Let's face it, for all the bells and whistles, sometimes there's just no getting around the fact that some glampsites simply take a bit of getting used to. With expectations understandably high, often it seems you're set up for a disappointment. But the ease with which you slip into the relaxed atmosphere at Suffolk Retreats is simply seamless.
Set within 9 acres of idyllic grounds on the outskirts of the village of Hundon, Suffolk Retreats offers the perfect destination for both families and couples. Overlooking a large, tranquil pond and Hundon Grange, a grade II listed property in which the owners reside, the two Mongolian style yurts (complete with wood-burning stoves for added cosiness) are fully equipped and furnished for a hassle-free glamping experience. If you're away for that special anniversary, your accommodating hosts can even arrange a special champagne breakfast – complete with chocolates and flowers, naturally.
The surrounding countryside is abuzz with interesting wildlife, the focal point for which is the large fish-inhabited lake ("feed 'em don't fish 'em"). Tell your little ones to keep their eyes and ears peeled for kingfishers, woodpeckers, ducks, Canada geese, moorhens, bats, rabbits, deer, foxes, badgers and even the occasional visiting otter. There's also 4 adorable miniature horses on site plus a beautiful dinky donkey.
Suffolk Retreats is ideally situated to explore the best the county has to offer. Nearby Cavendish has plenty of antique shops, designer boutiques and traditional pubs. Neighbouring, Lavenham is one of the country's most beautifully preserved medieval villages. It's also equidistant from both the vibrant market town of Bury St Edmunds and cradle of academic excellence, Cambridge. All in all, it isn't hard to see why Suffolk Retreats was awarded the Gold Award by The English Tourism Board.
2 yurts; luxury shower/toilet block with hot water. Each yurt has double bed and a day bed that converts into 2 x single beds or 1 x king sized, plus futon. All bedding provided. No electricity in yurts. Chill area/games room has fridge freezer space, microwave, cooking utensils. Socket to charge phones/laptops. Wi fi (small extra cost). Games room with tv, air hockey, football table, pool table, dart board, various board games. Outdoor tables and chairs. BBQ available (£5 per night).
Glampers, kids, couples – yes. Pets – no.
There's a well-stocked local shop just a few minutes walk from the site. The Suffolk Coast is brimming with plenty of places to visit, eat and drink. Both Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge are also just 40 mins away.
Food & Drink
The CAMRA approved Rose & Crown (01440 786261) dates back to the 16th century and promises good food and fine ales. The Plough Inn (01440 786789) in Brockley Green has a sophisticated menu and does an amazing Sunday Roast. The Bell Hotel (01787 277741) in neighbouring Clare is a lovely historic setting to enjoy some pub grub favourites.
Short walk from nearest pub/resturant.
March – October.
The Owner Says
Our Traditional Mongolian Yurts are made from top quality materials to the highest possible standard Each one has a solid wooden floor for extra comfort and security and the Yurt itself is made from solid oak, with door, window and beautiful wooden crown. Each Yurt has a double bed, a large day bed that converts into either 2 x single beds or 1 x king sized. A futon can be provided if required. Bed linen is provided. Each Yurt also has its own wood burner/stove for heating and cooking. A range of utensils are provided and there is no charge for wood. A BBQ can also be added if requested. Small charge of £5 per day to cover cost of calor gas.
Toilets/Showers: There is a modern shower/toilet block just a few minutes walk from your Yurt. It offers good facilities and lots of hot water. Please bring your own towels.
Games Room All guests have use of extensive games room, with darts, pool table, air hockey, various board games and TV.
Note: there is no electricity in the Yurts but you can charge mobiles or laptops in our games room. We also offer fridge/freezer space and provide a cool box.
Located in the heart of the wonderful Suffolk countryside there is no better place to relax and unwind..
An under the stars experience you will never forget.
From M11, take A1307 towards Haverhill (approx 11 miles). Take first exit at roundabout following signs for Town Centre/Bury St. Edmunds. Take first exit at next roundabout (Sainsbury’s on right). After approx 1 mile you come to a double roundabout. Take first exit and then first exit again (Tesco on right) following sign A143 Bury St. Edmunds. Take first right (approx 1 ½ miles) sign for Kedington. Take first left (approx. ½ mile) sign for Hundon. Follow road out of village and into Brockley Green (approx ½ mile). Plough Public House is on the left, the road bears to the right. Hundon Grange and The Retreat are the only properties along this road. Approx ½ mile on the left (white house with black railings). Please use second set of gates.
Rural location. Car is essential
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