It's a luxury escape, with a solid grounding in nature. Spend your rural escape at Wilderness, a beautifully and imaginatively restored rural estate nestled in the heart of Suffolk countryside, and a short drive from the county’s historic and wild coast.
Each restored property across the estate has been refurbished with a luxurious and modern twist, from the old head gardener’s cottage to the Cartshed and Manor. The rolling 5,000 acres boasts over 100 different species of birds, including many at risk species such as Buzzards, Raptors, and wetland species like Reed Bunting and Reed Warblers. You will also see wild deer and barn owls on the estate, and occasionally the blue flash of a kingfisher.
Our lakes and ponds may be perfect for a quick dip, but they also house a wildlife ecosystem that we’ve cultivated over time – and grown pretty fond of. Explore the wildlife on the estate with one of our Wilderness Rangers, available to book for Dawn Chorus Walks or Bird and Nature Walks at the time of your choosing. With an incredible 140 species of birds on the estate, including 14 pairs of breeding barn owls and blue tits, great tits and coal tits there’s much that even novice birdwatchers will easily recognise. Walking with Steve on his tour round the lake and through the woods you’ll be shown more than you ever imagined-birds, insects, multi-coloured dragonflies, moths, butterflies and deer and small mammals too.
After 20 years of working with 5,000 acres of sprawling Suffolk landscape, we’ve created a unique collection of manors, farmhouse, cottages and parkland for a truly rural escape. There is a property to suit any group size, from the one bedroom electricity free Hex Cottage to the eight bedrooms of The Walled Garden. Wilderness offers a luxurious escape from the city to the heart of wild Suffolk filled with endangered species and rare wildlife, just under two hours from London.
Weekends from £2,262
Formerly the estate’s home farm and without doubt its oldest property, the Farmhouse sits in the heart of the hamlet within the estate’s Arcadian pleasure grounds. Downstairs, the central triple-height hall opens up to a beamed sitting room with comfy sofas, inglenook fireplace and fluffy throws as well as the large kitchen & dining room.