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Stay at Ipswich Waterfront - Stay at the Merchant’s Guest House

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The Merchant House is a Grade 1 listed building in a beautiful setting alongside Ipswich’s scenic harbour.

Built in 1636 and once partly derelict, it is now beautifully restored and offers accommodation for up to 14 guests across four double bedrooms. The building is rented as a whole and for a minimum of two nights, and is perfect for a get-together of family or friends, or for a pre- or post-wedding stay with a bridal party.


Each of the bedrooms has its own distinct character, with lavish fabrics and beautiful tones of colour, in which you can enjoy a sound night's sleep in a supremely comfortable bed. The stunning Bridal Suite has glorious views of Ipswich’s waterfront, and is full of charming historical features.

In the living rooms, the ancient beamed walls and ceilings, Victorian fireplaces and sumptuous modern leather sofas all come together into a cool, contemporary interior that feels like a page from an interiors magazine. It’s somewhere you’ll want to stay and enjoy; definitely not just another anonymous hotel room.

The full kitchen has everything you need to be self-sufficient during your stay, so you can eat in if you don’t fancy going out, make snacks whenever you like, order in a stack of pizzas, or rustle up spag bol for 14 so you can all just stay in and chat over a bottle of wine or six.

The accommodation has everything to make it a home from home, including free wifi, freezer and washing machine in the kitchen, highchairs for the little ones, and central heating for chillier days. Despite being in the centre of Ipswich it also has free on-site parking too.

The Merchant House has all the style and advantages of a smart hotel, including housekeeping and all towels and linen provided, with the space, freedom and flexibility of a self-catering apartment. Perfect!

What's on at Ipswich Waterfront?

When it comes to entertainment, The Merchant House is next door to the lively Isaacs on the Quay pub and restaurant, another historic building and a great place to eat, drink and listen to live music. Of course there are many more bars, cafes and restaurants around the waterfront, and many more in Ipswich town centre too, only a few minutes walk away.

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  • 01473 284000
  • Fore Street
    Ipswich, England
    IP1 1AS,
    United Kingdom

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