The Ickworth

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Standard Double room

Small Family Double room

Escape to a beautiful hotel on the spectacular Ickworth estate, with breakfast and two-course dinner included


The Ickworth Hotel is found within the grand Ickworth stately home, a National Trust property which dates back to the early 1800s and is one of the country's most unusual and spectacular mansions. The house is distinguished by a soaring 100-foot-high rotunda and 1,800 acres of parkland comprising pristine Italianate gardens and expanses of wild woodlands; spend your days exploring the grounds on foot or by bike.

Rooms are very spacious and decorated in a traditional style in keeping with the grand heritage of the estate. All rooms have period furnishings and some rooms feature lovely views over the estate and gardens. Standard Double rooms and Small Family Double rooms are both set in the main house.


- En-suite bathroom
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Hairdryer
- Iron
- Flatscreen TV
- Telephone


Frederick's Restaurant is the Ickworth's adults-only restaurant and is housed in the original dining room of the Hervey family. Sophisticated candlelit meals of contemporary European fare are served looking out over the Italianate gardens. Full English and continental breakfasts and family dinners are served in the more informal environs of the Conservatory.


Alongside a lovely heated swimming pool, a number of contemporary treatment rooms are available where massages, facials and reflexology treatments using the Elemis product range are available, plus manicures and pedicures.


The Ickworth estate offers plenty of excitement for visitors of all ages, from short rambles through beautiful gardens to long bike rides through dense and varied forests, where you'll see all manner of deer and bird life. Guests can play tennis or make the 10-minute journey to the nearby Bury St Edmunds 18-hole Golf Club.

Keen horse riders (or novices for that matter) can sign up for riding lessons at the nearby Barrow Hall Stables and anglers will enjoy being just 15 minutes from one of the country's premier trout fisheries at Larkwood.

Good to know

Please note that access to the main house is subject to National Trust opening times - please contact the hotel directly for further information. Access to the Italianate gardens is available to guests all year round.

Please be aware that some of the guest rooms are located in The Lodge, which is a 10-minute walk or short drive away from the main house.

Travelling with kids?

The hotel offers plenty of services for younger visitors, from the kids' menu in the restaurant to the bottle sterilisers in the room upon request. In-room baby monitors are available, with staff on hand listening in, so parents can relax. Babysitting services are also available, plus there are a creche, a kids' club and children’s games rooms, as well as a cinema room which screens a movie at 6pm each day. Please note that access to the creche must be pre-booked, and is chargeable at £13 per child for two hours.

Moving outside, you’ll find a kids' play area with a fairy garden theme. It’s well-equipped, with a wendy house, trampoline, climbing frames, swings and more. There’s a tennis court too, with equipment available from reception. The heated swimming pool is stocked with floats and noodles.

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  • The access to the Capability Brown Italianate gardens
  • Romantic candlelit dinners in Frederick's Restaurant
  • Blissing out thanks to the extensive treatment menu, using luxury Elemis products

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