Little Island Retreat at Rookery Meadow


Hut hosted by Rob

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bed
  3. 1.5 bathrooms
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You’ll have the hut to yourself.
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As the only glamping spot on site, you have the lake and meadow to yourself for a truly romantic and relaxing getaway. With your own island, lake and meadow, a stay at "Little Island Retreat" is true exclusive glamping. Our wooden glamping cabin features a king-size bed, sink, decking area, seating, BBQ and eco toilet. A short walk away is a shower room with electric shower, flushing toilet, sink, fridge, USB point and plug sockets. Linen, towels, crockery and basic cookware are all provided.

The space
Little Island Retreat is your very own island retreat, right in the heart of the Suffolk Countryside; offering exclusive glamping at its best.

The island is situated on a two-acre lake on the edge of a wild-flower meadow on our family farm. Rookery Meadow features 400-year-old oak trees, and is home to sheep and horses, and the lake boasts a jetty and lakeside walk. Just outside the meadow is where you will park, before walking up the winding meadow path to the little gate that leads you to the lakeside. Here you will enter your very own tranquil spot, free from electricity and running water. You will walk around the lake to the bridge, crossing to Little Island Retreat. The island looks out over the lake through its large windows and double glass doors. To the rear you will find an ample decking area with rustic seating and a BBQ with ring hob and kettle. The views over the lake are stunning. Inside, a king size bed ensures a good night’s sleep, whilst the sink provides water for simple washing. A bean bag and footrest offer an extra comfy spot to sit and read or relax, and games ensure you have simple entertainment. Solar power provides lighting, with LED lanterns and candles to create a romantic atmosphere. Crockery, cutlery and basic cookware is provided along with a kettle that can be heated on the BBQ. A cool box helps keep basic provisions chilled. An eco-toilet is situated right next to the cabin through a lockable stable door.

A short walk away, next to your car, a shower and utility room is available for your exclusive use. The shower room has an electric shower, sink with hot running water and a flushable toilet. Towels and eco-friendly toiletries are complimentary. The utility room has a stainless-steel sink with hot running water, perfect for washing up your BBQ cookware. There is also a fridge to store food and drink, coat hooks, plug sockets and USB charging points so you can stay plugged in to the outside world (if you want to!). Next to the shower and utility room the patio and wooden gazebo offer a quiet spot to sit and eat.

Continental breakfast basket or a pantry stocked with locally sourced bacon, eggs, bread, jam and milk is available for an additional charge of £20.

Luxury welcome hamper including local beers, wine and tasty snacks also available upon request.

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What this place offers

Lake access
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 68 reviews


Where you’ll be

Saint Margaret South Elmham, England, United Kingdom

You will be nestled in the heart of the Suffolk countryside in a rural village on a working family farm. We offer true escapism with the chance to relax in nature, whilst being near enough to some creature comforts to keep you entertained. From the comfort of your cabin you can enjoy simple peace and quiet, tranquil views, lakeside walks and some of the best sunsets the county has to offer. Spot kestrel, barn owls, dragon flies and a host of flora and fauna to reset your body and soul. There are no shops or pubs within walking distance, so you have the chance to unplug and unwind. However, there are five pubs within a two to three-mile cycle or drive (walkable if you are happy to navigate foot paths and country roads), all of which offer a warm welcome and good food as well as music several evenings a week. Suffolk offers a great chance to walk and cycle with numerous routes including the famous Boudica’s Way and Angles Way. A local swimming pool is available for private hire sessions in the nearby village of Flixton and the famous seaside town Southwold is just 15 miles away, home to Adnams Brewery and some great fish and chips. Closer to home the market towns of Halesworth, Harleston and Bungay are each six miles away offering a plethora of cafés, pubs, restaurants and shopping. Beccles and The Broads are 12 miles away. Local vineyards, breweries, farms and wildlife centres offer daytime attractions for those seeking activities.

Rob's wife Gem is a qualified yoga teacher so guests can join in with weekly scheduled outdoor yoga classes for £7 per person, or book a private session outdoors or in the farmhouse studio from just £25. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or fancy giving yoga a go for the first time, the classes are a great way to relax and refresh the body and mind as part of your unique getaway at Little Island Retreat.

Hosted by Rob

  1. Joined in August 2019
  • 68 Reviews
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Born and bred on the family farm, I look forward to welcoming you to the lake that my dad built just over 30 years ago. As someone who loves travelling myself I hope to offer you all the things I value when staying away from home, a big bed, peace and quiet and countryside on the doorstep. You may spot me looking after the land and farmhouse, metal detecting in the local area or else I'll be cooking up an Indian feast in the kitchen. I'll be on hand if ever you need me, but otherwise I will leave you to enjoy having the lake and meadow to yourself to enjoy some truly unique and exclusive glamping.
Born and bred on the family farm, I look forward to welcoming you to the lake that my dad built just over 30 years ago. As someone who loves travelling myself I hope to offer you a…

During your stay

We will be there to welcome you when you arrive and will be contactable by phone throughout your stay. We live in the farm on site so will always be available if you need us.

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House rules

Check-in: 16:00 - 20:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more
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