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  • 2 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

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Peaceful, pretty and everything a break in the country should be, this home is the epitome of modern country chic. With a window wall opening from the open-layout living space to the deck and the fabulous private garden, there's a deep connection between this tastefully converted barn and its natural surroundings. Inside, white walls, wood floors and features like exposed bricks and valued ceilings are the backdrops for vintage furnishings, an impressive log burner and a fully kitted-out kitchen. Two comfy bedrooms offer enough space for a small family or a couple of friends, and if you're lucky enough to get the master suite you'll have your own romantic freestanding bathtub to relax in. Summer stays are made particularly special here thanks to the additional three-acre wildflower meadow – yours to explore and dotted with secret seating spots. Here wildlife lovers will be in their element, with the bees, birds and butterflies around them. You may even bump into some of the owners' free-range bantams going about their business too. Just a short drive from Stowmarket for all the shops and restaurants you could need, it's an hour's drive to Aldeburgh for the beach. And why not borrow some bikes and explore the nearby villages and country lanes at your own pace?


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What to expect


Highlights

Enjoy the Suffolk countryside – your home is a ten-minute drive from Stowmarket

Enjoy the Suffolk countryside – your home is a ten-minute drive from Stowmarket

Eat alfresco on the deck

Eat alfresco on the deck

Light the log burner for cosy evenings no matter the weather

Light the log burner for cosy evenings no matter the weather

Treat yourself to a long soak in the freestanding bathtub

Treat yourself to a long soak in the freestanding bathtub

Spot birds and butterflies in the wildflower meadow

Spot birds and butterflies in the wildflower meadow

Light the home's barbecue for a summer treat

Light the home's barbecue for a summer treat

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Home truths

    This home has private parking

    A travel cot and high chair are provided on request for little ones

    Your garden is enclosed and if you're bringing dogs, there's a water bowl and treat awaiting them – please check with the host about their ground rules for pets and be aware of the free-range bantams

    Bikes are provided but please check beforehand if this is important to you as they may be in for maintenance

    There's laptop-friendly workspace at the table

    The neighbouring home can be hired alongside it if you're a larger group of up to nine – an unused hallway can be opened up to join them

About this stay


Amenities

Desk / workplace

Wi-fi

Pets allowed

Parking available

Washing machine

Dryer

Bedrooms & bathrooms

2 bedrooms, 2 beds

2 bathrooms

Extras


Additional fees

  • Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome to join you for an additional fee of £20 per pet, per week (for up to 7 days). Breed restrictions apply – please check with the host before booking to discuss the suitability of this home for you and your pet.

  • Your host provides a starter supply of logs for the wood burner – extra logs can be supplied for an additional fee

  • If you'd like to explore the Suffolk waterways, canoes are available to rent for an additional fee of £45 per day

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Bury St. Edmonds

With everything from award-winning fine dining to traditional menus, Bury St. Edmunds is known as Suffolk’s foodie town. And beer drinkers are well-catered for too, thanks to the brewery offering guided tours and a whole host of pubs – including one of the smallest in Britain. Add to that an array of cosy restaurants, independent cafes, delicious delis and enticing bars, and anyone with a love of food and drink...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Explore Diss Park

Explore Diss Park

A beautiful park with a play area, picnic tables, and a 6-acre mere with wildlife. Enjoy events and access to shops. Perfect for walks and family outings.

29 min
Dine at The White Horse Inn

Dine at The White Horse Inn

A classic 17th-century pub with excellent food, spacious rooms, and a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy the tasty menu and fast service.

17 min

Get around

Airport

Norwich

1 hr 15 min

London Stansted

2 hr 4 min

London Southend

1 hr 47 min

Train station

Stowmarket

9 min

Bus stop

Shoulder of Mutton

14 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

15 min

Cafe

10 min

Pharmacy

11 min

Points of interest

Beach

Dovercourt Beach

1 hr 5 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Pets welcome

No smoking

No parties or events

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Wifi

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Mark

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. For over twenty years, Mark has been providing guests with a lovely collection of hand-picked, characterful cottages in Suffolk and Essex. Each home has authentic five-star charm on the inside, and idyllic rural settings on the outside. He'll go the extra mile to make sure you have a fantastic stay, so whatever you need, don't hesitate to ask.

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