Gipping Barn

Stonham Aspal, Suffolk, England

Barn style cottage set in a wooded meadow offers a rural retreat for couples (plus dogs) near Stowmarket and the Suffolk coastline.

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Lovely barn stay for 2 with private hot tub area for all weather bathing. The barns have been built around a central courtyard with trees and pond to create a pleasant environment.

Self catering - a romantic mezzanine bedroom and ensuite facilities make it the ideal spot for a romantic break.

CEO Jess' visit on 17th February during The Quirky Tour 2023

Key Points

  • Gipping barn offers a luxurious stay for 2 with private hot tub in a covered patio area, so you can enjoy it all year round, near Stonham Aspal.
  • Inside the barn there is a spacious fully equipped kitchen with dining area. A complimentary breakfast basket is included.
  • The lounge has a cosy wood burner, plus a TV/DVD and free wifi for maximum chill out time.
  • The bedroom is on a mezzanine level and is accessed via a hand made timber staircase.
  • The luxury shower room with heated towel rail is on the ground floor.
  • Outside you can enjoy a lawn, BBQ patio area and al fresco dining furniture.
  • Up to 3 dogs are welcome here at a cost of £15 per pet, per stay.


Step back in time at this gorgeous Suffolk cottage for 2, with private hot tub and enclosed garden, in a wooded meadow setting in the tranquil village of Stonham Aspal. 

Inside you can find a gorgeous farmhouse style kitchen with range cooker, welsh dresser and antique farm table, the perfect place to enjoy the delicious breakfast basket containing locally sourced products including eggs, bacon, mushrooms and tomatoes.

Head on through to the cosy lounge with its comfy sofa, the perfect place to relax and enjoy the free wifi, make use of the TV and DVD player or simply sit back and feel the warmth of the log burner. This room benefits from a high vaulted ceiling with beautiful exposed oak beams and a winding hand-made timber staircase that leads to the lovely mezzanine level bedroom with solid wood double sleigh bed. There is also a luxury shower room on the ground floor.

Outside you can sink into the bubbles of the hot tub, enjoy dining al fresco on the terrace or cook up a storm on the BBQ! The enclosed garden offers a great place to sit with a book, soak up the sun or simple enjoy your morning cuppa! 

Locally there is plenty to see and do with the coast and 2 areas of outstanding beauty just a short half-hour drive away. The waterfront at Ipswich offers bars and restaurants galore for those who don't want to cook, whilst the 12th century Framlingham Castle offers regular shows and exhibitions plus a cafe! 

There are short and long break stays available with 2 or 3 night weekends with Friday arrivals, 4 night midweek breaks with Monday arrivals and 5 night midweek breaks with Sunday arrivals. Full weeks or fortnight stays can commence on Fridays, Mondays or Sundays.

Up to 3 dogs welcome in the property with a charge of £15 each per stay to cover cleaning. 

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Room Types









 Clothes rack

 Dining area

 Heating - underfloor


 Ironing board




 Garden - enclosed


 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks


 Pub within walking distance




 DVD player

 iPod dock



On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Self check-in

 Welcome pack






 Kitchenware / Utensils





 Free parking


 Mid sized site (5-11 accoms)

 Quiet location


Is there somewhere to exercise my dog?

Yes there is a fully enclosed 2 acre meadow for dogs to run around and socialise.

Do you accept cats?

Sorry but no.

What is included in the breakfast hamper?

Our scrumptious Breakfast Basket with locally sourced produce including eggs, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, bread, butter, milk, jam & marmalade, fresh fruit and cookies!

Is there heating in the barn?

Yes as well as a wood burner there is underfloor heating.

How much is it to hire a bike?

We have bikes that you can use for free.

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 1st May 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Carl Scott from Gipping Barn