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Old Oak Barn
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14 reviews
Old Oak Barn
Welcome...
The Entrance
Main Hall
Beautiful kitchen with Range Cooker
The Kitchen
Cosy Breakfast Corner
10 Seater Oak Trestle Table - Catering also available upon request
The Lounge at night
Cosy Lounge with Woodburning Stove
Looking down from the Bridge.....
Master Bedroom with Ensuite and Oak Four-poster Bed
All ensuites are in similar style....
Bedroom 2 with Ensuite. Can be used as a double or twin
500 year old Oak frame
Bedroom 3 with Ensuite
Bedroom 4 with share of the family bathroom. Can be used as double or twin.
Bedroom 5 with shared use of family Bathroom. Can be used as double or twin.
Bathroom with cast iron roll-top bath and shower.
Relax.....
The Bridge and Gallery with large comfy sofa and designer lighting
Large Garden
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Stowmarket, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

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2l0nd0ner...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Exceptional”
Reviewed 21 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We have recently returned from a long weekend at the barn with 4 other couples and all absolutely loved it. What a wonderful building! even more beautiful than it looks on the photos. It is extremely well finished everything feels it has been done with thought and care with no expense spared. It is very spacious, the kitchen well equipped and very large so we could all cook (or supervise and advise depending on inclination...) and have have breakfast around the table without it feeling crowded, all the bedrooms and bathrooms are large and full of character and the living space is fantastic with big doors opening onto a patio and the countryside beyond. No fences, no roads to be seen or heard, no light pollution, beautiful starry sky at night, everything was just perfect for a wonderfully peaceful and relaxing weekend. We reluctantly left the barn a couple of times to visit Southwold and walk to the pub for Sunday roast (nice long walk, well worth it..) but in truth we could easily have stayed there the whole time just relaxing and enjoying the peace and beauty surrounding us.

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Liked best: the location architecture and finish of the building
Liked least: mobile phone signal could be erratic in the barn
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Pip P
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Outstanding...! Wow, wow, wow!”
Reviewed 1 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Where do I start? Simply amazing from before booking, during the stay and after. The owner was extremely accommodating and helpful when booking - nothing was too much trouble and emails were responded to pretty much immediately. On arrival at the barn, the location was exquisite - remote and away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The rooms were large, clean and airy. Plenty to do and keep us all occupied throughout our long bank holiday weekend. The extremely large grounds were ideal were our pet dog Holly to run around and also for us to take in the country fresh air. The barn itself is simply beautiful - always something to do for all of us; whether that was to take a walk, sit and read a book or play a game of pool or darts in the garage. There was never a dull moment and I can't recommend this place highly enough. Exceptional customer service, stunning barn and great atmosphere. All in all - a must place to visit! We will definitely be going back soon! Thank you!

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diane g
essex
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic - excellent venue - everything we needed and more!!!”
Reviewed 12 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We were one of 5 couples to spend Friday to Monday at the Old Oak Barn - we had an amazing weekend and the barn had everything that we needed and more. We didn't feel the need to go anywhere as everything was to hand. Absolutely spotless, beautiful grounds, lovely walks. Spacious and extremely comfortable. The kitchen was equipped to the highest of standards including a large dishwasher, with more than enough plates, glasses and cookware etc. It has a utility room with washing machine.

We played out music, watched DVD's, played games oh and nearly forgot there's a pool table. We ate and drank to the full and had a special time relaxing with friends. Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

Thank you. :)

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Liked best: Everything, spacious and comfortable
Liked least: Having to leave such a gorgeous venue
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
12 Apr 2016
Thanks Diane - glad you had such a wonderful time.....
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Essex
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Early Christmas at Old Oak Barn”
Reviewed 7 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Just returned from an early Christmas break with eight girlfriends. What a great find the barn was; so well equipped and in a lovely peaceful location. We have stayed in a number of barns and I'd say this was one of the best. The bedrooms were all warm and beds very comfy; lovely bathrooms and kitchen big enough for nine cooks! We had everything we wanted and the owner and his son were both helpful when we had a minor issue with the sonos. Wasn't expecting a Christmas tree to be in place yet so this added to the Christmas celebration. All enquirers made prior to arrival were dealt with quickly especially helpful with booking a hot tub hire for the weekend and a lovely restaurant for the Saturday night. Would certainly recommend the barn to family and friends.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: The wi fi wasn't always working but we had been advised there was an issue prior to arrival
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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Deby22
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Absolutely Fantastic”
Reviewed 19 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

All i can say is what a fabulous barn in a fantastic location! We were holidaying with extended family who all live in Suffolk and it was the perfect place for us all to get together
The barn itself is the best one we have ever stayed in and believe me we have stayed in a few! The accommodation was perfectly laid out and the fact that we could arrange the bed configuration before we left with Marcus was a a massive plus!
Everything you could possibly need was catered for and the added wine and chocolates were a very welcome surprise. All the facilities were hi spec and their was plenty of open grass space for the kids to run about and play badminton (just be careful if booking with small children as their is open water)
All in all a fantastic week made even better from fantastic hosts, we would definitely look to book Old Oak Barn again, thanks ever so much

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Liked best: The location and the layout of the barn
Liked least: Open water, unfenced could be a problem for small children
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
20 Jul 2015
Thanks a lot Reece....it was a pleasure to have you as a guest.
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