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Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 8 Stowmarket B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Luton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely short stay”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We got a lovely warm welcome on arrival, tea and biscuits served in the garden and the invite to feel free to look around the rest of the gardens at our leisure. Our room was a little gem that could not be faulted and the bedding so soft and luxurious we completely relaxed. The breakfast was delicious and all our needs were taken care of. Fantastic hosts, 2 nights were not long enough!

Room Tip: The Cream room was very reasonably priced for a peaceful luxurious stay.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jackie N
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Baysfarm, Owner at Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We have done a lot of work on getting our bedding right for guests and from your comments you have confirmed that our efforts are not in vain. We hope to see you again.
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Durham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

My wife and I stayed for a couple of nights over Easter.It was fantastic.The food,the location,the rooms,the breakfast and most of all the great hosts made it a memorable stay.
it really exceeded our expectations and we would echo all the comments made by other visitors.
If you are in the area and looking for somewhere to say,then look no further.

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Baysfarm, Owner at Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Thank you for your comments and your kind words. It is helpful for new guests when our visitors to Bays Farm write a review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the beautiful county of Suffolk and that we were able to make it so pleasurable.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

A fantastic, quality place to stay. The accommodation was luxurious, all quality fittings, wonderful soft sheets and comfy bed. Huge bathroom with enormous shower and bath and lovely toiletries. Breakfast was delicious, very tasty fresh fruit, cooked breakfast with quality ingredients and served in a lovely room with old beams. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. The setting is conveniently located not far from Stowmarket station but deep into the countryside so that all you can hear in the mornings is birdsong. We could have spent the whole weekend just in our wonderful room and on the little balcony. Would definitely recommend the Hayloft!

Room Tip: The hayloft is fantastic - little balcony to sit and have a drink on
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Baysfarm, Owner at Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Thank you for your review - the glorious weather we are having at the moment lends itself to sitting outside and and our Hayloft balcony, overlooking the blossoming orchard, is stunning at this time of year!
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

We found Bays Farm on tripadvisors and chose it because of the excellent reviews it had received. It certainly lived up to our expectations. We stayed in the Hayloft and found the furnishings, fittings and accessories all to be of good quality and of a high standard. The bed was very comfortable with cotton sheets and down filled quilt and pillows, lovely and cosy. The bathroom was immaculate with a walk in shower and a bath, there were even bathrobes provided.
It is situated in the quiet countryside which is one of the reasons we chose it, you can walk to the local pub the shepherd and dog which provides a warm welcome and excellent food.

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Baysfarm, Owner at Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are very pleased we lived up to your expectation and glad you enjoyed the down filled bedding which is our standard. Of course, for guests who prefer hypo-allergenic bedding there is always the option of our new non allergenic toppers, duvets and pillows. As you say the Shepherd and Dog is an easy walk and provides a warm welcome and excellent food.
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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Loved the area and the b and b. Gardens surround were lovely and w good selection of Spring flowers. Breakfast was great, had a choice of fruits, jams toast etc followed by something warm. I went for the full english and my girlfriend the smokled salmon, both were great. Furnishing throughout was to a high quality. Recommended for sure.

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Baysfarm, Owner at Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
So pleased you both enjoyed our breakfast and that you loved our beautiful county of Suffolk.
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

No detail is overlooked and nothing is too much trouble in this beautiful, charming and very friendly B & B in rural Suffolk. Breakfast is the best I have had and the evening meals gorgeous. I have already recommended it to friends and booked more dates for myself.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Baysfarm, Owner at Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Thanks so much for recommendations - looking forward to seeing you back at Bays Farm next month. We are working on new additions to our evening farmhouse supper menu which we are aiming to have available by the time you come.
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Quite simply a very high quality b and b experience in a gorgeous Suffolk farmhouse (with attractive gardens). Bays Farm offers very high standards of service and comfort with the hosts providing a most friendly welcome.

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Baysfarm, Owner at Bays Farm Country B&B and Kitchen, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Brian, thank you very much for your review. We are really pleased that you were comfortable at Bays Farm and enjoyed the gardens. We had our first garden group of 33 visitors today and the sun shone!
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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 8 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 four years (Trip Advisor 2013 - 2017). Why not come and experience a stay at Bays Farm? Please note we no longer serve supper on Saturday evenings as all local eateries are open for business. Very occasionally we have to close the kitchen on other evenings. ... more   less 
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