Our ‘Hansel & Gretel’ chocolate box cottage! Gorgeous old wooden sleigh bed on the bedroom mezzanine, overlooking the lounge. A really cosy, romantic cottage and perfect for dogs with its large garden.
Fully fitted farmhouse style kitchen-diner with Belfast sink, ancient Welsh dresser and antique dining table. Squishy sofa in the lounge, antique features and low lighting, Alde Barn is set back on its own opposite the Koi pond.
High-vaulted ceilings with huge oak beams and a winding, handmade timber staircase. Well-organised shower room downstairs. Log-burning stove.
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Alde Barn – the finer details
You enter this holiday cottage in Suffolk into a farmhouse style kitchen with a pretty antique farm table next to the stable door entrance so that in fine weather you can open up the door for a lovely airy start to the day and round to your ‘Indoor, Outdoor Garden Room’ with your very own private luxury Hot Tub.
The fully equipped kitchen is well laid out with ample work surface, a kitchen Range cooker, Belfast sink, microwave and fridge. As the premium meadow barn, Alde also has a superb Nespresso coffee machine and coffee capsules.
Outside this holiday cottage in Suffolk, you have a large, fully enclosed private garden laid mainly to lawn, with the fabulous ‘indoor outdoor’ room as we’ve said, with your luxury Hot Tub, as well as a patio with BBQ and table and chairs for Al Fresco dining.
The kitchen area of your luxury holiday cottage in Suffolk leads through to an intimate living area with a comfy, squishy sofa, lovely log burning fire and smart TV.
The luxurious main room has very a high vaulted ceiling with huge, exposed oak beams and a winding hand-made timber staircase that leads up to a charming mezzanine bedroom with a gorgeous old solid wood double sleigh bed
There is a well-organised shower room on the ground floor with a good-sized powerful fixed rose ‘watering can’ style shower, loo and hand basin with luxury hand soap
Because of the enclosed garden and oak floors we are happy to accept pets in all our barn cottages. We normally accept up to 3 dogs. We even leave a dog treat as well as a delicious local breakfast basket for the humans!
We also have a huge fully secure two-acre meadow for our four-legged guests to run around and play with each other, along with seating for the two-legged guests to chat as well! There’s a smaller section inside for nervous or older dogs to exercise on their own.
Outside your luxury holiday cottage in Suffolk you have a large enclosed private garden laid mainly to lawn, with a patio and BBQ with table and chairs for Al Fresco dining
There is ample off-road parking.
Alde is one of our five-holiday cottage barns in the wooded meadow beside The Granary, Woodfarm House and Meadow View Cottage – These luxurious barns vary in price according to size, position, equipment etc so represent great value, as well as having something to suit everyone’s taste and budget!
The Barns nestle into the mature trees around the pond and water feature to create a peaceful little environment to relax in and there is also a lovely communal decked area overlooking the pond for when you feel sociable or just want to enjoy the sunset.
The Meadow is down a pretty country lane just outside the little Suffolk village of Stonham Aspal.
There are lovely walks and cycling straight from the Barns and the pretty Suffolk Coast is just 30 minutes away. Bikes are also available FREE of charge!
All our meadow barns are named after nearby Suffolk rivers. The river Alde winds its way through from the sea, inland at nearby Aldeburgh, which is a really popular destination for so many of our holiday cottage guests.
- Huge Private Hot Tub
- Fully fitted kitchen
- Nespresso coffee machine
- Mezzanine bedroom
- Double solid wood sleigh-bed
- High vaulted ceiling
- Log burning fire
- Smart TV
- Large enclosed garden
- Secluded setting
- Breakfast Basket
What’s included with your Woodfarm Stay?
It’s the little extras that make your holiday special.
Alde Barn Floorplan
More reasons to stay at Alde Barn
The River Alde goes through the beautiful Suffolk coastal village of Aldeburgh that you can always visit when you’re planning to come on a short break at Woodfarm Barns. Alde Barn, the river’s namesake, is a cosy, romantic Barn, with a mezzanine bedroom, a log burner, oak décor with a timber staircase leading up to the bedroom. For the full classic Barn feel, there are also oak beams through the Barn. Like the other Barns featured on this list, it has a fully enclosed garden with its own hot tub which is perfectly illuminated by fitted lights.
Suffolk is a beautiful county with so much to offer and our Barns for rent give the best location possible to explore everything that makes it great. What’s more, is our lodges with hot tubs make them the perfect base to return to once you’re ready to recharge.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to book your short break with Woodfarm Barns!
Alde Barn Reviews
A fantastic place for a weekend get-away – hard to beat! Meals at the Crown at Stowupland – perfect.
Much needed rest, peace and quiet. Lots of adventures for the dogs. Recommend The Walnut Tree, The Westleton Crown. Do visit Framlingham.
Really enjoyed our stay here. The Barn is well equipped and comfortable, with an amazing hot tub!
Alde Barn is a perfect little cottage to escape life for a few days. Lovely peaceful area.
We love this place!! Our second visit. We love the attention to detail and how beautiful the Barns are. We visited Dunwich and ate at The Walnut Tree – amazing vegan/veggie restaurant.
Amazing place! Thanks for a great staycation.
Fantastic location, so quiet with fantastic breakfast basket and all the added extras! Spent a day in Aldeburgh. Stonham Barns has lots of quirky retail units inc. “The Dog Business” pet shop. Visited Hoppit Wood and Needham Lake which has a café.
Wow! Have spent a fantastic few days in this wonderful place to unwind and enjoy the cosy home comforts. Wonderful night at the Low House Pub in Laxfield.
Loved the garden, hot tub and BBQ. The cottage has everything you need. A great day out in Aldeburgh and Southwold
Thank you Carl and the team – loved the garden, hot tub and BBQ. There is everything in the cottage you need. We had great days out in Aldeburgh and Southwold
A lovely stay, with a wonderful welcome of a breakfast hamper. The hot tub was relaxing with an amazing thunderstorm and lightening to watch!
Love Suffolk and so many fabulous places to visit – Aldeburgh is a must
Our first stay – wonderful! Hot tub and privacy was just outstanding.
From Aldeburgh, a long walk to Thorpeness, beautiful with “house in the clouds” and windmill.
A lovely stay in Alde Barn. We enjoyed the Park Run at Thomas Mills School in Framlingham and an afternoon on the beach. Short but sweet trip – would love to come again. Thank you.
A pleasant stay in Alde Barn. We enjoyed Aldeburgh and Thornham Walks in Eye and for antiques Long Melford. Recommend The Crowfield Rose for good pub food.
Waking up to birdsong was heavenly, such a quiet secluded setting for our wedding anniversary! Recommend the Highwayman for a special night out. The complimentary breakfast basket and dog treats were a fantastic plus.
We have had a brilliant break celebrating a wedding anniversary and birthday! The accommodation is fantastic and the hot tub and dog meadow are great additions. We enjoyed Thornham Walks, Southwold and Thorpeness. So much to do, so a good reason to return! Thank you.
We had such a relaxing week, the hot tub is wonderful and the Barn is well equipped with the added bonus of a log burner for cosy nights in. We recommend the Dennington Queen and Zeera Indian Takeaway. Palfrey & Hall is a really lovely butchers in Debenham and the Hog and Hen a nice place to have a cup of tea! Thanks for an excellent stay.
Lovely peaceful location and love the dog meadow. All the freebies were an added delightful bonus! Misty loved her treats too. We’ll certainly be back!
Three nights in Alde Barn and a perfect place to relax, with everything we needed along with a great hot tub and wood burning stove. Lovely local produce in the breakfast basket. We recommend Framlingham, Needham Lakes, Aldeburgh for fantastic fish and chips and Adnams Gin shop and Snape Maltings.
Thank you for a lovely stay. The Barn is beautiful and extremely well equipped. We enjoyed Framlingham Castle, Woodbridge and Aldeburgh.
A last minute decision to get away and so glad we did! Thanks for organising beautiful weather with hot tub, fire and cosy barn are just perfect! Enjoyed the day in Southwold.
The covered hot tub was great, dog treats, meadow and enclosed garden was enjoyed by Balboa. Despite the stormy weather enjoyed a lovely relaxing break.
The Barn is amazing with everything you need. Lovely beach at Southwold and a long prom walk at Felixstowe. Our dog Corra loved the secure field and enclosed garden and we loved the hot tub!!
Lovely stay. Thornham Walks are lovely and the Four Horseshoes Pub very dog friendly.
Alde Barn “rocks” – great place to stay – we loved it!
Recommendations would be Zeera Indian takeaway. Southwold is a must – quaint town, brewery and beach!
Above all – the hot tub, log fire, wine and repeat! Thanks for a great stay.
Perfect romantic getaway in a superb cosy cottage!
A relaxing getaway in this cosy barn. Fantastic walks along Dunwich Beach, Dedham Vale and Snape. Shorter walks around Framlingham and Lavenham were interesting.
Alde Barn is very quaint! Love the enclosed garden for dogs, the passports and dog treats. Enjoyed the coast, visiting Dunwich, Walberswick and Southwold. The barns are a great spot for exploring Norwich too.
Thank you once again for a fab stay. As usual the time went too quickly.
Thank you for a fab stay, as usual the time went too quickly.
The hot tub and wood burner were certainly the highlights as we stayed here for our mini-moon. We certainly recommend the Dennington Queen for an incredible meal.
Such a relaxing break, the hot tub being great for relaxing evenings after visiting many beaches and lots of walks. Breakfast hamper and doggy treats were lovely touch. Recommend the food at the Four Horseshoes and fish and chips on the seafront at Southwold.
Fantastic relaxing weekend. Our two dogs have had a lovely time too!
A fabulous weekend in Alde Barn which is charming and cosy. A perfect base for some scenic dog walks. We warmed up in the hot tub and dried off by the wood burner. Perfect! With thanks.
Much needed R&R achieved. Comfy cottage, soft bed and evenings spent in the hot tub or next to the fire. Thornham Walks and a visit to the Four Horseshoes. Jedi our dog loved Southwold beach/dunes and of course we popped into the Adnams shop! Thank you for such thoughtful touches throughout the barn.
An amazing trip, the Barn ticks all the boxes for what you need with a relaxing time in the hot tub. All the extra touches really do mean Carl and the Team go the extra mile to accommodate humans and dogs – thank you!
A lovely relaxing break. We enjoyed the hot tub and Jenson loved the field. A lovely stroll along the beach at Aldeburgh.
A much needed relaxing weekend in Alde. A lovely place to stay and great location for exploring Suffolk.
Hot tub and log fire was very welcomed after our lovely walk past the church and across the fields locally.
This is our second visit and absolutely love it here. We enjoyed Hoppits Lake and the beach at Dunwich.
Thank you so much! Absolutely everything you need for a relaxing break. Loved the hot tub.
A welcome break from the madness of the last eighteen months. Explored during the day and enjoyed the hot tub at night. We will definitely come again!
Absolutely lovely – look forward to coming back soon!
Thank you for a great stay – a perfect place for a little weekend getaway. Will definitely recommend Wood Farm Barns for future staycations.
Wow, what a beautiful little hide away. Made the perfect setting for our honeymoon – just wish we had booked longer. Gorgeous place, lovely people, will certainly see you again!
Came away for a much relaxed break full of quality time together with our little gang! Mission completed! Lovely warm welcome and anniversary card left for us. Quiet atmosphere and secured garden to keep dogs in.
What a lovely site, ideal for dogs and parents to chill out and enjoy! We enjoyed the hot tub and Monty enjoyed the meadow for the dogs across the road.
The Cottage is beautiful and we clocked up about 10 hours in the hot tub during our stay! Places to visit locally which are well worth it are Long Melford, Bury St Edmunds and Southwold.
Very relaxing time spent at Alde Barn which is a perfect spot. The Crowfield Rose is a nice friendly pub with great takeaway food and Zeera Indian is very good. Local provisions were purchased at Coddenham Community Shop.
The hot tub, log burner and the dog meadow was all we needed. The beaches on the coast around Southwold were a bonus! We have enjoyed. Well done to the WFB team, we will return again soon.
Absolutely fabulous Barn, clean, comfy and nothing out of place. Hot tub well used! The whole ethos of Carl and his team cannot be faulted. Everything has been thought of….staysafe staycation!
Another delightful stay, postponed from last year, so highly anticipated. We loved the cosiness of the Barn and the ample garden.
With dry and sunny weather, we enjoyed Southwold, Flatford and Dedham. Alde Barn is charming with some quirky touches. Loved the garden and hot tub fantastic. Everything we could have possibly needed for a relaxing stay, which has meant so much to us after what has been a difficult winter for everyone.
Thank you for a great weekend, we had a lovely stay and everything was just what we hoped for.
We enjoyed walks at Dunwich Beach and Southwold. Recommend the River Green Café at Debenham and the Crown at Stowupland. Thank you for our stay and all the extras that you provide. Love the Aladdin Cave – “the Shed” - and of course the hot tub!
What a gem of a place. A charming cottage to celebrate our pearl wedding anniversary. Such a beautiful part of the world to relax and enjoy. Thank you for the friendly welcome.
Another lovely stay at Wood Farm Barns. Lovely weather and great use of hot tub.
Amazing Barn – totally blown away with the charm and facilities offered. Beautiful weather so enjoyed the hot tub and garden. Best fish and chips at Dunwich on the beach!
Feeling very lucky and grateful to have been able to get a few days break. Highly recommend Orford for and walk and gorgeous pastry from the bakery. Helmingham Hall was a chance find – beautiful walled gardens and dog friendly.
Our first stay here and we have thoroughly enjoyed it. We enjoyed visiting Aldeburgy, Southwold and Walberswick. Doddledales is a great shop at Stonham Barns. The pubs were great around here being dog friendly particularly the Stowupland Crown and the Dog at Gruindsburgh. Thank you for a lovely week making it relaxing and everything we needed right here.
Had a very relaxed time in this lovely barn. Some great walks, and would recommend Rendlesham Forest, Pin Mill and Dunwich Heath and beach. So good to have a garden and meadow for the dog. Thank you.
What a find! Alde Barn surpassed our expectations. We had such a lovely relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of busy life. The luxury of sitting out in the wonderful hot tub each evening was magical.
Our first stay and we couldn’t recommend it enough! We had the most relaxing stay with our two dogs. We loved the treats for the pooches and the breakfast basket was lovely. Thank you for a relaxing weekend.
A lovely place and very welcoming. We visited Debenham with its local shops and café. The Highwayman pub had fantastic food and well worth a visit. Thank you for a great time.
What a beautiful place to stay! We were so lucky to win the competition and so grateful. The breakfast basket, such a lovely surprise and everything has been thought of.
We were made to feel very welcome to our Barn. Rendlesham Forest is perfect for long walks, bike rides and picnics and great for our gundog training! Thank you for a relaxing stay with special treats for the dog too!
Lovely relaxing few nights. Alde Barn did not disappoint, everything we needed and more.
Amazing in every way! Everything has been thought out to the smallest of detail! Thank you.
Thank you for a wonderful stay. The dog facilities offering hot and cold water is great. The Shed is an aladdin’s cave, with bikes, books and DVD’s to utilise whilst staying here.
Thank you for such a warm welcome with a delicious breakfast basket and amazing hot tub. We had a lovely weekend.
Another great stay at WFB. A fantastic cottage with everything thought of. Visited Adnams at Southwold and Ickworth House (NT) at Bury St Edmunds. The Zeera Curry Takeaway in Debenham is excellent and offer free delivery to the door! Suffolk local milk and cheese not to be missed either!
A relaxing break in a home from home atmosphere. Lovely beach at Southwold and found a café that sells doggy ice cream! Enjoyed visit to Framlingham Castle and also Aldeburgh.
Our second stay at WFB. As before everything absolutely perfect. Had a lovely relaxing stay with all the comforts of home and more. Thank you.
Our 4th stay at the Barns. We visited Orford, small but beautiful and stocked up on supplies at the meat shed and Pump Street bakery. Enjoyed a walk along Old Felixstowe beach and also enjoyed Framlingham.
A wonderful relaxing few days in Alde Barn. We can recommend trips to Needham Lake, Southwold and Thornham Walks. The addition of the meadow and outside hot tap has made a dog friendly place even better! We return home thoroughly refreshed and look forward to seeing you again soon!
We love the cosy warm vibe that the barn provides – a perfect weekend getaway. The breakfast basket was amazing and the perfect special touch! Thank you.
Thank you for a lovely stay, in this cosy barn with so much attention taken to give your guests over and above what they may have expected! We used our VIP card lots and everyone wanted to chat about the Barns and were pleased the card and recommendations were working well for them.
Alde Barn has been the most wonderful place to stay. We have found Suffolk to be so dog friendly. Our favourite walk is at Orford followed with lunch at the Jolly Sailor and Dunwich with fish and chips at the Ship.
Perfect barn for a short weekend break, with fully enclosed outside space, and the meadow is a brilliant space. We can’t wait to return. Thank you, we’ve had a lovely break.
Beautiful cottage to come for a short break, and a lovely warm welcome. Thank you.
A wonderful stay, everything you need is provided with lots of lovely luxury touches. We recommend the Grundisburgh Dog and enjoyed visiting Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh and Southwold.
A cosy home from home feeling. The dogs loved the meadow and the hot tub was the icing on the cake, so relaxing after a hard day shopping and walking! Suffolk has some pretty villages and towns and quiet roads with beautiful views.
Fabulous time in Alde Barn – Spent three glorious days mainly in the hot tub. The 4 horseshoes carvery a must and Swiss Farm for BBQ items. Thanks for all the nice touches which make moving home for a few days so easy!
Our third stay, but just as amazing as our first stay. The barn has everything you need for a relaxing and fabulous stay
What a fantastic holiday – Wood Farm Barns is the most well thought out, beautiful place. We have discovered and explored so many quaint towns, villages, rivers, seaside and walks. Sunday lunch at the Dog and our puppy thoroughly “woof”ed down his roast!
This is our first holiday for 12 years and it has been lovely! We’ve visited Framlingham Castle, Debenham and the beaches at Dunwich and Southwold. We’ve made use of the lovely extras like the welcome basket, dog treats and VIP card. Thank you.
We brought our bikes and have spent our time cycling round the little villages with our small dog in a basket. A great base for visiting Suffolk. The Crowfield Rose a short ride away, recommend for beer and food and is dog friendly too.
WFB is a fantastic place, so quiet and our dog loved it! It has been very thought out and the owners deserve a pat on the back! We visited out favourite beach, Dunwich Heath which is great for dogs and has a lovely Café. We had a great meal at the Dog in Grundisburgh.
We had a great time, perfect to relax after a day out. We enjoyed a walk round Woodbridge and Martlesham Creek, drive over to Southwold – a wonderful seaside resort and back through Framlingham with a stop off at the Badingham White Horse with a bottle of local wine! Lavenham was a great place to visit incorporating a walk to Brent Eleigh.
A wonderful relaxing time. We especially loved the breakfast hamper and post cards – this was a nice treat on arrival. Lovely food at the 4 Horseshoes and The Dog.
We came for our honeymoon and on arrival “happy tears” over the attention to detail, treats for our dog, postcards already stamped! We made good use of the BBQ and the hot tub. Can’t wait to come back again.
A fabulous few days at Alde Barn. Homely and comfortable with everything you need and more. The barn garden was safe for dogs as was the meadow. Our favourite beach was Southwold. Would highly recommend The Grundisburgh Dog for food. A wonderful break!
A wonderful relaxing time! Despite the poor weather we enjoyed some of the local walks. We visited Hopppit and Hogkiss Woods and Dunwich beach.
LOVE IT! We’ll be back!
Had such a lovely stay, never stayed anywhere so quiet and peaceful. Enjoyed exploring the lovely countryside and enjoyed Snape seeing the WFBarge.
We loved every bit of our stay with all the little home comforts. We ate at the Crown in Stowupland most nights and enjoyed trips to Framlingham and Dunwich Beach.
Thank you so much.
We had a great time and the hot tub was a lovely way to end the day after long walks. The River Green Café at Debenham had great food, highly recommend for a nice lunch. Thank you for a great stay.
Loved the Barn, very well thought out with everything you could need. We felt like VIP’s all weekend. Our dog was so excited and enjoyed the meadow.
So enjoyed relaxing in front of the fire, dipping into the hot tub and exploring the area. Loved the idea of stamped postcards to send to family & friends; loved the dog treats and loved the mugs to take away. Thank you!