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Luxury Self-Catering Suffolk Holiday Cottages

dog friendly holiday cottage in Suffolk

Have you ever looked forward to staying in a holiday cottage or hotel and been disappointed when you arrived? I have. And that is not what I wanted when I created this development of seven luxuriously appointed, Self-Catering Holiday Cottages in the beautiful Suffolk Countryside.

My secret? Create a comfy, cosy, high quality luxury haven that I would like to stay in. It’s not rocket science!

It’s vital to me that guests love it here, want to come back time and again and bore their friends with how amazing it is. That’s why we work tirelessly on keeping everywhere looking good, nice and clean, well maintained and with quality furnishings.

We get loads of repeat business and recommendations so we must be doing something right. Don’t take my word for it though, have a look here at our thousands of guest testimonials if you haven’t already.

Guest testimonials at Woodfarm House & Barns - Luxurious and Romantic, Self-Catering, Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottages in the Heart of the Rural Suffolk Countryside

So what do we give you when you take a Luxury Self-Catering Holiday in Suffolk with us?

Breakfast Basket

Breakfast basket included with all holidays or short-breaks in our holiday cottages

Every Luxury Self-Catering holiday starts with having a nose at your brekky basket which includes eggs, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, bread, butter, milk, fruit and even a jar of cookies. Yes it is Self-Catering so you will have to cook it yourself!

With the emphasis on Luxury we supply you as standard with bath sheets, hand towels, spare loo rolls, luxury hand soap in the bathroom and kitchen, quality shower gel and shampoo, quality bedding comprising duvet & duvet cover, quality pillows, pillow cases & fitted sheets. To me, these items should be standard rather than thinking of them as luxury but that’s why we include them.

Mattresses – Some people will find them hard, some will find them soft but providing you with hotel quality luxury mattresses we have done all we can to make your self-catering holiday as comfortable as we can.

So do you need more to make it a self-catering holiday with all the luxurious touches you could want? Well, we give you more anyway!

Woodfarm House has three bathrooms; two of which have superb roll-top slipper baths and yes we include Radox, allowing you to luxuriate and totally relax. All the Holiday Barns have a modern powerful shower, with a bottle of quality shower gel and shampoo. We don’t have the fiddly little bottles that one finds in many hotels.

With every one of our seven Luxury Self-Catering Holiday Cottages, also comes:

BBQ and patio furniture in your enclosed, private garden

Bikes – for all ages and we even have a tandem with a third kiddie seat!

Smart TV

Central Heating (included in your price)

Clothes Airer

Cooker and Hob (Woodfarm House has a large Aga-style range oven)

Fridge with ice box (Large fridge-freezer in Woodfarm House)

Ground Floor Shower room

Ground Floor Toilet


Luxury hand soap with all sinks and basins

Internet Access (FREE)

iPod docking station

Microwave oven

Off Road Parking

Open Fire or Wood-Burning Stove

Television – Large flat-screen

We also have:

High Chairs & Travel Cots available free of charge to all holiday cottages

Iron and Ironing Board (There are a few in a central point for the barns – Woodfarm House and the Granary Barn have their own)

Washing Machine facilities – Woodfarm House has its own and there is a laundry room that guests are welcome to use upon request

Luxury Suffolk Food Hampers in your Suffolk Holiday Cottage

You can pre-order one of a selection of deli-cious hampers crammed with tasty foodie treats. Check out the options on our separate post here.

Deli Hampers available to order at Woodfarm House & Barns - Luxurious and Romantic, Self-Catering, Dog-Friendly   Holiday Cottages in the Heart of the Rural Suffolk Countryside

Find out more about our luxury holiday cottages in Woodfarm Life Magazine.

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Pamper breaks in the heart of the Suffolk Countryside

Achieving Hygge in your Suffolk holiday cottage

Fuss & Food – that’s what we all like when we want pamper breaks. Whether it’s a Hen or Wedding Party weekend or simply a well-earned pamper break we have it covered with Beauty Treatments, Luxury Deli Hampers and our very own Michelin Star trained Chef providing bespoke catering as a great add-on to your most luxurious self-catering break in the heart of the Suffolk Countryside. We have it all waiting for you.

How about the right mix of luxury and relaxation for your pamper breaks, without the stuffy confines of a hotel?

If you fancy chilling out with your mates in your PJs, whilst the scrummy food treats and beauty package comes to you then have a good read of this and then take our Google Virtual Tour where you can have a look round each room of each cottage!

That’s exactly what Tansie the Hen and her friends Dawn, Laura, Lainey, Megan, Lindsey and Linda did to celebrate Tansie’s forthcoming wedding early in 2015. This was the lovely message they left us:

“Well, what can we say? We are totally chilled, relaxed and de-stressed. No Bridezillas here! Thank you for letting us use the cottage.”

Even after I’d teased them about finding an empty Moet bottle complete with security tag after the first night!

Pamper breaks - Don't steal the champers though!

Down a rural lane in the Heart of Rural Suffolk Countryside, the main ‘Hen House’ is a 500 year traditional old thatched, timber-framed Farmhouse, accommodating up to 7 guests (we can squeeze a couple more) with a spacious dining room, comfy lounge with squashy sofas, farmhouse kitchen and three bathrooms. We have a further six Suffolk barns, all sleeping 2, allowing for up to 19 (or a couple more) in your group.

Our team of local ‘partners’ to ensure great pamper breaks, is a fab Beautician just around the corner, an award-winning Deli and a Michelin Star trained Chef! Three other great local independent businesses working with us and all motivated to ensure you have the most enjoyable girlie mini-break or Hen Weekend.

Complete bespoke packages from our local partners to ensure your stay here is extra special:

Hen Party Beauty treatment or simply a Girlie weekend

Since the start, our guests have enjoyed being pampered by Debbie and the team at the Beauty Barn. We are now working closer than ever with them to bring our guests a real alternative to the traditional spa break. So rather than staying in a hotel and going across to the spa for your treatment, your treatment can come to you!

So now you can relax in the beautiful surroundings of Woodfarm and the experts will come and pamper you right here!

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Love is in the air @ Woodfarm Barns – Romantic Suffolk Holidays

A couple sit on a bench at sunset

With the emphasis on Romance, Woodfarm is the perfect place to celebrate! Whether it’s your first holiday together, or your 50th wedding anniversary, you’ll find everything you need is here.

First holidays

The ideal first romantic getaway for the new love in your life. Romance is the key here at Woodfarm, with rustic charm oozing out of every oak beam, lavishly equipped and decorated holiday cottages and privacy to simply be together chilling out in front of the log burner.

Don’t just take our word for it… “A great little barn. Perfect for seeing in our 1st New Year together” – Paul & Penny, January 2012


We have had several proposals here and happily join in with setting your cottage up with flowers, champagne, candles etc in order for you to pop the question. This is what we did for a proposal in 2012 in the Granary Barn, along with Champagne waiting on ice.

romantic decorations in barns

Staying here in July 2012, Conor & Amanda wrote; “The perfect balance of hospitality and privacy in a beautiful location. We were so taken by the place we even got engaged here last night! We cant wait to come back.”

Wedding Parties

With the beautiful Crowfield Church next door to us, as well as some amazing Wedding venues nearby, such as the stunning Crow’s Hall, Woodfarm is the perfect place to accommodate family and friends in the run-up to the great day and over the celebrations.

romantic church

With Woodfarm House sleeping 7 adults, it is popular with Bride’ & Grooms’ families, with the happy couple themselves often taking the Granary next door and then family and friends occupying the other barns, making a weekend of it. We can sleep up to 19 adults, plus toddlers and dogs.

We always meet with prospective wedding guests to tailor-make the stay to their needs so why not call us to discuss your plans?


We have had honeymoons in just about all of our barns, as well as the Farmhouse, with some amazing testimonials.

In June 2013 we even had the happy bride setting off from Stour Barn. Congratulations to Stacey & Barry.

wedding at Woodfarm Barns


The perfect time to celebrate romance! We are always fully booked for Valentine’s so it’s worth booking early.

Again, don’t just take our word for it… “It was beautiful peaceful & blissfully happy on Valentine weekend.” – Robbie, February 2012.


Whatever the Wedding Anniversary, we have a holiday cottage for you to celebrate in style. From a romantic getaway for two in one of our Suffolk Barns, to a full family celebration in Woodfarm House, sleeping seven adults, as well as toddlers, we’ve hosted them all.

To make it all extra special we have a fabulous team of local ‘Business Partners’;

To work with you, whatever your occasion and requirements, we have a number of local small businesses perfectly poised to help out;

Elizabeth Tunstall – Florist


With bouquets & arrangements starting at just £20, see our blog post on some floral displays that she has done for guests here already

Vicky Dreher – Photographer

inside granary barn

Vicky specialises in portrait photography and has taken some fabulous photos around Woodfarm House & Barns. Full Blog Post coming soon but check out

Beautiful Bakes – Bespoke cakes

wedding cake

Local Homemade cakes for every occasion. Janette Gibbons makes all her cakes to order for a number of local deli’s and coffee shops and has offered a range of bespoke bakery treats for our guests. Full Blog post coming soon but check some of her wares out here

Deli at the Chilli Farm

food hamper

We have mouth-watering Suffolk Hampers put together especially for us, beautifully presented in your holiday cottage, awaiting your arrival. There are options starting at £25 but they will happily discuss your requirements with you. The standard options are on our Blog Post here

Mark Peters – Michelin Star Chef

romantic meal

Mark works closely with us, providing bespoke, exclusive dinner party menus to suit any occasion. He hosted Suffolk’s first ever ‘Pop-up Restaurant’ here at Woodfarm House in 2013 – Check it out here

Tracey Starie


We have teamed up with Tracey Starie, who started her business ‘Fizzy Bubbles’ as a complete career change from accountancy to producing hand-made, 100% natural soap and beauty products (Gotta say I would too!) Have a look at our Blog Post on Tracey here

The Beauty Barn – Massage, Hair and Beauty Treatments

woman having massage

Based just two minutes from Woodfarm Barns, the Beauty Barn (There are a lot of barns in Suffolk) are excited about offering some great packages for our guests.

Debbie, the owner has had a good nose around Woodfarm to get a feel for what experience our guests have here, so she can understand what they would want from her and has put together some great ideas for those that love a bit of pampering.

Check out our Beauty Barn Blog Post here

So if you are looking for the perfect romantic holiday getaway then simply choose a cottage and check the availability and prices with us.

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Spring in a Luxurious holiday cottage in Suffolk

snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey

Spring is in the air and Woodfarm House and Barns is a great place to take a luxurious holiday cottage this time of the year.

It’s the perfect place to enjoy an Easter holiday and being Britain, we’ll take whatever the weather is doing in our stride! Our Luxury Holiday Cottages are surrounded by open, rambling countryside, winding country lanes and loads of great public footpaths taking you off the beaten track. We have beautiful picture postcard villages, sandy and shingle beaches and marshland teaming with wildlife. Suffolk is an ideal place to escape and enjoy the Spring.

Great walks near your holiday cottage in Suffolk

Warm morning air with a crispness to it as the sun wakes up and reaches for his hat; a perfect time to leave your luxurious holiday cottage and stroll along the hedgerows down the lane here at Woodfarm Barns to the church before tucking into your breakfast basket that we provide in all of our cottages.

Breakfast Basket with your holiday cottage in SuffolkYou can make your stroll as short or as long as you like then head back to your cottage for eggs, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, toast and butter; all provided as part of your package, along with fresh coffee, tea, sugar and milk.

The bacon comes from our local butcher, Neaves of Debenham, and you also get a couple of little taster jars of jam and marmalade made in the village, from Fruits of Suffolk.

You’ll have a great start to your first Suffolk morning.

Dog Walks with your luxury self-catering holiday cottage in SuffolkWhether you stroll or take a wider tour of the lanes on one of the bikes that we provide free of charge, if you can think of a better start to the day then let us know!

This is the lane we are on, looking down to the church next door but one.

Whether you are in Woodfarm House, The Granary Barn or one of the newer ‘Woodfarm’ barns, you’ll relax and enjoy the oak-beamed ceilings and bags of rustic, country charm. Having been doing this for many years, we seem to have struck the right note for our holiday guests, whatever the season. You choose which luxurious holiday cottage to take.

Cosy log fire at Woodfarm House - Celebrations in a Suffolk holiday cottageThe farmhouse has a wonderful open fire and all six of the barns have great wood-burning stoves so if the temperature drops in the evening then you can get a cosy fire going and chill out with one of hundreds of DVDs that we provide, again free of charge.

You’ll find country lanes, thatched ­cottages, classic out-of-season seaside resorts at Aldeburgh and Southwold, meandering rivers and great pubs.

Kids are welcome. Woodfarm House sleeps 2, plus travel cots for toddlers and all the barns have room for a travel cot (provided free of charge). See our ‘Activities’ page for some ideas on what to do with the children.

Three well-behaved dogs are welcome in all the cottages too – see our separate ‘Pets Welcome’ page.

Spring is defined by the Met Office as March, April and May. Our Spring 2016 prices start from just £243 for a two night Friday & Saturday break and £324 for a 4 night Monday to Friday break.