The Ickworth

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This unique hotel is part of a 1800-acre National Trust estate in Suffolk
  • You can hire 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

Enjoyed This
"Fabulous place to visit, you also have the National Trust place to visit or even just to walk around the grounds are stunning."
11. Feb 2020 - Hemel Hempstead, 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 1800 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 climbing frame. Adults can hire bikes for £10 per day.

Families can borrow 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 (£13 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 a PlayStation and an Xbox 360, as well as table tennis, table football and giant draughts.

The fine-dining Frederick's Restaurant overlooks the Italianate gardens and is adults-only in the evenings, whereas the Conservatory restaurant serves less formal 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 selected rooms for £15 per dog, per night (please enquire on booking).

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.

Enjoyed This
(59 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ickworth Hotel & Apartments (part of Luxury Family Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Joan on reception was particularly helpful.
Paul 12. Feb 2020 Tonbridgen, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous place to visit, you also have the National Trust place to visit or even just to walk around the grounds are stunning.
Other Comments
Beautiful building set in amazing grounds. The staff are all very helpful and friendly.
yasmin 11. Feb 2020 Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great hotel, great service, great food
Other Comments
Very friendly staff, I called to book the restaurant and spa treatment and they were very helpful also they upgraded our room which was very good of them and made the birthday weekend special.
Christopher 10. Feb 2020 Newmarket, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxed yet efficient. Staff were very friendly and professional. View from the room was great. Room was original and the bathroom was amazing. One of the best hotels we’ve stayed in.
Other Comments
Great location. And swimming pool was lovely,
lynne 08. Feb 2020 Gillingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Was delighted to get upgraded from a Lodge room to the main hotel, because when you get on sight the Lodge rooms are quite a way from the main hotel for meals or the swimming pool. Staff we excellent, as were the meals. Loved the pool. Shame the main National Trust part is under renovation but the grounds are extensive for walks so plan to come back in the summer.
Philip 03. Feb 2020 Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely rooms, all staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was exellent.
Brenda 31. Jan 2020 Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent service, food and room. Will definitely return.
Jill 31. Jan 2020 Kings Hill, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful! A beautiful setting, although a pity most of of Ickworth House was under scaffolding and tarpaulin! Staff very efficient, friendly but not intrusive, mostly excellent food, a couple of disappointments. Overall I would highly recommend a break here.
Maria 30. Jan 2020 Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great visit would go again if on a Travelzoo promo as excellent value. A bit pricey for us if not on an offer.
Nicola 26. Jan 2020 Maidstoneaidstonr, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
House are gardens are a joy
Other Comments
Great for families
Mr Martin 21. Jan 2020 GRAVESEND, United Kingdom

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