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 across seven acres of land, with views over 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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Facilities

At the centre of Apple Mount Retreat is our unmistakable giant ‘witch’s hat’ tipi, a magical space to enjoy on your own or to share with your group. With the sides down it’s perfect for cosy evenings around the large fire pit, 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.

Simply being here and enjoying the space, peace and beauty is enough for some people, with our fabulous heated pool and excellent tennis court, of course. And in the winter, when the pool isn’t heated, our sauna is there to restore your rosy glow.

Plenty of car parking is available onsite.

Our 4 luxurious ensuite glamping pods are lovingly designed with your comfort in mind:

- Comfortable double bed and additional sofabed, both with hotel-quality linen

- Ensuite shower room and toilet – with towels

- Underfloor heating

- Compact kitchen with microwave, fridge, sink (hot and cold running water), kettle and toaster

- Welcome pack including tea, coffee, sugar and milk, washing up liquid and toiletries

- Dining table and chairs

- Crockery, cutlery and proper glasses for your favourite tipple

- Outside, each pod has its own deck, with firepit, BBQ, chairs and parasol

- And wifi, of course!

You might like to treat yourself to one of our alternative treatments or therapies whilst you’re here:

Call us to discuss the perfect holistic therapies to help you to achieve your goals including Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Shamanic Healing, Drum circles and workshops, and Yoga, amongst other things. Everything can be personalised to suit your individual or group requirements and is subject to availability.

In addition, we offer coaching sessions with our highly experienced coach, to help you find direction and set and achieve your life, health and career goals. Please note that the 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.

Suitable For

We don’t allow dogs / pets but always try to accommodate assistance animals – please contact us to discuss at the time of booking.

Apple Mount Retreat does not generally accept children, although exceptions can be made when you book the entire site.

We welcome groups who want to hire all 4 pods, provided they are happy to abide by our rules for managing noise in the evenings and are respectful of our peaceful atmosphere and natural environment. Please send us an email with the number of people in the group, the reason for the stay and any extra requirements so we can discuss in more detail.

Nearby

Apple Mount Retreat is situated on a hilltop just outside Lavenham in Suffolk, famous for its well-preserved medieval buildings, Guildhall, Little Hall Museum and impressive church. Find out about the fascinating history of this beautiful, historic village by joining on of the regular walking tours. Lavenham is also known for its great pubs, restaurants and tea shops and there are plenty of lanes and small shops to explore, as well as a popular farmers’ market. And if you’re feeling energetic, you could walk along the route of the old Lavenham to Long Melford Great Eastern Railway Line.

Long Melford (7 miles) 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 poplar as a film location.

Other local attractions include:

Kentwell Hall – (a stately home and gardens hosting historical re-enactments).

Lavenham Falconry – Bird of prey experiences and archery

Giffords Hall Vineyard

Hilly Ridge Alpacas

West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village

Greene King Brewery, Bury St Edmunds

Abbey and Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds

Melford Hall

Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury

Ickworth House and gardens

Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket

Food & Drink

Excellent restaurants and pubs can be found in nearby Lavenham and the surrounding villages. The nearest are 2 miles away in Preston St Mary (The Six Bells) and Lavenham:

Our personal favourite is Number 10 in Lavenham, a great bar and restaurant with a brilliant atmosphere and good food.

The Greyhound is also excellent.

Also popular in Lavenham are The Great House and the Cock Horse Inn, Memsaab and The Gallery at The Swan.

And there are plenty of delightful tearooms: Lavenham Blue Vintage Tea Room, Tatum’s Teahouse, Chilli and Chives to name but three.

Lavenham also has a variety of food shops including small supermarkets, an excellent Butchers and delicatessen, Bakers, Grocers, etc.

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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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Getting There

From Lavenham: Leave Lavenham on Bury Road (A1141) and drive north for just under 2 miles. Just before the water tower, turn right, signposted 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.

From Bury St Edmunds: Leave Bury St Edmunds on the A134 towards Sudbury and Lavenham, and drive south for approximately 5 miles. Turn left onto the A1141 towards Lavenham and continue for approximately 4 miles. Just after the water tower, turn left,  signposted 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 and you can then get to Apple Mount Retreat by taxi. Bus services are available between Lavenham and Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham and Sudbury.

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