Dog Friendly Barge Holidays in Suffolk

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Dog Friendly Holiday Barges in Suffolk

We welcome dogs, have two gorgeous historic barges and hundreds of five star reviews

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Dog Friendly Holidays with Woodfarm Barges

Woodfarm Barges: ‘The Movie’

An actual two-minute video showing you our dog-friendly holiday barges.

We have videos of both barges

We also have Amazing Virtual Tours so you can have a good look around.

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

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holiday barge at Snape Maltings

Unique Dog-Friendly ‘Holiday Cottages’ aboard 19th Century Dutch Sailing Barges in Suffolk.

“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!”

“With hundreds of Five Star reviews on TripAdvisor, Facebook and Google, as well as Gold Awards for all of our Suffolk Holiday Cottages, the Woodfarm team has been creating precious memories for guests since 2009.

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Take a virtual tour of our Dutch Barge ‘Onderneming’ at Snape Maltings.
Take a virtual tour of our romantic Dutch Barge ‘Twee Gebroeders’ in Woodbridge.

Holiday barge extras

What’s included with your Woodfarm stay?

It’s the little extras that make your holiday special.

We pride ourselves in making our guests smile, and we’ve built a reputation on this. Here are just a few extras we give you.

Everything from a delicious locally-sourced breakfast basket, luxury handsoaps, smart TVs, Egyptian cotton bedding, fluffy towels, healthy dog treats and much, much more.

Breakfast baskets include veggie, vegan and gluten-free options.

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Here's a photo I took of the sky over Woodfarm HQ.

I call this composition 'Photo I took of the sky over Woodfarm HQ'

Make sure you click on the pic to see all of it 😊
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Heres a photo I took of the sky over Woodfarm HQ.

I call this composition Photo I took of the sky over Woodfarm HQ

Make sure you click on the pic to see all of it 😊

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Beautiful x

I think 'the marble effect' would be a good title. Nicely captured. X

Wow! I'm glad I actually clicked on it! Gorgeous 😍 x

Nice 👍

Devon sunset last night x

Sunset over my village!!

Greetings from Devon x

I can see a face

How beautiful 🌄

Nature is so beautiful. Did you use a special camera or was it your phone camera? 🙂

Stunning ❤

Wowzer! 😀

Wow that’s a lot of sky over Woodfarm Carl!

I made this.

Catchy title! I likes.

Lovely 👍🥰

Wow!! Great pic too

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Hey, remember you all had a laugh at my expense a few weeks ago when I kinda drove under a low bridge, forgetting that I had a table on the roof of my car?

Well I'm having the last laugh as I have a truckload of sand to move. I'm not stupid, I've got it well and truly secured down as you can see!
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Hey, remember you all had a laugh at my expense a few weeks ago when I kinda drove under a low bridge, forgetting that I had a table on the roof of my car?

Well Im having the last laugh as I have a truckload of sand to move. Im not stupid, Ive got it well and truly secured down as you can see!

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Send us an update when you’ve moved it 🤣

OMG Carl. My sides are aching from laughing so much 🤣. You really know how to brighten an already bright morning. Really look forward to your posts. On a serious note.....hope there weren't too many pot holes or speed.bumps. xx 🤣🤣🤣

Hope the kids along the route have buckets and spades handy!

The thing is Carl I totally believe you 🤣😂🤣

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WOW! 891 days.....

When the first lockdown hit, many of you will know that I went into panic mode for a few weeks. I didn't mention it at the time, but I have made no secret of it since. I thought I would lose everything I'd worked for over the previous decade.

I went into a spiral of cancelling bookings, working flat out to hold them, move them, and do whatever we could to maintain our reputation and business.

Almost everybody was incredibly understanding, realising that this was not our fault. I assured people that we would honour their booking as soon as we could and that THEY would not lose out. WE lost out. Big time.

A total of 227 days closed. Without income. You see, when we moved bookings it meant that we could not 'sell' those new dates. So we just lost 227 days future revenue. That, to my little business was, and will forever be, staggering.

I lost an eye-watering amount of money, and had very little assistance from the government. A petty amount of help compared to what I lost. But I'm here. I'm still standing. And I only look forward.

And the reason that I'm waffling on about it now is that I have just re-booked a guest who had a booking cancelled in that first lockdown. I told everybody that there would be no time limit on when they had to re-book, and I meant it.

Here's the WOW bit for me... This new booking is 891 days after their original booking. 891 days! That's how long this incredible pandemic has been going on folks. That's how long it's been since our world and our lives changed. 891 days!

I really hope we don't go through that again.

Anyway, here's some pics of Deben Barn, where our guests will finally get their break very soon!

Stay safe peeps and have a lovely weekend x
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WOW! 891 days.....

When the first lockdown hit, many of you will know that I went into panic mode for a few weeks. I didnt mention it at the time, but I have made no secret of it since. I thought I would lose everything Id worked for over the previous decade.

I went into a spiral of cancelling bookings, working flat out to hold them, move them, and do whatever we could to maintain our reputation and business. 

Almost everybody was incredibly understanding, realising that this was not our fault. I assured people that we would honour their booking as soon as we could and that THEY would not lose out. WE lost out. Big time.

A total of 227 days closed. Without income. You see, when we moved bookings it meant that we could not sell those new dates. So we just lost 227 days future revenue. That, to my little business was, and will forever be, staggering.

I lost an eye-watering amount of money, and had very little assistance from the government. A petty amount of help compared to what I lost. But Im here. Im still standing. And I only look forward.

And the reason that Im waffling on about it now is that I have just re-booked a guest who had a booking cancelled in that first lockdown. I told everybody that there would be no time limit on when they had to re-book, and I meant it. 

Heres the WOW bit for me... This new booking is 891 days after their original booking. 891 days! Thats how long this incredible pandemic has been going on folks. Thats how long its been since our world and our lives changed. 891 days! 

I really hope we dont go through that again. 

Anyway, heres some pics of Deben Barn, where our guests will finally get their break very soon! 

Stay safe peeps and have a lovely weekend x

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Looking forward to staying here next year 😊 beautiful places

Deben Barn was our 1st stay with you, beautiful little place where my dog left his favourite chew toy under that table!! 🙄😂and we came home without it!!

Well done Carl. Perseverance and patience pays off. Lots of headaches though. 891 days is an awful long time. So pleased for the people who have waited so long. Hopefully the wait will be worth it. Xx

There are some more tough times ahead so your willingness to adapt the way you did and the brilliant use of your Facebook profile has strengthened and promoted your brand and You, as that brand ambassador

Thankfully, your business & you stood the test of the pandemic. You were incredibly kind to rebook guests. You kept our spirits up with your blogs & weekly quizzes, of which I personally was very grateful 🙏 I booked my first stay in Deben Barn mid pandemic & loved it! I hope your guests enjoy their stay. X

Our first ever stay was in Deben. It will be worth their stay as once they’ve stayed with you they’ll likely become “Woodfarm addicts” like we did!!!😘

We’ve been lucky enough to still have our planned stays in that time, we will see you in just over a week for stay number 3 since the pandemic broke 😀

Glad you survived and still giving people wonderful memories of stays with you 💗

The Chief we all know and admire. This is an example of how things should be done....properly by an honourable business man

Good on you, Carl. You are a survivor and your business is worth the endurance

And during that most trying of times you managed to keep us all amused, spoke our thoughts and generally just kept us all goingand for that, more than rebookable holidays, we thank you ❤️

Well done for coming out the other side…… many didn’t.

Well done Carl. You kept me sane while I was shielding. You deserve every success. You are unique as a business person and a human being. ❤️Xx

I have always said that the success of a business like yours depends on repeat bookings. You will continue to prosper, Carl. People respect and like fairness, kindness and a good sense of humour as well as your lovely holiday properties.

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Hugo and Hattie are ready for their holiday next week....
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