Carpenters Cottage

Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 010050

About Carpenter's Cottage

A Victorian farm cottage set on the Ickworth estate and finished with an elegant décor.

Carpenter’s Cottage is tucked away from the crowds on the 1800 acre Ickworth estate. This spacious Victorian semi-detached cottage has an elegantly relaxed interior styled with classic furnishings, an open fire and French doors that lead to a private, hedge-walled garden. 

You’ll have direct access to the surrounding park and woodland, made easy to explore with extensive hiking, running and cycling trails. You’re also invited to explore Ickworth's impressive Rotunda and its Italianate garden.

Take advantage of your central location and explore further into East Anglia. The cathedral cities of Cambridge, Ely and Norwich are easily within an hour’s drive of the cottage and offer something for everyone. 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible

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  • Ground floor

    Entrance lobby, kitchen/dining room, sitting room with Victorian open fire.

  • First floor

    Two bedrooms (1 x double with 5' bed and 1 x twin), bathroom with bath and separate shower.    

Notes for guests

Heating: Gas central heating included. 

Parking: There is parking for two cars in a graveled, shared area to the side of the cottages.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Garden: There are gardens to the front and side of the cottage. The garden to the side is private, part walled with hedging.

Storage: There is cycle storage provided.

Celebrations: For larger celebrations this cottage can be internally linked to neighbouring Keeper’s Cottage, to become a large five bedroom house. 

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free entry to selected local National Trust properties during their stay, listings can be found in the cottage welcome folder.

Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm at this cottage.

Please note: The house is set within parkland which may be grazed by livestock - please ensure all gates are closed.

The cottage is close to the working farm where the park sheep are penned and handled. Lambing time is usually March/April.

The approach drive passes a pond which is a short distance from the cottage and is unfenced so children must be supervised.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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