The Hovel – Suffolk, England
A magical little retreat, secluded in remote countryside, The Hovel is surrounded by meadows, hidden in the woodland and sits by a stream. The name is deceptive as this cottage is a picture postcard rural escape, with a stylishly contemporary and luxurious interior. The kitchen is spacious and the bedroom features a romantic copper bath with a private hot tub outside. Explore the coastline and villages of the area, or just hunker down and be at one with nature.
At A Glance
Why We Love It:For it is romantic, rustic & rural.
Sleeps:2 guests in one en-suite bedroom.
Service:Self-catered with a daily housekeeping service.
Location:Just two hours from London, located on The Wilderness Reserve, an 8,000 acre country estate, in between the popular seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold in Suffolk.
Swimming:In your own private hot tub, in the estate lake, or the estate swimming pool.
Children:Leave them at home! This is perfect for a romantic escape.
Price:£1,851 - £2,523 for a 3 night stay.
The Hovel sleeps 2 guests. It is one room with country kitchen at one end, cosy bed area at the other and a striking fireplace in between.
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, Wi-fi, Towels, Bathrobes, Toiletries, Grind Coffee, Pashley Bikes, Wellies, Board games, Hairdryer, Sky Smart TV, Fireplace, Firewood, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Microwave, Iron & ironing board, Hypnos beds, BBQ, Wine fridge, Access to car charging.
Relax in your private hot tub. 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
The Hovel 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; 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 popular seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold in Suffolk.