Oak Cottage, Suffolk

After a break away from the stresses and strains of the last few years? You'll find a welcome retreat in the shape of Oak Cottage and it could seldom be better positioned for enjoying all that Suffolk has to offer. Which is a lot.

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Given that travel has been off the agenda for so long now, it’s probably wise, at least in our opinion, to keep holidays relatively local in the short term whilst the travel industry gets back up to speed and, as luck would have it, we’re surrounded by awesome places to stay here in the UK. In order to recharge the batteries a little, we wanted to head somewhere a bit off the beaten track and with a real sense of rest and relaxation at its core and we found exactly that in Oak Cottage. Located close to the market town of Woodbridge in Suffolk and a stone’s throw from the county’s many magnificent beaches, Oak Cottage was just the mini break we were after.

The owners of Oak Cottage, Jane and Paul, which is located on a luxury Yurt campsite and adjacent to their own home couldn’t give you a warmer welcome upon arrival and go above and beyond in order to ensure that your stay is a memorable one. Surrounded by glorious fields and approached by a long driveway Oak Cottage is an expertly designed 2-bedroom single-storey holiday home and serves as a wonderful introduction to the delights of the Suffolk countryside. It boasts a light and airy open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area with spectacular views out across the surrounding Suffolk Countryside which, trust us, is about as relaxing as it gets. Surrounding the cottage, there is a superb south facing private patio area with seating, fire-pit and BBQ, and a separate decked area to the rear with seating and a quirky outdoor bath if you fancy taking in the views whilst taking a dip.

Glamping Surroundings

Given that we had our newest recruit in tow for the first time, namely our one year old son, Arthur, we decided not to stay in one of the ground’s amazing looking Yurts but, if you’re up for a spot of glamping, we’ve seldom seen better looking yurts here at The Coolector. Every little design element has been carefully considered and does justice to the amazing, secluded location in which Oak Cottage and the five, luxury yurts are found. Both Oak Cottage and the yurts will have full use of all facilities that includes a Playbarn with Information area, Playground and Seasonal outside honesty bar chock full of local craft beers with a wood-fired pizza oven (we definitely recommend the delicious pizzas).

Oak Cottage can be found less than two miles from the beautiful riverside town of Woodbridge (a place we’ve been to a few times before and was one of the bearings for choosing this fantastic cottage in the first place). In Woodbridge you’ll find a multitude of independent shops and award-winning restaurants and pubs. If you’re into walking, from the cottage there are a plethora of wonderful walks which will allow you to take in quintessential Suffolk Villages and the culinary delights of the local country pubs.

Within a short drive, around 20-30 minutes or so, or cycling distance if you’re into that sort of thing, you’ll find the whole of the Suffolk Heritage Coast is yours to discover – from beaches and heaths to towns and castles – there is never a shortage of things to see and do in Suffolk and Oak Cottage is the perfect place from which to discover them all. Whilst we were only there for a couple of nights, we definitely left Oak Cottage feeling more relaxed and rested than when arrived and that is testament to the wonderful welcome and unparalleled countryside views. Definitely recommended for anyone looking to discover the delights of Suffolk.

Leo Davie