Extensive and very beautiful barn conversion in the heart of rural Suffolk, close to the Suffolk coast at Southwold. Set in attractive countryside surrounded by delightful farm and woodland walks and bridleways.
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Spectacular rural Suffolk setting
Beautifully converted barns with a vaulted ceiling in the drawing room with large wood burning stove - magnificent
Heated swimming pool with pool house which includes children's play area
All weather hard tennis court
Ponies and horses - accompanied rides
Combination of beautiful antique furniture with contemporary fixtures and fittings.
Surrounded by beautiful Suffolk countryside, Becks Green Barn, near Southwold, is a spectacular barn, recently converted to a high standard. Spacious inside and out, creature comforts are the priority.
On an arable farm, views from the barn look out over the paddocks, where horses and ponies crop the grass. There is something for everyone here. Walk the miles of farm and woodland paths or have a swim in the heated pool (available to holidaymakers by arrangement with the owners). Lead-rein pony riding and accompanied hacks for current Pony Club members with Pony Club D Test or above are available by arrangement with the owners. You can even bring your own horses and ponies by prior arrangement
The large vaulted drawing / dining room, its stunning picture windows looking out over the fields has a large fire and a flat screen TV. Above is the attractive master suite, again with great countryside views. The majority of bedrooms are on the ground floor, where there is also some wheelchair access (making this property suitable for those with walking difficulties). As well as a bedroom to suit the frail or elderly there is a great children's room and ensuite accommodation well situated for a nanny or mother's help.
Hidden away in a largely undiscovered area of countryside close to Southwold and Beccles, Ilketshall St Andrew (just a few minutes walk up the lane) is a tiny hamlet with little more than a village green, a large pond where local fishermen while away the hours, and some traditional Suffolk cottages.
A popular area for horse riding and cycling, with quiet country lanes and attractive bridleways, close to the popular Suffolk coastal town of Southwold and the hidden beaches of Benacre and Covehithe. The ancient Broads towns of Beccles and Bungay are also close by, with some fine ancient buildings, fascinating shops, museums and opportunities for boating and lovely riverside walks.
Nearest pub The Huntsmen and Hounds Pub, Spexhall 3.5 miles and several great pubs in Beccles.
The large entrance hall has a table with drawers, chairs and area for coats and boots
A door leads to a cloakroom with wash basin, w.c. and towel rail
Beside the cloakroom is a shower room with wash basin and wc
Bedroom 1: With double bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and hanging space and easy chair (outside door allowing wheel chair access)
Bedroom 2: A twin bedded room with bedside table and lamp, wardrobe with shelving and chaise longe
To the other side of the hall is the sitting room.
Sitting room with double height ceiling, and enormous bay window overlooking the farm and fields, window seat, sofas, coffee tables and chairs, flat screen TV and DVD; there is a large woodburning stove.
The dining area has a long refectory style oak table, bench seating and chairs to seat 14 people
From the dining area a staircase leads to the first floor master suite
The kitchen is fully fitted and well equipped with hob, electric oven, double sink, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and loads of cupboards.
A door from the kitchen leads to a wide hallway with drinks/storage cupboard and double doors to the large veranda
Bedroom 3: A large bedroom with double bed, bedside table and lamps, chest of drawers and hanging cupboard. Views over the veranda and the paddocks and fields beyond
Bedroom 4: Double bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, wardrobe and views over the vehanda and the fields and paddocks beyond
Bathroom 2: With bath and overhead shower, washbasin and w.c., heated towel rail
Bedroom 5: A large twin bedroom which can easily double up as a playroom or snug. Twin beds with bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, occasional table with TV, sofa and loads of games
A door from the twin room leads into Bedroom 5. Bedroom 5 and 6 are ideal for a group of children and a nanny's room
Bedroom 6: A spacious bedroom overlooking the paddocks with small double and pull-out single bed, bedside lamps, occasional table, chest of drawers, hanging space
Ensuite shower room to bedroom 6 with shower and w.c., washbasin
A picket fence surrounds the front of the property and leads up to the covered wooden veranda with bench seats either side; log and welly storage
A wooden staircase leads up to the master bedroom suite
Hallway with desk with comfy chair and view over the drawing room
Master bedroom with double bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe and chest of drawers
Bathroom with bath, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail
The covered seating area and garden with outside table and chairs is surrounded by a picket fence making this a great space for younger children to play, as well as for barbecues - using the large gas-fired Outback barbecue - and al fresco eating
There is a large gravelled parking area with parking for around six cars
Becks Green Barn is a barn conversion on a working farm. Separated from the farm house, the barn has its own private drive, garden and parking area. Parents with youngsters are advised to keep children away from farm machinery and animals; however all farming activity, stables etc are fenced off and whilst horses and ponies can be seen in the nearby paddocks the area around the barn is gated giving younger children an area in which to play.
With views over the surrounding farmland there is access to farmland walks and bridleways and lots of opportunities for cycling
OUTDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL available from Whitsun through to September with pool house with changing area and children's play area. Please arrange times of use with owner.
New for 2010 EN TOUT CAS TENNIS COURT
Oil central heating throughout and large log fire in the drawing room
Bed linen and towels are included. Please bring own swimming towels
Washing machine and dryer are located in the family bathroom.
In the interest of other holidaymakers, visitors are requested not to smoke in the house
Riding is available on the farm but please note accompanied hacks are only available to current Pony Club members with D+ test or above. Leading rein rides available, children to be accompanied by an adult.
A Good Housekeeping deposit of £250 is required with the full or final payment. This deposit is refundable as long as Booking Conditions are met.
For a wonderful selection of catering options for your stay with Big House Holidays do have a look at our Catering and Activities pages where there are sample menus and prices Catering and Activities
A limited broadband / wi fi service is provided. Internet reception can be patchy and the connection provided should NOT be relied on for work use and is unsuitable for games or downloading of films. Please bring connection cables as you may have to attach your laptop to the router. Excessive use of the internet will be charged at cost.