Sunshine, blue skies and birdsong. Summer? Is that you? I’m not holding my breath but the weather we’ve been having recently has certainly got me thinking about holidays. Or more accurately, about summers gone by and the beautiful log cabin Mark and I stayed in for our honeymoon at The Suffolk Escape.
As you’ll be aware from my previous posts, Mark and I have long been fans of a good ol’ staycation and after all the wedding planning I was relieved to find somewhere that easily met all our requirements. Hot tub? Check. Privacy? Check. Lashings of luxury? Check, check and check again. Nestled deep in the Suffolk countryside, The Suffolk Escape had everything we were looking for and was the perfect location to retreat to after a hectic few weeks.
There’s no better cure for post-wedding blues than arriving at your honeymoon destination, especially if you’re greeted by glorious sunshine, freshly made pastries and a bubbling hot tub. No sooner were we through the door than we were out on the decking, pouring the champagne and gazing out at uninterrupted views across the lake. Who needs the Maldives? (Well, me, actually, but moving swiftly on).
The Suffolk Escape is made up of four log cabins all designed with a spacious and airy feel and the latest technology to keep you connected to the outside world. Did someone say Instagram?
The Emperor beds are huge and comfy and the bathrooms have a luxurious spa-like feel with the same free standing stone baths as featured in Richard Branson’s ski lodges. Fancy, no?
There’s also a log burner if you need it and a selection of books and games should the weather turn against you. If you’re feeling indulgent they’ll even arrange for a personal chef to come and cook up a feast so you can spend your time doing important things like drinking champagne.
Each cabin is wrapped in miles of countryside and fields of buttery rapeseed making this the perfect location for scenic strolls or bike rides. Alternatively you can while away the afternoons grazing on picnics in the long grass or chilling by the hot tub. The market town of Ipswich is nearby or you can pop over to Hintlesham Hall Hotel for afternoon tea on the terrace – something I’d definitely recommend.
So many people jet off abroad for their honeymoon but I think there’s a lot to be said for staying nearer to home; beautiful scenery, scrumptious afternoon teas, and more pub lunches than you can shake a beer battered cod at. All this and no arguments about what time to leave for the airport? I’m in.
If you’re planning a staycation this summer but still want a taste of luxury I’d definitely recommend The Suffolk Escape.
Have you been on holiday in Britain recently? What influenced your decision to keep it local?
Many thanks to The Suffolk Escape for their permission to use images from their website in this post.