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Guest Feedback

Here is some feedback we have received from previous guests:

Here are three guest’s comments but you will also see more feedback on The Suffolk Escape at Trip Advisor.

Keith & Anne

“We booked a long weekend to celebrate a 70th birthday and needed somewhere three generations of our family, 10 of us and two dogs, could be together. To be honest we were a little apprehensive being one of the first groups of clients to stay at the barn so close to completion date but as soon as each of us arrived we were just blown away by how beautiful Sheepyard Barn is. Fixtures and fittings are immaculate and clearly top quality.

We loved the sense of space even when all 10 of us and the dogs were in the building. We had planned our weekend before arriving to ensure that we enjoyed all the facilities offered. Friday night using the pizza oven was great fun. One of us had prepared the dough and the evening was spent experimenting with lots of different topping combinations. My son who does not eat cheese had never eaten pizza before. Because he could leave the cheese off, he is now a pizza loving convert. The oven was such a hit my youngest daughter and son in law have now bought and installed in their garden. Sunday was our chill out day with a BBQ.  According to our preferences we all walked, cycled or ran around the farm

Everything in the barn had been carefully thought out, with plenty of kitchen equipment, loads of cutlery and china.  The flowers, homemade cake, the croissants, eggs etc were a really nice touch and much appreciated.  The dogs loved their biscuits on arrival. We all said how comfortable the beds are with cosy linen and duvets. Everyone enjoyed the swimming pool – the children and two of the adults who are both keen swimmers absolutely loved it and the found the Fastlane really good. Should they ever get fed up with swimming and the hot tub.

We were lucky with the weather during our stay but if it had not been so good and you ever got fed up with the swimming pool and hot tub you had covered everything to keep a family entertained by providing all the games, dvds etc. The trampoline was a pleasant surprise.”


David and Annette

“The welcome pack and Andrew’s beaming smile set the tone for a thoroughly relaxing week in the middle of farmland seclusion. Or rather it was relaxing once our weekend visitors, (our children and their children), had left. The weekend was one long party in the swimming pool, hot tub and trampoline with plenty of food and drink courtesy of two ovens, gas hobs and large fridges and freezer. Saturday night was “Pizza night” with the kids all enjoying making their own and “Grandad” having a fabulous time cooking them in the easy to use outdoor Pizza Oven. The Pizza Oven was relatively straight forward to use, particularly with Andrew’s instructions and everything was at hand to create the perfect wood fired crust.  An ideal centre point for a family or party event. It was a shame that the wind was too strong to sit outside so it was a lonely experience for the cook!!! The Barn is extremely well appointed and it would be difficult to find fault with anything. Plus points are the en suite facilities, private pool and hot tubs, open plan kitchen and living area, unobstructed views over the landscape.”


Gary Duggan

“We rented the Suffolk Escape’s new Sheepyard Barn for a large family weekend covering 4 generations and it was perfect.  The building was superb, fitted out to five star quality and the facilities second to none we have rented.  The swim machine in the pool was very popular with a bit of competition amongst the sporty ones.

The great addition was the Pizza oven.  We fed 12 one evening and it was a great ‘activity’ with all involved, all the accoutrements made this evening a great success. Again helped by the host Andrew to make a new pizza chef; an expert. Great oven and addition to the barn. The hot tub and patio areas were fabulous with the total serenity of this location a great hit amongst all of us.

Top marks also to the host who could not have been more helpful and welcoming.”


Karen & James

“We have been regular visitors to The Suffolk Escape for the past 3 years and have watched the involvement from a working barn to a high specification finished project and were eagerly anticipating our first holiday in Sheepyard Barn and we were not disappointed.

The barn is a masterpiece of creation on the scale of Grand Designs. Every detail has been thoroughly thought through to encompass all age groups and abilities for a relaxing break or holiday. Sheepyard Barn has been built to maximise the spectacular views over the Northlands Farm land and Suffolk Countryside.

We were overawed by the attention to detail and the thoughtful touches for our Easter holiday, the welcome pack including eggs from the farm and the chocolate variety.  We swam in the pool, sat in the hot tub admiring the view and caught up with our DVD’s until we felt we had to venture out to enjoy some of the attractions this part of Suffolk has to offer.

If you are looking for a relaxing holiday or a family get together, do not hesitate, Andrew and his team would gladly accommodate all of your requirements.  We are looking forward to returning very soon.”

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