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Eleanor de Goni Parks

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, spanish

Welcome To Doves Barn Quality Self Catering Property Nr. Needham Market, Suffolk

1 Review
Bedrooms 8
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Needham Market holiday barn

Barn in Needham Market, Nr. Bury St Edmunds / Ipswich, Suffolk, England - Doves Barn Is Perfect For Families And Special Celebrations - A Truly Magical Place To Stay

This spacious Barn conversion is set in acres of ground and provides well furnished accommodation with delightful views over open countryside. Its location is close to the necessary amenities and is an excellent base to explore and enjoy both the countryside and our unspoilt coastline.

Doves Barn is a spacious, luxurious barn conversion ideal for family gatherings, birthday celebrations and hen parties. We comfortably sleep 22 guests in the property. Why not give Neville and Eleanor a call so they can tell you more about this stunning property. Please remember to leave your mobile number and email address when requesting a quote.

The Barn has a 6 person hot tub for guests to enjoy, as well as 2 patios and a spacious courtyard ideal for al-fresco dining and game of table tennis!

The Barn has a wealth of exposed beams, a vaulted ceiling in the living room and a warm welcome all year round with wood burners in the large inglenook fireplaces. The barn benefits from a large country style kitchen, a dining room and two large sitting rooms, there is also a games room with a pool table and Karaoke. The barn is perfect for large groups, spacious enough to allow you to enjoy your own space or join in the party!

Doves Barn is located just a few minutes from the lovely village of Needham Market which boosts many local traditional English pubs and busy well-stocked shops. The property is an excellent base for walking, cycling and bird watching.

It is conveniently situated to visit Bury St Edmunds, a charming city with the Abbey ruins and quaint lanes filled with shops, cafes and restaurants. Also nearby are the towns of Norwich, Colchester and Ipswich where you can take a trip to Jimmy's Farm who is a friend of Jamie Oliver. Long Melford, Lavenham and Kersey are also within easy reach, as is the Suffolk Coast, Southwold, known as 'little Chelsea on sea' has all the facilities that your group could wish for. Aldeburgh, with its art galleries, shops and restaurants, also famous for the Aldeburgh Music Festival. Suffolk's idyllic landscape inspired Constable and Gainsborough to capture the fleeting light of English countryside and sky.

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  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Eleanor de Goni Parks (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english, spanish

About Eleanor de Goni Parks

Neville and Eleanor feel that it is important to speak to them personally so they can tell you more about Doves Barn and all it has to offer, so please remember to leave your contact details ie mobile number, landline and email address when you request a quote.

This friendly couple spend most of their leisure time on the Norfolk Broads and in their holiday home in France. They have lovingly renovated this 16th Century Grade II listed Barn to a very high standard, retaining of the original features which offer a unique blend of timeless elegance and modern luxury.

They look forward to hearing from you soon

Eleanor de Goni Parks purchased this barn in 2000

Why Eleanor de Goni Parks chose Suffolk

We loved living in Doves Barn, but when the children left home the property was far too big for us. It dates back to the 16th Century and has amazing authentic features and a magical atmosphere where you will feel immediately relaxed as you enter.

What makes this barn unique

The property is semi rural with open spaces, countryside and beautiful views. Doves Barn is a very spacious property, so although we have up to 22 guests staying everyone has plenty of room to spend a quiet moment or join the party.

We would recommend this property for all your special occasions from family celebrations, birthdays and Hen Parties. Please see Trip Advisor for all our great reviews from our valued guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful place! A lovely barn, everything absolutely perfect, wonderful location and the facilities second to none. Thank you, Carol and James, Southport.

A lovely stay. Rooms were stunning and very comfortable. Will definitely recommend to family and friends. Laura and Max, Peterborough.

What a find! A stunning place to stay and the Barn was perfect in every way. We will be back, thank you so much. Rosie and David, Brentwood.
Jul 2013
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1 traveller review

Welcome To Doves Barn Quality Self Catering Property Nr. Needham Market, Suffolk
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Brilliant barn for large group

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a special birthday weekend, we had 19 adults so also used the adjacent property, Doves barn cottage. The barn is fantastic for large groups and we had loads of room to be together and also have our own space. Facilities include hot tub, karoke, pool table and giant connect 4 - all of which were used:) We used a local caterer for a served dinner on Saturday and that was just lovely. This is the place to stay if you want a special location for a large group. The owners were so helpful and nothing seemed too much trouble. Christmas decorations were up so all made the weekend magical

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
42 Kilometres
Stansted and Norwich
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Limes Hotel
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Stowmarket Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Needham Market and Stowmarket
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
Dry Ski Slope Ipswich
Nearest Beach
24 Kilometres


Felixstowe beach is approximately 1/2 an hour away by car.

Aldeburgh, Dunwich, Walberswick and Southwold are all within an hours drive by car.


Nearest train stations are Needham Market and Stowmarket.

Aiports: Stanstead and Norwich.


Needham Market is the nearest village 3/4 mile.

Needham Lake.

Baylam Rare Breeds.

Suffolk Owl Santuary.

The Leisure Centre Stowmarket.

Museum of East Anglian Life.

Constable Country of Dedham.

Antique shops of Lavenham, Long Melford and Kersey.

Further Details:

Tescos is 5 minutes away by car and also has recycling facilities.

A COOP in Needham.

Many Restaurants, cafes and Country Pubs.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Needham Market, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
28 Oct 2016 - 3 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
4 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

The above prices are for a 7 nights stay at Doves Barn.
If you are interested in a 3 or 4 night stay please contact us on the number below for a quote.

Please contact the owners of Doves Barn for more information about availability, rates or any questions you may have regarding your booking. 01449 722800/700.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is flexible but is usually a Friday.
Arrival time is 3pm and departure is 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Needham Market, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 2 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 3 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 4 - shower enclosure
  • One bathroom with roll-top bath and shower cubicle and wc. Downstairs shower room with wc. Room 1 has an ensuite with shower and wc. Room 4 has an ensuite with shower and wc. Room 7 has an ensuite with shower and wc.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 22 (8 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Room 1 4 poster bed and ensuite. Room 2 gallery room with double bed. Room 3 twin beds. Room 4 3 singles and a double bunk bed Room 5 has a Kingsize. Room 6 has a Kingsize. Room 7 has a Kingsize. Room 8 is a gallery with King & a single bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Set in two acres of ground, the Barn also has two patios and a spacious courtyard all of which have garden furniture. There is also a charcoal BBQ on the courtyard. There is also a 6 person hot tub which is heated all year round. There is also a table tennis table in the courtyard and outdoor games like hoopla and skittles. Utility Room: Washing machine, fridge, freezer, drying facilities. Cleaning / Hand Towels / Linen : Linen and hand towels are included. Please bring your own bath towels. Extra towels are required for use of the hot tub. Please bring linen for cots. The property and linen is cleaned when the property is vacated.

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