Manor Farm Knodishall

UK England East Anglia Suffolk Saxmundham

  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Walking
Luxury glamping with private facilities, four miles from the Suffolk coast

If you want glamping done right, go somewhere they understand you. Samantha and Peter have been running an award-winning B&B from their farmhouse, 10 minutes’ drive from the Suffolk Coast, for years now. Their move in to glamping – channeling their knowledge of first class hospitality – seemed a logical next step. Especially when the setting, in the Alde Valley, is already one of Suffolk’s most popular places to holiday in the outdoors.

Despite its former B&B credentials, Manor Farm Knodishall is still very much a working farm, growing potatoes, onions, maize and some 200,000 Christmas trees. It’s also the perfect home for the free-range hens the couple rescued a few years back and, of course, Harry and Meghan, the characterful geese that give the farm their royal stamp of approval from the privacy of a small pond. The working nature of the farm does mean you should expect the odd tractor and animal noises, but that’s proper Suffolk life and not something that will bother you. It is supposed to feel a bit like ‘camping’ after all.

There's a good dose of luxury at Manor Farm though. There are three Lotus Belle Tents in total; bulbous, cream-canvas structures pitched on a firm, flat surface. Inside they feature king-sized beds, futon-style chairs for children and hardwood furnishings, plus a wood-fired stove to keep you warm, while each has its own private bathroom and a well-equipped kitchenette. Transparent ‘stargazer panels’ in the ceiling, meanwhile, let you enjoy the best of the night sky from your bed.

Peter and Samantha pride themselves on providing the little extras that make your experience special, like hotel-quality robes and cotton bedlinen to send you straight into relaxation mode after a long day walking on the beach. They also encourage guests to use their full-sized tennis court or make the most of the large lawn at the farmhouse that’s a hot spot for sunbathers.

Set along Suffolk’s Heritage Coast, it’s four miles to the 20th-century seaside village of Thorpeness, complete with a converted water tower that now looks like a treehouse from a Disney film, and around the same distance to the shops and pubs in Aldeburgh (the two villages make for a nice circular walk). It’s four miles, too, to Snape Maltings, an old malting house that’s now been converted into an atmospheric arts venue, and five miles to the beach at Sizewell, a good spot for swimming, backed by sand dunes. In all, it’s plenty to keep you busy without ever venturing far from your tent.

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  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
  • Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered

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Each of our bell tents can accommodate a maximum of two adults, two children and one well behaved dog. The price per unit is set up for two adults sharing with all linin and towels provided. If you would like to add the laundry for a child its is an extra cost of £10 per child per night, alternatively you are welcome to bring your own bedding and towels for children. Dogs are priced at an additional £10 per night.


  • King size bed with a wooden frame and large hotel quality pocket sprung mattress
  • Two futon chair beds
  • Bedside Tables
  • Rechargeable lights and bug zapper
  • Each bell tent is decorated and furnished tasteful to make the most of the space
  • Bunting, fairy lights, rug and indoor plants
  • All bed linin provided, hypoallergenic, high quality cotton sheets, all seasons duvet and extra blankets (please add bed linin to your booking for children if you would like us to provided it). Please note: From 2022 bedlinen and towels for children is included in the prices when they are added to the booking.
  • Bistro table for two
  • Log burner (logs included) with clear instructions on how to get your little fire burring - up to date fire regulations including extinguisher, smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector
  • Sleep under the stars with the Lotus Stargazer panels which gives you a 360 degrees view of the nights sky


  • Deluxe 4 Burner Gas Barbecue with side burner
  • A large picnic bench in your private outdoor space
  • Upcycled fire pit (all logs, kindling and matches included)
  • Customised deckchairs perfect for stargazing, can be used inside or out
  • Use of farmhouse lawn
  • Use of the full sized all seasons tennis court

Private Kitchenette & Bathroom (within converted stable block):

  • Walk-in-showers, flushing toilets and basin with vanity unit
  • Constant hot water
  • Electricity
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated towel rail
  • Food preparation and cleaning area
  • Cooking equipment and barbeque utensils
  • Kettle, Toaster and under-the-counter fridge freezer
  • Fluffy cotton towels and robes for each adult guest (please add linin to your booking for children if you would like us to provide towels)
  • First aid kit
  • OS map of the area
  • Welcome gift on arrival

Suitable For

The perfect place for couples, families and  groups to unwind. Each of our three Lotus Bell Tents has a hotel standard king size bed with a pocket sprung mattress. Our large bell tents can accommodate an additional two camp beds per unit for children. Guests are welcome to bring one well behaved dog per glamping unit. Our glamping holidays are suited to lots of different people; non-campers, couples, groups, the young and old! Our stylish bell tents enable guests to enjoy the great outdoors with a few added home comforts. Everything’s here for you, ready and waiting!


The Suffolk Coastal area has so much to offer. Just two hours outside of London you can escape to the county in style. Manor Farm Knodishall is situated right in the heart of Suffolk's beautiful Heritage Coast, a hot-spot for tourists who want to see the best that Suffolk has to offer. Just 4 miles from the coast there is lots of opportunity to explore some of Suffolk's coastline and quaint coastal towns. Suffolk is a very peaceful corner of England, there is definitely a slower pace of life which we hope that guests will embrace and take the time to enjoy all that this area has to offer. Manor Farm Knodishall is located four miles east of the A12 between Saxmundham and Aldeburgh. The A12 runs adjacent to Suffolk's coast line providing quick and easy access to may of Suffolk's must see attractions.
  • Aldeburgh - A beautiful seaside town, where fish and chips on the beach is a must! Discover the wide range of shop from well stocked charity shop to         designer boutiques. Aldebrugh also has a good selections of pubs and restaurants, see our local dining page for our recommendations.
  • Thorpness - This little village was created as a coastal holiday resort by Captain Ogilvie for his friends and family. In the centre of the picturesque                 village is the meare where you can hire rowing boats to potter around the lake. It's a lovely two mile coastal walk from Thorpness to Aldeburgh, would         would definitely recommend stopping at one or the other for a bite to eat before walking back!
  • Snape - Home to the Snape Maltings Concert Hall! For a small village Snape has a lot to offer, from walk along the river marshes to shopping at the             Maltings or local dining in one of the villages three pubs.
  • Woodbridge - One of the larger towns in the area. Woodbridge is situated along the river Deben and offers a variety of river walks along the harbour.         Woodbridge, like Aldeburgh has a wide variety of shops from small boutiques to well known labels.
  • Southwold - This popular coastal town is only 15 miles away from us. There is something for everyone in Southwold.

Food & Drink

Luckily for us there is a large number of local restaurants near us; however, to make things easier for you we have listed below is a selection of some of our favourites! We would recommend booking to save disappointment, especially during summer.
The Old Chequers, Friston: 01728 688 039

This pub is just over half a mile from Manor Farm. The landlord always keeps your glass topped up! Great food, with a friendly service. Easy to walk to across the fields! Closed Monday & Tuesday.

The Parrot, Aldringham: 01728 830221
Lovely local pub, recently been taken over by the same people that own the Dolphin (another good pub). Closed on Mondays

The Crown Inn, Snape: 01728 688 324
A beautiful country pub. This historic building has a lot of tales to tell. Most of the meat sold in the pub is from the landlady’s own smallholding. We love this pub for the use of local and fresh produce.

Plough and Sail, Snape: 01728 688 413
Bistro pub dining. Ideal location for lunch followed by a browse around the Snape Maltings.

The Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness: 01728 454 994
A beautiful historic building. A stone’s throw from the beach, we love to take a stroll after a filling meal.

DP’s Bar, Aldeburgh: 01728 453 530
Want to try somewhere different? We love this quirky Thai restaurant and bar. Food is only served during the summer season.

The Light House Restaurant, Aldeburgh: 01728 453 377
Restaurant open for morning coffee/lunch/dinner, with outdoor tables and an emphasis on local fish. They usually serve food until 9.30pm, even during the week, even during winter (great news for any late arrivals!) Sam and his team always

Regatta Restaurant, Aldeburgh: 01728 452 011
Situated in the middle of Aldeburgh High Street this restaurant offers constantly good food any day of the week.



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The Owner Says

Are you looking to escape to the country in style? Welcome to Manor Farm Knodishall.

We have three fully furnished Lotus Bell Tents with everything you need for a luxury camping experience.

Enjoy the stunning Suffolk countryside whilst relaxing in your very own stylish bell tent.

The tent is a very comfortable five meter diameter and you’ll be sleeping in a hotel quality king size bed. We also provide two futon single beds for children.
Spend an enchanting evening sleeping under the stars, two of our bell tents have 360 degree sky panels, or choose to stay cosy and cocooned with curtains drawn. Each bell tent has a wood burner for those cooler nights and we invite you to make use of the firepits too.
Logs are included in the price!
At Manor Farm Knodishall we believe in providing our guests with the ultimate luxury outdoor experience:
~ Private Kitchenette & Bathroom Facilities
~Electricity and a constant supply of hot water
~ Flushing toilets
~All your bedlinen provided (children's included for 2022 season), fluffy towels and hotel quality bathrobes (bathrobes for adults only).
~ Use of tennis court with rackets and balls provided
~Secluded 'Suffolk Farm Glampsite' situated within the large, picturesque farmhouse grounds

Each tent accommodates a maximum of two adults and two children.

We welcome one well behaved dog per bell tent.

Our check-in days are a Monday or Friday with a two night minimum stay. Discounts apply for longer stays!

We hope you enjoy staying in your stylish bell tents, revelling in the great outdoors with a few added home comforts.

Everything’s here for you, ready and waiting!

At Manor Farm Knodishall we have enjoy welcoming guests to our farm since 2017; although, the glamping in new to 2021 we had be running an award winning luxury bed and breakfast from the farmhouse. Due to our growing family we have made a few changes this year and closed the bed and breakfast; however, we have still kept the high standards of offering luxury guest accommodation.

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Social Distancing Measures

Contactless check in, please call us on your arrival and we will greet you from a distance and show you to your bell tent.
Hand sanitiser available before entering each kitchenet.
A strict cleaning routine is in place including washing of mattress and pillow protectors between guests.
There are no shared facilities on site.

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Three luxury bell tents, each sleeping two in a king-sized bed with optional futon-singles for up to two children.

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Contact Manor Farm Knodishall, Manor Farm, Grove Road, Knodishall, Suffolk IP17 1TL

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Getting There

Manor Farm is located four miles east of the A12 between Saxmundham and Aldeburgh. If turning off the A12, heaing south-east, join the B1121 on your left. After half a mile, turn right, continuing on the B1121 road. After half a mile or so, the road will take a slight left but continue following the B road for another mile and a half. At this point you’ll turn left onto Church Road before turning left again in just over a quarter of a mile. From here, turn left onto Grove Road. Continue for a little over half a mile and then turn right to reach Manor Farm.


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