Grove Stamp 75

The Tryst

Location: Lavenham
5 Star

Grade 1 Listed and of Exceptional Historical Interest
The Tryst offers luxury and comfort without compromise, in the heart of Lavenham, Suffolk.


The Tryst

Location: Lavenham

Grade 1 Listed and of Exceptional Historical Interest
The Tryst offers luxury and comfort without compromise, in the heart of Lavenham, Suffolk.


The Experience

The Tryst is a really gorgeous and historic Grade 1 Listed House dating back to the early 15th century, in the picturesque village of Lavenham, widely accepted as England’s best preserved Medieval Village.

It is an amazing house to stay in and a rare joy to experience such comfort in such a wonderful old building.

This lovely house accepts dogs.


Cottage Walk Through

Cottage Walk Through

You enter The Tryst into a beautiful sitting room with a massive inglenook fireplace containing a cosy wood burner. There are ancient beams throughout and a beautifully decorated wood panelled wall above the fireplace runs a series of small historical alcoves. There is a large L shaped sofa and a big armchair to relax into.

The double doors in the carved wooden wall lead through to a good sized farmhouse kitchen with its wonderful working Aga stove and shaker style interior.

The kitchen is well appointed and looks out over the pretty walled ‘knot garden’ with its arbours and sun trap corners in which you can enjoy a relaxing drink or meal ‘al fresco’. To the right of the sitting room is the deep red dining room which easily seats 6 at its oak refectory table.

From here you carry on round to The Indian Room. This is a ground floor single bedroom with double oak doors leading straight out to the garden.

This Room also has a truckle bed which can be pulled out to accommodate an extra person at a squeeze but please call first to discuss this option as it restricts the space and is really only good for 2 children. There is a charge of £40 for the additional bed which can be added in the booking process.

Next to the Indian bedroom is the downstairs ‘wet room’ (shower bathroom).

Up the pretty winding stairs from the dining room is a large hall leading to the bathroom with its pretty roll top bath and the two double bedrooms. There is no shower attachment to the bath as the floor is waxed floorboards and water would easily go through to the ceiling below.

The Gold Room is the master bedroom. This is a light and airy room reaching up to the high rafters it boasts a twenty one arm brass chandelier. From here you can see the house that was featured in the Harry Potter films as his ancient country house.

Overlooking the pretty back garden is the French Room, which has windows on three aspects. The wonderful beam work reaches high up to culminate in the historic Crown Post. The room is furnished in a French theme and is a very romantic.

Ideally sleeping 5, The Tryst can accommodate 6, but please talk to us first if you have any concerns because we don’t want you to be uncomfortable.

The beautiful structure of the building with its Tudor nooks, wattle and daub walls, lovely antique furniture, magnificent beams, broad oak floors and uneven lines creates an extremely warm and cosy atmosphere to enjoy.

This is a house to really enjoy, but even historical buildings have to keep up with the times so you will find that it also has…

Good unlimited wireless broadband provided via BT.

A smart, internet enabled TV in the sitting room with access to Freeview and with Netflix too, so you are very welcome to immerse yourself in their extended library of films and TV series!

A Bluetooth enabled Bose iPod dock is also available.

A washing machine, dishwasher and fridge with freezer compartment are all hidden away in the kitchen.

Old and new books are available for you to read as well as magazines and AGA cook books.

Central heating is fitted throughout, with underfloor heating.

There is unrestricted parking outside the house and normally it is possible to park very close. For a fuller description of this beautiful ‘listed’ house please


The Gardens

There is a charming ‘knot-garden’ for guests to enjoy, it has a patio area with a large table and chairs for guess to eat outside and thee are garden lights for a romantic evening meal, there are many climbing on the garden walls and spreading over the central metal bower.

The garden backs onto all the other gardens that make up the heart of Lavenham.



Lavenham is widely regarded as England’s best preserved medieval village and is full of beautiful historic houses and lovely pubs and restaurants with pretty Suffolk countryside just a short stroll away.

One of the famous restaurants is The Great House, which is rated as one of the best French Restaurants in Suffolk, The Swan Hotel which is a gorgeous old coaching Inn with a fascinating bar where American Airmen from WW11 scrawled their names on the walls, it has a very highly acclaimed restaurant for non-guests and guests alike and a very good luxury Spa.

The Market Place is only 100 yards away and features the wonderful National Trust owned Guildhall, which featured as the backdrop for the 1960’s cult film “Witch Finder General” with Vincent Price. The Guildhall now houses a fascinating local history Museum. There are many good pubs, tea rooms, beauty salons, and lovely old fashioned village shops nearby.

Lavenham is really tiny but was once England’s 13th most prosperous town – in the 1500’s! Its importance stems from its wool and weaving trade reflected by its amazing array of historic buildings.

There are stunning marked circular walks around the village as well as down the old disused railway line to Long Melford, This walk is a designated Nature Reserve and Long Melford is another famous Medieval Suffolk Village, home to the Lovejoys TV series and a great place to go antique hunting.

This is a very beautiful and romantic holiday cottage in a really outstanding historic location, offering real 5 star quality and luxury.


Green Credentials

Believed to date from the 15th Century, The Tryst is a fantastic Grade 1 listed example of traditional building and craftsmanship.

The frame is mainly English Oak and the walls are largely wattle and daub which is a composite building method in which a woven lattice of wooden strips (wattle) is daubed with a plaster made up of such materials as clay, animal dung, soil sand, horse hair and straw.

You can see this in the exposed section of wall in the French Room. In the main part of the cottage there are no synthetic materials used for insulation other than this, which for its thickness, age and ancient design, makes for a surprisingly efficient thermal barrier; keeping the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

We are passionate about continuing to use these low impact, locally sourced and environmentally sympathetic materials whenever we can and are fortunate to still have local craftsmen who retain the skills to do this.

Where possible we try to source provisions and firewood locally.

We also encourage you to visit the Gareth, Greg and Jen at the fabulous Lavenham Butchers (and deli) at the top of the street or Hollow Trees Farm shop a short distance away in Semer for amazing veg, meat and deli goodies.

For us food miles matter, but then it is easy to say that when there is so much high quality produce on your doorstep.

We even have local wine – Lavenham Brook. They are just down the road at Brook Farm, but much of their excellent produce can be found at Hollow Trees too.

You are in foodie heaven in this part of Suffolk. Of course we have to mention that Lavenham also has its own fabulous bakery too, which is a relative newcomer on the Market Square dating back to the only as far as the 17th Century. Out of this world food, is available at very low food miles!

With so much available within only a few minutes’ walk of The Tryst, you can certainly have a very happy car-free week, safe in the knowledge that you can source the best local food or visit some of Lavenham’s outstanding restaurants and pubs without having to drive. But if you want to go further afield, you still don’t need to use your car.

Why not explore the wonderful local walks that Lavenham has to offer? For instance Lavenham’s disused railway line is now a haven for wildlife and conservation.

We also recommend visiting the National Trust’s website, where you will find a really good guide for the Lavenham woodland walk or the longer Lavenham to Long Melford walk; but there are also many other options that you can find on the maps in The Tryst and online too.


Local Area

You are in the heart of the prettiest part of Suffolk renowned for its unspoilt Medieval Villages of which Lavenham is the Jewel in the Crown.

The tiny Village of Kersey, with its ford, is just a leisurely drive down the river valley from Lavenham. You discover enchanting little villages like Brent Eleigh home to The Cock pub, one of the smallest pub I have ever come across – just one table, but great atmosphere. Monk Eleigh, Chelsworth, Kettlebaston and Bildeston

Supermarkets and shops are all in the Village.

If you like to go to a Market town then you have Sudbury just 15 minutes away and the wonderful Bury St Edmunds just 25 mins up the road.’

The area immortalised by England’s renowned Landscape Painter; John Constable and known as ‘Constable Country’ is right beside us.

There are many great country pubs, some special Gastro pubs like The Crown Inn at Stoke-by-Nayland and some high quality restaurants like The Great House or The Swan in Lavenham.

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

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

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

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

Living room: If your cottage has an open fire or stove then a basket with firewood and a bucket with coal will be provided free and more will be available at cost and there will be firelighters provided, TV, books, games, magazines, local brochures, OS and other maps, folder with our special ‘What To Do’ insider’s 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: These are located at The Grove CO10 5PP, please call me on 01787 211 115 office hours or 01787 211419 out of hours to arrange to pick some up, we are right on the cycle route and just 4 miles away. Please check with me that these are available before you arrive to avoid disappointment if they are in for maintenance

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
  • Bath
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Bikes Provided
  • Central Heating
  • Clothes Airer or Washing Line
  • Clothes Washer
  • Cooker and Hob
  • Courtyard
  • Dishwasher
  • Dog Friendly
  • Enclosed garden or large dog area
  • Freezer-compartment
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Garden - Enclosed
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Ground Floor Shower
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • High Chair Provided
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and Board
  • King Size Bed
  • Microwave
  • Open Fire or Wood Burner
  • Shower, Walk In
  • Smart TV
  • Television
  • Towels Provided
  • Travel Cot Provided
  • Village
  • Wifi



Trainline Journey Planner: Click Here

London Liverpool Street station – Colchester station = 47 mins

London Liverpool Street station – (change at Marks Tey) Sudbury station = 79 mins

Colchester – taxis at station – 32 mins to cottage

Sudbury – Sudbury Town Taxis 01787 377366 – 17 mins to cottage


What the Guests Say...

  • Monday, 30th August 2021, James:
  • An amazing weekend in the most stunning, characterful, cosy cottage. The history of the property was evident at every turn and the decor was beautiful and sympathetically done with a high end finish in every room. Every need was catered for in terms of amenities and comfort. The kitchen was just beautiful and the Aga so simple to use (I’d never cooked on one) so we opted to stay in for all meals. The house was so inviting that we wanted to make the most of the experience and relax. The house and quintessential cottage garden were such a draw that we weren’t in a rush to venture out. The location was absolutely perfect with the High Street and square literally a minute’s walk away and the road that The Tryst is situated on was pleasantly quiet considering its locality. Lavenham was the perfect gem for a long weekend break and the house really added to the magical history that Lavenham exudes. We are looking forward to our return and can’t recommend the house enough. The comfort and high standard of cleanliness and customer service were second to none. Don’t miss out! Oh, and the local butchers has amazing produce!! The best short stay experience we’ve had. Absolutely nothing to improve upon.
  • Sunday, 11th July 2021, Simon:
  • Great house, great location. Beautiful historic features and a garden full of character
  • Friday, 25th June 2021, Nigel:
  • A beautiful historic property – beautifully presented. Ideally located to discover the lush Suffolk countryside and all it has to offer. Lavenham is the perfect spot for a short break, packed with individual shops and restaurants and jaw dropping architectural gems.
  • Friday, 11th June 2021, Kim:
  • What a wonderful cottage, very well equipped and full of charm. First time cooking on an Aga and it was pretty straightforward. Beds are really comfy and the garden is beautiful with patio table and chairs. Cottage really well situated, plenty of good places to eat too. Really enjoyed our stay. Due to the covid restrictions everything was as good as you could possibly have made it.
  • Friday, 21st of May, 2021, Eric:
    Lovely cottage, far fulfilled our expectations. Wonderful historic village, thoroughly enjoyed our stay
  • Monday, 10th of May, 2021, Claus & Charlotte:
    It is a lovely cottage and garden
  • Friday, 12th of February, 2021, Isobel:
    A charming medieval cottage which is very well equipped. Lovely bedrooms – and beds!
  • Monday, 7th of December, 2020, Duncan:
    We had a lovely stay in this charming cottage. It has so much character. Lavenham is a wonderful village, great for local shops and crafts, some lovely pubs and walks. Will definitely come again!
  • Saturday, 17th of October, 2020, Roxanne:
    A beautiful cottage with heaps of charm and authenticity. It’s a shame there aren’t more 15th century gems like this for people to stay in and enjoy. Overall, I would give this place a 100% satisfaction rating and 10/10 recommend to a friend.
  • Friday, 18th of September, 2020, Peter & Ann:
    The moment we stepped into The Tryst we were both very impressed with the high quality and history. The house was full of period features and really was like staying in a mini stately home with its wonderful secluded walled garden. If you are looking for a period cottage and a location that is in the centre of a beautiful medieval village, you couldn’t find a better property than The Tryst
  • Monday, 7th of September, 2020, Rosalind:
    Love the Aga, makes me feel at home. The garden is delightful – the suntrap for breakfast was perfect. Very relaxing, thank you
  • Friday, 21st of August, 2020, Marie-ann:
    We loved The Tryst and Lavenham and the area – did a search for interesting and quirky cottages. We love old buildings! A real privilege to stay in such a well cared for and historic building. We would all love to come back
  • Monday, 27th of July, 2020, Eve:
    We had a wonderful time at The Tryst. The cottage was really well presented and it was a bonus to be able to sit out in the lovely garden. The accommodation was really comfortable
  • Friday, 24th of July, 2020, Diana:
    We were a little apprehensive about visiting a holiday property in the current Covid 19 situation. However, we felt that a Grove Cottage would offer the safety and forethought to give us confidence to relax. We were right! Everything at The Tryst was super clean and all precautions for a safe stay taken. Donna was extremely helpful and we lacked for nothing. It is a beautiful house in a wonderful situation and gave us a much needed break and change of scene. We mus also say a special thank you to Donna for promptly returning an item we had foolishly left behind.
  • Monday, 20th of July, 2020, Diana:
    We have had a lovely time in this beautiful cottage celebrating our 41st wedding anniversary. We initially were reluctant to come away following lockdown, but we knew Grove Cottages would take every precaution to make us feel safe and secure and we were right! Thank you. Donna was very helpful and answered queries very promptly
  • Sunday, 19th of July, 2020, Jo:
    Lovely high quality cottage with lots of character and very cosy indeed. We really enjoyed our stay here
  • Sunday, 1st of March, 2020, Roisin:
    We loved the ambience of this historical cottage. Enjoyed the warm welcome by Emily. The weather was wet but we enjoyed the warmth of the fireplace. This place is recommended to all who appreciate attention to detail with cute corners and niches. Looking forward to coming again soon
  • Monday, 24th of February, 2020, Gill & Danny:
    We love Lavenham and have visited before, however never to The Tryst, what a treasure! We felt at home immediately and facilities are excellent. The log burner was gorgeous and we found the Blue Vintage Tea Rooms and The Swan always welcoming and excellent
  • Monday, 10th of February, 2020, Teresa & Mark:
    Thank you for an amazing stay. We felt completely relaxed and enjoyed some real quality time together. The cottage is wonderful and the basket is always a lovely welcome. We always use Grove Cottages and we love how they have their own charm and character
  • Sunday, 2nd of February, 2020, Ros, Nicky & Jacky:
    What a privilege to stay in this gorgeous cottage! It is so homely and comfy with everything you need. Beautifully decorated and furnished with a wonderful view from every window. Th Grove basket of local goodies was very well received too! We shopped in all the little local businesses which make Lavenham special and just imbibed the historical architecture. Wonderful – we will be back!
  • Friday, 17th of January, 2020, June & Clive:
    Enjoyed a relaxing stay in this lovely old cottage.
  • Monday, 13th of January, 2020, Matt & Heather:
    Lovely stay, we enjoyed ourselves very much. The Tryst is a very characterful holiday home and very comfortable and cosy
  • Friday, 3rd of January, 2020, Jessica:
    We have had the most wonderful stay at this beautiful historic cottage. So incredibly cosy and comfortable in every way. Would come back at any time. Many thanks, a happy group of four humans an two small dogs!
  • Tuesday, 24th of December, 2019, Carolyn (Australia):
    The cottage was such a wonderful experience, steeped in history but at the same time with all the modern comforts! We were fascinated by the story of the hidden artwork and when we did the Lantern Walking Tour the story featured in that. Great way for our family of four who are spread around the world to relax on holiday. The book collection was great. Lavenham was delightful. When I was searching for a holiday cottage on Google, my requirements were three bedrooms, charming village, close to London, available for less than a week, near a cathedral town – which is how I found The Tryst. So it was luck that we found Lavenham and it was exactly the experience I was looking for. Thank you for such a wonderful stay before Christmas
  • Friday, 13th of December, 2019, Laurence & Fen:
    The Tryst has been on our radar for a while and we are so pleased to have at last visited this beautiful house. A very relaxing break. Thank you
  • Sunday, 1st of December, 2019, Jayne:
    The Tryst is an amazing house without a flat surface anywhere! It is very comfortable and cosy on a winters evening. The duvets are blissfully warm and the drench shower full of hot water. I imagine it would be lovely to sit in the garden in the summer. Perhaps we will be back to try this. The cottage was perfect for a cosy weekend in a house full of history. It is obviously well loved. The welcome basket was much appreciated
  • Sunday, 24th of November, 2019, Dobson & Lex, RW & Bessie:
    It felt like and honour to stay in such a beautiful historic house in this lovely town. We had an excellent relaxing week and will certainly be returning to Lavenham
  • Sunday, 17th of November, 2019, Frankie & Katriona:
    Lavenham Literary Festival! Five London ladies came to Lavenham. They stayed in The Tryst, they had a lovely festival – read everything they wished. The Tryst is warm and comfortable, had everything we wished. And if again they come to Lavenham, they will definitely choose The Tryst!
  • Thursday, 14th of November, 2019, Truda:
    Came here for my 92nd birthday with my two daughters and their husbands. We really appreciated the welcome hamper – the bacon was delicious! The house is cosy and warm and we have enjoyed staying here, the beds are wonderfully comfortable.
  • Friday, 1st of November, 2019, Peter, Kerrie & Andrew:
    A lovely week spent enjoying the cosy cottage and village. Loved the Aga and comfy bed. Fab welcome pack – thank you
  • Sunday, 27th of October, 2019, Sally & David:
    Lovely property, full of history and in a wonderful location. Beautiful welcome basket with delicious bacon in particular! We had a lovely stay
  • Monday, 14th of October, 2019, Katy:
    This is a peaceful and calm house. We had a restful and lovely time. The house feels kind, Emily has been excellent and efficient. We will be back
  • Monday, 9th of September, 2019, Trudy & Ian:
    A relaxing stay in a fine building, enjoyed sitting in the paved area of the garden. The Great House restaurant is splendid – as good as 35 years ago! Also Greyhound very pleasant for Sunday lunch
  • Friday, 5th of July, 2019, Liv, Tom, Deb, Simon and John :
    We have had The Tryst on our radar for a while now and we were very excited to finally be able to come and stay! A beautiful home and garden to celebrate our marriage in – and a special final stay in Lavenham before we move abroad. Dinner in the private dining room at The Swan was delicious; otherwise we had everything we needed here at the cottage. If I don’t return soon I know my parents will!’
  • Monday, 1st of July, 2019, Abi:
    Had a lovely stay at The Tryst, was so welcoming from the off and felt like home from home
  • Sunday, 30th of June, 2019, Abi, Luke, Elaine, David and Connie:
    Came to the cottage for my 21st birthday and couldn’t have asked for a lovelier place to stay! So cosy and homely inside and the garden was beautiful. A very special trip for us all.’
  • Monday, 29th of April, 2019, Lynn & Nigel:
    What a beautiful, historic cottage in an unspoilt village. Enjoyed reading all about the building – so different from our own homes. Aga easy to use, wood burner a triumph but unfortunately the storm (Hannah) prevented us from using the garden – one of us watched nesting birds from the warmth indoors! Lovely meal at No.10. Thank you for the welcome basket, very much appreciated
  • Friday, 19th of April, 2019, Eliza & Neil:
    We had the most wonderful time in this cottage. Al of us liked the fireplace very much. We will definitely come back!!
  • Friday, 5th of April, 2019, Rose, Pete & Birthday Girl:
    We booked The Tryst for my mums 90th birthday week. We have had lots of fun and found the cottage very comfortable and beautifully furnished. Lavenham has made a great centre. Thank you
  • Monday, 18th of February, 2019, Emma & Frank:
    Lovely cottage in a great location. Great for walks, visiting nearby villages – Clare, Long Melford etc. Had a good look around the antique fairs and shops. Very good meal at The Great House
  • Monday, 11th of February, 2019, Colette:
    A wonderful, happy and very special weekend with my family. We relaxed, rad, walked and visited the Guildhall. We depart relaxed and happy
  • Saturday, 19th of January, 2019, Sue & Richard:
    Very enjoyable stay, very comfortable. Great for relaxing in front of the fire. Did the railway walk from Lavenham to Long Melford and back again with lunch in The Swan at Long Melford. Farmers market was very good, very friendly
  • Monday, 14th of January, 2019, Hazel & Chris:
    We were so excited about coming to The Tryst and totally overwhelmed by it’s beauty and history, it was quite emotional! Fabulously well cared for and perfectly put together property in a stunning village. The garden is lovely even in January, can’t praise the place enough and we could even bring our dog. Many thanks.
  • Thursday, 15th of November, 2018, Martin & Lesley:
    Our second Grove Cottage in Lavenham – such a beautiful town and a completely memorable house. Not only for it’s looks but for it’s welcoming atmosphere and cosy Aga warmth. We’ve had lovely weather, great walks and good meals. Thank you
  • Friday, 9th of November, 2018, Jack, Simon and Myrtle:
    Lovely cottage – our favourite so far with Grove. Thank you for the fab hamper
  • Monday, 5th of November, 2018, Teresa, Mike & Scooby:
    A fantastic cottage in a lovely location. Recommend Sunday roast at the Greyhound pub. Thank you for a lovely relaxing break.
  • Sunday, 28th of October, 2018, Charmian:
    Lovely cottage which is beautifully maintained and furnished. Comfortable to stay in and great to be in walking distance of lots of lovely places and great walks
  • Friday, 26th of October, 2018, Lynn:
    We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your beautiful cottage. So wonderful to have lots of lovely shops on our doorstep. Thank you for the welcome hamper and for putting us at ease with cooking on the Aga. We have had perfect weather and visited Long Melford and Hadleigh. We loved mooching around all the shops as well as sampling the gorgeous cakes in ‘Chilli & Chives’ tea shop in Lavenham, so much so that we ordered a lemon drizzle to take home – Yum!
  • Monday, 15th of October, 2018, Maurice & Jane:
    We have had the most delightful stay in your cottage – thank you! We all felt and truly appreciated the history of this wonderful dwelling. The garden is beautiful. My mum and aunt managed the steps and stairs well without too many bumps! Thank you Emily for your super efficiency – wonderful to walk into a warm and well lit home with the added bonus of the abundant hamper!
  • Friday, 21st of September, 2018, Jonathan & Gill:
    This is our second visit to The Tryst, which hopefully speaks for itself. It’s a delightful, well-appointed house and we feel very comfortable here. The basketful of goodies and flowers on the kitchen table provide a lovely welcome – much appreciated
  • Monday, 23rd of July, 2018, Nadine:
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Lavenham, beautiful town/village and fantastic cottage! The welcome basket was much appreciated. Would definitely return! Thank you
  • Monday, 16th of July, 2018, Suzannah & David:
    The Tryst is the most beautiful holiday cottage – superbly kept to the highest standard. It is so welcoming, so cosy, so comfortable and really pleasantly cool in the amazingly hot weather we’ve been having. The garden is stunning – the perfect cottage garden. Our welcome basket was very much appreciated – filled with lovely local produce and tasty treats. We were genuinely excited about visiting The Tryst from seeing the beautiful pictures on Grove Cottages website, as it looked so amazing…it exceeded our high hopes and we would recommend it to anyone who wanted to stay somewhere incredible in a perfect place. Thank you so much for an exceptionally special long weekend.
  • Sunday, 8th of July, 2018, Howard:
    What a beautiful cottage! Had a wonderful stay for our daughter’s wedding. The Tryst has been renovated to a fantastic standard in perfect keeping with the period. Hosting was second to none and we couldn’t fault anything. Can’t wait to return!
  • Friday, 18th of May, 2018, Philip & Paula:
    As veterans of stays at Grove Cottages varied selections, we have once again had a very enjoyable stay at The Tryst. Loved the Aga and the cosy atmosphere of the cottage. The garden is delightful. Lovely village and eating options and everyone so friendly and helpful.
  • Monday, 7th of May, 2018, Mary & Nigel:
    Beautiful cottage and beautiful weather – what could be better?!
  • Friday, 16th of February, 2018, Helen, Roger & Sam:
    We had the most relaxing and enjoyable time – so cosy and welcoming with so many thoughtful touches. Wood burning stove and Aga were a joy to use, and the roll top bath! Local butchers incredibly helpful. Could have happily stayed another week. Look forward to next time. Big thanks.
  • Friday, 5th of January, 2018, Sabrina & Jamie:
    What an absolutely divine time we had! The fire mesmeric, the bed gorgeous, the bath sumptuous! The best start to 2018 we could hope for. The Tryst even rivalled our wedding weekend! Will be coming back to fall in love all over again soon!
  • Friday, 27th of October, 2017, Stephen & Eileen:
    A fabulous four nights! We enjoyed eating out each evening but above all, The Tryst has been wonderful. Thank you
  • Friday, 20th of October, 2017, Andrew:
    Beautiful cottage and well equipped. Ideal location for shops, walks and places to eat. We could not fault anything, perfect break!
  • Monday, 16th of October, 2017, Karen:
    Beautiful house!
  • Sunday, 1st of October, 2017, Ciara:
    What a perfect cottage! We have had a wonderful time staying here, enjoying the town and watching our friends get married. We would love to return in the future.
  • Monday, 25th of September, 2017, Caroline:
    A truly fabulous cottage! Visited Lavenham for the weekend whilst attending a wedding and have truly fallen in love with it. The Tryst is superb! Wonderful beds and general comfort. Very clean and plenty of attention to detail. Emily was very welcoming and a great host. Will definitely return
  • Sunday, 23rd of July, 2017, Nick & Clare:
    Most enjoyable stay. Lovely cottage, great places to eat locally; very friendly ‘locals’. The garden is a joy and has given me many ideas, excellent all round.
  • Friday, 9th of June, 2017, Gill & Jonathan:
    We’ve loved staying in this beautiful ancient house. It’s so comfortable and well equipped – the perfect place to hunker down when the rain’s lashing outside and to enjoy lunch in the garden when the sun is shining. Our thanks to Emily for making the place so welcoming.
  • Friday, 5th of May, 2017, Carol & Pete:
    A very enjoyable stay. Came down for a wedding in Long Melford – loved wandering around. Could have spent more time here, but family duties dictated otherwise. The cottage was cosy and every need catered for. Many thanks.
  • Monday, 17th of April, 2017, Sue, Claire & Anne:
    A very happy Easter weekend – even better with the hot cross buns and golden eggs in the welcome basket! Thank you.
  • Monday, 27th of March, 2017, Debbie & Tim:
    Our second stay at this gorgeous cottage and we were not disappointed. The cottage is immaculate, very cosy and in a perfect position – a few minutes walk to Lavenham High Street and the famous square. We feel like we have been here much longer than a long weekend and look forward to returning soon. Many thanks.
  • Friday, 17th of February, 2017, Heloise:
    An enjoyable stay at a historically fascinating home. Lavenham is beautiful, we all enjoyed the Guildhall.
  • Sunday, 5th of February, 2017, Matt & Michelle:
    Another amazing stay! A fabulous cottage, can’t wait to stay again! Thank you!
  • Sunday, 30th of October, 2016, Elaine:
    We brought our mum and dad here to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary/80th birthday and it couldn’t have been better. Thank you for sharing your beautiful, special home with us. It’s such a privilege to be able to stay in such a lovely place. We’ll be back!! Thank you Emily – you’re a fab housekeeper.
  • Friday, 21st of October, 2016, Elizabeth:
    Came all the way from Mauritius to visit Lavenham and what a beautiful cottage to stay in. It was perfect and couldn’t fault it one bit. Everything from the bed to the welcome basket was divine. Will definitely be staying here again with family.
  • Friday, 29th of July, 2016, Hazel:
    Thanks for a lovely stay and the prompt attention of your manager to sort the problem in the living room. Everything was comfortable and the beds were lovely.
  • Friday, 17th of June, 2016, Claire, Graham, Glenn, Jeanette and Jim the dog:
    Fabulous cottage, warm, cosy and very comfortable. Especially love the beautifully laundered bedding and towels (smelled so fresh and fragrant). Cannot fault anything, we will definitely return.
  • Friday, 27th of May, 2016, Ann:
    Beautiful setting in a glorious town with a great garden for catching the sun. We are very pleased with everything and will recommend this property and the service from Grove Cottages. Many thanks.
  • Friday, 15th of April, 2016, Ruth:
    A very special cottage in a fabulous location. Great to stay somewhere so comfortable and cosy as well as dog friendly, within an amazing village. Magical secluded garden -couldn’t be better
  • Thursday, 25th of February, 2016, Lorraine:
    Fab house – had a great time!
  • Sunday, 21st of February, 2016, Charmian:
    Cottage like a tardis! Lovely to have somewhere there are enough plates etc to have family over for supper.
  • Monday, 8th of February, 2016, Matt, Michelle, Alison & Mum:
    A great base for my 40th! Family joined too – we have stayed here before and it was just as lovely as we remembered.
  • Monday, 1st of February, 2016, Tessa:
    Wonderful weekend break at The Tryst – was perfect and loved the hamper. Great pubs and lovely location in Lavenham.
  • Sunday, 17th of January, 2016, John & Sharn:
    Emily could not have been more welcoming on arrival. Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend; walking around the picturesque village and sampling the delights of The Swan and the numerous tea rooms, were just some of the highlights – stupendous!
  • Sunday, 3rd of January, 2016, Sue:
    I just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time at The Tryst – it’s probably the nicest holiday cottage we’ve ever stayed in! Emily welcomed us very warmly, and the house was very comfortable.
  • Friday, 20th of November, 2015, Jean:
    Back to The Tryst for the second time this year, this time with family. The cottage, as always is lovely and cosy. Enjoyed walks, pottering and a great meal in the Greyhound. We will be back again.
  • Monday, 9th of November, 2015, Sheila:
    We had a lovely break. Comfortable beds, great location with nice pubs and restaurants.
  • Friday, 28th of August, 2015, Sue, Jane & Maureen:
    What a lovely cottage! We arrived in hot sunshine and enjoyed the garden but the cottage was comfortable and cosy when we spent a day at home.
  • Sunday, 14th of June, 2015, James, Renata, Amelia, Frederich & Evelyn:
    We spent a wonderful weekend at The Tryst with our children. The house is lovely and really cosy. This is our second visit to Lavenham and it is a very special place. Amelia aged 9 – this is a lovely, cosy place. I really enjoyed staying here and the garden is really beautiful.
  • Tuesday, 26th of May, 2015, Ernie:
    We have rented cottages for many years! Can truly say this is without a doubt the best. Most enjoyable on every level from character and attention to detail, to the amazing village of Lavenham.
  • Monday, 25th of May, 2015, Nigel:
    Lovely cottage and garden! We had a very nice time here, great for studying and relaxing. Also especially enjoyed pretending to be Thomas Cromwell! Nyah aged 9 – this is a lovely house and I wish I lived here because it’s so nice.
  • Sunday, 17th of May, 2015, Karen, Jean, Sandy, Sean & Corky:
    A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location.
  • Sunday, 19th of April, 2015, Nick & Christine:
    Really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is warm and comfortable and Suffolk is a nice place to be, when the sun shines (as it did mostly).
  • Friday, 17th of April, 2015, Jo, Gemma, Tania, Sarah & Kirsteen:
    We have thoroughly enjoyed our short break in this stunning 16th century “old world” cottage. The garden was delightful and then sitting by the Aga eating cream teas on the scrubbed pine table, was idyllic. Thank you for such a wonderful respite from our busy lives.
  • Monday, 6th of April, 2015, Mark, Tracy, Devan, Ben & Rowan:
    We had a wonderful, peaceful and relaxing weekend. Lovely, warm, cosy cottage.
  • Monday, 16th of March, 2015, Jean & John:
    A wonderful cottage in a delightful area. We arrived stressed out from work and are leaving very relaxed.
  • Friday, 13th of March, 2015, Alex, Peter & Trish:
    Thank you for the great weekend we spent in this fabulous house. We love Lavenham! Enjoyed coffee in the garden every day – brilliant!
  • Friday, 30th of January, 2015, Fran & David:
    Our gratitude to Simon for his extremely warm welcome. The garden is just wonderful – even in January! p.s. loved the Aga.
  • Sunday, 25th of January, 2015, Karen & Bonnie:
    Thank you very much for a fabulous break in your wonderful cottage. What a pretty village too. Loved the beds – so comfy, the fire and the Aga – never cooked on one before but loved it. A little sad to be going home actually.
  • Monday, 29th of December, 2014, Gunn:
    We had a lovely Christmas in The Tryst. We will for sure come back again. The cottage is so cosy and also good for 6 people. Lavenham is a great village with lots of nice people.
  • Monday, 22nd of December, 2014, Tom, Olivia, Margaret, Janet, Bob & Jenny:
    We came here for a wedding in Alpheton and booked The Tryst for 3 nights – a fantastic idea. The house is charming and cosy. All 6 of us loved every moment of our stay. 2 of us are from Australia and this type of house is not something we are used to – a great experience.
  • Friday, 19th of December, 2014, Carol & Gary:
    We have had a lovely stay in this wonderful house. Loved cooking on the Aga and the welcome pack was a very nice touch – thank you Pippa for all your hard work to make our stay so nice.
  • Friday, 12th of December, 2014, Norma, Gary, Cassie & Abby:
    Lovely cottage and very homely. Lovely village, loved the Aga, garden lovely too. Hope to return next year.
  • Friday, 31st of October, 2014, Jo, Brian, Toby & Phoebe:
    Very relaxing break in a beautiful cottage, loved the garden too.
  • Monday, 27th of October, 2014, Sean:
    Gorgeous cottage with all the home comforts. we really enjoyed our time at The Tryst.
  • Monday, 20th of October, 2014, Jonathan:
    We loved the cottage, it has everything we needed for a great stay, cosy, well equipped and comfortable – especially the beds, great linen.
  • Friday, 19th of September, 2014, Elaine & Jim:
    Very enjoyable stay in a beautiful cottage.
  • Saturday, 30th of August, 2014, Amanda:
    We had a lovely stay at The Tryst. What a beautiful village. We found the beds very comfy with fresh clean sheets. The house is very well equipped and cosy. Thank you for providing a great holiday home for us.
  • Friday, 27th of June, 2014, Abby:
    The perfect family home, blissful weather and many happy evenings spent in the beautiful garden. Great Location and dangerously close to some seriously great pubs !
  • Thursday, 19th of June, 2014, Paul:
    You walk in the door & you feel right at home. This exceeds your expectations & offers everything you need and more.
  • Sunday, 1st of June, 2014, Jayne:
    We really enjoyed our stay here and would love to return back next year, when we come again to Suffolk. A wonderful building and we had everything we needed. Really enjoyed cooking on the Aga!!
  • Monday, 26th of May, 2014, Ernie:
    We have rented cottages for many years. I can truly say this is without a doubt the best.Most enjoyable on every level from character and attention to detail of the cottage, to the amazing village of Lavenham.
  • Sunday, 18th of October, 1018, Charmain:
    Lovely cottage which is beautifully maintained and furnished. Comfortable to stay in and great to be in walking distance of lots of lovely places and great walks.
  • Monday, 30th of November, -0001, 2019/12/28:
    We have had a wonderful week here. As always, Lavenham has so much to offer! Highlights…mmm…difficult! Eating a fabulous Christmas Day lunch at Number 10. We also enjoyed two other meals there. Memsaab’s was great too! Munnings tea rooms – two visits. On Boxing Day we had tea at The Blue Vintage Tea Rooms in the market place – scrummy cakes! It’s all been about food. The buildings in Lavenham are so interesting we were delighted when we were invited into a cottage that we had been studying. The owner was enchanting. Thanks Simon & Pippa – a wonderful stay in your special Tryst


Booking Conditions / Cancellations etc...