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Packing for a weekend break in the country

What to pack for a weekend break in the country – Dara Ford designer In my experience packing for a short break is just as hard as packing for a whole week or more. So what should you take to ensure that you have outfits for all occasions without stuffing…

Why choose Suffolk for your English Cottage Holiday

The staycation revolution continues… Increasingly, people are choosing to holiday in the UK, to discover the vast swathes of breathtaking coastline, historical towns and cities, and miles upon miles of inspiring landscapes and forests that are on our doorstep or a short distance away. One particular favourite of these new…

Bird Watching, Birding or Twitching in Suffolk

Birding Suffolk Style We have an abundance of places where you can go bird watching in Suffolk this partly down to the diverse countryside and seascape – also we benefit from beautiful coastal walks where you may chance upon an Avocet or Marsh Harrier. For details on all field guides…

What Guests Say…about our holiday homes Keep Cottage and the Wood Store

We love Keep Cottage and The Wood Store and can rave about it forever, the proof of the pudding is in what guests say, here are some of their views.. Stunning, relaxing and a great location Had a fantastic weekend at Keep Cottage, the cottage is simply stunning, relaxing & a great…

Photography holiday in Suffolk

Al fresco breakfast on the patio at Keep Cottage, enjoying the sunshine along with delicious pastries from The Pump Street Bakery

A photography holiday in Suffolk – Taking a holiday and combining it with your photography hobby is a win win all round, so whether you are a well established photographer or it’s something you want to try out for the first time Orford and the Suffolk coast are perfect. It’s a…

Guest blog: Everything you need to know about layering your clothes when hiking

Rock River Expeditions are an inspirational company find out more about them on www.rockriver.co.uk by Paula Goude | Nov 21, 2017 | Hiking, Kit, Mountaineering | 4 comments You get out of the car, sort out your rucksack and you’re ready to set off.  But ten minutes into the hike you’re starting to head uphill, and you’re feeling hot…

Quick and easy holiday recipes

Cooking on holiday is so much more relaxing and a great way to make the most of local produce. Much time, joy and energy has been put into the Keep Cottage kitchen its very well equipped, no need to pack decent knives, your favourite pan nor a cheese grater! We…

Self Catering Holiday – easy cooking

Al fresco breakfast on the patio at Keep Cottage, enjoying the sunshine along with delicious pastries from The Pump Street Bakery

A self-catering holiday means you don’t have the  same old, same old hotel buffets, or the sometimes uncomfortable eating & seating arrangements. However cooking for your family while you’re away can often feel that you are not getting a break from it all. Lets look at how you can avoid being…

The Perfect Fire

How to build the perfect log fire for a wood burning stove Its a question we are often asked do you have a log fire? Indeed we do.. Whether you are staying at Keep Cottage or the Wood Store we have log burning stoves to create a cosy atmosphere. Having…

What we do to make sure our holiday guests have a good nights sleep …

Bedroom Keep Cottage - Egyptian Cotton Sheets, feather Duvet - relaxing holiday and best nights sleep -

We all know getting a good night’s sleep is important for us to function as pleasant human beings. On holiday to catch up on your sleep? It  could also be said that taking a holiday is a perfect time to catch up on your sleep…Sadly this is not always the…