Seven Spar Farm

Sandy Lane, Charsfield, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 7QN

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Seven Spar Farm is situated in beautiful rural Suffolk, roughly midway between Woodbridge and Framlingham. There is easy access from the A12 and the coast and the heathlands are all within easy reach, as are an assortment of interesting places to visit. Some of the most notable would include Easton Farm Park, Framlingham Castle, Sutton Hoo, Suffolk Punch Trust, Snape, Maltings and RSPB Minsmere which are all within a short drive. The site is at the end of a "No Through Road" which means that there is no passing traffic, and allows for a peaceful setting with plenty of walks away from main roads.

Seven Spar, which only stands in 10 acres, in common with hundreds of farms across the country became uneconomic as an agricultural unit, hence the change of use for both land and buildings. My wife Gill and I purchased the farm in 1974 and have loved the spot so much that we are still here today. We initially operated as a pig farm with 100 sows producing piglets and in 2003 we added geese to the mix and since 2000 had 750 pigs and 1000 geese. From 1980 I have had a full time job in the allied industries and Gill has kept the livestock side going with help on weekends and evening. As we both got older, the physical work became more difficult, and in 2012 when I was 70 and Gill was 69 we decided to stop.

Initially we let the buildings for pig production and kept the geese but this only lasted 2 years. In January 2017 we closed everything down and made various alterations to the building, including the addition of a porta cabin toilet block which has 2 unisex and 1 disabled toilets, and more recently a shower unit, which we hope will be a welcome facility for those of you using the site.

On the site we have 5 of the latest electric hook ups which have their own LED lights, and are individually tripped, together with a waste and toilet emptying bay. There is a water supply on site, both for drinking and for rinsing, and a reception hut which houses the electrical distribution and tourist information leaflets. This also has power points for phone charging. A battery charger is available in our service hut in the farm yard. We have made every effort to provide the facilities which will make your stay enjoyable and memorable. We would welcome any feedback and suggestion you may have.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Disabled facilities*
  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: fair
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

* Please confirm with owner

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Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM

Latest departure time: 10:00 AM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
IP13 7QN
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GPS:
Lat 52.166027 / Lon 1.307269
OS field ref:
TM262571
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Ipswich
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Harwich (40 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Campsea Ashe
  • Train station within 5 miles

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3 night Short break

This is a lovely site and very peaceful. The owner is very friendly and helpful. This is a great site for pets and the facilities are all good. If I am ever back up this way I will stay here again. Thanks for a lovely short break in a beautiful location.
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We stayed for 2 nights with our daughter and grandchildren. We had a lovely welcome from Mike, his horse in the adjacent field and his two friendly dogs! Mike very kindly agreed that our grandaughter could pitch her small tent between our 2 pitches - there is plenty of room and each pitch has hook up and are level. Emptying points for grey water, cassette, rubbish etc., clean convenient and well kept. It is a very peaceful and quiet site - lots of birdsong. We used our own facilities, but the shower and toilet block is just a short walk in the yard if needed. We visited the Suffolk Punch Trust just a short drive away - well worth the trip. There is lots of room on site - the grandchildren set up swing ball without inconveniencing our neighbours! We'll definitely be returning - thank you Mike for making us so comfortable.
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Very pleasant field on a farm

We had a lovely welcome from the local horse (in the adjacent field) and the site owners dog's. The site itself is fairly level and each of the 5 pitches has it's own EHU. Lovely and quiet here and some footpaths to walk for as many miles as you might care to do. The last half a mile or so is done a narrow lane, so don't arrive too early, or you might meet a vacating caravan! A very pleasant stay at this CL. We shall return.
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Peace and tranquility in the countryside

We are currently enjoying a 5 night stay on this beautiful CL. The site is immaculately kept, very pretty and very private being situated in the middle of nowhere at the end of a no through road.

The site is spacious with EHU. The water and waste points etc are very clean and tastefully hidden with prudent planting. There are even showers and toilets open and available in the adjacent farmyard. (this is no longer a working farm).We haven't needed them as we are using our own facilities but still nice to know. 

The owners are friendly and helpful. They keep bees and free range hens which ensures a constant supply of fresh eggs and honey available to purchase.

The only sounds are the birds and the lack of light pollution allows full enjoyment of the night skies. The views are stunning over open fields or trees in three directions and over the owners elderly horse living out his retirement in the adjoining paddock/stable in the other!

There are lots of lovely walks from the site plus picturesque villages and places of interest to visit. There are 7 dog friendly beautiful beaches within a short travelling distance by car and these are an absolute joy.

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Tranquil and delightful

The three of us, dog included, really enjoyed our time here. We stayed for a week in August and visited places from Orford, through to Woodbridge and up to Southwold. Our dog loved the walks around the farm, with the 5m field margins of well mowed grass. We even walked into Charsfield from the site. Shower and facilities were an added bonus.
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