|Location of the cottage:||Grove Farm|
|Number of bedrooms:||2|
|Children / Babies:||Yes, we are fine with children - but it is not ideal for noisy ones|
|Arrival days (changeover):||Sunday, Monday, Friday|
|Pets:||2 (Up to 2 large dogs, Dog charges apply )|
Kick off your shoes, stare into the fire and relax in rural bliss
Great laid back style and a very relaxed atmosphere is what this cottage has to offer. Orchard Cottage has an eccentric character with quirky features. There are peaceful views over the Orchard and onto the countryside beyond.
Situated in wonderful unspoilt Suffolk countryside, just a 15 minute walk across the field to a great pub with its own brewery.
Award : 4 Star GOLD VisitEngland
Kick off your shoes, stare into the fire and relax in rural bliss... Great laid back style and a very relaxed atmosphere is what this gorgeous self-catering cottage has to offer. Enjoy the beautiful worn Suffolk White brick floor, the old kilims, rugs and quirky antiques and art that Mark has collected over the years. `
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Kitchen: All cottages are complete little homes and facilities include modern central heating, refrigerator, hobs, oven and / or microwave, toaster, crockery & serving dishes, cutlery, many utensils, fire-extinguisher, lots of pots & pans, glasses & mugs, kettle, coffee maker, teapot, kitchen towels, oven gloves, olive oil & vinegar, salt & pepper, sugar, herbs, tea, fresh and instant coffee, washing up liquid, cloths, general cleaning materials, etc.
"Welcome Pack": Contains all the freshest ingredients for a 'Proper English breakfast': eggs, bacon, butter, some tomatoes, fruit, a lemon, a litre of milk and a loaf of fresh local bread.
Bathroom: Soap, fluffy cotton towels, bath mats, shaver point, toilet brush, toilet roll.
Bedroom: Cotton bed linen, wardrobe with coat hangers / chest of drawers, iron, ironing board, hairdryer.
Living room: If your cottage has an open fire or stove then a basket with firewood and a bucket with coal will be provided free and more will be available at cost and there will be firelighters provided, TV, books, games, magazines, local brochures, OS and other maps, folder with our special 'What To Do' insiders guide to the local area.
Bikes: Please check with me that these are available before you arrive to avoid disappointment if they are in for maintenance
Cleaning: In this cottage there is a washing machine and dryer in the walk-thru which is for the use of the 6 cottages on the old Grove Farm. There are also deck chairs and carpets for the garden.
Baby: Cot and high chair provided in cottages accepting babies (please bring babies bedding).
Dog: Water bowl and treat per dog is provided in cottages accepting pets.
Well behaved Dogs are always welcome, please refer to All About Bringing Pets for charges, Rules and how this cottage may suit your pet.
Bikes are provided for you free of charge to explore the local lanes, please check with the owner your requirements.
Gainsborough Health Spa is offering 15% off all treatments and spa day packages and 33% off day passes.
Just Mention The Grove Cottages when you book.
Our "Welcome Pack": Contains all the freshest ingredients for a 'Proper English breakfast': eggs, bacon, butter, some tomatoes, fruit, a lemon, a litre of milk and a loaf of fresh local bread.
Cottages with open fires are supplied with a complimentary first load of fuel after which you can buy more using an honesty box.
Most cottages also supply Bikes free of charge unless it is stated that no bikes are available.
Enjoy the hedonistice pleasures of a Massage or Beauty Therapist treatment at your cottage to smooth away those stressed nerves.
Eggs from our own Bantams and Chickens
Now every place we have reviewed will come up in order of distance from your cottage
Assington Mill runs some very interesting Rural Arts and Craft Courses from Gilding and Bee Keeping to Coracle and Straw Bale house building.
Important moments slip by so quickly. Capture them in a relaxed portraiture session in the comfort of your own holiday cottage.
While you are staying with us why not have a special treat and go Sailing for the day.
London Liverpool Street station - Colchester station = 47 mins
London Liverpool Street station - (change at Marks Tey) Sudbury station = 79 mins
Colchester - taxis at station - 30 mins to cottage
Sudbury - Sudbury Town Taxis 01787 377366 - 15 mins to cottage
Orchard Cottage is cosy and comfortable. Ideal central location for touring this part of Suffolk.
We have stayed in five different cottages with The Grove and every single one has been the perfect retreat. Very cosy, extremely comfortable and quiet, in beautiful locations. Detail is meticulous and well thought out. The Welcome Basket is genius.
Delightful Cottage in a peaceful, beautiful setting. Very well equipped, and we appreciated the generous Welcome Basket. We will definitely b back !!
Lovely peaceful grounds to walk dogs. Very friendly and welcome pack is so nice. Plenty of help to find things to do and places to walk. A very nice week. Thanks
Had a wonderful time. Such a great atmosphere. First time brought girls and they loved it too! Thank you!
Such a beautiful cottage, we will be sad to leave. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and the owners had thought of everything from quality furnishings, bed linen and towels to fresh ground coffee. The orchard is lovely and would be a real treat to visit in September although we did find a few ripe fruits to enjoy. We will definitely be planning another visit!
Really enjoyed our stay, didn't go too far or do too much. Was a lovely rest from London!
Orchard Cottage was the perfect retreat for a getaway. We hired 6 cottages in total as we were attending a wedding nearby. We loved the communal areas to eat breakfast and the gardens are really beautiful. The cottage has great facilities and all of the details are really quaint and in keeping with the style of the romantic cottage. The breakfast basket was a great touch and went down a treat! Thank you
What a Wonderfull place this is !! Thank you So Much x
Owner Mark very friendly, warm and welcoming, who managed to get us booked in at very short notice. Cottage is beautiful, cosy, warm, well equipped and comfortable. Great outdoor space and lovely orchard to run the dog. Easy access to places of interest, pubs and beaches. Would definitely come back to stay.
These cottages are totally gorgeous and in such a beautiful setting. They were also so convenient for our sons wedding venue. Unfortunately we didn't have time to explore much, so hope to be back !
Lovely Cottage, the owner was very helpful on arrival would def return.
Much more than expected. Mark & Zuzi were absolute gems in every way. Wonderful stay.
Mark made us feel very welcome. The cottage is super cosy and warm. We loved the local area and found all of the information a great help. The welcome basket was a real treat. Thank you!
Amazing weekend! Beautiful cottages with nice facilities
This is our second time at on of the Grove Cottages. There is an uncommon attention to detail on both refurbishment and furnishings. The Grove website is the first place I'd look for a place in Suffolk. Thank you
Although we ended up in this cottage by accident, we loved every minute of it. It is a lovely cosy cottage in an incredible rural setting. We enjoyed the open fire and the very comfy beds. We would love to come back in the summer. Thank you very much Mark for looking after us so well!
We needed to 'get away' and relax and this was just perfect. The minute we walked in, it felt like home and you cannot beat the feeling of a lovely log fire in beautiful surroundings
Ten years later with our son Finn (who was six months old when we were last in Orchard Cottage), and now with our 7 year old too. The cottage is stunningly beautiful as it was before. How the time has flown - lovely to have the cottage as a little constant amongst all the change. Thank you for a lovely stay and hope to do this again very soon.
We brought family from Australia to spend a few days in Orchard Cottage. They were amazed how calm and relaxing the area was.
We've had a great time. The cottage is lovely and comfortable and we especially enjoyed the open fire. We would recommend to others.
Thank you for a lovely stay! We spent the New Year eating lots of good food and going on lovely walks. Kersey is a must!
We really enjoyed ourselves. Lovely, comfy cottage, beautiful countryside, lovely villages and dog friendly. The Christmas tree and welcome basket was very welcoming and a nice touch!
Altogether loved the cottage, especially the open fire, powerful shower, nice little step up to the shower, really nice pillowcases, Christmas tree, jigsaws and complimentary cat!
Wonderful stay at Orchard Cottage. The Grove is full of charm and authenticity. We had a lovely break thanks to the warm welcome of the hosts. We will be back! Perfect stay!
Great time and lovely cottage - would definitely come again - thank you. Basket nice touch and appreciated x
A wonderful stay en famille at Orchard Cottage. Every detail seen to - it is a magical place - we'll be back (again !) W/K + Family
A wonderful stay en famille at Orchard Cottage. Every detail seen to - it is a magical place, we'll be back (again!)
A very last minute 3 night break and what a great place!
A lovely relaxing break - very cosy cottage!
Everything we could possibly need to relax and unwind. Beautiful setting and the cottage is very cosy! We look forward to booking another break. The welcome was really.......welcome! Music playing instantly helped us to relax.
Absolutely loved our time at Orchard Cottage. The cottage itself is really cosy and the beds really comfortable. The welcome breakfast was delicious! Will definitely come back if we are in the area again! Thank you for a lovely time -:)
A wonderful 4 day break in the county of my birth. Orchard Cottage provided the perfect accommodation for my wife and I, and our granddaughter. Lots of walks locally as well as visits to old haunts. We'll be back!
Lovely, lovely, lovely! We will be back again. Thank you for the delicious welcome basket. Breakfast was our favourite meal of the day!
Beautiful area, this cottage has a a lovely atmosphere. We loved the tranquility and the morning chorus of the pigeons, and seeing so much wildlife including a great spotted woodpecker. The cottage is quirky and interesting and our grandson loved playing in the open garden. We used the bikes for a ride to the local pub on a sunny afternoon, so enjoyable! Would recommend a stay
We have had a lovely time at Orchard & Farm Cottage - thank you. It has been super to have such a relaxed and cosy place to come back to each day after exploring!
Lovely cottage in a good location. Very helpful from booking to holiday start. Nothing is too much trouble.
The cottage was very comfortable - entering to lovely music was so relaxing after our long journey. We knew we had come to the right place. The personal introduction to the cottage and local area was better than any brochure and having a weather resistant OS map was extremely helpful.
Luxurious, cosy spotlessly clean cottage. Would recommend this to anyone who would be in need of a break, so tranquil, peaceful and comfortable. A wonderful personal touch, so very appreciated. Perfect in every way, hope to return again soon
A litle Gem in the middle of East Anglia, lovely well equipped cottages in a peaceful surounding. And if you want to be active there is a lot to see and do. Lovely walks, culture, gardens and nice pubs and villages.
Beautiful cottages with everything you could need, only an hour and a half from London.
Very enjoyable cottage to stay in. Friendly service goes a long way, which we experienced.
Great stay -:)
A really comfortable and cosy cottage, equipped with everything we could possibly need. We have very much appreciated the welcome basket and the shower is impressively powerful! This is a great location, peaceful and quiet, a relaxing garden and at the same time within easy reach of so many places we have long wanted to visit.
A beautifully presented cottage to which we have had an extremely relaxing and enjoyable stay. Clean, comfortable beds and gorgeous surroundings. Best bit was the fire and fresh eggs in the basket!
3 girls aged 34 & 1 little dog: We have had a lovely time, cottage & grounds are lovely :) W feel very relaxed & will return soon. xxx
Another peaceful and comfortable stay with Grove Cottages - thank you!
The perfect place to get away from it all. Fantastic base to take day trips from and a wonderful place to come back to, to relax and unwind in front of the log fire after a great day of exploration! Great setting for adults, kids and pets too! Thank you for making our short break so wonderful. We have thoroughly enjoyed staying here and do hope to return again soon.
We cannot fault the beautiful accommodation, the friendly welcome or the superb location. For lovers of rural retreats this, in our opinion is pretty hard to beat.
Lovely weekend at Orchard Cottage. Relaxing and peaceful. Great dog walks direct from the farm. Can't wait to come back!
It was a lovely weekend break. We relaxed and had a good time. Thanks to Mark and Zuzi for the lovely welcome basket.
This is our 3rd stay and it gets better every time! Such a beautiful place to make such happy memories, our 1st holiday as a new family! Feel rested, relaxed and happy!
Relaxing, cosy, well equipped, good linen and towels, very clean with a lovely welcome basket of goodies for breakfast. Very welcoming and tranquil. Thank you very much.
We have had a great time. Beautiful cottage, very relaxing and peaceful - would definitely return.
So much better than other cottages we have all stayed in. Beautiful decor and tasteful detail, felt special, thank you. Will recommend to family and friends. We walked and followed a lot of your routes - wonderful with the dog. Thank you for the map as well.
Wonderful cottage set in beautiful Suffolk countryside - really cosy feel and a wonderful welcome from the hosts. Great walks and pubs to explore. Level of local info was genuinely exceptional and things like the bikes were a nice touch.
Lovely Cottage that surpasses expectations - just what we hoped for
Beautiful cottage - beautiful location. Every little detail considered to make a lovely relaxing weekend!
We had an amazing stay, thank you! Such a beautiful cottage in a lovely area. We loved the comfortable beds and breakfast welcome basket. We will definitely be back!
Lovely quaint cottage everything you could need, comfortable great exercise area for the dog, thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Our holiday abroad was cancelled and we look for a last minute UK cottage break, literally on the day! Mark was extremely helpful to find us a lovely cottage for 5 nights and spent much of his time trying to find us somewhere else to stay for the other 2 nights. Very outstanding service - Orchard Cottage is lovely, cosy and comfortable.
Excellent and beautiful cottages with a unique deco, thanks for making our stay welcome. It has completed a fantastic weekend to our family wedding x
We had a wonderful stay. The cottage was delightful, we wish we could have stayed longer.
Loved Orchard Cottage. The perfect haven for relaxing, tranquil short break, set in the Suffolk countryside. Great walks, bike rides, locals are super friendly. The open fire is just wonderful, our dog was happy to lie in front. First class accommodation and the welcome hamper was the perfect mix of supplies.
Lovely relaxing break in a stunning cottage. Dog walks and dog exercise area were a great it with our Goldie. Recommend the White Horse pub and a trip to Kersey.
Perfect cottage for feeling like a Suffolk resident. So comfortable yet so atmospheric. Basket of goodies delightful as was the welcome. All in all a wonderful stay, all too short! p.s. loved the vases of flowers throughout.
Lovely cottage with everything for a great weekend. Lovely walk to the White Horse for grub and beer. Lovely relaxing garden in the sun overlooking the countryside.
Very enjoyable, relaxing stay
We had a great stay! Ideally located for the wedding we attended. The cottage was comfortable and spacious - even for 5 adults and came with everything we needed for our 2 night stay. Would love to come back with more time to make use of everything else that came with it, bikes etc. Will definitely recommend to friends.
Lovely relaxing break - just what we needed! Perfect!
Lovely cottage, very quiet and peaceful.
Very welcoming and the food basket was superb.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in Orchard Cottage. We're just sorry we're not staying longing. It has everything we need in an idyllic setting. We have all commented on how we would like to come back. Fantastic facilities! Cracking bacon! Thanks a lot!!
Just perfect, loved the character and history of the cottage which adds to the experience. Wish we could stay longer but we always cherish our Grove Cottage weekend break! Thank you
Grove Cottages is fantastically quirky and cosy. A truly individual and wonderful place to hang out with friends and family. The owners really care that you enjoy yourself and have added so many extra touches to ensure this. Definitely coming back.
Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings with great walks and pubs nearby.
The kind of holiday where we only went out for some fresh air and to eat (and that was because we were too lazy to cook). So relaxing, so welcoming and the log fire making it so cosy.
We enjoyed our short stay. The cottage was warm, clean and comfortable. The owners were most helpful and friendly, and I’m sure in the future we will use Grove Cottages again.
We have enjoyed our stay here at Orchard Cottage. Very clean and cosy, felt right at home straight away. Very welcoming. Good local info provided and the food basket was a really nice touch.
Quaint, quirky ad beautiful cottage. Gorgeous surroundings, really peaceful, relaxing break......just what we needed.
Immediately felt at home. Magical place...will be back :-).
We had a wonderful short break in Orchard Cottage. We were blessed with fabulous weather and really enjoyed following the suggested 4 village bike route. We strolled across the field and had a nice meal in The White Horse. It was a joy not to have to use our car! This is our 4th Grove Cottage and as always, it was excellent. Many thanks.
A very interesting cottage. Everything we needed. Very comfortable. Beautiful setting. Good walking country.
Beautiful cottage - a bit like a tardis! Small on the outside but big on the inside, wish we were staying longer. Thank you so much x
What a wonderful setting as our base for a family wedding at nearby Moreves Barn. Everything was true to the information on the website and met our needs - we even managed to ice and assemble wedding cakes! The welcome basket was charmingly presented and full of delicious high quality local produce. Rugs and chairs provided for garden lounging were much appreciated. Lovely days out exploring wonderful countryside including a row at Flatford Mill. Very kind staff and warm welcome from Mark. Thank you.
Lovely cottage - great complimentary pack. Clean and comfortable and very well equipped.
We booked Orchard Cottage for a weekend wedding in Hadleigh and couldn't have been more delighted by the hospitality, comfort, provisions and amenities. We enjoyed such peace and quiet and tasted some of the most delicious fresh eggs from The Grove's own chickens. Highly recommended.
Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Really comfortable and full of charm. Lovely restful weekend - we'll be back.
Another wonderful cottage, thank you. I love the garden, the honeysuckle, the fields, the cat......
Fantastic cottage! We really enjoyed our stay with you. The welcome basket was brilliant and we had a very enjoyable stay!
Had a lovely stay at Orchard Cottage. Perfect for a short break with a 9 month old and dog. Restoration is beautifully done and interior design is stunning. Lovely walk to Edwardstone and pub. Hadleigh is a nice town - nice deli! Groton wood is lovely - 5 mins drive and a walk to Kersey along the river valley is a must. Will be back.
Expectations were exceeded. We really appreciated all the thoughtful little touches, which made for a very homely stay.
Absolutely beautiful cottage and surroundings, the fairy lights around the site are a lovely touch. We can't wait to visit again soon!
We had stayed at on of Grove Cottages before and wanted to bring my daughter and her partner, for a post Christmas treat. Orchard Cottage was beautiful, love "olde worlde" feel and comfortable. Plenty of space and comfortable beds. The weekend has been lovely - thank you.
Very nice warm and cosy cottage with some lovely walks from the doorstep.
Wonderful holiday, beautifully furnished country cottages. Welcome basket, games, books and music all provided and high quality. Information provided excellent. Countryside is picturesque - camera a must - country pubs a must. We would recommend and return - thank you.
Had a wonderful time at the Grove Cottages - again! Such a peaceful break from the city - thank you for your hospitality.
Beautiful place, very welcoming, nice place to stay for a break.
As always, a wonderful weekend in this cosy cottage - nicely refurbished too. Many thanks.
We have had an absolutely amazing time - we're only sorry it wasn't for longer and that we were working. so therefore didn't get to see much of the area. Beautiful village. Would definitely recommend and come again. Thank you!
Our third time here at Grove cottages. Beautiful as always, counting down the days till we are back again. Moubin, myself and little Gaia (our doggy) :-)
A beautiful space to rest, relax and recharge, we don't want to go back! Thank you.
A beautiful space to rest, relax and recharge, we don't want to go back! Thank you.
Well equipped cottage. Ideal, quiet location, great for runners/walkers alike. Spacious yet cosy cottage. Having been to other Grove Cottage properties, it is very easy to settle in quickly and relax in the quiet surroundings. Our expectations were met - thanks!
Absolutely wonderful stay. Cottage was perfect. Lots of great walks to take the dog, and a life saver of a map, showing all the good places to go. Everything was above and beyond what I expected.
Wonderful, quiet, relaxing weekend to get away from the big city and recharge.
We had a fantastic 2 night stay. Lots to do and see in the area. Cottage was cosy and clean, wish we could stay longer!
What a beautiful place to stay, everything so inviting and well supplied. Would recommend to anyone wanting a place to relax and enjoy the countryside.
We loved our stay in Orchard, Snow and Rose for a family wedding. Perfect to be together staying in your very well equipped home from homes. The welcome baskets where much appreciated with delicious goodies. Many thanks.
A wonderful relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings cottage of a very high standard. Will use Grove Cottages again and recommend to the friends.
Wonderful cottage with beautiful little details…. A lovely summer break and a real ‘get away’ from it all.
An excellent centre for exploring South Suffolk and it is amazing churches
Great cottage. We have visited 2 of your properties and this one has all the quirkiness and charm that we have come to expect.
A very special space and hidden gem. Highly recommend 10/10.
Beautifully situated cottage and the facilities in the breakfast basket were excellent. Lavenham, Flatford, Dedham and Aldeburgh are lovely.
Lovely, get away from it all cottage in a beautiful location with lots of thoughtful touches. Thank you.
Excellent, peaceful and cosy holiday. The information supplied was very helpful – especially the Explore Map!
A warm friendly welcome. The cottage was clean and spacious and the welcome basket of local produce was great! Lots of info on things to do and see locally, and ideas for a couple of good pub meals. The white horse is only a 20 minute walks away and so dog friendly! It also does a nice meal and bar snacks.
We wanted a relaxing short break in a traditional cosy cottage and we found that the Grove Cottages provided exactly that. We will be back soon!! The Welcome Basket is a fantastic and thoughtful touch The information folders were very helpful and in depth. We wanted a relaxing short break in a cosy cottage and that is exactly what we got. Thanks !!
A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. We enjoyed discovering the local pubs and dog walks. All of the little touches round the cottage and the welcome basket made us feel comfortable and at home. We will be back to explore more.
Yes – beautiful, cosy cottage in a fantastic location.
A home from home great places for a lovely weekend or longer. Peaceful and quiet.
A huge Thank You for letting us stay in this beautiful cottage. The welcome basket was just the start to a great long weekend. We certainly did relax in the cottage and the open log fire at night was great to come back to from a day out.
Great break but too short. So much to do and see. Good food and beer at the local White Horse.
We visited Lavenham a beautiful village only a few miles away with quaint old building. The log fire in the cottage was simply perfect!
Always great to come back. Many thanks.
A perfect place to hold our Halloween fun & pumpkins. Lots of scary fun. Lovely days walking the trails and the local pub was pretty special. We will be back.
Came to the area for a wedding. Had a great time at both wedding and stay in the cottage. Hope to come back again for longer to explore Suffolk.
Had a wonderful time. Highly recommended. Don’t miss The White Horse!
Complete escape from city life. The map and landmarks and walking paths was very welcome as we didn’t have a lot of time to play. You made it real easy to just get the hell out of London.
A fabulous cottage, peaceful with beautiful surroundings a perfect getaway! The surrounding villages are equally gorgeous and the people are very friendly. We have never seen anywhere as organised as here for information!
A huge Thank You for letting us stay at this beautiful cottage. It has been so relaxing. We loved the herb garden and used some inn our home-made cottage pie. The bacon in the welcome basket was the best I had ever tasted. We shall definitely be back.
We had a lovely time – it was great to have the bicycles and good information on routes and pubs!
Have wanted to stay in one of your cottages for a long time! Orchard Cottage was so cosy, welcoming and equipped for every eventuality even power cuts! The welcome basket was excellent – thank you Mark and Zuzi and Millie for such a lovely stay.
We desperately needed to recharge our batteries & this cottage and surroundings certainly provided that.. So quiet & relaxing - great fire, cosy sitting room etc.. We were impressed by the beautiful villages and towns, particularly the colours of the houses.
Beautiful character cottage, one of the best we’ve stayed in. You feel at home the moment you walk in. Welcome basket filled with wonderful local ingredients. Great local pubs. Particularly the “Lindsey Rose2 Lindsey – excellent food.
Excellent, well equipped, cosy cottage, central to many places to visit and surrounded by endless countryside. Would highly recommend.
A perfect place to relax – so peaceful and quiet whilst still being near to lots of interesting places to visit. A very comfortable stay for the whole family and so lovely to be able to include the dogs who were equally welcome. Thank you from the (Bess and Meg) and from us.
We very much enjoyed our holiday here in this cosy little cottage amidst an orchard and surrounded by this beautiful rural English countryside!
A wonderful, quirky hide away. Very peaceful and a good place to start exploring Suffolk.
The thoughtful welcome with fresh flowers and annotated maps started off a wonderful weekend in this cosy cottage. With many eclectic and individual touches, this is a truly special place to stay.
The pictures looked great on the website and the cottage really is as good as the pictures when you arrive. Interior design magazine stuff! Welcome basket 10/10, welcome bacon 10/10, fluffy towels 10/10, bed linen10/10.
We have had a marvellous time here. It is a beautiful cottage.
We had such a wonderful experience at Orchard Cottage. We were so impressed with all the attention to detail. There was nothing that was missed and the atmosphere was superb! We were able to make a beautiful meal with a perfectly appointed kitchen – we thank you for one of the best vacations we have ever had.
Beautiful snug cottage in and “away from it all” location but within easy access of all that Suffolk has to offer. Fantastic homemade burgers at The White Horse, Edwardstone + chips to die for!!
Very through + kind introduction to the cottage – really great info on all the local places. The breakfast basket – a lovely welcome – the fresh produce was delicious ! The towels + bed sheets were so soft + clean. The gardens + outdoor space are sunning and vast – we thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the deck chairs in the sun.
Up till now the Cotswolds had been our love but now after this first visit to Suffolk we have fallen in love again and cannot believe we have only just discovered this area!! Orchard Cottage is perfection itself, the environment of Grove Cottages so well thought out and beautiful, we could not ask for more. Already booked 2 more breaks with Mark and Millie. Thanks.
A fabulous cottage with the best log fire in the UK! The team supplied a delicious basket of goodies including bread and bacon from artisanal shops in Lavenham. We will definitely return.
We had a fabulous Bank Holiday weekend at Orchard Cottage. The highlights of our weekend were the delicious breakfast basket and the best log fire in the UK! We really enjoyed the bike rides passing through Kersey & Polstead etc.
Things I liked about Orchard Cottage.. I loved the log fire I loved stroking Daisy the cat Feeding the chickens The lights in the trees The massive front garden The extinct apple trees The antique gun above the fireplace Jay -age 9 years
A beautiful cottage and a beautiful weekend, made even more special as we got engaged here !!
Had a lovely weekend in a gorgeous cottage – even more special as we got engaged here !!
My children didn’t want to leave our wonderful holiday cottage, everything was perfect. Thank you so much.
Even though Winter is in full swing, we leave with a warm glow. First holiday with our 8 month old son and we loved every second. Mark could not have been more helpful.
Very cosy + comfortable hideaway in excellent location to discover all the local gems.
This comfortable and cosy cottage add the peace of the surroundings, made it a wonderful base for our holiday break.
Lovely relaxing week in this cosy, quirky cottage, midst tranquil surroundings.. Well located for interesting days out with our "oldie" Labrador; very easy for all concerned.
Our stay was welcoming and cosy. We would recommend it and would stay again.
We will definitely return. We have enjoyed our stay in Orchard Cottage – fab quality and great welcome
Wonderful New Year stay – perfect de-stress, only a short from London. Would absolutely recommend to friends
A beautiful, tranquil place – and a wonderful little cottage. Thank you!
Excellent bacon & lovely homely atmosphere
We cannot recommend Grove Cottages highly enough. This is the 3rd cottage we have stayed in and it didn’t disappoint. Thank you for another wonderful weekend.
A wonderful place to come too of a busy, stressful time. The welcome pack was such a nice additional. We will be back.
Lovely cottage. Great relaxing mini break
Was in Snow but then put in Orchard as empty. Beautiful fire. Best break we have had for a long time. After a warm welcome and a few laughs, we actually got upgraded to a cottage with an open fire as unknowing to us ours didn't have one but on empty cottage did. Amazing local area and villages are beautiful. Pubs friendly. Thanks
Very cosy and romantic cottage, very complete. We loved the fire place and enjoyed the cycle rick to Hollowtrees. The welcome basket was very much appreciated.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Orchard Cottage - so cosy and relaxing with an open fire, great kitchen and bedroom. Had a lovely cycle to the local pub or games and home brews, explored the Suffolk countryside from a great base!
We have enjoyed quietness of our stay at Grove Cottages in the midst of wilderness.
We had a lovely relaxing time and now very chilled
We all loved the cottage, it was a lovely welcome and the bread was the best we ever tasted. We could live here for ever. Lovely walks, good food at White Horse pub
Attention to detail and beautiful surroundings. Very good communication and care of guests.
Beautiful spot, stunning area. A place where the world stops and life seems simpler and happier
We had a delightful stay in Orchard Cottage. Perfect welcome by Mark showing us around. We really enjoyed the countryside, nice pubs and the duck family in the garden. The food at Lyndsey Rose was delicates. Thanks for this wonderful break
Could not have found a more convivial spot to (quietly) celebrate my 50th birthday!
Beautiful + stylish cottage, perfect balance of style luxury + comfort. We both decided we could happily live here. We love all of your facilities + comprehensiveness local tourist advice
We have had a lovely time. The cottage was really cute and cosy, surrounded by peaceful countryside and wild life. We would love to come back again for longer.
We wanted to get away from our normal busy schedules and staying at the Grove Cottages certainly touch our minds off worm. Surrounded by beauty and sound of birds! Would recommend Grove cottages, we look forward to returning! Thank you
We are thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Grove Cottages. Orchard cottage was very comfortable and was well equipped. The villages of Suffolk are beautiful. We will definitely return!
A beautiful and tranquil retreat
A wonderful cottage to escape to for perfect relaxation. Great walks and charming dog-friendly pubs.
Thank you - we had a very relaxing weekend
A very tranquil & restorative break.
Lovely cosy cottage. Relaxing stay. Exceeded expectations. Lots of added extras.
A place to relax and recharge our batteries away from stresses and pressures of our day to day lives
This has been the most relaxing, cosy holiday for a long time. Love the friendly host, the genuine atmosphere and beautiful cottage and surroundings.
Genuinely one of the best weekends we have ever had. Food locally is fantastic, people are welcoming, the scenery is stunning. Awesome ! Love the guides- get them on the internet. This information was our bible.
Cosy, romantic getaway in the wonderful Suffolk countryside.
Great cosy cottage! Enjoyed the walks, the local villages, lovely pubs and friendly reception of the area
Excellent; had a great time.
This place is great! We absolutely love it here :)
We love the open plan living/dining area with lovely music playing the minute we walked in. Shower is really powerful and hot. Exact kind of holiday we want. A cosy open-fire wood-deco staying in in a cold weather. Also nice chatting with the host :)
Real gem of a cottage. Everything thoughtfully done. Attention to detail is second to none. Superb !
Beautiful peaceful setting.
Cosy cottage in a picturesque setting. Warm atmosphere. We wish we could have stayed longer.
We hugely staying at the cottage this weekend. Absolutely loved the open fire and bicycles. The kitchen was kitted out to a very high standard enabling lovely meals to be made as a group. Can't fault it!
We hugely staying at the cottage this weekend. Absolutely loved the open fire and bicycles. The kitchen was kitted out to a very high standard enabling lovely meals to be made as a group. Can't fault it!
Fantastic cottage in a perfect location.
A magical cottage in a magical setting, could not ask for better, will be coming back.
Great weekend - thank you. Impressive too that for the second time in a row you've given us a warm sunny spell ! Look forward to returning !
Orchard Cottage has a stylish, cosy and very comfortable feel, ensuring a lovely relaxing stay!
What a wonderful relaxing beautiful place. Ideal for a family get together. We will come back, just the 2 of us for a romantic break. The facilities were very clean and comfortable.
We stayed over as our daughter was getting married in Lavenham so we used Orchard Cottage as a base. Our son and his wife stayed for two nights also along with their new baby. We felt very comfy from the outset and all felt very content with the cleanliness. The info pack is excellent and my husband and I along with our dog had a great walk to Lt Waldingfield, without getting lost!! We were able to unwind after the busy few months of wedding planning. Your Orchard is amazing. We loved Grove Farm and will be recommending you to our friends. Many thanks for your attention to detail.
We have had a fantastic stay at Orchard Cottage. The cottage is full of rustic charm, the perfect place for a little R & R. We are already looking at when we could return. Thank you !
We all found it lovely and very well thought out. We found the cottage lovely and cosy. Everything was extremely comfy . The welcome basket was enjoyed by all.
Marks enthusiasm is contagious! We felt very welcome and at home in no time. If this isn't a compliment . . . My dog and I especially appreciated the lovely countryside walks in the early morning light from the cottage!
Warm, cosy cottage, lovely beds and with friendly greeting. Thank you for your help.
Our expectations were more than fulfilled. Every detail in the cottage, the region, houses, villages, gardens, wild flowers, footpaths created a special atmosphere, that we could enjoy so much and much better than expected! + British humour=excellent!
A beautiful cottage, a lovely setting away from hustle and bustle!
Beautiful. We loved Grove Cottages and look forward to our next stay. Thank you for all the extra little touches; the welcome basket, chutney, flowers on the table and taking the children to feed the chickens.
A beautiful and peaceful cottage surrounded by farmland. The only sound was birdsong. Perfect for our curious toddler!
What a fantastic cottage and overall set-up. Mark really looks after his guests with wonderful breakfast baskets of local produce provided, along with bikes, information guides and maps of local area. We had a brilliant time.
The weekend was fabulous, clean, cosy and had so much useful info of the surrounding areas. The bike ride was loads of fun. Many thanks, Happy London Lady.
Walking into the cottage and the surrounding area was like walking into a dream come true. The cottage itself was beautiful and very cosy, with all the mod cons we could need. The fairy lights in the trees to the car park made it feel very magical and it was well equipped with lots of walks. We all had a very special and lovely time and we're all planning a return visit - we'll be back! Thank you.
Ideal for those looking for some well earned rest and relaxation in a charming rustic setting in any season.
We were so lucky, had fantastic weather. Orchard Cottage is just beautiful and the location so peaceful, a little bit of heaven!
Very comfortable cottage! Mark and his family were very welcoming and we found a nice breakfast basket upon arrival. We had a lovely weekend. Lovely honey and marmalade!! Thank you!!
For first timers to Suffolk, the information supplied on dog friendly pubs, walks and places of interest is fantastic. We've used the map and explored, and look forward to staying in more of the cottages in the future - next time with our children!
We had a wonderful weeks stay in Orchard Cottage- it was exactly what we had been looking for. Log fire, cosy, perfect - we will be coming back again. The welcome hamper was alovely touch. Thank you.
Suffolk is like going back in time...quiet, friendly and fantastic value for money. Grove Cottages is a place you can forget about the weather and enjoy a cosy laid back atmosphere...re charge your batteries.
Another great stay at Grove Cottages. This is one place where the weather doesn't matter!
We had a wonderful family break. Wish we could have stayed longer. Hope we can return.
Our stay here was an amazing experience, we enjoyed every moment of it. Cottage is beautiful and area around it. We definitely will be coming back here for a next holiday. Thank you so much for a great time!!! We loved it.
Lovely comfortable cottage with everything you could need for an excellent holiday. Also fabulous local information, tips and maps.
Self catering in Suffolk ? Look no further !
Thanks for a lovely weekend, the cottage is perfect and the bacon and eggs for breakfast were delicious. A beautiful setting for a marvellous holiday.
The cottage itself is absolutely beautiful and was presented superbly along with the great welcome. The welcome basket was superb and made us more aware of the extra special taste of the natural countryside. Our expectations have been surpassed. Upon arrival it was like stepping into a dream world, as we have longed to find somewhere just like Orchard Cottage for so long!! The welcome, the surroundings, the cottage, the wonderful wildlife outside our door. Wonderful idyllic and simply perfect. Thank you so very much.
Even though the weather was awful it gave us the perfect excuse to stay inside this cosy cottage. Beautifully decorated and well equipped with everything you need. We had a relaxing four day stay and hope to return soon.
Rustically lovely cottage in picturesque location. The rural idyll we all dream of, come to life.
This is our 4th visit, just as good as ever, have recommended you to friends.
Although we lived very near here some 25 years ago, we had forgotten just how picturesque it is round here.
We have really enjoyed our few days here. It has been so tranquil - a step back in time - reminds me of my childhood holidays in the country - perfect!
The weather, the area and the cottage all made for a wonderful honeymoon.
This cottage seems to have the perfect balance of coziness and function. Our welcome by Millie was lovely. Thank you for the welcome basket. The breakfast that we cooked from it was really good. I felt at home immediately!
Attention to detail made it a really special stay.
We've thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in this gorgeous cottage, amongst the real authentic English countryside.
So peaceful and relaxing, max moved in and kept us company!
Delightful, peaceful and romantic.
Really didn't want to go home. We will definately be back.
What we particularly enjoyed was all the little extras and attention to detail; Tea light candles, food basket, farm apples, map of walks and bike rides, tea, coffee and all the other little things.
An ideal rural weekend bolthole in beautiful Suffolk countryside. Excellent local microbrewery, lots of top-knotch restaurants and gastro pubs. Cottage had a fantastic rustic feel, you can't beat a roaring fire and a dram of Whisky on the weekend !
Wonderful, thank you ! We will be back.
Enjoyable and peaceful stay. Very picturesque.
Orchard Cottage exceeded all expectations. A fabulous early Christmas and thank you for the snow !! Wonderful weekend.
Sympathetically and creatively decorated, we found the cottage a comfortable and snug retreat on a wonderfully blustery November weekend.
Everything about 'Orchard' was perfect for relaxing with friends and enjoying the fireside, food and drink. We all agreed that it was perfect in every way, even the cockeral did not crow too loudly too early. A lovely lovely place !
Orchard Cottage is lovely and cosy. Maxi the cat was a fantastic extra guest for our stay! Elin, Naomi, Sarah and Susan
A completely relaxing and tranquil break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It was like getting to know each other all over again.
It's all been perfect - thank you. We'll definately be back.
Thoroughly enjoyed the attention to detail of the cottage, especially the retro oven and chandelier. Very cosy and the fireplace was a delight.
If you are looking for 'Classic Olde Worlde' farm cottage break, this is it !
This has been a great escape for us and I know all about escaping!! John Leyton "Willie the tunnel king"
A beautifully decorated cottage in a tranquil place. We didn't feel the need to go far, especially once Maxi the cat adopted us. We feel fully relaxed and refreshed. Thank you!
A lovely cottage in a lovely area. Tranquil and well thought out in every respect. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would gladly return.
As a family of four we have loved staying in Orchard cottage. There is a wonderful atmosphere and everything is so well thought out to enable you to have a comfortable and peaceful stay.
For me, this has been a perfect stay. Perfect cottage, perfect company and perfect weather. I love Grove and Suffolk.
For me, this has been a perfect stay. Perfect cottage, perfect company and perfect weather. I love Grove and Suffolk.
Cosy country cottage with ducks and chickens (and friendly cat) Near picturesque villages with good pubs. Made to feel very welcome.
Fantastic week in a fantastic cottage where children and dogs are welcomed equally, space to relax and chill.
Beautiful cottage. Perfect for a tranquil and relaxing honeymoon, thank you.
Our first time in Suffolk and we will definately be back. So many lovely walks to go on with our dog who has collapsed into her bed every night exhausted!! We loved Orchard cottage and the very thoughtful welcome basket - a perfect getaway - we don't want to go home!!
It was even better than i could have imagined. Cosy but had a retro style to it. Made us fall in love with Suffolk!
Be warned...you won't want to go home!!
What a fabulous girly weekend in front of the fire. Breakfast in the garden in February was a bonus!!
Fabulous, quirky accommodation!
'A Tranquil Relaxed Stay'
A unique place to stay with walks, countryside pubs, pretty villages & towns nearby, and the cosiest of cottages to return to.
A fairytale country escape. A roaring log fire, comfy beds, bicycles & good food in utter serenity. What more could you want?!
We've had a wonderful break and feel very relaxed. We are already looking for an excuse to return!
Beautiful cottage in peaceful surroundings. Exactly as it should be, we had a fabulous time. Thank You.
Orchard Cottage was EXACTLY what we wanted. We will definitely be back as soon as we can!
This is our 8th stay at The Grove - Bakery & Orchard - feels like coming home! Couldn't be happier - carry on with the great job!
Jack and May's farm is magical; with deer that come up to you as if in a medieval tapestry. We love it here and will be back!!
Superb accommodation - didn't miss the Internet! Very good on the little things that matter in self-catering like loo-rolls, washing up liquid - even a pair of marigolds!!
Beautiful location. Warm Welcome. Comfortable accommodation
We had a brilliant week here
Stay with complete confidence, place was immaculately clean and had everything you could possibly need for a cosy, comfortable, romantic, relaxing time.
Very relaxing atmosphere with very welcoming hosts
Tranquil & relaxing rural retreat with easy access to interesting & varied heritage attractions.
A stunning place and a beautiful cottage with the friendliest people we have ever met. Perfect!
Wonderful stay, just as described on website couldnt ask for more, lovely clean cosy cottage, had the feel of stepping back in time which was what I was looking for. (Does exactly what it says on the tin!) Already looking forward to coming back! You have done a fantastic job!
If you want to get away from it all, but in perfect comfort, this is the place to come
I turned off the BlackBerry for 5 days - it was heaven!
Loved that 1950's cooker!!
Another fabulous weekend at Grove Cottages; the place has it all! Ultimate comfort, gorgeous setting and oh so many places of interest around!
Wonderful stay, just as described on website couldnt ask for more, lovely clean cosy cottage, had the feel of stepping back in time which was what we were looking for. (Does exactly what it says on the tin!) Already looking forward to coming back! You have done a fantastic job!
We had a really relaxing and enjoyable stay here. Was a beautiful cottage with a lovely log fire. Our little boy went to feed the chickens & ducks in the morning & the welcome basket was very generous. Will stay again.
A beautiful cosy cottage in a beautiful setting. A wonderful walk to a local pub, which is also great with dogs. A warm fire and pretty Christmas tree very festive.
We were warmly greeted by Mark. Who then introduces us to our Orchard Cottage our tranquil home for two weekends.
We love enjoyed our weekend very much it just passed too quickly. The cottage has been beautifully renovated, but is very comfortable with a lovely shower. So much to do, we
The children very much enjoyed collecting the eggs every morning at 10 o clock !!
2nd time round for us
Work? Stress? After a few hours here we have forgotten it all. Orchard Cottage is the perfect chill out haven to return to, after a days exploring. This place combines the luxury of a Boutique Hotel with the sense of feeling at home. Log fires, ducks quacking, the scent of beeswax and honeysuckle
Orchard Cottage was spacious and stocked with everything you need for a nice, relaxing break. We
It was certainly worth the journey from Holland, to stay in your cottage. We love the place. Great walks, good pubs, warm welcome. We
The twinkling Christmas lights welcome you back to The Grove. The smell of spice, poinsettia
Felt like home down to the open fire and
Mark has created a sanctuary for all seasons.
The three of us and our dog had a really good stay. The surroundings were very peaceful, the owls, the peacocks and the rooster added to our enjoyment. We have tried several times before to visit The Grove, and this is the first time we have been able to get in. Our expectations and hopes were very fully achieved.
Staying in this delightful cottage has been everything we expected and more. The accommodation is charming, the facilities provided for all our needs. The thoughtfulness which so obviously pervades every inch of the cottages and gardens is apparent in every detail. We have enjoyed the tranquillity, the dogs have enjoyed the country walks. We will definitely come here again!!!
It is so refreshing to have a quiet country cottage, that is self catering and so beautifully decorated, it should be tried by everyone on holiday. Beautiful countryside and we were well taken care of. We appreciated the basket with the goodies, and the extra touch with the flowers. The Grove did an excellent job taking care of us!
We have had a lovely weekend in your gorgeous cottage
So sad to leave. We have had a magical time. Mark has made us feel very welcome and is full of useful information and recommendations. I will miss watching the sunset over the orchard while enjoying a glass of wine. I will recommend you to all my friends. Amanda.
Once again The Grove Cottages never fail to produce the perfect place to come to totally unwind, relax & shake off the cobwebs. Winter or Summer the ideal country retreat. We will definitely be coming to visit again
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