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Souters Barn (and Gribbles Shepherds Hut)

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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Ipswich, Suffolk, East Anglia, England
Proud to have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence in 2014 and 2017.
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 can accommodate up to 6 people. There is also a tuned upright piano in one corner of the living area. The private garden is surrounded by woods teeming with wildlife and provides a peaceful place to relax.

Gribbles is a luxurious shepherds hut tucked away in a corner of Souter's garden and can be hired at extra cost to provide the second bedroom. It cannot be hired independently of Souters. It has a full size double bed, en suite shower and toilet with under floor heating and heat...
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Listing #HL215042
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 3 days ago via mobile

We stayed for the weekend with our two dogs. It's so quiet and peaceful and there is no light pollution whatsoever so we made good use of the clear sky at night. We were absolutely charmed, the house is a little gem. It's clean and...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Nikolay K
Reviewed 4 November 2018

This is our fourth autumn returning to Souter, which says a lot. It is perfect for peace and quiet, getting away from the bustle of life and just enjoying the wonders of Suffolk as the colours change. The accommodation is tasteful, clean, very comfortable and...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank kalocu
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

Before even arriving at Souters Barn, I experienced friendly and helpful responses to my booking and they even allowed us to check in slightly earlier. The cottage itself was well equipped and very comfortable with lots of lovely finishing touches. The living space was large...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank NicholaKelly12
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
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...
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    1 Full
    1 Sofa
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
14 Sep 2018 -
20 Dec 2018
2 nights
21 Dec 2018 -
3 Jan 2019
Christmas and New Year
2 nights
4 Jan 2019 -
18 Apr 2019
2 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Dogs £50 per dog per week (or £10 per dog per night): £50 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: £100 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
DISCOUNTS FOR WEEKLY GROUP PRICES: please contact the owners A refundable damages/security deposit of £100.00 is payable with each booking.Well behaved dogs are welcome. A cleaning surcharge of £10 per night per dog; or a surcharge of £50 applies per dog for a week stay.Preferred payment method BACS or cheque. Any bank charges incurred on transactions from overseas banks are the responsibility of the guest.
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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.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Stanstead: 80.0 km
Railway: Manningtree: 10.0 km
Ferry: Harwich: 40.0 km
One hour from Stansted airport
One hour train journey from London to local train station
Nearest train station of Manningtree is 15 minutes car journey, taxis always available
Colchester train station 20 minutes car journey, taxis always available
By car Souters is only 5 minutes from the A12 half way between Ipswich and Colchester
Harwich port is 40 minutes car journey.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Water Park Nearby, Nearest Beach: 30.0 km.
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