Apple Mount Retreat

UK England East Anglia Suffolk Lavenham

  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Campfires allowed
  • Adults only
  • Adults Only
  • Groups welcome
  • Walking
Luxury pod glamping with a swimming pool, tennis court and holistic therapies all available

This magical, hilltop glamping site is located on a vast seven acres of land, with far-reaching views across the Suffolk countryside. Surrounded by landscaped gardens and apple orchards, this is a place where people come to relax, recharge and reconnect with nature. The site is just north of Lavenham, famous for its well-preserved medieval buildings and impressive 16th-century church, a glorious building of cathedral-like proportions.

Boasting underfloor heating and WiFi, the en-suite glamping pods have a comfortable double bed, as well as an additional sofa bed for larger groups. There’s a compact, fully equipped kitchen and a spacious dining area with a table and chairs. Outside, each pod has its own decking including outdoor seating, a fire pit and a BBQ. Spend your days relaxing by the heated pool or exploring the grounds, with a brand new tennis court, a large picnic field and a number of bird boxes, hedgehog houses and bee hotels dotted around the site.

At the centre of Apple Mount Retreat is their giant ‘witch’s hat’ tipi, the perfect communal space for cosy evenings around the huge fire pit. It’s lit by hundreds of twinkling fairy lights, and with the sides up you have the best of both worlds, being both indoors and outside at once. The tipi also plays host to the various therapy sessions on offer during the day. Debbie, a Reiki Master and Advanced Shamanic Practitioner, holds various workshops and sessions such as yoga, meditation circles and shamanic healing but you don’t need to take part in the classes to appreciate the natural beauty and tranquillity of the site.

If you’re itching to get out into nature there's plenty of options here. Follow the path of the old Lavenham to Long Melford Great Eastern Railway Line, a popular walking route now known as the St Edmund Way. In winter months when the pool isn’t heated, the sauna is reopened so that after a long day exploring you can restore your rosy glow and soothe any aching muscles.

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  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
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  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
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Details

Facilities

Inside the glamping pods there is underfloor heating, WiFi, a double bed and an additional sofa bed (all bedding and linen provided). All the pods have an en suite, with a shower and toilet (towels provided). In the kitchen area there is a microwave, fridge, sink, kettle, and toaster as well as crockery, cutlery and proper glasses. A welcome pack is also there for when you arrive, consisting of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, washing up liquid and a few extra toiletries. There is also a dining table and chairs inside, while outside there are more chairs and a parasol in addition to a firepit and BBQ.

Suitable For

This is an adults-only glamping site. Dogs are not permitted.

Apple Mount Retreat has a strict noise policy and expects guests to be respectful of the quiet, peaceful surroundings especially in the evenings. This is for everyone's benefit, including yours. Guests failing to observe this may be asked to leave.

Please note that therapies and treatments must be booked in advance and are subject to availability.

Please contact Debbie at Apple Mount Retreat as soon as you have booked to arrange your treatments. Treatments are payable on arrival Apple Mount Retreat

Nearby

Long Melford is 15 minutes away, this is one of Suffolk’s most attractive villages, well-known for its long high street full of antiques shops and art galleries, as well as being popular as a filming location for channels like the BBC. Kentwell Hall is a 15-minute drive away, too, the Tudor stately home, 15th-century moat house and 30 acres of beautiful walled gardens and tall cedar trees make for a very picturesque day out. Gainsborough House’s (01787 372958) in Sudbury is also a 15-minute drive away, here you can learn about the life of Thomas Gainsborough, admiring his art and getting to see the historic garden that is filled only with plants that were available when Gainsborough was alive. Giffords Hall Vineyard (01284 830799) is just over 15 minutes away, recently featuring in a list of the best English wines, you can take a tour of the family-run vineyard or skip straight to the sampling.

Food & Drink

There are lots of great local restaurants and pubs in nearby Lavenham and the surrounding villages. Debbie, the owner of Apple Mount Retreat, recommends Number 10 (01787 249438) in Lavenham, only around five minutes away in the car. The relaxed spot has a great bar and restaurant, with a lively atmosphere and a takeaway menu also available if you want to eat back at your pod. Other great options in Lavenham include The Great House and the Cock Horse Inn, both a five-minute drive away. The Great House (01787247431) was recently billed “one of the best restaurants in England” by The Sunday Times, the gourmet menu is made fresh daily by their head chef and pastry chef to produce the highest quality meals. The Cock Horse Inn (01787 827339) is a casual pub serving hearty breakfasts, light bites at lunch and top-notch pub grub in the evenings.

Open

All year.

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The Owner Says

Apple Mount Retreat is a peaceful, luxurious glamping site with fabulous facilities, designed to give you the break you deserve. Nestling amongst trees and landscaped gardens, surrounded by beautiful countryside and famously huge Suffolk skies, Apple Mount Retreat is the perfect place to relax alone or reconnect with your friends and family; perfect for your spiritual, mental, emotional and physical rejuvenation.

4 luxury en suite glamping pods, fabulous ‘giant witch’s hat’ tipi with fire pit, swimming pool (heated in the summer months), sauna (in colder weather), superb tennis court, situated in 2.5 acres of landscaped gardens with access to a large field for picnics and additional space. On-site holistic group and individual therapies available if you choose.

Hire a single pod or the whole site.

Our hilltop location is perfect for admiring the far-reaching views of the Suffolk countryside, where you can enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets. During the day, look out over the surrounding farmland, where each season brings a new landscape, and listen to the beautiful birdsong from the wide variety of birds here. Nights here are dark as there is minimal light pollution with the silence punctuated by owls and other wildlife in the surrounding trees and fields.

Accommodation

Four glamping pods.

Barn Owl

Pod Sleeps 3
Our pod can sleep 3 adults with a comfy double bed and a very good sofa bed, fabulous ensuite and compact kitchen. The pod has underfloor heating and is fully insulated and double-glazed, with rear window and lockable French doors. Brand new for this year, everything in the pod is in excellent condition and decorated in rich, welcoming tones.

Pheasant

Pod Sleeps 3
Our pod can sleep 3 adults with a comfy double bed and a very good sofa bed, fabulous ensuite and compact kitchen. The pod has underfloor heating and is fully insulated and double-glazed, with rear window and lockable French doors. Brand new for this year, everything in the pod is in excellent condition and decorated in rich, welcoming tones.

Partridge

Pod Sleeps 3
Our pod can sleep 3 adults with a comfy double bed and a very good sofa bed, fabulous ensuite and compact kitchen. The pod has underfloor heating and is fully insulated and double-glazed, with rear window and lockable French doors. Brand new for this year, everything in the pod is in excellent condition and decorated in rich, welcoming tones.

Peacock

Pod Sleeps 3
Our pod can sleep 3 adults with a comfy double bed and a very good sofa bed, fabulous ensuite and compact kitchen. The pod has underfloor heating and is fully insulated and double-glazed, with rear window and lockable French doors. Brand new for this year, everything in the pod is in excellent condition and decorated in rich, welcoming tones.

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Location

Contact Apple Mount Retreat, Apple Mount Farmhouse, Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk IP30 0NQ

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Getting There

If you are coming from the north, follow the A134 towards Sudbury and Lavenham, and drive south for approximately five miles. Turn left onto the A1141 towards Lavenham and continue for just under five miles. After the water tower, turn left, following the signs to Thorpe Morieux and Preston. At the bottom of the hill, turn left towards Thorpe Morieux. As you reach the top of the hill, Apple Mount Retreat is on your left.

The nearest train stations are at Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket and Sudbury, from here you can get to Apple Mount Retreat by taxi. Bus services are available between Lavenham and Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham and Sudbury.

Reviews

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Fantastic

This place was a last minute find and it was exactly what we were looking for. The glamping pods were very high quality, very warm and cosy despite the weather. Also, all the appliance and kitchenware were high quality as well. The hosts Debbie and Dan were very friendly and eager to help with anything at all. The retreat itself is a very quiet, peaceful place with clean air; the walk around Lavenham was very nice as well. Overall, a fantastic experience and I wouldn't hesitate to come back again.
May 10, 2021 by Sang-Ghi Lee Verified Review
★★★★★

Beautiful and relaxing venue

We’ve just had an amazing weekend at Apple Mount Retreat and have now arrived home feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. The luxury pod was so comfortable - the bed and bedding were of excellent hotel standard, as were the bathroom facilities. It was an absolute treat to have underfloor heating too. The kitchenette was well appointed and included a microwave, fridge, kettle and toaster. There are many places to eat a short drive away, including beautiful and historic Lavenham, so evening dinner wasn’t an issue but breakfast and snacks/lunch were easy to make in the pod. My husband also took advantage of having a full body massage in the Sanctuary by one of the therapists. Meditation is more my thing which I enjoyed in the massive tipi. There is a heated swimming pool and a brand new tennis court too. The photographs on the website are excellent but even better was the atmosphere of the Retreat. It was so peaceful and I can’t wait to book up again. Debbie and Dan who run the Retreat were lovely and friendly and I can’t recommend this place highly enough.
May 4, 2021 by Claire & Sven Knop

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  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
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