Garden's Edge

Great for drinks, dinners and downtime

Garden’s Edge

Good times within these walls…

The ultimate super-luxe hideaway

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This is a wonderful property on a beautiful country estate, set on one side of a walled garden. And it has been designed with loving care. The grand central hall is a great place for a big gathering, and it exudes rustic charm with its vaulted ceilings and exposed beams and bookended by French limestone fireplaces. The sunroom opens out into the garden itself and is just perfect for a relaxing afternoon at any time of the year. There are eight large bedrooms plus for larger groups there’s an adjacent property, Garden’s Cottage, with 2 double bedrooms and a room with six bunks. And there is something rather special and magical about living in a walled garden property.

From £6,350 for a weekend

Based on low season

Accommodates 16 people

With an adjacent cottage that can accommodate a further 6 adults and up to 6 children

Countryside setting

Set within a 5,000-acre estate of rolling parklands, woodlands and lakes

Dubbed ‘Britain’s coolest party pad’

by the Sunday Times.

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This place is part of our collection of party houses to rent and lends itself to a celebration and reconnecting with your friends and family. Enjoy drinks on the terrace, have our private chef to cook up a supper to remember or cook together in the huge kitchen. When the sun goes down, the fun is centred around three glasshouses; think underfloor heating, wine fridges and comfy sofas. Get competitive in the games room with pool, table tennis and table football or relax on deep sofas in the cinema and watch a film on the giant 110” wall-mounted TV screen.

Eight elegant bedrooms

Wake up to the sound of the countryside

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There are eight luxurious bedrooms in this retreat sleeping 16, or up to 22 and 6 kids with the next-door Garden Cottage.  Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom and quirky features. Bedroom five has a double bed and all others are king-sized. The adjoining Garden Cottage offers a further three double en-suite bedrooms plus a bunk room for up to six kids.

In a spectactular parkland setting

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Head outside to explore the restored high walls of the one-acre private kitchen garden and discover the espaliered fruit trees (replanted exactly as they were in Victorian times) or head to the covered hot tub (and sauna coming soon). Outside, enjoy BBQs on your private terrace.

Or explore furtherafield.  Garden’s Edge is set in 5,000 acres of beautiful parkland. Get out and explore the parklands on foot, or on one of the complimentary Pashley bicycles Try rowing, fishing paddle-boarding nature walks, enjoy a private picnics or take a swim in the nearby shared swimming pool.

Outside the Estate’s Parkland, Garden’s Edge is just a short drive from Suffolk’s celebrated heritage coast. Here, you can 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.

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Prices and availability

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Garden’s Edge is available for private hire on an exclusive basis.

Prices below include VAT and are based on a residential stay. Other durations are available. Please contact our team on 01242 352 747 for a quote.

  Garden’s Edge (sleeps 16) Garden’s Edge Plus Cottage (sleeps 22+6 children)
  3-night weekend 7 night stay 3-night weekend 7 night stay
January £6,350 £8,310 £8,415 £10,955
February £6,500 £8,430 £8,495 £10,990
March £6,800 £8,670 £8,900 £11,395
April £6,800 £8,670 £8,970 £11,465
May £7,200 £9,060 £9,475 £12,000
June £7,350 £9,360 £10,240 £12,975
July £7,900 £9,960 £10,825 £13,670
August £7,900 £9,960 £10,825 £13,670
September £7,100 £9,060 £9,375 £12,000
October £6,800 £8,820 £8,970 £11,615
November £6,500 £8,430 £8,565 £11,075
December £6,350 £8,310 £8,345 £10,875

Christmas, New Year and Easter bookings

  • Easter: 5 night stay £10,980 (or £15,300 inc. Garden’s Cottage)
  • Christmas or New Year: 7 night stay £14,580 (or £18,580 inc. Garden’s Cottage)

Bank holiday weekend bookings

  • There is a minimum stay of 4 nights on bank holiday weekends. Please contact us for pricing.

Payment Process

  • We take a one third deposit at the time of booking
  • The balance is due three months before your arrival

How to book:

  1. Call us on 01242 352 747
  2. Email us on hello@bighouseexperience.com
  3. Complete the form below.
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How to book:

  1. Call us on 01242 352 747
  2. Email us on hello@bighouseexperience.com
  3. Complete the form below.
Here’s everything you need to know before you book your stay at the luxurious Garden’s Edge.  if you have a question that’s not answered here, or if you simply want to chat to us about the property, please call us on 01242 352 747.
 

Bedrooms and bathrooms

  • Sleeps up to 16 guests across 8 bedrooms with king-sized beds
  • 3 beds can be twinned
  • 1 cloakroom bathroom and 8 en-suite bathroom

List of bedrooms in Garden’s Edge:

Bedrooms Beds Sleeps Festures
Bedroom 1 King-sized bed 2 Ensuite bathroom with a bath and separate shower
Bedroom 2 King-sized bed 2 Ensuite bathroom with a bath with handheld shower
Bedroom 3 King-sized bed 2 Ensuite shower room
Bedroom 4 King-sized bed 2 Ensuite bathroom with a bath with handheld shower
Bedroom 5 Double bed 2 Ensuite bathroom with a bath with handheld shower
Bedroom 6 King-sized bed 2 Ensuite shower room
Bedroom 7 King-sized bed 2 Ensuite bathroom with a bath with handheld shower
Bedroom 8 King-sized bed 2 Ensuite bathroom with a bath with handheld shower
Total   16  

Larger party? Why not also book Garden’s Cottage which sleeps an additional 6 guests plus 4 children?  The cottage sleeps up 6 adults in 3 double bedrooms plus a further 4 children in a bunk room (also en-suite).  And the full party can be seated in the main dining room in Garden’s Edge.

List of bedrooms in garden’s Cottage:

Bedrooms Beds Sleeps Festures
Bedroom 1 King-sized bed 2 En-suite bathroom, with feature bath in bedroom
Bedroom 2 King-sized bed 2 En-suite bathroom
Bedroom 3 King-sized bed 2 En-suite bathroom, with feature bath in bedroom
Bedroom 4 4 bunk beds 2 Ensuite bathroom
Total   8  

Floorplans

Included in your stay

  • Bed linen
  • Bath towels, pool towels, bath robes
  • Utilities
  • Logs for the fire
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Nespresso coffee machine & pods and Teapigs teas
  • Travel cots and high chairs available on request (please bring your own linen)

Services on request

Eating In

Eating out

There are plenty of great local pubs and restaurants.  Here are a few of our favourites:

  • Main’s of Yoxford (1 mile away). Proud of using local produce and producers, Main’s of Yoxford is a family run restaurant with a great range of dishes for a relaxed weekend dinner. With a menu that changes each day to move with the seasons and availability, everything is cooked on the premises. Meat comes from local butchers who know the farms it’s sourced from, fish has been caught off the Suffolk Heritage Coast and fruit and vegetables are all from nearby farm shops. See: mainsrestaurant.co.uk
  • The White Horse, Badingham (5 miles away). There’s a relaxed and unpretentious feeling about this beautiful 15th century venue with wet boots and dogs actively encouraged in the bar. After a long walk in the country, try one of their Artisan sandwiches and a pint of real ale or cider, both of which are championed here in this free house pub. Portions are plentiful, children are welcome, there’s a choice of three roast meats for Sunday lunch and the village bowl’s green is part of the pub grounds. See: whitehorsebadingham.co.uk
  • The White Horse, Sibton (2 miles away). A genuine piece of Tudor history, The White Horse is a traditional pub that welcomes those wishing to dine or just enjoy a quiet drink in the 16th century surroundings. This is relaxed informal country dining where locals and visitors mix easily. The White Horse has built a reputation as a foodie destination and freshness is at the heart of the menus. Local fish, meat and even seasonal game from the shoot in Sibton are complimented by vegetables, herbs and fruit picked from their own pub garden. See: sibtonwhitehorseinn.co.uk

Things to do in the house

  • Take a dip in the hot tub. Garden’s Edge has a private hot tub which is discreetly tucked into a corner of the estate’s former flower and vegetable garden and covered with a thatched canopy.
  • Games room
  • Smart TVs
  • Nespresso coffee machine & pods
  • Wi-Fi internet, Hairdryers, Tennis equipment, Pashley bikes, Logs for the fireplace
  • Listen to music. A Roberts sounds systems with bluetooth connectivity and connection to Spotify and DAB radio is provided

Things to do outside

  • Go swimming. Guests are welcome to use a shared swimming pool which is found in the local pleasure gardens. Relax in the naturally-filtered oval pool with integrated hot tub. The pool is sheltered in a hollow and accessed via a series of spectacular grass terraces designed by the renowned landscape architect Kim Wilkie. The swimming pool and hot tub are heated from 1 May to 30 September.
  • Bike riding. Enjoy gentle cycles through the rolling parkland on your complimentary Pashley bike (available on a first come first served basis). Pedal through the vast 5,000 acre estate and surrounding woodlands along suggested routes, stop at a quintessential Suffolk pub to enjoy a local brew or take the country lanes to Southwold for a picnic on the beach.
  • Nothing is more quintessentially English than the languid pulling of oars on a summer afternoon across one of local lakes.. Collect oars for complimentary rowing boats. Season dependent and subject to availability.
  • Paddle Boarding. Grab one of our paddle boards available locally and explore the lake on your SUP…you might even try a yoga pose or two.
  • Walking and hiking. The area offers miles of woodland rides in which to explore our natural heritage and there is a network of footpaths through the Yox Valley and across into the adjacent Blythe and Alde Valleys. Suffolk’s Heritage Coast and the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of Britain’s finest landscapes, covers 150 square miles of wildlife-rich wetlands, ancient heaths and windswept shingle beaches.
  • Play tennis. There is a shared tennis court available locally which is open all year round on a complimentary basis.

Things to do in the area

  • Explore the Suffolk Coast, a 50-mile stretch of heritage coastline and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As well as being a wildlife lover’s paradise and a photographer’s dream, The Suffolk Coast is one of the best places to visit in Suffolk if you love food, seaside life, and world-class culture. Here are some recommended places to visit:
    • Southwold: 12 miles
    • Aldeburgh: 14 miles
    • Thorpeness: 10 miles
    • Orford: 15 miles
    • Walberswick: 13 miles
    • Dunwich: 15 miles

Where we are

  • The property is near Saxmundham, just 2.5 hours drive from London
  • Darsham station is approximately 1.5 miles away from the property. Collections and drop-offs can be arranged (subject to a small fee)
  • Helicopters can land in the parkland nearby subject to prior arrangement.
  • The closest international airport is Norwich International which is approximately 40 miles away. London Stansted is also easily accessible at approximately 78 miles. Both can accommodate private jets. There is also a private airstrip nearby which is available by prior arrangement.

Payment process

  • We ask for a deposit of 1/3 at the time of booking, with the balance due 3 months prior to your arrival.

House rules

  • Dogs are allowed, but we ask that owners respect the local wildlife (there is livestock close to the property)
  • Arrival time is 4pm onwards with a departure time of 11am. Later departure time can sometimes be arranged on request (at additional cost).
  • Sorry, no fireworks allowed because of local livestock
  • Sorry, no stag or hen parties allowed

 

How to book:

  1. Call us on 01242 352 747
  2. Email us on hello@bighouseexperience.com
  3. Complete the form below.

There’s so much to do close to Garden’s Edge with all the pursuits you could expect to be able to do in the English countryside, plus some you wouldn’t. Here’s a full list of the activities we can arrange as part of your stay.

Traditional Boat Charter
Day trip from £1,200 (exc. Beverages)

A four-and-a-half-hour cruise on the sailing bawley ‘Mary Amelia’ for up to 6 guests. The day includes a chauffeured classic Rolls Royce from the Estate to Ramsholt where the Mary Amelia is moored, and a pick up available from Woodbridge or Waldring eld tide depending. The cruise is guided by Mr Simper, Mary Amelia’s owner and skipper, and a light lunch will be prepared by Wilderness chefs on board with fresh catch of the day.

Starting: 10:30am at Ramsholt Lodge Farm.
Finishing: 3.00pm at Woodbridge Tide Mill Quay or Waldring eld Maybush dependant on tide.

Wine Tasting
From £30 per person

Indulge in wine tasting with wine expert Rob Chase, with over 20 years in the wine industry including a spell with local brewery Adnams. Perfect for pre-dinner entertainment whether it be a winter night by the fire or alfresco on a midsummer evening, Rob is a true wine connoisseur who will make you laugh and listen with his extensive knowledge of fine wine and Suffolk heritage.

Rowing Boats
Complimentary

Nothing is more quintessentially English than the languid pulling of oars on a summer afternoon across one of lakes on the Estate. Collect oars for complimentary rowing boats from the team at The Yoxford Estate and explore the lake by boat. Season dependent and subject to availability.

Bonfire Experience
£30 per person – Minimum group of 8 people

Enjoy a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate from the back of the Land Rover by a roaring bonfire as the sun goes down. An idyllic end to a day in the Suffolk countryside, sausage rolls and marshmallows for toasting are the finishing touches to this rustic countryside version of a sundowner.

Yoga
1 person £75, 2 people £100, £60 pp thereafter

Relax your body and mind and take in the panoramic views of the Estate with a personally tailored yoga session. Feel rejuvenated with a relaxing practice in the country, whether you need downtime before a wedding or event or simply want to find quality time with family or friends, this is an any day anytime activity to make you feel great.

Paddle boarding
Complimentary

Grab one of our paddle boards from The Yoxford Estate and explore the lake on your SUP…you might even try a yoga pose or two.

Walking & Hiking
On & off the estate – no fee

The local area offers miles of woodland rides in which to explore our natural heritage and there is a network of footpaths through the Yox Valley and across into the adjacent Blythe and Alde Valleys. Suffolk’s Heritage Coast and the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of Britain’s finest landscapes, covers 150 square miles of wildlife-rich wetlands, ancient heaths and windswept shingle beaches.

Fishing
From £50 per rod

Fish for rudd, skimmers, roach or carp at various lakes on the Estate from £50 per rod. We can also arrange deep sea fishing off the Suffolk coast at Southwold, please speak to the the Estate team for further information.

Cooking Classes
From £75 pp

Sushi Making Class
California roll, nigiri or spicy tuna roll – learn to make sushi with a chef in your home.

Truffle Making Class
Under the guidance of a chef learn to make truffles in your Wilderness home – choose from salted toffee, peanut butter and raspberry coulis for fillings and get creative embellishing your final product.

Cushion Making
From £90 pp

Create up to two handmade feather cushions with guidance from an upholstery guru. Learn a variety of techniques from envelope cushions and piped cushions to pom pom designs.

Bushcraft Skills
From £180

Bushcraft Back to Basics
From £180 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Get ‘back to basics’ and learn to build a fire from sparks and basic shelter making using ponchos and tarps.

Survival in the Wilderness
From £270 (3 hours)
For the true survivors, learn to build a fire using the sparks, the sun or friction and how to build a shelter using foraged materials. Guests will learn to forage and cook in the wilderness – with the comforting knowledge you will be returning to your home.

Best Pashley Biking in Suffolk
Complimentary

Enjoy gentle cycles through the rolling parkland on your complimentary Pashley bike which can be found in the The Yoxford Estate courtyard subject to a first come first served basis. Pedal through the vast 5,000 acre estate and surrounding woodlands along suggested routes, stop at a quintessential Suffolk pub to enjoy a local brew or take the country lanes to Southwold for a picnic on the beach. Please enquire for suggested routes.

Clay-Pigeon Shooting
1-6 guests £600; 7–12 guests £1300; 13–25 guests £1800

Clay pigeon shooting on the grounds of the Yoxford Estate for all the family, with help from our expert Phillip Thorrold or his son Ben, both regarded as being amongst the world’s top shots with over 46 years’ experience between them. With the backdrop of Yoxford Manor and the Yoxford Estate there is no better setting for this truly English sport. Whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned shot, Phillip and Ben are on hand to teach and ensure safety having taught shooters from all walks of life, young and old, male and female.

Further costs: (+30p per cartridge)

Archery
Prices start from £300 for 1 hour

With Yoxford Manor as the backdrop, practice your aim and challenge your friends in the ultimate countryside pursuit with guidance from an expert.

Archery is a social sport which makes it ideal for team building events or parties as well as a fun activity for a family or group of friends and is not exclude on grounds of physical ability or fitness and no previous experience is not necessary to have an enjoyable day whether you are 8 or 80! All equipment needed is provided, and archery experts are on hand throughout the activity to offer support and high standards of safety for all aspiring Robin Hoods!

Murder Mystery
Mini package £850 – Classic package £1500

Choose from the mini murder mystery with 2 actors or classic murder mystery with 5 actors and wet your detective appetite with this mystery package, meeting a couple of mysterious new guests for an unforgettable evening.

A Murder Mystery evening is ideal for corporate evenings, special birthdays or just for fun. The event promises an evening of excellent entertainment, high comedy and of course great food on request of a private chef. Professional actors, hilarious scenes and intriguing riddles will unfold throughout the evening until the murderer is revealed. It’s your choice if you wish to play detective and help guess “whodunnit” or just sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

Scavenger Hunt
From £600

Divide the party into two teams and explore the house and surrounding grounds hunting down hidden gems with clues.

You’ll need both smarts and speed to complete this scavenger hunt which is a favourite with families and children. Hurtle around the estate trying to find cryptic clues and solve puzzles and be the first to the prize.

String Quartet
Prices on application

Sole Bay Strings is an experienced, first-rate string quartet who will play beautiful background music for your dinner party, corporate event or wedding at Wilderness, adding a luxurious touch to your stay.

Floral Design
From £60 pp

Floral Design Workshop
On our hand-tied masterclass, you will explore traditional floristry techniques to create the perfect seasonal hand tied bouquet for friends and loved ones. Begin with an introduction on how to condition and choose flowers for your bouquet, before learning the classic spiral technique and colour matching.

One Day Floral Design Course
This one day floral design masterclass is based on the ‘Art of Flowers’ course which features in The National Gallery Education program from which you will produce two stunning designs from a selection of featured artists.

Floral Design Demonstrations
Our demonstrations will take you on an inspirational journey covering all aspects of floral design relating to your chosen interest. From dinner party chic to hand tied perfection, sit back and relax while we show you how to create your own stunning floral creations at home.

Pilates
Private Session £100

Bespoke pilates sessions can be arranged on the Yoxford Estate grounds for various group sizes.

Axe & Knife Throwing
From £150 (1 hour)

Got some anger to take out? Don’t worry, we got you. Begin the session taking aim with mini-hawks and knifes before honing your skills with a full-size tomahawk.

How to book:

  1. Call us on 01242 352 747
  2. Email us on hello@bighouseexperience.com
  3. Complete the form below.

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