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Set within its own meadow and surrounded by woodland, Hex Cottage is a thatched former forester’s cottage in Suffolk. Creature comforts abound in the roar of a log fire, the fairy-tale bedroom and quirky bathroom complete with luxurious roll-top bath.

Voted in the top 20 Great Places for Wifi Free Breaks by The Times in 2016.

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Hex Cottage is a thatched former forester’s cottage in Suffolk which comes ‘without electricity’ so our guests can experience undisturbed peace and a real sense of bygone times.


Whilst Hex Cottage comes ‘without electricity’, the Esse wood-fired range cooker in the kitchen expertly heats the cottage and provides endless piping-hot water. Here, there is the original bread oven, a classic porcelain butler sink and antique table seating four, whilst a stable door opens to views of the meadow and woods beyond.The sitting room is set on the original brick flooring, with a cosy atmosphere created by the open hearth fire, sink-into sofa and eclectic mix of furnishings. The romance is accentuated by storm lanterns and candles for lighting.


The romantic experience continues in the bedroom with its king-size bed complete with fairy-tale canopy. Gaze out of the original leaded windows or take in the hand-picked furnishings, wood floor, sheepskin rugs and candlelit ambiance. The bathroom is the ultimate haven for relaxation with its luxury roll-top bath, zinc coated vanity unit and original brick floor.


Set within its own meadow, enabling complete privacy and peace.



Wilderness Reserve is a just over two hours from London by car and two hours by train. Guests can arrange to be collected from nearby Darsham station. Helicopters can land in the parkland (please contact the General Manager).

Staff & Dining

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.

Things to Do

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.