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The Merchant House

Stay just moments from Ipswich’s historic waterfront.

If you’re looking to explore Suffolk’s county town, Ipswich, The Merchant House offers a great base.

Set just moments from Ipswich’s historic waterfront, built in 1636 this self-catering accommodation has been beautifully restored and is full of character and charm.

The house sleeps up to 14 guests, in four double bedrooms and four sofa beds located in the two living spaces, it also has a fully functional kitchen, dining room, four bathrooms and a downstairs cloakroom.

The Ipswich waterfront has an array of eateries and drinking establishments, offering great views across the water, and the town centre is just a few minutes away on foot, providing even more choice.

While staying in The Merchant House, why not explore the Suffolk countryside and coast, including constable country. With easy access to main roads, and the train and bus stations both approximately a 20-minute walk away, you can choose your favourite mode of transport.

Whether you’re looking for a long weekend or a mid-week stay, why not book a break in our beautifully restored guest house. Flexible pricing packages are available, speak to us today on 01473 284000 option 2 or email us at

Checking In/Out Times

Check in time from 16:00 on the day of arrival. Check out time is 11:00 on the day of departure.

Why not visit Isaacs and the Coffee Tavern for breakfast, meals and drinks?

The Merchant House forms part of the Isaac Lord Complex, which homes four bars, a coffee tavern and pizzeria.

Our Coffee Tavern is open for breakfast from 07:30 on weekdays and 07:00 at weekends, serving a wide range of options including vegetarian and vegan and a range of hot drinks too.

Our main menu is served daily from 11:30 – 21:00


Please note, there is no onsite parking at The Merchant House, there is however plenty of public pay and display car parks, just minutes away on foot.

Further details including terms and conditions can be found here.

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