The best autumn breaks 2017

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Read our pick of the best weekend autumn breaks in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge 2017 

The leaves are changing; shades of orange, brown and gold are filling the streets and a chill has hit the air. Autumn has arrived in full force bringing with it the desire for a cosy getaway. Here we have some of the best, quirkiest and perfect escapes from the ever growing cold days, so wrap yourself up in a blanket, grab a hot cup of tea and start planning your perfect weekend away…

Autumn spa breaks

If the stress of day to day life has started to take its toll, take it as a sign to invest in a spa trip to give yourself the refresh you need. Ufford Park in Woodbridge offers just that, nestled in Suffolk’s countryside, the hotel offers a wide variety of spa treatments such as the large hydro pool, mineral grotto and sauna and steam rooms, all designed to give you the relaxation you need. Ufford Park is sure to leave you floating on cloud nine!

Continuing with the theme of spas, the Varsity Hotel in Cambridge with their Elemis Spa, offers individual treatments that include facials, massages and full body treatments. Full or half spa days  allow the use of the steamy sauna, a dip in the Jacuzzi with a beautiful view overlooking the River Cam, and access to their fully equipped gym. With prices starting at £35 it’s impossible to miss out on a trip to the Varsity Spa. Combine your trip with an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s swanky rooms or visit on 8 October for ‘Words In The Sky’; a literary event on the hotel’s rooftop, above the Cambridge skyline. 


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Cosy cottages for autumn breaks 

If you’re in the mood to try somewhere new and a little bit different, why not get yourself down to the Wee Retreat in Sheringham? Available to rent via, the property has been converted as a present to the builder’s wife. What was once an old Victorian toilet block is now a comfortable accommodation situated right on the beach front. With two bedrooms, beach views and full of history this little cottage promises a cosy stay with the town of Sheringham at your feet to keep you entertained for a few nights.

The Signal Box

City life too much? Well, The Signal Box – originally the main signal box in Wymondham station dating back to 1900, has been moved to the countryside around Melton Constable and transformed into a countryside escape situated amongst other rural buildings. With the promise of no streetlights to stargaze when night falls, a beautiful walk right next door and the welcoming of dogs this could not be more perfect for an escape from the busy streets of the city. Book via Orginal Cottages.

If this isn’t remote enough for you the Copper Cow Retreat, allows you to hideaway near Fritton Lake. With a warm glow created by copper accents to compliment the copper cows head found by the owners in Beccles, this little retreat offers a cosy stay with multiple bedrooms, open decking by the lake and the promise of a songbird wakeup call every morning.

Cooper Cow Retreat

October half term holidays 

As October half term steadily approaches, it may be time to get the kids out the house and away from school troubles. Parkdean resorts can get the kids back to nature by offering the family a stay away in a caravan, lodge or a night in a tent at one of its campsites. With entertainment aimed at all the family and prices starting from £89, a cosy family holiday is waiting for you.

All perfectly designed to give you that warm autumnal feel these spas and retreats are awaiting your arrival this October, so get yourself booked and prepared to feel refreshed and glowing either with the family, friends or as a treat to yourself.

Written by Jasmin Rusted |

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