Self catering holiday cottage rentals in Polstead, 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.

25 rental properties

Gladwins Farm, Nayland, Colchester, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

4 bedroom Cottages, Polstead 3 miles away

sleeps 2 - 8 guests
2 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3
4 star

A collection of 9 award winning holiday cottages benefiting from excellent shared leisure facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool and a tennis court, all located amongst 22 acres of gorgeous Suffolk countryside.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On the site), tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £250

The Grove Cottages, Sudbury, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversions, Polstead 4 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Grove Cottages specialise in fabulous romantic and historical cottages with character in Suffolk and Essex.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £306

Snow Cottage, Lavenham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Polstead 5 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Idyllic sleeps 2 romantic retreat in the Suffolk countryside, with access to large gardens and good walks from the door, come and discover the delights of East Anglia.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £349

Old Bakery Cottage, Dedham, Essex, East Anglia, England

1 bedroom Romantic Cottage, Polstead 5 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

Charming one bedroom cottage with exposed beams and private courtyard garden, ideal for relaxing romantic breaks or small family holidays situated close to the heart of idyllic Dedham in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to Constable Country.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £477
Next availability:
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Tudor Barn, Lavenham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Polstead 6 miles away

sleeps 2 - 24 guests
2 - 24
5 bedrooms
5
7 bathrooms
7
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Unique Grade II listed holiday barn situated next to meadows and ponds in rural Suffolk with an attractive enclosed garden.

Special features: tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £750
Next availability:
from 11 July to 31 July 20 from 02 August to 24 August 20

The Old Monkey, Hadleigh, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

1 bedroom Country Cottage, Polstead 7 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

An idyllic and cosy bolthole in East Anglia, perfectly situated to explore the surrounding Suffolk countryside with beautiful character features such as exposed ancient beams, a steep staircase and open log fires with the added advantage of being pet-friendly with a small private garden and courtyard.

Weekly Price from: £368

Penny Cottage, Lavenham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Polstead 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Luxurious 5 star standard 16th century cottage with a whole host of wonderful period features and beautiful antique furnishings set in Lavenham, one of Suffolk's finest historical villages.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £487

Wakes Hall Lodges, Colchester, Essex, East Anglia, England

1 bedroom Lodges, Polstead 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

High quality wooden clad holiday lodges set in the stunning Colne Valley close to the Essex/Suffolk border and Constable Country.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £743
Next availability:
from 17 July to 20 July 20 from 21 July to 24 July 20

Dons Barn, Lavenham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Polstead 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

A special romantic hideaway for two found on the Grove Farm estate in Suffolk, East Anglia, with orchard garden views and a wood-burning stove.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £482

Ropes Cottage, Colchester, Essex, East Anglia, England

3 bedroom Historic Cottage, Polstead 9 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

Historic 3 bedroom cottage in the heart of Colchester.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £446
Next availability:
from 02 October to 18 October 20 from 23 October to 27 November 20

The Bungalow, Bentley, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

1 bedroom Holiday Bungalow, Polstead 9 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

One bedroom holiday bungalow set within the owner’s extensive grounds and featuring access to beautiful gardens, fishing lakes and an outdoor swimming pool (pool available in summer months only), set within the Suffolk countryside close to the coast.

Special features: pool (Shared use of owner's outdoor swimming pool in the summer months (June to September).).

Weekly Price from: £236
Next availability:
from 05 September to 07 September 20 from 17 October to 19 October 20

Rafe Hall Coach House, Pebmarsh, Essex, East Anglia, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Polstead 9 miles away

sleeps 2 - 5 guests
2 - 5
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

Relax and unwind in stylish luxurious surroundings at this beautiful 2 bedroom coach house, within half an hour's drive of Constable Country, Colchester and Long Melford and Lavenham for days out.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £605