Holiday Cottages in Essex, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire

David Burr Holiday Lettings

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.


Top things to do

Essex, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire offer so many top things to do.

Why not spend a day exploring the coast and enjoy some the best fish and chips around. The East Anglian countryside provides so many great opportunities for walking and cycling.

A day out to Sutton Hoo, Colchester Zoo, Medieval Lavenham, Behind the Scenes at Newmarket Races, Ely Cathedral, Duxford Imperial War Museums, Tiptree Jam Museum & Tea Room and so much more.

Benefits on going on a cottage holiday

Holiday cottages enable families to spend quality time together without the disruptions of daily hassles.  Far from the usual setting, people can indulge in fun and engaging activities such as hiking go for treats, nature walks, and play games or whichever thing they love to do. It can just be sitting on the cottage, balcony to watch the sunrise or sunset and in other activities during the day

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 beautiful dog friendly beaches and open countryside East Anglia offers plenty of choice to enjoy long uninterrupted strolls with your furry friends.

View Dog Friendly Cottages

Days out in Suffolk

Visit grand stately homes, English seaside resorts, diverse British wildlife, expansive wetlands, vast network of lakes and rivers and 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 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 from 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, award-winning restaurants and prestige shopping.

Clare is a historic market town in south Suffolk, 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 – Inhabited by an infant Harry Potter and scene of his parents’ death, the small community of Godric’s Hollow is in fact Lavenham. 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.

Newmarket is a market town in Suffolk, famous because of its connection with race horses and horse racing at Newmarket Racecourse. 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.

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

Kind words from customers

Steve Arnott
Steve Arnott
21:09 16 Jun 22
A pleasure to deal with, from the first meeting the service that was provided was exemplary. Nothing was ever too much, communication was always prompt and professional and the whole process very painless. Would definitely recommend to others and be happy to use again in the future.
09:17 07 Jun 22
Thank you so much to Julie and Zoe and the team at David Burr in Long Melford, for helping me with my recent house rental.Julie was brilliant as she really went above and beyond to help me so much. Thanks too to Zoe for her kind and friendly approach throughout.
Geoff Turner
Geoff Turner
09:06 03 Jun 22
The service and support provided by David Burr particularly by Lewis Wingate and his colleagues was commendable.Any problems which arose or likely to arise were immediately resolved by Lewis and his team in a speedy and competent manner.We would have no hesitation in recommending David Burr to anyone.Thank you
Claire Gerrard
Claire Gerrard
13:19 26 May 22
What a fantastic estate agency! Ollie, Luke and the lovely team at David Burr Newmarket have been absolutely wonderful and we cannot recommend them highly enough. They have been there every step of the way. Brilliant to deal with, always available (or will call you straight back!) and super professional. We wouldn't choose anybody else. Thank you for everything David Burr team! You are all superstars!!
Jane McLean
Jane McLean
20:50 12 May 22
A fantastic service was provided from start to finish by Tim and the team at the Castle Hedingham office. Moving house is always very stressful but Tim was always there to calm the situation and sort the various queries and problems which arise right up until exchange and completion. Nothing was ever too much trouble and phone calls were ALWAYS returned if they were unavailable at the time of your call, a rarity nowadays. Admittedly their rates are a little higher than some of the other local agents but ‘you only get what you pay for’ ! Thanks Tim. 👍🏻
David B
David B
17:43 11 May 22
Excellent service from the team in selling my property. Luke valued my property correctly and Ollie did an excellent job in managing the buyers over the line. Well done to all the team. 👍

Places to go in Essex

Sudbury is an ancient market town set in the Stour Valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 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.

Dedham is a picturesque village nestled in the heart of the Dedham Vale full of ,cute tea shops and charming churches. Just 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.

A lot of Essex parks and places are steeped in history. 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.

Follow on instagram

Follow on Instagram