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- 4 night midweek breaks from Mondays
- 5 night midweek breaks from Sundays
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- Fully enclosed 2 acre meadow for your dogs
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- Seven of the properties have Private Hot Tubs
- Visit England Gold Awards all round
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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!
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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.
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7 days ago
Throwback Thursday.... throwing back nine years to the birth of Woodfarm Barns
Alde Barn then and now
Woodfarm House and The Granary were up and running, but this phase was day after day of living on a building site. I had some great laughs, shed a lot of sweat and tears, as well as a fair bit of blood, but I made it happen
I was running out of money, stressed, tired, and wondering if it was all worth it.
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Really hoping to visit one day
Apologies to anyone who has a booking for Woodfarm House, but me and my new celebrity mate have taken over the lounge a little.
You're still welcome to come. We won't get in the way and you'll hardly know we're there
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Well I thought for a second that it was you standing there. You’re so alike 😀
That bike looks so good there 👌. I keep my bike indoors and stare at it when I'm eating my museli in the mornings daydreaming of adventures past. I'm not joking I actually do 🤱(replace baby with bike)
Haste la vista Carl x
Surely you don't use all that 'stuff ', no wonder you feel the need to write extra chapters to your book every day, just to get out of using all that masochistic, pain inducing, body altering bits and bobs. Carl you are OK as you are and your guests will come back IF you get rid of that torture equipment, showing that in an advert will have an adverse reaction, Arnie or not 🏃💪 x
Hopefully we all will be soon 🙂
Wish you could get Arnie there!!
No modelling shoots today?
I would say get out more, but we can’t I was hoping for my letter inviting me for my vaccine but this came instead
Oh god, made me laugh!!!!!
I don’t want to reopen
Odd statement to make you might think? Let me finish... I don’t want to reopen, until the country is ready
I really fear that he’ll do it too early. Again
Is it just me or is everything that he does as plain as day? As clear as looking through a pane of glass? As predictable as the lottery numbers five minutes after they’ve been drawn?
Next Monday, the 22nd, our half-witted leader will reveal to us a ‘road map’. Actually half-wit is being generous, but I don’t think there’s such a thing as a ‘quarter-wit’. I’m sure there’ll be a new snazzy slogan to go with the funky name, as we need this to believe that he is very clever. He couldn’t just refer to it as a ‘plan’? Of course we will know every detail of this road map well before Monday, as they purposefully leak snippets to us, in order to build up the anticipation and our love of this great man. We shall rejoice in his name and throw parties in the street to honour him. Oh hold on, I was accidentally slipping into Doris’s fantasy-land then, sorry
Don’t get me wrong, you know I want to open. To go back to what I like doing. To having guests come to stay in our socially distanced accommodation, and enjoy the things that rural Suffolk has to offer. I want to see our pubs and restaurants open again, and for the new shoots of life to open. I have never seen what we have on offer as being a potential super-spreader, but I have always backed the notion that the more people mix and move, the more it spreads. It’s that simple, so I have always been 100% behind being closed. I have also been 100% miffed at the pathetic unfairness that decreed other industries could remain open. That our borders could remain open. To allow 21,000 humans per day to enter our country on aeroplanes, from anywhere in the world, when my Barns and Barges couldn’t accept two people each, to go for walks around the area, doing the same thing they are allowed to do at home, to me at least that seemed unfair.
But I stayed closed, despite having had requests the entire time, as I have during all our lockdowns, from people wanting to come and stay. Stupid people who simply do not care, or get it, or believe that it applies to them. I have had enquiries all the way through this latest lockdown, and the more that I get, the ruder I’ve been to the callers. One caller on Friday looking for a Valentines break won’t call again I can assure you
So back to our hero. The man that saved Christmas. The man that believed he was in charge, not a raging virus causing levels of misery and death beyond our comprehension before this. The man who decided in November that we should close for one month and that everything would be fine after that. The man who said just before Christmas that to stop people having Christmas would be “inhuman”. Then he did his own inhuman act and stopped Christmas, when he finally realised that he wasn’t calling the shots, COVID was. The feeble flip-flopping, all because he wanted to be seen as the hero of the hour, when in fact he’s just a clueless eighth-wit, who somehow duped enough people into believing he could run our country.
This time apparently, he is going to deliver a road map (plan) that will be “cautious but irreversible”. So not reversible. Like Christmas. If anyone knows him, could they let him know from me, that whatever he decides, COVID will decide what is reversible and what isn’t, not him. He’s not the messiah
This has to be the final lockdown (now you’ll be singing that all day to the tune of the ‘Final countdown’, sorry). I don’t want to re-open until we are ready. Until the numbers are dropping sufficiently and the vaccine rollout is happening fast enough. My suspicion is that we will be allowed to open again somewhere around the end of March, beginning of April. It’s a shame that I won’t ever have stuck a needle in anybody’s arm by then because the contract to recruit vaccinators was given to a firm who couldn’t do it quickly. I will never accept why we aren’t doing this round the clock. We have more vaccines than most, if not all other countries, and we have scores of already trained people, who can’t seem to be put in a position to help, let alone people like me who said “please train me to do that”. I don’t like needles. I get queasy in hospitals and around ill people. But you do what you’ve got to do when you need to do it don’t you? Still, at least I now possess a certificate following my CRB checks, that says I’m an ok human being.
This has to be the final lockdown (there goes that song again) otherwise next time people will simply say “nah, I’m just gonna do my thing thanks”. I’d rather we stayed like this until May or June if it meant that we could see the back of this thing for good. Of course I know it will be with us every year now, but we need to be in control of it, not the other way around.
Let’s hope, as I really do, that we can see light at the end of the tunnel now. I want to get on with running my business and being in control of my future like I was before, and like we all do. I want to see guests arriving like they used to. I want to see my daughter and my friends. I want to go to the pub with them. I’d like to use my passport and some Euros again, but that'll have to wait a while yet
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Great post! 🙌🏼
Have to say I wouldn't want his job for all the money in the world!! I think he's done ok to be fair, there isn't a single country that have got it right because we have never before dealt with anything like this worldwide before. Also, even though he is pm, he has 2 houses to answer to. Its like having 50 wives yelling do this or do that..can't knock him for trying as he's had the right ideas... But I wish it would go back to a more normal way of life and hope that this is the last lockdown..
Beautifully written. I could say more, but I'll only get annoyed and you've already said it all perfectly.
I Don’t think things. should be opened to soon, but to be fair he is getting pestered by everyone, that doesn’t mean I like him, I think his a Idiot, but he doesn’t have a crystal ball, so doesn’t know what’s round the corner. Be glad when everything is back to normal though
Spot on as always .
When we had to cancel our stay in june last year we moved the booking a year foward to june of this year never in my wildest dreams did I think that there may be a possibility that we still may not get to come and stay.iam keeping my fingers and toes crossed that we come out of lockdown safely..well written ..STAY SAFE.👍
I totally get what you’re saying. Almost a year since I hugged my family (which for a big hugger has been hard!) I’m missing my hairdresser terribly (I’m not the least bit vain but do like a tidy head of hair). On the flip side, I work for the nhs. It’s upsetting losing patients, seeing patients still suffering long after contracting the virus so I’d forego hugs with family for as long as it takes and grow my locks in a heartbeat if it means keeping more people safe.
I wouldn't want his job at all, hes dealing with something no one has dealt with before, sadly hes dammed if he do and dammed if he dont, I think he should easy us out of lockdown open the pubs with restrictions like before Christmas, ban flights into the uk, i cannot believe that people want to travel abroad this year to seek the sun, have a staycation there are so many beautiful parts of the uk to explore. But sadly some people are greedy give them an inch and they want a mile ,whatever the saying is. I for one will remain careful, i dont fancy travelling abroad, i will still try to keep a distance from people.i want to see family and friends,i want to be able to hug my grandchildren again, but I think selfish people will put us back into lockdown in a few months time . Time will tell
Great words, but I’m more worried about this comming weekend, when if as predicted, temperatures are suppose to climb to 17 degrees! People may not of enjoyed the snow as much, but at least it kept them in. Hate to think of the crowds that are going to be out and about for the weekend! 😭
Back in October when furlough was extended until March, this winter was already planned. Call me a sceptic, but I have no doubt that way back when, the discussions of Easter were already the plan...
I want my life back. I want to sing in large choral concerts again. I want to see my friends & family . I want hugs. I want this pandemic over. I want to go back to the Barns for a holiday. I want a sensible government ruling this country. All of these things - except probably the last - are possible if we obey social distancing & hygiene rules but we MUST NOT undo all the good results by opening up too soon - we need this pandemic under control & that is some way off. Stay safe everyone xx
Fabulous words. As a business owner myself (that’s shut!) I totally agree. And 🤦🏼♂️ is all I have for that pointless November closure!
As a small business owner myself I totally agree with everything you have said. It’s so important to get this right & I fear our leader won’t 😔
So you could do better ? Not saying a agree eith everything that has been done. But I don't expect anyone would know what to do in this situation I would not want his job, nobody has every delt with or has experienced anything like this
Maybe that's why his girlfriend got pregnant, he was in a hurry and ............well you know the rest. (Sorry didn't intend to be rude it just happened) seems Boris is in a hurry to do lots of things. Too soon Boris should be his nickname. If I don't joke, I scream in desperation, you wouldn't want to see that,not a pretty sight. It seems I cannot control my mouth and fingers, come on Boris get it right for goodness sake! 😏
Is it people with short memories that want to travel before being safe or is it the commercial companies that make money from the.travel ?
Well written and in agreement with you. Although I'm desperate to see family and friends and get back to as near as normal life as possible, I'd rather get rid of this thing first, or as near as possible. Like Carmen, I do feel sorry for Boris but he has made some colossal blunders. However, none of us have dealt with anything like this before in our lifetime so who knew what was right? The one big blunder was to allow international travel. Also, as you rightly point out, we have some selfish gits around who do what they like. Yes let's hope this IS the final lockdown. Blast, got an earworm with the Final Countdown song now!! 🤣🤣 Hope you can reopen soon too. Love the sound of what you do. 🌈🌈🌈
‘Nah, I’m just gonna do my thing thanks’ has happened in the last two lockdowns... The amount of essential journeys that are happening compared to the first lockdown is frightening, you would think all the schools are open and fully populated when you look at the traffic. It is an unusual situation, and Boris (a highly qualified buffoon) could have looked as competent as most other leaders (not very), however he surrounded himself with the incompetent with no backbone to challenge him, that is why we are where we are... IMHO that is
But before hospitality and other businesses are allowed to open, and I totally appreciate people need to earn a living, I like thousands of others want to meet family members near and far. I would like to hold my first grandchild while she is still “a babe in arms” . I would like my son and daughter-in-law to,have the support of family as they set out on their path as a family. It is hard when a neighbour is the one who they have had to bubble with to help them. So for me it should be family first.
Could not agree more!
Do you have any availability this weekend? 🤪
Spot on 😕
Amen to that, I absolutely agree, Carl. I couldn't have put it better myself. I am so fearful that he will get it wrong again because he wants to appease his peers whilst his scientific advisors are rocking back and forth in a corner somewhere, muttering expletives. Of course, it is up to all of us individually to keep ourselves safe and protect others. But you're right, there are far too many selfish people out there. We all just want this to be the last year of the pandemic, so let's hang on in there eh? Well done to you for sticking to your guns and not taking bookings, I applaud you. And as soon as this is all over we intend to come to stay for our first time. Take care x
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That's a hot tub with my name on it...
If only you were open! It’s my 50th next month I really need to be in there!! 🙄😫
Looks amazing 🍹🥂🎂
SPRINGWATCH COMES TO SUFFOLK
I seriously hope we can get going (safely) again soon as I have a lot of hungry mouths to feed.
Had some fun yesterday morning with these guys. If anyone thinks its a bit 'robin heavy', there were two of them.
I have some film footage to share with you if you'd like it too, but Bookface doesn't let you that as well.
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Fantastic photos! What are the pellets please?
Love watching the birds feed 🥰
So beautiful!! ❤️... What food are they eating? xx
Catwalk model...PM ...now add (published) wildlife photographer to your CV. 😀
I feed my birds roast meal worms on brown rusks, topped with suet seed balls, accompanied by slightly cooked Niger seeds and sprinkled liberally with sunflower seeds, for afters they have sliced apple with defrosted raspberries and blackberries, with scattered peanuts. The birds keep coming back here I wonder why, especially when this guy comes to visit 😟 it sits and watches until I let the cat out 😊 x
Nice pics . What camera and length lens did you use
Lovely photos 😍🤩
This is what turned up under my bird feeder yesterday 😳. Started with one, soon had a party going on arrhh !
Wow! Fabulous photos! You’re so lucky - all we ever get in our garden seem to be wood pigeons & magpies 😕
Fantastic photos xx♥️♥️
Brilliant pics xx
Great pics..... looks like you are feeding them broken up bits of those sweet cigarettes that we used to have as kids..... guess that they would be banned nowadays 😀! x
Great photos. What are you feeding them? 🕊
Was you using extra long lens, or were you camouflaged up?
Lovely pics, cheered me up on a wet miserable morning 😊
We have 2 robins, and loads of goldfinches, eating us out of house and home! Luckily found a company on line who supply bird seed at half the price of the normal retailers, I’m afraid our pet shop was selling sunflower hearts for 7.99 a kilo, when from this other family run firm I get 5 kilos for 9.99 . That’s my rant for the day Carl, don’t really mind, as it’s very therapeutic watching the birds!
Lovely photos. Love watching the birds in the garden. Wish I could hang out with them!!
Great photos...please send some robins and blue tits my way...starlings I have plenty
Beautiful pictures. This little fella accompanied me on my walk the other day
Great pics ! 👍
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It quite easy being PM, you don't do much. So I decided to become a footballist at the weekends!
Bit nervous about taking my mask off though, as they don't seem to get the concept of 2m social distancing. Turns out one of them thought it was 2mm and word got around
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Ummm - are you doing it just for the hugging and snogging 🤔
Oh dear Carl, you seem to be suffering with cabin fever, symptoms include delusions of grandeur, unbelievable stories of celebrities who have no idea about real life, these stories you feel the need to pass on to the unwary general public, alcoholic abuse, by that I mean you abuse it by throwing it against a wall and calling it art, bit like Ed Sheeran throwing paint on a canvas on the floor and selling it for £40,000, there's no hope for him but I think with the help of all us woodentops we might just be able to save you, stay strong Carl, we're all here for you. Rally round woodentops our leader needs us. 😂😂😂😂
I think if you have no brain then you’re immune? 🤦♀️
So you’ve become a footballist so you can hug and snog sweaty blokes......🤔🤔 - starting to get worried about you now Carl 😂😂!!
So flipping annoying! Just gives the wrong message to our Covidiot friends, just because you get tested regularly doesn’t mean you can act ‘normally’ ...unless of course you are rich and/or famous 🤬 I think they should all be fined for breaking social distancing rules every time they do their OTT celebrations - numpties 🤪
There keyworkers now.....dont you know!🤪😉
2mm rule! That explains everything! 🤣
Sometimes wonder what goes on in an overpaid Premiershit footballers head.....😁
and it's strange how they all have a new haircut even though the shops are all shut!
One of those hairlines is not like the others.
Help is on its way Carl!🤪🤪
It's ok Carl! You can change your job now. Please will you pop over to join the England Cricket Team. You'd arguably do a much better job of it and it's easy to 'social distance' while standing around in the sunshine, failing to either catch balls or hit them... 🏏
And maybe you or I will die
So true Carl. Amanda Holden driving 200 miles to see her dad cos he was a bit distressed - phmph!!!! It drives me wild and footballists are the worst. I could swear but I won’t! Keep strong - we’ll all be back with you soon! I’ve had my jab! 💉x
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Hope you carried out a Health and Safety risk assessment before you did this 😉
Stay as you are Carl, don’t grow up! 😊
Oh Carl, words fail me, how could you be so cruel to that poor icicle, what had it ever done to you, #savetheicicle 😥
Make sure you wear a hard hat, goggles & gauntlets next time 🤪🤪🤪
We haven’t any icicles but had to punch a hole in our pond surface as that was like a glacier,poor old fish were struggling to swim.
Know it’s been a long hard year, but poor icicle, you could have slowly melted it In a g&t.
We are going to have to find something for you to do
If you haven't grown up by age 50 then you don't have to ever xx
Bless you.... those nice men in white coats would like to have a chat with you.... 😉
Just emailed you x
You know what they say Carl ? Icicles are twice as nice as Ricicles !! 😎😎