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: 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: £550
  • High season price per week: £680
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (67 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 . 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.

67 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Absolute Peace and Tranquility

By Panos A on 22-Apr-2022

We had a wonderful time staying at Souter''s. Super charming and very private, perfect to forget about the world and one''s worries. We enjoyed the tranquility and privacy of the place and we were blessed with amazing weather. We had two barbeque days and all was well provided by Cath and Nick. Dear Cath, thank you so much for your great communication and the super tasty cake. Hopefully we can return soon.

Simply Beautiful

By Matthew G on 06-Jun-2022

Cath is lovely and friendly the cottage is gorgeous and has everything you need. We loved it and will be coming back again

Exceptional- brilliant hosts even better cottage

By Chris B on 26-May-2022

The cottage was everything we wanted. Brilliant for the dogs. The secure field was excellent and our dogs loved it. Although the cottage garden said not a secure location for the dogs technically it isn’t but ours were perfectly safe off lead. Couldn’t fault it. Also just eats do deliveries there.


January to Easter Low Season £550
Easter 3 night minimum £650 per week
Spring/Early Summer Low Season £550
September to mid December Low season £550
Weekly dog surcharge £50 or £10 per dog per night
Christmas/New Year Christmas £680
Summer Peak 5 night minimum (7 night preferred) £650 p/w £150 p/n
Weekend 2 night minimum £145 per night
Weekdays 2 night minimum £135 per night



Pets Welcome


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


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