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Happy dog owner guests at our Suffolk cottages

Dog-Friendly Extraordinary Holiday Cottages

We have hundreds of testimonials from our dog-loving guests. All of these are taken from our Guest Comments Books in our holiday cottages. Feel free to scan through and see what our previous guests have thought about our dog-friendly holiday cottages and Suffolk in general

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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 Treatment, 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 PJ’s, 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 Bridezilla’s 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 sofa’s, 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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Doing our bit for charity

Charity Logos

At Woodfarm Barns we are proud to be doing our little bit for three great causes. This is a small cottage (sorry!) industry but we are fortunate enough to be in a position to use the business and some personal time to be able to do some good for;

* The Willow Foundation via ‘Leestock Festival’

This came about in 2013 when I was asked to perform at Leestock Festival in Long Melford, Suffolk. I’m a singer/ songwriter in my spare time (hah!) and became involved as a sponsor through the business too as I loved what they were doing. This continued in 2014 as we were again key sponsors, financing and producing the festival programme, as well as performing again year with my band Elephant in the Room

Carl at Leestock

Have a look at some more info on Leestock & The Willow Foundation here

* Wood Green, The Animals Charity

This kinda happened by accident when Dawn & Paul, some of our most loyal guests suggested we may wish to become an ‘affiliate partner’ as Dawn works there. I have obviously been familiar with the amazing work that Wood Green do for many years. We pride ourselves in providing high quality pet-friendly accommodation and the pet market is a huge part of what we do it seemed like a great idea

Katja, Carl and Dawn with furry friends

For more info on what they do and what we are doing together click here

* Suffolk Family Carers

Again this came about through my music as a fellow musician friend’s wife works for the charity. I decided on the spur of the moment in February 2014 to hold a last minute charity auction on Facebook for a weekend away because we had a vacant barn. I figured I would rather someone enjoyed it than it sit empty and we could raise some money for this brilliant local cause. I’m delighted to say that this has snowballed as I subsequently headed up the production and release of a CD recorded at the BBC Suffolk Studios. Details of the project can be found here and if you’d like to buy a copy, just £8 for 18 original tracks, then just ask me. We raised funding from lots of Suffolk businesses, including Woodfarm Barns and sales are going well with every penny going to a great cause

BBC Sessions CD

Please have a look at the great work that Suffolk Family Carers carry out on their website

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A luxury Winter Break in Suffolk

A Winter break at our Suffolk holiday cottages

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. Never a truer phrase than on a winter break in Suffolk.

Have a Winter Break in Suffolk at Woodfarm BarnsThe cooler months are still a wonderful time to enjoy a winter break around here. The landscape takes on a very different but nonetheless inviting feel and of course all of our cottages have bundles of cosy charm and roaring log fires to keep you warm and add that touch of winter cosiness

 

The rambling countryside that surrounds us is still appealing in the autumn & winter, with winding country lanes and loads of great public footpaths taking you off the beaten track. You won’t see many people around here whatever the time of year so this time of the year is especially great if you want to get away from it all with your loved one/s

Southwold beach on your Winter breakThe beautiful heritage coast is just half an hour away and still very popular at this time. You’ll be treated to a bracing North Sea breeze to blast away the cobwebs but as long as you wrap up warm.

Suffolk Coasts and Heaths are one of two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty that we have within half an hour of our cottages.

Woodbridge, Southwold and Aldeburgh are all really popular destinations with our guests all year round and you can always pick up some great local beers and wines to warm you up when you get back here.

 

Mouth-watering breakfast basket with your Winter breakYou’ll need to head off for a good walk anyway after tucking into your hearty breakfast from the welcome basket that we provide in all of our cottages.

Free range eggs from Mill Green Farm, bacon from Palfrey & Hall, mushrooms, jam and marmalade from Fruits of Suffolk, tomatoes, toast & butter, all provided as part of your package, along with fresh coffee, tea, sugar, milk, fruit and some cookies.

 

Hot Tubs make your Winter Break

Luxurious Hot Tub options on your Winter BreakWith three barns to choose from with your own, private luxurious Hot Tub, you can enjoy your Winter Break, whatever the weather.

Deben Barn has a Hot Tub on the patio, with Gipping and Orwell Barns having theirs under cover just outside your back door in one of our covered Garden Rooms with opaque roofs letting in light.

Christmas at Woodfarm

Celebrate Christmas in Suffolk on your Winter BreakThis is an extra special time of the year here at Woodfarm and we have always been fully booked way in advance. From the first year when we just had Woodfarm House, the following year when we added the Granary Barn and then the following year when we had the five new holiday cottage barns all up and running.

Our holiday cottages all lend themselves to the cosy charm you would expect from a yule-tide break in the country. With Christmas tree’s to put your presents under and tasteful traditional decorations all around you, it’ll feel like a home from home.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Whether you are in Woodfarm House, The Granary Barn or one of the ‘Woodfarm’ barns, you’ll relax and enjoy the oak-beamed ceilings and bags of rustic, country charm. Having done this for many years, we have been working hard to strike the right note for our guests, whatever the season. Take a look at the hundreds of reviews from our happy guests on TripAdvisor, Facebook and Google, resulting in the awarding of our Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and our Quality In Tourism Gold Awards for all seven cottages.

The 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 DVD’s 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 & restaurants

Kids are welcome. Woodfarm House sleeps 7, plus travel cots for toddlers and all the barns have room for a travel cot (provided free of charge) See our ‘Have Fun’ page on our Tourist Guide website “Where Do We?” for some ideas on what to do with the kids, big and small! – Just click here for a quick look

Three well-behaved dogs are welcome in all the cottages too – See our separate ‘Pets Welcome’ page at the bottom of this page or have a look on “Where Do We?” at our ‘Take the Dog’ section here

Defined by the Met Office as December, January and February our Winter 2016 prices start from just £248 for a 2 night weekend break.

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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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Special Occasions in your Luxury Self-Catering Suffolk Holiday Cottage

Wedding morning in our luxury Suffolk holiday cottage

WOODFARM HOUSE & BARNS – the perfect place to celebrate. Anything!

With the farmhouse sleeping 7 adults, plus toddlers and all six of our barns sleeping 2 adults, plus a toddler, we can cope with large groups of family and friends, right down to intimate, romantic breaks for 2 so whether it’s a big family holiday or a romantic countryside break for couples, we have a luxurious self-catering cottage to suit you!

Birthdays

We have played host to many special birthdays, from 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th even to 80th – The more ‘mature’ celebrations onwards tend to be larger family holidays in Woodfarm House, with a smattering of children & grandchildren. You are more than welcome to put banners, bunting and balloons up on the oak beams, which are in all the cottages

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 cottages and privacy to simply be together

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 are also a very popular destination for ‘Baby’s First Holiday’ as we provide Travel Cots and High Chairs so we do get a lot of parents coming for their first proper outing as a family with new arrivals

Proposals

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

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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”

Honeymoons

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

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

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Valentine’s

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

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

Christmas & New Year

This is an extra special time of the year here at Woodfarm and we have always been fully booked. From the first year when we just had one holiday cottage: Woodfarm House, the following year when we added the Granary Barn and then the following year when we had the five new barns all up and running

Our holiday cottages all lend themselves to the cosy charm you would expect from a yule-tide break in the country

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Hen Parties

We have had a number of hen parties in Woodfarm House now, which is great as they tend to be more ‘girly weekends’ than rowdy bashes. With a DVD collection in excess of 500 here for our guests, there’s plenty to accompany a few bottles of wine and a roaring log fire in the colder weather

Anniversaries

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

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

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

Vicky Dreher – Photographer

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Vicky specialises in portrait photography and has taken some fabulous photo’s around Woodfarm House & Barns. Full Blog Post coming soon but check out Vicky’s Facebook page here

Beautiful Bakes – Bespoke cakes

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

Local Home-made 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Pets Welcome – Luxury Dog Friendly Suffolk at Woof Farm Barns!

Happy Dogs love our log fires

Testimonials | Dogs | Pubs | Beaches

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Your dog needs a holiday too! Dogs account for a massive proportion of our guests to sunny Suffolk and we even allow some of them to bring their well-behaved owners!

We combine a dog-friendly ethos with the luxury that many don’t expect to find in holiday cottages accepting dogs. We don’t simply ‘tolerate’ guests with dogs, we welcome them.

We welcome dogs in all seven of our Suffolk holiday cottages both our barges as this is a huge part of the ‘stay at home’ holiday cottage market. We normally say a maximum of two dogs but we are happy to discuss other requirements. We are also happy to discuss other pets with you on an individual basis. We’ve had house cats and rabbits before but it’s mostly dogs!

We are also delighted to have been awarded the Pets Welcome accreditation by the English governing body ‘Quality in Tourism’ backing up our approach.

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