Places to Stay
The Alde Valley and East Suffolk are full of good homestays, holiday cottages, B&Bs and hotels. We recommend the following – for more please visit other websites listed below the recommended sites.


Alde Garden ~ ~ Just ½ a mile away. Comfortable tipi / yurt / wagon / indoor accommodation in the grounds of the White Horse pub in Sweffling.

Alde Valley Breaks ~ three miles away in quiet countryside near Bruisyard next to the River Alde.

Rendham Hall ~ ~ Two miles away. B&B on a working dairy farm; one of the few left in the Alde Valley and home to award winning Mary Belle and Suffolk Meadow dairy herds.

Crown House Bed and Breakfast  ~ Boutique bed and breakfast here in Great Glemham. Grade II listed Georgian village house.

Juniper Barn Bed & Breakfast
Fully self-catered or B&B studio appt in restored barn and 4-poster room in 16thC Farmhouse just 2 miles away. 

Trustans Barn -  Is a relaxed, friendly, family run bed and breakfast, set in 28 acres of meadowland, close to the Heritage Coast in Suffolk. We have six en-suite bedrooms, each with it's own individual character. If you would like to stay with us you can book a room online or if you prefer, give us a call on 01728 668684

Holiday Cottages

Valley Farm Cottages ~ ~ Family owned self catering holiday cottages on a stud farm between Snape and Orford. With Views over horse grazed meadows towards the coast. 

The Lobster Pot, Orford ~ Newly renovated old terraced cottage on Pump St near the bakery.

Crown Cottage, Orford ~ Newly renovated blue house near the Crown and Castle.

Sweffling Hall Farm ~ ~ Just 1 mile away. Offers holiday cottages, glamping and B&B [up to 10 people] in farm setting in the Upper Alde Valley.

The Wash House Studio ~ ~ A stylish Victorian conversion in it's own space on the coast at Orford.

Suffolk Coastal Cottages ~ ~ Cosy cottages, larger houses and a barn,  full of character, set in some of Suffolk’s loveliest and most unspoilt rural villages, yet within minutes of the stunning Suffolk Heritage Coast.

Best of Suffolk ~ ~ Large selection of well-maintained and comfortable cottages in East Suffolk managed by an award winning team.

Suffolk Secrets ~ Family owned company specializing in coastal and inland holiday lets in East Suffolk.

Suffolk Cottage Holidays ~ Locally run company with a selection of over 200 holiday cottages in the Suffolk Coastal area.

Suffolk Holiday Cottages ~ A selection of cottages across Suffolk.

Independent Holiday Cottages ~ Offering a large selection of independently owned self catering accomodation across England.

Suffolk Artist Country life
- 3 bedroom artist cottage in heart of Suffolk, near coast, Aldeburgh, Southwold, Dunwich,Snape Maltings, Sutton Hoo and historic Framlingham Castle and all amenities.  


The Bell House Hotel, Saxmundham ~ ~ a small independent hotel in the heart of the town, just 5 minutes walk from the train station.

The Brudenell, ~ next to the beach at the south end of the historic seaside town.

The Crown & Castle, Orford ~ ~ set to one side of the old market square within walking distance of the castle, church, bakery, butcher, smokehouses, the village stores and windswept open countryside .. what more could you want !

The Crown Hotel, Framlingham ~ ~ overlooking the historic Market Hill, home to the Tuesday and Saturday street market; cafes, castle, church, deli and butcher all within 400m, and most within 50m.

The Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh ~ ~ a warm and very welcoming family-owned hotel a stone’s throw from the beach, overlooking the sea and Aldeburgh’s fishing huts.

The White Lion, Aldeburgh ~ ~ recently refurbished with comfortable rooms and a very pleasant bar overlooking the seafront.

Camping and Glamping

Alde Garden, (The Sweffling White Horse) ~ ~ 2 yurts, 1 gypsy caravan, 1 bell tent, 1 hideout 5 small tent pitches and a year-round holiday cottage. One of "6 best British campsites" (The Independent)

Secret Meadows (nr.Woodbridge) ~ ~ Luxury Lodge Tents set on a 115 acre wildlife site among wooded glades and wildflower meadows. Accommodation units have traditional kitchen, private loo and hot shower.

  • Lettering Arts Trust.

    A workshop space for guest letter carvers including Louise Tiplady, Ayako Furuno , Jaki Blackman.


  • Eilidh Allan.

    Handmade silver jewellery. New collections inspired by trees, fruits & seeds. Work for sale and commissions / bespoke jewellery made to order.


  • Glass Studio.

    Sea glass jewellery by Buzz Mitchell – for sale and made to commission. Paintings and other creations made by Isabelle Sarginson Allen.


  • Tobias Ford.

    Knife making forge. Hand forged / handmade kitchen knives available for sale and made to order.


  • Tuesday Knitting Group in the Tea Rooms
    10am – 12 pm : 30th Apr ; 7th, 14th, 23rd May.


  • New for 2019:

    Alexander Herbe-George & Slightly Nomadic. Glamping wagons, living pods, micro-shelters made to order.


  • Aspen Press.

    Letterpress. Demonstrations. Commissioned work also undertaken.

  • Foraging Centre with Foraging Walks led by Forager and Permaculture Gardener in Residence Sam Starke.    

  • Stephanie Bunn.

    Basketry research studio working with local plant materials and exploring the relationship between geometry and basketry.


  • Nienke Jongsma / Vandertas.

    Handmade foraging bags, floral shopper bags for sale; handmade leather shoulder bags, satchels, work bags, purses and wallets.


  • Jon Warnes.

    Jon Warnes.  Wood turning, handmade spoons, stools, benches and bowls for sale.



    New Iris Paintings by Jelly Green including Cedric Morris / Benton End varieties.

  • Pop Up Tea Rooms open in the Farmhouse Dining Rooms with cakes and pastries from The Great Glemham Bann.

  • Farm Suppers.

    Thursday evenings with Suffolk Chef Peter Harrison and Guests of Honour from the Writing at Great Glemham residency programme.


  • New Allotment Paintings by Tessa Newcomb and Winter Garden paintings in egg tempera by Ruth Stage.

  • Farm Nature Walks open.

    Families welcome.

    Great pubs nearby in Sweffling, Rendham, Great Glemham, Snape and Framlingham.


    New works by Becky Munting and Emma Green in the farmhouse Dining Rooms.


  • New works by Alice Andrea Ewing from The Great Glemham Series and the Pomarius Residency.


Works for Sale

We have some wonderful works by artists that exhibit at the festival currently for sale. Details >
The Festival Shop

Stocking a range of unusual cards, books, walking sticks and other handmade items made on the farm & by local artisans. Details >
The Suffolk Chair Collection

The Collection of original early – mid nineteenth century Ball Backs has been set up as a design reference collection. Details >

Icon Painting in the Alde Valley

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Food Adventures

We have listed some of the Alde Valleys outstanding food businesses.
Places to Stay

The Alde Valley and East Suffolk are full of good homestays, holiday cottages, B&Bs and hotels.
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