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Places to visit and things to do while on holiday at Oasis Barn

Walking, Cycling and Riding

With tranquil surroundings and spectacular views across the fields All Saints offers an ideal location for walkers; with designated footpaths on the doorstep it is easy to reach a plethora of local churches, each with their own unique history.

Equally cyclists will enjoy the maze of country lanes through the reasonably flat countryside. Links to examples of routes that  can be followed can be found to the right.

In the holiday season why not book a 'Pony day' at North Manor or a Hackney carriage ride around Southwold pulled by heavy horses.

Breweries and Vineyards

We are within a couple of miles of St. Peter's brewery and only 3 miles from Valley farm Vineyards. At the Flint vineyard, vines were only planted in 2016 and one of the region's biggest brewers and distillers (Adnams) is also easily reachable. Various tours are available at these sites, but some are closed at certain time of year so please check first.


All Saints South Elmham is located in the Waveney valley countryside where various fishing venues abound. Less than a mile from trout fly fishing and 5 miles from mirror and common carp fishing, along with Roach and Bream.


Within a couple of miles it is possible to wild swim. We are lucky to be only a 20 minute drive from the Beccles Lido, a great outdoor pool for the summer only. Or why not book exclusive use for your group at Oaklands. Alternatively you can always pay a visit to the beach and swim in the sea. If you wish to take your dog for a dive then there is a 'Canine dip & dive'...


Being located in the beautiful Waveney valley means that we are not far from water to explore. With activities ranging from from a quiet canoe to watching high powered racing at Oulton broad. If you just want to spend a couple of minutes on a rowboat, why not visit the Walberswick/Southwold ferry.


In the countryside, all you have to do to view the wildlife is open your curtains onto the surrounding fields where hares and deer are often at play and a barn owl can regularly be seen silently gliding over the fields looking for breakfast. Our pond is home to a family of moorhens and a kingfisher has also been known to visit. The River Waveney Study Centre often has events over the summer period and we within driving distance of the excellent Minsmere reserve and surrounding area that has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).


We are an easy drive from an array of beaches from the very quiet to the busier (in the town of Lowestoft). Many of these beaches are dog friendly as well.

For the children

Some holidays are not complete without a trip to a park. Here are some alternatives from the totally quirky at 'The under the pier show' to the more mainstream at 'Pleasurewood hills'. Please be aware that 'Go-ape' and 'Bewilderwood' are an hour's drive away.


We are lucky to be close to some lovely golf courses where you are able to play without membership.


Halesworth has arts events throughout the year with the Halesworth arts festival taking place in October and at Southwold is the curious 1920's style picture palace. There's always the option of venturing further afield to Norwich or Snape, both less than 40 minutes by car.


Find out about the local area. Find out why a port the size of London in the 14th century is now no more than a fishing village at Dunwich. Or visit what was a Royal palace in Norman times in Norwich.

Stately homes

Suffolk and Norfolk boast some fine homes and halls. Listed here are those that are easily reachable. However, if you wish to drive over an hour there are some real beauties, including the royal Sandringham estate.


Should you want to drift in a balloon, cruise gracefully in a glider or rush through the air under a parachute - all can be accessed not far from All Saints South Elmham.

Local food producers

The Waveney valley area is fast becoming a place for artisan and craft food producers. We also boast an array of establishments who do things 'the old fashioned way'.

If you think only the French can produce Brie then wait until you taste 'Barod Bigod' cheese.


It's a pleasure just to drive with wind in hair along local country lanes. However, if more excitement is needed you could try something here.

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