10 things we love about the Waveney Valley

1. Our local market towns

The Waveney Valley is home to a number of charming market towns, each with its own unique character. From the quaint streets of Beccles to the historic gems of Bungay, there's a market town to suit everyone. And with their historic buildings, independent shops, and delicious food, they're the perfect place to spend the afternoon wandering.

2. Countryside cycling

The Waveney Valley is a cyclist's paradise, with miles of scenic routes to explore. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or just getting started, there's a ride to suit you. Enjoy the cycle-friendly flat landscape that both Suffolk and Norfolk offer. Whether you’re heading to Southwold or exploring the Norfolk Broads with all that stunning scenery all around you, you'll forget you're even exercising! If you’re feeling especially brave you’re welcome to take our Pashley tandem for a spin down the lane.

3. Farm fresh food

The Waveney Valley is a foodie's heaven, with a wealth of farm fresh produce to enjoy. From the freshest fruit and vegetables to the most delicious meat and dairy, you're sure to find something to your taste. And with the many farm shops and restaurants in the area, you can enjoy delicious local food all year round.

4. The Suffolk heritage coast

    The Suffolk heritage coast is a beautiful stretch of coastline, with stunning beaches, dramatic cliffs, and historic villages. It's the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely stroll, a spot of birdwatching, or a little paddle in the sea.

    5. Cold-water swimming

    If you're looking for a challenge, why not try cold-water swimming? The Miller’s Shed is just a stone's-throw from the beautiful river Waveney, perfect for a bracing dip. We can give you the insider tips for the best places where the locals like a peaceful swim. Just be sure to wrap up warm afterwards, and nip back for a rest in front of the log burner!

    6. Nature

    The Waveney Valley is a nature lover's paradise, with a wealth of wildlife to see and enjoy. From the stunning birdlife to the muntjac deer, you're sure to spot something special. Wake to the dawn chorus, and if that’s not enough, take a trip to one of the many nature reserves and parks in the area.

    7. Grand country houses and gardens

    The Waveney Valley is home to a number of grand country houses and gardens, perfect for a day out. From the stately homes of Ickworth and Blickling Hall to the beautiful gardens of Easton Lodge and Helmingham Hall, there's something to suit everyone's taste.

    8. Craft breweries and vineyards

    The Waveney Valley is also home to a number of craft breweries and vineyards, perfect for a leisurely afternoon. Sample some of the local produce, take a tour, and bring plenty back to enjoy under the stars on the terrace.

    9. Exploring the Norfolk broads

    The Norfolk broads are a network of rivers and lakes, perfect for a boat trip or a spot of fishing. With their stunning scenery and abundance of wildlife, they're the perfect place to relax and unwind.

    10. Our extra special secrets

    We have a few extra special secrets that we're happy to share with our guests. We have a few hidden gems up our sleeves; maybe an afternoon experiencing bee-keeping with the experts resident on the farm? Or a riverside sauna? We aim to make sure you have a truly memorable stay.

    So what are you waiting for? Book your stay at The Miller's Shed today and experience the Waveney Valley for yourself!