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June offer @ Ivy Grange Farm Barn!

Fancy waking up in the gorgeous new Barn, enjoying long summer days, visiting the beaches, rivers and lovely country pubs of Suffolk, maybe sitting round the campfire for the summer solstice and enjoying the quiet, birdsong and 3-acre meadow on your doorstep?  Don't delay - we're running a special offer through June for twosomes and foursomes, with discounted rates from 6th June for a whole month!  Prices from £500 for 4 nights, check out the availability calendar and get booking...


We're Open!

Our first guests arrived today (25th April) and we cracked open the Champagne.  The last few months have been fantastic - seeing the Barn take shape under the craftsmanship of our local artisan builder has been amazing.  Why not give us a try and see what you think?


The floor is down...

Work is progressing well, with the flooring and underfloor heating in place, the plastering done, the wood-burning stove arriving shortly and the electrics very nearly finished  All the walls have good layers of insulation (recycled plastic bottles which saves them from ending up in the oceans, as well as keeping everything super-snug).  The range cooker is on order and the dishwasher and washing machine have arrived.  Dining chairs have been revamped courtesy of the lovely Annie Sloan chalk paints and a big tin of wax, curtains are being made even as I write, and showers, bath and toilets are awaiting the arrival of the plumber later in the week.  Storm Eunace managed to take out a couple of the outdoor shower fence panels which has given us the opporunity to think about how to re-arrange them so that they work well for the Barn offering.  We're very much looking forward to welcoming you back to see the changes!

Underfloor heating beneath the wooden flooring

The Barn at Ivy Grange Farm

Exciting times as The Barn begins to take shape.  The solar pv panels are now installed on the roof, with the batteries and electric vehicle charging point being installed in the next couple of weeks, ensuring that we can offer holidays with a low carbon footprint.  And fun, too, with the arrival of the two new electric bikes - we've felt compelled to test them of course, and can confirm that they are great fun - we very much hope you'll enjoy trying them out!  All the internal walls are up in the barn, with additional stud-walling around the external walls to include an extra layer of insulation (using recycled plastic bottles) to ensure a warm and cosy space throughout the year.  The wood-burner man is coming in a couple of weeks to measure up, and the bathrooms and kitchen are all beginning to take shape.  Outside, the safari kitchen has been stripped back, with the aim of creating an undercover space for eating outside and the ground is being prepared for the arrival of "self-binding gravel" to create a great space for outside entertaining.  Old friends, such as the pizza oven and woodland showers, remain of course!  We can't wait to welcome you here!

Bringing home one of the new electric bikes!

Inspiration for our new barns....

Our plans are moving ahead for converting our barn into two self-contained holiday lets, to operate from Easter 2022.  We'll share photos here as work progresses but in the meantime, here's a photo of the pergola that our lovely local builder has created for us in our garden.  He's a very creative and thoughtful builder with a great eye for detail and we're very much looking forward to working with him on the interiors.