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Thatched forester's cottage in Sibton Park- a perfect hideaway from modern life.

If you're hankering for a total retreat - one that detaches you from the modern world and all its disturbances - rejoice in the simple life with a stay at Hex Cottage.

Hex Cottage is a thatched forester's cottage located in Suffolk's Sibton Park, offering a cosy hideaway for two.  Set in its own meadow and surrounded by woodland, the cottage is a reminder of simpler days gone by.  Without any access to electricity, you can indulge in the now-rare opportunity to unplug, to disconnect, and rejuvenate in undisturbed peace and quiet.

From outside, Hex Cottage appears as if straight from the pages of a storybook; its thatched roof, pitched eaves, and turquoise front door are a whimsical welcome on your arrival.  And as you step inside, you also step back in history, leaving the world behind.  Everything about this cottage is small but perfectly formed, reminding us that the simpler life most certainly is not a poorer one.

The kitchen is a warm and welcoming room, with an Esse wood-fired range cooker that supplies the cottage with heating and endless hot water.  You can still see the original bread oven - just one of the cottage's many features which has been retained, with others including the leaded windows and original flooring.  The sideboard with butler sink complements the cottage's heritage, as does the antique dining table with seating for four.

Leading through, you'll come to the charming sitting room, complete with an open log fire, comfy sofa and warm, fluffy rug on the floor.  It's the perfect place to curl up on cold days and relish in long conversations together, with just the crackling fire as your soundtrack.

The romantic bedroom continues the fairy-tale feel, where a canopy completes the comfy king size bed.  The soft, grey curtains pool on the wooden floor, while sunshine spills through the leaded, arched windows. Come night time, your bedside lights are flickering candles, and when it's time to blow them out, you can finally relax in complete darkness.

Next door, you'll find a gorgeously quirky bathroom, with a luxurious roll-top bath and zinc-coated vanity unit.  

Each morning, wake to fresh croissants and newspapers, which can be delivered to your outside larder.  On fine days, enjoy an alfresco breakfast at the wicker table and chairs in the garden, or perhaps a late evening meal as the sun begins to set.  As Sibton Park is a wildlife haven, you might spot anything from buzzards to barn owls as you dine.  

If you need some reminder of the world beyond, you have the whole of Sibton Park and its estate at your feet.  Relax at the luxurious outdoor swimming pool, with its landscaped, grassy slopes and stylish poolside furniture, or for something a little more active, head along to the tennis courts.  A whole host of activities can be arranged for you too, including nature walks, chef-prepared picnics, and rowing on the estate's lakes.

Beyond Sibton Park, you're ideally located for exploring all Suffolk has to offer, starting with the pretty villages of Yoxford and Peasenwell on your doorstep.  You're only a short drive from Aldeburgh, Southwold, and Walberswick on the Suffolk Heritage Coast, or Snape Maltings for its music and art.  There are some fantastic places to eat and drink, including the Westleton Crown, the Sibton White Horse, and the Queen's Head in Dennington.  A little further afield, visit famous Cambridge for excellent shopping, culture, and punting!

Ultimately, with no demands on you or your time, you're free to spend every minute at Hex Cottage exactly as you wish.  And if that means savouring each moment away from the world in this blissful sanctuary, nobody could blame you for it.

Things to note

The cottage has no electricity but the wood-fired range cooker expertly heats the property and provides hot water, minimum 2 night stay required, one well-behaved dog permitted (small charge), concierge service including chef/spa treatments is available on request.

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The basics

Region: Sibton, Suffolk
Cost (from): £955 for a 7 night stay
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 183

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Facilities

Sleeps 2, double bedroom (king-size bed), private bathroom, roll-top bath tub, kitchen/dining area, wood-fired range cooker, original bread oven, larder (newspapers & croissants delivered daily on request), private meadows, use of swimming pool, use of tennis courts, parking.

Local activities 

Wildlife, birdwatching, beaches, coastal walks, canoeing, cycling, festivals, shopping, swimming, tennis, punting, boating, fishing, crabbing, surfing, horseriding.

At a glance

  • Sleeps 2 - ideal for a couple's retreat
  • A reminder of a bygone age, with many original features and no electricity
  • Set in its own meadow and surrounded by woodland
  • Full use of estate's swimming pool and tennis courts
  • Concierge services can be arranged on request
  • Perfect location for exploring rural and coastal Suffolk

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