Luxurious Suffolk safari tent with two tiered deck, stunning view of the lake and a hot tub.
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights
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This family run boutique retreat takes glamping to the next level. Described as a luxurious safari tent, it feels more like a gorgeous house that happens to have canvas walls. The Woodsman's Lodge is the most luxurious of four glamping tents available at this delightful retreat, each one nestled in its own private spot around a fabulous lake in the most delightful wild spot in Suffolk.
The Lodge would be perfect for a family of up to six, a group of friends or a couple seeking a truly glorious re-connection with nature and each other. On arrival you'll follow a winding path along the lake and through the arboretum to a beautiful holiday home designed to reflect and blend with its natural surroundings.
This comfy hideaway opens to an elegant living and kitchen area, decked out with wood which makes it feel very much like a cabin in the woods. The furnishings are fabulous with a Chesterfield sofa and cosy rocking chair with a sheepskin near the wood burner to keep you toasty on chilly evenings. The wooden fitted kitchen at the rear has a breakfast bar and is fully equipped with everything you could need to create wonderful feasts to be shared at the long dining table.
The lodge has all the modern essentials from plug sockets and underfloor heating, but with a lovely selection of vintage books, nostalgic board games and some repurposed curiosities, should you fancy unplugging.
At bed time you'll have three options, a gorgeous king sized bed made of driftwood, a room with bunk beds that are made of thick local wood and suitable for adults, and a cabin bed, also king size. The beds are very comfortable with fresh soft cotton sheets and warm snuggly duvets.
In the morning you'll be delighted by the ensuite bathroom with heated towel rails, a walk-in shower and a bathtub. Each guest has their own bathrobe and above and beyond all other luxuries it is wonderful to camp and not have to stagger across a clearing in the dead of night in search of a toilet.
You might like to take your morning coffee out onto the two-tier decking on its own side of the lake with a beautiful grand vista, a perfect way to start the day. There's comfortable seating and a cool hanging chair, where you can wake up slowly with the view before planning what you want to do with your day. The deck has a BBQ where you can cook and then eat at a picnic table that will comfortably sit all six of you. Afterwards you could grab a towel and sink into the Scandinavian eco hot tub with a glass of fizz.
Enjoy a long walk around the Lost Garden, sign up for wellness classes and spa treatments, dip a toe in the lake and when night falls light up the hearty fire pit and get the marshmallows toasting under the stars. If you don't fancy shopping and organising there are plenty of hampers you can arrange to have delivered including breakfast, BBQ, Champagne and Oysters and even a weekend hamper that is choc full of goodies.
If you fancy a meal out there's a fabulous local pub only a mile away. The George serves up a nice pint, great burgers and has outside decking. They do a quiz on Thursdays. For something more fancy you could book a table at Hintlesham Hall, a plush four red star hotel serving award-winning cuisine and only half a mile away. And if you want to travel a little further afield there's a veritable feast of places to choose from.
Other than food there are lots of fun activities in and around the area including fishing, water sports, golf, cycling, rowing (you can row up to Dedham to have a lazy lunch at The Boathouse before rowing back with an ice cream), farm shops and Jimmy's Farm. However, you choose to spend your time, The Woodsman's Lodge will be waiting for you at the end of the day with its lovely view and a cold drink in the eco tub.
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