Find yourself suspended over the Suffolk countryside in The Balancing Barn, a unique holiday home designed to create a feeling of weightlessness and submersion in the surrounding natural environment.
Visually striking, the property sleeps eight and is clad in a reflective silver ‘membrane’ to mirror the surrounding valley, and the cantilever structure exploits the split level of the ground beneath. The Balancing Barn has four bedrooms, a spacious kitchen and dining room and a striking lounge with a large picture window giving unrivalled views over the adjacent valley, which is managed by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.
For those who appreciate quirky luxuries, two of the bedrooms have ‘in room’ baths and there’s a semi concealed door which gives you access to the garden on the level below. The decor is simple, inspired by Dutch themes married with the occasional native Suffolk reference; the wall hangings pay homage to the works of John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough, both of whom famously lived in the county.
Ideal for those who enjoy nature and wildlife, the area attracts a number of birds and insects plus there’s a wildflower meadow outside and bat boxes in the neighbouring trees. The property is located in Thorington, which is a few miles inland from the popular Suffolk coastal towns of Aldeburgh and Walberswick.
Prices start from £810 for a 4 night mid-week break, £880 for a 3 night weekend and £1555 for a 7 night break.