With domestic travel in the UK on the rise, now is the time to plan some UK staycations.
A great way to make staycations and domestic travel more exciting is finding quirky places to stay in the UK and unusual holiday lets.
So if you’re planning a Suffolk getaway, here’s some inspiration for unusual places to stay in Suffolk.
Check out this post for more unique stays all over the UK.
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Quirky Places to Stay in Suffolk
Suffolk is a beautiful county in the UK and with plenty of hidden gems and special places to stay in Suffolk, it’s a great option for a romantic weekend escape or a family getaway.
This base of an 18th century windmill is the perfection option for a rural escape in the Suffolk countryside.
The accommodation sleeps 4, dogs are welcome and the accommodation is basic but has everything you need, including kitchen, wifi and bathroom in the main house.
This is a haven for the outdoor and adventurous, with loads of cycle paths in the surrounding area and canoe boats for rent just a few minutes away from the mill.
There are bikes to rent on site, plus a BBQ for use in the summer months
Wooden Cabin Retreat
This adorable cabin is perfect if you’re looking for a romantic escape and special places to stay in Suffolk.
The secluded cabin faces out across miles of open countryside and the American style verandah makes it perfect to sit out with your morning cup of tea or with a glass of wine in the evening as it faces the most perfect sunsets.
The cabin is well fitted with a full modern kitchen, bathroom and double bedroom.
To make your stay extra special, you can book a spa treatment or a cream tea and sparking wine.
Fairytale Treehouse Escape
If you’re really looking to switch off and really connect with each other and nature, this magical treehouse wins the prize for unusual places to stay in Suffolk.
This treehouse has been built by local artisans with bespoke designs and furniture. The treehouse is built around the trees and runs entirely on solar power.
There is no TV, hair dryer or oven, there are gas hobs and a fridge. This really is a place to disconnect and enjoy your surroundings. There are countless walks to do in the area, enjoy your time in the countryside, walk the alpacas on the farm or even take a plane ride over the Suffolk countryside thanks to the on-property air strip - ask the host if you’d like to book any of these experiences.
This really is one of the best Airbnbs in Suffolk and perfect for a unique stay in the English countryside.
This adorable Suffolk holiday cottage in Adleburgh sticks to it’s marine theme, being painted blue and white on the outside complete with an orange lifesaver ring.
The interior is light, airy and modern, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a beautiful terrace.
Being located right by the waterfront and with Ipswich just 25 miles away, the Seahorse Cottage is the perfect quaint weekend escape in Suffolk.
The Railway Carriage
Quirky places to stay in Suffolk don’t get quirkier than this! Staying in the Railway Cottage feels like you’re stepping back in time, with the rustic industrial decor, and unique touches like ration tins, army supplies, dog tags and army first aid bag.
The carriage is beautifully decorated for a rustic countryside stay, with a modern bathroom on site and a small kitchenette.
There’s parking on site and you’ll also have a private terrace to sit outside and enjoy some wine with sunset. There’s also a log burner for those chilly evenings.
Suffolk Yacht Stay
If the idea of a Suffolk boat holiday sounds good to you, the check out this cool place to stay in Suffolk, on a yacht!
Perfect for two guests, but can sleep up to four, you can enjoy this luxury yacht with plenty of deck space to enjoy coffee or wine in the sunshine.
I hope this list gives you some inspiration for unusual places to stay in Suffolk on your next getaway in the east of England.
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