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Barn | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
PEACE AND TRANQUILITY. Nestled in the heart of the Suffolk country-side, our accommodation is perfectly located for the long weekend break, a leisurely midweek holiday or a longer stay. Many of our guests comment on the wonderful rural setting as soon as they arrive.
Paddock Barn is a ground floor barn accommodation sleeping 2-4 people. It consists of a bedroom, lounge, kitchen/ dining room and a bathroom. The bedroom has twin beds and there is a double sofa bed in the lounge as well as a sofa and 2 reclining arm chairs. The kitchen is fully equipped and fitted with electric oven, fridge freezer, microwave & washing machine. The bathroom has a walk in shower and there is also further separate WC and wash basin. TV and internet access are available together with oil fired central heating.
Double patio doors open on to a paved area with garden seating and guests can also spend time in a shared grassed garden area to the rear of the barn. Plenty of available parking.
Dogs are welcome but we have to consider the safety of our own animals so any dog visiting must be able to get along with our cats, dogs and horses.
The barn enjoys a very quiet rural location with 17 acres of land encompassing the property and acres of farmland surrounding its boundaries which can be explored on one of the many public footpaths. The local landscape is mostly made up of various arable crops and hop farming is also popular in the area along with the odd field of sheep.
Quiet single track lanes lead to the nearest village of Charsfield about 1.5 miles away where there is a pub, petrol station, church and recreation ground with a tennis court. The nearest shop and post office is located in the village of Otley about 10 minutes drive away or alternatively at Wickham Market also a 10 minute drive where there are shops and amenities including Chinese & Indian restaurants and a fish & chip shop.
The Suffolk Heritage Coast has many lovely towns and villages to visit including Southwold, Aldeburgh and Orford, the later being about 15 miles from the farm. Forest walks are close by in the forests of Tunstall, Rendlesham and Dunwich.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Orford 24 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich 70 km, Nearest railway: Ipswich 22 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
The East Anglia region
East Anglia is a beautiful part of England with plenty to offer visitors. There are miles of coastline to explore in the counties of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk with many outstanding beaches and interesting sea side towns along the North Sea Coast.
Inland there are many historic towns and villages and miles of tranquil countryside for walking, cycling or horse riding. The landscape is varied and includes arable crops, animal farming, marshes, forestry and beaches. Across the region there are castles and stately homes waiting to be explored along with many other tourist attractions such as zoos, farms, museums and cathedrals Larger towns and cities include Norwich and Cambridge where a mixture of history and shopping awaits.
Newmarket in Suffolk is the home of horse of horseracing. There are lots of meetings during the flat season and during the Summer the race course hosts 'Newmarket Nights' where you can enjoy a concert by famous acts after the racing has finished. Newmarket is also home to the National Horseracing Museum. In the winter you can go racing at Higham, Ampton or Marks Tey point to point courses.
East Anglia is home to Constable Country. Rowing boats can be hired out at Dedham or Flatford, a great way to admire the scenery painted by John Constable and afterwards try a tasty cream tea at the National Trust shop.
East Anglia is a great place to visit if you are looking to relax and enjoy some peace and tranquility in the countryside.
Paddock barn is located in the Suffolk countryside about seven miles from the historic small towns of Woodbridge and Framlingham and about 15 miles from the Suffolk Heritage Coast.
Woodbridge is situated on the River Deben and walks along the river can be enjoyed from the town. It also has a very pleasant shopping centre with small interesting shops, pubs and restaurants, Woodbridge has a cinema, railway station and swimming pool
Framlingham also has plenty of history and is famous for its castle a magnificent 12th century fortress with a long and colourful past which makes a fascinating day out. The castle was once the refuge of Mary Tudor before she became Queen in 1553 and visitors can now explore over 800 years of life at Framlingham Castle. Like Woodbridge, Framlingham also has small shops and coffee shops to visit.
The Suffolk Heritage Coast, an area of outstanding natural beauty is within a short drive. The many places to visit include Aldeburgh which is well known for its international music festival. It also hosts an annual regatta and carnival. There are interesting shops and places to eat including famous fish and chips which can be enjoyed on the beach. Another is Southwold a charming town with a pier and beach and home to the Adnams beer where you can take a tour of the brewery.
At Minsmere you will find the RSPB reserve.There's so much to see and hear at Minsmere: splendid woodland, wetland and coastal scenery, rare birds breeding and calling in on their migrations, shy wildlife like otters, the booming call of bitterns in spring, beautiful bugs and colourful wild flowers in summer. Minsmere was the location of the BBC Spring Watch series in 2014.
There are plenty of country pubs in the area to visit if you enjoy eating out.
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18 Jul 2014
"Lovely accommodation in beautiful, peaceful surroundings"
We have just come back from a three night stay at Paddock Barn with our three dogs, and can highly recommend this lovely place. The accommodation was spacious, and well thought out, with everything w… More
22 Jun 2014
"Very comfortable, ultra quiet a real gem."
Well appointed accomodation with lots of local amenities. We visited the nearby coast and several superb resturants. Also a central base for our cycling which was excellent.
Lovely place to just sit and read and enjoy the quiet.
13 May 2014
"Relaxing ambiance. Countryside setting. friendly owners"
A 3 night stay in a county we love. The barn has all the facilities you need and Clare and Chris, the owners, are on hand should there be any hiccups. Great footpaths for walking the dog.
The interior of the barn has a comfortable feel to it - plenty of space for us two oldies! And we loved the recking/rocking chairs!
It takes concentration on the map to locate Kiln Farm (unless you are a sat nav user) but the wriggly rural roads you use to reach your destination are a pleasure to drive along.
The highlight for us was seeing a lively young brown hare gambling along the road when we were driving (slowly) out of the drive very early on the Sunday morning on our way to the start of my husband's cycling sport if at Framlingham.
We are thinking of coming back - perhaps with another couple who could book Owls Nest.
14 Jan 2014
"Made a great Christmas"
Stayed here over Christmas so that we could be close to family. Paddock Barn was great: spacious, clean, warm and with everything to hand. Nice and quiet but only a few miles from main routes to Ipswi… More
3 Jan 2014
We stayed at Paddock Barn for a few days after Christmas.The barn is very well equipped and in a nice secluded location. Both Chris and Claire were vere hospitable and unobtrusive, which we appreciate… More
5 Nov 2013
"Wonderful place to stay in a peaceful location"
Paddock Barn is a real gem of a place. The accommodation was very clean & offered plenty of room for the 4 of us that stayed there. It is well equipped & offered all of the home comforts we like when … More
25 Sep 2013
"Lovely accommodation and location."
Super accommodation and very clean. Clare and Chris were terrific being very friendly and helpful. Would recommend the fish and chips at the Galleon in Aldeburgh, and Kitty's Cafe in Framlington do great coffee and snacks. Will definitely be back.
10 Aug 2013
"A lovely barn conversion - comfortable, convenient and calming"
Paddock Barn is spacious, tastefully furnished, very comfortable and was equipped with everything that we needed for our stay. Its setting - beside the Dearlings' home and surrounded by their extensive gardens, paddocks and meadows - is peaceful and secluded. We greatly enjoyed our visit.
7 Jul 2013
"Comfortable accommodation in the countryside"
Made very welcome when we arrived at this 17 acre country property. The barn was great for the two of us with all the facilities that we needed, including free Wi-Fi connection. Clare had provided var… More
3 Jul 2013
"Idyllic, rural getaway in beautiful countryside"
Although the weather was awful, we received a very warm welcome.The accommodation was spacious, clean and bright with all kitchen amenities including a washing machine. There was a TV with Freeview a… More
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