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“A fantastic new year gathering for four families”
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4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20
Lavenham, Babergh District, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

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Jo C
Paderborn, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A fantastic new year gathering for four families”
Reviewed 3 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

There were 20 of us altogether (8 adults, 12 children) and we had a really brilliant new year, staying three nights in total. The bunk house was excellent - loads of character and a perfect combination of bunkhouse convenience with holiday home charm. It's very new and has clearly been designed with great thought and care - there is much attention to detail.

We walked into Lavenham one day along some lovely footpaths (though we did a shuttle run with cars to ferry the kids back again as some of them are quite young). The next day we went to the Whitehorse pub for lunch (as recommended in the list of pubs given to us by Juliet), some of us cycling there on the bunkhouse bikes. The pub was great - perfect for what we wanted and very accommodating of a large group.

Would love to come back in the summer - we had a great time and would highly recommend it.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Jan 2018
Thanks for that glowing review ... it was lovely to host such a lovely big group of families who made the most of the outdoors with an epic walk (for small children), football on the wet weather meadow alternative car park and yoga! And thanks for leaving everywhere so immaculate. Please do come again in the summer and enjoy it all over again.
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Raffa89
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect location for a large group get together”
Reviewed 17 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

I hired the Old Brooder Bunkhouse for my cousins Hen Party and it was just perfect. Juliet was so helpful throughout, it's newly built and the spaces are all perfect for a large group. Space for everyone to both relax and celebrate. The kitchen is so well-equipped, there really was everything we could need.

The road bikes are fantastic and Juliet has so many maps and suggestions of places to visit and the roads were very quiet. The views from the property are gorgeous and the surrounding towns and villages so picturesque.

We all had a wonderful weekend and I would highly recommend the Bunkhouse!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Oct 2017
Thanks for that - delighted you found the bunkhouse well-equipped with room for everyone and enjoyed our quiet local country lanes on our bunkhouse bikes. Please do come again!
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jeelgar
Sandwich, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect for a large group”
Reviewed 28 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We stayed at The Bunkhouse for a weekend at the beginning of September and it could not have been better. There were 16 of us in the end (5 Mum's, 11 Children ranging from 4 to 9) and the accommodation was perfect. We hadn't realised that it was all brand new, built in February 2017, I'm not sure the photos do it justice.
There were plenty of beds to us to choose from and they were extremely comfortable. The reading light for each bed was a nice touch. The ratio of toilets and showers to people was spot on, we didn't once have any queuing for bathrooms. The water was hot and plentiful, the kitchen was extremely well equipped with everything you could want. The house was very clean throughout.
There were lots of things for the children to do (table football, ping pong etc.) and they absolutely loved feeding the very friendly pigs. We loved spending the weekend exploring the local countryside by foot and thoroughly enjoyed den-building in the local woods. The sitting room was extremely comfortable and it was hard to extract ourselves from it at times! Wifi was hit and miss but I think that's perfectly acceptable when you're deep in the English countryside. Juliet was extremely helpful throughout, I would definitely return and would recommend it to anyone.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Sep 2017
So glad you had a good time and found the newly kitted out bunkhouse even better than the photos! Yes, WiFi speeds in the country are unpredictable but most guests enjoy a digital detox for much of their stay! Please do come again!
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catherine...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic stay for a break for Mums and kids!”
Reviewed 2 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

This was a truly lovely place to spend a weekend for mums with our kids. We go away every year to various places and there is usually something 'missing'. However, this was perfect, very clean and spacious accommodation, with lovely rooms throughout. Really well fitted out kitchen, comfortable beds, lovely showers and a fantastic cosy lounge area. Throughout the house there is a lot of attention to cosy detail from the art on the walls, to the handmade oak beds and reading lights by each bed. The garden is great to spend time in, a table to sit in the sun, with a herb garden running along the wall. We played corquet, table football, badminton and table tennis. Brand new bikes and all the accessories wereavailable for use for the adults, and we took the kids bikes and spent an afternoon following one of the suggested routes given in the house information and stopped at a great pub. Our shopping delivery was unpacked for us oinarrival and we topped up our barbq with sausages from the local farm. Couldn't have asked for more, very friendly hosts who accommodated us beautifully. Would highly recommend it! My 10 year old daughter said "The rooms were very cosy and the house felt safe and warm, I loved it!".

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Aug 2017
Thank you for that glowing feedback! It was great to have a real 'doing' group of mothers and children enjoying the place, the garden games and our lovely local countryside beyond on bikes. Do come again!
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Gillian K
1 review
“Beautiful accomodation at reasonable price”
Reviewed 28 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

I organised a hen do at this venue and was so impressed with everything from start to finish. The barn is beautiful and the photos don't do it justice at all. Lovely, clean accommodation, plenty of good showers and in the most gorgeous location. It is perfect for a girly weekend away if you want peace and quiet, although we organised a party bus and went for a night out in Cambridge and this worked out really well! It's actually really fun all being in the same room. We got a big food and drink order which Juliet kindly unpacked so everything was waiting for us on arrival. I looked at lots of comparable cottages/houses in the area and this is by far the best value for money. I highly recommend this place for your stay.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Jun 2017
I'm so glad you had such a great time and felt the bunkhouse is good value for money ... please do spread the word and come back!
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