Record breaking January, featured in the East Anglian Daily Times


Stylish holiday cottage agency Best of Suffolk ( is celebrating record sales this January, pointing to a good year for tourism across the county. Best of Suffolk has a portfolio of over 340 special places to stay around the county and regularly accommodates over a 1,000 visitors in Suffolk at any one time.

Holiday cottage bookings have reach unprecedented levels and have exceeded the company’s expectations, with the current economic and political landscape, holidaying at home has never been more attractive.

Bookings for the summer months are especially strong and the company has also seen a strong increase in winter bookings, recording a 35% increase in occupancy over the winter months.

Tim Ripman, Head of Operations, says “Not only has forward sales and winter occupancy increased but our portfolio of stylish holiday cottages is expanding at an unprecedented rate. Suffolk is currently regarded as one of the country’s most visited counties and for good reason. The variety of coastline, market towns and rural beauty on offer, make for the perfect break, whether as a family, friends or solo.”

Best of Suffolk celebrated it’s 10th anniversary last summer, which is particularly good news for the local communities in which it operates, be they restaurants, shops or tourist attractions, to the ‘behind the scenes’ service providers such as housekeepers and maintenance businesses.

Alex Tarry, Director said: “2017 is our eleventh year of trading at Best of Suffolk and I’m delighted that we’ve started the year with a continuation of our strong growth. Welcoming so many guests to the county this year will provide a significant stimulus to a multitude of local businesses and support the economy of the county that we all love.”