Luxury UK Autumn Holidays & Breaks

Golden-tinged trees, hazy Autumn morning mists and big Suffolk skies to enjoy from your private luxury property.

With the nip in the morning air signalling summer is coming to a close, enjoy mellow sunshine autumn walks across the 5,000 acre private estate, berry picking rambles upon carpets of singed leaves or miles of golden sand beaches on Suffolk’s heritage coast to discover. A perfect season to visit for dog walkers, from 1st October dogs are welcome on Suffolk beaches for cold swims and sandy walks. If you are lucky, you may hear the bellows and clashing antlers of the annual red deer rut which takes place every Autumn. Head home to your luxury property for cosy evenings by the fireplace and intimate dinners, with chefs available upon request to produce anything from three course meals to low key casseroles followed by an array of local Suffolk cheeses.

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It is a 5,000 acre, now largely fence-free estate created out of rehabilitated farmland in an ambitious scheme by British landscape architect Kim Wilkie. You can rent one of ten houses.
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Each stay is unique, with guests invited to enjoy weeks or weekends in privacy or with staff including chefs, housekeepers and even butlers. 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.

Explore the estate and surrounding Suffolk coastline, play a round of gold at nearby Halesworth Golf, part of the estate, take aim at archery or learn more about the nature that calls Wilderness Reserve home with Steve Piotrowski, Wilderness Ranger. Our service is crafted to your needs and all of our bookings can be made truly bespoke. Due to the variety of properties and spaces available across Wilderness Reserve we are flexible in catering for different party sizes and needs, and our reservations team are on hand to ensure your stay is bespoke and runs smoothly.

The Walled Garden

Suggested Property

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.

  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms

£ 1,628 / night

Based on 7 nights in low season

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Garden Cottage

Suggested Property

Garden Cottage is a beautifully restored four-bedroom Victorian cottage built into the wall surrounding the estate's original flower and vegetable garden.

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms

£ 645 / night

Based on 7 nights in low season

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Hex Cottage

Suggested Property

A dreamy thatched former forester’s cottage for two, electricity-free, candlelit and set in woods overlooking its own meadow.

  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms

£ 231 / night

Based on 7 nights in low season

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Wilderness Reserve
Yoxford Rd
IP17 2LZ

Phone: 020 7484 5700