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Christmas in Suffolk

The festive season has become rather frenetic for many people these days: lunches with colleagues, dinners with friends, get-togethers with the family, Christmas shopping and a host of other commitments that can leave us feeling exhausted when the Big Day finally arrives.

There’s something quite appealing about the idea of ‘getting away from it all’ at this time of year; finding somewhere relaxing and cosy to spend time with people you care about, enjoying good food, a warm fire and reflecting on the year that is passing. Suffolk is a peaceful place with lovely countryside, miles and miles of footpaths, a beautiful coastline and fits the bill perfectly, for a restful Christmas break.

Days can be spent curled up in front of the fire with a good book and a glass of wine close at hand, interspersed with a brisk walk through pretty countryside, or a stroll around a fine medieval village before finding somewhere for lunch or afternoon tea.

Constable Country in the Dedham Vale of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a delight to explore at any time of year, but especially so in the off-peak season. Walks leaflets can be dowloading from the Dedham Vale project website and further information about Suffolk is available from tourist information centres across the county.

Constable Country in Suffolk and Essex

A cosy cottage at Christmas is the order of the day, and we have picked out some of the best that Suffolk has to offer:

Penny Cottage, Suffolk

Penny Cottage in Lavenham (above) sleeps two people and seven nights from Monday, 21st December for £926.10.

Mill Cottage, Suffolk

Mill Cottage in its own 70 acres of beautiful woods, wetlands and meadows, sleeps two people and dogs are welcome. The cottage is available from Monday, 21st December for seven nights for £723.24.

Farm Cottage, Edwardstone, Suffolk

Farm Cottage in Edwardstone, not far from Lavenham, sleeps three people (and dogs are welcome) and is available for seven nights for £723.24.

You can find more cosy cottages here and do browse The Suffolk Guide website and plan your escape to the country this Christmas.

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