The Old Barn, Chelsworth

Lavenham, Suffolk Countryside

  • 4 Star
  • Special Offer10% off holidays starting on or before 27th August 2022 in our Last Minute Summer Sale

You can book this property from:

  • £2,255 per week
  • £322 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 1 single bed
  • 3 single Zip&Link beds
  • 1 sofa bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 5 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Countryside views


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Please note, parties (including stag and hens) are not permitted at this property. Fire related activities including fireworks are also not permitted at the property.
  • No more than 2 pets
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


One of a kind barn conversion for large group getaways. A stunning combination of old and ultra-contemporary. Eleven guests have the space to play in playful surroundings at this pet-friendly Suffolk holiday home.

It’s ok to lift your jaw from the floor as you cross the threshold. This is no ordinary barn conversion. 

Lofty opulence

If you’ve made it to ancient Chelsworth, you’re on to a great thing. One of England’s oldest settlements, a serenity of time gone by hangs longingly over the place. Yet this calm is smattered, cleverly, with punches of modern flair. Few are as striking at The Old Barn. Under the cover of this historic carcass is a magically modern barn conversion with superbly styled contemporary interiors twisting and turning the imagination from room to room.

Clever architecture and edgy interiors combine exquisitely from the moment you cross the threshold. Sprawling outwards and upwards, this is a wow house in every respect. Exposed wall struts and rafters lend an achingly luxurious sense of space to this ultimately cavernous home. Contrasts of crisp white, industrial steel and suddenly soothing soft furnishings will catch your breath with every step.

The living spaces sweep, one after the other, through the main barn. Dominant is the stainless steel set piece that is a chef’s kitchen dream. Although we imagine the rest of your party will make themselves at home around the wine fridge and espresso machine.

Pull up a stool, wander a step or two to the breakfast table and chairs. Or pass platters along the line to your formal dining space for 14+ guests perfectly positioned between floor to apex windows. The light can do nothing but pour in and you needn’t leave the barn to gaze at the stars either.

At the far end of the barn settle up to 12 of you in soft, welcoming sofas and armchairs. Catch glimpses of your lush surroundings through the slit windows or hunker down in front of the unsurprisingly large television. There is underfloor heating throughout.

Beyond the cathedral-like living space that was once a Napoleonic munition store, there are six superbly individual bedrooms here. Perhaps the most unique is the Airclad pod on the side of the house. Architecturally innovative - created by the owners using an inflatable based construction model - it is en pointe design-wise too. This en suite basement bedroom with its super king bed, spa bath and door to the garden is certainly the one you’ll scramble over most. There are five more yawningly large bedrooms spread across the ground floor, first and second floors.
The Old Barn is at the heart of a farm and farm life, yet hedging around the property ensures ultimate privacy. Accessed via a byway and five bar gate, you’ll very much suss the sense of privacy and remoteness within seconds of arriving. There’s parking for at least five cars.
Whether you’re here with family or friends, The Old Barn is a creatively inspired space loved by all.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

The basement bedroom is a super king and has a sofa bed too. A circular spa bath is separated from the bedroom by a curtain and there’s an en suite cloakroom. The ground floor bedroom has a super king and en suite (no separating door) and has French doors onto a small balcony with field views. Two of the three first floor bedrooms can be arranged as a super king or twin rooms. The third is a single. On the second floor, a super king bedroom has an en suite walk-in wet room (no separating door).

Special note: Please note, parties (including stag and hens) are not permitted at this property and please be mindful of noise as there are close neighbours. Also, the main staircase is open to one side.


The accommodation is spacious and modern with a lovely blend of traditional and contemporary features. Despite the cold weather outside, inside was always warm. Would recommend the local pub “The Peacock”, the food was fantastic. The welcome pack of bread, cake, juices and a bottle of Prosecco was a nice unexpected touch. Overall a great time had by us all and thoroughly recommend it for groups and/ or families.

Mr L,

Overall the Barn was fantastic, very high standard of cleanliness and very much a home from home, I would highly recommend the Barn to any large group especially for the great social kitchen/dining area.