Hearty and homely warmth

There’s a warm feeling at The Barn on Suffolk’s Wilderness estate that’s not just down to the heated floors. Maybe it’s the steaming wet rooms, the heated outdoor pool and hot tub, the sweat you’ll work up on the tennis court or the hearty cook’s kitchen. Or maybe it’s just because it feels like home.

Get used to the grand life

The Barn on Suffolk’s Wilderness estate offers you the grand life beneath its vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. Flagstone floors come heated to encourage you to shake off your shoes. And you’ll want to stay barefoot as you pad across the soft, luxuriant grass to the heated pool and hot tub.

Filled with light and good living, this is a traditional timber barn that contrasts quaint and quirky furnishings with high-end luxuries. Freshen up in the morning in your wet room, then be coerced by coffee and croissants in the conservatory. A cook’s kitchen with range cooker makes meals into self-signed masterworks.

From the kitchen, fling open the floor-to-ceiling French doors onto the patio, scene of sizzling steaks and popping Prosecco. Beyond the patio, the parklands roll away to the naturally filtered designer pool. Swim awhile, then laze and lounge in the hot tub. Revitalised? Get your rackets ready for the all-weather tennis court.

Fire up a family film night in the sitting room before bed, with its cosseted cosiness, eclectic soft furnishings and discreet technology. Prepare to do battle for the master, whose four-poster keeps watch over its own elegant sitting room. In the morning, potter out to your own private terrace. This is luxury you could get used to.

Amp up the adrenaline

On site, you can fish, shoot, buggy-ride or lace up for a boot camp. Nearby, sail, ride or amp up the adrenaline with kite-surfing, waterskiing, parachuting, gliding or flying. Have a wild time at Africa Alive! Chillax on the sand-and-shingle beaches. Sample everything from theatres to theme parks.

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