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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Throwback Thursday to 9 years ago, when we were building the Barns...

Me leaning against what is now the front right hand corner of Stour Barn, and then in the foundations of Gipping Barn, which as you can see, were DEEP! We found enough clay in there to set up a pottery!

I do miss those days of flogging my guts out, having no money, banging my head against a wall with the council and banks, having no money, wondering if this would work, having no money. Did I mention having no money?!

#tbt #throwbackthursday #suffolk #holidaycottage #dogfriendly #staycation
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Throwback Thursday to 9 years ago, when we were building the Barns...

Me leaning against what is now the front right hand corner of Stour Barn, and then in the foundations of Gipping Barn, which as you can see, were DEEP! We found enough clay in there to set up a pottery! 

I do miss those days of flogging my guts out, having no money, banging my head against a wall with the council and banks, having no money, wondering if this would work, having no money. Did I mention having no money?!

#tbt #throwbackthursday #suffolk  #holidaycottage #dogfriendly #staycation

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Money?? What’s that? 🤔

Who needs money? Xx

Fond memories of one of your greatest achievements. Brilliant idea, even if you didn't have any money. X

But it was all worth it after all - and maybe you now have (some) money 😀

What an achievement 👏

All your hard work, and determination made it work 👍😜❤️

Worth the effort.😎😎

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Are you going to pay for my shopping too & deliver it to Kent 🤪???xx

I can destroy entire galaxies too and dairy milks or aero and don’t even get me started on star bars. I always wear my mask to get them from the shops. 😋

Well said. X

Love that

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It's advent calendar day!

Not for me. It's DADVENT CALENDAR DAY!!!

For those of you who remember this time last year, I'd made my Daughter Lauren a big tree with little presents on it. We called it the Dadvent Calendar 😊 (see pics 1 & 2)

I told Lauren that I'd do it for her every year, but she had other ideas. She said we'd take it in turns. So here we are on day one of me opening my 25 festive gifts, as well as a special one on the 18th as I turn 35 again 🤣.

She didn't keep within the confines of the little numbered bags, so she had a LOT of wrapping to do!

Very intrigued as to what the 7th has in store for me, as it appears I have a 'Cauliflower voucher' and a pound coin?!?!

So happy to be opening a gift a day from the world's most wonderful Daughter. Happy and proud dad x 🥰

#merrychristmas #happychris #advent #calendar
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Its advent calendar day!

Not for me. Its DADVENT CALENDAR DAY!!!

For those of you who remember this time last year, Id made my Daughter Lauren a big tree with little presents on it. We called it the Dadvent Calendar 😊 (see pics 1 & 2)

I told Lauren that Id do it for her every year, but she had other ideas. She said wed take it in turns. So here we are on day one of me opening my 25 festive gifts, as well as a special one on the 18th as I turn 35 again 🤣. 

She didnt keep within the confines of the little numbered bags, so she had a LOT of wrapping to do! 

Very intrigued as to what the 7th has in store for me, as it appears I have a Cauliflower voucher and a pound coin?!?!

So happy to be opening a gift a day from the worlds most wonderful Daughter. Happy and proud dad x 🥰

#merrychristmas #happychris #advent #calendar

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They look interesting. X

How lovely! 😍 Her tree looks very interesting... updates daily please 🙏 x

That is such a loving and thoughtful thing to do. 🙂

Looking forward to dsily updates x

My first little gift is some candy kittens 🥰

Fabulous 💕. Well done Lauren 😀

I love it

What a lovely idea!

Good fun. Enjoyable for you both.

Wow what a lovely idea and so thoughtful 😊 daily update please . I have a beauty advent calender but bought it myself!

How lovely! What a wonderful idea and such a change from the horrible plastic ones. Some real thought has gone into it, very special from a very special girl xx

Wonderful idea BUT...you shouldn't be peeking at number 7! Naughty naughty 😉

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I love scouring antique shops, and one of my favourite places to do it is Lavenham. Suffolk is blessed with some wonderful antique hunting.

But answer me this. Does anyone STILL really want Toby jugs in their life? Really?

Toby jugs. Yes or no?
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I love scouring antique shops, and one of my favourite places to do it is Lavenham. Suffolk is blessed with some wonderful antique hunting.

But answer me this. Does anyone STILL really want Toby jugs in their life? Really?

Toby jugs. Yes or no?

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No they’re scary.

A BiG no no in my opinion although a lot of people do collect them and some are worth a lot of money. Personally I’d rather go without!

NO, NO, NO!

Toby or not Toby that is the question 🤔

Never

NO😫

Carl, watch ‘the colour room’ new film about Clarice Cliff and her life it’s a great watch, she started painting Toby jugs… interesting opinions! X Netflix

Noooooo!!!!!!!😱😱😱😱😱

No

Nooo! Because it will always remind you of this…….

No, but inherited from in laws!

A definite NO in my home! 👎

NO!!!!

They're not my cup of tea, but each to their own.

Most definitely

No! Nobody wants them. When my Dad passed away (ex-publican), I had loads to get rid of. Stuck them in the auction as a job lot.

No thank you! x

No! I’ve never wanted them in my life! Ghastly things

A big NO from me

No! x

It’s a no from me - can’t stand the ugly things…..eugh!

My friend's parents had these hanging in their hall, used to scare me to death, they were grotesque!

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Glorious sunny walk in the fresh air down at Bures Mill.

This place straddles the Suffolk/ Essex border, and I've walked and kayaked along here for years. It was a bit too cold for kayaking yesterday though! 😳

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Glorious sunny walk in the fresh air down at Bures Mill. 

This place straddles the Suffolk/ Essex border, and Ive walked and kayaked along here for years. It was a bit too cold for kayaking yesterday though! 😳

#suffolk #holidaycottage #staycation

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Looks beautiful xx

Very picturesque

Looks fabulous. Obviously forgot your thermals yesterday🤣🤣

Happy memories! Lived in Bures many years ago!

Looks lovely xx

Weather was bad at the weekend so did some painting x

Get a wet suit on!! 😂xx

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Disclaimer: Woodfarm is in no way encouraging stupid people to attach things to their tongues just to see what happens. We are aware that kids did this in the 70's, but deny that any of the board of directors of Woodfarm ever did that, as they were always very sensible. Honest ... See MoreSee Less

Disclaimer: Woodfarm is in no way encouraging stupid people to attach things to their tongues just to see what happens. We are aware that kids did this in the 70s, but deny that any of the board of directors of Woodfarm ever did that, as they were always very sensible. Honest

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I never did, not even in the 70s 😆

No! Why would you?🤔

Erm 🤔 nope never did. I think it was 'a boy thing ' 😂

The best way to test if the battery for your transistor radio was good 👍

See you have been busy Carl Scott 😂😂😂😂

Not something I would have even considered. I must have had a sheltered upbringing! 😁 x

Of course x

Yeah right, although always did think that was a stupid idea!

I must be stupid then!! 🤔😳😳😂😂🤭xx

Nope! Never! It’s the sort of thing boys are more likely to do🤪🤪🤪

Definitely a boy thing. Though I do have a very strange memory of licking a frozen lamp post. I’m hoping it’s no a real memory.

Not just a boy thing. It told you whether there was any life left in your battery. Didn't hurt, just tingled. Mind you I was a bit of a tomboy 😂

However…

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Sunset from the deck of Onderneming at Snape Maltings the other night

Tranquil evening, gorgeous sky, and a fab pub just a one minute walk away. Doesn't get much better
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Sunset from the deck of Onderneming at Snape Maltings the other night

Tranquil evening, gorgeous sky, and a fab pub just a one minute walk away. Doesnt get much better

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Stunning

Beautiful! I do love a good sunset 😍

Lovely

Snap

Gorgeous xx

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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

That's a real labour of love.

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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.😎😎

Yup had mine too. Hope you are feeling OK. Had weird dreams after mine lol 🤷‍♀️ x

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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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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.

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