Holiday Cottages in Essex, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire

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We aim to provide a first-class service to all of our guests from the moment you book to the time you go home. All of our properties have been thoroughly inspected to ensure they are spotlessly clean with crisp bed linen, fluffy towels and everything you need to enjoy your stay. Whether you are looking for a peaceful rural retreat in the rolling countryside or a cosy romantic cottage for a weekend break, we have something to suit all requirements.

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Top things to do

Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire offer so many things to do.

Why not spend a day exploring the beautiful medieval villages synonymous with the county, open rolling countryside and bustling historic towns. A huge array of attractions include Sutton Hoo, Colchester Zoo, historic Lavenham, Long Melford with its grand stately homes, the stunning Cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket Races, Ely Cathedral, the Dedham Vale and much more.

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Dog Friendly Holidays

David Burr has a huge range of pet friendly accommodation meaning you can enjoy your holiday with your dog by your side.

With miles of footpaths meandering through open countryside, East Anglia offers plenty of choice to enjoy long uninterrupted strolls with your furry friends.

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Days out in Suffolk

Our glorious county offers entertainment in abundance with an array of visitors attractions to enjoy. Visit grand stately homes, stroll around quaint English seaside towns and villages, observe diverse British wildlife throughout a vast network of lakes, rivers and coastlines and take in some of the most impressive historical architecture.

With a landscape made famous by the artist John Constable to the royal burial ground at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk has a fascinating history. There’s lots of variety too, from the coastline in the east to the picturesque wool towns in the west. And you won’t want to miss Ickworth House with its Italianate garden and parkland.

Reputed to be one of the most attractive small towns in England, Bury St Edmunds showcases a wonderful array of architecture throughout the ages. Although famous for the St Edmundsbury Cathedral and Abbey Gardens it also has hidden gems such as the Nutshell Britain’s smallest pub, the Theatre Royal, the Greene King Brewery and award-winning restaurants and shopping.

Clare is a historic market town in south Suffolk (the smallest in the county!) and is located close to the Essex border. Famous for its chocolate box cottages, its Augustine Priory (one of the oldest religious houses in England) and the castle ruins, Clare is a lovely place to visit and live in.

Lavenham is a thriving village well known for its Guildhall, Little Hall, 15th-century church, half-timbered medieval cottages and circular walks. Wizards and antiques also meet in this picturesque medieval village – Lavenham was in fact featured in many scenes throughout the Harry Potter films. No article about Lavenham or Long Melford is complete without mention of one of Suffolk’s fondest exports, the loveable rogue and antiques dealer, Lovejoy, played by Ian McShane, the actor filmed many scenes in the villages.

Long Melford is one of Suffolk’s many gems full of independent shops, vibrant art galleries, antique centres, cafes, pubs  and restaurants. If you enjoy you history you can explore two of UKs best kept Tudor mansions, Kentwell Hall and Melford Hall.

Kentwell Hall’s Tudor events are not done by halves; every inch of the Long Melford house and estate is used to present a yesteryear community. You will hear old English being spoken, see people in traditional dress and there’s a chance you may catch the stimulating aromas of Tudor cuisine.

Newmarket is a market town in north-west Suffolk, famous for its connection with horse racing. The town has two race courses situated on Newmarket Heath, these are the Rowley Mile and the July Course. The Jockey Club also hosts live music events at the racecourse throughout the summer – 2022 sees Rudimental, Paloma Faith, Madness, Simply Red and many more.

Sudbury is an ancient market town set in the Stour Valley which straddles the Essex/Suffolk border. Thomas Gainsborough was born here and the surrounding countryside inspired much of his work.  His birthplace has been converted to a museum and art gallery, which is open to the general public. A market still runs on a Thursday and Saturday and the town contains many independent retailers, restaurants, pubs and cafes as well as the beautiful Water Meadows with miles of picturesque public footpaths.

Places to go in Essex

Dedham is a picturesque village nestled in the heart of the Dedham Vale full of tea shops and charming churches. Make sure you don’t leave without seeing Willy Lott’s House. The building appears in one of Constable’s most famous paintings ‘The Hay Wain’. When it’s sunny you can also hire a little boat to row up the River Stour.

Experience the 13th century at Cressing Temple Barns with its restored Tudor walled garden and Tiptree tea rooms.

Great days out Around Cambridgeshire

Cambridge is home to the world’s fourth oldest university. Hire a punt, look round the galleries and explore its 31 colleges, it’s impossible not to be captivated by the academic spirit.

One of East Anglia’s most famous locations is that of Ely Cathedral. Originally built in 1803, the Cathedral which is known as the ‘ship of the fens’ has been featured in many films and TV series, including The Theory of Everything, Macbeth, The King’s Speech, The Crown and Granchester.

Experience the world of aerial warfare at the Imperial War Museum Duxford in Cambridgeshire. IWM Duxford is a historic airfield and museum telling the stories of those who lived, fought and died in war from WW1 to 1969

Not far from Cambridge you’ll find Anglesey Abbey, a Jacobean style house with gardens and watermill. A little further afield you’ll discover the working estate of Wimpole with its mansion and farm, the distinctive fenland landscape of Wicken Fen and views of one of the last working mills on the River Ouse.

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