The Honeymooners Favourite.
This is one our most romantic cottages and has a very special atmosphere. Laid back, relaxed and full of quirky character and cosy period features.
The Honeymooners Favourite.
This is one our most romantic cottages and has a very special atmosphere. Laid back, relaxed and full of quirky character and cosy period features.
Award : 4 Star GOLD VisitEngland
The Honeymooners’ Favourite; The Bakery is an extremely cosy and romantic cottage. The Bakery has been given a Gold Award by the Tourist Board for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service since 2009.
Superfast Broadband is supplied to this cottage
Cottage Walk Through
Cottage Walk Through
The Bakery retains many characterful and original features of its past as the Bake House for the old 17th century Grove Farm providing bread and meals for the owner and farm workers.
You will see its ancient ‘Suffolk White’ brick floor, lots of beams and massive built in ‘kettle’ which was State of the Art in 1700 for doing the laundry and making beer. The high vaulted wooden bedroom ceiling, old reclaimed wood floors, lime washed hand plaster walls and cosy antique furniture all combining to provide a relaxed but stylish cosy atmosphere.Read More
There is a pretty Georgian open coal fire built into the ancient baking oven, which you can light and gaze into as you sink into the comfy sofa and enjoy the sunset over the orchard garden.
You enter the main room with its lovely brick floor and large, handmade French windows at the far end leading into the sunny orchard. There is a hand built ash wood kitchen with Belfast sink and gas hob, grill and oven to your right. The cottage has a TV with built in DVD player.
Upstairs there is a large bedroom with a king-sized bed and a wonderful memory foam enhanced mattress. The floor is made of ancient reclaimed wood and the high arched ceiling has all the beams exposed with more wood placed behind the beams giving a very cosy but expansive feel to the room. The end of the room is partially divided off with a heavy brocade wall drape which accentuates the character of the room and provides a cosy armchair reading area beside the far window.
There is an en-suite bathroom with a large shower and antique sink and lovely Kilims and rugs throughout the cottage.
The Bakery is tucked away at the corner of the front orchard garden, giving honeymoon guests an even more private nook to view the world from.
Dog owners please note there is an acre of dog exercise Orchard and meadow at The Bakery along with a pretty Dog washing station for muddy doggies including white fluffy towels ! – plus there are footpaths directly from the cottage into open countryside with a lovely dog friendly pub just a 15 minute walk away.
Up to 2 well behaved doggies are Welcome, Charges apply at £20 per dog for up to 7 nights.
This is one our most romantic Character Cottages and has a very special atmosphere about it.
You enter the cottage from the second courtyard and there is also an entrance from the front Orchard garden.
Outside the French doors is a special patio which is semi enclosed by hedges and vine covered planters giving you a pretty little private snug to enjoy a glass of wine while you wait for the sun to set, in private.
There is plenty of space in the front garden to laze around under the apple and pear trees and have a BBQ in Summer and you can walk straight out of the garden into the fields where a footpath with take you into the countryside or to the local pub.
We have a large central courtyard where you can unload your car when you arrive, in the courtyard there is a big open sided historic ‘Cart Lodge’ barn were guests can pull out a BBQ or sit in the barn which is lit with fairy lights and candles and watch the night skies.
There is also a barn with bikes for guests to use, a big coal bunker guests to purchase fuel at cost (don’t worry the cottage is warm and cosy with its own central heating alone).
Behind the ‘Cart Lodge’ Barn here is also an acre of Orchard and lawn with a pond at the back of the property where I have established some peaceful private areas with tables and chairs or benches and where I have planted some very rare apple trees. This is an ideal dog exercise area. Next to it is a large off road car park.
You can walk directly from the gardens onto footpaths leading to the Church, Pub or circular countryside walks.
The South Suffolk Cycle route runs past the cottage and I provide bikes for free.
Although this cottage is near London you feel a million miles away, tucked into the countryside.
The Old Grove Farm, is set in open countryside and made up of brick buildings in a E shape which were a farm workers cottage, winnowing barns, dairy’s and bakeries.
It has a large central courtyard with a long barn creating a double quadrangle, the buildings are now converted into 6 lovely holiday cottages with individual entrances from different areas and surrounded by gardens and Orchards, it is where our business started and where we are based.
While being right in the countryside, we are not cut off from civilisation and a 5 – 10 minute car drive will get you to shops and supermarkets, café’s, swimming pools. Museums, the Quay Theatre and the river Stour.
There are good Pubs are all around us and our local which is ¾ mile walk across the fields from us has its own Macro Brewery and a selection of the best beers and ciders you can come across: The White Horse Edwardstone.
The Bakery is a very special place that is a joy just to be in. Perfect for a couples romantic getaway.
This building dates back to 1700 and is renovated and repaired with traditional and reclaimed original material’s like the ancient reclaimed wood panelling, doors and beams, lime plaster and paints, original Suffolk White floor bricks, locally sourced timber and locally fired or reclaimed bricks.
We operate our own Clear Water Treatment plant which biologically cleans all our waste water to such a pure degree that it can be discharged back into the environment.
We use many ecover products when possible.
We encourage guests to explore the local area by bicycle or foot.
We offer guests an occasional egg from our own chickens when possible (they are very temperamental), fresh herbs from our herb garden and fruit from our own Apple, Pear, Plum and Quince Trees – some of these tree’s were thought to be extinct but we have them 🙂
We sometimes keep Bees and have many flowering plants to encourage bees to our gardens.
We share our grounds with bats, badgers, fox, hare, rabbits, deer and an amazing array of birds – from Buzzards and Owls to blue-tits, goldfinches and woodpeckers: all these animals and more find food here and shelter in our many hedges and various gardens.
The tiny Village of Kersey, which is widely regarded as Suffolk’s prettiest Medieval Village, is just a leisurely 10 minute bike ride down the lane from us, and luckily has an excellent Pub right by the ford for thirsty cyclists.
Supermarkets and shops are within a 10 minute drive.
The famous village of Lavenham ‘England’s best preserved Medieval Village’ is just 4 miles away and the area immortalised by England’s renowned Landscape Painter ; John Constable and known as ‘Constable Country’ is right beside us.Read More
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 Swann in Lavenham.
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 near Colchester or Ipswich and our favourite beaches and places on the coast are between 50 – 70 minutes away, places like Pin Mill, Nacton, Levington, Orford, Aldeburgh, Dunwich, Southwold and Mersey Island.
The nearby Medieval Villages of Long Melford, famed for its setting for the Lovejoys TV series, Nayland, sitting prettily on the river Stour, Polstead, with its bluebells woods and impressive views over the Box river valley are all close by and there are many more tiny villages with lovely walks and Pubs to explore.
This is an area you can feel a million miles away from City life and really relax and enjoy just being part of.
Standard Inclusive Features
All prices include vat and everything written below.
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: Logs and coal are available at cost – a packet of firelighters will be provided. TV, books, games, magazines, local brochures, OS and other maps, folder with our special ‘What To Do’ insiders-guide to the local area.
Bikes: Please check with the owner that these are available before you arrive to avoid disappointment if they are in for maintenance
Washing: There is a washing machine and dryer in the walk-thru which is for the use of the 6 cottages on the old Grove Farm. There are also deck chairs and carpets for the garden.
Baby: Cot and high chair provided on request (please bring babies bedding).
- Bed Linen Provided
- Bikes Provided
- Cats Accepted
- Central Heating
- Clothes Airer or Washing Line
- Clothes Dryer
- Clothes Washer
- Cooker and Hob
- Dog Friendly
- Enclosed garden or large dog area
- High Chair Provided
- Internet Access
- Iron and Board
- King Size Bed
- Off Road Parking
- Open Fire or Wood Burner
- Shower, Walk In
- Smart TV
- Towels Provided
- Travel Cot Provided
What the Guests Say...
A cosy hideaway to relax and recharge with a great pub nearby.
We have had the most lovely time.
The Bakery has been home from home. It’s perfect.
The area is great for cycling.
We made friends with Violett and ate apples and pears and used the herb garden.
The White Horse is our sort of Pub.
Another lovely week, this time in The Bakery.
Fantastic Weather, gorgeous villages, beautiful countryside and some great pubs.
The Bakery, like all of Mark’s cottages, is stunning.
Pretty, cosy, and in peaceful locations, and there is always a warm welcome.
We’ve had a totally chilled and relaxing stay and already looking forward to next time.
A lovely and quiet place to stay.
Dogs were welcomed and have a lovely orchard to play in.
Mark was a very welcoming and accommodating host.
We will be back to stay.
Well situated for our needs and walks.
Weather at the start very wet but such a comfy cottage it didn’t matter!
Last year we came with the family, fingers crossed we will bring them back next year.
The cottage was cosy and well equipped and had a great shower and comfy bed.
Lots of things to do in the area and a great pub within 20 mins walk.
Very nice and would stay again.
A great cottage.
Beautiful and comfortable with excellent attention to detail.
Local knowledge fromt the staff really helped us to enjoy the area.
Shame about the weather!
Hopefully we will be back and the weather will be better.
Great customer service to allow us to amend our booking too.
Very quiet, cosy and homely.
Beautiful cottage! We had a lovely relaxing weekend, thank you!
We stayed at Grove Cotages 20 years ago and promised ourselves we would return.
The Bakery more than lived up to our expectations and provided us with everything we could possibly need for a romantic and restful break.
The gardens and orchard were much enjoyed by us and our little dog, Moochie.
Thank you Mark for a very memorable stay.
Beautiful property very peaceful and ideal location for exploring Suffolk.
An amazing place to stray. So peaceful in the countryside.
The cottage had so much character.
Lovely, relaxing break.
Always found Grove Cottages to be great little spots for a quiet weekend and this weekend was no different.
A wonderful few day celebrating our 10th Wedding Anniversary.
A very beautiful little cottage – the sort of place that Gabriel Oak would have hung his fowling piece on the ceiling hooks and propped his shepherds crook against the cupboard in the corner.
We had a very cosy time, walked to the pub, explored wonderful villages, drank fizz in the evening sun, tramped woods in the heavy rain, cooked fab meats and sat in front of Gabriel’s fire.
Recommend the circular Polstead walk as marked on the very useful map.
We loved our stay at The Bakery.
We wanted some peace for a few days and that’s what we got.
The hosts left us to it and that made it feel like it was our own home away from it all.
Thank you for a lovely stay !
We’ve had a wonderful relaxed stay at the Bakery, such a gorgeous cosy cottage which was perfect for us when we were rained in one morning.
Everything we needed, lovely setting and a great evening in the local pub – particularly good if you are beer lovers like us !
Thank you so much for a peaceful and relaxing stay.
Very comfortably appointed and in the middle of such quiet countryside for walks where you can hear the woodpeckers!
Many old and beautiful villages nearby – we had excellent meals at The Swan in Lavenham.
Great hosts, went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable, great welcome – definitely felt we could ask for whatever we needed.
So much to see and do around here and enjoyed the quiet nights and calmness of the surroundings!
Thanks very much!
We booked The Bakery for the New Year weekend. It was a great and cosy place to spend the weekend. I brought my little dog who enjoyed it too. We took him on some great country walks which really tired him out! 🙂 The cottage had everything we needed and made it easy to really settle in. Mark met us as soon as we arrived and ensured we knew everything needed. I would definitely recommend this place and consider coming back.
What a fantastic hideaway! We loved our time here.
The Bakery is a delightful retreat for two. Cosy but with all the space we needed to be comfortable
We loved the ‘shabby chic’ interior – wonderful found objects, bits of furniture. Very quiet and far, far away from bustle and noise
Beautiful cottage, I loved the quirkiness. A very relaxing and peaceful break in a beautiful location. Thank you!
Beautiful, peaceful place. Very cosy cottage and kind welcoming hosts. Easy access to lovely villages and countryside.
A perfect place to stay in glorious Suffolk. A beautiful cottage full of character and charm, with all the ingredients to relax. We will be back! Thank you!
Had a very relaxing few days. The Bakery is beautifully decorated with unique features. It is a very peaceful place to be, the sun shining has been an added bonus. Thank you for a warm welcome, we will definitely recommend to others
Have stayed in Farm Cottage and The Bakery, loved both. Such a tranquil and pleasant setting, lovely walks around. The orchard is perfect for throwing a ball for the dog. Mark & Zuzi great hosts.
Lovely and relaxing stay. Nice to be ‘out’ again after a year and to come somewhere tranquil
A beautiful rustic cottage in a lovely rural setting. The coal fire makes for a very cosy atmosphere!
We really enjoyed our stay and the cottage was so welcoming and cosy. The local countryside is gorgeous and perfect for long strolls and visits to quaint local villages
A beautiful quaint cottage, we have had a wonderful relaxing stay. Gorgeous open fire is perfect for winter nights and enjoying a glass of wine by the fire! The area is stunning, we will definitely be returning!
Lovely cottage, perfect for a country getaway but not too far from the city
An excellent stay in a lovely cottage
Wonderful hosts, friendly, helpful. Cute cottage, peaceful, great views.
Idyllic, peaceful cottage – an excellent base for exploring the beautiful countryside and villages. Absolutely no concerns re COVID whilst staying at the cottage. Handy to have use of the bikes to explore some of the quiet lanes
Lovely cosy cottage, had three days of sunshine. Very happy with our stay. Lots to see and do, great pubs and walks 10/10
Such a lovely, cosy and romantic stay. Thank you so much
Absolutely disconnected from normal London life ! Was so relaxing, cosy in front of the fire listening to the wind and rain (storm Jorge)
Lovely cosy break. Rose Cottage is perfect to get away from it all for the weekend. Great base for exploring Suffolk.
The perfect place for a weekend, cosy yet rural and outdoorsy visit. Come see for yourself, we’re sure you’ll love it too.
A very cosy cottage, reflects the type of cottage Grove are known for – great quality
Another lovely stay with Grove Cottages. The Bakery is a lovely, warm, perfect place to spend a few days and Mark, Zuzi & Marion really helped us to feel at home. Thank you so much!
We spent a lovely few days relaxing at The Bakery. It was very cosy, peaceful and restful
Lovely cottage, great location. Thanks for the welcome pack
Wonderful romantic cottage with bundles of charm. Particularly liked the open bright bedroom. Best local info we’ve ever experienced. Very generous welcome basket which we’ve made great use of! Would happily share website details with friends
We just want to say thanks again for the wonderful stay! It’s such a privilege to be able to get away to The Bakery, it really is a wonderful place you’ve created.
Totally charming; delightfully decorated – love the round walls. It was really helpful to be shown around on arrival; lots of great annotated maps and guides as well. Thanks to all.
It’s our second stay at The Bakery, everything was perfect. Thank you!
A wonderful few days in a beautiful rustic cottage full of character and charm. A fabulous place to stay – thanks!
We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage. Zuzi has been warm and welcoming towards us and the welcome hamper was the best we’ve had in any cottage. Lovely quiet setting and ideal location to visit the idyllic surrounds. Many thanks!
Keep it up! Thank you!
As always a beautiful place to stay
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lovely cosy cottage. Weather very good. Lovely hosts and great welcome pack. Would love to come back here in the future. Thanks Mark & Zuzi!
Our second visit and it remains one of our favourite cottages – a brilliant location and a well maintained, cosy, comfortable and generous place to stay. Everything that made us want to return was the same
Lovely cottage, everything you could need. Excellent welcome and lots of information available. Beautiful, peaceful location. The breakfast basket is great and the daily visits from Dais the cat, (who is very friendly) are a real treat
Thank you for a lovely welcome then providing peace and tranquility
A ‘solo’ stay in The Bakery, will bring my wife on next visit. A great base for walking in Suffolk. Spent time in Lavenham and around Polstead. The Bakery is delightful accommodation, high recommended.
A very comfortable cottage with thoughtful touches. Thank you
Adorable cottage – peaceful and quirky. Mark and Zuzi are wonderful hosts extremely helpful and kind. The welcome basket was filled with yummy goodies and fresh produce. The cottage felt more like a home than a holiday one. It was beautiful decorated with dimming lights and jazz playing. The surrounding area was stunning and the people extremely welcoming. We will be back
Thoroughly charming cottage – the perfect place for a truly relaxing break!
This place is just magical, we will be back. Thank you !!
Our second visit to Grove Cottages. We chose The Bakery again for it’s romantic and rustic atmosphere. Weather warmer this time so we got to enjoy more outdoor time. The Bakery is just as special as last time and the complimentary basket SO enjoyed. We will be back! Lovely place, lovely hosts. God bless
Simply “Amazing”. The cottage is stunningly beautiful, the welcome basket a wonderful gesture and the location “jaw dropping”.
A lovely welcome by Mark. Instant warm welcome into the cottage. Wow so cosy, rustic and warm. Such a lovely welcome basket, which went down a treat. Mark gave us some great ideas for dog walks and days out. Bed to comfortable, this cottage has everything you need. Beautiful gardens so quiet and peaceful. Well needed break for us with our 3 dogs. Thank you 🙂
(Bride & Bridegroom ) Simply Wonderful. Show cases the beautiful history of this part of the UK in these unique & cozy Cottages.
Lovely cottage, peaceful and relaxing.
Absolutely, it’s been a fantastic stay. The Bakery is a beautiful cottage full of original features. There is plenty on offer including bikes and maps for two wheeled adventures. Beautiful countryside to compliment The Bakery – nothing like getting back after a days exploring and lighting the fire – so relaxing and cosy 🙂
Super little find! Exactly what we needed – a quiet, romantic break in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Perfect facilities. Loved the well researched map and guest books for ideas.
We absolutely loved everything. Super cosy and gorgeous. Thank you so much.
Perfect weekend bolthole – We will go back to London re-energised. We will be back. Thanks
Really nice break. Very convenient for some lovely locations. Had great weather for this time of year.
A peaceful and cosy place, where we have “chilled”. Revisited old haunts in the area and been wrapped up by the big skies (day and night).
We haven’t stayed at The Bakery for a few years as it is always fully booked. We got the opportunity this week and thoroughly enjoyed out visit. I had forgotten how cosy and quirky it is. Our holiday was made more special by buying a bird feeder so we could watch the birds from the french doors. A little robin visited numerous times a day for a snack – truly magical!
Lovely relaxing short stay at The Bakery. Basket of goodies excellent as usual.
Fabulous cottage – lots of hygge. A great winter break. Really enjoyed the walk to the White Horse for some craft beers. The outlying towns/villages were really pretty with great restaurants. Host very welcoming 10/10.
Beautiful cottage, everything 10/10. The atmosphere and ambience was lovely. Warm! We didn’t want to leave.
We have had a wonderful time staying in the beautiful Bakery ! The Welcome Basket was very delicious & a lovely touch. Mark and ‘Katie’ his beautiful little dog welcomed us on arrival. Mark was very helpful and gave us lots of local information and suggestions where to visit. Will definitely love to return to The Bakery, will miss it very much. Thank you very much
What a treat! We have no complaints at all, we had an absolutely lovely stay. The Bakery and all it’s amenities, the views and feel made our stay really special. Thank you so much for all the condiments which made it simpler to self cater – very kind. Welcome basket delicious. Thank you for your hospitality and a lovely stay. Loved the radio, fireplace and couch!
Very happy with The Bakery and would recommend to others
A wonderfully relaxing cottage, quiet and peaceful. First time in Suffolk and we were blown away by the beautiful villages we visited and walks in the countryside. Will definitely come again.
Absolutely thrilled to find this place! Had an incredibly relaxing few days and will be back for more! Superb!
We come here to chill & paint, cook & sew – and generally pretend that work is not necessary ! We always look for historic places with open fires but struggle to find anywhere to compete with The Grove Cottages – and we are always recommending them to friends.
Fabulous as always, we have had such a lovely week. Thank you x
We’ve had an amazing time staying at The Bakery. The cottage is cosy and the welcome basket was a great bonus. Mark was very helpful and welcoming. The cottage is well placed for bike rides and walks in the surrounding area. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Thank you for such a wonderful stay.
A lovely cosy cottage with exposed brickwork and wooden beams. Lots of character. Excellent welcome pack. A great base to explore the area. We will definitely come back. Thank you Mark & Marion
A really warm welcome and a beautiful charming cottage, gave us the romantic weekend away we were hoping for. Thank you!
We arrived quite late but Mark greeted us lovely as always. Weather was horrible so we lit the fire and straight away you feel relaxed and cosy. Love the cottage. Once again the most beautiful stay, big thanks to Mark and all the staff you were all so lovely. Hopefully be back very soon.
A perfect relaxing weekend, thank you!! We even lit the fire, in August, just because….. Every details is perfect – thank you
The Bakery has surpassed all our expectations – we can’t fault it. The pictures online don’t do it justice, because it’s so difficult to capture the perfection that awaits you here. We want to move in! It was the most amazing place to stay for our wedding weekend and we hope to return again and again. Thank you so much for the wonderful memories. Debbie, Tom & baby Hazel
Thank you for an amazing stay. We loved The Bakery it was perfect for two people and a great place for a romantic weekend.
Lovely cottage, very comfortable and lots of great attention to detail, in the way it’s equipped and furnished. Lovely welcome basket. Very peaceful location. Thanks again for a lovely stay!
We have had a great stay at The Bakery. The welcome from Mark was warm and friendly. Our welcome basket included everything we needed for breakfast and more. The cottage is central to a lot of the attractions to visit, we couldn’t have asked for a more peaceful and enjoyable stay, nothing is too much trouble and the dogs enjoyed it too.
Lovely place, so quiet and peaceful
Just enjoyed another stay @ The Bakery. can’t believe it’s been 5yrs. Very peaceful location for a relaxing 4 days. We really appreciated the Welcome Basket. So nice to know that you can have a cup of tea on arrival and not worry about shopping for a few days.
Enjoyable week at The Bakery, cosy, comfortable, peaceful and relaxing. Customer Service Manager Daisey (the cat) was a delight. Pleasant owners – overall a fab stay and the cosiest cottage that we’ve stayed in – certainly met our expectations.
Second stay here, lovely cosy cottage and welcome pack. Suffolk is a beautiful county and this is definitely the best place to stay.
Another relaxing, wonderful time away with The Grove Cottages, Beautiful place, delicious breakfast basket – thank you for the warm welcome too. Nothing better than stealing away with loved ones and a good book to one of these cosy cottages. Love every visit, can’t wait for our next one !
This is our first visit to The Bakery but will certainly not be our last! The weather could have been better but the cottage was lovely and warm and cosy. A totally relaxing weekend – just what we needed! Lovely welcome pack with everything we needed for breakfast (delicious bread!). We visited the White Horse for Friday night dinner – a real pub and good food. Will hopefully return in summer and walk across the fields to it -:) A really perfect weekend away from it all!
This was our second time in The Bakery… but our first with our 3 1/2 month old daughter. It was a first family holiday, just the three of us and we loved it. The Bakery has so much character from the lovely brick floor, fire place and beams. We remembered the welcome breakfast basket from our first visit and it did not disappoint. Thank you Mark and his family in making this a special holiday and we look forward to returning. Julie, Giles and Ivy-Rose xxx
Thank you for a lovely welcome. We really enjoyed the welcome basket. An enchanting cottage whatever the weather. Would like to return when the weather is better
Wonderful escape from the stresses of London. Beautifully decorated and a delightful welcome hamper laden with fresh produce – we shall be back!
A wonderful relaxing experience
We had a perfect relaxing weekend break in The Bakery. Perfect location in a cosy cottage
This weekend was a treat from my children & TREAT it the right description. It exceeded all expectations – only one thing to do – book a weekend for myself.
Absolutely beautiful quaint cottage. Very cosy and romantic. Complimentary basket of fresh bread and breakfast items a lovely gesture. Surroundings are picturesque, with wonderful views and walks.
Perfect holiday accommodation for us and our 2 greyhounds. Lots of space, unusually larger than it appeared on the website. Very warm and cosy considering it was a very cold week. Very clean and well equipped and the welcome basket was second to none.
This is a lovely cosy cottage. We enjoyed the walks, the fire and the atmosphere of the cottage
A Christmas present on our first Christmas together & we couldn’t have wished for a better mini-break. The cottage is perfect & we’ve had the best time. So cosy & warm and a humble atmosphere. Although we only live an hour away it felt like a million miles away from home. Thank you Mark for giving us the warmest of welcomes. We instantly felt at home. We’re booking to come back in the Summer already – Dont want to leave 🙁 Joe and Emily xxx
Great gem of a find in the middle of beautiful Suffolk. Everything you could wish for – warm, cosy cottage and very hospitable hosts.
Delightful, characterful cottage with plenty of space for two. The dog loved it!
Lovely cottage with loads of character, especially enjoyed the fireplace. Owners very friendly and hospitable, gave a tour of the facilities and provided helpful information on things to do in the area.
Another amazing break at Grove Cottages. It’s so relaxing here, I just love it x
Don’t change a thing – fab x
It was amazing to win the holiday and be able to bring friends to stay, in your wonderful accommodation.
Wonderful solitude and gorgeous country garden. Perfectly situated to explore the historical surroundings. Thank you to our very welcoming hosts.
Thank you for a lovely stay in this amazing cottage! We can’t wait to come back in January.
We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves again, it has been wonderful to return here after 11 years. Very cosy and comfortable and we hope to return. Lovely spot, thank you.
The generous welcome pack was a lovely surprise and gave us a taster of local produce. Mark gave us a tour of the facilities and his easy and relaxed manner along with good advice on local pubs and walks, made us feel at home quickly. The Bakery is a lovely cottage with all you need, including fresh flowers!
Perfect getaway for a long weekend. Great location to explore surrounding area.
So lovely to be welcomed by a friendly member of staff, who gave us a tour of the cottage and surroundings. We arrived to music playing and a welcome basket full of fresh local produce. I’ve stayed with Grove Cottages many times but never in summer. I especially enjoyed making use of the garden and bicycles, to ride through the countryside. The local pub was having an excellent Beer Festival which was a real bonus – live music, great ales and ciders. Another 5* stay at Grove Cottages.
Thank you so much we had a great time. The Bakery was perfect for our mini romantic babymoon retreat. The flowers, fire, food and candles were very appreciated. Along with the comfy sofa, beautifully clean, crisp bed linen and music playing when we arrived. We will recommend to family and friends and check out other places you have.
Authentic historical cottages in a quiet corner of soft Suffolk countryside. Delightful cottage – exactly as advertised. Orchard a pleasure. Superb skies and shooting stars. Attention to detail is terrific – much appreciated
A lovely location! The cottage was very well equipped and comfortable. Everything provided – wonderful welcome pack with delicious egg, bacon and bread. And the vase of fresh roses – wow! Highly recommended!!
Stayed for 5 nights, came for a complete break from everybody and it was just what the Doctor ordered. Feel like our batteries have been recharged. The welcome pack was very much appreciated – really useful. Lovely hot shower too!
The cottage feels cosy downstairs but spacious upstairs. The outdoor space and feeling of airiness is great for sunny days of just relaxing.
A litle Gem in the middle of East Anglia, lovely well equipped cottages in a peaceful surounding. And if you want to be active there is a lot to see and do. Lovely walks, culture, gardens and nice pubs and villages.
This was a fantastic retreat. We came here to work and meet a couple of deadlines in some quiet and beautiful surroundings – it delivered on every count. The Bakery is a gem of a cottage, the gardens are beautiful and the wheat fields beyond banish “The Big Smoke” from the mind in an instant. Thank you for creating an idyll just two hours from London! Oh yes, the bikes rides were amazing at 6:30am!!
A beautiful cottage full of rustic charm set in idyllic countryside. What could be better?!
Outstanding cottage with attention to detail for the perfect stay. Lovely location to head out from – especially the local pub within walking distance – so dog friendly here in the local villages and pubs! Just fantastic! Peace and quiet amazing! Fresh eggs to buy just perfect! Love The Bakery!! A lovely evening walk to the pub and leaving the car safely tucked away, just great! Oh and such beautiful grounds.
We had a fantastic time. Stunning cottage beautiful gardens.
A very good holiday. Every village we visited was beautiful and friendly. Will come back to see more. What a beautiful area, we have not been disappointed.
Absolutely amazing location, cottage and hospitality. Would love to stay again and again – amazing from start to finish.
Lovely stay, really homely. So pleased to have stayed at The Bakery and look forward to coming back. The breakfast basket was wonderful, thank you!
There are not many places where you instantly feel at home and at peace. Thank you for making our weekend a very meaningful one. J+J x
Lovely stay as always – instantly relaxing. A wonderful restorative weekend and great memories of The Bakery. We’ll certainly be back!
Relaxing and peaceful, an idyllic place for a break away from modern day life! Our second break here, will definitely be back again.
The perfect place to unwind and relax. Our daughter who has stayed here in the past said it was wonderful and she was right.
The Bakery was everything we hoped it would be and so much more. As soon as we opened the door it had the wow factor. It was warm, beautifully furnished and felt super cosy. We were even given a welcome hamper of fresh bread, organic eggs, bacon and tomatoes to set us up for the weekend. The hosts made us feel so welcome right from the start and showed us all around the ‘tourist’ walking hot spots. The Bakery is the perfect country getaway and a little taste of heaven. We wish we could stay her much longer. This place is wonderful
Fantastic stay again – thank you.
A lovely place to relax, it’s cosy and warm. Our second time here and we will return! The Bakery is exactly as described, very cosy. It is larger than we thought and it’s lovely to have the going and relax with a good book and watch the evening sky.
We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a quiet and relaxing getaway. We had a fab time and will definitely be returning.
I loved The Bakery! Such peace and tranquility! Keep doing what you’re doing!
Our 4th stay at Grove Cottages. The perfect location to get away from the hustle and bustle and just relax, it just gets better and better. The Bakery has become our favourite.
Lovely cottage, ideally located.
An excellent location for exploring Suffolk with our dog. We had booked Snow Cottage but when the opportunity arose Mark upgraded us to The Bakery. Both cottages are lovely and we felt at home immediately. The welcome basket is the best we have ever encountered. Thank you.
The Bakery is a lovely old cottage full of charm and character, with a really ‘get away from it all’ feel. We have had a lovely time and Ollie and Bertie have enjoyed some wonderful walks. This break was exactly what we needed and we’re already looking forward to the next one. Thank you.
Thoroughly relaxing, enjoyed the cottage immensely and the beautiful surroundings if offered. We will be back soon!
A lovely stay at The Bakery, where everything has been thought of to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable
Exactly as described and just what we were looking for. Very friendly welcome everywhere – especially for the dog!
Revisited Suffolk after too long an absence of over 25 years and immediately realised it was my loss. The Bakery was a charming re-introduction to everything I had missed and it met all expectations. Best malted bread ever! Easy going days out as far afield as Holkham.
An absolutely perfect long weekend – loved the peaceful atmosphere and everything about this gorgeous place, made us want to stay here even longer.
This was a lovely chance to get together with family on the anniversary of our daughters birthday/wedding. Glorious weather made the setting even more special!
Relaxing, peaceful retreat.
The most perfect cottage for the perfect break away from London. Everything is really well taken care of – all you have to do is bring your preferred poison and let the magic get to you! We can’t thank you enough for making our stay so good. We will certainly be back soon. Grove Cottages and The Bakery super highly recommended. We could not hope for better!
We had a lovely relaxing stay in your lovely cottage, so peaceful, with some lovely walks for the dog. This was our second cottage stay with you this year and will be back. Many thanks to you all. Very good service, very cosy and the welcome basket was much appreciated.
I just love The Bakery, it’s very well appointed. The style and furniture are so in keeping with how a cottage should be. Cannot fault it in any way. Love the peace, pity no time to take a walk!! Information book terrific, all so organised! Magic – thank you.
The Bakery is a beautiful cottage surrounded by stunning countryside. We enjoyed an afternoon at Gainsborough Spa, some lovely pub dinners and some beautiful walks. Highly recommended.
Beautiful cottage – we felt at home straight away. We’ve booked with Grove Cottages many times and our stay this weekend did not disappoint. Thank you! -:)
We booked last minute to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday. Everything was very straightforward with booking. The directions to the cottage and everything about it were excellent. Have totally chilled!
This was our third time to the cottages and definitely not our last! Peace and quiet, cosy, good eye for the details in every room. Absolutely a 10+ for a thoroughly enjoyable week!!
Lovely romantic break in a wonderful cottage with spring sun and big skies. The perfect way to end our honeymoon – we will be back.
Lovely to be back in our “second home”. Bonio’s for the dog on arrival – a nice touch and very welcome! We had hail outside and a fire inside – what more could you want – wine? We had that too! -:)
Lovely relaxing stay
The Bakery is a beautiful, quirky, special occasion place. We have had the most comfortable, relaxing stay and didn’t want to leave after a week. The surrounding area is lovely – lots of pretty villages to visit. We will definitely come to one of Mark’s cottages again!
We have had a great stay, the cottage is lovely and the welcome pack was great! We will definitely come again!
Amazing, relaxing weekend in a beautiful cottage. Perfect place to do nothing!
Stunning characterful cottage equipped with everything we could possibly need. The treat for the dog was a lovely touch. Thank you!
Our first visit to The Bakery for our 2nd wedding anniversary. “Love, Love, Love” the cottage – gorgeous! Very lazy 4 days – reading, painting, eating too much, giggling and copious amount of vino. Wish I had a Mary Poppins carpet bag in which to put The Bakery and relocate to our back garden, when we need some us time. Thank you.
Stunning little find. Wonderfully clean, private and quiet. Perfect for our anniversary break. Only downside was that I couldn’t take it home with me!! Perfect in every way.
We booked The Bakery at short notice, a last minute break away. Very good correspondence & prompt replies. And its been a perfect break away from it all. We loved our stay in The Bakery – we cant fault it. Super, cosy, comfy, well equipped Cottage, including delicious welcome basket. We will be back …
Another fabulous stay at Grove Cottages; so peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Within very easy reach of great food and stunning coastline. Many thanks – we’ll be back!!
All too short, the most relaxing time.
Another superb weekend break. The Bakery really is first class, so quiet and relaxing. By far the best cottages run by an incredibly efficient charming family – well done Mark, a winning formula.
All excellent, couldn’t fault it. The Bakery more than fulfilled our expectations.
40th birthday present from my wife. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Lovely cottage and great retreat from city life. Nice touch receiving the welcome basket. Lovely cottage and very clean. 10/10 excellent. We will be back!!
The perfect antidote to everyday busy life. Peaceful, relaxing and traffic free. Enjoy the simple pleasures of sitting in front of an open fire in a beautifully appointed cottage, a proper bolt hole. The best bacon, freshly baked bread and fresh eggs in the welcome pack, really make a difference. Thank you.
We had a lovely stay � The Cottage is cosy, spacious and beautifully decorated � lots of nice walks, perfect for our dog.
Wonderful cosy cottage. Well equipped and with a warm welcome from the host. A great cottage and just what we wanted in a mini break in the country.
A beautiful romantic cottage in a great location everything you could wish for in a romantic get away.
It is rare and special to find somewhere so relaxing, comfortable and characterful. A good deal of consideration and thought has gone into providing a delightful cosy ambience.
The cottage is the perfect setting to get away from the stress of everyday life and remember what life is all about. We stayed for three nights and feel completely refreshed. Would recommend it to anyone looking to unwind a bit.
Cottage really cosy and warm. Open fire just made it extra special. Lovely and spacious upstairs with an armchair to relax and read.
Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience of our short stay. The cottage, naturally, had real character. The welcome hamper of local produce was excellent, full of tasty produce. The cottage was comfortable, warm and very relaxing.The bedroom was spacious, warm and comfortable. Thank you, we will return.
Very relaxing, peaceful. Cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings. Couldn�t ask for more.
Lovely unique little place in idyllic surroundings. An ideal retreat from which to explore the area or to simply stay in and enjoy all the peace and tranquility, which The Bakery has got to offer. Abundant wildlife right on your doorstep. Thank you so much for our perfect break!
We have had a lovely, cosy 2 nights at The Bakery. We visited The Crown in Bildeston and went to Jimmy�s Farm. Wish we could stay longer! We will be back.
We celebrated our 50th anniversary. The cottage was perfect. The weather was perfect. We had such a lovely time enjoying the area.
Excellent relaxing break. Cosy cottage, good facilities and a lovely area. Great to have laundry facilities to wash walking clothes. Lovely quiet sitting areas in the garden. Immediate hot water and heating was a nice welcome.
Thank you, The Bakery is lovely!
We have just enjoyed a relaxing three day break here. We love The Bakery, a perfect place for two.
Lovely stay! Relaxing weekend away from the city hustle and bustle. Beautiful surroundings and the breakfast basket is an excellent touch!
Beautiful, cosy cottage. Everything taken care of, loved the mix of CDs!
Absolutely perfect. Couldn’t have found a more idyllic location to celebrate our first weekend as husband and wife. Mark could not have been a more accommodating host.
Great cottage, lovely area, brilliant to be able to take a short break. Relaxing!
The Bakery was a delight to stay in, cosy but also lovely and cool in the exceptional heat at the time of our stay. The hosts made us welcome and made our stay feel very relaxed. Wonderful local walks with our dogs and a brilliant map of the area – mainly lovely pubs: kindly depicted by Mark. We will return without doubt.
A perfect getaway, with character.
Thank you for a relaxing stay – perfection! Super welcome basket as always, look forward to our next stay.
Perfect cottage for a romantic getaway. Very cosy, perfect size for two people. Loved the attention to detail in the cottage and the quality of the fixtures and furnishings. The Bakery is extremely cosy and romantic.
A wonderful, romantic cottage perfect for couples who want to escape the city life for 48 hours. Great service, great open fire – highly recommended.
Wonderful time here at The Bakery. Really interesting cottage, bags of character, very comfortable and tranquil. Loved that pretty well everything you’d need for a short break is in the cottage already. We’ll be back! Oh, and loved the welcome basket.
We absolutely loved the place and our stay at The Bakery, it was fantastic. We did very little which was exactly what we wanted to do. Well rested and relaxed, we hope to return soon. Many thanks.
A great week in comfort – couldn’t ask for any more.
Peace and tranquility in the cosiest of cottages, surrounded bu beautiful scenery. Couldn’t ask for more. Wonderful weekend Thank You We’ll be back
Had a really enjoyable week, even though the weather wasn’t brilliant. Particularly enjoyed being woken up by a couple of sparrows who knocked on the window each morning – fantastic!
We loved it here. The cottage is cosy and warm and very peaceful. It is well situated for visiting many lovely villages – Dedham, Flatford, Polstead and Lavenham to name but a few. The unspoilt coastal resorts of Aldeburgh and Southwold are just over an hours drive away. There are plenty of good pubs with great food close by. The food hamper on our arrival was much appreciated.
We’ve had a lovely relaxing weekend in a beautiful cottage.Exceeded all expectations! Don’t want to leave and will definitely be back. Would highly recommend.
Wonderful place! We will be back soon. Thank you for all the information provided and the VERY comfortable accommodation!
Wonderful holiday at The Bakery. Beautiful surrounding countryside made the fantastically cosy cottage, all the more pleasurable. Everything you need for your stay – it was all outstanding.
Our stay in The Bakery was the third with Grove Cottages. These cottages never fail and we always have a wonderful break. This is the perfect cottage for 2 and is very romantic – if you really want to get away from it all, chose this cottage.
Excellent cottage accommodation, all provided by one company – comfort guaranteed.
This was a thoroughly good week. The accommodation was excellent, with a real attention to detail. The surrounding are is also lovely. Highly recommended.
A first class weekend break, as usual. Every detail is perfect. Thank you so much.
The cosiest way to see in 2015! Wonderful with all the creature comforts you need, for a thoroughly relaxing break.
Wonderful, cosy and well supplied – we’ve had a great stay.
A wonderfully cosy, comfortable cottage, that made us all feel relaxed and at home – especially Coco (the dog!). We hope to come and visit again one day soon.
A wonderful cottage located near great pubs and walks. A very relaxing break. Thank you.
Fantastic, cosy cottage – a great getaway from it all!
Totally relaxing, quaint and fully equipped cottage. Idyllic location, with beautiful surroundings and plenty of nearby places to visit. Altogether a wonderful few days away!!
We had a restful and relaxing stay, enjoying every minute of The Bakery. A delightful cottage that takes you back in time, and you have no choice but to slow down! Thank you.
We had a fantastic stay at The Bakery. It really is the perfect cottage for honeymooners – we will definitely be back!
Delightful ‘bolthole’ in beautiful Suffolk countryside. Ideal for rest and recuperation and we found it an excellent location for cycling and walking, as well as visiting characterful towns (Lavenham and Long Melford), and National Trust properties nearby. Really enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back!
We had a delightful stay here at The Bakery, to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary! Really homely cottage with lovely facilities. Thank you for making it such a special place to chill out together. We also loved the communal areas – herb garden, very useful for cooking and ‘fairy lights’ very effective to ward off the darkness.
Enjoyed our stay in a lovely cosy cottage, and visiting the local area including a firework display. Particularly enjoyed cold nights in front of the fire. Lovely atmosphere at Grove Cottages.
A truly fantastic place, really enjoyed the peace and quiet. The time away from the city has been best spent snuggled up on the couch with the fire lit !
A perfect romantic hideaway. The Bakery is lovely in every way. There’s plenty to see in this idyllic area, but the cottage was so lovely, we spent a lot of time just relaxing and refreshing ourselves in this quaint and beautiful retreat. Welcome basket was so lovely and really helpful.
Many thanks for everything. Our third visit to Grove Cottages and we have to return. We love this part of Suffolk and also this comfortable quirky cottage. Warm regards.
We have had a lovely peaceful, restful stay, which was just what we desired and needed.
Perfect antidote to a challenging year. You’ve got the formula just right – attention to detail without fussiness, environmental concern without the zeal.
Picture postcode perfection – the location, the cottage and the fantastic local grub. Looking forward to a return visit.
Pure tranquility. Great to unwind. Quality. These are not just some cheap cottages. Grove Cottages are top of the range little homes, that only use quality like Alessi dishes and Fissler frying pans. Even the old bicycles are stylish. The orchard is beautiful and there is ample space to park your car. There is a romantic lit up BBQ area in an old barn. We’ll be back. It’s just too beautiful!!
We have had a really lovely 5 day break. We even got on the bikes, something my husband wanted to do, but I was adamant I wouldn’t! I did it and it was liberating, I loved it!
Very comfortable, cosy cottage. Perfect for visiting areas in and around Suffolk. Lovely welcome from owners, who want you to have a good stay. Lots of information and lists of what to do, were very useful.
Lovely setting and beautiful cottage for us to relax and celebrate our “mini-moon”! Cottage so well equipped for those unfamiliar with the area, set in beautiful grounds – the perfect escape!
Beautiful cottage, very clean and presented perfectly. Would come again and recommend.
This trip was the first visit to Suffolk after more than 20 years. The bakery was the perfect place to stay – an ideal location and with the perfect combination of comfort and rural charm.
Most wonderful countryside imaginable! Take the bikes out � hardly any cars, and a multitude of beautiful watering-holes along any route you choose!
Fantastic, quaint cottage, great scenery, good local pubs and food within walking distance. Would recommend to friends and family who want to relax.
The perfect escape. Everything was wonderful.
A magical place, beautiful calm little haven away from it all. We stayed here on our daughter�s wedding day/night and also the next day for our 40th wedding anniversary. It was just perfect.
If all self-catering accommodation was as good as this we�d be tempted to do more of it!
How can you better the best? You can�t!! From the wonderful welcome basket of goodies to the loving details around the cottage, this place is a haven of peace. Thank you so much.
This is our second stay at The Bakery – it hasn’t changed a bit. Thanks for a lovely weekend.
We came here for a much needed rest and wanted peaceful surroundings. The cottage and gardens are a perfect antidote to a busy year so far. We had everything we needed � thank you.
Beautiful, comfortable (home from home) cottage. Spent the Easter weekend relaxing and enjoying the place and quiet of The Bakery. Looking forward to spending more time in this lovely county.
The Bakery is a beautiful cottage, very tastefully renovated with a lovely cosy atmosphere. A welcome change to living in London.
Peace and tranquillity in the cosiest of cottages, surrounded by beautiful scenery. Couldn�t ask for more.
Lovely little cottage, very warm and cosy with beautiful views. The Grove is tranquil and quiet and made a change to hotel accommodation.
Peace, comfort, seclusion – and a beautiful place to stay. All a Londoner needs for a weekend away.
The Bakery is absolutely stunning! It has a warm homely atmosphere that is the perfect hide-away for a long weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Very relaxing, tranquil. Great little villages � fantastic food!
Our third stay with Grove Cottages and our second stay in The Bakery. Always excellent � very well thought out and renovated cottages. I am sure we will be back.
The welcome was warm, friendly and humorous. Then we walked into the cottage and it took our breath away. We have never been anywhere so beautiful. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and very appreciated on Saturday morning. The pictures we saw on the website are lovely, but not a patch on being here. If you could �feel� the place on the web � you�d never look anywhere else. Amazing. local walks are gorgeous and The Crown pub is beautiful � great ale too!
Had a lovely romantic getaway. Just what we needed! We don�t want to leave.
Our weekend at The Bakery was totally relaxing. Grove cottages is clearly a very well run business with customer comfort at the forefront � really has set the bar high for future self catering holidays! Thank you!
We both enjoyed staying at the lovely little cottage. It is full of charm, we both relaxed and enjoyed the lovely views!! Thank you for the welcome basket, we hope to visit again very soon.
A lovely little cottage full of character. Fully enjoyed ourselves.
We loved The Bakery from the moment we arrived. New Year’s Eve spent in the cottage, fire roaring, came in with a bang! My wonderful partner presented me with an ‘Engagement Ring’!! So, very special memories for us, and yes, we will back new year.
Leaving refreshed and happy � thank you!
We had a lovely break exploring Suffolk and love The Bakery …… a lovely, lovely cottage � perfect for 2!
Beautiful cottage and lovely surroundings – would definitely come back.
Everything we expected and more! Such a lovely cosy, romantic hideaway in a beautiful countryside!
In life it�s very rare expectations are met, but this week The Bakery has done just that. It is simply the perfect, cosiest, warmest in every sense of the world place. We shall return.
Perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle, always a pleasure to stay at Grove Cottages!
Relaxing, welcoming, romantic and extremely enjoyable. The dog loved it too!!
Extremely relaxed in your beautiful peaceful cottages. Made to feel at home on arrival by the warm welcome you provided and the lovely breakfast basket. Thanks!
We had the most amazing and relaxing time � good for the soul!!
We have thoroughly had a fantastic time in Bakery! It was a surprise for my boyfriend (William)�s birthday, It was all worth it! It was exactly what we wanted: beautiful, cosy unique cottage with fantastic interiors (decors) rustic design, open fire, comfortable bed, quiet countryside with beautiful surroundings and walking/cycling routes, wonderful breakfast basket!
Great place to get out of the rat race and regroup!
Our third visit to The Grove, but our first stay in The Bakery. As always, the usual exceptional standard and cosiness we’ve come to love and the reason we are becoming regulars.From muddy walks across the field to snuggling in front of the fire – we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Grove, and am grateful for it’s existence – thank you.
We stayed here for our 2nd year anniversary � it was perfect, romantic and cosy.. A beautiful cottage in a perfect location. I loved the fairy lights in the trees,it made the area feel magical at night.
We enjoyed our stay very much. The place is very calm and peaceful. The view of the fields was fantastic. We were lucky to have fine weather all through the week. The owners are very friendly and helpful.
Had a fab time. The meet and great introduction by Mark left no stone unturned. A fabulous little cottage! Thank you.
We thoroughly enjoyed our short weekend staying in The Bakery. The cottage and surroundings were beautiful and the local area was lovely and friendly. The dog (and us) loved the walks around the countryside and we will definitely come back soon!
A very peaceful and romantic cottage with all the homely touches we will definitely be back. Thank you.
We have had a relaxing few days. There is a lot to see in the area and we cannot imagine how you could have improved our stay.
Enjoyed our stay at The Bakery very much. Cottage was excellent. Lovely and peaceful surroundings. Great weather would definitely visit again.
Just had a wonderful time.
The welcome basket is a brilliant idea � much appreciated, so are the fresh flowers. Thank you very much! We have had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. Thank you.
Thank you for an absolutely wonderful few days in the country, very relaxing. The Bakery is an idyllic place to stay, loved the bikes. Highlight was watching the bats in the garden on our final night. Thank you and sure we will return.
Thank you so much. We had an absolutely amazing time, the cottages are beautiful and you really have thought of everything. It was genuinely perfect and we wish we could have stayed here longer. Thank you again for such a wonderful few days.
You have made us feel extremely welcome � you delivered everything promised on your web-site and more. The marked up map was most helpful.
This is our first time at The Grove and it certainly won’t be our last. Celebrating our engagement! We enjoyed rowing on the River Stour, a walk to the White Horse in the sunshine, and a fantastic meal at the Lindsey Rose, The Bakery is beautiful, clean and perfect in every way. What a way to finish the best weekend ever!
Very nice and cosy cottage with everything needed for an enjoyable stay.
Despite being locals ourselves, we still found plenty of new little gems of places to relax, eat etc. The stay was a totally enjoyable one. The convivial, laid back atmosphere resonating from our hosts made our visit just perfect.
Delightful cottage. Picture perfect villages, great hospitality. What more could we ask?
A perfect romantic retreat in a beautiful location.
One of the nicest cottages we have ever stayed in. The welcome basket is a great idea, loved the bread and the eggs and bacon etc made a delightful meal.
Wonderful short stay � thank you. Fresh eggs were wonderfully golden and taste amazing.
Just as described � everything here, clean and working. Worth its Gold award.
This time for our 25th wedding anniversary. Perfect break, so peaceful. The Bakery has such a romantic feeling and will always be special to us.
One of the loveliest places I�ve stayed many thanks for a great weekend.
Excellent homely feel � thanks again we will be back!
The perfect romantic bolt � hole. Beautiful setting, cosy cottage and excellent local knowledge.
We had such an amazing relaxing weekend. A tranquil retreat, but well looked after. We will be back!
A really fantastic place to spend your holidays.
Gorgeous! Well situated and well appointed: well done!
Spending my birthday at The Bakery made turning 40 almost bearable!! A wonderfully cosy, relaxing, romantic and peaceful place to stay, unwind and recharge those batteries � and the breakfast hamper was SCRUMPTIOUS !!
Nice relaxed simple life!
Cosy, secluded cottage and very romantic.
A very cosy cottage with everything you need The cottage was perfect. Excellent information.
The Bakery � Heavenly Hedonism of the Highest order!
The Bakery is a wonderful retreat. We felt instantly at home as did our dog Albert. It is charming, quirky and very cosy.
An idyllic retreat � the perfect place to recharge the batteries!
A perfect escape!
A fantastic break in a beautiful part of the country. Plenty to see and great to come back to a lovely romantic cottage. Loved the welcome basket of food � really thoughtful. A charming and relaxing place. Thank you very much.
A warm welcome from Mark when we arrived. The Bakery felt like home away from home. A truly magical Christmas 2012! We didn�t want to leave
Lovely cottage, lots of character, beautiful surroundings, warm welcome, loved the welcome basket, nice break, we�d definitely return.
Extremely welcoming, cosy and relaxing home from home. A perfect place to relax. The welcome basket was very thoughtful and great to have after a long drive.
We have had a really relaxing stay in this lovely cottage – Thank you
Very nice – as usual.
Very nice – as usual
Unbelievable – within 2 minutes you feel that this is your “home”. The most beautiful, tasteful, idyllic and lovely cottage!
So good to find a traditional Cottages inside and out!! Enjoyed every minute with romantic setting and lighting. Helpful guides of places to go and very peaceful de stressing holiday. Lovely welcome pack to start you off
The peaceful place to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary …. cosy, warm, quirky and very romantic. Attention to detail is fantastic … everything you could possibly want. Thank you a real pleasure
A lovely, cosy cottage surrounded in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Lots of evenings reading by the fire side with a glass. We’ll definitely be back
If your looking for a truly relaxing break in comfortable surroundings, look no further but beware – you won’t want to leave!
Wonderful cottage, full of personality and quirks. We enjoyed our short stay with our dog was awake at 6:30 each day wants to get out for walks!
This is one of the best cottages we have stayed in. Everything you would need is there to make your holiday that extra bit special. If you want a cosy, clean and romantic cottage, this is the one for you
One of the best cottages we have stayed in. So cosy yet plenty of space. Fantastic location. Loved it, a real romantic feel
One of the best cottages we have stayed in. So cosy yet plenty of space. Fantastic location. Loved it, a real romantic feel
The Bakery offered all that we wished for on our first child-free holiday in many years. Peaceful, romantic and rustic charm. Big sofa, candles, open fire and ducks outside the door. We will be recommending to all our friends
The Bakery is somewhere where you can totally relax and de-stress in a cosy countryside atmosphere. Marks, map is your bible for your stay – enjoy
We have had a nice break, thanks (very friendly ducks!).
We have loved every minute of our stay � from the warm welcome to the cosy night in front of the fire, from cycling around the lanes to having breakfast in the garden with the ducks � Thanks so much!
We would never know you are amongst other cottages, its so quiet and peaceful a little private escape from the world
We have had a wonderful stay. We wish to stay longer and we have plan to return.
I just want to say thank you for a lovely weekend staying in the Bakery. It was a superb little place, very cosy and so much thought had clearly been put into kitting it out. We look forward to coming back another time.
A wonderful place to relax in the heart of one of the UK�s most chilled counties
A rural paradise, would love to come back when it is not raining as much � but seeing the ducks so happy makes the rain unnoticeable! I love your ducks!
Another great stay at The Grove. The Bakery was a great experience- warm, comfortable and great opportunities to eat alfresco, Back on the diet when we return home !!
Lovely cottage, warm welcome. Everything informally just so and at short notice too. Thanks again.
A little slice of heaven
Warm, cosy welcoming. What more would you need after a long day out in March. Lovely atmosphere, perfect place to chill out.
We have had a great time here at the cottage despite some rather wet weather. Not only is The Bakery comfortable it has everything you need. The equipments was wonderful as was the local area with plenty to see and do. The regular visit of Mrs Duck with her ten ducklings was delight. Many thanks.
A lovely cosy stay, a good break from the city
Had a fabulous time – very relaxing and everything we needed- perfect!
The best cottage that we have stayed in. A great welcome and lovely cottage.
Warm, comfortable, peaceful. Would love to return in the Summer.
A really lovely stay – thank you!
A really relaxed and enjoyable break away. Uninterrupted with a wide choice of things to do. Mark made our stay very comfortable. Thanks Robert and Diana.
A lovely cosy cottage with everything we could possibly need. Very warm welcome from Mark who showed us around on arrival.
Magical, thanks for a perfect weekend.
Bloody wonderful – as ever!
Nik and I loved every moment. We came here last year for the first time and this year we came back. Nik proposed this time and it was perfect. We will always come back. Thanks so much, Manisha.
A great place to getaway for the week.
Another fantastic stay at a new Grove Cottage. I’m aiming for the full deck!!! Also love that dogs are welcome – they’re family too. If you like a firm deep massage, Yana’s Thai massage is excellent.
We have really enjoyed the delights of The Bakery cottage, the welcome basket and flowers made it feel very homely. The surrounding areas are lovely walks and the cottage ‘What To Do’ folder was a great source of information. We decided to stay an extra night to extend our lovely relaxing break. Many thanks!
The Bakery was the perfect ‘get away from it all’ honeymoon location for us.
Our second visit and even better than before, such a beautiful and serene place to return to after a days wondering the countryside.
Beautiful cottage, beautiful surroundings away from it all. An outstanding friendly welcome, don’t want to leave. Perfect weekend getaway, we will definitely be back.
The perfect country ‘getaway’ – comfortable and cosy with rural Suffolk.
The welcome was exceptional, the cottage a real home from home but cosy! From the welcome basket to the great info guides and maps I’d say everything at The Grove Cottages is just perfect! Well done team, I couldn’t have asked for a lovelier place to stay to get away from the stress of every day life! Thank you Karen xx
A delightful cottage, that allows dogs. Perfectly located to explore the treasures of Suffolk.
A delightful cottage, that always allows dogs. Perfectly located to explore the treasures of Suffolk
What a fantastic place- ticks all the right boxes and more for a romantic peaceful getaway with gorgeous countryside all around you.
We have “really escaped ” this weekend. Thank you for making The Bakery such a lovely place.We have enjoyed long walks and the surrounding area.
From the 1st moment we stepped inside the cottage, with the jazz music greeting us, an inviting breakfast basket and the coziness of the cottage itself; we knew we were “home”. An enchanting hideaway to just escape to.
We loved our short stay in The Bakery. It is a stunning cottage, full of warmth and character. We also loved cycling around the gorgeous countryside close by. Many thanks
Stepped off the day to day routine and watched the world go by. A truly relaxing week. Thank You !
Delightfully charming and peaceful. Absolutely lovely cottage. Very well decorated and furnished. Garden great, too gorgeous!
A really nice stay as a great place. We have enjoyed each single day. Thank you!
Grove Cottages is an ideal way to spend a few days away from the city. Rustic, beautiful and full of charm. The owner Mark has really taken a lot of trouble to ensure you have a fantastic time. There is nothing that I would add to make it better. Thanks Mark.
I would describe Grove Cottages as heaven, peaceful, beautiful surrounds are out of this world, Dunwich heath was our favourite the dogs loved it. Thank you for allowing dogs and making our honeymoon the very best!
Delightful cottage in a peaceful setting. Good provision of local information. Keep it up. We’ll be back.
A very high standard of accommodation and impressive attention to detail throughout. This is a whole new world of self catering holiday perfection.
Many thanks for a superb break, The Bakery is everything we wanted and then some. Will certainly be back in the future.
A perfect honeymoon destination – beautiful, thoughtful, romantic and fun.
Thank you for another fantastic week.
A warm welcome. An excellent base for cycling the South Suffolk Cycle Route… and a cosy cottage in which to rest our aching limbs. Perfect.
From the moment we arrived to Stephanie’s very warm smile and welcome we knew we would enjoy ourselves. The Bakery is so comfortable and cosy I didn’t want to leave! We have fallen in love with the area, and the people were very friendly! I really don’t think anything could have been better. Thank you for everything, we had a great time!!! p.s the cake was fantastic!
Having stayed at many self catering properties both in the UK and abroad, this is the kind of very special place you always hope to find, but rarely do. Like a really lovely hotel where you can just do your own thing – perfect!
Thoroughly enjoyable stay in a picturesque location. Perfect dog friendly facilities.
Loved it – a beautiful cottage in a gorgeous part of Suffolk. We’ll be back!
A perfect R&R cottage. Stunning location, beautiful features in and around the cottage. Maxi spent Saturday afternoon and evening – I think he likes Eric Clapton! We’re already planning our next stay, everything we wished for. Thank you.
A little piece of heaven on earth!
We had a very nice week with a particularly nice visit to Arger Fen Nature Reserve and a fantastic meal at The Anchor Inn in Nayland.
Absolutely wonderful cottage, exactly what we were hoping for. Very sad to leave the beautiful surroundings and sounds of the countryside. White Horse in Edwardstone had excellent food inc for veggies.
A lovely, peaceful weekend. The Bakery was everything we expected it to be plus more. Loved the welcome basket. thank you for a great weekend – we will be back !!
We had a lovely and very relaxing time at the Bakery cottage. It’s been very peaceful and we very much enjoyed the fantastic atmosphere and surroundings. We will definitely be back very soon to explore more of Suffolk and its environment.
Another restful break at Grove. We couldn’t control the weather, but snug in our cottage.
It’s a wonderful, peaceful retreat. We loved it !!
What a lovely cottage – I could quite happily live here! It had snowed when we arrived, but everything was so cosy – the fire was lovely! Definitely want another stay at the Bakery. Think we’re hooked!
An absolute find – a stunning cottage which has been beautifully renovated. Equipped for a luxury stay – great walks and a comfy sofa and fire to curl up next to when back. We will return.
Wonderful – as romantic a “getaway” as you will find. Fantastic as ever – I really can’t rave enough about it – It’s so idyllic here –
What a tonic – lovely rustic charm in an area with plenty of walks, all ending up at pubs !
A restful, stress free week in beautiful surroundings. Just what we needed.
The Bakery is like stepping back in time to a slower pace of life. Perfect for getting away from it all. It even comes with a complimentary cat! We’ll be back…
Warm friendly welcome, the whole feeling is relaxed, calm, peaceful, quiet, slow paced – everything we were looking for. Help at hand if needed.
This is our 5th Grove Cottage experience . each have their own unique character. All have been in a perfect setting. For relaxation and to get away from busy lives. Thank You.
Romantic & practical, cosy & unpretentious. Everything a couple would need for a great break in a beautiful part of Suffolk. A night in front of the fire or plenty of good pubs to drink & dine out. We look forward to returning.
We are now in a catch 22 of wanting to tell our friends what a great time we had, but not wanting to give away the location of ‘our’ great find.
What a lovely welcome. You walk into a nice warm cottage, soft music in the background, a very welcome basket of food. We relaxed so quickly and when you have busy lives that is quite difficult to do. Also Maxi the cat decided to move in which we quite enjoyed.
Fantastic lovely quiet location, wildlife on the doorstep – a real unwind retreat.
we had a great time. The weather was miserable. but we were warm and cosy. A great time had by all.
The cottage was everything I had wanted for us and the Amy the dog.Super days out and lots of lovely meals with local produce.
Our second stay at Grove Cottage and all three of us including the dog loved it even more as we knew the evening walk to the pub without hesitation. Thanks again. Will see you again.
It’s so comfortable here it’s like coming home. Aaargh! Lovely.
I usually stay in 2 ‘Premier Cottages’ each year. This time was different as it was a last minute break. I was very impressed by the Bakery, your website and speed/politeness of response and welcome. The cottage is beautifully presented. I like your eco-friendly approach. The written literature was super-really informative and useful. Travis the Spaniel was very happy and the stone floor very dog friendly. All in all, just a fabulous cottage holiday!
Thank you so much, we feel so lucky to have spent our little holiday here, it was enchanting in every way.
This place is a sanctuary away from the hussle and bustle of city life. It is literally an idyll. The cottage is beautiful and it feels like you are stepping back in time as you walk inside. We loved the surrounding areas as well so we will be back next year hopefully.
A lovely cottage in a lovely peaceful setting – a wonderful, relaxing break with visits from the ducks and lovely cat.
We’ve had a delightful time in a delightful cottage.
One week of enjoying life like ‘The Larkins’, only with electricity, mod cons and no children. In short, ‘Heaven’! You will be hard pushed to find a holiday home that’s had more thought and consideration put into it.
The old Bakery was very cosy. The owners did a great job restoring it. The owners were very helpful with information and pamphlets so I could plan my days activities.
Very comfortable, very relaxing – a perfect weekend break!
We had a beautiful time in the Bakery. It really did live up to all expectations and the week went too fast. So much to see and do and a fantastic haven to come home to every night.
We stay at a lot of different places and often feel let down on arrival that the place is not as it appears in the pics on internet. Not so here, it’s the first time we’ve felt the pics just don’t do it justice. The actual experience is difficult to capture in a picture – It surpasses what is already v.good on internet. Bono the dog agrees…He felt very welcome and the dog biscuit a lovely touch!
Absolutely loved the Bakery, such a welcoming cosy cottage! Would recommend to anyone!
Fabulous hol, wish we could stay longer. Many Thanks.
Cottage lovely. Very well equipped. Nice welcome pack. Lots of information on what to do. Mark very friendly, along with Max the cat and the ducks. Will be back.
Cottage lovely. Very well equipped. Nice welcome pack. Lots of information on what to do. Mark very friendly along with Max the cat and the ducks. Will be back. Have stayed in many cottage before. This being the only one to recieve a welcome basket, what a nice thought.
We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. We found loads to do and I will be recommending the cottages to our friends.
Excellent dog walks – wildlife we spotted were deer, fallow, golden Plovers in a flock, munkjac and otter tracks, buzzard, lapusing, linnets, gold finches, moorhen and of course less wild ‘the ducks’. Interesting churches and local history to be discovered – good art galleries in Lavenham particularly the contemporary art gallery of Paul Evans and the wildlife one. The tapestry shop is good too with tapestries from Belgium well worth a look, and local crafts as the Kersey Pottery not to be missed.
Ducks, chickens, Max the cat, open fire….
Delightful cottage with character and charm in a tranquil setting. Thank you for all the useful comments and map. Your website was excellent with loads of helpful information.
I have had a very special weekend at The Bakery – perfect in every way and completely lived up to expectation. Love this cottage: the beams, bricks, warmth, candles, fire, lamps, rugs, fairylights in the garden! I could go on. Peaceful, safe, happy weekend which included two beautiful walks using the U.S map you provide. So lucky to have sunshine too! Thank you for creating such heavenly holiday cottages. I hope I will return.
An absolutely perfect place to escape the ‘Humdrum’ of modern life and relax.
We had a great time and so did Ruby the dog. Cosy cottage despite snow, wind and rain. Brilliant for dog owners with many well marked paths and lots of dog friendly pubs. Lovely countryside and great people in this area who were friendly and welcoming. Can be recommended to all, even if you haven’t got a dog !!
A romantic valentines weekend in an idyllic cottage. If you want to getaway from it all, cosy up to your loved one in front of a roaring fire, this place is for you. We chose The Bakery based on the pics on the website but the reality surpassed our expectations. The service is great, even Maxi their cat is friendly! We’ll certainly be back to try the other cottages.
Extremly cosy and romantic. Just what we expected and needed. Will definately return.
In all the places I have travelled to around the world The Bakery would definately be in my top 5 places to kick back, relax, forget the world outside, get romantic and join the Dick and Tracey club !!
Clean and cosy cottage, nice atmosphere, pleasant host; and we certainly welcomed the surprise – complimentary cat!
Just lovely !
We’ve been to The Bakery before, looking for romance when we first started dating and we weren’t disappointed. We’ve returned now as Mr and Mrs. Nothing has changed. The Bakery is still the perfect haven to find togetherness and escapism. We will no doubt return.
The cottage is absolutely beautiful, we kept warm while it was snowing outside. The welcome basket was full of lovely food and we leave feeling very rested and looked after. Thank you for a brilliant, relaxing holiday !
Another brilliant trip to Grove Cottages, trying out ‘The Bakery’. Very homely, and comfortable, with a style of decor we really like. The christmas tree was a super extra and aded to the ambience.
The cottage was beautiful, we felt like we were in a different world, a perfect place to spend a long weekend.
Fantastic accomodation, lovely countryside to enjoy. Very friendly, bikes are a bonus, can’t rave enough about it. (will that do!!!)
What a beautiful retreat! We loved it and will be back! We loved the basket of goodies!
Beautiful cottage, had a brilliant time, felt at home as soon as we arrived. Comfy and cosy!
Totally charmed by the Bakery. Great atmosphere, felt very welcome and thoroughly relaxed. Thank you very much.
A blissful time of rest, recuperation and re-discovery.
A wonderful romantic break, in a beautiful location. We didn’t want to go out to eat, and couldn’t wait to come back on an evening. We’ll definately be back.
Our second visit to The Bakery and it is every bit as special as the first (which was our wedding night!) Cosy, peaceful, welcoming, romantic-simply perfect ! This really is a very special place and we are sad to have to leave but we are already planning, and looking forward to, our next visit. Thanks so much Grove Team !
Lovely break, refreshes the soul. Cat and Woodpecker much appreciated.
Very restful – nine other cars in carpark yet we never heard and hardly saw a soul. Lots of little extras, welcome basket lovely. Loads of information about everything.
Everything you need for a lovely, relaxing break. Just what the doctor ordered !
Comfortable and cosy – will definitely return !
A lovely rural retreat – we will recommend to all !
Thank you for an enjoyable stay and welcoming hospitality. Your cat Maxi was v.friendly and we enjoyed having him about.
We couldn’t have had a better time anywhere – you have no option but to unwind and relax.
What else can we add that has not already been written here! Its all true. The Bakery is one of the most romantic relaxing and beauitful bolt holes you could ever wish to find. We have had a week away together and have managed to let the whole real world disappear just for a short while as we explored beautiful Suffolk. Max the cat has been our companion and his gorgeous furry body has kept our knees and feet warm many times. What a lovely cat! Go to the Great House in Lavenham for wonderful food – We did and my wonderful boyfriend asked me to marry him there! And I said yes! So we leave with very special memories and we will definately return- and yes I think we did give D and T a run for their money! (D and T’s comments could not be published due to being too x-rated!
The perfect place to unwind, we didn’t want to go back to the real world!
We fell in love with The Bakery from the moment we walked through the door. The location and cottages are stunning, and we could happily stay here forever. We will be back to enjoy the cottage again.
This place is heaven! Our honeymoon in the Bakery has been perfect, a true escape from the world. It’s so beautiful and so quiet you have no choice but to completely relax.
A truely relaxing break in an idyllic loaction.
Simply the best, everything in one package.
The best dog friendly cottages we have ever stayed in. Lovely – tranquil surroundings and comfortable cottage. We will be definately be back again!
Couldn’t take the smile off our faces!
Exactly picture perfect, friendly, warm, we really had to tear ourselves away – Thankyou
This place is truely wonderful. The cottage is gorgeous, the area is beautiful and the silence golden! We would definately recommend you book a massage with Yana if you want to spoil yourselves.
The cottage was everything we expected and a true reflection of the website information. Very cosy and you had thought of everything. We have felt very much at home.
The Bakery is both a home away from home and an escape from the world. Romantic, Relaxing and Restful.
Staying at The Bakery is like stepping back in time. A wonderful place to get away from the modern world and ‘chillax’. Highly recommend 🙂
Wonderful stay in an idyllic cottage. Perfect. Excellent is not a high enough rating particularly for the ‘cosy feel’ !!
We stayed in the Bakery – Millie was fantastic showing us around. They couldn’t have made the cottage more cosy and warm if they tried! The lights on and soft music playing made you feel welcome straight away. Welcome Basket was a lovely touch. Whole 4 days were wonderful for us and our dog Toby. We will be booking again!
We have had the most perfect weekend here; recharged our batteries & quality time together!
Wonderful Place! Very cosy and well equipped; beautiful bedroom, very romantic!
What a fantastic place to relax and unwind! Our dog has never been so tired after all the wonderful walks which were recommended. A Massive Thank You
Lovely cottage – cosy and warm amidst this crisp autumnal weather!
THE perfect escape from city life. The Bakery is a beautiful, peaceful retreat. This place is a real find, we will definitely return at the first opportunity!
This cottage is so pretty, cosy and well-equipped. The setting is beautiful and very well maintained. Everyone is very friendly, even the ducks! It was a perfect place to spend our wedding anniversary. We’ll definitely come back! Thank You!
A truly unique experience; a lovely weekend. Thank You
The cottage just exudes character, stepping inside for the first time (& every time after!) just brings a smile to your face. Having the lamps on and music playing, on entering, just added to the atmosphere
Fantastic! We didn
We stayed in The Bakery for our mini honeymoon and had a fantastic time! Such a beautiful and peaceful cottage & surroundings. Well be back as theres much more to do in the area! Please sure to light the fire and relax with a bottle of wine.
Our first visit to the cottages. The Bakery is so gorgeous and so peaceful. Goodbye to the rat race for a few blissful days.
The Bakery is the perfect escape from the daily grind. The minute you walk through the door, work and worries are a distant memory.
Authentic Old English unspoiled atmosphere. Relaxed, welcoming area around The Grove.
Grove Cottages was the ideal place to stop the world and get off. We really enjoyed our stay, as did our 7 month old Springer; loved the walks and sniffs in the countryside!
The perfect start to our honeymoon; The Bakery is so cosy and homely and the surrounding area very tranquil and beautiful – it has been bliss ! We will definitely be returning to this special place. Thank you so much
Mark and his team are the perfect hosts, and have done a wonderful job of preserving the historic character of their cottages while adding modern conveniences. Very comfortable and we look forward to returning!
After a very hectic wedding weekend, this was/is the perfect getaway from cosmopolitan life. Full of cosy nights in, beautiful countryside walks, and most of all, a stunning cottage to relax in. Thank You Grove Cottages.
The Bakery was outstanding, the welcome warm, the fantastic local information, the welcome basket was superb as was the location. Totally exceeded our expectations. **7 excellents for cleanliness, welcome, comfort, welcome basket & supplies, local information, cosy feel & expectations fulfilled! **
Wonderful, relaxing, tranquil escape from the hustle & bustle of everyday life.
Calm and comfort in a delightful setting; what better way to explore Suffolk!
Our escape from Californias silicon-valley was everything we had hoped for and needed complete with cottage cat Maxi and our daily dose of ducks at the back door. We couldnt have asked for more.
The Bakery is a pretty, quaint cottage combining everything you could possibly need for a relaxing, chilled break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our puppy loved it too!
If you have booked a weekend, make it a week. If you have booked a week, make it two. Whatever you book it won’t be long enough as, like us, you won’t want to leave. What a gem – we really ought to keep it to ourselves!
Simply one of the best holidays weve been on. A fantastic cottage and a lovely welcoming feeling.
This is just the perfect place and we will be recommending it to all our friends
We travel regularly and the great thing about The Grove Cottages is that you have confidence that everything advertised on the website is true extras provided, images as shown and wonderfully rustic. It exceeded all our expectations !!
A cosy and relaxing setting. For a moments peace and tranquillity from todays mad world!!
A lovely cottage
The map of the area provided by Mark should be your bible. It has everything listed from pubs to beaches, walks to wildlife. Use it, live it, love it!!
Enjoyed a relaxing week at The Bakery. Mark made us and our Westies very welcome. We felt particularly at home in the en-suite- with its Jim Lawrence loo roll holder- identical to the one we have in our cloakroom at home! It prompted us to go over to their showroom in Stoke by Nayland and get a few more fittings!! We loved Suffolk- our first trip there and hopefully not our last- it is a beautiful setting and so much more to see.
Stepping into The Bakery was like stepping back in time. It brought back lots of childhood memories. A very friendly welcome on arrival. All in all a very enjoyable visit.
We stay all over the country, in the most beautiful places, about every other week. We have never been made to feel more welcome or stayed in such a fantastic cottage!!
Expectations 100% fulfilled !! Maxi the cat should be paid for his outstanding contribution to the
Perfect in every way. I fell in love with the cottage when I looked at the pictures on the internet. But I was overwhelmed when I first arrived. Better than I imagined !
Cosy Cottage. Completely Comfortable. Fabulous Fire. Super Scenery. Wonderful Walks. Lovely Lavenham. Happy Hols !
The laid back character, welcoming host and the assortment of animals, gives this cottage a charm, which sets it apart from anywhere else we have stayed.
The Bakery/The Grove was a haven
We stayed in The Bakery
Waking each morning in The Bakery was like waking in a dream. The Grove is a haven of peace, relaxation and rural charm. Bliss! Thank you.
So relaxing, the stress of work was gone within the first few hours. Wish we could have stayed longer. Just what we needed to re-charge the batteries. Charming cottage, everything we needed on hand.
The warmest, cosiest cottage experience in England! The attention to detail (local artwork, food provisions, suggested attractions, restaurants, rambling trails, fresh flowers and guest amenities), made the transition to settling in seamless. Instant relaxation. Your hosts are also very accommodating and professional. Well Done!
We had an excellent & relaxing week
A very peaceful place and great for quiet contemplation but also a big adventure for toddlers who like ducks, chickens, tractors, bikes, deer, dogs, cats, and Autumn leaves.
We had a perfect weekend break. The Bakery is very cosy and the mattress, duvet and pillows were so comfy, and the bath towels so fluffy. It was an effort to get out and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and abundance of things to do. We highly recommend Grove Cottages, and hope to return.
A home away from home
Wonderful time. Great welcome to a beautiful cottage, with music playing quietly as we arrived, and flowers to move us – a breakfast hamper to fill us. The eggs were delicious. Warm, friendly and helpful hosts. Thank you so much. A real bolthole away from the rush of life and quietness to be together.
Perfect place to recharge our batteries ! Really enjoyed it, as did our dogs. Thank you !
We came back within 6 weeks
Wonderfully calm and relaxing
For our 2 hour drive we found a real sanctuary. Stressed? Need a break? Grove Cottages is the place
It was a brave step to book our honeymoon here sight unseen, but I could not have wished for a more perfect setting. The attention to detail, superb interior design and stunning over all effect made this a place I would recommend to anyone who respects and searches for beauty. Antique hunting (& finding !), canoeing down the Stour & gourmet dining
A 30th birthday to remember. Breakfast on the lawn was brilliant – even the dogs didn
Romantic – Cosy – Roaring log fires – Beautiful walks. Fantastic Local Pubs and wonderful pets to borrow
This was our third visit to The Grove Cottages
When we pulled up into the car park, the welcome we received was wonderful and when we entered our beautiful cottage we knew that the Rest & Relaxation that we desperately needed was going to be ours for the weekend. This cottage has been our sanctuary & the peaceful, homely and relaxed atmosphere will be remembered by us always. Thank you.
Have stayed at other Grove Cottages and as always high standards. Love to get away from London and have some chill time. Suffolk is a beautiful county and we always enjoy our time here.