Why your dog absolutely wants to go on holiday at Woodfarm Barns and Barges

It was once said that “dogs can speak, they’re just clever enough not to”, which makes an awful lot of sense when you consider the kinds of problems that can be avoided by simply not speaking. What’s more, if you’re being comfortably housed, fed and pampered, it might not be in your best interests to reveal that you’re a lot cleverer than you actually are. There is nothing quite like giving up a good thing, after all.

But let’s imagine for a moment that dogs could speak and they could express their desires through a more elegant language than barks and growls. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect them to ask directly for more walks, to have that extra treat before bedtime, and to generally continue living a very comfortable life under the care of us mere humans.

But what about holidays? What would every dog from the smallest chihuahua to the greatest great dane likely say about holidays if they were given the chance to help plan one?

In this blog, I would like to put forward the notion that they would ask to stay at our Barns and Barges for rent in Suffolk if they were able to articulate their preferences. I will make my case in a series of statements backed up by evidence I consider to be irrefutable. 

1: Our Barns and Barges for rent offer the highest quality of accommodation for holidays with dogs in the UK 

When it came to designing our Barns and Barges for rent in Suffolk, we took the expression “creature comforts” to its absolute extreme to ensure that our four legged guests would be just as at home as our two legged ones. From enclosed gardens to a two acre communal meadow, we’re pleased to say that every dog that comes to stay with us as part of a dog friendly holiday certainly seems to be very satisfied with the amenities they find on paw (sorry, couldn’t resist). Their owners also report being happy with the luxurious hot tubs, king size beds and their general proximity to a range of dog friendly pubs and restaurants.

2: Suffolk abounds with a variety of dog friendly pubs and restaurants 

It’s all well and good enjoying the finest dog friendly holiday accommodation in the UK, but it’s not worth a jot if the accommodation is far removed from any dog friendly destinations. We’re pleased to say that our Barns and Barges for rent are all within easy reach of pubs and restaurants that welcome dogs through their doors with the same enthusiasm they do humans. In some cases, they even seem happier to have a dog join them, if you can believe that. 

Our Barns for rent in Suffolk are also a short drive from a specialist Canine Dip ‘n’ Dive that serves as a dog swimming pool for breeds of all shapes and sizes. Accommodating the brave and the more relaxed, there’s a diving platform and a gently inclined ramp to ensure that not a single pooch misses out on the chance to exercise, socialise and cool off in the warmer months. 

3: When it comes to dog holidays in the UK with plenty of walking routes, Suffolk is hard to beat

When dogs aren’t being treated to treats in dog friendly pubs and restaurants in Suffolk, or taking a dip in a specially designed dog swimming pool, they’ll likely want to take a walk. Walks are, after all, a dog’s favourite thing to do. We’re particularly lucky in this regard, with Suffolk having many areas of protected natural beauty as well as historic sites that are open to dogs and their owners all year through. This is before you get to the wide range of beaches that are open to dogs at select times throughout the year. Of course, we would encourage all of our guests to pay close attention to the months that dogs are permitted to visit certain beaches to ensure that they avoid disappointment.

4: They get a passport when they visit us

When it comes to dog holidays in the UK, we like to do things properly. And by properly, we mean that we ensure our dogs are treated to only the most VIP of experiences. To this end, we have created the Woodfarm Dog Passport which enables your dog to enjoy their second visit for free. In addition to this free future holiday, the Woodfarm Dog Passport also contains a list of valuable information. From the best dog walks to take on your dog friendly holiday to information about vets in the area, you can be confident that you have everything you need when setting out to see the best of Suffolk with your best friend. We’ve also seen many of our four legged visitors to return on more than one occasion, so we’re also confident that you’ll love our Barns and Barges enough to return yourself.  

Ultimately, our Barns and Barges for rent provide exceptional comfort for dogs to return to following a day spent enjoying a whole host of dog friendly activities. To start planning your next holiday with your dogs in the UK, be sure to take a look at the availability on our website now. Also, be sure to visit our dog page to find out everything you need to know. 

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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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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