Old Barn, Semer

Semer, The Suffolk Countryside

  • 4 Star
  • A fantastic heated outdoor pool (available from second Bank Holiday in May through to the end of the first week in September), a wooden fort and swings in a playing field, a fishing lake, acres of grounds to explore and a stunning barn conversion with galleried dining hall and large wood burning stove - a superb self-catering property for family & friends in the Suffolk countryside close to Hadleigh and Constable Country.

You can book this property from:

  • £1095 per week
  • £156 per night
  • 4 Star


Spacious Suffolk countryside self catering holiday property. A fascinating Victorian threshing barn now delightfully converted with stunning vaulted dining hall, complete with first floor gallery, two lovely sitting rooms, heated outdoor pool (available from second Bank Holiday in May through to the end of the first week in September) and wonderful outdoor space for children of all ages; all set within beautiful countryside close to lovely mid Suffolk villages and some really excellent eateries. A perfect holiday location. An old threshing barn sympathetically refurbished and retaining many fine features to create a wonderful holiday home for all the family. The galleried dining hall is magnificent, the views stunning, the layout excellent. With three lounge areas, a large farmhouse kitchen and a dining room Old Barn would comfortably accommodate two families who want privacy as well as company. Shop: 3.2 miles, Pub: 2.2 miles.

Kitchen/Diner: a large well-equipped farmhouse kitchen with rectangular kitchen table and 8 chairs, a highchair, 2-oven electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster and kettle. Sliding windows open to the dining room beyond.
Dining Room: a large Victorian scrubbed pine dining table (10' x 4') and eight chairs (table will accommodate 14 with the addition of extra chairs) - so lots of room for Christmas/New Year's celebrations. There are also two church pews, a floor to ceiling bookcase with a large selection of books, side table and lamp. A sitting room is at one side of this room and accommodates one of the pews, a large white sofa, coffee table and rug. This area overlooks the cobbled patio to the front of the property. A good spot for reading the newspapers or relaxing after a meal. The other side of the dining room, floor to ceiling glass 'barn doors' overlook the courtyard and heated pool.
Sitting Room: with rug, a wood burning stove, three large sofas, a chair, flat screen TV with DVD, stereo with CD player, coffee tables and lamps
Playroom: Housing a selection of toys and games for children. 
Cloakroom: with w.c. and basin. 
Utility Room: houses a large fridge and separate freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Bedroom 1: A double bedroom with king sized bed, bedside tables and lamps, fitted wardrobe, vaulted ceiling and east facing window with views over the meadows and lake. There is a full sized wooden cot available.
Bedroom 2: A bunk bedroom with bedside cupboard, wardrobe with drawers.
Bedroom 3: a twin bedded room with bedside tables, wardrobe and two chairs. Door leading to Jack and Jill Ensuite. 
Jack and Jill Ensuite Shower Room: with large corner shower, washbasin, WC and heated towel rail 
Bedroom 4: a double bedroom with king sized bed, bedside cupboards and lamps, wardrobe with shelves and hanging space, dressing table with mirror and chair. Door to shared Jack and Jill Ensuite. 
Family Bathroom: contains a bath with overhead electric shower, washbasin, WC, bidet storage cupboard and radiator with towel rail above.
Sitting Area: with sofa, armchair, sidetable with lamp and a telescope for investigating the night skies. This room enjoys magnificent views over the stableyard, surrounding fields and lake

Garden: A gated sunny private terrace with barbecue and seating area. Beyond the barn is the stable area, once home to National point and hunter chaser horses including several national champions. One of the stables now stores lots of outside toys which holidaymakers' children are welcome to use. There is a raised pond and fountain in the middle of the yard. There is a large, well stocked fishing lake where holidaymakers are welcome to fish. The track leads onto a large field with children's play fort and football goal post. The rest of the farm is made over to pasture and meadow land and visitors are welcome to roam the fields and follow the paths to the river.
Parking: Off-street for up to 3 cars. 
Heating: Oil fired central heating. 
Notes: WiFi, bed linen and towels are provided. The large rectangular pool (approx. 35' x 15') is heated between late-May and end September (weather depending). It is kept at a very comfortable 25 - 30 C and the depth ranges from 3' in the shallow end to 8' in the deep end where there is a diving board.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 2 single beds
  • 2 bunk beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom


  • Family friendly
  • Cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 2.2 miles
  • Shop 2.6 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool


Lovely property

Ms Zoe B,