The Ickworth Hotel & Apartments

Bury Saint Edmunds

Country house hotel in Suffolk, where luxury and family life go hand-in-hand.

  • roomUnits 38
  • person Sleeps 2 - 8
  • bed Bedrooms 1 - 3
  • petPets Yes
  • mobilityMobility No
  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Older Kids
  • Teens
From £129/night
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Explore 1,800 acres of beautiful parkland, cycling bikes, strolling on foot or clambering up ancient trees. The Ickworth is enveloped in rolling Suffolk countryside. Freely roam the idyllic grounds or enjoy the extensive facilities, from an indoor pool, tennis court and children’s play areas to fantastic restaurants serving locally sourced, seasonal dishes.

About this place

Best bits

  • There is a brilliant crèche where you get a free 90-minute session each day of your stay.
  • Baby listening and babysitting services are available to give you time for a candlelit dinner or romantic stroll around the gardens.
  • Family films are shown in the brilliant cinema room at weekends and during holidays. Great on a rainy day.

Top tips

  • No need to pack your bikes – The Ickworth have them available to hire.
  • Book yourself in for a relaxing spa treatment. While the kids are happy in the creche you can really unwind with a massage, facial or simply soak in the pool.
  • Book the free 90-minute sessions in the Ofsted registered kids club and creche in advance to make sure you get the time you want.

Plan your stay

What are the facilities like? Where can you eat? What can you do?

Swimming pool
Indoor play room
Outdoor play equipment
Kids club / creche
Baby listening
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The hotel is not fully accessible. There are lifts to take you to all floors, however there are no accessible bath or shower rooms.

Location & local area

About the owners

Luxury Family Hotels

Listed since January 2009

The Ickworth Hotel is part of the Luxury Family Hotel Group.

Owner recommendations

  • On the edge of the village of Horringer, and close to Bury St Edmunds and the River Cam, the Ickworth Hotel is surrounded by verdant countryside made for family rambling.

  • Visit the Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park of West Stow, with family activities, nature trails, farm animals, living history events and galleries.

  • Admire the magnificent architecture of Cambridge, where ancient university buildings, museums and art galleries line the banks of the River Cam.

  • If your children are into aircrafts, tanks, military vehicles and boats, you’re not far from Duxford’s Imperial War Museum.

  • Head to the seasonal Milton Maize Maze, with its family fun field, go karts, pet paddock and tractor rides.

  • Animal lovers won’t want to miss out on Colchester Zoo – with over 260 species and 60 acres of parkland and lakes to explore.

  • Barrow Hall Stables, the local riding stables are only 10 minutes away and open daily.

  • Visit Jimmy's Farm, as seen on TV, it is a working farm with lots to keep children entertained.

  • The first ever Go Ape course, with tree top ladders, bridges and tunnels as well as the country’s best zip lines, is in nearby Thetford.

  • Feel the need for speed? Try outdoor karting at Red Lodge, just 25 minutes away from the hotel.

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