We booked this B&B purely for location (it is very close to Ravenwood Hotel where my friend's wedding reception was held), without even reading the reviews beforehand. The beautiful interior and exterior were therefore a very pleasant surprise.
The building is a restored barn (as the name suggests). The oak beams lend the interior an olde-worlde charm but the rooms lack no mod cons. Our room (downstairs double with en-suite) looked very appealing with fresh-looking cream walls, dark wooden furniture and soft furnishings in luxurious satins in reds and golds. There was also a (smallish) flat-screen TV mounted on the wall and a DVD player - and there were even some DVDs available to borrow in the hallway!
The en-suite had a large shower. There was no bath (which didn't trouble me at all). The towels were large, white and fluffy and every possible need had been catered for right down to cotton wool balls etc! The whole place was absolutely spotless.
The service was also very superior. Ray and Rachel (who run Oak Farm Barn) do not live in the building, but they gave us their number to ring as we were arriving, and were on-hand by the time we arrived. They were extremely welcoming and friendly. And the breakfast they cooked us was delicious - after a large wedding dinner the previous evening, I struggled to eat very much, but my husband tells me it was one of the best he's ever had!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two minutes from A14, a friendly welcome awaits you at our converted barn with its many original beams, open-plan staircase/gallery. All rooms ensuite with TV, DVD & free WiFi, furnished to a high standard. We have tried to keep the spirit of the barn, while at the same time, giving an atmosphere of homely charm. Detached from our home, guests are free to come and go as they please. Peaceful with rural views. Ample parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oak Farm Barn Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk