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Newly converted barn in a beautiful setting. Ideal for the Heritage Coast



Updated: 27-Nov-2016
Open plan kitchen,dining living, double and 2 single bedded room with ensuites

Willow farm cottage is situated down a quiet lane in the hamlet of Lower Ufford and overlooking water meadows. There are 2 great pubs within walking distance and extensive gardens and plentiful wild life.

The cottage has been newly refurbished in 2015 with 2 ensuite bedrooms, and on the ground floor an open plan, high ceilinged living space. This comprises kitchen/dining and living room with overall dimensions 30ft by 16ft. This opens onto south facing decking and extensive gardens.

Lower Ufford is within easy reach of the Heritage Coast which comprises Woodbridge, Aldeburgh, Orford, Snape, Dunwich and Southwold.

Woodbridge is 3 miles away, a small market town with bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and individual outlets situated on the banks of the river Deben.

Hosts, Andrew and Ann, have been involved in the letting business for more than 10 years and are only too happy to help and advise where needed.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Andrew and Ann bought and refurbished Willow Farm and its outbuildings 30 years ago. The cottage shares 4 acres of grounds and was completely refurbished in 2015.

We like to see our guests enjoy Willow Farm, the village and surrounding area. We respect your privacy but can provide you with any information you may need to enhance your stay

Speaks English

9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Exactly as shown on the website (always a relief!)

  • 5 of 5

Four of us arrived back today, having celebrated three of our 60th birthdays, and we couldn't have chosen a better place - Willow Farm Cottage was just gorgeous, fully fitted out and set in the most lovely grounds.

Andrew couldn't have been more helpful, and we all had a great time. I agree with one of the much earlier reviews about wanting to keep the cottage a secret!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location, charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our recent stay here - my boys (6 and 4) noted that they "preferred our holiday home to our actual home" - what's not to love for them - a gorgeous garden to play in, lots of privacy, a resident owl to watch, their own beautiful twin room and ensuite bathroom. For the grown ups - a gorgeous double room, a beautiful ensuite (NB a little tricky if like my husband you are ridiculously tall but great for 99.9% of people!) lots of privacy, very helpful and accommodating owners (we have had some horrific experiences with 3rd party lettings companies) for whom nothing was too much trouble. The Gilmours (owners) are clearly (and rightly) proud and passionate about Willow Farm Cottage. In terms of the location - we found this perfect and in a week barely scratched the surface in terms of what is on offer. The local town (Woodbridge) is lovely, There are brilliant pubs in walking and short driving distance, the shopping and art at Snape Maltings is great and the seaside towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh (both beautifully unspoilt) are well within driving distance even with 2 young kids. We joined HHA and English Heritage and there was loads we could visit in the area. Will we return - absolutely! Just wishing for better weather next time.....

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent - modern, clean, clear instructions to find our way around.

  • 4 of 5

Three of us spent three nights here and were delighted with the standard of cleanliness and the location. The only down side was discovering previous occupants had not done as asked and dealt with their waste disposal. We did though!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that the external bins weren't put out for the bin men as requested. I normally double check that but unusually we were away. So glad you enjoyed the cottage though Best Andrew
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Excellent accommodation in a beautiful setting. We couldn't have asked for anymore! 5 BIG STARS

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic short break, staying for 3 nights over the Easter Weekend. The accomodation is 5* Star with 2 good sized bedrooms, both ensuite and plenty of great open-plan living space. The location couldn't be better being very private and quiet, yet close enough to visit all the local attractions. The barn is set within a large and immaculately tended garden and great for families! The owner, Andrew, is extremely warm and welcoming and always happy to help. We were 2 x couples both with small babies.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We do hope to see you again. Very best regards Andrew
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A beautiful barn in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

This place is fabulous. We spent christmas 2015 here and can not wait to return. It's was made all the more special by the owners who had decorated it and could not do enough to make our stay perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

We almost don't want to review the barn as we don't want others to discover it! It is beautifully decorated, immaculate, cosy and set in fabulous gardens. We are already booking to go again next year, but sshh don't tell everyone about it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Our guests love the outlook from the cottage over the water meadows and the south and west facing aspects. With the ability to walk to 2 local pubs for a drink or great food and enjoy the picturesque and quiet location. Woodbridge is a short drive away for restaurants, cinema and riverside walks. Less than 20 minutes away is the famed Heritage coast where most visitors enjoy Orford, Snape, Aldeburgh, Thorpe Ness, Dunwich, Southwold and Framlingham

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Stansted at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Ufford White Lion at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Felixstowe at 20 Miles Nearest Golf : Ufford Park Hotel and Golf Club at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Melton at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Ufford Crown at 2 Miles Nearest Ski : Wherstead at 10 Miles Nearest Beach : Ramsholt at 5 Miles Car: recommended

If you have questions, specific to the cottage, local area or your interests, do ask. We have lived here for 30years so have lots of information to share!


Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
For direct information mail Andrew at andrewgwillowfarm@gmail.com

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 27-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The quiet area and feeling of space both within the cottage and in the gardens is what our guests seem to enjoy most

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 50 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Attached to bedroom 1
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, attached to bedroom 2
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, This is a downstair toilet facility. Toilet and hand basin


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, with ensuite
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, With attached ensuite


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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