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Red Poll Barn

(Ref. 1116922)

Spexhall Near Halesworth, Suffolk Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful place to stay."

    We will be back!

    Thanks Joe - it was lovely having you here and looking forward to seeing you again! Jacqui Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely accommodation!"

    Best experienced in good weather as we never got to use the seating on the decking but the barn is so lovely we were happy to relax inside for the Easter weekend. Would definitely recommend.

    Lovely to have you stay in Red Poll Barn and I am pleased you got the time to relax over Easter. Kind regards Jacqui Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2024

  • "The host was very friendly and welcoming."

    We were given milk, biscuits, coffee and cava as a welcome gift and tea and sugar was available to us. The barn was beautifully furnished with plenty of kitchen utensils and nice and warm. We were x2 couples and whilst the main bedroom was an adequate size, the second bedroom is very small with x2 single beds. Good location to get out and about to surrounding areas for walks.

    Thanks Michelle for the lovely feedback regarding the barn. Regarding the 2nd bedroom it is advertised as a twin room and there are photo's of the 2nd bedroom on the website. Apologies if it was different to what you was expecting - we like to be totally transparent on what we do offer and on the Best of Suffolk website there is floor plan of the barn to prevent disappointment. Glad you still had a lovely time and got to enjoy the local area. Kind regards Jacqui Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle4.1Mar 2024

  • "A very tastefully restored barn in a great location for exploring the Suffolk coast."

    Extremely well equipped kitchen with everything we needed to cook after our days out. Very welcoming owners. Would definitely recommend it to family and friends and hope to return ourselves soon.

    Hi Sarah, thank you very much for the lovely feedback about Red Poll Barn - we are delighted you had a great stay. We would love to welcome you back! Kind regards Jacqui and Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "The owners are lovely and very helpful."

    The accommodation and grounds was perfect, everything provided for a break away from home. Nice little welcome pack provided for our arrival and a taster of home made jam (delicious). If I have to fault anything, then it would be the seating depth of the sofa and armchair, very nice furniture, however, I had to use pillows from the beds to use as extra back support as I'm reasonably short, maybe a few extra large chunky cushions could be provided. More than happy to recommend and holiday again at Red Poll Barn.

    Hi Pamela, Thanks very much for the lovely feedback. I am sorry about the sofa depth- I have put in some extra cushions for future guests! Kind regards Jacqui Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely setting, and very comfortable."

    The kitchen and everything we needed, and loads of towels for the bathroom. Lots of country walks close by. Just the main road to contend with which was very busy at times. Nevertheless a great location and a very good stay helped by wonderfully hospitable vendors. Kind regards David and Victoria

    Reviewed by Victoria David4.1Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely relaxing stay at red poll barn, all you could hear was the lovely bird song, the more hens with there babies going by and the ducks, and the ponds teaming with fish,we didn’t do any fishing but johns a fisherman and he put chunks of bread in the water and the fish were jumping up to get the bread."

    The barn was spotless very comfortable and set out well with everything we needed , we had a warm welcome from Jacquie and nick , a lovely welcome pack which was much appreciated and very much enjoyed ! …of red wine scrummy biscuits coffee and milk. Redpoll barn is a fantastic place to stay would recommend to anyone. Great base to explore the Norfolk coast and countryside.we would definitely stay there again.Thank you. Julie & John.

    Thank you so much for this lovely feedback - we really want our guests to have the best stay and I am so pleased you enjoyed the barn and surroundings. We would love to welcome you back. Thank you again, Jacqui Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property in beautiful relaxing grounds, we loved sitting on the decking and watching the wildlife."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful, couldn't have asked for more. Would definitely book again.

    Hi Lisa, so pleased you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the outside space. We would love to welcome you back. Thanks for lovely feedback. Jacqui Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely barn in a great location."

    Well appointed with everything you need, it was nice to come back to the barn after a day exploring the local area to sit by the pond and have a cold beer.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0May 2023

  • "1. For people of our age (mid-80s), the leather furniture was far too low and difficult for us to rise from."

    More our problem than the owners! 2. The hot water temperature is possibly too high for domestic purposes. 3. Beds were super-comfortable. Facilities were spot on. 4. Most enjoyable stay which would recommend to others. 5. Jacqui & Nick were great hosts. Mtks.

    Hi there, thank you for the feedback and sorry about the sofa height. We have calibrated the hot water temperature now. I am really pleased you had a lovely stay - it was lovely to meet you both!! Jacqui Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4May 2023

  • "Jacqui was very friendly and happy to help."

    little treats left in cottage were delicious. A great location for exploring Suffolk. Amazing beaches and towns. thank you x

    Hi Jo, Thank you very much for the lovely feedback and am pleased you got to enjoy Suffolk. Kind regards Jacqui Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Apr 2023

  • "Red Poll Barn is a very stylish and comfortable place to stay with beautiful views out across the pond and set amongst the tall reeds at the back."

    Jacqui and her family are marvellous hosts and made us very welcome. It was a lovely place to come back to after our days out and about. We would happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage/Barn."

    Amazing hosts and fabulous views out of the barn, over the pool, of a Kingfisher. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great barn/cabin in a very relaxing environment."

    There were quite a few nice pubs dotted close by and the coast about 20 mins away, which was incredible. Jacqui was very welcoming, the place was very clean and had lots of towels / kitchen was well provided for. Only downside, the windows didn't have locks on the inside (we have wandering kids), however the barn was very secure / land was too. Waking up every morning to the countryside was mega. Very good value also. Would recommend.

    Hi Kian, So pleased that you had a lovely time in the barn. Just to say there is a lock for all the windows - it is on the shelf in the kitchen. Apologies I should have made it more obvious to you. We would love to have you come back! Jacqui Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kian5.0Nov 2022

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This property is part of the Best of Suffolk collection.
Best of Suffolk is an award-winning, local holiday cottage lettings agency, bringing the experience of a boutique hotel to self-catering cottages in Suffolk.


  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and grill, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, shared washing machine
  • TV with FreeSat, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Private decking area, grounds, patio furniture, barbecue
  • EV charging via external domestic plug is welcome here, please note there is a surcharge for this
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: There is onsite fishing available
  • Note: Please supervise children and animals at all times as there is an unfenced pond and moat, for health and safety reasons please be careful of children
  • Note: This property can be booked with neighboring Milk Parlour (Ref 1116921), together sleeping 6 guests.

The property

The stylish Living/Kitchen/Dining room is light and airy, ideal for socialising with friends and family.

A bespoke well-equipped kitchen sits at one end, next to the dining area furnished with table and six chairs, with the comfortable sitting area next to the doors so you can make the most of the fresh air in the summer.

Both bedrooms are beautifully furnished, one twin and the other king with the modern bathroom sitting between the two. Ground Floor You’re welcomed into a hall with all the rooms opening off it and a limed oak flooring running throughout, other than the bathroom which is tiled. Kitchen/Living/Dining Room A wonderful open plan space stretching to double doors opening onto the deck which sits over the moat with an adjacent pond with bi-fold windows along the side where you can sit and watch the wildlife; kingfishers, squirrels, and muntjac enjoying the moat. The bespoke and well-equipped kitchen sits at one end with integrated Bosch electric oven, induction hob, extractor, under counter fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, and freestanding microwave.

A solid oak table with six chairs sits between the kitchen and living space which is furnished with a three-seater leather Chesterfield sofa with matching armchair and an Ercol rocking chair, plus occasional tables with lamps and a wall-mounted TV. Master Bedroom Wake to the dawn chorus with bi-fold windows opening onto the moat and woodland beyond.

The bed is king-size with two bedside tables, a single wardrobe with drawers, and a ladder desk/dressing table with mirror and light. Guest Bedroom Again sitting quietly at the back of the property with windows over the moat; furnished with twin beds with under bed storage and handsome metal drawer unit. Bathroom Conveniently sitting between the two bedrooms, this modern fully tiled bathroom has a bath with rain shower, WC, washbasin, heated towel rail and a Velux window giving natural light. Outside Red Poll Barn sits next to another self-catering cottage, Milk Parlour, which can be booked in conjunction to accommodate six guests.


39;s an additional holiday property opposite, Rookyards making it a great option for friends and family, although the dining and sitting areas aren&

39;t big enough for all ten guests to congregate comfortably. This stunning self-catering holiday home is surrounded by countryside with an abundance of wildlife including muntjac deer, bats, badgers, squirrels and many birds for you to identify from the comfort of your own private south facing sun deck which overlooks the moat with a wooden bridge across to the woodland and the pond just next door – an idyllic spot to sit with a good book or simply watch the wildlife.

There’s outdoor furniture and a BBQ for you to use if you enjoy eating al fresco. The owners are happy for you to wander around almost two acres of their stunning moated gardens and grounds.

For the ultimate in relaxation, guests can bring their rods and fish for rudd and perch in the pond. Please note there is a washing machine available for guests use in the outhouse (this is a communal washing machine, shared with two other properties) There’s a drive from the main road to the Rookyards Estate with ample parking for two cars and a path leads to the door of your accommodation.

The surrounding countryside lends itself to cycling and you can store bikes undercover in one of the cart sheds. Note: This property can be booked with neighbouring Milk Parlour (Ref 1116921), together sleeping 6 guests.

Note: EV charging is via an external domestic plug socket and that there is an additional daily fee paid to the owner directly

Spexhall Barns

Spexhall Barns consists of two stylish self-contained cottages sleeping up to six guests, combining Red Poll Barn (Ref. 1116922) sleeping four guests with one king-size and one twin bedroom and Milk Parlour (Ref. 1116921) sleeping two guests with one king size zip and link bed. These modern, open-plan barns offer private decks with Red Poll Barn overlooking the moat and with enough seating for six guests. Set in almost two acres of grounds in the rolling countryside, they provide the perfect base for walking or cycling on a rural retreat. Located little over a 20-minute drive from the Suffolk coastline, you can enjoy popular seaside towns such as Southwold and Walberswick or visit the market town of Halesworth, still home to a weekly market alongside independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Spexhall village is home to the friendly Huntsman and Hounds pub serving a selection of traditional pub food or a short drive away in Bungay you can find the historic pub The Fleece. Spexhall Barns is the perfect setting for a countryside escape.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Southwold 9 miles; Norwich 24 miles.

The delightful Suffolk market town of Halesworth is full of character, with old buildings, a weekly market held on a Wednesday and a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants, which are predominantly independent. The Halesworth Town Trail offers a walk through the town whilst learning about its history, whilst within easy reach is the gentle, undulating surrounding countryside, which is ideal for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers. The beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coastline features unspoilt heathlands and the RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve, whilst the internationally renowned Snape Maltings Concert Hall, and the delightful coastal towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh are all within a short drive. With the cities of Ipswich and Norwich both within touring distance, Halesworth is an ideal location from which to discover Suffolk.

Note: Please supervise children and animals at all times as there is an unfenced pond and moat.
Note: EV charging is via an external domestic plug socket and that there is an additional daily fee paid to the owner directly

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas