Crafty getaway: 10 of the best creative boltholes in the UK

From boutique hotels showcasing local art to historic and artists’ houses offering creative workshops, here are artistic breaks in beautiful surroundings

This creatively inspired cottage has been thoughtfully furnished with hand-crafted objects that suffuse the Shaker-like interiors with warmth and meaning. In the living room, you’ll find naturally dyed velvet cushions made by Kirsten Hecktermann, whose studio is in nearby Saxmundham. The kitchen and four-poster bed have been crafted by furniture maker Sebastian Cox, and there’s a growing collection of Made in Cley ceramics on the curated open shelves. Local leather studio Doe Leather has designed the soft-as-butter key fobs, and the local illustrator and ceramicist Polly Fern has been commissioned to design a stack of in-house stationery for gloating guests to send home. From £512 per week (sleeps 3)

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