$285 – Suffolk Georgian mansion stay w/meals, was $466
Escape to The Ickworth, a Grade I-listed Georgian mansion set on a 1800-acre National Trust estate in the Suffolk countryside. Overnight breaks with dinner now start at $285, saving over $179 on the usual cost, and include:
- Accommodation in a Family Double Room with Garden View (sleeps 2-4), with full English breakfast, for two
- £35 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.
- "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
- Tennis courts
- 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
- 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
- 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.
Standard Time is 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Children and additional guests: The Family Room can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children aged 11 and under, free of charge. Meals are not included and will be charged as taken. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
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.
$285 / night
When You Can Go
Until 31 Jul; +$18 Fri-Sat
Getting ThereStansted Airport is an hour's drive from the hotel and Bury St Edmunds railway station is a 15-minute taxi ride. Parking is free.
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