The Ickworth

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"Beautiful surroundings, warm & cosy atmosphere"
3. Dec 2018 - Wateringbury, United Kingdom
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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.



  • 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 the hotel
  • Internet access


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


  • Complimentary parking


  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest possible in the Lodge Double Room only. Infant's cot/crib and extra bed are available on request, free of charge, for children aged 12 and under. This does not include breakfast or dinner, which will be charged as taken. There is no extra bed available for adults.

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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(45 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ickworth Hotel & Apartments (part of Luxury Family Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
3.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Relaxing atmosphere.
Other Comments
Food portions could be better with vegetables included. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Carolyn 22. Jan 2019 SudburySudbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Linda 14. Dec 2018 NorwicH, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful surroundings, warm & cosy atmosphere
Sarah 03. Dec 2018 Wateringbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
David 27. Nov 2018 Norwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely atmosphere, places to relaxBeautiful walks
Other Comments
Beautiful walks around the hotel
Victor 21. Nov 2018 Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent restaurant, pool and grounds.
Other Comments
Staff very helpful.
Paul 18. Nov 2018 Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Facilities and service
Deborah 12. Nov 2018 Halstead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The pride the staff take in their jobs in this exquisite house.
Other Comments
What a privilege to stay in such an historic home. Even though a building of this age and size is not without its challenges, our room was sumptuous and the dining experience excellent. There were a lot of families with small children (v well behaved) which surprised us. We enjoyed using the large indoor swimming pool which was well heated, although it was not what some people might expect from a hotel spa - think more sports hall. The gardens are wonderful and full of colour considering our stay was in autumn. As for the House - exquisite, in immaculate condition , fantastic collections and the NT staff couldn’t have been more helpful and informative.
Paula 26. Sep 2018 Wetherby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room had a lovely view of the gardens.
Other Comments
Disappointed with the standard of the room, glasses were not clean, cobwebs on the bedside lamps and about 6-7 spiders/insects above the bed, therefore was not able to sleep at top of bed so had to sleep at bottom of bed for fear of them falling on me. Tried to call reception to complain a few times but unfortunately no one answered the phone.
Michelle 14. Aug 2018 Margate, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff very friendly Beautiful hotel with great room Food was excellent
Other Comments
Worth visiting for grounds and house Stunning location
Paula 26. Jul 2018 Lowestoft, United Kingdom

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