Onderneming (sleeps 6 to 8)

This Suffolk coastal retreat is a haven for family and friends. Moored on the River Alde at Snape Maltings, this cavernous Dutch Barge is a stone's throw from great pubs and a range of boutique shops, coffee shops and a deli. The ideal idyll for families and small groups of friends seeking a unique getaway, with stunning views and great walks in both directions. The perfect spot to paws and reflect, with up to 3 dogs very welcome. Sleeps 6 to 8.

An award won by Woodfarm Barns. Dog friendly accommodation in Suffolk
An award won by Woodfarm Barns. Dog friendly accommodation in Suffolk
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Built in 1899, she measures 94ft in length and offers guests spacious but cosy accommodation. She sleeps 6 comfortably in three double bedrooms but also has a comfy double sofa-bed and a kids’ den.

This magnificent Barge features many historic features, including all her original portholes. Two fully fitted galley kitchen / living / dining areas, and three bathrooms. Fabulous river walks right from the quay.

Woodfarm Barges in the press!

Onderneming appeared in The Times’ “Best Unusual Holiday Homes” and “Ten best places to stay by a river” articles, and Twee Gebroeders was in their feature on “Love Nests: Great Places for two”. She also appeared in The Daily & Sunday Mail articles on unique floating holidays.​ Both Barges are moored on quays as opposed to offering sailing holidays; think of them as floating holiday cottages.

Onderneming details

Built in 1899, she is almost 100ft in length and 18ft wide! She sleeps 6 comfortably in three double bedrooms but also has a double sofa-bed in the lower saloon. She has one en-suite wet room and 2 additional bathrooms including one with a bath.

There are 2 large saloons (lounge & dining areas to you and I), with lots of seating and both have fully fitted kitchens so you can cook and chat in either! The upper saloon benefits from the beautiful river views and the lower saloon has a fabulous wood-burning stove for cosy evenings by the fire. You can also sit up on the deck with your morning coffee or watch the sun go down, it’s up to you. We can recommend both!

Onderneming is fully centrally heated at no extra cost. We also provide logs for your open fire.

Read lots more detail about Onderneming here.

Dog friendly

We welcome up to three dogs on board and we have a reputation for combining luxury, with a highly open, dog-friendly approach. The best of both worlds for you and your dogs. In case you’re worried, we do have Doggy life jackets on board.

She is moored on the River Alde at the iconic Snape Maltings, a stunning location near the beautiful Heritage Coast of Suffolk, with an incredibly popular, well-known, dog-friendly pub, as well as coffee shops, independent boutique shops and amazing river walks on either side of the river.


Onderneming is moored so this is not a sailing holiday. She is static but due to her size and weight you will not really feel her moving at all! You have two parking spaces adjacent to the Barge, and there is plenty of other parking too.

If you want to escape the real world for a bit, this is the perfect place to do it! An unparalleled mooring at Snape Maltings on the River Alde. Stunning river views one side and easy access to the very best retail therapy in Suffolk. Snape Maltings has a wonderful deli, pub, a choice of coffee shops, as well as homewares, giftwares, crafts and an amazing food hall. You have a breathtaking river walk on either side of the Alde, once you’ve finished in the pub. What more could you want?

Snape Maltings is a cultural ‘Mecca’ in Suffolk, within easy reach of Aldeburgh, Orford, Southwold and the rest of Suffolk’s beautiful Heritage Coast.

Read lots more detail about Ondernemings’ location here.

Out & About

If you do actually want more, then you have access to some of the best of the British coast, with historic Woodbridge, Orford and Aldeburgh within easy reach, or you could carry on up the coast a little to Dunwich, Walberswick and Southwold; all well worth a visit.

Onderneming is situated within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a designated Conservation Area. We have bikes available for you.

Important information about our Barges and how they differ from a standard holiday cottage

Gallery & Virtual Tour for Onderneming (sleeps 6 to 8)

Dates & Availability

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2 or 3 night weekends, 4 or 5 night midweeks, or full weeks.

3 night weekends, 4 night midweeks, or full weeks.

Up to three dogs welcome. £15 each.

Breakfast basket included in Suffolk. Pizza night hamper in Tuscany.

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Need some help? Just call me on 01449 710032 and I’ll guide you through your booking.

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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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We don't just tolerate Dogs, we welcome them! We've built a strong reputation in this market, 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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