Grove Stamp 75

Lovejoys Mill

Location: Belchamp Walter
5 Star

A Wonderfully Romantic and Secluded Location
One of the three ‘Lovejoy’ cottages: A superb artistic conversion of a Water Mill, Lovejoys Mill is a very special treat for a lucky couple.


Lovejoys Mill

Location: Belchamp Walter

A Wonderfully Romantic and Secluded Location
One of the three ‘Lovejoy’ cottages: A superb artistic conversion of a Water Mill, Lovejoys Mill is a very special treat for a lucky couple.


The Experience

This is a 5 Star luxury cottage

This stunningly converted 17th Century Mill is at the very end of a tiny little lane in the Belchamp Brook river valley beside a beautiful Mill Pond with views over pretty water meadows that have remained unchanged for centuries; its setting could hardly be more romantic or peaceful.

This cottage accepts dogs.


Cottage Walk Through

Cottage Walk Through

Lovejoys Mill sits in the Estate of Belchamp Hall where the famous TV series Lovejoy was filmed, it is surrounded by beautiful countryside on the Suffolk/Essex border.

There are two entrances to Lovejoys Mill; one on the ground floor leading directly into the lovely Bedroom and one up the outside staircase into the Farmhouse Kitchen Dining.

If you enter by the staircase there is a small outside landing at the top where you can enjoy a ‘sundowner’ and gaze over the old water meadows.

You enter directly into the spacious kitchen area with its massive counter created out of a big mill bench; the stylish atmosphere of this stunning conversion of a Water Mill is created by retaining and exposing the artisan origins of the Mill, but discretely enhancing them with modern living essentials.

The interiors are furnished in a way that delightfully counters the industrial origins with rich points of art and comfort.

Walking round the well-equipped kitchen into the open plan sitting room you get a studio like ‘Loft Feeling’ because of the high ceilings, beautiful old wood floor and the many original works of art on the walls.

As you relax back into the comfy leather sofa next to the big log burner, you can look out of the pretty arched windows to the countryside around you, or straight through the stable door out onto the Mill Pond and conjure up in your mind, the rich and varying history of this lovely Mill to its present day state incarnation.

Lovejoys Mill has a large smart TV with Netfix.

Historic solid Oak stairs wind you down into the sleeping area and leave you looking across an antechamber to a the impressive Arch where the ‘Overshot Mill Wheel’ once worked its magic and is now a modern bathroom with a walk through ‘Rain Shower’.

Round the back of the stairs along the short hall is a beautiful bedroom with light streaming through the windows and where you can leave the stable doors open at the foot of the bed and gaze out over the mill pond.

Gentle underfloor heating warms up the Suffolk White brick floor and carefully designed lighting make this a cosy place to enjoy.

The juxtaposition of the luxurious curtains, furnishings and art against the industrial nature of the original Beams and rough walls, create such a special atmosphere rarely achieved and is very calming.

If you look carefully you will even find the pencil calculations of the Millers orders going back centuries scribbled on the walls.

The Lovejoy Connection

Remember the popular BBC series ‘Lovejoys’ starring Ian McShane, which ran constantly from 1986-94 and is now re-running on some Freeview channels, It was all about the ‘lovable rogue’ and antiques dealer called Lovejoy.

Well, Belchamp Hall was a regular feature as the home of Lovejoy’s love interest, Lady Jane, and was known in the series as Felsham Hall.

Lovejoy is still shown around the world today and has quite an international following. People not only love the characters and stories, but also the places where it was filmed.

Belchamp Hall and Lovejoy’s is right in the middle of the countryside on the Suffolk/Essex border where filming took place and you can cycle through the pretty lanes and eat lunch in the pubs that featured in the series.

The ground floor of the stable block became Lovejoy’s workshop in the last two series and there are now two holiday cottages: one above the workshop (Lovejoy’s), which sleeps two people and this one which sleeps three.

Lovejoy Locations

If you are a fan of the Lovejoy TV show and are looking to visit some of the locations locally, here are a few ideas:

The Half Moon pub in Belchamp St Paul was featured in quite a few episodes.

The Fox Inn, Finchingfield was featured in the 1992 Christmas special (and the village of Finchingfield was featured in two episodes).

Hedingham castle was featured in the 1992 Christmas special as a castle in Prague.

Coggeshall was featured in series four and you may recognise the clock tower.

Townsford Mill, Halstead is an antiques centre featured in series four.

Long Melford was featured many times in the show with the interior of the Bull Hotel and many of the antiques shops.

Belchamp Walter church (just across the road from Lovejoy’s) was featured in the last episode called “Last Tango in Lavenham”

The Garden

There is a tennis court for guests’ use up at Belchamp Hall which is just a short stroll away, also there is a large pond and walled gardens, where a couple of peacocks roam and show off their splendid plumes.

Tennis racquets and balls are provided for you to enjoy a game, as are bikes and a BBQ and a fully equipped laundry room – please note that there are no laundry facilities at the Mill.

While not having a formal garden there is a big grassed area around Lovejoys mill leading to Estate woods and fields that you can walk through, you can also sit out on the big patio and enjoy the views over the beautiful Mill pond.

Being at the dead end of the tiny single track lane nobody is going to be driving past you so I have recommended this as a cottage for guests who want to enjoy a ‘Big Garden’ as the garden is basically the Estate.


Belchamp Estate is a wonderful rural area of valleys, brooks, ancient Oak lined winding lanes and pretty footpaths meandering through an unspoilt countryside.

The famous Medieval Villages of Long Melford, Clare, Cavendish and Lavenham are all neighbouring or within a short drive and the market towns of Halstead and Sudbury just 5 miles away.

There are plenty of footpaths round and about the estate and beyond, passing through woodlands, ornamental canals, ponds and brooks.

There’s also a pretty, 14th century brick and flint church, with some fascinating mediaeval wall paintings, just up the tiny lane.

The country lanes are very quiet and ideal for a cycling trip and Lovejoy’s is just a few miles from Sudbury, Long Melford, Lavenham, Finchingfield and Castle Hedingham. There are plenty of farm shops and good quality pubs and restaurants nearby – everything you need for an idyllic stay in a beautiful setting.

The local pub “The Pheasant” has been awarded Pub of the Year for 2014/5, it is 2.5 miles away and needless to say has wonderful food. See our webpages for information about local area.

To find out more about the attractions of the local area, including the lovely Pubs & Restaurants, please click on this link: ‘Lovejoys’.


Local Area

This is particularly beautiful countryside area, very rural with rolling fields dipping down into the nearby river tributaries of The Stour, along which you will find tiny historic villages with names like Foxearth, Cavendish, Clare, the three Belchamps ‘Otten’, ‘St Paul’ and your own ‘Belchamp Walter’.

Long Melford, which was the most inland Navigable part of the River Stour – made famous by John Constables English Landscape masterpieces, lies just 12 minutes away by car and is a bustle of pubs, restaurants, antique shops and beautiful buildings – it is the longest Medieval High Street in England and one of the famous unspoilt Medieval Villages of Suffolk, like Lavenham, Kersey and Clare.

There are very many wonderful churches to visit like the unique round Crusader church at Maplestead and the majestic Wool Churches that dot the area.

There are wonderful stately homes to visit like, Kentwell Hall with their World famous Tudor re-enactments and Halloween Screamsville events – the impressive Melford Hall with its ornate onion towers. The Italianate Palace of Ickworth, the marvellous Helmingham Hall with it fabulous gardens and many more.

There are very interesting museums like the amazing Museum of East Anglian Life at Stowmarket, the museum is set in 75 acres of Suffolk countryside, with 17 historic buildings and almost 40,000 objects to view.

Moyses Hall, one of the oldest Medieval buildings in Bury St Edmunds, which houses a variety of collections on art, local and social history, the Suffolk Regiment, the Red Barn Murder, crime and punishment, death and witchcraft, and of course medieval life.

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, which is what it says, plus a museum and restaurant.

Gainsborough House in Sudbury, which explores the life and art of Thomas Gainsborough. One of the greatest artists of his age.

Flatford Mill where John Constable was born and where he painted many of his masterpieces like ‘The Haywain’. There is an interesting exhibition to his work there, and you can stand by marker posts where he stood to paint his masterpieces. There are also lovely riverside walks from here and you can hire rowing boats in Summer to take a picnic on the shores of the Stour.

The area has much to offer with its rural charm and unspoilt villages and just pottering around by bike or car to discover another little gem or pub is just a delight.

Further afield you will find castles and the unspoilt Suffolk Coast – about 60 minutes by car.


Standard Inclusive Features

Kitchen: all cottages are complete little homes and facilities include modern central heating, refrigerator, hobs, oven and / or microwave, toaster, crockery & serving dishes, cutlery, many utensils, fire-extinguisher, lots of pots & pans, glasses & mugs, kettle, coffee maker, teapot, kitchen towels, oven gloves, olive oil, salt & pepper, sugar, herbs, tea, fresh and instant coffee, washing up liquid, cloths, general cleaning materials, etc.

Provisions: For Covid safety reasons our complimentary provisions in this cottage may be restricted or non-existent beyond tea, Coffee, sugar, salt & pepper and olive oil, please speak to the owner to find out what is being supplied when you book.

Bathroom: Soap, fluffy cotton towels, bath mats, shaver point, toilet brush, toilet roll.

Bedroom: Cotton bed linen, wardrobe with coat hangers / chest of drawers, iron, ironing board, hairdryer.

Living room: If your cottage has an open fire or stove then a basket of firewood and a bucket of coal will be provided free, more will be available at cost – firelighters will be provided. TV, books, games, magazines, local brochures, OS and other maps, folder with our special ‘What To Do’ insider’s guide to the local area

Bikes: Please check with the owner that these are available before you arrive to avoid disappointment if they are in for maintenance

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

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

Well behaved Dogs are always welcome, please refer to All About Bringing Pets for charges, rules and how this cottage may suit your pet.



  • Barbeque
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Bikes Provided
  • Central Heating
  • Clothes Airer or Washing Line
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Cooker and Hob
  • Dog Friendly
  • Freezer-compartment
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Ground Floor Shower
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • 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 – 45 mins to cottage

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


What the Guests Say...

  • Friday, 31st of January, 2020, Angela :
    Lovejoys Mill is a delightful upside down property that is characterful and set in a peaceful location. The stable door allows for wonderful views across the pond that even on the dreariest of days allow the outside in. Great, quiet location and comfortable property for a staycation in which to do nothing.
  • Saturday, 23rd of November, 2019, Claire & Roger:
    Heavenly! Great base from which to explore beautiful Suffolk and commune with the locals, Ducks, pheasants, moor hens, sheep hares, peacocks and even the odd muntjac deer! The tranquility of this place has been most welcome. Loved this old mill!! Breakfast hamper was most welcome. Thank you
  • Friday, 15th of November, 2019, Philip & Lillias:
    Dear Char & Helen, back again for our seventh visit to the mill. As quiet and peaceful as ever and we are already booked for Christmas at Lovejoys. Keep up the good work. Best wishes
  • Monday, 11th of November, 2019, Katie & Rich:
    We had such a relaxing ‘pre baby’ weekend here and loved it! So beautiful and cosy. The Mill has everything you can think of with brilliant attention to detail. Hope to come back next year – thanks for a lovely time! x
  • Sunday, 20th of October, 2019, Terry & Julie:
    Another relaxing stay in yet another Lovejoy cottage. We’ve stayed in them all now and have enjoyed each visit. We will be back
  • Monday, 14th of October, 2019, Claus:
    So peaceful and relaxing. Lovely decor and location
  • Sunday, 6th of October, 2019, Maria & Don:
    Very relaxing ! Thank you!!
  • Friday, 4th of October, 2019, Paddie & Graham:
    Lovely cottage and area. Thanks for the breakfast pack
  • Monday, 30th of September, 2019, Kim & Don:
    Beautiful cottage and very relaxing! We would definitely come back again.
  • Sunday, 22nd of September, 2019, Adam & Andy:
    What a treasure! A truly amazing place to stay before and after our wedding at Belchamp Hall!
  • Friday, 20th of September, 2019, Elaine & Ian:
    Absolute heaven! Resting and relaxing in such a beautiful cottage and lovely location. Thank you for the lovely breakfast basket!
  • Friday, 13th of September, 2019, Lorraine & Tony:
    Fabulous cottage. Lovely walks along the River Stour. Extremely relaxed and a chilled rest. We were so lucky to see a kingfisher by the pond. Fabulous!
  • Friday, 23rd of August, 2019, Bev:
    Lovejoys Mill is a stylish secluded hideaway with lots of wildlife on the doorstep and charming rural surroundings. Connections with the River Stour offer some great activities.
  • Sunday, 11th of August, 2019, Gill & Geoff:
    We have had a wonderful time at Lovejoys Mill. The cottage is so well equipped. It’s an amazing place in beautiful surroundings, just right for a relaxing break
  • Friday, 28th of June, 2019, Mark:
    Silence interspersed with bird song and a beautiful mill to listen to it in. We have loved all our Grove Cottage visits, this is the best. Such a special place!
  • Friday, 10th of May, 2019, Philip:
    This is a beautifully restored building in a lovely rural location. We love staying at all the Belchamp cottages – especially at this time of year with all the local wildlife
  • Sunday, 21st of April, 2019, Stephanie:
    Enjoyed our stay very much. Great location, idyllic scenery. Would very much recommend to family and friends.
  • Friday, 5th of April, 2019, Jackie:
    Wow!! Had an amazing stay at Lovejoys Mill. Will definitely be back. Beautiful cottage and scenery.
  • Tuesday, 19th of March, 2019, Catherine & Anthony:
    Excellent range of cottages to choose from to suit all budgets. Straightforward booking and excellent value for money. Will definitely use again. The cottage was fabulous in every way
  • Friday, 15th of March, 2019, Stephen & Annette:
    Thank you for a lovely stay in a wonderful place. Wildlife was varied and great to watch. Swans wee a delight. Thank you so much for the unexpected breakfast – went down a treat for two mornings. Will come again!
  • Sunday, 10th of March, 2019, Liz:
    Lovejoys Mill…..a little bit of heaven. We have used Grove Cottages on many occasions and we are never disappointed, always recommend to others.
  • Monday, 25th of February, 2019, Louisa:
    Just perfect!
  • Friday, 22nd of February, 2019, Natalie & Michael:
    What a location!! The house is simply beautiful, so much attention to detail, the welcome pack is full of lovely fresh produce to kick start your stay. Perfect retreat for our anniversary weekend
  • Monday, 17th of December, 2018, Susanna:
    Use Grove Cottages multiple times per year; this definitely goes on the list of properties to repeat. I’d love to come in spring/summer and make use of the seating outside. In winter, it’s been a delight to go out wrapped up for chilly weather then return to underfloor heating, awesome shower and cosy log burner. I loved being snug while listening to the wind and rain. Great facilities, lovely welcome hamper. I’ll be back. Thank you
  • Sunday, 9th of December, 2018, Theresa:
    Fantastic peaceful stay in beautiful surroundings.
  • Sunday, 11th of November, 2018, Lesley:
    Wonderful, idyllic location, beautiful and welcoming cottage.
  • Sunday, 14th of October, 2018, Michelle:
    Really lovely cottage – you’ve thought of everything. Very peaceful location too.
  • Sunday, 30th of September, 2018, Claus:
    Beautiful cottage – well done up, fully equipped with all you need! Tranquil setting – lots of lovely walks around here
  • Monday, 17th of September, 2018, Jane & Keith:
    Wonderfully relaxing weekend – loved all the wildlife. Thank you so much for the welcome pack, most appreciated!
  • Friday, 14th of September, 2018, Mark & Siobhan:
    All of the above! Plus: most comfortable bed EVER and such calming surroundings. Great credit to the owners for their restoration
  • Tuesday, 4th of September, 2018, Jeff & Lisa:
    Beyond every expectation, a thrill to be here and thank you for the hospitality! Love the artwork
  • Tuesday, 4th of September, 2018, Jeff & Lisa:
    The best rest we’ve had in England. Wonderful accommodation and a thrill to be at Lovejoy’s Mill. Thank you so much for Having us !
  • Sunday, 19th of August, 2018, Kelly:
    Lovely weekend here, wonderful setting.
  • Sunday, 12th of August, 2018, Lizzy & Mark:
    Delightfully peaceful! We saw munjacs in the sun and cosied up in the rain!
  • Sunday, 12th of August, 2018, Lizzy & Mark:
    Absolutely beautiful and peaceful place to stay when needing a break from the past paced city life. We did bring our own kitchen stuff to cook some fancy dinners, only to discover just how well equipped the Mill was!! Top notch!! We saw a few wild muntjac across the pond, and really enjoyed everything about the Mill. We will certainly be back…highly recommend!! This is such a hidden gem of a place! It was lovely also to be welcomed by Charlie and hear where/how the Mill was transformed! We will certainly be back. Thank you -:)
  • Sunday, 29th of July, 2018, Andy & Theresa:
    We have never know such peace on a short holiday, never wish to leave!
  • Sunday, 29th of July, 2018, Theresa:
    This place of all the Grove Cottages (and we have been to a few!) is our favourite. The ‘Grove Preparation’ is here and that is always welcome but it is the location that scores the final win! In any season this is an incredible refuge from modern life. Don’t change a thing!
  • Sunday, 22nd of July, 2018, Clare & Duncan:
    Magical place. Starry starry nights!
  • Sunday, 4th of February, 2018, Lucy:
    We had a wonderful long weekend. Such a peaceful and relaxing place. We didn’t want to leave
  • Friday, 5th of January, 2018, Kaye & Steve:
    A hidden gem on our doorstep, beautiful to be able to look at the stars with no light pollution. A perfect place to reconnect with nature and our opportunity to remind ourselves of the joys of simplicity. Less can definitely be more.
  • Thursday, 7th of December, 2017, Nick:
    Thank you for a very enjoyable stay. The Mill is lovely and very cosy. The local information we found incredibly useful, especially the detail on local walks. A very relaxing few days
  • Monday, 13th of November, 2017, Nikki & Richard:
    A wonderful quiet and relaxing stay, in an outstanding location. Thank you
  • Friday, 10th of November, 2017, Paul & Sarah:
    Another lovely break, so much character to the Mill and it’s accessories. Relaxing, peaceful, just what we needed!
  • Monday, 6th of November, 2017, Catherine & Paul:
    So comfy and cosy – a perfect autumn/winter cottage. Enjoyed moonlit walks up the lane in perfect stillness, complete relaxation
  • Friday, 6th of October, 2017, Vivian & Thomas:
    We had the most peaceful and lovely honeymoon here. Wish we could live here! Hope to return soon, thank you
  • Sunday, 1st of October, 2017, Ian & Rosie:
    A lovely cottage in a lovely place. We gad a great time here, very cosy and peaceful could not fault it. We will return one day, thank you Charles and Helen.
  • Monday, 25th of September, 2017, Rupert & Nikki:
    You have created an amazing place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life! Thank you for a great weekend
  • Friday, 22nd of September, 2017, Laura & Matt:
    Beautiful setting, wonderful wildlife and local walks, would highly recommend. Thank you
  • Monday, 18th of September, 2017, Wayne & Carla:
    A late booking due to a cancelled holiday to Cuba thanks to ‘Irma’, but what a fantastic alternative. Everything that we needed, peace, quiet and relaxation in beautiful surroundings. Thank you, we will be back!
  • Monday, 4th of September, 2017, Martin:
    A fantastic cottage in beautiful, quiet countryside. Lovely dog walks; great breakfast pack
  • Friday, 1st of September, 2017, Janet & Steve:
    A perfect location for a peaceful and relaxing break. Thank you for everything, including the welcome pack.
  • Friday, 25th of August, 2017, Tanya & Andrew:
    A unique experience in an easy distance from London. We looked at lots of other cottages before deciding on this one, and we were not disappointed. The location and the cottage itself far exceeded our expectations. It’s the perfect environment to have a private and romantic break! We loved it, and like everyone else will most certainly come again!
  • Monday, 21st of August, 2017, Chris & Rachel:
    We had a magical stay – wished we lived here! Thank you for everything x
  • Friday, 7th of July, 2017, Trevor & Helen:
    Lovejoys Mill is truly wonderful and very comfortable. The facilities provided are much appreciated as they enhanced our break. The media, collection of books and log burning stove are first class. The well maintained garden area is perfect for our dog. This was our third visit and again we thank Helen & Charlie for their kind attention. We’ll be back -:)
  • Monday, 5th of June, 2017, Mark & Jane:
    Absolutely wonderful cottage in a truly dreamy location. Thank you Charlie & Helen for a wonderful stay again. We have had the best weekend. It was so good to be back and have more time to chill out.
  • Friday, 28th of April, 2017, Waltraud & Jason:
    What a wonderful place to stay! Our expectations were high as we had booked with Grove Cottages in the past, but Lovejoys Mill exceeded them. It has been beautifully restored with great attention to detail. Above all it is situated in such an idyllic and tranquil spot. Perfect for a weeks relaxation. We found it hard to tear ourselves away.
  • Monday, 20th of February, 2017, Alan:
    We have enjoyed a perfect and wonderful stay at Lovejoys Mill. The accommodation is so comfortable and welcoming. The surroundings and wildlife are amazing – from the kingfisher feeding at the pond, to seeing 4 swans waddle past, stopping off to be fed from our window. The owls calling to each other at night, all very romantic and we can’t wait to come back for a longer stay to explore further afield. Just lovely.
  • Sunday, 5th of February, 2017, Trevor & Helen:
    We have thoroughly enjoyed our second visit to Lovejoys MIll. Many thanks to Helen for making the cottage clean, warm and welcoming. Thanks to Charlie too for dropping by. The Mill has all the facilities and comforts we could ask for and our dog loves it here too. We would recommend a stay here at any time of the year. The kitchen facilities, TV and internet are all superb and we found the cottage to be a ‘home from home’.
  • Monday, 9th of January, 2017, Liz:
    Lovely cottage and great location with walks from the door.
  • Monday, 9th of January, 2017, Liz & Grant & Mabel:
    Mabel loved the walks from the door! Beautiful cottage in a great location!
  • Sunday, 11th of December, 2016, Gillian:
    Beautifully decorated, warm and cosy! Can’t wait to return
  • Monday, 5th of December, 2016, Tom & Carol:
    Second visit and still a wonderful relaxing place to stay. We will be coming back for a third visit.
  • Friday, 11th of November, 2016, Nicola:
    Quintessential holiday cottage, great location. Fantastic stay, we loved it.
  • Monday, 31st of October, 2016, Jackie & Antony:
    Back for our second visit. Thanks for laying on the Kingfisher each morning! Just beautiful xx
  • Friday, 28th of October, 2016, Donna & Tom:
    Thanks to Charlie & Helen for a wonderful 5 day break. Mungo and Daisy (the dogs) made us smile.! Stayed in many cottages in England and found this one to be the best by far. Thanks again!
  • Sunday, 23rd of October, 2016, Louise:
    We had a perfect week at Lovejoys Mill! The character and charm of the property were the best we’ve every seen. The views and surrounding area were beautiful and made for a very peaceful and relaxing holiday. The local area information in the welcome pack were extremely useful and the facilities in the cottage itself were of an excellent standard. We cannot wait to come back again!
  • Sunday, 16th of October, 2016, Ruth & Richard:
    What a beautiful place! Loved everything about it. So clean and loved the quirkiness! Would definitely stay longer next time as we didn’t want to leave. Thank you so much.
  • Friday, 14th of October, 2016, Jo & Paul:
    Amazing, beautiful, lovely relaxing cottage. Couldn’t have asked for more – spent hours watching the kingfisher
  • Friday, 9th of September, 2016, Janet & Alan:
    A wonderful spot for the wildlife photographer…..a luxurious and homely place for our 5 days – thank you!
  • Monday, 5th of September, 2016, Annie & Paul:
    We have had a wonderful week in the Mill.- – thank you. Have enjoyed the views, wildlife and most of all the cottage itself – magical!
  • Friday, 26th of August, 2016, Ann & Mick:
    Had an amazing time. Accommodation was outstanding. Thank you – will be back next year x
  • Friday, 19th of August, 2016, Philip:
    This was our third visit to Lovejoys Mill. An oasis of calm in an otherwise busy world. We will be back with you again next year.
  • Friday, 19th of August, 2016, Liz & John:
    What a fantastic week! We’ve hardly left the Mill all week as it has been so idyllic.So much wildlife to see and hear; swans, moorhens, kingfishers, grey heron, cows, horses, pheasants, deer, stoat, owls, birds of prey, rabbits, dragonflies and more. We have already booked to come back next Easter!
  • Monday, 15th of August, 2016, Iain & Felicity:
    Fabulous accommodation and plenty of beautiful walks. Thank you! x
  • Sunday, 7th of August, 2016, Karen & Richard:
    A beautiful, tranquil, relaxing place to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. Loved walks around the countryside with lovely pubs. We will be back.
  • Friday, 5th of August, 2016, Belinda & Charles:
    Lovely place. Enjoyed the heron, kingfishers, moorhen family and quadrapeds in the field who enjoyed an apple or two. Didn’t bother with TV!
  • Sunday, 24th of July, 2016, Jean & Tony:
    Exceptionally good weather added to a wonderful 6 days here.
  • Sunday, 17th of July, 2016, Rachel & Ruth:
    Thank you for a wonderful 6 year anniversary weekend away. The cottage is amazing and we have loved our stay here. It is a beautiful setting, very comfortable and peaceful, just what we needed!
  • Friday, 15th of July, 2016, Alexandra & Peter:
    What a stunning place. We enjoyed the wildlife, the beautiful location, the peace and quiet. It’s hard to leave but time to say ‘thank you’!
  • Friday, 1st of July, 2016, Roger & Shirley:
    Hard to leave this tranquil place. Suffolk is a beauty even in the rain!
  • Sunday, 19th of June, 2016, George:
    Had a great time. Cottage is beautiful, more than we expected. Will definitely recommend this place to others.
  • Sunday, 12th of June, 2016, Linda & Terry:
    Great weather, great walks, very relaxing, most enjoyable. This was our second visit – hope there will be more!
  • Saturday, 21st of May, 2016, Ella & Joe:
    We spent our wedding night here at the Mill and it has been magical, such an idyllic, romantic setting. Beautiful barn and walking up to the ducks, what more could you want?! Hopefully we will be back.
  • Sunday, 24th of April, 2016, Rebecca:
    Wow! Stunning place in a beautiful setting. Would love to return
  • Saturday, 16th of April, 2016, David & Shirley:
    This is by far one of the nicest places we have stayed. The owners have done an amazing job in keeping everything natural. Surrounding villages are stunning and lovely to see independent traders. Everyone is friendly and the pub grub is quality. Honestly, you will not want to leave
  • Friday, 15th of April, 2016, Yvonne:
    Amazing place in a fantastic, unspoilt and tranquil location. The cottage was pure luxury!
  • Sunday, 10th of April, 2016, Tim:
    We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in the cottage. It is clean, comfortable and cosy. Nice walks on the doorstep. Beautiful towns and villages nearby. Plenty to see and do
  • Sunday, 3rd of April, 2016, Nigel & Natalie:
    An amazing place and perfect to unwind which is just what we needed. Lovely walks on your doorstep and great wildlife. Will definitely return
  • Monday, 28th of March, 2016, Farhad & Tony:
    A fantastic place to spend a long weekend
  • Monday, 21st of March, 2016, Adrian & Stephanie:
    A beautiful and well equipped hideaway perfect for de-stressing from work. Great local walks especially to The Pheasant at Gestingthorpe
  • Friday, 26th of February, 2016, Brian & Denise:
    What an amazing place! I would like to thank the owner, Helen and Grove Cottages! We will definitely be back!!
  • Monday, 22nd of February, 2016, Lou & Jacq:
    Wow! Amazing place – one of the nicest we’ve stayed in – hoping to come back soon! Thanks x
  • Friday, 19th of February, 2016, Peter:
    An amazing Mill in a wonderful location. Perfect to recharge life and relax. The Mill exceeded our expectations. What an amazing renovation. We will definitely be returning.
  • Friday, 5th of February, 2016, Tony & Yvonne:
    Thank you Helen for being so kind -:). We had a relaxing time in a delightful and serene location, in a quality old mill. Wonderful!
  • Monday, 1st of February, 2016, Laura & Brett:
    We had a lovely stay at Lovejoys Mill. The cottage is beautiful and is fully equipped with everything you could want. It is in such an idyllic location, the peaceful mill pond, snow drop woods and of course the lovely, friendly horse. We enjoyed a visit to Gainsborough Spa, Sudbury, Long Melford and The Pheasant where we had a beautiful dinner. Superb cottage – great find. We will be back – faultless!
  • Monday, 1st of February, 2016, Paul & Dawn:
    This time last year we stayed at Lovejoys and had no complaints there. We chose Lovejoys Mill this time and again no complaints. We absolutely love it here and will definitely be back. The greeting from Helen makes it all the more personal, friendly, polite, bubbly and professional
  • Thursday, 21st of January, 2016, Trevor & Helen:
    This is our first visit to Lovejoys Mill and we’ve had a very enjoyable and relaxing break. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped and dog friendly too. A chilly night with a log fire is the perfect antidote to stress. Many thanks to Helen & Charlie for a wonderful winter break.
  • Sunday, 17th of January, 2016, Michelle & Matt:
    Lovely relaxing weekend. This is our second time at Lovejoys Mill and once again we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you.
  • Monday, 11th of January, 2016, Helen & Martin:
    This is our third visit to Lovejoys Mill. It really is perfect, we love the location and the wonderful Mill is so warm, cosy and comfortable.
  • Friday, 18th of December, 2015, Terry & Diane:
    Wonderful house and setting with the dawn call of the waterfowl. Great to explore Clare, Cavendish and the Lovejoy connection
  • Friday, 6th of November, 2015, Barry & Dee:
    We have a lot of short breaks in the Suffolk and Norfolk areas, and this beats all of them. Fantastic accommodation and liking the Lovejoy TV series helped our decision when browsing the internet.
  • Friday, 6th of November, 2015, Sue & Ali:
    Very cosy welcoming cottage, excellently converted. Juliet balcony a wonderful idea, even in the wind and rain!
  • Monday, 2nd of November, 2015, Tracey & Andrew:
    Fantastic, romantic hideaway, just perfect for a relaxing weekend. Sorry to leave.
  • Friday, 23rd of October, 2015, Joe:
    This place oozes cosiness and rustic style. We love it.
  • Monday, 5th of October, 2015, Jo:
    Lovely location for walks with our dog. Picturesque view over the pond, watching the birds in the morning. Conveniently located near a pub, farm shop and tea room.
  • Monday, 28th of September, 2015, Robin:
    Lovejoy�s Mill is a gem of a cottage ideal for dog owners, peaceful, idyllic setting with good walks and all around.
  • Friday, 28th of August, 2015, Philip:
    A wonderful, peaceful location. Charlie and Helen do a wonderful job of greeting guests. The whole Lovejoy’s experience is very good – there is nothing to add!
  • Sunday, 23rd of August, 2015, Clare:
    We had a wonderful weekend. The Mill is beautiful and it’s location is perfect for a peaceful and relaxing break!. We will definitely be recommending to friends and look forward to returning.
  • Friday, 7th of August, 2015, Philip:
    In a beautiful, tranquil setting with wildlife within a few feet of the door.
  • Monday, 27th of July, 2015, David:
    The Mill is very spacious and airy, with a cosy and very comfortable feel to it. We feel so lucky to have discovered an absolute gem of a place. This has been our 4th stay in a Grove cottage and this one has exceeded our expectations in every way possible. We have had such a peaceful and relaxing hoilday in such beautiful and serene surroundings. Thank you! x
  • Saturday, 20th of June, 2015, Philip & Beverley:
    Grove Cottages have found another gem! Lovejoys Mill is the perfect holiday retreat and provides instant relaxation. A haven of peace and tranquility to enjoy nature and it’s inhabitants. Absolutely wonderful – can’t recommend too highly.
  • Monday, 15th of June, 2015, Beverley:
    Expectations very much as described on website. The Mill ticks all the boxes for us and we seriously can’t think of any further improvements to be made.
  • Sunday, 31st of May, 2015, Peter:
    We come back time and again to Grove Cottages. Not only do you know that they will be well equipped and in the most idyllic locations, but that each cottage has it’s own unique and cosy character. Lovejoys Mill excels – what a truly wonderful place!
  • Sunday, 24th of May, 2015, Jacolyn & Paul:
    Beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Peaceful and romantic – exactly what we wanted from our weekend away. Thank you.
  • Sunday, 17th of May, 2015, Theresa:
    We have been staying in Suffolk for 12/13 years and this exceeds the best of all The Grove Cottages and anywhere we have stayed. We absolutely love this one and in the style of all good movies “we’ll be back”!
  • Saturday, 9th of May, 2015, Dian:
    So comfy, cosy and beautiful surroundings – we wish we were staying longer.
  • Monday, 20th of April, 2015, Sarah & Ian:
    What a lovely stay. Beautiful accommodation and fantastic finishing touches. Fluffy white towels and crisp cotton sheets. Fantastic – thank you.
  • Friday, 17th of April, 2015, Margaret & Chris:
    Fantastic stay and accommodation – we will be back
  • Sunday, 12th of April, 2015, Philip & Fiona:
    We said we’d return and so we did! Just as idyllic as on our first visit with a very warm and helpful welcome from Helen.
  • Sunday, 5th of April, 2015, Michelle:
    Exceptional place and location – stunning refurb, cannot recommend it highly enough. We will be back!
  • Friday, 3rd of April, 2015, Les & Julie:
    Comfortable, cosy and very tranquil. A well renovated mill conversion adding mod cons, without detracting from it’s original rustic charm.
  • Sunday, 29th of March, 2015, Jim:
    The perfect place for our first holiday – a truly wonderful cottage in beautiful surroundings.
  • Tuesday, 24th of February, 2015, Yann:
    By far the best romantic place to stay. Extremely well decorated, amazing views, and great welcome from the owner. A true gem!
  • Friday, 13th of February, 2015, Harinder:
    Our expectations were met more than we imagined. We had a wonderful stay, perfect, thank you.
  • Sunday, 1st of February, 2015, Michelle:
    An amazing weekend away. The cottage is very clean, warm and cosy. Had everything we need to enjoy our stay.
  • Friday, 30th of January, 2015, Alan:
    Wonderful, quiet cottage in fabulous surrounds. Extremely sensitively renovated but with all mod cons. It was breathtaking to see Kingfisher and Muntjac deer from the cottage each morning, and the walking from the cottage door was endless and splendid. My wife and I are now totally relaxed and would happily come back!
  • Friday, 30th of January, 2015, Michelle & Matt:
    An amazing cottage, so clean and cosy, a perfect weekend away. Already want to book again – thank you.
  • Friday, 23rd of January, 2015, NIamh & Keith:
    A truly beautiful place to stay – the most relaxed we have been in a very long time. Thank you.
  • Monday, 19th of January, 2015, Natasha:
    What a gorgeous place! Beautifully restored, totally cosy and in the loveliest surroundings. We didn’t want to leave! The most comfortable bed in the world!
  • Monday, 12th of January, 2015, Bernard:
    The Mill is spacious and homely and extremely comfortable. It is furnished to a high specification, and is just a little ‘different’.
  • Monday, 15th of December, 2014, Paige & Alan:
    Beautiful place and stunning scenery. A great place to rest for a few days. Very charming and would recommend to everyone!!
  • Sunday, 7th of December, 2014, Carly & David:
    Perfect weekend! Idyllic location and beautiful property. We don’t want to leave!
  • Monday, 1st of December, 2014, David & Elizabeth:
    A beautiful idyllic place – perfect if you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing and tranquil weekend away! Would definitely recommend! The welcome basket was a lovely surprise!!
  • Monday, 24th of November, 2014, Louisa & DIck:
    What a fabulous place! Lovely weekend despite the rain. So relaxing you don’t want to go anywhere else. Look forward to coming back!
  • Sunday, 16th of November, 2014, Nikki & Darren:
    A thoroughly relaxing short break. The mill is such a comfortable and peaceful place to stay.
  • Wednesday, 12th of November, 2014, Alison & David:
    A short and sweet break. Booked on the day of arrival. Brilliant spur of the moment decision, wonderful relaxing break. Just what we needed. Will certainly be back soon!! Thank you.
  • Monday, 10th of November, 2014, Sandra & Mike:
    Very pleasant weekend spent relaxing in this beautifully designed and excellently located mill. Just what the doctor ordered! Will be back!
  • Friday, 7th of November, 2014, Roger & Pat:
    Excellent short break. Everything about the “mill” was excellent – including the eccentric bathroom!
  • Sunday, 2nd of November, 2014, Andrew:
    Excellent property to unwind and relax, beautiful decor, everything you need for a getaway from it all weekend. Fab walks, pubs and quaint towns, didn’t want to leave. Second time with Grove Cottages and will be returning for a third, fabulous choice of cottages to choose from. Thank you for a lovely weekend break.
  • Friday, 31st of October, 2014, Philip & Fiona:
    Idyllic – a perfect marriage of location and accommodation, and we even had sunshine! Thank you to all for a wonderful visit – we plant to return!
  • Monday, 27th of October, 2014, Carly. Beau & Molly:
    Stayed for the weekend. Beautiful place. Our 16 month old daughter loved it – would love to come back.
  • Sunday, 26th of October, 2014, Sarah & Max:
    An excellent example of a ‘Grove Cottage’. Wonderful location, excellent styling and a perfect welcome from Helen and Charles. Thank you so much for letting us be the very first visitors to the old mill – you have created such a welcoming and beautifully styled space to spend a weekend, or a week, or a lifetime! Very happy memories – thank you.


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