After a quick browse online my girlfriend and I found an incredible deal at the picturesque Tuddenham Mill in Suffolk. This refurbished traditional watermill is a perfect escape from the craziness of London. From the moment you step into the mill the staff were attentive and friendly, even whilst you are gasping at the wonderful renovation.
The rooms in the mill are spacious, we were fortunate enough to stay in one of the suites that boasted its own freestanding bath in the middle of the room! If you can prize yourself away from the room then it is essential that you indulge in the restaurant at the Mill. Run by head chef Lee Bye the restaurant was voted Suffolk’s best restaurant in the Suffolk Food and Drink awards 2016. The food is fairly pricey, however, well worth it.
The most obvious place to visit in the local area is the university city of Cambridge. In just under a 30-minute drive you can take in the amazing architecture and history of this city. From the moment I stepped into Cambridge I assumed everyone was a genius and I found myself assessing and guessing the intelligence level of each individual I walked past. When in Cambridge it is customary to dabble in a bit of punting and The Pint Shop.
Make sure you allow yourself enough time to properly explore all the backstreets, pubs, shops and bars that Cambridge has to offer. We travelled here in the build up to Christmas, a perfect time of year when the air is crisp and the sun was out. Of course I know we were lucky.
Tuddenham Mill and Cambridge are a match made in heaven for escaping the trials and tribulations of London and getting some fresh air in your lungs.