Part of a thriving country estate, in the small village of Sibton between Peasenhall and Yoxford. The property is nestled in the rolling landscape of Yox Valley in the heart of the Garden of Suffolk. There is a wide selection of country pursuits to enjoy during your stay.
Spectacular ground floor reception rooms are set off the triple height entrance hall. Formal reception rooms include the beautifully proportioned drawing room, a morning room overlooking stunning views of the landscape, a dining room seating 24 guests and a library. Beneath an original lantern, a stone staircase leads through the hall to the first floor. A second staircase leads up to the rear of the house and the second floor.
12 double beds and one bunk bed room, offering accommodation for 24 guests. All 12 double bedrooms are beautifully appointed and extremely spacious, offering far reaching views of the beautiful Suffolk landscape.
500 acres of landscape with direct access to scenic Parkland, Woodland Rides and Water Meadows. Redwood and Cedar of Lebanon create intimacy, framing views of Yox valley and St. Peter’s Church, Sibton. A network of footpaths and lanes lead from the park through to Yox valley and across into the adjacent Blythe and Alde Valleys. A lake and park lay to the south of the estate.
Near the village of Sibton.
Tour Suffolk from the air in a romantic hot-air balloon trip.
Clay pigeon shoots take place at Sibton Park. Expert guidance for shots of all abilities led by Phillip Thorrold or his son Ben, both regarded as being amongst the world’s top shots with over 46 years’ experience between them.
Some of the best golf courses in Suffolk are all within easy reach of Wilderness Reserve. Nearby Halesworth Golf Club, which is also under the ownership of the Estate, has a 18 Hole Blyth Championship Course as well as a 9 Hole Valley Academy Course. Access to the renowned Aldeburgh and Thorpeness course can be arranged subject to availability.
Play a game of tennis on our private tennis court located in our pleasure gardens beyond Sibton Park. The court is a painted tarmac court next to our beautiful walled garden. Playing on our private tennis court is exclusive to guests staying on our Estate.
Relax our naturally-filtered oval pool with integrated hot tub to be found in our pleasure gardens beyond Sibton Park. The pool is sheltered in a hollow and accessed via a series of spectacular grass terraces designed by the renowned landscape architect Kim Wilkie. The swimming pool and hot tub are heated from 1 May to 30 September but can be heated outside of these dates on request.
Have one of our chefs prepare a Wilderness Reserve picnic for you to take with you to one of our nearby beaches or delivered in one of our Land Rovers to wherever you are on the Estate. From charcuterie to a traditional afternoon tea, a picnic in the wilderness will be an unforgettable experience.
Fishing can be accommodated at various lakes on the Estate. Deep sea fishing off the Suffolk coast at Southwold can also be arranged.
Guests will be taken on a circular tour of Wilderness Reserve taking in a diversity of habitats that will include woodland rides and glades. Guests will look to see the number of animals, birds, plants and insects that they will encounter around Wilderness Reserve.
Enjoy a mountain bike ride or take a walk on the wild side hiking through the vast parklands and surrounding woodlands along suggested routes. Please enquire for further details.
Nothing is more quintessentially English than messing about in boats, whether it’s a traditional clinker-built rowing boat or Canadian canoe on one of Wilderness Reserve’s lakes. Canoeing/Kayaking or Water-skiing/Wake-boarding.
Take in some of Suffolk’s most picturesque and wildlife-rich countryside, visiting a diversity of habitats, which may include heathland, woodland, reed-beds, coastal marshes and lagoons. A picnic lunch, specially prepared by for us by Wilderness Reserve chefs, is also on offer.
The birdsong walk will start at 8 a.m. when the dawn chorus is quietening, but birds are still singing. Songbirds are normally most active during the first few hours of daylight, so pre-breakfast bird walks are an effective way of learning the songs and, most importantly, how to remember them. Guests will have their own personal guide, an expert in birdsong identification, to guide them around Wilderness Reserve.
As the song goes “If you go done to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise” and surprises are indeed on offer to children of all ages on this teddy bear’s picnic. Children accompanied by their guardians will be lead into the woods and will assemble around a camp fire. From there you will explore the area for bugs and bring them to back for identification. Everyone will then gather together round the fire and listen to stories about the wonders of Wilderness Reserve. Children will be encouraged to bring their teddy bears along to share the stories. Around teatime, the Estate butler will arrive to serve cream teas for us all.
For those who love cultural events, The Aldeburgh International Music Festival and Cut theatre in Halesworth are both near by.
Renowned family friendly Music Festivals include the Latitude Festival at Henham and the Maverick Festival at Easton Farm Park are nearby.
Children’s events are staged throughout the year at Easton
English Heritage put on a wide variety of interactive family days at Orford, Framlingham Castle and Sutton Hoo
Nearby Heveningham Hall holds the annual Country Fair in July and a Fireworks spectacular in November.
Award winning local pubs, producers and artisan shops puts the area on the map as a foodie haven.
The International Music Festival at Aldeburgh is only 9 Miles away as are the attractions of Southwold and Walberswick.