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The CartshedSibton, Southwold & surrounding area

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The Cartshed is a traditional oak and elm timber-framed Suffolk barn which has been lovingly restored using traditional methods to create a seriously special English country cottage. The Cartshed features an iconic Ergo Focus wood burning stove and spectacular open plan kitchen and reception with sliding doors and timber screens allowing the room to open up directly onto the farmyard and parkland.

On one side, a single-storey stable building has been extended to create an additional first floor area and stairs to two of the three first floor bedrooms. A steep ladder stair has been retained and provides access to the third bedroom. All the bedrooms have full-height vaulted ceilings exposing the traditional timber framing and oak and elm beams and views out over the pleasure grounds and parkland beyond.

Set within 4,500 acre of parkland, Sibton Park is a haven for wildlife, alongside offering guests the facility of an outdoor swimming pool (April-October) and tennis court. An additional concierge service is available upon request which can include a chef or bespoke spa treatments.


BarbecueBed LinenConcierge Service available upon request. This includes a chef or bespoke spa treatmentsDishwasherDog FriendlyLog Burner / Open FireMusic Docking StationNespresso coffee machine & podsOne DogParkingRange cookerTelevisionTowels providedUse of Outdoor Swimming PoolUse of Pashley BicyclesUse of Tennis CourtWashing MachineWiFi


Ground Floor:
Open plan living space including:
With Aga.
Dining Area
Central between the kitchen and sitting room with table and chairs seating twelve.
Sitting room
With feature Ergo Focus wood burning stove, flatscreen HD LED televisions here and in the bedrooms and iPod docks for entertainment.
Bedroom one
Wth a king-size bed and an en-suite shower room.

First Floor:
Bedroom two
With king-size bed and an en-suite shower room.
Bedroom three
With a roll top bath in the corner and an en-suite with wash basin and WC.
Bedroom four
With a roll top bath in the corner and an en-suite with wash basin and WC.

Patio with garden furniture amidst 4,500 acres of parkland.
On-site parking.
Use of an outdoor swimming pool, April - October.
Use of a tennis court.

Additional Information:
An additional concierge service is available upon request. This includes a chef or bespoke spa treatments.
A steep ladder stair has been retained and provides access to the third bedroom.
One well behaved dog is welcome (small additional charge), kept to the ground floor please.

Surrounding local area

Sibton Park Estate was developed from the 17th century on land to the east of Sibton Abbey, a picturesque ruin itself dating from 1150. The current house was built in the Greek manner by Robert Sayer, once Sheriff of Suffolk, to replace an earlier Queen Anne house and features giant pilasters and a central bay of full height Ionic columns forming an open semi-circular portico to create a dramatic entrance.

Sibton Park Estate is becoming a haven for wildlife with well over 100 different bird species. Over 2,000 nest boxes have been erected, including 38 owl boxes as part of the Suffolk Barn Owl project and the Estate is home to significant breeding populations of raptors, including a dozen pairs of Barn Owls and eight pairs of Buzzards, as well as many other at risk species. They are establishing a reed bed for migratory wetland species, particularly the Reed Bunting and Reed Warbler plus there are significant mammal, amphibian, moth and butterfly populations developing through the planting of woodland, field trees and hedgerows and the introduction of ponds, lakes and meadows.

Set deep in the Yox Valley in the county boasting the greatest expanse of sky and cleanest air in England, Wilderness Reserve is nestled between the pretty Suffolk villages of Peasenhall and Yoxford yet just a short drive from the celebrated Heritage Coast. Southwold, on the mouth of the River Blythe, has a fine Victorian pier, colourful beach huts and is home of the famous Adnams Brewery. Nearby Walberswick is a favourite spot for crabbing with the children and is connected to Southwold via the quaint ‘foot ferry’. Equally fashionable is historic Aldeburgh, with its spectacular beach, world-famous festival and renowned fish & chips.
Within the Yox Valley, guests can choose from a wide variety of award-winning traditional and gastro-pubs, such as The Westleton Crown, a delightful country pub serving a hearty British menu, the Sibton White Horse, an informal pub serving home-cooked food and fine ales and The Queen’s Head in Dennington, a fine 16th Century pub serving excellent cuisine. Restaurants include the Crown & Castle in Orford and Mains, in nearby Yoxford. The Crown in Walberswick and Brudenell in Aldeburgh, both within easy reach of Sibton Park, are also not to be missed.
Aldeburgh and nearby Snape Maltings are a mecca for musicians, artists and poets. Together, they play host to the Aldeburgh Festival, a yearround cultural event founded by composer Benjamin Britten. The Snape Maltings Concert Hall, operated year-round by Aldeburgh Music, hosts a wide array of recitals, travelling theatre companies and musicians and Aldeburgh also hosts its own poetry festival. Excellent shopping and even more culture can be found just over the county boundary in the world-famous university city of Cambridge. Peer into the many colleges with their manicured quadrangles, hear the choir sing in spectacular King’s College Chapel or go punting on the River Cam, a must for any visitor.

Guest reviews

We normally spend July in the Algarve, but this year opted to stay in the UK and set our sights on Suffolk. We wanted wilderness and we got it at The Wilderness plus a few extras like tennis, a chef and a large screen TV absolutely essential for the World Cup. Not sure if our dog enjoyed it more than we did, but it definitely provided the tranquility, space and landscape we were looking for. The on-site team were welcoming and responsive and should be commended for providing a top notch service in an incredible setting.

P Perl, July 2018
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Welcome hamper included

A complimentary hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.


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