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Review of Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen

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Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 9 Stowmarket B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great overnight stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

Stephanie and Richard met us at the gate and welcomed us to their lovely home. We stayed in the Hayloft which was accommodation I would have loved at home. (Certainly gave me ideas for re-decorating !) We were invited to look around the lovely garden which they are trying hard to get ready for an open day of the National Garden Scheme in a couple of weeks. Despite the workload Stephanie fed us with a lovely supper and a bottle of wine before we went back to our Hayloft to relax in our fantastic accommodation. After a lovely cuppa (with fresh milk) next morning, and a wonderful shower, we took breakfast in the lovely old dining room in the farmhouse and had tasty local Suffolk smoked bacon and sausages .Stephanie and Richard had time for everybody and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. This was an overnight stay that we would really like to repeat. Everything we could have wanted was there and we will see you again next year.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Hayloft and it was superb. But I believe the three rooms in the Farmhouse are all b...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

We have spent a couple of nights of bliss it is so charming, all you could wish for. We stayed in the "hayloft" (its what reminded me of my farmhouse i used to have) hosts were fantastic. Can't recommend it enough, food was superb. We will stay again. thank you Stef and Richard.

Room Tip: quite, tranquil, no kids about! get away from it all, great.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013 via mobile

A last minute decision to take a short break to de-stress brought us to Bays Farm and must have been heaven sent! Quietly tucked away in Suffolk, Bays Farm is the most delightful place we have ever had the good fortune to find. Stephanie and Richard have thought of every comfort a guest could wish for and many you just wouldn't have thought of. The Farm is decorated and furnished to the highest standard and the service they provide beats any 5* hotel. Needless to say, we booked our next break before leaving. Rob & Debbie Broadley.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ware, UK
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

We stayed here overnight when visting a local restaurant - 745pm. What a delightful B and B. We had the smallest room (Cream) with a good bathroom and even our own Nespresso coffee maker - a first! Free wifi was another nice touch. The room however was larger than we have experienced in a well known Suffolk boutique hotel. Furnishings first class. Very friendly willing and hard working owners who have a delightful garden in which we were free to wander. Bed was turned down for us while we were out. Great breakfast next morning - better than recently experienced at a 4 star hotel. This is definitely a 5 star B and B but at a sensible price.

Room Tip: We had a peek in The Hayloft which is their largest room with a large sitting area, a full bathroom...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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289 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

An exquisite property set in picturebook gardens with two welcoming hosts and a breakfast to die for.The hayloft feature apartment is beautifully furnished and offers every home comfort somewhere to escape to on those weekends away.

Room Tip: Choose the hayloft you will not be disappointed.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

We have stayed in the Blue room as a twin several times now and it never ceases to please. Stephanie and Richard are charming hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. The beds are so comfortable you don't want to get up but you have a delicious breakfast waiting for you. The gardens are beautiful to have a stroll around and the whole place oozes an air of tranquility, perfect for getting away from the stresses of modern life. We hope to have many more visits in the future. Chris & Peter W

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Baysfarm, Owner at Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen, responded to this review, 11 April 2013
Thank you Chris and Peter - we look forward to seeing you both again later in the year. Stephanie & Richard
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

We needed a few days of peace , calm and tranquility Bays Farm hit the spot Stephanie and Richard are just so lovely nothing was too much trouble for them we stayed in the pink room and had everything we could have wanted luxury all the way . It was so relaxing and peaceful. Thankyou Stephanie and Richard we look forward to returning. Vanessa and Andy

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Baysfarm, Owner at Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen, responded to this review, 11 April 2013
Thank you for your kind words - it was a pleasure looking after you both and glad you were able to relax and recharge those batteries!
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Property: Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen
Address: Forward Green | Earl Stonham, Stowmarket IP14 5HU, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Stowmarket
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Stowmarket
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lavish restoration has turned this charming 17th-century farmhouse into a quality destination. The most recent changes have seen the addition of a separate shower in the Blue Room and an upgrade to a King Size bed in the Cream Room. A moat and 4 acres of recently re-designed gardens which open under the National Garden Scheme surround the property. The interior has a wealth of oak beams and the individually designed bedrooms are luxuriously furnished and each have en-suite facilities. The Hayloft is beautifully appointed and offers a comfortable lounge area along with its own balcony looking over the orchard. Possibly the most luxurious Shepherd Hut in the country is located in the wild flower garden and overlooks the newly landscaped moat. Why not sample the luxury of Bays Farm but with the individuality of a special shepherd hut experience. Bays Farms is very pleased to have been reviewed by our guests as the #1 5* B&B in East Anglia for the last three years (Trip Advisor 2013 - 2016). Why not come and experience a stay at Bays Farm? ... more   less 
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