Old Mill House

Iken, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star
  • The Old Mill House, part of Iken Barns provides comfortable accommodation complemented by a lovely view across the fields to the forest.

You can book this property from:

  • £592 per week
  • £85 per night
  • 4 Star


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.

Old Mill House is a large single storey self-catering holiday cottage.  The barn provides exceptionally spacious and well-equipped accommodation perfect for a couple or small family. 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) and Lambings (sleeps 4).

Open Plan Room with Sitting Area: TV, DVD, woodburner. Dining Area: Table and chairs. Kitchen: Spacious with electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine.
Bedroom 1: King size bed.
Bedroom 2: Single bed.
Bathroom: Bath with overbath power shower, washbasin and wc.

Garden: Patio with furniture and communal gardens. Please note the patio is not enclosed and no ball games allowed.  
Parking: Private parking.
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). Livery on site.

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.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 2 miles
  • Shop 2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


Quite frankly, the whole stay could not have been better. We loved the property and the information and helpful texts were brilliant. We were going to call in and thank you in person at your offices but you had just closed. Thank you so much for a lovely holiday.

Mr R,

Delightfully situated overlooking the Alde estuary and across to Snape Maltings, surrounded by glorious countryside, we thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Old Mill Cottage. A minor detail is that the garden is not dogproof and also the TV needed a tech-savvy youngster to operate it! We enjoyed the solitude and walks in the surrounding forests and hope to return.

Mrs S,

This cottage was perfect for a couple and two little dogs. The cottage was so cosy and contained everything we needed. I especially loved the wood burner ☺️ Iken Barns is situated in a beautiful area with lots of walking routes and is close to Snape and Minsmere just to name a few places, which are only a short drive away. We loved our break here and I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a quiet getaway to relax.

Mrs T,

Very well appointed and a great location. Fantastic walking and brilliant with our lively puppy. The underfloor heating was such a treat. I would definitely recommend it and would come again.

Sarah F