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Valley Farm - Rookyard Cottage & Swallow Barn

Valley Farm - Rookyard Cottage & Swallow Barn

Valley Farm, Bungay Road, Holton, IP19 8LY, United Kingdom

Accommodation - Cottages

Tel 01986 874521

Self Rated by Property Provider:
4 Stars

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About Valley Farm - Rookyard Cottage & Swallow Barn

Valley Farm offers two 4 star self catering holiday cottages with an indoor heated swimming pool available.

Just a short drive from Southwold and near the market town of Halesworth, Valley Farm, in the village of Holton, is set in two and half acres of lovely Suffolk countryside. Andrew and Jackie Circus bid you a warm welcome to their comfortable, eco-friendly self catering cottages.

Rookyard Cottage is an eco-friendly, single storey self-catering cottage. It has a timber frame with recycled newspaper insulation, rainwater harvesting and solar heated water. Guests may use the owners’ private indoor heated swimming pool. It is called Rookyard Cottage because of the many rooks that are frequent visitors to the grounds of Valley Farm.

Swallow Barn is a delightful single storey cottage whose guests may benefit from the use of a private indoor heated swimming pool. It is called Swallow Barn because of the many swallows that used to return to nest in the rafters each summer.


Both cottages have two bedrooms, a double and a twin, each with an en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath. One bathroom is equipped for use by disabled guests. Each also features a large sitting/dining room and modern well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. A log burning stove is backed up by full oil-fired central heating. There is a Freesat TV with DVD together with a radio/CDplayer. Free Wi-Fi is available.

This cottages are furnished and decorated to a high standard in a modern style.


The cottages are is set in the spacious grounds of Valley Farm. Guests have a south facing terrace with table, chairs and a barbecue and there is an acre field suitable for ball games, kite flying and fun, far away from the road. A country footpath leads across the fields to the small market town of Halesworth. The owners’ private indoor heated swimming pool is available to guests by individual arrangement at a small extra charge*. There is parking for two cars.

At Valley Farm we care about our environment and have introduced many measures that will help to reduce our carbon footprint. Solar panels provide much of the hot water in both self catering cottages and a huge solar thermal tracker heats the swimming pool and provides hot water for the B&B. This has greatly reduced our reliance on oil as the primary source of water heating. In fact, we burn almost no oil from May until the end of October.

Our 5kW wind turbine, installed in August 2007 stands on a 12 metre pole in the corner of our paddock. On wet, windy days when there is no solar gain for the hot water, it is good to see the turbine spinning. More recently, we have added 4kW P.V. panels to the pool roof. These are proving very efficient and have further reduced our electricity requirements from the grid. A charging point enables electric vehicles to re-charge their batteries for a small fee.

Contact: Andrew Circus for availability and more information on 01986 874521


General Services

  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Guest Lounge
  • Microwave
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea & Coffee Making
  • Television
  • WiFi

Room Facilities

  • Bedlinen Provided

Special Opening

  • Open - All Year
  • Open - Christmas
  • Open - Easter
  • Open - New Year

Car Parking

  • Free Parking

For Children

  • Children Welcome

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