Our first return for 3 years and it was great to be back for a peaceful but active Christmas break. Between our extended family (granny + 4 + 4 teenagers) we had 3 cottages. The cottages and other facilities are clean and warm and very well maintained and we appreciated the improvements since our last stay, particularly the en-suite loo/basin in the double room in Harvest Keep. We got less use out of the gym and sauna/steam room, but appreciated the pool as ever. However the boys would like to see a return of the full-sized pool table please!
I've not given the location full-marks as it is not on the beach at Southwold or somewhere as stunning - it's in the countryside just outside Halesworth and you need a car to get anywhere. However there are good walks from the farm - we did a fantastic one via the pub in Huntingfield and Heveningham Hall.
In response to other reviewers, the bossy notices are there to ensure the place is kept nice for future guests and to keep the animals safe, the litter policy has to be strict as the ducks etc are roaming around the open space - and anyway, why should you get away with dropping litter or disturbing other guests when you're on holiday?!
It's good to know the owners are on hand - Ian and Jo were able to help us out on a couple of occasions - which all helps to make a holiday run smoothly.
- Also Known As:
- Bucks Farm Holiday Cottages Halesworth, UK - Suffolk