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Old Hall Barn

Darsham - Suffolk

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Parking
  • Friday changeover
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Description

An imposing pair of adjoining 16th century barns, now completely integrated, on the top of a hill, high above the meadows and woodland surrounding Westleton, Dunwich and the sea. Entering Old Hall Barn, one can immediately see evidence of the fine craftsmanship which went into both the construction and refurbishment of this beautiful building.

WESTLETON 2 miles (3 km), DUNWICH 4 miles (6 km), ALDEBURGH 10 miles (16 km), SOUTHWOLD 12 miles (19 km) 

Old Hall Barn is set in very private landscaped grounds of around an acre with a wonderful new hot tub, and large terrace with tables, chairs, loungers and parasol. Beyond which is a climbing frame (suitable for children 3 - 14) with ropes, ladders, slide, swing and tree house. There are fantastic views over 75 acres of paddocks and meadows around the barn. There is ample parking in the private drive and outside the cart lodge.

Deer roam the fields while barn owls and marsh harrier wheel overhead.

Accessible by road and rail, Darsham Station is just ten minutes walk from the house. On the East Suffolk line, you can get trains direct from London, Ipswich and Norwich.

Old Hall Barn is in the heart of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to Suffolk's Heritage coast at Dunwich and the world famous RSPB reserve at Minsmere. Halesworth (great for shopping and browsing) and the famous seaside town of Southwold are both close by and with Westleton just down the road there are plenty of lovely pubs and restaurants close by. There is a good country pub in the village and an excellent farm shop, Emmerdale Farm, just a couple of minutes walk down the drive.

With its magnificent two storey drawing room, Old Hall Barn makes the ideal property for a gathering of friends, or a family reunion. Child friendly. All bathrooms have been fully upgraded in autumn 2015.

Features

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Parking
  • Friday changeover
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Barbecue
  • Hot tub
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No smoking
  • Detached building
  • Nearest shop 0.6 mile
  • Nearest pub 0.8 mile
  • 9.6 miles from the coast
  • Ground floor bathroom
  • Ground floor bedroom

Prices

Band Date Range 7 night price *
26th May 2017 - 2nd June 2017 £3,423.00
2nd June 2017 - 7th July 2017 £3,039.00
7th July 2017 - 1st September 2017 £3,423.00
1st September 2017 - 29th September 2017 £3,039.00
29th September 2017 - 20th October 2017 £2,754.00
20th October 2017 - 27th October 2017 £3,039.00
27th October 2017 - 22nd December 2017 £2,754.00
22nd December 2017 - 6th January 2018 £4,026.00

* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.

Facilities

Ground Floor

  • The double height drawing room is lit both from large windows and the glass doors on the ground floor and from windows overlooking the galleried walkway on the first floor. With a large inglenook fireplace the room is both spacious and cosy. Stripped wooden floors with rugs, sofas, arm chairs and stools, coffee tables, flat screen TV with SKY package, and loads of lamps all add to the ambiance. There is a stereo system with cd/cassette/radio
  • The kitchen is fully fitted and very well equipped with butler's sink, fridge/freezer, double oven electric range, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, cafetiere, coffee machine and butcher's chopping board on wheels
  • The separate utility room has a butler's sink, washer/dryer, larder freezer, wine fridge/cooler, loads of additional cupboard space and coat hooks
  • Beside the large sitting room is a games area with pool table, Sky TV/video and a selection of videos, CDs and games
  • Beyond the kitchen is the dining room, its' table seating at least fourteen people comfortably, and a further area with sofas and chairs and a second TV with DVD, coffee table, lamps and two large welsh dressers
  • The ground floor bedroom is heavily beamed and has twin beds, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, strip wood floor and rugs
  • There is a ground floor bathroom with large corner shower, w.c. and basin. There is a separate guest cloakroom

First Floor

  • The first floor is divided into two discreet areas, ideal for a friends' get together or two families. Staircases from the ground floor lead to each area
  • The staircase from the main entrance leads to a gallery great for a quiet read or simply to sit and admire the countryside
  • Bedroom 1 has a king sized bed, dressing table and chair, bedside table and lamp. There is both a walk in dressing room and an ensuite shower room with toilet, basin, and towel rail
  • Bedroom 2 has two single beds, bedside cabinet, lamp and hanging space
  • Opposite bedroom 2 is a bathroom with w.c., basin, and bath.
  • Bedroom 3 has a king sized bed, bedside tables and lamps, chair and walk in dressing room and ensuite bathroom with w.c., basin, and bath
  • Stairs from the rear of the house lead to
  • Bedroom 4 which has a king sized bed, bedside tables and lamps, free standing hanging, and an ensuite shower room with w.c., shower and basin
  • There is a further shower room with w.c., wash basin, and shower
  • Bedroom 5 has a king sized bed, bedside talbe and lamp, free standing hanging
  • Bedroom 6 has two single beds, bedside tables and lamps and free standing hanging

Outside

  • There is a large landscaped garden of just over an acre with large terrace with garden table and 4 chairs, parasol and two benches. There is also a trampoline.
  • Beyond the garden is a cart shed; parking available for 2 cars outside. There is also a good deal of private parking in the drive
  • To the west of the house is a private path leading to the road (a short cut to Darsham Station some 10 minutes walk from the house)
  • The barn is surrounded by fields, woodland and paddocks. There is a gas barbecue.
  • There is a large, top of the range, luxury hot tub, the temperature being kept at 37 degrees for 8 people. With deck and uplighting the hot tub is already proving a firm favourite with visitors. There is a large climbing frame suitable for children between the ages of 3 - 14 with ladder, swing, ropes and tree house

Services

  • In consideration of other visitors, please do not smoke on the property
  • Bed linen and towels are provided, but please bring beach towels. If using the travelcot please provide your own bedding.
  • Oil central heating and lighting etc. are provided
  • A Good Housekeeping deposit of £250 is required with the full or final payment. This deposit is refundable as long as the terms of business are met
  • Unlimited Wifi provided.
  • Looking for a special dinner, a relaxing lunch, a vintage high tea or simply a series of wonderful home made meals delivered to your door. See the Catering Options available at your holiday home. Catering arrangements should be made directly with the caterers.
  • The Fox Inn - tel. 01728 668436. Please note some rural pubs have closed down in recent months with little or no notice - so please do check the status if this is a criterion for your choice of property
  • There is a TV, DVD and PSP console in the children's play room.
  • There is a travel cot, high chair and stair gate. There is also a sit-down shower downstairs.
  • A short walk from the station that is accessed via a footpath directly opposite by wooden steps.
  • This property has Sammy's Seal of Approval for being a family friendly property. On your arrival you will find a welcome postcard from Sammy the Suffolk Seal, a Sammy toy for the children to take on adventures and a picture book, Sammy the Suffolk Seal written by local author (and Cambridge graduate) Lucy Stone and illustrated by Jenny Duke (Cambridge School of Art), for the children (and parents or grandparents) to read during your stay - the perfect introduction to the wonders of this region and the places youngsters and families can visit. If you would like your own copy or Sammy toy to take home with you, they can be purchased at the Suffolk Cottage Holidays shop on 152 High Street in Aldeburgh, IP15 5AQ. Or call Suffolk Cottage Holidays on 01394 389 189 to order a copy by post.

Reviews

A great pleasure in staying at Mariners Cottage is to leave the snugness and warmth late in the evening, walk the few yards to the Quay and listen to the waves and the curlew cry from Orford Ness.Alison W, Essex - 22nd April 2015
A lovely cottage, well equipped and maintained. We had a superb time in Orford. The Quay, the pub and The General Stores all part of the perfect weekend. A previous customer - 22nd December 2014

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