Whitehouse Upper & Lower BarnsBulcamp Drift, Halesworth Road, Blythburgh, IP19 9LG, United Kingdom
Accommodation - Self Catering
Tel 0208 8026258
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About Whitehouse Upper & Lower Barns
Lower and Upper Barns provide a very good quality of accommodation in a very peaceful location offering some spectacular views.
Set in two acres of land, with stunning views of the estuary and adjoining farmland, the barns are an ideal holiday location for families with children, walkers, birdwatchers, extended family groups or those who just want a peaceful holiday.
In a spectacular location overlooking the Blyth estuary, Whitehouse Barns were converted by their owner, award–winning architect Richard Griffiths, into two elegant holiday homes in 2001. Upper Barn sleeps 5/6, Lower Barn 8/9.
Joined together they accommodate groups of up to fifteen people. The barns are extremely well equipped with dishwashers, TVs, DVD players, CD players, wireless internet access, washing machine and tumble drier.
There is also a playbarn with table tennis and table football, and a swings area. Full underfloor central heating, wood-burning stoves, insulation and double glazing, make them suitable for long holidays or short breaks throughout the year.
The fabulous sunsets and changing view of the estuary and mudflats are breathtaking in any season. Many rare birds can be seen from the windows and the morning and evening brick terraces — these often include resident little owls, barn owl, woodpecker and avocets, and an occasional osprey.
Bitterns breed in the Hen Reedbeds Reserve close by and otters and seals are known to frequent the River Blyth. Marsh Harriers, kestrels and herons are also often seen in the area. Much of the area around the barns is either National Nature Reserve managed by English Nature, or Suffolk Wildlife Trust reserves.
The Blyth estuary adjacent to Whitehouse Barns is designated under the RAMSAR treaty as an internationally important wetland and a Special Protection Area (SPA) while the whole area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Just four miles from sandy beaches at Walberswick and the elegant town of Southwold, the barns are also ideally situated for exploring the Suffolk Heritage Coast, Minsmere Bird Sanctuary and Aldeburgh. Hidden down a quiet track with just four other cottages nearby, the situation is extremely peaceful without feeling isolated.There is ample parking.
By car the barns are between 2 and 3 hrs drive from London
Well behaved children are very welcome. The owners have an eighteen–year–old son and an eleven–year–old daughter who have spent many wonderful holidays here.
There is plenty for children to do locally and excellent beaches only four miles away. Southwold is generally considered to be a very safe town for children.
Children love the upper rooms in the barns. We have a selection of books and games and there is a spacious playbarn in the grounds with table tennis and table football tables, toddler toys etc and swings outside.
There is a fenced ditch on one side of the land, and a raised dyke leading to mud flats and the estuary. Children need to be supervised. Please note that the owners cannot accept responsibility for any accident or injury.
A babysitting service is available.
Whitehouse Barns are owned and managed by Penelope Roskell and Richard Griffiths
Telephone: 020 8802 6258 or email: [email protected]
- Central Heating
- DVD Player
- Guest Lounge
- Tea & Coffee Making
- Waterside Views
- Bedlinen Provided
- Open - All Year
- Open - Christmas
- Open - Easter
- Open - New Year
- Free Parking
- Children Welcome
- Play Area
- Disabled Friendly
- Guide Dogs Accepted
- On Site Fishing
- Pets Accepted
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