Ickworth CottagesBury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
- Number of cottages 2
- Guests 10
- Bedrooms 5
- Preferred changeover day Saturday
- Minimum stay 3 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 0
About Ickworth CottagesThis 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.
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
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.
Carpenter's Cottage (sleeps 4 + cot)
Entrance lobby, kitchen/dining room, sitting room with Victorian open fire.
Two bedrooms (1 x double with 5' bed and 1 x twin), bathroom with bath and separate shower.
Keeper's Cottage (sleeps 6 + cot)
Entrance hall, utility room, lavatory, kitchen/diner, small sitting/garden room, large sitting room with open Victorian fireplace.
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.