Monday 22nd April 2019 – Maria and Brian with Henry and Sam the dogs;
This is our fifth visit and doesn’t disappoint. Our favourite places to visit include
Framlingham, The Four Horseshoes at Eye is excellent and Sizewell Beach is
wonderfully peaceful and Dunwich Beach too. Thank you to all the staff.
Friday 19th April 2019 – Ruth and Denise with Kookie and Saffi the dog;
Loved our little barn – very cosy and everything catered for. The extra touches
made all the difference……postcards and stamps!; doggie treats; yummy breakfast
basket; excellent dvd selection and the meadow is a real bonus. Southwold is a
beautiful and very relaxed seaside town with delicious fish and chips on the pier in
Friday 12th April 2019 – Gail and Allen with Macey the dog;
Yet another wonderful time here at Stour Barn. Our dog loved “Woof Meadow”. We
had lovely visits to Needham Lake, Dunwich and the Suffolk Punch Trust – all very
Friday 22nd February 2019 – Mel and Chris with Wing the dog;
Thanks for a perfect dog friendly holiday. Lovely location and our spaniel especially
enjoyed the meadow! Recommend a walk around Hoxne and lunch at the Swan.
Friday 15th February 2019 – Rachel and James with Ruby the dog;
The weather has been great with lots of sunshine. Lots of lovely beaches nearby to
explore, Southwold, Dunwich, Bawdsey and Aldeburgh. Great pub in Eastbridge,
the “Eels Foot!” Have loved the hot tub too, everything you could possibly want! Our
visit has been very relaxing and quiet.
Thursday 30 th August 2018 – Rick and Sue;
Unique and authentic, our stay was great and thanks for having us!
Friday 10 th August 2018 – Rick and Sally;
A wonderful mini break – just what we needed. I’m sure we will be back – next time
for longer. Everything was brilliant.
Sunday 5 August 2018 – Karl and Emily;
Such a lovely stay here. The outdoor garden and hot tub made the place special!
Thanks so much.
Sunday 12 th August 2018 – Matt and Tracy;
Another wonderful time at the Barns. So easy, so relaxing. The hot tub is such an
Friday 3 rd August – Carol and Peter with Bertie the dog;
Had a brilliant week, loved the lake and woods in Debenham. Walberswick was a
fab dog friendly beach with pubs. Our best meal was the Crown at Buxhall.
Friday 13 th July 2018 – Sue and Ben with Bella the dog;
Our second visit for a birthday treat and holiday. Wow. Amazing warm welcome
and lovely breakfast hamper. We do love the hot tub. Thank you for a brilliant
Monday 2nd July 2018 – Nicky and Steve;
We came for a relaxing break and did we get it! It’s peaceful and all you hear are the
birds singing and the odd plane flying over. The scenery is beautiful and I
recommend a visit to the little church down the road. The team at WFB do a
fantastic job behind the scenes to make your stay worthwhile.
Monday 11th June 2018 – Sue and Dave;
Our first time in Suffolk and to WFB – We loved both of them! The barn is perfectly formed
with everything you need. Suffolk is beautiful, so quiet and rural. We would recommend
Alton Water, just south of Ipswich – an ideal spot for walking, cycling and sailing. Thanks for
Friday 1 st June 2018 – Russell and Hollie;
Had a great time here at Stour Barn and the hot tub got a thorough use! Bury St
Edmunds is a nice market town. For a sandy beach, head to Southwold with its cute
cafes and crabbing, with Walbeswick just the other side of the river.
Monday 28 th May 2018 – Matt and Charlie with Peter the dog;
Our second visit to the Barns and one to the Barge. A recommended walk, try
Minsmere and a pub serving great food nearby, the Eels Foot. We visited the Hog
and Hen and the food was top notch!
Monday 11 th May 2018 – Lorraine and Paul with Mack and Murphy the dogs;
This is our third visit. Thank you Carl for a lovely week – everything perfect. The
added bonus this time was the dog field. Look forward to our return.
Sunday 25 th February 2018 – Keith and Kate with Jaffa the dog;
Our first visit the WFB and we’ve all loved it – cosy with lots of touches that makes
this an ideal dog friendly holiday. We’ve enjoyed walks at Thorpeness, Southwold
and Thornham. We walked from the Barn to Coddenham with some great options in
Monday 12 th February 2018- Nick and Lesley with Archie the dog;
We’ve had a great time at Stour Barn. The hot tub, wood burner, and breakfast
basket made it really cosy in the cold. Visited Aldeburgh and enjoyed fish and chips
on the beach!
Thursday 29th June 2017 – Carol and Allan;
Had a lovely week celebrating our nieces wedding. Thank you for making this a family holiday to remember.
Friday 23rd June 2017 – Daphne and Tim with Charlie the dog;
Thank you for this hidden gem. Loved the hot tub – great to chill out in the evenings with champagne! We enjoyed Felixstowe and Woodbridge.
Monday 19th June 2017 – Sue and Jim;
This stay was part of an xmas present from our daughter – what an excellent idea! Loved Dunwich beach and the walk from Aldeburgh to Thorpeness.
Friday 9th June 2017 – Jo and Tom;
We enjoyed Dunwich Beach. The birds, the café on the beach did a lovely cuppa. Walk along the cliff tops, with views out to sea and on to Greyfriars ruins. A perfect day!
Friday 2nd June 2017 – Carol and Les;
Perfect mid week break. Good location to visit coast. The barn was very comfortable and hot tub the icing on the cake!
Friday 26th May 2017 – Cheryl and Gary with Flint and Pebbles the dogs;
A lovely stay here at Wood Farm Barns. The meadow opposite is a great idea – allowing dogs to have a run around in a safe area. Dedham is lovely with great walk to Flatford. Pin Mill a pretty place, and Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Walberswick all good places to visit.
Friday 19th May 2017 – Wendy with Bluebell the dog;
Made some lovely memories here in Suffolk. First time and it will not be the last. WF Barns is a very special place, and it really has been a magical few days. Thank you for a warm welcome and a fantastic little Barn.
Monday 15th May 2017 – Marina with Cookie and Jess the dogs;
What a fantastic few days I’ve had in Stour Barn with my two dogs. Enjoyed some fantastic walks. Loved Mickfield Meadow – stunning! The newly installed hot tub was the icing on the cake, just bliss. We will be back!
Sunday 7th May 2017 – Joanne and Hannah (age 10) with Lexi the dog;
We loved staying at Wood Farm Barns, with an amazing welcome from Carl and the breakfast basket was delicious especially the eggs. We loved to light the fire at night and listening to the sound of the rushing waterfall. We’d love to come back.
Friday 21st April 2017 – Daphne and Gary;
Great weekend. Well equipped Barn and breakfast basket was greatly appreciated.
Sunday 16th April 2017 – Atlanta and David;
We enjoyed our stay over Easter Weekend. Thank you so much for a really lovely stay – you have thought of everything and we look forward to our next visit.
Monday 10th April 2017 – Fred and Vera;
We love it here, so comfortable, welcoming and tranquil. Travel along the back-roads to Aldeburgh and pass lots of pretty cottages and villages.
Friday 31st March 2017 – Pete and Sharon;
Lovely situation in lovely area and hope to visit again soon.
Thursday 16th March 2017 – Angie and Adam with Mona and Dutch the dogs;
Stour Barn ticked all the boxes for a break at short notice. Dunwich Beach and Heath was peaceful and calming with the sounds of the ocean as a backdrop. NSE or W you can’t go wrong in Suffolk!
Monday 13th March 2017 – Mark and Andrew;
Another great stay at WFB. Relished the peace and quiet of this beautiful spot in Suffolk. Thanks to Carl and his team for great welcome and a lovely place to stay.
Sunday 26th February 2017 – Richard and Sue with Buster the dog;
Thank you for making us so welcome at WFB. This is a great location with so many places to visit and wonderful walks.
Sunday 29th January 2017 – Alex and Louise with Ben;
Beautiful place to stay, lovely cottage and location. Carl is a great host and we are already planning our next visit.
Sunday 22nd January 2017 – Matthew and Annie;
What a beautiful barn, such a great place to spend a long weekend. Stunning surroundings and the log fire just makes it. We had a lovely warm welcome and will high recommend to all we know. Definitely will be back.
Monday 2nd January 2017 – Andrea and Sage;
What a lovely retreat and a super place for a quiet New Year celebration The barn exceeded our expectations in every way. We used it as a base for days out to Southwold and Orford but were so pleased to come home for cosy nights in “our” barn.
Monday 5th December 2016 – Caroline and Anthony with Lily the dog;
Cottage great, hospitality great and weather great too. So peaceful and so relaxing. We will be back. Thank you again!
Monday 28th November 2016 – Steve and Jo with Jarvis and Hester the dogs;
Our second visit and loved it as much as the first time. The barn has everything you need for a short break! Lots of lovely walks – recommend Thorpeness, Aldeburgh and Southwold. Thank you!
Monday 21 November 2016 – Jeanette and Kevin with Molly dog;
Another lovely stay with the amazing pop-up restaurant. Thanks for a great weekend!
Friday 18th November 2016 – Harry and Stephanie with Rufus the dog;
A snug and comfortable stay with a very generous welcome basket. The Chilli Barn at Mendlesham was a hit – very nice café and deli.
Tuesday 15th November 2016 – Alex
Simply stunning!!! Thanks.
Sunday 16th October 2016 – Julie and Lee with Brody the dog;
Had a lovely weekend break at this barn. We loved all the extras provided, the breakfast basket, towels, cooking and cleaning items provided. Great place for us and our dog to enjoy Suffolk.
Sunday 2nd October 2016 – Kelly and Mark with baby Jude;
Beautiful barns, gorgeous grounds and everything we needed. Fantastic weekend and don’t want to go home! Thanks Carl. We’ll be back!
Friday 30 September 2016 – Allan and Jeanette;
Very relaxing break in this comfortable and well equipped cottage, ideal for our needs. Enjoyed Aldeburgh and Walberswick. Excellent walking at Thornham Walks and good selection of food at Alder Car Farm. Many thanks for an enjoyable stay.
Sunday 25th September 2016 – Lindsay and Andy with Ralph the dog;
Great place and base camp for us and Ralph. Thanks for a warm welcome from Carl, plenty of breakfast foods in the hamper and great bike shed with DVD’s, books and bikes to use. Highly recommend the beaches at Covehithe, Southwold, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness.
Friday 23rd September 2016 – Daphne and Tim with Charlie the dog;
Our first holiday with Charlie our dog and we are so glad to have found the perfect place. We have loved our time at Stour Barn. The breakfast basket and dog treat for Charlie were much appreciated. Can’t wait to come back next spring.
Friday 16th September 2016 – Chris and Kev with Jackson and Cooper the dogs;
Many thanks to Carl and the team for making our stay here so special. Such a lot of places to visit but not enough time. Hope to return.
Sunday 4th September 2016 – the newlywed’s
Thank you so much for a lovely stay. The cottage and surrounding area is so idyllic. A perfect place to stay after our wedding.
Friday 2nd September 2016 – Lisa and Steve with Jazz and Debby the dogs;
We had a really relaxing time in the barn. Sorry we never got to meet you Carl, but that means we will have to come back!
Friday 19th August 2016 – Kevin and Joe;
A great welcome by Carl, fantastic welcome basket and wonderful accommodation.
Friday 12th August 2016 – Jo and Leo and Todd the dog;
This is our third visit and once again we received a very warm welcome by Carl. We enjoyed Southwold, Aldeburgh and Dunwich Beach. Wood Farm Barns remains a favourite of ours and we do hope to return.
Friday 5th August 2016 – Cheryl and Mark with Ruby and Bailey the dogs;
We loved the outside garden and the welcome hamper was very much appreciated. The Abbey Gardens at Bury St Edmunds and Needham Lake were great places to go. Highly recommend the Crown at Stowupland.
Tuesday 26th July 2016 – Jo and Dexter with Syd and Ernie;
Lovely peaceful stay. Highlight of my trip was to Helmingham Hall Gardens, dog friendly, lovely tea room and gorgeous ice cream!
Wonderful weather – lovely stay in great accommodation, with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Great position for exploring. Thank you!
Monday 18th July 2016 – John and Mary;
Thank you for a very peaceful week in this wonderful cottage – A great centre for exploring the Suffolk countryside and coast. We especially appreciated the welcome basket.
Friday 24th June 2016 – Colin and Rosemarie with Reg the dog;
Thanks for a really nice welcome and the goodie basket! Great little cottage. Managed to explore Dunwich and Southwold – ideal for dogs.
Sunday 12th June 2016 – Ivan and Lesley;
Thanks Carl for another lovely stay in this little haven!
Friday 10th June 2016 – Aimee and James with Marney and Monty the dogs;
Thank you Carl for such a warm welcome providing such a beautiful, restful place to stay. Dunwich with it’s shingle beach allows dogs to run around all year. The Ship does great food. Thorpness is stunningly pretty and lovely to walk round or sit with an ice cream. Southwold, Aldeburgh are both great to spend time looking in the shops. Helmingham Hall, Framlingham Castle and Thornham Walks were all fab places for us and the dogs too!
Friday 20th May 2016 – Perry and Lorraine with Ringo the dog;
A truly delightful find – must be Suffolk’s best kept secret! It’s been a lovely relaxing 5 day break and a super holiday destination. So many wonderful dog walks. Zerra the Indian takeaway in Debenham delivered free, with lovely food.
Friday 13th May 2016 – Lizzie and David with Suki the dog;
A lovely relaxing stay. The barn makes for a good base to explore Suffolk. Quirky but cosy adapts to sunny days by opening the doors and relocating to the garden. Carl and co. are very welcoming and lovely company to chat to. There is lot’s of good information in the red file – read it! We look forward to the next stay.
Friday 13th May 2016 – Lizzie and David with Sukie the dog;
A lovely relaxing stay. The barn makes for a good base to explore Suffolk. Very cosy but quickly adapts to sunny days by opening the doors and relocating to the garden area.
Sunday 8th May 2016; Lorraine and Paul with Murphy and Mack the dogs;
We loved this place, lovely walks and blessed with the weather. Thank you Carl.
Friday 6th May 2016 – Susy and Ian with Reilly the dog;
Excellent location. Took a nice bike ride, great to have them to borrow and much more in the shed. The outside garden provided a relaxing space to enjoy the birds singing.
Friday 29th April 2016 – Tracey with Darcey the dog;
We have had a lovel relaxing break. This is the perfect place to unwind, only the sound of the wind in the trees and the birds singing break the peacefulness.
Friday 8th April 2016 – Vera and Lea;
Our second visit and everything as lovely as before. So peaceful, so very special. Thank you Carl for thinking of all those little touches.
Friday 25th March 2016 – Sam and Gary with Alfie;
An enjoyable break in a lovely cottage. Didn’t realise Suffolk was so pretty! A lovely spot with lots to do, and not too far to travel.
Monday 20th March 2016 – Andy and Louise with Wes the dog;
What a fantastic weekend. Everything is so well thought out with so many special touches added in. A truly relaxing holiday.
Sunday 13th March 2016 – Olivia and Sam;
Thank you so much for a lovely stay. The new garden room is absolutely beautiful. We’ll definitely be back!
Sunday 6th March 2016 – Judith and David;
Another relaxing, lovely break – thank you Carl and the Team. Yes, the garden room is a bonus – loved it. We’ll be back.
Friday 4th March 2016 – Jo with Barney the dog;
Thank you Carl for providing the most wonderful accommodation for a truly relaxing break. Love the garden room! Thanks also for the breakfast basket. I hope to be back soon and will recommend to friends and family.
Monday 25th January 2016 – Gary and Louise, Millie and Tess the dog;
Thank you so much for this fantastic break we won at the dog show! We have explored the Suffolk countryside and enjoyed the dog friendly and peaceful surroundings of the Barn.
Sunday 17th January 2016 – Jamie and Sarah;
We are on holiday with family also staying in the house. We are amazed by the beauty of the Barn and the surrounding area. You have the perfect combination in maintaining tradition, with everything you need.
Friday 15th January 2016 – Kim and Tony with Eric and Pepper the dogs;
What a wonderful find this place is! Recommended by some friends and we will be doing the same! Great little barn for two of us with the dogs. Lovely woodburner to keep us cosy and all we could have needed in the barn too. Awesome walks from the door and great pubs within a short drive. Total peace and quiet in the countryside. Thank you so much xx
Sunday 20th December 2015 – Ali and Craig with Thor and Phoenix the dogs;
A fantastic break and a great welcome from Carl. We love it here, it’s a great location with many places nearby to explore.
Monday 9th November 2015 – Theresa and Kevin with Alfie and Ruby the dogs;
We felt at home on our arrival and having the garden for the dogs was wonderful. Thank you for making us and the dogs so welcome.
Friday 23rd October 2015 – Lisa and Kevin with Bentley and Shamus the dogs;
We had a short weekend break in this lovely setting. The dogs loved the enclosed garden. This is a beautiful part of the country.
Sunday 18th October 2015 – Tom and Kath with Bella the dog;
Beautiful accommodation with many thoughtful touches to ensure a hassle free stay. High recommend the Low House at Laxfield and the walk from the doorstep to Crowfield Church.
Monday 12th October 2015 – John and Davina with Summer and Milo the dogs;
Very last minute short break. Arrived in the dark and delighted with the setting once daylight appeared. Thank you for your warm welcome and the breakfast basket.
Sunday 11th October 2015 – Colin and Sharon with Megan and Finand the dogs;
Back again, and everything the same, except the gardens are more mature. Still the same warm welcome from Carl. We find it so relaxing in this quiet haven tucked away in rural Suffolk.
Sunday 27th September 2015 – Chloe and Guy with Disney and Elsa the dogs;
The enclosed garden was a rare delight. The relaxed atmosphere here has re-charged our batteries. Thank you so much!
Friday 25th September 2015 – Jotham, Saran and Alan the dog;
Lovely barn and great with a dog, we have had a great stay. Orford Ness and Walberswick are worth a visit and we had a great meal at the Red Lion in Gt. Bricett.
Sunday 20th September 2015 – Sophie and Sarah-Jayne;
Wood Farm is amazing. We have had the house and Stour Barn for a hen weekend. Carl was fantastic from the first contact point. We used Mark of Imagine Foods for dinner which was incredible. Perfect location and atmosphere – would definitely recommend.
Sunday 6th September 2015 – Lindsey and Liv;
We’ve had a lovely time, staying as part of a hen party. We had the house and 3 barns – all beautiful and very homely. The cottage was the perfect size for our gathering. We had a walk to Stonham Barns for lunch and some shopping with a visit to the Owl Sanctuary
Friday 14th August 2015 – Debbie and Kieran with Willow the dog;
We were welcomed by a friendly smile from Carl. The cottage is very quaint and has everything you need. There is a lovely river walk at Woodbridge. Diss has a lovely park and pond, and Katie’s Kitchen is an ideal tea shop which accepts dogs. Southwold is also a lovely town – try out the sausage rolls at the Black Olive where you can buy a take-away salad of your choice! Thank you for a lovely week, chilling!
Saturday 7th August 2015 – Linda and Tony with Lilo the dog;
The cottage is equipped with everything you need, and the breakfast hamper a great touch too. Southwold is a lovely seaside, Needham Lake is also a lovely place to go. All in all, a lovely country break. So glad that we came across this place on the website.
Friday 24th July 2015 – June;
Fantastic barn, loved the style. Everything seems to have been thought of. Will be back.
Friday 17th July 2015 – Chris and Sue with Gina the dog;
We had a really enjoyable stay in Stour Barn, and everything we needed for our stay had been thought of.
Sunday 12th July 2015 – Pete and Karen with Copper & Monty the dogs;
Fantastic weekend, what can we say that hasn’t already been mentioned!!
Friday 10th July 2015 – Pam and Pete with Milo the dog;
We’ve really enjoyed staying in Stour Barn, cosy and beautiful.
Sunday 5th July 2015 – Lesley and Fred with Jenny & Charlie the dogs;
Really lovely week, Stour Barn is really quaint and very comfy. Very relaxing week, thanks Carl. We will be back next year.
Friday 26th June 2015 – Linda and Malcolm with Max the dog;
Our first stay in a Barn. Well maintained, lovely relaxing week. Thank you for making it an enjoyable week.
Monday 22nd June 2015 – Jonathan and Stephen with Ben the dog;
Our second stay in Stour Barn. As lovely as last time, such a cute, relaxing getaway for a weekend.
Sunday 7th June 2015 – Jim and Yvonne;
Lovely little get away!
Friday 29th May 2015 – Richard and Nick with Rico the dog;
We have had a lovely week at Stour Barn and really enjoyed our stay and the wonderful Suffolk countryside. Everything we needed for a self catering holiday with our pooch and it met all our expectations.
Friday 22nd May 2015 – Tony and Brenda with Beau the dog;
Stour Barn – quaint, quirky and cosy. All amenities for a relaxing stay. Beautiful countryside, everywhere clean and maintained.
Monday 18th May 2015 – TD and Anne;
We have all had a fabulous time. We are international airline cabin crew and have stayed in many lovely places …..this is amongst some of the best!
Friday 15th May 2015 – Sarah and David with Tilly & Poppy the dogs;
For the third year running we have had yet another lovely break – peaceful and calm. Thank you again Carl.
Sunday 10th May 2015 – Tasha and Jez;
First time staying in Stour Barn for a peaceful getaway and have loved every minute! The surroundings are beautiful and the barn itself was so lovely, such thought gone into it.
Monday 4th May 2015 – Amanda and Luke with Dexter the dog;
We’ve had a lovely relaxing stay in Stour Barn! The meadow is beautiful and has had a lot of love put into it. We loved the water feature just behind our garden and we enjoyed the privacy that the barns create.
Monday 27th April 2015 – Judith and David;
Another wonderful relaxing break – Thank you Carl. We love it here.
Friday 24th April 2015 – Jonathan and Stephen with Ben the dog;
Had a lovely week relaxing in the Barn and enjoying the Suffolk countryside. The barn was lovely, with everything we needed.
Sunday 19th April 2015 – Anita;
The Barn was pretty and lots of character and I loved it. Beautiful scenery and peaceful.
Sunday 12th April 2015 – Eddie and Nicky;
Relaxing as soon as we arrived and just what was needed. Lovely to have a welcome basket waiting – a very nice touch! Thank you.
Sunday 12th April 2015 – Eddie and Nicky;
Relaxing as soon as we arrived and just what was needed. Lovely to have a welcome basket waiting – a very nice touch! Thank you.
Thursday 2nd April 2015– June and Phil;
So glad I came across Wood Farm Barns on facebook! It’s more than exceeded our expectations, home from home! I just love the attention to detail you have provided to make our stay feel more personal!
Monday 30 March 2015 – Eileen and Tony with Ralph the dog;
Our accommodation here has been the best self catering we have ever had. We have had a superb relaxing break and have already recommended the Barns to our friends.
Friday 27 March 2015 – Juliette and Mark with Barney & Max the dogs;
A lovely cosy cottage and perfect for the dogs. The breakfast basket was great and we have had a very comfortable stay – thank you.
Friday 20th March 2015 – Gavin and Teresa;
What a fabulous place to stay in. Complete peace. Thank you so much for the breakfast basket.
Sunday 8th March 2015 – Rebecca and Jonathan with Gadget the dog;
Thank you so much for a fantastic stay we can’t wait to come back, what a super discovery!
Sunday 1st March 2015 – Mark and Fran;
Another fantastic Barn, each time we stay we find a new favourite – looking forward to trying another one soon.
Friday 27th February 2015 – Graham and Frances;
Many thanks Carl for a wonderful week, so relaxing and peaceful as always.
Sunday 15th February 2015 – Denise and Glynne with Yuki the dog;
We have been overwhelmed by the beauty of this place, nothing has been forgotten. The breakfast basket was just perfect with everything you could want.
Sunday 8th February 2015 – Kate and Tom;
Had a lovely stay in Stour Barn – the layout is so sociable and cosy. Will be back again.
Monday 2nd February 2015 – Helen and James with Hollie the dog;
Had a lovely time, thanks for everything.
Monday 26th January – Mandy and Zoe with Olly & Maisy the dogs;
Fantastic place, first time we have been somewhere that absolutely everything has been thought about and put into place. Love the ‘hut’ full of things to do and all of the information provided. Will definitely come back! For those with dogs go to the Trowell & Hammer at Cotton. Great Sunday Lunch and really do love dogs, in a beautiful pub
Monday 22nd December 2014 – Trish and Carl with Ruby the dog;
Lovely stay. We really appreciate that ‘Dog Friendly’ included our Newfoundland dog Ruby as sometimes it doesn’t mean “that big bear”! Loved Carl’s recommendation of the Victoria Pub; So welcoming also to Ruby. Went twice!
Friday 19th December 2014 – Joy with Archie the dog;
Cozy/stylish perfect. Archie the dog didn’t really want to go home. Loved Debenham – met friends at The Angel – wonderful , peaceful, loved the festive feel. Crowfield Church was ‘magic’. Thank you, hope to return during the summer. Happy New Year.
Monday 8th December 2014 – Graeme and Elaine with Sidney the dog;
Another fantastic stay at Woodfarm Barns. We stayed back in August. There was still plenty more to do in December. We enjoyed all the festive touches and the lovely sunny walks with the dog along the river Gipping at Dunwich Heath and Walberswick and then finally Eye, where the Four Horseshoes pub was extremely friendly and welcoming to us with dog in tow. Great food and atmosphere. Thanks again Carl for thinking of everything and making us feel so at home.
Friday 28th November – The McConnells;
Lovely peaceful break in a lovely cottage. Thankyou
Sunday 9th November 2014 – Lyn and Mike with Burt & Tyler the dogs;
Tylers best bits – Seaside and fish & chips at Southwold. Berts – lots of walks every day. Mikes best bits – Pop up restaurant. (recommend any one to come to ‘pop up’ restaurant.) Lyns best bit – no back pain and peace and quiet. Found 2 good new walks – see booklet in stour barn; Earl Stonham & Debenham.
Friday 31st October 2014 – Jo and Michael;
What a beautiful place to stay! The Barn was perfect as a base for visiting friends and exploring the Suffolk Coast – The Two Magpie Bakery in Southwold comes recommended for flatbread, sarnies and hot chocolate! Thank you Carl for the welcome and the wonderful hamper – it made for lovely breakfasts. It was so nice to return to the warm barn each night – we even successfully got the log burner going – wonderful! We love the Koi pond too! Hope to be back.
Friday 24th October 2014 – Nick and Shirl with Benson the dog;
We had a wonderful stay here, visiting many places and taking many long walks. In particular the walk from Manningtree to Flatford Mill and on to Dedham and back. 8 miles in all and still Benson was wanting more! This is a wonderful place and I’m sure we will return.
Friday 17th October 2014 – Sandie and Richard with Mollie and Fritz the dogs;
Another fantastic stay at WFB, this time for a week! The weather was very kind and we took advantage of this to see more of Suffolk. Loved Walberswick and Aldeburgh and the many picturesque villages and pubs. Thanks Carl for your warm welcome (hugs as well) and loved the breakfast basket, we’ll be back soon.
Friday 10th October 2014 – Kazi, Alisha and Yasin;
Had the most fantastic weekend, just exactly what me and my children needed. Very comfortable and relaxing. A big thank you to Carl, you have been amazing and we will definitely be back.
Monday 10th October 2014 – Sarah and Jon with Rolo the dog;
We’ve had a wonderful, relaxing stay – exactly what we needed!! Thank you Carl for the warm welcome and fantastic breakfast basket. Stour barn is beautiful and had all the things we needed for a perfect stay! Thanks for recommending the Victoria @ ~Earl Soham – best meal we have had in ages! Look forward to coming back soon.
Friday 3rd October 2014 – Tracey and Gary with Molly the dog;
We’ve had a lovely stay. Great barn, loved the area and hope to come back soon.
Monday 22nd September 2014 – Louise and Keith with Buffy & Holly the dogs
What a wonderful holiday! We had a week of sun, relaxation and this beautiful barn. We can’t wait to come back!
Monday 15th September 2014 – John and Lesley;
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in such peaceful surroundings. Beautiful barn – quirky and well equipped. Breakfast hamper is a lovely touch and much appreciated. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.
Friday 12th September 2014 – Diane and Richard;
We wholeheartedly agree with everyone, not much more to be said except we’ll be back soon! Thank you for everything Carl.
Sunday 31st August 2014 – Chris and Elaine with Barney the dog;
Can’t fault it. Very well maintained, great place to explore from. Had a great time.
Sunday 28th August 2014 – Christine and Lindsay with Alice and Logan the dogs
We have enjoyed a lovely relaxing start to our holiday. Our dogs made themselves at home straight away and really appreciated the private garden which was great for letting them out when they needed to go out. All Saints Church at Crowfield is a beautiful Wooden structure which is well worth the short walk. Dunwich Beach was lovely and Alice and logan enjoyed chasing their ball in the sea. Lavenham is full of character and we enjoyed a good lunch at the Swan which is dog friendly. Drove to Long Melford and visited the church there. Then visited Clare which has something for everyone. Thank you Carl and Alex
Friday 22nd August 2014 – Paul and Debbie with Winston the dog;
Only managed to book in for a couple of days as a last minute booking. Had a lovely day out at Dunwich and sampled fish and chips. Walks and beach was good. Information provided has been excellent but wished we had more time, looks like another visit looming in order to explore further. Facilities at the cottage were fab. Hope to see you soon.
Friday 15th August 2014 – Jaqui and Russell with Flynn the dog;
We have had a very restful and relaxing week just what we needed. Even managed to leave the rain behind! Our Barn was a delight to stay in and the breakfast basket a lovely treat! Plenty of information of places to visit – our favourites being Bury St Edmunds and Framlingham. We will be recommending you to all our friends.
Monday 11th August 2014 – Julz and Janice and Mr P the dog
Thanks to Carl, the warm welcome here at Stour Barn made myself, my friend and my elderly dog feel very welcome. The location proved to be central to explore the countryside and the coast of Suffolk. The Barn itself is well appointed, quirky and has everything we could have wanted for a relaxing and tranquil break. We don’t want to go home! Look forward to coming back in the near future.
Friday 8th August 2014 – Elaine and Graeme with Sydney the dog;
Thanks to Carl for making us feel so welcome in his fantastic dog friendly barns, such a good find. As with other guests, the breakfast basket was a firm favourite and very much enjoyed. Great base for lots to do and website was an excellent source of information for this. Enjoyed the Chilli Farm and recommended the savoury tea. Great Dog walks ; Debenham and Thornham. Hope to
Friday 8th August 2014 – Pat with Jake & Dixie the dogs;
Well thanks for making us so welcome! We have been in canine heaven!.. Filled dog water bowls, doggie treats on arrival and an enclosed garden. Plenty of great walks and beaches. We made our selves at home and we think Pat did too!
Sunday 3rd August 2014 – Dave, Claire and Jake;
Great 1st holiday with the baby. Lovely setting, great cottage and unbelievably great weather! Worked our way through the ‘what to do guide’ (very good) but still lots to do on our next visit!
25th July – Joyce and James with Sophie & Rosie;
A very relaxing time and the weather was exceptional! Lots to see and do. Lovely Spacious garden for our dogs to roam around in.
Thank you Carl
Monday 21st July – Gay and Brian;
A lovely stay, very relaxing and friendly. Thank you for the food it was delicious.
Sunday 7th June 2014 – Paul and Kim with Ruby the dog;
What a wonderful place! We don’t want to leave. Carl and the team are very friendly and genuine. All the good points have been noted by other people so I shan’t go on. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Sunday 1st June 2014 – Bryan and Christine with Sugar the dog;
We had a lovely time, thanks Carl for the warm welcome, Stour is the favourite barn so far. We hope to be back again before too long for our third visit. Highly recommend the local produce – it’s great to bring it back and relax
Friday 16th May 2014 – Peter and Debbie with Buddy & Teddy the dogs;
Having read through many of the other comments, there really isn’t much more than can be added. We had a lovely stay, it’s peaceful and relaxing and the owner is lovely and leaves you to it. The dogs have had a lovely time here and it’s so close to where we live and will certainly be back and no doubt will bring other members of our family. Excellent!
Monday 12th May 2014 – Ali and Craig with Thor & Phoenix the dogs;
We had such a lovely stay here. it’s such a great location, so quiet yet so much to do on our doorstep! We had a great time and all the palces we visited but Walberswick was one of our faves; such a charming little and the Anchor was so dog-friendly, they made such a fuss of our boys. The Kings Head in Woodbridge also had lovely food and were extremely dog friendly. The barn was gorgeous, it had everything we needed and more, Carl has done a fantastic job and has thought of everything you could need for a perfect break. Our dogs had a great time as did we!
Sunday 20th April 2014 – Jackie & John;
Lovely relaxing stay. Recommend the Bell at Saxmundham, only 20 mins drive away. The food is wonderful, we had a memorable lunch there. We will be happy to recommend Woodfarm Barns as great holiday accommodation and will return later in the year
Sunday 13th April 2014 – Joanne & Chris;
Lovely stay, Just what we needed to escape the madness for a while. Beautiful rustic, charming, romantic cottage. Hope to return soon
Monday 21st March 2014 – Sue & Richard;
Working our way around all the barns so will be back soon! Love it here! Best holiday cottages. Bringing a dog next time!
Friday 14th March 2014 – Lyn & Mike with Burt & Tyler the dogs;
Tyler the dogs best bits – The seaside and fish n chips in Aldeburgh “Yay”
Burt the dogs best bits – The heating and the log fire “Total bliss”
Mikes best bits – Nothing went wrong (and trust me, that’s a big plus from Mike!)
Lyns best bits – All my boys were happy, enjoyed themselves and we were relaxed
The barn was well equipped and we will return and recommend through all my dog connections! Thanks Carl x
Monday 10th March 2014 – Norman & Jo;
As per previous comments, excellent PR and communications as well as attention to detail. Excellent standard of holiday cottages, luxuriously appointed. We recommend for a good old fashioned pub meal, without the over-the-top pricing, trying out The Crown at Stowupland – very tasty. Many thanks
Sunday 2nd March 2014 – Frances & Graham;
Thank you Carl & Company for a very pleasant stay. It is always a joy to return to the peace of Suffolk in your cottages. It gives the impression of being distanced from the rest of the mad world and your particular piece of Suffolk is extra special. Fabulous place for family holidays and get-togethers. Thanks again
Sunday 23rd February 2014 – David and Anna with Bugsy the dog;
Really lovely weekend-break with the dog – We just chilled and enjoyed the romance of our surroundings. Went into Southwold for a fresh fish dinner and a stroll around the shops. Lovely! We would recommend the Crown for really good pub grub and the beach at Dunwich for raw, natural beauty. Bugsy our dog loved running in and out of the sea and even though it was Saturday we were almost the only ones there. A great base to explore Suffolk xxx
Sunday 2nd February 2014 – Kevin and Teri with Bosun the Irish Terrier;
Thank you for a wonderful welcome and the great comforts and hospitality of Stour Barn. The attention to detail with the welcome pack, loo roll, shower gel etc so often not available in self-catering cottages made life so much easier. We enjoyed it tremendously and will be back to visit the delights of Suffolk again. These barns will be out first choice of holiday cottage. Thank you again
Monday 20th January 2014 – Peter and Agatha with Santos and Lyka the dogs;
Thank you for creating such a beautifully unique escape. The dogs loved the local walks, in fact we all loved it so much we got lost:-) This was just the kind of retreat from London we were hoping to experience. A lot of thought, creativity and detail has gone into the design of this beautiful barn cottage. We will most definitely be back this summer for another break. Thank you again for the delightful hamper and fresh produce xx
Sunday 12th January 2014 – Tracey & James;
Again a perfect relaxing weekend-break in a lovely part of the country. We love Suffolk. The barn, as usual, was warm and comfortable and had all you need for a weekend away from busy normal life. A visit to Bury St Edmunds is worth it. Plenty to see and do. Thanks Carl for the Deli Hamper and breakfast goodies, they were delicious. This is our 5th visit – we try to look for somewhere else but nothing compares to these lovely barns. Best holiday cottages by far. Looking forward to coming back in a few weeks
Sunday 5th January 2014 – Graham and Rita with Marley the dog;
Reading through the previous comments I think it’s clear that we all feel the same way. A perfect cottage to come and stay! Perfect dog-friendly holiday
Friday 3rd January 2014 – Joanne and Katie with Piper the dog;
We had a brilliant time at Stour Barn. We felt very looked after and the special touches, eg the festive hamper were a real treat. There are lots of interesting places to explore in Suffolk, Walberswick being one of them. We even managed a couple of walks with the dog on the beach in Southwold, which was beautiful. I think its fair to say that bringing in 2014 was made very special by this lovely barn. This is what a holiday cottage should be! We’ll definitely be recommending it to friends and hopefully we’ll get to come back again. Thanks x
Monday 30th December 2013 – Dawn and Martin with Reuben the dog;
A lovely weekend-break in a gorgeous little barn. Both of us are leaving having had a good relaxing break. And Reuben our dog enjoyed his holiday too! Will recommend to family and friends
Monday 2nd December 2013 – Emma and Justin;
Had such a lovely break here. The barn is adorable and makes for a comfy, romantic stay. Loved all the little touches in the cottage x – Thank you so much for the lovely welcome basket. It was very much enjoyed. An utterly beautiful place to stay. Thanks again xx
Monday 25th November – Rav and Jyoti;
Absolutely fantastic cottage and the perfect way to spend our 13th anniversary. The barn is just wonderful; cosy, quirky, romantic and had everything we needed. Loved the attention to detail. We are going home feeling very relaxed after a short break. So much to do in the surrounding area. The Christmas fayres and markets were just lovely and the old towns very peaceful. Thank you Carl for a lovely weekend break; we will be back
Monday 11th November 2013 – Sadie and Paul;
Lovely relaxing weekend break; just what we both needed. Beautiful area and the barn was perfect in every way; the breakfast basket was a lovely thought. We had some lovely walks around Suffolk and the sunset across the fields was spectacular. Carl was very helpful too. We will definitely be coming back to stay in the summer for a longer holiday and will be recommending Woodfarm Barns to all our family and friends. Thank you so much
Friday 1st November 203 – Laura, Mark and Alba;
What a lovely place! The cottage is very nice as were all the great extra touches. We really appreciated the welcome basket and underfloor heating – especially with an 11 month old in tow! Had a very relaxing break and visited some great little places. Southwold, Sutton Hoo and Framlingham are all worth a visit. We will definitely recommend this cottage! Thank you Carl, you have been a super host!
Friday 25th October – Nick and Bridget;
From the minute you drive into the gate and get your first glimpse of the holiday cottages you know this is going to be special. And special it is. A very comfortable, quiet, romantic, relaxing place to unwind and enjoy. Will most certainly return if I can get in before all the friends I recommended Woodfarm Barns to book in! Thank you
Friday 11th October 2013 – Anthony and Debbie;
Our first holiday away together without the children and I couldn’t have asked for more. The cottage is beautiful and listening to the waterfall at night was extremely relaxing. Thank you so much for making our trip so special. Can’t imagine finding a nicer holiday cottage than this. We will absolutely be back very soon x
Sunday 6th October 2013 – Ben and Emma with Bella the dog;
We came here for a relaxing break with the dog and that is exactly what we got! We took our dog for a walk and went for a bike ride but mostly we stayed in and enjoyed the quietness of the surroundings in this beautiful cottage. This is a gorgeous place to stay and to get away from every day life. And so dog-friendly. We will definitely be visiting again and recommending to family and friends!
Friday 20th September 2013 – Sandra, Andy & Emilija:
This was our second time here in this beautiful little holiday cottage. It was as brilliant as the first. We will be back. A great family holiday place 🙂
Sunday 29th September 2013 – Colin and Sharon with Megan and Finaud the dogs:
Well, we promised we’d be back and here we are 13 months later. Still the same warm welcome and same helpful Carl. We were struck immediately upon arrival by how different the whole place looks after another year to mature. We thought last year that it would be hard to improve on that but well done Carl, you’ve managed it. And finally yes, we will be back. Thanks again for providing the best holiday cottage. And so dog-friendly. Bonus!
Friday 13th September 2013 – Brian and Gilly:
Lovely 4 night stay is a cosy cottage. I think everyone has already said everything about it. Southwold was lovely and we had a great lunch at the White Horse in Whepstead. Jimmy’s Farm is great, particularly if you have kids. Thank you Carl for a lovely, peaceful few days in Suffolk. Stour Barn is such a beautiful holiday cottage
Friday 30th August 2013 – Mel and Tricia with Gyp & Nero the dogs:
An extremely enjoyable 4 night stay with all the facilities we could have wished for to ensure a memorable stay. Such a surprise to find this luxury in a dog-friendly holiday cottage. Southwold and Thorpeness particularly interesting and definitely to be revisited. Great places to go with the dogs. Crowfield church next door – not to be missed. A place of beauty. Gyp & Nero the dogs thoroughly enjoyed the enclosed garden and country walks; not to mention the beaches!
Sunday 11th August 2013 – Chris & Lesley:
This is our first visit to Suffolk. We didn’t know what to expect but we were not disappointed. Stour Barn was a great cottage, we couldn’t have asked for anything nicer, just lovely! We visited some lovely places; Framlingham, Southwold, Woodbridge, Aldeburgh. We had loads of tea and cake! The locals are so friendly, we just loved it! Thank you Carl for a lovely stay!
Sunday 21st July 2013 – Paul & Roberta;
A beautiful location and so easy to get to from London! Hamper on arrival, peaceful nights sleep, lovely bike rides. Just what we needed. Thank you, we will come again
Monday 19th July, 2013, Sandra, Andy & Emilija:
At the time of arrival we received a very warm welcome from Carl. The cottage was absolutely gorgeous. Lovely little garden outside with a very original table with candle lights hanging in the air. We thought it was very romantic ;-). We got a beautiful basket full of everything you need for a full English breakfast. Nice touch 😉 lovely little barn. Very cosy. We had our baby girl with us. Even she loved the place 😉 Thank you all for this pleasant stay and we hope we will come back to visit very soon. Definitely will recommend it to all our friends 🙂
Friday, 12th of July, 2013, Sue:
We have had a lovely stay here at Woodfarm Barns helped immensely by the fantastic week of weather.
Monday, 1st of July, 2013, Judith & Ray:
Very warm welcome from Carl. Cottages in a lovely setting. Very relaxing. Good weather most days & so much to see holidaying in Suffolk. Many thanks for the breakfast hampers etc excellent!
Monday, 24th of June, 2013, Peter & Carol:
A perfect cosy hideaway. Just what we needed – a beautiful cottage to snuggle up and forget the hustle and bustle of our usual lives. We would like to come back & will recommend!!
Monday, 24th of June, 2013, Carole & David:
High standard of holiday accommodation. Tastefully decorated with very thoughtful touches to make your stay perfect. A cosy, comfy cottage with so many luxurious touches
Friday, 14th of June, 2013, Kevin & Petrina:
Lovely cosy barn with so much attention to detail
Friday, 7th of June, 2013, Katherine:
Fantastic stay, wonderful holiday cottage – thank you!
Friday, 24th of May, 2013, Nicola:
Lovely accommodation, great welcome basket. Great facilities
Sunday, 14th of April, 2013, Ian:
Lovely cottage feel with some amazing homely touches. Rustic charm, countryside form the door, lovely Suffolk on tap! Welcome basket was delicious!
Friday, 12th of April, 2013, Lissie & Michael:
A beautifully designed, cosy, welcoming cottage. Carl was so helpful and friendly. We would definitely recommend a romantic holiday here.
Monday, 1st of April, 2013, Clare & David with Kipper the dog:
Excellent rural retreat, with fantastic attention to detail. A great cottage to come home to after exploring the Suffolk countryside. The dog had a great time too!
Thursday, 21st of March, 2013, Julian & Suzanne:
A lovely find, peaceful, relaxing and comfortable. A warm welcome from Carl, great cottage to spend time indoors during a March snow storm. Really cosy and romantic
Sunday, 10th of March, 2013, Andy & Gill:
We have had a lovely holiday. The cottage is perfect, very cosy and comfortable.
Sunday, 3rd of March, 2013, Helen & Darren:
We had an excellent time here. Very cosy and relaxing which is exactly what we needed. The owner goes out of his way to make you feel welcome. Great DVD collection and bikes available to borrow in ‘The Shed’. Highly recommended for a romantic holiday
Sunday, 24th of February, 2013, Nikki & Kevin:
Stour Barn is a wonderful cosy cottage to retreat to for a weekend away from the hassle of day to day life.
Sunday, 10th of February, 2013, Sarah & Adam:
Lovely peaceful break, everything you could want and more. Very well equipped barn and excellent welcome pack and hamper. Thank you for sharing this cottage with us, we will be back!
Monday, 21st of January, 2013, Teresa:
A great getaway for a snowy weekend. Bit of a shame we didn’t get ‘snowed in’! Ideal holiday destination
Friday, 21st of December, 2012, Bryn:
Lovely cottage, such a high standard that one rarely finds in holiday accommodation
Saturday, 17th of November, 2012, Matt & Holly:
A beautiful place to stay, a perfect escape to somewhere quiet with all the comforts at home. Highly recommended. We don’t want to leave!!
Sunday, 21st of October, 2012, Ann:
Friday, 28th of September, 2012, Andrew & Julia:
A cosy and welcoming holiday haven, absolutely charming!
Friday, 21st of September, 2012, Anna:
A really lovely, romantic cottage. I came here with my husband for some ‘alone’ time and we are going home happy, relaxed and definitely rejuvenated!
Friday, 21st of September, 2012, Gemma:
Beautiful cottage and a peaceful environment with everything you need for a great stay including a fantastic DVD collection!
Friday, 14th of September, 2012, Matt:
Perfect little holiday cottage. Very romantic and cosy. Thank you
Sunday, 2nd of September, 2012, Kaye & Steve with the dogs:
What a great cottage. We immediately felt of home and loved it so much we stayed another 2 nights and still didn’t want to leave. Lots of things to do and great walks with the dogs. Couldn’t ask for more. We will be back!!
Thursday, 23rd of August, 2012, Claire & John:
Beautiful Cottage in a beautiful area of Suffolk. Just the place for a romantic cottage break.
Sunday, 12th of August, 2012, Colin & Sharon with the dogs:
Excellent cottage in a wonderful setting with a welcoming and helpful host. The dogs were well catered for in the garden
Friday, 10th of August, 2012, Mathew & Elise:
We have had a fantastic holiday at Stour Barn. Carl was incredibly welcoming and the basket of supplies was fab! A stress free break as all the essentials were provided. The barn was gorgeous so cosy and quaint we will definitely recommend to others!
Friday, 10th of August, 2012, Amanda & David:
Lovely cottages, great location, and a welcoming host.
Wednesday, 25th of July, 2012, Suzi:
Carl has created a delightful Suffolk retreat. Stour Barn was what it said on the tin. And much more!
Monday, 23rd of July, 2012, Caroline & Paul:
Had a really lovely break at Stour Barn. Excellent holiday accommodation; lovely surrounding. A big well done to Carl for creating such a lovely place
Sunday, 15th of July, 2012, Jim & Debbie:
A wonderful cottage with everything you could ever need. Situated in a great area with all the must see sights of Suffolk within easy reach. We will be back soon
Friday, 6th of July, 2012, Marie & Christopher:
We have had a wonderfully relaxing break here. It is so quiet here and yet very easy to find a myriad of places to visit nearby. This is a real find, such luxury and we definitely want to return. Thank you
Friday, 15th of June, 2012, John & Cathy:
Very pretty setting. Very comfortable and cosy cottage. Carl was very welcoming, nothing is any trouble and so helpful. We love Suffolk- beautiful countryside and peaceful.
Friday, 15th of June, 2012, John:
Very pretty setting. Stour Barn very comfortable. Carl is very welcoming, nothing is any trouble; so helpful. We love Suffolk, beautiful country side and so peaceful!
Friday, 8th of June, 2012, Kevin:
We have really enjoyed our stay here, it’s only a shame we have to leave! Great facilities- we enjoyed sitting outside after a BBQ, relaxing to the sound of the waterfall. Thank you for creating a relaxing environment for us to holiday in Carl.
Monday, 4th of June, 2012, Anne with Maisy and Freddie the dogs:
This beautiful barn has exceeded our expectations, which are very high ! It is wonderful to find a holiday let which has been decorated with such consideration for a luxurious look as well as comfort. Brilliant for dogs too! Thank You