Garden Cottage – Suffolk, England
Cosy and full of curious features, this quirkily restored head gardener’s cottage is built into the wall of the original flower and vegetable garden. The green man fireplace (inspired by local folklore) and the 30ft glass covered well in the kitchen, give Garden Cottage its character, whilst the velvety fabrics, huge copper bathtubs and adult size bunk beds, give it its luxury. Two of the three double bedrooms feature in-room freestanding baths, the third double bedroom has an en-suite shower room.
The bunk room is also en-suite. All rooms feature underfloor heating and dimmable lights. Head outside to enjoy BBQs on the private terrace. For larger parties we recommend that guests take this with Walled Garden hideaway in Suffolk which is situated next door.
At A Glance
Why We Love It:For its quirkiness & cosiness.
Sleeps:12 guests in 3 double bedrooms and in a six-bed bunk dorm.
Service:Self-catered with daily housekeeping.
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 estate lake, or the estate swimming pool.
Children:Children are more than welcome here, they'll love it!
Weekly Price:£1,939 - £3,897 for a 3 night stay.
The Garden Cottage sleeps up to 12 guests in three double bedrooms and a six bed bunk dorm. Two of the three double bedrooms feature in-room freestanding baths, the third double bedroom has an en-suite shower room. The bunk room is also en-suite. All rooms feature underfloor heating and dimmable lights.
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.
Wi-fi, Towels, Bathrobes, Toiletries, Grind Coffee, Pashley Bikes, Wellies, Board games, Hairdryer, Sky Smart TV, Fireplace, Firewood Iron & Ironing board, Dishwasher, Microwave, Washing machine, Tumble dryer, Hypnos Beds, BBQ.
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.
The bunk room is perfect for sleepovers. Kids will also love all of the countryside experiences on offer and Suffolk itself is an 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
The Garden Cottage is situated on 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 is known as The Wilderness Reserve – 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.