Comments from press and visitors

Newspaper and magazine articles featuring the Workshop:

She Magazine, March 2008
“Luxury self-catering without the hassle!... : A spacious Victorian stable building converted with more than just a nod to modern design. The Workshop features a large open-plan living area decorated with iconic 20th-century furniture, from a Tolomeo Mega floor lamp to an Arne Jacobsen dining table and chairs..and a stunning suspended spherical fireplace. It's set on the edge of a wildflower meadow and boasts huge glass doors leading out onto oak decking.”

Move or Improve? Magazine, January 2008
“Alex and Naomi Tarry took on a new challenge when they transformed a run-down outbuilding on their farm into a contemporary living space for guests.”  Click here to read the full eight page feature.

East Anglian Daily Times, Saturday Magazine, July 2007
“To enjoy Suffolk at its best, you might seek out the Best of Suffolk – Lynne Mortimer talks to Naomi and her husband Alex Tarry who look for that special something in holiday homes.. Passionate about showing the county at its best, they are also committed to restoring their houses with original fittings and seek out local craftsmen and women to make sure the whole thing is as authentic as possible.”

The Guardian - Travel, January 2007
Five Best Love Nests:  “The Workshop is nothing like a workshop.  It’s a tasteful contemporary bolthole with Arne Jacobsen furniture and a spherical steel fireplace dangling from the ceiling.”

The Guardian – Space, October 2006
Feature about the stunning suspended fireplace at The Workshop.

Visitor comments

"We only live 30 mins away but the last 2 days have felt a million miles away from everyday life… The workshop is amazing, Kevin McCloud would be proud of this hideaway!"

"Perfect Perfect Perfect"

"Beautiful property, thoughtfully decorated, great facilities (esp. the shower).  Lovely location – recommended eating at the Lighthouse (Aldeburgh), the Black Olive deli (Southwold) – we will be back." 


"Thoughtfully and beautifully decorated property with an engaging view – and sheep! We only wish we owned it ourselves!  With many thanks."

"Cool, chic and very very relaxing!"

"An amazing place with fantastic terrace in such a lovely part of the country.  We will definitely be back again and again. PS loved the sheep." 

"Great location – perfect place to relax….wish we could stay longer"

"What a fantastic place!  We could not have wished for a better weekend – could not have asked for anything more."

"Sheer Bliss!"

"Fantastic spot, very cool decor and very friendly sheep!  Great place to explore the beauty of Suffolk, hope to be back soon!" 

"What a wonderful place to spend our honeymoon!  We have found some wonderful pubs and restaurants.  The sheep have entertained us and we have had a thoroughly delightful stay.  Thank you for such a charming place to rest and relax." 

"Really enjoyed our stay…  Loved the fire...  Great delis and butchers nearby…  Workshop really is “The Best of Suffolk”." 

"Your place is stunning & so restful – we only wish we could have stayed longer." 

"An idyllic spot and we had a relaxing 4 days.  Beautiful house and style, loved it and hope to be back soon."
"What fabulous surroundings to relax in… Loved it, Loved it…"

"Wonderful, idyllic, peaceful – a real getaway from life’s stress and strain."

"A fab place to stay, you have done it our so well.  We loved staying here. The fire place is great and the shower is huge.  Local pubs are great.  Orford castle and river trip blows out the cobwebs in autumn…" 

"Workshop is probably a bad name, more like “relax shop!”  Had an amazing time, a perfect place to explore the best of Suffolk.  The best thing you can do is spend the day visiting the farms, deli and the vineyard ready for a night in with wonderful food and wine."

"Thank you for a relaxing stay, it really is a fantastic place."

"Had a wonderful weekend, perfect for unwinding, amazing views."

"What a perfect place to spend a hideway Christmas!"

"Lovely place for our wedding anniversary weekend… "

"The perfect place to spend our honeymoon – relaxed, private, great design, an ideal place to bring bikes with so many places within reasonable distance.. "

"You’ve enticed us all the way from Toronto, Canada.  Returning to Suffolk has been a pleasure – so much to explore, great cycling, great food and a great place.  Thanks for your extra help!"

"A dream break…and now back to reality."

"Shows what can be achieved with good design.  Sunny days: is it always like this in a Suffolk January?  Output of Earl Soham brewery recommended." 




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