We stayed at The Granary barn mid week. In the lead up to our stay Carl was in contact with us with information about our stay and was very quick to respond to any queries we had. It was very easy to find due to the sign posting. As soon as we entered the barn we were amazed - it felt cosy and luxurious. The kitchen had everything we needed; even tea, coffee, sugar, olive oil and salt and pepper! We were treated to a wonderful welcome basket which included eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, fruit, a fresh loaf, jam and marmalade. In the fridge there was a bottle of milk, a pack of locally produced bacon and some butter - so we had a delicious cooked breakfast the next morning! The lounge area was very comfortable - the sofa was perfect for curling up on in the evening to watch TV (a smart TV so we could log into Netflix etc). Upstairs the bedroom was very spacious and the bathroom had shower gel and shampoo provided.
Because of the underfloor heating, we never felt cold. We've stayed in other cottages etc over the years and many times the heating has been on very low or on a timer, with no instructions or encouragement to turn it up. Not here! There were clear instructions on how to control the heating if required. There was also a large folder with lots of information about the accommodation and the local area, including pubs, restaurants, takeaways, castles, walks etc. The weather was rather wet during our stay but we did venture out to Framlingham Castle, Minsmere nature reserve and a couple of towns.
Even though we don't have a dog we could see how dog friendly Woodfarm Barns are - the garden was fully enclosed, with a dog cleaning station. The meadow across the road looked fantastic for letting dogs run about, even had a smaller section especially for nervous dogs. We wish we had a dog to try these out!
It's lovely and quiet, even though we were directly off the lane. Not a sound at night!
Almost forgot the bikes! Bikes available for free to take out and enjoy the surrounding countryside.
It's very obvious that Carl and his team have made every effort to think of the comfort and needs of their guests, from the fully equipped kitchen to not scrimping on the heating. Thank you so much, it's the best service we've come across.
We'll definitely be back, hopefully with a dog next time, and will also be recommending to our friends and family.