Keeper's Cottage

Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

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


Not accessible


  • 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

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

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 selected local National Trust properties during their stay, listings can be found in the cottage welcome folder.

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

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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