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About this property

Bedrooms: 1 Sleeps: 2 Ensuite: 1

Set within its own meadow, dog-friendly Hex Cottage in Suffolk is a dreamy thatched forester’s cottage and is the perfect destination for a romantic escape for two. With no electricity and only candles to help you see at night, this is the ultimate ‘digital detox’ property, providing you with undisturbed peace and the feeling of bygone times. Despite its name, Wilderness Reserve is less rough country and more Downton Abbey! Set within a 5,000-acre estate of rolling parklands, woodlands, lakes and landscaped gardens, this is the ultimate dog-friendly retreat for those looking to disappear for a weekend.

Explore the Wilderness Estate with 18 unique properties, each boasting distinct features and character.Hex Cottage, a haven for romance, is secluded and remote, offering a one-bedroom retreat warmed by a wood-burning range and illuminated by the soft glow of firelight and candles. With no electricity, it provides an intimate space free from distractions, allowing you to focus solely on your chosen companion. Connectivity is maintained with full mobile coverage and a supplied battery pack.

A charming 'gingerbread house,' Hex Cottage transports you into a fairy-tale setting. The absence of electricity enhances the ambiance, with open fires, a wood-burning range, and gentle candlelight setting the mood. Outside, a herb garden, log store, and water meadows lead to a wildflower wilderness. Inside, discover a blend of antique furniture, a canopied double Hypnos bed, a freestanding rolltop bath, and a well-appointed en suite bathroom. Wrap yourself in comfort with provided bathrobes and indulge in the finest toiletries for a truly pampering experience. Whether you choose to unwind in the rolltop bath or take a dip in the pool, Hex Cottage provides plush bath and pool towels to complement your relaxation. Leaded windows frame picturesque views, and a small kitchen with a wood-fired range allows for the preparation of delightful, romantic meals.

Hex Cottage is not just a haven for couples but also extends a warm welcome to your four-legged friends, providing pet-friendly accommodations to ensure that all members of the family can partake in the delightful experience. Venture into the picturesque landscape with the complimentary Pashley Bicycles, allowing you to meander through the meadows and discover the beauty that surrounds Hex Cottage.

Housekeeping services ensure that your retreat remains a haven of comfort and relaxation, allowing you to focus solely on creating cherished moments. As the sun sets, gather around the fireplace to share stories and warmth or take advantage of the barbecue facilities for a delightful outdoor dining experience. For those seeking a refreshing swim, Sibton Pool invites you to immerse yourself in its crystal-clear waters, adding another layer of luxury to your idyllic getaway at Hex Cottage. Each amenity is meticulously curated to ensure that your stay is not only memorable but also tailored to your desires. An electric BMW is at your disposal, offering both eco-friendly travel and a touch of luxury.


The English nature estate, spanning 8000 acres, serves as a stunning backdrop for the beautiful homes and a playground for amazing dog-friendly stays. Guests can discover over 40 unique activities that take full advantage of open spaces, lakes, and woodland, creating memories that will last a lifetime. At Wilderness Reserve, the handpicked team ensures a warm and welcoming atmosphere. From vintage Morris Minor-driving housekeepers to attentive personal hosts, the knowledgeable staff is ready to assist. Guests can engage in conservation chitchat with rangers and the estate ecologist for insights into English nature.


Estate Kitchen: Guests can indulge in exquisite dining experiences with in-house chefs at the Estate Kitchen, offering locally sourced seasonal ingredients. From delivered menus and hampers to fully serviced formal dinners or fire feasts, the culinary team caters to celebrations, events, or relaxing weekend breaks.

Bonfire Feast: Experience one of the most unforgettable dining events under ancient woodland tree canopies. The team will guide guests through leafy pathways to a bonfire setting, where they can enjoy flame-grilled food and delightful drinks amidst England's natural beauty.

Private Chef: Guests can opt for a unique culinary experience with Estate Kitchen chefs crafting a fresh seasonal menu of their choice at their home. Whether a relaxed BBQ, grazing menu, or formal three-course dinner with canapés, the team aims to elevate the dining experience.

Hampers: Enhance the stay with a specially prepared hamper upon arrival or delivered during the stay. Chefs offer drop-off versions of their menus, pre-prepared and accompanied by finishing instructions for guests to enjoy at their leisure.

Spa & Relaxation: Dedicated to the restoration of the natural landscape, Wilderness Reserve offers private spa treatments delivered to the home by the expert Spa team. Three Spa houses on the estate feature private swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, and treatment rooms, providing a truly restorative break.

Dine with Your Dog

A self-catering property, the open plan kitchen has all the mod-cons you’ll need and you can prearrange to have the cupboards and fridge fully stocked for your arrival (at an extra cost). If you don’t fancy cooking – then you can hire the resident chef to come and cook some delicious fare for you. If you do want to venture out, there are a number of dog-friendly pubs, including The King’s Head in Yoxford and The Bell in Saxmundham. And if you find somewhere that is not so pet-welcoming, your furry friend can be left in the property unattended.

Bow wow factor

Has to be its fantastic setting! Canine companions will love roaming the 5,000-acre estate – off lead!

Need to know

Car Parking
Car Parking
Dine With Pet
Dine With Pet
Spa Breaks
Spa Breaks
Garden Or Patio
Garden Or Patio
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Sleeps Up To 2
Sleeps Up To 2

Bedrooms & Suites

Hex Cottage features one bedroom for two which comes complete with a fairy-tale canopy, sheepskin rugs, pretty curtains to block out the world and candles to light your way. The ultimate sanctuary for couples on a romantic weekend away!

Dog-Friendly Nearby

Wander through the picturesque grounds of Sibton Park, where dogs on leads are welcomed in many estates and parks, enabling you to relish the natural surroundings together. For a delightful dining experience, the Sibton White Horse Inn offers a welcoming atmosphere for both you and your furry friend, with designated areas for a pleasant outing. Additionally, the Sibton Country Store and Cafe provide outdoor seating, creating a relaxing space where you can unwind with your dog over a cup of coffee or a meal. Immerse yourself in the countryside by exploring the diverse dog-friendly walking trails that Suffolk has to offer, creating cherished moments with your four-legged companion. Venture to Suffolk's coastline, a short distance from Sibton, to enjoy a day at dog-friendly beaches like Southwold Beach or Aldeburgh Beach, where your dog can frolic along the shoreline and take a refreshing splash in the sea. Embrace the charm of rural pub gardens in the vicinity, as many pubs in Suffolk are dog-friendly, offering a pleasant setting for both you and your dog, complete with water bowls for furry visitors. Additionally, check the dog-friendly policies of Sibton Park's lakes or ponds, as some areas allow dogs to swim or splash in the water, adding an aquatic dimension to your explorations. Stay informed about Suffolk's dog-friendly events, including dog shows, fairs, or charity walks, providing valuable opportunities for your dog to socialise and fostering a sense of community among fellow dog owners in the area. There is also a dog sitting service available if you wish to venture out without your dog or you can leave your dog in the property.

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