Little Cote

5 Star rating

Cottage Details

Cottage: Little Cote
Location of the cottage: Old Newton
Number of bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 5
Children / Babies: Yes, 2 babies are accepted
Arrival days (changeover): Sunday, Monday, Friday
Pets: 2 (2 dogs, Dog charges apply )
Mark Scott

A Very Pretty and Historic Cottage

Little Cote offers five lucky guests a high level of quality and space in a real luxurious, countryside cottage... Also, with 3 acres of wildflower meadow to enjoy.

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

Little Cote is a charming 16th century Grade II listed cottage near Stowmarket in rural Suffolk. This cosy countryside cottage has been lovingly restored and provides spacious accommodation for five guests.
 

Cottage Walk Through

  • The beautiful antique furniture and oriental rugs are blended with lovely handcrafted modern furniture, creating a very comfortable and relaxing atmosphere in this romantic holiday cottage. The owners Cherry and Stephen both work in horticulture and are creating a fragrant all year round garden for guests to enjoy. 
     
  • You enter the cosy holiday cottage into a large farmhouse kitchen with its inviting table and light atmosphere framed by the beautiful ancient beams of the building. This is the heart of the house and a great place to sit around the table and open a bottle of wine. Off this dining area is a well appointed modern kitchen, perfect for easily preparing meals.
     
  • To the right there is also a shower room and toilet, and a small utility room with a washing machine. To the left there is a study which has a full sized single bed in it for a fifth guest, and on the other side of the staircase is the large sitting room. It has comfortable armchairs and a sofa collected around the impressive inglenook fireplace, with the cosy long burning stove.
     
  • Upstairs there is a lovely large double bed room, a separate bathroom with a pretty Victorian roll top bath and a large second bedroom which has comfy twin beds. Little Cote offers guests a high level of quality and space in a very pretty and romantic cottage not far from London.
     
  • If you are a larger group of up to nine guests, then both Skylarks and Little Cote, which is adjacent, can be adapted to accommodate you as a group click here for details.

 

The Location

  • Little Cote has an outstanding two acre wildflower meadow next to the cottage that you are welcome to enjoy; a great spot for bird watching, you can even collect eggs from the free range bantams for breakfast. 
     
  • This cosy romantic cottage sits in a quiet lane surrounded by farmland and is a perfect place to relax and unwind; this part of Suffolk has a subtle beauty and the gently undulating countryside and quiet country lanes make it perfect for cycling and walking. 
     
  • The nearest hamlet is Old Newton which is a small agricultural community, with a pub ‘The Shoulder of Mutton’ and a village shop, the ancient market town of Stowmarket is 3 miles away and there is easy access to Cambridge. This is one of our romantic holiday cottages near London, easily being accessed by train and road. 
     
  • To find out more about the attractions of the local area, including the lovely Pubs & Restaurants, please click on this link: 'Little Cote'. 

 

Standard Inclusive Features

All prices include VAT and everything written below:

Kitchen: 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, toilet brush, toilet roll.

Bedroom: Cotton bed linen, wardrobe with coat hangers / chest of drawers,  hairdryer.

Utility Area: iron, ironing board,

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 maintenance  

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.

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

Treats

These lovely bikes are provided for you free of charge to explore the local lanes, please check with the owner your requirements.

Lovely bikes are provided free of charge

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

Eggs from our own Bantams and Chickens

Mmmm... Lovely

A beautiful private wildflower meadow is attached to this cottage for you to enjoy.

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The Suffolk Guide

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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While you are staying with us why not have a special treat and go Sailing for the day.  

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Public Transport

London Liverpool Street station - Stowmarket station = 1 hr 16 mins

Taxis - opposite station Stowmarket Cab Co 01449 677777  - 10 mins to cottage

What the Guests Say

  • Monday, 24th of July, 2017, Andrew:

    A perfect venue and location for a family reunion. We felt welcome and rested from start to finish. Bliss! Cannot fault the cottage and welcome arrangement. The owners were particularly friendly and helpful.

  • Sunday, 28th of May, 2017, Charlotte:

    Perfect set up for 2 families of 4. Beautiful accommodation but the USP has to be the freedom it afforded our children. They loved playing in the meadow - heavenly! We will definitely be back.

  • Monday, 22nd of May, 2017, Sue:

    Little Cote is full of character, beautifully clean and comfortable. Sitting in the well kept garden and strolling around the wildflower meadow, was a lovely way to relax at the end of the day.

  • Thursday, 4th of May, 2017, Janet & David:

    The welcome basket was the best we've ever had! Brilliant that we could bring our two retrievers! Had a great time - love Suffolk!

  • Friday, 28th of April, 2017, Claire:

    We had a wonderful relaxing stay. The grounds and the cottage itself were magical. All the local walks and recommendations were very much appreciated.

  • Sunday, 12th of March, 2017, Jenny:

    We were blown away by the quality of everything from the welcome pack, accommodation and hosting by Steve. Fantastic location for visiting the area although we had to force ourselves to go out, as the cottage is so cosy. We were completely bowled over with the charm and cosiness; here for the weekend nothing more we could have wished for.

  • Sunday, 5th of March, 2017, Rosalind:

    Have often used Grove Cottages; always beautiful, always reliable, good to know what to expect.

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

    We visit Suffolk annually and always feel at home wherever we stay but particularly so with Little Cote. Storm Doris kept us anchored closer to home this time around and the cottage was just perfect for hunkering down, snug by the fire. It's been beautifully thought out for guests and Steve & Cherry were extremely obliging. We are already discussing coming back to Little Cote again. We've stayed in numerous Suffolk cottages and they have all been wonderful but for us Little Cote pips them to the post!! We love the additional space, the layout, the modern touches mingling with the age of the cottage. We plan to return.

  • Monday, 30th of January, 2017, Louise:

    Absolutely lovely cottage, would have loved to come for longer! So peaceful yet close enough to reach A14 and to explore. Everything was great thank you.

  • Sunday, 8th of January, 2017, Alison & Tom:

    We have had a really lovely stay at Little Cote and particularly enjoyed how peaceful and cosy it was. The location was also ideal for us to explore the Suffolk countryside.

  • Monday, 26th of December, 2016, Christine:

    A wonderfully relaxing stay - peaceful, beautiful walks. Fabulous welcome basket, thank you.

  • Monday, 19th of December, 2016, Pat:

    A wonderful cottage for a relaxing break.

  • Monday, 12th of December, 2016, Holly & Matt:

    Another wonderfully relaxing weekend away with Grove Cottages! Peace, quiet and a log burner - just what we needed! Thanks again.

  • Sunday, 13th of November, 2016, Pat & Les:

    Best cottage we have every stayed in. Very warm and cosy with a lovely log fire. Plenty of room to accommodate five people and two bathrooms too! Wonderful welcome pack of food, we were very reluctant to leave and would love to return again.

  • Sunday, 6th of November, 2016, Laura:

    Lovely, homely cottage to really feel away from it all.

  • Sunday, 30th of October, 2016, Jim & Alison:

    Returned after a couple of years....Steve & Cherry again welcomed us and made us feel at home. A lovely cottage, in a beautiful setting - an ideal relaxing venue.

  • Friday, 14th of October, 2016, Karen:

    A very relaxing break, cottage very warm and cosy. A great getaway from city life.

  • Monday, 10th of October, 2016, Andy & Beth:

    We've loved being back at the cottage and the beautiful walks you have on your doorstep. Hope we'll be back again soon - we might try Skylarks next time.

  • Friday, 23rd of September, 2016, Rosie & Gavin:

    A gorgeous cottage in a most idyllic location. The house is beautiful and fantastically well equipped. Our two year old adored exploring the lovely gardens and meadow and collecting the eggs from the hens was a daily highlight. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home with us.

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

    A gorgeous cottage we loved our stay!

  • Friday, 2nd of September, 2016, Catharine:

    We have had a beautiful stay in Little Cote. Very calming, luxurious and lots to do in the areas surrounding - but also great to just chill in the lovely cottage and gardens.

  • Friday, 2nd of September, 2016, Mike & Claire:

    Such a wonderfully peaceful location with a beautiful meadow for us and the dog to run around in!

  • Monday, 29th of August, 2016, Sarah:

    The cottage is beautiful, a great place to unwind for a couple of days. The kitchen was very well equipped which meant cooking each night was not a chore. The highlight was fulfilling a long held ambition of mine - collecting eggs!

  • Thursday, 25th of August, 2016, Anne & Jeremy:

    Design and detailing a complete delight from furnishings to finishings, towels to DVDs. Our tastes are one!

  • Friday, 19th of August, 2016, James:

    It was just lovely to be in the quiet Suffolk countryside - we had a few but gloriously quiet days - thank you. All excellent and better, if it was possible, than some years ago!

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

    Lovely cottage - very comfy beds.

  • Friday, 5th of August, 2016, Steve:

    A wonderful place to stay, exactly as advertised. I will definitely use Grove Cottages again. A really outstanding place to stay. A warm welcome with everything provided as expected and some additional touches that were most welcome. The cottage was beautifully clean and well kept and the setting was perfect.

  • Saturday, 23rd of July, 2016, David:

    Perfect!

  • Friday, 27th of May, 2016, Phillip & Rebekah:

    We loved our stay at Little Cote. The perfect way to spend our first wedding anniversary. We spent most of the time in the cottage and gardens as they were all so lovely and peaceful. We loved the warm welcome and extra little touches; the welcome basket, the flowers and the extensive book, music and film collection. We loved how secluded and private it felt too. Thanks so much!

  • Sunday, 8th of May, 2016, Lawrence & Donna:

    The cottage was perfect for us. I'm known to be quite demanding in terms of cleanliness and quality, I can say I was not disappointed. Everything was to a high standard and we all felt very comfortable. Wish we cold have stayed longer.

  • Monday, 25th of April, 2016, Clare:

    Wonderful stay - spectacular cottage and wonderful hosts. Truly exceptional welcome pack!

  • Monday, 11th of April, 2016, Peter & Cathy:

    Perfect peaceful location for a good rest - the only sound we ever heard was birdsong! Such a lovely stay.

  • Sunday, 10th of April, 2016, Jake & Lauren:

    We had such an amazing time we don't want to leave but sadly we have to. Peaceful and beautiful, we will be back.

  • Monday, 4th of April, 2016, Laura & Michael:

    The most perfect little cottage to unwind and relax. Beautiful surroundings, lovely walks. Immaculately clean! Although Little Cote is attached to Skylarks it is still totally private, quiet and peaceful. Highly recommended and would love to come back! Don't change a thing it's just perfect!

  • Friday, 1st of April, 2016, Dave:

    We had a wonderful time at this lovely and beautifully furnished cottage!

  • Friday, 19th of February, 2016, Deborah:

    Very relaxing stay in a beautiful cosy cottage. Lots of space for the children to run around and explore. All fantastic - pretty much perfect in every way. Down to the selection of books and DVDs! Thank you Steve & Cherry for the lovely welcome and providing a perfect place for respite.

  • Thursday, 4th of February, 2016, Bryan:

    Absolutely loved our stay at Little Cote. Cosy, quiet and relaxing, just what we needed. We hope to return again very, very soon. We can't fault the place at all, perfect. Thank you!

  • Thursday, 21st of January, 2016, Jon & Anna:

    WE have had a a lovely relaxing time at Little Cote. The cottage is beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and full of character. Days and evenings in front of the log burner were a real treat!

  • Sunday, 20th of December, 2015, Wendy:

    Little Cote is a a lovely cottage situated in the Suffolk countryside. The decor was superb and the cottage very clean. We brought along our dog, so a pet friendly place is an added bonus.

  • Monday, 14th of December, 2015, Danae:

    Perfect in every way. Even better than we anticipated. Cottage has generous proportions, enabling us to spread out a bit. Spotlessly clean; more characterful than we expected; hosts are lovely!

  • Monday, 16th of November, 2015, Erin & Oliver:

    Lovely cottage with a cosy feel. We loved the log fire and the way the cottage was decorated. The local recommendations made our stay even more special.

  • Friday, 6th of November, 2015, Rebecca:

    Little Cote is exquisite. Had the most perfect quality time and our hosts were wonderful - we'll be back. Thank you.

  • Thursday, 29th of October, 2015, Alison:

    Warm, welcoming and very well equipped. Delightful. We only had a short stay but would definitely come again.

  • Sunday, 18th of October, 2015, Sina:

    Beautifully renovated cottage with lots of character, decorated in very good taste with lots of attention to detail. Everything is in excellent condition and clearly lots of thought has gone into providing little things to make the stay more comfortable. The cottage is cosy yet spacious and there is a lovely outside area - garden and meadow - perfect for kids to explore. Many thanks!

  • Friday, 16th of October, 2015, Andrea:

    Cottage was so comfy, did not want to leave. Warm welcome, warm fire and lovely comfy bed. The welcome basket is such a generous touch. This cottage is very homely but has all the mod cons needed.

  • Friday, 9th of October, 2015, Mark & Kerrie:

    Perfect cottage, so relaxing and beautiful location. We had a great time. Amazing cottage....amazing time :-) Thank you.

  • Thursday, 8th of October, 2015, Colin & Lynne:

    Great cottage and meadow - the owners Cherry & Steve are great

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

    We had a wonderful stay, we have walked, drunk, eaten, relaxed, laughed and curled up by the fire. What more could four best friends ask for in a weekend. We’ll be back, thank you!

  • Sunday, 20th of September, 2015, Lynne:

    Enjoyable family weekend in a cosy cottage. Well equipped kitchen and spacious accommodation.

  • Tuesday, 15th of September, 2015, Teresa:

    A very lovely cottage, it was cosy, comfy and welcoming. Our stay went far too soon. Will come back again.

  • Monday, 14th of September, 2015, Gordon:

    Superb, well equipped, cottage with large garden ideal for a weekend break or a longer stay.

  • Friday, 11th of September, 2015, Steve:

    Had a fantastic stay at Little Cote. Cherry and Steve made us feel very welcome. Cottage out of this world, fantastic location.

  • Monday, 31st of August, 2015, Susan & Doreen:

    Idyllic country cottage hideaway - every need anticipated and catered for. A little gem!

  • Sunday, 23rd of August, 2015, Helen:

    Idyllic surroundings, a warm welcome and very comfortable accommodation. Really impressed by the amount of space in the cottage, and the quality/standard.

  • Thursday, 20th of August, 2015, Keith:

    Please can we have this cottage, our grandson has fallen in love with it!!

  • Monday, 10th of August, 2015, Andrew:

    Rarely, if ever, has a cottage 'ticked' every box for us. Little Cote managed this with ease. Every expectation had been catered for. Add that to it's perfect position and surroundings and for a short time it became a second home!

  • Friday, 24th of July, 2015, Nicola:

    Great location for cycling...lovely quiet peaceful lanes to cycle down.Delightful cottage in a wonderfully peaceful location.

  • Monday, 20th of July, 2015, Sara:

    A great rural retreat in easy reach of London. Very comfortable and surroundings beautiful.

  • Monday, 6th of July, 2015, Amanda:

    The perfect antidote for hectic lives. Cherry and Steve are very welcoming and we immediately felt at ease. Thoughtful touches throughout the cottage e.g. biscuits for our dog, good books, board games, flowers and a radio, were very much appreciated. Little Cote is beautifully restored, deliciously cosy and wonderfully tranquil. The gorgeous garden and meadow were ideal for relaxation. Thank you so much for a very pleasurable break.

  • Sunday, 5th of July, 2015, Deborah:

    Beautiful house, thoughtfully decorated, stunning gardens.

  • Sunday, 28th of June, 2015, Georgina & David:

    Very enjoyable week - comfortable, peaceful, catering for all your needs in a home from home cottage. Nothing disappointed - a wonderful place to stay.

  • Friday, 19th of June, 2015, Jim:

    Little Cote is a lovely cottage and is tastefully and comfortably set up. We would definitely come again. The welcome pack was the best ever!

  • Saturday, 6th of June, 2015, Sarah:

    Perfect family getaway. Lots of space, fantastic garden and lovely cottage. Dining area was great, also used to play games. A very peaceful area with lots of nature to soak up. Saw a hare a few times and the surrounding meadows are beautiful. Lots of random seating and lovely grass spots to sit in.

  • Sunday, 31st of May, 2015, Jonathan & Amanda:

    Little Cote s a beautiful retreat - a place where you feel you can reconnect with nature. A lusciously planned garden enhanced by the magical wild flower meadow, bird song, peace and privacy. The cottage itself is a perfect balance of charm and luxury.

  • Friday, 29th of May, 2015, Joy:

    A very special retreat in every way.The best of the best!

  • Sunday, 17th of May, 2015, Andy & Beth:

    The cottage is beautiful, even better than the pictures! Lovely location, plenty to see and do and so many walks right on the doorstep. Really was a wonderful little holiday.

  • Sunday, 10th of May, 2015, Rob:

    Lovely cottage, relaxing weekend.

  • Tuesday, 5th of May, 2015, Stefan & Saskia:

    It's a lovely cottage, felt really "at home" here. Also, plenty to explore in the area.

  • Friday, 17th of April, 2015, Ali:

    Fully lived up to expectations in every way. Idyllic, peaceful and a perfect rural setting.

  • Sunday, 12th of April, 2015, Lydia & David:

    A very special place indeed. Lovely in spring as it would be in all seasons. You feel at one with nature, down at the mill, with everything you might need at hand.

  • Sunday, 5th of April, 2015, Paul & Emma:

    A wonderful 'minimoon' at LIttle Cote. Beautiful cottage, almost faultless. Beautiful furniture and decor and a fantastic base for exploring Suffolk. A very warm welcome from the owners too.

  • Monday, 2nd of March, 2015, Sarah:

    Amazing! Worth 10 stars, quiet, peaceful and fully furnished home from home with a lovely cosy fire. Was met with a lovely warm welcome from Cherry & Steve. Hope to be back soon.

  • Monday, 16th of February, 2015, Jane:

    Very impressed with the standard of Grove Cottages.

  • Sunday, 15th of February, 2015, Hayden:

    Lovely relaxing break. Just what we all needed. Lovely well thought out cottage with much attention to small details.

  • Sunday, 1st of February, 2015, Anders & Philippa:

    Beautiful, wonderfully decorated cottage in a lovely, semi-rural location. One of the most fully equipped holiday cottages we have ever rented too....and lots of games and DVD's to keep you occupied on cold winter days.

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

    Immaculate, beautifully presented cottage. Cosy, a real gem of a place. We had the most relaxing and enjoyable stay. The woodburner is a joy, we had a great time. A lot of love has gone into this cottage - well done.

  • Monday, 12th of January, 2015, Jonathan:

    The cottage and welcome were both perfect, and we could not fault a thing. Thank you very much.

  • Friday, 9th of January, 2015, Andrew :

    We've thoroughly enjoyed a very restful week in this snug cottage - so well equipped, truly a home from home.

  • Sunday, 14th of December, 2014, Amy:

    A fantastic stay for the whole family.

  • Monday, 8th of December, 2014, Annabel & Hugh:

    This is a truly lovely cottage, in a very peaceful spot. We would definitely come back.

  • Monday, 1st of December, 2014, Sharon :

    Amazing, characterful, wonderful furnishings and the warmest welcome you could ask for. Steve even lit the fire!! Home from home in Little Cote.

  • Monday, 27th of October, 2014, Susan:

    A truly luxurious stay with excellent hosts - thank you so much. Little Cote is beautiful and we're thinking of any excuse to come back! The quality of everything here was exceptional - every detail thought of.

  • Saturday, 25th of October, 2014, Mette:

    A lovely cottage; the layout worked very well for us, and was just the right size. The garden/orchard was very safe for the children.

  • Monday, 20th of October, 2014, Chris & Mel:

    A super place to stay. Steve and Cherry are really helpful and the picked flowers, from the garden and the welcome basket, are a really super touch. Good dog walks - I even read a book whilst here! Very relaxed, many thanks indeed.

  • Monday, 13th of October, 2014, Janet:

    A great holiday location - the cottage is beautifully furnished, but is not intimidating sot hat you can really relax. An interesting outlook from every window and everything carefully thought out, to ensure comfort and tranquility.

  • Friday, 26th of September, 2014, Lena:

    Simply stunning, homely yet special cottage. The artwork, rugs, carpets etc. complimented the place well.

  • Thursday, 25th of September, 2014, Pam:

    The lovely cottage was in a gorgeous location and very well equipped. It is comfortable and everything is put together with such thought to detail. Quiet location, lovely log fire, also dishes and cutlery are a very high standard. Everything you want for a complete break away from the usual hustle.

  • Friday, 19th of September, 2014, Norman:

    This has been one of the best weeks. First time using a holiday cottage and will do it again.

  • Friday, 12th of September, 2014, Simon & Eva:

    A beautiful warm and cosy cottage, lovingly restored. Stephen and Cherry are very friendly and thoughtful. Lovely touch with the welcome basket and treats for dogs! Our dogs Hamish and Nelly really enjoyed the stunning meadow. Thank you!

  • Friday, 5th of September, 2014, Rosalyn:

    A fantastic cottage, with a homely feel in a quiet location. Perfect for a getaway to relax and enjoy family time. The garden is perfect for little ones to explore. A home to home feel, we will be back.

  • Thursday, 4th of September, 2014, Luke:

    A wonderful cottage, a home away from home. Fantastic surroundings and lovely decor. The children loved the local walks and the various fruit trees, rabbits and local tractor! Cosy and homely - great place to stay and will come back next year.

  • Sunday, 31st of August, 2014, Graham:

    Little Cote is a wonderful cottage and both Cherry & Steve make you feel very welcome. The cottage is a delight to stay in.Very cosy - we arrived in driving rain to find the fire alight, it was warm and welcoming. Everything has been very carefully chosen to make staying there very enjoyable and we would most certainly return and recommend Grove Cottages to friends and family.

  • Sunday, 17th of August, 2014, Katrina:

    We had a lovely relaxing and enjoyable stay in this first rate property. It looked good on the website, but was even better when we got here - very tastefully decorated.

  • Friday, 15th of August, 2014, Corrie:

    We had an amazing and relaxing time at Little Cote. Cherry and Steve made us feel very welcome and were perfect hosts!

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

    A superb house, with great attention to detail.

  • Monday, 28th of July, 2014, Angela:

    An outstanding cottage in a beautifully peaceful, rural location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We stay in many self catering properties and can confirm that this cottage is on par with the best. There has clearly been a great deal of care and thought put in to making it a cosy and comfortable home from home. We really appreciated little touches like fresh flowers, cooking oil, coals in the BBQ, washing line and pegs.....so many details!

  • Sunday, 13th of July, 2014, Kate:

    We had a very relaxing time at Little Cote and really appreciated the beautiful garden, flowers throughout the house, welcome basket and general calm and comfort of the place. Thank you.

  • Friday, 11th of July, 2014, Diane:

    Beautiful cottage - exceeded our expectations which is very rare. Our dog loved the garden and so did we. Thank you.

  • Friday, 11th of July, 2014, Guy:

    Beautiful cottage, lovely area to visit.

  • Friday, 4th of July, 2014, Karen & Michael:

    We have had a fabulous stay here at Little Cote. The cottage is lovely, so full of character and utterly charming. The pretty cottage garden is huge and we have enjoyed the use of the wild flower meadow every day, as have our dogs! A perfect retreat!

  • Sunday, 29th of June, 2014, Yvone:

    Beautiful cottage, in idyllic surroundings. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Very well equipped and lovely attention to detail in the house such as flowers and books.

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

    We had a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday – the cottage is excellent and well equipped. The weather helped but we’re sure that if it hadn’t have been we would still have enjoyed our stay.

  • Friday, 13th of June, 2014, Lewis:

    Charming, comfortable and beautifully presented cottage and garden, in a lovely location

  • Monday, 2nd of June, 2014, Steve & Amber:

    Lovely weekend away - beautiful home and ideal base for days out. Toddler and dog worn out! Thank you.

  • Monday, 5th of May, 2014, Vivien & Nicola:

    We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cosy cottage, wonderful log burner for the evenings. We so enjoyed our afternoon at the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary. Fascinating to see the birds in flight.

  • Sunday, 4th of May, 2014, Laura & Nathaniel:

    A wonderful place to relax and unwind. Great for dogs too! Cosy, welcoming but with enough space for families to spread out.

  • Sunday, 20th of April, 2014, Maggie:

    Excellent cottage, lovely quiet location. Very high standard of fixtures and fittings. Very friendly welcome from owners. Would definitely return.

  • Friday, 10th of January, 2014, Matt & Rachel:

    A wonderful experience. We have had such a lovely stay. Thank you.

  • Sunday, 29th of December, 2013, Christine:

    We have really enjoyed our stay – despite the weather we have been on some long walks and visited Lavenham, Long Melford, Rattlesden and other places. It is a lovely cottage and we will certainly come again.

  • Sunday, 15th of December, 2013, Jacquin:

    Little Cote is a gem in a secret location. Luxury and comfort combined with excellent taste. Thank you to the clever owners.

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

    From the moment we entered the cottage it felt so welcoming warm and cosy. Fabulous welcome from the owners, glorious fire already toasting. We have stayed in many beautiful cottage but this has to be one of the best. We will return!! Thank you.

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

    This is a gorgeous and very restful house! We loved it.

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

    This is a gorgeous and very restful house! We loved it.

  • Sunday, 17th of November, 2013, Lynda:

    The pictures on the website do not do The Little Cote cottage justice. Very lovely, cosy, comfortable – dog friendly. An excellent stay!

  • Monday, 4th of November, 2013, Jane & Kevin:

    From the welcome to the cottage everything was wonderful. You have thought of everything. Very cosy, clean and very high standards. We have had a lovely relaxing 3 days. Would recommend for friends to come, and return – thank you so much! Oh and what a lovely dressing table area.

  • Sunday, 6th of October, 2013, Lisa:

    We arrived in the dark so were not able to see the true beauty of the location until we woke up in the morning. What a wonderful surprise! The views are fantastic and the central location is ideal for going out and about in the country.

  • Sunday, 6th of October, 2013, Colin & Carol:

    Lovely cottage, set in an idyllic location. Close to A14 gaining access to all parts of Suffolk and Essex.

  • Monday, 30th of September, 2013, Tim:

    The very best, most comfortable and well equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed at.

  • Monday, 23rd of September, 2013, Peter:

    Excellent! The hallmark of Grove Cottage’s properties is the high standard and their holiday lets and the lovely locations.

  • Friday, 13th of September, 2013, James:

    Beautiful cottage and garden. Painted in such relaxing colours.

  • Friday, 23rd of August, 2013, Mandy:

    Beautiful cosy cottage furnished to a very high standard. Huge garden for children and dogs to enjoy. Fantastic location off the beaten track.

  • Thursday, 22nd of August, 2013, Justine:

    We had a wonderful stay at Little Cote. The cottage is very welcoming as are the owners.

  • Friday, 2nd of August, 2013, Robyn :

    Fantastic cottage, fantastic location, fantastic time!

  • Tuesday, 23rd of July, 2013, Royston & Pauline:

    Delightful cottage, very well appointed. Perfect location for peace and quiet. Ideal for dog owners with adjacent 'butterfly' meadow and lovely walks near the cottage.

  • Monday, 22nd of July, 2013, Richard:

    Outstanding luxury cottage. Steve & Cherry have created a perfect location for a family holiday. Our daughter (and our dog) loved the freedom. We loved the décor and the attention to detail! Probably the best holiday we have had in the UK. Highly recommended and we will definitely be back!

  • Wednesday, 17th of July, 2013, Mark:

    Beautiful, clean & welcoming cottage. Private, peaceful and close to fantastic local areas for days out.

  • Sunday, 14th of July, 2013, Patrick & Claire:

    A beautiful cottage set in lovely grounds. Perfect for a family get-away – the children loved running round the ‘maze’

  • Monday, 8th of July, 2013, David:

    A little treasure in the Suffolk countryside. Welcoming, friendly, and convenient for exploring the surrounding area. Will definitely return.

  • Sunday, 7th of July, 2013, Pete & Margaret:

    A wonderful birthday weekend at Little Cote. The cottage is beautiful as are the gardens and meadow. So peaceful and relaxing. Sherry our corgi, has fallen in love with the garden.

  • Sunday, 7th of July, 2013, Pete & Margaret & Sherry (the Corgi):

    "Dear Steve & Cherry, thank you so much for letting us stay at your beautiful cottage. We had a lovely weekend and particularly enjoyed the beautiful gardens and meadow. Thank you for the welcome pack, the eggs were lovely".

  • Friday, 5th of July, 2013, Sue:

    A truly lovely cottage with such attention given for detail, it's a must to experience

  • Friday, 5th of July, 2013, Sue & Mick & Glad & Monty & Buddy (the dogs – thank you for our biscuits):

    "Such a lovely cottage and the added attention given to detail makes it such a pleasure to experience. Our stay was very, very enjoyable and without doubt we hope to return. Thank you for making us feel at home from day one"

  • Friday, 28th of June, 2013, Richard & Wendy & Braydon & Cobi and Amy:

    "What a lovely cottage; we didn't want to leave!! We all had a great time here and would recommend it to anyone".

  • Friday, 28th of June, 2013, Richard:

    A beautiful cottage and we did not want to leave... Would recommend it to anyone.

  • Monday, 24th of June, 2013, Jim & Alison :

    "We had a most relaxing time in this very comfortable cottage; you feel at home immediately. The facilities and location (so peaceful and tranquil) will ensure a return visit. Many thanks".

  • Sunday, 16th of June, 2013, Harvey:

    "Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage with us. All the facilities have been excellent and the attention to detail in all things have made our stay exceptionally comfortable and enjoyable. We especially loved seeing the Hares in the garden in the morning, the surroundings and the super music and books. Thanks so much to Cherry and Steve for their lovely welcome"

  • Sunday, 16th of June, 2013, Harvey :

    Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage with us. All the facilities have been excellent and the attention to detail in all things has made our stay exceptionally comfortable and enjoyable. We especially loved seeing the hares in the garden in the morning, the surroundings and the super music and books. Thank so much to Cherry and Steve for their lovely welcome.

  • Sunday, 16th of June, 2013, Jane:

    This cottage is stunningly presented, it really is without fault.

  • Friday, 14th of June, 2013, Rob & Linda:

    "Lovely cottage, cosy and homely. We recommend Melford Hall and Ickworth for lovely days out. Very indulgent scones with jam and clotted cream at Wyken Hall and we had the lovely gardens almost to ourselves. Helmingham Hall gardens are also worth a visit. Ate at The Coach House for a somewhat expensive treat but worth every penny- Honor welcomes you into her home as a guest"

  • Friday, 14th of June, 2013, Mitchell:

    Lovely cottage, cosy and homely. We recommend Melford Hall and Ickworth House for lovely days out. Very indulgent scones with jam and clotted cream at Wyken Hall and we had the lovely gardens almost to ourselves. Helmingham Hall gardens are also worth a visit. Ate at The Coach House for a somewhat expensive treat but worth every penny – Honor welcomes you into her home as a guest.

  • Tuesday, 4th of June, 2013, Karen & Mike:

    "We had a lovely four days here in a very relaxing and comfortable cottage. Everything you could wish for; good local food cooked and eaten here, enjoyed every minute of being in a lovely cottage, even sat outside and had dinner. All in all, one of the best cottages we have stayed in and we will be coming back here again and again. Thank you Cherry & Steve, see you next time"

  • Tuesday, 4th of June, 2013, Karen:

    Yet another enjoyable stay. We have been registered with The Grove Cottages website for 10 years.

  • Tuesday, 4th of June, 2013, Denny:

    We had a lovely four days here in a very relaxing and comfortable cottage. Everything you could wish for; good local food cooked and eaten here, enjoyed every minute of being in a lovely cottage, even sat outside and had dinner. All in all, one of the best cottages we have stayed in and we will be coming back here again and again. Thank you Cherry & Steve, see you next time.

  • Friday, 31st of May, 2013, Frannie & James, & Julia and Isla Dowson – Matt and Summer Frost :

    "An idyllic combination of comfort and relaxation, paired with beautiful walks and Monopoly close to a roaring fire. Wyken Hall is a gem and a temptingly expensive one at that! All in all this is a slice of heaven and an antidote to reality. Thank you for providing such a beautiful house and all the thoughtful finishing touches including cup cake trays!"

  • Friday, 31st of May, 2013, James:

    A really cosy friendly cottage with everything we could need. The extra bed downstairs was a life saver and made all the difference. The owners told us about Wyken Farm & Vineyard – what a great place with an exceptional restaurant. Thank you for telling us about this.

  • Friday, 31st of May, 2013, Dowson:

    An idyllic combination of comfort and relaxation, paired with beautiful walks and Monopoly close to a roaring fire. Wyken Hall is a gem and a temptingly expensive one at that! All in all this is a slice of heaven and an antidote to reality. Thank you for providing such a beautiful house and all the thoughtful finishing touches including cup cake trays!

  • Sunday, 19th of May, 2013, Linda:

    We had a wonderful time – what a lovely cottage!

  • Saturday, 18th of May, 2013, Darren:

    What a find! We have travelled extensively and always stay in houses or apartments and I have to say that Little Cote is the best that we have stayed in. The facilities are great: the decor is like something from an interiors magazine. The beds were comfortable and the lounge with wood burner was very cosy. We had great weather and spent hours in the wildflower meadow attached to the cottage. My gran who is 97 has asked if we can come again (how can we refuse) so we plan to stay again next July and we will hopefully bring along our Dalmatians.

  • Monday, 13th of May, 2013, Adam:

    It’s been lovely

  • Monday, 6th of May, 2013, Kate :

    Fantastic cottage.

  • Friday, 26th of April, 2013, Clare:

    A stunning cottage, beautifully kept and a well thought out lay-out of facilities. We truly did not want to leave!

  • Sunday, 21st of April, 2013, Alison:

    We had a wonderful time staying in Little Cote during the weekend. The cottage is beautiful and the open fire was a lovely treat. The beds were so comfortable and everything we needed was there. We will certainly be returning and I would recommend to anyone – probably the nicest cottage I have stayed in. Thank you.

  • Sunday, 7th of April, 2013, David:

    Ideal location for peace and tranquillity. Beautiful cottage – tastefully furnished. Lovely weekend, even had sunshine!

  • Sunday, 7th of April, 2013, Donna:

    Lovely cottage- very well equipped – many thoughtful details – beautifully decorated + very comfortable + relaxing! Loved it!

  • Monday, 1st of April, 2013, Debbie & Bliss:

    This is our third time at Grove Cottages and have always had a wonderful time. Little Cote is our favourite cottage so far.

  • Friday, 22nd of March, 2013, Stephen:

    The cottage and the holiday exceeded our expectations – muddy walks in wild weather, pretty villages, lazing by the fire – have tried and failed to read all your books and listen to your music – oh dear, we will have to come again.

  • Friday, 15th of March, 2013, Nigel & Alison:

    Not even the bitter cold March wind and snow, could detract from our stay in this very comfortable, tasteful and classic Suffolk Cottage. Definitely as good as it looks and is described on the Grove Cottage website – though maybe the reality is better.

  • Sunday, 3rd of March, 2013, Linda:

    Your cottage is lovely. We had a nice short getaway from London. Thank you for allowing short stay + dogs! Great to experience more of the UK countryside (Canada originally)

  • Monday, 11th of February, 2013, Nicola:

    Super stylish and very cosy cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed it and all said it has probably the best cottage we’ve stayed in for long time.

  • Friday, 18th of January, 2013, Peter & Kate:

    We arrived ahead of severe snow falls which would have kept us in the Chilterns. Thanks to the kindness of Cherry and Steve. Beautiful cosy cottage. Amazing exposed beams. Perfect in every way possible. We will return here many times, hopefully!

  • Monday, 7th of January, 2013, Andrew, Kirsty & Lucy:

    We have loved our stay here. It is a warm, cosy cottage and so peaceful. Thank You.

  • Monday, 7th of January, 2013, Kristyn & Lucy:

    This cottage is a place to come and enjoy remembering what family is all about – it is cosy and peaceful – we have loved our stay and will be definitely be booking again

  • Friday, 4th of January, 2013, Carly:

    A beautiful cottage with such a homely feel to it. We had a great New Year here and wouldn't hesitate to come back.

  • Friday, 28th of December, 2012, Jen & Philip:

    A fabulous, relaxed Christmas in a lovely cottage

  • Wednesday, 30th of November, -0001, Dawn:

    Clean, cosy, comfortable - great weekend enjoyed by all.

  • Wednesday, 30th of November, -0001, 2016/05/29:

    Great cottage with the best selection of books and music we've encountered in a rental property!

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