|Location of the cottage:||Grove Farm|
|Number of bedrooms:||1|
|Children / Babies:||No / 1 Baby, No Children|
|Arrival days (changeover):||Sunday, Monday, Friday|
|Pets:||2 (2 medium sized dogs welcome)|
This is a really lovely cottage, so romantic with its loft feeling and big log fire.
Rose Cottage is a very welcoming place to come home to after exploring Suffolk's beautiful countryside and tiny Medieval villages and is one price band down from our standard cottages for a couple.
Availability ! 2021 dates only just released.
Rose Cottage is a really lovely romantic cottage with its open log fire, but slightly less expensive than our normal rate for a couple, as it is single storey.
Superfast Broadband is supplied to this cottage.
Rose Cottage is single storey with a high arched ceiling exposing all the ancient beams up to the apex of the roof, underlining the historic and cosy atmosphere of this much loved cottage.
The cottage overlooks a small sunny herb garden and breakfast patio, as well as leading directly out to the orchard gardens. It is an ideal little getaway that sleeps a couple and has large gardens to roam in, ample off road parking and countryside walks straight from the door.
You enter the cottage from the orchard front garden or from the sunny herb garden. The main room has a beautiful old wood floor, an impressively high vaulted ceiling with pretty old soft redbrick walls, distressed pink lime washed lime plaster and a lovely raised log fire.
At the far end of the cottage there is a hand crafted kitchen with gas hob, electric oven and a Belfast sink set into an oak work top.
Beyond this is a cosy bedroom and a luxury marble bathroom with a massive walk in shower.
The cleverly placed external and internal windows make this a sunny cottage, bringing light into every room.
Rose Cottage is also suitable for guests with moderate limited mobility, who require storey accommodation, as it's on one level. The shower is easy to get into with no steps, curtains or shower doors. If anyone books with limited mobility then they are welcome to park in our inner courtyard directly in front of the short pathway to Rose Cottage.
Please do call us to discuss this further and see our access statement with a set of access dimensions and step heights.
Rose Cottage is a very welcoming place to come home to after exploring Suffolk's beautiful countryside and tiny Medieval villages. It was once part of the early 1700's dairy and the front of the building is built in the unique ‘soldier’ style of bricking, forming part of the large double-quadrangle that is the old Grove Farm (ex).
Dog owners please note there is an acre of dog exercise orchard and meadow at Rose Cottage - plus footpaths directly from the cottage into open countryside, with a lovely dog friendly pub just a 15 minute walk away.
Well behaved Dogs are always welcome, please refer to All About Bringing Pets for charges, Rules and how this cottage may suit your pet.
You enter the cottage through a small herb garden and you are welcome to take any herbs you wish.
There is a lovely mature orchard garden at the front of the cottage where guests can laze around under the apple and pear trees and have a BBQ in Summer. We have created a private ‘snug’ out of woven willow fencing on a patio outside Rose Cottage and put out a table with chairs in it for you to enjoy watching the gardens in more privacy if you wish.
We have a large central courtyard where you can unload your car when you arrive.
The courtyard has a large open sided historic ‘Cart Lodge’ barn, where guests can pull out a BBQ or just sit and watch the night skies under fairy lights.
There is also a barn with bikes for guests to use, a coal bunker and log pile for you to purchase after the complimentary basket of logs and bucket of coal has been used (don’t worry the cottage is warm and cosy with its central heating alone).
Behind the ‘Cart Lodge’ barn there is an acre of orchard and lawn, where I've established some peaceful private areas with tables and chairs. This is an ideal dog exercise area, next to it is a large off road car park.
You walk directly from the gardens onto footpaths leading to the church, pub or circular countryside walks.
The South Suffolk Cycle route runs past the cottage and I provide bikes for free.
The Old Grove Farm, is set in open countryside and made up of brick buildings in a E shape which were a farm workers cottage, winnowing barns, dairy’s and bakeries.
It has a large central courtyard with a long barn creating a double quadrangle. The buildings are now converted into six lovely holiday cottages with individual entrances from different areas, and surrounded by gardens and orchards, affording guests a high degree of privacy. It is where our business started and where we are based.
Whilst being in the middle of countryside we are not cut off from civilisation and a 5 – 10 minute car drive will get you to shops and supermarkets, café’s, swimming pools, museums, the Quay Theatre and the river Stour.
Good pubs are all around us and our local which is ¾ mile walk across the fields, has its own Micro Brewery and a selection of the best beers and ciders you can come across: The White Horse Edwardstone.
Rose Cottage is a very special place that is much loved by guests and perfect for a romantic escape to the lovely Suffolk countryside.
This building dates back to 1700 and is renovated and repaired with traditional and reclaimed original material’s like the ancient reclaimed wood, doors and beams, traditional lime plaster and paints, original Suffolk White floor bricks, locally sourced timber and locally fired or reclaimed bricks.
We operate our own Clear Water Treatment plant which biologically cleans all our waste water to such a pure degree that it can be discharged back into the environment.
We use many ecover products when possible.
We encourage guests to explore the local area by bicycle or foot.
We offer guests eggs from our own chickens when possible, fresh herbs from our herb garden and fruit from our own Apple, Pear, Plum and Quince Trees – some of these trees were thought to be extinct but we have them.
Where possible the items in our complimentary Breakfast Hamper are locally sourced such as eggs from us or the local farmer, lovely local Granary Pat bread and locally reared bacon.
We sometimes keep Bees and have many flowering plants to encourage bees to our gardens.
We share our grounds with bats, badgers, fox, hare, rabbits, deer and an amazing array of birds – from Buzzards and Owls to blue-tits, goldfinches and woodpeckers: all these animals and more find food here and shelter in our many hedges and various gardens.
The tiny Village of Kersey, which is widely regarded as Suffolk’s prettiest village, is a leisurely 10 minute bike ride down the lane from us. Luckily it has an excellent pub right by the ford for thirsty cyclists!
Supermarkets and shops are within a 10 minute drive.
The famous village of Lavenham - Englands best preserved Medieval Village’ is just six miles away.
There are many great country pubs like The Crown Inn in Stoke-by-Nayland and some high quality restaurants like The Great House or The Swann 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 villages of Long Melford, famed for its setting for the Lovejoys TV series, Nayland, sitting prettily on the river Stour, Polstead, with its bluebell wood and impressive views over the Box river valley, are all close by and there are many more tiny villages with lovely walks and pubs to explore.
This is an area where you feel a million miles away from city life and can really relax and enjoy just being part of it.
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.
As a safety precauttion we are not providing our usual Welcome Basket... but there will be a bottle of Fizz in the fridge to help you get over the shock :)
Bathroom: Soap, fluffy cotton towels, bath mats, shaver point, toilet brush, toilet roll.
Bedroom: Cotton bed linen, wardrobe with coat hangers / chest of drawers, iron, ironing board, hairdryer.
Living room: If your cottage has an open fire or stove then a basket of firewood and a bucket of coal will be provided free, more will be available at cost – firelighters will be provided. TV, books, games, magazines, local brochures, OS and other maps, folder with our special ‘What To Do’ insiders-guide to the local area.
Bikes: Please check with the owner that these are available before you arrive to avoid disappointment if they are in for maintenance
Washing: 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.
Bikes are provided for you free of charge to explore the local lanes, please check with the owner your requirements.
Treat yourself to an indulgent day here
Eggs from our own Bantams and Chickens
Now every place we have reviewed will come up in order of distance from your cottage
While you are staying with us why not have a special treat and go Sailing for the day.
London Liverpool Street station - Colchester station = 47 mins
London Liverpool Street station - (change at Marks Tey) Sudbury station = 79 mins
Colchester - taxis at station - 30 mins to cottage
Sudbury - Sudbury Town Taxis 01787 377366 - 15 mins to cottage
What a treat to return to the tranquility of this beautiful area. Lovely relaxing stay and perfect opportunity to discover lots of antique buying places in the surrounding area
Perfectly cosy and very relaxing cottage in the most delightful countryside. We felt thoroughly spoilt, weather was perfect and our doggies loved the orchard. Thank you
A lovely stay - thank you so much for making us so welcome, and being tolerant of us getting lost (twice!) on the way here. This is such an amazing place! We have absolutely loved every minute here. Thank you!
Cosy cottage in a stunning setting - thoroughly enjoyed the fire and the surrounding countryside. Will recommend to friends and family
Charming cottage with a very comfy bed and nice shower. Beautiful herb garden directly outside the front door. We loved the peace and quiet and the cosy decoration. It has been a very relaxing break. Thank you for providing such a sweet cottage.
A relaxing weekend in a really cost cottage. We had a really nice time exploring the local lanes. This is our third stay in a Grove Cottage. They are always set in the lovely Essex and Suffolk countryside.
Cosy, quiet and relaxing country retreat. Plenty of options to sight see, walk or just stay on site.
Really lovely stay in Rose Cottage. Very cosy and relaxing. Fantastic outdoor areas for the dogs who loved running around. Very well equipped and a super comfy bed. Excellent advice on pubs, we enjoyed Sunday lunch at the Red Rose and going o the farm shop. Thank you!
Grove Cottages and Rose Cottage was really cosy. Brilliant to have so many lovely walks all around us. We took lots of the great suggestions left by Mark of places to walk and pubs to try. This was very helpful - thank you! A lovely home away from home for 5 nights - great trip!
Had a lovely weekend, relaxed and recharged!
Thank you so much for this amazing weekend. Your cottages are stunning! We will be back. Sorry we didn't meet you in person - next time! xx
Cosy cottage in a lovely rural location. Easy to reach local points of interest. Share enclave with other guests but still peaceful...and they allow dogs
A most relaxing and near 'normal' in these 'new normal' times. Thank you!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our short break at Rose Cottage. It's so cosy and comfortable, a real home from home, and so nice to wander in the orchard too! Thank you
Thanks for a lovely, peaceful break. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
I love the Miles Davis, soft lighting and Prosecco on arrival. All really lovely touches. Very quiet! Good night sleep!
Sweet cottage, lovely location, surreal times! A very quiet relaxing weekend. We are both healthcare workers, just what we needed before the reality of what lies ahead!
Wonderful cottage and great location for enjoying beautiful Suffolk. The welcome basket was a lovely addition and excellent wifi was a real bonus.
An absolutely idyllic short break away from home. Such a cosy, welcoming cottage and every home comfort had been thought of. Welcome basket and roaring fire particularly welcomed by us (and our dog!). This place is spot on - highly recommend! Thank you so much
Absolutely fabulous stay! Cottage clean, comfy and literally has everything you need. Location is perfect, you are not far away from anything. Welcome Basket a Great Touch ! Will definitely recommend to friends and family. Danny
Although it was our first stay with Grove Cottages, I'm certain it won't be our last. A fabulous time and one of the best welcome baskets we've had
Lovely little cottage, Always lovely entering a cottage when it's warm and the welcome basket is always a treat. A lovely Valentine's weekend!
Rose Cottage is a nice cute little cottage with everything you need for a romantic weekend away. Thank you for the Prosecco because we have been to 16 Grove Cottages in the last 2-3 years!
Worth every penny. Beautiful, relaxing getaway. The dog loved it too!
Had a lovely peaceful time at Grove Cottages. We stayed in Rose Cottage, lovely place if you want peace and quiet. Surrounding areas are beautiful. The cottages are supplied with everything you need. Bed very comfy, lovely people, will be booking again for sure. Thank you for having us
From arrival to departure we cannot fault one thing. The welcome pack was the best we have seen and very much appreciated. The whole complex was excellent. We have had a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday. Facilities for dogs was excellent
Honestly, could not suggest one single thing that could have made the experiance better !
Lovely stay. Love the open fire and the shower was great. Love the size of the sofa, just right for lounging. The breakfast basket was a real treat. Thank you
For a short break away, where you are seeking some quiet countryside cycling, the cottage and facilities are perfect. Indeed, it ticks all the boxes.
A snug, rustic hideaway for an early winter weekend break. The photos on the website don't do the place full justice, they cannot convey the atmosphere, warmth and character adequately. Silence outside, quiet crackling from the fire inside, so peaceful.
Amazing, cosy and quiet place - everything you need for a peaceful getaway. Thanks so much!
We've loved it. You've thought of everything in the cottage - it was especially nice to get a 'proper' started pack of essentials - thank you. You're in a great area with plenty to see and do, and you annotated map and file made it much easier to decide what to do.
Simply excellent ! :)
Another perfect stay with Grove Cottages! We come every year and even though each time we choose a new cottage, we are never disappointed. Luxury, comfort, a thoughtful breakfast basket and plenty of peace and quiet is always on the agenda. Rose Cottage is beautiful, the perfect place to come for our babymoon!
What a wonderful week we have had in this very cosy cottage. Not large but everything we needed for ourselves and our dog Norma. Super shower and a very comfortable bed - altogether an absolute delight.
We had an excellent stay in this cottage. The weather was with us. A lot to visit, small villages, churches. Also the trip to Cambridge was worth doing. Even we could test 2 9 hole golf courses (Clare was best). Also the welcome basket is very well appreciated. Hope to come back as soon as possible. Best regards and thanks for all the tips
You wont be dissapointed, everything was lovely. Thank you.
Thank you for another wonderful weekend. As soon as we arrived and unpacked we were relaxed. So much so we didn't talk or feel the need to, in such tranquil silence. To summarise we have again made some fantastic memories. Just excellent! Amazing! Everything was perfect. Thank you. Love Sarah & Phill
We have just returned from a lovely stay in Rose Cottage. The cottage is cosy and comfortable for a couple - AND 2 greyhounds! The bed is extremely comfortable! The welcome from Mark was exceptional and he made sure we knew where everything was. An especially welcome sight was the basket of goodies. Mark provides very comprehensive information on where to eat, visit and walk. Grove Cottages are set in an idyllic location and the grounds around the Cottages are wonderful. So many places to sit and relax with a book and a glass of wine. The orchard is a brilliant area for dogs to let off steam. We love the fact that it is so dog friendly. There are "rules" with regard to dogs in the Cottages and if people find them too strict then we would say maybe they shouldn't have dogs!!!!! All the rules were common sense to us as they ensure everyone can enjoy their stay. Would highly recommend Grove Cottages to anyone with dogs. We will definitely return.
This is a fairy tale cottage!
We had the most lovely time in Rose Cottage. Cosy, romantic and totally relaxing. A welcome break from the city. Everything at Rose Cottage was wonderful and every need was met. We loved the welcome basket. We'll definitely be back. Thanks!
Second time we spent a week in one of the Grove Cottages. This time in Rose; small but very cosy, romantic....with lovely terrace among the herbs. We love the quiet and beautiful surroundings and all the possibilities to walk.
A great stay in every way but what really stood out, was the welcome basket of locally sourced, fresh food, some of it grown on site. Fantastic.
Ideal place for touring the area
Lovely homely and cosy feel to the cottage. Splendid afternoon enjoying the sunshine in the orchard.
Rose Cottage is a delightful cosy retreat in beautiful Suffolk countryside. It is easily accessible for anyone with limited mobility. The herb garden was a lovely aromatic way to approach it. The Welcome basket was also a very nice touch. I hope to return.
Booked as a birthday treat for my 'husband to be'. He loved Rose Cottage, we both found our stay very relaxing and the cottage itself is cosy. Great welcome basket, well thought out with quality local produce. You will find lots of great places to visit in the information pack. We will book with Grove Cottages again. Thank you for a lovely stay
Beautiful cottage, great location. Really enjoyed taking out the bikes. Lots of good pubs nearby. Great place for a couples getaway. Having breakfast ingredients at hand was a nice touch.
Very enjoyable short break. Rose Cottage is fantastic, comfortable, clean accommodation, such a beautiful setting. Mark is so helpful and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. We will definitely return. Thank you!!
Lovely cottage, found lots of nice local dog walks. Very cosy with a log fire, fantastic welcome, extremely dog friendly
One of our favourite places we've every stayed. Super cosy and completely charming. We will definitely come back!
A wonderful get away from it all retreat. Cosy cottage and a wonderful atmosphere, with a gorgeous outside space. Lovely walking here, good local pub with fabulous home cooked food. The cottage looked wonderful on the website, however once we arrived it had the most lovely feel and was even better than the photos. The attention to detail, welcome basket, spring flowers made it so special. Loved going to the shed to get our coal and logs, a real novelty for us. The twinkling lights everywhere made it a magical place. Jazz music in the cottage on arrival, right up our street! Will definitely return.
Lovely weekend at Rose Cottage. Beautiful setting, great host and excellent value for money. Beautiful cottage, love the decor!
We had an unseasonably warm weather week at Rose Cottage and was therefore able to enjoy the outside as well as the inside, which is all lovely. Very relaxing time was had by us and Krissi the dog, who loved the orchard to romp in! Thank you
Rose Cottage was exactly what we needed to charge our batteries. An idyllic countryside escape.
Beautiful Cottage, perfect for a peaceful country break. Excellent individual touches â€“ cotton bed linen, very comfy bed, well equipped kitchen & very classy bathroom. All in all a delight. And the dog enjoyed the lovely walks in the fields ! The Welcome Basket was truly exceptional â€“ and very good quality. Exactly what we wanted in a short break.
Wonderful Time. Thank you XX
Great cosy, clean comfortable cottages. Fantastic getaway to hole up or visit all the lovely countryside, pubs and villages surrounding this area. Always feels like a retreat for the soul! Our second stay in Rose Cottage, one of several spent at various Grove Cottages. For us, it is perfect with our 2 small dogs. Brilliant bathroom and the cottage is welcoming and cosy. We always love being here and find different walks, pubs and places to see - so pretty perfect for us.
Thank you so much for providing a perfect haven to escape the hectic pressures of normal life. We have loved the peace and solitude here. The cottage is a perfect home from home and we expect to return!
Thoroughly enjoyable stay in warm, cosy cottage. Very welcoming on arrival. Many thanks
Lovely, cosy place for two. Well appointed with everything that we needed. Great fireplace.
We have been enjoying wonderful holidays at the Grove for over thirteen years. Each holiday is just as exciting and thrilling as our first visit. The cottages are wonderful and so peaceful, relaxing. The Team can't do enough to ensure everyone has a wonderful time.
Cottage warm and relaxing, peaceful, lovely outlook in orchard, ideal for bird watching. Ideal base for walking local area without using the car too often. Beautiful countryside, pretty villages.
We have had another wonderful relaxing break at Rose Cottage and couldn't recommend it highly enough to friends to visit. Ideal location for walking our dogs who have also enjoyed the change of scenery.
Had a lovely stay. Welcome basket was really appreciated. Was given lots of information on the local area and what to do which was really helpful. Rose Cottage provided us with a lovely relaxing stay and we would return and recommend staying here.
Great time as always. First time in Rose Cottage but as usual it was cosy, quirky and spotless. Thanks for the welcome basket, always a treat! Be back again soon no doubt
Mark was very welcoming. Although we arrived late he kindly introduced us to all features of the cottage - he puts so much love in to the cottages. He looks at each detail to make your stay a wonderful one. Genuine furniture, new bathroom, fireplace, bikes and flowers on our arrival.
We absolutely loved the delightful, romantic Rose Cottage. Definitely a little piece of heaven on earth, so peaceful, so remote and so utterly perfect in every way. It is like taking several steps back in time, yet you have every modern convenience. Quite the finest UK holiday rental cottage ever. The bed was so, so comfy - slept like logs. Thank you
Loved the cosiness & quirkiness of Rose Cottage. Very comfortable stay â€“ enjoyed the food basket ! Loved all the roses both inside and out. The Log fire was a special treat !
What a beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings. We had an extremely warm welcome after a long drive and were very grateful for the packed welcome basket full of fresh food. We had everything we needed and will be returning in the future. Fully recommended. Outstanding place!
We have had a long experience of holiday rentals. This was an exception in terms of host friendliness, ambience, setting. The generous provision of a wonderful Welcome Basket and the availability of domestic necessities which are easily forgotten when packing.
All reviews about the cottage and the area are absolutely true. Beautiful place, wonderful hosts and this is the place is unwind, relax and forget the world. Thank you for providing and a tranquil space. We canâ€™t really say much more. Sure to return. Thanks for the eggs, apples and welcome basket.
We had a fabulous few days at Rose Cottage. The perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle of life and we certainly recharged our batteries. Everything was lovely. Furnishings excellent and made for a relaxing break. Perfect location and we will return
Utterly Charming place highly recommend it !
Have had a wonderful stay, away from the hustle and bustle of London. A beautiful cottage made even more welcoming by the warm welcome from our hosts. So many lovely touches - 2 nights just wasn't enough. don't want to leave !
(Leo Stayed in Rose, Dons and Snow Cottages - over 3 weeks with different elements of his family ) We have had a wonderful time
An amazing three days in a beautiful little cottage, full of character and charm and perfect for a couples getaway. Glorious surroundings and a wonderful breakfast basket with eggs from Mark's bantam hens..magnificent!
I never usually use the word perfect to describe something. However on this occasion I can truly say this weekend has been perfect ! Mark from the offset was a wonderful friendly host. We had mentioned that we had forgotten toothpaste, to which Mark had generously provided when we were out. The grounds the cottage is on is just tranquil and idyllic. So much so my partner and I have said we will definitely coming back ! Thank you so much Yours Sincerely Sarah & Phill.
Excellent as always. Exceptionally high standards maintained. A thoroughly enjoyable stay once again
Lovely relaxing stay as always
Beautiful place, very calming, charming and with the tastiest breakfast basket I have ever eaten ! The countryside surrounding is easy to get to Lots to see and do. The local pub is Well Stocked too ! Very relaxing, all the info Mark provided was on point, and allowed us to explore the area without having researched it before arriving. The fresh produce for breakfast was divine.
We've had a lovely four night stay in Dons Barn, the third of the Grove Cottages we've stayed in. Each one is individual and quirky but all are comfortable and have everything you need. Walk across the field to the White Horse - well worthwhile! Thanks for the mosaics Mark! We'll be back for sure xx
The arrival was super. We walked into the cottage that had been beautifully presented with ambience of sound, warmth and 'welcome basket'. Truly terrific. Everything is super clean. Clearly a lot of attention and care has taken place. The bathroom is lovely! The water pressure, heat and cleanliness was highly noted. Appreciated walking about the grounds - well kept and welcoming. Overall we will be coming back.
Loved our stay despite the weather! Really liked the log fire and the breakfast basket provided
Perfect location and perfect cottage to recharge your batteries, before facing the world once more. All the comforts you could need and peace all around. Made to feel extremely welcome. Lovely facilities and real communal feel if you wish to participate. Love the open fire.
Grove Farm cottages are a lovely quiet getaway for a relaxing break. We stayed in Rose Cottage this time and The Bakery previously. Both very quaint on the inside and outside as is not always the case on other sites. Lovely welcome and welcome basket of food. Worth a visit to explore lovely Suffolk.
We had a fantastic short break! The cottage is lovely and the surrounding area is very pretty...will definitely come back!
Such a warm welcome with everything we could possibly need supplied. A lovely cosy cottage with clearly marked footpaths on the doorstep, perfect for walking the dog. Absolutely faultless
This was our second visit to Rose Cottage and it was perfect in every way. Can't wait to return!
We had an absolutely perfect stay. thank you so much for the thoughtful Welcome Basket, we both enjoyed it. Thank you for your hospitality
Had a great time in Rose Cottage. Very Cosy, fantastic fire and lovely welcome basket. Very comfortable bed. We walked across the field to the White Horse - great pub with a good range of ales and ciders and friendly staff
Another lovely stay, thank you. Our first, though, in the lovely Rose Cottage. Great fire & very cosy for a Winter weekend
We first came to Rose Cottage for our first year anniversary back in 2010. Seven years later we have returned, married and with our 3 month old son! The cottage is still as lovely as ever, the welcome basket full of delicious treats and the surrounding countryside is a joy to escape to. Grove Cottages have once again been the best home away from home. Thank you
We really enjoyed our stay in Rose Cottage, which was beautifully furnished. The bathroom is great, we love the shower ! The fire in the lounge was lovely and cosy.
A truly delightful and wonderful quaint cottage. Perfect in every sense. We are truly grateful we came here this weekend, as now we know what we have been missing and we will come back again with our wonderful family, who we know will love it too! Definitely a mid summers night dream! xx
We loved this cottage, thank you for a wonder stay. Would definitely recommend.
We had a very enjoyable stay. The cottage was lovely and had everything needed for a trouble free, relaxing stay
Fabulous communications (and indeed directions !) prior to stay, which allowed me to find - in the dark - without a problem. GREAT welcome and many thanks for showning where everything was. The cottage itself is Extremely comfortable and for a cronic insomnian... what can I say ... the bed was amazing !! So comfy ! This is my second stay in one of your lovely cottages and without question will not be my last ! Thank you also for the wondeful Welcome breakfast basket :)
Lovely warm welcoming cottage, thoughtfully equipped and lots to do in the area.
Love it here, very relaxing good access to the surrounding villages
Fine (mainly) sunny days at the end of October - can't be bad! Just the tonic at this busy time of year. Lots of long walks in the autumnal sunshine with Jill the greyhound tearing through the long grass and surprising the pheasants. Cosy evenings in with a warming fire and good food - back in December - can't wait!
Fabulous cottage - we had a wonderful stay, everything has been thought of!
We have had a very enjoyable and relaxing few days in Rose Cottage.It is situated in very peaceful and idyllic surroundings. Mark made us feel very welcome, nothing too much trouble. We would recommend Grove Cottages.
Beautiful, welcoming cottage. Love the extra touches in the generous welcome basket - the best we have had in all the cottages we've stayed in. Fresh eggs from the owners chickens, pears from the garden, cob loaf from the bakery and local produced home smoke bacon! Brilliant, thank you. We appreciated the little luxuries that help make the holiday a little more relaxing - herbs, olive oil, sugar, coffee and the info pack was very informative!!
Overall we had a very good time at Rose Cottage. The welcome basket was very generous. Very good wifi, TV and heating. Very well finished bathroom. Would definitely recommend Grove Cottages to others
We had the most amazing peaceful getaway here at Rose Cottage. The Suffolk people are so welcoming and friendly. We will be back soon. Xx
We have had a Lovely Time. The cottage is beautiful. Lots of extra: Appreciated the tea, coffee and hamper and the dog bowls with bisuits. Maps V useful.
A beautiful rural retreat. Perfect. Everything providedin the cottage for a most enjoyable stay.
Lovely cottage and surroundings. Will definitely be back - so relaxing.
A lovely cottage with everything you could need, and the welcome basket with tasty local food and more was a bonus. We have never had this before, so we were pleasantly surprised. A quiet peaceful area. Thank you, we will be back and recommend you to others.
Cottage is very comfortable and has everything you need. Ideally situated to use as a base.
Lovely cottage, lovely welcome, lovely area. Hugely enjoyed by us and our spaniel! Many thanks for a most enjoyable holiday.
Had a really happy stay. Loved the new shower room and instant hot water. Liked the offer of herbs from garden and great breakfast basket.
Beautiful area - stunning scenery - all the better for the glorious sunshine ! This is a walkers paradise. Very cosy cottage - lots of information and maps which were much appreciated. Hamper was very welcome. Thank you.
Lovely stay yet again at The Grove. Stayed in Rose for the first time, very cosy and as it was sunny we couldn't use the fire but it looks very impressive! Lovely bike rides to the White Horse pub, the strawberry beer is a must try!
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.
Our second stay at a Grove Cottage which confirmed our confidence in the quality provided. Rose Cottage is ideally situated for exploring Suffolk, we especially enjoyed a short journey into Lavenham. A very relaxing break in a beautiful area.
It was a pleasant holiday for us in Rose Cottage. The welcome flowers and the breakfast basket was nice to arrive to. It's very quiet and the weather was beautiful, the countryside and the villages are lovely. We loved to walk and bicycle here!
We really appreciated all the little touches that made our stay such a romantic and cosy one. The log fire, herb garden and welcome basket were thoughtful and an authentic addition which added to the charming idyll of the cottage and the area.
Fantastic cottage, full of character. Very pretty setting especially in summer. Would definitely recommend for a romantic retreat. We'll be back again!!
A beautiful country cottage, tastefully furnished with everything you could possibly want and more, for a really relaxing holiday. A great surprise at the contents of the welcome basket - more items than we could reasonably expect - excellent quality too.
Lovely cosy cottage, log fire really made it so. Excellent shower in very stylish bathroom. Delightfully quiet location.
Grove Cottages are a beautiful cosy retreat and an ideal place to explore rural Suffolk. An authentic feel, great facilities and all set in stunning countryside with superb walks and interesting historic places to visit. Thank you for a lovely restful stay
A wonderful welcome and a welcome basket that made us feel right at home. Very quiet and cosy, we had a lovely weekend here.
We had a magnificent 5 days here. So peaceful and wonderful. Came here stressed and left feeling relaxed. Absolute heaven.
When we arrived we were welcomed very warmly. The cottage was lovely and looked just as it does on the website. The facilities are great. Everything appeared to have been thought of to ensure we have the best time and we did. I will most definitely return soon.
The perfect place to recharge and refresh.
Another 5 star Grove Cottages visit. Rose Cottage was a delight - even better than the photos! Beautiful beamed ceilings and so lovely having a real fire. Marion and Mark were very welcoming and the location is fantastic - walks, pretty villages and good pubs on the doorstep. This is the third time I have booked with Grove Cottages and the standard was as high as ever. I can't wait to try a 4th cottage in September with a group of friends. Thank you!
Lived up to expectations!
This was our first holiday as a family and we have had a lovely memorable time. Thank you! We loved the welcome basket of food. The local information was really helpful on what to do in the area
A very special place - I don't want to leave! All the small touches mean so much too, beautiful fresh flowers and scrumptious breakfast basket!
Very pleasant stay. Perfect location for a relaxing break. We loved the fire especially in the evenings. Would definitely come back again.
Lovely few days - a wonderful cottage. This is the second cottage we have been to on the Grove site and both are so good. Hopefully we will try very many more, they are so unique and well thought out. Nothing more to say everything was up to the Grove Cottages standard. Everything needed for a relaxing enjoyable stay, all catered for especially dogs which is a bonus and so hard to find.
We came to Rose Cottage for 2 days of rest and relaxation to get away from every day stress of work. What a wonderful choice we made! Perfect location, Rose Cottage is perfect and the fire is wonderful. We are having the best time and what a perfect and lovely thought of the welcome basket is. We will be back soon.
An absolutely incredible experience. From the moment we arrived we were met with a warm and hospitable welcome and enjoyed a very relaxing three days. Cannot recommend Grove Cottages highly enough!
Warm, cosy and comfortable and as usual, everything you could possibly need is provided. Have been to several 'Grove Cottages' but this is our first visit to where it all began. Delightful!
Thank you so much - we had a lovely, relaxing time. The cottage is really pretty and we loved the fire, sofa and shower in particular! The breakfast basket is a great touch and much appreciated. We also loved exploring using your free bikes - the Polstead walk way very pretty. We'll be back! Mark and Marion were really kind and helpful too. Thanks again.
Lovely cosy cottage in a lovely part of the country. Very useful info guide - would recommend.
As soon as you come into Rose Cottage you relax! Not sure what it is but it could be the nicely lit beams, the distressed pink walls, the wooden floors with rugs, the wonderful new bathroom, plenty of warm radiators and the unusual waist high log fire to name but a few! It's a quiet location amid glorious Suffolk countryside and we love it all.
We thoroughly enjoyed our second visit to Grove Cottages. A very relaxing stay doing very little other than reading books by the fire with red wine. We will definitely be back.
This is our third visit to the Grove Cottages and it never disappoints! We are still discovering lovely walks, sights and pubs with each visit! The cottages are the perfect escape and we highly recommend staying here.
The only problem with staying at a Grove Cottage is that you have to leave!! This is our second time and again you have excelled. Thank you for making it a very special getaway -:)
All the comforts of home. Lovely cottage, very well maintained - excellent!
Charming, cosy, peaceful. I've loved being here sitting in front of the fire and going for walks int he beautiful countryside. Thank you.
Lovely, very well equipped and appointed cottage. Great welcome from Mark. Relaxing place to stay, everything very well thought through. Highly recommended.
A real home from home. A most enjoyable long weekend, on our list for a return visit. Thanks.
Another fabulous break in the gorgeous Rose Cottage - enhanced by a fantastic new bathroom!
Beautiful, elegant, cosy and just perfect in every way for our first break together. Thank you for making it so special. The cottage is so clean and perfect. The lady that welcomed us was very friendly and helpful. Thank you for such a beautiful weekend xx
A little glimpse of country living heaven, Rose Cottage is a dream come true. We walked in to a warm cosy glow of soft lighting, lit candles, and the dulcet tones of Miles Davis on the sound system. We took a deep breath and felt all the stresses of our other world drift away...
Great location and lots to see close by - nice place to chill.
Welcome basket was much appreciated and enjoyed not only by us, but by the rest of our family camping at the White Horse!
We've had a lovely time here with our two dogs. The cottage has everything you need. We love the decor and how pretty the surrounding area is. We will definitely be back!!
We had a lovely time! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Absolutely fantastic!
It's such a stunning area! When we turned up we had the fabulous welcome basket with eggs, fruit, fresh bread and yummy bacon! Rose Cottage was perfect for us and our two dogs - it's peaceful, lovely and it's a beautiful cottage.
Thank you for the warm welcome. This part of Suffolk is simply divine. Our first holiday here but it certainly won't be our last. Every day was a treat.
A lovely home from home in the most gorgeous setting! Great facilities and lots of extra little touches which really make a difference. Rose Cottage exceeded my expectations and I very much hope to have the change to return. Thank you!
Very comfortable and a very nice weekend. Thank you.
Excellent and very welcoming, could not be faulted.
This place is absolute perfection - the tiny, homely cottage looks like it's straight out of the pages of Country Living. It is beautiful and well appointed and a lazy breakfast in the sunshine in the herb garden is quality time well spent. Cycling the country lanes to the pubs, stopping to buy local honey and home grown strawberries is what a June day looks like in my dreams. This place makes it a reality!
Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location. We found the cottage to be a home from home to strike out in any direction to enjoy all that Suffolk has to offer.
A lovely relaxing four days. Wish we didn't live so far away so we could come more often. Welcome basket excellent especially the bacon and the bread.
Thank you for a wonderful stay in Rose Cottage. Warm, cosy and set in beautiful countryside. Perfect for de-stressing and an excellent base to enjoy the wonderful villages nearby
We loved the cottage, very cosy, relaxing and comfortable. Our visits around the area were easy to find and the local pubs had good food.
I loved it on the website and wasn't disappointed. A dear little cottage all beams and a log fire (and no cobwebs!). The welcome basket was a delightful addition. The bed is probably the most comfortable we have slept in and we rent cottages twice a year. If anyone is looking for a little cottage for a few days away, you couldn't do much better than this. We loved it. Mark - you are a perfect "host" - there for anything we needed but unobtrusive.
A wonderful house in a superb location for getting away from real life! Does everything it says on the tin - and more! Will strongly recommend to family, friends, loved ones ... even strangers! Will be back again.
Had a wonderful and relaxing break. Made to feel very welcome - would definitely come back again.
Enjoyed our short stay at Rose Cottage - a cosy place to stay, we would come again.
This was my first time staying at Grove Cottages. I really need a relaxing break to recharge and I wasn't disappointed. The cottage lived up to my expectations and I really appreciated the extra little things. The welcome pack was great, the shower was amazing, the bed super comfortable and it was great laying on the enormous sofa watching the fire!
We have been very busy with our own business since Christmas and needed to get away for a few days to relax. Rose Cottage has fulfilled that aim admirably. A bolt hole we will be pleased to come back to for relaxation.
Another wonderful, relaxing and restorative dose of Rose Cottage.We are now ready to face the world again.
Very well equipped, very dog friendly. Cosy and welcoming and a lovely location for walks and exploring the area.
Loved the cottage. It has the rustic, romantic, cosy feeling we were after. Welcome basket is great, had great produce!
Very relaxing and quiet weekend. Very friendly staff and local people. Everything was provided for us and we were able to chill out.
We have had a wonderful time. Very peaceful, relaxed and a great location!
It has been an absolute delight to spend a few days in Rose Cottage. Being able to borrow bikes for free to explore the local area was a real treat.
Everything superb as always!
Lovely tranquil location. Cottage is fab, everything you need and the garden is heaven.
Thoroughly enjoyed our break in Suffolk and our time in Grove Cottages.
Well equipped cottage, lovely setting. Welcome basket amazing. Will come back - that's not a threat!
The cottage is lovely, very comfortable and authentic. Lovely location and area. Everything has been carefully thought of. Looking forward to booking again!
Rose Cottage is quaint, quirky and blessedly quiet. IT is comfortable, dog friendly and has great pubs, restaurants and places of interest within easy striking distance. We have very much enjoyed the week.
Lovely well presented cottages with a very home from home feel. Ideal as a weekend break or as accommodation for all the family.
Very convenient location to all the walks, towns, villages and attractions which we had planned.
The Grove is utterly idyllic - I have had the best time. How am I supposed to go home? Thank you.
A lovely wonderful relaxing weekend in a beautiful cottage. You had thought of every little detail. Would highly recommend.
What a fabulous garden - views of wheat fields, honeysuckle and roses round the cottage door - a perfect setting.
We have had a relaxing but very interesting short stay in an area of the country, we did not know. So many National Trust places to justify the annual membership!! Great cottage with all comforts provided - delicious bacon, eggs and break in welcome basket. The dog has had a wonderful time too. Thank you very much.
Lovely cosy cottage with an eclectic mix of furniture and design which makes it a special place to stay. The garden and facilities are great. This particular area in Suffolk is really beautiful with lovely villages. We mainly came to walk and had some great days. Lots of nice pubs and places to eat.
We have had a super chilled relaxing weekend at Rose Cottage. The surrounding area is lovely, we had a great walk to the White Horse and met some lovely people. Such a nice way to detach yourself from the hectic working week. Thank you.
Very comfortable and welcoming as always - a great break!
If you are looking for a romantic, cosy, chilled out break, yet central to lots of places of interest - look no further!
Rose Cottage is an authentic English countryside experience. I loved the character and traditional feel.
Lovely welcome, warm and cosy, well equipped cottage. Welcome basket a very nice touch - tasty home produce.
Peaceful surroundings, great welcome basket. Everything provided. Arrived on Friday, log fire lit, beauty therapist booked for Saturday (highly recommended). Left on Sunday relaxed and reluctant to go. Will be returning and recommending. A*.
Very well appointed cottage, made our weekend break effortless. Gone home stress free and happy. We've been using Grove Cottages for years - never had a bad one and always confident in recommending to others.
Fantastic location - cosy, cosy cottage. Possible to do nothing or, find lots to do!
Superb cottage in beautiful surroundings - all the ingredients for a perfect break from London life.
This is a superb place, very quaint and a quiet setting. We were down for a family wedding for 2 nights, wished we were here longer to appreciate the cottage more. Thank you for the fantastic breakfast basket. Definitely recommend.
We found Rose Cottage had everything we needed, even down to fine details. It was well stocked with utensils and reading materials and useful local information. The location was quiet but close to lovely villages. We brought our dog and there are plenty of footpaths and lovely walks close by. An enjoyable stay.
Fantastic break! Beautiful cottage, amazing surroundings, peace and quiet. Bliss!
We booked from New Zealand via your website, and the cottage more than fulfilled the website description and images.
Perfect country retreat. All the comforts of home in a beautiful rural setting. Superb!
A lovely cottage in a charming part of Suffolk. Lots of interesting villages (with refreshment) easily accessible, using the trusty bikes provided. Excellent!
Immediately welcoming - fantastic location - ideal holiday base. Everything you could want.
Very accommodating with our last minute booking.
What a find!! Wish we could stay longer – or maybe forever…
A heartwarming, cosy place to stay, in a beautiful landscape. Friendly and helpful people around - you will not want to leave!
Relaxing, luxury in the countryside.
Had an amazing time, the cottage was beautiful and the setting of The Grove added to perfection. Our favourite thing about it was the pretty fairy lights surrounding the cottages and the place to sit outside. Great cottage, beautiful location, great company.
What a little paradise in beautiful Suffolk!
Far above average! Complimentary breakfast basket with excellent bacon, eggs, tomatoes, milk butter and loaf of fresh baked bread – plus 3 treats for our dog! Beautiful cottage – well furnished clean, spacious, tasteful decor – a home from home. Mark has prepared a detailed binder, Suffolk – “What to do” with personal recommendations (sprinkled with delightful humour) for walks, pubs, restaurants and activities of every sort – including where dogs are allowed. You will have a warm welcome and delightful stay – 5 star. Best 'Cottage' Experience Ever - Thank You.
We had a wonderful stay. We loved the cosy feel of the cottage and the delicious locally produced food in the welcome basket. We were able to relax and go on bike rides and walks. This is a very welcoming place.
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting. Perfect trip away.
Was excellent!! Many thanks!!
A wonderful visit as always! We will be back!
We can't thank you enough for this amazing country break. It's all in the small details and we have been truly spoiled, starting with a very warm welcome and the basket of treats ! The most romantic week we could have imagined. Loved the cottage interior, the fireplace and exploring the nearby villages. We will be back Katie & Chris
Thank you for a most wonderful and relaxing stay. What a beautiful and cosy cottage! We will be back!
First class cottage – highly recommend – best we have stayed in that will take two dogs!
We had a splendid pre Christmas, Christmas together in Rose Cottage. Mark gave us a very warm welcome and had clearly put a lot of care and thought into all the little details that make this holiday cottage outstanding. Lovely memories; we hope to be back one day.
Thank you so much for such a warm welcome! From getting lost and benefitting from your patient directions to settling in. Even a basket of apples on our doorstep on our walking up on Saturday. Lovely homely place away from home!
Beautiful countryside, cosy and peacefully cottage, warm welcome and wonderful finishing touches.
Worth the visit! Perfect getaway from the madness of London!
It’s been wonderful. Location is perfect. Lovely walks and really enjoyed the White Horse 20 min walk from The Grove Cottages– food is excellent!
All lovely and above expectations.
A fantastic stay. The welcome was very warm and friendly even though we were an hour later arriving. The basket of food was superb and really high quality. The cottage itself was ever better than in the photo and provided us with exactly the getaway break that we needed. Thank you.
Wonderful relaxing stay at Rose Cottage. Beautiful area to visit, have enjoyed every minute and will return.
A fantastic cottage and a wonderful stay. The ‘welcome’ was genuine and the complementary breakfast basket excellent! So much to do – with walks and pubs and the doorstep. A big thank you!
A wonderful quiet and cosy retreat. We really enjoyed spending our autumn holidays here. Suffolk is a great place to stay and we will definitely come back next year.
Rose Cottage has everything you need for a relaxing holiday – with the biggest sofa we have ever seen!
This is our fourth visit to Grove cottages and each time we come we fall in love with the area even more. We have had the pleasure of meeting lots of friendly, kind people. We always enjoy the cottages as they are beautifully put together. Thank you to everyone. We had a lovely welcome from Millie who showed us around. Also great to meet Mark and Zuzi. The welcome basket was superb - all delicious and fresh. The local information files are amazing with lots of insight. A labour of love that describes everything about the cottage and the whole site. We were very cosy and want to return/try out another cottage. There was a high standard of cleanliness and we love the green (eco) projects.
Enjoyed staying in this quaint little cottage. The rural location is just what we were looking for. Also enjoyed the surrounding countryside which seems to be a series of beautiful villages networked by lanes. Look forward to more exploring.
The cottage was exactly what I had dreamed it would be. I'm trying desperately to savour this moment before I leave. I'm definitely coming back again one day.
Loved this place, tranquil, cosy, romantic getaway. Everything we needed for a wind-down week away. Grove Cottages have gone the extra mile for comfort and welcome! Having stayed at lots of holiday lets - you have gone the extra mile to provide a luxury stay. Loved the welcome basket. The cottage is beautiful, and private yet you can dip into communal areas. Lovely stay - Many thanks.
Thank you - a great break away which has made us feel very relaxed - Rose Cottage - perfect. Everything was clean and on good order. Excellent food at The Crown, Stoke by Nayland - thoroughly recommended. Thank you again.
Friendly welcome from Mark with lots of information to pass on. He has worked very hard on his bulging information files! Superb welcome basket with quality local produce – above and beyond! Gorgeous quaint cottage, full of character and charm. Would have loved to have used the log fire but with 98F temperatures, that was a step too far. Will definitely be returning – thank you so much!
The tranquil beauty of these surrounding at the Grove Cottages makes for a perfect get-away to unwind and relax. Thank you.
Charming, peaceful and totally relaxing.
Very enjoyable stay enjoyed the peace and quiet in this lovely cottage.
White Horse was as good as ever, The Fleece good as well.
Great place to stay, enhanced by the thoughtfulness and sharing of local knowledge. We have had a lovely time in a fabulous cottage.
It is very well positioned for exploring the lovely countryside villages of this part of Suffolk, such as Kersey, Woolpit, Boxford, Stoke By Nayland and of course Lavenham. Accommodation is in a very attractive setting, very comfortable, and well provided. The breakfast hamper was a very gracious and thoughtful touch.
This is the second time we stayed here for another week at Rose Cottage. We had a splendid time and hope to return some day.
Had a lovely relaxing short break in a beautiful setting and despite some (unusual) sunshine settle found a chance to snuggle in front of the log fire – total bliss !
Delightful rural retreat with every comfort. Cottages are full of character and original features. Ideal accommodation for weddings taking place at nearby Dove Barn.
Charming ,romantic, cosy and restful . The best bacon, eggs and bread.
Professional, friendly and helpful on first telephone contact. Nice to be able to have a choice of short breaks. Home from home, excellent – provisions provided
A lovely relaxing spot. Thank you.
As soon as we arrived Mark greeted us and showed us around with generous passion and enthusiasm We knew it was “one of those places “.. A place that simply gets it right !
Cottage was beyond expectations. We feel like we have been here for a week. It is so relaxing. Can’t wait to sample some of your other cottages! Now back to our own little piece of Suffolk... We will be back!! Thank you Zuzi for the lovely welcome.
Enjoyed every minute – a great way to rewind. Particularly enjoyed the walk to Kersey and a lovely lunch in The Bell. Only rained for 30 minutes coming back!
Though obviously well preserved and maintained, it is possible to sense the “farm” character of the buildings and soak up a sense of some continuity with our fare-bears and recent history.
An idyllic cottage, beautiful location & wonderful breakfasts! It’s nice to find somewhere that dogs are welcome.
After 3 days of relaxing we feel thoroughly rested. Beautiful surroundings.
Wonderful welcome. Beautiful charming gardens. Especially enjoyed our picnic on a warm spring day.
We came here for a long weekend for our anniversary, and we were a bit unsure due to the time of year, as it was threatening to snow. As soon as we lit the fire on our first night, we knew we had found the perfect retreat! A great experience.
A wonderful idyllic cottage getaway, everything we needed to completely relax! An amazingly comfy bed!
The cottage is perfect – the welcome is lovely. The information was accurate and useful – modern amenities with old world feel
This was the perfect romantic holiday getaway!
A lovely and cosy weekend getaway location
Had a fantastic Autumn Break. The cottage come with everything we needed and really made the holiday.
Beautiful, cosy cottage. A very relaxing week to get us started in marital life. Just the relaxing break we needed!
A brilliant weekend - everyone needs one! I've lived in Suffolk for years and discovered many places on my bike I never knew existed.
Another relaxing and wonderful stay at "Rose Cottage". We were glad to return to Suffolk and this cosy dwelling. So peaceful, great to stay in and just watch the fire too! Fabulous.
It was a breath of fresh air staying here. The breakfast basket was such an excellent little threat!
Fabulous location a facilities. Peaceful, relaxing - highly recommended!
The cottage was a really lovely, homely place our base to reawaken our love of the Suffolk villages, to watch farmers and just enjoy the peace of the beautiful countryside - thank you
A really good chance to get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings. As a vegetarian a visit to the Veggie Red Lion is a real treat
We have both have a very stressful time with our jobs recently and wanted a break away from it all where we could relax. That just what we got a Rose Cottage, as soon as we walked through the door we relaxed. Mark and he's team have thought of everything down to the last detail to make our stay perfect.
We had a wonderful stay in Rose Cottage - rustic, charming and beautifully located. We loved the herb garden.
Lovely, beautiful cottage!
Lovely, beautiful cottage!
Very good enjoyed our holiday lovely cottage
The website makes it sound like paradise - i is!
Excellent stay, very restful
Rustic comfortable, pleasant rest full break, a good base for explores
Wonderful weekend. Enjoyed it so much had to stay an extra night!
Best meal of the week bistro on the Quay in Ipswich. Sans in Lavenham a bit dear (£2 for a slice of bread?) Other pubs we tried were mediocre food wise with little imagination or tastes. However a fantastic place to relax. Love Grove Cottages.
Somewhere I would definitely recommend to other to stay.
Rose Cottage was just as charming as our previous stay to another one of The Grove Cottage. As always Mark & his family were more than welcoming and helpful. This is a true romantic hide-away and we can't wait to come again !
We have found an absolute gem in Rose Cottage. Everything we had hoped for and so much more. We can't wait to return.
We have had a lovely time. Thanks. The bikes are great, would definitely recommend cycling in the area to other guests.
We were made to feel very welcome and given a lot of detail about the surrounding areas. A lovely,clean cottage in a very peaceful area. A perfect getaway.
A great quiet and relaxing escape from London.
A lovely week in the countryside. Rose Cottage is beautiful and decorated with real care. Each morning you hear the birds singing above the bedroom window. Gorgeous !
Initial enquiry dealt with efficiently and sympathetically. On arrival was given assistance. Rose cottage romantic and welcoming. Everything needed for a home from home stay provided. Will be returning.
Just what we needed - so relaxing !
Wonderful atmospheric cosy cottage.
Lovely cosy cottage, we've enjoyed nights in front of the fire! Despite the other cottages close by it still feels private and peaceful.
We searched for days to find the perfect weekend retreat, once we found Grove Cottages we had to book it! Rose cottage offered everything we could ask for. The surrounding towns and villages were great to explore before returning to a great real fire.
Beautifully warm and peaceful - just what I needed. I very much hope to come back some day! Thank you!
Enjoyed wondering the local villages on a wee pub crawl.
Thank you for another really lovely break. Very peaceful and relaxing.
We had a wonderful weekend. The cottage was perfect in every way. Can't wait for the opportunity to come back.
This place really gave us the chance to get away from it all, so relaxing and quiet. We have had a great short break, thanks.
Superb facilities. Peaceful situation, log fires, all you could wish for and more. Charming owner, leaving nothing to detail.
We enjoyed our stay here a lot. The Suffolk countryside is peaceful and timeless - and the cottage feels the same.
It was very nice - we did not stay long enough to do everything we wanted.
Rose Cottage - just spot on for two people. Very cosy and warm. Ideal central location for touring this part of Suffolk - perfection in a short or long holiday break!
This is the most nicely done holiday cottage I've ever stayed in: so comfortable, cosy and quite luxurious - especially the bedding. We also really appreciated the welcome basket, all the local information and the use of the bikes.
Lovely country cottage. Quiet and relaxing.
Great chill out place.
Within 1/2 hour of unpacking, we were completely relaxed. the cottage and its surroundings are gorgeous and the hospitality was outstanding. We will be back.
Winning the prize draw to stay at Rose Cottage came at a perfect time. We have had a relaxing stay and thoroughly recommend The Grove Cottages. Thank you Mark, Millie & Stephanie.
Rose Cottage is a really cosy comfortable and beautiful little nest. For a few days you can pretend it's yours !! Highly recommend eating at the Crown in Stoke by Nayland.
We had high expectations due to the pictures and comments on the website. These have been surpassed. We have been so impressed with the cottage and organisation that has gone into Grove Cottages. Our stay has been fantastic and we really do not want to go home.
A very cosy cottage with everything that you might need. Wonderful area around the cottage with lots to do and lots of places to see and plenty of great places to eat. We would love to come back.
We had a great time. The cottage was lovely and romantic, even with a baby ! The welcome basket contained wonderful ingredients for a good eco friendly breakfast. The introduction was very nice. This place is awesome.
Very cosy cottage with everything that you might need. Wonderful area around the cottage with lots to do, places to see and plenty of great places to eat. We would love to come back
Old English vernacular translated for modern times.
Wonderful setting, superb welcome, just what we needed for a break away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I will never buy eggs from the supermarket again! Ha, thankyou! xx
Just fantastic, a peaceful haven to de stress and unwind. Thank you.
Just the ticket! A few days of delightful and restful R&R. Thank you for your warm welcome and kind hospitality.
Great cottage. Relaxing time. We'll be back - now that we've finally figured out now that we've finally figured out how to navigate these tiny roads!
We had a very relaxing time here at Rose Cottage. A beautiful cosy cottage, central to many charming villages. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and Marks annotated map was well used on cycle trails, walking and getting about this beautiful countryside. Many thanks to you all at Grove Cottages.
A beautiful cottage ideal for a relaxing break.
A very pleasant stay in a cosy cottage. As we arrived by bike the welcome pack of food was especially appreciated.
The perfect rural retreat to recharge your batteries. We loved it! We were very sad to leave, we'll definitely be back.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our time at Rose Cottage. The only thing we could have wanted was to spend more time here and in the area.
Fantastic break away. Very relaxing, will definitely be coming back!
Cosy, rustic and lovingly furnished cottage - especially with the roaring fire and the sofa to lie on. Beautiful gardens to fit in and eat breakfast: the welcome basket of local food and home - grown goodies is wonderful. The eggs were so tasty! Perfect romantic getaway.
Cosy cottage in beautiful Suffolk countryside. Plenty of places to visit and nothing 'boring' about the route to them. Fantastic weather during our week here. We'd love to come again and renew our acquaintance with Maxi.
Second holiday in seven months and better than the first, probably. Felt like coming home! Already planning our return.
Perfect for a London getaway!
We've had a lovely weekend, starting with a very warm welcome when we arrived, followed by a very cosy and relaxed stay in this pretty, quirky cottage, we will definitely return.
The bread and bacon alone is worth the trip, thanks.
It's great to go somewhere that is at least as good (if not better) than it looks on the website. Perfection!
Had a wonderful and relaxing break, a real stress buster.
As beautiful as it looks on the website! We had a lovely week, nothing could have been better.
This is our 2nd time staying in Rose Cottage over Xmas and it did not disappoint. The cosiness of the cottage with its big log fire and huge sofa is perfect for Xmas. The complementary tree and breakfast basket were great, just like the last time. Thanks we will be back.
Loved it. Thank You !!
Loved it! Thank you.
Even more beautiful than the pictures. Attention to detail was incredible.
Luxurious and tastefully furbished self catering cottage at a very competitive cost. Superb!
We live in the same sort of area and cottage, so its home from home for us. That's why its a perfect place to find!
Wonderful surprise anniversary weekend! This cottage is magical. If we could we would stay forever.
Instant relaxation. Very clean, comfortable, welcoming cottage. Lots of lovely touches to make our break very enjoyable. Breakfast basket, fresh flowers - perfect break !!
Wonderful place to stay. Cannot fault a thing - the bikes were a big plus - what a great idea.
Thank you for such an enjoyable week. The Rose cottage is everything and more than what i had expected. Having my morning coffe in the garden , surrounded by beautiful flowers and endless array of herbs, just wish I had 2 more weeks.
Rose Cottage has been a peaceful break from our hectic touring. Something completely different and very much appreciated.
Coming back to Suffolk after 30 years, the area and the Grove Cottage in particular exceeded the rose tinted memories of the County.
A wonderful, relaxed weekend. The cottage was cosy and comfortable, and the surroundings are lovely - I'm sure we'll be back!!
Lovely cosy cottage. Felt relaxed straight away. Great real fire experience anytime of year! Would definitely recommend. Hope to visit Suffolk again in one of your wonderful places to stay. Thank you!
From the welcome, all the way through everything was perfect.
Lovely peaceful place to stay in order to explore this beautiful, unspoilt and ancient part of the country. Lots of interesting things to do or just enjoy sitting in the gardens. Rose Cottage is full of character and in many respect home away from home.
Another wonderful stay at the Grove Cottages, we hope to be back soon! Thank you.
The perfect place to escape to.
We've been getting your emails for years and decided to take advantage of a short break. So nice to be in the countryside away from hurried London. We will book another cottage in the future. Loved the welcome basket and great information book on the area. Great recommendations all around.
Had a wonderful time. Suffolk is a beautiful country. Cottages are lovely. Very useful information on walks/pubs etc.
Lovely and romantic cottage. Nice treat about the breakfast basket. We loved your cat Maxy and made friends.
Rose is a lovely little cottage, just right for two. A great romantic escape!
Everything has been so carefully thought through that it has helped to make the past week little short of perfect.
Gorgeous cottage and location, great welcome basket. Shower top quality and kitchen had everything we needed. Haven't slept this well in ages! Thank you!
A cosy cottage with log fire, a much appreciated breakfast basket, a comfy bed and lovely hot shower. All this made our stay really enjoyable. A very well detailed book was provided with everything you needed to know about the area (what to do, what to see where to eat/drink) would highly recommend this!
Rose Cottage is best place we have ever stayed. Pictures on website do not do it justice. Perfect.
Once again we've has a peaceful and relaxing stay at Rose Cottage. A fantastic way to unwind!
A perfect retreat!!
A wonderful perfect haven.
The most beautiful, cosy and luxurious cottage we've ever stayed in. Surpased all expectations. Perfectly equipped and in the most wonderful location.
Beautiful cottage, lovely location and we were plesantly suprised how quiet it is given the close proximity to other cottages.
Cute, warm and cosy cottage. Would love to have stayed longer, but other destinations booked ahead. Maxi the cat slept on my lap by the fire for an hour! Love those ducks peaking in the window! Will return if in the UK in future.
Thankyou for providing everything we needed, a wonderful, stress free bolt-hole from London in the beautiful Suffolk countryside.
Another relaxing stay at The Grove, we can't stay away! Starry skies, log fires, hot showers, pub lunches, long walks, fresh eggs and Lavenham bread - Just what we needed to get London out of our systems, Thank you!
Our first ever break as a new family and we loved it (especially our 3 month old son!)
Lovely cottage. Vrery comfortable and in a lovely area. The 'Welcome' tour and breakfast pack were a delight.
Fabulous short break. Rose cottage and the surrounding area is brilliant to visit and unwind no matter what the crazy English weather does.
Wonderful time, and wonderfully peaceful.
Fabulous romantic getaway - lovely location with lots of things to do. Thanks !
Lovely cottage in a wonderful area.
Wonderfully relaxing - as always.
A warm welcome from Millie and Mark - loved the welcome basket, a really nice touch. We recommend the local 'White Horse' pub - a short walk across the fields and their own microbrewery - perfect! Enjoyed the folk night.(every 2nd Wed)
The perfect weekend retreat!
Rose cottage is a beautiful place to stay, lovely open fire. It has a really cosy feeling to it. We enjoyed the lovely countryside and local pubs. Really recommend anyone who needs a break.
The perfect romantic break!
Cosy and comfy - didn't feel the need to venture out, just enjoyed log fire and bottle of wine! A perfect romantic break.
Beautiful quaint and cosy cottage. Perfect winter getaway from big city lights.
What a lovely place to stay. Relaxing and comfortable. Log fire and warmth makes this a perfect getaway! The area is full of interesting sights and the people are very friendly. We will miss Max the cat.
Rose cottage has been the perfect romantic getaway. We love the cottage so much that we only left once for a bike ride to get some ketchup! The pictures don't do it justice!!
Beautiful cottage, great welcome, excellent information packs inside cottage. Didn't venture out because of the snow, but had a great relaxing weekend doing nothing in the gorgeous Rose Cottage infront of a warm fire. We'll definately be back to explore ! Thank you.
We loved our stay in Rose Cottage over the New Year, walking our dogs in the glorious snow-covered countryside and returning to the joy of an open fire. The local villages and small towns of kersey, Polstead, long Melford and Lavenham must be amongst the most beautiful in the whole country. Do not miss!
Rose Cottage exceeded our expectations. A wonderful, cosy cottage with everything you need for a relaxing, romantic get away.
A wonderful, peaceful and relaxing weekend. The perfect place to recuperate after my operation. Thank you. Will definately come here again.
Although we are retired, we don't seem to have much time to relax at home - it was lovely to come to Rose Cottage and chill out.
Just absolutely enjoyable !
With no doubt, this was the best weekend for us. The cottage is just like a dream, the area's so green and peaceful. We will definately come back.
Nice accomodation, welcome breakfast basket was a nice gesture. We found the information provided and maps very useful.
A great place for a short break - if only we could have stayed longer !
Rose cottage lived up to all our expectations - we had the most relaxing and cosy short break ever. Many thanks.
The welcome basket was amazing, thank you. For a complete rest both physically and mentally, this place is second to none.
A perfect, idyllic haven. The most amazing setting to re-charge the batteries (even with a 5 month old baby in toe). A truely memorable place, it mustn't be missed.
This beautiful cottage feels like home. A wonderful place to relax and enjoy the Suffolk countryside...and lovely pubs! x
Cosy, welcoming. A true gem tucked away in the Suffolk countryside. Perfect for a relaxing weekend. The only trouble is choosing which cottage to stay in next time !
We had a very nice stay in this wonderful cottage. We loved the herb garden outside the cottage and the friendly atmosphere in the orchard. the region is very nice to cycle and to wonder around the little villages!
Cottage was perfect. Only sorry it wasn't the weather to use the fireplace. Skipper (the dog) has never had so many long walks! We will be back.
Lovely, lovely, lovely, what more can we say, we've had a wonderful time and will definately return!
Truely a jewel in the very heart of Suffolk - but don't tell anyone. Cottage perfect, setting perfect and an unbelievable helpful attentive owner and his team. Thank you.
Perfect weekend break. Quiet with beautiful scenery.
Had high expectations after reading previews, guest comments and viewing website. Infact exceeded expectations and we had a wonderful peaceful 7 night holiday in a most charming and romantic cottage. Perfect. looking forward to returning...
Fantastic weekend break- lovely walk to the Bell in Kersey
Perfect as usual, never disappointed when we stay at your cottages.
An utterly charming cottage. If, like us, you crave a slice of Olde England, look no further. Peace, comfort and tranquility with just the amount of 'mod cons'. Full marks to all who have made this possible. What a find!! Just don't tell everybody. We want to come back.
There can't be many places where you can have a relaxing holiday with a lively 11 month old, but the pretty, peaceful cottages, and the attention to detail here, have helped to relax-although the baby is still lively!
This is our third visit to Grove Cottages. Rose cottage is comfortable, Grove Cottage team are very helpful, and the whole experience is great value for money.
This short stay surpassed all expectations. Living and working in London takes it's toll on your stress levels, and these levels have all been reset to zero! Such an amazing long weekend, and we'll be recommending Rose cottage to all our friends!
As you drive into the car park a peace descends. You can go out, or stay in, and be just as content. Ah lovely!
This cottage is such a tonic - it's our little battery charger
Very relaxing and sweet cottage - LOVE the fire! Perfect for a cosy long weekend with a good book and DVDs!
One of the loveliest weeks ever - everything was lovely! The feel of the cottage is wonderful; decoration is gorgeous and comfortable. Maxi the cat is the best!
A lovely cottage with comfortable furnishings. As soon as we arrived, we immediately felt at home and did not want to leave at the end of the weekend!
Our short break felt like weeks longer; we were so relaxed & happy! Rose Cottage is lovely and Mark's maps on the surrounding area were excellent. We also enjoyed the company of Maxi the cat! We will return!
We had a lovely week in Rose Cottage over Christmas; warm and cosy and great to find a Christmas Tree on arrival. The cottage is in a great location for country walks, visiting cute Suffolk villages and eating out in local pubs. Thanks for a great week.
A lovely cottage to rest and recharge your batteries. Everything felt comfortable, home from home, we couldn't have wanted anything else. Nice treat from our children - well chosen!
Lovely, cosy cottage; we especially loved the log fire and our little friend Maxi the cat! An excellent place to stay to explore this part of Suffolk
Lovely, relaxing break - perfect way to recover from getting married! Felt lovely and secluded and hidden away despite not being the only people here!
Wonderful place - exactly matched the pictures, the descriptions - and our expectations! Attention to detail was fantastic, from the breakfast basket to fresh coffee, fruit, coal, wood & firelighters. We really enjoyed our relaxing weekend away and will be back!!
We looked high and low for our dream cottage and Rose Cottage was it.
If you want a relaxing holiday in a great location, this is the place to come!! The cottages are very cosy and Mark is very welcoming when you arrive. Great pubs, walks and shops. We will be back soon for another fantastic holiday!
The Cottage was a perfect setting for a surprise romantic weekend away for my partner; we would love to return! The whole package offered was well above our expectations, it was delightful experience and would recommend Grove Cottages to anyone looking to get away from day to day life.
We came here to get away from the stress of work, work, work and we found peace at this beautiful Rose Cottage. How lovely to wake-up to the sounds of ducks outside your door. Sheer Bliss! Thank You!
Our first wedding anniversary could not have been spent anywhere nicer! Perfect!
A lovely relaxing place for us to spend our first holiday with our new baby. We found the ordnance survey map, with hand written pub locations, very useful! Would love to come back soon.
Lovely cottage and nice atmosphere; great hospitality; thank you for a wonderful holiday. Well signposted bicycle tours!
We have had a fantastic honeymoon here at Rose Cottage
Rose Cottage is so peaceful, romantic and relaxing - it is often too much trouble to venture outside. If you do mange to tear yourself away - the Suffolk countryside and picture perfect towns are sure to inspire. I've never seen such pretty cottages before. Warm, friendly atmosphere - just what's needed to unwind and relax ! We've never felt so relaxed and tranquil for ages
Absolute tranquility in one of the loveliest corners of the UK! This is the best cottage we have ever stayed in. A real 'cottage' not a holiday home. The dogs also loved it here!!
The cottage exceeded our expectations, you cant show it in a picture as they do not do it justice ! The romantic, comfy, cosy atmosphere of the cottage is amazing & would have been happy not to venture out of the cottage! Perfect- don't change a thing..
Thank you so much for providing excellent accommodation; it exceeded all our expectations. The pictures on the Internet make it look good but really didn't do it justice. The comfy, cosy and romantic atmosphere of Rose Cottage was outstanding & fits in perfectly with its surroundings. Lots to do in the area, kept us busy for a week!
Lovely setting, so very peaceful away from the hustle & bustle of it all. Beautiful cottage-very rustic and romantic. A very special place!
Apart from having longer we couldn
Paradise in Suffolk, its like discovering a whole new world.
We started relaxing the moment we entered the warm, cosy cottage, and had a great break from the London Rat Race. Hospitality was warm and unobtrusive. We were impressed with the quality of restaurants & pubs in the area
After just a few hours, you feel like you're living in your own country cottage. Everything you could possibly want is provided with the cottage, or available from Mark. All this makes a trip to The Grove Cottages a 'No Effort' break. Thank you!
We travelled a long way, from South Wales, it was well worth it! A tranquil base from which to explore a beautiful county.
We travelled a long way, from South Wales, it was well worth it! A tranquil base from which to explore a beautiful county.
Paradise in Suffolk, its like discovering a whole new world.
Wonderfully warm and loads of hot water and a lovely spacious shower, just what you need after a walk in January
Warm and cosy cottage in beautiful countryside, that not even a wet English January could spoil.
Fantastic cottage and area. For one being a clean freak, the cleanliness was excellent. We will be back in the summer.
We came here for a nice romantic getaway over New Year and that is exactly what we got !! This place is special to both of us now, as we got engaged in the lounge by firelight on New Years Eve !!
Lovely cottage in amazingly tranquil & pretty place. We were well set-up by Mark. Ideal for a romantic getaway
Lovely cottage, very relaxing, like stepping back in time. An excellent alternative to a health spa to make you de-stress. Loved Suffolk!
Interesting adaptation of the building
Lovely cottage, lovely countryside, lovely holiday!!
Pure escapism!!- What a wonderful place, exactly what we needed. The old jazz, the lights dimmed and a friendly face was a lovely welcome after a long journey. We shall be back for another dose.
Quiet, comfortable, warm & rustic. A beautiful place with wonderful rambling countryside. Also made by The Welcome Pack and BIG Warm Towels!!
Peace and quiet.
We had a very relaxing stay in the beautiful Rose Cottage. The welcome was first class, and the facilities excellent. We will definitely be back
Our only complaint is that 3 days is not enough! Relaxed, easy going, peaceful atmosphere and mercifully free of
Squashy bed and sofa, open fire, quiet roads, deer roaming the fields, great pubs serving real ale. Can
We had a fantastic weekend and can
The beautifully simplistic interior and the exquisitely tranquil exterior, come together in such a way, that can only inspire you to want to live the rest of your life as Tom and Barbara, rather than Margot & Jerry!!
We were looking for something special
With excellent local information and mountain bikes to use, we had great fun exploring the area, before returning to our cosy cottage to relax in front of the fire.
We had a lovely time, the surroundings were beautiful, calm and relaxing, we could have stayed forever. Mark made it really easy for us to find things to do and visit nice places. Although the cottage was so nice, sometimes we just stayed in bed! We had a wonderful honeymoon!! We had a great time, hopefully, we will come back once the baby is born!
The perfect romantic hideaway and a great place to spend one of our last weekends alone together before our first baby arrives!
Everything was absolutely perfect and exceeded our expectations. A dream come true!
Our long weekend at Rose Cottage enabled us to walk in Constable country, visit a market in Bury St Edmunds and a recital at the fabulous Cathedral, returning always to a lovely log fire
Having just been proposed to I didn
We cannot remember a better holiday and will be returning every year. Need we say more?
We have enjoyed ourselves immensely. We have escaped many times from London but the attention to detail here makes this the best short break we have ever taken.
Hello Mark, Thanks for your newsletter with regards to your winter offers ...Unfortunately we probably wont be staying with you this year because, after we had such a wonderful time here early last year, we have moved here! In fact, we are sort-of neighbours; we live on school corner, the other side of grove field to you. So, this is really just to say hi. Regards Charlie & Simon
Warm, Welcoming & Wonderful Walks ! So good to find somewhere that well behaved dogs are welcomed
The weekend was everything I had hoped it would be and more. I hated to leave and have found myself sitting at my desk daydreaming about being back! Beautiful surroundings, so peaceful after the noise of London - just a wonderful place to be! I am coming back again soon!
Stylish. Cosy. Comfortable. Unique. Beautiful Surroundings... are just a few words that we can think of to describe this gorgeous cottage. We will be back !!
A lovely cosy cottage; a gem in such a beautiful setting. A very friendly welcome. We would love to stay again.
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