Christmas Cottage is a beautifully converted traditional Suffolk barn. It retains much of the old stud work and beams and incorporates quality finishes. Warm and cosy in winter, it has underfloor heating and a lovely log burning stove. In Summer, guests can enjoy the sun trap terrace complete with its own hot tub, and the extensive gardens.
SNAPE 2.5 miles (4 km), ALDEBURGH 5 miles (8.5 km), THORPENESS 6.5 miles (10.5 km)
This Suffolk Cottage Holiday Property: Once a traditional two storey cow barn with hayloft above, this red brick Suffolk barn has been beautifully converted to create a comfortable two bedroom holiday cottage. Retaining many of its original studwork posts and beams, the ground floor has 19 century slate floors throughout (reclaimed from The Records Office in Chancery Lane, London). Reclaimed wood has been used to create the straight staircase which leads to the first floor where there are wooden floors throughout, comfortable beds and a spacious shower room. Locally reclaimed materials have been used for finishes wherever possible and there is a lovely wood burning stove in the sitting room.
Setting: Close to the Suffolk coast amidst farmland, in the heart of the Suffolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Know what you're getting: One of three self-catering holiday cottages at Red House Barns, the farm on which Christmas Cottage is situated is used in part for the cultivation of Christmas trees.
House style: Victorian brick-constructed barn with an open-plan living space, simple but well furnished with a real eye for comfort - includes hypnos beds, quality bed linen, traditional log burning stove, underfloor heating, dishwasher, washing machine etc. Everything is of good quality.
Grounds: A long farm track leads from the village of Sternfield to Red House Barns. Outside to the front is a drive and plenty of parking space away to the left, whilst French doors from the sitting room open onto a fenced terrace with table and chairs and lovely hot tub. Beyond the terrace is a communal lawned garden with mature trees and shrubs. To one side of the barns is a single storey building with large games room and shower room (with disabled access). Outside the games room is a covered area with space for bikes, outdoor wear etc. Beside the games room is a large grassed area with table and chairs and loads of space for ball games, dog walking etc. The surrounding farmland is peppered with public footpaths and the track and nearby bridleways are good for cycling. There are further farm buildings opposite the barns which are used for grain storage.
Ideal for: An outdoor loving family with children, two couples or a larger group taking Stable Cottage (sleeps 2) and Reindeer Cottage (sleeps 4) as well. Close to the coast at Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, it will suit beach lovers. Just a 20 minute drive from RSPB Minsmere.
Children: Great for children, there is lots of outside space for games, reindeer in the stable yard across the way and a lovely games room with table top football and table tennis. Close to the coast, Christmas Cottage will be great fun in summer or winter and particularly appealing to children prior to Christmas when there is a lovely Christmas shop in one of the farm barns. However, this is a working farm and children should be kept away from farm machinery and working buildings.
Eating & Drinking: The nearest pubs are in Snape (3 in all) and at Aldeburgh, where there are also some excellent restaurants. You can buy fresh fish from the fishermen on the beach and there are several excellent local produce shops selling organic fruit and vegetables as well as fresh samphire and lovely Metfield bread.
Music: CD radio in the sitting room and a year round programme of musical events at Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings Concert Hall, home of Aldeburgh Music.
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 1 Pet allowed
- Private parking
- 2 Single beds
- 1 Double bed
- WiFi available
- 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
Great barn and location. Kids loved the Reindeer and games room, and Rufus (the dog) loved being on a farm with the country lanes. We will be back - we will recommend you to friends. Thank you.The B Family, Beckenham - 23rd September 2016
We've hand-picked a selection of Holiday Extras from trusted partners to make your holiday extra special. When you make your booking, you'll see all the Extras on offer at your chosen property and be able to add them to your holiday. Booking them in advance gives you more time to relax when you arrive, and remember - many of these offers are exclusive so you won’t find them anywhere else.
Discover Newmarket Discover Newmarket Tours
Once the sporting playground of royalty, the historic home of horseracing celebrates a heritage dating back over 350 years. The area has loads to offer with Dis...
Nomad Sea Kayaking Nomad Sea Kayaking Adventure
Get active with an adventure sea kayaking experience. See a different view of Suffolk’s waterside landscape and wildlife, on one of these truly memorable tri...
Ufford Park Health & Spa Two for One Fire and Ice Spa Day at Ufford Park Spa
Treat yourself and a partner to the ultimate indulgent day of relaxation at The Thermal Suite, Ufford Park Spa, plus enjoy 25% discount on treatments.
Cretingham Golf Club Unlimited Golf Packages - Cretingham Golf Club
We are delighted to be able to bring you this exclusive offer from one of the county’s most picturesque golf courses. The 18-hole parkland course is...
Nick Catling Photography 10% Discount on Beach Photography Workshop
Capture beautiful images on film to help keep the memories of your Suffolk cottage holiday alive with this full day photography workshop with Nick Catling.
Virgin Wines 12 Bottle Classic Wine Selection
This classic case oozes class and is perfect to give you various flavours from across the globe! Enjoy 2 bottles of each wine to encourage sharing or indulgence...
- Normal price
Virgin Wines 12 Bottle Luxury Wine Selection
This 12 bottle case is packed full of wines to blow you away with flavours and complexities all round – a case guaranteed to impress all who get the pleas...
- Normal price
Aldeburgh Yacht Club 2 Hour Sailing Experience at Aldeburgh Yacht Club
Take to the water with and RYA instructor at Aldeburgh Yacht Club for a private sailing lesson.
Spicers of Hythe Ltd 20% discount on Hampers of Distinction
A hamper of distinction from Spicers of Hythe adds a little luxury to any occasion. We offer 20% off a beautifully presented hamper of gourmet delights.
Dragonfly Tea 20% off Dragonfly Tea
There’s nothing better than relaxing with a delicious cup of tea on your holiday, so we’re offering you 20% off Dragonfly Tea’s wonderful range.