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Book your Suffolk Holiday Cottage with Idyllic Cottages

Idyllic Cottages is the new name for the portfolio of Suffolk holiday cottages previously known as Idyllic Suffolk.

At Idyllic Cottages, we have a wide selection of dog free and dog-friendly holiday cottages to suit a varied range of tastes. From charmingly restored 16th century thatched cottages to English manor homes, our portfolio of holiday retreats are sure to provide the perfect escape for couples, friends and families alike.

Visit Idyllic Cottages

Escape the bustle by exploring our holiday cottages in stunning countryside painted by John Constable.

"We look after you to ensure a memorable holiday experience leaving you rested and rejuvenated"

Idyllic Cottages has been many years in the making resulting in an eclectic collection of delightful dog free and dog friendly Suffolk holiday cottages located in and around an area of outstanding natural beauty only an hour by train from London. As specialists in Constable’s Dedham and Stour Valley along with surrounding countryside, we imbue your stay with our extensive local knowledge and deep love of our rolling landscapes, picturesque villages, historic buildings, and ancient woodlands. Along with a wide variety of local wildlife, our Vale is steeped in history that inspired world renowned artists such as Gainsborough, Constable and Munnings. All of our curated holiday cottages in Suffolk combine modern comfort and style with unique old-world bucolic charm.

Holiday Cottages Suitable For Dogs

Your furry friend needs a holiday too! Man’s best friend is welcome in many of our beautiful cottages in Suffolk

With wide-open countryside and extensive local walks, Suffolk is a dog lovers paradise. We offer holiday cottages in Suffolk that take dogs, so your four-legged friends can treat our cottages as their own.

Why Choose Idyllic Cottages?

Suffolk holiday cottages from Idyllic Cottages provide the perfect staycation in the east of England.

Our self-catering luxury cottages are the perfect base for anyone looking to explore Suffolk and the surrounding areas. We have the perfect cottage nestled into the countryside ready and waiting for you. Many of our Suffolk country cottages are pet-friendly – so your four-legged furry friend can join in on the fun! We’re experts on the local area, so if you need any advice or recommendations for things to see and do in Suffolk, we can help! We’re also here to suggest the best places to eat and drink, so just let us know if you’d like any help on how to spend your time here.

If you’re looking for a weekend retreat in peaceful surroundings, then an Idyllic Cottages holiday cottage is perfect for you.

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Our team will endeavour to answer any questions you may have

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have regarding our charming Suffolk holiday cottages and a member of our team will get back to you.

Valley View Yurt


Secluded and beautifully decorated luxury glamping yurt with a king-size and two single beds, log burner and extensive views over rolling Constable Countryside.

The Pump House


Constable Country’s ultimate rural retreat thanks to a sublime setting within a private wild water meadow next to the pretty River Box.

The Silos


Mesmerizingly converted grain silos in remote countryside designed with loving attention to detail by an award winning visual artist.

The Dove House


Elegant and luxuriously finished cabin-style retreat tucked away in tranquil countryside between two pretty villages with pubs.

Aspen Loft

Assington Green

Beautifully designed loft cottage timelessly tucked deep within remote unspoilt rolling countryside creating a magical rural haven.

Orchard Coach House


Crisp and stylishly converted cottage with log burner, large private garden and orchard all tucked away in deepest unspoilt countryside.

Belchamp Hall Stables

Belchamp Walter

Rural luxury is redefined by this design led transformation of a large stable block that is fitted out to the highest standards.

Belchamp Hall Coach House 

Belchamp Walter

Modern and luxurious conversion bathed in natural light and brilliantly positioned in the middle of a large private estate.

Holt Coach House


First class conversion of a 19th Century out-building with two en-suite super king-sized bedrooms and large private sun terrace.

Swan’s Nest


Enchanting fully renovated 16th Century cottage with fantastic village amenities and elevated views over the Box River and woodland.

Belchamp Hall Hayloft

Belchamp Walter

Large oak rich loft style cottage finished to luxurious standards with fantastic access to a large private estate and an abundance of nature.

Belchamp Hall Mill

Belchamp Walter

Extraordinary conversion of a truly rustic mill creating a luxurious retreat deeply immersed in the rich wildlife of a large country estate.

The Granary 

Higham, Dedham Vale

A converted 18th Century farm building a short walk from the River Stour for an immersive Constable Country experience.

The Tryst

10% couples discount or £200 off 7 night stay


Extraordinary Medieval cottage in a famous historic village with wooden beams, inglenook fireplace and pretty private garden.

Constable Lodge


Adorable cottage with a log burner renovated to a high standard in a heavenly village straddling Constable’s Dedham Vale.

Box Valley Cottage


Immaculate cottage with great space and high quality finishes throughout with access to great pubs, and walks in the Dedham Vale.

The Calf Pens


Off the beaten track a large and comfortable antique furnished rural retreat with boating lake and extensive rolling countryside.

The Old Barn


Large stylish barn conversion within a rural stud in the heart of the beautiful Brett Valley with a swimming pool.

Stable Cottage


Delightful single story barn cottage with swimming pool and direct access to the beautiful countryside of the Brett Valley.

White Lion Cottage


Historic market town cottage that oozes old world charm with access to stunning countryside and great local shops and pubs.

Buxhall Byre


A light and airy 16th Century thatched barn conversion tucked deep with the gloriously unspoilt countryside of the Buxhall Vale.

Bradleys Barn

Boxted, Dedham Vale

Highly finished stable conversion privately tucked away on the edge of a farm with direct access to farmland, and country walks.

Stoke Cartlodge


A luxuriously converted 17th Century cartlodge and stable discreetly nestled away in one of Suffolk’s prettiest villages.

Tudor Cottage

Long Melford

Dreamy 16th Century cottage with romance inducing fireplace located in the heart of one of Suffolk’s most interesting villages.

Bear Cottage


Romantic 16th Century cottage with heart-warming log-burner and original wooden beams in pretty village with great amenities.

The Gildhall

Higham, Dedham Vale

A beautiful 16th Century thatched country cottage with a pretty private garden and direct access to a fifteen-acre park.

The Old Post Office

Higham, Dedham Vale

Sympathetically restored 17th Century cottage with buckets of period charm, original features and access to a private park.

Higham Place Lodge

Higham, Dedham Vale

Built to a sketch by world-famous Sir Edwin Lutyens and has great proportions, secluded garden, orchard and access to a private park.

Barhams Cartlodge

Higham, Dedham Vale

Modern open plan conversion that is light and airy and wonderfully located in the middle of a private fifteen-acre park.

Boxted Hall

Boxted, near Long Melford

A remarkable & historic country house with a swimming pool set in stunning private parkland deep in the heart of Suffolk.

Petit Hibou

Chamonix, France

Newly renovated chalet with idyllic location & stunning décor. Swim-spa, sauna, fantastic facilities, close to the lifts & town centre.

Book your next staycation in Suffolk with the confidence provided by our independent reviews

Suffolk is a popular holiday destination for many reasons. The county is famous for its stunning coastline, picturesque countryside and wetland broads – not forgetting the fantastic independent boutiques, traditional pubs and fine restaurants you’ll find along the way! Suffolk is a unique and popular holiday destination, and convenient location for those seeking a weekend-away. For a true taste of Suffolk life, it’s time to book one of the best luxury holiday cottages Suffolk has to offer.

Things To Do

Experience The Dedham Vale and Stour Valley with their unforgettable scenery 

What’s On

There’s a vibrant cultural life in Suffolk and therefore always plenty of interesting things to do.

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Restaurants & Cafes

From the smart 5* establishments, wonderful gastro pubs to tearooms and cafes for you to choose.

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Family Fun

Splashing about on the beach or lakes, visits to zoos, parks, farms and all the things kids love to do.

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Places To Visit

Steeped in history and the pretty villages across the county, there is so much to see and explore.

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Local Walks

Suffolk is a truly beautiful county with a vast network of byways and footpaths for you to explore.

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Helpful Links

We have included links to local activity sites in order for you to visit fun and interesting locations.

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