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Suffolk, United Kingdom

Hex Cottage

“No electricity, so absolutely everything is done by candlelight. The stuff that Disney-princess dreams are made of” Tatler



  • Dreamy former foresters’ cottage
  • Electricity free
  • Sleeps up to 2 guests
  • One en suite bedroom
  • Beautiful cosy sitting room
  • Pretty fully equipped eat-in kitchen
  • Terrace looking out over the estate
  • Well behaved pets welcome
  • 20 minutes to the beach, Aldeburgh & Southwold
  • Rowing and paddle-boarding on the lake
  • Bonfire and Fire Feast Experiences
  • Activities ranging from swimming in the estate pool, tennis to tag archery games, clay pigeon shooting, Spitfire flyby and helicopter rides, hiring the estate Morgan for the day (min age 25), foraging lessons.

The House

Price Upon Request

A dreamy thatched former forester’s cottage for two, electricity-free, candlelit and set in woods overlooking its own meadow. An Essex wood-burning range in the kitchen provides all the hot water and heating, with open fires in the sitting room and bedroom. In the kitchen, original bread ovens, brick floors and butler sinks complete this unique ‘gingerbread house’. Swing open the door to discover your own herb garden, store for the all-important logs and wilderness beyond. In the candlelit bedroom be transported to a real life fairy-tale with a draping canopy above the double Hypnos bed, sheepskin rugs and a crackling wood burner to keep you toasty. Quirky antique furniture mixed with contemporary touches make Hex Cottage a truly unforgettable destination. In the en suite bathroom the freestanding roll-top bath looks out over woodland views through leaded-light windows, perfect for long soaks. Outside, enjoy BBQs on the private terrace, explore the estate on Pashley bicycles or hold your own tournament on the tennis court open year-round (located on the main estate a short drive or bicycle ride away). Try your hand at paddle boarding or rowing on the serpentine lake, learn more about the nature that calls Wilderness home with our estate ecologist or practice your shot with world-class clay instructors. Wilderness Reserve is nestled in 5,000 acres across three river valleys in the county boasting some of the cleanest air in England, yet just a short drive from Suffolk’s celebrated heritage coast. Here, discover one of England’s finest piers at Southwold, enjoy famous fish & chips in Aldeburgh or make your own gin at the Adnams Brewery. For the adventurous, take to the waves in a rib from Southwold with Coastal Challenger, or visit Go Ape, Suffolk’s biggest tree top adventure


  • Host to co-ordinate your bespoke Wilderness experience
  • ‘Wild Delivered’ available on request (additional cost)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • WiFi and Smart SKY TV
  • Beautiful bathroom toiletries plus bathrobes
  • Hpynos beds and crisp linens
  • Spa treatments available upon request
  • Wellies & Pashley bikes provided

House Details

Ground Floor: sitting room, fully equipped eat-in kitchen, king-size bedroom with en suite bathroom, terraces on both sides of the cottage



Renowned as ‘Constable country’ due to its enduring inspiration to one of England’s most iconic artists, Suffolk shows the countryside at is quintessential best.

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Hex Cottage

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