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.
After months of searching we came across a rather unprepossessing barn hidden behind a wall of conifers with a chilly 1970s extension attached. Whilst it had been a much loved family hideaway we felt it needed to brought into the 21st century. Working with architects Blee Halligan – a brilliant London-based practise – we developed the new guest wing and remodelling of the Barn. We think they have done a great job.
As keen gardeners we wanted a challenge and we think that our five acres fits the bill. After two years the conifers are a distant memory and in their place we are putting in new beds. As you will see it as a ten year project and there is plenty of work to do. Ruby, our wire-haired Viszla, and moggies Google and Lucky seem very happy with our choice – with so much space to call their own.
Although we haven’t run a bed and breakfast before, we are both lucky enough to have travelled widely. We have tried to capture the best from the places we have visited to make your stay truly memorable. Of course as novices we are always ready to learn so please do let us know what we can do to improve!
Bruce and David.