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“A little bit of heaven”
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Super kingsize oak bed with view of double sided woodburner
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Super kingsize oak bed with view of double sided woodburner
The hot tub by day. Private to Willows Barn guests with lights and waterfall feature. Willows Barn hot tub with waterfall feature and lights and patio seating just for two...
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Super kingsize oak bed with view of double sided woodburner
The hot tub by day. Private to Willows Barn guests with lights and waterfall feature.
Willows Barn hot tub with waterfall feature and lights and patio seating just for two...
A glimpse into the private terrace of Willows Barn - sunloungers for guests to relax
A picturesque view through the garden overseeing the tennis court and seated arbour
Get cosy in front of the double-sided wood burner
Sumptuous bedding for lazy lie ins
Willows Barn and private parking are behind this secure traditional country gate
Luxury appliances for a special occasion
Superkingsize bed with oak side tables, crystal side lights, dressing table and suitcase ottoman
Totally private tennis court a few steps from your door
Dualit appliances next to butler sink and iroko worktops
Luxurious free-standing roll top bath
Hotpoint washing machine with extra-large capacity
High quality fixtures throughout
Fully fitted country kitchen with dishwasher, oven and hob, washing machine and microwave.
Floor Plan of Willows Barn including outside spaces
Stylish and super comfy 'Vanessa Arbuthno't covered sofa
Guest book to capture all those happy holiday memories
Large TV with sound system and blu-ray/dvd player for those relaxing moments
Hot-tub, outdoor dining, sun loungers on south facing sun trap terrace
Spring flowers beneath the oak pergola at Willows Barn
Willows Barn tastefully decorated at Christmas
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Framlingham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

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A F
Essex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“A little bit of heaven”
Reviewed May 9, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

No words to describe how perfect this little break was - from beginning to end. To be greeted with a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge and personal birthday touches for my partners birthday was a real treat. We couldn't fault anything about Willow Barn, it was impeccably clean and made for a thoroughly enjoyable/relaxing stay. This is somewhere you can enjoy anytime of the year thanks to the hot tub and wood burner which adds to the overall charm of the barn. Already making plans to return later on this year for more blissful evenings in the countryside!

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Management Response
May 9, 2016
Thankyou so much for your "perfect" review. We are thrilled you had such a great time and that you loved all the little touches around the Barn that have helped us achieve our coveted 5star rating. We very much look forward to you returning to us, lots of our guests come back and recommend us to family and friends. It is one of the reasons why we love running Willows Barn. With our kind regards. Rosalind and Kevin
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KeithTonb...
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
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“Perfection! Or as close to it as you can get!”
Reviewed November 22, 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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Willows Barn is one of those holiday hideaways that you actually don't want to tell anyone else about...just in case they're booked up the next time you want to stay!
We came here in November 2014 to celebrate my wife's birthday and it was SOOOO lovely, relaxing, top quality, that we booked it for November 2015 yet again. Why? Well it is as they say, reassuringly expensive! Huh? Well, it's not cheap, but when it comes to top value for money, it's hard to beat. It has its own hard tennis court (though in November, you'd have to be VERY keen), a superb hot tub that we used even when there was ice on its covers one frosty morning. It's simply exhilarating to slip into a 40 degree hot tub at 10 in the morning, just as the sun pokes it head out, with frost still on the grass. Indoors, you get a super king size bed, a roll top bath, a double sided log burner placed in the middle of the living area but that you can still see from the bed. The owners have paid attention to every last detail here. Dishwasher, cafetière for morning coffee, huge Smeg fridge/freezer, everything you have in your kitchen at home....and then some! Underfloor heating, huge, fluffy, quality bath towels, DVD player, iPod connection, plug sockets simply EVERYWHERE.
But, if you're looking for a cheap weekend, FORGET IT. But once you've stayed here once....you'll certainly book again. Could they improve it? Well OK, there could be a roof over the hot tub....but then you wouldn't see the stars as you bubbled away gloriously in the evening. Anything else? Well I really cannot think how it could be improved.
You can even order quality locally produced meals and supplies to be there waiting for you when you arrive. Well done to Rosalind for her excellent attention to detail.
But remember, sshh! Don't tell anyone about it till we've got next years visit booked please. I reckon you can spill the beans by next Wednesday then!

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Liked best: Peace, quiet, relaxation, luxury,
Liked least: Going home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Nov 26, 2015
What a gorgeous review, we are still blushing! We are simply thrilled that you love Willows Barn enough to come back time and time again and how lovely that you treat your wife to such a relaxing present. We love giving our guests a wonderful break away from reality (even if it is for only a few days!). I don't think we could have written anything more lovely about the barn ourselves so thankyou so very much for taking the time to tell everyone about our "hidden gem" in the countryside and thankyou for your third booking. We are thrilled to welcome you back for 2016. All our very best till then. Rosalind and Kevin.
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Jelp2014
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect romantic getaway.”
Reviewed October 7, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We booked Willows Barn for a weekend away to celebrate my birthday. It was perfect. The barn is beautiful and equipped with everything you could wish for. Rosalind had very kindly left a card and gift for me as she was aware of our birthday celebration. She was attentive but never intrusive. We would not hesitate to recommend Willows Barn to our family and friends and only wish we could have stayed longer.
The hot tub is very relaxing, the wood burning stove very cosy, the fabulous deep bath a real touch of luxury and the super king size bed was amazing. Best nights sleep I've had in months.

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Management Response
Oct 20, 2015
Thank you so much for your wonderful compliments about Willows Barn and how well equipped it is. We like to pamper our guests as we like to be treated and are thrilled that our guests come back to Willows Barn time and time again. Thank you also for your recommendations to family and friends, this often happens and we get to know whole families which makes our fabulous jobs even more enjoyable. The hot tub is so close to the barn which makes it so easy to use and we always prepare the wood burner before you arrive so all you do is light a match (which we provide!), close the doors and enjoy the experience. The deep roll top bath and super king bed are our five star touches and many of our guests sleep so well at Willows Barn that they contact us to find out the make of the bed to buy one for themselves! our kind regards to you both. Rosalind and Kevin.
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Richard_H...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful barn in lovely surroundings”
Reviewed May 2, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Stopped at Willows Barn with my girlfriend for a lazy few days to escape what have been quite hectic and stressful jobs lately. Laura found the place on Tripadvisor and seemed to tick all the boxes...and it did! The barn is situated down some lovely quiet country lanes, and we were greeted by a cold bottle of wine and some lovely homemade cakes (which were demolished that evening!)

We then spent the rest of the days relaxing in the private hot tub and playing tennis on the private tennis court. It was nice to be in such a quiet environment, in fact the only disturbance was from an inquisitive little bird who would occasionally knock on the windows!

Before and during the stay Rosalind would keep in touch via text to check everything was ok, which was really nice to know she was there if we had any issues without being intrusive.

The barn really has everything you need for a relaxing break. We didn't use the log burner as we had the God fortune of a beautiful few days weather, but could imagine it would be very cosy whole on the sofa (which Laura and I frequently found ourselves sinking comfortably into like it was our own sofa!)

We've already discussed going back again as I can't recommend highly enough.

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Management Response
Oct 20, 2015
We are so pleased that you loved the peace and quiet at Willows Barn and that your break gave you the rest together that everyone deserves from today's hectic lives. The little birds around the garden are gorgeous and often our guests see our resident pheasant strolling around the grounds too! We do like to leave our guests in total peace and quiet and are pleased that you found our courtesy texts before and after your stay helpful and professional. We would love to have you back to stay again - we welcome all our return guests with our usual wine and home baked treats along with a surprise little gift for coming back to us! We hope to see you both soon. kind regards Rosalind and Kevin.
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KayleighJ...
Enfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing place to stay!”
Reviewed February 20, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Willows Barns is such a lovely place. Myself and my partner had a lovely Valentines weekend there. Loved the hot tub and wood burner, was very romantic! We were welcomed to balloons/heart shaped chocolates and a bottle of champagne which was a lovely surprise. The owner Roaslind was very helpful and accomodating, couldn't have asked for better service. The barn was lovely and clean and the queen size bed was very comfortable. If you want a relaxing weekend to take away the stresses of day to day life this is definitely the place to stay! Would consider going back in the summer as it would be lovely to have bbqs and enjoy the lovely surroundings in warmer weather.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 21, 2015
What a lovely surprise to receive such a fantastic review. Thankyou so much. It was our pleasure to spoil you both for your Valentines weekend. We bought the lovely champagne and heart shaped chocolates from Marks and Spencer as they were so beautifully packaged and the chocolate flower roses for your bedside romantic treats were an extra little touch that we couldn't resist. We always like to help our guests when planning romantic/celebration surprises for their loved ones and we often pop into Willows Barn a special balloon for a genuine bit of pampering! The bed is super-comfy and huge as it is super kingsize and great for a really good nights sleep with a Sealy hotel mattress and lovely Egyptian cotton bedding. We'd love to have you both back in the summer, until then all the best. kind regards Rosalind and Kevin.
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Lucycoop
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“A little piece of heaven”
Reviewed November 17, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We booked a few days away for our honeymoon here, from the second we walked through the door we fell in love with the place, from the wine chilling in the fridge to the beautiful card that was left for us by Rosalind and her husband congratulating us on our wedding was just the start of a perfect break, everywhere was beautifully clean and every detail was thought of, the town was a charming little place full of amazing places to eat and very friendly people, we couldn't of been happier and shall be returning many times over, I'm so happy we found this place it really is a little hidden piece of heaven!

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Management Response
Feb 21, 2015
Thankyou so much for your thoughtful and kind review. We love a bit of romance at Willows Barn and we love spoiling our guests so we are glad that you loved all the little special romantic touches. We also have a very exacting changeover process in order to keep Willows Barn spotlessly clean - inside and out - and are so thrilled that you found it just right for you both. Framlingham itself is a brisk walk from the barn and just a minute in the car and is a special market town, steeped in history with beautiful buildings and wonderful people running all the shops. Thankyou for recommending Willows Barn as we have been so pleased to receive further bookings from your family members. It will also be an absolute pleasure to have you return to Willows Barn - anytime. With all our best wishes to you both. Rosalind and Kevin.
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Bellav90
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Tranquility at it's best.”
Reviewed October 22, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We stayed here for 8 days and I didn't want to leave. The barn is so beautifully decorated and every intricate necessity has been thought of. We had beautiful weather even in October so the patio area was lovely to have breakfast on.The hot tub is fabulous and spent hours relaxing in it, and we loved watching a movie in the gorgeous living area. Framlingham is a great little place to stroll around. Rosalind and Kevin couldn't have done a better job creating and running the barn. Thank you again! Warm wishes Anna and Carl x

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Management Response
Oct 25, 2014
It was lovely meeting you both during your weeks holiday at Willows Barn. We have decorated the barn with lovely mellow colours and beautiful fabrics which have a country theme reflecting the wonderful natural surroundings of Willows Barn. We have used all our travel experiences to think of everything our guests would need and so we are so pleased you found this useful. The patio is a south facing sun trap so ideal for a morning breakfast or afternoon barbeque. The hot tub is so private and sheltered and right outside the front door so ideal for a stress free soak! We have a varied selection of dvd's for guests to watch and a lovely snuggly john lewis sofa for lounging on. Framlingham is a beautiful market town with lovely shops and restaurants/cafe's. A great place to live and holiday in and we are thrilled you loved it. Very many thanks for your wonderful review. Rosalind and Kevin.
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