Woodfarm Barns blog spot on the Suffolk Tourist Guide
Suffolk from the coal-face
February 2015This blogspot is written by our client, Carl owner of holiday cottages at Woodfarm Barns, who is happy to share his experiences and those of his guests with us to provide 'a view from the coalface'. Let us know what else you'd like to hear about
"Having welcomed visitors to Suffolk for many years to Woodfarm Barns, I’m lucky enough to share anecdotes with and get tip-offs from, guests coming to see what our beautiful county has to offer.
The aim of my blog spot is to share some of the information from the ‘coal-face’ as I see trends as to what our guests are up to week in, week out. I’ll also aim to try and bring some of the less well-known gems that our visitors enjoy and shout about
Perhaps the best place to start is the one closest to me and that’s Crowfield Church.
This is one of the last remaining timber-framed Churches in Suffolk and such a popular find with so many people. It’s a pretty awe-inspiring sight and is surrounded by lovely open fields, with public footpaths going from the Church, across the fields beyond. Right next to it is a moat surrounding a neighbouring parcel of land so there’s always a great selection of wild birds watching you! Take a stroll
If you fancy a nice walk down from the Church, it’s about 2 miles or so down the lane to Coddenham
, where you can grab a coffee or some deli treats at the Coddenham Store
From Coddenham there is a great little stroll called the Broom Hill Short Walk
. This is a fabulous community project that is a completely unspoilt but nonetheless well kept foothpath from the village, through a beautiful woodland and down a steep incline coming out at Hemingstone Hall (private house) Culture vultures
To the North of us just outside Debenham
sits the breath-taking Crows Hall, which although a private home, they do open their fabulous barn (the longest in Suffolk!) for their own opera and jazz events throughout the year. We have superb feedback from guests for these events Dog-friendly Suffolk
The dog-loving market is such a huge part of our business and Suffolk caters for pooches really well. Obviously lots of dogs get treated to their daily stroll around Crowfield Church and the Broom Hill Short Walk above but one thing so many people hunt down is dog-friendly pubs
Another popular and regularly visited and raved about dog-friendly pub is the Plough & Sail at Snape
. Taken over by the Burnside brothers in 2012 it seems to be getting more and more popular and is a firm favourite with our guests. They have a superb menu, with chef Oliver using fresh, seasonal produce and twin brother Alex running front of house, ensuring that customers get a warm welcome and a great selection of wines and beers. They have a cosy bar area where you are welcome to dine with your dog and a more formal, yet still relaxed restaurant. Ideally situated for attending one of the many concerts held at Snape Maltings
concert hall.By Carl Scott, owner of Woodfarm Barns, seven Gold Award-winning luxury holiday cottages in the heart of the rural Suffolk Countryside. Self-catering and dog-friendly, all with the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
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