Read our Guest Book

Read our Guest Book

Read what has been said about staying at Woodside Barn.

Guest Book

Saturday22nd February 2020   21.30

Andy, Claire, Katie and Mark; Nottinghamshire.

Beautiful cottage. Very relaxing. A very, very windy week. Kids appreciated the walk to Aldeburgh and back!! Loved the cake, Thank you so much.

Saturday 8th February 2020  20.00

Anne & Phil Jennings and Flossie; Shropshire.

Very relaxing week and you arranged good weather as requested, hope to see you in the Autumn. 45+ birds spotted, Anne's cake as good as ever. Thank you.

Saturday 25th January 2020  16.00

Elizabeth, Kirk & Joyce & Poppie our dog: Maldon, Essex.

I and the rest of the gang have enjoyed revisiting some of our favourite places, enjoyed some rather scrummy food & the weather could not have been better. Until the next time xx

Saturday 4th January 2020  17.00

Rita, Russell, Emma, Chris, Pip, Colin & Rufus our dog; Berkshire & Staffordshire.

Fabulous Barn. Had a lovely stay over the New Year. Great location. Very friendly local pub. Very relaxing break. Will be back. Thank you.

Tuesday 3th December 2019  21.00

Cathy, Elaine, Jane & Monty the dog; Basingstoke, Odiham and Norwich.

We are another 'regulars' at this fantastic cottage. Always a warm welcome, we just look forward all year to returning for our annual 'girls' weekend. This is just a wonderful place - thank you Jeannie & Anne xxx

Saturday 16th November 2019 1800

Frequent Flyers from Hertfordshire and their canine friends

Enjoyable, relaxing break as always. We will be back.  Thank you.

Saturday 9th November 2019   17.00

Anne, Phil and Flossie the dog.  Chris and Nod Stuckey: Telford

Another great holiday in your fantastic barn.  Many thanks for everything.   Discovered Halesworth - a fabulous town to visit, full of charm and history.

Saturday 2nd November 2019  16.30

Sarah, Matt, Jamie & Sam & Kathy & Mike Wyles: Portsmouth.

Another lovely stay in the Barn. Was lovely to bring our children here too!  Thank you so much for having us.

Saturday 19th October 2019 10.30

Miranda, Friends & dogs: Sussex.

We had a lovely stay. Lots of lovely walks around for the dogs and pubs for the owners! Thank you!

Saturday 12th October 2019  17.00

Marian & Ivor; East Sussex, Jane & Paul and Ollie & Betty our dogs, Staffordshire.

Thank you for a super week, we really loved Suffolk. We had a marvellous experience watching the bird ringing at Dunwich Heath & Minsmere. The ground floor bedroom was a real bonus. As were the two walks straight from the cottage to walk the dogs and for me to jog around. We've had several good Pub meals locally & can recommend The Chequers in Friston & Friday Street Farm Shop.

Friday 4th October 2019   21.30

Monica, Brian, Rosie and our dogs; Solihull, West Midlands.

Such a lovely cottage in a lovely part of the world. We loved seeing the villages and beaches around the local area and the dogs loved swimming in the sea. An extra highlight was the food festival in Snape - what a fantastic event. Thanks so much for an amazing week and for a truly delicious sponge cake!

Saturday 29th September 2019 22.00

Jeanette & David; Norfolk, Jean & Norman; North Wales and Daisy the dog.

We have had a lovely week in this cottage.  Everything is provided. Thank you for the victoria sponge and the bubbly.  It has been so peaceful and relaxing.  We will certainly be back.

Saturday 21st September 2019 18.30

Gary & Elizabeth van Doom & Family: Hexham, Northumberland.

Thank you for providing a wonderful week at this lovely cottage. Our dogs loved it as well and enjoyed roaming along all the interesting paths in the area. The Pub in Friston was closed this week, but the Pubs in Snape were all very good, as well as the Parrot at Aldringham. I hope we will be able to return in the near future.

Saturday 31st August 2019  20.30

Paul, Ingrid, Carol, Sue & Henry the barky dog! Southgate, London.

Thank you so much for a wonderful relaxing stay, We've had a great time in your lovely barn. 2 weeks have flown by! So much to see & do & we have been blessed with lovely weather too. A real home from home. Thank you for sharing your beautiful farm with us & long may it last. xx

Saturday 10th August 2019  21.00

John, Ann, David, Fiona, Emma and Ava: Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire.

We have had a wonderful week & the weather has been kind to us. Thank you for the welcoming items which we enjoyed thoroughly & thank you for providing such splendid accommodation in Suffolk. We have never been short of things to do in the area. Ava (age 14 months) had a great time & had to stroke the duck garden ornament every time she went into the garden.

Saturday 3rd August 2019  17.00

Sheila, Andrew and family: Aberdeen.

Had a lovely relaxing stay in this beautiful cottage. Catered for our every need. Thank you for your hospitality. Enjoyed exploring Suffolk. Loved Aldeburgh, the Shawsgate Vineyard and enjoyed a meal at the local Old Chequers pub.

Saturday 27th July 2019 21.30

Vallely and Jones families, London and Edinburgh.

Beautiful Cottage offering very good accommodation for all the family including dogs. We appreciated the warm welcome and personal touches. A lovely peaceful location to enjoy wildlife locally and visits to Snape, Orford, Aldeburgh and so many more. We would be delighted to return in the future!

Saturday 13th July 2019 18.00

Brookes, Fleming, Taphouse clan: West Midlands.

Beautiful cottage in a wonderful part of the country - peace & quiet enjoyed by all. Lovely welcome & thank you for the cake & bubbles.Great food & service at the Red Lion in Woodbridge. Quality time spent with family in a wonderful home from home!!

Saturday 6th July 2019  20.25

Janet, Paul & Tony Grayling: Norwich.

We've had a very good week, blessed by the lovely weather & in this peaceful & picturesque location. Splendid Victoria sponge too!  Several trips included a nice one to Otley Hall as well as Framlingham (family meet up), Aldeburgh, Dunwich, Minsmere & Peasenhall (nice tea room, good lunch). Also got to see again the house where I was born (Beaumont Cottages, Kelsale). All enjoyed.

Saturday 29th June 2019  19.00

Jan & Kim: Essex.

Had a very peaceful & comfortable week.  Thank you for the lovely armchair without which Mum would have struggled. We will return home refreshed & recuperated!  Thanks also for the goodies, Mary Berry should watch out for you!  Hope to come back next year- take care until then, XX

Saturday 22nd June 2019 20.40

Jayne, David, Elise & Harley & Chester our Spaniels: Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

Another lovely week spent at Buffs Old Barn. We even got the weather this time! Jeannie & Anne are the most welcoming of hosts and the Barn caters for all needs splendidly. We hope to be back soon.X.

Saturday 15th June 2019  20.30

Ian & Rowenna, Knutsford, Cheshire & Glenys & Bernard, Horsham, West Sussex.

We've had an absolutely perfect week in this lovely house! Such a great area with so much to see and do. Overall a wonderful holiday destination.

Saturday 1st June 2019  21.15

Pam, Linda, Mick, Rachel, Caitlin & Bailey our dog: Kent & Somerset.

A lovely stay, the barn is beautiful & had everything we needed. Enjoyed going on the many walks around the fields. Good food at the Eels Foot Inn, we were able to book because we have a wheelchair user. Hired a boat for half a day from the Waveney River Centre which was a lot of fun. Broad Tours do a nice river trip - has a wheelchair lift. Recommend the Fish & Chips at Leiston. All very wheelchair friendly. Thank you to our host for re-directing our Tesco order to the Barn! 

Saturday 25th May 2019  21.30

Elizabeth, Kirk & Joyce & Poppie our dog: Maldon, Essex.

We are all going to miss this quiet spot in Suffolk. All we had hoped for & more. The 'Barn' is so well appointed in the most peaceful location. We've enjoyed good food at the Unruly Pig, The Bell (Walberswick) & The Old Chequers just down the road. Woodbridge was very interesting as was Wickham Market. Whoever comes after us - Enjoy! XX.

Saturday 11th May  2019  17.40

Linda & Colin, Emma, James & Tabitha, Katie & Craig; our dogs Charlie, Bo & Bruno: Kent.

Perfect cottage for the six of us & very accommodating for our first holiday with baby. Everything we needed. Wonderful walks on the doorstep & surrounding cuntryside with the dogs. Very happy holiday - thank you.

Saturday 4th May, 2019   22.00

Sarah & Jenny; Leicestershire.

Lovely comfortable Barn. Scrumptious cake and warm welcome. Comfortable beds and everything we needed including the tea cosy! Thank you. JK

Saturday 20th April 2019   21.00

Deborah, Anthony, Tom, Ollie & Stanley our 1 year old Cockapoo: Hemel Hempstead.

A lovely relaxing break at Buffs Old Barn. The cottage is furnished beautifully & very comfortable. Lots of space for teenagers to have their own space & a reading room for Mum & Dad!  Garden was fantastic for the dog too! If you are a jogger /runner the Sizewell/Leiston Park Run (every Saturday) is a must!  We had a wonderful time, thank you X.

Saturday 6th April 2019 10.00

Judy & Tony Hutchinson and our Cavalier King Charles Spaniels; Warickshire.

This has been the finest cottage we have ever had the priviledge of staying in - the barn is magnificent & the setting so relaxing.Seven days never passed so quickly! Thanks for everything ladies. See you next time!

Saturday 30th March 2019  10.00

Susan & Brian Martin; Kent.

Beautiful Cottage, comfortable and so clean. Amazing weather, walking miles and seeing so much wild life. Thank you Jeannie & Anne.  We will be back.

Saturday 9th March 2019  19.30

Stephen, Stephanie, Marie & our Glen of Imaal Terrier; Derby.

The cottage is great, our daughter wants to live here forever. We have had a wonderful time. Jeannie & Anne are the friendliest of people and thanks for the wine and the cake.

Saturday 23rd February 2019  10.00

Mike & Yvonne, James & Sarah, Charlotte & Jacob; Bishop's Stortford.

The cottage was perfect for the 6 of us. Plenty of room & very cosy at the same time. The cake was a lovely thought & very welcoming! The Adnams Brewery in Southwold is well worth a visit. We enjoyed a tasty curry at the Prince of Bengal in Saxmundham as well as delicious cake in Thorpeness.  There are plenty of stunning walks along the beach, including between Thorpeness & Aldeburgh. All in all a wonderful holiday. We shall definitely be back!  Thank you. XXX

Saturday 9th February 2019  22.00

Anne & Phil Jennings and Flossie; Shropshire.

A new year and it's great to have had a shot of Suffolk, even in Winter!  Barn is perfect cosy hideaway - seen plenty of birds at Minsmere too!  Great cake Anne - thank you both again!

Monday 3rd December 2018  13.00

Elaine, Cathy, Janie and Monty our dog: North Warnborough, Hook.

Thank you for a fabulous weekend, we had an amazing time. And look forward to seeing you next year, fingers crossed! X

Monday 12th November 2018  10.00

Nora, Jan & Tracey, Beretta & Molly our dogs; Battle, Bexhill and Caistor.

A wonderful comfortable barn. Very thoughtful touches, especially the welcome fizz and cake! Good walks from the door which were enjoyed by the dogs. A lovely peaceful break for all of us. Thank you bothX  Also we would recommend lunch at the Old Chequers in the village. A short stroll & excellent food & dog friendly.

Saturday 3rd November 2018  20.30

Anne & Phil Jennings and Flossie; Shropshire.

Another excellent week in your fantastic barn. Anne your cake tastes great in the bird hides at Minsmere! Thank you so much to both of you, you do a wonderful job. See you in the Spring!

Saturday 27th October 2018 17.45

The Knights & Mitchell family & our 2 dogs: Kent

Blissful - cottage is a delight. The bubbly and Victoria sponge were wondrful. Our hosts are lovely and they even laid on the best October weather - thank you both.

Friday 19th October 2018   21.30

The Barnes Family & our Black Labrador; London & York.

What a beautiful cottage & lovely hosts. The cake was absolutely delicious & we have loved our stay in Buff's Old Barn. The views from the windows are stunning & the walks around the area were gorgeous too. Thanks so much for having us to stay - we will be back!

Saturday 13th October 2018  21.30

Judith & Andrew, Berkshire; & Pat & Malcolm, Cornwall.

We've had a wonderful time in this beautiful barn. Great location, spotlessly clean and so well presented and maintained. We appreciated the warm welcome, the delicious cake & the fizz!  Recommend The Crown at Westleton for great food.

Saturday 29th September 2018  21.00

 Gerry & Kath; Crowborough, East Sussex & Paul & Elaine, Tonbridge, Kent.

A fabulous week! We had a warm welcome & a very comfortable stay at the barn. The weather was good and we were able to explore Suffok, visiting lots of lovely places.Thank you for the cake & fizz, we've had a great time.

Saturday 22nd September 2018  15.15

Mary & Brian; Woody & Buzz our Golden Retrievers: Wickford, Essex.

A lovely week at a beautiful Barn. Everything you need. Great dog safe garden, many thanks for allowing them. Weather was really good & visited some lovely places. Many thanks for the lovely cake and goodies.

Saturday 15th September 2018 17.45

Richard, Debbie and Freya our standard Schnauzer, Great Wakering, Essex.

On our 2nd visit this year to Buffs Old Barn. Good weather most of the week, revisited places along the coast. We've had a great, quiet rest at the Barn which is a beautiful, cozy immaculate, place to stay.  A big thank you XX. We would recommend a visit to Walberswick, (a beautiful village, sand dune beach & ferry ride to Southwold).

Saturday 1st September 2018  18.30

Richard & Rachel, Ben & Matthew Knowles, Pete & Barbara Stephens: Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

A lovely restful stay. Thank you for the lovely cake & fizz. We have enjoyed the garden and lovely walks around Friston and at the coast.x

Saturday 25th August 2018  21.30

Sarah, Lee, Emily & Matthew Rayson: Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

A very relaxing stay in this lovely barn, with a very warm welcome, delicious cake & fizz - thank you. Weather has been kind. Enjoyed tour of Sizewell  & also Havergate Island. Lovely places to visit - particularly RSPB Minsmere, Framlingham Castle, Sutton Hoo & Stonham Barns Suffolk Owl Sanctuary. Thanks for a lovely stay :)

Saturday 18th August 2018 20.30

The Reed Family and our dogs; Gloucestershire.

Lovely house. Had a great time, Thank you for cake & fizz.

Saturday 4th August 2018   20.30

 The Haeney Family; Milton Keynes.

Lovely welcome from lovely Lady. Barn is lovely and fully equipped - home from home. Great weather comfy beds, truly enjoyed our week. Thanks a lot.

Saturday 28th July 2018   18.20

John & Rosemary Oakley & Shadow our German Shepherd: Pickworth, Lincs.

Many thanks for providing such splendid accommodation & a safe place for our dog. In 10 years of renting pet friendly accommodation it is the only one we have stayed in that actually has a secure garden.  Terrific weather all fortnight & lots of lovely places to visit. A totally fantastic holiday.

Saturday 14th July 2018  17.30

Audrey Staniland, Judy & Pat, Claire & Julia; NorthYorkshire, Moulton, Bedale, Sheffield, Hathersage & Virginia Water.

Glorious Weather. A lovely cottage & ideal for disabled with a wheelchair. Also an excellent taxi driver, again taxi for disabled. Plenty of places to visit. Very helpful and a warm welcome from the hosts. Thank you.

Saturday 7th July 2018  19.30

Mark, Sally-Ann & Pirate our dog: Chrishall, Herts.

A huge thank you to Jeannie & Anne. The Barn is beautifully, clean, presented & maintained. A really lovely relaxing week away from the humdrum of normal life!! We definitely want to come back. All credit to you lovely ladies - great work!!

Saturday 30th June 2018  21.15

Mary, Andy, Locky; Rachel, Phillip, Kate & Jura; Otto & Monty our dogs: Newcastle upon Tyne

A wonderful week. Weather has been fantastic. Most meal times out in the garden. Lovely walks and great day trips out. The perfect base with great comforts - everything works really well! Superb cake! Thanks to Jeannie & Anne.

Saturday 23rd June 2018  17.30

Freda & Claire Francis & Fred & Molly our dogs; Chelmsford, Essex.

Another wonderful week spent in the beautiful and tranquil surroundings. Very relaxing. Weather good, visited Aldeburgh, Southwold etc. Bought fresh fish at Aldeburgh to take home.  Will visit again!!!!  many thanks once again.

Saturday 9th June 2018  22.00

The Whitby Clan: King's Lynn, Norfolk & The Greens: High Wycombe, Bucks.

Wonderful week spent in this cosy barn. Weather has been quite kind - only a few spots of rain. Excellent base for so many attractions. Helmingham Hall is a must if you 'like your gardens'. Thanks to Anne & Jeannie for the use of your Suffolk retreat & wine and lovely cake.. Many thanks.

Saturday 2nd June 2018  19.15

Michael & Yvonne, Birmingham: Nina & Gary, Desborough, Northants: Nicholas & Helen, Newport, Shropshire.

Thank you Jeannie & Anne. We had a lovely restful week in your beautiful home and would have no hesitation in recommending Buffs Old Barn to others. It would be lovely to return in the future.

Saturday 26th May 2018  18.30

Laurence & Jackie, Caroline, Tom & Noah, & Billy Our dog: Stamford & Stevenage.

Another fabulous hoiday in your beautiful barn. And you organised good weather - yet again! Enjoyed revisiting old haunts and discovering new ones. Enjoyed Framlingam & the castle & Easton Farm Park. Andy & Carole @ The Old Chequers very hospitable as always. Thank you Jeannie & Anne for the welcome pack - the Victoria Sponge was delicious!

Saturday 19th May 2018  17.30

Stephen & Gill, Sam & Angela, Emma & Jay; Newport, South Wales.

A superb property & we could'nt have asked for a warmer welcome. An excellent base for exploring the towns of East Suffok. We have enjoyed walks in the village and saw the Farm barn owl! A day out at the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary is well worth while - there is so much to see, far more than the name suggests. A must for anyone with even a limited interest in birds - you will be fascinated by what you see there. A wonderful holiday in a peaceful location - superb!

Saturday 12th May 2018  20.00

Richard, Debbie & Freya our standard Schnauzer; Great Wakering, Essex.

We have had a really lovely week in this beautiful, cosy barn. Everything is clean & immaculate, all the finishing touches & welcome pack are appreciated. A great enclosed & safe garden for Freya to enjoy. The weather & many places to visit have been excellent. We are looking forward to coming back in September. Thank youXX.

Saturday 5th May 2018  18.00

Chris, Jean & our dogs; Northampton. Bex & Jon; St.Neots.

Such a pleasure to stay in such a well appointed cosy cottage/barn, a real home from home, beautifully presented. I do hope we can come again - great for the dogs - even if the weather didn't play ball!! Thank you Jeannie & Anne.

Saturday 28th April 2018  10.00

Jackie and Roger: Northwich, Cheshire.

We have enjoyed a very relaxing week at Buffs Old Barn. Thanks to Jeannie & Anne for your welcome & hospitality, the cake was delicious. The barn has everything you could possibly need, with lots of interesting places to visit within easy driving distance. Enjoyed good pub meals at the local Chequers pub. Thank you.

Saturday 14th April 2018 17.30

Margaret Kemp / Dale family: Bracknell, Berkshire.

A super restful & relaxing week had by all at Buffs Old Barn. Lots to do & see, beautiful views & lots of wildlife to look at from the patio. Lovely dinner at the local pub and bar staff welcoming. We will recommend Buffs Old Barn to all our friends and family, it is so well equipped & suitable for all ages. Thank you both for a great stay.XX

Saturday 7th April 2018  16.30

Nyeong, Seon-Jeong, Yoon-Jee & Geni our dog; Guildford, Surrey.

An unbelievably restful & relaxing week with a lovely welcome pack & sparkling clean accommodation. Buffs Old Barn has all the equipment you could want. We've enjoyed the surrounding areas too; Aldeburgh, Orford, Southwold & Dunwich, & a long refreshing walk at Dunwich Heath & Beach after a wonderful meal at The Ship (very dog friendly pub). This cottage has a lot to offer, comfort, cleanliness, footpaths on the doorstep & a base for all the lovely Suffolk beaches. Thank you :)

Saturday 31st March 2018 17.30

Carole & Richard o'Callaghan: Rainham, Essex.

Our first visit but hope it isn't our last. Without a doubt, one of the best cottages we've ever stayed in, so comfortable & well equiped - everything you could possibly need and more. Fizz & cake a nice surprise and very welcome. We enjoyed excellent meals at the Old Chequers (Friston) & Plough & Sail (Snape). Thank you both for allowing us to share your beautiful barn conversion.

Saturday 24th March 2018  10.00

David & Sue Hey & Myrtle (Labrador) & Nigel (Border Terrier): North Lincolnshire.

Our 3rd visit - about to book the 4th - that says it all really. Perfect accommodation in a perfect location.Tunstall Forest & Sudbourne Wood make for great dog walks. The coastal path from Thorpeness to Sizewell is another lovely walk & the Sizewell tea rooms has the best coffee around!

Saturday 24th February 2018  18.00

Jayne, David, Luke, Elise & Harley & Chester our dogs: Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

A lovely warm welcome. Well thought out accommodation with everything you could need to hand. Lovely location for a relaxing week. With great WiFi for the kids (& hubby), a craft room for me & lots of inspiration for an artist to paint this holiday rental was the perfect choice for us.  If only Jeannie & Anne had been in charge of the weather!!!

Saturday 17th February 2018  17.15

Kirsty, Tim, Ollie,Theo & Bruno our dog: St Albans, Hertfordshire.

We've had such a wonderful time. Jeannie & Anne thank you very much. The cake was such a treat - we loved it! Local Chequers Pub in Friston was very good. Dunwich Heath lovely too. Lots of lovely walks. Thank you.

Saturday 10th February 2018  16.00

Anne, Phil and Flossie; Telford, Shropshire.

Another wonderful week! Your barn is so relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable to be in. You do a great job Jeannie & Anne. Many thanks again! See you in the Autumn!

Saturday 3rd February 2018 21.35

Jacinta, Sam, Rick, Georgia & Raphael: London & Amsterdam.

Amazing stay! We were so creative and had the best time. This cottage is lovely and we all want to live here :)

Monday 22nd January 2018 17:15

Fran, Ivan, Kate, Chris, Alice & Liam: Bushey, Herts.

What a fabulous weekend we have had in the perfect place. So warm & comfortable & enjoyed our walks in the countryside. Would recommend this to everyone.  Many thanks for the cake (yummy) & fizzy.

Tuesday 2nd January 2018  11.29

Lisa, Steve & Olivia and our black lab Alfie: Hawkwell, Essex.

A great way to see in the New Year. A very nice cottage in a tranquil location. Many thanks for allowing us to stay in your beautiful accommodation. The river was rather a surprise! Thank you from all of us.XX

Thursday 28th December 2017  19.19

Margaret Kendall and family and our dog: Brentwood.

 We had a really good time and we loved the barn and your attention to details. Thank you for the lovely cake and welcome pack. Hope we will be able to come back.

Monday 4th December 2017  18.25

Elaine, Jane & Cathy; Hampshire and Norfolk.

What a lovely place to have the perfect weekend with friends.The cottage was wonderful, owners were very friendly. Everyone we met in the local area was very chatty and kind. We will be coming back next year!

Saturday 4th November 2017  21. 19

Anne, Phil and Flossie; Telford, Shropshire.

Another great week in your beatiful barn - bubbly and cake excellent! Many thanks! See you in the Spring!

Saturday 28th October 2017  23.00

Bryan, Marilyn, Leigh, Faye, Callum, Laura & Izzie the dog; Folkestone and Maidstone, Kent.

A lovely break in a lovely barn. Nothing wanted for. Visited several local places of interest (Jimmy's Farm, Owl Sanctuary, Southwold). Weather was very good, Children and dog loved it. Local pub very friendly. Thanks from us all.

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