1 Bedroom (Sleeps 2) Barn in Colchester

Souters, Set in quiet woodland
At a glance: Pet Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Garden.
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Owner: Nick and Cath Marno
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  • Property Type: Barn
  • Location: Colchester
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Minimum nights stay: 2
  • Low season price per week: £480
  • High season price per week: £600
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (60 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


Souters is a small converted barn and is suitable for couples. It has a large sitting room with a high vaulted ceiling, a well equipped open plan kitchen, separate bedroom with king size bed and a shower room with power shower. It is all on one level inside but has sloping paths and steps outside. It has underfloor heating throughout and also a stylish modern woodburner which makes for very cosy evenings in the colder months. Outside there are two terraces to be enjoyed during the summer and a large grassed area for play or relaxation. There is also a wood fired pizza oven. Fresh herbs can be found in the garden borders which guests are welcome to use. .

Souters Holiday Cottage is found in the grounds of Valley Farm Cottage, home to the owners. It is just off the track leading to their smallholding and fields, which stretch as far as the river Brett, a tributary of the River Stour. The smallholding is in the process of being regenerated for wildlife habitat. It is a great spot for bird watching and present through various times of the year are nightingales, kingfishers, hobbies, woodpeckers, owls, buzzards, sparrow hawks and numbers of other woodland, river and garden birds. There is wildlife in abundance too including deer, foxes, badgers, slow worms and grass snakes, stoats and a great number of rabbits

We happily accept up to 2 well behaved dogs (we ask that dogs are not allowed on furniture or beds). Please note that the garden immediately surrounding Souters is not securely fenced; however there is a large field adjacent which is fenced and in which we encourage guests to walk their dogs.

Responsible smoking permitted OUTSIDE only.

60 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

So Peaceful

By Margaret T. on 05-Sep-2020

Undoubtedly a tranquil, peaceful and beautiful location.

5 of of 5


By Alanb on 29-Feb-2020

Amazing place to stay for a chilled out weekend. Lovely setting. Nick and Cath the owners are lovely friendly people. Thank you for cake Cath. We would definitely recommend to friends and family. A get away place to recharge the batteries.

5 of of 5

Cosy retreat

By Meli Ling on 17-Feb-2020

Great rural location, very peaceful and quiet, with lovely walks and places to explore. Pubs and eateries are close by within a couple of miles. The cottage is really comfortable and cosy, and had everything we needed. We would definitely recommend and look forward to visiting again!

5 of of 5


January to Easter Low Season £480
Easter 3 night minimum £550 per week
Spring/Early Summer Low Season £480
Weekly dog surcharge £50 or £10 per dog per night
Prices for Souters only Using Gribbles too incurs small additional fee
July to September High Season £575 to £700
September to mid December Low season £480
Christmas/New Year Christmas £600
Weekend 2 night minimum £105 per night
Weekdays 2 night minimum £95 per night



Pets Welcome


Pantry Items
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Wood stove
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Living Room
Ironing Board
Video Library


Away from it all
Sports activities
Tourist attractions