“We've spend a week in the old barn and loved it very much. The house is very special and gives you a real holiday feeling. There is everything you need for a relaxing stay. Very nice for families with young children as there are a lot of toys and also the possibility to play outside on the farm land. Also suitable for couples. The area is very quiet and gives you a real feeling of living in the countryside. Suffolk is a great area for a relaxing vacation. Beautiful nature and lovely villages and towns. Highly reccomended!”
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Where is it?
Lodge Barn is in the old farm yard of my father's small 40 acre farm. He bought it in 1986 and has grown predominantly soft fruit and vegetables here ever since. There is also a holiday let in the former tractor shed in the old farm yard which will open for business in June 2018. The barn itself sits opposite a 13th century flint chapel and is surrounded by fields within the quiet, small village of Lindsey. It is a 2 minute drive/ 10 minute cycle ride/ half an hour walk to the local pub. The pub does great food at reasonable prices and has a fantastic beer garden with a small climbing frame, slide and sand pit to entertain kids.
The nearby villages of Kersey and Lavenham were thriving wool trading hubs in the 15th and 16th centuries and they boast beautiful beamed houses of all colours. If you like walking or cycling then there are lots of beautiful trails which you can take, with many taking you via some of the area's country pubs. The barn is right on the Suffolk Way which is a well known cycle route. Even though it sits in a rural location, the house is only a 10 minute drive from Hadleigh, a quaint market town which has everything you need.
Essex university and Colchester English Study centre are about 30 minutes by car.
Interesting places to visit are:
*Lavenham for beautiful Tudor houses, some great places to eat
*Dedham and Flatford where you can walk or row along the river
*Aldeburgh, a seaside town with great fish and chips
*Framlingham with its castle which has a brilliant slide for kids
*Cambridge (1 hour)
*Long Melford for antiques and Kentwell Hall
*London is 1 hour on the train from the nearest station.
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