A Sweet Little Flax Workers Cottage With A Beautiful Open Fire in a Picturesque Village
Spadgers is very, very cosy. With a great open log fire and a pretty enclosed garden set in the wonderful village of Long Melford – famous for its unspoiled medieval high Street and the TV series Lovejoys.
A Sweet Little Flax Workers Cottage With A Beautiful Open Fire in a Picturesque Village
Spadgers is very, very cosy. With a great open log fire and a pretty enclosed garden set in the wonderful village of Long Melford – famous for its unspoiled medieval high Street and the TV series Lovejoys.
Spadgers is a really sweet little flax worker cottage in a terrace of 18th Century grade II listed cottages. Situated in the bustling Medieval Village of Long Melford made famous by the TV series Lovejoys.
Spadgers is one of our cosiest holiday cottages and has direct access to countryside footpaths from its back garden.
The second bedroom can be used for a third guest for an at a cost of £60.00.
Cottage Walk Through
As Spadgers is in a busy village those seeking a more quiet retreat should note that we may have other cottages better suited. On the other hand being in such a historic village location, this cottage is really perfect for those who want to be just a stroll away from great pubs, restaurants, stately homes, antique warehouses and interesting shops; with lovely countryside walks straight from its back garden.
The Cottage has bags of character, you enter straight into the main room with its lovely brick floor, beams and a cosy open log fire. There is an open staircase winding round the dining area and a door way into the kitchen.
The kitchen is not big but well laid out and equipped, it has a breakfast bar overlooking the pretty garden, which is a haven for birdlife.
There is a nice modern downstairs bathroom with a bath and shower over the bath.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms – a double and a single.
Sorry, but the steep open stairs mean that the owners do not want to accept babies or children – and those who are less than ‘able’ should be aware of this feature of a historic cottage.
But we are happy to accept up to 2 well behaved doggies – charges apply at £20 per pet for up to 7 nights.
The sunny garden is one of the big attractions to this cottage, being totally enclosed and backing onto a footpath that leads directly out into the fields – ideal for doggies, and walks.
There is seating, bikes and a BBQ provided.
This is a lovely cottage to explore Long Melford and the best that Suffolk has to offer.
Spadgers is located on the outskirts of the bustling Medieval village of Long Melford, just off the beautiful “Green” with its wonderful Wool Church. It is a really beautifully preserved medieval village full of quaint old shops, pubs and restaurants and two big stately houses:
- 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”
Spadgers is a former artisan cottage, Grade 2 listed as part of the local architectural and historical heritage. It dates back to 1730’s.
Renovation to the main house and repairs are done with traditional and reclaimed sympathetic materials like the reclaimed wood panelling, new ledged and braced doors, and traditional lime washed paint, and always locally sourced materials from our nearby recycling centre, inside and out.
We have retained the open fire as a feature of the cottage to allow adequate and natural ventilation through the year and allow a roaring fire in the colder months. Smokeless coal of course, but mainly logs which are a natural by-product of local wood management.
We use many method/ecover products when possible, and try to refill your plastic where we can, eg washing up liquid and reed diffusers.
We encourage guests to explore the local area by bicycle or foot. We provide cycles to allow you to feel the not so gentle slopes in the area, rather than rely on a car.
The advantage of walking is not necessarily a compromise in allowing some rewards. The village has plenty of watering holes on the way, all offering sustenance too.
The garden is bird friendly, we sometimes cheat offering food as a bribe with a regular array of visitors to our garden. We encourage you to feed the blackbirds with sultanas and bird food is kept in the shed to put out.
We try to maintain a garden with all year interest to encourage bees and other visitors to our garden.
The open fields and river course accessed from our back gate lead to network of walks through tended and wild landscape giving a chance to see bats, badgers, fox, hare, rabbits, deer and an amazing array of birds.
On foot there are a network of footpaths to explore, including an old railway line to Lavenham, now a nature trail you can pick up from near the local pub, a short walk across the green.
If trains are your fancy, a working remnant of the old railway still runs from nearby Sudbury to Marks Tey, connecting to London, Ipswich and Norwich. It is a very picturesque journey in a sunny day.
There are also limited buses from the village, but they can get you to the major villages and towns nearby like Sudbury, Lavenham and Bury St Edmunds.
We encourage visitors to take advantage of Willow Tree Farm Shop, a short drive or cycle ride away near Glemsford. And there are many more Farm Shops to be found in the nearby environs.
There are also many artisan food shops in the area. Unfortunately as elsewhere, things change, but a bit of looking and regular local craft and produce markets always allows good quality produce to be found, and new discoveries.
The famous village of Lavenham ‘England’s best preserved Medieval Village’ is just 5 miles away and the area immortalised by England’s renowned Landscape Painter ; John Constable and known as ‘Constable Country’ is right beside us as Long Melford was the furthest that the barges that Constable painted could get up stream.
There are many great country pubs, some special Gastro pubs like The Crown Inn at Stoke by Nayland and some high quality restaurants like The Great House or The Swan in Lavenham. Scutchers just opposite us and the Black Lion on our corner overlooking the Village Green.
Please see my 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 then a day out at the unspoilt Suffolk Coast is always a lovely trip.
The coast starts just 30 minutes away near Colchester or Ipswich and our favourite beaches and places on the coast are between 50 – 70 minutes away, places like Pin Mill, Nacton, Levington, Orford, Aldeburgh, Dunwich, Southwold and Mersea 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.
Bikes: Please check with me that these are available before you arrive to avoid disappointment if they are in for maintenance
Up to 2 Well behaved Dogs are always welcome, charges apply at £20 per pet for up to 7 nights.
- Bed Linen Provided
- Bikes Provided
- Central Heating
- Clothes Airer or Washing Line
- Clothes Dryer
- Clothes Washer
- Cooker and Hob
- Dog Friendly
- Enclosed garden or large dog area
- Garden - Enclosed
- Ground Floor Bath
- Ground Floor Toilet
- Internet Access
- Iron and Board
- Off Road Parking
- Open Fire or Wood Burner
- Shower, over Bath
- Towels Provided
What the Guests Say...
Had a lovely stay here at Spadgers.
Loved the garden and the variety of wildlife that visited.
The Cottage was small but well equipped for all our needs.
Our dogs felt at home and so did we.
Lovely stay in a very cosy little cottage with a nice hamper on arrival.
Well located for dog walks and a lovely variety of wildlife in the back garden.
Although small, this cottage is remarkably well-equipped and roomy – the owners have done incredibly well at fitting it out.
Beds are comfortable, shower has good pressure and plenty of hot water and the heating, when required, is simple to use and effective.
The cottage has a beautiful garden with plenty of birds and we even saw two young rabbits!
There is plenty to do in the area and Long Melford itself seemed to be quite a vibrant and active community.
Had a really nice, chilled time in this lovely, spotlessly clean little cottage.
Lovely Cottage with everything you need for a short break.
Compact but delightful.
The walks from the front door are fantastic.
A wonderful stay and a very special location! Thank you.
Brilliant! Wonderful week in Long Melford. Loved staying at Spadgers – the perfect getaway!
A beautiful cottage and exquisite private garden, full of beautiful birds! A very happy place and we so appreciated how clean it was. Thank you. The bird feeders such a plus – thank you!
Spadgers is a delightful, well appointed cottage with a secluded garden and much to offer in the way of comfort and local attractions. A wonderful opportunity to get away whilst not being in too remote surroundings
Brilliant! Wonderful week in Long Melford. Loved staying at Spadgers – the perfect getaway
We enjoyed a very comfortable stay, Cottage is in a great location with great pubs and restaurants nearby, and two stately homes. Plenty of local walks and beautiful villages to visit. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Spadgers to friends and family and to return in the future. We couldn’t fault the cottage. Very grateful for the welcome basket. Thank you! Wifi was great.
We loved our 4 night break away at Spadgers to celebrate our silver anniversary. Plenty of local walks/interest including the ‘gap in the wall’ footpath access. Cosy with comfy sofas and real fire…great for any grown up cub scouts/guides!
Another amazing and relaxing weekend with Grove Cottages! Spadgers was so cosy and quaint. Loved every minute and we can’t wait to come again. All perfect! -:)
It’s hard not to completely fall in love with this cottage. The minute you arrive it felt instantly like home, the fire was on in under five mins and we didn’t much move from there. Perfect spot to relax and enjoy the quiet.
Lovely little cottage – great fireplace. Thank you for a lovely stay
This is our second visit to Spadgers. It is a perfect autumn escape, cosiness and comfort. Extremely cosy, comfortable and everything you need. Thank you
A small cottage very well decorated and perfectly comfortable, providing the delightful atmosphere one expects in such a place
Fabulous welcome, beautiful cosy cottage, we absolutely loved everything! We were torn between venturing out and exploring and staying in the cottage! Cannot fault a single thing and can’t wait to book another weekend away with The Grove. Thank you for a fabulous perfect weekend, wish we could stay longer
Cottage very cosy, totally relaxed!
A delightful cottage with a pretty garden
Spadgers is as cute as can be with a wonderful ‘secret’ and private cottage garden.
Lovely cottage, well equipped with lovely garden leading onto walks across the fields – ideal with our two dogs
Spadgers is a delightful cottage, well laid out and well equipped. We especially enjoyed the garden and found both the outside seating and the window seating in the kitchen, really helped us to enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of the garden
Very comfortable and cosy cottage
Nice welcome, lovely cottage, nice location
A lovely, cosy little cottage – perfect for a weekend getaway. Thank you
It was a most enjoyable stay. Thank you
Had a lovely, peaceful weekend at Spadgers. A real ‘home from home’! Enjoyed lots of walks in fresh air, feeding the birds/other wildlife in the garden, was a highlight. Drove out to Aldeburgh to give Rusty a run out on the beach – well worth a visit. Thanks Spadgers – we’ll be back
We had a wonderful time. Lovely cosy cottage, perfect for a weekend getaway
We are sorry to cut short our intended break because we have enjoyed the cottage and surrounding countryside. Sitting in the garden sipping a glass of wine and watching the birds at the feeder on Christmas Day, seems quite unreal. We will try to come back to this area int he summer.
We really loved the fire and opted to stay in for a large part of the weekend, because we felt so warm and relaxed in the cottage. Loved the idea of feeding the birds. Having stuff for breakfast made us feel really welcome
Cosy, quaint cottage on the edge of one of Suffolk’s many picturesque villages. A fantastic place to unwind
Lovely cottage, really relaxing. Beautiful fireplace, lovely garden.
Fantastic cottage, great location, excellent service
Short weekend getaway, lovely cosy cottage. Great location for local sight seeing. Recommend both The Black Lion and Scutchers for dinner. Heading home fully relaxed
A real opportunity to enjoy an old but lovely cottage,, with an atmosphere and comforts that only encourage one to relax, and feel refreshed and re- energised. The Cottage is a gem, cosy, warm and welcoming. The Welcome basket was very welcome too 🙂
Love the breakfast bar that overlooks the garden, lovely to sit for meals watching birds with some classical form. Walks from the back garden gate a bonus with 2 dogs. Loved listening to church bells. Comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen. We had a lovely time.
Lovely cottage, nice secluded garden, good interior, lovely bed
Lovely cottage in a great location for mooching around shops and walking across the fields. Enjoyed our ‘wildlife’ breakfasts just sitting watching the birds in the garden. A very relaxing break. Thank you
A beautiful cottage perfect for slow summer evenings. Thank you so much Karen for the beautifully prepared cottage.
Delightful, cosy cottage. Lovely friendly welcome from Karen. Loved making a fire int he cosy living room. Comfortable bed and generally charming, characterful and well appointed. Superbly located. Long Melford is beautiful and we enjoyed the proximity to Lavenham.
Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful area. Excellent welcome pack. A treat to sit in the secluded garden watching the wildlife.
Delightful cottage, warm, cosy and quaint – will be returning. Best welcome basket we have ever received.
Really enjoyable and relaxing long weekend, away from work and a busy family life
Really comfortable, cosy cottage with all the facilities you could need. Beautiful area with lots of great pubs and coffee shops
A really warm lovely character cottage with inviting open fire, bird abundant garden and comfortable beds. All you need for a dog friendly cottage bread
We couldn’t have had a more wonderful way to see in the New Year, than we have had at Spadgers – just perfect! Thank you so much and we wish you a very Happy 2019! Absolutely perfect -:)
Lovely cottage!! Another fabulous cottage as expected. Grove Cottages don’t disappoint
Third visit to Grove Cottages. As usual splendid accommodation. We shall look forward to our next visit
A lovely cottage in the perfect village for walks, open fire, pubs and general relaxation! We had an amazing time, thank you!!!
Another relaxing stay at Spadgers, lovely walks with the dogs. Had afternoon tea at the Black Lion which was really nice. Looking forward to our next visit
Lovely cottage, perfectly positioned for our short stay with our two dogs. Very comfy and cosy
Second time we have used Grove Cottages. Lovely cosy cottage, the fire was perfect as the nights are getting chilly. The cottage has got the personal touch – exactly what a cosy little cottage should. Nice short stroll into Long Melford beside the green passing by Melford Hall.
Lovely cottage and garden. Relaxing break with our two dogs.
A very cosy little cottage, ideal for us and our 2 dogs. Fantastic to be able to walk from the door with the dogs. Well equipped, comfortable bed, fluffy towels, all very welcome
Thanks so much – we had a fantastic time. Barbecues and log fires – what more could you ask? Hope to return soon
Just spent a wonderful weekend at Spadgers for our Ruby wedding anniversary. Welcome basket lasted the whole weekend (which included a celebratory bottle of wine) much appreciated! Eating breakfast by the kitchen window watching all the birds was a true delight. Great location for everything. This is our 4th Grove Cottage break, we aim to try them all!
Thank you for a lovely holiday last week in Spadgers. The cottage and garden were lovely and the proximity to the Black Lion meant we just had to eat there a couple of times!
Enjoyed the week and had great weather. Cottage well situated for travelling to places of interest in the area of South Suffolk and North Essex. Amazed at how beautiful the area is. So many lovely villages and places of interest
The cottage is cosy and comfortable. An ideal place to enjoy countryside walks and strolls along Long Melford’s Hall Street. There are lots of places to enjoy eating out or just enjoying a coffee break. Thank you Grove Cottages for your excellent service and communication. We continue to enjoy our annual stay at Spadgers.
Characterful cottage with pretty garden. Well equipped with super welcome basket of breakfast provisions. Good location with an easy walk into Long Melford.
Lovely cosy cottage close to all amenities, with plenty of dog walks within easy reach
Lovely cottage in a great location – highly recommend
A beautiful cottage in an exquisite setting
Lovely weekend, nice, warm cosy cottage. We loved Long Melford!
Lovely cottage, good location. Everything that you need for a comfortable stay in pleasant surroundings. Felt very relaxed and chilled when we left
Ideal location, easy parking. Many thanks for the welcome basket. Variety of pubs and restaurants nearby. Lovely log fire and beautiful rear garden with a huge variety of birds feeding
Spadgers is a cosy and charming cottage. We appreciated it had everything we needed from oil oil, candles to lots of blankets. A really relaxing and enjoyable weekend! Thanks
Very cosy cottage, lovely view of the garden whilst eating breakfast and ideally located
Lovely stay at Spadgers. The cottage has everything you need in a perfect location. Lots of lovely pubs, walks and antique shops to enjoy! The cottage is very cosy
We received a very warm welcome. The cottage was very cosy with the Christmas tree and decorated for the season. We instantly lit the fire and then really didn’t want to budge. So much to do in the area and many good places to eat. The welcome basket was a lovely touch. Thank you Grove Cottages, we had a wonderful break
This is our second stay in a Grove Cottage and again it has exceeded our expectations. We love the welcome baskets and the cosy fires. The added touch of a real Christmas tree and decorations made our stay even more wonderful. We have stayed in many hotels, B&Bs etc during our travels, but this has by far been the best. Everything was perfect, wished we could have stayed longer
Perfectly cute! Just what we hoped for -:)
What a fabulous cottage. Such a perfect little hideaway to spend our one year anniversary.
Spadgers is a lovely cosy little cottage with a delightful garden – perfect for the visiting birds!
The cottage was comfortable with a nice private garden. There was plenty of bird life to watch whilst eating. We really think it was a nice touch that the owner left ample supplies of bird food, binoculars and an identification book.
Lovely cottage and great location – we will come back
Spadgers is a lovely cosy, comfortable cottage. We were left a lovely welcome basket, which went far beyond anything we would have expected. The garden is lovely and the kitchen is extremely well equipped. We would love to stay here again.
Lovely cosy cottage, perfect location to explore the local area
Lovely cosy cottage with a wonderful attention to detail – all of high quality. Great location.
Had a fantastic time, so relaxing and peaceful. All the amenities within walking distance, you really don’t need the car whilst here. Great dog friendly pubs. A really clean, cosy, welcoming cottage. The basket of goodies is a lovely touch.
A delightful cottage with all we could need. It was comfortable and cosy with a lovely garden. Suffolk is a wonderful discovery.This is a really well appointed place to stay, thoughtfully done and pleasant.
Spadgers is a cute, comfortable cottage, well located to get out and about from, to experience the beauty of Suffolk.
A wonderfully relaxing week here at Spadgers. Very cosy with dog walking right from the back door. The village has plenty to while away the time.
Perfect for a weekend, easily walkable into Long Melford. Nice relaxing weekend.
We had a lovely time – lovely welcome. Homely cottage; so nice to see all the birds visiting the garden – with food provided to feed them. Thank you so much for helping us to take a step back and recharge after a recent trying time.
A brilliant stay in a a lovely cottage – even during storm Doris! Thank you very much Karen for a warm welcome and a lovely stay.
Our the GroveCcottage holiday. You are guaranteed a high standard of cleanliness and care with decor and comfort. Welcome pack is a great feature and always someone to meet you and show you around.
Spadgers is a cosy, comfortable refuge providing a perfect base for walks from the door and a roaring fire to warm up by in the evening.
Had a really lovely stay – thank you! Really lovely cosy feel. Had the fire alight which was a delight. The welcome pack was really unexpected and great too. Anything we’d forgotten had been supplied!
A very cosy cottage that was ideal for a quick Christmas break. There was even a tree to add to the festive mood. We would definitely return again.
Grove Cottages are always such high standard but Spadgers has been by far the best. Location was perfect and the cottage was so romantic, it was everything we wanted. Thank you!!
Grove Cottages never fail to impress. Very friendly welcome from Karen. Lovely welcome pack with breakfast goodies and a bottle of wine! Spadgers is in a central location with easy access to eateries and lovely independent shops.
A lovely cottage with all the mod cons, set in a lovely village. Great location for walking and exploring. Karen was lovely and very helpful.
We’ve had a wonderful, relaxing time in the cosy Spadgers. Fabulous dog walks on the doorstep and great restaurants nearby. Everything has been excellent, thank you!
The cottage perfectly matched our expectations and wishes. A super cosy feel, fields as your back garden, yet close enough walking distance to pubs, shops and the best butcher in Suffolk.
Spadgers is wonderfully located on the edge of Long Melford, out of the commercial heart but within easy walking distance and close to two pubs and Melford Hall. With many walks from the doorstep, cars can genuinely be left in peace for a while!
The map was very useful for dog walking each morning. Had a very enjoyable break – thanks very much.
Spadgers provided everything we needed and was very comfortable.Having a garden and open fire has been lovely as the weather was also kind to us, but a little chilly in the evening. We’ve had a lovely time here and Spadgers has been a perfect host!
Enjoyable and relaxing break – cottage very welcoming, nicely furnished and well equipped. Dog friendly with plenty of walk on the doorstep. Lots of place to visit nearby, good food in most of the pubs and all a short walk from the cottage. Lovely enclosed bird friendly garden.
Great location – good walks around Long Melford and beyond.
Lovely cosy cottage – well equipped kitchen and a pretty garden.
This is a perfect romantic holiday cottage in a great location, within easy walking distance from all the local attractions. Wonderful and most recommended – thank you.
Lovely cottage and garden.
A lovely, cosy cottage. We really enjoyed the breakfast welcome pack and it is only a short stroll to the shops and restaurants!
Gorgeous period features in the cottage. Wonderful location, we’d recommend this cottage to anyone!
Lovely cottage in a fantastic location. A short walk into the village and lots of places to eat and enjoy.
Lovely rustic cottage, comfy bed and within walking distance of the High Street with plenty of pubs, eateries etc. Lavenham very close by and worth a visit as the buildings are beautiful.
Good location near to pretty villages and good amenities in Long Melford.
Lovely cottage, comfy bed and sofa (very important!). I’d like to thank Karen & Mark for accommodating my very last minute request on a Sunday morning to stay for a week – they went out of their way to get the cottage ready and it was much appreciated.
Spadgers is a very cosy, comfortable cottage. Long Melford is a great place to visit with good amenities and lovely shops. Fabulous welcome pack much appreciated – thank you.
Our third time to Spadgers – always a lovely time!
I enjoyed a truly wonderful stay at Spadgers. The cottage is superbly appointed and equipped to a very high standard with thoughtful extra touches. The garden is delightful and peaceful with lots of bird life. I would definitely recommend and return for another stay
We enjoyed our weekend break in this cosy cottage. Warm and comfortable, it made coming back to the warm fire after a day out, a pleasure
Great location – you can walk in countryside or village, have a choice of good restaurants and see a stunning world class medieval church and Elizabethan country house, all with 5-10 minutes walk of the cottage. Lovely small garden beautifully laid out. Very cosy sitting room with huge comfy sofa, great open fireplace and imaginative touches.
Lovely stay at Spadgers. Well decorated, comfortable, small cottage.
Had a wonderful stay at Spadgers a homely and well equipped cottage. Arrived to a welcome basket of fresh produce all that you need for a lovely cooked breakfast each morning. Really lovely touch along with the dog toy and treats. Wonderful walks just out the back gate and London Melford very dog friendly and perfect for a quiet retreat. Will definitely come back to this beautiful part of Suffolk and this lovely little cottage with it’s open fire and character. Thank you for a great stay Spadgers!
A very cosy cottage. Everything we needed, lovely log fire, watched birds from the kitchen window. Welcome basket a lovely treat. All fantastic, many thanks.
Spadgers was ideal for us – comfortable, warm, well equipped and a lovely sunny back garden. Well positioned for Long Melford, a beautiful town.
Very warm cottage with a great welcome pack and hosts. My husband treated me for a lovely romantic weekend away with an open fire that we do not have at home. We had a fab time here!
A lovely relaxing stay in Spadgers, very cosy. Would come again.
A nice cosy cottage in rather damp wintry conditions.
It has been a relaxing,warm and cosy weekend, with all amenities within walking distance. We highly recommend Grove Cottages.
We really enjoyed our stay at Spadgers – a nice break from London and heading back now, fully relaxed. A lovely cosy cottage with a great fire! Will be back! Georgina & Marcus x
Lovely and warm. Fabulous real fire and plentiful log supplies – everything you could wish for.
We chose Spadgers due to the location and being dog friendly, along side excellent quality accommodation. We were not disappointed. The cottage is compact and well equipped, with everything you would need. Although it was November, our weather was warm, so we could really enjoy the enclosed garden, The walks in the area are fantastic and cater for all abilities. We will definitely be visiting again – maybe when it’s colder so we can light the fire every night! Bliss! x
Thanks for letting us spend a great weekend in a cosy and romantic cottage. A perfect get away from busy London. Nice walks, nice fires and delicious breakfasts.
Lovely cottage in a great location for strolling into Long Melford and visiting the Stour valley. Cosy evenings round the open fire are a joy and the back garden opens on to a safe footpath so dogs are happy too. The welcome basket was much appreciated and full of useful things. Local information was very extensive.
Good quality, very comfortable cottage, well thought out.
Our first holiday in a cottage, certainly won�t be our last. Spadgers was so well equipped and perfect for dogs. Lovely position in Long Melford, close to large village green, fields and footpaths to walk dogs, yet close to main street and shops.
We have had an absolutely wonderful week at Spadgers. The cottage is well equipped and has a cosy rustic charm. The cottage is perfectly located in Long Melford where you can explore the town (great pubs, art galleries) or head out for a walk in the countryside, Suffolk is a jewel in England with so many lovely villages!
Spadgers is a lovely cottage and provided a much more comfortable and relaxing stay, than a hotel. Thank you.
Cosy cottage with a private back garden, full of birds. We’ll be back!
Most enjoyable. It’s a lovely cottage and we wanted for nothing. Loved feeding the birds.
Had a relaxing time at Spadgers – welcome basket fantastic! Warm and quaint cottage, dog walks on the doorstep! Would defo recommend.
Very enjoyable stay! Cosy, homely and relaxing. All needs provided for – loved the welcome basket.
Cosy cottage and a great base to explore Suffolk, although we could have spent all our time happily exploring Long Melford!
Lovely cottage in a beautiful area with superb walking and amenities.
Great location , wonderful walks and a very comfortable cottage with lovely walled garden, ideal for dogs.
Lovely comfortable stylish cottage, very warm and cosy and caters for all one wants from a countryside holiday cottage. Great location too, thanks.
Lovely cottage, well equipped, cosy and warm.
We had a lovely stay. A lovely cottage with lots of attention to detail. The fire was perfect with wine, beer, food and rugby six nations!
We had a lovely stay. A lovely cottage with lots of attention to detail. The fire was perfect with wine, beer, food and rugby six nations!
A great place to rest and get away from the business of every day life. Lots to do if you want to, or, a cosy place just to read, relax and walk the dog.
Cosy and comfortable cottage, full or character and in a convenient location. Good for dog walking with safe garden for dogs.
A really relaxing stay in a gorgeous area and wonderful walks. Would definitely come back – the cottage certainly met our expectations!
Very comfortable cottage – well equipped. Have booked a number of cottages through The Grove, and all have been good. Booking systems are easy.
Spadgers was warm and welcoming after a long tiring journey. The friendly greeting by Karen and the extensive welcome pack, made us feel at home immediately. Our expectations have been met throughout our stay, thank you.
Great welcome, very cosy place.
We had an absolutely brilliant time at Spadgers. The perfect mix of countryside, while being within walking distance of the village and it’s facilities.
Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful village. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the local area, grabbing a bite in the local pubs, and returning to the cottage with a roaring fire. Perfect weekend away. Was really nice to be met by someone on arrival, who was very friendly and welcoming. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and everything came in useful!
Thank you so much for a really lovely stay. A beautiful cosy cottage, perfect for a weekend away, in front of the fire.
Fulfilled all our expectations. Great base for a relaxing weekend in Long Melford.
A cosy little cottage, in a lovely village.
A lovely small quaint cottage, with a warm welcome. The welcome pack was much appreciated.
Overall an excellent little cosy cottage, and made to feel welcome in the area.
Cottage great to use as a base for exploring Suffolk.
We had a wonderful time at Spadgers, with everything for our needs, very cosy and comfortable. It is also very central to visit places of interest, and local to the village of Lond Melford – lovely walk!
Another lovely week at Spadgers. Wonderful walks with our two Border collies, fantastic open fire. It was a return visit and everything was as lovely as we remembered. Thank you.
Thank you for a lovely stay in your delightful cottage. It was a relaxing and very comfortable stay.
Lovely cottage – a home from home. Welcome pack very much appreciated. Lovely bike rides in the area. Thank you for a great week.
Second time here, just as good as the first.
Our 6th Grove Cottage. Each one different, but all have been a pleasure to stay in. Spadgers is a lovely cosy cottage, the dogs appreciated the garden. Only problem was, the weekend went too quickly!
Lovely relaxing break and gorgeous weather. Last day raining and cold so managed to light the fire which was beautiful
Spadgers is a gorgeous cottage, we had a wonderful stay, enjoyed great meals in the village. What a wonderful surprise to arrive and filed a welcome pack with wine and everything for a delicious breakfast.
A little gem of a cottage in a beautiful location. This is a really lovely cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay � and the location is great.
Spadgers is a delightful cottage. Very quiet and restful. There are lots of good walks which are accessed directly from this cottage. Also dog friendly. Everything was just the same as we remembered from our previous visit.
Beautiful cottage with a fantastic garden, stunning location with plenty to see.
Good cottage � excellent location for touring. Plenty of helpful guides maps for tourist attraction. �Foodie� file a superb addition. Recommended.
Another great stay in Spadgers, the place to come to in winter to get away from everything.
We enjoyed our second stay in Spadgers. The log fire came into it�s own, as it was cold and windy.
I have enjoyed myself! Cosy and comfy: Great Fire!
Thoroughly relaxing weekend in another Grove Cottages. Welcome baskets are a thoughtful idea and appreciated. Look forward do choosing another weekend away.
Lovely cosy cottage in a lovely village.
A lovely cottage very cosy, very comfortable and thoughtfully fitted out.
What a wonderful weekend. The cottage was everything we needed to have a relaxing few days away from normality. We really do not want to leave.
Lovely, cosy and well equipped cottage. Long Melford is a lovely and busy village with lots to do, walks etc. Black Lion very dog friendly � excellent food but a tad expensive. The Crown also dog friendly and a good pub group.
Delightful cottage with good walks from the back door. Our dog loved it! The pumpkin and pumpkin shaped chocolates went a lovely touch for our Halloween stay. �The Big Night Fireworks � in the village were just breathtaking
Lovely cottage, ideal base, lovely walks straight from door, dog proof garden!
Lovely cottage in and ideal location. All amenities in the village and lovely walks for dogs and people alike.
Delightful cottage full of character. Loved the hamper and the setting of Long Melford.
Spadgers is a very comfortable, well equipped cottage in a lovely area. Wish we had longer then our 4 nights break as didn�t manage to make of the bikes provided.
Idyllically placed cottage in beautiful Suffolk Countryside. Very well equipped and furnished � ideal for a short stay break whatever the season.
Comfortable and well situated cottage with a restful garden � ideal for enjoying a breakfast view of the birds and butterflies.
We really enjoyed Spadgers. Quaint and quirky, yet fabulously equipped.
Clean, comfortable, cosy and welcoming. Like being welcomed by an old friend.
Lovely well equipped cottage. Gorgeous countryside. Everyone welcoming and lots of dog friendly options.
A very relaxing break in a very comfortable home – have particularly enjoyed the garden.
The perfect way to spend a relaxing weekend away from London. Lovely cottage, great village, superb walks for dogs.
The perfect holiday cottage for 2+2 dogs. Ideal location for long walks to Cavendish and Lavenham. Everything you need for a midweek break.
Cottage was perfect with everything that we could want. Nice little touches around the cottage � thank you. We�ve had a great weekend.
This is our fourth stay at a Grove Cottages. They are all unique and delightful in their own way.
We booked for two nights to have privacy & comfort instead of in a B&B and Spadgers fulfilled all of our requirements and made our wedding guest preparation smooth.
Thank you. A cosy, comfortable �bolt-hole� ! Not much I�d change if it was my own home!
Very comfortable and relaxing weekend, everything we wanted, cosy cottage with much attention to detail
Lovely welcome basket for our arrival at the cottage. Our first time at Spadgers, but not the last!
Like us many usually head for the coast for a break or holiday, but have been pleasantly surprised how enjoyable holiday inland can be. Spadgers provides a great both hole for dog owner, who enjoy their walks. There are plenty of dog walks at the end of the garden
This break was exactly what we needed. Felt completely relaxed. The cottage is beautiful Don�t want to go home!!!
A simple charming cottage, everything you need for a perfect stay. Lots of wonderful walks right on the doorstep and many beautiful villages to visit close by. We will be back!
A simply charming cottage. Everything you need for a perfect stay. Lots of wonderful walks right on the doorstep and many beautiful villages to visit close by. We will be back!
Stunning little cottage with a lovely garden � all you need for a nice break. Everything is really well presented and thoughtfully provided.
Enjoyable stay with lots of little attentive touches. Would recommend and return.
Really enjoyed staying here. Great to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Great cosy cottage and open fire.
An excellent base to see the world of Suffolk, very cosy cottage. Pub food not far away, brilliant walks, really recommend to anyone.
Lovely cottage, warm and cosy. Close to shops, pubs and restaurants in Long Melford
Lovely cosy little cottage, perfect for two. Got a relaxing break away from the city. Would definitely recommend.
Thank you very much Karen.
Liked local walks maps. Lovely Barn. Nice fire and nice bed.
The attention was wonderful, with small things like kitchen basics etc. meant you had everything you need, all together it made a very pleasant stay.
Another delightful stay at Gabriels Place. Wonderful welcome, woodburner already lit for us. Welcome pack brilliant as last time. Will be returning again very soon.
Spadgers provides a cosy comfy homely refuge and sanctuary. It is so quiet and peaceful here, with the back garden looking into fields, and every creature comfort is provided for. A very special place
It�s all in the detail, to create a cosy place to stay! Relaxing to the maximum!
Another fantastic stay. Beautiful cottage, great location.
Excellent cottage! Lovely fire, very cosy.
Perfect country cottage in a lovely village setting
Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Fantastic walks straight out the back gate and lovely friendly village. Ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Lovely welcome pack
A lovely cosy cottage – full of character. Ideal for exploring the beautiful county of Suffolk.
Very cosy comfortable cottage. Great location for walking a dog � friendly pubs. We really enjoyed visiting Flatford Mill, Dunwich Beach and the lovely farm shop and cafe at Assington.
This was a return visit. We stayed at Fey cottage last year. Loved the cottage and the village so much that we decided to come back. And …….. we don�t think this will be the last time!
Had a great stay in this comfy cosy cottage. Perfect location, with Long Melford a short walk away and Lavenham & lots of other great places close by. We shall definitely be back!
Very cosy and comfortable cottage with lots of period detail but plenty of modern comforts too
Lovely cottage. Warm and very well equipped. Lovely walks and log fire. Highly recommended.
We have had a fabulous stay in Spadgers. We will definitely return
Perfect location for our 2 boxers. When location suits their needs it makes life easier for us
Lovely last minute break. Great garden and fantastic walks straight from the door. Good choice a pubs and restaurants within walking distance. Cottage lovely&cosy with an open fire
Dog friendly cottage, lovely walks
Had a great weekend, cottage, village and locals very relaxing
Had a great weekend in cottage, village and locals very welcoming.
Lovely cosy little cottage – super shops in Long Melford – such a friendly place. The welcome basket – such a lovely touch. Thank you
Lovely cosy little cottage – super shops in Long Melford – such a friendly place the welcome basket – such a lovely touch. Thank you
A really lovely home-farm-home
Cosy, comfortable and full of character – cottage is perfectly positioned for walks, pubs and places of interest. In fact there’s so much to do and see locally, we haven’t driven the car since we arrived
Cosy comfortable and full of character cottage is perfectly positioned for walks pubs and places of interest. In face there is so much to do and see locally, we haven’t driven the car since we arrived.
Spadgers ideal base to explore and enjoy the lovely villages near by. Great for dog walking two walks which have events though the summer months. The church at Long Melford you must visit.
Cottage was perfect for the 3 of us. Wonderful walks, pubs, villages. Would definitely stay here again.
Spadgers is a wonderful base to explore and enjoy this beautiful Country of Suffolk. The �What to Do� file provided at the cottage is the best I have seen. Stay for a moth and still not cover everything in it!
Stunning little cottage with a lovely garden � all you need for a mini break with the mutt. Everything is really well presented and thoughtfully provided.
Our second stay in a “Grove Cottage” and looking forward to coming back! Still think the welcome basket is the best!
Lovely little cottage in a fabulous spot � ideal for a couple and their dog
A lovely cottage in beautiful countryside. Great restaurants nearby.
Lovely little cottage in a beautiful village with lots of Antique shops, pubs and eateries.It was perfect.
Lovely, cosy cottage, perfect for two!
Spadgers is a very comfortable cottage and is very well equipped. We have had a very enjoyable stay.
Lovely cottage – enjoyed our stay. Lovely sun trap in the garden, sat outside Sunday afternoon with a glass of wine – absolute bliss in February !!
A very relaxing getaway.
After being let down by another holiday company, we managed to get a late cancellation at Spadgers.Very nice, homely, lots of nice touches, place of interest. Welcome basket superb. We will be back to visit more cottages. Thank you.
Spadgers is a lovely small cottage in a great location for walks to Sudbury, Cavendish and Lavenham. We had good meals and a friendly welcome in The Crown, a 10 minute walk from the cottage where our dog was made welcome. Thank you for a perfect country weekend.
A perfect spot for comfort and relaxation in a bleak January. The cottage was so cosy and everything had been thought of from candles and playing cards to a blanket and a great bottle of wine! Just wish we could have stayed longer!!
It has been an amazing time, so good to slow down from city life.
Cosy, comfortable and perfect place for a short break. Good for dogs, areas to explore and walk around, and everything within walking distance. Cottage was clean and well though out, even to the finer details like the welcome pack.
Another cosy cottage from Grove Cottages. Everything you need is in Long Melford, and the surrounding area offers walks, great local pubs, and interesting villages.
Our 2nd pre-Christmas stay at Spadgers – another lovely stay. Everything we needed for a cosy weekend . We will definitely try to make it back for December 2012.
Had a fantastic weekend, cottage and village are beautiful and all the little touches made a great birthday weekend for my girlfriend. Charlie the lab loved it too!
We have thoroughly enjoyed our weekend in this charming cottage.
Had a lovely time, the break was most needed. The cottage was very welcoming and had everything you could need for a short break.
This cottage is in a wonderful location. Great walks from the door, yet close to the amenities of a lovely village.
A lovely experience, well appointed, great location for exploring Suffolk and Essex. Nice cosy cottage and very relaxing.
Truly wonderful 4 nights away. Brilliant location, cosy cottage and fantastic pubs within a short stroll – just superb!
Lovely comfy cottage, well equipped in a lovely little village.
Cottage and local are very pleasant – lived up to expectations.
So much to do right on the doorstep. Walks around Long Melford, Glemsford and Kentwell Hall. Visited Melford Hall. Lunch in Tiffins (dog friendly) and many shops to browse at leisure.
Lovely cottage, and perfect for the dog. Great amenities, wash and dryer very efficient, lovely fire, cosy beds and great shower! No compromises on quality or comfort.
What a wonderful welcome and a gorgeous cosy cottage. You couldn’t do more to make guests feel at home.
Cosy rustic cottage, well stocked with essentials. Best welcome pack ever. Perfectly situated and very dog friendly, with walks in abundance from doorstep. Our dog very much at home. Lovely chill-out garden which we made good use of. Karen very helpful.
Really enjoyed our short break, the cottage was lovely and the area was a joy to explore. Many thanks to Grove Cottages.
Lovely cottage in an excellent location. We especially enjoyed the open fire and the birds in the garden.
Very cosy cottage. Lovely area to visit. Plenty to see. Many excellent restaurants and local pubs.
You can close the front door and forget about your normal life, walk into the garden and inhale the clean air, then walk through the fields undisturbed apart from the larks.
Cute cosy cottage in a wonderful setting. Perfect for dog lovers with open countryside and designated footpaths for long walks
We came for a relaxing break – wish we could have stayed longer! We always holiday in this country and only wish you had cottages in other counties too. We will certainly be back for more. Steve and Heather plus 2 happy dogs.
Long Melford is very interesting with many sites to see. Add to this great dog walks and dog friendly pubs and cafe’s. Spadgers is a wonderful cottage, easy to get along with. Overall a great holiday – thank you.
Fabulous time in a lovely cottage. So nice we don’t want to leave!
Lovely cottage. Warm welcome. Welcome basket very nice. Great location, beautiful garden, very peaceful. Hard to fault.
Great character cottage in excellent location.
Have had a lovely stay here. This cottage has everything to offer that London is lacking in. Fantastic little town. The people are welcoming and friendly and the walks are fabulous. Such a cosy place. Will happily stay here again!
Very cosy cottage. Good location. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise.
Grove Cottages always exceeds expectations – delightful.
Very enjoyable and restful break in a pleasant cottage.
A wonderful, cosy cottage; perfect for a relaxing getaway.
Spadgers is the perfect retreat. Cosy, warm and the roaring fire was the icing on the cake!
Great cottage, good position for day trips. Very pleasant local pub food and neighbours. Great beds and plenty of cushions and flowers as a welcome. Comfy sofas. Very good standard of holiday let, will tell others and return to the Grove Cottage website, thank you.
Everything was perfect- loved our stay here- was very relaxing, just what we needed !!
A sunny garden enjoyed by birds and a big comfy sofa in front of the fire for a cosy winters evening. A little piece of heaven on earth.
Spadgers is a delightful, cosy cottage in a romantic setting in Long Melford. The open log fire makes the whole experience truly welcoming and homely.
Loved the cottage – full of character, and very cosy. Lovely to see, lots of birds in the garden.
What a lovely stay here at Spadgers. Such an idyllic and cosy cottage. Did not want to leave. Thank you.
We had a lovely weekend at Spadgers, a beautiful cottage and garden is a great location. Everything we needed was here, maps, dvds, cooking tools, hair dryer and lots more! We wish we could stay longer and will definitely be back!
Lovely small cottage in a lovely village with opportunities for nice walks.
Charming cottage in a lovely location. Lots to do and explore around Long Melford. An absolutely enjoyable experience. Will come back.
Beds and sofa very comfortable, felt relaxed and cosy in cottage. My son enjoyed it too.
Quaint cottage in a perfect location – Thanks!
A very warm welcome by Marcelle. Cottage cosy and warm. Delightful walks on the doorstep. Much appreciated by Freddie the Lurcher. Long Melford antique warehouses well worth a look.
Thought, a great deal of thought and effort had been put into Spadgers, the garden especially had something for everyone. Have loved the birds, the walks with our dog. Have fallen in love with Long Melford, an excellent base for holiday cottages. Welcome basket-best one we have had and we do lots of cottage hols.
This is our first visit to Suffolk and Spadgers is a lovely cosy cottage. A good base in a lovely village. Everything you need is here including a well stocked welcome basket. Thank you to Marcelle for a lovely welcome. We need to return to Suffolk and we’re glad that we have found Grove Cottages.
Lots of lovely little touches which make such a difference.
Lovely well kept little garden, much enjoyed by our little Pomeranian. Also, excellent well stocked kitchen-with a steamer too!
Very comfortable cottage. Quiet location but within easy reach of all local amenities. Excellent restaurants locally. Beautiful walks directly from this cottage. Heidi our dog had more walks than usual.
Well worth the money, a wonderful cottage and a charming area.
Well worth the money. A wonderful little cottage in a charming area.
Once again Spadgers has proved to be a relaxing and restful cottage providing the perfect base to explore the wonderful Suffolk. Within seconds of entering it truly feels like home and brings a sadness to leave.
Cosy, comfortable cottage. Lovely walks around the area. Thoughtful welcome basket. Thank you.
Cosy comfortable cottage. Lovely walks around the area.
Excellent location, property lovely, good value.
We were suprised and thrilled with the warm welcome by Marcelle when we arrived. The candles were lit, the hamper was plentiful, the kettle was on and there was even a bowl of water and supplies for the dog. Probably one of the best welcomes we have received at any holiday destination and we have been to many – worldwide!! A wonderful spot to explore the region which we did thanks to your detailed ‘What to do’ book. We loved the walk at Polstead and the fabulous meal we had at Scutchers Restaurant. Many thanks Mark on a wonderful stay.
Lovely cosy cottage, very well positioned for shops, eating and Kentwell Hall, will continue to stay in the Grove Cottages. Great meal at Scutchers Sat eve!
Fantastic cottage, in such a lovely part of the country. Why do weekends go so fast??
Fantastic cottage, in such a lovely part of the country. Why do weekends go so fast?
Lovely cosy cottage even though it was freezing outside! Beautiful carpet of snowdrops at Kentwell Hall. Thank you very much.
Excellent cottage – just as described. We have really enjoyed our time in your beautiful cottage so much so we have booked again for two weeks in the summer. Marcelle was brilliant, lovely warm welcome, lovely basket with breakfast bits. A perfect way to spend New Year.
Wonderfully atmospheric cottage – great open fire – the dogs loved to sprawl in front of it! A real gem of a find.
A very special cottage, full of charm, character and tasteful finishin touches. We will definately be recommending Spadgers to everyone!! Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Spadgers is a delightful, cosy cottage. We have already recommended it to our friends.
A lovely bolthole in a stunning setting from entering the front door relaxation takes over.
Perfect rural retreat for two legs and four legs !
A simply beautiful cottage. Thank you so much for making it welcoming for dog owners. The walks from the back gate make it ideal. Spadgers is cosy and well appointed. Not my first visit to Grove Cottages and won’t be my last.
‘Spadgers’ – a sweet little idyll, cosy, romantic and central for discovering the most beautiful and interesting places Suffolk has to offer.
The warmest of welcomes-the comfortablest of stays. 7 days of rest and relaxation-Spot on !!!
Spadgers is a lovely cottage and perfect for a dog with walks straight from the door in either direction. We recommend Lavenham via the disused railway.
A bolt-hole to unwind, slow down and rest!
Complete with ‘pet’ blackbird, Spadgers in Long Melford is a delightful cottage, compact but with everything for a good holiday.
Another amazing and relaxing weekend with Grove Cottages! Spadgers was so cosy and quaint. Loved every minute and we can’t wait to come again. All perfect -:)