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“Tranquility at it's best.”
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Review of Willows Barn

Super kingsize oak bed with view of double sided woodburner
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Super kingsize oak bed with view of double sided woodburner
The hot tub by day. Private to Willows Barn guests with lights and waterfall feature. Willows Barn hot tub with waterfall feature and lights and patio seating just for two...
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Super kingsize oak bed with view of double sided woodburner
The hot tub by day. Private to Willows Barn guests with lights and waterfall feature.
Willows Barn hot tub with waterfall feature and lights and patio seating just for two...
A glimpse into the private terrace of Willows Barn - sunloungers for guests to relax
A picturesque view through the garden overseeing the tennis court and seated arbour
Get cosy in front of the double-sided wood burner
Sumptuous bedding for lazy lie ins
Willows Barn and private parking are behind this secure traditional country gate
Luxury appliances for a special occasion
Superkingsize bed with oak side tables, crystal side lights, dressing table and suitcase ottoman
Totally private tennis court a few steps from your door
Dualit appliances next to butler sink and iroko worktops
Luxurious free-standing roll top bath
Hotpoint washing machine with extra-large capacity
High quality fixtures throughout
Fully fitted country kitchen with dishwasher, oven and hob, washing machine and microwave.
Floor Plan of Willows Barn including outside spaces
Stylish and super comfy 'Vanessa Arbuthno't covered sofa
Guest book to capture all those happy holiday memories
Large TV with sound system and blu-ray/dvd player for those relaxing moments
Hot-tub, outdoor dining, sun loungers on south facing sun trap terrace
Spring flowers beneath the oak pergola at Willows Barn
Willows Barn tastefully decorated at Christmas
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Framlingham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

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Bellav90
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tranquility at it's best.”
Reviewed 22 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We stayed here for 8 days and I didn't want to leave. The barn is so beautifully decorated and every intricate necessity has been thought of. We had beautiful weather even in October so the patio area was lovely to have breakfast on.The hot tub is fabulous and spent hours relaxing in it, and we loved watching a movie in the gorgeous living area. Framlingham is a great little place to stroll around. Rosalind and Kevin couldn't have done a better job creating and running the barn. Thank you again! Warm wishes Anna and Carl x

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Oct 2014
It was lovely meeting you both during your weeks holiday at Willows Barn. We have decorated the barn with lovely mellow colours and beautiful fabrics which have a country theme reflecting the wonderful natural surroundings of Willows Barn. We have used all our travel experiences to think of everything our guests would need and so we are so pleased you found this useful. The patio is a south facing sun trap so ideal for a morning breakfast or afternoon barbeque. The hot tub is so private and sheltered and right outside the front door so ideal for a stress free soak! We have a varied selection of dvd's for guests to watch and a lovely snuggly john lewis sofa for lounging on. Framlingham is a beautiful market town with lovely shops and restaurants/cafe's. A great place to live and holiday in and we are thrilled you loved it. Very many thanks for your wonderful review. Rosalind and Kevin.
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NotebookS...
Newport, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 29 September 2014 for a stay in May 2014

The place was super clean and tastefully decorated. It was my partners Birthday and we arrived to find a cake, card and bottle of wine.
The Hot tub is in private location so that you can relax without being overlooked or disturbed. The owner introduced herself and left us to it. Very relaxing and enjoyable.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Oct 2014
Thankyou so much for your lovely review. We take great delight in cleaning and presenting Willows Barn to 5* standard for each and every one of our guests. It was our pleasure to arrange some treats for your partner so that her stay was extra special. We bake our own "signature" treats as a special welcome - currently these are chocolate biscuit squares (one plain and one pecan/walnut/raisin version). We also provide locally bought biscuits and Framlingham vineyard wine which our guests enjoy. I'm thrilled you both loved the hot-tub. It is so private with it's lovely decking and pretty fencing and the barn sits in its own private acre of land within our secure grounds off a quiet country lane. Perfect for lazy lie-ins and forgetting the stresses of everyday life. We hope to welcome you both again soon. regards Rosalind and Kevin
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Kim P
Telford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A Perfect Stay”
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at Willows Barn for four nights and received a highly professional, organised and friendly service in a thoroughly luxurious barn.

Booking was easy and all email correspondence from Rosalind is quick and helpful. Upon arrival we were welcomed to homemade biscuits, shortbread and local vineyard wine. Every inch of the barn is luxurious, from the Smeg fridge/freezer to the exceptionally comfortable sofa and cushions. The superking bed was also very comfy and the duvet and linens soft and of a high quality. It is clear that the guest's comfort, as well as luxury and appearance, has been a priority when designing the barn, and it is a factor that puts Willows Barn well above every other holiday cottage I have visited.

The hot tub was one of the main attractions for us when booking, and having been infected by one in a different holiday cottage last year, I am naturally apprehensive when using them. However, Rosalind keeps a daily record of the maintenance by the hot tub, removing any worry or uncertainty I had about health and safety. The hot tub itself is, like the rest of the barn, luxurious, spacious and a real treat.

When booking Willows Barn, we never expected such a high level of detail and thoughtfulness. The barn can be summarized as high quality, comfortable, organised, professional and welcoming with the added bonus of having lovely owners who truly care for the comfort and well-being of guests.

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Your age range 18-24
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Management Response
2 Oct 2014
Thankyou so much for your super review - it was lovely to meet you both. We do try hard to respond to our guests as quickly as possible just to make our booking process straightforward and we are so pleased that you enjoyed all our treats that are complimentary with your booking. We can also arrange "extra" gifts from you to your loved ones if you give us a bit of advance notice as we love planning a surprise!

I'm so glad that you felt surrounded by luxury at Willows Barn. We really aim for our guests to have a special break when at the barn. The superking bed and mattress are hotel quality as are the linens and they are all washed with care - rather than sent out to a service wash - so that we are able to keep our standards high.

The hot tub we feel is so important and I know our diligence is also top notch. We carried out a lot of research into the hot tub in order to provide a wonderful and safe "luxury" experience for our guests. Our daily checks and hot tub maintenance is the key to a great time and we provide detailed guidelines for our guests on the hot tub which we send out in our comprehensive welcome details once your booking is finalised.

We'd love to have you both return and thankyou for recommending Willows Barn to your partner's parents. It will be our pleasure to welcome them too. With many thanks. Rosalind and Kevin.
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LK8435
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wow we loved it here!”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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This cottage is absolutely perfect for a relaxing break away. Highlights were the beautiful countryside, hot tub with lovely views, comfy big bed, large roll top bath to name a few but everything about this place was first class. We even had a game of tennis. Ros organised my partner a birthday surprise and nothing was too much trouble.
We will no doubt be back not only because we loved our time there so much but because it will be hard to find another place quite like it.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Oct 2014
We are so thrilled that you found Willows Barn so "perfect" for your relaxing break. Willows Barn sits in its own acre of private garden within our secure grounds (great for those who like their cars to be off road and behind gates overnight).

We are so pleased that you found everything "first class" and love that you had fun on the tennis court.

It was our pleasure to organise birthday treats for your partner as we do love planning a surprise! We'd love to welcome you both back - anytime - and thankyou so much for your thoughtful review. with kind regards Rosalind and Kevin.
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Gel S
North Walsham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A Perfectly Relaxing Week”
Reviewed 23 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We've just returned from a week of peace and calm at this delightful cottage.

Everything was just as the website promised, true five-star accommodation.

The only noise we heard was that of the birds' chorus and the occasional, muted 'crump' of a bird-scarer cartridge from the adjacent farm - such a change from our Surrey home. The weather was perfect for exploring the area's many charms; the cottage was all to a very high standard: plenty of hot water for the shower (rare in some rented cottages) and a comfortable bed (also not as common as you'd wish/expect).

The warm weather meant we didn't have the chance to use the central log-burner. Still, we can always join the ranks of repeat visitors . . .

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Aug 2014
We are so pleased that you both had a wonderful week of peace and serenity at Willows Barn and thankyou for your review. The Barn has also been painted since your stay and the hedges their second trim of the year as we do like to keep the barn and the grounds looking 5star for our guests. We are thrilled that you loved the copious hot water - Willows Barn has "constant on-demand" hot water for guests needs and the superking size bed has a wonderful mattress and bedding and so we are really glad that you slept so well. We'd love to have you back so please do return anytime. We enjoyed meeting and chatting to you. All our best wishes.
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