Relaxing cottage holidays in Suffolk
Rural loving wealthy Londoners head to their country cottages in Suffolk, or the Cotswolds, at weekends, depending on which part of London they live in. Those on the north west of London have discovered the pleasant leafy back lanes and charming villages of Suffolk. A cottage tucked away on a country road or in a Suffolk hamlet is a complete retreat from busy city life. In Suffolk, people can get on their bikes and exercise with pleasure; the scenery all around is gently undulating fields of golden wheat, darker smudges of woodland, pastel coloured old cottages, some with thatched roofs.
It is many people’s dream to retire to Suffolk. The pace of life is kind and older people no longer want to hurry, at this stage of life it is best to take things slowly and Suffolk village life allows that. In rural areas the inhabitants all know each other and greet one another on meeting. The village pub is a centuries old meeting place where one can sit over a pint of real ale and have a conversation or not, depending on the mood.
It is worth making the effort to get to know Suffolk and its various facets. There is rural Suffolk where stunning cottages and manor houses sit comfortably surrounded by countryside, village Suffolk with a variety of holiday homes, both old and new, arranged around the heart of the village. Most Suffolk villages have a real centre, some with a traditional village green overlooked by a church and the village shop. Village halls still abound – places where the community meets for social and business reasons that keep the village community strong.
Coastal Suffolk is yet another strand of this stunning English county. Yacht clubs and marinas up and down the coast are a playground at weekends. Become a member and go sailing at weekends or sign up for a sailing course and learn how to master your own dinghy should the need arise. On warm sunny days, spend an afternoon on the beach at Southwold, beside some of the most expensive beach huts in England. The town of Southwold is a very nice cottage holiday destination for those sunny summer months.
There is so much more to Suffolk; its sense of history and love of antiques, the hunting, shooting and fishing set, the artists who follow in the footsteps of Constable and Gainsborough. Begin investigating Suffolk on holiday and you could develop an everlasting passion for the area and the search for your very own holiday cottage.
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