Grove Stamp 75

Mill Cottage

Location: Assington
4 Star

Mill Cottage is a Romantic Treasure in a Private Hidden Valley
This is a special place for those who want to get right away from it all and enjoy nature … in complete comfort, peace and tranquility.


Mill Cottage

Location: Assington

Mill Cottage is a Romantic Treasure in a Private Hidden Valley
This is a special place for those who want to get right away from it all and enjoy nature … in complete comfort, peace and tranquility.


The Experience - Self Catering At Mill Cottage

Mill Cottage nestles beside its lovely Mill Pond in a beautiful secluded valley ¼ mile off the road. The valley is now a private 70 acre Nature Reserve including an Owl Tower and Badger watching sites.

It has lots of lovely walks.

How peaceful, how idyllic!

This cottage accepts dogs.


Cottage Walk Through

Cottage Walk Through

VisitEngland Gold award, 4 Star Award, Cyclists Welome Award, Walkers Welcome Award

You enter the Cottage into a farmhouse Kitchen which has direct access onto the grassy bank of the Mill pond, with tables and chairs for a pond side al fresco meal or drinkies.

Also on the ground floor is a good sized wet room shower room.

If you are interested in ground source heat pumps, you can go into the pump room, to inspect the eco-heating system.

There is a lovely oak staircase winding up to the double Bedroom and the large Sitting Room, which has a wood-burning stove and gorgeous views over the mill pond.

Please note that being a very old building there is a beam in this room at about 5ft – so mind your head 🙂

Lying at the end of the lane, Mill Cottage is the perfect place for finding peace and tranquillity.

There is no traffic noise and the farmyard complex where the owner also lives, is a remote ex-smallholding.

The low level of light pollution makes star-gazing at night a real treat.

The Gardens

Mill Cottage has a private garden where the lawn slopes down to the spring-fed Mill Pond, perfect for wild swimming, rowing (boat provided) and sunbathing.

You have the whole of the surrounding 70 acre Nature Reserve to enjoy, including a fenced off 11 acrea woodland perfect for doggies to race around.


There is a thatched Story Telling Hut looking out into the pretty valley that you are welcome to use.

The owner has created footpaths around the Mill Pond and down the valley to the Owl Tower.

You have 70 acres of Nature Reserve to enjoy with wildflower meadows, wooded glades and ancient hedgerows.

The owner is passionate about ecology and wildlife so you will find many areas where the natural ancient flora has been encouraged to return and which is why he also built The Owl Tower and other special nesting places.

Local wildlife includes Roe and Muntjac deer, badgers, hares and rabbits, water voles, kingfishers, barn owls, herons and egrets, greater spotted woodpeckers, little grebes and all the usual garden birds, bats, dragonflies and butterflies; a paradise for wildlife watching and photography.

Country walks start right outside the Cottage door with the 70-acre Private Nature Reserve plus 300 acres of adjacent Suffolk Wildlife Trust land to explore.

You may be lucky and see otters that come to fish in the Mill Pond and many guests enjoy badger watching in a nearby wood.

Green Credentials

Mill Cottage is cosy and very, very ecologically designed and built.

Most of the materials used in the restoration and conversion of the Mill were reclaimed or locally sourced in keeping with a historic building. Lime plaster and washes were used and local specialist builders and artisans carried out the work to the highest standards of historic renovation and ecological build practices.

Sheep’s wool was used for insulation in the walls and roof. Locally sourced oak floorboards were used in the sitting room and handmade floor and wall tiles in the kitchen and wet room.

The Mill Wheel generates electricity and the Cottage is warm all year round thanks to underfloor heating via a ground-source heat pump.

All waste water is treated on the owners own land.

The Cottage adjoins an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering the Stour Valley. Part of the farm has been planted with an 11 acre wood specifically for Dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius). The Owl Tower has had 28 barn owl chicks ringed and reared in its first 10 years.

Also on the farm are four straw bale walled buildings including the pretty Story Telling Hut.

Notable plants are false and edible watercress, bluebells and several species of orchid. Bee orchids flower on the bank behind the Cottage each year.

Local wildlife includes roe and muntjac deer, badgers, hares and rabbits, water voles, kingfishers, barn owls, herons and egrets, greater spotted woodpeckers, little grebe and all the usual garden birds, bats, dragonflies and butterflies; a paradise for wildlife photography.

Country Walks start from the cottage door with the 70-acre Private Nature Reserve plus 300 acres of adjacent Suffolk Wildlife Trust land to explore.

Well-behaved dogs are always welcome – there is also a fully fenced 11-acre woodland on the farm where you pet can run without getting lost!

Please refer to this web page: Bringing Pets for charges, rules, and how this cottage may suit you.


Local Area

The tiny Village of Assington, lies at the end of the cart track to Mill Cottage.

It has a very good farm shop with hairdressers, café restaurant, florist, interiors shop and a dog groomers.

The village hosts a popular pub The Shoulder of Mutton.

Supermarkets and high street shops are within a 15 minute drive at Hadleigh, Sudbury or Lavenham.

The famous village of Lavenham ‘England’s best preserved Medieval Village’ is just 20 minutes away, and the area immortalised by England’s renowned landscape artist John Constable, and known as ‘Constable Country’ is about 25 minutes away. One of his forebears was probably a previous miller at Mill Farm.

There are many great country pubs nearby, some special like The Crown Inn and The Angel at Stoke-by-Nayland or The Bildeston Crown and some high quality restaurants like The Hidden Garden in Sudbury, Scutchers in Long Melford and and The Swan in Lavenham. One of our favourites is the lovely wine bar in Lavenham call Number 10 Lavenham, it does delicious food and accepts doggies in the restaurant, courtyard and garden.

Please see the Discover this location tab for more information.

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, a day 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 Medieval Villages of Long Melford, famed for its setting for the Lovejoys TV series, Nayland, sitting prettily on the river Stour, Polstead, with its bluebells woods 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.

This is an area where you feel a million miles away from city life and can just enjoy the beautiful peaceful surroundings.


Standard Inclusive Features

Kitchen: All cottages are complete little homes and facilities include modern central heating, refrigerator, hobs, oven and / or microwave, toaster, crockery and serving dishes, cutlery, many utensils, fire-extinguisher, lots of pots and pans, glasses and mugs, kettle, coffee maker, teapot, kitchen towels, oven gloves, olive oil, salt and 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: If your cottage has an open fire or stove then a basket with firewood and a bucket with coal will be provided free and more will be available at cost and there will be firelighters provided, TV, DVD player and a library of DVDs, 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 baby’s bedding).

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



  • Barbeque
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Bikes Provided
  • Central Heating
  • Clothes Airer or Washing Line
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Washer
  • Cooker and Hob
  • Courtyard
  • Dishwasher
  • Dog Friendly
  • Freezer-compartment
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • 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
  • 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 – 25 mins to cottage

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


What the Guests Say...

    • Sunday, 16th June 2024, Girvan & Deborah:
      This is our eighth visit to Mill Cottage. It is beautifully tranquil with loads of wildlife and excellent walks nearby. Always a warm welcome from Bob.
    • Friday, 7th June 2024, Katrine:
      Lovely cottage, just right for a few days R&R. Saw badgers and a barn owl! Bob very friendly and knowledgeable. I need to return as still in search of the elusive kingfisher! Thanks for a lovely stay.
    • Monday, 3rd June 2024, Ivor & Jenny:
      This is our third (maybe even fourth) visit. So good, we keep coming back despite the three and a half hour journey. Love this place, this area, the beauty, the tranuility. Bob is a wonderful host and the ‘welcome food basket’ is a delightful touch.
    • Friday, 31st May 2024, Joanne:
      Great location in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, easy reach of little villages like Lavenham. Great local pub (Shoulder of Mutton) very dog friendly. Endless grounds and local nature reserve to explore. The cottage had everything you needed, superb views and cosy log fire. Wonderful. Bob the host even gave a welcome basket of goodies. Excellent 10/10.
      Monday, 27th May 2024, Helen:
      Mill Cottage is such a special find !
      Bob the owner is so welcoming, a generous basket of goodies on arrival and he has created the most tranquil setting amongst wildlife.
      So many walks, so much wildlife to see but just sitting by the pond is idyllic.
      A wonderful stay – highly recommended.
    • Friday, 24th May 2024, Keith:
      Beautiful area especially for nature lovers.
      Very peaceful.
      Friendly owner.
      Cosy Cottage.
    • Sunday, 12th May 2024, Alex:
      We loved that Mill Cottage is situated in a beautifully curated Nature Reserve, lovingly created and maintained by Bob
      Love the details like the Wildlife spotting book, the restoration story with photos and the map.
      It’s so nice to stay somewhere that’s been so looked after over the years.
      The stay isn’t just a cottage. It’s the whole farm & Nature Reserve.
      You can noticeably see & hear the biodiversity and it’s a joy to be around.
    • Monday, 6th May 2024, Krysten:
      It’s a wonderful, peaceful place with beautiful surroundings, can’t recommend it enough.
      It’s so good for the soul.
    • Monday, 29th April 2024, Noelle:
      Wonderful cosy cottage. Lovely location – quiet, peaceful, with wonderful walks to see the bluebells, birdwatch and generally get away from it all. Good local pub. Bob, the owner, very friendly and full of information.
    • Monday, 15th April 2024, Rachel:
      Extremely peaceful and beautiful retreat and nature reserve – and caring welcome and excellent host.
    • Monday, 8th April 2024, Eleanor & Charlie:
      Had a wonderful stay with our dog, lots of beautiful walks. Loved the cottage – had everything we needed. Bob has truly created a wonderful piece of paradise here in this valley! We will no doubt return in the future.
    • Monday, 1st April 2024, Richard:
      Lovely location.
      Plenty of good walks right on the door step, lovely pond and a nice local pub for lunch.
      Thanks for your hospitality and the lovely basket.
    • Sunday, 24th March 2024, Paul:
      Lovely peaceful getaway fromt he hustle of life, back to nature at its best and a romantic setting. The mill is a calming experience and a unique beautiful setting. Lovely walks and the cottage has everything you could need. Will stay again and again ❤️
    • Friday, 22nd March 2024, Louise:
      This is a beautiful cottage in an amazing spot. We can’t wait to come back.
    • Sunday, 3rd March 2024: Ron & Deb:
      The perfect place to relax, unwind and connect with the natural surroundings. Everything that we needed/wanted was provided.
    • Friday, 23rd February 2024, Cathy:
      It’s beautiful here. We were unfortunate with the weather but enjoyed some long muddy walks! The cottage is warm and cosy and had everything we needed for a very pleasant few days away.
    • Sunday, 18th February 2024, Laura & Hannah:
      We often come here and we love this place. We love the walks around this cottage and seeing the nature. A great pub up the road, very friendly staff and good food. This cottage is a fantastic location and Bob is always very welcoming and helpful.
    • Monday, 1st January 2024, Janet:
      A stunning quiet location, the cosiest of cottages.
    • Sunday, 17th December 2023, Bob:
      Ideal location – lovely walks from the front door. Dogs loved swimming in the mill pond.
    • Sunday, 12th November 2023, Grant:
      We have a beautiful weekend away at Mill cottage.
      Was set in amazing surroundings!
      The place was clean and tidy and we had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing weekend.
    • Monday, 9th October 2023, Martin & Lisa:
      Lovely cottage in a beatiful area.
      Surrounded by fantastic countryside, villages and walks.
      The perfect peaceful getaway.
    • Friday, 6th October 2023, Adrian & Julia:
      We came with a plan and abandoned it pretty much immediately.
      That’s rare for us.
      Thank you Bob for providing so much distraction in the mill pond xx
    • Friday, 22nd September 2023, Susan & Ray:
      This is a delightful, quiet retreat but still within easy reach of a local shop and pub.
      Cosy upstairs sitting room and the sound of the mill is very soothing.
    • Friday, 8th September 2023, Emma:
      This is our third visit to Mill Cottage and we were lucky enough to enjoy a beautiful sunny weekend overlooking the private lake.
      The nature really is so relaxing, listening to the water and birds singing and enjoying the amazing starry night sky with a glass of wine.
      Something very spiritual about this place – our fave place to unwind!
      Thank you Bob 😊
    • Friday, 1st September 2023, Rosemary:
      Mill Cottage is a delight.
      The setting is idyllic and the cottage comfortable and cosy.
      It’s a place you want to return to.
    • Sunday, 27th August 2023, Clare:
      Wonderful, as always.
    • Friday, 25th August 2023, Simon:
      Beautiful, tranquil spot. What the phrase ‘ off the beaten track’ was invented for.
    • Friday, 18th August 2023, Philip & Lillian:
      The initial reception by Bob was outstanding.
      The wide ranging local food was excellent.
      We would recommend The Mill to anybody.
    • Sunday, 13th August 2023, Sarah & Chris:
      The Mill is exceptionally peaceful, beautiful and comfortable.
      Bob the host, has mastered the skill of unobtrusive, yet available host.
      The access to acres and acres of managed wildlife sanctuary with varied and established habitats is really special.
      And then a pub, farm shop, tea shop a short walk down the track is the icing on the cake.
    • Monday, 24th July 2023, Sue & Terry:
      It’s been a wonderful stay and we have walked from the door almost every day.
      We have explored the area from Harwich to Lavenham but best of all has been the mill pond: sitting in silence beside it and floating in the blue boat helping to clear the blanket weed!
      Local food has been delicious and the warm kindness and care from Bob has been much appreciated.
      Thank you! X
    • Monday, 10th July 2023, Bruce & Jacqui:
      Peace, tranquility, wildlife, dark skies, a tonic for the soul and balm for mind and body.
    • Monday, 19th June 2023, Elizabeth:
      A wonderful place for quiet and nature and for exploring this lovely part of Suffolk.
      Excellent hosting from Bob.
    • Monday, 5th June 2023, Ian & Mandy:
      Bob, the perfect host was there to meet us on arrival for a tour of the property; he gave us lots of tips on where to go and what to look out for.
      The cottage is cosy, comfortable and full of character – all in a relaxing, beautiful, tranquil setting.
      We adored our stay at Mill Cottage.
    • Friday, 2nd June 2023, Lee:
      I’ve had a very pleasant stay.
      Nice long walks in nature with Harley the hound!
      The cottage and lake stay was amazing,
      I wish I could have stayed longer!
    • Sunday, 28th May 2023, Harry & Hana:
      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mill Cottage.
      Being able to completely unwind and witness the wildlife and nature including owls and deers.
      The local public footpaths took you round the pond and across fields with streams and woodland.
      The pond came with a small rowing boat which was another fun experience.
      It’s been an amazing stay and we would love to stay again.
      Would happily come back, beautiful place to come and relax.
      Definitely be back for more!
    • Friday, 26th May 2023, Alan:
      Mill Cottage is full of charm and has a quirky character making it the perfect antidote to sterile ‘brand’ hotels and their like.
      The setting is brimming with wildlife.
      The tranquil environment is the perfect place to relax.
      A very friendly welcome awaits you here which lasts throughout your stay.
    • Friday, 19th May 2023, Melissa & Kevin:
      We had a very relaxing holiday in such a beautiful cottage with lovely views.
      It was so peaceful and we saw so much wildlife.
      Bob was very welcoming and we were provided with a lovely breakfast hamper.
      We would definitely recommend this holiday cottage.
      It was very well equipped and everywhere was very clean.
      I think it would be nice to stay in the winter as it is so cosy!
    • Friday, 5th May 2023, Girvan & Deborah:
      Very easy to book.
      Very clear description of cottage and directions etc.
      We have visited here several times and have always found it comfortable and relaxing.
      Always a joy to visit.
      Bob could not be more welcoming.
      Very clean and everything you need for a home from home.
    • Monday, 1st May 2023, Mike & Abi:
      Our break exceeded every expectation.
      Utter bliss.
      Thank you so much.
      And so clean!
      I am very fussy about cleanliness, it was immaculate.
    • Monday, 24th April 2023, Jayne & John:
      A beautiful cottage in beautiful countryside, with lots of lovely, easily accessed walks.
      The private grounds are well cared for with places of special interest.
      The Cowlins Wood is breathtaking and has been carefully planned and managed.
      We saw lots of birds, met some very nice local people and Bob was a fountain of knowledge.
    • Friday, 14th April 2023, Siobhann:
      So peaceful and relaxing, the mill wheel was mesmerising.
      Even though it has been a cold spell, sat outside bundled up drinking my morning coffee has been perfect.
    • Monday, 10th April 2023, Sarah:
      Lovely cottage in a beautiful, tranquil setting.
      We went on long walks in the surrounding countryside and stopped off at local pubs/cafes.
      Saw various birds all around the cottage.
    • Friday, 7th April 2023, Kelly:
      We had a lovely time at Mill Cottage.
      The surroundings were beautiful and offered a real opportunity to “switch off”.
      Our host Bob was very welcoming and helpful, and gave us a lovely welcome basket with local food.
      The cottage was very clean and comfortable.
      We would love to come back one day.
    • Monday, 3rd April 2023, Ruth:
      We came for a long weekend, it rained but we got out to explore the wonderful grounds and pond area.
      The log burner really heated upstairs so well.
      Bob left us a ready supply of wood, and a generous welcome basket.
    • Monday, 20th March 2023, Diana:
      Had a wonderful relaxing stay with the dog.
      Great remote location surrounded by endless greenery and wildlife.
      A great place to recharge.
    • Sunday, 12th March 2023, Hayley & Brin:
      Another wonderful weekend, 10 years after our last stay.
      Such a beautiful, peaceful place to stay.
      Evenings spent in front of the lovely wood burner, followed by a stunning frosty morning and some sunny rowing on the pond.
      Thank you for allowing us to share your peaceful haven.
    • Monday, 20th February 2023, Paul:
      Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, perfect for peace and quiet surrounded by nature.
      Bob is the owner and met us when we arrived to show us around and explain the cottages amenities.
      He also provided an amazing breakfast basket.
      Thank you Bob, we’ll be back!
    • Friday, 17th February 2023, Paul:
      Mill Cottage is a perfect place for relaxation and getting closer to nature, and exactly what we wanted.
      Bob is an excellent host, we were greeted by him with a warm welcome and introduction and a very lovely breakfast basket.
      He then allowed us privacy to enjoy the lovely cottage and beautiful surroundings.
      We’ll be back!
    • Monday, 13th February 2023, Bruce & Jacqui:
      This is our 8th stay which says it all!
      Since finding Mill Cottage we have looked for no other place and come back as often as possible.
      Peace, cosiness, the countryside and nature makes this the perfect place for us and finding a friend in Bob, has been wonderful, a lovely man, a beautiful cottage, we could ask for no more.
    • Friday, 27th January 2023, Claus & Charlotte:
      Lovely cottage.
      Third time we were here.
      We’ll be back!
    • Monday, 9th January 2023, Mark & Kim:
      Fantastic to return to the cottage to relax for the weekend.
      Beautifully kept, clean and tidy a real home from home.
      Will certainly return.
    • Friday, 30th December 2022, Rob:
      Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting.
      Enjoyed every moment.
      Will definitely return!
    • Friday, 23rd December 2022, Gwen & Tom:
      Such a gorgeous place, the doggies loved it and won’t want to go home!
      Jack loved the enclosed woodland area:
      Peggy loved the water.
      We loved it all!
      Thank you for a wonderful Christmas stay.
      Will be back again.
    • Friday, 9th December 2022, Maddy & Rhys:
      Thank you for being such a welcoming host.
      The place was very peaceful and our dog loved he space to explore.
    • Sunday, 4th December 2022, Emma:
      Bob is a very gracious host.
      The local info provided was excellent.
    • Sunday, 20th November 2022, Rebecca:
      We had a very lovely time in this beautiful remote cottage.
      Incredibly peaceful, beautiful surroundings and a real getaway from busy life.
      Bob was very hospitable and recommended a lovely place to eat and let us  know when two otters were in the pond.
      Would highly recommend Mill Cottage, a most welcome break.
    • Sunday, 30th October 2022, Matthew & Jackie:
      Bob is wonderful.
      This is an important and beautiful thing he is doing and has done.
      Mill Cottage is a very special place.
    • Monday, 24th October 2022, Bruce & Jacqui:
      Our seventh visit to this beautiful and tranquil place.
      Since finding Mill Cottage we haven’t looked for anywhere else to holiday.
      Thank you Bob for your friendship and creating this beautiful place.
    • Friday, 7th October 2022, Jean:
    • Friday, 30th September 2022, Ivor:
      This was our second time here. It must be the most tranquil place on the planet. The air, the birds, the conservation, the lake all make one appreicate why it’s good to be alive. The cottage is warm and welcoming, has everything you could need for a short stay and Bob (the owner) is a mine of useful, local information.
    • Monday, 26th September 2022, Philip:
    • The mountain bikes provided were absolutely excellent. The host was helpful, hospitable, informative and generous.
    • Sunday, 18th September 2022, Sue:
    • Staying at Mill Cottage has given us the opportunity to explore he hidden bits of Suffolk with Bob’s inside knowledge. Great welcome and wonderful to be back! Thank you x
    • Friday, 2nd September 2022, Rob & Pam: 
    • We had a lovely time. Last year we visited Dons Barn for our 5th wedding anniversary. Both places are amazing we especially enjoyed sitting by the mill pond by day and night. It was a truly special experience. It was all wonderful we’re not actually ready to leave!!
    • Monday 29th August 2022, Clare:
    • Just wonderful! Thank you so much. We really appreciate being able to borrow bicycles in excellent working order. Bob was fantastically helpful and kind; he went out of his way to assist us.
    • Sunday, 21st August 2022, Emma & Sean:
    • We had an amazing time, beautiful cottage and scenery. Thank you Bob.
    • Friday, 19th August 2022, Julie:
    • Lovely setting, Bob very communicative and the welcome hamper was greatly received. So tranquil and peaceful. Lots of good restaurant recommendations and walks galore on your doorstep. An amazing place.
    • Monday, 15th August 2022, Yashiel & Nina:
    • With private pond to the rear, we would highly recommend to anyone who would wish a romantic getaway, this was truly  a place to relax, rest and rejuvenate.
    • Friday, 7th August 2022, Sunny:
    • We had a wonderful weekend break for my 40th birthday. The cottage and surrounding areas are stunning and we felt wonderfully at peace sitting in the private garden next to the pond. A very enjoyable experience.
    • Friday, 5th August 2022, Laura & Mark:
    • We have had the most wonderful, relaxing week. Everything from the cottage, sitting by the mill pond in the garden, watching wildlife, to walks around the farm, forests and nature reserves has been idyllic. Badger watching was magical. Thank you! Everything was outstanding. Bob made us feel very welcome from the beginning and nothing was too much trouble – cottage wonderful!
    • Friday, 29th July 2022, Laura & Howard:
    • Very relaxing stay; enjoyed watching the wildlife at the pond and walking round the farm/reserve.
    • Sunday, 24th July 2022, Johan:
    • Wonderful stay in beautiful surroundings. The cottage is fantastic and we had a wonderful time relaxing by the pond with out dog. Bob was extremely welcoming and really informative. What he has done with the mill and the conservation work on the land is amazing. Would definitely come back.
    • Friday, 15th July 2022, Chris:
    • This is a very special idyllic place that instantlymakes you relax. Boboffers excellent wildlife watching tips that did not disappoint.We don’t want to leave.
    • Sunday, 10th July 2022, Girvan:
    • The perfect place to get away from the worrys of the world. We have now stayed here six times and each time Mill Cottage lives up to all our expectations.
    • Sunday, 3rd July 2022, Tracey:
    • Fabulous cottage and amazing countryside. We walked our socks off and managed to tire the dog out too!
    • Friday, 1st July 2022, Jack:
    • Well presented idyllic location. Peace and tranquility throughout the stay.
    • Monday, 27th June 2022, Andy & Billie:
    • What a beautiful spot! The garden running down to the millpond is one of the most relaxing and calming places I’ve ever visited! The millpond and wildlife are amazing, we have seen so much. The cottage is very comfortable and Bob is a helpful but not intrusive host.
    • Slowed down? I’ve almost stopped.
    • There’s high excitement when fish jumps, plop.
    • Dragonflies and damselflies are busy, busy mating,
    • No messing with preliminaries as humans going dating,
    • Living for the moment, breathing in the air.
    • Troubles are the same as ever, but somehow I don’t care.
    • Friday, 17th June 2022, Robert:
    • As you drive down the track it’s like entering a fairytale setting.
    • Friday, 10th June 2022, Jon & Donna:
    • Mill Cottage is a very special and perhaps unique place to stay, certainly the best site we’ve ever been to. The nature reserve belonging to it and surrounding ones, feel like an ecological Noah’s Ark saving wildlifefrom the rising flood of human destruction. Long may this place continue!
    • Friday, 27th May 2022, Caroline:
    • What an amazing place to stay. Beautiful cottage in a spectacular setting. Bob was a top notch host and shared his knowledge of this idyllic valley. A wonderful few days in paradise, we saw amazing wildlife. Change absolutely nothing, it is fabulous.
    • Friday, 20th May 2022, Julia & Jeremy:
    • I am sure the word idyllic is over used but it is the one that most accurately describes Mill Cottage. A wonderful stay in the most beautiful carefully curated haven for wildlife – we will be back for a longer stay next time.
    • Monday, 16th May 2022, Dennis:
    • Idyllic as always, Bob such a wonderful host. Never change anything – appreciate the lovely new sofa though! We come back time after time and it always fills our souls with joy and appreciation for nature and lovely people like Bob. Thank you.
    • Friday, 6th May 2022, Valerie & Jeff:
    • Mill Cottage is most relaxing, peaceful and idyllic place to have aholiday. Excellent accommodation, amazing grounds and walks from the dorstep. The bluebells throughout the woods at this time are amazing – Bob is the perfect host, knowledgeable and so helpful, lovely man. Local amenities excellent, farm shop, tea rooms and shop up the road. We will definitely come back. Lovely welcome basket too! Everything was perfect you could not ask for more. We have stayed at other Grove places which have always been good, but Mill Cottage has something else – beautiful in its own right and naturally peaceful due to position. Everyone around Assington is so friendly.
    • Monday, 2nd May 2022, Ervin
    • Best Airbnb we have ever visited. The view is amazing and Bob is very very helpful.
    • Sunday, 17th April 2022, Tom:
    • Stunning converted old mill in a beautiful ‘hidden’ valley. What a location? Words cannot describe this gorgeous part of deepest Suffolk. The old mill has everything you need for a weekend away or longer and our host Bob is such a lovely gentleman who made us feel truly welcome. Everything was perfect, we loved our stay andh ope to return once again in the future. This is truly a gem of a cottage and location.
    • Friday, 15th April 2022, Clare:
    • Wonderful! A true piece of paradise.
    • Monday, 28th March 2022, Barbara & Bob:
    • Beautiful location, lovely walks, lots of wildlife.
    • Monday, 28th February 2022, Bruce & Jacqui:
    • Ten days of peace, quiet, relaxation and mother nature – perfect! Thank you Bob for your hospitality, friendship and care and protection of nature and the world needs more Bobs! This is our sixth visit and we will return very soon.
    • Monday, 31st January 2022, Charlotte & Claus:
    • Lovely peaceful cottage and surroundings. Time visit and we’ll be back!
    • Sunday, 23rd January 2022, Jenny:
    • Absolutely amazing cottage host, what an amazing escape x
    • Sunday, 16th January 2022, Beth & Miles:
    • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mill Cotage. It was lovely to sit by the wood burner playing cards or reading a book. Bob was a wonderful host.
    • Friday, 31st December 2021, Kate:
    • Beautiful cottage in idyllic location. Fabulous short break.
    • Monday, 15th November 2021, Sue & Terry:
    • Snug and cosy retreat. So peaceful, so beautiful – perfect for absorbing natures peace. GORGEOUS!
    • Friday, 29th October 2021, Sally:
    • Great place to stay. Clean, everything you need. Fantastic maps left by owner for walks and wildlife info. Would love to come back.
    • Friday, 22nd October 2021, Jacqui:
    • A wonderful holiday surrounded by peace, beauty and mother nature
    • Monday, 18th October 2021, Jane & Jeff:
    • A lovely peaceful retreat, including a nature reserve to explore and very god local pub and farm shop. Wonderful scenic walks and dog friendly. Very welcoming host.
    • Monday, 4th October 2021, Duncan:
    • We have enjoyed a restful stay and loved exploring the local area and enjoying walks on Bob’s land
    • Monday, 27th September 2021, Lesley:
    • A wonderful location for nature lovers.
    • Friday, 17th September 2021, Girvan:
    • Wonderful stay. Have used Grove Cottages five times now with very good experience and service level. Would highly recommend
    • Monday, 13th September 2021, Michael & Tracey:
    • Third visit to Mill Cottage. As always well presented and the owner is very helpful – breakfast basket thoughtful, excellent surroundings, peaceful setting. Can’t fault the cottage, hence third visit!
    • Friday, 10th September 2021, Dennis:
    • Peaceful as ever, always so relaxing the minute you come down the drive and arrive at the cottage
    • Friday, 3rd September 2021, Rebecca:
    • Really lovely cottage and beautiful surroundings.
    • Monday, 30th August 2021, Rosemary:
    • We particularly liked the pond – sitting beside it is a delight – and the brown owls! We had a lovely time and hope to come back
    • Monday, 16th August 2021, Clare:
    • Absolute paradise. So peaceful and beautiful. The people in Assington are very friendly, lovely farm shop and excellent pub and lovely walks. We so enjoyed our private garden and pond with so much wildlife and private use of he boat. Bob is lovely and very helpful. Can thoroughly recommend.
    • A lovely cottage, tiny but with everything you need. Very quiet and lovely for walks, sitting by the mill pond and touring Suffolk and Essex
    • Monday, 9th August 2021, Alice & Andy:
    • The ultimate sustainable getaway surround by nature, with walks aplenty from the door and excellent farm shop just up the road. Hide the car keys and enjoy!!!
    • Monday, 2nd August 2021, Rossina:
    • The welcome at Mill Cottage was exceptional – informative, helpful and very welcoming – thank you Bob. Mill Cottage is a ‘gem of a find’ if you are looking to get away from it all in beautiful surroundings, this is the place for you.
    • Friday, 30th July 2021, Ian:
    • Not just one of the very best of the Grove Cottages we have stayed in, but one of our best holidays ever.
    • Monday, 26th July, 2021, Louise & Jacqui:
    • Beautiful cottage with even more beautiful surroundings! We had a fabulous stay and Bob is great, hope to come back next year! Thank you x
    • Friday, 23rd July, 2021, Trudy & Paul:
    • We really enjoyed our visit. Bob gave us an excellent welcome and generous welcome basket, and introduction.
    • Sunday, 18th July, 2021, Amber & Ben:
    • Lovely, peaceful, relaxing stay.
    • Friday, 16th of July, 2021, Liza:
      Mill Cottage is entirely perfect – a jewel in a glorious countryside setting. We have had a wonderful week’ a huge thank you to Bob for being the perfect host.
    • Friday, 9th of July, 2021, Sue & Terry:
      We have LOVED Mill Cottage, It’s an idyllic and comfortable nature haven! We feel as if we are back in the 18th century but with wife, TV, heating, comfortable king sized bed and a wonderful well informed, kind and welcoming host. We will be back – our stay has been perfect, just too short! xx
    • Monday, 28th of June, 2021, Wendy & Peter:
      Mill Cottage is in a beautiful, quiet rural location and ideal for a short break if you enjoy tranquility, nature and wildlife. There are plenty of walks from the cottage so no need to get in a car unless you want to explore other parts of Suffolk. Perfect, cosy, well equipped cottage
    • Monday, 28th of June, 2021, Bruce & Jacqui:
      Half one week was rain, half warm and sunny but it made no difference, Mill Cottage is a joy to stay in whatever the weather, whatever time of year. One of us is a key worker and the stay here was just the rest, peace and quiet needed. Thank you
    • Friday, 18th of June, 2021, Robert:
      Greatest benefit was quiet relaxation and great host. Wonderful cottage, wonderful location.
    • Friday, 11th of June, 2021, John:
      Wonderful stay at an idyllic location and beautiful mill, host was superb. Information, knowledgeable, welcoming and discreet. A perfect time had
    • Friday, 11th of June, 2021, Charles & Maureen:
      A beautiful place, quiet and relaxing, wonderful wildlife. Everything was just right!
    • Friday, 4th of June, 2021, Amanda & Shaun:
      Mill Cottage was an absolute haven and a glorious place to stay. We will definitely be returning. Bob is a wonderful host and nothing was too much trouble for him.
    • Friday, 28th of May, 2021, Jon & Donna:
      Mill Cottage is a magical place to stay. If you love spotting wildlife this is the place for you! This is a VERY special place indeed. Bob’s welcome was great and his tour of his land was invaluable and lead to spotting many species of wildlife
    • Sunday, 23rd of May, 2021, Neil:
      Lovely cottage, fantastic location
    • Friday, 14th of May, 2021, Kate:
      Peaceful retreat far from the crowds in beautiful Suffolk. If you want total peace and quiet with wildlife for neighbours, then this is for you! Fabulous welcome basket; thank you Bob, extremely welcoming and helpful – thanks again for being a fabulous host Bob -:)
    • Friday, 7th of May, 2021, Fiona:
      Where you stay has a great bearing on how enjoyable your holiday is. We have never been disappointed with Grove Cottages. A bit of luxury in beautiful countryside restores the soul. We absolutely fell in love with Mill Cottage and the surrounding area. So interesting too what Bob and Anne have done to enhance the farm, the habitants and the wildlife. A great place to bring and walk the dog too! We hope to be back very soon!
    • Monday, 3rd of May, 2021, John:
      Really enjoyed our stay.
    • Friday, 23rd of April, 2021, James & George:
      Quiet, peaceful, wildlife, bluebells, badgers, blue tits and a pair of barn owls. Well equipped cottage and informative host
    • Thursday, 22nd of April, 2021, Ivor:
      The accommodation and location far exceed our expectations. Comfortable, warm, well equipped. A proper home from home. Owner very knowledgeable about the area and every amenable. We will be back
    • Sunday, 18th of April, 2021, Katya:
      Very impressive application of tech like solar and heat pumps. The cottage is a wonder of comfort
    • Sunday, 1st of November, 2020, Scott:
      Fabulous stay. Bob was a wonderful host – informative, helpful, every present but not intrusive. We will be back
    • Thursday, 29th of October, 2020, Louise & Nina:
      Lovely cottage, perfect location, lovely host (Bob). Definitely recommend -:)
    • Monday, 26th of October, 2020, Carol & Mark:
      Lovely peaceful cottage with everything you need. Beautiful surroundings and lovely host
    • Friday, 16th of October, 2020, Clare & Malcolm:
      Mill Cottage is a place of great character and charm. Faintly quirky, in the nicest possible way. It’s our fourth visit – almost ‘home from home’.
    • Monday, 12th of October, 2020, Fiona:
      We loved staying at Mill Cottage. Being surrounded by nature, cocooned in the silence of the evenings with just the sounds of the log burner to relax by. The view across the lake was a delight and the dark skies revealed more stars and constellations that we knew existed. This was rest, relaxation and rejuvenation at its best.
    • Sunday, 4th of October, 2020, Sara:
      Perfect weekend away, wonderful warm welcome from Bob. The cottage is a beautifully restored water mill in an idyllic setting overlooking a lily pond. Within minutes we have the wood burning stove roaring away. It’s so peaceful as we are surrounded by nature. Cottage is perfectly equipped with exquisite rugs and furniture. Heavenly!
    • Thursday, 1st of October, 2020, Megan:
      We had a lovely stay at Mill Cottage. The peace and tranquility was exactly what we needed. It was lovely to be able to have breakfast overlooking the pond. There are some lovely walks around the cottage. We didn’t need the car all week! Lovely cottage in a gorgeous setting!
    • Monday, 21st of September, 2020, Jo:
      What a find? A little piece of heaven, peace and tranquility personified in such beautiful surroundings. Wonderful place to relax unwind and recharge the batteries. Bob is a fantastic host. Exceeded all expectations. We’ve had a wonderful week and enjoyed our stay in this fantastic cottage. Thanks Bob
    • Saturday, 12th of September, 2020, Jean:
      Wonderful – everything I wanted – why else would I return!?
    • Monday, 7th of September, 2020, Tom:
      An almost heavenly setting. Helpful, attentive and friendly owner. A truly wonderful place for those who appreciated wildlife and the natural world
    • Monday, 7th of September, 2020, Dennis & Karen:
      Yet another wonderful break here, back to nature at its best. Always so relaxing and Bob so welcoming and calm. We always feel so laid back the moment we arrive, a haven of peace for us. Thank you 🙂
    • Sunday, 23rd of August, 2020, Liz & Dawn:
      We have had the best time at Mill Cottage that we paid for another nights stay. The pond is such a beautiful sight sitting in the garden with a cup of tea. We will definitely be returning again
    • Monday, 17th of August, 2020, Heather:
      Lovely cottage, felt very welcome and loved being immersed in nature. Would definitely return
    • Monday, 10th of August, 2020, Nicola:
      Lovely relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings. A real bonus to see badgers at dusk and a barn own at Owl Tower!
    • Friday, 7th of August, 2020, Chris & Kyrsten:
      Mill Cottage is idyllic. The badger watching, tonnes of long walks close to the cottage and situated on lovely natural spring pond. Magical, fantastic service, great for a getaway few days. I love the eco approach
    • Sunday, 2nd of August, 2020, Theresa:
      Only company we use for cottages! Fantastic location, peace and quiet
    • Thursday, 30th of July, 2020, Victor & Sophia:
      What great hospitality Bob has given us! Thank you for your time and allowing us to stay at this beautiful house and enjoy its gorgeous natural surroundings. Restful and delightful! Our 6 month old baby also enjoyed herself very much! Hope to be back again! All our needs were met! Thank you
    • Sunday, 26th of July, 2020, Jenny:
      Very enjoyable stay, super welcome and we loved the cottage. Thank you!
    • Friday, 24th of July, 2020, Jennie:
      Bob gave us a warm welcome, including great tips on where to see wildlife around the cottage. From that moment on we felt very at home. The cottage and setting are perfect!
    • Friday, 17th of July, 2020, Dian & Russell:
      All we expected and more. So relaxing, serene and peaceful. Could not recommend it more
    • Friday, 10th of July, 2020, Deborah:
      We had a wonderful stay. Our host was warm and welcoming, the cottage was comfortable and the garden was tranquil and wonderful.
    • Friday, 10th of July, 2020, Steph:
      Very rustic and relaxed experience. A true off the grid getaway.
    • Sunday, 5th of July, 2020, Jo:
      Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mill Cottage. Location is lovely and quiet with a large variety of walks and sights. The private garden was really lovely. Cottage was really clean with great facilities. Thank you for such a lovely stay. Highly recommend!
    • Sunday, 23rd of February, 2020, Gill:
      Our fourth visit to this beautiful place, couldn’t recommend highly enough. It’s a beautiful space in nature where you can fully immerse yourself in it’s natural beauty and recharge your batteries! We will definitely return for a fifth visit soon. Excellent as always!
    • Friday, 21st of February, 2020, Linda & Terry:
      Our second visit to Mill Cottage. It is an excellent escapist venue. Incredibly quiet, lots of walks, beautiful views over the mill pond. For us to visit a place twice (or more), is in itself a huge vote of thanks and commendation. In general terms we have been visiting Grove Cottage venues since 2011, a number more than once.
    • Monday, 27th of January, 2020, Laura & Hannah:
      This is our third time staying at Mill Cottage. It’s a great cottage and the owner is helpful and friendly. Love being in a woodland environment, especially for the wildlife. Lucky enough to see deer, owls etc. Even got to go on the little boat which we thoroughly enjoyed.
    • Friday, 3rd of January, 2020, Gordon & Hannah:
      Wonderfully cosy cottage nestled in the heart of the countryside. We chose it to get away from the busy world and it was absolutely perfect. Great walks on the doorstep, but also an easy drive to some lovely pubs and local farm shop.
    • Thursday, 19th of December, 2019, Bruce & Jacqui:
      A peaceful, relaxing holiday at a beautiful cottage within glorious surroundings
    • Sunday, 24th of November, 2019, Sue & Paul:
      Beautiful tranquil location
    • Monday, 18th of November, 2019, Jaspal & Lucy:
      A beautiful and remote cottage with a lovely private garden overlooking the pond. Perfect for nature lovers and those wanting to truly escape. Nice local walks and farm shop.
    • Sunday, 3rd of November, 2019, Vitoria & Shane:
      Upon arrival Bob welcomed us and showed us around. The views and tranquility were simply amazing. We were lucky to be accompanied by a wonderful swan who frequented the pond two of the three days of our stay. We visited the owls and long horn cattle, Neville the bad boy and his ladies were entertaining. Looking at the photos, nothing short of a miracle worker re the vast restoration project – Absolutely Fabulous!!
    • Friday, 25th of October, 2019, Sarah & Vince:
      A wonderful stay in a truly amazing place. The cottage is gorgeous and the area is just beautiful. Bob is the perfect host.
    • Friday, 25th of October, 2019, Giles:
      A perfect escape
    • Friday, 11th of October, 2019, Bruce & Jacqui:
      The peace and surroundings, Neville and his ladies, Bob and his wonderful love and respect of nature and the countryside,nourished our souls, relaxed our minds and will draw us back to this beautiful place again and again. Thank you
    • Monday, 23rd of September, 2019, Laura:
      A beautiful, peaceful place. Bob was very welcoming and full of knowledge about the area. A real cosy cottage, perfect for a peaceful break.
    • Friday, 13th of September, 2019, Dennis:
      Location, location, location. Third time here, never disappoints. Relaxing, natural environment, fantastic wildlife – just as nature intended.
    • Sunday, 8th of September, 2019, Paul:
      We had a wonderful week relaxing in a slice of paradise. Bob gave us a fantastic warm welcome and explained about the cottage and the surrounding environment.
    • Monday, 2nd of September, 2019, Stephen & Margaret:
      This is our sixth stay at the cottage and it was as wonderful as every. A perfect place to see all sorts of wildlife in a natural setting
    • Friday, 9th of August, 2019, Janet:
      Lovely cottage in a peaceful and relaxing location. Quiet farm but short walk to local village. Great place to sit and watch wildlife and also great location to explore the area
    • Sunday, 4th of August, 2019, Valerie & Brian:
      A beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting. Lots of secluded walks, an entire meadow for the dog! Best welcome ever from Bob – perfect host and very knowledgeable, happy to stop and chat but unintrusive. The cottage is very well equipped and eco friendly. The garden and lake are amazing.
    • Sunday, 28th of July, 2019, Maggie:
      We have had a relaxing and serene time in this wonderful cottage. The location is outstanding. A candlelit dinner beside the pond and breakfast in the sunshine. What fun rowing on the pond and spotting a Barn owl on our cycle. Bob is a lovely helpful host and also discreet – PERFECT. We will need to visit again soon
    • Sunday, 7th of July, 2019, Steve:
      An absolutely wonderful stay. We booked through Grove Cottages just for the weekend and were,once again enjoying our selves in a lovely part of the country in another quirky,charming cottage.With a well stocked farm shop and a pub only a short walk away and with the delicious traditional Grove Cottages breakfast hamper you won’t go hungry!.We ate, sat by the large lily filled pond that drives the water wheel that actually generates power to the cottage.It is great to borrow the row boat and spend some time enjoying the water and having your feet cleaned by the fish!
    • Friday, 5th of July, 2019, Natalie & Steven:
      A beautiful tranquil setting, like a renaissance painting. Mill Cottage is perfect, with everything you could possibly want. Bob, “you have done a wonderful job!! -Thank you x
    • Friday, 14th of June, 2019, John & Diane:
      A warm welcome,helpful and non intrusive hospitality. Wonderful, secluded and picturesque setting. Ideal for nature lovers and for naturalists.
    • Monday, 10th of June, 2019, Jean:
      As the song goes “I love you just the way you are” that’s why I come back, thanks to the hard work of Bob & Anne, who I miss. And thanks to Marion
    • Monday, 3rd of June, 2019, Xanthe:
      Magical – as I write I am sitting in our own little lawn by the mill pond, eating breakfast in the sunshine and listening to the birds. What could be nicer? We have stayed in quite a few weekend cottages but none was as welcoming or as lovely as this
    • Monday, 27th of May, 2019, Tony:
      It was like a secret location. An amazing cottage with an amazing view. Absolutely wonderful. Faultless!!
    • Sunday, 19th of May, 2019, Philippa:
      I have done a fair bit of travelling in my life, but I can honestly say that Mill Cottage is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I have ever been. The cottage itself is extremely comfortable and Bob was very welcoming in showing me around and then leaving me to my own devices. The setting is perfect – mill pond, ducks, a heron, moorhen, chickens and on the doorstep. Some lovely walks and beautiful countryside. I loved it.
    • Sunday, 12th of May, 2019, Philippa:
      Mill Cottage is just perfect. Simple but very comfortable. Warm and cosy and overlooking the mill pond with ducks, moorhens and herons. And with beautiful walks right on the doorstep. Bob is very welcoming and if you’re interested he will show you where to go badger watching in the evening. I can’t recommend it highly enough. A little piece of heaven on earth
    • Sunday, 5th of May, 2019, Graham:
      Had a lovely time – great walks and so close to nature. Bob is a charming host – very welcoming and full of very useful information and advice.
    • Friday, 3rd of May, 2019, Elizabeth & Tim:
      Bob was incredibly welcoming and we’ve had a wonderful time. It’s a stunning place
    • Friday, 19th of April, 2019, Bron:
      A lovely tranquil week. We’ve loved this peaceful setting and the cosy cottage. Some beautiful landscapes in this part of Suffolk. A highlight was the bluebell wood at Spouse’s Grove. We’ve appreciated Bob’s friendliness and kindness too 🙂
    • Friday, 12th of April, 2019, Girvan:
      Fourth stay at Mill Cottage. Wonderful place to recharge batteries. Wonderful place to stay. Clean, welcoming and very comfortable
    • Monday, 1st of April, 2019, Nick & Laura:
      Fabulous location, wildlife amazing, every day something new to offer. A real retreat with the best walks – all wonderful
    • Sunday, 31st of March, 2019, Daniel & Ayozie:
      Mill Cottage is absolutely beautiful. We had a wonderful peaceful weekend here and will definitely be back. Received a warm welcome and a wonderful breakfast basket. Lighting the wood burning stove was such a treat. A wonderful way for us to celebrate a special anniversary
    • Friday, 15th of March, 2019, Allison:
      Absolutely wonderful weekend, beautiful cottage, stunning location and great host. Cannot describe how perfect everything is about Mill Cottage. I will be recommending to my friends. A ‘little piece of heaven’.
    • Friday, 8th of March, 2019, Rachel:
      Wonderfully tranquil and cosy cottage. The perfect place to get away from it all with great walking and a rural setting.
    • Sunday, 10th of February, 2019, Louise:
      A perfect weekend, batteries duly recharged – even the rain had it’s own charm! A lovely cottage with a very individual and unique feel. Looking forward to coming again.
    • Monday, 4th of February, 2019, Hazel:
      A wonderful ‘get away from it all’ place to stay. Loved the chickens. Felt so at home from the minute we arrived
    • Sunday, 20th of January, 2019, Mark & Allison:
      We have really enjoyed our weekend break. Beautiful tranquil surroundings, everything in the cottage we needed and received a beautiful basket full of goodies for breakfast – totally unexpected. Unfortunately didn’t get to use the boat on the lake as it froze but enjoyed the walks around and the wildlife.
    • Monday, 12th of November, 2018, Martin & Dot:
      Bob was extremely accommodating and let us arrive later than generally allowed. The welcome pack was a lovely touch – knowing the eggs came from the chickens in the barn next to us was wonderful. The cottage is small but beautiful and everything we needed was there. The dogs loved the lake right outside our window and the 11 acres of enclosed field got the seal of approval. We did some beautiful walks around the local area. It is very quiet (apart from the chickens!). Perfect and can’t recommend Mill Cottage and Bob highly enough!
    • Sunday, 28th of October, 2018, Terry:
      Beautiful setting,lovely cottage, fantastic welcome. We have always got at least one dog with us and the walks here are absolutely fabulous and we’ve covered a small area of what’s available. Comfortable, cosy and bijou. Fabulous to be overlooking and be among nature having a helping hand from Bob.
    • Friday, 19th of October, 2018, Robert & Noelle:
      Wonderful location in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Attentive host but unobtrusive. Loved the freedom to roam the farm. County life as it was! Chickens roaming in the yard! Really comfortable cottage – thank you!
    • Monday, 24th of September, 2018, Carole:
      The cottage is situated in a beautiful quiet spot in a valley. Excellent dog walking and very peaceful
    • Sunday, 16th of September, 2018, Howard & Pat:
      Beyond expectations – wonderful break. A photographers/artists dream.
    • Sunday, 9th of September, 2018, Andrew:
      Very cosy cottage in a delightful setting. Kind and welcoming host, with plenty to do and see nearby.
    • Monday, 3rd of September, 2018, Stephen & Margaret:
      There cannot be many places where you can see a part of Kingfishers perched next to your own private rowing boat! This is our fifth stay at Mill Cottage we we knew exactly what to expect – that’s why we keep coming back. Excellent accommodation and welcome and we have learned so much about the local wildlife and area from Bob.
    • Monday, 6th of August, 2018, Georgie & Guy:
      Lovely cottage in a stunning location. We were made to feel very welcome and have had an excellent weekend, wildlife watching, walking and relaxing. Whilst sitting by the pond we were lucky to spot kingfishers, heron, buzzards and a hobby. At dusk we also saw a tawny owl. The nearly woodlands were fantastic for walking the dog!
    • Sunday, 29th of July, 2018, Pam:
      Mill Cottage is a beautiful setting that is so peaceful and relaxing. The cottage is laid out well and has a good feeling of space and light. Every little detail has been thought about carefully. Beautiful walks from the cottage so you don’t have to get into your car. Or relax by the pond, on the pond in the boat or in the pond! Will return again in spring and autumn to enjoy the different seasons.
    • Friday, 6th of July, 2018, Elizabeth:
      A wonderful retreat – perfect for mindfulness. We have enjoyed a quiet, relaxing few days surrounded by wildlife.
    • Monday, 2nd of July, 2018, Linda & Matthew:
      We would really recommend this cottage, such a beautiful, peaceful spot. Great for walks and nature watching. Beautiful cottage and friendly welcome and lots of information provided about local area. The cottage exceeded our expectations. Beautiful location and Mill Cottage is beautifully restored and furnished. Loved the working water mill wheel. Lovely private garden next to mill pond. Welcome basket full of tasty produce from the local farm shop
    • Friday, 29th of June, 2018, Sandra:
      Mill Cottage exceeded our expectations. We felt as if we were experiencing our own “Springwatch”. What a pleasure to be awakened by the sound of natures dawn chorus, and then take in the tranquility of the enchanting location. Could not ask for more, fulfilled everything
    • Thursday, 21st of June, 2018, Carmel:
      The setting of this cottage is exceptional . It is so good we almost want to keep it to ourselves ! The owners have created an outstanding environment for local wildlife and the cottage itself is beautiful and private. There are walks straight from your doorstep. You really don’t want to leave.
    • Sunday, 3rd of June, 2018, Sally & James:
      The Setting of the cottage was even more impressive and beautiful than the pictures. The kitchen is really spacious for a one bed cottage. Loved having bikes to borrow.
    • Friday, 25th of May, 2018, Mark:
      Excellent !
    • Sunday, 20th of May, 2018, Paul & Mary:
      Mill Cottage is a beautiful and tranquil spot. Staying here felt like dropping into a bucolic landscape, badgers, kingfishers, birdsong, chickens and perfect peace.
    • Friday, 20th of April, 2018, Amber & Ben:
      Absolutely perfect. Just what we needed as a short break away from our busy lives. Would most certainly recommend. The cottage was wonderfully cosy. The sitting space was a wonderful spot for us to relax in at the end of the day, and the log burner was a delightful addition on a chilly night. The bed was comfortable and spacious. The kitchen was perfectly kitted out to meet all of our needs, and the hamper consisted of very thoughtful food for our stay.
    • Friday, 13th of April, 2018, Michaela & Tim:
      Thank you so much for a fantastic week in your lovely cottage. You really have created an amazing place with nature at it’s heart. Loved the mill, the pond, the chickens, the walks, the boat and the wood burner – everything in fact! Thanks for being so welcoming Bob.
    • Sunday, 8th of April, 2018, Gail:
      Divine. A perfect peaceful retreat for 2 nature lovers.
    • Monday, 2nd of April, 2018, Richard & Hilary:
      What a lovely cottage, in an amazing place with hours and hours of lovely walks, straight from the cottage. A very warm welcome from Bob together with plenty of useful tips. We have stayed in a number of “Grove Cottages” and they are all of a high standard, but this is the best so far.
    • Friday, 30th of March, 2018, Simon:
      Great location and great time had despite the weather!
    • Sunday, 25th of March, 2018, Marta:
      Perfect for a couple of days escape. Very cosy with the log burning stove and nice walks on the farm.
    • Monday, 12th of March, 2018, Quentin:
      Perfect cottage for a quiet break. Wonderful fresh eggs from the farmyard
    • Monday, 26th of February, 2018, Sharon & David:
      A wonderful place to stay with everything we needed. Thank you for a warm welcome and for the basket of goodies. Loved the peace and quiet and fabulous walks. Even the snow showers had a certain peaceful quality!!! Many thanks
    • Sunday, 18th of February, 2018, Julie & Steve:
      What a fantastic place for a weekend getaway. Cosy, comfortable cottage with everything you need. Amazing walks, loads of wildlife. Just what we needed!
    • Monday, 8th of January, 2018, Anna:
      Perfect location, the cottage has everything needed, very cosy with beautiful views. We enjoyed local walks and Bob was very informative. Great way to start the New Year. We want to come back in the summer to swim in the lake and do more walking
    • Friday, 5th of January, 2018, Halima & Zakir:
      Thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Mill Cottage. Even better than expected. The remote location with a hidden world of country wildlife was spectacular. The cottage is fully functional with so much to do, remarkable sights at the doorstep and a most friendly welcome. We personally would give Mill Cottage five stars!
    • Monday, 1st of January, 2018, Laura & David:
      What a perfect place to start the New Year in, completely quiet and peaceful. Miles of countryside to explore from the doorstep. Fantastic circular walk through Bures and stumbled across St Stephen’s Chapel – absolutely amazing. The cottage has everything you need and Bob made us extremely welcome and was very informative. Feel completely rested and definitely will come again.
    • Monday, 11th of December, 2017, Holly & Matt:
      A lovely weekend away enjoying the beautiful Suffolk countryside and in particular the local wildlife! We even had some snow, which made it really special. An abundance of local information and wonderful welcome basket were really thoughtful, thank you.
    • Monday, 20th of November, 2017, Debbie & Paul:
      What a superb, totally unique location! Idyllic sums it up…cosy cottage and pin drop quiet – just what we were hoping for. Excellent farm shop and tearoom on the doorstep and the local pub serves hearty good, at very reasonable prices,
    • Monday, 13th of November, 2017, Andy:
      A beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. We enjoyed long walks with the dogs, excellent pub lunches and cosy evenings by the fire. We would highly recommend a stay at Mill Cottage. Many thanks!
    • Friday, 10th of November, 2017, Bev & Maimie:
      Very quiet, comfortable and peaceful surroundings.We were very impressed with the standard of accommodation and utensils provided.
    • Sunday, 5th of November, 2017, Michelle:
      Beautiful location and wonderfully cute cottage. Very welcoming hosts and perfect for the weekend escape!
    • Sunday, 8th of October, 2017, Mike & Nicki:
      Only a quick 2 night getaway and the first time to Mill Cottage. Very impressed, BEAUTIFUL setting and lovely walks. Will definitely be back for a longer stay next time, and possibly undertake one of the many countryside courses laid on by Anne.
    • Friday, 6th of October, 2017, Elspeth & Paul:
      You have turned a vision into a reality here – a home for wildlife and visitors. Anne and Bob were the perfect hosts – they made us very welcome. We were taken on the ‘viewpoint’ to the badger setts, and were rewarded by two emerging from their burrows. Thank you so much for our stay
    • Sunday, 1st of October, 2017, Ian:
      Very nice peaceful and cosy cottage. We had a very nice stay with lots of wildlife to look at, saw kingfishers, deer, and lots more besides. Very nice welcome basket and friendly meet with Charlie. Had a great stay here and would love to return one day. Wonderful to be in such a lovely area with all the peace and quiet you could wish for – 10/10.
    • Friday, 29th of September, 2017, Stephen:
      We’ve stayed here twice before and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves – that’s why we came again. This was the first time we saw the kingfisher and the barn owl, and the second that we saw the badgers.
    • Friday, 8th of September, 2017, Alison:
      Wonderful 5 days in an idyllic setting. Wonderful to watch the wildlife from our doorstep. Bob & Anne were fantastic hosts, providing us with a wealth of information. We have been able to totally relax from our busy lives. It has been a privilege to stay here and would highly recommend. The cottage has everything you need to make this a special stay, in absolutely beautiful surroundings
    • Monday, 4th of September, 2017, Caroline & Mike:
      Mint Cottage is beautiful and the cottage really made our stay in Lavenham. From the stunning beamed bedroom to the well equipped kitchen to the beautiful sunny garden, it was wonderful to come back to each day. It’s also very well located with a range of great pubs and restaurants just a short walk away. A 5 star experience topped off with the comprehensive and warm welcome from Gillian. Thank you for having us!
    • Monday, 17th of July, 2017, Karen & Graham:
      Such a beautiful and tranquil place to spend the weekend. We enjoyed so much wildlife and will definitely be back to see more in the winter months. Thank you for a perfect stay
    • Monday, 10th of July, 2017, Keith & Debbie:
      If you are looking for peace, quiet and tranquility then choose Mill Cottage. The scenery is beautiful and the variety of wildlife entertains. As with all the Grove Cottages we have stayed in, this is pretty, a little quirky and doesn’t disappoint. As always it felt like a home from home.
    • Friday, 30th of June, 2017, David:
      Very relaxing, beautiful environment and location. Beautiful birds skimming and diving into the water.
    • Thursday, 22nd of June, 2017, Deborah:
      Excellent service yet again from Grove Cottages. Mill Cottage is wonderful and a must stay location, for anyone who wants to look out of their window and see a multitude of wildlife.
    • Wednesday, 14th of June, 2017, Terry & Penny:
      We had a lovely warm welcome from Anne & Bob, they have a wealth of local information. The welcome basket was full of goodies from the village farm shop, which we recommend along with The Barn restaurant next door.Anne & Bob’s ethos with regard to eco living is impressive. Breakfast in the private garden by the lake was a highlight for us.
    • Friday, 9th of June, 2017, Michael:
      Excellent accommodation, very good hosts providing quality local and wildlife information. Would recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful break.
    • Friday, 2nd of June, 2017, Nigel & Helen:
      Our second visit, tempted back by the lovely cottage and surroundings, including the promise of badgers. We weren’t disappointed – the young badgers were delightful and just a few feet away. Bob & Anne were lovely hosts, very generous with their time to ensure we got the most from our break. Many thanks.
    • Monday, 22nd of May, 2017, Simon & Jackie:
      Lovely warm welcome from Bob & Anne despite the booking being very short notice. Idyllic location and lovely cottage, well maintained and equipped, with great countryside walks from the door.
    • Saturday, 20th of May, 2017, Simon & Jackie:
      Mill Cottage is in an idyllic location with walks into the surrounding countryside right from the front door. The cottage is very well equipped and we were made very welcome by the owners Bob & Anne, who are very informative about the surrounding area. We had an extremely enjoyable short break and will be keen to return. Excellent location, excellent cottage, delivered on all counts!
    • Friday, 14th of April, 2017, Louise:
      Fantastic secluded location to get away from it all. Great for walking and enjoying the countryside. Make sure you go for a row on the mill pond!
    • Monday, 3rd of April, 2017, Brigid & Tracey:
      Just what we needed after a stressful few weeks at work. Lovely to unwind, rest and relax. Now feeling chilled and ready to face whatever comes our way!!
    • Monday, 20th of March, 2017, Robyn & Terry:
      Thank you for a very comfortable stay at Mill Cottage. We enjoyed the stunning location very much. Thank you too for your wonderful hospitality.
    • Tuesday, 21st of February, 2017, Jonathan & Amanda:
      We enjoyed our circular walk to Bures. Do stop at the chapel to spot the dragon! We love what you have done with your farm. Inspirational! The cottage was perfect…extra cosy with it’s log burner in a storm. With thanks.
    • Sunday, 29th of January, 2017, Nicki & Joel:
      Thank you for a perfect weekend. You are amazing hosts and the cottage was beautiful. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and we have both enjoyed our romantic weekend here immensely. Thanks again, this weekend has been heaven!
    • Monday, 9th of January, 2017, Mary:
      A lovely break in a cosy, welcoming cottage that proves eco is viable. The owners were very welcoming and the local footpaths varied and interesting. We will miss the peace and view from the cottage.
    • Monday, 2nd of January, 2017, Hannah & Laura:
      We have had a lovely weekend. We feel very relaxed and refreshed after the busy Christmas period. It’s the second time we have stayed here and love everything about it. Looking out the window to going for the scary walks in the dark. I’m sure we will be returning again.
    • Monday, 19th of December, 2016, Godfrey, Anne & Ted:
      Many thanks Bob & Anne, a wonderful place. Don’t change anything. It’s so good to enjoy the peace and quiet before Christmas. The walks enjoyed by all, especially the dog. It’s a promise we will be back again.
    • Monday, 12th of December, 2016, Rebecca & Marvin:
      Beautiful winter retreat – our second stay, the first time we’ve been anywhere twice, we love it hear that much! Warm cosy cottage in the stunning winter landscape – low mellow sun and crispy cold air. Ruby red winter berries aglow with the sun and the stark ethereal woods with twisted ancient oaks. A place to dream and be yourself. The wild creatures did not fail again and honoured us with their most welcome presence. I can’t wait to see the Mill dressed in her spring clothes. An absolute credit to Anne & Bob.
    • Monday, 5th of December, 2016, Rebecca:
      Wonderful weekend, very relaxed and secluded. Bob & Anne’s welcome basket was a lovely gesture with fresh eggs from their chickens. Very cosy wonderful little cottage and beautiful wildlife.
    • Monday, 21st of November, 2016, Mark & Kim:
      Grove Cottages are all finished and fitted to a high standard and in perfect locations, making you want to come back. Always a warm welcome and helpful hosts.
    • Friday, 18th of November, 2016, Godfrey:
      Again a wonderful place. Peace away from the crowds, top awards for cottage and for the owners. Don’t change anything. Top notch.
    • Monday, 14th of November, 2016, Chris, Elizabeth & Flynn:
      Like everyone says, the perfect cottage in the perfect place – somewhere you dream about, really! Perfect hosts and the welcome pack was a welcome surprise. Hope to be back.
    • Sunday, 6th of November, 2016, Nigel & Helen:
      Very welcoming and friendly. Plenty of local knowledge and advice from hosts e.g. where to watch badgers, good walks etc. Very cosy cottage.
    • Saturday, 29th of October, 2016, Graham:
      A very clean, comfortable cottage in an idyllic location next to the mill pond. The welcome basket was the best every in our experience of holiday cottages. Bob & Anne were very welcoming and informative.
    • Friday, 28th of October, 2016, Jenny & Graham:
      Having stayed in many different holiday cottages over the years, this is one of the best. The location is perfect, no traffic noise, dark skies, the mill pond with reflected light and wild life. The shower room is excellent, so often a disappointment. Lovely to have cool air drifting in with the sound of moorhens calling, while snug in bed. It was a pleasure to see the milky way from Cygnus to Perseus and beyond, directly overhead. Bob’s introduction to the cottage was fully informative and sincerely welcoming. The welcome pack was the best we have found anywhere.
    • Monday, 24th of October, 2016, Rebecca & Martin:
      Sublime autumnal retreat. Breakfast by the pond with the chickens, the farm cats, dragonflies and kingfishers. Lazy afternoons rowing on the pond watching the reflection of the sky in the water and listening to the water splashing. Dusk walks in the woods and fields waiting for barn owls – they did kindly oblige. Evenings by the fire entranced by it’s shapes and cosy nights in bed with the window open hoping to hear the creatures of the night. Thank you Anne & Bob – December winter retreat to be booked.
    • Friday, 21st of October, 2016, Sue &Geoff:
      Mill Cottage was all we expected and hope for. It is compact but due to it’s clever design had everything we needed for a relaxing break. The unique location linked t three Suffolk wildlife nature reserves provided interesting walks from the door with an abundance of wildlife. The owl tower and badger sett were a bonus. Bob & Anne were friendly and went out of their way to ensure that we got the most out of the environment, without being intrusive.
    • Monday, 10th of October, 2016, Roger:
      Thank you for a lovely few days retreat. The cottage, pond and the wildlife have been wonderful. A great sanctuary.
    • Sunday, 25th of September, 2016, Michael & Tracey:
      Mill Cottage is peaceful and a fantastic place to relax. Helpful informative hosts and great for wildlife. Excellent stay.
    • Monday, 19th of September, 2016, Sarah:
      Wonderful stay – entirely peaceful and surrounded by wildlife. Our long weekend was not long enough. Lovely countryside to explore. The cottage was high spec and exceedingly cosy. A perfect hideaway holiday that exceeded our expectations.
    • Friday, 16th of September, 2016, Dennis:
      Blissful! Absolute peace and tranquility, an oasis of calm in a crazy world, right up our street! Wonderful surroundings, wonderful wildlife. A thousand thanks to Anne & Bob for making us feel so welcome, for their advice and tips and for their generosity and kindness – wonderful people! Please, please don’t change a thing.
    • Friday, 16th of September, 2016, Dennis:
      Blissful! Absolute peace and tranquility, an oasis of calm in a crazy world, right up our street! Wonderful surroundings, wonderful wildlife. A thousand thanks to Anne & Bob for making us feel so welcome, for their advice and tips and for their generosity and kindness – wonderful people! Please, please don’t change a thing.
    • Sunday, 11th of September, 2016, Shaun:
      Fabulous short break that had everything we wanted.
    • Friday, 9th of September, 2016, Richard:
      Lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings. A very clean and comfortable cottage with everything we needed for our short stay.
    • Friday, 2nd of September, 2016, Martin:
      Beautiful setting, lovely walks and plenty of wildlife.
    • Monday, 22nd of August, 2016, Karen:
      Outstandingly beautiful spot to stay for peace, quiet and lazy days, to get away from hustle and bustle of everyday life.
    • Friday, 19th of August, 2016, Rosa:
      Beautiful cottage and surroundings. Basically the kind of place I wished I lived in all the time. Bob & Anne are wonderful hosts and the ‘welcome basket’ of goodies is wonderful touch. I’m pretty sure we will return.
    • Monday, 15th of August, 2016, Adam & Farah:
      What an extraordinary place Mill Cottage is – we only wish we could stay longer! Wildlife and Bob & Anne could not have been kinder or more welcoming.We have found a real gem and hope to return soon. Many thanks.
    • Friday, 12th of August, 2016, Jean:
      I doubt the Garden of Eden was this good! All perfect as I have come to expect.
    • Monday, 8th of August, 2016, Mark & Sarah:
      We came for peace and solitude and Mill Cottage has given us that twice over. Enjoyed quiet evenings by the pond, even managed to row round and longs walks with Bert the spaniel.
    • Monday, 1st of August, 2016, Dave & Rhiannon:
      Mill Cottage is such a special place – like being part of a landscape painting. Nature is such a great entertainer and there is so much wildlife to see here. We have had a magical three days enjoying the peace and tranquility.
    • Friday, 29th of July, 2016, Chris & Jill:
      What an idyllic cottage, so peaceful and tranquil. Anne & Bob are wonderful hosts, best welcome pack ever! Loved the wildlife especially the heron who landed on the platform in the middle of the pond. The chickens and Neville (the cockerel) very entertaining, the latter very vocal!
    • Sunday, 3rd of July, 2016, Kyrsten:
      Anne & Bob are excellent hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing weekend on the water and in the forest at night watching the badgers go about their daily lives. It’s a lovely magical place.
    • Sunday, 3rd of July, 2016, Krysten:
      Anne & Bob are excellent hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing weekend on the water and in the forest at night watching the badgers to about their daily lives. It’s a lovely, magical place.
    • Saturday, 25th of June, 2016, Marian & Tony:
      When we booked Mill Cottage we were told that the only things we needed to bring were clothes and alcohol and it’s true, everything you could possibly need is provided and the cottage is delightful. To open the back door from the kitchen and walk out on to the terrace and smell the honeysuckle every morning was sheer bliss. The whole place is lovely and we were made to feel very welcome by everyone we met.
    • Friday, 10th of June, 2016, Sue:
      Incredible place! Didn’t want to leave, it’s so relaxing. The hosts could not have been more friendly and welcoming.
    • Sunday, 5th of June, 2016, Gillian:
      Amazing little treasure which is in a perfect location to unwind. A real treat and didn’t want to leave but will be back…..
    • Friday, 3rd of June, 2016, Lucy & Stephen:
      Couldn’t be better! Fabulous location and comfortable cottage!
    • Monday, 23rd of May, 2016, Stephen & Margaret:
      Highlights this time – seeing seven badgers carrying out their evening routine completely oblivious of our presence!
    • Monday, 16th of May, 2016, Peter:
      Wonderful views, friendly and helpful hosts and lots of wildlife to see and hear. Very comfortable and we loved the wood burner! All expectations met or even exceeded!
    • Sunday, 8th of May, 2016, Charlotte:
      This place is heaven – a real oasis of tranquility. The birdsong and woodland walks were stunning.
    • Friday, 15th of April, 2016, Girvan:
      The perfect getaway location. Excellent comfortable accommodation with view of kingfishers and barn owls. What more could you want?
    • Monday, 28th of March, 2016, Shenley & Scott:
      What a beautiful cottage in the most perfect location! Would love to come back in the summer months to enjoy sitting out near the pond a bit more.
    • Monday, 21st of March, 2016, Jean & Lies:
      Nice stay in a warm and friendly cottage. Birdsong is wonderful.
    • Monday, 1st of February, 2016, Liz & Ray:
      Have enjoyed a few peaceful days here which is what we really needed. Loved having the wood burner. Thank you for the welcome food, the bread from the farm shop in the village was really good.
    • Friday, 1st of January, 2016, Nigel, Pauline & Jasper:
      Thank you for sharing your amazing oasis of calm with us. The cottage is perfect and we’ve loved the walks with our Springer around the estate, visiting the village shop and pub and having a superb meal at The Crown.
    • Sunday, 29th of November, 2015, Hannah:
      A wonderful weekend – everything we were hoping hat it would be. Bob and Anne were fantastic hosts, very informative and welcoming. The cottage was gorgeous and Assington is really lovely.
    • Tuesday, 24th of November, 2015, Stephen & Margaret:
      The wildlife of Suffolk is a constant surprise after Surrey. We saw so much from the windows – egrets, kestrels, earth being pushed up by a mile were the highlights. It will be fun to return in the summer to see the butterflies and the badgers.
    • Wednesday, 11th of November, 2015, Ken & Tricia:
      Mill Cottage is a true hidden gem in a most beautiful hidden valley. From the moment you turn off the village street on to the farm track, you feel you are stepping back in time. Peace and tranquility abound and Ann & Bob are the warmest and kindest of hosts ever. We cannot wait to return.
    • Monday, 12th of October, 2015, Ian:
      Stunning location and best DVD collection we have seen at any holiday cottage! Wonderful weekend break – restful. Lovely way to celebrate a birthday.
    • Thursday, 1st of October, 2015, Laura:
      Unfussy but well-appointed cottage with lovely outlook and excellent locale for walking. Very comfortable and made to feel very welcome by owners.
    • Sunday, 20th of September, 2015, Kelly:
      Fantastic cottage, beautiful, lovely hosts a great get-away weekend.
    • Monday, 31st of August, 2015, Tim&Linda:
      We loved our time at the cottage, especially loved sitting by the pond watching for the kingfisher. It�s rare you get such an opportunity.
    • Monday, 31st of August, 2015, Andrew & Rosie:
      The tranquility, calm and silence of Mill Cottage and it’s surroundings make a wonderful retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
    • Friday, 21st of August, 2015, Karen:
      A stunningly beautiful spot for a few days peace and relaxation, just what I wanted! I hope to return for a longer stay and take in more the the idyllic countryside of Suffolk.
    • Monday, 3rd of August, 2015, Chris:
      I highly recommend this cottage. It’s wonderful!!! The Mill and the countryside is so peaceful and idyllic.
    • Monday, 20th of July, 2015, Kelly & David:
      We have had am amazing time at Mill Cottage. The cottage and surroundings are amazing and we’ve loved every minute – so has the dog! We would recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to get away from the everyday stress of home. This is a little piece of paradise 🙂
    • Friday, 17th of July, 2015, Joanne & Keithj:
      A peaceful tranquil spot, that is a real ‘escape to the country’. Beautiful setting that exceeded our expectations, enhanced by the wildlife spotting! Thank you for taking the time to show us the best spots to view from.
    • Friday, 3rd of July, 2015, Laurence:
      High quality break – very friendly, lovely people! Everything was top class!
    • Monday, 29th of June, 2015, Sue & Dick:
      Enjoyed the peace and quiet, walks and animals.
    • Monday, 15th of June, 2015, Michelle:
      We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage is lovely. Bob and Anne were perfect hosts, very welcoming and helpful, available if required but not interfering. Felt as if you could really relax. We had some great walks with our dog in the beautiful surrounding countryside and also had a swim in the pond! We will be sad to leave.
    • Monday, 8th of June, 2015, Peter:
      Lovely cottage, brilliant hosts, very relaxing. A real break away from it all.
    • Sunday, 26th of April, 2015, Lisa:
      Superb cottage and location. Great base to explore the surrounding areas. Lovely welcome hamper – thank you.
    • Friday, 3rd of April, 2015, Sue & Tony:
      If you are looking for a romantic getaway from it all, then Mill Cottage fits the bill.
    • Friday, 27th of March, 2015, Clare, Andy & Shogun:
      We have had a fabulous time in Mill Cottage and the beautiful surroundings. Spotted lots of different birds on the feeder (lovely to have the little window to see them through), plus the birds-eye view from upstairs too. Loved seeing the little wagtail visit. We all went for a sail in the row boat and husband nearly had a Hugh Grant/Bridget Jones moment! Thank you Anne & Bob for sharing this idyllic piece of Suffolk with us.
    • Sunday, 22nd of March, 2015, Karen & Goyle:
      Mill Cottage is a beautiful place to stay. The cottages is so cosy and comfortable, with everything you could possibly need. The bed is so comfortable, I’m thinking of buying one! The countryside and abundance of nature makes for a relaxing and peaceful break. Bob has been so kind and informative and took us to see badger setts- thank you.
    • Monday, 9th of March, 2015, Laura & Daniel:
      Really enjoyed our long weekend at Mill Cottage. The cottage and surroundings are fantastic, and very relaxing. The welcome basket is a great touch and the bed is so comfortable. Thanks for a great stay.
    • Sunday, 22nd of February, 2015, Justin:
      Another wonderful stay with Grove Cottages. We will be back again.
    • Friday, 20th of February, 2015, Garry & Joan:
      Lovely cottage with a working water wheel. Off the beaten track,but all the better for it. Anne, the owner was very helpful and friendly. Great log burner, very cosy and warm.
    • Sunday, 15th of February, 2015, Abigail:
      Lovely surroundings, total relaxation. Perfection!
    • Friday, 6th of February, 2015, Hannah:
      We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This is a perfect place to come to if you want to “get away from it all”. Beautiful warm cosy cottage, with plenty of good walks around. Bob and Anne made us feel really welcome. We would happily return!
    • Monday, 2nd of February, 2015, John & Carole:
      Just a great place. Nice and cosy, quiet, just what was needed.
    • Sunday, 25th of January, 2015, Dan:
      Thank you, your property and surroundings are beautiful. We had such a relaxing time and would love to visit again.
    • Sunday, 18th of January, 2015, Steve & Sandra:
      To say this is the most wonderful spot would understate what is a little part of paradise. Anne was so warm and welcoming and we relaxed at once. The Mill is splendid indeed and so warm and comfortable. The view of the lake with all the wildlife is so peaceful and you unwind in moments. So many walks to take and enjoy the views and the air, woods and field and the little streams, deer, badgers and owls to boot. We are unwound, de-stressed, chilled and renewed. Simply wonderful.
    • Monday, 12th of January, 2015, Kirsten & Paul:
      We have just had a lovely relaxing secluded week here. Thank you for sharing this little valley! So happy to have chosen this place. Really enjoyed watching the birds, including the thrill of seeing a woodpecker feasting on peanuts. The land around Assington Mill is beautiful, our favourite walks have been just on the doorstep.
    • Sunday, 21st of December, 2014, Caron:
      After a stressful few months we were looking for a cosy hideaway. Mill Cottage is definitely that and more. A beautiful cottage in fantastic surroundings. We go home calm, batteries recharged, with wonderful memories of lovely walks,watching numerous birds visiting the feeder and cold evenings spent in front of the florious wood burning fire.”
    • Sunday, 21st of December, 2014, Caron:
      After a few stressful months, we were looking for a cosy hideaway. Mill Cottage is definitely that and more. A beautiful cottage in fantastic surroundings. We go home calm, batteries recharged, with wonderful memories of lovely walks, watching numerous birds visiting the feeder, and cold evenings spent in front of the glorious wood burning fire.
    • Monday, 24th of November, 2014, Lin & Jim:
      This is heaven, peaceful, lovely walks. You can totally unwind. Very well thought-out cottage for a taste of country life at it’s best. Loads of wildlife on your doorstep – barn owls, deer, tawny owls. Will be back for more. The views out of the windows are awesome over the pond, and to have a working millwheel on the side is a treat. Lin & Jim
    • Monday, 24th of November, 2014, Lin & Jim:
      This is heaven, peaceful, lovely walks, you can totally unwind. Very well thought out cottage for a taste of country life at it’s best. Loads of wildlife on the doorstep;barn owls, deer, tawny owls, will be back for more. The view from the windows are awesome, and to have working mill on the side is a treat.
    • Friday, 14th of November, 2014, Victoria:
      The cottage and it’s location were so lovely, that we didn’t get out to explore – we’ll have to visit again! Really lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful location. Welcome basket was a real treat.
    • Sunday, 9th of November, 2014, Edmund:
      Idyllic location for a restful break. Many thanks.
    • Sunday, 26th of October, 2014, Keval:
      Very romantic, quiet getaway. The owners are very friendly, relaxed people. We are already planning our return!
    • Friday, 19th of September, 2014, Josie & John:
      Idyllic. Couldn’t fault it.
    • Monday, 1st of September, 2014, Susan:
      Excellent location, very relaxing, Anne & Bob most helpful. A great way to get away from it all.
    • Sunday, 24th of August, 2014, Yael:
      We have found the perfect holiday cottage at last! Best equipped, best view, best garden. Thank you so much, we will come back certainly.
    • Sunday, 3rd of August, 2014, Kate & David:
      This place is so special, so precious … what more can we say – except that our time here has bordered on the heavenly. Our experience of this, and our experience of Anne and Bob and their stewardship of this piece of earth have reminded us of what is truly human and our hearts have indeed been deeply touched. Many thanks.
    • Sunday, 3rd of August, 2014, Kate & David:
      A wonderful place!
    • Monday, 14th of July, 2014, Lesley & Peter:
      We have had a wonderful week of peace and quiet in this lovely comfy cottage and its amazing views. Lovely walks and visits to some very pretty local villages. Thank you Anne and Bob for making us feel so very welcome. The kingfisher visited on our first evening and returned on our last morning. We got some great photos. Thank you again.
    • Sunday, 6th of July, 2014, April & Jordan:
      Mill Cottage is absolutely beautiful, and peaceful. A perfect place for a romantic getaway. Bob and Anne are extremely welcoming and make the stay much more enjoyable.
    • Friday, 13th of June, 2014, Andy:
      Absolutely beautiful cottage. Extremely friendly welcome and a setting to die for. See you soon.
    • Friday, 2nd of May, 2014, Lora:
      Beautiful surrounds with lovely dog walks. Well kept clean cottage and nice to chill around the lake.
    • Monday, 21st of April, 2014, Karen:
      “Had a fantastic Easter break! Beautiful place, fantastic food and lovely locals. We want to move here. Thank you for a lovely stay.
    • Friday, 18th of April, 2014, Joseph:
      A beautiful setting, a cosy cottage, lovely chickens and the perfect place for a week�s rest. Thanks very much!
    • Sunday, 13th of April, 2014, Sarah:
      “What a lovely setting! We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our week here – just what we needed! We wouldn’t change one thing. See you soon hopefully!
    • Friday, 11th of April, 2014, Gill:
      Our third visit to this beautiful haven of peace. Plenty of beautiful sunshine and lovely walks, a real treat to be part of the English Countryside.
    • Friday, 11th of April, 2014, Gill:
      “Another memorable stay here at this beautiful secluded spot, and we have had superb weather to enjoy as well. A walk to see the bluebells in Arger Fen an absolute must! Thank you for a really lovely week. I am sure we will be back again
    • Monday, 7th of April, 2014, Alys & Phil:
      Loved it!
    • Monday, 10th of March, 2014, Helen:
      Very enjoyable stay, clean and comfortable accommodation.
    • Monday, 17th of February, 2014, Jon & Andrea :
      A perfect setting for our romantic engagement. Early morning cups of tea on the rowing boat, fantastic walks, a lovely farm shop and an extremely cosy log burner meant an unforgettable weekend. A place we’ll visit again and again.
    • Monday, 13th of January, 2014, Peter & Jane:
      A lovely cottage as always, one of the best we have stayed in.
    • Monday, 13th of January, 2014, Pete & Janet:
      We have had a lovely few days in the surroundings of a small jewel in the Suffolk countryside. Mill Cottage has to be one of the best if not the best we have stayed in. Our thanks to Anne and Bob for being such delightful hosts. Having worked in the countryside for many years it was easy to see their love for the historic mill spills over to the environment and was pleasing to see how they are managing the delightful mosaic of habitats. It is not often that I come across ancient oak pollards being actively managed, brilliant! I love the weather vane.
    • Monday, 16th of December, 2013, Gail:
      What a wonderful cottage. Ann and Bob were so welcoming.
    • Sunday, 15th of December, 2013, Sue & John:
      Anne and Bob are the most charming couple and welcome you on arrival. The guided tour of the cottage was most helpful and the welcome basket was just stunning! We enjoyed sitting by the millpond with our cups of tea and coffee, taking walks in the surrounding area and visiting the Shoulder of Mutton pub on Saturday evening for the live music!
    • Monday, 25th of November, 2013, Lee:
      Wow! Perfect refresh! Totally different from the last cottage we stayed in but in a positive way. Totally unique. Bob and Anne made us feel very welcome. The cottage and surrounding grounds are just perfect. We are already planning to come back in the summer. Thank you!!!
    • Friday, 22nd of November, 2013, Lee & Kelly:
      The perfect retreat. We fell in love with the place the minute we arrived. Greeted by Bob and Anne, they instantly made us feel comfortable. The design and personal taste of the cottage is spot on. The surroundings make you feel that you are back in time on the set of �Darling Buds of May�. We will definitely be back hopefully in the summer.
    • Sunday, 3rd of November, 2013, Gill:
      Our second visit to this idyllic spot exceeded our expectations once again!
    • Friday, 1st of November, 2013, Clive:
      Mint Cottage was the perfect choice for our honeymoon � idyllic, perfect! We loved the four-poster bed.
    • Monday, 28th of October, 2013, Sue & Jon:
      Beautiful, romantic cottage. Perfect hideaway for a weekend break. Perfect!
    • Sunday, 27th of October, 2013, Gill:
      Our second visit to this beautiful place, exceeded our expectations once again.
    • Friday, 4th of October, 2013, Anique & Marc:
      Wow what a beautiful setting- a little piece of paradise. Everything we would of wished for and more. Thank you Bob and Anne for letting us share this wonderful place with you and hope to be back soon. Boylie and Stronley loved the long walks and being able to share so much time with us in these amazing surroundings. Thank you.
    • Sunday, 29th of September, 2013, Tim:
      A stunning cottage in amazing surroundings. Would highly recommend.
    • Sunday, 29th of September, 2013, Tim:
      A stunning cottage in amazing surroundings. Would highly recommend.
    • Sunday, 29th of September, 2013, Tim & Vikki:
      A wonderful relaxing weekend in the most beautiful surroundings. Enjoyed badger watching (a huge success – thanks to Bob’s advice!). Enjoyed having all the windows open and just hearing birdsong. Hope to visit again – longer next time! “
    • Friday, 27th of September, 2013, Lynn & Terry & Berkshire:
      Great week in lovely cottage. Tried out the rowing boat. Loved the chickens and cats. Back to reality soon. Hope to come back again (saw kingfisher, heron, pheasant but sadly no badgers).
    • Saturday, 21st of September, 2013, Lynn & Terry:
      So good, I don�t want anyone else to know about it! The best cottage we have ever stayed in. Perfect in every way.
    • Saturday, 21st of September, 2013, Lynn & Terry:
      So good, I don�t want anyone else to know about it! The best cottage we have ever stayed in. Perfect in EVERY way!
    • Friday, 20th of September, 2013, Lynn & Terry:
      Out of all the cottages we’ve stayed in Mill Cottage is by far the best. Superior in every way. Every appliance etc. you could need, sun lounger, and lovely owners – helpful and very pleasant.
    • Monday, 16th of September, 2013, Jeremy & Matt:
      We’ve really enjoyed our long weekend here – thanks Bob for a very warm welcome, talking us through everything we’d need to know! Saw a kingfisher which made our weekend and Matt even took a chilly morning swim in the pond. A really beautiful spot – will have to come back one day to try one of the courses.
    • Friday, 13th of September, 2013, Lisa & Marc:
      Had a lovely relaxing break at Mill Cottage. Lots of nice walks. We saw the badgers and enjoyed the company of the chickens, rabbits and the two cats! We visited Sudbury and Orford – can definitely recommend a visit to Orford. It’s one of our favourite places on the Suffolk coast. We didn’t try any of the local pubs as we enjoyed cooking meals at the cottage. It wasn’t warm enough for any wild swimming in the pond but we did take the rowing boat out which was an experience. Really sorry to be leaving and hope to return
    • Friday, 13th of September, 2013, Mailc & Lisa:
      A really relaxing stay at Mill Cottage � perfect get away from it all location. We really didn�t want to leave and hope to come back one day!
    • Monday, 2nd of September, 2013, Neville and Patricia:
      This is a gorgeous property in a lovely location. And had a warm welcome from Helen.
    • Monday, 26th of August, 2013, Bev & Chris:
      A beautiful cottage! Everything was fantastic. Thank you.
    • Thursday, 22nd of August, 2013, Jane:
      A really idyllic and peaceful location. The owners Bob and Anne were most welcoming and friendly and the complimentary welcome hamper was very generous.
    • Friday, 16th of August, 2013, Mark & Kim:
      Beautiful cottage, lovely setting amazing weekend relaxing and walking with our dog. Thank you Anne and Bob for making the cottage what it is.
    • Friday, 9th of August, 2013, Shaun & Tawin:
      Really lovely cottage. Restored beautifully, gorgeous setting, seems very far from London.
    • Thursday, 8th of August, 2013, Tasmin & Shaun:
      Lovely place, just what we wanted. Warm welcome, lovely food, excellent views and location. Felt really private, lovely to have the hens around us, joined by a rabbit and the cats, whilst having a glass of wine by the lake. Very cosy, so would be great for winter too.
    • Wednesday, 7th of August, 2013, Stephen :
      Idyllic. We found the cottage very amazing – and swimming in the mill pond was bracing and refreshing.
    • Friday, 2nd of August, 2013, Sammy & John:
      We booked Mill Cottage to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, it exceeded our expectation completely. We really enjoyed swimming in the pond, making friends with the chickens, cats and rabbits, and walks around the farm. All in all, a wonderfully relaxing break which we are keen to repeat.
    • Friday, 26th of July, 2013, Emma:
      A wonderfully secluded cottage in beautiful countryside perfect for a romantic break or to escape the city.
    • Friday, 12th of July, 2013, Dean & Denise:
      This is an idyllic place to relax in the countryside or use as a base to explore the area.
    • Friday, 14th of June, 2013, Karen:
      A perfect tranquil location. You never want to leave! Thank you.
    • Monday, 10th of June, 2013, David & Jan:
      Peaceful, well equipped cottage in beautiful setting.
    • Sunday, 2nd of June, 2013, Robert:
      Perfect as always.
    • Monday, 13th of May, 2013, Kathryn & Kevin:
      A very relaxing stay at Assington Mill. We did not use the car at all during our stay! Still found places to walk close by. Beautiful cottage and super pond. We used the rowing boat all day on sunny Thursday! Fab woodburner � very warm!
    • Sunday, 7th of April, 2013, Gill:
      A complete haven of tranquillity! We have had the most relaxing weekend in a beautiful cottage in such a lovely location. The weather has been a real bonus. Spring has spring at last!!
    • Sunday, 10th of March, 2013, Tracy:
      Warm and cosy cottage. Dogs felt very much at home. Eco � friendly. Wonderful views. Very relaxing break.
    • Friday, 1st of March, 2013, Gillian:
      Three very happy guests of Mill Cottage, particularly Maizie the lab who walked, swam and slept to her heart�s content, can�t wait to come back. Perfect welcome, wonderful cottage in a perfect place. Such thought put into the local information. Such a shame we didn�t have longer.
    • Sunday, 17th of February, 2013, Jill & Liz:
      Very friendly welcome with beautiful fire in idyllic setting
    • Friday, 4th of January, 2013, Paul:
      Beautiful cottage with real character. Anne and Bob are perfect hosts and really made us feel at home.
    • Thursday, 27th of December, 2012, William:
      Everything was first class from the first day to the last. We were expecting the weather to be bad, but turned out only a few wet days and did not spoil our time. My friend enjoyed being able to see and be in contact with a lot of animals. The cottage was very cosy and Anne and Bob were very helpful.
    • Monday, 17th of December, 2012, Hugh & Helen:
      Really lovely cottage. Perfect for a long weekend. Really peaceful and rural, but easy to get to.
    • Friday, 14th of December, 2012, Darren & Anna:
      A perfect short break from the rat race! Beautifully set in perfect location can�t wait to come back in warmer months!
    • Sunday, 4th of November, 2012, Jon:
      Exceeded our expectations – particularly the walks, wild life
    • Saturday, 20th of October, 2012, Ian & Linda:
      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Assington Mill Cottage and we were very sorry to leave. We particularly enjoyed feeding the chickens. It was so cosy and the wood burner was very effective and toasty warm! We very impressed by all the sustainable energy methods you have used in the property. The whole estate has been renovated beautifully and we hope to stay another time, hopefully next year.
    • Sunday, 16th of September, 2012, Paul&Deborah:
      Cosy&romantic, loved the view from the bedroom!
    • Wednesday, 12th of September, 2012, Chris:
      Lovely relaxing holiday, nice to switch off for a while. Anna and Bob are a lovely couple and made us feel very welcome. The welcome basket is a lovely gesture
    • Friday, 31st of August, 2012, Mark&Julie:
      Mill Cottage was everything we hoped it would be from the wonderfully warm welcome. A truly relaxing visit in the most beautiful surroundings… the perfect getaway!
    • Sunday, 5th of August, 2012, Stephanie&Carl:
      A weekend wasn’t enough. Everything in cottage was perfect and Lavenhem is beautiful. Our first stay in a Grove Cottage.
    • Friday, 3rd of August, 2012, Paul&Sandra:
      A wonderful two weeks away at this great location. Very peaceful and relaxing. Thank you for the welcome basket and for the warm welcome. Many thanks to Bob fro showing us the wildlife. We hope to be back at a different season to see what else we can spot.
    • Monday, 23rd of July, 2012, Katie:
      Lovely, cosy cottage in a beautiful, peaceful setting. We loved the Mill pond and our dog loved exploring the endless countryside!
    • Friday, 17th of February, 2012, Jeff & Jane:
      Very peaceful. lovely cottage- would come again
    • Sunday, 22nd of January, 2012, Joanna:
      Yet again we have stayed in a beautiful, relaxing cottage, courtesy of Grove Cottages. This cottage is perfect for a relaxing “back to nature ” experience. For people like me who are looking to relax and re-charge their batteries. The views outside are also really beautiful and the cottage is modern and cosy.
    • Friday, 20th of January, 2012, Jerry and Tracy:
      Very cosy feel cottage. Eco-friendly. Beautiful surroundings/views. Abundance of wildlife not always seen everywhere. Great for keen birdwatchers/ photographers. Wonderful walks. Friendly welcome from Ann and Bob. Great what they have achieved here at Assington Mill. Loved the wheel on mill, which had been rendered. Great tasting free range eggs! We’ll be back soon! Great for dogs. ours loved it! Jerry and Tracy
    • Monday, 16th of January, 2012, Ardeshir and Julia:
      The perfect location to escape. Close to nature with lovely walks from your doorstep, and a very cosy, welcoming place to return to.
    • Sunday, 11th of December, 2011, Morag & Ian:
      A really enjoyable break in a super cottage, tastefully restored using authentic features. We received a fantastic welcome and would not hesitate to come back. A peaceful haven from the busy hustle & bustle of daily life.
    • Sunday, 11th of December, 2011, Morag & Ian:
      A really enjoyable break in a super cottage tastefully restored using authentic features. We received a fantastic warm welcome and would not hesitate to come back. A peaceful haven from the busy hustle and bustle of daily life.
    • Friday, 25th of November, 2011, Marc & Tracy:
      Beautiful wildlife setting, amazing location, warm hosts and everyone’s idea of solitude. Plenty to do and see locally, surrounded by easy nature walks. All year round relaxation.Well done Assington Mill !
    • Monday, 14th of November, 2011, Adam and Any:
      We have had a truly memorable stay, the Mill Cottage is really picturesque especially with the setting of the lake. We would definitely stay again. Chickens were an added bonus.
    • Friday, 11th of November, 2011, Steve:
      We stayed for a weekend and really enjoyed it. The cottage is very warm and cosy. We needed a longer day to appreciate all the surroundings. Will definitely return
    • Friday, 21st of October, 2011, Karen and Simon:
      Beautiful, peaceful location. Wonderful wildlife. Ann and Bob are delightful friendly and helpful hosts. The cottage is warm and cosy with beautiful wood floors, stairs, beams and wonderful views. Comfy cosy bed and well stocked kitchen and beautiful generous welcome basket of goodies. A perfect week’s retreat.
    • Sunday, 2nd of October, 2011, Chris:
      Photos and description don’t do it justice. Incredible setting, excellent service and fantastic cottage. Highly recommended.
    • Friday, 23rd of September, 2011, Dawn and Richard:
      We loved the peace and quiet setting. Just what we both needed. Anne and Bob were perfect hosts. A great welcome to their beautiful cottage after a stressful drive on the M25 on a Friday night! Fantastic walks from the cottage which our 7 month old Labrador, Ruby enjoyed, tickling all her senses. We rowed on the lake and drank G+T’s watching the wildlife right on our doorstep. . . Bliss!! Thank you for a superb stay.
    • Wednesday, 20th of July, 2011, Richard and Gail:
      A fantastic get-away from it all – so tranquil and peaceful.
    • Sunday, 10th of July, 2011, Lee and Sarah:
      Great setting and location and fantastic free fish pedicure 🙂
    • Friday, 8th of July, 2011, Christine and Joanne:
      The cottage and its surroundings are absolutely idyllic. The welcome we received was second to none. A brilliant place to spend a relaxing week especially for wildlife and bird lovers.
    • Friday, 24th of June, 2011, Birgit and Ian:
      Definitely the most relaxing and picturesque location we have stayed in – a truly relaxing experience in genuine surroundings which give you a real sense of the countryside. We’ll miss the chickens and the cat!
    • Monday, 20th of June, 2011, Martin:
      Lovely cottage, great log burner, amazing surroundings.
    • Monday, 20th of June, 2011, Steve:
      Exceeded our expectations . . in all respects.
    • Thursday, 16th of June, 2011, Robert and Sarah:
      Peace and quiet, pure relaxation watching the wildlife with a glass of wine.
    • Friday, 10th of June, 2011, Karen:
      Perfect secluded getaway, ideal for dogs and owners roaming free in secure fields, followed by a dip in the pond.
    • Monday, 6th of June, 2011, Nichola:
      Absolutely beautiful. Very restful. The surrounding countryside is stunning. Will definitely come back again and recommend.
    • Friday, 3rd of June, 2011, Lynda and Robert:
      This is our 3rd Grove Cottage holiday and have been to Mill Cottage twice and once again have had a lovely relaxing break – here’s to the next two!
    • Friday, 20th of May, 2011, Jean:
      As they say at the Oscars – My thanks go to Anne and Bob and M+M for their recommendation . . . And the Oscar goes to . . . Mill Cottage
    • Monday, 7th of February, 2011, Lisa and Graham:
      Lovely cottage, lovely settings. Professionally run but with cosy homely feel.
    • Friday, 28th of January, 2011, Michelle & Paul:
      A lovely cottage with a very cosy fire and a nice warm welcome from Bob & Anne.
    • Sunday, 23rd of January, 2011, Steve & Wendy:
      A magnificently restored mill cottage – very peaceful. Ideal for walking. Lovely log fire – they have thought of everything. Dog friendly.
    • Tuesday, 28th of December, 2010, Ruth:
      Excellent location. Bob & Ann are very good hosts. Great walks and a very cosy, tranquil cottage – just the tonic for a relaxing break.
    • Monday, 27th of December, 2010, Liz and Grant:
      Wonderfully quiet, surrounded by lovely walks…seeing the barn owls was a definite bonus. Log burner was superb!
    • Thursday, 23rd of December, 2010, Rosie and Simon:
      Exceptional in all ways – location, the cottage, the suggested walks and things to do – you really have thought of everything and I certainly would have been lost without borrowing your boots! Thank you so much – we’ll be back when the snow melts to do some fishing!
    • Wednesday, 10th of November, 2010, Sally & Terence:
      We fell in love with this beautiful cottage and chose not to leave for the whole weekend. We are delighted to find this little bit of heaven and will definitely want to come back again soon,
    • Friday, 29th of October, 2010, Concetta & Neil:
      A tranquil setting, lovely walks, a warm and restful cottage.
    • Friday, 22nd of October, 2010, Maggie:
      A well equipped comfy and cosy cottage. The immediate surroundings are a delight andthe countryside around and about is lovely. Friendly and helpful hosts.
    • Monday, 11th of October, 2010, Margaret:
      I almost don’t want to recommend Mill Cottage just so that its always free for me to come and visit. It really is a most beautiful and tranquil place. Whether you want to relax, go for long or short walks or even just watch the wildlife, it would be hard to beat.
    • Friday, 8th of October, 2010, Mick and Suzanne:
      Peaceful, tranquil, private.All the mod cons in a rustic way, we feel very chilled, sitting by the pond and hearing nature, just lovely.
    • Saturday, 2nd of October, 2010, Alison & Robin:
      Assington Mill has all the ingredients for the perfect rural retreat, many thanks Bob & Anne for making it possible.
    • Tuesday, 28th of September, 2010, Woody & Jeanie:
      Great place for a quiet getaway. Superb walks and that much needed peace and quiet. Very,very dog friendly owners. Thanks.
    • Monday, 9th of August, 2010, John and Alison:
      Lovely cottage, beautiful views and wonderful walks. Welcome basket was excellent.
    • Friday, 6th of August, 2010, Jennifer and Helen:
      An idealic situation, peaceful and relaxing holiday. Lovely cottage catering to our needs. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return in the near future. Superb!
    • Friday, 30th of July, 2010, Rowena:
      Mill Cottage offers delightful ’boutique’ accommodation in the most beautiful and tranquil setting, a perfect combination for a restful break.
    • Monday, 19th of July, 2010, Ian and Jenny:
      We very much enjoyed our stay.
    • Monday, 12th of July, 2010, Jane and Tom:
      Assintgon Mill Cottage is an extremely special place. We feel very privileged to have been guests here. We have particularly enjoyed the tranquility, and the sense of being surrounded by nature. Thanks to Anne and Bob for creating this wonderful place – and great bikes!
    • Friday, 21st of May, 2010, Miles:
      Mill Cottage was a perfect peaceful holiday. Beautiful surroundings, stunning cottage and lovely people. We will be back.
    • Monday, 10th of May, 2010, Chris:
      Just Perfect.
    • Monday, 19th of April, 2010, Lynda:
      Even though we were only about 30 miles from home, we could have been anywhere! If you enjoy fly fishing do give Mill Cottage a go – Anne arranged for us to have a fly fishing lesson with John – her contact which was brilliant – in fact caught 5 trout – taking one home to eat!
    • Wednesday, 14th of April, 2010, Leanne and David:
      We had a wonderful, peaceful, relaxing break. Wish we could stay longer and we look forward to coming back again. Our dog, Jessie, thought it was heaven.
    • Monday, 12th of April, 2010, Alyson and Maria:
      What a wonderful cottage. So much nature to see in lovely surroundings.
    • Monday, 29th of March, 2010, Emma:
      We had a lovely weekend, very relaxing just what we wanted. Nice weather, lovely walks.
    • Monday, 22nd of March, 2010, Emma Kelly:
      Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing weekend. It’s a shame we have to go home!
    • Sunday, 7th of March, 2010, Lee and Holly:
      Had a wonderful time, sun was shining and breakfast by the lake on Sunday was a real treat to remember. Felt like home, warm and cosy…could have stayed for the week!
    • Monday, 8th of February, 2010, Sarah and Paul:
      Absolutely great, we will most definately be coming back. Thanks to Bob and Anne for everything, especially badger watching!!
    • Monday, 1st of February, 2010, Katherine and Steve:
      Thank you for a truly inspirational weekend – we couldn’t have asked for anything more!
    • Saturday, 2nd of January, 2010, Richard:
      An absolutely idyllic location – perfect to retreat to and recuperate !!
    • Sunday, 27th of September, 2009, Jody and Jonathan:
      Mill Cottage is an oasis of peaceful tranquility. It was lovely to sit and eat breakfast out by the pond. The local countryside lent itself wonderfully to walks. It was a laugh to use the boat on the pond, even if we did look like amateurs!
    • Friday, 18th of September, 2009, Sheila and Rob:
      A delightful cottage, in glorious surroundings, with wonderfully welcoming ‘hosts’. Mill Cottage is everything it promises to be. Super walks, lots to see and do, and great to just ‘chill’.
    • Friday, 28th of August, 2009, Chris and Bill:
      Our week celebrating our golden wedding was a great choice. We have visited many villages and spent many hours walking the farm.
    • Friday, 21st of August, 2009, Gina:
      A truely relaxing holiday in a very interesting but secluded location. Great weather and great pubs within easy driving distance.
    • Friday, 14th of August, 2009, Peter:
      We were here on our honeymoon and it has been the perfect retreat after all the hype of the wedding. The surrounding land, pond and wildlife is any naturalists dream. Loved every second. The cottage itself was extremely clean, welcoming and quirky.
    • Thursday, 6th of August, 2009, Louise and Alan:
      Very nice week! Perfect place to chill out and think of nothing! Dog got her exercise too!
    • Friday, 24th of July, 2009, Antony:
      This is a warm and generous place, full of wildlife. But be careful, you may slowly be absorbed and dissolve into the peace.
    • Sunday, 12th of July, 2009, Charlotte:
      Wonderful environment, great to swim in the Mill!
    • Friday, 10th of July, 2009, Mike and Clare:
      A haven for wildlife, wonderful walks in beautiful countryside, a perfect setting for tranquility and nature, and a very warm welcome from Bob and Anne.
    • Friday, 3rd of July, 2009, Sandy and Andrew:
      I didn’t want to leave. Wonderful setting, very peaceful, good walks, wonderful welcome from Anne and Bob.
    • Thursday, 25th of June, 2009, Shirley Nicol:
      Very comfortable cottage with everything you need, and more. Peaceful location, ideal to get away from it all.
    • Friday, 19th of June, 2009, Spencer and Sophie:
      A fantastic place to spend a relaxing week. Excellent for dogs too.
    • Monday, 8th of June, 2009, Donna:
      Mill cottage is wonderful, beautifully restored with mix of old and new. Anne and Bob so helpful. Just the place to get away for beautiful settings and peace.
    • Friday, 22nd of May, 2009, Paul:
      We’ve really enjoyed out stay at Mill cottage. The attention to detail is superb. We’ll be back soon. Thanks.
    • Friday, 8th of May, 2009, Jean:
      Paradise, peace and quiet, ideal also for venturing out to explore other places. Back to nature, in a cottage with all modern amenities.
    • Friday, 1st of May, 2009, Rosemary and Ian:
      Mill cottage exceeded expectations. We have had some wonderful walks with the dogs and thoroughly enjoyed it.
    • Tuesday, 14th of April, 2009, Ian:
      Brilliant! A very special place, loved the setting, and Anne and Bob made us feel super welcome. Particularly enjoyed going owl watching with Bob.
    • Friday, 10th of April, 2009, Alison and Shaun:
      We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Anne and Bob are most kind and generous hosts. The cottage is ideally located for walking and wildlife watching.
    • Friday, 13th of February, 2009, Berni:
      Mill Cottage – a cosy haven. Enjoyed having the chance to ‘stand and stare’
    • Thursday, 29th of January, 2009, Phil & Angela:
      A perfect retreat for couples and their pooch!
    • Friday, 9th of January, 2009, Chris & Bob:
      Thought we knew what to expect from the website details – but ‘blew our socks off’ seeing and experiencing the real thing!!
    • Sunday, 28th of December, 2008, Liz & John:
      This was a perfect place to spend Christmas. Tranquil & beautiful. We loved it so much we spent all our time here and had no inclination to make trips despite lovely places nearby! Spent our time walking and taking the dogs for swims in the Millpond and simply enjoying the beauty of this place.
    • Monday, 22nd of December, 2008, Paul & Molly:
      A modernly equipped cottage in the heart of nature. Relaxing & Refreshing
    • Monday, 8th of December, 2008, David & Victoria:
      This is an exceptional cottage retreat that has been lovingly created by the owners. The eco-credentials are A*! It was very difficult to pack the weekend bags on Sunday afternoon.
    • Monday, 1st of December, 2008, James & Naoli:
      When I booked our mini break away, I wasn’t sure what it would actually be like. Please to say our stay here was relaxing & very pleasurable. This enchanting little cosy cottage has a fond place in our hearts & we both cant wait to come back! Wonderful hosts, great wildlife, natural beauty and superb ethical green policy made a real impression on me. Truly awesome place where I’m sure many a couple will blissfully lose themselves in its tranquility and serene peace. Thanks Again.
    • Thursday, 20th of November, 2008, Leida & Harry (Netherlands):
      We’ve had a wonderful time. Very peaceful; seen lots of animals. Enjoyed watching the kingfisher. The location is very good for walks. We would love to come back.
    • Tuesday, 18th of November, 2008, Rhian & Neil:
      We had the most wonderful time here; our stay was perfect. So much thought and attention to detail has been put into making The Mill Cottage a blissful haven. Thank you so much; we did not want to leave!
    • Monday, 17th of November, 2008, John & Karen:
      Our idea of paradise!!! Quiet, peaceful, beautiful views, numerous superb dog walks, topped off by the enclosed woods, outstanding quality of accommodation and hospitality from Anne & Bob. Back next year to see the waterwheel on. Thank You.
    • Wednesday, 15th of October, 2008, Julie:
      Beautiful setting- very tranquil. Sat by the mill pond watching the kingfisher for hours! Excellent dog walks, cosy & beautifully crafted cottage, friendly owners who could ask for more!
    • Sunday, 28th of September, 2008, Sue & Peter:
      We found the perfect accommodation! The setting provided us with the tranquility and opportunity to see and admire much wildlife. Excellent weather also a bonus!
    • Thursday, 18th of September, 2008, Mr & Mrs Lester-Smith:
      We have had a wonderful few days at
    • Sunday, 14th of September, 2008, Mr & Mrs Hollier:
      We have had a wonderful time here. Cottage wonderful. Bed is to die for!
    • Monday, 11th of August, 2008, Alan & Ellie:
      Although only about 15 miles from home, we felt we were in a different world for a few days! We loved the peace and quiet, walks and the wildlife. The cottage was lovely and Patch the dog loved the
    • Sunday, 3rd of August, 2008, Adam:
      Finlay our labrador loved the pond and could have spent 24 hours a day swimming up and down for sticks. A perfect place to come and stay, wonderful setting and first class accommodation. 10/10 !
    • Thursday, 24th of July, 2008, Becky, Jimmy & Bonnie:
      What a magical haven nestled deep down in the most beautiful valley. Thank you Anne and Bob for making our first family holiday such a wonderful one. Your enthusiasm and love for the countryside sings out in the land you have nurtured and the barn is a testament to your hard work and dedication. To restore such an old building to a warm and cosy nest is just great ! Well done, keep up the amazing work. We hope to see you again soon. Love and light. Becky, Jimmy & Bonnie
    • Thursday, 24th of July, 2008, Ros, Tim & Monty:
      Thank you for the warm welcome and welcome basket. We’ve had a wonderful break in lovely, peaceful surroundings and are returning home rejuvenated. The cottage was stunning and Monty (the dog) loved his swims in the Mill Pond !
    • Thursday, 24th of July, 2008, Bill & Mary:
      A lovely peaceful week, enjoyed the company, chickens and ducks. We would love to visit again when the Mill Wheel is restored. The cottage was comfortable, warm and had everything that we needed. Thank you for the welcome and beautiful local food. Bill & Mary
    • Wednesday, 14th of May, 2008, Alexander from Germany:
      I enjoyed being the first guest in this newly refurbished cottage. It has been a wonderful weekend spending my time here at Assington Mill on a mosaic course. The food was fabulous as well as a walk through this beautiful countryside. Thank you Bob & Anne and see you soon again.
    • Wednesday, 14th of May, 2008, Tricia, David & Harrey the dog:
      Thank you, Bob & Anne, for making us so welcome. Mill Cottage is delightful, we love the tranquility – just what we needed! The badger watching was amazing, well worth the standing, thanks for the loan of the warm gear! Walking and cycling great fun. The cottage is beautifully finished and very comfortable.
    • Wednesday, 14th of May, 2008, Mark, Wilma & Molly the dog:
      Thank you for such a wonderful weekend. The cottage is fantastic and so are the views. We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet and the walks too. Look forward to seeing you again.
    • Tuesday, 13th of May, 2008, Tricia, David & Harrey the dog:
      Thank you, Bob and Anne, for making us so welcome. Mill Cottage is delightful, we love the tranquillity just what we needed! The badger watching was amazing, well worth the standing, thanks for the loan of the warm gear! Walking and cycling great fun. The cottage is beautifully finished and very comfortable.
    • Wednesday, 24th of July, 0216, Googie & Simon:
      My husband and I spent hours searching the internet for a retreat by water. When we found Mill Cottage we booked immediately. This weekend we have spent hours just being there, relaxing and relishing every moment…your location is priceless. So still, so serene, so silent….
    • Monday, 30th of November, -0001, Grahamn:
    • Monday, 30th of November, -0001, Gill & Neil:
      A wonderfully cosy and quirky cottage in an idyllic spot which really is far from the madding crowd! Loved it!
    • Monday, 30th of November, -0001, Susie:
      Wonderful weekend in lovely Mill Cottage, overlooking private lake. Scenery very picturesque, hosts very welcoming. Would recommend and will be coming back again 🙂
    • Monday, 30th of November, -0001, :
      “What a superb place you have here. What I wouldn’t give for a pond like that in my garden. Alys and I have had a wonderful few days here. Pity we didn’t get to meet you. Maybe next time? Enjoyed walking in the countryside between here and Burea and up to the local. The dog has had a great time and I recommend a trip to the Henny Swan to anyone with a dog, where they were more than accommodating. Many thanks once again.


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