Holiday Lodge

Your holiday begins here. You can park right outside your door. Step out, and start soaking up the countryside.

Will you spend the evening sitting on the deck with a glass of wine, listening for the owls and watching out for shooting stars? Will you have an action packed holiday visiting all the local attractions and taking part in the horsey activities available on site, or will you relax, unwind, enjoy the farm walks, the peace and tranquillity?

Whatever you chose, The Lodge is a well equipped, comfortable, three bedroom, single-storey, detached holiday chalet situated in the unspoiled flood plain of the Deben valley.  We are only a few minutes drive from the A12, but with the tranquil river and woodland walks surrounding the farm, you will feel miles away from everything.

The lodge has everything you need: a fully fitted kitchen (oven, hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine etc.), a shower room, dining area, three bedrooms (1 double, 1 single, 1 bunk, Travel Cot available) living area with French doors opening onto an outside deck which overlooks the meadows and garden.  Ideal for relaxing Summer evenings. Bed linen and towels are provided. There is a ramp for wheelchair or buggy access, to the door and deck.

TESCO will do home delivery to our postcode IP13 0ND.  The local CO-OP in Wickham Market also delivers purchases made in store. 

If you do not feel like cooking, you are able to book breakfast and lunch at the Camargue Café on site.  You can also drop in at any time for freshly ground coffee and delicious homemade cakes. If you would like to order an evening meal, this can be arranged, and then you can collect it, and keep it warm in your oven, ready to eat when you feel like it. 

Now with free Wifi.

Sleeps between 1 and 5 guests. Well behaved, clean pets are welcome. 

If you wish to bring your own horses to stay with you, please contact us to arrange details.

Check in after 3pm and check out by 11am.

To Book

Contact us to check availability. Short breaks or longer lets available. 

Prices 2018

Short breaks (minimum 2 nights) from £125 per night

1 week (7 nights)

off peak -       £570 per week

June -            £670 per week

July/August -  £700 per week

A non-refundable deposit is payable on booking to secure your place. 


The Area 

Valley Farm is situated in 80 acres of pasture, the river Deben runs around the property.  There are traditional Suffolk dykes, ponds, woodland and hedgerows, making it ideal for bird watching. Our nature trails take you through the woods and along the river banks as well as around the pony paddocks.

There is plenty to do for young and older people.  You could book your children into one of our activity days while you explore the area.  In addition to the animals, farm walks and all the horse riding activities on-site, there is also a 9 hole golf pay and play course adjoining the property.  http://www.gleveringmill.co.uk/

We are just a 10 minute walk from the small town of Wickham Market, which has a good variety of shops and restaurants or you could be pampered at Bellisima Beauty. The Visit Wickham Market website gives you more local information. https://www.visitwickhammarket.co.uk

We are only a short drive or cycle ride from many other picturesque villages and towns, such as Easton, Pettistree and Framlingham.

We are about 12 miles from the Suffolk heritage coast resorts of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness famous for the 'house in the clouds' and its boating Meare.  Minsmere nature reserve is just 17 miles from us. Other places of interest nearby include, Sutton Hoo (Anglo-Saxon burial site), Framlingham & Orford Castles, Rendlesham UFO Trail,  Snape Maltings, Southwold famous for its Adnams beer and the Amber museum, there are many other museums, historic houses, wildlife parks and places for quiet or noisy days out.  Visitor information leaflets are available from reception.

What to do

There is plenty to do for young and older people.  

  • Explore the farm.
  • Enjoy our nature/dog walks round the meadows, along the river banks and through the woodland.
  • Meet the animals
  • Feed the chickens
  • Make friends with the ponies, donkeys, and camel
  • Listen to the owls at night
  • Watch the buzzards, herons and egrets by day
  • Have a picnic.
  • Spot the constellations or look for shooting stars
  • Watch the sun go down while enjoying the evening on the deck
  • Visit the gibbet in Potsford Wood
  • Paddle in the river under Glevering Bridge
  • Cycle or walk round the country lanes into the nearby picturesque Vilages of Easton or Pettistree
  • Visit the local tourist attractions
  • Choose from a wide range of Equestrian and riding activities on site.
  • Why not book your children into one of our activity days, while you explore the area in peace?
  • Play a round of golf at the adjoining 9 hole pay and play course.
  • Pop into the on site cafe for coffee and cake or delicious meals, while your children wear themselves out on the play ground.
  • Observe the ponies grazing peacefully in the meadows and spot the wildlife.
  • Or just relax and do nothing and enjoy the peace and quiet.

If you would like riding lessons or trail rides during your stay, it is a good idea to book in advance to ensure that horses are available, especially during peak times. For tiny tots we offer a 20 minute lead rein ride round the farm. For older children and adults, you can chose from 1 hour or half hour lessons or trail rides. These are available for non riders through to experienced riders. We teach a variety of equestrian sports at Valley Farm, in addition to teaching riding basics. Why not have a go at Western Riding, Side saddle riding, carriage Driving or Vaulting?  We are able to provide fields/stabling for guests who wish to bring their own horses. Please call to discuss your requirements.

UP-COMING EVENTS

VAULTING GROUP LESSON

Saturday, November 24, 2018

£16.00  

Have a go at Vaulting.

FUN DRESSAGE

Sunday, November 25, 2018

£8.00  

Suitable for adults and children. Fun and friendly.

WESTERN GAMES

Sunday, December 2, 2018

£25.00  

Join us for an afternoon of Western Games. To include ; B

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SOCIAL GROUP WITH COFFEE & CAKE

Friday, December 7, 2018

£30.00  

Join us for a natter and a relaxing hack around our beautifu

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FUN FESTIVE JUMPING

Sunday, December 9, 2018

£8.00  

Class 1. Clear Round upto 30cm Class 2.

GRIDWORK CLINIC

Friday, December 14, 2018

£53.00  

Friendly 1 hour 1:1 sessions throughout the day.

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ACTIVITY DAY

Thursday, December 20, 2018

£70.00  

A fun day of horse based activities suitable for boys or gir

ACTIVITY DAY

Friday, December 21, 2018

£70.00  

A fun day of horse based activities suitable for boys or gir