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Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 8 Stowmarket B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 27, 2014

We stayed for two nights and were very pleased with our choice.
We were very warmly welcomed on our arrival and both Stephanie and Richard made every effort to make our stay comfortable. The property is set in a quiet and peaceful rural location and is maintained to a very high standard providing everything we required from a short break.
There was a good choice of food at breakfast and this was very well cooked. There was also an option to take evening meals but we did not take this up as we were too busy exploring this very pleasant area.
We will definitely recommend this B&B to friends and hope to visit again when we next plan a Suffolk break.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Baysfarm, Owner at Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2014

Thank you so much for your review. Glad we were able to make your short break so pleasurable and we hope to see you again when you next plan a break to Suffolk.

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Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed at Bays Farm for two nights as we had to be in the Stowmarket area for my husband to play in a Over 60's County Cricket competition. What a find, we had a most enjoyable and comfortable stay, there is no compromise on quality from Stephanie and Richard. I have an added thanks to Stephanie, she has taught me the correct and successful way of cooking poached eggs! We can whole-heartedly recommend Bays Farm.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Cream Room (only one available for our dates). Small but delightful.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Baysfarm, Owner at Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2014

Thank you for your very kind review. We enjoyed having you both to stay despite beating Suffolk at the cricket match! Hope the poached eggs go well - I have a lovely book called Eggs by Michel Roux (senior) and he gives marvellous tips on cooking eggs.

We hope your long journey home was uneventful and hope you will be able to visit us again in Suffolk. Thank you again.

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Reviewed June 22, 2014

We recently stayed at Bays Farm for a short break and used it as a base for touring Suffolk. Stephanie and Richard made us very welcome and are warm and friendly hosts. The house is beautifully furnished and very clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were wonderful with lots of choice. Would definitely recommend it, especially if you like gardens and the countryside.

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Baysfarm, Owner at Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2014

Thank you for your review. Feedback from many guests here to enjoy Suffolk confirms that we are well placed centrally in the county to visit many places of interest. We are 30-40 minutes by car away from the coast to the east, Dedham and Constable country to the south, Newmarket and Cambridge to the west and Diss to the north. We are located right in the countryside so a quiet location and of course we have our gardens - open this weekend (29th June 2014) under the National Garden Scheme for all to enjoy! Thank you again!

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Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stayed in the Hayloft for 2 nights for our 25th wedding anniversary,the room was immaculate and very very comfortable,the added bonus of the veranda was great for an evening drink or two!.
Richard and Stephanie were great hosts and so easy to talk to.Breakfast was fantastic and the grounds were beautiful as were their two dogs.
The only downside is the extra cost i will be forced to make as my wife insisted we change our mattress to match the one in the room......which was sooooo comfy!!
We will be visiting again soon i hope and if your looking for a great B and B to use as a base to explore Suffolk well....there is only one choice!
Thanks again Richard and Stephanie for making our celebrations complete.

Room Tip: Hayloft was separate to main building so really quiet.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Baysfarm, Owner at Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2014

Thank you for your wonderful review - we are really pleased we helped to make your 25th wedding anniversary complete. Sorry about the mattress cost but in all our rooms we have the best quality mattresses so our guests can have the best 'sleep quality'. Looking forward to seeing you both again and thanks again for your review - it was a pleasure having you both to stay.

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Reviewed June 15, 2014

Stephanie and Richard gave us a warm welcome and were fantastic hosts. Accommodation superb, clean and bright. Great full breakfast and nothing was too much trouble. Faultless and highly recommended!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Baysfarm, Owner at Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

Thank you for your good review - it was a pleasure having you both to stay.

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Reviewed June 13, 2014

A very warm welcome from both Stephanie and Richard on arrival, we had the blue room which was very well appointed, the bathroom was enormous with a large shower fitted into the bath, the shower was very easy to set and use. We made use of the evening suppers while we stayed for four days. A lovely home which felt like home from home. Excellent breakfasts. We shall certainly be returning sometime in the future. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Baysfarm, Owner at Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

Thank you Margaret and Roger for your lovely review. We really enjoyed your stay with us as well and we hope to see you again in the future. Glad you enjoyed the evening suppers - we are still working on adding to the menu but keeping the essence of a farmhouse supper - simple and wholesome.

Once again thank you for your review.

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Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was our second visit to Bays Farm and just as superb as the first time we stayed. If you are looking for a B & B near Stowmarket then this is the place to go, definitely five star luxury. A big thank you to Stephanie and Richard for making our stay so relaxing.

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Baysfarm, Owner at Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

Always great to welcome returning guests - many thanks for taking the time to review us so well. We really hope to see you again in the future when you are next in Suffolk.

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Address: Forward Green | Earl Stonham, Stowmarket IP14 5HU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Stowmarket
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Stowmarket
Price Range: $120 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lavish restoration has turned this charming 17th-century farmhouse into a quality destination. The most recent changes have seen the addition of a separate shower in the Blue Room and an upgrade to a King Size bed in the Cream Room. A moat and 4 acres of recently re-designed gardens which open under the National Garden Scheme surround the property. The interior has a wealth of oak beams and the individually designed bedrooms are luxuriously furnished and each have en-suite facilities. The Hayloft is beautifully appointed and offers a comfortable lounge area along with its own balcony looking over the orchard. Possibly the most luxurious Shepherd Hut in the country is located in the wild flower garden and overlooks the newly landscaped moat. Why not sample the luxury of Bays Farm but with the individuality of a special shepherd hut experience. Bays Farms is very pleased to have been reviewed by our guests as the #1 5* B&B in East Anglia for the last four years (Trip Advisor 2013 - 2017). Why not come and experience a stay at Bays Farm? Please note we no longer serve supper on Saturday evenings as all local eateries are open for business. Very occasionally we have to close the kitchen on other evenings. ... more   less 
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