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, a welsh dresser, a kitchen range cooker , Belfast sink, microwave and fridge, kettle and four-slice toaster. The 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, Woodfarm House and Meadowview 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! If you are looking for a holiday cottage in Suffolk with a 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 a 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.

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Features

  • 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

More reasons to stay at Gipping Barn

Gipping Barn, which shares its name with a nearby Suffolk village and a river in Suffolk, is a beautiful Barn that includes a mezzanine double bedroom as well as a country-style kitchen, log burning fire, oak décor, and a timber staircase that winds its way to the bedroom. Very much on brand, Gipping Barn also has a fully enclosed garden that extends out from the interior, complete with its own luxurious hot tub. Illuminated by the lights which adorn the ‘indoor-outdoor’ room that the hot tub is located in, you really won’t struggle to relax when holidaying here.

Hot Tub Fun Fact – The Jacuzzi Brothers originally invented pumps for aviation and agriculture, but when a family member developed a form of arthritis, they used their knowledge on hydraulics to create a hydrotherapy pump that was portable which would allow any home bathtub to be used for hydrotherapy. This helped pave the way for modern hot tubs.

Gipping Barn Reviews

Gipping Barn
Average rating:  
 79 reviews
Aug 29, 2022
 by Karen and Steve with Sid and Lulu the dogs
Amazing stay at Gipping Barn


Amazing stay at Gipping Barn. Visited many places with good food, good rest. So lovely to return to the Barn after a long day out and relax in the hot tub while the dogs snored!


Aug 26, 2022
 by Chris and Gordon
A fabulous, amazing perfect stay.


Big thank you to all concerned. A fabulous, amazing perfect stay. Lovely Barn with little extras.


Aug 21, 2022
 by Kelly and Tom
lovely to get away for a weekend


Amazing time here, lovely to get away for a weekend.


Aug 19, 2022
 by Kim and Bob
Amazing few days.


Amazing few days. Gipping Barn is a lovely cottage and a fantastic place to stay for visiting Suffolk.


Aug 14, 2022
 by Karen and Lewis with Dixie and Deacon the dogs
An ideal place to enjoy a quiet weekend.


An ideal place to enjoy a quiet weekend. We enjoyed visiting nearby antique and boutique shops at Stonham Barns.


Aug 12, 2022
 by Jayne and Jason with Dexter the dog
Gipping Barn was a great choice to get away from it all


Gipping Barn was a great choice to get away from it all. Breakfast basket was a welcome touch and Dexter enjoyed the dog treats. Nice long walks over the fields and visited the beach too!


Aug 5, 2022
 by Elaine and Tony
Relaxing few days in this delightful barn


Relaxing few days in this delightful barn with the breakfast basket a wonderful treat. We enjoyed Bungay and Woodbridge and visiting the White Hart at Otley and the Crown at Stowupland.


Jul 18, 2022
 by Casilla and Csaba
A real gem!


Beautiful features in the Barn – a real gem! We had a very memorable weekend. Thank you for everything.


Jul 4, 2022
 by Simon and Jo with Millie the dog
You have thought of everything!


Thank you for a great mini break away from the rat race. You have thought of everything!


Jun 16, 2022
 by Gentry Family
So beautiful and peaceful


Thank you so much for our Honeymoon Weekend, amazing and so beautiful and peaceful.


May 26, 2022
 by Martin and Jo with Kira and Nila the dogs
Location is amazing, meadow is fantastic


Well equipped Barn, location is amazing, meadow is fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub. Recommend Nowton Park , Bury St Edmunds.


May 16, 2022
 by Kirsty with Woody the dog
Lovely peaceful and relaxing stay


Lovely peaceful and relaxing stay. Ended up a very quiet trip with just me and the dog as my husband had to work. Thank you.


May 16, 2022
 by Amy and Josh with Rolo the dog
Very homely and clean


Beautiful and peaceful stay – very homely and clean. Thank you.


May 2, 2022
 by Karen and Matt with Ollie the dog
Such a peaceful setting and well equipped Barn


Such a peaceful setting and well equipped Barn. We have had an enjoyable stay exploring the area and time spent relaxing in the hot tub and garden.


Mar 20, 2022
 by Michaela and Ross with Dylan the dog
Another amazing stay at WFB


Another amazing stay at WFB. Gipping Barn was lovely and it’s nice to experience somewhere so well run. Thank you Carl and the Team.


Mar 17, 2022
 by Michael and Kerry with Dex and Lily and Ted the dogs
Very enjoyable.


Very enjoyable. The Crowfield Rose very welcoming for dogs, recently refurbished and under new ownership.


Mar 13, 2022
 by Clare and Keith with Lilly the dog
Another fabulous stay at Wood Farm.


Another fabulous stay at Wood Farm.  Lost count of how many times we’ve been – great always!


Feb 25, 2022
 by Danny and Emma
We have had the best time at Gipping Barn.


We have had the best time at Gipping Barn. Very relaxed, spending time in the hot tub as we watched the rain and wind!


Feb 20, 2022
 by Kirsty and Marc
A lovely end to our wedding day


Lovely place and the hot tub was relaxing – a lovely end to our wedding day.


Feb 18, 2022
 by Nick and Stu with Simbo, Elmo and Treasure the dogs
This is our third visit and as always enjoyed the hot tub.


Great way to spend few days away. This is our third visit and as always enjoyed the hot tub. Very happy dogs and us as well!


Jan 30, 2022
 by Jody and Jo
Such a beautiful place to relax and unwind.


Fantastic couple of nights away – such a beautiful place to relax and unwind. Hot tub was so nice could have stayed in there all weekend!


Jan 28, 2022
 by Pete and Jo
Totally amazed with Gipping Barn.


Totally amazed with Gipping Barn. Total relaxation to unwind and enjoy the hot tub. Recommend the Highwayman to eat – food and service first rate!


Jan 23, 2022
 by Jeremy and Katherine
The perfect spot to relax and then explore Suffolk.


Thank you for a lovely stay – the perfect spot to relax and then explore Suffolk. The hot tub a great treat!


Jan 21, 2022
 by Jiten and Krish
We had an amazing time enjoying the hot tub


We had an amazing time enjoying the hot tub. A big thank you to WFB. Hope to return again soon.


Jan 17, 2022
 by Paul and Jayne with Rebel the dog
Thanks again.


Thanks again. Every time we arrive I remember how peaceful and so well equipped WFB are!


Dec 31, 2021
 by Claire and Simon
Perfect way to spend the new year

Dec 25, 2021
 by John with Tia the dog
Charming, wonderful and warm


A perfect Christmas re”treat” Charming, wonderful and warm. My dog enjoyed her stay as much as me – thank you.


Dec 20, 2021
 by Susie and Phil with Betty the dog;
Amazing birthday break


Amazing birthday break. Welcome hamper was great and Betty enjoyed her treats.


Nov 28, 2021
 by Julie and Kevin
Can’t beat a hot tub on a November evening


We have had a wonderful weekend here so lovely and relaxing! Can’t beat a hot tub on a November evening. Our dog loved the woof meadow and the dog treats!


Nov 26, 2021
 by Antony and Tracey
So cosy when the weather was cold.


What a wonderful place to stay – so cosy when the weather was cold. We enjoyed a walk to Crowfield Church, Debenham is lovely and Alder Carr Farm Shop is worth a visit.


Nov 21, 2021
 by Mark and Adele
We have loved our stay


A big thank you to the Wood Farm Barns Team. We have loved our stay and will definitely be coming back.


Nov 14, 2021
 by Natallie and Lucas with Buddy and Rizo the dogs
Such a perfect stay as always


Thank you to Carl and the wonderful team at Wood Farm. Such a perfect stay as always! We’ll see you soon!


Nov 8, 2021
 by Gill and Martin with Lacey and Roly the dogs
We’ll be back!


Big thank you to Carl and the team for our Wood Farm “home from home”. In a world turned upside down Wood Farm Barns remain a welcoming refuge for us and our dogs. We’ll be back!


Nov 5, 2021
 by Sarah and Daniel with Ziggy the dog
Thank you for this beautiful place!


Wonderful week away for a long awaited honeymoon and 1st wedding anniversary! We had the best time and really enjoyed the hot tub on a frosty night. Thank you for this beautiful place!


Oct 31, 2021
 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.


Oct 24, 2021
 by Tony and Mary
Really enjoyed our stay.


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


Oct 15, 2021
 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!


Oct 11, 2021
 by The Locks
Just as amazing as before


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


Sep 27, 2021
 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!


Sep 24, 2021
 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.


Sep 19, 2021
 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.


Sep 8, 2021
 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!


Sep 8, 2021
 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!


Sep 6, 2021
 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.


Aug 16, 2021
 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.


Aug 13, 2021
 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!


Aug 9, 2021
 by Carol and Greg
We had an amazing three night stay


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


Aug 1, 2021
 by Colin and Heather
Everything you need


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


May 7, 2021
 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.


May 2, 2021
 by Jermaine and Bobbie
A perfect escape to get away


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


Apr 30, 2021
 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!


Apr 25, 2021
 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!


Apr 23, 2021
 by Debbie and Richard
What a lovely place


What a lovely place. Relaxing – tonic for lockdown!


Aug 30, 2020
 by Anonymous
Can’t wait to stay again


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


Aug 28, 2020
 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.


Aug 17, 2020
 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.


Aug 7, 2020
 by Anonymous
Lovely little barn with everything you need


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


Jul 24, 2020
 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.


Jul 17, 2020
 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.


Feb 24, 2020
 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!


Feb 21, 2020
 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.


Jan 11, 2020
 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.


Jan 5, 2020
 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.


Dec 6, 2019
 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.


Dec 1, 2019
 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. 


Nov 24, 2019
 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.

Oct 10, 2019
 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.

Jul 26, 2019
 by Claire and Prit
Absolutely beautiful place

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

Jul 12, 2019
 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.

Jun 17, 2019
 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.

Jun 16, 2019
 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.

Jun 9, 2019
 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!

Apr 21, 2019
 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.

Apr 15, 2019
 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.

Apr 10, 2019
 by Megan and Mark
Fabulous!

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.

Apr 7, 2019
 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.

Apr 4, 2019
 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.

Feb 24, 2019
 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.

Feb 22, 2019
 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.