Gipping Barn

Suffolk holiday cottage with hot tubs

Gipping Barn

Sheer luxury with your own private Hot Tub in a covered garden room awaits you in Gipping Barn. Mezzanine double bedroom with a wonderful wooden sleigh bed.

Your fully equipped kitchen diner overlooks the hot tub and features an antique kitchen dresser and oak table. The lounge has huge high ceilings with oak timbers and a comfy leather sofa opposite the wood-burner.

Your downstairs shower room leads off the lounge and a hand-made wooden staircase winds up to the mezzanine. There is also a good-sized enclosed dog-friendly garden.

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Gipping Barn finer details

The fully equipped kitchen is well laid out with ample work surface, welsh dresser, a kitchen range cooker , belfast sink, microwave and fridge, kettle and four slice toasterThe kitchen area leads through to an open living area with a comfy, squishy sofa set back into the bay window, lovely log burning fire and smart TV.

This main room has a very 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 double wooden sleigh bed

There is a well organised luxury shower room on the ground floor of your holiday cottage, with a good sized powerful fixed rose ‘watering can’ style shower, loo and hand basin with luxury hand soap

Dog Owners

Because of the enclosed garden and oak floors we are happy to accept pets in all our barn cottages. We normally accept up to three 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.

Hot Tub Luxury!

Outside you have a fully enclosed private garden laid mainly to lawn, with a fabulous ‘indoor outdoor’ room with luxury Hot Tub, opening up onto a patio with BBQ and table and chairs for Al Fresco dining.

There is ample off road parking.

Gipping is the left hand side of the large barn holiday cottage with Orwell and is one of our five holiday cottage barns in the wooded meadow beside The Granary and Woodfarm House – These luxurious barns vary in price according to size, position, equipment etc so represent great value, as well as having something to suit everyones taste and budget! If you are looking for a holiday cottage in Suffolk with hot tub then look no further.

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 lovely communal decked area overlooking the pond for when you feel sociable or just want to enjoy the sunset.

All our barns are unique in their luxury decor and we have a choice of ground floor and mezzanine or first floor options. They are all traditional Suffolk barns in style with black weatherboarding, oak trusses and beams and oak or slate flooring.

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 Gipping winds its way through nearby Needham Market and Stowmarket and there’s a beautiful walk, which we have details of.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages at Woodfarm


  • Hot Tub in Outdoor/ Indoor Garden Room
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • Mezzanine bedroom
  • Double solid wood sleigh-bed
  • High vaulted ceiling
  • Log burning fire
  • Fully enclosed garden

What’s included?

  • Scrummy breakfast basket
  • Free Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • Bedding & Towels

Optional treats

  • Luxury Deli Hamper
  • Champagne & Suffolk Chocolates
  • Beauty treatments

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Gipping Barn Floorplan

Gipping Barn floorplan

Gipping Barn Reviews

Gipping Barn
Average rating:  
 45 reviews
 by Mark and Jo with Herbie the dog
It’s so special here.

A wonderful few days back at Woodfarm. Thank you again Carl – it’s so special here.

 by Tony and Mary
Really enjoyed our stay.

Great spot, and great for dogs. Really enjoyed our stay.

 by Shannon and Harry
We had such a good time

We had such a good time, a warm and cosy feel to the Barn. Thank you for everything!

 by The Locks
Just as amazing as before

Returning visitors, just as amazing as before. Thanks to WFB for maintaining a beautiful relaxing accommodation.

 by Tommy and Lauren
We have had the most amazing R&R break at Gipping Barn

We have had the most amazing R&R break at Gipping Barn. The morning birdsong and fresh morning breeze in the countryside and evenings in the hot tub were the top favourites!

 by Jenny and Brett
hot tub a winner!

Lovely setting here, hot tub a winner! High recommend the Walnut Tree at Thwaite. Superb vegetarian food, friendly and efficient service.

 by Paul and Claire
This place is beautiful

We stayed here for our mini-honeymoon. This place is beautiful, relaxing and quiet. Big huge thanks to the WFB team.

 by Sharon and Steve
Nice to have a change of scenery in the perfect location.

Lovely relaxing time here with the surprise of a breakfast basket. Nice to have a change of scenery in the perfect location. Only wish we’d booked longer!

 by Elaine and Ian with Holly the dog
Thank you so much for everything you do to make this place so amazing!

We had a great time at Gipping Barn and it feels like home! We loved the hot tub and all the great walks with the fabulous meadow for the dogs too. Thank you so much for everything you do to make this place so amazing!

 by Trevor and Carol with Marley and Blue
The little extras made our stay really enjoyable

Thank you for a lovely week. The little extras made our stay really enjoyable. The dogs have had a great time on the meadow.

 by Gill and Steve with Ruby the dog
We loved the hot tub

We loved the hot tub. Lots of lovely places to visit and amazing walks around the area.

 by Grace and Jane with Oleg the dog
Lots of long walks with our dog Oleg

Lots of long walks with our dog Oleg. Mum and I loved the hot tub and the lights!

 by Carol and Greg
We had an amazing three night stay

We had an amazing three night stay returning home totally refreshed.

 by Colin and Heather
Everything you need

Lovely relaxing couple of days. Everything you need. Breakfast basket a great idea.

 by Nicki and Paul with Jake and Mabel the dogs
What a perfect break

What a perfect break and a delightful re-entry to holidays. A super time walking in the area and a wonderful meal delivered to us by Highwayman due to Covid restrictions. Thanks for a great break.

 by Jermaine and Bobbie
A perfect escape to get away

A perfect escape to get away for our trip of touring around. Thanks.

 by Will and Andreea
All the small details make such a big impact

Fantastic place that has been really well thought out. All the small details make such a big impact. A really welcoming home, thanks for having us!

 by Kinsey
The hot tub was the icing on the cake!

Beautiful weekend away for celebrating an anniversary. Thank you for the lovely breakfast hamper. The hot tub was the icing on the cake!

 by Debbie and Richard
What a lovely place

What a lovely place. Relaxing – tonic for lockdown!

 by Anonymous
Can’t wait to stay again

Fantastic stay, Can’t wait to stay again, thank you for a great experience.

 by Liz and Dave with Jasper and Jonas the dogs
A lovely relaxing time away from distractions

A lovely relaxing time away from distractions. The hot tub “amazing” even in the wind and rain! We had great beach adventures with our dogs at Walberswick, Aldeburgh and Dunwich.

 by E & N
A very enjoyable long break

A very enjoyable long break, made easier with the doggy extras. We have enjoyed exploring the coast and locally at Helmingham Hall - well worth a visit.

 by Anonymous
Lovely little barn with everything you need

Lovely little barn with everything you need.  Amazing hot tub.  Thank you.

 by Karen and Andrew
A peaceful oasis of calm relaxation and comfort

Brilliant stay – just what we needed. A peaceful oasis of calm relaxation and comfort. Thank you so much.

 by Lorna and Mark with Marley to dog
Everyone including our dog is looked after

Love everything about the location, barn and how everyone including our dog is looked after. Visited Rendlesham Forest and our favourite Woodbridge.
We feel so happy and relaxed after months of lockdown spending time at our favourite place to holiday.

 by Tracey and Stuart
A beautiful place with an amazing hot tub!

A beautiful place with an amazing hot tub!   Thanks for a lovely time, we will definitely be back!

 by Steve and Stell
Our first visit and we loved it, so relaxing

Our first visit and we loved it, so relaxing.  The hot tub was great and spent quite a few hours just chilling!  Thank you for the breakfast basket and little gifts, those little touches which makes the difference.

 by Sally and Christine with Saffy and Sansa the dogs
So many wonderful personal touches for both humans and hounds

We and the dogs have had the best time.  A warm welcome and so many wonderful personal touches for both humans and hounds.  Just starting to unwind and we have to go home!  Thank you for a wonderful stay.

 by Gayna and Steve
The barn is quirky and cosy and in a lovely setting

The barn is quirky and cosy and in a lovely setting, with the meadow for the dogs fantastic.  Look forward to coming back when the weather is better as it was very muddy!  We have loved the doggy wash area and most grateful for all the doggy extras.

 by Lisa and Ricky with Charlie the dog
A great idea to have a doggie shower in the garden

A fantastic hideaway – home from home. The dog loved the treats and a great idea to have a doggie shower in the garden. We had dinner at the Grundisburgh Dog, very dog friendly. We spent several hours in the hot tub – so peaceful and we look forward to coming back.

 by Nigel and Kirsty
We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub on cold winters evenings

The location has been a perfect retreat after a crazy year organising our wedding and the perfect beginning to our new married life together.  We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub on cold winters evenings with a glass of bubbles.  An excellent touch to have robes and slippers!  We recommend the Crown at Stowupland where we had a fantastic meal. 

 by Sarah and Oliver
The most idyllic getaway

Just like last time, WFB provides the most idyllic getaway. It feels like a home from home. We have lived in the hot tub, getting out to cook delicious meals, and nip to the coast! Thank you for a perfect weekend.

 by Karen and Paul
A wonderful way to celebrate a special birthday

Thank you to the team for such a lovely hideaway in a beautiful location. The barn was very homely and with the added bonus of a gorgeous hot tub, our stay here has been wonderful, short but well-lived. A wonderful way to celebrate a special birthday.

 by Claire and Prit
Absolutely beautiful place

Absolutely beautiful place, pristinely clean and some lovely little touches. Thanks.

 by Michael and Lauren with Barney the dog
Such a lovely relaxing holiday, we were made to feel very welcome

Such a lovely relaxing holiday, we were made to feel very welcome. We enjoyed our trip to Framlingham Castle and recommend the Mere walk. The Crown at Stowupland great for Pizza and for a night in, Zeera Indian offered great service, delivery and amazing food.

 by Paul and Sarah with Mack and Riley the dogs
A great break enjoying the hot tub

We had a great break, enjoying the hot tub and loved the meadow, visiting Framlingham Castle, and the lovely timber framed Church just up the road.

 by Jill and Gary with Bobby the dog
We had a very relaxing time

Thank you for a warm welcome. We had a very relaxing time, in a beautiful barn.

 by James and Tom
The barn is beautiful and relaxing

A relaxing weekend, the barn is beautiful and it’s so relaxing. Thank you so much!

 by Jacqui and Chris
Couldn’t have picked a better place!

I was treated by my husband to a wonderful couple of nights away for my 40th birthday – couldn’t have picked a better place! The barn was very cosy with underfloor heating and rustic features. The hot tub was amazing, very relaxing and romantic with the lights at night.

 by Marie and Simon with Bella and Rhino the dogs
Our third time at Wood Farm Barns and it still doesn’t disappoint

Our third time at WFB and it still doesn’t disappoint. Celebrating a birthday and 25th Wedding Anniversary, so had a relaxing time. Snape Maltings and Aldeburgh are favourite places and also visited Leiston Abbey. Thank you to the WFB Team.

 by Megan and Mark

Fabulous! What a fantastic treat to celebrate my 50th! A wonderful time, relaxing in the hot tub in between exploring the area. We took a bike ride to the Sorrell Horse, visited Framlingham Castle and had lunch at the Low House, Laxfield, and a bracing walk along the beach at Aldeburgh.

 by Meg and Luke
Looking forward to our return

Great first stay at Wood Farm Barns. We loved Gipping Barn, and the hot tub was great. We visited Bury St Edmunds, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Aldeburgh and Southwold for the Adnams brewery tour! Looking forward to our return.

 by Paul and Alison with Jack the dog
Simply perfect

Simply perfect and Carl was a wonderful host. The hamper and dog treats were fantastic and the hot tub provided a relaxing end to the day. We hope to return soon.

 by Gemma and John
It’s a great location, another great stay

Another great stay. So quiet and peaceful and with lots to see and do on the doorstep – it’s a great location.

 by Elizabeth and Sam with Willow and Blossom the dogs
Loved our stay at Wood Farm Barns

We have loved our holiday at WFB. The breakfast basket was amazing. Thank you for such a warm welcome.