Hex Cottage

Weekends from £650

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 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.

 

The Essentials

BEDROOMS
Sleeps up to 2 guests in 1 bedroom

BATHROOMS
1 bathroom

CONVENIENCES
Wi-Fi access (if required), Noble Isle products, Soft bath & pool towels, Use of Pashley bikes (on main estate), Use of tennis equipment (on main estate), Magazines & board games, Logs for fireplaces, BBQ (requires coal), Candles throughout

HOUSEKEEPING
Complimentary housekeeping is available on request.

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

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Inside Hex Cottage

Hex Cottage, a one-bed, wood-stove heated forester’s thatched dwelling lit only by candles.

In the kitchen

Ground Coffee
Teapigs Teas
Marshmallows and Toasting Forks

In the Larder

HILLFARM
Rapeseed Oil
Honey

FRUITS OF SUFFOLK
Old Mill Chutney
Strawberry Jam

ASPALLS
Balsamic Vinegar

ADNAMS FIZZ
Chardonnay Brut

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

Activities

Walking & Hiking

On & off the estate

Suffolk's Heritage Coast and the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of Britain’s finest landscapes, covers 150 square miles of wildlife-rich wetlands, ancient heaths and windswept shingle beaches.

Wilderness Ranger

A host of activities from £25 with one of our Wilderness Rangers.

Explore the Wilderness estate or further afield under the expert guidance of one of our Wilderness Rangers.

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.

See all activities

From £25

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