Escape to Tranquility: A Stay at Fritton Lake in Suffolk

Escape to Tranquility: A Stay at Fritton Lake in Suffolk

By Rachel Ducker

Fritton Lake, situated in the picturesque Suffolk countryside, offers a serene escape for those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. As a members club, it extends its hospitality to non-members during stays, granting access to its clubhouse and a range of amenities that promise a leisurely experience.

Our recent stay at one of their on-site holiday cottages, Buxton, proved to be a more than a relaxing break away in the countryside.


From the moment we arrived, it was evident that Fritton Lake excels in providing a seamless blend of comfort and rustic charm.

Buxton cottage, our home away from home, boasted all the amenities one could desire for a relaxing stay. The spacious interiors were tastefully furnished, ensuring that every moment spent indoors was as rejuvenating as the outdoor adventures that awaited us.

The ground floor consists of the kitchen, dining room and living room. The first floor has three good-sized bedrooms, which are two double bedrooms and one for the kids which includes a bunk bed, along with the family bathroom.

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For those seeking an extra touch of luxury, Fritton Lake offers the option of staying in their charming clubhouse rooms or indulging in the rustic elegance of their log cabins. These accommodations provide the perfect sanctuary for those looking to immerse themselves fully in the beauty of the Suffolk countryside.

Out and about

During our visit, we discovered a plethora of recreational offerings at Fritton Lake. The outdoor pool, surrounded by lush greenery, provided a refreshing spot for a swim or a leisurely sunbathe.

Tennis courts, well-maintained and readily available, allowed guests to engage in friendly matches or practice their backhand strokes.

The highlight, perhaps, was the opportunity to swim, fish or paddleboard in the pristine lake waters, a refreshing and invigorating experience that will bring anyone closer to nature.

One of the distinctive features of Fritton Lake is its outdoor sauna, strategically positioned to overlook the tranquil waters. This unique amenity offered a peaceful retreat, allowing guests to unwind and soak in the breathtaking views while indulging in a rejuvenating sauna session.

Evenings were spent cocooned in the warmth of Buxton cottage, where we savoured precious family moments with our two boys. The cosy ambience provided the ideal backdrop for bonding over board games and recounting the day’s adventures.

Keeping busy

Our boys like to be on the go, help is at hand with the two large kids play areas which kept our boys entertained throughout our stay.

Children can travel through the air on a zip wire, climb the castle and jump on the bouncy pillow – there are hours of fun to be had.

For adults, there is also a bio gym open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm.

The brand-new biophilic gym is designed to bring the wellbeing benefits of the great outdoors, inside. Featuring a handcrafted kit made of natural materials you can enjoy a bespoke work-out experience which supports Fritton Lake’s commitment to sustainability.

Food and drink

The clubhouse restaurant showcased a menu brimming with locally sourced ingredients and seasonal specialities, providing a taste of Suffolk’s culinary delights. From hearty breakfasts to gourmet dinners, each dish was expertly prepared and served with a side of warm hospitality.

The clubhouse vibe is relaxed, making it very comfortable to eat out with a young family.

Wild East

At the forefront of the ambitious European rewilding programme, Fritton Lake have given over 1,000 acres of land on the Norfolk/Suffolk border back to nature.

From 2017 their farmland has gradually been restored to self-management, leading to the protection and restoration of carefully managed sustainable wildland that is now home to free-roaming deer, cattle, water buffalo, sheep, ponies and rich bird and plant life. The conservation project is committed not just to the protection and restoration of wildland but in connecting people with nature and to motivate and inspire them to become part of it’s vision.

Fritton Lake encourages guests to join the re-wilding team to learn from and improve our natural ecosystem.

The verdict

In summary, Fritton Lake presents an ideal destination for a peaceful getaway in the Suffolk countryside. With its range of amenities, delicious dining options, and comfortable accommodations, it offers a tranquil retreat that leaves guests feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Whether seeking outdoor adventures or simply craving a moment of relaxation, Fritton Lake delivers an unforgettable experience amidst the beauty of nature.


Address: Fritton Lake, Beccles Rd, Fritton, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9HA
Phone: 01493 484 008
Email: [email protected]

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