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Secret Meadows Gypsy's Rest & The Hobbit Box

Hasketon Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

A wildlife conservation charity offers exciting glamping options near Woodbridge & the Suffolk Coast. Closed in winter

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Set at 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. 

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.  The Hobbit Box is a converted wooden horsebox truck which sleeps up to 4 with a quirky double bunk bed. 

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, look no further than the Hobbit  Box. 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.

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

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.

Enquire for group bookings for up to 52 guests (including the Luxury Lodge Tents/Safari Tents at Secret Meadows). Adult-only groups are accepted outside of school holidays.  See the listing for Secret Meadows Luxury Lodge Tents for more accommodation options.

Dogs are welcome at Gypsy’s Rest (and some of the safari tents) outside of the summer holidays.

Prices start at £371 for the Gypsy Caravan and Shepherd's Hut for a mid-week stay.

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

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


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