Wilderness Reserve : Luxury Holiday Cottages to Rent in Suffolk

WILDERNESS RESERVEis a collection of exclusive use country houses, luxury farmhouses, and holiday cottages to rent all set on a 5000 acre private estate

WILDERNESS RESERVE

is a collection of exclusive use country houses, luxury farmhouses, and holiday cottages to rent all set on 5000 acre private estate.


“ It’s the most exciting countryside initiative in England today.“


Tucked away in a forgotten East Anglian corner is Wilderness, where pure countryside meets luxury staycation and the definition of a holiday cottage to rent is being redefined.

Unlike traditional self-catering holiday cottages, Wilderness’s homes are all on a 5000 acre private estate and looked after by a team with the most exacting standards. Exceptionally well-designed interiors set our cottages apart, all individual in their style and decor. A range of indoor and outdoor activities are available, from complimentary Pashley cycles and row boats all the way to private chefs, making Wilderness the ideal destination for couples, friends, or families looking for a countryside retreat.

As you wind up the serpentine drive, sheep and cows graze lazily alongside whilst the sound of oars slipping through the lake puncture the blessed silence of the countryside. Early-risers can be treated to the sound of woodpeckers and the chorus of songbirds, our Wilderness Ranger on hand for those keen to check on our 2000 nest boxes. Birdwatching holidays are cool now.

 

Wilderness Reserve is a return to old fashioned hospitality – wave hello to housekeeping, you’ll spot them darting about the estates in their traditional Morris Minors! – and no request is too big or small. Free from the restrictions of a hotel, we want you to treat this as your blank canvas. Suffolk has always been a quiet county – before it’s infamous castle on the hill came to international attention – more known for it’s vast blue skies, epic sunsets, and pretty pink cottages. Iconic sea side towns like Aldeburgh and Southwold sees queues down the street for fish and chips, freshly shucked oysters, and a cold pint of locally brewed Adnams. Wilderness Reserve sits in-between, a short jump to these foodie destinations and a mere 2 hours from the whirl of London life.

Wilderness Reserve’s journey began more than 20 years ago with the restoration of it’s Arcadian landscapes, all under the watchful eye of renowned landscape architect Kim Wilkie. Now covering two separate estates, Wilderness Reserve has grown to over 15 properties with almost 100 bedrooms all sensitively restored by local artisans.

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Just us two

Romantic boltholes for the ultimate weekend escape are a Wilderness Reserve speciality. Reconnect with nature and each other in our electricity-free Hex Cottage for that digital detox retreat or take to the cosy loveseats in The Hovel, hidden away in a secluded corner of the estate. And for the epitome of romantic escapism is The Tabernacle, featuring it's own sunken hot tub on a private island accessible only via the drawbridge of your jetty for the most instagrammable holiday cottage with hot tub.

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Just us two

Romantic boltholes for the ultimate weekend escape are a Wilderness Reserve speciality. Reconnect with nature and each other in our electricity-free Hex Cottage for that digital detox retreat or take to the cosy loveseats in The Hovel, hidden away in a secluded corner of the estate. And for the epitome of romantic escapism is The Tabernacle, featuring it's own sunken hot tub on a private island accessible only via the drawbridge of your jetty for the most instagrammable holiday cottage with hot tub.

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Gather the family

Chic retreats for the whole brood – for the tree-climbing adventurer to ever-chilled teen, bring together the family in one of our luxury holiday cottages and experience quintessential English countryside living. From our infamous pink Farmhouse, ideal for that sundown terrace dinner, to our design-led Cider House with private swimming pool. Or perhaps The Cartshed, with it's open plan kitchen-living area, complete with hanging fireplace and grazing cows nearby.

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Celebrate the night away

For those unforgettable events which demand a special touch, our collection of larger celebration cottages and party houses are perfect for every type of get-together From the wine and dine enthusiast to those who want to dance the night away, take advantage of what lies beneath Sibton Park and enjoy the games room, gym, cinema room, and wine cellar. Or take Walled Garden with it's floor-to-ceiling windows opening out to your own private sauna and hot tub. Then there's Chapel Barn whose indoor pool is bathed in generous light from the seemingly never-ending Crittal windows.

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Celebrate the night away

For those unforgettable events which demand a special touch, our collection of larger celebration cottages and party houses are perfect for every type of get-together From the wine and dine enthusiast to those who want to dance the night away, take advantage of what lies beneath Sibton Park and enjoy the games room, gym, cinema room, and wine cellar. Or take Walled Garden with it's floor-to-ceiling windows opening out to your own private sauna and hot tub. Then there's Chapel Barn whose indoor pool is bathed in generous light from the seemingly never-ending Crittal windows.

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“ This lovingly restored Suffolk estate has it all – row a boat across the ornamental lake, play tennis or do absolutely nothing in the hot tub.“

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Our Story

In the last lost corner of England, there has been a quiet but determined conservation effort. Over the past five years, we have planted over 600,000 trees and sown acres of wildflower, creating vast carpets of green to gold and purple to blue. There are few places left that can boast as many species of bird, plant, moth, or butterfly.