Welcome to The Ivy - An English Bed and Breakfast
Your home away from home
Experience a taste of England at our delightful 1903 Queen Anne Style home in Historic Warrenton, NC. Where your hosts will treat you as family not just guests.
Our Guest Rooms
Joe Wright Lt. R.N.
The centerpiece of The Joe Wright room is the queen-sized iron canopy bed which iscomplemented by the heart-pine floors, and antique mantel. The contemporary bath has a jetted tub with shower and a large vanity. This luxurious room is beautifully decorated in taupe and navy paisley Waverly fabrics, the wall hangings include HM Steam Frigates Geyser and Cyclops, an antique ships clock and a bell stand on the mantel. A vintage high backed armchair and foot stall make a comfortable sitting area. A beautiful stained glass transom window featuring a blue and red rhododendron design, complete the look of this special room.
Named after the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire's beautiful home, the Chatsworth room features an elegant mahogany queen bed with an elaborate canopy and bed steps, a day-bed, a rocking chair, a wardrobe and other antiques. The pale green walls, Waverly floral and stripe fabrics and a stunning original fireplace (non-working) make this room the perfect place to relax.
The bathroom has a shower and twin pedestal washbasins and is shared with the Kensington room. It may be booked as a suite, ideal for families or friends travelling together, or en-suite at additional cost. Call for details.
The Aveley room features a queen bed, sunny sitting area, depression-era furnishings, heart-pine floors, and a ceiling fan. The old-fashioned bath has a claw-footed tub, brass fixtures (including a sunburst shower head), and a pedestal sink. The sitting area has two wing chairs with foot stalls. The room is beautifully decorated with blue and yellow Waverly fabrics and antiques. Located on the rear of the house, this luxurious room has a partial view of the large wooded lot filled with enormous oak trees.
The Kensington room features a queen bed and lovely chaise lounge, wardrobe, and a beautiful vanity. Pale green walls, floral and striped Waverly fabrics along with an original fireplace (non-working) complete a relaxing area. Artwork includes a scene in Hyde Park looking towards the area of Kensington Palace and a sculpture of Westminster Abbey.
The bathroom has a shower and twin pedestal washbasins and is shared with the Chatsworth room. It may be booked as a suite, ideal for families or friends travelling together, or en-suite at additional cost. Call for details.
About The Ivy
At The Ivy our aim is to make our guests feel like family and not just customers. We want to provide our guests with an experience that cannot be provided by a hotel. We like to distinguish ourselves from the other large inns and hotels by providing a personal, warm and friendly welcome, comfortable surroundings and delicious English breakfasts.
Whether you are relaxing on vacation or travelling for business we want you to feel you are at your home away from home. Whatever your reason for visiting Warrenton is, you will find many things to do in town and further afield. Perhaps you are visiting for quilting classes, a graduation or wanting to explore the historical town of Warrenton. A short drive will find you at Lake Gaston or Lake Kerr with their many hiking trails, marinas and beaches are perfect for the more active boaters, anglers, hikers, kayakers and swimmers. Business travelers who want to feel at home, instead of sitting in a hotel room or bar, will find a warm and friendly atmosphere in the parlor.
With four beautifully furnished bedrooms, accommodating 10 guests in comfort, the B&B is ideal for small reunions and for groups wanting to get away together.
There are three wedding venues nearby, The Ivy is the perfect place for the groom and his party, with plenty of space to get ready! Or, for the overspill of guests unable to stay at the venues.
Mike and I bought The Ivy August 2019, fulfilling a life long dream of mine. We are looking forward to transforming the property into "An English Bed and Breakfast"; where afternoon teas will bring together family, old friends and new friends.
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
A short drive from Warrenton over the Virginia state line you will find the impressive John H Kerr Dam, built to produce hydroelectricity and prevent flooding, it also created the beautiful Kerr Lake. With all the amenities available at Kerr Lake State Recreation Area, the trip is well worth it. If you like hiking, swimming, fishing, boating or photography this is the place to be. With community buildings and picnic shelters, it is ideal for your family reunion.
With many historical houses, buildings and beautiful trees lining the streets, a walk through town will take you back in time. A Walking Tour map is available at the B&B to help you make the most of your time here.
Take a stroll down Main Street and you will find many interesting shops to browse in; antique and vintage stores, cafes, coffee shop, quilting, to name just a few.