Room Descriptions for West Ipswich (IP1 6JR)

Room availability can be checked and reservations confirmed using our on-line booking system.  The indicated room rates are for single-occupancy, but an additional guest can be accommodated in all rooms bar one.

We have 6 rooms, named after Suffolk rivers.

BLYTH - Standard Single with shared shower room – 3ft. single bed. Room capacity 1

BUTLEY - King-size Double with shared shower room 

ORWELL – Luxury Twin on the Ground Floor – 2 x 3ft. Twin beds with en-suite shower. Room capacity 2

DEBEN – Luxury Double on the 1st Floor – Double bed + en-suite shower. Room capacity 2

STOUR – Deluxe Twin on the Ground Floor – 2 x 3ft. Twin beds with en-suite shower. Room capacity 2

WAVENEY – Deluxe Double on the 1st Floor – King size bed with en-suite shower. Room capacity 2

Payment is not taken until 2 days prior to a booking. In the event of cancellation, no charge will be made if a booking is cancelled before 8.00 a.m., 2 full days in advance of the reservation date. Any cancellation thereafter will result in a single night’s accommodation being charged.

Children in cots are accommodated free-of-charge, subject to 2 days notice of a requirement. We will provide this facility free-of-charge, but it will be the guest's responsibility to provide a clean mattress cover and bedding.

Room rates are for single in all rooms. Rooms are available from 3.00 p.m. on the first day of your reservation and must be vacated by 10.30 a.m. on your day of departure. All prices include use of the communal kitchen and 24/7 availability of sundry food items, beverages and sweet biscuits.

Accessibility (Ipswich West)

About the House

The owners have ensured most areas of the Ipswich property are suitable for wheelchair users, where modifications can reasonably be made. A step requires negotiating at the entrance doorway but, thereafter, most downstairs areas of the Ipswich property are suitable for wheelchair users.

However, due to the nature of the property’s construction, one or two restrictions remain; these will be highlighted in the property description that follows.


There are six guest rooms.

Stour has been equipped with twin beds to accommodate a disabled person and their carer. However, depending upon the nature of a person’s disability, all the other rooms could be usable. We regret we do not have facilities to prepare documents in Braille. This website ( contains photographs and details of the rooms and services we provide. You can contact us with any unanswered accessibility questions by telephone (+44 7584 310710) or by e-mailing us at (

Public Areas – Internal - The front door entrance has a wide, inset coir mat leading onto floor tiles. The tiles are extensive, leading to the kitchen / dining area, and from there to the conservatory. This entire area is flat except for a door frame between the kitchen and the conservatory. There are no doorway steps or obstacles between any other public areas. However, there is a step down from the dining area into the garden. A temporary ramp can be made available to disabled guests needing to negotiate the doorway in a wheelchair.

All bedrooms are carpeted and there are no floor obstacles other than a small wooden lip between adjacent bedrooms or leading from a bedroom to a shower room. In no instance is there anything more than a small change in floor level.

There are nine carpeted steps, with a hand rail on one side, leading from the hallway to a landing area outside Butley, then an additional step leading to Blyth and the shared Shower Room. A second additional step leads to a landing shared by Deben and Waveney.

We do not have a lift or ramps available for access to the upper floor. We do not have any grab rails in the house.

A Public Toilet is not available.

The Guest Kitchen, Dining Areas & Conservatory

A large fully-tiled kitchen can be used for the preparation and consumption of food within the property. Off the kitchen is an eating area designed to accommodate guests. However, some guests may prefer to eat in the Conservatory, which is directly off the kitchen and faces out to the garden. The Conservatory has been designed to offer a relaxation and reading area for guests. It is fully-tiled with double doors leading out to the garden. There is no wheelchair ramp available from the Conservatory.


Within the Kitchen, guests will find a washing machine, which is available for their use. Collapsible drying rails, an iron and ironing board are to be found in the Hall cupboard.

The Bedroom Accommodation

Individual bedroom accommodation comprises:

Orwell – a carpeted ground floor room that contains twin beds. The bedroom is linked directly to a tiled en-suite shower room, that is accessed via a slightly raised step.

Stour – a carpeted ground floor room that contains twin beds. The main bedroom is connected by way of a small raised intervening step to an en-suite shower room.

Butley – a carpeted 1st floor room at the head of the main stairway. This room shares a shower room with the adjacent single bedroom. A single step joins this bedroom to a mini landing outside the bathroom.

Blyth – a carpeted, single 1st floor room, at the head of the main stairway, facing onto the garden. A shared shower room is accessed immediately outside the bedroom door.

Deben – is on the 1st floor, facing out onto the garden, and is carpeted. The bedroom leads to a tiled en-suite shower room, containing a shower, toilet and hand basin, with a small raised intervening step.

Waveney – is on the 1st floor and is carpeted. The bedroom leads to a tiled en-suite shower room containing a shower, toilet and hand basin, with a small raised intervening step.

Please note none of the rooms have been fully-adapted for disabled use and there are generally no handrails, grab rails, hoists or emergency pull cords available for use.

Grounds and Gardens - Gardens to the rear of the house in Ipswich are maintained for the benefit of all guests. These can be accessed from the Dining Area or by way of steps leading from the Conservatory outer door. Any guest using this facility is asked to ensure the Conservatory outer doors are properly secured after use, and to call the owners should they experience any difficulty doing so.

Guest Safety - Guest safety is the first concern of the owners and they have taken the following steps to minimise any risk to guests: A fire alarm system has been installed with linked sensors / sounders. This incorporates sensitive smoke detectors in each bedroom and heat detectors in public areas, including the Kitchen and Utility Room. Emergency lighting has been designed and installed such that it illuminates all escape routes in the event of fire

An appropriate type fire extinguisher has been installed in the Kitchen, entrance hall, Conservatory and at the top of the first flight of stairs. Additional fire safety devices have been installed in the Kitchen. The electrical system has been modified to make it highly sensitive to a fault condition. A First Aid kit has been installed in the Kitchen in a drawer marked by a green cross.

Emergency Contacts

Details of emergency contacts are listed on a cupboard in the Kitchen. Escape routes from bedrooms are detailed on the back of bedroom doors.

Please note we operate a no smoking policy by law – should this be breached by a guest smoking in a bedroom it is highly likely the fire detection system will be activated.

By Telephone: +44 (0) 7584 310710

E-mail Duty Manager:  Mobile: +44 (0) 7584 310710

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Or by writing to us at:

Innocence Rooms

538 Norwich Road

Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 6JR

Arriving / Departing (Ipswich West)

A car park at the front of the guest house can accommodate six well-parked cars in marked parking spaces. Please park neatly to ensure the vehicles of all guests can be accommodated. The car park is covered by security lighting.

The front door to the property is always locked, but access can easily be obtained by entering a key code that is changed frequently. In advance of your stay, you will have been advised of the door code by text message or email or phone call, for the duration of your visit. It follows you can then arrive at a time to suit yourself. On arrival you will find your room key in the door of your room.

Room keys are intended for guests to retain during their stay and the owners recognise there will be occasions when these are accidentally retained following a guest’s stay in the hotel. If this happens please post the key, unwrapped, in the nearest post box. The address is on the key fob and the hotel owners will pay postage.

If we are on the premises when you arrive at Innocence Rooms West, we will be pleased to assist with your luggage. However, our presence on site should not be assumed. Where our assistance is likely to be required, please contact us to make a special arrangement, ahead of your stay.