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Explore Dog Friendly Suffolk from one of our Barges

Dog Friendly Suffolk has so much to offer and either of our Holiday Cottage Barges are the perfect base to explore

Ok, we admit it, we’re a little biased. But we really love Dog Friendly Suffolk!

Open fields, wide skies, fresh air and clear streams. It really can be a K-9 paradise here.

There are literally hundreds of miles of footpaths and bridal ways here in Dog Friendly Suffolk. All of which are guaranteed to be enjoyed equally by two and four-legged explorers (though it’s important to note that dogs must be kept on leads when crossing farmland).

You could visit for months, walk every day and still not see it all.

Just one such example of what’s on offer here in Dog Friendly Suffolk is a wonderful 2-acre wild meadow recently opened just opposite our Holiday Cottages at Woodfarm Barns (where we also offer top-notch Dog-Friendly luxury holiday cottages by the way), which is a secure and peaceful place for your dogs to run free and let their hair (…well fur) down.

We’ve worked hard to make the meadow a lovely place to visit for the four-legged and two-legged alike. You can read more about it by having a look at our blog post.

We all love a trip to the seaside and Suffolk’s outstanding heritage coast offers many dog-friendly beaches.

Walberswick, Aldeburgh, Felixstowe, Southwold and Dunwich (among others) offer a warm welcome to our Dog companions. Once again, we’ve put in the leg work for you and compiled lots of blog posts with all the information you could need for planning a visit to one of them. You can read some more info on our dog-friendly beaches blog post.

There are also a good variety of Dog Friendly attractions in Suffolk, where dogs on leads are always welcome. These include Framlingham and Orford Castles, Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Leiston Abbey and Landguard Fort. Something for everyone. The good folks over at Dog People have compiled a page of links and information on these venues.

We’re sure that you’ll enjoy a visit to Dog Friendly Suffolk almost as much as we love living here.

Reasons to Stay at Woodfarm, Suffolk

We happen to think what we have on offer is pretty bloomin' good. However, we thought you might like a bunch of reasons to stay, other than we think you should!

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Brilliant beaches! Suffolk has an incredible Heritage Coast, with great beaches, all in easy reach of us.

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We don't just tolerate Dogs, we welcome them! We've built a strong reputation in this market, and we're proud of it!

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Pawesome, fully-enclosed two acre Pooch Paddock for your Dogs to go bonkers and make new friends in.

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Free Doggy treats, Dog bowls, and Dog towels. Our furry friends even get Woodfarm branded poop bag holders!

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Visit England Gold Awards coming out of our ears, as well as their coveted ROSE Award for Service Excellence.

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Well in excess of 1,000 Five Star Tripadvisor, Facebook & Google Reviews. Over 25% of our guests come back!

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Private Hot tubs with seven of our eight Barns and Cottages. The ultimate in relaxation, just because you're worth it.

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Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Yes, plural. Two AONB's on our doorstep! Suffolk Coast & Heaths, and Dedham Vale.

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Stunning river walks directly from your gangplank on either Barge! Wildlife and breathtaking scenery in abundance.

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