Wickhambrook Hideaway certainly lives up to its name. This immaculate refurbished school house is hidden away in Suffolk’s rolling landscape. It is perfect for a romantic country getaway where no one will disturb you. You can be at one with nature enjoying sensational views of the rolling fields. You can even fold back the doors to your bedroom and laze in your sumptuous bed or in your freestanding bath with the fields in front of you and a soft breeze on your face. What bliss!
This gorgeous renovation on the outskirts of the pretty village of Wickhambrook lies between Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds and the celebrated medieval town of Lavenham, not far from Cambridge and the fabulous Suffolk Heritage coastline . For beach days you can head to Frinton-on-Sea, Felixstowe, Aldeburgh, Thorpeness or Southwold. For some cultural entertainment or shopping you can head to Bury St Edmunds or Cambridge and if you are lucky enough to be taking your break on a race day, you can head to Newmarket. Then again, you may not want to leave your romantic, idyllic haven at all!
Wickhambrook Hideaway boasts a gorgeous open plan living space, a dreamy bedroom with a luxurious freestanding bath, a shower room and cute little patio. It is ideal for a couple wanting to get away from it all. You are welcome to take your furry friend who will love the walks from the doorstep and you could take a baby in a cot. If you are looking for a family getaway, please speak to our Concierge Team as we have many larger properties in this area. The profile of this timber clad retreat gives a hint of its previous life as a school house, but the renovation is seriously luxurious offering contemporary comfort and very easy living. The open plan living space enjoys a fabulous kitchen with a slight industrial feel. The units are smart and stylish with excellent appliances for your self-catering break. The dining area is very cute with a delightful table, chairs and bench seating painted in the same bluey grey tone as the kitchen cabinetry. The lounge area is just stunning. A sumptuous velvet sofa and chair are perfectly positioned to enjoy the log burning fire and the gorgeous panorama. Though petite, the high sloping ceiling gives this delightful space a cavernous feel and the doors and windows drown it in natural light. You will definitely appreciate the attention to detail is this lovely little pad.
Your bedroom is very special with your superbly comfortable kingsize bed beautifully dressed with luxury linens and stylish soft furnishings. The wall of glass doors facing the bed opens fully to a countryside wonder of fields and big skies. In front of your bed is your fabulous freestanding, roll top bath where you can indulge yourselves with both kinds of bubbles and those views. It is so romantic to have the freedom to bathe surrounded by nature. The shower room is beautifully appointed with an excellent walk-in shower.
You can step out from your bedroom and the living room to your patio with its garden chairs where you will be mesmerised by the scene in front of you and the changing light. It is so incredibly peaceful. You can walk for miles from your doorstep, much to the delight of your furry friend. You will definitely want to return.
Wickhambrook Hideaway is surrounded by glorious fields deep in the Suffolk countryside. It is located on the outskirts of the village of Wickhambrook, between Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill and Lavenham. Cambridge is to the west and the fabulous Suffolk coast to the east.
The charming, much photographed village of Lavenham is considered to be Britain’s best preserved medieval village and one of Suffolk’s most important wool towns. At every turn in Lavenham you will encounter medieval charm with characterful timber framed buildings lining the narrow streets and lanes. Lavenham has also gained a ‘foodie’ reputation with excellent restaurants and pubs. The village offers a rich history. In Tudor England, Lavenham was the 14th richest town thanks to its famous Lavenham Blue broadcloth. There are over 300 buildings listed as being of architectural and historic interest, including the beautiful Church of St Peter and St Paul, Little Hall, The Guildhall and De Vere House. The celebrated Guildhall is a spectacular timber-framed building built around 1530 by the religious Guild of Corpus Christi. The renovated Guildhall is located in the historic market place and today tells the stories of Lavenham’s fortunes. Little Hall, built in the 1390’s was once home to the Causton family and is now a museum owned by the Suffolk Buildings Preservation Trust. St Peter and St Paul Church was built at the height of Lavenham’s prosperity by Thomas Spring III in the late 15th century. The Old Grammar School is another amazing building. It was open from 1647-1887 and is a Grade I listed building whose many pupils included the famous painter John Constable. De Vere House is also know as the De Vere Hunting Lodge, the last house in Lavenham to be owned by the Earls of Oxford. Lavenham boasts a wonderful array of art galleries including the Crooked House Gallery, a building full of wonky charm. There are many charming cafes and restaurants. Lavenham is very proud of its strong links to America. The Lavenham airbase was home to the 487th Bombardment Group of the 8th US Army Air Force who flew 185 missions and more than 6000 sorties during WWII. There are some delightful walks in and around Lavenham. One is the Lavenham Woodland walk, part of the Old Lavenham to Long Melford Great Eastern Railway line. Not only is is beautiful, there are 24 varieties of butterflies that have been seen in the area.
The market town of Newmarket is the home of horse racing with the largest racehorse breeding centre in the country. It is a key global centre for horse health. Two classic races and three British Champions Series races are held at Newmarket each year. Newmarket has enjoyed close royal connections since the time of James I and the Queen often visits the town to see her horses in training. There are over fifty stables and two large racetracks, the Rowley Mile and the July Course. The town is home to over 3,500 racehorses.
Bury St Edmunds, the home of Saint Edmund, the original patron Saint of England boasts award-winning restaurants, excellent shopping, beautiful parks, historic buildings and many annual festivals. The magnificent St Edmundsbury Cathedral stands in the stunning Abbey Gardens among the ruins of the Abbey of St Edmund.
There is something for everyone in Cambridge. You might like to go punting on the River Cam, enjoy a picnic in the park, cycle around the impressive network of cycle paths, visit the stunning university buildings or join a walking tour of the city. King’s College Chapel is celebrated for its choral services including the famous A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, broadcast live by the BBC to the nation and around the globe on Christmas Eve. The University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum houses world-class collections of art and antiquities spanning centuries and Kettle’s Yard is a fantastic gallery for 20th century art and contemporary art. Theatre lovers are very happy with performances straight from the West End. There are also many alfresco music gigs.
If you can bear to leave Wickhambrook Hideaway, you may also enjoy a day at the seaside. It is easy to visit the dramatic and beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast and the wonderful, popular seaside resorts of Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Southwold and Felixstowe from Wickhambrook.