The Cartshed – Suffolk
Hideaway Type: A bright beautifully restored countryside cottage. The perfect place to lose yourself in nature.
Sleeps: Sleeps 8 (in 4 en-suite bedrooms)
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, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Microwave, Iron & ironing board, 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: They will throughly enjoy admiring the wildlife out of the large windows, delight in all of the countryside experiences on offer and Suffolk itself is an adventure.
Furry Friends: Pets are welcome to stay with you here.
Service: Daily housekeeping service. Chefs, activities and experiences can all be organised for you.
Price from: £791 per night (minimum 3 night stay at weekends).
The Cartshed boasts stunning countryside views as far as the eye can see. Guests can admire nature at its best through the large floor to ceiling windows which make the property extremely bright and light. The restoration work has created a supremely luxurious space, with high ceilings, green oak beams and toasty underfloor heating. Two of the bedrooms have enormous freestanding copper bathtubs in the rooms, whilst the others have luxuriously-appointed shower rooms and they all have extremely comfortable Hypnos beds. The open-plan living room has a Ergo Focus wood burner to keep you snuggly in the winter months, whilst the kitchen has a large island, butler sink and a dining table for eight. The Cartshed is also glorious throughout the summer, where you can sit on the terrace, enjoying a BBQ, watching the cows and sheep in the fields.
The Cartshed 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.