Grove Stamp 75

The Old Monkey

Location: Hadleigh
4 Star

Bags of Character in a Quirky Little Bolt-Hole
This lovely place will really appeal to a lot of my guests, especially those on shorter breaks who always ask how far is the nearest pub, restaurant, shop, walk, cycle route – because this place really ticks all those boxes. The Old Monkey also boasts an open log fire


The Old Monkey

Location: Hadleigh

Bags of Character in a Quirky Little Bolt-Hole
This lovely place will really appeal to a lot of my guests, especially those on shorter breaks who always ask how far is the nearest pub, restaurant, shop, walk, cycle route – because this place really ticks all those boxes. The Old Monkey also boasts an open log fire


The Experience - Self Catering At The Old Monkey

Bags of character in a quirky little bolt hole with a romantic log fire and great walks, this lovely place will really appeal to a lot of my guests. Especially those on shorter breaks who always ask how far is the nearest pub, restaurant, shop, walk, cycle route – because this place really ticks all those boxes.


Cottage Walk Through

The entrance to ‘The Old Monkey’ is on the side of the ancient House which was once a pub called The Kings Arms. As there were a few Kings Arms around it got the nickname ‘The Old Monkey’ to set it apart, there is a nice courtyard with bench seating.

The Old Monkey is a tiny but very cosy cottage and a romantic little place to stay. It has every modern convenience but still retains masses of original charm and character with its ancient wattle and daub walls, a wealth of beams, tiny steep staircase, lovely lime wash painted walls and a cosy open log fire with a comfy sofa to enjoy it from.

The main room with its open log fire has a pretty antique farmhouse table to enjoy meals in front of the fire.

The contemporary galley style Kitchen makes the preparation of meals very easy and is complete with a pretty Belfast sink, microwave, washing machine, electric hob and oven.

There is a modern shower bathroom located on the ground floor (please note that we do not provide towels – sorry) and central heating in all rooms.

The stairs winding up into the bedroom (we do provide bed linen) from the main room, give away the age of the building and people with mobility problems should not book this cottage – for the able bodied it is just another part of the lovely character of The Old Monkey. Please note that because of the steep stairs this cottage is not suitable for Babies or children.

The bedroom has a high arched ceiling displaying the beautiful ancient beams, it has a snuggly double bed, not a kingsized one.

We also supply a lovely breakfast basket containing eggs, tomatoes, butter, bread and milk, all local produce if possible – season permitting. The cottage also contains tea, coffee and olive oil, salt and pepper. When you contact us to make Arrival Arrangements you can let us know if you have any dietary requirements to avoid food wastage.

There is free on street parking is available outside or opposite in a quiet Cul-de-sac


The Gardens

There is no garden at The Old Monkey, just a place to sit out in the courtyard.


You are on the edge of the small Historic Market Town of Hadleigh, shops start a couple of hundred yards away. There are several pubs and unique little shops and a Co-Op supermarket. Hadleigh has over 200 listed historical buildings in it and the church was painted by John Constable.

Just around the corner from the cottage is a footpath taking you along the old railway line which is now a rambling / cycle route out into the countryside.

There is a pretty riverside walk round Hadleigh.

Green Credentials

The Old Monkey dates back to 1250 and was renovated during the 1990s utilising timber and bricks from the standing building. The interior and exterior walls have been coloured with traditional lime wash where possible. The furniture is all old/antique and hopefully did not use any polluting energy to produce.

All rugs are old and pre-date modern chemicals.

Our welcome basket includes local Suffolk bacon, organic eggs and tomatoes from our garden when in season, very local bread and locally sourced fruit where possible.

Situated within a town, our guests generally explore on foot and many are shocked to find the car unused after a five day stay!

We have a wild pond within our own garden that encourages a plethora of amphibians, grass snakes and insects that feed the local bird population, listen to the night time hoot of the owls.

We encourage recycling and have made every effort to reduce/eliminate usage of plastic.

Our well-seasoned fire wood and kindling is all sourced within 5 miles and often from our own garden having been stacked outside to support the local invertebrates.


Local Area

You are in the pretty river valley that starts in Lavenham which is regarded as England’s Best Preserved Medieval Village and is full of stunning houses, a Guildhall Museum, wool church and many good pubs and restaurants including the famous Great House and The Swan Hotel. The pretty little riverside villages of Brent Eleigh, Monks Eleigh, Chelsworth and Bildeston all lie along this river valley and are beautiful places to explore.

Flatford Mill, where Constable painted ‘The Haywain’ is just a short drive down the road and is somewhere we all love to go to, especially in Summer when we hire a rowing boat there and row down river to have a lazy picnic day.

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 Ipswich and our favourite beaches and places on the coast are between 50 – 70 minutes away, places like Pin Mill, Nacton, Levington, Orford, Aldeburgh, Dunwich, Southwold and Mersey Island.

The nearby Medieval Villages of Long Melford, famed for its setting for the Lovejoys TV series, Nayland, sitting prettily on the river Stour, Polstead, with its bluebells woods and impressive views over the Box river valley are all close by and there are many more tiny villages with lovely walks and Pubs to explore.

This is an area where you feel a million miles away from city life and can really relax and enjoy just being part of it.


Standard Inclusive Features

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

Bathroom: Soap, towels are not provided (sorry), bath mats, shaver point, toilet brush, toilet roll.

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

Living room: If your cottage has an open fire or stove then a basket with firewood and a bucket with coal will be provided free and more will be available at cost and there will be firelighters provided, TV, books, games, magazines, local brochures, OS and other maps, folder with our special ‘What To Do’ Insiders Guide to the local area.

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

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

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

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



  • Barbeque
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Bikes Provided
  • Central Heating
  • Clothes Airer or Washing Line
  • Clothes Washer
  • Cooker and Hob
  • Dog Friendly
  • Freezer-compartment
  • Fridge
  • Ground Floor Shower
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • High Chair Provided
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Open Fire or Wood Burner
  • Shower, Walk In
  • Smart TV
  • Television
  • Travel Cot Provided
  • Village
  • Wifi



Trainline Journey Planner: Click Here

London Liverpool Street station – Ipswich station = 1 hr

Taxis – Ipswich Cab Co 01473 256666 or Avenue Taxis 01473 257777 – 20 mins to cottage


What the Guests Say...


  • Monday, 28th May 2024, Mark:
  • We had a perfect stay. The cottage was clean, tidy and very welcoming. It was charming in its decoration and wonderfully quiet! The free on street free parking was great and the cottage was a short walk into the town. The hosts were wonderful – a useful welcome basket and responded very quickly to any questions (we asked for local recommendations). In summary, this is a great quiet place to stay, to relax, recharge and enjoy. The coast is just over an hour’s drive away which is an added bonus. We are very much looking forward to coming back. Highly recommended!! 😃
  • Sunday, 26th November 2023, John:
  • Lovely place, nice and quiet, enjoyed it very much.
  • Friday, 20th October 2023, Pippa:
  • Beautiful little nook in the Suffolk countryside! Was a blissful stay and very cosy. Thanks so much!
  • Friday, 7th July 2023, Viktorija:
  • Great place to stay and unwind from all the daily stress 🙂
  • Monday, 1st May 2023, Thea:
  • We absolutely loved our stay here, we didn’t want to leave! Beautiful area, our hosts were lovely and very helpful. The property itself was gorgeous, stunning wattle and daub, very cosy. Thank you so much for the perfect break away.
  • Friday, 7th October 2022, Jacqui:
  • Very nice quaint cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Bed very comfy, steep stairs but manageable. The owner was very nice and helpful, lovely breakfast basket left in the kitchen with produce for a full English breakfast. A fire made in the grate just needed lighting. I had a very pleasant stay and would definitely stay again.
  • Friday, 5th August 2022, Jeannette:
  • We very much enjoyed our stay, very convenient location to walk into town, lovely house with lots of character. We were left a lovely breakfast basket with nice produce for our first morning, would happily stay again.
  • Monday, 12th of December, 2016, Sara & Phil:
    Lovely stay in The Old Monkey. Yet another perfect Grove Cottage. Lovely walk down the old railway line and across the fields.
  • Monday, 14th of November, 2016, Troy & Laura:
    What a darling cottage – so cosy and comfortable and everything necessary and more! Great CD collection too – thank you and hope to return.
  • Sunday, 23rd of October, 2016, Dominic & Maxine:
    Great short break, real village, lovely people. Lavenham is stunning. Lots of dog friendly place. The cottage is beautiful and has everything you need and more. Thank you guys.
  • Saturday, 15th of October, 2016, Frank & Roslyn:
    We enjoyed our stay in The Old Monkey, sad to leave.
  • Sunday, 4th of September, 2016, Jan & Barry:
    We’ve enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage. Spent two days here and didn’t venture too far from Hadleigh!
  • Monday, 29th of August, 2016, Mindi & Sanjay:
    Thank you for a wonderful stay. We had the best weekend! The cottage is beautiful and has everything we could possibly need 🙂
  • Friday, 19th of August, 2016, Jonathan & Sue:
    Four days of wonderful walking with our little dog. We enjoyed The Old Monkey, just right for what we needed – the welcome basket was very thoughtful – thank you.
  • Monday, 15th of August, 2016, Isabel & Al:
    Hadleigh is a wonderful place to stay. We enjoyed the local walks, the food and local beers. The cottage is beautiful and we felt quite at home. Thank you for the basket, the eggs were amazing!
  • Friday, 12th of August, 2016, Cherry & Norman:
    Hadleigh has been an excellent base for exploring the Suffolk countryside. The Old Monkey is a perfectly idyllic and comfortable ‘home from home’. Thank you for the welcome groceries – very useful! A very good relaxing break. Thanks again.
  • Sunday, 7th of August, 2016, Sharon & Norman:
    We had a lovely weekend in The Old Monkey, it’s a great, cosy cottage. Many thanks for the treats and supplies on our arrival, they came in very handy. We had some great walks in the surrounding area, great weather and overall a good weekend. Many thanks.
  • Monday, 25th of July, 2016, Karen & Terry:
    We were lucky enough to have booked the hottest week so far this summer! We have visited so many places and done so much. Thanks so much, we will be back. Oh and do try and take the bikes out, we went along the old railway – great fun!
  • Thursday, 30th of June, 2016, Josephine & Milo:
    The Old Monkey – what a find! Delightful base for our expected explorations in the rain The rain didn’t materialise but The Old Monkey lived up to our initial impressions – we loved ‘coming home’. The welcome basket was most appreciated – thank you.
  • Sunday, 8th of May, 2016, Ben:
    The perfect escape from busy lives and three children! The Old Monkey was the perfect cosy and comfortable retreat we needed. Enjoyable circular railway walk in the sunshine and perfect to finish the day with a log fire on the comfy sofa. All in all, a wonderful break.
  • Friday, 6th of May, 2016, Anna & Nic:
    A fantastic week at The Old Monkey – perfect start to some summer sunshine! Nightingales heard in abundance at Constitution Hill, foxes and deer in dapple sunshine at Kersey – fantastic!
  • Sunday, 10th of April, 2016, Nick:
    Thank you for a wonderfully relaxing weekend away from London. We loved the charm of The Old Monkey, it’s so cosy and welcoming. We would love to come back, there are so many places to explore close by. It’s a beautiful part of the country. Loved the open fire!
  • Monday, 21st of March, 2016, Sam & Duncan:
    Lovely mini break in Hadleigh. Some lovely walks around. The Old Monkey was perfectly cosy and just what we were looking for, we’ve had a lovely weekend, thanks.
  • Saturday, 12th of March, 2016, Danny & Tracy:
    A beautiful cottage to spend a cosy weekend in. We had a lovely time spending most of it relaxing beside the open fire. It has been a great weekend and we will definitely return in the future. Many thanks.
  • Friday, 26th of February, 2016, Jane & Stewart:
    Loved The Old Monkey. Cosy and just right for 2 + dog.
  • Tuesday, 23rd of February, 2016, George & Paula:
    Thanks so much for the lovely cottage. We’ve had an amazing time here. Very warm and welcoming -:)
  • Saturday, 27th of June, 2015, David:
    Very happy with the cottage – would recommend it and Grove Cottages.
  • Monday, 18th of May, 2015, Jacqui:
    Lovely warm and welcoming cottage with every facility you could need. Great log fire and welcome basket – thank you.
  • Friday, 24th of April, 2015, Caroline & Garry:
    Very relaxing break in a beautiful cottage – thank you.
  • Sunday, 19th of April, 2015, Richard:
    Wonderful stay, cannot wait to come back. Everyone so friendly. Beautiful little cottage – log fire wonderful – welcome basket lovely.
  • Friday, 17th of April, 2015, Richard & Penny:
    Thank you for the most relaxing break we have had in a very long time, due to the hard working city life and the kids HaHa! We loved the features of the beautiful cottage and it held all our needs, the welcome basket was fantastic, and the log fire a sight for sore eyes. Thank you Old Monkey, fond happy memories will stay with us.
  • Saturday, 4th of April, 2015, Dominique:
  • Friday, 27th of February, 2015, June & Chris:
    Had a lovely relaxing 5 day stay. Love this area. Many thanks – loved the welcome hamper.
  • Friday, 20th of February, 2015, Alex & Hannah:
    A lovely cosy cottage stay! We look forward to returning in the future. Many thanks.
  • Friday, 23rd of January, 2015, Sarah:
    Lovely little getaway to spend our wedding night, cosy, warm and with all amenities you need! Perfect for two – gorgeous x
  • Friday, 16th of January, 2015, Joanne:
    We adore open fires, so this was perfect for us, we loved it. Love all the exposed wood, the brass bed. Beautifully stylish, fabulous big open fire to cosy up by. Loved it and would totally recommend it.
  • Friday, 9th of January, 2015, Joanne:
    Lovely quaint cottage, lovely village, lovely people – what more do you want?!
  • Friday, 1st of August, 2014, Laurence:
    All in all a very good week, we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Thank you.
  • Monday, 23rd of June, 2014, Rita:
    Just what we needed for a short break, to explore this glorious part of England!
  • Friday, 23rd of May, 2014, Roy:
    Warm, cosy, quaint. A place to relax and leave the world behind.
  • Monday, 5th of May, 2014, Stacey:
    We loved this cottage. So cosy and calm with beautiful surroundings – just what we were looking for.
  • Sunday, 20th of April, 2014, Nathahi:
    Beautiful cottage, wonderful stay. Thank you so much we can�t wait to come back and stay again.
  • Friday, 18th of April, 2014, Rebecca:
    Had a lovely well needed few days of rest. Loved the cottage as soon as we walked through the door. Have already recommended to family and friends and will be planning a return visit soon! Branched out to Dedham which is a must again, the small row boats were lovely! Thank you so much!
  • Friday, 18th of April, 2014, Nathalie:
  • Friday, 18th of April, 2014, Rebecca:
    Everything was lovely and clean, all that we needed was here.
  • Wednesday, 16th of April, 2014, Megan:
    A flying visit to this lovely cottage. We wish that we could stay for longer!
  • Friday, 11th of April, 2014, Simon:
    We have enjoyed a restful few days in your lovely little cottage. A particularly pleasant walk across the fields to Kersey and excellent lunch outside in the glorious sunshine at the pub. Thank you Steve for the welcome basket.
  • Sunday, 30th of March, 2014, Jenny & Dominic:
    Fire was all set when we arrived. One match and we had a roaring fire. Most luxurious duvet and warmest bed ever. Lovely cottage full of character. Lovely village and lovely people.
  • Monday, 10th of March, 2014, Lucy & Matt:
    Had a lovely long weekend at the Old Monkey, appreciated the information books. Lovely walk around Hadleigh. Would highly recommend this delightful cottage it has such a cosy and warm feel to it.
  • Sunday, 3rd of November, 2013, Ann:
    Lovely, cosy, well thought through cottage.
  • Monday, 12th of August, 2013, Sara:
    Our fourth consecutive summer holiday at The Old Monkey! Such a cosy little gem.
  • Friday, 2nd of August, 2013, Philip & Fiona:
    Very relaxing � so much so we didn’t do much in the end!
  • Saturday, 11th of May, 2013, Mike:
    Exceeded expectations in every way. What a wonderful atmospheric place and so relaxing. Welcome hamper filled with only quality items was a very nice touch � we don�t want to leave.
  • Friday, 10th of May, 2013, Andrew:
    A very cosy cottage, lots of nice walks and some great places to visit and eat out.
  • Monday, 6th of May, 2013, Ruth & Ray:
    Lovely town, lovely town, would like to visit again.
  • Friday, 3rd of May, 2013, Emma & Tara:
    We had such a lovely time at The Old Monkey. Just Lovely!
  • Friday, 12th of April, 2013, Laura & Andy:
    The Old Monkey is a beautiful little cottage in a beautiful part of the country. We loved our stay and I’m sure we will be back!
  • Tuesday, 19th of February, 2013, Emily & Henry:
    Really cosy, happy little cottage. We had a great time.
  • Sunday, 13th of January, 2013, Sue:
    Delightfully restored cottage � fabulous �bolthole� for a dark January weekend.
  • Monday, 3rd of December, 2012, Penny:
    We have had a brilliant time exploring the countryside by day and sitting by the fire eating and drinking at night.
  • Friday, 9th of November, 2012, Lee:
    We came here to celebrate my partners birthday and to escape the drudgery of working life. This was a perfect retreat to relax and rejuvenate, thanks to Katherine for making such a nice welcome and a peaceful stay.
  • Friday, 2nd of November, 2012, Nick:
    The Old Monkey made a lovely base for our first visit to Suffolk and left us wanting more
  • Sunday, 28th of October, 2012, Chris:
    This was the most relaxing weekend we could have asked for � stunning cottage, very cosy and warm even in the awful rain.
  • Friday, 26th of October, 2012, Catharine & Jonathan:
    A wonderfully stay and very atmospheric hide away in this charming place � very comfortable and welcoming. Every village has it�s delights. This was the best value, in terms of the comforts and supplies, historical quality of the cottage and the quality of facilities.
  • Sunday, 14th of October, 2012, Lucy & Adam:
    We have had a really lovely weekend at Old Monkey to celebrate our second wedding anniversary � the open fire made the cottage really cosy and it�s a great base for nice local walks. We especially appreciated the attention to detail in terms of decor, welcome basket and music playing when we arrived. Fab thanks!
  • Friday, 2nd of March, 2012, Anne & Trefor:
    Accommodation perfect. Everything we wanted. Lots of accessible footpaths for dog walking
  • Sunday, 5th of February, 2012, Emma & Nick:
    Perfect cottage for the weekend break. Exactly described from the website.
  • Monday, 23rd of January, 2012, Angela & Nigel:
    A cosy weekend break to relax and enjoy the country and come back to a lovely fire.
  • Monday, 9th of January, 2012, Rosalind:
    Wonderful cottage – cosy & snug. Rayleigh is a lovely town too.
  • Friday, 6th of January, 2012, Katie:
    Perfect, romantic weekend. The snow made it perfect !
  • Monday, 21st of November, 2011, Sue and Ian:
    Quirky little cottage very cosy and welcoming.
  • Thursday, 27th of October, 2011, Peter:
    Very sympathetically restored which makes this cottage a relaxing feeling of a time gone by. The log fire just finishes it off.
  • Friday, 7th of October, 2011, Angela and Michael:
    First visit to Suffolk, Hadleigh – a friendly town with choice of eateries. Old Monkey quaint and quirky. Great walks for our Jack Russell.
  • Monday, 12th of September, 2011, Steven:
    A delightful, cosy cottage. Perfect in every way. Even for our four legged friends.
  • Sunday, 11th of September, 2011, Sarah and Joseph:
    Wonderfully charming cottage, i very warm welcome, and a lovely place to relax.
  • Friday, 12th of August, 2011, Rose and Ben:
    Cosy and characterful cottage, warm welcome, lovely, relaxing stay.
  • Friday, 5th of August, 2011, Mike :
    Cosy and characterful.
  • Monday, 25th of July, 2011, Robina & Sara:
    Fantastic time, as last year. Adorable little cottage.
  • Thursday, 14th of July, 2011, Beverley:
    A lovely cottage and town. Excellent holiday cottage. Welcome basket outstanding. Lovely shower and well stocked kitchen. Gorgeous fire and so much character.
  • Sunday, 3rd of July, 2011, Teresa:
    A lovely quaint hideaway with a particularly beautiful bedroom.
  • Friday, 17th of June, 2011, Sandra:
    Very enjoyable stay. Wonderful area. Suggestions on the local villages very useful.
  • Friday, 17th of June, 2011, Sian:
    We had a brilliant time and appreciated the small touches such as the fireplace, music and welcome basket. Defintely will return.
  • Saturday, 28th of May, 2011, Susanna & Peter:
    We had a fantastic, relaxing stay at The Old Monkey. The cottage is full of character and set in the pretty village of Hadleigh. There were many places to visit nearby. Lavenham was a real favourite and with miles of beautiful walking countryside on our doorstep, we were spoilt for choice. We would definitely return to this cottage.
  • Monday, 16th of May, 2011, Marilyn:
    warm, friendly, beautifully appointed cottage – full of atmosphere, and perfectly situated for exploring Constable country and all of Suffolk. Roaring log fire difficult to take myself away from! A perfect place.
  • Friday, 6th of May, 2011, Frank:
    Once again a perfect haven away from everything.
  • Friday, 29th of April, 2011, Ray and Paul:
    Cosy, comfortable, convenient venue for exploring the Suffolk area.
  • Thursday, 21st of April, 2011, Geoff and Corhyn:
    Great little cottage. Very quiet and relaxing. Lovely village and Hadleigh – everything you’d need and good base to explore a lovely part of the country.
  • Monday, 11th of April, 2011, Chris and Alison:
    Wonderful bolt hole with real character. Just the ticket for unwinding.
  • Sunday, 28th of November, 2010, Russell and Natasha:
    A beautiful cottage with special touches, a real tonic for us.
  • Thursday, 2nd of September, 2010, Graham and Sally:
    Lovely area with plenty to see and do.
  • Saturday, 21st of August, 2010, Sara and Robin:
    The Old Monkey – a cosy little bolt-hole that really is as cosy, comfortable and welcoming as the site suggests.
  • Sunday, 15th of August, 2010, Jill:
    What a beautiful place to stay! Great walks, fantastic views and great dog friendly pubs and shops!
  • Friday, 6th of August, 2010, Samantha:
    Beautiful old world cottage in an exceptional location.
  • Monday, 2nd of August, 2010, Wendy:
    Cottage was quirky and local people were friendly.
  • Friday, 23rd of July, 2010, Jo and Kevin:
    Wonderful cottage, so relaxing and perfectly equipped.
  • Tuesday, 20th of April, 2010, Katherine:
    Wonderful stay in the heart of a beautiful slice of old England !
  • Friday, 9th of April, 2010, Nick and Paula:
    A very comfortable stay at this lovely little cottage. Full of character.
  • Friday, 9th of April, 2010, Philip and Hilary:
    A great find !
  • Sunday, 4th of April, 2010, Em and Andy:
    The website doesn’t do this lovely little cottage justice. It’s even more beautiful in reality.
  • Sunday, 28th of March, 2010, Rebecca:
    A lovely cosy cottage – perfect for exploring Constable Country.
  • Monday, 15th of March, 2010, Tony and Sylvia:
    Well equipped cottage. Friendly people. Pretty and interesting area – lots to see. Lovely walks nearly, especially railway walk.
  • Friday, 26th of February, 2010, Tracy:
    We stayed at The Old Monkey on a cold wet weekend in February. The cottage was wonderful – romantic with the log fire and very cosy. Hadleigh (a short walk away) has some lovely local shops. Do come.
  • Friday, 19th of February, 2010, Richard and Hannah:
    A cosy and homely cottage that more than made up for the cold, February weather.
  • Friday, 12th of February, 2010, Sharon and Ian:
    Beautiful cottage, beautiful surroundings, Hadleigh is a must see! The perfect setting for our first valentines together. Excellent hosts. Will definately be using Grove Cottages again. Big Thankyou!
  • Friday, 5th of February, 2010, Pete and Emily:
    Lovely cottage full of character and a great base to explore Suffolk from. Warm welcome received on arrival.
  • Friday, 29th of January, 2010, Helen and Philip:
    Welcoming fire, cosy and comfortable atmosphere – instantly felt right at home!
  • Monday, 18th of January, 2010, Emma and Paul:
    Lovely character cottage.
  • Friday, 20th of November, 2009, Paul and Michelle:
    A lovely romantic cosy cottage, perfect for a romantic weekend away.
  • Monday, 9th of November, 2009, Louisa:
    A lovely cosy cottage and a great break away from it all.
  • Friday, 6th of November, 2009, Rachel:
    Enjoyable small break in a small cottage with lots of character and charm.
  • Monday, 26th of October, 2009, Sarah:
    What a wonderful cottage in a lovely location ! Very relaxing.
  • Saturday, 19th of September, 2009, Lisa:
    We had a wonderful stay – a really sweet little cottage that was perfect for a weekend away – I’m only sorry we didn’t have longer !
  • Friday, 18th of September, 2009, Tim:
    The Old Monkey is compact and quirky. Nice and central to all the attractions. The George Pub has to be the most friendliest pub I have ever been in!
  • Monday, 14th of September, 2009, Anthony:
    Lovely cottage, beautiful surrounding countryside.
  • Sunday, 6th of September, 2009, Martin:
    Hadleigh is an undiscovered gem of a place and The Old Monkey is the ideal spot from which to enjoy the town and its villages.
  • Friday, 10th of July, 2009, Esther:
    Gabriels is a lovely cottage with lots of space and all the goods you need for a super stay!
  • Saturday, 27th of June, 2009, Michele and Richard:
    A warm welcome and a lovely little garden! The Anchor at Nayland was really excellent, as described on your website.
  • Sunday, 21st of June, 2009, Fran and Rich:
    We have had a lovely week at the Old Monkey. The cottage is cosy and characterful and a great base to explore the country. Everything is on your doorstep!
  • Friday, 5th of June, 2009, Annika and Morgan:
    Lovely cottage with everything you might need – including garden and parking!
  • Sunday, 24th of May, 2009, Malcolm and Patricia:
    The Old Monkey is well situated and very quiet – an ideal location for exploring and walking.
  • Sunday, 19th of April, 2009, Emma:
    Fantastic cottage, ideally placed for exploring south Suffolk – the cottage was clean, warm and had a real sense of country luxury. We loved our week there!
  • Tuesday, 14th of April, 2009, Chris:
    We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage. We had a lovely warm welcome from Catherine. The breakfast basket was superb. The lit open fire on arrival was delightful.
  • Tuesday, 14th of April, 2009, Victoria and Kevin:
    A welcome change from normal life. Have loved relaxing on the comfy sofa in front of the roaring fire.
  • Friday, 30th of January, 2009, Catherine:
    Home from home – a relaxing week in ancient surroundings.
  • Friday, 16th of January, 2009, Louise:
    The Old Monkey has bags of character and just what we wanted! The local information was invaluable and we loved our day out to Dunwich.
  • Friday, 9th of January, 2009, Jane:
    Fantastic cottage – really cosy and functional – welcome retreat from the city – lovely hosts.
  • Monday, 8th of December, 2008, Amy:
    Cosy & Quaint – just what we needed to escape the city!
  • Sunday, 23rd of November, 2008, Mike & Kate:
    A relaxing break in this fantastic time machine. A winning formula!
  • Friday, 7th of November, 2008, Kirsty & Andy:
    We have had a very relaxing stay at The Old Monkey; our requirements were simple – get away from home, relax, unwind, log fires, walks to pubs, lovely countryside, warm welcome. It ticked all those boxes. Thank you very much.
  • Monday, 3rd of November, 2008, Fiona:
    We went for a long lovely, but cold and wet walk and it was great to come back to such a cosy cottage, with a lovely open fire. Thanks for a much needed break!
  • Friday, 10th of October, 2008, Helen:
    The cottage is magical, full of charm and character. I received a very warm welcome. Lots of useful information in the cottage. 2 days of peace and tranquillity in beautiful surroundings. 10 out of 10.
  • Sunday, 5th of October, 2008, Mandie:
    Wonderful, quaint cottage. Very cosy and comfortable with everything you could need. Location is great with quiet surroundings. Great log fire! 10/10 Met all our expectations – our first time away was a wonderful experience. Thank You!!
  • Friday, 5th of September, 2008, Mr & Mrs Markham:
    The most delightful cottage and town with such a warm feeling of character. The whole Grove Cottages experience has been excellent and we will certainly use them again for a repeat visit to Suffolk. A*, 10/10
  • Thursday, 28th of August, 2008, Daisy & Adrian:
    Just what we needed, exactly what we were after, The Old Monkey is great ! We shall definitely be booking a grove cottage again !
  • Thursday, 5th of June, 2008, Julie & Trevor:
    The Old Monkey is absolutely SPLENDID!!
  • Wednesday, 4th of June, 2008, Steve & Chris:
    Friendly people, lovely countryside and excellent pubs with great food. A character cottage to stay in. We would come back here, that’s a fact!!
  • Monday, 7th of April, 2008, Verity & Dennis:
    Lovely cottage, beautifully kept & well presented. Very pleasant to arrive to a lit fire – thanks! Thoroughly enjoyable stay with bright sunshine – and snow!
  • Friday, 15th of February, 2008, Allen & Andrew:
    We have had a lovely time. The Old Monkey was perfect for us and we loved Hadleigh. The lit fire, Miles Davis playing & some fresh local supplies were a very much welcomed surprise. Very special. Thank you.
  • Friday, 25th of January, 2008, Elaine:
    Fantastic cottage, great for a romantic break and great location. Could not ask for more. Thank you!
  • Friday, 25th of January, 2008, Jo:
    The Old Monkey is a quiet,cosy retreat for 2. Great for a autumn/winter break. Hadleigh has some lovely buildings and great walks with plenty of pubs.
  • Monday, 30th of November, -0001, Simon & Lorraine:
    Such a lovely cottage with a wonderful atmosphere. We have had a very relaxing stay. We didn’t venture too far, preferring to stay locally and walk in to Hadleigh.


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