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Gardeners Den

Iken - Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

Gardeners Den provides guests a great base in Iken with stunning views over the Alde Estuary.
  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
£310 - £630 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.

Gardeners Den is a charming self-catering holiday cottage located at Iken Barns. Perfect for a couple, the well-presented accommodation provides exceptional space with stunning views over the River Alde. Shop: 2 miles Pub: 2 miles.

Other properties which are part of Iken Barns include Greenacres (sleeps 2), Farriers Cottage (sleeps 3), The Old Mill House (sleeps 3), Estuary Barn (sleeps 4), The Lambings (sleeps 5) and Bay View Barn (sleeps 6).

Open Plan Room with Sitting Area: TV, DVD, woodburner, iPod dock. Dining Area: Table and chairs. Kitchen: Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine.
Shower Room: Shower cubicle, washbasin and wc.

 King size bed.

Patio with furniture and communal gardens.
Parking: Private parking.
Heating: Underfloor heating and woodburner.
Pets: Two well-behaved pets welcome.
Notes: Wi-fi, towels and a starter pack of wood for the woodburner all 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 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 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 washing machine


Date Range 7 night price * 3 night price *
3 Nov 17 - 22 Dec 17 £310 £233
22 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18 £560 £420
6 Jan 18 - 9 Feb 18 £315 £236
9 Feb 18 - 23 Feb 18 £390 £293
23 Feb 18 - 23 Mar 18 £315 £236
23 Mar 18 - 13 Apr 18 £515 Call
13 Apr 18 - 25 May 18 £390 £293
25 May 18 - 1 Jun 18 £570 Call
1 Jun 18 - 13 Jul 18 £515 Call
13 Jul 18 - 20 Jul 18 £550 Call
20 Jul 18 - 7 Sep 18 £570 £428
7 Sep 18 - 14 Sep 18 £550 Call
14 Sep 18 - 21 Sep 18 £515 Call
21 Sep 18 - 19 Oct 18 £390 £293
19 Oct 18 - 2 Nov 18 £515 Call
2 Nov 18 - 21 Dec 18 £315 £236
21 Dec 18 - 28 Dec 18 £570 Call
28 Dec 18 - 6 Jan 19 £630 £473

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


Perfect weather, very comfortable and ideal situation. Mr Stephen Shipley - 22nd November 2017
Lovely cosy cottage, beautiful location. Mrs Allen - 3rd October 2017
A great stay. Idyllic location. We loved it.Mrs P Seabright - 11th September 2017
Very pleased with property and location. Mrs Janet Griffiths - 17th August 2017
The cottage was gorgeous. The location was beautiful over looking the river Alde. We would book again. We would like to say a very big thank you to Flora she was excellent at finding the right property for us at the last minute. She really was so helpful. What a gorgeous property & location @ Ikan Barns overlooking the beautiful river Alde. Mrs W M Barwell - 10th August 2017
Property in a nice location with good view. Mr M Calvert - 24th July 2017
It's a really beautiful location. I think it would be very hard to beat it. XxMrs T Gregory - 15th May 2016
We really enjoyed our stay and will go back. The view is extraordinary and the accommodation spacious. We particularly appreciated the welcome basket.Mrs P Mcmullan - 5th May 2016
We thought he welcome basket was a lovely touch and the milk was very thoughtful. We will certainly be booking again. We have recommended Suffolk Secrets to several of our friends.Mrs Pat Martin - 26th April 2016
One of the nicest properties we have stayed in.Mrs Valerie Harrison - 20th October 2015
Very comfortable property and we enjoyed our stay very much.Mr Peter Wildish - 12th October 2015
Absolutely fantastic location. Reception could not have been more helpful in finding a solution to ensure that our dog could not get up the stairs (as he is small and we were worried he might fall). Such a peaceful location overlooking the estuary, we absolutely loved it, and could not recommend it more highly to others.Mr Richard Kennedy - 5th October 2015


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