Wigwam Holidays Maglia Rosso is set in the beautiful, unspoiled Suffolk countryside in the village of Hawstead, just four miles south of Bury St Edmunds. 

Our south-facing cabins are set in a five-acre meadow adjacent to the former village pub, now operating as a cycling centre and licensed country café. We’re very family-friendly, with a children’s play area and plenty of space for families to enjoy the peaceful rural surroundings.

If you fancy venturing further afield, you’ve got easy access to nearby attractions through a network of quiet country roads, linking us to Bury St Edmunds and other beautiful towns and villages, such as Lavenham, Clare, Long Melford, and Newmarket.

Things to do while glamping in Suffolk at Maglia Rosso

Wondering how you can spend your time on your glamping break in Suffolk? Here are some of our top recommendations for a truly memorable staycation:

Enjoy life at a leisurely pace at Maglia Rosso

There’s no need to venture far from your Wigwam Cabin to make some lovely holiday memories: the Maglia Rosso cafe and cycle centre, as well as the area around Hawstead village, offers plenty of fun for the whole family! The cycling centre is open seven days a week, with bikes to hire, and many recommended routes from 5 miles upwards, while the café serves fabulous breakfasts, lunches and drinks. We also have a small playground for the kids, and a pretty duck pond on site.

The small village of Hawstead offers plenty of pastoral walks around it for a chance to reconnect with nature, with a huge village green just nearby. Venture along the banks of the River Lark or hire bikes from us and explore the small winding country roads all around you.

All local walks can be downloaded from the Hawstead Parish Council website here :  http://www.hawstead-parish-council.co.uk/leisure-time/walking-running/


Discover Bury St Edmunds

The historic town of Bury St Edmunds is just a few miles from the Maglia Rosso glamping site and is easily reached by car or bicycle. The town is richly steeped in history, playing a role in the stories of the Magna Carta and St Edmund. The ruins of the once-mighty St Edmunds Abbey are really worth a visit, along with the magnificent Cathedral Tower.

The medieval streets are full of award-winning restaurants, cafés and gastropubs sure to please the most discerning of palates and the town’s several spas offer a bit of pampering to elevate your holiday. Visit the Abbey Gardens to enjoy some lush greenery, from the Pilgrim's Herb Garden to the Appleby Rose Garden and The Garden of Reflection.


Surrounded by Local Villages - Long Melford and Lavenham

Long Melford is full of antique shops and a long High Street full of independent shops, tea rooms, and plenty to explore.  With Kentwell Hall at one end which boasts some amazing events throughout the year from outdoor cinema to the infamous Scaresville at Halloween.

At the other end of the village, Nethergate Brewery with its own bar, shop and a local brewery.

The unique village of Lavenham is also nearby, with its unprecedented collection of half-timbered buildings along the high street and market square, together with numerous cafes and shops.

15 miles West is the town of Newmarket which has regular race meetings throughout the year including Newmarket Nights, where you can watch the horse racing in the afternoon and live music into the evening. You can visit the town to see the spectacle of all the horses galloping out on the heath every morning, as well as the National Stud and award-winning Horse Racing Museum.

Go on an outdoor adventure in the Thetford Forest

Located some 20 miles north of the village of Hawstead, Thetford Forest is the largest man-made lowland forest in the country, with 18,730 hectares of woodland to explore. The variety of flora and fauna in this area offers make it a great day out for the whole family. 

Pack a picnic and put on some sturdy walking shoes for an activity-packed day! Zip wires, Tarzan swings, and rope ladders at High Lodge are sure to make the little ones (and those young at heart) giggle with excitement. Meanwhile, grown-ups will love a stroll through the Lynford Arboretum, admiring some of the unique birds, wildflowers, and autumn fungi that call the area home.


Looking for an opportunity to glamping near Cambridge? Look no further - 30 miles west of Hawstead is the iconic university town of Cambridge, perfect for a day trip on your glamping break at Maglia Rosso. Wander through the beautiful university campus, take in the dashing Gothic architecture of the town and relax on the riverside.

The town is also home to some impressive museums, including the Fitzwilliam art museum, the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and the Duxford Imperial War Museum. This makes Cambridge a great destination even on a rainy day!

Book your glamping holiday with Wigwam Holidays

Our Running Water Deluxe cabins can comfortably fit four people. Want to bring the family pet on holiday with you? Two of our Wigwam Cabins are dog-friendly. We also have one of the first Wigwam Cabins with disabled access so that everyone can enjoy great holidays in the great outdoors and able to sleep five.

Wigwam Holidays Maglia Rosso offers luxury glamping holidays in the great outdoors, giving you a chance to explore everything the wider Suffolk area has to offer.

Site Features

Cabin Facilities

Ensuite Toilet
Ensuite Shower
Adapted for Wheelchair Use
In-cabin WiFi
Crockery included
Pots & Pans included
Outside Decking
DVD Player

On-Site Facilities

BBQ Area
Secure Store (for bikes)
Bike Hire


Gravel Paths
Tarmac Paths
Hand rails in the bathroom
Ramp into accommodation
Adjustable height surfaces
Parking next to accommodation

Activities on site

Walking Paths/Trails
Childrens Play Area

Activities Near-by

Cycle Trails
Walking Trails
Historic Sites
Pub or Restaurant
Country Park



Special Events

Corporate Events
Hen Parties
Honeymoons and Anniversaries
Venue for Large Gatherings
Family Gathering

Location Type


Seasonal Events


Who's Coming?

Dogs Allowed


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Running Water Deluxe Wigwam® Cabin - Dog Friendly

Sleeps 4
Dogs allowed
Bedding included
Firewood optional

Running Water Deluxe Wigwam® Cabin

Sleeps 4
No dogs
Bedding included
Firewood optional

Wigwam® Lodge Accessible Cabin

Sleeps 5
Dogs allowed
Bedding included
Firewood optional

Contact Details

For more information or to book your stay at Wigwam Holidays Maglia Rosso, please find our contact details below:

Email Address: magliarosso@wigwamholidays.com

Primary Telephone: +447487566475

Alternative Telephone: +447800824014

Terms and Conditions

Check In: 14:00

Check Out: 11:00am

Cancellation Policy: Free

When You Arrive: Phone site owner on arrival


Frequently Asked Questions

Wigwam Holidays Maglia Rosso has 5 Running Water Deluxe cabins which can sleep up to 4 people. We also have a Wigwam Lodge Accessible cabin which can sleep up to 5 people, suitable for disabilities the Lodge has a wet room, wider doorways and lower kitchen cabinets which are also on wheels.
We are open all year round, 365 days a year.
Yes up to 2 dogs are allowed in some of our cabins and there is nightly extra charge. Please book the 'dog friendly' cabins or, the Lodge which is also dog friendly. We have fantastic footpaths around the area for dog walking.
Wigwam Holidays Maglia Rosso is great for kids. We have a children's play park and lots of open space for playing. We have a large open space in front of the cabins which is ideal for family games and a bike shop on site for bike hire
Please drop us an e-mail at magliarosso@wigwamholidays.com with the number of people in the group, the reason for the stay and any extra requirements so we can discuss in more detail.
We have firepits for hire which can be added as an extra when booking or after arrival during your stay. No open campfires are allowed

In each of our insulated Running Water Deluxe en-suite Wigwam Cabins and Accessibility Lodge you will find :

  •      Double duvet and pillow set and 2 towels
  •     Integrated shower room with walk-in shower, hand basin & toilet
  •     Compact kitchen, including electric hob
  •     Toaster, kettle, microwave, fridge
  •     Double bed
  •     Settee (making another double bed)
  •     Dining table and four chairs
  •     Freeview TV
  •     Lockable French doors leading onto decking
  •     Wall heater
  •     Pan pack
  •     Crockery, glasses, cutlery
  •     Picnic bench

Yes, electricity, hot water & heating is included.
In your Wigwam Cabin you will find a microwave, a hob, and a toaster. BBQs are available as an extra at the time of booking or after arrival.

We recommend the following as essential items to bring:

Extra Bedding can be hired at an additional rate of £15 per bedding set. Please email magliarosso@wigwamholiday.com to do this.

  •      Toiletries
  •     A torch
  •     Clothes, food, drink

Yes, you can order extras when making a booking from BBQs to breakfast packs. We also have a bike shop and cafe on site which has a small shop for things you may have forgotten and need.
There is a parking space next to each cabin, an overflow car park for extra vehicles as you enter the site if required.
We ask everyone to arrive from 14:00, if you would like to check in earlier please e-mail magliarosso@wigwamholidays.com to see we can accommodate
We operate a contactless check in and check out, you will be contacted with regards to details on your cabin and keys before your arrival. The cabins will be accessible all evening and ready for your arrival.
We ask all guests to please vacate the Wigwam Cabin by 11:00am (at the latest) on the day of departure, if you require a later check out, please e-mail magliarosso@wigwamholidays.com to see we can accommodate.
We have a cafe and cycle shop on site that is open daily from 9am to 5pm, depending on the time of year.
Each cabin has its own shower en suite facility.
There is a family shower / wet room in our accessible Lodge cabin.
There are pubs that serve food in most of the surrounding villages, the nearest being about one mile away, local pubs are restaurants that are listed in the welcome packs in each cabin.
Please take a look at our local amenities page here
There is no public transport nearby. A bus service operates on Wednesdays only to Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury. We have facilities for cycling with local routes to the local towns and villages
Yes, although sometimes not great due to being in the middle of the countryside, however, we do have WiFi available for guests in the cabins and the cafe and you can get a mobile signal at the top of our driveway.
Yes, we have free limited WiFi. Please note this is only for browsing the internet/emails etc, not for streaming/downloading, it is a basic service in the cabins and the cafe.
Wigwam extras are optional and are not included in the standard tariff. Wigwam Extras give you chance to choose your special treat and tailor it to your individual requirements, and include anything from bedding to BBQs.
The short answer is 'yes'! Each Wigwam is fully heated, with an electric heater included. The Wigwam Cabins are particularly well insulated and retain the heat. That is why our Wigwam Cabins can be booked 365 days a year!
From walking, cycling and visiting the local towns and villages our site is known for the peace and quiet with lots of surrounding countryside. Close to Newmarket for the horse racing, Lavenham for Harry Potters's house, Thetford for Go Ape and off-road cycling and Long Melford for the Antique shops there is something for everyone.
We do have DVD players available but separate to the TVs, please e-mail magliarosso@wigwamholidays.com to request when booking or, after arrival on site.