An idyllic eco-and pet-friendly architect designed retreat, nestled in an ancient Suffolk village with chocolate-box rural views.
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

A modern, eco-friendly take on a traditional farmhouse, you’ll find Babbelkous dreamily nestled in the ancient Suffolk village of Bramfield, surrounded by picture-perfect country scenery.

What better excuse to gather some of your favourite people – and your favourite pet – together for a holiday that’s rich in rural relaxation?

Cleverly crafted from wood and brick, there’s a breathable, laid-back quality to Babbelkous that will compel you to unwind… almost from the moment you walk through the door.

The enormous, colourfully-furnished living space is perfect for socialising over afternoon tipples, as full-height bi-fold doors both invite the daylight in, and showcase those peaceful green views to perfection. Later on, simply light the woodburning stove to feel ridiculously cosy.

There’ll be a delicious welcome hamper waiting for you in the open-plan kitchen and diner, which also boasts vaulted ceilings and the most incredible views. Paired with gleaming, up-to-the-minute cooking equipment, there could well be arguments over who gets to cook!

Break bread inside at the dining table, or head outside, fire up the barbecue and pizza oven, and watch the sunset from the comfort of the courtyard or patio areas… bliss.

Feel like a post-dinner stroll? Simply head through the gardens, on towards the surrounding meadows, orchard and woodland. Here you can find a spot to get lost in a good book, or simply listen to the gentle soundtrack of birds and wildlife.

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At a glance

  • A modern, eco-friendly retreat for group stays, secluded in the Suffolk village of Bramfield, just outside the bustling market town of Halesworth.
  • Surrounded by picture-perfect rural views, the retreat sleeps up to 10 guests in 5 bedrooms, including a ground-floor master suite with its own steam room!
  • Relax in the expansive lounge, or head through the bi-fold doors into the beautiful gardens, where you’ll find a furnished courtyard and patio areas.
  • There are plenty of orchard, meadow and woodland walks to take in the surrounding area, or head to the coast for a day on Aldeburgh or Southwold beach.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Large Groups


Eco-friendly farmhouse-style retreat, sleeps 10 guests.  Expansive lounge with seating, wood-burner, Smart TV, Wi-Fi.  Boot room.  Kitchen/diner with dining table and chairs, electric oven and grill, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, welcome hamper.  Ground-floor kingsize bedroom with en-suite steam room, walk-in shower, basin, WC.  Kingsize room, twin, 2 superking rooms (one can be made into a twin on request), one with en-suite shower room.  Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, WC, basin, heated towel rail.  All linen and towels provided.  Gardens with furnished courtyard and patio, barbecue, pizza oven, access to surrounding orchards, meadow and woodland.  Ample off-road parking.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, picnic spots, market towns, museums, historic sites, castles, beaches, vineyards, Go Ape.

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Back inside, you’ll have five glorious bedrooms to choose from. It might be wise to stake your claim on the ground-floor master suite early on, especially since it comes with indulgent en-suite facilities… including a steam room!

There’s a second kingsize room, plus a cosy twin and two superking rooms, one of which can be conveniently made into a twin on request. The final superking room features its own walk-in shower room, and there’s a generous family bathroom with a toasty heated towel rail.

What to do after that sound night’s sleep and hearty home-cooked breakfast? The historic market town of Halesworth is close by, or you could pay a visit to Framlingham Castle, otherwise known as Ed Sheeran’s ‘Castle on the Hill’.

The sweeping coast is in easy reach, too, so pack up your buckets and spades and spend a joyful day at Aldeburgh or Southwold. For an extra treat, indulge in a slap up fish-and-chip supper, before heading back to Babbelkous for another relaxing evening in all together.

Things to note

One well-behaved dog is welcome, please inform the owner at the time of booking. Children and pets must be supervised at all times in the gardens. One superking bedroom can be made into an extra twin on request.

Where you'll be staying

Halesworth, Suffolk

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