“A lovely relaxing week in a fabulous barn conversion, being the first occupants, everything was perfect, loads to see in the area & so relaxing, will definitely be back”
“We have had the most amazing week thank you, having our daughter and 3 year old grandson for half the week was so lovely. Our two doggies had a wonderful time too, we have already booked for next year.
You know you're somewhere special the moment you step into the oak framed barn with massive vaulted living room, giving a fantastic open plan space for socialising at any time of the year – cosy wood burner for the winter and easy access to the patio for the summer months! Sleeping in the stunning galleried bedroom is certainly a unique experience for most guests and, for those who prefer more privacy, there's a second enclosed bedroom on the ground floor, next to the chic modern bathroom with luxuriously deep bath and walk-in shower.
The barn has an enclosed lawn with private terrace running along the back where you can enjoy meals in the fresh air, surrounded Suffolk countryside.
The majority of the ground floor is occupied by the massive living space with partially carpeted wooden stairs rising to the galleried bedroom, and an inner hall with doors to the guest bedroom and bathroom. There is also a door from the living area to the garden, great for dining outside in summer! The living space has a large travertine stone floor.
This amazing double height area is cleverly designed with a modern well-equipped kitchen running along one wall with an electric oven, ; and dining table and chairs conveniently next to it for those you prefer to eat at home.
Two sofas with a quirky upcycled coffee table are well positioned for watching entertainment on the flat screen TV next to a roaring wood burner, or for catching the summer breezes through the patio door. There's also a desk for those who enjoy writing (or need to do a spot of work!),
Ground Floor Bedroom
This room will be stylishly furnished with bedside units, a wardrobe, and super king zip and link bed so you can choose between a double or twin configuration.
A super modern bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail is being fitted.
The gorgeous galleried bedroom with wooden floor and glass balustrade, has a king size bed, bedside tables, wardrobe, chair with footstool, desk and additional chair for those needing to do a spot of work.
If peace and quiet is what you seek then this is the holiday home for you; sitting in a rural spot (yet within easy reach of the fashionable Suffolk coast) surrounded by farmland with wildlife and resident Guinea Fowls to keep you company. A wide patio, furnished with table, chairs and BBQ, runs along the back of the barn so you can truly unwind and enjoy meals in the open air. There’s also a good sized area of lawn fenced off where you can enjoy kicking a ball around, or your dog can roam safely; and freedom to enjoy the larger garden too. There’s ample parking as well.
The barn and attached garden are secure. Dogs should not be allowed on furniture. There is an outside tap and hose for washing down after muddy walks. There is warm water in the big sink in the outhouse to the right of the drive as you enter
All prices include 100% cotton bed linen, towels, underfloor heating and electricity, plus a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits to help you get your break off to a relaxing start.
This self-catering holiday barn is a particularly environmentally friendly property with ground source heating pump and solar panels with a B EPC rating. There is a TV in the living room and Wifi. The kitchen is well equipped with built-in fridge-freezer, electric fan oven, induction hob and dishwasher. There's also a charcoal BBQ for external use.
A travel cot and high chair are available from the property owners on request at the time of booking.
Guests can use the owners' washing machine which is in a conservatory adjacent to their house but with separate access.
Manor House Barn sits in a tranquil rural spot within easy reach of the Suffolk Coast designated 'area of natural beauty' with the sleepy coastal village of Dunwich and Minsmere Nature Reserve just 10 miles away and picturesque towns of Aldeburgh, Southwold and Walberswick approx 15 miles.
There are also many historic market towns in the surrounding countryside to explore, including Framingham with it’s majestic castle just four miles away and, closer to the property, villages of Peasenhall, Sibton, Badingham and where you'll find traditional gastro country pubs serving real ales and excellent local food.
The area's also full of wonderful walks and cycle paths for those who enjoy the country air.