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Five Acre Barn

Leiston - Suffolk

A contemporary B&B barn in the lush Suffolk countryside, with a bold Blee Halligan design and a cool Scandi-style

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
£350-695 per night

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  The Highlights...

  • The 19th century barn boasts a modern Blee Halligan extension which has a sawtooth roof and natural cedar cladding.
  • Each of the five double rooms has its own unique decor, fusing minimalist Nordic style with vintage, mid-century pieces.
  • Thoughtful touches make it stand out from the crowd and include homemade treats, cosy beds and tasty breakfasts.
  • The B&B is set in five acres of woodlands and gardens, close to Aldeburgh, Thorpeness and the stunning Suffolk coastline.
  • RIBA East Award winner 2018 and Best Small Project 2018. RIBA National award winner 2018 and Stephen Lawrence Prize 2018 Shortlist.

  You should know...

  • The entire B&B (all five rooms) can be hired out for groups as a holiday rental and can sleep up to 12 with a couple of additional single beds.
  • For more information on the B&B and Holiday Let pricing, look at the 'Detailed Pricing Information' section lower down the page.
  • Children are welcome when booking the entire barn, however, if just booking a room at the B&B there is an age limit of 12 and over.
  • If youre bringing your furry friend please note that the gardens arent fully fenced in.
  • Whether booking individual rooms or as a whole there is a two night minimum from May - September.

  The Detail...

Bask in the new wave of contemporary B&Bs with a stay at this stylish barn conversion in the flourishing Suffolk fields. Just a short drive to the coast, on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Five Acre Barn is bringing a fresh, new look to the country. Mature woodlands and maturing gardens surround its dramatic architecture, which includes a converted 19th century barn and a bold Blee Halligan extension.

Behind its zig-zag, sawtooth roof and natural cedar cladding, lies an exclusive collection of five double bedrooms. Each has been dressed with a sleek, minimalist finish and fuses vintage pieces with a cool, Scandi-edge. Look out for the bare ply timbers and the crisp white walls, along with the heated concrete floors and vibrant splashes of colour. Timeless mid-century Ercol has been salvaged and revived and sits beside retro Nordic prints and handpicked, local artwork.

All of the suites are in the new barn extension and offer spacious split-level living with double-height ceilings. Artistic living areas open out onto the gardens, while wooden staircases lead up to chic mezzanine bedrooms. Massive king-size beds are topped with uber-cosy bedding and look up through stargazing skylights for that added touch of mystery. Designer en-suite bathrooms are a sublime finishing touch and are stocked with indulgent toiletries and thick, fluffy towels.

A shared lounge-kitchen provides room to spread out and boasts soothing Farrow and Ball hues and comfy, sink-in sofas. Read the morning papers beside the roaring fire or plan out your morning walk on the local maps. Flavourful breakfasts are served in here and are homecooked from delicious, local produce. Choose a healthy granola or a Full English breakfast, followed with a cup of herbal tea or roasted coffee.

The modern B&B is set in the village of Aldringham and is nestled in five sprawling acres of lush, country gardens. Explore secluded, sandy beaches and enchanted, woodland paths, walking off your breakfast around the rugged, local farms. Look out for the darting rabbits or the rare Muntjac deer, following the winding Hundred River.

Visit quirky Thorpeness village, with its famous boating lake, or walk along the sweeping, sandy beaches and listen to the crashing of the waves. Suffolk is also known for its growing arts culture and there are a number of curious galleries and concert halls hidden in the area.


Essential Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Towels (beach)
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Chef for hire
  • Cleaning service


  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Wildlife
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

LHR 220km Stanstead 123km

  Detailed Pricing Information...

Prices differ depending on whether the property is booked as a B&B or a Holiday Let

B&B - Individual rooms are available from 130 and the whole property can be rented on a B&B from 520 per night including breakfast. Whether individual or as a whole there is a two night minimum from May - September.

Holiday Rental - There is a three night minimum when rented as a whole. Prices for the property on a self -catering basis for three days range from 900 (weekday off peak) to 1,800 (weekend peak).



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£350-695 per night

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