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This spacious Victorian farm house, with its many original features has the atmosphere of a true family home. The building that started life as the dairy for the Ickworth estate is cosy, light and airy. It has a large private walled garden that is perfect for children to play in and for outdoor dining.
It sits alongside a working farm surrounded by the 1800 acres of Ickworth’s formal gardens, park and woodland. The estate is crisscrossed by an extensive network of well-marked hiking, running and cycling trails, encouraging you to explore. At the heart of the estate is the impressive Ickworth house featuring a unique central 'rotunda' built by the 4th Earl of Bristol to show off priceless treasures.
The grounds are yours to discover throughout your stay, you just have to decide how - fun filled evening picnics and epic games of ‘hide and seek’ or maybe some star gazing. As well as the cafe's and restaurants on the estate, if you can tear yourself away you will find two village pubs in Horringer, within a mile's walk of the cottage. The historic market town of Bury St Edmunds is just a short drive with the cities of Cambridge and Norwich beyond.
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.
Parking: For up to three cars in an area adjacent to the cottage.
Garden: An enclosed private garden with a large lawn and borders.
Celebrations: For larger celebrations this cottage can be internally linked to Carpenter's Cottage next door, to become a large five bedroom house.
Storage: Cycle storage provided.
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 cottage can be linked to neighbouring Carpenter's Cottage therefore sleeping a total of 10 people.
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.