The Farmhouse – Suffolk
Hideaway Type: Farmhouse chic with stunning country views. Located at the heart of a 5000 acre beautiful country estate.
Sleeps: Sleeps 12 (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: Hot Tub, Wi-fi, Towels, Bathrobes, Toiletries, Nespresso Coffee, Pashley Bikes, Wellies, Board games, Hairdryer, Sky Smart TV, Fireplace, Iron & Ironing board, Dishwasher, Microwave, 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 love celebrating with you here and throughly enjoy 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: £1,060 per night, (minimum 3 night stay at weekends).
Overlooking the lake, in a wild flower meadow, this was once the home farm and is the oldest property on the estate. The unique artisan features have all been carefully restored and combined with bold blocks of colour and exceptionally comfortable furnishings. We love the triple height hall, and the oak staircase and bridge to reach the cosy bedrooms. All of the six bedrooms are en-suite with two on the ground floor and the rest up an oak staircase. All feature king-size Hypnos beds, underfloor heating and stunning views across the estate. Bathrooms are a mix of luxurious freestanding roll-top baths or powerful showers. The beamed, turquoise kitchen has a professional range, central island, wine fridge and butler sink and there’s plenty of space for a large party to relax. Outside there is a hot tub to soak in or instead soak in the views and dine alfresco enjoying a BBQ on the Farmhouse’s private terrace.
The Farmhouse is situated at the heart of 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.