A wonderfully romantic escape in a tranquil farm orchard, within walking distance of 2 village pubs
Emma Bridgewater crockery. Breakfast hampers with local sausages and eggs from the farm. Pecksniff’s toiletries and a hairdryer. This hideaway feels more hotel than glampsite – it’s extraordinary to think that so much thoughtful detail has been poured into such a relatively small space. Set in a fruit orchard and surrounded by wildflower meadows, the hand-crafted hut offers an unforgettable romantic escape.
By day, you can walk in the glorious Deben Valley (you’re unlikely to see another soul), pop to traditional seaside-town Southwold and trendy Aldburgh, or just cycle or walk to a village pub for a pint of cider in the sunshine. Stay for supper if you fancy, then trundle back by moonlight and wrap up in blankets, to sit under Suffolk’s vast starry skies while you toast marshmallows over the fire pit. Fall asleep to owls hooting; wake up to songbirds and an alfresco breakfast among the fruit trees.
Getting there: you’ll need to drive.
- Walk in the glorious Deben Valley: hay fields, flower meadows and stunning countryside.
- Explore by bike – there are a pair to borrow – then cycle to the local village pubs – Brandeston Queen and Cretingham Bell – for a drink. Or drive 10 mins to Easton White Horse for a slap-up lunch.
- You’re 20 mins’ drive from the Suffolk Heritage Coast: pretty Southwold, with its traditional pier and the Adnams Brewery; charming Aldeburgh, whose shingle beach is lined with oyster shacks and excellent fish and chip shops, and picturesque Snape Maltings, with its 12 independent shops.
- Go wild swimming in the River Deben, which runs through the water meadows on the farm.
- The inspiration for Ed Sheeran’s Castle on a Hill, Framlingham Castle is a magnificent 12thC fortress, surrounded by parkland