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What?

Two stunning Barge conversions into moored, floating Holiday ‘Cottages’
Twee Gebroeders in Woodbridge sleeps 2+2
Onderneming at Snape Maltings sleeps 6+2

When?

  • 2 or 3 night weekends from Fridays
  • 4 night midweek breaks from Mondays
  • 5 night midweek breaks from Sundays
  • Full weeks or fortnights from any of those days

Why?

  • Quality in Tourism Gold Awards for both Barges
  • Brought to you by Woodfarm Barns, ‘The’ Suffolk Holiday Cottage experts. Hundreds of Five Star Tripadvisor, Google & Facebook reviews.
  • A truly unique break

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“As featured in The Times, Dog Friendly Magazine and on ITV”

  • Dogs welcome in all barges
  • Weekend and Midweek Breaks
  • Country walks on your doorstep

Woodfarm Barges: ‘The Movie’
Seeing is believing. We have videos of both barges, as well as having our Virtual Tours so you can have a good look around. Here we’ve put a very short video together as a little ‘taster’ of what we’re all about.

So press play, then sit back, relax, and picture your next break from the norm.

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“Brought to you by Woodfarm Barns; the Suffolk Holiday Cottage people. With Gold Awards for each of our holiday cottages, as well as hundreds of Five Star reviews on Tripadvisor, Google and Facebook, we’ve been making discerning guests happy for years. It’s what we do. And now we do it with Barges too!”

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2 weeks ago

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If you'd like to follow what we have to say and what we are up to during this surreal time, please follow Woodfarm Barns. I'm just going to post everything on there for now ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Southwold looking very dramatic yesterday

Black & White kinda day

Stay safe x
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Southwold looking very dramatic yesterdayBlack & White kinda dayStay safe x

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Oooooh very dramatic, very Wuthering Heights 😨

Black and white makes it look eerie

Was due to go to Southwold at Easter. Sadly not possible now.

All that hand washing has left a froth.

2 weeks ago

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No pretty picture today, just a lot of words from my caffeine-fuelled, insomniac, trying to make sense of this, trying to get through it, brain...

I was emailing a guest earlier, booked to come in April. It occurred to me to share what I wrote with you as it's probably worth sharing. If you think it was, then great, cheesey thumbs up. If you think it wasn't, then just please move along, I don't have the energy or inclination to do battle with you.

We are a small independent business, owned and run by me, with a tiny but flipping (so wanted to use another word!) awesome team. I am not looking at ways to profit from this, but to get through it and to help as many others as possible to get through it. Cos it's what we do.

As you can imagine we are getting no new bookings other than the odd last minute where we have availability.

Normally this is the time of year where our bookings are flying for the Summer. Fortunately for us we have built a strong business over the years and have an infrastructure that should hopefully allow us to weather this storm as long as it doesn’t drag on indefinitely.

So many of our guests are desperate to take their break right now ahead of any isolation situations, and they are loving being with us. We will continue to support that wish and welcome our guests as long as we are permitted. Our guests are so glad to be here.

We are very rural, with lots of fresh air, so one would hope that it’s as safe a place as we can hope for, as long as we are allowed to move around still. As our Barns are self-contained and have a two-person maximum for each unit, guests don’t have to come into contact with our staff or other guests.

The Barges and our Farmhouse are bigger of course but guests are usually families. We also have a very thorough cleaning routine after each guest’s stay. And until it runs out, we have anti-bacterial spray for guests to use.

Right now, unless Boris decrees otherwise, we are very much open for business, as is much of Suffolk. Places are open and shops have food on the shelves. Small, independent shops, fighting to survive. So we will do what we can to support them. We love having them there and we will be really glad they are there, when we get through this.

To the nay-sayers; we are not encouraging stupidity or telling people to flaunt advice. Far from it. I don't have the answers or a blueprint for what to do but we are being as sensible about this as we can.

As long as we still have free movement, we can 'social distance' here very well, and Suffolk has so much to offer;

You can still relax in your Barge or Barn, you can unwind, go for walks along our lanes, around our fields, lakes & rivers. We have two Designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

There are villages to enjoy with independent shops needing support. We have independent Deli’s and Farm Shops needing support too, and you can still get takeaways from many of the pubs and restaurants. They are all reacting creatively to survive as I have previously said. I have never seen such creativity and it is awe-inspiring. You people flipping (insert other word again if you wish) rock!

In summary, let's see how each day unfolds and see where this takes us. If you would like to comment please do, but as I have also previously said, quoting Thumper's Mother; "If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all". Let's just be nice, look after each other and work together to get through this.

Stay safe x
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Very well said.

Good luck to you and all the other small businesses in your network. It’s a very tough time for all and I hope you can all survive this. 😊x

Thank you for the post - we desperately want to help - these are crazy times and would love to visit - especially our dog!!

Couldn't of put it better x

What a lovely post and wonderful sentiment. I’ve not been to your place but really want to visit and stay someday, which I intend to do at some point in the future. Together we will get through this and the kind of community spirit you are showing now is exactly what the whole world needs. Stay safe, stay happy and good luck. Xx

Good luck! There’s going to be one hell of a party at the end of this! Stay safe.

Beautifully put, well done. 🤞🙏🏼🥂

You have put into words what a lot of people are thinking. It will be a very sad day if and when we all go into lockdown. I love Suffolk and, as in most of our villages and small towns, there are many independent shops trying to survive. Being “creative” is a way to survive and I’m all for that. Good luck. If I wasn’t working, I would book one of your lovely barns 😃

Fabulous post,we must stay strong,this musnt be allowed to beat us as humans,our livelyhoods,we must all help each other.,to survive this .keep safe

Although I have never stayed with you, I am originally from Suffolk (Felixstowe), and during my many visits there while caring for my elderly parents when they were still alive, I often times took a break from my caring duties to drive up to Snape Maltings and to walk part of the Coastal Path by the river; I always loved looking at your beautiful barge before I set off on my walk, and I love the photos you post here on FB of the wonderful Suffolk landscapes. You have inspired me to return - not least to help support my home county economically but also to drink in some peace during this extremely testing time. All the best to you and your company.

You're doing an amazing job, and like you said Suffolk is an amazing county, good luck, and virtual hugs to you all xx

What more could you say, well said. We enjoyed our stay at Woodfarm so much last month and will be back. Today however just trying to get to grips with reality and I'm cleaning, just to keep myself occupied. Stay safe and well all and hopefully this will be over sooner rather than later.x🤞

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2 weeks ago

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Said I'd give you pretty pictures.

I took this the first morning that 'Onderneming' was at Snape Maltings, back in July 2018

Shot it about 5.30am as I was enjoying my morning coffee on deck, when all we had to stress us out was Brexit 😲

Feel free to 'Like' it and share with a friend if it'll cheer them up today

Stay safe x

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Said Id give you pretty pictures.I took this the first morning that Onderneming was at Snape Maltings, back in July 2018Shot it about 5.30am as I was enjoying my morning coffee on deck, when all we had to stress us out was Brexit 😲Feel free to Like it and share with a friend if itll cheer them up todayStay safe x#suffolk #lovesuffolk #staysafe #wewillgetthroughthis #letsgetcoviddone

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Beautiful 😆

3 weeks ago

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We have been fortunate enough over the years to meet thousands of lovely guests. So many of them have become great friends. The current situation is unprecedented. We have had some wonderfully supportive comments of late, and have heard some awful stories.

Our goal, as always is to deliver a wonderful holiday experience to all of our guests, and we will carry on doing that as long as we are allowed to.

We are very much a part of our own local business community and have strong relationships with many other small businesses around here. So pleeeeease support your local business community where you live.

All local businesses are set up by creative and inspiring people with a dream. In times like this they will be getting even more creative. Please make sure you look at the ways your local businesses are doing this and pleeeeease support them. Those who don’t normally deliver may now be offering delivery, and there will be other ways that these businesses will be seeking to support their local community, ie you and your families, during this time.

Thanks for reading this and please share it with friends where you live to encourage them to support your local community too.

Anyway, here’s a pretty picture like I said I’d post. I hope you like it. Feel free to click 'Like' to show you do.

I will post some daft things again soon, I promise.

Stay safe x

#shoplocal #smallbusinesses #independenttraders #supportyourlocalbusinesses #staysafe
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We have been fortunate enough over the years to meet thousands of lovely guests. So many of them have become great friends. The current situation is unprecedented. We have had some wonderfully supportive comments of late, and have heard some awful stories.Our goal, as always is to deliver a wonderful holiday experience to all of our guests, and we will carry on doing that as long as we are allowed to.We are very much a part of our own local business community and have strong relationships with many other small businesses around here. So pleeeeease support your local business community where you live.All local businesses are set up by creative and inspiring people with a dream. In times like this they will be getting even more creative. Please make sure you look at the ways your local businesses are doing this and pleeeeease support them. Those who don’t normally deliver may now be offering delivery, and there will be other ways that these businesses will be seeking to support their local community, ie you and your families, during this time.Thanks for reading this and please share it with friends where you live to encourage them to support your local community too.Anyway, here’s a pretty picture like I said I’d post. I hope you like it. Feel free to click Like to show you do.I will post some daft things again soon, I promise.Stay safe x#shoplocal #smallbusinesses #independenttraders #supportyourlocalbusinesses #staysafe

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So true. Have to say I have been amazed so far by my local community. So much support out there for each other. Lots of local businesses delivering and with so much unavailable in the supermarkets, local & farm stores are proving an absolute godsend. I wonder how much this virus will change our shopping habits in the future once this has passed? Look after each other.

Thanks Sarah Baylis. I'm confident we are in a position to get ourselves through, as long as it doesn't drag on forever. Just support those local businesses as long as you can. It's vital and we will all need every one of them when we come out the other side x

And we will come out of this,kinder and more considerate of fellow man and the planet💖

There is a cafe at Elsham hall in the stable block. It does incredible cream teas. Different varieties. Obviously it’s having reduced visitors at present. It decided to deliver its cream teas for Mother’s Day. If in north Lincolnshire I can highly recommend it.

love this - going to crib some of it, if I may x

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Take a virtual tour of our Dutch Barge ‘Onderneming’ at Snape Maltings.

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