Dons Barn - Lavenham, Suffolk, England

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A stunning cottage with open fire in the countryside
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Romantic cottage for two
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Romantic fire at Don's Barn
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The old orchard
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A stunning cottage with open fire in the countryside
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The lovely welcome basket
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Rural romantic retreat for a couple
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The spacious bedroom with plenty of natural light
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Dons Barn is perfect for a romantic.
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a lovely big front garden
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your own private orchard and dog exercise area Dons Barn - thumbnail photo 16
and a massive Orchard to let your doggie run free
lovely local walks and Medieval villages all around Dons Barn - thumbnail photo 17
loacl walks down The Pilgrims way
Lavenham is our nearest village and is England's best preserved Medieval village Dons Barn - thumbnail photo 18
Lavenham is our nearest village
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Lavenham England's best preserved Medieval Village
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Lavenham is applying for World Heritage Status
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local walks
walking to the local pub Dons Barn - thumbnail photo 22
the walk to the pub is 15 minutes
you get this lovely breakfast basket, logs and bikes Dons Barn - thumbnail photo 23
You get a generous Welcome Breakfast Basket

Key Cottage Information

£798 - £982 weekly price range
Sleeps  1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms 
1 bathroom(s)
pets welcome
Pet Friendly (2 dogs welcome)
short breaks
Short breaks offered (min. 2 days)
Family-Friendly: Cot, High Chair available.
  4 star rated
Accessibility information: sorry this property has no disabled accessible features.
Number of units of accommodation: 1
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About Dons Barn

Romantic Retreat with Character and Beautiful Views near Lavenham

Part of the old Grove Farm; Dons Barn was originally the Winnowing Barn and dates back to the 1700’s. Downstairs you can relax in the massive Kilim covered Knoll sofa enjoying the many original features of this stylish and very cosy cottage, features like the original Suffolk brick floor and the old millstones that are now used as the table and the hearth for the roaring log burning stove.

Upstairs the roof is open to the beams and there are lovely views over the orchard garden into the sunset through the oak and glass wall which covers this side of the barn.

This is the ideal place to come and unwind because it is so gorgeous and cosy. Once inside you won’t want to go out but if you do there are lovely walks all around and a rash of wonderful pubs and restaurants.

The cycle route passes by the cottage and we supply bikes for free and you can even hire a canoe from us to explore the beautiful river Stour where Constable painted ‘The Haywain’; probably England’s most famous landscape painting.

Dons Barn has all the optional extras you would expect from a 4 star cottage. Please visit our home website for masses of more pictures, prices, online availability and a wealth of local information.

This owner/agency has featured on since 2003

Special Facilities

Special Features

Historic property Historic property: 18th Century
Exposed wooden beams Exposed wooden beams
Award-winning Award-winning property
Special features 2 acres of Orchard gardens surround the property, one acre of Orchard is perfect for your dog to run about in. There are footpaths leading directly from the gardens across open countryside for 3/4 mile to the local CAMRA Pub and beyond to Nature Reserves

Entertainment Facilities

Free Wifi Free Wifi

Leisure Facilities

Sorry this property does not have any onsite leisure facilities

Property Facilities

Kitchen & Dining

Microwave Microwave
Fridge/freezer Fridge/freezer
Washing machine Washing machine
Tumble dryer Tumble dryer


Bed linen provided Bed linen provided


Shower Shower
Towels provided Towels provided
Power shower Power shower

Other facilities

Hairdryer(s) Hairdryer(s)
Coffee maker Coffee maker


Central heating Central heating
Woodburner Woodburner
Open fire Open fire

Garden and Outdoors

Garden Garden: 2 acres of Orchard and cottage gardens leading onto open fields
Patio Patio
Parking Parking

Family-Friendly Facilities

Children welcome Children welcome
Cot Cot
High Chair High Chair

Dog-Friendly Facilities

Dogs welcome Dogs welcome - up to 2 dogs
Dog Throws Dog Throws
Exercise Field Exercise Field
Dog Waste Facilities Dog Waste Facilities

Setting and Local Information

Views Views: Orchards, gardens, fields, countryside, sunset
Nearest Train Station or Airport: Sudbury - 5 miles, Stansted Airport 50 mins
Pub(s) nearby Pub(s) nearby
Good area for walking Good area for walking
Golf course nearby Golf course nearby

More About this Property

Dons Barn  - Lavenham,

Book this cottage in direct with the owner or agency. For help with any questions or queries prior to booking we recommend you call the owner or email them.

Type: Barn Conversion Barn Conversion.
Types of Bookings welcome: Couples CouplesFamilies Families
Nestled by beautiful Suffolk countryside and conveniently close to the charming medieval village of Lavenham, just 2 hour’s drive from London, there are 6 charming cottages that make up the old Grove Farm.

With an ideal location for exploring the many charming villages to be found in the Suffolk countryside and even for enjoying days out by the seaside, book your stay and look forward to discovering some of the best of Suffolk on a cottage break at Don’s Barn. Suffolk has some wonderfully unspoilt rural areas, ideal for gentle strolls and relaxing bike rides down country lanes, along with wonderful villages with splendid historical buildings which stem from the wealth from the days of the Wool Trade.  

To welcome you at the property, guests are greeted with a ‘Welcome Pack’ complete with  ingredients for a proper English breakfast along with milk, real coffee and tea. Numerous guides and maps are available for walking and cycling in this glorious part of Suffolk.  There is also special folder giving you hints and tips for discovering this lovely area including beautiful Constable Country and this includes a list of all the best pubs, restaurants, antique fairs, trips to the sea side and places to visit. For those who love to relax in the countryside, walk, cycle, horse ride, visit pretty historical villages, play golf, canoe, eat out and drink in great pubs or just relax in style, this is the place to stay.

Bikes are provided free and canoes are available to explore the River Stour, which meanders through countryside that the great English landscape artist John Constable made famous. The mature Orchard gardens lead directly onto the fields and guests are welcome to use the BBQ’s that we provide. Short breaks and weekend getaways are welcome all year. Pets are Welcome.

Dons Barn is a 4 Star English Tourism Council Rated and a Gold Award Winning property. See our own website for full details, prices and online availability.Deposit secures cottage booking

Property Location


Local Attractions

Outside there is a safe fenced-off car park and dog exercise Orchard, the other side a herb garden and a Cottage garden Orchard. Only 90 mins from London - it's a great weekend escape cottage.

Recommended Places to Visit: Lavenham for medieval buildings and A fine Wool-Church, Sudbury, Dunwich for coastal walks and Sutton Hoo, Long Melford for antiques and restaurants.

Annual Events: Various festivals and events throughout the year.

Recommended Places to Eat Out: Too many good Gastro Pubs and Restaurants to mention. Lavenham has 2 attractive old pubs serving excellent food, but there are many others in Sudbury and nearby villages - many serving real ale.

Local Sports: Walking, cycling, canoeing (bikes supplied and canoe hire is available upon request).

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