|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|
'Lovejoys' is where the TV series Lovejoy was filmed.
The location is beautiful and surrounded by some gorgeous countryside. A real haven to relax and unwind.
Sitting in the grounds of Belchamp Hall and surrounded by lovely countryside on the Suffolk/Essex border, Lovejoy's is part of a stable block dating from the 18th century, which has been converted into luxury holiday accommodation. Within just 1.5 hours driving distance from London, Lovejoy's is a place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life; a place to unwind, relax and enjoy some tranquillity.
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:
The Half Moon pub in Belchamp St Paul was featured in quite a few episodes.
The Fox Inn, Finchingfield was featured in the 1992 Christmas special (and the village of Finchingfield was featured in two episodes).
Hedingham castle was featured in the 1992 Christmas special as a castle in Prague.
Coggeshall was featured in series four and you may recognise the clock tower.
Townsford Mill, Halstead is an antiques centre featured in series four.
Long Melford was featured many times in the show with the interior of the Bull Hotel and many of the antiques shops.
Belchamp Walter church (just across the road from Lovejoy's) was featured in the last episode called “Last Tango in Lavenham”
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.
Bikes are provided for you free of charge to explore the local lanes, please check with the owner your requirements.
Gainsborough Health Spa is offering 15% off all treatments and spa day packages and 33% off day passes.
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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.
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.
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
We had a wonderful stay in an idyllic setting. The hospitality and thoughtful touches made all the difference. Fantastic surrounding countryside to discover on foot - so leave the car behind. Sudbury is close enough if more entertainment is required. It was very special to share a family estate that has survived the generations.
Our third visit - enough said! Pity we can't take the peacocks home...........
It was so nice to be given those basic supplies, as this really made the stay effortless
Well what can I say "a truly beautiful and stunning place". The perfect place to relax, didn't want to leave, we were given a very warm welcome and a really good welcome pack. Amazing!!
Just perfect! Need to stay longer next time!
A perfect country retreat :-)
Perfect for our requirements; relaxing, quiet, private - thank you
We have visited Lovejoys many times - it is always a pleasure to stay in with peaceful surroundings, a real break from the hectic 'real world'!
Luxury accommodation in a quiet rural setting. A chance to visit stunning Suffolk villages and enjoy their hospitality and beauty.
Lovely cottage in a beautiful rural location allowing for easy exploration of the surrounding area. Made to feel very welcome by the owner and particularly enjoyed the peacocks, which added a wonderful quirkiness
Thank you so very much for a wonderful stay for our wedding. The venue and staff have been second to none. We have loved every minute of our weekend and we will have a lifetime of memories to take away with us xx
Thank you so much for the welcome pack. Beautiful cottage, lovely area. Loved the peacocks! Thank you.
We have had a superb week here. It is our first visit to Suffolk and to Lovejoys and it will not be our last. The area is gorgeous with much to explore and our accommodation is to die for. Thank you so much for the amazing welcome pack and for the welcome you gave us on arrival. We have never been made to feel so welcome! Loved the peacocks and the dogs - thank you x
We had a wonderful stay. It's the most wonderful cottage we have ever stayed in. So peaceful, a perfect retreat. Just perfect, thank you.
Thank you for a lovely stay in wonderful accommodation.
We have had a lovely stay, very relaxed and tranquil. Would definitely recommend.
Being Lovejoy fans we very much enjoyed staying here and visiting places in the area, where filming took place. Lovely welcome basket. Will remember it always. Thank you for a fantastic stay.
We had a fab weekend break at Lovejoys. Cottage was amazing, ample supplies, the hamper was perfect and lasted for the whole of our stay. This was perfect for us to unwind and relax.
We absolutely love coming to Lovejoys. Quality of the welcome basket is excellent - cleanliness excellent. We'll be back.
Another peaceful break in this lovely venue away from the hectic world. Thank you for the generous welcome pack. We hope to return again in the not too distant future. Our very best wishes to Charlie & Helen.
What a wonderful place, so spacious but also warm and cosy. Excellent food basket with local produce - thank you. Will definitely recommend to our friends and family.
Thank you very much for the welcome basket. Another wonderful stay at Lovejoys, we loved every minute of it. Will definitely be back again in the summer xxx
The cosiest place I have every stayed in - just perfect in every way. Highly recommended!
Absolutely idyllic! Loved it. Cosy, tastefully decorated and immaculate. Can't wait to come back
A superb stay - we can't recommend Lovejoys enough! The accommodation is charming and cosy - ideal for Lovejoy fans who wish to journey down memory lane.
Lovejoys is a truly special destination for anyone looking for a cosy, beautiful escape from every day. I am so sad to have to leave this relaxing little haven. The surrounding countryside is gorgeous even in December! There are so many places to explore, I hope to return very soon!
Thank you! We have used this place as our home whilst discovering the area - it has served us well...a wonderful space to relax in the calm quiet!! A real tonic for the soul - the welcome pack was very welcome!
We had a wonderful time. We loved the cottage so much, it was so magical it felt Christmas arrived early. Finding a peacock on our doorstep was a big surprise. Perfect place for a peaceful holiday.
We stayed in Lovejoys for our honeymoon and it was perfect. We loved the layout and it's cosy and warm. Plenty of books to read, CDs to play and DVDs to watch.The surrounding area is beautiful - fantastic antique shops to wander around and delicious food in cosy pubs. We will be back soon.
Brilliant stay, definitely come again, love everything about it!
Lovely cottage, very comfortable but with lots of room, all done to a very high standard. Bed and bedding made for a good nights sleep. Lots of interesting items in the cottage, very peaceful and relaxing. Just the place to get away from a busy life for a few days.
So, so peaceful and beautiful. Fab kitchen - meat from Rouse in Long Melford is a must !
Can't recommend this cottage enough. The most relaxing and enjoyable break we've had - it's beyond cosy. The perfect retreat anyone can ask for, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Can't wait to return here again some day soon. Thank you, you've done an amazing job!
Lovely cosy comfortable accommodation in beautiful surroundings with lovely walks in stunning countryside with plenty to see and do in the local area.
Lovejoys is just delightful. Beautiful inside but still war and cosy. A lovely welcome from the owner and the biggest welcome basket we have ever seen! We ended up eating in each night as we loved it so much! Saw lots of wildlife, ducks with ducklings,and all 3 of the peacocks displaying their feathers at the same time, which was such a treat. So peaceful here and so still at night we would just listen to the silence. Would highly recommend.
What an amazing, cosy, beautiful cottage - we have had the most wonderful time here. Very sad to leave but think we'll need to make this a tradition so we look forward to coming here every year. Charlie and Helen are lovely hosts and we look forward to seeing them again. Thank you so much.
"Wow" what an amazing cottage, a truly English house, decor is beautiful and such a cosy homely house. Wonderful bed, sheets and duvet, very clean throughout. Amazed at lovely welcome pack, local bacon was amazing! The little touches here just add to a wonderful experience. Cannot recommend this cottage enough, a pure "gem" -:)
For Lovejoy fans, the perfect accommodation and location and for us as honeymooners!
As Lovejoy fans we loved visiting the areas associated with the programme. As honeymooners(?) couldn't have wished for a more relaxing and romantic place. Accommodation couldn't be bettered. We will be back soon!!!
Cottage comfortable and cosy - weather not so great!
Lovejoys is an absolute delight to stay in. The surroundings are beautiful, loved seeing the peacocks. The cottage is so clean, private and very spacious for two! Wish we could have stayed longer.
My partner booked this delightful bolthole for my birthday weekend. Wow, what an amazing weekend. The cosy warm feeling made us immediately feel at home. A spa day and and a long Sunday walk - what more could one ask for...but to return again I hope!! Excellent hosts - nothing is too much. Thank you x
Booked for a birthday treat by our sons, who stayed in the adjoining cottage for a lovely family gathering.
Lovely long stay over Christmas and New Year. Very cosy and quiet, lovely walks and villages close by. All as described, fantastic cottage.
Such beautiful place. It was so calm and peaceful inside, even bigger and better than it looked on the website. If you want to wind down in beautiful surroundings, come here.
Lovely stay in a lovely cottage. Hope to come back again.
A thoroughly enjoyable break in lovely accommodation, in beautiful surroundings.
Impeccable! Lovely, serene,quiet, unspoilt and impressive house; Belchamp Hall we will definitely return!
Beautiful cottage set in a lovely quiet location, a short country drive from local towns. Had a wonderful meal at Number 10 in Lavenham as suggested in the welcome book. The cottage is exceptionally clean and has that 'cosy' feel. Will definitely be back.
A truly beautiful cottage set in a delightful secluded location. Wonderful for our getaway from hectic city life!
We have had a perfect weekend. Lovejoys is just stunning, the surroundings beautiful and the peacocks a delight. Belchamp Hall is a fabulous setting for a relaxing and comfortable break. Thank you, we will be back.
Thank you for making our 20th wedding anniversary perfect. The cottage and surroundings surpassed our expectations.
Lovejoys is a stunning property set in beautiful surroundings. Very relaxing with all the home comforts you could wish for. Fantastic welcome basket of breakfast goodies. Very friendly owners with lovely dogs and beautiful peacocks.
I wish we had longer in this cottage! We will come back!
Delightful stay, friendly greeting, lovely local produce on arrival and extremely well placed. Enjoyed cycling around the area and kayaking in Sudbury. Of course not forgetting the entertainment of the peacocks and a few games of tennis. Overall excellent break!
We have had a wonderful time! The cottage is exactly as pictured on the website - but possibly even better! All the little personal touches, such as the welcome basket, customised map. Everything was thought of and the peacocks were a delightful surprise. Thank you so much.
Cottage definitely has the "wow" factor! Excellent location for a romantic weekend away.
The most beautiful, quiet location with fantastic walks. Lovejoys is a little piece of heaven, romantic and cosy. Our stay has been just fantastic... thank you so much xx
After a crazy few weeks we were looking for somewhere to relax - and what a find. Lovely cottage in a lovely setting.
This was our second stay at Lovejoys and we found it to be as peaceful and relaxing as before. The location is ideal; being in beautiful countryside and yet only a short drive to all the necessities. The accommodation is comfortable and clean with lovely decor. The welcome basket was well stocked and the bread is especially delicious - wish we could come every weekend!
Beautiful cottage, beautiful locaton! Enjoyed every minute - didn't want to leave.
We had a truly amazing weekend at Lovejoys. Excellent local pubs, complete relaxation and some lovely country walks/cycle rides. Would come back in a heartbeat. We had a truly amazing stay - what a place!
Perfect weekend getaway - can't fault this place! We'll even miss the peacocks funny noises. 100% we will be back again.
Fantastic cottage and location. Superb in every way - faultless stay (cottage and locaton).
Enjoyable, peaceful, relaxing stay. We will definitely be returning. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise and very much appreciated. Thank you.
An amazing relaxing place, just what we needed to recharge our batteries. We will be back, loved exploring the local villages.
Relaxing and peaceful, lovely walks, great place to stay.
Relaxing and peaceful week, lovely walks, great place to stay.
Lovely relaxing weekend before baby arrives - the perfect retreat! Can't wait to come back. Thank you.
A magical place to spend our wedding anniversary! A lovely welcome from Helen. Thank you.
A lovely week, excellent customer serivce, great basket of food, will come back for a third time! Thank you.
A wonderful idyllic place, makes you glad to be alive. Would stay for the rest of my life!!
We had come away for a week to rest and recuperate, as we are carers for three young people with special needs, which is quite demanding. We found Lovejoy's to be really warm and cosy and we felt as though we were away from it all, but with all the necessary amenities quite close by. Lovejoy's is beautiful, clean and relaxing and we would love to stay again.
Lovely welcome and the personal touches for the stay, beyond compare, set in a beautiful part of England.
We have had a lovely time here at Lovejoys. We are fans of the series, so have been visiting lots of villages where it was filmed. Lovely pubs, we have been for a short walk and visited the church near Belchamp Hall. We were lucky with the weather, even though it was cold we found plenty to do with our 6 month old baby. Lovejoys offered us a gorgeous accommodation, lovely and spacious and clean. The welcome basket with all essentials and lovely friendly staff "Helen" in particular, was very welcoming.
Even in the winter with rain and power cuts, "Lovejoys" is a lovely place to stay! We'd love to come back again.
I brought my husband away for the weekend as part of his Christmas present. He enjoys watching Lovejoy, so absolutely loved it. We both enjoyed our stay and everything was perfect. The personal touches in the Studio were lovely. We will be back.
What a lovely place to enjoy a week away from home! Hope to be back in the summer.
Little Cote is a beautiful cottage, and to a very high standard every need has been catered for.
Long time Lovejoys fans from America. Really enjoyed the stay, the peacocks. Wish it could have been longer.
Fantastic stay - don't want to leave!
A peaceful break - quirky place, enjoyed our long weekend.
Beautiful place, loved the relaxing atmosphere. Enjoyed exploring the local villages and the baby peacocks! Lovejoy box set a bonus!
This is the most beautiful place to stay, with everything you need - above all, the peace and quiet and an escape from everyday life. We will return! Thank you.
In a sea of mediocrity, Lovejoys shines like a beacon of light. A reminder of simpler times spent with loved ones - a joy!!!
Wonderful place to stay and celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary!
Gorgeous place to stay, we didn't want to leave. Will definitely come back!
Wonderful place to stay and celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.
Gorgeous place to stay, we didn't want to leave. Will definitely come back!
We had a wonderful weekend in this beautiful place, thank you! It was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploring the local area. The Lovejoy box set was a fantastic revelation!
Had a wonderful time. Love the area, lots to do, and eat! Most importantly, a fantastic house!
What an amazing place - thank you so much. The whole thing is gorgeous - beautiful decor, beautiful surroundings and wonderful people. We especially loved cycling to the Half Moon at Belchamp St Paul and back. We will definitely be back. Thank you Lovejoys xx
Another relaxing weekend (4th visit) - 3 peacock chicks as a bonus! Lovely welcome pack.
A perfect holiday in a perfect location. We will be back - thank you.
A beautiful place to stay to start our married life. We will be back for our anniversary! Thank you.
Lovely, cosy place to relax! Thank you.
Lovely place to stay!!
Beautiful stay again at Lovejoys. We love it so much here and will be back.
The perfect place for some relaxation away from everything. Batteries now recharged - thank you.
Marvellous, beautiful. Will be back.
We found everything to the highest possible standard. From Charles’s welcome to superb accommodation, the beautiful grounds and the setting of the Hall, Church and countryside. It is no wonder that Lovejoy was the best television we have ever seen. They were lucky to have worked in such a marvellous location. We cannot speak highly enough – SUPERB.
A peaceful break from the modern world - a real retreat!
Lovely weekend break in a fantastic place - appreciated the breakfast provisions! Don't want to go home!
Beautiful place, quiet and perfect for a relaxing weekend. Had a lovely time and like everyone else who's visited, we don't want to leave!
Thank you for a peaceful stay in a lovely cottage. We've enjoyed magnificent scenery and lots of wildlife, and to top if all, we've watched Lovejoy on DVD!
Fabulous stay again, love the peacocks and box set of Lovejoy. This is the perfect place to slow down and unwind completely. Hard to leave.......will be back x
Perfect and beautiful! Love the peacocks, would love to come back, hopefully soon!
Wow!! What a place to get away from it all; couldn't ask for anything more in a weekend break. PERFECT!!
4th visit, as always perfect. Batteries recharged. Excellent is not strong enough to say how “spot on” things are here.
Perfect, perfect, perfect! Beautiful retreat lovely location and so peaceful. The Pheasant is amazing – worth a visit! Thank you to Helen for a warm welcome. We will be back for our anniversary!
Had such a wonderful weekend break everything we wanted and more. Don’t want to go home!
We have had the best holiday in this beautiful place. Thank you so much!! We will be back.
A great place to switch of and relax. The sun was in our favour – great. 50th birthday celebration!
Remote, quiet, beautiful – and sunny. We have had a lovely time.
A fabulous little secret escape! Will definitely be back with friends. Have had a lovely weekend.
A Suffolk gem!
All we wanted and needed and more – as someone has already said it is better than the pictures. Will definitely be back.
A beautiful place for beautiful memories, thank you.
Lovely. Particularly enjoyed the walk to Long Melford.
Absolutely beautiful stay, Lovejoys is relaxing and quiet, just what we needed. Would come back every weekend if we could.
Another wonderful Christmas break (our 14th visit). We notice some small touches to make things even better! Well done Charlie and Helen.
We have had an amazing and relaxing time here. This cottage is beautiful. It is nice and quiet with beautiful scenery.
Wonderful place. Quiet and relaxing as always.
A perfect weekend break – cosy, romantic and relaxing. Many thanks!!
Superb accommodation, fully equipped. Perfect weekend break.
We’ve used Grove Cottages before and always found the standard of accommodation to be very high. The welcome to be warm and the areas we have visited to be, not only beautiful, but interesting. There are always lots of walks, interesting historic houses and lots of yummy tearooms!
Lovejoys was a home away from home and a delightful weekend getaway. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would definitely come back.
It is a little piece of heaven on earth, if that’s what you looking for. Lovejoys is the place for you! Helen was here to welcome us show us around and gave us a lovely welcome basket.
Warm welcome. Heaven on earth. Lovejoy is truly beautiful, everything you could wish for. Lovely area, lots to see and do. Fab places to eat. What more could anyone wish for.
Thanks Charles and Helen for a nice stay.
A perfect restful hideaway in a beautiful part of the country. Lovely weather to explore locally and sample some good beer and great food. Thanks so much to Helen and Charlie for keeping such a lovely property in tip-top condition.
Thank you for providing such a wonderful location and excellent location. An experience to be repeated!.
A gorgeous property in a glorious location. Our stay began with a warm welcome, we enjoyed three days of country life with lovely walks, visiting beautiful national trust properties and delightful villages. Thank you Helen and the Raymond family.
Wow! What a beautiful home! A peaceful and tranquil space, so tastefully decorated with the most comfortable bed on earth! So much to see and do - wonderful food, antiques and walks with Mungo the dog. So romantic here that we got engaged!
A lovely cottage, made better by the proposal! Relaxing, cosy and very romantic! We'll be back, thank you! -:)
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