The Hen House

Beccles, The Suffolk Countryside

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Beautifully located in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, The Hen House is a beautiful newly renovated barn accommodating up to 14 guests. The perfect base for friends and family to get together and enjoy Suffolk and beyond.

You can book this property from:

  • £1,724 per week
  • £246 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beautifully located in a village called Barsham only 2 miles from the popular town of Beccles, The Hen House is a fantastic holiday let comprised of two barn conversions, Lavender and Bluebell. With an adjoining door between the two barns the whole family can flow between the two. Nestled on a farm alongside a small glamping site, there is plenty to see and do right on your doorstep from collecting eggs to enjoying the other farm animals. There are also three circular walks from our site ranging in miles as well as cycle routes nearby ideal for guests looking for an active holiday.

The hen house offers two large open plan living areas comprising of a kitchen, dining space and sitting area. Beautifully furnished to provide a real touch of luxury during your Suffolk holiday. The sitting areas are fitted with a woodburning stoves making these properties an ideal spot for breaks all year round. The kitchen areas, all newly fitted, have all equipment and appliances you will need to make the most of your self-catering stay.

The Hen House boasts seven bedrooms. All beautifully furnished and fitted but still ensuring maximum comfort and ease of use for guests with ample storage for clothing. Five of the seven bedrooms have zip and link beds offering guests the option of either a super king sized bed or twin beds making the property very flexible for any party make up that may wish to stay. All bedrooms offer ensuite facilities, all newly fitted.

Outside, as well as being surrounded by beautiful countryside, guests have access to your own private garden with barbeque facilities. Perfect for some al fresco dining during the summer months. Private parking is also available for up to two cars at Bluebell Cottage.

A smaller party of either 6 or 8 guests may consider booking Bluebell Cottage or Lavender Cottage individually.

Why we love this property: With such flexible bed arrangements this truly beautiful barn conversion will make the perfect base for a large family gathering or group of friends.

Entrance glass French doors leading into:
Open plan room 1 with Kitchen area: An island and four bar stools. On the island there is an induction hob and double Bosch oven along with storage space and lighting above. This area also has a fridge freezer, washer dryer, Neff dishwasher. Dining area: Table and twelve chairs. Sitting area: Free standing wood burner, large deep glass panels providing field views, wall mounted television, three large sofas and radio.
Open plan room 2 with Kitchen area: Neff dishwasher, Bosch oven and induction hob, washer/dryer, Neff fridge, freezer, deep work tops. Dining area: Table and six chairs. Sitting area: Wall mounted television, wood burner, radio two large sofas, radio and coffee table.

Bedroom 1: Double bed, dressing table, fitted wardrobe with hanging and shelving. En-suite bathroom: Bath, hand-held shower attachment, vanity basin, WC. Heated towel rail. Field views.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds (which can be made into super king bed, please specify at time of booking). Fitted wardrobe and field views. En-suite shower room: Large shower cubicle, vanity basin and WC. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds (which can be made into super king bed, please specify at time of booking). Fitted wardrobe. En-suite shower room: Large shower cubicle, vanity basin and WC. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 4: Super king size bed (which can be made into twin beds, please specify at time of booking). Fitted wardrobe. En-suite shower room: Large shower cubicle, vanity basin and WC. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 5: King sized bed and fitted wardbrobe. En-suite shower room: Large shower cubicle, vanity basin and WC. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 6: Super king bed (which can be made into twin beds, please specify at time of booking). Fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers. Ensuite shower room: Large shower cubicle, vanity basin and WC. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 7: Twin beds (which can be made into a super king bed, please specify at time of booking). Dressing table and fitted wardrobe. Ensuite bathroom: Bath and hand-held shower attachment, vanity basin and WC.

Garden: Patio area with furniture and charcoal barbecue with grass area beyond. Wire fence around this area with fields and grass land beyond.
Parking: Ample private parking available. 

Heating: Airsource central heating.
Notes: Bed linen, towels and WiFi included.
Pets: 2 well behaved pets welcome.  

Ideally located in the idyllic countryside of Suffolk, Bluebell Cottage is surrounded by a hive of activities and tourist hotspots. Only 2 miles from the popular town of Beccles guests can find the popular Beccles lido swimming pool, high street shopping and supermarkets. You are also only a short drive from the Suffolk coast with many beaches to explore and enjoy. Or why not stay on the farm and enjoy the animals and beautiful countryside right on your doorstep.  


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 10 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 7 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 15 miles
  • Pub 2.5 miles
  • Shop 2 miles

Special Features

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

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


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

Important - please note

House Rules

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


An excellent holiday property with everything you need. On a working farm we used Beccles for shopping, the coast at Southwold, Alde urgh and Lowestoft for beach trips and walked to lovely local pubs. Really comfortable for our family group of 14 and 3 generations. We loved the farm shop right next door for BBQ meats and charcoal. Helen and her husband were super helpful and answered immediately on the occasion we had to contact them. A great holiday.

Mrs C,

We had a great time at The Hen House! The barns were great and the kids loved being around the animals!

Mrs S,

The house was beautiful, it was spacious with bathrooms for everyone as it was for my wedding we had great views for photos as well as bathrooms for showers! The children had fun watching the farm animals and the farmer was very friendly, explaining it all to the children. We were all comfortable and was a beautiful location to be in whilst getting ready to get married!

Miss G,

A wonderful layout, that was clean, modern yet had a quaint relaxing atmosphere. Well stocked with everything you might need for a self catering holiday. Was a real bonus with each bedroom having its own bathroom/en-suite. The outside is set in a beautiful landscape which is private yet really makes you feel you’re on holiday in the country. Really really impressed

Mr F,

What a beautiful property and so we’ll laid out. The standard of cleanliness and the attention to detail is wonderful. It’s a treat to find somewhere that has an en-suite to every bedroom. Would highly recommend.

Mrs H,

Very comfortable accommodation. All equipment in very good condition, everything that was needed. Beds clean and comfortable, furniture very tasteful and comfortable. Each bedroom had own bathroom. All to excellent specifications Location beautiful, peaceful and quiet although you can hear farm animals which enhanced the holiday. The perfect place for a quiet get away rest and relaxation.

Mrs B,

A fantastic holiday property with plenty of space for all the family. The property was clean and tidy with everything you require provided. Great location for walks and not too far from beaches.

Mr B,

Lovely accommodation, spacious and clean. Perfect for a large group. Lovely touch having fresh eggs, milk and a cake on arrival too. Thank you!

Mrs E,

Hosts very welcoming and helpful. Cottage wonderful, location great and had a wonderful stay. Lovely setting to sit out in the evening.

Mrs H,