|Location of the cottage:||Belchamp Walter|
|Number of bedrooms:||1|
|Children / Babies:||No / 1 Babe in Arms - minimum guest age is 18 years|
|Arrival days (changeover):||Sunday, Monday, Friday|
A Wonderfully Romantic and Secluded Location
One of the three 'Lovejoy' cottages: A superb artistic conversion of a Water Mill, Lovejoys Mill is a very special treat for a lucky couple.
Lovejoys Mill sits in the Estate of Belchamp Hall where the famous TV series Lovejoy was filmed, it is surrounded by beautiful countryside on the Suffolk/Essex border.
This stunningly converted 17th Century Mill is at the very end of a tiny little lane in the Belchamp Brook river valley beside a beautiful Mill Pond with views over pretty water meadows that have remained unchanged for centuries; its setting could hardly be more romantic or peaceful.
The Lovejoy Connection:
If you are a fan of the Lovejoy TV show and are looking to visit some of the locations locally, here are a few ideas:
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 of firewood and a bucket of coal will be provided free, more will be available at cost - firelighters will be 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 the owner that these are available before you arrive to avoid disappointment if they are in for maintenence
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.
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.
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.
There is a lovely private tennis court at this cottage.
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.
We can offer you your own Personal Chef at this cottage to create the perfect evening in.
London Liverpool Street station - Colchester station = 47 mins
London Liverpool Street station - (change at Marks Tey) Sudbury station = 79 mins
Colchester - taxis at station - 45 mins to cottage
Sudbury - Sudbury Town Taxis 01787 377366 - 15 mins to cottage
Use Grove Cottages multiple times per year; this definitely goes on the list of properties to repeat. I'd love to come in spring/summer and make use of the seating outside. In winter, it's been a delight to go out wrapped up for chilly weather then return to underfloor heating, awesome shower and cosy log burner. I loved being snug while listening to the wind and rain. Great facilities, lovely welcome hamper. I'll be back. Thank you
Fantastic peaceful stay in beautiful surroundings.
Wonderful, idyllic location, beautiful and welcoming cottage.
Really lovely cottage - you've thought of everything. Very peaceful location too.
Beautiful cottage - well done up, fully equipped with all you need! Tranquil setting - lots of lovely walks around here
Wonderfully relaxing weekend - loved all the wildlife. Thank you so much for the welcome pack, most appreciated!
All of the above! Plus: most comfortable bed EVER and such calming surroundings. Great credit to the owners for their restoration
Beyond every expectation, a thrill to be here and thank you for the hospitality! Love the artwork
The best rest we've had in England. Wonderful accommodation and a thrill to be at Lovejoyâ€™s Mill. Thank you so much for Having us !
Lovely weekend here, wonderful setting.
Delightfully peaceful! We saw munjacs in the sun and cosied up in the rain!
Absolutely beautiful and peaceful place to stay when needing a break from the past paced city life. We did bring our own kitchen stuff to cook some fancy dinners, only to discover just how well equipped the Mill was!! Top notch!! We saw a few wild muntjac across the pond, and really enjoyed everything about the Mill. We will certainly be back...highly recommend!! This is such a hidden gem of a place! It was lovely also to be welcomed by Charlie and hear where/how the Mill was transformed! We will certainly be back. Thank you -:)
We have never know such peace on a short holiday, never wish to leave!
This place of all the Grove Cottages (and we have been to a few!) is our favourite. The 'Grove Preparation' is here and that is always welcome but it is the location that scores the final win! In any season this is an incredible refuge from modern life. Don't change a thing!
Magical place. Starry starry nights!
We had a wonderful long weekend. Such a peaceful and relaxing place. We didn't want to leave
A hidden gem on our doorstep, beautiful to be able to look at the stars with no light pollution. A perfect place to reconnect with nature and our opportunity to remind ourselves of the joys of simplicity. Less can definitely be more.
Thank you for a very enjoyable stay. The Mill is lovely and very cosy. The local information we found incredibly useful, especially the detail on local walks. A very relaxing few days
A wonderful quiet and relaxing stay, in an outstanding location. Thank you
Another lovely break, so much character to the Mill and it's accessories. Relaxing, peaceful, just what we needed!
So comfy and cosy - a perfect autumn/winter cottage. Enjoyed moonlit walks up the lane in perfect stillness, complete relaxation
We had the most peaceful and lovely honeymoon here. Wish we could live here! Hope to return soon, thank you
A lovely cottage in a lovely place. We gad a great time here, very cosy and peaceful could not fault it. We will return one day, thank you Charles and Helen.
You have created an amazing place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life! Thank you for a great weekend
Beautiful setting, wonderful wildlife and local walks, would highly recommend. Thank you
A late booking due to a cancelled holiday to Cuba thanks to 'Irma', but what a fantastic alternative. Everything that we needed, peace, quiet and relaxation in beautiful surroundings. Thank you, we will be back!
A fantastic cottage in beautiful, quiet countryside. Lovely dog walks; great breakfast pack
A perfect location for a peaceful and relaxing break. Thank you for everything, including the welcome pack.
A unique experience in an easy distance from London. We looked at lots of other cottages before deciding on this one, and we were not disappointed. The location and the cottage itself far exceeded our expectations. It's the perfect environment to have a private and romantic break! We loved it, and like everyone else will most certainly come again!
We had a magical stay - wished we lived here! Thank you for everything x
Lovejoys Mill is truly wonderful and very comfortable. The facilities provided are much appreciated as they enhanced our break. The media, collection of books and log burning stove are first class. The well maintained garden area is perfect for our dog. This was our third visit and again we thank Helen & Charlie for their kind attention. We'll be back -:)
Absolutely wonderful cottage in a truly dreamy location. Thank you Charlie & Helen for a wonderful stay again. We have had the best weekend. It was so good to be back and have more time to chill out.
What a wonderful place to stay! Our expectations were high as we had booked with Grove Cottages in the past, but Lovejoys Mill exceeded them. It has been beautifully restored with great attention to detail. Above all it is situated in such an idyllic and tranquil spot. Perfect for a weeks relaxation. We found it hard to tear ourselves away.
We have enjoyed a perfect and wonderful stay at Lovejoys Mill. The accommodation is so comfortable and welcoming. The surroundings and wildlife are amazing - from the kingfisher feeding at the pond, to seeing 4 swans waddle past, stopping off to be fed from our window. The owls calling to each other at night, all very romantic and we can't wait to come back for a longer stay to explore further afield. Just lovely.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our second visit to Lovejoys MIll. Many thanks to Helen for making the cottage clean, warm and welcoming. Thanks to Charlie too for dropping by. The Mill has all the facilities and comforts we could ask for and our dog loves it here too. We would recommend a stay here at any time of the year. The kitchen facilities, TV and internet are all superb and we found the cottage to be a 'home from home'.
Lovely cottage and great location with walks from the door.
Mabel loved the walks from the door! Beautiful cottage in a great location!
Beautifully decorated, warm and cosy! Can't wait to return
Second visit and still a wonderful relaxing place to stay. We will be coming back for a third visit.
Quintessential holiday cottage, great location. Fantastic stay, we loved it.
Back for our second visit. Thanks for laying on the Kingfisher each morning! Just beautiful xx
Thanks to Charlie & Helen for a wonderful 5 day break. Mungo and Daisy (the dogs) made us smile.! Stayed in many cottages in England and found this one to be the best by far. Thanks again!
We had a perfect week at Lovejoys Mill! The character and charm of the property were the best we've every seen. The views and surrounding area were beautiful and made for a very peaceful and relaxing holiday. The local area information in the welcome pack were extremely useful and the facilities in the cottage itself were of an excellent standard. We cannot wait to come back again!
What a beautiful place! Loved everything about it. So clean and loved the quirkiness! Would definitely stay longer next time as we didn't want to leave. Thank you so much.
Amazing, beautiful, lovely relaxing cottage. Couldn't have asked for more - spent hours watching the kingfisher
A wonderful spot for the wildlife photographer.....a luxurious and homely place for our 5 days - thank you!
We have had a wonderful week in the Mill.- - thank you. Have enjoyed the views, wildlife and most of all the cottage itself - magical!
Had an amazing time. Accommodation was outstanding. Thank you - will be back next year x
This was our third visit to Lovejoys Mill. An oasis of calm in an otherwise busy world. We will be back with you again next year.
What a fantastic week! We've hardly left the Mill all week as it has been so idyllic.So much wildlife to see and hear; swans, moorhens, kingfishers, grey heron, cows, horses, pheasants, deer, stoat, owls, birds of prey, rabbits, dragonflies and more. We have already booked to come back next Easter!
Fabulous accommodation and plenty of beautiful walks. Thank you! x
A beautiful, tranquil, relaxing place to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. Loved walks around the countryside with lovely pubs. We will be back.
Lovely place. Enjoyed the heron, kingfishers, moorhen family and quadrapeds in the field who enjoyed an apple or two. Didn't bother with TV!
Exceptionally good weather added to a wonderful 6 days here.
Thank you for a wonderful 6 year anniversary weekend away. The cottage is amazing and we have loved our stay here. It is a beautiful setting, very comfortable and peaceful, just what we needed!
What a stunning place. We enjoyed the wildlife, the beautiful location, the peace and quiet. It's hard to leave but time to say 'thank you'!
Hard to leave this tranquil place. Suffolk is a beauty even in the rain!
Had a great time. Cottage is beautiful, more than we expected. Will definitely recommend this place to others.
Great weather, great walks, very relaxing, most enjoyable. This was our second visit - hope there will be more!
We spent our wedding night here at the Mill and it has been magical, such an idyllic, romantic setting. Beautiful barn and walking up to the ducks, what more could you want?! Hopefully we will be back.
Wow! Stunning place in a beautiful setting. Would love to return
This is by far one of the nicest places we have stayed. The owners have done an amazing job in keeping everything natural. Surrounding villages are stunning and lovely to see independent traders. Everyone is friendly and the pub grub is quality. Honestly, you will not want to leave
Amazing place in a fantastic, unspoilt and tranquil location. The cottage was pure luxury!
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in the cottage. It is clean, comfortable and cosy. Nice walks on the doorstep. Beautiful towns and villages nearby. Plenty to see and do
An amazing place and perfect to unwind which is just what we needed. Lovely walks on your doorstep and great wildlife. Will definitely return
A fantastic place to spend a long weekend
A beautiful and well equipped hideaway perfect for de-stressing from work. Great local walks especially to The Pheasant at Gestingthorpe
What an amazing place! I would like to thank the owner, Helen and Grove Cottages! We will definitely be back!!
Wow! Amazing place - one of the nicest we've stayed in - hoping to come back soon! Thanks x
An amazing Mill in a wonderful location. Perfect to recharge life and relax. The Mill exceeded our expectations. What an amazing renovation. We will definitely be returning.
Thank you Helen for being so kind -:). We had a relaxing time in a delightful and serene location, in a quality old mill. Wonderful!
We had a lovely stay at Lovejoys Mill. The cottage is beautiful and is fully equipped with everything you could want. It is in such an idyllic location, the peaceful mill pond, snow drop woods and of course the lovely, friendly horse. We enjoyed a visit to Gainsborough Spa, Sudbury, Long Melford and The Pheasant where we had a beautiful dinner. Superb cottage - great find. We will be back - faultless!
This time last year we stayed at Lovejoys and had no complaints there. We chose Lovejoys Mill this time and again no complaints. We absolutely love it here and will definitely be back. The greeting from Helen makes it all the more personal, friendly, polite, bubbly and professional
This is our first visit to Lovejoys Mill and we've had a very enjoyable and relaxing break. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped and dog friendly too. A chilly night with a log fire is the perfect antidote to stress. Many thanks to Helen & Charlie for a wonderful winter break.
Lovely relaxing weekend. This is our second time at Lovejoys Mill and once again we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you.
This is our third visit to Lovejoys Mill. It really is perfect, we love the location and the wonderful Mill is so warm, cosy and comfortable.
Wonderful house and setting with the dawn call of the waterfowl. Great to explore Clare, Cavendish and the Lovejoy connection
We have a lot of short breaks in the Suffolk and Norfolk areas, and this beats all of them. Fantastic accommodation and liking the Lovejoy TV series helped our decision when browsing the internet.
Very cosy welcoming cottage, excellently converted. Juliet balcony a wonderful idea, even in the wind and rain!
Fantastic, romantic hideaway, just perfect for a relaxing weekend. Sorry to leave.
This place oozes cosiness and rustic style. We love it.
Lovely location for walks with our dog. Picturesque view over the pond, watching the birds in the morning. Conveniently located near a pub, farm shop and tea room.
Lovejoy’s Mill is a gem of a cottage ideal for dog owners, peaceful, idyllic setting with good walks and all around.
A wonderful, peaceful location. Charlie and Helen do a wonderful job of greeting guests. The whole Lovejoy's experience is very good - there is nothing to add!
We had a wonderful weekend. The Mill is beautiful and it's location is perfect for a peaceful and relaxing break!. We will definitely be recommending to friends and look forward to returning.
In a beautiful, tranquil setting with wildlife within a few feet of the door.
The Mill is very spacious and airy, with a cosy and very comfortable feel to it. We feel so lucky to have discovered an absolute gem of a place. This has been our 4th stay in a Grove cottage and this one has exceeded our expectations in every way possible. We have had such a peaceful and relaxing hoilday in such beautiful and serene surroundings. Thank you! x
Grove Cottages have found another gem! Lovejoys Mill is the perfect holiday retreat and provides instant relaxation. A haven of peace and tranquility to enjoy nature and it's inhabitants. Absolutely wonderful - can't recommend too highly.
Expectations very much as described on website. The Mill ticks all the boxes for us and we seriously can't think of any further improvements to be made.
We come back time and again to Grove Cottages. Not only do you know that they will be well equipped and in the most idyllic locations, but that each cottage has it's own unique and cosy character. Lovejoys Mill excels - what a truly wonderful place!
Beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Peaceful and romantic - exactly what we wanted from our weekend away. Thank you.
We have been staying in Suffolk for 12/13 years and this exceeds the best of all The Grove Cottages and anywhere we have stayed. We absolutely love this one and in the style of all good movies "we'll be back"!
So comfy, cosy and beautiful surroundings - we wish we were staying longer.
What a lovely stay. Beautiful accommodation and fantastic finishing touches. Fluffy white towels and crisp cotton sheets. Fantastic - thank you.
Fantastic stay and accommodation - we will be back
We said we'd return and so we did! Just as idyllic as on our first visit with a very warm and helpful welcome from Helen.
Exceptional place and location - stunning refurb, cannot recommend it highly enough. We will be back!
Comfortable, cosy and very tranquil. A well renovated mill conversion adding mod cons, without detracting from it's original rustic charm.
The perfect place for our first holiday - a truly wonderful cottage in beautiful surroundings.
By far the best romantic place to stay. Extremely well decorated, amazing views, and great welcome from the owner. A true gem!
Our expectations were met more than we imagined. We had a wonderful stay, perfect, thank you.
An amazing weekend away. The cottage is very clean, warm and cosy. Had everything we need to enjoy our stay.
Wonderful, quiet cottage in fabulous surrounds. Extremely sensitively renovated but with all mod cons. It was breathtaking to see Kingfisher and Muntjac deer from the cottage each morning, and the walking from the cottage door was endless and splendid. My wife and I are now totally relaxed and would happily come back!
An amazing cottage, so clean and cosy, a perfect weekend away. Already want to book again - thank you.
A truly beautiful place to stay - the most relaxed we have been in a very long time. Thank you.
What a gorgeous place! Beautifully restored, totally cosy and in the loveliest surroundings. We didn't want to leave! The most comfortable bed in the world!
The Mill is spacious and homely and extremely comfortable. It is furnished to a high specification, and is just a little 'different'.
Beautiful place and stunning scenery. A great place to rest for a few days. Very charming and would recommend to everyone!!
Perfect weekend! Idyllic location and beautiful property. We don't want to leave!
A beautiful idyllic place - perfect if you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing and tranquil weekend away! Would definitely recommend! The welcome basket was a lovely surprise!!
What a fabulous place! Lovely weekend despite the rain. So relaxing you don't want to go anywhere else. Look forward to coming back!
A thoroughly relaxing short break. The mill is such a comfortable and peaceful place to stay.
A short and sweet break. Booked on the day of arrival. Brilliant spur of the moment decision, wonderful relaxing break. Just what we needed. Will certainly be back soon!! Thank you.
Very pleasant weekend spent relaxing in this beautifully designed and excellently located mill. Just what the doctor ordered! Will be back!
Excellent short break. Everything about the "mill" was excellent - including the eccentric bathroom!
Excellent property to unwind and relax, beautiful decor, everything you need for a getaway from it all weekend. Fab walks, pubs and quaint towns, didn't want to leave. Second time with Grove Cottages and will be returning for a third, fabulous choice of cottages to choose from. Thank you for a lovely weekend break.
Idyllic - a perfect marriage of location and accommodation, and we even had sunshine! Thank you to all for a wonderful visit - we plant to return!
Stayed for the weekend. Beautiful place. Our 16 month old daughter loved it - would love to come back.
An excellent example of a 'Grove Cottage'. Wonderful location, excellent styling and a perfect welcome from Helen and Charles. Thank you so much for letting us be the very first visitors to the old mill - you have created such a welcoming and beautifully styled space to spend a weekend, or a week, or a lifetime! Very happy memories - thank you.
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