A superb rural location, Acorn Barn enjoys outstanding views in every direction. A very spacious property for two, the barn is within a short walk of the world famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall. Acorn Barn is a delightful self-catering property for couples seeking comfort, seclusion and space. Perfect for artists, musicians, landscape photographers, bird watchers or those simply wanting to relax and enjoy the amazing countryside in this wonderful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
SNAPE 1.5 miles (2 km), ALDEBURGH 7.5 miles (12 km), WOODBRIDGE 10 miles (16 km)
About this property: This Suffolk Holiday Cottage is set in a superb rural location just half a mile from the charming hamlet of Blaxhall and an easy 20 minute walk from Snape Maltings with its world famous concert hall. Aldeburgh and the Suffolk coast is 15 minutes by car. A traditional barn conversion, Acorn Barn has been sensitively refurbished to provide top quality accommodation for two people with the advantage of both a ground floor sitting room and large first floor library/reading room.
Beautifully lit, Acorn Barn is east-west facing with French doors leading from the sitting room to the patio. A Juliet balcony enjoys outstanding views towards Snape Church and The Maltings from the double bedroom above - just wonderful! The perfect holiday property from which to enjoy Suffolk's stunning sun rises and sunsets, the barn includes all the comforts of contemporary living. With a lovely wood burning stove in the comfortable sitting room and a newly fitted kitchen, you will never be short of living space.
Exploring: Surrounded by open fields, the property enjoys superb views from the sitting room and bedroom over the fields and water meadow towards Snape Maltings. The barn is an ideal base for walking, cycling, horse riding and birdwatching. There are footpaths close to the barn taking you across the fields to the woods and over the surrounding heaths. You can read about one particular walk here. Birdwatchers and astronomers will enjoy the presence of a telescope although you will not need it to enjoy watching the barn owls and woodpeckers which visit the garden daily.
The surrounding area: Acorn Barn is less than half a mile from Blaxhall's super and very friendly village pub, The Ship Inn, where you can enjoy good food, beer and a game of darts. The Ship Inn is well known for its excellent music nights featuring everything from jazz to traditional Suffolk folk songs.
The property is close to Snape Maltings, an international concert hall feauturing a host of concerts, dance and recitals throughout the year. The Maltings is also home to some lovely shops, galleries and a couple of great cafes. Settle down with your sketch book or wander on the river bank for some fantastic bird watching. There are also boat trips up and down the river Alde - a real treat. The coastal towns of Aldeburgh and Oford and the fascinating market town of Woodbridge are all within a 15-20 minute drive, with plenty to keep you occupied in both the summer and winter months.
There are a number of fine restaurants in the area, and there is excellent bird watching to be had at Orford and Minsmere. Dunwich, Framlingham and Sutton Hoo are musts for the history lover, and Southwold has some fascinating shops, a great beach and the Adnams Brewery to see.
For more information on the area please look at our own online guide, Visit Snape.
- Sleeps 2
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 1 Well-behaved pet allowed
- WiFi available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- No smoking
- Nearest shop 1.6 miles
- Nearest pub 1.6 miles
- 7.2 miles from the coast
- Ground floor bathroom
- One step leads up to the front door which opens onto the fully fitted and well equipped kitchen area with an electric cooker, toaster, kettle, cafetiere, Magimix Nespresso Coffee Machine and microwave. There is plentiful worktop space. The fridge has a small icebox.
- An open plan living and dining room with comfortable sofas, chairs and flat screen TV and DVD player. In the corner of the room is wood burning stove. There is also a Pure music radio with iPod dock. The extendable dining table sits beside the window from where there are views over the garden.
- Large sliding doors open onto a patio with beautiful countryside views.
- The bathroom is opposite the stairs and includes a bath with shower, w.c. and wash basin.
The first floor
- Double bedroom with gorgeous views of the Suffolk countryside, shelves of books, bedside tables and lamps, large built in wardrobe and chest of drawers. There is also a fan for the hot summer nights. There is a Juliet balcony with views over the river valley to Snape Maltings - enjoy with the telescope!
- To the west side of the barn is a large and spacious second sitting room, with desk, chair, digital TV and cushioned bed (please do let us know at time of booking if you want this made up) - perfect for relaxing in the evening or writing. There is ample space for music practice should musicians be considering a visit.
- A cloakroom with wash basin and w.c.
- French doors open from the sitting room on to the patio at the back of Acorn Barn where there is a table and chairs and BBQ, an ideal spot to enjoy breakfast as well as the evening in the summer months.
- Beyond the patio is a spacious garden (unfenced) shared by the main house. Holidaymakers are more than welcome to help themselves to fruit and herbs growing in the garden - dependant on season, of course.
- There is parking for two cars in the drive to the right of the barn.
- Acorn Barn is heated by electric heating. A starter pack of logs is provided for the log burning stove.
- Discover more about the history of the area, its dialect and way of life from the selection of local books in the upstairs sitting room. Binoculars are provided to watch the superb selection of garden, heathland and coastal birds. Owls and woodpeckers are a common sight whilst marsh harriers wheel overhead.
Lovely property. Great location. Home away from home Brilliant dog friendly cottage. Quiet location easy access to attractionsMrs Maggie Britt - 25th April 2018
Very comfortable barn conversion with lovely views, spacious for two people - would definitely stay again.Ms Jane McElroy - 6th November 2017
Lovely barn in a terrific locationMrs Maggie Greaves - 25th September 2017
Our first time in Suffolk and we love the area. The barn is in an idyllic spot and so well-equipped I wanted to stay longer! Fantastic dog walks through the forest and many more on the coast, estuaries and rivers - spoiled for choice! We ate out at The Ship in Blaxhall which we understand is under new ownership - the meal was huge and well cooked and the staff were excellent - very friendly. A really lovely week in a beautiful place - and the weather was good too! Maggie and Bob - 22nd September 2017
What a wonderful time we've had, in a beautiful barn. So lovely and peaceful and the weather has been kind to us. Visited some lovely places including Walberswick and Aldeburgh, walked to Iken but one highlight had to be Orford - beautiful place and the Oysterage Fish Restaurant was wonderful. Had some great meals which we can thoroughly recommend - The Upper Deck at Aldeburgh, The Bell Inn Walberswick and for local meals The Crown at Snape was delicious and the cafe at Minsmere was tasty and reasonable. Saw lots of wildlife and birds, but the highlight has to be the seal on our walk from Snape to Iken! Loved our stay, thank you we will be back!Tony and Janis - 15th September 2017
We have had a fabulous holiday (again) in Suffolk. The beaches and walks have been a joy, beautiful countryside, collected blackberries and made a crumble with apples from the garden - yum! Seen the deer in the field behind and enjoyed watching and listening to the wildlife. Made a new find walking around Bawdsey - great cafe at Yacht Club on the Quay - loved buying local produce from villages, Friday Farm Shop - great fresh fish. - 12th September 2017
It's been lovely and peaceful here for our second visit to Suffolk, but nearer the coast this time. We hired bikes and did lots of gentle touring around along the quiet lanes and by-ways. We met so many interesting local people while we were out cycling and learnt so much extra about the area. We will be back! - 5th September 2017
What a wonderful place to stay - we really didn't want to go home! The barn is so well appointed, the location is perfect for getting to all the places we love best about Suffolk - Dunwich Heath, Southwold, Orford, Snape ... the list is endless. Yesterday we saw 11 deer running scross the field. We are definitely coming back next summer.Previous Guests - 26th May 2017
We love this area and Acorn Barn has been so peaceful and comfortable. Lovely walks through woods and common and we enjoyed trying out the 'vintage' bikes too. Especially appreciated the telescope and and all the history books. Blaxhall Church is worth a visit. Also enjoyed trips to Southwold, Dunwich Heath, Minsmere, Aldeburgh, Orford, and of course Snape, where we enjoyed a wonderful concert and walks along the marsh footpaths. But best of all has been the chance to relax in such a peaceful and comfortable place.Previous Guests - 26th May 2017
We have visited the area numerous times recently so didn't feel there was any need to rush around and do lots of sightseeing. Therefore we found the whole week very relaxing. The barn is an ideal size for a couple plus dog. The kitchen area is very well equipped as we eat in most nights and we walked and lunched most days. For those new to the area, Orford, Framlingham, Aldeburgh and Snape are a must. The Crown at Snape is worth the 5 minutes extra walk from the Maltings for a good lunch. Many thanks to the owners, the barn is a credit.Previous Guests - 26th May 2017
Our first time in Suffolk and what a lovely place to stay to enjoy it! The cottage is wonderfully comfortable and warm, beautifully renovated and equipped and in a lovely, quiet spot - just what we needed for a relaxing break. Tunstall Forest is great for long walks - Otto loved it. The Crown at Snape is good for food, whilst The Ship at Blaxhall has some well kept beers. Fish and chips from The Golden Galleon in Aldeburgh are excellent. All in all a great time was had. Thanks to Helen and Chris and Rowley for being perfect hosts.Previous Guests - 26th May 2017
Like all good holidays, over too quickly. Beautiful cottage in a perfect setting. We've loved every minute from the local walks and the pub to rediscovering the fun to be had on the 'vintage' bikes. Thank youPrevious Guests - 26th May 2017
It's all been said: lovely place, beautifully fitted out. And charming owners! Ideally located for Snape, Aldeburgh, Orford, Dunwich. Great dog walking country. Lots of nice dog friendly pubs; rock ' roll at The Ship in Blaxhall, massive roast lunch at The Ship in Dunwich, The Crown in Snape maybe the narrow winner on the food front. Was our first wedding anniversary, we've had a great time, thank you! And we had the extra pleasures of meeting Rowley the puppy and benefitting from the great crop of cooking apples - perfect timing!Previous Guests - 26th May 2017
Our second visit here and we are already planning our third. Discovered the Unruly Pig at Bromeswell, excellent food and a really nice ambience. We have spent our time, as usual, on long country walks, messing about on the beaches and indulging at the local pubs. A truly wonderful place to escape.Previous Guests - 26th May 2017
Relaxing and peaceful - love the setting - deers and all! Trip into the woods, amazing, local pubs really good values and food delicious. Lavenham Tudor village, worth a visit. Walks all brilliant for dogs. Will definitely be back as brilliant base to discover the area. Thank you!Previous Guests - 26th May 2017
We have enjoyed our stay - thank you. Loved Acorn Barn and surrounding countryside. Hope to visit again.Previous Guests - 26th May 2017
Great holiday, lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. Great views of the countryside, saw deers, hares and lots of birds. Lots of walking and relaxing. The Crown in Snape, lovely food. We loved our time here, hope to be back soon. Thank youPrevious Guests - 26th May 2017
We have enjoyed our stay - thank you. Loved Acorn Barn and the surrounding countryside. We hope to visit again.A previous customer - 24th September 2016
We found the whole week very relaxing. The barn is an ideal place for a couple plus dog. The kitchen area is very well equipped as we eat in most nights and we walked and had lunch some dates. The Crown at Snape is worth the 5 minute extra walk from the Maltings for good food.A previous customer - 17th September 2016
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