This elegant, beamed and raftered barn is made for family celebrations. A spectacular open space with vast windows, inglenook fireplace, flagstone floors, big sofas, and a lofty ceiling and walkway; it never feels crowded. There’s a great table for dining and French windows to the garden. The long brick-floor kitchen, overlooking fields, has a snug sitting room tucked to one side, glasses aplenty for quaffing chilled apéritifs from the big fridge. There’s still bags of room for five bedrooms, daisy-fresh with creamy walls, beams and carpeted floors. Carved wood or ironwork bedsteads, check or floral curtains – the furnishings are country-style and uncluttered, and the sparkling bathrooms and the shower room mean no queues. All is taken care of here: barbecue, high chairs, laundry room, and a spacious, neatly mown half-acre garden, with a trampoline, seating and a hot tub for the stars. Just a quick stroll up the road is the Granary: a delightful self-contained conversion with its own private garden. From the village: tons of walks and cycle tracks. Beyond: Sutton Hoo, vineyards, and the coast. And wonderful owners to meet and greet.