If there's such a thing as a perfect country escape, Church Farmhouse in an unspoilt area of Suffolk, would certainly make the grade. Imagine a 17th Century retreat, next to a thatched church, with rare breed cattle grazing amid abundant birdsong. Idyllically set in three acres of grounds and orchard, it features three bedrooms overlooking the gardens and countryside beyond. Friendly and welcoming, host Sara is on hand to whip up delicious meals from her Aga-warm kitchen or advise you on nearby pubs and restaurants. Furthermore, being a 10-minute drive to the beautiful and popular coastal town of Southwold and RSPB reserve at Minsmere, you'll find it's not short on local attractions either.