Orwell Barn

Luxury Hot Tub Orwell Barn daytime

Orwell Barn

Your own private Hot Tub situated in a covered garden room is a key feature of Orwell Barn. And then you have wonderful views of the landscaped gardens from your Mezzanine Bedroom.

Your fully equipped kitchen diner overlooks the hot tub and features an antique pine plate rack and painted dresser. The lounge has huge high ceilings with oak timbers and a comfy leather sofa opposite the wood-burner.

Your downstairs shower room leads off the lounge and a hand-made wooden staircase winds up to the mezzanine.

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Orwell Barn finer details

The fully equipped kitchen is well laid out with ample work surface, a fitted cooker with ceramic hob, Belfast sink, microwave and fridge, kettle and four-slice toaster. The kitchen area leads through to a spacious living area with a comfy sofa, lovely log burning fire and smart TV.

The main room of your luxury holiday cottage has a very high vaulted ceiling with huge, exposed oak beams and a winding hand-made timber staircase that leads up to a charming mezzanine bedroom with a lovely painted double wooden sleigh bed. The view from the mezzanine provides you with a stunning vista of the landscaped gardens and waterfall.

There is a well organised luxurious shower room on the ground floor with a good-sized powerful fixed rose ‘watering can’ style shower, loo and hand basin with luxury hand soap, as well as a heated towel rail.

Dog Owners

Because of the enclosed garden and oak floors we are happy to accept pets in all our holiday barn cottages. We normally accept up to three dogs. We even leave a dog treat as well as a delicious local breakfast basket for the humans!

We also have a huge fully secure two-acre meadow for our four-legged guests to run around and play with each other, along with seating for the two-legged guests to chat as well! There’s a smaller section inside for nervous or older dogs to exercise on their own.

Hot Tub Luxury!

Outside you have a fully enclosed private garden laid mainly to lawn, with a fabulous ‘indoor outdoor’ room with luxury Hot Tub, opening up onto a patio with BBQ and table and chairs for Al Fresco dining

There is ample off-road parking.

Orwell is one of our five luxury holiday cottage barns in the wooded meadow beside The Granary, Woodfarm House and Meadow View Cottage. It is the right-hand side of the large barn next to Gipping Barn. These luxurious barns vary in price according to size, position, equipment etc so represent great value, as well as having something to suit everyone’s taste and budget! If you are looking for a holiday cottage in Suffolk with a hot tub then look no further.

The Barns nestle into the mature trees around the pond and water feature to create a peaceful little environment to relax in and there is also a lovely communal decked area overlooking the pond for when you feel sociable or just want to enjoy the sunset.

The Meadow is down a pretty country lane just outside the little Suffolk village of Stonham Aspal.

There are lovely walks and cycling straight from the Barns and the pretty Suffolk Coast is just 30 minutes away. Bikes are also available FREE of charge!

All our barns are unique in their decor and we have a choice of ground floor and mezzanine or first-floor options. They are all traditional Suffolk barns in style with black weatherboarding, oak trusses and beams and oak or slate flooring.

All our meadow barns are named after nearby Suffolk rivers. The river Orwell winds its way through from the cosmopolitan marina to the heritage coast, along a beautiful stretch of river with some wonderful walks. And yes it’s where writer Eric Arthur Blair took his pen name George Orwell from.

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Features

  • Luxury Hot Tub in Outdoor/ Indoor Garden room
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • Mezzanine bedroom
  • Double solid wood sleigh-bed
  • Log burning fire
  • Fully enclosed garden
  • Stunning views of landscaped gardens

What’s included?

  • Scrummy breakfast basket
  • Free Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • Bedding & Towels

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Optional treats

  • Luxury Deli Hamper
  • Champagne & Suffolk Chocolates
  • Beauty treatments

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Orwell Barn Floorplan
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More reasons to stay at Orwell Barn

The River Orwell runs from the North Sea coastline, through the vibrant, county town of Ipswich, and then becomes the River Gipping. Named after such a striking geographical feature, Orwell Barn is a beautiful Barn that sleeps two with a mezzanine bedroom, oak décor throughout, and is navigated via hand-made wooden stairs. Within its fully enclosed garden, you will find the ‘indoor-outdoor’ room which houses a large and modern hot tub. Perfect for relaxing and spending time in warm water, no matter what the weather looks like, we would highly recommend Orwell Barn for anyone on the lookout for lodges with hot tubs. What’s more, Orwell Barn has Suffolk written over it – from its name to the interior and exterior styling of the Barn.

Fun Fact – Hot tubs aren’t new. Many centuries ago, hot tubs were created by using hot stones to raise the temperature of tubs to bring them to an ideal temperature for people to relax in. Of course, the ones you’ll find in our Barns for rent are a little more advanced than these, with all of their advanced controls and modern lighting!

Orwell Barn Reviews
Orwell Barn
Average rating:  
 74 reviews
Feb 28, 2022
 by Alan and Karen with Dale and Abby the dogs
Our fifth visit to the Barns – a different one each time!


Our fifth visit to the Barns – a different one each time! Quick visit to Cheese Farm, Alder Carr Farm Shop, Hog and Hen for supplies then relaxed for the weekend.


Feb 18, 2022
 by Ella and Will
We had a great weekend full of wine and cheese


We had a great weekend full of wine and cheese alongside a very rainy trip to Woodbridge and a beautiful meal in the Crown.


Feb 17, 2022
 by Sharon and Pete with Elvis and Vegas the dogs
perfect with a capital “P”


Our second time to Orwell Barn. We love it here – perfect with a capital “P”. Its like home from home but much more chillaxing!


Jan 30, 2022
 by Tanya and David with Bailey, Baloo and Betsy the dogs
The perfect weekend


The perfect weekend – we love it here.


Jan 28, 2022
 by Amy and Andy
Thank you so much for the perfect escape


A gorgeous birthday treat! Thank you so much for the perfect escape. Can’t wait to come back!


Jan 16, 2022
 by Kaya and Dylan
Couldn’t ask for anything better!


Came to celebrate our anniversary and couldn’t ask for anything better! Such a lovely place, friendly people and area.


Jan 9, 2022
 by Anonymous
So relaxing and peaceful


Our second visit – so relaxing and peaceful. We recommend Honey & Harvey and dog walks at Rendlesham Forest and Sutton Heath


Jan 7, 2022
 by S, H & T&C
Perfect way to start the year.


Perfect way to start the year. All excellent!


Dec 20, 2021
 by Emma and David
We love it here


We love it here this being our 4th stay. Great morning and evening walks in the Field and afternoon at Hoppit Wood.


Dec 3, 2021
 by Ryan and Amy
It was peaceful and plenty to do


We booked late and very happy with our stay. It was peaceful and plenty to do.


Nov 21, 2021
 by Olivia and Roxy
Stunning place to come and relax and unwind


My lovely girlfriend booked us a break for my birthday and I couldn’t have been happier! Stunning place to come and relax and unwind.


Nov 15, 2021
 by Kerry and Craig with Bailey the dog
The food hamper was lovely


Yet again another wonderful stay at Orwell Barn. Bailey loved the field again and the yummy treats. The food hamper was lovely too!


Nov 12, 2021
 by Sarah and Michael with Dora the dog;
Amazing stay in a fabulous barn


Amazing stay in a fabulous barn, which is a home from home. The hot tub is wonderful especially after a long day walking. Amazing walk from the Eels Foot, through Minsmere. Spectacular scenery around Constable country.


Nov 5, 2021
 by Claire and Simon
Perfect stay in Orwell Barn


Perfect stay in Orwell Barn – we have loved every minute. We have enjoyed the walks from the doorstep. The games, books, dog treats and the meadow were used and enjoyed. We have eaten at The Four Horseshoes where they even treated the dogs to some food, The Dog at Grundisburgh – amazing food, and the Butt & Oyster at Pin Mill.


Oct 27, 2021
 by Graham and Steph
Wonderful stay in the most amazing place.


Wonderful stay in the most amazing place. Desperately don’t want to go home!


Oct 15, 2021
 by Jane and Chris
Thank you


– an amazing place!


Oct 8, 2021
 by Steve and Becki
The cottage was cosy and comfortable


We spent most nights having BBQ’s and in the hot tub which was a nice little touch to our stay. The cottage was cosy and comfortable and we had everything we needed.


Sep 23, 2021
 by Shaun and Ann
It was a great base for exploring Suffolk


Loved the ambiance of the Barn, the local Church of Crowfield was lovely. It was a great base for exploring Suffolk.


Sep 3, 2021
 by Rach and Stu with Hollie the dog
Thanks for a great stay


The Barn had everything you could think of and more! The hot tub was a fab way to relax and the end of the day. Thanks for a great stay.


Aug 30, 2021
 by Phil and Debbie with Sooki the dog
We had a lovely time


We had a lovely time in Orwell Barn, with the bonus of the hot tub.


Aug 13, 2021
 by Liz and Mark
We had an amazing time here


We had an amazing time here. Our two dogs loved the enclosed garden. We look forward to coming back in the future.


Aug 8, 2021
 by Connie and Lee
Thank you for the breakfast basket


We had a fantastic stay. Thank you for the breakfast basket and the recommendations of where to visit. The Crowfield Rose pub was lovely.


Aug 4, 2021
 by Hilary and Gary
The facilities are top notch.


Our first visit to Suffolk and we were not disappointed! The facilities are top notch. Minsmere is well worth a visit, stroll along the beach, across the marshland and a woodland walk to finish. The Victoria in Earl Soham was a great find with fantastic Victoria bitter.


Aug 1, 2021
 by Sue and Rich with Buster the dog
As always a great stay – probably our 13th!


Great walk at Thorpeness and afterwards the Dolphin pub was great too! Dedham was another great place to visit.


May 28, 2021
 by Frankie and Harry
Excellent hosts


A lovely much needed break. The Barn has everything we needed and we enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub. We walked from the door to Crowfield Church, and to the Hog & Hen Farm shop and enjoyed venturing to Harvey & Honey for breakfast. Excellent hosts, thank you.


May 14, 2021
 by Kim and Mat with baby William
Amazing accommodation


Amazing accommodation and beautiful surroundings. We loved visiting Southwold, Framlingham, Aldeburgh and Kentwell Hall. Suffolk is just stunning!


Apr 30, 2021
 by Emma and Maty with Charlie and Molly the dogs
One of the best accommodations we’ve stayed in


Fantastic week here, one of the best accommodations we’ve stayed in with our dogs. The shower station and shampoo for dogs is great and we made the most of the hot tub after so many days of walking. Food at the Highwayman was delicious and the Grundisburgh Dog. Recommend Southwold for fish and chips and Walberswick a quaint, pretty village.


Apr 19, 2021
 by Paul and Tracey
Perfect stay in Orwell Barn with attention to detail


Perfect stay in Orwell Barn with attention to detail. We walked a lovely circular route to Helmingham Hall Deer Park and through the fields to Hog and Hen Farm Shop. Fantastic walks from the doorstep.


Aug 31, 2020
 by Nicola and Jamie
What a treat!


Our first visit after recommendation from a family member. What a treat! Every little thing was thought out. Very lovely break – thank you.


Aug 28, 2020
 by Lou, Steve and Elly with Rosie, Fudge and Bumble the dogs
Wow, our first visit to WFB was a genuine delight


Wow, our first visit to WFB was a genuine delight.  Carl & the team, thank you for all the extra special touches to ensure we all felt comfortable and at ease in the midst of this crazy Covid19 pandemic.  Fabulous fish and chips in Southwold followed by a paddle and for a dog friendly pub outing with amazing food, you can’t do better thank the Grundisburgh Dog.


Aug 17, 2020
 by Mark and Denise with Maizie the dog
Our first visit and it has been a delight


Our first visit and it has been a delight.  Our dog loved the meadow and her doggy treats and was made to feel welcome as we were.  It was exactly the “chill out” weekend which we had planned.  A stroll around Framlingham was finished off by sitting outside the Victoria pub watching the old cars driving past, trying to recall the names/models!


Aug 7, 2020
 by Andrea and Aland with Boris the dog
We will be back soon


The warm weather gave us the perfect excuse to chill and relax with the pooch.  We will be back soon.


Jul 31, 2020
 by Kim and Carole with Loki the dog
We will be back!


Our third visit and celebrating a 60th birthday! Spent four days chilling and our dog enjoyed the meadow. We will be back!


Jul 27, 2020
 by Claire and Alan with Benji, Sky and Hector the dogs
A lovely weekend break


Thank you WFB Team for a lovely weekend break. We visited Framlingham Castle and Pin Mill for Lunch at the Butt and Oyster.


Jul 24, 2020
 by Jo and Mike Davey
A great way to escape from the outside world!


Lovely few days celebrating our Silver Wedding Anniversary. Everything fabulous from breakfast basket to the hot tub. A great way to escape from the outside world!


Jul 20, 2020
 by Michelle and Dan with Bella and Lottie the dogs;
Amazing fun weekend


Amazing fun weekend to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Bringing the dogs makes the stay even more enjoyable. The hot tub was amazing and breakfast hamper great too! Thank you so much.


Jul 17, 2020
 by Nab and Dale
Thank you so much Carl and the Team


What a fantastic 30th Birthday surprise. Thank you so much Carl and the Team. We would recommend Dunwich and the nature reserve. Also Africa Alive and Lowestoft beaches. A lovely walk to the local village pub – Crowfield Rose, which was very friendly and welcoming.


Jul 13, 2020
 by Gill and Derek with Kyna the dog
Our third visit to the Barns


Our third visit to the Barns.  Enjoyed walks and a trip to Walberswick and Dunwich beach.


Jul 10, 2020
 by Alyson and Neil
Enjoyed a lovely week


Enjoyed a lovely week in Orwell Barn. Visited Southwold, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds. We ate out at the White Horse, Four Horseshoes and Crowfield Rose – all of them we would recommend.


Jul 6, 2020
 by James and Rachel with Libby the dog
A wonderful mini break


Thank you to Carl and the team for a wonderful mini break. We enjoyed a lovely walk along the River Deben followed by lunch in Woodbridge and walked from Dunwich Beach to Walberswick, lunch in the Anchor and then walked back.


Feb 17, 2020
 by Nichola and Eamonn with Angus and Darcy the dogs
Everything we needed, every detail just right


A wonderful stay in Orwell Barn.  Everything we needed, every detail just right.  Even Storm Dennis couldn’t spoil it……he tried!  Loved the hot tub, the meadow was perfect for the dogs and the doggy wash station is such a good idea.  Thank you to the Wood Farm Barn team. 


Feb 8, 2020
 by Dawn and Paul with Cilla the dog
Nice place to get away from it all


Loved it – nice place to get away from it all.  We’ll be back!


Feb 2, 2020
 by Linsey and Carl with Moby, Rush, Duke and Blu the dogs
The perfect place to relax in this crazy world!


The perfect place to relax in this crazy world! Thanks to the team at Wood Farm Barns for making this stay so comfortable


Jan 12, 2020
 by Laura and Brad
Everything spot on and extremely thought out!


Everything spot on and extremely thought out!  Breakfast basket was a lovely touch.  Nice walks, peaceful area with the cosy cottage to come back too and added bonus of perfect hot tub!


Jan 10, 2020
 by Lynsey and Phil with Pixie and Grom the dogs
Amazing evenings relaxing in the hot tub


Our young dogs loved the field, and we had amazing evenings relaxing in the hot tub.


Jan 5, 2020
 by Kerry and Dan with Skye the dog
Everything to make the dogs stay as perfect as ours!


What a relaxing few days in this cosy and well equipped barn.  Everything has been well thought out, including postcards with stamps to send to friends!  Loved the way you have thought of everything to make the dogs stay as perfect as ours!


Dec 30, 2019
 by Lynsey and Phil with Pixie and Gizmo the dogs
Our young dog loved the field


Everything was perfect!  Our young dog loved the field….the hot tub is amazing to relax in the evening.


Dec 27, 2019
 by Scott and Julie with Hugo and Chip the dogs
Thanks for a magical stay


From the moment we walked in to Orwell Barn our magical Christmas began!  Carl and the team have thought of everything – we used the doggie shower, which is a great idea.  Thanks for a magical stay.


Nov 22, 2019
 by Tasha and Gavin with Jack the dog
Amazing chilled week with lots to do nearby

Amazing chilled week with lots to do nearby. We had a great time at the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary. We very much enjoyed full use of the woodburner and the hot tub. Thank you.

Nov 15, 2019
 by Paula and Gary
We were wowed by the comfort and warmth that greeted us

When we arrived, we were wowed by the comfort and warmth that greeted us. The hot tub was the icing on the cake. Thank you for going that extra mile to make our stay everything we were looking for.

Nov 10, 2019
 by Karen and Paul
Such a lovely hideaway in a beautiful location

Massive thank you to the team for such a lovely hideaway in a beautiful location. The barn was very homely and with the added bonus of the hot tub – our stay here has been wonderful. The breakfast basket was another delight, and the produce was mouthwatering – lovely it’s all local. Our few days here short but well-lived!

Oct 7, 2019
 by Larry and Sue
You have really thought of everything!

A beautiful place, and so relaxing. You have really thought of everything!

Oct 4, 2019
 by Josie and Richard with Trixie the dog
What really made this place special for us was the meadow

Wonderful holiday with our 11 month springer spaniel. What really made this place special for us was the meadow. Our dog ran herself silly and gave us opportunities for “recall” training too! We had some great days out to Aldeburgh, Pin Mill, Thornham Walks and Woodbridge.

Sep 26, 2019
 by Carolyn and Ian with Henry and Bertie the dogs
The meadow is great for exercising your dog before and after a car journey!

Thank you for a fantastic break. Dunwich beach was great for walking the dogs, followed by lunch at The Ship. Southwold Beach too, and plenty of dog friendly pubs and café’s. The meadow is great for exercising your dog before and after a car journey!

Sep 20, 2019
 by Marcia with Fred and Tils the dogs
Just what I needed to chillax and unwind

Thank you for an amazing stay, just what I needed to chillax and unwind. Thorpeness was stunning as was both sides of Woodbridge river walk. Great stay with all wants catered for and loved the biscuits!

Sep 9, 2019
 by Rachel and Craig with Henry the dog
A fantastic break, extremely relaxing

A fantastic break, extremely relaxing. The Dog at Grundisburgh is a must, with their suggested dog walk pre or post food! Dunwich Beach is great for a beach walk too.

Aug 18, 2019
 by The Jones
The cottage is perfect for a relaxing break

Wonderful weekend break. The cottage is perfect for a relaxing break.

Aug 16, 2019
 by Jan with Ted and Sandy the dog
Have had a great time – ideal for me and the dogs

Have had a great time – ideal for me and the dogs. Harbour Inn at Southwold allows dogs inside – great for wet days.

Aug 11, 2019
 by Gary and Lee with George the dog
So relaxing and tranquil

We have had a wonderful, chilled out time, so relaxing and tranquil. Our puppy enjoyed his first holiday and delighted to be let loose in the amazing meadow!

Aug 9, 2019
 by Sal and Danny with Ozzy the dog
We have had the most amazing time

We have had the most amazing time, relaxing and enjoying the great outdoors! Our favourite has been the beach at Southwold and Aldeburgh. Thank you!

Jul 19, 2019
 by Cathy and Jamie with Axl the dog
Thoroughly enjoyed our second visit here

Thoroughly enjoyed our second visit here.

Jul 12, 2019
 by Donna and Paul with Larry the dog
Really enjoyable stay

Really enjoyable stay. Loved Southwold and Aldeburgh.

Jun 16, 2019
 by Sue and Richard with Seamus the dog
Loved it!

Honey and Harvey’s in Woodbridge is great for breakfast and fast friendly service – loved it!

May 31, 2019
 by Jenny and Tony with Soraya the dog
Fantastic week that has left us rested and relaxed

We had a fantastic week that has left us rested and relaxed. The dogs thoroughly enjoyed the meadow. We had some great days out, at Framlingham Castle, Helmingham Hall and Thornham Walks – all very dog friendly.

May 26, 2019
 by Donna and Steve with Gatsby and Hugo the dogs
What can we say… Absolutely Fabulous

What can we say… Absolutely Fabulous. Gipping Barn exceeded our expectations. The breakfast hamper and added extras was a treat for us all. The secluded garden for our dogs was perfect and the hot tub for us was fantastic. A lovely trip to Southwold, walking up the prom passing all the colourful beach huts. We would recommend the Grundisburgh Dog, for lovely food and doggie treats too!

May 17, 2019
 by John and Angela
What a fantastic place

What a fantastic place you have here. Very clean and comfortable. Had a great takeaway from Zeera with delivery to the cottage. Great days out at Southwold, Bressingham – worth a trip on Steams Days and lovely gardens. Another must is Alder Carr Farm shop. Thanks again.

May 12, 2019
 by Louise and Joel with Ted the dog
Such a beautiful place to rest and relax

Thank you for a wonderful stay. Such a beautiful place to rest and relax. We recommend the Dog pub with fantastic food and really dog friendly with a great atmosphere. Our dog had a great time meeting up with other dogs in the meadow. Thank you for providing the perfect setting for a relaxing break.

May 10, 2019
 by Jo and Dave
Everything tip-top!

Great little break away. Everything tip-top!

May 10, 2019
 by Pete and Nikki
We love the cosy barn and the fantastic breakfast hamper

Thank you ever so much for a lovely week away. We love the cosy barn, the fantastic breakfast hamper. Although the weather disappointing, the log burner more than made up for it!

May 6, 2019
 by Deanne and Kyle
Had a lovely stay here

Had a lovely stay here, relaxing, dog walking, hot tub. Thanks for everything, it’s been lovely.

Apr 15, 2019
 by Jane and Peter
Very much enjoyed our stay at Orwell Barn

We have very much enjoyed our stay at Orwell Barn, booking this barn as a special birthday gift. It has certainly lived up to our expectations. We enjoyed eating out at the Crown at Stowupland.

Mar 1, 2019
 by Roddy and Nicky
Such a homely and enjoyable space!

We have had a lovely time at Orwell Barn and enjoyed the beach at Covehithe. We also enjoyed our visit to the medieval town of Lavenham. Thanks to the WFB Team for creating such a homely and enjoyable space!

Feb 22, 2019
 by Emma and Glenn with Buddy and Bolt the dogs
A wonderful stay in this perfect barn

A wonderful stay in this perfect barn. We made use of the AA walking book and enjoyed three walks. Zeera Takeaway was great for a night in with delivery to your door!

Feb 11, 2019
 by Tarina and John
Perfect weekend, so relaxing and a real get-away!

Perfect weekend, so relaxing and a real get-away! The hot tub was a luxury and the breakfast hamper had some lovely local fresh food. Thanks very much.