WILDERNESS RESERVE - TEMPORARY CLOSURE
In line with the guidance given by the government on 23 March we have taken the decision to close Wilderness Reserve until 16 April and so we are not taking any bookings for arrival before that date. We are keeping the situation under review and will update this message if the government guidance changes. If you are due to visit over this period, we will be in contact with you as soon as we can to discuss your options.

Chapel Barn Estate


The Grange E Tennis Pavilion B The Tabernacle D The Cider House C Chapel Barn A Moat Cottage G 1 The Hovel F 2 3 4
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FACILITIES

  • 1. Sweetshop
  • 2. Tennis court
  • 3. Archery
  • 4. Bonfire
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The History

This Tudor farmstead experienced its heyday in the 16th century when the main house, remnants of which can still be seen in the oak frame of the barn, sat alongside an old pilgrimage route from Dunwich to Bury St Edmunds. This collection of worker’s cottages and barns has been lovingly restored and the rolling landscape brought back to life, with cattle and sheep once again grazing the valley sides and a traditional apple orchard being replanted.

Chapel Barn itself is a traditional Suffolk long barn converted with sensitivity to offer generous space for celebrations and events at ground level, with a lower level pool and hot tub. Across this new estate, Chapel Barn offers 14 bedrooms beside the 7 bedrooms at The Grange, 6 bedrooms at The Cider House, 6 bedrooms at Moat Cottage and two unique one bedroom boltholes perfect for romantic escapes – ‘Tennis Pavilion’ and ‘The Tabernacle’.

Set in this forgotten corner of Suffolk, the renovation has been led by the Estate build team using natural materials and working with local crafts men and women on the oak frames, lime pargetting, and long straw and read thatch, to preserve these traditional techniques.