A fine example of modern architecture standing on the edge of a tranquil nature reserve a few miles inland from the Suffolk coast, near the historic towns of Walberswick and Aldeburgh, is The Balancing Barn.
Clad in elegant silver tiles, the house dramatically cantilevers over the landscape, providing views from its huge panoramic windows over woods, ponds and meadows. The house was designed by the Dutch firm MVRDV, who have won a world-wide reputation for the ingenuity, playfulness and comfort of their designs.
Sleeps up to 8 people. Four double bedrooms, one of which can be made up as a twin room, all with ensuite facilities. Two of the bedrooms (bedrooms 1 & 2) have an in-bedroom bath as well as an ensuite bathroom.
Prices from £740 for a 4-night break (the equivalent of £24 per person per night).
We also rent The Dune House in Thorpeness
(which sleeps up to 9 people) and accepts one dog.