|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)|
5 Star Luxury Cottage in England's Best Preserved Medieval Village
This is a beautiful and romantic cottage in a really outstanding Historic village. Penny 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 Penny 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 Penny Cottage has been awarded the Coveted Rose Award for going 'that Extra Mile' to provide excellent customer service.
Penny Cottage is a 5 Star GOLD awarded luxury treat in a very special location.
A historic & romantic cottage in England's Best Preserved Medieval Village of Lavenham. This is the sister cottage to Mint Cottage, which shares the beautiful mature garden.
Built in the 1500s as a Weavers Cottage - Penny Cottage is an experience to cherish due to its many beautiful antique furnishings and luxury features.
Penny 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 elegant antique bed makes this self-catering cottage a romantic treat to remember 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 left and the good sized kitchen dining room beyond it.
At the end of the well equipped kitchen, which has all the modern conveniences including dishwasher, refrigerator and washing machine - all cleverly hidden by attractive hand built fixtures, is a door onto the sunny patio where you can have breakfast overlooking the mature garden and onwards to open Suffolk countryside.
The beautiful old bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling with a wealth of ancient oak beams. It has a beautiful antique Jacobean barley-sugar bed with silk tapestry hangings and oriental rugs and a bright en suite bathroom.
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 and because of the very high quality of furnishings and equipment we are unable to offer the cottage to guests with pets.
The wifi strength 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 mature garden which is shared with Mint 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 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 wool 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 was once England's 13th most prosperous town - in the 1500's! Its importance stems from its wool and weaving activities which is indicated by its amazing array of historic buildings.
Lavenham contains 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'
Penny 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 by 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 Gastro pubs 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
Guest Passes to use all the club facilities is normally £25 , Grove Cottage guests get it for £10 plus a complimentary £15 voucher to put towards any 60 minute or mud chamber experience.
Just mention Grove Cottages when making your booking!
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.
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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
Very clean and welcoming cottage. Great location and facilities.
Lovely cottage, everything we needed. Beautiful village. Couldn't have asked for better
Absolutely perfect stay - such a well equipped cosy cottage. There's so much excellent information in the cottage, we didn't need anything. It was perfect!
We are never disappointed wit any aspect of staying - just hate leaving. Many thanks
We've had a lovely stay. Cottage is very comfortable, warm and cosy. It is perfectly situated, has everything we could wish for and is immaculately cared for.
A wonderful cosy cottage - warm and very well equipped. Brilliant location in Lavenham, close to the centre but very quiet. It feels like a family home not a self catering run of the mill cottage. Excellent welcome basket and friendly introduction from Gillian. Completely delightful. Hard to leave
We had a great long weekend in Penny Cottage! Lavenham is lovely - will definitely be coming back in future
Another lovely cottage - thanks for recommending it for our short break! Sweet and characterful, well equipped and in a stunning village.
A truly charming, warm and cosy cottage, in the heart of this fascinating village. Quiet and peaceful with lovely open views from the back. Beginning with the warm and helpful welcome from Gillian, and continuing throughout our short stay, our experience in Penny Cottage has been wonderful
Penny Cottage is one of the nicest cottages we've stayed in. Fresh flowers, welcome basket, cosy fire and a comfy bed - super. A warm welcome and a cosy cottage in a beautiful setting. We wish we'd booked a third night - next time! We will be back
Another wonderful stay at Penny Cottage. Thank you to Gillian and Grove Cottages, a perfect place to relax. Gillian always makes Penny Cottage a perfect place. Everything is so clean, the beautiful flowers that are left and the wonderful welcome basket. Thank you and see you soon.
We enjoyed a very warm welcome from Gillian. The cottage was lovelier than in the pictures. The weather was very good so we often sat on the terrace. We thank you for your hospitality and felt very much at home here - everything was very clean, thank you Gillian.
A beautiful cottage, ideally located for everything we wanted to do on our holiday. We enjoyed our morning walks in the local woods and the welcome pack was the best we've ever seen. Everything about the stay in the cottage was excellent, from the time we arrived to the moment we left
Excellent cottage, very well situated in Lavenham. We did not have to travel far to visit places of interest. Very pleaceful and stress free
Cosy, quiet and well equipped cottage. We wanted for nothing. Lovely generous welcome basket.
This is the second time we've stayed at a Grove Cottage. As before, this cottage was impeccable - true 5* accommodation. Welcome pack is greatly appreciated, I can't wait for our next visit. Thank you
Everything you could want in this beautiful cottage - great location, peaceful and quiet. Friendly welcome with generous welcome basket. Everything in this cottage "fabulous". Wonderful location, everything in walking distance. Amazing history along with original buildings. Loved the stay in this cottage and village. Thank you! x
Lovely and very charming cottage - loved the birds singing in the morning and being woken up by the sun!
Another fantastic stay. A very late decision to come away, we knew Penny Cottage would give us the perfect place for rest and relaxation...
The cottage surpassed our expectations. High standard of cleanliness and comfort. Quiet, comfortable bed, decent shower and well equipped with nice touches e.g. fresh flowers. We would rebook or recommend.
Very pretty cottage in a quiet location. The cottage is very well equipped and had a lovely atmosphere.
This was our fourth time at Penny Cottage and we will come back! Beautiful, cosy cottage, we feel at home here
Lovely cottage for a weekend away. Super location and well appointed - loved the welcome basket - thank you
Beautiful cottage in lovely Lavenham. Everything is covered and more. Have been before, will come again.
Very tasteful cottage done to a professional standard. Spotlessly clean and great views. Absolutely charming - Gillian great and friendly. We've stayed in lots of cottages in the US and UK and this is our favourite so far. Beautifully finished and equipped. Cosy, romantic, perfect spot for a weekend away. Thank you!
We have a dilemma - which superlatives to use! Everything we needed was here. The general appearance of the interior of the cottage was tasteful, considered, attractive etc. The welcome basket was amazing - the wine, flowers etc creating such a welcoming atmosphere - and the added bonus of a decorated tree was just wonderful. We shall certainly consider coming again soon. Enjoyed the short walks around the town and along the old railway route to Long Melford.
As always the cottage is immaculately maintained and enhanced by additional extras, such as the hamper with quality provisions, fresh flowers and the seasonal enhancement of a beautifully decorated Christmas tree. We always enjoy a very warm welcome from Gillian. Many thanks.
We were held up on the way down to couldn't get to meet Gillian this time, but she was so helpful and friendly on the phone. Our friends were staying next door and said how lovely she was.
This is our 10th year of coming to Penny and as always it was comfortable and well appointed.
This is our 10th year of coming to Penny and as always it was comfortable and well appointed.
A fabulous weekend stay in Penny Cottage. We just walked in and everything was just perfect - 5**. Congratulations to Gillian on your award; the standard in the cottages are definitely 1st class, the welcome as usual was very friendly
Cannot recommend highly enough. Penny Cottage is beautiful as is the garden. Lavenham is such a wonderful place to explore. We will definitely be visiting again. Thank you for everything! If we could give a better than excellent appraisal we would! This weekend has been wonderful. Thank you
Lovely authentic cottage, with everything we could need. Super welcome and the welcome pack is a lovely touch. Many thanks Gillian
Fantastic cottage in a great location. Every possible need during our stay was covered
A very comfortable cottage in a perfect location. We were made to feel very welcome by Gillian. Bed very comfy. The welcome basket was a nice touch. Outdoor facilities good and being able to park at the door was a huge bonus. Fresh flowers were lovely
Lovely cottage - welcome very good. We felt at home immediately
Beautiful cottage in a lovely village. Had an amazing weekend - very relaxing. Will return
The fire was super. Garden breathtaking - even a little herb garden!
Lovely cottage, very clean and a short 5 minute walk to the heart of Lavenham. Quiet with a balcony overlooking the herb garden. Our first visit and we will be back. Gillian was very helpful and although we didn't need anything, we felt she would have sorted out anything needed. All excellent, thanks
Very enjoyable stay
Lovely, cosy place for a relaxing weekend in a medieval village
A truly lovely hidden gem filled with character and thoughtful touches. A very special experience, we'll be back!
The perfect location and accommodation for our Christmas/New Year break. This was the seasonal experience without the seasonal hassle!! The cottage is immaculately presented with all the necessary equipment for a comfortable - indeed luxurious stay! We very much appreciated the generous welcome tray and the lovely bed linen. The house is very warm and it was a delightful touch to have a real decorated Christmas tree
Gillian, thank you for such a wonderful stay at Penny Cottage. We've had the most lovely weekend
Wonderful stay - thank you!
Penny Cottage was everything we expected plus a lot more. Amazing attention to detail, comfort and a warm welcome from Gillian
Love all of Grove Cottages and am a regular visitor - always a lovely stay
A perfect weekend break from city life. Lavenham is lovely and we couldn't have been happier with Penny Cottage. Very cosy and beautifully maintained. Many thanks!
Grove Cottages are always superb and Penny Cottage is no different. We absolutely loved the cottage which was beautifully clean and warm.
Another wonderful stay at a perfect cottage.
Fantastic, spotless ancient cottage in an amazing historic town. The attention to detail is fabulous both inside and in the beautiful garden. We return almost every year and sometimes twice a year!
Lovely quiet and cosy cottage in a great location, for exploring Lavenham. Lovely welcome from Gillian and a helpful intro to the cottage
Beautifully furnished and well equipped cottage.
Beautiful cottage in picturesque Lavenham. Self contained with all essentials and many luxuries and yet so close to many places to eat, whilst feeling you're miles from anywhere.
Penny Cottage is the perfect place for enjoying all the features of Lavenham. Every time we wanted or needed something, we found it. Clearly a great deal of thought has gone into equipping and organising the cottage. We especially appreciated the welcome basket.
Cottage and garden a delight - everything you need for a great stay.
We have enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage. Everything to hand in and around the cottage.
You thought of everything.
Second time in this cottage, we will be back -:)
Third time in Penny Cottage. Very relaxing and such a different environment from home being a 14th century cottage. Really beautiful! The level of attention to detail is much superior to other cottages that we have stayed in around Suffolk/Norfolk.
Penny Cottage is a lovely cosy hideaway in a beautiful village. Every detail has been thought of from the welcome basket to the collection of books and DVDs, to the complimentary toiletries. We found nothing wanting and felt quite at home. Well done!
Just a kind of magic - just perfect!
The cottage has everything you could want and more! Gillian's welcome was perfect - warm, friendly and informative. Everything was very clean, the bed was really comfortable with beautiful bedding. Just perfect!
A fantastic stay in an idyllic cottage. The cottage was spotless and the welcome basket a lovely addition. Everything was very easy to find, even down to the fire already being laid for us. Very cosy and comfortable with lots to explore in the village.
It was all fantastic!
Our stay has been really special. Beautiful cottage and furnishings. It's a great base for visiting surrounding areas and we did the lot! Can't wait to come again - thank you.
A lovely stay in an amazing cottage. Lavenham is a beautiful town. The cottage is cosy, super clean and perfect for a romantic getaway. Next time we will stay longer. Gillian was the perfect hose and the welcome pack very much appreciated. I've rarely slept in such a comfortable bed!
Another fantastic weekend! We will be back - thank you.
A perfect weekend - breakfast on the terrace in the sun was a treat!
A charming cosy country cottage perfectly situated for all the amenities Lavenham has to offer.
We booked both cottages for our daughters wedding weekend. The adjoining door made for a perfect situation. The day got off to an excellent start - the cottages are fab would highly recommend them!!
Penny Cottage has everything you need for an enjoyable stay in Lavenham. On arrival we received a warm welcome from Gillian. The welcome basket was a lovely bonus.
We had an amazing time at Penny Cottage. Beautiful place, lovely village and perfect for us to celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary. Very relaxing, great welcome and basket of goodies was lovely.
Penny Cottage is excellent and well recommended to us by our neighbours. We have highly recommended to our good friends who are planning to come back to the area at the end of August.
We had an amazing time in this beautiful cottage and lovely village. Our stay was very relaxing and peaceful and would recommend the cottage to everyone.
A perfect cottage to explore Suffolk from.
We have had a peaceful weekend strolling around the village, eating out, relaxing by the fire and sitting on the patio. It was great!
A beautiful cottage in a perfect location offering 5 star quality. You have thought of absolutely everything - flowers, candles, welcome pack and the warmest of welcomes too! Thank you!
Everything was lovely.
We had such a lovely relaxing weekend in this beautiful cottage. This was our second visit to Penny Cottage and we will definintely be back!
Perfect romantic hideaway for our special wedding anniversary. Pure luxury!
The cottage was very romantic and cosy, we loved it. Lavenham is a very friendly place and we enjoyed the restaurants and hosteleries! Fantastic cottage, we had a lovely time.
A wonderful cottage in beautiful Lavenham. We had a very relaxing few days away.
Both had an amazing time, the cottage is perfect and the weekend has flown by. Welcome basket and wine was a great start!
Cottage full of character and very cosy. Splendid hamper! Loved the flower arrangements and presentation of the cottage.
Thank you so much!
You think of everything to keep your customers happy. Truly the “wow” factor.
This was our first visit to Suffolk but will not be our last. We have had holidayed in many cottages all over the country but Penny Cottage and its location is now top of our list. The whole experience exceeded our expectations. Thanks to everyone at Grove Cottages.
Penny Cottage never hails to delight and is a small haven to relax and unwind in.
For those looking for a more traditional pub, try the Royal British Legion. Local bacon from shop in market place is beautiful.
Everything was delightful and the fresh flower arrangements were very much appreciated, also the lovely basket of provisions.
The Penny Cottage is a beautifully appointed and cosy place from which to explore Suffolk. The Grove Cottage team’s attention to detail makes for a wonderful experience!
We have stayed in Penny Cottage before and absolutely love it, and the visit this time was equally enjoyable.
Idyllic cottage in perfect location. Plenty to see and do, excellent places to wine and dine within easy walking distance.
Our third visit to Penny Cottage says it all!
A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location. Everything you could possibly want is provided. Will certainly be staying in a Grove property again. Couldn't find one fault, everything was perfect. Gillian was so welcoming and informative.
Penny Cottage exceeded our expectations in every way. We were amazed at the attention to detail demonstrated by the owners, in the way they have fitted out the cottage. The cleanliness of the cottage was exceptional as were the supplies.
Wonderful place, well stocked with everything you need and in a village, that can only be described as going back in time. It has been a holiday that we will always remember. We hope to return for another visit.
A delightful little cottage in the centre of Lavenham. Full of character and very well equipped. We had a wonderful week here.
A delightful first stay at Penny Cottage. I might possibly become our new fvaourite place to stay in Lavenham.
We had a very enjoyable, relaxing time here - thank you.
Can't believe how you've upheld your standards over quite a few years, still surprised by the little touches. That's probably what makes Grove Cottages special!
Another gem from Grove Cottages. Beautiful cottage in a lovely setting. Really cosy and comfy, with lots to do nearby, or just park the car up and enjoy Lavenham.
We have stayed in lots of cottages but have never experienced such a complete 'home from home'. The cottage is perfect in location, quiet and yet every convenience in walking distance. Suffolk is a revelation, very friendly locals and lovely scenery.
Our second Grove Cottages break and once again everything was excellent; highly recommended.
Very enjoyable stay in a lovely, well equipped cottage. Fabulous views over the garden, look forward to returning at another time when we can enjoy the patio!
A wonderful cottage in a beautiful and historic village. Guildhall fantastic, as was afternoon tea at The Swan. Loved the little touches, such as the flowers, welcome pack and wood burner.
Brilliant. So relaxing, with everything we needed on hand.
An absolutely lovely cottage in a charming area!
Very nice break, couldn't fault anything. Lovely village, nice walks, very relaxing.
Beautiful, comfortable cottage. Very atmospheric and perfect for our Christmas break!
We have absolutely loved staying at Penny Cottage. It has been the most perfect honeymoon choice!
Beautifully maintained cottage. The extras make your stay feel special, right from the word go, and everything has been thought of.
Stayed at many cottages and this is probably the nicest. It is especially well stocked and all items were high quality (as were the sheets and towels). It felt very nice here, I coudl really relax. It was also toasty warm! Loved all the fresh flowers.
An amazing place, fantastic week, couldn't fault it. Everything met and exceeded our expectations. Would recommend to all our friends and family.
We had a fantastic time in Penny Cottage, and would recommend this as a weekend getaway to friends and family.
Best equipped and prepared cottage we have every stayed in - and we have stayed in a lot!
Perfect, romantic cottage. We really enjoyed the cosy rooms, beautiful views and peace and quiet. We loved the little touches; natural soap, beautiful jams and fresh coffee. Everything has been thought of.
I was visiting friends in Lavenham on my own and Penny Cottage is just perfect for the lone traveller. It is maintained to a very high standard, is wonderfully cosy, and the welcome basket and the little touches, will make you smile as soon as you arrive. I also felt totally safe.
Everything promised was delivered, even down to the hot water bottles! It lived up to expectations, will definitely be coming back again.The welcome from Gillian was lovely and started the break off on a great note. Welcome basket was perfect, more self catering establishments should follow your lead.
Beautiful cottage - we had a great stay, just a shame it was so short.
What a wonderful step back in time, with all the modern luxury. The welcome pack was very good, everything we needed and a few extra bits. Lovely jam and the bacon was delicious. Good welcome from Gillian, including the pre-visit phone call, she beat us to it!
We had a wonderful stay at Penny Cottage. It is a beautiful place to stay, made so cosy and welcoming for our arrival. It has everything we could need, a beautiful log fire and a generous welcome basket of local produce. Very relaxing, we would recommend to anyone! Cannot fault anything.
Had a wonderful stay in this lovely cottage. The owner has thought of everything and the welcome pack was excellent. The down side was having to leave!
Impossible to improve on perfection!
Lovely cottage and outside patio seating area. Excellent location - you can just walk to so many good restaurants/tea shops. Cottage is tastefully decorated and thoughtfully equipped.
Top quality cottage with beautiful idyllic garden. Couldn't have wished for a better cottage.
Peaceful, beautiful cottage in a great location. Everything had been thought of.
Lovely cottage, everything we needed.
Thank you very much for a comfortable stay!
A wonderful, chilled 4 day mid-week break. Looking forward to an encore!
Well equipped cottage. Lovely garden – a little haven of tranquillity. Lavenham is very picturesque and a good location for sight seeing. We had a wonderful week.
Wonderful cottage an idyllic setting, perfect for a weekend break or week stay. Can’t recommend highly enough!
Had a fantastic time, in such a beautiful cottage. The perfect ending to a wonderful surprise 40th birthday fortnight. Thank you.
The superb Penny Cottage set in the lovely town of Lavenham is the ideal location for exploring the beautiful county of Suffolk. So much to see and do, one week is not enough!
Lovely quiet cottage, wonderful location. Highly recommended for exploring Suffolk.
A very relaxing few days in a very comfortable cottage. Thank you to Gillian and team. Really appreciated the flowers and welcome basket etc. Thank you.
An absolutely lovely cottage.
We had a lovely time at Penny Cottage. This place is very cosy with everything we could possibly need. Lavenham is a beautiful village,we had some lovely walks and enjoyed the surrounding countryside.
We had a wonderful weekend in Lavenham.
We had a truly lovely time in Penny Cottage. Thank you so much.
This was our second visit to Penny Cottage, the first was for our honeymoon and the second for our 3 year anniversary. Both times have been wonderful and we hope to visit again in the future.
Well equipped cottage in great location.
Very friendly welcome from Denise. Beautiful cottage, well located.
A really lovely cottage. Very peaceful and relaxing.
What a perfect cottage in a perfect location. A very warm welcome and everything we needed for a lovely stay. Wish we could stay longer! As with all Grove Cottages, this certainly didn't disappoint ! Have to say it is probably the best equipped cottage we have stayed in and all the fresh flowers were a lovely touch.
This cottage brings all you desire for a break in Suffolk Countryside. if only we could have stayed longer.
This is a wonderful cosy cottage, full of character and charm and with every creature comfort.
A lovely warm welcome to a warm comfortable cottage!
It is very comfortable and well equipped cottage in an enviable location.
Lavenham a lovely place to stay and Suffolk a Great county to explore.
Lovely cottage, great location. Added bonus being in Lavenham for the Christmas Market and my birthday too. Great weekend highly recommended to all.
We had a wonderful time – many thanks.
Magnificent cottage in every way. Pure luxury.
Penny Cottage is cosy and comfortable and quiet at the same time, it is close to the town centre for shops. The view from the back overlooking the fields from the sunny patio was an amazing surprise. Thank you again.
A beautiful cottage in a beautiful village. Thank you for making our short break so special.
Another lovely time in this beautiful cottage. Lavenham is such a nice place and its people are very friendly. Thank to Denise and team.
Cosy cottage break in a picturesque setting. We really enjoyed ourselves and would visit again!
Wonderful as ever – thank you.
Great cottage, great location, great weather, great welcome.
Yet another relaxing stay at Penny Cottage. The comfort and presentation of Penny Cottage set the benchmark for cottage holidays. We haven’t found anything to rival it.
We had a wonderful stay at Penny Cottage, Lavenham. The website info was very much appreciated and truthful so you know just what you are getting! Telephone calls were met quickly, courteously and Millie was extremely helpful.
The most beautiful cottage we’ve stayed in. Absolutely perfect – can’t find fault with anything. Attention to detail outstanding, cleanliness impeccable. Welcome pack, furnishings and cottage contents very well thought out. Very warm and friendly welcome from Denise – thank you very much! Will recommend to friends.
A very warm, welcoming and restful cottage. Wonderful time. We found the cottage to be very inviting, comfortable and restful. The flowers and welcome pack were on extra bonus, as was the welcome we had from Denise on our arrival. If this is the quality of Grove Cottages we would have no problem using them in the future.
Lovely, well stocked cottage with everything you could possibly need. Bikes were added bonus! All marvellous.
Another delightful stay in Lavenham in Penny Cottage. Thank you for the perfect preparation of the cottage. We look forward to returning some time soon.
We came to Penny cottage for our honeymoon because we wanted quiet, peace and beautiful surroundings – and hurrah, we were not disappointed – it has been blissful !!
The first cottage we have stayed in for a holiday where we have felt comfortably at home. So thoughtfully equipped – very cosy and very comfortable!
Beautiful place – perfect escape from the big smoke. Would love to come back in the summer
We had a wonderful time, in the snow. The fireplace kept us warm & Yana came around for a full body massage for ultimate relaxation!
A wonderfully relaxing week in a beautiful cottage in a perfect location. We were made to feel extremely welcome and the attention to detail was extraordinary. We can’t wait to come back !
Had a wonderful stay. The cottage has everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. I just hope I get the chance to return.
Penny Cottage is lovely and well equipped. We have enjoyed staying and will definitely come back. Everything we needed was provided. Thank you
Penny Cottage – this is a beautiful cottage with every modern convenience whilst retaining its charm as an old cottage. So cosy in winter with the log burner but I am sure it would be just as nice in summer with the lovely garden. Combine this with the delightful town of Lavenham and you have the perfect holiday.
As with Mint – wonderful cottage – very high quality standard of furnishing and equipment
Quite simply the best cottage we have stayed in
Penny Cottage is the most beautiful cottage we have ever stayed. It is so well equipped and furnished to the highest standard and still so cosy. We will definitely come again!
A wonderful weekend in such a cosy cottage. Thank you!
We love our weekends away. But this cottage is just dreamy. It's spotless has all the mod cons but it's still old, cosy and romantic. Breakfast in bed is a must. The garden is lovely and the terrace a lovely sun trap in the mornings. Our week has been a wonderful break in this perfect little cottage. Thank you
This was my first stay in Penny Cottage, although smaller then Mint. It is still a lovely place to stay, full of character and charm. Thank you for such a warm welcome (as always!)
Welcome basket, flowers and warm welcome much appreciated also beautiful garden a real bonus
Perfect cottage - just as expected - very comfortable - excellent
It was our dream of an English Cottage. The welcome packet all this thins for our stay, the warmth with flowers - everything was perfect!
We had a great time staying at Penny Cottage! Thank you for the warm welcome, the lovely flowers and all the lovely treats (fruit, eggs, bacon, etc.) It makes you feel very welcome and at home. We've played at 3 golf courses in the neighbourhood, Claire Vale. We visited the RHS-garden Hyde Hall:very good!! We did some great cooking from the things we bought at the farmers market. Thank you Denise for all the tips you gave us!
Thank you again for a lovely weekend. We have the cottage and appreciate all the little extras. Will be back again soon.
A truly outstanding holiday cottage in a fascinating, interesting setting. Beautifully equipped in every way – the vases of flowers much appreciated by a dedicated flower arranger! We would thoroughly recommend Penny cottage to family and friends.
Perfect cottage in lovely location. How amazing to stay in such a historic building, and so central too.
Just as lovely as Mint Cottage
We had a fabulous weekend (despite non-stop rain). The cottage was so cosy and warm and all creature comforts well thought out. We will be back!
A beautiful cottage – spotlessly clean with everything you could want for relaxing break.
Beautiful cottage, beautiful location. We felt at home as soon as we walked through the door.In fact, we did not want to leave. Thank you very much.
Very enjoyable - as usual. We will return
We had a lovely time at Penny Cottage - very conveniently situated in Lavenham.
Peaceful, perfect cottage located in the heart of Lavenham but having spectacular views over fields in the back. Very cosy.
We have been most impressed by the high standards and the personal touch such as the fresh flowers. The 'welcome pack' was also 'spot on'.
Back again for a cracking Christmas in lovely Lavenham. The perfect house with all the trimmings as always. Thanks to Jane, David and Denise for the special Christmas treats, stunning tree and yummy biscuits! Had an excellent Christmas lunch in The Angel and a fabulous meal in The Greyhoud too. Happy 2012 everybody! PS a big thank you should also go to the cleaners who keep this place spotless and sparkling - nothing is ever missed!
A perfect place to stay. A pity that we had to leave.
A fabulously appointed cottage, full of charm and tastefully furnished. Able to walk to all historical sights in Lavenham, within a few minutes.
A beautiful, romantic, cosy cottage for two in a stunning location. You will not be disappointed. A real treat at any time of the year.
It is rare that something lives up to its advertisement, especially as on the website, Grove Cottages were not shy about promoting their accommodation, but on arrival at Penny Cottage we were very impressed that the cottage and the service of the company far exceeded expectations.
Penny Cottage has been a wonderful find. High standards and exceptional attention to detail make this a very special place. This is our 4th visit so I think that says it all! Thank you.
49th wedding anniversary today. Cannot think of a better place to celebrate than Penny Cottage. Second visit and able to explore more of your lovely Suffolk villages and especially Flatford Mill.
The attention to detail is outstanding, from the lovely welcome pack to the flowers in the bathroom to the log fire laid out etc.
Penny Cottage is a fantastic retreat for a short or long break. We love every visit. Winter or Summer, Penny Cottage has a fantastic feel as does Lavenham.
Our 1st visit to Suffolk but certainly not our last. The perfect cottage in a perfect village, so quintessentially English. Sp peaceful and tranquil and yet handy to visit Constable Country and the Coast. Everything was excellent and exceeded our expectations. The friendliness and professionalism of all staff are a credit to the organisation.
Really enjoyable week. Warm welcome from the lovely Maryka. Cleanliness of the cottage is outstanding. The welcome basket was much appreciated. Lavenham is a beautiful picturesque village with tea shops, restaurants, gift shops and pubs, all within a short walk of the cottage. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
A very well equipped and comfortable cottage. Thank you for all the little extras.
We loved our stay at this cosy cottage and would highly recommend it for a couple looking for a quiet, rural break. The decor is simple but not chintzy and we had everything that we needed. Lovely welcome basket !!
Penny cottage is full of character and very comfortable to live in. The garden is lovely with numerous place to sit and relax in comfort.
Another fine example of the growing Grove Cottage portfolio of excellence ! An extremely well appointed cottage set in the centre of Lavenham, but secretly hidden from the usual hustle & bustle . Just what was required.
Charming cottage with a lovely garden which we enjoyed very much sipping our tea.
Penny Cottage is beautiful! We had a wonderful, relaxing time here. Also the bed is extremely comfy - made it difficult to get up on some mornings!
The cottage is even more wonderful than advertised - The garden alone was worth a trip to Suffolk!
Lovely cottage, great breakfast.
Fourth stay at Grove Cottages in Lavenham. Perfect as always!
We loved our week at Penny Cottage. A lovely place to stay and relax, great but quiet location. Thanks for the lovely welcome - Penny Cottage has everything you need to enjoy your holiday!
Picture perfect and essentially practical. A wonderful combination.
Now stayed at Mint Cottage and Penny Cottage and we can say we loved both of them. Although Mint Cottage may be a little bigger, Penny Cottage is so cosy , we can't choose between the two. Quality of welcome to the quality of the cottages is truly 5 star. Welcome packs to the quality furnishing is all anyone would want on a weekend break. We will be back very soon. We love it here.
Lovely couple of days away in this very quaint cottage, peaceful and good place to rest..
Penny Cottage is an idyllic retreat, full of character and creature comforts.
A beautiful cottage in a stunning location. The house is equipped with everything you need to have an enjoyable stay. A perfect honeymoon location.
Penny Cottage, is without doubt, the most beautiful cottage we've ever stayed in. The cleanliness is spot on. Location perfect and very quiet, only birdsong could be heard. We'll definitely be back.
Fantastic location, wonderful cottage, great places to eat, add in the days of pure sunshine - everything we'd hoped for and more.
The perfect place for relaxing and remembering what life should be about! Wonderful.
A welcoming and wonderful break to take away from the stress and hustle and bustle of city life. Just what we needed.
Perfect. Everything you could possibly want or need is here. Maryka has thought of everything to make a stay 100% relaxation.
One of loveliest cottage we have ever rented. Everything you could think of was provided.
Penny Cottage was the perfect place for a short break.
We were blown away by the beauty of the cottage, it was so comfortable and welcoming, in an idyllic position, couldn't ask for anything more - loved it!
We feel guilty for not trying out other cottages, but The Grove Cottages are all so lovely, we know we're assured a fantastic break. The cottages feel more like homes than rented accomodation - we really appreciate the thought put into the furnishings.
Penny cottage was outstanding - it exceeded all of our expectations.
We are delighted with the cottage its character and the fact it is fully equipped, clean and comfortable. It has been a perfect January break and we have seen Lavenham in its true setting - so tranquil.
We had a truly wonderful time at Penny Cottage. Everything about it met our expectations. The cottage and location are perfect. We will definitely be back.
We have experienced at least 30 cottage all over the UK and France, mostly very nice ones, but Penny Cottage is definitely one of the very best. The service provided by Grove Cottages is outstanding.
Everything was perfect!
Lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need.
A perfect cottage - cosy and very well equipped. Great view from the kitchen window. Very quiet but also central. Really enjoyed everything. Excellent instructions about everything - Maryka was so friendly and charming!
Delightful location, very well appointed, very well equipped cottage.
Penny Cottage is quite beautiful, cosy and extremely well equipped. It has everything you could wish for and more. We hope to return.
Nicest holiday accommodation I have ever stayed in - everything just perfect.
After staying all over the country in fabulous cottages our expectations are very high but Penny Cottage exceeded our hopes in every way. Fab-u-lous. Many Thanks
We really appreciated the attention to detail and care in renovation. Everything you will need for your stay, a home from home.
The Cottage was better than expected, so clean with lovely touches around the place. A perfect romantic break.
Excellent, romantic, cosy cottage, with absolutely everything you need. Fantastic location.
This is our 3rd visit to this beautiful litte cottage - perfect in every way.
Excellent cottage, terrific (peaceful) location, wonderful welcome and welcome pack. A real treasure in every way! Many thanks
Penny Cottage is a charming home from home. With all the little personal touches like newspapers, fresh flowers and the wonderful breakfast basket, it strikes the beautiful balance between being cosy and a real treat. 5 Star.
Penny Cottage is absolutely delightful and is situated in the fantastic location of Lavenham. We felt completely spoilt, our every need was catered for and our expectations exceeded time and again. Thanks for a wonderful stay.
Every little thing has been arranged and thought of. The operative word is care, we felt we were cared for, Thank you so much.
We loved our stay at Penny Cottage - a beautiful place in a beautiful town. The welcome basket and thoughtfulness of the facilities let us enjoy Suffolk in true style - Thank you!
We have travelled in Spain and England. This is the best accommodation we have ever stayed in. As we live in Spain we will be recommending it to all our friends, as a perfect holiday in England.
Wonderful greeting by Maryka. Ideal for recharging ones batteries. Penny Cottage is perfection.
Lovely cottage and the bikes were a great added bonus.
The quality of everything is superb. Maryka has thought of everything. Furnishings, equipment and complimentary welcome basket all of the highest standard.
Why can't my own house be like this? Love it here. Thank you to Maryka, Jane, David and Co. for all the care and attention to detail.
A spotless cottage that is cosy and in a great location with a beautiful garden and view. Fresh flowers everywhere inside and out !
Quaint historical cottage, exposed beams, lovely garden, tranquil setting and a different pace of life - a wonderful place to unwind.
Beautiful place to visit. Fantastic welcome from Maryka. Thank you very much for a wonderful stay.
Everything about Penny Cottage is perfect. Fresh flowers, Welcome Basket and personalise dgreeting. I will definitely recommend.
Penny cottage 'does exactly what it says on the tin'! The position, facilities and welcome pack were all excellent. A super cottage in a wonderful English setting. Thanks to Maryka and all at Grove Cottages.
We had the most relaxing and fun weekend in Penny Cottage. The photos did not do it justice and it was exactly what we were looking for as a weekend away from London.
We were made very welcome. We appreciated the excellent welcome hamper, flowers and soup. Everything we could possibly need was provided and in very good quality.
It would be very hard to find a nicer cottage; the welcome was good, the village amazing. A really relaxing short break.
We had a wonderful time. The cottage is perfect and we couldn't recommend it highly enough. We will definately be back!
An exceptional cottage in a prime location presented immaculately ! A big Thankyou.
Very cosy and well equipped. Would be the perfect cottage to live in.
Would highly recommend this cottage. Beautiful decor and attention to detail, spotlessly clean and in a fantastic location. Feels like you have stepped back in time !
Penny Cottage is a beautiful cottage in an excellent location. The attention to detail in this cottage is second to none. It is by far the most lovingly restored and well equipped cottage I have ever stayed in. Thank you!
Second visit to Lavenham, two different cottages equally impressive, we are looking forward to sampling more, it's almost like having your own cottage in the country. Maryka as helpful and charming as ever.
Penny Cottage fab. Lavenham quaint. Fabulous weekend.
Fantastic weekend stay at Penny cottage. Beautifully clean and well presented cosy cottage. Great location within a few minutes walk to the town square. Although the weather wasn't good enough to sit out in the garden the views onto it from the kitchen were lovely - managed to see deer and pheasants.
One of the best equipped cottages we've ever stayed in. Everything we could possibly need for a fantastic weekend had been thought of.
A beautiful cottage - perfect in every way. A wonderful place to spend a romantic Valentines weekend. Looking forward to returning. Thank you
We have enjoyed ourselves but your website already says it all.
What a great find! From the warm welcome extended by Maryka to David pulling out all the stops to solve the temporary heating problem, we cannot praise this place highly enough. Absolutely everything we needed, and more (fresh flowers - how many holiday lets go this far!) for a quiet break in the English countryside. This aside from the history and picturesque villages which, in themselves, are more than worth a visit. Even though we were here in the worst winter period for 30 years, we managed to get out and about. We thoroughly enjoyed everything we did including a beautiful Sunday walk round Stoke-by-Nayland, with families tobogganing and great pub (The Crown) to two peaceful days at Minsmere. Perfect!! We hope to return.
The perfect place to chill out in historic and picturesque rural suffolk. No stone left unturned to provide every comfort.
An excellent cottage in an exemplary village.
Our first ever Christmas away from home on our own and we couldn't have chosen a more cosy olde worlde cottage in which to spend it. Lots of lovely welcoming touches including a Christmas Tree and a big tin of choccy biscuits. Although it was freezing outside the cottage was so warm we hardly needed to light the fire stove. Quality accomodation.
Another delightful stay at Penny Cottage, warm welcome from Maryka. Cosy and charming, sorry to be leaving !
Fantastic stay in a beautiful, very well equipped, cottage. Spent most of our time relaxing but enjoyed the farmers market and browsing the shops of Lavenham. Great meal at 'The Great House' on Saturday night.
A perfect cottage in everyway. This was our second visit but not our last we hope. It felt like coming home ! Walking by the river at Iken Cliff was magical.
Beautiful comfortable cosy cottage, fitted out to the high standards we have come to expect from Grove Cottages.
How refreshing to find somewhere that actually lives upto and even exceeds expectations.
Fresh flowers everywhere, a fire ready to light, the softest bed linen and a super beamy cottage - absolutely beautiful ! So quiet too, although 2 mins walk to village.
Penny cottage completely surpassed our expectations - a gorgeous and romantic place to get away from it all !
You will not be dissapointed with Penny Cottage. It thoughtfully combines the medieval character with modern utilities such as the kitchen and bathroom. Spacious bedroom with a fantastic preserved vaulted roof and cosy large living room with its lovely wood burner. Fantastic. We will come again!
The cottage was absolutely delightful - a perfect base from which to explore the many charming villages in Suffolk. The welcome food basket was very generous and much appreciated. We are so glad we discovered Lavenham -a real gem.
So tranquil yet so close to all that the beautiful village of Lavenham has to offer, Penny Cottage is perfect. Ideal for a break, and so comfortable.
Wonderful cottage, great location. Highly recommend this property to friends and family.
Excellent standard of cleanliness. Perfectly formed cottage with everything thought of. Brilliant to have a realistic supply of towels and toilet paper!
The perfect retreat, in a beautiful cottage, in lovely countryside, can't wait to return.
Absolutely fabulous - great cottage and location. Everything on the doorstep, yet quiet! The extra small but special details are lovely - the welcome hamper, the flowers and that wonderful, comfortable bed; all worth the 4 hour drive for a lovely chilled out week.
The cottage is beautiful, immaculate and homely. The 'little' touches are so appreciated-the welcome pack of eggs, bread and fruit was delightful!
Wonderful - the cottage has been so lovingly restored and kept that we've felt as if we've spent the week in a real life 'Country Living' magazine!
A superb cottage in a superb location.
Probably the best appointed holiday cottage we have ever visited - and we have visited many !
The personal touches and attention to detail makes a holiday with Grove Cottages an absolute delight. Most relaxing holiday in years. Grove Cottages, A class act!
Penny cottage is a lovely 'home from home' and doesn't feel like a holiday cottage. Peaceful with lots of character - a real pleasure.
Exceeded our expectations - a beautiful cottage with some lovely little touches - you didn't forget a thing!
We came here on our honeymoon - The cottage was so romantic and perfect, no detail left out and the location of lavenham was just lovely. Thank you for helping make our honeymoon so special!
We came here on our honeymoon - The cottage was so romantic and perfect, no detail left out and the location of lavenham was just lovely. Thank you for helping make our honeymoon so special!
Beautifully appointed cottage in a lovely village, superb countryside. A great holiday, especially for those that enjoy english countryside. We were made to feel welcome everywhere we went.
The best cottage we have ever stayed at - it's the little touches, fresh flowers, laid fire, candles. Beautifully done.
Once again, Grove Cottages proved to be the only people providing a charming, stylish and practical cottage in the right location. I don't even bother looking elsewhere now.
Who needs Paris and Venice for a romantic weekend when you have Penny cottage in Lavenham!
A very high quality cottage, in a great location; walking distance to pubs & restaurants; a totally relaxing weekend; sheer bliss!
A perfect cottage for our anniversary weekend - absolutely beautiful in sunshine and snow!
Attention to detail and quality furnishings, produce and equipment plus an idyllic location make Penny Cottage an eminently, repeatable experience - lovely!
Penny Cottage is a fantastic cosy cottage in beautiful Lavenham. All we could ever need just on our doorstep; cannot wait to come back!
Wonderful, wonderful cottage - it took our breath away!
We had the most relaxing break. The cottage was impeccable - every detail was considered
A really relaxing and comfortable holiday in an idyllic cottage. We have never been greeted with such a friendly welcome. Our holiday got off to an excellent start & we thoroughly enjoyed the cottage and it's comforts.
A lovely, well appointed cottage. Cosy & beautifully furnished. One of the nicest cottages we have ever stayed in.
A real gem of a cottage. A wonderful weekend retreat. Everything you expect and more. Attention to detail 1st class. Fresh flowers wonderful. Thank You!
This is the most perfect cottage we have ever stayed in. Everything about the cottage is perfect. Attention to detail is Very impressive.
Well equipped and comfortable cottage with lots of character. Peaceful location, felt like home !
Exceptional find! Very well appointed and a perfect place from which to explore and enjoy Suffolk.
Penny Cottage was beautifully prepared and very welcoming. Near to the town, and yet very quiet and peaceful. Looking forward to our return visit!
What a find! A beautiful & stylish cottage in the heart of lovely Lavenham. Weve been really impressed by all the service from Eloises helpfulness with the booking, to the thoughtfulness of Kate in making the cottage baby friendly and so welcoming. Amazing attention to detail. Thanks!
Sometimes you just happen upon perfection
Pound Cottage has been a beautiful sanctuary! We have enjoyed Suffolk hugely and this has been the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in! Thank you for making us feel so welcome!
Penny Cottage is stunning, sensitively restored & beautifully furnished. It exceeded all our expectations. We can
WOW! Be transported back in time, to this beautiful, cosy cottage. Peace & tranquility - so good to relax and get away from your busy lives.
A really lovely cottage with everything one would need, but the personal touches made it very special fresh bread and flowers. Many Thanks for a wonderful weekend
Fantastic Cottage - really beautiful and luxurious! Amazing views and Lavenham is gorgeous!
Wonderful! Beautiful cottage with fantastic views and a really cosy feel. We were in a home away from home and the team at Grove Cottages really do tailor each stay to the individuals needs. Thank you.
Fabulously located, Penny Cottage had everything we needed for a really relaxing break. A friendly welcome and a really beautiful retreat from the world! Really cannot fault any aspect of the cottage - everything was just about perfect!
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