1 Bedroom (Sleeps 2) Barn in Colchester

Souters, converted barn set in quiet woodland

At a glance: Pet Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Garden.
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Owner/Property Manager: 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 night: £130
High season price per night: £160
Average price per night:£140
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 . Guests are welcome to follow the path through the coppiced chestnut woods and walk down to the river meadows.

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.

72 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Relax and refresh

By J & MG on 08-Sep-2023

This is our 4th stay at Souters which says it all really! It's not just the peaceful and relaxing setting, or the comfort of the wonderful barn. It's not just the thoughtful touches that Cath and Nick include which mean you want for nothing while you stay. It's not just the feeling of having breakfast in the woods while you sit at the table in your own garden, or the stroll down the winding path between the trees to the river. It's not just the many pretty walks from the door or within a very short drive away. The whole package leaves you feeling relaxed, stress free and re-energised. We will be back!

Perfect Relaxing Getaway

By Andrew Stevens on 04-Jun-2023

Perfect relaxing getaway We loved our weekend stay - a tranquil location perfect to unwind. A lovely lemon drizzle cake on arrival was an unexpected surprise! Lots of wildlife and lovely walks with our dog. Highly recommended.

Lovely Location

By Richard B on 09-Sep-2022

A lovely spot in a beautiful area of Suffolk


January to Easter Low Season £500
Easter 3 night minimum £650 per week
Spring/Early Summer Low Season £500
September to mid December Low season £500
Weekly dog surcharge £50 or £10 per dog per night
Christmas/New Year 3 night minimum £650 p/w £150 p/n
Summer Peak 4 night minimum (7 night preferred) £650 p/w £150 p/n
Weekend 2 night minimum £140 per night
Weekdays 2 night minimum £130 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