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Your first holiday together

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.


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 the Granary Barn, along with Champagne waiting on ice for Tom who popped the question to Vic. 

Wedding Parties in the Suffolk countryside

Bride & Grooms outfits outside our luxury holiday cottageWith the beautiful Crowfield Church next door to us, as well as some amazing Wedding venues nearby, Woodfarm is the perfect place to accommodate family and friends in the run-up to the great day and over the celebrations.

With Woodfarm House sleeping 7 adults, it is popular with Bride & Groom’s 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?

“Well, what can we say and where do we start? We booked upon an enthusiastic recommendation from a friend for a mini-honeymoon break (a mini-moon if you will). Carl was immediately friendly and helpful and we knew we were on to something! The place is fantastic and provided us with two days of newly wedded bliss. We will be telling everyone we know about the Granary and Woodfarm. Fantastic Holiday place! Thank you! xxx” – Rosie and Calvin, 8th November 2013


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

It really is such a special place to unwind and enjoy your first days together as a married couple.


The perfect time to celebrate romance! We are always fully booked for Valentine’s so early booking is advisable. We turn so many people away every year.

We will happily arrange flowers, champagne, chocolates etc. for you. Just ask!

Again, don’t just take our word for it……. “It was beautiful peaceful & blissfully happy on Valentine’s weekend” – Rob & Laura, February 2015

To make your holiday cottage stay extra special we have some great local ‘Business Partners’

They’ll work with you, whatever your occasion and requirements. We have a number of local independent business people perfectly poised to help out and familiar with working with us here at Woodfarm.

Lucy Jane Flowers

With bouquets & arrangements starting at just £25, Lucy has provided some wonderful floral displays for our guests over the years. Everything is made especially for you so just give her a buzz for a chat on 01728 860190Lucy Jane Flowers at our Romantic Suffolk Holiday Cottages.

Beautiful Bakes – Bespoke cakes

Local hand-made cakes. Janette Gibbons makes all her cakes to order for a number of local deli’s and coffee shops and now, especially for our guests. Check out her Facebook page for loads of photos and to contact her.


Deli-cious Suffolk Hampers put together especially for us, awaiting your arrival. Options starting at just £25 but they will happily discuss your requirements with you according to your own tastes. Check the options on our Blog Post.

Suffolk Deli Hamper in your romantic holiday cottage

We have several cottages with luxurious Hot Tubs; the height of romance. Transport yourself away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, to just kicking back with your loved one, a glass of something nice in your hand and let the jets ease away all thoughts of the daily norm!

We have four-person hot tubs in two-person cottages so you really have the ultimate in decadence. Have a look in more detail.

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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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Dog Days

dog in a holiday cottage

Woodfarm House and all six of our Suffolk barn holiday cottages are dog friendly so your dog can feel at home too as he or she holidays with you. Now you can have a luxury self-catering holiday in the beautiful Suffolk Countryside without leaving your dog in kennels or faffing around getting sitters as you can bring them to our dog friendly cottages in the heart of rural Suffolk.

Meander down the lanes right from here on your morning dog walk down to the church. It’s just next door and has a public footpath round it back to the lane so your dog can have a good old root around in the hedgerows. It’s a great leg-stretcher for both humans and dogs.

Then enjoy your complimentary breakfast basket, full of lovely Suffolk goodies. It’s a self-catering holiday cottage but so many of our guests are surprised when they discover the lovely provisions we leave at the cottage. But we don’t leave the dog out as we leave a dog biscuit (Don’t cook it though). The dog may appreciate a bit of smoked bacon though!

Taking the dog out in Suffolk is easy. So many pubs welcome dogs and there are countless walks, many of which are in the books and maps we have in your self-catering holiday cottage and also highlighted on our guide to all things Suffolk Where Do We…

After a long day out exploring Suffolk with the dog, you can come back and relax in your self-catering holiday cottage in front of a lovely log fire. Woodfarm House has a gorgeous open fire and all the barn holiday cottages have great little woodburners, which dogs love curling up in front of.

As we said, at all our Suffolk holiday cottages we have OS maps and great books on “Walks in Suffolk” with loads of dog walks, pinpointing local dog walks & dog-friendly pubs. We have dog bowls at each holiday cottage too, as well as providing our four-legged friends with a dog biscuit or doggie treat as we’ve said.

Our welcome folders in the self-catering holiday cottages also have additional doggie info, including details of local vets, which of course we hope you never need! We also have a number of groomers locally that come highly recommended so your dog can be pampered too.

We normally accept two dogs in each self-catering holiday cottage though we are happy to discuss more with you. After all, they are your dogs so it’ll be up to you at the end of the day. We probably won’t accept 101 dalmations though! Woodfarm House is obviously the largest holiday cottage we have and we have happily had four dogs in there at one time. If you just have little dogs then I’m sure we could accept more! Just discuss your own dog collection with us! The barn cottages are great for two dogs. If you have another dog then do give us a call.

Each of our luxury dog-friendly self-catering holiday cottages is geared up well, with fully enclosed gardens to keep your dog safe. All the barns have oak flooring so are very practical where dogs are concerned and much of the downstairs of Woodfarm House is tiled.

We keep spare dog towels to wipe down mucky mutts after a day’s dog-walking around the picturesque Suffolk Countryside. They are in our bike shed, at the centre of all our holiday cottages, which also houses lots of tourist information on everything you could possibly wish for to guide you around Suffolk and its dog-friendly attractions. There are loads of DVD’s in there too so you and the dog can curl up in front of the log-fire in the evening!

There’s an outside tap with each of our holiday cottages to hose ’em down too!
So in summary, all our dog-friendly holiday cottages have a pet welcome pack including: a pet washing station outside, local dog walking maps, pet waste bags, dog-friendly pub info, information on local vets, info on local pet suppliers, dog bowls, dog towels and that ever welcome dog biscuit.

So many of our dog-owning guests are amazed at the luxury and high-quality of our dog-friendly self-catering holiday cottages, so rarely found in accommodation accepting dogs. So whether it’s a romantic weekend for two, accompanied by your dog, or a full on family holiday with a handful of dogs, we have the ideal self-catering holiday cottage for you.
We do respectfully ask that your dog is kept off the beds and furnishings and is not left alone. Please be mindful of other guests, with or without dogs, particularly with regards to barking etc. We hope you enjoy your stay at one of our dog friendly self-catering cottages in Suffolk.

Don’t just take our word for it, have a read through our testimonials from our previous dog-owning guests here

We’ve always been dog-friendly here as so many of our guests are dog-owners but we’ve now stepped it up a gear. One of our loyal guests works for Wood Green, The Animals Charity and we have long since offered a donation when anyone books a break, having seen us on their website.

I figured it was about time I went over to their Cambridgeshire site and it was quite an eye-opener. They do amazing work within the community, educating people on animal welfare and re-homing dogs, cats, small animals and also field animals.

Wood Green - Charity supported by our Romantic, Luxurious Self-Catering, Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottages in the   Heart of the Rural Suffolk Countryside

This is me with Katja & Dawn from Wood Green, with a sign we appropriated from their vast gift shop! The top pic is us with Hamish and Haggis, two brothers currently looking for new homes.

And who could possibly resist this little fella below? This is Toby. Despite his sad look he is a very happy chappy and was all over us when we met him.

Wood Green - Charity supported by our Romantic, Luxurious Self-Catering, Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottages in the   Heart of the Rural Suffolk Countryside
We now have lots of goodies to give away to our dog-owning guests, from Wood Green car stickers, lapel pins and magazines, to travel bowls.

It was a real treat having a look round and we are very proud to be working with such an amazing charity as one of the three we currently support.

Many thanks to Tony Bell Photography for the pics. Tony will soon be offering exclusive but very affordable portrait packages for our guests. With or without dogs!

Alde Barn - one of our Romantic, Luxurious Self-Catering, Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottages in the   Heart of the Rural Suffolk Countryside
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Happy Birthday to us!

Birthday celebrations at our Suffolk holiday cottages

It’s almost June, which means it’s Summer here in good old Blighty! Whatever the weather, it’s still Summer so it’s time to open the Pimms and enjoy a fabulous luxurious Self-Catering break in one of our Suffolk Holiday Cottages

Summer in Suffolk with a Pimms in one of our Romantic, Luxurious Self-Catering, Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottages in the   Heart of the Rural Suffolk Countryside

It also means a huge Happy Birthday to…………………… us! Yes, Woodfarm Barns is officially two years old the first week of Summer 2014! Continue reading Happy Birthday to us!

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Autumn breaks in our luxurious Suffolk Holiday Cottages

Cosy fires in our luxury holiday cottages in Suffolk

Blue skies, open landscapes, country lanes and public footpaths, mixed with picture postcard villages, beaches, marshland and a large dollop of eccentricity, Suffolk is an ideal Autumn holiday escape. All the pics on this page were taken from our holiday cottages and down our lane in October 2012
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