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
"Lovely weekend away to unwind."
Jan 14, 2020 - Loughton, 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
(45 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
4.7 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Andrew Jan 15, 2020 North Warnborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely weekend away to unwind.
Mary Jan 14, 2020 Loughton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Really enjoyed our stay and walking in the beautiful grounds. The free guided tour was very interesting.
Other Comments
The evening meal however was not enjoyed. Trying to be upmarket and not succeeding. The menu choice very poor. Beef donut as a starter. Weird! Risotto not made with arborio or carnaroli rice, dry and inedible. Breakfast excellent! A full English exactly how you would expect it to be.
Raymond Jan 14, 2020 Kesgrave, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything was first class apart from our first evening meal as we felt the choice was poor which led to two adults opting for children’s meals. The food was not hot. Salmon overcooked. Presentation not up to scratch. We decided to forego our £35 per head voucher off each meal the following evening and eat in a local pub where the food was excellent (The Plough).
Nigel Jan 12, 2020 Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Lovely hotel set in amazing grounds. Room and staff were fantastic. Only slight downside was the evening meal in terms of choice and value. Desserts were limited and decidedly average. Pool was great!! Overall a vert good stay.
Martin Jan 09, 2020 Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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The staff at The Ickworth were very welcoming and the rooms were amazing. The food was delicious and it was lovely to walk around the grounds.
Rebecca Jan 07, 2020 Barnet, United Kingdom
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Other Comments
Only problem was very low water pressure in our room, which was otherwise very comfortable
Jennifer Dec 20, 2019 Coulsdon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good food and service
Other Comments
Unfortunately Ickworth house, our reason for visiting , was closed for refurbishment, but we enjoyed visiting the hotel
Linda Dec 20, 2019 Welwyn, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Interesting history to the house and appreciated a tour of the ‘servants’ quarters’ but the main building was closed and covered in scaffolding for the winter. Otherwise a comfortable stay.
sheelagh Dec 19, 2019 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Delightful hotel full of atmosphere. Dinner in Fredricks adults only restaurant was delicous and beautifull presented
Glenis Dec 13, 2019 Woking, United Kingdom

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