Suffolk isn’t short of luxe properties but if you’re looking for somewhere seriously sumptuous to sleep this summer, visit Sibton Park – a handsome Georgian house.
The listed building boasts 12 bedrooms (and 11 bathrooms), each of which has a character of its own. The Sybarite has a soft spot for the Doll’s House – which typifies Sibton Park’s oneness with the outside wilderness, with the windows allowing natural light to stream in while framing the views of private parkland. Yet regardless of whether you plump for the Doll’s House, The Copper Bath Room, The Colonel’s Room or one of the other bijoux boltholes, you won’t be disappointed.
Owing to their aesthetic appeal, it would be easy to spend most of your sojourn at Sibton Park holed up in your room, but that would just be slobby. Instead venture downstairs to the sun-lit morning room, stunning drawing room with original Chinoiserie wallpaper, dramatic dining room that can accommodate 24 guests and luxurious study. All feature working fireplaces and discreet technology.
It’s all so pretty and relaxing that it’s tempting not to venture out of the manor – but don’t forget that you’re only a short drive from the celebrated Suffolk Heritage Coast and pretty villages such as Peasenhall and Yoxford. Meanwhile the 4,500-acre Sibton Park estate is basically your garden. Here you can try your hand at quintessential English countryside pursuits such as shooting, or simply explore the wilderness (the estate is a haven for wildlife with well over 100 different bird species).
But wait… there’s more: sailing, golf and horse riding can also be arranged nearby, as can kite-surfing, waterskiing, parachuting, gliding and, for adrenaline seeking Sybarites, flying lessons.
If all that exercise leaves you tired, relax in a sumptuous armchair in the private cinema while making the most of the latest blu-ray technology or indulge in a bespoke spa treatments, before enjoying a gourmet dinner either at Sibton Park or at one of the award-winning gastro-pubs within the Yox Valley.
Essentially Sibton Park would suit anyone up for total luxury in some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside. See you in Suffolk.
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