Run Cottage Touring Park
Winter specials: reduction of prices Monday to Thursday inclusive from 1st November to 31st March (excluding Christmas and bank holidays).
Run Cottage Touring Park is an award winning Adult only campsite. In fact, it was a regional winner in the Top 100 Sites Guide 2014/2015/2016/2017 published by Practical Caravan, Practical Motorhome and Caravan Sitefinder, voted the best campsite in Eastern England, and it has featured in this guide since 2012. To find out why, read on.
On the beautiful Suffolk coast, Run Cottage Touring Park has been owned by locals Andy and Michelle for more than a decade. It is the perfect place if you want peace and tranquillity from your getaway. There are a wide variety of historic sites to visit in the surrounding area, along with market towns, nature walks, the coastline and bird watching locations.
One of the best campsites in Suffolk, Run Cottage Touring Park is open all year round and welcomes tents, caravans and motorhomes. There are just 45 pitches in this five-acre site, meaning every pitch gives guests ample privacy and a real chance to get away from it all. Plus, 10/16-amp electric hook-ups are offered, alongside new toilet and washroom facilities, meaning all your holiday needs are served.
These high standards mean that not only has this campsite featured in the Top 100 Sites Guide, it has been granted an AA 4-star award and has been accredited by the Premier Park group and by Alan Rogers' listings, too. We also have a 4 star for Tourist board.
Tent pitches at Run Cottage are by the side of a pond which makes for a beautiful setting, although for safety, the park does not recommend these pitches for visitors with young families. Those pitching tents are requested not to put plastic sheeting beneath the tents as it damages the grass. The site welcomes guests to enjoy a barbecue, but requests that they are raised off the ground – camp fires are not permitted.
We have 2 glamping pods just for adults (for 2 people) with all linen included.
The campsite welcomes dogs and has a two-acre field adjoining the park where they may be exercised off the lead. Dog-friendly attractions nearby include walking the beautiful gardens of Helmingham Hall, the RSPB Snape Reserve, and the park and gardens of Ickworth House.
For those on two legs, there are historic sites close to this caravan park that are well worth a visit. The most famous of these is Sutton Hoo, a buried Anglo-Saxon ship containing many historic relics of one of the earliest English kings. There is also the 12th century Orford Castle – built to defend against coastal invasions, it is home to a unique, 21-sided tower. In addition, Framlingham Castle has a 13-metre high curtain wall connecting 12 hollow towers which makes for a scenic historical walk.
There are a few historic market towns near to the park. With over 1400 years of history, the town of Woodbridge's antiquity is reflected in its range of architecture. You can go boating on the river Deben and take scenic walks along its banks. The town of Aldeburgh is the centre of arts and culture in Suffolk and is home to an annual arts festival. Classical music enthusiasts should check out the Snape Proms at Snape Maltings, and those with a penchant for fine art will enjoy tracing the birthplace of John Constable.
Guests of Run Cottage Touring Park have regularly commended the campsite on its exceptional standard of cleanliness both around the park and in its wash facilities. The tranquillity of the location is another thing that guests have been hugely impressed by. This park is highly recommended by those seeking a quiet getaway with their family, partner and/or dog. One of the best campsites in Suffolk, why not discover why others rate it so highly?
We now have 2 Luxury Glamping Pod, fully insulated even for the Autum and Winter evenings.
We also have tourist information area and dog exercising field.
DirectionsWe are located, in Suffolk, East-Anglia, in the pretty village of Hollesley, 20 minutes south-east of Woodbridge. You can find us on the map below. Turn Right off the A12 (Ipswich-Saxmundham) at Melton onto A1152 (sp Bawdsey, Orford) within 1.5 miles turn right at roundabout onto B1083 (sp Bawdsey, Hollesley) within 0.75 miles fork left (sp Hollesley 5 Miles) (not straight on) you arrive into Hollesley on Duck corner Cross Roads.
- Sutton Hoo Ancient Burial Ground,
- Woodbridge Market Town
- Orford Castle
- Framlingham Castle
- Suffolk Punch TRUST (Hollesley)
- bird watching
Based on 4 review(s)
Essex 18 Nov 2013
We found this site last year and frankly once through the entrance you could be anywhere in the UK or Northern France. The site is immaculately maintained the shower/Toilet blocks extremely clean. and it is such a peaceful setting. and the dog loves it there too.
Michele and Andy who own the site, are more than hospitable, very friendly helpful people. We have been back there every month this year from April as it is quick and easy to get to with restricted time off from work. A site that has a beautiful setting, great people running it, and extremely high standards!!
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 18 Jul 2013
We had never been to Suffolk before and saw the good reviews about Run Cottage so decided to have a week there. Michelle and Andy were most welcoming. The site is ideal for a peaceful stay. The toilet block is adequate but can get busy at peak times. Level grass or some hardstandings. Although our motorhome has onboard fresh and waste water tanks there was nowhere to empty the waste water but this didnt spoil our stay. After a week there, we went home for a few days and then returned for another 4 days as the weather was so good. Would definitely recommend it as a very good site for couples and families. Out and about there is plenty to do and see with lots of local walks.
nottinghamshire 14 Jun 2011
It was Bank Holiday weekend and we decided to visit family some 180 miles away in Felixstowe and take the caravan away and make a long weekend of it. We plumped for a 25 acre site called Run Cottage in a village called Hollesley outside Woodbridge.It has space for 20 caravans both grass and hardstanding and space for tents. Even though we have 2 children aged 3 and 11 years we don't like large sites with play areas. It stated it accepted well behaved children, so we hoped ours fell into that category!
We arrived on the Saturday afternoon and were greeted by Michelle the friendly owner, she asked if our children were small as she was going to put us near the pond.We said one was , but that would be fine. It turned out to be a wonderful spot.We had plenty of room for the caravan,awning and car.We pitched up with the hedge behind the caravan and under a mature tree,and we had plenty of space in front of us as they only have one line of caravans, not like some sites that try and fit as many caravans in as they can.We were soon pitched up and went off to explore.They have 2 lovely ponds with lily pads and one even had a Gator sign! ( I think this was for the not so well behaved children!).Walk into another field and there are a few tents and some chickens in a run that you can take a peek at and look for eggs.The site has a building containing men's and ladies washroom,each having 2 showers,2 toilets and sinks.The toilets were always clean and showers had plenty of hot water, but it would had been nice to have a shelve to place toiletries.At the end of this building is a room that has a fridge/sink/and information about the local area.The site was very well maintained and clean with separate bins for recycling.The best thing about the site was that it was really peaceful even though there were children staying on the site, and we could even hear the cuckoo when eating our breakfast.You can stay extra on the day of departing for an extra £5 if there is space.We took advantage of this to visit Sutton Hoo an Anglo-Saxon burial ground just 10 minutes from the site.
There is plenty to do in this area with Rendlesham Forest close by, which is great for bike riding or walking and they have great play areas for the children.Woodbridge is also close by for parks,local shops and a swimming pool.In Hollesley village itself there is a pub, post office and local shop.
We had a wonderful stay and will certaintly will be back!
Its open all year
Pitch prices;£16 with car and awning and £2.50 for extra person,under 3 are free.
No groundsheets allowed.
Lancs 17 Aug 2008
This is a small family run site of the highest quality.
Around 20 pitches set in a small grassy area 6 are hard standing and all caravan pitches have EHU.
A small modern toilet and shower block serves both caravanners and campers and is kept very clean, however there are no dishwashing or laundry facilities available.
The site has a large pond as its focul point and a number of tent pitches are set around this , there is a large dog walk and dogs are warmly welcomed by the friendly park owners.
The site is within walking distance of Hollesley village and there you can find the village shop and Post Office and The Shepard and dog pub which serves fine food and drink.
Woodbridge is the nearest town about 7 miles and is a very pleasent place a number of shops and pubs in the town along with a few tea shops make for a pleasent day out.
The area is a walkers paradise with a number of paths accessible from the site, slightly further afield is Rendlesham forest, scene of a well documented UFO encounter in 1980 and has numerous trails to follow cycle hire is also available.
This site is ideal for couples or families , caravans ,tents or motorhomes and makes a wonderful base for exploring the surrounding Suffolk countryside.
Run Cottage Touring Park, Woodbridge, Suffolk.