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Iken - Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

The Lambings provides outstanding self-catering accommodation in one of the former farm buildings, ideally situated in a picturesque location within Suffolk.
  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
£425 - £850 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.

The Lambings is a well-presented single storey self-catering holiday cottage.  All on one level, the spacious barn provides well-equipped accommodation perfect for a family or group of friends looking to explore all this beautiful part of Suffolk has to offer. 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 Bay View Barn (sleeps 6).

Open Plan Room with Sitting Area: TV, DVD, log-effect gas fire. Dining Area: Table and chairs. Kitchen: Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine.
Bedroom 1: King size bed.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds.
Bedroom 3: Single bed.
Bathroom: Bath with overbath shower, washbasin and wc.

Garden: Patio with furniture and communal gardens.
Parking: Private parking.
Heating: Underfloor heating.
Pets: Two well-behaved pets welcome.
Notes: Wi-fi and towels provided.

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 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 3 Single beds
  • 1 King size/super king size bed
  • WiFi available
  • 3 Stars
  • Bath towels included
  • Bed linen included
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • All on one level


Date Range 7 night price * 3 night price *
3 Nov 17 - 22 Dec 17 £425 £319
22 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18 £795 £596
6 Jan 18 - 9 Feb 18 £435 £326
9 Feb 18 - 23 Feb 18 £595 £446
23 Feb 18 - 23 Mar 18 £435 £326
23 Mar 18 - 13 Apr 18 £665 £499
13 Apr 18 - 25 May 18 £595 £446
25 May 18 - 1 Jun 18 £810 £608
1 Jun 18 - 13 Jul 18 £665 £499
13 Jul 18 - 20 Jul 18 £740 £555
20 Jul 18 - 7 Sep 18 £810 £608
7 Sep 18 - 14 Sep 18 £740 £555
14 Sep 18 - 21 Sep 18 £665 £499
21 Sep 18 - 19 Oct 18 £595 £446
19 Oct 18 - 2 Nov 18 £665 £499
2 Nov 18 - 21 Dec 18 £435 £326
21 Dec 18 - 28 Dec 18 £810 £608
28 Dec 18 - 6 Jan 19 £850 £638

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


Great location, very friendly owner who dealt with our various questions/needs immediately.Mrs Sallyann Boschetti - 20th September 2017
Really homely - very lovely indeed ! Felt instantly welcome ... with a beautiful basket of goodies on the dining table on arrival. Thought the key lock was a brilliant idea - and would definitely book the barn again if available.Mrs A Winterbottom - 30th August 2016
5th time there - will be backMr Sean Fall - 21st August 2016
Thank you for an excellent holiday.Mr A Mowle - 1st August 2016
The property was lovely. Very well equipped and in such a fantastic location. It was really special to be able to walk out of the door and down to the river while taking in the stunning view from the location of Iken Barns.Ms Amy Newstead - 8th June 2016
Excellent service when we had a query. Cottage was lovely, location excellent. Will definitely be back.Ms Anna Barfoot - 10th April 2016


Holiday Extras

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Sit back and relax with a truly scrumptious afternoon tea at Aldeburgh’s Brasserie Bleue. Price: £40 for four people.

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