Flempton holiday barn rental with internet access, golf, walking and fireplace

21 reviews

From the owner

  • Barn
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Nearest beach 76 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

The Forge, Flempton is located in the beautiful Lark Valley, situated very close to Thetford Forest (within easy walking distance) superb for walks, hiking and cycling. The West Stow Anglo Saxon Village is a 10 minute walk or 5 minute drive away, as is the beautiful Fullers Mill Garden. The historic town of Bury St Edmunds is just 4 miles away and provides a superb array of restaurants and places to visit.

The Forge has just about everything you could need, making it an excellent place to stay whilst looking for a job, working on short term contracts or a place to buy in the future. House keeping can be organised so you do not even need to worry about the cleaning or the washing. The only thing you need to bring is your food and drink. The kitchen is fully fitted with an array of cooking tools should you want to stay in. The garden is very quiet with wooden steamers where you can put your feet up and enjoy the sunshine and in the evening you can make use of the gas BBQ and listen to the bird song. There is also a very secure bike storage device which can hold up to 3 bikes.

Of course, if you would rather see a little more action, then a 10 minute drive gets you to the centre of the historic city of Bury St Edmunds, full of wonderful places to visit including the cathedral and the Abbey Gardens. The town also offers a wealth of great restaurants for those who wish to eat out, whilst having all the large supermarkets on the towns outskirts for those wishing to eat in.

The town has a theatre, the Apex - which holds regular bands and events. The are numerous pubs, including the smallest in Britain - The Nutshell. There are also a number of great village pubs are close at hand.

Further details

Basic consumables such as tea, coffee, sugar will be in the property. The property has been equipped so you can choose to eat out or cook in, most normal kitchen equipment is provided. There is also a Krups POD machine for hots drinks, a starter pack has been left for you. Hot water will be on, as will the heating. The property is available on minimum 5 night stay, no dogs and smoking is not permitted inside of the building. If you are staying for a longer let, more than 2 weeks, we do like to organise a weekly change of bedding and towels, which is included in the price. If you are staying for a month or more we organise a clean every 2 weeks again included in the price, however if you wish for additional cleaning this is chargeable.

Further details indoors

The Forge is completely self contained with a modern fully fitted kitchen, shower room, double bedroom and living area created around the Forge hearth. The Forge has off road gated parking suitable for two vehicles with a private patio and garden at the rear. The property has central heating but for those romantic winter evenings there is a small wood burner. There is free fibre wifi network facilities and television operated by An Amazon Fire Stick so if you Netflix, Amazon Prime or TV license you can sign in and watch your favourite programmes. There is also large number of DVD's for the winter evenings.

Further details outdoors

Patio furniture, teak steamers and a gas BBQ. Secure and lockable bike storage device for up to 3 bikes.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Shower room


  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

You are in complete control at the Forge. Keys are collected from a secure key box at the property. Everything will be ready for you, hot water on and heating set at a constant 17 unless it is the height of the summer. If you do have any problems during your stay please do contact me, however Anita, who lives close by will also be on hand to help. Her number along with lots of other information is on a leaflet in the Forge. Your immediate neighbours at Forge Cottage are also tenants. We are very hands off and respect your privacy whilst enjoying the Forge experience.



Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 15:00 Check out: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

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No smoking at this property

Manager restrictions

Minimum stay: 4 night

About the owner

Jules W.
Average reply time:
10 minutes

Calendar updated:
30 Aug 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Barn has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Aug 2012. Located in Bury St. Edmunds, it has 21 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £762.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 30 Aug 2021.


21 reviews
Very Good

Lovely location for a couple
Jul 2017

This is a beautiful self-contained building for a couple to stay. We stayed for a week and had a great time exploring the area then coming back in the evening. In addition to the lounge you've go… More 

Reviewed 13 Aug 2017

Owner's reply:
Hi Martyn, thank you so much for the glowing review. Good point on the television, I do have a larger replacement, but it seems a little out of character for the building, maybe I shouldn't be such a purest. Glad you had a good time. Best regards Jules

Peaceful village escape
Jun 2017

We stayed at The Forge for the month of June. Well equipped and tastefully decorated, it was the perfect home away from home. We used The Forge as our home base for both overnight and day trips. It wa… More 

Reviewed 18 Jul 2017

Owner's reply:
Thank you for the great review on the Forge, I am so pleased you had a good stay and thank you for leaving the Forge so clean and tidy. All the best Jules

Lovely place
May 2017

We stayed at the Forge for a few days at the end of May, it is a lovely comfortable place and was the ideal location for what we needed. Thank you.

Reviewed 4 Jun 2017

Owner's reply:
Hi Tracey, thank you for your review, so pleased that you had such a relaxing time and enjoyed the Forge. All the best Jules
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Superbe, exactement comm décrit. Tout fonctionner, confort++
Jun 2016

Rien à dire c'était extra! N'oublie pas (comme de l'habitude dans les hôtels ou appart. Loués) un bon couteau qui coupe! Et une lampe frontale si vous arrive… More 

Reviewed 9 Nov 2016

Wendy A

Totally wonderful and unique
Oct 2015

Just returned from three nights at The Forge, only wish we could have stayed longer! We found the property easily from the instructions given, and felt totally comfortable there. I cannot find any fau… More 

Reviewed 1 Nov 2015

Owner's reply:
Hi Wendy, thank you so much for yr lovely review. I am so pleased you had a relaxing and enjoyable stay. You would be most welcome again. Kind regards Jules
Review 1-5 of 21


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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Jules the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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How do I pay for my holiday?

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Jules (the owner) a message.

If Jules (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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