couples

UK Couple Holidays

Cut yourself off from the world and enjoy a luxury couples getaway at Wilderness Reserve. Former gamekeeper’s cottage Hex Cottage is set in a far corner of the estate, and with its thatched roof and canopy over the bed, it was made for lovers. And there’s no electricity – so no distractions.

Reconnect over long meals by candlelight. A large Esse stove warms the cottage and can be used to make big stews or light bites. An apple crate of homemade bread, milk, eggs and fruit will be waiting for you upon arrival so you can forget the last minute run to the shops and leave the real world behind. With your own stretch of meadow behind the cottage, you can take romantic strolls and make picnics for two. Explore the 5,000 acres of private parkland on Pashley bicycles or find gentle competition over a singles match on the tennis court open year round. 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. Couples massages can also be arranged on site, followed by a walk to find the Kim Wilkie swimming pool – and hot tub.

The need to knows

  • Privacy: Yes
  • Transport links: Yes
  • Staffing: On request
  • Recreation: Tennis court, pool, hot tub
  • Bespoke bookings: Yes
Set amid meadows and woodlands, this former gamekeeper’s cottage is a sort of English gingerbread house.
The Week

Go further afield and take a day trip to charming Walberswick for a pub lunch and seaside walk, or amble along the traditional pier at Southwold and enjoy fresh catches from the Sole Bay Fish Co. Think sheepskin rugs, duck down duvets, roll top baths and open fires to end your day. If you are ready to be spoiled arrange for our black book of local chefs to serve white label three course meals and breakfasts, or perhaps keep it low key with a homemade casserole for when you arrive.

Moat Cottage

Suggested Property

Set on a hill 15 minutes by car from the main estate, this Tudor farmhouse has been restored and extended to provide six bedrooms including its own boat house with in-room roll-top bath and hot tub perched over the moat.

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms

from
£ 955 / 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

from
£ 231 / night

Based on 7 nights in low season

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The Gate Lodges

Suggested Property

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.

  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms

from
£ 231 / night

Based on 7 nights in low season

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Wilderness Reserve
Yoxford Rd
Sibton
Saxmundham
Suffolk
IP17 2LZ

Email: book@wildernessreserve.com
Phone: 020 7484 5700