads.

Many fantastic sandy beaches and attractions can be found a short distance from Wheatacre Hall Barns making this a great place to base your visit in your discovery of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Facilities include, Games Barn, Fitness Barn, Soft Play Barn and Hot Tub and plenty of outdoor space for fun and games.

Wheatacre Hall BarnsWheatacre Hall Barns

+ Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape Bridge, Snape IP17 1SP | 01728 687172 | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

The perfect destination for a short break or a longer stay in one of their luxury holiday properties ranging from a cosy, one bedroom cottage to a fabulous six bedroom family home.

The properties are set in in the heart of the Maltings around a private Courtyard, along the historic frontage or at Iken View with wonderful views across the river towards Iken itself.

All are appointed to a high standard with everything that is needed for a relaxing break.

On site there is a collection of independent shops, cafes and a teashop, a pub and the world famous Concert Hall as well as ample free parking.

Stay at Snape Maltings and enjoy all that the glorious Suffolk coast has to offer.

Snape MaltingsSnape Maltings

+ The Mill Hotel

Walnut Tree Lane, Sudbury, CO10 1BD | 01787 375544 | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

It’s a picture perfect scene. Swans glide past a whitewashed mill, nestled on the riverbank by an ancient bridge, framed by weeping willows.

Lush green water-meadows stretch as far as the eye can see.

Welcome to The Mill Hotel, a beautifully converted watermill in the quintessential country town of Sudbury, Suffolk.

History and modernity meet here, with soothing, contemporary interiors complementing the mill’s original features, among them the waterwheel itself – an atmospheric centerpiece in the restaurant and relaxing bar.

Within minutes of the hotel, picturesque villages dot some of England’s loveliest countryside in scenes made famous by romantic artist John Constable. Isn’t it time you put yourself in the picture?

The Mill HotelThe Mill Hotel

+ Ravenwood Hall

Rougham, Bury Saint Edmunds IP30 9JA | 01359 270345 | Facebook | Twitter

Whether you are looking for a peaceful break or the perfect venue for a special occasion, Ravenwood Hall is an ideal venue to enjoy the festivities.

A beautiful blend of a rich heritage and a delicious dining experience awaits as you get whisked away to the secluded and tranquil Suffolk countryside, on the cusp of Bury St Edmunds. An independent hotel, owned by the Jarvis family for 30 years, Ravenwood Hall is one of Suffolk’s best kept secrets.

With its origins dating back to the reign of Henry VIII, Ravenwood Hall is crammed full of character and architectural features such as an ornate carved oak structure, inglenook fireplaces and rare 15th century wall paintings. Ravenwood Hall is particularly magical at Christmas with festive walks to the neighbouring Blackthorpe Barn’s Christmas craft shop a perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors.

While inside the majestic building, you can enjoy fine dining next to a roaring log fire before returning to one of the individually-designed rooms across the main hall – many with four-poster beds as well as antique furniture and gorgeous bathrooms to add an air of romance over the festive period.

Ravenwood Hall also has a further seven rooms in the Mews, converted from the original stable block, all offering contemporary elegance.

Ravenwood HallRavenwood Hall

+ Best of Suffolk

Lime Tree Farm, Badingham, Woodbridge, IP13 8LU | 01728 638962 | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Best of Suffolk boasts over 370 stylish self-catering holiday cottages across Suffolk and along the historic heritage coast.

From traditional cottages to modern contemporary holiday homes with views of the sea, they are sure to have your perfect accommodation.

Best of Suffolk have locations across the whole of Suffolk, including firm favourite coastal towns like Southwold, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness to rural escapes in stunning scenery.

Suffolk is also known for its market towns, from Framlingham ‘Castle on the Hill’ to Riverside Woodbridge and medieval Lavenham.

They aim to accommodate guests in luxury and a stay in one of their stylish holiday homes is sure to be the perfect base from which to explore all that this beautiful county has to offer.

+ Mollett’s Farm

Main Rd, Benhall, Saxmundham IP17 1JY | 01728 604547 | Facebook | Twitter

Mollett’s Farm is a family run haven of peace and tranquillity set in open farmland.

You can relax here or you are within easy access of the Suffolk Heritage Coast with all it has to offer – the choice is yours!

The self-catering accommodation comprises of three accessible studios and three cottages, sleeping 2 to 5 people.

They also have a Caravan & Motorhome CL.

Mollett’s FarmMollett’s Farm

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