Country Lodges

Our luxury holiday cottages and lodges in Suffolk in the heart of beautiful Constable Country, the newly built Lodge Apartments are considered to be the finest of their kind.  A Family owned resort, the Peake Family have been farming in Suffolk for more than 60 years.

The site is positioned in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by an award winning golf course, fruit orchards and picturesque villages. 

During World War 2, built on this very site was a hostel to accommodate the women of the Land Army.  This has been kept as a theme for the interior of the Lodge Apartments with stylish and smart tailoring running throughout.  The site has been transformed in to a stunning location for luxury self catering accommodation.

Five Country Lodges have been hand built and furnished to the highest standard.  Each two-storey lodge comprises of two accommodation units; the ground floor with two large double bedrooms, and the top floor with either one luxury master bedroom or two more large double bedrooms.  Each of the two units offers two en-suite bathrooms, kitchen, lounge areas with sofa beds, fireplaces and outdoor terrace, and will provide the flexibility of being let either as one large unit accommodating up to 10 guests, or as two separate units. 

The original water tower from the Land Army Hostel remains a central feature as a permanent reminder of the sites history.  Here there will be a collection of memorabilia of the site from its original use during World War 2.  The Tower will also offer 360 degree views over this stunning location.

Guests staying at the Country Lodges will also have access to the superb Golf Course, Spa, Leisure and Dining facilities. This is a simply idyllic place to relax and explore the beautiful surrounding area and the many local places of historic interest and charm.

The Lakes Restaurant has two rosettes and is newly refurbished with superb views over the Lake and 18th Greens of both Championship Golf Courses.  Enjoy Al Fresco dining in the summer, pre dinner drinks and canapes.  The excellent head chef has a remarkable reputation for superb cuisine.

The Peake Bistro provides guests with the ideal place to relax after their massage or work out, and enjoy a healthy fruit juice or delicious snack.  Guests can relax here still wearing a soft robe and enjoying the views of the swimming pool. 

The Peake Spa
is one of the Premier Health spas in East Anglia.  It offers luxurious poolside facilities, a state of the art gymnasium and relaxing treatments.
Spa facilities include a Sanarium, Steam Room, Jacuzzi and Concept Showers.
Click here to download the full Peake Spa brochure

The Pippin Shop sells handmade gifts from gorgeous jewellery and toys, to delicious food and fine wines.  There is also a large assortment of Ladies designer golfwear to indulge in.

The Country Lodges are very proud to have the very best in modern and contemporary Jazz each Friday at 8pm.

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Important Information

Please note:

The design of the lodges allows Guests to book Scarlett and Pimpernell together.  This means up to 12 Guests can be accommodated in the whole building and the stair way connecting the two floors is private to the building.  A great facility for a family get together or a large group of friends.

Online bookings are provisional and will be confirmed if available within 24 hours.  Please call for live availability.

You may start your holiday any day of the week, for any duration, all year round!

Spa treatments must be pre booked and paid for locally.

Late availability : 2 night stays are available in all the lodges throughout the year. Ask for prices.

Start days: There is flexibility to start your holiday on any day of the week,subject to availability.

Towels and linen provided in all lodges.

There are restricted swimming times in Peake Fitness and Spa for under 16 year olds as follows:

Please note that children may swim only at the following times:
Monday - Friday   4pm - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday and Bank Holidays   7.30am -  9.30am and 5pm - 7pm

Kindly note that children under the age of 16 years are not permitted in the Peake Spa complex (including the Bistro area) from Monday to Friday between 6.30am and 3.30pm, and at weekends between 10am and 4pm. They must also be accompanied by an adult as follows:

Children under 5 years - one adult per child
Children 5 years to 8 years - one adult per two children
No one adult can supervise more than three children.

We thank guests for their consideration in adhering to these restrictions.

Country Lodges
Keepers Lane

Penthouse 1 Bed Sleeps 4

Penthouse 1 Bed Sleeps 4:

Holiday Price £565.00

Fully booked

  • Number of Bedrooms: 1
  • Sleeps a maximum of 4 Guests
  • Number of Bath/Shower Rooms: 1
  • Dogs Welcome?Sorry, no
  • Ground Floor 2 Bed sleeps 6

    Ground Floor 2 Bed sleeps 6:

    Holiday Price £785.00

    Fully booked

    • Number of Bedrooms:2
    • Sleeps a maximum of 6 Guests
    • Number of Bath/Shower Rooms: 2
    • Dogs Welcome?Sorry,no
    3 Bedroom sleeps 10

    3 Bedroom sleeps 10:

    Holiday Price £1230.00

    Fully booked

    • Number of Bedrooms:3
    • Sleeps a maximum of 10 Guests
    • Number of Bath/Shower Rooms:3
    • Dogs Welcome?Sorry,no
    Penthouse 2 Bed sleeps 6

    Penthouse 2 Bed sleeps 6:

    Holiday Price £880.00

    Fully booked

    • Number of Bedrooms:2
    • Sleeps a maximum of 6 Guests
    • Number of Bath/Shower Rooms: 2
    • Dogs Welcome?Sorry, no
    4 Bedroom sleeps 12

    4 Bedroom sleeps 12:

    Holiday Price £1350.00

    Fully booked

    • Number of Bedrooms:4
    • Sleeps a maximum of 12 Guests
    • Number of Bath/Shower Rooms:4
    • Dogs Welcome? Sorry, no

    Holiday cottages and lodges in Suffolk

    Stoke by Nayland in the county of Suffolk, lies close to the border of Essex in what is sometimes referred to as Constable Country. It has one of Suffolk's fine 'Wool' churches, its tower dominates the surrounding area for many miles.

    Saint Mary's Church at Stoke by Nayland

    Saint Mary's Church 

    Saint Marys Church at Stoke by Nayland stands on the hills above the Dedham Vale (now a designated area of outstanding beauty) and the valley of the River Box. This fantastic building has retained much of the original structure and features from when it was rebuilt in the fifteenth century, and it appeared in several of Constable’s paintings.

    "One of Suffolk's fine 'Wool' churches, its tower dominates the surrounding area for many miles."

    John Constable

    John Constable is known for his Romantic and more predominantly his Landscape paintings of Dedham Vale. His most famous paintings include Dedham Vale of 1802 and The Hay Wain of 1821. Although his paintings are now among the most popular and valuable in British art, he was never financially successful and did not become a member of the establishment until he was elected to the Royal Academy at the age of 52. He sold more paintings in France than in his native England.

    Boating on the Suffolk River Stour

    Out and About

    The village of Stoke by Nayland overlooks its parent, Nayland, once recorded as the 45th largest town in England. Nayland guards the crossing into Essex over the River Stour on the south side of the river.

    The River Stour is a substantial river which runs 59 miles from south east Somerset and west Wiltshire through north Dorset and the Blackmore Vale into east Dorset , the eastern fringe of Bournemouth and Christchurch where it meets the Hampshire Avon and empties into the sea at Mudeford.

    The Village of Stoke by Nayland, contains many cottages and timber framed houses and all surround a large recreation field which makes up the centre of the village. Two schools, a primary and a middle school, are in the village, as are two public houses, The Angel Inn and The Crown.

    A Traditional Country English Pub

    Country Pubs and Inns

    The Angel Inn is a traditional Grade II 16th century Suffolk coaching inn with open fires, original brickwork and oak beams. It is a typical “Old English” country pub offering cosy and snug areas coupled with a larger open plan dining room.

    The Crown - Stoke by Nayland, is a privately owned village Inn with a reputation for making everyone feel welcome.

    "You can discover typical 'Old English' country pubs with open fires, original brickwork and oak beams."

    The Suffolk Coast

    The Suffolk Coast has a fascinating history stretching back many years. The region's lost towns and changing coastlines are fascinating to explore.

    The Suffolk coast is one of forty-seven Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. As the nearest coast to London to have remained largely undisturbed, it is a popular destination for nature lovers and beach-goers alike.

    The region contains three national nature reserves and long distance footpaths. The area classified as that of an AONB totals 400 square kilometres. In order to protect this area, coast and estuary volunteer wardens patrol the length of the coastline, managing the delicate balance between the visitors drawn here and the damage and erosion their visits bring with them.

    The 220 miles of shoreline flank the five estuaries: Stour, Orwell, Deben, Alde and Blyth. These areas are rich with wildlife and even Britain’s rarest seabird, the Little Tern, is sometimes spotted on the Suffolk Coast. The coastline is steeped in history and the ancient open heathland known locally as the Sandlings remains virtually unique in the UK.

    The Suffolk Coast hosts many cycle routes, covering large distances across the heathland, marshes, fields and beaches. Excellent views can be enjoyed whilst cycling across the coast – stunning panoramas not seen from the road.

    Horse Riding in the Suffolk Countryside

    Getting Close to Nature in Suffolk

    Horse Riding is increasingly popular in Suffolk and is simply the most fantastic experience. With it's tranquil countryside and miles of unspoilt coastline, it is the place to be at one with your horse. Horse Riding in Suffolk offers bridleways, quiet country lanes and a mass of public bridleways to entice.

    Birdwatching in Suffolk is a joy as the landscape of the county is diverse and varied, and so is the range of wildlife that inhabit it. Avid birdwatchers and novices alike can enjoy a coastal walk and the possibility of sighting a Marsh Harrier or Avocet, or head north to the southern edge of the Broads where you can catch birds on migration taking a break for some bathing.

    Inland are the reserves of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, the Royal Society for Protection of Birds, and English Nature, many of which have dedicated hides, and all of which boast a variety of bird spotting opportunities.

    Here are a collection of the primary bird watching sites in Suffolk. Where possible both directions and the Ordinance Survey Grid References have been included. For reference, the organization which maintains the sites is located in parenthesis next to the site itself. Happy bird watching!

    Visit Colchester Castle

    Explore Nearby Colchester

    A twenty minute drive from Stoke by Nayland will lead you to Colchester, Britain’s Oldest recorded town. Colchester is a thriving town and attracts 4.5 m visitors each year, helped by being home to Colchester Castle and Colchester Zoo.

    A visit to Colchester Castle Musuem takes you through 2000 years of some of the most important events in British history. Once capital of Roman Britain, Colchester has experienced devastation by the invasion by the Normans during the English Civil War.

    Since the 16th century, the Castle has been a ruin, a library and a goal for witches. Today it is an award winning museum featuring many hands-on displays showing Colchester's history from the Stone Age to the Civil War.

    Colchester Zoo is now one of the finest Zoos in Europe due to a constant programme of development and has won the coveted Large Visitor Attraction of the Year” Award and the “Sustainable Tourism Award” for its efforts in recycling and green practices from the East of England Tourist Board. With over 270 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit.

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    Guest Reviews

    We had a very enjoyable stay, the lodge was superb. The staff at the hotel were very pleasant and couldn't do enough. I will certainly be recommending this to others.

    Mrs J Crowford

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