Read our Guest Book

Read our Guest Book

Read what has been said about staying at Woodside Barn.

Guest Book

Here you can read all 128 of our guest book comments.

Saturday 2nd July 2022 21.00

Kim and Jan: Hornchurch

We have had a lovely week.
I haven’t opened my work computer once! I am so relaxed. Hope that we will return next year

Saturday 18th June 2022 21.30

Pam, Derrick, Sally, John and Family; Telford, Shropshire.

Our stay has been very enjoyable, weather perfect, beautiful scenery and amazing barn! Had a lovely boat trip with Lunch on Lady Florence from Orford, with a knowledgeable and enlightening commentary. Had a superb carvery Sunday Lunch at The Froize, Chillesford.

Saturday 11th June 2022 16.40

Joy, John & our rescue dog Gerry: Cheltenham

Best holiday home EVER!! Jeannie & Anne are perfect hosts and we so enjoyed our chats with them and how kind they were with our nervous rescue dog. - thank you!! Our only regret is that Scottish Power will likely ruin the landscape & Jeannie & Anne’s wonderful set up. John, Gerry & I wish you both the very best of luck for the future

Saturday 28th May 2022 17.00

Maggie, Barbara & Ken and Ruby our dog; Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.

Thank you. We have very much enjoyed our holiday and the cottage is beautiful.

Saturday 21st May 2022 17.30

Phil, Anne, Chris & Nod; Telford & Poole.

We had a brilliant holiday in your fabulous barn with our dear friends, Phil & Anne. We saw and heard barn & tawny owls amongst joyous fields of wild flowers which surround your historic Church. Wider exploration of Snape with its marshes & retail therapy; pub meals, picnics with Anne’s delicious cake at Minsmere where we saw Glossy Ibis & flying Bitterns; Dunwich with its fascinating shrinking village; historic Halesworth & walks along the Martello towered coast of Aldeburgh with its iconic range of shops. Our thanks to you both for making our stay in magnificent Suffolk so memorable.

Saturday 14th May 2022 16.45

Tracey, Chris & Caroline: Dereham, Norfolk.

Lovely Barn and location ideal for our walks. Weather good apart from Wednesday. But you can’t win them all. What a fantastic place to stay! Loved the Barn, so spacious and immaculate. It has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Many thanks to the wonderful hosts who obviously work hard to maintain the Barn and gardens. So many places to visit too - local walks and pubs! Would love to come back again. xxx

Saturday 7th May 2022 17.00

Ellen, Ray, Rita. Lesley & Terry: Crawley,

We have all absolutely loved our stay in this beautiful barn. We couldn’t have wished for anything better. Brilliant location & we have enjoyed every day out exploring Suffolk. Thank you so much to our wonderful, helpful hosts who made us so welcome.

Saturday 30th April 2022 17.30

Helen, Ruth and Richard; Llanelli & Herefordshire

Absolutely delightful accommodation with a good attention to detail. We were graciously and thoughtfully hosted, especially in respect of our 89 year old mother who hails from Suffolk & was able to see many relatives. Thank you so much

Saturday 23rd April 2022 17.00

Claire, Hugh and family; London.

Wonderful week in a very comfortable home. Lovely welcoming hosts. Thank you.

Saturday 16th April 2022 19.30

Wendy, Den, Amy, Lucy & our dogs Sky & Elsie; Oldham, Manchester.

What a find! A lovely cottage with everything you need for a very comfortable holiday. The perfect base for exploring Suffolk. Hope to return soon. Thank you.

Saturday 9th April 2022 21.45

The Rea family; Sidcup, Kent.

We had a great time exploring Suffolk from our warm & comfortable base. The barn had everything needed for our stay - thank you. Our favourite days out were to Orford, RSPB Minsmere & Sutton Hoo – highly recommended.

Saturday 2nd April 2022 20.30

The Cooper family; West Midlands & Worcestershire.

We’ve had a lovely stay. Very comfortable house with lots of equipment. Weather hasn’t been the best but we have enjoyed seeing Suffolk all the same.

Saturday 26th March 2022 19.15

Keith & Julie, Julia, David & Teresa; Peterborough.

Beautiful place to stay, everything we needed for the perfect holiday. I would say “Home from Home” but this is much better! The ladies who run the business are helpful but never intrusive. Will recommend to friends and family.

Saturday 19th March 2022 21.00

Penny, Fred, Ruth, Bob & our dogs; Winscombe, Somerset.

A lovely stay in a lovely place. From arrival, to sadly leaving we were made to feel very welcome and at home in the delightfully appointed Buffs Old Barn. We had great weather which helped to make the area here abouts absolutely outstanding. The layout of the Barn was so perfect for all of us. We really look forward to coming back!

Saturday 19th February 2022 19.30

Chris, Michelle & family & our dog; London.

We had a very enjoyable stay in the cottage & it had everything that we needed. It was so cosy & inviting when returning from a day out. The enclosed garden was a bonus for our dog together with the amazing views and tranquillity. Jeannie & Anne are very caring & helpful. We would love to return. Lots to do in the surrounding area which is stunning.

Saturday 12th February 2022 21.30

Bob and Ros & our dogs: Wilburton, Cambridgeshire.

A beautiful home from home. Exquisite finish in furnishings. Beautiful surroundings. Lovely hosts. The list goes on and on. We will be back very soon.

Tuesday 4th January 2022 09.00

Suzi, John, Sophie Simon, Fleur & our dogs: Wiltshire & Cambridge.

Thank you for a wonderful stay at Buffs Old Barn over the New Year. We love the Barn and all the comforts. We had a great time & especially the dogs, all thoroughly enjoying the marvelous walks & beaches. We like Suffolk more and more with each visit & will return for sure!!!

Tuesday 28th December 2021 19.00

The Smethurst Family & Poppy our dog: Wollaston, Northants.

We have had an amazing time. A very special Christmas - thank you Jeannie & Anne for making us feel so welcome in Buffs Old Barn. The house is lovely. Thank you.

Saturday 13th November 2021 09.00

The Kimberleys; Rugby Warwickshire.

Amazing place - beautiful barn with creature comforts. Sadly we had to leave early, sad to be going. Thank you for all your hard work and warm welcome.

Saturday 6th November 2021 18.00

Barbara, David, Diane and Frank:Shropshire.

All was as advertised so we enjoyed our stay. We have no adverse comments to make. We will certainly recommend your Barn to our friends.

Saturday 30th October 2021 22.00

Russell & Steadman family: East Peckham, Tonbridge

Well done Jeannie & Anne, great place, spotlessly clean, warm, home from home. Yet again you have excelled yourselves.

Saturday 23rd October 2021 18.00

Anne & Phil, Debbie & Clive; Telford, Shropshire.

Cottage beautifully cosy with new heating! Thank you both for another brilliant week!

Saturday 16th October 2021 19.30

Joan & Norman: Colwyn Bay, Jeanette & David and Daisy the dog; Norfolk.

Superb cottage. We have enjoyed our stay once again. Thank you.

Saturday 9th October 2021 21.00

Daniel, Ali & Cleo our dog: Bollington, Cheshire.

Loved all of it! Great accommodation, lovely building & fantastic hosts. Cleo loved the garden (& squirrels). All the very best for the future.

Saturday 2nd October 2021 22.30

David, Sean & our dog; Helen, John & Shera: Folkestone, Kent.

We were very happy with everything. The Barn was very clean & had everything we needed. The location is excellent - quiet, with expansive views & perfect dog walking from the door. We also loved Suffolk & all it has to offer. The bubbly was a very kind gesture. Thank you.

Saturday 25th September 2021 23.00

Janet, Glen & Steve: Wickford, Essex.

Exceptional accommodation - everything provided that you could possibly want. Complete relaxation - very disabled friendly. Simply the best place any of us have stayed in. Cannot find a fault and have already booked for next year. Thank you.

Saturday 18th September 2021 22.30

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

Our third visit to the Barn. Spotlessly clean & everything you need. Lovely walks, Dunwich, Sizewell, Thorpeness & along the coast. A truly lovely restful & peaceful week. Many thanks

Saturday 4th September 2021 19.00

Andy & George: Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire.

Had a great week here. The Barn has everything that you need. Have done lots this week:- 2 rounds of golf at Aldeburgh Golf Club, walked from Sizewell to Dunwich Heath, canoeing at Bungay, sailing with Suffolk Coast Sailing at Shotley, kayaks at Thorpeness Boating Lake &walked from Dunwich to Walberswick. Meals out at the Parrot at Aldringham & the Chequers in Friston. Both very good.

Saturday 28th August 2021 21.00

Julia, Geoff, Briony, Joel & Philippa: South Croydon.

We have had a lovely stay in this well equipped and spacious house. Would have only liked slightly warmer weather so we could have used the garden more! The area is great for walking, beaches & bird watching & we have been out sightseeing every day. We have enjoyed a good meal in the village pub & had lots of lunches & teas in various local locations. Very impressed with the cleanliness, peace & quiet of the Barn & the four toilets! Thank you.

Saturday 21st August 2021 22.00

Vicki, David, Becca, Ben & Emmett & Ruby our dog; Walton on Thames & Manchester.

Many thanks for a lovely week in Buffs Old Barn. Ruby enjoyed her walks around the fields very much! Emmett loved playing in the garden, eating lots of ice cream & fish & chips in Aldeburgh. Pity the heatwave never materialised, but we still had fun!

Saturday 14th August 2021 18.00.

Martin, Rachel and Tom: West Yorkshire.

A lovely week in a delightful cottage. The house & its surroundings are truly delightful, we'd certainly recommend to others. Thank you.

Saturday 7th August 2021 18.30.

Alice, Matt & family; London.

A very warm and efficient welcome. The barn has been very comfortable. The kitchen was especially well equipped. Thank you for a lovely week.

Saturday 31st July 2021 19.40.

Matt, Nicola, Harrison, Ray & Wendy & Buster our dog: Higham, Kent.

Beautiful holiday home. Very clean & well equipped & situated in a lovely quiet location but near all local facilities. Thank you for being so friendly and helpful & for making our stay so enjoyable X.

Saturday 24th July 2021 20.45.

John, Jenny, Christian, Helen & Toby & Piros & Jaeger our dogs: Little Whitley, Worcester.

Our second visit during these strange times & the barn is as beautiful & homely as ever for us to be all together as a family - and to bless us more the sun shone every day so we felt we were in France! Our hosts are so lovely & accommodating - just love it here! Special times :) X

Saturday 17th July 2021 20.30

The Tyler Family: Winscombe.

Just to say how much we enjoyed celebrating my husband's significant birthday with the family in your well appointed barn. We appreciated the tranquillity and your immaculate garden. Suffolk didn't disappoint and is quite different from the Mendips where we live. The wild flowers were spectacular! Thank you for enquiring about my ankle. I was too busy looking skywards and wondering at the technology of the magnificent arches at Leiston Abbey to watch my feet! It didn't stop me from enjoying the holiday though and now I have strict instructions to sit with my feet up!!

Saturday 10th July 2021 22.00

The Edwards Family: Bristol, UK.

Thank you for a wonderful stay. We have loved each day coming back to the cosy barn & its views-we even saw a deer & a huge hare in the garden! The weather has been kind so we visited a lot of beaches.The National Trust property, Ickworth is well worth a visit & we had amazing pub meals at The Queens head in Bramfield and The Parrot in Aldringham. Both recommended for good quality food & friendly service. Thank you for a fantastic Suffolk holiday, we've thoroughly enjoyed it. :)

Saturday 3rd July 2021 17.30

The Wheeler Family: Hornchurch, Essex.

Perfect! A wonderful location and a very comfortable cottage. Local Pub very good food with a warm welcome. Thank you so much..

Saturday 12th June 2021 18.00

Gerry, Derek, Kerin & Brian & our dogs: Guildford, Surrey & Middlecroft, Chester.

Wonderful comfortable holiday Barn. Absolutely superb and quite unique - met all our needs exactly. Lovely location & accommodation so well stocked. So peaceful. Thank you for your care in set up.

Saturday 5th June 2021 19.00

Laurence, Jackie, Caroline, Tom & Noah & Billy & Rosie our dogs:Stamford, Lincs.

Thank you once again for another lovely stay at your beautiful barn. It was a much needed tonic after the lock downs of the last 15months. Once again you came through with the weather, apart from the last day, we have enjoyed glorious sunshine & blue skies. Hope to see you again another year.

Saturday 29th May 2021 18.00

Janice & Tony; Faversham, Kent & Mr & Mrs Boxall; Sutton, Surrey.

We had a lovely relaxing stay in this excellent and well equipped barn.

Saturday 22nd May 2021 10.00

Rob, Ann & Susan and Beau: Bishops Stortford, Herts.

Another very relaxing stay for us all but the week goes far too quickly! Weather has not been with us this time although we did mange a couple of times in the garden. Until next time.......Thank you.

Saturday 15th May 2021 16.00

Ian and Andrea: Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

A lovely barn from which to explore Suffolk. We've had a wonderfully relaxing week. Thank you.

Saturday 1st May 2021 09.00

Belinda Elloria & our dogs: Chelmsford.

Thank you for a blissful, tranquil retreat to stay in. We have had a lovely time. We felt very welcome and appreciated the attention to detail in all the furnishings and decorations. We would want to stay here again.

Saturday 24th April 2021 19.00

Phil & Anne: Shropshire.

As fantastic as always. A welcome relief from lockdown 3. Many thanks and see you again in the Autumn!

Saturday 20th March 2021 14.00

Paul & Sue: Bury St Edmunds

Thank you for an amazing stay. The barn is fantastic, you are both fantastic. We could not have asked for more. XX

Thursday 5th November 2020 10.00

Sue, Bev, Adam & Tracey: Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. From our booking until our arrival we have been grateful for the contact & information received. Upon arrival we were so impressed by the 'walk through' explaining the layout of the house & where everything 'lived'. Obviously due to Covid times have changed, but the measures you have put in place were so reassuring. The house itself is beautiful, so comfortable & cosy. The bedding in all rooms is so pretty & the towels are plentiful. The kitchen is also so well equipped, we really had everything that we needed. We would definitely stay here again. XXXXX

Saturday 31st October 2020 14.00

Russell & Steadman Families: East Peckham, Kent

The property was spotless & very well kitted out. Our hosts were very welcoming, helpful, kind & friendly. The pumpkins carved for Halloween were a nice touch & very well done. All in all a thoroughly nice place to stay & a credit to its owners. Thank you for the pumpkin, Love Caitlin :-)

Saturday 24th October 2020 22.00

Anne, Phil & Debbie & Clive: Telford, Shropshire.

Brilliant as always! A great respite from the virus! Many thanks, A & P xx.

Our 1st visit to Suffolk & we are keen to return! Property beautifully presented. A perfect base for exploring the area. We cycled the quiet lanes & enjoyed the challenge of Thorpeness Golf Club. Everyone very friendly & welcoming, especially Jeannie & Anne. Thank you so much for a lovely week in beautiful Suffolk. D & C.

Thursday 15th October 2020 21.00

Jenny & Graham: Bonsall, Derbyshire.

We have really enjoyed our stay, wonderfully warm and very well appointed (as well as immaculately clean). Some excellent walks from the door, Thorpeness was an unexpected delight & Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings were well worth a visit. The Old Chequers in the village was very welcoming & the quality of the food superb. We hope to be back with the family at some point in the future.

Saturday 10th October 2020 20.30

Ali & Paddy & our dogs: Stony, Stratford.

A wonderfully warm welcome to a beautifully warm house. Spotless so we felt very safe from viruses! Lovely quiet location and great dog walks. Thank you!

Saturday 3rd October 2020 18.45

Phil, Carol, Tom, Jess and Arthur: Oldbrook, Milton Keynes.

We have had such a wonderful holiday despite the weather! Buffs Barn is absolutely smashing! Can't fault it at all. Love the peace & quiet. One of our trips was cancelled but we soon found something else to do. It's been an old fashioned holiday, just spending time together as a family and you can't go wrong with that. Phil had his treats, ice creams & then doughnuts- simple pleasures are the best!!

Saturday 26th September 2020 22.00

Jill & Brian: Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

Lovely and relaxing 2 weeks. Weather couldn't have been better. Barn is comfortable, well equipped and in a beautiful setting. Had some lovely meals out and walks by the sea. Would love to come again.X

Saturday 12th September 2020 19.00

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

Our second visit here, lovely place, very clean and everything you need. Very peaceful. Lots of places to visit and great walking with the dogs. Love Walberswick and Dunwich Heath. Many thanks. Would love to come back. Keep safe in these strange times.

Saturday 5th September 2020 17.30

Beverley, Paul and Pat: Esher, Surrey.

We had a wonderful stay at Buffs Old Barn. It was so comfortable and well equipped. The location was lovely being so near to Aldeburgh and Southwold. Also to sit in the garden in the sunshine was such a treat. Thank you.

Saturday 29th August 2020 19.30

The Stansfields and Bronte the dog: Redbourn, Hertfordshire.

We have had a lovely week here, our first time in Suffolk, I hope we will be back.Bronte the dog loved the walks from the house, especially to Sizewell, and we enjoyed the fish and chips from Seahawks. Loved the promenade at Aldeburgh and pizzas at Snape Maltings. We recommend the Chequers in the village for dinner. Thank you Jeannie and Anne x

Saturday 15th August 2020 17.30

Kirsty, Tim, Ollie, Theo, Bruno the dog and Family: St Albans, Hertfordshire.

We love this place, as you both know. Lovely to see you both looking so well. The barn is excellent, such a well equiped place. Super local walks. We always feel very welcome here. Thank you both so much. Hopefully see you both next year! Thank you for all the extra cleaning efforts due to this current COVID crisis too!

What a wonderful place to stay! I have enjoyed every minute! Thank you! Kirsty's mother.

Saturday 8th August 2020 18.30

Sarah and Family: Stourport - on - Seven, Worcestershire.

We all enjoyed our stay at Buffs Barn. The converted building is lovely and the setting. It is very clean and well maintained. We were very lucky to have chosen the right week for the English heatwave but if did mean we could have done with a fan for the night heat.

Saturday 1st August 2020 19.30

Rob, Kate & Sarah, Alfie Lola, Ashleigh & Ella our dog: Billericay, Essex.

We have had a lovely time staying here in your lovely barn. It's so comfortable and well equipped. Plenty of space for all of us. We enjoyed visiting Dunwich beach, Sizewell beach, Africa Alive & Pleasurewood Hills. Also plenty of walking in the local area.

Saturday 25th July 2020 18.30

John, Julie, Adam & Alice & Archie our dog: Derbyshire.

Beautiful property, a peaceful retreat in the Suffolk countryside. Well presented & equipped, a credit to the hosts who were helpful & friendly. Lovely garden & patio area for dining 'al fresco'. Highlights: visiting Aldeburgh, Southwold & Dunwich Heath. Eating SeaHawks fish & chips (Leiston) on Sizewell beach in the evening sunshine. Great food in the 'Old Chequers' & Indian take-away from Cinnamon (Leiston). Many thanks, we have loved it!! xx.

Saturday 18th July 2020 21.30

Dani, Robin, Daisy, Rhia & Stew: Manchester.

Exceptionally clean, comfortable and well located - everything well appointed. And there was a very good internet - and I got the biggest room and the garden is MASIVE it can fit 100 tigers (that I braut with me)! Daisy Aged 7 yrs.

Saturday 11th July 2020 19.00

Jenny, John, Christian, Helen & Toby & our dogs Piros & Jager: Worcester.

As first guests after Covid-19 lock down we have been so fortunate to be able to book this beautiful barn in glorious surroundings. Perfect for our family & dogs & to celebrate our 30th Wedding Aniversary. We have been made very welcome and the Barn was spotlessly clean - A lot of hard work has been involved to ensure our safety and comfort. Thank you so much.XX

Saturday 22nd 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.

Saturday 29th September 2019 22.00

Jeanette & David; Norfolk, Joan & 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.

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 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

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