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Pets Pyjamas Gold Award for Woodfarm Barges!

Pets Pyjamas Travel Award Winners 2018

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!

Pets Pyjamas Winners as well as VisitEngland GoldThe nice people at Pets Pyjamas contacted me a while back to tell me we’d been nominated in their 2018 awards. That was nice to hear as we had just been awarded Gold for all our Barns and Barges by the other nice people at Visit England. We also have their Pets Welcome Award too!

When they got in touch to tell me that we had won, I was over the moon!

“Best Unique Stay”

We have won their ‘Best Unique Stay’ for 2018 for our gorgeous Dutch Barges. Onderneming and Twee Gebroeders have had an amazing year!

It started with The Times featuring both barges in separate lists;

Onderneming was featured in their list of  the 50 most unusual holiday homes in Britain. Twee Gebroeders was in their list of the 50 most romantic places to stay in the UK! To be featured in that way was a fabulous way to start the year.

On the telly

Pets Pyjamas Winners also on ITVWe then featured in a piece on Dog Friendly Suffolk on ITV. This created an enormous amount of interest and we have had several ITV people come to stay since, which is amazing.

We then had a huge feature on our barns and barges in Dog-Friendly Magazine, with 6 pages talking about how amazing we are!

So to then be awarded this accolade by Pets Pyjamas is such a thrill. I don’t tell you all of this to make my ego any bigger. I’m telling you because in my mind it just says that if all these people say all these things in our first full year of letting our barges, then they must be worth trying for yourselves if you’ve thought about it.

What to expect

They are barges. They are different. It’s not for everyone. They’re quirky. They’re unique. But they are just amazing and the feedback we get from our guests is that it is such an exciting experience. You’ll need to be fairly spritely to get on and off. They have gangplanks with handrails but they do rise and fall with the tides. We can’t really do anything about that, blame the moon.

Location, Location, Location

We are also really lucky that they are both in fantastic locations! Snape Maltings and Woodbridge offer easy access to the incredible Suffolk Heritage Coast, and so many pubs, restaurants, coffee shops, delis and retail therapy. In a time of political nervousness, these are real feel good factors.

So thank you to the team at Pets Pyjamas and whoever nominated us (we have no idea!)