Buffs Old Barn @ Woodside Barn Cottages

“Comfortable, beautifully furnished accommodation in a peaceful location ideal for exploring the local area” - VisitEngland Assessor


Friston, Suffolk

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The accommodation design makes Woodside Barn a great place for families, couples, or groups of friends to stay in a super location close to the Suffolk Heritage Coast and the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Buffs Old Barn is easy to access from Suffolk's main trunk road, the A12. The RSPB's Nature Reserve at Minsmere, National Trust land at Dunwich, the renowned Snape Maltings and the coastal delights of Aldeburgh, Walberswick and Southwold, are all within easy reach. Just slightly further afield are the glories of Sutton Hoo (National Trust), English Heritage castles at Framlingham and at Orford, and much more. Locally there are public footpaths to explore, Friston's interesting village church to visit and the village green too with the old windmill as its backdrop.

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4 Star Self-Catering
Gold Award
ROSE Award

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Buffs Old Barn @ Woodside Barn Cottages
Woodside Farm, Church Road, Friston, SAXMUNDHAM, Suffolk, IP17 1PU


  • Total units: 1
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Child gates
  • Offsite cycle hire
  • Offsite gym
  • Private garden
  • Lawn area
  • Garden furniture
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Sky or freeview
  • En suite
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Internet
Room rates
  • Low season minimum price: £665
  • High season minimum price: £1329
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Changeover day: Saturdays

About the area

Discover Suffolk

Suffolk is Constable country, where the county’s crumbling, time-ravaged coastline spreads itself under wide skies to convey a wonderful sense of remoteness and solitude. Highly evocative and atmospheric, this is where rivers wind lazily to the sea and notorious 18th-century smugglers hid from the excise men. John Constable immortalised these expansive flatlands in his paintings in the 18th century, and his artwork raises the region’s profile to this day.

Walking is one of Suffolk’s most popular recreational activities. It may be flat but the county has much to discover on foot – not least the isolated Heritage Coast, which can be accessed via the Suffolk Coast Path. Southwold, with its distinctive, white-walled lighthouse standing sentinel above the town and its colourful beach huts and attractive pier features on many a promotional brochure. Much of Suffolk’s coastal heathland is protected as a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and shelters several rare creatures including the adder, the heath butterfly and the nightjar. In addition to walking, there is a good choice of cycling routes but for something less demanding, visit some of Suffolk’s charming old towns, with streets of handsome, period buildings and picturesque, timber-framed houses.

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