Explore Suffolk in a canoe

Our dog-friendly, Suffolk-based, 19th century Dutch sailing barges may be static on their respective rivers, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take to the water to see Suffolk! The River Alde – © Copyright Roger Jones and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence When you’re staying with … Continue reading

Eating at the Deben Inns during your Woodfarm Barges stay

There are many highly regarded places to eat in Suffolk, and it’s probably because of the county’s exceptional local produce, which can only be a good thing! You only have to look at a pub menu and it’ll be inundated with the word ‘local’ next to everything from fish to … Continue reading

How to reduce plastic waste on your Suffolk holiday

I can sense that we’re getting closer, albeit very, very slowly, to a plastic-free future. Wouldn’t it be so much nicer if we watched the news and instead of shorelines littered with tonnes of plastic bottles and crisp packets, we saw crystal clear waters, golden sands and abundant wildlife? Well, … Continue reading

Here’s why you should consider a holiday in Suffolk

Have you ever thought about taking a holiday in Suffolk? We think you should! Although we’re a little biased, there are many reasons why Suffolk ought to be next on your holiday agenda. To help convince you, we’ve created a short blog post over on our helpful online guide to … Continue reading

Doing our bit for Blue Cross Suffolk

Blue Cross Suffolk is all about animals and you probably know by now (and if you still don’t know, where have you been?!) that our luxury, historic Dutch barges are dog-friendly. That’s right, your canine friends don’t have to stay at home! We’re more than happy for them to enjoy … Continue reading

What’s on in Suffolk in spring 2019?

Spring is an exciting time in Suffolk. A simple drive through the countryside will reveal a landscape bursting with nature and wildlife. From blossoming flora to newborn animals, there’s an air of vitality in every forest, field or farm. However, it’s not just the rural areas that are having all … Continue reading

What to pack for a holiday on a houseboat

If you’re tired of boring hotel rooms in uninteresting locations, we recommend trying a houseboat holiday. More specifically, a stay on one of our luxury, dog-friendly barges based on Suffolk’s breathtaking waterways. This unique experience will leave you with unforgettable memories – and most likely a hunger for more holidays … Continue reading

Holiday Postcards from Suffolk – with stamps!

Holiday Postcards are as quintessentially English as it gets, and we’ve been giving them away to Woodfarm guests for years. But now we’ve got some new ones and we’ve decided to go the extra mile and even put stamps on for you! Even with the advent of social media, we … Continue reading


This Dog-Friendly review from a unique perspective took us by surprise when it came in the other day. We like to think that Woodfarm Barns & Barges are universally appealing, and it’s this reason that we get all types of guests staying here. Read on and you’ll see why we were … Continue reading

Pets Pyjamas Gold Award for Woodfarm Barges!

Pets Pyjamas are a national site for all things to do with travelling around the UK with your dogs. And we’ve just won one of their annual awards! The nice people at Pets Pyjamas contacted me a while back to tell me we’d been nominated in their 2018 awards. That … Continue reading

Christmas Holiday Barge Advert

Christmas Holiday Barge search in full swing? Sorry but we can’t help as our barges (and our cottages) are full again this year. Have a read though if you’d like to know how the grey matter works in the Woodfarm Marketing Team! Well it’s that time again in Christmas Holiday … Continue reading

Deben Leisure Centre for staying active

The Deben Leisure Centre is a superb gymming and swimming facility in Woodbridge and available for our guests to use whilst they are staying aboard our barges (or barns) The Deben Leisure Centre is a short walk from Twee Gebroeders in Woodbridge and only a 20 minute drive from Onderneming … Continue reading

Snape Maltings : our epic voyage

Our Dutch Barge Onderneming is now moored as your ‘floating holiday cottage’ at the iconic Snape Maltings. This is the story of our epic voyage round in July 2017 I say epic, but Snape Maltings isn’t exactly in the frozen Tundra so it was all a little bit, errrr, fine … Continue reading

Snape Maltings Open Barge Day

Snape Maltings is a cultural Mecca in Suffolk and we are holding an  ‘Open Barge’ day on Sunday 19th August aboard our recently relocated Dutch Holiday Barge to give you all the opportunity to come and have a look around before you book. PLUS we will give a discount voucher … Continue reading

FREE Holiday Barge or Cottage Break in Suffolk

Our Holiday Barge business is newer but we’ve had our Holiday Cottage business for almost a decade as I write this and yet we are still working on new ideas to entice people. We thought giving a FREE BREAK away just for keeping in touch with us was a Win/ … Continue reading

Snape Maltings and Woodfarm Barges!

We are absolutely over the moon to bring you some incredible news about Onderneming. As of 21st July 2018 she will be moored at the iconic Snape Maltings! Location, Location, Location! Pin Mill has been a great location for us in the year since we purchased the barge, but we’ve … Continue reading

ITV & Woodfarm Barges (I’m on the telly!)

So there I was aboard Onderneming last week and ITV turned up! I was happy minding my own business when reporters Kate Prout and Becky Jago turned up and said hi! They were in Suffolk filming a piece on dog walking in Suffolk as part of the ITV series ‘Tales & … Continue reading

Dog Friendly Magazine and Woodfarm

We had an amazing 6 page spread in the June 2018 edition of Dog Friendly Magazine, when writer Emma Bearman came to stay aboard Onderneming after a stay at one of our Barns on dry land Read all about it HERE 

The Times features Onderneming!

Following The Times newspaper featuring our other Dutch Barge Twee Gebroeders in February 2018, we are delighted that Onderneming has now been featured by them too! We thought it was pretty cool to have a listing in The Times for Twee Gebroeders in their list of ‘Love Nests: Great Places … Continue reading

The Times and Twee Gebroeders

The Times featured our beautiful Dutch Barge Twee Gebroeders this week in their ‘weekend’ supplement We are so pleased that The Times saw fit to put a little piece into their ‘weekend’ paper on Saturday February 3rd 2018 They had a page on ‘Love Nests – Great places for two’, … Continue reading

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