Dunwich is a place that makes you feel a little melancholy. Especially when you visit the local museum and realise that the town the Romans knew is now a mile out to sea. A good reason to come here, and come often, while Dunwich is still here.
It's most convenient, then, to find one of the many beautiful holiday cottages in Suffolk in just the right place.
The Cottage lies only a short walk from Dunwich village, close to a low cliff-top path and just off the beach. It's a place for people seeking peace and quiet - it has a sunny garden, parkland and a tennis court - but will make an equally good base for a family holiday.
Holiday cottages in Suffolk come very well equipped and this is especially true of this property. Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels are included in the rental. Fuel for the open fire is available locally.
The Cottage has ample parking. There's garden furniture to allow you to enjoy the tranquil surroundings, and if you feel a little more energetic, there's also a pivate, county-size hard tennis court.
Inside, the Cottage provides Sky TV with sports and movie channels, DVD, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, a small freezer and an additional fridge. A travel cot is available, and the property also has a payphone and broadband.
The Cottage is a non-smoking property.
Suffolk is a tranquil county and a treasure trove of history to boot. Many treasures have been lost to the sea - a whole Roman town amongst them - but equally much remains and is worth exploring. Here are a few attractions that should make it onto your must-see list when you're staying in one of the many wonderful holiday cottages in Suffolk.
Only one of England's kings has ever been martyred for his faith and that was Edmund, King of the Angles, who is entombed in Suffolk's only cathedral. Incidentally, St Edmund was once England's patron saint, until he was replaced by St. George in the 13th century.
One of England's greatest Anglo-Saxon treasures can be found on the edge of the busy little town of Woodbridge: a complete boat burial, believed to be that of the East Anglian King Raedwald. The boat, of course, did not survive, but the many everyday items and the famous golden helmet make this an Anglo-Saxon treasure you simply have to go and admire.
Following the Battle of Hastings and his coronation, William the Conqueror richly rewarded the men who had supported his bid for the English throne. Roger Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk, acquired most of East Anglia. Framlingham Castle, still dominating the skyline of this friendly little market town, was one of the strongholds he built to secure the lands he was given.
Visiting Lavenham is like taking a trip into the past. Back to a time when Lavenham cloth was sought after in England and Europe alike, back to a time when wool merchants, fullers, dyers, spinners, weavers and cloth merchants vied for space in this town, when streets and streets of timber-framed houses were built to show off the citizens' wealth.
Holiday cottages in Suffolk make a great base for exploring. You can easily reach the market town of Beccles with restaurants and antique shops, and the seaside resorts of Lowestoft, Southwold, Walberswick and Aldeburgh are close. Dunwich Heath and Dunwich Forest are ideal if you like to walk or ride. And the tiny, quiet lanes in this part of Suffolk are wonderful for cycling.
The Marshes at Walberswick and the Minsmere bird sanctuary are great for birdwatching and don't forget to visit Southwold, a
quintessentially English seaside town complete with colourful beach
huts, a lovely restored pier and some of the best fish and seafood
you'll find anywhere.
And anyone interested in Suffolk's vanishing history will no doubt visit Covehithe and Dunwich.