Inspiration for our new barns....
Our plans are moving ahead for converting our barn into two self-contained holiday lets, to operate from Easter 2022. We'll share photos here as work progresses but in the meantime, here's a photo of the pergola that our lovely local builder has created for us in our garden. He's a very creative and thoughtful builder with a great eye for detail and we're very much looking forward to working with him on the interiors.
Covid19 and 2021...
We too are looking at 2021, unsure of what it will bring! We are currently looking forward to welcoming guests from 12th April (in line with Covid-19 guidelines, on a self-catering basis, with one family only at a time). From 17th May we will be opening for more guests at a time but will aim to keep numbers on site limited so that everyone feels safe, with plenty of space. .
Mists, mellow fruitfulness and gorgeous dark skies!
We've entered the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and things are looking wonderfully autumnal, with the trees changing colour and the scent of woodsmoke in the air. We're open through November and are very much enjoying seeing our guests appreciate the autumn season with campfires going and smoke puffing from wood-burners as dusk settles.
Enjoy the new Tippy Tap...
We've been introduced to the delights of the Tippy Tap - a system for hand-washing that doesn't involve touching anything with your hands (and even includes a wonderfully retro "soap on a rope"). We had great fun making it one Sunday morning before breakfast - it didn't take long and the friends we've persuaded to test it have given glowing reports! If you'd like to find out more, Water Aid have a very helpful pdf with full instructions and you can also watch YouTube vidoes. Looking forward to seeing our summer guests get to grip with Tippy Tap!
Coronavirus and Life at Ivy Grange Farm
We've been missing our yurt guests - from Easter onwards it's been very quiet on the human front. The wildlife, however, has been making up for it - we've got swallows, a red kite, a kestrel family, a little owl, a jackdaw family, a fox or two, plenty of bunnies as well as a hare, moorhens (or water hens as they're known here), ducks and plenty of butterflies and insects.
Remote Getaway - Exclusive Use
We are fortunate to live in a rural, remote part of Suffolk, with no near neighbours and a lovely 3 acre meadow. Thinking about Coronavirus and responding to enquiries from friends far and near, we've decided to offer some "exclusive use" breaks at Ivy Grange Farm during April and May.
Autumn Bliss in a Shepherd's Hut...
We know it's still spring, but we're already looking ahead to autumn and are offering a very special deal in the Shepherd's Hut for those who want to get all romantic, nicely snuggled up in the warm (and that's before you even light the fire!) or simply escape the hurly burly of life. For the whole of September and the first two weeks of October, you can stay in Shepherd's Hut for 2 nights for just £160, or for a whole week for just £360!
Spring Glamping Special Offer - 20% off
We love the month of May at the yurts - everything so full of promise, lengthening days, swallows, barn owls, meadow flowers, pub evenings by the river and so much more. And to celebrate the arrrival of May, we've slashed an amazing 20% of our prices! Book to stay between 7-23 May and take advance of our fantastic low prices, with Swallow yurt available for just £160 for a weekend (or an amazing £440 for a whole week).
The Times Travel section and Ivy Grange Farm
We're delighted to be featured in The Times Travel section as one of the top 40 "Coolest Places to stay in Britain"! Wow, who'd have thought it when we set up with 2 yurts 9 years ago? We're delighted and very much appreciate the support, feedback and "word of mouth" from our guests, many of whom have become friends over the years. In this electronic age, you might be surprised how much recommendations still count in terms of bookings, so a big thank you to all of you who have spread the word and who just keep coming back, we love you all!!!
Valentine's Gift Vouchers
Want to wow your loved one with a very special gift this Valentine's Day? You can't get more romantic that a stay in a yurt or a shepherd's hut - cosy spaces, log-burners, romantic fairy lights, star-gazing, campfires, even Champagne if you fancy, with vintage glasses to sip from, or check out our special Romantic Break packages for the full works!