Vancouver Barn is in the heart of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the Suffolk Coast and the River Deben. Vancouver Barn is one of three mid Victorian farm buildings known as Vale Farm Barns. It started life as a five-bay weather-boarded barn with slate roof and its outward structure remains very similar to its original design. Today the bays are gone, replaced by state of the art kitchen, enormous open plan sitting / dining room and four luxury bedrooms and bathrooms. If you want top quality spacious, comfortable accommodation surrounded by stunning countryside, look no further.
Surrounding Vale Farm Barns are 3,000 acres of farmland, two thirds of which are farmed in conjunction with the Suffolk Wildlife Trust to ensure the conservation of the rare flora and fauna of one of the few remaining areas of undamaged Sandlings heath. Sheep graze the heathland areas, where the nightjar nests whilst horses and ponies canter around the meadow pastures. Pine belts protect the light sandy fields from erosion. There are secret copses of ancient trees much favoured by deer, four hundred year old orchards. Holiday at Vancouver and you will have access to the tracks and pathways which criss-cross this rare and fascinating landscape. Shop: 5.5 miles Pub: 0.8 miles.
Kitchen: fully fitted with butler sink, dishwasher, electric hob and double oven, microwave and American style fridge freezer. Step down into the sitting/dining room.
Sitting/Dining Room: The dining area has a large dresser, serving table and dining table seating 12 to 14. The sitting area has 3 sofas, sofa table, TV, DVD free view and sound system, log burning stove and french doors opening on to the terrace.
Snug: with TV / DVD, a fantastic snug for the children or adults with sofa and bean bags and a coffee table.
Cloakroom: with wash basin and w.c.
Bedroom 1: King sized bed, bedside cabinets and lamps, wardrobe and chest of drawers, A vaulted ceiling and windows overlooking the woodland and meadows beyond make this a really stunning room. Ensuite Shower Room: which has a double sized shower, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: twin bedroom with 3ft single beds, bedside lights and under bed storage.
Bedroom 3: full sized bunk beds, chest of drawers
Bedroom 4: king sized double bed and bedside tables and lamps, a fitted wardrobe and a large area of shelving. Ensuite Shower Room: double shower, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.
Family Bathroom: has a roll top bath, wash basin and w.c., heated towel rail and a chest of drawers and mirror.
Shower Room: with double shower, wash basin, w.c and a chest of drawers with mirror over.
Garden: There is a private terrace with table and chairs, beyond which is a large area of lawn which surrounds the three holiday properties of Vale Farm Barns. Beyond this are areas of grass and some farm barns where there is a table tennis table, etc. Another barn houses an old farm cart. A great area for the children to explore. This area is fenced and gated.
Parking: Off street.
Heating: Oil central heating.
Notes: WiFi, bed linen and towels are provided.
Shottisham is a pretty village situated between Bawdsey at the mouth of the River Deben and the busy market town of Woodbridge; it is also just a short distance away from the coast at Shingle Street. There are many public footpaths to explore in this area of Suffolk and after getting out and about why not enjoy a well-earned drink in the fantastic village pub called the Sorrel Horse which hosts many social events throughout the year.
- Sleeps 8
- 4 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Sorry, no pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Friday changeover
- Open fire/woodburner
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Travel cot
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- No smoking
- Nearest shop 0.8 mile
- Nearest pub 0.8 mile
- 5.8 miles from the coast
- Large glazed doors open to the hallway and staircase
- The kitchen is fully fitted with butler sink, dishwasher, electric hob and double oven, microwave and American style fridge freezer
- A step down from the kitchen takes you to the enormous open plan dining / sitting room
- The dining area has a large dresser, serving table and dining table seating 12 to 14; there is a second table ideal for games and puzzles, which can be used as an overflow dining table when taking Vancouver Barn in conjunction with Brand Barn and Sewell Barn
- The sitting area has 3 sofas, sofa table, TV, DVD free view and sound system and log burning stove.and french doors opening on to the terrace
- There is a second separate sitting room with TV / DVD, a fantastic snug for the children or adults with sofa and bean bags and a coffee table.
- There is a ground floor cloakroom with wash basin and w.c.
- A magnificent galleries landing divides the two sleeping areas
- The two master bedroom suites are very different, though equally well finished. Furnishing for the master bedroom to the left of the staircase consist of a king sized bed, bedside cabinets and lamps, wardrobe and chest of drawers, A vaulted ceiling and windows overlooking the woodland and meadows beyond make this a really stunning room
- There is deep floor to ceiling shelving just inside the open en-suite shower room which has a double sized shower, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail
- Beside the master bedroom is a twin bedroom with 3ft single beds, bedside lights and under bed storage
- The family bathroom has a roll top bath, wash basin and w.c., heated towel rail and a chest of drawers and mirror.
- Bedroom 3 has full sized bunk beds, chest of drawers
- Large shower room with double shower, wash basin, w.c and a chest of drawers with mirror over.
- The second master bedroom has a king sized double bed and bedside tables and lamps, a fitted wardrobe and a large area of shelving
- The open en-suite bathroom has a double shower, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail
- There is a private terrace with table and chairs, beyond which is a large area of lawn which surrounds the three holiday properties of Vale Farm Barns. Beyond this are areas of grass and some farm barns where there is a table tennis table, etc. Another barn houses an old farm cart. A great area for the children to explore. This area is fenced and gated
- A further barn contains the laundry with washing machines and tumble dryer etc.
- Centrally heated thoughout, a log burning stove, logs are provided, the ground floor has underfloor heating, the first floor radiators
- Heating, electricity, bed linen and towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels. If using the travel cot please provide your own bed linen for it.
- Wi-fi is provided.
- The Sutton Plough - tel. 01394 411785. 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 criteria for your choice of property
The Location was perfect , so quiet and peaceful , easy distance to Orford, Aldeburgh and Woodbridge . We had a wonderful stay at Vancouver Barn Mrs Mags Parker - 16th May 2018
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