We do not really get to go away together, just the two of us. We have so many responsibilities that it’s quite impossible to get away most of the time; dogs, cat, kids, football, work! The list goes on. But sometimes the worlds align and we escape to the country. Literally. We spent a beautiful weekend in Suffolk, courtesy of Suffolk Cottage Holidays, to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary.

Flint Cottage

The cottage we stayed in, Flint Cottage, is a beautifully renovated cottage. It was just to our taste and so cosy. It was so pretty that I took hundreds of photos and now I have to choose which ones I want to feature! Flint Cottage is in a row of old cottages believed to have been built to house the workers from the wool trade many, many centuries ago.

You can check out my IGTV tour of the cottage, it shows you a little of Debenham and our fun day at Thorpeness too. We love Suffolk.


Debenham is a beautiful village, it’s the perfect size for us. It had a Co-Op that sold everything, pubs, bistro’s and lots of wonderful properties to gawp at. Some of them looked magnificent. We walked around the village a couple of times, taking in all of the views and getting our bearings. It is definitely a village we would visit again. It was only a short drive to the coast too, which is fab as we love the coast – so that is what we did.

Suffolk coast

We drove to Thorpeness, parked up and walked the coastal path to Auldburgh. It was a great walking distance and we could have easily done this with the kiddies – one to remember for next time. It was nice to have the sea breeze behind us and the smell of the salty Chips floating around our noses.

When we got back to Thorpeness, we had a cream tea and then hired a rowing boat for an hour. It is fair to say I am useless at rowing, but Hubby was great- he looked like a pro. I guess that’s because he has been rowing at the gym for years, so he’s used to it. The properties around the lake were amazing, completely dreamy houses and gardens. If you like to people watch then it was a perfect spot, I watched families in their garden and people mowing the lawns.

We had such a relaxing break and it was nice to have time together. We actually managed to finish a sentence without being interrupted. We went out for a meal on the Saturday evening, we drove 10 minutes out of Debenham to a local pub and had a lovely meal. The pubs in Debenham didn’t serve food, unfortunately, the Angel has recently been taken over so hopefully it will open again soon and serve delicious food once again.

What is your favourite place in Suffolk? Where do you escape to for a romantic break? Do you get to have a romantic break? It’s amazing how quality time together can make a big difference when you have a family to provide for. I seriously cannot remember what we did with our weekends before the kids!

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Last Update: Sunday, 22nd September 2019