Any break at Corton Coastal Village include complimentary access to the coastal village’s leisure centre where there’s a small indoor pool, plus sauna and steam room.
Relaxing is easily won in East Anglia, particularly since there’s a choice of keeping one foot on the land and dipping another in the sea while staying just about anywhere in Suffolk or Norfolk.
Superlatives comes easy in Suffolk. It’s a county of Outstanding Natural Beauty with ancient heaths and stunning landscapes. The 50-mile stretch of heritage coastline has a great pick of award-winning beaches, none of which are far from beachfront eateries served with a side helping of sea views.
And who can forget the region’s historic market towns where inviting tea rooms and pubs are perfect for stop-and-watch-the-world-go-by moments, and where castles and historic estates are surrounded by beautiful grounds and gardens for strolling.
In neighbouring Norfolk, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft answer the call for some sea and sand lounging, while the Norfolk Broads and The Fens are fantastic for boat trips, cycling and walking, or simply pausing awhile to watch the local wildlife going about its day-to-day.
Spa breaks in Suffolk and Norfolk
Against a backdrop of glorious coastline and miles of open countryside, spa hotels in East Anglia are brilliant at reflecting the environment around them and helping visitors step away from everyday life. Many of the spa hotels in Suffolk and Norfolk have rural locations, perfect for some pampering and an indulgent treatment or two.
Leisure at Corton Coastal Village
Relaxation at Gunton Hall
At nearby Gunton Hall, the pool is large with refreshing views over the grounds and lake. A bubble pool, steam room, sauna and fitness studio are open early until late every day. Therapists offer luxurious hand and body treatments, too, in association with luxury spa brand Temple Spa and Jessica Nails.
Luxury rooms for your Suffolk break
The medieval wool trade gave Suffolk its first taste of wealth, much of it still evident in the grand churches and timber-framed dwellings across the region. Luxury hotels in Suffolk never look out of place against such a pretty backdrop. Stay at Gunton Hall or Corton Coastal Village to get to know the great character of the county while experiencing tip-top service and a touch of indulgence.
There are 55 acres of Suffolk woodland on the doorstep of this hotel, as well as a large lake and walled gardens. The 212 rooms and cosy chalets are scattered around the grounds and include suites with extra-large beds and lodges that have private patios. The beautifully furnished Royal rooms raise the luxury and level of comfort to a whole other level.
Corton Coastal Village
The seasidey vibe is never far from this village, which is set on the UK’s most easterly edge. Rooms at Corton have a nautical vibe with the sea-facing chalets lined up like soldiers along the cliff edge and clifftop lodges benefiting from private patios for drinking in the sea views. Every room feels like a home from home, full of comfort and lovely extras.
Fine dining in East Anglia
Breakfast and three-course evening dining is always including in the price of a break at Gunton Hall and Corton Coastal Village. There’s an exciting lunchtime menu as well with thin-crust pizzas, baked to order in the hotels’ pizza ovens, and sharing platters served straight from the chefs’ kitchens.
Out and about, East Anglia offers a rich feast of places for eating, from casual lunchtime bites in cafes to fine dining in à la carte restaurants. The lunch menu at The Lighthouse in Aldeburgh majors on fresh fish with daily catch specials and seasonal veg. It’s a buzzy place and one of the town’s best-known establishments.
For restaurants with a sea view, The Waterfront Restaurant sits on Suffolk’s heritage coast opposite Kessingland beach and The Jolly Sailors is a gastropub right on Pakefield’s seafront. For sweet treats and afternoon tea, Tea By The Sea is a gem of a little tea room on the cliff top above Pakefield beach.