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Reasons to holiday in Suffolk

Onderneming Barge at Snape Maltings

Britain is a land of diverse wonders and breathtaking beauty. We are lucky to have a lot packed into to our small island nation; a landscape of rolling hills, lush forests and mountain peaks sit on this little lump of land surrounded by the Atlantic ocean. The variety on offer is reason enough for so many holiday makers choose to Britain as the destination for their getaways, and whilst there are an infinite amount of attractions on offer in metropolises like London or Edinburgh it is the small town charm and rural beauty of Suffolk that means this county is one of England’s hidden gems.

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Twee Gebroeders. Dutch Barge @ Woodbridge. Sleeps 2 (+2)

Twee Gebroeders @ The Tide Mill, Woodbridge

Twee Gebroeders is one of our two beautiful, Historic, Dutch Barges. Sleeps 2 (+2)

Moored on the Quay by the iconic and ubiquitous Tidemill in Woodbridge, she is the perfect place for a unique, romantic getaway. She does have a twin cabin as well as a double so you could have a couple of kids tag along too.

She has an open plan saloon, which is a a seating/ dining/ kitchen area, as well as the two cabins and a shower room. She is fully insulated and has a domestic central heating system, so she’s fine for a break any time of the year

Do have a look at lots more information, photos, video and virtual tour on our website

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Onderneming. Dutch Barge @ Snape Maltings. Sleeps 6-8

Onderneming @ Snape Maltings

Onderneming is one of our two beautiful, Historic, Dutch Barges. Sleeps 6-8

Moored on the Quay at the iconic Snape Maltings, she offers a truly unique getaway for family or friends. She sleeps 6-8 adults across 3 double bedrooms and a double sofa bed in one of the large saloons. She has three shower rooms too, as well as two fitted kitchens and dining areas. Fully insulated and installed with a domestic central heating system, as well as cosy log-burning stove, she is perfect for a relaxing break all year round.

Snape Maltings offers the very best in leisure and retail, with a range of independent boutique shops, a choice of three coffee shops, an amazing food hall, as well as a superb home and gardens place, not to mention the fabulous Plough & Sail dog-friendly Pub

Check out the full details, availability and prices on our website

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RSPB Minsmere

RSPB Minsmere

RSPB Minsmere is a fabulous popular destination for twitchers and non-twitchers alike

There’s tons to see (and hear) with stunning coastal scenes accompanied by rare birds breeding and calling in on their annual migrations. There are also otters to be seen in the reedbeds if you look carefully and a plethora of wild flowers and plants

It’s a great place all year round and the visitors centre is free, with helpful staff and volunteers. They also have a great little RSPB shop and café, serving teas and light meals using locally sourced ingredients. There’s also their Discovery Centre and Wild Zone for families, and they have guided walks throughout the year

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Suffolk Coast and Heaths – AONB

Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB

One of England’s designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

We are lucky enough to have two AONB’s in Suffolk! See our other post here on the Dedham Vale AONB 

Back to the coastal one! This stretches all the way from Lowestoft down to the River Sour, meeting up with the Dedham Vale, providing us with stunning heathland, reed beds, salt-marsh and mud-flats

It’s landscape also features the estuaries of five Suffolk rivers; four of which we named Barns after here at Woodfarm; Alde, Deben, Orwell and Stour, as well as the river Blyth

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Dedham Vale: Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Dedham Vale Stour Valley AONB

We are very fortunate to have not one but two of Englands 33 AONB’s right on our doorstep. Lots of rambling meadows, rolling fields and abundant open marshland, many of which are recognised the world over as ‘Constable Country’ with nearby Flatford and Dedham, arguably being the jewel in the crown of this beautiful area.

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