A market town on the Suffolk/Norfolk border,
and only 10 miles from the sandy beaches of the east coast, Beccles is quite
a spectacular town to take a cottage holiday.
The River Waveney at Beccles, Suffolk
Beccles still has a market, with a vast swathe of the town centre dedicated to
the task on a Friday. For those lucky enough to enjoy a cottage holiday in
the summer months, you've got Beccles Lido - ideal for an early morning swim.
An assortment of independent shops await you too - including two greengrocers
and two butchers. There's also a couple of supermarkets.
Being on the River Waveney, Beccles has a couple of boat-yards where you can hire a motor cruiser
for an hour, half-day, or a full-day, and explore the high-ways and bye-ways of the Norfolk Broads.
When exploring the area, you've got the coast a short drive - with Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Southwold
all offering a different type of day at the beach. Or head inland and visit Norwich, with Norwich Castle
Museum being well worth a visit too. If you've got children in tow, BeWILDerwood is definitely worth
a day out.
A sample of holiday cottages in Beccles
The video above shows Riverside House,
a spacious holiday cottage, backing right onto the River Waveney. Riverside House sleeps 6 people.
A short walk to the town centre; a short walk to The Quay; and only 30 yards from the River Waveney,
Butterfield House is located in a quiet location. Butterfield House sleeps 8 people.
This cottage stands on the road leading down to Beccles Quay. The video on the
Northgate Bakery page gives you an idea of the setting. Located just down the
road from Butterfield House, Northgate Bakery is also close to the shops, pubs and restaurants in Beccles town centre. Northgate Bakery
sleeps 2 people.
The last cottage to mention in the centre of Beccles is
Honeysuckle Cottage; this Victorian terraced property is on
a quiet lane leading onto Beccles Quay. Again the video on the
Honeysuckle Cottage details page gives you an understanding of the
location of Honeysuckle Cottage.
Burnt Hill House
Burnt Hill House
isn't in Beccles, Burnt Hill House
is actually 3 miles outside the town, in Haddiscoe. This cottage is out the sticks, so I've
lumped Burnt Hill House in with the Beccles cottages so it didn't feel left out.
Sleeping 10 people, Burnt Hill House is a good choice for those wanting a holiday cottage away from it all
(but not so far away from it all that it takes an house to get to the shops).
If the thought of a villa holiday sounds good - but you've got children in tow, have a look at villa resorts which combine the advantages of having your own villa with the advantages of a resort's facilities.
Find a selection of holiday cottage in Beccles, Suffolk. The cottages of Riverside House, Butterfield House, Northgate Bakery, Honeysuckle Cottage and Burnt Hill House all have a video showing their location in Beccles.
Try a villa holiday in Europe and the Mediterranean during March, April and May. James Villas Spring Holidays is the place to look - and if you get in early enough you could get a bargain in the James Villa Holidays Half Price Sale.
Located next to the beach and surrounded by the Lagoa dos Salgados Lagoon and nature reserve, Vidamar Algarve Resort is a villa resort with holiday villas sleeping between 4 and 8 people. All villas at Vidamar Algarve Resort have their own pool.
A fabulous day out, the Falkirk Wheel links the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal. You have a variety of attractions at the Falkirk Wheel, including an Archimedes Screw, hire a cycle, paddle boats, or just a nice walk.
See the sights from the top of the Nevis Range in Scotland. Take a gondola up the mountain, and get some views from the Sgurr Finnisg-aig view point. You can always cycle down too - or take the cable car back down again.
How about a family holiday in the sun? The Balearic Islands make a lovely location for a holiday. We were recently fortunate enough to spend a few days at the all-inclusive resort of Marina Parc on Menorca. Close to the beach at Arenal d'en Castell, Marina Parc also comes with its own water park.
Great Yarmouth has an abundance of seaside attractions to keep both young and old occupied. For something a little calmer, how about a walk round The Venetian Waterways at Great Yarmouth. This peaceful waterway makes a glorious location to wander around.