$173 & up – Suffolk Georgian mansion stay w/meals, 37% off

The Ickworth
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Escape to The Ickworth, a Grade I-listed Georgian mansion set on a 1,800-acre National Trust estate in the Suffolk countryside. Overnight breaks with dinner now start at $173, saving up to 37% on the usual cost, and include:

  • Accommodation in a Standard Double or Lodge Double Room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • £33 per person towards an à la carte dinner (food only)
  • You can book extra nights, with breakfast and dinner included daily

"Think Brideshead Revisited with a dash of Downton Abbey" -- The Daily Telegraph

Why We Love It

  • This unique hotel is part of a 1,800-acre National Trust estate in Suffolk
  • You can borrow bikes to explore the grounds, play a game of tennis, or unwind in the indoor swimming pool and beauty treatment rooms
  • The 2-AA-Rosette Frederick's Restaurant serves top-notch modern cuisine


Tucked away at the end of a long driveway, The Ickworth is a "rejuvenating retreat" (The Daily Telegraph) in the village of Horringer in Suffolk. The Grade I-listed Palladian building sits in extensive grounds roamed by deer, on an estate that was once owned by the aristocratic Hervey family and the Earl of Bristol. Today it is home to a hotel and a living museum run by the National Trust.

You can explore the 1,800 acres of parkland and play tennis or croquet in the gardens, or explore the National Trust house with a free pass from reception. Children can burn off energy in the fairy garden, with its trampoline and Wendy house.

Families can borrow mini wellies and there's a choice of 400 DVDs at reception, with daily film showings in the cinema. There is also an Ofsted-registered crèche (£10 per child, per two hours), a baby-listening service and babysitters (extra charges apply). Older children and adults can hang out in the games room, which has PlayStations, Wii consoles and Xbox 360s, as well as table tennis and table football.

The fine-dining Frederick's Restaurant overlooks the Italianate gardens and is adults-only in the evenings, whereas the Conservatory restaurant serves more informal fare including pizzas, steak and antipasti platters.

Bedrooms are split between the east wing of the manor and the lodge, which is half a mile from the main house. The restaurant and treatment rooms are in the east wing, and the indoor swimming pool is in an external building. Dogs can stay in some rooms for £15 per dog, per night.

You can try your hand at clay-pigeon shooting at Wild Tracks Off-Road Activity Park, spend an afternoon horse-riding at Barrow Hall Stables or fish at Larkwood Trout Fishery (all within 25 minutes' drive of the hotel; extra charges apply). The market town of Bury St Edmunds is a 10-minute drive away and Cambridge is less than 50 minutes' drive.

From the press:

  • "Unabashedly grand from the moment you head up the estate's long drive with the striking rotunda at the end" -- The Daily Telegraph

  • "Indulgence for all the family" -- The Independent

  • A "luxurious hotel that leaves a memorable impression" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2017



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Games room
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • Internet access


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: There is no extra bed available.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at £15 per day. Charges will be added to your bill.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

$173 / night


When You Can Go

Sun-Thu until 28 Feb, 2018; $200 Fri-Sat

Enjoyed This
(62 Member Ratings)
"Absolutely stunning hotel, professional, polite, friendly staff, fabulous food, waking up to a gorgeous snow covered landscape helped the overall experience. Do not have one negative comment to make."
Dec 11, 2017
Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom

Getting There

Stansted Airport is an hour's drive from the hotel and Bury St Edmunds railway station is a 15-minute taxi ride. Parking is free.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(62 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ickworth Hotel & Apartments (part of Luxury Family Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
The service and food were not nearly as good as in previous visits which was a great shame
Sarah Dec 12, 2017 Harwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Absolutely stunning hotel, professional, polite, friendly staff, fabulous food, waking up to a gorgeous snow covered landscape helped the overall experience. Do not have one negative comment to make.
jane Dec 11, 2017 Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
bike hire/swimming happy staff
A Nov 23, 2017 Bath, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food
Keith Nov 18, 2017 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The lovely relaxed atmosphere and the warm bedrooms.
Other Comments
Lovely peaceful stay. Lots of things to do. Staff were very helpful and welcoming.
Linda Nov 17, 2017 Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The grounds
Other Comments
Disappointed with the dinner. Very very small portions and food not hot
Angela Nov 14, 2017 BedfordBedford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Historic hotel,scenic location, pool, great breakfast
Paul Nov 08, 2017 Ipswich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The rooms were beautiful and the setting fantastic
Other Comments
One complaint the water wasn't very hot and had a tepid bath and shower.
Catherine Nov 04, 2017 Saxmundham , United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Facilities (bikes, swimming pool) Setting of the hotel and surrounding park. AS National Trust members we were able to visit the house (voices tour)
Other Comments
As it was half term, staff were very stretched at breakfast and there was a wait for some items. The WiFi was very poor and it was impossible to get online.
Keith Nov 01, 2017 Water End, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything it was fabulous
Judi Oct 28, 2017 Luton, United Kingdom

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