WILDERLEY
Resort Back to Nature
About us
Wilderley is a unique recreational farm resort in the heart of the Waveney Valley, East Anglia. It is also a showcase for the promotion of green energy and sustainable living.

Set on a 40-acre hobby farm, you can stay with us in a range of hand-crafted, solar-powered accommodation, interact with a broad variety of over 100 free-range animals, relax and reset body and mind in our bespoke yoga facility and take a unique flight in a light aircraft (coming soon: in the world's first electric aircraft!).

"In a time of complex and ever-busier lifestyles, Wilderley's mission is to serve as a soothing place; awakening a sense of fun and a shift towards an overall happier & healthy well-being."
Celeste Goschen, Founder
Unique Escapes
From an Arts & Crafts Treehouse with a Narnian-inspired garden, a ranch-style Goat Camp for families to a Victorian railway carriage and a floating boat overlooking the valley; each space has been curated to inspire and charm - with decor objects sourced during the owners' flying adventures. Each boutique accommodation has its own private space with no shared facilities. Collect your own eggs, pick herbs and veg from our Wilderley garden, and browse our little farm shop for Wilderley-related gifts to take back home!
There is direct access to the Broads and award-winning walks across the Waveney Valley with only a 20-minute drive to the coast. This is the perfect spot to de-stress and get inspired. Wilderley is set three miles between two charming market towns of Bungay and Beccles with a multitude of independent shops and restaurants.
We also cater for your parties and events. Pre-book our cutting-edge yoga facility for your health and well-being, a little roundhouse for wet-weather BBQs and a UFO spaceship should you be in the mood to watch a Sci-fi film. Our animals can be invited for your birthday party, or you can impress your hen party guests with an exclusive alpaca walk!
Stay with us
What our customers say
Danny, UK
Staying at the treehouse shattered all my expectations, I'd strongly recommend booking now before the owners realise how great this place is and put the price up! I felt like I was staying in a work of art rather than a treehouse. Very much regretting not having a go in a plane or walking with an alpaca but I have a feeling I'll be returning!
Annie, London
Goat Camp was the most wonderful place to stay. It was absolutely beautiful, cosy and snug, and set within the most amazing farm. I highly recommend the alpaca walking as it's great fun, and you get to find out all about the history of the farm and the animals that live there. The local recommendations were great, and we had a brilliant time exploring Beccles, Bungay and Southwold. We will certainly be back!
Rachel, England, United Kingdom
Wow! What an amazing space. The tree house is an incredible place to stay, very creative, unique and well breath taking. You can definitely tell how much time and effort has been put into the tree house. Everything you need for a simple stay, with plenty to find and explore nearby. We loved our one night stay, and can't wait to book again. Celeste, thank you for having us! Your farm is simply beautiful!
Wellness at Wilderley
Wilderley's 'Yoga Park', a unique wellness centre, is the perfect spot to de-stress and get inspired. Our purpose-built, cutting-edge facility (opened in March 2019) specialises in Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Reiki, healing massage therapies and has the unique addition of a Russian Sauna and more!

We personally interview and select the finest therapists that Suffolk has to offer to reflect our ethos of providing the best healing for you.

If you are a health practitioner wanting to book your own retreat, we can accommodate groups of up to 20 people (sharing) for both half day and residential.
Relax & Reset
More and more research points to nature and animals being the true healers. We have a number of animals free-roaming on the farm and positively encourage your gentle interaction with them.

Wilderley's main attraction is its diverse range of furry friends - from 'Bear' the Skunk, a trio of Rheas, to 'Zeus', our mini llama, 'Ruble' the Patagonian Mara, a team of naughty pygmy goats, 'Ralph' our giant rescue pig, and our 'guardian goose' Geoffrey, as well as an eclectic collection of rescued birds, including peacocks, chickens, runner ducks and many more.

You can meet the animals now by clicking the button below.
Wilderley World
Meet the Animals
Central to Wilderley, live our beautiful herd of over thirty walking alpacas. Enjoy a stroll around our purpose-built path and learn more about these gentle, wonderful beings. Book a party (for children and adults alike) or a farm visit and meet a myriad of other exotic rescue creatures. Our magical team are also available for weddings, film work, and fetes. We even offer therapeutic outdoor yoga in the Summer months in our alpaca field.
Unicorn Alpaca Walks
What our customers say
JO NOLAN SAYS
An amazing experience at any time of the year. Very welcoming staff and super cute animals. A really hands on experience with Alpacas, several different types of chickens and birds, rabbits and not forgetting their fab skunk (just too many to mention) We highly recommend for all ages as we had a 9, 13 and 70 year old with us.
AMANDA LYN FOSTER SAYS
What a fantastic day. The Alpacas were amazing as well as Bear the skunk and Einstein the turkey. Lucy was a great host with plenty of information about the animals and farm. The kids said it was their best day ever. Completely recommend this for a hands on experience.
DONNA HUNT SAYS
Wanted to spend a bit of time doing something lovely with my daughter before school started and this was perfect. What a wonderful little place this was! Very personal, got to learn lots about the animals, their names, cuddles, feeding them. It was just superb! I highly recommend this. So lovely! Thank you so much x
CHELSEA HERVEY SAYS
We had the best experience ever today walking the alpacas (Comet & Gallihad) it was the best birthday present ever! I would highly recommend this to anyone. Lucie was absolutely amazing as well and such a lovely lady. We will definitely be back soon - thank you for the experience x
ZANTELL SPEAKMAN SAYS
We had the most amazing time today visiting. Absolutely wonderful experience with the animals and the ladies were so welcoming and took a lot of time making it special for us. Walking our own alpaca was a real pleasure and we will definitely be returning. Can't recommend it highly enough and have never seen somewhere so caring over its animals. 5*
JODIE WARD SAYS
I loved my birthday alpaca walk last week. The staff were so lovely and knowledgeable and it was so lovely to see animals that were so well looked after. The alpacas that we walked were amazing, it was one of the most memorable things I've done. Thank you!
ROXY BARNS SAYS
We had a fantastic time yesterday, the ladies were all really lovely, they made us feel so comfortable and at home and the setting is just beautiful. The alpacas we walked were hilarious, each with their own personalities and stubbornness, only walking at the pace they wanted to walk!
I would recommend this experience to anyone, people of all ages will enjoy meeting and walking the alpacas and meeting the rest of the animals. You can see how well looked after they all are and how happy and content they seem. We will definitely be back!
SUE HERVEY SAYS
Well, if we only do one proper day out this summer it has to be the farm and alpacas at Shipmeadow!
We booked a private slot with all the animals just for us to see on our own for three hours and with no other visitors, we could have not had it any better and felt totally relaxed! Thank you to the farm team - it was an amazing, well-run, socially distant visit for us. Taking all our health considerations in mind, we were so pleased. Happy kids, happy mum and dad
TRUDY WOOLF SAYS
What an amazing opportunity to walk with the Alpacas... after a stressful week I couldn't believe how calming this was, the information you get to learn about these gorgeous Animals is fabulous.... the ladies certainly know there stuff and the love & affection that are in her voice as they talk about them really does shine through the work they are doing / or going to do in near future is second to none - not only for the Alpacas but the other animals they rescue on the farm.... they are a no kill farm so every animal that comes through there gates finds its forever home.... and what a fabulous home it is... You truly won't be disappointed... I didn't want to leave I will definitely be going back & recommending this place to everyone I know. My Grandchildren all enjoyed it, so did my kids, but most of all SO did I.
Take a Unique Flight
Shipmeadow airfield is one of East Anglia's most unique airstrips. Started in the 1980s, this fun, quirky destination has hosted numerous types of light aircraft over the decades. Wilderley continues to uphold this legacy, so that our guests, as well as various charities and youth facilities, can continue to enjoy the freedom of the sky.
Wilderley is proud to support the development of Zero CO2 air travel. NEBO air is the next step in our project's development; a cutting-edge innovation, and our response to the challenge of the Net Zero Emissions target set-out by the government. To learn more about the project, visit: www.neboair.co.uk
Experience the wonder of flight and explore a bird's eye view from a light aircraft. These cost-sharing flights, on fair weather days, will present you with beautiful vistas of the Broads National Park and the East Anglian coastline. If you're happier with your feet on the ground, why not enjoy our VR flight simulator which gives you a very realistic sense of flight!
Come Fly with us
If you've visited us, stayed with us, or planning to, you can always keep in touch by joining our Wilderley News and Views Сlub.

This celebrates everyday life on the farm; from an interview with one of our animal keepers, resident artist to a visiting pilot.

There will be news about the development of electric aviation, deals for club members on accommodation, and a virtual space to explore the Wonderful World of Wilderley.
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Wilderley, Church Farm, The Hill, Shipmeadow, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 8HJ
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