Stable Cottage

Middleton, Suffolk Coast and Heaths

  • 5 Star
  • Special Offer10% off holidays starting on or before 16th July 2022 in our Early Summer Sale

You can book this property from:

  • £623 per week
  • £89 per night
  • 5 Star


Stable cottage is a lovingly restored semi-detached barn which is nestled in the idyllic village of Middleton. This beautifully modernised barn conversion is tucked away with its adjoining property Stable Cottage – situated on the owner’s grounds and surrounded by far-reaching countryside views. Stable Cottage makes for a perfect romantic getaway for two, however it is worth mentioning that it can be booked with its neighbouring property to make for a fantastic couples’ getaway exploring the Suffolk countryside on your doorstep and the nearby Suffolk coast that is just a short drive away. To book both stunning barns together click here. These two equally breathtaking holiday hideaways have a shared entrance door and hallway which then leads to the door for each.

Stable Cottage has been lovingly restored to an outstanding level, providing top quality accommodation all on one level. Dimmable lights throughout make for the perfect mood lighting and brimming with charm, this barn conversion is the perfect romantic getaway. The living and kitchen area are wonderfully modernised and certainly have your ease of use in mind with the open plan design. However, you’ll find nods to Stable Cottage’s past with charming exposed timber beams and tasteful furnishing. This holiday home is a perfect year-round getaway whether you’re dreaming of summer days exploring or cosy winter evenings spent by the welcoming wood burner in the lounge. This dreamy barn conversion provides a very serene setting for your stay, being tucked out of the way, but your privacy is always key and therefore you’ll find shutters throughout so that your privacy is never compromised.

On entering the bedroom, you will feel instantly relaxed with a super king bed and dimmable lights providing ultimate comfort and ease for your stay. The bedroom is completed by the en-suite wet room with hand painted tiles with birds local to the property and area. The en-suite comprises of double head shower, vanity basin and WC.

Stable Cottage backs onto a grass area overlooking a wild meadow and water meadow. Here you will find a bistro table and two chairs – perfect for those sunny days enjoying an alfresco breakfast. As we mentioned, Stable Cottage is adjoined with Rose Cottage and therefore each barn has its own bistro set in this shared area with open screening. The rear garden area can be accessed by heading out of the front shared entrance door and then walking round the back of Stable Cottage.

Rose Farm Barns, which comprises of Rose Cottage and Stable Cottage, is situated on the edge of the rural village of Middleton. Stable Cottage is nestled in the lovely, rural village of Middleton which lies between Aldeburgh and Southwold and is only 3.5 miles from the coast and heath at Dunwich and if you’re a keen bird-watcher or want to enjoy the fantastic walks and wildlife at the RSPB Minsmere reserve then this is also just 3.5 miles away.

The owners have Rare Breed sheep, Borerays, grazing in a field nearby to the cottages at Rose Farm Barn. Guests are asked to be aware of their proximity and must keep their dogs on a lead if going for a walk around the three fields which the two cottages overlook.

An etching studio for artists and printmakers will be opening shortly at Rose Farm Barn, if interested in combining a course with your holidays please visit

Shared entrance door and hall which leads to Stable Cottage

Open plan room: with exposed timber beams with Kitchen area with Bosch oven and induction hob, fridge with ice box, slimline dishwasher, Smeg coffee machine, boiling tap and breakfast bar and two stools. Seating lounge area: comprises of a sofa, armchair, television, large floor cushion, wood burner, standard lamp, side table, books and games. Customers have access to their owner Netflix accounts.

Utility room: with Bosch washing machine and tumble dryer, sink and drainer, cupboards and storage. Also contains travel cot and highchair. Stable door.

Bedroom: with super king size bed, dressing table, chest of drawer and hanging rail. Central and over bed lighting controlled by dimmer switches.  Ensuite wet room with double head shower, vanity basin and WC.

Garden: the semi-detached barns back onto a grass area overlooking a wild meadow and water meadow. The grass area has a bistro table and two chairs for each barn and the area is shared with open screening. Access to the rear garden areas is by going out of the utility room door and then walking behind the barn.

There is also a large grass area beyond the meadow which is shared with Rose Cottage where you can enjoy a walk around with your dogs.

Parking: private parking for one car.

Heating: gas heating.

Notes: A starter pack for the wood burner is provided.


Middleton is a beautiful village with elegant church, lovely central green and popular thatched pub. It is off the beaten track with no through traffic and comprises pretty cottages grouped around the green and overlooked by the church - it is one of Suffolk's best kept secrets. Minsmere nature reserve is only 3.5 miles away (less by foot), Dunwich and the coast four miles, Southwold ten miles, Aldeburgh seven miles.


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room
  • Shower


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 5 miles
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Shop 2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Sky TV
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


Lovely quiet location on the edge of this rural Suffolk village. The property is equipped to a high spec with everything you might need.

mr P,

Great location and good food at local Bell inn.

Mr G,

Very convenient, situated in a pretty village with a nice pub and within easy reach of key coastal Suffolk places.

Mr H,

Ideally situated for the attractions in this part of Suffolk in particular for bird and nature reserves and the nearby coastal towns and villages.

Mr D,

This was our second visit to the cottages at Rose Farm Barns. We thoroughly enjoyed both visits although we prefer Rose cottage to Stable Cottage. The table in the larger kitchen in Rose is preferable to the breakfast bar in Stable. It wouldn’t put us off booking it again though if Rose was unavailable. The village is quiet but not far from the coast especially Minsmere and the farm stall in the village very useful and well stocked. The owners were very friendly and sorted out a couple of little issues quickly and efficiently. We will return.

Mrs R,

Stable cottage is a true gem . It offers tranquility and comfort making an instant home

Mr H,

Ideal for two people who wish to explore this part of Suffolk. Very comfortable, except for the settee, very cosy and well appointed. Lovely quiet setting.

Mr J,