The Folly Barn

Debenham, The Suffolk Countryside

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

You can book this property from:

  • £702 per week
  • £100 per night
  • 4 Star


What was once an old telephone repeater station for the village of Debenham, has now been lovingly converted by the architect owners, into a modern family home. The Folly Barn oozes style and sophistication throughout with its Scandi décor, beautiful furnishings, and open plan layout.

At the heart of this home is a spacious and welcoming open plan double volume space which combines the living, dining, and kitchen area. It is the ideal space to enjoy quality time together. Cosy up by the open fire after a lovely countryside walk across the rolling fields. Or, in the summertime, throw open the bifold doors and enjoy an evening of alfresco dining in the garden. The Folly Barn truly does offer a fantastic year-round retreat.

Three wonderful bedrooms across the two floors await, where you can relish in a relaxing and peaceful nights rest. The mezzanine master bedroom is a prime spot to write, read or star gaze in this tranquil rural retreat.

Your comfort is key here. Two of the three bedrooms and a bathroom are on the ground floor with stepless accommodation. The third bedroom with ensuite bathroom is on the mezzanine level. With amenities a short stroll away, you can truly soak up the Suffolk lifestyle during your stay with trips to the local pub and independent cafes. Only a 20 minute walk behind the house, through the fields and trees, past the lake (great for fishing) and the allotments will take you into the village. You are sure to get settled in quickly here but leaving might not be so easy! Shop: 600m Pub: 0.7 miles

Why we love this property: A small piece of architectural heaven in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. 


Open Plan Room: Kitchen: Electric oven, ceramic hob, small dishwasher, and integrated fridge.

Dining Area: Dining table with six chairs and bifold doors out to garden.

Living Area: Comfortable seating, open fireplace, smart television with access to fibre optic wifi streaming services.
Bedroom 1: Single bunk beds, wardrobe, and bookshelves.
Bedroom 2: Double bed, bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe, and chest of drawers.
Bathroom: Wet Room with shower, wc, washbasin, bath and heated towel rail.
Utility Cupboard: Washing machine and cleaning equipment.


Bedroom 3: Open mezzanine bedroom with double bed, bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe, sofa, writing desk overlooking ground floor.
Bathroom: Walk in shower, wc, wash basin and heated towel rail.

Garden: Enclosed private garden to the rear with patio area, dining table with chairs and fire bowl/barbeque. Apple orchard to front of property. While the garden is fenced, there are areas that aren’t fully dog proof.

Garden Shed: Extra Fridge/Freezer

Pets: One very well-behaved dog, but not on the furniture or bed please!
Parking: Gated, secure private parking with space for 3 cars.
Heating: Air source heat pump.
Notes: Wifi, towels and linen provided.

Debenham lies in the heart of the Suffolk countryside near the source of the River Deben. The village which belies its past as a thriving wool centre has evidence of this trade all around in the timber framed merchants’ houses dating from 14th Century. Debenham has a pub (dog friendly) serving food and boasts the longest ford in the UK, which is the source of the river Deben. The friendly village is a throwback to villages of the past; here you will find a bakery, antiques, jewellers, gift shops and tearooms. The village has all the amenities you will need including a local Co-op and chemist. Dog walkers will find plenty of walks from their doorstep. 


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • Bunk beds to sleep 2


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Combined fridge/freezer
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.7 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling


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

Important - please note

House Rules

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


Great location, very well resourced and a beautiful property with good outdoor space. Would definitely visit again!

mrs W,

Had a lovely 3 night stay, the cottage was in a quiet location which is just what we needed made even better by the open fire. Would definitely stay here again.

Previous Customer,

Had a great stay at Folly Barn, it’s a lovely, comfortable and private setting on the edge of Debenham with plenty of space inside and out with good facilities. It’s also a great location for exploring the Suffolk countryside and coastal region. Would definitely recommend!

Mr R,