Special birthdays and people getting married seem to be the main reasons for large gatherings here with us in Suffolk
ABTA say that ‘intergenerational holidays’ have increased from 7 to 19% over the last five years and we’ve certainly seen evidence of that in our holiday cottages!
Birthday celebrations in Suffolk
We’ve been accommodating many special family birthdays for years now and have seen everything from 30th to 80th. The upper end of the family celebrations in our holiday cottages are usually larger family holidays, with a selection of offspring and grand-offspring We encourage you to put banners, bunting and balloons up on the oak beams, which are in all our cottages and really make yourselves at home As we can accommodate up to a total of 19 adults in Woodfarm House and the holiday cottage barns it’s the ideal base to celebrate with the entire family or a group of friends and explore the beautiful unspoilt countryside around us in Suffolk.
Hen Parties & Girlie weekends
Fuss & Food – That’s the name of the game. Well we have it here for you in spades We provide the luxurious holiday cottages with squishy sofa’s and rural charm and we have a handful of local ‘business partners’ ready and waiting to make it just that little bit special. From Beauty Treatments to luxurious Suffolk Deli Hampers, as well as our very own Michelin Star trained Chef providing bespoke catering as a great add-on to your most luxurious self-catering break in the heart of the Suffolk Countryside. We can even arrange cocktail demo’s for fun if you fancy that
We tend to find we attract groups of ladies looking for the right blend of luxury and chilling out, away from the starchy confines of a modern hotel. You’ll have your own space to relax in your PJ’s with your best friends, open a bottle of wine (or two) throw on some music and just let your hair down
If you want to add to it then the scrummy foodie extra’s and pampering comes to you. That’s exactly what Tansie the Hen and her friends did and this was the lovely message they left us;
“Well, what can we say? We are totally chilled, relaxed and de-stressed. No Bridezillas here! Thank you for letting us use the cottage”
Wedding Groups celebrating in our holiday cottages
We have had many family parties using Woodfarm House as the hub, with one or more of the barns for bride & groom, best man, bridesmaids etc. We have even been lucky enough for some of these guests to come back as a married couple to celebrate their first Valentines day, first wedding anniversary and even subsequent babies first holiday; a real honour. Our area of expertise is luxury self-catering holiday cottages, however, there are some fabulous wedding venues nearby such as Crows Hall and All Manor of Events. Both of these are local venues that we work with, not to mention that we are fortunate enough to have one of the most beautiful churches in the whole of Suffolk literally next door to us We are a popular choice amongst wedding planners, as well as Brides and Grooms planning a Suffolk wedding. Whether it’s a pre-wedding family get-together or an extended post wedding, this is the perfect self-catering holiday cottage base if you are looking for relaxation and rustic charm away from the confines of a stuffy hotel.
Here’s happy bride Stacey setting off from Stour Barn. Congratulations to Stacey & Barry on your marriage. Thanks for celebrating with us.
Wedding Anniversary celebrations in Suffolk
Getting back to the ‘intergenerational’ holidays, we have seen a great number of ‘larger numbered’ wedding anniversaries now over the years and it’s so nice to see two, three and even four generations of families celebrating and honouring these special occasions with us We are also a very popular self-catering holiday cottage destination for ‘Baby’s First Holiday’ as we provide Travel Cots and High Chairs so we do get a lot of families coming for their first proper outing as a family unit with new arrivals, often bringing the grandparents too as part of a landmark anniversary The feedback is always that we provide such a wonderful foundation for them to relax and enjoy each others company. It’s always a joy to see generations of families coming up the lane from a walk around along the public footpaths surrounding us in the Heart of Rural Suffolk Countryside.
Christmas & New Year Celebrations
This is a huge one for us and our main self-catering holiday cottage Woodfarm House has been booked well over a year in advance, every year since we opened. It’s an extra special time of the year to get family together and celebrate
From the outset when Woodfarm House was our first luxury holiday cottage, the following year when we added the Granary Barn, another self-catering holiday cottage and then the following year when we had the five new barn cottages all fully operational, Christmas has been such a busy time for us
What better way to celebrate Christmas or New year with your family or a group of friends than to getaway from it all and relax and unwind in rural Suffolk and enjoy the charm of a luxurious 500 year old rustic farmhouse with a roaring log fire, countless exposed oak beams and explore the countryside around us?
All our self-catering holiday cottages lend themselves to the cosy charm you would expect from a yule-tide break in the countryside so do book early to avoid disappointment!
Our Suffolk Business Partners
Complete bespoke packages from our local partners to ensure your stay here is extra special if you want to broaden your holiday with us;
Pampering Since we started our guests have been pampered by Debbie and her team at the Beauty Barn just around the corner. We now work closely with them to bring our guests a real alternative to the traditional spa break. So rather than staying in a hotel and going across to the spa for your treatment, your treatment can come to you!
Foodie treats We have great partners in Michelin Star trained Chef Mark Peters and also the Deli at the Chilli Farm. Mark is a reknowned specialist in bringing bespoke catering to you! And Kate at the Deli will prepare you your very own Suffolk Deli Hamper, waiting for you in your holiday cottage[/vc_column_text]