Sibton Park Manor House – Suffolk
Sleeps: Sleeps 27 (14 bedrooms, all but one en-suite)
Hideaway Type: A Grade II Georgian country manor house rurally located in 5000 acres of beautiful countryside. The perfect place to celebrate something special.
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, Housekeeping, Wellies, Towels, Bathrobes, Pashley Bikes, Nespresso Coffee, Hairdryer, Sky Smart TV, Home Cinema, Board Games, Games Room, Iron & ironing board, Washing machine, Microwave, Dishwasher, Gym, Hypnos beds, Fireplace, BBQ
Activities: Relax at the manor with its home cinema, entertaining spaces and gym. 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: They will love exploring not only the manor house itself with its vaulted cellar, games room and home cinema but the surrounding estate with so many countryside experiences on offer and Suffolk itself is an adventure.
Furry Friends: Pets are welcome to stay and celebrate with you here.
Service: Sibton Park has a live in housekeeper. Chefs, activities and experiences can all be organised for you.
Price from: £3,175 per night
Try to suppress illusions of grandeur as you wind your way around the serpentine lake and arrive at the portico pillars of Sibton Park. Period furniture, exquisitely furnished bedrooms, (even the wallpaper is listed), and a dining room and orangery made for banquets (or weddings), this manor house is country house living at its grandest. Think open fires, fine antique furniture and chandeliers alongside discreet technology. We love the high Georgian ceilings, with large sash windows looking out over parkland and the lavish interiors. There are plenty of rooms to dine and celebrate in. Whether it be in the more formal dining room or the large kitchen with wood-burner, Aga and deer-antler chandeliers, or downstairs under candlelight in the vaulted corridor. Down here you will also find the gym, private cinema and games room. Of course you can also choose to dine alfresco or BBQ in the private courtyard or the large terrace overlooking parkland, grazing livestock and the lake beyond. All you need is your family, or a large party of very close friends, and a private chef (the latter can be organised for you).
Sibton Park 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.