'Mellis Barn' in the beautiful Waveney Valley


Entire guesthouse hosted by Lesley

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 baths
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Mellis Barn in Syleham is a traditional -styled Suffolk barn attached to a 17th century cottage. Set in a 5 acre farm with stunning views of the Waveney Valley and its ancient water meadows, the barn has its own private entrance, two bedrooms, one with a Kingsize bed and one with two singles. It also has a large shower-room. Downstairs is open plan and contains a fitted kitchen and dining area with sofas around the log burner. It has a large dog-friendly garden with sunny patio and BBQ .

Other things to note
Mellis Barn is attached to our 17th century cottage where we live. The barn has its own private entrance and garden for sole use of guests.
We have animals on the property. Two horses and four pet sheep graze the paddocks. We have two friendly dogs. The paddock fencing is locked so there is no risk of the animals coming close to guests. We're very happy to introduce guests to the animals.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews


Where you’ll be

SYLEHAM, SUFFOLK, United Kingdom

Mellis Barn is situated in the Suffolk village of Syleham in the Waveney Valley. At the bottom of the road is a large cross marking the site where Hugh Bigod, Earl of Suffolk, surrendered to Henry II in 1174 with the loss of his castles in Framlingham and Bungay. The road leads on to St Margaret's Church, a grade II listed building thought to date from Saxon times, which is well worth a visit. The water meadows in the valley are filled with cattle, deer and birds and there are lots of footpaths and cycle routes to explore. Hoxne is two miles away and claims to be the location where King Edmund was martyred. It was also here that the famous Saxon gold horde ('The Hoxne Horde) was found.
The Suffolk coastal towns of Aldburgh, Dunwich and Southwold are just over twenty miles away and are easily accessible for a day at the beach. Norwich and Bury St Edmunds are 40 minutes away by car.
The local pubs provide excellent food. The Old Kings Head in Brockdish is a 15 minute walk, The De La Pole and The Swan Inn are a 40 minute walk and allow dogs in their dining rooms.

Hosted by Lesley

  1. Joined in October 2015
  • 15 Reviews
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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