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Converted Barn, Set Within Spacious Grounds, Overlooking Fields

Bedrooms 5
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

5 bedroom character barn with all mod cons set in open countryside

Entry to the barn is via a spacious hall with plenty of hanging space for coats and storage for boots and shoes, prams and pushchairs. This leads down a few steps into the open plan dining area with table and chairs for 10-14 people and the large sitting area with wood burning stove. This area has oak floors and underfloor heating. A large L-shaped kitchen is adjacent to the living area and has French doors opening on to the south facing paved terrace. A breakfast area leads to the the utility area with washing machine, tumble dryer and plenty of storage space. Also opening off the hall and down two steps is a ground floor bathroom with WC, hand basin and bath and separate shower cubicle. The ground floor also accommodates the master bedroom with four poster bed and en suite bathroom with bath and shower. Entrance to this area is up three steps to the snug/sitting area and then up and down two steps into the bedroom area.

Janice Hogan
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

About Janice Hogan

I grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland and my husband, Dave, is from Wales. I am documentary film director and Dave is a well-established photographer. We live in north London with our family, and Hollybush is our much-loved, get-away-from-it all, in the glorious Suffolk countryside.

Janice Hogan purchased this barn in 2004

Why Janice Hogan chose Suffolk

We stumbled across the barn while driving through the Suffolk countryside. At that point it was a near tumble-down wreck. The outer doors were held together by string, the cow's original trough was still intact. But you could immediately see that it would be a magnificent building once restored, and the setting was magical - miles of fields all around. Our reverie was suddenly interrupted by the farmer - accompanied by his son and shotgun! He thought we had come to steal the pantile tiles off the roof. One year later, our "dream" was complete and we've had many happy vacations there ever since.

What makes this barn unique

Perfect location for hosting a large group of friends and/or family. There's enough room that everyone feels they have space. Ample room for children to run around safely, and quiet spots for adults to retreat to. Sunny evening on the patio overlooking the fields with a glass of wine are a perfect end to the day!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My friends and I had a wonderful weekend at Hollybush Barn. Such a beautiful place in a wonderful setting. The accommodation exceeded our expectations
Jan 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Brampton with Stoven in Waveney District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 has a sunken bath, along with a double shower cubical, WC, plus his & hers sink units. Two further bathrooms, one with shower and bath, the other with bath facilities.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a wooden 4 poster bed, along with en-suite shower and bath. Bedroom 2 in the gallery has a king-size bed. Bedroom 3 has a king-size bed, Bedroom 4 has a queen-size bed and Bedroom 5 has 2 single beds and 2 bunk beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
Outside: The barn boasts spacious grounds to both the front and back of the property. A full range of outdoor furniture is available, as well as a gas BBQ and outdoor fire pit. Utility Room: The utility room has a washing machine, separate dryer, plus hanging frames, iron & ironing board. Additional big pots and pans, and serving platters are also kept here. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, towels and logs are provided. Other: The snug is the quiet space at the back of the property, with two squashy Heals sofas, a TV, DVD player, books and a selection of games.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Converted Barn, Set Within Spacious Grounds, Overlooking Fields
average rating of 4.909091 based on 13 reviews

Lovely Property, great Location

  • 5 of 5

We keep coming back to "the Barn" - it's ideal for groups of friends and we have enjoyed both our days out at Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich Heath, and our evenings eating together around the huge wooden table or out on the sun-trap patio. Adults, kids and the dog had the best time! the property is comfortable, well-equipped and welcoming. it feels really SPECIAL.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Incredible, photos don't show just how amazing it is!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best weekend staying here! There was 13 of us and so much space! The barn is out of this world and really was home from home. Julie the housekeeper is amazing and made us feel right at home. I would return in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect accommodation for a large, multi-generational get together.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic, high spec barn accommodation that had a particularly well appointed kitchen and more DVDs and games than we could use. It managed that difficult balance of being very family and user friendly whilst feeling luxurious and something different to home. We hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stylish, comfortable & not too precious

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place for a relaxed birthday weekend. 12 of us stayed & a few local friends dropped in to eat & drink. Only problem was with the design of certain parts of the barn where there are very low beams, most notably the step into/out of the kitchen. Several of us are tall & really banged our heads. Otherwise it was great. Well equipped throughout & comfortable beds. And felt well looked after by Jules.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best Christmas ever!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I was in charge of planning our Christmas break (2016) and amazingly found the hollybush barn. It truly was home from home. It was so clean on arrival and just perfect. There were 11 adults, 1 teen and 3 babies and we all had the best time, from the grandparents lounging on the sofas, to the children playing in the field. The dads having casuals walks out sign seeing (to the pub) and the mums chilling with a glass of wine in the spacious kitchen! Just what you want when looking for a county getaway.

A quick overview on the important things (in my view);

House overall – beautiful/spacious/clean

Beds – the most comfortable beds

Bath – big and deep to enjoy your down time....just perfect

Noise – peaceful and only when its dead silent’s you may find the floorboards are quite creaky but all part of the character of the barn

Heating – didn’t have it on all the time as you heat up running after the children! But when it did get a bit cold the barn heated up quite quickly

Television – beautiful large TV in front room (with Netflix) and one in the back lounge which was great, and one in the master room (ground floor)

Dinning – great large table...for a huge Christmas dinner and games night!!!

Cooking – large L shape kitchen with everything you need!!

Walks – lovely views around the grounds perfect for winter walks

Pubs – Great, the pub was warm and the beer was cold!! (my husband’s words)

Churches – plenty around for midnight mass

Towns – went had days out in Beccles/Aldeburgh/Lowestoft

Entertainment – plenty of DVDs and board games to choose from

I will highly recommend to friends and family and hopefully will be returning in the foreseeable future.

Thanks for a great stay!


  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 12 had the most fantastic weekend at Hollybush Barn. The accommodation is absolutely beautiful, spacious, incredibly clean, with every need catered for. We all felt thoroughly spoilt and relaxed all weekend.

And with just a short drive to Southwold, we could enjoy the beach and setting, but also escape to our own private haven - best of both worlds!

Janice was so helpful throughout our booking period, and Julie the housekeeper was just so welcoming when we arrived!

I highly recommend this property, the location and the service we received from both Janice and Julie. Thank you very much!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Southwold beach front is approx 7 miles away by car, with its array of fashionable shops and restaurants, and award-winning beach and pier.

Beccles market town is a 10 minute drive away, with supermarkets, local shops, outdoor swimming pool, and the beginning of the Norfolk broads for boating expeditions.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Brampton with Stoven, East of England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 9
21 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
8 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 11
22 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 12
27 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 13
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 14
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 15
29 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:
25percent deposit is required to seeking the booking and the balance must be paid 6 weeks before the booking. In addition, a £200 holding deposit is required against damages/excess cleaning. This is refundable at the end of your stay.

Changeover Day:
On Fridays, whether weekly or weekends. Arrival after 2pm and departure at 10am.

For bookings made less than 6 weeks before the commencement of the rental, the total fee is payable.
HBB reserve the right to cancel the booking where full payment has not been received within 21 days of the holiday commencement date. The deposit paid on the booking is non-refundable.
Payment can be made either by cheque, or bank transfer (details will be provided). If you choose to leave early (before the end of your rental period) for whatever reason, no refund will be offered or given.
3. Cancellation
Any cancellation made by the Client shall be in writing and addressed to; jans@dircon.co.uk. 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. On receipt of notice of cancellation, HBB will seek to re-let the property for the period of booking. If HBB is successful in re-letting the property for the whole period it shall refund all the monies paid less an administrative charge of £25 per booking. HBB strongly recommends that Clients take out Cancellation Insurance.
Where for any reason the property ceases to be available or becomes unsuitable, HBB may, at its absolute discretion, cancel the booking and in that event all sums paid by the Cli

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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