Seven Spar Farm
Sandy Lane, Charsfield, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 7QNView on map
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.
Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM
Latest departure time: 10:00 AM
Electric amperage: 16
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- IP13 7QN
- Lat 52.166027 / Lon 1.307269
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- 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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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.
Can thoroughly recommend.