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Barn | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 30km

This recently converted barn, on a track leading to the owner's small farm, provides a secluded and cosy place to stay. There is a wealth of wildlife to be seen and heard ( including nightingales). Souters has a private garden surrounded by woods.

We are in the heart of Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley. There are very good restaurants and bistro pubs in the locality and an award winning farm shop in the next village. Souters is a good base from which to explore the countryside and other East Anglian delights, being just 5 minutes drive from the A12 midway between Ipswich and Colchester. The historic market town of Hadleigh is 5 miles away with buildings of interest and an individual high street with varied shopping opportunities.

Ideal for a quiet break to enjoy the surrounding Constable countryside by foot or bicycle. Dedham is an attraction for artists and is just 2 miles away with art gallery and shop, Munnings museum and tea houses.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Frinton on Sea 30 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stanstead 80 km, Nearest railway: Manningtree 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The interior of Souters is on one level.

Comfortable, light filled and spacious accommodation with underfloor heating.

Gas oven and hob

Free wi-fi

Wood burner, a basket of logs is supplied

Further details outdoors

Private garden which is surrounded by woods and unfenced.

There are sloping paths and steps from parking area and around barn.

Patio with seating and table

Off road car parking


Chimenea, fuel can be bought from the hosts.

Further details

One well behaved dog would be welcome subject to additional cleaning charge and agreement that they not be allowed on furniture, in the bedroom, shower room or left alone in the building.

Smoking allowed outside.

Friday is the preferred change over day for weekly lets.

The East Anglia region

Souters is within the beautiful Dedham Vale and Stour Valley - real Constable Country. There are many events in all seasons organised by the Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Project including guided evening summer walks and varied talks about the local history, fauna and flora.

East Anglia is one of the driest regions of the country. Beth Chatto gardens, cafe and shop are an easy drive away and provide inspiring ideas on how to cope with drought-like conditions in the garden.

Higham Point to Point course is a short stroll from the property for winter weekend entertainment; the Marks Tey course is about 10 miles away.

Most country pursuits are available in the area.

There are many beautiful historic towns to visit including Hadleigh, Lavenham, Sudbury, Colchester and Ipswich.


Ipswich is a lively town for the arts with three theatres, lots of museums, shopping for those interested and a variety of good places to eat. Colchester also has a thriving Arts scene including theatres and galleries. Both towns have food and arts based festivals throughout the year.

There are many good farm shops in the area selling local produce and a growing number of micro breweries, including the new Hellhound brewery in Hadleigh.

The Suffolk coast, including Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh and Southwold are within easy reach for a day out.

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12 Nov 2013


"What a way to start to our married life, amazing!"

I don't think we could recommend souters anymore than we have, it is somewhere that anyone and everyone would instantly feel comfortable and relaxed.Myself and my husband had spent hours and hour… More

4 Nov 2013


"Perfect in every way"

Set in beautiful woodland,the only sounds that you can hear are the birds singing.Perfectly secluded, you feel like you are a world of your own.Beautiful area for walking,the countryside is so lovely … More

19 Oct 2013


"One of the best cottages I have stayed in,Couldnt have been better"

Wonderful cottage in a serene surrounding .Nick and Cath were great hosts and all the little extras made all the difference .If you are looking for the best place to stay in Constable country then ma… More

28 Sep 2013



A very warm welcome when we arrived at Souters. First Nick and Cath's dog, then Cath greeted us. When we walked into the property we looked at each other and said "Wow". Fresh flower… More

18 Sep 2013


"A Suffolk Punch"

We booked a short stay unsure of how good a one bedroom cottage could be - and had our limited expectation well and truly exceeded. This little gem punches well above its weight. A light and airy cot… More

17 Sep 2013



Inolvidable estancia en Souters. Su enclave, sus propietrarios, su encanto hacen de Souters un lugar ideal para pasar unas vacaciones relajadas. Sientes estar en tu casa nada mas llegar. Perfectamente… More

16 Sep 2013


"Lovely relaxing stay in the woods"

Excellent holiday cottage in quiet wooded area, near two lovely villages with good restaurants. It was a very relaxing place to stay in, very comfortable with a wood burning stove, great outside seati… More

8 Sep 2013



We had a wonderful time staying at Souters for a week in August... very comfortable, great living space, nice shower, lovely garden area. We were working out there too and it was a great peaceful/secl… More

4 Sep 2013


"Souters - So good we came back a second time and will stay again!"

Souters is such a beautiful cottage, its a delightfully renovated barn, sunny and light and full of country charm and character, and so cosy and warm in the evenings, set in large secluded gardens, wi… More

28 Aug 2013


"Gem of a cottage"

Stayed for 4 nights at the beginning of August whilst my nephew played cricket at nearby Holbrook. The cottage ia real gem in a quiet secluded location. 3 adults stayed & the cottage was very spacious… More

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