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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2013 via mobile

We arrived at the The Firs Farmhouse for a one night stay for a friends wedding in nearby Framlingham. Nestled in the Suffolk countryside was Jean and John's rural retreat! What a lovely place to stay - charming rooms, full of character and spotlessly clean. Fantastic breakfast to prepare us for our long journey back to Cheshire! Excellent value, would... More 

Thank raerae51
jeanthefirs, Owner at The Firs Farmhouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review it's really kind of you to take the time to write one. More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2013

I can not recommend the Firs highly enough. John and Jean make you feel so welcome and are such great hosts. I love the house and both the Georgian and Tudor guest rooms are plush and filled with lovely antiques. Most of all, Mavis and Tallulah, the wonderful Anglo-Nubian goats, are adorable! The setting is idyllic with a moat, ducks,... More 

Thank jhsmit
jeanthefirs, Owner at The Firs Farmhouse, responded to this review

Well what a lovely surprise to receive your review. Mavis and Tallulah were very impressed to get a mention. Thanks it's very special when people take the time to write their comments. Hope to see you soon. More 

1 review
Reviewed 9 December 2012

I highly recommend a stay at Jean & John's beautiful home. Lovely people, a warm welcome and perfect facilities, in a beautiful location. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay.......just a shame it was only one night. The room was beautiful with lovely little touches that made it the perfect place to stay.

Thank SharonLoades
jeanthefirs, Owner at The Firs Farmhouse, responded to this review

What a great review thanks so much for taking the time to post it. Really glad you both enjoyed yourselves hope to see you back in Suffolk again sometime with your beautiful sled dogs. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2012

We had a one night stay at The Firs and received a warm and friendly, but not overbearing greeting from the owners John and Jean - we knew immediately that our choice had been an excellent one. The farmhouse was stunning and our room, The Tudor Room, was amazing with the incredible four poster bed taking centre stage. The adjoining... More 

Thank Amanda K
jeanthefirs, Owner at The Firs Farmhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for such a detailed and great review it is much appreciated. We try to ensure that our guests have a happy time so very pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you when you are in Suffolk in the future. Thanks again More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2012

From the initial greeting from Jean and John to the time we reluctantly left, our stay at the Firs was simply outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble, the room was excellent, everything we could have expected was included, in fact more than could be reasonably expected such as dressing gowns, biscuits, binoculars etc etc. It was better than any top... More 

Thank John N
jeanthefirs, Owner at The Firs Farmhouse, responded to this review

How kind of you to post such a beautiful review, we so appreciate it when people take the time to write something about their stay. Thank you. More 

London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2012

We stayed here over the Bank Holiday weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our three nights at John and Jean's restored 16th Century farmhouse. We chose the Tudor room, which had a splendid four-poster bed, plus plenty of storage space, a TV, a fridge and a (non-working) fireplace. There was a medium-sized bathroom along the corridor with a standalone shower, a bath... More 

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jeanthefirs, Owner at The Firs Farmhouse, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your time with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to post the review, they are so important now in guests choosing where to stay, so every review is vital to us. Thanks again. More 

Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2012

From the moment I set eyes on this farmhouse I knew I was going to love my stay, and I was right. John and Jean are a lovely friendly couple. Jeans homemade cake is divine. I highly recommend this rural idyll.

Thank Z123AM
jeanthefirs, Owner at The Firs Farmhouse, responded to this review

Very thoughtful of you to post such a lovely review. Many people read reviews but don't always think of writing them so it is much appreciated. Thanks again. More 

1 review
Reviewed 8 July 2012

From the moment we booked, John and Jean were extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating. As we were coming up from London for a wedding, they even helped us to find a local cab firm to take us to the wedding venue and a recommended a pub that was still serving food late on the Friday night. We booked all three... More 

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93 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

If you are looking for the beauty and tranquility of the English countryside, The Firs is an excellent choice. The Firs is an old farmhouse with parts dating back to Tudor times, brought up to date very carefully by the present owners, Jean and John, who are very welcoming. Expect low beams, low doors and steep staircases - that's how... More 

Thank Inglenook
jeanthefirs, Owner at The Firs Farmhouse, responded to this review

So kind of you to post such a lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed, your time with us and the beautiful Suffolk countryside. More 

Chesham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 15 May 2012

We had only one night at The Firs Farmhouse but it was so comfortable and calm that we felt as though we'd been away for longer. We were made to feel very welcome by the proprietors Jean and John and their relaxed manner meant we instantly felt at home. It was a great location from which to explore the area,... More 

Thank Julia B

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The Firs Farmhouse is a charming, lovingly restored 16th century grade 11 listed farmhouse. It has many original features and is part moated, the moat being an ancient monument and is set in 3 acres with uninterrupted views across the gentle Suffolk countryside. We have two beautiful double bedrooms which are furnished in keeping with the age of the farmhouse. Both rooms have views across this peaceful and tranquil part of Suffolk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Firs Farmhouse

Address: Monk Soham IP13 7HD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Monk Soham
Price Range: $63 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“The Tudor Room was incredibly special with its four-poster and wonderful fireplace (not working).”
 of 5 bubbles AmandaK467, 25 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Two rooms to choose from, both excellent”
  • view from window of Georgian bedroom
 of 5 bubbles Z123AM, 17 Jul 2012 | Read review
“There are only two rooms! One is smaller, with a 4 poster bed and a separate large bathroom along a short corridor. The other is a larger room, with two windows and a smaller en-suite bathroom, with a conventional bed. Take your pick, they a both very pleasant.”
 of 5 bubbles Inglenook, 28 May 2012 | Read review
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