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The Panoramic view of Whitehouse Barns
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Self-catering holiday accommodation in three Suffolk barns:
Ideal for birdwatching, family holidays, or just relaxing.

The barns from Bulcamp Drift
Barns from Bulcamp Drift
Whitehouse Barns
Whitehouse Barns
Winter solitude at Blythburgh
Winter view across the estuary.

Lower and Upper Whitehouse Barns and Drift Barn provide a very good quality of accommodation in a very peaceful location offering some spectacular views.

Set in two acres of land, with stunning views of the estuary and adjoining farmland, the barns are an ideal holiday location for families with children, walkers, birdwatchers, extended family groups or those who just want a peaceful holiday.

Whitehouse Barns
In a spectacular location overlooking the Blyth estuary, Whitehouse Barns were converted by their owner, award–winning architect Richard Griffiths, into two elegant holiday homes in 2001. Upper Barn sleeps 5/6, Lower Barn 8. Booked together they accommodate groups of up to fourteen people. The barns are extremely well equipped with dishwashers, TVs, DVD players, CD players, wireless internet access, washing machine and tumble drier. There is also a playbarn with table tennis and table football. Full underfloor central heating, wood-burning stoves, insulation and double glazing, make them suitable for long holidays or short breaks throughout the year.

Drift Barn
In 2017 Richard Griffiths converted the barn at the top of the site into a very stylish rural retreat sleeping 3-4. Details of the new barn.

The fabulous sunsets and changing view of the estuary and mudflats are breathtaking in any season. Many rare birds can be seen from the windows and the morning and evening brick terraces — these often include resident little owls, barn owl, woodpecker and avocets, and an occasional osprey. Bitterns breed in the Hen Reedbeds Reserve close by and otters and seals are known to frequent the River Blyth. Marsh Harriers, kestrels and herons are also often seen in the area. Much of the area around the barns is either National Nature Reserve managed by English Nature, or Suffolk Wildlife Trust reserves. The Blyth estuary adjacent to Whitehouse Barns is designated under the RAMSAR treaty as an internationally important wetland and a Special Protection Area (SPA) while the whole area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Just four miles from sandy beaches at Walberswick and the elegant town of Southwold, the barns are also ideally situated for exploring the Suffolk Heritage Coast, Minsmere Bird Sanctuary and Aldeburgh. Hidden down a quiet track with just four other cottages nearby, the situation is extremely peaceful without feeling isolated.There is ample parking.

By car the barns are between 2 and 3 hrs drive from London.

Some visitor comments:

"One of the best sites in Suffolk"

"Better birdwatching even than Minsmere"

"We loved the design of the barn and everything in it"

"Fabulous location: we could have spent the whole week on the terrace"

"You have thought of everything – a real home from home (only better)"

"A paradise for kids"

"A great place: the games room was a real bonus for the children"

"Brilliantly equipped barn, very comfortable"

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