Nestled in a serene Suffolk village, The Engine House is a stunningly restored early 1900s brick industrial brick building that was originally built to supply electricity to the stately home Barton Hall In 1914, following a fire that destroyed the stately home, The Engine House became redundant and in the following decades, it served as a forge, a green grocer's storage area, and an artist's studio. Working with architect Michael Corsar, in 2017 the Engine House was lovingly restored and extended by its owner. The property accommodates up to six people in its three double bedrooms. Visitors can bask in the changing seasons, delighting in activities such as river swimming, cycling, visiting the local vineyard, or enjoy the private walled garden during the balmy late spring and summer months. In cooler months, hunker down in front of the wood burner, project a film or wrap up for a walk on Knettishall Heath.
The Engine House is located just three miles from Bury St Edmunds, a picturesque market town nestled in the heart of Suffolk 1.5 hours from London. With a rich history that dates back to medieval times, the town boasts impressive architecture, charming streets, and stunning green spaces. Visitors can explore the ruins of the Bury St Edmunds Abbey, stroll through the beautiful Abbey Gardens, or marvel at the Gothic St Edmundsbury Cathedral. The town centre is filled with quaint shops, restaurants, a market and a cinema.
Bedroom 1: Double bed
Bedroom 2: Double bed
Bedroom 3: Double bed (can be made up with two single beds)
Shower and large bath
Kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer as well as basic supplies such as tea and coffee
Small projector, speaker, adaptor (bring your own laptop)
Outdoor chairs and table
Wood burner and logs
£300—£375 depending on season
3 nights minimum/2 weeks maximum (flexible)
Availability throughout the year, please contact the host for booking enquiries