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Butley Barn, Butley

Orford - Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

A Big House Holiday property perfect for family or a group of friends.  En suite bathrooms throughout, bedrooms are superbly fitted with zip and link beds altered to suit your party's requirements. USBs - a heated training pool, gym with bikes, children's play area and games room.  Just a couple of miles from the Suffolk coast at Aldeburgh, there is a fantastic eating pub within a couple of minutes walk as well as a selection of great restaurants within a couple of miles.  Dogs welcome.
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • WiFi available
£3014 - £4126 per week *


An outstanding Suffolk self-catering holiday home with lovely patio and gardens overlooking the countryside, just 2 miles from the coast at Orford. A Hot Tub, indoor heated training pool and top of the range exercise bikes add to the year round appeal of Butley Barns. The accommodation has been created from two adjoining thatched barns, whilst further barns house the fitness suite and a games area. Butley Barn has been superbly refurbished for boutique holidays or corporate accommodation for 12 to 14.

ORFORD 2 miles (3km), SNAPE 5 miles (8km), ALDEBURGH 13 miles (20km), WOODBRIDGE 13 miles (20km), SOUTHWOLD 27 miles (43km), FRAMLINGHAM 14 miles (22km)

About the Property: Butley Barn is made up of two adjoining traditional, thatched Suffolk barns, their size suggesting that they were originally built to house the livestock and produce for a really large farm. Some years ago, Butley Barns was converted into a pottery and artist's studio. In 2011 the entire complex was purchased by its current owners who have completely refurbished the largest barns to create a superb property, with spacious and very private en-suite accommodation for up to 14 people.

There has been a real eye to detail and bathrooms are finished in limestone, their baths extra wide for additional comfort. The best features of the barn have been carefully renovated, retaining the vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and wide oak flooring planks. The old studio accommodates a pool table, painting easel and games.

Butley Barn can also be rented out to sleep up to 20 people in The Barns at Butley.

The Grounds: Down a meandering rural by-way, flanked by open fields and woodland copses, the grounds at Butley Barns are ideal for all ages.

To the front of Butley Barn is a gated driveway with parking for at least 6 cars. A further gate separates the cars from the garden, where there is further car parking available and large lawned areas with a west-facing patio.

Indoor Heated Training Pool and Gym: Subject to availability, Butley Barn has its very own fitness gym complex, including 4 top grade exercise bikes; yoga mats, a training pool (8ft by 14 ft), showers and changing area. Please note the gym equipment is not suitable for children under 12, but youngsters love the "whirl pool" effects created by the currents in the training pool (children must be supervised at all times). The facilities can also be requested by guests staying at The Old Cafe at the same time, so it is only available on a first come, first served basis. 

Hot Tub - Located on the rear Patio for sole use of Tenants

One of the smaller barns houses a selection of games including table tennis; there is lots of space for games and for toddlers to cycle, including a shared astro turf area large enough for badminton, volley ball or year round football. Please see The Barns at Butley for the fitness complex floorplan.

The Area: At the northern edge of Rendlesham Forest, a lovely area for woodland walks and mountain biking, Butley Barns are just a short walk from the village of Butley.

There are some splendid country walks here; most notably Staverton Thicks, which has a deer park and woods of oak and holly; the oldest trees date back more than 400 years. The area has a fascinating history.

Nearby Butley Priory, built in the 11th century, was for centuries the haunt of kings. Just a walk away are Butley Clumps, a fascinating avenue of beech trees planted in fours, with a pine tree at the centre of each clump - a quincunx.

Why not get active with the whole family and have a go at mountain biking? There are some great trails around to suit all abilities. Hire the high performance Trek Mountain Bikes and get exploring! Qualified guides can be arranged to lead your group, and lunches can be organised too. For information contact the Big House holidays team on 01394 389188.

Butley has long been renowned for its oysters, and the oyster beds have recently been revived. You can buy oysters, in season, in Orford at the Butley Orford Oysterage.

Sleeps: 12 in 3 king sized double beds, 3 twin or super-king beds (please state preference at time of booking); the Granary bedroom has two single beds that can be made into a super-king or can be used as a children's dorm, with 2 additional child size beds (5' in length), available on request.

Minimum Hire: 3 nights, except in high season when it is a week.

Entertainment: Flat screen TV with Freeview, games room with pool table, books and a whole lot of garden to be enjoyed.

Packing tips: Binoculars, map, fishing rod, crabbing lines, bird book, and bikes - a great place for cycling.


  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 4 Single beds
  • 1 Double bed
  • 1 King size/super king size bed
  • 8 Single zip & link beds
  • WiFi available
  • 4 Stars
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Travel cot available
  • Bath towels included
  • Bed linen included
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a tumble dryer
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • Swimming pool



The property was booked for a group of guests (including bride and groom!) for a wedding at nearby Butley Priory. Excellent location for this. Plenty of space for us and more family who stayed at Old Café to have an evening meal together. Eve (housekeeper) was excellent - very helpful.Mrs Judith Kendall - 12th November 2018
We had an awesome time. Such a beautiful barn and the owner made us feel so very welcome... home away from home!!!Mr L, Hertford. - 24th August 2015
Beautiful barn - the best holiday home we have stayed in. We enjoyed the garden and patio and we love the long tables which are great for family meals.A previous customer - 10th June 2015
The property was faultless.Jane S, Suffolk - 12th April 2015
Fantastic house, well equipped and tastefully decorated.Karen L, Surrey - 27th September 2014
It is the fourth year in a row we have booked...Thanks once again for another wonderful stay in a wonderful property!Ian B, Essex - 2nd September 2014
Eleven of us in the late fifties plus category had a long weekend here in October 2013 and we were all delighted by the venue. Spacious, superbly stocked and equipped and in beautiful countryside with lots of nearby attractions. I cannot recommend Butley Barn too highly if one is looking for a large group stay in Suffolk. Excellent value for money.Mr E, Oxon - 28th October 2013


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