Escape to the woods!

Newbourne Woodland Campsite

Kingfisher Cabin

The ideal retreat where you can relax and unwind in the peace and quiet of the countryside. Kingfisher Cabin is tucked away in a secluded spot within Newbourne Woodland Campsite, private but not isolated – on the edge of a lovely Suffolk village, with an excellent old pub just ten minutes walk away.

One of our sons bought an original showman’s trailer back in the early 90s. He sited it next to the nursery reservoir and lived in it, on and off, for years. He modernised it, converted bits and added a little wooden cabin at the front. The willows, oaks and plants grew up around the trailer, and it has evolved into Kingfisher Cabin – a cosy quirky holiday home for two. The decking overhangs a spring fed pond with reeds and bullrushes, and is home to a family of moorhens and a host of visiting wildlife.

Kingfisher Cabin has a fully fitted and equipped kitchen and sitting room with wood burner and a plentiful supply of logs. There is a CD player, a DVD player with a varied selection of DVDs, and a radio – but no television or wifi – leave the world behind for a little while … The cosy bedroom has a small but comfortable double bed, and has cupboard and hanging space. There is an electric shower and modern flush toilet; everything you could need as you while away a few days in this delightful retreat. Bedding and towels are also supplied. Upon arrival you will find a food hamper waiting for you, the best of the basics and a couple of little luxuries – just to keep the wolf from the door till you can tear yourself away to go shopping …

There is a barbecue and fire pit outside for evenings under the stars. One non-swimming, well behaved dog is welcome as long as you bring a dog bed and a lead or tie-out. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking, and there are many excellent footpaths and interesting places to visit nearby. We also have local maps for you to borrow during your stay.

What is provided

  • A fully equipped kitchen with full sized gas cooker, fridge, microwave, kettle, saucepans, cutlery and crockery
  • All bedding, towels and tea towels
  • Furnished sitting room with wood burner and a supply of logs
  • A radio, CD player and DVD player with a selection of DVDs
  • A small hamper of basic foods to start you off, with perhaps a treat included!

“A few days after we moved to the nursery we saw our first kingfisher, apparently lifeless on the ground – it had seemingly flown into a nearby glasshouse. Larry picked it up and cradled it in his hands for a few minutes – we were spellbound by that beautiful bird. Larry could feel its heart beating so he dipped it in the water of the reservoir and it revived and flew away. Every year since then we have seen a kingfisher at the pond, and I choose to think they are descendants of that first lovely bird all those years ago.

Jen

What to bring with you
The cabin is fully kitted out and equipped with everything you require for day to day living, so you can travel light! Personal items, toiletries, clothes and food are all you need to bring.

Kingfisher Cabin costs £75 per night, with a two night minimum stay and three nights on Bank Holiday weekends.

Please contact Jen on 01473 736201 or email jenrisdale@gmail.com for further information and availability.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kingfisher Cabin!

Newbourne Woodland Campsite, Jackson Road, Newbourne, Woodbridge IP12 4NR