Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages in the heart of Suffolk

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Reasons to love Woodfarm Barns

We welcome up to three Dogs in each Barn or Cottage
Each Dog Friendly garden is fully enclosed, as is our two-acre Dog Meadow
7 of our 8 Barns & Cottages have Private Hot Tubs
Hundreds of five-star reviews on TripAdvisor, Facebook and Google
As featured in The Times, Dog Friendly Magazine and on ITV & BBC

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Woodfarm Barns Dog Friendly Holidays…

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

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We also have two floating Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages!

We created Woodfarm Barns with you in mind. We then did it again on the water, with two amazing Dutch Barges! Modern comforts with quirky charm, all within easy reach of so many fabulous and interesting places such as the stunning heritage coast and so many beautiful Suffolk villages.

As with our Suffolk Holiday Barns & Cottages, our Barges are Dog-Friendly, and we have Visit England Gold Awards for them too. Ten properties in all, and ten Gold Awards!

Both our Barges offer a truly unique stay, and have featured in ‘The Times’, as well as on ITV & the BBC! They’re both moored, so think of them as floating holiday cottages with amazing views!

Just click on the images 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.

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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.

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WOW!

How about this then? It might look like a tapestry, but it's 60,000 tiny, individually glued beads, lovingly created for us by regular guest Sue!

Yes, 60,000! How amazing is that?!?!?!

Great to see Sue and Ben, and of course Bella as always. Not content with just putting two months work into this piece of art for us, they may have also brought me beer and a dairy free advent calendar. Am I that predictable? 😳🤣🤷

I love the way they were packaged as Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh!

We really do have the best guests ever!
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WOW! 

How about this then? It might look like a tapestry, but its 60,000 tiny, individually glued beads, lovingly created for us by regular guest Sue!

Yes, 60,000! How amazing is that?!?!?!

Great to see Sue and Ben, and of course Bella as always. Not content with just putting two months work into this piece of art for us, they may have also brought me beer and a dairy free advent calendar. Am I that predictable? 😳🤣🤷

I love the way they were packaged as Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh!

We really do have the best guests ever!

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Wow! Well done by Sue - that’s fabulous but beer? For someone who doesn’t drink much? 🤪🤪🤪xx

What an amazing piece! Well done Sue 👏 👏 Well that's upped the game on gifts 🤣 x

What an amazing piece of work, it must have taken hours towork out before starting .well done Sue

The bead work is beautiful. Well done Sue. As for the rest....you're just spoilt. Xx

You are very welcome. We have had a fabulous time. Thank you. Now to start planning for next year xx

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Boosted! 😊

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Me next this afternoon

Tomorrow

Excellent news.

👍🏻 I’ve had mine too - Allan has his tomorrow xx

Next Wednesday for me.

Well done. We had ours a couple of weeks ago along with Flu jab. One in each arm. X

Welcome to the club

We both had Pfizer 2 weeks ago - couldn’t move my arm for 2 days afterwards but hey Ho - needs must!! Not heard of anyone having the Moderna one yet - you’re the first!!

Had my booster on Tues.....was told everyone is having Pfizer one coz they've had better results on tests....

I know spotted dick doesn't count as a booster but....same!

Tuesday Pfizer!

Wait for your Microsoft update next Tuesday, then your 5G signal will be fantastic.

Had mine done this morning ✔

Yay 🥳 All boosted here too - I had Pfizer and Neill had Moderna but not much reaction to either tbh 👍x

I had Moderna booster yesterday, my first 2 were Astra. I was fine with both of those but this has knocked me out, I feel shivery, achy and I’ve had headache all day even with paracetamol every 4 hours 😞. I’m not complaining (well maybe a little) as I’m happy to have had it so I hope you are okay with yours x

Well done. Bit more freedom can’t be bad. Our is Monday 😁

Glad you have joined us.😎😎

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Well waddaya know, The Times have announced the best ten places to live in the UK, and wonderful Woodbridge is one of em! I already knew, I've lived there.

Woodbridge has been voted best place to live in the East.

If only we had somewhere people could stay and get a little taster for this amazing riverside town, steeped in history, with fabulous pubs, coffee shops, and walks.

Wait what? We do? Well isn't that marvellous!?!?! It doesn't get more 'Woodbridge' than a stay aboard Twee Gebroeders, right on the quay by The Tidemill. I really don't want to launch into a full sales pitch, but if you haven't been to Woodbridge, you haven't lived!

Sort it.

Just sayin..
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Well waddaya know, The Times have announced the best ten places to live in the UK, and wonderful Woodbridge is one of em! I already knew, Ive lived there.

Woodbridge has been voted best place to live in the East.

If only we had somewhere people could stay and get a little taster for this amazing riverside town, steeped in history, with fabulous pubs, coffee shops, and walks.

Wait what? We do? Well isnt that marvellous!?!?! It doesnt get more Woodbridge than a stay aboard Twee Gebroeders, right on the quay by The Tidemill. I really dont want to launch into a full sales pitch, but if you havent been to Woodbridge, you havent lived! 

Sort it.

Just sayin..

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We love Woodbridge and staying on Twee Gebroeders 🥰

We love Woodbridge & always visit when we stay at the Barns xx

Fabulous. Great programne this week about Thorpeness too. Suffolk definitely the place to go !

On list for next stay at Woodfarm Barns & Barges. X

Woodbridge is great. We stayed on a lovely little barge there earlier this year. For some reason the owner wasn’t interested in selling it 😂

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This is ridiculous and I've had enough now!

There are lots of individuals and industries that have been able to take advantage of the concept of working from home, and that's great

But this? This is just plain lazy!

#workingfromhome #wfh #sheepdog
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This is ridiculous and Ive had enough now!

There are lots of individuals and industries that have been able to take advantage of the concept of working from home, and thats great

But this? This is just plain lazy!

#workingfromhome #wfh #sheepdog

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I bet he feels a bit sheepish at being caught out!🤪

Me yesterday in training following tutorial on teams.

Are ewe really being serious Carlos? 😁

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Ewe got that move, beautifully. Now onto 'away'

She needs the breakout rooms function to organise those sheep 🤣😂🤣

Karl, there’ll never be another ewe. Should I be grateful?

Just a thought? 😂😂🤔xx

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Everyone, meet Ollie. Ollie, meet everyone...

If you're one of the many who spends time reading what we write, you'll know that as well as posting lovely pictures and daft stuff on here, we invest a lot of time and effort in telling you as much as we possibly can about all the things that make Suffolk great.
�You'll also know how transparent we are about how we run the business. Lots of people with websites can’t be bothered to add content, but it’s one thing we’ve done relentlessly. Two reasons; one is that Mr. Google likes relevant, high quality information, so it's good for our rankings.

But the more important reason is that we know that when people like you take a well earned break, they want one or two ideas on things to do, places to go etc.�
I've written hundreds of thousand words over the years, which is one teeny part of why we are so busy, but during the last year, we stepped it up a gear and added someone to Team Woodfarm to help me with this, just so we can keep on giving you extra.

Allow me to introduce you to Ollie. He’s an experienced writer, who happens to live in, and love, Suffolk.

We tasked him with helping us add lots of invaluable info to our websites. The plan was to overload you with ideas, to make sure there's plenty for everyone. And over the last year Ollie has really got into his stride, giving you tons to go on!

We know that there is way more info on the sites than you could ever need, but we don't know what is going to appeal to each individual guest. So we try and cover everything!

Maybe if you just tend to follow us on here, but you’d like to tap in to lots of the content that we put on our websites, then you should go and have a little look around?

And the really cunning part of our plan? (there's that transparency again)... You'll have to keep coming back to do the things you missed! Genius hey? Of course, you don’t even have to come and stay here. But you might!

Ollie has written so much content for you, so do take ten minutes over a cuppa and have a good look through our Blog pages.

Click HERE for the Barns Blogs... woodfarmbarns.com/blog/

Click HERE for the Barges Blogs... woodfarmbarges.com/blog/

Lots of his work has my name on it, but that's how he logs in sometimes. There's lots to see from both of us though.�� For some specifics that may be of interest to you, why not take a look at what he says on;�
Ten of the Best places to Wine & Dine in Suffolk�
Five of the Best hiddens gems you should know about

Top five places for Afternoon Tea in Suffolk
�Five of the Best Dog Walks in Suffolk

We know you'll only need a fraction of this info, but we hope that if we tell you about as much as we can, then there will be something extra in there for you to see and do, to make your memories even more special. ��I hope you enjoy reading Ollie's Blogs as much as I do.�
We look forward to seeing lots of you in the year ahead.

Stay safe x
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Everyone, meet Ollie. Ollie, meet everyone...

If youre one of the many who spends time reading what we write, youll know that as well as posting lovely pictures and daft stuff on here, we invest a lot of time and effort in telling you as much as we possibly can about all the things that make Suffolk great.
�Youll also know how transparent we are about how we run the business. Lots of people with websites can’t be bothered to add content, but it’s one thing we’ve done relentlessly. Two reasons; one is that Mr. Google likes relevant, high quality information, so its good for our rankings. 

But the more important reason is that we know that when people like you take a well earned break, they want one or two ideas on things to do, places to go etc.�
Ive written hundreds of thousand words over the years, which is one teeny part of why we are so busy, but during the last year, we stepped it up a gear and added someone to Team Woodfarm to help me with this, just so we can keep on giving you extra.

Allow me to introduce you to Ollie. He’s an experienced writer, who happens to live in, and love, Suffolk.

We tasked him with helping us add lots of invaluable info to our websites. The plan was to overload you with ideas, to make sure theres plenty for everyone. And over the last year Ollie has really got into his stride, giving you tons to go on!

We know that there is way more info on the sites than you could ever need, but we dont know what is going to appeal to each individual guest. So we try and cover everything!

Maybe if you just tend to follow us on here, but you’d like to tap in to lots of the content that we put on our websites, then you should go and have a little look around?

And the really cunning part of our plan? (theres that transparency again)... Youll have to keep coming back to do the things you missed! Genius hey? Of course, you don’t even have to come and stay here. But you might!

Ollie has written so much content for you, so do take ten minutes over a cuppa and have a good look through our Blog pages. 

Click HERE for the Barns Blogs... https://woodfarmbarns.com/blog/

Click HERE for the Barges Blogs... https://woodfarmbarges.com/blog/

Lots of his work has my name on it, but thats how he logs in sometimes. Theres lots to see from both of us though.�� For some specifics that may be of interest to you, why not take a look at what he says on;�
Ten of the Best places to Wine & Dine in Suffolk�
Five of the Best hiddens gems you should know about

Top five places for Afternoon Tea in Suffolk
�Five of the Best Dog Walks in Suffolk

We know youll only need a fraction of this info, but we hope that if we tell you about as much as we can, then there will be something extra in there for you to see and do, to make your memories even more special. ��I hope you enjoy reading Ollies Blogs as much as I do.�
We look forward to seeing lots of you in the year ahead.

Stay safe x

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Good work Ollie x

😮😮😮😮I didn't realise you had Spidey writing for you.... No wonder you are so successful!! 😉😀xx

Morning Ollie

Hello Ollie 👋

Thanks and well done Carl and Ollie 🎄🍷🎁

Well hello Ollie (theres a song in there somewhere 🎶😉)

Why haven't I met Ollie.. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Hello Ollie 🙋🏼‍♀️

Thank you for all the kind comments, guys! Do feel free to send a message if you have any ideas/think we’ve missed something - just don’t tell the boss 😂 From your friendly neighbourhood blog writer!

Uuuuuum ..... hello Ollie! 😘

Hello Ollie hope your not as crazy as your mum !!!

Fit

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764

Anyone know what that number signifies?

It’s the sum of 448, 193, and 123, that’s what it is.

We’ve been blessed with guests giving us Five Star reviews for many years now, and this is what we’ve got on Tripadvisor, Facebook and Google

I was extremely nervous when we first listed on Tripadvisor, as there was so much adverse publicity for it back in the day. It was synonymous with competitors slating businesses to make them look bad, and with dodgy owners giving themselves amazing reviews when they were bad! So it simply wasn’t trusted. Many moons ago they introduced safeguards to prevent either of these bad practices happening, so we listed!

Every single time I open a review, I do it with bated breath, as I never take anything for granted. We aim to please everybody all of the time, in the full knowledge that you can’t do that, but if we can please most of the people most of the time, then we’re doing something right. Humans are the funniest people, so we can but try to get it right for most of them.

Anyhoos, we now have 448 reviews on Tripadvisor, 193 on Facebook, and 123 on Google and we seem to be doing what we do quite well. I always used to say “Don’t take our word for it”, and I guess that still holds true. I could tell you that Woodfarm is the best place ever on planet earth, but I could be making it up.

I’m so pleased and proud to have created something from nothing with my amazing team. That something is now responsible for accommodating thousands of guests a year, bringing in £1.8m annually to the Suffolk economy, as well as having over 750 Five Star reviews on trusted platforms, and Visit England Gold Awards for all ten properties.

I’d like to publicly thank my teachers who thought I was just a gob on a stick, all the banks who turned me down, and the various government departments who tried to stand in my way at every stage. You just made me more determined, so thanks x

And of course, thank you to the 764 wonderful people so far who have taken the time and trouble to let planet earth know about Woodfarm x
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764

Anyone know what that number signifies?

It’s the sum of 448, 193, and 123, that’s what it is.

We’ve been blessed with guests giving us Five Star reviews for many years now, and this is what we’ve got on Tripadvisor, Facebook and Google 

I was extremely nervous when we first listed on Tripadvisor, as there was so much adverse publicity for it back in the day. It was synonymous with competitors slating businesses to make them look bad, and with dodgy owners giving themselves amazing reviews when they were bad! So it simply wasn’t trusted. Many moons ago they introduced safeguards to prevent either of these bad practices happening, so we listed!

Every single time I open a review, I do it with bated breath, as I never take anything for granted. We aim to please everybody all of the time, in the full knowledge that you can’t do that, but if we can please most of the people most of the time, then we’re doing something right. Humans are the funniest people, so we can but try to get it right for most of them. 

Anyhoos, we now have 448 reviews on Tripadvisor, 193 on Facebook, and 123 on Google and we seem to be doing what we do quite well. I always used to say “Don’t take our word for it”, and I guess that still holds true. I could tell you that Woodfarm is the best place ever on planet earth, but I could be making it up.

I’m so pleased and proud to have created something from nothing with my amazing team. That something is now responsible for accommodating thousands of guests a year, bringing in £1.8m annually to the Suffolk economy, as well as having over 750 Five Star reviews on trusted platforms, and Visit England Gold Awards for all ten properties.

I’d like to publicly thank my teachers who thought I was just a gob on a stick, all the banks who turned me down, and the various government departments who tried to stand in my way at every stage. You just made me more determined, so thanks x

And of course, thank you to the 764 wonderful people so far who have taken the time and trouble to let planet earth know about Woodfarm x

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Congratulations. You should feel well bloody pleased with yourself 👏

All very well deserved! Keep doing what you’re doing x

Fantastic. A lot of hard work over the years by the sounds of it by you and your team. Well done 🏆x

Fantastic! Well deserved and good on you for proving them all wrong! My mum always said "You won't do that Sue." I proved her wrong every time and I feel she made me the fighter I am today. Thank you mum 🙏

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

All your hard work has certainly paid off. Your holiday barns are really special for all aged couples and especially for their dog/s, who are accommodated to perfection. Keep up the good works. Things can only get better. X 5*

Well done you and your team

Congratulations 🎉 your Barns and Barges are the best for both dogs and their hoomans we can’t wait to return Well done 👏

Congratulations and well deserved 👏

Congratulations Carl and team xx

Well done and much deserved 🌟

Well done Carl and Woodfarm team, all the hard work is paying off🥂

Well done and well deserved x

That is fantastic Carl, well done, I always believed you could achieve, whatever obstacles came your way. I’m very proud to call you my son. 👍💕💕 xx

Well done to you all. Five stars all the time 👍🏻

Well deserved . I will try and be 765 when I get home. We had a lovely time as usual a couple of weeks ago. Just haven't got round to doing a review. X

I use Tripadvisor but with caution. I know some BnB owners whose fledgling business was damaged by Tripadvisor’s dictatorial treatment. Fortunately they survived but it made me realise what power Tripadvisor has and they were unjust. I feel for owners who put their heart and soul into a business and are dependent on good reviews.

See you next week

What goes around comes around! Fabulous very happy for you and your team - congratulations

Well deserved😎😎

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I love mushrooms! And I especially love wild, foraged, Suffolk mushrooms!

Hannah from Team Woodfarm brought a massive box in that her hubby had foraged. There was some serious omelette and curry action going on amongst the team I can tell ya!

And no, before any bright spark pipes up, there weren't any magic ones! 😳

#shrooms #mushrooms #suffolk #Foraging #wildmushrooms
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I love mushrooms! And I especially love wild, foraged, Suffolk mushrooms!

Hannah from Team Woodfarm brought a massive box in that her hubby had foraged. There was some serious omelette and curry action going on amongst the team I can tell ya! 

And no, before any bright spark pipes up, there werent any magic ones! 😳

#shrooms  #mushrooms #suffolk #Foraging #wildmushrooms

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Takes me back to my childhood... Out at 4.30am over the fields... picking mushrooms for breakfast... Nothing like the taste of really fresh mushrooms!! ❤️ Oh and BTW... I see no one has yet made the comment about you being a real fun guy!! 😁🤔🙄😂😂xx

Goodness! What an amazing haul 🍄🍄🍄x

Glad you all enjoyed them. Not my favourite things.

When I was a child my uncle used to get up early every morning for a walk and always came back with lots of foraged mushrooms for breakfast😋 I would never dare do it - too scared of picking poisonous ones by mistake!🤢🤮xx

Not mushroom left on the picture for anything else Such a fungi to be around😉

Any ideas for a good way of identifying wild mushrooms.

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Even the mud looks amazing in the sunshine!

Don't shoot me but I was over the border in Essex. Still easy to get to from the Barns and Barges though

Sunny Brightlingsea 😊
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Even the mud looks amazing in the sunshine!

Dont shoot me but I was over the border in Essex. Still easy to get to from the Barns and Barges though

Sunny Brightlingsea 😊

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You're welcome across the border to Essex anytime. We won't shoot you 😉

I stayed in Essex recently... Thaxted... What an amazingly beautiful place! xx

Hope you had your passport!

What? They let you in? Won’t be going there again! 😂

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Ok, its a niche one, but if you know, you know 🤣

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It must have been a bad dream, or perhaps they'd had too much to drink and were a bit Legolas? They Aragorn-a feel tired in the morning...

They’re running rings around you Carl 🤪

You need to get out more Carlos

I believe you yourself to be slightly niche sir so fair enough tbh... 😏

🤦‍♀️

You need help, My Precious!! 😂😂 And a good morning to you too C. Scott. xx

Nope, lost me.

Very droll. It takes all sorts. X

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Throwback Thursday to Summer 2019, when we were attending Dog Shows to spread the Woodfarm word. Can't think why we've not been doing it for a couple of years?!

Here's my Daughter Lauren chatting to some prospective guests (their identities blurred for privacy), a photo on the stand showing off her beaming smile (much better than mine!), and then a little Dog chewing one of our baskets, whom Lauren fell in love with and struggled to let go!

We've met so many wonderful guests over the years, who have become friends. We really hope 2022 will see us back out there meeting you all again x

#dogfriendly #dogfriendlyholidays #staycation #suffolk
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Throwback Thursday to Summer 2019, when we were attending Dog Shows to spread the Woodfarm word. Cant think why weve not been doing it for a couple of years?!

Heres my Daughter Lauren chatting to some prospective guests (their identities blurred for privacy), a photo on the stand showing off her beaming smile (much better than mine!), and then a little Dog chewing one of our baskets, whom Lauren fell in love with and struggled to let go!

Weve met so many wonderful guests over the years, who have become friends. We really hope 2022 will see us back out there meeting you all again x

#dogfriendly #dogfriendlyholidays  #staycation #suffolk

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I remember seeing you when you came to Paws in the Park at Detling 🤗 Fingers crossed for 2022 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

First met you at Paws in the Park at Kent show ground in 2017. Booked our stay the same evening and the rest, as they say, is history……😍!!

Between you both, you are doing a great job. Advertising and word of mouth go a long way. Keep up the good work. X

Lauren always has a beaming smile 😃😃 xx

I spoke to you at Paws in the Park at Detling a few years ago. I asked if you thought we could have a good holiday with you without a car. You said no then Karl. What would your answer be now? Since then I have contented myself with following you on Facebook and taking other nice countryside breaks with my daughter and the dog. We just go walking, watch the wildlife and enjoy each others company. Maybe not such a strange holiday choice these days!

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Here are a few questions we are frequently asked.

Can I bring my dogs?

We welcome up to three dogs in each cottage. We are known for this and have won awards for it, as well as gaining some great press.

Can I read any reviews?

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