Orchard Cottage

5 Star rating

Cottage Details

Cottage: Orchard Cottage
Location of the cottage: Grove Farm
Number of bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 5
Children / Babies: Yes, we are fine with children - but it is not ideal for noisy ones
Arrival days (changeover): Sunday, Monday, Friday
Pets: 2 (Up to 2 large dogs, Dog charges apply )

Orchard Cottage Awards

enjoy england 4 star
Mark Scott

Kick off your shoes, stare into the fire and relax in rural bliss

Great laid back style and a very relaxed atmosphere is what this cottage has to offer. Orchard Cottage has an eccentric character with quirky features. There are peaceful views over the Orchard and onto the countryside beyond.

Situated in wonderful unspoilt Suffolk countryside, just a 15 minute walk across the field to a great pub with its own brewery.

Mark Scott

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  • 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

Kick off your shoes, stare into the fire and relax in rural bliss... Great laid back style and a very relaxed atmosphere is what this gorgeous self-catering cottage has to offer. Enjoy the beautiful worn Suffolk White brick floor, the old kilims, rugs and quirky antiques and art that Mark has collected over the years. `
 

The Cottage

  • Relax into the big comfy sofas and you will realise that actually you don't want to go out, just being here sitting right now in this chair is exactly what you want: Relaxation has arrived! 
     
  • This is a comfy cottage full of eclectic character and quirky features, downstairs it has a stunning inglenook fireplace with a massive open log fire ready to go in it - above which hangs the old poacher's gun we found hidden away in the barn - a big farmhouse table for friends to gather round and sofas and chairs to relax into.
     
  • The well equipped kitchen has a tall Fridge with a 3 draw Deep-Freeze there is also a dishwater in Orchard Cottage.
     
  • Upstairs there are two lovely large bedrooms with large exposed beams, and with peaceful views over the Orchard and onto the countryside beyond. 
     
  • One bedroom with a Kingsize bed (without a footboard you tall people will be happy to hear) and one bedroom with a Kingsize and a single brass bed.
     
  • There is also a pretty shower room upstairs and exposed beams everywhere, a wonderful high vaulted and beamed ceiling and lovely reclaimed wood floors.
     
  • Orchard Cottage was created out of the old hay and pigeon lofts that made up part of the long Eastern wall of the old enclosed farm quadrangles first built in the 1720's. It is our biggest cottage on the Old Grove Farm and where this all started and the template for all the cottages on my website was created. The walls are soft red brick from the original 1720's build, with some lime-washed hand plastering.
  • This is a very cosy cottage where you can loose yourself not just in the tiny pretty lanes around but just by relaxing in the sofa and enjoying the massive log fire.
     
  • Dog owners please note there is an acre of dog excercise Orchard and meadow at Orchard Cottage - plus footpaths directly from the cottage into open countryside with a lovely dog friendly pub just a 15 minute walk away.
     
  • There are lovely walks straight from the cottage - or take one of my bicycles - my favourite takes in the church and the hidden river valley and upstream to the local pub which has its own macro brewery and does some very tasty food.
     
  • We provide a complimentary Breakfast Welcome Basket to make life easier: fresh roast & ground coffee, instant coffee, tea, milk, sugar, organic eggs, bacon, butter, Lavenham bread, tomatoes plus olive oil, pepper & salt & fresh herbs from the garden. I try to give you eggs from my bantams but they are very temperamental - goodness knows where they get that from!
     

The Location

  • This is an exceptional cottage where you can enjoy the wonderful unspoilt rural countryside of Suffolk, explore the wonderful Medieval Villages like Long Melford, Kersey and Lavenham and best of all come home to a place where you can enjoy every second just relaxing in.
     
  • Orchard Cottage is one of the six cottages which make up part of the double quadrangle that is the old Grove Farm. It's on the sunny side facing the Orchard garden. There are lovely mature orchard gardens at the front of the cottage where guests can laze around and have a BBQ in Summer and there is an acre of Orchard at the back of the barns where I have established some peaceful areas and planted some very rare apple trees.
     
  • We have a very large private car park and a dog exercise area so the cottages can enjoy even more peace and quiet and dog owners don’t have to walk bleary eyed down the country lanes first thing in the morning. There are 12 bikes for the free use of the guests, including one with a child seat. The South Suffolk Cycle Route runs past the cottage
  • To find out more about the attractions of the local area, including the lovely Pubs & Restaurants, please click on this link: 'Orchard Cottage'
     

Standard Inclusive Features

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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 with firewood and a bucket with coal will be provided free and more will be available at cost and there will be firelighters 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 me that these are available before you arrive to avoid disappointment if they are in for maintenance  

Cleaning: In this cottage 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.

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

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Treats

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

Just Mention The Grove Cottages when you book.

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

  • Friday, 15th of September, 2017, Graham & Barbara:

    A wonderful 4 day break in the county of my birth. Orchard Cottage provided the perfect accommodation for my wife and I, and our granddaughter. Lots of walks locally as well as visits to old haunts. We'll be back!

  • Friday, 11th of August, 2017, Stephen:

    Beautiful area, this cottage has a a lovely atmosphere. We loved the tranquility and the morning chorus of the pigeons, and seeing so much wildlife including a great spotted woodpecker. The cottage is quirky and interesting and our grandson loved playing in the open garden. We used the bikes for a ride to the local pub on a sunny afternoon, so enjoyable! Would recommend a stay

  • Friday, 4th of August, 2017, Mark & Annie:

    We have had a lovely time at Orchard & Farm Cottage - thank you. It has been super to have such a relaxed and cosy place to come back to each day after exploring!

  • Friday, 28th of July, 2017, Suzanne:

    Lovely cottage in a good location. Very helpful from booking to holiday start. Nothing is too much trouble.

  • Friday, 21st of July, 2017, Andy:

    The cottage was very comfortable - entering to lovely music was so relaxing after our long journey. We knew we had come to the right place. The personal introduction to the cottage and local area was better than any brochure and having a weather resistant OS map was extremely helpful.

  • Tuesday, 27th of June, 2017, Nelle & Roel:

    A litle Gem in the middle of East Anglia, lovely well equipped cottages in a peaceful surounding. And if you want to be active there is a lot to see and do. Lovely walks, culture, gardens and nice pubs and villages.

  • Friday, 16th of June, 2017, Martha:

    Beautiful cottages with everything you could need, only an hour and a half from London.

  • Monday, 29th of May, 2017, Nick:

    Very enjoyable cottage to stay in. Friendly service goes a long way, which we experienced.

  • Saturday, 20th of May, 2017, Gunn Marie:

    Great stay -:)

  • Friday, 12th of May, 2017, Sue & John:

    A really comfortable and cosy cottage, equipped with everything we could possibly need. We have very much appreciated the welcome basket and the shower is impressively powerful! This is a great location, peaceful and quiet, a relaxing garden and at the same time within easy reach of so many places we have long wanted to visit.

  • Friday, 28th of April, 2017, Naomi & Hannah:

    A beautifully presented cottage to which we have had an extremely relaxing and enjoyable stay. Clean, comfortable beds and gorgeous surroundings. Best bit was the fire and fresh eggs in the basket!

  • Wednesday, 26th of April, 2017, Emma & Madeleine:

    3 girls aged 34 & 1 little dog: We have had a lovely time, cottage & grounds are lovely :) W feel very relaxed & will return soon. xxx

  • Friday, 14th of April, 2017, Christine:

    Another peaceful and comfortable stay with Grove Cottages - thank you!

  • Friday, 7th of April, 2017, Duncan & Nina:

    The perfect place to get away from it all. Fantastic base to take day trips from and a wonderful place to come back to, to relax and unwind in front of the log fire after a great day of exploration! Great setting for adults, kids and pets too! Thank you for making our short break so wonderful. We have thoroughly enjoyed staying here and do hope to return again soon.

  • Monday, 27th of March, 2017, Don:

    We cannot fault the beautiful accommodation, the friendly welcome or the superb location. For lovers of rural retreats this, in our opinion is pretty hard to beat.

  • Sunday, 29th of January, 2017, Guy & Georgie:

    Lovely weekend at Orchard Cottage. Relaxing and peaceful. Great dog walks direct from the farm. Can't wait to come back!

  • Monday, 9th of January, 2017, Nikesh:

    It was a lovely weekend break. We relaxed and had a good time. Thanks to Mark and Zuzi for the lovely welcome basket.

  • Friday, 6th of January, 2017, Michaela & Joseph:

    This is our 3rd stay and it gets better every time! Such a beautiful place to make such happy memories, our 1st holiday as a new family! Feel rested, relaxed and happy!

  • Monday, 5th of December, 2016, Glenys & Michael:

    Relaxing, cosy, well equipped, good linen and towels, very clean with a lovely welcome basket of goodies for breakfast. Very welcoming and tranquil. Thank you very much.

  • Friday, 11th of November, 2016, Carly:

    We have had a great time. Beautiful cottage, very relaxing and peaceful - would definitely return.

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

    So much better than other cottages we have all stayed in. Beautiful decor and tasteful detail, felt special, thank you. Will recommend to family and friends. We walked and followed a lot of your routes - wonderful with the dog. Thank you for the map as well.

  • Sunday, 9th of October, 2016, Monika:

    Wonderful cottage set in beautiful Suffolk countryside - really cosy feel and a wonderful welcome from the hosts. Great walks and pubs to explore. Level of local info was genuinely exceptional and things like the bikes were a nice touch.

  • Saturday, 1st of October, 2016, Susan & Matt:

    Lovely Cottage that surpasses expectations - just what we hoped for

  • Friday, 29th of July, 2016, Joanna:

    Beautiful cottage - beautiful location. Every little detail considered to make a lovely relaxing weekend!

  • Monday, 25th of July, 2016, Hannah:

    We had an amazing stay, thank you! Such a beautiful cottage in a lovely area. We loved the comfortable beds and breakfast welcome basket. We will definitely be back!

  • Monday, 18th of July, 2016, Anne:

    Lovely quaint cottage everything you could need, comfortable great exercise area for the dog, thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Friday, 15th of July, 2016, Robert & Nneka:

    Our holiday abroad was cancelled and we look for a last minute UK cottage break, literally on the day! Mark was extremely helpful to find us a lovely cottage for 5 nights and spent much of his time trying to find us somewhere else to stay for the other 2 nights. Very outstanding service - Orchard Cottage is lovely, cosy and comfortable.

  • Friday, 8th of July, 2016, Lynne:

    Excellent and beautiful cottages with a unique deco, thanks for making our stay welcome. It has completed a fantastic weekend to our family wedding x

  • Sunday, 19th of June, 2016, Holly:

    We had a wonderful stay. The cottage was delightful, we wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Saturday, 11th of June, 2016, Sean:

    Loved Orchard Cottage. The perfect haven for relaxing, tranquil short break, set in the Suffolk countryside. Great walks, bike rides, locals are super friendly. The open fire is just wonderful, our dog was happy to lie in front. First class accommodation and the welcome hamper was the perfect mix of supplies.

  • Friday, 27th of May, 2016, Guy & Georgie:

    Lovely relaxing break in a stunning cottage. Dog walks and dog exercise area were a great it with our Goldie. Recommend the White Horse pub and a trip to Kersey.

  • Saturday, 14th of May, 2016, Jill:

    Perfect cottage for feeling like a Suffolk resident. So comfortable yet so atmospheric. Basket of goodies delightful as was the welcome. All in all a wonderful stay, all too short! p.s. loved the vases of flowers throughout.

  • Sunday, 1st of May, 2016, Martin:

    Lovely cottage with everything for a great weekend. Lovely walk to the White Horse for grub and beer. Lovely relaxing garden in the sun overlooking the countryside.

  • Sunday, 24th of April, 2016, Martin & Enid:

    Very enjoyable, relaxing stay

  • Saturday, 16th of April, 2016, Sharon:

    We had a great stay! Ideally located for the wedding we attended. The cottage was comfortable and spacious - even for 5 adults and came with everything we needed for our 2 night stay. Would love to come back with more time to make use of everything else that came with it, bikes etc. Will definitely recommend to friends.

  • Friday, 1st of April, 2016, Tony & Lorraine:

    Lovely relaxing break - just what we needed! Perfect!

  • Friday, 5th of February, 2016, Phil & Sheena:

    Lovely cottage, very quiet and peaceful.

  • Monday, 4th of January, 2016, Richard:

    Very welcoming and the food basket was superb.

  • Wednesday, 16th of December, 2015, Heather:

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in Orchard Cottage. We're just sorry we're not staying longing. It has everything we need in an idyllic setting. We have all commented on how we would like to come back. Fantastic facilities! Cracking bacon! Thanks a lot!!

  • Sunday, 29th of November, 2015, Vicky:

    Just perfect, loved the character and history of the cottage which adds to the experience. Wish we could stay longer but we always cherish our Grove Cottage weekend break! Thank you

  • Sunday, 22nd of November, 2015, Evelyn:

    Grove Cottages is fantastically quirky and cosy. A truly individual and wonderful place to hang out with friends and family. The owners really care that you enjoy yourself and have added so many extra touches to ensure this. Definitely coming back.

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

    Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings with great walks and pubs nearby.

  • Thursday, 12th of November, 2015, Keith & Carrie:

    The kind of holiday where we only went out for some fresh air and to eat (and that was because we were too lazy to cook). So relaxing, so welcoming and the log fire making it so cosy.

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

    We enjoyed our short stay. The cottage was warm, clean and comfortable. The owners were most helpful and friendly, and I’m sure in the future we will use Grove Cottages again.

  • Saturday, 31st of October, 2015, Rachel:

    We have enjoyed our stay here at Orchard Cottage. Very clean and cosy, felt right at home straight away. Very welcoming. Good local info provided and the food basket was a really nice touch.

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

    Quaint, quirky ad beautiful cottage. Gorgeous surroundings, really peaceful, relaxing break......just what we needed.

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

    Immediately felt at home. Magical place...will be back :-).

  • Sunday, 4th of October, 2015, Nigel & Sandra:

    We had a wonderful short break in Orchard Cottage. We were blessed with fabulous weather and really enjoyed following the suggested 4 village bike route. We strolled across the field and had a nice meal in The White Horse. It was a joy not to have to use our car! This is our 4th Grove Cottage and as always, it was excellent. Many thanks.

  • Sunday, 27th of September, 2015, Stephen & Jean:

    A very interesting cottage. Everything we needed. Very comfortable. Beautiful setting. Good walking country.

  • Friday, 14th of August, 2015, Andrew:

    Beautiful cottage - a bit like a tardis! Small on the outside but big on the inside, wish we were staying longer. Thank you so much x

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

    What a wonderful setting as our base for a family wedding at nearby Moreves Barn. Everything was true to the information on the website and met our needs - we even managed to ice and assemble wedding cakes! The welcome basket was charmingly presented and full of delicious high quality local produce. Rugs and chairs provided for garden lounging were much appreciated. Lovely days out exploring wonderful countryside including a row at Flatford Mill. Very kind staff and warm welcome from Mark. Thank you.

  • Friday, 3rd of July, 2015, Linda:

    Lovely cottage - great complimentary pack. Clean and comfortable and very well equipped.

  • Sunday, 14th of June, 2015, David:

    We booked Orchard Cottage for a weekend wedding in Hadleigh and couldn't have been more delighted by the hospitality, comfort, provisions and amenities. We enjoyed such peace and quiet and tasted some of the most delicious fresh eggs from The Grove's own chickens. Highly recommended.

  • Sunday, 7th of June, 2015, Sam:

    Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Really comfortable and full of charm. Lovely restful weekend - we'll be back.

  • Sunday, 31st of May, 2015, Tina:

    Another wonderful cottage, thank you. I love the garden, the honeysuckle, the fields, the cat......

  • Sunday, 10th of May, 2015, Laura & Maggie:

    Fantastic cottage! We really enjoyed our stay with you. The welcome basket was brilliant and we had a very enjoyable stay!

  • Sunday, 19th of April, 2015, Oliver & Sam:

    Had a lovely stay at Orchard Cottage. Perfect for a short break with a 9 month old and dog. Restoration is beautifully done and interior design is stunning. Lovely walk to Edwardstone and pub. Hadleigh is a nice town - nice deli! Groton wood is lovely - 5 mins drive and a walk to Kersey along the river valley is a must. Will be back.

  • Monday, 6th of April, 2015, Sarah:

    Expectations were exceeded. We really appreciated all the thoughtful little touches, which made for a very homely stay.

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

    Absolutely beautiful cottage and surroundings, the fairy lights around the site are a lovely touch. We can't wait to visit again soon!

  • Sunday, 1st of March, 2015, Erica & Mark:

    We had stayed at on of Grove Cottages before and wanted to bring my daughter and her partner, for a post Christmas treat. Orchard Cottage was beautiful, love "olde worlde" feel and comfortable. Plenty of space and comfortable beds. The weekend has been lovely - thank you.

  • Friday, 20th of February, 2015, Tim:

    Very nice warm and cosy cottage with some lovely walks from the doorstep.

  • Sunday, 1st of February, 2015, Deborah:

    Wonderful holiday, beautifully furnished country cottages. Welcome basket, games, books and music all provided and high quality. Information provided excellent. Countryside is picturesque - camera a must - country pubs a must. We would recommend and return - thank you.

  • Friday, 23rd of January, 2015, Elizabeth:

    Had a wonderful time at the Grove Cottages - again! Such a peaceful break from the city - thank you for your hospitality.

  • Sunday, 18th of January, 2015, Jeremie:

    Beautiful place, very welcoming, nice place to stay for a break.

  • Thursday, 15th of January, 2015, Peter:

    As always, a wonderful weekend in this cosy cottage - nicely refurbished too. Many thanks.

  • Monday, 8th of December, 2014, Richard & Cat:

    We have had an absolutely amazing time - we're only sorry it wasn't for longer and that we were working. so therefore didn't get to see much of the area. Beautiful village. Would definitely recommend and come again. Thank you!

  • Monday, 1st of December, 2014, Roisin & Moubin:

    Our third time here at Grove cottages. Beautiful as always, counting down the days till we are back again. Moubin, myself and little Gaia (our doggy) :-)

  • Friday, 21st of November, 2014, Joe & Michaela:

    A beautiful space to rest, relax and recharge, we don't want to go back! Thank you.

  • Friday, 21st of November, 2014, Joe & Michaela:

    A beautiful space to rest, relax and recharge, we don't want to go back! Thank you.

  • Monday, 17th of November, 2014, Alison & Jim:

    Well equipped cottage. Ideal, quiet location, great for runners/walkers alike. Spacious yet cosy cottage. Having been to other Grove Cottage properties, it is very easy to settle in quickly and relax in the quiet surroundings. Our expectations were met - thanks!

  • Friday, 24th of October, 2014, Justin:

    Absolutely wonderful stay. Cottage was perfect. Lots of great walks to take the dog, and a life saver of a map, showing all the good places to go. Everything was above and beyond what I expected.

  • Monday, 20th of October, 2014, Elif:

    Wonderful, quiet, relaxing weekend to get away from the big city and recharge.

  • Sunday, 5th of October, 2014, Colette:

    We had a fantastic 2 night stay. Lots to do and see in the area. Cottage was cosy and clean, wish we could stay longer!

  • Sunday, 28th of September, 2014, Janet:

    What a beautiful place to stay, everything so inviting and well supplied. Would recommend to anyone wanting a place to relax and enjoy the countryside.

  • Sunday, 13th of July, 2014, Bennett:

    We loved our stay in Orchard, Snow and Rose for a family wedding. Perfect to be together staying in your very well equipped home from homes. The welcome baskets where much appreciated with delicious goodies. Many thanks.

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

    A wonderful relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings cottage of a very high standard. Will use Grove Cottages again and recommend to the friends.

  • Sunday, 6th of July, 2014, Nigel:

    Wonderful cottage with beautiful little details…. A lovely summer break and a real ‘get away’ from it all.

  • Friday, 27th of June, 2014, Ian & Adrienne:

    An excellent centre for exploring South Suffolk and it is amazing churches

  • Saturday, 14th of June, 2014, Deborah:

    Great cottage. We have visited 2 of your properties and this one has all the quirkiness and charm that we have come to expect.

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

    A very special space and hidden gem. Highly recommend 10/10.

  • Friday, 30th of May, 2014, Jr:

    Beautifully situated cottage and the facilities in the breakfast basket were excellent. Lavenham, Flatford, Dedham and Aldeburgh are lovely.

  • Thursday, 8th of May, 2014, Lisa:

    Lovely, get away from it all cottage in a beautiful location with lots of thoughtful touches. Thank you.

  • Thursday, 1st of May, 2014, Neil:

    Excellent, peaceful and cosy holiday. The information supplied was very helpful – especially the Explore Map!

  • Monday, 28th of April, 2014, Scott:

    A warm friendly welcome. The cottage was clean and spacious and the welcome basket of local produce was great! Lots of info on things to do and see locally, and ideas for a couple of good pub meals. The white horse is only a 20 minute walks away and so dog friendly! It also does a nice meal and bar snacks.

  • Friday, 7th of March, 2014, Daniel:

    We wanted a relaxing short break in a traditional cosy cottage and we found that the Grove Cottages provided exactly that. We will be back soon!! The Welcome Basket is a fantastic and thoughtful touch The information folders were very helpful and in depth. We wanted a relaxing short break in a cosy cottage and that is exactly what we got. Thanks !!

  • Monday, 3rd of March, 2014, Emma:

    A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. We enjoyed discovering the local pubs and dog walks. All of the little touches round the cottage and the welcome basket made us feel comfortable and at home. We will be back to explore more.

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

    Yes – beautiful, cosy cottage in a fantastic location.

  • Monday, 25th of November, 2013, Amanda:

    A home from home great places for a lovely weekend or longer. Peaceful and quiet.

  • Friday, 22nd of November, 2013, Amanda & Richard:

    A huge Thank You for letting us stay in this beautiful cottage. The welcome basket was just the start to a great long weekend. We certainly did relax in the cottage and the open log fire at night was great to come back to from a day out.

  • Monday, 18th of November, 2013, Derek:

    Great break but too short. So much to do and see. Good food and beer at the local White Horse.

  • Wednesday, 13th of November, 2013, Simon:

    We visited Lavenham a beautiful village only a few miles away with quaint old building. The log fire in the cottage was simply perfect!

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

    Always great to come back. Many thanks.

  • Thursday, 31st of October, 2013, Jason & Florence the dog:

    A perfect place to hold our Halloween fun & pumpkins. Lots of scary fun. Lovely days walking the trails and the local pub was pretty special. We will be back.

  • Monday, 28th of October, 2013, Julie:

    Came to the area for a wedding. Had a great time at both wedding and stay in the cottage. Hope to come back again for longer to explore Suffolk.

  • Sunday, 20th of October, 2013, Ian & John:

    Had a wonderful time. Highly recommended. Don’t miss The White Horse!

  • Monday, 7th of October, 2013, Ryan:

    Complete escape from city life. The map and landmarks and walking paths was very welcome as we didn’t have a lot of time to play. You made it real easy to just get the hell out of London.

  • Friday, 4th of October, 2013, Dylan & Natasha:

    A fabulous cottage, peaceful with beautiful surroundings a perfect getaway! The surrounding villages are equally gorgeous and the people are very friendly. We have never seen anywhere as organised as here for information!

  • Sunday, 29th of September, 2013, Natasha & Dylan:

    A huge Thank You for letting us stay at this beautiful cottage. It has been so relaxing. We loved the herb garden and used some inn our home-made cottage pie. The bacon in the welcome basket was the best I had ever tasted. We shall definitely be back.

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

    We had a lovely time – it was great to have the bicycles and good information on routes and pubs!

  • Wednesday, 25th of September, 2013, Jean & Cliff & Kay & Roger:

    Have wanted to stay in one of your cottages for a long time! Orchard Cottage was so cosy, welcoming and equipped for every eventuality even power cuts! The welcome basket was excellent – thank you Mark and Zuzi and Millie for such a lovely stay.

  • Friday, 20th of September, 2013, Catherine & Richard:

    We desperately needed to recharge our batteries & this cottage and surroundings certainly provided that.. So quiet & relaxing - great fire, cosy sitting room etc.. We were impressed by the beautiful villages and towns, particularly the colours of the houses.

  • Tuesday, 17th of September, 2013, Catherine & Richard:

    Beautiful character cottage, one of the best we’ve stayed in. You feel at home the moment you walk in. Welcome basket filled with wonderful local ingredients. Great local pubs. Particularly the “Lindsey Rose2 Lindsey – excellent food.

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

    Excellent, well equipped, cosy cottage, central to many places to visit and surrounded by endless countryside. Would highly recommend.

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

    A perfect place to relax – so peaceful and quiet whilst still being near to lots of interesting places to visit. A very comfortable stay for the whole family and so lovely to be able to include the dogs who were equally welcome. Thank you from the (Bess and Meg) and from us.

  • Monday, 19th of August, 2013, Michaela and Markus:

    We very much enjoyed our holiday here in this cosy little cottage amidst an orchard and surrounded by this beautiful rural English countryside!

  • Friday, 9th of August, 2013, Clive & Alice:

    A wonderful, quirky hide away. Very peaceful and a good place to start exploring Suffolk.

  • Friday, 9th of August, 2013, Taneja:

    The thoughtful welcome with fresh flowers and annotated maps started off a wonderful weekend in this cosy cottage. With many eclectic and individual touches, this is a truly special place to stay.

  • Saturday, 20th of July, 2013, Jo:

    The pictures looked great on the website and the cottage really is as good as the pictures when you arrive. Interior design magazine stuff! Welcome basket 10/10, welcome bacon 10/10, fluffy towels 10/10, bed linen10/10.

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

    We have had a marvellous time here. It is a beautiful cottage.

  • Saturday, 8th of June, 2013, Sarah:

    We had such a wonderful experience at Orchard Cottage. We were so impressed with all the attention to detail. There was nothing that was missed and the atmosphere was superb! We were able to make a beautiful meal with a perfectly appointed kitchen – we thank you for one of the best vacations we have ever had.

  • Friday, 31st of May, 2013, Peter & Gillian:

    Beautiful snug cottage in and “away from it all” location but within easy access of all that Suffolk has to offer. Fantastic homemade burgers at The White Horse, Edwardstone + chips to die for!!

  • Monday, 27th of May, 2013, Lindsay & Holly:

    Very through + kind introduction to the cottage – really great info on all the local places. The breakfast basket – a lovely welcome – the fresh produce was delicious ! The towels + bed sheets were so soft + clean. The gardens + outdoor space are sunning and vast – we thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the deck chairs in the sun.

  • Monday, 20th of May, 2013, Alice & Reda:

    Up till now the Cotswolds had been our love but now after this first visit to Suffolk we have fallen in love again and cannot believe we have only just discovered this area!! Orchard Cottage is perfection itself, the environment of Grove Cottages so well thought out and beautiful, we could not ask for more. Already booked 2 more breaks with Mark and Millie. Thanks.

  • Monday, 6th of May, 2013, Charles:

    A fabulous cottage with the best log fire in the UK! The team supplied a delicious basket of goodies including bread and bacon from artisanal shops in Lavenham. We will definitely return.

  • Monday, 6th of May, 2013, Amrit & Jeremy:

    We had a fabulous Bank Holiday weekend at Orchard Cottage. The highlights of our weekend were the delicious breakfast basket and the best log fire in the UK! We really enjoyed the bike rides passing through Kersey & Polstead etc.

  • Sunday, 7th of April, 2013, Jay, Rosie, Sally & Mike:

    Things I liked about Orchard Cottage.. I loved the log fire I loved stroking Daisy the cat Feeding the chickens The lights in the trees The massive front garden The extinct apple trees The antique gun above the fireplace Jay -age 9 years

  • Monday, 1st of April, 2013, Sonal & Rajish:

    A beautiful cottage and a beautiful weekend, made even more special as we got engaged here !!

  • Monday, 1st of April, 2013, Sonal:

    Had a lovely weekend in a gorgeous cottage – even more special as we got engaged here !!

  • Monday, 1st of April, 2013, Sally & Michael:

    My children didn’t want to leave our wonderful holiday cottage, everything was perfect. Thank you so much.

  • Friday, 22nd of March, 2013, Denise, Alex and Roscoe:

    Even though Winter is in full swing, we leave with a warm glow. First holiday with our 8 month old son and we loved every second. Mark could not have been more helpful.

  • Thursday, 21st of February, 2013, Marco:

    Very cosy + comfortable hideaway in excellent location to discover all the local gems.

  • Sunday, 17th of February, 2013, Jane:

    This comfortable and cosy cottage add the peace of the surroundings, made it a wonderful base for our holiday break.

  • Sunday, 17th of February, 2013, George, Jane & Ollie:

    Lovely relaxing week in this cosy, quirky cottage, midst tranquil surroundings.. Well located for interesting days out with our "oldie" Labrador; very easy for all concerned.

  • Sunday, 10th of February, 2013, Jana:

    Our stay was welcoming and cosy. We would recommend it and would stay again.

  • Sunday, 6th of January, 2013, Robert:

    We will definitely return. We have enjoyed our stay in Orchard Cottage – fab quality and great welcome

  • Friday, 28th of December, 2012, Sam:

    Wonderful New Year stay – perfect de-stress, only a short from London. Would absolutely recommend to friends

  • Sunday, 2nd of December, 2012, Jana & Charlie:

    A beautiful, tranquil place – and a wonderful little cottage. Thank you!

  • Monday, 19th of November, 2012, Sue & Lois & Tony & Claire:

    Excellent bacon & lovely homely atmosphere

  • Sunday, 18th of November, 2012, Sarah & Richard, Brian & Christine:

    We cannot recommend Grove Cottages highly enough. This is the 3rd cottage we have stayed in and it didn’t disappoint. Thank you for another wonderful weekend.

  • Monday, 5th of November, 2012, Carol&Jim:

    A wonderful place to come too of a busy, stressful time. The welcome pack was such a nice additional. We will be back.

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

    Lovely cottage. Great relaxing mini break

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

    Was in Snow but then put in Orchard as empty. Beautiful fire. Best break we have had for a long time. After a warm welcome and a few laughs, we actually got upgraded to a cottage with an open fire as unknowing to us ours didn't have one but on empty cottage did. Amazing local area and villages are beautiful. Pubs friendly. Thanks

  • Thursday, 18th of October, 2012, Peter:

    Very cosy and romantic cottage, very complete. We loved the fire place and enjoyed the cycle rick to Hollowtrees. The welcome basket was very much appreciated.

  • Sunday, 14th of October, 2012, Kim&Chris:

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Orchard Cottage - so cosy and relaxing with an open fire, great kitchen and bedroom. Had a lovely cycle to the local pub or games and home brews, explored the Suffolk countryside from a great base!

  • Friday, 21st of September, 2012, Melanie:

    We have enjoyed quietness of our stay at Grove Cottages in the midst of wilderness.

  • Monday, 17th of September, 2012, Debbie&Linda:

    We had a lovely relaxing time and now very chilled

  • Sunday, 26th of August, 2012, Luca:

    We all loved the cottage, it was a lovely welcome and the bread was the best we ever tasted. We could live here for ever. Lovely walks, good food at White Horse pub

  • Friday, 10th of August, 2012, Caroline:

    Attention to detail and beautiful surroundings. Very good communication and care of guests.

  • Monday, 6th of August, 2012, Julia&Matt:

    Beautiful spot, stunning area. A place where the world stops and life seems simpler and happier

  • Friday, 27th of July, 2012, Theumis:

    We had a delightful stay in Orchard Cottage. Perfect welcome by Mark showing us around. We really enjoyed the countryside, nice pubs and the duck family in the garden. The food at Lyndsey Rose was delicates. Thanks for this wonderful break

  • Monday, 18th of June, 2012, Jo&John:

    Could not have found a more convivial spot to (quietly) celebrate my 50th birthday!

  • Wednesday, 13th of June, 2012, Claissa:

    Beautiful + stylish cottage, perfect balance of style luxury + comfort. We both decided we could happily live here. We love all of your facilities + comprehensiveness local tourist advice

  • Monday, 4th of June, 2012, Charlotte:

    We have had a lovely time. The cottage was really cute and cosy, surrounded by peaceful countryside and wild life. We would love to come back again for longer.

  • Sunday, 27th of May, 2012, Jane:

    We wanted to get away from our normal busy schedules and staying at the Grove Cottages certainly touch our minds off worm. Surrounded by beauty and sound of birds! Would recommend Grove cottages, we look forward to returning! Thank you

  • Monday, 14th of May, 2012, Wendy:

    We are thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Grove Cottages. Orchard cottage was very comfortable and was well equipped. The villages of Suffolk are beautiful. We will definitely return!

  • Friday, 4th of May, 2012, Penny:

    A beautiful and tranquil retreat

  • Friday, 20th of April, 2012, Jean:

    A wonderful cottage to escape to for perfect relaxation. Great walks and charming dog-friendly pubs.

  • Thursday, 12th of April, 2012, Clive&June:

    Thank you - we had a very relaxing weekend

  • Friday, 6th of April, 2012, Theresa & John:

    A very tranquil & restorative break.

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

    Lovely cosy cottage. Relaxing stay. Exceeded expectations. Lots of added extras.

  • Monday, 5th of March, 2012, Greg:

    A place to relax and recharge our batteries away from stresses and pressures of our day to day lives

  • Friday, 24th of February, 2012, Baard & Vigdis:

    This has been the most relaxing, cosy holiday for a long time. Love the friendly host, the genuine atmosphere and beautiful cottage and surroundings.

  • Sunday, 12th of February, 2012, Simon & Karen:

    Genuinely one of the best weekends we have ever had. Food locally is fantastic, people are welcoming, the scenery is stunning. Awesome ! Love the guides- get them on the internet. This information was our bible.

  • Sunday, 5th of February, 2012, Nigel and Michal:

    Cosy, romantic getaway in the wonderful Suffolk countryside.

  • Monday, 23rd of January, 2012, Lisa and Graham:

    Great cosy cottage! Enjoyed the walks, the local villages, lovely pubs and friendly reception of the area

  • Monday, 2nd of January, 2012, Pritesh:

    Excellent; had a great time.

  • Tuesday, 20th of December, 2011, Nick and Charlene:

    This place is great! We absolutely love it here :)

  • Friday, 16th of December, 2011, Era:

    We love the open plan living/dining area with lovely music playing the minute we walked in. Shower is really powerful and hot. Exact kind of holiday we want. A cosy open-fire wood-deco staying in in a cold weather. Also nice chatting with the host :)

  • Monday, 5th of December, 2011, Jo and Jude:

    Real gem of a cottage. Everything thoughtfully done. Attention to detail is second to none. Superb !

  • Sunday, 13th of November, 2011, Tom:

    Beautiful peaceful setting.

  • Wednesday, 2nd of November, 2011, Ellen:

    Cosy cottage in a picturesque setting. Warm atmosphere. We wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Sunday, 23rd of October, 2011, Victoria:

    We hugely staying at the cottage this weekend. Absolutely loved the open fire and bicycles. The kitchen was kitted out to a very high standard enabling lovely meals to be made as a group. Can't fault it!

  • Sunday, 23rd of October, 2011, Victoria:

    We hugely staying at the cottage this weekend. Absolutely loved the open fire and bicycles. The kitchen was kitted out to a very high standard enabling lovely meals to be made as a group. Can't fault it!

  • Sunday, 16th of October, 2011, Gemma:

    Fantastic cottage in a perfect location.

  • Monday, 3rd of October, 2011, Sue and Emma:

    A magical cottage in a magical setting, could not ask for better, will be coming back.

  • Monday, 26th of September, 2011, Peter and Sandy, PAul and Dana:

    Great weekend - thank you. Impressive too that for the second time in a row you've given us a warm sunny spell ! Look forward to returning !

  • Friday, 16th of September, 2011, Jo:

    Orchard Cottage has a stylish, cosy and very comfortable feel, ensuring a lovely relaxing stay!

  • Monday, 12th of September, 2011, Sharon & Nigel:

    What a wonderful relaxing beautiful place. Ideal for a family get together. We will come back, just the 2 of us for a romantic break. The facilities were very clean and comfortable.

  • Wednesday, 7th of September, 2011, Chris and Andy:

    We stayed over as our daughter was getting married in Lavenham so we used Orchard Cottage as a base. Our son and his wife stayed for two nights also along with their new baby. We felt very comfy from the outset and all felt very content with the cleanliness. The info pack is excellent and my husband and I along with our dog had a great walk to Lt Waldingfield, without getting lost!! We were able to unwind after the busy few months of wedding planning. Your Orchard is amazing. We loved Grove Farm and will be recommending you to our friends. Many thanks for your attention to detail.

  • Friday, 26th of August, 2011, Adam, Jo & Thomas:

    We have had a fantastic stay at Orchard Cottage. The cottage is full of rustic charm, the perfect place for a little R & R. We are already looking at when we could return. Thank you !

  • Friday, 19th of August, 2011, Nik & Danielle:

    We all found it lovely and very well thought out. We found the cottage lovely and cosy. Everything was extremely comfy . The welcome basket was enjoyed by all.

  • Friday, 29th of July, 2011, Paul, Marinlia, Melissa:

    Marks enthusiasm is contagious! We felt very welcome and at home in no time. If this isn't a compliment . . . My dog and I especially appreciated the lovely countryside walks in the early morning light from the cottage!

  • Sunday, 17th of July, 2011, Alain:

    Warm, cosy cottage, lovely beds and with friendly greeting. Thank you for your help.

  • Sunday, 10th of July, 2011, Paul, Ingrid and Amber:

    Our expectations were more than fulfilled. Every detail in the cottage, the region, houses, villages, gardens, wild flowers, footpaths created a special atmosphere, that we could enjoy so much and much better than expected! + British humour=excellent!

  • Wednesday, 29th of June, 2011, Geoff and Hayley:

    A beautiful cottage, a lovely setting away from hustle and bustle!

  • Monday, 6th of June, 2011, Clare and Steve:

    Beautiful. We loved Grove Cottages and look forward to our next stay. Thank you for all the extra little touches; the welcome basket, chutney, flowers on the table and taking the children to feed the chickens.

  • Friday, 3rd of June, 2011, Kathryn and Nick:

    A beautiful and peaceful cottage surrounded by farmland. The only sound was birdsong. Perfect for our curious toddler!

  • Monday, 30th of May, 2011, Will and David:

    What a fantastic cottage and overall set-up. Mark really looks after his guests with wonderful breakfast baskets of local produce provided, along with bikes, information guides and maps of local area. We had a brilliant time.

  • Monday, 23rd of May, 2011, Louise:

    The weekend was fabulous, clean, cosy and had so much useful info of the surrounding areas. The bike ride was loads of fun. Many thanks, Happy London Lady.

  • Monday, 2nd of May, 2011, Jayne:

    Walking into the cottage and the surrounding area was like walking into a dream come true. The cottage itself was beautiful and very cosy, with all the mod cons we could need. The fairy lights in the trees to the car park made it feel very magical and it was well equipped with lots of walks. We all had a very special and lovely time and we're all planning a return visit - we'll be back! Thank you.

  • Friday, 29th of April, 2011, Kate and Chris:

    Ideal for those looking for some well earned rest and relaxation in a charming rustic setting in any season.

  • Monday, 11th of April, 2011, Cathy and John:

    We were so lucky, had fantastic weather. Orchard Cottage is just beautiful and the location so peaceful, a little bit of heaven!

  • Friday, 4th of March, 2011, Giovanni and Weiying:

    Very comfortable cottage! Mark and his family were very welcoming and we found a nice breakfast basket upon arrival. We had a lovely weekend. Lovely honey and marmalade!! Thank you!!

  • Friday, 25th of February, 2011, Trevor and Lizzie:

    For first timers to Suffolk, the information supplied on dog friendly pubs, walks and places of interest is fantastic. We've used the map and explored, and look forward to staying in more of the cottages in the future - next time with our children!

  • Thursday, 10th of February, 2011, Paul & Sue:

    We had a wonderful weeks stay in Orchard Cottage- it was exactly what we had been looking for. Log fire, cosy, perfect - we will be coming back again. The welcome hamper was alovely touch. Thank you.

  • Sunday, 23rd of January, 2011, Jo and Lee:

    Suffolk is like going back in time...quiet, friendly and fantastic value for money. Grove Cottages is a place you can forget about the weather and enjoy a cosy laid back atmosphere...re charge your batteries.

  • Friday, 10th of December, 2010, Gill and Malcolm:

    Another great stay at Grove Cottages. This is one place where the weather doesn't matter!

  • Sunday, 7th of November, 2010, Edd, Kelly, Poppy and Edward:

    We had a wonderful family break. Wish we could have stayed longer. Hope we can return.

  • Sunday, 10th of October, 2010, Joanna and Graham:

    Our stay here was an amazing experience, we enjoyed every moment of it. Cottage is beautiful and area around it. We definitely will be coming back here for a next holiday. Thank you so much for a great time!!! We loved it.

  • Friday, 8th of October, 2010, Jonathan and Victoria:

    Lovely comfortable cottage with everything you could need for an excellent holiday. Also fabulous local information, tips and maps.

  • Sunday, 26th of September, 2010, Roger:

    Self catering in Suffolk ? Look no further !

  • Wednesday, 8th of September, 2010, Louis and Alice:

    Thanks for a lovely weekend, the cottage is perfect and the bacon and eggs for breakfast were delicious. A beautiful setting for a marvellous holiday.

  • Friday, 3rd of September, 2010, Peter, Tracey, Connor and Patches the dog:

    The cottage itself is absolutely beautiful and was presented superbly along with the great welcome. The welcome basket was superb and made us more aware of the extra special taste of the natural countryside. Our expectations have been surpassed. Upon arrival it was like stepping into a dream world, as we have longed to find somewhere just like Orchard Cottage for so long!! The welcome, the surroundings, the cottage, the wonderful wildlife outside our door. Wonderful idyllic and simply perfect. Thank you so very much.

  • Friday, 27th of August, 2010, Lisa:

    Even though the weather was awful it gave us the perfect excuse to stay inside this cosy cottage. Beautifully decorated and well equipped with everything you need. We had a relaxing four day stay and hope to return soon.

  • Saturday, 21st of August, 2010, Fiona and Valerie:

    Rustically lovely cottage in picturesque location. The rural idyll we all dream of, come to life.

  • Friday, 16th of July, 2010, Anne and David:

    This is our 4th visit, just as good as ever, have recommended you to friends.

  • Monday, 14th of June, 2010, Ian and Sally, Clive and Gill:

    Although we lived very near here some 25 years ago, we had forgotten just how picturesque it is round here.

  • Friday, 4th of June, 2010, Steve:

    We have really enjoyed our few days here. It has been so tranquil - a step back in time - reminds me of my childhood holidays in the country - perfect!

  • Friday, 21st of May, 2010, Jacqueline and Billy:

    The weather, the area and the cottage all made for a wonderful honeymoon.

  • Friday, 30th of April, 2010, Naomi and Alastair:

    This cottage seems to have the perfect balance of coziness and function. Our welcome by Millie was lovely. Thank you for the welcome basket. The breakfast that we cooked from it was really good. I felt at home immediately!

  • Monday, 12th of April, 2010, Rachel:

    Attention to detail made it a really special stay.

  • Monday, 12th of April, 2010, Sekekij and Maeyek:

    We've thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in this gorgeous cottage, amongst the real authentic English countryside.

  • Friday, 12th of March, 2010, Anne:

    So peaceful and relaxing, max moved in and kept us company!

  • Sunday, 7th of March, 2010, David and Leanne:

    Delightful, peaceful and romantic.

  • Sunday, 21st of February, 2010, Lee:

    Really didn't want to go home. We will definately be back.

  • Sunday, 7th of February, 2010, Nigel:

    What we particularly enjoyed was all the little extras and attention to detail; Tea light candles, food basket, farm apples, map of walks and bike rides, tea, coffee and all the other little things.

  • Monday, 25th of January, 2010, Craig and Nicky:

    An ideal rural weekend bolthole in beautiful Suffolk countryside. Excellent local microbrewery, lots of top-knotch restaurants and gastro pubs. Cottage had a fantastic rustic feel, you can't beat a roaring fire and a dram of Whisky on the weekend !

  • Sunday, 10th of January, 2010, John and Jackie:

    Wonderful, thank you ! We will be back.

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

    Enjoyable and peaceful stay. Very picturesque.

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

    Orchard Cottage exceeded all expectations. A fabulous early Christmas and thank you for the snow !! Wonderful weekend.

  • Friday, 27th of November, 2009, Lisa:

    Sympathetically and creatively decorated, we found the cottage a comfortable and snug retreat on a wonderfully blustery November weekend.

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

    Everything about 'Orchard' was perfect for relaxing with friends and enjoying the fireside, food and drink. We all agreed that it was perfect in every way, even the cockeral did not crow too loudly too early. A lovely lovely place !

  • Monday, 9th of November, 2009, Sarah:

    Orchard Cottage is lovely and cosy. Maxi the cat was a fantastic extra guest for our stay! Elin, Naomi, Sarah and Susan

  • Sunday, 1st of November, 2009, Kackie and Shaun:

    A completely relaxing and tranquil break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It was like getting to know each other all over again.

  • Sunday, 11th of October, 2009, Sarah:

    It's all been perfect - thank you. We'll definately be back.

  • Sunday, 4th of October, 2009, Steve:

    Thoroughly enjoyed the attention to detail of the cottage, especially the retro oven and chandelier. Very cosy and the fireplace was a delight.

  • Friday, 2nd of October, 2009, Paul:

    If you are looking for 'Classic Olde Worlde' farm cottage break, this is it !

  • Thursday, 17th of September, 2009, John and Diane:

    This has been a great escape for us and I know all about escaping!! John Leyton "Willie the tunnel king"

  • Monday, 14th of September, 2009, Sarah and Ben:

    A beautifully decorated cottage in a tranquil place. We didn't feel the need to go far, especially once Maxi the cat adopted us. We feel fully relaxed and refreshed. Thank you!

  • Sunday, 6th of September, 2009, Kirk:

    A lovely cottage in a lovely area. Tranquil and well thought out in every respect. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would gladly return.

  • Thursday, 13th of August, 2009, Ruth:

    As a family of four we have loved staying in Orchard cottage. There is a wonderful atmosphere and everything is so well thought out to enable you to have a comfortable and peaceful stay.

  • Friday, 7th of August, 2009, Jim:

    For me, this has been a perfect stay. Perfect cottage, perfect company and perfect weather. I love Grove and Suffolk.

  • Friday, 7th of August, 2009, Jim:

    For me, this has been a perfect stay. Perfect cottage, perfect company and perfect weather. I love Grove and Suffolk.

  • Sunday, 26th of July, 2009, Martin and Liz:

    Cosy country cottage with ducks and chickens (and friendly cat) Near picturesque villages with good pubs. Made to feel very welcome.

  • Sunday, 19th of July, 2009, Michael:

    Fantastic week in a fantastic cottage where children and dogs are welcomed equally, space to relax and chill.

  • Wednesday, 20th of May, 2009, Samantha:

    Beautiful cottage. Perfect for a tranquil and relaxing honeymoon, thank you.

  • Sunday, 10th of May, 2009, Edward and Ali:

    Our first time in Suffolk and we will definately be back. So many lovely walks to go on with our dog who has collapsed into her bed every night exhausted!! We loved Orchard cottage and the very thoughtful welcome basket - a perfect getaway - we don't want to go home!!

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

    It was even better than i could have imagined. Cosy but had a retro style to it. Made us fall in love with Suffolk!

  • Friday, 6th of March, 2009, Sumera & Marcus:

    Be warned...you won't want to go home!!

  • Sunday, 1st of March, 2009, Susie, Kate & friends:

    What a fabulous girly weekend in front of the fire. Breakfast in the garden in February was a bonus!!

  • Friday, 27th of February, 2009, Nina & Jeff:

    Fabulous, quirky accommodation!

  • Monday, 29th of December, 2008, The Clayton Family:

    'A Tranquil Relaxed Stay'

  • Friday, 12th of December, 2008, Liz & Dave:

    A unique place to stay with walks, countryside pubs, pretty villages & towns nearby, and the cosiest of cottages to return to.

  • Sunday, 30th of November, 2008, Amelia:

    A fairytale country escape. A roaring log fire, comfy beds, bicycles & good food in utter serenity. What more could you want?!

  • Friday, 28th of November, 2008, Duncan:

    We've had a wonderful break and feel very relaxed. We are already looking for an excuse to return!

  • Friday, 21st of November, 2008, Lize & Francois:

    Beautiful cottage in peaceful surroundings. Exactly as it should be, we had a fabulous time. Thank You.

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

    Orchard Cottage was EXACTLY what we wanted. We will definitely be back as soon as we can!

  • Monday, 10th of November, 2008, Sandy & Andrew:

    This is our 8th stay at The Grove - Bakery & Orchard - feels like coming home! Couldn't be happier - carry on with the great job!

  • Sunday, 2nd of November, 2008, Maria & Don:

    Jack and May's farm is magical; with deer that come up to you as if in a medieval tapestry. We love it here and will be back!!

  • Sunday, 12th of October, 2008, Meriel & Robin:

    Superb accommodation - didn't miss the Internet! Very good on the little things that matter in self-catering like loo-rolls, washing up liquid - even a pair of marigolds!!

  • Friday, 3rd of October, 2008, Sharon:

    Beautiful location. Warm Welcome. Comfortable accommodation

  • Friday, 26th of September, 2008, Gillian:

    We had a brilliant week here

  • Friday, 5th of September, 2008, Deb & Tobias:

    Stay with complete confidence, place was immaculately clean and had everything you could possibly need for a cosy, comfortable, romantic, relaxing time.

  • Friday, 15th of August, 2008, Geoff & family:

    Very relaxing atmosphere with very welcoming hosts

  • Thursday, 7th of August, 2008, Jim:

    Tranquil & relaxing rural retreat with easy access to interesting & varied heritage attractions.

  • Monday, 14th of July, 2008, Michelle, David & Family:

    A stunning place and a beautiful cottage with the friendliest people we have ever met. Perfect!

  • Friday, 6th of June, 2008, Michael & Karen:

    Wonderful stay, just as described on website couldnt ask for more, lovely clean cosy cottage, had the feel of stepping back in time which was what I was looking for. (Does exactly what it says on the tin!) Already looking forward to coming back! You have done a fantastic job!

  • Friday, 6th of June, 2008, Claire & Patrick:

    If you want to get away from it all, but in perfect comfort, this is the place to come

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

    I turned off the BlackBerry for 5 days - it was heaven!

  • Tuesday, 3rd of June, 2008, Matt, Claire & Jack:

    Loved that 1950's cooker!!

  • Monday, 2nd of June, 2008, Alex:

    Another fabulous weekend at Grove Cottages; the place has it all! Ultimate comfort, gorgeous setting and oh so many places of interest around!

  • Friday, 7th of March, 2008, Michael & Karen:

    Wonderful stay, just as described on website couldnt ask for more, lovely clean cosy cottage, had the feel of stepping back in time which was what we were looking for. (Does exactly what it says on the tin!) Already looking forward to coming back! You have done a fantastic job!

  • Monday, 25th of February, 2008, Sarah & Paul:

    We had a really relaxing and enjoyable stay here. Was a beautiful cottage with a lovely log fire. Our little boy went to feed the chickens & ducks in the morning & the welcome basket was very generous. Will stay again.

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

    A beautiful cosy cottage in a beautiful setting. A wonderful walk to a local pub, which is also great with dogs. A warm fire and pretty Christmas tree  very festive.

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

    We were warmly greeted by Mark. Who then introduces us to our Orchard Cottage our tranquil home for two weekends.

  • Monday, 12th of November, 2007, John & Louise:

    We love enjoyed our weekend very much it just passed too quickly. The cottage has been beautifully renovated, but is very comfortable with a lovely shower. So much to do, we

  • Monday, 28th of May, 2007, Laura & Rees:

    The children very much enjoyed collecting the eggs every morning at 10 o clock !!

  • Friday, 18th of May, 2007, Brian & Pauline:

    2nd time round for us

  • Monday, 16th of October, 2006, Celia & Andrew:

    As always

  • Friday, 3rd of June, 2005, Ashley & Sue:

    Work? Stress? After a few hours here we have forgotten it all. Orchard Cottage is the perfect chill out haven to return to, after a days exploring. This place combines the luxury of a Boutique Hotel with the sense of feeling at home. Log fires, ducks quacking, the scent of beeswax and honeysuckle

  • Friday, 25th of February, 2005, David & Anthony:

    Orchard Cottage was spacious and stocked with everything you need for a nice, relaxing break. We

  • Monday, 21st of February, 2005, Marion:

    It was certainly worth the journey from Holland, to stay in your cottage. We love the place. Great walks, good pubs, warm welcome. We

  • Friday, 10th of December, 2004, Gill & Malcolm:

    The twinkling Christmas lights welcome you back to The Grove. The smell of spice, poinsettia

  • Monday, 18th of October, 2004, Sarah:

    Felt like home down to the open fire and

  • Monday, 4th of October, 2004, Malcolm & Gill:

    Mark has created a sanctuary for all seasons.

  • Friday, 23rd of July, 2004, Ian, Carol & Imogen:

    The three of us and our dog had a really good stay. The surroundings were very peaceful, the owls, the peacocks and the rooster added to our enjoyment. We have tried several times before to visit The Grove, and this is the first time we have been able to get in. Our expectations and hopes were very fully achieved.

  • Thursday, 22nd of July, 2004, David & Susan:

    Staying in this delightful cottage has been everything we expected and more. The accommodation is charming, the facilities provided for all our needs. The thoughtfulness which so obviously pervades every inch of the cottages and gardens is apparent in every detail. We have enjoyed the tranquillity, the dogs have enjoyed the country walks. We will definitely come here again!!!

  • Friday, 16th of July, 2004, Roscoe & Grace:

    It is so refreshing to have a quiet country cottage, that is self catering and so beautifully decorated, it should be tried by everyone on holiday. Beautiful countryside and we were well taken care of. We appreciated the basket with the goodies, and the extra touch with the flowers. The Grove did an excellent job taking care of us!

  • Sunday, 18th of April, 2004, Louise & Tristan:

    We have had a lovely weekend in your gorgeous cottage

  • Friday, 22nd of August, 2003, Amanda & Richard:

    So sad to leave. We have had a magical time. Mark has made us feel very welcome and is full of useful information and recommendations. I will miss watching the sunset over the orchard while enjoying a glass of wine. I will recommend you to all my friends. Amanda.

  • Sunday, 17th of November, 2002, Charlotte & Friends:

    Once again The Grove Cottages never fail to produce the perfect place to come to totally unwind, relax & shake off the cobwebs. Winter or Summer the ideal country retreat. We will definitely be coming to visit again

  • Thursday, 28th of February, 2002, Veronica & Lucy:

    We

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