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Charming Coastal Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,650 sq ft
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Recently converted

We have lived in this beautiful rural location for many years, enjoying Suffolk and all it has to offer from Aldeburgh, Orford, Snape, Southwold, Walberswick and our heritage coast. Our farmhouse is steeped in character from the 16th Century with the barn being recently renovated. We have a beautiful garden and private parking. Downstairs is open planned with a piano and separate dinning room and laundry room. With wonderful french windows looking out over the garden. Upstairs has two large bedrooms one with option to have a super king bed OR two single beds and the other room has a king size bed, and a family bathroom. There is a children,'s playground in the village, a new pub and a great village shop. The station is five minutes walk from the barn, which goes to London, Cambridge and Nowrich Ipswich and more. There are many wonderful walks, we are also close to Rendlesham Forest where they have wonderful bike rides (and a bike hire place) a great kids area and a pick-nick area. We are twenty minutes from Minsmere which is wonderful for bird watching as well.

Amanda Hall
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Amanda Hall

My parents moved to this property 35 years ago. We used to live in London having the train in the village is a great bonus.

I am a specialist painter and have a workshop show room five minutes away at Bentwaters Business Park, which is very convenient for traveling to and fro.

Amanda Hall purchased this barn in 1980

Why Amanda Hall chose Woodbridge

Church Farm House is a very beautiful thatched cottage located in this quiet village of Campsea Ash. The garden backs on to the beautiful church yard. This property is also very central for commuting to Woodbridge, Aldeburgh, Orford, Southwold,Walberswick and Snape.

What makes this barn unique

We live in the main part of this house which is a very pretty 16th century thatched cottage. We have a beautiful garden which our guests staying in the Barn can stroll around. There is a fenced in bit of the garden for the guests so they can be more private, which has a gravel terrace and a lawn.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Woodbridge in Suffolk Coastal District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath with a hand held shower attachment, wc and basin. No Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , this bedroom has either a super king bed or two singles
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(21 traveller reviews)

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Charming Coastal Retreat
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
Byfleet KT14 7DW

Perfect place to enjoy and unwind

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our 10 year old grandson, it was perfect for all our needs. The space in the house was well laid out, seating area for enjoying the view of the garden or tv and an area for reading and making use of the desk space for colouring etc.

The upstairs rooms were ample lovely sized bedrooms.

Amanda the owner was on hand, but not in your space, she was very helpful and informative, would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, comfortable and well-equipped with a lovely peaceful garden

  • 5 of 5

The photographs really don't do full justice to this lovely cottage. The downstairs area is large and very nicely furnished with French windows leading out to the garden. The kitchen is well -equipped. The 2 bedrooms are large and comfortable.There is only one bathroom but, as there is also a downstairs loo. we didn't think this detracted from our stay at all. The owner lives next door and was there to welcome us when we arrived. The cottage is attached to the owner's house but is not over-looked at all. It has a great deal of privacy and we never felt "semi-detached! The village is peaceful and within easy reach of interesting towns and lovely beaches.The weather was glorious when we were there so there really was nothing to complain about during our stay. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, relaxing weekend mini-break at this wonderful cottage in rural surroundings. Plenty of room for us (two couples) and great views from the French windows into the mature rear gardens, with a suntrap to enjoy a leisurely morning coffee.

Amanda made us feel so welcome, and we really appreciated the very useful 'welcome pack' on arrival.

The only problem was our visit was too short! We would definitely like to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, comfortable cottage with everything we could possibly need

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this comfortable, spacious cottage. It was really well equipped, with a lovely welcome and welcome pack - thank you Amanda! It was great to sit in the garden in the evenings and Campsea Ashe is so convenient for visiting so many places - we'd love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How kind. Thank you. We loved having you to stay. Thank you for leaving the cottage so clean. You were so lucky with the weather!
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This was our second time staying here, and enjoyed it as much as the first. Great cottage.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is so relaxing and in a great location for visiting Orford, Aldeburgh etc. It’s very spacious yet feels cosy. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A real treat!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this gorgeous cottage. It is beautifully decorated and spacious with a lovely view over the garden. It is very well equipped with every thing you might need away from home. The beds are really comfortable too! Amanda had decorated the house for Christmas with a real tree and left a hamper of lovely goodies as a welcome treat. It really was a very special treat to spend Christmas here. I really hope we will come here again! :)

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Campsea Ash
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: recommended

We are very close to Aldeburgh, which has great shop, pubs and resturants, a wonderful beach and even better Fish and Chips. Orford is also about a 10 min drive where there are great pubs, wonderful walks, Orford Castle, Pump Street Bakery, Pinnys smoke house and a wonderful motor cruise you can hire for meals or have a trip down the Alde on! Southwold is about half an hour away, where again wonderful pubs and resturants, where the famous Adnams beer comes from and great Crabbing. Wonderful beaches and a fantastic pier.We are ten minutes from the famous Snape Maltings where they have Snape Maltings concert hall also they have a wonderful pub, lots of shops and a resturant. About fort five minutes up the road is a wildlife park called the Africa Live. There is a wonderful Farm Park in the next village called Easton Farm Park , great for children up to about nine years old. Woodbridge is ten minutes by car, or train (from our village) which has great shops, resturants, a lovely park, a cinema . We are forty five minutes from Colchester, an hour from Cambridge by car, an hour to London by train (two and half hours by car)


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £65

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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