Ivy House Country Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This Suffolk hotel sits in 21 acres of gardens, lawns, ponds and marshes within the Broads National Park
  • The 2-AA-Rosette Crooked Barn Restaurant is in a converted 16th-century thatched barn on the banks of Oulton Broad
  • Popular seaside towns Southwold and Great Yarmouth are less than 30 minutes' drive away

"A very comfortable and spacious room for 'standard' with bowl, blanket and biscuits for our dog. Beautiful gardens and country walks directly from hotel."
Jul 13, 2019 - Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ivy House Country Hotel is close to the coastal town of Lowestoft, and sits on the banks of Oulton Broad. Its 21 acres of grounds include gardens, lawns, ponds, marshes and a thatched barn.

The hotel is in the Broads National Park, and you can stroll into the town of Oulton Broad directly from the hotel's gardens. The park is full of scenic waterways and wildlife, and has plenty of walking and cycling routes, or you can travel through it by boat and moor up to explore the nearby villages and waterside pubs.

The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Lowestoft's promenade, and beyond that the sandy beaches south of the town offer plenty of options for coastal walks. Local attractions Africa Alive!, Pleasurewood Hills and the seaside town of Southwold are within 25 minutes' drive. The coastal resort of Great Yarmouth and the Suffolk Coast National Nature Reserve are less than 30 minutes' drive away.

Eve's Bar & Lounge has panoramic views over the gardens, ponds and over to the Broads. It's a great spot for a cream tea, a pre-dinner drink or a bar snack. You can also order a hamper to enjoy at one of the many picnic tables within the grounds.

For fine dining, head to the Crooked Barn Restaurant, which holds two AA Rosettes. Head chef Keith Parton serves a menu of local and seasonal ingredients in the characterful 16th-century barn. 

All guests get homemade biscuits on arrival.



  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Breakfast for children is included
Breakfast for adults is included
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
£15 per night for children 10 and under.
£25 per night for children 11 to 15.
£35 per night for older children and adults.

A limited number of infant's cots/cribs and extra beds are available, on request only.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £15 per pet per stay.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets are allowed in Courtyard Double Rooms only.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(377 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ivy House Country Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
A very comfortable and spacious room for 'standard' with bowl, blanket and biscuits for our dog. Beautiful gardens and country walks directly from hotel.
Other Comments
Food in restaurant very good, but not quite the same standard in the bar. All staff very pleasant and helpful if somewhat rushed at times.
PATRICIA Jul 13, 2019 Ipswich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A lovely hotel in an excellent location and very comfortable rooms. The only issues were that the staff that were on for the first 24 hrs of our stay were disorganised and seemed to lack training resulting in a half hour wait for coffee and cooked breakfast after sitting at the table. The staff were all lovely and friendly and the next day everything was fine and efficient with a more confident team in action. Presentation of food was variable as well. Nevertheless we really enjoyed our stay .
Other Comments
With a little better management this place would be superb.
Penny Jul 13, 2019 WitneyWitney, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We had a great over night stay with our dog. Highly recommended
sally Jul 13, 2019 Brentwood, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
An excellent few days in great location . Food and staff excellent. The only downside was the smell of drains outside our room.
Robert Jul 11, 2019 Pershore, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very nice, most enjoyable.
Robert Jul 11, 2019 Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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Very comfortable stay in a lovely area. Breakfast was excellent.
Bryan Jul 11, 2019 Dunstable, United Kingdom
Other Comments
our room was very good but there is an odour problem with some rooms
robert Jul 09, 2019 Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel in a beautiful setting. Staff friendly. Food delicious.
Chris Jul 08, 2019 Orpington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very enjoyable, excellent breakfast and dinner. Lovely walks locally for dog and he lived his biscuits left for him. Good time all round x
Mrs Hazel M Carter Jul 08, 2019 Henlow, United Kingdom
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Excellent value for money . Lovely quiet setting. Great food. Rooms a bit tired
Alastair Jul 07, 2019 Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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