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The Barn Owl's Playground

  • 21 guests

  • 10 bedrooms

  • 6 bathrooms

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This collection of three barns in the Suffolk countryside, sleeping up to twenty, is the ultimate destination for a large family get-together. Despite being former agricultural outbuildings from the twelfth century, these conversions have a real cosy country cottage vibe, thanks to their chintzy decor, olde-world feel and comfy living-dining spaces with wood burning stoves. Located in Wattisham, near Stowmarket, each cottage comes with its own barbecue and hot tub. Whichever one you stay in, you'll have access to great walks, wildlife spotting and day trips to Sutton Hoo or the Suffolk coast at Aldeburgh and Southwold. A stay here is fantastic for all ages, with shared use of a games room (including ping pong and pool tables) and an on-site playground for younger guests, while those more established guests can simply relax with a glass of wine by the moat.


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What to expect


Highlights

Explore Suffolk's unique heathlands, an area of outstanding natural beauty and biodiversity

Explore Suffolk's unique heathlands, an area of outstanding natural beauty and biodiversity

Sit out by the moat and fire up the barbecue

Sit out by the moat and fire up the barbecue

Kids will love the excellent play park on site

Kids will love the excellent play park on site

Gather round the woodburner by night, giving that sense of classic luxury

Gather round the woodburner by night, giving that sense of classic luxury

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Home truths

    The twelfth century moat is a picturesque feature, but keep an eye on younger guests around this area

    All three cottages can be rented out separately for smaller groups - please enquire at time of booking

    The barns’ beds sleep nineteen and an additional daybed is available in the larger barn's family room, itself with a pull-out bed underneath (accommodating two extra guests in total). All super king beds can be swapped for twins. Any bedding preferences should be requested on booking

    One pet is allowed per cottage

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Pets allowed

Parking available

Washing machine

Dryer

Hot tub

Bedrooms & bathrooms

10 bedrooms, 14 beds

6 bathrooms

Local guide


About Hadleigh

This ancient market town is nestled in Constable Country – a beautiful area of Suffolk that inspired the 18th-century artist’s most famous works. Hadleigh itself is packed full of character, with historic buildings and independent shops aplenty. Sandwiched between Sudbury and Ipswich, it may not be as well-known as its more prominent neighbours, but with its mixed architecture and picturesque valley setting, this quieter area still has lots to offer....

Get around

Airport

London Stansted

1 hr 40 min

Norwich

1 hr 25 min

London Southend

1 hr 30 min

Train station

Stowmarket

17 min

Bus stop

Clock Tower

6 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

6 min

Cafe

14 min

Pharmacy

6 min

Points of interest

Beach

Dovercourt Beach

55 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Pets welcome

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 9:00

Wifi speed: 2Mbps

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    60

    days

    Cancel at least 60 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 60 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Anne-Marie

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Anne-Marie and her team look after an impressive collection of Suffolk holiday cottages and homes. They go to great lengths to ensure guests have a seamless stay in this picturesque corner of England.

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