Moat Cottage

Weekends from £3,100

Set on a hill 15 minutes by car from the main estate, this Tudor farmhouse has been restored and extended to provide six bedrooms including one its own boat house with in-room roll-top bath and hot tub perched over the moat. Accessed via a private drive and footbridge, this pretty pink thatched farmhouse has underfloor heating on all three levels and a large open plan kitchen & dining room.

The kitchen has a large island, wine fridge, professional range and butler sink and guests can dine with views across parkland and fields. Upstairs, think Hypnos beds, underfloor heating and exposed beams. The master has its own in-room freestanding zinc roll-top bath and others have en suite showers or baths.

Explore the summer house perched above the moat with its rods for catching roach, rudd, skimmers and carp or take to the water in the rowing boat. As evening draws in, curl up on comfy sofas with hearty reds and Suffolk cheeses by the Inglenook fireplace in the beamed sitting room, your total escape. Outside, enjoy BBQs on the lawn, explore the local area on Pashley bicycles or hold your own tournament on the tennis court on the main estate open year-round. Try your hand at paddle boarding or rowing on the serpentine lake, learn more about the nature that calls Wilderness Reserve home with our estate ecologist or practice your shot with world-class clay instructors. Wilderness Reserve is nestled in 5,000 acres across three river valleys in the county boasting some of the cleanest air in England, yet just a short drive from Suffolk’s celebrated heritage coast. Here, discover one of England’s finest piers at Southwold, enjoy famous fish & chips in Aldeburgh or make your own gin at the Adnams Brewery. For the adventurous, take to the waves in a rib from Southwold with Coastal Challenger, or visit Go Ape, Suffolk’s biggest tree top adventure. In the beautiful fir trees of Thetford Forest discover your inner jungle explorer by climbing rope ladders, swinging through the trees and hurtling down zip wires.

The Essentials

Sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 bedrooms

1 cloakroom and 6 en suite bathrooms

Wi-Fi Access, Private Hot Tub, Fishing Rods & Nets, Rowing Boat, Underfloor Heating, Noble Isle Products, Soft Bath & Pool Towels, Use of Pashley Bikes (on main estate), Use of Tennis Equipment (on main estate), Hairdryers, Wireless Speaker, Smart TV (SKY), Magazines & Board Games, BBQ (requires coals), Iron / Ironing Board, Logs for Fireplaces

Complimentary housekeeping is available on request.

Arrival time is 4pm onwards with a departure time of 11am. Later departure time can be arranged on request.


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Inside Moat Cottage

Moat Cottage, a sensitively-restored Tudor farmhouse with five bedrooms, a plank-floored sitting room and a lovely boat cottage that serves as a sixth en suite accommodation.

In the kitchen

Range Cooker
Washing Machine
American-Style Fridge
Wine Fridge
Nespresso Coffee Machine & Pods

Teapigs Teas

In the Larder

Rapeseed Oil

Old Mill Chutney
Strawberry Jam

Balsamic Vinegar

Chardonnay Brut

Farmhouse Bread
Fairfeild Crisps
Highhouse Apple Juice
Block of Butter
Pint of Milk


Traditional Boat Charter

Day trip from £1,200

A four-and-a-half-hour cruise on the sailing bawley ‘Mary Amelia’ for up to 6 guests.

Wine Tasting

From £30 per person

Indulge in wine tasting with wine expert Rob Chase, with over 20 years in the wine industry including a spell with local brewery Adnams.

Rowing Boats


Nothing is more quintessentially English than the languid pulling of oars on a summer afternoon across one of Wilderness Reserve’s lakes.

See all activities

From £25

From complimentary ammenities like Pashley bikes and paddle boarding to paid extras like fishing, yoga or other group activities.