Rural Escape UK Holidays
It's a luxury escape, with a solid grounding in nature
Spend your rural escape at Wilderness Reserve.
Wilderness Reserve is 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 our Wilderness Ranger Steve Piotrowski, one of the UK’s leading ecologists. 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.
The Cartshed delivers the countryside the way most of us secretly likes it-through enormous windows.STYLIST