|Location of the cottage:||Lavenham|
|Number of bedrooms:||1|
|Children / Babies:||No / No babies or children due to steep staircase|
|Arrival days (changeover):||Monday, Friday|
|Pets:||0 (No Pets accepted)|
A 5 star GOLD luxury treat in a very special location
A wonderful Historic Cottage in England's Best Preserved Medieval Village of Lavenham. Mint Cottage offers a substantial extra level of luxury to our normal 4 star and Gold Award cottages. A real treat for luxury lovers.
We are pleased to announce that Mint Cottage has just been awarded the Coveted Rose Award for going 'that Extra Mile' to provide excellent customer service.
We are pleased to Announce that Mint Cottage has been awarded the Coveted Rose Award for going 'that extra Mile' to provide excellent customer service.
Mint Cottage is a 5 Star GOLD awarded luxury treat in a very special location.
A historic and romantic cottage in England's Best Preserved Medieval Village of Lavenham. This is the sister cottage to Penny Cottage, which shares the beautiful mature garden.
Built in the 1500s as a weavers cottage, Mint Cottage is an experience to cherish due to its many beautiful antique furnishings and luxury features.
Mint Cottage has many wonderful period features - broad oak floor boards, ancient beamed and arched rooms, old brickwork and listed wood panelling and mullioned windows.
The open log fire and the gorgeous antique four poster bed, make this cottage a romantic treat for couples staying in historic Lavenham.
You enter the cottage with the winding staircase in front of you, the comfy sitting room with its cosy log burner is on the right and the kitchen dining room is on the left.
At the end of the well equipped kitchen is a door to the sunny patio where you can have breakfast overlooking the mature garden and onwards to open Suffolk countryside.
Upstairs the beautiful bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling with a wealth of ancient oak beams including a beautiful Crown Post and fabulous original broad oak flooring.
There are fine Persian rugs and a gorgeous 4 poster super king bed with silk tapestry hangings. The bedroom has a lovely en suite bathroom with a shower over the bath.
The steep stairs winding up into the bedroom give away the age of the building and people with mobility problems should talk to us before booking this cottage - for the able bodied it is just another bit of the lovely character of Mint Cottage.
With full central heating throughout the cottage, it is 5 star Gold rated by VisitEngland due to the the very high quality of furnishings and equipment. Because of this we are unable to offer the cottage to guests with pets.
The wifi strength signal is good.
There is unrestricted parking outside the house and normally it is possible to park very close to the cottage.
The lovely private patio outside the kitchen overlooks the garden and onwards to open countryside, making it hard to believe that you are close to the very centre of this magical village.
Steps leading down from the private patio bring you into the large and mature garden which is shared with Penny Cottage next door, (you cannot see their patio area) which is also part of our small group of holiday cottages. The garden is on two levels and has some nice quiet places to sit and enjoy a picnic or have some privacy.
Lavenham was almost forgotten from the 1600s until recently. It was featured in Dimbleby's TV show as one of England's best preserved medieval wood villages and it is the Jewel in the Crown of Suffolk's many pretty villages.
The Cottage is in Shilling Street, a quiet 16th Century residential street just a 100 meters from the main square and where Jane Taylor lived and wrote the famous nursery rhyme “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”.
Lavenham is really tiny but in the 1500s it was England's thirteenth most prosperous town! Its importance stems from its wool and weaving activities which is indicated by its amazing array of historic buildings.
Lavenham has a few excellent restaurants and pubs like The Great House rated as one of the best French restaurants in England, The Swan Hotel which is a gorgeous building and has a very highly acclaimed restaurant for non guests and guests alike.
The Market Place is only 100 yards away and features the wonderful National Trust owned Guildhall, which was the backdrop for the 1960s cult film “Witchfinder General” with Vincent Price. The Guildhall now houses a fascinating local history museum. There are many good pubs, tea rooms, beauty salons, a spa and lovely old fashioned village shops nearby.
There are good marked circular walks around the village and down the old disused railway line to Long Melford. The ancient Market Place is home to an occasional French market which is great fun and a source of some real delicacies and of course the famous Lavenham Christmas Fair.
To find out more about the attractions of the local area, including the lovely Pubs & Restaurants, please click on this link: 'Mint Cottage'
Mint Cottage is a heavily listed historic building in one of England’s best preserved Medieval Villages and as such when the recent restorations were done they had to conform with very stringent rules on retaining historic features and using traditional and reclaimed materials. This has resulted in the enchanting character of the cottage being retained for future generations to enjoy.
The breakfast basket is filled with local produce where possible and the logs for the fire are supplied by a specialist log company accessing only responsibly harvested wood.
The countryside around is dotted with beautiful tiny villages that seem a step back in time like Kersey, Chelsworth, Long Melford (of Lovejoys Fame) and many, many, others.
As you follow the river down into The Stour you come to The Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, immortalised by England’s renowned Landscape Painter; John Constable and known as ‘Constable Country’.
A visit to Constables home at Flatford Mill, where he painted ‘The Haywain’, is a lovely treat.
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 or The Swan in Lavenham.
Please see my 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 then a day out 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.
We are pleased to announce that we have just been awarded the Coveted Rose Award for going 'that Extra Mile' to provide excellent customer service
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. Wi-Fi, TV, books, games, magazines, local brochures, OS and other maps, folder with our special 'What To Do' Insider’s Guide to the local area.
Bikes: These are located at The Grove CO10 5PP, please call me on 01787 211 115 office hours or 01787 211419 out of hours to arrange to pick some up, we are right on the cycle route and just 4 miles away. Please check with me that these are available before you arrive to avoid disappointment if they are in for maintenance.
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 - please note that this cottage does not accept 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
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.
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 - 35 mins to cottage
Sudbury - Sudbury Town Taxis 01787 377366 - 20 mins to cottage
This was a last minute booking so we were obviously very luck to find Mint Cottage available. Pre arrival communication was fabulous and when we arrived the cottage was prepared for the evening. Lights, and heating on for which we were very grateful. Cottage was beautiful and furnishings and linens superb quality. We had everything we needed and more and the attention to detail was wonderful throughout. Thank you for the lovely welcome pack too.
Thank you for a lovely stay - very cosy xx
We love Mint Cottage, we do not want to leave. such a cosy place to stay on a wet and windy weekend. Location is perfect, very quiet but still within short walk to the village square. Spotlessly clean and everything you could possibly need. Can't wait to come back. Thank you
Unique cottage - really special. Don't think there was any more you could have provided
Lovely cottage. We enjoyed a warming fire on a coldish night and the welcome pack for breakfast was great. Fresh flowers was a welcome touch. So much character to this little cottage, with everything you could possibly need. Will definitely come back. Thank you very much
Lovely cottage, perfect break
Perfect 'home from home' - lovely cottage, lovely setting!
Lovely stay at Mint Cottage, our fourth stay at a Grove Cottage. It has everything you need or want for a perfect stay. Very clean and lovely welcome pack - thank you
What a wonderful cottage - brilliantly placed, immaculately clean and brilliantly equipped. Really cosy with a sun trap of a courtyard garden
Charming cottage in a quiet setting. Comfortable and beautifully furnished, in keeping with the age of the property. Patio/terrace was great for breakfast and supper every day. Lots of great places to visit nearby.
A lovely stay despite the weather. This is our fifth stay in a Grove Cottage and always exceed expectations. Beautifully furnished and wonderfully equipped. Thanks once again!
Brilliant time - from the moment we entered the threshold to reluctantly leaving. Thank you so much for the bottle of bubbly - much appreciated on our anniversary. Excellent 5 star treatment! Will be back!!
Lovely comfy bed, very good open fire.
A beautiful homely cosy cottage, everything you need, so well equipped. Lovely comfy bed too, so solid night sleep. A lovely breakfast hamper, flowers, candles and Prosecco!! A very warm welcome from Gillian. This is our second visit to Mint and we will be back, I'm sure. Perfect, thank you
Mint Cottage is the perfect couples getaway. The cutest cottage with the most amazing bedroom and cosy fire. Lovely walks and pubs in Lavenham. Loved our stay and will be back again!
Excellent cottage in the perfect location. Could have stayed longer! Perfect!!
Nothing really to say other than the obvious. Warm, cosy property, high standard of cleanliness - special touches like extra large towels and flowers
Great to see that maintenance has been maintained so that Mint Cottage is still luxurious. We have been coming for years
What a delightful cottage! It was spotless, comfortable and warm and cosy. The welcome basket was a pleasant surprise. We would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage and I am sure we will return for another visit.
A perfect cottage in a perfect location. This is our third stay in a Grove Cottage and it is our favourite, even though the others were OUTSTANDING!
The cottage is beautiful, furnished to provide a very welcoming feel and charm. To be able to stay in such a historic building is amazing, to imagine the lives of others in bygone times. We have thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend and look forward to visiting again
This was the most amazing cottage I've stayed in. Not much more to say than it was absolutely amazing. One small problem......it wasn't long enough. Thank you.
Very enjoyable, comfortable stay, will book again
Wonderful cottage, wonderful setting. Would recommend to anyone who appreciates the history and beauty of a spot like Lavenham.
Staying in this historic cottage was a lovely experience to add to that of the beautiful village that surrounds it. Many thanks for sharing it with us. Thank you for a lovely welcome and accommodation that exceeded expectations
Wow. Yet again Grove Cottages have come up trumps. A delightful stay at Mint Cottage, Lavenham - Heaven. So clean, cosy, everything that is needed for a relaxing and comfortable stay. Loved the flowers, a real homely touch. Thanks to you all for such high standards, This is our third cottage booked via yourselves and nothing else compares. I can't think of anything to improve what's here!! Oh yes.......wish it was mine and we wouldn't have to leave :(
A very attractive, comfortable and well equipped cottage in a superb location - just perfect! I was very impressed with the booking process. It was all very straightforward with no hidden extras and the information you sent me (e.g. travel details), was very helpful
Lovely cottage everything you need is here in the cottage.
A relaxing stay in this wonderful medieval cottage. Such a quiet location in the interesting, lovely historic Lavenham
From Gillian who was a ray of sunshine and the welcome pack which was not expected,, also the whole experience of Lavenham and Mint Cottage, has exceeded our expectations
Lovely fresh flowers, wonderful welcome pack and a lovely cottage. We will return
We had a wonderful time in this beautiful cottage - so much historic character yet sympathetically modernised to contemporary standards in the kitchen and bathroom. Picturesque gardens with stunning panoramic views. All of our expectations were exceeded. A dream cottage in every way
Cosy cottage in an excellent location. Glorious garden and very peaceful. Nice relaxing break, would love to return
The best cottage we have every stayed in. Spotlessly clean and beautifully presented with luxury fixtures and fittings. The fresh flowers and food basket were a lovely touch and the east facing private terrace was wonderful for relaxing in. The large wooden wall and ceiling beams made this a very special place to stay. We would certainly like to return.
Well appointed, cosy cottage. Great location in a mouth wateringly charming town and a perfect centre to explore Suffolk. Not enough time to enjoy all the lovely tea shops and restaurants - you don't need to be Harry Potter to experience it's magic!
Ideal cottage in the heart of Lavenham. Beautifully clean, cosy bed and lovely touch of fresh flowers. Definitely a cottage to come back to. Cannot fault this cottage, we had a lovely three night stay.
A really nice weekend. Thanks Gillian!
We had another lovely stay in Mint Cottage. Last time we came in winter and made the most of the log burner, but this time with the beautiful spring weather, we were able to make use of the large garden. We love the cottage and the little touches. It's the perfect place to stay in Lavenham. Everything was lovely as before. Thanks Gillian for the welcome and keeping everything so nice.
Mint Cottage is very cosy and warm. Bed very comfy and spacious bedroom. Kitchen had everything you need, just as if you were at home. Excellent location here in Lavenham for those who just want complete relaxation, with everything right on the doorstep. Grove Cottages never disappoint. This is our fourth stay in one of the Grove Cottages. All the cottages are lovely and well equipped. We always find them reasonably priced considering how beautiful they are inside. People in Suffolk are so friendly, always welcome in the local village pubs and restaurants. Nice welcome pack on arrival in each cottage which is an added bonus. Will definitely be trying out other cottages in the future.
Great, thank you.
Very restful and cosy. Lovely village.
Our stay at Mint Cottage was just perfect! The thoughtful details like fresh flowers and chocolates to tea lights, made the visit the best ever. Everything was great, thank you very much!
Beautiful cottage, log fire, what more could you possibly want?! All perfect!
Mint Cottage is the perfect relaxing, cosy, romantic getaway location. We can't wait to come back. The cottage is simply beautiful, very clean and in such good condition, we had everything we needed for the perfect weekend
Thank you Gillian, I've had a wonderful break in the lovely Mint Cottage. The cottage was warm and welcoming, with a well laid fire and very clean and well equipped. Lavenham itself is a lovely area of rural Suffolk and I've had lots of fun exploring it.
Cottage is perfect, we look forward to staying here again
Beautiful cottage in an excellent location. Everything was perfect. Thank you!
Second time staying at Mint Cottage. Perfect setting to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you for a wonderful break. Lovely and clean, very welcoming and cosy.
Have always loved staying at any of the Grove Cottages - been a fan since 2011. All very well appointed as usual. The welcome basket is a plus as it negates having to shop for breakfast.
We came here for our mini honeymoon, having got married a few days before. It was a perfect choice! We had a warm welcome from Gillian and the cottage is gorgeous. We'd never been to Lavenham but couldn't have picked a better place.
Mint Cottage is beautiful - our dream Christmas cottage. Nothing can compare with wonderful Mint Cottage!
Wonderful weekend at Mint Cottage. Just perfect!
A beautiful cottage, delightful bedroom and lovely garden overlooking countryside. What a perfect place to relax in the evening by the fireside with a glass of wine, after a stroll around Lavenham getting to know the extremely friendly locals. Everything was perfect.
Very good service from Gillian - an exceptionally nice, clean cottage.
Wonderful cottage, wonderful town, lovely pubs and friendly locals, what more could you want? Another lovely stay here, our 2nd time in as many months. Gillian was as always very friendly, helpful and welcoming. 1st class stay, we will be back
This is our seventh stay with Grove Cottages and Mint Cottage is now at the top of our list! It is a privilege to stay in this 16th century cottage with all it's history and character. The cottage was beautifully presented and clean with flowers in every room. Great welcome from Gillian, she explained everything we needed to know and a fantastic welcome basket was waiting for us. Surprisingly large garden with view over open fields. Shame the weather didn't allow us to use it - perhaps next time!!
Had the most beautiful stay, so cosy and welcoming and felt so at ease and relaxed. Thank you
Mint Cottage is a lovely haven - comfortable, charming, historic. Beautiful garden. Perfect village with many good pubs. We loved our stay
A perfect, peaceful retreat for our fifth wedding anniversary. Luxurious yet homely at the same time - a winning combination. Wonderful welcome from Gillian, plus a surprise bottle of bubbly for our anniversary!
Lovely cottage, may be the best we have stayed in! The cottage was presented in a very clean and well equipped way. Gillian explained everything to us when we arrived. The cottage was spotlessly clean with a lovely welcome pack!
Mint Cottage is an absolute delight. Perfectly placed to explore Suffolk, perfectly kitted out as the ultimate romantic bolt hole
Loved the welcome basket. Very well equipped kitchen, great local info guides. The welcome intro was good and everything made very easy for us. Cosy feel and perfect for an October break.
A last minute break which was a gem of a find. First time we have used Grove Cottages and we will definitely be back. A lovely comfortable cottage with every little detail thought of, from the lovely welcome from Gillian to the welcome goodies, fresh flowers and wood for the fire, thank you x
My husband and I have used Grove Cottages several times and have never been disappointed. They have always been beautifully decorated with a cosy feel and the welcome basket is an added treat. The cottage is in a great location and we've enjoyed being able to walk to some lovely pubs and restaurants, as well as interesting shops and galleries. I can definitely recommend Hadley's Ice Cream Parlour, the best ice cream we've ever had!! Tam & Phil x
Whoever designed and furnished Mint Cottage deserves a medal -they thought of everything (and more). It's just beautiful.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Lavenham is a lovely village and Mint Cottage a charming home, full of character. Sad to leave.....
Second visit to Mint Cottage, as wonderful as the first. We spent a lot of our time in the beautiful garden as we had perfect weather, it is so peaceful; Mint Cottage we will be back
Very happy with welcome and all the facilities at Mint Cottage, which made our short stay so good and relaxing. A lovely cottage in an ideal position with lots of care and thought taken, to make us feel at home.
It was truly an amazing experience. Loved every aspect of the house, can't wait to be back soon. Truly awesome!
You thought of everything. The cottage exceeded our expectations! Loved the fresh flowers placed around the cottage. Good supply of booklets/leaflets on local information. The bed was extremely comfortable -:)
This cottage is really the best of both worlds - as quiet and peaceful as being in the countryside (no traffic noise and views of garden and country), but 2-3 minutes walk to several excellent places to eat or to pick up the morning papers. All excellent
Lovely break with extra little touches, welcome basket etc. and a please to stay. Feels like home for a few days. X
We have had a very enjoyable stay at a very cosy and comfortable cottage. Everything we needed was provided to make our stay perfect. We would highly recommend Grove Cottages for providing a very exceptional high standard of self catering accommodation
A perfect stay. We have previously stayed with Grove Cottages and as before every attention is given to ensure it is a perfect stay. We shall look forward to our next one - already planning!!
A wonderful peaceful retreat in the heart of Lavenham. Really enjoyed our stay, thank you
Charming cottage with all home comforts. The welcome basket, flowers and candles very much appreciated
Perfect! From the moment we arrived with the warm welcome from Gillian, we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this perfect cottage. Already looking forward to coming back!
Our second stay in this gorgeous cottage has been wonderful and we're sure it won't be our last - this is coming from people who don't usually return anywhere. It's easy to while away gentle time in the cottage and Lavenham has many treasures. Delicious food at The Great House, Greyound and The Swan. Thank you Gillian and Grove Cottages for a blissful four night stay.
This cottage really is 5* and every possible necessity is provided. I can only imagine the owners must have spent years staying in 5* places and thinking what could be added to make their stay perfect, then applied it here. Immaculately clean, wonderful bed and linen, antiques and very warm. Welcome basket a bonus and a wonderful warm welcome from Gillian
Our weekend in Lavenham at Mint Cottage could not have been better. We received a lovely warm welcome and everything was provided for. Everything was wonderful - thank you! We will need to come back
Lovely cottage, cute and quaint just like to other Grove Cottages!
Mint Cottage is a beautiful cottage in a peaceful street in Lavenham. A very comfortable 4 poster bed and cosy fire to relax in front of. This cottage has everything for a weekend away from our busy working lives. Will want to return again soon - loved it! Gillian was an excellent host, she made us feel very welcome and couldn't do enough for us
A beautiful peaceful retreat for a luxury break. Mint Cottage has everything you need with thoughtful touches. Lavenham is very pretty - would highly recommend
All good. Nice and cosy, Gillian was really helpful and explained everything well! All great.
We loved our stay at Mint Cottage. The bedroom deserves our main attention - the atmosphere of the room is so lovely in warm lamplight and the quality of the bed and linen so scrumptious! We love the attention to detail and fresh flowers in every room.
We have loved staying at Mint Cottage. A truly five star cottage with everything you could need for your stay and a perfect location, with everything in easy walking distance. However what really made the stay memorable is the cottage itself with beautiful features and an enormous king size four poster antique bed. A really romantic and relaxing setting. Outstanding.
Home from home - such attention to detail. So very welcoming, a cosy hideaway but a short hop from all amenities. A very magical Christmas
A lovely relaxing break in a wonderful cottage. Grove Cottages never let us down!!
A cosy and romantic hideaway, we did not want to leave!
A lovely experience to stay in such historic accommodation but with all amenities provided and additional luxuries to be indulged. A return visit can't come soon enough
A wonderful characterful cottage with a very thoughtful and useful welcome pack. The cottage is very generously equipped with everything we could possibly need and so much more.
Fantastic short relaxing break with everything you need. Wonderful welcome basket - perfect! Very friendly welcome from Gillian, would loved to have stayed longer. Many thanks.
A lovely cottage and attractive garden, sufficiently modernised to give 21st century comfort.
We often say to ourselves "oh look at that beautiful cottage, it must be so lovely to live there, lucky things"! Well this is your lucky day, you get to live the dream, for a short while anyway - but then you could always come back or try one of the other amazing cottage that The Grove offer. You can be sure of their high standards on every occasion. I've been a customer since early 2015 and would highly recommend any of the cottages. You are assured of the perfect break as they take the worry away, you just have to show up!
We last visited Lavenham in our teens and have returned to celebrate a momentous birthday and our 51st wedding anniversary!
Perfect getaway for a couple looking to enjoy a quiet weekend. Highly recommended.
Mint Cottage is a beautiful cosy historical cottage. It provides everything needed for a holiday. A warm welcome from Gillian to show us how everything worked. A delicious generous welcome basket, full of excellent supplies. The cottage was beautifully clean and comfortable. A lovely pretty garden. Fantastic! Thank you
We came here for our 25th wedding anniversary and what a memorable and wonderful time we had. The cottage was perfect. We could not have asked for more!
A wonderful and relaxing place to stay - with the odd unique feature. Well appointed cottage, lovely garden space. Well managed and a very nice touch with the welcome basket and personal greeting from Gillian & Caroline. Felt at home straight away (although we don't have a four poster!). Thank you.
Absolutely perfect - the cottage is beautifully fitted out with everything one would need. Quiet residential side street, lovely patio and garden for bird and bee watching, stars at night, morning coffee and newspapers. Particularly loved the big bedroom and king size bed. So dark at night, haven't slept this well in years -:). Listen out for the owls! Don't change a thing it's perfect! The website is well done with lots of good photos - these clinched the deal! Also, Gillian does a great job with the walk through on arrival, very thorough.
We have had an amazing time at Mint Cottage. A real treat, a fantastic weekend in an amazing cottage. Can't wait to come back to enjoy the garden in the warmer months. Lavenham is beautiful, what a perfect weekend we have had. Thank you Grove Cottages
Two days is nowhere near long enough! We've loved exploring Lavenham and the cottage was perfect. We ate at The Great House and cannot recommend it highly enough. Many thanks to Gillian who was friendly and made us feel at home - we'll return one day soon.
Mint Cottage is by far the best cottage I've stayed in. I love the homely touches, it's completely clean and beautifully well maintained. It's comfortable, warm and quiet, perfect for relaxing.
Mint Cottage is a bit of heaven - perfect in every way! A wonderful escape from the fast and complicated world we live in. Can't wait to return. Thank you for sharing this lovely place with us.
This is one of the very best, cleanest, most welcoming cottages we have stayed in. There were many thoughtful touches - fresh flowers, welcome basket and everything you could think of for the kitchen. High quality soft furnishings and a comfy and spectacular 4 poster bed. Lovely garden, lovely village, lovely holiday.
Beautiful cottage and a very relaxing stay. Everything you can think of or need. A peaceful setting in a lovely village.
The cottage is perfectly located for exploring Lavenham on foot, wonderfully atmospheric and beautifully furnished. Delicious welcome basket! Perfect for a weekend break in February even if the weather was poor (which it wasn't).
Everything was lovely and to a very high standard.
Beautifully presented cottage. Thank you. Booking process and access excellent too.
Mint Cottage is the perfect place to stay to discover what it would be like to live in Lavenham; a beautiful, quaint, friendly and historic town with a lot of great places to eat and drink.
It was a real pleasure to have the opportunity of staying in such a wonderful period cottage, enabling us to enjoy fully the ambience, atmosphere, attention to detail - superb. Just perfect in so many ways. Exceptional experience!!
Most beautiful, quaint and cosy cottage we've ever been to. Christmas Tree and welcome basket made it so welcoming. First Christmas away from family and friends, just two of us and the cottage was so homely, would definitely do it again. The cottage is located in a perfect location, shops, pubs, restaurants etc. Looking forward to our return visit, can't wait - planning it already. Thank yo for an amazing Christmas, best we have ever had - feeling relaxed and refreshed again!!
Lavenham and Mint Cottage exceeded our expectations. Cottage prepared to the highest standard and we have had a very relaxing short break relishing the peace and quiet and atmosphere. Thank you.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We found the cottage very clean and comfortable. The welcome basket was a lovely surprise and was great to have so much information about the local area to read. We can't wait to come back.
Fantastic cottage. So much attention to detail, really appreciate you accommodating our late arrival!
Such a tranquil and historical place. Just what we needed to restore ourselves. Didn't expect the welcome basket, lovely surprise.
Thank you again - we'll be back -:)
We came to celebrate our wedding anniversary and had the best time. Mint Cottage is one of the nicest places we've every stayed - it's faultless. You really have thought of absolutely everything. The little touches - food basket/flowers/candles/guide books - really top notch and much appreciated. Thank you!
Adored Penny Cottage and will definitely use again. Decorated to my taste even down to flowers everywhere.
A gem! Beautiful cottage, excellent presentation, superb location.
What a cottage!!! Everything we needed was catered for. There is so much history in this house it's like stepping back in time. We are proud to say our footsteps have joined the thousands of others who have walked these floors. We definitely will be returning here and will recommend it to all we know.
Very well furnished and equipped. Excellent welcome with flowers and food.
Mint Cottage is a gem -charming, well equipped and comfortable.
A beautiful peaceful cottage. Wonderfully decorated and special. Gillian was very welcoming and helpful. The most relaxing and luxurious break I've had.
Last stayed in Penny Cottage 5 years ago. Mint is just as beautiful - we'll be back! Many thanks for taking the time to make the cottage so homely - 5 vases of fresh flowers! We really appreciate the effort that has been put into making our stay so lovely. Thank you.
We had a fantastic stay at Mint Cottage. The cottage and garden are lovely. We would highly recommend it and look forward to returning soon. Lovely welcome from Gillian. Excellent basket of supplies. Very clean and extremely well equipped. Great attention to detail. The website is very accurate but the cottage and garden still exceeded our expectations. We look forward to returning very soon.
The most romantic bedroom I have every slept in - hardly wanted to leave it! The excellent standard and lovely features that we have enjoyed at various Grove Cottages....but by far the BEST bedroom!!
A beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting. A wonderful stay for my husbands 50th. Thank you.
This is a beautiful and very comfortable cottage. The bed and bedding in particular are of the highest standard - we have slept so well here. Although a small town it is very quiet, no traffic noise at all and lovely countryside views from the bedroom. Just minutes by foot to lots of nice places to eat. We hope to return for further breaks to this cottage.
Really characterful cottage in a beautiful area. Lovely welcome. Everything you could want has been thought of.
Our stay at Mint Cottage has been just perfect. A wonderful atmosphere and such a charming and comfy cottage. We have travelled from Australia to stay here and have loved it. The lovely English garden is the icing on the cake. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in such a magical place, it has been a perfect 3 days.
Really can't fault this cottage - everything as perfect as last time! Gillian - thanks for the welcome, look forward to seeing you next year!
All perfect - thank you!
Superb retreat. Beautiful cottage in an ideal relaxing location. We have nothing but thanks for being allowed to stay at Mint Cottage. Mint is most definitely "mint".
Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings. Forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life, perfect for recharging your batteries
Absolutely fantastic welcome, a brilliant cottage and wonderful little touches, made our stay so very enjoyable.
A lovely romantic break to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. It's always nice to be met at the property and to be shown around. Having local produce in the welcome basket is appreciated. Thank you for making the fire up - it made things so simple. Mint Cottage is really lovely and we have enjoyed our stay here. Thank you for making it so lovely, clean and cosy. Everything has been thought of.
A wonderful, wonderful weekend. We will definitely be back.
A truly magnificent cottage. Cosy evenings by the fire over a glass of red wine and cheese! Perfect! -:)
A delightful place to step out of reality and relax!
Fantastic stay as always. A beautiful, cosy cottage in an ideal location for exploring Lavenham and the surrounding area. Perfect!
What a special place to stay as a newly married couple! The cosy cottage lend itself perfectly to all your needs, for a romantic short stay.
Be prepared never to go on holiday anywhere else!
This is a lovely welcoming cottage, where every little detail has been thought about. Thank you.
This place is an absolute gem. A really special little treat :) Everything was just spot on, thank you.
Quiet and relaxing, stunning cottage. Keep up the good work.
Mint Cottage was everything we had hoped for and more. We loved that the medieval look of the cottage has been preserved. Every need was provided for. It was the perfect place to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.
Another fabulous stay for us. Mint Cottage was perfect as always and the perfect antidote to the stress and strain of life in London.
One of the best holiday cottages that we have stayed in. The cottage is well equipped, very clean and is organised with great attention to detail. Appreciate no pets.
Fantastic country retreat from London! Perfect 5* accommodation with everything in walking distance. Brilliant day out on the bikes following the country roads, bouncing from pub to pub!
This has to be one of the best equipped, clean and quiet cottages that we have stayed in. The location is peaceful and relaxing, but within a short stroll for fresh bread and groceries.
Penny Cottage is a beautifully appointed, cosy place from which to explore Suffolk. The Grove Cottage teams attention to detail makes for a wonderful experience!
Wonderful clean cosy cottage. Welcome pack and fresh flowers a lovely touch, thank you. Spotlessly clean throughout and well equipped.
Such a perfect, romantic and relaxing weekend. The cottage was gorgeous, every detail had been thought of - not only beautifully furnished but walking and activity guides, DVDs, BBQ equipment. We didn't mind at all when it rained on our second day, just created an opportunity for an indulgent morning "at home".
As wonderful as ever. The care taken of the cottage and garden, along with all the lovely helpful extras make it a proper rest, even if you only have a spare few days.
Excellent cottage and wonderful welcome from Gillian! We'll be back!
A really lovely weekend. Thank you so much.
Superb accommodation, wonderfully equipped and comfortable in an ideal location.
The most relaxing and beautiful place to stay. Water and beautiful woodland and very welcoming hosts.
Warm, cosy, quiet and relaxing in a lovely furnished cottage in the heart of Lavenham. Blissful - with no light pollution to reduce the spectacle of a starry night time sky.
Utterly charming. Amazing attention to detail; fresh flowers, choccies, breakfast pack. Stunning garden to gaze at the stars.
We spent the entire time discussing how we could love to live in a cottage like this!
Wonderful! We will be back!
Beautiful cottage, very comfortable and cosy, lots of extra little touches made it home from home, set in a beautiful location. The garden is stunning and crammed with bird life.
The attention to detail is what makes Mint Cottage the perfect place to stay, for a romantic break. This stunning cottage has everything you will need and more. We would love to return to Lavenham.
Fantastic! What a wonderful cottage - loved it!
What a delightful intimate cottage in a stunning location. We were made to feel very welcome and the basket of goodies were a lovely touch - thank you. The bed is one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in.
Can't fault anything - a very comfortable and cosy place to stay, with everything you might need.
Beautiful village, home from home cosy, comfortable cottage.
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend. The cottage was perfect to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. The warm cosy fire and the beautiful garden make it a lovely memorable stay.
My partner and I chose Mint Cottage for our honeymoon and it far exceeded our expectations. The Cottage Manager was very friendly and helpful, and keeps the cottage immaculate. We would highly recommend it, and will be returning in future.
It has been exactly what we were after - romantic, cosy, relaxing getaway - we will definitely be back!
I had high hopes for the cottage, for the ultimate romantic winter cottage retreat, particularly from the pics on the web. We were not disappointed, the wonderfully equipped cottage is perfect for a getaway for a couple, who want a log fire, four poster and an easy stroll to lovely shops and walks.
What a 'gem', not a 5* definitely a 6! Lots of extras you do not always get in other cottages. The welcome supplies were very generous, and we loved the Christmas tree!
Lovely place to stay.....excellent from start to finish.
The bicycle route marked in orange is lovely, the bikes ride very well - thanks very much.
Mint Cottage was a treat. The village of Lavenham is a true gem, you can walk and look and walk and look, always seeing something you missed on the last walk! We're leaving Heaven!
Charming little cottage for a relaxing break, before our baby arrives.
A beautiful cottage in a fabulous location. We couldn't ask for more.
Lovely cottage with a sensational garden. Luxury in Lavenham. The bottle of Prosecco to help us celebrate our wedding was a lovely touch.
We have had a beautiful weekend in this romantic cottage. Exceeded all our expectations, would thoroughly recommend this cottage. Excellent location and close to shops and amenities.
A cottage for all seasons. Beautiful garden for summer and log fire in cosy beamed room for winter. It exceeded expectations and we can't wait to return. Great to have rural outlook but so close to all amenities. Many thanks to Gillian.
Mint Cottage is the perfect retreat, everything is impeccably neat! We loved our stay here and will be sure to visit again. The cottage is perfect in every single way, we love it.
We have had a fabulous week at Mint Cottage. A great chance to relax and unwind before our new arrival. Thank you, it really has been home away from home.
A really wonderful week - the cottage was perfect and thoughtfully equipped. We will be back.
Lived up to our expectations - like stepping back in time!
Wonderful to be able to spend time in such a special cottage. Jasmine was most welcoming and helpful.
Can't recommend Mint Cottage highly enough. Beautifully kept cottage in a gorgeous location - perfect for some R&R!
From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel welcome and relaxed. The cottage is beautiful, very well equipped and comfortable. Lots of thoughtful touches made it feel special; the flowers dotted around, the coffee table books, in addition to the practical information, the basket of goodies and the helpfully marked map. Thank you - we have had a wonderful time.
Beautiful Cottage, beautiful location for exploring Lavenham. Gillian made us very welcome.
We had a wonderful stay at Mint Cottage. The cottage itself was lovely – we particularly liked the welcome hamper which came in very useful for breakfast! Lavenham was very pretty as well and we enjoyed exploring the local area. We will be back!
A perfect cottage. Fabulously equipped, spotlessly clean and amazingly beautiful. Quiet but central location, we didn't want to leave. Perfect!
After our week at Mint Cottage I was seriously asking myself why we hadn’t booked two weeks! A lovely old cottage with bags of atmosphere and character, decorated in the best of taste and situated in a lovely village with lots to see in the surrounding area. And fitted out with every convenience you could want – All very well organized.
A lovely, cosy cottage and extremely well appointed. We had a great stay in a great location.
One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Usually stay at National Trust cottages, but so glad we opted for Mint cottage this time. We couldn’t have wanted for more, superbly equipped with lots of extra touches – a very warm welcome on arrival.
Extremely high standards all round – it can be done! Thank you very much.
I honestly couldn’t find any fault with Mint cottage; everything was top drawer, bed linen, towels, warm and cosy, plenty of hot water and the welcome pack was super, and the open fire a real bonus. I couldn't fault anything : a five star stay. We will use The Grove Cottages again
Had a relaxing and very peaceful weekend here at Mint Cottage. A quaint and cosy cottage with everything you need to enjoy a romantic break away from it all.
We had an amazing stay at Mint Cottage, it felt like home away from home. The welcome was very good and the info left very useful. Would definitely recommend and use again!
Lovely cottage, olde worlde but with every modern convenience to hand. Exceeded our expectations, attention to detail was brilliant. A First class cottage, all our requirements were to hand and the added touches of flowers and Welcome Basket were great. Superb Thank you.
The cottage out did our expectations. The welcome basket was lovely, a really welcoming touch.
A fabulous cottage in a wonderful location! This is our second stay and we love the village and the Cottage. Keep it up !
Mint Cottage is both luxurious and homely – a winning combination. The cottage manager was very helpful and gave us a warm welcome. We will return and also recommend to friends and family Thank you.
Awesome cottage Best I have stayed in.
We loved everything about the cottage. Really well equipped. Perfect location. Lovely view from the bedroom, especially on a crisp, sunny and frosty winter morning!
Fabulous weekend in a beautiful romantic cottage!
Our 3rd visit to Lavenham but our 1st stay at Mint Cottage. We loved everything about it and thank you so much for everything provided to make our stay so wonderful. Denise was so welcoming and helpful in fact everyone we’ve met in Lavenham has been very kind and friendly.
A wonderful cottage in and idyllic village.
Thank you so much for the wine – what a kind gesture! Look forward to the next 10 visits!!
Wonderful cottage, we will be back. Five stars – NO – should have six!
We had an amazing few days here at Mint Cottage. The fire and the huge bed were amazing, and the whole place is so romantic – you have thought of everything. Thank you!
Thank you for the welcome. We have had a great time.
What an amazing beautiful cottage and very romantic. Highly recommend the Great House for dinner. Would love to come and stay again – brilliant.
Another wonderful experience thanks to Grove Cottages.
Very pleased with the welcome and level of service offered by Denise. Supplies very yummy. Cottage very clean and equipped to a very high standard.
A fantastic cottage in a fantastic location. Superbly well equipped – nothing could have been better!
Peaceful restful and everything you could want for a holiday – the cottage is wonderful and cosy – spotless.
We are absolutely pleased with the Mint cottage. Every tiny thing in this place makes the cottage so cosy that my partner and I feel like home. That was my surprise for him and I absolutely love it. Wish we could have this kind of atmosphere every day.
Lovely cottage and the attention to detail made it a special break, highly recommended and look forward to returning
Mint cottage has everything you could want for a romantic week away!
Comfortable and high quality self-catering accommodation. Fresh flowers and breakfast basket a lovely touch.
A lovely cottage in an ideal setting – we were comfortably cosy and more than content. Welcome basket was a really nice touch.
2nd visit this year. Need I say more.
We have enjoyed the cottage in Lavenham, both as a place to experience the town, and as a base for trips around Suffolk and Essex. Enjoyed the pubs.
It is rare to find a cottage that lives up to its website blurb and photos - still rarer to find one that surpasses them.
The most comfortable and relaxing cottage we have visited and is ideally situated. A must visit is the Small House, Lavenham.
What an experience! This cottage is excellent in every way possible. Cosy, very comfortable and beautifully decorated in keeping with its age, yet containing all the modern touches necessary – far out well being. We were truly pampered! In addition a most generous food hamper added to our comfort. As Australian visiting to the UK we are always in awe at the history all around us. Not surprising, considering Australia was not settled until 1788 – just a baby in comparison! Mint Cottage & Lavenham, did not disappoint us in this regard !
Very relaxing time gorgeous cottage with a lovely cosy feel. Would love to return again!! The cottage has everything you could want and need!
We had the perfect weekend celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. We loved the cottage and all the extra touches. Thank you!
Fire place, four post bed and a lovely bathroom, exactly what we wanted for a short break away. Thank you. LOVED THE SMELL!!
Excellent as always! Thank you for a wonderful break. The Cottage is perfect ( our third visit!) and we hope to return at some point. We recommend the Greyhound for the atmosphere and simple food , The Great House for a treat, The Angel is also very good.
Beautiful Cottage in a lovely location – very relaxing stay. Tickled Pink in Lavenham have the most delicious home-made cakes. What more can we say – the cottage, the welcome and the village were all excellent. Would recommend th Greyhound for great food and pleasant relaxed atmosphere. Also suggest future guests try Ticked Pink for delicious homemade cakes served with a welcoming smile.
Thank you for a wonderful stay here in Mint Cottage – we had an excellent chilled out time here and would definitely recommend Lavenham and this cottage.
A beautiful cottage, perfect for a romantic weekend away. We will always remember celebrating our first wedding anniversary at Mint Cottage.
The place was perfect for us – excellent.
Lovely cottage, fantastic garden, great kitchen (well stocked), loved the food, very clean. Info packs very useful Loved it and we will come again.
We stayed at Mint Cottage the location was lovely for us to spend time together as we have such hectic life. We were welcomed by Denise she made us very welcome. She is star. Thank you so much.
We have stayed here before and will again. This is a beautiful cosy cottage in a stunning village and has everything you would want. There are some seriously good restaurants nearby too!
Mint Cottage is absolutely beautiful. A perfect relaxing place to escape from the city
Perfect welcome, perfect cottage, perfect weekend break...
If we had been more chilled we would have frozen – it was wonderful!! Clean – spotless is more like it – cosy and quiet!
Lovely luxury cottage in a very peaceful village. Southwold was worth the drive – stunning sandy beach and excellent facilities on the pier
Mint cottage in Lavenham has all the right ingredients to see in the New Year. Perfection.
Everything was perfect – thank you
Great. Chilled out weekend as usual. Can’t wait for our next visit.
Very cosy cottage and well supplied. Excellent directions and also interior details. Very easy to book
Staying at Mint Cottage has been us such pleasure. The cottage itself is so beautiful, and it is so well equipped and organised. Denise did everything she could to help with our special request, and we are very grateful to her. We had a wonderful weekend – a peaceful oasis in our stress – filled lives.
A beautiful and charming retreat, ideal for escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life! A beautiful and charming cottage in a wonderful location, supplies and local information very good.
Lavenham is beautiful any time of year, but Autumn sees the trees in glorious colour, and the aromatic smell of wood spoke permeating the air. Absolutely divine and Mint Cottage is a cosy warm bolt hole to relax in for the weekend.
Mint Cottage is the perfect get-away Cottage. Cosy, welcoming, charming : a home from home. Can’t wait to return and explore more of Suffolk. Perfect stay. Thank you
A lovely cosy, comfortable cottage, equipped with everything one could need!
Fabulous weekend! Cottage was amazing, very cosy and welcoming - didn't want to leave!
Of the many cottages we have used, this is one of the best.
Splendid accommodation with every thoughtful touch. Beautiful period features. Wonderful reception by Denise. Excellent location.
Always a pleasure in Suffolk - thanks to Grove Cottages
Wonderful cottage, beautiful fabrics in a stunning location. Our visit exceeded our expectations. The lines on my husband's face vanished within two days of arrival, something I didn't think possible. Cottage manager extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful. Having a welcome basket on arrival. Thank you so much
Have had an amazing relaxing break. Cottage was superb. Very cosy and welcoming. Will be staying again very soon.
The best cottage we have ever stayed in. Absolute bliss!!
One of the best, if not the best, equipped cottage we have stayed in. Great welcome. Fantastic cottage, fantastic location
Had a fantastic weekend - Mint Cottage is beautiful!
With excellent restaurants and pubs only a couple of minutes walk away, staying here is as good as staying in a 5 * hotel. The little touches make the difference. Superb, romantic cottage. Many thanks
Beautiful Cottage and location. Great place!
A wonderful relaxing stay in a beautiful cottage.
Our every need was thought fully provided. Sitting on the patio overlooking the garden with a go T in hard was bliss. The peace, beautiful view knowing we were only short walk into this luxuriation cottage.
Beautiful cottage, beautiful county, a perfect weekend retreat, service from Grove Cottages staff excellent
Mint cottage is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
I hesitate how fabulous this place is became. Mint cottages is a little piece of heaven on earth.
We had an excellent set dinner at the Angel - recommended
A beautiful cottage in a beautiful village.. even oust being here for two days has relaxed us more than a week in Spain!
Our fifth visit to Mint Cottage... £counting! Always special!
Once we arrived we felt so at home and it was so hard to leave. Fantastic !
Mint Cottage was incredible. Very cosy and romantic. Great attention to detail, helped to make it extra special.
Wonderful cottage & great location.
A special cottage full of warmth. We really enjoyed the many luxuries and special touches - we wanted for nothing. The flowers and welcome basket were exceptional as was the warm welcome we received on our arrival.
This was our belated Valentines break. We came with plans to do this & that - but enjoyed the cottage and village so much, we never venture very far. A beautiful little cottage, packed to the rafters with elegance and charm We will definitely return.
Mint cottage is wonderful. We had a very relaxing 5 days- it was so peaceful. This cottage has everything you needed and the flowers were a beautiful touch. Love to return in the Spring or Summer
Mint Cottage is a real find. We wanted to get away and relax. The cottage is perfect - immaculate with incredible attention to detail.
Wonderful cottage...dare I say perfect. We are so grateful for the attention to detail and all the thoughtful extras which made our stay so comfortable and enjoyable. Beautifully furnished and decorated- an inspiring cottage.
A perfect 5 star luxury cottage for that romantic getaway, in a beautiful and unspoilt historic setting. Lavenham really is the best preserved medieval town in England and extends a most friendly welcome.
Thank you for an amazing stay at your beautiful cottage! We were recommended this cottage by our wedding photographer, and she certainly wasn't wrong - it was stunning! Denise was fab - allowing us in to the cottage earlier so I could hang up my wedding dress before we went to set up the wedding venue. On our return to the cottage, as well as the lovely flowers and hamper - a bottle of bubbley, chocolate hearts and a wedding card! What a lovely touch - thank you!
This is our 4th stay at a Grove Cottage, they have all been fantastic but mint cottage is now our favourite.The cottage is stunning, spotlessly clean, warm and very comfortable. Superb beamed bedroom and amazing four poster bed.
The cottage and the surrounding area is a completely perfect for a relaxing and romantic break. The attention to detail in the cottage was fantastic with everything you could possibly need and more ! Already planning a return visit.
Mint Cottage never fails to impress. A beautiful and relaxing haven
Thank you again for a fantastic stay in Mint Cottage. This is our second visit to the cottage and we have enjoyed ourselves once again.
A wonderful cosy bolt-hole, with everything you could need just a short walk away.
You know that feeling when you walk into a self-catering cottage and feel disappointed? You'll NEVER feel it here!
This is our third visit to a Grove Cottage and we intend to keep visiting. High standard and incredible attention to detail in all the cottages.
An idyllic cottage set in a stunning village which captures the essence of beauty, culture and relaxation.
A worthwhile indulgence - fabulous!
Beautifully furnished and very well equipped cottage that exceeded our expectations.
This is a delightful cottage in a delightful town with every possible facility to make a very comfortable stay.
A wonderful romantic getaway. Thank you for providing everything we needed. We loved the welcome basket and the lovely fire.
Happiness is Mint Cottage and a very warm welcome from Denise! Plus all the special extra touches that made us feel instantly at home. Thank you Denise and Mark for yet another very lovely cottage.
We stayed at Mint Cottage for the week of our wedding. We felt we had a home where we could have friends - every detail is considered and beautiful. Far exceeded expectations - just glorious, the happiest week of our lives. We shall be back for anniversaries for sure !
Fantastic stay - all the small touches made all the difference. Old georgeous cottage but all mod cons to make the stay enjoyable.
We had a really fantastic time. Never left the village of Lavenham. Lazy days at The Angel Pub- very full, quite whizzy and very satisfied. An idyllic retreat. Thank you !
Picking the right cottage to spend our Wedding night in was a real challenge. We chose wisely !! It was thrilling to finally stay in one of the cottages that I talk to guests of Grove Cottages about. Mint Cottage is stunning, the owners Jane and David have done an amazing job here and Maryka is the cherry on the top !!
We would certainly recommend this cottage. It's beautiful inside and out and very peaceful. Lavenham is fascinating. We loved learning about its history and looking at the historic architecture. Restaurants are excellent !!
I had a wonderful time from the excellent welcome until the last moment. Thank You !! I have never been to Suffolk before and this visit was a wonderful introduction to Lavenham. Mint Cottage was beautiful and I have felt very much at home.
Wonderful as always ! Due in no small part to Maryka's exceptional care and attention to detail.
Perfect romantic break. The welcome food basket and fresh flowers throughout the cottage were a really nice touch after the long journey getting here.
Very relaxing stay, cottage superbly appointed, quiet and idyllic. A superb mini-break-"we'll be back " !
Beautiful cottage in a delightful village with three excellent restaurants within walking distance.
Fabulous cottage - brilliant location. Cosy and quirky - just as we wanted.
From the initial booking to our leaving time, everything was of the highest professional standard. The cottage was indeed 5 star, we even received a text during our stay, hoping we were enjoying everything. It is a well used phrase, but it says everything! - It does everything it says on the tin!! Our first stay with Grove Cottages but it will certainly not be our last.
We have had the perfect weekend. Lovely cottage in a lovely location. Lavenham is such an interesting place, we will definitely return to Mint Cottage.
A beautifully presented cottage. Thoughtfully equipped and provisioned. The warm welcome and added touches made for a pleasurable stay.
Beautiful cottage in a lovely town, great place to unwind.
Amazing cottage, beautiful village and a warm welcome, thank you!
Fantastic break. Beautiful cottage in a stunning location, we will definitely be back in the near future, thank you Maryka for the wonderful, warm welcome. Jason and Natalie, 22nd May 2011.
Another beautiful Grove Cottage - charming, comfortable, well equipped, great location and warm welcome!
Understated luxury, peace and quiet and birdsong, glorious views from the bedroom window and everything you could possibly need has been thought of.
Perfect Cottage! Surprisingly spacious, immaculately clean, beautifully presented, and very welcoming. Very highly recommended.
Absolutely beautiful cottage. Came here on honeymoon and champagne and cards waiting for us. Hot cross buns and eggs also brought round for us on Good Friday. everything you need is here.
It can be hit or miss when you book online somewhere you have never been before, but the cottage was even better than all the clear information on your website.
It was honestly everything we could have asked for - beautifully and comfortably decorated, all the modern conveniences, while retaining an amazing old world feel. It is a beautifully kept house in a stunning village. Keep up the good work!
The pictures and comments do not do this place justice. Mint cottage is breathtaking and Lavenham is beautiful. You HAVE to visit.
Fantastic, loved it, again!!
Lovely place, that's why we came back! And hope to again.
Fabulous cottage in a beautiful village. The welcome pack was brilliant - made us feel at home instantly.
We loved staying here. The cottage is so homely and romantic. It is in a great location and we will definitely consider coming back.
We found the cottage a beautiful retreat to unwind and relax. We loved everything the cottage had to offer and just enjoyed the time together from the bustle of the city.. The cottage surpassed all our expectations. Maryka and the team left us chocolates for Valentines and heart shaped candle. A very nice touch. Excellent welcome, very clean and cosy. Thank you !!
Fantastic cottage, beautifully decorated and contained everything we needed. Fresh flowers are a lovely touch too. Perfect break before the baby comes....
Amazing, very romantic & beautiful cottage
Fantastic little cottage in an amazing village!
Had a very enjoyable stay in wonderful cottage.
Wonderful cottage in a picturesque village close to good restaurants and pubs. Would absolutely recommend!
What a lovely cottage! You've thought of everything we could need and the place is so cosy. It was the perfect place to spend a relaxing honeymoon. Lavenham is a beautiful village but it was really Mint Cottage which made it the perfect holiday. We would have loved to stay another week.
A fabulous retreat in amazing location. You will never want to leave.
A perfect cottage in every way. It's spotless, everything works, so cosy and romantic. We couldn't have wished for a more wonderful cottage to spend our xmas and will not hesitate to use Grove Cottages again.
What a lovely little secret! Lavenham is such a find and Mint Cottage is just the perfect place to spend the visit. All of the amenities, heated towel rack, welcome basket, firewood, just beautiful. I do hope that this won't be our last visit! Happy Holidays!
The cottage provided a wonderful weekend and exceeded all of our expectations. We really do hope that we can return to Mint Cottage in the future!
Really beautiful cottage. Cosy and warm despite the snow outside!
Really beautiful cottage. Cosy and warm despite the snow outside!
What a wonderful break - very pretty and romantic cottage and village, we will definitely be back!
Thank you ever so much for a wonderful break at Mint Cottage. It was home from home, every little detail and effort was much appreciated. Such a relief to find somewhere so quiet and beautiful a stone's throw away from London. We shall be back, hopefully annually!
Immaculate cottage - beyond our expectations.
Sumptuous, romantic, all the little touches an absolute delight. The up to date information on local places of interest and os maps a brilliant detail for us.
A beautiful cottage in a lovely location - an absolute dream escape from start to finish - very many thanks!
Mint cottage is a wonderful place with all personal touches to welcome you. Located in a beautiful area. Quiet and peaceful. We had such a relaxing weekend - loved it!
How it should (and can) be done. You have thought of everything.
Wonderful historic and brilliantly modernised tiny cottage. Perfect for two. Spotless, lovely location, great garden and marvellous welcome.
Excellent Cottage - all mod cons, in a lovely furnish and old cottage atmosphere.
Absolutely fantastic cottage. We had a very warm welcome. Equipped with everything, very cosy. Close to all amenities, great to be able to stay local and not have to use the car. Would highly recommend.
This has been one of the best 4 days of my life. Everything was immaculate, the cottage is beautiful and filled with charm.
Gorgeous cottage !! Perfect for our 1st night as a married couple - very romantic
We came here for our wedding anniversary. Looking for somewhere beautiful, close to pubs, restaurants and a place that we could also see some sights. Mint Cottage was perfect - romantic, restful and utterly picturesque.
Wow !! - exceeded all expectations. What a wonderful cottage. Mint cottage is superb. Thank you for making our wedding anniversary special.
Brilliant cottage and lovely village. Angel hotel nice food, staff very friendly and helpful. Maryka very helpful and friendly also. Cottage has everything you would need and more. Thanks once again.
A wonderful break, despite the poor weather. Mint cottage offered exactly what we required, a haven of peace and comfort. All needs were immediately to hand without any mental exercise. You had thought of every thing. Many thanks.
Excellent service and accommodation.
Lovely stay with Grove Cottages, fantastic welcome and a stunning cottage.
A wonderful romantic cottage for two. In a beautiful town. First stay for us in Suffolk, but can't wait to come back. Welcome pack and fresh flowers were a lovely touch.
Absolutely fantastic!! We spent an amazing week at Mint Cottage - So cosy, clean, organised and wonderful in every way!! Thank you.
Our third time at delightful Mint cottage. Always 5*****! The addition of the wooden sun loungers a stylish touch.
Such a short journey from London, but a world away from it all. Cosy, tranquil and lots of great pubs to try out for the 'foodies' among us! Mint cottage was a perfect romantic hideaway.
This was the most organised, well run, welcoming and beautiful cottage we've ever stayed in.
An authentic ye olde cottage combined with modern facilities and real attention to detail. An ideal weekend escape! Many thanks.
A second visit for us at Mint Cottage - just as wonderful as the first time !
Lovely cottage, lovely area, lovely people, lovely time.
Beautiful cottage. Fantastic location, very well organised and professional. Idyllic, we shall return. From first booking right through to the end of the break you have all made it such a pleasurable experience. Thankyou.
Absolutely fabulous! Fabulous cottage, gorgeous touches, amazing location!
An unbelievably lovely bedroom...everything perfect, thank you.
Mint Cottage was just Mint! Magical, intimate, nostalgic and traditional.
We have had a wonderful time. Mint cottage has everything that one could wish for.
Mint cottage has kept its 500 year old charm but with every modern amenity you need. Both the lounge and bedroom have lovely dual aspect views. The stairs are original and very steep but well worth it when you reach the top! Excellent central location but extremely peaceful.
Utterly luxurious and cosy. So much thought and care has been put into this cottage.
Perfect cottage for a short break. All amenities to hand with every comfort provided for.
An idyllic setting and a beautfiul comfortable cottage.
The cottage is a delight - everything here for a 'traditional' but 'luxurious' stay. We feel we have been on retreat. Lavenham itself combines relaxation, fascination and quality at every turn. An enormous thank you to all of you!
Quality accomodation matched with quality service which exceeded expectations.
Mint Cottage is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. My fiance' proposed shortly before we came so it made our week away together even more special to be able to spend it insuch a romantic little cottage! The finishing touches are great - a wonderful welcome pack greeted us and we loved snuggling down in front of a roaring fire in the evening. Thank you for everything!
Mint Cottage is a cosy little cottage. We had a wonderful stay. Very peaceful. A nice relaxing break. Loved cuddling up infront of the fire. A world away from our usual days in London!
A genuine historic experience in modern comfort.
As usual we have had the most fabulous stay. The cottage is perfect and the attention to detail quite marvellous. We will be back!!
We had the perfect romantic weekend at Mint Cottage. All the little extras such as the breakfast basket, fresh flowers and lovely toiletries made it extra special.
Very "twee". Thoroughly enjoyed staying in such a quaint little tudor cottage. The details were well thought through.
Returning guests - Mint Cottage - Superlative !
Mint cottage exceeded our expectation. It is a perfect cottage, in a perfect location with fantastic views from the bedroom window. We were very lucky enough to see a deer and her fawn playing in the beautiful garden.
It is hard to find superlatives to describe Mint Cottage. A wonderful experience all round.
I have stayed in many other self catering cottages and can honestly say that the standard and presentation of this one makes it the best one so far. I will certainly consider booking another Grove Cottage based on my experience of this one.
Anyone looking for that 'getaway' feeling, Mint Cottage is the place to be.
Superb cottage in a superb village. Loved everything about it.
Superb cottage, period living with every modern convienience in a lovely setting. The attention to detail and comfort is second to none.
The cottage was beautiful, well kept and perfect for a weekend away from London.
The cottage was extremely comfortable in every way. We cannot suggest any improvements. The bed was very comfortable and the welcome hamper was very welcome as were the flowers - especially as it was a birthday treat!
All cottages should be like this!
We had a wonderful short break at Mint Cottage. Beautifully decorated and full of character, Mint Cottage is a treasure - we didn't want to leave!
An excellent place to escape the city. Highly recommended!
Fantastic place, quiet, peaceful, tranquill setting. If you want to relax this is the place to be, life just goes slower here, it's how it is. This place is not comercialised, you live in the past. Love to come back different part of the year.
Mint Cottage is warm, welcoming and cosy, full of character and so close to local pubs and restaurants in Lavenham.
We really enjoyed our stay at Mint Cottage - both the cottage and surrounding area were lovely. We would certainly recommend Grove Cottages to our friends. Also Maryka was very helpful.
Beautiful cottage! The perfect place to spend our honeymoon.
Mint Cottage is the most perfect romantic bolthole. Visiting on a cold January weekend gave us the perfect excuse to spend almost all our time inside by the fire in this beautiful, cosy cottage. Thank you Maryka.
Another delightful stay !
We have both loved our stay in this exceptionally beautiful cozy cottage, the cottage and location totally exceeded all our expectations. Starting with the warm welcome on arrival, to the welcome pack, fresh flowers and all the extra special touches offering everything and more you would expect or need to make your stay as comfortable as can be. The location is fantastic, we've fallen in love with it here, very sad to leave, but will definately be back !! Highly recommended.
A wonderful break in truly welcoming and comfortable surroundings - thank you !
Just the most perfect way to spend Christmas. Mint Cottage is second to none.
We had a wonderful weekend in Mint Cottage celebrating our first wedding anniversary. This was our second trip to the cottage and we look forward to returning in years to come. It is so wonderful to escape in such idyllic surroundings - it even snowed ! Perfect in every way. Thank you.
Mint Cottage was the best equipped holiday cottage that we have ever stayed in. It was also the most beautiful. We will definately make it a longer stay next time.
All in all our trip to Mint Cottage in Lavenham was absolutely wonderful. The cottage is perfect and so close to the village square. Lavenham is a gorgeous village. Southwold and Aldeburgh are well worth a visit.
Wonderful accomodation in a beautiful place. All we could have asked for, for a weekend away.
Complete bliss. Felt completely at home here. The area is a lovely place, so welcoming we wanted to stay here forever.
If you want a short break for 2 people, this cottage, in this location is as good as anywhere in the country ! What an absolutely enchanting place - Love it - We'll be back.
Wonderful accomodation, lovely setting, a thoroughly lovely holiday,recommended to all !
Fantastic anniversary break staying in cosy Mint Cottage. Lovely warm welcome from Maryka. Welcome basket of goodies much appreciated. Very romantic cottage with four poster bed and log burning stove - set in picturesque village.
A lovely relaxing break, in a beautiful cottage, in a beautiful village.
From the minute we arrived we started to relax, the cottage was beautiful with so many little touches which just make our weekend away.
Lovely cottage. Very relaxing.
An absolutely fantastic cottage and a wonderful welcome when we arrived. A great way to escape from the city. I arrived with my boyfriend and left with my fiance, so Mint Cottage will have a place in our heart forever.
Mint cottage is superb. The attention to detail is so tastefully executed. Lavenham is wonderful. This our second stay here and it won't be our last.
Everything you could possibly want !
Beautifully presented, beyond our expectations, welcome provisions excellent, flowers lovely touch.
We came for a long weekend for our 1st anniversary. The cottage was beautiful-we didn't want to leave! The Great House is worth a visit for the cheese alone. We'll definately be back and hopefully see the deer in the garden next time.
Cottage decorated to very high standard, much in keeping with our own taste - attention to detail and quality of equipment, furnishings - excellent!
Perfect for a romantic weekend, sunshine or no sunshine.
Mint cottage...A delightful way to experience Lavenham.
Very pretty and tranquil, a very romantic cottage, very special place.
Love the feel of the cottage - Cosy and simply romantic. more than happy to recommend. Maryka and team did a great job.
Idyllic cottage with beautiful garden in picturesque location - perfect for romantic getaway.
Everything was of a very high standard. We could not have asked for more. We can highly recommend this cottage for a relaxing and peaceful get away.
My boyfriend and I have stayed in other Grove Cottages before. This cottage has everything you needed on your doorstep! Local friendly pubs, great food and lots to do. The welcome pack was great and our cottage contact Maryka was very welcoming.
Never seen so many bold wooden beams in one house. The smell from the wood is amazing......We love it!
The most romantic place we have ever stayed in, stunning views from the cottage and an amazing village. Hard to put into words how idyllic the whole package is.
We have had a wonderful weekend at Mint cottage. A truely stunning property in a beautiful, quiet location - we wish we were staying longer!
We really enjoyed our stay at Mint cottage. Everytinhg was provided in the cottage as we found we brought far more than we needed to, e.g tea, coffee, washing up liquid etc! The cottage is beautiful and was everything we wanted in a relaxing break away! I would definately recommend Mint cottage to anyone.
Faultless! The attention to detail in Mint Cottage is both charming and very tastefully executed. I could happily take root here! Perfect escape - will return.
The cottage and location were fantastic, the pictures do not do it justice! Thank you for a fantastic stay. Every little detail had been thought of in the cottage.
A truely scrumptious five star break. Just what we needed.
The best self catering accomodation we have ever stayed in, historic, tastefully and thoughtfully modernised and comprehensively equipped.
By far the most wonderful weekend i have ever spent and in the most perfect place i have ever stayed.
Mint cottage exceeded our expectations. The perfect mix of town amenities and country quiet in a spectacular cottage.
God blessed us with a perfect honeymoon, and Mint Cottage was the perfect setting. Wonderful attention to detail.
What a beautiful cottage Mint really is! Exceeded our expectations. Very Clean. Cosy. Denise was an excellent hostess. We will definitely be coming back!
"WOW" !! I would definitely recommend Mint Cottage to anyone wanting 5 star treatment
There's nothing you haven't thought of...as comfortable as home. We will be back!
A lovely cottage, thoroughly authentic and romantic - it even snowed for us!!
Simply the most idyllic way to spend Christmas!
We had a fantastic long weekend in this beautiful, cosy and very romantic cottage - we even got engaged here!!! I cannot think of anywhere more perfect to get away from it all and we truly felt like Mint Cottage was our home (we wish it was!)
The cottage and Lavenham was faultless in every way - utterly fantastic
Like stepping back in time (except with central heating and a dishwasher) lovely!
This is the 3rd time we've stayed in a 'Grove Cottage'. An escape from life for a couple of days. We already have our next trip booked!
Mint Cottage is amazing! A perfect sanctuary away from a hectic life.
The perfect cottage, exceeded all our expectations...why do we ever go abroad?!
Thank You. We really had a fantastic time, it was our first time away together as a couple and the memories will last a life time. The care and devotion to the cottage is evident..we are already looking at coming back!
We never tire of feeling special and Mint Cottage has made us feel very special indeed! You put the guest first and we really cannot ask for more than that! Thank You
Beautifully appointed, quality cottage in the perfect location for exploring Suffolk.
Mint Cottage is cosy, comfortable and beautiful. Attention to detail such as a bowl of fresh fruit and fresh flowers were lovely. Will definitely come back next year!
We have stayed in numerous self-catering cottages and Mint Cottage has got to be one of the best!
A wonderfully snug cottage, the perfect place for rest & relaxation. We had a fantastic stay and look forward to a return visit!
Lavenham is such a wonderful trip back in time, with all the original old houses and lovely old pubs.
Mint Cottage is a beautiful escape from modern life !
What a wonderful cottage.. it
Probably THE best cottage we have ever stayed in - Comfortable, superbly equipped and a slice of Tudor history !
It has been a pleasure to inhabit the beautiful, ancient cottage. The attention to detail is impressive, including thoughtful, quality provision of everything a guest might need to feel comfortable.
The best self-catering cottage we have ever stayed in. Landmark Trust eat your heart out !
Absolutely first class visit - from the warm & friendly welcome, immaculately & well appointed cottage, a beautiful & tranquil area to visit. High recommended, very relaxing.
Mint Cottage is lovely! When it rained, we lit the open fire and settled in for the night. When the sun shone, we sat out in the beautiful garden. The perfect, relaxing break! Thank you so much.
Even the website photographs cannot do it justice reality far exceeded our expectations! Fabulous garden seen pheasants and even 2 muntjack deer! Also bats flying around in the evening who needs Springwatch?!?!
Words cannot do the cottage justice. I have never enjoyed myself so much. Wonderful, Outstanding, thank you!
A very lovely and romantic place, especially the bedroom! The only reason we wont tell our friends about it is to stop them booking it when we want it!!
Great cottage in a lovely setting. Enjoyed our Indian Summer week!
We received a very warm welcome from Gillian, who explained all of the facilities in the cottage. The supplies in the welcome basket were delicious and a lovely touch.
Mint Cottage is always good for us.
A beautiful, cosy, fully equipped cottage away from the hurly-burly. Just the place for our honeymoon.
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