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Nine Airbnb homes to visit this winter in Suffolk and north Essex

PUBLISHED: 16:54 06 November 2017

Spend a weekend in one of these Airbnb properties. Picture: BARRY PARTEN.

Spend a weekend in one of these Airbnb properties. Picture: BARRY PARTEN.

Copyright Barry Parten.All Rights Reserved.

The popularity of booking an Airbnb for a weekend away has rocketed over the past year.

Get cosy in Highwaymans House. Picture: AIRBNBGet cosy in Highwaymans House. Picture: AIRBNB

Airbnb is the new way to book accommodation when you are going away, the site allows people to rent out their property for a short amount of time.

The site has properties all over the world for a range of different prices.

The Airbnb community generates an estimated £113 million for local residents in the East of England. There have been 213,000 guest arrivals in the region since July 2016.

Highwaymans House

Bury St Edmunds

£1,000 per night

The Highwaymans House is the perfect property to stay at to spend some quality time with the whole family.

This tranquil venue can comfortably sleep 16 guests and lets you bring your four-legged friends too.

Relax with family and friends in a Grade II Listed Barn. Picture: BARRY PARTENRelax with family and friends in a Grade II Listed Barn. Picture: BARRY PARTEN

The rooms are light and airy with en-suites, this is a great place to stay if you want to explore west Suffolk.

View the property here.

Luxury Grade II-listed barn with hot tub

Braiseworth

From £199 per night

Spend a weekend in the countryside relaxing in a grade II-listed barn with family or friends.

The luxurious barn can sleep up to nine people and has a hot tub on site for you to enjoy. On top of this it has a big garden and a barbecue.

You can go on walks, hire bikes, go bird watching or explore mid Suffolk.

A spacious beautiful home. Picture: ADRIAN BUCK PHOTOGRAPHYA spacious beautiful home. Picture: ADRIAN BUCK PHOTOGRAPHY

You can view the property here.

Stunning Contemporary Seaside Home

Between Southwold and Aldeburgh

From £367 per night

Enjoy a long weekend near Suffolk’s coast in this spacious country house.

The seaside home can sleep 12 people and was featured in 25 Beautiful Homes interior magazine.

The property has three living rooms so there is plenty of room to chill out. There is also parking space for 10 cars.

You can view the property here.

Not many properties have a view of a castle like this one does! Picture: BARRY PARTENNot many properties have a view of a castle like this one does! Picture: BARRY PARTEN

Mettingham Castle Lodge in Parkland

Near Bungay

From £700 per night

Feel like you are part of a fairy tale as you enjoy the view of a castle from the comfort of the cosy home.

This gorgeous property has nine bedrooms and can sleep 16 people, do you have a special occasion coming up? Why not all stay here.

Enjoy the two terraces which over look the castle and the park and look out for the horses in the parkland.

To read more about the property click here.

A beautiful barn that dates back to the 16th century. Picture: BARRY PARTEN.A beautiful barn that dates back to the 16th century. Picture: BARRY PARTEN.

Old Oak Barn

Wetheringsett

From £400 per night

This beautiful barn dates back to the 16th Century and is located in the tranquil village of Wetheringsett.

The warm friendly building can sleep 10 people so is perfect for a relaxing get away with some friends.

The barn has a big garden, spacious rooms and allows you to check out the rural countryside.

You can view the property here.

Beautiful Tudor House

A house with history, this property was once a Tudor candle factory. Picture: AIR BNBA house with history, this property was once a Tudor candle factory. Picture: AIR BNB

Dedham

From £250 per night

A house with history, this property was once a Tudor candle factory. It now has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a yoga studio.

This property can sleep eight people and has a very pretty garden for you to enjoy.

Take a 10-minute walk from the barn to see the River Stour or hire a boat and row to Flatford Mill.

You can view the property here.

Maysent House

Braintree

Fill this property with family and friends. Picture: BARRY PARTEN.Fill this property with family and friends. Picture: BARRY PARTEN.

From £550 per night

This large Georgian property is perfect for group and family gatherings and is conveniently located 0.7 miles away from Braintree station.

With its seven bedrooms it can comfortably sleep 16 guests.

The house is very close to Freeport Braintree so you can spend a day shopping and getting your hands on bargains while you are there!

Take a look at the property here.

Period Farmhouse with Tennis Court

Near Bungay

From £400 per night

Practice your tennis skills at this lovely farmhouse. Picture: BARRY PARTEN.Practice your tennis skills at this lovely farmhouse. Picture: BARRY PARTEN.

A large pretty farmhouse with a tennis court, a jacuzzi and enough room for 10 guests.

The home is beautifully decorated and full of character.

You are surrounded by pretty gardens and a very short walk and bike ride from the town of Bungay.

Take a look at the property here.

Riverside House and Gardens

The Waveney Valley

From £185 per night

Guests who stay at Wainford Mill House have access to a boat so can enjoy a trip down the river.

Guests who stay at Wainford Mill House have access to a boat so can enjoy a trip down the river. Picture: BARRY PARTEN.Guests who stay at Wainford Mill House have access to a boat so can enjoy a trip down the river. Picture: BARRY PARTEN.

Work up an appetite on the river and take advantage of the wood fired pizza oven!

Go away as a family or escape with your spouse for a romantic weekend.

Find out more about the property here.

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