Doxie – Suffolk, England
If you were to imagine the perfect rural retreat, Doxie would come pretty close. Hidden away, on the edge of woodland, it’s wonderfully romantic and the stuff that dreams are made of. It sits in lawns, right in front of its own natural swimming pond. Take a dip each morning or evening, or just float about in your wooden rowing boat. This bijou cottage has a comfortable double height living space with a fully equipped kitchen downstairs, sauna and steam room, and a bedroom and bathroom upstairs, snuggled underneath the thatched roof.
The covered terrace has an outside kitchen and fireplace and further out on the deck is a hot tub. You’ll be hard-pressed to move from this spot, with the views over parkland and completely immersed in peace and quiet.
At A Glance
Why We Love It:For it's romantic fairytale vibes.
Sleeps:2 guests in 1 en-suite bedroom.
Service:Self-catered with daily housekeeping service.
Location:Just two hours from London, located on The Wilderness Reserve, an 8,000 acre country estate, in between the pretty seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold in Suffolk.
Swimming:In the private hot tub, natural swimming pond, the estate lake, or the estate swimming pool.
Children:Definitely an adult only bolt-hole.
Weekly Price:£2,328 - £3,174 for a 3 night stay.
It is a romantic hideaway sleeping 2 guests in 1 en-suite bedroom.
service & extras
There is a daily housekeeping service. Our concierge team will also look after your every request and will organise everything in advance that you might need during your stay. From chefs, activities and experiences.
Hot tub, Sauna, Steam room, Bathrobes, Toiletries, Towels, Hairdryer, Car charging point, Pashley bikes, Nespresso machine, Grind coffee, WiFi, Fireplace with wood, Board games, Hypnos bed, Wine fridge, Dishwasher, BBQ & a Rowing boat.
Row on your private pond, 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, 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.
The Wilderness Reserve represents a magical 8,000-acre paradise for wildlife restoration with conservation a central focus. Proudly housing a vast array of species, including 125 birds, 33 mammals, 220 plants, almost 600 moths, 23 butterflies, 20 dragonflies, and 4 amphibians, there’s plenty for you to explore too! These populations are keenly supported by 2,000 nest boxes and wildflower seed sown each year on top of the 1 million trees planted.
The Wilderness Reserve
Doxie is part of the Wilderness Reserve – 8,000 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 has generated an exceptionally diverse natural habitat for countless native species of wildlife, and grazing 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.
Wilderness Reserve, Suffolk
Just two hours from London, located on The Wilderness Reserve, an 8,000 acre country estate, in between the pretty seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold in Suffolk.