Accessible Attractions on the Suffolk Coast

These awesome accessible attractions coupled with our elegant accessible accommodation make Suffolk the ideal choice for a luxury stay – your way.

Here at Mollett’s Farm, we are allies and champions for disability rights and access. We firmly believe tourism and travel should be accessible to everybody and we want to share our beautiful slice of Suffolk heaven with as many guests (and new friends) as possible.

In our latest blog post, we want to highlight an element of our business that we’re extremely proud of – our accessible stable studios. These luxurious holiday apartments were built with you in mind; fully focussed on the little things which make life easier.

We understand how difficult it can sometimes be to choose a holiday property not knowing whether it will be suitable for the needs of you and your loved ones. That’s why we decided to do things differently. Our Stables Studios are not adapted properties in the traditional sense – they were purposely designed in conjunction with Motionspot UK specialists in beautiful accessible design.

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We love animals so all of our luxurious studios and cottages are pet-friendly too, so you can bring your furry friends with you when you stay with us.

Our stunning farm is in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, just off the A12. It’s only an hour and a half off the M25 and just thirty minutes from Ipswich, Suffolk’s biggest market town. We are a short drive from the popular coastal town of Aldeburgh and the picturesque town of Framlingham (now more famous than ever thanks to Ed Sheeran’s chart-topper Castle on the Hill) is less than five minutes from our accessible accommodation.

But, what accessible attractions are there to visit nearby in Suffolk?

We’re confident that it’s quite easy to spend your whole stay with us relaxing and enjoying our beautiful accommodation and grounds but there is plenty of fun to be had in the surrounding area too – whatever your abilities.

RSPB Minsmere

Overhead view of Minsmere RSPB

We love RSBP Minsmere and it’s right on our doorstep. This incredible reserve is a true haven for wildlife and a regular on BBC’s Spring and Autumnwatch programmes.

The visitor centre is totally accessible and there is no piped music. A carer or essential companion is admitted free with a disabled visitor. Mobility scooters and manual wheelchairs are available to borrow, just ring ahead to check availability. One thing to be aware of is that they only welcome guide dogs into the reserve.

Southwold Pier

Sunny Southwold Pier

Traditional seaside fun 623 feet into the North Sea off the Suffolk coast!

Southwold makes for a beautiful accessible day out on the Suffolk coast, but one of the jewels in its crown has to be its award-winning pier! There’s plenty of parking nearby to the Pier, no steps, wide doors and the General Manager has a Level 1 Sign Language Certification. The pier itself has several restaurants, an amusement arcade and shops to keep you entertained all day, along with a variety of events throughout the year.

Dunwich Heath Park

Dunwich Heath

There’s plenty to enjoy at Dunwich Heath. There’s something for everyone from the peace and tranquillity of the beach and heath walks to its secret past linked to smugglers, pirates and two world wars. That could be why’s the park has made it into the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain! All this is less than 30 mins from our luxury accommodation. All dogs are welcome in the park and are even welcome into the cosy cafe for a drink and some fuss if they’d like!

Sutton Hoo

Inside Sutton Hoo visitors centre

Sutton Hoo has undergone a massive £4 million refurbishment programme. The visitor centre and Tranmer House are packed full of state-of-the-art installations and exhibitions with excellent reconstructions that bring the site to life. Much of the building has level access and automatic doors.

MPV’s are available upon request, although they cannot be taken onto the Royal Burial Grounds for conservation reasons and the terrain there can be rough and uneven. There are benches to sit and rest throughout the site and handrails at the viewing platforms.

The staff are helpful they’ll do their best to help if you need assistance finding a seat at the cafe; have dietary requirements; if you want to visit a quieter area or anything similar.

Friday Street Cafe and Farm Shop

Entrance to the friday street farm shop

This popular farm shop is one minute away from lovely granary cottages and stable studios. It’s easy to access if you have a pushchair, scooter or wheelchair with you, and the staff are kind, patient and professional. Pop in for one of their delicious Sunday roasts if you don’t fancy cooking, or pick up some quality Suffolk specialities to whip up your dream cuisine in one of our fully equipped kitchens with lowered sinks and surfaces.

This is just a small number of the brilliant attractions near Mollett’s Farm that we believe should be firmly on your list of places to visit in Suffolk when you stay with us. Many of our guests are return visitors who have found everything they need for a successful Suffolk staycation.

If you’re looking for somewhere special to eat and drink while you’re staying with us, we’d be happy to give you our recommendations, and you’ll find plenty of local information in our handy welcome packs if you’d like to choose yourself.

Get in touch with us your way – by phone, email or on social media for a chat about any requirements you have and let us make your stay in Suffolk memorable for all the right reasons.

We’re fundraising to fit a public access defibrillator (PAD) at Mollett’s Farm, which is in the ideal location so close to one of Suffolk’s main roads. We’re so close to reaching our target! If you like what you’re reading, or if you’re booking a stay with us please consider a donation or share this post to raise awareness and help us potentially save someone’s life.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of our blog for more amazing activities to enjoy in Suffolk.