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Individual barn overlooking open fields, dog friendly with open fire

Bedrooms 1
Space 516 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cosy barn in peaceful location with enclosed garden, dog friendly

Swallow Barn is a converted barn adjacent to our very special 16th century timber framed house. We have converted the barn to a high specification, taking into account our favourite bits of all the holiday lets we have stayed in over the years. We aim to create a sense of cosiness without loss of practicality. The barn affords lovely views over the field and is light and airy. In winter months the wood burner adds a welcoming glow to curl up with.

Swallow Barn's unique feature is that it is in a very special position overlooking open fields. It has its' own garden which is a haven for wildlife. We commonly see a variety of birds and deer walk through our meadow.

We are big dog lovers and own 2 rescue dogs, we are happy to accept well behaved dogs. We have a cat who is dog friendly to dogs who know how to treat him!

Dog guests will be able to share the use of our 2acre field behind the house. Please note owners will need to bring their own dog bed and bedding.

More Details

Rosie at Swallow Barn
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About Rosie at Swallow Barn

I live in rural Suffolk surrounded by fields and wildlife. I am passionate about dogs and enjoy walking, painting and drawing.

Rosie at Swallow Barn purchased this barn in 2012

Why Rosie at Swallow Barn chose Bury St Edmunds

Thank you for your interest in Swallow Barn situated in rural Suffolk. A one bedroom holiday let for 2 people (and children < 24 months), designed for real country lovers and those seeking a much needed retreat from the pressures of daily life.

Swallow Barn is an individual, listed barn in the heart of the Suffolk countryside in the village of Wyverstone. We are based approximately 20 mins from the historic town of Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket with good rail links to London and other major cities. The impressive Suffolk coastline is also only an hour's drive away. There is a village shop and pub a 5 minute drive away or a 15 minute walk.

Having stayed at many a holiday let over the years, we know how hard it can be to find decent accommodation that combines a sense of cosiness with practicality. We have therefore tried to include all our favourite things about holiday lets into just one place. Imagine lying in a blissfully comfortable bed whilst looking up at the stars or, sitting in a garden overlooking a peaceful meadow, watching the swallows duck and dive in the summer months, truly magical.

Being dog lovers with a history of taking rescues, we have never felt comfortable with leaving them behind when we go on holiday. For this reason we are happy to welcome well behaved canine friends to the barn. The barn comes with its own enclosed garden and guests can also enjoy shared access to our field overlooking the property which is perfect for ball games.

We look forward to welcoming you to this special place.

What makes this barn unique

Peace and quiet, rural location. Private entrance and enclosed garden. Guests will enjoy use of our 2 acre field and many available dog walks surrounding the property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful holiday accommodation with everything you could possible need. Warm and cosy with the lovely log burner and lovely touch with the lavender on the towels. Overall a fantastic break. We would definitely come again.
Feb 2017
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Bury St Edmunds Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 516 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Dog's must be House trained Treated for fleas and worms Dog's cannot be left unattended in the property
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Wet room
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , King size bed
  • Double room with king size bed, carpetted.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking


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Individual barn overlooking open fields, dog friendly with open fire
average rating of 4.8125 based on 17 reviews

Bloody lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Arrived at swallow barn to a very warm welcome from the lovely rosie!

Soya milk for us (we are vegan), and treats for. Amber our dog! The cottage was scrupulously clean, and very homely and cosy. Fluffy towels, gorgeously comfy bed and everything else needed for a comfortable stay.

The garden of swallow barn was also lovely. A gate led to more garden which led to a.meadow.....absolutely gorgeous.

We loved.every second of our swallow barn. We are already planning our next stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. Love making guests happy.
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Great peaceful

  • 5 of 5

It was everything we needed.....except mobile phone signal!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Place!

  • 4 of 5

Nice place with lovely big shower!

Lots of pubs to eat nearby.

Thorpeness, Aldeburgh and Lavenham good places to visit

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I only stayed for the weekend but fell in love with this barn conversion.

Richard and Rosie are lovely hosts and we wanted for nothing.

A lovely wet room , beautiful bed and bedding , a log burner and lovely enclosed garden for Barney our dog.To see deer in the paddock and stars above us while in bed through the velux window was icing on the cake.

We hope to be back very soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David starry sky above the bed something we experience do once when we stayed somewhere. It was a must for our guests. See you again sometime.
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Comfortable, beautifully renovated, spacious and very dog friendly.

  • 4 of 5

As above.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Away from it all, cosy lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Loved the wholę experience, warm relaxing, with a Great Space for The dog.

Home from Home.

We will be back.

Many thanks Tracy, Andy & Sabino

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you lovely review. We enjoyed having you, look forward to your next visit.
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $27.7
Damage Deposit $138.49

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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