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Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages in Suffolk

We welcome dogs and have loads of great hot tubs, five-star reviews and awards

Scroll down to find out more about Woodfarm Barns, or click the button below to check prices and availability instantly.
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Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages in Suffolk

We welcome dogs and have loads of great hot tubs, five-star reviews and awards

Scroll down to find out more about Woodfarm Barns, or click the button below to check prices and availability instantly.
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
Spread the cost of a well-earned Woodfarm Break
interest free instalments
Visit England Rose Award
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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.

Stay. Relax. Share. Repeat.

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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What’s included with your Woodfarm stay?

It’s the little extras that make your holiday special.

We pride ourselves in making our guests smile, and we’ve built a reputation on this. Here are just a few extras we give you.

Everything from a delicious locally-sourced breakfast basket, luxury handsoaps, smart TVs, Egyptian cotton bedding, fluffy towels, healthy dog treats and much, much more.

Breakfast baskets include veggie, vegan and gluten-free options.

Find out more…


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Hundreds of Five Star Trip Advisor, Facebook and Google Reviews

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Oh yeah! 100 wins in a row!

You'll have to see yesterday's post for this to make sense!

Today will be a day of celebration, with bunting, lemonade and cake! Children shall sing and dance around the maypole. Jesters will rejoice, and even the villagers in the stocks will smile as they are pelted with rotten vegetalia.

Or something like that

#Wordle #nailedit
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Oh yeah! 100 wins in a row!  Youll have to see yesterdays post for this to make sense!  Today will be a day of celebration, with bunting, lemonade and cake! Children shall sing and dance around the maypole. Jesters will rejoice, and even the villagers in the stocks will smile as they are pelted with rotten vegetalia.  Or something like that  #Wordle  #nailedit

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Wot no ticker tape parade?🥳

That 98% must rattle you though 🤣

What's the prize?? 🤣🏆x

HAPPY for you

Congratulations, here's to the next 100. X

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Attention Woodfarm Wordlers...

As you can see I have been playing Wordle for 179 days, with a win rate of 98%. Today marks my 99th win in a row. I can't tell you how nervous I am about tomorrow! Will I get to 100 wins in a row!?!?!?!

Tune in tomorrow to find out!

Btw, the last one to beat me was KHAKI 🤬
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Attention Woodfarm Wordlers...  As you can see I have been playing Wordle for 179 days, with a win rate of 98%. Today marks my 99th win in a row. I cant tell you how nervous I am about tomorrow! Will I get to 100 wins in a row!?!?!?!  Tune in tomorrow to find out!  Btw, the last one to beat me was KHAKI 🤬

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I’m working my way back up😢🤣🤣

My start to the day. Have you tried the Nerdle, Quordle, Quardle and the Octordle? Some would say I have too much time on my hands. 😁

Hope you haven’t jinxed it!!

Khaki was a killer. I haven't lost yet but have got to 6 tries a few times and it's nerve-wracking

I've just checked and I've got 298 correct Wordles in a row..... The next two days will be interesting Wordle 526 3/6

04:57????😳

Good luck for tomorrow 🤞

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entered and shared!

🎅🏼🎁🎄 I’ve written my letter to Santa, and been good all year! 😉🤞x

Merry Christmas

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Entered loved liked shared amazing prize thanks for the chance Lauren Smith - musk Billie Whitmore

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Liked and Entered.

Great prize

Love to win this

Thank you shared on Facebook

Entered and shared and fingers crossed

Entered and shared this fantastic prize opportunity.

Brilliant xx

Amazing place… entered and shared ❤️❤️

Entered and shared. Fingers crossed!!

Entered and shared , good luck everyone x

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liked, shared and entered 😀

Liked and shared. Good luck all.

Wow how lovely amazing prize on offer 😀😀

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Entered. Good luck to all in 2023

Fingers crossed!!

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Ok, I’m gonna go off on one again about adverts.

Here in the Wonderful World of Woodfarm we always try to ensure that we get the right blend of accuracy and realism when seeking to entice guests.

We have to do our best to lure people to try us out, but we want to be factual about what we have. I guess this does make me a critic when listening to adverts, because it starts to wander into the realms of what I do for a living, even though I despise adverts.

Picture the scene. It’s early o’clock, it’s dark, I'm awake, and I need caffeine. I’m in my kitchen preparing my morning fix in my beloved Bialetti and I say “Alexa, play Times Radio”.

The first thing that I hear is an advert for Bicester Village.

I will say right now that I have been to Bicester Village many times. I like it. My friend Sarah doesn’t live far away and she first took me many years ago. I like going to Molton Brown, The White Company, Ralph Lauren and many others. It’s good. It’s not an unpleasant shopping experience there. It’s a good people watch too, seeing coach loads of tourists carrying 25 Gucci, Prada and Jimmy Choo bags in each hand, and three in their mouth!

I often pause for a coffee or a bite to eat there. There are some adequate places to do this. But the advert this morning told me that whilst there I could, and I quote…

“Delight in World Class restaurants”

I honestly couldn’t stop laughing. I mean proper giggling to myself as I ground my coffee beans and prepared my morning roast. I giggled throughout the brewing process and back up the stairs with my coffee with thoughts of sharing the experience with you.

You see, all I could picture was the last time I was there, enjoying a panini in Pret A Manger. I don’t recall being “delighted” by it. It was ok. It was a roasted pepper thing and to be honest, if I remember correctly it was a little soggy, but it had the right amount of carbs and crunchy bread to satisfy me and spur me onwards to Bang & Olufsen to listen to their insane sounding (and priced) Hifi systems.

I do not remember thinking that whilst Pret A Manger has a French name, it was anywhere near haute cuisine, let alone anywhere near approaching “World Class”.

I have tried a number of the eateries at Bicester, including ‘The Farmshop’. Again, it’s perfectly pleasant, but if you’ve never been there, I’m pretty sure the name will tell you all you need to know, as well as giving you a clue as to whether or not it features in the New York Times restaurant lists. Their own website very accurately describes themselves thus; "The menu focuses on rustic British food, from old-fashioned classics to hearty farmhouse fare". That's bang on. That's what it is. But with all due respect to them, I wouldn't pin them as "World Class". That's a big claim!

Simply Noodles is another one I’ve had. That wasn’t actually very good. Sloppy wet noodles would be a better name in my opinion. Just my opinion remember.

There’s a pasta place, which again is ok, but to be honest I’ve had quite a bit of pasta in a place called Italy. I’d say I’ve had better pasta in Italy than in Oxfordshire.

Just to fact check myself I Googled 'Best restaurants in the world'. There's a list of apparently the best 50. Bicester doesn't even get a mention. Nor does any Pret 🤷. England actually only features twice in the list, once at 35 and again at 49. Both in London and neither of them were farmshops.

So. Are you still reading? Do you know anyone who works for the Bicester Village management team, or their doubtlessly overpaid ad agency? If so, please pass on my thoughts. It’s only my opinion, but I wonder whether they winced at the line “Delight in World Class restaurants” when they came up with it?

Disclaimer: Please don’t don’t sue me if you are Bicester Management or the agency, I’m just questioning whether the phrase is accurate. Loving your work x
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Ok, I’m gonna go off on one again about adverts.  Here in the Wonderful World of Woodfarm we always try to ensure that we get the right blend of accuracy and realism when seeking to entice guests.  We have to do our best to lure people to try us out, but we want to be factual about what we have. I guess this does make me a critic when listening to adverts, because it starts to wander into the realms of what I do for a living, even though I despise adverts.  Picture the scene. It’s early o’clock, it’s dark, Im awake, and I need caffeine. I’m in my kitchen preparing my morning fix in my beloved Bialetti and I say “Alexa, play Times Radio”.  The first thing that I hear is an advert for Bicester Village.  I will say right now that I have been to Bicester Village many times. I like it. My friend Sarah doesn’t live far away and she first took me many years ago. I like going to Molton Brown, The White Company, Ralph Lauren and many others. It’s good. It’s not an unpleasant shopping experience there. It’s a good people watch too, seeing coach loads of tourists carrying 25 Gucci, Prada and Jimmy Choo bags in each hand, and three in their mouth!  I often pause for a coffee or a bite to eat there. There are some adequate places to do this. But the advert this morning told me that whilst there I could, and I quote…  “Delight in World Class restaurants”  I honestly couldn’t stop laughing. I mean proper giggling to myself as I ground my coffee beans and prepared my morning roast. I giggled throughout the brewing process and back up the stairs with my coffee with thoughts of sharing the experience with you.  You see, all I could picture was the last time I was there, enjoying a panini in Pret A Manger. I don’t recall being “delighted” by it. It was ok. It was a roasted pepper thing and to be honest, if I remember correctly it was a little soggy, but it had the right amount of carbs and crunchy bread to satisfy me and spur me onwards to Bang & Olufsen to listen to their insane sounding (and priced) Hifi systems.  I do not remember thinking that whilst Pret A Manger has a French name, it was anywhere near haute cuisine, let alone anywhere near approaching “World Class”.  I have tried a number of the eateries at Bicester, including ‘The Farmshop’. Again, it’s perfectly pleasant, but if you’ve never been there, I’m pretty sure the name will tell you all you need to know, as well as giving you a clue as to whether or not it features in the New York Times restaurant lists. Their own website very accurately describes themselves thus; The menu focuses on rustic British food, from old-fashioned classics to hearty farmhouse fare. Thats bang on. Thats what it is. But with all due respect to them, I wouldnt pin them as World Class. Thats a big claim!  Simply Noodles is another one I’ve had. That wasn’t actually very good. Sloppy wet noodles would be a better name in my opinion. Just my opinion remember.  There’s a pasta place, which again is ok, but to be honest I’ve had quite a bit of pasta in a place called Italy. I’d say I’ve had better pasta in Italy than in Oxfordshire.  Just to fact check myself I Googled Best restaurants in the world. Theres a list of apparently the best 50. Bicester doesnt even get a mention. Nor does any Pret 🤷. England actually only features twice in the list, once at 35 and again at 49. Both in London and neither of them were farmshops.  So. Are you still reading? Do you know anyone who works for the Bicester Village management team, or their doubtlessly overpaid ad agency? If so, please pass on my thoughts. It’s only my opinion, but I wonder whether they winced at the line “Delight in World Class restaurants” when they came up with it?  Disclaimer: Please don’t don’t sue me if you are Bicester Management or the agency, I’m just questioning whether the phrase is accurate. Loving your work x

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I truly thought it was a village near where new friends lived and asked them to book me in a B&B when coming to stay…

Good job we didn't hear that ad, we spend half our time on the way there disputing how to pronounce the name of said "village" 🤣

Well that's made me smile this morning 🤣 I salute you sir 😊

When did you last go, there are some nice restaurants there now ?

Never been as can't afford it🥲 x

What a pretensious article. As are a lot.

Well you should read what our people say about Boston (Lincolnshire Uk). Just don’t visit based on what they say.

Have to agree, the food offer is high street standard and if Carluccios is no longer there it has lost the best option.

Always felt there is literally nowhere to eat at Bicester, so for you to name as many places as you have I've obviously missed all these world class establishments 😂😂

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Haha loving the comments on our Youtube video for our FREE BREAK COMPETITION!

Here's a few of them. Love the fact that the last one doesn't have a dog but is off to The Dogs Trust 🤣

Here's the link if you wanna enter and haven't done yet.....

woodfarmbarns.com/win-a-free-break-in-our-no-nonsense-crackin-christmas-competition/
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Haha loving the comments on our Youtube video for our FREE BREAK COMPETITION!  Heres a few of them. Love the fact that the last one doesnt have a dog but is off to The Dogs Trust 🤣  Heres the link if you wanna enter and havent done yet.....  https://woodfarmbarns.com/win-a-free-break-in-our-no-nonsense-crackin-christmas-competition/

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Shared, liked, loved. Form filled in, question answered and fingers and paws crossed.

Entered, I would love a break, please…

Shared, loved and liked. Fingers crossed 😁 x

Shared with this message - To my lovely friends who see this. If you win, just remember where you heard about it & TAKE ME WITH YOU 😘

All done, staying hopeful.

Never mind the free break, the outtakes make the video a classic! “Cheap polyester” 😂😂😂

I haven't got a dog, (hope that doesn't exclude me?) but would love a free break at your fabulous barns.

No such thing as too much Christmas Cheer. Cheers!

Paws and fingers crossed - shared and entered - excited xxx

all done

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Have you entered our No Nonsense, ain't gonna cost you a penny, FREE BREAK, Crackin' Christmas Competition yet?

Watch our high budget, very classy video on Youtube and get yourself in there! One of you will WIN a FREE BREAK!

I'll tell you the link to enter on the video, plus in the description under it, and it's on our latest blog post on the Woodfarm Barns website

GOOD LUCK x

(If you watch with children, please advise them that I am not the real Santa, and ask them not to pester me for presents!)

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Thank you, Carl, for your generosity and for your humour x

Entered. Fingers crossed 🤞

🎅🏼 Won’t pester Santa for presents! 🎁 Promise! 😆 The holiday is more than enough! 🐾🐾🤗 Happy Christmas to you Carl! 🎅🏼🎄🎁

Liked and shared. your Barnes look lovely, fingers crossed I’ll find out for myself soon

Fingers crossed

Estelle, here you go, awesome

Entered and shared 🤞🤞

All done. Perfect for your 2 and 4 legged family Lucy Allen-Smith 🐾

Are you sure you've advertised the right website in the video? Listened to you go on about woodfarm bhajis for over two minutes but takeaway menu is nowhere to be seen

All done x

Done x

Entered and shared 😊

Oh oh oh yes I have - and thank you

Entered. Fingers crossed.x

🤞 Haven’t visited yet this year and snuggled up in front of the wood burner would be fantastic right now

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WOW! Check out our latest Five Star Tripadvisor review from Erica....

This is literally one of the best reviews I have read, and this line sums up absolutely everything I have EVER set out to do since starting to set up Woodfarm some 14 years ago.....

"There's something lovely about Woodfarm Barns. It's as though someone has popped into my head and extracted my thoughts on what a perfectly peaceful and luxurious stay might look like and they've packaged it all up!"

Thank you so much Erica ☺️ x
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WOW! Check out our latest Five Star Tripadvisor review from Erica....  This is literally one of the best reviews I have read, and this line sums up absolutely everything I have EVER set out to do since starting to set up Woodfarm some 14 years ago.....  Theres something lovely about Woodfarm Barns. Its as though someone has popped into my head and extracted my thoughts on what a perfectly peaceful and luxurious stay might look like and theyve packaged it all up!  Thank you so much Erica ☺️ x

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Fabulous x

I agree!

Brilliant Carl well done 👍💕💕

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But why would you want a dinosaur?

Too much coffee again Carl. X

That's great, awesome, excellent, superb x

Words fail me🤦🏼‍♀️

Did you steal it or are you just taking his word for it?

And gobsmacked 🤣 x

Seriously? genuinely? Honestly? Definitely? Absolutely!!

I’m lost for words. I also don’t have a thesaurus……

Sounds like your flabber was truly gasted

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Black Friday…

I greatly dislike the hype around this ridiculous marketing bandwagon, and have just read that ‘Which?’ have found that 99.5% of Black Friday 'deals' last year were cheaper or the same price at other times of the year! 99.5%!

‘Which?’ have published their findings, and some of the “worst deals” were from;

John Lewis
Richer Sounds
Currys
Amazon
AO

Over the years I’ve spent thousands of pounds with every one of these ‘trusted’ brands, which I find irksome to say the least. In the interest of balance, I’ve never done it in a Black Friday deal, I just buy the things I need for the Barns and Barges when I need them.

Let me tell you what gimmick the Wonderful World of Woodfarm is going to employ to jump on the gravy train of Black Friday…

Nothing.

What we WILL DO is to carry on doing what we do every other day of the year.

We will continue to provide comfy and cosy holiday accommodation to the very best of our ability. We will continue to offer the best service we can to ensure that our guests have the ultimate experience we can give them. We will continue to go the extra mile to provide all the little touches that we are known for, that have given us well in excess of 800 Five Star Reviews on Tripadvisor, Google and Facebook, as well as Visit England Gold Awards for ALL TEN of our properties, and their coveted ROSE Award in 2022.

Yup, that’s what we’re gonna do.

As far as ‘deals’ are concerned, we’ve already told you that months ago we lowered our prices to make things easier for our guests in a tighter economic climate, even though our costs have gone through the roof. We didn’t shout about it though, we just did it. We did tell you some time afterwards, when we thought it appropriate. Without any flashes and whizz-bangs.

So. For Black Friday, we will continue to do what we do every other day, and hope that works for you.
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Black Friday…  I greatly dislike the hype around this ridiculous marketing bandwagon, and have just read that ‘Which?’ have found that 99.5% of Black Friday deals last year were cheaper or the same price at other times of the year! 99.5%!  ‘Which?’ have published their findings, and some of the “worst deals” were from;  John Lewis
Richer Sounds
Currys
Amazon
AO  Over the years I’ve spent thousands of pounds with every one of these ‘trusted’ brands, which I find irksome to say the least. In the interest of balance, I’ve never done it in a Black Friday deal, I just buy the things I need for the Barns and Barges when I need them.  Let me tell you what gimmick the Wonderful World of Woodfarm is going to employ to jump on the gravy train of Black Friday…  Nothing.  What we WILL DO is to carry on doing what we do every other day of the year.  We will continue to provide comfy and cosy holiday accommodation to the very best of our ability. We will continue to offer the best service we can to ensure that our guests have the ultimate experience we can give them. We will continue to go the extra mile to provide all the little touches that we are known for, that have given us well in excess of 800 Five Star Reviews on Tripadvisor, Google and Facebook, as well as Visit England Gold Awards for ALL TEN of our properties, and their coveted ROSE Award in 2022.  Yup, that’s what we’re gonna do.  As far as ‘deals’ are concerned, we’ve already told you that months ago we lowered our prices to make things easier for our guests in a tighter economic climate, even though our costs have gone through the roof. We didn’t shout about it though, we just did it. We did tell you some time afterwards, when we thought it appropriate. Without any flashes and whizz-bangs.  So. For Black Friday, we will continue to do what we do every other day, and hope that works for you.

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I hate the hype around Black Friday, while we totally miss out the nice part, which is Thanksgiving!

Never look at black Friday deals xx

Well said and well done Carl. Xx who needs Black Friday. There are too many black days already. X

Black Friday is awful. Is just makes people spend money they cant afford on stuff they dont need 🤔

Exactly, just another marketing scam, like Halloween, it never used to be so commercial! And people fall for it!

Quite right!

Brilliant, keep up the great work 💥 🔥

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A couple of questions we are often 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?

You can read thousands on our websites from previous guests and we have hundreds of Five Star reviews on Tripadvisor, Facebook and Google.

Suffolk Holiday Cottages

At Woodfarm Barns we like to provide our guests with an authentic Suffolk experience, which is why we’ve spent time creating the perfect Suffolk holiday cottages for rent. Furnished with all of the oak beams, fireplaces, and thatched roofs you could possibly ask for, it’s no stretch to say that our Suffolk Holiday Cottages provide everything you could possibly require when booking a romantic countryside retreat. Of course, we’ve also packed in plenty of modern touches like hot tubs and entertainment facilities to ensure that your home away from home has everything you need when away on holiday. Making sure that all of the family get to enjoy our Suffolk Holiday Cottages, we’ve made them dog-friendly, with room for up to three four-legged guests per Cottage.

Ideally positioned, our Cottages to rent in Suffolk are only a short drive away from all of the restaurants, pubs, walks, and everything else that makes Suffolk worth visiting for a holiday. To discover all of the latest attractions and places to explore in Suffolk, be sure to keep an eye on our blog where we regularly provide updates on all of the things you can look forward to when spending time at Woodfarm Barns.

Keen to set ourselves apart from the crowd, we provide the following additions to our guests who stay at our Suffolk Holiday Cottages:

  • A private hot tub to indulge in at the end of each day spent exploring the Suffolk countryside. Be sure to take a look at all of our facts and figures about holiday cottages with hot tubs in Suffolk to find out more.
  • King sized beds that provide the ultimate in rest and relaxation
  • A modern wet room equipped with a rainfall shower
  • Lounges with open fires for anyone joining us in the colder months (or who simply enjoys to complete the classic cottage aesthetic the whole year round!)
  • A large fully enclosed garden for guests to return to following their days out exploring
  • A complete breakfast basket to tuck into during their first morning stay
  • A smart television and free wifi to ensure that guests are able to remain fully connect during their stay, and any necessary entertainment is never far away
  • High quality bedding and towels that allow guests to pack light before heading out to Suffolk

In addition to these standard offerings, we also provide a range of optional extras to our guests which include:

  • Luxury deli hampers to brighten an even greater dining experience when staying in our barns and cottages
  • Champagne and Suffolk chocolate hampers to make it even easier to mark a special occasion in Suffolk
  • Beauty treatments for a fully luxurious stay

To book one of our Suffolk holiday cottages, simply take a look at our calendar for current availability. Alternatively, if you have any further questions or would like to find more, feel free to get in touch with our team over the phone or by email.