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Location: Belchamp Walter
4 Star

‘Lovejoys’ is where the TV series Lovejoy was filmed.
The location is beautiful and surrounded by some gorgeous countryside. A real haven to relax and unwind.



Location: Belchamp Walter

‘Lovejoys’ is where the TV series Lovejoy was filmed.
The location is beautiful and surrounded by some gorgeous countryside. A real haven to relax and unwind.


The Experience

Lovejoys sits in the grounds of the wonderful Belchamp Hall, famous for its setting in the TV Series ‘Lovejoys’.

Whether you are an avid fan of this long running TV series or not this cottage, which was once the set for Lovejoys workshop, is still a really beautiful and luxurious place to stay in, surrounded by lovely countryside on the Suffolk/Essex border, it is just 90 minutes from London.

Lovejoy’s is a romantic cottage, perfect to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life; a place to unwind, relax and enjoy some tranquillity, luxury… and maybe a game of tennis.



Cottage Walk Through

Cottage Walk Through
You enter Lovejoys up a wide staircase into a high arched ceilinged, open-planned, loft.

Large low level Velux windows make this a very airy and bright place.

There is a cosy dining area on your left and a spacious, luxury kitchen to your right.

The floor is carpeted throughout and there are beautiful Persian rugs bringing warmth to this architecturally impressive space with its multitude of ancient beams steepled high over your head.

Upright beams and a large comfy sofa divide off the second half of the room, where a second big sofa, massive foot-stool and a TV, create a cosy area to relax into – you can even indulge yourself with the supplied box-set of Lovejoys movies.

The end of the room has an impressive ship-lapped and lime-washed wooden wall, reaching right up to the apex of the room.

Set into this wall are large arched double doors leading into a spacious bedroom with a luxury wood-framed king-sized bed, a large comfy sofa, bleached pine dressing table and wardrobe and big smart TV.

Beyond the bedroom is a lovely en suite bathroom with a standard size bath and hand held shower, plus a doorway to a separate loo.

Please note that the staircase is open to the main room so only ‘babes in arms’ should stay here as it is dangerous for crawling babies.

There is a tennis court for guests’ use, a large pond and walled garden, 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 there is a small garden area for sitting out to enjoy your breakfast or to catch a few rays over lunch or dinner.

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 accommodation units: one above the workshop (Lovejoy’s), which sleeps two people and one next door (The Lovejoy Studio), which sleeps four.

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”


There is a tennis court for guests’ use, a large pond and a historic walled garden, 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

There is also a small garden area for sitting out to enjoy your breakfast, BBQing or to catching a few rays over lunch or dinner.


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’ 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

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.

This cottage does not accept dogs but other than guide-dogs, please refer to All About Bringing Pets for charges, rules and how this cottage may suit your pet.



  • Barbeque
  • Bath
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Bikes Provided
  • Central Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Washer
  • Cooker and Hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer-compartment
  • Fridge
  • Garden - Enclosed
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • High Chair Provided
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and Board
  • King Size Bed
  • Microwave
  • Off Road Parking
  • Shower, over Bath
  • 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...

  • Sunday, 4th of October, 2020, Sharon & Adrian:
    The most incredibly relaxing weekend. Stunning location and truly lovely cottage. Everything we cold have wished for and a little more. Every care has been taken to ensure that it was clean and safe. Thank you
  • Friday, 2nd of October, 2020, Sheila:
    Lovely two weeks. Cottage comfortable and all that we needed. Quiet and peaceful. Thank you
  • Friday, 18th of September, 2020, Mags & Andy:
    Lovely peaceful location, thoroughly enjoyed our week
  • Sunday, 13th of September, 2020, Janine & John:
    Very peaceful stay in a lovely cottage. Beautifully quiet and lovely to hear the morning call of the peacocks. Best nights sleep in years
  • Sunday, 6th of September, 2020, Liza & Adrian:
    Fourth time at Lovejoys and as perfect as ever. Thank you!
  • Monday, 31st of August, 2020, Rachel:
    Fabulous weekend
  • Friday, 21st of August, 2020, Rosemary & Chris:
    Enjoyable stay. Loved the surrounds, garden and peacocks
  • Saturday, 15th of August, 2020, Julian:
    Delightful location, family of inquisitive peacocks
  • Friday, 7th of August, 2020, Kate:
    If you want respite from a busy life, this is the ideal place to come; quiet, secluded place to retreat to with plenty to do locally, if you fancy going out and about
  • Friday, 31st of July, 2020, Lamara:
    Great stay, thank you
  • Saturday, 4th of July, 2020, Catherine:
    Beautiful, spacious cottage in tranquil setting. Stunning grounds and wonderful local walks. We really enjoyed the tennis court and use of the bikes is great. Despite Covid-19 welcome wine, crisps and cookies! Thank you for having us. We will definitely come back. Not a road noise to be heard.
  • Sunday, 16th of February, 2020, Becky:
    Lovejoys was absolutely lovely! A very homely and welcoming place to stay! Will definitely look to stay again
  • Sunday, 2nd of February, 2020, Sara:
    Lovejoys is a perfect weekend getaway destination. It’s so cosy, welcoming and well equipped. We relaxed immediately. Lots to do in the surrounding area, we loved our visit and will be back again. Thank you
  • Monday, 30th of December, 2019, Philip:
    This place is so very peaceful – we recommend it to all our friends. The standard was as good as ever!
  • Friday, 1st of November, 2019, Trevor & Helen:
    Our second visit of 2019 and very enjoyable as always. Thank you Helen & Charlie
  • Sunday, 13th of October, 2019, Claire:
    Once again a wonderful stay at Lovejoys. Look forward to returning. Thank you
  • Friday, 11th of October, 2019, Gail & Tony:
    Second time here and yet again couldn’t ask for anything more. Welcome exceptional and Helen is very informative and helpful. Always sad to leave such a beautiful cottage, will be back again very soon. Wonderful!
  • Friday, 4th of October, 2019, Deborah:
    Super cottage in an idyllic spot and a great base from which to explore the stunning Essex and Suffolk landscape and historic villages.
  • Friday, 13th of September, 2019, Susan & Robert:
    Was so lovely. I didn’t want to leave, so cosy and romantic, we really enjoyed our stay. The welcome basket was much appreciated. Would definitely come back
  • Monday, 19th of August, 2019, Stephen & Vicki:
    My wife and I do lots of weekends away and Lovejoys is by far the best cottage we have stayed in. We are big fans of Lovejoy so watching the DVD’s while staying here was lovely!
  • Monday, 5th of August, 2019, Jaime:
    A wonderfully relaxing and peaceful break – our first away from our children. We really recharged our batteries and feel refreshed and rested. Wonderful accommodation, the welcome basket was super and very much enjoyed. Information pack was useful, we really enjoyed our stay
  • Friday, 2nd of August, 2019, Gail & Tony:
    Spectacular place, everything you could wish for. Accommodation spot on, scenery fantastic, peaceful. Our first visit will not be the last. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Didn’t go far away from the cottage, didn’t need or want to, so once again amazing time we had
  • Friday, 26th of July, 2019, Sara:
    We had such a amazing holiday, lovely cottage, views and things to do around the area. Will definitely be back. Welcome hamper was a lovely touch
  • Sunday, 14th of July, 2019, David & Elizabeth:
    Had a wonderful relaxing couple of days – beautiful place
  • Wednesday, 10th of July, 2019, Dave & Jane:
    Thank you for a lovely stay – beautiful countryside
  • Sunday, 9th of June, 2019, Steve & Lucia:
    A lovely weekend celebrating our anniversary. Beautiful location, and we loved the accommodation, especially being a fan of Lovejoys TV programme.
  • Sunday, 2nd of June, 2019, Su & John:
    Grove Cottages as every, great location, peaceful, relaxing, beautifully furnished, perfect for switching off. Best kept secret!
  • Monday, 27th of May, 2019, Lorraine & Edward:
    As always, a wonderful setting, high quality accommodation, a friendly welcome and so much more. You just keep getting it right every time. We loved it!
  • Friday, 17th of May, 2019, Phil & Joyce:
    4th visit!!
  • Friday, 10th of May, 2019, David:
    If you love the Lovejoy TV programmes then this is the place for you.
  • Friday, 3rd of May, 2019, Nigel & Breda:
    Very relaxing place, you can do as much or as little as you want. Had fun trying to play tennis, bikes available but we didn’t take part in. All round lovely peaceful place to stay, beautiful villages.
  • Friday, 26th of April, 2019, Rob & Fi:
    We have had a lovely and relaxing time. Perfect, thank you
  • Friday, 12th of April, 2019, Karen & Mark:
    A lovely relaxing, well equipped place to stay. Felt totally recharged
  • Monday, 8th of April, 2019, Nick & Ali:
    An incredible space in the tranquil countryside. We cycled to a local pub, explored the surrounding villages and relaxed in our very quiet cottage. The welcome basket was such a nice addition! There was plenty of local information which helped us to funnel down our options for our stay. The log fire, lovely bath and spacious bedroom meant we could fully relax after a day out exploring. We would certainly encourage others to seek out Grove Cottages. Although we didn’t bring our dog this time, I think this is a massive bonus
  • Sunday, 7th of April, 2019, Steve & Diane:
    Second stay at Lovejoys and fourth stay overall including Lovejoys Studio. Lovely peaceful, relaxing break as always. First rate accommodation and facilities. Beautiful surroundings – what more could you ask for?! Will be back for a fifth visit soon!
  • Sunday, 24th of March, 2019, Claire & Tony:
    Another amazing stay here. We love the accommodation and enjoyed relaxing and recharging our batteries. I know we will be back again
  • Sunday, 3rd of March, 2019, Julie & Ian:
    A wonderfully relaxing break in a fabulous setting! Lovejoys is beautiful!
  • Tuesday, 19th of February, 2019, Debbie:
    Such a peaceful place to stay. Beautiful accommodation, everything was perfect. Thank you!!
  • Thursday, 14th of February, 2019, Laurence:
    Fab stay, great facilities, super place – will be back!!
  • Saturday, 9th of February, 2019, Laurence:
    Fab stay, friendly owners, lots of atmosphere, lovely surroundings, will be back soon.
  • Monday, 4th of February, 2019, Phil & Lyndsay:
    Another really relaxing break at Lovejoys. Great villages and countryside to explore.
  • Friday, 25th of January, 2019, Heather & Les:
    Fabulous place to stay for a relaxing break 10/10!
  • Sunday, 13th of January, 2019, Megan & Ryan:
    We had a lovely stay at Lovejoys, lots of long walks and nights in!
  • Sunday, 6th of January, 2019, Steve & Kim:
    Lovely place to spend a relaxing few nights after the hectic Christmas/New Year weeks. Thank you for making the weekend so lovely!
  • Monday, 17th of December, 2018, John & Caron:
    This is our 5th stay with Grove Cottages. Each property has been of the highest standard. We wouldn’t use any other company. Thank you!
  • Monday, 10th of December, 2018, Kimberley & Raphael:
    Lovely stay, would highly recommend
  • Monday, 19th of November, 2018, Eithne:
    Amazing, exceeded expectations. Even the peacocks came to say Hello!
  • Sunday, 11th of November, 2018, Laura:
    We have had a lovely time here! The cottage has been perfect. We arrived at our own convenience, which the staff were happy to accommodate. The cottage was clean, tidy and warm which was lovely on arrival. It is perfectly located with all the facilities we needed.
  • Friday, 19th of October, 2018, David:
    First class accommodation in a really peaceful setting.
  • Monday, 8th of October, 2018, Catherine:
    Fabulous weekend away in the most magical of settings. Only booked the morning of arrival and was very pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to do and the level of service provided by The Grove Cottages team. Without doubt the best place we have stayed in, done with so much care, attention to detail and love. Every comfort was thought of, lamps on when we arrived (really lovely), the bubble bath, wonderful welcome pack, kitchen facilities – plenty of cleaning materials. Above and beyond what the usual holiday cottages would provide. Looking forward to our next Suffolk getaway with you
  • Sunday, 23rd of September, 2018, John & Kay:
    Thank you once again for a lovely stay. Can’t wait to be back
  • Friday, 21st of September, 2018, Clare:
    Stunning property in a fabulous location with all the home comforts. Couldn’t help but relax, will definitely be back again! Great local pubs and beautiful villages and towns everywhere.
  • Sunday, 16th of September, 2018, Emma & Dan:
    Beautiful cottage, used as our wedding prep and first night. Couldn’t ask for more x
  • Friday, 14th of September, 2018, Barry & Sue:
    Beautiful spacious apartment, much larger than it looks in the photographs. Very peaceful location and very comfortable. Thank you for the excellent welcome pack – much appreciated. Love the peacocks!
  • Sunday, 2nd of September, 2018, Liza:
    Thank you for a wonderful weekend break – this is such a beautiful place and so restful ! Amazing breakfast basket and we love the peacocks ! Our second time and hopefully not our last.
  • Sunday, 5th of August, 2018, Maggie & Jon:
    Lovely cottage in a lovely place – we’ve had a great weekend
  • Sunday, 29th of July, 2018, Clare:
    Fabulous cottage in beautiful surroundings. Difficult to know how our experience could be improved!
  • Friday, 20th of July, 2018, Jo & Peter:
    Gorgeous building and lovely surroundings.Tennis rackets and bicycles much appreciated, though we are now creaking!!
  • Friday, 13th of July, 2018, Malcolm & Anjelika:
    As lovely as ever – our third time!
  • Sunday, 1st of July, 2018, Kay:
    We had a wonderful stay in an idyllic setting. The hospitality and thoughtful touches made all the difference. Fantastic surrounding countryside to discover on foot – so leave the car behind. Sudbury is close enough if more entertainment is required. It was very special to share a family estate that has survived the generations.
  • Sunday, 24th of June, 2018, Paul & Joyce:
    Our third visit – enough said! Pity we can’t take the peacocks home………..
  • Sunday, 17th of June, 2018, Julia & Paul:
    A lovely and peaceful cottage in beautiful surroundings. Will miss the peacock alarm call -:)
  • Monday, 28th of May, 2018, Jessica & Max:
    It was so nice to be given those basic supplies, as this really made the stay effortless
  • Monday, 21st of May, 2018, Barry:
    Well what can I say “a truly beautiful and stunning place”. The perfect place to relax, didn’t want to leave, we were given a very warm welcome and a really good welcome pack. Amazing!!
  • Monday, 9th of April, 2018, Karen:
    Just perfect! Need to stay longer next time!
  • Wednesday, 14th of March, 2018, Nigel & Amanda:
    A perfect country retreat 🙂
  • Friday, 12th of January, 2018, Carolyn:
    Perfect for our requirements; relaxing, quiet, private – thank you
  • Wednesday, 27th of December, 2017, Philip:
    We have visited Lovejoys many times – it is always a pleasure to stay in with peaceful surroundings, a real break from the hectic ‘real world’!
  • Monday, 3rd of July, 2017, Julie:
    Luxury accommodation in a quiet rural setting. A chance to visit stunning Suffolk villages and enjoy their hospitality and beauty.
  • Friday, 26th of May, 2017, Thomas:
    Lovely cottage in a beautiful rural location allowing for easy exploration of the surrounding area. Made to feel very welcome by the owner and particularly enjoyed the peacocks, which added a wonderful quirkiness
  • Sunday, 9th of April, 2017, Stuart:
    Thank you so very much for a wonderful stay for our wedding. The venue and staff have been second to none. We have loved every minute of our weekend and we will have a lifetime of memories to take away with us xx
  • Friday, 7th of April, 2017, Pauline & John:
    Thank you so much for the welcome pack. Beautiful cottage, lovely area. Loved the peacocks! Thank you.
  • Saturday, 25th of March, 2017, Mary & Dave:
    We have had a superb week here. It is our first visit to Suffolk and to Lovejoys and it will not be our last. The area is gorgeous with much to explore and our accommodation is to die for. Thank you so much for the amazing welcome pack and for the welcome you gave us on arrival. We have never been made to feel so welcome! Loved the peacocks and the dogs – thank you x
  • Sunday, 19th of March, 2017, Lorraine & Steve:
    We had a wonderful stay. It’s the most wonderful cottage we have ever stayed in. So peaceful, a perfect retreat. Just perfect, thank you.
  • Friday, 17th of March, 2017, Colin & Enid:
    Thank you for a lovely stay in wonderful accommodation.
  • Sunday, 12th of March, 2017, Antony:
    We have had a lovely stay, very relaxed and tranquil. Would definitely recommend.
  • Sunday, 12th of March, 2017, Tony & Helen:
    Being Lovejoy fans we very much enjoyed staying here and visiting places in the area, where filming took place. Lovely welcome basket. Will remember it always. Thank you for a fantastic stay.
  • Sunday, 26th of February, 2017, Rav:
    We had a fab weekend break at Lovejoys. Cottage was amazing, ample supplies, the hamper was perfect and lasted for the whole of our stay. This was perfect for us to unwind and relax.
  • Friday, 10th of February, 2017, Mitchell:
    We absolutely love coming to Lovejoys. Quality of the welcome basket is excellent – cleanliness excellent. We’ll be back.
  • Friday, 3rd of February, 2017, Charlotte:
    Another peaceful break in this lovely venue away from the hectic world. Thank you for the generous welcome pack. We hope to return again in the not too distant future. Our very best wishes to Charlie & Helen.
  • Monday, 23rd of January, 2017, Roz & Les:
    What a wonderful place, so spacious but also warm and cosy. Excellent food basket with local produce – thank you. Will definitely recommend to our friends and family.
  • Monday, 16th of January, 2017, Clare & Garry:
    Thank you very much for the welcome basket. Another wonderful stay at Lovejoys, we loved every minute of it. Will definitely be back again in the summer xxx
  • Friday, 6th of January, 2017, Diana:
    The cosiest place I have every stayed in – just perfect in every way. Highly recommended!
  • Wednesday, 4th of January, 2017, Erika:
    Absolutely idyllic! Loved it. Cosy, tastefully decorated and immaculate. Can’t wait to come back
  • Friday, 30th of December, 2016, Helen:
    A superb stay – we can’t recommend Lovejoys enough! The accommodation is charming and cosy – ideal for Lovejoy fans who wish to journey down memory lane.
  • Friday, 23rd of December, 2016, Elisabeth:
    Lovejoys is a truly special destination for anyone looking for a cosy, beautiful escape from every day. I am so sad to have to leave this relaxing little haven. The surrounding countryside is gorgeous even in December! There are so many places to explore, I hope to return very soon!
  • Monday, 19th of December, 2016, Luke & Hannah:
    Thank you! We have used this place as our home whilst discovering the area – it has served us well…a wonderful space to relax in the calm quiet!! A real tonic for the soul – the welcome pack was very welcome!
  • Monday, 5th of December, 2016, Scott:
    We had a wonderful time. We loved the cottage so much, it was so magical it felt Christmas arrived early. Finding a peacock on our doorstep was a big surprise. Perfect place for a peaceful holiday.
  • Thursday, 10th of November, 2016, Sue:
    We stayed in Lovejoys for our honeymoon and it was perfect. We loved the layout and it’s cosy and warm. Plenty of books to read, CDs to play and DVDs to watch.The surrounding area is beautiful – fantastic antique shops to wander around and delicious food in cosy pubs. We will be back soon.
  • Friday, 14th of October, 2016, Paul & Michele:
    Brilliant stay, definitely come again, love everything about it!
  • Monday, 10th of October, 2016, Liz & Ray:
    Lovely cottage, very comfortable but with lots of room, all done to a very high standard. Bed and bedding made for a good nights sleep. Lots of interesting items in the cottage, very peaceful and relaxing. Just the place to get away from a busy life for a few days.
  • Sunday, 9th of October, 2016, Anne:
    So, so peaceful and beautiful. Fab kitchen – meat from Rouse in Long Melford is a must !
  • Monday, 8th of August, 2016, Yunus:
    Can’t recommend this cottage enough. The most relaxing and enjoyable break we’ve had – it’s beyond cosy. The perfect retreat anyone can ask for, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Can’t wait to return here again some day soon. Thank you, you’ve done an amazing job!
  • Sunday, 3rd of July, 2016, Philip & Christine:
    Lovely cosy comfortable accommodation in beautiful surroundings with lovely walks in stunning countryside with plenty to see and do in the local area.
  • Thursday, 23rd of June, 2016, Gillian & Kevin:
    Lovejoys is just delightful. Beautiful inside but still war and cosy. A lovely welcome from the owner and the biggest welcome basket we have ever seen! We ended up eating in each night as we loved it so much! Saw lots of wildlife, ducks with ducklings,and all 3 of the peacocks displaying their feathers at the same time, which was such a treat. So peaceful here and so still at night we would just listen to the silence. Would highly recommend.
  • Monday, 25th of April, 2016, Manoja & Anthony:
    What an amazing, cosy, beautiful cottage – we have had the most wonderful time here. Very sad to leave but think we’ll need to make this a tradition so we look forward to coming here every year. Charlie and Helen are lovely hosts and we look forward to seeing them again. Thank you so much.
  • Sunday, 21st of February, 2016, Philip:
    “Wow” what an amazing cottage, a truly English house, decor is beautiful and such a cosy homely house. Wonderful bed, sheets and duvet, very clean throughout. Amazed at lovely welcome pack, local bacon was amazing! The little touches here just add to a wonderful experience. Cannot recommend this cottage enough, a pure “gem” -:)
  • Friday, 12th of February, 2016, Michael & Liz:
    For Lovejoy fans, the perfect accommodation and location and for us as honeymooners!
  • Friday, 12th of February, 2016, Michael & Liz:
    As Lovejoy fans we loved visiting the areas associated with the programme. As honeymooners(?) couldn’t have wished for a more relaxing and romantic place. Accommodation couldn’t be bettered. We will be back soon!!!
  • Sunday, 7th of February, 2016, Mark & Karen:
    Cottage comfortable and cosy – weather not so great!
  • Sunday, 31st of January, 2016, Clare:
    Lovejoys is an absolute delight to stay in. The surroundings are beautiful, loved seeing the peacocks. The cottage is so clean, private and very spacious for two! Wish we could have stayed longer.
  • Sunday, 24th of January, 2016, Tal & Dom:
    My partner booked this delightful bolthole for my birthday weekend. Wow, what an amazing weekend. The cosy warm feeling made us immediately feel at home. A spa day and and a long Sunday walk – what more could one ask for…but to return again I hope!! Excellent hosts – nothing is too much. Thank you x
  • Monday, 11th of January, 2016, Edward & Susan:
    Booked for a birthday treat by our sons, who stayed in the adjoining cottage for a lovely family gathering.
  • Friday, 1st of January, 2016, Michael & Cathy:
    Lovely long stay over Christmas and New Year. Very cosy and quiet, lovely walks and villages close by. All as described, fantastic cottage.
  • Monday, 21st of December, 2015, Matt & Louise:
    Such beautiful place. It was so calm and peaceful inside, even bigger and better than it looked on the website. If you want to wind down in beautiful surroundings, come here.
  • Monday, 30th of November, 2015, James & Victoria:
    Lovely stay in a lovely cottage. Hope to come back again.
  • Saturday, 21st of November, 2015, Bob:
    A thoroughly enjoyable break in lovely accommodation, in beautiful surroundings.
  • Friday, 13th of November, 2015, Julietta:
    Impeccable! Lovely, serene,quiet, unspoilt and impressive house; Belchamp Hall we will definitely return!
  • Friday, 6th of November, 2015, Candice:
    Beautiful cottage set in a lovely quiet location, a short country drive from local towns. Had a wonderful meal at Number 10 in Lavenham as suggested in the welcome book. The cottage is exceptionally clean and has that ‘cosy’ feel. Will definitely be back.
  • Friday, 2nd of October, 2015, Elizabeth:
    A truly beautiful cottage set in a delightful secluded location. Wonderful for our getaway from hectic city life!
  • Sunday, 20th of September, 2015, Joanne:
    We have had a perfect weekend. Lovejoys is just stunning, the surroundings beautiful and the peacocks a delight. Belchamp Hall is a fabulous setting for a relaxing and comfortable break. Thank you, we will be back.
  • Saturday, 29th of August, 2015, Rachel:
    Thank you for making our 20th wedding anniversary perfect. The cottage and surroundings surpassed our expectations.
  • Sunday, 23rd of August, 2015, Liz & John:
    Lovejoys is a stunning property set in beautiful surroundings. Very relaxing with all the home comforts you could wish for. Fantastic welcome basket of breakfast goodies. Very friendly owners with lovely dogs and beautiful peacocks.
  • Sunday, 16th of August, 2015, John & Anne:
    I wish we had longer in this cottage! We will come back!
  • Friday, 7th of August, 2015, Sasha:
    Delightful stay, friendly greeting, lovely local produce on arrival and extremely well placed. Enjoyed cycling around the area and kayaking in Sudbury. Of course not forgetting the entertainment of the peacocks and a few games of tennis. Overall excellent break!
  • Sunday, 2nd of August, 2015, Tamara & Henry:
    We have had a wonderful time! The cottage is exactly as pictured on the website – but possibly even better! All the little personal touches, such as the welcome basket, customised map. Everything was thought of and the peacocks were a delightful surprise. Thank you so much.
  • Sunday, 5th of July, 2015, Sue:
    Cottage definitely has the “wow” factor! Excellent location for a romantic weekend away.
  • Friday, 26th of June, 2015, Ben & Debbie:
    The most beautiful, quiet location with fantastic walks. Lovejoys is a little piece of heaven, romantic and cosy. Our stay has been just fantastic… thank you so much xx
  • Monday, 8th of June, 2015, Stephanie & Antony:
    After a crazy few weeks we were looking for somewhere to relax – and what a find. Lovely cottage in a lovely setting.
  • Saturday, 30th of May, 2015, Sue & Valentino:
    This was our second stay at Lovejoys and we found it to be as peaceful and relaxing as before. The location is ideal; being in beautiful countryside and yet only a short drive to all the necessities. The accommodation is comfortable and clean with lovely decor. The welcome basket was well stocked and the bread is especially delicious – wish we could come every weekend!
  • Sunday, 17th of May, 2015, Victoria & Steven:
    Beautiful cottage, beautiful locaton! Enjoyed every minute – didn’t want to leave.
  • Sunday, 10th of May, 2015, Emma & John:
    We had a truly amazing weekend at Lovejoys. Excellent local pubs, complete relaxation and some lovely country walks/cycle rides. Would come back in a heartbeat. We had a truly amazing stay – what a place!
  • Saturday, 9th of May, 2015, Lucy & Ted:
    Perfect weekend getaway – can’t fault this place! We’ll even miss the peacocks funny noises. 100% we will be back again.
  • Friday, 8th of May, 2015, Wayne:
    Fantastic cottage and location. Superb in every way – faultless stay (cottage and locaton).
  • Friday, 17th of April, 2015, Claire:
    Enjoyable, peaceful, relaxing stay. We will definitely be returning. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise and very much appreciated. Thank you.
  • Friday, 17th of April, 2015, Claire & Tony:
    An amazing relaxing place, just what we needed to recharge our batteries. We will be back, loved exploring the local villages.
  • Friday, 10th of April, 2015, Richard:
    Relaxing and peaceful, lovely walks, great place to stay.
  • Friday, 10th of April, 2015, Sue & Dick:
    Relaxing and peaceful week, lovely walks, great place to stay.
  • Sunday, 5th of April, 2015, Bryan & Kate:
    Lovely relaxing weekend before baby arrives – the perfect retreat! Can’t wait to come back. Thank you.
  • Monday, 30th of March, 2015, Julie & Trevor:
    A magical place to spend our wedding anniversary! A lovely welcome from Helen. Thank you.
  • Sunday, 15th of March, 2015, Aimee & Nick:
    A lovely week, excellent customer serivce, great basket of food, will come back for a third time! Thank you.
  • Sunday, 22nd of February, 2015, James & Philippa:
    A wonderful idyllic place, makes you glad to be alive. Would stay for the rest of my life!!
  • Friday, 20th of February, 2015, Susan:
    We had come away for a week to rest and recuperate, as we are carers for three young people with special needs, which is quite demanding. We found Lovejoy’s to be really warm and cosy and we felt as though we were away from it all, but with all the necessary amenities quite close by. Lovejoy’s is beautiful, clean and relaxing and we would love to stay again.
  • Friday, 13th of February, 2015, Mandy & Nigel:
    Lovely welcome and the personal touches for the stay, beyond compare, set in a beautiful part of England.
  • Friday, 6th of February, 2015, Cara:
    We have had a lovely time here at Lovejoys. We are fans of the series, so have been visiting lots of villages where it was filmed. Lovely pubs, we have been for a short walk and visited the church near Belchamp Hall. We were lucky with the weather, even though it was cold we found plenty to do with our 6 month old baby. Lovejoys offered us a gorgeous accommodation, lovely and spacious and clean. The welcome basket with all essentials and lovely friendly staff “Helen” in particular, was very welcoming.
  • Monday, 2nd of February, 2015, Phil & Lyndsay:
    Even in the winter with rain and power cuts, “Lovejoys” is a lovely place to stay! We’d love to come back again.
  • Monday, 19th of January, 2015, Paul & Dawn:
    I brought my husband away for the weekend as part of his Christmas present. He enjoys watching Lovejoy, so absolutely loved it. We both enjoyed our stay and everything was perfect. The personal touches in the Studio were lovely. We will be back.
  • Sunday, 11th of January, 2015, Madelon & Ronald:
    What a lovely place to enjoy a week away from home! Hope to be back in the summer.
  • Monday, 24th of November, 2014, Tim:
    Little Cote is a beautiful cottage, and to a very high standard every need has been catered for.
  • Monday, 13th of October, 2014, Terry & Julie:
    Long time Lovejoys fans from America. Really enjoyed the stay, the peacocks. Wish it could have been longer.
  • Friday, 10th of October, 2014, Annabel & Mark:
    Fantastic stay – don’t want to leave!
  • Monday, 22nd of September, 2014, David & Sheena:
    A peaceful break – quirky place, enjoyed our long weekend.
  • Thursday, 18th of September, 2014, Haley & Andy:
    Beautiful place, loved the relaxing atmosphere. Enjoyed exploring the local villages and the baby peacocks! Lovejoy box set a bonus!
  • Friday, 12th of September, 2014, Lynne:
    This is the most beautiful place to stay, with everything you need – above all, the peace and quiet and an escape from everyday life. We will return! Thank you.
  • Monday, 8th of September, 2014, Alistair & Lynne:
    In a sea of mediocrity, Lovejoys shines like a beacon of light. A reminder of simpler times spent with loved ones – a joy!!!
  • Thursday, 4th of September, 2014, Sheila & Kevin:
    Wonderful place to stay and celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary!
  • Monday, 1st of September, 2014, Claire & Ben:
    Gorgeous place to stay, we didn’t want to leave. Will definitely come back!
  • Monday, 1st of September, 2014, Sheila & Kevin:
    Wonderful place to stay and celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.
  • Friday, 29th of August, 2014, Claire & Ben:
    Gorgeous place to stay, we didn’t want to leave. Will definitely come back!
  • Monday, 25th of August, 2014, Matt & Katherine:
    We had a wonderful weekend in this beautiful place, thank you! It was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploring the local area. The Lovejoy box set was a fantastic revelation!
  • Friday, 15th of August, 2014, Marco & Ivonne:
    Had a wonderful time. Love the area, lots to do, and eat! Most importantly, a fantastic house!
  • Thursday, 31st of July, 2014, Lottie & John:
    What an amazing place – thank you so much. The whole thing is gorgeous – beautiful decor, beautiful surroundings and wonderful people. We especially loved cycling to the Half Moon at Belchamp St Paul and back. We will definitely be back. Thank you Lovejoys xx
  • Monday, 28th of July, 2014, MIke & Pam:
    Another relaxing weekend (4th visit) – 3 peacock chicks as a bonus! Lovely welcome pack.
  • Friday, 25th of July, 2014, Jane & Adrian:
    A perfect holiday in a perfect location. We will be back – thank you.
  • Monday, 14th of July, 2014, Aimie & Matt:
    A beautiful place to stay to start our married life. We will be back for our anniversary! Thank you.
  • Sunday, 13th of July, 2014, Matt & Amy:
    Lovely, cosy place to relax! Thank you.
  • Friday, 11th of July, 2014, Ralph & Terri:
    Lovely place to stay!!
  • Monday, 7th of July, 2014, Stephen & Amy:
    Beautiful stay again at Lovejoys. We love it so much here and will be back.
  • Friday, 20th of June, 2014, Emma & Zoe:
    The perfect place for some relaxation away from everything. Batteries now recharged – thank you.
  • Friday, 20th of June, 2014, Sarah & Dan:
    Marvellous, beautiful. Will be back.
  • Sunday, 8th of June, 2014, Barnice:
    We found everything to the highest possible standard. From Charles�s welcome to superb accommodation, the beautiful grounds and the setting of the Hall, Church and countryside. It is no wonder that Lovejoy was the best television we have ever seen. They were lucky to have worked in such a marvellous location. We cannot speak highly enough � SUPERB.
  • Friday, 30th of May, 2014, Jan & Paul:
    A peaceful break from the modern world – a real retreat!
  • Sunday, 25th of May, 2014, Nicole & Peter:
    Lovely weekend break in a fantastic place – appreciated the breakfast provisions! Don’t want to go home!
  • Friday, 16th of May, 2014, Jo & Mick:
    Beautiful place, quiet and perfect for a relaxing weekend. Had a lovely time and like everyone else who’s visited, we don’t want to leave!
  • Sunday, 11th of May, 2014, Helen & Thomas:
    Thank you for a peaceful stay in a lovely cottage. We’ve enjoyed magnificent scenery and lots of wildlife, and to top if all, we’ve watched Lovejoy on DVD!
  • Monday, 28th of April, 2014, Claire & Frank:
    Fabulous stay again, love the peacocks and box set of Lovejoy. This is the perfect place to slow down and unwind completely. Hard to leave…….will be back x
  • Sunday, 20th of April, 2014, James & Caroline:
    Perfect and beautiful! Love the peacocks, would love to come back, hopefully soon!
  • Sunday, 13th of April, 2014, Robi, Nicola & Robert:
    Wow!! What a place to get away from it all; couldn’t ask for anything more in a weekend break. PERFECT!!
  • Friday, 4th of April, 2014, Sandra:
    4th visit, as always perfect. Batteries recharged. Excellent is not strong enough to say how �spot on� things are here.
  • Sunday, 16th of March, 2014, Stephen:
  • Sunday, 16th of March, 2014, Stephen:
    Perfect, perfect, perfect! Beautiful retreat lovely location and so peaceful. The Pheasant is amazing � worth a visit! Thank you to Helen for a warm welcome. We will be back for our anniversary!
  • Sunday, 9th of March, 2014, Jason:
    Had such a wonderful weekend break everything we wanted and more. Don�t want to go home!
  • Sunday, 2nd of March, 2014, Steve:
    We have had the best holiday in this beautiful place. Thank you so much!! We will be back.
  • Sunday, 23rd of February, 2014, Gill & Steve:
    A great place to switch of and relax. The sun was in our favour � great. 50th birthday celebration!
  • Friday, 21st of February, 2014, Mary:
    Remote, quiet, beautiful � and sunny. We have had a lovely time.
  • Friday, 14th of February, 2014, Viv:
    A fabulous little secret escape! Will definitely be back with friends. Have had a lovely weekend.
  • Friday, 14th of February, 2014, Neal:
    A Suffolk gem!
  • Monday, 3rd of February, 2014, Jill:
    All we wanted and needed and more � as someone has already said it is better than the pictures. Will definitely be back.
  • Sunday, 26th of January, 2014, Joshua:
    A beautiful place for beautiful memories, thank you.
  • Saturday, 11th of January, 2014, Christian:
    Lovely. Particularly enjoyed the walk to Long Melford.
  • Monday, 6th of January, 2014, Adrew:
    Absolutely beautiful stay, Lovejoys is relaxing and quiet, just what we needed. Would come back every weekend if we could.
  • Saturday, 28th of December, 2013, Philip:
    Another wonderful Christmas break (our 14th visit). We notice some small touches to make things even better! Well done Charlie and Helen.
  • Friday, 20th of December, 2013, Cirian:
    We have had an amazing and relaxing time here. This cottage is beautiful. It is nice and quiet with beautiful scenery.
  • Saturday, 30th of November, 2013, Sue:
    Wonderful place. Quiet and relaxing as always.
  • Thursday, 28th of November, 2013, Kerry & Graeme :
    A perfect weekend break � cosy, romantic and relaxing. Many thanks!!
  • Monday, 18th of November, 2013, Hannah:
    Superb accommodation, fully equipped. Perfect weekend break.
  • Saturday, 12th of October, 2013, Tamasyn & Philip:
    We�ve used Grove Cottages before and always found the standard of accommodation to be very high. The welcome to be warm and the areas we have visited to be, not only beautiful, but interesting. There are always lots of walks, interesting historic houses and lots of yummy tearooms!
  • Sunday, 29th of September, 2013, Mehariar:
    Lovejoys was a home away from home and a delightful weekend getaway. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would definitely come back.
  • Monday, 9th of September, 2013, Karen:
    It is a little piece of heaven on earth, if that�s what you looking for. Lovejoys is the place for you! Helen was here to welcome us show us around and gave us a lovely welcome basket.
  • Monday, 9th of September, 2013, Roy & Karen:
    Warm welcome. Heaven on earth. Lovejoy is truly beautiful, everything you could wish for. Lovely area, lots to see and do. Fab places to eat. What more could anyone wish for.
  • Monday, 26th of August, 2013, Peter and Gabriella:
    Thanks Charles and Helen for a nice stay.
  • Friday, 23rd of August, 2013, Sharon and Andy:
    A perfect restful hideaway in a beautiful part of the country. Lovely weather to explore locally and sample some good beer and great food. Thanks so much to Helen and Charlie for keeping such a lovely property in tip-top condition.
  • Friday, 16th of August, 2013, Brian and Joan:
    Thank you for providing such a wonderful location and excellent location. An experience to be repeated!.
  • Tuesday, 13th of August, 2013, Patricia:
    A gorgeous property in a glorious location. Our stay began with a warm welcome, we enjoyed three days of country life with lovely walks, visiting beautiful national trust properties and delightful villages. Thank you Helen and the Raymond family.
  • Monday, 30th of November, -0001, 2016/06/19:
    Wow! What a beautiful home! A peaceful and tranquil space, so tastefully decorated with the most comfortable bed on earth! So much to see and do – wonderful food, antiques and walks with Mungo the dog. So romantic here that we got engaged!
  • Monday, 30th of November, -0001, 2016/03/13:
    A lovely cottage, made better by the proposal! Relaxing, cosy and very romantic! We’ll be back, thank you! -:)


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