The Ickworth Hotel, Suffolk
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The stunning Ickworth hotel & The Lodge at Ickworth in Bury-St Edmonds, Suffolk are situated in 1,800 acres of National Trust parkland – meaning that you are never far from fabulous views, nor stunning country walks.
The Ickworth Estate was home to the Hervey family from 1702 until 1996 and the East wing of the house comprises the hotel & apartments, whilst the West wing is open as a visitor centre. Hotel guests have a complimentary ticket to the house (when open) and exclusive after-hours access to the Italianate Gardens until 9pm (or dusk during shorter months)
Upon arrival the most striking thing you will notice is the Rotunda, at over 100 feet high, this most impressive building was the brainchild of Fredrick Augustus, 4th Earl of Bristol and the Bishop of Derry (also known as the Earl-Bishop) built to house his estranged family and provide galleries for his art collection. At Ickworth it’s about aiming for no compromises –with a unique approach of combining luxury with family friendly that really works! There is a crèche, you can arrange baby sitters, cots, baby equipment –and you can even bring your pet dog! (for an additional charge per night)
Whether you want some quiet time for yourself or you want to have fun splashing about with your family, take time to visit the Spa and Pool, where Mum, Dad and Teenagers can benefit from some well deserved pampering in tranquil, relaxing treatment rooms –and little ones can enjoy swimming lessons in the indoor heated pool.
The Ickworth hotel offers fantastic accommodation options for families be it in 1 of the 27 hotel bedrooms, ranging from standard doubles to interconnecting rooms and suites. Meanwhile, The Lodge at Ickworth which is just half a mile from the hotel offers spacious accommodation within 11 apartments set in its own four acres of gardens- perfect for those of you who crave a little more independence.
You can enjoy mouth watering local ingredients when choosing fine dining in Fredrick’s restaurant (adults only) or you may prefer to enjoy a great buffet for all the family in The Conservatory.
If you are celebrating a special birthday, an ‘event’ or perhaps your wedding anniversary you might wish to consider requesting a private dining room for a more ‘intimate’ atmosphere.
This venue is 90 minutes drive from London, with the closest train station (3 miles away)at Bury St Edmunds. There are many family activities close by such as fly fishing at Larkwood, go karting, Jimmy's Farm and Banham Zoo.
Good to know!
The hotel has lift access to all floors and wheelchair access from the Rotunda side of the hotel. If you are requiring wheelchair access, please advise reception on your arrival and a team member can help you