Manors, Farmhouses & Cottages on a 5,000 acre private estate
The manor, built in 1827 by Robert Sayer, once Sheriff of Suffolk, to designs by the celebrated architect Decimus Burton, has giant Ionic pillars creating a dramatic portico entrance.Explore More
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.Explore More
A secret garden awaits. What were once Victorian bothies (where the estate’s gardeners lived) have been transformed into eight king-size bedrooms with en suites featuring roll-top baths and powerful showers plus a vaulted ceiling central dining hall bookended by French limestone fireplaces.Explore More
Perched 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.Explore More
Formerly the estate’s stables, the Clockhouse, with its clock tower and Georgian proportions, provides light-filled living spaces all wrapped around a central private gated courtyard, perfect for BBQs and families with small children.Explore More
Step into the Barn, a 17th century Suffolk ‘long barn’ nestled in the hamlet within the estate’s Arcadian pleasure grounds. There’s a large open-plan kitchen & dining room with professional range, Art & Crafts furniture and doors opening up onto a private terrace.Explore More
Once at the centre of 19th century agricultural life on the estate, the Cartshed is a restored former cart shed overlooking private parkland as far as the eye can see. Its four en suite bedrooms feature king-size Hypnos beds, quirky furnishings and splendid views across the estate.Explore More
The Clockhouse can be booked in conjunction with The Barn to provide 7 bedrooms in total.Explore More
A dreamy thatched former forester’s cottage for two, electricity-free, candlelit and set in woods overlooking its own meadow.Explore More
Expect the unexpected at the Gate Lodges. These two 'pepper pot' follies, designed by the celebrated neoclassical architect James Wyatt, have been ingeniously extended and linked beneath the drive to create a one-bedroom cottage.Explore More
Wilderness Reserve’s journey began more than 20 years ago with the restoration of Arcadian landscapes, close to Suffolk’s celebrated Heritage Coast with its pretty towns and villages such as Southwold and Aldeburgh, all under the watchful eye of renowned landscape architect Kim Wilkie. Now, the 5,000 acre private estate is home to luxury manors, country houses, farmhouses & cottages providing 50 bedrooms, each individual and all heated by sustainable energy.
It’s a relaxed environment with well-equipped kitchens, open fireplaces and eclectic furnishings, king-size Hypnos beds and bathrooms with toasty underfloor heating, roll-top baths and luxurious showers. Each stay is unique, with guests invited to enjoy weeks or weekends breaks in privacy or with staff including chefs, housekeepers and even butlers. Food is hearty and seasonal and wines are from the cellar.
Wilderness Reserve offers all the pursuits you’d expect of an English country estate, plus some you wouldn’t. As well as golf, clays and fishing, guests can explore the lake on a paddleboard or take a Pashley bicycle for a ride around the estate. There’s a naturally-filtered pool, hot tubs and hard tennis court open year-round, plus we also host corporate events and luxurious weddings at Sibton Park, the perfect Suffolk venue for an English country wedding.
See you on the estate.