Glamping Suffolk with Hot Tub
Forest Haven in Suffolk provides a range of bespoke Glamping with hot tub, fitness and holistic therapy experiences. East Gate Lodge is set in the secluded idyllic peaceful heart of Rendlesham forest, near the historic market town of Woodbridge, Suffolk, a historic riverside market town boasting some of the very best restaurants, pubs and shopping in the coastal area. The working tide mill is a major attraction. Forest Haven is located a short walk from the East Gate of RAF Woodbridge, central to the UFO Sighting of late 1980. One of Great Britain’s most significant Military-UFO incidents, there were reports of sightings of unexplained lights nearby and claimed landings of a UFO. The incident is sometimes called the most famous UFO event to have happened in Britain: “Britain’s Roswell”. Walk the UFO trail using one of the maps provided by the local forest centre again a short walk from ourselves, reliving this part of local history while taking in the birds and other wildlife associated with this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This was the inspiration behind the name of our Glamping Lodge, affectionately called East Gate Lodge.
EAST GATE LODGE
The Lodge itself is a bespoke Grillikota, from the Finnish for Grill house, developed from the traditional Kotas (similar to a teepee) used by the indigenous Sami people in Northern Lapland. Comfortably sleeping four to six the lodge includes
- Ensuite wet room
- Beds surrounding a central firepit great for cooking and toasting marshmallows
- Remote control mood lighting, varying colour and tone at the press of a button
- Connection for your ipod dock to add that finishing touch with your favourite tunes or enjoy one of our specially selected relaxation CDs
- Adjoining kitchenette which houses a fridge, mini hob and sink
DINING AL FRESCO
Fancy dining and living a bit more al fresco? For a modest additional fee, hire our outside fire pit with grill and dutch oven, perfect for hot pots, stews and casseroles, for that authentic sitting around the camp fire experience. Enjoy the days end watching the sun set over the trees and feel the stillness and peace as the forest changes from day to night. This is often the time of day when deer venture out across the tracks, so be sure to keep an eye open for a sighting of these wonderful majestic and serene animals.
Feeling a bit more adventurous? Enjoy a night under the stars with our Bushcraft hammock, for a small extra fee, just you, the forest and nocturnal wildlife, a great way to really be part of nature.
Once the sun…and supper…have gone down, you might fancy a dip in the hot tub outside your lodge. Relax and let your head lie back as you gaze up at the stars and moon lit sky.
WOOD FIRED BARREL SAUNA & ICE BATHING
You can Hire our wood fired Barrel Sauna, overlooking the Forest, with your lodge stay, alone or with the hydrotherapy hot tub and also available with a massage treatment or fitness session. If you are brave enough try our Ice Bathing, a therapy which has been around for hundreds of years and known as hot/cold immersion therapy. Please contact us to discuss the options.
EAST GATE LODGE is equipped with
- All towels, bed linen and snuggle blankets
- Ensuite wet room
- Heated Kitchen/Utility Room with Sink, Fridge/Small Freezer, Hob, all cooking utensils and cleaning cloths
- Hot Tub
- Outside furniture on the raised decked area
- Picnic table and chairs
- Indoor fire pit
- Exclusive private use
All guests need to bring is food and drink!
YOGA, PILATES & TREATMENTS
Try Yoga or Pilates in our purpose built pine cabin overlooking the forest, or outdoors among the trees; power walk along peaceful forest paths or experience exhilarating boot camps.
Gain clarity of mind in calm surroundings or simply relax with a soothing aromatherapy massage, reflexology treatment or indian head massage.
Complete your experience with a rejuvenating visit to the steam and sauna cabin or Hot Tub attached to your Kota Lodge. or simply relax around one of the open fires.
These are just a few of the many options available to alleviate stress and restore balance to mind body and soul! All bespoke tailored to you!
- Rendlesham Forest
- Woodbridge Tide Mill
- Suffolk Heritage Coast
- RSPB Minsmere
Nearest Train station: Melton station approximately 6 miles
Nearest shops pubs and restaurants: Woodbridge approximately 7 miles
Nearest supermarket: Tesco/Marks and Spencers Martlesham approximately 10 miles
Nearest Beach: Shingle Street approximately 4 miles
Nearest UFO landing site!: Approximately 1.5 miles
From £140 per night