Cut yourself off from the world and enjoy a luxury couples getaway at Wilderness. 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 home with one if our Wilderness Rangers 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.
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.