Holidays in East Anglia
Windmill Lodges, based in East Anglia between the market towns of Woodbridge and Framlingham, offer self catering holiday accommodation in wooden log cabins. Our holiday lodges are luxuriously equipped and have been recently awarded 4 and 5 stars by the English Tourism Council. Set amid some quite beautiful Suffolk countryside and looking out over a lovely, wildlife lake, there could not be better placed to afford a peaceful haven, for all those wishing to escape the trials and tribulations. Holidays in East Anglia – click here to view our holiday lodges.
East Anglia is of course well known for its inspirational scenery, Betjeman and Crabbe have written about it and Constable and Gainsborough have painted it, but it’s not until you’ve been here to see it for yourself, that you can properly appreciate just how splendid it all is. The counties that go to make up this part of England are Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire and each one has its own peculiar and quite distinctive feel.
Suffolk is, for the most part, arable land, punctuated by quaint, chocolate box villages. The county has more than its fair share of sea views, benefiting from approximately 47miles of coastline and along that coastline can be found some of the most charming seaside towns and villages. Many visitors are drawn to the area from London and other parts of the country to enjoy its mainly warm, dry and sunny climate. Indeed Suffolk is known as one of the driest counties in the UK.
There are many curious landmarks and buildings of historical importance in the area, not least of which are the Abbey and Roman ruins at Bury St Edmunds and St Margaret’s Church in Ipswich. There are in excess of 70 windmills across the county and 50 or so watermills most of which have been restored and are fully operational.
The county of Norfolk is known for its Broads. Miles and miles of gentle waterway attract fishermen and hobby sailors from all over the country to sit for hours on the banks or chug up and down, waving and smiling as they go. Aside from the Broads there is the inland farming region. Hectare after hectare of this lovely county is taken up with arable farming with long straight roads separating the fields.
The ancient Saxon county of Essex is located north east of London. From historic woodlands, through to rolling fields dotted with windmills and on to the estuaries, coastal villages and towns of the great North Sea, Essex has a great deal to offer and there’s a great deal to see.
Cambridgeshire is synonymous with its great universities. It is a county of true contrast, with a wide variety of things to see and places to visit. The county’s towns and cities are steeped in history. The old streets, ancient colleges and delightful bridges crossing the River Cam upon which it sits, make for wonderful photo opportunities, as does Ely’s wonderful Norman cathedral and the Georgian architecture of Wisbech.