Stump – Suffolk, England
Standing tall on the edge of a natural swimming pond and away from the main Wilderness Reserve estate, Stump is a charming, characterful thatched one bedroom spa house with everything a couple could need to switch off, relax and unwind. Guests have their own sauna and steam rooms for private relaxing spa treatments, outside dining and fireplace at the lake house to ease the day away, a private natural swimming lake with its own jetty, row boat for messing around on the water.
Inside the two-storey thatched cottage the unique tree fireplace takes centre stage, and it has been kitted out every modern convenience and everything you need to truly unwind.
At A Glance
Why We Love It:For its location on the waters edge with lake house, jetty, hot tub, spa, row boat & far reaching parkland views.
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 the hot tub, natural swimming pond, the estate lake, or the estate swimming pool.
Children:This is a grown up retreat.
Weekly Price:£2,328 - £3,174 for a 3 night stay.
Sleeps 2 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, Wi-Fi, Towels, Bathrobes, Toiletries, Towels, Grind Coffee, Wine fridge, Pashley Bikes, Wellies, Board games, Hairdryer, Sky Smart TV, Fireplace, Firewood, Iron & Ironing board, Dishwasher, Microwave, Hypnos Beds, BBQ, Rowboat.
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 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
Stump 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 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.
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.