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Cowshed Holidays

Walnut Tree Farm, Thorington, Southwold IP17 3QP England
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Spacious, well-appointed and characterful en-suite rooms in converted barns on owner's working farm. Independent access to each suite from large decked patio in sheltered landscaped courtyard, each suite has a large sitting room, comfortable superking or twin beds and a large wetroom with walk-in showers. Hearty breakfast using homemade and local produce, secure parking, free wifi, tea and coffee facilties. Secluded rural location, art courses also available.
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TheSampsons2013 wrote a review Oct 2015
Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom9 contributions7 helpful votes
Our 4th visit was as wonderful as ever. Walnut tree farm is only a few miles from Southwold yet so peaceful, the perfect place to relax and unwind. We stay in the suite called Nellie which is well appointed and comfortable with an enormous bed and luxury bedding. David and Viv are great hosts so welcoming and attentive yet do not intrude. Having stayed here we would not consider going elsewhere when coming to this area, our idea of perfect in every way. We left with 3 jars of honey from David's own bees to remind of our stay! The breakfasts are delicious and set you up for the whole day!
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Date of stay: June 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Nellie is the bigger suite but Hilda is brighter with it's own small terrace.
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meadowbankians wrote a review Jul 2015
Surrey11 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights as a family, renting both rooms and couldn't agree on who had the better room - both being very comfortable and spacious. David went out of his way to make us feel welcome, even spending time showing our two teenage sons his bee hives and giving them a mini lesson in bee keeping. The breakfast was beautifully cooked and extensive and set us up for the rest of the day. Have just arrived home with a bag of gooseberries Vivienne gave us as we left, looking forward to turning them into jam which will extend the memory of the wonderful break we had!
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
Michael B wrote a review Jun 2015
Cambridge, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
From the wonderfully spacious room & comfortable bed to the delicious breakfasts & welcoming spirit it's hard to fault the cowshed B&B. David & Viv have created an oasis of calm relaxation in a beautiful corner of England. And far more importantly than the opinion of the adults, our kids (9&2yrs) loved it too! What a genuine treat.
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Date of stay: June 2015
Graham P wrote a review Jun 2015
Stamford, United Kingdom62 contributions24 helpful votes
This place is truly amazing. From the moment you arrive to departing everything is just so. David the host met us and explained the rooms and gave us local information needed for our walking with friends. Both rooms excellently furnished, equipped and spotless. Breakfast was delicious and between us over the weekend we tried the entire menu and couldn't fault anything. The home produced honey and other homemade preserves added to this. Attention to detail and service was faultless. A simple walking weekend with friends made memorable. We are already looking forward to a return visit. Well done David and Viv.
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
MichaelK wrote a review Jun 2015
Torquay, United Kingdom14 contributions15 helpful votes
Our second stay in the Cowshed was just as wonderful as the first, having just spent two nights over the weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Both rooms are beautiful, this time we stayed in Nellie but previously we stayed in Hilda. The rooms are beautifully decorate, well equipped and scrupulously clean; the bed is also very comfortable. Of the two rooms it's hard to say which is the best, as they both have different positive qualities, although both are superb. Hilda has a huge bedroom area, with a smaller private lounge with a two seater settee, but it has it's own private deck/patio which has a wonderful view of the setting sun in the evening. Nellie has a larger lounge with two armchairs in addition to the settee, the bedroom is smaller but is still large (Hilda's is just especially large), also it has a larger bathroom which is disabled friendly with grab rails. Both bathrooms are wet room style. Disabled access would be easy as it's all flat apart from getting onto the shared deck, for which ramp access is provided. Also, David the host really knows how to cook bacon properly, and in fact the whole breakfast is wonderful, with lovely honey provided from their own bee hives. If you're wanting to stay in the Southward area, this is a must!
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Date of stay: June 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cowshed Holidays
Which popular attractions are close to Cowshed Holidays?
Nearby attractions include Dunwich Heath and Beach (3.9 miles), Southwold Maize Maze (4.8 miles), and Dunwich Museum (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cowshed Holidays?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Cowshed Holidays?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cowshed Holidays?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cowshed Holidays?
Conveniently located restaurants include Edwards, The Queen's Head, and Dingle Hill Tearooms.
Is Cowshed Holidays located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Thorington.
Are there any historical sites close to Cowshed Holidays?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Peter, Wenhaston (1.5 miles), Heveningham Hall (4.1 miles), and Walpole Old Chapel (3.0 miles).
Is Cowshed Holidays accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.