If you’re looking for a UK nature retreat that’s close to the beach, has spectacular weather and is surrounded by unspoilt scenery, then Toad Hall Lodges might just be your dream getaway. Here are our top four reasons why this is one of the best places to go on your next UK nature retreat.
Location, location, location
If you want to get away from it all and immerse yourself in nature, then Toad Hall Lodges is the perfect place for you. Located in the heart of East Suffolk in the charming town of Beccles, Toad Hall Lodges provides the perfect place for you to explore the stunning countryside and unspoilt scenery.
Although we are situated in a remote and peaceful area, there is still lots to see and do. Whether you’re visiting us on your own, with a partner or with a big group of friends, there is an abundance of activities and adventures.
Located only a few miles from us is Dunwich forest. Not only does Dunwich Forest boast some of the most beautiful walking trails in Suffolk, it’s also part of the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This means that you can enjoy the forest’s natural beauty and take advantage of its rich history at the same time.
Hen reedbeds nature reserve
Located just a short walk away at the bottom of our road, there lies the Hen reedbeds nature reserve, a peaceful and wonderful wetland habitat home to various species of birds and other wetland animals such as otters and water voles. Set upon 55 hectares of unspoilt reedbed, this quiet and charming place is a must if you’re planning a visit with us. So what are you waiting for? Take out those binoculars and head on over.
If you’re searching for a quintessentially English coastal town, then Southwold is the place for you. A seaside town with a thriving market town atmosphere and sandy beach, Southwold is the perfect destination for young and old, families and couples.
Southwold also offers some great entertainment options for families looking for fun activities during their stay. For example, there are several amusement arcades where children can play games while adults relax at nearby pubs or cafes.
When it comes to shopping, Southwold offers plenty of options for all types of shoppers: There are numerous boutiques selling clothing and accessories, as well as antique shops filled with treasures from days gone by.
Southwold is a top spot for those wanting to take a paddle in the sea and a stroll along the prom. The town is home to two beaches; Southwold Pier Beach to the north and Southwold Denes Beach to the south – offering both a traditional seaside and a wild beach experience.
Officially recognised as an environmentally-friendly beach, Southwold is perfect for those who want to enjoy all that Suffolk has to offer in terms of natural beauty and wildlife.
And guess what? At Toad Hall Lodges, we’re just a stones throw away!
Southwold flower company
Just around the corner from us is the Southwold flower company. This is a great place to come and just relax for a couple of hours, switch off your phone, be mindful and pick some beautiful flowers. If you want to get even more involved, they even offer flower arranging workshops.
Some have said that this tranquil village is one of the prettiest on the Suffolk Coast, and it’s hard to argue. Situated approximately 22 miles south of Toad Hall Lodges, Orford offers a range of delights; from the famous castle, it’s picturesque cottages and family-friendly pubs, it’s an ideal place to explore.
Our UK Nature Retreat offers 5-star accommodation
After exploring the suffolk countryside all day it’s important to rest your head and recharge your batteries so you can do it all over again. At Toad Hall Lodges we have 5 luxury lodges that are all hand-built to provide you with the ultimate comfort.
All our lodges are equipped with comfortable memory foam mattresses, pillows and feather-fillers duvets so you can sleep easy at night knowing you’ll wake up refreshed and energised, just in time for sunrise. Here is a list of our lodges:
Find out more information about our lodges.
We’re lucky enough to be located in Suffolk, East Anglia, which according to the Met Office is one of the driest and sunniest places in the UK. In fact, did you know that Suffolk experiences 50% less rainfall annually than the UK average and 335 hours more sunshine than the UK average?
Also, as Suffolk is the furthest easy you can go in the UK we get to see the sun before anyone else. This is one of the best reasons why Toad Hall Lodges is the perfect UK nature retreat.
Toad Hall Lodges is situated within the unspoilt Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so you’re surrounded by a landscape that’s as beautiful as it is wild. And if you love to get back to nature, this is definitely the place for you! We’re within easy reach from all the area’s best forest walks, nature reserves, and cycle trails.
We’re also close to some of the area’s best sand and shingle beaches—you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another world when you visit them! There are also markets towns nearby, and even ancient villages that have been around for centuries. All of it surrounded by vast, open skies that seem to stretch on forever under the wide-open skies of Suffolk.
So what are you waiting for? Why not book a stay at Toad Hall Lodges and enjoy your UK nature retreat in comfort.