Wind up the serpentine drive, over the ornamental bridge and past the lake and the honey-coloured stone facade of Sibton Park is revealed. The manor, built in 1827 by Robert Sayer, once Sheriff of Suffolk, to designs by the celebrated architect Decimus Burton, has giant Ionic pillars creating a dramatic portico entrance. Once inside, take your pick from any number of receptions with classic Georgian proportions, such as the drawing room with its listed Chinese wallpaper, the bright morning room or formal dining room. Think open fires, fine antique furniture and chandeliers alongside discreet technology.
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.
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.