The Round House

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The exterior of The Round House, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
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The unusual exterior of The Round House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The sitting room at The Round House, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
The kitchen and dining area at The Round House, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
The family kitchen and dining area at The Round House, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
One of the double bedrooms at The Round House, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
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The twin bedrooms at The Round House, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
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The downstairs shower room at The Round House, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
The upstairs bathroom room at The Round House, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
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At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 010045

About The Round House

Cosy up in this folky rotunda deep in the woodlands of the Ickworth Estate.

Nestling in an enchanting woodland glade close to Fairy Lake, is this fable-like rotunda cottage. A mini, more folky version of the nearby Ickworth rotunda, it was originally used as a shooting lodge and then a gamekeeper's cottage. Inside, it’s deceptively spacious and can accommodate up to six people and two dogs. Circular shaped rooms give it a real cosy feel, especially when the log-burner crackles in the living room. 

Although you’ll be tucked away in a sheltered setting, the main house, Italianate gardens and sweeping parklands are all within a stone’s throw. Explore the extensive hiking, running and cycling trails that wrap around the estate and head to Porters Lodge dog friendly outdoor café for lunch.

Further afield, discover the famous university city of Cambridge. Explore the city’s historic streets, quirky bookshops and fabulous tea rooms before taking a punt up the river.
 

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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

    Small entrance lobby, shower room, kitchen/dining room with door leading to the front garden, boot room and sitting room with wood burning stove.

  • First floor

    Three bedrooms (1 large double with 6’ bed, 1 small double with a 5’ bed and 1 twin) bathroom with a curved bath and electric shower over is beyond the dressing area of the small double and can be used as en-suite.    

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: Provided by air source heat pump, included.

Parking: Parking available for three cars next to the cottage. 

Garden: The cottage is situated in a woodland glade and deer may graze close by. There is a small area of lawn at the front which is maintained minimally to reflect the undisturbed surroundings.

Utilities: The outside store houses the washing machine and tumble dryer facilities and provides ample space for secure bicycle and equipment storage. 

*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.

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.

Ickworth is a wonderful place to walk, especially with a dog, but we do ask that your dog is kept on a lead at all times on the estate and under effective control. You may wander freely around the parkland and woods, but dogs are not allowed in the Italianate Gardens or inside the buildings (apart from assistance dogs).

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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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