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Rates from:
1343.00 GBP

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  • Front exterior
    Front exterior
  • Kitchen with AGA leading onto dinning area
    Kitchen with AGA leading onto dinning area
  • Dinning room off of the kitchen overlooking the private garden
    Dinning room off of the kitchen overlooking the private garden
  • One of two sitting rooms with french doors leading onto the Garden
    One of two sitting rooms with french doors leading onto the Garden
  • Second Lounge
    Second Lounge
  • Farmhouse spa hot tub in its own private garden
    Farmhouse spa hot tub in its own private garden
  • Garden shed with games and toys for the kids
    Garden shed with games and toys for the kids
  • Tiddlers fishing pond
    Tiddlers fishing pond
  • View towards local village across footpath
    View towards local village across footpath
  • Main kingsize bedroom overlooking front pond
    Main kingsize bedroom overlooking front pond
  • Ensuite King size bedroom
    Ensuite King size bedroom
  • Main twin bedroom overlooking pond with ample cupboards
    Main twin bedroom overlooking pond with ample cupboards
  • Cosy twin next door to ensuite king
    Cosy twin next door to ensuite king
  • Family bathroom
    Family bathroom
  • Downstairs wash room next to single bedroom
    Downstairs wash room next to single bedroom
  • Downstairs single bedroom to the front of house
    Downstairs single bedroom to the front of house
  • Ensuite king bedroom overlooking garden with shower cubicle
    Ensuite king bedroom overlooking garden with shower cubicle
  • Sauna near the boathouse
    Sauna near the boathouse
  • Front pond fenced view from Farmhouse upstairs
    Front pond fenced view from Farmhouse upstairs

The Farmhouse

Suffolk, United Kingdom

Per week

from 1343.00 to 1926.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Aaron& Sarah Henry

Member since Oct 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
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  • Availability Updated:1 day 18 hours

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BFB's Overview

This beautiful 17th century farmhouse is a truly idyllic rural retreat in beautiful meadowland with an including an acre of its own complete with two pretty (very safely fenced) ponds, one of which has a rowing boat and fishing rights - deal for introducing older toddlers and siblings to the delights of fishing for tiddlers!

Inside, the newly refurbished interiors blend historic beamed walls and ceilings with a contemporary palette of taupe, white and pine, and practical family-friendly furnishings. The four bedrooms include two twins, a family bathroom and two doubles, of which one has an ensuite shower room. Downstairs, the two lounges ensure one can be kept adult-friendly whilst the other, set up with playstation, books, games, a basket of toys and satellite TV, plus DVD, is an ideal family room. The study comes with wireless internet access (own laptop required). Outside, the large lawn has lovely views and is well furnished with wooden garden furniture seating eight, sun loungers, a gas BBQ and toddler-friendly swing, slides and trikes. There is also an all weather court used for tennis in the summer but is also fun to play football and basketball on all year round.

Owners, the Henry family, with their brood of four young boys, clearly know what it takes to keep everyone happy on holiday providing a good list of baby and toddler gear, plus table tennis, table football and a list of pre-bookable extra services from babysitting and private chef, to pre-arrival shopping (including formula, baby food, nappies etc.) and visiting beauty/massage therapist. They live the adjacent barn and are more than happy to offer first-hand advice on child-friendly places to see, eat and drink locally, and escort mini guests on chicken feeding and egg collecting rounds as well as introducing them to their petting rabbits Sugar and Spice.

Location Information

The village of Bredfield is a lovely 10 minute walk along public footpaths from the Farmhouse, it has a wonderful Village Shop selling local produce, there is a play ground and a pub which serves real ales. The popular and pretty waterfront towns of Woodbridge, Sutton Hoo, Bawdsey, Orford, Aldeburgh and Snape with their boutiques, cafes, bistros and gastro-pubs are all within a short drive.

Just a few minutes drive from the property is award-winning Easton Farm Park which is perfect for toddlers and offers animal feeding, petting, egg collecting, horse and cart rides and mini train trips. Further afield, the Africa Alive safari park nr Lowerstoft has a fabulous re-creation of the African savannah in which animals roam freely as they would in the wild, plus a fun land train trip with commentary on the animals.

Don't miss the Farmcafe and Farmshop in Marlesford (10mins away) which not only sells fabulous local produce for cooking at home but has an excellent cafe with space of kids to play and have been listed amongst the best brunch venues in the country by the likes of The Times and The Independent. Similarly high praise has been won by the Watermill cafe in Woodbridge and its excellent deli, which is brilliant for gourmet picnic supplies, seafood, good wines and local cheeses. The Froize pub, near Woodbridge gets rave review for its gastro-pub fayre and is well worth arranging a night of babysitting for.

The nearest train station is in Woodbridge (3.5miles), which is around 90mins by direct train from London Liverpool Street.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:45

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 33%

Balance: 30 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:45

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 33%

Balance: 30 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 10 days of travelling discounted by 10%

Rates

8 Jul - 2 Sep 2018 : £1747 /week3 Sep - 19 Dec 2018 : £1523 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2018 : £1926 /week1 Jan - 4 Jan 2019 : £1891 /week5 Jan - 4 Apr 2019 : £1343 /week5 Apr - 21 Apr 2019 : £1657 /week22 Apr - 7 Jul 2019 : £1523 /week8 Jul - 2 Sep 2019 : £1747 /week3 Sep - 19 Dec 2019 : £1523 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2019 : £1926 /week1 Jan - 4 Jan 2020 : £1891 /week5 Jan - 4 Apr 2020 : £1343 /week5 Apr - 21 Apr 2020 : £1657 /week22 Apr - 7 Jul 2020 : £1523 /week8 Jul - 2 Sep 2020 : £1747 /week3 Sep - 19 Dec 2020 : £1523 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2020 : £1926 /week8 Jul - 2 Sep 2018 : €1991.405 /week3 Sep - 19 Dec 2018 : €1736.068 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2018 : €2195.447 /week1 Jan - 4 Jan 2019 : €2155.551 /week5 Jan - 4 Apr 2019 : €1530.886 /week5 Apr - 21 Apr 2019 : €1888.814 /week22 Apr - 7 Jul 2019 : €1736.068 /week8 Jul - 2 Sep 2019 : €1991.405 /week3 Sep - 19 Dec 2019 : €1736.068 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2019 : €2195.447 /week1 Jan - 4 Jan 2020 : €2155.551 /week5 Jan - 4 Apr 2020 : €1530.886 /week5 Apr - 21 Apr 2020 : €1888.814 /week22 Apr - 7 Jul 2020 : €1736.068 /week8 Jul - 2 Sep 2020 : €1991.405 /week3 Sep - 19 Dec 2020 : €1736.068 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2020 : €2195.447 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:45

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 33%

Balance: 30 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 10 days of travelling discounted by 10%

Who owns this place?

Partridge Lodge : A Rural Retreat ...

In 2007 my wife and i decided to move away from city life. We bundled up our four kids and the furniture in search of a sense of reality, that we had both enjoyed in our own childhoods.
We found and bought an old run down dairy farm and set about renovating it into a rural retreat for guests to come and unwind closeby to our magestic historical coast in Suffolk.
Our boys helped right the way through our project with innovative ideas and kids spaces. The feedback from our guests is always uplifting and gives us a real sense of purpose.
We have been rewarded enormously by being voted third best in Europe by BabyFriendlyBoltholes awarwds. We were also picked out by Rachael Oakden for an editorial piece written about Partridge Lodge in Aprils 2010 FOOD and TRAVEL magazine.

The Henry's minus Dad

What do they love about it?

Our Holiday lets are secluded enough to feel freedom and the grounds relaxed enough to have a wonder and take in all the wild life including owls, woodpeckers, kingfishers and deer that inhabit our surroundings. Or for a longer walk there's the footpaths that guide you to the beautiful Boulge Estate (where lies in a quiet secluded churchyard, Mr Edward Fitzgerald, translator of the Omar Kiyan) or in the opposite direction to Bredfield Village with its community run shop and local pub.
From Bawdsey Quay to Sutton Hoo to Orford to Aldeburgh to Southwold to Thorpeness to Friday Street Farm Shop to The FarmCafe to the Charm of Woodbridge itself, there is so much life and these are only some of our favourite places.

What do the kids love about it?

We have our own chickens (with great tasting real eggs for breakfast), sugar and spice our petting rabbits (which kids adore spending time with), to our sand covered all purpose court (for football, basketball, badminton), to our boat house and fishing pond (where a monster three pound eel was caught last year but the pike illuded capture).

Fast Facts

The Farmhouse sleeps 9+2 infants in 4 bedrooms and 1 downstairs, two doubles and two twins, a family bathroom and one ensuite, supplied with fixed cot and highchair.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Stansted airport is 40 miles away.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Several beautiful beaches are within 15mins drive, whilst great sailing can be found in Woodbridge.

Amenities within Walking Distance

A handy village shop and pub with good reputation for food are within approx. 10 mins walk.

Any Pool

The owners have an agreement with the local health club which is a short drive away (a few minutes) where guests can use their facilities including a lovely pool at a discounted rate.

Private Chef

Private chef may be pre-booked for special dinner party nights or meal delivery other times.

Babysitting

Babysitting may be pre-booked on request.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Baby equipment provided includes a cot (please bring bedding), high chair, microwave, blender & steriliser

Indoor Toys / Games Room

A selection of toys and books are provided, plus DVD player and selection of kids films, and Sky TV with kids, sports and film channels.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Owners Aaran and Sarah will happily offer a pre-arrival shopping service including baby esssentials and ready meals, although this should be arranged well in advance of arrival. Private caterers and a meal delivery can be arranged.

Outdoor Toys

Various garden toys are provided including swings, slide, table tennis and adult bikes, one with child seat. For adults there's lots of outdoor furniture, a BBQ and a rowing boat on one of the two, double-fenced lakes in the grounds. Fishing gear is also provided

Visiting Spa Therapist

Treatments from a visiting therapist can be arranged, or special rates at a nearby spa.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates provided

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

dedicated gardens

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wifi provided

Eco-Aware

A solar panel installation ensures the stylish rental properties at Partridge Lodge run almost entirely on green energy

Friendly Animals

Mini guests are welcome to help out with feeding the chickens and collecting their eggs.

Tennis Court(s)

all-weather court

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Two of each can be provided. Note: Max 2 cots unless a single bed is unused allowing space for more.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

The Farmhouse has woodburner and an open fire.

Hot Tub

The farmhouse has a luxurious private, outdoor hot tub.

Reviews

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  • A very family friendly property in a beautiful part of the country, and plenty to do without even getting in your car. We had a fantastic time here with friends, and children age 7 months, 3, 4 & 5.Review dated 11/07/2016

  • Fantastic array of baby / child equipment. There are a few steps / level changes in the property but baby gates and doors to contain toddlers effectively. Beautiful setting with lots to do on the site (sandpit, slides, swings, chickens, rabbits, tennis court, fishing pond for older children). Several of us (adult / older children) went on canoe trip organised by the owner - lovely trip down river with lots of bird life to see). Plenty to do in surrounding area.Review dated 19/04/2015

  • Absolutely wonderful property and couldn't recommend enough. Aaron and Sarah are so helpful and accommodating without being intrusive. Our two children (4 and 2) absolutely loved our stay there and there was so much space for them to run around. They adored the chickens and rabbit plus the fishing in the pond was a big hit! The Farmhouse was spacious and clean, toys for the children. Would love to go back, some very happy memories.Review dated 23/07/2014

  • Great location for our spooky Halloween week, complete with Trick or Treating with the owners and other visiting families. Really friendly and helpful owner who's lovely boys made our little ones feel truly part of the Halloween fun - thank you!Review dated 03/11/2013

  • Amazing place for a family holiday. Lovely house with beautiful gardens and so much to occupy the children. We'll definitely be coming back.Review dated 14/09/2012

  • Great property, helpful owners, lots of extras provided (baby monitor, children's toys inside and out, chocolate cake on arrival), what more could we want?Review dated 10/05/2012

  • The Farmhouse was lovely, in a great location. The boys loved the outdoor space and especially the chickens. Sarah was incredibly helpful and made our stay a great success.Review dated 02/11/2011

  • Just the most fantastic house with everything you could possibly need and which my two young boys absolutely loved exploring! The owners are utterly delightful too!Review dated 22/06/2010

  • Partridge Farm was so well equipped, particulary for children. My son and daughter in law need not have taken anything for my grandson, steriliser, baby monitor, liquidiser all provided aswell as cot, highchair.Review dated 22/05/2010

  • In Partridge Lodge, the owners have created fantastic accommodation in idyllic surroundings - perfect for a family holiday. The Farmhouse itself was extremely comfortable and very well appointed. The garden was great for the children toplay, and we enjoyed using the tennis court, collecting eggs for breakfast and just having the chickens around. The boys had fun fishing in the pond. The location, set away from the road in the countryside is perfect for getting away from it all. We have been on many family holidays with our family around the UK in recent years, and Partridge Lodge is the best place we have been to. Review dated 22/08/2011

  • Just the most fantastic house with everything you could possibly need and which my two young boys absolutely loved exploring! The owners are utterly delightful too! Overall rating: Outstanding!Review dated 01/07/2010

  • "Just the most fantastic house with everything you could possibly need and which my two young boys absolutely loved exploring! The owners are utterly delightful too!" Overall Rating: "Outstanding" - 5-Stars!Review dated 22/06/2010

  • Partridge Farm was so well equipped, particularly for children. My son and daughter in law need not have taken anything for my grandson, steriliser, baby monitor, liquidiser all provided aswell as cot, highchair. Overall Experience: Outstanding!Review dated 25/05/2010

  • Overall Rating: Outstanding Review dated 11/05/2010

  • The baby/toddler friendliness was outstanding as were the interiors. The location was excellent.Review dated 11/05/2010

  • My family and I stayed at Partridge Farmhouse, nr Woodbridge. It was an amazing place, restored beautifully and comfortably with every single detail covered - from dressing gowns for adults to every kind of toy you could ever think of for the kids. The garden and surrounding area are also stunning and ideal for wandering around (especially with a baby that doesn't sleep!). Aaran and Sarah are lovely too and made us feel incredibly welcome -nothing seemed like too much trouble. My family and I travelled from all corners of the world to come here and we had a fabulous time. I would highly recommend Partridge Farm to anyone.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Sarah, Aaron and their family were so friendly, always ready to give advice, make recommendations, lend their bicycles (complete with child seat) and even provide a night of babysitting. We're already recommending them to our friends with children and will certainly be going back.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • So many positive things to say about the house, the local area and Sarah who runs the property. The house is delightful. The garden is large and there are lots of toys to keep children happy. Feeding the chickens and collecting the eggs was great fun. We spent our first day at Easton Farm Park which is a short drive. It is well worth the entranec fee as theer is so much to do. Our second day was spent on a charming little beach at Bawdsey. This was a great tip from Sarah who understood exactly what we were looking for. I would really recommend this cottage and I will definitely be booking again. Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Forget Cornwall or Devon, Suffolk is far more beautiful and totally unspoilt. Partridge Farm is idyllic for both adults and children, in fact we enjoyed our stay so much, we rebooked for next year before we'd even left!!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • I would really recomend this cottageReview dated 03/11/2009

  • The house and garden are so lovely and relaxing that we didn't get out and see as much as we would have liked, so we're going back next year! My youngest daughter (almost 3) keeps saying: I want to go back to the farmhouse. This is rather amazing, because she normally doesn't want to go anywhere!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Sarah and Aaron are just delightful and there was no question or request unanswered. The most fully equipped and family oriented accomodation we have ever stayed in and we managed to keep three children under three fully amused and safe with all the things on offer in the house and local area - highly recommend this property, we liked it so much we rebooked before leaving!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We had a fabulous time at Partridge Lodge. We were looked after very well by Sarah & Aaron with lots of recommendations of family friendly places to go. The house had everything you could need for children and an amazing selection of toys to keep our children entertained. The house was very roomy and would ideally suit more than one family sharing as there is plenty of living and bedroom space. There is lots to do and see in the area and we really enjoyed our time there. Review dated 03/11/2009

A very family friendly property in a beautiful part of the country, and plenty to do without even getting in your car. We had a fantastic time here with friends, and children age 7 months, 3, 4 & 5.

Fantastic array of baby / child equipment. There are a few steps / level changes in the property but baby gates and doors to contain toddlers effectively. Beautiful setting with lots to do on the site (sandpit, slides, swings, chickens, rabbits, tennis court, fishing pond for older children). Several of us (adult / older children) went on canoe trip organised by the owner - lovely trip down river with lots of bird life to see). Plenty to do in surrounding area.

Absolutely wonderful property and couldn't recommend enough. Aaron and Sarah are so helpful and accommodating without being intrusive. Our two children (4 and 2) absolutely loved our stay there and there was so much space for them to run around. They adored the chickens and rabbit plus the fishing in the pond was a big hit! The Farmhouse was spacious and clean, toys for the children. Would love to go back, some very happy memories.

Great location for our spooky Halloween week, complete with Trick or Treating with the owners and other visiting families. Really friendly and helpful owner who's lovely boys made our little ones feel truly part of the Halloween fun - thank you!

Amazing place for a family holiday. Lovely house with beautiful gardens and so much to occupy the children. We'll definitely be coming back.

Great property, helpful owners, lots of extras provided (baby monitor, children's toys inside and out, chocolate cake on arrival), what more could we want?

The Farmhouse was lovely, in a great location. The boys loved the outdoor space and especially the chickens. Sarah was incredibly helpful and made our stay a great success.

Just the most fantastic house with everything you could possibly need and which my two young boys absolutely loved exploring! The owners are utterly delightful too!

Partridge Farm was so well equipped, particulary for children. My son and daughter in law need not have taken anything for my grandson, steriliser, baby monitor, liquidiser all provided aswell as cot, highchair.

In Partridge Lodge, the owners have created fantastic accommodation in idyllic surroundings - perfect for a family holiday. The Farmhouse itself was extremely comfortable and very well appointed. The garden was great for the children toplay, and we enjoyed using the tennis court, collecting eggs for breakfast and just having the chickens around. The boys had fun fishing in the pond. The location, set away from the road in the countryside is perfect for getting away from it all.

We have been on many family holidays with our family around the UK in recent years, and Partridge Lodge is the best place we have been to.

Just the most fantastic house with everything you could possibly need and which my two young boys absolutely loved exploring! The owners are utterly delightful too! Overall rating: Outstanding!

"Just the most fantastic house with everything you could possibly need and which my two young boys absolutely loved exploring! The owners are utterly delightful too!" Overall Rating: "Outstanding" - 5-Stars!

Partridge Farm was so well equipped, particularly for children. My son and daughter in law need not have taken anything for my grandson, steriliser, baby monitor, liquidiser all provided aswell as cot, highchair. Overall Experience: Outstanding!

Overall Rating: Outstanding

The baby/toddler friendliness was outstanding as were the interiors. The location was excellent.

My family and I stayed at Partridge Farmhouse, nr Woodbridge. It was an amazing place, restored beautifully and comfortably with every single detail covered - from dressing gowns for adults to every kind of toy you could ever think of for the kids. The garden and surrounding area are also stunning and ideal for wandering around (especially with a baby that doesn't sleep!). Aaran and Sarah are lovely too and made us feel incredibly welcome -nothing seemed like too much trouble. My family and I travelled from all corners of the world to come here and we had a fabulous time. I would highly recommend Partridge Farm to anyone.

Sarah, Aaron and their family were so friendly, always ready to give advice, make recommendations, lend their bicycles (complete with child seat) and even provide a night of babysitting. We're already recommending them to our friends with children and will certainly be going back.

So many positive things to say about the house, the local area and Sarah who runs the property. The house is delightful. The garden is large and there are lots of toys to keep children happy. Feeding the chickens and collecting the eggs was great fun. We spent our first day at Easton Farm Park which is a short drive. It is well worth the entranec fee as theer is so much to do. Our second day was spent on a charming little beach at Bawdsey. This was a great tip from Sarah who understood exactly what we were looking for. I would really recommend this cottage and I will definitely be booking again.

Forget Cornwall or Devon, Suffolk is far more beautiful and totally unspoilt. Partridge Farm is idyllic for both adults and children, in fact we enjoyed our stay so much, we rebooked for next year before we'd even left!!

I would really recomend this cottage

The house and garden are so lovely and relaxing that we didn't get out and see as much as we would have liked, so we're going back next year! My youngest daughter (almost 3) keeps saying: I want to go back to the farmhouse. This is rather amazing, because she normally doesn't want to go anywhere!

Sarah and Aaron are just delightful and there was no question or request unanswered. The most fully equipped and family oriented accomodation we have ever stayed in and we managed to keep three children under three fully amused and safe with all the things on offer in the house and local area - highly recommend this property, we liked it so much we rebooked before leaving!

We had a fabulous time at Partridge Lodge. We were looked after very well by Sarah & Aaron with lots of recommendations of family friendly places to go. The house had everything you could need for children and an amazing selection of toys to keep our children entertained. The house was very roomy and would ideally suit more than one family sharing as there is plenty of living and bedroom space. There is lots to do and see in the area and we really enjoyed our time there.

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 12 guests.



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