Gardens House

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The brick exterior of Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Exterior view of Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The garden of Ickworth Estate near Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Interior sitting room of Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Interior kitchen of Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Interior dining room of Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Interior double bedroom of Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
A large interior double bedroom at Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Interior twin bedroom of Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Interior bathroom of Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Views around Ickworth Estate near Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The brick exterior of Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Exterior view of Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk The garden of Ickworth Estate near Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Interior sitting room of Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Interior kitchen of Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Interior dining room of Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Interior double bedroom of Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk A large interior double bedroom at Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Interior twin bedroom of Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Interior bathroom of Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Views around Ickworth Estate near Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 010046

About Gardens House

An idyllic stay on the Ickworth estate with a lakeside garden and homely interior.

Peeping through the mulberry trees, right on the edge of the lake sits this three-bedroom house. It nestles in the heart of the 1800-acre Ickworth estate, alongside its walled gardens and fluffy wildflower meadows. It was once lived in by the head gardener of the estate, and now makes the perfect lakeside retreat, complete with classic furnishings and an open fire. Its highlight though, is its two private gardens; one filled with shrubs and espaliered fruit trees and the other backing onto the lake. 

You’ll have direct access to the parklands, Italianate gardens and Ickworth's impressive Rotunda. Follow the well-marked hiking, running and cycling trails that wrap around the estate. Many events take place here throughout the year, from guided walks to craft workshops, so be sure to see what’s on.

Beyond the estate walls, the village of Horringer, with its two pubs is just a mile and a half away. While further afield, the pretty town of Bury St Edmunds, with its array of shops, cafes, and brewery, is less than four miles away.
 

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Features and facilities

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

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Entrance hall, sitting room with open fire, dining room with wood burning stove, kitchen, back entrance lobby, utility room and lavatory.

  • First floor

    Three bedrooms (1 double with 6' bed which can be a twin on request, 1 twin bedroom overlooking the lake and 1 master bedroom with 5' bed) three steps down to the bathroom with curved bath and electric shower over bath.    

Notes for guests

Please Note: From November 2018 until summer 2020, there will be a major conservation project on the Rotunda. Scaffolding will appear on the house from summer 2019 to summer 2020 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 only. For up to take images, please see those images in the main website page

Heating: Gas central heating included. 

Parking: Is available for three cars at the top of the drive.

*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: Totally private, rear walled garden accessed from kitchen lobby and main entrance hall, which is lawned and has espaliered fruit trees, large mulberry trees and small shrubs. 

There is a paved area with garden bench and a lower paved area with a table and chairs for alfresco dining. Small screened front garden leads directly to the lakeside which is unfenced in parts.

Offers:

Short breaks bookable within 4 weeks of the start date all year at this cottage.

Holiday cottage guests have free entry to all National Trust properties during the period of their stay.  Full details in the confirmation email upon booking.

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

Please note: Ickworth is a wonderful place to walk, especially with a dog, but we do ask that your dog is kept on a lead at all times on the estate and under effective control. You may wander freely around the parkland and woods, but dogs are not allowed in the Italianate Gardens or inside the buildings (apart from assistance dogs).

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet 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 are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

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 kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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