Ickworth Cottages

Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
The exterior of Keeper's and Carpenter's Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The exterior and garden of Carpenters Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The bright sitting garden room at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk
The cosy sitting room at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk
The country kitchen at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk
The family dining area at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk
The spacious twin bedroom at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk
The spacious double bedroom at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk
The family shower room at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk
The kitchen at Carpenters Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The dining room at Carpenters Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The sitting room at Carpenter's Cottage, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
The twin bedroom at Carpenters Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The double bedroom at Carpenters Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The bathroom at Carpenters Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The exterior of Keeper's and Carpenter's Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk The exterior and garden of Carpenters Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk The bright sitting garden room at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk The cosy sitting room at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk The country kitchen at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk The family dining area at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk The spacious twin bedroom at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk The spacious double bedroom at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk The family shower room at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk The kitchen at Carpenters Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk The dining room at Carpenters Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk The sitting room at Carpenter's Cottage, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk The twin bedroom at Carpenters Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk The double bedroom at Carpenters Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk The bathroom at Carpenters Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

At-a-glance details

  • Number of cottages 2
  • Guests 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0

About Ickworth Cottages

This pair of secluded Victorian cottages are on the 1800-acre Ickworth estate, perfect for family gatherings or groups of friends.

Two semi-detached cottages with an interlinking door, sleeping 10 in total.

Keeper's Cottage (sleeps 6) and Carpenter's Cottage (sleeps 4) started their lives as a dairy and can now be booked together and enjoyed as a holiday destination with direct access to the surrounding parkland and woodland, steeped in history and with miles of hiking, running and cycling trails.

Not far away, Bury St Edmunds offers visitors award-winning restaurants, fantastic shopping, annual festivals, and a great day out. 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.

 

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Exclusive access to special places
  • Award-winning customer service

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 available
  • BBQ not available

Please Note:

These cottages all have slightly different features and facilities, but those listed are present in at least one of the cottages in the group.

These cottages are perfect for a group holiday where guests can also enjoy their own space. Please note, however, that there may not be enough seating for the whole party in the communal areas.

 

Layout

Carpenter's Cottage (sleeps 4 + cot)

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.  

 

Keeper's Cottage (sleeps 6 + cot)

Ground floor

Entrance hall, utility room, lavatory, kitchen/diner, small sitting/garden room, large sitting room with open Victorian fireplace. 

First floor

Three bedrooms (1 twin, 1 double with 6' double which can be a twin on request and en-suite shower room, 1 double with 5' bed) bathroom with bath and separate shower.    

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: If you would like a copy of the accessibility guides, please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

The cottages are set within parkland which may be grazed by livestock - please ensure all gates are closed.

There is a working farm next door, 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 cottages and are unfenced so children must be supervised.

 

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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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