The Grange – Suffolk
Hideaway Type: The perfect countryside retreat for celebrating with friends or family boasting a swimming pool, hot tub and sauna.
Sleeps: Sleeps 14 (in 7 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, Swimming Pool, Sauna, Treatment Room, Large Garden, 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: Swim in your private pool, soak in the hot tub or sweat it out in the 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 with so much to do at the farmhouse and 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: £1,517 per night (minimum 3 night stay at weekends).
A stylishly renovated typical Suffolk farmhouse, The Grange has a very grown up feel. It’s a perfect house for catching up with family and entertaining, with seven en-suite bedrooms – the main event being the enormous open plan kitchen with large centre island and dining area. Handmade floor to ceiling doors open out onto the terrace and private walled garden. The outside area is its own playground with private swimming pool, sauna, outdoor fire, hot tub and outdoor dining area making it idyllic for long relaxed lunches and summer evenings.
The Grange 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.