A really beautifully restored 15th Century Hall House
Water Cottage is located in one of Suffolks most charming little villages; Kersey. Many romantic walks right from your back door, Water Cottage sleeps up to 5 people in a wonderfully relaxing and romantic atmosphere.
A really beautifully restored 15th Century Hall House
Water Cottage is located in one of Suffolks most charming little villages; Kersey. Many romantic walks right from your back door, Water Cottage sleeps up to 5 people in a wonderfully relaxing and romantic atmosphere.
Water Cottage is a beautiful 15th Century weaver’s cottage in Kersey – Suffolk’s prettiest little village – totally idyllic.
Cottage Walk Through
This magnificent timber framed ‘Hall House’ has been carefully restored to its former glory and the wonderful beams and massive inglenook fireplace create a lovely atmosphere for the lucky guests who want to stay in a Historic House.
You enter the cottage into the main room which is divided in two by a central open fire fireplace that faces the dining area to the right. Straight ahead is the main sitting room with its massive inglenook fireplace and roaring log burner. The sitting room looks out over the pretty cottage garden.
Beyond the sitting room is a small coffee room and galley kitchen, which has direct access (completing the circle) back to the dining room. The beautiful beamed rooms, and lovely open fire along with the cosy woodburner ensure a wonderful cosy atmosphere in this very well furnished cottage.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms; two kingsize doubles and one bunk bedroom with standard size single beds. The bunk room is suitable for two children but only one adult please as it is a small room and there is not much clothes hanging space.
There is an elegant bathroom next to the bedrooms with a lovely roll top ‘Ball and Claw’ iron bath, with a handheld shower attachment.
Water Cottage has a very pretty garden, which is completely enclosed, it has an old apple tree providing shade for when you use the outside furniture to eat your meals in the garden.
The re are a selection of bikes in the shed to explore to pretty lanes around Kersey.
Water Cottage is close to the ford in Kersey which is fondly known as ‘The Splash’ and just 50 yards from the pretty local pub which was featured in the ‘Not the Meerkat’ TV commercials, as in fact was the whole of Kersey, the school and the village hall!
Kersey is Suffolk’s prettiest tiny village with not much more than one road, a pub, church and ford, but there are great walks straight out into lovely Suffolk countryside and the circular walk is very well marked round Kersey Vale and Moon Valley.
Just 5 minutes away is Hadleigh, one of Suffolk’s best Medieval villages with a lovely high street full of independent shops.
To find out more about the attractions of the local area, including the lovely Pubs & Restaurants, please click on this link: Water Cottage
I have a very early painted postcard depicting the steep hill with the ford at the bottom. The lovely building on the right is the pub. The inscription on the back reads that “the steady march of the motor car has not yet intruded on this little Suffolk village of Kersey where time has stood still for 100’s of years” – well that was in the 1920’s and still nothing has changed!
The loving restoration of this historic house needed the very careful craftsmanship of specialist builders who were used to working with ancient timber framed buildings, a lot of reclaimed material was used and traditional building methods employed to allow the house to breath.
Where possible local produce is used in the Breakfast Hampers and ecological cleaning products are the first choice.
The famous village of Lavenham ‘England’s best preserved Medieval Village’ is just a few miles away and 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
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.
Provisions: For Covid safety reasons our complimentary provisions in this cottage may be restricted or non-existent beyond tea, Coffee, sugar, salt & pepper and olive oil, please speak to the owner to find out what is being supplied when you book.
Bathroom: Soap, fluffy cotton towels, bath mats, shaver point, toilet brush, toilet roll.
Bedroom: Cotton bed linen, wardrobe with coat hangers / chest of drawers, iron, ironing board, hairdryer.
Living room: If your cottage has an open fire or stove then a basket with firewood and a bucket with coal will be provided free and more will be available at cost and there will be firelighters provided, TV, books, games, magazines, local brochures, OS and other maps, folder with our special ‘What To Do’ insiders guide to the local area.
Baby: Cot and high chair provided in cottages accepting babies (please bring babies bedding).
Dog: Water bowl and treat per dog is provided in cottages accepting pets.
Bikes: Please check with the owner 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.
- Bed Linen Provided
- Bikes Provided
- Cats Accepted
- Central Heating
- Clothes Dryer
- Clothes Washer
- Cooker and Hob
- Dog Friendly
- Enclosed garden or large dog area
- Garden - Enclosed
- High Chair Provided
- Internet Access
- Iron and Board
- King Size Bed
- Open Fire or Wood Burner
- Shower, over Bath
- Smart TV
- Towels Provided
- Travel Cot Provided
What the Guests Say...
This is our fourth time here. As usual, it was lovely. Simple tasty food in The Bell with friendly service on Friday evening. We are emigrating back to Ireland after twelve years in the UK next weekend, and we wanted to come here one last time before we left to relive some lovely memories. If we do come back and visit East of England again in future, we’ll definitely try to stop by again
We have had a really lovely time in Water Cottage – thank you. Joanna was very welcoming and helpful
We’ve loved our first visit to Water Cottage and Kersey. It’s a comfortable, cosy house in a very pretty village, with a good pub just across the road. Apart from the pleasure of staying in such a lovely place, Kersey is a great base from which to visit Long Melford, Cavendish, Clare, Lavenham. Aldeburgh and Southwold are within an hours drive. We highly recommend Water Cottage and hope to return. Our special thanks to Joanna for making the house so welcoming for our arrival and for being so helpful. She’s a star!
Fantastic cottage, facilities and great welcome from Joanna. Exceeded expectations. We had a great time and hope to return soon! A further special mention to Joanna who does such a wonderful job!
With Prosecco and polished flutes to welcome us, with classical music playing to set the mood for a relaxing stay at the beautiful Water Cottage. This magical haven with its country garden and stunning village is the perfect place to unwind. Amazing walks at every turn with everything in one place to make a fantastic stay
Lovely, cosy, beautiful cottage. Everything we needed. Great, peaceful location. Very family and dog friendly. Thank you! Perfect xx
Delightful cottage in a picture perfect village. Another great stay, short but sweet and managed to pack everything in – wish The Bell was in our village! What a great welcome from Joanna, very friendly and professional
Thank you for our stay in Water Cottage. Cosy and comfortable
Thank you for our stay in Water Cottage, for the welcoming flowers, Prosecco and jam and for Joanna’s looking after the details with care. Although we have stayed in a number of Grove Cottage properties this was our first visit here. We have enjoyed a unique old house with a picturesque village at its door.
Lovely cottage, very cosy. We enjoyed the log fire and just relaxing for the week. Lots of lovely walks around Kersey.
Second wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage. This time treated to the street being transformed into the 50s overnight for filming of a new TV series! A lovely, relaxing stay in this beautiful place with everything you need provided. Hope to come back again soon.
A sunny weekend break post Covid lockdown. A very comfortable cottage in a pretty village with good local walks. We enjoyed he local pub for Sunday lunch
Grove Cottages set the bar for others to follow. Fantastic stay, nice touch the fresh flowers again! Grove Cottages s the first site we look at when we are looking to have a getaway. Thank you for making memories
Beautiful cottage and great location. Couldn’t ask for a better experience. We hope to come back again
Very quiet and relaxing spot
Thank you Joanna for welcoming us into the lovely Water Cottage. We had everything we needed, and more for a wonderful weekend away! The sweet extra touches of having the radio on for our arrival were simple but effective ways of making the cottage feel like a home for the weekend.
Best Grove Cottage we’ve stayed in. Warm welcome, cosy, lovely area, amazing fire
Lovely cottage to stay in, very peaceful area. Enjoyed a few day trips so plenty to do in the surrounding area. Thanks
Our stay at Water Cottage was delightful. The cottage itself is beautiful with a high attention to detail. Kersey offers a charming and peaceful escape from the city. The village and cottage were the perfect setting for a birthday milestone getaway.
We’ve been to many holiday cottages and this is definitely one of our favourites. Warm, cosy and so bright. The enclosed garden is another huge bonus, especially if staying in the summer
Thanks for a great stay! Enjoyed the walks around local countryside. Beautiful, unspoilt village. Cottage cosy and warm, would definitely recommend to others
Wonderful stay – perfect! The aim was to kick back and relax for a couple of days and we did just that! The cottage is so well equipped and thought out that nothing was left wanting. A cosy weekend of fires, cooking, pub, visits to local villages, pubs (again!). All added up to a soulful weekend of loveliness. Highly recommended! (who needs hotels – Water Cottage has it all!)
A wonderful cottage in a wonderful location. We appreciated the friendly and helpful welcome by Joanna.
Lovely dog walking countryside, great pub serving fresh, well cooked meals. Water Cottage is a delight and located opposite The Bell, with ‘honesty’ grocer/greengrocers in the High Street
Another fantastic stay at Water Cottage! We love Grove Cottages and have stayed at many, but this is our second time here. It’s so cosy and a wonderful break away from home and reality. Kersey is beautiful and the Bell pub does lovely food and so handy being right across the road. We’ll definitely be back!
Beautiful village, and excellent local pub and walks. Joanna made a great effort to ensure we had everything we needed, giving very details helpful information. Bedding and towels were superb
Enjoyed our stay at a lovely location. Local pub a real bonus
Thank you! We had a lovely time! We walked a five mile circular around Kersey, visited Lavenham, walked and swam in the Stour by Dedham and drove to the beach. Bell Inn is lovely, as is the Greyhound in Lavenham.
What a wonderful cottage! So cosy and quiet. This was a surprise 50th birthday gift to take my wife away fro a well deserved break – Water Cottage did not disappoint. Suffolk is a great place to explore. The Bell Inn across the street is a must. Jacqui too is a great host of Water Cottage and nothing was too much trouble. It’s a “downer” to be going home to “normality”! We will be back again!
This was our third time here in the last twelve months. We really love this cottage and Kersey. We did the circular dog walk from the back of The Bell with Scooby. We had ice cream and a lovely drink in Lavenham and Sunday lunch in The Swan Inn – all fabulous
A wonderful stay! We loved the peace and quiet of the village and the wonderful hospitality of the pub – which we visited each evening! A great visit to a part of the UK we have never been to before, but one we shall definitely return to.
Had a fab weekend here. The pub is great and serves very good food with a lovely welcome. Love the cottage and the wood burner. Church at the top of the hill is worth the effort! We’ll be back!
Had a lovely weekend break, enjoyed doing absolutely nothing except eating and drinking in The Bell pub!
What a lovely surprise for me to be taken to cosy Water Cottage in Kersey, for a thank you weekend. Arrived and had a quick pint in the lovely ‘Bell’ ! Had a wonderful walk around the Kersey countryside, stopping halfway for some lunch at the Lindsey Rose. Spent Sunday in Aldeburgh and Thorpeness collecting fresh seafood on the way, What a fantastic weekend – thank youy,
What a lovely location. Great dog walks and plenty to see and do. We enjoyed our stay!
Thank you for a restful stay. Friendly pub, lovely basket of food – all bases covered for a good start to a short break.
Another lovely break booked through Grove Cottages. Stunning cottage in a very pretty village. Great pub! Fabulous dog walks, looking forward to returning soon.
Wonderful cottage. Great walks from the door. The Bell is welcoming and good food. A wonderful relaxing break. Thank you
Great cottage, great garden, great location. The Bell Inn very friendly and nice food – it gets very busy so pop over and book to be safe! Enjoy! x
A wonderful cottage and a lovely short break visiting Lavenham, Flatford Mill, Long Melford, Colne Valley Railway, Aldeburgh and Orford. Great facilities and lovely food at The Bell. Thank you
A hidden gem. What a beautiful cottage. This is our second visit to this wonderful place. Kersey is a lovely area to find walks with our dog. The Bell pub is amazing and the food is beautiful. We will definitely be returning
We had a magical relaxing and beautiful time at Water Cottage. This place is so comfortable. Thank you Jacqui for the wonderful basket of goodies. We did the Kersey walk and loved it. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly
We just spent a lovely long weekend in Water Cottage. A beautiful house in a lovely village. Our group was 4 adults and 1 child and we had loads of cosy comfort and space, with the bonus of a charming garden to eat and relax in.
A delightful third visit – see you next time!
Here for a weekend away. Having not been to Suffolk before we very much enjoyed exploring all the beautiful villages and coastline. Excellent pubs to note (aside from the lovely Kersey Bell) are The Greyhound in Lavenham and it’s sister The Ram in Hadleigh. Also The Coast and Sail in Snape is worth a visit. Lovely Cottage. Will visit again. Emma & Steve.
What a delightful, beautiful cottage & garden. Lovely to recieve a welcome basket on arrival. Cottage felt like a home, with lots of attention to detail with the furniture and accessories. Had a fantastic meal at The Kings Head Hadleigh enjoying the ‘Lobster Week’ menu. Enjoyed just chilling out in the garden, very relaxing weekend. Jacqui was so accommodating Kate, Steve, Frank, Anna & Max the ‘dog’ xx
What a delight, beautiful cottage and garden, lovely to receive a welcome basket on arrival. Cottage felt like a home with a lot of attention to detail with the furniture and accessories. Enjoyed just chilling out in the garden, very relaxing weekend. Jacqui was so accommodating
We especially appreciated the immaculately kept, sent-laden garden.
Beautiful cottage, beautiful village. Loved the log fire
We were here for a long weekend to visit family. Thanks for another comfortable stay, everything was here we required. We always have a wander around Lavenham while we are here, to wonder on the architecture. Our doggies loved it
Water Cottage is a delight. Perfect location for lovely dog walks followed by excellent pub grub in The Bell – bliss. What relaxed weekends are all about. Thank you Rachael
A lovely quiet place to stay, tucked away from busy streets.
A great few days at Water Cottage over New Year. Very useful dog friendly pub over the road with a fantastic landlady. Most of the time spent in front of a cosy log fire or wondering at the wibbly wobbly angles of the floor upstairs! Would recommend
Wonderful cottage – super relaxing break
Lovely homely cottage with beautiful and traditional features. Pretty village location and lovely places to visit nearby
This is the second cottage we have stayed in with Grove Cottages and can highly recommend them. Excellent standard of furnishings and a great welcome pack of food, and great information on the area. Makes for a very relaxing and enjoyable break.
We have had a fabulous family weekend – thank you! We have enjoyed the space and facilities in Water Cottage, everything we needed for 5 adults. Our 6’4″ son fitted in the bunk bed too – what a relief!
Fabulous weekend in this lovely cottage. The Bell is a wonderful local pub and the countryside is beautiful!
Lovely cottage for the 5 of us – good advice re pubs and walks. Great to be able to bring the 2 dogs too. Local pub very friendly and nearby!!
We’ve had a lovely week at cosy Water Cottage. Our two dogs loved it too! Fantastic pub just opposite where we were made to feel very welcome. We ate there every evening – really good food!
Lovely location, peaceful, great pub just across the road.
Great cottage, lovely location and fabulous to see all the dog friendly information in the cottage handbook.
Wonderful spot just across the road from The Bell. Very picturesque village. The cottage is a delight. Lovely basket of goodies on arrival – very welcome!
Lovely cottage and garden, thank you for a great stay
Beautiful cottage and garden space, perfect for eating outside. Amazing location.
Had a great stay at Water Cottage. Kersey is a great base to explore Suffolk. Walks from the door step, lovely dog friendly pub across the road. All in all we really enjoyed our stay and would come back to Water Cottage in a heartbeat.
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. The Bell Inn across the road was fabulous and the women who run it were very kind to us as we had a young baby. A great relaxing break.
Love Water Cottage and the quiet hidden away village of Kersey.
What a beautiful cottage, so much character! The area is just amazing, a real lucky find for my daughters and me. Thank you.
Great weekend to catch up with friends, lovely spacious and clean cottage. The Bell Inn pub on your doorstep is a Massive Bonus; Great Food and staff.
I thoroughly enjoyed Wate Cottage. Home from Home. Beautiful and well equipped cottage in gorgeous surroundings. Looking forward to a return in the near future.
Water Cottage has been a luxurious home away from home. A cosy feel but spacious. Very comfy beds and Lovely bath. Beautiful garden. Rachael has been brilliant and gave us a warm welcome and a delicious Welcome Breakfast basket full of goodies.. Would come and stay again Kersey is delightful.
Fabulous Cottage in Idyllic village.
The cottage surpassed all expectations. The village of Kersey is one of the most beautiful spots we have visited in the UK. The location by the Splash and opposite The Bell pub, could not be better. We enjoyed bicycle rides, walks and visits to nearby villages. Returning to such a comfortable cottage at the end of each day was absolute bliss. Thank you!
We are sadly leaving today but have had a very relaxing break in this beautiful cottage, in gorgeous Kersey. As always Grove Cottages never disappoint. Already planning the next one! -:)
Our second stay with Grove Cottages and it has been fantastic. The location of this cottage is amazing, with great walks, beautiful village life and a wonderful home from home experience. Can’t wait to come back.
Once again……….fantastic, can’t fault it!! Wonderful detail, only trouble was…the pub was too close!!!!
Our second stay at this super cosy cottage. Everything you need for a relaxing weekend. A warm welcome from Rachael who was lovely and helpful. Will definitely be back again – sad to leave. Thanks.
Just lovely and cosy in the face of some chilly weather! Another Grove gem!
Water Cottage and Kersey are lovely. We had an enjoyable weekend.
Beautiful cottage, wonderful character and charm, relaxing and cosy – really enjoyable stay. All above our expectations.
Another beautiful ‘Grove Cottage’ in lovely little Kersey.
Fantastic, characterful cottage, very comfortable. Our only disappointment is that we couldn’t stay longer! Kersey and the surrounding area are so pretty. We managed some great cycle rides away from the main roads.
The cottage is beautiful and in a very stunning village! It is very well equipped. We cooked very night and it was almost like we were at home! The photos online are an exact true representation of the cottage. Rachael was very nice and welcoming – definitely coming back to stay here. It exceeded our expectations,love this cottage.
Lovely cottage in a beautiful village. We had a happy and relaxing weekend. The cottage has everything you need to just turn up and start your holiday. The garden is lovely, nice to sit and watch the wildlife.
Wonderful cottage and a beautiful village. Rachael was excellent and couldn’t have been more helpful, bless her! The Bell pub across the road is excellent…lovely food and very welcoming! Exactly what we wanted from our holiday, very peaceful and everyone in the village was lovely! Thank you for a wonderful stay.
A most pleasant few days. The Bell provided delicious (and generous) meals with reasonable prices. Hopefully we may make it again. Kind regards
We’ve very much enjoyed a short stay – beautiful weather and a relaxing stay. Kentwell Hall was a great place to take the kids and we visited the playground and riverside walk in Hadleigh several times. The Adnams shop in Hadleigh was good for local gifts. We had a very tasty meal in The Bell. Thanks for a lovely holiday.
It has been a lovely wonderful week. We have enjoyed every bit of it, the garden, the bikes, the bedrooms – everything! We hope to come and stay here again soon. Kersey is a great place – thank you very much.
A lovely cottage in a hidden gem of a village � it felt like living in a museum ( in a good way ! ) having gone back in time.
We had such a nice week in this lovely cottage set in a gem of an amazing village. Really felt like we had gone back in time and it was so relaxing. We would recommend Bury St Edmunds for a good choice of shops, Lavenham for an interesting visit, Flatford Mill (do the guided tour if poss), Hadleigh and lots of beautiful walks from the doorstep. The Bell across the road is very good and is staggering distance! Thanks for the welcome pack and for having us.
Lovely cottage, Rachael was very welcoming. We have had a great time visiting all the villages.
Water Cottage and sunny weather made a perfect weekend in Kersey. The cottage is ideally situated in the village with the lovely Bell pub across the road. Cottage very well equipped for cooking too. We took the bikes out for a lovely ride all through the neighbouring villages – the best way to see them! The garden is beautiful and so nice to sit out there. Would love to return.
Water Cottage is a real gem! Thank you very much for a very special week away! Very lovely welcome from Rachael – thank you! Water Cottage is just the right balance of cosiness and feeling very special.
Spent a couple of nights in this beautiful cottage to attend a family reunion at Kentwell Hall. Despite inclement weather we had a great time and look forward to returning to this part of Suffolk again.
A wonderful location and a beautiful house and garden. The ability to not use a car, go for walks to the excellent pub over the road, enjoy the peace and birds with friends. We’ve had a great time – the cottage is so homely and relaxing. Very well laid out and furnished and a delightful garden.
Utterly superb. The loveliest cottage I have ever stayed in. Everything so carefully thought through, from the provision of a welcome basket and extra towels, to jolly decent bikes! Comfy sofas, squishy cushions, lovely lamps, it is delightful. I shall be back – thank you.
Very cosy and relaxing stay. Lovely to hear the birds singing. Staff at The Bell are very friendly.
Delightful cottage. Seriously stocked kitchen!
We really enjoyed our stay here at Water Cottage. It was really quaint and cosy. We would 100% come back for another visit -:). Thank you Rachael for your hospitality.
Thank you for the beautiful property! We were blessed with the weather and we enjoyed all the delights that Kersey has to offer; visiting the church, the playground, feeding the horses and lunch in the Bell! Will return soon…..
Beautiful house in splendid village, keen to return! Thank you.
We enjoyed Water Cottage a lot. Thanks for the welcome pack with fresh fruit and eggs. Wish you all the best and we will definitely come back soon.
Very cosy cottage. Good food at the Bell. Sun shone most of the time, just what we needed after the floods in Cumbria. Thanks to Rachael.
This is our third Grove Cottage and possibly our favourite! Hard to imagine a lovelier place in a more picturesque location. Has a feel of someones home – interesting, well thought through books and DVDs. High quality furnishings, tasteful luxurious feel and a superb location.
We have stayed at 10-12 Grove Cottages and in terms of overall experience, we would rate Water Cottage the best.
We loved it! We moved from the fireplace to the pub to the bedroom. Sometimes we changed the order – bed, pub, fireplace! Truly cosy – thank you.
Superb location – brilliant local walks. Ideally situated for visits to Lavenham/Hadleigh/Sudbury. Well equipped and an excellent welcome – delicious local bacon!
We enjoyed our stay in this lovely cosy cottage; a wonderful place to relax in front of the fire whilst the rain lashed the windows. Good hearty home cooking at the Bell!
A lovely cottage. We felt wonderfully at home and really enjoyed our walks around Kersey. A beautiful place to get to know.
What a wonderful cottage and village, so Christmassy. We’ve had a fab and festive time. Many thanks.
We had a very enjoyable stay. The cottage is lovely and very cosy. Thank you. I am sure we will be back again. The Bell across the road was also very nice and welcoming.
Comfortable and stylish.
Lovely cottage in perfect location. Everything we needed and more. Made holidaying with a baby hassle free. Lovely warm and helpful welcome.
This is our second time at Water Cottage and we will be back. Love the cottage, love Kersey.
Brilliant time, lovely cottage. Would come again.
Very warm and cosy cottage in a picture perfect Suffolk village. A welcome, tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of London. Welcome basket is just perfect!
We had a wonderful relaxing weekend at Water Cottage. The Bell is thoroughly recommended – not only is the home cooked food superb but the service is exceptionally friendly and welcoming. We were lucky with the weather which really showed off the autumnal colours of the trees. Thanks to Rachael too for the warm welcome.
Had a lovely relaxing few days.
Beautiful village, stunning cottage. We will be back!
We have had a great time. Cottage is very comfortable, lovely village and very friendly pub. Cannot fault the cottage or the village, everything has been excellent. Thank you for the basket and supplies, a very welcome touch, much appreciated.
A lovely cottage in a beautiful village! Nice pub across the road! It was all very lovely, thank you!
A lovely couple of days! The garden is lovely and the sofas very comfy! Long Melford and Lavenham both great! We enjoyed the cottage very much. Thank you.
Two very tired and happy dogs. Loads of lovely walks. Two very tired and happy owners! Lovely pub across the road – made very welcome.
We have had a wonderful weekend here at Water Cottage. The cottage has everything you need – a real home from home. Great local pub serving good traditional food. The prettiest village in Suffolk, and to top it all, the sun shone all weekend!!
Lovely welcome pack and friendly/helpful introduction from Rachael. Well kept and restored period cottage with all basic needs catered for. It’s the attention to detail that makes the cottages comfortable and cosy.
Fantastic cottage! We especially enjoyed the welcome basket, thank you!
Amazing cottage, very cute and well equipped. Nice touch with the welcome basket and the bikes.
A lovely cottage in a great area. Very useful information booklets.
A perfect weekend break. We loved the remoteness of the cottage. So peaceful, great garden, which we were able to fully enjoy thanks to the weather. Our two dogs greatly enjoyed the many trips to the local pubs! We will be back!
Lovely village setting, superb garden with seating and herbs to pick! Very quaint cottage right next to “the splash”, lovely walks and views from the cottage. Lovely welcome from Rachael and the cottage felt comfortable and cosy to come home to after a day out.
A real home from home in this beautifully historic cottage. Every detail has been thought about. The quality of local information ensured we really made the most of our time in Suffolk. A wonderful stay which exceeded our expectations.
Excellent cottage and location. Rachel gave some great advice on beaches to visit and was extremely welcoming. Thank you!
Had a lovely week here at Water Cottage. The village of Kersey is the prettiest village I have ever seen, all the locals are so friendly and The Bell pub across the road was lovely – great food and lovely staff.
Beautiful period property in idyllic location. The welcome hamper was much appreciated.
Everything had been thought of for us, making it a stress free short break that didn’t involve convoluted preparation. The welcome pack gave us time to settle and look forward to “local food” shopping.
Very relaxing, lovely garden and great having the bikes.
Water Cottage is really wonderful, 10 yards one way from a beautiful stream, 10 yards the other from a proper, friendly village pub! You do really feel at home here.
We had a wonderful time in a lovely, beautifully appointed cottage. Gorgeous village, excellent cottage. Clean, comfortable and everything we needed. Rachael was a warm and accommodating host. Highly recommended.
Wonderful historic cottage in beautiful village.
Cosy cottage, comfy bed, peaceful garden and very relaxing. The welcome was friendly and informative but also left us to enjoy our stay. Hope to try one of your other cottages next year – would definitely recommend.
Delightful location in a most picturesque village. Attractive well appointed period cottage.
The cottage is very cosy and we loved the bits and pieces around, which made it feel unique. We also appreciated and noticed that everything a guest wants had been considered and acted upon. Very subtle but effective.
Very cosy, character cottage with everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable break. Lovely walks, very peaceful.
A Landmark Trust type property, without the austerity. Cycling to St James’s chapel, hearing the skylarks singing and seeing the hares playing was a joy, thank you.
Very nice, warm and comfortable cottage, in the pretty village of Kersey.
We always look forward to returning…
We loved everything at Water Cottage; location, cosy feel, tasteful furnishings. Difficult to leave, we will definitely return.
Still a lovely cottage! We’ll be back – again!!
Delightful cottage in peaceful Kersey village. The cottage is well equipped, clean, and comfortable. We would highly recommend a stay at historic Water Cottage.
A truly restorative break in a delightful, characterful historic cottage. We were warm and cosy. Kersey is unique in having nothing commercial to disturb it’s serenity. The walks and surrounding countryside are beautiful.
We had a wonderful weekend at Water Cottage. A beautiful cottage in a beautiful village. A completely faultless experience. Thank you.
One of the best cottages we’ve stayed in, with some lovely touches. A comprehensive welcome basket, logs and kindling provided, bikes to tour the area and a variety of herbs to pick from the garden.
Very comfortable, well equipped cottage in beautiful location. Extremely comfortable bed, great pub with excellent food, almost opposite! Welcome basket – amazing!!
Lovely cottage in a beautiful village, with a good pub. Well placed for visiting other local villages like Lavenham, but even better to come back to!
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in early November. Would love to come back in the summer.
Great dog friendly cottages to explore Suffolk. This is our third visit and will use you again. We are always impressed with the high standards of the cottages as well as the location. To get such quality as owners of dogs is very difficult – so thank you.
Very lovely time – cottage quaint, cosy and rural. Perfect for a country retreat escape.
A lovely cottage. Plenty of walking – handy to have the pub 5 minutes away!
We always look forward to returning.
Hideaway cottage in an idyllic village. Wonderful walks from the doorstep.
A beautiful cottage, idyllic setting, very quiet, lovely local pub. Wouldn’t change a thing, loved it! Superb!
Very peaceful and homely.
Wonderful stay in this luxury, rustic cottage – like staying in a spread from Elle Deco! We’ll be back………
A lovely house with a great garden, in a beautiful village. Wonderful walks from the front door across field and vale, to perfect pubs with fab food and great beer. Thank you!
We would recommend Water Cottage whole heartedly. It is a beautiful cottage to stay in, where everything has been thought of.
Water Cottage is a beautifully appointed house, in a gorgeous setting. As usual everything we could possibly need was provided from ground coffee, to washing up liquid, to the beautiful welcome basket.
Simply amazing! Every detail was perfect, really thought about and planned for, by the owners.
Great stay in a well kept cottage, with everything you could wish for.
Lovely cosy cottage, especially enjoyed the garden, with lots of space in the cottage as well.
What a fantastic way to relax. Our first Grove Cottage experience�. definitely not our last.
The cottage was well worth the 3000 mile journey (from New York)!
An incredible way to relax and unwind from stresses of London. In what has to be one of the UK�s most beautiful villages.
Great cottage, wonderful location, everything you need for a relaxing break. Pretty much perfect, we hope to be back soon!
Very nice books and videos!
Perfect cottage, nice garden too. Did not have enough time to use the cycles but it was great you have them. What a lovely hamlet Kersey is the food at the pub is also great.
Absolutely lovely cottage, beautiful village. Susan was very helpful in showing us around when we arrived. Had a lovely trip to Lavenham. Much recommended. Good value for money, especially with the couples discount.
I feel like we have been left into the know of secret hideaway! Such a charming, exquisite cottage with a home from home feel. Thank you for being so welcoming. We shall delightful return.
Water Cottage is lovely and the village of Kersey is a beautiful setting for a romantic weekend away. We will definitely be back! Sue was really welcoming and friendly and the cottage was superb. I will definitely be recommending the Grove Cottages to my friends and family
Fantastic stay in idyllic setting, gem of a find and Sue was very welcoming, first class, very clean, highly recommended.
Fantastic stay in idyllic setting. This is a real gem and Sue was very welcoming, first class, very clean, highly recommended.
It is a real treat to stay somewhere as nice as this with our 2 dogs.
A beautiful cottage finished to very high standard in a timeless Suffolk village � what could be better!
A lovely, well equipped atmospheric cottage, full of character and charm
Wonderful stay, lovely are and perfect cottage.
Really lovely and cosy. Enjoyed walking along by Pin Mill, the River Orwell and the Butt and Oyster pub.
A wonderful break � thank you. This is a lovely cottage and village. Completely fulfilled our expectations.
The perfect getaway for countryside lovers and dogs.
Fantastic cottage in a fantastic village. A perfect weekend break.
Water Cottage is a perfect country retreat � picture postcard village, great local pub, impeccably furnished with wonderful log burner. Heaven. Perfect wedding anniversary celebration.
Happy Halloween! What a beautiful cottage a peaceful place Kersey is, a perfect place to unwind – our dogs loved it too!
Very enjoyable stay. Right in village with lovely walks. Perfect for celebrating a birthday. Very sad to be going home!
We found this cottage the perfect place to unwind, whatever the weather. With every home comfort and beautiful surroundings, it was the perfect honeymoon location.
Water Cottage, Kersey, is the perfect place to unwind, whatever the weather. Superbly equipped with every home comfort. Lovely garden and set in the most beautiful country village. This really was the perfect honeymoon cottage!
We have had a fantastic time at Water Cottage with our 2 dogs Luca and Phoebe. A beautiful, romantic and peaceful cottage with lots to do and see just wish we had more time to explore this stunning area of Kersey.
We have had a fantastic time at Water cottage with our 2 dogs Luca and Phoebe. A beautiful, romantic and peaceful cottage with lots to do and see, we just wish we had more time than a weekend to explore this stunning area of Kersey.
It really is one of the best cottages I have stayed in � completely homely � lovely quality furnishings � very tasteful. Thank you.
Just superb � felt at home as soon as we walked in (helped by the lovely welcome) great comfortable bed � lovely sofa.
The street was like a movie set and the house absolutely divine � we couldn�t have ask for more, except to stay longer!
We’ve spent a lovely long weekend here for our anniversary – we’d love to come back to the house and area. We enjoyed food at The Angel, Stoke by Nayland, The Kersey Bell & we even found some live music at The George in Hadleigh. Next time, we must stay for longer!
A perfect place for peace and quiet.
Truly delightful stay in this fantastic cottage in the most wonderful village. Right at the heart of Suffolk – a great place to start exploring the countryside. Hope to be back soon!
Lovely to return to Water Cottage. Another relaxing visit with beautiful weather.
Lovely to return to Water Cottage. Another relaxing visit with beautiful weather.
We have had a perfect weekend at Water Cottage – lovely weather and only wish we had booked for longer! Lovely village and had a good walk. Need more time to explore and will do some during the next visit.
We travelled from Scotland to meet up with family from London & were delighted with Water Cottage. Everything we could need & a perfect base for exploring the area. We could not fault anything about this lovely cottage and the effort that has been made to welcome guests. The information cards are particularly helpful.
Very comfortable, beautifully furnished cottage. Henry, the dog, had a wonderful few days here in Kersey. The weather was fantastic and we made the most of the garden and BBQ. Kersey is a gorgeous village � friendly people � we could definitely recommend.
Very comfortable, beautifully furnished cottage. Kersey is a gorgeous village � friendly people � we would definitely recommended The Bell Inn. Great food. Very comfortable beds too ! We hope to return at some point.
Every detail has been beautifully attended to. The Water cottage is a treat for the eyes and soothing for the soul. Well situated in the charming village of Kersey easily accessable to surroundings by well marked footpaths. The Bell Pub, located diagonally across the street is excellent.
Every detail superbly attended to. A lovely garden to retreat to. Charming, comfort, sense of history, wonderful walking in the village and the pub is lovely with excellent food and ambience.
Amazing cottage in a beautiful location, we have tried to think of ways you could improve but have none!
Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous location, will definitely return.
Amazing cottage in a beautiful location, we have tried to think of ways you could improve it but have none! We will certainly be returning soon.
Very impressed with the cottage and all the touches and loved sitting in the back garden. Strongly recommend The Angel pub in Stoke By Nayland which is dog friendly and served food until 3 p.m and The Bell pub across the road very good
Really good beds/mattresses & pillows. This makes such a difference.
Comfortable, well � equipped cottage.
Lovely cottage in beautiful Kersey. Very comfortable and so well equipped. Will certainly come again. Thank you very much.
Everything was just perfect. Cosy home from home!
The whole family really enjoyed living in this charming beautiful cottage. Wonderful area full of nice towns, old castles and beautiful coast. Many things to do to please the whole family� A very sunny week � breakfast in the garden every morning. Hope to return.
A short break at the marvellous Water Cottage. Fab welcome and gorgeous welcome basket. A beautiful cottage which we all enjoyed. We will return!
The cottage feels like it is loved which made it easy to feel at home in. Very impressed with the welcome basket, local information file and map with pubs and walks marked on. Really like how welcome you make the dogs.
Water Cottage is so welcoming and wonderfully equipped. A wonderful �home from home�! Everything we needed was provided + more! You can arrive here at Water Cottage and get straight on with enjoying your break. Have been to other places where I needed to go out and but the simple things as salt, pepper, washing up liquid etc. Simple but makes a difference. Bedding and towels beautiful and beds so comfy!
Gorgeous cottage, in a beautiful location. Interior is exceptional, full of character and original features. Welcome basket, flowers and guide book were great. The Cow Beam on the landing is a lovely character piece, albeit a little hard on my 6�1 head!!
Very comfortable cottage in a lovely location.
Lovely cottage in idyllic location. Really great touch to have the retro bikes and the welcome pack! Thank you.
Lovely cottage in a idyllic location with a wonderful pub 50 yards away.
I am officially in love with Water Cottage! Beautifully restored in the most picturesque location � a great place to hole up on a grey day! Will definitely return.
Lovely new addition to the Cottage connection. Quiet, cosy, comfortable. Once again we leave very happy + very rested!!
What a stunning homely cottage in a perfect location. We fell in love with the place, it�s wonderful interior and open fires as well as the street, local pub and the food. Romantic Suffolk optimised. Thank you and we will certainly be back. 10/10!!! Most relaxing stay ever.
Water Cottage was beautifully appointed and luxurious. The sound of running water in �The Splash� outside our bedroom window was lovely. We felt extremely welcome � Thank you!
Our third visit to a Grove cottage and as we have come to expect Water Cottage is beautifully presented and very well equipped with literally �Sugar and spice and all things nice�!! Thanks for the flowers and welcome basket.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Water Cottage, which had everything we needed and more. Such a beautiful house, spacious sitting room, plenty of boardgames, cosy log fire and great facilities for cooking. There is lots to see and do in the local area and we found the walking guides provided to be particularly useful. Thank you
We have had a fantastic snowy couple days at Water cottage. We have been using the cottage as a writer�s retreat and it has served our purposes perfectly. Would definitely return!
A wonderful cottage in a very picturesque village. Some lovely local walks and cycle paths.
Beautiful cottage, lovely garden, cosy fireplace & amazing pub “The Bell” only a few cottages away with superb home cooked food & a very friendly welcome. Idyllic break away