Ivy House Country Hotel

Amy Lindsay
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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

"Friendly staff, spacious sell appointed room, excellent food."
18 May, 2019 - Harrogate, UK
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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 to enjoy 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 or 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-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.

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(307 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ivy House Country Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, spacious sell appointed room, excellent food.
James 18 May, 2019 Harrogate, UK
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful barn and food.
Other Comments
Seemed a little under staffed. They were rushed off their feet. Barman inexperienced, did not know what Merlot was!
Steve 17 May, 2019 Benfleet, UK
Enjoyed Most
terence 17 May, 2019 Bromyard, UK
Enjoyed Most
the food was very good
Other Comments
Good location, good food, friendly staff.
Michael 15 May, 2019 Saint Vigor des Monts, France
Enjoyed Most
The restaurant and food quality were excellent.
Other Comments
Travelzoo has negotiated an excellent deal at this hotel.
Robert 15 May, 2019 Stevenage, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent room but very unpleasant smell in bathroom which I mentioned to reception. The crooked barn restaurant was lovely and the food very good. Bit rushed though and although the waiting staff were very friendly they could have done with a little more polish to make this even better.
Other Comments
We were due to go on Sunday night but were phoned on Friday evening to say that there was only the carvery available which was not what he’d been originally offered. Fortunately we were able to switch to Saturday by the very apologetic and excellent receptionist. She informed us that there was a function on that evening which caused us no inconvenience or noise whatsoever.
Lynne 14 May, 2019 Witham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Restaurant service was the best from Angela with dining tables laid out to perfection and proper table linen napkins morning and evening. The old barn also had the atmosphere of an old historic building.
Other Comments
The car parking is ample and close by to the rooms but when a special event takes place you may have to park within the overflow car park which is an adjacent field. This we had to do on the Sunday during the day until the event was over.
Alan 14 May, 2019 Northampton, UK
Enjoyed Most
The peace and quiet
Other Comments
The staff were lovely.
Nicholas 13 May, 2019 Wickford, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great food, friendly staff.
Other Comments
The room was really spacious, warm and clean. All the staff were very helpful and friendly. Food was very good.
Gillian 12 May, 2019 Billericay, UK
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous food.
Other Comments
Great location at Oulton Broads for country walking.
Geoffrey 12 May, 2019 Benfleet, UK

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