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Here’s where we write about all sorts to do with spending time in Suffolk & Tuscany. There’s lots to scroll through, including where to eat & drink, what to do, places to walk & visit and things like that. There’s some daft stuff in there too. Hope you find something of interest to you.

Mad Dogs & Englishmen – fun Woodfarm stats

Every week my long-suffering colleague Andrew and I sit and drink coffee, and crunch a whole load of data. Heck yeah, we know how to party! Along with the rest of the Woodfarm team, we’ve built what we consider to be a pretty successful business over the last 13 years or so (writing Sept 2022). One of the ways in which we do this is to work every single week on our websites, and crunching our data.We look at all sorts of things from the amount of ‘traffic’, where it comes from, how long people stay on which page, what…

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10 of the best things to do in Suffolk this Christmas

Yes, we’re aware that the sun has only just taken his hat off and that we’re not even pulling apart the dress up draw for Halloween, but it pays to plan when it comes to celebrating in Suffolk. Indeed, with so much on offer, it’s crucial to get things into the diary when heading to our Barns and Barges for rent during November and December. To make sure that you get to soak up the festive spirit in style, we’ve rounded up a selection of 10 of the best things to do in Suffolk this Christmas. Enjoy some festive wreath…

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5 things dogs love to do on holiday

At Woodfarm Barns and Barges, we welcome dogs for a holiday, too, and they can be brought to enjoy the stunning Suffolk scenery along with you  as you spend a tranquil week enjoying the sights Suffolk has to offer. With this in mind, we have lined up the best things that dogs love to do whilst they enjoy a holiday with their human friends. Walks Yes, this just should be patently obvious and a point that needs no further elaboration, but Suffolk has plenty of walking trails zigzagging across the picturesque countryside for you to take your four-legged friend down.…

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How to Visit the Landscapes of Constable’s and Gainsborough’s Paintings in Suffolk

It is safe to say that Suffolk is a picturesque county, offering, what feels at times, like never-ending green fields in the depths of the countryside. The place is also positively awash with beautiful landscapes that can be experienced when staying with us at Woodfarm Barns and Barges in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. And, when you have a beautiful landscape, artists may want to paint what they can see, which is exactly what John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough did. Thomas Gainsborough was born in 1727, in Sudbury, a market town in South Suffolk. Gainsborough’s real love was to…

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Top 3 best Comedy Clubs in Suffolk

It’s all fun and games at the following comedy clubs in Suffolk, where you can take a visit to and sit and enjoy a laugh along with the amazing acts that take to the stage. A+E Comedy – Ipswich Enjoy a Friday night, the last one of every month, at Ipswich Sports Club, taking in over two hours of non-stop comedic acts. A+E comedy does boast a brilliant line-up where you are bound to have a good time and be left in stitches, with headliners often having a history of being on different radio and TV shows. For Friday 27th…

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4 of the best wine bars in Suffolk

It’s no secret that we enjoy a little tipple every now and then at Woodfarm Barns and Barges. We’re also partial to a nice evening out. With both these things considered, we thought we’d round up our selection of favourite wine bars in Suffolk. Number 10 Wine Bar & Kitchen Based in the heart of the picturesque village of Lavenham in a magnificent 15th century house is where you’ll find this beautifully decorated wine bar. On offer are a range of different wines, so there is bound to be something for everyone to enjoy, by the glass or by the…

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How RAF Bawdsey put Suffolk on the radar

Top notch quality pun title from Woodfarm Barns. Read on so you can make sense of it yourself. The big RAF bases in Suffolk are undoubtedly Lakenheath and Mildenhall, but once upon a time, there was RAF Bawdsey on the east coast of Suffolk, facing out towards the North Sea. So, how did RAF Bawdsey place Suffolk on the radar? The year is 1936, and some scientists have made the move to Bawdsey Manor (which still stands today, at the site of a residential site), upping sticks from Orford Ness located just a little further up the Suffolk coastline. After…

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Interest Free instalment plan for your Woodfarm break

If you’re watching the pennies and you would like to book a Woodfarm Barn or Barge break and pay in instalments, then here’s how you can spread the cost and make life easier. This is a simple guide to spreading the cost of a well earned break. If we haven’t explained it very well, then please just pick up the phone and let us do the leg-work for you. Our number is 01449 710032. As we always say, this is a small, independent business, doing everything we can to ensure that you have a great stay with us. When you…

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We asked you about your Holiday habits…

We asked thousands of people on our database about their Holiday habits right now, to get a feel for where people’s heads were at regarding holidays and short breaks at the moment. This is a report on the findings of some questions we posed to our database in July 2022 (for future readers) Fortunately, as I write this in July 2022 we’re still extremely busy, but we know things are a bit strange out there. We wrote to say that we were scratching our heads a little to see what people were thinking. We are always looking to stay ahead of…

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A Guide to one of Suffolk’s Best Golf Parks

A Guide to one of Suffolk’s Best Golf Parks At Woodfarm Barns, we’re blessed with some truly great neighbours. Indeed, we’ve got some fantastic bars, restaurants and parks all within a short drive from our Barns for rent in Suffolk. In addition to such standout local attractions, our visitors are also just around the corner from Stonham Barns Golf Park. Committed to making golf fun and accessible to all, Stonham Barns Golf Park features everything from a traditional 9 hold course to adventure golf, indoor golf and footgolf. There’s also a dedicated big hole golf course which takes the basic…

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Top 5 Food Festivals in Suffolk

Aldeburgh Food and Drink FestivalHosted along the enchanting river Alde you can enjoy a mouth-watering amount of food flavours at the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival. Not only this, but they offer children’s workshops for cooking and have a range of visiting chefs each year. They offer a vast variety of food including seafood and a selection of street food. Felixstowe Food and Drink FestivalHeld early on in the summer, the Felixstowe Food and Drink Festival is a great place to kick your summer off great with their vast range of amazing food from local food and drink traders. What’s…

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A Brief History of Suffolk

In this article, we’ll be delving into the history of Suffolk, and seeing how the history has shaped this area of Suffolk and where can you go in modern day Suffolk to see these areas that have shaped the Suffolk we know and love. Of course, we’d highly recommend doing so when you’re enjoying one of our Barns or Barges for rent…The county of Suffolk was formed in the 5th century after the Romans had packed up and left Britain due to their empire falling apart. In the early 5th century, Suffolk was located in the Kingdom of East Anglia…

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Top 5 National Trusts to Visit

Across the whole of Suffolk there exists a range of existing National Trust destinations to visit. To let you in on the best of the best, we have narrowed down the selection to the top 5 that are most worth visiting inside of Suffolk. Ickworth ParkIckworth park houses around 1800 acres of land full of formal gardens and wonderful woodland to admire.  With all that is in the gardens, it’s a great place to get back to nature for a day. Not only this, but the gardens are even enjoyable during the whole year, so be sure to wrap up…

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Did Green Children Really Visit Suffolk?

We never shy away from the opportunity to talk about our green friends here at Woodfarm Barns and Barges. Indeed, as we’re only a short distance away from an alleged UFO hotspot in Rendlesham, it should come as no surprise that we like to talk up the martians whenever we get the opportunity. Whilst the idea of aliens is broadly accepted across the globe – and perhaps the universe at large – the notion of green children may be a little confusing to anyone unfamiliar with Suffolk myths and legends.Allow us to explain.It is believed by many that at some…

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Where to get the best Sunday roast in Suffolk

Besides moaning about the weather and respecting the legitimacy of queues, the traditional Sunday roast is perhaps the most English thing next to the Queen. Whether it be beef, chicken, or a vegetarian or vegan option, we’re rather spoiled in Suffolk when it comes to dining out somewhere special for a Sunday roast. When staying at one of our Barns and Barges, our guests have a tremendous number of options to choose between, which is why we’ve taken the time to whittle the list down to five of our favourites. The Plough & Sail, Snape No distance at all from…

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Where to go boating in Suffolk

At Woodfarm Barns and Barges, we’ll never pass up the opportunity to use the oft-repeated phrase that “there is nothing – absolutely nothing- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats”. Coined by Scottish writer and author of The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame, the quote perfectly captures the playful spirit that makes boating such an enjoyable pastime.  Whilst our neighbours in Norfolk might have the Norfolk Broads, we have plenty of boating destinations to shout about in Suffolk, and plenty of places for our visitors to get out and experience for themselves when staying at…

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Spotlight on: The Little Hall in Lavenham

Suffolk is, in many respects, a bit of a curiosity shop. Abounding with uniquely quirky things to see and do, it has a camel park, a living museum, and a UFO trail all inside of its 1,500 square miles. In addition to these unusual destinations is the Little Hall in Lavenham. No doubt better known as the setting for Godric’s Hollow in the Harry Potter franchise, Lavenham is a beautifully preserved village that proudly bears traces of its mediaeval past in the form of half-timbered wonky cottages and cobbled streets. One of the standout attractions of the village is Little…

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Suffolk Beaches Earn Distinguished ‘Blue Flag’ Award

At Woodfarm Barns and Barges, we’ve never been shy about our love for the beaches in Suffolk. Confident that they rival even the bluest of Caribbean beaches, we were naturally encouraged by the recent news that Felixstowe South and Pier and Southwold have been awarded Blue Flag status. For those not in the know, the Blue Flag award was launched in 1987 as part of an initiative to improve the quality of England’s coastline, and is awarded to only the best maintained beaches which have a superior water quality.  In addition to this criteria, it is necessary for beaches to…

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Dog Holidays, new ways to celebrate your four-legged doggy friends

Is your dog getting restless at home because he knows there are plenty of fun things to do out there, but you just don’t have the time or energy to take him on big, extravagant dog holidays? Well, we’ve got some good news for you!  There are now a number of dog holidays designed specifically for pet owners who want to make their furry friends happy. From cruises where dogs are welcome aboard to resorts that offer playtime and doggy daycare, your pooch will love you for taking him on one of these amazing getaways. So read on and start…

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Tuscany update May 2022

Starting to think about Woodfarm Tuscany again. It’s been a strange two years. Not sure if it has for you, but I really think this whole pandemic thing has altered our lives a little. Anyhoo, a few years ago I finally realised my dream of buying a home in Tuscany. I’m kinda fortunate that a) I could afford to, but I’ve worked for it so I don’t feel bad, and b) That I had a business with which to use as a vehicle to do it, and help pay for it. It’s actually over three years since I announced it…

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Secret Suffolk – What’s the deal with Shingle Street?

Now you may have never heard about Shingle Street, and you’re probably wondering what on earth it is. Well, you’ve come to the right spot if you want to know more about what it is and why it has a special place in Suffolk history. Shingle Street is a coastal settlement in Suffolk about 8 miles north of Felixstowe, facing the North Sea. Today, there are about a dozen buildings in the settlement. So, what is so important about some buildings lining a dead-end street on the North Sea coast? It all started in World War II when multiple conspiracy…

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6 places to go golfing in Suffolk

Whilst it’s rare that we find reason to disagree with American literary greats, Mark Twain’s assessment that golf “ruins a perfectly good walk” is clearly up for debate. In our minds, golf “complements a perfectly good walk”. With this in mind, we’ve gathered together five of the best places to take your clubs out when renting one of our Barns or Barges in Suffolk. Stonham Barns Golf Stonham Barns Golf Park is in every respect a golfer’s paradise. From a traditional 9 hole short golf course to an offbeat adventure golf course, Stonham Barns Golf Park also features an indoor…

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22 things to do in Suffolk in 2022

We’ve all been there; trying to plot and plan days out during the year, only to find that we’re struggling to find the best activity or new adventure to embark on. As keen problem solvers at Woodfarm Barns and Barges, we took it upon ourselves to solve this particular challenge by compiling a list of 22 fun and exciting things for you to do in Suffolk during 2022. 1.Go Ape, Thetford A thrilling way to start off a Suffolk to-do list this year is to strap in and climb the treetops at Go Ape in Thetford Forest. However, should you…

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A Guide to the Races in Suffolk

To look for availability of dates and bookings for Newmarket Racecourse events, follow this link here When journeying in Suffolk as you enjoy one of our Barns or Barges for rent, should you find yourself entering an unassuming town in the west, you might notice the welcome sign telling you that you are now entering the ‘Historic Headquarters of Horseracing.’ Any guesses for where you might be?  Newmarket Newmarket is a market town located near the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire border, and is considered to be the headquarters of British flat racing. And for good reason. The history in this town…

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Are Staycations Here to Stay?

It would be no exaggeration to say that the pandemic had us doing things we’d never done before. We all started to say “I think you’re on mute” quite a bit, we all bumped elbows when meeting one and other, and we all gathered around the television each month to find out how many walks we could take before becoming criminals.Whilst it’s safe to say that we’re all pleased to see the back of these things, there are some changes that will most definitely stick around. Staycations, for example, seem to remain a popular choice for British tourists despite international…

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WIN A FREE BREAK for you & friends for Woodfarm’s 13th Birthday!

We’re celebrating our 13th Birthday, so yes, Woodfarm is a teenager now! And as teenagers like to celebrate in a BIG way with friends, we’re giving away a free holiday, not just for you, but also for your friends! Yes, you read that correctly! This is a FREE BREAK for up to SIX PEOPLE! PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED AND WE HAVE A WINNER. DO NOT ENTER NOW The lucky winner and their friends will enjoy a four-night stay on a beautiful Dutch Barge in Suffolk, complete with all the mod cons on a quirky and unique…

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Visit England ROSE Award WINNERS!!!

The VisitEngland ROSE Awards are given annually to 100 VisitEngland quality assessed accommodation businesses that go the extra mile to provide excellent customer service. And guess who’s only just blooming gone and been awarded one in 2022? Oh yeah! This is what I read, when I opened the email from the Managing Director of VisitEngland; “Congratulations! I am delighted to announce that you have been awarded a 2022 VisitEngland ROSE Award in Recognition Of Service Excellence.” Well, you coulda knocked me down with a feather! All that being nice to humans has paid off! I mean, it has been paying…

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Easter Egg Hunt with our Barns & Barges

Our Easter Egg Hunt is on once more! And YOU could be our lucky WINNER! Up for grabs is a bunch of very posh, mouth-watering Easter treats, along with some Woodfarm goodies. This went down a storm in 2021, so we are doing it again for 2022! Just because we’re nice! I am going to rehash all my dreadful egg puns from last year though! We all love an Easter Egg Hunt, so go and find all 11 of ours and WIN. Eggs marks the spot folks! Oh, by the way, I apologise and (b)egg you to forgive me in…

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Takeaway options when renting our Barns

When it comes to being on holiday, it’s always good to know that you’re never far from good food. Whilst we’re suitably spoiled for restaurants in Suffolk (you can read all about our favourites over on our blog), we also have a fine array of takeaway options that allow our guests to dine in the comfort of their Barn or Cottage for rent in Suffolk.In order to whet your appetite and make sure that you’re able to quickly find what you need, we’ve assembled a variety of options that deliver to our Barns.  Zeera, DebenhamLocated just down the road in…

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How to have the best date night in Suffolk

From long walks on the beach to strolls through the park and evenings spent at outdoor movie theaters, it’s possible to enjoy just about every kind of date night when renting one of our Barns in Suffolk. Whilst Valentine’s might be a distant memory, you never need an excuse to make a proper day or night of dating. To provide some handy suggestions, we’ve put together an itinerary that covers all of the key bases for a great date night in Suffolk. A Romantic Stroll There’s no denying that all good date nights begin with a romantic stroll. Whether it’s…

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5 things to do in Suffolk this spring

After what seems like an infinite winter, the sun has returned along with his hat and shades to mark the beginning of a warm spring in Suffolk. A great time to visit our Barns for rent, spring makes it possible for our guests to get out and enjoy the very best that the county has to offer. Always keen to stoke the flames of inspiration, we’ve assembled a list of five things to do in Suffolk over the coming months.1. Hit the beach In spring?! Well, if the experts are to be believed, we’re in for unseasonably warm spring that…

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5 of the best stories from Suffolk folkore

From our very own Hound of the Baskervilles to a merman and vengeful ghost, Suffolk has quite a lot going for it in the folklore department. Much as we tried to determine the veracity of these stories, we’ve had to leave the jury well and truly out. Whilst they may not be the reason you rent one of our Barns and Barges in Suffolk, we think they make for some pretty good yarns over a glass of bubbly in one of our hot tubs at night.  The legend of the Bungay black dog It all started in 1577, so the legend…

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Holiday in Suffolk with extra treats? Sweet!

For years we’ve always strived to give our guests extra. We’ve built a reputation for thinking of all the little things that make your holiday or break extra special. And now we’ve sweetened the deal! See what we did there? Sweetened the deal? Sweets? Yeah, you got it. We designed our retro Staycation Stay Safely ‘posters’ for our Barns & Barges to evoke memories of a bygone era. We wanted to mirror the emotion of the old railway adverts, promoting Great British holidays. They went down an absolute storm with you all, and now we’ve added something new to go…

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Holiday Cottage in Tuscany update Feb 2022

Starting to think about our Holiday Cottage in Tuscany again… As I type this in February 2022, it’s been a strange two years for me. Not sure if it has for you, but I really think this whole pandemic thing has altered our lives a little. Even for those who swear that it’s all made up, as they had something new to deny. I wish I could have swapped my experience of having COVID 18 months ago with each of them, but that’d be tricky. Maybe I just made that up to help the mainstream media mess with their heads.…

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Where to Eat During a Self Catering Holiday in Suffolk

When it comes to self-catering holidays in Suffolk, we like to think that we provide everything guests need to do it in style. From expansive living spaces, open fires, and in close proximity to a range of exciting attractions, our Barns for rent are perfectly primed for self catering holidays with hot tubs.  Providing all of the bedding and towels that guests will need during their stay, it’s possible to pack light when visiting our Barns. Of course, when thinking about self-catering holidays in Suffolk, it’s good to know what kind of options are available when it comes to the…

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Holiday cottages with hot tubs

At Woodfarm Barns, we want to offer you the best possible short break, and on this page, we have summed up the best things to do when you’re staying at our Barns for a truly special holiday with a hot tub. We’ve also taken a closer look at why our Holiday cottages with hot tubs provide our accommodation with a certain edge. Before diving into the hot tubs, here’s a little bit of background about us. Woodfarm Barns offers Barns for rent in an area south of the small Suffolk village of Stonham Aspal. In addition to our Barns, we…

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Fancy WINNING a FREE Holiday in Suffolk?  

As a big thank you from us to you, and to show you how much we love you for choosing Woodfarm as your ‘go to’ place to relax and unwind, once a year we’re going to give one lucky recipient a FREE BREAK! But in reverse!… Once a year, on Valentine’s Day we will pick one booking from the previous 365 days and refund the cost of that break IN FULL!!! How’s that for sharing the love?!?! Yes, you read that correctly. Every year we will randomly select one of our bookings and refund the cost of that booking. IN FULL!…

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Two night break for £200… straight to charity!

No, we didn’t start the year with an administrative error. We started the year with a raffle that allowed the winner to book a two night break at one of our Barns for rent for £200…that we sent straight to the chosen charity of the winner.  “Why on earth did you do this when January is already a quiet month in your industry and it’ll cost you more than a few quid?” I hear you ask.  Well, the simple answer is, sometimes we’re nice here at Woodfarm Barns and Barges. And what could be nicer than treating someone to a…

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5 of the Best Breweries in Suffolk

There are few things more appetising than a cold, refreshing beer on a hot summer day, or a cold winter day, or a mild springtime day. Across Suffolk, there are a huge range of different breweries to have a meander or tour around, allowing you to see first hand where your favourite drink is made commercially. Greene King Brewery – Bury St Edmunds Greene King is a familiar face in the pub industry, running over 2700 pubs, restaurants and hotels in towns and villages all across the country. Something you may not know, however, is that under each logo is…

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5 of the Best Markets in Suffolk

It is a universally accepted truth that markets are great. They sell a wide range of specially made products, ranging from food to clothes, books and a range of specialist products. What’s more, they show off the best, homemade, locally sourced products available. So, here are five of the best markets in Suffolk to explore when you rent one of our Barns or Barges. Bury St Edmunds’ Markets Every Wednesday and Saturday, stalls descend onto Buttermarket and Cornhill in the town centre of Bury St Edmunds, with around 60 stalls on a Wednesday and 80 stalls on a Saturday. Every…

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Top 5 Tearooms in Suffolk

Tea rooms are a great place for just about every occasion and are especially good if you find yourself out and want a place to get food and drink. So, should you find yourself renting one of our Barns or Barges for rent, and find yourself wanting to indulge in some sweet pastries and hot drinks, here are some of the best tea rooms in Suffolk: Nora’s Tea Room- Sproughton Located in Sproughton, Nora’s Tearoom is a 1940s themed establishment where not only can you enjoy a nice hot drink, but you can take a look around ‘The Shed’, a…

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Walks in Suffolk near our Barns & Cottages

Here’s the best walks in Suffolk near our Barns & Cottages You don’t need to be a rambler or a Womble to enjoy taking a walk around Suffolk when renting one of our Barns. Sure, it might make things more exciting, but it isn’t a strict requirement. To make sure that you’re heading off in the right direction, we’ve rounded up a selection of the best strolls to take when joining us in sunny Suffolk. Crowfield Church Next door but one to our Barns for rent, Crowfield Church is one of the few remaining timber-framed churches in Suffolk. It’s also…

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Our favourite Delis in Suffolk

Here’s a little round up of our favourite delis in Suffolk. We are blessed with some amazing food & drink, and some very passionate people sharing them with us. This is a little temporary holding page until we do write ups, but there are links… Earsham Street Deli, Bungay Our absolute fave, and suppliers to Woodfarm for many years. As the name suggests, they are purveyors of wonderful foodie treats, in Earsham Street. That’s in Bungay. The Bungay area is well worth a visit whilst you’re staying with us, as there are some picturesque villages around there. And whilst you’re…

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Out & about in Suffolk: A few of my favourite things

No, nothing to do with raindrops appearing on roses, or even the whiskers on cute kittens, but this is a bunch of our favourite things to do or visit when on holiday in Suffolk. We are often asked to recommend pubs, walks, beaches, places for afternoon tea etc, so we’ve pulled a whole load of our favourites together into one place. Effectively this page will give you enough to keep you occupied for your whole stay, whether it’s on one of our Barges, or in our Barns or Cottages. Some of the things listed are nearer to one or the…

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The Top 4 Christmas Markets in Suffolk in 2021

Where has this year gone – 2021 has flown by and now it’s that time of year again where the Christmas blogs start appearing like Mariah Carey on shopping centre soundsystems! In the second Christmas blog of 2021, let’s talk about Christmas markets to truly get in the Christmas spirit. Christmas Market – Trinity Park – 4th December 2021 Trinity Park Conference & Events Centre, located on a huge expanse of land just outside of Ipswich, is home to a fantastic Christmas market in Suffolk that has plenty to offer. On display from across the region there will be 70…

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Inside the ‘Living Museum’ in Suffolk

The Museum of East Anglian Life, located in the small Suffolk town of Stowmarket is well worth considering when renting a Barn or Barge in Suffolk. It all started in 1903 when Ena and Vera Longe purchased Abbot’s Hall Estate – just off of the streets of Stowmarket – an estate that dates back to the medieval time. In the 1950s and the 1960s, whilst the country was seeing problems with skill trades and equipment, farmer Jack Carter and the Suffolk Local History Council went to collect and display objects from the depths of East Anglia and travelled to temporarily…

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How to ride a camel when in Suffolk?

Ok – so you may now be thinking – camel riding in Suffolk? But, trust me, it does exist. And it exists at the UK’s only camel park – Camel Park Oasis. Located in North Suffolk, in between Harleston and Halesworth, this park lets you get up close to real life camels, who are extremely friendly. The camel park also features a wide range of other animals on show. So, what could you do when you go to Camel Park for a day out? Oasis Camel Park is the only place in the UK where you are able to get…

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The Best Escape Rooms in Suffolk

With multiple Escape Rooms to experience in Suffolk, and with a range of themes to choose from, we have gathered a list of the top five to enjoy when staying at one of our Barns and Barges to rent in Suffolk. Suffolk Escape Rooms – Nr Mildenhall  Escape Rooms Suffolk, located just outside of Mildenhall is a great Escape Room Venue which owns the coveted title of being rated first on TripAdvisor. If you are after a day out in Suffolk at an escape room, you won’t go wrong by checking this place out and trying your hand at one…

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What’s On In Suffolk This Christmas?

Christmas ads are on the telly, Christmas songs are being played in shops up and down the country, and now you’ve found yourself reading an article about the best things to do in Suffolk over Christmas.  There’s no getting away from it, Christmas is here and won’t be going away until the last mince pie is swept from the table at some point between Boxing Day and New Year.Whilst it might be fashionable to grumble that it’s “that time of year again”, there’s plenty to be out and enjoying in (a hopefully) snowy Suffolk that even Ebenezer Scrooge himself would…

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Where to find the best live music in Suffolk

Throughout the year, Suffolk hosts a wide range of music events, from the popular Latitude Festival to the equally great Newmarket Nights, but what about the rest of the year? Where else can you experience great live music in Suffolk? Obviously our team at Woodfarm Barns knows all the best places… The Apex Theatre – Bury St Edmunds Situated in the centre of the vibrant Arc shopping centre in Bury St Edmunds, the Apex Theatre has a great range of acts you can see, ranging from theatre performances, with musicals and spectacular shows, to a wide range of music genres,…

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Suffolk Holiday Hacks

As a blog writer who hasn’t moved out of Suffolk at all in their lifetime, and who has stayed in the same corner of Suffolk for the past thirty years – but has been all over the county – I’m certainly somewhat qualified to help you make the most of your holiday in Suffolk: Experience Suffolk’s beautiful beaches With around 50 miles of stunning shoreline overlooking the North Sea, and many villages and towns littered across the coastline, there is plenty of variety for what your ideal beach day out or holiday is. For example, you can visit the tranquil…

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Top Historical Sites In Suffolk

Throughout the 8th largest county by size, there is a huge amount of history to explore and to discover the amazing heritage and legacy that it has left behind. And, you may notice a ‘Cambridgeshire’ entrance here, but its history is so great that it must be mentioned. Orford Castle Orford Castle is located in the quiet, former port village of Orford, located next to, but across the water to, Orford Ness. Built in the 12th century by the orders of King Henry II to consolidate his regional powers within East Anglia, it has been described by some as ‘one…

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How to Speak Suffolk: 10 Suffolk Sayings To Know Before You Visit

Anyone remotely familiar with British geography will be able to tell you that once you enter a new county, you find yourself hearing an altogether new kind of language.This rule holds true in our beautiful county of Suffolk and we’re quietly proud of the oddities and twists to the English language that some of our neighbours are keen on using. If staying on board one of our Barges or renting one of our Barns will be the first time you visit Suffolk, it will be no bad thing to have a working knowledge of these 10 popular Suffolk sayings  ahead…

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5 Of The Best Suffolk Ghost Stories

Whether you’re a believer, skeptic, or think it’s all a bunch of nonsense, there’s no denying that a good ghost story around Halloween makes for a good bit of light entertainment. As a county with a centuries of documented history, it will come as no surprise that there are plenty of paranormal goings-on that are rumoured to have taken place around Suffolk. Donning our deerstalker hats and grabbing our pipes once again, we’ve done our best to get to the bottom of five of the most popular Suffolk ghost stories in time for Halloween.  Rougham Mirage Haunted houses are so…

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Top 5 Places for Afternoon Tea in Suffolk

When it comes to enjoying a holiday in Suffolk, there’s nothing more quintessentially British than enjoy an afternoon tea. With this in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to provide a rundown of five of our favourite places to check out when staying at one of our Barns or Barges for rent. Riverhills Spa & Health Club – Bramford Now you may be thinking – why is a spa and health club featuring on a list about where to get an afternoon tea? Well, at Riverhills, which is just outside Ipswich, you can enjoy a relaxing, tranquil…

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Woodfarm Barns Investigates – Suffolk’s myths and legends

Though it was as recent as 1974 that it was officially unified after the Local Government Act of 1972, our treasured and beautiful county of Suffolk dates back to Anglo-Saxon times. With such a long history, it’s hardly surprising that the county has more than a few interesting myths and legends associated with it. In acknowledgement of this fact, we decided to grab our deerstalker hats and investigate some of these mysteries. Black Shuck The definition of a ‘black shuck’ is a ghostly black dog. This ghostly black dog is said to roam the Suffolk coastline, occasionally venturing further inland…

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Top 5 Views in Suffolk

Suffolk, being a fairly low-lying county, with the Fens just touching the edge in the North, and the highest point being the highest point of the Newmarket Ridge (which runs from just north of Hertford to Sudbury) at 136 metres. With this in mind, it’s no surprise to discover that Suffolk is packed full of picturesque views to enjoy when renting a Barn or Barge here. Framlingham Castle – Framlingham Dubbed the ‘Castle on the Hill’ by Ed Sheeran, Framlingham Castle is a castle that was originally erected in 1148, destroyed in 1173-4, but then later rebuilt afterwards. The view…

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What’s On in Suffolk in Autumn 2021?

Whilst it pains us to write an article discussing autumn when it feels as though we never got to enjoy summer, it certainly pays to plan ahead when visiting Suffolk in autumn. Thankfully, with restrictions being lifted and life going back to normal, this autumn presents a fantastic opportunity to truly appreciate the many things that make Suffolk an exciting place to holiday in. It is with this in mind that we’ve put together a list of events and goings-on to enjoy when staying on board one of our Barges or at one of our Barns over the next few…

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Five top tips for great Romantic Breaks

Every relationship benefits from Romantic Breaks from time to time. Here’s our top five tips for getting the most out of them: 5 – Go somewhere new to both of you. We all have memories of wonderful places we’ve been in the past. It’s only natural that we should what to share these places with our partner. However it is just as important to take some of your Romantic Breaks in locations that are new to the both of you. That way you can make new memories together. Experiencing new things and new places together is a wonderful way to…

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Our Suffolk Holiday Cottages location & layout

We often get asked where our Suffolk Holiday Cottages are located, where they sit in relation to each other, if the gardens are fully enclosed (yes they are), and questions about our fully enclosed Doggy Meadow ‘Woof-Farm Barns’. Well, here’s all the answers in one very simple page… We have a ‘Location’ page HERE, but as you can see from the map below, our Suffolk Holiday Cottages are in the Heart of the Suffolk Countryside. Our lovely Barges are moored on two Suffolk Rivers (The Alde and The Deben), both in iconic locations, at Snape Maltings and The Tidemill in…

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Why we ask for your email address and how we protect your privacy

We have always believed in being very open and honest, and have written extensively about how we do our marketing. We do it in a very legitimate way, in a world unfortunately inhabited by scammers, scoundrels, ne-er do wells, and vagabonds. Have a read of this and if you’re still not comfy, then just don’t give us your details. That’s ok. We are writing this to explain in a very transparent way, how we market ourselves to people just like you. We have eight Holiday Cottages in the Heart of the Suffolk Countryside, and two Dutch Barges in iconic locations…

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5 Of The Best Things You Can Only Do In Suffolk

Suffolk really is quite a large county – it is the 8th largest in England, to be precise – which helps to explain why there is so much to do here! From sightseeing, to exploring the heritage and history of Suffolk, to then going out and exploring all of our magnificent towns and villages, there is something for everyone throughout the magnificent county of Suffolk. So, what can you ONLY do in Suffolk? Visit our spectacular towns and villages Suffolk is full of idyllic towns and villages which stretch from every corner of the county – all with their own…

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5 of the Best Green Spaces in Suffolk

Nature can always be depended on to create an attractive retreat that allows us all to relax and to soak up the sunshine on a lovely summer’s day. Especially those ones which have a lovely essence to them, with a water feature, or something that makes those long summer’s days even more memorable. With so many green spaces to choose from in Suffolk, we have whittled them down to a list of 5, allowing you to easily streamline your choices and enjoy the Great British Summer for however long it’ll last this time around. Thetford Forest – Around Thetford Straddling…

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A Dog’s Day At Woodfarm Barns

As if being asked to sit on command wasn’t embarrassing enough, I’ve now been asked to write a blog about my holiday at Woodfarm Barns. Don’t get me wrong, I had exactly the kind of holiday befitting a dog of my superior pedigree, but really, a blog post? My writing style is positively Dickensian in its attention to detail and is much better suited to the traditional hardback than anything that lives on the internet. Alas, I’ll consent to writing this blog because if there’s one thing I detest more than poorly written sentences, it’s bad manners. The humans and…

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Bug Hotel Expansion @ Woodfarm

Yes folks, our Bug Hotel has expanded, providing yet more luxury accommodation for the creatures we share this little planet with! Actually, truth be told, it’s not really aimed at the little creature market, as it’s a Hedgehog House. But, Bug Hotel sounds cooler, and to be honest, I’m sure that some Bugs have already found their way in. I feel I’m digressing somewhat. If you follow us diligently (and why wouldn’t you?) you may recall in November 2019 that we blogged to tell you about our business expansion into the Bug & Hedgehog world. You can read all about…

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Our Holiday Cottage in Tuscany vs. COVID

A few years ago I had a dream. A dream of a beautiful little hilltop Holiday Cottage in Tuscany. One with the most breathtaking views from a gorgeous terrace, glass in hand, listening to the cicadas as the sun goes down. This was all due to start a year or so ago, and I was going to share it with you. Lots of you got very excited about it. So did I. Then along came a thing called COVID, and changed the course of many things for many people. Not only did it close my business in the UK for 227…

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A Staycation at Woodfarm Barns or Barges: What’s it all about?

Thanks ever so much for your interest in a Staycation at Woodfarm Barns & Barges. When we answer an enquiry, there’s so much that we’d like to say, but we try to keep it short & sweet. Now you’re on this page though, why not put the kettle on, make a cuppa, and read some more?… Reviews & StuffWe’ve got tons! Around 700 Five Star Reviews on Tripadvisor, Facebook and Google in fact. We could make all sorts of claims about how awesome we are, but why not see what actual humans who have paid to stay with us say?…

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5 of our Favourite Cafes in Suffolk

If you’re out and about, especially meandering through the beautiful villages and towns of Suffolk, a café will likely be a much-needed pitstop. The only problem, of course, is that there are so many to choose from. So, to help you out, we’ve put together a list of five of our favourite cafes from different corners of Suffolk so that you’re not short of them for when you’re visiting our fine county David’s of Sudbury Located in the heart of South Suffolk, David’s of Sudbuy is not just a café but a branded bar and bistro. With an extensive menu…

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5 of our Favourite Independent Coffee Shops in Suffolk

Whether you’re out and about in the town centres, or simply fancy a nice, relaxing refreshment, we’ve got you covered with our selection of fantastic coffee shops located around the magnificent county of Suffolk. Applaud Coffee – Ipswich Located just a short walk away from the main shopping centres of Ipswich, and tucked away in the back streets of the town, you’ll find the quaint coffee shop of Applaud Coffee. Established in 2013, it quickly rose up the ranks after being awarded the ‘Best Coffee Shop in Suffolk’ by the East Anglia Daily Times in 2020. If this wasn’t enough…

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5 of our Favourite Suffolk Boutiques

Boutiques form a beautiful addition to Suffolk’s high streets and remain a popular choice for today’s shoppers. You’ll find many spread across the county and they promise to offer a pleasant experience when it comes to taking a stroll and upgrading your wardrobe. With so many to choose from within the historic county of Suffolk, we’ve whittled the vast amount to 5, so next time you’re out and about in the towns below, be sure to take a look around these gems! Collen & Clare – Southwold Sat on the beautiful High Street, in what could arguably be the most…

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The Best Fish and Chip Shops in Suffolk

As well as being blessed with countless pubs, restaurants and sites of interest, Suffolk is also home to a number of impressive fish and chip shops. Thanks to its proximity to the coast, visitors to our county are invited to enjoy some of the finest and freshest Cod, Haddock and chip shop chips you’ll find just about anywhere. To help you enjoy Britain’s favourite dish in Suffolk, we’ve rounded up five of the best fish and chip shops to visit when staying at Woodfarm Barns and Barges. Debenham Fish & Chips A family-run traditional chippy nearby our Barns for rent…

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Limited Edition Woodfarm Fridge Magnets

We have a little batch of these Limited Edition fridge magnets with our funky retro design on. These are to leave in all our Barns, Cottages, and Barges for guests to take home, but we are happy to send you a couple too! It may be that you are a previous guest, or somebody who is intending to book a break with us at some point soon. Either way, we’re happy to pop a couple in the post for you, just because we’re nice! We’ll send you a Woodfarm Barns and a Woodfarm Barges magnet to make your fridge look…

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WIN SUFFOLK CHEESES EVERY MONTH for a year for our 12th Birthday!

Yes, you read that correctly. How d’ya fancy winning the competition that keeps on giving? Yup, a prize of some cheese from Suffolk (and some beyond to be honest), every single month for the next 12 months to celebrate our 12th year in business! Just a little hint though, you will need to give us permission to contact you otherwise we can’t tell you if you win. Details below. Ok, we kinda had most of a year off recently due to COVID, but we’ll still send you 12 prizes every month for a year! It’s 12 years since Woodfarm fell…

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5 of The Best Dog-Friendly Beaches to Visit in Suffolk

Beaches are, unsurprisingly, what many people place at the top of their list when it comes to planning a holiday. Thankfully, Suffolk isn’t short of them. Along the North Sea coasts, you will find a range of different seaside resorts, ranging from tiny villages to large towns, all with different features. Some have picturesque British piers, others have amusements and fish & chip shops. Many have fantastic beaches. However, if you want to bring your four-legged friend along you’ll need to head to one of the dog-friendly options. Fortunately, there are quite a few beaches which welcome pooches in Suffolk.…

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In A Nutshell: A Brief History of The Smallest Pub In Britain

There are quite a few things which put Suffolk on the map, which include the picturesque scenery, the beautiful beaches on the coastline and the amazing activities which take place, as well as the stunning towns. One of these stunning towns in question is Bury St Edmunds, which features the only cathedral in Suffolk and the magnificent Abbey Gardens. However, there is a lot of boozy heritage in Bury, with the Greene King Brewery located in the heart of the town, where you can take a tour around and see how the beer is produced and then around the corner…

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5 of the Best Things to do in Suffolk this Summer

Suffolk is a marvellous county located in a beautiful part of England. With ever-lasting fields stretching on for miles, only to be interrupted by bustling, vibrant historic villages or towns, Suffolk has a lot to offer. From town life to country life, there is something for everyone. We’ve lined up five of the best things to do, to get out and about this summer, and to enjoy the best that Suffolk has to offer.1) Visiting the towns and villagesSuffolk towns and villages all have their own wonderful history and very different architectural styles, as well as a variety of activities…

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4 of the Best Music Festivals to Enjoy in Suffolk This Summer

Suffolk is a mixture of different hives of activity. From the rolling hills and the beautiful scenery, which you find mostly throughout the villages to the bustling, vibrant towns which are dotted around the county. Music festivals are, of course, an amazing way to experience what the local countryside has to offer. With most of them being set in beautiful locations, and with your favourite music blasting through the speakers as you relax, enjoy and dance to your favourite tunes, and on this list, there is something for everyone to enjoy listening to.1) Newmarket NightsSituated on the Suffolk-Cambridgeshire border, Newmarket…

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10 of the best things to do in Ipswich

Ipswich – a vibrant town located in East Suffolk and not a far drive from our Barns and Barges for rent, offers just about everything that Suffolk has a reputation for. With quite a bit of history around the area, including the famous findings of Sutton Hoo at the neighbouring town of Woodbridge, and a great range of things to see and do, you may want to consider the following options when planning a visit of your own.1) Alton Water Located only five miles south of Ipswich town centre, you will find the manmade reservoir at Alton Water, and there…

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Where to go paddle boarding in Suffolk

Photo courtesy of CSG SUP Gear Ltd Paddle boarding is a great spring or summer activity in Suffolk – or during the colder seasons too, if you’re experienced!  If you’re thinking about booking a break or holiday in the UK, whether paddleboarding, relaxing or embarking on a walking holiday with your dog(s), Woodfarm Barns is a tranquil spot in the Suffolk countryside where you can call home for a little while! We have eight Luxury Cottages at our Stonham Aspal location (seven of which have Hot Tubs), plus two static holiday barges at Woodbridge and Snape Maltings. All of our…

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5 of the Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Suffolk

As well as being home to plenty of historic houses and landmarks, Suffolk is also home to an impressive range of vegan and vegetarian restaurants. From classically inspired eateries to more chic and modern offerings, there’s an outstanding amount of choice when it comes to tucking into some meat-free dishes when you’re out and about in Suffolk.   To help you navigate the available options, we’ve rounded up a list of five of our favourite vegan and vegetarian restaurants to check out when staying with us at Woodfarm Barns and Barges: The Walnut Tree Serving up some delectable dishes, the Walnut…

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5 of the Best Cycling Routes in Suffolk

You may have noticed that at Woodfarm Barns and Barges, we like to shout about Suffolk. In particular, we like to shout about how great all of its villages and towns are, and how they’re full of some seriously exciting things to see and do. Whilst we recognise that many people rent a Barn or Barge in Suffolk to enjoy a spot of R&R, we’re also aware of the many people who join us each year looking for something that gets them out and about. It’s with this in mind that we got to thinking about all of the fantastic…

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21 of the best places to visit in Suffolk in 2021

Every county in the UK has its best things to see and do, but we think the best things to see and do in the country can be found right here in Suffolk. Whilst this might sound like a bit of a stretch, we’re hoping that you’ll stick with us (and be suitably convinced) by our list of 21 of the best places to visit in Suffolk in 2021: The beaches Suffolk is home to a range of amazing beaches up and down its coastline on the North Sea. With stunning seaside towns, such as Lowestoft, in the north, Felixstowe…

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5 of the Best Places for Rest and Relaxation in Suffolk

Modern life can be stressful – there is no doubt about that. It’s all bills, taxes and traffic. Even thinking about all of that is stress-inducing. Sometimes, you just need to take a step back and breathe.  Or, more properly, you need to rent a Barge or Barn in Suffolk and enjoy a day out at a spa during your visit.  To remove the stress of looking up the best spas and salons available to relax in around Suffolk, we’ve rounded up a selection of five of the best. Heritage Beauty & Wellbeing – Near Bury St Edmunds Nestled away…

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The Town & Country: Five of the Best to Visit in Suffolk This Summer

To get you inspired ahead of the summer, we’ve rounded up five of the most exciting towns and villages to explore in Suffolk. With plenty of destinations to meander around, areas to explore, and restaurants and bars to discover, we’re confident that our list of two towns and three villages will provide something for everyone renting a Barn or Barge in Suffolk to enjoy. 1: Aldeburgh Situated on the stunning Suffolk shoreline and surrounded by beautiful scenery, Aldeburgh is undeniably one of the most charming destinations to explore in East Suffolk. Boasting a blue flag shingle beach and a beautiful…

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10 of The Best Things Couples Can Do In Bury St Edmunds

When it comes to visiting our Barns and Barges, couples will no doubt be keen to get out and explore everything that Suffolk has to offer. Whilst we’ve previously produced articles on all of the various activities which are available to couples, we thought it would be worth focussing in on all of the best things to see and do in Bury St Edmunds.Affectionately and rightly described as “a jewel in the crown of Suffolk”, this historic market town has an impressive collection of bars, restaurants and grounds for couples to get stuck into.To get stuck in, we’ve compiled a…

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Laptops for children – can you help?

As I type this, we are a year into a global pandemic, meaning our schools are pretty much closed. I don’t want to make this all political, but we know there’s a big shortfall in the need for Laptops for children, so I decided to do something about it. I’m asking for your help too, so please give me a few minutes of your time and read on… I can’t make much of a dent in the problem, but figured if I could buy just one laptop that could go directly to a child in need of one, then you…

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5 Reasons Why You Have to Rent a Barge in Suffolk This Summer

Kenneth Grahame, celebrated author of The Wind in The Willows, once famously declared that “there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as messing about in boats”. Whilst the Barges available to rent Woodfarm Barges are moored, we’re still confident that our guests are able to discover the truth of this wisdom when enjoying a holiday on board either Onderneming or Twee Gebroeders.   Dating back to the 1800s, our converted Dutch Sailing Barges are comfortably furnished and equipped with everything guests would expect from modern holiday accommodation. From cozy cabins to comfortable saloons and all the…

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5 Reasons to rent a cottage in Suffolk this Summer

At Woodfarm Barns and Barges, it will come as no surprise to learn that we believe renting a Cottage or Barn for a holiday in Suffolk is the best thing you can do in summer. Providing you with everything you need to relax in comfort and style, our Cottages and Barns allow you to experience everything that our fantastic county has to offer from a comfortable and superbly equipped base.   To put forward a case for why you absolutely have to rent a Cottage or Barn in Suffolk this summer, we’ve assembled a list of the top five reasons for…

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10 of the Best Places to Wine and Dine in Suffolk

At Woodfarm Barns and Barges, we’re committed to providing the best possible experience for couples looking to get away for a holiday in Suffolk. Situated amidst beautiful countryside surroundings and equipped with hot tubs and cosy bedrooms, we’re fairly sure that our accommodation has everything you could possibly require for a memorable romantic break. We’re confident, too, that the location of our Cottages, Barns and Barges make it easy for guests to do all of the things they could possibly want to do when taking a break, whether they’re celebrating a special anniversary or simply enjoying a summer holiday.   Recently,…

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Secret Suffolk: 5 of the Best Hidden Gems You Should Know About

Every county in the world has its hidden gems and Suffolk is no exception. Behind every one of its standout attractions, there are various exciting destinations tucked away just waiting to be discovered by the more informed traveler.  From a forest and walking trail rumoured to be visited by UFOs, to a farm full of rare breeds, there’s a lot more to our floral and historic county than meets the eyes.   Giving you the lowdown on some of these lesser known spots, we’ve rounded up five of the best hidden gems you should know about when renting one of our…

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How To Plan The Perfect Romantic Suffolk Summer Staycation

We’re pretty confident that Suffolk rivals the big boys when it comes to romantic holiday destinations. We’re so confident, in fact, that we previously mentioned it in the same breath as Paris and Venice when describing the best place to take a couples holiday. Doubling down on this suggestion, we’re back to provide you with a detailed plan for the perfect romantic staycation in Suffolk. From fine dining to long walks on the beach and even horse riding, we’ve got everything you could possibly desire from a couples holiday right here in our beautiful county.  Whether you’re marking a special…

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COVID-19 Policy – Woodfarm Barns & Barges

We are pleased to say we are up and running with a sense of ‘new normal’, having been forced to close for 227 days during 2020 and 2021. Clearly we have to hope that we remain open. However, if the worst happens again, you will not lose your money. We are happy for you to book a future break on the basis that it may be affected if there are further national lockdowns. In that event we will credit the money you have paid to a future break. There will be no restriction on when you have to book it,…

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WIN Jelly Beans & Woodfarm stuff!

Here at the Woodfarm Marketing Department, we have weekly Zoom meetings during lockdown. Andrew (Mr. Tech Geezer) has an enormous jar of Jelly Beans in his office, so we thought it would be a fun idea to get you lot to guess how many are left in there, and WIN your own tub of Jelly Beans, along with some ‘money can’t buy’ Woodfarm goodies! SIMPLY SHARE THE POST ON FACEBOOK, AND FILL THE FORM IN LOWER DOWN THIS PAGE FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!!! We are working on our magazine ‘Woodfarm Life’, which is challenging over Zoom, but we’re almost…

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5 Questions The Internet Is Asking About Suffolk

As well as online shopping, video streaming and a whole host of other exciting things, the internet has made it possible to find out the questions everyone is asking.  Indeed, Google regularly publishes a list of the most frequently asked questions on their platform, making it easier than ever to read the minds of internet users around the world.    In 2020, the search giant revealed that the five most popular questions asked by Brits were: 1. Who won the election? 2. Where does vanilla flavouring come from? 3. How many cases of coronavirus in the UK? 4. What is VE…

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Suffolk Goes to Hollywood: 5 Film and TV Locations You Can Visit

Thanks to its historic cathedrals, unusual architecture, and bountiful countryside, Suffolk has provided filmmakers with a rich variety of backdrops over the years. From period dramas to sagas about boy wizards, sites around Suffolk feature in more blockbusters than you might expect. Largely open to the public, many of these film locations can be visited during a holiday and make for a truly unique day out.  To spark a little inspiration, we’ve gathered up five of our favourite spots to visit when holidaying at one of our barns or barges for rent. The TV Show: The Crown The Location: Newmarket…

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4 of the Best Books Set in Suffolk

The British writer T.S Eliot once claimed that “immature poets imitate; mature poets steal” and the very same goes for anyone trying to write about the brilliance of a holiday in Suffolk.  Indeed, why try to describe the excellence of the county when more successful authors have  done a much better job of it before? To make this point more clear, I’ve unearthed four notable works of literature that refer to the towns and coastline of Suffolk in far more exciting ways than I’m capable of.  If they don’t inspire you to take a holiday in Suffolk, I’m not sure…

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5 of the Best Dog Walks in Suffolk

When it comes to taking a holiday at one of our barns or on board one of our barges, one of the best things you can do is bring along your furry best friend. Totally dog-friendly, our holiday accommodation in Suffolk makes it easy for you to bring the whole family with you to explore the many beautiful walks around the county. Whilst you’ll no doubt be looking forward to settling into the hot tub and enjoying a bottle of something special, your pooch will be keen to stretch their four legs whilst on holiday.  With this in mind, we’ve…

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5 Historic Sites To See During your trip to Suffolk

As a county established back in the fifth century it’s no wonder that Suffolk has a fair few relics hiding out amongst its towns and countryside. Besides historic houses and early century churches, Suffolk also boasts various ruins and well preserved castles that make for a fantastic day out.   Rounding up five of the most exciting historic sites to visit in Suffolk, we’re confident that you’ll schedule a little time travelling into your next holiday. Each easily accessible from our barns and barges for rent, we’re sure that you’ll enjoy these unique destinations when staying with us.      Bury St Edmunds…

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5 Historic Houses to See During a Holiday in Suffolk

When it comes to history, Suffolk has something of an enviable reputation. From thirteenth century churches to abbeys and stately homes, Suffolk competes with the very best when it comes to sites of historic interest.  Perhaps the best way to get immersed in the rich history and heritage of Suffolk, however, is to visit one of its many historic houses. Largely open to the public, it’s incredibly easy to travel back in time and discover something special in the towns and villages around the county.    1: The Red House Located in the coastal town of Aldeburgh, the Red House was…

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