Why Windmill Lodges is Ideal for a Short Break in 2024

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There’s plenty of reasons why Windmill Lodges is a great spot for a short break all throughout the year, however there’s a few events and dates coming up that could help make your short break in Suffolk extra special.

Whether you have children currently at school or not, February – and particularly the half-term holiday – can be a great time for an early-year break to recharge and fully shake off the New Year blues.

A Romantic Getaway

One of the advantages of our home county of Suffolk is its peace and tranquillity. So, if you fancy a romantic break – perhaps as a Valentine’s Day treat – then why not spend it with us?

There are plenty of walks to be enjoyed in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; and there’s your own private hot tub, where you can unwind with your loved one.

One of our authentic log cabins, the Chaffinch Lodge, sleeps two people (although you can have a folding guest bed for a child below the age of 11 – an additional charge applies). Inside, there’s everything you could want or need for a romantic break like the fully equipped kitchen and two TVs (one in the bedroom, and another with a DVD player in the lounge).

Our other lodges are suitable for romantic breaks too – you can find out more about all the features here.

After a Non-DIY Romantic Meal?

If you’re after a non-DIY option for a romantic meal, there’s no shortage of delicious pubs and restaurants nearby. In Framlingham, just down the road from our base in Saxtead, the Common Room café, The Station Hotel and the Railway Inn all come highly acclaimed on TripAdvisor.

Birds (and Nature) at Half-Term

There are a number of events taking place at RSPB Minsmere over the half-term holiday, which could coincide with your stay (in Suffolk, the break is from 19th to 23rd February).

The nature reserve is offering a chance to discover all its winter treasures with a guided walk around the site on Saturday 17th February, and on Monday 19th February there is a Sunset Stroll around the site from 4-6pm. The following day (20th) there’s a Birds for Beginners event from 10am-12.30pm, where you can learn all about the feathered species which call the reserve home.

And on the Wednesday, 21st February, to prove the reserve isn’t just about birds, there’s a three-hour tour of the site pointing out the importance of trees for the whole eco-system. For more details, including prices, check out the RSPB Minsmere website.

Life Beside the Seaside

Suffolk’s beaches aren’t always full, particularly off-season, and they can be a particularly fun place to visit if you also have a dog to walk, even if it’s chillier than it would be in the summer. Most nearby Suffolk beaches such as Thorpeness, Southwold and Felixstowe have restrictions for dog walkers which start in May (and April for Southwold) – so if you’re visiting during February half-term you will be free to take your dog on the beach off-lead.

Whether you’ve got a dog or not, a brisk walk along one of Suffolk’s promenades and piers can be a great way to unwind – and there are plenty of places to eat. If you have children, seaside amusements and arcades can also be a great way to spend some time together (and also use up some spare change!).

Hot Tub Holidays in Suffolk with Windmill Lodges

Windmill Lodges makes the perfect base from which you can visit all the above locations and events, while also providing the perfect backdrop for a relaxing, rustic short break in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. And, at the end of the day, you can relax in your own private hot tub.

All of our lodges have coal-effect fires, leather sofas, a fully equipped kitchen and an en-suite bathroom and have been awarded either 4 or 5 stars from Visit England. To check on the latest availability for all our lodges, follow this link.