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Ivy House

Holiday Cottage in Bressingham, Norfolk

from £2,430 pwSleeps 8

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Ivy House Summary

Step back to an age of glamour, sophistication and luxury. Located on the border of Suffolk and Norfolk and an easy journey from London, the warm and ultra-welcoming Ivy House offers comfort and spacious accommodation. From the moment you sweep down the drive you will see the beauty and creativity of the splendid manicured gardens. The Grade II listed mansion house stands proud and handsome, the striking ivy-covered façade a sight to behold.

Ivy House is set in 12 acres of beautifully tended gardens that flourish throughout the seasons. The pretty rural landscapes of the Waveney Valley of South Norfolk can be enjoyed on foot or by bicycle from the edge of the grounds. The hall is self-catering but for a truly relaxing stay, catering is available from traditional home style food to fine dining.

A grand staircase leads you to the spacious bedrooms which are superbly lit by natural light, thrown through the large original sash and bay windows. Tall ceilings adorned by chandeliers, beautifully decorated and furnished bedrooms with period furniture and brand new king size beds.

En-suite bathrooms in all four bedrooms give guests a great deal of privacy. Super-sized double walk-in showers and gorgeous roll-top baths lend to the feel of utter decadence.

Pretty, intricate and decorative fireplaces grace each room, a wonderful feature saved from years ago. Dado rails, mouldings and some floorboards have been sympathetically preserved. The furnishings complement and reflect the bygone era.

Both the formal drawing and dining room will play host to the smartest drinks reception or supper whilst a snug, equipped with squishy, relaxing and informal sofas, bean bags and chairs will be the bolt hole for nights in front of the TV or children looking for a den to play and hide from their parents.

What better treat for garden lovers, the ultimate getaway - to stay in a garden open to all - but you can call it your own even when the gates are closed. Impressive at any time, this would be the perfect choice for a special family get together, an important birthday or any celebration. Just imagine the stunning memories you will take away from these surroundings, your souvenir of a special break away at Bressingham (Please note: the gardens are open from 28 March to the end of October 2018, daily from 10.30am to 5.00pm).

If you would like some guidance from our team on this property or help in finding the ideal holiday property please call our team on 01227 464958 or email.

Ivy House Holiday Accommodation

Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, 4 en-suite bathrooms. Private garden area, parking for 5 cars plus additional parking available, access to 12 acres of world renowned gardens.

Ground Floor

Entrance hall, a spacious Reception area
Grand sweeping staircase to first floor,

Drawing Room
Decorative fireplace, sofas, arm chairs to seat 12, double French doors to conservatory

Wicker furniture, overlooks garden and terrace, double doors on to terrace

Formal Dining Room
Decorative fireplace, dining table with seating for up to 12

Step down from dining room, large window seat in bay window, sofas, bean bags, chairs, decorative fireplace, TV Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, table games

Small step down from Snug, 2 electric range style ovens, fridge freezer, 2 dishwashers , microwave, farmhouse kitchen table, stools & chairs seats 12, door to side garden,

Dairy/Boot Room
Rear entrance to house, access to parking, hooks for coats, boot rack, settle, chest and sink

Utility Room
Washing machine, tumble dryer, ceramic butler style sink, extra fridge

Back staircase
Leading to first floor back landing

First Floor

Geranium Room (sleeps 2) king size bed, 2 single beds, decorative fireplace, dressing table and wardrobe cupboard, en-suite with roll top bath and walk in shower, hand basin, WC

Peony Room (sleeps 2) king size bed, decorative fireplace, en-suite double walk-in shower, hand basin, WC

Mezzanine Landing

Aster Room (sleeps 2) king size four-poster bed, decorative fireplace, secret hidden doorway through to a dressing room (the Iris Room). Settee at the foot of the bed, dressing table, wardrobe and chairs, en-suite with roll top bath, double walk-in shower, hand basin, heated towel rail style radiator, WC

Lavender Room (sleeps 2) king size bed, dressing table, settee at foot of bed, decorative fireplace, wardrobe cupboard, en-suite with double walk-in shower, roll top bath, hand basin, heated towel rail style radiator, armchair, WC, recess/shelving unit

Twin Room available on request.


Private driveway from main road.

House sits in public gardens 'Bressingham Gardens'. Highly acclaimed and renowned gardens are regularly featured on TV, radio and in magazines. Guests are granted access to these public gardens.

Private, enclosed garden attached to house. Terrace for outside dining, ornamental fish pond, lawn and beds, outside furniture.

Garden games including badminton, boules and croquet.

Parking is available to the rear of the property for up to 5 vehicles, plus additional parking available.

Guests may unload at the front of the property and move their vehicles after.

There is a converted 18th Century barn and marquee situated to the rear of the property, approximately 50 metres, which can be hired for weddings, celebrations and parties. However, the barn is not hired out when the Hall is independently occupied.


Wi-Fi. Please note that while there is Wi-Fi available the area service is not fibre-optic and can be slow/intermittent at times, as well as mobile reception.

Hot Tub can be booked for your stay for either the weekend or the week, please indicate at the point of booking if you'd like this option. For 1-3 nights the additional cost is £300 for 4-7 nights the additional cost is £360. (Please note different prices apply for Christmas and New Year Hire).

Central heating - Bio-mass boiler. Please note the fireplaces are purely decorative to meet fire regulations and for insurance purposes.

Local Information about Bressingham, Norfolk

Enjoy the 12 acres of Bressingham Gardens all year round (closed to the public from November - February). Nearby Diss is worth a visit and further afield are the pretty Suffolk market towns of Attleborough and Wymondham with independent shopping, a 900 year old abbey and nice cafes and pubs.

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