5 Star rating

Cottage Details

Cottage: Romney
Location of the cottage: Cavendish
Number of bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 5
Children / Babies: Yes,
Arrival days (changeover): Monday, Friday
Pets: 2 (2 small or one medium sized dog)

Romney Awards

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Mark Scott

Beautiful Victorian House in one of Suffolk's Prettiest Villages

This cottage will really appeal to guests looking for a characterful cottage in an unspoilt village location, with great walks and fantastic local eateries.

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


This beautiful little Victorian House in in one of Suffolk's prettiest villages set in the beautiful Stour Vale.

Cottage Walk Through

  • The kitchen breakfast room opens out through French doors onto a glass covered patio where you can enjoy a meal in comfort in the lovely walled garden.
  • There is a cosy little dining room with many original Victorian features which leads through to a very comfortable sitting room with a lovely open log fire.
  • Behind the cupboard door in the dining room are the quirky stairs which lead up to the 3 bedrooms and bathroom. Typical of a Victoria cottage, these stairs are quite steep with treads narrower than modern stairs. Care is therefore need when using them - my Aunt had the same kind of hidden staircase and until I found out that they were actually behind a door in her sitting room, I always though she never went to bed but was some kind of 'Super Aunt' on the go day and night.
  • Upstairs there is a large double bedroom a small single bedroom and a tight double bedroom overlooking the garden.
  • The bathroom has a bath with a shower fixed above it with glass pull out panels.
  • There is central heating throughout.
  • Romney is set back slightly from the main road that runs through this pretty village, its entrance is through its back garden so it faces towards the sun and away from the road. Romney enjoys private off-road parking
  • This cottage will really appeal to guests looking for a characterful cottage in an unspoiled village location with great walks and pubs.


The Location

The village of Cavendish is particularly pretty with a beautiful Village Green and three excellent pubs and a few shops. There are very pretty walks and cycle rides straight from the Cottage.

Cavendish is just a few minutes' drive up river from Long Melford which is where the TV series Lovejoys was based and is a bustling Medieval Village crammed with pubs, restaurants, shops, antique shops and warehouses and 2 stately homes:

  • Kentwell Hall is world famous for its Tudor Re-enactments and a fabulous place to visit as it is so untouched in all its moated Tudor Splendor

  • Melford Hall is also very impressive and owned by The National Trust who state: "Around every corner there’s a new twist in the story – from Beatrix Potter sketches to collections of naval paintings and Chinese porcelain"

The famous 'Wool' Church and the stately homes of Kentwell Hall and Melford Hall (NT) are just on the other side of the Green.

To find out all the pubs, Restaurants, walks, vilages and much more in order of distance from Romney please click here


Standard Inclusive Features

All prices include VAT and everything written below:

Kitchen: All cottages are complete little homes and facilities include modern central heating, refrigerator, hobs, oven and / or microwave, toaster, crockery & serving dishes, cutlery, many utensils, fire-extinguisher, lots of pots & pans, glasses & mugs, kettle, coffee maker, teapot, kitchen towels, oven gloves, olive oil & vinegar, salt & pepper, sugar, herbs, tea, fresh and instant coffee, washing up liquid, cloths, general cleaning materials, etc.

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

Bathroom: Soap, fluffy cotton towels, bath mats, shaver point, toilet brush, toilet roll.

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

Living room: If your cottage has an open fire or stove then a basket 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.

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.

Bikes: Unfortunately bikes are not provided at this cottage but if you call the office you can pick some up from The old Grove Farm which is just 15 minutes away and cycle round the lovely countryside there.

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

Access Statement


Should you wish to go out without your dog, or have it looked after whilst you pop out for a short time, we have a very nice lady who can help. Please contact her directly to discuss terms and arrangements - Harriet North, North Pet Services on 01787 282661 or 07983 529660.

Dog Sitter / walker

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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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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We can offer you your own Personal Chef at this cottage to create the perfect evening in. 

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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 - 39 mins to cottage

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

What the Guests Say

  • Friday, 7th of April, 2017, Natasha:

    Lovely stay. The cottage catered for all our needs. Both adults and children enjoyed their stay.

  • Sunday, 2nd of April, 2017, Manisha:

    Perfect getaway from busy London! We absolutely loved Romney. You guys were very welcoming and helpful. Thank you so much xx

  • Monday, 13th of March, 2017, William & Marylyn:

    Ideal base for visiting family. Well appointed cottage and a very warm welcome.

  • Sunday, 19th of February, 2017, Glenys & Michael:

    Love Grove Cottages - stayed in 2 now! Many thanks for your hospitality. We have had such a lovely stay with our granddaughter - she loved the toys especially. Very comfortable bed and linen and well equipped - a warm and cosy cottage. Many thanks again.

  • Monday, 13th of February, 2017, Roy & Pat:

    The month has flown for us in your cosy cottage. We have loved every minute, thank you Peter & Sue. Your attention to detail was perfect, a true home from home. Bella & Barney behaved themselves and enjoyed the country walks. Thanks again for everything.

  • Friday, 6th of January, 2017, Lisa & Michael:

    Thank you Sue & Peter for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage - a home from home. We were very comfortable in Cavendish, good central location for visiting the area, also it is now time to go back to reality! Thank you again, will be telling our friends about Romney.

  • Friday, 30th of December, 2016, Peter:

    We have had a wonderful week at your beautiful cottage over the Christmas period. Thank you so much for such a relaxing stay!

  • Monday, 12th of December, 2016, Adrian:

    Wonderfully decorated and homely cottage.

  • Sunday, 4th of December, 2016, Sue:

    Perfect for our needs, comfy, warm, in village. Lovely hosts and great facilities. Home from home....

  • Monday, 28th of November, 2016, David & Cynthia:

    Had a great relaxing time.

  • Sunday, 20th of November, 2016, Jacqueline:

    Very spacious and well presented cottage in a pretty village. Central location to numerous places of interest. A very warm welcome from Sue & Peter. All in all we had a relaxing time and even managed the help the local economy with shopping trips all over!

  • Monday, 14th of November, 2016, U-Glen:

    Thank you Peter & Sue for hosting us at Romney over the weekend. We had a very enjoyable time and hope to come back again in the future!

  • Monday, 31st of October, 2016, Keith & Helen:

    Lovely relaxing weekend in a beautiful cottage. So pleased it got chilly enough to light the fire! Thanks Sue & Peter for making us so welcome. A beautiful cottage, lovely decor and furnishings and a very comfy bed. Loved the open fire! Didn't want to leave -:(

  • Friday, 28th of October, 2016, Paul:

    We had a great time, the cottage is lovely and our boys enjoyed playing chess and millionaire. Lovely village, enjoyed days out to an Anglo Saxon village and the Colne Railway museum. Thanks for a lovely stay in your cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed our first breakfast -:)

  • Friday, 21st of October, 2016, Mary:

    Loved the stay in your wonderful cottage. Thanks also for the nice welcome.

  • Sunday, 9th of October, 2016, Briony & Philip:

    We have had a lovely stay in your gorgeous cosy cottage. It was very comfortable and welcoming - we really appreciated the little touches that made it so welcoming. Thank you.

  • Friday, 7th of October, 2016, Jill:

    A lovely comfortable cottage, thoughtfully furnished and well stocked.

  • Friday, 30th of September, 2016, Linda & Alan:

    We have had a thoroughly lovely week in Romney Cottage. We have been to some beautiful places - Lavenham, Cambridge, Long Melford, Clare and Bury St Edmunds. The people are so friendly and very helpful. Peter & Sue are excellent hosts and have made the cottage truly home from home. Many thanks.

  • Friday, 16th of September, 2016, Kate:

    The cottage isn't like a rental - it's like staying at a friends home. Everything thought of - perfect!

  • Wednesday, 31st of August, 2016, Susie & Louis:

    We were privileged to be your first American guests - thanks so much for providing a lovely welcome, all the support and advise and a really love, cosy cottage. We had a wonderful visit to your village and this beautiful region of England.

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

    As always, a well appointed cottage with the character features we enjoy. A beautifully set out cottage with all the comforts we could need.

  • Thursday, 28th of July, 2016, June:

    Attention to detail has been excellent and added an extra special touch. The cottage has been refurbished/furnished in keeping with it's age whilst maintaining comfort and modern day expectations.

  • Saturday, 16th of July, 2016, Gillian:

    Fabulous cottage so beautifully presented covering every need - wonderful location. Excellent, could not fault it in any way.

  • Friday, 8th of July, 2016, Nicola:

    Gorgeous cottage with every detail thought through. We loved our week here, the interiors are clearly lovingly put together and the owners textile artworks around the cottage are a wonderful touch. It surpasses expectation.

  • Friday, 1st of July, 2016, Jonathan & Charlotte:

    You are doing a great job. Thank you for the warm welcome, but also all the hard work and consideration you've obviously put into Romney; it's a beautiful property inside and out. The place was immaculate and so well equipped from the proper tea (and proper sized mugs and wine glasses), through to the very well stocked larder. We appreciated the strawberries and the kids toys - we couldn't have wanted for more. You've very quickly become one of our favourite Grove Cottages and we hope we will see you again soon. Thank you!

  • Thursday, 30th of June, 2016, Derek & Pauline:

    You are warm and friendly hosts with a superb spotless cottage with all home comforts. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Many thanks!

  • Sunday, 26th of June, 2016, Karen & Chris:

    What a little gem! Comfortable and cosy, a lovely place for a short break.

  • Monday, 6th of June, 2016, Charlotte & Paul:

    We have had a truly wonderful two weeks staying at Romney., The attention to detail has completely blown us away and we straight away felt like we were at home! The beds were so comfortable and it was a wonderful place for us to stay with our 2 small children. Thanks again and hopefully we will be back one day.

  • Sunday, 29th of May, 2016, Irene & John:

    Romney has been a home from home for us. Thank you for your warm hospitality and hope to see you soon x

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