We Love —
- This charming family-friendly hotel is perfectly set within 1,800 acres of National Trust parkland, meaning you'll never be far from breathtaking views or country walks when booking a break here.
- The elegant Ickworth Hotel 4* offers decadent dining opportunities, a pampering indoor pool and wellness treatments, and plush guestrooms which feature period furnishings and handy amenities.
- During their stay, our members will enjoy a choice between two rooms, each of which offer an exclusive half board dining package!
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Your Destination —
On the edge of the village of Horringer, and close to Bury St Edmunds and the River Cam, The Ickworth Hotel 4* is surrounded by verdant countryside. Stay local or enjoy days out in Cambridge, Colchester and Newmarket.
Just beyond the hotel grounds are an array of fantastic days out. A few miles north is the Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park of West Stow, with family activities, nature trails, farm animals, living history events and galleries. Animal lovers won’t want to miss out on Colchester Zoo – considered to be one of the finest in Europe, with over 260 species and 60 acres of parkland and lakes. Petrol-heads looking for fast-paced fun can zoom to the Wild Tracks Off Road Activity Park for quad biking, motocross, four-wheel driving and target activities from clay pigeon shooting to archery. Whatever your passions and interests, staff are always on hand to help you organise day trips and give you an insider’s guide to the local area.
The Ickworth Hotel 4* —
Today, the East Wing of the house is hotel, while the West Wing is a visitor centre. Though the building been updated to provide modern comfort, the house retains its historic charm. In recent years, aided by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Ickworth Lives project led to the restoration of the basement, providing visitors with a fascinating glimpse into life ‘below stairs’ in the 1930s. While you’re stayin at The Ickworth Hotel 4*, treat the house as your home. All guests have exclusive after-hours access to the Italianate Gardens until 9pm (or dusk during shorter months). Why not take a glass of champagne on a warm evening and soak up the tranquil atmosphere in total seclusion?
If you’re up for discovering the rest of the grounds, there are over 1,800 acres to choose from. Maps available from reception provide routes ranging from a sedate stroll along the half-mile Lady Geraldine walk to an energetic seven-mile bike ride along Grand Tour. Armed with a GPS device, you can also try Geocaching: a modern-day treasure hunt around the parkland. However you spend it, one thing’s for sure: time at The Ickworth Hotel 4* is truly holiday time at its best. If you’re feeling energetic, there is a tennis court and complimentary mountain bikes, and for those rainy days, there’s a swimming pool, Treatment Rooms, crèche, games and cinema room. The hotel is even dog friendly for canine friends!
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Room —
This offer is based on a choice between a Standard Double Room and a Small Family Double Room.
Standard Double Room
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Small Family Double Room
These rooms offer views over either the Italianate Gardens or the 1,800-acre estate and promise family-friendly amenities such as bottle sterilisers or potties in additional to tea and coffee making facilities.
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Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a Half Board stay (Breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks).
Please Note: Dinner is only included for adults, at an allowance of £28 per person.
Just for you:
- £28 dinner allowance per person per night (adults only)
Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only.
Your Time —
In addition to the outdoor activities on offer, the hotel offers a sublime indoor swimming pool and a variety of pampering wellness treatments. Following a long day of unearthing Suffolk's natural beauty, why not head for a well-deserved massage?