With everyone leading busy busy lives it’s hard enough to find the time to sit down and have some time to yourself, let alone when the ‘C’ word rears it’s head! Yes, you read that right – Christmas.

Restaurants are already getting booked up for Christmas meals so why not look at planning something a little different? Enjoy a more relaxed approach to your festive celebrations with a Christmas before Christmas in an exquisite self-catering country lodge at Stoke by Nayland.

You’ve no doubt already got works Christmas parties and get-togethers booked in throughout December so why not take the pressure off and share an early Christmas gathering with loved ones, freeing you up to make the most of late December.

Treat your family to the best that Suffolk can offer by staying in an SbN lodge. There’s no need to worry about not being festive – each lodge has its very own tree. And the beautiful interiors, state-of-the-art appliances and  underfloor heating make it all very luxurious and cosy!

The lodges are self-catering so you can all chip in and cook a tasty meal together. Ideal for those with small children or delicate appetites, you can make the most of your own meal with family and friends.

Cooking a big Christmas meal isn’t for everyone; imagine your very own chef taking the time and care needed to craft that perfect family meal. Stoke by Nayland Hotel have chefs available who will come and serve up the perfect sumptuous spread in the comfort and privacy of your own lodge so you can spend  more time enjoying your friends and family.

Soak up the beautiful countryside views from the warmth of the inside of the lodge thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. Brave the cold for a beautiful walk through Constable Country and taste the best food in the county either
in your own homely lodge or in the elegant SbN Lakes Restaurant which boasts two AA Rosettes.

Afternoon Tea is an SbN speciality, and for good reason! If you fancy something a tad lighter accompanied by a hot cup of tea you can relax by the applewood fire in the lounge bar after exploring the surrounding sights. Just a stone’s throw away is Colchester Castle, which is great fun for all the family as well as a long stretch of the Suffolk coast line – a breath of fresh air after a heavy Christmas lunch is always well deserved.

If you fancy something a little different, why not rent out a BBQ? Or, if you’re feeling too lazy to rustle something up, SbN country lodges offer a takeaway service that will bring ultra scrummy food right to your door.

A stay in the luxurious lodges allows you complimentary access to the poolside facilities plus discounts off any Spa Day packages or golf green fee rates. And Lodge prices start from just an amazing £47 pppn! (Based on a 4 bedroom lodge 2 night stay for 8 guests). Those who like to be active can also enjoy an on site golf lesson, squash, pool and fishing.

For those looking to make the most of a stunning Suffolk escape why not pay a visit to the SbN Hotel for winter golf, a relax in the spa or a delicious meal in the Lakes Restaurant, Lounge Bar or Clubhouse.

Guests can immerse themselves in the charming history that surrounds these
hand-built, eco-friendly lodges. If you fancy spending an early Christmas in pure luxury, Stoke by Nayland Country Lodges will offer you just that. Spend time with your close ones in the comfort of Stoke by Nayland and leave feeling stress-free and utterly indulged.

To book your winter getaway call Louise on 01206 265835 or 262836 and visit