£92 / night help
Price for guests, Nights

Curlew Cottage – Home 1133003 Barn

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Barn / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


This grade 2 listed barn has been sympathetically renovated to a high standard and has been awarded a 4 star rating with a gold award from visit England. It is situated in a large enclosed and landscaped courtyard garden which has access to a well equipped games room, surrounded by Suffolk Wildlife Trust's Lackford Lakes Nature reserve which is a birdwatchers paradise. Wildlife is all around, many migratory birds come to Lackford Lakes and from here you can enjoy the sound of owls, nightingales, turtle doves, Canada geese and deer. Here you can really get away from it all yet the beautiful historic town of Bury St Edmunds is only 5 miles away and the racing town of Newmarket is 12 miles away. Ely, Cambridge, Norwich, the suffolk coast and Norfolk coasts are all easily within reach.


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Stansted London is our nearest airport ( about a 40 minute drive) Our nearest railway station is Bury St Edmunds where trains run frequently to Cambridge and beyond We are about 2 miles off the A14 and M11

Interaction with guest

We have a key safe system so that you can let yourselves in on arrival. We are on hand if needed.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
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).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

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

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

no late night parties


About the owner

Emma R.
Average reply time:
19 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
15 Feb 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Barn has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 16 Nov 2013. Located in Bury St. Edmunds, it has 25 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £487 to £878.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 Feb 2019.


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 25 reviews Excellent
25 reviews

Very Good

“Lovely accommodation in a beautiful setting”

Reviewed 10 Nov 2018

Right on the edge of the Lackford Lakes reserve, this barn accommodation is ideally situated for a relaxing stay. It's home from home. The accommodation has everything you need and was very clean and lovely and warm with its underfloor heating.

Owner's reply: Glad that you found the cottage warm and cosy. We do try to create a home from home where you can get away from it all and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the countryside all around.

“Peace and quiet at its best.”

Reviewed 8 Sep 2018

Clean peaceful and everything plus provided. My second stay this year. Nature reserve is really special for bird lovers. Wouldn't book through trip adviser again.

Owner's reply: So pleased that you enjoyed your stay, we're very grateful for your return custom. Best wishes from us all

“Awesome property set in lovely surroundings with secure parking”

Reviewed 24 Mar 2018

Perfect location, quite, secure parking - all our needs covered. The property was immaculate with easy access, have already recommended to friends, we would gladly stay again

Owner's reply: Thank you. There is plenty of space for parking and the enclosed courtyard is a really secure, pleasant space. We hope you come again. Best wishes from all of us


Reviewed 19 Mar 2018

Toastie warm despite the snow, tranquil, everything you could possibly need, just pack clothes, toiletries and food (tea, coffee, sugar, washing up liquid, towels, bedding, etc all provided). Great selection of games, books, DVDs (huge tub of lego). Lovely games room and laundry room, home from home. Internet slow at times, no phone signal (virgin), and TV is tiny, but we went to get away from all of that so still a plus in my book!

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review. Sorry that you had a small TV, its a temporary stand in because the previous TV was damaged and is due to be replaced. Im glad you liked the games room, books and DVDs. Best wishes and please come again if you can.

“Perfect county cottage”

Reviewed 12 Mar 2018

Loved this place. The cottage had everything we needed. The only thing we needed to bring was food. So quiet and peaceful. . Would love to come again n the summer. Would recommend to anyone.

Owner's reply: Please do come again, especially when the weather is better. We've had so much snow and ice recently. We have many return visitors and we hope that you will become one of them. Best wishes, Emma

“Excellent accomodation”

Reviewed 20 Jul 2015

A perfect stay. Lovely surroundings and lots of things to do and see. The Curlew cottage was comfortable as well as cozy for us all!

“Peaceful and Tranquil”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2014

What a wonderful stay at a beautifully renovated barn in the Suffolk countryside.The photos on the website do not do this place justice. All of the rooms were immaculate and extremely comfortable. the welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk, butter and hot cross buns was a lovely touch. The gardens were so pretty and well looked after. It was very quiet and we could totally relax. It was also great to be near the nature reserve. Would recommend this holiday cottage to anyone. The only problem was from the booking website not giving us any details about how to collect the keys. We had to contact them to ask what to do as there were security gates and key codes needed to access the property.

Owner's reply: We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry that you had problems accessing the property. We have an access statement for each of the cottages at Lackford Lakes Barns and we are now sending this out routinely when balancing payments are made. Hope you come again! Best wishes, Emma

Review 1-10 of 25


How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Emma (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Emma (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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

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Or send Emma (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Emma (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Emma (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Emma (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

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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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

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 Emma (the owner) a message.

If Emma (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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