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Architect Converted Self-catering Barns With Spectacular Views Of Estuary - Lower Barn

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Updated: 26-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


Lower Barn

Lower Barn offers: Ground floor: A spacious open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with French windows to morning and evening terrace. Separate entrance hall. Bathroom with wc. Separate wc. One double bedroom. One twin bedroom. Utility room with washing machine, tumble drier and freezer shared with Upper barn. Free wi-fi.

First floor: Two twin bedrooms with sloping roof, one with ladder stair. A cot or folding bed is available on request.

Sleeps up to 8/9

Lower Barn has good disabled access.

About the property



***Upper and Lower Barns can both be rented together. They combine to form a single cottage sleeping 14***

Whitehouse Barns are ideal for families and nature lovers (the bird-life here is renowned), and when joined together are perfect for large family get-togethers and other groups. They are well-equipped with underfloor heating, wood-burning stove, dishwasher, washing facilities, free wi-fi etc. Each barn offers: A very spacious open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with French windows to morning and evening terrace. Entrance hall. Bathroom with wc. Separate wcs. Three (Upper Barn) or four (Lower) bedrooms. Plenty for children to do with games, books, large playbarn with tabletennis and table football, swings and two acres to run around in while the adults relax. Babysitting service available.

***Bookings for 2 nights will only be accepted for Friday and Saturday night***

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About the Owner

Penelope Roskell-Griffiths
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017

About Penelope Roskell-Griffiths

The Griffiths family consists of two adults and a son at university and a thirteen-year old daughter. We bought the barns in 2000 when the barns and land were still as they had been when used for dairy farming. Richard is an architect (Richard Griffiths Architects) and had always wanted a property in Suffolk, as he had been coming here regularly for twenty years and loved it. In 2001 we converted the barns and developed the land into a relaxed, wild meadow with sitting and play areas. We still use the barns ourselves for our own holidays and our children have grown up holidaying regularly here. So it really does feel like a "home from home".

Penelope Roskell-Griffiths purchased this barn in 2000

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Please see the booking section on our website www.whitehousebarns.co.uk for booking form and availability etc. Please note that the owners hope to sell Whitehouse Barns this summer, and are currently not taking bookings beyond end of July. (Details re the sale can be obtained from Savills or The Modern House).

Changeover Day:
Upper is normally Friday, Lower Saturday but these are flexible outside high season.

Notes on prices:
Please see our website http://www.whitehousebarns.co.uk/booking.php for detailed prices and the most updated availability.
Upper Barn £425 to £835 per week, Lower Barn £500 to £970 per week.
Weekend breaks (Friday to Monday) available for two-thirds weekly price. Mid-week breaks (Monday to Friday) available for half weekly price.

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4/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


A great place for artists, photographers and birdwatchers

  • 4 of 5

The accommodation comprises two units in a converted barn at the end of a long farm lane. It has the most amazing views from two large glass doors on either side. The internal space is well designed and I particularly appreciated the large dining table for working at. The furnishings are slightly 'tired' but perfectly adequate and comfortable. The only slight issue is that sound travels between the two units, but fortunately this was not a problem in my case because the other residents (and their children) were out most of the day. There is a nice walk from the barn down to the marshes. I would certainly go back there if it was available at the time.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Golf : Halesworth at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Darsham at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Blythburgh White Hart at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Southwold and Walberswick at 4 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Many serious ornithologists come here to observe the rare birds from the windows of Whitehouse Barns. The site is recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of the variety of resident and visiting birds.


Southwold sandy beaches 4 miles (10 mins by car)

Walberswick (sand and pebbles) 4 miles (10 mins by car) plus many other beautiful unspoilt Suffolk beaches nearby.


Nearest station is Darsham. The barns are about 2-3 hours drive from London.


The sandy beaches of Southwold and Walberswick are four miles away

Further Details:

There is so much for all ages to do locally, with arts festivals such as Latitude and Aldeburgh, historic buildings (Orford and Framlingham Castles), Minsmere bird reserve, beautiful walks all around, unspoilt seaside towns such as Southwold, historic inland market towns such as Halesworth, many sporting facilities. We offer a folder with much details of things to do locally in all weathers.


Property Type

  • barn


  • Internet


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Both barns have brick terraces with dining tables and chairs to enjoy sunshine all day, usually from March through to October half-term. There are two acres of land, with a playbarn, swings and beautiful views of the estuary and surrounding farmland with sheep, cows and all kinds of wildlife and occasionally seals basking.

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