Grove Stamp 75

Cissy’s Cottage

Location: Aldeburgh
4 Star

With it’s own private Nature Reserve, on Suffolk’s unspoilt coast.

Cissy’s Cottage features a gorgeous wood panelled room and an ancient working kitchen range.

Cissy’s is a very romantic 17th Century Millers Cottage for guests who enjoy nature and period comfort.

Nestling beside its private Nature Reserve, and only a 10 minute drive away the seaside at Aldeburgh.


Cissy’s Cottage

Location: Aldeburgh

With it’s own private Nature Reserve, on Suffolk’s unspoilt coast.

Cissy’s Cottage features a gorgeous wood panelled room and an ancient working kitchen range.

Cissy’s is a very romantic 17th Century Millers Cottage for guests who enjoy nature and period comfort.

Nestling beside its private Nature Reserve, and only a 10 minute drive away the seaside at Aldeburgh.


The Experience - Self Catering At Cissy’s Cottage

With its own private Nature Reserve to enjoy, this very romantic Suffolk holiday cottage is a special treat.

Cissys was once a 17th century millers cottage in a little cluster of historic buildings.

Beverley & Martin the owners are avid antique collectors and have renovated and furnished this pretty cottage, with some very stylish furnishings.

See some lovely photos of the Nature Reserve.

The owners welcome their guests with a generous Breakfast Hamper including local bacon and chipolatas, eggs and bread. In season there are fresh herbs for guests to use including mint, thyme, rosemary, bay, lemon verbena, sage etc.  There are stocks of tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper and olive oil in the cottage.

Pets are welcome in this cottage.



Cottage Walk Through

Cottage Walk Through

Cissy’s Cottage has a beautiful interior and all the original historic features have been carefully restored.

You enter the small but practical kitchen which leads through to the hall and open plan dining area, from a pretty old cobbled courtyard with an original working water pump.

To the left of the hall is the bathroom with a Victorian roll top bath with ball and claw feet. Beside it is a steep winding staircase – for those guests who are less than able bodied this is not the cottage to choose, but for the rest it is just another beautiful feature. To the right of the hall is a nice sitting room with a stable door and gorgeous wood panelled walls.

The floor is made from original Suffolk white bricks and has a large antique rug to give the room a cosy feel. The ancient kitchen range which dates back to the 1700’s is still in use – light it and enjoy! Modern attractions like the TV are discreetly hidden behind inside the bread ovens that are built into the chimney – genius!

At the top of the stairs is a a twin bedded room through which you enter the master bedroom. This is a pretty common arrangement in very old houses and it’s Historic House Listing prevents any other layout. Cissy’s is a very special holiday cottage which is much loved by our guests; located in a coastal area and ideal for guests who enjoy nature. We provide bicycles for our guests to explore this lovely area without charge and we are happy to accept pets.

Cissy’s is in an isloted Regency Row attached to two small brick barns and a small rambling Regency house. This cluster of buildings is where the owners live and where they have created the 3 beautiful cottages: Cissy’s Cottage, Queenies Cottage and Laundry Cottage which was listed in The Sunday Times ‘Coolest 100 Holiday Cottages’.

The buildings are on the main access road to Aldeburgh, so it is a quick seven minute drive into what has been described as England’s best unspoilt Seaside Town but as it is a busy main road it’s not a road to walk or cycle on. If you use the Bikes supplied at the cottage you can access the small country lanes through the Nature Reserve.

The owners have carefully planned the three cottages, so all guests have privacy in their own little garden.

This is a special romantic cottage where you step back in time, and enjoy not just the beautiful interiors, but the peaceful Nature Reserve and the best of the unspoilt Suffolk Coast.

This is a tiny cottage and 2 adults and 2 children would just squeeze in, but an extra crawling ‘baby’ would be too much.

This cottage has a steep winding staircase and only the able bodied should consider it.

Please note that outside High Season this cottage offers a reduced rate for just two guests, who use one bedroom only.



There is a breakfast patio looking onto the central courtyard which has a picket fence to keep you dog or child from wandering off! Wisteria and clematis cover the walls.

There is also a private arbour garden for you at the end of the courtyard.

We also have a very ancient mulberry tree that guests can try in season.



Cissy’s is on the main access road into Aldeburgh, so those particularly sensitive to traffic noise may find a better alternative, but being in its own private Nature Reserve and a seven minute drive to Aldeburgh or Snape Malting this is a very special place to enjoy.

One of the main attractions to the lovely Cissys Cottage and this remote clutter of ancient buildings, is that you are located in the owners own private Nature Reserve.

A walk through the courtyard takes you into the Nature Reserve.

The owners have laid winding footpaths that meander around the escarpment meadow, the giant cedar trees and ancient oak trees.

Carpets of bluebells, primrose and daffodil fill the reserve in spring, which is also a haven for birds and wildlife.

You and your pets are very welcome to wander around and explore this beautiful reserve, and make use of the picnic tables and benches thoughtfully placed in idyllic locations.

There are maps in the cottage for you to find footpaths going to Snape Maltings, which is just 2 ½ miles away, the forests and the lakes, which lead to the Sea at Aldeburgh.

Green Credentials

The buildings have been restored/repaired using old timber, bricks and fittings sensitive to their historic setting.

The range fireplaces in both Laundry and Cissys Cottage were both historically reclaimed, as is the bath in Cissy’s.

Most of the furnishings are antique (re-used by generations) – predominantly oak and elm.

The initial supply of wood for the wood burners comes from our own woodland.

We have our own waste water system.

We are lucky enough to have a great selection of wildlife including badgers, deer, rabbits, bats, voles and moles.

There are numerous birds – owls, green and spotted woodpecker, thrush, long tailed, blue and great tits. chaffinch, night jar, robin and wren and many more. We also get passing pheasants.


Local Area

Aldeburgh is a quick seven minute drive away and is what has been described as England’s best unspoilt seaside town. it has some famous top class restaurants like The Lighthouse and The Wentworth Hotel as well as a host of others – a real foodies delight.

You are just 2 1/2 miles from Snape where the famous Snape Malting’s Arts, Crafts and Music Centre is, a really interesting place to explore its many shops and perhaps pick up a ticket for a concert or have an evening meal in one of their excellent restaurants.

The Tunstall Forest of UFO fame is close by and many guests enjoy walking round the lakes to Aldeburgh.

Aldeburgh is also where you can buy fish and crabs straight from the fishermen’s huts on the beach, there are unique walks from there along the famous Orford Ness Nature Reserve or beside the salt lakes to Thorpeness.

Cissy’s is perfectly situated to explore the famous local forests, and the pretty little seaside towns in this area.


Standard Inclusive Features

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, salt & pepper, sugar, herbs, tea, fresh and instant coffee, washing up liquid, cloths, general cleaning materials, etc.

Provisions: Beverley and Martin welcome guests with a complimentary Breakfast Basket which includes local bacon and chipolatas, eggs and bread. In season there are fresh herbs for guests to use including mint, thyme, rosemary, bay, lemon verbena, sage etc.

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: For adults and children. Please check with the owner that these are available before you arrive to avoid disappointment if they are in for maintenence

Babies: Cot and high chair provided in cottages accepting babies (please bring babies bedding).

Dogs: Water bowl and treat per dog is provided in cottages accepting pets.

The courtyard breakfast patio area can be completly closed off with picket fence and a gate but other guest will sometimes need to pass by and into the main courtyard. There is a private Nature Reserve that belongs to the owners and direct access to it from the cottage, which you and your dogs are invited to enjoy.

Dogs: Please refer to this web page All About Bringing Pets for charges Rules and how this cottage may suit your pet.



  • Barbeque
  • Bath
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Bikes Provided
  • Central Heating
  • Clothes Airer or Washing Line
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Washer
  • Cooker and Hob
  • Courtyard
  • Dog Friendly
  • Enclosed garden or large dog area
  • Freezer-compartment
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground Floor Bath
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • High Chair Provided
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Off Road Parking
  • Open Fire or Wood Burner
  • Shower, over Bath
  • Television
  • Towels Provided
  • Travel Cot Provided
  • Wifi



Trainline Journey Planner: Click Here

London Liverpool Street station – Saxmundham station (change at Ipswich) = 1 hr 51 mins

Taxis need booking – A2B 01728 633003 or Hart Cars 01728 602009 – 10 mins to cottage


What the Guests Say...

  • Monday, 6th May 2024, Freddie:
    We had a lovely stay at the cottage – very relaxed and the place was cosy and well-decorated.
  • Sunday, 14th April 2024, Adelaide:
    Cissy’s cottage might be mini but it’s packed with charm, character and inspiring touches.
    We had a wonderful weekend as a family of 4 in the cottage which was so warm and comfortable.
    Perfect for a family.
    We didn’t know the surroundings beforehand but the walks were from the door and just stunning – carpets of bluebells in the old woodland and lovely views.
    The local Snape Maltings was a treat to visit for shops and Cafes, and the Suffolk beaches were all so near and easy to visit.
    We will definitely be returning!
    Thank you!
  • Sunday, 31st March 2024, Ellie:
    We had a lovely time.
    The place was cosy and warm, charming and with everything we needed for our long weekend.
    Thank you!
  • Friday, 25th August 2023, Hannah:
    Wonderful, characterful cottage tucked away.
    Very quaint, quirky rooms, beautifully decorated.
    Although small, they had everything we needed to enjoy our stay.
    A great welcome basket on arrival and great comms with Beverly, the owner before arrival.
    Lovely countryside on the doorstep.
  • Monday, 31st July 2023, Genna:
    Cissy’s cottage had a lot of character and the hosts provide home comforts and a welcome package for guests upon arrival.
    The cottage, bedding and towels etc were all lovely and clean.
    The location is ideal as there is a nature walk, a farm shop a 5 minute drive / 20 minute walk away, and close proximity to lots of historic towns and coasts.
    Lovely stay and would definitely recommend for a break from city life!
  • Friday, 21st July 2023, Adrian:
    Lovely cottage, full of character a very relaxing place.
    The food hamper was particularly nice.
    A lovely holiday destination. Many thanks.
  • Sunday 25th June 2023, Helen:
    Beautiful cottage, exactly as described.
    The owners left a basket of goodies which was a wonderful touch!
    Gorgeous woodland walks on the doorstep and a very short drive to Aldeburgh, wish we could have stayed longer!
  • Sunday, 4th June 2023, Vivica:
    We add our name to the long list of very happy visitors.
    It has been a joy to stay here with our furry friends.
    Thank you!
  • Friday, 26th May 2023, Jennifer:
    Our stay in the cottage was wonderful!
    Such thoughtful attention to detail – a lovely hamper of food, local maps and all we’d possibly need.
    The cottage was cute and perfect for me and my husband and dog.
  • Monday, 8th May 2023, Tracy:
    A beautiful cottage, a little quirky and a step back in time.
    Absolutely wonderful.
    And very friendly hosts who supply a very generous hamper.
    Thank you so much.
  • Monday, 17th April 2023, Peter:
    A beautiful, cute and cosy cottage.
    The welcoming hamper is a lovely touch.
    We loved the style and details in the cottage.
  • Monday, 3rd April 2023, Jane:
    Lovely cottage, full of charm.
    Our hosts left a basket of goodies for our arrival which was a nice touch along with a vase full of fresh daffodils.
    Unfortunately it rained a lot during our trip but we still got out for a couple of walks in the area.
    I had hoped to spot more animals in the nature reserve but we were able to visit Easton Farm Park which is a short drive away to keep my five year old son happy.
    The place was clean with helpful amenities for the nights we cooked in.
    Overall a lovely stay, thank you!
  • Friday, 21st October 2022, Lynne:
    Everything was first class, we had such a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
    The welcome basket was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!
    Thank you very much!
  • Friday, 23rd September 2022, Carolyn & Paul:
    Cissy’s Cottage is the perfect base for this part of Suffolk.
    Easy to get to local villages. Snape Maltings is definitely worth a visit.
    Cottage is very comfortable, the bed was maybe the best we’ve ever had.
    Cosy, warm, everything we needed and a very generous welcome pack – just perfect.
  • Friday, 16th September 2022, Sue:
    Lovely cosy cottage, great location lots of special extra touches.
    Great weekend break, thank you.
  • Friday, 9th September 2022, Dalai:
    Great place to switch off and relax, also feels like going back in time, fabulous.
    Perfect place to switch off and relax, thanks.
  • Friday, 2nd September 2022, Sarah:
    Fabulous house, compact but beautiful!
    Fabulous hosts and wonderful grounds.
    Our 18 month old enjoyed every minute!
    Thankyou so much for such a wonderful stay!
    It couldn’t have been better from booking check in to check out.
  • Sunday, 14th August 2022, Farah:
    What a gorgeous cottage!
    We absolutely loved our stay.
    Such beautiful details in each of the rooms.
    We stayed as a couple with our 18 month old baby and his grandad and there was enough space for us all.
    We would love to return soon.
  • Friday, 15th July 2022, Christa:
    We have been visiting beautiful Suffolk since 2012, our children have grown up in the beautiful cottages rented from Beverley & Martin through Grove Cottages.
    The standard of care and quality of stay all exceptional.
    The surroundings all stunning and we always completely relax in the cosy beautiful cottages.
    We always feel right at home, everything one could possibly desire is available.
    The food basket and stocked fridge always give us our first feast.
  • Monday, 6th June 2022, Holly:
    We had a really lovely stay at Cissy’s Cottage.
    The cottage itself is beautiful with a pretty courtyard.
    Cottage has everything you need for a family getaway.
    Perfect location to explore the Suffolk coast.
  • Monday, 11th April 2022, Kiran:
    We loved the cosy cottage.
    Very peaceful and relaxing.
    The private nature reserve was a bonus.
    Excellent base for exploring.
  • Monday, 24th January 2022, Naomi:
    Beautiful cottage. A step back in time.
    We really slowed down whilst we were here and enjoyed the fire and the surrounding woodland.
  • Monday, 10th January 2022, Deborah & David:
    Cissy’s Cottage offers a wonderful  well being break.
    It is so cosy with all your needs catered for.
    The welcome basket is thoughtfully offered.
    The cottage and nature walks are highly recommended.
    Can’t wait to return.
  • Sunday, 2nd January 2022, George:
    Had a great time here.
    Lovely cottage, lovely people.
  • Friday, 22nd October 2021, Tim:
    Lovely house and garden, very relaxing, good location and a nice change from our busy lives
  • Monday, 18th October 2021, Beverley:
    We have had a splendid weekend – the cottage is beautiful and quirky.
    We were very impressed by the welcome basket and its contents.
    The facility to just walk out of the door and into fabulous woodland was an absolute bonus
  • Monday, 13th of January, 2020, Neil:
    We have both thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the cottage was exactly what we wanted, for a relaxing break post Christmas.
    No complaints whatsoever, it’s been a great stay and wouldn’t hesitate to return
  • Friday, 15th of November, 2019, Peter:
    Gorgeous character cottage, lots of attention to details. Such a comfortable bed! Visited the area many times. Perfect spot to stay
  • Monday, 11th of November, 2019, Alison:
    Enjoyed our break at Cissy’s Cottage. the best equipped cottage that we have stayed at, everything thought of.
    Wonderful welcome basket with quality produce.
    Great for our dog – straight out of the door into the nature reserve for lovely walks.
    Well situated cottage, with places of interest nearby.
  • Thursday, 24th of October, 2019, Charlotte:
  • Sunday, 6th of October, 2019, Dawn & Liz:
    It has all been fantastic, just the break that was needed
  • Sunday, 15th of September, 2019, David & Denise:
    A lot of thought and care has clearly gone in to providing a lovely holiday home and a good experience for guests.
    The welcome basket was hugely generous.
    Thank you
  • Friday, 30th of August, 2019, G:
    Great location with easy access to the beach.
    Beautiful countryside straight from the back door.
    Handsome cottage with period charm, but not twee.
    Received a very warm welcome with homemade cake and welcome basket, which made us feel at home straightaway.
    Would warmly recommend
  • Friday, 30th of August, 2019, Annapriya & Innes:
    Beautiful grounds and lovely cosy cottage.
    The welcome basket was great and the cake was delicious!
    Thank you for a fabulous holiday!
    The cottage is in a great location close to Aldeburgh and the Maltings.
    It’s great having the woodland walks on your doorstep.
    We will definitely come back for another visit!
    Thank you!
  • Friday, 19th of July, 2019, John:
    Fascinating cottage, very tastefully and thoughtfully furnished
  • Sunday, 19th of May, 2019, Danny & Bella:
    What a fantastic weekend we had staying at Cissy’s Cottage. The cottage is beautiful – full of quirky charm and character and a very cosy place to spend the night. How kind of you to leave so many delicious provisions! I have to confess the home made cake didn’t last long at all – so good was it that we each had two helpings within half an hour of arriving! You really made our stay feel extra special and we are most grateful. We would certainly recommend staying with you to friends and family and hope to be back soon
  • Sunday, 28th of April, 2019, Lucy:
    I will dream of the comfy beds, so snuggly our two little kids slept all night every night, such a treat for us! Everything was thought of, like we were in someones family home. From the Peter Rabbit mug laid with the amazing cake when we arrived, to the little bears and go carts we discovered. We will be back – thank you 🙂
  • Monday, 11th of March, 2019, Dave & Kelly:
    Fantastic cottage, very relaxing, cosy time. Many thanks!
  • Friday, 22nd of February, 2019, Carolin:
    We had an amazing time in this lovely cottage! Thank you for the cake and welcome pack. A perfect location to explore the local and wider area of Suffolk from.
  • Friday, 8th of February, 2019, Angela:
    A return visit to one of our favourite parts of the country. The dogs loved the walks. We loved the homemade cake and the cosiness of the cottage
  • Friday, 23rd of November, 2018, Trina:
    You both made me feel incredibly welcome and the cake was delicious!! Wonderful stay, thank you so much
  • Monday, 12th of November, 2018, David:
    A very relaxed weekend. Great location for walks, warm welcome. Everything we could have asked for to start off and enjoy 4 days in Suffolk.
  • Sunday, 28th of October, 2018, David & Nicky:
    This has been the most well equipped cottage we have every stayed in. Amazing welcome pack of goodies, with local sausages, bacon etc and delicious homemade cake. All exceeded our expectations.
  • Friday, 5th of October, 2018, Aiden:
    Our second stay at Cissy’s this time with our little Frenchie. We’ve been away with our dog several times and he has never been as relaxed as he was here. This cottage is so lovely and cosy I wish it were my own.
  • Friday, 28th of September, 2018, Jan:
    Not just a ‘rental’ cottage, Grove Cottages are ‘homes’ for holidays.
  • Sunday, 16th of September, 2018, Michelle:
    Cissy’s Cottage was a wonderful relaxing place to stay. Plenty of walks on your doorstep and the Nature Reserve was amazing. Thank you Martin & Beverley for such a great welcome basket – the best we’ve ever had!
  • Thursday, 6th of September, 2018, Jackie:
    Cissy’s Cottage is fabulous, so quaint and cosy. So very well equipped and perfectly furnished. Owners delightful, so helpful. Just perfect in every way
  • Sunday, 12th of August, 2018, Emily:
    We have just enjoyed a short break in Suffolk. We stayed at Cissy’s Cottage and it was a lovely little place. We were given a very warm welcome by the hosts including a plentiful breakfast pack. There was even some biscuits for the dogs! Great location of cottage, good to explore the area and many dog walks from the cottage. Cottage is cosy and compact but perfectly formed. It had everything we needed.
  • Friday, 3rd of August, 2018, Kate:
    A real ‘fairy tale’ cottage with everything you could wish for and we so wish we were staying longer! A lovely welcome, generous and delicious supplies and helpful tips on getting around. Many thanks.
  • Sunday, 19th of November, 2017, Steve:
    A wonderfully cosy cottage for an autumn retreat. Beautiful setting, really cosy place, easy access for all the places to visit
  • Sunday, 5th of November, 2017, Michele & Graham:
    Romantic cottage, full of charm and character, the best welcome basket!
  • Monday, 16th of October, 2017, Gillian:
    Cissy’s Cottage is a charming, relaxing little cottage. A wonderful welcome pack awaits you, we will recommend to family and friends. Yummy cake!
  • Friday, 29th of September, 2017, Maria & Don:
    Perfect cottage, ideal location, very cosy
  • Friday, 15th of September, 2017, Lucienne:
    Amazing cottage! Every last touch has been thought of. Really, really homely and not like a holiday cottage at all, like actually staying in someones home. Never seen such a well stocked kitchen with everything you need. The welcome hamper is the most welcoming I have ever come across, yummy! Will definitely recommend this special place.
  • Monday, 28th of August, 2017, Christa:
    We have stayed with Beverley & Martin for six summers. Their cottages are exquisite, in situation and taste. We feel at home here and look forward to this wonderful haven every year. How do you improve on on perfection?!
  • Sunday, 6th of August, 2017, Charlie:
    Stunning little cottage that was perfect for our little family. It was perfectly situated to see all the best bits of the Suffolk coast. The owners made us feel very welcome. The welcome basket was amazing!
  • Sunday, 30th of July, 2017, Helen & Pete:
    A very comfortable cottage, nice and toasty with the fire alight.The hosts were extremely accommodating. Cake was delicious!
  • Thursday, 27th of July, 2017, Alison & Keith:
    A quiet, peaceful retreat for time out or, a good centre for exploring the area.
  • Saturday, 22nd of July, 2017, Simon:
    Martin & Bev were delightfully quiet and unobtrusive – what a skill, all the delights and benefits without the intrusion. Lovely quaint cottage and all the facilities you need. Thank you
  • Sunday, 16th of July, 2017, Carol:
    Perfection! This delightful cottage far exceeded our expectations and was even better than appeared on line. We fell in love as soon as we trotted up the drive! Everything was spotlessly clean, crisp and good quality. Bev & Martin have thought of everything – superb breakfast hamper and treats, wonderful homemade cake, warm welcome, plentiful towels. Home from home – just perfect!
  • Friday, 7th of July, 2017, Roger:
    This is the second time we have stayed at Cissy’s Cottage. We’ve managed to go to places nearby and it does bring back a lot of lovely memories. The location is brilliant! The cottage is so lovely, so cosy, homey and welcoming with an excellent welcome basket. Everything is so well thought through, we don’t really want to leave! Excellent, cannot be improved!
  • Sunday, 18th of June, 2017, Katherine:
    Beautiful cottage with everything you could need. The place was spotless, the cake was delicious and the kitchen was really well stocked with utensils.
  • Monday, 29th of May, 2017, Joanne & Chris:
    We had a very relaxing stay at Cissy’s Cottage. The weather was wonderful. Our dogs were happy and we had every need catered for. The welcome from Martin & Beverley was fantastic! Everything was thought of and we can’t thank you enough.
  • Sunday, 28th of May, 2017, Simon & Barbara-ann:
    The cottage is wonderful and the little details; the decor, welcome hamper, tea waiting, sun loungers make it exceptional
  • Sunday, 9th of April, 2017, Jayne:
    A beautiful well equipped haven of tranquility, which was just what we needed.
  • Friday, 7th of April, 2017, Karen & Keith:
    Best welcome basket of all the cottages we have stayed in. It was all excellent and we look forward to visiting again. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and especially the early morning walks, in the woods.
  • Monday, 13th of March, 2017, Robert & Kelly:
    Cissy’s Cottage is a wonderfully nostalgic, welcoming and cosy home from home. Just he tonic for a weekend break. The welcome basket and cake were a really lovely surprise. It made our stay that bit extra special!
  • Monday, 27th of February, 2017, Simon:
    All totally lovely!
  • Sunday, 5th of February, 2017, Grainne:
    We have had a wonderful time in a beautiful, cosy cottage. The welcome was excellent. The welcome basket and home made sponge cake were an unexpected treat!
  • Sunday, 8th of January, 2017, Julie:
    Lovely cottage, very welcoming hosts. Afternoon tea was wonderful, can’t fault it. Lovely walks with the dog, love to come back in the summer with family. We just loved everything, so relaxing, warm, cosy and back to nature and such a comfy bed.
  • Monday, 12th of December, 2016, Paul :
    Grove Cottages are a cut above. Our expectations are high and Grove Cottages exceed these expectations. Would not hesitate staying in any of them. Everything was perfect.
  • Monday, 21st of November, 2016, Chris & Sharon:
    We loved the cosy cottage, so many original features and such a comfy bed! Wonderful soft furnishings – beautiful. Great walks for our pooches.
  • Sunday, 30th of October, 2016, Helena & James:
    Beautiful cottage, lovely hosts, serene setting and picturesque walks. Couldn’t ask for more. Perfect for a weekend away to recharge and reboot.
  • Friday, 21st of October, 2016, Lee:
    Lovely, welcoming and cosy cottage located perfectly. Great walks on the doorstep as well as a short drive from the local shops. Good heaters in every room ensuring you won’t be cold going into the winter months.
  • Sunday, 9th of October, 2016, Trevor & Julie:
    Cissy’s Cottage is the perfect location if you want to bring your dog with you. Fantastic walks on the doorstep and the cottage is cosy, very well equipped and located near lots of quaint villages and stunning coastlines.
  • Thursday, 22nd of September, 2016, Lucy:
    Beautiful cottage, fab location, lovely welcome basket and tea. Thank you for a lovely stay.
  • Sunday, 4th of September, 2016, Susan:
    Wonderful cottage. So cosy, arrived to lovely treats and heavenly beds. Outdoor breakfast and indoor dinner. An aesthetic treat of gorgeous colours, sensuous textiles and vintage details.
  • Friday, 2nd of September, 2016, Steve & Sarah:
    Lovely time, great location and grounds. Wonderful welcome basket! Wish we could have stayed longer.
  • Sunday, 21st of August, 2016, Jacky:
    Excellent holiday cottage – children loved the nature reserve.
  • Monday, 15th of August, 2016, Jenny:
    This spot in Suffolk has become part of the fabric of our family � this is our fifth stay with Martin & Beverly. Their cottages are so full of details lovingly and impeccably and maintained. Amazing hospitality!
  • Thursday, 28th of July, 2016, Caroline:
    Surrounded by history, but with all the modern conveniences you need for a relaxing and comfortable break. The welcome pack kept us going for a few days and we appreciated the well-stocked kitchen cupboards. This is an excellent location for all the Suffolk coast delights.
  • Sunday, 24th of July, 2016, Chris:
    Perfect every way. Great welcome, beautiful cottage � and the most generous and delicious welcome basket including the best cake EVER! Already planning to come back.
  • Monday, 11th of July, 2016, Ali:
    Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Wish we could have stayed longer.
  • Thursday, 7th of July, 2016, Kate & Justin:
    A beautiful cottage well-furnished and with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The welcome basket was bringing with wonderful treats and the Victoria Sponge was a real treat. The local area provided plenty of scope for walking, shopping, eating and drinking and the local produce was delicious. No doubt about it � we will be back!
  • Thursday, 16th of June, 2016, Jade & Robert:
    This was our first visit to Suffolk, and we have fully enjoyed ourselves. The cottage is perfect – well presented, fully equipped and the food basket was the the crowning glory on the top. Martin & Beverley are very welcoming, thank you for the tips on where to visit. I would fully recommend a visit to Cissy’s.
  • Thursday, 19th of May, 2016, Mike:
    Once again…..lovely! Attention to detail brilliant
  • Wednesday, 11th of May, 2016, Chris:
    Everything from the booking to departure was done with the customers satisfaction in mind
  • Monday, 25th of April, 2016, Mark & Emma:
    Our first Grove Cottage and as sure as eggs is eggs, it won’t be our last. What a lovely long weekend – beautiful bluebell wood, in touching distance of the amazing Snape Maltings, a short drive from the coast. All the ingredients for a fantastic weekend
  • Friday, 8th of April, 2016, Anne:
    Beautifully restored quaint cottage, with every comfort provided. Welcome basket and afternoon tea a wonderful surprise. The daffodil woods are an absolute delight – how we would love to take this walk home with us!
  • Friday, 25th of March, 2016, Jan & Pete:
    Perfect getaway with dogs in a beautiful cottage!
  • Sunday, 13th of March, 2016, Keith:
    A charming and evocative little getaway where you can walk through woods full of daffodils, cosy up inside or explore the many Suffolk towns and villages, each with it’s own personality. All creature comforts provided.
  • Sunday, 6th of March, 2016, Krystle:
    Perfect little cottage for a proper escape from London life. Couldn’t have asked for anything more. Breakfast basket was amazing and such a nice added touch. Will certainly be returning. Perfect little getaway – could have stayed much longer.
  • Sunday, 28th of February, 2016, Emma & Alan:
    We’ve had the most amazing weekend at Cissy’s – as soon as we stepped inside to find the table set for tea with Bev’s homemade sponge cake, we felt at home! The nature reserve full of daffodils in bloom was a delight, and what a treat to come back after a walk to be able to light the fire and snuggle down into the cosiest sofa ever. Definintely surpassed expectations – would thoroughly recommend.
  • Sunday, 7th of February, 2016, Dave:
    This is our third stay in one of Grove Cottages lovely Suffolk holiday homes. We love Suffolk, but the main reason we keep coming back are the beautiful cottages. They’re the best we’ve stayed in, in the UK.
  • Monday, 18th of January, 2016, Alice:
    A heavenly few days. It started with the warmest of welcomes and finished with two very happy and relaxed Londoners. Everything was brilliant from the breakfast hamper, the fire, the local tips and the stunning location.
  • Sunday, 10th of January, 2016, Ben:
    Thank you Beverley and Martin for such a warm welcome to one of the most beautiful cottages we have ever seen. The cake was delicious as was our breakfast basket! See you again!
  • Sunday, 8th of November, 2015, Caroline & Gareth:
    Cissy’s Cottage was one of the most beautiful and charming places we’ve every stayed. The welcome pack was great and had everything in it! The home made cake was delicious. A delightful and charming cottage set amongst gorgeous unspoilt countryside.
  • Friday, 6th of November, 2015, Kirsty:
    Very relaxing, great welcome – did us the world of good. It far excelled what we were hoping for and we had an amazing time. Thank you!
  • Tuesday, 29th of September, 2015, Emma:
    Small and perfectly formed � Cissy�s was lovely. Friendly and helpful owners � everything you need is there. Lovely welcome pack with local produce. Excellent space for dogs at the back of the property. Leading to woods. Great for the morning or evening walk.
  • Saturday, 19th of September, 2015, Ann:
    We were made to feel wonderfully welcome � a delightful cake and provisions for a country-style full English breakfast and more!
  • Friday, 14th of August, 2015, Ben & Liz:
    Great attention to detail � you even provided a baby towel for our grandson! Thanks.
  • Friday, 31st of July, 2015, Siedah:
    It was a quaint and very sweet cottage. The rooms are very nicely furnished and on arrival we were greeted with a lovely hamper of goodies, lovely visit.
  • Sunday, 28th of June, 2015, Ginny & Kelvin:
    Cissy’s Cottage is the perfect place for a relaxed romantic retreat. Beverley and Martin make us feel so at home and special, we will keep coming back. Our second stay was as good as the first.
  • Friday, 26th of June, 2015, Chrissy:
    We have been coming here for four summers in a row. Beverley and Martin have created an idyllic yet down to earth environmental place, we long to return to again and again. Every detail inside the cottages shows a perfected eye and the grounds are so magical, one expects fairies to appear at any moment. Our daughters believe this place to be enchanted. For us all, a true respite from our daily lives.
  • Monday, 22nd of June, 2015, David & Di:
    We came to Cissy’s Cottage to celebrate a special birthday and we have had a truly wonderful time. The cottage is very well equipped and we were left plenty of fresh local ingredients to make a perfect fried breakfast – the best I’ve tasted in years! Thank you for being thoughtful and helpful hosts.
  • Sunday, 31st of May, 2015, Chris & Sophie:
    Idyllic. Every comfort is thought of and every piece of furniture exquisite. We arrived frazzled and left relaxed from sea air, romantic interiors and the biggest, fluffiest beds ever! We’re only sorry not to have managed to finish Bev’s delicious Victoria sponge!
  • Wednesday, 27th of May, 2015, Sandra:
    The cottage has been lovingly restored and decorated. It is cosy but has everything needed. Couldn’t recommend it more.
  • Friday, 22nd of May, 2015, Leonard:
    Lovely cottage, the welcome pack was exceptional and over and above what we have received before. Would definitely use Grove Cottages again.
  • Sunday, 19th of April, 2015, Julia, Kemal & Cally:
    Cissy’s is beautiful – it’s like going back in time but without the grime and all mod cons! Cally especially enjoyed having n adventure in the nature reserve behind the cottage – collecting pine cones and calling down the rabbit holes! Marvellous cake, slept like a brick or a log or something!!
  • Monday, 9th of March, 2015, Sophie:
    Beautiful cosy cottage, wonderfully comfy bed and bath – so relaxing!
  • Monday, 2nd of March, 2015, Anna-Maria:
    Very cosy and comfortable cottage, beautiful countryside, and great walks by the sea.
  • Sunday, 22nd of February, 2015, Tracie & Russell:
    Amazing cottage, like stepping back in time. Very warm welcome – food basket and sponge cake very much appreciated.
  • Friday, 20th of February, 2015, Juliette & Matthew:
    We had such a wonderful time at Cissy’s Cottage. Tiny, beautiful, so well thought out, providing everything we needed. The welcome basket was very generous and the homemade cake sublime. Thank you x
  • Monday, 16th of February, 2015, Kelly:
    Lovely weekend, cottage is excellent, well maintained, has everything you need. A peaceful retreat.
  • Friday, 30th of January, 2015, Alex & Clarissa:
    Cissy’s Cottage was the perfect place for a peaceful, romantic weekend away. Curling up on the comfy sofa in front of the range, surrounded by Martin and Beverley’s lovingly tasteful decor, was a real luxury. Everything is in it’s right place, and the cottage feels like a real slice of rural history.
  • Monday, 12th of January, 2015, Jacqueline:
    Lovely warm, inviting cottage – thank you! The homemade cake was spectacularly delicious!
  • Monday, 29th of December, 2014, Petra:
    We have stayed at your beautiful cottages (Cissy’s and Laundry), a few times now and have got to know the various beauty spots of Suffolk really well. After long day trips, it always feels like coming home when we return to cosy cottages. We will be back – many times!!
  • Monday, 22nd of December, 2014, Catherine:
    Welcome basket superb. All other necessities where lovely. Cosy cottage, well placed for walks and pubs.
  • Monday, 24th of November, 2014, Charlotte:
    Cissy’s Cottage is perfect for a few days away, from busy city life. It’s cosy, we loved all the rooms, especially the living room with the wood burning stove. The homemade cake was delicious, as were all the other personal touches. All in all it was a wonderful long weekend, and feel we’ve been away for longer. Everything was perfect! We will be back to check out Laundry Cottage next time!
  • Monday, 20th of October, 2014, Mary Kate & William:
    Such a special cottage – so cosy and full of character. Every need catered for, we have had a lovely weekend.
  • Friday, 17th of October, 2014, James:
    Cissy’s Cottage more than met our expectations.It is a delightful cottage, a dream of a place to get away. We are looking forward to returning and have already recommend it to our friends. Thank you for much Martin and Bev!
  • Sunday, 12th of October, 2014, Jenine:
    Just perfect in every way – stunning! Perfect!
  • Thursday, 9th of October, 2014, Trevor & Justina:
    Cottage contains everything needed for a cosy short break. Warms up very quickly and bed very comfy! Beverley & Martin are extremely welcoming. The homemade cake is a lovely touch and welcome basket is very good.
  • Sunday, 21st of September, 2014, Janice & Ashley:
    Beautiful cottage, love the decor and ambience, absolutely fab stay. Beverley and Martin do a fantastic job. Above and beyond our expectations, will definitely be back. We have stayed in Laundry Cottage, so must do a hat trick with Queenies!
  • Friday, 22nd of August, 2014, Jordan & Beth:
    Beautifully clean cottage and a great hamper – the Prosecco was a lovely added touch. The advice we were given on getting around was greatly received – great walks and beaches. Everything was above and beyond our expectations, from the welcome, the beautiful hamper and all the additional advice. Everything was spot on.
  • Friday, 15th of August, 2014, Brian & Sue:
    We really appreciated the welcome basket and being able to bring our pet, Dash, who enjoyed his stay! Thank you for a lovely break and all your hard work into making Cissy’s is a lovely place to stay. Thank you for your warm welcome.
  • Friday, 1st of August, 2014, David & Joanne:
    Great welcome, great cottage, very relaxing.
  • Monday, 26th of May, 2014, Sarah :
    A very relaxed, comfortable cottage with everything you need – from herbs in the garden and a well equipped kitchen, to towels, high chair and cot for our baby – thank you. Perfectly located to explore the surrounding area. Cissy’s Cottage cannot fail to charm!
  • Sunday, 27th of April, 2014, Cleo & Mark:
    A gem of a cottage. Cissy�s gives you a hug each time you walk thought the door. Perfect location for exploring the wider area. Certainly begs a return!
  • Sunday, 20th of April, 2014, Claire:
    We had a fab time as always, your cottages are always gorgeous. Must come back and stay in Laundry Cottage.
  • Friday, 18th of April, 2014, Michael:
    All good! Welcome basket, very generous so many lovely extras. Kid�s books were wonderful!
  • Sunday, 13th of April, 2014, Tristan:
    Cissy�s Cottage is a picture postcard, perfect � dream home! A break away from the hectic world in an idyllic location, suitable for two adults, two children aged 6 and 8, and two extremely happy Springer Spaniels.
  • Monday, 7th of April, 2014, Ginny & Kelvin:
    A fabulous cottage and warm welcome from Beverley and Martin. Everything was delightful. We would recommend Cissy�s cottage very highly. Also very dog friendly.
  • Monday, 31st of March, 2014, Lynne & Paul:
    Welcome hamper fantastic � made a lovely breakfast and the cake went down a treat on late arrival.
  • Monday, 24th of March, 2014, Jonathan:
    The most charming and characterful cottage we have every stayed in with the best welcome and the most well equipped kitchen.
  • Friday, 14th of March, 2014, Ray :
    Only problem, our 4 day stay was not enough! Our feedback of ‘Excellent’ does not do enough justice – superb all round – other holiday venues could learn a lot
  • Friday, 7th of March, 2014, Philip:
    Just the sort of place we like.
  • Monday, 3rd of March, 2014, Lindsay:
    Lovely old style cottage in the spirit of the un spoilt Suffolk we explored. Great location between 2 magpies bakery in Southwold and Pump St Bakery in Orford. Both do great coffees and cakes; which we had plenty of. Very much loved the bed, really comfy and lovely bedding.
  • Friday, 21st of February, 2014, Sam:
    I have been looking at this cottage for a few years and having high expectations, I hoped it was everything I dreamed of. It certainly was – especially the personal welcome, the food basket and especially the cake.
  • Friday, 21st of February, 2014, Peter:
    Excellent as before – the best welcome & basket of provisions.
  • Saturday, 15th of February, 2014, Glen:
    A totally fantastic weekend very comfortable and warm. The welcoming was better than the finest hotel. The bed warm and soft. This has been the best weekend break I have ever had.
  • Monday, 10th of February, 2014, Ann:
    A beautiful cottage. Great attention to detail, very comfortable, stunning location . Very helpful hosts � we had a lovely time.
  • Monday, 3rd of February, 2014, Laura:
    Perfect cottage. Excellent location, wonderful hosts. Clean, cosy, perfect. Loved it and will absolutely come back.
  • Monday, 20th of January, 2014, Di:
    Loved it. Peace and quiet � the best Cottage I�ve stayed in. Attention to detail the welcome hamper was such a lovely touch.
  • Monday, 30th of December, 2013, Hollie:
    Very cosy, would highly recommend.
  • Saturday, 12th of October, 2013, Graham & Lucy:
    Really great walks right from the door.
  • Sunday, 22nd of September, 2013, Chris:
    Lovely homely cottage, felt at home the second we walked in. Thank you for a lovely weekend break!
  • Friday, 13th of September, 2013, John:
    Great cottage. Perfectly situated for the wood, walks, beaches and pubs.
  • Monday, 26th of August, 2013, Catrin:
    Cissy’s is a beautiful cottage, a step back to the old days. Its perfect for a short break in a lovely part of Suffolk. Martin was very welcoming, he gave us lots of tips of where to go and see. I would recommend to anyone.
  • Tuesday, 20th of August, 2013, Stephen:
    Truly excellent service from Martin and Beverly, nothing was too much trouble – even provided a hose when we needed to wash the dog (on our request not theirs).
  • Friday, 16th of August, 2013, Judy & John & Bruno:
    Lovely time had by all especially Bruno as it took seconds to the nature reserve and all those rabbit holes to explore! Wonderful cottage, caring and charming hosts. We look forward to coming to enjoy the range in the Winter.
  • Friday, 2nd of August, 2013, David:
    Absolutely fabulous! You must try Cissy’s cottage, unusual and unique.
  • Friday, 2nd of August, 2013, Toby & Emily, William & Samuel:
    A beautiful cottage, I wish I could live here … We have had a lovely time here and only wish we could stay longer.
  • Monday, 22nd of July, 2013, Sarah & Tim:
    Such attention to detail, everywhere in the cottage there are special touches and beautiful things.
  • Sunday, 14th of July, 2013, Colin & Lorraine:
    Excellent. Cottage very clean. Lovely cottage very quaint. Dog friendly. Walberswick nice little village, can walk to Southwold.
  • Sunday, 7th of July, 2013, Barbara:
    Although small the cottage is full of lovely and interesting decorative pieces and period features which make it so special. We loved our stay here and the wonderful weather was the icing on the cake. Many thanks for the thoughtful hamper and the delicious cake � much appreciated.
  • Monday, 1st of July, 2013, Martin & Lisa:
    The little touches such as the welcome basket and provision for our child were beyond expectation. A beautiful cosy and well organised cottage.
  • Saturday, 29th of June, 2013, Chris:
    Just to say we enjoyed our stay at Cissy�s Cottage very much. Particularly writing to say how great Martin and Beverley were. Just lovely and so helpful. The welcome pack was amazing.
  • Sunday, 23rd of June, 2013, Christine & Susan:
    Exquisite authentic cottage with some lovely historically touches.
  • Friday, 14th of June, 2013, Lisa:
    We have had a lovely couple of days. It was all very last minute � we only decided to go away 24 hours before we set off. Very relaxing.
  • Friday, 14th of June, 2013, Lynne & Gordon (plus Molly & Basil the dogs):
    We spent a few days at Cissy’s cottage and we cannot find the right “superlatives” to say how fabulous it was. The cottage was everything we had hoped for and certainly lived up to the promises of the website….. and beyond. It was the most delightful venue for us and our two dogs and an excellent base from which to explore Suffolk – our first “proper” stay there.
  • Thursday, 30th of May, 2013, Jane:
    Cissy�s Cottage is a true gem. Perfectly situated to get to all the wonderful places Suffolk has to offer. The cottage itself is perfect, the attention to detail is sublime and so hard to leave. Also I�ve never had a welcome from owners quite like Martin and Beverly. The welcome basket was out of this world. 5 days is just not long enough!
  • Friday, 24th of May, 2013, Neil:
    Very nice setting, with gentle walks all around. Ideal host, very informative of local places of interest, cottage very period and cosy. Sitting near the Range Fire eating Beverley�s delicious Victoria Sponge cake was a dream!
  • Sunday, 19th of May, 2013, Karen & Chris:
    The attention to detail in this and the other cottages, is second to none. You thoroughly have thought of everything. Stunning place to stay.
  • Friday, 10th of May, 2013, Fiona:
    We recently spent 3 nights at Cissy�s cottage (May 3rd-5th) and had a wonderful time. The cottage was gorgeous, very clean and wonderfully equipped. Great attention to detail was given to our welcome; a food hamper, heating on, a freshly baked cake and music playing. It was such a treat to find such a lovely cottage that accepted dogs. We shall certainly book again.
  • Friday, 10th of May, 2013, Piyush & Akansha:
    Perfect for relaxing holidays, beautiful cottage & country side. Hosts are very nice and helpful….. Enjoyed a lot….. Definitely wants to come again soon….
  • Friday, 10th of May, 2013, Beth & Allie:
    Cissy�s Cottage has been all that we�d hoped it would be! A story book cottage of immense charm, filled up with all the character you hinted at in advertising � and then some! Absolutely every comfort has been foreseen and provided for, so that two weary trans � Atlantic travellers were made to feel as though we�d arrived home to Grand-mother�s cottage, complete with flowers in a vase a heavenly home-made cake, generously stocked larder, hot water bottles, the coal fire laid in the antique hob, and sumptuous feather bed beneath the rafters. Our only complaint is that it�s SO HARD to leave!
  • Friday, 10th of May, 2013, Beth & Allie:
    Cissy�s Cottage has been all that we�d hoped it would be! A story book cottage of immense charm, filled up with all the character you hinted at in advertising � and then some! Absolutely every comfort has been foreseen and provided for, so that two weary trans � Atlantic travellers were made to feel as though we�d arrived home to Grand-mother�s cottage, complete with flowers, in a vase a heavenly home-made cake, generously stocked larder, hot water bottles, the coal fire laid in the antique hob, and a sumptuous feather bed beneath the rafters. Our only complaint is that it�s SO HARD to leave!
  • Thursday, 18th of April, 2013, Peter & Cathy:
    We have had a really lovely stay � the cottage is so charming and comfortable.
  • Friday, 22nd of March, 2013, Simon:
    It is difficult to find a better equipped base for a holiday which is comfortable.
  • Friday, 15th of March, 2013, Hilary & Robert:
    Lovely cottage and relaxing say. We would come here again.
  • Monday, 11th of March, 2013, Tom:
    A lovely cosy cottage close to Aldeburch, Snape.
  • Wednesday, 12th of December, 2012, Derec & Jenny:
    Absolutely delightful cottage. Beautiful furnishings and fabrics. Martin and Beverley so welcoming with tea and cake and overflowing goodie basket. An awful lot to thought has gone in to making guests comfortable. We were lucky to be able to spend Christmas here and hope to return in 2013
  • Saturday, 8th of December, 2012, Charles:
    Such a beautiful cottage bursting with character and stunning furnishings. Beverly and Martin could not have been more welcoming and the welcome basket and delicious the freshly baked cake exceed our expectation. We will most definitely be recommending Cissy�s Cottage!
  • Monday, 3rd of December, 2012, Rebecca & Joe:
    A wonderful stay as ever. Highly recommended for a peaceful cosy break!
  • Friday, 9th of November, 2012, Neil:
    A quant romantic cottage in a beautiful area what more could you ask for?
  • Monday, 5th of November, 2012, Michael&Sue:
    A lovely cosy cottage in an ideal location for the coast and visiting local places of interest especially south world
  • Friday, 2nd of November, 2012, Rosalinda&Jason:
    I’ve been waiting to visit Cisy’s for over 5 years and I was so happy to be finally sitting here with my husband and our 7 year old sun in front of a roaring fire, quietly reading, writing and drawing. It couldn’t be any more perfect
  • Thursday, 18th of October, 2012, Wilsn:
    A lovely quiet cottage, lovely restored. Bewerley&Martin have been thoughtful in providing everything you may need. A relaxing break, and well situated to explore the many places around.
  • Monday, 15th of October, 2012, Sue:
    Our second visit and no disappointed – lovely comfy cottage everything is thought of – especially the welcome cake
  • Monday, 17th of September, 2012, Tim&Karen:
    A wonderful experience – amazing attention to detail in every way.
  • Friday, 7th of September, 2012, Kerry&Robert:
    Cissy’s Cottage was a wonderful experience. Very compact but equipped with everything you need. Lovely warm welcome from the owners. Beautiful home made cake and welcome basket with quality produce was lovely. 5 star quality cottage. We loved every minutel
  • Friday, 31st of August, 2012, Phil:
    Have had a great relaxing time in a very cosy cottage.
  • Monday, 27th of August, 2012, Tracey&Steve&Bob&Joyce:
    An outstanding, peaceful and idyllic cottage. Everything exceeded our expectation. Thank you, we will be back!
  • Friday, 10th of August, 2012, Emilia:
    We had an enjoyable time in your cottage. We had wonderful weather all week long and we enjoyed the cake
  • Monday, 6th of August, 2012, Sarah:
    From the moment we arrived to the moment we left it really was perfect. Thank you so much!
  • Friday, 3rd of August, 2012, Hilary:
    A lovely period cottage with private comfort in an excellent location
  • Friday, 20th of July, 2012, Max&Sarah:
    The lovely welcome from Martin save us.
  • Friday, 20th of July, 2012, Mandy:
    Cissy’s cottage is a real gem, beautiful cosy cottage with an amazing interior. Very warm welcome from Martin, wonderful goodies basket and delicious cake
  • Thursday, 12th of July, 2012, Trish:
    This is a really lovely cottage well situated.
  • Thursday, 21st of June, 2012, Lois&Graham:
    The perfect Get Away. A charming cottage with a great welcome
  • Monday, 11th of June, 2012, Ellie:
    Everything was perfect. Planning another break in 2 weeks. But which cottage shall we choose?
  • Monday, 11th of June, 2012, Mel&Pet:
    A lovely character cottage, everything you need is here.
  • Tuesday, 5th of June, 2012, Nora&Gerry:
    Lovely cosy cottage, lots of walks and place�s to see nearby, lovely nature reserve just outside the garden
  • Friday, 18th of May, 2012, Sally:
    Exquisite, cosy cottage. Perfectly decorated � such attention to detail
  • Friday, 6th of April, 2012, Philip&Kathy:
    We adored the creativity throughout shown both in the fabulous furnishings, as well as maximising the space so amazingly. The quirky and eclectic ornaments, fabrics and furniture really added to our enjoyment, plus the generous welcome food pack for both us and our dog. We felt very welcome and comfortable here
  • Monday, 20th of February, 2012, William:
    Such a wonderful cottage. One of the best we have stayed in. Thank you for everything !
  • Friday, 17th of February, 2012, Jackie & Arnoud:
    Chocolate box authentic cottage. Every detail has been seen to and there is nothing wanting. The cottage is a real home, fully equipped kitchen. The comfort of the bed, the amazing living room to relax in- just what one needs being 8 months pregnant!
  • Monday, 6th of February, 2012, Eric :
    Everything you might need without all the 21st century gadgets. A cottage with a great sense of history set on the ridge of a hill with an enjoyable walk across old fields to Snape and The Golden Keys Pub for an Adnams pint. Lovely !
  • Friday, 20th of January, 2012, Lynn & Mark:
    Exceeded all our expectations. Attention to detail is outstanding.
  • Friday, 6th of January, 2012, Holly and Chris:
    Great cottage, ideally located for exploring the sights and attractions of the Suffolk coast.
  • Friday, 25th of November, 2011, Tess and Phil:
    Beautiful cottage. Perfect for exploring the Suffolk coastline.
  • Sunday, 20th of November, 2011, Lynne & Darren:
    Everything was perfect. Cissy’s cottage is adorable- the welcome and goodie basket, not to mention the yummy cake, makes us feel special. Thank you so much.
  • Friday, 11th of November, 2011, Frank:
    The Grove Cottages – what a fantastic discovery. The greatest medication I know. If you reach the point when you just need a moment to rest and escape from the world, then a visit to one of The Grove Cottages is the perfect solution.
  • Monday, 7th of November, 2011, Nicola:
    Fantastic cottage to visit and stay in. Perfect for 2 people and a 4 legged furry friend. We loved the kitchen range, roll top bath and the height of softness of the bed. The Nature Reserve beyond the grounds is magical and beautiful in the autumn sunshine.
  • Sunday, 30th of October, 2011, Heather and Andrew:
    A beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. The flowers, hamper and home made cake, made us feel very welcome. Will be back!
  • Sunday, 23rd of October, 2011, David and Jules:
    Cissy’s Is a beautiful little cottage, so cosy and warm. It is also beautifully placed next to the Suffolk coastline.
  • Monday, 19th of September, 2011, Helen and Murray:
    We have enjoyed this dog friendly cottage and the surrounding area. Aldeburgh, Snape and Southwold are all charming.
  • Sunday, 28th of August, 2011, Ella:
    Gorgeous cottage – on idyllic retreat in the beautiful countryside.
  • Thursday, 25th of August, 2011, Sue:
    Everything and more that you would want from a cottage holiday.
  • Sunday, 21st of August, 2011, Catherine:
    We have enjoyed every moment of staying at Cissy’s Cottage. Every need was met and more ! It has made our wedding anniversay weekend one we will never forget.
  • Friday, 12th of August, 2011, Sally & Bill:
    Cissy’s Cottage is a treasure. We have had a blissful time relaxing in Suffolk. Cissy’s is so clean and well equipped but the best thing is it’s old worlde charm. What a delight ! The best cottage that we have ever stayed in.
  • Sunday, 24th of July, 2011, Sebastian :
    Very nice cottage. We had a wonderful time.
  • Sunday, 26th of June, 2011, Debbie:
    Lovely welcome basket – the cake was great and we took a piece with us on our travels each day. It was so nice to find the washing had been taken in whilst we were getting drenched on our walk.
  • Friday, 3rd of June, 2011, Hannah:
    Idyllic cottage and grounds with lovely places a short drive away and lovely walks on the doorstep.
  • Monday, 16th of May, 2011, Stuart:
    Gorgeous cottage in an idyllic setting. Lots of special touches and a delicious cake was ready for us on arrival. We wouldn’t hesitate to come back.
  • Friday, 13th of May, 2011, William:
    We have enjoyed every moment of our stay. Anyone wanting a relaxing break should come to Cissy’s Cottage.
  • Monday, 2nd of May, 2011, Margarita:
    Wished we could have stayed longer in this gorgeous cottage. Everything was perfect for our weekend stay. You cannot fault the attention that Bev and Martin put into their cottage. We’ve now stayed at Queenies and Cissy’s – just Laundry Cottage to go and we’ve done the full set!!
  • Monday, 25th of April, 2011, Nicki:
    A charming beautifully furnished tiny period cottage, fantastic welcome with lovely touches. The surrounding area is not only beautiful but has a lot to offer from food to beaches and walks. The woods at the back of the cottage are stunning.
  • Friday, 22nd of April, 2011, Lulu and Jess:
    A very special little cottage with wonderful attention to detail. The best equipped and easily the smallest kitchen I have ever found outside my own. Lovely warm welcome and hamper much appreciated, as was gorgeous cake.
  • Sunday, 17th of April, 2011, Grace and Pippa:
    The cottage was lovely – it was like stepping back in time. Very thoughtfully decorated and attention given to every detail.
  • Sunday, 10th of April, 2011, Susan:
    Arriving to a freshly baked cake, a fire ready to light and sunshine to top it off. This place is more than a touch of class, it’s a total gem!
  • Thursday, 31st of March, 2011, Clare:
    A lovely, homely cottage with lots of character. We had a very relaxing break.
  • Friday, 25th of March, 2011, Roy and Margaret:
    A charming little cottage furnished with imagination and a careful eye for comfort.
  • Monday, 21st of March, 2011, Carmen and Nicola:
    A wonderful idyllic place. Nice to see a cottage with true traditional character perfect place to stay when you need to get away and relax from the hustle and bustle of modern day life. Will definitely be coming again. Cake and hamper on arrival was a lovely thoughtful touch.
  • Sunday, 6th of March, 2011, Rachel and Dan:
    What a lovely cottage with beautiful attention to detail. We’ve had a wonderful relaxing time taking a break from everything before the birth of our twins.
  • Monday, 28th of February, 2011, Tom and Katie:
    Cissy’s Cottage is utterly lovely, attention to detail perfect. From the moment we walked in it felt like home.
  • Sunday, 6th of February, 2011, Tony & Jane:
    Perfectly located for great local markets and restaurants. A lovely part of the country.
  • Friday, 28th of January, 2011, Julie:
    This is our 2nd stay with Grove Cottages. The cottages always have character and a few extra special touches. The Welcome basket is always 1st class with fresh food items and essentials for a hearty breakfast included.
  • Monday, 27th of December, 2010, Mark and Cary:
    Beautiful cottage – everything about it was lovely. When we arrived with our epic amount of germs, Beverley took one look at us and returned with honey, lemon and whiskey! This is not to be underestimated, it saved us! I don’t imagine you will advertise that this cottage as comfortable to be ill in but what as achievement in comfort!!
  • Friday, 26th of November, 2010, Una:
    We had a fantastic week at Cissy’s Cottage – we could only just tear ourselves away from the open fire to discover the delights of Suffolk. Minsmere nature reserve was a highlight of the week, although the cottage definitely gets top marks!
  • Friday, 12th of November, 2010, Marilyn and Jim:
    Beautiful cosy cottage in great location. Our dog loved it!
  • Monday, 8th of November, 2010, Stephanie & Colin:
    Very cosy cottage.Great warm welcome with cake and tea, music on, flowers on the table- Lots of nice touches
  • Friday, 29th of October, 2010, Suzanne and Paul:
    A perfect cosy place to stay. So clean, everything here to make the holiday as pleasurable as possible. Outstanding cake – delicious welcome gift!!
  • Friday, 22nd of October, 2010, Clare and John:
    Perfect for a peaceful break. Welcome pack and cake were a lovely touch.
  • Friday, 22nd of October, 2010, Kevin:
    We have had a lovely 5 days. the cottage was so cosy and friendly. The goodie basket, flowers and cake on arrival made us feel very welcome. The cottage was so clean and full of happy atmosphere.
  • Friday, 15th of October, 2010, Rob:
    Lovely place, very cosy, particularly loved the living room.
  • Monday, 11th of October, 2010, Laura:
    Felt at home straight away. Perfect balance of modern comforts, while still feeling like an authentic, period cottage. All very natural and not overdone at all. A real gem. Hosts could not be more friendly.
  • Friday, 8th of October, 2010, Heather:
    Most relaxed cottage that we have stayed in – no “petty rules” which is unusual these days. Very cosy in the damp weather and so lovingly restored and furnished. The dog chilled out too.
  • Monday, 20th of September, 2010, Dawn and Paul:
    Cissy’s Cottage is stunning and beautifully presented – we were made to feel very welcome and just wished we had booked for longer!
  • Monday, 6th of September, 2010, Jacqui:
    Lovely home from home. Excellent presentation – welcoming.
  • Friday, 13th of August, 2010, David and Marilyn:
    Cissy’s Cottage has been a wonderful relaxing place to celebrate our Ruby Wedding Anniversary! Every detail has been thought through to make our stay comfortable – even down to dog treats!
  • Friday, 6th of August, 2010, Nadine:
    Lovely welcome with homemade cake that the children loved. martin was a lovely host.
  • Friday, 30th of July, 2010, Lorraine:
    Wonderful weekend, very clean and cosy.
  • Friday, 16th of July, 2010, Carole:
    We have really enjoyed our stay at beautiful Cissy’s. Been to this area many times, but only just discovered Orford and Framlingham. We leave chilled out!
  • Friday, 9th of July, 2010, Alan and Carole:
    Wonderful little cottage, owners made us feel very welcome. Lots of extra little touches (lovely cake). Our cocker Spaniels ‘Bramble and Beri’ were made to feel at home. Stunningly restored cottage.
  • Monday, 28th of June, 2010, Edward:
    It is difficult to find beautiful cottages that take dogs! Thank you so much for making the whole family feel so welcome. Ruby hoovered up all of the dog biscuits – thank you!!
  • Friday, 25th of June, 2010, Laura:
    A beautiful and lovingly restored little cottage, which really felt like slipping back in time. Surrounded by lots of things to do locally and some wonderful cuisine. Thankyou so much for the delicious cake, which we have completely finished!
  • Monday, 31st of May, 2010, Paul and Kay:
    Beautiful character cottage, very relaxing and romantic! Can’t wait to come back again.
  • Friday, 7th of May, 2010, Lynda:
    It’s the perfect place for a quiet, peaceful break. A charming cottage, like stepping back in time. We had a lovely time.
  • Monday, 19th of April, 2010, Andrew:
    It’s been a pleasure staying with Grove Cottages again. Ourselves and our dogs have once again been made to feel most welcome.
  • Friday, 9th of April, 2010, Chris:
    Don’t change anything – it’s perfect !
  • Friday, 2nd of April, 2010, Sue:
    As ever a wonderful cottage especially the tea and cakes! Peaceful and rested.
  • Friday, 12th of March, 2010, Tim:
    Everything was lovely and we had a wonderful time. Thank you.
  • Friday, 12th of March, 2010, James:
    We had a lovely stay at this beautifully restored cosy cottage. You appreciate its homeliness and the ‘old-world’ atmosphere more each day you’re here. The attenetion to detail makes it a special place.
  • Sunday, 7th of March, 2010, Edd:
    Thank you for a wonderful break. The cottage was picture perfect and we wish we could stay longer! We would highly recommend a walk through the nature reserve. Martin will gladly give you directions. Thanks again Martin and beverley.
  • Friday, 26th of February, 2010, James and Victoria:
    I was brought to Cissy’s to celebrate my 30th. Absolutely amazing! It’s been my best birthday present ever !
  • Monday, 22nd of February, 2010, Stuart:
    Fulfilled all our expectations and more. Adults, kids and dogs had a fantastic stay. Very warm welcome, especially homemade cake and crumpets, enjoyed by all !
  • Friday, 19th of February, 2010, Sue, Bill and Louis:
    Beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean – welcoming touches really nice.
  • Sunday, 14th of February, 2010, Carl:
    Cissys Cottage is beautiful, we had a wonderful Valentines weekend away! Would definately consider returning.
  • Monday, 8th of February, 2010, Charles and Tina:
    A wonderfully relaxing stay at Cissy’s. The cottage was almost as warm as the welcome we received on our arrival. Great cottage, we only wish our stay had been longer.
  • Sunday, 31st of January, 2010, Ross and joanne:
    A delightful little cottage that takes me back to past.
  • Monday, 21st of December, 2009, Stephanie:
    The magic of christmas came a week early for us at Cissy’s Cottage. Snow and a beautiful cosy cottage.
  • Friday, 27th of November, 2009, Simon and Gill:
    Warm welcome, totally relaxing week-end.
  • Monday, 16th of November, 2009, Sally:
    Our stay in Cissys was wonderful and it truly is a beautiful cottage in a lovely area. Fantastic week.
  • Monday, 16th of November, 2009, Tara and Gavin:
    Lovely early morning walks and relaxing in front of the range in the evening sets the backdrop for a perfect relaxing break. Wonderful touches from the hosts, including some of the best cake we have ever eaten.
  • Sunday, 25th of October, 2009, Ally and Simon:
    Beautiful cosy cottage. Very welcoming and a huge amount of care has been taken to ensure you have a lovely relaxing break.
  • Sunday, 11th of October, 2009, Stephanie:
    One of the most beautifully presented cottage we have stayed in. Beverley and Martin have thought of everything to make us welcome.
  • Monday, 28th of September, 2009, Nicole and Patrick:
    We had a fantastic time at Cissy’s cottage. Well equipped and very cosy. Beautiful part of the country.
  • Monday, 21st of September, 2009, Andy and Helen:
    A cosy, traditional cottage with some really homely touches, and surprisingly well equipped for such a small space. Particularly welcome were the homemade cake, breakfast goodies, and practical baby provisions. And the dog was delighted with his treats too!
  • Sunday, 20th of September, 2009, Erika and Simon:
    We found our perfect escape – a beautiful cottage in wonderful countryside, and so near the sea ! The best of all worlds. Excellent hosts and too good not to return !
  • Monday, 14th of September, 2009, Catherine and Richard:
    A fantastic little period cottage with plenty of original features. Everything provided for a great stay, even afternoon tea on arrival, which was a nice touch.
  • Friday, 11th of September, 2009, James and Stuart:
    A very pleasant, relaxing few days in a well appointed and comfortable cottage. many thanks
  • Monday, 7th of September, 2009, Craig:
    Lovely cottage. Love somewhere with so much history. I am from New Zealand so this place was here before we were even discovered!
  • Monday, 31st of August, 2009, Bob and Vicki:
    A charming character cottage, very cosy and welcoming.
  • Thursday, 27th of August, 2009, Peter:
    Wonderfully generous welcome and welcome pack and a cottage stacked full of extras!
  • Sunday, 23rd of August, 2009, John:
    The cottage was beautiful and romantic. We loved the decor. Martin and Beverley are extremely friendly and welcoming and their welcome basket was divine, especially the cake!
  • Friday, 21st of August, 2009, John and family:
    Beautiful cottage, fantastic welcome. So much to see and do, we ran out of time.
  • Friday, 7th of August, 2009, Paul and Sally:
    Grove cottages are providing a service which is second to none in the holiday cottages market. We loved Cissy’s cottage!
  • Monday, 3rd of August, 2009, Santiago:
    We loved it. Apart from all the character of an old country cottage, it is so well equipped as to fulfill every possible need. Gorgeous surroundings and so close to Suffolks best landmarks! Glad to say it exceeded our expectations.
  • Friday, 31st of July, 2009, Tracey Dawson:
    Great location with loads to do. Perfect cottage with great features.
  • Monday, 27th of July, 2009, Sue:
    A fairytale cottage in ‘Many’ ways.
  • Monday, 6th of July, 2009, Cathy and John:
    Cissy’s Cottage is so beautiful, takes you back in time, so cosy and relaxing and what a welcome, table set for tea with delicious home made cake. We think it is one of the best cottages we have holidayed in – would reccomend to family and friends.
  • Friday, 3rd of July, 2009, Ron and Brenda:
    The hosts, the cottage, everything was perfect. If you want to explore, Cissy’s cottage is ideal. If you want to just chill out it’s ideal, infact it’s perfect.
  • Monday, 15th of June, 2009, John and Sharon:
    The nature reserve at the back of Cissys Cottage is wonderful for dogs!
  • Monday, 20th of April, 2009, Samantha and Tim:
    With the nature reserve at the back of this cottage I would say it’s the perfect spot for visitors with young children. Cissy’s sets a very high standard for ‘Grove Cottages’, our quest is to now visit the other cottages you have. If thay are all as good as this we will be back every year.
  • Tuesday, 14th of April, 2009, Adam:
    What an amazing cottage, it has everything you could wish for. The attention to detail makes the difference, a warm welcome by the owners with freshly baked cake and tea, flowers and lovely biscuits for the dog. He loved it and so did we.
  • Sunday, 1st of March, 2009, Fatima & Glen:
    What an amazing weekend; a perfect welcome; wonderful hospitality and the most beautiful cottage – we look forward to returning!
  • Sunday, 22nd of February, 2009, Sonal:
    Better than home!!
  • Monday, 16th of February, 2009, Suzie:
    We couldn’t have dreamt of a cosier cottage to stay in for a relaxing weekend away.
  • Friday, 30th of January, 2009, Glen & Sue:
    Cissy’s Cottage takes you back in time. The perfect cottage and setting to relax, walk and explore.
  • Monday, 5th of January, 2009, Joanne:
    Idyllic country cottage; all our expectations exceeded. A wonderful way to welcome in 2009!
  • Monday, 15th of December, 2008, Trevor & Roy:
    This cottage is everything you could hope for when looking for a weekend retreat. It’s like entering an enchanted world.
  • Monday, 1st of December, 2008, Kristin & Paul:
    Cosy, welcoming ~ all that we could ask for in a weekend break. Wish we could stay longer!
  • Friday, 28th of November, 2008, Jen & Martin:
    The warmest, cosiest cottage, ever!
  • Sunday, 23rd of November, 2008, Jeremy & Natalie:
    Wonderful bolthole in this Winter Wonderland!
  • Monday, 17th of November, 2008, Clare & Tim:
    Birthday Surprise. Wow. Beautiful cottage, beautiful part of the country. Try the bike ride to Snape for Sunday Papers. If you read the guest comment book when you arrive – you know you’ll have a fantastic stay!
  • Friday, 14th of November, 2008, Steve & Georgina:
    Had a lovely few days. Thank you for your special attention to detail. Very comfortable. Lovely welcome on arrival.
  • Friday, 26th of September, 2008, Jane:
    We have never left a place feeling so relaxed. In fact, I
  • Friday, 19th of September, 2008, Terry & Nicky:
    What a brilliant week. Cissy
  • Monday, 15th of September, 2008, Deryn:
    A comfortable & welcoming cottage from a different world!
  • Thursday, 21st of August, 2008, Mr & Mrs Kay:
    Wonderful welcome, including cream tea on arrival as well as a beautiful breakfast basket! Many thanks to Beverley & Martin for sharing their gorgeous cottage with us. Highly recommend The Crown Inn near Snape Maltings; lovely people running a lovely pub, serving locally sourced fresh food including salad leaves from the primary school & pork from pigs beside the pub !
  • Friday, 15th of August, 2008, Kathryn:
  • Thursday, 7th of August, 2008, Sandra:
    A wonderful cottage in a perfect location; history and luxury combined!
  • Thursday, 7th of August, 2008, David:
    Amazing, traditional, kept beautifully !
  • Tuesday, 17th of June, 2008, Sue & Steve:
    A real find!! Lovely cottage, lovely atmosphere, beautifully restored and with a wonderful welcome pack to get started. We will be back!
  • Tuesday, 17th of June, 2008, Kate & family:
    A brilliant family holiday kicked off perfectly with a beautiful base from which to roam. No attention to detail was missed!! Thank-you.
  • Wednesday, 4th of June, 2008, Jack & Cassie:
    Everything and more that we could possibly wish for. A wonderful romantic cottage, and such a warm welcome. A shame it had to end so soon  cant wait to return!
  • Wednesday, 4th of June, 2008, Michael & Sharon:
    My husband and I came out here for his 50th Birthday; its the best birthday present he has ever received. We would recommend definitely to everyone we know, that really needs to de-stress!
  • Tuesday, 3rd of June, 2008, James & Donna:
    Cissys Cottage is perfect, a fairytale place to stay, sweet, cosy and beautiful. From the stunning countryside to the thoughtful touches  everything is here for a magical break from everyday life. Thank you for sharing it with us.
  • Monday, 19th of May, 2008, Michael & Sharon:
    My husband and I came out here for his 50th Birthday; its the best birthday present he has ever received. We would recommend definitely to everyone we know, that really needs to de-stress!
  • Friday, 14th of March, 2008, Eric & Maria:
    Comfortable place to recharge the batteries!!
  • Friday, 25th of January, 2008, Anna:
    A lovely, quaint, cosy cottage with beautiful features, everything supplied that is needed for a great holiday. Didnt want to leave!!
  • Friday, 25th of January, 2008, Vicki:
    The cosiest cottage I have ever stayed in – I don’t want to leave!!
  • Saturday, 12th of January, 2008, Jonathan:
    Beyond excellent in all departments!! Thank You So Much!
  • Sunday, 18th of March, 2007, Paula:
    A Perfect break to celebrate Mothers Day. Cissy
  • Friday, 15th of April, 2005, Jeff:
    Beautiful and idyllic
  • Sunday, 13th of February, 2005, Peter & Sarah:
    Superb cottage!! Hard to fault!! Everything you could need



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