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Souters Barn and Gribbles Shepherds Hut in romantic, peaceful woodland setting

115 reviews
The approach to Souters and Gribbles.
Souters bathed in sunlight is also surrounded by woodland.
Gribbles nestles in a corner of Souters garden.
The terrace, complete with wood fired pizza oven is perfect for al fresco eating.
Souters has a well equipped kitchen.
Souters living space has a cool and airy feel during the summer.
During the colder months the wood burner makes for cosy evenings.
The bedroom window looks out onto a bank of wild flowers.
Souters has a very comfortable bedroom.
The power shower with loads of hot water.
Gribbles is about 20m from Souters, tucked into a corner of the garden.
Gribbles has a full size double bed with a pull out truckle bed beneath.
Gribbles has en suite facilities with floor heating, WC, basin, large shower and heated towel rail.
Foxgloves in the woodland round Souters garden
Bluebells in Souters woodland
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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 and single truckle bed, en suite shower and toilet with under...
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am fortunate enough to have just stayed in Souters Barn for three nights and cannot recommend it enough. This place is a gem that ticks every box and more. I feel particularly lucky to have got it due to a cancellation and will definitely...More

Thank angestra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Warm welcome and delicious cake awaits. Very comfortable self catering accommodation.Set in the Dedham vale ( Constable country).The shepherds hut is also cozy. The owners secure field is close by for exercising your dogs. We would highly recommend it. Very quite and peaceful. Already...More

Thank vicky s
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

We stayed for four days during half term ... two adults in Souters Barn and two kids (8 & 10 yrs) in the Shepherd's Hut. Both the Barn and the Hut are beautifully sited, very comfortable (the only exception being the thickness of the sofa...More

Thank Waterlow7
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • 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
Well behaved dogs welcome; but we ask that they are not allowed on the furniture please. No parties or events. Not suitable for 'stag' or 'hen' functions. Smoking is permitted...
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Sofa
    2 Fulls
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Default 2 nights
13 Apr 2018 -
19 Jul 2018
Spring/Early summer
2 nights
20 Jul 2018 -
16 Aug 2018
High Summer
2 nights
17 Aug 2018 -
13 Sep 2018
Late summer
2 nights
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  • 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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