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Baking Trial

Baking Trial

November 8th, 2017 | 0 Comments

Looking forward to our trial baking lesson with Alice from Chantilly at our Sheepyard Barn. Hopefully a service we can offer to our guests very soon…obviously we need to test it first! Alice worked as a senior patisserie chef at Rick Stein’s infamous Seafood restaurant in Rock. Her mini Christmas puds that Lesley Dolphin and I tried yesterday live ... Read More

Going Live on the Air Waves

Going Live on the Air Waves

November 7th, 2017 | 0 Comments

I am looking forward to spending some time on the “sofa” with Lesley Dolphin on BBC Suffolk from 3pm and sharing our experiences starting up a small rural business and who knows what else Lesley may ask!... Read More

Adult Swimming Lessons

Adult Swimming Lessons

November 4th, 2017 | 0 Comments

Its swimming, but not as you know it… Now at the Sheepyard Barn you can learn to swim elegantly, effortlessly and powerfully with Shaw Method swimming lessons and discover the benefits and pleasure of swimming. We are delighted to have Jess on board and I have been using her coaching myself to ensure it really ... Read More

Shortlist to Final Three in Awards

Shortlist to Final Three in Awards

October 31st, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Suffolk Escape are thrilled to have our new Sheepyard Barn shortlisted as one of the final three “Best Self Catering Properties in Suffolk & Norfolk”.   We attend an awards dinner in February, at Bury St Edmunds Cathedral, where the winner will be announced. Many thanks to the whole team involved in the project. ... Read More

Great House Restaurant Review

Great House Restaurant Review

October 18th, 2017 | 0 Comments

We get asked on a daily basis what the best places to eat are. So we thought it would be useful to offer our own restaurant review service as we try places that we think could be of interest to our guests. At the weekend we visited: The Great House Restaurant at Lavenham This, in ... Read More

Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Wood Fired Pizza Oven

October 17th, 2017 | 0 Comments

We have added a new page to our website with some top tips on using our Wood Fired Pizza Oven to take your pizza making to the next level. We also share how to make the easiest pulled pork ever…only 2mins prep time! Wood Fired Pizza Oven... Read More

Proposal with Drone Footage

Proposal with Drone Footage

October 11th, 2017 | 0 Comments

We are so delighted to have provided the venue for the proposal in this video. The boys put a lot of planning and effort into the special moment. Congratulations to you both and thank you ffor sharing. It gives some amazing drone footage of our Southwold cabin!... Read More

Sheepyard Barn Must Read Review

Sheepyard Barn Must Read Review

October 10th, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Sheepyard barn is the ultimate weekend break” My friends and I all had an absolutely wonderful time at Sheepyard barn. There were 10 adults and five children under three years in our party, and it was difficult finding somewhere to house us all for a weekend away… until we found Sheepyard barn that is! We ... Read More

Judges Visit

Judges Visit

October 10th, 2017 | 0 Comments

The judges for the “Best Self Catering Property in East Anglia” visited yesterday the new Sheepyard Barn and hopefully left suitability impressed.  We are in the final 10 and in a couple of weeks we will hear if we are in the final 3; then the winner is announced at an awards dinner in February. ... Read More

Suffolk Highlights Video

Suffolk Highlights Video

October 4th, 2017 | 0 Comments

A new video from the team at Visit Suffolk showcasing some of the highlights of Suffolk.... Read More

Sheepyard Barn Layout

Sheepyard Barn Layout

September 27th, 2017 | 0 Comments

This handy drawing shows the layout of the Sheepyard Barn. ... Read More

Sheepyard Barn Review

Sheepyard Barn Review

September 7th, 2017 | 0 Comments

Latest Trip Advisor Review on the Sheepyard Barn: “Total relaxation in peaceful surroundings” We stayed at the newly converted Sheepyard Barn the last week of August 2017 and everyone in our group had a wonderful time in this secluded part of the Suffolk countryside. Our party was a multigenerational mix of family and friends: 2 ... Read More

Win a Log Cabin Holiday

Win a Log Cabin Holiday

September 6th, 2017 | 0 Comments

Win a holiday at one of our Log Cabins, no hidden catches! I am running a half marathon for Cancer Research, just make a donation and guess my finish time to win! No catches. I have been training hard and a few ten miles runs have been completed. I have just returned from the physio ... Read More

Outstanding Escapes

Outstanding Escapes

September 5th, 2017 | 0 Comments

Huge thanks to all our super guests and the amazing team here in helping us keep our “Outstanding” recognition from Trip Advisor.  We all work very hard to ensure our guests are thoroughly enjoy their escape with us and this it eh true recognition of that effort…especially for our team who clean and turn around ... Read More

Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Conservation

August 25th, 2017 | 0 Comments

On our small family farm you will find lots of wildlife, big and small, thanks to our conservation efforts. These include planting new hedgerows, leaving grass around the edge of fields and planting these wildflowers which eventually drop their seeds for wild birds to feed on in the winter.... Read More

Sheep at Dawn

Sheep at Dawn

August 25th, 2017 | 0 Comments

A stunning morning on the farm, not a cloud in the sky. Looking forward to welcoming our new guests arriving today and showing them our beautiful farm.... Read More

Perfect and Peaceful Paradise

Perfect and Peaceful Paradise

July 27th, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our Latest Trip Advisor Review is below…thank you for taking so much time to write such a comprehensive review Joanna. “We have stayed in luxury log cabins before but this was our first visit here. On arrival we were met by Andrew who showed us around Southwold Log Cabin – it was simply stunning. The ... Read More

2018 Calendar Now Live

2018 Calendar Now Live

July 26th, 2017 | 0 Comments

We have our 2018 calendar open and now live!  You can see the rates on the calendar by selecting your dates or you can visit our Log Cabin Tariffs page and Sheepyard Barn Tariffs page.   Our Sheepyard Barn rates are slightly lower in 2018 and we have held most of our Log Cabin rates and only ... Read More

Summer Availability

Summer Availability

July 12th, 2017 | 0 Comments

Update on our last remaining dates for the summer in our adult only log cabins: Fri 11th-Mon 14th and Mon 14th-Fri 18th August. We have a few dates left for our big family barn with indoor pool, pizza oven and sunken trampoline: Fri 21st-28th July, Fri 4th-Mon 7th August. Come escape with us… see more ... Read More

Sheepyard Barn with Sawdays

Sheepyard Barn with Sawdays

June 22nd, 2017 | 0 Comments

We are delighted to have the New Sheepyard Barn partnered with the super team at Sawdays who offer accommodation at only the best properties n the UK and only after a detailed inspection by their highly experienced team. https://www.sawdays.co.uk/britain/england/suffolk/the-sheepyard-barn    ... Read More

Useful Suncream Article

Useful Suncream Article

June 22nd, 2017 | 0 Comments

This is an interesting piece for those buying suncream…it is worth a quick read. Save a few £££ plus be better protected too. Put That Suncream Down!    ... Read More

Private Chef & Spa Therapist

Private Chef & Spa Therapist

May 17th, 2017 | 0 Comments

We thought we would share some feedback on a Trip Advisor review for our private chef Stuart and mobile Spa Therapist Samantha. “We can’t fault Samantha, she gives better massages than any of the expensive spa’s that we’ve been to and at a much more reasonable price ! She was professional, friendly and made us both feel ... Read More

Sheepyard Barn Video

Sheepyard Barn Video

May 12th, 2017 | 0 Comments

We are delighted to share our new video showing the highlights of the new Sheepyard Barn.  We hope you enjoy it and our rates and live availability are all on website. Many thanks Andrew and team... Read More

Amazing Sheepyard Barn Offers

Amazing Sheepyard Barn Offers

May 8th, 2017 | 0 Comments

Now the Sheepyard Barn is fully launched we have a Special Offer: 20% off holidays taken in May and June and 15% off the rest of the year (excluding Christmas & New Year weeks) for a limited time so book soon, this is for the Sheepyard Barn only.... Read More

Sheepyard Barn Feedback

Sheepyard Barn Feedback

May 4th, 2017 | 0 Comments

Some feedback from Sheepyard Barn guests:  “Everything in the barn had been carefully thought out, with plenty of kitchen equipment, loads of cutlery and china (often in self-catering these sorts of things are limited to just cover the number of people accommodated and it was a pleasure to have more than adequate numbers of everything). ... Read More

Spring Time

Spring Time

April 30th, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spring time is definitely here on the farm now.  There are ducklings and goslings on the lake and around the farm woodland the bluebells are creating carpets of blue.    We have binoculars in the cabin and barn as well as  nature books to help you take in all that is coming to life around ... Read More

Sheepyard Barn is Open

Sheepyard Barn is Open

April 16th, 2017 | 0 Comments

We are delighted to announce that the new Sheepyard Barn is open and our first guests are enjoying a thoroughly relaxing escape. We will have more photos in a couple of weeks from our photo shoot.... Read More

Sheepyard Barn Progress March

Sheepyard Barn Progress March

March 9th, 2017 | 0 Comments

This collection of photos gives an update on progress at the new Sheepyard barn. We are on the final push to finish ready for guests in April. As we are new and not properly launched yet we have plenty of availability including the summer so do contact us andrew@suffolkescape.co.uk for more info. (The barn will ... Read More

Sheepyard Progress January

Sheepyard Progress January

January 17th, 2017 | 0 Comments

Progress is going well at the Sheepyard Barn…the tilers are half way through the big task, swimming pool room is ready for painting tomorrow then tiling the pool can be begin, painting else where is nearly finished. The huge kitchen is in and the bathroom pieces including the luxurious corian baths are ready to be ... Read More

Barn Open For Booking

Barn Open For Booking

January 1st, 2017 | 0 Comments

The all new self catering Sheepyard Barn, here at The Suffolk Escape, will be opening on the 31st March 2017. The booking calendar is now live. This unique, luxury self-catering barn is set 1 mile from the road and is the perfect setting for family holidays. It is equally ideal for a large group of ... Read More

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

January 1st, 2017 | 0 Comments

Happy new year to all from the whole Suffolk Escape Team  ... Read More

Barn Progress Painting

Barn Progress Painting

December 5th, 2016 | 0 Comments

The new barn project is progressing well. The plastering team flew through last month and we have now moved into the decorating phase. We are keeping a light and bright feel to the new modern barn section…so all the large window openings in the open-plan room frame the stunning views even better. Our next steps ... Read More

Barn Heating

Barn Heating

November 7th, 2016 | 0 Comments

The new barn project is coming along well we are fully water tight and busy plaster boarding out the inside. The plasters arrive in a fortnight. Progress is going well and we are still on schedule for Easter 2017. We will be publishing our rates next week and opening up the calendar for bookings. Over ... Read More

Wonderful Review

Wonderful Review

October 28th, 2016 | 0 Comments

“The most fantastic place for a complete break” We have just returned from a weekend break at the Suffolk Escape which was everything it promised to be and more. The location is perfect – quiet and secluded (apart from the occasional duck in the morning!) with a lovely walk accessible around the farmland. The cabins ... Read More

Sheepyard Barn Sunrise

Sheepyard Barn Sunrise

October 18th, 2016 | 0 Comments

A beautiful sunrise this morning from the new self catering barn project. The 6m of sliding doors frame it perfectly….they are triple glazed meaning these big views can be enjoyed in all weathers whilst remaining nice and warm.... Read More

Review with an Infant

Review with an Infant

September 29th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Trip Advisor Review – “Lovely” . It has excellent advice if you are thinking of coming with a toddler under 1 yr. “Really gorgeous cabin in a perfect location. Feels remote but is close to local amenities and attractions. Very well appointed cabin. Enormous and comfy bed. Modern kitchen. Huge bath and shower. Even included ... Read More

Barn Conversion Progress Video

Barn Conversion Progress Video

September 26th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here is a short video showing the progress of our barn conversion which we are doing here at the Suffolk Escape. It will offer an excellent self catering property for larger groups and families as it will take children. It will sleep 10-12 with 4 bathrooms/ensuites, large open plan living space, indoor swimming pool, hot ... Read More

2007 Calendar Open

2007 Calendar Open

August 10th, 2016 | 0 Comments

We have now uploaded our rates for 2017.  These can be found on our live availability calendar. We look forward to hopefully hosting you in 2017 for an escape…to stop, relax and unwind.... Read More

Suffolk Videos

Suffolk Videos

July 15th, 2016 | 0 Comments

You will find several short ideas here to accompany those found on or our own website which give you an idea of things to see and do on an Escape in our beautiful county. http://www.visitsuffolk.com/films/  ... Read More

Outdoor Lounge

Outdoor Lounge

July 8th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Each of our cabins has a private patio with cushioned sofas to relax on, Weber charcoal BBQ’s for a perfect chargrilled steak and a chiminea to keep you warm for an evening watching the wildlife drift by as the sun sets. With just 4 adult only cabins on a 6 acre site it really is ... Read More

Building in the Rain

Building in the Rain

June 23rd, 2016 | 0 Comments

OK so it is horrific weather, built site is nearly flooded but I like to look on the bright side…at least I can check the newly fitted gutters run properly!  ... Read More

Barn Progress – Early June

Barn Progress – Early June

June 5th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Work is going well  on the new conversion project to create a holiday barn further down on the farm.  So far we have repaired the old barn’s roof frame, fitted a new roof, made up the new window openings and repointed all the lime mortar. Next week we start digging the footings for the new element on the front ... Read More

Certificate of Excellence 2016

Certificate of Excellence 2016

May 25th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Thank you to our amazing team and guests for helping us secure our Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016. This is based on the feedback on Trip Advisor from guests who have stayed with us. We are still truly flattered and grateful to hold our perfect 100% score of 5/5 from all of our ... Read More

Repointing at the Barn

Repointing at the Barn

May 19th, 2016 | 0 Comments

At the barn project things have slowed up a bit as we having be learning a new skill…we are repointing and repairing the old brick walls with lime mortar. A slow job , raking out the old material and putting new mix in, replacing damaged bricks plus creating the new windows openings. We are excited ... Read More

5 awe-inspiring castles in Suffolk

5 awe-inspiring castles in Suffolk

May 17th, 2016 | 0 Comments

5 awe-inspiring castles in Suffolk http://www.suffolkmag.co.uk/out-about/places/5_awe_inspiring_castles_in_suffolk_1_4397904?utm_medium=email&utm_source=eshot&utm_campaign=newsletterlink  ... Read More

Why Book With Us?

Why Book With Us?

May 4th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Why should you book to stay here at The Suffolk Escape? Well here are the actual reasons our last few guests told us: “Looking for something quiet, chilled and well equipped with access to facilities (but not on top of them)” “Luxury accommodation in peaceful location” “We came here a couple of years ago. We ... Read More

The eXcellence Factor

The eXcellence Factor

April 26th, 2016 | 0 Comments

See our latest Trip Advisor review: “The eXcellence Factor” “I had really high expectations of The Suffolk Escape and each one was exceeded. The website is a truly realistic representation of what is on offer here and if you are reading this review, your mind is almost certainly made up. The lodges are in a ... Read More

New Barn Project Begins

New Barn Project Begins

April 26th, 2016 | 0 Comments

We have begun work on the new barn conversion project for the small expansion of The Suffolk Escape. We are creating a barn that will sleep up to 10 in ensuite bedrooms with open plan living space, indoor pool and lots of fantastic outdoor space…all safely tucked away on a farm a mile from the ... Read More

Beautiful, Peaceful, Special Long Weekend

Beautiful, Peaceful, Special Long Weekend

April 9th, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of our latest Trip Advisor reviews: “Amazing log cabins situated on your own lake with acres of your own farmland to wander through. Andrew and his team have through of everything to make the stay special. We had a massage in our cabin on Friday night and could have had our own chef if ... Read More

What Makes The Suffolk Escape Special

What Makes The Suffolk Escape Special

March 2nd, 2016 | 0 Comments

  These recent guests sum it up well:   Dear Andrew & Sarah, Thank you so much for our wonderful stay, we feel absolutely rejuvenated and refreshed (ready for the usual mania aka work haha). We were most pleased with our accommodation and the wonderful welcome we received and for this reason are already planning ... Read More

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