Dog Friendly Holiday Barges

We have two unique, Dog-Friendly ‘Holiday Cottages’ aboard beautiful Dutch Sailing Barges, both dating back to the late 1800’s for you to choose from! Onderneming is moored at Snape Maltings on the River Alde and sleeps up to 8, whilst Twee Gebroeders is moored at the Tidemill in Woodbridge on the River Deben and sleeps up to 4.

Onderneming is perfect for large family get togethers, or catching up with friends, as she is huge and offers great social spaces. Twee Gebroeders can sleep four, but it’s more for a romantic break, or small family.

Please be aware that they are both moored so you don’t take them out. Think of them as floating holiday cottages.

The wonderful world of boating…
… is a little different, so this is just a heads up. Our Barges offer a unique break from the norm. Neither of our Barges are suitable for disabled or less agile guests however. They are both accessed via gangplanks and steps across water due the very nature of this unique kind of holiday. At high & low tide, the gangplanks can be steep too. Please be aware that both are conversions of one hundred year old, former working cargo vessels, so they are very different to our Barns and indeed your house!. They both have diesel tanks, which provide heating and hot water, but they do have proper toilets. Please note that they run off macerators though, so must not have nasty things put down them, as they can block. Do also note that it is possible to have another vessel tied to yours occasionally. This is called ‘rafting’, and is very normal in the boating world, where quay space is limited. They are quirky and that’s half the fun! Ok, that’s the boring stuff out of the way. Have a look at these two beauties…

onderneming dutch barge in Suffolk

Onderneming Barge

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Double Cabin Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Lounge Kitchen / Diners
  • Unique mooring
  • Fantastic food & drink nearby
  • Fabulous River Views

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Onderneming (Enterprise in English)
On the River Alde at Snape Maltings, Suffolk – Sleeps 6-8. Onderneming is huge! Perfect for families and small groups of friends seeking a unique getaway.
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Twee Gebroeders dutch barge in Suffolk

Twee Gebroeders Barge

  • Sleeps 2-4
  • Double cabin bedroom
  • Twin cabin Bedroom
  • Shower room with handmade tiles
  • Teak deck seating
  • Cosy saloon (lounge & dining area)
  • Amazing river views

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Twee Gebroeders (Two Brothers in English)
On the River Deben at The Tidemill, Woodbridge, Suffolk – Sleeps 2-4. Twee Gebroeders is the perfect romantic bolthole for couples.
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dog friendly holiday cottages

We also have Dog-Friendly Cottages on dry land too…

In addition to our gorgeous dog-friendly holiday barges we also have eight Luxury Holiday Cottages on dry land. All with the Visit England Gold Award and with hundreds of Five Star reviews on Tripadvisor and Facebook. We have two Farmhouse Cottages and six Suffolk Barns, which all sleep two. Most have Private Hot Tubs, and all have fully enclosed, private gardens. We also have a 2 acre fully enclosed meadow for dogs to meet, play and run off steam.
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For another occasion, we also have a country cottage in Tuscany, with stunning views across the Garfagnana Valley.

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Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings

We are delighted to be working alongside Snape Maltings where our beautiful Dutch Barge ‘Onderneming’ is moored. Snape Maltings have their own collection of Holiday Cottages, as well as the Snape Maltings Concert Hall; the home of the Aldeburgh Festival. They also have a very up-market range of retail and leisure facilities, incorporating a fabulous pub called The Plough & Sail, and a superb range of shops all within a five minute walk. These include a food hall, home & garden, books & cards, gifts & crafts etc.
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