Doves Barn - Luxury Group Accommodation, Suffolk

A lovely 16th Century converted barn which is ideal for a special family gathering or celebration. The barn sleeps 22 guests and there’s plenty of space for everyone to enjoy a stay in Rural Suffolk, along with lots to do including a hot tub and games.The generous facilities allow you to park the car up for a long weekend and not go anywhere.

Leading off the stunning sitting room, with its vaulted ceiling and huge fireplace, is a fabulous games room with pool table, a giant Connect 4, and, for those who fancy a bit of sing along, a karaoke machine! The large open-plan kitchen and dining space provides seating for everyone to enjoy a meal together and a further sitting room which gives more space if you just fancy curling up with a good book.

There are four bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs whilst upstairs, there are additional four bedrooms, one of which you have the luxury of a four poster bed in the master bedroom with its own en-suite shower room, so you can really sleep in style.

Along with a courtyard area, there are a further two patio areas and garden furniture available for use along with a charcoal barbecue to enjoy. In addition to the hot tub, you can also play croquet, have a game of table tennis or try your hand at giant Jenga. The barn is set within two acres of grounds which you are welcome to explore.

Check in/ Checkout Times

Check in: 4:00 pm | Check out: 10:00 am

Accommodation Description

Ground Floor:
Entrance Hall
Sitting room

With french doors leading to the rear patio and a wood burning stove, pool table, giant Connect 4 and karaoke.
Dining room
With table and chairs to seat 22 guests.
With electric range style cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and ironing board and iron.
Utility room

With shower, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom two
With two single beds.
Games room
Living room
With french doors to the patio at the side of the barn and television.
Bedroom three
With a king- size bed and a cot.
Bedroom four
With a king-size bed.
With freestanding bath, separate shower, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom five
With a double size bunk bed and three 3' single beds
En suite shower room
With a shower, wash basin and WC.

First Floor:
Bedroom six

With king-size bed.
En-suite bathroom
With shower, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom seven
With a king-size and single bed
Bedroom eight
With double bed
Bedroom one
With four-poster king-size bed
En-suite bathroom
With shower, wash basin and WC.

Large garden surrounding the barn with garden furniture and a charcoal barbecue.
Parking for 10 cars.

Additional Information:
Please note that bath towels are not provided and you will need to bring your own.
Infants are welcome, please indicate when booking if you require a cot and high chair (please provide your own cot linen).
Two well behaved dog are welcome (small additional charge).

  • Child Friendly
  • Countryside
  • Cycling Friendly
  • Detached
  • Dishwasher
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Family Friendly
  • Fishing Onsite / Nearby
  • Ground Floor Accommodation
  • Ground floor bed
  • High Chair Available
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Isolated
  • Luxury
  • Near Walks
  • Open Fire / Log Burner
  • Parking Available
  • Pets
  • Rustic
  • Short Breaks Allowed
  • Travel Cot
  • Washing Machine

About the area

Doves Barn is situated in the small Suffolk village of Badley between the two towns of Needham Market and Stowmarket. Needham Market has a variety of pubs, restaurants and cafes including Coffee Craft N Moore where you can sip on freshly brewed coffee whilst trying your hand at some arts and crafts. Alternatively, why not grab yourself a bag of chips and soak up some fresh air strolling around Needham Lake and Nature Reserve. A little further afield, The Crown in Stowupland serves a number of pub classics, as well as stone baked pizzas and The Kings Arms in Haughley offers a full a la carte menu.

Alder Carr Farm makes for a great family day out and has something for everyone, including the multi-award winning Alder Tree Ice Cream. The Courtyard Café offers a seasonal menu and the Farmshop sells artisan cheeses, locally sourced meat and a whole host of delicious produce to take home with you. The Alder Tree Ice Cream is made using fruit grown on the farm and popular flavours include strawberry and toffee apple. Once you’ve filled up on ice cream, you can explore the farm and surrounding area on foot.

If you fancy exploring the wider local area, Doves Barn is less than an hour's drive to the Suffolk Coast. The seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold are both well worth the drive. A little closer to home, Helmingham Hall Gardens home to the Tollemache family for over 500 years, are open to the public from May to September. Once you’ve finished exploring, you can return to Doves Barn knowing you’ve earned your dip in the warm, bubbling hot tub.