Kestrel Shepherd's Hut (1 at Ivy Grange Farm Glamping)
- Lovely full-sized double bed
- Fully insulated with double glazed windows and a wood burner with plenty of logs
- Outside decking with table and chairs for al fresco dining
The Owner Says
In the barn there's an electric kettle and toaster as well as armchairs and sofas, table football, full-sized table tennis, books, maps, fridge-freezers, charging points for phones or laptops as well as WiFi. We aim to make your glamping experience the best and we hope you'll find everything you need here!
Adjacent to the barn is the 'Old Cowshed', here you will find flushing toilets, showers, basins, mirrors (as well as your own hot water bottle for the cooler ends of the season) and washing up facilities with plenty of hot water from the solar panels on the stable roof (supported by an environmentally friendly wood-pellet boiler and two huge hot water cylinders). And tucked away outside beneath the rowan tree you’ll find the double woodland shower with proper hot water in a wooded area well screened by willow fencing.
Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
Book with complete confidence at Ivy Grange Farm Glamping with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:
- A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
- Balance due 30 days before your holiday
- Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
- Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
- This guarantee supersedes any other policies
About Ivy Grange Farm Glamping
Suitable ForGlampers, families, groups – yes.
NearbyThe coastline, the estuaries, the excellent pubs and restaurants serving local food and, invariably, wine and beer! We are right on National Cycling Route 1, so great to explore the flat and intensely quiet roads nearby (there is a selection of bikes to borrow). You could also cycle to the Big Dog ferry nearby, a service which takes you to the marvellous and unique Locks Inn pub just outside Geldeston. Discover the delights of family-friendly RSPB Minsmere (home to Springwatch for several years) and the amazing new Suffolk Wildlife Trust reserve at Carlton Marshes. If on the other hand you just want to stay put and drink in the peace of the camp, you could join one of the birdwatching courses or wildlife night walks they run from time to time. The coast is not far away at Southwold, a seaside resort that was gentrified before the term was even invented. As a consequence there are great places to eat and drink, and the bonus of a decent beach and excellent pier with homespun attractions. The handsome small town of Beccles is just a few miles north, the southernmost outpost of the Broads and a great place to hire a boat or canoe to explore the waterways.
Food & DrinkOur village community run pub, The Racehorse, is fab for well-kept craft and keg-beers and wines. The Queen's Head at Blyford and Queen's Head at Bramfield are both worth a visit and St Peter's Brewery, a 15th century moated former-abbey, just 5 miles away in "The Saints" is a must. definitely not to be missed. Continuing the theme, if you are a brewery fan, check out Adnams at Southwold and try the brewery tour and check-out the fabulous kitchen store and cafe there. The market town of Halesworth has a good range of independent food shops as well as a larger Co-op, so you don't need to worry about bringing masses of food with you. Westhall village is home to The Racehorse Inn, just over a mile away and a lovely quiet walk or bike ride.
Site ReviewsAdd Your Review
Rated ★★★★★ over 7 reviews
Beautiful countryside, lots to do and see, wonderfully comfortable glamping and well-equipped
Peaceful, well maintained campsite
The perfect site run by the perfect hosts. There is everything you need and more, we couldn't have wished for a better time. The pizza oven was big hit and the pizzas benefitted from Kim's wild garlic. We started the day with their outdoor showers and ended with a campfire; amazing! We will be back! Charlotte and Andrew
Peace and tranquility
We stayed at Ivy Grange Farm in Lapwing Yurt in May 2014 for a week, we being me, my wife and two boys aged 4 and 1. Nick and Kim were the most generous of hosts in every way, and had really put so much thought into the needs of their guests on all levels. The Yurt itself was sumptuous inside, and we felt really spoilt. Though we didn't use the wood burner due to having glorious weather, had it been cooler we would have loved having the warmth and comfort that this would have afforded. Cooking outside on the decking was a real treat. Usually when we camp we squat round a trianga stove, and much as I love these, cooking with children can be hazardous and with the provisions here we were able to cook worry free, while the children played on the decking and in the meadow. When it did rain we were able to cook under shelter provided outside the old barn, which had now been turned into a lovely shower block which was clean and warm at all times, with plenty of space to put your belongings, and baskets too to leave things there. Brilliant. The barn also provided a huge games room / reading and dining area. The games room was traditional with board games / table football and table tennis i.e no computer type games you may find at other sites which have games rooms, which was bliss. At night there is no light pollution so You can star gaze while sitting round a traditional camp fire. The children loved this as did we. We cannot praise Nick and Kim highly enough who were very thoughtful and kind with us and our boys. In fact they invited our older son Elijah to help them make a cob style wood burning pizza oven from scratch, and turned this into a dragon which he then named. He has wonderful memories of this as do we. If you are cyclists the lanes around are wonderful to explore, and safe. We had our four year old riding on the road for the fist time, with vehicles showing great respect. In the future we hope to return and wish Nick and Kim all the success they deserve in such a worthy venture. Here you will find a slower pace to life which many of us require in the modern world. Nick and Kim have provided a space in which individuals may re-connect with themselves, families can re-connect with reach other, and all may immerse themselves in the peace and tranquility of nature as it is mean to be experienced. Thank you to you both.
blissful rural retreat
We stayed for 4 nights in the lovely Yellowhammer yurt, during a week of uninterrupted Suffolk sunshine. Yellowhammer was very spacious for the two of us, and would also be great for a family of 3 or 4 (as mentioned by another reviewer above, the Barn Owl yurt or the bell tent would both be roomy enough for a couple). The friendly, attentive owners Nick and Kim have thought of everything to make a stay at Ivy Grange Farm enjoyable and relaxing - their attention to the details really stands out. The yurts are decked out to a very high standard and make a great romantic cosy hideaway - and they're spaced out such that you feel like you have your own private area of the large field (but not too far to wander across to neighbouring yurts if you were staying as part of a group). We loved the Yurt's decking area and al fresco dining (open fire pit for BBQs, plus outdoor gas stove). The overall facilities are fantastic; the communal barn is a beautiful old building and the outdoor showers were hard to tear away from! It was a really nice touch that several bikes were available to help yourself to, and the quiet lanes for miles around are excellent cycling territory. We'd return in a heartbeat !!
Ivy Grange Farm Glamping is located at Butts Road, Westhall, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8RN
Hourly trains run to Brampton and Halesworth on the London to Lowestoft line via Ipswich, and Nick and Kim are happy to collect from either station – indeed the site offers an "own steam" discount for those arriving by train, bike or foot.