Carpenters Cottage

Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
The exterior of Carpenters Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
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The sitting room at Carpenter's Cottage, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
The cosy sitting room at Carpenter's Cottage, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
The kitchen at Carpenters Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The dining room at Carpenters Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The twin bedroom at Carpenters Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The bathroom at Carpenters Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
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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. 
 

Availability & book

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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

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • 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

Please Note: From November 2018 until the beginning of 2020, there will be a major conservation project on the Rotunda. Scaffolding will appear on the house in 2019 and access to some areas will also be impacted. To find out more on the works, visit Ickworth Uncovered. Cottage guests out of hours access to the park will be maintained.

Access: The access statement is for guidance use only. For up to date images, please see those on the main website page.

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 through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. 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.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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