by alice | Oct 26, 2016 |

Rural Escape at Barn Owl Retreat


Looking for a secluded couple’s getaway this autumn? Look no further than Barn Owl Retreat in Sibton. This comfortable, well equipped property sits just outside of the village of Sibton and offers beautiful views of Suffolk countryside. You can even bring your dog along to this dog friendly property, with walks that are perfect for those with two and four legs alike.

Recently converted, Barn Owl Retreat has an open plan ground floor which encompasses the kitchen, dining area and sitting room. The bookcases are full to the brim with an assortment of genres, and with the log burning stove in the corner you could spend hours tucked up on the sofa with a good book.

The surrounding fields are sometimes home to horses, and barn owls have been sighted flying over the meadows as well. Keep an ear out for the songs of numerous birds which you can spot in nearby hedgerows and trees. There is even a fishing lake a few minutes walk from the property which is well stocked with carp and rudd. Barn Owl Retreat is a fab spot for fishing enthusiasts, and offers people the opportunity to try out the sport if you haven’t tried it before. If cycling is more your style there is a shed which is spacious enough to house bikes.

You might consider it the wrong time of year for alfresco dining however you might be daring and choose to make use of the outdoor seating areas and watch the world go by with a flask of soup or tea. There is also a shepherds hut in the garden which is a great place to snuggle up in if the weather does get a little too nippy. 

Sitting a 20 minute drive from Southwold, the property is well placed to visit the coastal town as well as villages such as Walberswick and Dunwich. If you’re a nature lover, RSPB Minsmere (which has been home to BBC Springwatch for three years) is a just over a 20 minute drive away as well.

Sibton White Horse is an excellent pub to pay a visit to. The blackboards change regularly with daily specials and you can tuck into a traditional roast on Sundays. Also nearby you can find the The Bell Inn in Middleton and The King’s Head in Laxfield where you can find a welcoming atmosphere and cool refreshments. Emmett’s Store in Peasenhall is a great place to stock up on local produce to enjoy during a stay, and The Two Magpies Bakery in Southwold produces some scrumptious baked goods.

There is even some availability left for stays at Christmas and New Year.

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