Reduced Occupancy Offer - This listing is for 10 people, using 5 bedrooms only. For full use, please see ref: SFBE14 where Becks Green Barn can be booked for 14 people.
Surrounded by beautiful Suffolk countryside, Becks Green Barn is truly spectacular and converted to a high standard. Spacious inside and out, creature comforts are the priority. On an arable farm, views from the barn look out over the paddocks, where horses and ponies crop the grass. There is something for everyone here. Walk the miles of farm and woodland paths, have a swim in the heated pool or play tennis on the hard court. Lead-rein pony riding and accompanied hacks for current Pony Club members with Pony Club D Test or above are available by arrangement with the owners. You can even bring your own horses and ponies by prior arrangement.
A large vaulted drawing/dining room with stunning picture windows enjoys views over the fields, with a large fire and a flat screen TV. Above is the attractive master suite, again with great countryside views. The majority of bedrooms are on the ground floor, where there is also some wheelchair access (making this property suitable for those with walking difficulties). As well as a bedroom to suit the frail or elderly there is a great children's room and en-suite accommodation well situated for a nanny or mother's help. Pub: 3.5 miles, Shop: 4.9 miles.
Sitting Room/Diner: with double height ceiling, and enormous bay window overlooking the farm and fields, window seat, sofas, coffee tables and chairs, flat screen TV and DVD; there is a large wood burning stove. The dining area has a long refectory style oak table, bench seating and chairs to seat 10 people.
Kitchen: The kitchen is fully fitted and well equipped with hob, electric oven, double sink, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and loads of cupboards.
Bedroom 1: Double bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and hanging space and easy chair (outside door allowing wheelchair access)
Bedroom 2: A twin bedded room with bedside table and lamp, wardrobe with shelving and chaise lounge.
Bedroom 3: Double bed, bedside table and lamps, chest of drawers and hanging cupboard. Views over the veranda and the paddocks and fields beyond.
Bedroom 4: Double bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, wardrobe and views over the veranda and the fields and paddocks beyond.
Family Bathroom: With bath and overhead shower, washbasin and w.c. , heated towel rail
Shower Room: with shower unit, wash basin and w.c.
Cloakroom: with wash basin, w.c. and towel rail.
Bedroom 5: With double bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bathroom: With bath, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail
Garden: The covered seating area and garden with outside table and chairs is surrounded by a picket fence making this a great space for younger children to play, as well as for barbecues - using the large gas-fired Outback barbecue - and al fresco eating. There is an outdoor heated swimming pool which visitors may use on Thursday afternoons during the summer months (Whitsun to beginning September) and by arrangement with the owners on other days. Please note that the pool is situated behind the owners house and must be left tidy after use. The hard surface tennis court is available without request when the owners are not using it, guests must provide their own balls and racquets and clear them away afterwards. Rubber soled footwear must be worn at all times on the tennis court. The owners are happy for children to use this hard court as a velodrome when not in use!
Parking: There is a large gravelled parking area with parking for around six cars.
Heating: Oil fired central heating.
Notes: WiFi, bed linen and towels provided. Becks Green Barn is a barn conversion on a working farm. Well separated from the farm house, the barn has its own private drive, garden and parking area. Parents with youngsters are advised to keep children away from farm machinery and animals; however all farming activity, stables etc are fenced off and whilst horses and ponies can be seen in the nearby paddocks the area around the barn is gated giving younger children an area in which to play.
A popular area for horse riding and cycling, with quiet country lanes and attractive bridleways, close to the popular Suffolk coastal town of Southwold and the hidden beaches of Benacre and Covehithe. The ancient Broads towns of Beccles and Bungay are also close by, with some fine ancient buildings, fascinating shops, museums and opportunities for boating and lovely riverside walks.
Hidden away in a largely undiscovered area of countryside close to Southwold and Beccles, Ilketshall St Andrew (just a few minutes walk up the lane) is a tiny hamlet with little more than a village green, a large pond where local fishermen while away the hours, and some traditional Suffolk cottages.