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Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB

Come and explore the stunning Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty on your Woodfarm Barge break.

There are beautiful places to visit all around the world. However we don’t have to fly off to an exotic far away location to experience some of the best that mother nature has to offer us and the Suffolk Coast and Heaths is one example on our doorstep!

Right here in Suffolk we posses 55 miles of absolutely stunning heritage coastline which is part of an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) featuring 155 square miles of breathtaking unspoilt landscape. And we just happen to have two Holiday Cottage Barges here! 

In the Suffolk Coast and Health AONB there’s something for everyone to enjoy: Estuaries with a plethora of birds and other wildlife, ancient healths, breathtaking beaches and a treasure trove of historic towns and villages.

Aldeburgh; dog-friendly Suffolk beachesSo come and be inspired by the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. Over the years a multitude of writers, musicians and artists have visited the area and drunk deep from the well of inspiration nature has to offer the fortunate traveller. Writer Eric Arthur Blair even took the River Orwell for his surname, adding it to ‘George’.

Book a break on a Woodfarm Barge and you can also experience this stretch of England. You may well arrive stressed and a little burnt out by the fast-paced rush of today’s world, but you’ll leave refreshed and revitalised.

When you join us to explore the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB you can take things at your own speed.

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Marvel at the rich variety of birds and wildlife at Thorpeness, Walberswick, Orford or Sutton Heath. Or visit one of the most immaculately preserved piers in the country at the lovely seaside town of Southwold. Spend a day listening to music on the bandstand at Aldeburgh or shopping for those perfect mementos at Snape Maltings.

Go fast or go slow, it’s up to you. Go and see all that the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB has on display. You won’t be disappointed!

For more information to help you plan your visit you can pop over to The Suffolk Coast’s official page.

We hope you come and join us soon for a magical barge getaway on our Suffolk Rivers. There’s some truly wonderful places here to explore and experience. 

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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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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