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$159 / night
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Souters Barn Holiday Cottage – Home 215042 Barn

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Souters Barn Holiday Cottage – Home 215042

  • Barn
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 2
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 30 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Proud to have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence in 2014, 2017 and 2018 Souters consists of a converted barn on a track leading to the owner's small farm. It provides an exceptional, secluded and very comfortable place to stay. Souters has one bedroom with a king size bed. The living space and kitchen areas have space for up to 4 people. Inside is a wood burner - perfect for cosy winter evenings; outside is a wood fired pizza oven - perfect for summer evenings (and don't restrict yourself to cooking just pizzas). The private garden is surrounded by woods teeming with wildlife and provides a peaceful place to relax.

We are in the heart of Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley. There are very good restaurants and bistro pubs in the locality and an award winning farm shop in the next village. Souters is a good base from which to explore the countryside and other East Anglian delights, being just 5 minutes drive from the A12 midway between Ipswich and Colchester. The historic market town of Hadleigh is 5 miles away with buildings of interest and an individual high street with varied shopping opportunities.

Ideal for a quiet break to enjoy the surrounding Constable countryside by foot or bicycle. Dedham is an attraction for artists and is just 2 miles away with art gallery and shop, Munnings museum and tea houses. Dedham has become a very popular base recently for "wild" swimmers and for other water based activities.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
  • 1 Shower

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Having a car is very useful here however there are very good local taxi firms who on occasion have delivered guests from the local railway station (Manningtree or Colchester) and collected them again at the end of their stay. There are plenty of varied walks from the property which could end at a choice of pubs from where a taxi could collect guests to bring them home.

Interaction with guest

We like to have personal contact with all our guests from initial enquiry to booking, through to arrival. We live in a cottage just down the track on the smallholding and like to welcome all visitors to Souters, are always available for assistance or information but leave guests in the privacy of the setting once they are settled. We do all we can to ensure that every visit is enjoyable and comfortable and ask that if any issues arise during your stay that we are contacted at the time to sort it out - we can't do that after the holiday.

Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome; but we ask that they are not allowed on the furniture please. Please state whether 1 or 2 dogs at time of booking.
No parties or events.
Not suitable for "stag" or "hen" functions.
Smoking is permitted OUTSIDE ONLY provided guests pick up all cigarette buts etc But strict No Smoking in any of the buildings please

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About the owner

Nick And Cath M.
Average reply time:
1 hour 17 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
01 May 2021
Years listed:
9
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Excellent
137 reviews

Excellent
134
Very Good
3
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

“Chilling”

Reviewed 29 Feb 2020

Amazing place to stay for a chilled out weekend. Lovely setting. Nick and Cath the owners are lovely friendly people. Thank you for cake Cath. We would definitely recommend to friends and family. A … More

“Cosy retreat”

Reviewed 17 Feb 2020

Great rural location, very peaceful and quiet, with lovely walks and places to explore. Pubs and eateries are close by within a couple of miles. The cottage is really comfortable and cosy, and had eve… More

Response from the owner We're pleased you enjoyed the walks and eateries; they're a special feature we also enjoy! We look forward to welcoming you here again.

“Southers cottage”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2019

Amazing cottage in countryside. Very comfortable with all the home comforts u need. Good location for numerous attractions for both adults and children. Pubs and eateries within a few miles. A definit… More

Response from the owner There are more good places to eat opening all the time locally and we can recommend many. The wood fired pizza oven at Souters also provides much entertainment and good food.

“An idyllic, rural retreat with beautiful, peaceful surroundings.”

Reviewed 17 Jul 2019

The location is ideally placed for exploring the Dedham Vale/Stour valley along the south suffolk/north Essex borders and historical towns such as Bury St edmunds and Colchester just a few miles down … More

Response from the owner We look forward to welcoming you back so that you can explore more of the local area.

“Living the Dream at Souter and Gribbles”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2019

This is our second time staying at Souters and Gribbles Higham and it was just as amazing as our first... Peaceful, homely and teaming with Wildlife. We were welcomed by a wonderful homemade cake and … More

Response from the owner It was lovely to see you all again and great that you had good weather to enjoy all the outside experiences. We hope to see you again before too long.

“Mrs”

Reviewed 11 Jul 2019

We had two wonderful weeks in this lovely property. Very rural but at the same time convenient for sightseeing in the immediate area and beyond via nearby dual carriageway. The cottage was comfortable… More

Response from the owner You certainly did a lot of exploring of the area and we are very pleased you found Souters so well placed to enable that.

“Lovely cottage in tranquil setting”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2019

What a wonderful place to stay! The cottage was immaculate and very well-equipped for self-catering and there was a delicious cake on arrival. The main room inside with a kitchen area, dining table … More

Response from the owner It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much.

“Perfect, quiet, haven.”

Reviewed 7 Jun 2019

Immaculate. Peaceful, beautiful touches like fresh flowers and a lovely home made cake. Wonderful for bird watching. Highly recommended.

Response from the owner We are glad that you enjoyed your stay so much and look forward to welcoming you back.

“Extremely dog-friendly, relaxing cottage in a wonderful location.”

Reviewed 2 May 2019

We stayed at Souters with our two dogs over Easter weekend and had a lovely time. The cottage has everything you could need and there is plenty of outside space for the dogs. Our friends joined us a… More

Response from the owner You certainly had good luck with the weather and we are glad that you all enjoyed yourselves. We look to seeing you again.

“Perfect ***** break!”

Reviewed 19 Apr 2019

We had a beautiful 5 day break in this secluded featured cottage. Nick and Cath have created the perfect country retreat. The cottage was fully equipped and had everything you needed. Nice little touc… More

Response from the owner We are so pleased that you enjoyed your break and look forward to welcoming you back.

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Nick and Cath (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Nick and Cath (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Nick and Cath (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Nick and Cath the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Nick and Cath (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Nick and Cath (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Nick and Cath (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

Find out more about booking safely.

How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Nick and Cath (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Nick and Cath (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Nick and Cath (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Nick and Cath (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Nick and Cath (the owner) a message.

If Nick and Cath (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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