Romance in Suffolk at Woodfarm Barns; luxury self-catering holiday cottages

Award winning Suffolk Holiday Cottages

The biggest reward from running a business with holiday cottages in Suffolk, is the amazing feedback from our guests. However, its nice to be recognised by credible, known sources and after all, its those sources that mean something to you!

Visit England Gold Awards, Hundreds of Five Star reviews on Tripadvisor & Facebook, Industry Awards and good stuff in the Media about us.

Probably the most recognised source of ‘reviews’ for our holiday cottages in Suffolk is TripAdvisor. Why? Because its so well known and its where we all turn to look for reviews. The great thing about TripAdvisor is that the reviews come from you!

Tripadvisor Excellence

We’ve got HUNDREDS of Five Star reviews!

This is so valuable for us as its such a trusted source for potential guests.

It’s a great way for you to know that actual people have said how good we are, rather than us banging on about being brilliant!

Visit England Gold Award

Visit England Gold Standard

Quality Awards are another great barometer for holidaymakers looking for a benchmark or guide to avoid bad experiences. Visit England come and inspect every cottage and have a massive list of things they go through. From the obvious quality and standard of the accommodation, through to our level of customer service, right down to the quality of our bed linen and towels.

It is a very stringent process and we were delighted when we were awarded Gold! We have since been re-assessed time and again and are still rated Gold.

This is for all seven of our holiday cottages in Suffolk, as well as our two Barges!

Welcome Awards

As part of the Visit England evaluation process one can also choose to be assessed for suitability for their various ‘Welcome Awards’

They have four of these, which are;

Pets welcome award
Walkers Welcome Award
Cyclists Welcome Award
Families Welcome Award


We chose to be assessed for all four categories and again, it is a very stringent process but we were over the moon to be awarded all four!. The Families Welcome one is only for Woodfarm House though as the barns are aimed at the couples market and it would be impossible for us to get this for the barns.

Woodfarm on the Telly!

I was approached in 2018 by ITV to do a piece from one of our barges, Onderneming. They were doing a feature on Dog Walking around the East of England and come across us. We had great fun filming and the piece went out in early 2018. We had some amazing feedback about this superb exposure, with bookings off the back of it, both for Barges and Barns. What was really pleasing was that one of the ITV reporters booked a stay for her family and we had another reporter stay off the back of that break too!

The Times

Really chuffed about this! Not one, but both of our Barges featured in the Times during 2018! I know this isn’t our Barns but as far as I’m concerned it’s still our brand and indicative of our ethos.

Twee Gebroeders was listed in their top Romantic Places to stay, and Onderneming was in their list ‘Unique Holiday Homes in Great Britain’

Pets Pyjamas Travel Awards 2018

Pets Pyjamas

Pets Pyjamas is a national resource for all things Dog Friendly. From Pubs and Restaurants, to places to stay.

Absolutely delighted to be nominated and WIN their 2018 Award for Unique places to stay. Again for our Barges but hey, it’s all Woodfarm and it’s all great publicity!

It’s so nice to know that we beat competition from all around the country to win this award!

Dog Friendly Magazine

So delighted to be approached by the lovely people at this huuuuge Dog-Friendly publication.

They came for a stay both at Woodfarm Barns and aboard one of our Barges too. And they loved it! Not only did they come with a dog and give us the paws up, but they also had an African Pygmy Hedgehog!

The end result was an amazing 6 page spread in 2018, singing our praises.