Ancient House Barn, Woodbridge

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets? YES

Main Features


Ancient House Barn is a perfect mix of period features and contemporary fittings and furnishing, with a wonderful open plan living/kitchen/dining room on the first floor – ideal for spending time with friends and family. Located in a quiet mews, this pet-friendly holiday home is just minutes from the centre of Woodbridge, a bustling market town.

Sleeps 4: 1 King I 1 King zip/link I 1 En suite bathroom I 1 Shower room

What our guests say

"Great place to stay and lovely accommodation, great walks along the river and some superb pubs. Very handy for RSPB nature reserves at Minsmere, Boyton, Haversgate, Hollesley and Flatford. Sutton Hoo and Framlingham Castle – great days out too."

"We have thoroughly enjoyed our break at Ancient House Barn. The Barn is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. We liked the upstairs down living and the sleeping arrangements are so comfortable. Woodbridge is an ideal base to explore the surrounding area. We visited Southwold, Aldeburgh, Orford and walked to Melton along the river. We will definitely be back – Suffolk is beautiful."

"Excellent facilities at Ancient House Barn – we very much enjoyed our stay. Spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated, we loved “upstairs down” living arrangements of bedrooms downstairs as these were nice and cool for bedtime! Great choice of restaurants at Woodbridge, with some lovely shops and nice to wander down the river in the evenings. We visited Snape Maltings, Dunwich for fish and chips, Framlingham, Orford, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness. We will definitely book this lovely barn for next year!"

"We have had yet another fantastic holiday at the Ancient House Barn. It is just soooo comfortable. Our 2 year old has loved exploring Suffolk with us again. We have bought lots of nice books at Browsers, gone swimming in the Deben pool, enjoyed great lunches at the Wild Strawberry Café and loved the cakes from The Cake Shop Bakery. We have sailed our pond yacht and played in park, loved walks along the river and generally had a fabulous time. THANK YOU for the bubbles and making our stay so great. We can’t wait to come back in 6 weeks’ time for our summer holiday and do it all again."

''Fantastic stay, thank you. Felt very Covid safe. Great cottage, comfortable and complete with everything you could need. Lovely location. Would love to come back soon.'' - May, 2021

''This was our first break after a very long time and we could not have picked a better place to stay. Spotlessly clean and so comfortable. It really was a home from home. And what a great location!'' - May, 2021 


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Ancient House Barn at Woodbridge

Guests are welcomed into a hall with door opening to the ground floor bedrooms which comprise a master bedroom with en suite bathroom and a bedroom with zip and link beds, plus an additional shower room. The bedrooms are fitted with internal louvred shutters. With original beams in the vaulted ceiling, the light and spacious first-floor reception room has been cleverly designed with a central island designed for catering and the dining area to one side with the sitting area to the other.

There is a private parking space in the courtyard and a little table and chairs by the front door, which is the perfect spot for a morning coffee or aperitif.

Ground floor
The entrance from the Mews courtyard opens into the hallway with carpeted stairs leading directly to the open-plan first floor and doors to the inner hall leading to the bedrooms, as well as the shower room.

Shower Room
A modern shower room with laminate flooring, a shower cubicle, basin built into a vanity unit, WC, large mirror with light and shaver socket and heated towel rail.

A sunny room with windows to the mews and zip and link beds giving the option of king or twin configuration. There’s a wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair and bedside units with lamps on.

Master Bedroom
This large light room has a king-size bed with a sturdy wooden frame and matching bedside drawers. Additionally, there’s a wardrobe, chest of drawers, sitting area with two chairs and an occasional table plus a full-length mirror.

En suite bathroom
This lovely bathroom has a full-size bath with central taps and hand shower, plus a large shower cubicle, WC, heated towel rail and pretty washbowl with mirror with pin lights and shaver socket.

First Floor
The stairs rise to the first floor which is entirely taken up by the light and spacious living/kitchen/dining room.

Living/Kitchen/Dining room
Tastefully combining a modern kitchen with period features. An island is at the centre of the room, housing integral fridge, freezer, wine cooler, induction hob with extractor above, and ample storage. The built-in microwave, double oven, dishwasher, and sink are located in the back wall.

The unique wall mounted gas fire with limestone surround is a feature in the sitting area which is furnished with a three-seater sofa and three comfortable chairs plus occasional tables. Equipment includes a flat-screen Smart TV with FreeView and iPod docking station.

There’s a desk next to the Wifi router plus an antique typewriter so you may prefer to bring your own laptop! At the other end of the room is an extendable table with five chairs, two additional folding chairs, and feature light.

A table and two chairs are positioned at the front of Ancient House Barn so you can relax with a book in the open air.

A parking space is allocated in the mews where this terraced holiday home is located. However the entrance to the courtyard is only 2.34m wide.

There is a delightful communal garden in the corner of the Mews with a table and five chairs where guests can enjoy the fresh air.

Ancient House Barn sits beside another charming holiday cottage which can be booked in conjunction to accommodate eight guests. Please click on The Binnacle for further information and to make a booking.

Whats Included?

All prices include 100% cotton bed linen, towels, heating and electricity, plus a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits to help you get your break off to a relaxing start.

This comfortable terraced self-catering holiday home is equipped with modern towel rails, gas fired central heating to radiators, gas feature fire and appliances which include a smart TV with Freeview, Wi-Fi and iPod docking station. The kitchen is equipped with an electric induction hob, double oven, built in microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, and wine cooler.

Due to the age of the building a ventilation and extractor system has been installed to constantly change the air – benefitting guests as well as the building.

A travel cot, high chair and stair gate are available from the property owners on request at the time of booking.

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This Suffolk self-catering accommodation is located moments from the heart of the historic market town of Woodbridge, located on the River Deben. The town has an excellent range of markets, cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops as well as an independent cinema and the famous Tide Mill, a rare example of a tide mill whose water wheel still turns.

Guests can enjoy the bird life on the nearby mud flats with ‘Birds by Barge’ trips, with the anticipation of seeing an elusive avocet, provided on the River Deben by the RSPB between November and February. Woodbridge is also famous for those who enjoy sailing and is great for cycling and walking.

Woodbridge is conveniently located for exploring the Suffolk Coast and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The picturesque town of Aldeburgh is a short drive away, as is RSPB Minsmere, the fascinating historic burial ground of Sutton Hoo, the Bawdsey Peninsular and Quay with unspoilt small sandy beach.

Woodbridge railway station is a few minutes walk away.
Sorry, no smoking or unaccompanied teenagers.

The entrance to Ancient House Mews is only 2.34m wide so may not be suitable for all vehicles.

Great care has been taken in this sensitive conversion of the Listed Building and to safeguard the vulnerable historic fabric a permanent operating humidistat controlled air extraction system has been installed. Therefore a decision has been taken not to incorporate a washing machine, thereby avoiding the damage to the timber structure caused by condensation drawn from wet clothes and from the washing machine itself.

Once you have filled out the online booking form, you will be given the option to pay by credit or debit card, or by BACs transfer. A 25% deposit is requested at the time of your booking to secure your booking. The balance and a returnable good housekeeping deposit are due six weeks before your holiday commences. Please click here to see our full terms and conditions of booking
This property is not to be used for parties and has a zero tolerance policy on smoking and illegal substances..

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