The Cowshed

Cratfield, The Suffolk Countryside

  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Truly something special, The Cowshed pulls out all the stops. This luxury holiday cottage is set in the heart of the Suffolk countryside and guests can enjoy the likes of a sauna, a private hot tub and the wild swimming pond. 

You can book this property from:

  • £1,075 per week
  • £154 per night
  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


If you are looking for accomodation for additional guests then why not consider booking The Cowshed with neighbouring properties The Butterchurn, The Stables or The Old Press. A fantastic option for bringing family or friends together for a memorable stay!

What was once the former cattle shed for the farm has now been exquisitely renovated to provide a luxurious countryside rural retreat in the heart of
Suffolk with a private wood fired soaking tub.

Imagine stargazing from your super king Hypnos cashmere bed, your morning coffee in front of the Esse Bakeheart stove, warm summer evenings on your private veranda in front of the BBQ firepit and unspoilt views across the fields to the village church. A sense of calm and relaxation is immediately felt when you arrive here, and every little detail has been lovingly thought of to ensure you have the most enjoyable stay.

You can relax under the stars in your own private wood fired soaking tub, listening to the breeze in the trees.  The owners also have little extras they can offer for you to do on site to make your stay extra special.  You can hire a pizza oven, book to use the Spa area/Sauna, hire bikes, pick fresh veggies/eggs or just sit back and watch the birds and clouds in the sky - please email direct to the owners: to book the Spa, bikes or pizza oven in advance, and as much notice as possible will be appreciated. 


Why we love this property: Relax, unwind and recharge at this beautiful property.


Kitchen: Oven, 4 ring induction hob, stove top kettle, Nespresso coffee machine.
Living/Dining Area: Table with two chairs, comfortable seating, ESSE stove and French doors leading to private patio terrace.
Bedroom 1: SuperKing size bed with bedside tables with wall bedside lamps, wardrobe and French doors to terrace.
Ensuite: Walk in rainforest shower, wc, hand basin and heated towel rail.

Outside: Dual aspect private verandas East and West facing with private garden area. Firepit barbecue.  Wood fired soaking tub.
Parking: Private parking
Heating: Central heating. Wood burning stove.

Notes: Wi-Fi connection. Bed linen and towels provided. Please note the holiday units do not have TVs. There is a shared laundry room with access to a washing machine and tumble dryer, iron etc. This property is within the grounds of other holiday cottages and the owners house.


Beds & bedrooms

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


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


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 14 miles
  • Pub 2.6 miles
  • Shop 3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Cycling


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

Important - please note

House Rules

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


A wonderful place to stay, home from home comforts, excellent decor and the surroundings so peaceful. Wonderful hosts, plenty of great information given about surrounding areas to visit. Highly recommend and cannot wait to visit again.

Mrs F,

We stayed at the Firs in 2020 and loved it so much that we stayed there again this year. The Firs is a beautiful place, the accommodation is so lovely, everything is finished to a very high standard. Comfortable and very stylish , the owners have thought of everything. They are also very friendly, helpful and laidback. We highly recommend the Firs for a restful holiday.

Ms D,