Price £2,500,000 Available

A unique opportunity to own nine, Gold-Award-Winning, Luxury Holiday Cottages and Barges. Comprising a thatched 500 year old Farmhouse and six Suffolk Barns, plus two barges that are fully operational now as holiday homes also and two ancillary buildings that the business operates from.

Full marketing prospectus available upon request.


With a proven track record of renovating period properties for profit and holiday cottage success, owner Carl Scott purchased the site in 2009. At the time it consisted of a neglected farmhouse and barns, set in 2 acres on the A1120 Suffolk Tourist route.

Eighteen months were then spent renovating the Farmhouse and Granary Barn whilst applying for, and gaining, planning permission for 5 further barns to satisfy the needs identified during research.

To cement the owner`s business plan he commissioned East of England Tourism to produce a business survey in 2009, based on a national economic model known as the Cambridge Model. The full report is available on request.

Couples account for 80% of the overnight stay market in Suffolk, with just 20% of the available accommodation satisfying it The business model for Woodfarm Barns was developed to fulfil this need Average occupancy for the county was 40-50%. Woodfarm has exceeded this since the start, hitting 80% in 2017


Woodfarm House has three large bedrooms, a landing bedroom, three bathrooms, large dining room, spacious lounge with open fire, with two sections separated with an exposed stud wall, farmhouse kitchen and large walk-in pantry/ utility room. Centrally heated with oil-fired radiators.

The Granary Barn has a wealth of original exposed timbers, and an open plan ground floor with lounge/ diner and galley kitchen. Upstairs is a double bedroom with a huge oak feature window with views over adjacent farmland. En-suite shower room.

The Farmhouse and six barns all have private, fully enclosed gardens. This is a huge ‘must` for dog-owners.

The five Meadow Barns have luxurious four or five person hot tubs, even though the barns sleep two.

All barns have wood burning stoves as well as underfloor heating.

Further barn comprising 50sqm of space, currently used as owner accommodation. Scope for use as a large office, games room, gym etc.

Farmhouse Annexe. One bedroomed annexe with kitchen, reception room, bedroom and shower room/wc. Currently used as kitchen/ laundry and storage.

Dutch Barge ‘Onderneming` currently moored at Pin Mill. Built in 1899, she is almost 100ft long and comfortably sleeps 8 people, with cavernous living space. Marketed for peaceful group getaways.

Dutch Barge ‘Twee Gebroeders` moored in Woodbridge. Also built in the late 1800`s, she measures 64ft in length and sleeps 2-4. Our demographic for this vessel is the romantic getaway or small families.


There is a dedicated team of part-time housekeepers, with longstanding relationships over many years.

Property and grounds maintenance is constant and ongoing. The same builder who has worked right through the development regularly attends for routine maintenance tasks.

We also have a team in place to look after maintenance and housekeeping on our barges.

The business has always stayed on top of routine repairs and replacements, as backed up by the guest reviews.

The option is there, should you choose it, to inherit an established team.


The Farmhouse has mains electricity, oil fired central heating and mains water (part of a shared service with the adjoining rural business park) and a septic tank for waste disposal*

The Granary Barn and five Meadow Barns have two new independent water and electricity supplies as well as a new sewage treatment plant which handles all 6 barns*

The barges are serviced by jetty and quay owners repsectively, providing mains water and electricity*

Full details available on request via Taylor Walsh property consultants ltd

01908 571555

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

Property Features

  • Business Opportunity
  • Nine Luxury Cottages & Barges
  • Wood Burning Stoves
  • Property Portfolio
  • Hot Tubs In Five Of The Barns
  • Underfloor Heating In All Barns

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