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Secret Meadows Luxury Glamping

Hasketon nr Woodbridge, Suffolk, England
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Wildlife conservation charity has luxury safari lodge tents + hot tub, a 2-storey tent, Gypsy's Rest & Hobbit Box nr Woodbridge & the Suffolk Coast.

CLOSED DURING WINTER - EARLY NOVEMBER to MARCH/EASTER.

Set on a beautiful nature reserve in rural Suffolk, Secret Meadows takes glamping to new heights with award-winning accommodation, green-themed activities and special packages.  Organic towels, complimentary hand-made soaps, and a welcome tea tray are provided, and beds are ready-made for your arrival. An onsite pantry shop is full of locally-sourced quality produce and wildlife themed gifts and there is an excellent pub within walking distance by public footpath. Guided by an environmental ethos and owned by a wildlife charity, profits go to nature conservation.

The site includes 6 Luxury Lodge Tents (safari style tents) each of which sleeps up to 6. One of these has a private hot tub and another has electric and wifi, so take your pick!  There is also a two storey luxury safari tent which sleeps up to 8. Each tent is in an individual wooded glade, overlooking surrounding meadows so they each have a private feel, working well for individual families or couples as well as groups. Tents include a 4 poster bed, cupboard bed, single beds, fully equipped kitchen, wood-burning range cooker/stove, sofa, private loo and shower.

The Two Storey Luxury Safari Tent is similar to the Luxury Lodge Tents but has a bit more wow factor! (Newly added so photos coming soon!) This tent is nestled among trees overlooking a meadow so it has a lovely private feel just like the other safari tents. Spacious, stylishly furnished and with all creature comforts considered. There’s also electricity but candles and oil lanterns are still provided. A fully equipped kitchen has hot running water, gas cooker, oven and fridge. There’s a wood burning stove, sofas, large dining table and chairs and two private loos and showers. Downstairs there is a double bed hidden in a cupboard and a double four-poster bedroom. Up the wooden staircase, there are two cosy bedrooms overlooking the trees, one with a double bed and one with two single beds.

A luxury gypsy caravan and shepherd's hut make up Gypsy’s Rest, which sleeps up to 4 with a double bed in each unit. Gypsy's Rest provides stylish glamping accommodation in a secluded area of meadow with woodland either side. A Reading-style gypsy caravan is accompanied by a large shepherd’s hut to provide a fully equipped kitchen area (including hot running water and wood-burning range) and an extra sleeping and living space. The interiors of both units have been lovingly furnished in vintage-style. A private loo and shower building is easily accessible at the back of the shepherd's hut.

If you are looking for a bit of magic and adventure while luxury camping then look no further than the Hobbit Box which sleeps 4. This special glamping accommodation is a recycled horsebox truck designed for modern-day hobbits. The main living space includes a fully equipped kitchen (including hot running water) and a rustic dining table and chairs, sofa and little wood burner. A bedroom at the back of the Hobbit Box has a built-in double bunk bed, storage space and a door which leads to a private loo and shower building. Little round windows overlook a wildflower meadow with a background of ancient woodland.  This accommodation is in its own meadow so it makes a lovely romantic escape as well as a fun base for adults with young children.

For days out, Secret Meadows is near to the riverside market town of Woodbridge and close to Framlingham with its 12th-century castle.  The nature reserve is at the edge of The Suffolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where there are excellent coastal towns and villages including Aldeburgh, Walberswick and Southwold. Local attractions include Thorpeness Meare, Jimmy’s Farm, Easton Farm Park, Minsmere and Orford Castle.

Secret Meadows packages include breakfast hampers, barbeque boxes, private hen coop hire, bushcraft and whittling workshops, and hot tub hire.

Enquire for group bookings for up to 52 guests. Adult-only groups are accepted outside of school holidays. Dogs are welcome outside of the summer holidays, subject to a small fee.

Prices start at £495 for the luxury lodge tents, £529 for the lodge with electricity and wifi and £595 for the lodge with hot tub for a 4 night mid-week stay.  The 2 storey luxury tent costs from £845 for a 4 night midweek stay.  Prices start at £395 for the Gypsy's Rest and the Hobbit Box for a mid-week stay.

Minimum 3-night weekend stay / 4-night midweek stay -Peak season.

Low season- minimum 2 nights midweek / 2 or 3 night weekends during April, September & October excluding school holidays.

Wifi and electricity for the Luxury Lodge Tent only.

Room Types

Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Norwich