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Feeling Romantic? Escape to one of our Luxury Hideaways

romantic lodge

A discovery of romance has been found in the air at Upthorpe Lodges. We carefully read all the lovely comments in our guest books and it appears that an increasing number of our guests are choosing us for their romantic breaks, including honeymoons, mini-moons and anniversaries.

Why Us?

To start with, our luxury lodges are for couples only, meaning no distractions of children or pets. Each lodge sits in its own private garden too, allowing couples to relax inside or outside. Our lodges are also fully self-catering too, providing the ideal undisturbed escape from the rest of the world.

Quality Romantic Time Together

Sharing time together is priceless. This part of rural East Anglia provides plenty of country walking opportunities. We also have cycles to borrow and there are historic villages to discover. For the more adventurous, at Thetford Forest there’s miles of mountain biking tracks (cycle hire available) and the high-wires activity Go Ape. Entertainment is never far away either. Two popular arts venues and two multi-screen cinemas can be found in nearby Bury St Edmunds. Further afield, the Suffolk coast is as natural as they come. The cities of Norwich and Cambridge are a joy to discover with their medieval streets, galleries and historic buildings.

So why not come to Upthorpe Lodges for your romantic break and leave the world behind.





Suffolk’s Best Wildlife Photos

Many of our guests are not just attracted to us because of our luxury lodges and hot tubs. Some are also attracted by the great wildlife which can be found in Suffolk’s hidden corners, rivers, lakes and coast. For the last three years we have supported the annual Suffolk Wildlife Trust photographic competition. In 2017 the winner of the ‘public vote’ won a two-night stay at one of our lodges. Colin Barley won our prize with his outstanding image of a hedgehog at night. We were particularly pleased as we have been doing our bit for hedgehogs this year. We’ve provided gaps under fences and saucers of water. Plus, we avoid using garden chemicals and a number of guests have spotted hedgehogs!

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Suffolk Wildlife Trust does fantastic work throughout our rural county with some special wildlife sites close to Upthorpe Lodges including Redgrave and Lopham Fen, Lackford Lakes, Knettishall Heath and Bradfield Woods. If it’s just a refreshing country walk you’re looking for then these venues won’t disappoint but if you are more serious about watching wildlife then these places are special for different reasons. If you want to experience some coastal scenes and possibly see Avocets, Bitterns and Marsh Harriers then the east of Suffolk is easily accessible as well.

Though Suffolk’s bird life is the most popular wildlife attraction we also have some great woodlands and meadows, estuaries and heathland to boast about. If you want advice as to where to find the best wildlife spotting in East Anglia then just ask and we’ll be happy to advise.

More information can be found at: http://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/