Lowestoft

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

97%
Enjoyed This
(532 Member Ratings)
"Breakfast was amazing "
Rachel
Sep 19, 2017
Newmarket, 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. 

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Ivy House Country Hotel is close to the coastal town of Lowestoft, and sits on the banks of Oulton Broad within 21 acres of gardens, lawns, ponds, marshes and thatched barns.

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

An extensive refurbishment programme was completed in 2014, and included the addition of Eve's Bar, which 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 picnic 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 2017

  • "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 2017

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • 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.

Policies

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: £15 per child, per night, for children aged 10 and under. This includes breakfast.A limited number of extra beds are available on request: £25 per child, per night for children aged 11-15; £35 per person, per night for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. Please confirm the age of the third person.Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

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.

Additional details: For guests booking the Travelzoo Deal and the Travelzoo Deal - 2-Night Package, dinner must be booked in advance directly with the hotel during the following times: Monday-Thursday 7.00-9.30pm; Friday and Saturday 6.30-9.30pm or Sunday from 12.30pm-7.45pm. Please phone the hotel directly on +44 1502 501353 as soon as possible after booking to confirm your dinner time.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

97%
Enjoyed This
(532 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ivy House Country Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Breakfast was amazing
Rachel Sep 19, 2017 Newmarket, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very nice Hotel and very friendly staff Good dog friendly room with treats for Polly Set in beautiful grounds and space for Polly to run around in , Good breakfast and meals.
S E Sep 19, 2017 Peterborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The entire visit was splendid. The staff, the hotel, the food and the restaurant. The room was huge, and absolutely spotless. We will be back
Tracy Sep 19, 2017 Maidstone, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very good room and in the main friendly and helpful staff.
Other Comments
At dinner on the second night the vegetables were not al dente but could hardly be cut with a knife. The cheese board had clearly been taken from the fridge or freezer minutes to prior being served and thus was entirely without texture or taste. Other than that the hotel is perfectly positioned for touring the area.
Patrick Sep 17, 2017 Solihull, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Nice hotel and staff but the location was difficult to find restaurants to eat dinner other than the hotel, which was expensive.
Andrea Sep 17, 2017 Ascot, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Large room in a friendly establishment well situated for exploring this part of Suffolk. Some unusual dishes by an adventurous chef which did not disappoint.
Other Comments
Beware of phone signal - ground floor, no signal at all, upstairs 4G! Wifi is reasonable though.
Derek Sep 14, 2017 OlneyOlney, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Absolutely everything, from the delightful room, the lighting and ambience, the comfort, to the delicious and plentiful breakfast, to the staff, and to the walks down to the Broads.
Other Comments
Brilliant - and through the Travelzoo offer, an absolute bargain.
Lynn Sep 11, 2017 Dartford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Accomadation and lovely surroundings
Other Comments
Very pleasant and helpful staff backed up by a peaceful setting
TREVOR Sep 04, 2017 Waltham Cross, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We were upgraded, beautiful room. Sitting room and shower & toilet downstairs and four poster bed and another bathroom upstairs. Lovely grounds and you can walk to Oulton Broad behind the hotel. The dining room is really nice in an old barn and an excellent breakfast.
Anita Sep 01, 2017 Sutton ColdfieldSutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good location, good food, staff friendly, excellent package
Other Comments
Thank you for a wonderful stay
Kerry Sep 05, 2017 Benfleet, United Kingdom

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