Keeper's Cottage

Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
The brick exterior of Keeper's and Carpenter's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk
The large garden at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk
The large garden at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk
The pretty exterior of Keeper's and Carpenter's Cottage, Ickworth, 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 double bedroom at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk
The spacious twin bedroom at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk
The oppulent master bedroom at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk
The family bathroom at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Suffolk
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At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 010051

About Keeper's Cottage

Escape city life in this Victorian cottage set on the Ickworth estate and surrounded by farmland.

Keeper’s Cottage is a secluded semi-detatched Victorian farmhouse located on the 1800-acre Ickworth estate. The building started life as a dairy and boasts an open fire in the sitting room as well as a separate snug.   

Take advantage of the cottage’s large garden and enjoy an alfresco lunch while the children enjoy running around in a safe play environment. Later, explore further into the sweeping Ickworth estate, there are plenty of places to enjoy a game of hide and seek as well as miles of hiking, running and cycling trails.. 

Further afield, we have a number of other properties located on the beautiful Suffolk coast, including Sutton Hoo, Orford Ness and Dunwich Heath. All just an hour away from the cottage, see if you can fit them all in during your stay. 
 

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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 available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • 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: 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: This access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

Heating: Gas central heating.

Parking: For up to three cars in an area adjacent to the cottage.

Garden: An enclosed private garden with a large lawn and borders.

*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.

Celebrations: For larger celebrations this cottage can be internally linked to Carpenter's Cottage next door, to become a large five bedroom house. 

Storage: Cycle storage provided. 

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.

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. 

The cottage can be linked to neighbouring Carpenter's Cottage therefore sleeping a total of 10 people.

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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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