Hex Cottage – Suffolk
Hideaway Type: A romantic fairytale cottage with no electricity. The perfect place to experience times bygone, take a digital detox and reconnect with a loved one.
Sleeps: Sleeps 2 (one en-suite bedroom).
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: Electric free, Candles, Towels, Bathrobes, Toiletries, Pashley Bikes, Wellies, Board games, Fireplace, 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: This is place is ideal for couples. Treat yourself to some time together.
Furry Friends: Pets 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: £445 per night (minimum 3 night stay at weekends).
High Season Price From: £558 per night (minimum 3 night stay at weekends).
You can’t help to restore your batteries in this electricity free haven. Follow the day’s natural rhythms, with a wood burner for warmth and hot water, and just candles to light your evenings. Hex Cottage is a little slice of rustic heaven, tucked away on the estate, surrounded by oaks and lavender. Once a forester’s cottage, it still has many of its original features, from the bread oven to the outside larder. The candle lit bedroom oozes romance with a canopy above the double Hypnos bed, sheepskin rugs and a wood burner to keep you sung. The en-suite has freestanding roll-tip bath with stunning views out over the woodland. We can think of no better place to get away from it all.
Hex 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; swimming; 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.