October can be a glorious month to take a refreshing break in the countryside and coastal area of north-east Suffolk. Golden gorse plus the blaze of autumn leaves as trees prepare for winter, all under a wide blue sky, make for memorable days.

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BlythWeb - Tourism, Accommodation, Business & Community
Your guide to north-east Suffolk

Blythweb - Your guide to tourism and business around North East Suffolk

Holly Tree Cottage
Holly Tree Cottage, Self Catering Accommodation

View our Blythweb Self Catering Custom Search facility.

Our clickable location maps show lots of Self Catering cottages and bed and breakfasts places around the Blyth Valley. Some locations are in beautiful Suffolk countryside and some in villages or a town setting. There are detailed maps for Southwold and Walberswick which are both on the Suffolk Heritage Coast.

What’s On - October sees the annual Halesworth Arts Festival (13th-28th) taking place in addition to many other commendable theatre, performance, music and film events presented locally. Throughout this month there are also talks, walks and much more. Lots of places to go, things to do or just sit back and enjoy. Children are catered for at several venues during their half-term break towards the end of the month.

Many other events are already listed with more being added every week, so keep checking our Blythweb Calendar to know what great local activities and entertainments are taking place.

Blythburgh Church
Blythburgh History Notes

Read a fascinating report of the intricate history of the local village of Blythburgh, famed for its large church often referred to as the "Cathedral of the Marshes", on the river Blyth between the village of Wenhaston and coastal town of Southwold.

This, plus other Blythweb Reports can be found on our Featured Reports page.

Spring Dawn Chorus
Bickers Heath Wenhaston

May is a wonderful time in Suffolk and the morning serenade from the birds especially so!

You can download a six minute MP3 of the Dawn Chorus recorded in the middle of Wenhaston at 4:30am on 6th of May.

Listen to the Dawn Chorus (1mb).

Some Favourite Websites For October 2018:

Green Haven Holidays - Wheelwrights CottageCharacterful Cottage for Two or Three, Close to Suffolk Heritage Coast

With a relaxing stay in mind the cottage features a king-size bed (single bed also available), walks from the doorstep and a CAMRA village pub nearby. Own garden. WiFi. Parking for two cars. Cycle store by arrangement. No charge for up to two friendly pets.

North Manor FarmhouseEnsuite B&B accommodation in beamed Suffolk farmhouse close to the Suffolk coast and Southwold

Two B&B rooms, both with en-suite. Guest lounge with open fire. Discount for stay exceeding three nights. Sorry, dogs not accepted.

Halesworth Arts FestivalThe Seventeenth Festival takes place 13th - 28th October 2018 - online booking open now!

Another marvellous selection of musicians, entertainers, and more. Book at least three qualifying events and receive 15% discount. Why not build a short break in Halesworth or area around an event or two? Come and enjoy!

Logs Logs LogsFamily Firm delivering kiln dried logs to Norfolk and Suffolk, including Norwich, Diss and Woodbridge

Logs available in tipper loads and bulk bags for wood burning stoves, open fires and pizza ovens. In addition supplying firewood in bulk bags to Essex, Cambridgeshire, London and beyond.

Poachers CottagePoacher's Cottage, Halesworth - Charming self-catering accommodation for three (plus cot) with beach hut option

A welcoming and charming one-bedroomed cottage, with space for a cot. Additional single sofa-bed. Highchair available. This cosy cottage is in a Conservation Area in a street of other interesting period cottages, yet countryside walks start opposite the front door. Stroll to the Market Place and the pedestrianised Thoroughfare. Just ten miles to the coast at Southwold where you have the option of renting a beach hut which is in the same ownership.