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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.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- Lobby, kitchen/dining room, sitting room with Victorian open fire.
- First floor
- two bedrooms (double with 5' bed and twin), bathroom with bath and separate shower.
Heating: Gas central heating included.
Parking: Parking for two cars in a shared parking area close by. There is a private garden to the front and side of the property.
Storage: Cycle storage provided.
Location: The house is set within parkland which may be grazed by livestock - please ensure all gates are closed.
The approach drive passes a pond which is a short distance from the cottage and is unfenced so children must be supervised.
The cottage is close to the working farm where the park sheep are penned and handled.
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).
- Let starts
- Min stay
- Dogs allowed
- Cottage ref
- Acorn rating What's this?
- Open fire / stove
- Pub nearby
- Railway nearby
- Garden appeal
- Washing machine
- Double bed
Things to see and do nearby
- East Anglia
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.
- Current cottage
- Holiday cottage
place to visit
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- Bury St Edmunds Theatre and musical events
- Breckland heaths and the Fens
- Newmarket races
- Suffolk coast.
- Bird watching
- Horse riding
- Nature trails.
National Trust places to visit
- A Georgian Italianate palace in an idyllic English landscape
- Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
- The only surviving Regency playhouse in Britain
- Lavenham Guildhall
- Tudor building in the heart of the remarkably preserved medieval village of Lavenham
- Melford Hall
- Follow in Beatrix Potter's footsteps at this beautiful Tudor family home
- Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve
- The National Trust's oldest nature reserve, and England's most famous fen
- Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill
- Glorious Jacobean-style house with an eclectic collection, within outstanding gardens with a working watermill
Comments from past visitors
- January 2013
- S Yorkshire
What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0844 335 1287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.