Or ‘Enterprise’ or ‘Undertaking’ in English, is an historic  late 1800’s sailing barge, which has undergone a sympathetic transformation into a modern, luxurious, floating, Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottage, available for 2 or 3 night weekends, midweek breaks or longer holidays. Discounts for midweek breaks off-peak for couples and small groups.


Built in 1899, she is almost 100ft in length and 18ft wide! She sleeps 6 comfortably in three double bedrooms but also has a double sofa-bed in the lower saloon. With high ceilings, no expense has been spared in this conversion, with really comfy beds and all the best bits of modern living , she still retains many original features such as her portholes and panelling inside, and her original wheel and colossal dagger boards on the outside. She has one en-suite wet-room and 2 additional bathrooms including one with a bath.

There are 2 large saloons (lounge & dining areas to you and I), one of which is in the original wheelhouse, with lots of seating and both have fully fitted kitchens so you can cook and chat in either! The wheelhouse saloon benefits from the beautiful river views and the lower saloon has a fabulous wood-burning stove for cosy evenings by the fire. You can also sit up on the deck with your morning coffee or watch the sun go down, it’s up to you.


We welcome up to three dogs on board and we have a reputation for combining luxury, with a highly open, dog-friendly approach. The best of both worlds for you and your dogs.

She is moored on the River Orwell at Pin Mill, a stunning little hamlet, halfway between Ipswich and the Sea on the beautiful Heritage Coast of Suffolk, with an incredibly popular, well-known pub next door!


Onderneming is moored so this is not a sailing holiday. She is static but due to her size you will not really feel her moving.

If you want to escape the real world for a bit, this is the perfect place to do it! A 180 degree view of the River Orwell to just sit and unwind, an amazing pub the minute you step onto dry land and a breathtaking river walk once you’ve finished in the pub. What more could you want?

Out & About

If you do actually want more, then you have access to the some of the best of the British coast, with historic Woodbridge, Orford and Aldeburgh within half an hour, or you could carry on up the coast a little to Dunwich, Walberswick and Southwold; all well worth a visit.

Onderneming is situated within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a designated Conservation Area.


Please note that she is moored adjacent to a jetty that is only accessible with wellies at High Water. This happens twice a day and we will advise you of tide times ahead of your stay. This only means is that the steps to the jetty are in water for half an hour to an hour. We can’t control the moon and the tide I’m afraid; this is part and parcel of a boating break. The good news is that there is an awesome pub right next to you!

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Price, Availability & Booking made easy for you

  • Select the barge and month of arrival you’d like from the drop down menu
  • Click on the date you’d like to arrive in the calendar. Our arrival & departure days are Monday, Friday and Sunday
  • Choose the number of nights you’d like to stay. Minimum two nights from Friday, four nights from Monday, or five nights from Sunday.
  • Choose how many of you are staying as we do have some discounts.
  • The price of your break will simply pop up, including any late availability discount
  • Then select ‘Book Now’ to go through and secure those dates for your Woodfarm break

Please note we make a small charge of £15 per dog, which will be added during the booking process
to allow us to cover a strict maintenance and cleaning regime and keep the barges spotless! 

Onderneming Barge Info

  • Last Minute Deals

    This cottage has no last minute availability right now but so you do not miss out check our availability page here for the next break.

  • Features
    • High ceilings
    • 3 double cabin bedrooms
    • 3 bathrooms ( 1 en-suite )
    • Bespoke timber panelling
    • Original wheel and leeboards
    • 2 large saloons ( lounge & dining areas )
    • 2 fully fitted galley kitchens
    • Kids den
    • Unbelievable river views
    • Log burning stove
    • Central Heating
    • Flat Screen TV/DVD/CD
    • DAB Radio
    • Washing Machine
    • Free bike use
    • Stunning river walks from the gangplank
    What's Included
    • Breakfast Basket
    • Bed linen
    • Towels
    • Tea/Coffee/Sugar
    • Luxury Hand soaps