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Iken Barns

Summer 2016 

Dear Customer,

It is now over a year since we took over Iken Barns and we would like to thank all our customers for choosing to stay here, often year on year and some more than once a year! It is also high time that we share with you some of our plans for Iken Barns, so do read on to find out more.

Thank you again for your continued custom. We look forward to seeing you again soon. 

Yours sincerely,

Clare and Neville Howe.
Iken Barns.


Over the past year, we’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of our customers. In response to their feedback, we have completed the first phase of upgrades to Farriers, Old Mill House, Greenacres and Lambings, with improvements to the overall decor, bathroom configurations and fittings, as well as new bespoke soft furnishings, sofas and furniture. We’ve also installed sound proofing between Greenacres and Lambings!

The second phase of improvements will start next year to upgrade the decor in Gardeners Den, Bay View and Estuary Barn.


As for the outside space, we can see great potential for re-landscaping around the barns, so we are planning to introduce a grassy area with shrubs and small trees in the courtyard in front of the Iken Barns Office, and a walled kitchen garden in the courtyard next to the Livery. This will improve the view from the cottages and provide additional outside space for strolling, sitting and even for picking fruit and vegetables!


At the moment, all our bookings go through Suffolk Secrets, but we plan to start taking online bookings directly through our website sometime in the next few months. Of course you can always pick up the phone and book that way, too. Kate Sayer will be only too happy to answer any queries and take your booking. Just call 01728 688899.

Fancy a Curry?

Iken resident, Nick Lingard, founder of �Authentic Tandoori�, is in demand for his freshly made curries at local events, parties and pop-up curry nights in local villages. It occurred to us, that our customers might like to have a curry waiting for them when they arrive after a long drive on a Friday night (or any night if it comes to that!) 

There is a choice of three dishes � Chicken Jalfrezi, Lamb Rogan Josh or Chickpea and Spinach curry – served with Dahl, Raita, Onion Salad, Chutneys, Naan Bread and Rice, all for just �10 per person.

So, if you fancy a curry, just contact Nick at authentictandoori@yahoo.com or phone him on 07876 721686. 

stunning sunrise at Iken Barns

More Reasons to visit…
  • Snape Maltings has a farmers market on the first Saturday in the month, various art exhibitions as well as various dance and music events throughout the year. The next series of concerts are the Snape Proms (29th July – 28th August) which you can book with Aldeburgh Music.
  • Snape Maltings also hosts the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival (24th & 25th September).
  • Glemham Hall hosts Folk East, a festival for traditional and modern folk music from 19th – 21st August.
  • Book a tour around the Giffords Hall Vineyard to see where the wine in your welcome basket comes from and learn about the history of English wine – Telephone 01284 830 799

Horse riding holidays at Iken Barns, Suffolk


Whatever your age and experience, Iken Bay Livery is sure to be able to provide you with a horse and instructor to suit. You can also bring your own horse on holiday with you and make the most of the lovely riding in the forest. Please contact the stables directly on 01728 689065 to discuss your requirements.