The Chicken Shed

Occold, The Suffolk Countryside

  • 4 Star
  • Tucked away in a peaceful, traffic free location, The Chicken Shed is a beautiful 2 bedroom property surrounded by the beautiful Suffolk Countryside.

You can book this property from:

  • £537 per week
  • £77 per night
  • 4 Star


Tucked away in a peaceful, traffic free location, off a no-through lane in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, the ‘Chicken Shed’ is a welcome antidote to the strains and stresses of urban life.  Newly constructed on the site of a former chicken shed, this single storey building offers modern, and comfortable accommodation for up to 4 looking to explore, or simply relax in, this delightful area of East Anglia. Centrally located within 8 miles of the historic market town of Diss, it offers easy access to the Suffolk coast (Aldeburgh is 40 minutes drive), the wonderful cathedral cities of  Norwich and Bury St Edmunds (both 35 minutes) and Newmarket, ‘Headquarters’ of Horseracing and its world famous racecourses (45 minutes). Bressingham Steam Museum, with its miniature steam trains, is within 30 minutes drive, as is Banham Zoo, and Framlingham, with its imposing castle is less than 20 minutes.

The Chicken Shed has a wonderful open plan living area with glorious high ceilings; windows and French doors flood the space with natural light, whilst antique furniture makes this space inviting and utterly charming. The two bedrooms are of good size, with a family size wet room and separate shower and loo in the utility room, serving the second bedroom.

Opening onto a two acre meadow which is an ideal recreational area for dogs or children, the Chicken Shed is situated some thirty metres from the owners’ farmhouse, and has a private entrance and driveway. Keen walkers and nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the nearby bridle path, leading through to Bedingfield, or the lane that leads to the village of Occold; why not treat yourself to a refreshing pint of Suffolk ale in the Beaconsfield Arms after a gentle walk of less than a mile! A bit further afield is the Swan at Hoxne, a wonderful old coaching inn, or the Victoria at Earl Soham, which serves local Earl Soham Brewery beers. For wedding guests, the Chicken Shed is just a short drive from The Oaksmere (12 minutes), Yaxley Hall (13 minutes), Kenton Hall Estate (14 minutes) and Crows Hall (19 minutes).

For a restful stay in peaceful surroundings, or as a base for exploring this unspoilt part of rural East Anglia, the Chicken Shed will be just what the doctor ordered! Nearest Pub: 0.9 miles, Shops: 3.1 miles.

Why we love this property: Modern comfort in a wonderful rural setting, through all seasons and weathers.

Open plan room with Kitchen area: Fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, Dining area: Table and chairs for 4, Sitting area: Comfortable seating, TV and DVD player, a selection of books and DVD’s. 
Bedroom 1: Double bed, built in wardrobe and dressing table. 
Wet Room: Wet room with rainfall shower and hand-held shower, WC, bidet, basin and shaver point. 
Bedroom 2: Twin beds with built in wardrobe in hallway.
Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, shower, WC, basin and shaver point

Outside: Small patio to the rear, side garden and open field to the front, surrounded by countryside, unfenced. 
Parking: Off-street parking for up to 2 cars. 

Pets: 2 well behaved dogs welcome. 
Heating: Oil fired central heating. 
Notes: Wifi, bed linen and towels provided. Please note: There is a step up into the entrance of the property, and due to the uneven nature of the surrounding hardstanding and garden, The Chicken Shed may be unsuitable for those who are un-steady on their feet or have limited mobility. 


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Wet room
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 25 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • 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: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Lovely property in a beautiful quiet location surrounded by fields to walk the dog in. Lovely property inside with everything we needed. Really great!

Mrs B,