Local Attractions

We are very centrally situated, so many of Suffolk’s attractions can be reached in under an hours drive. Listed below are just a few, however a more detailed list can be found in the welcome pack in the lodge.

Suffolk Owl Sanctuary

(2 mins)

The Owl Sanctuary operates a comprehensive facility for the care and rehabilitation of owls from the region, and the promotion of Owl conservation throughout the UK and beyond. For more information about admissions an displays please visit their website.

Helmingham Hall

(9 mins)

Visit the spectacular Grade 1 Listed Gardens, the Tollemache family and their 500 year history with Helmingham.
A relaxing tour of our gardens makes for a perfect day out for everyone.

Baylham Rare Breeds

(18 mins)

Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm is in the middle of the beautiful county of Suffolk in Eastern England and is a small livestock farm breeding farm animals that were once common but are now very rare.


(19 mins)

A beautiful market town in Suffolk England with much English heritage, a historic castle and a perfect holiday destination for a quiet getaway.

Easton Farm Park

(23 mins)

Easton Farm Park has been a Farm Park since 1974, the second farm park to be opened in the UK. It offers a unique mix of interactive farm fun within a set of listed historic buildings and countryside. Easton Farm Park is the ideal place for family visits.

Suffolk Leisure Park

(23 mins)

There is so much fun to be had with activities that develop the mind and body of children and adults alike. A range of outdoor experiences are offered, including Snowsports, Climbing Wall and High Ropes Experience,Golf with the Ipswich Golf Driving Range, Mini Golf Course, and putting green.
There is also ‘The Lodge’ Bar and Restaurant.


(26 mins)

An historic riverside market town boasting some of the very best restaurants, pubs and shopping in the coastal area. The working tide mill is a major attraction.

Constable Country

(26 mins)

Beautiful Constable Country is located on the Suffolk and Essex border. This enchanting part of England was the birthplace of renowned artist John Constable and has become very popular with visitors.

Bury St Edmunds

(35 mins)

Bury St Edmunds is a unique and dazzling historic gem. The striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious Cathedral and Abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions. Bury St Edmunds was awarded Fair Trade Town status in 2015.


(38 mins)

Lavenham is one of the UK's most beautiful medieval villages located in the heart of Suffolk. Lavenham is the perfect location for a day trip.


(44 mins)

At one time the unofficial capital of East Anglia responsible for the export of wool and grain and the import of fish, fir and timber. Now a small village with a large shingle beach, a Heath & Forest stretching to Westleton in one direction and Walbersick in the other, with RSPB Minsmere alongside. So there's still plenty to see and do!


(45 mins)

A wonderful mix of family fun, music and drama, fine eating and drinking, sailing and shopping - something for everyone in the friendliest atmosphere you'll wish to find on the Suffolk Heritage Coast.

Places to eat

Your lodge is supplied with a 2 plate induction hob and a bbq for all your cooking needs. A list of shopping options follows. There are also a number of lovely places to eat out in the area, so here is a list of just some….

Zeera Indian Takeaway

(10 mins)

An authentic Indian takeaway located, in the village of Debenham. A family run business since 2009 which strives to provide Debenham and surrounding areas with quality Indian food, freshly prepared and served by professional and dedicated staff. (they will deliver) Tel: 01728 861703/861556

The Highwayman

(10 mins)

A friendly family welcome is extended to all who visit The Highwayman, a grade II listed 17th century timber framed building that has been sympathetically extended. Located on the A140, the Highwayman is easily accessible and an ideal meeting point for all occasions.

Debenham Fish & Chip Shop

(10 mins)

Tel: 01728 860883

The Victoria, Earl Soham

(11 mins)

The Victoria is an unspoilt country pub on the A1120 in the Suffolk village Earl Soham, serving Earl Soham Brewery beers. Excellent food is served both lunchtimes and evenings, there's off road parking and a woodburner.

Cretingham Bell

(14 mins)

Landlords Paul and Clare offer you a warm welcome to The Cretingham Bell Free House. A traditional Suffolk pub with crackling log fires, fine local ales and delicious, homemade, locally sourced food.

Barn Café at Alder Carr Farm

(15 mins)

The seasonally changing menu consists of starters, lunches, hearty sandwiches & daily specials. Breakfasts, afternoon teas, Sunday lunches & fabulous homemade cakes are served along with a tasty children's menu.
Ingredients are locally sourced including produce grown on the farm in Needham Market.

The Queen

(16 mins)

The aim at The Queen, Brandeston has always been to produce good quality food while maintaining the casual, welcoming atmosphere of an English country pub.

The Station

(22 mins)

The Station Pub is situated a short distance from the centre of the historic town of Framlingham. It has been run as a pub since the 1950s, with the origins of the building dating back to the 19th century when it was a part of the local railway system.


A list of shopping options follows.


(9 mins)

Debenham Co-op Foodstore is a local supermarket that offers a great choice of locally-sourced produce on our doorstep. Located on Chancery Lane, open seven days a week, stocking a fantastic range of everyday essentials, tasty local treats and great-value deals.

Asda Superstore Ipswich

(16 mins)

Onsite delivery available, we are more than happy to take delivery prior to your arrival however please contact us so we can arrange a time that is convenient.

Tesco Superstore Stowmarket

(16 mins)

Onsite delivery available, we are more than happy to take delivery prior to your arrival however please contact us so we can arrange a time that is convenient.