Dons Barn

5 Star rating

Cottage Details

Cottage: Dons Barn
Location of the cottage: Grove Farm
Number of bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
Children / Babies: No / 1 Baby, No Children
Arrival days (changeover): Sunday, Monday, Friday
Pets: 2 (2 large dogs, Dog charges apply )

Dons Barn Awards

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Mark Scott

Dons Barn definitely has the WOW Factor.

This is a very special place that is a joy just to be in. One of our most popular and romantic cottages which has bags of style and laid back period features.

Mark Scott

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Facilities Checklist

  • Barbeque
  • Bath
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Bikes Provided
  • Cats Accepted
  • Central Heating
  • Clothes Airer or Washing Line
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Washer
  • Cooker and Hob
  • Courtyard
  • Dishwasher
  • Dog Friendly
  • Flame Effect Fire
  • Freezer-compartment
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Garden - Enclosed
  • Ground Floor Bath
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Ground Floor Shower
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • High Chair Provided
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and Board
  • King Size Bed
  • Microwave
  • Off Road Parking
  • Open Fire
  • Shepherds Hut Holiday
  • Shower, over Bath
  • Shower, Walk In
  • Single Storey
  • Smart TV
  • Television
  • Towels Provided
  • Travel Cot Provided
  • Village
  • Wifi
  • Wood Burner

Description

Dons Barn definitely has the WOW Factor. The cottage has been given a Gold Award by the Tourist Board for exceptional quality of accomodation and customer service for 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014.

It was once the early 1700's Winnowing Barn of The Grove Farm. Now converted into a cosy cottage it has an impressive view over the Orchard through the massive Oak Barn door windows, and you can watch the sun setting from your bed on the galleried first floor. Feel free to bring any well behaved dogs along with you.

Well behaved Dogs are always welcome, please refer to All About Bringing Pets for charges, Rules and how this cottage may suit your pet.


The Cottage

  • As you enter the main room to this lovely cottage, you can see in front of you the gorgeous great Millstone that is built into the breakfast bar as a dining table.
     
  • The kitchen area to the left is hand made cedar and oak, with a whole slice of tree being used for the work top which shows the waney edge of the tree on both sides of the breakfast bar.
     
  • There is a lovely belfast sink and gas hob with an electric grill and oven. Beyond the Millstone is the main room with its massive Inglenook fireplace and enormous Kelim covered Knoll Sofa, almost a room within a room, where you can hide away from the world and cosy down for a romantic afternoon in front of the roaring log fire.
     
  • The end of the room is dominated by the wonderful roof to floor hand made oak windows which cuts through the bedroom floor above, where we have created a hand made iron fenced balcony which affords lovely views straight from the bed accross the Orchard garden into the setting sun.
     
  • With its old 'Suffolk White' brick floor, soft red brick walls, hand plastering gently molding around the corners and limewashed paintwork; this cottage has all the ingredients for a wonderfully cosy and relaxing atmosphere. Dons Barn was once an early 1700’s Winnowing Barn and is one of the six cottages that make up the Old Grove Farm which dates back to the 1720s.
     
  • Dog owners please note there is an acre of dog excercise Orchard and meadow at Dons barn - plus footpaths directly from the cottage into open countryside with a lovely dog friendly pub just a 15 minute walk away.
     

Outside

  • Dons Barn is a great place to get away from the stresses of city life and enjoy peace and rural beauty. 
     
  • We have a very large private car park and a further acre of beautiful, peaceful parkland which can be used as a dog exercise area - right on your back door. This means the cottages can enjoy even more peace and quiet with dog owners not having to walk bleary eyed down the country lanes first thing in the morning.
     
  • There are footpaths directly from the cottage into open countryside with a lovely dog friendly pub just a 15 minute walk away.
     
  • 12 bikes for the free use of the guests - the South Suffolk Cycle Route runs past the cottage.
     
  • If you would like to learn more about The Old Grove Farm; where it all started and where we are based - read all about it here
     
  • Dons Barn is a very special place that is a joy just to be in. Perfect for a couples romantic getaway. To find out more about the attractions of the local area, including the lovely Pubs & Restaurants, please click on this link: 'Dons Barn'

 

Standard inclusive features

All prices include vat and everything written below.

  • Kitchen: All cottages are complete little homes and facilities include modern central heating, refrigerator, hobs, oven and / or microwave, toaster, crockery & serving dishes, cutlery, many utensils, fire-extinguisher, lots of pots & pans, glasses & mugs, kettle, coffee maker, teapot, kitchen towels, oven gloves, olive oil & vinegar, salt & pepper, sugar, herbs, tea, fresh and instant coffee, washing up liquid, cloths, general cleaning materials, etc.
     
  • "Welcome Pack": Contains all the freshest ingredients for a 'Proper English breakfast': eggs, bacon, butter, some tomatoes, fruit, a lemon, a litre of milk and a loaf of fresh local bread.
     
  • Bathroom: Soap, fluffy cotton towels, bath mats, shaver point, toilet brush, toilet roll.
     
  • Bedroom: Cotton bed linen, wardrobe with coat hangers / chest of drawers, iron, ironing board, hairdryer.
     
  • Living room: If your cottage has an open fire or stove then a basket of firewood and a bucket of coal will be provided free, more will be available at cost - firelighters will be provided. TV, books, games, magazines, local brochures, OS and other maps, folder with our special 'What To Do' insiders guide to the local area.
     
  • Bikes: Please check with the owner that these are available before you arrive to avoid disappointment if they are in for maintenence  
     
  • Washing: There is a washing machine and dryer in the walk-thru which is for the use of the 6 cottages on the old Grove Farm. There are also deck chairs and carpets for the garden.
     
  • Baby: Cot and high chair provided in cottages accepting babies (please bring babies bedding).
     
  • Dog: Water bowl and treat per dog is provided in cottages accepting pets.

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Treats

Gainsborough Health Spa is offering 15% off all treatments and spa day packages and 33% off day passes.

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15% off Heath Spa treats

Our "Welcome Pack": Contains all the freshest ingredients for a 'Proper English breakfast': eggs, bacon, butter, some tomatoes, fruit, a lemon, a litre of milk and a loaf of fresh local bread.

Cottages with open fires are supplied with a complimentary first load of fuel after which you can buy more using an honesty box.

Most cottages also supply Bikes free of charge unless it is stated that no bikes are available.

Breakfast Basket Supplied

Enjoy the hedonistice pleasures of a Massage or Beauty Therapist treatment at your cottage to smooth away those stressed nerves.

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Eggs from our own Bantams and Chickens

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Assington Mill runs some very interesting Rural Arts and Craft Courses from Gilding and Bee Keeping to Coracle and Straw Bale house building.

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Public Transport

London Liverpool Street station - Colchester station = 47 mins

London Liverpool Street station - (change at Marks Tey) Sudbury station = 79 mins

Colchester - taxis at station - 30 mins to cottage

Sudbury - Sudbury Town Taxis 01787 377366 - 15 mins to cottage

What the Guests Say

  • Monday, 8th of May, 2017, Tracie & Brian:

    Our third stay at Grove Cottages - peaceful, cosy and welcoming. Great local walks and beautiful places to visit. Ideal for us and our dogs as it offers us a chance for a really relaxing break.

  • Monday, 24th of April, 2017, Katrina:

    No choice but to relax in these lovely peaceful surroundings. Just what we wanted and we wanted for nothing.

  • Friday, 21st of April, 2017, Peter, Matthew & Finzi:

    Our second stay at this beautiful cottage. From the friendly welcome to the goodbye, we were made very comfortable. An excellent base to explore the countryside and villages. We recommend the circular walks around Hadleigh.

  • Saturday, 15th of April, 2017, Victoria:

    We had the most wonderful time in Dons Barn! Such a beautiful space, everything is so carefully thought through! A wonderful, peaceful weekend!

  • Monday, 10th of April, 2017, Finola & John:

    This is our second stay with Grove Cottages in the past couple of years and it was as lovely as the last. A beautiful, romantic, clean cottage in a beautiful setting. We will definitely be back again, lovely friendly people to deal with too! -:)

  • Sunday, 2nd of April, 2017, Amy & Michael:

    This was our first trip to Grove Cottages which were recommended to us by friends, who visit every year without fail. What a wonderful relaxing holiday! It has been the peace and quiet we needed. The cottage and surroundings are idyllic. We loved watching the variety of birds outside our window and using the bikes to explore the countryside. We will definitely be recommending this beautiful place to all of our family and friends. Thank you for creating the opportunity to enjoy this paradise!

  • Sunday, 19th of March, 2017, Lynda:

    Dons Barn is perfect - cosy, quiet, a beautiful relaxing place. Would definitely come back. Thank you so much for the welcome basket, we enjoyed all of the produce.

  • Sunday, 26th of February, 2017, Valerie:

    Dons Barn is a great place to relax, everything catered for - back soon. Anyone needing to score brownie points, this is the place for you.

  • Monday, 6th of February, 2017, Jamie & Tonia:

    One of the best holidays I can remember. A charming cottage in paradise - we can't wait to come back xx

  • Monday, 23rd of January, 2017, Rachel & Andy:

    Wonderful weekend - thank you so so much. Cottage is just fabulous - couldn't have wished for more...

  • Monday, 16th of January, 2017, Dom & Jess:

    Thank you for the most wonderful, romantic, relaxed weekend possible, to start the New Year! The cottage is beautiful, the breakfast basket was delicious and the surrounding area is stunning. We want to keep it to ourselves but it seems the secret is out! We'll just have to tell everyone we know and be back soon! Most perfect weekend, above and beyond our expectations. We hope to return at some point in the future! The level of love that has been put into this place is infectious, such a special place. We are sure to become regulars!

  • Monday, 12th of December, 2016, Emma & Dean:

    This is our 5th year of coming to Dons Barn and our 2nd anniversary, of where it all began. Needless to say it holds very special memories for us both and we will be back next year. Don't change a thing, it is perfect as it is. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Monday, 5th of December, 2016, Jamie & Nicki:

    Dons Barn!! This is just the most amazing cottage. So romantic and just wow! We have had the loveliest Christmas weekend. We walked to the White Horse which was completely homely with friendly people. Lavenham with mulled wine! Just perfect, we will be back.

  • Monday, 7th of November, 2016, Jenny:

    Most amazing weekend away, cottage was perfection.

  • Monday, 17th of October, 2016, Scott:

    I am not sure if I am just your target market or if you have just nailed it generally, but for me GC is perfect! Dons Barn has been a perfect venue for our little getaway with weekend. Dons Barn has raised the bar again! What a wonderful space!

  • Monday, 26th of September, 2016, Sallie & Ralph:

    We have spent a most enjoyable week - Dons Barn has all you need for a very relaxing stay.

  • Friday, 16th of September, 2016, Sarah & Aaron:

    As always our stay was wonderful - xosy, relaxing and peaceful. Thank you !

  • Wednesday, 14th of September, 2016, Trevor:

    We have enjoyed ourselves immensely and will return for a longer stay next time

  • Sunday, 11th of September, 2016, Dipan:

    Lovely cottage, full of character with a lot of thought put in, to make a pleasant stay. A warm welcome with a generous breakfast basket! Thank you. The cottage is supplied with a what to do folder and map with useful routes market out. This was very helpful for planning our days activities.

  • Friday, 19th of August, 2016, Jo & Dylan:

    Really, really peaceful - a fantastic place to stay - I love this barn!

  • Monday, 15th of August, 2016, Ruby:

    It was great - very cosy.

  • Monday, 8th of August, 2016, Andrea:

    Really enjoyed ourselves. We love Suffolk and Dons Barn allowed us to discover a different part. The view from the patio is beautiful and we enjoyed very peaceful afternoons sitting in the garden. The fire, the wifi, the shower, everything was great. Thanks a lot, hopefully we will be back.

  • Friday, 8th of July, 2016, Graham & Janet:

    Absolutely superlative!!! Suffolk, the cottage and the other guests were warm and welcoming in equal measure. Dons Barn is idyllic, tranquil and restful - the perfect base for touring around the beautiful countryside. Our first visit and the first of many. Beyond our expectations.

  • Friday, 17th of June, 2016, Kevin:

    An enjoyable stay although the weather was unpredictable! The cottage had everything we needed.

  • Friday, 10th of June, 2016, Ian:

    Charming little retreat - photos on website don't do it justice. Perfect!

  • Sunday, 8th of May, 2016, Lauren:

    Lovely cottage and setting with all amenities provided for our stay. Excellent, I can't wait to return and stay in one of your other great cottages! Just wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Thursday, 28th of April, 2016, Julie & Mark:

    This was our first stay at Grove Farm and it will not be out last! Fantastic hosts, a superb welcome basket and farm fresh laid eggs daily. All of this in the lovely central location for great Suffolk villages.

  • Monday, 25th of April, 2016, Francesca & Ashley:

    Dons Barn is a really cosy place to relax. We have had a great time. Beautiful view, friendly welcoming, warm and has all the facilities required. Perfect for the two of us. We will recommend Grove Cottages to our friends.

  • Friday, 11th of March, 2016, Chris:

    It was superb, perfect place to relax. The whole place was just as we liked and the walks lovely - would definitely come back -:)

  • Sunday, 28th of February, 2016, Grant:

    A very warm welcome, beautiful warm, comfortable cottage. Perfect break away!

  • Thursday, 18th of February, 2016, Jane:

    A very relaxing visit and a cosy place to stay. We wish we were staying longer. Lots of local footpaths for when we wanted to enjoy the winter sun.

  • Tuesday, 16th of February, 2016, Danny & Laura:

    Beautiful cottages in fabulous setting. Very peaceful but close to lots of interesting villages. Great walks, would love to return in summer!

  • Friday, 12th of February, 2016, Linda:

    Had a wonderful 5 night stay in Dons Barn. It's our second visit to Grove Cottages. Fabulous, beautiful countryside, peaceful, the perfect escape. Welcome basket great, even the dog got a treat!

  • Friday, 12th of February, 2016, Laura & Nicky:

    We had a lovely weekend. The cottage is full of character and very comfortable. The welcome basket is fantastic, the food provided is just wonderful and the personal touch upon arrival is lovely and welcoming. We've definitely enjoyed our Valentine's weekend and will be returning.

  • Friday, 5th of February, 2016, Tony:

    We love our stays and visits to the cottages - so peaceful and relaxing.

  • Monday, 1st of February, 2016, Laura & Ben:

    Had a wonderful time. Accommodation is out of this world - the cottage has everything you could possibly need. The welcome basket contained lovely fresh local food, owners are very welcoming. Will be back again as soon as possible.

  • Friday, 15th of January, 2016, Trisha & Ken:

    Have spent another relaxing and enjoyable weekend in beautiful Dons Barn. This is our second stay in this lovely cottage and it is as charming as ever. We will be back, maybe for a summer break next time to enjoy a barbecue and explore the beautiful countryside, surrounding Grove Cottages.

  • Sunday, 10th of January, 2016, Faye:

    We have had a lovely weekend here at Dons Barn. The cosy sofa and open fire make it lovely for staying in on a winters night. The welcome basket is a lovely idea and we thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast from it.

  • Thursday, 10th of December, 2015, Simon & Sacha:

    Absolutely fantastic, just wonderful. The perfect romantic retreat for my partners birthday...and our baby loved it too!

  • Friday, 4th of December, 2015, Paul & Carla:

    Exceeded expectations - beautiful in every way. Thank you!

  • Friday, 4th of December, 2015, Emma & Dean:

    This is our 4th visit and it never disappoints! we love Dons Barn and hope to come each year, not only was this where Dean proposed and where we had our honeymoon, this year we are back to celebrate our 1st anniversary. This place is perfect, nothing needs to change! Keep doing what you're doing guys, as it's magical!

  • Tuesday, 24th of November, 2015, Allan & Sarah:

    Dons Barn is a perfect retreat for 2. Full of character and charm. After enjoying an afternoon in a local pub and a chilly walk back by torch and moonlight, it was perfect to come back into this snug cottage and light a roaring fire. I am sure we will be back.

  • Sunday, 15th of November, 2015, Sophie:

    A very cosy, romantic weekend spent at Grove Cottages - a welcome break spent relaxing, walking and unwinding.

  • Monday, 9th of November, 2015, Rob & Michele:

    Beautiful area, beautiful accommodation. We loved the entire experience. Dons Barn is just so relaxing, especially with the woodburner alight.

  • Friday, 30th of October, 2015, Sarah:

    Wonderful, peaceful, restorative break.

  • Thursday, 22nd of October, 2015, Rachel:

    Peaceful, remote, cosy and quirky - a perfect retreat.

  • Friday, 16th of October, 2015, Sam & Emma:

    Fantastic short break! Wonderful setting for an idyllic little cottage. Will definitely be returning!

  • Sunday, 11th of October, 2015, Joanne:

    Beautiful relaxing environment – very calming. Beautiful cottage and setting.

  • Sunday, 4th of October, 2015, Lucy:

    Beautiful, cosy cottage, exactly what we wanted.

  • Friday, 2nd of October, 2015, Brian & Tracie:

    Beautifully, rustic charm both inside the cottage and the surroundings. A really tranquil getaway – and our dogs love it! Lots of walks and pretty countryside. We have been before and will be back again!

  • Friday, 25th of September, 2015, Gemma:

    We both thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dons Barn – a gorgeous cottage steeped in character and personality. I would definitely recommend Grove Cottages to anyone wanting a quiet break to get away from it all.

  • Monday, 21st of September, 2015, Ros:

    So lovely to stay in a comfortable and relaxing place, with peace and quiet.

  • Monday, 14th of September, 2015, Eve & Steve:

    Just the most cosy and romantic place we have stayed.

  • Friday, 4th of September, 2015, Kate & Luke:

    I want to thank you all for a lovely stay! Dons Barn was absolutely delightful, we will definitely like to return next year for our first wedding anniversary -:)

  • Monday, 10th of August, 2015, Emily & Andy:

    Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting.

  • Sunday, 12th of July, 2015, Jayen:

    We visited Dons Barn to celebrate my girlfriends birthday. The atmosphere for the occasion was absolutely perfect. The beautiful scenery, gardens and wood stove made our experience one to remember and never forget.

  • Sunday, 12th of July, 2015, Keith & Tina:

    Dons Barn is a little Suffolk gem! Loved the tranquil surroundings and the local wildlife of which we saw hares, buzzards and little owls. We had everything we could have asked for and especially enjoyed our breakfast thanks to the generous welcome basket. Lots of pretty villages to explore and pubs only wish we had more time! This was our first visit to Suffolk but we know it definitely will not be our last.

  • Friday, 10th of July, 2015, Joanne:

    A relaxing beautiful stay in a well appointed and stylish cottage.

  • Saturday, 27th of June, 2015, Steve & Julie:

    We have had a lovely relaxing time, plenty to see and do. Great location - Suffolk is such a lovely county and the people have been very friendly.

  • Sunday, 21st of June, 2015, Kevin:

    A very enjoyable relaxing break in the peace and tranquility of the surroundings. The cottage had everything we needed. Looking forward to celebrating our wedding anniversary next year.

  • Friday, 12th of June, 2015, Lisa & Kris:

    We feel so lucky to have won Grove Cottages competition for a short stay break! We chose a perfect cottage, Dons Barn. The cottage is so romantic and idyllic in a wonderful setting. Grove Cottages are so cosy and quaint, ideal for any time of year! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back. Thank you so much.

  • Friday, 12th of June, 2015, Lesley:

    Very comfortable and quiet, slept like a log! Cottage full of character away from all the noise...lovely!

  • Friday, 5th of June, 2015, Phil & Holly:

    This is such a beautiful and homely place to stay. A fantastic welcome and high quality, delicious supplies in the welcome basket.

  • Monday, 1st of June, 2015, John & Frances:

    Excellent location. Very well planned and thoughtful fittings and facilities. Very welcoming and pleasant atmosphere.

  • Friday, 29th of May, 2015, Ann:

    Dons Barn never disappoints, with it's large windows looking out on to the garden and the field behind. We watch the garden birds and are observed by the ducks and visited by a friendly cat, Daisy - what more could you want.

  • Monday, 18th of May, 2015, Eric:

    Lovely location, great place to stay for our wedding party at Moreves Barn. So many lovely touches in Dons Barn, we really enjoyed it all.

  • Saturday, 9th of May, 2015, Aaron & Sarah:

    We had a really great time, can't wait to come back. Dons Barn is a lovely, cosy place. Had a great time with the free bikes. Also thought the welcome basket was very generous and sizeable.

  • Monday, 4th of May, 2015, Albie & Emmie:

    Thank you for a wonderful stay! This was our third time here at The Grove, and it was just as enjoyable as the first visit! We will be back again next year xx

  • Sunday, 26th of April, 2015, Kate:

    Perfect anniversary break. A couple of days away from the world in an idyllic setting. Beautiful romantic bedroom, big comfy sofa and fantastic fire, what more could you want?!

  • Friday, 17th of April, 2015, Stephanie:

    Stunning cottage, fully equipped. Will recommend to all!

  • Thursday, 16th of April, 2015, Mary:

    Fantastic little cottage in a idyllic setting. Perfect break - will definitely recommend Grove Cottages. Thank you.

  • Monday, 23rd of March, 2015, Juste:

    Fantastic place - lovely cottage feel and very well furnished. Friendly hosts and beautiful surroundings. Highly recommended.

  • Sunday, 22nd of March, 2015, Marie-Claude & Mike:

    We weren't blessed with the weather on the first day of spring, so we discovered the area by car! Never seen so many thatched cottages in lovely surroundings. It looked like we were back in the 19th century in Constable time!

  • Monday, 16th of March, 2015, Lucy:

    Very lovely stay.

  • Sunday, 8th of March, 2015, Daniel:

    What a fantastic place to come for a chilled out anniversary. The fire was crackling, the wine was flowing and the setting was just superb!

  • Friday, 6th of March, 2015, Deborah:

    Had a really good time - love Lavenham. Good walk around Kersey and lunch at The Bell - excellent!

  • Friday, 27th of February, 2015, Fleur & Stuart:

    As we wrote in the guest book, this little place was so charming and well appointed that we chose to just "stay in" for most of our visit! No complaints here - we just hope we can plan a return stay asap, as - Dons Barn struck the perfect balance between style and substance.

  • Monday, 23rd of February, 2015, Gerri & Peter:

    This little abode is ancient and modern, cemented together with cosiness and comfort. Blissful! :-)

  • Sunday, 25th of January, 2015, Irene:

    We enjoyed staying at Dons Barn. It is a very cosy, romantic little cottage, perfect for couples. Would definitely return and recommend to others.

  • Monday, 19th of January, 2015, Louise:

    Really enjoyed our return to Dons Barn, it was everything we had hoped it would be.

  • Sunday, 11th of January, 2015, Sarah:

    Unique, welcoming and lovely. Very relaxing! Thank you.

  • Monday, 5th of January, 2015, Vivienne:

    Good location. Quirky cottage. Very comfortable - home from home. Lovely welcome basket.

  • Friday, 2nd of January, 2015, Barry:

    Would not choose any other cottage let. Grove Cottages provide the 'ultimate' in luxury, cosiness and sheer delight.

  • Saturday, 20th of December, 2014, Manoja & Anthony:

    We always look forward to our holiday at Dons Barn. It is such a beautiful, cosy and romantic place and we have so many wonderful memories here :-). Mark & Zuzi are amazing hosts and lovely friends. We love seeing them and enjoying time at Dons Barn every year xxx

  • Monday, 15th of December, 2014, Godfrey:

    Thanks for a great 3 days. Found Grove Cottages great, quiet weekend and wonderful cottage. A great time had by all.

  • Monday, 8th of December, 2014, Emma and Dean:

    Hi Mark, We are coming to stay at Dons Barn on the 8th December for our honeymoon 1 year and 2 days after Dean proposed to me at the wonderful Dons Barn! ! You published our engagement so it's only right we give you the fairy tale ending :) Emma

  • Monday, 8th of December, 2014, Emma & Dean:

    Truly magical. We couldn't ask for anything more! All the places in the world to choose for our honeymoon, but we choose Don's Barn as it is just perfect, in every way. We will continue to come here for many years!

  • Friday, 5th of December, 2014, Jennie:

    This is our second visit to Grove Cottages and this property is just as warm and cosy as Rose Cottage. Beautiful countryside views from the amazing windows. Definitely be back again! Wonderful !!

  • Friday, 21st of November, 2014, John:

    Each time we visit you have made small changes and improvements. This demonstrates the personal attention to detail in the cottages and the mindful care you have for your guests.

  • Friday, 14th of November, 2014, Trina & Mark:

    Dons Barn is a picture perfect cottage, exactly as a cosy cottage should be. The attention to detail is wonderful, beautiful stone floors, gorgeous fire and an amazingly comfortable, giant bed! The area is beautiful with lots of thatched cottages, cosy pubs and postcard villages. A wonderful find!

  • Tuesday, 11th of November, 2014, David & Rebecca:

    A perfect cottage, in the perfect location. Nicely secluded but with a really nice pub only 15 minutes walk away. A wonderful way to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary.

  • Friday, 7th of November, 2014, Rosanne & Jack:

    Beautiful cottage and surroundings, We came here for our honeymoon and could not have asked for a more relaxing break. Our welcome basket was delicious. Would recommend to anyone wanting to get away from it all. We plan on coming back as soon as we have the chance!!

  • Sunday, 19th of October, 2014, Catherine & Neil:

    You have thought of everything, we will definitely book again. It gave us some much needed time together, in a beautiful setting.

  • Friday, 10th of October, 2014, Patrick:

    Lovely cosy little cottage, with lots of character. Perfect for lazy sunny or rainy days!

  • Tuesday, 30th of September, 2014, Alex:

    We had a wonderful two night stay (not long enough) at Dons Barn. The whole experience was fantastic - from the basket of local produce supplied, to the neat little touches that make the cottage such a cosy and welcoming place to truly unwind.

  • Monday, 8th of September, 2014, Amanda & Darren:

    As a dog owner who likes to bring their dog on holiday, it was lovely to be able to come to a lovely, clean cottage and not having to go to a low standard of accommodation, just because you are bringing the dog. Attention to detail did not go unnoticed, well done on keeping high standards. Will definitely come back again, and would recommend you to friends.

  • Sunday, 7th of September, 2014, Mary & Dave:

    We had a very relaxing stay in a very pleasant environment. We were well provided for and found the guidance notes around the cottage helpful.

  • Sunday, 31st of August, 2014, Jen & Dave:

    A perfect couple of days. We wanted to get away and relax and it was amazing. Everything you could need in the cottage, really lovely hosts and such a beautifully decorated place. The surrounding countryside is stunning, and we're leaving feeling relaxed - have checked out the other cottages for our return!

  • Friday, 29th of August, 2014, Robert:

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Perfect relaxed atmosphere in a beautiful place, that is really well managed and maintained. It's a lovely area of the UK and we wouldn't hesitate to come back. Fantastic place if you have a dog.

  • Friday, 22nd of August, 2014, Tracy & Tim:

    We booked Dons Barn as a romantic mini break, after the chaos of getting married. The staff were very welcoming and helpful, the surroundings beautiful and tranquil and the welcome basket was out of this world! We've loved staying in the very charming Dons Barn, and felt immediately at home, the log fire (even in August), made the nights cosy and warm and the views over the garden at breakfast were stunning. We can't wait to come back with friends.

  • Friday, 15th of August, 2014, Joanne & Vicky:

    The barn is absolutely beautiful, a delightful mixture of modern and traditional decor. The grounds are lovely and a stunning setting. We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you for the welcome basket, a wonderful touch!

  • Wednesday, 13th of August, 2014, Elizabeth:

    Super, terrific, knockout! Grove Cottages have thought of everything. White fluffy towels, bacon and eggs, fresh flowers, crisp white sheets, and you couldn't ask for more local info. Definitely recommended. This is the gold standard of country short breaks.

  • Friday, 8th of August, 2014, Victoria:

    Fantastic break - loved the peace and quiet.

  • Friday, 1st of August, 2014, Janice & Ian:

    Our stay was perfect in every way. Next time we want somewhere to stay in this area, we will come straight here. There is no need to look elsewhere!

  • Sunday, 27th of July, 2014, Prad & Nic:

    Delightful stay at Dons Barn. Everything was so wonderfully appointed. It is all about the attention to detail, that made our stay here so enjoyable. Thank you.

  • Friday, 25th of July, 2014, Christine:

    Very good location for visiting interesting places - peaceful and private. Very welcoming towards dogs and a great welcome hamper! Many thanks.

  • Friday, 18th of July, 2014, Ishita:

    Dons Barn is a delightful, peaceful retreat. We have enjoyed eating outside and watching the spectacular sunsets. We look forward to coming back in winter to experience the log burning fire!

  • Friday, 4th of July, 2014, Shaun:

    We stayed for a weekend and needed to relax. It was everything we could have wanted. Loved it!

  • Saturday, 21st of June, 2014, Mark:

    Very enjoyable stay, lovely finished cottage, with a lovely surroundings. Highly recommend.

  • Sunday, 8th of June, 2014, Oliver & Helen:

    A wonderful weekend break. Very high quality. Could not recommend any higher!

  • Wednesday, 4th of June, 2014, Raj:

    Booked Dons Barn as a last minute getaway. The couple who own it are truly lovely and so helpful and the place itself is amazing. The welcome basket was a lovely personal touch. Five stars!

  • Wednesday, 4th of June, 2014, Lowenna:

    Great location, lovely cottage. OS maps of local pubs/farm shops really useful.

  • Saturday, 31st of May, 2014, Laura:

    The cottages are amazing – so unique and such a peaceful spot. The perfect place for our wedding night. We wish we were staying longer!

  • Tuesday, 29th of April, 2014, Roger:

    Bluebell woods near or St Mary’s old church absolutely amazing. Church is well worth a visit too.

  • Friday, 18th of April, 2014, Jo:

    We had a great time, it’s a fab place.

  • Sunday, 6th of April, 2014, Karen & Joe:

    Quaint, Quirky, Quintessential and Quite Marvellous!!

  • Sunday, 23rd of March, 2014, Emma & Mark:

    Was everything we wanted in a relaxing/romantic weekend away. Can’t wait to come again.

  • Tuesday, 11th of March, 2014, Christopher:

    Wonderful stay perfect weather even in March, wonderful view over the garden and fields at breakfast, with beautiful sunsets.

  • Monday, 3rd of March, 2014, Hoi:

    Very pleasant and cosy stay, people so friendly, would recommend stay.

  • Friday, 28th of February, 2014, Guy:

    Fabulous place!

  • Friday, 21st of February, 2014, Michelle:

    We have had a fantastic stay. Gorgeous surroundings, lovely cottage. Very much looking forward to our next stay here.

  • Monday, 17th of February, 2014, Thea:

    The cottage is fantastic – great local walks with good pubs en-route Really enjoyed making the fire. Excellent facilities.

  • Friday, 24th of January, 2014, Jim:

    Brilliant as ever. Perfect environment for a relaxed weekend.

  • Monday, 20th of January, 2014, George:

    Lovely cosy and warm. Great fire. We will be back.

  • Friday, 17th of January, 2014, Joe & Val:

    We are first timers to The Grove Cottages. We came for a much needed, very, short break. Our 2 small dogs are very important so your dog friendly cottages are vital. You met all our wishes and we will return.

  • Tuesday, 14th of January, 2014, Bella:

    What a perfect weekend! Just what we needed and such an easy escape from London. Can’t thank you enough for such a brilliant weekend. The cottage is absolutely perfect. Everything is finished beautifully and we would love to come again!

  • Friday, 3rd of January, 2014, James:

    Loved staying in the warm cosy cottage.

  • Monday, 30th of December, 2013, Peter:

    We don’t normally go away for Christmas but this year we tried something different and we LOVED IT! Dons Barn is a perfect cottage for a Christmas period, the big open fire, decorative Christmas tree, open kitchen space! We had a many cosy nights in and enjoyed the fire! Our cats love it! The walks that were listed in the book were excellent, Polstead, Nayland, Stoke-By-Nayland all are beautiful! Highly recommend the White Horse Pub at Edwardstone. A 20-30 minute walk.

  • Monday, 30th of December, 2013, Peter:

    Dons Barn is a magical cottage, we all have had a great Christmas in here. It is very lovely and relaxing!!

  • Tuesday, 24th of December, 2013, Peter & Jen:

    Dons Barn is a magical cottage, we all have had a great Christmas here. It's very lovely and relaxing ! ! x Jen

  • Monday, 23rd of December, 2013, Anthony:

    This is our 2nd time staying at the lovely Don’s Barn. We stayed for a bit longer this time. December 18th was the happiest day of the trip because we got engaged!! We made a delicious breakfast that day.

  • Friday, 6th of December, 2013, Emma & Dean:

    My darling Emma Will you Marry Me? Yes Yes Yes XXX Don’s Barn was magical before this and now will hold a very special place in my heart. This is our second time staying here and I am sure it won’t be our last. Thank you for making it so special

  • Friday, 6th of December, 2013, John:

    Our second time at Dons Barn, it’s our favourite getaway spot and .... we’ll be back. There is a lovely feeling about the place which lingers in the memory.

  • Friday, 6th of December, 2013, Emma & Dean:

    Will You Marry Me Emma ? I’ve said it before and I will say again Don’s Barn is just magical! Will definitely be returning next year maybe for our honeymoon as Dean proposed to me right here at Don’s Barn and I understand both Millie and Mark played a big part in the fairytale Setting I loved it and of course said YES! Just perfect don’t change a thing.

  • Sunday, 24th of November, 2013, Claire & James:

    Thank you for a total relaxing weekend break. Amazing cottage and great location. Welcome basket is a lovely touch.

  • Friday, 8th of November, 2013, Annie:

    Love this place!

  • Friday, 1st of November, 2013, Lucy:

    The photos on the website don’t do this cottage justice! It far exceeded my expectations. A beautiful and cosy cottage with excellent facilities.

  • Friday, 25th of October, 2013, Jenny & David:

    Fantastic weekend break, so cosy and relaxed. We loved relaxing in front of the fire (once we managed to light it!). Such a comfy bed, haven’t slept so well in ages! Thank you.

  • Thursday, 24th of October, 2013, Mike:

    Dons Barn is a wonderfully cosy cottage in a great location for anyone wanting a relaxing break.

  • Friday, 11th of October, 2013, Roger & Wendy:

    Dons Barn is a delightful base to see this lovely county from. Highlights were Flatford Mill, Minnsmere, Southwold, Bressingham Gardens and the lovely roaring log fire!! We enjoyed the basket of goodies, particularly the bread so much so, we are going to Lavenham on our way to take some back to Yorkshire!!

  • Monday, 7th of October, 2013, Tom & Carol:

    A lovely little cottage in a charming setting in easy reach of the towns and attractions of Suffolk.

  • Monday, 30th of September, 2013, Alan & Sue:

    Wonderful relaxing cottage fantastic full length window!

  • Friday, 27th of September, 2013, Gill:

    Wonderful as ever. Still can’t figure out the roads but has been fun exploring them.

  • Monday, 9th of September, 2013, Rachel & David:

    We have had a lovely 5 days - not enough time to see everything so we will be back! Beautiful, cosy cottage – could live more easily.

  • Monday, 9th of September, 2013, Rachel & David:

    We have had a lovely 5 days - not enough time to see everything so we will be back! Beautiful, cosy cottage – could live more easily.

  • Saturday, 7th of September, 2013, Alison:

    Beautiful cottage and brilliant welcome, will definitely recommend for a relaxing, quiet, comfortable break.

  • Friday, 30th of August, 2013, Rachel:

    Really very above our expectations! The cottage had been recommended to us already but we were amazed when we were shown round.

  • Sunday, 25th of August, 2013, Jenny:

    I want to stay longer!

  • Saturday, 24th of August, 2013, Mark & Frances:

    Idyllic cottages set in a beautiful location. A lovely welcome with a breakfast hamper. The cottage is certainly of a very high standard.

  • Sunday, 18th of August, 2013, Faye & Joseph:

    Was an enjoyable break. Well done. Will be back again soon. Cheers.

  • Thursday, 15th of August, 2013, Chris & Pat:

    The surrounding area is idyllic – reminds us of how things were when we were growing-up in Yorkshire during late 50’s & 60’s. Don’s Barn has beautiful views from its ground floor to upstairs ceiling doors. The grounds and flower beds are a real pleasure and are well maintained. We had a lovely week and wished we could have stayed longer. Many thanks.

  • Saturday, 13th of July, 2013, Rob:

    Everything very nice and cosy!

  • Sunday, 23rd of June, 2013, Oliver & Jodie:

    Dons Barn has a warm and cosy atmosphere, along with the beautiful countryside; it makes for a perfectly relaxing getaway. The welcome basket is a fantastic touch it was lovely to have all the things for a cooked breakfast from local stores.

  • Friday, 21st of June, 2013, Christobel:

    Absolutely wonderful cottage in a magical area.

  • Friday, 7th of June, 2013, Keith & Ann:

    Team – we love it here at Dons barn, as you can guess by the fact we keep returning.

  • Friday, 24th of May, 2013, Holly & Duncan:

    Cosy, romantic and welcoming. We quickly felt at home in Don’s Barn and two nights was too short.

  • Sunday, 19th of May, 2013, Mark & Davina:

    Thank you for letting us stay at your amazing cottage! We would highly recommend you to our friends!

  • Friday, 19th of April, 2013, Sarah & George:

    Amazing, relaxing, beautifully romantic. We will be back very soon.

  • Monday, 8th of April, 2013, Nia & Rhys:

    We had a really lovely stay. The peacefulness and setting of the cottage was amazing. Cosy, warm and welcoming, it quickly became home after we settled in.

  • Friday, 29th of March, 2013, Jarryl:

    Our first family holiday with our 7 week old son – what a gem! A great comfortable cottage that comes fully loaded with all we needed. Loved the breakfast basket – great touch!

  • Friday, 29th of March, 2013, Valerie & Luke:

    The attention to detail in Don’s Barn is incredible and Grove Cottages is an amazing base for cyclists of all levels.

  • Monday, 25th of March, 2013, Claire:

    Fantastic as the first time, had a fab relaxing weekend. Many thanks.

  • Wednesday, 6th of March, 2013, Pedro:

    It’s a delightful place for a break. Amazing cottage, exquisite taste and the best welcoming people. Thanks

  • Sunday, 24th of February, 2013, Anna & Ben:

    It is a great place, really cosy and lovely. Set in the middle of a lovely bit of England

  • Friday, 15th of February, 2013, Caroline & Justin:

    We had a wonderful time at Dons Barn. We had dinner in Lavenham at the Angel Hotel where the food was superb. The walks in the area are beautiful with many dog friendly pubs en route. The Great House French restaurant in Lavenham is also worth a visit with wonderful service

  • Monday, 21st of January, 2013, Wayne & Miranda:

    Amazing cottage and location, will definitely return. Lavenham is a must see!

  • Monday, 21st of January, 2013, Markus:

    Amazing cottage and location will definitely return. Lavenham is a must see!

  • Wednesday, 16th of January, 2013, Jade:

    Lovely relaxing break away from the stress of the city!

  • Thursday, 3rd of January, 2013, Harry & Charle:

    A wonderful, relaxing stay in a well equipped, warm cottage and were welcomed with a great basket of food and a great use of what to do. We will be back soon

  • Thursday, 27th of December, 2012, Jared & Kimberley:

    Nice, quaint and relaxing cottage in the Suffolk countryside.

  • Wednesday, 12th of December, 2012, Emma & Dean:

    Will be rebooking! An amazing place to stay even had a Christmas tree which was nice. Dons Barn has the wow factor the romantic feel. No other words to describe this place but PERFECT!

  • Monday, 26th of November, 2012, George:

    Beautiful romantic getaway. Surpasses expectations

  • Friday, 23rd of November, 2012, Jeff & Sarah:

    Another lovely stay in Don’s Barn! We both had a great massage too from Yana who happily visits the cottages to help you de-stress. Recommended! Sarah and Speke the dog - I will be back yet again!

  • Sunday, 18th of November, 2012, Yan & Camille:

    Very cosy and romantic

  • Monday, 12th of November, 2012, Derek & Sandra:

    Arrived tired and frazzled – left 4 nights later – relaxed and recouped

  • Monday, 5th of November, 2012, Terence&Abbie:

    Come to Dons Barn for our mini-moon. Simply stunning, cosy, romantic - really just perfect.

  • Friday, 2nd of November, 2012, Veronica:

    Warm welcome, perfect cottage, left to my own devices, PERFECT!

  • Monday, 29th of October, 2012, Rachel&James:

    We had a fabulous time. We wanted complete relaxation and peace and quiet. We got this and more. Couldn't recommend it enough!

  • Friday, 26th of October, 2012, Donna:

    We had a very laid back chilled at "us" holiday. Just what the doctor ordered. Did not want to leave this lovely cottage and lovely areas of the country.

  • Sunday, 21st of October, 2012, Richard:

    So quiet and peaceful a real gem in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. It is an excellent for couples looking to get away from busy life for a few days!

  • Sunday, 14th of October, 2012, Jenn:

    Such a wonderful dog friendly accommodation.

  • Friday, 28th of September, 2012, Graham:

    The time seems to pass very quickly, its so enjoyable that a weekend is gone in a flash!

  • Thursday, 27th of September, 2012, Fiona&Tony:

    We enjoyed our stay at Dons Barn, finding it relaxing and a place to really unwind. The extra care taken by Mark and his team enhanced our holiday experience, especially the detailed maps and suggestions of thing to do in the area. Everything was well thought out to ensure guests get the most from their holiday.

  • Friday, 21st of September, 2012, Nita&Senjoy:

    Nurtures the soul

  • Monday, 10th of September, 2012, Stephen:

    Lovely place, excellent accommodation thoughtful owner who has provided us with all we needed for a lovely holiday.

  • Sunday, 9th of September, 2012, Charlote:

    Thank you so much for a lovely stay. The Cottage was beautiful. The welcome warm and surrounding Suffolk countryside stunning. It is the perfect weekend getaway and we will definitely be back!

  • Friday, 7th of September, 2012, Paul&Sarah:

    The cottage is beautiful, very well equipped. This is the perfect retreat. Thank you

  • Tuesday, 28th of August, 2012, John:

    The barn was stunning and in a great location to explore the Suffolk countryside and villages. It was great to have a good selection of bikes to use and cycle routes provided. Loved the local products in the welcome basket provided. Thanks

  • Monday, 27th of August, 2012, Zara&Keven:

    Grove Cottages is absolutely enchanting! Everything is so relaxing and friendly. The Staff are dedicated to making your stay enjoyable and add lots of little extra touches to make it special.

  • Sunday, 12th of August, 2012, Sarah:

    A perfect place for a couple and dog to escape reality and relax. Absolutely lovely!

  • Monday, 23rd of July, 2012, Malcolm&Bev:

    Lovely setting, felt at home straight away, didn't want to leave. Grove Cottages have done it again.

  • Friday, 20th of July, 2012, Hannah&Paul:

    We have absolutely loved our stay at Dons Barn. We needed some space to escape the busyness of life - and this was the perfect place. The barn was so lovely we didn't want to go outside! (When we did, the bikes were perfect for a 'car-less' adventure). Also the eggs were the best eggs we have ever tasted!! Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

  • Friday, 29th of June, 2012, Graham&Angela:

    Beautiful cottage in a lovely, relaxing location

  • Friday, 8th of June, 2012, Elaine & Graham:

    A lovely relaxing break in perfect surroundings. The cottage was all we could have wished for and we really enjoyed exploring the area. Mark made us so welcome and we very much appreciated his hints & tips on what to see and where to go. Thank You so much, we hope to be back in the not too distant future.

  • Friday, 25th of May, 2012, Paul:

    We come for our Mini Moon and had a lovely week and Bo our boxer puppy had a fab time to!

  • Thursday, 10th of May, 2012, Jean:

    Beautiful enchanting cottage, quiet and totally relaxing just what we needed.

  • Friday, 4th of May, 2012, Rich:

    Lovely place, peaceful and relaxing, I would definitely return and recommend to anyone

  • Sunday, 15th of April, 2012, Suzi:

    The perfect retreat. Ticks all the boxes. We can't wait to return.

  • Thursday, 12th of April, 2012, Graham&Sue:

    A very comfortable cottage. Nice location + a “new” for us. I loved the quirky furnishings – everything had been thought of – Thank you

  • Sunday, 8th of April, 2012, Dominic & Ginny:

    Fantastic cottage. Perfect for a quiet getaway. Will definitely return

  • Sunday, 1st of April, 2012, Vicky:

    Beautiful cottage, amazing location. Perfect for a weekend away from the bustle of London.

  • Monday, 5th of March, 2012, Clare:

    Lovely weekend, really fabulous cottage. Will definitely come back again.

  • Friday, 17th of February, 2012, Tom & Sarah:

    Very sad to be leaving. We have had a perfect break in an adorable cottage- absolute bliss. Thanks to all at Grove Cottages for a wonderful stay.

  • Friday, 17th of February, 2012, Barry:

    Great place to stay - Dons Barn is brilliant !

  • Monday, 13th of February, 2012, Carolyn:

    Had a fantastic time. Real fire, snow on the ground- Idyllic

  • Monday, 6th of February, 2012, Simon and Lottie:

    A great relaxing place for a babymoon.

  • Thursday, 2nd of February, 2012, Mrs A Cole:

    Quirky cottage! Wonderful quiet area - lovely.

  • Friday, 13th of January, 2012, Mr and Mrs Perkins:

    A fabulous, welcoming 'bolthole' in Suffolk. All the comfort of home with plenty of peace and quiet. A truly wonderful experience!

  • Friday, 13th of January, 2012, Emily and Ben:

    Had such a lovely time here at Dons Barn. The cottage is not only beautiful but super cosy! Stunning location and so much useful advice on the local area.

  • Monday, 9th of January, 2012, Mark and Lauren:

    We have loved every minute of our stay at Don's Barn! It is the perfect place to stay for a relaxing getaway. We couldn't fault it and can't wait to come back!

  • Tuesday, 3rd of January, 2012, Jessica and John:

    We had a fantastic time in a beautiful cottage, especially as my now fiancé got on one knee in front of the fire on New Years Day. And it was the perfect setting! Thank you.

  • Friday, 23rd of December, 2011, Alistair:

    A gorgeous cottage. The perfect Winter getaway !!

  • Sunday, 4th of December, 2011, John and Vivien:

    Very cosy and peaceful cottage in a beautiful location close to lovely villages.

  • Friday, 2nd of December, 2011, Barbara and Jim:

    Dons Barn - a magical place in a magical County

  • Monday, 28th of November, 2011, Georgina & Ross:

    We have had an absolutely fantastic time and don't want to leave. See you next year !

  • Thursday, 10th of November, 2011, Louise:

    Lovely relaxing break. We loved lazing around the cottage and watching the sunset. Perfect start to our married life together.

  • Monday, 7th of November, 2011, Lisa:

    Wonderful place to relax and get away from it all. It lived up to our expectations and we hope to be back soon.

  • Friday, 4th of November, 2011, Yann:

    Everything that you would expect from a countryside cottage. Just perfect !!!

  • Friday, 28th of October, 2011, Robert and Connie:

    Lovely, comfortable cottage in a perfect rural Suffolk setting!

  • Sunday, 16th of October, 2011, Marie and Paul:

    Stunning cottage, stunning location...from start to finish was amazing...two days is not enough !

  • Friday, 14th of October, 2011, Chris and Julie:

    Excellent value for money, standards high and worth a visit.

  • Sunday, 9th of October, 2011, James:

    we loved so many things but we did particularly like the sofa.

  • Friday, 30th of September, 2011, Mark:

    A wonderful retreat from 'normal' life. Stunning view and lovely cottage. Shame it was too warm to light the fire!

  • Sunday, 18th of September, 2011, Adrian and Linda:

    Lovely and peaceful, a warm welcome even for the dog. A cosy cottage, what more do you need? Thanks.

  • Tuesday, 13th of September, 2011, Bill:

    So cosy and relaxing - a wonderful experience.

  • Friday, 8th of July, 2011, Vilma:

    We loved Dons Barn. It was our first holiday with our 4 month old baby and we wished we had booked more days! Mark and Zuzi are amazing hosts.

  • Monday, 4th of July, 2011, Zoe and Mark:

    Beautiful cottage and surroundings. Dons barn is a perfect retreat from the city, sad to be leaving today!

  • Friday, 1st of July, 2011, Sharon and Tony:

    A pleasant, relaxing stay in lovely surroundings in which to unwind and explore the surrounding villages etc. Most enjoyable. This is the 3rd cottage we have stayed in from Grove Cottage website and all have been enjoyable. Will come again!

  • Monday, 20th of June, 2011, Chris and Debbie:

    A lonely quiet relaxing weekend in beautiful surroundings. Endless walks, well marked - our dogs were welcome in the local pub. Very enjoyable.

  • Monday, 30th of May, 2011, Ann and Tony:

    Very enjoyable weekend. 1st class accommodation. Beautiful surroundings. Thoroughly enjoyed the peace and tranquillity in the garden, batteries now recharged, ready to take on the world.

  • Wednesday, 25th of May, 2011, Brian and Alice:

    Best holiday for years because we had both the cat and the dog with us.

  • Friday, 20th of May, 2011, Diane and Neil:

    Quaint and very peaceful - great place to escape from the hustle and bustle!!! It's hard to comment on perfect!!! Absolutely love the walk back from the car park at night through the sparkly trees!! Can we take it all home please x x

  • Friday, 20th of May, 2011, Sue and Dan:

    A perfect place to get away from it all. We couldn't have felt more welcome.

  • Monday, 16th of May, 2011, Jacqui:

    We had a lovely time. We so enjoy coming here.

  • Friday, 6th of May, 2011, Patricia:

    Where else would we have a break with authentic charm presented with such style and have ducks stopping by at the french doors with their babies! and robins and friendly cats to speak to us. And all enveloped by beautiful gardens. The quiet of the garden late evening has to be experienced to be believed, after London life!

  • Monday, 2nd of May, 2011, Tim and Zoe:

    Was the perfect break from London and was exactly what we were looking for. You cannot help but love it here; beautiful, tranquil and charming.

  • Monday, 28th of March, 2011, Mike and Clare:

    Lovely barn full of charm and character and ideally located near some pretty villages and walks with the dogs...very relaxing!

  • Friday, 25th of March, 2011, Donna and Dale:

    Absolute gem of a place, if you need a cosy romantic time away, Dons Barn is it! Astounding barn and views, beautiful villages, list is endless. We will most definitely be coming back and highly recommending to family and friends. Thank you.

  • Sunday, 20th of March, 2011, Ruby and Madasha:

    The Orchard is beautiful, the windows are very nice, it lets the morning sun in. Very peaceful and serene.

  • Friday, 11th of March, 2011, Ria and Matt:

    We have had a brilliant time, it's been exactly what we needed, peaceful, chilled out and a perfect place for all three of us to get away. We could easily have spent another week here as there is so much to see and do and even just to spend more time relaxing in the cottage. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Sunday, 6th of March, 2011, Penny and Paul:

    A wonderful weekend, we'd definitely look at renting another cottage as Dons Barn was very special and I imagine they are all unique and fantastic. I'd recommend anyone to come and stay and discover the delights of the cottage and surrounding area. We had a day trip to Southwold and walked along the beach which was lovely, even though the weather wasn't great.

  • Tuesday, 22nd of February, 2011, Sue:

    Perfect in every way - for doggies too! Mark and his staff have got everything just right - don't change a thing!

  • Sunday, 20th of February, 2011, Ben & Marie:

    Wonderful 3 days at Dons Barn- perfect romantic getaway for my 30th birthday. Great that we could bring our dog with us. Will definitely be returning.

  • Monday, 14th of February, 2011, John & Carole:

    Loved the place. Attention to detail and lovely renovation.

  • Sunday, 6th of February, 2011, Muz:

    Lovely, lovely, lovely ! Had the best 2 nights together.

  • Monday, 24th of January, 2011, Neil and Rhian:

    Absolutely fantastic and romantic, comfortable and beautiful cottage and surroundings, Max was great, attentive host.

  • Thursday, 6th of January, 2011, Jane and Paul:

    Cottage is magical and cosy with lovely views across the fields - we'll be back!

  • Monday, 3rd of January, 2011, Stuart:

    Carlsberg don't do cottages, but if they did, Don's Barn would probably be the best in the world!

  • Monday, 27th of December, 2010, Odette and Gus:

    Very enjoyable stay in Dons Barn. Peaceful, lots of nature. Great location.

  • Saturday, 18th of December, 2010, Symonne and Darren:

    We had a lovely time in idyllic surroundings - the snow making it even more beautiful. the cottage we stayed in was well laid out and a lovely place to stay.

  • Friday, 10th of December, 2010, Sheila and Richard:

    We had a lovely relaxing weekend in Dons Barn, very warm and comfortable.

  • Friday, 3rd of December, 2010, Kelly and Siobhan:

    Lovely accommodation in a beautiful part of England.

  • Friday, 26th of November, 2010, Carl:

    This is our second stay at Dons Barn and once again we have really enjoyed ourselves. Everything you would need is catered for. Very relaxing break.

  • Sunday, 21st of November, 2010, Jenny & Duncan:

    Dons Barn is the perfect place to get away and relax. We also enjoyed Max's ( The Grove cat ) company everyday.

  • Friday, 19th of November, 2010, Zoe & Steven:

    A lovely short break. Just what we both needed. Beautiful surroundings and can't wait to come back again. Maxi the cat was just great !!

  • Friday, 12th of November, 2010, Miranda and John:

    A perfect retreat to get away from it all and explore the surrounding villages and countryside. A magical week in a splendid cottage.

  • Friday, 12th of November, 2010, Neil and Trish:

    A very relaxing, enjoyable weekend. Despite the six cottages and main house being close to one another, the Grove Cottages are so very peaceful. We'll be back...

  • Saturday, 6th of November, 2010, Suzy and Jonathan:

    Fantastic cottage, fantastic welcome basket, fantastic cat Maxi! The perfect short break!

  • Friday, 29th of October, 2010, Nicky and Fran:

    We have just spent a weekend at Dons Barn. It has been amazing! The cottage is fantastic and the welcome warm. Will definitely be returning. Pure magic!

  • Friday, 29th of October, 2010, Sue:

    We have had a lovely relaxing stay with you. The barn was lovely and peaceful and everything was clean, comfortable and a lovely position. We also thought the area was very beautiful. Thank you. Time has gone too quickly for us.

  • Monday, 18th of October, 2010, Nicola:

    A beautiful place to stay - gorgeous cottage with cosy fire place. Great area as you can do as much or as little as you want - the perfect escape!

  • Sunday, 10th of October, 2010, Colin and Sharon:

    Although we have been to many of your cottage, both here at Grove Farm, and around the district, Dons Barn has to be one of the best. It certainly maintains the standard we have come to expect. Well done and thanks for a great week in a great setting.

  • Monday, 27th of September, 2010, Tamara & Sieger:

    We have had the most wonderful and relaxing week possible. It was lovely to be away from everything.There is so much to do in the area, but it is also lovely to just sit in the garden with a book or a newspaper.

  • Saturday, 11th of September, 2010, Hazel:

    We stayed here after our wedding and it was a perfect place to stay. Will be returning for anniversaries.

  • Sunday, 5th of September, 2010, Claire and Paul:

    It was everything we'd hoped for and more. A wonderful place to spend a relaxing, romantic getaway.

  • Sunday, 5th of September, 2010, Claire and Paul:

    It was everything we'd hoped for and more. A wonderful place to spend a relaxing, romantic get away.

  • Sunday, 5th of September, 2010, Vicky:

    We'd never been to Suffolk before and spent a relaxing 5 days exploring villages, towns and coast. It was great to have Don's Barn to return to - better than a hotel any day.

  • Monday, 30th of August, 2010, David and Melanie:

    Another fantastic stay at one of the Grove Cottage. Everything is laid out so thoughtfully, and the refurbishment and decoration of the cottage makes them both comfortable and full of character.

  • Friday, 27th of August, 2010, Keith and Karen:

    Don's Barn is the perfect romantic getaway and the reality is even better than the website. We loved the old rustic charm combined with all your creature comforts provided for. Lots of hot water, great shower, lovely views and a great roaring fire. Max the cat made it a real home from home.

  • Friday, 20th of August, 2010, Tom and Linda:

    You have created a really unique blend of service and comfort that enables your guests to relax and enjoy their stay. We've had a great time and are very reluctant to leave. We'll be back!! Dons Barn was fantastic!

  • Friday, 6th of August, 2010, Laura and Craig:

    A wonderful cosy cottage, beautiful surroundings. Friendly and welcoming hosts. Our black lab 'Ashley' had the time of his life. There is lots to do in this great part of the country! The beaches at Dunwich and Felixstowe are dog welcoming. (No dogs allowed on beach at Aldeburgh) Dogs and owners stay side by side here...it's great!

  • Sunday, 18th of July, 2010, Michelle and Benjamin:

    Beautiful setting, very peaceful, gorgeous barn.

  • Monday, 12th of July, 2010, Sarah and Nic:

    Great stay. Will be back. Lovely area.

  • Tuesday, 6th of July, 2010, Rebecca:

    A perfect relaxing weekend. Unwound from city life in minutes and Maxi made us feel right at home.

  • Friday, 2nd of July, 2010, Andrew and Mary:

    Very relaxing, tranquil setting, very warm welcome. Thank you. p.s It was lovely to be able to sit out and eat in the garden.

  • Sunday, 13th of June, 2010, Carmel and Jim:

    Loved the rustic cottage and beautiful surroundings. Made to feel very welcome, lots of good ideas like the welcome basket and free bike hire.

  • Friday, 11th of June, 2010, Ann:

    Mark - You have done it all, Excellent !!

  • Thursday, 3rd of June, 2010, Penelope:

    Lovely area to visit - masses of footpaths and walks excellent for dog walking. Excellent too, as pubs allow dogs - not known in our part of the world. Great shower in Dons Barn!

  • Sunday, 30th of May, 2010, Liam:

    We have had a fantastic time at Dons Barn. It is a beautiful and tranquil place - highly recommended! Everything was perfect!

  • Friday, 28th of May, 2010, Margaret:

    Dons Barn cosy with good bed and excellent shower and constant hot water. Nice walks from Barn. Enjoyable visits to Lavenham, Orford and Woodbridge, Aldeburgh - Lyndsey Rose Pub good for lunch/dinner.

  • Sunday, 23rd of May, 2010, Eddie:

    Great location to get away, but close enough to anything you need. Very comfortable. A fantastic weekend.

  • Sunday, 16th of May, 2010, Cath and Paul:

    Our fourth stay in one of your cottages and as always it was relaxing, cosy and peaceful. Dons Cottage has everything you need complete with ducks and Maxi the cat! We'll be back again soon.

  • Friday, 7th of May, 2010, Dani and Clare:

    We loved the bread basket with the fruits. The fire place was great. All and all a perfect weekend.

  • Thursday, 22nd of April, 2010, Gauthier and Sophie:

    So lovely did not want to leave! Dons Barn is gorgeous, nice and rustic and Maxi the cat made our weekend! We would definately love to come again.

  • Monday, 19th of April, 2010, Karen and Wayne:

    Wonderful Barn. Totally relaxing weekend, Thank you.

  • Friday, 16th of April, 2010, Claire and David:

    A fantastic break away, the cottage was amazing - very cosy and romantic !! The attention to detail was excellent. We would thoroughly recommend it and can't wait to come back again. Thank you !

  • Sunday, 11th of April, 2010, Jane and Richard:

    We have had a wonderfully relaxing break in this comfortable cottage. You have thought of everything and taken care of it. Thank you.

  • Sunday, 4th of April, 2010, Clare and James:

    Beautiful cosy cottage, with the most romantic feel. Waking up to the view from the superb floor to ceiling windows was a welcome change to the view from our London flat. The cottage is beautifully presented with great attention to detail. We've taken away inspiration for the cottage we'll hopefully buy and restore one day. Thanks for a relaxing stay-just what we needed.

  • Friday, 2nd of April, 2010, Laura and Jim:

    Cute, cosy cottage - perfect for getting away from it all. We hope to be back soon!

  • Monday, 29th of March, 2010, Jane and Robbie:

    We borrowed a dog for the weekend and have ended up walking more miles in 3 days than we have in the past year!

  • Sunday, 21st of March, 2010, Malcolm and Lucy:

    It was lovely!

  • Monday, 15th of March, 2010, Zoe, James and Minnie:

    Loved the holiday from start to finish, this quirky little barn just made it so special. Our dog Minnie has also had the time of her life! Thank you.

  • Monday, 8th of March, 2010, Sandra:

    It has been a great joy to leave the 'hum drum' of life behind and spend the weekend doing just as we please. As we no longer have cats of our own, it was lovely to have Maxi, the resident cat, visit us.

  • Friday, 5th of March, 2010, Susan and Graham:

    A quirky and very comfortable place to stay from which to explore Suffolk.

  • Monday, 1st of March, 2010, Andrew:

    A lovely and relaxing stay - Thank you!

  • Saturday, 27th of February, 2010, Sarah and Martin:

    Had a wonderful time, everything about it was special and a fantastic getaway, don't want to leave!

  • Friday, 19th of February, 2010, Peter and Emma:

    Dons Barn! Amazing! A place where you can really forget about everything and concentrate purely on resting!

  • Thursday, 18th of February, 2010, Karen and malcolm:

    Very cosy and comfortable.

  • Friday, 12th of February, 2010, Rachel and Sandy:

    Dons Barn is the perfect getaway for a short weekend. Very romantic and cosy - perfect for a great valentines weekend!

  • Friday, 12th of February, 2010, Andrea:

    It was our first holiday but we have had such a wonderful time and can't wait to return - Stanley and Tia, the Labradors Woof! Woof!

  • Friday, 5th of February, 2010, Caroline:

    Very relaxing break with some lovely walks despite the weather ! A good place to recharge the batteries.

  • Monday, 1st of February, 2010, Joubert and Lina:

    We have had a wonderful weekend here in sunny Suffolk. Dons barn is a stunning cottage - loved the fireplace. Within 5 minutes of arriving we felt completely relaxed !

  • Sunday, 24th of January, 2010, Chloe-Anne and Samuel:

    A beautiful retreat away from the hustle and bustle just what we were looking for.

  • Monday, 11th of January, 2010, Beth and James:

    Dons Barn is just as advertised, beautiful little hideaway for two - romantic and cosy, what a find ! Lovely location too - we will be telling friends and family about Grove Cottages with lots of praise.

  • Monday, 11th of January, 2010, Adam:

    A delightful 'get away' break - no telephone, no PC, complete relaxation which was sheer heaven. Thank you.

  • Thursday, 7th of January, 2010, Dily:

    Had a wonderful relaxing time at Dons Barn. Warm welcome and the perfect place for a romantic break.

  • Monday, 28th of December, 2009, Holly:

    Second christmas here and first time with the dogs. We thought the walks and local villages were great. The whole area was beautiful covered in snow.

  • Friday, 18th of December, 2009, Wendy:

    Perfect ! Highly recommended.

  • Friday, 18th of December, 2009, Stewart and Charlotte:

    We have had a lovely relaxing time at Dons Barn, the fireplace is amazing and lovely to come back too after a long walk in the country, with our dog Scooby

  • Friday, 11th of December, 2009, Rebecca and Benjamin:

    The most perfect, relaxing week in the countryside imaginable. From the wonderful log fire, to the many antique shops nearby, to Maxi the cat (one of the friendliest cats we've met), Dons Barn was more than we could have hoped for. We hope Max lets us stay here again !

  • Sunday, 6th of December, 2009, Kris:

    Having stayed at Holmwood Cottage in September we expected nothing less and was not disappointed. Dons Barn is cosy, romantic and perfect for 2 people and of course their dog. The quirky doors, and wood surround make it interesting, fun and different, very individual. We will be recommending to others. Thank you for making our weekend everything we had hoped.

  • Monday, 23rd of November, 2009, Hannah and Kieran:

    We had a wonderful relaxing time at Dons Barn. What a beautiful and lovely cottage in such an idilic setting. We enjoyed having a roaring fire each night and trying the local pubs. The Crown in Stoke-by-Nayland did lovely food. We'll definately return once baby is born and I can walk again so we can enjoy all the walks! We loved the cat Maxi too - he was lovely for snuggling on the sofa! Friendliest cat ever and we didn't even have to feed him!

  • Thursday, 19th of November, 2009, Hanna and Simon:

    Lovely Cottage with tasteful decorating ! Spent a lot of time with Max the cat who is wonderful company. Max purrs when we listened to Dragon force !

  • Monday, 16th of November, 2009, Vicky:

    The most relaxing, beautiful stay here at Dons Barn. A lovely cottage and lushful countryside made it a home from home. Thank you everyone (including Maxi and the Ducks !)

  • Friday, 13th of November, 2009, Mitchell:

    Third time staying at Dons Barn. Ideal romantic retreat. Everything maintained to a high standard. We'll be back.

  • Monday, 9th of November, 2009, James and Emma:

    We had a lovely, relaxing weekend - it's so quiet and peaceful here, The lovely fireplace and breakfast basket (which we had for dinner) were especially welcome after a long Friday.

  • Saturday, 31st of October, 2009, Richard:

    A thoroughly endeering cottage, ideal for a lovely long weekend and more.

  • Monday, 26th of October, 2009, Catherine and Oliver:

    We wanted a stress free, quiet and relaxing honeymoon and we got it !

  • Monday, 26th of October, 2009, Paul and Carly:

    Lovely cottage in everyway you could imagine and spoilt for choice on nice walks and gastro pubs in the area.

  • Sunday, 11th of October, 2009, Nicky and Dave:

    The most fantastic weekend break we have ever had. Beautiful countryside. Fantastic local pubs and a cottage you can't wait to get back to !

  • Thursday, 8th of October, 2009, Helen:

    Lovely, relaxing and laid back in lovely surroundings. Almost 'kidnapped' Max.

  • Monday, 5th of October, 2009, Annie and Lawrence:

    We enjoyed ourselves very much. Dons Barn is beautiful as is the surrounding area. Highlights of the cottage itself for me were the enormous sofa, open fire, sunset view from the bed and Max !

  • Friday, 18th of September, 2009, Ben and Deborah:

    The most beautiful romantic retreat. Quiet and peaceful. Tastefully furnished throughout and a romantic warm homely feel. We would like to comment on the sofa, shower and bed - We want them!

  • Friday, 18th of September, 2009, Rose and Fergus:

    I really did not want to leave; the 2nd option was to pull the place down and rebuild it back in London - such a cosy place. Rose and Ferg

  • Sunday, 23rd of August, 2009, Sylvia and William:

    The cottage is wonderful-comfortable and interesting with lots of imaginative details. We have totally enjoyed our visit. An idyllic spot near to 'what's happening', but at the same time far away from it all.

  • Monday, 17th of August, 2009, Louise and Terry:

    Seldom do things live up to the hype or expectation but Dons Barn met and exceeded everyone. It's such a lovely place and we would recommend it to anyone and everyone. We look forward to coming back and relaxing again soon.

  • Friday, 31st of July, 2009, Lisa and Steve:

    Splendid accomodation, great surroundings and helpful advice conspire to create the perfect get away - Thanks

  • Friday, 3rd of July, 2009, Caroline and David:

    Our best holiday ever in the UK!

  • Friday, 3rd of July, 2009, Ann and Keith:

    Bringing Yana to Dons Barn was a stroke of genius. She just adds another dimension to all the pleasures of staying in Suffolk at Grove Cottages.

  • Monday, 22nd of June, 2009, Joan and Douglas:

    The warm welcome was a great start to a relaxing 5 days. We would like to come back for a longer period to explore the wonderful countryside. Thank you.

  • Friday, 12th of June, 2009, Harry:

    Absolutely perfect week away. Exactly what we came away to do, nothing. Loved all the friendly local pubs and walks, and of course Max the cat!

  • Friday, 5th of June, 2009, rachel:

    The perfect relaxation get away! We now want pet ducks! Thank you for a fab, much needed break.

  • Tuesday, 14th of April, 2009, john:

    Just what we needed. Can't wait to come back!

  • Tuesday, 14th of April, 2009, lisa:

    Heaven!

  • Tuesday, 14th of April, 2009, Lindsey and Martin:

    Don's Barn is an absolute gem. Roaring fire, fantastic view, lovely comfy bed, ducks pottering past your lounge, idyllic location. Don't bother looking, you won't find a better cottage in Suffolk!

  • Monday, 23rd of February, 2009, Andy & Elizabeth:

    A wonderful break and the cottage was lovely in every way. The massage therapy on offer was an unexpected bonus and could rival any spa experiences. A truly superb getaway.

  • Friday, 20th of February, 2009, Don & Kate:

    Nice to be woken-up by a cockerel instead of traffic!

  • Monday, 16th of February, 2009, Jeanine & Simon:

    Another fantastic, relaxing weekend at The Grove, Thank You! We look forward to returning soon.

  • Thursday, 12th of February, 2009, Mick & Linda:

    Just what we needed - a natural boost to the system.

  • Monday, 19th of January, 2009, Garry & Sue:

    Just a quick note to say thanks for a lovely weekend stay at Dons Barn. It was so cosy & comfortable. We were desperate for a weekend break. So difficult trying to carry on 7 days a week with business when feeling so awful. This weekend was absolutely what the doctor ordered!! we will definitely be back some time.

  • Sunday, 18th of January, 2009, Garry:

    Extremely Comfortable - Perfect for a chill-out weekend - didn't disappoint us at all - Delightful

  • Monday, 12th of January, 2009, Jo & Simon:

    Tranquil, luxurious, beautiful & cosy. An unforgettably good time. Dons Barn is so lovely; it's a treat in itself.

  • Saturday, 27th of December, 2008, Nick:

    'Perfect Christmas Hideaway'

  • Monday, 22nd of December, 2008, Dave & Lisa:

    Dons Barn is fabulous. Pure escapism with a wonderful fire.

  • Sunday, 14th of December, 2008, Daniel & Katie:

    An absolute treasure!

  • Friday, 5th of December, 2008, Lisa & Previn:

    Absolutely superb; a wonderful, idyllic setting, perfect for relaxing and romantic moments. We aim to stay in all of Marks cottages!!

  • Friday, 5th of December, 2008, Charlotte & Jamie:

    Beautiful cottage; love the log fire! Fantastic when it snowed. Dog loved it all as well; fascinated y the ducks. We also saw deer in the field a few times which was great :)

  • Friday, 28th of November, 2008, Nicky & Jimmy:

    Hello to everyone at Grove cottages, Myself and my Husband stayed in Dons Barn from 22nd November to 28th November for our honeymoon and I just wanted to say a big thank you for such a lovely time. The cottage was so cosy and relaxing just what we need after all the organising of a wedding. We both really enjoyed our time at Dons Barn and Jimmy especially enjoyed feeding the ducks every morning and the visits from the cat. Again thank you for a lovely relaxing holiday and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Also please can you add me onto your mailing list for any offers you have Kind Regards Nicky

  • Saturday, 22nd of November, 2008, Rachel:

    Absolutely beautiful cottage - perfectly cosy for November weather! Great walks and country pubs too. Thanks!!

  • Friday, 21st of November, 2008, Mitchell:

    Excellent, romantic accommodation - absolutely lacked nothing!!

  • Sunday, 16th of November, 2008, Mavis & Gordon:

    Every comfort - very imaginative and super bed!

  • Sunday, 9th of November, 2008, Manuela & Ian:

    A beautiful cottage in a charming part of the country - the perfect celebration of our anniversary! Very Romantic! Thank You!

  • Monday, 3rd of November, 2008, Carl & Tracy:

    Dons Barn is a beautiful, cosy cottage, superbly designed and layed out. Grove Cottages are a perfect place to stay, to relax and unwind.

  • Monday, 20th of October, 2008, John & Debra:

    Beautiful part of the country and a HUGE log fire to cuddle up in front of!!

  • Saturday, 18th of October, 2008, Karen:

    Very relaxing time - fabulous weather made 'chilling it' perfect!

  • Sunday, 5th of October, 2008, Belinda & David:

    Fab as ever; will see you again!

  • Friday, 3rd of October, 2008, Stuart & Sarah:

    Thank you so much to Mark and all the team at Grove Cottages. We came to stay at Dons Barn to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time./ the cottage is so cosy and we loved the visits from all the ducks and maxi the cat!! Everything was perfect, thanks

  • Monday, 29th of September, 2008, Kate & Dave:

    We just wanted to say thank you for the most lovely week in Dons Barn. We had a fantastic time-lazy mornings, long walks and delicious food. Obviously we were lucky with the weather but it wouldn't have mattered if it was bad! The cottage is beautiful, and the guide/map was really helpful. We were sad to leave and will be back!

  • Sunday, 21st of September, 2008, Anna & Alan:

    A great place to relax and re-discover what its all about! Suffolk has so much history and beauty. Would you come again?  Certainly, any time! Thank You

  • Friday, 19th of September, 2008, Carole & Stephen:

    We had a lovely uncluttered, unhurried week and the rain stayed away! Sat in the open air watching the sun set whilst partaking of a bottle of wine! Serenaded by the birds in just one evening of our honeymoon we shall always remember

  • Sunday, 31st of August, 2008, Lindsey:

    Really enjoyed our stay at Dons Barn  bigger than we had anticipated; loved the barn, cosy feel and really made it our home for a few days. Good job!

  • Friday, 29th of August, 2008, Dean & Colette:

    An amazing place to come and relax; the cottage was immaculate with period features, the wildlife abundant, and although you are in the middle of nowhere there are at least 10 quaint villages to explore within 10 miles. You wouldnt know it but Waitrose was 10 minutes away as well!

  • Friday, 15th of August, 2008, Michele & John:

    Perfect location for exploring pubs and parish churches. Sofa fantastic, view superb, decor delightful!!

  • Thursday, 7th of August, 2008, Carol & Michael:

    Had a great 'get away from it all' holiday. Thanks for the sunshine - a lovely touch! - lots of places to eat and we loved the welcome basket.

  • Saturday, 5th of July, 2008, Ann & Derek:

    Sleepy Suffolk where the pace of life slows you down and helps you relax. Grove Cottages has it all; space, peace and quiet, caring landlords and most Suffolk attractions within an hours drive from base.

  • Tuesday, 24th of June, 2008, Alan & Val:

    The Grove is dripping with rustic charm and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Monday, 16th of June, 2008, Dorothy & Horst:

    WE WANT TO MOVE IN!! Don's Barn is 100% perfect along with 'The Team' Thank You

  • Sunday, 15th of June, 2008, Alan & Val:

    The Grove is dripping with rustic charm and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Friday, 6th of June, 2008, Pat & Sandy:

    We had a wonderful time. Dons Barn is perfect and beautifully designed. We loved the large windows and easy access to the outside. The countryside is beautiful and there is so much to see and do that a week was not enough!

  • Wednesday, 4th of June, 2008, Mark & Natalie:

    We stayed at Dons Barn on our honeymoon and it was the perfect place for a honeymoon. The cottage is very cosy and quaint with ducks to feed in the back garden. There are some fantastic country pubs serving lovely food. The cottage had everything we needed and the people very friendly and helpful.

  • Tuesday, 3rd of June, 2008, Sue:

    Idyllic weekend. Perfect barn. Perfect location. Fantastic!

  • Tuesday, 3rd of June, 2008, David:

    An oasis of calm in picture postcard countryside- definitely worth a visit!

  • Monday, 19th of May, 2008, Peter & Jacqui:

    Met all the expectations of a country cottage; log fires, beams, flagstone and wooden floors. Even ducks to feed each morning!

  • Friday, 22nd of February, 2008, Mark:

    It

  • Friday, 18th of January, 2008, Anna:

    Lovely views

  • Monday, 14th of January, 2008, Kelly:

    Fantastic, relaxing week. Great walks and local pubs with friendly people. Will be back.

  • Monday, 14th of January, 2008, Craig:

    The whole trip was brilliant. We are a young couple 29-30 and we do not want to leave at the end of the trip  everything was perfect!

  • Sunday, 13th of January, 2008, Lee & Laura:

    We had an amazing stay at Dons Barn - 10/10 cosy factor, views and walks were excellent.

  • Friday, 21st of December, 2007, Sarah:

    Mark

  • Friday, 26th of October, 2007, Kirsty & Mark:

    Really wonderful. We loved the cottage & the surroundings. Wonderful attention to detail - someone obviously has a really good eye for decor, furnishings & refurbishment. Absolutely lovely. We

  • Friday, 11th of May, 2007, Nicky & Pete:

    Loved it. It

  • Monday, 7th of May, 2007, Ali:

    We average 2 visits per year. Got engaged here. Had my hen night here. And now spent some time here heavily pregnant. See you soon with our Baby !!

  • Sunday, 1st of April, 2007, David:

    A faultlessly wonderful time- again! An oasis of calm in picture postcard countryside

  • Sunday, 4th of February, 2007, Colin & Carol:

    I just wanted to say that we had a fabulous time over the weekend. The directions were great, the welcome was outstanding and we felt part of the Grove Cottages family straight away! The Barn was delightful, and very well equipped. We had a most relaxing, enjoyable time and will definitely be coming back. We walked down to the pub in Edwardstone Friday evening and came back by stunningly bright moonlight. We also did Marks walk to Little Waldingfield on Saturday... what beautiful weather too! We couldn

  • Monday, 15th of January, 2007, Susie:

    Only 2 hours away, and it felt like being a million miles away

  • Sunday, 24th of December, 2006, Shailen & Naheela:

    The perfect pre-Christmas winter escape. Once we

  • Friday, 1st of December, 2006, Max & Melissa:

    Once you

  • Friday, 13th of October, 2006, Andy & Gill:

    It

  • Monday, 19th of June, 2006, Paul & Natalie:

    Simply the most amazing and friendly cottage that we have stayed in. The ducks, wildlife and beautiful countryside make The Grove a dream to stay in. Can

  • Monday, 6th of March, 2006, Tim & Kath:

    Third visit and still trying to find something that isn

  • Friday, 10th of February, 2006, Martin & Sue:

    Fantastic weekend, congratulations to Mark and his team

  • Tuesday, 22nd of November, 2005, Pete & Nicky:

    It

  • Saturday, 23rd of July, 2005, John:

    Ahead of our hectic wedding schedule, an ideal place to relax, catch up and plan! Sights and smells second to none!

  • Monday, 9th of May, 2005, Jane:

    This is the perfect antidote to London life. We can

  • Sunday, 6th of March, 2005, Hugh & Ann:

    With snow every day for 2 weeks, we could not have picked a cosier or more relaxing place to be. Don

  • Wednesday, 5th of January, 2005, Jeremy & Jacqui:

    The nicest place we have every stayed in! Sell it to us!!

  • Monday, 29th of November, 2004, Marna:

    Thank you for making our first anniversary in England a special one. What a great idea to be able to discover the English countryside on bicycles! We especially loved the farm style atmosphere provided.

  • Thursday, 25th of November, 2004, Pete & Nicky:

    Fab, Fab, Fab. Will (reluctantly!) have to recommend to our friends, and no doubt they along with us, will become repeat offenders!! Felt right at home, as soon as we arrived.

  • Friday, 19th of November, 2004, Jim & Donna:

    Another great stay, we will definitely be back

  • Sunday, 7th of November, 2004, Randon:

    Enchanting

  • Sunday, 26th of September, 2004, Sally, Wahab & Flori:

    Very relaxing! An authentic country retreat. Great place to escape from the hustle and bustle and to recharge your batteries.

  • Sunday, 26th of September, 2004, Patricia:

    We particularly enjoyed the quiet, rural setting, the hooting of owls and the visits of Maxi the cat!

  • Sunday, 5th of September, 2004, Tim:

    We think of Grove Cottages as our

  • Friday, 30th of July, 2004, Len:

    I booked Don

  • Sunday, 20th of June, 2004, Tina & Andy:

    Absolutely Fantastic ! I

  • Friday, 9th of April, 2004, Gill & Malcolm:

    Don

  • Friday, 12th of March, 2004, Janis:

    Very lovely place to stay for a few days unwinding reading, painting

  • Friday, 5th of March, 2004, John & Beverley:

    What a fantastic weekend. The Grove was way beyond our expectations. A real treat to find such a dog friendly place. Even the information pack was full of places to eat, that welcome dogs. The Red Rose at Lindsey even provided a bowl of water for our two thirsty hounds! Thanks Mark

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