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Contemporary stable conversion set in two acres of rural Suffolk

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom stable conversion in Pinford End, Hawstead

Swallows Roost was renovated to a high standard in 2016. There are 2 generous double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom, and a family bathroom. The third bedroom has two single beds, with room for a further single bed or cot if required. A spacious living area includes a television with a sound bar, which enables you to connect your own music via Bluetooth. The large open plan kitchen allows many hands to share the cooking while taking a full part in the conversation in the living area. Full height windows give wonderful views across two acres of grassland and farmland beyond. You can also savour the views from the large yet secluded area in front of the property, where you can sit peacefully, enjoy a barbecue or watch your children playing. If you would like a night out, babysitting can be arranged.

Henry and Hayley Brewis
Member since: 2016
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Henry and Hayley Brewis

We are Henry and Hayley Brewis and we have lived at Pinford End Farmhouse, which is just across the lane from Swallows Roost, for 23 years. We have two daughters and cannot imagine living anywhere else. We are both airline pilots and although we have travelled the world, home is best!

Henry and Hayley Brewis purchased this barn in 1993

What makes this barn unique

The stables have been converted in the most sympathetic and eco-friendly way possible, retaining full height ceilings and the original stable doors. Energy needs are met by an air source heat pump which supplies underfloor heating throughout and solar panels which are tucked away in the meadow. Outside there is a large area for enjoying views over the countryside around a barbecue, with two acres of meadow at your disposal, leading down to the tiny River Lark.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful place to stay - very comfortable and well-appointed, warm and homely. Love the cosy underfloor heating. Beds were so comfy and all the towels and bed linen were fantastic quality. Lovely friendly welcome, + great food provisions from the owners, including 2 lovely bottles of wine! Lovely big field and stream outside for the children to play in. We would definitely come again!
Feb 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Bury St Edmunds in Forest Heath District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite to bedroom 1. Large shower enclosure.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The illuminated mirror has a shaver point on the right side.
  • Both bathrooms have overhead and hand showers. Heated towel rails in both.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , a third single bed or cot can be added. Built-in wardrobe
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Television
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Television
  • All bedding is anti-allergenic. Sheets are hotel quality cotton. Duvets are from The White Company and are 10.5 tog. If the weather is very hot, an extra sheet can be supplied instead. Both main bedrooms have televisions. A Graco Contour Electra travel cot and plug-in night light are available. All bedrooms have hair dryers, a small alarm clock and an emergency torch. All bedrooms have wall sockets with USB charging points.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming


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(34 traveller reviews)

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Contemporary stable conversion set in two acres of rural Suffolk
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Very good

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and top quality

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
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Surpassed expectations. The attention to comfort and provision of equipment is outstanding.

  • 5 of 5

We came to share a family Christmas and the stable exceeded our expectations. An exception conversion with top quality provided throughout. Beautiful quite location with great privacy but within a short car journey to Bury St. Edmunds. The property lacked nothing. A real gem of a find. We hope to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful place way beyond expections. Everything you need is provided and extra mile is certainly taken here with a little welcome package of basics including milk butter bread Tea coffee sugar and two bottles of wine. Very comfortable and so child friendly. We loved it and hope to return in near furture. Pictures do not do this place the justice it deserves. Beautiful beautiful beautiful

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb,stylish,contemporary stable converted and presented to a very high standard.

  • 5 of 5

Our third visit!! Family live close by so a perfect place to stay. Lovely to find lights on, fridge stocked with essentials plus lovely treats, much appreciated. We love the rural setting and yet very close to Bury St Edmunds. Thank you so much, we look forward to many more visits.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful holiday let - decorated to a high standard. A great find!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great long weekend away! Just what we needed! Every last thing had been thought of by the owners. We especially enjoyed the goodies which had been left on arrival - a really lovely touch. Would definitely recommend and hope to go back again. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, quiet, contemporary barn with country feel and attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

This is a modern barn conversion yet maintains a charming country feel. It's is in a peaceful remote location next to the owner's property. The owners had provided all the home comforts you would expect. The property was clean, spacious and comfortable and decorated to a high standard. The town centre of Bury St. Edmonds is only a short drive away. The owners were friendly, helpful and responsive. We can't wait to return. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Nearest Train
4 Miles
Bury St Edmunds
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Bury St Edmunds
Car: necessary

Swallows Roost has all the benefits of a peaceful, rural location, but is only 10 minutes from the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds. The National Trust Ickworth Estate is also only 10 minutes away and the scenic towns of Lavenham and Long Melford are also within easy reach. Swallows Roost makes an ideal base for walking, cycling and exploring Suffolk. Bicycles can be hired from the cycle cafe in the village and a Bannatyne Spa is close by for some pampering. Horse riding is yet another of the many possibilities on offer.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £20
Pet Fee £10
Damage Deposit £150

Changeover day is normally Friday, although we are happy to try to accommodate variations.

Babysitting (from our 22 year old daughter) is available for £8 per hour.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.