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Carpenter’s Cottage is tucked away within the heart of Ickworth Estate. This spacious Victorian cottage has an informal and comfortable interior with a secluded, part walled garden. There is direct access to the fabulous, surrounding park, woodland and the Ickworth Hotel. The local village pubs are within easy walking distance too. For larger celebrations this cottage can be internally linked to Keeper’s Cottage next door, to become a large five bedroom house.
Within walking distance of Horringer village and less than five miles from Bury St Edmunds, Carpenter’s is ideally situated for couples or a family looking for both outdoor and cultural activities. The Cathedral cities of Cambridge, Ely and Norwich and also Newmarket races are easily within an hours drive.
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.
Please note: The cottage can be linked to neighbouring Keeper's Cottage therefore sleeping a total of 10 people.
Offers: Holiday Cottage guests have free entry to Ickworth House and selected local National Trust properties during their stay (listings in cottage welcome folder).
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- Railway Nearby
- Pub Nearby
- Garden Appeal
- Open Fire / Stove
- 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.
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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
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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
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