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Garden Cottage – Suffolk

The detail

Hideaway Type: A quirky cottage, perfect for families or a couple of families located on a 5000 acre private estate.

Sleeps: Sleeps 12 (3 double bedrooms and 1 triple bunk room sleeping 6)

Location: Just two hours from London, located on The Wilderness Reserve, a 5000 acre country estate, in-between the iconic seas side towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold in Suffolk.

Facilities: Wi-fi, Towels, Bathrobes, Toiletries, Nespresso Coffee, Pashley Bikes, Wellies, Board games, Hairdryer, Sky Smart TV, Fireplace, Iron & Ironing board, Dishwasher, Microwave, Hypnos Beds, BBQ

Activities: Put your wellies on and stomp through the countryside, or take out the Pashley bikes to explore it on two wheels, row or paddle board on the lakes, play tennis, go clay pigeon shooting, try archery, or learn about the natural inhabitants with the ranger. Take a short drive to Suffolk and delight in its heritage coast, enjoy the local fish&chips or make your own gin at Adnams Brewery. The adventurous can take a rib out on the waters or visit Go Ape, Suffolk’s biggest tree top adventure.

Children: The bunk room is perfect for sleepovers.  Kids will also love all of the countryside experiences on offer and Suffolk itself is an adventure.

Furry Friends: Dogs are welcome to stay with you here.

Service: Daily housekeeping service. Chefs, activities and experiences can all be organised for you.

Low Season Price From: £608 per night (minimum 3 night stay at weekends).

High Season Price From: £911 per night (minimum 3 night stay at weekends).

Cosy and full of curious features, this quirkily restored head gardener’s cottage is built into the wall of the original flower and vegetable garden. The green man fireplace (inspired by local folklore) and the 30ft glass covered well in the kitchen, give Garden Cottage its character, whilst the velvety fabrics, huge copper bathtubs and adult size bunk beds, give it its luxury. Two of the three double bedrooms feature in-room freestanding baths, the third double bedroom has an en-suite shower room. The bunk room is also en-suite. All rooms feature underfloor heating and dimmable lights. Head outside to enjoy BBQs on the private terrace. For larger parties we recommend that guests take this with Walled Garden hideaway in Suffolk which is situated next door.

The Garden Cottage is situated on 5000 acres of remarkable parkland where arable pastures have been returned to nature, native woodland has burgeoned with the planting of thousands of trees, and lakes and wetlands have been created across three valleys. This is known as The Wilderrness Reserve – an exceptionally diverse natural habitat for countless native species of wildlife and crazing sheep and cattle. Here you can lose yourself for a long weekend, or a week. Kick back, get close to nature and enjoy some of the cleanest air in the country.

The Wilderness Reserve is a place for total relaxation. You can explore this part of Suffolk, or choose to roam the estate on the Pashley bicycles stocked in each property (there are wellies you can borrow too); row or paddle board on the lakes; host a tennis tournament; clay pigeon shoot or learn about the natural inhabitants with the resident ranger. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome to come. Breakfast hampers can be provided, and private chefs can be organised, if you’re not tempted off the estate to one of the many fabulous local pubs and restaurants.


The Wilderness Reserve represents a magical 8,000-acre paradise for wildlife restoration with conservation a central focus. Proudly housing a vast array of species, including 125 birds, 33 mammals, 220 plants, almost 600 moths, 23 butterflies, 20 dragonflies, and 4 amphibians, there’s plenty for you to explore to! These populations are keenly supported by 2,000 nest boxes and wildflower seed sown each year on top of the 1 million trees planted.

Pricing & Availability

For all hotel pricing and availability please speak to Philippa, Gemma, or Jo on the phone (01306 264 005), or via email (, or


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