The Tryst

5 Star rating

Cottage Details

Cottage: The Tryst
Location of the cottage: Lavenham
Number of bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 5 (You can add an extra Child in the booking process for £40)
Children / Babies: Yes,
Arrival days (changeover): Monday, Friday
Pets: 2 (medium size dogs)
Mark Scott

Grade 1 Listed and of Exceptional Historical Interest

The Tryst offers luxury and comfort without compromise, in the heart of Lavenham, Suffolk.

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

The Tryst is a really gorgeous and historic Grade 1 Listed House dating back to the early 15th century, in the picturesque village of Lavenham.


Cottage Walk Through

  • Ideally sleeping 5, The Tryst can accomodate 6, but please talk to us first if you have any concerns because we don't want you to be uncomfortable. This does restrict the space in the downstairs bedroom and is only suitable for when children are using the room. There is an additional £40 chargefor the extra bed which can be included during the booking process.
     
  • You enter The Tryst into a cosy sitting room with a massive bressummered inglenook fireplace containing a charming wood burner. There are ancient beams throughout and a beautifully decorated wood panelled wall; the sitting room contains two comfy sofas. Through the door in the wood panelled wall is a good sized farmhouse kitchen with its wonderful working Aga stove and shaker style interior.
     
  • The kitchen is well appointed and looks out over the pretty walled 'knot garden' with its arbours and sun trap corners in which you can enjoy a relaxing drink or meal 'al fresco'. To the right of the sitting room is the deep red dining room which easily seats 6 at its oak refectory table.
     
  • From here you carry on round to The Indian Room. This is a ground floor single bedroom with double oak  doors leading out to the garden. Next to it is the downstairs 'wet room' (shower bathroom). The single Indian Bed Room also has a truckle bed which can be pulled out to accommodate an extra person at a squeeze but please call first to discuss this option. There is a charge of £40 for the additional bed.
     
  • Up the pretty winding stairs from the dining room is a large hall leading to the bathroom with its pretty roll top bath and the two double bedrooms.
     
  • The Gold Room is the master bedroom. This light and airy room reaching up to the high rafters boasts a twenty one arm brass chandelier. From here you can see the house that was featured in the Harry Potter films as his ancient country house.
     
  • The French Room has windows on three aspects. It is very light and has beautiful views over the garden. The wonderful beam work reaches high up to culminate in the historic Crown Post. The room is furnished in a French theme and is a very romantic.
     
  • The beautiful structure of the building with its Tudor nooks, wattle and daub walls, lovely antique furniture, magnificent beams, broad oak floors and uneven lines creates an extremely warm, cosy and fascinating atmosphere.


This is a house to really enjoy, but even historical buildings have to keep up with the times.

  • So... Good unlimited wireless broadband is provided via BT.  

  • A smart, internet enabled TV is provided in the sitting room and has access to Freeview.  

  • We have thrown in Netflix too, so you are very welcome to immerse yourself in their extended library of films and TV series!  

  • A Bluetooth enabled Bose iPod dock is available.  

  • A washing machine, dishwasher and fridge with freezer compartment are all hidden away in the kitchen.  

  • Old and new books are available for you to read as well as magazines and AGA cook books.  

  • Central heating is fitted throughout, with underfloor heating.

There is unrestricted parking outside the house and normally it is possible to park very close. For a fuller description of this beautiful 'listed' house please click here.

 

The Location

  • Lavenham is widely regarded as England's best preserved medieval village and is full of beautiful historic houses and lovely pubs and restaurants with pretty Suffolk countryside just a short stroll away.
     
  • Lavenham contains some excellent Restaurants and Pubs, The Great House is rated as one of the best French Restaurants in England, The Swan Hotel which is a gorgeous building with a fascinating bar, has a very highly acclaimed restaurant for non-guests and guests alike.
     
  • The Market Place is only 100 yards away and features the wonderful National Trust owned Guildhall, which featured as the backdrop for the 1960's cult film “Witchfinder General” with Vincent Price. The Guildhall now houses a fascinating local history Museum. There are many good pubs, tea rooms, beauty salons, and lovely old fashioned village shops nearby.
     
  • Lavenham is really tiny but was once England's 13th most prosperous town - in the 1500's! Its importance stems from its wool and weaving trade reflected by its amazing array of historic buildings.
     
  • There are stunning marked circular walks around the village as well as down the old disused railway line to Long Melford, This walk is a designated Nature Reserve and Long Melford is another famous Medieval Suffolk Village home to the Lovejoys TV series and a great place to go antique hunting.
     
  • This is a very beautiful and romantic holiday cottage in a really outstanding historic location, offering real 5 star quality and luxury.
     

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: These are located at The Grove CO10 5PP, please call me on 01787 211 115 office hours or 01787 211419 out of hours to arrange to pick some up, we are right on the cycle route and just 4 miles away. Please check with me that these are available before you arrive to avoid disappointment if they are in for maintenence  

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

Treats

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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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 - 32 mins to cottage

Sudbury - Sudbury Town Taxis 01787 377366 - 17 mins to cottage

What the Guests Say

  • Friday, 5th of May, 2017, Carol & Pete:

    A very enjoyable stay. Came down for a wedding in Long Melford - loved wandering around. Could have spent more time here, but family duties dictated otherwise. The cottage was cosy and every need catered for. Many thanks.

  • Monday, 17th of April, 2017, Sue, Claire & Anne:

    A very happy Easter weekend - even better with the hot cross buns and golden eggs in the welcome basket! Thank you.

  • Monday, 27th of March, 2017, Debbie & Tim:

    Our second stay at this gorgeous cottage and we were not disappointed. The cottage is immaculate, very cosy and in a perfect position - a few minutes walk to Lavenham High Street and the famous square. We feel like we have been here much longer than a long weekend and look forward to returning soon. Many thanks.

  • Friday, 17th of February, 2017, Heloise:

    An enjoyable stay at a historically fascinating home. Lavenham is beautiful, we all enjoyed the Guildhall.

  • Sunday, 5th of February, 2017, Matt & Michelle:

    Another amazing stay! A fabulous cottage, can't wait to stay again! Thank you!

  • Sunday, 30th of October, 2016, Elaine:

    We brought our mum and dad here to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary/80th birthday and it couldn't have been better. Thank you for sharing your beautiful, special home with us. It's such a privilege to be able to stay in such a lovely place. We'll be back!! Thank you Emily - you're a fab housekeeper.

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

    Came all the way from Mauritius to visit Lavenham and what a beautiful cottage to stay in. It was perfect and couldn't fault it one bit. Everything from the bed to the welcome basket was divine. Will definitely be staying here again with family.

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

    Thanks for a lovely stay and the prompt attention of your manager to sort the problem in the living room. Everything was comfortable and the beds were lovely.

  • Friday, 17th of June, 2016, Claire, Graham, Glenn, Jeanette and Jim the dog:

    Fabulous cottage, warm, cosy and very comfortable. Especially love the beautifully laundered bedding and towels (smelled so fresh and fragrant). Cannot fault anything, we will definitely return.

  • Friday, 27th of May, 2016, Ann:

    Beautiful setting in a glorious town with a great garden for catching the sun. We are very pleased with everything and will recommend this property and the service from Grove Cottages. Many thanks.

  • Friday, 15th of April, 2016, Ruth:

    A very special cottage in a fabulous location. Great to stay somewhere so comfortable and cosy as well as dog friendly, within an amazing village. Magical secluded garden -couldn't be better

  • Thursday, 25th of February, 2016, Lorraine:

    Fab house - had a great time!

  • Sunday, 21st of February, 2016, Charmian:

    Cottage like a tardis! Lovely to have somewhere there are enough plates etc to have family over for supper.

  • Monday, 8th of February, 2016, Matt, Michelle, Alison & Mum:

    A great base for my 40th! Family joined too - we have stayed here before and it was just as lovely as we remembered.

  • Monday, 1st of February, 2016, Tessa:

    Wonderful weekend break at The Tryst - was perfect and loved the hamper. Great pubs and lovely location in Lavenham.

  • Sunday, 17th of January, 2016, John & Sharn:

    Emily could not have been more welcoming on arrival. Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend; walking around the picturesque village and sampling the delights of The Swan and the numerous tea rooms, were just some of the highlights - stupendous!

  • Sunday, 3rd of January, 2016, Sue:

    I just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time at The Tryst - it's probably the nicest holiday cottage we've ever stayed in! Emily welcomed us very warmly, and the house was very comfortable.

  • Friday, 20th of November, 2015, Jean:

    Back to The Tryst for the second time this year, this time with family. The cottage, as always is lovely and cosy. Enjoyed walks, pottering and a great meal in the Greyhound. We will be back again.

  • Monday, 9th of November, 2015, Sheila:

    We had a lovely break. Comfortable beds, great location with nice pubs and restaurants.

  • Friday, 28th of August, 2015, Sue, Jane & Maureen:

    What a lovely cottage! We arrived in hot sunshine and enjoyed the garden but the cottage was comfortable and cosy when we spent a day at home.

  • Sunday, 14th of June, 2015, James, Renata, Amelia, Frederich & Evelyn:

    We spent a wonderful weekend at The Tryst with our children. The house is lovely and really cosy. This is our second visit to Lavenham and it is a very special place. Amelia aged 9 - this is a lovely, cosy place. I really enjoyed staying here and the garden is really beautiful.

  • Tuesday, 26th of May, 2015, Ernie:

    We have rented cottages for many years! Can truly say this is without a doubt the best. Most enjoyable on every level from character and attention to detail, to the amazing village of Lavenham.

  • Monday, 25th of May, 2015, Nigel:

    Lovely cottage and garden! We had a very nice time here, great for studying and relaxing. Also especially enjoyed pretending to be Thomas Cromwell! Nyah aged 9 - this is a lovely house and I wish I lived here because it's so nice.

  • Sunday, 17th of May, 2015, Karen, Jean, Sandy, Sean & Corky:

    A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location.

  • Sunday, 19th of April, 2015, Nick & Christine:

    Really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is warm and comfortable and Suffolk is a nice place to be, when the sun shines (as it did mostly).

  • Friday, 17th of April, 2015, Jo, Gemma, Tania, Sarah & Kirsteen:

    We have thoroughly enjoyed our short break in this stunning 16th century "old world" cottage. The garden was delightful and then sitting by the Aga eating cream teas on the scrubbed pine table, was idyllic. Thank you for such a wonderful respite from our busy lives.

  • Monday, 6th of April, 2015, Mark, Tracy, Devan, Ben & Rowan:

    We had a wonderful, peaceful and relaxing weekend. Lovely, warm, cosy cottage.

  • Monday, 16th of March, 2015, Jean & John:

    A wonderful cottage in a delightful area. We arrived stressed out from work and are leaving very relaxed.

  • Friday, 13th of March, 2015, Alex, Peter & Trish:

    Thank you for the great weekend we spent in this fabulous house. We love Lavenham! Enjoyed coffee in the garden every day - brilliant!

  • Friday, 30th of January, 2015, Fran & David:

    Our gratitude to Simon for his extremely warm welcome. The garden is just wonderful - even in January! p.s. loved the Aga.

  • Sunday, 25th of January, 2015, Karen & Bonnie:

    Thank you very much for a fabulous break in your wonderful cottage. What a pretty village too. Loved the beds - so comfy, the fire and the Aga - never cooked on one before but loved it. A little sad to be going home actually.

  • Monday, 29th of December, 2014, Gunn:

    We had a lovely Christmas in The Tryst. We will for sure come back again. The cottage is so cosy and also good for 6 people. Lavenham is a great village with lots of nice people.

  • Monday, 22nd of December, 2014, Tom, Olivia, Margaret, Janet, Bob & Jenny:

    We came here for a wedding in Alpheton and booked The Tryst for 3 nights - a fantastic idea. The house is charming and cosy. All 6 of us loved every moment of our stay. 2 of us are from Australia and this type of house is not something we are used to - a great experience.

  • Friday, 19th of December, 2014, Carol & Gary:

    We have had a lovely stay in this wonderful house. Loved cooking on the Aga and the welcome pack was a very nice touch - thank you Pippa for all your hard work to make our stay so nice.

  • Friday, 12th of December, 2014, Norma, Gary, Cassie & Abby:

    Lovely cottage and very homely. Lovely village, loved the Aga, garden lovely too. Hope to return next year.

  • Friday, 31st of October, 2014, Jo, Brian, Toby & Phoebe:

    Very relaxing break in a beautiful cottage, loved the garden too.

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

    Gorgeous cottage with all the home comforts. we really enjoyed our time at The Tryst.

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

    We loved the cottage, it has everything we needed for a great stay, cosy, well equipped and comfortable - especially the beds, great linen.

  • Friday, 19th of September, 2014, Elaine & Jim:

    Very enjoyable stay in a beautiful cottage.

  • Saturday, 30th of August, 2014, Amanda:

    We had a lovely stay at The Tryst. What a beautiful village. We found the beds very comfy with fresh clean sheets. The house is very well equipped and cosy. Thank you for providing a great holiday home for us.

  • Friday, 27th of June, 2014, Abby:

    The perfect family home, blissful weather and many happy evenings spent in the beautiful garden. Great Location and dangerously close to some seriously great pubs !

  • Thursday, 19th of June, 2014, Paul:

    You walk in the door & you feel right at home. This exceeds your expectations & offers everything you need and more.

  • Sunday, 1st of June, 2014, Jayne:

    We really enjoyed our stay here and would love to return back next year, when we come again to Suffolk. A wonderful building and we had everything we needed. Really enjoyed cooking on the Aga!!

  • Monday, 26th of May, 2014, Ernie:

    We have rented cottages for many years. I can truly say this is without a doubt the best.Most enjoyable on every level from character and attention to detail of the cottage, to the amazing village of Lavenham.

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