|Location of the cottage:||Great Maplestead|
|Number of bedrooms:||1|
|Children / Babies:||No / babe in arms only|
|Arrival days (changeover):||Monday, Friday|
|Pets:||2 (small to medium sized dogs please)|
A Rural, Romantic Retreat
This lovely cottage is in a particularly pretty rural setting close to Castle Hedingham, with great walks right from your doorstep and local nearby pubs.
The Stabes is a 17th Century, Grade II listed farm building and has recently been very sympathetically restored with many original features and exposed beams.
All prices include VAT and everything written below:
Kitchen: All cottages are complete little homes and facilities include modern central heating, refrigerator, hobs, oven and / or microwave, toaster, crockery and serving dishes, cutlery, many utensils, fire-extinguisher, lots of pots and pans, glasses and mugs, kettle, coffee maker, teapot, kitchen towels, oven gloves, olive oil and vinegar, salt and pepper, sugar, herbs, tea, fresh and instant coffee, washing up liquid, cloths, general cleaning materials, etc.
"Welcome Pack": Contains all the freshest ingredients for a 'proper English breakfast': eggs, bacon, butter, some tomatoes, fruit, a lemon, a litre of milk and a loaf of fresh local bread.
Bathroom: Soap, fluffy cotton towels, bath mats, shaver point, toilet brush, toilet roll.
Bedroom: Cotton bed linen, wardrobe with coat hangers / chest of drawers, iron, ironing board, hairdryer.
Living room: If your cottage has an open fire or stove then a basket with firewood and a bucket with coal will be provided free and more will be available at cost and there will be firelighters provided, TV, please note there is no DVD player in this cottage, 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 maintenence.
Baby: Cot and high chair provided in cottages accepting babies (please bring baby's 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.
Gainsborough Health Spa is offering 15% off all treatments and spa day packages and 33% off day passes.
Just Mention The Grove Cottages when you book.
Our "Welcome Pack": Contains all the freshest ingredients for a 'Proper English breakfast': eggs, bacon, butter, some tomatoes, fruit, a lemon, a litre of milk and a loaf of fresh local bread.
Cottages with open fires are supplied with a complimentary first load of fuel after which you can buy more using an honesty box.
Most cottages also supply Bikes free of charge unless it is stated that no bikes are available.
Enjoy the hedonistice pleasures of a Massage or Beauty Therapist treatment at your cottage to smooth away those stressed nerves.
Now every place we have reviewed will come up in order of distance from your cottage
Assington Mill runs some very interesting Rural Arts and Craft Courses from Gilding and Bee Keeping to Coracle and Straw Bale house building.
Important moments slip by so quickly. Capture them in a relaxed portraiture session in the comfort of your own holiday cottage.
While you are staying with us why not have a special treat and go Sailing for the day.
London Liverpool Street station - (change at Marks Tey) Sudbury station = 79 mins
Sudbury Town Taxis 01787 377366 - 15 mins to cottage
Hi Mark We have had the most perfect stay there this weekend. I have never not wanted to come home on any trip except for here. So wanted to leave a review as below. Thanks to you all. If you want pure escapism, The Stables is the place to stay. A very warm welcome from the owners, Sara and Rob and the cottage is just beautiful. Very very peaceful, cosy and very comfortable. It has everything you need for your stay with a brilliant farm shop just a few minutes drive away. Perfect for taking your dog too - contained garden and plenty of routes to walk for hours. We without doubt will be returning for a longer stay next year. I can not recommend this gem enough! And the welcome breakfast basket along with all of the special smaller finishing touches made this stay perfect. I simply did not want to leave... Thanks Mark and will be in touch when we rebook. I have had this saved to my iPad for nearly 2 years! I have looked at ALOT of dog friendly cottages and none of them touched this one. Just perfect Lorraine and Neil (and Maggie the dog)
Thank you for a lovely stay. A quiet, cosy cottage which provided the perfect base to travel and see family and friends. We would definitely stay again - thank you Sara.
Beautiful cottage, we wish we could have stayed longer! We celebrated our second wedding anniversary having been married in nearby Bulmer. We are still big fans of the area and love to explore. Thank you for being so welcoming and helpful and for the lovely hamper.
Lovely airy cottage with great light throughout. Weather changed frequently this week and the heating was easy to adjust. Interesting walks and towns to visit nearby with helpful information from Sara to find them. We too are fans of the farm shop! The cakes in the coffee shop are divine and the English wine collection is impressive. Highly recommended.
Thank you so much for an amazing stay. So many thoughtful touches and a beautifully decorated space, to spend quality time together. We loved the breakfast hamper and even went and visited the farm shop that you recommended. Barkley the dog loved his first trip away and loved wandering around the fields chasing rabbits!!
A perfect winter getaway cottage. Warm, cosy and spacious. Also very quiet except for the sound of the wind and rain! Thank you for the welcome basket
Such a lovely cosy place, it froze and it snowed but we were oblivious to all that. Time here was too short.
A beautiful place for a country getaway. Very cosy and tranquil. A lovely place to celebrate a birthday! Thank you
A wonderful, cosy, relaxing stay. Thank you
We had a relaxing and enjoyable stay, lovely walks straight from the door. The welcome basket is a really thoughtful touch. Thank you.
A very comfortable stay and everything we needed. Thank you very much, we appreciated the generous welcome basket too.
Thank you Sara! The cottage is just beautiful and we've enjoyed our stay immensely. A perfect escape from it all.
Beautiful cottage, exactly what we hoped for. Quiet, homely and truly relaxing. Would love to come back one day.
Our stay at The Stables was our dream weekend; we felt completely disconnected and enjoyed every minute of our peaceful retreat. It is located in a very secluded area and the cottage is really cosy with a nice fireplace and a really beautiful layout. We explored the surrounding are on the bikes provided and made the most of the pretty little towns around and the good pubs. Sara was very helpful and provided us with a lot of information about things to do, places to eat etc.
We spent New Year in this very cosy comfortable cottage. A terrific layout and another super Grove Cottage. We feel extremely rested before we head back to our daily routine. Many thanks for a a lovely cottage which we have been able to enjoy immensely.
Wow!! What a very beautiful, cosy, romantic cottage. We've spent a great Christmas here. Love the bedroom, the bed i so comfortable. Love everything - what a warm welcome. Thank you for the plant and Christmas card wishes, such a lovely idea. Had some good walks here and the weather has been good. Freezing at night and sunny days - love everything and have to come back one day.
Our second stay here as we also came in December 2014. Have loved it just as much the second time round. The peaceful location and the log burner are just what the doctor ordered for our 23rd wedding anniversary.
Our thanks to Sara for the warm welcome, the fresh flowers and the breakfast basket. We have really enjoyed our stay in this cosy yet special cottage, delightfully decorated. There is so much to explore around here. Enjoy exploring.........
Many thanks Sara for the welcome basket - a great start! The cottage is comfortable and well appointed. We have enjoyed this peaceful location visiting places that remind us of a much missed bygone England - Castle Hedingham, Clare, Dedham and Kersey. We also enjoyed a couple of footpath walks from the cottage, it reminds us of what being English is all about. Best wishes.
Such a beautiful cottage! Have loved exploring Suffolk from here and returning each day, it's been a real joy! Plus the scrumptious hamper and fresh flowers - very much appreciated. Many thanks.
Thank you so much for a lovely few days at The Stables. Blessed with extraordinary weather we have done some lovely things and go home with good memories. Thank you.
We can't quite believe our little stay is over. We've had a lovely time and as long as you are happy to have us back then we would love to come back?! By far the best cottage and grounds we have stayed in. Many thanks again for a wonderful stay.
Very peaceful. Lovely situation. The welcome basket was a very nice touch. A very delightful cottage - dogs loved all the walks, slept like a log every night!
We’ve had a delightful holiday in this beautiful and cosy cottage, Had some great walks exploring this part of england. Thank you Sara for the tasty welcome hamper!
Great place to spend our second anniversary. A log fire makes the Stables even more magical. Found some real hidden Gems.
Usual high standard we have found with your other cottages we have stayed in. Warm welcome, excellent location.
Had a lovely stay at the Stables! Really cozy cottage and Sara was really accommodating, thanks so much. Its well equipped, beautifully decorated, and located in a very isolated/rustic setting which was exactly what I wanted!
We had a lovely relaxing weekend in this beautiful cottage. Very well kitted out and the welcome basket was very generous and delicious! Many thanks.
Lovely relaxing weekend in a cosy cottage, much enjoyed the warming log burner.
Great stay, great local area, lovely people, would definitely stay again.
A brief stay, but very pleasant. We would certainly come again. Many thanks
A lovely peaceful location, beautiful accommodation, comfy, warm and tranquil in lovely countryside. Our dogs had a great time and so did we !
Lovely cottage, well equipped within reach of pleasant places to eat in the evenings. Especially welcome was the 'welcome basket' for breakfast!
We have had a wonderful stay in the most delightful location. So cosy and peaceful and with lots to offer near by. There is nothing more we could have asked for and to top it off we had a lovely hamper on arrival. Thank you so much for such a pleasant stay we will definitely be recommending the stables !
We have really enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage. It is so warm and cosy and allowed two overworked people to chill out. We would recommend a stay at The Stables to anyone - we've had a great stay here. The welcome basket is the best. Sara and Rob are so friendly and accommodating.
The Stables is a really attractive holiday home - great location, stylishly furnished and well equipped.
We loved every minute. The stables is such a special place to stay; so beautifully decorated, so perfectly situated and just that bit different from your average holiday cottage. We will definitely be back!
We had a great time staying at The Stables last week. The accommodation was exactly as described with a generous sized bedroom and excellent facilities all round. It was a lovely quiet location handy for popping off to explore Essex & Suffolk. Sara was most friendly and helpful with great ideas for visiting and eating in the area. The welcoming pack contained local produce of top quality and generous in content. Welcoming indeed. I think you may have gathered we kind of like this place. Many thanks to Sara for a great stay and to Grove Cottages for the excellent standards you promote. We shall be back!! Best wishes to all. Rod & Chris
A wonderful place to stay – instant relaxation – delicious chocolate cake! So comfortable, particularly with the woodburner. A lovely area to explore and enjoy
Wonderful break at The Stables. The cottage was very pleasant, cosy and clean. We would definitely recommend The Stables and will return in the future.
This is a lovely, comfortable cottage. Every thought has been put in to providing everything you could want including homemade cake and welcome basket. This is our 3rd stay at different Grove Cottages and as always the standard is extremely high.
Perfect for a relaxing break. This is our first visit to a Grove Cottage, and if the Stables is typical we look forward to visiting many more.
Warm welcome from owner. Lovely cottage all our needs. Quiet and scheduled within short drive and amazing trees.
The Stables, was a lovely relaxing, warm, place to stay and felt very welcome and their knowledge of local areas was helpful and places to eat well recommend. Very nice homemade cake and log burner fire to take chill off Autumn nights.
Our welcome was warm and generous. The accommodation was very very comfortable with a tasteful ambiance. Delicious food.
A truly luxurious cottage, with a warm welcome and an amazing welcome basket! Perfect in every way.
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