The Ickworth

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Amy Lindsay
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What's Included

  • Accommodation in a Lodge Double Room (located a short walk from the main house) or Small Family Double Room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • £35 per person towards an à la carte dinner (food only)
  • You can book extra nights for the same price, with breakfast and dinner included daily
  • We have also negotiated a massage, facial and afternoon tea for £59

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
"Overall very good.Staff friendly and helpful.gluten free options good ."
Nov 28, 2019 - St Albans, 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
  • 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-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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
(25 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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Enjoyed Most
Great hotel.
Other Comments
If you book to stay in the lodge it is quite a walk to the hotel for meals and really we had to drive. It was nearly freezing so we drove backwards and forwards to have a meal and breakfast. Which makes it less enjoyable if you want a drink with your meal in summer it would be better as you could walk the 15mins each way but not in very cold weather.
Stephen Dec 04, 2019 Leigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Overall very good.Staff friendly and helpful.gluten free options good .
Other Comments
Swimming pool good but changing facilities basic
robert Nov 28, 2019 St Albans, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Really enjoyed our stay,room was good very clean and tidy, meals were excellent and very good service.
Keith Nov 27, 2019 Spalding, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The deal was very good, lovely hotel and location but the restaurant service for both dinner and breakfast was very slow. Everything else was great.
Clair Nov 27, 2019 Saint Neots Cambs, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Amazing hotel, wonderful room set in the m
Other Comments
Wonderful hotel set in amazing grounds. The staff were all incredibly helpful. Superb room with everything you could possibly need.
Linda Nov 22, 2019 Norwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We loved everything about it.
Marie Nov 20, 2019 Harpenden, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice hotel and food. Location good for visiting Nat. Trust.
Other Comments
Rooms cold as bedroom heating turned off in evening until 6.00 in the morning. Not good for the elderly. Conservatory restaurant also cold in evening and at breakfast.
frank Nov 17, 2019 Deddington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Stayed on a deal,wouldn’t consider staying at normal prices as the Hotel can only be described as a bit Honky Tonk,; ie: it doesn’t seem to know it’s identity.Childrens toys in the library,cluttering the floor,formal dining room a collection of 3 small soul less rooms,no Bar,a swimming pool only,no sauna,hot tub etc.Certainly not 4 star,a. Very poorly lit car park which makes for a rather difficult journey through puddles of water to reception.The food although over priced was cooked perfectly.Thus being said,Good value but only through a deal.Certainly not worth £2500 for a Xmas break!
John Nov 17, 2019 North Shields, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing,Helpful staff,Would have liked more choices on dinner menu Breakfast excellent
James Nov 15, 2019 Eye, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed our stay. Walked the grounds, good walking Food was excellent. The room was fabulous. Dining room looked great but could not book. Table.
Other Comments
Only disappointments . we could not visit Ickworth House as it has closed for the winter. If we had known would have gone a day earlier. Also we could not get a table in the dining room and eating Chateaubriand in the conservator cafe , was not the experience we had hoped for as it was a birthday celebration. We did try to book a table at 11am on the morning we arrived.
Henry Nov 06, 2019 Wisbech, United Kingdom

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