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Ivy House Barn

(Ref. 1125901)

Athelington near Stradbroke, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "For us the property was perfect and ticked all our boxes."

    We had a dog and the walks around the area were plentiful. A microwave would have been a welcome addition. as would a heat resistant glove for those such as ourselves who lit the wood burner. We look forward to our next visit

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2023

  • "We found it a bit too remote and would have enjoyed it much more during lighter evenings"

    Reviewed by William4.1Oct 2023

  • "A great place to stay."

    Very comfortable with plenty of space and well equipped for two people. A great large private garden and comfortable furniture through out. Plenty of storage space for clothes and food in the kitchen area. Very quiet and well situated. The conservatory is excellent as well as the out door seating. Sykes website states that a microwave is suppled but it is not. The only small downside is that the bed is very creaky and impossible to get out of during the night without waking your partner. Would also have preferred a lighter quilt for the summer.

    Reviewed by Viv4.7Sep 2023

  • "A perfect rural retreat."

    The conservatory and garden a real bonus. The size and comfort of the cottage exceptional.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was a lovely surprise when we first walked in."

    We thoroughly enjoyed staying there and the owner was there to greet us and show us around. We were lucky with the weather; when we got home it was pouring with rain! It may help other holiday makers if there was a welcome pack available, and perhaps some information on where to go and what to see in the surrounding area. Otherwise, most enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very welcoming on arrival and available throughout."

    Would have appreciated a microwave and a hairdryer but this was not a major issue. Overall a great holiday. Sorry we didn’t have time to finish the jigsaw! Good quality ones always take longer.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely cottage for two people Clean and tidy with more than enough furnature anf facilities."

    Lovely big garden fulll of flowers, shrubs and trees. Our little dog loved it. Patio with table and chairs and all the room that you would need.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Apr 2023

  • "The owners live next door to the Barn and welcomed us on arrival."

    We are both elderly and they helped us in with our luggage, food and things I thought we might need. How wrong I was; everything you can possibly need is provided in a house that is immaculately clean and beautifully furnished, including flowers from the lovely garden that can be enjoyed from either the patio or sun room, according to weather. Logs were provided for the wood burner which they lit for us when the temperature dropped. They were unobtrusive but ready to help, if required. We cannot recommend this property highly enough.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very very very good"

    Reviewed by Neeta5.0Apr 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sun room
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden patio with furniture
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 2.6 miles
  • Note: Garden is not enclosed

The property

This charming annex is situated next to the owner’s home in the village of Athelington, amidst the scenery of High Suffolk.

Affording an open-plan living space, character beams, a woodburning stove and off-road parking, Ivy House Barn welcomes couples looking to escape to Suffolk, with easy access to the Norfolk Broads, Coast and Heaths AONB.

After a day of exploring, kick back in the sitting area and make yourself comfortable on the settee and armchairs, with an alluring woodburning stove to heat the space.

Cross over to the kitchen and fix up a hearty meal before setting the dining table with crockery and cutlery.

Spend some down time in the sunroom or take the evening outside to the patio space, complete with bistro table and chairs so you can enjoy alfresco dining.

The bedroom features a double bed and contemporary en-suite shower room where you can freshen up before your adventures.

Pick up your cupboard essentials from the neighbouring village of Horham, whilst Stradbroke is slightly further along but offers a pub, ideal for when you fancy a night away from cooking, whilst Framlingham and Eye offer a choice of takeaways.

Ivy House Barn is within easy reach of the Suffolk coast, boasting a number of fantastic beaches for you to take advantage of, including Walberswick Beach, The Denes Beach in Southwold and Aldeburgh beach, offering watersporting and wild swimming opportunities.

Both Aldeburgh and Southwold are villages that are well worth a visit with coastal walks, museums and local craft and produce shops, whilst the market town of Framlingham is worth a visit, boasting the Norman Framlingham Castle that was seen in Ed Sheeran’s music video for ‘Castle on the Hill’.

Choose Ivy House Barn for a romantic retreat to Suffolk.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Eye 7 miles; Diss 10 miles.

Stradbroke is a bustling village situated in High Suffolk, with two excellent pubs and a handful of local shops. The village is just a few miles’ drive to the historic market towns of Diss to the north and Framlingham to the South and is within easy driving distance of the beautiful scenery of the Suffolk Coast National Nature Reserve.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas