Polstead, self-catering holiday cottages, barns, rural retreats and lodges to rent in Suffolk, England
Get away to Polstead in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) for an idyllic country cottage holiday. In the area, you will find farm cottages, pine lodges with hot tubs, pet-friendly farmhouses and stunning barn conversions.
What Polstead offers for Self-Catering Breaks
The very pretty Suffolk village of Polstead offers plenty of atmosphere with its thriving community and lots going on. This area is well-known locally for its cherries, produced at a 19th century orchard at Polstead Heath. As for village amenities, it has a community shop, post office and pub which are most useful during a self-catering holiday. Suffolk’s thousand churches are famous. You may wish to visit St. Mary's Church is in a beautiful setting and is a Grade I listed medieval building with many interesting features. In addition, the modern Village Hall, set on the village green, has superb facilities for events, which include a regular programme of film screenings. It might be an interesting experience during your Polstead cottage break.
Things to See and Do during a cottage holiday in Polstead, Suffolk
• For keen walkers, the area around Polstead has many well-maintained footpaths to follow. To find your way around, you can obtain the Polstead Footpath Map to guide you. As you venture out to explore, you will discover a variety of wildlife and several areas covered by ancient woodland.
• Perhaps the best attraction that Polstead has to offer is its location within the Dedham Vale AONB. This area is at the heart of Constable Country with delightful villages and places of interest to visit such as historical Dedham and Flatford Mill within easy reach. Explore this scenic area to discover just what inspired the painter John Constable so.
• Polstead is just five miles from the ancient market town of Hadleigh, which boasts pretty streets, historic buildings and traditional produce.
• If you want to visit Colchester, it lies nine miles from Polstead. It's a great town for a day out, to visit Colchester Zoo or Colchester Castle. Families have lots of fun at Rollerworld, where you can have a go on the roller-skating rink or try the laser game. To get away from it all, enjoy the gardens at Castle Park. This town centre attraction contains riverside walks, a museum, play area and children's boating lake. You can follow the Tree Trail and watch performances on the Band Stand.
When it comes to places to stay in and near to Polstead, options include quaint English country cottages, thatched cottages and even cottages with decorative pargeting for true Suffolk style. Wherever you choose to stay, we hope you find your dream holiday cottage in or near to Polstead on Country Cottages Online.
Book a Polstead cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Suffolk on holiday.