Black Barn, Brampton sleeping up to 2 guests
Close to Southwold, the Suffolk coast, and the Broads National Park; a unique barn conversion, set in four acres of stunning rural, wildlife-rich gardens; the ultimate arty escape for two. Perfect for long walks and cycling, bird watching or those simply seeking rural sanctuary and peace.
A unique and very attractive Suffolk self catering cottage for two. A unique and beautiful barn conversion, set in four acres of rural, moated, wildlife-rich gardens, close to Southwold and The Broads.
beccles 5.4 miles (8.7 km), southwold 10.1 miles (16.1 km), aldeburgh 25 miles (40.2 km), dunwich 10.6 miles (16.8 km), minsmere 15.9 miles (25.6 km)
This Suffolk Cottage Holiday Property: A remarkably attractive fusion of the old and natural with the new and extraordinary. Designed by artist and owner Tony Yates, this spacious barn conversion provides excellent self-catering accommodation with year round comfort and warmth for 2.
Grounds: Open the French doors and relax under the arbour, and enjoy magnificent, tranquil views over the lawns to the wildlife pond beyond. Wander in the 4 acres of moated gardens, designed as much for the superb wildlife of the area as for the pleasure of holidaymakers. You are more than welcome to explore the woodland area and duck ponds, or simply sit on one of the grassland benches or relax on a rug with a picnic and let the deer and birds come to you.
Parking: Parking for 2 cars on the private drive to the left of the property.
Sleeps: Two in one double bed.
Ideal for: This property is ideal for a couple who delight in rural peace; the gardens are home to a wide variety of wildlife and wildflowers, woodland plants and trees. If you are arriving by train, let the owners know and they will do their best to collect you from Brampton Station, on the branch line from Ipswich to Lowestoft. The Suffolk Coast is immensely varied and Black Barn is just a short drive from Southwold, with its world famous pier and sandy beach, fine restaurants and galleries. For a quieter day out, Covehithe is just a couple of miles north on the Suffolk Coast, with its magnificent church within a church, steep cliffs and quiet coastal walks.
Walberswick and Dunwich are different again and birdwatchers will enjoy a visit to rspb Minsmere and the southern Broads at nearby Beccles and Bungay, where you can hire canoes and day boats on which to explore the Broads. Cyclists and walkers will delight in the plethora of byways and footpaths and there is easy access for cyclists with Brampton Station just a short walk or cycle from the cottage. Bikes can be hired at Darsham and Southwold if you do not want to bring your own.
Self catering, eating and drinking: There are supermarkets and some fantastic local producers at Halesworth, Beccles and Bungay. Fresh fish can be purchased direct from the fishermen at Southwold Harbour.
Eating and drinking out: This is an area for great pubs and fine local beers, as well as superb fish, from fish and chips in paper to dining at The Crown in Southwold and the Butley Orford Oysterage in Orford. The choice is endless, but holidaymakers and locals all enjoy The Star at Wenhaston, The Westleton Crown and St Peter's Brewery, South Elmham near Bungay.
Packing Tips: Bring walking clothes and boots. Black Barn is in an excellent location for fine walks (long and short) in the country, and bikes can be hired, but if you bring your own you can store them in the garden or in one of the owners' outhouses. Don't forget swimsuits and beach towels in summer; you can reach Southwold's sandy beach in about 15 - 20 minutes.
For more information on the area please look at our own online guides Visit North Suffolk and Visit Southwold.