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Ivy House Country Hotel

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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

Enjoyed This
(394 Member Ratings)
"The very helpful and polite staff, the food was excellent, so thank you chef!!!"
17. Jun 2018
Bicester, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

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. 

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Ivy House Country Hotel is close to the coastal town of Lowestoft, and sits on the banks of Oulton Broad. Its 21 acres of grounds include gardens, lawns, ponds, marshes and a thatched barn.

The hotel is in the Broads National Park, and you can stroll into the village of Oulton Broad directly from the hotel's gardens. The park is full of scenic waterways and wildlife, and 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.

Eve's Bar 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 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 2018

  • "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 2018



  • 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 only and corresponding charges will apply as follows: £15 per child per night, for children aged 10 and under; £25 per child per night, for children aged 11-15; £35 per person per night, for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. 
Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request an extra bed/cot and confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices. 

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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 8am-6pm AET

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

Enjoyed This
(394 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ivy House Country Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The very helpful and polite staff, the food was excellent, so thank you chef!!!
Other Comments
The Ivy house was a very nice hotel, set in large grounds. Southwold was a lovely beach and area to visit.
Kathleen 17. Jun 2018 Bicester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the gardens and lovely walks
Other Comments
green pea shoots on the fried breakfast . Where did this come from , surely not from any known recipe
Doug 16. Jun 2018 Rochford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Large double bedroom with very large bathroom. Close to dining area - food very good but menu a bit limited.
Other Comments
Situated close to beautiful countryside and the Broads. The poppies at this time of the year were absolutely stunning. We would recommend a visit to How Hill (best at the weekend when the garden is open).
Janet 14. Jun 2018 Romsey, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxed atmosphere and large grounds
Other Comments
Close to a fabulous nature reserve and the Oulton Broads
Melvin 13. Jun 2018 Sheffield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Large very comfortable rooms in a lovely location. Watching a barn owl hunting in the early morning in the hotel grounds. Location right on the edge of marshes a haven for birds and wildlife.
Other Comments
Extras like ground coffee and home made biscuits on the hospitality tray were much appreciated.
Julia 14. Jun 2018 Bakewell, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The peace and quiet and the walks available in the countryside area
Other Comments
The bar/cafe was very pleasant and the restaurant was very enjoyable
Irene 15. Jun 2018 King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Overall comfort in a relaxed atmosphere
Other Comments
Pleasant courtyard setting but whilst the room was very good it was somewhat let down by the scruffy courtyard. A bit of attention to the courtyard would be most worthwhile.
Colin 09. Jun 2018 Wallingford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were brilliant and managed to keep the atmosphere relaxed
Other Comments
It was just like living in a Luxurious farm with all the animals
Paul 05. Jun 2018 Coulsdon, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Table service was a little slow. Not keen on dogs coming to breakfast
Jean 03. Jun 2018 Stanford-le-Hope, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location and chocolate biscuits in room unfortunately on the third day they were half the size!
Other Comments
Beautiful dining room food expensive for the Quality.
Jennifer 25. May 2018 Winchester, United Kingdom

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