Hayjack – Suffolk
Hideaway type: An intimate thatched hilltop bolt hole, with a private lake. The perfect spot to reconnect with nature and spend quality time with a loved one.
Sleeps: Sleeps 2 (in one en-suite bedroom).
Location: Just two hours from London, located on The Wilderness Reserve, an 8,000 acre country estate, in between the pretty seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold in Suffolk.
Facilities: Hot tub, Sauna, Steam room, Car charging point, Pashley bikes, Nespresso machine, WiFi, Fireplace with wood, Board games, Hypnos bed, Wine fridge, BBQ & a Rowing boat.
Activities: Row on your private lake, soak in the hot tub or sweat it out in the sauna. Put your wellies on and stomp through the countryside, or take out the Pashley bikes to explore it on two wheels, 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: Hayjack is for couples looking for a quiet break.
Furry friends: Hayjack welcomes well-behaved pets.
Service: Daily housekeeping service. Chefs, activities and experiences can all be organised for you.
Low Season Price From: £673 per night (minimum 3 night stay at weekends).
High Season Price From: £673 per night (minimum 3 night stay at weekends).
On the edge of woodland, remote and away from the main estate, Hayjack is a seductively quiet retreat. Cosy and intimate and under a traditional thatched roof, it has every modern comfort you could possibly want. We love the open plan design, with the bedroom opening out into the living area and fully equipped kitchen. You can’t miss the fireplace – it’s like something from a Brothers Grimm fairytale. The bathroom comes with a sauna and a steam room, and there’s plenty of space inside and out for dining. The large French doors open directly onto grazing pasture, and you’re steps away from your own lake, beckoning to you for a morning swim, or a gentle row in the boat tied to the jetty. And at the other side, on a separate terrace looking back over your bolt hole, is a hot tub.
Sibton Park Estate is part of the Wilderness Reserve – 8,000 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 has generated an exceptionally diverse natural habitat for countless native species of wildlife, and grazing 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 too! These populations are keenly supported by 2,000 nest boxes and wildflower seed sown each year on top of the 1 million trees planted.