There’s a vein of eclectic good living running right through The Clockhouse. Heated floors for toasty toes come with a magnificent drawing room, and king-size bedrooms offer en-suite wet rooms. But how appropriate that the greatest luxury on offer in a house named after its timepiece tower is time itself.
Time seems to stand still here on the Wilderness estate in Suffolk. There are acres of private rolling parklands and ancient woodlands to explore and, on fine nights, you’ll dine under the stars around the courtyard’s ornamental flowerbeds and box hedges. The brick-floored kitchen comes marinated in rustic charm.
After the exploring is done and dinner is demolished and washed down with wine, the end of the day is bliss in itself. Wind down in your wet room or freestanding bath. With skin smooth as silk, pull on a soft robe and read awhile. When you drift off, it’ll be to the sound of silence punctuated only by the bleat of sheep.