The Old Barn
4 Bedroom Barn Conversion in Semer from £877
The Old Barn is nestled in the extensive grounds of Dove House, a stunning example of a classic 14th Century timber-framed and plastered Suffolk Hall. As part of a centuries old working farm that has evolved into an equestrian stud, the barn was originally used for threshing and has been sympathetically converted to create a wonderfully rustic and cosy farmhouse. With great living space, views and easy access to the beautiful rolling countryside of the Brett Valley, The Old Barn is a brilliant base for exploring Suffolk or for simply relaxing and splashing around in a large swimming pool.
The Old Barn can be rented with the neighbouring Stable Cottage to provide accommodation for fourteen guests.
The Ground Floor
Entrance Hall – ample space for boots and hanging coats with access to the downstairs lavatory with hand basin.
Vaulted Reception and Dining Room – farmhouse style dining table and seating for eight along with a wicker sofa and armchairs next to French windows opening straight onto the swimming pool courtyard.
Sitting Room – Three comfortable sofas orientated around a 42” TV and huge inglenook fireplace with a log burner.
Kitchen – generously proportioned with flag stone flooring, round breakfast table with seating for four, range style cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and serving hatch to the dining room.
Galleried Landing – extensive wooden bannisters connecting the bedrooms and overlooking the downstairs reception area.
Stallion Bedroom – Traditional king-sized brass bed, elegant bedside lamps, freestanding full length mirror and built in cupboards.
Family Bathroom – a bath with hand held shower, wash basin, bidet and lavatory.
Colt Bedroom – Three foot single bed with bedside table, chair and cloths hanging rail.
Thoroughbred Bedroom – Double bed, bedside table and cloths hanging rail and en-suite to the shower room.
Shower Room – Jack & Jill style (accessed via Thoroughbred and Foals bedrooms) with a walk-in shower, wash basin and lavatory.
Foals Bedroom – two three foot single beds, bedside tables, large wardrobe and en-suite to the shower room.
The Royal Box – an upstairs sitting room offering commanding views of the stud and valley beyond with an armchair and large sofa that converts into a bed for an eighth guest.
To the front is an enclosed terraced garden with flower beds, outdoor furniture and views across the stud. There are many paths around the lake and fields which are home to thoroughbred mares and a small herd of pedigree Hereford cattle. Guests can also walk along the picturesque river bank or head out on various public footpaths. Off the reception area is a large heated swimming pool shared with Stable Cottage in use from the beginning of May to Mid-September.
Detailed House Guide
Iron & Board
Double sofa bed