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Milk Parlour

(Ref. 1116921)

Spexhall Near Halesworth, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 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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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jan 2024

  • "The owners were really helpful nothing was too much trouble"

    Reviewed by Brenda3.8Nov 2023

  • "This property is in a wonderful location, so tranquil and perfectly placed for visiting some wonderful beaches, villages and lovely market towns."

    The barn was immaculately clean, maintained to high standard and included everything you could need. The two outdoor sitting areas were a joy to come back to after a day exploring. Perfect hosts. A little gem not to be missed.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2023

  • "It was clean and tidy, although the electric hob was difficult to use for a few times."

    The Owner was not friendly and we did not feel at home as we expected to. The area is lovely and we would like to go back to Suffolk but would never stay in the Milk Parlour again due to the Owners attitude.

    We are very saddened to read your comments. My husband and I pride ourselves on our warm welcome to all our guests and never in 8 years of running the cottages have we had feedback that we are unfriendly pr unwelcoming. In fact we have been delighted with comments not only in our guest books but on this page (see below not only on Milk Parlour but Red Poll Barn and Rookyards Cottage - all very positive and many mentioning our welcome positively. In regards to the hob, I do like to take the time to show new guests how to operate the induction hob but you declined. Once again I am sorry you felt not welcome, that is not our intention - we want our guests to feel at home and should they need help or advice we are available to provide support. Kind regards Jacqui and Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline3.1Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely setting,very tastefully decorated and very well maintained."

    The owners lived on site and were very helpful whenever we had any queries. Everything we needed was available,including the use of a washing machine,DVD player and selection of DVDs and iron. The village itself was quaint and driving to the coast was easy and pleasant.

    Thank you Nadia for your feedback - we are delighted that you liked the cottage and setting. Kind regards Jacqui Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nadia5.0Aug 2023

  • "Property is well positioned with easy access to many areas of interest such as Halesworth, Southwold, Bungay, Alderburgh - so plenty for visitors to see."

    The property was clean, well equipped so nothing was needed, comfortable and quiet. The owners adjoining land with its ponds and paths provided an excellent area for our small dog to walk around when needed. Ideal location and well run. It is a property we would be happy to return to.

    Hi Bill Thanks very much for the lovely feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed Milk Parlour and the garden. We would love to welcome you back. Kind regards Jacqui Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a wonderful property."

    We were really well looked after by the owners and wanted for nothing. A fantastic holiday- thank you!

    Hi Rebecca, thank you so much for the lovely feedback and I am really pleased you had a great holiday! It was lovely to meet you both. Kind regards Jacqui Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2023

  • "This is a delightful property and the owners couldn't have been more helpful."

    Situated in beautiful surroundings, the property is peaceful and very well appointed. Its a great base to visit more of Suffolk and Norfolk. There is a pub up the road, however it has seen better days so jump in the car and go further afield.

    Hi Karen, Thank you so much for kind words about Milk Parlour and I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Enjoy the summer! Kind regards Jacqui Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2023

  • "It is only the coach that was not comfortabel."

    Further more everything was top.

    Reviewed by Dirk4.7May 2023

  • "Had a great week, milk parlour is in a lovely location and very peaceful."

    Good local information was given on day of arrival and cottage was clean.

    Thanks very much for your feedback and I am really pleased you had a lovely stay. We hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1May 2023

  • "I had a lovely and very relaxing time at the Milk Parlour."

    The hosts are friendly and accommodating, the cottage and grounds are delightful.

    Reviewed by Daniela5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage in an amazingly peaceful location, the property has everything you need."

    If you like a quiet peaceful property surrounded by pond, forest and fields where you can watch the stars at night then this is exactly the right place for you. The hosts are amazing and provided us with lots of recommendations for places to visit including some amazing restaurants.

    Hi Sharon, thanks so much for such lovely feedback - it makes us very happy that you enjoy your stay - hopefully we will welcome you again in the future and suggest some different places to visit and eat at! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 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
  • One king-size (zip/link, can be 2'6" twin on request)
  • 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, fridge, freezer, communal washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with FreeSat, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • A travel cot is available at time of booking
  • Ample off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Private decking area, communal grounds, patio furniture, barbecue
  • EV charging via external plugs is weclome here, please note there is a surcharge for this
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: If you wish to bring a dog please inform us at time of booking
  • Note: Sorry, no unaccompanied teenagers
  • Note: If you wish a travel cot and highchair to be available please request at time of booking
  • Note: Please supervise children and animals at all times as the grounds aren’t fully fenced, and there are open ponds and moats
  • Note: There is onsite fishing available
  • Note: If you wish the king-size to be made up as a twin please request at time of booking
  • Note: Guests receive a welcome pack on arrival
  • Note: This property can be booked with neighboring Red Poll Barn (Ref 1116922), together sleeping 6 guests.

The property

You’re welcomed into a light and airy L-shaped living space with bespoke kitchen, dining area and comfortable sitting space with big double doors opening onto the patio.

The bedroom has a zip and link bed so you can choose between a double or twin configuration with modern bathroom adjacent. Milk Parlour has ample parking on the shared gravel drive with a courtyard at the front of this semi-detached holiday home, however the wonderful private patio at the back overlooking the pond is idyllic for some relaxation. Ground Floor Milk Parlour is a single-storey property with oak flooring in the bedroom and living area, Italian designer tiles in the kitchen and bathroom and designer rads throughout. Kitchen/Living Room The original stable door opens into the light and airy L-shaped open plan living space with high ceilings, beams and double doors to the patio giving stunning views of the moat and woods behind. The stylish kitchen has bespoke units with integrated Bosch electric oven, induction hob with extractor fan; under counter fridge with icebox; slimline dishwasher and freestanding microwave. A beautiful two-seater sofa will take pride of place in the living area, together with an armchair, Eames rocking chair and wall-mounted flat-screen TV.

The dining area has a round oak table with matching chairs. Bedroom The king-size zip and link bed can be made into a twin on request (2 x 2’6” singles) and sits with bedside tables.

There’s also a ladder dressing table with mirror and chair. Bathroom Light modern bathroom with Velux window allowing natural light.

There’s a bath with rain shower over with hand shower, washbasin, WC and heated towel rail. Outside Milk Parlour sits next to another self-catering cottage, Red Poll Barn, which can be booked in conjunction to accommodate six guests.


39;s an additional holiday cottage opposite, Rookyards, which sleeps four more guests, however the living and dining areas aren&

39;t big enough for all ten guests to gather comfortably. It’s 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 patio which overlooks the moat with garden and woodland beyond – 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 Red Poll Barn (Ref 1116922), 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: Sorry, no unaccompanied teenagers.
Note: If you wish a travel cot and highchair to be available please request at time of booking.
Note: Please supervise children and animals at all times as the grounds aren’t fully fenced.
Note: If you wish the king-size to be made up as a 2'6" twin please request.
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