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The Telegraphs guide to the best Suffolk experiences

The Telegraphs guide to the best Suffolk experiences

August 9th, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here at The Suffolk Escape we strive to provide a setting that enables guests to stop, relax and unwind. A place where guests can enjoy the tranquility of our log cabins and the Sheepyard Barn or make the most of the luxury accommodation and facilities, particularly the hot tubs and the Sheepyard Barn’s indoor swimming ... Read More

Guests Feedback Message

Guests Feedback Message

July 26th, 2018 | 0 Comments

We love when we receive emails like this, it really motivates the whole team:   “I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at your lodge at the weekend. Your lodges are definitely up there with the most amazing locations we have stayed at before, your ... Read More

Stop . Relax . Unwind . Rebrand

Stop . Relax . Unwind . Rebrand

July 13th, 2018 | 0 Comments

When our guests arrive and we ask them their plans they tell us, time after time, that they just really need to “Stop, Relax and Unwind” and do nothing. We hear it so often, it is a clear sign of the fast pace of life, the 24/7 demand on our time (not helped by mobile ... Read More

Calling all photographers!

Calling all photographers!

June 14th, 2018 | 0 Comments

We are excited to announce our photography competition for 2018 is now open! Now in it’s fourth year, our popular photography competition is back and open* to all guests who have stayed with us this year or those who are due to visit before the end of December. Send us your best shots from a ... Read More

We did it!! Our Sheepyard Barn is the winner of the national ‘Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year’ award!

We did it!! Our Sheepyard Barn is the winner of the national ‘Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year’ award!

April 23rd, 2018 | 0 Comments

We have just returned from the prestigious national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018 awards ceremony at the Bath Assembly Rooms in Bath where we were awarded GOLD for Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year. We are absolutely over the moon! It was a spectacular event with the best of the best in the tourism industry – ... Read More

Meet our new lambs

Meet our new lambs

April 16th, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our splendid Suffolk Sheep have now finished lambing and we’ve welcomed 19 lambs to our farm. All are healthy, growing and enjoying the grass out in the meadow. Meet our new born lambs here at The Suffolk Escape in our latest short blog video.... Read More

Suffolk Tourism Awards Dinner Video

Suffolk Tourism Awards Dinner Video

April 12th, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Norfolk & Suffolk Awards 2018 video where The Suffolk Escape won Best Self Catering Property. Bury St Edmunds Cathedral made a truly incredible venue with excellent food from Milsom Hotels & Restaurants.... Read More

Fine Dining Recommendation

Fine Dining Recommendation

April 3rd, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you are coming to escape with us and want a restaurant for a special occasion we can highly recommend The Great House Hotel & Restaurant at Lavenham. Superb food, wine and service that is second to none in the area.  Lavenham is approx. 25mins from The Suffolk Escape and taxis are easy to arrange so you ... Read More

Press coverage for the Sheepyard Barn

Press coverage for the Sheepyard Barn

March 29th, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our Sheepyard Barn is in the local press regarding our exciting shortlisting as a finalist for Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018. Read the full news story on the East Anglian Daily Times newspaper website.... Read More

Easter Fun Activities

Easter Fun Activities

March 28th, 2018 | 0 Comments

14 OF THE BEST FAMILY-FUN ACTIVITIES THIS EASTER Easter is a special time of the year, signalling better weather and an abundance of colour, and above all, a welcome opportunity to spend quality time with the family! Although a religious holiday, it brings with it an element of magic with Easter egg hunts, den building ... Read More

The Sheepyard Barn is a national finalist!

The Sheepyard Barn is a national finalist!

March 22nd, 2018 | 0 Comments

We are delighted to announce our Sheepyard Barn has been shortlisted as one of three finalists for Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018. We couldn’t be more thrilled! With nearly 350 applicants across 18 categories competing for this significant accolade in English tourism, competition has been ... Read More

Changeover Day Insight

Changeover Day Insight

March 20th, 2018 | 0 Comments

We thought we would share what we get up to on a changeover day here at The Suffolk Escape. Hopefully it gives you an honest insight into our business and the team. Apologies for the wind noise but there was an arctic blast coming through and please be kind as it is the first video ... Read More

Sheepyard Barn Guest Feedback

Sheepyard Barn Guest Feedback

March 18th, 2018 | 0 Comments

New Sheepyard Barn Guest’s Feedback: Fantastic! I enjoyed every moment of my 50th birthday weekend! My wife had booked in a wine tasting evening for my birthday. I’m not a wine snob and i hadn’t do this sort of thing before but me and my close friends thoroughly enjoyed it. The guy was called graham ... Read More

In The Press

In The Press

March 7th, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Suffolk Escape is in the press again…this time featuring a bit of background to the business and it includes a video of Andrew talking about starting the business ..apologies if he does not look excited…it had been a busy day! http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/holiday-homes-business-the-suffolk-escape-breathes-new-life-into-andrew-bryce-s-suffolk-farm-1-5424149... Read More

Clear The Way As Guests Are Coming

Clear The Way As Guests Are Coming

March 2nd, 2018 | 0 Comments

We are determined to keep the road open for our neighbours and guests to be able to get in and out…even when idiots decide to take on a big snow drift in a small car and NO towing eye/point to get them dragged out with. The only options is to give them a little push…. ... Read More

Puppy on the Way

Puppy on the Way

February 8th, 2018 | 0 Comments

We are looking forward to welcoming one of these Fox Red Labrador puppies into the team in a few weeks!  ... Read More

Entertaining Children

Entertaining Children

February 6th, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you are staying at our Sheepyard Barn with children there is lots to occupy them onsite here. There is an indoor swimming pool, sunken trampoline, games room with table football, games consul, board games and there are lots of farm walks right on your door step.   If you need ideas of what to ... Read More

Tourism Awards Dinner

Tourism Awards Dinner

January 31st, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fingers crossed for 8 days time when we attended the glitzy awards ceremony at Bury St Edmunds Cathedral and find out if our Sheepyard Barn is the best property in Suffolk & Norfolk!!!... Read More

Exciting County of Suffolk

Exciting County of Suffolk

January 22nd, 2018 | 0 Comments

See what exciting experiences Suffolk has to offer…  ... Read More

Chickens Busy Laying Eggs

Chickens Busy Laying Eggs

January 18th, 2018 | 0 Comments

What a blustery morning but our chickens still managed to lay their eggs ready for our guests arriving tomorrow.  We like to try and give our guests some of our fresh free range eggs if the “ladies” have laid enough.... Read More

Sheepyard Barn Private and Remote

Sheepyard Barn Private and Remote

January 15th, 2018 | 0 Comments

The new Sheepyard Barn is perfect spot for a get together for friends or family who wish for some privacy. It is about a mile off the road, no neighbours and there is plenty to do onsite to save you going anywhere…just get here and relax.... Read More

Review of the Sheepyard Barn

Review of the Sheepyard Barn

January 12th, 2018 | 0 Comments

Trip Advisor Review: As a mixed group of 25-35yr olds, we had a brilliant stay at The Suffolk Escape, the barn is absolutely beautiful and really well-equipped with everything you need for a fun and relaxing break. The barn is finished to such a high spec and it is actually even better than it looks ... Read More

Get Hygge at The Suffolk Escape

Get Hygge at The Suffolk Escape

January 11th, 2018 | 0 Comments

We love a bit of Hygge (the Danish way to live well) here at The Suffolk Escape, so to help our guests “Stop, Relax & Unwind” we are putting a copy of this great book in all our properties.  Hopefully it will help them introduce some Hygge into their lives when they get home too…I ... Read More

Visit Suffolk Tips

Visit Suffolk Tips

January 4th, 2018 | 0 Comments

In need of ideas why and where to visit in Suffolk…then check out these tips from the Visit Suffolk Tourism team. Happy holiday planning! https://www.visitsuffolk.com/enewsletters/Dec17consumer_bestplacestovisitin2018/enewsletter.htm... Read More

Happy New “Active” Year

Happy New “Active” Year

December 31st, 2017 | 0 Comments

Happy New to all! We wish you all a wonderful 2018 and look forward to seeing many of you one day soon. After all the indulgences of the festive period a stay at our Sheepyard Barn can help shift some of those spare pounds. Head out cycling through our beautiful county, enjoy our rolling landscape ... Read More

Easy Pulled Pork

Easy Pulled Pork

December 27th, 2017 | 0 Comments

Merry Christmas to all! After all that turkey we thought we would tempt you onto pork. Here is some delicious slow cooked pulled pork made by our guests in the Sheepyard Barn’s pizza oven. It is very easy, after you have cooked your pizzas for supper just slide in a shoulder of pork with apple ... Read More

Snow Falls

Snow Falls

December 10th, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today’s snow has really made our chunky Scandinavian cabins look like the perfect place to be….with their roaring log fires going.... Read More

Logs in Store

Logs in Store

November 30th, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wood, wood, wood everywhere! We have been hard at work on the farm, cutting, splitting and storing logs…and we need a lot! Our log cabins all have wood burning stoves (as well as central heating) to keep them cosy in chilly weather like this. Do not worry if you have not used one before, we ... Read More

November 23rd, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fingers crossed….we find out in February 2018.... Read More

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

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

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