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1 Barracks Cottages

Henstead - Southwold & Surrounding Villages

Beautifully renovated Grade II listed cottage in the village of Henstead, just seven miles from the seaside town of Southwold.
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • WiFi available
£315 - £580 per week *


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.


  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 1 King size/super king size bed
  • WiFi available
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bath towels included
  • Bed linen included
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a washing machine



Great character. Perfect for two people.Mr Nicolas Robinson - 3rd January 2019
It’s really well equipped and comfortable Mr Andrew Noble - 1st October 2018
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 Prentice - 15th September 2018
Owners are extremely welcoming and friendly, couldn't ask for better.Mr David Johnson - 8th July 2018
The owners were charming and very friendly and the house was exceptionally equipped, down to having loo paper and cleaning products. It was spotlessly clean and comfortable. The welcome gifts of milk, eggs and cakes were very much appreciated and we made used of the free logs for the woodburner.Mrs J F Lewis - 10th June 2018
On arrival we were greeted by the owners .The cottage is surrounded by farms and countryside Every thing is good quality the bed is LARGE we spent time museing how it was put up the stairs ,the coast is about 7 miles drive through lovely Suffolk ,Southwold and Woodbridge are worth a visit ,Our favourite area is Minsmere and Dunwich Heath and beach.Mrs Ruth Granger - 22nd May 2018
We thought the property was excellent and everything was very well thought out. Mrs Anne Carpenter - 11th May 2018
Beautiful property, very clean with everything you could wish for a relaxing holiday. The kitchen was very well equipped with plenty of cutlery, crockery, glasses and more!! A lovely welcome of fresh eggs, home-made muffins, flowers and milk from Mr Curran, our friendly and helpful host. Excellent facilities in all areas of the cottage. We would highly recommend this property for couples wishing to explore Suffolk. Mr David Hayman - 4th September 2017
Thank you for a lovely stay. Very peaceful. Many thanks for eggs and baking on arrival. Sarah & Ben - 28th July 2017
Many thanks for the peaceful and relaxing stay in this lovely cottage. Robert & Lyndsay - 15th July 2017
Yet another wonderful holiday at Barracks Cottage. Our 6th year and we hope to have many more. Dave & Kate - 23rd June 2017
Have had a lovely stay. Beautiful, clean and comfortable cottage. Ideal restful location. Thank you for the warm welcome and delicious eggs and muffins. Jennifer & Philip - 28th May 2017
The property is lovely and the owners very kind and friendly.Mr D Barron - 3rd September 2016
Our 2nd visit, still as quiet, peaceful and beautiful as we remember. The owners of Barrack Cottage's are friendly warm welcoming people.Mr H Rogers - 16th May 2016
Our stay was enhanced by the friendliness of the owners.Mrs R Bush - 21st April 2016
The property is everything one would wish for a complete getaway. It has an oldie world charm, the log fire oozed heat and comfort. All rooms in the cottage are maintained to a high standard. The owners are charming.Ms C Anderson - 26th January 2016
Clearly loved and very clean - it was the perfect place for a relaxing, quiet time.Miss Katie Bona - 12th January 2016
Stunning, romantic cottage getaway furnished brilliantly and the couple Mr and Mrs Curran were amazing hosts and made us feel so welcomed. Thank you.Mr M Morgan - 19th November 2015
The cottage we stayed at was lovely, ideal for us for the week. It was immaculate inside, warm and comfortable and the owners are very welcoming, friendly and extremely helpful.Mr G Compton - 6th October 2015
Very good hospitality. Dave and Anne were delightful peopleMr Bernard Bitmead - 28th September 2015
The cottage was wonderful, so well kept and the standard of furnishings and fittings was very high. This added to the enjoyment of my holiday. As it is quite a remote location I was pleased to have the owners nearby, they were friendly but unobtrusive. I enjoyed the muffins and delicious cooked pears from their garden.Mrs Lacey - 26th September 2015
Our hosts were very welcoming and we loved the peace and quiet.Mrs S Randall - 26th July 2015
Stunning building and location, excellent value for money would highly recommend to all.Mr H Rogers - 14th June 2015
Nice comfortable cottage, friendly welcome from Ann & David. Usual good service from Suffolk Secrets.Mrs Lynn Holland - 18th May 2015


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