Mark Scott

Bags of Character in a quirky little bolt hole with a Romantic log fire and great walks.

This lovely place will really appeal to a lot of my guests, especially those on shorter breaks who always ask how far is the nearest pub, restaurant, shop, walk, cycle route - because this place really ticks all those boxes.

And... slightly less expensive than our normal rate for 'Couple only Cottages'.

Mark Scott

Location of the cottage: Hadleigh
Number of bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
Children / Babies: No / 1 Baby, No Children
Arrival days (changeover): Sunday, Monday, Friday
Pets: 1 (1 small to medium dog only, NO CATS)

Description

Checklist:

  • Barbeque
  • Bath
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Bikes Provided
  • Cats Accepted
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Clothes Airer or Washing Line
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Washer
  • Cooker and Hob
  • Courtyard
  • Dishwasher
  • Dog friendly Cottages in Suffolk
  • DVD Player or Smart TV
  • 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
  • Television
  • Towels Provided
  • Travel Cot Provided
  • Village
  • Wifi
  • Wood Burner

 

Bags of Character in a quirky little Bolt hole with a romantic log fire and great walks, this lovely place will really appeal to a lot of my guests, especially those on shorter breaks who always ask how far is the nearest pub, restaurant, shop, walk, cycle route - because this place really ticks all those boxes.

And ... this cottage is slightly less expensive than our normal rate for 'Couple only Cottages'.

The Old Monkey is a tiny but a very cosy self catering cottage and a very romantic place to stay. It has every modern convenience but still retains masses of original charm and character with its ancient lathe and plaster walls, wealth of beams, tiny steep staircase, lovely lime wash paint and great open log fires with extra sinkable sofas to enjoy it from.
 
It is situated on the edge of the ancient Suffolk Market Town of Hadleigh, which has a market every Friday and is full of lovely ‘original shops’, the only clone being the convenient Co-Op supermarket, all the buildings in the high Street are beautifully preserved and there are some outstanding examples of early architecture.

There are great walks straight into the countryside from The Old Monkey and The South Suffolk Cycle route is just 200 yards away behind the house up the old disused Railway track.

Flatford Mill, where Constable painted ‘The Haywain’ is just a short drive down the road and is somewhere we all love to go to, especially in Summer when we hire a rowing boat there and row down river to have a lazy picnic day.

The main room has a cosy open log fire and a big comfy sofa to relax into, there is a lovely old table to enjoy evening meals in front of the fire.

The stairs winding up into the bedroom give away the age of the building and people with mobility problems should not book this cottage - for the able bodied it is just another bit of  the lovely character of The Old Monkey.

The bedroom has a high arched ceiling displaying all the beautiful ancient beams. 

The contemporary Kitchen makes the preparation of meals very easy and is complete with microwave, washing machine, electric hob and oven.

There is a modern small power shower bathroom located on the ground floor and central heating is throughout all the rooms.

* Internet Access is gained from The George pub (ask behind bar for access) where you can enjoy breakfast etc and it is only a 10 minute amble away or the library which is slightly closer.

The guest accommodation occupies the part of the old house that you can see in the image below , where there is a nice courtyard to park in and a tiny private garden  to enjoy.

 

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

 

 

The front of the The Old Monkey with the courtyard for guests to park in.

The view out of Town with the beams of  The Old Monkey on the left - where the trees are in the distance, is where the town finishes.

  

The whole house with the Old Monkey entrance is on the right. The Old Monkey is on the right as you look into Town

Please check out my local information guide on the 'What To Do' web pages above left.

There is also a lot of useful information on Hadleigh on their home website at http://www.hadleigh.org.uk

This is a very cosy place, ideal for a short break to recharge your batteries and enjoy Suffolk's Hidden treasures.


 

Holiday cottage massages    

We can now offer you the hedonistic enjoyment of a really lovely massage in this cottage, please click this link for more information.  

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As a valued guest of the Grove Cottages you are offered a 20 % discount at this luxurious Health Club Spa

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Enjoy an exciting Experience - go hunting with Lavenham Falconry. 

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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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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, DVD's, stereo CD system, CD's selection, books, games, magazines, local brochures, OS and other maps, folder with our special 'What To Do' insiders guide to the local area.
 
Bikes for adults and children. Please check with me that these are available before you arrive to avoid disappointment if they are in for maintenence  
 
I have 2 lovely big Canoes at The Old Grove Farm which I may be able to lend to guests if I am around, this would be for a day out 
on the River Stour and transportation etc costs £45.
 
Baby cot and high chair provided in cottages accepting babies (please bring babies bedding).
 
Water bowl and treat per dog is provided in cottages accepting pets.

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About Local Area

What did the guests say:

Friday, 23rd of May, 2014, Roy:
Warm, cosy, quaint. A place to relax and leave the world behind.

Monday, 5th of May, 2014, Stacey:
We loved this cottage. So cosy and calm with beautiful surroundings - just what we were looking for.

Sunday, 20th of April, 2014, Nathahi:
Beautiful cottage, wonderful stay. Thank you so much we can’t wait to come back and stay again.

Friday, 18th of April, 2014, Nathalie:
Lovely!

Friday, 18th of April, 2014, Rebecca:
Everything was lovely and clean, all that we needed was here.

Friday, 18th of April, 2014, Rebecca:
Had a lovely well needed few days of rest. Loved the cottage as soon as we walked through the door. Have already recommended to family and friends and will be planning a return visit soon! Branched out to Dedham which is a must again, the small row boats were lovely! Thank you so much!

Wednesday, 16th of April, 2014, Megan:
A flying visit to this lovely cottage. We wish that we could stay for longer!

Friday, 11th of April, 2014, Simon:
We have enjoyed a restful few days in your lovely little cottage. A particularly pleasant walk across the fields to Kersey and excellent lunch outside in the glorious sunshine at the pub. Thank you Steve for the welcome basket.

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Sunday, 30th of March, 2014, Jenny & Dominic:
Fire was all set when we arrived. One match and we had a roaring fire. Most luxurious duvet and warmest bed ever. Lovely cottage full of character. Lovely village and lovely people.

Monday, 10th of March, 2014, Lucy & Matt:
Had a lovely long weekend at the Old Monkey, appreciated the information books. Lovely walk around Hadleigh. Would highly recommend this delightful cottage it has such a cosy and warm feel to it.

Sunday, 3rd of November, 2013, Ann:
Lovely, cosy, well thought through cottage.

Monday, 12th of August, 2013, Sara:
Our fourth consecutive summer holiday at The Old Monkey! Such a cosy little gem.

Friday, 2nd of August, 2013, Philip & Fiona:
Very relaxing – so much so we didn't do much in the end!

Saturday, 11th of May, 2013, Mike:
Exceeded expectations in every way. What a wonderful atmospheric place and so relaxing. Welcome hamper filled with only quality items was a very nice touch – we don’t want to leave.

Friday, 10th of May, 2013, Andrew:
A very cosy cottage, lots of nice walks and some great places to visit and eat out.

Monday, 6th of May, 2013, Ruth & Ray:
Lovely town, lovely town, would like to visit again.

Friday, 3rd of May, 2013, Emma & Tara:
We had such a lovely time at The Old Monkey. Just Lovely!

Friday, 12th of April, 2013, Laura & Andy:
The Old Monkey is a beautiful little cottage in a beautiful part of the country. We loved our stay and I'm sure we will be back!

Tuesday, 19th of February, 2013, Emily & Henry:
Really cosy, happy little cottage. We had a great time.

Sunday, 13th of January, 2013, Sue:
Delightfully restored cottage – fabulous “bolthole” for a dark January weekend.

Monday, 3rd of December, 2012, Penny:
We have had a brilliant time exploring the countryside by day and sitting by the fire eating and drinking at night.

Friday, 9th of November, 2012, Lee:
We came here to celebrate my partners birthday and to escape the drudgery of working life. This was a perfect retreat to relax and rejuvenate, thanks to Katherine for making such a nice welcome and a peaceful stay.

Friday, 2nd of November, 2012, Nick:
The Old Monkey made a lovely base for our first visit to Suffolk and left us wanting more

Sunday, 28th of October, 2012, Chris:
This was the most relaxing weekend we could have asked for – stunning cottage, very cosy and warm even in the awful rain.

Friday, 26th of October, 2012, Catharine & Jonathan:
A wonderfully stay and very atmospheric hide away in this charming place – very comfortable and welcoming. Every village has it’s delights. This was the best value, in terms of the comforts and supplies, historical quality of the cottage and the quality of facilities.

Sunday, 14th of October, 2012, Lucy & Adam:
We have had a really lovely weekend at Old Monkey to celebrate our second wedding anniversary – the open fire made the cottage really cosy and it’s a great base for nice local walks. We especially appreciated the attention to detail in terms of decor, welcome basket and music playing when we arrived. Fab thanks!

Friday, 2nd of March, 2012, Anne & Trefor:
Accommodation perfect. Everything we wanted. Lots of accessible footpaths for dog walking

Sunday, 5th of February, 2012, Emma & Nick:
Perfect cottage for the weekend break. Exactly described from the website.

Monday, 23rd of January, 2012, Angela & Nigel:
A cosy weekend break to relax and enjoy the country and come back to a lovely fire.

Monday, 9th of January, 2012, Rosalind:
Wonderful cottage - cosy & snug. Rayleigh is a lovely town too.

Friday, 6th of January, 2012, Katie:
Perfect, romantic weekend. The snow made it perfect !

Monday, 21st of November, 2011, Sue and Ian:
Quirky little cottage very cosy and welcoming.

Thursday, 27th of October, 2011, Peter:
Very sympathetically restored which makes this cottage a relaxing feeling of a time gone by. The log fire just finishes it off.

Friday, 7th of October, 2011, Angela and Michael:
First visit to Suffolk, Hadleigh - a friendly town with choice of eateries. Old Monkey quaint and quirky. Great walks for our Jack Russell.

Monday, 12th of September, 2011, Steven:
A delightful, cosy cottage. Perfect in every way. Even for our four legged friends.

Sunday, 11th of September, 2011, Sarah and Joseph:
Wonderfully charming cottage, i very warm welcome, and a lovely place to relax.

Friday, 12th of August, 2011, Rose and Ben:
Cosy and characterful cottage, warm welcome, lovely, relaxing stay.

Friday, 5th of August, 2011, Mike :
Cosy and characterful.

Monday, 25th of July, 2011, Robina & Sara:
Fantastic time, as last year. Adorable little cottage.

Thursday, 14th of July, 2011, Beverley:
A lovely cottage and town. Excellent holiday cottage. Welcome basket outstanding. Lovely shower and well stocked kitchen. Gorgeous fire and so much character.

Sunday, 3rd of July, 2011, Teresa:
A lovely quaint hideaway with a particularly beautiful bedroom.

Friday, 17th of June, 2011, Sandra:
Very enjoyable stay. Wonderful area. Suggestions on the local villages very useful.

Friday, 17th of June, 2011, Sian:
We had a brilliant time and appreciated the small touches such as the fireplace, music and welcome basket. Defintely will return.

Saturday, 28th of May, 2011, Susanna & Peter:
We had a fantastic, relaxing stay at The Old Monkey. The cottage is full of character and set in the pretty village of Hadleigh. There were many places to visit nearby. Lavenham was a real favourite and with miles of beautiful walking countryside on our doorstep, we were spoilt for choice. We would definitely return to this cottage.

Monday, 16th of May, 2011, Marilyn:
warm, friendly, beautifully appointed cottage - full of atmosphere, and perfectly situated for exploring Constable country and all of Suffolk. Roaring log fire difficult to take myself away from! A perfect place.

Friday, 6th of May, 2011, Frank:
Once again a perfect haven away from everything.

Friday, 29th of April, 2011, Ray and Paul:
Cosy, comfortable, convenient venue for exploring the Suffolk area.

Thursday, 21st of April, 2011, Geoff and Corhyn:
Great little cottage. Very quiet and relaxing. Lovely village and Hadleigh - everything you'd need and good base to explore a lovely part of the country.

Monday, 11th of April, 2011, Chris and Alison:
Wonderful bolt hole with real character. Just the ticket for unwinding.

Sunday, 28th of November, 2010, Russell and Natasha:
A beautiful cottage with special touches, a real tonic for us.

Thursday, 2nd of September, 2010, Graham and Sally:
Lovely area with plenty to see and do.

Saturday, 21st of August, 2010, Sara and Robin:
The Old Monkey - a cosy little bolt-hole that really is as cosy, comfortable and welcoming as the site suggests.

Sunday, 15th of August, 2010, Jill:
What a beautiful place to stay! Great walks, fantastic views and great dog friendly pubs and shops!

Friday, 6th of August, 2010, Samantha:
Beautiful old world cottage in an exceptional location.

Monday, 2nd of August, 2010, Wendy:
Cottage was quirky and local people were friendly.

Friday, 23rd of July, 2010, Jo and Kevin:
Wonderful cottage, so relaxing and perfectly equipped.

Tuesday, 20th of April, 2010, Katherine:
Wonderful stay in the heart of a beautiful slice of old England !

Friday, 9th of April, 2010, Nick and Paula:
A very comfortable stay at this lovely little cottage. Full of character.

Friday, 9th of April, 2010, Philip and Hilary:
A great find !

Sunday, 4th of April, 2010, Em and Andy:
The website doesn't do this lovely little cottage justice. It's even more beautiful in reality.

Sunday, 28th of March, 2010, Rebecca:
A lovely cosy cottage - perfect for exploring Constable Country.

Monday, 15th of March, 2010, Tony and Sylvia:
Well equipped cottage. Friendly people. Pretty and interesting area - lots to see. Lovely walks nearly, especially railway walk.

Friday, 26th of February, 2010, Tracy:
We stayed at The Old Monkey on a cold wet weekend in February. The cottage was wonderful - romantic with the log fire and very cosy. Hadleigh (a short walk away) has some lovely local shops. Do come.

Friday, 19th of February, 2010, Richard and Hannah:
A cosy and homely cottage that more than made up for the cold, February weather.

Friday, 12th of February, 2010, Sharon and Ian:
Beautiful cottage, beautiful surroundings, Hadleigh is a must see! The perfect setting for our first valentines together. Excellent hosts. Will definately be using Grove Cottages again. Big Thankyou!

Friday, 5th of February, 2010, Pete and Emily:
Lovely cottage full of character and a great base to explore Suffolk from. Warm welcome received on arrival.

Friday, 29th of January, 2010, Helen and Philip:
Welcoming fire, cosy and comfortable atmosphere - instantly felt right at home!

Monday, 18th of January, 2010, Emma and Paul:
Lovely character cottage.

Friday, 20th of November, 2009, Paul and Michelle:
A lovely romantic cosy cottage, perfect for a romantic weekend away.

Monday, 9th of November, 2009, Louisa:
A lovely cosy cottage and a great break away from it all.

Friday, 6th of November, 2009, Rachel:
Enjoyable small break in a small cottage with lots of character and charm.

Monday, 26th of October, 2009, Sarah:
What a wonderful cottage in a lovely location ! Very relaxing.

Saturday, 19th of September, 2009, Lisa:
We had a wonderful stay - a really sweet little cottage that was perfect for a weekend away - I'm only sorry we didn't have longer !

Friday, 18th of September, 2009, Tim:
The Old Monkey is compact and quirky. Nice and central to all the attractions. The George Pub has to be the most friendliest pub I have ever been in!

Monday, 14th of September, 2009, Anthony:
Lovely cottage, beautiful surrounding countryside.

Sunday, 6th of September, 2009, Martin:
Hadleigh is an undiscovered gem of a place and The Old Monkey is the ideal spot from which to enjoy the town and its villages.

Friday, 10th of July, 2009, Esther:
Gabriels is a lovely cottage with lots of space and all the goods you need for a super stay!

Saturday, 27th of June, 2009, Michele and Richard:
A warm welcome and a lovely little garden! The Anchor at Nayland was really excellent, as described on your website.

Sunday, 21st of June, 2009, Fran and Rich:
We have had a lovely week at the Old Monkey. The cottage is cosy and characterful and a great base to explore the country. Everything is on your doorstep!

Friday, 5th of June, 2009, Annika and Morgan:
Lovely cottage with everything you might need - including garden and parking!

Sunday, 24th of May, 2009, Malcolm and Patricia:
The Old Monkey is well situated and very quiet - an ideal location for exploring and walking.

Sunday, 19th of April, 2009, Emma:
Fantastic cottage, ideally placed for exploring south Suffolk - the cottage was clean, warm and had a real sense of country luxury. We loved our week there!

Tuesday, 14th of April, 2009, Chris:
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage. We had a lovely warm welcome from Catherine. The breakfast basket was superb. The lit open fire on arrival was delightful.

Tuesday, 14th of April, 2009, Victoria and Kevin:
A welcome change from normal life. Have loved relaxing on the comfy sofa in front of the roaring fire.

Friday, 30th of January, 2009, Catherine:
Home from home - a relaxing week in ancient surroundings.

Friday, 16th of January, 2009, Louise:
The Old Monkey has bags of character and just what we wanted! The local information was invaluable and we loved our day out to Dunwich.

Friday, 9th of January, 2009, Jane:
Fantastic cottage - really cosy and functional - welcome retreat from the city - lovely hosts.

Monday, 8th of December, 2008, Amy:
Cosy & Quaint - just what we needed to escape the city!

Sunday, 23rd of November, 2008, Mike & Kate:
A relaxing break in this fantastic time machine. A winning formula!

Friday, 7th of November, 2008, Kirsty & Andy:
We have had a very relaxing stay at The Old Monkey; our requirements were simple - get away from home, relax, unwind, log fires, walks to pubs, lovely countryside, warm welcome. It ticked all those boxes. Thank you very much.

Monday, 3rd of November, 2008, Fiona:
We went for a long lovely, but cold and wet walk and it was great to come back to such a cosy cottage, with a lovely open fire. Thanks for a much needed break!

Friday, 10th of October, 2008, Helen:
The cottage is magical, full of charm and character. I received a very warm welcome. Lots of useful information in the cottage. 2 days of peace and tranquillity in beautiful surroundings. 10 out of 10.

Sunday, 5th of October, 2008, Mandie:
Wonderful, quaint cottage. Very cosy and comfortable with everything you could need. Location is great with quiet surroundings. Great log fire! 10/10 Met all our expectations - our first time away was a wonderful experience. Thank You!!

Friday, 5th of September, 2008, Mr & Mrs Markham:
The most delightful cottage and town with such a warm feeling of character. The whole Grove Cottages experience has been excellent and we will certainly use them again for a repeat visit to Suffolk. A*, 10/10

Thursday, 28th of August, 2008, Daisy & Adrian:
Just what we needed, exactly what we were after, The Old Monkey is great ! We shall definitely be booking a grove cottage again !

Thursday, 5th of June, 2008, Julie & Trevor:
The Old Monkey is absolutely SPLENDID!!

Wednesday, 4th of June, 2008, Steve & Chris:
Friendly people, lovely countryside and excellent pubs with great food. A character cottage to stay in. We would come back here, that's a fact!!

Monday, 7th of April, 2008, Verity & Dennis:
Lovely cottage, beautifully kept & well presented. Very pleasant to arrive to a lit fire - thanks! Thoroughly enjoyable stay with bright sunshine - and snow!

Friday, 15th of February, 2008, Allen & Andrew:
We have had a lovely time. The Old Monkey was perfect for us and we loved Hadleigh. The lit fire, Miles Davis playing & some fresh local supplies were a very much welcomed surprise. Very special. Thank you.

Friday, 25th of January, 2008, Elaine:
Fantastic cottage, great for a romantic break and great location. Could not ask for more. Thank you!

Friday, 25th of January, 2008, Jo:
The Old Monkey is a quiet,cosy retreat for 2. Great for a autumn/winter break. Hadleigh has some lovely buildings and great walks with plenty of pubs.

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