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The Owls at Oxley

Shingle Street - Suffolk Coast

Right on the Suffolk coast at Shingle Street, The Owls has it all, a pool, games / dining barn, absolute comfort and wonderful views over the meadows to the beach. Perfect for families or friends with our without their pets. Additional Drover's Hut called The Owl Box can take the occupancy to a sleeps 12. 
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Parking
  • Friday changeover
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Description

Situated on a small rise overlooking the Suffolk coast and the sea at Shingle Street, The Owls at Oxley are midway between the popular coastal towns of Woodbridge and Orford. Previously an old farm barn, The Owls have been converted into two semi detached properties (Barn Owl & Little Owl), that are linked through the gardens, with all the mod cons for a stress free holiday at any time of the year, including Hot Tub hire. There is also a new Drover's Hut called The Owl Box which means that up to 12 people can stay. With a communal dining area and games barn available as well as coastal walks on your doorstep, there is plenty to do for all ages.   

Having been completely converted from a farm barn Barn Owl and Little Owl have been designed with the holidaymaker's needs and wishes in mind. Aligned to capture the very best of the stunning views of the sea and the Ore estuary you could not find a more idyllic location. Suiting all ages, The Owls provides the perfect place for bird watching, stargazing, kite surfing, fishing or sailing! Storage for equipment has been thoroughly thought out, with plenty of space in both the lobby and outdoor barn for anything from pushchairs to bikes, sailing equipment to surfboards. For those not feeling as energetic, simply watch the sunset from the large glass doors as you enjoy a quiet evening by the fire. 

In Autumn 2018, the owners have also converted a Drover's Hut called The Owl Box. The Owl Box, with gently ramped access, is nestled amongst the trees in the garden of Little Owl. This single level hut built on a sturdy trailer base provides modern over-spill accommodation for studying teens or adults. Comprising of a living/sleeping area and shower room, The Owl Box has a separate access yet glimpses of it can still be seen from over the hedging from the decking outside Little Owl. Use of The Owl Box is included in the rental price. Pub: 0.9 miles, Shop: 3.1 miles. 

The Owls at Oxley is made up of two barns (Little Owl and Barn Owl plus The Owl Box), next door to each other.

LITTLE OWL GROUND FLOOR 
Open Plan Room 
with Kitchen area: with dishwasher, full height fridge-freezer, electric hob and separate oven, plenty of cupboard space, kettle, toaster, microwave, and display cabinets. Dining area: a dining table and chairs for 4. Sitting area: two 2 seater sofas, coffee table, flat screen HD TV and log burning stove. Large french doors open out to a garden area.

LITTLE OWL FIRST FLOOR 
Bedroom 1: 
two full sized single beds, a large mirror, a desk, drawers, a clothes hanger, and bedside table with lamp.
Bedroom 2: 
king sized double bed, desk, built in wardrobe and large mirror, with an en suite shower room. Ensuite shower room: a large shower, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.
Family Bathroom: 
with bath with overhead shower, wash basin and w.c., heated towel rail.

BARN OWL GROUND FLOOR 
Open Plan Room 
with Kitchen area: with dishwasher, fridge and freezer, electric hob and separate oven, plenty of cupboard space, kettle, 4 slice toaster, microwave, decorative plate rack and display cabinets. Dining area: includes a dining table and six chairs. Sitting area: has both a 3 seater sofa and 2 seater sofa, coffee table, flat screen HD TV and log burning stove. Large french doors open out to a garden area.
Bedroom 1: with full sized single bed and pull out single bed, bedside table and lamp, small wardrobe with hangers and drawers and desk with chest of drawers. 

BARN OWL FIRST FLOOR 
Bedroom 2: 
two full sized single beds, bedside chest of drawers with lamp, dressing table with mirror and drawers, coat stand with hangers.
Bedroom 3: 
king sized double bed, bedside tables and lamps, dressing table with drawers, large walk in cupboard. Ensuite shower room: a large shower, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail. There is a hairdryer.
Family Bathroom: 
with slate effect floor, bath with overhead shower, wash basin and w.c., heated towel rail.

THE OWL BOX
Shower Room: Shower unit, w.c. and basin. 
Living/Sleeping area: 2 seater wicker sofa, desk and chair, raised single bed and cabin bed. Prep area with camping kettle, camping microwave and camping fridge. French doors open onto a decking area. 
Location: On the edge of Little Owl garden in amongst the trees. With views overlooking the marshes, the hut is totally self-contained but still visible from Little Owl.
Heating: Plug-in electric heaters

Garden: There is a large outside area to the seaward side of the barns, reached via French doors from the sitting room in both properties, with table and chairs, parasol etc. Steps lead down to a small area of garden with grass and some planting where there is a bbq and further west facing seating area for evening dining. There is a connecting gate between both gardens. A gate leads from the garden to a lovely avenue of trees which then leads to a field with grazing and large pond. Ponies occupy the meadows in front of this, beyond lies the beach and the sea. A covered games barn with lots of activities, including table tennis, table football and a small pool table is available. This barn also contains a communal dining area with seating for 10 (please note that food must be cooked in the Owls i.e. Kitchen or BBQ).
Parking: Off-street for up to 6 cars. 
Heating: Oil fired central heating. 
Notes: WiFi, bed linen and towels provided. From July to Sept an outdoor plunge pool facing the sea will be available. Circular and measuring 1.3 metres deep, the pool will be heated for summer use. Surrounded by decking and with steps down into the pool. Perfect for cooling off on long summer days. Please note that there are a couple of Barn Cats at Oxley Dairy, please watch that they do not get into the properties and do not allow children to stroke. Thank you.

Shingle Street is an iconic and unique place on the Suffolk Coast. Located at the entrance to the Alde Estuary leading up to Orford and Aldeburgh, Shingle Street is an seaside hamlet situated on a shingle beach facing the North Sea. It comprises an eclectic mix of houses huddled along the beach beside one of the majestic Martello Towers which are dotted along the Suffolk coastline. The flat, panoramic landscapes of the sea and the beach to the front and the grassy marshlands to the rear provide vast expanses of sky and great views. This remote location is an ideal base for those wishing to get away from it all and to take in the abundance of fresh air but with the convenience of having the bustling market town of Woodbridge only 9 miles away.

Features

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Parking
  • Friday changeover
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Barbecue
  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Games room
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No smoking
  • Enclosed garden
  • Nearest shop 3.4 miles
  • Nearest pub 0.9 mile
  • 0.1 mile from the coast
  • Ground floor bedroom

Prices

Facilities

Barn Owl

  • Two steps lead to the front door which leads into a spacious hall with plenty of hooks for coats, box seat with storage for outdoor wear, space for shoes and boots, pushchairs and golf clubs. A door leads to
  • The living room with fully fitted well equipped, open plan kitchen with dishwasher, fridge and freezer, electric hob and separate oven, plenty of cupboard space, kettle, 4 slice toaster, microwave, decorative plate rack and display cabinets. The dining area includes a dining table and six chairs. The sitting room has both a 3 seater sofa and 2 seater sofa, coffee table, flat screen HD TV and log burning stove. Large french doors open out to a garden area.
  • Small twin bedroom with full sized single bed and pull out single bed, bedside table and lamp, small wardrobe with hangers and drawers and desk with chest of drawers. Black out blinds are fitted at the window for light sleepers.
  • Three steps lead up to a further carpeted hall from which you access further bedrooms and the family bathroom
  • Family bathroom with slate effect floor, bath with overhead shower, wash basin and w.c., heated towel rail.
  • Twin bedroom with two full sized single beds, bedside chest of drawers with lamp, dressing table with mirror and drawers, coat stand with hangers, window dressing includes black out blinds
  • The master bedroom has a king sized double bed, bedside tables and lamps, dressing table with drawers, large walk in cupboard. The en suite shower room includes a large shower, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail. There is a hairdryer.

Little Owl

  • Two steps lead to the front door which leads into a spacious hall with plenty of hooks for coats, box seat with storage for outdoor wear, space for shoes and boots, pushchairs and golf clubs. Another step up and door leads to
  • An open plan living room with fully fitted well equipped kitchen, with dishwasher, full height fridge-freezer, electric hob and separate oven, plenty of cupboard space, kettle, toaster, microwave, and display cabinets. The dining area includes a dining table and chairs for 4. The sitting room has two 2 seater sofas, coffee table, flat screen HD TV and log burning stove. The room is adorned by artwork by local photographer, Catherine Lindsay-Davies. Large french doors open out to a garden area.
  • Three steps lead up to a further carpeted hall from which you access the bedrooms and the family bathroom
  • Twin bedroom with two full sized single beds, a large mirror, a desk, drawers, a clothes hanger, and bedside table with lamp.
  • Family bathroom with bath with overhead shower, wash basin and w.c., heated towel rail.
  • The master bedroom has a king sized double bed, desk, built in wardrobe and large mirror, with an en suite shower room. En suite includes a large shower, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.

The Owl Box (sleeps 2)

  • Gently ramped access via a wooden path leads from the edge of Little Owl's garden (by a gate) to The Owl Box. A small verandah looks towards Little Owl and Barn Owl and out towards the marshes. French doors open onto the living area with wicker 2 seat sofa, desk and chair, camping microwave, camping kettle and camping fridge. There is also a raised single bed and cabin bed. 
  • Shower Room with w.c., basin and walk-in shower unit. 
  • The Owl Box is heated by plug-in electric heating. 

Outside

  • There is a large outside area to the seaward side of the barns, reached via French doors from the sitting room in both properties, with table and chairs, parasol etc. Steps lead down to a small area of garden with grass and some planting where there is a bbq and further west facing seating area for evening dining. There is a connecting gate between both gardens. A gate leads from the garden to a lovely avenue of trees which then leads to a field with grazing and large pond. Ponies occupy the meadows in front of this, beyond lies the beach and the sea.
  • One of the old farm barns has been converted into a laundry room where there are two washing machines, a tumble dryer, and a double stainless steel sink. There is plenty of storage space here for bikes whilst large lockable storage boxes have been built where you can store sailing, kiting, riding and fishing equipment.
  • There is off road parking for at least 4 cars. Further space can be made available on request for dinghies, RIBs or horse boxes.
  • Children will love seeing the horses and sheep on site. Oxley Dairy is a working farm, sadly now without a dairy.
  • A covered games barn with lots of activities, including table tennis, table football and a small pool table is available. This barn also contains a communal dining area with seating for 10 (please note that food must be cooked in the Owls i.e. Kitchen or BBQ).
  • *From 22 July 2016* an outdoor plunge pool facing the sea will be available. Circular and measuring 1.3 metres deep, the pool will be heated for summer use. Surrounded by decking and with steps down into the pool. Perfect for cooling off on long summer days.
  • Please note that there are a couple of Barn Cats at Oxley Dairy, please watch that they do not get into the properties and do not allow children to stroke. Thank you.

Services

  • There is underfloor heating throughout both barns. A basket of logs and kindling are provided for the log burning stove. Fuel for the barbecue is also provided, but guests are encouraged to bring their own charcoal as an addition.
  • Bed linen and towels for the barn are provided. Please bring your own swimming, dog and hot tub towels.
  • In consideration of other visitors please do not smoke in the barns or close to the buildings.
  • Unlimited wi fi provided. Please note internet speeds in Suffolk can be slow and the connection provided should NOT be relied on for downloading films or games etc
  • Both properties are completely private and are separate from the farm house and working farm.
  • There is an iron, ironing board and clothes airer, as well as two washing machines and a tumble dryer.

Reviews

Wonderful location, good accommodation and very welcoming, on-site owners.Mrs Annette Hooker - 19th September 2018
We loved our stay at The Owls at Oxley, everything about the property was better than anticipated! the play barn was a bonus. Although the children had fun in the pool it was the only slightly disappointing aspect, more “wild swimming” than a pool usually implies. Chris and Diane were friendly and generous hosts but not intrusive.Mrs Elizabeth Craigen - 19th August 2018
We had an absolutely fabulous time at the Owls and the surrounding grounds, let alone the nearby beach and other attractions further afield - mostly a short drive away. We booked Little Owl for one daughter + family and Barn Owl for the other daughter + family + us (grandpa & grandma). We could not fault the property in any way, highly recommended!!Mr James Brooker - 12th August 2018
A massive thank you for allowing us all to stay and enjoy your beautiful barns, we had an amazing time and felt at home and relaxed. - 30th January 2017
It was an ideal base. But if you just wanted to relax, it was a peaceful location.Susan P, Surrey - 19th October 2016
Beautifully appointed property which was furnished to a very high standard in a fabulously tranquil location.Melanie M, Northamptonshire - 18th September 2015
We had the most fantastic weekend. The owners are so welcoming and on hand for whatever you need. The cottage facilities are amazing for our family of 6 it ticked all the boxes. We will be back!!A previous customer - 8th June 2015
With two small children (and a dog!) we've had a lovely holiday at The Owls. There is so much to discover in this unspoilt part of Suffolk including the local forest trails, cycling on the country lanes and a lovely coastline. The property itself is extremely well appointed with uninterrupted views to the sea. Â We would highly recommend it.A previous customer - 12th April 2015

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