Welcome to the tranquillity of Barsham and the big skies of Suffolk. A small working farm, with laying chickens, sheep and cows.
We have 2 luxury tented lodges that can sleep a family of 6 - 8 in style with hot running water, electric sockets and wood burning cooker complimented with an electric stove, private toilet and shower.
Or you could hire one of three shepherds huts for that romantic retreat, a family get away or somewhere to put your head down, after cycling or walking all day. They are fully insulated and heated so what ever the weather they are warm and cosy. They all have there own showers and toilet, so no running across a field at night.
If you would like to really put your feet up, why don't you order a stew on arrival or have a full English breakfast delivered to your door.
Each tent and shepherd hut has its own BBQ which can also be used as a fire pit, a fantastic way to pass a evening sitting around the fire and watching the sunsets and stars of our big skies.
This site is ideal for group or family gatherings
You will delight in the space, fresh air and seeing how a working farm works. This is a time to get away from all things modern and resort back to nature.
The Shepherd's Huts
Our huts are hand built by Riverside Shepherds Huts, using the traditional methods, originally these huts were built for agriculture workers working away from the farm i.e. during lambing time or a gamekeeper on a large estate.
Our huts have the traditional look, but all the modern comforts without the distraction of TV wifi etc.
We have introduced three shepherds’ huts to our site. Each one offering something different. Once again we are offering outdoor living with a twist- luxury, comfort, beautiful countryside, and the great outdoors. All our huts have a bespoke kitchen area, and a well thought out shower/toilet area, so no running across fields in the night. They are fully insulated and heated.
Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or rural retreat with the family our shepherd’s huts have everything.
Suffolk is a slightly smaller hut and instead of having the bed already made up it has a seating and table area, so at night you will have to make up your own bed. You will be given the same luxury bedding and towels. This hut is well behaved pet friendly.
The kitchen area has a fridge, 2 plate hob, and integrated microwave oven with grill.
On those warm summer evenings we have a table and chairs for you to sit out on and a bbq/fire pit.
This hut is 18ft x 7ft and suitable for 2 people. The relaxing colours in this hut would chill most people out! There is a stable door a fold out table with 2 stools and a small cupboard with hanging space.
With its bespoke kitchen area, with a integrated oven, fridge and 2 plate hob. Bespoke shower/toilet area. The double bed is already made for you with a scrumptious memory foam mattress, wool duvet, which is meant to give you the perfect night sleep, with luxury cotton bedding and large Egyptian towels included.
On those warm summer evenings we have a table and chairs for you to sit out on and a BBQ/fire pit.
Sorry no pets.
This has the same lay out as the Norfolk Horn, but is able to accommodate two under fives or 110 cm with two pull down bunk beds, above the parents bed.
Sorry no pets.
The Tented Lodge's
Our tented lodges are based around African safari tents, perfect for families to get close to nature. With all the comfort of a permanent structure, but the lodges preserve the romance and atmosphere of a tent. The lodges are very comfortable and include everything required to make your stay extra special.
We have two lodges (Chaffinch & Goldfinch) each sleeping up to 8 people. Each lodge has a double bed in the master room, a bunkroom and a custom made ‘cabin’ double bed which has doors opening into the living room and the bunkroom. There is also a double sofa bed in the living area. A cot bed is available on request for younger children.
Each lodge has its own flush away toilet and shower. Each lodge is also fully equipped with electric sockets, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils and wood burning stove.
Minimum stay 2 nights except bank holidays, 3 nights (Friday – Monday) and weekend of 14th July (Latitude weekend) minimum stay 3 nights. Summer school holidays bookings are done from Friday to Monday ( 3 nights) and Monday to Friday (4 nights).
No minimum stay except bank holidays 3 nights (Friday –Monday) and school holidays bookings are done from Friday to Monday (3 nights) and Monday to Friday (4 nights). and weekend of 14th July (Latitude weekend) minimum stay 3 nights.
The Wards and Griggs
Thank you so much! We're four adults, two big boys, a five year old and three year old and we have all be entertained and enjoyed our stay. The tent is so clean, well stocked and little touches like flowers and cake were just so thoughtful. We will definitely return it is amazing here. Gorgeous location. Love love love.
Lily and Eddie
Our first time staying at a shepherds hut and we weren't disappointed. Lovely warm cosy hide away, with everything you need and what a lovely welcome, with flowers, cakes, eggs and milk. Thank you, have so enjoyed our stay.
Ran and Rose
Wow! Wow! Wow!
Will be back,
Really good! Watching the sheep, pigs and chickens was just amazing! Plenty of space to play games and run around! We will definitely be back! Very welcoming. Thank you.
The Christian family
Gorgeous location! Stunning accommodation! Safe place for children to explore carefree playing and feed the animals. The perfect getaway for peaceful relaxation. Thank you so much for the eggs and delicious cake! You will be highly recommend too all our friends and family
Just wanted to drop you a few lines to say what a wonderful weekend away we had at Dawn Chorus.
The tent was amazing and really well equipped, was so nice not to have to bring along all our bedding and towels as with most glamping breaks we have done.
The cake was delicious and we all tucked into it.
Loved the fact that there was open space and that you haven't put loads of tents and huts on the field.
We are all looking forward to booking up again and visiting next year.
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dawn Chorus.
Collect your eggs from the chicken coup
Watch all the farm animals
Walking we have three circular walks from our site ranging in miles
Cycle routes nearby
Play with the outdoor toys or indoor games
Our farm is situated in the stunning Waveney Valley, on the Suffolk Norfolk border, a 5 minute drive from the beautiful market town of Beccles and a 20 minute drive to historic seaside town of Southwold.