If you need to escape from the world, this place is for you. It is set in quiet countryside but has some interesting places to visit only a short drive away, such as Sutton Hoo, Aldeborough, Orford and Framlingham Castle.
The barn is beautifully presented with quality furniture and kitchen items. Our only gripe was the small shower and wash basin in the little shower room. We found them a bit tricky to use but this wouldn't prevent us from returning for another break. We didn't get round to using the hot tub as we had to leave earlier than expected but it looked very inviting with the pretty coloured lights on the barn beside it. Next time! We made full use of the wood-burner though.
Rosalind was very helpful and made us so welcome. It was really lovely to walk in and find an anniversary balloon, card and cake and a bottle of fizz in the fridge.
Perhaps the highlight of our stay was watching the little birds on both patios while we were having morning coffee. We saw a robin, blue-tits, great-tits, chaffinches and pied wagtails. If only I'd had my camera to hand when a little blue-tit came to drink at the water butt just outside the window! We also added a squirrel running around on the tennis court, a rabbit and two moorhens to our list.
Hoping we'll be able to make a return visit in the not too distant future.
Perfect accommodation in an idyl setting, just what we needed to celebrate our Pearl anniversary. On arrival there was a bottle of wine chilling, some cake, a balloon and a card from the owners, Rosalind and Kevin, which was a perfect start to our weekend. The Barn is beautiful, so well equipped for any length of stay. It is tastefully decorated and every detail has been thought of, specially the roll top bath in the bedroom and the wonderful private hot tub. Even a tennis court for the more energetic. Framlingham is a lovely little town about a five minute drive away, with a castle, shops, cafes and pubs which serve some lovely food. Would thoroughly recommend a stay at Willows Barn and would definitely visit again.
We had the most wonderful stay at this beautiful barn. Our first impression was how clean and fresh it looked.
The hot tub was so relaxing, and the tennis court was a real bonus.
But what we enjoyed most was the blisfull peace and quiet, broken only by gentle birdsong. The Barn is completely private, and not overlooked by anyone.
The nearby village of Framlingham features a lovely castle which is definitely worth a visit.
A 30 minute drive gets you to the unspoilt beauty of Southwold, or to the seaside town of Aldeburgh, where the Brudenell hotel has a wonderful seafood restaurant.
The owners of Willows Barn were so kind and helpful, not that we needed to ask any questions; everything is explained very clearly. We intend returning there soon..
Thank you Rosalind and Kevin.
We have just spent two wonderful weeks in Willows Barn. If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind then Willows Barn is 'Just Perfect'. It's owners Rosalind and Kevin have created a truly magical place for two people to stay. Wonderfully spacious and elegantly furnished accommodation, an inviting hot tub and 'your own' tennis court - all set in beautifully tended grounds.
Although you have the perfect peace and privacy of staying in the countryside you are only 35 minutes pleasant stroll into the lovely little market town of Framlingham. The walk takes you along quiet country lanes, passing through fields of wheat and corn on either side. Framlingham has a Norman Castle and a stunning Parish Church. Buy some cheese, quiche or fresh bread (from the famous Pump Street Bakery) from Leo's Deli and sit outside the Dancing Goat Cafe drinking very good coffee and watching the 'world go by' across on the Market Square.
Nearby is the lovely seaside town of Aldeburgh with its famous Crag Path walk to Thorpeness and equally famous fish and chips. Snape Maltings is also nearby and a visit to Orford is a must. Just up the A12 takes you to the famous seaside town of Southwold with its myriad of coloured bathing huts. South on the A12 takes you to Sutton Hoo - a truly fabulous and remarkable place to visit.
We have stayed in many very good holiday cottages over the last 20 years but Willows Barn comes right at the top of the list.
It's 'Just Perfect'.
My hubby booked willows barn as a birthday treat for me for 3 nights and it didn't disappoint from the moment we arrived we was blown away with the high standard that this barn had to offer hot tub our own tennis court & all the mod cons available in the barn. Rosalind & Kevin certainly made us feel welcome with a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge homemade cake little bottles of rose & a card & balloon to help me kickstart my birthday celebrations what a lovely gesture the owners are around if you need them but don't disturb you unless needed even doing silent checks first thing in the morning to the hot tub. Even though it rained for most of our break it didn't dampen our spirits with trips to framlingham castle & Aldeburgh beach food in framlingham was fantastic with rumbles fish & chip shop & a must is the prince of India curry house. The area surrounding the barn is so tranquil & peaceful the only thing you will hear is the wildlife, missing the barn already as on our return home all we hear is noise we will definitely like to book again & would definitely recommend this barn. Thanks to Rosalind & Kevin for an outstanding retreat.
Just came back from a lovely 4 nights away at this very peaceful & relaxing holiday home :). Only a lil trip down the road for us but still very lovely. Visiting the local area (on days it didn't rain) was Fab! Trips to the Castle & Sutton Hoo were really enjoyable as we hadn't been for years!
We were greeted by an Anniversary Balloon & Bubbly, Wine in the fridge & Homemade cake (very yummy!).
We did 'attempt' tennis as we were enjoying Wimbledon and loved relaxing in the hot tub every evening.
Overall, very peaceful, cosy and modern place to stay- I'm sure we will visit again!
Perfect way to spend our 1st Wedding Anniversary!!
Thank you sooo much for everything! :)
Just returned from five wonderful nights at Willows Barn. The accommodation is lovely and just perfect for two! Rosalind & Kevin made us very welcome and have thought of everything. Willows Barn is well equipped, with a very comfy bed and brilliant little kitchen, what a treat to have a tennis court and hot tub just outside our door! We made full use of both and still had tIme to explore Framlingham and beautiful Suffolk. The Barn is situated in a beautiful location and it was so peaceful to sit outside and enjoy our surroundings, breakfast, lunch and Pims! Looking forward to visiting again!