Suffolk food and drink from Mill Green Farm

Happy Hens and Holidays in Suffolk

Just in case you didn’t know, we supply a delicious Suffolk Breakfast Basket with every break at Woodfarm Barns and we put lots of lovely local produce in to get your first full day off to a great start. Here’s a little story about the Happy Hens around the corner who do their bit to make your stay special.

Just a few miles around the corner are small flocks of happy hens roaming free in spacious meadows at Mill Green Farm, stopping now and then to lay eggs for the good people of Stonham Aspal, including our visitors to Woodfarm Barns.

They are hand fed and looked after every day of the year. The eggs are collected and hand graded to ensure that only the best, freshest eggs make it into the boxes and trays, ready for collection by anyone who wishes. And the nice thing about the Mill Green Farm eggs is that you literally pull into the farm, where they have a little open shed selling them by the half dozen, dozen and trays of 30.

There’s no-one to serve you as it is a busy working farm, there is just an honesty box for you to leave your money. It’s a big step up from the odd rickety table you see by the side of the road though, as one does throughout Suffolk and indeed the countryside of Britain. There are hundreds of eggs in there every time I go so they are clearly doing a roaring trade!

The satisfying thing buying eggs here is that just next to the little shed are the meadows, with the happy hens milling about, chatting (I presume) and feeding.

This is a world away from mass egg production where thousands of not happy hens are kept in big sheds without venturing out much. The Happy Hens of Mill Green Farm are encouraged to roam around outside and forage naturally in the meadows, giving them a nice life, and us Proper Free Range Eggs!

The team at Mill Green are happy for you to come and see the hens and buy their produce so why not take a trip down there next time you’re staying here and pick up some real Suffolk produce.

They don’t have a website but can be found in Stonham Aspal, just around the corner from Woodfarm Barns. Their postcode is IP14 6BZ.

So if you’d like to come and visit some very happy hens and try our their wonderful eggs, along with some of the bacon we wrote about recently from Palfrey & Hall then why not grab your diary and have a look at our Availability Page and start thinking about that Breakfast Basket?

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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Dogs stay FREE, and we don't just tolerate them, we welcome them! We've built our reputation on this, and we're proud of it!

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at the barns

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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