$175 – Suffolk Georgian mansion stay w/meals, was $287

The Ickworth
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Escape to The Ickworth, a Grade I-listed Georgian mansion set on a 1800-acre National Trust estate in the Suffolk countryside. Overnight breaks with dinner now start at $175, saving over $132 on the usual cost, and include:

  • Accommodation in a Family Double Room with Garden View (sleeps 2-4), with full English breakfast, for two
  • £35 per person towards an à la carte dinner (food only)
  • You can book extra nights, with breakfast and dinner included daily

"Think Brideshead Revisited with a dash of Downton Abbey" -- The Daily Telegraph

Why We Love It

  • This unique hotel is part of a 1,800-acre National Trust estate in Suffolk
  • You can borrow 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


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 1,800 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 Wendy house.

Families can borrow mini 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 (£10 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 PlayStations, Wii consoles and Xbox 360s, as well as table tennis and table football.

The fine-dining Frederick's Restaurant overlooks the Italianate gardens and is adults-only in the evenings, whereas the Conservatory restaurant serves more informal 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 some rooms for £15 per dog, per night.

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.

From the press:

  • "Unabashedly grand from the moment you head up the estate's long drive with the striking rotunda at the end" -- The Daily Telegraph

  • "Indulgence for all the family" -- The Independent

  • A "luxurious hotel that leaves a memorable impression" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2017



  • 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

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 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: The Family Room can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children aged 11 and under, free of charge. Meals are not included and will be charged as taken. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.

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.

39% off

$175 / night


When You Can Go

Until 31 Jul; +$11 Fri-Sat

Enjoyed This
(105 Member Ratings)
"Friendly staff happy to pay the gratuity"
Jul 12, 2018
Wisbech, United Kingdom

Getting There

Stansted Airport is an hour's drive from the hotel and Bury St Edmunds railway station is a 15-minute taxi ride. Parking is free.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight 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.

Enjoyed This
(105 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ickworth Hotel & Apartments (part of Luxury Family Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Being next to a National Trust property
Other Comments
Plays at being a luxury hotel with totally inadequate staffing. Breakfast and checkout were a shambles.
Alan Jul 12, 2018 Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff happy to pay the gratuity
Other Comments
Make sure you visit the stumpery
Roy Jul 12, 2018 Wisbech, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Style, quality and location next to Ickworth Manor. Adult only restaurant for dinner.
Other Comments
This is styled as a family hotel and there were plenty of children about. Would be better if breakfast could be in adult only section too. Restaurant service at dinner was disorganised and it took 35 minutes to get a drink before dinner! Beware! - a lot of the rooms have interconnecting doors which would be a bit too intimate with neighbours for our taste but we were able to get an alternative without the interconnecting door (though they are in short supply).
Michael Jul 09, 2018 Pulborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The beauty of the house and estate. The relaxed atmosphere and the pleasant staff. The leisure facilities and child-friendly atmosphere.
Other Comments
The food was fine but overpriced. Given that everything else was so lovely, this didn't matter but it might have done if we had been paying the full price.
Patricia Jul 09, 2018 Canterbury, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Lovely how they are with children everything they need is provided
ron Jul 12, 2018 Margate, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The space and location. Ickworth is stunning.
Other Comments
The service was a bit slow, and serving staff seemed very overstretched, but they were in the process of recruiting and training new staff so I'm sure this will improve.
Josie Jul 09, 2018 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The fantastic setting.Excellent staff. Unique experience of having access to the National Trust property/grounds after hours.
Other Comments
Well organised for adult dinning only ( no children) .
Nigel Mar 04, 2018 East Sussex, United Kingdom
Other Comments
I feel that the menu offer (at the bottom of the menu) is a bit misleading and needs to be made clearer.
Susan Jul 02, 2018 Loughton Essex, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful house and gardens
Duncan Jun 23, 2018 Bedford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed the freedom to walk round the gardens, and the national trust areas
Other Comments
Although we has a fantastic time, we were a bit disappointed with the Fredericksburg restaurant, our potatoes were very hard and we had finished our meal befor the waitress even asked if everything was OK!
pat Feb 26, 2018 Maidstone, United Kingdom

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