Ivy House Country Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

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

"A beautiful setting just minutes walk away from Oulton Broad. Food was very good and excellent service."
Oct 11, 2019 - Derby, United Kingdom
See All 441 Member Ratings

Rooms & Rates

Check Rates
Check Rates


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


  • 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 and 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

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
(441 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
Show Reviews
Enjoyed Most
A beautiful setting just minutes walk away from Oulton Broad. Food was very good and excellent service.
MARGARET Oct 11, 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 Oct 11, 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 Oct 09, 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 Oct 08, 2019 Newark, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very relaxing break with ex excellent food
Steve Oct 08, 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 Oct 08, 2019 Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Extremely friendly and welcoming staff, fabulous accommodation and top notch restaurant food at reasonable prices. Very impressed with the whole team.
Janet Oct 06, 2019 Orpington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel with super large rooms and extensive pretty gardens ,the food and dining experience was fab, the staff were all so friendly and helpful. Lots of places to visit nearby . We will definitely return .
Glynis Oct 05, 2019 Kent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
staff were attentive at all times. rooms were larger than average and well equipped
Other Comments
we stayed for 3 nights and during that time the hotel and bar menus did not change at all, including the so called specials and soup of the day. one or two alterations would have been appreciated
lynda Oct 05, 2019 Rayleigh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were friendly, cheerful and helpful, all made a fuss of the dog who loved it. Food very good, location great for dog walks.
Elizabeth Oct 05, 2019 Haslemere, United Kingdom

Your Recently Viewed Deals

More Great Deals & Tips

Ivy House Country Hotel