Stargazing Holidays

Suffolk’s big skies and unspoilt landscapes mean it’s a great place to raise your gaze and spot some of our stellar neighbours. With little light pollution the county’s home to a number of locations ideal for constellation-watching – in fact we have three sites specially designated as Dark Sky Discovery Sites.

The Suffolk Coast National Nature Reserve at Blythburgh is officially recognised as an excellent place for celestial encounters and nearby, a group of keen stargazers collectively known as the Darsham Astronomical Society congregate at Westleton Common. 

To the south and slightly inland, two other locations classified as a Milky Way discovery sites also hold special events: Westleton Common and Haw Wood Farm near Saxmundham. 

The RSPB’s reserve at Minsmere is another fine setting from which to witness the natural beauty of the night sky. Here, local amateur astronomers start special stargazing events with an introductory talk before participants are given an opportunity to view planets, stars, galaxies and more from a variety of telescopes on show.

If you’re holidaying in the south of county, pop over the border to one of the Essex Wildlife Trust’s events at Abberton Reservoir near Colchester. Nearby, the Dedham Vale Society is campaigning to secure Dark Sky status for its own AONB.

Did you know? Want a simple way to tell the different between a star and a planet? Well, the song lyrics are a clue: ‘Twinkle, twinkle, little star’ references the fact that starlight is refracted and looks to us as though it’s twinkling, whereas the light of planets in our solar system generally produce a steady shine!



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Stable Cottage

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The Old School House

TOSH

Beccles, Waveney Valley

BECC

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£400 - £555
per week
From £300 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Nestled in the heart of the popular market town of Beccles lies No 1. A cosy cottage ideal for any couple looking to enjoy all Suffolk has to offer.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Hadleigh, Constable Country

SFOBH

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£520 - £740
per week
From £390 for a 3-night stay
  • This lovely hideaway is just the place for a couple who wish to explore the many delights of Constable Country. The property itself, a superbly furnished converted barn, is both comfortable and stylish.
  • 2 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Yoxford, Heart of Suffolk

3SS

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£345 - £520
per week
From £259 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • On the edge of the Yoxford High Street, Sunnyside is a cosy apartment so perfect for two looking for a base to explore the county of Suffolk.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Beach 5.7 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Ufford, Woodbridge and Orford

HAWK

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£440 - £735
per week
From £330 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • A fantastic barn conversion nestled in the countryside, Hawkeswade Barn provides a truly wonderful self-catering holiday base in Lower Ufford.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pub 0.4 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Framlingham, Heart of Suffolk

BFT

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£390 - £450
per week
From £293 for a 3-night stay
  • Try your next Suffolk holiday in this cute and cosy Shepherd Hut located in the countryside - Thyme is in perfect position for exploring rural Suffolk. SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pub 0.4 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Toft Monks, Waveney Valley

FPOD

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£350 - £400
per week
From £263 for a 3-night stay
  • Freddie is a sleeps two glamping pod situated in the heart of the Suffolk countryside offering guests a real unique take on a self catering holiday.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Beach 14 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Toft Monks, Waveney Valley

JHUT

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£330 - £380
per week
From £248 for a 3-night stay
  • Jemima is a sleeps two Shepherds Hut positioned in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. Offering guests a real unique take on a self catering holiday.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Beach 14 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Shottisham, Woodbridge and Orford

SFSBS

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£460 - £720
per week
From £345 for a 3-night stay
  • Surrounded by acres of ancient heathland, woods and meadows, Sewell Barn is in the ideal spot for a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle. This comfortable, charming barn conversion offers guest an excellent stay.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pub 0.8 miles

Blythburgh, Waveney Valley

SFRSB

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£440 - £585
per week
From £330 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A fantastic hideaway for 2, with year-round usage of the indoor pool, gym and table tennis. Guests will enjoy the many delights of the area, including brilliant views, walks and the sandy shores of Southwold.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Pub 1.6 miles

Snape, Woodbridge and Orford

SFMCS

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£525 - £750
per week
From £394 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Formerly occupied by the miller when the windmill was still in use, Miller's Cottage has been lovingly restored with all the charm of the original. Surrounded by countryside, the Maltings is just a short walk away.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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