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Sleeps 22 adults Bedrooms 8 Bathrooms 6 Pets 1 Welcome Region Suffolk Town/village Stowmarket
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Timeless Country Retreat, near Stowmarket (UKC2573WH)

This Beautiful Barn dates back to the 16th century and is a detached, Grade II listed barn, brimming with charm and character. Boasting original oak beams and timeless charm, yet perfectly mixed with modern day comforts.
There is a vaulted ceiling criss-crossed with exposed beams in the living room, and the large inglenook with wood burner to provide the warmest of invites.

There are eight bedrooms in total, including two galleried bedrooms. With plenty of space for guests to celebrate a special occasion, and yet still have the opportunity to enjoy the escape from everyday life pressures, and simply sit back and relax in the peaceful surroundings.

Nestled within two acres of extensive grounds, the property offers spacious accommodation that is well furnished for comfort and enjoyment. Relax and enjoy your own six person hot tub and a large courtyard garden with a choice of two patios, great for those al fresco dining opportunities. Whatever the season, it will provide you and your guests with the warmest of welcomes.

This is a great location that is close to all the necessary amenities and an excellent base to explore the rolling countryside and unspoilt coastline. The area offers good bird watching, walking, and cycling opportunities. Needham Market is just 1 mile away, a pretty small town, rich with its historic roots in the wool industry.

Bury St. Edmunds is 19 miles away and is a shoppers’ paradise with an abundance of shops in the picturesque medieval streets, and elegant Georgian squares along with award-winning restaurants, fantastic annual festivals, family entertainment, stunning parks, cafés and a Georgian theatre. Ipswich is 12 miles away with its town centre and pretty harbour. There are local train links to London and Bury St. Edmunds.

Visit Suffolk’s stunning Heritage Coast which includes the popular seaside town of Aldeburgh with its great choice of eating establishments and shops, the intriguing village of Dunwich, a peaceful haven for wildlife with its beautiful heathland and the popular coastal town of Southwold, the home to Adnams Brewery, with pubs, galleries, shops, lighthouse and beach huts. Beach 29 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.This country retreat is an ideal choice for families and friends to get-together and celebrate a special occasion.

3 steps to entrance.

Ground Floor:

Beamed throughout.
Living room 1: With wood burner, Sky TV and DVD player.
Living room 2: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric range, microwave, fridge, freezer, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine, fridge and freezer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bunk bed, 3 single beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With roll top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

2 sets of stairs to...

First Floor:
1st set of spiral stairs to...

Bedroom 5: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 6: Galleried with kingsize bed and single bed.

2nd set of stairs to...

Bedroom 7: With four poster kingsize bed, beams and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 8: Galleried with double bed.


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and Wi-Fi included.
Cot, travel cot and 2 highchairs available on request.
Welcome pack.
Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture.
Hot tub for 6 (private, open until 9pm).
Private parking for 10 cars.
No smoking.
Please note: There is an unfenced pond in the grounds, 45 yards away.
Fireworks are not allowed in the garden.
Couples and family bookings only, no stag or hen parties.
This property has a security deposit of £350.

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  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • High chair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Stairgates
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood burning Stove
  • Parking


Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 1 pet is welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.


The somewhat curious county of Suffolk forms a part of the region known as East Anglia. Its eastern edge is bounded by the North Sea, with neighbouring Norfolk to the north and Essex to the south. The county of Cambridgeshire lies to the west. It has no cities and no motorways, but it does have many gardens and ruins and history in spades, from the Magna Carta to the Saxon relics of Sutton Hoo.

Unusual (for Britain) timber-framed buildings, dating back to the 16th century, vie with Tudor mansions in the attractive streets of market towns. In common with Norfolk, it is a fairly flat county, with much of its area devoted to farming and other rural pursuits. Its coastal geology of sand and clay, combined with the longshore drift current of the sea, means that the land is eroding constantly. Sea defences protect many of the towns but, equally, a good deal of property has been lost as the cliffs are worn away, and more is threatened.

Suffolk is famous throughout the UK for its distinctive dialect, horse racing (the town of Newmarket is the epicentre of British racing) and the arts. Festivals and other shows are common, and fish and chips and Adnam's ale are the order of the day.

East of England

This region includes the ceremonial counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. With a rich heritage there is much to see and do to suit all ages. The royal residency of Sandringham Estate is a must see and other historical points of interest include Castle Rising, Sutton Hoo and Somerleyton Hall. The medieval cities of Cambridge, Norwich and Ipswich are not to be missed and there are lots of pretty market towns and idyllic seaside resorts to choose from for a day trip. Alternatively for a slower paced holiday you may wish to visit The Broads or Thetford Forest, these areas are particularly popular for boating and spotting birdlife.

Area Suffolk


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7th January 2015 Excellent 

We had a great week at Time to see in the New Year with our young kids and friends. We arrived a day early and we were accommodated by Liz the owner of Time and Dignity Cottages. We got to stay in both cottages and couldn't fault them in any way. The furnishings are comfortable and to a high standard and all our needs were catered for. We were close to all the local amenities and also were able to get take out delivered - which has been a first! I thank Liz for her kindness as she went over and beyond the call of duty for us. I would definitely recommend both cottages and I look forward to going back.

Thanks for your feedback, so pleased you found both our service and the property to be excellent!

It sounds like you all had a fabulous time, we would love to be of assistance again in the future. Don't forget to claim your Scotts Castle Holidays loyalty discount next time!

7th May 2014 Excellent 

Great location, super property, very warm and clean with loads of space. A warm welcome from the owner (Liz). One niggle; the fire alarm was very sensitive when cooking breakfast for 7 people!!!

Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased to hear you found our service helpful and efficient.

We will certainly pass your comments onto the owners, but great to hear you all had a lovely time over all. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us again in the future if you would like to re book.

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24th April 2014 Excellent 

What a wonderful house - had everything we needed for a perfect stay. Superb location for peace and quiet although only a few minutes drive to shops.

Thank you for your comments. We are delighted to hear you had a fantastic holiday and found our service helpful!

We would love to assist with any future plans you may have, please don't hesitate to get back in touch with us again.

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