Horringer Park GatesBury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
- Guests 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Preferred changeover day Thursday
- Minimum stay 2 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 0
- Acorn rating 3 What's this?
- Reference 010060
About Horringer Park GatesStay in this characterful Georgian cottage, once the home of the Ickworth estate gatekeeper.
Horringer Park Gates is located just within the entrance to the 1800-acre Ickworth estate, and within Horringer village. Bordered by woodland, this one and a half storey Grade II listed gatehouse has changed little in two centuries, with recent renovations very much in keeping with the original style of the building. Modern furnishings run throughout, but rustic beams, red clay tiling and arched latticed windows give it a rustic edge.
If you can wake up early enough, and rouse yourself from the comfy beds, then take advantage of 24 hour access to the estate’s sweeping parkland. Later, head to Ickworth House. This stunning property boasts a unique central rotunda built by the 4th Earl of Bristol to show off the priceless treasures he collected on his Grand Tour.
Surrounded by countryside with 1,000 years of history to explore, Bury St Edmunds offers visitors award-winning restaurants, fantastic shopping, annual festivals, and a great day out for families. From the magnificent St Edmundsbury Cathedral, and historic ruins of the 11th century Abbey of St Edmund, to the artisan, independent shops surrounding the medieval grid of the town centre.
Further afield visit the ancient university town of Cambridge, only 40 minutes away, take to the water and explore the city by punting tours and relax in the green spaces of one of the many parks. For a day trip, discover the varied and picturesque coastline on the Suffolk Coast. A chance to see the flourishing wildlife which makes Suffolk its home and plenty of walks taking in the beautiful views.
Availability & book
- Selected dates
- Changeover day
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* not available
- Open fire / wood burner available
- Garden available
- BBQ not available
Not accessibleView accessibility guide (PDF 543 KB)
Entrance lobby, kitchen/dining room, sitting room with woodburner and satellite TV, utility room, bathroom (including bath, separate shower cubicle and WC).
Stairs leading to 2 bedrooms (1 x twin, 1 x 6' double).
Notes for guests
Please Note: Over the next year, Ickworth is set to secure its future – with your help – thanks to a major new conservation project. Ickworth is embarking on a multi-million pound major conservation project which will see us heading up to the roof. The iconic Rotunda, the original vision of the Earl Bishop in 1795, has stood proud in the Suffolk countryside for many years. However, like any house, it needs support and protection to make sure it will stand for generations to come. To find out more about the work visit Ickworth Uncovered and discover how Ickworth will be re-imagined during these conservation works.
The holiday cottages and remainder of the wider estate will be unaffected. Cottage guests out of hours access to the park will be maintained.
Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.
Heating: Oil central heating is included.
Parking: There are 2 parking spaces on the driveway to the side of the cottage, there is also an unloading bay in front of the cottage.
Garden: The cottage is surrounded by garden, although the main garden is to the rear of the building and can be accessed from the back hall.
Children: The cottage has a steep and winding flight of stairs and there is a pond behind the 5ft fence in the corner of the garden.
Please note: Due to the style of the building, both bedrooms are in the eaves so have a restricted height and sloping ceilings. The stairs are steep and winding.
The cottage is located at the entrance gate for Ickworth House, Park and Hotel so please be aware that the drive is in frequent use and due to livestock in the park has a cattle grid at the entrance.
Offers: 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. In addition, guests will be able to enjoy Ickworth Park after hours.