Formerly the estate’s stables, the Clockhouse, with its clock tower and Georgian proportions, provides light-filled living spaces all wrapped around a central private gated courtyard, perfect for BBQs and families with small children. Four luxurious king-size bedrooms have Hypnos beds and en suite wet rooms. There is underfloor heating throughout the accommodation, which is all arranged on one floor. The large kitchen & breakfast room has doors opening onto the private courtyard. From the dining room, double doors open to the drawing room with its kilim-covered sofas, large open fireplace and views to ancient oaks. The Clockhouse can be rented on its own or in conjunction with the Barn, with which it discreetly interconnects.
The Clockhouse can be booked on its own or in conjunction with the Barn with which it discreetly interconnects.
The rustic charm of the sunlit, brick-floored kitchen and breakfast room is perfectly informal for gatherings large and small with large floor-to-ceiling French doors opening to the secluded courtyard. The cook’s kitchen has a large island, American-style fridge freezer and range cooker, plus all other modern conveniences such as a dishwasher (there is also a separate utility with washer/dryer). With views across rolling parkland on one side and the private courtyard to the other, the large drawing room has kilm-covered sofas, natural flooring and a wonderful working fireplace. Leading from the entrance hall with its exquisite original tiled floor, the enormous dual-aspect sash windows in the dining room frame views to ancient parkland oaks.
The four bedrooms are a modern, yet chic haven for our guests with luxurious king-size beds, eclectic furnishings and discreetly present technology. Each of the four bedrooms has its own en-suite wet room with high-quality fittings and powerful showers. One also has its own luxurious freestanding roll-top bath whilst all have soft robes and luxury toiletries.
Large south facing private courtyard with BBQ. The full-size tarmac tennis court is located deep in the pleasure grounds adjacent to the walled garden. Sheltered in a secluded hollow in the pleasure grounds beyond Sibton Park is the spectacular naturally-filtered swimming pool with integrated hot tub reached via a series of sweeping descending grass terraces. At night the naturally-filtered swimming pool and hot tub is a perfect place to unwind.
Wilderness Reserve is just over two hours by train. Guests can arrange to be collected by nearby Darsham station. Helicopters can land in the parkland (please contact the General Manager).
Daily housekeeping is included. Other staff, such as chefs and waiting staff, can be specified as part of our five-star service tailored to your requirements.
The Garden of Suffolk is blessed with an abundance of gastro pubs, restaurants, farm shops and artisan producers.
Nearby, Mains of Yoxford is a family run restaurant with a great range of dishes for a relaxed weekend dinner. With a menu that changes each day to move with the seasons and availability, everything is cooked on the premises. Treat yourself to a leisurely breakfast or Sunday brunch at the Darsham Nurseries Café. There’s a Middle Eastern flavour to the lunchtime sharing dishes but Pump Street bakery bread, Aspalls Cider and St Peter’s Brewery Beer on the menu keep it local.
One of our favourite gastro pubs, The Unruly Pig, near Woodbridge was recently named Suffolk Pub of the Year and in Walberswick, The Anchor is a firm favourite. At nearby RSPB Minsmere, There’s plenty to do here for both the novice and the experienced bird watcher. Use the bird watching hides to shelter you in all weathers or take the nature trail walk to explore the beautiful woods and wetlands scenery.
For keen gardeners, find peace and tranquillity in the beautiful Grade I listed gardens at Helmingham Hall. Spend the day taking in the sights and smells of the gorgeous flowers, the exquisite manicured hedges and borders, stroll through the orchard and bask in the heady scents of the rose garden.