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.

16 rental properties

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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

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
Next availability:
from 07 December to 20 December 21 from 31 December to 15 April 22

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 07 December to 24 December 21 from 26 December to 31 December 21

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

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, 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
Next availability:
from 10 December to 27 December 21 from 03 January to 20 May 22

The Piggery, Wakes Colne, Essex, East Anglia, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Polstead 8 miles away

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

Beautiful 2 bedroom country cottage with warm bubbly outdoor hot tub in the Colne Valley, close to Constable Country and just 6 miles from Colchester.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £845
Next availability:
from 19 December to 24 December 21 from 31 December to 05 August 22

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
Next availability:
from 07 December to 10 December 21 from 13 December to 20 December 21

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: £787
Next availability:
from 07 December to 10 December 21 from 13 December to 23 December 21

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: £247
Next availability:
from 17 December to 22 December 21 from 01 February to 12 February 22

The Stables, Great Maplestead, Essex, East Anglia, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Polstead 12 miles away

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

High quality one bedroom holiday cottage with idyllic garden and a fantastic rural setting close to naturally beautiful countryside near Castle Hedingham in Essex, with a king-size bed this is an ideal property for a tranquil romantic break.

Weekly Price from: £222
Next availability:
from 28 February to 20 May 22 from 27 May to 10 June 22

Romney Cottage, Cavendish, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, Polstead 13 miles away

sleeps 1 - 5 guests
1 - 5
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Escape to tranquil and beautiful Suffolk and enjoy a stay in this charming 3 bedroom dog-friendly cottage with its pretty garden and location in the picture-perfect village of Cavendish.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £555
Next availability:
from 10 December to 17 December 21 from 20 December to 27 December 21

The Old Cartlodge, Castle Hedingham, Essex, East Anglia, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Polstead 13 miles away

sleeps 2 - 5 guests
2 - 5
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

3 bedroom barn conversion with lovely rural views near Castle Hedingham.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £704
Next availability:
from 18 December to 24 December 21 from 01 January to 01 November 22

Deepwell Granary, Buxhall, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

1 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Polstead 13 miles away

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

Thatched Suffolk romantic retreat with exposed wooden beams and own enclosed garden.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £526
Next availability:
from 28 February to 11 March 22 from 14 March to 19 August 22