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Bay View Barn

Iken - Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

Bay View Barn is part of the Iken Barns holiday cottages offering a cosy retreat situated by the scenic River Alde.
  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
£550 - £1240 per week *


All the properties at Iken Barns have been converted from a range of former farm buildings (or byres) and now provide a high standard of accommodation. Exposed brickwork and ceiling timbers have been retained to give interest. They are all approached from the central yard but have individual patios and low enclosures. The outlook from the barns is either over farmland towards Tunstall Forest or over the River Alde towards Snape. 

Bay View Barn is the ground floor of this traditional brick and tile barn, which no longer contains the Suffolk Punch horses that worked the surrounding farmland. The barn has been completely rebuilt retaining the many exciting original features, including the impressive floor beams in the ceiling of the property. The barn has been arranged to provide exceptionally spacious and well-equipped ground floor accommodation with all the main rooms overlooking the stunning estuary. Shop: 2 miles Pub: 2 miles.

Other properties which are part of Iken Barns include Gardeners Den (sleeps 2), Greenacres (sleeps 2), Farriers Cottage (sleeps 3), The Old Mill House (sleeps 3), Estuary Barn (sleeps 4) and The Lambings (sleeps 5).

Open Plan Room with Sitting Room/Dining Area: TV, DVD, CD radio, table and chairs, open fire.
Kitchen: Gas-fired AGA range, gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer dryer.
Utility Room: Rear entrance with sink unit.
Bedroom 1: King size bed overlooking the river and En-Suite Shower Room with shower, washbasin and wc.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds overlooking the river.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds.
Bathroom: Bath, overbath shower, washbasin and wc.

Garden: Landscaped garden and terrace by the front door.
Parking: Covered parking adjacent.
Heating: Underfloor heating.
Pets: Two well-behaved pets welcome.
Notes: Wi-fi and towels provided. Travel cot and highchair available to use upon request (please indicate at the time of booking).

Iken is a reputed base of Boudica and the marauding Iceni tribes who made good use of the commanding position on the south side of the Alde Estuary. Later, in 869AD, a Viking sailing fleet destroyed the 7th Century monastery at Iken. In the 19th Century sailing barges used the river to trade corn and coal between Snape, London and the east coast ports. Now, you will see the occasional pleasure boat whilst taking in the highly regarded SSSI wildlife habitat and the stunning estuary scenery. Views span from the 7th Century St Butolphs Church, standing on a promontory of higher ground, to the former maltings at Snape which are now vibrant with the sounds of the famous concert hall.


  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 4 Single beds
  • 1 King size/super king size bed
  • WiFi available
  • 3 Stars
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Travel cot available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bath towels included
  • Bed linen included
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a tumble dryer
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • All on one level


Date Range 7 night price * 3 night price *
3 Nov 17 - 22 Dec 17 £550 £413
22 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18 £1,105 £829
6 Jan 18 - 9 Feb 18 £560 £420
9 Feb 18 - 23 Feb 18 £750 £563
23 Feb 18 - 23 Mar 18 £560 £420
23 Mar 18 - 13 Apr 18 £910 Call
13 Apr 18 - 25 May 18 £750 £563
25 May 18 - 1 Jun 18 £1,125 Call
1 Jun 18 - 13 Jul 18 £910 Call
13 Jul 18 - 20 Jul 18 £1,095 Call
20 Jul 18 - 7 Sep 18 £1,125 £844
7 Sep 18 - 14 Sep 18 £1,095 Call
14 Sep 18 - 21 Sep 18 £910 Call
21 Sep 18 - 19 Oct 18 £750 £563
19 Oct 18 - 2 Nov 18 £910 Call
2 Nov 18 - 21 Dec 18 £560 £420
21 Dec 18 - 28 Dec 18 £1,125 Call
28 Dec 18 - 6 Jan 19 £1,240 £930

* Please note: The prices displayed are guide prices and do not include optional items such as pet charges.


We holiday in Iken once a year and it never disappoints. We always have a wonderful time.Mrs Emma Jessup - 16th March 2017
This was our second visit to Bay View Barn. We found it very spacious and well furnished and it has a great underfloor heating system guaranteed to keep you warm even in January. The location is great with two super walks right on your doorstep.Mrs Alison Miles - 11th January 2017
A really lovely place, would certainly go again. Kate on sight was very helpful. Lovely holiday.Mrs J Jury - 19th September 2016
Amazing spot, fantastic views, lovely spacious accommodation.Ms Catherine Barnes - 1st September 2016
Excellent property, very family friendly (and dog) on a wonderful location. Lovely comfy furnishings and would highly recommend.Mrs M Saitch - 22nd August 2016
Excellent property.Mrs G Forth - 8th August 2016
We had a lovely time.Mr PB Neale - 22nd June 2016
It's the only property we have ever stayed at more than once and we've been 5 times. We love the location.Mr Steve Puttrell - 21st May 2016
Truly lovely setting: beautiful views and direct access to estuary path are amazing and quite unforgettable. The property retains a really homely and comfortable feeling. The views over the estuary from the back windows are beautiful. It is so lovely to stand in the warm living room and watch the sunset and the tides. There is much to love.Mrs R Bean - 7th December 2015
We had a wonderful weekend, the barns are ideal for large family/friends gatherings. The views from Bay View Barn Barn are stunning.We shall all be back again.Ms Marilyn Field - 13th May 2015


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