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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As you can see I have been playing Wordle for 179 days, with a win rate of 98%. Today marks my 99th win in a row. I can't tell you how nervous I am about tomorrow! Will I get to 100 wins in a row!?!?!?!

Tune in tomorrow to find out!

Btw, the last one to beat me was KHAKI 🤬
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Attention Woodfarm Wordlers...

As you can see I have been playing Wordle for 179 days, with a win rate of 98%. Today marks my 99th win in a row. I cant tell you how nervous I am about tomorrow! Will I get to 100 wins in a row!?!?!?!

Tune in tomorrow to find out!

Btw, the last one to beat me was KHAKI 🤬

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I’m working my way back up😢🤣🤣

My start to the day. Have you tried the Nerdle, Quordle, Quardle and the Octordle? Some would say I have too much time on my hands. 😁

Hope you haven’t jinxed it!!

Khaki was a killer. I haven't lost yet but have got to 6 tries a few times and it's nerve-wracking

I've just checked and I've got 298 correct Wordles in a row..... The next two days will be interesting Wordle 526 3/6

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Good luck for tomorrow 🤞

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Ok, I’m gonna go off on one again about adverts.

Here in the Wonderful World of Woodfarm we always try to ensure that we get the right blend of accuracy and realism when seeking to entice guests.

We have to do our best to lure people to try us out, but we want to be factual about what we have. I guess this does make me a critic when listening to adverts, because it starts to wander into the realms of what I do for a living, even though I despise adverts.

Picture the scene. It’s early o’clock, it’s dark, I'm awake, and I need caffeine. I’m in my kitchen preparing my morning fix in my beloved Bialetti and I say “Alexa, play Times Radio”.

The first thing that I hear is an advert for Bicester Village.

I will say right now that I have been to Bicester Village many times. I like it. My friend Sarah doesn’t live far away and she first took me many years ago. I like going to Molton Brown, The White Company, Ralph Lauren and many others. It’s good. It’s not an unpleasant shopping experience there. It’s a good people watch too, seeing coach loads of tourists carrying 25 Gucci, Prada and Jimmy Choo bags in each hand, and three in their mouth!

I often pause for a coffee or a bite to eat there. There are some adequate places to do this. But the advert this morning told me that whilst there I could, and I quote…

“Delight in World Class restaurants”

I honestly couldn’t stop laughing. I mean proper giggling to myself as I ground my coffee beans and prepared my morning roast. I giggled throughout the brewing process and back up the stairs with my coffee with thoughts of sharing the experience with you.

You see, all I could picture was the last time I was there, enjoying a panini in Pret A Manger. I don’t recall being “delighted” by it. It was ok. It was a roasted pepper thing and to be honest, if I remember correctly it was a little soggy, but it had the right amount of carbs and crunchy bread to satisfy me and spur me onwards to Bang & Olufsen to listen to their insane sounding (and priced) Hifi systems.

I do not remember thinking that whilst Pret A Manger has a French name, it was anywhere near haute cuisine, let alone anywhere near approaching “World Class”.

I have tried a number of the eateries at Bicester, including ‘The Farmshop’. Again, it’s perfectly pleasant, but if you’ve never been there, I’m pretty sure the name will tell you all you need to know, as well as giving you a clue as to whether or not it features in the New York Times restaurant lists. Their own website very accurately describes themselves thus; "The menu focuses on rustic British food, from old-fashioned classics to hearty farmhouse fare". That's bang on. That's what it is. But with all due respect to them, I wouldn't pin them as "World Class". That's a big claim!

Simply Noodles is another one I’ve had. That wasn’t actually very good. Sloppy wet noodles would be a better name in my opinion. Just my opinion remember.

There’s a pasta place, which again is ok, but to be honest I’ve had quite a bit of pasta in a place called Italy. I’d say I’ve had better pasta in Italy than in Oxfordshire.

Just to fact check myself I Googled 'Best restaurants in the world'. There's a list of apparently the best 50. Bicester doesn't even get a mention. Nor does any Pret 🤷. England actually only features twice in the list, once at 35 and again at 49. Both in London and neither of them were farmshops.

So. Are you still reading? Do you know anyone who works for the Bicester Village management team, or their doubtlessly overpaid ad agency? If so, please pass on my thoughts. It’s only my opinion, but I wonder whether they winced at the line “Delight in World Class restaurants” when they came up with it?

Disclaimer: Please don’t don’t sue me if you are Bicester Management or the agency, I’m just questioning whether the phrase is accurate. Loving your work x
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Ok, I’m gonna go off on one again about adverts.

Here in the Wonderful World of Woodfarm we always try to ensure that we get the right blend of accuracy and realism when seeking to entice guests. 

We have to do our best to lure people to try us out, but we want to be factual about what we have. I guess this does make me a critic when listening to adverts, because it starts to wander into the realms of what I do for a living, even though I despise adverts.

Picture the scene. It’s early o’clock, it’s dark, Im awake, and I need caffeine. I’m in my kitchen preparing my morning fix in my beloved Bialetti and I say “Alexa, play Times Radio”.

The first thing that I hear is an advert for Bicester Village.

I will say right now that I have been to Bicester Village many times. I like it. My friend Sarah doesn’t live far away and she first took me many years ago. I like going to Molton Brown, The White Company, Ralph Lauren and many others. It’s good. It’s not an unpleasant shopping experience there. It’s a good people watch too, seeing coach loads of tourists carrying 25 Gucci, Prada and Jimmy Choo bags in each hand, and three in their mouth!

I often pause for a coffee or a bite to eat there. There are some adequate places to do this. But the advert this morning told me that whilst there I could, and I quote…

“Delight in World Class restaurants”

I honestly couldn’t stop laughing. I mean proper giggling to myself as I ground my coffee beans and prepared my morning roast. I giggled throughout the brewing process and back up the stairs with my coffee with thoughts of sharing the experience with you.

You see, all I could picture was the last time I was there, enjoying a panini in Pret A Manger. I don’t recall being “delighted” by it. It was ok. It was a roasted pepper thing and to be honest, if I remember correctly it was a little soggy, but it had the right amount of carbs and crunchy bread to satisfy me and spur me onwards to Bang & Olufsen to listen to their insane sounding (and priced) Hifi systems.

I do not remember thinking that whilst Pret A Manger has a French name, it was anywhere near haute cuisine, let alone anywhere near approaching “World Class”.

I have tried a number of the eateries at Bicester, including ‘The Farmshop’. Again, it’s perfectly pleasant, but if you’ve never been there, I’m pretty sure the name will tell you all you need to know, as well as giving you a clue as to whether or not it features in the New York Times restaurant lists. Their own website very accurately describes themselves thus; The menu focuses on rustic British food, from old-fashioned classics to hearty farmhouse fare. Thats bang on. Thats what it is. But with all due respect to them, I wouldnt pin them as World Class. Thats a big claim!

Simply Noodles is another one I’ve had. That wasn’t actually very good. Sloppy wet noodles would be a better name in my opinion. Just my opinion remember.

There’s a pasta place, which again is ok, but to be honest I’ve had quite a bit of pasta in a place called Italy. I’d say I’ve had better pasta in Italy than in Oxfordshire.

Just to fact check myself I Googled Best restaurants in the world. Theres a list of apparently the best 50. Bicester doesnt even get a mention. Nor does any Pret 🤷. England actually only features twice in the list, once at 35 and again at 49. Both in London and neither of them were farmshops.

So. Are you still reading? Do you know anyone who works for the Bicester Village management team, or their doubtlessly overpaid ad agency? If so, please pass on my thoughts. It’s only my opinion, but I wonder whether they winced at the line “Delight in World Class restaurants” when they came up with it?

Disclaimer: Please don’t don’t sue me if you are Bicester Management or the agency, I’m just questioning whether the phrase is accurate. Loving your work x

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I truly thought it was a village near where new friends lived and asked them to book me in a B&B when coming to stay…

Good job we didn't hear that ad, we spend half our time on the way there disputing how to pronounce the name of said "village" 🤣

Well that's made me smile this morning 🤣 I salute you sir 😊

Never been as can't afford it🥲 x

Well you should read what our people say about Boston (Lincolnshire Uk). Just don’t visit based on what they say.

Have to agree, the food offer is high street standard and if Carluccios is no longer there it has lost the best option.

Always felt there is literally nowhere to eat at Bicester, so for you to name as many places as you have I've obviously missed all these world class establishments 😂😂

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Haha loving the comments on our Youtube video for our FREE BREAK COMPETITION!

Here's a few of them. Love the fact that the last one doesn't have a dog but is off to The Dogs Trust 🤣

Here's the link if you wanna enter and haven't done yet.....

woodfarmbarns.com/win-a-free-break-in-our-no-nonsense-crackin-christmas-competition/
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Haha loving the comments on our Youtube video for our FREE BREAK COMPETITION!

Heres a few of them. Love the fact that the last one doesnt have a dog but is off to The Dogs Trust 🤣

Heres the link if you wanna enter and havent done yet.....

https://woodfarmbarns.com/win-a-free-break-in-our-no-nonsense-crackin-christmas-competition/

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Shared, liked, loved. Form filled in, question answered and fingers and paws crossed.

Entered, I would love a break, please…

Shared, loved and liked. Fingers crossed 😁 x

Shared with this message - To my lovely friends who see this. If you win, just remember where you heard about it & TAKE ME WITH YOU 😘

All done, staying hopeful.

Never mind the free break, the outtakes make the video a classic! “Cheap polyester” 😂😂😂

I haven't got a dog, (hope that doesn't exclude me?) but would love a free break at your fabulous barns.

No such thing as too much Christmas Cheer. Cheers!

Paws and fingers crossed - shared and entered - excited xxx

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