Visiting and staying in Suffolk offers many choices and for those looking to escape to a beautiful barn or country cottage, I can thoroughly recommend Woodfarm Barns in mid-Suffolk. A genuinely independent and idyllic micro hamlet, set just outside the village of Stonham Aspal, lovingly designed, built and maintained by Carl Scott. Stonham Aspal is around a 40 minute drive to the Suffolk Heritage coast and Aldeburgh. And if you rightly believe that you see from a car what a dog sees from a ditch, Carl has an array of bikes to help you explore this wonderful part of the county. Oh and they are dog lovers, if not ditch enthusiasts too! Call Carl for visiting and staying in Suffolk: 07810 371218 (mobile) or 01449 710032 (landline). For those unfamiliar with Suffolk clear here.
These Shepherds Huts and together with a cottage are actually just beyond the north Suffolk border and into Norfolk. The River Waveney, that marks the border, is less than a mile away and well placed for visiting and staying in Suffolk. And ‘Toft Monks’ itself, is a small village (with local pub) set in remarkably hilly countryside, for this mainly flat county. Close to a local wedding venue, Beccles, the Broads National Park and local fishing lakes. Bungay, Lowestoft, Southwold, Loddon, Halesworth, Harleston, Great Yarmouth and the North Norfolk coast (incluidng seals) are all within easy reach. Also, well-placed for walking and cycling and a map with suggested routes is available on request. There is a cycle hire faciity a short drive away. The location is lovingly curated by Angela and Hugh, who’s home and land the accommodation sits on. Bookings can be made through ‘airbnb‘. You will find the huts are well-insulated, cosy with a made-up double bed, all with hot water bottles for your arrival. All together a unique place to stay and visit set on the Norfolk/Suffolk border!