1 Barracks Cottages

Henstead, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Beautifully renovated Grade II listed cottage in the village of Henstead, just seven miles from the seaside town of Southwold.

You can book this property from:

  • £365 per week
  • £52 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


1 Barracks Cottages is a spacious, bright four star graded cottage furnished and equipped to a high standard. It has been totally renovated and fitted throughout along with achieving a Visit England Gold Award for its high standards of cleanliness. This property is set amid fields just outside the village. It is a place to slow down, relax and enjoy the simple things of life. There is a long and interesting history and features on county maps of 1640. The Barracks is a Grade II listed building replete with authentic oak beams and an inglenook fireplace. Shop: 2 miles Pub: 2 miles.

The owners of this delightful, 'hidden gem', Gold Award cottage like to welcome their guests with home baked treats, free range eggs and in season; herbs, vegetables, fruit and flowers from their garden.

Sitting Room/Dining Area:
TV, DVD, inglenook fireplace, woodburning stove, table and chairs.
Kitchen: Electric cooker, fridge with ice box, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine.
Shower Room: Shower cubicle, washbasin and wc, heated towel rail.

King size bed, CD, radio.

Easy chairs, books and games.

Garden: Side enclosed garden with paved seating area and cheerful pots of flowers. Access to main garden seated pergola and orchard. Covered space for bicycles.
Parking: For one car in front of garage.
Heating: Electric storage heaters and woodburning stove.
Notes: Wifi and towels provided. Safe storage for bikes.  Due to layout of cottage, the owner does not consider this to be suitable for a baby or child. Guests should be aware that the cottage does have some low level features and care should be taken at all times.

The village of Henstead provides easy access to the Suffolk Heritage Coast, The village has a thatched church and is within an short drive of Beccles, Southwold, Oulton Broad, Walberswick, Dunwich, Kessingland & Framlingham Castle. Norwich is only thirty minutes away. There are many good pubs, restaurants, shops, lovely walks, bird watching at Minsmere, fishing, boat hire and trips, all but a short drive away. An ideal base to discover and explore this beautiful area.


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Pub 3 miles
  • Shop 3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am


Great hospitality from the owners. The best cottage we have stayed at in Suffolk. Will consider returning in another year.

Mr Michael S,

Beautiful, quiet location and very helpful hosts.

Past Customer,

Great character. Perfect for two people.

Mr Nicolas R,

It’s really well equipped and comfortable

Mr Andrew N,

Lovely cottage, clean and comfortable. We had a very friendly welcome from the hosts Dave and Anne who live next door. We appreciated the muffins, eggs and fruit which they supplied. They have an amazing garden which is full of dahlias at this time of year. All-in-all we would highly recommend this cottage.

Mr Alex P,