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Ivy House Country Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"Located ideally to visit the Broads"
13. Oct 2019 - LondonLondon, United Kingdom
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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 town 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 & Lounge 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 and have a picnic at one of the many picnic tables within the grounds.

For fine dining, head to the Crooked Barn Restaurant, which holds two AA Rosettes. 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.



  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Breakfast for children is included
Breakfast for adults is included
Please use the Special Request field to 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.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
£15 per night for children 10 or under.
£25 per night for children 11 to 15.
£35 per night for older children and adults.

A limited number of infant's cots/cribs and extra beds are available, on request only.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £15 per pet per stay.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets are allowed 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-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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(447 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ivy House Country Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Located ideally to visit the Broads
Other Comments
Loved it!!!!!!
Pravinkumar 13. Oct 2019 LondonLondon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
we will be returning.
KEITH 13. Oct 2019 Canvey Island, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Enjoyable stay in pleasant small hotel with good staff.
Jane 12. Oct 2019 Woodstock, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff brilliant, always smiling and always ‘you’re welcome’ or ‘a pleasure’. Lovely hotel and very nice food - the only exception being rather undercooked lamb shank.
Anne 12. Oct 2019 Royston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A beautiful setting just minutes walk away from Oulton Broad. Food was very good and excellent service.
MARGARET 11. Oct 2019 Derby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A lovely small hotel in a quiet country location with several places of interest within easy reach. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent.
Jeffrey 11. Oct 2019 Stanford-le-Hope, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A wonderful retreat perfect for nature lovers. The beautiful hotel grounds are set alongside The Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s nature reserve at the Oulton Broad. Plenty of walks, birdwatching etc, then return to the comfort of the hotel where wonderful meals and service await you. We love it here.
Pauline 09. Oct 2019 Brentwood, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
wonderful. no problems and the room was excellent as were the staff. food was superb though a little on the cool side.
Other Comments
great place to stay peaceful area perfect for sampling suffolk
Carol 08. Oct 2019 Newark, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very relaxing break with ex excellent food
Steve 08. Oct 2019 Spalding, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Ivy house cancelled our stay 50 minutes before our check in due to flooding in the rooms(very heavy rain in the east )
Gary 08. Oct 2019 Lowestoft, United Kingdom

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