Walled Garden – Suffolk
Hideaway Type: A perfect for parties and gatherings lux hideaway, with private walled garden in the middle of the British countryside.
Sleeps: Sleeps 16 (8 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, Hot tub, Sauna, Towels, Bathrobes, Toiletries, Nespresso Coffee, Pashley Bikes, Wellies, Home cinema, Board games, Hairdryer, Sky Smart TV, Fireplace, Wine Cooler, Dishwasher, Microwave, Hypnos Beds.
Activities: Relax in the Walled Garden’s home cinema, play boardgames in the games room or head to the hot tub or sauna for a soak. 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: £1,675 per night (minimum 3 night stay at weekends).
This house has party written all over it. Three Victorian glass houses and a beautifully immaculate one acre private landscaped walled garden, converted into superlatively luxurious accommodation. Where once there were potting sheds and a kitchen garden, there’s now a vaulted ceilinged dining room, exceptionally luxurious bedrooms with seductive bathrooms, a large open plan living room, cinema room and a games room with pool, table tennis and table football.
Long tables for dining inside and out, flagstone floors with under floor heating, open fire places and a sauna in a corner of the garden, it’s a seriously sophisticated bolt hole. And if you need a bit more space, the Walled Garden can be taken with Garden Cottage, on the other side of the wall, with another four bedrooms.
Head outside to explore the garden and discover the espaliered fruit trees (replanted exactly as they were in Victorian times) or head to the covered hot tub and sauna. You can also enjoy a BBQ on the private terrace.
Walled Garden 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.