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The Clockhouse & The Barn, Wilderness Reserve

Sibton Park Estate, Sibton, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 2LZ


£2,100 - £2,600

Full Weeks

£2,100 - £5,000




4 + 3


4 + 3

Set within the beautiful Sibton Park Estate, both the Clockhouse and Barn offer a place of peace and rural tranquility, with no compromise on luxury.

Sleeps up to 14 in 4 + 3 bedrooms with 4 + 3 bathrooms. Weekends from £2,100 to £2,600, full weeks from £2,100 to £5,000. For shorter stays please enquire.

If fully occupied, price per person per night is usually between £21 and £62.

  • Catering Available
  • Countryside Walks
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Self Catering
  • Tennis Court
  • Wedding Facilities
  • Working Fireplace

The main house at Sibton holds weddings, and the Clockhouse and Barns can be used for guest or honeymoon accommodation. Seats up to 40 indoors and the total venue capacity is 250.

  • Catering Available
  • Civil Ceremony License
  • Gardens
  • Marquee Available


The Clockhouse and Barn are part of one of our very favourite estates: the Wilderness Reserve, in Suffolk. The whole estate has just been renovated with guests in mind, and can accomodate up to 50 in various lovely buildings.

The Clockhouse and Barn can both be hired for holidays as one house (sleeping 14), or as separate houses (sleeping 8 and 6 respectively). 

There is a shared courtyard with parking for up to 7 cars, and each property has its own terrace and gardens.

The Clockhouse

There are 4 en-suite, double bedrooms; three of which are in one wing, and the fourth in a wing beyond the reception rooms. The reception rooms include an elegant sash-windowed drawing room (complete with an open fire), and a dining room with a table to seat 8. The reception rooms are connected to the open-plan kitchen and living space by folding doors, allowing you to open one big space, should you wish.

The Barn

The Barn has been converted from a traditional timber-framed Suffolk barn, and has a vaulted kitchen with a dining table at one end. The kitchen has full height glazed doors that lead down to an East-facing terrace (perfect for breakfast). All 3 bedrooms are double (en-suite) and on ground level (although the master bedroom is on a split level). The master bedroom has French doors leading to a private courtyard garden. There is also a dramatic drawing room on the first floor, and a garden room with views across the open parkland.

About the Wilderness Reserve

The  estate rolls over 350 acres of private woodland and parkland, and is bordered by the romantic ruins of  a Cistercian Abbey. Available within the grounds is an all-weather tennis court and a naturally-filtered swimming pool.  

Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature

The Clockhouse and Barn are perfect for family parties, at any time of year. There’s plenty of space and enough room for everyone to get together for dinner after a long day enjoying themselves. Like every house and building on the Wilderness Reserve, the Clockhouse and Barn have been beautifully finished, and are full of thoughtful touches, like logs ready-chopped for the fires, bathroom treats and a kitchen stocked with milk and bread.

About the Location

The Wilderness Reserve is about 2 hours’ drive from central London. The nearest train station, Darsham, is about 10 minutes’ drive away. The estate is 7 miles from the sea, which is part of the Heritage Coast.

Things To Do

There is a huge amount to do both on and off the estate, and Wildreness is famous for its country sport. There are  lovely walks on the estate; particularly one leading into Sibton itself, with its award-winning pub, The White Horse.

There are trails for horse riding, cycling and trekking. For spas or shopping, Ipswich and Norwich are within easy reach, or Cambridge is over the border.


The main house on the estate (Sibton Park) holds a wedding license, and the Clockhouse and Barn can be used for guest accommodation.

The Clockhouse and Barn are suitable for family parties, reunions of friends, sporting breaks, holidays and weekend breaks. Staff (including catering) can be arranged at extra cost.



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House History

The Clockhouse was built in 1827, and shares the same elegance of proportion - and quality of architecture and execution - as the main house. The building was originally used as the coach house, and its dominating feature is the bell and clock tower, which faces the heavy wrought iron entrance gates. The Barn is an earlier building, dating from around the late 1700's. It was built as a threshing barn, and retains its original oak timber frame, protected by blackened weather boards.

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