Read our Guest Book

Read our Guest Book

Read what has been said about staying at Woodside Barn.

Guest Book

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 Novemeber 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.

Saturday 14th October 2017  21.30

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

What a wonderful week. Cottage & Hosts excellent. Very enjoyable trips to Southwold, Aldeburgh (great fresh fish) and Woodbridge.  Lovely secure garden for Molly & Fred & long walks in the surrounding countryside. Great Sunday lunch at The Old Chequers, very dog friendly too.  Looking forward to returning in the Spring!!!!

Saturday 7th October 2017  16.30

Muriel, Brian & Margaret; Versailles & Lyon France. John & Ann, Leicestershire & the dogs. Chilton Road reunion of 1943 to 1953.

This is our 5th visit! Which shows how much we appreciate the warm welcome, beautiful countryside, coast and local pubs. Many, many thanks once again.

Saturday 30th September 2017 15.55

Julia, Clive and Edde our Westie: Kidderminster, Worcestershire.

Buffs Old Barn is a beautiful place, welcoming & peaceful. Great to be able to take 'Ed' for walks straight from the barn. Lovely meals at both the Ship in Dunwich (Sunday Lunch) & the Crown at Westleton. We found the beach at the far end of the prom at Southwold was lovely & sandy & dog friendly all year round. Cake & fizz were fab - thank you!

Saturday 23rd September 2017  21.10

Ladlow, Grice and Agnew: Scuthorpe and Leeds.

Beautiful and clean, comfy beds, everything we needed, a bit more sunshine next time please. Cake was very nice - Dad ate most of it.

Saturday 16th September 2017  20.52

Airs family: Norfolk

Lovely barn conversion - great welcome, cake & bubbly much appreciated. Barn very well equipped, clean & comfortable. Enjoyed all our visits, locally - recommend Poachers Pocket for reasonably priced Sunday lunch and dessert. Go to Kesale & turn left into Rosemary Lane, very twisty but worth the effort. We would love to come back. Thanks Jeannie and Anne.

Saturday 2nd September 2017   17.35

Phillps family with Pebble and Indy our dogs: Reading, Berkshire.

We have had a lovely stay.Thank you for the warm welcome, especially the delicious cake and fizz.  We enjoyed walking around the area, crabbing at Walberswickand the beach at Sizewell. Nice walk from Sizewell to Thorpeness and around with lunch at the Dolphin Inn. Mini golf at Ufford is fun too. Thanks again!

Saturday 26th August 2017   22.39

Jane, Gordon, Geraldine & Victoria Bell & Sally & Ted our dogs; Northants & London. Eleanor & Phil Collins; New Zealand.

A splendid family holiday we have had in your beautiful barn. Many thanks for making it so welcoming & comfortable. Bubbly & cake much appreciated. Enjoyed our visits to Southwold, Sutton Hoo, Dunwich Heath & Aldeburgh. Had a lovely meal out at the Regatta in Adeburgh. Hired Bikes for a day to cycle from Leiston, to Sizewell,Thorpeness, Aldeburgh & back to Leiston. Enjoyed the peace & tranquility of this special place & will definitely be coming back!

Saturday 12th August 2017  19.40

Ken, Jean & the dogs: Wallingford & the Craze Clan, Nottingham.

Lovely cottage, thank you for the cake & bubbly. Garden perfect for the 2 boys and the 2 dogs. Beautiful quiet location. Recommend the Old Chequers, food is very good but make no food Sun evening, Monday or Tuesday.  All in all great, very well equipped cottage & we had a fab holiday here.

Saturday 5th August 2017 17.24

Jane & Richard Tudor; Lis Ricketts; Sarah Badger & Oscar (black Labrador); Wokingham.

We have had a great time! Thank you for the goodies and the help you gave - it was a wonderful cake.  Highlights for us were seeing the barn owls in the far barn one night and exploring this lovely area - Oscar especially loved Dunwich beach. Several lovely meals at the Old Chequers in the village as well. We are sorry to leave.

Saturday 22nd July 2017  23.55

Samuel, Nicola & Kevin; Maasbree, The Netherlands.

Amazing! We have had a fantastic holiday! The Barn is a lovely place to live...& the stars at night are mind blowing. Jeannie & Anne have been welcoming, friendly & helpful in everyway! And the whole region is full of great things to do & see. We'll miss being here & would all return tomorrow if we could!! Thank you!

Peter, Jasmine & Bonnie & Rega our dogs: Kent.

Saturday 8th July 2017 21.33

Lovely house, sweet garden, nice village, best cake in the world.......................Sorry we could not complete our visit.

Jan Reading and daughter Kim; Romford, Essex.

Saturday 1st July 2017 21.10

We loved this barn, so peaceful. Beds were so comfy & showers are great. The downstairs wet room was perfect for me, can't do stairs. Thank you for allowing my special chair, can't wait to come back. Really had a lovely time. Thanks too for the welcome pack. Bye for now. X

Ray & Frances & the dogs;Stafford. Debbie, Leicestershire.

Saturday 10th June 2017 17.34

A wonderful stay again (4th visit). The barn is always so clean & well appointed, we love coming back. Lovely surroundings, we enjoyed early morning walks and seeing 10 hares over the week - magical. Thank you so much. PS. Food at Chequers in the village great- but no food on a Tuesday!

Veronica, Richard & Rob & Chris Voigt & Lynne: Northwood, Middlesex

Saturday 3rd June 2017 18.09

A very comfortable stay. Lovely countryside with swallows, poppies & rabbits in the late evening. We enjoyed the bubbly in the garden on one of the sunny evenings. The cake was very much appreciated too. Thank you.

Laurence & Jackie: Stamford, Tom, Caroline & Noah:Stevenage, with Jess & Billy the dogs.

Saturday 27th May 2017 18.31

Had a fantastic week in your beautiful barn. Accommodation very comfortable and spacious. Didn't want for anything & thank you Jeannie for arranging the weather! Blue skies & sunshine every day. We will be back next year.

Ernie, Sue Pearson & Elli the Westie; Barking & Romford, Essex.

Saturday 20th May 2017  17.31

Beautiful barn accommodation. Clean & tidy. Jeannie & Anne very friendly and welcoming. Had a great week here. Home from Home.

Rachael & Nick Ellison, Kate, Morgan & Emelia Scott: East Sussex & Tonbridge, Kent.

Saturday 6th May 2017  23.38

Had a very enjoyable week, lovely base to explore the area - certainly enjoyed the welcome pack and will be back.

Shelagh, Bob, Brenda, Sylvia & Margaret & Finley & Meghan (Bedlington Terrers): Sheffield & Boston.

Saturday 29th April 2017  17.24

Had a lovely time staying at Buffs Old Barn. The barn had everything we needed & more & the dogs enjoyed playing in the garden. Conveniently located for the main roads & far enough away to be nice & quiet. Really enjoyed our holiday and would love to come back.

Jane, Emily, Sam, Ben, Mike & Sue: Downfield, Stroud.

Saturday 22nd April 2017  19.50

We loved staying in the Barn and enjoyed playing in the garden.

Barbara, David & Dawn Harrison & Angeleto Magahum with Joey & Gwapo our dogs: Bucks, Herts & Leicestershire.

Saturday 15th April 2017  22.27

First thank you for the warm welcome & the lovely cake & wine. We have all enjoyed our stay. Buffs Old Barn was very clean with comfy beds & it is very quiet & peaceful. Also very convenient for the beaches which the dogs loved. The weather has been great & we have had a very good week here.

Sharon, Susan & Joan & Kya our dog: Margate & London.

Saturday 8th April 2017  17.23

Wonderful holiday location, beautiful country views, quiet and tranquil. Great for walks. Great hosts, very well equipped, clean accomodation. We shall be back next year.  Thank you for the great welcome, especially the cake!

David & Sue Hey, with Myrtle and Nigel our dogs; North Lincolnshire.

Saturday 1st  April 2017  16.56

Our second stay. Nothing is left to chance here, every comfort and detail covered - perfect! If you like to leave the touristy part and enjoy tranquility, the countryside walks around Ramsholt and the River Deben are lovely; wonderful scenery and few people! Even a stunning little Church.

Mr & Mrs J R Brierley; Attleborough, Norfolk.

Saturday 25th March 2017  18.20

Beautiful barn conversion. Very comfortable, perfect for all the family to come and   stay. Everything we could possibly need. Lovely area and so near to the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Lovely walks and lots of places to visit and explore. Thank you so much.

Dee, Mike & Michelle & Bella our dog (Shiatzu); Stotfold, Hertfordshire.

Friday, 24th February 2017  19.47

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautifully appointed barn. Very comfortable and well equipped for all our needs.Thanks for the warm welcome and for the delicious cake & fizz. We certainly hope to return. P.S. Good meals at the Old Chequers.X.

Julie & Drew, Amy, Emma and Ted our dog; Merley, Poole, Dorset.

Saturday 18th February 2017 18.04

Lovely cake upon arrival & a very warm welcome. The cottage is full of character & decorated beautifully. Lovely villages nearby. Ted enjoyed the local walks especially the one which circles the property. Overall lovely place to stay with lovely countryside surrounding it.

Anne & Phil Jennings & Flossie; Telford, Shropshire.

Saturday 11th February 2017 16.20

Winter in your lovely warm barn is fantastic!  Very relaxing and lots of lovely walks and places to visit. Many thanks again! See you in the Autumn!

Sarah Johnson & Lee McGinley; Walton on the Naze, Essex.

Monday 14th November 2016 17:30

We've had a lovely time here in this beautiful barn with everything you could need. It is spotless, nice and warm, comfortable & cosy. Would definitely come again & also recommend to family & friends, Lots to see & do from here a great base to explore Suffolk. Thanks so much. X

Phil & Anne Jennings & Flossie:Telford, Shropshire. Chris & Nod: Poole, Dorset.

Saturday 5th November 2016 18:30

Amazing cake & fizzy! Many thanks! A wonderful stay here, as always, with attentive hosts & beautiful countryside. The barn was immaculate & we have thoroughly enjoyed are stay.

The Lakeman & Wilkinson Family; Aigburth, Liverpool.

Saturday 29th October 2016 20:15

Fabulous barn and lovely welcoming hosts. We've had an amazing time and will always recommend Buffs Old Barn and this corner of Suffolk to our friends and relatives.

Annette from Ewell: Jean, John & Lucienne, Croydon; Katrina & Ester the Labrador, Wraysbury.

22nd October 2016 22:55

Back again to our home from home. Great catching up with Jeannie & Anne. Barn still pristine and comfortable. We will be back again next year Ladies. Many thanks for your hospitality.

Brian, Margaret & Muriel from France; Ann & John; Leics & our dogs.

8th October 2016 17:29

This was our fourth visit here, it is getting to be a home from home! As usual everything is very good. Lovely walks with the dogs around the fields & also from Aldeburgh to Thorpeness and back, Another perfect week in a lovely Suffolk holiday home. Many thanks for everything.

Jon, Gill, Joe, Sam, Lauren, Jade & Frankie our dog; Surrey.

27th August 2016 18:40

A very friendly welcome from the helpful, unobtrusive owners. The cottage was a perfect 'base' for our holiday. It is set in a fantastic location, close to lovely towns, villages, beaches & pubs! So peaceful plus the weather has been superb. Many thanks.

Barry, Sharon, Joe, Shannon, Kara, Kane & Quinn: Leicestershire.

20th August 2016 17:09

Thanks we were delighted with the Barn, one of the best places we have stayed in, you have thought of everything. The location for visiting the coast or countryside was perfect. We also had great weather, making this a very memorable holiday for us all!

Gary, Tara, Freddy, Busta & Bruno: Hertfordshire.

13th August 2016 17:55

'Buffs Old Barn' has been the best barn conversion/cottage that we have had the pleasure of staying in. The boys, Busta and Bruno, (French Mastiffs) loved it!! Tara, Freddy and Gary (humans) loved it!! Thank you! X.

Kaye, Richard, Mick, Trudy, Dad; & our dogs: Northamptonshire.

7th August 2016 8:56

One of the best cottages we have stayed in over the years, very comfortable and so well equipped. The view from the garden is fantastic & the area so tranquil. Our dogs certainly approved of the local walks & nearby beaches. Thank you a wonderful holiday.

Colin & Geraldine, Beryl & Maureen: Hampshire.

30th July 2016 21:10

A lovely cottage, an excellent standard, everything we needed for our holiday. A very peaceful location with walks all around. Thank you for the warm welcome. We have enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you for the lovely Victoria Sponge, very enjoyable.

Joyce, John, Charlotte, Myk, Grace & Alexander & our 2 setters.

23rd July 2016 18:32

If you are looking for peace and tranquility, this is the place. The dogs have loved the walks and we have re-acquainted ourseves with this lovely part of Suffolk, always lots to do. Thank you for our welcome pack we enjoyed it very much! We will return.

Cory and Jeanine; Molly and Cooper our dogs: Horsham.

11th June 2016 20:46

This is the best Cottage that we have stayed in over many years. Very tranquil with walks from the doorstep. The Old Chequers is a must given that it is a few minutes walk away. Good food and nice Pub. We will be coming back!

Jan Nicholls & family & the dogs: Southwood, Longford London.

21st May 2016 18:30

We have had a lovely week, such a lovely place to stay. Excellent facilities for my elerly parents and the dogs. Mum was particularly impressed with the abundance of crockery. Many thanks. We had a very nice meal at the local pub the Chequers.

Patricia & Joyce; Misty & Poppy (our Westies); Stone & Sutton.

15th May 2016 8:55

We have enjoyed a lovely welcome pack and holiday in this fabulous Barn. One of the best we have stayed in, it has everything one could ask for. The garden was perfect for the dogs, they enjoyed playing in it, we were happy that they were safe and secure.

Pattie, Keith, Dawn, Paul, Georgie, Oliver & Bailey: Nottingham.

10th May 2016 20:49

Our family have enjoyed such a wonderful week at Buffs Old Barn. We were so lucky with the glorious weather. The Barn was everything we hoped for, very clean & very comfy. The countryside looked stunning. Thank you for the cake and bottle, most welcoming.

John, Jumoke, Audrey, Toju, Toby & Tomy: Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

16th April 2016 20:06

A wonderful, relaxing week in the lovely Suffolk countryside and exploring the coast. Buffs Old Barn is a great place for the family to stay, with space (& bathrooms!) for 6 people to relax in comfort. Thank you for the cake & making us feel so welcome.

Tim & Carol Richards, Surbiton, London & Cathie Ascot, Berks.

12th March 2016 17:58

A very enjoyable week exploring the area. Some very interesting Churches, especially Southwold, and welcoming Pubs with good food. Enjoyable visits to Minsmere twitching & good walks. The Barn has been warm & comfortable & our hosts welcoming & helpful.

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