Relax and unwind
We have two double bedrooms, one with an ensuite bathroom and one with a private shower room. We also have a family room, connected to one of the bedrooms. Each room is furnished with quirky nods to local history. A unique Shepherd’s Hut is available from June to September. Our hearty breakfasts are cooked on the Aga and either served in the kitchen or sitting room overlooking our garden.
After a day of exploring, relax and unwind on the terrace in our garden or cosy guest sitting room, with a pot of tea or coffee and homemade cake. An open log fire will greet you and quickly warm you up on colder days. Then you can plan your next day’s activities, with the help of an abundance of local books and maps and our wealth of local knowledge.
Southwold, Walberswick, Dunwich and RSPB Minsmere are no further than a ten-minute drive away and Aldeburgh, Snape, and Orford are within easy reach. We are also a perfect place to stay if you enjoy walking and cycling. In fact you can stay without getting in your car again.
Footpaths from the farm take you across meadows, heaths and by the banks of the River Blyth all the way to the coast, or inland to the market town of Halesworth. A secure lock up is provided if you want to bring bikes. If you travel by train, we can pick you up from our local railway stations at either Halesworth or Darsham, which are both ten minutes away. Trains from London take two hours and operate hourly.
Food from the farm
We pride ourselves on using local, fresh produce, from our farm when possible. At breakfast, as well as helping yourselves to fruits and muesli, you can select the cooked breakfast of your choice which includes everything from a full-cooked English to locally smoked haddock with poached egg. Eggs come from our free-range chickens and all meat is sourced from local butchers. Jams and marmalades are all home made using produce from our kitchen gardens and hedgerows. Bread is either home-made or from a local artisan bakery.
And in the evening, just a five-minute walk away, is the Star Inn, our local pub, where you can enjoy Adnams beer and other local craft beers. The Star also serves ‘simple home cooking using local ingredients’. In the adjacent village of Blyford is the Queen’s Head and there are plenty of other pubs and restaurants to choose from in the area.
If, like us, you look for something a little bit different, maybe off the beaten track then you will not be disappointed in Hall Farm bed and breakfast. Annie and Bob are the loveliest of hosts, welcoming without being intrusive. The house is an idyll we just didn’t want to leave. What can I say. Furnished tastefully and beautifully. Feather bedding with 100% cotton covers and pillow cases (personally a must for me) high tech telly to keep hubby happy and a spotlessly clean bathroom with Neals Yard product – need I go on? Yes as I haven’t mentioned the breakfast or Bobs home made bread! It’s just the detail really. Actually I could have stayed forever and was quite sad to leave. Yes you could stay in Southwold if you like that sort of thing but for us Hall Farm was the sanctuary we needed for a wonderful weekend away.Elizabeth