Sleek design is coupled with period charm at the Lavenham Great House in rural Suffolk. This 5-star hotel and restaurant provides stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi and a complimentary decanter of sherry. Each room boasts chic furnishings alongside traditional features such as exposed beams. Some rooms feature four-poster beds, and all come with a minibar, espresso machine and plasma TV. Since 2011, the restaurant has been included in the Sunday Times’ Top 100 Restaurants. It serves a variety of dishes from Scottish salmon sushi to grilled Suffolk venison. This area of Suffolk offers many picturesque cycling routes through the rolling countryside, dotted with typical “Suffolk pink” cottages. Lavenham is famous for its church and its Tudor heritage. Less than 30 minutes’ drive from Bury St Edmunds and an hour’s drive from Cambridge, Lavenham provides a peaceful stay in the heart of the Suffolk countryside.