|Cottage:||The Old Forge|
|Location of the cottage:||Boxford|
|Number of bedrooms:||1|
|Children / Babies:||No / 1 Baby, No Children|
|Arrival days (changeover):||Sunday, Monday, Friday|
The Perfect inexpensive Getaway...
The Old Forge is part of a 15th century Grade II listed house.
Situated opposite a stunning flint and stone church in the award winning village of Boxford.
The compact and cosy apartment with oak floors and romantic vaulted bedroom make this a delightful but inexpensive bolt hole to get away from it all and explore lovely Suffolk.
Small but perfectly formed with everything you need plus a cosy atmoshere and a very romantic beamed bedroom all, located in a picturesque small village location.
Please note: There is no washing machine in the cottage but the owner is happy to do the washing normally within 24 hours for a small fee of £3 per load.
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.
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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.
Enjoy the hedonistice pleasures of a Massage or Beauty Therapist treatment at your cottage to smooth away those stressed nerves.
Now every place we have reviewed will come up in order of distance from your cottage
Assington Mill runs some very interesting Rural Arts and Craft Courses from Gilding and Bee Keeping to Coracle and Straw Bale house building.
Important moments slip by so quickly. Capture them in a relaxed portraiture session in the comfort of your own holiday cottage.
While you are staying with us why not have a special treat and go Sailing for the day.
London Liverpool Street station - Colchester station = 47 mins
Taxis at station - 25 mins to cottage
A cosy quirky cottage full of character and a good base to explore the area. The beams in the bedroom are truly amazing and add to the wonderful feel of the place. Had a wonderful few days here and would easily return. Highly recommend to others!
All as expected - a lovely getaway break.
Thank you - lovely cottage and village.
Wonderful stay, great facilities, would recommend.
Great short stay!
We had a wonderful time at The Old Forge. Wonderful small village with everything you need and the information in the cottage is excellent. Thank you Marianne.
Once you step inside, The Old Forge relieves you of the craziness of the world and replaces it with a lasting smile!
Wonderful cosy cottage, perfect as a base for visiting the area.
Comfortable cottage in a pleasant village. Ideal location for visiting the lovely villages in this area of Suffolk.
The Old Forge was perfect for us. Cosy, comfortable and full of character. It was the perfect remedy for our super hectic London lives. We would definitely book it again. The place was exactly what we were after. It was clean, comfortable and we felt welcome immediately. The welcome basket was perfect!
A fantastic little find. Very cosy, very clean, very inviting. Friendly village with great pubs that have great food - we will return!
Perfect little place for our weekend away. Lovely village, perfect weather!
The cottage was exactly as it was on the website, truly amazing standard, we just loved everything about it. Ideal for touring Suffolk. Marianne's local knowledge and advice made the weekend. A big thank you.
The Old Forge is a lovely cottage, we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Boxford is the perfect place to escape to for a few days, away from the "rat race". The Old Forge is comfortable and compact, beautiful bedroom - very relaxing. Good base to visit other areas from.
Lovely, cosy little cottage in the quaint village of Boxford. Perfect little bolthole for exploring the historic towns close by. The cottage is full of lovely things and has everything you need for the perfect stay - LOVE the welcome basket! Would recommend to family and friends.
We stayed for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period and thoroughly felt at home. The owner pointed out some lovely cycle routes which fortunately the weather allowed us to do! Lovely home from home which we are sure to return to.
An incredibly cosy cottage in a very pretty location. An excellent base to explore beautiful Suffolk countryside. The cottage has everything needed and more - a great place to stay and unwind before the Christmas festivities really began! Great choice of books!
Beautiful cottage, excellently appointed and central to village.
A lovely cosy cottage with good facilities in the village - we even tried out the local buses which was very successful, and visited the local area. Enjoyed a short break with time to note the lovely autumnal colours and blue skies of Suffolk - plus the friendly local people and villages.
We had a lovely weekend. The locals are very friendly and the village is very picturesque. The view from the cottage is gorgeous looking out at the church.
Well equipped cottage which was very clean, as well as a comfortable bed. A warm welcome from owner, Marianne, and the welcome basket was very much appreciated. Nice, friendly village with 2 pubs, a store and a good butcher. Boxford is an ideal location for visiting Suffolk.
Nice cottage with lovely surroundings - ideal place to explore Suffolk.
The Old Forge is a very cosy cottage for a relaxing break.
What a lovely surprise! An ideal cosy space for a couple, with a clean modern bed/bathroom and a very comfortable bed. Right in the heart of Boxford, which has excellent amenities for a small village. We were using The Old Forge as a base to visit family, and will definitely do so again. Thanks!!
Located in a village with it all. Church opposite, stream, butchers, bakers, bus service, garage, pub and post office. All we needed was Lovejoy and Miss Marple.
Lovely place to spend a weekend: quiet and peaceful, plenty of room for a couple.
I've had a wonderful time!
Excellent comfortable cottage and well equipped. Lovely personal touches with music playing when we arrived, the fresh roses in the vase and the welcome pack. Had a really enjoyable week and will be recommending to others. Thank you Marianne.
Beautiful, period cottage in quiet village. Great welcome basket!
Perfect cottage for a weekend break to explore Constable country. Local amenities superb and very friendly welcome. Breakfast pack was delicious.
A completely romantic little bolthole - in a perfect unspoilt village - we had a perfect stay - thank you.
Cottage small but comfortable and situated in a small pretty village.
A wonderful little cottage, an excellent place to stay to relax, eat and drink and stroll around the local villages...recommended!
Perfect little cottage for a 2 night break away. The two local pubs are friendly and welcoming, with great food. The local shop provides any extras you may need. Plenty of on street parking directly outside the cottage. Very enjoyable experience.
We had a lovely week in Boxford with great places to visit. The cottage was always comfy to come back to, the highlights particularly were the lovely comfortable bed, and to get up each morning to the refreshing power shower. A very relaxing week - lovely welcome and welcome pack. Thank you Marianne.
This is our third stay in a 'Grove Cottage' and we would thoroughly recommend them. The attention to detail and little extras, make it a truly lovely stay.
Was not expecting all the added extras - much appreciated. Thank you for a lovely stay.
We booked this cottage for a few nights after our wedding, and we are so glad we did. It's cosy, charming and tranquil. The complimentary breakfast basked was very welcome. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others.
Excellent comfortable cottage, and very well equipped.
Lovely, lovely weekend, perfect hideaway for two!
Just like to thank you for our lovely stay at The Old Forge last weekend and the fresh food you provided us; we had a great time despite the rainy weather! Please also thank Marianne for her help when we arrived, very much appreciated.
We've had a lovely relaxing break, which was much needed. The cottage was lovely and comfortable and the welcome basket much appreciated. Boxford is a very pretty village and it was a pleasant surprise for us to be here for the torchlight procession and firework display. We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves - thank you. We've stayed in Grove Cottages several times, and have always been impressed, that is why we keep coming back.
Lovely atmosphere, we loved that Coldplay was playing when we arrived! The cottage is lovely, we really enjoyed browsing the large selection of books.
This really is a super area for pretty villages and excellent walking. Good selection of guides and maps as well as days out leaflets.
The cottage has been the perfect weekend retreat - we wanted to escape the hustle, bustle of our busy town and an hour and a half drive is very manageable! Loved the welcome basket, thoughtful details and ideal situation for local shops and pubs.
A lovely homely cottage, in a beautiful village. Thank you.
The Old Forge is cosy and comfortable, with lots of lovely books. Boxford is a beautiful village and the residents are very friendly.
Tiny but perfect little cottage, in a very pretty village.
Great little cottage - clean, well equipped and cosy - would recommend.
A lovely relaxing weekend.
A lovely relaxing weekend.
Had a lovely restful break exploring the Suffolk villages on foot and by car.
Old Forge feels quiet and peaceful yet is in the heart of the village.
Really enjoyed staying in this cosy cottage for our honeymoon! The welcome basket is a brilliant idea.
Fantastic cottage, providing exactly what we needed for a relaxing break away from London. We celebrating our anniversary and the cottage was perfect. Great village and the lacking mobile signal at times was exactly what was needed – completely able to short and relax!
An ideal base for a quiet few days in Suffolk. Cosy and clean quiet and homely. Lots of possibilities for exploring, eating and drinking or staying in and reading!
Very comfortable, unusual property in a lovely location. Everything you would need for a lovely break.
Beautiful space, perfect for my writing retreat. The setting was beautiful and the cottage was the perfect size for two people.
A perfect small cottage for two. It had everything we needed.
An absolutely lovely place to chill and do nothing.
We had a lovely time in the cottage, which is adorable, so cosy and the perfect bolt hole.Everything had been thought of and the Breakfast Welcome Basket was a great extra. Thank you.
As always a wonderful stay! Grove cottages never fail to impress.
As always a wonderful stay! Grove Cottages never fail to impress.
What a perfect hide-a-way for our romantic honeymoon break! It had everything we needed ant the whole time was spent saying “I just love this place!”
What a perfect hide a-way for our romantic, honeymoon break ! It had everything we needed and the whole time was spent say “I just love this place”!
I booked here as a surprise for my fiancé’s 25th birthday and we are so thrilled with the cottage. It is a small but peacefully forward and is more than enough for the two of us. The welcome hamper was fantastic too! Will definitely be returning!
The most relaxing place I have ever been. A fabulous way – now I feel ready to take on my work again.
Welcome basket lovely idea – thank you!
Thank you – we had a wonderful time in The Old Forge and only wished we could have stayed longer.
Such a wonderfully, relaxed cottage in a beautiful and friendly village.
A perfect retreat.
We had a lovely time at the Old Forge. We were given a warm welcome and a lovely fresh breakfast. The bread, eggs & bacon was delicious! The cottage is perfect for a weekend break away and we would love to come back.
We had a lovely time at the Old Forge. We were given a warm welcome and a lovely fresh breakfast. The bread, eggs & bacon was delicious! The cottage is perfect for a weekend break away and we would love to come back.
Very comfortable cottage in a lovely yet untouristy village. Excellent for touring Suffolk villages + coast. I am really pleased with my choice of cottage.
Rain every day did not spoil our enjoyment of this short break. Cottage was very comfortable in an interesting area.
A super weekend at a perfect location. Lovely cosy comfortable little cottages. So much to see and do in the area. Everything you could wish for. The breakfast pack was delicious. Thank you so much
Perfect getaway from the hectic life in London
Very comfortable cottage with homely features and warm welcome.
An idyllic small, cosy cottage in beautiful little village for a good price!
Idyllic retreat, perfect for unwinding – could have stayed for longer
Small bur perfectly formed cottage – everything thought of .
It was a wonderful weekend, very relaxing, with good food, long walks and nice pubs. The Old Forge was perfect for us – cosy lots of books and all amenities you could wish for. Will definitely come back! Use Grove Cottage again.
Thank for the warm welcome and the welcome basket. This little cottage has everything you need to explore Boxford and the surrounding areas.
A fantastic break and the bikes are a lovely touch. You should make a visit to the White Horse (Edwardstone)
Thank you for a lovely escape!
A perfect little cottage for a cosy weekend away in a beautiful part of the country
The place was good, nice environment, we walked on footpath and we biked.
We both enjoyed our stay at the Old Forge.
Beautiful cottage in an idyllic village, the perfect place for a weekend getaway
I would like to apologise to the charity I was meant to cycle for this weekend. You see - it war raining outside and I was in the cosiest, warmest cottage in England - surrounded by books, wood beams and the smell of fizzing bacon left for us by the wonderful owner - Marianne.
A wonderfully relaxing break - Thanks!
A wonderfully relaxing break - thanks!
A lovely break surrounded by beautiful countryside. Church bells ringing and staying in a beautiful cosy cottage
The Old Forge is chocolate box haven, surrounded by a beautiful traditional Suffolk setting it has made for a wonderful weekend break
Perfect little getaway destination for two
Beautiful accommodation. Lovely welcome. Marianne would not have been more helpful with tips about area e.g. places to see and eat.
I’ve had a great smart stay in the Old Forge in Boxford. The cottage is very nicely and fitted
The Old Forge is a gorgeous but very bijoux cottage, perfect little getaway from the hustle and bustle of life. Boxford is an ideal base to explore the gorgeous Suffolk area.
Rain every day did not spoil our enjoyment of this short break. Cottage very comfortable in an interesting area.
Does what it says on the tin, great location, great accommodation and loved the food in the Fleece, no need to leave!
Perfect destination for a relaxing, cosy retreat away from busy normal life. The Old Forge had everything required for a peaceful weekend away.
Great selection of books - could easily be tempted to spend a whole weekend reading...
A wonderful stay, as it was the last time we visited. The Old Forge has everything you need for a short self-catering break. See you again soon!
Cosy, romantic, full of character with all a couple needs and more (all provisions for a hearty breakfast). Friendly community with great pubs and interesting scenery. We only live 6 miles away but we will come back.
Great little bolt-hole. Warm & cosy in a great location. We had a great time.. The directions and local information was fabulous as always. The local produce a great joy and the cottage a real treasure. Thanks for sharing it with us.
A small but well equipped little cottage in a very picturesque village.
A lovely cosy little cottage. Ideal for a weekend break. Good value for money.
Lovely little cottage - compact and bijoux! Very well equipped and thought out.
Having read the reviews on the website we were fully prepared for a cosy cottage in a stunning location...The Old Forge did not disappoint ! Beautiful cottage which felt instantly homely. Just lovely!!
Excellent cottage - idyllic village. A wonderful romantic cottage for two. Close to a number of fabulous places to visit. Great area for walkers.
Beautifully furnished charming cottage in a lovely village. Thank you for a lovely break.
Perfect cottage - home from home!! Southwold and Aldeburgh are a must see!
A very peaceful break in mid August. A lovely break. Locals very friendly
Very quiet village. Cottage had lots of character. I recommend the Fox & Hounds pub in the next village ( Groton ) for good food and lots of friendly locals.
It's been a treat to stay at The Old Forge. Lucky enough to time our visitwith 1 of the farmers markets at Assington. All we need in this bijou cottage for a relaxing long weekend.
Cosy cottage for two, with nice walks and pubs on your doorstep. Idyllic !!
The Old Forge in Boxford is a perfect location for a Suffolk Break - The best spot in the village!
The Old Forge is lovely - compact, quaint, romantic. I came here for a study retreat and it was perfect but can see it would be perfect for couples. It has everything you could want! Would definitely come again.
Dear hosts, many thanks for providing such a clean and amenable lodging, we thoroughly enjoyed our short stay and would recommend to all our friends visiting Suffolk. What a fantastic library of books, and a delicious round loaf! :)
We have had the most wonderful stay. We arrived exhausted, stressed and half empty. We leave refreshed, relaxed and completely full. Such a beautiful cottage, with everything you need - set in a stunning part of the world.
Great little cottage; ideal for a couple.
The most well equipped cottage we've ever visited and a perfect base to explore Suffolk.
The Old Forge was a dream location, compact, bijou and very comfortable!! This was a fabulous base for a family wedding at Dove Barn, the locals were really helpful and helped us with a map to make sure we were at the right place at the right time !!
Lovely cosy place to stay. Wish I could stay longer to explore! Anchor pub really is great food.
A very comfortable cottage, in a beautiful location for exploring the idyllic Suffolk countryside.
An idyllic retreat, perfect for a weekend getaway. Creative and imaginative use of space, met all our needs. Enchanting. Thanks.
Beautiful little cottage and loved the area.
Nice little place - well stocked and definitely has the wow factor. Good info on local area - loved Lavenham! Many thanks.
Very relaxing, neat and pretty cottage for a restful weekend in the lovely village of Boxford, and countryside.
Looking for a relaxing peaceful break the Old Forge was perfect as a base for bike rides of the local area and a compact cottage in which to unwind.
An absolutely brilliant weekend, would definitely come again. The cottage has everything you need down to the smallest points! We would highly recommend!
Totally neat place. Will return a.s.a.p!
Lovely cottage, great local walks.
We managed this holiday travelling by public transport. No car needed, good local bus - would have used bikes if it hadn't snowed.
Fantastic little cottage, everything we wished for, and the extra touches like the breakfast basket were greatly appreciated. Would recommend !!
Fantastic place, bags of character, a great base for exploring this area of the country - not a spider in sight - high praise indeed !!
Cosy, warm, comfortable, perfect for two! Excellent base to explore Suffolk.
The cottage offered the ideal opportunity to relax, wander and walk. Shops for essentials were immediately near, and beautiful walks from the door step. We enjoyed a wonderful retreat from the normal frantic busyness of life.
Everything was perfect-beautiful property. Spotlessly clean. lovely breakfast basket upon arrival. Totally relaxing. Thank you!
We had a lovely time - this is a great position for exploring Suffolk. The "Old Forge " was very comfortable, war, quaint and the bed was very comfy.
Cosy cottage in a beautiful village, with every facility and convenience you could want.The owner was very thoughtful and considerate in providing the extras - other cottages, watch and learn !!
The quality of interior design/style of the cottage has been tastefully chosen. A perfect mix of new and old, as what you'd find in homes and garden magazine.
A cosy and comfortable cottage in an unspoilt and very friendly village.
The Old Forge - Good location for exploring the wonderful local area. Everything you need in a small gem.
Another magical getaway. Absolutely beautiful area. It's always a happy adventure whenever we stay.
We have stayed at a few cottage and once again another perfect retreat. Offering a little bit of heaven. A cute cosy cottage that is a home from home.
Delightful cottage, superb location, excellent holiday. The hosts had replaced it wonderfully and then left us to it, Just as we had wanted.
Had a lovely weekend in the perfect cottage getaway looking forward to visiting many of the other Grove Cottages.
Lovely little cottage close to country walks and pubs.
The Old Forge is a gem, small but lovely in a great village and fantastic area. Lots of walks from the door, as well as a few shops and fantastic thai meals, all without using the car.
A very enjoyable stay, it was wonderful to relax in such a peaceful atmosphere. Walks were wonderful. Hospitality great - would certainly recommend to friends.
Great place to stay. Warm and comfortable with everything you need for a weekend break. Enjoyed our stay very much.
The Forge was a very comfortable cottage with all essentials.
We've had a lovely stay in your cottage. Really could get away from it all. Thank you.
We've loved our stay, we didn't want to leave. The welcome touches of the music, candles, breakfast basket and emergency kit were all so thoughtful!
Wonderful long weekend in lovely, cosy, warm cottage - have had a complete break from city life. Marvellous; thank you.
Wonderful, tiny but perfectly formed cottage. Boxford - a great village where you can get everything you may need. Easy access to other villages so location good. Really enjoyed our stay.
The Old Forge is 'bijou' but delightful. The beamed bedroom is stunning.
Lovely cottage in a great village location, with everything you need on your doorstep for a relaxing stay. Fantastic places to see and visit. Will be sure to visit again. Many thanks.
The Old Forge is what we were looking for and even more - Tiny, pretty, lovely. Perfect !!
Lovely place in a beautiful setting - we've had a great time - thank you.
Lovely couple of days away - many thanks
Lovely and cosy space, ideal for exploring this beautiful area.
A nice location for a relaxing weekend and would certainly come again but for more than 2 nights as this went all too quickly.
We felt at home immediately in this cosy, well appointed cottage. Beautiful, cosy and very welcoming. Thanks so much.
Very cosy, compact living space with all we needed. Beautiful beamed bedroom with extremely comfortable bed and lovely bed linen. Discovered James Lee Burke and Elmore Leonard this week. A very relaxing stay in a very beautiful country.
We have had a lovely stay and our 2 dogs have enjoyed themselves as well. It really is home from home - All those little things that you thought must bring you really do not need to, everything has been thought of.
Very comfortable, great location. Appreciated Marianne letting us into the cottage early on our arrival.
Great weekend, lovely cottage, very welcoming. Would love to come again.
Excellent short break. Welcome basket and basic supplies much appreciated
It's a lovely cottage in a picturesque village, lovely surrounding for walks and cycling.
Very quiet and peaceful, lovely surroundings. Had a very lazy weekend.
A cosy cottage that felt like home immediately. Will definately be back !
We couldn't ask for more from a weekend break!
Lovely cottage in a great location. Hope to be back.
The perfect base to enjoy the great British countryside.
Boxford is a lovely village, old Forge, lovely cosy cottage. Lots to see and do in the surrounding area.
Lovely cosy cottage, ideal for two and good base for exploring other pretty villages. Everything you could want in a cottage for a good break.
The Old Forge was extremely comfortable and supplies of basics for exceeded our expectations - Excellent range of information re the cottage and local area.
Excellent accomodation - hotel facilities with self-catering freedom.
Just about as perfect as a weekend can get - Romantic cottage, beautiful surroundings, glorious sunshine, great food and wine. We don't want to go home!
Very warm and cosy, lovely little cottage!
Quiet and cosy cottage in the heart of rural England. Ideal for a romantic break.
The Old Forge and the village of Boxford exceeded our expectations. The photos do not do justice to the magic of the place! The cottage is cosy, comfortable and we were impressed by the friendliness of people we met in the village. We felt well and truly at home - we will be back!
We live in a busy city and for husbands birthday, we wanted a relaxing getaway and we found it here at The Old Forge. The Cottage is perfect for two and the village is lovely for a short stay. Thank You.
A wonderful place for a weekend (or more!) away. The property has everything you need and more, and the village offers every facility you might want.
Local folder very useful - so useful we added to it!
Our first visit to this part of England. We loved both the cottage and the area. Some lovely places to visit within easy reach.
Cosy, Romantic and a Beautiful location. Perfect for our anniversary.
The Old Forge was even better than we expected. Really cosy and everything we wanted for a perfect weekend away.
Loved all the books!!
A delightful weekend in a pretty country village, beautiful cottage with many lovely little touches by the owners. Would certainly recommend!
An excellent base to explore Suffolk from. A lovely cottage, a warm welcome and ideal for two people.
We have enjoyed our stay in Suffolk and particularly in The Old Forge. It is so very cosy and central to touring around the countryside. The Old Forge gets full marks!
We had a most enjoyable and relaxing time. The Old Forge was as cosy and as sweet as could be, with all the necessities covered. Very homely. Thank You.
A compact, comfortable little cottage in a beautiful area of Suffolk, contrel for touring.
Wonderful, authentic village cottage. Comfortable, sweet and a home away from home for us. The perfect antidote to a stressful London life.
A wonderful relaxing weekend with fantastic tranquil surroundings.
Exactly what we were looking for! Very relaxing and cosy.
Lovely village location, opposite beautiful church, away from it all. Fantastic away of helpful leaflets, maps, books etc.
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