Reindeer Cottage, Sternfield

Sternfield, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • 3 Star
  • Situated on a farm which is used for the cultivation of Christimas trees, Reindeer Cottage provides a perfect base from which to explore the Suffolk Coast, as well as the many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

You can book this property from:

  • £689 per week
  • £98 per night
  • 3 Star


One of three superbly designed traditional Suffolk barns - Red House Barns - now available for self-catered holiday letting. Situated close to the Suffolk coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Reindeer Cottage provides the perfect base for exploring Aldeburgh and the Suffolk coast.

With a keen eye for luxury and comfort, Reindeer Cottage is a two storey traditional red brick Suffolk barn, beautifully converted in 2010, and retaining much of its original studwork and beams. Welsh slate covers the ground floor, reclaimed from the Records Office in Chancery Lane, London the flooring once supported records dating back many centuries, now with underfloor heating it is toasty warm. Top quality appliances and furnishing make the property really homely and comfortable


Close to the Suffolk coast amidst farmland, in the heart of the Suffolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Know what you're getting:
The farm on which Reindeer Cottage, one of three self-catering holiday cottages at Red House Barns, is situated is used in part for the cultivation of Christmas trees.

House style:

Victorian brick-constructed barn with an open-plan living space, simple but extremely well furnished with a real eye to comfort - Hypnos beds, quality bed linen and traditional log burning stove, underfloor heating, dishwasher, washing machine etc. Everything is of superb quality. 

A long farm track leads from the village of Sternfield to Red House Barns. Outside to the front is a drive and plenty of parking space away to the left, whilst French doors from the sitting room open onto a fenced terrace with table and chairs and lovely hot tub. Beyond the terrace is a communal lawned garden with mature trees and shrubs. To one side of the barns is a single storey building with large games room and shower room (with disabled access). Outside the games room is a covered area with space for bikes, outdoor wear etc. Beside the games room is a large grassed area with table and chairs and loads of space for ball games, dog walking etc. The surrounding farmland is peppered with public footpaths and the track and nearby bridleways are good for cycling. There are further farm buildings opposite the barns which are used for grain storage and stabling for the farm's reindeer. 

4 (and a baby)

Ideal for:
An outdoor loving family with children, two couples or a larger group taking Stable Cottage (sleeps 2) and Christmas Cottage (sleeps 4) as well. Close to the coast at Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, it will suit beach lovers. Just a 20 minute drive from RSPB Minsmere.

Great for children, there is lots of outside space for games, reindeer in the stable yard across the way and a lovely games room with table top football and table tennis. Close to the coast, Reindeer Cottage will be great fun in summer or winter - particularly appealing to children prior to Christmas when there is a lovely Christmas shop in one of the farm barns and of course Father Christmas's reindeer to see. However, this is a working farm and children should be kept away from farm machinery and working buildings.

Eating & Drinking:
Booking all three properties for one party gives you access to the large dining table in the games room as well as your own dining table in the cottage. There are excellent pubs in Snape (3 in all) and at Aldeburgh, where there are also some excellent restaurants. You can buy fresh fish from the fishermen on the beach and there are several excellent local produce shops selling organic fruit and vegetables as well as fresh samphire and lovely Metfield bread.

CD radio in the sitting room and a year round programme of musical events at Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings Concert Hall, home of Aldeburgh Music.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 2.5 miles
  • Shop 2.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Games room
  • Hot tub

Nearby activities

  • Walking


  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.