Four seasons at Greenacre Lodge

Our holiday cottage is the most wonderful place to stay – and that’s not just my opinion, take a look at our reviews! Each season of the year is just as beautiful. Our garden isn’t finely manicured but is a happy mix of flowers, trees, people, toys and wildlife! Spring brings daffodils in abundance and the bird song is amazing! The Lodge garden is private and a real sun trap for most of the day in summer. Apples, pears, plums, cobnuts, figs and quince all ripen in the sun whilst blackberries are abundant in the garden hedgerows as Autumn draws in. Last winter, we had exciting falls of snow and living in a village at the top of a hill, we had a few days when we couldn’t get out of the village – total peace! Come and experience the joys of Greenacre Lodge in 2019, we are looking forward to meeting you!

Summer days!

Summer Days

Make the most of the long, summer evenings watching the bats, enjoying the stars, sipping a cold white wine at Greenacre Lodge. The decking is just waiting for you! Take a soft, fluffy blanket out and curl up on our comfy chairs with a book or some music Рthere is nothing more relaxing than being at Greenacre Lodge on a warm summer evening. Book now to make sure you get one of the last remaining 4 weeks available before September!

Looking forward to a busy year

Our first guests of 2018 arrive on Friday and we have a busy year after that. There are a few weeks available during the year but don’t leave it too late to book – once people have stayed here, they almost always book again!

Our Lodge needs you!

Lodge kitchen

Our beautiful Lodge needs you to make it come alive – we have very limited availability left during June and August although you might be lucky with a last minute week so take a look and make us an offer! There is plenty of space to enjoy the Autumn with us though; the local areas is beautiful at this time of year, with very low rainfall and amazing walks, cycling and rivers to enjoy. Equally, we have easy access to Cambridge, Norwich, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich for sightseeing and shopping. The Christmas market in Bury St Edmunds is amazing and we will offer a taxi service for you so you don’t even have to worry about parking! Hurry though, the weeks will go very quickly and you don’t want to miss out!

Sunny Suffolk

What a beautiful place Suffolk is! Especially in the hot summer sun that we are having at the moment. Today we spent an enjoyable day in the seafront in Lowestoft- which has been under development for a while and now it’s a lovely place to while away the hours. Not to mention the gorgeous sandy beach and the very nice eateries that have sprung up. We liked the look of RockSalt, a (mainly) fish restaurant – all fresh and local – and Shish, a smart looking Meze restaurant. We didn’t eat but I noted them for another day!! We took my mum who thoroughly enjoyed her day!

2017 bookings

We are excited at the amount of bookings we have taken in our first year and you only have just a few weeks left of the Autumn to experience the fantastic Greenacre Lodge! Book quickly because the weeks are going fast. One of our guests said this week that ‘the whole place is perfect!’ To celebrate our first year of Greenacre Lodge, we’ve decided to let you book 2017 holidays at 2016 prices for a few more weeks so take up the offer before it’s too late!! We look forward to meeting you very soon!

It’s summer!

Everything is growing now at Greenacre Lodge – strawberries are ripening, gooseberries are getting bigger, the herb bed is overflowing and the chicks are double the size they were two weeks ago! The veg patch is looking great and the figs are big and juicy this year – the first year we’ve got the pruning right maybe! Our plum and greengage trees were pruned hard this spring and so far don’t show any signs of fruiting but the apples and cherries are doing well. 

Beautiful!

Our garden at Greenacre House is looking beautiful at the moment and when you stay at Greenacre Lodge, it’s all yours to share and explore. This is just a small selection of the fantastic flowers on show this weekend. Soon the vegetables will become the stars of the show and we are happy to share these with our guests too. 

Next painting

I shared my hare painting with you at various stages and now I’m starting on a fox picture. Both these paintings are focusing on the eyes of the animal – it is the eyes that can make the painting look real so they make a fascinating thing to study as I paint. The fox is at the very first stage where I put in the basic shading of the fur but you can already see how important the eyes will be to make the painting seem alive. Watch this space for the various stages of painting!

Suffolk Walking Festival

If you like walking, you should check out Suffolk Walking Festival. It’s a brilliantly organised set of walks over a couple of weeks. There is a full website to help you plan your days. 

Www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk