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“Anniversary in Gardeners Den” 5 of 5 stars
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Iken, Woodbridge IP12 2EP, England   |  
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Norfolk
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Anniversary in Gardeners Den”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We stayed in Gardeners Den for 5 days and we found the location stunning
The views from the accommodation are breath taking and the silence deafening well apart from the cries of the sea birds
We took our dog who made friends with the resident dogs and we fed apples and carrots to Don the resident horse who walks around loose in front of the barn. He is very gentle and happily shared his apple with our dog
The location is ideal for sight seeing in the area Sutton Hoo was a 30 minute drive and the harbour town of Orford around 10 minutes away
We were totally self catering but did nip to the pub in Snape on our last night which was a beautiful 3 mile round trip along the river and past fields of high standing corn
Emma and her father couldn't have been more helpful and we were very pleased with the standard of the accommodation
The cooker, shower and TV all worked perfectly and the bed was huge and extremely comfortable
We have decided to return next year as there are more things we want to do in the area
and we don't think we could find anywhere better to stay

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We stayed in Old Mill House for a week. It is excellent value for money, situated along with six other properties in the same ownership and management in an idyllic location with grassy banks leading down the Alde Estuary and mudflats. The views have to be seen to be appreciated as I would have been unconvinced by my own description, but they really are delightful, as are the walks along the beach both north to Snape Maltings and east to St Botolphs church.

Emma was more or less always on hand to help out if we needed advice on anything. The other barn conversions look superb, and with a large function room recently added, the complex is already attracting activity groups and the like. There is no doubt that we'll return to Iken sooner rather than later, probably staying in one of the apartments with river frontage.

We can't recommend Iken Barns highly enough.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Had a wonderful cosy stay at Estuary Barn. The weather outside was frightful, but this just made Estuary Barn all the more welcoming. It was beautifully warm and draft free. The standard of re-furbishment and accommodation was excellent, with plenty of feeling of space. light and warmth. We cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Had a fantastic weekend with 2 other couples and our border terrier. This was our second trip and we will definitely come again. We stayed in Bay View Barn both trips. We love the location, decor and friendly owners, such a relaxing break. Lots of great walks really close to the barns and great outside area. Our dog Monty loved playing with the other dogs on site and it was great for us being able to just let him burn off steam in the garden. Emma was very accommodating with our queries and made us feel very welcome and at home. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We have just had yet another stay at Iken Barns, two weeks for Christmas and new year, absolutely fabulous. The setting is magical, whatever it is your looking for the chances are you will find it here, there is walking, boat trips, horse riding(the stables are next door to the barns) some of the best fish and chips you can have,loads of wild life to see, brilliant for birds. Anyway we love it and will be back as soon as possible.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Just returned from a week's break in The Farrier's. The barn is warm, cosy and spotlessly clean. Its well equipped, and unusually has a reasonable TV for a holiday home. The bathroom is bijou, but on the plus side, unlimited hot water and a good shower.
The location is perfect, its rural, but has lots to offer within a short drive. The property is on an estuary which is so pretty, and lots of good walks direct from The Barns.
Emma and her father were very helpful, but not intrusive. Emma organised a massage and facial by Bev, who lives locally. She's also very knowledgeable about local pubs, and which ones allow dogs inside.
Could have easily stayed another week, as we didn't manage to fit in everything we'd like to do !

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Booked to stay in the Estuary barn with family and in-laws. From the first interaction with Emma the whole experience could not have been better.

The barn was beautifully warm and had great fittings - this is about quality not the cast-off furniture you so often get. Everything was clean and comfortable with all the equipment you need when you are in another's kitchen. The beds were so comfortable and the bathrooms seems to have an unlined supply of proper hot water.

Emma suggested some walks and places for lunch with the Golden Key in Snape (a 30 minute walk along the Suffolk costal path) and the Jolly Sailor in Orford proving to be fantastic venues for lunches.

Very dog friendly which is very welcome and the entire Iken barns team could not have been nicer.

Thanks very much for providing such a lovely place to get away from the city too.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IkenBarns, Manager at Iken Barns, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
So pleased you all enjoyed it - and the recommended eateries! Thank you and hope to see you again soon. Emma
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Address: Iken, Woodbridge IP12 2EP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Woodbridge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Woodbridge
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Iken Barns is a family run business (Richard and his daughter Emma). We have eight luxury self-catering converted barn in the heart of the Suffolk Heritage Coastline near Snape Maltings. Our three larger properties (Long Reach, Bay View and Estuary) all enjoy stunning estuary views. All our properties have been designed to make you feel at home. During your stay we are able to offer Riding, cycling, kayaking and tours of the river on Dinah the stunning barge which sits in the Iken Bay. Iken Barns has a beautiful function room on site and is popular for groups of family and friends wishing to get together for celebrations and reunions. All properties enjoy underfloor heating and some have wood fires - others have a gas effect wood burner. Both Bay View and Long Reach have AGA cookers. ... more   less 
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Iken Barns Woodbridge, Suffolk

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