Hex Cottage

One night from £160
SIZE - 861ft2 / 80m2



Just one, lit only by candlelight.


11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in: 4pm.


Double room from £80 per person, based on a Monday in low season.


Hex Cottage is the most romantic little cottage we’ve ever seen, with it’s thatched roof and private lavender meadow as a back garden. Whether it’s time for a digital detox (the Esse wood-burning range provides all the hot water and heating, the only source of light is from open fires and candles) or just an opportunity to reconnect with your loved one, this is a real experience not to be missed.


Electricity-free means electricity-free (but there’s still wifi!).

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“There’s no electricity, so absolutely everything is done by candlelight. The stuff that Disney-princess dreams are made of.”

A dreamy thatched former forester’s cottage for two, electricity-free, candlelit and set in woods overlooking its own meadow. An Esse wood-burning range in the kitchen provides all the hot water and heating, with open fires in the sitting room and bedroom.

In the kitchen, original bread ovens, brick floors and butler sinks complete this unique 'gingerbread house'. Swing open the door to discover your own herb garden, store for the all-important logs and wilderness beyond. In the candlelit bedroom be transported to a real life fairy-tale with a draping canopy above the double Hypnos bed, sheepskin rugs and a crackling wood burner to keep you toasty.

Quirky antique furniture mixed with contemporary touches make Hex Cottage a truly unforgettable destination. In the en suite bathroom the freestanding roll-top bath looks out over woodland views through leaded-light windows, perfect for long soaks. Outside, enjoy BBQs on the private terrace, explore the estate on Pashley bicycles or hold your own tournament on the tennis court open year-round (located on the main estate a short drive or bicycle ride away). Try your hand at paddle boarding or rowing on the serpentine lake, learn more about the nature that calls Wilderness 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