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Last Minute Special Offer on a Christmas Log Cabin

Last Minute Special Offer on a Christmas Log Cabin

December 3rd, 2018 | 0 Comments

Due to friends that stay with us every Christmas sadly having to move their annual visit to the summer we now have our popular ‘Southwold’ log cabin available from Friday 21st Dec to Fri 28th Dec which we’re offering to you with a special last minute £200 off!  For one bedroom use – now £1,099 ... Read More

How to use our Wood Fired Pizza Oven

How to use our Wood Fired Pizza Oven

November 26th, 2018 | 0 Comments

We’re very proud of the wood fired pizza oven at our Sheepyard Barn and encourage all who stay at the barn to have a go at making their own pizzas and cooking them in the oven. It’s a really fun activity that all generations enjoy whether involved in the dough making, adding toppings, the 2 ... Read More

Cosy Cabin Winter Escape

Cosy Cabin Winter Escape

November 1st, 2018 | 0 Comments

Whether you love the winter or not, our log cabins here at The Suffolk Escape offer the perfect hideaway or the ideal base to explore and embrace the chillier season. Our Scandinavian-inspired log cabins really do come into their own when the days get shorter and the weather turns. In the two-bedroom lodges set over ... Read More

Rural Business Awards – Runner Up for The Suffolk Escape

Rural Business Awards – Runner Up for The Suffolk Escape

October 30th, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thursday 25th October saw the first ever East region ceremony of the Rural Business Awards where we waited with bated breath to find out if The Suffolk Escape would be crowned Best Rural Tourism Business. We were shortlisted to a small group of five rural businesses that had made bringing tourism to their local economy ... Read More

Special Mid Week Cosy Cabin Winter Offer

Special Mid Week Cosy Cabin Winter Offer

October 30th, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Summer may be all well and good but the Autumn with the dramatic change in season it brings, the striking colours it reveals to us and the crisp start to the day, really is a time to be appreciative of our beautiful country. Whether its the leaves (so many leaves!), making crumbles, the conkers, ... Read More

Sept Weekend Offer

Sept Weekend Offer

September 25th, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last minute log cabin offer plus complimentary bottle of champagne and box of chocolates! We have two log cabins available for a 3 night stay from 28th Sept to 1st Oct 2018. Now £549 (was £610) for 2 guests Now £607 (was £675) for 4 guests Enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne and box of ... Read More

Escape with a Log Fire

Escape with a Log Fire

September 21st, 2018 | 0 Comments

Book you autumn escape now then plan what books and games to bring to enjoy by the cosy log fire in our traditional Scandinavian log cabins.... Read More

The ultimate cinema experience – just 15mins away!

The ultimate cinema experience – just 15mins away!

September 13th, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you have a holiday booked here at The Suffolk Escape at some point during the rest of the year and are looking for an activity for a cooler or rainy day, we suggest giving yourself a few hours out to go to the cinema, top and/or tailed with a little food indulgence. Nestled in ... Read More

Rural Business Awards Finalist

Rural Business Awards Finalist

September 13th, 2018 | 0 Comments

We’re delighted to announce we’ve been shortlisted as a finalist in the Rural Business Awards, in partnership with Amazon, in the Best Rural Tourism Business category for the East region. The ceremony takes place in October at Ipswich’s Trinity Park when we will find out whether we’ve been successful in achieving this award…which of course ... Read More

Make it a memorable New Year in a log cabin

Make it a memorable New Year in a log cabin

September 13th, 2018 | 0 Comments

Each season offers a whole new experience here at The Suffolk Escape and guests – particularly those who visit us at varying times throughout the year – will often say how they feel it’s a special place and a unique experience whenever they visit, no matter how many times they’ve been before. But there really ... Read More

Our first ever guest interview on film!

Our first ever guest interview on film!

September 13th, 2018 | 0 Comments

We believe there is nothing quite like hearing from other people when considering booking self catering holiday accommodation. You want to know the images really are what you’ll find when you arrive, that the service will at the very least meet your expectations and that the area or site offers what you would like. Ultimately, ... Read More

When Andrew met The Fish Box!

When Andrew met The Fish Box!

September 13th, 2018 | 0 Comments

We’re often asked by guests where to buy good quality, local produce or where is good to visit or shop. We love sharing our local knowledge and recommendations – all personally experienced by ourselves – so thought we’d introduce our local fish van, The Fish Box from Woodbridge, based 5 minutes away in the market ... Read More

Hear it from the children…

Hear it from the children…

August 31st, 2018 | 0 Comments

We love hearing from our guests – whether it’s getting feedback on places they’ve visited, recommendations for new venues/activities/eateries to share with other guests or simply listening to the wonderful experiences they’ve had while holidaying in Suffolk. It brings a smile to our face and helps us make experiences for future guests even more fulfilling. ... Read More

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

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