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The Cartshed

Saxmundham - Suffolk

Luxuriously restored barn conversion in a stunning setting on Suffolk estate

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
£645-1204 per night
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

How to book...

The Cartshed is owned and managed by Thomas Keetch.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Thomas Keetch.

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  The Highlights...

  • The Cartshed dates back to the 19th century and has been luxuriously restored for country get-togethers.
  • Its country elegance has a contemporary twist and blends original features with designer fittings.
  • The Sibton Park Reserve has stunning landscaped gardens, dotted with ancient woodlands and crystal-clear waters.
  • A range of outdoor pursuits can be booked on request, including shooting, fishing and mountain bike riding.
  • An open-air swimming pool can be found amongst the grounds and has an in-built hot tub overlooking the land.

  You should know...

  • There are 10 properties spread out the across the estate, each with their own secluded, country space.
  • The open-air swimming pool is open all year round but it is only heated from May to September.

  The Detail...

Escape the bright lights and commotion of the city by retreating to Sibton Parks beautiful wildlife sanctuary. Showcasing carefully, landscaped gardens and crystal-clear lakes, it is an exclusive reserve for an old-fashioned country break. Picnic in the ancient woodlands or take a boat out on the water, before rambling through the wildflower meadows where the deer and cattle wander. After hearty days exploring the land, luxury nights await: where the wine flows and the rich food lingers and the crackling logs burn to ember.

The Cartshed dates back as far as the 19th century and has a privileged position amongst magnificent scenery. Luxuriously restored and with breath-taking vistas, it is a mesmerising update of noble country living. Admire its original timber frame or its vaulted ceilings, or its exposed brick floors and salvaged furniture. Designer pieces add a contemporary twist and are joined by chic, white walls and vintage trinkets.

The open-plan living area is something to remember and has sliding glass doors that run each length of the building. Offering uninterrupted views across the flourishing landscapes, it is an ideal place for relaxed, group get-togethers. Its modern, country kitchen is seriously well-equipped and overlooks the slate-topped dining table and U shaped-sofa. An uber-stylish wood burner hangs casually from the beams and is joined by drop-down lanterns, woollen throws and giant sofa cushions.

In the warm, summer nights you can spill out onto the terrace, enjoying crimson sunsets and star-lit evenings. In the winter, you can wrap up and watch the fields frost over, with their stunning snow-capped trees and shimmering, ice waters.

When bedtime beckons and its time to retreat, there are four lovely, en-suite bedrooms from which you can pick. Each cosy double room has a deluxe Hypnos bed with goose-feather pillows where you can rest your weary head. Quirky, little touches add to its farmland character and include rustic, wood headboards and freestanding bathtubs.

The sprawling estate stretches out across 4,500 acres and is a myriad of magical woodlands, open fields and sparkling freshwater creeks. Extensive conservation work has been carried out across the land, making it a haven for interesting wildlife and rare, local birds. A wide range of outdoor pursuits are available around the estate and can include anything from clay pigeon shooting to mountain bike riding. An open-air swimming pool can also be found amongst the land, along with an in-built hot tub overlooking the grounds.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
  • Swimming Pool
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Towels (beach)
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Babysitting
  • Chef for hire
  • Cleaning service
  • Off road free parking


  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Kite surfing
  • Massage
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Surfing
  • Tennis
  • Theme park
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

1.5 hours from London Stansted Airport and 1 hour from Norwich International Airport

  Detailed Pricing Information...

Per night prices are based on a 3 night weekend.
*Price per night decreases the longer you stay with us



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£645-1204 per night
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

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The Cartshed is owned and managed by Thomas Keetch.

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