Wheat Barn

Bawdsey, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star
  • With panoramic views over the meadows to the Deben Estuary, a delightful self catering property with use of heated swimming pool, tennis courts and acres of walks just a mile from the Suffolk coast at Bawdsey Quay.  Perfect for a large family or group of friends.  

You can book this property from:

  • £788 per week
  • £113 per night
  • 4 Star


Reduced Occupancy Offer - This property can also be booked for 4 people, using 2 bedrooms only. For full details, please see property ref: SFWBB4.

A delightful barn conversion with access to both a shared heated swimming pool (weather & Management permitting) and tennis court, Wheat Barn, Bawdsey is the perfect retreat for families year round. Set amidst acres of beautiful countryside on the northern banks of the River Deben, Wheat Barn has ground floor facilities and an enclosed garden; bring the dog too and make the most of the surrounding walks along the Suffolk coast and countryside.

WOODBRIDGE 11 miles (17.5 km), ALDEBURGH 26 miles (42 km), SNAPE 14 miles (22.5 km), SOUTHWOLD 35 miles (56 km) 

Wheat Barn is one of several barn conversions integrated with some old farm buildings, which has been converted into stunning holiday cottages. Making the very most of their superb surroundings, including panoramic views over the Deben estuary and the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A modern yet homely barn conversion, Wheat Barn has a spacious feel with a generous living area featuring a log burning stove, 3 ground floor bedrooms (one en-suite) and master bedroom on the first floor. Sliding French doors give light and views out into the walled garden area, perfect for exploring dogs and children.

The Grounds:  A long private drive leads through the countryside surrounding Wheat Barn. There is a myriad of footpaths, one of which leads down to the River Fleet where there is a choice of discreet picnic tables. Loads of private land for biking, tree climbing and den building. And of course holidaymakers staying at Wheat Barn will have use of the shared outdoor swimming pool with changing rooms and showers (pool heated to 28 degrees available summer months. Weather and management dependant, please check at the time of booking) and the loungers - you will want to relax after that vigorous swim. If you still have energy left you can play a game of tennis on the hard tennis court.

Parking: There is parking for 2 cars outside the property. 

This Property is ideal for: Families, or friends wanting to explore the glorious countryside; the area has something to offer everyone; sailors, walkers, fishermen, cyclists, birdwatchers, music and art lovers, those interested in history and food, or simply anyone wanting to relax! Just a mile from Bawdsey Quay where the Deben Estuary meets the sea, breathtakingly beautiful, is a darling sandy beach, great for young children, and a sailing school which runs courses throughout the summer holidays.

If you like boats but strictly as a passenger you will love the foot ferry which sails back and forth across the Deben to Felixstowe Ferry. In the other direction is Sutton Hoo, burial ground of the first Saxon king and a couple of miles further on Woodbridge. Follow the coast road in the other direction and you will find yourself in Orford. 

Self-catering eating and drinking: For local produce and some excellent homemade take away visit the village shop at Alderton just a half mile down the road. The Swan Pub is just down the road where you can purchase Indian curry - the real thing - to eat in or take away. 

At Bawdsey Quay you will find The Boathouse Cafe - great cakes, light lunches and in the summer early supers. Take the foot ferry across the Deben and you will find an excellent fresh fish shed on the beach, an ice cream stall and another riverside cafe which sells good fish and chips. Just a few yards from the quay is The Ferry Inn for fine ales and meals.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 4 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom


  • Family friendly
  • Highchair


  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 1.2 miles
  • Shop 1.2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • 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 warm pool, well maintained tennis court and flexible property layout making it perfect for mix of three generation family

Mr Paul H,