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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.
  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
£280 - £500 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. Due to layout of cottage, the owner does not consider this to be suitable for a baby or child.

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.


  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 1 King size/super king size bed
  • WiFi available
  • VisitEngland Gold Award
  • 4 Stars
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bath towels included
  • Bed linen included
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a washing machine


Band Date Range 7 night price *
2nd June 2017 - 14th July 2017 £415.00
14th July 2017 - 21st July 2017 £475.00
21st July 2017 - 8th September 2017 £500.00
8th September 2017 - 15th September 2017 £475.00
15th September 2017 - 22nd September 2017 £415.00
22nd September 2017 - 20th October 2017 £330.00
20th October 2017 - 27th October 2017 £415.00
27th October 2017 - 3rd November 2017 £330.00
3rd November 2017 - 22nd December 2017 £280.00
22nd December 2017 - 6th January 2018 £500.00

* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.


Wonderful cottage and location, lovely hosts who provided lovely homemade treats for our arrival - Very much appreciated and enjoyed.Anon. - 14th 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 K 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 L Holland - 18th May 2015
A very comfortable and well equipped cottage. Fresh eggs and home baking much appreciated. Thank you.Mrs Hallen - 21st July 2014
A stunning cottage in a peaceful location. Had a fab week. Thank you for the eggs and the baked treats. You made us feel very welcome - thank you.Ms Barker - 14th July 2014
A friendly and generous welcome to this comfortable and well appointed accommodation.Mr Maslen - 4th July 2014
A lovely cottage. Thank you to the homeowners for making us feel so welcome. A very relaxing and enjoyable stay.Miss Northover - 27th June 2014
We have been delighted to stay in your beautiful cottage and have had a wonderful time. The cottage is charming, well decorated and clean. Set in a peaceful position with a pretty garden and good birdlife. Your Gold Award is well deserved.Mrs Parish - 13th June 2014
Perfectly simple... simply perfect.Mr Poulton - 22nd May 2014
Another comfortable stay and a treat to find goodies left for us. Thank you.Mrs Thompson - 12th May 2014
Very enjoyable stay at the cottage. The cottage was extremely clean and very well appointed. The log fire in the sitting room was one of the highlights. Thanks for the muffins and the fresh eggs.Mr Manolache - 21st April 2014


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