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What's Hot

“Here’s our selection of what’s HOT at Best of Suffolk. From NEW properties, to seasonal breaks and special offers, here’s what’s popular at the moment. ”

Christmas Breaks
Winter Warmer Special Offers
New Property: Willow Cottage
New Year’s Eve Breaks
Getaways for Two
Photo of the Month Competition
New Property: Church Farm Barn

Did you know you can hold a property for 24 hours for free with Best of Suffolk?

Why Choose Best Of Suffolk?

“Best of Suffolk has the best selection of luxury, hand-picked, stylish holiday homes in Suffolk. Enjoy hotel-quality linens, fluffy bath sheets and a welcoming bottle of wine on arrival. What makes us different, is our independence and Suffolk expertise. Proudly located in Suffolk, our small, friendly and knowledgeable team love nothing more than sharing our love for our stunning county. Nearest pub? Recommend a good walk? Activities for the kids? Feel free to ask away.”

Our Multi-award winning team!

"Lovely family break"

Booking very simple. We are regular visitors to this property and it was beautifully clean, as always. Perfect for our annual family get-together

"Gorgeous place, perfect for groups"

This house was amazing. Clean, great location, quiet, plenty big enough for everybody as well! Thank you.

"Best of Suffolk 5 Star"

Professional customer service, deserves 5stars

"Fantastic property"

Excellent customer service, any queries were promptly responded too and they were able to accommodate all my requests

"Lovely cottage in a great town"

Easy to view the website. Photo’s and description were accurate. Quick and straight forward to book

"Perfect in every way"

Perfect in every way

"A lovely house in a perfect location"

All very easy to book and the arrival instructions were fine. I was surprised we had to pay £300 damages deposit, but that was refunded pretty promptly.

"Very Helpful company and nothing was ever too much troubl"

Very Helpful from booking to the end of our stay - highly recommend

"Fantastic weekend"

Well organised, will be back next year.

"The perfect country break!"

Polite, helpful and prompt responses.

"Wonderful property in a good location"

Efficient service found out specific information I requested.

"Very efficient"

They were very efficient with all aspects of the booking.

"Helpful and efficient"

Everything went well, booking service good and house description exact and photos gave a good and realistic impression

"See above!"

We always use this company because they excel at every point of contact and the properties are beautifully presented and maintained.


Great service, easy booking and payment.

"Recommend for a winter break"

Lovely cottage, warm and cosy, would recommend for a winter break. The facilities were good, well equipped, clean and well thought out. Pretty setting, and although it was too wet to sit down by the river, it would be relaxing in the warmer months. Booking was easy, owner lovely and approachable.

"Great Company."

I have booked through Best of Suffolk several times. It is a trouble free process.

"Cosy stay"

Easy to book and excellent range of cottages

"Excellent accommodation and service throughout"

Thoroughly recommended

"Amazing service and the property was amazing"

Amazing service and the property was amazing


Easy to find what I wanted and correspondence very efficient.

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Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages
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Aldeburgh Cottages
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Southwold Holiday Cottages
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Coastal Holiday Cottages
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Rural Holiday Holiday Cottages
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Experts in the field

“At Best of Suffolk we love nothing more than telling a story, and there’s no better way to tell a story than through some of the stunning images we have of our county. Here’s a selection of our most recent blogs, put together by the team. In them, we’re out there, exploring Suffolk and all it has to offer every day. We are your Suffolk experts, and here, we’ve put together real photos of Suffolk events, things to do, good walks and experiences. Enjoy!”

Blog title NEW! A Large Barn in the Suffolk Countryside

NEW! A Large Barn in the Suffolk Countryside

Ideal for Groups We would like to introduce our newest, hottest property, Church Farm Barn.  Sleeping 14 this converted barn is ideal for large or extended families or groups of friends. New Property! Church Farm Barn is a spectacular converted … Continued


Blog title NEW! Tranquil Suffolk Cottage

NEW! Tranquil Suffolk Cottage

Tranquil Suffolk at it’s Very Best We would like to showcase one of our fabulous new properties, a pretty, tranquil Suffolk cottage called Willow Tree Cottage. Willow Tree Cottage, Wilby On a quiet lane, surrounded by fields and hedgerows you’ll … Continued


Blog title Sunny Evenings in Suffolk

Sunny Evenings in Suffolk

Sunny September Another fabulous month for the Best of Suffolk photo of the month competition. You have truly spoilt us with these captivating photos of what makes Suffolk such a stunning county.  This months theme?  Sunny evenings in Suffolk.  Our … Continued


Blog title October Half Term Events in Suffolk

October Half Term Events in Suffolk

Family Fun in Suffolk this October Half Term Looking for fun-filled October Half Term events in Suffolk to keep the kids happy?  Look no more!  Your Suffolk experts at Best of Suffolk have compiled a collection of events which will … Continued


Blog title Dog Friendly Suffolk

Dog Friendly Suffolk

Dog Friendly Holidays in Suffolk At Best of Suffolk, we love nothing more than getting out and about and exploring our beloved county!  As an independent letting agency, and as local experts, we’re delighted to share our top tips. This blog … Continued


Blog title Simply having a wonderful Christmas time

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time

The BEST of Suffolk Christmas events 2019 There has never been a better time to get together with family and friends than in the run up to Christmas.  With light switch on events and Christmas markets starting in November and … Continued


Blog title Best of Suffolk take to the track!

Best of Suffolk take to the track!

Best of Suffolk Dream Team take on the Aldeburgh Triathlon On Sunday 15 September, some of the Best of Suffolk team took to the track for the Aldeburgh Triathlon Team Relay. Now an annual fixture, the hugely supported event was … Continued


Blog title 20% off Autumn and Winter Breaks!

20% off Autumn and Winter Breaks!

Autumn and Winter Breaks Save 20% How does 20% off autumn and winter breaks sound?  Tempting?  We thought so too!  Let Best of Suffolk help you find our perfect place to stay this autumn or winter. Take me to 20% Savings! … Continued


Blog title New Thorpeness Holiday Cottage!

New Thorpeness Holiday Cottage!

The Corner Cottage, Thorpeness Sitting in the heart of Thorpeness, the Corner Cottage is just moments from the sea.  This newly built, contemporary, pet-friendly holiday home comes complete with plenty of family space to enjoy. Lots of Room for all … Continued


Blog title October Half Term Special Offer!

October Half Term Special Offer!

October Half Term will be here in no time, and we have a fabulous special offer to make your stay even more enjoyable…on us! Book to stay with Best of Suffolk and choose from either a FREE family cinema ticket … Continued


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Best Of Suffolk

Best of Suffolk is an award-winning, independent, family-run holiday cottage lettings agency, bringing the experience of a boutique hotel to self-catering in Suffolk.

The company was established by Naomi and Alex Tarry with just six properties in 2006.  The agency has now grown to represent over 400 properties in Suffolk.  In the early days, a wooden seagull named Morris adorned the fireplace of Aldeburgh Cottage, Best of Suffolk’s first holiday cottage.  He soon became recognised as the symbol of the company and now stands for luxury holiday accommodation in Suffolk.

From the beginning, Best of Suffolk has stood for consistently high standards and stylish properties.  Before a new property is launched, we ensure that it will delight guests and reach our brand standards, including items such as an agreed contents list, crisp cotton linen and oversized bath towels.  These small touches underline our commitment to delighting our guests, enabling them to have outstanding holidays in Suffolk.

Self-catering cottages offer the perfect base from which to explore Suffolk and the surrounding areas.  If you’d like to be close to the sea, we have a great selection of seaside cottages in some of the most popular locations, including Aldeburgh and Southwold.  Alternatively, if you prefer curling up in front of an open fire in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, we have some cosy cottages with stunning views, wildlife and country walks on your doorstep. We also have many pet-friendly holiday cottages which accept dogs. What’s better, we don’t charge for four-legged friends to come too!

Many of our properties have additional facilities such as a swimming poolWi-Fiopen fireground floor bedroom and bathroom and low occupancy discount.

The Best of Suffolk team are all local to the area, so if you need a little advice on where to go and things to do, we can help!  We know the best places to eat and drink, fun things for children to do, options for older guests and even where your dog is welcome.

If you’re looking for weekend bolt hole or a longer stay to fully explore the area, then a Best of Suffolk holiday cottage is perfect for you.

Why Suffolk?

So why make Suffolk your next holiday destination?  We know we’re biased, but it truly is a beautiful county with lots of activities to suit the whole family.

Many people come to Suffolk for the coastline and there are many options, depending on the type of holiday you are looking for.  Southwold is a quintessentially English seaside town, with a 623ft long pier, originally built in 1900.  The town also features restaurants, shops, an award winning fish and chip shop and is the home to the well-known Adnams Brewery.

Not only do we have a selection of Southwold cottages to rent, but also beach huts for fun family days by the sea.

A short walk away is the pretty village of Walberswick, offering a quieter location, but still with great local pubs and the opportunity to buy fresh fish from huts along the harbour.

If you’d like to experience a little more history or nature, stay in one of our Dunwich cottages and learn about the town which has mostly been lost to the sea.  A little further along the coast is RSPB Minsmere, 2500 acres of nature reserve that is home to an impressive variety of birds and other species.  We have selected self-catering cottages especially for bird watching breaks, including ones in nearby Sizewell and Westleton.

Looking for a little culture? Aldeburgh not only has a beautiful beach, but also art galleries, craft and antique shops, an independent cinema, and a host of pubs and restaurants.  Aldeburgh was also home the composer Benjamin Britten and many aspects of his life feature around the town.  Britten also founded an annual classical music festival at the nearby Snape Maltings.  This well-known landmark also hosts other concerts, festivals, food events and art exhibitions, along with unique shops and eateries, all within an area of outstanding beauty popular with walkers, nature lovers and bird watchers.  Best of Suffolk offers a range of Aldeburgh and Snape cottages sleeping anything from 2 to 24 guests, so you can travel with as many friends and family as you like!

Further inland and with good transport links to London and Cambridge is the historic town of Bury St Edmunds.  The town centre is dominated by the 1000-year-old Abbey of St Edmund, set within beautiful gardens and next to St Edmundsbury Cathedral.  Bury is also a cosmopolitan town, hosting outstanding restaurants, shops and a host of other activities.  Bury St Edmunds is also one of the Suffolk Wool Towns, which were once some of the richest places in the country.

One of the best persevered of these towns is medieval Lavenham, with 340 listed buildings, including historic timber-framed grand houses such as De Vere House, featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Other Suffolk Wool Towns include Long Melford, Sudbury, Ipswich, Hadleigh and the small town of Clare, boasting a country park, Augustinian Priory and Clare Castle, which dates back William, the Conqueror.

Holiday cottages to suit your requirements

Everyone is different, and that’s why we have a range of Suffolk holiday cottages to suit:

  • Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage
    We love sharing Suffolk with our dogs and we’re sure you will too! That’s why we have over 270 dog friendly self-catering Suffolk cottages to choose from. There are many places to walk dogs in Suffolk, including beaches, countryside and woodland. A large number of eateries and attractions are dog friendly too, just ask us for recommendations.
  • Large and adjoining Cottages
    If you’re planning a large family gathering, or need a venue for a special occasion or corporate event, look no further!

Our large Suffolk holiday cottages sleep anything up to 24 guests in luxury manor houses and pairs or groups of cottages next to each other.  Many of our large holiday cottages in Suffolk also have spacious dining and reception rooms perfect for entertaining, large outside spaces with room for marquees, extra features such as games rooms, cinemas and extra services like chefs and butlers.  We also have some pairs of cottages, ideal for families, sets of couples or friends.

Reservation Service

Did you know you can reserve and hold a cottage for 24hrs for free?  This gives you time to confirm with family and friends without committing to the full cost.  Please contact us to find out more.

Date Flexibility

If you can’t find the booking dates you’re looking for, please contact us. We can often offer bespoke breaks that completely fit your needs.

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