If you’re planning to spend some time in Suffolk, here is our preferred selection for overnights or short-stays, all located within a short drive of Coopers Country.  We recommend the following for their standard of accommodation, service and friendliness.

Preferred bed & breakfast

Copinger Hall, Buxhall – 18 minutes away

One of those houses we all dream of living in. Timeless, sophisticated yet comfortable.  A gorgeous Georgian family home, set in delightful grounds complete with all-weather tennis court. Three rooms available with  some family space, available on request. Stephen and Lisa Minoprio are truly welcoming.


Creeting House, Creeting St Mary – 6 minutes away

Set in 9 acres, atmospheric  Creeting House is a Victorian listed Rectory situated in the sleepy village of Creeting St. Mary.  It offers super accommodation for up to 14 guests in six elegant and spacious ‘en suite’ bedrooms. Ideal for those seeking character of place. Dinner is available by prior arrangement. Steve and Diana are superb hosts.


 The Old Rectory, Great Waldringfield

Enjoy 5* luxury at this 600 year old historic Grade II listed house. Accommodation is exquisite and the property has extensive gardens, a swimming pool and tennis court. Situated midway between Lavenham, Sudbury and Long Melford, so perfect for touring. The Old Stables, sleeping 6 in 3 delightful bedrooms is also available on a self-catering basis, or with breakfast taken at the house.


Bays Farm, Forward Green – copy to be supplied


Preferred self-catering

The Suffolk Escape, Hintlesham – 20 minutes away

Suffolk Escape is as the name suggests. Four superb log cabins (each sleeps 4), situated deep in the heart of this arable farm, offer  spacious and extremely stylish facilities, including hot tub, discreet lakeside dining and relaxation decks.  No expensive has been spared on furnishings, beds, bathrooms, linens and towels. Excellent for flee and flop devotees. No children.


Damerons Farm Cottages, Henley nr Ipswich, – 20 minutes away

Thoughtfully converted within a delightful old Granary and Milking Parlour and situated around an old brick lined courtyard these delightful terraced cottages (some interconnecting), offer light and airy accommodation, perfectly suited to families.   Excellent location for cycling.


Athelington Hall, Eye, Holiday Lodges – 30 minutes away

Athelington Hall near Eye, exudes a genuine, family feel with spacious, comfortably appointed log cabins, situated around a rolling, expansive lawn. Each enjoys private decking area with hot tub; some have saunas. Perfect for families or couples and a great base to tour from.


Fynn Valley Holiday Lodges, Witnesham – 15 minutes away

Four wonderful lodges, each sleeping four. State-of the art fixtures with everything controlled from an ipad. Private hot tub, sauna, huge beds and luxury linens and towels. Beautifully furnished throughout.  Situated at Fynn Valley with its 18 hole golf course and accompanying views. While kitchen facilities are amazing, the Clubhouse means you don’t even have to cook!


Windmill Lodges, Saxstead, nr Framlingham, – info to be supplied


Preferred hotels

Hintlesham Hall Hotel – 20 minutes away

A favourite with us, this elegant country house is the epitome of elegance with  sumptuous drawing and dining rooms full of antiques, as well as beautifully decorated and supremely comfortable bedrooms. You’ll enjoy fine dining and a fabulous wine-list. Set in breath-taking parkland, this grand house makes you feel special the moment you arrive.


Kesgrave Hall Hotel, Ipswich – 25 minutes away

Milsom Kesgrave Hall is a buzzy, lively boutique hotel, set amidst 38 acres of lush park and woodland. It has a 24/7  feel but in an unhurried way. This is a traditional Georgian house, but interiors reflect modernity and state-of-the-art coms. Bedrooms are supremely comfortable, and all-day dining enables delicious food and wines at great prices.


Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, 25 minutes away

“A family-owned, managed hotel, set in 120 acres of parkland. Friendliness, service and relaxation are priorities; facilities include a luxury thermal suite Spa, health club with indoor pool, an 18-hole par 71 golf course, 2-tier floodlit driving range, extensive golf shop and a teaching academy – all under one roof.


The Ickworth Hotel, nr Bury St, Edmunds – 30 minutes away

Stately home accommodation on the Ickworth Estate (NT), stylised for couples, groups and particularly welcoming of families. Thoughtful yet discreet family features and considerations abound from crèche facilities, bicycles and play areas. There’s a choice of informal ‘conservatory’ restaurant or fine dining.

Additional accommodation is available at the more private Lodge, which is also perfect for ‘whole house’ bookings.


Best Western, Claydon Country House Hotel , nr Ipswich –  5 minutes away

An extremely friendly, relaxed and comfortable hotel, offering unpretentious accommodation, a comfortable restaurant, bar and conservatory area.  Ideally suited as a base for Ipswich and surrounding areas with great access to/from A14. Check-out their special rate in conjunction with our shooting and fishing package. Expect a warm welcome and great value for money.