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

112 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
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in May 2018

Having spent a long weekend at Souters in 2017 we were in no doubt that we would return for a longer visit this year. We (my partner, myself and our two rather energetic dogs) have just spent a full week at Souters and it proved to be a wonderful experience. On arrival we were greeted by the largest lemon drizzle...

Sarah A
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

A wonderful place to stay. Great location and wonderful accommodation. Clean, warm and fully equipped. The pizza oven was an added bonus!

Sue S
Lancashire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017
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Hidden down a quite little lane, is a wooded driveway that opens into a clearing with a view. Here you will find the most amazing barn conversion and shepherds hut. With luxury in abundance, your stay here will be memorable. I stayed in the shepherds hut and loved it. Very warm and snug with my own en-suite shower room and...

  • 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
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Fulls
    1 Sofa
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
R 1 416
R 1 666
R 7 831
13 Apr 2018 -
12 Jul 2018
Spring/Early summer
2 nights
R 1 416
R 1 666
R 7 831
13 Jul 2018 -
13 Sep 2018
High Summer
7 nights -- --
R 9 164
14 Sep 2018 -
20 Dec 2018
2 nights
R 1 416
R 1 666
R 7 831
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 1 666 / stay - Deposit
  • Dogs £50 per dog per week (or £10 per dog per night): R 833 / stay - Fee
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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