Last year I visited Southwold & Aldeburgh (2 beautiful beach towns in Suffolk) with my family.
We stayed a 25 minute drive from the beach in… a ‘goat camp’! Unusual, I know, but what a magical experience… if you like goats 🙂
The space sleeps 4 – a cosy ‘American out-back cabin’ sleeps 2, and then there’s mini caravan with 2 small beds. It’s not 5* luxury, but is snug, comfortable and nicely furnished.
We had a very relaxing evening, chatting with a glass of wine and toasting marshmallows over the campfire. It was great to be without the option of turning on the TV.
There is hot water but no central heating (so might be a little cold in the winter). Oh, and there’s a compost toilet – you really are at one with nature 😛
The animals are AMAZING. We became quite attached to the pigmy goats who were very friendly and full of character. To top it all off, we had fresh eggs for breakfast.
On the same farm there is availability for other areas too…
The Goat House – £61 per night!
The Yurt – £100 per night!
The Treehouse – £115 per night! (Was being built when we were there and looks amazing now!!)
A 25 minute drive from the farm, Southwold had a beautiful beach lined with different coloured beach houses. The beach is sandy so I can imagine it being packed on a hot English summers day. Take a walk along the front and along the pier to take in the fresh, salty sea air!
Don’t forget to grab some fish and chips. The pic above was from at a nice restaurant in Southwold, but nothing beats fish and chips wrapped in newspaper, eaten on the beach.
We also went to Aldeburgh (which I actually preferred to Southwold!) The town is absolutely gorgeous, full of beautiful houses and quaint shops.
We walked about 30 minutes along the front until we came across a busy area with restaurants and a boating lake.
These sleepy beach towns are ideal for an easy, relaxing weekend away!