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Manor Farm Barn

(Ref. 1098146)

Thorndon, Suffolk Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "What an amazing place to stay!"

    Beautifully kept, extremely well appointed, exceptionally clean and wonderfully warm (considering we stayed in February and the ceiling in the main part of the barn is very high I expected it to be cold but the under floor heating was amazing!). We were a group of 3 families making up 9 guests from all corners of the country who get together once every few years and we try to find a property that really adds to the reunion. Manor Farm Barn is that place. So much charm and character. We bumped into the owners and they were so lovely. The hot tub was also a real hit, and the gated courtyard area was great to let our two dogs hang out in, the local pub has fantastic food and the community store is perfect. Recommend recommend recommend!

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Feb 2024


  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super-king (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x super-king (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x twin ,1 bathroom with W.C and overhead shower
  • 1 x ground-floor twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with open fire
  • Snug
  • Central heating
  • Electric Range, microwave, bread-maker, fridge, freezer, washing machine, and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi, and a selection of books
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent, more wood available to buy
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x travel cot and 2x stair-gate available
  • Ample private, off-road parking
  • Garden with lawn, patio hot tub, trampoline and furniture
  • Rear covered seating area in enclosed courtyard with barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3miles
  • Various walks and footpaths
  • Set aside land for good dog walking
  • Thorndon is on the cycle route
  • Central heating
  • Electric range, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, and a selection of books
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and stairgate available
  • Ample private, off-road parking
  • Garden with lawn, patio hot tub, trampoline and furniture
  • Rear garden with covered seating area and barbecue
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.4 miles

The property

Manor Farm Barn, a glorious Grade II-listed barn conversion dating back to the 17th-century, set in half an acre of gardens and lawn,overlooking fields and located in the village of Thorndon, Suffolk.

This stunning property provides a tranquil escape for families, friends and couples alike with a hot tub, spacious living areas, and everything you need for a self-catering break with loved ones.

After parking in the private driveway, make yourself at home in the bubbling hot tub and feel the stresses of everyday life melt away.

Step inside and you’ll discover a home that boasts charm and character, with a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, flagstone flooring to name a few special features.

Two of the upstairs bedrooms, one with an en-suite are, fitted with zip/link beds for ultimate flexibility, allowing for super-king-size or twin configuration.

The upstairs bathroom is shared by the remaining superking room and 1 twin room.

Two of the twin bedrooms are located on the ground floor, one of which boasts its own en-suite.

The kitchen is very well equipped for a week away, with the adjoining snug available for when you need some time away from the rest of the group to read a book.

From here, the open fire in the living/dining room (which also has underfloor heating) will provide a warming atmosphere to enjoy your meals or catch up on your favourite shows, with the true grandiose of the barn conversion taking centre stage here.

In the warmer months, it will be hard to stay inside; the garden is large and well-equipped for all ages, home to dining seating, a trampoline, and of course, a sought-after hot tub!

Leaving the comfort of Manor Farm Barn, you can set off for a day of adventure in the towns of Eye, Woodbridge, Bury St Edmunds, Southwold and Aldeburgh.

The fine city of Norwich with its shops, covered market, Cathedral, theatre and various eating places is well worth a visit.

Sutton Hoo (near Woodbridge) with its Viking ship is a very good day out.

Explore the streets of Eye, with its small shops and castle ruins.

Enjoy a leisurely day in Bury St Edmunds, home to the impressive Abbey ruins, Cathedral and Gardens and delightful cafes, or visit Southwold with its impressive pier and beach huts.

Aldeburgh will offer more beach vibes, with its shingle beach and popular fish and chip shops.

For those days where you don’t want to leave the countryside, explore the picturesque Dedham Vale, wander the trails of Thetford Forest and take a step back in time to the ancient village of Lavenham with its historic buildings and pubs.

A stay at Manor Farm Barn offers something special for every type of traveller.

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About the location


Eye 3.2 miles; Ipswich 18.5 miles; Bury St Edmunds 22.4 miles.

Thorndon, Suffolk is a charming village nestled in the heart of the countryside, offering a perfect retreat for those seeking a peaceful getaway. With its picturesque surroundings, visitors can immerse themselves in the beauty of nature and enjoy a tranquil atmosphere. History enthusiasts will be delighted by the presence of Eye Castle ruins just a few miles away from Thorndon. Also, Framlingham and its Castle is very much worth a visit with lots of events on throughout the year. For railway enthusiasts, the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway is available; this heritage railway offers a nostalgic journey through the Suffolk countryside, allowing passengers to experience the charm of a bygone era (Please check for opening times). When it comes to dining and entertainment, the Black Horse Inn Thorndon is a popular spot, known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere; with a wide selection of beverages and a menu featuring both classic pub dishes and contemporary offerings, this charming inn is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring. The Beaconsfield Arms in Occold (with limited opening hours) is an inviting pub that serves up meals in an old Suffolk pub, originally known as the Beer House it dates from 1844, whilst the Stoke White Horse on the A140 is open all day every day with a varied menu. Overall, Thorndon, Suffolk offers a perfect blend of history.

PLEASE NOTE; the property will only accept 7 night bookings on the 20th and 27th December 2024.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute