Barn Owl Barn, Walpole (Sleeps 2)
Once a single storey cartshed and stables, Barn Owl Barn been beautifully converted into a spacious and comfortable holiday property for two. All accommodation is on the ground floor, with a south-facing living room, with floor to ceiling glass making it lovely and light, separated from the fully-fitted kitchen by open studwork walls. The bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with lovely views over the fields.
The large south facing courtyard, surrounded by traditional Suffolk brick walls, is a wonderful space in which to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the area.
Ideal for anybody wanting to get away from it all, who enjoys peace and wants real comfort. Walkers, bird watchers and fishermen will love it - there is a 1.5 acre lake behind the barn with carp, roach, rudd and perch (day permits available). While young babies are more than welcome, Barn Owl Barn is not suitable for youngsters.
Barn Owl Barn is on the edge of the village of Walpole, a delightful Suffolk retreat, where the Blyth river meanders through the village centre on the way to the sea at Southwold. The water meadows on either side of the river in the village are a delight; surrounded by traditional Suffolk cottages and houses, you might easily believe that you had stepped back 100 years. Certainly no trip would be complete without a visit to The Old Chapel, the oldest surviving Nonconformist meeting place in the country. Built as a farmhouse in 1607, it was converted 40 years later. It is little changed today, with a three-tiered pulpit and simple wooden box-pews.Sleeps 2 - 1 twin "We stayed in Barn Owl Barn over the Christmas period … we had the most restful and enjoyable Christmas you could wish for ... We enjoyed the delights of Southwold, walking in the sea on Boxing Day and eating in the harbour area ... Took in the delights of Dunwich Heath and a Christmas morning visit to Aldeburgh where a 'busker' added to the lovely scene. Plenty of pubs open too! Minsmere, only a short journey away, is fabulous for the wildlife, seeing red deer, bittern, marsh harrier, peregrine falcon”