Dons Barn definitely has the WOW Factor.
This is a very special place that is a joy just to be in. One of our most popular and romantic cottages which has bags of style and laid back period features.
Dons Barn definitely has the WOW Factor.
This is a very special place that is a joy just to be in. One of our most popular and romantic cottages which has bags of style and laid back period features.
Award : 4 Star GOLD VisitEngland
Dons Barn definitely has the WOW Factor. The cottage has been given a Gold Award by the Tourist Board for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service for every year since 2009.
It was originally a winnowing barn built in the 1700s and has been converted into a cosy cottage. It has an impressive view across the orchard garden and fields beyond, through the massive oak barn door windows. You can watch the sun setting from your bed on the galleried first floor.
Superfast Broadband is supplied to this cottage.
Cottage Walk Through
Cottage Walk Through
As you enter the main room to this lovely cottage, you see in front of you the lovely millstone built into the breakfast bar. A whole slice of tree was used for the work top showing the ‘waney edge’ of the tree on both sides.
There is a Belfast sink and gas hob with an electric grill and oven. Beyond the Millstone is the main room with its massive inglenook fireplace and enormous Kilim covered Knoll Sofa, almost a room within a room! You can hide away from the world and cosy down for a romantic afternoon in front of the roaring log fire.
The end of the room is dominated by the wonderful roof to floor handmade oak windows which cuts through the bedroom floor above. We have created a handmade iron balcony which affords lovely views straight from the bed across the orchard gardens and fields into the setting sun.
With its old ‘Suffolk White’ brick floor, soft red brick walls and lime-washed paintwork; this cottage has all the ingredients for a wonderfully cosy and relaxing atmosphere. Dons Barn is one of six cottages that make up the Old Grove Farm which dates back to the 1720s.
Dog owners please note there is an acre of dog exercise Orchard and meadow at Dons Barn along with a pretty Dog washing station for muddy doggies including white fluffy towels ! – plus there are footpaths directly from the cottage into open countryside with a lovely dog friendly pub just a 15 minute walk away.
Up to 2 well behaved dogs are always welcome, it costs £20 per pet for up to 7 nights. please refer to this webpage All About Bringing Pets for charges, rules and how this cottage may suit your pet.
You enter the cottage through a small herb garden, you are welcome to take any herbs you wish.
There is a mature orchard garden at the front of the cottage where guests can laze around under the apple and pear trees and have a BBQ in summer. There’s a table and chairs directly outside the cottage.
We have a large central courtyard where you can unload your car when you arrive. The courtyard has a large open sided historic ‘Cart Lodge’ barn where guests can pull out a BBQ or just sit under the fairy lights and and watch the night skies.
A second barn contains bikes for guests to use, a coal bunker and log pile for guests to purchase fuel – (don’t worry the cottage is warm and cosy with its central heating alone).
Behind the ‘Cart Lodge’ barn in a second orchard garden where we have established some peaceful, private areas with tables and chairs. This is an ideal dog exercise area – next to it is a large off road car park.
You can walk directly from the gardens onto footpaths leading to the church, pub or circular countryside walks.
The South Suffolk Cycle route runs past the cottage.
The Old Grove Farm is set in open countryside and is made up of brick buildings in a E shape, which were once a farm workers cottage, winnowing barns, dairies and bakeries.
It has a large central courtyard with a long barn creating a double quadrangle. The buildings are now converted into six lovely holiday cottages with individual entrances from different areas and surrounded by gardens and orchards. This is where our business started and where we are based.
While being right in the countryside, we are not cut off from civilisation and a 5 – 10 minute car drive will get you to shops and supermarkets, cafés, swimming pools, museums and the river Stour.
Good pubs are all around us and our local which is ¾ mile walk across the fields, has it’s own micro brewery and a selection of the best beers and ciders – The White Horse Edwardstone.
Dons Barn is a very special place that is a joy just to be in. Perfect for a couples romantic getaway.
This building dates back to 1700 and is renovated and repaired with traditional and reclaimed original materials, like the ancient reclaimed wood, doors and beams, traditional lime plaster and paints, original Suffolk White floor bricks, locally sourced timber and locally fired or reclaimed bricks.
We operate or own Clear Water Treatment plant which biologically cleans all our waste water to such a pure degree that it can be discharged back into the environment.
We use many ecover products whenever possible.
We encourage guests to explore the local area by bicycle (we have bikes for guests to use free of charge) or foot.
Guests can take fresh herbs from our herb garden and fruit from our own apple, pear, plum and quince trees – some of these trees were thought to be extinct, but we have them!
We sometimes keep bees and have many flowering plants to encourage them to our gardens.
We share our grounds with bats, badgers, foxes, hares, rabbits, deer and an amazing array of birds – from buzzards and owls to blue tits, goldfinches and woodpeckers: all these animals and more find food here and shelter in our hedges.
The tiny Village of Kersey, which is widely regarded as Suffolk’s prettiest village, is a leisurely 10 minute bike ride down the lane from us. Luckily it has an excellent pub right by the ford for thirsty cyclists!
Supermarkets and shops are within a 10 minute drive.
The famous village of Lavenham – Englands best preserved Medieval Village’ is just six miles away.
There are many great gastro pubs like The Crown Inn and The Angel in Stoke-by-Nayland and the The Swan in Lavenham.
Our local pubs like The Lindsey Rose or The Kersey Bell do excellent food and are charming and dog friendly.
Our favourite is Number 10 in Lavenham which is a wine bar which does really good food and is happy with doggies in the restaurant, bar, courtyard and garden.
This area is amazingly rural and untouched by city life, with tiny single track lanes leading nowhere or to a pub, footpaths galore and tiny Medieval Villages where time seems to have stood still.
If you are staying for more than a weekend then a day out at the unspoilt Suffolk Coast is always a lovely trip.
The coast starts just 30 minutes away near Colchester or Ipswich and our favourite beaches and places on the coast are between 50 – 70 minutes away, places like Pin Mill, Nacton, Levington, Orford, Aldeburgh, Dunwich, Southwold and Mersey Island.
The nearby villages of Long Melford, famed for its setting for the Lovejoys TV series, Nayland, sitting prettily on the river Stour, Polstead, with its bluebell wood and impressive views over the Box river valley, are all close by and there are many more tiny villages with lovely walks and pubs to explore.
Although this cottage is near London, this is an area you can feel a million miles away from City life and really relax and enjoy just being part of.
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.
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 Logs and coal are available at cost – a packet of firelighters will be provided. TV, books, games, magazines, local brochures, OS and other maps, folder with our special ‘What To Do’ insiders-guide to the local area.
Bikes: Please check with the owner that these are available before you arrive to avoid disappointment if they are in for maintenance
Washing: There is a washing machine and dryer in the walk-thru which is for the use of the 6 cottages on the old Grove Farm. There are also deck chairs and rugs for the garden.
Baby: Cot and high chair provided in cottages accepting babies (please bring babies bedding).
- Bed Linen Provided
- Bikes Provided
- Cats Accepted
- Central Heating
- Clothes Airer or Washing Line
- Clothes Dryer
- Clothes Washer
- Cooker and Hob
- Dog Friendly
- Enclosed garden or large dog area
- High Chair Provided
- Internet Access
- Iron and Board
- King Size Bed
- Off Road Parking
- Open Fire or Wood Burner
- Shower, Walk In
- Smart TV
- Towels Provided
- Travel Cot Provided
What the Guests Say...
We had the most amazing, relaxing stay.
Dons Barn has the Wow factor as soon as you walk in.
The most cozy, romantic and lovely place.
We are already looking at dates to come back in the Summer.
Amazing cottage and amazing location, looking forward to coming back!
The cottage was very cosy and ideal for a romantic getaway.
Mark was really helpful and was always available to answer questions.
Perfect place for a weekend away in the countryside
Mark was a fabulous host.
He’s the uncle I never had but always wanted.
Such a lovely host and a beautiful place.
Loads to do and such a romantic weekend/midweek stay for us.
So clean, extremely comfortable and cosy, loads of local information.
Mark, you are a legend.
The perfect little romantic getaway.
Dons Barn is a lovely cosy cottage with great character.
Mark was very welcoming and there were plenty of logs for the fire, fruit from the orchard and bikes for exploring.
Cosy Cottage full of character.
Perfect for a relaxing break with plenty of great walks and Pubs nearby.
Absolutely perfect romantic getaway.
What a stunning place to stay.
And we have got to find a sofa like that – just gorgeous to sit on together.
We love Dons Barn, perfect for a couple with a dog to get away.
The surrounding area is beautiful but the Cottage is so cosy you don’t want to leave.
Dons Barn and the beautiful grounds and good amenities has been a great place to stay.
It has been a great place to base ourselves as we explored the surrounding countryside.
The River Stour is perfect for a spot of swimming.
The place was very clean, well laid out.
The grounds are lovely, and we enjoyed picking plums, pears and apples to eat.
Thank you for a beautiful stay.
The cottage was comfortable and so special in all the little details.
We had a restful and lovely time!
A perfect getaway for those who enjoy the outdoors and you can bring your cat.
A beautiful little cottage that we absolutely loved staying in.
What a perfect place to enjoy a short break whilst seeing friends in the area.
We had a very warm welcome from Zuzi and all our needs were catered for – very comfortable bed, peaceful, charming interior design, plenty of maps and helpful literature.
We’d love to return.
We had a wonderful time. The barn is a beautiful relaxed space to unwind. Thanks very much.
Loved sitting in the Orchard.
Lovely beds – so comfortable.
Glorious views from the front windows, Loved the sofa and enjoyed sitting on the sunny terrace for supper.
As always, an amazing and relaxing stay. Lovely cottages, we’ll be back.
We had a lovely, tranquil stay here. Just what we were looking for – cosy, quirky and well placed for all we wanted to see and do locally.
We had the most wonderful time with our puppy Pedro at Dons Barn.
The surroundings are perfect for the dog to explore and for us to have a restful break from London.
Thank you !
Characterful Cottage – Lovely position – Very peaceful.
Welcoming hosts – clean and well appointed.
Comfortable bed – good shower – hot water.
Great base for exploring.
All the little ‘Eaxtra’ ie: bikes, BBQ’s, wood,etc are a bonus.
Very attentive host on hand for all information.
Cottage delivered in every way.
A beautiful place.
Incredibly well kept with all the nice creature comforts a guest could ask for.
An excellent Welcome from the Host too.
I would highly recommend this to others.
We had a wonderful stay in Dons Barn – the whole experience was excellent: the space is uniquely designed with a cosy homely feel with large floor to ceiling windows that brings the beautiful outside surroundings in. We loved it and so did our 1 year old little boy and 3 year old Labrador. The outdoor space is amazing – the barn overlooks fields with dog walks literally from the house and there is a large orchard for walking the dog on-site. Mark was super responsive and helpful showing us round and suggesting walks / places to visit and there is a local pub / brewery is close walking distance. Would totally recommend.
We’ve had the most wonderful stay at Dons Barn.
The Barn itself is beautiful, with a lovely kitchen/lounge area and large fire, perfect for evenings.
The bed was also really comfortable.
The grounds are also beautiful.
Dons Barn has floor to ceiling windows, allowing you to enjoy the view of the lovely garden & paddock.
Mark was also really welcoming & accommodating.
Thank you for a great stay.
We would highly recommend a stay here !Monday, 17th April 2023, Jackie:Loved our short stay here. Cottage is a delight, bed so comfy! Will be back.
Loved our stay with our baby, dog and cat! Thanks Mark.
The cottage is absolutely beautiful, clean, warm and cosy. Thank you for an amazing weekend. X
Lovely cottage in beautiful setting. Mark was very helpful on check in with tips and advice on local pubs and walks. Fireplace was beautiful and very welcome on the cold winter evening. Would definitely recommend.
Dons Barn is a fantastic place to stay! Great location, warm and inviting decor, everything you need is provided. Would highly recommend it.
Dons Barn is a cosy and beautifully presented cottage, we have been at complete ease and comfort here. A great place to disconnect and recharge. Grove Cottages don’t disappoint in creating special places.
Lovely warm stay – as warm as the generous welcome. We’ll be back.
This is our seventh visit to Grove Cottages and we have also stopped in the other cottages which Mark & Zuzi advertise. Our first stay in Dons Barn – a strong contender for my favourite alongside The Bakery, but all the cottages are lovely.
The most welcoming R&R after a busy Christmas.
Brings us such joy to be here at the farm, each cottage bringing it’s own sparkle and uniqueness.
Have visited many times, never disappoints, will continue coming back as Grove Cottages, especially the farm has it all!
We loved our stay and are leaving fully relaxed and regenerated for the New Year!
Our best Christmas ever spent in a beautiful, cosy and romantic cottage surrounded by outstanding natural beauty.
Look forward to returning in the future to continue with the fabulous walks and peace and quiet.
Absolutely wonderful stay in the cosiest cottage! Exceeded expecttions. Thank you!
Dons Barn has a very special place in our hears.
It’s a perfect escape and our second time here, we love it so much we will be back again.
Cosy, relaxing and authentic at an affordable rice. Will be back and bring the dog next time.
Beautifully presented cottage in a peaceful and tranquil spot in Suffolk.
I daren’t tell anyone else about it!
Beautiful barn in a lovely area
Thanks so much for such a peaceful, relaxing stay. What a beautiful place this is. So beautiful we didn’t feel the need to go anywhere else. We simply stayed here x
Great place, we will be back
Dons Barn is a lovely cottage set in beautiful countryside. It is homely, cosy and had everything we needed. We very much enjoyed our 9 day holiday. Thank you
Clean, comfortable cottage. We’d definitely return for another holiday in this lovely area.
Perfect weekend escape from London. The cottage is even better than in the picture and we love the surroundings. Thank you for hosting us with our 2 year old daughter who had so much fun.
Beautiful romantic cottage perfect for a short stay to recharge and explore beautiful Suffolk
What a perfect escape from our hectic city lives. After 15 months working through this pandemic, being able to relax and recharge in such a gorgeous setting was exactly what we needed! Thank you!
Great little cottage feel to Dons, well fitted out and a great location. We loved hunkering down by the log fire while a storm raged outside.
A lovely cosy cottage, peaceful location. Excellent base for a relaxing break. It is well situated for exploring the local area.
First time in Suffolk and Grove Cottages. A great place to explore from Dons Barn and lovely quirky cottage
Fantastic stay once again, stunning cottage. Thank you
Wonderful cosy stay – thank you!
A perfect place to spend a few days. The cottage is cosy and homely, a real home away from home
We really enjoyed our short stay at Dons Barn and had some great days out in the beautiful surrounding countryside. It was always lovely to get back to our cosy barn and light the log burner and settle in for the evening. We will return to explore more but also to relax here at Grove Cottages.
A haven of quiet, comfortable loveliness. This is our fifth (sixth?) visit to Grove Cottages and they are all you could want for a relaxing break. Hopefully more visits to come
Stayed in various Grove Cottages but staying on the actual farm was a real treat. Cottages are always comfortable and well equipped. Mark is very helpful and accommodating. Visitations from Katie the dog and kittens wandering in and out was lovely! Never disappointed with Grove Cottages
Glad we found your website as cottage was great and Mark so helpful with suggestions on where to eat out. Thanks for a lovely stay
Let this be a pointer for you all! We booked for a long weekend and ended up staying longer, we really don’t want o leave EVER :). Fantastic relaxing time, as Arnie says “I’ll/we’ll be back! xxx
Having arrived 24 hours later than the original check in time, it was very accommodating of Mark to allow us a later check out so we could experience the cottage and surroundings for longer.
As usual, a wonderfully relaxing time. Can’t wait to come back for a fourth visit!
We have had a lovely time at Dons Barn. Very cosy and romantic. Great Host, venue and would highly recommend. We will be back. Thank you.
Lovely cottage with charming features. Got everything you need and more. Excellent breakfast and fruit basket on arrival. Open fire is nice and cosy (great feature).
Perfect as usual!
Wow! We were welcomed to Dons Barn with Christmas music and a beautiful Christmas tree, I shed a few tears! We have been looking forward to our three night break to relax and spend time together :). It was just perfect and total relaxation which started straight away. Thank you for all the little extras, breakfast basket was lovely, and for giving us the chance to relax and recharge our batteries.
What a great stay ! As soon as we walked in we felt relaxed !
Enjoyed our stay very much
Lovely cottage. Very peaceful and quiet with tranquil views across the fields. Fabulously quirky building…the cat flap in the door to the shower room took us a while to figure out!
A pure joy, heaven in a wildflower: it was a well earned break, all involved were a delight and very helpful. Warm, clean and a superb time was had.
A stunning and beautiful cottage for our first trip away with our son. Very relaxing and hassle free. We’ll be back! 🙂 The cottage was better than in the photos – something you don’t normally find! The amount of info provided and the welcome basket were brilliant. A really nice touch, as well as very helpful. Super cosy, love the blend of old and new in the cottage design. Expectations met and beyond!
Everything was fantastic and we enjoyed our weekend which was well needed. We would definitely come again
Beautiful romantic cosy relaxing barn, such a lovely few days here. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, would definitely come back again to Dons Barn
We enjoyed the stay at Dons Barn with friendly staff and also helpful. The cottage was very clean and presentable and had all you need for the short stay. There were lots of local attractions nearby easy to get to. We also had a friendly cat who gave us visits every day. Good views of the countryside from our sitting room, a very nice fireplace which we used, a pleasant welcome basket. Would recommend to all who visit and will be back again in the near future.
Perfect location for rest and relaxation with a fire! Can’t wait to return
Loved it! Great attention to detail, will be back
Stunning place to stay. Our hosts were very knowledgeable, advising us what to do int he surrounding areas. Beautiful countryside, good roads. Welcome basket was a lovely touch, good quality produce, the bacon was delicious. We had a memorable stay and will certainly recommend Grove Cottages. We will definitely rebook
Lovely cosy, tranquil place to stay and relax. Highly recommend for a peaceful fireside getaway. Thank you so much for a relaxing stay and he delicious welcome basket. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and our bike ride in the Suffolk countryside. We even had a lovely greeting from the cat!
Welcome basket was great. Loved the way you have recycled and upcycled, particular favourite, the cat flap in the shower room room door!
As always it was an absolute pleasure to stay with Grove Cottages. Dons Barn is superb and matched with the other surrounding properties. The whole experience is wonderful in every way.
We had a lovely stay, was very quiet and peaceful with lovely views and a room with a lovely fire for the evening in. Close to locations like Colchester Zoo where we spent one day at. All round a great stay !
A great weekend away in a beautiful location. Dons Barn is peaceful and a perfect place to relax and unwind
Fantastic cottage, amazing welcome pack. So quiet and peaceful and relaxing. Loved sitting in the garden in the deck chairs.
A fabulous long weekend in Dons Barn surrounded by beautiful peaceful countryside – the perfect relaxing break. The cottage had everything we needed, was very comfortable and we particularly appreciated the welcome basket. Heaps of useful information about the surrounding area, local walks and cycles. Thank you!
We have had an amazing weekend at Dons Barn. Such a beautiful location. Great place to chill. Loved the welcome basket with it’s fresh local produce. Thanks to Mark & Zuzi for a wonderful stay. Great meeting Daisy the cat! x
Characterful, stylish, charming. Well positioned for sightseeing. Plenty of lovely walks. Wildlife in abundance including; deer, hare, fox, badgers, Great Green woodpeckers, Yellowhammers, Blackcap, White throat………..The welcome basket was inspired! Very well stocked kitchen essentials – nothing missing.
Beautiful little cottage with the real wow factor. Lovely location and setting and all the comforts you need. Keep doing what you are doing!
We have had a wonderful short stay at Dons Barn. It is a beautiful property with wonderful surroundings. We particularly enjoyed being able to pick fresh herbs from the garden. Unfortunately we have had to leave early due to illness but will definitely be returning very soon!
Everything was lovely and very welcoming, amazing welcome basket!
Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves – lovely welcoming quirky cottage
Dons Barn never disappoints; it is a wonderful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There you can chill out and recharge in peace.
Stayed in Dons Barn before and, yet again, thoroughly enjoyed our midweek break. Fantastic location for lots of dog walks and the great weather added to the fact that we could sit in the beautiful garden in the evening reading, relaxing and have the odd G&T! Always a pleasure, thanks Mark & Zuzi for being great hosts!
The perfect location for a special weekend. A beautiful location and relaxed atmosphere. Very attentive and friendly staff without being intrusive. Perfectly located to visit the many pretty and interesting towns and villages nearby.
The frantic pace of life slowed down as soon as we arrived at Dons Barn. We enjoyed such a lovely relaxing holiday. What a lovely generous welcome basket, bread very good! It is evident a lot of thought has been put into making the accommodation just right for a holiday relaxing away from it all. Thank you
Dons Barn is lovely and relaxing. Welcome hamper was perfect. A great place to go off and explore the surrounding areas. Total recommend staying here – perfect – thank you
Dons Barn was just as perfect as it was on the website and full lived up to expectations. We came for a few days relaxation and certainly got that in abundance! We greatly appreciated the fabulous welcome basket of goodies, which was a lovely surprise. We had a great time and are looking forward to returning to Grove Cottages one day.
Very relaxing, great walks, loved Dons Barn and the surrounding area. Would like to come back at some point to explore more. We were very cosy and comfortable with our one year old.
What a beautiful, cosy cottage we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Beautiful, stylish, relaxing cottage. Fantastic surroundings. Will be back.
Thank you for letting us stay in Dons Barn. Such a cosy peaceful stay. We loved the old feel. The hamper was so lovely and nice of you to welcome us with it, as we had forgotten the milk. Kitty loved the doggy part too. We look forward to returning. Gina, Mike & Kitty
We have stayed in Suffolk with Grove Cottages on 3 occasions in different cottages and they have exceeded our expectations. Great Cottages, Lovely Welcome Pack, comfort, cosy and will continue to try out all the cottages. Loving Suffolk & Grove Cottages.
Great time. Dons Barn was great -:)
Perfect. Loved it 🙂
Fantastic stay. Beautiful and quiet and so nice to be able to bring the dog. Stayed at The Grove Cottages many times now, its great value for money
Another lovely stay – beautiful well equipped cottages in stunning countryside. So very highly recommended!!
Lovely cottage with some nice touches! The welcome basket was a very nice welcome on entering the cottage and always nice to walk into warm surroundings. Nice white bed linen and towels and we loved watching the robins and blue tits on the bird feeders in the garden. Mark was very informative when we arrived and on hand for any problems. Thank you for a lovely weekend
We really enjoyed ourselves. You are torn between wanting to explore the surrounding area and just wanting to be back ‘home’ in front of the fire. What a battle!
Stunning cottage in a beautiful setting. Perfect weekend away. Thank you.
I needed to get away for a few days and Grove Cottages offered the perfect safe, secure and peaceful retreat. It exceeded my expectations, cosy cottage, excellent host (a mine of information) and fantastic welcome hamper.
Thank you for such a wonderful stay. I enjoyed my first holiday immensely, especially my bath in the sink which worked like a dream! Stella age 6 months!
From the moment we arrived the cottage felt like a home away from home. All of the little touches – including the very generous welcome basket and logs for the fire, made our stay very enjoyable. Thank you very much for your hospitality.
Lovely Cottage, snug and lovely retreat. Very welcoming and enjoyed our time here. Owner Mark very nice and helpful.
Was greeted with a warm welcome, very informative complete with a guide to all the local places to visit. So picturesque and felt so comfortable: we absolutely love this place. I will without a doubt definetely be booking again. I’d love to have Dons Barn as my house as it’s so beautiful, I will be recommending to family and friends.
Dons Barn was such a lovely place to come back to after a busy day sightseeing and enjoying the beautiful countryside walks nearby. We really enjoyed relaxing by the fire and taking in the lovely views of the orchard and surrounding fields. Thank you for the lovely local produce and fruit from the orchard.
Our first visit to Suffolk and we really enjoyed it ! Grove Cottages ideally placed for all the places we wanted to explore . lovely to return to after a day out .
We wanted to escape London for a couple of days, to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We want to move here! The cottage was cosy, comfortable and we loved relaxing with a glass of wine outside, taking in the nature around us. The orchard is gorgeous, we visited Hollow Trees Farm with our toddler and would highly recommend! Mark was an excellent host and really looked after us, in a genuine and professional manner (taking our little one to feed the chickens and popping by with great local tips). It’s been a heavenly trip, wish we were staying longer – we’ll be back! Thank you -:)
Excellent stay way, great area, very romantic for our 25th wedding anniversary. Would definitely come again, fantastic fruit trees to enjoy. Magic!
Had a lovely stay at Dons Barn! Fab surroundings, well equipped cottage with nice touches. Great welcome basket!
It is very easy to relax and be at ease, the welcome is great, very informative. Mark clearly has a great passion for the local area and produce (especially the delicious fruits grown on site) which is fantastic. A real home away from home. 10/10 for cleanliness, cosiness and comfort. You can sink into the sofa for hours. The perfect place to relax and unwind.
Very lovely stay – thank you
What a wonderful place. dons Barn served as a true home from home, beautifully converted in a perfect combination of simplicity and sumptuousness; the right sort of modern luxury. Grove Cottages setting is tranquility personified with only the noises of the countryside to hear. For me, a perfect spot for rest and study, for which the barns magnificent windows served me superbly, as anticipated. I shall definitely return!
Even in 34 degrees heat there is always a shady corner to relax in! Fantastic welcome basket.
Thanks – This ia a lovely cottage & lots of places to walk nearby – the best is the Polstead Walk. This is a great cottage – lovely in Summer but I feel I want to return in Autumn & inter now… I love the sofa…
A charming, rustic cottage in a beautiful, peaceful setting
An idyllic tranquil hideaway and well worth finding! So hidden and yet so much to explore. Very clean, cosy comfortable barn. The welcome could not have been better – both in human form and in the basket of provisions! Lots of sunny places to sit and relax
(Leo Stayed in Rose, Dons and Snow Cottages – over 3 weeks with different elements of his family ) We have had a wonderful time
You can take a break from the hustle and bustle of busy lives at Grove Cottages. Peace and a slower pace are achievable particularly in the romantic surroundings of Dons Barn.
Amazing interior design – leave a car for people who want to recreate similar Mark !!
A lovely 4 night stay won in a Grove competition – my 8th visit to a Grove property and my 2nd to Dons Barn. A* standard as always. We made good use of the welcome basket, cooked breakfast a the table looking out to a stunning view every morning. We also enjoyed walks and runs across the fields each day. The White Horse is a lovely welcoming pub, a short stomp across the field with regular events, a friendly landlord and good ales. We were looking for a relaxing, countryside escape from the 9-5 and as always, Grove Cottages provided this in spades. An added bonus was a friendly welcome from Daisy the cat. The weather allowed for sun filled days and fire side evenings. The view was a delight. Thank you, we will be back!
A beautiful, light and airy cottage in a stunning location
Wonderful. peaceful. Relaxing. Stressless 3 days. Dons Barn is probably the most relaxing place I have ever been too. Definately be back !!
We had a fabulous time. Lovely dog walks. Beautiful accommodation and grounds. Warm welcome peaceful and relaxing what more could you ask !
Most enjoyable week in excruciatingly cold weather, spent in a most charming and atmospheric cottage. Much thought has obviously been given to keeping the rural atmosphere but keeping the conveniences at the same time. Thank you Mark
Have stayed at Grove Cottage properties twice before, but Dons Barn was by far the best! So beautiful, really cosy and charming with touches of luxury to give a total escape from the stresses of life. Loved the location, tucked away yet only 15 minutes from the town. Beautiful starry nights in the countryside with a welcoming fire and sofa at our ‘home’ for 3 nights. Thank you Mark. X
From the amazing warm welcome to the beautiful Dond Barn it has been a fantastic week. Taking Mark’s advice on the walks our 2 dogs had a wonderful holiday. When the snow came we tucked ourselves up in the cottage with the woodburner and a bottle of wine. Mark’s offer of taking us shopping due to the weather was beyond kindness. We cant express how great a week we have had. We cant wait to return !!
This is the third time we have stayed with Grove Cottages and this is our favourite cottage so far. Dons Barn is so wonderfully warm and cosy and the enormous window was wonderful for us (and the dogs!), watching the birds – there’s a particularly friendly robin!
So tranquil, we reluctantly left each day to explore the local area. A beautiful place to stay. We think Dons Barn is in our top 2 self catering cottages that we have every stayed in. The other is in France! Everything has been thought of for a relaxing stay. Thank you so much. We’ll be back!
We have stayed in your Grove Cottages and Loved everyone that we have stayed in. From the Welcome basket that has the Most Amazing bacon and eggs to the roaring fire. Dons Barn is an idyllic get away. We’ve loved the little touches; the towels available for doggies after muddy walks to the baskets of free wood and coal to have a cosy meal when you arrive.We will definitely be back, Even our little dog loved it and he doesntusually like Anything !! We look forward to coming back soon ! Angela, Nick & Rolo
Perfect cottage.Impressive attention to detail, perfect for a cosy getaway
Had a lovely peaceful weekend with no children, enjoyed our stay, everything was perfect. They go above and beyond to make your stay perfect.
We had a lovely relaxing weekend at Dons Barn, enjoying the countryside, beautiful location, gorgeous homely accommodation. We loved the open fire and huge sofa for evenings in, and the welcome basket on arrival. Would definitely return.
We had an amazing stay at Grove Cottages. We needed the peace and quiet away from London and our hectic lives. The log fire was amazing and our welcome made us feel instantly at home. Thank you
A very relaxing break at Dons Barn. The place is extremely cosy and lovely touches such as accessible logs for the fire, fabulous breakfast basket, good quality towels and a comfy bed made for a lovely stay. The quirky property with hand made finishes made an excellent bolt hole to discover Suffolk. Pubs were dog friendly, which made a good meal and a glass of something extremely accessible !
Don�s Barn is simply fabulous! We loved everything about it . It was a real pleasure to stay here & we are reluctant to leave.
My third visit to Grove Cottages main site. I think this may be my favourite so far! I love the window which extends from the ground to upper floor. Gorgeous views at meal times and sitting in bed with a book and a cuppa. The welcome basket is as welcome as ever and very generous. I especially like the giant sofa and mill stone kitchen counter. The fireplace is stunning! I visited in winter and would love to return in spring/summer when I can open the doors and sit outside. A* again – thank you!
Once again we have enjoyed every moment at Dons Barn, From the open fire to the birds singing and just the relaxing feeling. We look forward to coming here year after year, perfect way to spend our wedding anniversary, year after year!
We have had a wonderful stay. This is our second visit and we plan to come back year after year. The cottages are beautiful, well maintained and nothing is too much trouble. Thank you for making our visit so enjoyable. We LOVE coming here!
Great welcome and tour around the yard and surroundings. Dons Barn had everything we needed and we had a great weekend.
Such a beautifully peaceful place. We needed to get away from the frantic pace of life and this was a perfect place to do it. We hardly left the cottage all week which was bliss.
Dons Barn has been lovely and relaxing. I love the earthiness and natural materials and the use of recycled materials. It’s warm and cosy and was so nice to curl up on the huge sofa to read and listen to music. The TV didn’t go on once! Comfy bed and lovely big shower. Charming host!
A charming cottage, full of character. An ideal place to come and unwind. Lovely cottage, nice touch to have a basket of essentials and flowers. Host lovely. Very pretty with the lights in the trees.
Fabulous time at Dons Barn. Facilities including dog walking field are great. Welcome basket was a real bonus – thank you!
Beautiful accommodation – like walking into a fairy tale story. Clean, tidy and love the rustic and eclectic decor. The welcome pack was yummy and very much appreciated. Lots to do and explore from walks to culture to history – something for everyone. There was nothing we wanted or needed that wasn’t here and our dog loved the space and freedom. Our hosts were warm, welcoming and helpful and their attention to detail gave their cottages and our stay the wow factor. Thank you – keep doing what you’re doing.
Cosy cottage, lovely environment, friendly and willing help from staff.
A perfect place for a wonderfully relaxing break. We loved the cosiness and the log fire. Enjoyed exploring the local area helped by Mark’s map which was invaluable – I think we visited most of the pubs! Such a lovely area too!
The Cottage is very charming, very cosy and decorated with an eye for detail. Nice Welcome. Very quiet. Just perfect
A step back in time with all the comforts of modern living, in a rural idyll, with walks, villages and pubs all around, yet handy for all the trappings of the modern world. Many thanks folks.
We loved Dons Barn from the moment we walked in. The place has been beautifully (and quirkily!) renovated. The attention to detail, including the welcome pack is second to none. The setting is peaceful, but close to main routes and the location is spot on for exploring Suffolk. One of the best yet. Hard to beat 10/10!
Lovely cottage with excellent fireplace. I imagine it would be even better in Winter. The Welcome supplies are a lovely touch and we enjoyed eating the produce. A great base to explore the surrounding area
On arrival Mark showed us around the lovely Dons Barn cottage, it was lovely when we went into the cottage and music was playing and we had a lovely Breakfast basket. Me and my partner enjoyed every day at the cottage, it has been very relaxing. I cannot wait to come back again., there are so many lovely places to go and see. Thank you Mark for everything Christine and Peter 🙂 🙂
Absolutely perfect place to get away from it all. Comfortable and well appointed with super views across the fields. Mark and Zuzi make you feel so welcome starting with a tasty Breakfast Basket with local bread and eggs from their own chickens. We felt at home the moment we walked in. The amount of information and local knowledge provided by default Far Exceeded any I have experiances before. Really helped. Thank you
Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous location. This was one of our best weekends away that we will remember forever. Thank you Dons Barn for being our home for 2 nights, we really enjoyed our stay.
Beautiful setting/location which made for a very relaxing break. So much t see and do both locally and a little further afield, depending on your levels of enthusiasm! Warm welcome from the hosts with nothing proving too much trouble – would certainly recommend.
We had a wonderful weekend in Dons Barn, our first visit which won’t be the last! Fabulous countryside, lovely walks and we enjoyed the bikes. The cottage is amazing as are the surroundings. The lighting and soft music playing as we entered the cottage, as well as the flowers and wonderful welcome basket, all helped to create a lovely atmosphere. Thank you
It was great coming back again to this charming, peaceful retreat. Dons Barn and Grove Cottages offer the very best place to recharge one’s batteries. As every we love the welcoming colour of the flower and the basket always the basket always takes the hassle out of the first day in particular.
Absolute perfect…as always! Gorgeous cottage and attention to detail makes for a restful and relaxing stay. Thank you.
Our third stay at Grove Cottages – peaceful, cosy and welcoming. Great local walks and beautiful places to visit. Ideal for us and our dogs as it offers us a chance for a really relaxing break.
No choice but to relax in these lovely peaceful surroundings. Just what we wanted and we wanted for nothing.
Our second stay at this beautiful cottage. From the friendly welcome to the goodbye, we were made very comfortable. An excellent base to explore the countryside and villages. We recommend the circular walks around Hadleigh.
We had the most wonderful time in Dons Barn! Such a beautiful space, everything is so carefully thought through! A wonderful, peaceful weekend!
This is our second stay with Grove Cottages in the past couple of years and it was as lovely as the last. A beautiful, romantic, clean cottage in a beautiful setting. We will definitely be back again, lovely friendly people to deal with too! -:)
This was our first trip to Grove Cottages which were recommended to us by friends, who visit every year without fail. What a wonderful relaxing holiday! It has been the peace and quiet we needed. The cottage and surroundings are idyllic. We loved watching the variety of birds outside our window and using the bikes to explore the countryside. We will definitely be recommending this beautiful place to all of our family and friends. Thank you for creating the opportunity to enjoy this paradise!
Dons Barn is perfect – cosy, quiet, a beautiful relaxing place. Would definitely come back. Thank you so much for the welcome basket, we enjoyed all of the produce.
Dons Barn is a great place to relax, everything catered for – back soon. Anyone needing to score brownie points, this is the place for you.
One of the best holidays I can remember. A charming cottage in paradise – we can’t wait to come back xx
Wonderful weekend – thank you so so much. Cottage is just fabulous – couldn’t have wished for more…
Thank you for the most wonderful, romantic, relaxed weekend possible, to start the New Year! The cottage is beautiful, the breakfast basket was delicious and the surrounding area is stunning. We want to keep it to ourselves but it seems the secret is out! We’ll just have to tell everyone we know and be back soon! Most perfect weekend, above and beyond our expectations. We hope to return at some point in the future! The level of love that has been put into this place is infectious, such a special place. We are sure to become regulars!
This is our 5th year of coming to Dons Barn and our 2nd anniversary, of where it all began. Needless to say it holds very special memories for us both and we will be back next year. Don’t change a thing, it is perfect as it is. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Dons Barn!! This is just the most amazing cottage. So romantic and just wow! We have had the loveliest Christmas weekend. We walked to the White Horse which was completely homely with friendly people. Lavenham with mulled wine! Just perfect, we will be back.
Most amazing weekend away, cottage was perfection.
I am not sure if I am just your target market or if you have just nailed it generally, but for me GC is perfect! Dons Barn has been a perfect venue for our little getaway with weekend. Dons Barn has raised the bar again! What a wonderful space!
We have spent a most enjoyable week – Dons Barn has all you need for a very relaxing stay.
As always our stay was wonderful – xosy, relaxing and peaceful. Thank you !
We have enjoyed ourselves immensely and will return for a longer stay next time
Lovely cottage, full of character with a lot of thought put in, to make a pleasant stay. A warm welcome with a generous breakfast basket! Thank you. The cottage is supplied with a what to do folder and map with useful routes market out. This was very helpful for planning our days activities.
Really, really peaceful – a fantastic place to stay – I love this barn!
It was great – very cosy.
Really enjoyed ourselves. We love Suffolk and Dons Barn allowed us to discover a different part. The view from the patio is beautiful and we enjoyed very peaceful afternoons sitting in the garden. The fire, the wifi, the shower, everything was great. Thanks a lot, hopefully we will be back.
Absolutely superlative!!! Suffolk, the cottage and the other guests were warm and welcoming in equal measure. Dons Barn is idyllic, tranquil and restful – the perfect base for touring around the beautiful countryside. Our first visit and the first of many. Beyond our expectations.
An enjoyable stay although the weather was unpredictable! The cottage had everything we needed.
Charming little retreat – photos on website don’t do it justice. Perfect!
Lovely cottage and setting with all amenities provided for our stay. Excellent, I can’t wait to return and stay in one of your other great cottages! Just wish we could have stayed longer!
This was our first stay at Grove Farm and it will not be out last! Fantastic hosts, a superb welcome basket and farm fresh laid eggs daily. All of this in the lovely central location for great Suffolk villages.
Dons Barn is a really cosy place to relax. We have had a great time. Beautiful view, friendly welcoming, warm and has all the facilities required. Perfect for the two of us. We will recommend Grove Cottages to our friends.
It was superb, perfect place to relax. The whole place was just as we liked and the walks lovely – would definitely come back -:)
A very warm welcome, beautiful warm, comfortable cottage. Perfect break away!
A very relaxing visit and a cosy place to stay. We wish we were staying longer. Lots of local footpaths for when we wanted to enjoy the winter sun.
Beautiful cottages in fabulous setting. Very peaceful but close to lots of interesting villages. Great walks, would love to return in summer!
Had a wonderful 5 night stay in Dons Barn. It’s our second visit to Grove Cottages. Fabulous, beautiful countryside, peaceful, the perfect escape. Welcome basket great, even the dog got a treat!
We had a lovely weekend. The cottage is full of character and very comfortable. The welcome basket is fantastic, the food provided is just wonderful and the personal touch upon arrival is lovely and welcoming. We’ve definitely enjoyed our Valentine’s weekend and will be returning.
We love our stays and visits to the cottages – so peaceful and relaxing.
Had a wonderful time. Accommodation is out of this world – the cottage has everything you could possibly need. The welcome basket contained lovely fresh local food, owners are very welcoming. Will be back again as soon as possible.
Have spent another relaxing and enjoyable weekend in beautiful Dons Barn. This is our second stay in this lovely cottage and it is as charming as ever. We will be back, maybe for a summer break next time to enjoy a barbecue and explore the beautiful countryside, surrounding Grove Cottages.
We have had a lovely weekend here at Dons Barn. The cosy sofa and open fire make it lovely for staying in on a winters night. The welcome basket is a lovely idea and we thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast from it.
Absolutely fantastic, just wonderful. The perfect romantic retreat for my partners birthday…and our baby loved it too!
Exceeded expectations – beautiful in every way. Thank you!
This is our 4th visit and it never disappoints! we love Dons Barn and hope to come each year, not only was this where Dean proposed and where we had our honeymoon, this year we are back to celebrate our 1st anniversary. This place is perfect, nothing needs to change! Keep doing what you’re doing guys, as it’s magical!
Dons Barn is a perfect retreat for 2. Full of character and charm. After enjoying an afternoon in a local pub and a chilly walk back by torch and moonlight, it was perfect to come back into this snug cottage and light a roaring fire. I am sure we will be back.
A very cosy, romantic weekend spent at Grove Cottages – a welcome break spent relaxing, walking and unwinding.
Beautiful area, beautiful accommodation. We loved the entire experience. Dons Barn is just so relaxing, especially with the woodburner alight.
Wonderful, peaceful, restorative break.
Peaceful, remote, cosy and quirky – a perfect retreat.
Fantastic short break! Wonderful setting for an idyllic little cottage. Will definitely be returning!
Beautiful relaxing environment � very calming. Beautiful cottage and setting.
Beautiful, cosy cottage, exactly what we wanted.
Beautifully, rustic charm both inside the cottage and the surroundings. A really tranquil getaway � and our dogs love it! Lots of walks and pretty countryside. We have been before and will be back again!
We both thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dons Barn � a gorgeous cottage steeped in character and personality. I would definitely recommend Grove Cottages to anyone wanting a quiet break to get away from it all.
So lovely to stay in a comfortable and relaxing place, with peace and quiet.
Just the most cosy and romantic place we have stayed.
I want to thank you all for a lovely stay! Dons Barn was absolutely delightful, we will definitely like to return next year for our first wedding anniversary -:)
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting.
We visited Dons Barn to celebrate my girlfriends birthday. The atmosphere for the occasion was absolutely perfect. The beautiful scenery, gardens and wood stove made our experience one to remember and never forget.
Dons Barn is a little Suffolk gem! Loved the tranquil surroundings and the local wildlife of which we saw hares, buzzards and little owls. We had everything we could have asked for and especially enjoyed our breakfast thanks to the generous welcome basket. Lots of pretty villages to explore and pubs only wish we had more time! This was our first visit to Suffolk but we know it definitely will not be our last.
A relaxing beautiful stay in a well appointed and stylish cottage.
We have had a lovely relaxing time, plenty to see and do. Great location – Suffolk is such a lovely county and the people have been very friendly.
A very enjoyable relaxing break in the peace and tranquility of the surroundings. The cottage had everything we needed. Looking forward to celebrating our wedding anniversary next year.
We feel so lucky to have won Grove Cottages competition for a short stay break! We chose a perfect cottage, Dons Barn. The cottage is so romantic and idyllic in a wonderful setting. Grove Cottages are so cosy and quaint, ideal for any time of year! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back. Thank you so much.
Very comfortable and quiet, slept like a log! Cottage full of character away from all the noise…lovely!
This is such a beautiful and homely place to stay. A fantastic welcome and high quality, delicious supplies in the welcome basket.
Excellent location. Very well planned and thoughtful fittings and facilities. Very welcoming and pleasant atmosphere.
Dons Barn never disappoints, with it’s large windows looking out on to the garden and the field behind. We watch the garden birds and are observed by the ducks and visited by a friendly cat, Daisy – what more could you want.
Lovely location, great place to stay for our wedding party at Moreves Barn. So many lovely touches in Dons Barn, we really enjoyed it all.
We had a really great time, can’t wait to come back. Dons Barn is a lovely, cosy place. Had a great time with the free bikes. Also thought the welcome basket was very generous and sizeable.
Thank you for a wonderful stay! This was our third time here at The Grove, and it was just as enjoyable as the first visit! We will be back again next year xx
Perfect anniversary break. A couple of days away from the world in an idyllic setting. Beautiful romantic bedroom, big comfy sofa and fantastic fire, what more could you want?!
Stunning cottage, fully equipped. Will recommend to all!
Fantastic little cottage in a idyllic setting. Perfect break – will definitely recommend Grove Cottages. Thank you.
Fantastic place – lovely cottage feel and very well furnished. Friendly hosts and beautiful surroundings. Highly recommended.
We weren’t blessed with the weather on the first day of spring, so we discovered the area by car! Never seen so many thatched cottages in lovely surroundings. It looked like we were back in the 19th century in Constable time!
Very lovely stay.
What a fantastic place to come for a chilled out anniversary. The fire was crackling, the wine was flowing and the setting was just superb!
Had a really good time – love Lavenham. Good walk around Kersey and lunch at The Bell – excellent!
As we wrote in the guest book, this little place was so charming and well appointed that we chose to just “stay in” for most of our visit! No complaints here – we just hope we can plan a return stay asap, as – Dons Barn struck the perfect balance between style and substance.
This little abode is ancient and modern, cemented together with cosiness and comfort. Blissful! 🙂
We enjoyed staying at Dons Barn. It is a very cosy, romantic little cottage, perfect for couples. Would definitely return and recommend to others.
Really enjoyed our return to Dons Barn, it was everything we had hoped it would be.
Unique, welcoming and lovely. Very relaxing! Thank you.
Good location. Quirky cottage. Very comfortable – home from home. Lovely welcome basket.
Would not choose any other cottage let. Grove Cottages provide the ‘ultimate’ in luxury, cosiness and sheer delight.
We always look forward to our holiday at Dons Barn. It is such a beautiful, cosy and romantic place and we have so many wonderful memories here :-). Mark & Zuzi are amazing hosts and lovely friends. We love seeing them and enjoying time at Dons Barn every year xxx
Thanks for a great 3 days. Found Grove Cottages great, quiet weekend and wonderful cottage. A great time had by all.
Hi Mark, We are coming to stay at Dons Barn on the 8th December for our honeymoon 1 year and 2 days after Dean proposed to me at the wonderful Dons Barn! ! You published our engagement so it’s only right we give you the fairy tale ending 🙂 Emma
Truly magical. We couldn’t ask for anything more! All the places in the world to choose for our honeymoon, but we choose Don’s Barn as it is just perfect, in every way. We will continue to come here for many years!
This is our second visit to Grove Cottages and this property is just as warm and cosy as Rose Cottage. Beautiful countryside views from the amazing windows. Definitely be back again! Wonderful !!
Each time we visit you have made small changes and improvements. This demonstrates the personal attention to detail in the cottages and the mindful care you have for your guests.
Dons Barn is a picture perfect cottage, exactly as a cosy cottage should be. The attention to detail is wonderful, beautiful stone floors, gorgeous fire and an amazingly comfortable, giant bed! The area is beautiful with lots of thatched cottages, cosy pubs and postcard villages. A wonderful find!
A perfect cottage, in the perfect location. Nicely secluded but with a really nice pub only 15 minutes walk away. A wonderful way to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary.
Beautiful cottage and surroundings, We came here for our honeymoon and could not have asked for a more relaxing break. Our welcome basket was delicious. Would recommend to anyone wanting to get away from it all. We plan on coming back as soon as we have the chance!!
You have thought of everything, we will definitely book again. It gave us some much needed time together, in a beautiful setting.
Lovely cosy little cottage, with lots of character. Perfect for lazy sunny or rainy days!
We had a wonderful two night stay (not long enough) at Dons Barn. The whole experience was fantastic – from the basket of local produce supplied, to the neat little touches that make the cottage such a cosy and welcoming place to truly unwind.
As a dog owner who likes to bring their dog on holiday, it was lovely to be able to come to a lovely, clean cottage and not having to go to a low standard of accommodation, just because you are bringing the dog. Attention to detail did not go unnoticed, well done on keeping high standards. Will definitely come back again, and would recommend you to friends.
We had a very relaxing stay in a very pleasant environment. We were well provided for and found the guidance notes around the cottage helpful.
A perfect couple of days. We wanted to get away and relax and it was amazing. Everything you could need in the cottage, really lovely hosts and such a beautifully decorated place. The surrounding countryside is stunning, and we’re leaving feeling relaxed – have checked out the other cottages for our return!
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Perfect relaxed atmosphere in a beautiful place, that is really well managed and maintained. It’s a lovely area of the UK and we wouldn’t hesitate to come back. Fantastic place if you have a dog.
We booked Dons Barn as a romantic mini break, after the chaos of getting married. The staff were very welcoming and helpful, the surroundings beautiful and tranquil and the welcome basket was out of this world! We’ve loved staying in the very charming Dons Barn, and felt immediately at home, the log fire (even in August), made the nights cosy and warm and the views over the garden at breakfast were stunning. We can’t wait to come back with friends.
The barn is absolutely beautiful, a delightful mixture of modern and traditional decor. The grounds are lovely and a stunning setting. We couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you for the welcome basket, a wonderful touch!
Super, terrific, knockout! Grove Cottages have thought of everything. White fluffy towels, bacon and eggs, fresh flowers, crisp white sheets, and you couldn’t ask for more local info. Definitely recommended. This is the gold standard of country short breaks.
Fantastic break – loved the peace and quiet.
Our stay was perfect in every way. Next time we want somewhere to stay in this area, we will come straight here. There is no need to look elsewhere!
Delightful stay at Dons Barn. Everything was so wonderfully appointed. It is all about the attention to detail, that made our stay here so enjoyable. Thank you.
Very good location for visiting interesting places – peaceful and private. Very welcoming towards dogs and a great welcome hamper! Many thanks.
Dons Barn is a delightful, peaceful retreat. We have enjoyed eating outside and watching the spectacular sunsets. We look forward to coming back in winter to experience the log burning fire!
We stayed for a weekend and needed to relax. It was everything we could have wanted. Loved it!
Very enjoyable stay, lovely finished cottage, with a lovely surroundings. Highly recommend.
A wonderful weekend break. Very high quality. Could not recommend any higher!
Booked Dons Barn as a last minute getaway. The couple who own it are truly lovely and so helpful and the place itself is amazing. The welcome basket was a lovely personal touch. Five stars!
Great location, lovely cottage. OS maps of local pubs/farm shops really useful.
The cottages are amazing � so unique and such a peaceful spot. The perfect place for our wedding night. We wish we were staying longer!
Bluebell woods near or St Mary�s old church absolutely amazing. Church is well worth a visit too.
We had a great time, it�s a fab place.
Quaint, Quirky, Quintessential and Quite Marvellous!!
Was everything we wanted in a relaxing/romantic weekend away. Can�t wait to come again.
Wonderful stay perfect weather even in March, wonderful view over the garden and fields at breakfast, with beautiful sunsets.
Very pleasant and cosy stay, people so friendly, would recommend stay.
We have had a fantastic stay. Gorgeous surroundings, lovely cottage. Very much looking forward to our next stay here.
The cottage is fantastic � great local walks with good pubs en-route Really enjoyed making the fire. Excellent facilities.
Brilliant as ever. Perfect environment for a relaxed weekend.
Lovely cosy and warm. Great fire. We will be back.
We are first timers to The Grove Cottages. We came for a much needed, very, short break. Our 2 small dogs are very important so your dog friendly cottages are vital. You met all our wishes and we will return.
What a perfect weekend! Just what we needed and such an easy escape from London. Can�t thank you enough for such a brilliant weekend. The cottage is absolutely perfect. Everything is finished beautifully and we would love to come again!
Loved staying in the warm cosy cottage.
We don�t normally go away for Christmas but this year we tried something different and we LOVED IT! Dons Barn is a perfect cottage for a Christmas period, the big open fire, decorative Christmas tree, open kitchen space! We had a many cosy nights in and enjoyed the fire! Our cats love it! The walks that were listed in the book were excellent, Polstead, Nayland, Stoke-By-Nayland all are beautiful! Highly recommend the White Horse Pub at Edwardstone. A 20-30 minute walk.
Dons Barn is a magical cottage, we all have had a great Christmas in here. It is very lovely and relaxing!!
Dons Barn is a magical cottage, we all have had a great Christmas here. It’s very lovely and relaxing ! ! x Jen
This is our 2nd time staying at the lovely Don�s Barn. We stayed for a bit longer this time. December 18th was the happiest day of the trip because we got engaged!! We made a delicious breakfast that day.
My darling Emma Will you Marry Me? Yes Yes Yes XXX Don�s Barn was magical before this and now will hold a very special place in my heart. This is our second time staying here and I am sure it won�t be our last. Thank you for making it so special
Our second time at Dons Barn, it�s our favourite getaway spot and …. we�ll be back. There is a lovely feeling about the place which lingers in the memory.
Will You Marry Me Emma ? I�ve said it before and I will say again Don�s Barn is just magical! Will definitely be returning next year maybe for our honeymoon as Dean proposed to me right here at Don�s Barn and I understand both Millie and Mark played a big part in the fairytale Setting I loved it and of course said YES! Just perfect don�t change a thing.
Thank you for a total relaxing weekend break. Amazing cottage and great location. Welcome basket is a lovely touch.
Love this place!
The photos on the website don�t do this cottage justice! It far exceeded my expectations. A beautiful and cosy cottage with excellent facilities.
Fantastic weekend break, so cosy and relaxed. We loved relaxing in front of the fire (once we managed to light it!). Such a comfy bed, haven�t slept so well in ages! Thank you.
Dons Barn is a wonderfully cosy cottage in a great location for anyone wanting a relaxing break.
Dons Barn is a delightful base to see this lovely county from. Highlights were Flatford Mill, Minnsmere, Southwold, Bressingham Gardens and the lovely roaring log fire!! We enjoyed the basket of goodies, particularly the bread so much so, we are going to Lavenham on our way to take some back to Yorkshire!!
A lovely little cottage in a charming setting in easy reach of the towns and attractions of Suffolk.
Wonderful relaxing cottage fantastic full length window!
Wonderful as ever. Still can�t figure out the roads but has been fun exploring them.
We have had a lovely 5 days – not enough time to see everything so we will be back! Beautiful, cosy cottage � could live more easily.
We have had a lovely 5 days – not enough time to see everything so we will be back! Beautiful, cosy cottage � could live more easily.
Beautiful cottage and brilliant welcome, will definitely recommend for a relaxing, quiet, comfortable break.
Really very above our expectations! The cottage had been recommended to us already but we were amazed when we were shown round.
I want to stay longer!
Idyllic cottages set in a beautiful location. A lovely welcome with a breakfast hamper. The cottage is certainly of a very high standard.
Was an enjoyable break. Well done. Will be back again soon. Cheers.
The surrounding area is idyllic � reminds us of how things were when we were growing-up in Yorkshire during late 50�s & 60�s. Don�s Barn has beautiful views from its ground floor to upstairs ceiling doors. The grounds and flower beds are a real pleasure and are well maintained. We had a lovely week and wished we could have stayed longer. Many thanks.
Everything very nice and cosy!
Dons Barn has a warm and cosy atmosphere, along with the beautiful countryside; it makes for a perfectly relaxing getaway. The welcome basket is a fantastic touch it was lovely to have all the things for a cooked breakfast from local stores.
Absolutely wonderful cottage in a magical area.
Team � we love it here at Dons barn, as you can guess by the fact we keep returning.
Cosy, romantic and welcoming. We quickly felt at home in Don�s Barn and two nights was too short.
Thank you for letting us stay at your amazing cottage! We would highly recommend you to our friends!
Amazing, relaxing, beautifully romantic. We will be back very soon.
We had a really lovely stay. The peacefulness and setting of the cottage was amazing. Cosy, warm and welcoming, it quickly became home after we settled in.
Our first family holiday with our 7 week old son � what a gem! A great comfortable cottage that comes fully loaded with all we needed. Loved the breakfast basket � great touch!
The attention to detail in Don�s Barn is incredible and Grove Cottages is an amazing base for cyclists of all levels.
Fantastic as the first time, had a fab relaxing weekend. Many thanks.
It�s a delightful place for a break. Amazing cottage, exquisite taste and the best welcoming people. Thanks
It is a great place, really cosy and lovely. Set in the middle of a lovely bit of England
We had a wonderful time at Dons Barn. We had dinner in Lavenham at the Angel Hotel where the food was superb. The walks in the area are beautiful with many dog friendly pubs en route. The Great House French restaurant in Lavenham is also worth a visit with wonderful service
Amazing cottage and location, will definitely return. Lavenham is a must see!
Amazing cottage and location will definitely return. Lavenham is a must see!
Lovely relaxing break away from the stress of the city!
A wonderful, relaxing stay in a well equipped, warm cottage and were welcomed with a great basket of food and a great use of what to do. We will be back soon
Nice, quaint and relaxing cottage in the Suffolk countryside.
Will be rebooking! An amazing place to stay even had a Christmas tree which was nice. Dons Barn has the wow factor the romantic feel. No other words to describe this place but PERFECT!
Beautiful romantic getaway. Surpasses expectations
Another lovely stay in Don�s Barn! We both had a great massage too from Yana who happily visits the cottages to help you de-stress. Recommended! Sarah and Speke the dog – I will be back yet again!
Very cosy and romantic
Arrived tired and frazzled � left 4 nights later � relaxed and recouped
Come to Dons Barn for our mini-moon. Simply stunning, cosy, romantic – really just perfect.
Warm welcome, perfect cottage, left to my own devices, PERFECT!
We had a fabulous time. We wanted complete relaxation and peace and quiet. We got this and more. Couldn’t recommend it enough!
We had a very laid back chilled at “us” holiday. Just what the doctor ordered. Did not want to leave this lovely cottage and lovely areas of the country.
So quiet and peaceful a real gem in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. It is an excellent for couples looking to get away from busy life for a few days!
Such a wonderful dog friendly accommodation.
The time seems to pass very quickly, its so enjoyable that a weekend is gone in a flash!
We enjoyed our stay at Dons Barn, finding it relaxing and a place to really unwind. The extra care taken by Mark and his team enhanced our holiday experience, especially the detailed maps and suggestions of thing to do in the area. Everything was well thought out to ensure guests get the most from their holiday.
Nurtures the soul
Lovely place, excellent accommodation thoughtful owner who has provided us with all we needed for a lovely holiday.
Thank you so much for a lovely stay. The Cottage was beautiful. The welcome warm and surrounding Suffolk countryside stunning. It is the perfect weekend getaway and we will definitely be back!
The cottage is beautiful, very well equipped. This is the perfect retreat. Thank you
The barn was stunning and in a great location to explore the Suffolk countryside and villages. It was great to have a good selection of bikes to use and cycle routes provided. Loved the local products in the welcome basket provided. Thanks
Grove Cottages is absolutely enchanting! Everything is so relaxing and friendly. The Staff are dedicated to making your stay enjoyable and add lots of little extra touches to make it special.
A perfect place for a couple and dog to escape reality and relax. Absolutely lovely!
Lovely setting, felt at home straight away, didn’t want to leave. Grove Cottages have done it again.
We have absolutely loved our stay at Dons Barn. We needed some space to escape the busyness of life – and this was the perfect place. The barn was so lovely we didn’t want to go outside! (When we did, the bikes were perfect for a ‘car-less’ adventure). Also the eggs were the best eggs we have ever tasted!! Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Beautiful cottage in a lovely, relaxing location
A lovely relaxing break in perfect surroundings. The cottage was all we could have wished for and we really enjoyed exploring the area. Mark made us so welcome and we very much appreciated his hints & tips on what to see and where to go. Thank You so much, we hope to be back in the not too distant future.
We come for our Mini Moon and had a lovely week and Bo our boxer puppy had a fab time to!
Beautiful enchanting cottage, quiet and totally relaxing just what we needed.
Lovely place, peaceful and relaxing, I would definitely return and recommend to anyone
The perfect retreat. Ticks all the boxes. We can’t wait to return.
A very comfortable cottage. Nice location + a �new� for us. I loved the quirky furnishings � everything had been thought of � Thank you
Fantastic cottage. Perfect for a quiet getaway. Will definitely return
Beautiful cottage, amazing location. Perfect for a weekend away from the bustle of London.
Lovely weekend, really fabulous cottage. Will definitely come back again.
Very sad to be leaving. We have had a perfect break in an adorable cottage- absolute bliss. Thanks to all at Grove Cottages for a wonderful stay.
Great place to stay – Dons Barn is brilliant !
Had a fantastic time. Real fire, snow on the ground- Idyllic
A great relaxing place for a babymoon.
Quirky cottage! Wonderful quiet area – lovely.
A fabulous, welcoming ‘bolthole’ in Suffolk. All the comfort of home with plenty of peace and quiet. A truly wonderful experience!
Had such a lovely time here at Dons Barn. The cottage is not only beautiful but super cosy! Stunning location and so much useful advice on the local area.
We have loved every minute of our stay at Don’s Barn! It is the perfect place to stay for a relaxing getaway. We couldn’t fault it and can’t wait to come back!
We had a fantastic time in a beautiful cottage, especially as my now fianc� got on one knee in front of the fire on New Years Day. And it was the perfect setting! Thank you.
A gorgeous cottage. The perfect Winter getaway !!
Very cosy and peaceful cottage in a beautiful location close to lovely villages.
Dons Barn – a magical place in a magical County
We have had an absolutely fantastic time and don’t want to leave. See you next year !
Lovely relaxing break. We loved lazing around the cottage and watching the sunset. Perfect start to our married life together.
Wonderful place to relax and get away from it all. It lived up to our expectations and we hope to be back soon.
Everything that you would expect from a countryside cottage. Just perfect !!!
Lovely, comfortable cottage in a perfect rural Suffolk setting!
Stunning cottage, stunning location…from start to finish was amazing…two days is not enough !
Excellent value for money, standards high and worth a visit.
we loved so many things but we did particularly like the sofa.
A wonderful retreat from ‘normal’ life. Stunning view and lovely cottage. Shame it was too warm to light the fire!
Lovely and peaceful, a warm welcome even for the dog. A cosy cottage, what more do you need? Thanks.
So cosy and relaxing – a wonderful experience.
We loved Dons Barn. It was our first holiday with our 4 month old baby and we wished we had booked more days! Mark and Zuzi are amazing hosts.
Beautiful cottage and surroundings. Dons barn is a perfect retreat from the city, sad to be leaving today!
A pleasant, relaxing stay in lovely surroundings in which to unwind and explore the surrounding villages etc. Most enjoyable. This is the 3rd cottage we have stayed in from Grove Cottage website and all have been enjoyable. Will come again!
A lonely quiet relaxing weekend in beautiful surroundings. Endless walks, well marked – our dogs were welcome in the local pub. Very enjoyable.
Very enjoyable weekend. 1st class accommodation. Beautiful surroundings. Thoroughly enjoyed the peace and tranquillity in the garden, batteries now recharged, ready to take on the world.
Best holiday for years because we had both the cat and the dog with us.
Quaint and very peaceful – great place to escape from the hustle and bustle!!! It’s hard to comment on perfect!!! Absolutely love the walk back from the car park at night through the sparkly trees!! Can we take it all home please x x
A perfect place to get away from it all. We couldn’t have felt more welcome.
We had a lovely time. We so enjoy coming here.
Where else would we have a break with authentic charm presented with such style and have ducks stopping by at the french doors with their babies! and robins and friendly cats to speak to us. And all enveloped by beautiful gardens. The quiet of the garden late evening has to be experienced to be believed, after London life!
Was the perfect break from London and was exactly what we were looking for. You cannot help but love it here; beautiful, tranquil and charming.
Lovely barn full of charm and character and ideally located near some pretty villages and walks with the dogs…very relaxing!
Absolute gem of a place, if you need a cosy romantic time away, Dons Barn is it! Astounding barn and views, beautiful villages, list is endless. We will most definitely be coming back and highly recommending to family and friends. Thank you.
The Orchard is beautiful, the windows are very nice, it lets the morning sun in. Very peaceful and serene.
We have had a brilliant time, it’s been exactly what we needed, peaceful, chilled out and a perfect place for all three of us to get away. We could easily have spent another week here as there is so much to see and do and even just to spend more time relaxing in the cottage. We will definitely be coming back.
A wonderful weekend, we’d definitely look at renting another cottage as Dons Barn was very special and I imagine they are all unique and fantastic. I’d recommend anyone to come and stay and discover the delights of the cottage and surrounding area. We had a day trip to Southwold and walked along the beach which was lovely, even though the weather wasn’t great.
Perfect in every way – for doggies too! Mark and his staff have got everything just right – don’t change a thing!
Wonderful 3 days at Dons Barn- perfect romantic getaway for my 30th birthday. Great that we could bring our dog with us. Will definitely be returning.
Loved the place. Attention to detail and lovely renovation.
Lovely, lovely, lovely ! Had the best 2 nights together.
Absolutely fantastic and romantic, comfortable and beautiful cottage and surroundings, Max was great, attentive host.
Cottage is magical and cosy with lovely views across the fields – we’ll be back!
Carlsberg don’t do cottages, but if they did, Don’s Barn would probably be the best in the world!
Very enjoyable stay in Dons Barn. Peaceful, lots of nature. Great location.
We had a lovely time in idyllic surroundings – the snow making it even more beautiful. the cottage we stayed in was well laid out and a lovely place to stay.
We had a lovely relaxing weekend in Dons Barn, very warm and comfortable.
Lovely accommodation in a beautiful part of England.
This is our second stay at Dons Barn and once again we have really enjoyed ourselves. Everything you would need is catered for. Very relaxing break.
Dons Barn is the perfect place to get away and relax. We also enjoyed Max’s ( The Grove cat ) company everyday.
A lovely short break. Just what we both needed. Beautiful surroundings and can’t wait to come back again. Maxi the cat was just great !!
A perfect retreat to get away from it all and explore the surrounding villages and countryside. A magical week in a splendid cottage.
A very relaxing, enjoyable weekend. Despite the six cottages and main house being close to one another, the Grove Cottages are so very peaceful. We’ll be back…
Fantastic cottage, fantastic welcome basket, fantastic cat Maxi! The perfect short break!
We have just spent a weekend at Dons Barn. It has been amazing! The cottage is fantastic and the welcome warm. Will definitely be returning. Pure magic!
We have had a lovely relaxing stay with you. The barn was lovely and peaceful and everything was clean, comfortable and a lovely position. We also thought the area was very beautiful. Thank you. Time has gone too quickly for us.
A beautiful place to stay – gorgeous cottage with cosy fire place. Great area as you can do as much or as little as you want – the perfect escape!
Although we have been to many of your cottage, both here at Grove Farm, and around the district, Dons Barn has to be one of the best. It certainly maintains the standard we have come to expect. Well done and thanks for a great week in a great setting.
We have had the most wonderful and relaxing week possible. It was lovely to be away from everything.There is so much to do in the area, but it is also lovely to just sit in the garden with a book or a newspaper.
We stayed here after our wedding and it was a perfect place to stay. Will be returning for anniversaries.
It was everything we’d hoped for and more. A wonderful place to spend a relaxing, romantic getaway.
It was everything we’d hoped for and more. A wonderful place to spend a relaxing, romantic get away.
We’d never been to Suffolk before and spent a relaxing 5 days exploring villages, towns and coast. It was great to have Don’s Barn to return to – better than a hotel any day.
Another fantastic stay at one of the Grove Cottage. Everything is laid out so thoughtfully, and the refurbishment and decoration of the cottage makes them both comfortable and full of character.
Don’s Barn is the perfect romantic getaway and the reality is even better than the website. We loved the old rustic charm combined with all your creature comforts provided for. Lots of hot water, great shower, lovely views and a great roaring fire. Max the cat made it a real home from home.
You have created a really unique blend of service and comfort that enables your guests to relax and enjoy their stay. We’ve had a great time and are very reluctant to leave. We’ll be back!! Dons Barn was fantastic!
A wonderful cosy cottage, beautiful surroundings. Friendly and welcoming hosts. Our black lab ‘Ashley’ had the time of his life. There is lots to do in this great part of the country! The beaches at Dunwich and Felixstowe are dog welcoming. (No dogs allowed on beach at Aldeburgh) Dogs and owners stay side by side here…it’s great!
Beautiful setting, very peaceful, gorgeous barn.
Great stay. Will be back. Lovely area.
A perfect relaxing weekend. Unwound from city life in minutes and Maxi made us feel right at home.
Very relaxing, tranquil setting, very warm welcome. Thank you. p.s It was lovely to be able to sit out and eat in the garden.
Loved the rustic cottage and beautiful surroundings. Made to feel very welcome, lots of good ideas like the welcome basket and free bike hire.
Mark – You have done it all, Excellent !!
Lovely area to visit – masses of footpaths and walks excellent for dog walking. Excellent too, as pubs allow dogs – not known in our part of the world. Great shower in Dons Barn!
We have had a fantastic time at Dons Barn. It is a beautiful and tranquil place – highly recommended! Everything was perfect!
Dons Barn cosy with good bed and excellent shower and constant hot water. Nice walks from Barn. Enjoyable visits to Lavenham, Orford and Woodbridge, Aldeburgh – Lyndsey Rose Pub good for lunch/dinner.
Great location to get away, but close enough to anything you need. Very comfortable. A fantastic weekend.
Our fourth stay in one of your cottages and as always it was relaxing, cosy and peaceful. Dons Cottage has everything you need complete with ducks and Maxi the cat! We’ll be back again soon.
We loved the bread basket with the fruits. The fire place was great. All and all a perfect weekend.
So lovely did not want to leave! Dons Barn is gorgeous, nice and rustic and Maxi the cat made our weekend! We would definately love to come again.
Wonderful Barn. Totally relaxing weekend, Thank you.
A fantastic break away, the cottage was amazing – very cosy and romantic !! The attention to detail was excellent. We would thoroughly recommend it and can’t wait to come back again. Thank you !
We have had a wonderfully relaxing break in this comfortable cottage. You have thought of everything and taken care of it. Thank you.
Beautiful cosy cottage, with the most romantic feel. Waking up to the view from the superb floor to ceiling windows was a welcome change to the view from our London flat. The cottage is beautifully presented with great attention to detail. We’ve taken away inspiration for the cottage we’ll hopefully buy and restore one day. Thanks for a relaxing stay-just what we needed.
Cute, cosy cottage – perfect for getting away from it all. We hope to be back soon!
We borrowed a dog for the weekend and have ended up walking more miles in 3 days than we have in the past year!
It was lovely!
Loved the holiday from start to finish, this quirky little barn just made it so special. Our dog Minnie has also had the time of her life! Thank you.
It has been a great joy to leave the ‘hum drum’ of life behind and spend the weekend doing just as we please. As we no longer have cats of our own, it was lovely to have Maxi, the resident cat, visit us.
A quirky and very comfortable place to stay from which to explore Suffolk.
A lovely and relaxing stay – Thank you!
Had a wonderful time, everything about it was special and a fantastic getaway, don’t want to leave!
Dons Barn! Amazing! A place where you can really forget about everything and concentrate purely on resting!
Very cosy and comfortable.
Dons Barn is the perfect getaway for a short weekend. Very romantic and cosy – perfect for a great valentines weekend!
It was our first holiday but we have had such a wonderful time and can’t wait to return – Stanley and Tia, the Labradors Woof! Woof!
Very relaxing break with some lovely walks despite the weather ! A good place to recharge the batteries.
We have had a wonderful weekend here in sunny Suffolk. Dons barn is a stunning cottage – loved the fireplace. Within 5 minutes of arriving we felt completely relaxed !
A beautiful retreat away from the hustle and bustle just what we were looking for.
Dons Barn is just as advertised, beautiful little hideaway for two – romantic and cosy, what a find ! Lovely location too – we will be telling friends and family about Grove Cottages with lots of praise.
A delightful ‘get away’ break – no telephone, no PC, complete relaxation which was sheer heaven. Thank you.
Had a wonderful relaxing time at Dons Barn. Warm welcome and the perfect place for a romantic break.
Second christmas here and first time with the dogs. We thought the walks and local villages were great. The whole area was beautiful covered in snow.
Perfect ! Highly recommended.
We have had a lovely relaxing time at Dons Barn, the fireplace is amazing and lovely to come back too after a long walk in the country, with our dog Scooby
The most perfect, relaxing week in the countryside imaginable. From the wonderful log fire, to the many antique shops nearby, to Maxi the cat (one of the friendliest cats we’ve met), Dons Barn was more than we could have hoped for. We hope Max lets us stay here again !
Having stayed at Holmwood Cottage in September we expected nothing less and was not disappointed. Dons Barn is cosy, romantic and perfect for 2 people and of course their dog. The quirky doors, and wood surround make it interesting, fun and different, very individual. We will be recommending to others. Thank you for making our weekend everything we had hoped.
We had a wonderful relaxing time at Dons Barn. What a beautiful and lovely cottage in such an idilic setting. We enjoyed having a roaring fire each night and trying the local pubs. The Crown in Stoke-by-Nayland did lovely food. We’ll definately return once baby is born and I can walk again so we can enjoy all the walks! We loved the cat Maxi too – he was lovely for snuggling on the sofa! Friendliest cat ever and we didn’t even have to feed him!
Lovely Cottage with tasteful decorating ! Spent a lot of time with Max the cat who is wonderful company. Max purrs when we listened to Dragon force !
The most relaxing, beautiful stay here at Dons Barn. A lovely cottage and lushful countryside made it a home from home. Thank you everyone (including Maxi and the Ducks !)
Third time staying at Dons Barn. Ideal romantic retreat. Everything maintained to a high standard. We’ll be back.
We had a lovely, relaxing weekend – it’s so quiet and peaceful here, The lovely fireplace and breakfast basket (which we had for dinner) were especially welcome after a long Friday.
A thoroughly endeering cottage, ideal for a lovely long weekend and more.
We wanted a stress free, quiet and relaxing honeymoon and we got it !
Lovely cottage in everyway you could imagine and spoilt for choice on nice walks and gastro pubs in the area.
The most fantastic weekend break we have ever had. Beautiful countryside. Fantastic local pubs and a cottage you can’t wait to get back to !
Lovely, relaxing and laid back in lovely surroundings. Almost ‘kidnapped’ Max.
We enjoyed ourselves very much. Dons Barn is beautiful as is the surrounding area. Highlights of the cottage itself for me were the enormous sofa, open fire, sunset view from the bed and Max !
The most beautiful romantic retreat. Quiet and peaceful. Tastefully furnished throughout and a romantic warm homely feel. We would like to comment on the sofa, shower and bed – We want them!
I really did not want to leave; the 2nd option was to pull the place down and rebuild it back in London – such a cosy place. Rose and Ferg
The cottage is wonderful-comfortable and interesting with lots of imaginative details. We have totally enjoyed our visit. An idyllic spot near to ‘what’s happening’, but at the same time far away from it all.
Seldom do things live up to the hype or expectation but Dons Barn met and exceeded everyone. It’s such a lovely place and we would recommend it to anyone and everyone. We look forward to coming back and relaxing again soon.
Splendid accomodation, great surroundings and helpful advice conspire to create the perfect get away – Thanks
Our best holiday ever in the UK!
Bringing Yana to Dons Barn was a stroke of genius. She just adds another dimension to all the pleasures of staying in Suffolk at Grove Cottages.
The warm welcome was a great start to a relaxing 5 days. We would like to come back for a longer period to explore the wonderful countryside. Thank you.
Absolutely perfect week away. Exactly what we came away to do, nothing. Loved all the friendly local pubs and walks, and of course Max the cat!
The perfect relaxation get away! We now want pet ducks! Thank you for a fab, much needed break.
Just what we needed. Can’t wait to come back!
Don’s Barn is an absolute gem. Roaring fire, fantastic view, lovely comfy bed, ducks pottering past your lounge, idyllic location. Don’t bother looking, you won’t find a better cottage in Suffolk!
A wonderful break and the cottage was lovely in every way. The massage therapy on offer was an unexpected bonus and could rival any spa experiences. A truly superb getaway.
Nice to be woken-up by a cockerel instead of traffic!
Another fantastic, relaxing weekend at The Grove, Thank You! We look forward to returning soon.
Just what we needed – a natural boost to the system.
Just a quick note to say thanks for a lovely weekend stay at Dons Barn. It was so cosy & comfortable. We were desperate for a weekend break. So difficult trying to carry on 7 days a week with business when feeling so awful. This weekend was absolutely what the doctor ordered!! we will definitely be back some time.
Extremely Comfortable – Perfect for a chill-out weekend – didn’t disappoint us at all – Delightful
Tranquil, luxurious, beautiful & cosy. An unforgettably good time. Dons Barn is so lovely; it’s a treat in itself.
‘Perfect Christmas Hideaway’
Dons Barn is fabulous. Pure escapism with a wonderful fire.
An absolute treasure!
Absolutely superb; a wonderful, idyllic setting, perfect for relaxing and romantic moments. We aim to stay in all of Marks cottages!!
Beautiful cottage; love the log fire! Fantastic when it snowed. Dog loved it all as well; fascinated y the ducks. We also saw deer in the field a few times which was great 🙂
Hello to everyone at Grove cottages, Myself and my Husband stayed in Dons Barn from 22nd November to 28th November for our honeymoon and I just wanted to say a big thank you for such a lovely time. The cottage was so cosy and relaxing just what we need after all the organising of a wedding. We both really enjoyed our time at Dons Barn and Jimmy especially enjoyed feeding the ducks every morning and the visits from the cat. Again thank you for a lovely relaxing holiday and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Also please can you add me onto your mailing list for any offers you have Kind Regards Nicky
Absolutely beautiful cottage – perfectly cosy for November weather! Great walks and country pubs too. Thanks!!
Excellent, romantic accommodation – absolutely lacked nothing!!
Every comfort – very imaginative and super bed!
A beautiful cottage in a charming part of the country – the perfect celebration of our anniversary! Very Romantic! Thank You!
Dons Barn is a beautiful, cosy cottage, superbly designed and layed out. Grove Cottages are a perfect place to stay, to relax and unwind.
Beautiful part of the country and a HUGE log fire to cuddle up in front of!!
Very relaxing time – fabulous weather made ‘chilling it’ perfect!
Fab as ever; will see you again!
Thank you so much to Mark and all the team at Grove Cottages. We came to stay at Dons Barn to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time./ the cottage is so cosy and we loved the visits from all the ducks and maxi the cat!! Everything was perfect, thanks
We just wanted to say thank you for the most lovely week in Dons Barn. We had a fantastic time-lazy mornings, long walks and delicious food. Obviously we were lucky with the weather but it wouldn’t have mattered if it was bad! The cottage is beautiful, and the guide/map was really helpful. We were sad to leave and will be back!
A great place to relax and re-discover what its all about! Suffolk has so much history and beauty. Would you come again? Certainly, any time! Thank You
We had a lovely uncluttered, unhurried week and the rain stayed away! Sat in the open air watching the sun set whilst partaking of a bottle of wine! Serenaded by the birds in just one evening of our honeymoon we shall always remember
Really enjoyed our stay at Dons Barn bigger than we had anticipated; loved the barn, cosy feel and really made it our home for a few days. Good job!
An amazing place to come and relax; the cottage was immaculate with period features, the wildlife abundant, and although you are in the middle of nowhere there are at least 10 quaint villages to explore within 10 miles. You wouldnt know it but Waitrose was 10 minutes away as well!
Perfect location for exploring pubs and parish churches. Sofa fantastic, view superb, decor delightful!!
Had a great ‘get away from it all’ holiday. Thanks for the sunshine – a lovely touch! – lots of places to eat and we loved the welcome basket.
Sleepy Suffolk where the pace of life slows you down and helps you relax. Grove Cottages has it all; space, peace and quiet, caring landlords and most Suffolk attractions within an hours drive from base.
The Grove is dripping with rustic charm and would recommend it to anyone.
WE WANT TO MOVE IN!! Don’s Barn is 100% perfect along with ‘The Team’ Thank You
The Grove is dripping with rustic charm and would recommend it to anyone.
We had a wonderful time. Dons Barn is perfect and beautifully designed. We loved the large windows and easy access to the outside. The countryside is beautiful and there is so much to see and do that a week was not enough!
We stayed at Dons Barn on our honeymoon and it was the perfect place for a honeymoon. The cottage is very cosy and quaint with ducks to feed in the back garden. There are some fantastic country pubs serving lovely food. The cottage had everything we needed and the people very friendly and helpful.
Idyllic weekend. Perfect barn. Perfect location. Fantastic!
An oasis of calm in picture postcard countryside- definitely worth a visit!
Met all the expectations of a country cottage; log fires, beams, flagstone and wooden floors. Even ducks to feed each morning!
Fantastic, relaxing week. Great walks and local pubs with friendly people. Will be back.
The whole trip was brilliant. We are a young couple 29-30 and we do not want to leave at the end of the trip everything was perfect!
We had an amazing stay at Dons Barn – 10/10 cosy factor, views and walks were excellent.
Really wonderful. We loved the cottage & the surroundings. Wonderful attention to detail – someone obviously has a really good eye for decor, furnishings & refurbishment. Absolutely lovely. We
Loved it. It
We average 2 visits per year. Got engaged here. Had my hen night here. And now spent some time here heavily pregnant. See you soon with our Baby !!
A faultlessly wonderful time- again! An oasis of calm in picture postcard countryside
I just wanted to say that we had a fabulous time over the weekend. The directions were great, the welcome was outstanding and we felt part of the Grove Cottages family straight away! The Barn was delightful, and very well equipped. We had a most relaxing, enjoyable time and will definitely be coming back. We walked down to the pub in Edwardstone Friday evening and came back by stunningly bright moonlight. We also did Marks walk to Little Waldingfield on Saturday… what beautiful weather too! We couldn
Only 2 hours away, and it felt like being a million miles away
The perfect pre-Christmas winter escape. Once we
Simply the most amazing and friendly cottage that we have stayed in. The ducks, wildlife and beautiful countryside make The Grove a dream to stay in. Can
Third visit and still trying to find something that isn
Fantastic weekend, congratulations to Mark and his team
Ahead of our hectic wedding schedule, an ideal place to relax, catch up and plan! Sights and smells second to none!
This is the perfect antidote to London life. We can
With snow every day for 2 weeks, we could not have picked a cosier or more relaxing place to be. Don
The nicest place we have every stayed in! Sell it to us!!
Thank you for making our first anniversary in England a special one. What a great idea to be able to discover the English countryside on bicycles! We especially loved the farm style atmosphere provided.
Fab, Fab, Fab. Will (reluctantly!) have to recommend to our friends, and no doubt they along with us, will become repeat offenders!! Felt right at home, as soon as we arrived.
Another great stay, we will definitely be back
Very relaxing! An authentic country retreat. Great place to escape from the hustle and bustle and to recharge your batteries.
We particularly enjoyed the quiet, rural setting, the hooting of owls and the visits of Maxi the cat!
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Very lovely place to stay for a few days unwinding reading, painting
What a fantastic weekend. The Grove was way beyond our expectations. A real treat to find such a dog friendly place. Even the information pack was full of places to eat, that welcome dogs. The Red Rose at Lindsey even provided a bowl of water for our two thirsty hounds! Thanks Mark
Fantastic stay. Beautiful and quiet and so nice to be able to bring the dog. Stayed at Grove Cottages many times now, it’s great value for money,
Was short but perfect. Homely, easy, and very relaxing. Many Thanks !