to Five Acre Barn – a newly opened, contemporary bed and breakfast/ holiday rental set in five acres of tranquil garden and woodland on the Suffolk coast.
“With adventurous contemporary architecture, cool styling and a warm welcome, this is a chic alternative to Suffolk’s many old-fashioned, chintzy B&Bs.” Emily Mathieson, British boltholes, the Guardian August 2017.
“With a combination of enthusiasm and an irresistible eye for detail, David and Bruce have created the ultimate contemporary b&b in the grounds of their converted barn in Suffolk. A world away from seaside guesthouses of old, it is a perfect base for seeing the best of the Suffolk coast“. Martin Dunford, Daily Telegraph, Sept 2018.
RIBA East Award winner 2018 and Best Small Project 2018. RIBA National award winner 2018 and Stephen Lawrence Prize 2018 Shortlist.
Combining the best of both worlds we enjoy a quiet rural location on the very edge of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, yet just a short walk from the beautiful coastline and the seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness.
Contemporary Bed and Breakfast in Suffolk…
Centred around a nineteenth century barn (albeit now brought very much into the 21st Century) our five guest suites are set within a new shingle- clad extension. Each room enjoys a dramatic, light-filled full height space with access into the garden and an individual decking area on which to while away the day.
Stay with us either for ‘bed and breakfast’ or take over the whole place to enjoy with your family and friends (we can comfortably sleep ten to twelve).
Explore five acres of garden and woodland or sit out and relax in your own private seating area. Watch the rabbits and pheasant and if you are lucky enough you might catch sight of Muntjac deer, woodcock or even slow worms.
Please note that much of our gardens are newly planted and have yet to mature. As we have only just opened after a 16 month build they are also not as weed-free as they should be – though we are on the case.See our rooms
We want you to feel entirely at home when you stay at Five Acre Barn –
Read the papers in the Barn, fix yourself a drink, settle down with a book in the garden, huddle round the fire pit, test your knowledge of the Milky Way or, if you are feeling energetic, play a game of boules or croquet.Find out more
The Suffolk coast has so much to offer –unspoilt beaches, stunning wildlife, world class arts, picturesque villages –
and as one of England’s driest sunniest counties provides the weather in which to enjoy them. As relative newcomers ourselves, we have been busy exploring – seeking out the best walks, tastiest fish and chips, the cosiest pubs. We also keep our ear to the ground to share what is going on locally that guests might otherwise miss.Find out more
After living in Peckham, London, for many years, we decided to escape the urban jungle for the English countryside. Having visited the county on many occasions, the beautiful Suffolk coast was a natural choice.Read more