- 6 Suffolk Barns that all sleep 2, and a 500 year-old, thatched Farmhouse, which sleeps 7
- Each cottage has a fully enclosed garden. We welcome up to 3 dogs in each
- Private Hot Tubs with 5 of the barns
- 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
- Five of the Barns have Private Hot Tubs
- Visit England Gold Awards all round
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2 days ago
Stunning morning at Woodfarm HQ with so many amazing colours everywhere. Happy Monday people x
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Power walking? 😂 x
It looks beautifully peaceful x
Happy Monday C. Scott... Beautiful here too. ❤️xx
Will the plums be ready for our visit
The pond looks so tranquil, could sit and watch fish for hours xx
Looking good x
(Sing) Whenever you're feeling sad, give a little thistle. ............sorry couldn't help it. 😕 X
Happy Monday to you Carl - sadly missed last night😢 Life gets in the way at the most inopportune times😩x
Hi lovely photo
I hope your friends enjoyed their unwedding day yesterday, I'm sorry they couldn't have one for real. I'm sure having you with them helped. Sorry if we were a bit annoying on the quiz! You know what they say about familiarity 🤦♀️ x
Afternoon Chiefy Nice Did intend to join you last night but our car decided it wanted to die on the way back from Plymouth...no warning lights just a horrible metallic crunching noise.... luckily I had just pulled off the a38 to refuel...and managed to get to filling station....terminal methinks...so the excellent Britannia Rescue sorted every thing out..from free taxi to hire car etc... Stressed or what 😭
Woodfarm Barns & Barges was live.
3 days ago
The 8/10 Dogs does the Woodfarm not Pub Quiz
Live from The Woodfarm Arms, which for this week has moved to Kent and is not @ Woodfarm Barns, Suffolk
Now in our monthly lot of the first Sunday of every month at 6.30pm
This is just for fun. Grab a pad and pen and join in
4 rounds and you can play your joker on one round. We’ll cover that
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We’re camping/Glamping in Sandwich, Kent. Lovely big field, no pens though!
Nice to see you all - thanks Carl - looking forward to the next one xx
I got 105 on that round. A total of 689. By far my biggest wine. I’ll be sure to join in next time...from a field.
Next month you will have drunk too much Batemans beer to be any where other than Suffolk
In case I forget thank you Phil and Gail for inviting us into your home and suppling the beer
I had the wine lunchtime so have just about recovered now - good ploy 🍷🍷😂😂🤣🤣
I remember coming to Phil's about 20 years ago to collect a sofa and he was putting 10,000 albums on iPods 😂
There’s been a few pops in this field this weekend. 💨
Andrews visit must be serious. Does any one admit going to Peterborough
enjoy the rest of the evening. Thanks Carl, cheers Woodentops.
If they did get married yesterday, you'd be doing some top notch 3rd wheeling 😅
Looks like you are going to need another beer, none of that flavoured water!
39 & half. Thanks Carl, Phil & Gail - don't get too drunk tonight!
Think I got 47, not sure about my mental arithmetic though.
Pleased you've got him trained Gail even though you're not married!
We would have played our joker....and we would have got them all right if we'd been here 🤣
I thought you had said something just as the vicar said those words and halted the ceremony
Will we get extra points at the next quiz? We will supply loads of beer if we do!
I read it somewhere but can't remember what the answer was!
Can you tell that Gail and phil are not married, they are not arguing about the answers
Hitchhikerdms Guide to the Galaxy - as in 42 the meaning of life.
How many squillions have you made since we last met ??!!
Even all - I’m in Kent too...... now there’s a surprise 😂😂🤣🤣!!
Do they always stand in the same order, like Jedward?
Evening from a beach hut in Southwold with Karen and Dave
3 days ago
It's the first Sunday of the Month, which can only mean one thing.......
It's the Woodfarm Arms, not Pub Quiz tonight, on Facebook Live at 6.30pm
It'll feature such tough questions as "Complete this well known phrase; Person, Man, Woman, Camera, ??"
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Yay! We have missed this so much, drinks, snacks, fire pit (not sure we need this bit after the last few days we’ve had) - ✔️. Let’s go xx
Darron Abbott - right my guess for what time he mentions “you know what” is 16 minutes in. What’s yours? 😉😉
Trump looks soooo much better in that makeup 😂😂
See you there!! Looking forward to it. xx
IT! 🤡 😧
Can't wait x
Won’t be able to join you as I’m finally back at work.
See you all later....!!
Happy days! See you all later.x
Can’t wait 😊
Yeha!!! See ya'll later xx😄😄
Tears of a clown! Springs to mind!😀
See you later 😁 And since you said I can have a million points I know I’ve won already 🤣🤣🤣
One for you Carl 😊
I never did like clowns - always thought they were rather sinister - so Trump is perfect for the role. 😦
Would not miss it, it’s going to be fun, don’t forget to ask what everyone is drinking before you get started
Hopefully see you later x
Will be there... and drinking ... so not many points me thinks x
4 days ago
‘Thought for the week’
Really sorry but it’s a variation/ continuation on last weeks thought on supporting your local businesses. This week though it’s actually purely focussed on us! Bear with me as there is a point to it, as opposed to the owner of the Woodfarm trumpet just blowing it loudly at you!
I just want to talk about taking pride in what you do, whatever it is. Please bear in mind that my ‘Thought for the week’ is just a prevalent topic going round and round in the tumble dryer that is my brain, and I just happen to share it with you. A bit like I did with the diary for 101 days and a bit. You seemed to like reading it, so this is I believe, the organic progression of that. If you get bored feel free to let me know, or just toddle along and find some more interesting content to keep you occupied for a few minutes, I don’t mind.
I’ve always believed in focussing on taking pride in what you do and, as I am a business-bloke, not feeling the need to run my competitors down. They do exist. Some are good, some aren’t so good. But they exist and that’s fine. I can’t be the only one offering holiday accommodation, just try to make sure we’re the best we can be. Actually I try to make sure we are the best that you can get. Whether I achieve it or not is another matter, but I feel that I try to be the best, then it’ll be good enough to secure me an existence.
A friend stayed somewhere with his family last, booked by his sister at the last minute, and it was shocking. I won’t go into detail but he sent me photos that I could not believe. This IS NOT difficult! It really is common sense for the most part. But I just ‘face palm’ when I see my competitors getting it wrong so often. I’m not saying we get it 100% right, 100% of the time, but there’s no excuse for not trying!
The first line of knowing if we are getting it right is our guest feedback forms, where we ask people to rate us and also offer the chance for suggestions on ways we can improve. I look at these, and respond to every one who has taken the trouble to let us know what their experience was like. We’ve had loads of amazing feedback since we re-opened, as you can see from the photo.
We’ve also been lucky enough to have eight new Five Star Tripadvisor reviews since coming out of lockdown. This takes us just a couple away from 400 on there now, which I am over the moon with! We also have a bunch of Five Star reviews on Google too since we emerged from hibernation.
We’ve made a big deal of what we are doing, to do our bit to keep our guests and ourselves safe. Remember our new slogan of ’Staycation, Stay Safely’?. It’s been really interesting to see how people are trusting us to simply do our best, and that’s what this is about. I’ve had several enquiries that have asked about our regime and what we are doing, and after a quick chat the response is always along the lines of “Well, you seem to have it covered”. One lady said to me a couple of weeks ago as I took her booking over the phone, “The fact that you immediately said all of the things that you are doing, I knew you were taking it seriously”.
I am immensely proud of what we have here, but it is so good to hear people shouting about us, and particularly in these ‘new times’. Don’t forget, although I used to run a Holiday Cottage business, it got wiped out for three months, and now it’s different. Very different. We felt as we were preparing to re-open, that it was vital to make our guests feel safe and secure. When I was talking about this on LBC, James O’Brien (Having shared a pic of me and Jimmy Doherty this week, I’m really not trying to namedrop, it’s relevant), he said that we were clearly going above and beyond, when Johnny Holiday Cottage (I think thats what he called him) down the road wasn’t bothering and would charge less, yet still be allowed to operate.
The thing is, we are not cheap. We have never tried to win customers by being so; we sell on quality. We do live in a throwaway world where everyone wants a bargain, me included. That’s fine for some things, but not everything. Some things we want to know that we are paying for something a little special. It really is very difficult to say this without sounding like I’m simply trumpet blowing, but it’s all we’ve ever tried to do. I want to make good money for doing something good. I could have set out to make ok money for providing something ok. But I don’t think like that. Some people do but I don’t. So if I’m going to work hard and build a great team around me who do the same, I want to charge accordingly. It’s called pride.
Anyway, I’ve probably banged on enough and I really didn’t start typing to do that, but I am trying to follow on from last week talking about us all supporting our great local independent businesses. But only the ones who deserve it. Yes you can buy cheaper, always. And if you don’t ever want to treat yourself, or you don’t have the resources, then that’s fine, I get it. But some things in life are worth paying for. I hope that makes sense? It will cost more to get great farm produce, or to shop in an awesome deli (I can recommend one if you’re stuck), and it’ll cost you more to stay here than where my mate stayed last week. But you get what you pay for in life.
I’ll let our guests explain it in different words to mine, as I can only say the things that pop into my head, as I just believe in being really honest and open with you. I can confirm I didn’t pay any of these to say nice things, but here’s half of our recent Five Star Tripadvisor reviews. You don’t have to read all four but you can if you like.
Sorry if this week’s thought went off in a number of directions but I know what I was trying to say. If half of you get half of what I was trying to convey, then winner, winner, tofu dinner!
Have a lovely Saturday folks and stay safe. Oooh, see you at the Woodfarm Arms tomorrow evening at 6.30pm on Facebook Live for the Pub Quiz!
“Just what we needed”
Left on Jul 25, 2020 for a stay in Jul 2020
“After 110 days shielding and looking after 2 vulnerable adults this was just the break I needed. Only left the premises to visit Woodbridge and take the dog for local walks!! I chose Woodfarm Barns out of complete trust in Carl to do the right thing to ensure Covid guidelines were met and the stay would be 'safe' for us. Our first visit. Everything had been thought of. Even forgot my book and found one in the 'library' that had me completely engrossed and gave me a great break 'escapism', reading it while soaking in the hot tub. Loved the gardens and overall ambience. Lots of personal touches. Will come again and explore more of Suffolk next time, I would happily recommend, The pooch loved it too. The doggie field is brilliant. Thank you Carl”
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
“Sooooo relaxing, great hot tub!”
Left on Jul 24, 2020 for a stay in Jul 2020
“We had a wonderful time in Stour Barn, it really was pure luxury. Carl was there to greet us when we arrived, he was very friendly and made us feel very welcome. He observed social distancing to a tee and didn’t even come in the barn but he made sure that we knew where everything was and how everything worked. The barn was spotlessly clean and we found the bed to be super comfortable. We loved all the little added extras and the breakfast basket was amazing. The bacon and eggs were superb. Although we didn’t take a dog, the barn is perfect if you wish to take a dog away, the doggy shower looked really good. The hot tub was a really good size and temperature, it made us feel so relaxed”
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
“Did not want to leave!”
Left on Jul 26, 2020 for a stay in Jul 2020
“After working flat out since February and a cancelled birthday break in June we were in need of some rest and relaxation. Having followed Woodfarm Barns on Facebook for a while, after a friend's recommendation, I really enjoyed Carl's lockdown diaries and the way he interacted with his 'Woodentops' so when given the green light to go away there was no hesitation in ringing him to book. Hoping we now qualify to join the Woodentops! Carl and his team seem to have thought of everything to make the stay as COVID safe as possible. The welcome was distanced but very friendly, the barn was spotless and well equipped, the goodies were lovely. The hot tub was easy to operate and great to sit in every evening. We were lucky to have a dog sitter at home so didn't take the mutts but we were impressed with the dog friendly touches and know that next time they will love the field. I got up at the crack of dawn to watch the sun rise from the field one morning which was stunning. The option to borrow bikes is there and we loved the well equipped 'shed' for DVDs, CDs, books and info. I also have to mention the eco credentials - really liked that we could recycle everything we would at home, including compost. For a peaceful, get away from it all break, it was perfect and we did not want to leave! Looking forward to our next stay already”
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
“Social distancing retreat”
Left on Jul 28, 2020 for a stay in Jul 2020
“We have just returned from a much needed break at Woodfarm Barns. We were lucky enough to book one with a hot tub... a real treat. Everything is designed to make a luxurious staycation and was beautifully clean with all extra measures put in place. We were supposed to be in Italy but did not want to risk it. Also living on a tourist island, we wanted to support our economy. This was a perfect base to explore beautiful Suffolk. We had cream tea in a crooked house and even found a fairy shop. Sadly we lost our dog in January but this would have been ideal for him with a fully enclosed garden and a special doggy meadow for poochies to run free in. Apart from each barn having its own mini pooch parlour outside, it was the only tell tale signs that dogs could stay there as inside and outside was spotless. Thanks to Carl for making our few days so perfect and especially for the amazing breakfast hamper. Want to try the barges next!!”
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Just two weeks until our stay and can’t wait. Much needed break and our pooches first holiday
Well done Carl!! It’s so true - quality is worth paying for. Having taken a sabbatical during lockdown, I’m trying to work out when I could take a holiday and will try to make it to one of your lovely barns!
No surprises at those reviews Carl - that’s exactly why we keep coming back. Counting down til our next stay in September xx
Two week’s Monday and we will be back, wish we’d booked longer than 7 days now. I’m quite excited about having more time than normal to explore the county 😊
Surely everyone knows you only pay for what you get, quality always costs that bit more 😀
Love your new branding x
Compare that to the story that was in times yesterday regarding one agent that takes bookings for owners of cottages. Holiday makers are having breaks cancelled at short notice even after paying in full. It appears the owners are letting the cottages to people who are contacting them directly and offering more money. I personally do not find you that expensive, just because of inquisitiveness (don’t get you hopes up we are going nowhere else) I have been searching around the internet, your business is unique in the way the gardens are enclosed to keep doggies safe and you have the meadow. But many of the prices of others were not that far from what we pay. 5 weeks Take care
Comments say it all Carl xx
Three weeks till I visit & equally can't wait! Great reviews making me even more excited. Am wondering if any other Woodentops will be staying when I'm in residence? Would be fun to meet like minded buddies albeit socially distanced 😁 x
We loved our stay at Snape. We should have thought it through though, we really only thought about how much we were looking forward to a relaxing break, and it was gorgeous and relaxing, but we didn't think of the logistics of a 100foot old barge and a 14 year old dog who doesn't like being picked up!
We will be with you next weekend- looking forward to it 😊
I’m saving to come in 2021....🤞
Couldn't agree more - what's the point in handing over your hard-earned to be disappointed- when for a few more £s you can get quality that meets - and often exceeds - your expectations 😎
Your reviews speak for themselves - it’s why we love Woodfarm!! Looking forward to the quiz tomorrow x
You mean l have followed you all these weeks and I am only now finding out you have a local fairy shop??
Wanna come back Carl lovely break see you soon.
Hi Carl. Woodfarm Barns & Barges We are really looking forward to our stay in September! Is there anyway you could set up a delivery service from your preferred suppliers where we could order in advance and have them delivered to us? We normally bring our supplies with us but would be so happy to support your local community while we are there. It is not always easy going shopping with our ‘little’🤣🤣 furries in tow so this would help us too!! 🤔🤔
Can't wait for our break away next month 😃
You deserve all the accolades you get. Just from your lockdown diaries, happy hour and quizzes it is obvious that you are are a genuine, concerned all round good bloke x
Congratulations, your hard work paying! I’m saving up to book!
Congrats Captain 👨✈️ you know how we feel about the barns and I’m sure we will continue spending our holidays with you . Great read and I agree with all you have said , see you at the pub Ben 🐻🐾🍻
Really want to book. I know we will be safe and looked after. Currently have to look after my parents who haven’t come out of lock down and shielding well. Would love to bring them but mum couldn’t handle the travel at the moment. Soon. Hopefully very soon.
Congratulations Chiefy...keep up the great work and see you soon 🍺
Ok!Ok! Chief, you are now heightening our excitement to fever pitch 😄😄😄😄🐶🐩 roll on October !! 👍
Your barns and barges look fantastic and one day I would love to come and stay. But, I have to say, I dont think you always get what you pay for. Last year I stayed in an absolutely atrocious B&B in Oxford. The host approached us with a card payment machine in the carpark and, to be honest, if we had seen the room first we wouldn’t have stayed. As it was, we snuck out at dawn the next day. Couldn’t stand a second night. Cant believe how polite I was not to leave a note. And that was £220 down the drain. And I did expect more for the money. More than one bath towel between two. Curtains at the bathroom window. A bed that wasnt on a slope. And safety instructions. Minimum. What say you, Carl?
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Good job you’re good at owning luxury holiday rentals!
Not SO shabby at it...I read the text and looked at the photo twice before it dawned. ... Or maybe you aren't THAT good at photos shop but I'm even better at being dim! 😉
Think maybe the sun got to you today?
Saw this a couple of days ago and it made me spit tea laughing. 😂
That's a lot of dough, are you sure you've got €580mil in the bank?
I’ve just read an article about a round boat inspired by a bond movie. Think it’s based in France. That would be fun.
Better than me, I wouldn’t even attempt it! But look on the bright side 3 new boats! The one with the helipad!🤪
Yesterday was #ThrowbackThursday as I shared my Bookface memory from 5 years ago of Lauren's graduation.
Well today is 'Frow Back Friday', as apparently it was 6 years ago that Jimmy from Jimmy's Farm and I, were enjoying a drink or three backstage at their music festival.
We'd finished playing, the sun was shining, and the beer was free. It would have been rude of me not to surely!?!?!
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Darron Abbott 🤣🤣🤣🤣 here he goes again talking about not having several beers....
Love Jamie and Jimmy's show 🙂 x
Obviously you do not drink much 😂 🍺 🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻 xx
More alcohol 🍺🙄🤣🤣x
That was a good festival, my littlest’s highlight was seeing Justin from CBeebies and mine was Chas & Dave 😍 Something for everyone!
"I don't drink much - except for all those times when I do .... " 😄😄
Free beer? But you don’t drink much!!!🤪🤪🤪
Lovely piccy 👌😘👏
I love Jimmy! X
WIN THE T-SHIRT THAT MONEY SIMPLY CANNOT BUY!!!!!!!
This Sunday evening at 6.30pm, right here on Facebook Live
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I'm in and I need to win the t shirt
Try to stop us, I will be wearing my t shirt
I’m in - don’t stand a chance of winning T-shirt but it’s probably too big for me anyway 🤣🤣🤣
I'm in...even though I have one!
I would like one for when I'm delivering Woodfarm Barn brochures 😉😉
I will join if I can - will hopefully be seeing my parents.
I’m in 😂
We will be there... Definitely need one 🙏🤞x
See you there!
Louise Potter how many times on Sunday will he utter those words?
We’re in with knobs on!!
Yep we will be there , but no chance of winning the converted Woodfarm tee shirt lol 😂👍🍻
We’ll be there 👍xx
Count us in - think we'll have to change our team name though from the Lockdown Loonies!
Throwback Thursday to one of the proudest moments of my life.
5 years since my wee one graduated. (She's the short-haired one 😊)
I'm immensely proud of what I've created with my business, but helping to make Lauren puts it all into perspective.
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Ah lovely. Such a special day for her and you. What was her degree? The academics on the left who teach or supervise spend four hours or more (per graduation) clapping for each student and it’s a very emotional experience, especially for your own students. Always brings a tear to my eye when they receive their certificate.
They really are special moments and are just some of the gifts they give us 😀
I would just burst to see Jacob go through that one day, you should be proud, she sounds like a lovely girl too xx
Proud moment for both of you x
Lovely moment, clever daughter, proud dad 😍 x
A really special moment for you. I graduated the same year xx
They do us proud everyday though Carl, isn’t it nice to know you’ve created a beautiful, caring, loving child, and can watch the great things they achieve, certainly couldn’t be prouder of our son! 😀
I’m very proud, to say Lauren is my granddaughter, she is beautiful inside and out. 💕💕
Same anniversary for us. It was bloomin hot that day xx
Lovely memory 😊x
You should be proud Carl x we had a lovely day when our son graduated x you feel proud of everyone graduating but especially your own x if you haven't experienced it I don't think you quite know how we felt x it's a very special feeling xx
Treasured memories xx
My daughter’s graduation in 2012 from Bath - one of my proudest moments of all her hard work - 8 years ago! Where has the time gone? She’s now also a mother!
1 week ago
You don’t drink much ...
never too early
Is the sun over the yard arm darling ? 😂
It's just apple juice. Love an Aspalls or 3 😋
A little early but do they do take out Carl x
It's 10 o'clock somewhere Love a cheeky Aspalls.... It's healthy..part of your five a day....and it's nice to see you are following BoJos advice 🚲🚲
As u keep telling us - u really don’t drink very much 🤔🤣🤣🤣
Carl your secret is save with me. What happened in the WFH garden on Friday stays in the WFH garden!!! 🤪🤭 😉
Well yes it is too early as you don’t drink much !!!!🤪
Never too early, it’s always cider o clock somewhere in the world! 👏🏻😂
Important to stay hydrated...
It's Never too early! 🤣
Coming to this waaay too late but....one of your 5 a day surely? 🍏
Never too early for a cheeky cider!