The Priory Barn

Badingham, Suffolk

This converted barn makes the perfect rural, romantic treat for couples looking to explore Suffolk

  • 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
£150-165 per night


Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

How to book

The Priory Barn is owned and managed by Nick Smith.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Nick Smith.

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The highlights
  • Spacious open plan setting offers you the chance to spread out and relax in style.
  • The ideal spot for couples looking to explore Suffolk, The Priory Barn is situated close to miles of cycling and walking tracks.
  • Visit nearby Framlingham and browse the market (Tuesday and Saturday).
  • The famous coastal towns of Southwold, Aldeburgh & Orford are within easy reach

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You should know
  • Owners live next door but guests have lots of privacy.

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The detail

The Priory Barn is a truly exceptional property guaranteeing guests a wonderful stay in a relaxing, but beautifully designed and furnished, converted barn. Wooden beams run along the vaulted ceilings and further beams have been left exposed in the walls. White tiles and crisp, white walls show off these original features and, combined with the high ceiling, create a light, spacious breathtaking environment.

One side of the barn overlooks a pretty pond, so watch the ducks dabbling while you while-away the time interrupted only by the sounds of nature. The interior of the barn has an impressive open plan kitchen, dining and living area - the bedroom is situated on a private mezzanine.

The kitchen area features a double oven and large fridge freezer. An island offers plenty of space for preparing romantic meals and the open plan set-up ensures you don't miss one second of that precious quality time. Beams criss-cross the windows throughout the barn, creating interesting shadows on the white-tiled floor. A large, solid wood dining table has seating for six on stylish, and comfortable, rattan cantilever chairs.

After dinner settle in for a cosy evening in front of the wood burner or head outside onto the pretty patio area for a sundowner in the dusk light and let yourself be serenaded by birdsong.

Back inside and the living area has been thoughtfully furnished in a eclectic contemporary style. There are stocked bookshelves and, should guests have to finish off some work or feel inspired to create, there is a useful workspace area.

A large sofa and armchairs sit opposite a flat screen television which is surrounded by several table top lamps, ideal for creating more intimate lighting for those romantic evenings curled up on the sofa. The crisp white bathroom and toilet are also downstairs.

Up to bed and enjoy the experience of the mezzanine bedroom. The timber beams which run through the property are further highlighted in this lovely space - they have created a headboard affect above the bed which is illuminated by light from a rectangular window, as well as more light beaming in from elsewhere in the barn. The double bed is comfortable and crisp linens and cosy blankets make it an inviting prospect which you won't want to leave.

The Priory Barn is located in the pretty county of Suffolk and there is plenty to see and do in the local area. The seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold are a 16 mile drive away, and Orford, 17 miles away, is a great spot for foodies. Pinney's fish shop, Pump Street Bakery and The Castle Hotel and Restaurant are all recommended.

  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Heating
  • No Smoking
  • No Dogs
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Tumble dryer
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels (bath)
  • Shower
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
  • Stereo music system
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Cleaning service
  • Off road free parking
  • Pub/Bar
  • Beach (sea)
  • Markets
  • Restaurants
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Historical sites
  • Golf
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Sailing
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Wildlife
  • Bird watching
£150-165 per night

Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights


We don't have live availability info for this property. Please enquire for specific dates.

How to book

The Priory Barn is owned and managed by Nick Smith.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Nick Smith.

Request To Book
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  Nearest Airport
Stansted 74 miles by car, London City 101 miles by car, London Heathrow 133 miles by car.

Detailed pricing info

There are two pricing bands: Oct-Mar: £150 per night/Apr-Sept £165 per night.


From Previous Guests

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Michelle Nield

By far the BEST place we have ever stayed in. I've travelled all over the world and never had such an amazing experience as this. Accommodation far exceeded my expectations as they were already high from the photos. Nick and Clark were so friendly and helpful but also gave us space. The surrounding countryside and villages were perfect for a relaxing break. We've already decided to come back in the summer. We love it here so much and cannot praise the facilities the barn offered, super cosy, high tech, all mod cons, so comfortable, stylish. Literally everything you could ever want. 5 star + and then some. The views of the pond from the lounge and the extensive countryside all around makes you totally relax. I’m already excited to book in another weekend and hope to make it longer next time. If you want some serious luxury at great rates, in a stylish and comfortable setting with views to die for. Look no further, this place is a must for anyone.

Stayed March 2020

Gill Collins

Our first Cool Stay booking ...and what a find! How can somewhere be so spacious and cozy at the same time ? High spec fixtures and fittings with attention to detail and all mod cons. Friendly hosts on site if needed. We intended to do a lot of nothing, and that is exactly what we did! A truly exceptional place to watch nature go by and totally relax .

Stayed November 2019

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