Arrived late Friday night to find the water in the hot tub was cold. We called Carl who answered in his normal calm, professional but friendly manor.he asked us to try one or two things but alas they didn’t work. He only then informed us he was at a wedding and couldn’t come by straight away but would visit that night and promised not to disturb us. We later found out, via Facebook, the wedding he was at was his brothers. The next morning we got up to find the hot tub at the perfect temperature and we hadn’t even realised he had been. Carl couldn’t apologise enough. And we couldn’t of been more impressed if he’d tried. Problems will always occur it’s how they are dealt with which makes the difference. Ours was dealt with quickly, professionally and with no inconvenience to ourselves. Thank you Carl, our stay was stunning and you restaurant recommendations are of the highest standard. Roll on September when we will visit again.
We stayed for 11 nights in Orwell Barn, absolutely fantastic, both Carl and John gave us a brilliant welcome. Our two furbabies, Skye and Disney, loved the paddock, we loved the hot tub and the breakfast basket, can’t wait to go back again. Dogs were made to feel so welcome, and nothing is too much trouble.
We chose this place for our dog. He loved it therefore so did we. I was really impressed by Carl's communication in advance, we had all the info we needed. When we arrived, everything was ready for us, and Carl showed us round. We felt at home straightaway. We stayed in Deben Barn which is small but nearly perfectly formed. Having an enclosed garden was great, and the hot tub was fab.
The great thing about this place is that everything has been thought of. The breakfast basket is lovely, and then you open the cupboard and find cooking oil, salt and pepper and kitchen roll.
We found the bed comfortable and the linen was lovely too. There's shampoo, shower gel and soap in the bathroom, and two large towels each. The shower was powerful and plenty of hot water.
The only thing I would ask for is an extra chair. We both like to put our feet up when watching the telly and the (very comfy) sofa was a bit snug. Maybe a smaller coffee table and add a chair?
We were really grateful for the recommendations in the book in the barn. We recommend:
The Sail Loft near Southwold
The Kitchen at Thorpeness
The beach at Dunwich
All of these are dog friendly.
I would heartily recommend this place, it's like a little oasis. Thank you Carl.
Spent 5 days on the barge at Pin Mill. Little hidden gem. Barge had so much space, you wouldn’t think you were on a boat. Beds were comfortable, pillows, quilts and linen a lovely quality. Would not recommend for anyone who can not manage steep steps.
Parking can be a bit of a nightmare during the day as it gets quite busy, car park up the road is not expensive 30p an hour, free after 5.
Very quiet and relaxing, lots of walking and some great places to eat. Our dog loved it, spent lots of time in the spring water cooling down.
I don’t know what I can say that’s not already been said.
we stayed for 4 nights in Orwell Barn and it was fantastic, the breakfast basket was great and the treats for our dog.
The barn was lovely and cosy and the bed was really comfortable.
We loved the garden room with the hot tub and having a enclosed garden was great for the dog.
The meadow across the road is fantastic, such a good idea.
The location is very quiet and it’s about 10/15 minuets drive to the nearest shops and pub.
We all had a great time and I’m sure we will be back one day
Our first visit and it was wonderful and we cannot wait to go back again. Carl is a wonderful host and has quite literally thought of everything to ensure a comfortable stay for humans and dogs alike. For us the private garden was wonderful safe environment for our 15 week old Schnauzer and the dog safe meadow across the road was the perfect location to let him off the lead for the first time - and he loved it! Breakfast hamper was delicious and the hot tub was a really great additional treat too. Lovely location and everything so many lovely touches. We will be back and we will also spread the word!
Six of us have just returned from a very relaxing stay at wood farm house, the farm house is wonderful with all its original features we loved the open log fire, and had fun cooking on the aga,, We also had three dogs with us, and found the two acre field to be a godsend that’s very much foe a wonderful stay