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Babbelkous, Bramfield

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Halesworth near Suffolk Coast, Suffolk Show on map


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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "What a beautiful house ,plenty of space for all three generations of the family to enjoy."

    We loved relaxing in the wood burning hot tub and the children all enjoyed making pizza from scratch and cooking them in the pizza oven . Lots of fabulous memories made in this amazing house

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2024

  • "Had a fabulous time celebrating the new year in your lovely home!"

    Kitchen was equipped with everything we could possibly need. Thank you so much for a lovely stay. Happy New Year!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Dec 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay."

    A beautiful house, handsomely designed with gorgeous views. Beds were immaculate and very comfortable, bathrooms perfect with the most amazing showers. We have stayed in many houses, but never one quite as stunning as this one. We hope to return. It made for the perfect Christmas.

    Reviewed by Carmen5.0Dec 2023

  • "This place was absolutely amazing and far beyond exceeded our expectations."

    It was absolutely beautiful and had a real luxurious feel to it. I chose this place to propose to my partner at the little pond to the rear and it was stunning. The rooms are large and bed so comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need and a wonderful touch that we received a recipe and ingredients for the pizza oven. The hot tub was great. We all loved our stay here and we would like to come back every year! Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Brett5.0Sep 2023

  • "When we booked Babbelkous we had wondered whether it would live up to the photographs, it did and more."

    This eco house sits perfectly in its landscape and offered something to each of our family spanning three generations. Of note was its open aspect (much glass affording many views), the overall comfort, underfloor heating giving consistent temperatures throughout, spaces in which to hide away with a book and the large sociable kitchen. Then outside, in the courtyard area, entertainment was to be had as cooking and heating with wood was (successfully) mastered and the welcome pack of pizza ingredients put to good use. The wider outside spaces offered walks and opportunities for much wildlife spotting. And, whilst Babbelkous’ location is rural, access to our favourite coastal locations was easy, the best of both worlds. We very much welcomed this opportunity to live in such an amazing home with an eco focus and look forward to coming again.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Aug 2023

  • "Babbelkous is an amazing property, juts like something from Grand Designs."

    It is a fabulous family home, let out as a holiday property. The spaces are light and warm, with plenty of places to sit (although not together) and nice views. The beds are comfortable, with nice linens. Although the property is between a railway line and an A road, it is peaceful and quiet. There is a courtyard garden with long tables, barbeque, pizza oven and hot tub. All those modern conveniences mean that this is a complicated house. There are a dozen thermostats, an air exchange system where the fans run all night, windows that confuse grandparents, and soooo many unlabelled light switches. It would all be obvious when you lived there for a while, but turning the lights out before bed invariably took ages. Similarly the wood fired pizza oven and hot tub are not easy things to get right on your first attempt. We had a lovely week there, but at times it did feel more like a working holiday than a holiday.

    Thanks very much for the feedback. I think it a great idea to explain the lights a little more and i will do this in the next version of the welcome/house pack. With lighting the fires in the wood-burners, and hot tub ... all the wood we use is season dried on the farm which means with some good kindling and a couple of firelighters - the fires should easy to light ... but we may strengthen how to do this in the online manuals. Thanks again for your comments and for your support whilst on the farm! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic setting and had a great family weekend."

    Some issues with level of maintenance which took the edge of the stay. Kitchen sink was unusable due to leak - Reported but not repaired while we were there. Both ensuite shower doors upstairs did not close due to faults on runners and seal. Downstairs shower (steam room) drain was slow so any shower of more than a couple of minutes had water up to the shower door.

    Hello Wendy, thank you for the feedback. And thanks for the notification of the sink in the kitchen. it was only when you arrived that i heard of the problem and we could not get a plumber there before your stay ended. Equally I hadn't heard of an issue with the door - but again, we are awaiting a part to re-install it. Once again, thank you for taking the time to get back to us. It allows us to fix the problems before that become more serious. And apologies again for inconvenience caused. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy4.1Apr 2023

  • "Thank you so much for letting us enjoy the wonderful Babbelkous!"

    We've had a wonderful 10 days making happy memories.

    Feb 2023

  • "Stunning house is idyllic location- Babbelkous is a stunningly designed and beautifully furnished house set in the wonderful Suffolk countryside and we spent the most relaxing time there enjoying the extensive grounds, watching the dramatic weather come and go and visiting many of the charming villages and lovely coastline that Suffolk has to offer."

    The owner was a fantastic host who could not have been more helpful. Thank you for a very special stay!

    AnonymousJan 2023

  • "This house is fabulous."

    We were searching for a large house that could accommodate our families for a long weekend. We couldn’t ask for anything more. We loved the excluded property, modern design of the house and of course the pizza oven! The house owner was very informative and helpful with our needs. We had a lovely welcome basket which was very thoughtful. The house had all the amenities you could need. All of the beds and pillows were very comfortable not to mention everything was spotless. I was really impressed of how eco friendly the house was with all renewable energy. Heated floors were a hit. The sunken garden In the backyard is absolutely fabulous, we loved being able to spend time outside together. The only thing we wanted to change was that we wished we booked our stay a little longer. We enjoyed it so much we didn’t want to leave. If you’re looking for a jaw dropping stay this house will impress.

    Amanda BJan 2023

  • "We had an amazing visit!"

    The accommodation was beautiful and the scenery stunning. It was very well equipped and was great for my mum who was in a wheelchair as it had the ground level bedroom with ensuite. One suggestion I would make, to make all facilities fully available to everyone, including those who have mobility difficulties/who are disabled is to have a television on the ground level as my mum was unable to get up the stairs to the TV area so we was unable to enjoy a cosy family movie night one evening. Other than that the accommodation is perfect for a wonderful break away and the Pizza Oven was a lovely added touch! Maybe a hot tub in the future could be an added bonus! Thank you for a wonderful stay x

    Thank you for the feedback ... and I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay. I think a TV downstairs makes great sense for those that cannot mount the stairs - so I will add that in the future. I am also very pleased that you enjoyed the Suffolk countryside - though i can take no credit for that! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Oct 2022

  • "Our family had a lovely short stay here."

    The house and the countryside are both beautiful! Hope we can come back again.

    RimmelsOct 2022

  • "Beautifully contemporary designed modern barn style home The owner was very helpful and the clean lines and slick architecture of the property made the space a bright, airy as well as a very comfortable and homely base for our two week stay."

    Well located for shops and coasts yet set in a wonderful easy accessible location looking over fields. The house was very spacious with good bedrooms, great ensuites and all modern comforts and conveniences. Would definitely stay again. Thanks.

    Jun 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.


  • Extensive grounds of 14 acres featuring gardens, ponds, meadows orchards
  • Wood Fired (Pizza) oven, BBQ, Wood Fired Hot Tub and patio in walled courtyard
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite steam room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x super-king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Hammam (steam) room that can seat three people
  • Ground floor is built for wheelchair friendly needs: (Kitchen, diner, living room, bedroom and steam room all have no steps)
  • Two wood burners, one in the dining area, and a double sided wood-burner providing warmth to the living room and snug, with wood provided
  • Ample off-road parking
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Electric oven and grill, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer,washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 1.6 miles
  • Wood Fired Hot Tub
  • Note: Guests are responsible for taking care of the hot tub
  • Note: Please make sure children and pets are supervised at all times in the gardens
  • Note: If you wish the super-king-size to be made up as a twin please let us know
  • Note: There is external CCTV used for security purposes

The property

Babbelkous Video • Babbelkous is an exceptional, contemporary take on a traditional farmhouse, offering an exceptional retreat for those looking for a tranquil setting of which to truly relax in.

Babbelkous or 'The Chatterbox'; is set within 14 acres of fields, orchards, meadows and woodlands, offering space for guests to both explore and enjoy. A long sweeping tree lined drive leads you to this impressive property.

The property has been cleverly designed to look like two separate properties, one made of brick and one of wood, giving a subtle nod to the properties surroundings and history of the land. An entrance hall leads to the bright living room with striking curved wall, and a spectacular kitchen/dining area with vaulted ceilings allows guests to both cook and dine in style.

In addition the ground floor boasts a bedroom, two shower rooms and a three person steam room.

Up on the first floor are four additional bedrooms and three bathrooms, with the addition of a mezzanine area for those looking to relax and enjoy a spot of TV, games or puzzle.

The property has been built to operate in a very environmentally sustainable way, with ground heat sourced pumps capturing energy from the fields, supporting underfloor heating throughout the house.

Solar panels provide the electricity and heat recovery system which provide clean, filtered air in the house. Approach You know you are somewhere special where you approach the long tree lined drive way with glimpses of this spectacular property.

The fields to the left and right of the drive are part of the property.

Ground Floor Entering into the vast hallway, with under floor heating and resin flooring throughout the ground and first floor giving a warm soft surface underfoot.

For that reason as well as protection of the floor, we ask that you remove your shoes on entering the house.The ground floor has been designed with an array of bi-fold doors and windows to make the most of every view on offer - changing throughout the seasons. Kitchen/Dining Area With 6m vaulted ceilings and spectacular views across the garden and fields beyond.

This spectacular modern kitchen with grand table seating 10 is the ultimate space to wine and dine with your party.

In the cooler months why not make the most of the wood-burning stove and enjoy the warm and cosiness whilst taking in the stunning views on offer. The kitchen boasts all of the modern technologies required for the chef of the party, or even a catering team to enjoy, with full height fridge with double icebox freezer, two single electric ovens with warming drawer, 4 ring induction hob with built in extractor fan, dishwasher, kettle and Delonghi 'bean to cup' coffee machine. Utility Room Featuring a washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and additional storage and work surface space. Sitting Areas A bright and spacious double living area is positioned with striking curved wall made of Siberian Douglas Fir, with views out onto the garden and fields beyond through the full height bi-fold doors.

A dual sided log burning stove is positioned between the two sections, with all parties being able to enjoy this fantastic feature.

An array of sofas and comfortable arm chairs are positioned with side tables and wall mounted lamps. Boot Room Featuring a bench seat, boot tray and coat store. Bedroom 1 With beautiful views across the garden and rolling countryside.

A sumptuous king size bed awaits, reading lamps and arm chair for you to sit back and enjoy the views.

This room features quadruple wardrobes with hanging rails, drawers and shelves for your belongings. En-Suite Steam Room The en-suite offers not only a fantastic walk in rain fall shower, but also an Hammam (steam room) which comfortably seats three.

In addition there is a wash basin and WC. First Floor There are two sets of wooden stairs leading up to the first floor.

The first set takes you to the mezzanine, with the second set taking you up to the bedrooms and bathroom. Mezzanine The mezzanine level offers a space for you to sit back and relax and enjoy a spot of TV or for families to hold competitive game nights.

There is a luxurious sofa positioned not only to enjoy the Smart TV but also the dramatic countryside views on offer. Bedroom 2 The bedrooms has been carefully designed and furnished to offer a tranquil space for all to enjoy, whilst making the most of the views on offer.

This particular room features a super-king size bed with bedside table and lamps.

There is a dressing table and a triple wardrobe with hanging rail, shelves and drawers for your belongings. En-Suite Shower Room With a walk in rainfall shower with handheld attachment, wash basin and WC.

Full length mirror.

Bedroom 3 Offering twin beds, with bedside tables and lamps, dressing table and double wardrobe with hanging rail and drawer.

Full length dressing mirror.

Bedroom 4 This room is perfect for both adults and children to enjoy, with it&

39;s super-king zip/link bed, with the option of being made up as a twin.

In addition this room features a dressing table, bedside tables and lamps and a triple wardrobe with hanging rail, shelves and drawers.

Full length dressing mirror.

Family Bathroom A luxurious bath awaits, grab that glass of wine and good book and enjoy a long soak.

In addition this room feature a large rainfall shower with handheld attachment, wash basin with large mirror above, WC and heated towel rail. Bedroom 5 With views out across the front of the property featuring the sprawling pond bustling with wildlife.

A deluxe super-king bed awaits, with bedside tables and lamps and a wardrobe with hanging rail and shelves.

Full length dressing mirror.

En-Suite Shower Room With a rainfall shower, wash basin and WC. Outside A tree lined drive way sweeps its way down to the front of the property, with large wildlife pond adjacent. To the rear of the property is a manicured garden featuring a stunning sunken garden, capturing the rainwater from the house.

Two unique stone mosaic carpets are laid on the red brick floor, making it a lovely place for morning yoga or simply a cup of coffee whilst listening to the birds.

The south facing garden allows guests to make the most of the outdoor space, with the enclosed courtyard offering a large outdoor table and chairs, with BBQ, Wood-fired Pizza oven and Wood Fired Hot Tub.

At night time why not light a fire in the fire bowl and watch the stars glisten in the sky. Further across the natural wildlife garden are paths leading you through the orchard, vegetable patch, meadows and woodlands.

Hours of fun can be enjoyed taking in the space on offer and the vast array of wildlife including deer. Babbelkous offers ample parking at the front of the property for guests to enjoy.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

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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 make sure children and pets are supervised at all times in the gardens.
Note: If you wish the super-king-size to be made up as a twin please let us know

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas