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Carpenter’s Cottage is tucked away within the heart of 1800 acre Ickworth Estate. This spacious Victorian cottage has a light, relaxed and comfortable interior. French windows lead from the sitting room out to a secluded garden, perfect for peaceful alfresco meals.
There is direct access at all times to the fabulous, surrounding park and woodland, made easy to explore with extensive, well-marked hiking, running and cycling trails. There is so much to do on the doorstep you will be able to forget about your car filling your days with adventures such as woodland bike rides, den building and inspecting numerous lakes and ponds for wildlife! Carpenter’s is ideally situated for couples or a family looking for both outdoor and cultural activities.
You have The Ickwoth Hotel minutes’ away and are within walking distance of local village pubs in Horringer village. Bury St Edmunds is less than five miles and the Cathedral cities of Cambridge, Ely and Norwich and also Newmarket races are easily within an hours drive.
If you are looking for further inspiration as to how to fill your days we run events and activities that appeal to all ages throughout the year. Click on the nearby tab, above, to see details at this and other local National Trust properties.
Heating: Gas central heating included.
Parking: There is parking for two cars in a graveled, shared area to the side of the cottages.
Garden: There are gardens to the front and side of the cottage. The garden to the side is private, part walled with hedging.
Storage: There is cycle storage provided.
Celebrations: For larger celebrations this cottage can be internally linked to neighbouring Keeper’s Cottage, to become a large five bedroom house.
Offers: Holiday Cottage guests have free entry to Ickworth House and selected local National Trust properties during their stay (listings in cottage welcome folder).
Please Note: The house is set within parkland which may be grazed by livestock - please ensure all gates are closed.
The cottage is close to the working farm where the park sheep are penned and handled. Lambing time is usually March/April.
The approach drive passes a pond which is a short distance from the cottage and is unfenced so children must be supervised.
The ancient kingdom of East Anglia has preserved much of its unspoilt character, rural landscape, architecture and traditions with attractions ranging from the University city of Cambridge and the Cathedral city of Ely, to glorious, often deserted, sandy beaches, lots of seaside fun, outdoor pursuits and the unspoilt waterways of The Broads. National Trust places in East Anglia are equally varied, ranging from the magnificent Blickling Hall in Norfolk, the impressive rotunda at Ickworth, near Bury St. Edmunds, the elegant Anglesey Abbey, to the dramatic coastline at Dunwich Heath, with its neighbouring RSPB sanctuary and the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site at Sutton Hoo.