Dogs love going on holiday. All the dogs we see at Woodfarm Barns and Woodfarm Barges always appear to be having a great time. Our corner of beautiful Suffolk is chock full of great places to take your dogs for an explore. If your hound is particularly ‘characterful’ then you might be interested to know there’s also a rather good dog trainer nearby!
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Ideal for a peaceful break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, Meadow View Cottage features a comfortable, homely bedroom that sleeps two in a plush king-size bed. This room also features a vanity unit and adequate storage space for your belongings.
Wander down the quirky staircase to find a wonderfully spacious sitting room, complete with a cosy sofa and beautiful inglenook fireplace. This leads through to a country-style kitchen and dining room, and beyond that your bathroom with a very spacious rainfall shower and luxury toiletries.
Throughout the cottage you’ll find 500-year-old exposed oak beams, which provide a magical, otherworldly feel to the cottage. To add to the magic, the cottage also features its own private garden and ‘outdoor room’ with a huge Hot Tub, BBQ and al fresco dining area.
At Woodfarm, we don’t just tolerate dogs – we welcome them! We allow up to 3 well-behaved dogs with each booking, and each cottage is complete with dog bowls, dedicated towels and other amenities that you and your dogs may require during your stay.
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
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.
Mickfield Meadow is a stunning hay meadow with a beautiful array wildflowers, many of which are now scarce in Suffolk. The meadow is managed by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust and the best time to visit it between April-June, just before the hay is cut and grazed during summer.
Another Adnams eaterie on Southwold’s High Street in Suffolk
The Crown is just a hop , skip and jump from the seaside. They have a lovely snug ‘Back Bar’ where you can sample a range of fabulous Adnams famous beer, as well as a more formal restaurant
The food is famously good and the wine list wonderful, not to remind you of their well-known beers. 2014 saw them win Suffolk Dining Pub of the Year for the 2nd year in a row by The Good Pub Guide and a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence (like us then!)
The Angel is a great little pub in the heart of the quaint village of Debenham, only a short drive from Woodfarm Barns, in the middle of the Suffolk countryside.
More of a drinkers pub than a destination or restaurant, but a friendly little place that is certainly worthy of a pitstop when passing through. They are open daily and hold regular events, so keep an eye out on their Facebook page during your visit to keep updated on what’s going on.
This is the perfect place to stop by for a drink when visiting Debenham, combined with a walk around the beautiful Hoppit Woodland & Lake community project.
Calling all Pampered Pooches! The Pet Grooming Barn is set within the popular Stonham Barns Shopping & Leisure Village, and literally around the corner from Woodfarm. Their highly dedicated and experienced team are focused on providing not on the highest quality grooming, but tailoring the care for each pet to help keep them calm and relaxed.
Stonham Barns Leisure & Shopping Village is situated just around the corner from Woodfarm, and is home to a collection of unique and independent business units. The have a Golf driving range there and an indoor virtual Golf simulator.