Five Acre Barn

Aldringham, Suffolk
Bed & Breakfast
07788 424 642

Contemporary B&B just outside the Suffolk Coast’s AONB. Generous breakfasts, spacious living areas and woodlands to explore with the dog


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

David and Bruce’s home in the village of Aldringham is set back from the Aldeburgh road, and yet with no other neighbours visible, and surrounded by woodland and fields, it feels tranquil and secluded. They’ll greet you warmly with tea and freshly baked cake, and Lola and Ruby the dogs give a gentle welcome too.

A guest sitting room, large breakfast table and open-plan kitchen run the length of the old barn, with steps at one end leading down to an award-winning cedar-clad guest wing perfectly in keeping with its surroundings. All bedrooms are bright with vaulted ceilings, comfy chairs, ottomans for an extra guest and French windows onto a furnished deck with garden and woodland views beyond. Four of the rooms have mezzanine sleeping areas.

Leisurely, sociable breakfasts include locally sourced and home-baked products. You can walk to the local pub, the Parrot, and you’re five minutes’ drive from Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, which between them have five pubs and four restaurants. The coast has miles of empty beaches extending from nearby Slaughden as far as Southwold and beyond.

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We think you'll love

  • Being surrounded by peace and tranquillity, with only the sound of birdsong and the wind in the trees
  • Staying in the fully accessible Garden Room
  • Your very relaxed, informal hosts
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You should know

  • Children over 12 welcome


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub 10 minute walk. Restaurants 5-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £105
Singles £95-£125. Extra bed/sofabed available £30 per person per night.
4 Doubles
From £105
1 Suite for 2
From £125



Five Acre Barn offers a genuinely unique setting for exploring a fabulous stretch of country and coastline. The sympathetic way the new building sits among trees and the and cool gardens is soothing and immediately relaxing. For all the attractions of the communal areas, I would spend most of my time luxuriating in the room and feeling rather special, and just gazing at the magnificent cedar.

Peter, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

You’re only a mile or so from the eccentric Edwardian holiday village of Thorpeness, with its curiously mock medieval architecture, and less than a mile away along the coast road is Aldeburgh, with its delightful seaside architecture. Between them lies the bed of an old railway track, which provides marvellous walking. About ten minutes by car inland is Snape Maltings, home of the world-famous Aldeburgh Festival, but also host to galleries, pubs, cafes and a very chic homewares and furnishings shop.

Local points of interest from Bruce & David

  • Five Acre Barn is set on the very edge of the Suffolk Coast's tranquil Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With a public footpath at the bottom of the garden, take a leisurely stroll to the coast - past reed-filled fen, through birch woods and heathland
  • Suffolk is full of delicious local produce. Some you might expect and some you might not - tasty Italian-style charcuterie, delicious pesto, award winning wines to name just a few!
  • Aldeburgh maybe small but it is a cultural hotspot. There is the Aldeburgh Festival and Proms of course, but also a book festival, documentary festival, High Tide film festival and Latitude is only twenty mins away.
  • RSPB Minsmere is only a ten minute drive for all the birders out there. However as we are set in five acres we have our own resident wildlife - deer, pheasant, owls, slow worms and, whisper it, snakes. We can even here Bitterns booming in the spring.
  • Suffolk has some amazing beaches - from the kiss me quick vibe of Lowestoft, to the genteel beach huts of Southwold, the fishing boats of Aldeburgh, through to the sandy wildness of Covehithe and the 'edge of the world' feel of Shingle Street.


Bruce & David

Having lived in London for many years, David and Bruce escaped the urban jungle for the countryside in 2015, with the beautiful Suffolk coast a natural choice. After months of searching they came across a rather unprepossessing barn hidden behind a wall of conifers. They challenged their architect to create something quite original for the guest wing and succeeded – the building won a national RIBA architectural award in 2018 and also revitalised the barn. David worked in accountancy, mostly for charities, and Bruce was a Royal Navy officer until he retired.