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Expect the unexpected at the Gate Lodges, five minutes by car from the main estate. These two ‘pepper pot’ follies, designed by the celebrated neoclassical architect James Wyatt, have been ingeniously extended and linked beneath the drive to create a one-bedroom cottage.

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With plenty of natural light, this unique self-catering can also be rented in conjunction with Sibton Park and Sibton Clockhouse.

Inside

Entering through the left lodge into the entrance hall at ground level, this room has two armchairs, a coffee table and fabulous views across the grounds. A winding staircase leads you down into the main Gate Lodge space. Tucked neatly under the stairs is the kitchen area leaving you lots of room to entertain.

To the left is the main living and dining space. The reception room offers dining space for up to eight guests and has french doors leading out onto a private patio area. The spacious living area has an open fire, two sofas and two armchairs. Through the door on the right is a corridor leading to a family sized bath room.

Bedrooms

1 bedroom. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, flat-screen television and stunning harlequin sideboard; an additional en-suite bathroom is just off this room complete with steam room and bath.

Outside

Set in 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.

Location

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).

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.