Just a quick up-date in the very busy summer season! All the yurts are full for August, but we have 5 nights free in Bell Tent from this Sunday (11th). The forecast is looking good and Bell Tent is beautifully equipped for the best of under-canvas experiences, complete with BonFire tripod, dutch oven (stewpot) grill and coffee pot/kettle - have a look at the photos on our Gallery to whet your appetite. Our minimum stay is 2 nights, so if you want to come, get your skates on!
We're really looking forward to our Night Walk event in September! Travel Journalist and author Dixe Wills is joining us here at Ivy Grange Farm to introduce our yurt guests to the delights of Night Walking. We're taking advantage of the Full Moon for a fun 8 mile walk round the local lanes, footpaths, shoreline and estuaries. Dixe, as an experience Night Walker, will give an introduction and top tips for Night Walking on Friday evening around a communal campfire and then on Saturday evening once dusk has settled and after a campfire meal, he'll set off with the group on the night walk adventure! The night is capped off by hot chocolate all round on returning to Ivy Grange Farm. We ran this event very successfully last year and it worked well for a wide range of people, including a family with a 10 and 12 year old (who turned 13 on the Night Walk night itself!). The weekend is suited to anyone who is reasonably fit and used to walking (and remember, there are no hills in Suffolk!) and is a great family event. See our Courses page for more details. We'll hope to see you there!
It's official, the BBC weather forecast has announced that summer begins on Friday. And good news for yurt-lovers - we have availability for next week and want to share our joy at the arrival of summer by offering some special prices for one week only! Between 7-11 July we're offering the following deal on our yurts, with savings of up to a third! 2 nights for £160 (saving£40); 3 nights for £220 (saving £50); 4 nights for £280 (saving £80) 5 nights for £340 (saving £110). And with the lovely beaches of Walberswick and Southwold just 10 miles down the road, plus the delights of Big Dog Ferry, fabulous cycling, great wild river and sea swimming, glorious riverside pubs and bustling market towns, you'd be mad not to take advantage of this offer! But don't delay, we're making a bit of noise about this one-off special deal and expect our gaps to fill up fast. We'll hope to see you soon!
Planning to attend one of the fantastic Benjamin Britten Centenary events? Then why not make it into an event to be remembered and book a couple of nights (or more!) with us here at Ivy Grange Farm. Just up the coast from Aldeburgh, we're handy and, if you fancy taking to the roads on 2 wheels, you can borrow our bikes and pedal off for your culture fix. There are some fantastic events taking place, check out this link for details. Punchdrunks' The Borough has already kicked off with some great reviews, including one from the fab Lyn Gardner in The Guardian. If you are coming by train, we can collect you from the station and guarantee you a wonderfully relaxing time.
It's a week of "firsts" this week - the first strawberries have ripen in the trough in the meadow (lucky yurt guests this weekend!); the first sweet peas are out and are now appearing in the vases in the yurts, which a most delicious scent; and the first sighting of the moorhen chicks on the Goose Pond - 4 at least, with definitely more to come as there's another moorhen still sitting on her nest. We love duckling/chick time of year they're so sweet.
It's been great to see so many returning guests this year, and some of our early visitors have been booking again for later in the year. August is now looking pretty full for the yurts but there's still availability in the Bell Tent - as with the yurts, we've aimed to equip it for the ultimate experience. It's a 5m diameter tent and, unlike other sites, we limit it to 2 people (singles or a double) so there's plenty of floor space and it's well furnished with its own wood-burning stove, chairs, table and relaxing area - check out the gallery for photos inside and out (complete with BonFire tripod and camp kettle and dutch oven which is proving very popular!).