The Cider House – Suffolk, England
This part of the country is famous for its cider, and The Cider House was once next to a large orchard. Its quintessentially Suffolk pink render and thatched roof make it a romantic country bolt hole. Outside, it’s a rural idyll – quiet gardens and ancient oaks. Inside is contemporary luxury, with 6 en-suite bedrooms featuring free standing copper baths and supremely comfortable Hypnos beds. There is plenty of entertaining space both inside and out with the terrace boasting a private pool, sauna and hot tub.
At A Glance
Why We Love It:For its swimming pool, luxurious features & thatched roof.
Sleeps:12 guests in 6 en-suite bedrooms.
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:Take a dip in the private pool, or hot tub. Or wild swim the estate lake or estate swimming pool.
Children:This is the perfect getaway for children!
Price:£4,673 - £10,455 for a 3 night stay.
The Cider House sleeps 12 guests in 6 en-suite bedrooms.
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.
Swimming Pool, Hot tub, Sauna, Steam room, Treatment Room, Wi-fi, Towels, Bathrobes, Toiletries, Grind Coffee, Pashley Bikes, Wellies, Board games, Hairdryer, Sky Smart TV, Fireplace, Firewood, Dishwasher, Washing machine & dryer, Microwave, Iron & ironing board, Hypnos beds, BBQ, Access to car charging.
Relax in the swimming pool, hot tub or 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.
It is perfect for families and there is plenty of space both inside and out. Children will love all of the countryside experiences on offer.
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 Cider House is situated in 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; 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.
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.