The Priory Barn

Badingham, Suffolk
Self-catering


A big, beamed contemporary barn filled with light and surrounded by unspoilt countryside for a romantic retreat.

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

You overlook a restful pond at the back where moorhens flit about with their babies in spring; beyond are fields dotted with sheep. You’ll feel cosy when it’s cold outside with the wood-burner glowing, books to read, local cake, hot chocolate and a Nespresso machine.

Nick and Clark live next door in The Priory – your little courtyard area slightly overlooks their house but gets lots of sun and has a table and chairs for morning tea or a sundowner. In summer throw open the big windows and let the outside in, enhancing the feeling of much space.

The kitchen is huge for two who like to cook but you can eat out well nearby: the café at Darsham Nurseries is a 15-minute drive, or a bit further in Woodbridge you’ll find the Unruly Pig. There are walks in every direction, and cycling is a joy on such quiet country lanes. Pack up a picnic and head to the unspoilt seaside towns of Aldeburgh, Southwold and Orford.

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We think you'll love

  • Walking and cycling in such an unspoilt and peaceful rural landscape
  • Having a day out at one of Suffolk’s lovely beaches
  • Lighting the wood-burner and hunkering down on bad-weather days
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You should know

  • The owners’ house is next door
  • The bedroom is on an open-plan mezzanine floor
  • The shower and loo are downstairs

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Pubs/restaurants 2.5 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £125
Weekly price
from £875
1 Barn for 2
From £1251 bedroom

Reviews

This is the perfect romantic, rural retreat - admire the amazing architecture and sleek modern design of this converted barn. There's great walking and cycling from the doorstep with lots of good places to stop and eat. Watch moorhens on the pond and sheep in the field - or snuggle up in front of the log burner on chillier days.

Zoe, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The National Cycle Route 1 and the Suffolk Coastal Cycle Route pass within five miles of the house; the gently undulating countryside is dotted with off the beaten track villages and hundreds of footpaths. Nearby Badingham has a relaxed pub and a community café, and Framlingham, a quintessentially English market town five miles away, has a market on Tuesdays and Saturdays plus a good range of cafes, shops and restaurants.

Local points of interest from Nick & Clark Smith

  • Framlingham, 5 miles, a delightful quintessentially English market town surrounded by some of Suffolk’s best unspoilt rural landscape. Visit Framlingham Castle and market day on Tues/Sat.
  • Helmingham Hall Gardens - award-winning grade 1 listed gardens of the Tollemache family’s Helmingham Hall with events throughout the summer, 12 miles.
  • For unspoilt seaside towns, visit Southwold and Aldeburgh, 16 miles, or Orford with a growing foodie reputation, 17 miles - enjoy a meal at Pinney’s Fish Shop, the Pump Street Bakery and the Crown and Castle Hotel and Restaurant.
  • Great pubs, restaurants and cafes in walking or cycling distance: White Horse and Badingham Community Cafe in Badingham; The Low House in Laxfield; Neathouse in Dennington.
  • Visit In Da Cottage on Saturdays, an 18th century barn selling antiques and 20th century pieces in the heart of Framlingham, The Aldeburgh Bookshop, The Merchants Table for a beautifully curated selection of goods in Woodbridge (Fri & Sat)
  • Fantastic walking and cycling on Suffolk's famous coastline and gently undulating rural heartland, dotted with off the beaten track villages and 100s of footpaths. National Cycle Route 1 and the Suffolk Coastal Cycle Route pass within 5 miles.

Introducing

Nick & Clark Smith

Having spent over 30 years working in London, Nick and Clark took early retirement to move to the peace and tranquillity of Suffolk. One of their ambitions was to work with a top architect to create a contemporary living space for guests to enjoy, and they realised this goal with the renovation of The Priory Barn. They want to make guests feel very welcome but give them lots of privacy – they’ve created a place where every detail has been considered.