Oak Farm Barn is found close to the heart of the village of Rougham. Originally built during the early 19th century as part of the original farm, the barn is timber framed, and roofed with traditional Suffolk pan tiles.
Ray and Rachel, along with their son Dan, started renovating the barn back in 2005, ready to welcome the first B&B guests. Many of the original oak beams were exposed, showing the rich oak grain and original craftsmen's markings. To these have been added handcrafted solid oak doors and a stylish traditional open-plan oak staircase and landing walkway. The entance hall incorporates the original floor bricks, and underfloor heating provides a warm welcome. An open staircase leads to the light and airy upstairs lounge and the dining area, offering a relaxed country feel.
In April 2015, after nearly 10 years of offering hospitality at Oak Farm Barn, Ray and Rachel Balmer handed over the reins to Jack and Tracy McCloskey. Tracy has always lived in the village of Rougham, and with husband Jack, they aim to continue the warm and friendly welcome that has become the hallmark of Oak Farm Barn.
Located in the heart of Suffolk, just two miles off the A14, Oak Farm Barn is ideally positioned for visiting local towns and villages, as well as the beautiful Suffolk coast.
Bury St Edmunds – with its traditional markets on Wednesday and Saturday, the Cathedral, Abbey Gardens and Theatre Royal – is just down the road. For lovers of architecture and history, Cambridge – with its numerous churches and colleges – makes a great day out and Newmarket hosts its race days and race nights, where past headliners have included musical acts such as Bryan Adams and Jess Glynn.
We're also close to a number of charming and unique villages such as Lavenham, with its beautiful Guildhall and Long Melford with its antique and vintage shops. There are plenty of stunning National Trust and English Heritage properities to visit such as Anglesey Abbey, Ickworth House, Melford Hall, Kentwell Hall, Sutton Hoo, Oxburgh Hall, Framlingham Castle, Blickling Hall and Wimpole to name but a few – all withing easy reach for a great day out.
For those who like more of the outdoor pursuits, there are numerous coastal walks along the beautiful Suffolk coastline with opportunities to explore lovely seaside towns such as Southwold, Aldeburgh, Walberswick and Felixstowe. Bird watches will enjoy a visit to the RSPB reserve at Minsmere.
Located just two miles off the A14, Oak Farm Barn is ideally positioned for visiting Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and Newmarket and is close to a number of unique and beautiful villages.
As the Barn is detached from our house, our guests can appreciate the benefits of being more independent. With your own door key, you can come and go as you wish throughout the day.
We're always happy to answer any queries you may have.