Grove Stamp 75


Location: Cavendish
4 Star

Beautiful Victorian House in one of Suffolk’s Prettiest Villages
This cottage will really appeal to guests looking for a characterful cottage in an unspoilt village location, with great walks.



Location: Cavendish

Beautiful Victorian House in one of Suffolk’s Prettiest Villages
This cottage will really appeal to guests looking for a characterful cottage in an unspoilt village location, with great walks.


The Experience - Self Catering At Romney

This beautiful little Victorian House is in one of Suffolk’s prettiest villages set in the beautiful Stour Vale.

It has a lovely ‘Cottage’ garden which is fully enclosed and very close by you can walk along the footpath by the river Stour, which runs through the village. There are walks in all directions and little lanes to cycle down


Cottage Walk Through

Cottage Walk Through

You enter the cottage from the off road courtyard, where you can park your car, and through a gate into the pretty back garden. The kitchen breakfast room opens out through French doors onto a glass covered patio where you can enjoy a meal in comfort looking out into this lovely walled ‘Cottage’ garden.

Beyond the kitchen there is a cosy little dining room with many original Victorian features including a hidden ‘cupboard’ staircase

The dining room leads through to a very comfortable sitting room with a lovely open log fire.

Behind the cupboard door in the dining room are the stairs up to the 3 bedrooms and bathroom; typical of a Victorian cottage, these stairs are quite steep with treads narrower than modern stairs. Care is therefore needed when using them.

My Aunt had the same kind of hidden staircase and until I found out that they were actually behind a door in her sitting room, I always though she never went to bed but was some kind of ‘Super Aunt’ on the go day and night.

Upstairs there is a large double bedroom a small single bedroom and a tight double bedroom overlooking the garden.

The bathroom has a bath with a shower fixed above it with glass pull out panels.

There is central heating throughout.

Romney is set back slightly from the main road that runs through this pretty village, its entrance is through its back garden so it faces towards the sun and away from the road. Romney enjoys private off-road parking

This cottage will really appeal to guests looking for a characterful cottage in an unspoiled village location with great walks and pubs.

Please note that outside High Season this cottage offers a reduced rate for just two guests, who use one bedroom only.


The Garden

The owners are keen gardeners and have created a really pretty area behind this house, part of which winds down to their own house and part of which is the pretty walled garden that Romney looks out onto.

There are 2 places to sit out in the garden to enjoy sunshine in the morning or afternoon and one of them is covered so even on less than perfect day it is still possible to sit out if it’s warm enough and enjoy a meal or glass of wine ‘Al Fresco’.



The village of Cavendish is particularly pretty with a beautiful Village Green captured by many painters and photographers because of its perfectly placed Suffolk Pink cottages and historic church. Cavendish has 2 pubs and The George on the village green specialises in inventive Burgers and steaks. Long Melford is a short drive away with many excellent Gastro Pubs and restaurants.

There is a community shop, a tearoom and there is the excellent Willow Tree Farm Shop with a cafe less than a mile away.

There are very pretty walks and cycle rides straight from the Cottage.


Green Credentials

The owners have retained much of the Victorian character of this cottage and added to it with period furniture, and where possible eco friendly cleaning materials are used.

There are maps to guide you round the footpaths to enjoy the local area

Please note that there are no bikes available at this cottage, but you are welcome to bring your own or if you call the office you can pick some up from Grove Farm which is just 15 minutes away and cycle round the lovely countryside there.


Local Area

Cavendish is just a few minutes’ drive up river from Long Melford which is where the TV series Lovejoys was based and is a bustling Medieval Village crammed with pubs, restaurants, shops, antique shops and warehouses and 2 stately homes:

Kentwell Hall is world famous for its Tudor Re-enactments and a fabulous place to visit as it is so untouched in all its moated Tudor Splendour

Melford Hall is also very impressive and owned by The National Trust who state: “Around every corner there’s a new twist in the story – from Beatrix Potter sketches to collections of naval paintings and Chinese porcelain”
The famous ‘Wool’ Church and the stately homes of Kentwell Hall and Melford Hall (NT) are just on the other side of the Green.

To find out all the pubs, Restaurants, walks, villages and much more in order of distance from Romney please click here

Supermarkets and shops are within a 10 minute drive.

The famous village of Lavenham ‘England’s best preserved Medieval Village’ is just 8 miles away.

The pretty village of Clare with its Antique Warehouse and walks round the castle ruins and up the disused railway footpath beside the river is just 2 miles away and always a treat.

There are many great country pubs, some special Gastro pubs like The Crown Inn at Stoke-by-Nayland, The Black Lion in Long Melford and some high quality restaurants like The Great House or The Swan in Lavenham and many more scattered around the local villages.

Please see my Local Guide 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 then a day out at the unspoilt Suffolk Coast is always a lovely trip.

The coast starts just 30 minutes away at Colchester or Ipswich and our favourite beaches and places on the coast are between 70 – 100 minutes away, places like Pin Mill, Nacton, Levington, Orford, Aldeburgh, Frinton, 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 you can feel a million miles away from City life and really relax and enjoy just being part of.


Standard Inclusive Features

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

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

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

Living room: 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, books, games, magazines, local brochures, OS and other maps, folder with our special ‘What To Do’ insiders guide to the local area.

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

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

Bikes: Unfortunately bikes are not provided at this cottage but if you call the office you can pick some up from The old Grove Farm which is just 15 minutes away and cycle round the lovely countryside there.

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

Access Statement



  • Barbeque
  • Bath
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Cats Accepted
  • Central Heating
  • Clothes Airer or Washing Line
  • Clothes Washer
  • Cooker and Hob
  • Dog Friendly
  • Enclosed garden or large dog area
  • Freezer-compartment
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Garden - Enclosed
  • High Chair Provided
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and Board
  • King Size Bed
  • Microwave
  • Off Road Parking
  • Open Fire or Wood Burner
  • Shower, over Bath
  • Smart TV
  • Television
  • Towels Provided
  • Travel Cot Provided
  • Village
  • 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 – 39 mins to cottage

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


What the Guests Say...

  • Sunday, 12th May 2024, Donnie, Claire & Cath:
    Thank you for a lovely weekend at Romney.
    We enjoyed a Sun-filled few days visiting Lavenham, Long Melford and the rolling Suffolk Countryside.
    A breakfast and early evening drinks in the colourful garden was lovely.
    Donnie, Claire & Cath
  • Monday, 19th February 2024, Darren & John:
    Romney is a beautiful and cosy cottage.
    And it was so easy to book!
    The whole process was stress-free, and the team were very friendly and efficient.
    Our stay itself was perfect – thank you !
  • Sunday, 4th February 2024, Emma:
    Lovely house, very clean. Great stay for my friends and our dogs.
  • Sunday, 8th October 2023, Louise:
    Wonderful stay at Romney. Lovely cottage, well equipped with everything we needed for the perfect stay. Thank you Peter & Sue!
  • Friday, 15th September 2023, Wendy & Rob:
    A lovely weeks stay in Romney. Our highlights were a sunny day on Frinton beach where the sea was actually warm (swam twice!). Beth Chatto’s garden, mooching around Bury St Edmunds and a lovely walk to Clare and back. Thank you Peter & Sue, it has been lovely.
  • Monday, 4th September 2023, Christian:
    We stayed at the cottage for a beautiful September weekend. Despite having a troublesome journey here, Peter & Sue welcomed us so warmly, we instantly felt at ease. It is easy to feel at home here as the place is so cosy and decorated with love and attention to detail. Thank you so much!
  • Friday, 25th August 2023, Ruth:
    A fantastic cosy cottage with a beautiful garden. Sue was really helpful and knowledgeable about the area and answered all our questions. Sonny the cat was an added delight!
  • Monday, 31st July 2023, Abigail:
    What a beautiful place. Glorious little garden and a lovely house! We were on there for two nights but had an incredibly comfortable stay. Lovely pub just a few yards walk away, and a little park within sight for the little ones. The hosts were incredibly kind and generous. Even taking our online shop in for us when we’re delayed in arriving! On arrival we were left a delicious cake and a few boxes of cereal, tea, coffee, sugar etc. A real thoughtful touch. The beds are comfy, and everything incredibly clean. They’ve even a stash of toys to keep the littles entertained. I would thoroughly recommend the cottage!
  • Friday, 16th June 2023, Anna:
    The cottage is so pretty! We also really loved the garden and the village itself. We found lots of beautiful walks and met lots of beautiful people. In short we had a wonderful week and we all fell back in love with my home county! Big thanks to Sue & Peter for being marvellous hosts. Loved everything!
  • Sunday, 4th June 2023, Jasmine-Rose:
    Cutest cottage I’ve every seen, lovely garden – even lovelier cat that lurks in it!
  • Friday, 2nd June 2023, Jo & Andy:
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Such a beautiful cottage and full of all of the items we needed! Wonderful – thank you!
  • Friday, 19th May 2023, Carole:
    This accommodation, for us, needs no changes. We loved the ‘back in time’ feel and the perfect little touches. Beautiful textural detail all over the cottage and the village and gardens are just beautiful. Sue & Peter are perfect hosts. Sunny the cat, is an added extra we loved.
  • Monday, 1st May 2023, Marcel:
    We received a warm welcome, everything was neatly explained and we were given a tour of the house. The cottage was cosy, beautiful, authentic, clean and tidy.
  • Friday, 14th April 2023, Jo:
    We had a lovely time at Romney, such a cosy cottage – fully equipped and comfortable. Peter & Sue’s extensive welcom pack and local recommendations were fantastic and so helpful.
  • Monday, 10th April 2023, Emma:
    Beautiful quirky cottage located in an equally beautiful village, lovely traditional features with everything you could need for a stay away with friends of family !
  • Friday, 31st March 2023, Yasmin:
    Very dog friendly (treats and bowls) and beautiful garden. Great open fire and welcoming hosts. Cosy and quirky, lots of hot water. Wood supply great and good value, easy to get warm.
  • Monday, 16th January 2023, Debbie:
    Excellent overall.
  • Friday, 9th December 2022, Ruth:
    We absolutely love staying at Romney. It’s been a real home from home while our house has undergone extensive restoration. That’s almost completed now and we’re sad to think that we might not be staying here so much in the future. Everything was excellent – as always.
  • Monday, 24th October 2022, Rachel & Nick:
    A perfect long weekend in a cosy cottage. Great to have toys and books for children. Everything one could need has been thoughtfully provided. Lovely!
  • Friday, 30th September 2022, Ruth:
    A lovely, clean and comfortable home from home, to which we’ve returned several times and I’m sure we’ll be back! Thank you.
  • Sunday, 25th September 2022, Jane, Jo & Dawn:
    We had a lovely time as a trio of friends reconnecting after three years. Your home really helped us relax and laugh again. The local info and maps were particularly appreciated. It was a very comfy stay. Wish you all the best. Thank you.
  • Friday, 16th September 2022, Lauren:
    Lovely cottage, very welcoming and homely. The lemon cake was delicious.
  • Monday, 12th September 2022, Joan & William:
    A “dear little cottage”. Well equipped, clean and well cared for. Everything was most satisfactory.
  • Sunday, 7th August 2022, Ruth:
    Another delightful, relaxing stay at the cosy and comfortable Romney. We particularly enjoyed spending time in the lovely walled garden in this lovely weather, in the shade of the grapevine growing over the verandah, where we were frequently joined by the owners’ friendly cat. “I said we’d be back…”
  • Sunday, 31st July 2022, Chris:
    Beautiful cottage, very peaceful and everything that’s needed for a relaxing stay including a pretty walled garden. Sue & Peter were very welcoming and the cottage really exceeded any expectations. Thanks for the lemon drizzle cake 😊
  • Friday, 22nd July 2022, Clare & Imogen:
    Fantastic stay, a lovely cottage in a charming village!
  • Friday, 15th July 2022, Charlotte:
    Beautiful quaint cottage in a lovely Suffolk village, would highly recommend. Great communication. Lovely garden to use and sit out in on a hot summer evening. Lots of nice pubs in walking distance. We had a lovely time.
  • Monday, 27th June 2022, Carol:
    Lovely cottage in a beautiful village. Friendly, helpful hosts and garden secure enough for our dogs.
  • Friday, 10th June 2022, Amy:
    Really enjoyed our days away in your beautiful cottage for my daughter’s wedding. Everything was beautiful and quaint. Thank you Sue for the balloons they made everything so special. We now have somany special and treasured memories. So, so happy.  P.s. loved the cat x
  • Friday, 3rd June 2022, Robert & Sarah:
    What a wonderful few days in Suffolk. We loved staying at this cosy cottage with a beautiful garden and such kind hosts. We walked to Clare and enjoyed tea at the Old Station. Would recommend the National Racing Museum in Newmarket and Walberswick for crabbing! Friendly hosts at The Bull with some ghost stories and an equally friendly welcome at the village shop and pub overlooking the green!
  • Sunday, 29th May 2022, Liz:
    As always, a beautiful cottage and a welcome break. It was all lovely – the garden is spectacular and he attention to detail on internal dressing of the cottage is wonderful.
  • Friday, 20th May 2022, Lynda:
    Lovely stay – cottage is comfortable and well equipped. Local pubs all within walking distance are excellent for food. Information booklets in the cottage were very helpful.
  • Friday, 13th May 2022, Ruth & Caroline:
    Romney was spotlessly clean and comfortable, but we enjoyed the added delights of the birds singing in the lovely garden and the visits from the cat. An immaculate and cosy cottage, very comfortable beds too.
  • Friday, 6th May 2022, Andrea & Michael:
    Had a very relaxing stay in Romney. It was a delight to sit and read in the garden with so many birds singing. Sue & Peter very friendly but didn’t invade your privacy. I will be recommending to family and friends. Lovely country cottage would like to return in the winter to try the fire out. Great having Smart TV so didn’t have to bring any devices of our own.
  • Sunday, 24th April 2022, James:
    Sadly, a very short stay in this lovely cottage. Cosy and comfortable – thanks very much!
  • Monday, 18th April 2022, Juliet:
    Romney is a wonderful cosy cottage. The owners have ensured that everything is thought of for a relaxing stay. Cavendish is very picturesque and the locals are friendly and welcoming. Another lovely stay in Suffolk. Thank you.
  • Monday, 11th April 2022, Victoria:
    Had a lovely three night stay at Romney. Everything was perfect and the cottage was unique, quaint but modern at the same time. The welcome basket was lovely and there were lots of supplies e.g. kitchen utensils – very useful.
  • Monday, 28th March 2022, Bob:
    A thoroughly enjoyable stay in this cosy cottage. Romney is well situated for easy access to the beautiful surrounding villages.
  • Sunday, 20th March 2022, Freddy & Sophie:
    Romney was the perfect cosy cottage for our weekend in Suffolk. It’s in a very pretty village with lovely surroundings. Highly recommend. Thank you for having us to stay!
  • Sunday, 6th March 2022, Stephane:
    All great, thank you.
  • Friday, 4th March 2022, Jo & Graham:
    Cosy, warm, welcoming, clean. Very happy 🙂
  • Friday, 18th February 2022, Holly & Christian:
    What a really super little cottage. Thank you both very much for ensuring that the cottage was set up perfectly. Certainly recommend and visit again. Best wishes.
  • Monday, 10th January 2022, Amanda & Tim:
    Thank you so much for allowing us to use your beautiful cottage for a long weekend. We loved relaxing and exploring this amazing village and getting to meet some of the frinedly locals. The food was amazing. We wish you both a safe and healthy New Year.
  • Sunday, 7th November 2021, Stephanie:
    Thank you Sue & Peter. We’ve had a wonderful weekend in your wonderful, warm and cosy cottage. Love all the artistic touches and feels especially homely. The doggy treats and pet information made the four legged guest feel very welcome too.
  • Friday, 29th October 2021, Shirley:
    Cosy Romney in beautiful Suffolk provided a lovely break from the London rat race. Another Grove Cottage well recommended
  • Monday, 25th October 2021, Joanne:
    Wonderful, relaxing long weekend for the four of us. Lovely welcome on arrival and gorgeous lemon cake and homemade marmalade. Romney is a beautiful, quaint cottage made all the more special with the rustic wooden floors and aesthetically pleasing decor. We very much appreciated the personal touches such as the coat hangers, wall art, garlands and soft furnishings. These are the things that make it stand apart from other places we have stayed in. There is so much more to explore and would love to return in the future. Thank you Sue & Peter and the beautiful ‘Romney’
  • Friday, 1st October 2021, Geoff & Sally:
    A very professionally run location, with high standards.
  • Friday, 17th September 2021, James:
    It’s a lovely cottage with a superbly cosy feel. The welcome was the best we have experienced whilst renting cottages.
  • Sunday, 5th September 2021, Martyn:
    Beautiful cottage, stunning location, warm welcome. Probably as near to heaven as it’s possible to get! Difficult to find anything in need of improvement.
  • Friday, 27th August 2021, Peter:
    An excellent break! Loved the cottage and explored the area – Long Melford and Lavenham were beautiful. Enjoyed the seaside and Southwold and Aldeburgh. Cavendish is a great base. First time in Suffolk and loved it and will be back for sure
  • Friday, 2nd August 2021, Jody:
    We loved the chance to get away – such a lovely place to visit and always well maintained. Thanks for another lovely stay
  • Friday, 23rd of July, 2021, Janice:
    Fantastic cottage with small but perfect enclosed garden. Network of footpaths through many fields full of nature – a rare treat these days!
  • Friday, 25th of June, 2021, Graham:
    Superb cottage and amenities, friendly welcome
  • Monday, 31st of May, 2021, Arthur:
    What a wonderful cottage in a lovely setting! We walked part of the Stour Valley path to Clare and back again using one of your excellent guide books. It was perfect! Such small touches really made our stay extra relaxing. it was just a shame that all restaurants so we availed ourselves of your BBQ instead which may have been even better than eating out. Thank you for offering up this cottage to us.
  • Sunday, 23rd of May, 2021, Lotte:
    Beautiful cottage and garden, great stay. Warm welcome from Sue & Peter
  • Sunday, 16th of May, 2021, Rose:
    Lovely welcoming place to stay, very clean and well looked after with so many personal touches.
  • Sunday, 9th of May, 2021, Tony & EJ:
    This is probably our 8th Grove Cottage stay and they all have a lovely cosy feeling, are well appointed and appreciate the welcome pack for a tasty breakfast the first morning. We’ll be back for No.9!
  • Friday, 7th of May, 2021, Susan:
    We found the cottage to be nicely furnished, with comfortable beds and a cosy ambience. Plenty of room to relax and the house was well heated (May weather was cold). The owners were welcoming and informative. The information provided and what to do locally, were impressively well organised. We would whole heartedly recommend to stay here. On, and he garden was very pretty. Genuinely think this is an excellent cottage to holiday in
  • Monday, 3rd of May, 2021, Tara:
    Thoroughly recommend this beautiful cottage. So tasteful in decor and incredibly cosy. What a wonderful welcome too and so helpful. Can’t wait to come again!!
  • Friday, 30th of April, 2021, Alex:
    The toys and the non bio washing products were a great help. Was very kind to let us check in early
  • Sunday, 20th of December, 2020, Stuart & Katy:
    Romney provided us with a perfect weekend break. Cottage was super clean and the cosy fire made for a very relaxing time. Hope to be back. Thank you!
  • Monday, 7th of December, 2020, Stephen & Lyndia:
    Had a wonderful time, cottage was beautiful.
  • Sunday, 1st of November, 2020, Mary Kate:
    Another wonderful stay at a very special cottage
  • Monday, 26th of October, 2020, Jason:
    We didn’t come far but it made us realise that we don’t often venture into Suffolk but this, like Norfolk, is wonderful countryside. The cottage was lovely and cosy and we felt ‘at home’ straight away. Would definitely come again as so much more to explore and do.
  • Sunday, 18th of October, 2020, Elaine:
    Fantastic cottage – extremely well equipped and a beautiful little gem in a wonderful village.
  • Monday, 12th of October, 2020, Marijke:
    Very enjoyable – excellent!
  • Monday, 21st of September, 2020, Bill:
    A great cottage located in an attractive and friendly village. We received a warm welcome and will happily return
  • Sunday, 30th of August, 2020, Diana & Richard:
    The cottage was very comfortable, tastefully decorated with great attention to detail. A perfect break in a delightful village.
  • Thursday, 20th of August, 2020, Karen:
    A lovely cosy cottage with everything you need for a very comfortable stay. Excellent hosts, very accommodating with our early check in. The cottage is spotlessly clean and we would definitely recommend a stay
  • Friday, 31st of July, 2020, Laura & Howard:
    We had a relaxing stay – love coming to Suffolk!
  • Monday, 27th of July, 2020, John:
    Lovely cottage, very appealing on eyes and senses. Well stocked with equipment, everything working. Good feeling here, loved outside under the glass!
  • Monday, 13th of July, 2020, Louise & James:
    Romney is a wonderful cottage, lovingly decorated throughout and even better than the photos. We felt relaxed as soon as we arrived and everything you need for a relaxing break is here. We especially enjoyed eating in the garden, with all the wildlife, just fantastic! Cavendish is a gorgeous village, locals are so friendly. Farm shop is a must! Thank you Sue & Peter – great hosts!
  • Friday, 20th of March, 2020, Virginia & Darren:
    Thank you for allowing us to stay in your wonderful cottage. We enjoyed it immensely.
  • Friday, 28th of February, 2020, Catherine:
    This is our fourth Grove Cottage but our first visit to Romney and it lived up to all our expectations. It’s warm and cosy, a lovely mix of old and new and is very well equipped. The thoughtful personal touches makes it a true home from home.
  • Monday, 17th of February, 2020, Veronica:
    The cottage is beautiful and in an exquisite setting. It is exceptionally well equipped and the welcome pack was excellent. We’ve had a lovely weekend and feel completely relaxed. Thank you
  • Sunday, 2nd of February, 2020, Robert:
    A beautiful cottage and the perfect place to spend a relaxing weekend. Thanks for making us feel so welcome and we’re already looking forward to coming back.
  • Monday, 23rd of December, 2019, Liz:
    We loved our stay at Romney Cottage. We had such a warm welcome from Sue & Peter. The cottage is lovingly and beautifully furnished. We were here for the Christmas week visiting family and were so touched by the Christmas tree and decorations and the welcome basket with Prosecco. We all loved the cottage and playing games by the log fire. Also amazing to have a cot and high chair provided for our two year old. Such a beautiful area
  • Monday, 16th of December, 2019, Matthew:
    We have had a lovely pre Christmas break. The cottage was lovely and cosy and we were made to feel very welcome in the village.
  • Monday, 2nd of December, 2019, Peter:
    We celebrate our anniversary every year in a Grove Cottage and have never been disappointed yet…Romney Cottage is perfect for a long weekend
  • Sunday, 24th of November, 2019, Rob & Jane:
    Sue & Peter, many thanks for the use of Romney – a lovely relaxing time was had by all.
  • Sunday, 10th of November, 2019, Keith:
    I’m going to be very boring and agree with all the positive things everybody else has said about the cottage. It was perfect for our long weekend break.
  • Sunday, 3rd of November, 2019, William & Mary Kate:
    Thank you so much for everything. We had a lovely weekend in your beautiful cottage. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves – this is our second visit here and we hope to be back – it is so cosy and beautiful!
  • Saturday, 26th of October, 2019, Sarah:
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Romney. What a cosy and comfortable place to spend a weekend! We received a warm welcome from Sue and were grateful for the wonderful basket of supplies. Cavendish is a beautiful village. I am sure we will be back to explore the Suffolk countryside further. All of the beds were very comfortable and the cottage is very well equipped for all the needs of a family. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into making the house as practical and enjoyable as possible. Thank you.
  • Friday, 18th of October, 2019, Rachel:
    This was a birthday treat and what a lovely treat it was! Beautiful cottage in a lovely area. The cottage is so well resourced and the owners are so welcoming, they came to check that we were settled in. We would definitely recommend this cottage! All fantastic 🙂
  • Monday, 5th of August, 2019, Will & Robert:
    Really lovely cottage with comfortable beds. Thanks for the bacon and eggs which made a delicious breakfast. Went on lots of walks in and around Cavendish. Overall a really enjoyable long weekend. Thank you
  • Friday, 26th of July, 2019, Denis:
    First of all this box is not big enough to publish all our positive comments, but in a nutshell, fantastic holiday cottage, area has you busy every day. Hosts were the nicest people we have ever met at a holiday let.
  • Friday, 12th of July, 2019, Lisa & John:
    Who needs to go abroad?! We’ve enjoyed two weeks of fantastic weather in an absolutely fabulous cottage, in a beautiful picturesque village. Many thanks for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home, so worth our 1,000 mile round journey to go here and back!
  • Friday, 21st of June, 2019, Stephen & Tina:
    A warm welcome from Sue, a very nice food hamper that we enjoyed. The cottage is well appointed, everything you could need. We loved sitting in the garden having breakfast and a glass of wine or two in the evenings. The lights around the garden are very pretty.
  • Monday, 3rd of June, 2019, Christine:
    We have been thoroughly and delightfully impressed by the warm welcome from our “hosts” Sue and Peter, as well as the high standard of the cottage. Absolutely no stone had been left unturned as we couldn’t fault anything! We’ll be back here certainly and will try out some other cottages in the Grove portfolio.
  • Friday, 31st of May, 2019, Sarah & Richard:
    We absolutely loved our stay in Romney. From the gorgeous garden to Well Appointed Cottage, all was perfect. Sue & Peter are wonderful and thoughtful hosts. Thank you.
  • Sunday, 12th of May, 2019, Elaine:
    Beautiful cottage! Home from home. Wished we didn’t have to leave so soon. Perfect!
  • Monday, 15th of April, 2019, Christina:
    Romney is just perfect. Well equipped for all your needs. We made full use of the garden as the weather was kind to us. Everything here is quality. The information packs are very well put together, would highly recommend to anyone thinking of visiting the area. This is probably the only cottage I would be able to give such high scores to out of the many we have stayed in. Grove Cottages came highly recommended to us and Romney has not disappointed
  • Thursday, 11th of April, 2019, John:
    Had a wonderful short break in Cavendish. The house was cosy and furnished to a very high standard. The garden is a real suntrap. Plenty to do and see without having to drive far. Everything lived up to our expectations or exceeded them. Booking was easy and the house was perfect with lots of nice touches. I would recommend it without reservation to friends and family
  • Monday, 25th of March, 2019, Neil:
    Many thanks for a wonderful long weekend at Romney – what a lovely house – so welcoming and beautifully styled and everything thought of. A great way to celebrate 10 years married with out 1 year old daughter!! Many thanks.
  • Sunday, 10th of March, 2019, Sue, John, Stuart & Kim:
    Spent a fabulous birthday weekend in your lovely cottage – a real home from home. Romney is a quaint, comfortable and well equipped cottage and you made us feel very welcome! The area is beautiful and we enjoyed a lovely walk across (wind swept!) fields, ending up, of course, in the Three Bells! Many thanks.
  • Sunday, 17th of February, 2019, Leo & Mandy:
    Romney is a beautiful cottage with everything you can think of included to make life comfortable. Thank you for a warm welcome and all the food goodies which we really appreciated. Beautiful sunshine today – we’re off to Flatford Mill. Lovely cream tea at Antiques & Interiors in Clare – we recommend! Thank you for everything.
  • Sunday, 20th of January, 2019, Tom & Janaki:
    What a beautiful cottage! So much thought has gone into Romney, making it the perfect getaway for our lovely family. We’ll definitely be back
  • Monday, 14th of January, 2019, Terri & Howard:
    Romney is a home from home. Beautifully furnished, quaint, quirky and cosy, in an idyllic location. We loved our stay here and will be back.
  • Monday, 7th of January, 2019, Maria:
    Romney is an absolute delight, perfect place to get away from it all. Lovely villages, walks and cycle rides – something for everybody. Superb, wanted for nothing, everything catered for.
  • Friday, 4th of January, 2019, Louise:
    Lovely stay – beautiful and immaculately clean cottage. Thanks very much.
  • Monday, 31st of December, 2018, Gill & Steve:
    The cottage has everything you could need or want for a lovely relaxing break. Everything was exceptional -:)
  • Sunday, 18th of November, 2018, Alison:
    Fantastic cottage and hosts. We would thoroughly recommend Romney to others
  • Monday, 12th of November, 2018, Jonathan:
    Thank you for our wonderful stay at Romney. The cottage was charming and immaculate – we had everything we could possibly need and the beds were incredibly comfy. Perfect getaway location to relax and explore the local villages by foot or bike. Thanks for a lovely stay. Just perfect!
  • Monday, 5th of November, 2018, Eve:
    Excellent cottage, lovely village
  • Monday, 29th of October, 2018, Lucy & Matthew:
    Romney is well appointed, beautiful and has many thoughtful details. Ideal for the discerning romantic! Places rarely exceed our expectations -:) thank you!
  • Friday, 26th of October, 2018, Tracie, Ann & Zoe:
    An amazing few days here at Romney. Really impressed with the cottage facilities. Really loved Lavenham, especially the Weavers spa!
  • Sunday, 14th of October, 2018, John:
    Very nice cottage to be thoroughly recommended.
  • Monday, 8th of October, 2018, Caroline:
    A beautiful cosy cottage and garden with everything we could have possibly needed and more! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Romney, it was just about perfect.
  • Monday, 1st of October, 2018, Clare:
    Fabulous cottage in a beautiful setting – thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. All excellent.
  • Friday, 14th of September, 2018, Grant & Hannah:
    Romney was perfect – great location, well equipped and very comfortable. Lovely welcome and introductions packs very comprehensive. Fantastic walks and pubs in beautiful Suffolk.
  • Tuesday, 28th of August, 2018, Brian, Jo & Phoebe:
    Super cottage, very well equipped. Thank you for the welcome package too! Enjoyed our stay
  • Saturday, 25th of August, 2018, Naomi:
    Beautiful and immaculate cottage. This is the most well equipped cottage we have stayed in. You really have thought of everything
  • Friday, 3rd of August, 2018, Tracey & Leon:
    Beautiful cottage and garden – everything you need for a short break. A warm welcome and everything needed was supplied
  • Friday, 27th of July, 2018, Maxine:
    It’s a lovely cottage, I love the kitchen and verandah. It’s perfect for us with lots of great walks from the door.
  • Sunday, 15th of July, 2018, Gemma:
    Really warm welcome and a lovely cottage. We had a wonderful time, thank you. Lovely welcome by the host with a thorough show around. Lovely cottage and community. Loved the welcome basket for us and the dog!
  • Sunday, 8th of July, 2018, Lorna:
    Very comfortable. All necessities available. Thank you for the cot, stair gate, extras and all the toys!
  • Friday, 15th of June, 2018, Barry & Chris:
    Thank you so much both of you for the lovely welcome. The roses in the garden have been spectacular and your home is lovely. Everything was excellent – thank you again
  • Monday, 21st of May, 2018, Andrew & Lucy:
    We couldn’t have enjoyed our stay more! The cottage is lovely, so well equipped, thank you! We spent a lot of time in the exceptional garden, the perfect place to sit and relax after a day of walking, and a couple of drinks in the great pubs nearby! The welcome was very warm and we felt comfortable from the minute we arrived (thank you). We hope to return very soon and stay longer to do all the things we didn’t manage in our weekend. Thank you once again Peter & Sue.
  • Sunday, 13th of May, 2018, Jim & Alison:
    We have had a lovely stay in your very cosy cottage. The walled garden is a very calm and relaxing area. Thank you for the great welcome pack and the gorgeous flower display in the kitchen. Lots of lovely touches in every room and a well stocked kitchen area. Hope to meet you both next time….
  • Friday, 20th of April, 2018, Martin:
    The owners greeted us and explained where everything was. The welcome pack was extremely generous – the best we have every received
  • Friday, 6th of April, 2018, Jason:
    Lovely cottage in a beautiful village with great pubs.
  • Sunday, 1st of April, 2018, Richard:
    A perfect relaxing weekend in a cosy cottage – thank you
  • Sunday, 18th of February, 2018, Sally & Jamie:
    Thank you for a really lovely weekend. The cottage is beautiful and the welcome was excellent
  • Monday, 5th of February, 2018, Nicola & Charlie:
    Thank you so much for a lovely weekend. We really enjoyed the cottage and exploring Cavendish and Clare. We had a great meal at The Bell and at The George and really enjoyed the walk from Cavendish to Clare. Thank you again, the cottage is so cosy and welcoming
  • Monday, 29th of January, 2018, Daff & Daryl:
    You have an absolutely perfect cottage. We both thoroughly enjoyed our weekend away relaxing in front of the fire. It truly is a home from home and you’ve thought of everything. Our favourite Grove Cottage to date and we look forward to visiting Romney again. Many thanks
  • Saturday, 13th of January, 2018, Chris & Carolyn:
    A very relaxing weekend catching up with friends. The 8 mile circular walk to Clare was perfect and a meal at The George went down very well too! Thanks.
  • Monday, 8th of January, 2018, Charlotte & James:
    Thank you for such a lovely stay. A wonderful home from home where we have enjoyed board games by the fire, the time to cook and very comfy beds. The Bull was very child friendly and we all 4 loved the 7 mile walk to Clare and back. Now we are ready for 2018! Very many thanks.
  • Saturday, 30th of December, 2017, Alexandra:
    Romney is a delightful, cosy cottage equipped with everything we needed. Sue & Peter were lovely hosts, we particularly enjoyed pom pom making! Cavendish is lovely and we recommend the food at The George and The Bull!
  • Friday, 29th of December, 2017, Paul:
    We have had a wonderful Christmas here. We were very touched by the welcome package and by the extra touches, such as flowers and lovely Christmas decorations. Everything was thought of to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable. Well done Peter & Sue you have done a truly great job here!
  • Monday, 4th of December, 2017, Barry:
    A lovely cottage in a lovely village. A small well conducted operation! Well done to both of you. Had a great time – we will be back!
  • Monday, 20th of November, 2017, Julie:
    Romney is such a charming, cosy cottage with everything catered for. The attention to detail was exceptional. We spent our evenings relaxing on a comfy sofa in front of a roaring fire – what could be more enjoyable.
  • Sunday, 12th of November, 2017, Deborah:
    Cosy cottage, lovely fire, good base for exploring. We had a lovely stay.
  • Monday, 6th of November, 2017, Malcolm:
    From years of staying in 4* cottages, Romney has to be the cleanest and has the most attention to detail, for a comfortable visit! Best equipped kitchen! A wonderful cottage!
  • Sunday, 15th of October, 2017, Viv:
    This is a perfect little escape – cosy, full of character and charm. We would love to come back
  • Sunday, 8th of October, 2017, Giverny:
    Thanks very much for a wonderful weekend.
  • Sunday, 1st of October, 2017, Susanna:
    A lovely cottage to escape to for a totally relaxed weekend away from busy lives. We used the information provided to take a pretty walk through the fields. On our return we sat in the garden, which is beautiful and full of autumn colour. We especially enjoyed the cosy feel of the front room in the evening – thank you!
  • Friday, 29th of September, 2017, Frances & John:
    We have had a lovely week. Romney is very thoughtfully decorated and cared for by Sue & Peter. The cottage is in a great place for walks and days out. Lots of maps and files for ideas of things to do – good local pubs
  • Friday, 22nd of September, 2017, Kerstin:
    We’ve had a lovely time here at Romney. A cottage so full of character. We really like to come to Suffolk and we very much hope that we can visit again soon…thank you for having us!
  • Monday, 28th of August, 2017, Tracey:
    Great cottage, very personal touches and everything catered for
  • Friday, 25th of August, 2017, Pauline:
    The admin was completely trouble free and the cottage was perfect
  • Friday, 18th of August, 2017, Rob:
    Beautiful cottage with everything thought of. An absolutely lovely place to stay, and we really appreciated the toys left for our son to play with, and the lovely garden.
  • Sunday, 30th of July, 2017, Meinir:
    Romney is a beautiful cottage which is deceptively spacious. It is extremely well equipped and extremely comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the garden and greatly appreciated the generous welcome basket. Cavendish is a wonderful base and a beautiful village. I would highly recommend a stay at Romney. The information files were the best I have seen and Sue & Peter very kindly came to meet us, to explain how everything worked. This is the second Grove Cottage we have stayed in and were, once more extremely happy – thank you!
  • Friday, 21st of July, 2017, John & Angela:
    What a delightful cottage! We all had a great time on holiday in Suffolk, made all the better by having a fabulous base. Lovely features and a homely touch. Thank you for your hospitality.
  • Friday, 30th of June, 2017, Diane:
    Wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage! We all had a great time – thank you.
  • Sunday, 25th of June, 2017, Maxine:
    A warm welcome, cosy welcoming and characterful cottage. Lots of lovely walks from the door. Sue’s charming needlework helps to make the cottage a home from home.
  • Monday, 22nd of May, 2017, Alison:
    Lovely time! Friendly village and the garden was a delight.
  • Friday, 19th of May, 2017, Maureen & Ann:
    We received a very warm welcome from Sue & Peter. Romney was excellent in every way and we thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing time here. Romney was a delight to stay in and the breakfast basket and garden being added bonuses.
  • Monday, 1st of May, 2017, Tina:
    We have often stayed in cottages and would rate this as the best in terms of the care that’s been put into making us feel cared for – every wish was anticipated! It’s beautifully decorated and everything is well thought through, so it was easy to unwind and relax. Thank you.
  • Thursday, 13th of April, 2017, Alex:
    Beautifully cosy cottage with so much to do around for the family. Wonderful welcome too!
  • Friday, 7th of April, 2017, Natasha:
    Lovely stay. The cottage catered for all our needs. Both adults and children enjoyed their stay.
  • Sunday, 2nd of April, 2017, Manisha:
    Perfect getaway from busy London! We absolutely loved Romney. You guys were very welcoming and helpful. Thank you so much xx
  • Monday, 13th of March, 2017, William & Marylyn:
    Ideal base for visiting family. Well appointed cottage and a very warm welcome.
  • Sunday, 19th of February, 2017, Glenys & Michael:
    Love Grove Cottages – stayed in 2 now! Many thanks for your hospitality. We have had such a lovely stay with our granddaughter – she loved the toys especially. Very comfortable bed and linen and well equipped – a warm and cosy cottage. Many thanks again.
  • Monday, 13th of February, 2017, Roy & Pat:
    The month has flown for us in your cosy cottage. We have loved every minute, thank you Peter & Sue. Your attention to detail was perfect, a true home from home. Bella & Barney behaved themselves and enjoyed the country walks. Thanks again for everything.
  • Friday, 6th of January, 2017, Lisa & Michael:
    Thank you Sue & Peter for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage – a home from home. We were very comfortable in Cavendish, good central location for visiting the area, also it is now time to go back to reality! Thank you again, will be telling our friends about Romney.
  • Friday, 30th of December, 2016, Peter:
    We have had a wonderful week at your beautiful cottage over the Christmas period. Thank you so much for such a relaxing stay!
  • Monday, 12th of December, 2016, Adrian:
    Wonderfully decorated and homely cottage.
  • Sunday, 4th of December, 2016, Sue:
    Perfect for our needs, comfy, warm, in village. Lovely hosts and great facilities. Home from home….
  • Monday, 28th of November, 2016, David & Cynthia:
    Had a great relaxing time.
  • Sunday, 20th of November, 2016, Jacqueline:
    Very spacious and well presented cottage in a pretty village. Central location to numerous places of interest. A very warm welcome from Sue & Peter. All in all we had a relaxing time and even managed the help the local economy with shopping trips all over!
  • Monday, 14th of November, 2016, U-Glen:
    Thank you Peter & Sue for hosting us at Romney over the weekend. We had a very enjoyable time and hope to come back again in the future!
  • Monday, 31st of October, 2016, Keith & Helen:
    Lovely relaxing weekend in a beautiful cottage. So pleased it got chilly enough to light the fire! Thanks Sue & Peter for making us so welcome. A beautiful cottage, lovely decor and furnishings and a very comfy bed. Loved the open fire! Didn’t want to leave -:(
  • Friday, 28th of October, 2016, Paul:
    We had a great time, the cottage is lovely and our boys enjoyed playing chess and millionaire. Lovely village, enjoyed days out to an Anglo Saxon village and the Colne Railway museum. Thanks for a lovely stay in your cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed our first breakfast -:)
  • Friday, 21st of October, 2016, Mary:
    Loved the stay in your wonderful cottage. Thanks also for the nice welcome.
  • Sunday, 9th of October, 2016, Briony & Philip:
    We have had a lovely stay in your gorgeous cosy cottage. It was very comfortable and welcoming – we really appreciated the little touches that made it so welcoming. Thank you.
  • Friday, 7th of October, 2016, Jill:
    A lovely comfortable cottage, thoughtfully furnished and well stocked.
  • Friday, 30th of September, 2016, Linda & Alan:
    We have had a thoroughly lovely week in Romney Cottage. We have been to some beautiful places – Lavenham, Cambridge, Long Melford, Clare and Bury St Edmunds. The people are so friendly and very helpful. Peter & Sue are excellent hosts and have made the cottage truly home from home. Many thanks.
  • Friday, 16th of September, 2016, Kate:
    The cottage isn’t like a rental – it’s like staying at a friends home. Everything thought of – perfect!
  • Wednesday, 31st of August, 2016, Susie & Louis:
    We were privileged to be your first American guests – thanks so much for providing a lovely welcome, all the support and advise and a really love, cosy cottage. We had a wonderful visit to your village and this beautiful region of England.
  • Friday, 5th of August, 2016, Keith:
    As always, a well appointed cottage with the character features we enjoy. A beautifully set out cottage with all the comforts we could need.
  • Thursday, 28th of July, 2016, June:
    Attention to detail has been excellent and added an extra special touch. The cottage has been refurbished/furnished in keeping with it’s age whilst maintaining comfort and modern day expectations.
  • Saturday, 16th of July, 2016, Gillian:
    Fabulous cottage so beautifully presented covering every need – wonderful location. Excellent, could not fault it in any way.
  • Friday, 8th of July, 2016, Nicola:
    Gorgeous cottage with every detail thought through. We loved our week here, the interiors are clearly lovingly put together and the owners textile artworks around the cottage are a wonderful touch. It surpasses expectation.
  • Friday, 1st of July, 2016, Jonathan & Charlotte:
    You are doing a great job. Thank you for the warm welcome, but also all the hard work and consideration you’ve obviously put into Romney; it’s a beautiful property inside and out. The place was immaculate and so well equipped from the proper tea (and proper sized mugs and wine glasses), through to the very well stocked larder. We appreciated the strawberries and the kids toys – we couldn’t have wanted for more. You’ve very quickly become one of our favourite Grove Cottages and we hope we will see you again soon. Thank you!
  • Thursday, 30th of June, 2016, Derek & Pauline:
    You are warm and friendly hosts with a superb spotless cottage with all home comforts. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Many thanks!
  • Sunday, 26th of June, 2016, Karen & Chris:
    What a little gem! Comfortable and cosy, a lovely place for a short break.
  • Monday, 6th of June, 2016, Charlotte & Paul:
    We have had a truly wonderful two weeks staying at Romney., The attention to detail has completely blown us away and we straight away felt like we were at home! The beds were so comfortable and it was a wonderful place for us to stay with our 2 small children. Thanks again and hopefully we will be back one day.
  • Sunday, 29th of May, 2016, Irene & John:
    Romney has been a home from home for us. Thank you for your warm hospitality and hope to see you soon x


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