Little Piece Of England


The Ivy : An English Bed & Breakfast

A Little Piece Of England In North Carolina

The Ivy : An English Bed & Breakfast

A Little Piece Of England In North Carolina


The Ivy : An English Bed & Breakfast

A Little Piece Of England In North Carolina

Choose Your Perfect English Experience

Choose Your Perfect English Experience



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.

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Special Experiences

Special Experiences

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Renewals, Anniversaries and other small events; whatever your occasion we will plan with you to make a memorable day.

Renewing your vows and celebrating anniversaries are such special occasions for you, and when you choose The Ivy, we’ll make sure your day is as special as you are to one another... Whether it is just the two of you for a romantic stay or a small group to help you celebrate, your day is as important to us as it is to you.

Your small event, whether a birthday, bridal shower or family gathering is a celebration you should be enjoying.

Let us take the stress and strain out of the planning and preparation so you are able to savour the time with your guests... After celebrating, retire to one of our gorgeous rooms, have a good night’s rest and in the morning enjoy a hearty full English breakfast before taking on the day...Celebrate in a little piece of England.

2 night packages for 2 start at $350.00

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Hello and Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! What an exciting time this is for you. Whether you choose an elopement or intimate wedding (up to 10 people), we are here to make your day as unique as you are. Our beautiful wrap around porch makes the perfect location for your outside wedding or, if you prefer, our air conditioned parlour and dining room provide an intimate indoor setting. New for 2021 will be our English garden where you will be able to wander among the flowers and have that perfect photo taken under the pergolas. The location you choose will be beautifully decorated. Your exclusive day will be captured by Mike, our resident photographer. After your ceremony you will be served full afternoon tea, which includes a small traditional English wedding cake and complimentary champagne.

Our all-inclusive packages include two nights’ accommodation in one of our luxury rooms and English breakfast for you and your guests, or if you would prefer to build your own package we will be happy to work with you... Let’s celebrate your wedding in a little piece of England

Elopement packages start at $1150

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Are you looking to improve your photography skills? Or, wanting to capture that one in a million shot? With so many photographic opportunities close by, we are able to offer you some incredible packages. From individuals to groups, beginners to experts, with our resident, award winning photographer, Mike, we are able to offer tours tailored to your needs; sunrise to sunset, landscape to architecture, wildlife and still life so many breathtaking scenes await you. Early morning sunrise shoots over the lake then return for your freshly cooked breakfast or English High Tea and sunsets at the mountain, whatever it is you would like to capture let us plan with you to make the most of your time here with us in Warrenton.

Basic package includes 2 nights in a luxury en-suite room with queen bed, full, freshly cooked English breakfast, tour and photography guide and evening meals (English High Tea). Priced at just $650

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Looking for a short break? There are so many possibilities here for you. The small town of Warrenton is rich in history, from The Ivy to the Courthouse, from tobacco plantations to cotton mills. You will find something of interest on Main Street and Beyond. From coffee to dinner you can choose from one of several restaurants, bars and cafes all within walking distance; leave the car parked in our onsite car park until your break is over. Of course, you may want to drive farther afield, with many parks, like Medoc Mountain State Park, where you can enjoy lovely scenery whilst cycling, hiking or enjoying a delicious English picnic or Kerr Lake and Dam and Lake Gaston recreation facilities, all are just a short drive away. Shopping for antiques or gifts? Warrenton and other small towns including Norlina and Littleton are a must. When you’re done come home to English Afternoon Tea on our beautiful porch or in our delightful air conditioned parlour... Have a good night's sleep in one of our four luxury rooms and start the day with a delicious English breakfast… See you in a little piece of England.

2 night packages start at $325.

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Rooms & Features

Rooms & Features

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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.

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Named after the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire's beautiful home in The Peak District of England, the Chatsworth room features an elegant mahogany queen bed with an elaborate canopy and bed steps. The day-bed is comfortable to lounge on and to use as an additional bed. A rocking chair, wardrobe and artwork depict the charm of the area and the house. 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. Due to COVID-19 we have closed the Kensington room and Chatsworth is currently an en-suite room. If you are travelling with family or friends and want to book the suite please call +1(252)257-9300.

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We have temporarily closed Kensington room as a measure to ensure our guests safety during COVID-19. If you are travelling with family or friends and would like to book the suite please call +1(252)257-9300

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.

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Pots of loose-leaf tea accompanied by a dainty selection of delicious sandwiches

Homemade scones served with clotted cream and English jams and preserves

Or, crumpets with butter

A variety of homemade cakes and biscuits, including a victoria sandwich

All served on beautiful English bone china in our cozy parlour or out on our spacious comfortable porch

Menu will vary depending on availability of ingredients

Afternoon Teas must be ordered prior to arrival

Tea for one - $20 Tea for Two - $35 Tea for Four $65

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This very nautical room is named for our nephew, an avid sailor and Lieutenant in The Royal Navy. 

The centerpiece of the room is the queen-sized iron canopy bed which is complemented by the heart-pine floors, and antique mantel. The contemporary bath has a jetted tub with shower and a large vanity. This luxurious room has some very interesting the artwork including HM Steam Frigates Geyser and Cyclops, an antique ships clock and a bell. 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.

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Carter Williams House

I, and many before me, have not been able to pinpoint when the house that became known as the Carter Williams home was built; it is believed to have been between 1902 & 1905. The property belonged to John Graham until June 29th 1907 when he sold it to Carter N Williams, Jr. for the sum of $1000.

A great educator, John Graham, returned to Warrenton Male Academy (on the corner of Main and Ridgeway) as principal in 1897, he changed the name to Warrenton High School and purchased additional property for a dormitory, dining hall and outbuildings. October 20th 1905, Mr. Graham & his wife purchased property totalling 7.125, acres which included the parcel that The Ivy now stands on. They were indebted to Mr. Frank E. Wilcox, in the sum of $2500, to be paid at a rate of $500 over the next 5 years, plus interest.

Born 2 MAY 1881 in Mecklenburg, Virginia, Carter Nelson Williams married Hattie Maclin Lifsey sometime between 1900 and 1905 when their daughter was born. Their sons, Carter Nelson Williams, III, born in 1907, and Charles, born circa 1908, were listed as having been born in Virginia on the 1910 census, however the 1920 census indicates they were born in NC. What is evident is the family was residing in Warrenton at the time of the 1910 census and at the age of 28 Carter Williams was the President of a bank, having worked his way up from assistant bank cashier in 1900.

March 2nd, 1914, in consideration of the exchange of lands and the sum of $1000 plus other valuable considerations, Mr. & Mrs. Williams sold the property to Betty Hall Johnson and returned to Virginia with their family.

The Johnson Family

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