Suffolk self-catering made easy

Reindeer Cottage, Sternfield

Saxmundham - Aldeburgh & Orford Coast

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Well-behaved pet allowed
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Friday changeover
£640 - £875 per week *


One of three superbly designed traditional Suffolk barns - Red House Barns - now available for self-catered holiday letting. Situated close to the Suffolk coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Reindeer Cottage provides the perfect base for exploring Aldeburgh and the Suffolk coast.

With a keen eye for luxury and comfort, Reindeer Cottage is a two storey traditional red brick Suffolk barn, beautifully converted in 2010, and retaining much of its original studwork and beams. Welsh slate covers the ground floor, reclaimed from the Records Office in Chancery Lane, London the flooring once supported records dating back many centuries, now with underfloor heating it is toasty warm. Top quality appliances and furnishing make the property really homely and comfortable


Close to the Suffolk coast amidst farmland, in the heart of the Suffolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Know what you're getting:
The farm on which Reindeer Cottage, one of three self-catering holiday cottages at Red House Barns, is situated is used in part for the cultivation of Christmas trees.

House style:

Victorian brick-constructed barn with an open-plan living space, simple but extremely well furnished with a real eye to comfort - Hypnos beds, quality bed linen and traditional log burning stove, underfloor heating, dishwasher, washing machine etc. Everything is of superb quality. 

A long farm track leads from the village of Sternfield to Red House Barns. Outside to the front is a drive and plenty of parking space away to the left, whilst French doors from the sitting room open onto a fenced terrace with table and chairs and lovely hot tub. Beyond the terrace is a communal lawned garden with mature trees and shrubs. To one side of the barns is a single storey building with large games room and shower room (with disabled access). Outside the games room is a covered area with space for bikes, outdoor wear etc. Beside the games room is a large grassed area with table and chairs and loads of space for ball games, dog walking etc. The surrounding farmland is peppered with public footpaths and the track and nearby bridleways are good for cycling. There are further farm buildings opposite the barns which are used for grain storage and stabling for the farm's reindeer. 

4 (and a baby)

Ideal for:
An outdoor loving family with children, two couples or a larger group taking Stable Cottage (sleeps 2) and Christmas Cottage (sleeps 4) as well. Close to the coast at Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, it will suit beach lovers. Just a 20 minute drive from RSPB Minsmere.

Great for children, there is lots of outside space for games, reindeer in the stable yard across the way and a lovely games room with table top football and table tennis. Close to the coast, Reindeer Cottage will be great fun in summer or winter - particularly appealing to children prior to Christmas when there is a lovely Christmas shop in one of the farm barns and of course Father Christmas's reindeer to see. However, this is a working farm and children should be kept away from farm machinery and working buildings.

Eating & Drinking:
Booking all three properties for one party gives you access to the large dining table in the games room as well as your own dining table in the cottage. There are excellent pubs in Snape (3 in all) and at Aldeburgh, where there are also some excellent restaurants. You can buy fresh fish from the fishermen on the beach and there are several excellent local produce shops selling organic fruit and vegetables as well as fresh samphire and lovely Metfield bread.

CD radio in the sitting room and a year round programme of musical events at Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings Concert Hall, home of Aldeburgh Music.


  • Hot tub
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Well-behaved pet allowed
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Friday changeover
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 2.5 miles
  • Nearest pub 2.5 miles
  • 5.6 miles from the coast


Ground Floor

  • The ground floor is open plan with a sitting room area with wood burning stove, coffee table, TV with DVD, WiFi and two leather sofas
  • The dining area has a table and four dining chairs
  • The kitchen is fully fitted with slate work surfaces, electric cooker with double oven and ceramic hob, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, door to larder with large fridge and freezer
  • There is a ground floor cloakroom with wash basin and w.c

First Floor

  • A straight wooden staircase leads to the first floor landing
  • The bathroom has a corner shower, separate bath, wash basin and w.c
  • Double bedroom with king sized Hypnos bed, bedside cabinets and lamps, and wardrobe with drawers and mirror
  • The twin bedroom has two 3ft Hypnos single beds with bedside chest, chest of drawers. Hooks and hangers


  • French doors open from the sitting room directly on to a paved terrace with garden table and chairs, and parasol and your own private hot tub
  • There is a large communal garden beyond, mianly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs


  • Reindeer Cottage is one of three converted barns (Stable Cottage and Christmas Cottage) which together make up Red House Barns. They share use of a large games room with table tennis and table football, with accessibility for wheelchair users (Stable Cottage has accommodation for the disabled)
  • Games Room - Outside the games room is a covered area with storage room for bikes, boots and outdoor wear. There is a tumble dryer, ironing board and iron and a travel cot
  • There is a large shower room with corner shower, w.c. (with adaptation for the disabled and wheel chair users) and wash basin.
  • A table seating at least ten people is available for those booking the three cottages together (Red House Barns)
  • There is parking for two cars close to the cottage
  • Hot tub on the patio - new


  • Bed linen and towels are provided, please bring own beach towels
  • There is full central heating through out as well as a wood burning stove in the sitting room
  • In consideration of other guests please do not smoke in the cottage or the games room
  • A rigid cot is provided at Reindeer Cottage. If using it, please provide your own bedding.
  • 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



It was lovely - kids and myself really enjoyed the hot tub and space and the great games room - and the pint of milk that was left for us was greatly appreciated and a nice surpriseMr L Murrell - 16th July 2017
Thank you so much for letting us stay at your beautiful cottage whilst we have been filming your wonderful Reindeer farm. You have been so kind and we loved meeting you all. We hope you enjoy watching the film!Blue Peter, BBC1 - 18th March 2014


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