$201 – Suffolk country-house stay with meals, was $355

Ivy House Country Hotel
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Save up to 43% on an overnight stay at Ivy House Country Hotel in the Suffolk Broads. Now $201, this offer includes:

  • Accommodation in a Courtyard Double or Executive Room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • £20 per person to spend on the à la carte menu in the restaurant or on bar food
  • It's $268 for a 2-night stay and $353 for a 3-night stay (breakfast included each day; $34-per-person dinner credit on the first night only)

Why We Love It

  • This Suffolk hotel sits in 21 acres of gardens, lawns, ponds and
    marshes within the Broads National Park
  • The 2-AA-Rosette Crooked Barn Restaurant is in a converted 16th-century thatched barn on the banks of Oulton Broad
  • Popular seaside towns Southwold and Great Yarmouth are less than 30 minutes' drive away


Ivy House Country Hotel is close to the coastal town of Lowestoft, and sits on the banks of Oulton Broad within 21 acres of gardens, lawns, ponds, marshes and thatched barns.

The hotel is in the Broads National Park, and you can stroll into the village of Oulton Broad directly from the hotel's gardens. Full of scenic waterways and wildlife, the national park also has plenty of walking and cycling routes, or you can travel through it by boat and moor up to explore the nearby villages and waterside pubs.

The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Lowestoft’s promenade, and beyond that the sandy beaches south of the town offer plenty of options for coastal walks. Local attractions Africa Alive!, Pleasurewood Hills and the seaside town of Southwold are within 25 minutes' drive. The coastal resort of Great Yarmouth and the Suffolk Coast National Nature Reserve are less than 30 minutes' drive away.

An extensive refurbishment programme was completed in 2014, and included the addition of Eve's Bar, which has panoramic views over the gardens, ponds and over to the Broads. It's a great spot for a cream tea, a pre-dinner drink or a bar snack. You can also order a picnic hamper to enjoy at one of the many picnic tables within the grounds.

For fine dining, head to the Crooked Barn Restaurant, which has held two AA Rosettes since 2004. Head chef Keith Parton serves a menu of local and seasonal ingredients in the characterful 16th-century barn. 

All guests get homemade biscuits on arrival.

From the press:

  • "The kitchen makes excellent use of the region's produce in some eclectic dishes" -- The AA Restaurant Guide 2017

  • "The attractively decorated bedrooms are housed in garden wings, and many have lovely views of the grounds to the countryside beyond" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2017



  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • 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 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: A limited number of infant's cots/cribs and extra beds are available on request: £15 per child, per night, for children aged 10 and under. This includes breakfast.A limited number of extra beds are available on request: £25 per child, per night for children aged 11-15; £35 per person, per night for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. Please confirm the age of the third person.Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: £15 per stay, in Courtyard Double Rooms only.

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.

Additional details: For guests booking the Travelzoo Deal and the Travelzoo Deal - 2-Night Package, dinner must be booked in advance directly with the hotel during the following times: Monday-Thursday 7.00-9.30pm; Friday and Saturday 6.30-9.30pm or Sunday from 12.30pm-7.45pm. Please phone the hotel directly on +44 1502 501353 as soon as possible after booking to confirm your dinner time.

$201 / night


When You Can Go

2 Oct-23 Dec

Enjoyed This
(512 Member Ratings)
"Room and extensive grounds"
Oct 17, 2017
Harwich, United Kingdom

Getting There

Lowestoft station is a 15-minute drive from the hotel, and Oulton Broad South station is less than five minutes' drive away. A taxi from either station to the hotel will cost £5-£8, each way. The hotel is five minutes' drive from the A12. Parking is free. 

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

Enjoyed This
(512 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ivy House Country Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Room and extensive grounds
Other Comments
Disappointingly few choices on the menu in the Crooked Barn Restaurant. Chosen main courses were below the standard expected in a two rosette restaurant. Bland and tasteless best describes the chicken and ribeye steak.
Michael Oct 17, 2017 Harwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
In a really good location, very peaceful
Nicholas Oct 17, 2017 Worthing, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location with great walks right on the doorstep
Other Comments
Food was really good and the dining room is impressive - in the old barn with vast ceiling and cruck beams.
Irene Oct 14, 2017 Hatfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Alan Oct 13, 2017 Rayleigh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peaceful setting, lovely rooms
Mrs Maureen Oct 14, 2017 Maidstone,Kent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
All of it. Staff very friendly and efficient. Lovely surroundings. Just the relaxing time we needed.
Other Comments
Would go back in a heart beat
NORMAN Oct 16, 2017 Ballymena, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location next to the marshes and walking areas
Other Comments
Good food --friendly staff
Pamela Oct 09, 2017 Lawshall, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel itself was lovely as were the staff. We most enjoyed the food we ate and breakfast was very nice with a lot of choice. If it had not been for the issues I've described we would have really enjoyed our stay. I would return if we were in a block that did not permit dogs
Other Comments
We were in rooms which permitted dogs that barked incessantly and woke us up at 5am in the morning. To be fair when we mentioned it to reception they spoke to the owners and they were quieter thereafter. Guests with dogs should only be in one part of the hotel and kept separate from guests without dogs. In addition we twice observed the waiting staff pet some dogs and then handle food. Also there was a wedding at the hotel on Saturday. The wedding guests used the bar where residents were eating. Not only could we not get anywhere near the bar to order a drink there were no staff around either to ask them. Also the wedding guests left the doors wide open every time they went in and out. Myself and other residents kept getting up to close the doors but had to give up and just let our meals go cold.
Karen Oct 02, 2017 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peace and quiet
Annie Oct 13, 2017 Yateley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room we had this time was really nice,courtyard rooms seem to be the best.
sonya Oct 09, 2017 Brandon, United Kingdom

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