• Shelley


Updated: Mar 1

A couple of weeks ago, my daughter and I took a trip to the historic Kenton Hall Estate for a couple of days of Glamping.

We set off on a beautiful sunny morning where the two hour journey to Stowmarket in the idyllic Suffolk countryside, was an extremely pleasant one, passing fields upon fields of golden wheat along with pretty country villages.

As we arrived, we were greeted with a stunning avenue of ancient trees which led us towards the main gates. Once parked, we gathered our belongings and walked through the enchanted woodland area towards the shepherds hut which was going to be our home for the next couple of days.

This was my first time glamping in a shepherds hut and it definitely did not disappoint. With it's countrystyle decor, king size bed complete with a wood burner stove, everything you would need for a cosy stay. Along with your own private shower room.

We had stopped off on our journey to stock up on provisions, so we could make full use of the the fantastic kitchen facilities that were available just a few minutes walk away from the

shepherds hut complete with an oven, fridge, toaster, and kettle. There were also plenty of plates, pots, pans and utensils at your disposal.

Just outside the kitchen area is a gorgeous communal cedar dining table, bench and charcoal barbecue along with a rather large fire pit surrounded by comfy padded seats.

Our first evening was spent walking through this magical woodland that was lit up with fairy lights and then we sat toasting marshmallows around our private fire pit until the sunset.

On awaking the next morning, was something quite special. Just sitting sipping tea on the wooden veranda looking out to the tranquil surroundings with nothing but the sound of birds singing, was my idea of heaven!

As well as the shepherds hut, this luxury glamping estate has a beautiful Moroccan themed yurt together with several cute wooden lodge tents all designed and furnished to a high standard. Perfect for hen weekends or groups of family and friends.

Later that morning the weather took a turn for the worst, so we decided to jump in the car and go for a drive into the local village of Debenham for a spot of lunch and then on to Ipswich for some shopping!

As it was still raining that evening, we cooked some tea and ate inside the hut, then lit some candles, hunkered down with a good book, chocolate treats and no WiFi. Perfect mother and daughter time!

The sun decided to shine on our last day, so I was up early to take a stroll around this beautiful estate. The magnificent Tudor manor house is a private family home but what makes this place so special is, it not only is a great place for glamping, but you can get married here too. Or even book a cookery class at The Food Hub with a varied of different courses.

Oh, and lets not forget the delightful cow pastures surrounding the estate, where they raise Longhorn cattle.

Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Shelley x

(I was a guest of Kenton Hall Estate, with many thanks to Emma for our lovely stay)

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