Keeper's CottageBury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
- Guests 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 CottageEscape 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..
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 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 accessibleView Access statement (PDF 1948 KB)
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: 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.