|Location of the cottage:||Old Newton|
|Number of bedrooms:||2|
|Children / Babies:||Yes,|
|Arrival days (changeover):||Sunday, Monday, Friday|
|Pets:||2 (up to 2 small dogs, Dog charges apply)|
The Perfect Anecdote To City Life
To relax back into the large sofa as the countryside changes from day to night; to watch the stars come out as you find yourself in a cosy room lit only by the warm flicker of the wood burning stove.
After the great success of their cottage Little Cote, owners Steve and Cherry decided it was time to resurrect the adjacent barn named Skylarks, after the farmland bird whose song fills the sky around the property.
The concept was to create a special romantic getaway where guests could really enjoy the beautiful surrounding wildflower meadow and countryside, while providing privacy for both cottages.
If you are a larger group of up to nine guests, then both Skylarks and Little Cote, which is adjacent, can be adapted to accommodate you as a group - click here for details
All prices include VAT and everything written below:
Kitchen: 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, toilet brush, toilet roll.
Bedroom: Cotton bed linen, wardrobe with coat hangers / chest of drawers, hairdryer.
Utility Area: iron, ironing board,
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
Baby: Cot and high chair provided in cottages accepting babies (please bring babies bedding).
Dog: Water bowl and treat per dog is provided in cottages accepting pets.
Well behaved Dogs are always welcome, please refer to All About Bringing Pets for charges, rules and how this cottage may suit your pet.
Bikes are provided for you free of charge to explore the local lanes, please check with the owner your requirements.
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.
Eggs from our own Bantams and Chickens
A beautiful private wildflower meadow is attached to this cottage for you to enjoy.
Now every place we have reviewed will come up in order of distance from your cottage
Assington Mill runs some very interesting Rural Arts and Craft Courses from Gilding and Bee Keeping to Coracle and Straw Bale house building.
Important moments slip by so quickly. Capture them in a relaxed portraiture session in the comfort of your own holiday cottage.
While you are staying with us why not have a special treat and go Sailing for the day.
We can offer you your own Personal Chef at this cottage to create the perfect evening in.
London Liverpool Street station - Stowmarket station = 1 hr 16 mins
Taxis - opposite station Stowmarket Cab Co 01449 677777 - 10 mins to cottage
Idyllic cottage and a lovely warm welcome from Steve.
So pleased we found this website - wish they extended across the country. Would definitely use again and Skylarks barn was a dream. Perfect - best holiday stay
Skylarks is simply perfect! Yet another wonderful stay here. Simply first class!
For the second time we stayed at Skylarks with our two children, special request from the kids which made us very happy because we all love Skylarks! Beautiful in and outside, such good care from Steve & Cherry and so much space to relax with nice things to do in Suffolk and surroundings. We would love to come back again!
Staying at Skylarks was the perfect break after our wedding. We wanted to relax and enjoy being newlyweds. The attention to detail was fantastic. Everything was so luxurious. We will definitely return!
We have had an amazing break. Skylarks is perfect in every way. We will be back! Love, love, loved it all!
A wonderful cottage in a beautiful, peaceful setting. All superb - highly recommended
The owners of Skylarks and Little Cote are exemplary. The attention to detail is amazing with many thoughtful touches. A fabulous property that I challenge anyone not to enjoy.
Lovely cottage, very cosy and thoughtfully decorated. The orchard and chickens a delight. Thank you for the Wyken recommendation - a lovely day out
Absolutely wonderful cottage in a beautiful situation. Lovely!! Excelled in every possible aspect
Fabulous cottage in beautiful and peaceful surroundings - ideal for a restful break! Everything of a very high standard - nothing lacking.
This was as near perfect to any 'holiday cottage' we have ever stayed in and we have visited a lot over the years. The owners have thought of everything. Very helpful on arrival too. Beds really comfortable, which is something I usually struggle with away from home. For us the short breaks available i.e. 5 days are perfect.
A delightful place to stay. Wonderful views, this is one of the nicest places we've every stayed in. They have thought of everything. We will definitely return and can't wait!
The cottage is lovely and clean, very warm and cosy. Great welcome from Steve and a wonderful welcome pack.
When the pressures of life start to build, I go to my 'favourites' where I'll find Grove Cottages. We've yet to repeat going to the same cottage simply because every cottage we've been to we've been 100% satisfied....and more! One day we may be disappointed, hopefully that's a long time ahead. Don't worry we'll tell you when it happens!!
Lovely cottage to stay at. Peaceful, relaxing with lovely surroundings. Cottage itself has everything you need and the welcome pack was an extra treat! Would definitely recommend and stay again
Wonderful, tranquil and peaceful. Perfect weekend escape.
We have had such a wonderful week in the fabulous Skylarks. The house was beautiful, well equipped and very clean - a joy to stay in. The garden and field simply took our breath away, with how well planned and peaceful it is. Our little one loved visiting the chickens and chicks at least twice a day! A near perfect break - we will be back!
A beautiful cottage set in quiet and peaceful surroundings. Skylarks is of the highest standard and a very friendly welcome on arrival. A great base for seeing Suffolk.
We loved our stay in Skylarks barn. It's a gorgeous place with a wonderful garden leading out to a meadow beyond. Wish we could stay longer.
Wonderful welcome, beautiful cottage, first class in every way - the cottage exceeded all our expectations
Peaceful setting with stunning views. Friendly welcoming owners. Immaculate cottage beautifully presented, couldn't have been better!
Of the 4 cottages we have stayed in, Skylarks is the best. It combines the modern needs with cottage feel perfectly. Every detail is catered for and the owners are really helpful. 5 stars!
Beautiful setting for a relaxing break.
We had the most wonderful extended weekend at Skylarks. After a warm welcome from Steve and Cherry, the cottage immediately felt like home. Everything you need is ready and waiting, and it was great fun finding books, magazines and games around the place. The chickens at the end of the garden produced us some lovely tasting eggs. Just perfect, we will return soon. The cottage exceeded our expectations. It's the kind of place you'd want to buy! Perfect amount of space, lovely nearby walks and gorgeous chickens with the perfect feeling of tranquility.
Skylarks is a tranquil, cosy, comfortable cottage. Ideal if you want to explore Suffolk but perfect if you just need a place to relax and unwind. A really enjoyable and relaxing time.
Pure perfection. From the moment we arrived at Skylarks it was clear that this was like no other holiday cottage we had stayed in. The attention to detail and the touch of luxury everywhere we looked, was truly exceptional. It was the perfect escape from the city and after just 3 days we feel relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated.
We had a really warm welcome which was really appreciated! Thank you Steve!
What a perfect weekend. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome and at home. The cottage is simply stunning and everything, down to the smallest details is provided to make you feel relaxed, comfortable and a million miles from the city. The welcome basket was a super touch, oh and those eggs......wow! Everything exceeded our expectations. We have been blown away - thank you.
This is the most fantastic place we have ever stayed. Our 8th visit with Grove Cottages and by far the best. Lovely spot, we will definitely be returning again. Thank you so much to Steve for a lovely warm welcome and for letting us stay xxx
Lovely cottage, well equipped and a great location.
Enjoyed a thoroughly relaxing time at Skylarks. The cottage more than exceeded our expectations, our hosts were very welcoming and the food basket provided plenty of goodies for the whole weekend! Thank you for an amazing stay.
Had a wonderful and restful week. Would love to stay longer.
First class accommodation. What a fantastic place to stay - we didn't want to go home. Skylarks is set in a beautiful location with absolutely everything we needed for a relaxing week away. We love the style of the barn, it is stylish, clean cosy and very well equipped. The beds were so comfortable and the outside area is a bonus especially the orchard and the option to get our own eggs from the chickens - our girls loved them. It really is a credit to you both. We are looking forward to returning.
Beautiful cottage, very comfortable and cosy. Hamish our Westie loved it! Will certainly be back. Loved the pheasants and wildlife in the meadow, sorry to leave. Our thanks to Steve & Cherry.
So wonderfully peaceful. Perfect for our furry friend and comfortable for us two legged varieties! We had a lovely relaxing stay - thank you.
Had a very pleasant stay with family for 5 nights.
A fabulous weekend in a peaceful, beautifully decorated cottage. Everything we could have wanted and more! We hope to return soon.
Cherry & Steve made us feel right at home in their lovely cottage. They are great hosts and so helpful. We enjoyed the chickens and gorgeous meadow. Used the bikes several times to explore a little further afield. Such a peaceful place.
Amazing. Myself and my children have had a fantastic time and not forgetting the dog. Beautiful cottage with it's own private meadow for everyone to enjoy. We don't want to leave! The cottage was spotless with everything available that you could need from tin foil to torches. This break has totally exceeded my expectations and we will be back soon. Amazing, thank you.
Skylarks has the "wow factor" in abundance. Glorious country retreat, loved it - Perfection!
Fantastic time, beautiful cottage. 5 stars!
Perfect hideaway with every amenity. Everything was excellent.
Utterly fantastic stay - we will be back! Thank you so much.
A stylish, cosy, characterful cottage. Extremely well equipped with a lovely garden. We wish we could stay longer and would definitely like to return before too long. Thank you!!
Came away for a weeks break with my parents and this cottage is all we hoped for and so much more. The peace and quiet is exactly what the doctor ordered and the split level living was the answer to our prayers. We, like others, do not want to leave and have even considered squatting!!!
Simply perfect! Lovely and clean, great decor and quality fixtures and fittings. Well stocked kitchen and great selection of books, DVDs and CDs. Lovely and well kept grounds.
Skylarks is the most peaceful place we have every stayed, where the outside is inside! You look out onto the meadow, with an abundance of wild life, hares, guinea fowl, bantams, owls and short walks straight from the cottage. Everything is tailored for a peaceful, comfortable, where you want for nothing holiday.
Wow, wow, wow! Cherry & Steve have cracked the winning formula and have created the ultimate, supremely comfortable and stylish holiday cottage! We cannot wait to make our family and friends jealous with our photos...ok we might share so they can see for themselves! Love, love, love!
Such a lovely place to stay - ope to come again soon. A visual delight both inside and out. Wonderful to see the hares and guinea fowl from the barn and enjoyed the fresh eggs from the hens. So thoughtful to put the rustic chairs at the far end of the meadow overlooking the fields. Just perfect!
Very pleasant and comfortable cottage. Steve and Cherry make you most welcome. Was at Little Cote in May and find both cottages very enjoyable. All above and beyond ones expectations.
Skylarks is a delightful place to stay. The accommodation is excellent, beautifully furnished, lovely decor. It was an uplifting experience staying here. Gorgeous gardens and really enjoyed watching the bantams.
Wonderful, clean, bright cottage. A perfect stay. Another fabulous Grove Cottage that we have had the pleasure of staying in. Thank you.
What an amazing place to spend my 40th birthday! Our stay began with a warm, friendly welcome from Steve and the moment we stepped inside Skylarks we were entranced! It was exactly as described and much more! We have completely fallen in love with it and are ready to move in! Our boys loved exploring the garden and the maze. Needless to say we will be back again. Thank you for letting us experience this hidden secret escape and being so accommodating to our needs.
We really enjoyed ourselves - Skylarks superb - idyllic garden and paddock beyond!
Stunning cottage, wonderful location, five star comfort with an exotic evening chorus!
A lovely cottage, well presented in lovely surroundings away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to go exploring. Could not fault anything.
Lovely welcome, setting is lovely and cottage is well put together. Comfortable, cosy and relaxing. We enjoyed the garden, recommended walk and Wyken Hall farmers market. We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage has all the amenities expected. Fresh eggs yummy!
Our stay at Skylarks was amazing! The cottage is beautiful with lovely views of the meadow. The chickens and guinea fowl are a joy to listen to and watch. We had a great time and will definitely be back.
Lovely family retreat, thank you,
An oasis of calm and great for our hectic lifestyle!
Beautiful little barn in a quiet and peaceful spot!
One of the nicest cottages we have every stayed in. Cosy, homely, peaceful and beautifully furnished. Can't fault the place - can we buy it please??!!
Our second visit in six months. Skylarks is the perfect place to relax and unwind, we highly recommend it. We feel it would be hard to better the place.
What a lovely house and gardens. Perfect facilities for our long weekend, great welcome and hosts.
This is a most lovely and relaxing property in an ideal location. Every whim is catered for from the beautiful decor to the sumptuous and comfortable bedding and the cosy log burner. The welcome basket was both thoughtful and generous and we had a fabulous break away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. We will no doubt return again for our 3rd visit!
A perfect retreat - a real gem!
Wonderful cottage - brilliant views. Cosy feel. Very central for some lovely walks. High quality finish.
My wife and I were looking for a place not far from London, but with proximity to nature for our lovely dog to enjoy a getaway from the city. Skylarks is just a perfect place for that. The interior is very cosy and we are very satisfied with the whole experience.
Lovely cottage, well equipped, great few days.
Cherry & Steve have found the perfect balance, between Grove Cottage magic and the comfort and convenience of modern family life. Every detail has been considered, storage, surface space, layout and an absolute 5 star welcome basket!
Had a fab time, Steve and Cherry were great hosts. The cottage was immaculate and had everything we neded for an amazing and relaxing stay! We could not fault our stay here.
We really enjoyed our stay at Skylarks and everything was perfect!! We will definitely return sometime soon. The bed was so so comfortable, the best we have slept in! The cottage was beautiful and was so relaxing - nice to switch off from everything. Thank you very much for everything xx
The attention to detail is obvious. A very warm welcome and would love to come back soon.
Very peaceful, warm and cosy. A perfect late autumn break. Skylarks is a lovely place to stay, welcome basket was really great and much appreciated.
Lovely cosy cottage, great location. Lovely welcome pack. Hope to return one day.
Skylarks is a beautiful place in a lovely location. The welcome hamper is a thoughtful gift. Lovely gardens and meadow to stroll around in the evening. Perfect!
Beautiful and cosy little barn conversion, with brilliant facilities in a lovely quiet and scenic spot. Would love to come back in the summer.
An eclectic mix of old and new makes this the perfect place for a restful getaway. Beautifully decorated and furnished and spotlessly clean. Many thanks!!
Lovely barn. We have had a very restful few days with our dog.
Skylarks is a beautifully designed and furnished cottage. It was a delight to stay, with a wonderful welcome from the owners. If you're looking for somewhere to relax and unwind from city life, this is the place!
Skylarks is absolutely perfect. Every detail has been taken care of.
A lovely, idyllic location, with inbuilt entertainment from the guinea fowl.
A wonderful escape from the city. Beautifully furnished, lovely location.
Beautiful, peaceful and a perfect holiday cottage to have a relaxing and well earned rest. The cottage is furnished to a high standard and equipped with all you need for your stay. Absolutely stunning. Didn’t want to leave!
Lovely cottage, beautifully finished with everything you could possibly need. Great location peaceful and pretty. First class welcome basket. Thank you for a lovely time.
Skylarks is beautiful, charming and idyllic – definitely worth the four hour drive to get here. Skylarks is a beautiful cottage and the setting is quite simply idyllic. The welcome pack was plentiful and the quality was excellent.
What a beautiful cottage – so cosy and comfortable and also stylish. Lovely surroundings – very tranquil.
A great place to rest and refresh. The restored barn is tastefully designed, cosy and warm, in the beautiful Suffolk countryside.
Beautifully comfortable and cosy - wildflower meadow just lovely. The cottage is wonderfully warm and comfortable and so beautifully done!
Very cosy cottage, a fantastic week, despite the weather. Our girls loved the freedom and space of the gardens and wildflower meadow - especially looking for chicken eggs. A place to escape to and explore Suffolk from - we hope we have the chance to come back.
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