Grove Stamp 75

Dons Barn

Location: Grove Cottage
4 Star

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

Location: Grove Cottage

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.


The Experience - Self Catering At Dons Barn

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.

The Gardens

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.

Green Credentials

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.


Local Area

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).




  • Barbeque
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Bikes Provided
  • Cats Accepted
  • Central Heating
  • Clothes Airer or Washing Line
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Washer
  • Cooker and Hob
  • Courtyard
  • Dishwasher
  • Dog Friendly
  • Enclosed garden or large dog area
  • Freezer-compartment
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High Chair Provided
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and Board
  • King Size Bed
  • Microwave
  • Off Road Parking
  • Open Fire or Wood Burner
  • Shower, Walk In
  • Smart TV
  • Television
  • Towels Provided
  • Travel Cot Provided
  • Wifi



Trainline Journey Planner: Click Here

London Liverpool Street station – Colchester station = 47 mins

London Liverpool Street station – (change at Marks Tey) Sudbury station = 79 mins

Colchester – taxis at station – 30 mins to cottage

Sudbury – Sudbury Town Taxis 01787 377366 – 15 mins to cottage

Trainline Link – Plan Your Journey


What the Guests Say...


  • Sunday, 12th May 2024, Graham:
    Very nice welcome from Mark even though we were rather early.
    The Welcome present of Flowers, prosecco and milk was a great touch.
    The cottage has everything you need for a short break and was very comfortable.
    Good location for seeing lots of Suffolk highlights.
    Excellent all round 7 we will likely come again.
  • Thursday, 9th May 2024, Angela & Richard:
    The Barn was beautiful – we couldn’t have hoped for better !
    Peace and tranquility in an amazing countryside !!
    We’ll be back !!!
    p.s. being able to bring our cat with us was a big game changer.
    Thank you !!! x
  • Sunday, 28th April 2024, John & Nicholette:
    We have been to a number of Grove Cottages over the years, but Dons Barn is a firm favourite.
    Always welcoming and in such a lovely environment.
  • Friday, 26th April 2024, Christine:
    Warm, comfortable base for exploring the county.
  • Sunday, 21st April 2024, Helen & David:
    We really enjoyed every cosy moment of Dons Barn.
    Mark’s calm hosting energy really set the pace for us, and we found ourselves slowly unravelling from London’s stresses.
    Everything we need was provided, a brilliant Pub a stroll away, it was absolute bliss.
  • Sunday, 14th April 2024, Louise:
    Grove Cottages are beautiful.
    We have been to many and this one is definitely among the best !
    Thanks for a lovely stay.
  • Sunday, 7th April 2024, Jennifer:
    A lovely, relaxing weekend on our return to Dons Barn !
  • Monday, 1st April 2024, Kelly:
    Dons Barn was the perfect country getaway.
    The Barn is welcoming and cosy, the local area is easy to explore and full of Gems.
    Mark is a great Host and has lots of local recommendations as well.
  • Sunday, 17th March 2024, Michael:
    Lovely place.
    Dogs loved their stay also.
    Will definitely be back again.
  • Monday, 4th March 2024, Helen & Peter:
    Well Don’s Barn is quite a find!
    Cosy, rustic, quirky, just beautiful!
    So much to see and do, the countryside is stunning!
    Mark the owner couldn’t be more helpful + welcoming, highly recommended!
  • Monday, 26th February 2024, Clare:
    Excellent – As always.
  • Sunday, 18th February 2024, Joseph:
    Quite simply the best place for a cottage getaway!
    Dons Barn really is picture perfect and has all the touches to make you feel as though you are in the comfort of your own property.
  • Sunday, 11th February 2024,Tony:
    Thank you for a Lovely weekend.
  • Monday, 29th January 2024, Ricky & Chloe:
    We had a magical stay at Dons Barn for a belated Birthday, definitely worth the wait.
    We do not want to leave & can’t wait to return for every other Season.
    Perfect for a getaway with the dogs.
    So much to see & do around but we loved just sitting by the fire taking in the cosiness and beauty of the place.
    Thank you.
  • Sunday, 14th January 2023, Sylvia & Mark:
    We really enjoyed our stay
    Mark was so helpful with information on the local area, full of knowledge of all the pretty places and local Gem’s.
    Loved the decor and rustic feel of Dons Barn, please dont change Anything!!
    We only stayed 3 nights so walked from the door every morning.
  • Monday 8th January 2024, Hayley:
    We had a lovely relaxing stay.
    Thank you.
  • Wednesday, 3rd January 2024, Emma:
    We’ve very much enjoyed our stay. No Ikea in sight.
    It was great to return with one happy dog who’d rolled in fox poo and then have luxurious facilities available specific for the purpose of cleaning and pampering said dog. And then to dry and warm up in front of the fire.
    Really lovely place, full of character and eclectic furnishings; slept very well, comfortable bed, loved the sofa and appreciated the log fire on a winters evening.
    Would definitely recommend and will come again.
    Thank you 🙂
  • Monday, 1st January 2024, Claudia:
    The Cottage is Great!
    Beautiful setting and everything you need.
    Very cosy in Winter with the fire and the Christmas Tree.
  • Friday, 29th December 2023, Mike:
    Had a great time, so relaxing and quiet – exactly what we needed.
    We really appreciated the ‘Dog Friendly’ aspect of Dons Barn and the area.
  • Sunday, 10th December 2023, Sarah & Stanley:
    Great stay, very relaxing.
    Will definately return
  • Sunday, 26th November 2023, Joanna:
    A wonderful stay in a beautiful, cosy place.
    A perfect escape from busy London life (and our children!).
    Great walks with the dog, we very much enjoyed The Peacock Inn and The Lindsey Rose for dinner.
    We will try our very hardest to be back soon!!
  • Sunday, 19th November 2023, Emily:
    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.
  • Monday, 13th October 2023, Matthew:
    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.
  • Friday, 27th October 2023, Ben:
    Perfect place for a weekend away in the countryside
  • Sunday, 22nd October 2023, Paul:
    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.
  • Friday, 20th October 2023, Lewis:
    The perfect little romantic getaway.
  • Sunday, 15th October 2023, Lesley:
    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.
  • Monday, 9th October 2023, Ben:
    Cosy Cottage full of character.
    Perfect for a relaxing break with plenty of great walks and Pubs nearby.
  • Sunday, 1st October 2023, Tom:
    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. 
  • Sunday, 24th September 2023, Charlie & Alice:
    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.
  • Sunday 10th September, 2023, Phil & Jeanette:
    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.
  • Monday, 4th September 2023, Stephen & Maria:
    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!
  • Sunday, 27th August 2023, Bernie:
    A perfect getaway for those who enjoy the outdoors and you can bring your cat.
  • Monday, 21st August 2023, Donna & Mark:
    A beautiful little cottage that we absolutely loved staying in.
  • Friday, 21st July 2023, Nicola & Stephen:
    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.
  • Friday, 14th July 2023, Tom & Victoria:
    We had a wonderful time. The barn is a beautiful relaxed space to unwind. Thanks very much.
  • Sunday 9th July 2023, Yvonne:
    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.
  • Monday, 3rd July 2023, Clare:
    As always, an amazing and relaxing stay. Lovely cottages, we’ll be back.
  • Sunday, 18th June 2023, Paul & Claire:
    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.
  • Monday 12th June 2023, Louisa & Jamie:
    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 !
  • Monday, 29th May 2023, Sally & Adrian:
    Characterful Cottage – Lovely position – Very peaceful.
    Welcoming hosts – clean and well appointed.
    Nice patio.
    Comfortable bed – good shower – hot water.
  • Friday, 19th May 2023, Jane:
    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.
  • Sunday, 14th May, 2023, Stephanie:
    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.
  • Sunday, 7th May 2023, Laura:
    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.
  • Friday,  5th May 2023, Tom & Sophie:
    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.
  • Monday, 10th April 2023, Hannah:
    Loved our stay with our baby, dog and cat! Thanks Mark.
  • Monday, 3rd April 2023, Charlie & Paul:
    The cottage is absolutely beautiful, clean, warm and cosy. Thank you for an amazing weekend. X
  • Sunday, 26th February 2023, Etienne:
    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.
  • Sunday, 12th February 2023, Paul & Carol:
    Dons Barn is a fantastic place to stay! Great location, warm and inviting decor, everything you need is provided. Would highly recommend it.
  • Sunday, 5th February 2023, Blanca:
    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.
  • Friday, 27th January 2023, Dan & Sheila:
    Lovely warm stay – as warm as the generous welcome. We’ll be back.
  • Friday, 20th January 2023, Frances & John:
    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.
  • Friday, 30th December 2022, Lorraine:
    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!
  • Friday, 23rd December 2022, Graham:
    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.
  • Monday, 19th December 2022, Sophie:
    Absolutely wonderful stay in the cosiest cottage! Exceeded expecttions. Thank you!
  • Friday, 16th December 2022, Imogen:
    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.
  • Friday, 2nd December 2022, Helen:
    Cosy, relaxing and authentic at an affordable rice. Will be back and bring the dog next time.
  • Friday, 25th November 2022, Sarah & Jim:
    Beautifully presented cottage in a peaceful and tranquil spot in Suffolk.
    I daren’t tell anyone else about it!
  • Friday, 18th November 2022, Kate:
  • Roses were lovely, shower superb.
  • Monday, 14th November 2022, Angie:
  • Beautiful cottage in a stunning location! We will be back 🙂
  • Monday, 7th November 2022, Theresa:
  • Lovely little cottage in a gorgeous setting. Hard to find fault with anything at all. Lovely converted barn tastefully done, with all the comfort we needed. Loved the fireplace!!
  • Monday, 24th October 2022, Donna:
  • Had a wonderful stay at the barn in the beautiful countryside. Plenty of off street parking and space around us, helpful advice from Mark on local amenities and a pub nearby within easy walkable distance, with a CAMRA award and serving great pizza.
  • Friday, 21st October 2022, Jane:
  • Beautiful location. Friendly and helpful hosts. Great little hideaway cottage. We will have to go a long way to find anything better than here! Thank you for making us feel so welcome. Xx
  • Friday, 14th October 2022, Ivelin & Grace:
  • We had a really enjoyable and relaxing time. Great area! The cottage interior is lovely.
  • Friday, 16th September 2022, Mark & Karen:
  • We were self catering ‘virgins’ and have now been converted! It has been a most enjoyable stay. It had everything and extra touches we needed e.g. tea lights etc. Beautiful gardens and views of the horses in the paddock from living/bedroom.
  • Friday, 19th August 2022, Lisa:
  • Beautiful property in a wonderful location. The cottage is equipped with everything you could possibly need. Extremely comfortable and full of period character. Our stay just wasn’t long enough.
  • Monday, 15th August 2022, Patricia:
  • This has been a wonderful week in Dons Barn and Snow Cottage. The accommodation has been superb, the setting outstanding creating a very relaxing holiday for 5 adults and 5 children with age ranging from 3 to 75. We all loved it and would love to return.
  • Friday, 12th August 2022, Geoff:
  • Flawless character cottage. Quirky and charming yet comfortable and well equpped. Many nice touches – bikes to borrow, towels in case visitors dogs get wet. A lovely place to stay – we hope to be back.
  • Friday, 22nd July 2022, Paul:
  • Nice relaxing stay, we had everything we needed and enjoyed Dons Barn and surrounding area.
  • Friday, 15th July 2022, Kate:
  • All lovely! We really enjoyed staying in Dons Barn.
  • Sunday, 10th July 2022, Kristopher:
  • Beautiful property, host is 5 star, service and communication is beyond compare. Look forward to staying at this property again very soon!
  • Friday, 8th July 2022, Jason:
  • Very nice stay, thanks for letting us share your home.
  • Sunday, 3rd July 2022, Johnny:
  • Relaxed within minutes of being here. A real home from home, without any of the ‘home’ stresses. Everything was fab, we had everything we needed.
  • Sunday, 26th June 2022, Katie:
  • Our stay at Dons Barn was excellent. Comfortable, scenic and pet friendly!
  • Sunday, 19th June 2022, Eve & Lynton:
  • We found our stay at Dons Barn to be everything we wanted it to be! The barn is very romantic int he summer time and we can imagine it would be just as lovely in the winter. If you like ‘olde world’ you’ll love this!
  • Friday, 10th June 2022, Jennie & David:
  • Fabulous week, stayed many years ago in The Bakery with our dog. Just as we remembered it, beautiful, bought the family with us this time in Orchard Cottage. So comfortable and cosy, bed excellent for us, no creaky bones/back in the mornings just jumped out, home from home mattress. Good power shower. Definitely be back sooner rather than later! Thank you Mark & Co.
  • Sunday, 5th June 2022, Brett:
  • Was excellent. Fantatic old cottage with beautiful features.
  • Friday, 3rd June 2022, Richard & Isabella:
  • A beautiful, cosy, well appointed cottage that was perfect for us to relax in and while away raing afternoons and sunny days. Thank you for our stay, we hope to be back.
  • Monday, 30th May 2022, Elizabeth:
  • A lovely warm welcome when we arrived. A great base for exploring Suffolk. Quiet roads so we felt safe cycling. We enjoyed visiting RSPB reserves, Greene King brewery, West Stow Anglo Saxon village, the Suffolk Punch Trust and Woodbridge Tide Mill. Very comfortable bed, excellent shower!!
  • Friday, 13th May 2022, Tom:
  • This cottage is stunning! We loved staying in here and exploring the local area on bikes. The most cosy experience ever! Thank you Mark!
  • Sunday, 8th May 2022, Giselle & Michael:
  • Perfect for a cosy weekend away from it all. Lovely views from the living room and bedroom. Wonderful use of reclaimed doors and timber. Love the exposed brickwork and beams in the loft style bedroom.
  • Friday, 6th May 2022, Kate & Simon:
  • This was exactly the relaxation break we needed: waking up to the view of the orchard garden and fields and trees beyond, relaxing in the deck chairs in the garden, eating breakfast, lunch, dinner in the garden, sitting on the bench (oh yes, in the garden) with a coffee/evening drink, strolling along the lanes, cycling along the lanes, walking/cycling to the Edwardstone pub, breathing in the spacious peaceful green of the Suffolk countryside; relaxing in the cosy indoors with real fire, sleeping well in the super comfortable bed. Perfect, thank you x
  • Sunday, 1st May 2022, Tricia
  • Can’t recommend this lovely place enough. Great location to relax and also explore the local area. The space was beautiful, cosy and really clean. Great communications from the host Mark and lovely little touches to make the stay marvellous. Will definitely visit again. Thanks, Mark!
  • Monday, 25th April 2022, Peter & Sophie:
  • Loved our stay! So look forward to coming back!
  • Monday, 11th April 2022, Joe & Carla:
  • The perfect place for a relaxing long weekend. The barn has everything you need and is extremely cosy! Bottle of fizz on arrival was a nice touch
  • Friday, 25th March 2022, Donna:
  • Gorgeous location, relaxing and cosy……a great base to be able to explore surrounding area, one hour from the coast which was perfect for us….we felt so relaxed whilst at the cottage, bikes to ride, deck chairs for the garden and our little dogs had a super time…would we go back? Oh yes!!
  • Friday, 18th March 2022, Brady & Diane:
  • As soon as we arrived we felt at home. So much effort has been put into everything. For us the maps and guides were amazing with all the local information. Thank you and see you again soon!
  • Friday, 11th March 2022, Alice:
  • Lovely decor, peaceful setting, relaxing stay.
  • Friday, 4th March 2022, Graham:
  • Fabulous cottage, beautifully quiet and peace, best sofa I have ever had the pleasure to park myself on! Many, many thanks.
  • Friday, 4th February 2022, Julie & Paul:
  • Absolutely adored Dons Barn – quaint, quirky and perfect fo a long weekend away.
  • Sunday, 30th January 2022, Caron:
  • This is our sixth time of using Grove Cottages and Dons Barn did not disappoint. Wonderful cottage in beautiful surroundings.
  • Friday, 28th January 2022, Bella:
  • This is such an astonishingly lovely group of dwellings and such care has been taken over creating a wonderfully atmospheric stay. We were in Don’s Barn which has a multitude of gorgeous aspects to it not least the floor to ceiling windows over looking the garden and the fields beyond. The giant fireplace and the enormous and beautiful sofa were perfect for a cosy evening. We would have loved to have been staying a bit longer – the area has such a lot to recommend it. Hopefully we’ll be back! PS. This is a perfect place for dogs too!
  • Monday, 24th January 2022, Moe & Stephen:
  • A truly wonderful time! We can’t wait to return, thank you 🙂
  • Friday, 14th January 2022, David:
  • Beautiful, peacefull setting to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. We have visisted many other Grove Cottages over the years but this is the first time at the farm itself. We will be back! (p.s. love the crocodile bench).
  • Monday, 10th January 2022, Michele:
  • We had a lovely short stay here to recharge our batteriest after a ‘full-on’ house move. The cosy atmosphere and setting in front of the roaring fire certainly did the trick – we feel read to face life again! We enjoyed the cosy feel very much, it was warm and well lit. The fire was lovely. We enjoyed the radio/DVD player – we have forgotten how nice it is to listen to music! The outside area looks lovely so we’d like to return in the summer to make use of it!
  • Monday, 3rd January 2022, Lisa:
  • A perfect place to stay for a quiet getaway in rural Suffolk, spent 2 days walking the dogs on many different public footpaths, no road noise & hardly anyone else around
  • Monday, 27th December 2021, Tim & Catriona:
  • “If you like Hygge, this is the place for you”. Perfect for the quiet getaway, cycling, walking and good beer drinking!
  • Monday, 13th December 2021, Ellie:
  • We’ve absolutely loved our stay – the place was extremely clean and cosy, not to mention festive! Thanks so much for having us on our first holiday as a family of three!
  • Friday, 19th November 2021, Neil:
  • Lovely setting, lovely cottage, very dog friendly, walks from the doorstep
  • Friday, 22nd October 2021, Blaine:
  • We’ve never been to Suffolk before and coming to Dons Barn at this time of the year has truly ‘wowed’ us. The barn is beautiful and cosy. The location is fantastic for exploring the surrounding villages. We’ve loved our time here. Thank you
  • Sunday, 17th October 2021, Darren & Lynne:
  • Don’t change a thing – thank you!
  • Friday, 8th October 2021, Alan:
  • Quirky cottage in rural Suffolk
  • Friday, 24th September 2021, Eric:
  • Fabulous restored barn, great character with generous space for two in lovely natural surroundings. Well placed for exploring Suffolk
  • Friday, 17th September 2021, Shelley:
  • Dons Barn is a perfect hideaway to switch off and relax
  • Sunday, 5th September 2021, Pam & Rob:
  • We fell in love with Dons Barn from the start. From the clever touch of music playing as we entered the cottage, to all the finishing touches – including candles on the mantlepiece. We came here to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary and for some rest and relaxation and this couldn’t have been more perfect. You have thought of everything!
  • Friday, 3rd September 2021, Theresa:
  • Amazing place – we had a fantastic time. Thank you.
  • Sunday, 25th of July, 2021, Paul:
    Beautiful barn in a lovely area
  • Friday, 16th of July, 2021, Sarah & Rich:
    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
  • Saturday, 26th of June, 2021, Terry & Gill:
    Great place, we will be back
  • Friday, 11th of June, 2021, Barbara & Michael:
    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
  • Friday, 4th of June, 2021, Carol & Steve:
    Clean, comfortable cottage. We’d definitely return for another holiday in this lovely area.
  • Sunday, 30th of May, 2021, Xuan:
    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.
  • Friday, 28th of May, 2021, Stewart & Jane:
    Beautiful romantic cottage perfect for a short stay to recharge and explore beautiful Suffolk
  • Monday, 24th of May, 2021, Abigail & Stuart:
    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!
  • Friday, 21st of May, 2021, Julia:
    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.
  • Friday, 14th of May, 2021, Christine & Ian:
    A lovely cosy cottage, peaceful location. Excellent base for a relaxing break. It is well situated for exploring the local area.
  • Friday, 7th of May, 2021, Erica & Colin:
    First time in Suffolk and Grove Cottages. A great place to explore from Dons Barn and lovely quirky cottage
  • Friday, 30th of April, 2021, Kelly & Lee:
    Fantastic stay once again, stunning cottage. Thank you
  • Monday, 26th of October, 2020, Wendy & Hamish:
    Wonderful cosy stay – thank you!
  • Friday, 23rd of October, 2020, Rosie:
    A perfect place to spend a few days. The cottage is cosy and homely, a real home away from home
  • Monday, 28th of September, 2020, Claire & Bill:
    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.
  • Sunday, 20th of September, 2020, Andrew & Janet:
    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
  • Thursday, 17th of September, 2020, Joanne & David:
    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
  • Monday, 31st of August, 2020, Tracy:
    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
  • Friday, 20th of March, 2020, Morag & Stephen:
    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
  • Monday, 9th of March, 2020, Catherine & Peter:
    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.
  • Monday, 2nd of March, 2020, Katie:
    As usual, a wonderfully relaxing time. Can’t wait to come back for a fourth visit!
  • Sunday, 16th of February, 2020, Dean & Sarah:
    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.
  • Sunday, 19th of January, 2020, Mark & Clare:
    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).
  • Monday, 30th of December, 2019, Tom:
    Perfect as usual!
  • Monday, 16th of December, 2019, Jason & Kay:
    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.
  • Sunday, 8th of December, 2019, Imogen:
    What a great stay ! As soon as we walked in we felt relaxed !
  • Sunday, 1st of December, 2019, Susan:
    Enjoyed our stay very much
  • Monday, 25th of November, 2019, Emma & Chris:
    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!
  • Friday, 22nd of November, 2019, Yvonne & Scott:
    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.
  • Monday, 18th of November, 2019, Karen & Chris:
    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!
  • Monday, 11th of November, 2019, Phil:
    Everything was fantastic and we enjoyed our weekend which was well needed. We would definitely come again
  • Friday, 1st of November, 2019, Yolande:
    Beautiful romantic cosy relaxing barn, such a lovely few days here. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, would definitely come back again to Dons Barn
  • Thursday, 31st of October, 2019, Ale:
    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.
  • Sunday, 13th of October, 2019, Antony:
    Perfect location for rest and relaxation with a fire! Can’t wait to return
  • Sunday, 6th of October, 2019, Anna:
    Loved it! Great attention to detail, will be back
  • Sunday, 6th of October, 2019, William & Lorraine:
    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
  • Monday, 30th of September, 2019, Fiona:
    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!
  • Friday, 27th of September, 2019, Rosemary:
    Welcome basket was great. Loved the way you have recycled and upcycled, particular favourite, the cat flap in the shower room room door!
  • Friday, 30th of August, 2019, Robert:
    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.
  • Sunday, 18th of August, 2019, Mark:
    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 !
  • Monday, 12th of August, 2019, Paul & Angela:
    A great weekend away in a beautiful location. Dons Barn is peaceful and a perfect place to relax and unwind
  • Monday, 29th of July, 2019, Jeremy & Claire:
    Fantastic cottage, amazing welcome pack. So quiet and peaceful and relaxing. Loved sitting in the garden in the deck chairs.
  • Monday, 22nd of July, 2019, Giles & Claire:
    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!
  • Saturday, 6th of July, 2019, Tina:
    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
  • Friday, 5th of July, 2019, Paul:
    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.
  • Saturday, 29th of June, 2019, Karen:
    Beautiful little cottage with the real wow factor. Lovely location and setting and all the comforts you need. Keep doing what you are doing!
  • Wednesday, 26th of June, 2019, Tamara & Henry:
    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!
  • Friday, 21st of June, 2019, Chris:
    Everything ‘Excellent’
  • Friday, 14th of June, 2019, Annie & Bob:
    Everything was lovely and very welcoming, amazing welcome basket!
  • Monday, 10th of June, 2019, Estelle:
    Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves – lovely welcoming quirky cottage
  • Friday, 7th of June, 2019, Ann & Keith:
    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.
  • Sunday, 19th of May, 2019, Tracie & Brian:
    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!
  • Sunday, 19th of May, 2019, Paul:
    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.
  • Friday, 17th of May, 2019, Nigel & Christine:
    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
  • Monday, 6th of May, 2019, Lisa & Roger:
    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
  • Friday, 3rd of May, 2019, Julie:
    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.
  • Friday, 19th of April, 2019, Ania:
    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.
  • Sunday, 31st of March, 2019, Rachel:
    What a beautiful, cosy cottage we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
  • Friday, 1st of March, 2019, Jacqueline:
    Beautiful, stylish, relaxing cottage. Fantastic surroundings. Will be back.
  • Friday, 1st of March, 2019, Gina & Michael:
    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
  • Sunday, 24th of February, 2019, Karen:
    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.
  • Tuesday, 19th of February, 2019, Karl & Fiona:
    Great time. Dons Barn was great -:)
  • Sunday, 17th of February, 2019, Nina:
    Perfect. Loved it 🙂
  • Sunday, 10th of February, 2019, Adam & Charlotte:
    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
  • Monday, 4th of February, 2019, Shauneen:
    Another lovely stay – beautiful well equipped cottages in stunning countryside. So very highly recommended!!
  • Friday, 25th of January, 2019, David:
    Simply amazing!
  • Monday, 14th of January, 2019, Vivienne & Ian:
    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
  • Saturday, 12th of January, 2019, Matt:
    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!
  • Monday, 7th of January, 2019, David & Paula:
    Stunning cottage in a beautiful setting. Perfect weekend away. Thank you.
  • Friday, 30th of November, 2018, Jacqueline:
    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.
  • Friday, 23rd of November, 2018, Stella, Lian & Paul:
    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!
  • Sunday, 18th of November, 2018, Chris & Emma:
    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.
  • Sunday, 11th of November, 2018, Sian & Christine:
    Lovely Cottage, snug and lovely retreat. Very welcoming and enjoyed our time here. Owner Mark very nice and helpful.
  • Sunday, 4th of November, 2018, David & Tracey:
    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.
  • Monday, 15th of October, 2018, Robin:
    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.
  • Sunday, 23rd of September, 2018, Helen & Geoff:
    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 .
  • Friday, 14th of September, 2018, Kirsten & David:
    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 -:)
  • Sunday, 9th of September, 2018, Shaun:
    Excellent stay way, great area, very romantic for our 25th wedding anniversary. Would definitely come again, fantastic fruit trees to enjoy. Magic!
  • Friday, 31st of August, 2018, Isabella & James:
    Had a lovely stay at Dons Barn! Fab surroundings, well equipped cottage with nice touches. Great welcome basket!
  • Monday, 27th of August, 2018, Ben & Bex:
    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.
  • Thursday, 23rd of August, 2018, Alice:
    Very lovely stay – thank you
  • Monday, 20th of August, 2018, Nichola:
    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!
  • Friday, 27th of July, 2018, Catherine & Steve:
    Even in 34 degrees heat there is always a shady corner to relax in! Fantastic welcome basket.
  • Monday, 23rd of July, 2018, Zoe:
    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…
  • Friday, 20th of July, 2018, John & Christine:
    A charming, rustic cottage in a beautiful, peaceful setting
  • Friday, 22nd of June, 2018, Rob & Jan:
    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
  • Monday, 18th of June, 2018, Leo & Family:
    (Leo Stayed in Rose, Dons and Snow Cottages – over 3 weeks with different elements of his family ) We have had a wonderful time
  • Friday, 18th of May, 2018, Ann & Keith:
    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.
  • Monday, 7th of May, 2018, Cate:
    Amazing interior design – leave a car for people who want to recreate similar Mark !!
  • Friday, 4th of May, 2018, Susanna & James:
    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!
  • Friday, 27th of April, 2018, Claire:
    A beautiful, light and airy cottage in a stunning location
  • Sunday, 22nd of April, 2018, Dave & Lynne:
    Wonderful. peaceful. Relaxing. Stressless 3 days. Dons Barn is probably the most relaxing place I have ever been too. Definately be back !!
  • Friday, 30th of March, 2018, Gill & Ray:
    We had a fabulous time. Lovely dog walks. Beautiful accommodation and grounds. Warm welcome peaceful and relaxing what more could you ask !
  • Friday, 23rd of March, 2018, Jenny & Ernest:
    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
  • Monday, 12th of March, 2018, Joanne & David:
    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
  • Friday, 2nd of March, 2018, Jennifer & frank:
    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 !!
  • Friday, 2nd of March, 2018, Mel & Rob:
    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!
  • Friday, 23rd of February, 2018, Fiona & Rob:
    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!
  • Saturday, 17th of February, 2018, Angela & Nick:
    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
  • Wednesday, 14th of February, 2018, Will:
    Perfect cottage.Impressive attention to detail, perfect for a cosy getaway
  • Sunday, 11th of February, 2018, Claire & Andy:
    Had a lovely peaceful weekend with no children, enjoyed our stay, everything was perfect. They go above and beyond to make your stay perfect.
  • Monday, 15th of January, 2018, Kay:
    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.
  • Friday, 12th of January, 2018, Ben & Adelle:
    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
  • Monday, 8th of January, 2018, Deborah:
    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 !
  • Monday, 1st of January, 2018, Lindsey:
    Don�s Barn is simply fabulous! We loved everything about it . It was a real pleasure to stay here & we are reluctant to leave.
  • Friday, 8th of December, 2017, Susanna:
    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!
  • Friday, 1st of December, 2017, Emma & Dean:
    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!
  • Sunday, 26th of November, 2017, Scott & Alexa:
    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!
  • Sunday, 12th of November, 2017, Geir:
    Great welcome and tour around the yard and surroundings. Dons Barn had everything we needed and we had a great weekend.
  • Saturday, 28th of October, 2017, Liz & John:
    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.
  • Monday, 16th of October, 2017, Therese & Phil:
    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!
  • Thursday, 12th of October, 2017, Heather:
    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.
  • Sunday, 8th of October, 2017, Simon & Jackie:
    Fabulous time at Dons Barn. Facilities including dog walking field are great. Welcome basket was a real bonus – thank you!
  • Friday, 6th of October, 2017, Lisa & Mitch:
    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.
  • Friday, 29th of September, 2017, Willem & Jacqueline:
    Cosy cottage, lovely environment, friendly and willing help from staff.
  • Sunday, 17th of September, 2017, David & Julia:
    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!
  • Sunday, 10th of September, 2017, Ellen & karen:
    The Cottage is very charming, very cosy and decorated with an eye for detail. Nice Welcome. Very quiet. Just perfect
  • Friday, 25th of August, 2017, Anne & Martin:
    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.
  • Friday, 28th of July, 2017, Geoff & Cathy:
    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!
  • Monday, 17th of July, 2017, Joanne:
    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
  • Friday, 14th of July, 2017, Christine & Peter:
    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 🙂 🙂
  • Friday, 7th of July, 2017, Chris:
    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
  • Sunday, 25th of June, 2017, Sharon:
    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.
  • Tuesday, 20th of June, 2017, Simon & Kathryn:
    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.
  • Monday, 5th of June, 2017, Christine:
    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
  • Friday, 26th of May, 2017, Ann & Keith:
    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.
  • Friday, 26th of May, 2017, Nicola:
    Absolute perfect…as always! Gorgeous cottage and attention to detail makes for a restful and relaxing stay. Thank you.
  • Monday, 8th of May, 2017, Tracie & Brian:
    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.
  • Monday, 24th of April, 2017, Katrina:
    No choice but to relax in these lovely peaceful surroundings. Just what we wanted and we wanted for nothing.
  • Friday, 21st of April, 2017, Peter, Matthew & Finzi:
    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.
  • Saturday, 15th of April, 2017, Victoria:
    We had the most wonderful time in Dons Barn! Such a beautiful space, everything is so carefully thought through! A wonderful, peaceful weekend!
  • Monday, 10th of April, 2017, Finola & John:
    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! -:)
  • Sunday, 2nd of April, 2017, Amy & Michael:
    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!
  • Sunday, 19th of March, 2017, Lynda:
    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.
  • Sunday, 26th of February, 2017, Valerie:
    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.
  • Monday, 6th of February, 2017, Jamie & Tonia:
    One of the best holidays I can remember. A charming cottage in paradise – we can’t wait to come back xx
  • Monday, 23rd of January, 2017, Rachel & Andy:
    Wonderful weekend – thank you so so much. Cottage is just fabulous – couldn’t have wished for more…
  • Monday, 16th of January, 2017, Dom & Jess:
    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!
  • Monday, 12th of December, 2016, Emma & Dean:
    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.
  • Monday, 5th of December, 2016, Jamie & Nicki:
    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.
  • Monday, 7th of November, 2016, Jenny:
    Most amazing weekend away, cottage was perfection.
  • Monday, 17th of October, 2016, Scott:
    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!
  • Monday, 26th of September, 2016, Sallie & Ralph:
    We have spent a most enjoyable week – Dons Barn has all you need for a very relaxing stay.
  • Friday, 16th of September, 2016, Sarah & Aaron:
    As always our stay was wonderful – xosy, relaxing and peaceful. Thank you !
  • Wednesday, 14th of September, 2016, Trevor:
    We have enjoyed ourselves immensely and will return for a longer stay next time
  • Sunday, 11th of September, 2016, Dipan:
    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.
  • Friday, 19th of August, 2016, Jo & Dylan:
    Really, really peaceful – a fantastic place to stay – I love this barn!
  • Monday, 15th of August, 2016, Ruby:
    It was great – very cosy.
  • Monday, 8th of August, 2016, Andrea:
    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.
  • Friday, 8th of July, 2016, Graham & Janet:
    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.
  • Friday, 17th of June, 2016, Kevin:
    An enjoyable stay although the weather was unpredictable! The cottage had everything we needed.
  • Friday, 10th of June, 2016, Ian:
    Charming little retreat – photos on website don’t do it justice. Perfect!
  • Sunday, 8th of May, 2016, Lauren:
    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!
  • Thursday, 28th of April, 2016, Julie & Mark:
    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.
  • Monday, 25th of April, 2016, Francesca & Ashley:
    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.
  • Friday, 11th of March, 2016, Chris:
    It was superb, perfect place to relax. The whole place was just as we liked and the walks lovely – would definitely come back -:)
  • Sunday, 28th of February, 2016, Grant:
    A very warm welcome, beautiful warm, comfortable cottage. Perfect break away!
  • Thursday, 18th of February, 2016, Jane:
    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.
  • Tuesday, 16th of February, 2016, Danny & Laura:
    Beautiful cottages in fabulous setting. Very peaceful but close to lots of interesting villages. Great walks, would love to return in summer!
  • Friday, 12th of February, 2016, Linda:
    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!
  • Friday, 12th of February, 2016, Laura & Nicky:
    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.
  • Friday, 5th of February, 2016, Tony:
    We love our stays and visits to the cottages – so peaceful and relaxing.
  • Monday, 1st of February, 2016, Laura & Ben:
    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.
  • Friday, 15th of January, 2016, Trisha & Ken:
    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.
  • Sunday, 10th of January, 2016, Faye:
    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.
  • Thursday, 10th of December, 2015, Simon & Sacha:
    Absolutely fantastic, just wonderful. The perfect romantic retreat for my partners birthday…and our baby loved it too!
  • Friday, 4th of December, 2015, Paul & Carla:
    Exceeded expectations – beautiful in every way. Thank you!
  • Friday, 4th of December, 2015, Emma & Dean:
    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!
  • Tuesday, 24th of November, 2015, Allan & Sarah:
    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.
  • Sunday, 15th of November, 2015, Sophie:
    A very cosy, romantic weekend spent at Grove Cottages – a welcome break spent relaxing, walking and unwinding.
  • Monday, 9th of November, 2015, Rob & Michele:
    Beautiful area, beautiful accommodation. We loved the entire experience. Dons Barn is just so relaxing, especially with the woodburner alight.
  • Friday, 30th of October, 2015, Sarah:
    Wonderful, peaceful, restorative break.
  • Thursday, 22nd of October, 2015, Rachel:
    Peaceful, remote, cosy and quirky – a perfect retreat.
  • Friday, 16th of October, 2015, Sam & Emma:
    Fantastic short break! Wonderful setting for an idyllic little cottage. Will definitely be returning!
  • Sunday, 11th of October, 2015, Joanne:
    Beautiful relaxing environment � very calming. Beautiful cottage and setting.
  • Sunday, 4th of October, 2015, Lucy:
    Beautiful, cosy cottage, exactly what we wanted.
  • Friday, 2nd of October, 2015, Brian & Tracie:
    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!
  • Friday, 25th of September, 2015, Gemma:
    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.
  • Monday, 21st of September, 2015, Ros:
    So lovely to stay in a comfortable and relaxing place, with peace and quiet.
  • Monday, 14th of September, 2015, Eve & Steve:
    Just the most cosy and romantic place we have stayed.
  • Friday, 4th of September, 2015, Kate & Luke:
    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 -:)
  • Monday, 10th of August, 2015, Emily & Andy:
    Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting.
  • Sunday, 12th of July, 2015, Jayen:
    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.
  • Sunday, 12th of July, 2015, Keith & Tina:
    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.
  • Friday, 10th of July, 2015, Joanne:
    A relaxing beautiful stay in a well appointed and stylish cottage.
  • Saturday, 27th of June, 2015, Steve & Julie:
    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.
  • Sunday, 21st of June, 2015, Kevin:
    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.
  • Friday, 12th of June, 2015, Lisa & Kris:
    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.
  • Friday, 12th of June, 2015, Lesley:
    Very comfortable and quiet, slept like a log! Cottage full of character away from all the noise…lovely!
  • Friday, 5th of June, 2015, Phil & Holly:
    This is such a beautiful and homely place to stay. A fantastic welcome and high quality, delicious supplies in the welcome basket.
  • Monday, 1st of June, 2015, John & Frances:
    Excellent location. Very well planned and thoughtful fittings and facilities. Very welcoming and pleasant atmosphere.
  • Friday, 29th of May, 2015, Ann:
    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.
  • Monday, 18th of May, 2015, Eric:
    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.
  • Saturday, 9th of May, 2015, Aaron & Sarah:
    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.
  • Monday, 4th of May, 2015, Albie & Emmie:
    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
  • Sunday, 26th of April, 2015, Kate:
    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?!
  • Friday, 17th of April, 2015, Stephanie:
    Stunning cottage, fully equipped. Will recommend to all!
  • Thursday, 16th of April, 2015, Mary:
    Fantastic little cottage in a idyllic setting. Perfect break – will definitely recommend Grove Cottages. Thank you.
  • Monday, 23rd of March, 2015, Juste:
    Fantastic place – lovely cottage feel and very well furnished. Friendly hosts and beautiful surroundings. Highly recommended.
  • Sunday, 22nd of March, 2015, Marie-Claude & Mike:
    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!
  • Monday, 16th of March, 2015, Lucy:
    Very lovely stay.
  • Sunday, 8th of March, 2015, Daniel:
    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!
  • Friday, 6th of March, 2015, Deborah:
    Had a really good time – love Lavenham. Good walk around Kersey and lunch at The Bell – excellent!
  • Friday, 27th of February, 2015, Fleur & Stuart:
    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.
  • Monday, 23rd of February, 2015, Gerri & Peter:
    This little abode is ancient and modern, cemented together with cosiness and comfort. Blissful! 🙂
  • Sunday, 25th of January, 2015, Irene:
    We enjoyed staying at Dons Barn. It is a very cosy, romantic little cottage, perfect for couples. Would definitely return and recommend to others.
  • Monday, 19th of January, 2015, Louise:
    Really enjoyed our return to Dons Barn, it was everything we had hoped it would be.
  • Sunday, 11th of January, 2015, Sarah:
    Unique, welcoming and lovely. Very relaxing! Thank you.
  • Monday, 5th of January, 2015, Vivienne:
    Good location. Quirky cottage. Very comfortable – home from home. Lovely welcome basket.
  • Friday, 2nd of January, 2015, Barry:
    Would not choose any other cottage let. Grove Cottages provide the ‘ultimate’ in luxury, cosiness and sheer delight.
  • Saturday, 20th of December, 2014, Manoja & Anthony:
    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
  • Monday, 15th of December, 2014, Godfrey:
    Thanks for a great 3 days. Found Grove Cottages great, quiet weekend and wonderful cottage. A great time had by all.
  • Monday, 8th of December, 2014, Emma and Dean:
    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
  • Monday, 8th of December, 2014, Emma & Dean:
    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!
  • Friday, 5th of December, 2014, Jennie:
    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 !!
  • Friday, 21st of November, 2014, John:
    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.
  • Friday, 14th of November, 2014, Trina & Mark:
    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!
  • Tuesday, 11th of November, 2014, David & Rebecca:
    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.
  • Friday, 7th of November, 2014, Rosanne & Jack:
    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!!
  • Sunday, 19th of October, 2014, Catherine & Neil:
    You have thought of everything, we will definitely book again. It gave us some much needed time together, in a beautiful setting.
  • Friday, 10th of October, 2014, Patrick:
    Lovely cosy little cottage, with lots of character. Perfect for lazy sunny or rainy days!
  • Tuesday, 30th of September, 2014, Alex:
    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.
  • Monday, 8th of September, 2014, Amanda & Darren:
    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.
  • Sunday, 7th of September, 2014, Mary & Dave:
    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.
  • Sunday, 31st of August, 2014, Jen & Dave:
    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!
  • Friday, 29th of August, 2014, Robert:
    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.
  • Friday, 22nd of August, 2014, Tracy & Tim:
    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.
  • Friday, 15th of August, 2014, Joanne & Vicky:
    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!
  • Wednesday, 13th of August, 2014, Elizabeth:
    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.
  • Friday, 8th of August, 2014, Victoria:
    Fantastic break – loved the peace and quiet.
  • Friday, 1st of August, 2014, Janice & Ian:
    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!
  • Sunday, 27th of July, 2014, Prad & Nic:
    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.
  • Friday, 25th of July, 2014, Christine:
    Very good location for visiting interesting places – peaceful and private. Very welcoming towards dogs and a great welcome hamper! Many thanks.
  • Friday, 18th of July, 2014, Ishita:
    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!
  • Friday, 4th of July, 2014, Shaun:
    We stayed for a weekend and needed to relax. It was everything we could have wanted. Loved it!
  • Saturday, 21st of June, 2014, Mark:
    Very enjoyable stay, lovely finished cottage, with a lovely surroundings. Highly recommend.
  • Sunday, 8th of June, 2014, Oliver & Helen:
    A wonderful weekend break. Very high quality. Could not recommend any higher!
  • Wednesday, 4th of June, 2014, Raj:
    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!
  • Wednesday, 4th of June, 2014, Lowenna:
    Great location, lovely cottage. OS maps of local pubs/farm shops really useful.
  • Saturday, 31st of May, 2014, Laura:
    The cottages are amazing � so unique and such a peaceful spot. The perfect place for our wedding night. We wish we were staying longer!
  • Tuesday, 29th of April, 2014, Roger:
    Bluebell woods near or St Mary�s old church absolutely amazing. Church is well worth a visit too.
  • Friday, 18th of April, 2014, Jo:
    We had a great time, it�s a fab place.
  • Sunday, 6th of April, 2014, Karen & Joe:
    Quaint, Quirky, Quintessential and Quite Marvellous!!
  • Sunday, 23rd of March, 2014, Emma & Mark:
    Was everything we wanted in a relaxing/romantic weekend away. Can�t wait to come again.
  • Tuesday, 11th of March, 2014, Christopher:
    Wonderful stay perfect weather even in March, wonderful view over the garden and fields at breakfast, with beautiful sunsets.
  • Monday, 3rd of March, 2014, Hoi:
    Very pleasant and cosy stay, people so friendly, would recommend stay.
  • Friday, 28th of February, 2014, Guy:
    Fabulous place!
  • Friday, 21st of February, 2014, Michelle:
    We have had a fantastic stay. Gorgeous surroundings, lovely cottage. Very much looking forward to our next stay here.
  • Monday, 17th of February, 2014, Thea:
    The cottage is fantastic � great local walks with good pubs en-route Really enjoyed making the fire. Excellent facilities.
  • Friday, 24th of January, 2014, Jim:
    Brilliant as ever. Perfect environment for a relaxed weekend.
  • Monday, 20th of January, 2014, George:
    Lovely cosy and warm. Great fire. We will be back.
  • Friday, 17th of January, 2014, Joe & Val:
    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.
  • Tuesday, 14th of January, 2014, Bella:
    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!
  • Friday, 3rd of January, 2014, James:
    Loved staying in the warm cosy cottage.
  • Monday, 30th of December, 2013, Peter:
    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.
  • Monday, 30th of December, 2013, Peter:
    Dons Barn is a magical cottage, we all have had a great Christmas in here. It is very lovely and relaxing!!
  • Tuesday, 24th of December, 2013, Peter & Jen:
    Dons Barn is a magical cottage, we all have had a great Christmas here. It’s very lovely and relaxing ! ! x Jen
  • Monday, 23rd of December, 2013, Anthony:
    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.
  • Friday, 6th of December, 2013, Emma & Dean:
    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
  • Friday, 6th of December, 2013, John:
    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.
  • Friday, 6th of December, 2013, Emma & Dean:
    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.
  • Sunday, 24th of November, 2013, Claire & James:
    Thank you for a total relaxing weekend break. Amazing cottage and great location. Welcome basket is a lovely touch.
  • Friday, 8th of November, 2013, Annie:
    Love this place!
  • Friday, 1st of November, 2013, Lucy:
    The photos on the website don�t do this cottage justice! It far exceeded my expectations. A beautiful and cosy cottage with excellent facilities.
  • Friday, 25th of October, 2013, Jenny & David:
    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.
  • Thursday, 24th of October, 2013, Mike:
    Dons Barn is a wonderfully cosy cottage in a great location for anyone wanting a relaxing break.
  • Friday, 11th of October, 2013, Roger & Wendy:
    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!!
  • Monday, 7th of October, 2013, Tom & Carol:
    A lovely little cottage in a charming setting in easy reach of the towns and attractions of Suffolk.
  • Monday, 30th of September, 2013, Alan & Sue:
    Wonderful relaxing cottage fantastic full length window!
  • Friday, 27th of September, 2013, Gill:
    Wonderful as ever. Still can�t figure out the roads but has been fun exploring them.
  • Monday, 9th of September, 2013, Rachel & David:
    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.
  • Monday, 9th of September, 2013, Rachel & David:
    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.
  • Saturday, 7th of September, 2013, Alison:
    Beautiful cottage and brilliant welcome, will definitely recommend for a relaxing, quiet, comfortable break.
  • Friday, 30th of August, 2013, Rachel:
    Really very above our expectations! The cottage had been recommended to us already but we were amazed when we were shown round.
  • Sunday, 25th of August, 2013, Jenny:
    I want to stay longer!
  • Saturday, 24th of August, 2013, Mark & Frances:
    Idyllic cottages set in a beautiful location. A lovely welcome with a breakfast hamper. The cottage is certainly of a very high standard.
  • Sunday, 18th of August, 2013, Faye & Joseph:
    Was an enjoyable break. Well done. Will be back again soon. Cheers.
  • Thursday, 15th of August, 2013, Chris & Pat:
    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.
  • Saturday, 13th of July, 2013, Rob:
    Everything very nice and cosy!
  • Sunday, 23rd of June, 2013, Oliver & Jodie:
    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.
  • Friday, 21st of June, 2013, Christobel:
    Absolutely wonderful cottage in a magical area.
  • Friday, 7th of June, 2013, Keith & Ann:
    Team � we love it here at Dons barn, as you can guess by the fact we keep returning.
  • Friday, 24th of May, 2013, Holly & Duncan:
    Cosy, romantic and welcoming. We quickly felt at home in Don�s Barn and two nights was too short.
  • Sunday, 19th of May, 2013, Mark & Davina:
    Thank you for letting us stay at your amazing cottage! We would highly recommend you to our friends!
  • Friday, 19th of April, 2013, Sarah & George:
    Amazing, relaxing, beautifully romantic. We will be back very soon.
  • Monday, 8th of April, 2013, Nia & Rhys:
    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.
  • Friday, 29th of March, 2013, Jarryl:
    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!
  • Friday, 29th of March, 2013, Valerie & Luke:
    The attention to detail in Don�s Barn is incredible and Grove Cottages is an amazing base for cyclists of all levels.
  • Monday, 25th of March, 2013, Claire:
    Fantastic as the first time, had a fab relaxing weekend. Many thanks.
  • Wednesday, 6th of March, 2013, Pedro:
    It�s a delightful place for a break. Amazing cottage, exquisite taste and the best welcoming people. Thanks
  • Sunday, 24th of February, 2013, Anna & Ben:
    It is a great place, really cosy and lovely. Set in the middle of a lovely bit of England
  • Friday, 15th of February, 2013, Caroline & Justin:
    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
  • Monday, 21st of January, 2013, Wayne & Miranda:
    Amazing cottage and location, will definitely return. Lavenham is a must see!
  • Monday, 21st of January, 2013, Markus:
    Amazing cottage and location will definitely return. Lavenham is a must see!
  • Wednesday, 16th of January, 2013, Jade:
    Lovely relaxing break away from the stress of the city!
  • Thursday, 3rd of January, 2013, Harry & Charle:
    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
  • Thursday, 27th of December, 2012, Jared & Kimberley:
    Nice, quaint and relaxing cottage in the Suffolk countryside.
  • Wednesday, 12th of December, 2012, Emma & Dean:
    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!
  • Monday, 26th of November, 2012, George:
    Beautiful romantic getaway. Surpasses expectations
  • Friday, 23rd of November, 2012, Jeff & Sarah:
    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!
  • Sunday, 18th of November, 2012, Yan & Camille:
    Very cosy and romantic
  • Monday, 12th of November, 2012, Derek & Sandra:
    Arrived tired and frazzled � left 4 nights later � relaxed and recouped
  • Monday, 5th of November, 2012, Terence&Abbie:
    Come to Dons Barn for our mini-moon. Simply stunning, cosy, romantic – really just perfect.
  • Friday, 2nd of November, 2012, Veronica:
    Warm welcome, perfect cottage, left to my own devices, PERFECT!
  • Monday, 29th of October, 2012, Rachel&James:
    We had a fabulous time. We wanted complete relaxation and peace and quiet. We got this and more. Couldn’t recommend it enough!
  • Friday, 26th of October, 2012, Donna:
    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.
  • Sunday, 21st of October, 2012, Richard:
    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!
  • Sunday, 14th of October, 2012, Jenn:
    Such a wonderful dog friendly accommodation.
  • Friday, 28th of September, 2012, Graham:
    The time seems to pass very quickly, its so enjoyable that a weekend is gone in a flash!
  • Thursday, 27th of September, 2012, Fiona&Tony:
    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.
  • Friday, 21st of September, 2012, Nita&Senjoy:
    Nurtures the soul
  • Monday, 10th of September, 2012, Stephen:
    Lovely place, excellent accommodation thoughtful owner who has provided us with all we needed for a lovely holiday.
  • Sunday, 9th of September, 2012, Charlote:
    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!
  • Friday, 7th of September, 2012, Paul&Sarah:
    The cottage is beautiful, very well equipped. This is the perfect retreat. Thank you
  • Tuesday, 28th of August, 2012, John:
    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
  • Monday, 27th of August, 2012, Zara&Keven:
    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.
  • Sunday, 12th of August, 2012, Sarah:
    A perfect place for a couple and dog to escape reality and relax. Absolutely lovely!
  • Monday, 23rd of July, 2012, Malcolm&Bev:
    Lovely setting, felt at home straight away, didn’t want to leave. Grove Cottages have done it again.
  • Friday, 20th of July, 2012, Hannah&Paul:
    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.
  • Friday, 29th of June, 2012, Graham&Angela:
    Beautiful cottage in a lovely, relaxing location
  • Friday, 8th of June, 2012, Elaine & Graham:
    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.
  • Friday, 25th of May, 2012, Paul:
    We come for our Mini Moon and had a lovely week and Bo our boxer puppy had a fab time to!
  • Thursday, 10th of May, 2012, Jean:
    Beautiful enchanting cottage, quiet and totally relaxing just what we needed.
  • Friday, 4th of May, 2012, Rich:
    Lovely place, peaceful and relaxing, I would definitely return and recommend to anyone
  • Sunday, 15th of April, 2012, Suzi:
    The perfect retreat. Ticks all the boxes. We can’t wait to return.
  • Thursday, 12th of April, 2012, Graham&Sue:
    A very comfortable cottage. Nice location + a �new� for us. I loved the quirky furnishings � everything had been thought of � Thank you
  • Sunday, 8th of April, 2012, Dominic & Ginny:
    Fantastic cottage. Perfect for a quiet getaway. Will definitely return
  • Sunday, 1st of April, 2012, Vicky:
    Beautiful cottage, amazing location. Perfect for a weekend away from the bustle of London.
  • Monday, 5th of March, 2012, Clare:
    Lovely weekend, really fabulous cottage. Will definitely come back again.
  • Friday, 17th of February, 2012, Tom & Sarah:
    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.
  • Friday, 17th of February, 2012, Barry:
    Great place to stay – Dons Barn is brilliant !
  • Monday, 13th of February, 2012, Carolyn:
    Had a fantastic time. Real fire, snow on the ground- Idyllic
  • Monday, 6th of February, 2012, Simon and Lottie:
    A great relaxing place for a babymoon.
  • Thursday, 2nd of February, 2012, Mrs A Cole:
    Quirky cottage! Wonderful quiet area – lovely.
  • Friday, 13th of January, 2012, Mr and Mrs Perkins:
    A fabulous, welcoming ‘bolthole’ in Suffolk. All the comfort of home with plenty of peace and quiet. A truly wonderful experience!
  • Friday, 13th of January, 2012, Emily and Ben:
    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.
  • Monday, 9th of January, 2012, Mark and Lauren:
    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!
  • Tuesday, 3rd of January, 2012, Jessica and John:
    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.
  • Friday, 23rd of December, 2011, Alistair:
    A gorgeous cottage. The perfect Winter getaway !!
  • Sunday, 4th of December, 2011, John and Vivien:
    Very cosy and peaceful cottage in a beautiful location close to lovely villages.
  • Friday, 2nd of December, 2011, Barbara and Jim:
    Dons Barn – a magical place in a magical County
  • Monday, 28th of November, 2011, Georgina & Ross:
    We have had an absolutely fantastic time and don’t want to leave. See you next year !
  • Thursday, 10th of November, 2011, Louise:
    Lovely relaxing break. We loved lazing around the cottage and watching the sunset. Perfect start to our married life together.
  • Monday, 7th of November, 2011, Lisa:
    Wonderful place to relax and get away from it all. It lived up to our expectations and we hope to be back soon.
  • Friday, 4th of November, 2011, Yann:
    Everything that you would expect from a countryside cottage. Just perfect !!!
  • Friday, 28th of October, 2011, Robert and Connie:
    Lovely, comfortable cottage in a perfect rural Suffolk setting!
  • Sunday, 16th of October, 2011, Marie and Paul:
    Stunning cottage, stunning location…from start to finish was amazing…two days is not enough !
  • Friday, 14th of October, 2011, Chris and Julie:
    Excellent value for money, standards high and worth a visit.
  • Sunday, 9th of October, 2011, James:
    we loved so many things but we did particularly like the sofa.
  • Friday, 30th of September, 2011, Mark:
    A wonderful retreat from ‘normal’ life. Stunning view and lovely cottage. Shame it was too warm to light the fire!
  • Sunday, 18th of September, 2011, Adrian and Linda:
    Lovely and peaceful, a warm welcome even for the dog. A cosy cottage, what more do you need? Thanks.
  • Tuesday, 13th of September, 2011, Bill:
    So cosy and relaxing – a wonderful experience.
  • Friday, 8th of July, 2011, Vilma:
    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.
  • Monday, 4th of July, 2011, Zoe and Mark:
    Beautiful cottage and surroundings. Dons barn is a perfect retreat from the city, sad to be leaving today!
  • Friday, 1st of July, 2011, Sharon and Tony:
    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!
  • Monday, 20th of June, 2011, Chris and Debbie:
    A lonely quiet relaxing weekend in beautiful surroundings. Endless walks, well marked – our dogs were welcome in the local pub. Very enjoyable.
  • Monday, 30th of May, 2011, Ann and Tony:
    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.
  • Wednesday, 25th of May, 2011, Brian and Alice:
    Best holiday for years because we had both the cat and the dog with us.
  • Friday, 20th of May, 2011, Diane and Neil:
    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
  • Friday, 20th of May, 2011, Sue and Dan:
    A perfect place to get away from it all. We couldn’t have felt more welcome.
  • Monday, 16th of May, 2011, Jacqui:
    We had a lovely time. We so enjoy coming here.
  • Friday, 6th of May, 2011, Patricia:
    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!
  • Monday, 2nd of May, 2011, Tim and Zoe:
    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.
  • Monday, 28th of March, 2011, Mike and Clare:
    Lovely barn full of charm and character and ideally located near some pretty villages and walks with the dogs…very relaxing!
  • Friday, 25th of March, 2011, Donna and Dale:
    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.
  • Sunday, 20th of March, 2011, Ruby and Madasha:
    The Orchard is beautiful, the windows are very nice, it lets the morning sun in. Very peaceful and serene.
  • Friday, 11th of March, 2011, Ria and Matt:
    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.
  • Sunday, 6th of March, 2011, Penny and Paul:
    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.
  • Tuesday, 22nd of February, 2011, Sue:
    Perfect in every way – for doggies too! Mark and his staff have got everything just right – don’t change a thing!
  • Sunday, 20th of February, 2011, Ben & Marie:
    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.
  • Monday, 14th of February, 2011, John & Carole:
    Loved the place. Attention to detail and lovely renovation.
  • Sunday, 6th of February, 2011, Muz:
    Lovely, lovely, lovely ! Had the best 2 nights together.
  • Monday, 24th of January, 2011, Neil and Rhian:
    Absolutely fantastic and romantic, comfortable and beautiful cottage and surroundings, Max was great, attentive host.
  • Thursday, 6th of January, 2011, Jane and Paul:
    Cottage is magical and cosy with lovely views across the fields – we’ll be back!
  • Monday, 3rd of January, 2011, Stuart:
    Carlsberg don’t do cottages, but if they did, Don’s Barn would probably be the best in the world!
  • Monday, 27th of December, 2010, Odette and Gus:
    Very enjoyable stay in Dons Barn. Peaceful, lots of nature. Great location.
  • Saturday, 18th of December, 2010, Symonne and Darren:
    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.
  • Friday, 10th of December, 2010, Sheila and Richard:
    We had a lovely relaxing weekend in Dons Barn, very warm and comfortable.
  • Friday, 3rd of December, 2010, Kelly and Siobhan:
    Lovely accommodation in a beautiful part of England.
  • Friday, 26th of November, 2010, Carl:
    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.
  • Sunday, 21st of November, 2010, Jenny & Duncan:
    Dons Barn is the perfect place to get away and relax. We also enjoyed Max’s ( The Grove cat ) company everyday.
  • Friday, 19th of November, 2010, Zoe & Steven:
    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 !!
  • Friday, 12th of November, 2010, Miranda and John:
    A perfect retreat to get away from it all and explore the surrounding villages and countryside. A magical week in a splendid cottage.
  • Friday, 12th of November, 2010, Neil and Trish:
    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…
  • Saturday, 6th of November, 2010, Suzy and Jonathan:
    Fantastic cottage, fantastic welcome basket, fantastic cat Maxi! The perfect short break!
  • Friday, 29th of October, 2010, Nicky and Fran:
    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!
  • Friday, 29th of October, 2010, Sue:
    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.
  • Monday, 18th of October, 2010, Nicola:
    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!
  • Sunday, 10th of October, 2010, Colin and Sharon:
    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.
  • Monday, 27th of September, 2010, Tamara & Sieger:
    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.
  • Saturday, 11th of September, 2010, Hazel:
    We stayed here after our wedding and it was a perfect place to stay. Will be returning for anniversaries.
  • Sunday, 5th of September, 2010, Claire and Paul:
    It was everything we’d hoped for and more. A wonderful place to spend a relaxing, romantic getaway.
  • Sunday, 5th of September, 2010, Claire and Paul:
    It was everything we’d hoped for and more. A wonderful place to spend a relaxing, romantic get away.
  • Sunday, 5th of September, 2010, Vicky:
    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.
  • Monday, 30th of August, 2010, David and Melanie:
    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.
  • Friday, 27th of August, 2010, Keith and Karen:
    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.
  • Friday, 20th of August, 2010, Tom and Linda:
    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!
  • Friday, 6th of August, 2010, Laura and Craig:
    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!
  • Sunday, 18th of July, 2010, Michelle and Benjamin:
    Beautiful setting, very peaceful, gorgeous barn.
  • Monday, 12th of July, 2010, Sarah and Nic:
    Great stay. Will be back. Lovely area.
  • Tuesday, 6th of July, 2010, Rebecca:
    A perfect relaxing weekend. Unwound from city life in minutes and Maxi made us feel right at home.
  • Friday, 2nd of July, 2010, Andrew and Mary:
    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.
  • Sunday, 13th of June, 2010, Carmel and Jim:
    Loved the rustic cottage and beautiful surroundings. Made to feel very welcome, lots of good ideas like the welcome basket and free bike hire.
  • Friday, 11th of June, 2010, Ann:
    Mark – You have done it all, Excellent !!
  • Thursday, 3rd of June, 2010, Penelope:
    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!
  • Sunday, 30th of May, 2010, Liam:
    We have had a fantastic time at Dons Barn. It is a beautiful and tranquil place – highly recommended! Everything was perfect!
  • Friday, 28th of May, 2010, Margaret:
    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.
  • Sunday, 23rd of May, 2010, Eddie:
    Great location to get away, but close enough to anything you need. Very comfortable. A fantastic weekend.
  • Sunday, 16th of May, 2010, Cath and Paul:
    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.
  • Friday, 7th of May, 2010, Dani and Clare:
    We loved the bread basket with the fruits. The fire place was great. All and all a perfect weekend.
  • Thursday, 22nd of April, 2010, Gauthier and Sophie:
    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.
  • Monday, 19th of April, 2010, Karen and Wayne:
    Wonderful Barn. Totally relaxing weekend, Thank you.
  • Friday, 16th of April, 2010, Claire and David:
    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 !
  • Sunday, 11th of April, 2010, Jane and Richard:
    We have had a wonderfully relaxing break in this comfortable cottage. You have thought of everything and taken care of it. Thank you.
  • Sunday, 4th of April, 2010, Clare and James:
    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.
  • Friday, 2nd of April, 2010, Laura and Jim:
    Cute, cosy cottage – perfect for getting away from it all. We hope to be back soon!
  • Monday, 29th of March, 2010, Jane and Robbie:
    We borrowed a dog for the weekend and have ended up walking more miles in 3 days than we have in the past year!
  • Sunday, 21st of March, 2010, Malcolm and Lucy:
    It was lovely!
  • Monday, 15th of March, 2010, Zoe, James and Minnie:
    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.
  • Monday, 8th of March, 2010, Sandra:
    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.
  • Friday, 5th of March, 2010, Susan and Graham:
    A quirky and very comfortable place to stay from which to explore Suffolk.
  • Monday, 1st of March, 2010, Andrew:
    A lovely and relaxing stay – Thank you!
  • Saturday, 27th of February, 2010, Sarah and Martin:
    Had a wonderful time, everything about it was special and a fantastic getaway, don’t want to leave!
  • Friday, 19th of February, 2010, Peter and Emma:
    Dons Barn! Amazing! A place where you can really forget about everything and concentrate purely on resting!
  • Thursday, 18th of February, 2010, Karen and malcolm:
    Very cosy and comfortable.
  • Friday, 12th of February, 2010, Rachel and Sandy:
    Dons Barn is the perfect getaway for a short weekend. Very romantic and cosy – perfect for a great valentines weekend!
  • Friday, 12th of February, 2010, Andrea:
    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!
  • Friday, 5th of February, 2010, Caroline:
    Very relaxing break with some lovely walks despite the weather ! A good place to recharge the batteries.
  • Monday, 1st of February, 2010, Joubert and Lina:
    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 !
  • Sunday, 24th of January, 2010, Chloe-Anne and Samuel:
    A beautiful retreat away from the hustle and bustle just what we were looking for.
  • Monday, 11th of January, 2010, Beth and James:
    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.
  • Monday, 11th of January, 2010, Adam:
    A delightful ‘get away’ break – no telephone, no PC, complete relaxation which was sheer heaven. Thank you.
  • Thursday, 7th of January, 2010, Dily:
    Had a wonderful relaxing time at Dons Barn. Warm welcome and the perfect place for a romantic break.
  • Monday, 28th of December, 2009, Holly:
    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.
  • Friday, 18th of December, 2009, Wendy:
    Perfect ! Highly recommended.
  • Friday, 18th of December, 2009, Stewart and Charlotte:
    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
  • Friday, 11th of December, 2009, Rebecca and Benjamin:
    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 !
  • Sunday, 6th of December, 2009, Kris:
    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.
  • Monday, 23rd of November, 2009, Hannah and Kieran:
    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!
  • Thursday, 19th of November, 2009, Hanna and Simon:
    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 !
  • Monday, 16th of November, 2009, Vicky:
    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 !)
  • Friday, 13th of November, 2009, Mitchell:
    Third time staying at Dons Barn. Ideal romantic retreat. Everything maintained to a high standard. We’ll be back.
  • Monday, 9th of November, 2009, James and Emma:
    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.
  • Saturday, 31st of October, 2009, Richard:
    A thoroughly endeering cottage, ideal for a lovely long weekend and more.
  • Monday, 26th of October, 2009, Catherine and Oliver:
    We wanted a stress free, quiet and relaxing honeymoon and we got it !
  • Monday, 26th of October, 2009, Paul and Carly:
    Lovely cottage in everyway you could imagine and spoilt for choice on nice walks and gastro pubs in the area.
  • Sunday, 11th of October, 2009, Nicky and Dave:
    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 !
  • Thursday, 8th of October, 2009, Helen:
    Lovely, relaxing and laid back in lovely surroundings. Almost ‘kidnapped’ Max.
  • Monday, 5th of October, 2009, Annie and Lawrence:
    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 !
  • Friday, 18th of September, 2009, Ben and Deborah:
    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!
  • Friday, 18th of September, 2009, Rose and Fergus:
    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
  • Sunday, 23rd of August, 2009, Sylvia and William:
    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.
  • Monday, 17th of August, 2009, Louise and Terry:
    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.
  • Friday, 31st of July, 2009, Lisa and Steve:
    Splendid accomodation, great surroundings and helpful advice conspire to create the perfect get away – Thanks
  • Friday, 3rd of July, 2009, Caroline and David:
    Our best holiday ever in the UK!
  • Friday, 3rd of July, 2009, Ann and Keith:
    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.
  • Monday, 22nd of June, 2009, Joan and Douglas:
    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.
  • Friday, 12th of June, 2009, Harry:
    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!
  • Friday, 5th of June, 2009, rachel:
    The perfect relaxation get away! We now want pet ducks! Thank you for a fab, much needed break.
  • Tuesday, 14th of April, 2009, john:
    Just what we needed. Can’t wait to come back!
  • Tuesday, 14th of April, 2009, lisa:
  • Tuesday, 14th of April, 2009, Lindsey and Martin:
    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!
  • Monday, 23rd of February, 2009, Andy & Elizabeth:
    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.
  • Friday, 20th of February, 2009, Don & Kate:
    Nice to be woken-up by a cockerel instead of traffic!
  • Monday, 16th of February, 2009, Jeanine & Simon:
    Another fantastic, relaxing weekend at The Grove, Thank You! We look forward to returning soon.
  • Thursday, 12th of February, 2009, Mick & Linda:
    Just what we needed – a natural boost to the system.
  • Monday, 19th of January, 2009, Garry & Sue:
    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.
  • Sunday, 18th of January, 2009, Garry:
    Extremely Comfortable – Perfect for a chill-out weekend – didn’t disappoint us at all – Delightful
  • Monday, 12th of January, 2009, Jo & Simon:
    Tranquil, luxurious, beautiful & cosy. An unforgettably good time. Dons Barn is so lovely; it’s a treat in itself.
  • Saturday, 27th of December, 2008, Nick:
    ‘Perfect Christmas Hideaway’
  • Monday, 22nd of December, 2008, Dave & Lisa:
    Dons Barn is fabulous. Pure escapism with a wonderful fire.
  • Sunday, 14th of December, 2008, Daniel & Katie:
    An absolute treasure!
  • Friday, 5th of December, 2008, Lisa & Previn:
    Absolutely superb; a wonderful, idyllic setting, perfect for relaxing and romantic moments. We aim to stay in all of Marks cottages!!
  • Friday, 5th of December, 2008, Charlotte & Jamie:
    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 🙂
  • Friday, 28th of November, 2008, Nicky & Jimmy:
    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
  • Saturday, 22nd of November, 2008, Rachel:
    Absolutely beautiful cottage – perfectly cosy for November weather! Great walks and country pubs too. Thanks!!
  • Friday, 21st of November, 2008, Mitchell:
    Excellent, romantic accommodation – absolutely lacked nothing!!
  • Sunday, 16th of November, 2008, Mavis & Gordon:
    Every comfort – very imaginative and super bed!
  • Sunday, 9th of November, 2008, Manuela & Ian:
    A beautiful cottage in a charming part of the country – the perfect celebration of our anniversary! Very Romantic! Thank You!
  • Monday, 3rd of November, 2008, Carl & Tracy:
    Dons Barn is a beautiful, cosy cottage, superbly designed and layed out. Grove Cottages are a perfect place to stay, to relax and unwind.
  • Monday, 20th of October, 2008, John & Debra:
    Beautiful part of the country and a HUGE log fire to cuddle up in front of!!
  • Saturday, 18th of October, 2008, Karen:
    Very relaxing time – fabulous weather made ‘chilling it’ perfect!
  • Sunday, 5th of October, 2008, Belinda & David:
    Fab as ever; will see you again!
  • Friday, 3rd of October, 2008, Stuart & Sarah:
    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
  • Monday, 29th of September, 2008, Kate & Dave:
    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!
  • Sunday, 21st of September, 2008, Anna & Alan:
    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
  • Friday, 19th of September, 2008, Carole & Stephen:
    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
  • Sunday, 31st of August, 2008, Lindsey:
    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!
  • Friday, 29th of August, 2008, Dean & Colette:
    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!
  • Friday, 15th of August, 2008, Michele & John:
    Perfect location for exploring pubs and parish churches. Sofa fantastic, view superb, decor delightful!!
  • Thursday, 7th of August, 2008, Carol & Michael:
    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.
  • Saturday, 5th of July, 2008, Ann & Derek:
    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.
  • Tuesday, 24th of June, 2008, Alan & Val:
    The Grove is dripping with rustic charm and would recommend it to anyone.
  • Monday, 16th of June, 2008, Dorothy & Horst:
    WE WANT TO MOVE IN!! Don’s Barn is 100% perfect along with ‘The Team’ Thank You
  • Sunday, 15th of June, 2008, Alan & Val:
    The Grove is dripping with rustic charm and would recommend it to anyone.
  • Friday, 6th of June, 2008, Pat & Sandy:
    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!
  • Wednesday, 4th of June, 2008, Mark & Natalie:
    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.
  • Tuesday, 3rd of June, 2008, Sue:
    Idyllic weekend. Perfect barn. Perfect location. Fantastic!
  • Tuesday, 3rd of June, 2008, David:
    An oasis of calm in picture postcard countryside- definitely worth a visit!
  • Monday, 19th of May, 2008, Peter & Jacqui:
    Met all the expectations of a country cottage; log fires, beams, flagstone and wooden floors. Even ducks to feed each morning!
  • Friday, 22nd of February, 2008, Mark:
  • Friday, 18th of January, 2008, Anna:
    Lovely views
  • Monday, 14th of January, 2008, Kelly:
    Fantastic, relaxing week. Great walks and local pubs with friendly people. Will be back.
  • Monday, 14th of January, 2008, Craig:
    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!
  • Sunday, 13th of January, 2008, Lee & Laura:
    We had an amazing stay at Dons Barn – 10/10 cosy factor, views and walks were excellent.
  • Friday, 21st of December, 2007, Sarah:
  • Friday, 26th of October, 2007, Kirsty & Mark:
    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
  • Friday, 11th of May, 2007, Nicky & Pete:
    Loved it. It
  • Monday, 7th of May, 2007, Ali:
    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 !!
  • Sunday, 1st of April, 2007, David:
    A faultlessly wonderful time- again! An oasis of calm in picture postcard countryside
  • Sunday, 4th of February, 2007, Colin & Carol:
    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
  • Monday, 15th of January, 2007, Susie:
    Only 2 hours away, and it felt like being a million miles away
  • Sunday, 24th of December, 2006, Shailen & Naheela:
    The perfect pre-Christmas winter escape. Once we
  • Friday, 1st of December, 2006, Max & Melissa:
    Once you
  • Friday, 13th of October, 2006, Andy & Gill:
  • Monday, 19th of June, 2006, Paul & Natalie:
    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
  • Monday, 6th of March, 2006, Tim & Kath:
    Third visit and still trying to find something that isn
  • Friday, 10th of February, 2006, Martin & Sue:
    Fantastic weekend, congratulations to Mark and his team
  • Tuesday, 22nd of November, 2005, Pete & Nicky:
  • Saturday, 23rd of July, 2005, John:
    Ahead of our hectic wedding schedule, an ideal place to relax, catch up and plan! Sights and smells second to none!
  • Monday, 9th of May, 2005, Jane:
    This is the perfect antidote to London life. We can
  • Sunday, 6th of March, 2005, Hugh & Ann:
    With snow every day for 2 weeks, we could not have picked a cosier or more relaxing place to be. Don
  • Wednesday, 5th of January, 2005, Jeremy & Jacqui:
    The nicest place we have every stayed in! Sell it to us!!
  • Monday, 29th of November, 2004, Marna:
    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.
  • Thursday, 25th of November, 2004, Pete & Nicky:
    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.
  • Friday, 19th of November, 2004, Jim & Donna:
    Another great stay, we will definitely be back
  • Sunday, 7th of November, 2004, Randon:
  • Sunday, 26th of September, 2004, Sally, Wahab & Flori:
    Very relaxing! An authentic country retreat. Great place to escape from the hustle and bustle and to recharge your batteries.
  • Sunday, 26th of September, 2004, Patricia:
    We particularly enjoyed the quiet, rural setting, the hooting of owls and the visits of Maxi the cat!
  • Sunday, 5th of September, 2004, Tim:
    We think of Grove Cottages as our
  • Friday, 30th of July, 2004, Len:
    I booked Don
  • Sunday, 20th of June, 2004, Tina & Andy:
    Absolutely Fantastic ! I
  • Friday, 9th of April, 2004, Gill & Malcolm:
  • Friday, 12th of March, 2004, Janis:
    Very lovely place to stay for a few days unwinding reading, painting
  • Friday, 5th of March, 2004, John & Beverley:
    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
  • Monday, 30th of November, -0001, 2019/02/10:
    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,
  • Monday, 30th of November, -0001, Julie & Jack:
    Was short but perfect. Homely, easy, and very relaxing. Many Thanks !


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