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.


  • Bronzes of livestock and animals
    by Juliet Simpson for sale.

  • Paintings and drawings by Tessa Newcomb, Emma Green and Jason Gathorne-Hardy.

  • Families and children are welcome to the farm - no dogs please !

  • Farm Nature walks open daily during ! Cornucopia !

  • Hedge Quarters :

    Pop up Tea Rooms open daily 10am - 6pm 15th Sept - 4th Oct. Details >


  • 'Hefted' :

    An autumn exhibition of drawings, paintings and sculpture

  • Autumn Writing Residencies : 

    Sean Hewitt, Melissa Harrison, Tim Richardson, Louise Gray.

  • New works on show by Maggi Hambling and Jason Gathorne-Hardy.

  • The Suffolk Chair Collection :

    An exhibition of over 50 antique and contemporary Suffolk Chairs. Details >


  • Pesta Nukenen :

    An exhibition of basketry from our sister festival in Borneo

  • Farm Suppers on Thursday evenings :

    30th Sept, 27th Sept & 4th October. Details >


  • Meet the Makers!

    Open studios at weekends 10am - 6pm - Details >

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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