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Relax and unwind in our eight person Hot Tub
Fun with Family & Friends
Al fresco dining
Large Grounds
Hot Tub Cabin
Spacious kitchen, great for entertaining
Quality time together around the dining table
Scenic views from the second sitting room
Dog Friendly
Lazy Days
A game of pool in our games room
Table Tennis
Patio area
Roll-Top Bathroom on ground floor
Four Poster bedroom, with ensuite
Four Poster bedroom, with ensuite
Large Family Bedroom
Another Bedroom
Scenic Walks from Doves Barn
Cycling at Doves Barn
Al fresco dining in the courtyard
Great place to stay to celebrate your Sophisticated Hen Weekend
Sophisticated Hen Parties
Welcome to Doves Barn
Sophisticated Hen Parties
Hen Party Fun
Local Walks
Beautiful Garden
Relax and unwind in our eight person Hot Tub
Fun with Family & Friends
Al fresco dining

Doves Barn, Badley, Ipswich, Suffolk

Sleeps 6 - 22 8 Bedrooms 22 Dining

Spacious elegant house sleeping 22 for holidays and celebrations near Stowmarket and the Suffolk coast

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Doves Barn, Badley, Ipswich, Suffolk, sleeps 6 - 22 in 8 bedrooms.

Discover for yourself this unspoilt corner of rural Suffolk and all it has to offer. The Barn is close to all the necessary amenities and an excellent base to explore and enjoy our panoramic views of rolling countryside and our unspoilt coastline.

The facilities at Doves Barn include an 8 person hot tub and table tennis for guests to enjoy, as well as 2 acres of grounds and a spacious courtyard.

The holiday barn has a wealth of exposed beams. The ground floor includes a vaulted living room and two dining rooms, both with wooden floor and French doors. The kitchen has a breakfast area and there is a separate utility room with washing machine.

Spread over two floors are 8 bedrooms. On the ground floor are 4 bedrooms - one with 3 single beds and a double bunk bed (sleeps 4) and en suite, two with double beds, one with 2 single beds. On this level there is also a bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet, also a further en suite shower room and toilet.

Spiral stairs lead to the first floor, where there is 1 double bedroom with en suite shower room and toilet leading to a galleried area with double bed and additional single bed.

A second staircase to the first floor leads to a galleried area with a double bed. There is also a further double bedroom (5ft four poster) with en suite shower room and toilet.

There is a warm welcome all year round with a wood burner in the large inglenook fireplace.

Doves Barn offers an ideal location for family celebrations, a get together with friends and Sophisticated Hens only, with Needham Market less than a mile away. The property also provides an excellent base for walking, cycling or bird watching and is conveniently situated to explore Suffolk. There are also direct train links to London and London Liverpool Street.

Bury St Edmunds with its cathedral, abbey gardens, Georgian theatre and the towns of Ipswich, Norwich and Colchester Aldeburgh, Dunwich, Walberswick, Southwold and Sutton Hoo, Long Melford, Lavenham and Kersey are all within easy reach.


Dog Friendly

1-2 dogs permitted.


Internet provided.


Extremely spacious kitchen perfect for large groups. A range cooker, microwave, 2fridges, 2freezers, and utensils provided. A dishwasher.

Dining Room

Guests can be seated comfortably at the large table. Two high chairs available.

Sitting Room

Two comfortable living rooms, one with vaulted ceiling, wood burner and galleries with additional games room with snooker table.

TV and Music Facilities

2 available TVs plus Sky and Wi-Fi - Karaoke machine.

Games Room

Games room with pool table available and karaoke machine. Giant Connect 4.

Heating and Open Fires

Wood burner located in main living room and underfloor heating.


All 8 bedrooms are spacious and beamed. Enjoy our romantic 4 poster bedroom or one of the kings, double, double bunk, single beds and one cot.


Bed linen and hand towels included. Bath towels not provided - please bring your own. Please bring extra towels if you wish to use the hot tub.


5 shower/bathrooms, some en suite.

Children's Facilities

Nearby leisure centre. 2 high chairs, 1 cot, please bring linen for cot. Numerous outdoor games ie. skittles, Connect 4, table tennis.


Hot tub for 8, table-tennis. Space to dine outside, 2 acres of grounds, BBQ, numerous tables and chairs.

Swimming Pool

The nearest is in Stowmarket (2 miles), Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre.


Plentiful parking available.


Outside only please.

Booking Information

£750 booking deposit required. Balance due 15 weeks prior to arrival.
£350 returnable security deposit. Check in at 3pm check out 10 am. Minimum stay 2 nights.
Changeover day Friday.
Please contact for us for information on group sizes.

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Doves Barn

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Weekly Price
From £4095
2 Night Weekend
From £2795
3 Night Weekend
From £2995
Midweek per night
From £999

Late Deals

September 2024 Late Deals

Escape to Suffolk 13th Sept £3,295 for the weekend. Hot tub, table tennis, games room. Please call


Stowmarket Road, Badley, IP6 8RJ. Just outside Needham Market and close to Stowmarket.

  • Needham Market 1/2 mile and Stowmarket 2 miles.
  • Needham Market Co-op (less than a mile) or large Stowmarket Tesco (2 miles).
  • Numerous pubs and eateries available in Needham Market under a mile away.
  • Norwich or Stansted, both about 37 miles away.
  • Needham Market (1 mile), Stowmarket (2.5 miles).
  • 5 minute walk.

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