- Eight romantic Holiday ‘Cottages’ in Suffolk
- The perfect couples break
- Each property has a fully enclosed garden and we welcome up to 3 dogs in each
- Private Hot Tubs with 7 of the properties
- 2 or 3 night weekends from Fridays
- 4 night midweek breaks from Mondays
- 5 night midweek breaks from Sundays
- Full weeks or fortnights from any of those days
- Fully enclosed 2 acre meadow for your dogs
- Hundreds of Five Star TripAdvisor and Facebook reviews
- Seven of the properties have Private Hot Tubs
- Visit England Gold Awards all round
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We have lots of video footage of each cottage
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We also have two awesome Dutch Barges, moored in Suffolk! Both have featured in ‘The Times’ and offer a truly unique stay! They’re static so think of them as floating holiday cottages with views!
Just click to have a look at our other website Woodfarm Barges – Choose between one for couples on the River Deben in Woodbridge, and one for families or friends on the River Alde at Snape Maltings.
Eight Gold-Award winning luxury holiday cottages in Suffolk.
“Created with you in mind. Modern comforts with rural charm, all within easy reach of so many fabulous and interesting places such as the stunning heritage coast and so many beautiful Suffolk villages.
All our Suffolk Holiday Cottages are dog-friendly, with enclosed gardens and we have hundreds of Five Star TripAdvisor, Facebook and Google reviews. We have also earned the Visit England Gold Standard Award for all of our properties.
Book and plan your next holiday or short-break at Woodfarm Barns and make it your home from home”
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Explore every cottage with our Google Virtual Tour
You can start here or click on the menu to choose a Cottage to look around. PLEASE NOTE: Seven of the properties have their own Private Hot Tub for the ultimate Luxury Break. We are currently making some changes. so the tour for Woodfarm House is wrong as we are reducing the capacity, and there isn’t one yet for Meadow View Cottage. Coming December 2020.
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Hundreds of Five Star Trip Advisor, Facebook and Google Reviews
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That'll be Southwold then ... See MoreSee Less
Oh I love Southwold❤❤
Wish I could have a walk along that beautiful beach right now. ❤Southwold❤
Oh god, this makes me really 'home away from home' sick 😞
Love Southwold....our first visit in May 2019.. especially the Brewery shop and pier
I find Southwold a tad expensive and they don't allow dogs on thee beach, give me Dunwich and Sizewell, any time, or Felixstowe can be quite nice as well, sometimes 😀
Miss being able to take my Dad there !😞
Thank you for always being so positive and giving us a psychological ‘heads up’, which is much needed. Think this new LD is quite disheartening, albeit expected; the ‘PM’s’ bike-ride arrangements of recent days are very troubling, as they either indicate a wish to anger, or a incredible display of complete ignorance. Am on the fence, but feel unsettled, so your great pics were soothing! Hope you’re on the mend, must chat one day. 🙏💪🌟
Love southwold, was supposed to be there in a few weeks time now canceled, love out of peak season for coppers run on the sand
Think my chances might be fading of staying in one of your barns and exploring in March all these lovely places you’re tempting me with...😢
Plan to go to the brewery when things get back to normal. Grandkids love the sandy beach!
Southwold was on the TV programme Greatest Motorcycle rides, with Henry Cole. I've never been, but looks lovely
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
Guess and you could WIN a prize that money just can't buy!!!
This arrived and blocked my drive yesterday, but what is it?
I'll send a Woodfarm Mug to the first person to correctly identify what's inside!!!
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
Guess and you could WIN a prize that money just can't buy!!!
This arrived and blocked my drive yesterday, but what is it?
I'll send a Woodfarm Mug to the first person to correctly identify what's inside!!!
EDIT....... 155 guesses but not one had the exact answer. A couple of you came very close with a water feature but the answer is..... a fountain, which is for Woodfarm House. I will send a mug to Nikki Brister who said water feature first though. Well done Nikki and thank you to all of you for joining in the fun 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
A new sattalite dish
Hot tub cleaner
A lawn mower
Art supplies - you’re going for an original !!! X
Chopped wood for the log burners
Woodfarm Mugs for when you take over the world 😉😎🌟
Something very heavy 😂
Water tank for a loft
A giant airfix kit
Fire pit ♨️
Hot tub for dogs. 🐾
Trump posted himself over to you as in hiding.
50 gallons of Adnams Ghost Ship as you do NOT drink much 😂😂😂😂 . Xx
Engine for a barge
“What’s he on about now?” I hear you ask
Well, I’ve decided that a couple of times a week during Lockdown 3.0, I’m going to just share some of my favourite views and bits of Suffolk, and maybe Tuscany
It’s a ‘Lookback’ as although I am an incredibly optimistic and forward facing individual, I’m not very good at taking photos of the future yet
I just want to use it to focus on the good stuff, not all the cruddy rubbish that’s surrounding us, so let’s embrace this together gang! Who’s in?
I guess it’s like Throwback Thursday, but this is more specifically about a handful of my fave places, that you may wish to enjoy whilst you’re here sometime later this year.
I know we'll be flat out again when the vaccine rollout starts kicking in, and we have some exciting things coming up to share with you, but for now I’m going to look forward by looking back.
Still with me? Ok, who loves these pics of Walberswick? (Technically one is of Southwold harbour, but my feet were in Walberswick)
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Taken a couple of weeks ago, early morning x
Love these - Southwold and Walberswick are very special places Charlotte Mathieson Williams.
Lovely idea. Here's a nice photo I took of the fields at the end of our lane x
We love Walberswick especially dog walking on the lovely sandy beach🤗Only discovered it this year but it’s now a firm favourite - great fish & chips in Southwold Harbour too😍
A cheeky squirrel, just because 😉
Love Dunwich and the walk to Sizewell 😀 and a hot chocolate when the cafe is open 😀
Looks great.. another place to have a nose around when we are allowed out to play Great idea .throwback pics... stunning shots Carl Meet Arina.....everyone's favourite tiger at Howletts Wildlife Park
Never been to Walberswick must go, looks lovely, and a visit to Wally’s bridge 😉
My uncle always referred to Walberswick as Wobbleswick! Love Walberswick and Southwold especially the fish pie at Southwold Harbour Inn.
We love Walberswick (& Southwold) ❤️
Love walberswick and southwold used to go there when we were kids and then with my own family - happy memories xx
Walberswick too.. so much to see..
Painting I did last time we stayed. Amazing tree in a nearby field, near the church. 🙂
Love Walberswick and Southwold😎😎
The other day I posted my own photo & emoji version of The Haywain by Constable, and a few of you laid down the gauntlet for me to recreate a few more. So here ya go. See if you can spot the originals from my reproductions?
The Scream by Edvard Munch
The Son of Man by Magritte
The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli
Art is so easy! 🤷
Have a great Sunday and I’m not doing any more, or having an exhibition! 🤣
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Sorry Carl I think its time for you to get those men in white coats to come and collect you before its too late,you'll be safer there, we won't forget you, we'll always remember the..............oh what was it again, ermm hang on I'll think of it, give me a moment 😂😂😂😂😂😂
Love ‘em! 🤪🤪😍
Nope. Can’t tell which is which 🤔🤔. Put them in the next quiz and I’ll study them more in the meantime 😏
Where does your talent end Carl?😉😉😂👏👏
Definitely too much time on your hands, have you thought about taking up knitting 🤔
This was just what I needed to see - tears are rolling down my cheeks! 🤣
So funny!!! The Scream is your masterpiece in my humble opinion 🤣😂
Love ‘em all. Please post your entry for the Turner Prize.
Oh, I’m sorry, but I’m finding this WAY to difficult... 😊
You smashed my challenge! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
The emoji art cheered me up.
Very good....next challenge?????
Well done on accepting and smashing the challenge. Also for once again keeping us smiling 😊
Brilliant, you have obviously missed your calling xx 🤣
Carl, very amusing, keep making us laugh, but in ‘normal’ times I’d say too much time on your hands! ( if it was normal times, you’d be very busy) 😀
Unbeknown to me an artist friend of mine drew a sketch of me asleep on the train coming back from Edinburgh after a busy weekend touring the art galleries and a couple of pre train glasses of red. She later painted it in the style of Edvard Munch's the Scream. Imagine my surprise when I turn up to the preview of the Hatton Summer Exhibition to see myself painted in the style of the scream, she called it The Dream. To make matters worse someone bought the painting and it is now probably sitting on their living room wall. I threatened to get her back as I took a picture of her and another artist friend walking in Paris in the pouring rain wearing plastic macs. I was going to paint them in the style of Alexander Millar's Gadgie paintings. I would call it Parision Haute couture. I would but can I heck lay my hand on the photo.
I often wonder who you take after, but very good, love the scream xx
Photo shoot this week for our two new romantic Holiday Cottages Woodfarm House and Meadow View Cottage
Here's one pic to whet your appetite
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Looks lovely, very inviting
Very nice 😍
That looks amazing 😍
Just what I need right now! It looks lovely.
My appetite is definitely interested x
I'd like to say I'm on my way 🥰😉
Looks amazing on a night like tonight in -1 a glass of red and sitting in there beautiful ...hold on Champagne of course !!!
Ooossshhh looks fab, couldn't have done this for my stay could you😉🤣
Looks so inviting
I so wish I was there right now! Looks so beautiful & idyllic. X
Looks amazing xx
Looks great 👍👍👍 Hopefully in march .....
Looks amazing 🤩 xx
Looking forward to hopefully be there in March 😊
Paul Kaiser 😊
Wow this looks amazing! 😍 xx
Fingers crossed for March! 😃
Steve does Fiona know about you and Barry 😉
Day 'whatever', of lockdown number 'whatever', in the year 'whatever'
Just one week in to 2021 and I've been approached to appear on the TV again. Full disclosure from the start; I'm not doing it.
I had a conversation the other day on this topic, and lo and behold, another one pops up a mere seven days in to the New Year.
Some of you will recall that a couple of years or so ago, I was asked to go on “Four in a Bed” as Channel 4 had discovered our gorgeous Barge ‘Onderneming’ at Snape Maltings, and wanted her in on the action. As I don't have a television I'd never seen the programme, but when I told a few friends about it, I was immediately put off the idea as the consensus was that it is very negative series.
Well, they've contacted me again, bizarrely after I saw a clip of this programme this week.
Here's my rationale for turning it down; people.
‘Onderneming’ is a 120-year-old converted Dutch barge, retaining pretty much all of her original features. We have had guests in the past who simply don't understand that and are expecting a normal cottage, which she isn't. One or two are surprised that one has to access her via a gangplank walkway. Errrm, she’s a boat? On a river?. She offers a very quirky, unique staycation experience, and I felt that if one was to invite people on board who were looking to pick faults then they may take exception to things like having to flick a switch to pump out water whilst they have a shower. Most guests are really excited that she offers such a change from the norm, but I didn’t want to do battle with some B&B owner from Pontefract who’d never seen a boat, trying to score points for her being a bit boaty, let alone going in to the bowels of the engine room in search of dust particles.
I've seen so much negative press about this programme, and others, that I just have no interest. When we aren't forced by a global pandemic to be closed, we are busy. So what is there to gain?
I've turned down 'Changing Rooms', ‘Interior Design Masters’, and a couple of others over the years too, as I just feel there's not much good to come of it.
Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that we've had our fair share of press and media coverage, on the BBC, ITV, LBC, and in The Times, The Mail on Sunday, and a handful of canine and 'style' magazines, but I like to pick and choose, and prefer it to be more credible than reality TV. Sorry if that makes me sound snobbish, but I've worked hard to build this business and I want to make sure we don't cheapen the brand.
If I start getting into these programmes I may as well add 'Kiss me Quick' hats to our range of merchandise!
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Absolutely the right decision! Before the pandemic I used to stay somewhere regularly for work. They took part in Four In A Bed and the negativity and game playing was awful. Did more harm than good. You’ve got a fantastic business and you have full control about how you portray yourself. They would edit the footage to provide the best entertainment which would inevitably not represent reality. Hope you’re doing well! xx
Left is Julia Kiss, I borrowed my friend Teresa Mee’s car and yes I’m Sarah Quick. What are the odds eh?
Awww I’ve always wanted a kiss me quick hat. Pinks not really my colour though. Can you do a blue one 😊
Right decision I think. At the end of the day these programmes thrive on the guests picking faults in each other. Four businesses that actually appreciate each other’s offering wouldn’t be good for ratings. You would have no control on how your business would be represented.
Wise decision. I watched it once and felt participants were spiteful a lot of the time.
Onderneming says “thanks, right decision.” She is a unique beauty. No comparison possible. 🚣♀️
Personally I think you have definitely made the right decision.
This programme is brand damaging so totally the right decision
Totally the right decision. It is a terrible programme made for so-called “good television” which basically means exactly the opposite. The only reason I wouldn’t stay on the barge is I’d be too scared to walk across the gangplank & so would my dog! I’ll stick with your beautiful barns xx
You don’t need cheep tv,your quite capable of doing your own advertising
Totally the right decision. Nothing to gain, everything to lose. Kiss me quick hats with built in face masks & 2 meter pole for social distancing might work 🤣 not sure how you'd post one 🤔🤣
As everyone above has said Carl, you have made the correct decision.
Correct decision Otherwise god knows who will tune in and watch it as he will soon have a lot of time on his ridiculously small tiny hands.....
Definitely the right decision Carl, it's an awful programme xx
Definitely your choice & I am certain you have made the right decision. We all come in different shapes and sizes, have different likes and dislikes. In my opinion what you enjoy as the perfect accommodation may be my idea of hell so why try to compare the incomparable? All I would say is keep up the good work and listen to your clients feedback. Surely that is what is most important. Negativity is so destructive. Rant over 🤣 Happy New Year.
Hmm 🤔 and you’d have to consider who you’d take with you when you visited the other establishments. I don’t know what you’d get for breakfast either. I watched last nights and the fact there was a vegetarian at breakfast threw most of them, eggs and mushrooms were the only offering so I don’t know what you’d get! Seriously though, it’s trash TV and you really don’t need that for Woodfarm Barns or Barges. Good decision ❤️. PS, I prefer purple to pink 🤷♀️
So you’re saying no to the cast of ‘the only way is Essex’ doing a Suffolk version there then? 😂 that 4 in a bed is utter trash and some of the owners are vindictive
Sounds a good decision. We once stayed at a hillside hotel, clearly identified in the description, & some reviews complained about having steps down to the coast 🤦♀️🤷♀️
I've watched this programme and I think you've made the right decision. Have a great day. xx
Totally agree Carl. I watched an episode once out of morbid curiosity..... Never again!!! You don't need such negativity. There's enough of that in the world, thank you very much
Don’t blame you saying no ...saving yourself for ‘First Dates’ I expect!🤭
Totally agree. The format encourages nitpicking to win cash.
I find it hard not to be inspired when one is confronted with a true icon of art history...
Strolling through Flatford the other day I took a photo of Willy Lott's Cottage, made famous in Constable's painting 'The Hay Wain' from 1821.
Fast forward 200 years to 2021 and I have beautifully recreated this famous scene using my photo, emojis, and extreme computer skills. I challenge you to spot the difference from the original; it's uncanny!
I'm already being called 'Suffolk Banksy'. I think I'll try some other great works of art now I've discovered this hidden talent. Any suggestions?
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We used to have that picture in my childhood home. I saw it on a jigsaw and bought it my dad for Christmas 🙂
Excellent good work 🧐👍
That is indeed uncanny, I think you may have the perspective slightly out but other than that, wowzers. Please could we have The Son of Man by Magritte next?
Wow the likeness is uncanny.😂 I think you can call yourself an old master.🤔
I’d say “don’t give up your day job” but Covid beat me to it! Well done Woodfarm Barnsy!” 🤪
Stayed in the cottage on an art weekend. Sure there was a ghost there 👻
The Scream 😱
Absolutely amazing, hard to tell the difference 🤣
Wow, just wow 😂
I challenge you to recreate the Birth of Venus! 🤭
Oh dear 😂 illusions of grandeur, Carl get a grip! You will be spared, these illusions will pass, just keep taking the pills and walking at sunset, you will get over this, trust me I'm a illusionist ....................... vanished 😂😂😂😂
Wow!! Uncanny!! We obvs did the same art/computer course!! 🙌😂
Gosh! Which one is the original?..
Shame it's been rendered.. and river looks much deeper...
Can we use it as a Spot the Difference competition 😂? x
My first ever job 40 years ago was carrying logs for the cottage and washing up in the mill.
A masterpiece! Move over Moany Lisa!
Cool! Have you thought about doing this with other famous paintings? How about ‘when did you last see your father?’ Or ‘the laughing cavalier’?
Our son had a field trip at Flatford & stayed in Willy Lotts cottage as he went to School on East Bergholt where we used to live- he was only 9 & his only comment was that he found a bit of wire in his bowl of cornflakes!!
They both look exactly the same to me xx
I think ypu got the hair spot on 👍
Thank you for the chuckles. 😄
With all the madness going on right now I thought it would be nice to focus on something nice for Throwback Thursday. I came across this old photo just now, taken many years ago by my mate Phil.
This was the daily parade outside my barn door as these guys came in for breakfast.
I had Mama & Papa Duck come to mate, nest, hatch and rear their young every year for 11 years, until 2020 when there was no sign of them. I've no way of knowing where any of these little ducklings is now, but I like to think that as I fed getting on towards a hundred of them over the years, that there's many an offspring out there with happy memories of Woodfarm. Ok, I know that's not the way ducks work, but just humour me!
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These are some of this years that we fed and watered at work. We had three families of 11 this year. The residents where i work love feeding them and watching then grow. Been coming every year since 2008.
Beautiful family 🦆
Bet they were nice and crispy in that sun 🔆 Hope you put up some shelter so they didn't get fried ☺️
A nice, soothing (!) image needed these stressful days.
Hello ducks xx
A pair of ducks used to fly into my friends garden in Oulton Broad and nest under their shed. Mum and dad used to tap on the kitchen door to be fed. When it was time for them to leave my friend had to open the gate and shoo them out as the chicks could not fly out.
Aah - love a duck...!! 😀
I hope they left 5 star reviews.
They are so cute hope they come back this year xx
I remember the ducks parading along The Granary fence line when we stayed once. Lovely to see but drove Molly bonkers 😂😂😂
I'd be quackers to make an adverse comment
I was looking for a 'Throwback Thursday' idea just now to post tomorrow morning. But I've been stopped in my tracks by watching CNN Live.
All I can think is back to the days when I was writing my diary in Lockdown 1.0. last year. I had many many things to say about a certain orange bloke in America. And as the clock ticks to bring an end to his reign I'm reminded of my comments about him having dementia. He did then and he does now. He has caused the events unfolding right now in Washington.
Shocking viewing. I've said recently that the end of the Trump era would get much worse. I've likened it to a film where the baddie escalates his (it's always a bloke) behaviour towards the end, before he froths at the mouth and self-destructs, or gets destructed.
This is the same.
I genuinely feel that before he is forced to leave the West Wing, people will die. And it could even be him, jumping from a window of the Nakatomi Tower. Seriously. He has millions of dumb rednecks blindly following his crazy thoughts and words, and he is heading for destruction.
350,000 Americans have lost their lives to COVID-19 and yet this takes priority? Thousands of them spreading this disease right now and the President does nothing to stop it. I'm sure he's enjoying the spectacle.
A lot of people will die following this super-spreader event. And they don't care. Nor does the leader of their cult.
This is embarrassing, shocking, immoral, sickening and disgusting.
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Shocking, but not shocking. 🙈
Always on the cards it would end with violence. It’s scary how much he is enjoying it
How will it all end? Very sad. ☹️
You've totally echoed my words. He is dangerous and thousands will suffer for his narcissistic egotism. I hope Biden has a bullet proof jacket, cos I wouldn't be surprised if some maniacal Trump supporter tries to assassinate him. 😔
I’m just amazed he hasn’t been taken out, it’s insane.
Watching with open mouths. Feeling for friends and family in the US...
This is really scary stuff. I feel sorry for those who are currently under siege. They are only doing their jobs and really don’t deserve to be caught up in a deranged old codgers fantasy. Maybe he’ll be the first ex-president prosecuted for inciting violence. Let’s hope Nicola sticks to her word and doesn’t let him in to Scotland!
These people don't realize how lucky they are. If this were Russia or China, they would probably be in prison(without trials),or beat on to death. The US is not what it thinks it is. Definitely not the leader of the free world. Just a disgrace!
Completely agree Carl- it’s almost unbelievable until you remember what a maniac the ‘cult’ leader is. He’ll be enjoying this no end 🤬
It’s shocking. 🤦♀️
I think he is more deluded than demented. Also extremely dangerous. ☹
I've also been watching this with a mixture of disbelief and horror.... The. World. Has. Gone. Mad.
I've said all along that the guy is a megolamaniac. I'm sure he believes what he's saying and he definitely thinks he's untouchable. He really frightens me as I think he's capable of anything 😞
I’ve just been watching it, with horror, the man is a complete idiot 😕
This is all on his head. He’s spent weeks winding them all up with his stolen election rhetoric, Ivanka called them American Patriots in a tweet (that she subsequently deleted), he tells them he loves them... i don’t understand how he isn’t locked up, never mind impeached ! Unbelievable 🤬
Totally agree. !!!
Im.god smacked that hes not arrested, covid he ignored, and now organising mask riots
Watching with horror and disbelief......
Beyond belief!! 😡😡😡
So sad and shocking to see the disgrace that these sick people have brought shame upon The Senate and the USA. Very sad day. Trump will never concede to losing the election and it looks like he will have a target on his back from the second he leaves (if he does) The Whitehouse. God bless the good people of America and all those that stand up for democracy
He is what his followers have made him, he believes he is invincible because they tell him he is, he has enough money to just disappear and leave his followers to rot, its brain washing on a massive scale, god help them 😢
Why has he not been arrested?
There are no words to describe Trump's appalling behaviour. He has no conscience, no moral compass and no integrity. He should be in prison.