The Ickworth

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This "luxurious" (The AA) hotel is part of a 1800-acre National Trust estate in Suffolk
  • You can hire 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

Enjoyed This
"Exceptional greeting upon arrival. Relaxing and comfortable lounge area. Beautiful large bedroom and bathroom. Lovely service and food. Set in beautiful grounds."
8 Mar, 2020 - Sudbury, UK
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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 the building houses a hotel, as well as a living museum run by the National Trust.

You can explore the 1800 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 climbing frame. Adults can hire bikes for £10 per day.

Guests can borrow 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 (£13 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 a PlayStation and an Xbox 360, as well as table tennis, table football and giant draughts.

The 2-AA-Rosette fine-dining Frederick's Restaurant has views of the Italianate gardens and is adults-only in the evenings, whereas the Conservatory restaurant serves less formal 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 selected rooms for £15 per dog, per night (please enquire on booking).

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.



  • 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest possible in the Lodge Double Room only. Infant's cot/crib and extra bed are available on request, free of charge, for children aged 12 and under. This does not include breakfast or dinner, which will be charged as taken. There is no extra bed available for adults.

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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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
(66 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ickworth Hotel & Apartments (part of Luxury Family Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Exceptional greeting upon arrival. Relaxing and comfortable lounge area. Beautiful large bedroom and bathroom. Lovely service and food. Set in beautiful grounds.
Julie 08 Mar, 2020 Sudbury, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very family oriented welcoming hotel. Fabulous architecture, room and grounds. Food just delicious
ANGELA 01 Mar, 2020 Farnham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Rooms were clean and well stocked and in period keeping. Breakfast was a good selection and the evening meal was excellent.
janis 28 Feb, 2020 Staines, UK
Enjoyed Most
We were upgraded and had a most beautiful room overlooking the Italianette garden. Very friendly and helpful staff
Other Comments
We felt the dinner menu could have given a larger choice
Pearl 26 Feb, 2020 Hutton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing, apart from the kids (it was half term - our mistake) and the weather (God's fault). Everything else great.
Victor 22 Feb, 2020 Saffron Walden, UK
Enjoyed Most
Clean, comfortable room, lovely bathroom except for the bath which was quite difficult to access. We enjoyed the food especially the breakfast, excellent coffee! A wonderful setting. Very pleasant and helpful staff..What’s not to like. Would certainly book again when visiting East Anglia.
janet 22 Feb, 2020 Dursley, UK
Enjoyed Most
We celebrated our Ruby wedding anniversary at The Ickworth seven and a half years ago,it was nice to revisit but there were obvious changes since then. The food was our biggest disappointment, you have a£35.00 towards your meal but it was, in our opinion so overpriced, you had little to choose from. One of the choices was off the menu but there was no replacement offered which was bad as the menu was extremely limited in the first place!
Other Comments
The staff were great and very friendly and it’s great for families.
Christine 21 Feb, 2020 Maldon, UK
Enjoyed Most
Most of the stay was very enjoyable. However we ate in Fredericks restaurant and were very disappointed with the food. Some of it was so undercooked (gnocchi) it was almost raw (not even al dente). The butternut squash was so overcooked it was like a rice pudding and was almost cold. The Thais fishcakes (starter) were dry and overcooked. It was obvious that the meals were kept under a heat lamp for so long they had started to congeal. The buffet cooked breakfast was dry and not hot.
Jan 20 Feb, 2020 Gillingham, UK
Other Comments
Joan on reception was particularly helpful.
Paul 12 Feb, 2020 Tonbridgen, UK
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous place to visit, you also have the National Trust place to visit or even just to walk around the grounds are stunning.
Other Comments
Beautiful building set in amazing grounds. The staff are all very helpful and friendly.
yasmin 11 Feb, 2020 Hemel Hempstead, UK

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