WELCOME TO HILL FARM
A bit about us ... Hill Farm is a working farm in beautiful Suffolk. We grow crops and flowers, and have sheep in our meadows.
We have a small, friendly glamping site with eight 5m luxury bell tents in our woodland, with views of fields and hedgerows.
Each tent is named after local Suffolk Punch horses, past and present. Suffolk Punches are one of the biggest, rarest and most beautiful horse breeds in the world.
We provide you with beds, bedding and towels, electricity in each tent, individual cooking facilities, high quality showers and toilets, WiFi, and individual fire pits and BBQs.
Providing government Covid-19 guidance allows, our glamping site will be open between 29th May 2021 - 20th September 2021.
We look forward to welcoming you to Hill Farm.
We hope you love your stay and can't wait to return!
We love welcoming people to our farm to stay with us. Our 5m luxury bell tents tents cater for four people as standard, but can accommodate up to six. As well as our Glamping site, we have two holiday cottages near our farmhouse. We will also be offering facilities for special events on our farm from 2022.
EXPLORE THE AREA
Our immediate surroundings are a rural idyll, full of opportunities to explore the countryside. We are also ideally located between the vibrant city of Norwich, the market town of Bury St Edmunds, the popular and pretty coastal towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh, and Suffolk's county town, Ipswich.
keep up to date with our news ... Spring at hill Farm suffolk
What a year it’s been for everyone. This time last year, we were already well into our first lockdown, the rest of the year didn’t get any better, and we are still feeling the effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic.
At Hill Farm however, the natural rhythm of the seasons has continued uninterrupted, providing much needed comfort, blissfully unaware of the ongoing strife in the world outside.
Spring has well and truly sprung. White narcissus line the banks of the pond. The bluebells pop around the trees with an iridescent blue. And plucky pheasants strut around the garden, emboldened after last year’s shooting hiatus.
The weather is dry, with crisp, frosty mornings giving way to beautiful Spring sunshine.
On the farm, some fields are left fallow. This helps rebalance soil nutrients, provides a haven for wildlife, and enables us to ditch and drain the fields before autumn crops are sown.
Other fields are seeing the first green shoots of malting barley popping through the rich, brown soil. This will be harvested in the summer, to the delight of children staying in the glamping site, who will love seeing the combine and tractors chug up and down the fields.
The glamping site is taking shape for the season. Our bell tents are up, protected from the elements by their covers, and we have new wooden cooking huts and a larger kitchen for glampers to use.
Our tents will be dressed with furniture and linen over the coming weeks, ready to welcome glampers at the end of May. Logs are being split and put into bags with kindling and firelighters for the firepits, charcoal is bagged up for the BBQs, and the grass is being watered every day in preparation.
Our tents are named after the rarest and most magnificent of horse breeds – the local Suffolk punch. Two of these horses, Bracken and Mayfly, lived at Hill Farm and their names are etched on our stable block. Two others, Achilles and Polly, lived on the farm next door, and horse-mountain and massive character, Dexter, still does.
Having had to close for most of the year, we are now welcoming visitors to our holiday cottages again. Species of bird counted by our latest guests number 35, and include barn owls, kestrels, buzzards, red kites, skylarks and song thrushes.
And, last but not least, our barn renovation project continues its preparation phase, with the aim of welcoming visitors for special events at Hill Farm from Summer 2022.
We hope you have enjoyed Hill Farm news for Spring. Come and glamp with us in Summer 2021 and enjoy friendly Suffolk hospitality at its best.
Stay safe and well,
Stephie, Mary, Iain & baby Felix