The Round House

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
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The unusual exterior of 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 the beginning of 2020, there will be a major conservation project on the Rotunda. Scaffolding will appear on the house in 2019 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 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 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.

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

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 through to 5 Acorns at the highest level.

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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