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. Inviting you to play and to party, to be at one with yourself and loved ones.
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.
The acre or so of garden calls the party to continue outside. Day or night, the barbecue beckons and table tennis tournaments often ensue. As the sun goes down the fire pit welcomes a crowd.
Whether you’re here with family or friends, to party or to celebrate, The Old Barn is a creatively inspired space loved by all.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
The basement bedroom can be set as either a super king or twin room 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).
Please note that the main staircase is open to one side.
At a glance
- Sleeps 11
- 6 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- Private parking
- 1 mile from pub
- Countryside views
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Bath towels provided
- Equipped with a barbecue
- 36.5 miles from coast
- Equipped with a cot
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Ground floor bedroom
- No smoking
- 4.8 miles from shop
- Equipped with a travel cot
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
Old Barn is a wonderful place for a family get together ... the only sounds when you sit in the garden are sheep and birds! - 2nd May 2019
We very much enjoyed our stay at the old barn, it was well equipped and offered a great mix of old and new. the location was very remote and stunning countryside from every window. The welcome food items were much appreciated and a nice touch. All in all a fantastic place for our birthday celebration! would highly recommend it! - 28th March 2019
An ideal property for a family gathering - extremely generously equipped, plenty of space inside and out and good catering facilities. The children enjoyed an expedition by canoes and kayaks on the river from Sudbury and found the cycle routes pleasantly light in traffic.Mrs Elizabeth Slater - 28th August 2018
The owner met us at the property and was extremely welcoming. She showed us round every room and all appliances and encouraged use of all facilities including glasses for our party on Saturday night. Overall, we loved the Barn and were made to feel relaxed and were encouraged to treat the place like our own home. Both the owner and the amazing Barn made my birthday celebrations complete. Mrs V Jeffrey - 19th December 2017
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.E Cope
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