Top 10 Farm Stays In Suffolk, UK - Updated 2024

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The charming county of Suffolk, with agricultural roots dating back to the 18th century, is an idyllic escapade for those who have a penchant for the English countryside. It boasts mountains of history, areas of outstanding natural beauty, a stunning coastline, and an overall rustic allure that will plunge you into a Charles Dickens novel. Its capital Ipswich straddles the antique and modern while Felixstowe and Southwold are coastal gems. And then there’s Bury St Edmunds, a market town steeped with rich history and heritage. From going on a lovely picnic at Abbey Gardens to learning about Framlingham Castle’s storied past, there is a plethora of activities to enjoy in this county. So, take a break from your urban routine and have a dose of peaceful rural life. Check out the top farm stays in Suffolk, UK, for a pleasant holiday.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 15, 2024.

1. Duchess Cottage, Woodbridge (from USD 215)

Nestled in Easton Farm Park, Duchess Cottage is a self-catering country retreat for a small family or group of friends who want to unplug from their daily routines. The living spaces are warm, comfortable, and fully furnished, exuding a homey stay in the middle of the farm.

If you’re traveling with the little ones, you can let them enjoy many interesting activities on the farm and have a fun time in the playgrounds to keep them occupied. Guests can also head to River Deben for some bird-watching or explore the Woodbridge town center.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
5.33 km (3.4 mi) from Framlingham Castle
18 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
duchess cottage was a comfortable and charming cottage with a well equipped kitchen
as other have said homemade cake bread and other breakfast essentials is a nice touch
super clean and well
place was clean and warm
the beds were comfortable with nice clean linen and towels
beautiful cottage very clean easy check in and great communication
the cottage was clean warm and tastefully decorated
the staff are all really friendly
thank you cara for being a lovely host
staff on the farm are all friendly and welcoming and there’s plenty for kids
the staff are also all very helpful and friendly i cannot recommend highly enough
great location that met our needs
amazing location close to a wedding we were attending
we were staying as the location for the wedding was super only a short walk witch is ideal
we had a super stay at easton farm park
great location to visit suffolk coast and national trust walks
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2. Highhouse Lodge, Suffolk (from USD 156)

If your itinerary in this county includes Suffolk Heritage Coast, how about staying there rather than driving to it? Highhouse Lodge is an ideal option for you. This fully equipped rental has a stately rustic sort of charm and sits on a sprawling 1,000-acre (404.7-hectare) estate. Settle in and then head out for a walk and within 10 minutes, you’ll find yourself at the beach. You can wrap up the day by toasting s'mores in the fire pit area.

As the Airbnb is on the edge of Bawdsey village, you won’t be far from attractions and dining options. The Unruly Pig, an award-winning gastropub, is close by.

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Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
24.61 km (15.3 mi) from Framlingham Castle
170 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely big comfy bed and sofa great walks and views nearby
the kitchen is stocked so nicely as well with cooking utensils and essentials
this is a very comfortable place to stay in a lovely quiet bit of of suffolk
so clean and tasteful
super clean stylish and relaxing
a beautiful spotlessly clean place to stay with everything you could need would highly recommend
it's a barn conversion - modern comfortable clean and full of character
samantha was a great host and went the extra mile
accommodation beautiful host excellent
outstanding in all aspects delightful host who is more than accommodating in all aspects
samantha was quick to respond and very helpful
samantha was very helpful with suggestions on where to visit
great location for walks along the coast
absolutely lovely great location for exploring suffolk
stunning location in the heart of suffolk 2 minute drive to the coast with lots to do
a quiet location but well positioned for a range of local attractions
great location to get away from the rush of everyday life
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3. Paddock Barn, Woodbridge (from USD 130)

Fancy staying in the heart of the Suffolk countryside? This rural hideaway is for you. At Paddock Barn, you can enjoy 17 acres (6.9 hectares) of vast, green space all around. Accommodating up to four guests, it has a comfortable and well-equipped bedroom and is pet-friendly too. And if you’re an animal lover, you’ll have cats, dogs, and horses for company, besides the other wildlife around the property.

You won’t be far from urban conveniences—Otley village and Wickham Market can be reached by car in 10 minutes. One of the natural attractions that you can visit is Suffolk Heritage Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which is 15 miles (24.1 kilometers) away.

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Woodbridge, England, United Kingdom
7.93 km (5.0 mi) from Framlingham Castle
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi connection was perfect
lovely clean and spacious apartment with everything we needed
clean crisp bed linen well equipped (although a little tired) kitchen
very comfortable clean property in pleasant quiet rural location
great hosts in this well appointed barn conversion
clare was very friendly and helpful
the cake on arrival was a lovely touch and the hosts were helpful when required
remote location but very peaceful
quiet location and good for a few days break
the location is ideal for exploring the coast the local attractions and ipswich
it was a beautiful location and central for many lovely days out
location is perfect if you like the quiet countryside
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4. The Buddha Barn, Suffolk

If you’re a lover of nature, animals, and farm activities, you’ll fit right in at The Buddha Barn. The two-bedroom accommodation is on a 40-acre (16.2-hectare) farm, with ample space and natural light. You can start your day at the yoga or gym studio and then relax in your own private sauna. Whip up something healthy for breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen, or opt for vegan fares at the café on the premises.

You can even join an alpaca walk for an extra charge. If you need a dose of vitamin D, there’s a beach only 20 minutes from here. Set at least one day aside to explore the towns of Beccles and Bungay located 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) away.

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Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
27.93 km (17.4 mi) from Framlingham Castle
53 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the accommodation was comfortable warm and well equipped for a small family
beautiful place and lovely relaxing comfortable sty
a really clean comfortable space with some really lovely touches
nice and modern & clean with a kitchen
the interior was immaculate and exceptionally clean with all the basics you will need for a comfortable stay
clean safe magical thanks we will be returning again
what a wonderful building the buddha barn is clean light and airy the sauna is a brilliant touch
hosts took special care to assure a safe arrival
everybody we got the chance to speak to was very friendly
really friendly knowledgeable and interesting hosts and staff
great place and staff are very helpful
everyone on site was so helpful
eccentric and interesting farm location with lots of interesting wildlife and nature
great location to get out and about beautiful beaches a short drive away
such a unique stay beautiful location and really comfortable accommodation
we did the alpaca walk which we'd recommend
the location is amazing and it was nice being around the animals
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5. Converted horsebox with barbecue facilities, Newman's Green (from USD 110)

This horsebox converted into a rental sleeps four guests and stands in the field of a family-run farm. The raised deck pairs well with the wide, open space around, so you can enjoy the sunrise with your morning coffee or gaze at the stars after dinner. Fun cards and board games are at your disposal for entertainment. There’s also a grill for family barbecue cookouts. The shared toilet and electric shower area are located nearby.

The country lanes are picturesque so take a stroll to the local pub or shop about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) away. If you need to buy some groceries, then Sudbury town, which also has a train station, is around 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) away.

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Newman's Green, England, United Kingdom
44.65 km (27.8 mi) from Framlingham Castle
51 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent breakfast (not necessary to be staying there) and a great bar
we really appreciated the lack of tv and enjoyed the board games and lawn games
comfortable clean and fun
the accommodation is clean cosy creative and quirky
rustic clean and functional
had an amazing stay in the horsebox super clean comfortable and well equipped
clean cosy and perfect for our short break
the hosts are warm welcoming and exude a positive 'joie de vivre'
thank you judith for your kind touches
very happy yet again and lovely host
we will be back to visit again soon thank you again to a lovely pair of hosts
the location is quiet safe and accessible
beautiful location and extremely welcoming and helpful hosts
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6. Family-friendly retreat with a garden, Suffolk

Large families and groups must take advantage of this rental on a working livestock farm with a fenced pond and a shared garden. Guests of all ages will love it here. There are books, toys, board games, and a trampoline, not to mention the chance to make furry and feathery friends!

There’s an equipped kitchen on-site, but you can also use the charcoal grill for delightful cookouts. If you need supplies, the market town of Eye is just 10 minutes away. A car or bike is ideal for exploring the surrounding areas and neighboring villages.

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Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
13.45 km (8.4 mi) from Framlingham Castle
51 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin was very comfortable and the outdoor space was excellent for the children to play
the accommodation is great clean and comfortable and well equipped
good value for money clean and had all the necessities
the property was clean and tidy and had everything we needed including coal for the bbq
the lodge is perfect clean and spacious with everything a family of four could need
the accomodation was clean and everything was provided for us
incredibly helpful hosts who really went the extra mile to make us welcome
you're amazing hosts
simon and alison were so kind and showed the kids all around the farm
alison the host was fantastic at communicating with us before and during our stay
simon was kind enough to give our toddler a tour of the farm and touch the animals
perfect location for exploring and a fantastic site for families
great location for day trips to the beach and short drive to eye for dinner
quiet country location easy to drive to surrounding villages and restaurants and really comfortable and clean
the farm shop is fab as got all our fresh meat and eggs from there
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7. The Old Dairy, Middleton (from USD 134)

Don’t miss this chance to stay at the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty! Ideal for couples, The Old Dairy is a cozy cottage situated in the tranquil Suffolk countryside. The kitchen is well-equipped if you feel like cooking, but for your first meal of the day, you can enjoy the full English breakfast offered at the farmhouse for a charge. There’s an al fresco dining area where you can savor your food.

After breakfast, take your pick: relish a lovely walk or head to the Minsmere bird reserve nearby.

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Middleton, United Kingdom
14.33 km (8.9 mi) from Framlingham Castle
179 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities were first class and the bed was really comfortable
small kitchen well equipped if you want to cater for yourself
great little hideaway clean comfy huge bed breakfast in the sunny courtyard a real treat
we particularly enjoyed breakfasting in the sun on the secluded private patio
it was spotlessly clean and the bed is really comfortable
a quiet well-equipped sparkling clean cosy place
very clean bright comfortable and quiet accommodation
a lovely clean and comfortable place to stay
super clean and cozy the bed was quite comfortable
liz was a great host
liz is a fantastic host and took great care of us
and a very caring and attentive host
liz is a fantastic host
liz is helpful with any questions you may have
a perfect getaway in a beautiful location
great quiet location ideal for minsmere amid fields and barns
location perfect for exploring coastal suffolk
quiet private and a good location to get around
liz’s place is really cute and perfect for 2 travellers
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8. The Snug, Suffolk (from USD 123)

This cozy studio on a 40-acre (16.2-hectare) family farm lives up to its name. Self-contained with the necessary amenities as well as a private entrance, patio, and parking space, this snug rental will delight solo travelers and couples. You’ll be in the gorgeous Alde Valley where you can take a leisurely stroll with your pup on local footpaths or go shutter-crazy for the picturesque landscape and wildlife around.

End your day of exploration with some traditional ale at the Sweffling White Horse, an award-winning pub from where your bed is within walking distance away.

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Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
5.64 km (3.5 mi) from Framlingham Castle
278 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
well equipped and strong wifi
bed very comfy lovely little garden full of flowers
very clean and cosy
clean comfortable and cosy
very nice clean and peaceful snug
very clean and comfortable perfect for a short break
it was warm clean comfortable and had everything we needed for a relaxing mini break in suffolk
the host communications were superb
the hosts are fab
the host was very welcoming and helpful
and a friendly host
the white horse rendham is wonderful great food great beer and great staff
good location well maintained and perfect for a get away
fantastic place for short break
great location and well positioned to explore many of suffolk's beautiful villages
lovely stay in a great location
such a peaceful place and great location for exploring nearby
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9. The Old Dairy, Saxmundham (from USD 117)

This converted farm building with an enclosed garden is located on Abbey Farm. Here, you can enjoy the oldest barn in all of Suffolk. This 13th-century barn functions as a play area and a game room with a pool table and ping pong. Birdwatching and dog-walking are possible on the mown paths. The property is disabled-friendly, and the two-bedroom accommodation is bright with lots of natural light and spacious rooms.

For shopping, dining, and gallery-gazing, the Snape Maltings is only a short walk from the farm stay. Or you can drive down to Aldeburgh, which is 5 miles (8 kilometers) away, to enjoy the coast.

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Saxmundham, Suffolk, United Kingdom
11.58 km (7.2 mi) from Framlingham Castle
188 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good access for those with mobility issues including a wet room
the accommodation is very spacious and very comfortable with everything we needed to enjoy our stay
we loved the games room what a gem of a find
it was also very clean and quiet
the accommodation was very clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay
the property was spotless and the bread milk etc was a nice touch
it was spotlessly clean well equipped and in a fabulous location
highly recommend the accommodation was clean and spacious and perfect for families
miranda is an amazing host
peaceful beautiful countryside and great host
miranda was a wonderful host whom was very friendly and welcoming to my family and i
lovely accomodation in beautiful surroundings with relaxed and welcoming hosts
miranda is always welcoming friendly and helpful
a great location and friendly check in
the location was perfect beautiful countryside and within walking distance of snape maltings
great location for seeing that part of suffolk
peaceful but within easy walking distance to snape village or the maltings
it’s tucked away on a country path so quiet and relaxing
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10. Lavender Lodge, Suffolk

Expect an authentic rural getaway at Lavender Lodge. The one-bedroom space is ideal for two, and the private bathroom is right behind it. You can bring your pets or hang out with the host’s four dogs. Cyclists will enjoy exploring the biking routes in the area, and the host offers kayak hire since River Waveney is nearby.

Whether you’re looking for souvenirs or local pub fare, Beccles and Bungay towns, both 10 minutes away by car, have got you covered. And if you have the beach on your mind, you can drive down to Southwold, Walberswick, or Dunwich.

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Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
23.5 km (14.7 mi) from Framlingham Castle
120 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
must mention the mattress on the bed is extremely comfortable
accommodation was beautifully decorated had everything we needed including an incredibly comfy bed
very pretty and very clean place
cosy clean and great location
the lodge was really clean and had nice little extras like teas and coffees etc
the bed is amazingly comfy and the shower room is very clean
clean and comfortable room but a bit overlooked from the main house
lovely hosts great setting
matt and rachel are such great hosts and made us feel so welcome
spacious lodge surrounded by fields and their lovely friendly animals
we also enjoyed meeting their lovely friendly dogs who were very well behaved
our hosts were lovely and gave us helpful recommendations on where to go and places to eat/drink
the location is beautiful and secluded
a good location for getting to places around suffolk
we enjoyed our stay in a very peaceful location in the suffolk countryside
truly relaxing beautiful location and everything plus more i hoped it would be
it’s a peaceful location and has easy access to the beaches and the norfolk broads
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Set off for a Suffolk sojourn

Suffolk has preserved its rich history and heritage while moving with the times, and the county’s breathtaking scenery is the cherry on top. So, take a break from your mundane routine and book one of these top farm stays in Suffolk, UK, for an unforgettable holiday.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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