Read our Guest Book

Read our Guest Book

Read what has been said about staying at Woodside Barn.

Guest Book

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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