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The Suffolk Escape
Certificate of Excellence
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Can we move in?”
Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

Not much left for us to say...3rd visit and still absolutely love the place, cannot believe how easy it is to unwind here. Just to sit and do nothing but watch the ducks, birds, geese and bats in the evening..fascinating. Hot tub is extra special and was used every day more than once. The worlds most comfortable bed, could easily spend the visit just in that!

Thanks again for making us so welcome, making us so relaxed and making going home a real effort.

We will see you again soon, thank you.

Dan and Mel.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Andrew B, Owner at The Suffolk Escape, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Dear Dan and Mel,
Thank you for review and we are so pleased you enjoyed it again so much! I am glad you enjoyed the wildlife, as the site is maturing the wildlife is growing and growing. We are hoping the wildflower meadow will do well this year and we will leave lot of tall grasses to hopefully encourage the majestic barn owl back hunting again.
Thank you again for the wonderful review and for booking your holiday with us again it is greatly appreciated,
Warm regards
Andrew and the whole team.
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Three signs of a true escape are when you feel a million miles from home, can't remember what day it is & never want to leave & the space that Andrew & Sarah have created in the lovely suffolk countryside does exactly those things...

Simple yet sumptuous & stylish, the homely & personal touches shine through. We arrived to the family farm, welcomed by Andrew who directed us down to our cabin. We pulled up & soon discovered Aldeburgh was all we'd hoped for & more!

Andrew joined us a bit later to give us the guided your & to explain how to use the appliances & hot tub etc. The informal, warm nature of his welcome is something you rarely find these days.

The luxury speaks for itself- the hot tub, the bath, bed, furnishings, audio & tv systems & the lovely, well thought out kitchen complete with homemade chocolate cake & pastries. However it takes much more than that to make a place feel idyllic & relaxing. You can sense the care that has been put in & the atmosphere that Andrew & Sarah have wanted to create & have done so perfectly. A more than comprehensive guide folder shows they have thought of everything.

We had sunshine & showers but enjoyed every part of cabin living from the lovely aroma of the timbers to the rain pattering on the deck & watching the lake change throughout with it's 25 new ducklings!! Spotted on our walks from the farm were deer, barn owl, bats, Canadian geese, countless varieties of butterflies, birds & the farm's own black pigs who were very pleased to see us with scraps!

We will definately be spreading the Suffolk Escape Love & will be back :)

Liz & Helen (birthday) Boatman

  • Stayed April 2014
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Andrew B, Owner at The Suffolk Escape, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Liz and Helen, thank you so very much for such an incredible review, I am sure many, many, people will fid that very useful! I am so pleased the atmosphere we tried to create has been carried through and you found it so relaxing and that everything you could need was there for you. The goslings and ducklings are doing well, the latter that are still around are getting very tame, in fact some guests had them in their hand feeding them! Thank you for spreading the word it really helps a new small business likes us! Hopefully we will see you again one day again soon.
Sorry for the delay in responding but the new baby and lambing has kept us rather busy!
Thank you again for the wonderful review and for booking your holiday with us it is greatly appreciated,
Warm regards
Andrew and the whole team.
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Second time visit. Amazing as the first. This time with my sister and her boyfriend. This place is so relaxing. It's become home from home. We love this place and will be back again and again. Can't wait. Congratulations to Andrew for his new bundle of joy! See you soon Paz & Davinder

  • Stayed April 2014
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Andrew B, Owner at The Suffolk Escape, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review, it was great to see you both again and thank you for the congratulations for the arrival of William...sorry for the delay in responding but he and lambing have kept us busy! Look forward to seeing you again one day...perhaps a nice summer escape!
Thank you again for booking with us and your feedback,
Warm regards
Andrew & the whole team.
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This is the second time we have stayed and it was even better than the first time! We cannot rate this place highly enough.

From your arrival, with a welcome cake ready for your afternoon tea, you immediately know that you are going to have a very good and relaxing stay. The cabins are well set apart, so are very private, the hot tub is great and very spacious for two - as is the bath!! The accommodation is superbly put together and the kitchens are fully equipt with everything you could need.

We love the self catering element and thoroughly enjoyed going all out on the 'bring your own'. The pace of life stops and all your cares are left well and truly elsewhere. This is a fantastically romantic break for those who love sharing time and space together.

Thank you Andrew and everyone there for providing such and wonderful place to come and unwind. We will be sure to return!

Room Tip: Any! The cabins are all great.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Andrew B, Owner at The Suffolk Escape, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Wow..we managed to beat the first visit..always a challenge...so great news! It means we are keeping our service levels and attention to detail as high as ever, I will pass this onto the team!

"The pace of life stops and all your cares are left well and truly elsewhere" Well that is fantastic to read...that was one of the objectives I wanted to achieve in creating this business! Yay!!

Thanks for coming to stay again and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back once again one day soon.
Warm regards
Andrew and the team.
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Just had a wonderful Easter break with friends at the Suffolk Escape. We stayed in the Aldburgh cabin and just wanted to say the cabin was fab and had everything you could ask for. Thanks to Andrew and Sarah for the welcome pack, the chocolate cake and pastries went down a treat.
Did a lovely walk on Sunday around the farm and past the golf club. Takes about 1 hour and is approx. 3 miles. Well worth the walk on a sunny Sunday morning and build an appetite for brunch. Liked the idea that its adults only (no screaming kids or footballs being kicked about everywhere) and was very peaceful.
Beds and pillows are to die for, they are so comfortable (best I've ever slept in, including my own bed).
Hot tub was great and even better with a glass of bubbles :-)
Definitely worth a visit.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Andrew B, Owner at The Suffolk Escape, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Thank you very much for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much and that you even found the energy to go for a good long walk around the farm. It is a nice quiet route and does help work up an appetite for the next feast! I am glad you found the beds so comfy, we spent extra than planned on the mattresses and it certainly seems from the guest feedback it was a well worthwhile investment.
We look forward to hopefully welcoming you again one day soon.
Warm regards
Andrew and the team.
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We have just had an amazing weekend break at the Suffolk Escape, the owners have put a lot of thought into these cabins, as they are well appointed and you want for nothing.

Andrew and his team are very friendly and go out their way to make your stay as perfect as possible.

The Victoria sponge was lovely, such a nice thought, lovely with a cuppa on arrival!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Andrew B, Owner at The Suffolk Escape, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Thank you very much for your review Richard we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us so much. I will pass on the complements about the cake to my baker (sister) and I glad it went down well!
We look forward to hopefully looking after you again one day soon.
Warm regards
Andrew and the team.
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

We have just returned from a short break at Suffolk Escape. All the reviews here are completely right - this place is amazing!

The cabin is large, and smells and looks new. It's sparkling clean, and the owners have thought of almost everything that you could possibly need. We were delighted to find binoculars, a pack of cards, a guidebook for Suffolk ... even a pen and two postcards ready to send including stamps! We really appreciated the numerous extra touches, which make this place a cut above.

We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet, and the luxurious surroundings. We are very jealous of the lovely large bathroom and the quality of the fixtures and fittings. The kitchen is fitted out to a very high standard with every pot, pan and utensil that you could possibly need. Even tablets for the dishwasher and washing machine are provided which we were really impressed by.

We enjoyed trying out the woodburning stove (thanks for the lesson Andrew!).

Obviously the highlight is the hot tub - wonderful!

If we visit here again, which is a distinct possibility, we would bring our own robes because the ones supplied did not fit short fat lady and tall skinny gent! Also - don't forget your slippers!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Andrew B, Owner at The Suffolk Escape, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Hi and thank you for your fab review! It sounds like all the little touches worked for you and I am glad you even found the playing cards! We look forward to hopefully welcoming you again one day. Warm regards
Andrew and the team.
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Property: The Suffolk Escape
Address: Northlands Farm Priory Road | Northlands Farm, Hintlesham, Babergh District IP8 3NX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Babergh District > Hintlesham
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Hintlesham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our idyllic rural retreat in the heart of Suffolk offers peaceful escapes in 4 luxury 2-bedroom log cabins with woodstoves plus hot tubs on the edge of a lake. The cabins are finished to the highest standards including luxury ensuites, outdoor dining pontoon and LED TV’s. Our adult only cabins appeal to couples on romantic escapes and groups of friends wishing to catch up. If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing break then The Suffolk Escape will be perfect for you. ... more   less 
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The Suffolk Escape Hintlesham, Ipswich

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