|Location of the cottage:||Assington|
|Number of bedrooms:||1|
|Children / Babies:||No / 1 Baby, No Children|
|Arrival days (changeover):||Monday, Friday|
|Pets:||2 (Up to 2 small dogs, NO CATS)|
Mill Cottage is a Romantic Treasure in a Private Hidden Valley
This is a special place for those who want to get right away from it all and enjoy nature ... in complete comfort, peace and tranquility.
Mill Cottage nestles beside its lovely Mill pond in a beautiful secluded valley ¼ mile off the road. The valley is now a private 70 acre Nature Reserve with an Owl Tower and Badger watching sites.
How peaceful, how idyllic!
This cottage accepts dogs.
VisitEngland Gold award, 4 Star Award, Cyclists Welome Award, Walkers Welcome Award
You enter the cottage into a farmhouse kitchen which has direct access onto the grassy bank of the Mill pond, with tables and chairs for a pond side al fresco meal or drinkies.
Also on the ground floor is a good sized wet room bathroom.
If you are interested in ground source heat pumps, you can go into the pump room, to have a look at the eco-heating system.
There is a lovely oak staircase winding up to the double bedroom into the large sitting room, which has a wood-burning stove and gorgeous views over the mill pond.
Please note that being a very old building there is a beam in this room at about 5ft - so mind your head :)
Lying at the end of the lane, Mill Cottage is the perfect place for finding peace and tranquillity.
There is no traffic noise and the farmyard complex where the owner also lives, is a remote ex-smallholding.
The low level of light pollution makes star-gazing at night a real treat.
Mill Cottage has a private garden where the lawn slopes down to the spring-fed mill pond, perfect for wild swimming, rowing (boat provided) and sunbathing.
You have the whole of the surrounding 70 acre Nature Reserve to enjoy, including a fenced off 11 acrea woodland specially for doggies to race around.
Free-range chickens peck around the yard and provide your fresh eggs for the welcome basket.
There is a thatched story telling hut looking out into the pretty valley that you are welcome to use.
The owner has created footpaths around the mill pond and down the valley to the Owl Tower.
You have 70 acres of Nature Reserve to enjoy with wildflower meadows, wooded glades and ancient hedgerows.
The owner is passionate about ecology and wildlife so you will find many areas where the natural ancient flora has been encouraged to return and which is why he also built The Owl Tower and other special nesting places.
Local wildlife includes Roe and Muntjac deer, badgers, hares and rabbits, water voles, kingfishers, barn owls, herons and egrets, greater spotted woodpeckers, and all the usual garden birds, bats, dragonflies and butterflies; a paradise for wildlife photography.
Country walks start right outside the cottage door with the 70-acre Nature Reserve plus 300 acres of adjacent Suffolk Wildlife Trust land to explore.
You may be lucky and see otters and ospreys that are often around.
Many guests enjoy badger watching in the nearby wood.
Mill Cottage is cosy and very, very ecologically designed and built.
Most of the materials used in the restoration and conversion of the Mill were reclaimed or locally sourced traditional materials in keeping with a historic building. Lime plaster and washes were used and local specialist builders and artisans carried out the work to the highest standards of historic renovation and ecological build practises.
Sheeps wool was used for insulation in the walls and roof. Locally sourced oak floorboards were used in the sitting room and handmade floor and wall tiles in the kitchen and wet room.
The Mill wheel generates electricity and the cottage is warm all year round thanks to underfloor heating via a ground-source heat pump.
All waste water is treated on the owners own land.
If you are interested in composting toilets, talk to Bob who has a very good one in the straw bale barn he built.
The land adjoins the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering the Stour Valley. Part of the farm has been planted with an 11 acre wood specifically for Dormice (Muscardinus Avellanarius). The Owl Tower has had 28 barn owl chicks ringed and reared in the last 10 years.
Also on the farm are four straw walled buildings including a Story Telling Hut.
Notable plants are false and edible watercress, bluebells and several species of orchid. Bee orchids flower on the bank each year.
Local wildlife includes roe and muntjac deer, badgers, hares and rabbits, water voles, kingfishers, barn owls, herons and egrets, greater spotted woodpeckers, and all the usual garden birds, bats, dragonflies and butterflies; a paradise for wildlife photography.
Country walks start from the cottage door with the 70-acre Nature Reserve plus 300 acres of adjacent Suffolk Wildlife Trust land to explore.
Well-behaved dogs are always welcome.
Mill Cottage welcomes well behaved dogs - there is a fully fenced 11-acre woodland on the farm where you pet can run without getting lost!
Please refer to this web page: All about Bring Pets for charges, rules and how this cottage may suit you.
Please note that due to chickens wandering around the courtyard, you will need to keep your pet on a lead until you are safely away from the cottage.
The tiny Village of Assington, lies at the end of the cart track to Mill Cottage.
It has a very good farm shop with hairdressers, café restaurant, florist, interiors shop and a dog groomers.
The village also has a popular pub The Shoulder of Mutton.
Supermarkets and high street shops are within a 15 minute drive at Hadleigh, Sudbury or Lavenham.
The famous village of Lavenham ‘England’s best preserved Medieval Village’ is just 15 minutes away, and the area immortalised by England’s renowned landscape artist John Constable, and known as ‘Constable Country’ is just 25 minutes away.
There are many great country pubs, some special like The Crown Inn at Stoke-by-Nayland and some high quality restaurants like The Great House and The Swan in Lavenham.
Please see the Local Guide tab for more information.
This area is amazingly rural and untouched by city life, with tiny single track lanes leading nowhere or to a pub, footpaths galore and tiny Medieval Villages where time seems to have stood still.
If you are staying for more than a weekend, a day at the unspoilt Suffolk Coast is always a lovely trip.
The coast starts just 30 minutes away near Colchester or Ipswich and our favourite beaches and places on the coast are between 50 – 70 minutes away, places like Pin Mill, Nacton, Levington, Orford, Aldeburgh, Dunwich, Southwold and Mersey Island.
The nearby Medieval Villages of Long Melford, famed for its setting for the Lovejoys TV series, Nayland, sitting prettily on the river Stour, Polstead, with its bluebells woods and impressive views over the Box river valley are all close by and there are many more tiny villages with lovely walks and Pubs to explore.
This is an area where you feel a million miles away from city life and can just enjoy being a part of.
Kitchen: All cottages are complete little homes and facilities include modern central heating, refrigerator, hobs, oven and / or microwave, toaster, crockery and serving dishes, cutlery, many utensils, fire-extinguisher, lots of pots and pans, glasses and mugs, kettle, coffee maker, teapot, kitchen towels, oven gloves, olive oil and vinegar, salt and 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 player and a library of DVDs, 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 maintenance.
Baby: Cot and high chair provided in cottages accepting babies (please bring baby's bedding).
Dog: Water bowl and treat per dog is provided in cottages accepting pets.
Treat yourself to an indulgent day here
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.
Set in it's own private valley with a Nature reserve 70 acres surrounding it including a Mill Pond where you can Wild Swim
Your own beautiful private nature reserve.
A beautiful meadow is attached to this cottage for you to enjoy.
Now every place we have reviewed will come up in order of distance from your 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 - 25 mins to cottage
Sudbury - Sudbury Town Taxis 01787 377366 - 15 mins to cottage
Fabulous stay. Bob was a wonderful host - informative, helpful, every present but not intrusive. We will be back
Lovely cottage, perfect location, lovely host (Bob). Definitely recommend -:)
Lovely peaceful cottage with everything you need. Beautiful surroundings and lovely host
Mill Cottage is a place of great character and charm. Faintly quirky, in the nicest possible way. It's our fourth visit - almost 'home from home'.
We loved staying at Mill Cottage. Being surrounded by nature, cocooned in the silence of the evenings with just the sounds of the log burner to relax by. The view across the lake was a delight and the dark skies revealed more stars and constellations that we knew existed. This was rest, relaxation and rejuvenation at its best.
Perfect weekend away, wonderful warm welcome from Bob. The cottage is a beautifully restored water mill in an idyllic setting overlooking a lily pond. Within minutes we have the wood burning stove roaring away. It's so peaceful as we are surrounded by nature. Cottage is perfectly equipped with exquisite rugs and furniture. Heavenly!
We had a lovely stay at Mill Cottage. The peace and tranquility was exactly what we needed. It was lovely to be able to have breakfast overlooking the pond. There are some lovely walks around the cottage. We didn't need the car all week! Lovely cottage in a gorgeous setting!
What a find? A little piece of heaven, peace and tranquility personified in such beautiful surroundings. Wonderful place to relax unwind and recharge the batteries. Bob is a fantastic host. Exceeded all expectations. We've had a wonderful week and enjoyed our stay in this fantastic cottage. Thanks Bob
Wonderful - everything I wanted - why else would I return!?
An almost heavenly setting. Helpful, attentive and friendly owner. A truly wonderful place for those who appreciated wildlife and the natural world
Yet another wonderful break here, back to nature at its best. Always so relaxing and Bob so welcoming and calm. We always feel so laid back the moment we arrive, a haven of peace for us. Thank you :)
We have had the best time at Mill Cottage that we paid for another nights stay. The pond is such a beautiful sight sitting in the garden with a cup of tea. We will definitely be returning again
Lovely cottage, felt very welcome and loved being immersed in nature. Would definitely return
Lovely relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings. A real bonus to see badgers at dusk and a barn own at Owl Tower!
Mill Cottage is idyllic. The badger watching, tonnes of long walks close to the cottage and situated on lovely natural spring pond. Magical, fantastic service, great for a getaway few days. I love the eco approach
Only company we use for cottages! Fantastic location, peace and quiet
What great hospitality Bob has given us! Thank you for your time and allowing us to stay at this beautiful house and enjoy its gorgeous natural surroundings. Restful and delightful! Our 6 month old baby also enjoyed herself very much! Hope to be back again! All our needs were met! Thank you
Very enjoyable stay, super welcome and we loved the cottage. Thank you!
Bob gave us a warm welcome, including great tips on where to see wildlife around the cottage. From that moment on we felt very at home. The cottage and setting are perfect!
All we expected and more. So relaxing, serene and peaceful. Could not recommend it more
We had a wonderful stay. Our host was warm and welcoming, the cottage was comfortable and the garden was tranquil and wonderful.
Very rustic and relaxed experience. A true off the grid getaway.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mill Cottage. Location is lovely and quiet with a large variety of walks and sights. The private garden was really lovely. Cottage was really clean with great facilities. Thank you for such a lovely stay. Highly recommend!
Our fourth visit to this beautiful place, couldn't recommend highly enough. It's a beautiful space in nature where you can fully immerse yourself in it's natural beauty and recharge your batteries! We will definitely return for a fifth visit soon. Excellent as always!
Our second visit to Mill Cottage. It is an excellent escapist venue. Incredibly quiet, lots of walks, beautiful views over the mill pond. For us to visit a place twice (or more), is in itself a huge vote of thanks and commendation. In general terms we have been visiting Grove Cottage venues since 2011, a number more than once.
This is our third time staying at Mill Cottage. It's a great cottage and the owner is helpful and friendly. Love being in a woodland environment, especially for the wildlife. Lucky enough to see deer, owls etc. Even got to go on the little boat which we thoroughly enjoyed.
Wonderfully cosy cottage nestled in the heart of the countryside. We chose it to get away from the busy world and it was absolutely perfect. Great walks on the doorstep, but also an easy drive to some lovely pubs and local farm shop.
A peaceful, relaxing holiday at a beautiful cottage within glorious surroundings
Beautiful tranquil location
A beautiful and remote cottage with a lovely private garden overlooking the pond. Perfect for nature lovers and those wanting to truly escape. Nice local walks and farm shop.
Upon arrival Bob welcomed us and showed us around. The views and tranquility were simply amazing. We were lucky to be accompanied by a wonderful swan who frequented the pond two of the three days of our stay. We visited the owls and long horn cattle, Neville the bad boy and his ladies were entertaining. Looking at the photos, nothing short of a miracle worker re the vast restoration project - Absolutely Fabulous!!
A wonderful stay in a truly amazing place. The cottage is gorgeous and the area is just beautiful. Bob is the perfect host.
A perfect escape
The peace and surroundings, Neville and his ladies, Bob and his wonderful love and respect of nature and the countryside,nourished our souls, relaxed our minds and will draw us back to this beautiful place again and again. Thank you
A beautiful, peaceful place. Bob was very welcoming and full of knowledge about the area. A real cosy cottage, perfect for a peaceful break.
Location, location, location. Third time here, never disappoints. Relaxing, natural environment, fantastic wildlife - just as nature intended.
We had a wonderful week relaxing in a slice of paradise. Bob gave us a fantastic warm welcome and explained about the cottage and the surrounding environment.
This is our sixth stay at the cottage and it was as wonderful as every. A perfect place to see all sorts of wildlife in a natural setting
Lovely cottage in a peaceful and relaxing location. Quiet farm but short walk to local village. Great place to sit and watch wildlife and also great location to explore the area
A beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting. Lots of secluded walks, an entire meadow for the dog! Best welcome ever from Bob - perfect host and very knowledgeable, happy to stop and chat but unintrusive. The cottage is very well equipped and eco friendly. The garden and lake are amazing.
We have had a relaxing and serene time in this wonderful cottage. The location is outstanding. A candlelit dinner beside the pond and breakfast in the sunshine. What fun rowing on the pond and spotting a Barn owl on our cycle. Bob is a lovely helpful host and also discreet - PERFECT. We will need to visit again soon
An absolutely wonderful stay. We booked through Grove Cottages just for the weekend and were,once again enjoying our selves in a lovely part of the country in another quirky,charming cottage.With a well stocked farm shop and a pub only a short walk away and with the delicious traditional Grove Cottages breakfast hamper you won't go hungry!.We ate, sat by the large lily filled pond that drives the water wheel that actually generates power to the cottage.It is great to borrow the row boat and spend some time enjoying the water and having your feet cleaned by the fish!
A beautiful tranquil setting, like a renaissance painting. Mill Cottage is perfect, with everything you could possibly want. Bob, "you have done a wonderful job!! -Thank you x
A warm welcome,helpful and non intrusive hospitality. Wonderful, secluded and picturesque setting. Ideal for nature lovers and for naturalists.
As the song goes "I love you just the way you are" that's why I come back, thanks to the hard work of Bob & Anne, who I miss. And thanks to Marion
Magical - as I write I am sitting in our own little lawn by the mill pond, eating breakfast in the sunshine and listening to the birds. What could be nicer? We have stayed in quite a few weekend cottages but none was as welcoming or as lovely as this
It was like a secret location. An amazing cottage with an amazing view. Absolutely wonderful. Faultless!!
I have done a fair bit of travelling in my life, but I can honestly say that Mill Cottage is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I have ever been. The cottage itself is extremely comfortable and Bob was very welcoming in showing me around and then leaving me to my own devices. The setting is perfect - mill pond, ducks, a heron, moorhen, chickens and on the doorstep. Some lovely walks and beautiful countryside. I loved it.
Mill Cottage is just perfect. Simple but very comfortable. Warm and cosy and overlooking the mill pond with ducks, moorhens and herons. And with beautiful walks right on the doorstep. Bob is very welcoming and if you're interested he will show you where to go badger watching in the evening. I can't recommend it highly enough. A little piece of heaven on earth
Had a lovely time - great walks and so close to nature. Bob is a charming host - very welcoming and full of very useful information and advice.
Bob was incredibly welcoming and we've had a wonderful time. It's a stunning place
A lovely tranquil week. We've loved this peaceful setting and the cosy cottage. Some beautiful landscapes in this part of Suffolk. A highlight was the bluebell wood at Spouse's Grove. We've appreciated Bob's friendliness and kindness too :)
Fourth stay at Mill Cottage. Wonderful place to recharge batteries. Wonderful place to stay. Clean, welcoming and very comfortable
Fabulous location, wildlife amazing, every day something new to offer. A real retreat with the best walks - all wonderful
Mill Cottage is absolutely beautiful. We had a wonderful peaceful weekend here and will definitely be back. Received a warm welcome and a wonderful breakfast basket. Lighting the wood burning stove was such a treat. A wonderful way for us to celebrate a special anniversary
Absolutely wonderful weekend, beautiful cottage, stunning location and great host. Cannot describe how perfect everything is about Mill Cottage. I will be recommending to my friends. A 'little piece of heaven'.
Wonderfully tranquil and cosy cottage. The perfect place to get away from it all with great walking and a rural setting.
A perfect weekend, batteries duly recharged - even the rain had it's own charm! A lovely cottage with a very individual and unique feel. Looking forward to coming again.
A wonderful 'get away from it all' place to stay. Loved the chickens. Felt so at home from the minute we arrived
We have really enjoyed our weekend break. Beautiful tranquil surroundings, everything in the cottage we needed and received a beautiful basket full of goodies for breakfast - totally unexpected. Unfortunately didn't get to use the boat on the lake as it froze but enjoyed the walks around and the wildlife.
Bob was extremely accommodating and let us arrive later than generally allowed. The welcome pack was a lovely touch - knowing the eggs came from the chickens in the barn next to us was wonderful. The cottage is small but beautiful and everything we needed was there. The dogs loved the lake right outside our window and the 11 acres of enclosed field got the seal of approval. We did some beautiful walks around the local area. It is very quiet (apart from the chickens!). Perfect and can't recommend Mill Cottage and Bob highly enough!
Beautiful setting,lovely cottage, fantastic welcome. We have always got at least one dog with us and the walks here are absolutely fabulous and we've covered a small area of what's available. Comfortable, cosy and bijou. Fabulous to be overlooking and be among nature having a helping hand from Bob.
Wonderful location in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Attentive host but unobtrusive. Loved the freedom to roam the farm. County life as it was! Chickens roaming in the yard! Really comfortable cottage - thank you!
The cottage is situated in a beautiful quiet spot in a valley. Excellent dog walking and very peaceful
Beyond expectations - wonderful break. A photographers/artists dream.
Very cosy cottage in a delightful setting. Kind and welcoming host, with plenty to do and see nearby.
There cannot be many places where you can see a part of Kingfishers perched next to your own private rowing boat! This is our fifth stay at Mill Cottage we we knew exactly what to expect - that's why we keep coming back. Excellent accommodation and welcome and we have learned so much about the local wildlife and area from Bob.
Lovely cottage in a stunning location. We were made to feel very welcome and have had an excellent weekend, wildlife watching, walking and relaxing. Whilst sitting by the pond we were lucky to spot kingfishers, heron, buzzards and a hobby. At dusk we also saw a tawny owl. The nearly woodlands were fantastic for walking the dog!
Mill Cottage is a beautiful setting that is so peaceful and relaxing. The cottage is laid out well and has a good feeling of space and light. Every little detail has been thought about carefully. Beautiful walks from the cottage so you don't have to get into your car. Or relax by the pond, on the pond in the boat or in the pond! Will return again in spring and autumn to enjoy the different seasons.
A wonderful retreat - perfect for mindfulness. We have enjoyed a quiet, relaxing few days surrounded by wildlife.
We would really recommend this cottage, such a beautiful, peaceful spot. Great for walks and nature watching. Beautiful cottage and friendly welcome and lots of information provided about local area. The cottage exceeded our expectations. Beautiful location and Mill Cottage is beautifully restored and furnished. Loved the working water mill wheel. Lovely private garden next to mill pond. Welcome basket full of tasty produce from the local farm shop
Mill Cottage exceeded our expectations. We felt as if we were experiencing our own "Springwatch". What a pleasure to be awakened by the sound of natures dawn chorus, and then take in the tranquility of the enchanting location. Could not ask for more, fulfilled everything
The setting of this cottage is exceptional . It is so good we almost want to keep it to ourselves ! The owners have created an outstanding environment for local wildlife and the cottage itself is beautiful and private. There are walks straight from your doorstep. You really don't want to leave.
The Setting of the cottage was even more impressive and beautiful than the pictures. The kitchen is really spacious for a one bed cottage. Loved having bikes to borrow.
Mill Cottage is a beautiful and tranquil spot. Staying here felt like dropping into a bucolic landscape, badgers, kingfishers, birdsong, chickens and perfect peace.
Absolutely perfect. Just what we needed as a short break away from our busy lives. Would most certainly recommend. The cottage was wonderfully cosy. The sitting space was a wonderful spot for us to relax in at the end of the day, and the log burner was a delightful addition on a chilly night. The bed was comfortable and spacious. The kitchen was perfectly kitted out to meet all of our needs, and the hamper consisted of very thoughtful food for our stay.
Thank you so much for a fantastic week in your lovely cottage. You really have created an amazing place with nature at it's heart. Loved the mill, the pond, the chickens, the walks, the boat and the wood burner - everything in fact! Thanks for being so welcoming Bob.
Divine. A perfect peaceful retreat for 2 nature lovers.
What a lovely cottage, in an amazing place with hours and hours of lovely walks, straight from the cottage. A very warm welcome from Bob together with plenty of useful tips. We have stayed in a number of "Grove Cottages" and they are all of a high standard, but this is the best so far.
Great location and great time had despite the weather!
Perfect for a couple of days escape. Very cosy with the log burning stove and nice walks on the farm.
Perfect cottage for a quiet break. Wonderful fresh eggs from the farmyard
A wonderful place to stay with everything we needed. Thank you for a warm welcome and for the basket of goodies. Loved the peace and quiet and fabulous walks. Even the snow showers had a certain peaceful quality!!! Many thanks
What a fantastic place for a weekend getaway. Cosy, comfortable cottage with everything you need. Amazing walks, loads of wildlife. Just what we needed!
Perfect location, the cottage has everything needed, very cosy with beautiful views. We enjoyed local walks and Bob was very informative. Great way to start the New Year. We want to come back in the summer to swim in the lake and do more walking
Thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Mill Cottage. Even better than expected. The remote location with a hidden world of country wildlife was spectacular. The cottage is fully functional with so much to do, remarkable sights at the doorstep and a most friendly welcome. We personally would give Mill Cottage five stars!
What a perfect place to start the New Year in, completely quiet and peaceful. Miles of countryside to explore from the doorstep. Fantastic circular walk through Bures and stumbled across St Stephen's Chapel - absolutely amazing. The cottage has everything you need and Bob made us extremely welcome and was very informative. Feel completely rested and definitely will come again.
A lovely weekend away enjoying the beautiful Suffolk countryside and in particular the local wildlife! We even had some snow, which made it really special. An abundance of local information and wonderful welcome basket were really thoughtful, thank you.
What a superb, totally unique location! Idyllic sums it up...cosy cottage and pin drop quiet - just what we were hoping for. Excellent farm shop and tearoom on the doorstep and the local pub serves hearty good, at very reasonable prices,
A beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. We enjoyed long walks with the dogs, excellent pub lunches and cosy evenings by the fire. We would highly recommend a stay at Mill Cottage. Many thanks!
Very quiet, comfortable and peaceful surroundings.We were very impressed with the standard of accommodation and utensils provided.
Beautiful location and wonderfully cute cottage. Very welcoming hosts and perfect for the weekend escape!
Only a quick 2 night getaway and the first time to Mill Cottage. Very impressed, BEAUTIFUL setting and lovely walks. Will definitely be back for a longer stay next time, and possibly undertake one of the many countryside courses laid on by Anne.
You have turned a vision into a reality here - a home for wildlife and visitors. Anne and Bob were the perfect hosts - they made us very welcome. We were taken on the 'viewpoint' to the badger setts, and were rewarded by two emerging from their burrows. Thank you so much for our stay
Very nice peaceful and cosy cottage. We had a very nice stay with lots of wildlife to look at, saw kingfishers, deer, and lots more besides. Very nice welcome basket and friendly meet with Charlie. Had a great stay here and would love to return one day. Wonderful to be in such a lovely area with all the peace and quiet you could wish for - 10/10.
We've stayed here twice before and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves - that's why we came again. This was the first time we saw the kingfisher and the barn owl, and the second that we saw the badgers.
Wonderful 5 days in an idyllic setting. Wonderful to watch the wildlife from our doorstep. Bob & Anne were fantastic hosts, providing us with a wealth of information. We have been able to totally relax from our busy lives. It has been a privilege to stay here and would highly recommend. The cottage has everything you need to make this a special stay, in absolutely beautiful surroundings
Mint Cottage is beautiful and the cottage really made our stay in Lavenham. From the stunning beamed bedroom to the well equipped kitchen to the beautiful sunny garden, it was wonderful to come back to each day. It's also very well located with a range of great pubs and restaurants just a short walk away. A 5 star experience topped off with the comprehensive and warm welcome from Gillian. Thank you for having us!
Such a beautiful and tranquil place to spend the weekend. We enjoyed so much wildlife and will definitely be back to see more in the winter months. Thank you for a perfect stay
If you are looking for peace, quiet and tranquility then choose Mill Cottage. The scenery is beautiful and the variety of wildlife entertains. As with all the Grove Cottages we have stayed in, this is pretty, a little quirky and doesn't disappoint. As always it felt like a home from home.
Very relaxing, beautiful environment and location. Beautiful birds skimming and diving into the water.
Excellent service yet again from Grove Cottages. Mill Cottage is wonderful and a must stay location, for anyone who wants to look out of their window and see a multitude of wildlife.
We had a lovely warm welcome from Anne & Bob, they have a wealth of local information. The welcome basket was full of goodies from the village farm shop, which we recommend along with The Barn restaurant next door.Anne & Bob's ethos with regard to eco living is impressive. Breakfast in the private garden by the lake was a highlight for us.
Excellent accommodation, very good hosts providing quality local and wildlife information. Would recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful break.
Our second visit, tempted back by the lovely cottage and surroundings, including the promise of badgers. We weren't disappointed - the young badgers were delightful and just a few feet away. Bob & Anne were lovely hosts, very generous with their time to ensure we got the most from our break. Many thanks.
Lovely warm welcome from Bob & Anne despite the booking being very short notice. Idyllic location and lovely cottage, well maintained and equipped, with great countryside walks from the door.
Mill Cottage is in an idyllic location with walks into the surrounding countryside right from the front door. The cottage is very well equipped and we were made very welcome by the owners Bob & Anne, who are very informative about the surrounding area. We had an extremely enjoyable short break and will be keen to return. Excellent location, excellent cottage, delivered on all counts!
Fantastic secluded location to get away from it all. Great for walking and enjoying the countryside. Make sure you go for a row on the mill pond!
Just what we needed after a stressful few weeks at work. Lovely to unwind, rest and relax. Now feeling chilled and ready to face whatever comes our way!!
Thank you for a very comfortable stay at Mill Cottage. We enjoyed the stunning location very much. Thank you too for your wonderful hospitality.
We enjoyed our circular walk to Bures. Do stop at the chapel to spot the dragon! We love what you have done with your farm. Inspirational! The cottage was perfect...extra cosy with it's log burner in a storm. With thanks.
Thank you for a perfect weekend. You are amazing hosts and the cottage was beautiful. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and we have both enjoyed our romantic weekend here immensely. Thanks again, this weekend has been heaven!
A lovely break in a cosy, welcoming cottage that proves eco is viable. The owners were very welcoming and the local footpaths varied and interesting. We will miss the peace and view from the cottage.
We have had a lovely weekend. We feel very relaxed and refreshed after the busy Christmas period. It's the second time we have stayed here and love everything about it. Looking out the window to going for the scary walks in the dark. I'm sure we will be returning again.
Many thanks Bob & Anne, a wonderful place. Don't change anything. It's so good to enjoy the peace and quiet before Christmas. The walks enjoyed by all, especially the dog. It's a promise we will be back again.
Beautiful winter retreat - our second stay, the first time we've been anywhere twice, we love it hear that much! Warm cosy cottage in the stunning winter landscape - low mellow sun and crispy cold air. Ruby red winter berries aglow with the sun and the stark ethereal woods with twisted ancient oaks. A place to dream and be yourself. The wild creatures did not fail again and honoured us with their most welcome presence. I can't wait to see the Mill dressed in her spring clothes. An absolute credit to Anne & Bob.
Wonderful weekend, very relaxed and secluded. Bob & Anne's welcome basket was a lovely gesture with fresh eggs from their chickens. Very cosy wonderful little cottage and beautiful wildlife.
Grove Cottages are all finished and fitted to a high standard and in perfect locations, making you want to come back. Always a warm welcome and helpful hosts.
Again a wonderful place. Peace away from the crowds, top awards for cottage and for the owners. Don't change anything. Top notch.
Like everyone says, the perfect cottage in the perfect place - somewhere you dream about, really! Perfect hosts and the welcome pack was a welcome surprise. Hope to be back.
Very welcoming and friendly. Plenty of local knowledge and advice from hosts e.g. where to watch badgers, good walks etc. Very cosy cottage.
A very clean, comfortable cottage in an idyllic location next to the mill pond. The welcome basket was the best every in our experience of holiday cottages. Bob & Anne were very welcoming and informative.
Having stayed in many different holiday cottages over the years, this is one of the best. The location is perfect, no traffic noise, dark skies, the mill pond with reflected light and wild life. The shower room is excellent, so often a disappointment. Lovely to have cool air drifting in with the sound of moorhens calling, while snug in bed. It was a pleasure to see the milky way from Cygnus to Perseus and beyond, directly overhead. Bob's introduction to the cottage was fully informative and sincerely welcoming. The welcome pack was the best we have found anywhere.
Sublime autumnal retreat. Breakfast by the pond with the chickens, the farm cats, dragonflies and kingfishers. Lazy afternoons rowing on the pond watching the reflection of the sky in the water and listening to the water splashing. Dusk walks in the woods and fields waiting for barn owls - they did kindly oblige. Evenings by the fire entranced by it's shapes and cosy nights in bed with the window open hoping to hear the creatures of the night. Thank you Anne & Bob - December winter retreat to be booked.
Mill Cottage was all we expected and hope for. It is compact but due to it's clever design had everything we needed for a relaxing break. The unique location linked t three Suffolk wildlife nature reserves provided interesting walks from the door with an abundance of wildlife. The owl tower and badger sett were a bonus. Bob & Anne were friendly and went out of their way to ensure that we got the most out of the environment, without being intrusive.
Thank you for a lovely few days retreat. The cottage, pond and the wildlife have been wonderful. A great sanctuary.
Mill Cottage is peaceful and a fantastic place to relax. Helpful informative hosts and great for wildlife. Excellent stay.
Wonderful stay - entirely peaceful and surrounded by wildlife. Our long weekend was not long enough. Lovely countryside to explore. The cottage was high spec and exceedingly cosy. A perfect hideaway holiday that exceeded our expectations.
Blissful! Absolute peace and tranquility, an oasis of calm in a crazy world, right up our street! Wonderful surroundings, wonderful wildlife. A thousand thanks to Anne & Bob for making us feel so welcome, for their advice and tips and for their generosity and kindness - wonderful people! Please, please don't change a thing.
Blissful! Absolute peace and tranquility, an oasis of calm in a crazy world, right up our street! Wonderful surroundings, wonderful wildlife. A thousand thanks to Anne & Bob for making us feel so welcome, for their advice and tips and for their generosity and kindness - wonderful people! Please, please don't change a thing.
Fabulous short break that had everything we wanted.
Lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings. A very clean and comfortable cottage with everything we needed for our short stay.
Beautiful setting, lovely walks and plenty of wildlife.
Outstandingly beautiful spot to stay for peace, quiet and lazy days, to get away from hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Beautiful cottage and surroundings. Basically the kind of place I wished I lived in all the time. Bob & Anne are wonderful hosts and the 'welcome basket' of goodies is wonderful touch. I'm pretty sure we will return.
What an extraordinary place Mill Cottage is - we only wish we could stay longer! Wildlife and Bob & Anne could not have been kinder or more welcoming.We have found a real gem and hope to return soon. Many thanks.
I doubt the Garden of Eden was this good! All perfect as I have come to expect.
We came for peace and solitude and Mill Cottage has given us that twice over. Enjoyed quiet evenings by the pond, even managed to row round and longs walks with Bert the spaniel.
Mill Cottage is such a special place - like being part of a landscape painting. Nature is such a great entertainer and there is so much wildlife to see here. We have had a magical three days enjoying the peace and tranquility.
What an idyllic cottage, so peaceful and tranquil. Anne & Bob are wonderful hosts, best welcome pack ever! Loved the wildlife especially the heron who landed on the platform in the middle of the pond. The chickens and Neville (the cockerel) very entertaining, the latter very vocal!
Anne & Bob are excellent hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing weekend on the water and in the forest at night watching the badgers go about their daily lives. It's a lovely magical place.
Anne & Bob are excellent hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing weekend on the water and in the forest at night watching the badgers to about their daily lives. It's a lovely, magical place.
When we booked Mill Cottage we were told that the only things we needed to bring were clothes and alcohol and it's true, everything you could possibly need is provided and the cottage is delightful. To open the back door from the kitchen and walk out on to the terrace and smell the honeysuckle every morning was sheer bliss. The whole place is lovely and we were made to feel very welcome by everyone we met.
Incredible place! Didn't want to leave, it's so relaxing. The hosts could not have been more friendly and welcoming.
Amazing little treasure which is in a perfect location to unwind. A real treat and didn't want to leave but will be back.....
Couldn't be better! Fabulous location and comfortable cottage!
Highlights this time - seeing seven badgers carrying out their evening routine completely oblivious of our presence!
Wonderful views, friendly and helpful hosts and lots of wildlife to see and hear. Very comfortable and we loved the wood burner! All expectations met or even exceeded!
This place is heaven - a real oasis of tranquility. The birdsong and woodland walks were stunning.
The perfect getaway location. Excellent comfortable accommodation with view of kingfishers and barn owls. What more could you want?
What a beautiful cottage in the most perfect location! Would love to come back in the summer months to enjoy sitting out near the pond a bit more.
Nice stay in a warm and friendly cottage. Birdsong is wonderful.
Have enjoyed a few peaceful days here which is what we really needed. Loved having the wood burner. Thank you for the welcome food, the bread from the farm shop in the village was really good.
Thank you for sharing your amazing oasis of calm with us. The cottage is perfect and we've loved the walks with our Springer around the estate, visiting the village shop and pub and having a superb meal at The Crown.
A wonderful weekend - everything we were hoping hat it would be. Bob and Anne were fantastic hosts, very informative and welcoming. The cottage was gorgeous and Assington is really lovely.
The wildlife of Suffolk is a constant surprise after Surrey. We saw so much from the windows - egrets, kestrels, earth being pushed up by a mile were the highlights. It will be fun to return in the summer to see the butterflies and the badgers.
Mill Cottage is a true hidden gem in a most beautiful hidden valley. From the moment you turn off the village street on to the farm track, you feel you are stepping back in time. Peace and tranquility abound and Ann & Bob are the warmest and kindest of hosts ever. We cannot wait to return.
Stunning location and best DVD collection we have seen at any holiday cottage! Wonderful weekend break - restful. Lovely way to celebrate a birthday.
Unfussy but well-appointed cottage with lovely outlook and excellent locale for walking. Very comfortable and made to feel very welcome by owners.
Fantastic cottage, beautiful, lovely hosts a great get-away weekend.
We loved our time at the cottage, especially loved sitting by the pond watching for the kingfisher. It’s rare you get such an opportunity.
The tranquility, calm and silence of Mill Cottage and it's surroundings make a wonderful retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
A stunningly beautiful spot for a few days peace and relaxation, just what I wanted! I hope to return for a longer stay and take in more the the idyllic countryside of Suffolk.
I highly recommend this cottage. It's wonderful!!! The Mill and the countryside is so peaceful and idyllic.
We have had am amazing time at Mill Cottage. The cottage and surroundings are amazing and we've loved every minute - so has the dog! We would recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to get away from the everyday stress of home. This is a little piece of paradise :-)
A peaceful tranquil spot, that is a real 'escape to the country'. Beautiful setting that exceeded our expectations, enhanced by the wildlife spotting! Thank you for taking the time to show us the best spots to view from.
High quality break - very friendly, lovely people! Everything was top class!
Enjoyed the peace and quiet, walks and animals.
We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage is lovely. Bob and Anne were perfect hosts, very welcoming and helpful, available if required but not interfering. Felt as if you could really relax. We had some great walks with our dog in the beautiful surrounding countryside and also had a swim in the pond! We will be sad to leave.
Lovely cottage, brilliant hosts, very relaxing. A real break away from it all.
Superb cottage and location. Great base to explore the surrounding areas. Lovely welcome hamper - thank you.
If you are looking for a romantic getaway from it all, then Mill Cottage fits the bill.
We have had a fabulous time in Mill Cottage and the beautiful surroundings. Spotted lots of different birds on the feeder (lovely to have the little window to see them through), plus the birds-eye view from upstairs too. Loved seeing the little wagtail visit. We all went for a sail in the row boat and husband nearly had a Hugh Grant/Bridget Jones moment! Thank you Anne & Bob for sharing this idyllic piece of Suffolk with us.
Mill Cottage is a beautiful place to stay. The cottages is so cosy and comfortable, with everything you could possibly need. The bed is so comfortable, I'm thinking of buying one! The countryside and abundance of nature makes for a relaxing and peaceful break. Bob has been so kind and informative and took us to see badger setts- thank you.
Really enjoyed our long weekend at Mill Cottage. The cottage and surroundings are fantastic, and very relaxing. The welcome basket is a great touch and the bed is so comfortable. Thanks for a great stay.
Another wonderful stay with Grove Cottages. We will be back again.
Lovely cottage with a working water wheel. Off the beaten track,but all the better for it. Anne, the owner was very helpful and friendly. Great log burner, very cosy and warm.
Lovely surroundings, total relaxation. Perfection!
We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This is a perfect place to come to if you want to "get away from it all". Beautiful warm cosy cottage, with plenty of good walks around. Bob and Anne made us feel really welcome. We would happily return!
Just a great place. Nice and cosy, quiet, just what was needed.
Thank you, your property and surroundings are beautiful. We had such a relaxing time and would love to visit again.
To say this is the most wonderful spot would understate what is a little part of paradise. Anne was so warm and welcoming and we relaxed at once. The Mill is splendid indeed and so warm and comfortable. The view of the lake with all the wildlife is so peaceful and you unwind in moments. So many walks to take and enjoy the views and the air, woods and field and the little streams, deer, badgers and owls to boot. We are unwound, de-stressed, chilled and renewed. Simply wonderful.
We have just had a lovely relaxing secluded week here. Thank you for sharing this little valley! So happy to have chosen this place. Really enjoyed watching the birds, including the thrill of seeing a woodpecker feasting on peanuts. The land around Assington Mill is beautiful, our favourite walks have been just on the doorstep.
After a stressful few months we were looking for a cosy hideaway. Mill Cottage is definitely that and more. A beautiful cottage in fantastic surroundings. We go home calm, batteries recharged, with wonderful memories of lovely walks,watching numerous birds visiting the feeder and cold evenings spent in front of the florious wood burning fire."
After a few stressful months, we were looking for a cosy hideaway. Mill Cottage is definitely that and more. A beautiful cottage in fantastic surroundings. We go home calm, batteries recharged, with wonderful memories of lovely walks, watching numerous birds visiting the feeder, and cold evenings spent in front of the glorious wood burning fire.
This is heaven, peaceful, lovely walks. You can totally unwind. Very well thought-out cottage for a taste of country life at it's best. Loads of wildlife on your doorstep - barn owls, deer, tawny owls. Will be back for more. The views out of the windows are awesome over the pond, and to have a working millwheel on the side is a treat. Lin & Jim
This is heaven, peaceful, lovely walks, you can totally unwind. Very well thought out cottage for a taste of country life at it's best. Loads of wildlife on the doorstep;barn owls, deer, tawny owls, will be back for more. The view from the windows are awesome, and to have working mill on the side is a treat.
The cottage and it's location were so lovely, that we didn't get out to explore - we'll have to visit again! Really lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful location. Welcome basket was a real treat.
Idyllic location for a restful break. Many thanks.
Very romantic, quiet getaway. The owners are very friendly, relaxed people. We are already planning our return!
Idyllic. Couldn't fault it.
Excellent location, very relaxing, Anne & Bob most helpful. A great way to get away from it all.
We have found the perfect holiday cottage at last! Best equipped, best view, best garden. Thank you so much, we will come back certainly.
This place is so special, so precious ... what more can we say - except that our time here has bordered on the heavenly. Our experience of this, and our experience of Anne and Bob and their stewardship of this piece of earth have reminded us of what is truly human and our hearts have indeed been deeply touched. Many thanks.
A wonderful place!
We have had a wonderful week of peace and quiet in this lovely comfy cottage and its amazing views. Lovely walks and visits to some very pretty local villages. Thank you Anne and Bob for making us feel so very welcome. The kingfisher visited on our first evening and returned on our last morning. We got some great photos. Thank you again.
Mill Cottage is absolutely beautiful, and peaceful. A perfect place for a romantic getaway. Bob and Anne are extremely welcoming and make the stay much more enjoyable.
Absolutely beautiful cottage. Extremely friendly welcome and a setting to die for. See you soon.
Beautiful surrounds with lovely dog walks. Well kept clean cottage and nice to chill around the lake.
"Had a fantastic Easter break! Beautiful place, fantastic food and lovely locals. We want to move here. Thank you for a lovely stay.
A beautiful setting, a cosy cottage, lovely chickens and the perfect place for a week’s rest. Thanks very much!
"What a lovely setting! We've thoroughly enjoyed our week here - just what we needed! We wouldn't change one thing. See you soon hopefully!
Our third visit to this beautiful haven of peace. Plenty of beautiful sunshine and lovely walks, a real treat to be part of the English Countryside.
"Another memorable stay here at this beautiful secluded spot, and we have had superb weather to enjoy as well. A walk to see the bluebells in Arger Fen an absolute must! Thank you for a really lovely week. I am sure we will be back again
Very enjoyable stay, clean and comfortable accommodation.
A perfect setting for our romantic engagement. Early morning cups of tea on the rowing boat, fantastic walks, a lovely farm shop and an extremely cosy log burner meant an unforgettable weekend. A place we'll visit again and again.
A lovely cottage as always, one of the best we have stayed in.
We have had a lovely few days in the surroundings of a small jewel in the Suffolk countryside. Mill Cottage has to be one of the best if not the best we have stayed in. Our thanks to Anne and Bob for being such delightful hosts. Having worked in the countryside for many years it was easy to see their love for the historic mill spills over to the environment and was pleasing to see how they are managing the delightful mosaic of habitats. It is not often that I come across ancient oak pollards being actively managed, brilliant! I love the weather vane.
What a wonderful cottage. Ann and Bob were so welcoming.
Anne and Bob are the most charming couple and welcome you on arrival. The guided tour of the cottage was most helpful and the welcome basket was just stunning! We enjoyed sitting by the millpond with our cups of tea and coffee, taking walks in the surrounding area and visiting the Shoulder of Mutton pub on Saturday evening for the live music!
Wow! Perfect refresh! Totally different from the last cottage we stayed in but in a positive way. Totally unique. Bob and Anne made us feel very welcome. The cottage and surrounding grounds are just perfect. We are already planning to come back in the summer. Thank you!!!
The perfect retreat. We fell in love with the place the minute we arrived. Greeted by Bob and Anne, they instantly made us feel comfortable. The design and personal taste of the cottage is spot on. The surroundings make you feel that you are back in time on the set of “Darling Buds of May”. We will definitely be back hopefully in the summer.
Our second visit to this idyllic spot exceeded our expectations once again!
Mint Cottage was the perfect choice for our honeymoon – idyllic, perfect! We loved the four-poster bed.
Beautiful, romantic cottage. Perfect hideaway for a weekend break. Perfect!
Our second visit to this beautiful place, exceeded our expectations once again.
Wow what a beautiful setting- a little piece of paradise. Everything we would of wished for and more. Thank you Bob and Anne for letting us share this wonderful place with you and hope to be back soon. Boylie and Stronley loved the long walks and being able to share so much time with us in these amazing surroundings. Thank you.
A stunning cottage in amazing surroundings. Would highly recommend.
A stunning cottage in amazing surroundings. Would highly recommend.
A wonderful relaxing weekend in the most beautiful surroundings. Enjoyed badger watching (a huge success - thanks to Bob's advice!). Enjoyed having all the windows open and just hearing birdsong. Hope to visit again - longer next time! "
Great week in lovely cottage. Tried out the rowing boat. Loved the chickens and cats. Back to reality soon. Hope to come back again (saw kingfisher, heron, pheasant but sadly no badgers).
So good, I don’t want anyone else to know about it! The best cottage we have ever stayed in. Perfect in every way.
So good, I don’t want anyone else to know about it! The best cottage we have ever stayed in. Perfect in EVERY way!
Out of all the cottages we've stayed in Mill Cottage is by far the best. Superior in every way. Every appliance etc. you could need, sun lounger, and lovely owners - helpful and very pleasant.
We've really enjoyed our long weekend here - thanks Bob for a very warm welcome, talking us through everything we'd need to know! Saw a kingfisher which made our weekend and Matt even took a chilly morning swim in the pond. A really beautiful spot - will have to come back one day to try one of the courses.
Had a lovely relaxing break at Mill Cottage. Lots of nice walks. We saw the badgers and enjoyed the company of the chickens, rabbits and the two cats! We visited Sudbury and Orford - can definitely recommend a visit to Orford. It's one of our favourite places on the Suffolk coast. We didn't try any of the local pubs as we enjoyed cooking meals at the cottage. It wasn't warm enough for any wild swimming in the pond but we did take the rowing boat out which was an experience. Really sorry to be leaving and hope to return
A really relaxing stay at Mill Cottage – perfect get away from it all location. We really didn’t want to leave and hope to come back one day!
This is a gorgeous property in a lovely location. And had a warm welcome from Helen.
A beautiful cottage! Everything was fantastic. Thank you.
A really idyllic and peaceful location. The owners Bob and Anne were most welcoming and friendly and the complimentary welcome hamper was very generous.
Beautiful cottage, lovely setting amazing weekend relaxing and walking with our dog. Thank you Anne and Bob for making the cottage what it is.
Really lovely cottage. Restored beautifully, gorgeous setting, seems very far from London.
Lovely place, just what we wanted. Warm welcome, lovely food, excellent views and location. Felt really private, lovely to have the hens around us, joined by a rabbit and the cats, whilst having a glass of wine by the lake. Very cosy, so would be great for winter too.
Idyllic. We found the cottage very amazing - and swimming in the mill pond was bracing and refreshing.
We booked Mill Cottage to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, it exceeded our expectation completely. We really enjoyed swimming in the pond, making friends with the chickens, cats and rabbits, and walks around the farm. All in all, a wonderfully relaxing break which we are keen to repeat.
A wonderfully secluded cottage in beautiful countryside perfect for a romantic break or to escape the city.
This is an idyllic place to relax in the countryside or use as a base to explore the area.
A perfect tranquil location. You never want to leave! Thank you.
Peaceful, well equipped cottage in beautiful setting.
Perfect as always.
A very relaxing stay at Assington Mill. We did not use the car at all during our stay! Still found places to walk close by. Beautiful cottage and super pond. We used the rowing boat all day on sunny Thursday! Fab woodburner – very warm!
A complete haven of tranquillity! We have had the most relaxing weekend in a beautiful cottage in such a lovely location. The weather has been a real bonus. Spring has spring at last!!
Warm and cosy cottage. Dogs felt very much at home. Eco – friendly. Wonderful views. Very relaxing break.
Three very happy guests of Mill Cottage, particularly Maizie the lab who walked, swam and slept to her heart’s content, can’t wait to come back. Perfect welcome, wonderful cottage in a perfect place. Such thought put into the local information. Such a shame we didn’t have longer.
Very friendly welcome with beautiful fire in idyllic setting
Beautiful cottage with real character. Anne and Bob are perfect hosts and really made us feel at home.
Everything was first class from the first day to the last. We were expecting the weather to be bad, but turned out only a few wet days and did not spoil our time. My friend enjoyed being able to see and be in contact with a lot of animals. The cottage was very cosy and Anne and Bob were very helpful.
Really lovely cottage. Perfect for a long weekend. Really peaceful and rural, but easy to get to.
A perfect short break from the rat race! Beautifully set in perfect location can’t wait to come back in warmer months!
Exceeded our expectations - particularly the walks, wild life
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Assington Mill Cottage and we were very sorry to leave. We particularly enjoyed feeding the chickens. It was so cosy and the wood burner was very effective and toasty warm! We very impressed by all the sustainable energy methods you have used in the property. The whole estate has been renovated beautifully and we hope to stay another time, hopefully next year.
Cosy&romantic, loved the view from the bedroom!
Lovely relaxing holiday, nice to switch off for a while. Anna and Bob are a lovely couple and made us feel very welcome. The welcome basket is a lovely gesture
Mill Cottage was everything we hoped it would be from the wonderfully warm welcome. A truly relaxing visit in the most beautiful surroundings... the perfect getaway!
A weekend wasn't enough. Everything in cottage was perfect and Lavenhem is beautiful. Our first stay in a Grove Cottage.
A wonderful two weeks away at this great location. Very peaceful and relaxing. Thank you for the welcome basket and for the warm welcome. Many thanks to Bob fro showing us the wildlife. We hope to be back at a different season to see what else we can spot.
Lovely, cosy cottage in a beautiful, peaceful setting. We loved the Mill pond and our dog loved exploring the endless countryside!
Very peaceful. lovely cottage- would come again
Yet again we have stayed in a beautiful, relaxing cottage, courtesy of Grove Cottages. This cottage is perfect for a relaxing "back to nature " experience. For people like me who are looking to relax and re-charge their batteries. The views outside are also really beautiful and the cottage is modern and cosy.
Very cosy feel cottage. Eco-friendly. Beautiful surroundings/views. Abundance of wildlife not always seen everywhere. Great for keen birdwatchers/ photographers. Wonderful walks. Friendly welcome from Ann and Bob. Great what they have achieved here at Assington Mill. Loved the wheel on mill, which had been rendered. Great tasting free range eggs! We'll be back soon! Great for dogs. ours loved it! Jerry and Tracy
The perfect location to escape. Close to nature with lovely walks from your doorstep, and a very cosy, welcoming place to return to.
A really enjoyable break in a super cottage, tastefully restored using authentic features. We received a fantastic welcome and would not hesitate to come back. A peaceful haven from the busy hustle & bustle of daily life.
A really enjoyable break in a super cottage tastefully restored using authentic features. We received a fantastic warm welcome and would not hesitate to come back. A peaceful haven from the busy hustle and bustle of daily life.
Beautiful wildlife setting, amazing location, warm hosts and everyone's idea of solitude. Plenty to do and see locally, surrounded by easy nature walks. All year round relaxation.Well done Assington Mill !
We have had a truly memorable stay, the Mill Cottage is really picturesque especially with the setting of the lake. We would definitely stay again. Chickens were an added bonus.
We stayed for a weekend and really enjoyed it. The cottage is very warm and cosy. We needed a longer day to appreciate all the surroundings. Will definitely return
Beautiful, peaceful location. Wonderful wildlife. Ann and Bob are delightful friendly and helpful hosts. The cottage is warm and cosy with beautiful wood floors, stairs, beams and wonderful views. Comfy cosy bed and well stocked kitchen and beautiful generous welcome basket of goodies. A perfect week's retreat.
Photos and description don't do it justice. Incredible setting, excellent service and fantastic cottage. Highly recommended.
We loved the peace and quiet setting. Just what we both needed. Anne and Bob were perfect hosts. A great welcome to their beautiful cottage after a stressful drive on the M25 on a Friday night! Fantastic walks from the cottage which our 7 month old Labrador, Ruby enjoyed, tickling all her senses. We rowed on the lake and drank G+T's watching the wildlife right on our doorstep. . . Bliss!! Thank you for a superb stay.
A fantastic get-away from it all - so tranquil and peaceful.
Great setting and location and fantastic free fish pedicure :)
The cottage and its surroundings are absolutely idyllic. The welcome we received was second to none. A brilliant place to spend a relaxing week especially for wildlife and bird lovers.
Definitely the most relaxing and picturesque location we have stayed in - a truly relaxing experience in genuine surroundings which give you a real sense of the countryside. We'll miss the chickens and the cat!
Lovely cottage, great log burner, amazing surroundings.
Exceeded our expectations . . in all respects.
Peace and quiet, pure relaxation watching the wildlife with a glass of wine.
Perfect secluded getaway, ideal for dogs and owners roaming free in secure fields, followed by a dip in the pond.
Absolutely beautiful. Very restful. The surrounding countryside is stunning. Will definitely come back again and recommend.
This is our 3rd Grove Cottage holiday and have been to Mill Cottage twice and once again have had a lovely relaxing break - here's to the next two!
As they say at the Oscars - My thanks go to Anne and Bob and M+M for their recommendation . . . And the Oscar goes to . . . Mill Cottage
Lovely cottage, lovely settings. Professionally run but with cosy homely feel.
A lovely cottage with a very cosy fire and a nice warm welcome from Bob & Anne.
A magnificently restored mill cottage - very peaceful. Ideal for walking. Lovely log fire - they have thought of everything. Dog friendly.
Excellent location. Bob & Ann are very good hosts. Great walks and a very cosy, tranquil cottage - just the tonic for a relaxing break.
Wonderfully quiet, surrounded by lovely walks...seeing the barn owls was a definite bonus. Log burner was superb!
Exceptional in all ways - location, the cottage, the suggested walks and things to do - you really have thought of everything and I certainly would have been lost without borrowing your boots! Thank you so much - we'll be back when the snow melts to do some fishing!
We fell in love with this beautiful cottage and chose not to leave for the whole weekend. We are delighted to find this little bit of heaven and will definitely want to come back again soon,
A tranquil setting, lovely walks, a warm and restful cottage.
A well equipped comfy and cosy cottage. The immediate surroundings are a delight andthe countryside around and about is lovely. Friendly and helpful hosts.
I almost don't want to recommend Mill Cottage just so that its always free for me to come and visit. It really is a most beautiful and tranquil place. Whether you want to relax, go for long or short walks or even just watch the wildlife, it would be hard to beat.
Peaceful, tranquil, private.All the mod cons in a rustic way, we feel very chilled, sitting by the pond and hearing nature, just lovely.
Assington Mill has all the ingredients for the perfect rural retreat, many thanks Bob & Anne for making it possible.
Great place for a quiet getaway. Superb walks and that much needed peace and quiet. Very,very dog friendly owners. Thanks.
Lovely cottage, beautiful views and wonderful walks. Welcome basket was excellent.
An idealic situation, peaceful and relaxing holiday. Lovely cottage catering to our needs. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return in the near future. Superb!
Mill Cottage offers delightful 'boutique' accommodation in the most beautiful and tranquil setting, a perfect combination for a restful break.
We very much enjoyed our stay.
Assintgon Mill Cottage is an extremely special place. We feel very privileged to have been guests here. We have particularly enjoyed the tranquility, and the sense of being surrounded by nature. Thanks to Anne and Bob for creating this wonderful place - and great bikes!
Mill Cottage was a perfect peaceful holiday. Beautiful surroundings, stunning cottage and lovely people. We will be back.
Even though we were only about 30 miles from home, we could have been anywhere! If you enjoy fly fishing do give Mill Cottage a go - Anne arranged for us to have a fly fishing lesson with John - her contact which was brilliant - in fact caught 5 trout - taking one home to eat!
We had a wonderful, peaceful, relaxing break. Wish we could stay longer and we look forward to coming back again. Our dog, Jessie, thought it was heaven.
What a wonderful cottage. So much nature to see in lovely surroundings.
We had a lovely weekend, very relaxing just what we wanted. Nice weather, lovely walks.
Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing weekend. It's a shame we have to go home!
Had a wonderful time, sun was shining and breakfast by the lake on Sunday was a real treat to remember. Felt like home, warm and cosy...could have stayed for the week!
Absolutely great, we will most definately be coming back. Thanks to Bob and Anne for everything, especially badger watching!!
Thank you for a truly inspirational weekend - we couldn't have asked for anything more!
An absolutely idyllic location - perfect to retreat to and recuperate !!
Mill Cottage is an oasis of peaceful tranquility. It was lovely to sit and eat breakfast out by the pond. The local countryside lent itself wonderfully to walks. It was a laugh to use the boat on the pond, even if we did look like amateurs!
A delightful cottage, in glorious surroundings, with wonderfully welcoming 'hosts'. Mill Cottage is everything it promises to be. Super walks, lots to see and do, and great to just 'chill'.
Our week celebrating our golden wedding was a great choice. We have visited many villages and spent many hours walking the farm.
A truely relaxing holiday in a very interesting but secluded location. Great weather and great pubs within easy driving distance.
We were here on our honeymoon and it has been the perfect retreat after all the hype of the wedding. The surrounding land, pond and wildlife is any naturalists dream. Loved every second. The cottage itself was extremely clean, welcoming and quirky.
Very nice week! Perfect place to chill out and think of nothing! Dog got her exercise too!
This is a warm and generous place, full of wildlife. But be careful, you may slowly be absorbed and dissolve into the peace.
Wonderful environment, great to swim in the Mill!
A haven for wildlife, wonderful walks in beautiful countryside, a perfect setting for tranquility and nature, and a very warm welcome from Bob and Anne.
I didn't want to leave. Wonderful setting, very peaceful, good walks, wonderful welcome from Anne and Bob.
Very comfortable cottage with everything you need, and more. Peaceful location, ideal to get away from it all.
A fantastic place to spend a relaxing week. Excellent for dogs too.
Mill cottage is wonderful, beautifully restored with mix of old and new. Anne and Bob so helpful. Just the place to get away for beautiful settings and peace.
We've really enjoyed out stay at Mill cottage. The attention to detail is superb. We'll be back soon. Thanks.
Paradise, peace and quiet, ideal also for venturing out to explore other places. Back to nature, in a cottage with all modern amenities.
Mill cottage exceeded expectations. We have had some wonderful walks with the dogs and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Brilliant! A very special place, loved the setting, and Anne and Bob made us feel super welcome. Particularly enjoyed going owl watching with Bob.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Anne and Bob are most kind and generous hosts. The cottage is ideally located for walking and wildlife watching.
Mill Cottage - a cosy haven. Enjoyed having the chance to 'stand and stare'
A perfect retreat for couples and their pooch!
Thought we knew what to expect from the website details - but 'blew our socks off' seeing and experiencing the real thing!!
This was a perfect place to spend Christmas. Tranquil & beautiful. We loved it so much we spent all our time here and had no inclination to make trips despite lovely places nearby! Spent our time walking and taking the dogs for swims in the Millpond and simply enjoying the beauty of this place.
A modernly equipped cottage in the heart of nature. Relaxing & Refreshing
This is an exceptional cottage retreat that has been lovingly created by the owners. The eco-credentials are A*! It was very difficult to pack the weekend bags on Sunday afternoon.
When I booked our mini break away, I wasn't sure what it would actually be like. Please to say our stay here was relaxing & very pleasurable. This enchanting little cosy cottage has a fond place in our hearts & we both cant wait to come back! Wonderful hosts, great wildlife, natural beauty and superb ethical green policy made a real impression on me. Truly awesome place where I'm sure many a couple will blissfully lose themselves in its tranquility and serene peace. Thanks Again.
We've had a wonderful time. Very peaceful; seen lots of animals. Enjoyed watching the kingfisher. The location is very good for walks. We would love to come back.
We had the most wonderful time here; our stay was perfect. So much thought and attention to detail has been put into making The Mill Cottage a blissful haven. Thank you so much; we did not want to leave!
Our idea of paradise!!! Quiet, peaceful, beautiful views, numerous superb dog walks, topped off by the enclosed woods, outstanding quality of accommodation and hospitality from Anne & Bob. Back next year to see the waterwheel on. Thank You.
Beautiful setting- very tranquil. Sat by the mill pond watching the kingfisher for hours! Excellent dog walks, cosy & beautifully crafted cottage, friendly owners who could ask for more!
We found the perfect accommodation! The setting provided us with the tranquility and opportunity to see and admire much wildlife. Excellent weather also a bonus!
We have had a wonderful few days at
We have had a wonderful time here. Cottage wonderful. Bed is to die for!
Although only about 15 miles from home, we felt we were in a different world for a few days! We loved the peace and quiet, walks and the wildlife. The cottage was lovely and Patch the dog loved the
Finlay our labrador loved the pond and could have spent 24 hours a day swimming up and down for sticks. A perfect place to come and stay, wonderful setting and first class accommodation. 10/10 !
What a magical haven nestled deep down in the most beautiful valley. Thank you Anne and Bob for making our first family holiday such a wonderful one. Your enthusiasm and love for the countryside sings out in the land you have nurtured and the barn is a testament to your hard work and dedication. To restore such an old building to a warm and cosy nest is just great ! Well done, keep up the amazing work. We hope to see you again soon. Love and light. Becky, Jimmy & Bonnie
Thank you for the warm welcome and welcome basket. We've had a wonderful break in lovely, peaceful surroundings and are returning home rejuvenated. The cottage was stunning and Monty (the dog) loved his swims in the Mill Pond !
A lovely peaceful week, enjoyed the company, chickens and ducks. We would love to visit again when the Mill Wheel is restored. The cottage was comfortable, warm and had everything that we needed. Thank you for the welcome and beautiful local food. Bill & Mary
I enjoyed being the first guest in this newly refurbished cottage. It has been a wonderful weekend spending my time here at Assington Mill on a mosaic course. The food was fabulous as well as a walk through this beautiful countryside. Thank you Bob & Anne and see you soon again.
Thank you, Bob & Anne, for making us so welcome. Mill Cottage is delightful, we love the tranquility - just what we needed! The badger watching was amazing, well worth the standing, thanks for the loan of the warm gear! Walking and cycling great fun. The cottage is beautifully finished and very comfortable.
Thank you for such a wonderful weekend. The cottage is fantastic and so are the views. We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet and the walks too. Look forward to seeing you again.
Thank you, Bob and Anne, for making us so welcome. Mill Cottage is delightful, we love the tranquillity just what we needed! The badger watching was amazing, well worth the standing, thanks for the loan of the warm gear! Walking and cycling great fun. The cottage is beautifully finished and very comfortable.
My husband and I spent hours searching the internet for a retreat by water. When we found Mill Cottage we booked immediately. This weekend we have spent hours just being there, relaxing and relishing every moment...your location is priceless. So still, so serene, so silent....
A wonderfully cosy and quirky cottage in an idyllic spot which really is far from the madding crowd! Loved it!
Wonderful weekend in lovely Mill Cottage, overlooking private lake. Scenery very picturesque, hosts very welcoming. Would recommend and will be coming back again :-)
"What a superb place you have here. What I wouldn't give for a pond like that in my garden. Alys and I have had a wonderful few days here. Pity we didn't get to meet you. Maybe next time? Enjoyed walking in the countryside between here and Burea and up to the local. The dog has had a great time and I recommend a trip to the Henny Swan to anyone with a dog, where they were more than accommodating. Many thanks once again.
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