Hire our Lodge, affectionately called East Gate Lodge, as Forest Haven is located a short walk from the East Gate of RAF Woodbridge, central to the mystery surrounding the famous 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."
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 with ensuite heated wet room, the beds surround a central firepit, great for cooking and toasting marshmallows. The adjustable grill ensures an even heat, cooking food to perfection while you and your companions can sit around the log fire enjoying its cosy glow.
Create the perfect ambience with our remote control mood lighting, varying colour and tone at the press of a button, connect to our ipod dock to add that finishing touch with your favourite tunes, or enjoy one of our specially selected relaxation CDs. Then sit back with a glass of your tipple of choice, nicely chilled in the adjoining kitchenette which houses a fridge/small freezer, mini hob and sink.
Fancy dining and living a bit more al fresco? use of the outside fire pit with grill and dutch oven is included, 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.
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 or maybe even a UFO. To add to your experience why not also treat yourself to one of our massage therapies, reflexology treatments or use the sauna and steam room in our onsite therapy centre.
Round the evening off with marshmallows toasted over the remaining embers of the fire., topped off with hot chocolate for that extra bit of perfect indulgence.
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.
There is no televsion or Wifi. The aim is to enjoy the natural surroundings and enjoy the forest.
East Gate Lodge is equipped with:
All towels, bed linen, snuggle blankets, hot water bottles
Ensuite wet room
Heated Kitchen/Utility Room with Sink, Fridge/Small Freezer, Hob, Kettle, all cooking utensils and cleaning cloths
Outside furniture on the raised decked area
Picnic table and chairs
Decorations for occasions
Indoor and oudoor fire pit with grills and dutch oven
Wood, coal, kindling, firelighters and matches
Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows
Tealights and candles
Robes if booking Massage Treatments
Exclusive private use
All guests need to bring:
Clothes and toiletries, (toilet rolls are supplied)
Food and drink
Bathing costumes for the hot tub
Sunscreen in Summer! Woolly Hat in Winter! Or for the hot tub as it can be chilly for the ears!
Warm socks or slippers as we have a no shoe policy in the lodge
Flip Flops to go from the Lodge to the Spa
Wellies or walking boots for those Forest stomps!
Fitness clothing if attending exercise sessions
www.Visitsuffolk.com for details of local attractions
www.forestry.gov.uk/rendlesham for nearby rendlesham forest visitor centre
www.visit-woodbridge.co.uk for the nearest market town
Other useful information:
Nearest Train station: Melton station approximately 6 miles
Nearest shops pubs and resaurants: 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