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Byes Barn

Lavenham, Suffolk
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Parking on site / nearby
Highchair available
Travel Cot available
Towels included
Romantic
Internet access
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
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At a glance

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  • A grade II listed bolthole ideal for a romantic getaway in this beautiful medieval village
  • Within easy walking distance to the village’s pubs, restaurants, independent shops, and award-winning spa
  • Full of character with its timber frame, leaning walls and mullion windows all dating back to the 17th century
Property code: OC-B27506

The period cottage is set next to the picture-postcard stream, in the medieval village of Lavenham. Sleeping four guests, the property makes a great base for couples and small families seeking peace and tranquillity. Spend time pottering amongst the historic buildings in the village and exploring the local footpaths, or head into the bustling town of Bury St Edmunds, 12.5 miles away.

The 17th-century former grain barn is full of rustic charm, with an exposed timber frame, original fireplace, and mullion windows. The unique home is deceptively spacious, providing ample room for everyone to spread out and relax. There is a large lounge with comfortable seating, a cosy wood burner-effect gas fire, and a TV, and you’ll also find a snug for curling up with a book after a long walk. Spend time in the quirky kitchen/diner rustling up tasty meals, to enjoy at the breakfast table or in the formal dining room. The two bedrooms are upstairs, along with a handy office area on the landing. One of the bedrooms has an en-suite shower room, and there’s also a family bathroom. Please note, due to the property’s age, you may experience restricted head height on the first floor. There is no outside space, but with multiple footpaths branching away from the village, you’ll have plenty of choice when it comes to your morning walk.

A stroll around Lavenham is like stepping back in time, with its preserved medieval buildings and quaint, narrow streets. The village has a thriving community, and you’ll find many independent shops, cafes, and restaurants. Set in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, there are many tracks and trails to explore through the surrounding woodlands and fields. Just 12.5 miles away is Bury St Edmunds, with its fantastic restaurants, beautiful abbey gardens, and stunning cathedral.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 double
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite with shower and WC and 1 bathroom with bath and WC
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, combination washer/dryer and microwave 
  • TV
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Gas fired wood burning stove in sitting room
  • Private parking for 2 cars – further parking available on street (subject to availability)
  • Restricted head height of maximum 6ft on first floor due to age of property
  • Pub and shop 0.2 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Heidi Brackenbury

This property is personally managed by Heidi.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Overall equipment
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Overall comfort
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Overall location
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Reviewed by Alan 9th June 2024

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A very well presented property in a beautiful location. The only slight downside could be the steep steps at the front of the property which could be an issue for someone with mobility issues.

Reviewed by Karen 15th February 2024

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Beautiful cottage, well equipped and very close to the town centre. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable beds. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Reviewed by Jo 5th February 2024

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A beautiful spacious rental within walking distance of the countryside and local pubs and shops

Reviewed by Debbie 10th October 2023

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Reviewed by Patrick 24th September 2023

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Reviewed by Jayne 9th September 2023

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Reviewed by Ruth 2nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Clare 14th August 2023

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Reviewed by Ellen 30th June 2023

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Low comfort score as we had no hot water for all of the stay, so no shower or bath available.Maintenance unable to fix the fault on the boiler. The barn was lovely and well equipped and in a super area. What a shame about the boiler. We couldn't wait to get home, not keen on cold water washes.

Reviewed by Andrew 28th June 2023

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We found the property great, lovely location. Would highly recommend a stay.

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Location

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