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Souters Barn Holiday Cottage

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Souters bathed in sunlight is also surrounded by woodland.
The terrace, complete with wood fired pizza oven is perfect for al fresco eating.
The approach to Souters and Gribbles.
1 of 11Souters bathed in sunlight is also surrounded by woodland.
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
3 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Proud to have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence in 2014, 2017 and 2018 Souters consists of a converted barn on a track leading to the owner's small farm. It provides an exceptional, secluded and very comfortable place to stay. Souters has one double bedroom and a sofa bed and is suitable for sleeping up to 3 people The living space and kitchen areas have space for up to 4 people. Inside is a wood burner - perfect for cosy winter evenings; outside is a wood fired pizza oven - perfect for summer evenings (and don't restrict yourself to cooking just pizzas). The private garden is surrounded by woods teeming with wildlife and provides a peaceful place to relax. We are in the heart of Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley. There are very good restaurants and bistro pubs in the locality a...Proud to have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence in 2014, 2017 and 2018 Souters consists of a converted barn on a track leading to the owner's small farm. It provides an exceptional, secluded and very comfortable place to stay. Souters has one double bedroom and a sofa bed and is suitable for sleeping up to 3 people The living space and kitchen areas have space for up to 4 people. Inside is a wood burner - perfect for cosy winter evenings; outside is a wood fired pizza oven - perfect for summer evenings (and don't restrict yourself to cooking just pizzas). The private garden is surrounded by woods teeming with wildlife and provides a peaceful place to relax. We are in the heart of Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley. There are very good restaurants and bistro pubs in the locality and an award winning farm shop in the next village. Souters is a good base from which to explore the countryside and other East Anglian delights, being just 5 minutes drive from the A12 midway between Ipswich and Colchester. The historic market town of Hadleigh is 5 miles away with buildings of interest and an individual high street with varied shopping opportunities. Ideal for a quiet break to enjoy the surrounding Constable countryside by foot or bicycle. Dedham is an attraction for artists and is just 2 miles away with art gallery and shop, Munnings museum and tea houses.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome; but we ask that they are not allowed on the furniture please. Please state whether 1 or 2 dogs at time of booking. No parties or events. Not suitable for 'stag' or 'hen' functions. Smoking is permitted OUTSIDE ONLY provided guests pick up all cigarette buts etc But strict No Smoking in any of the buildings please
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Nick and Cath M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
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Reviewed 1 March 2020

Amazing place to stay for a chilled out weekend. Lovely setting. Nick and Cath the owners are lovely friendly people. Thank you for cake Cath. We would definitely recommend to friends and family. A get away place to recharge the batteries.

Date of stay: February 2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2020

Great rural location, very peaceful and quiet, with lovely walks and places to explore. Pubs and eateries are close by within a couple of miles. The cottage is really comfortable and cosy, and had everything we needed. We would definitely recommend and look forward to...More

Date of stay: February 2020
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Wander326369, VR Owner at Souters Barn Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2020

We're pleased you enjoyed the walks and eateries; they're a special feature we also enjoy! We look forward to welcoming you here again.

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Reviewed 21 September 2019

Amazing cottage in countryside. Very comfortable with all the home comforts u need. Good location for numerous attractions for both adults and children. Pubs and eateries within a few miles. A definite recommendation to stay here.

Date of stay: September 2019
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Wander326369, VR Owner at Souters Barn Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2019

There are more good places to eat opening all the time locally and we can recommend many. The wood fired pizza oven at Souters also provides much entertainment and good food.

Reviewed 17 July 2019

The location is ideally placed for exploring the Dedham Vale/Stour valley along the south suffolk/north Essex borders and historical towns such as Bury St edmunds and Colchester just a few miles down the road. The accommodation is cosy and comfortable, airy and light, with an...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Wander326369, VR Owner at Souters Barn Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2019

We look forward to welcoming you back so that you can explore more of the local area.

Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

This is our second time staying at Souters and Gribbles Higham and it was just as amazing as our first... Peaceful, homely and teaming with Wildlife. We were welcomed by a wonderful homemade cake and beautiful fresh-cut country flowers. Our 2 boys stayed in Gribbles...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Jenny B
Wander326369, VR Owner at Souters Barn Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2019

It was lovely to see you all again and great that you had good weather to enjoy all the outside experiences. We hope to see you again before too long.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Water Park Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Ipswich is a lively town for the arts with three theatres, lots of museums, shopping for those interested and a variety of good places to eat. Colchester also has a thriving Arts scene including theatres and galleries. Both towns have food and arts based festivals throughout the year. There are many good farm shops in the area selling local produce and a growing number of micro breweries and vineyards. The Suffolk coast, including Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh and Southwold are within easy reach for a day out.
Getting around
Having a car is very useful here however there are very good local taxi firms who on occasion have delivered guests from the local railway station (Manningtree or Colchester) and collected them again at the end of their stay. There are plenty of varied walks from the property which could end at a choice of pubs from where a taxi could collect guests to bring them home.
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