Chelsworth Barn has to be the most stunning barn conversion ever! With magnificent lofty opulence, this historic carcass has had architects and interior designers in their element blending ancient charm with high-end ultra-contemporary chic style. With 6 sensational bedrooms, the lavish cavernous interior is perfect for large groups, sleeping up to 11 guests.
Chelsworth Barn is at the heart of a farm in the wonderful village of Chelsworth, often called the prettiest village in Suffolk. Hedging all around the cathedral-like property provides ultimate privacy and a feeling of remoteness and seclusion. You will arrive via a byway and five bar gate to this magical location in the middle of farm life. Chelsworth has a fascinating history, first recorded in AD962. Today it is famous for its superb gardens and ancient houses, many of which were built in the 17th century. A feeling of time gone by hangs lovingly over this pretty and well cared for the village.
On entering this dreamy conversion, your jaw is likely to drop! Traditional beams and rafters meet industrial contemporary elements. Floor to ceiling glass walls and partial glass ceilings allow the brilliant Suffolk light to illuminate this impressive space. Previously a Napoleonic munition store, this pet-friendly holiday home definitely has the wow factor! The industrial style, ultra-cool, stainless steel kitchen at one end is a focal point and a chef’s dream. It is incredibly social with bar stools waiting for you so that you can keep the cook company with a glass of wine. All around the lovingly restored, exposed wall struts and rafters offer an achingly luxurious feel and sense of space. Combined with the enormous, social, dazzling white dining table, beautiful tiled flooring and edgy interior styling, Chelsworth Barn will hold your eye. The level of detail is incredible, even down to the trendy raised kitchen plug sockets! There are punches of contemporary and quirky flair everywhere. The central position of the dining table is just perfect for celebrations. With fantastic starry night views and far reaching ones outside, you will feel blessed.
At the far end of the barn, you will find luxurious sofa seating and armchairs where you can snuggle down in front of the television and relax. You can catch glimpses of the lush garden through the slit windows. Every element of this conversion adds eye-catching interest. The fantastic underfloor heating will keep your warm and toasty.
Chelsworth Barn boasts six sublime bedrooms, all quite minimal in design though all very individual. The Airclad pod on the side of the barn is architecturally innovative as an inflatable based construction. With a super kingsize bed, sofabed and a striking round spa bath, there may be a race to this suite. The bedrooms are spread over all of the floors of the barn. The ground floor bedroom offers a super king bed and open ensuite bathroom as well as french doors onto a small balcony and countryside views. There are 3 bedrooms on the first floor, two can be arranged as twins or super king beds, and the third is a single. Another fabulous super king bedroom is on the second floor with an open walk-in wet room. Every bedroom boasts gorgeous countryside views and handpicked designer accessories. The four bathrooms are stunning contemporary gems with walk-in showers or standalone baths.
Outside the barn, you will enjoy beautiful, peaceful private space with a state-of-the-art barbecue, alfresco dining and stunning views.
Chelsworth Barn is located in the heart of a farm in the ancient village of Chelsworth, one of England’s oldest settlements. The village is very pretty and brimming with ancient homes and stunning gardens. For over fifty years, on the final Sunday in June, the village has opened many of its gardens to the public to raise funds for Chelsworth’s Grade I listed church. If you happen to be there then, you will be in for a treat! In 1967 admission to the five open gardens was half a crown and a total of £150 raised through entrance, plant sales and teas. Now it raises thousands and visitors enjoy artisan crafts, teas and buying plants. The setting is picture-book English.
Not far from Chelsworth, deep in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, you will find the charming village of Lavenham. It is considered to be Britain’s best preserved medieval village and one of Suffolk’s most important wool towns. At every turn, you will be delighted with the medieval charm and gorgeous timber framed buildings lining the narrow streets. The market place is buzzy and a focal point. Over 300 of the buildings in Lavenham are listed as being of architectural and historic interest, including the stunning Church of St Peter and St Paul, The Guildhall, Little Hall and De Vere House. Lavenham was the 14th richest town in Tudor England due to its famous Lavenham Blue broadcloth. The village is proud of its strong links with America with the Lavenham airbase. Lavenham is very popular with masses of boutique shops, fabulous art galleries and wonderful cafes and restaurants. You should not miss it!
Bury St Edmunds is a jewel in the Crown of Suffolk. The home of Saint Edmund, the original patron Saint of England, it has 1000 years of history to explore. Visitors enjoy the restaurants, shopping, various annual festivals and some wonderful parks. You can visit the fabulous St Edmundsbury Cathedral and stand amount the ruins of the Abbey of St Edmund in the beautiful Abbey Gardens.
If you fancy a day at the seaside you can head to Aldeburgh, Thorpeness or Southwold for some bracing fresh air and gorgeous sands.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!