The Balancing Barn - Suffolk, Sleeps 8
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The Balancing Barn - Thorington, Suffolk, England - Sleeps 8

The Balancing Barn

The Balancing Barn accommodates up to eight guests in four bedrooms and offers a truly unique self-catering experience. Sitting (or should we say balancing!) amongst beautiful Suffolk countryside, not far from the Heritage coast, this impressive property has been ingeniously designed and has immense 'wow' factor both inside and out.

Perfectly placed in a peaceful haven alongside a nature reserve, The Balancing Barn affords lovely views over a small lake. It is all but invisible from the road and for a property that appears to be small at first glance, offers plenty of space once inside stretching to some thirty meters in length.

A design of architectural excellence, the property is covered in steel tiles that reflect the changing colours of the different seasons. Once inside you have the kitchen and dining area with lots of space for everyone to relax and then on to four en-suite bedrooms with a concealed staircase in the middle allowing guests to access the garden below. At the far end of The Balancing Barn is an impressive spacious living area with huge picture window which perfectly frames the trees.

All rooms afford floor to ceiling windows and roof lights letting the outside flood in, and a glass floor in the sitting room allow you to immerse yourself amongst the beauty of the natural surrounding environment from every angle.

This fantastic award winning barn is not just built to impress, it is also idyllically located being only three miles from the historic picturesque seaside village of Walberswick and within easy reach of popular Aldeburgh and Southwold. The area offers an abundance of attractions with pretty villages to explore, wonderful walks and cycling opportunities, excellent bird watching, castles to visit and traditional pubs and restaurants to enjoy long leisurely lunches.

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  • The Balancing Barn - True to its name!
  • Spectacular living area - you feel like you are in the trees!
  • Kitchen diner where everyone can enjoy supper
  • Double bedroom
  • En-suite facilities
  • All bedrooms have en-suites
  • Sit and soak up the beautiful rural setting
  • Two bedrooms with flexible sleeping that can be made up as a double or twin
  • The Balancing Barn
  • Enjoy a log fire
  • Floor plan - spacious accommodation
  • Sitting alongside a nature reserve in Suffolk
  • Glass floors and huge windows let the outside flood in
  • The Balancing Barn
  • Reflective tiles allow the barn to take on the colours of the changing seasons
  • Award winning by design


  • Internet Access
  • Log Burner
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • iPod Docking
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath

The Balancing Barn Continued

Accommodation comprises

  • Kitchen/dining area well equipped with Miele/Siemens appliances including a dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, oven and ceramic hob, along with a dining table and chairs.
  • Four en-suite bedrooms - two which offer flexible sleeping and can be made up as doubles or twins by arrangement.
  • Spacious sitting room at the far end with comfy seating, wood burning stove, television with DVD player and plenty of large windows letting the outside flood in (please note that due to the location, there is no television reception but you can watch DVD's or just sit and soak up the scenery!).
  • Utility room in the basement with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Additional Information: Underfloor heating throughout. Guests have a large garden to enjoy whilst staying with fire pit and seating. There is plenty of parking. Unfortunately no pets. Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are included in the price. Wi-Fi internet access is available (please note it can be intermittent). Changeover day is a Friday or Monday.

Prices: Short breaks available all year round. Four night mid-week breaks start from £855.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £1685
Mid Season from £2550
High Season from £3000
Peak Season £3475

Key details:
Pets: No
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Friday
Payment options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 2 Flexible Double/Twins)

Group booking details:

All male groups: Please enquire with owner
All female groups: Please enquire with owner
Catering Available: No

Owner's details:
Owner: Living Architecture, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

The Balancing Barn joined Independent Cottages in Dec 2015

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Calendar last updated: 22nd September 2017

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