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212 Log Cabins in East of England

Not only the North Norfolk Coast with its vast beaches like Holkham, and salt marshes at Blakeney and Cley, the East of England offers historic Cambridge, Ely Cathedral, the calm beauty of the Broads, pretty villages of Suffolk and a variety of wildlife. It's no surprise it appeals to artists, photographers, cyclists and bird watchers.

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The Retreat 2

Brandon, Suffolk, East of England

The Retreat From £503 Availability

The Retreat is a detached lodge situated in Brandon, Suffolk within the grounds of the owner's home. Hosting one double room with en-suite shower room, along with a separate cloakroom with basin and WC, this property can sleep up to two people. Inside there is also an open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire. To the outside is off-road parking, a veranda with seating, and shared use of the owners four acres of grounds. The Retreat will be just the thing you need to refresh your senses in the wonderful Suffolk countryside.

The Shank 4

Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, East of England

The Shank From £397 Availability

The Gold award winning Shank nestles amongst the fairways of the 400-acre Caldecott Hall Golf Club & Country Estate, on the south eastern fringes of the beautifully unique Norfolk Broads National Park. It is part of the Fairway Lakes Village Scandianavian wooden lodge development, overlooking the 11th fairway. Relax in the hot tub while enjoying the impressive views of the golf course and the historic Waveney Forest. There are two 18-hole golf courses and a 20 berth driving range, with lessons available. The clubhouse is a spectacular Norfolk barn conversion. The original manor house is a three star hotel, bar and restaurant. The Barnworks Fitness Studio and Spa (with heated swimming pool) has a wide range of facilities available including pamper sessions. During the summer, the Hall hosts external events and music may be heard into the late evening. The lakes are well-stocked, and fishing is permitted on request. For the animal lover, adopt a horse at the on-site Redwings Horse Sanctuary. Over the road are the stunning Tudor-Jacobean Somerleyton Hall and Fritton Lake Estate, with gardens, mazes, lakes and boating. The cathedral city of Norwich is 20 miles, whilst traditional seaside fun can be had at Great Yarmouth, 5 miles. Both the Norfolk and Suffolk Heritage Coasts deserve a day trip. Beccles & Bungay are quaint market towns. The Shank is an environmentally friendly lodge, rainwater harvesting, grey water recycled, triple glazing throughout with thermostats in all rooms and recycling and composting is much encouraged. There is a village delicatessen in Bradwell - 2 miles (voted best East Anglian Butcher in 2011). Use of all club facilities available at concessionary rates.

Tudor Hall 16

Saffron Walden, Essex, East of England

Tudor Hall From £10750 Availability

Nestled in a sensational rural spot in the Essex countryside, Tudor Hall is a magnificent, atmospheric, historic home sleeping 16 guests. It is a true Tudor gem boasting 3 acres of stunning Italianate landscaped grounds, a fabulous heated swimming pool, an all-weather tennis court, hot tub, inglenooks, ancient beams, a wonderful kitchen with an Aga, splendid entertainment spaces and sumptuous furnishings throughout. This exceptional gem is located in the sleepy village of Hempstead, close to the buzzy market town of Saffron Walden and the birthplace of Dick Turpin and surrounded by rolling hills.Though you may feel inclined to stay put at Tudor Hall with its magical treats, there is much to discover close by for adults and children. You may be golf fans, you may enjoy punting on the River Cam in Cambridge, visiting the impressive Imperial War Museum at Duxford, steaming along the Colne Valley Railway, discovering the Dick Turpin Trail, meeting the lions and snow leopards at Linton Zoo or sampling gastronomic wonders in the fantastic array of renowned restaurants and pubs.

Tudor Hall is a fantastic venue for family and friends celebrations or corporate events. It’s 6 beautifully finished bedrooms sleep 16 guests though there are some extra beds that can be used increasing the numbers to 20. Guests cannot fail to relax, recuperate and enjoy time with others at this splendid countryside retreat where the owners have thought of everything to make your stay complete. You can enjoy some competitive fun playing pool, dive into the huge heated pool, spend the afternoon on the tennis court, disappear quietly to the library or the grand living room with the Sunday newspapers, enjoy a glass of fizz while relaxing in the bubbling inflatable hot tub, wander around the stunning topiary, box hedges and vibrant flower beds, take drinks on the terrace or dine alfresco using the three barbecues! Such bliss!

Brimming with antique furnishings, ornate mirrors, a piano and nods from the past, Tudor Lodge is both homely and luxurious. This is a house that makes you feel special. The kitchen diner is beautiful with a modern country kitchen complete with Aga, two fridges, a Nespresso coffee machine and breakfast bar and an excellent 16-seater dining table. Guests can keep the chefs company with an ice-cold glass of wine while they cook up a storm in this wonderful space. The cream tones of the dining area blend perfectly and create an atmosphere of elegance and calm. For a more refined dinner, you can head to the atmospheric formal Tudor dining room, full of traditional charm with its ancient beams and its beautiful furnishings from time gone by. On cooler evenings, you may wish to relax on the sumptuous sofas in front of the roaring inglenook fireplace in the living room, enjoying family board games or watching a film on the huge television. There is a great choice of DVD’s plus Netflix and Sky TV or you can listen to your favourite tracks through the Sonos sound system.

Upstairs guests can luxuriate in fantastic dreamy sleeping spaces and exquisite bathrooms with wet room showers and free-standing baths. The stunning master bedroom enjoys a comfy super-king bed, another guest bed, beautiful beams and windows and a stunning Jack-and-Jill shower room. The second master bedroom is a mirror image with spectacular garden views. Bedrooms three and four are gorgeous, enjoying double beds adorned with luxury linens. They share a bathroom and shower. Bedrooms five and six offer three single beds in each with the possibility of a guest bed in each. These heavenly, beautifully finished spaces share the master bathroom.

Outside, guests will unwind in countryside bliss. The outdoor swimming pool is heated to 28 degrees from May until September and is surrounded by a wonderful pool deck where you can enjoy the sunshine and your holiday read. There is a good range of sun loungers and oversized beanies. To cool off you can head to the pool house for a friendly game of pool. There are three barbecues for alfresco dining, two coal and one gas. The huge outdoor dining table will seat all of your guests. Pre-dinner drinks can be taken on the terrace and later you can finish with a nightcap under the stars. If it is chilly you can enjoy the chiminea and the luxury blankets provided.

Surrounded by rolling countryside, pretty villages and market towns, Tudor Hall is an idyllic dreamy retreat, just perfect for large groups wanting to get together.

Tudor Hall and its 3 acres of beautiful, landscaped gardens lies quietly in rural countryside close to the wonderful medieval market town of Saffron Walden. With independent shops, lovely delicatessens, inviting cafes and wonderful amenities, it is the perfect place to pick up supplies for the house. There are some amazing historic buildings and fabulous attractions including Saffron Hall, the Saffron Walden Museum, St Mary the Virgin Parish Church and the Saffron Screen. It also boasts the excellent Saffron Walden Golf Club. Close by are Saffron Grange Vineyard, Bridge End Garden, the Fry Art Gallery, Finchingfield Guildhall, the Audley End Miniature Railway and Audley End House and Garden. Audley End House and Gardens is a wonderful outing with ‘Capability’ Brown parkland. It is also the venue for some fabulous live music concerts so you should check if there is anything on when you are visiting.

There are some wonderful villages surrounding Tudor Hall, some enjoying fantastic reputations for their restaurants and pubs. You can dine at The Three Hills at Barton with its Two Star AA Rosette and Michelin Plate awards, The Plough at Radwinter or The Dog and Duck in Linton, amongst others. You can also hire bikes from Newdales to explore the area.

Cambridge is within easy reach where you can enjoying punting on the River Cam, climbing the tower at St. Mary’s, wandering around admiring the university buildings or enjoying the fabulous shops. Cambridge is a compact city with a seven-days-a-week market and a Saturday All Saint’s Garden Art and Craft market. There are a choice of galleries showcasing contemporary and classic art, a buzzing theatre, live music, a famous Folk Festival, an ever-popular Beer Festival and the family-friendly Big Weekend. Visitors can enjoy walking tours of the city or you can sightsee by bike. There is an excellent network of cycle paths in and around the city. The King’s College Chapel is famous for its choral services broadcast live by the BBC. You will surely be enchanted should you have chance to hear the sublime choir and Choral Evensong. The Fitzwilliam Museum is home to world-class collections of art and antiquities and Kettle’s Yard is one of the finest galleries.

Childford Hall Vineyard is another excellent place to visit. You can take a tour and sample some of the award-winning wines or enjoy a quintessentially English afternoon tea. You can buy some of their red, white, rose and sparkling wines in the shop.

The Imperial War Museum at Duxford is Europe’s largest air museum. You can walk through the same hangars and buildings as those who served at RAF Duxford and see aircraft take to the skies from the airfield where Spitfires first flew. Visitors will be close to over a century of aviation. The museum also offers thrilling air shows and a series of flying days.

Tythe Lodge 5

Heckington, Lincolnshire, East of England

Tythe Lodge From £357 Availability

Tythe Lodge is a beautifully presented all-ground-floor lodge sitting in Howell near Heckington, Lincolnshire. There are two bedrooms in the lodge sleeping five guests, made up of a king-size with an en-suite shower room and a zip/link king-size (twin on request) with a truckle bed beneath, served by a bathroom. There is also an open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburning stove and a utility. Outside you will find off-road parking for two cars and a private, enclosed patio with furniture, fire pit, shed and hot tub. Tythe is a wonderful holiday home for families or groups of friends seeking to explore this exciting area of Lincolnshire.

Vale Cottage 8

Bacton, Norfolk, East of England

Vale Cottage From £1644 Availability

The property is a lovely, warm and light detached house, around half a mile from the very unspoiled and quiet Bacton coastline. When you can tear yourself away from the stunning Norfolk coastline, it’s time to enjoy the comfort this gorgeous getaway has to offer. With stunning views across fields from the master bedroom, a large lounge, separate dining room and snug, and a hot tub outside, we’re not sure you’ll want to venture far. Outside there are several spacious areas, a gated front garden with plenty of parking, a courtyard garden featuring a brand new 6 person Canadian Spa Hot Tub with seating area and bbq, as well as a large grassed front garden. It’s location is perfect as is under half a mile to the gorgeous dog friendly Bacton beach as well as a 5 minute walk to the pub, several cafes, village shop and gift shop On arrival The front of the property is accessed via a gated entrance, with a large front garden with pond and grassed areas, as well as a long wrap around gravelled driveway – which boasts parking for numerous cars. Downstairs When you enter the house, the first thing you notice is how light and roomy the central hallway is. There is a small downstairs WC, decent size galley kitchen, a utility room with plenty of worktop space, and a tiled floor. This leads from the back garden and into the dining room and garage, so the ideal place to enter the house with sandy feet and wet paws after that beach walk. Dining Room There is also a family dining room overlooking the front and side garden, with tiled flooring and a large dining table and chairs. This leads to a paved and decked patio area at the side of the house, where the 6 person hot tub is. Lounge The lounge is a decent size with huge windows to the front and side with a wood burner and tv with Sky Movies, plenty of leather seating, lamps and heavy duty curtains. En suite bedroom: The Downstairs en suite bedroom has a king-size bed, bedside tables, wardrobe, and a roomy en suite bathroom with shower. Twin room: The twin room next door has single bunk beds, window and bedside table Snug There is also a separate Snug room, overlooking the front garden which will be an ideal place for the kids to play, with a sofa bed and chill-out area. Upstairs master bedroom There is a master bedroom with super king size bed, furniture, and a large window with stunning sunset views across the fields next to the house. Upstairs second bedroom The second upstairs bedroom hosts a Zip link king-size bed which can be split into twin beds. The upstairs bathroom has a spa bath, shower cubicle, and heated towel rail. Outside and gardens To the rear of the property, the garden is enclosed with a hedged perimeter, mainly laid to lawn with a paved patio area. To the side of the house and leading from the dining room, there is a large 6 person hot tub, with lighting and music pod area. *Please note, there is a £125 surcharge for use of the hot tub.

Walberswick House 10

Walberswick, Suffolk, East of England

Walberswick House From £5166 Availability

An incredibly striking home bursting with comfort and style, Walberswick House is a luxurious spot for a large group and all just a short walk from the beach!

As you approach the house you will be amazed by its sublime facade - a modern take on a traditional country home. And stepping inside it’s every bit as beautiful. Your vast farmhouse kitchen oozes traditional charm with a dazzling monochrome design throughout and impressive features, including a huge range cooker, a Belfast sink, blender and coffee machine. Delightfully connected alongside this through large open archways is an elegant dining area for the whole group, which itself links in wonderfully to the garden through a fully retractable wall of patio doors - inviting the warmth and sea air inside the home. There are two stunning living areas to choose from when it’s time to put your feet up. The first modelled like the dining area, with two separate entrances to the terrace through big French doors and a wood burner at its heart, the second embodying the same breath-taking bold design as the kitchen - and each brimming with cosy sofas and chairs for the ultimate relaxation.

For rest, meanwhile, there are five superb bedrooms, including four double rooms to choose from! All located on the first floor, each offers a fabulous view of the garden and, just beyond it, the sparkling sea! All five rooms, including two magnificent master bedrooms, feature the same deeply satisfying fusion of classical style and modern comfort, with huge comfortable beds set before vast French doors onto a brilliant balcony beyond or overlooking the garden. Across the balcony, sun loungers offer a place to soak up the sunshine, feel the sea air tingle at your skin and enjoy the peace of this incredible location. There are four double rooms and a fifth room with a set of bunk beds with a reading lamp over each bed. Two of the rooms enjoy fabulous ensuite facilities while there’s an additional bathroom on each floor, offering a range of walk-in showers, large bathtubs and elegant styling!

Out in your garden, meanwhile, a delightful mixture of manicured lawns and wild bushes echo the beach landscape just beyond the end of the boundary wall. Incredible garden furniture offers a comfortable spot for socialising or solitude, sunbathing or shade-seeking on a sunny day! With a fabulous table and chairs set up, you can dine alfresco together in the sun each day - perhaps enjoying a peaceful breakfast in the dawn glow!

Walberswick is a former fishing village known for its annual crabbing competitions. Its surrounding heath and marshland are protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and it is home to two pubs, a tearoom, art gallery and gift shop

Just across the street you’ll find a small Co-op, while about 300 meters away is the first pub, The Anchor, and less than 500 meters away is the superb sandy beach, with its vast dunes. The town itself is quaint and compact, perfect for a stroll.

And for something slightly bigger, just a few minutes’ walk, or short ferry journey, away, just across the harbour to the north, is Southwold, perhaps the most quintessentially English seaside town. The town itself is vibrant, with quaint shops, plenty of cafes and restaurants and countless scenic spots to sit back and watch the world go by! Whilst at the beach, you must pay a visit to the charmingly old-fashioned Pier, teeming with bizarre amusements, including Tim Hunkin’s eccentric inventions!

Meanwhile, if you fancy a tipple, or even just a fascinating few hours, visit the Adnams Brewery, winner of The Good Pub Guide 2011’s ‘Brewery of the Year’, where brewery tours are on offer throughout the year and you can try some of the huge variety of Adnams beers on offer. There’s also a thriving arts scene at Southwold Arts Centre during the summer months, so be sure to catch a show from Suffolk Summer Theatre!

Starting at its southern border with Essex and stretching all the way to Lowestoft and the Norfolk coast, the 50 miles stretch of enchanting and often wild coastline of Suffolk has a little something for everyone! With charming villages, medieval towns and exquisite natural beauty all set against breath-taking skies it is a true feast for the eyes!

Water Lily Lodge 6

Essex, East of England

Water Lily Lodge From £840 Availability

Get a lakeside seat to starry nights and swan-filled waters with this fantastic log cabin in the heart of Essex. A short drive from Colchester this gloriously secluded cabin is delightfully perched over a stunning lake and offers 3 deluxe bedrooms, a hot tub, fishing, privacy and everything you need for a tranquil escape.

Water's Edge 12

Middleton, Norfolk, Norfolk, East of England

Water's Edge From £1100 Availability

Water's Edge is a wonderful detached lodge, resting in Pentney in Norfolk. The property holds five bedrooms which includes a family room with a double and day bed with en-suite shower room, a double with en-suite shower room, a family room with three singles, a further double and a twin, serviced by a shared bathroom, making the property perfect to sleep up to 12 people. The property also boasts an open-plan living space, home to a kitchen, dining area and sitting area, as well as there being a snug and even your own sauna! Outside you can find a large lawned area with a hot tub and a decking with furniture, as well as off-road parking for four-six cars. Water's Edge makes a marvellous stay for a family gathering or group of friends to explore this exciting area of Norfolk.

Waters Reach 12

East Winch, Norfolk, East of England

Waters Reach From £900 Availability

Waters Reach is a lodge-style cottage, resting close to the village of East Winch. Inside, you will find five spacious bedrooms, where three have their own en-suites. There is also a family bathroom, complete with a shower over, basin and WC. Additional rooms include an open-plan living room, comprising of a sitting area, dining area and kitchen area. Outside, you will find ample parking and a spacious patio are with garden furniture and a hot tub. Waters Reach is an ideal base for a group gathering to Norfolk.

Wayfarers' Wood 2

Honing, Norfolk, East of England

Wayfarers' Wood From £768 Availability

A fabulous opportunity to 'slow you down', get back to nature, escape the outside world along with its many distractions, and go completely off-grid! This utterly charming craftsman-built shepherd's hut, set in it's own private woodland glade and conveniently located close to both the coast and the Norfolk Broads, is the perfect antidote to modern life and a rare chance to connect with yourself and the natural world. You don’t have to be Bear Grylls or a shepherd to stay at Wayfarer's Wood; just someone who appreciates the peace and quiet of the natural landscape in beautiful rural North Norfolk. Situated in the small village of Honing, and hidden away in a private woodland glade with no one else around to disturb your peace and seclusion - except for an occasional visit by a neighbouring hare, badger or deer. On warm days the glade is alive with butterflies and bees, lizards bask in sunlit openings and overhead you may well see marsh harriers and buzzards enjoying the expansive Norfolk sky. Out here in the sticks there is very little light pollution, and the dark skies are lit just by the brilliance of countless stars. There is no WiFi, television or madding crowds so you will find time to stop and stare and enjoy a more relaxed pace of life. It's the perfect place to wind down and appreciate the simple things in life. Not often in this crazy modern world do you have the luxury of having somewhere all to yourself. But, don't panic, you can still find everything you need close by. Wayfarers' Wood is not lacking in home comforts. Along with solar powered lighting and a gas hob, the hut can be kept toasty and cosy with the wood burning stove. With double-glazing and insulation from sheep's wool, it warms up quickly and stays snug. When the weather is sunny, the glade has plenty of places to enjoy total privacy and outdoor living. From your own private parking bay, it's a 200m walk along a grassy pathway - wellies or walking boots may be a good idea on wet days - and the helpful owners, who will greet you on arrival, are very happy to help with your bags. A breakfast basket is provided for your stay. The hut includes the following: Double bed With all bed linen and towels and two very comfortable chairs. Mini kitchen With a single gas hob, cool box, storage and wood-burning stove Shower facility With an outdoor eco-loo and shower. Additional Information Solar radio, games and books. A breakfast basket is provided for your stay and includes a selection of goodies such as croissants, cereal, juice and porridge. Tea, coffee and milk are always provided in addition to the breakfast basket. An initial supply of logs is provided, with extra logs available for £5/large basket. Other items provided: Cool box and ice packs, solar powered lighting, firepit and charcoal.