A delightful detached Barn, providing an excellent standard of accommodation for those seeking a perfect country retreat.
Set within the grounds of our own property, surrounded by beautiful open countryside, with horses, wild ducks and guinea fowl. Mashay Barn is ideal for exploring this lovely part of East Anglia, which is famously known for the filming the TV series "Lovejoy".
With the Suffolk/Essex border just 50 metres away from our property and Cambridgeshire just 8 miles we can offer our guests a wealth of attractions and places to visit in all three counties and all within a short car journey.
Numerous pretty villages to visit locally, Clare, Finichingfield, Long Melford and Lavenham, to name but a few. Gosfield Lake, which is only 6 miles away, offers an 18 hole Golf Course, Water Skiing, fishing and walks through its Nature Reserve.
Kentwell Hall, Hedingham Castle, Gainsborough House which are all steeped in history are within an easy drive. For those who like to explore a little further there is Cambridge with it's wealth of history and architecture, punting on the river Cam, exploring the Colleges, or shopping in the newly opened Grand Arcade Shopping Mall.
Newmarket with its racecourse, stud and museum. The legendary Duxford Imperial War Museum is a full day out and well worth a visit.
Historic National Trust properties such as Melford Hall, The Guildhall of Corpus Christi, Ickworth Park, Grange Barn, Paycock's and Flatford Mill famously know as the location of many of John Constable's best know paintings are all just a thirty minute car journey.
The market town of Clare, 3 miles away, caters for all your local shopping needs, while the larger town of Sudbury is just 7 miles away.
Nearest Pub serving good food is just 1 mile. Golf, fishing, walking, boat hire and numerous gift and antique shops are available locally. A very warm welcome awaits you.
The Property: Mashay Barn offers a first class accommodation whether your stay is a romantic break or a relaxing holiday. The barn is all at ground level, it has just been completely renovated, and it is cosy, comfortable and tastefully decorated incorporating Laura Ashley bed linen, curtains cushions and accessories.
From the decking area: Through the front door leading to a well equipped kitchen with gas cooker, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and dishwasher. Kettle, toaster, sandwich maker, heater. Wall units, base units, pine plate rack. Pine dinning table and chairs. Utility room - Washing machine, freezer,iron/ironing board, hoover.
Lounge with comfortable, good quality sofa and chair, Digital flat screen TV, with built in Freeview and DVD, VCR, CD player, DVDs, Videos, books, a good selection of guest information. Heaters.
Door to: Bedroom with a double wrought iron bedstead with a comfortable mattress and pillows, Laura Ashley bed linen, Triple pine wardrobe, dressing table, bedside table. Hairdryer. Heater.
Door to: En-suite bathroom, with full size bath, with a power shower, shower screen, handbasin and toilet, heated towel rail. Ample hot water
All linen/towels and electric/gas are included in the tariff. There is off street parking and an enclosed decked area with garden furniture. A travel cot and highchair is available for babies. A welcome hamper is provided.
I'm delighted to have been awarded 4* by Visit Britain April 7th 2009
New for 2009 now an open plan Lounge /Fully fitted kitchen, bedroom with en-suite. Anyone considering making a booking up to date photos of the barn can be emailed to you.
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Disabled Facilities: No.
Linen Provided: Yes. Bedlinen and bathroom towels, kitchen tea towels and towels are provided.
Pets Allowed: No.
Central Heating: Yes. Fuel type: Electric
Open Fire: No.
Smoking Allowed: No. Due to the nature of the Barn's construction we can not allow smoking inside the property, however smoking is allowed outside.
Outdoor Facilities: Yes. Decking with patio table and chairs.
Allocated car parking close to the Barn
Local Services: Ample pubs serving good food, local supermarket.
Situated on the Essex/Suffolk boarders, close to Clare in Suffolk and Great Yeldham in Essex.
The property is in a rural position and therefore a car is essential.