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Wheelwright's Barn, Walpole

(Ref. 1116948)

Walpole Near Halesworth, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (10)
  • well (6)
  • garden (6)
  • welcome (6)
  • our (6)
  • no (5)

13 Customer Reviews

  • "Mattress on the double upstairs is badly stained and very thin not on a proper bed base, it needs to be replaced, it was uncomfortable and not fit for purpose."

    The people slept on the sofa. Nice warm house with plenty of hot water. Garden needs urgent attention, plaving slabs outside back door slippery. Shrubs need pruning to give more light.

    Reviewed by Frances3.8Jan 2024

  • "It was a lovely comfortable cottage in a fantastic location."

    We had a lovely few days exploring the area. The cottage was well equipped, with a really generous welcome pack. We will happily come back.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Dec 2023

  • "The property was absolutely gorgeous."

    It was warm and cosy when we got there and spotlessly clean. Lovely big fridge and freezer. And loads of things provided that Sykes didn’t know, and we couldn’t ask directly of the owner so ended up bringing coffee, tea, salt, pepper, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, cleaning cloths etc when it was all, very helpfully, provided. The garden is secure enough for the dogs to walk around as long as someone stays with them. Beautiful views and the goats are just gorgeous. And of course, Percy the peacock deserves his own separate write up! The only 2 niggles were the double bed upstairs, thin mattress on a VERY hard base. All other beds good though. And no instructions on how to work the oven or kettle. The kettle we worked out but the oven was really hit and miss. Thankfully my brother had come across similar and knew the magic touch. Other than that, I would definitely stay here again. Sykes communication was quite good from start to finish, good instructions etc and then the owner himself text me on the day with more detailed instructions and was super helpful in leaving the door unlocked so we didn’t struggle in the dark. Really thoughtful. Plus the most beautiful Christmas tree with lights and a lovely cake, mince pies and milk and Prosecco were also left which was a really lovely touch and gratefully received. All in all a great success Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Lisa-maria4.7Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely week but have to agree with the previous reviews in that the cottage needs some TLC and the garden is very overgrown."

    Appreciate it is a character building but didn’t think it was as clean as it could be with some cobwebs and the downstairs bedroom had a small patch of damp/mould in one corner. If the greenery was cut back it would have been easier to open the window. Again, instructions for the oven would have been useful as it wouldn’t come on without fiddling with all the buttons. We appreciated the welcome gifts and enjoyed the log burner. This was our first visit to Suffolk and we thought it was beautiful and we will definitely return to the area.

    Reviewed by Alison2.8Oct 2023

  • "Very confusing as instructions incorrectly stated the barn had an orange door, the proprietor had to stand in the road to wave us down as it is a green door."

    It was very dangerous pulling out into the road as it is on a bend and there are overgrown trees blocking the view of oncoming traffic, a mirror on the other side of the road would be very beneficial. The vegetation around the barn could do with cutting down as opening windows was a bit difficult. There were no instructions for any of the kitchen equipment and there was no colander. None of this affected our stay though, a bit of tlc needed on it otherwise we had a lovely time. The Guernsey goats and the peacock were lovely. The welcome pack was appreciated with fresh eggs and wild flowers. The barn itself is well equipped for 6 people and it is very central to visit the surrounding areas. Found the nearest pubs are in Halesworth, The King's Head and The Angel. Had a roast at the Queen's Head in Bramfield which was lovely.

    Reviewed by Judith3.8Oct 2023

  • "Lovely spacious barn and well equipped."

    Ideal location for exploring beautiful Suffolk. Garden and surrounding areas need some TLC. Appliance instructions would be useful. No DVD player as listed. Lovely welcome gifts. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Sep 2023

  • "A roomy & generally comfy accomodation in a beautiful area & well placed for exploring the Suffolk coastline."

    Cottage needs a bit of TLC, for example, the rear patio is quite overgrown with shrubs, as are the windows in the front of the property, making it quite dark when daylight. Appliance instructions would be useful. The shower in the groundfloor en-suite overflows onto the floor etc. The toilet bowls are badly stained with scale & the kettle needs descaling, we did clean the filter on it as it was difficult to pour. We did enjoy our stay & thank the owner for the welcome gifts.

    Reviewed by David3.8Sep 2023

  • "Difficult to find as looking for an orange door, also the owners who live next door have their house name on at the entrance which leads you to think its not Wheelwrights Barn."

    Storage trays in ground floor shower would be a huge help also with pegs behind the door. We loved staying there meeting their dogs and making friends with Percy the Peacock and hope to return. A lovely comfortable home.

    Reviewed by Lucille4.7Jul 2023

  • "Property was in lovely situation and with many villages and small towns within an easy drive."

    The downstairs bedroom and walk in shower was good for my sister who struggles with stairs and the enclosed garden was ideal for our lab. Some sort of shelving Iin both bathrooms would be useful.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Jul 2023

  • "Nice place & people, good accommodation."

    Would think it would be great for families with children

    Reviewed by Martin3.8Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage: well equipped and comfortable."

    The owners lived next door and were available if we had any queries. They also owned a herd of goats, chickens, bees, dogs and a very friendly peacock called Percy: All very entertaining. We squeezed a lot of sightseeing into our visit: Rendlesham Forest UFO trail, Snape Maltings, Minsmere RSPB reserve (spring watch), Leiston Abbey, Thorpness, Aldeburgh, Framingham Castle, Helmingham Hall, Southwold, Walberswick and Sudbourne Nature Reserve. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would recommend a stay in Suffolk to anyone that loves the country. Wheelwright Barn was in a perfect location.

    Thank you! We’re so glad you enjoyed Wheelwright’s and all that Suffolk has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely and relaxing place to spend some quality family time."

    The hosts were very accommodating, helpful when needed and very nice. Only downfall was the unsecured garden as using long lines is a little hard with more than one dog as they get twisted and muddy in the bad weather. But the ease of everything else made up for that. Also make the best Honey I ever tasted!

    Reviewed by Charlie-anne4.4Dec 2022

  • "Great house."

    Really nice location, for Halesworth and easy to get to Southwold from. The layout with one downstairs bedroom available for my 88 year old father with ensuite was just brilliant for us. The kitchen is well equipped. the cottage was lovely and warm when we arrived, with cake, milk and a bottle of pressecco to welcome us. Good hosts too. highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 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.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Freesat, DVD player, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed gardens with lawns, patio area, patio furniture, barbecue
  • Three small/medium well-behaved dogs welcome downstairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: If you wish the owner to provide a travel cot and highchair please request at time of booking
  • Note: There will be a welcome gift of wine and biscuits on arrival
  • Note: If you wish to bring dogs please inform us at time of booking
  • Note: No unaccompanied teenagers please
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead and supervised in the gardens

The property

Halesworth 2.2 miles.

Standing in beautiful gardens, this stunning barn conversion, Wheelwright’s Barn rests in countryside near Walpole close to Halesworth in Suffolk.

Ideal for a family holiday or for friends travelling together, the property has everything needed for a relaxing rural stay.

The open-plan living space invites guests in straight away with a wonderfully light and airy ambience.

Take a seat in the ample seating area arranged around the woodburning stove and enjoy spending time together and with the patio doors helping to bring the outdoors in, it is just as easy to spend time outside.

Step into the kitchen/diner where you will find a superbly fitted kitchen housing simply everything you could need to prepare hearty food for the whole family and with an informal dining area it’s a great spot to pull up a chair and enjoy a relaxed meal together.

Or you can sit around the more formal dining table in the open-plan living space and indulge in a long, lazy meal; it’s your choice.

If the sun is shining, then you can even eat outside or why not fire up the barbecue and really make the most of the outside space?

The beauty of the bedroom configuration at Wheelwright’s Barn is that there will be a bedroom to suit everyone.

For those who may have mobility issues, the ground-floor bedroom with en-suite facilities is easily accessible and the two upstairs bedrooms are ideal for both grown-ups and children alike.

Head out for the day from Wheelwright’s Barn with some fantastic places to visit right on the doorstep including the bustling market town of Halesworth or jump in the car and head to the charming seaside town of Southwold.

Attractions worth a visit include Snape Maltings concert hall and exhibition centre, RSPB Minsmere, Africa Alive Zoological Reserve, Framlingham Castle and Adnams Brewery.

Go for a walk and be at one with nature with a trip to Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and make sure you take a camera for all those photo opportunities!

The living is easy with a break at Wheelwright’s Barn.

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

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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: If you wish the owner to provide a travel cot and highchair please request at time of booking. Note: If you wish to bring dogs please inform us at time of booking. Note: No unaccompanied teenagers please. Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead and supervised in the gardens

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