Black Barn CL

1 Black Barn Cottage, Saxtead Road, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9PU

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Why stay here ...

Black Barn CL is a small family run site within the grounds of our home, on the edge of Framlingham in Suffolk (0.7miles).

Black Barn CL is special because it is situated within walking distance (pavement all the way) of a thriving market town, no need to worry about parking or driving home after an evening out. For a small market town, Framlingham has a surprising amount to offer. As well as the Castle on the hill made famous by Ed Sheeran, the town is full of independent shops, cafes, 4 fabulous pubs, antiques, art exhibitions, a Deli jam packed with delicious things to temp you and a choice of beautiful walks around the castle's mere. This spring has also seen the arrival of a new Italian restaurant which has been opened by the broadcaster and food writer Ruth Watson. Twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays the town comes alive with its market, offering local food produce, as well as different stalls selling clothing, baskets and plants etc.

The area surrounding Framlingham is packed with interesting, historical and beautiful places to visit, such as RSPB Minsmere (16.3 miles), Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon burial site (10.3 miles), Rendlesham Forest Centre (10.6 miles), Woodbridge Tide Mill (13 miles) as well as the Suffolk coastal towns of Aldeburgh (15 miles) and Southwold (21 miles) which are a short drive away.

Black Barn is a new site offering 5 grass pitches on a 3/4 acre plot surrounded by mostly mature hedging and fencing, although the newly planted laurels are needing a little more time before they reach maturity! The pitching area is tucked away from our home at the back of our land and comprises of large close mown pitches surrounded by natural long meadow grass. Each pitch will happily take a large awning and has its own electrical hook up point. The communal service point, drinking water and rubbish bins are situated with easy access close by.

As well as accommodation we have created a social garden space for you to relax and enjoy, with picnic tables dotted around raised beds full of flowers and plants. The garden is also equipped with a pizza kitchen and throughout the summer we will be offering CL members delicious treats and wood fired pizza cooked by our in-house professional chef (when he is not at work).

Although the site is situated on the edge of a bustling town, the road which during the day can get quite busy, quietens by early evening and the biggest culprit for noise pollution becomes the bird song. This is an adult only site, although well behaved dogs on leads are welcome too. Dogs and their owners can enjoy a variety of different countryside walks straight from the site.

We are very excited about welcoming our first CL members to Black Barn CL and to show off the wonderful town of Framlingham and we will do our best to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • Restaurant

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:30 AM

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

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Postcode:
IP13 9PU
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Lat 52.228819 / Lon 1.32385
OS field ref:
TM270641
OS map ref:
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Brilliant CL but keep it to yourself!

Like many of us know there are certain reviews you just don’t want to write, and this is one of those. Not because of anything detrimental but just the opposite, having found a fantastic little gem you just want to keep it all to yourself. Black Barn CL falls smack bang into this bracket. Let’s start with Mollie and Richard, the owners, they were really welcoming and provided lots of pre-arrival info as well as making sure we knew where everything was when we got there, both on the site and out and about around Framlingham. A real bonus and a great reason to stay is they have a small pop-up restaurant and on several days of the week Richard, a trained chef, serves up some tempting dishes including Indian, Mexican and pizzas cooked in a wood fired oven. Even the mouth-watering aromas that waft around are very enticing. You can either eat in the neat little garden area, take your meal back to your van or even have it delivered to you. We found the site to be quiet, well laid out and with very clean water and waste facilities. A short walk takes you into the town and up to the castle, which is well worth a scout around. Market days are Tuesday and Saturday and there is some good produce on offer. If you fancy a cycle ride there are lots of quiet lanes you can access from the site and these take you out through some lovely countryside. (OS map or App recommended) A really great site, a must visit, but remember, it’s a secret gem, keep it to yourself.
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Delicious Moroccan Meal!

This is a great little site. We were directed to a spot where we had sun all afternoon/evening, but we could choose our pitch. Mollie was extremely helpful and welcoming and equipped us with some good leaflets for walks. Very tidy site, grass regularly cut. Easy walking access to Framlingham and plenty of quiet lanes to cycle. The big attraction for us was the pop up restaurant with a beautiful garden area. We had a delicious Moroccan meal one night and pizza on another. Beautiful! His amazing not to have to think about cooking or looking for somewhere to eat. We did eat in our van as it was quite chilly, but this would be a terrific place to enjoy on a warm summer evening. We don't often return to the same site, but I would wholeheartedly recommend this one and would without doubt stay here again if we were in the area.

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What a gem!

We have just enjoyed 3 nights at Black Barn CL and loved it. The site is an easy stroll to the delights of Framlingham and there is plenty of walking to be had straight from the site - we didn't use the car once during our stay. Mollie and Rich looked after us royally and we loved the pizzas from their wood fired oven and the desserts were delicious too. The facilities on the site: EHUs, chemical disposal and water were just fine. The weather had been wet in the run up to our visit and Mollie phoned the day before the let us know the site and entrance were soggy. Whilst we have a 7.5m, 1.5 tonne single axle van we do have a 4x4 so were confident we could get on and off the site and this proved to be the case. A couple of front wheel drive motor caravans did struggle but Black Barn has a couple of back-up pitches on firmer ground still within easy reach on EHUs so the day was saved. Overall we were extremely impressed and will definitely visit again!

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Top notch in every way

Black Barn is a wonderful gem set in a beautiful position. Easy walk to Framlingham, everything you’d expect from a CL but better. The welcome is genuine and warm. The real added bonus here is fresh pizza made on site at weekends. These can be enjoyed in an outside eating area around a fire pit. The sun sets are epic. We will be back
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Fab site - even in the wettest few days I've ever spent in Suffolk

Perfect base for visiting family in Framlingham and the surrounding area. Mollie and Richard very friendly and welcoming - Mollie even emailed ahead to say the pizza oven was being fired up on Friday if we were interested - we were and the pizzas were lovely. They even very kindly set up a table in one of the luxury "sheds" so we could eat in the dry with our guests. The field is spacious and the water supply and chemical disposal clean and convenient. After a lot of rain (and I mean a LOT) the entrance gate was starting to get muddy but the next morning a large load of hard core was delivered and the problem solved - we had no problem getting off the site in a 6m van. We will definitely be back. Thanks
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