Ivy House Country Hotel

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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

"Wow, really impressive, good check in, beautiful, comfortable room. Food was really good, good variety on menu, the meals we had were very tasty. 99% happy"
Dec 6, 2019 - Halstead, United Kingdom
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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.

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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.

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(493 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
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Enjoyed Most
Wow, really impressive, good check in, beautiful, comfortable room. Food was really good, good variety on menu, the meals we had were very tasty. 99% happy
Other Comments
The one and only fault we can find is we weren’t told about the specials board which we realised was just placed on the floor at the side of our table, apart from that all good xx
Monica Dec 06, 2019 Halstead, United Kingdom
Other Comments
We felt the restaurant was the weak link. Roast turkey a bit tasteless and beef medallions were not fillet steak and came with sauce that was very overpowering. The breakfast was excellent!
Fraser Dec 05, 2019 CoventryCoventry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very good food and catered for vegetarians
Margaret Dec 04, 2019 Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Room was spacious and comfortable, except the pillows! They were quite hard and did cause neck ache. The food was lovely, and we had the most generous cheese plate, which was delicious. The only problem with the evening meal was the 30 minute wait for our order to be taken! Breakfast on the other hand was excellent in all aspects. Eggs florentine was beautifully presented and as good as it looked and the full breakfast was equally exceptional. Service was good and we didn’t have to wait long at all for our order to be taken. Overall it is a lovely hotel, and we enjoyed ourselves.
marion Dec 02, 2019 Wickford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Had a great time for price we paid fantastic
Other Comments
There a bit all over the place . But very friendly so no complaints
Leanda Dec 02, 2019 Maidstone, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We had a very good stay, thank you.
Michael Dec 02, 2019 Bicester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely dog friendly atmosphere. Staff very friendly. Ideal location for dog walking
Other Comments
The room we were in in the courtyard could have done with a little makeover. However dogs were allowed in this room. The main room and bathroom were very spacious Food was well prepared and presented.. Would certainly go again
Andrew Dec 01, 2019 Dereham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Clean and comfy but restricted veggie menu. Staff we
Other Comments
Staff went above and beyond.
James Nov 30, 2019 Cambridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Really nice experience. Staff very nice. Room a little basic
Lynn Nov 30, 2019 KELVEDON HATCH BRENTWOOD, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very enjoyable time. Good walks from the hotel.
Edwina Nov 27, 2019 Leigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom

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