Lowestoft

Ivy House Country Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

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
(381 Member Ratings)
"The whole experience was great but the food was wonderful"
Joyce
Jul 13, 2018
Colchester, 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. 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 village 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 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 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 2018

  • "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 2018

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 only and corresponding charges will apply as follows: £15 per child per night, for children aged 10 and under; £25 per child per night, for children aged 11-15; £35 per person per night, for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. 
Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request an extra bed/cot and 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. 

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.

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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.

97%
Enjoyed This
(381 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ivy House Country Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Stay marred only by occasional waft of poor drainage
Jacqueline Jul 15, 2018 Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience was great but the food was wonderful
Other Comments
Could have done with a fan in the room, very warm.
Joyce Jul 13, 2018 Colchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The space and peace of the grounds, including proximity to the Broads (walking distance)
Stewart Jun 29, 2018 Halesowen, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was very good, staff very friendly and a great location
sheila Jun 29, 2018 March, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location and ambience of the hotel and grounds
Phil Jul 12, 2018 Northampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location is good, grounds very nice and restaurant area very pleasant.
Other Comments
there was a smell of sewerage outside courtyard bedrooms.
Wendy Jul 06, 2018 Epping, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The peace and quiet. Friendly staff. Rooms spotlessly clean. Location. Bakewell tart!!!!!
Elizabeth Jun 22, 2018 Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff very helpful, room spacious and comfortable.
Other Comments
Access road bumpy, grass could do with cutting, paving and ponds cleaning
Mike Jun 22, 2018 Newark, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location and the grounds
paul Jun 18, 2018 Bedford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very relaxing atmosphere with beautiful grounds. All staff very friendly and room spacious and containing everything required.
Raymond Jun 23, 2018 London, United Kingdom

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