We provide short stay accommodation that’s secluded and discreet, within walking distance of Ipswich town centre, the historic waterfront, University of Suffolk, Regent and New Wolsey Theatres, and shops and restaurants.

Staying at The Giraffe House gives you a private and stylish base in which to relax and unwind after a day’s work or sightseeing.
Facilities include a twin/double bedroom, bathroom, living room and well-equipped kitchen, garden, courtyard for bicycles,
and drive with two off-road car parking spaces.

If you are visiting Ipswich for business or leisure, pleasure or profit, book now or contact us to discuss your requirements.

“Cathy was a wonderful host, very kind, welcoming, and helpful. The house was very clean, tidy, comfortable and quirky and had everything we needed for a holiday stay. The location is fab, it being only a 10-15 minute walk to the main sites.”
July 2021

“The Giraffe House is so lovely! It has a nice garden space out back, a comfortable bed and a dining table that doubled as a working space for my boyfriend and I. The WiFi was fast and reliable for remote work.”

August 2020

A really lovely house, within walking distance of everything – a little haven in Ipswich.”

August 2020

“Excellent place to stay in Ipswich. It has been thoughtfully designed and is beautifully kept. A walk into town takes about ten minutes, down to the docks about 15. Biggest plus ever must be the parking for two cars in an area with an otherwise very limited supply.”

October 2019, Toronto

Every day I congratulate myself on choosing The Giraffe House. I just love it.


January 2019

“We have had a delightful stay at the Giraffe House. The location is perfect as it is just a quick walk to town or the beautiful Ipswich waterfront. Also, there is parking for two cars which is a huge advantage and my husband was able to keep his beloved bikes in the courtyard. The bed was super comfortable and we enjoyed the brilliant shower.”


September 2017

“The Giraffe House is lovely – comfortable and clean, a real home away from home for us at the end of each day. You have thought of everything we need and we are really enjoying our stay. And we really appreciate you taking the time to share your local knowledge with us.”
Rob and Lee

August 2018, Australia

A really high quality accommodation in a handy location near the centre of Ipswich. The Giraffe House is clean, smart, well equipped, cosy, comfortable and an excellent value home from home. We enjoyed being able to walk into town and the Marina in 10-15 mins and a park with play area just 5 minutes away. The house itself is light and bright and felt very private and peaceful. We extended our stay and would definitely stay again.


October 2017

“I found The Giraffe House was the perfect working environment, with superfast wi-fi, Virgin digital TV channels, easy access to all kitchen facilities and plenty of light. It was also nice and quiet, making it a very peaceful place to work for long periods of time.”


October 2017

“I cannot recommend The Giraffe House highly enough! Very well-appointed, located and thought-out. Very comfy bed, powerful shower and loads of space. Perfect for solo traveller or couple. Especially glorious in the Ipswich sunshine!”


April 2017