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Pets Pyjamas Gold Award for Woodfarm Barges!

Pets Pyjamas are a national site for all things to do with travelling around the UK with your dogs. And we’ve just won one of their annual awards!

visit england gold award

The nice people at Pets Pyjamas contacted me a while back to tell me we’d been nominated in their 2018 awards. That was nice to hear as we had just been awarded Gold for all our Barns and Barges by the other nice people at Visit England. We also have their Pets Welcome Award too!

When they got in touch to tell me that we had won, I was over the moon!

“Best Unique Stay”

We have won their ‘Best Unique Stay’ for 2018 for our gorgeous Dutch Barges. Onderneming and Twee Gebroeders have had an amazing year!

It started with The Times featuring both barges in separate lists;

Onderneming was featured in their list of  the 50 most unusual holiday homes in Britain. Twee Gebroeders was in their list of the 50 most romantic places to stay in the UK! To be featured in that way was a fabulous way to start the year.

On the telly

We then featured in a piece on Dog Friendly Suffolk on ITV. This created an enormous amount of interest and we have had several ITV people come to stay since, which is amazing

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We then had a huge feature on our barns and barges in Dog-Friendly Magazine, with 6 pages talking about how amazing we are!

So to then be awarded this accolade by Pets Pyjamas is such a thrill. I don’t tell you all of this to make my ego any bigger. I’m telling you because in my mind it just says that if all these people say all these things in our first full year of letting our barges, then they must be worth trying for yourselves if you’ve thought about it.

What to expect

They are barges. They are different. It’s not for everyone. They’re quirky. They’re unique. But they are just amazing and the feedback we get from our guests is that it is such an exciting experience. You’ll need to be fairly spritely to get on and off. They have gangplanks with handrails but they do rise and fall with the tides. We can’t really do anything about that, blame the moon.

Location, Location, Location

We are also really lucky that they are both in fantastic locations! Snape Maltings and Woodbridge offer easy access to the incredible Suffolk Heritage Coast, and so many pubs, restaurants, coffee shops, delis and retail therapy. In a time of political nervousness, these are real feel good factors.

So thank you to the team at Pets Pyjamas and whoever nominated us (we have no idea!)

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!

beach huts
all accommodation

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

dog paw print
all accommodation

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!

fence
at the barns

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

dog biscuit
all accommodation

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

trophy
all accommodation

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

thumbs up
all accommodation

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

hot tubs
all accommodation

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

boots
all accommodation

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

river walks
on the barges

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

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