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Thinking of Taking Your Dog on Holiday?

Dogs on holiday Holidays, can be a great opportunity for you and your dog to spend quality time together. You can both relax, enjoy long walks and enjoy a restful evening in a bar. Before you go there are a few things you need to consider when planning to take…

Christmas Hampers – bringing seasonal cheer… ho ho ho

Pinney of Orford Hamper

Traditional English Christmas Hamper A Christmas Hamper is a traditional English gift, usually they contain festive treats such as fruitcake or Christmas pudding, chocolate, jams, smoked meat, tea, coffee, bottle of wine.. In a nutshell (obvs a Christmas one!) you can put anything you like into a hamper. The most…

Connect with nature – whats so good about it

 Nature is good for us. There’s plenty of evidence that exposure to nature is good for our health, well-being and happiness. With green spaces even promoting positive feeling Research Research shows that, simply put, nature has a positive effect as we become part of it. Mentally, it is easy to…

Wine Tasting in Suffolk

Wine Tasting in Suffolk The unusual weather conditions, one of the warmest counties in the country, means that Suffolk  has more than its fair share of Vineyards. If you are interested in wine and want to meet some passionate growers, and experts take a look here: Dedham Vale Dedham Vale…

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…