Thorpeness; dog-friendly Suffolk beaches

Thorpeness – a quintessential English day out

One of my favourite places on our beautiful Heritage Coast is Thorpeness, just half an hour or so from Woodfarm Barns

It just conjours up images of a great day out at the seaside without kiss me quick hats every ten yards. If you like unspoilt (stoney) beaches, quaint tea rooms, antiques and great pub food then look no further. Oh and with the added bonus of a massive boating lake

The skyline of Thorpeness is dominated by the ‘House in the clouds’ – A holiday cottage 70ft in the air. Yes it’s a holiday cottage and yes it’s possibly ‘competition but to be fair, it is unique and about three times the price of Woodfarm House so it’s not really. An impressive sight

Please excuse the cloudy day!

Thorpeness near Woodfarm Barns Suffolk

Here’s a selection of pics taken on and around the boating lake, which is the hub of Thorpeness. It features a great little tea room/ cafe serving freshly prepared lunches, the boating lake, oh and a few swans! It’s around £12 to hire a little rowing boat for half an hour and there are some great little nooks and crannies top spot around the lake, including an island with a crocodile on it (I don’t think it’s real)

Thorpeness near Woodfarm Barns Suffolk

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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at the barns

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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