Old Hall Barn

Darsham, Suffolk Coast and Heaths

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Set upon a hilltop surrounded by meadows and woodlands, close to the coast at Dunwich and Walberswick, this wonderfully converted barn provides luxurious self-catering accommodation for 14, perfect for family gatherings and trips away with friends.

You can book this property from:

  • £2866 per week
  • £409 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


A very impressive holiday home created from two adjoining 16th century barns, now completely integrated, on the top of a hill, high above the meadows and woodland surrounding Westleton, Dunwich and the sea. Entering Old Hall Barn, one can immediately see evidence of the fine craftsmanship which went into both the construction and refurbishment of this beautiful building.

WESTLETON 2 miles (3 km), DUNWICH 4 miles (6 km), ALDEBURGH 10 miles (16 km), SOUTHWOLD 12 miles (19 km)

This Suffolk Holiday Property:

Old Hall Barn is set in very private grounds of around an acre with two wonderful new hot tubs and a sauna and large terrace with table and benches, loungers and parasol. Children will enjoy the garden where there is a large lawn with  climbing frame (suitable for children 3 - 14) with ropes, ladders, slide, swing and tree house and trampoline. There are fantastic views over 75 acres of paddocks and meadows around the barn. There is ample parking in the private drive and outside the cart lodge.

Deer roam the fields while barn owls and marsh harrier wheel overhead.

Accessible by road and rail, Darsham Station is just ten minutes walk from the house. On the East Suffolk line, you can get trains direct from London, Ipswich and Norwich.

Old Hall Barn is in the heart of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to Suffolk's Heritage coast at Dunwich and the world famous RSPB reserve at Minsmere. Halesworth (great for shopping and browsing) and the famous seaside town of Southwold are both close by and with Westleton just down the road there are plenty of lovely pubs and restaurants close by. There is a good country pub in the village and an excellent farm shop, Emmerdale Farm, just a couple of minutes walk down the drive.

Old Hall Barn has magnificent two storey drawing room with large Inglenook fireplace and log burning stove and minstrels gallery with room for the whole party to lounge and relax.  Much of the ground floor has been reconfigured in 2017 to include a top quality and very spacious newly fitted kitchen, perfect for cooking and entertaining a large party and a new second sitting room with TV (including Sky).  Old Hall Barn makes the ideal property for a gathering of friends, or a family reunion. The ground floor twin bedroom works well both for  someone with some mobility limitations (there is a ground floor shower room as well as a guest cloakroom) or for two to four children (there are two put up beds available). All bathrooms have been fully upgraded in the last year.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 king/super-king beds
  • 6 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 6 bathrooms
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.8 miles
  • Shop 0.6 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Hot tub

Nearby activities

  • Walking


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room


This is a large and lovely old barn, ideally situated in countryside between Southwold and Aldeburgh, about 20 minutes drive away. It is ideal for a family party as there is plenty of space inside, and for children to play in the garden. There is a lovely sandy beach at Southwold and at Walberswick, where the children went crabbing in the harbour. RSPB Minsmere is nearby for birdwatchers and there are great walks along the coast.

Mrs Jean H,

we had a family weekend away to celebrate our parents 80th Birthdays so there were mixed ages from 9wks to 80 including couple of teenagers . This property catered brilliantly for everyone. Plenty of space all the equipment you could need and the hot tub was huge. There was a problem with the hot tub thermostat but the maintenance team sorted it immediately. It was great to have sky TV for the live football and films. Old Barn made our weekend very special and everyone had a great time.

Mrs Angela E,

Lovely spacious home with a well equipped kitchen in a lovely part of Suffolk. Plenty for all ages to do and a super base to come back to after exploring the countryside

Past Customer,

An amazing property.

Past Customer,

Excellent accommodation, very well equipped and only a short drive to the coast. The hot tub, pool table and the trampoline provided lots of entertainment.

Past Customer,

“This house exceeded our expectations...it’s an amazing space which was perfect for our party of 5 couples and 5 young children. Lots of room so you don’t feel on top of each other. The kitchen is full of cooking pans, dishes and utensils. The hot tub and sauna were spot on. We all really want to re book because we just had the best time.”

Kate G,

A lovely large and fully equipped property. Facilities were excellent. Really pleased with the property. The hot tub, trampoline and snooker table were a great hit for all the family. Both the adults and the children had a brilliant time. The property was very clean and the bedding and towels spotless.

Miss Diane B,

A lovely property to create new memories with family and friends

Mrs Wendy P