The Cider House – Suffolk
Hideaway Type: A traditional Suffolk pink thatched cottage. Perfect for some relaxed down time with loved ones.
Sleeps: Sleeps 12 (in 6 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: Swimming Pool, Hot tub, Sauna, Treatment Room, 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: Relax in the swimming pool, hot tub or sauna. 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: It is perfect for families and there is plenty of space both inside and out. Children will love all of the countryside experiences on offer.
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: £1,165 per night (minimum 3 night stay at weekends)
This part of the country is famous for its cider, and The Cider House was once next to a large orchard. Its quintessentially Suffolk pink render and thatched roof make it a romantic country bolt hole. Outside, it’s a rural idyll – quiet gardens and ancient oaks. Inside is contemporary luxury, with 6 en-suite bedrooms featuring free standing copper baths and supremely comfortable Hypnos beds. There is plenty of entertaining space both inside and out with the terrace boasting a private pool, sauna and hot tub.
The Cider House is situated in 5,000 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 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.