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Water Cottage

Location: Kersey
5 Star

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

Location: Kersey

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.


The Experience - Self Catering At Water Cottage

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 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.

This is a beautiful Character Cottage in a delightful tiny historic village.

Well behaved doggies are welcome in this cottage – dog charges apply at £20 per doggie for up to a week.

Please note that outside High Season this cottage offers a reduced rate for just two guests, who use one bedroom only.



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 or fire up the BBQ.

There 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 Discoveer this area above.

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!


Green Credentials

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 ecological cleaning products are the first choice.


Local Area

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 our own local pub just steps away: The Bell, Kersey, or down the lane The Rose Lindsey, The Crown Inn and the Angel at Stoke-by-Nayland are especially good and there are some high quality restaurants like The Swan in Lavenham., Scutchers and The Black Lion in Long Melford.

At the moment our favourite is Number 10 in Lavenham which is just behind the Swan and in a beautiful Historic building, it is a wine bar but has a restaurant and the food is excellent and reasonable, it is also completely dog friendly.

This area is amazingly rural and untouched by city life, with tiny single track lanes leading nowhere or to a pub, footpaths galore and tiny Medieval Villages where time seems to have stood still.

If you are staying for more than a weekend then a day out at the unspoilt Suffolk Coast is always a lovely trip.

The coast starts just 30 minutes away near Colchester or Ipswich and our favourite beaches and places on the coast are between 50 – 70 minutes away, places like Pin Mill, Nacton, Levington, Orford, Aldeburgh, Dunwich, Southwold and Mersey Island.

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

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


Standard Inclusive Features

All prices include VAT and everything written below:

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

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

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

Living room: 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: A cot and high chair provided in the cottage (please bring babies bedding).

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.



  • Barbeque
  • Bath
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Bikes Provided
  • Cats Accepted
  • Central Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Washer
  • Cooker and Hob
  • Dog Friendly
  • Enclosed garden or large dog area
  • Freezer-compartment
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Garden - Enclosed
  • High Chair Provided
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and Board
  • King Size Bed
  • Microwave
  • Open Fire or Wood Burner
  • Shower, over Bath
  • Smart TV
  • Television
  • Towels Provided
  • Travel Cot Provided
  • Village
  • Wifi



Trainline Journey Planner: Click Here

London Liverpool Street station – Colchester station = 47 mins

Taxis at station – 30 mins to cottage


What the Guests Say...

    • Monday, 25th March 2024, Julie:
    • Beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting. Perfect place to sta to make use of a wonderful area. A must to have Sunday lunch at The Bell Inn.
    • Sunday, 3rd March 2024, Tara:
      We have had a wonderful time in Water Cottage!
      Thank you for having us.
      We loved everything – the décor, slopy floors, gremlin in the bathroom tap! And all the lovely touches throughout the cottage.
    • Monday, 26th February 2024, Sue & Richard:
      The perfect cottage for our relaxing birthday weekend.
      We loved its individuality, the thoughtful touches like fresh flowers and the plentiful supplies.
      A delightful stay in every way.
    • Friday, 16th February 2024, Charmian:
      Very spacious cottage for three and two dogs.
      Excellent local dog walks.
      Enjoyed a good meal at The Bell over the road.
      Lauren was very easy to deal with and pleasant to meet.
    • Friday, 9th February 2024, Sophie:
      Beautiful cottage & garden. So cute and cosy; the selection of furniture was fitting for the period and really added to the charm.
      The beds were really comfortable, the kitchen was tiny but very well equipped with everything you could need and the whole cottage was very warm despite it being February.
      Very peaceful village with few cars.
      It really felt like stepping back in time!
    • Monday, 5th February 2024, Wanda:
      The location was serene and the cottage was cozy and perfect for a quick holiday weekend.
      I would definitely stay here again.
      The village is quaint with walks and easy to access.
      It’s easy access to neighbouring towns and the coast.
      The Bell pub is also a great local pub with very friendly staff. Make a booking!
    • Sunday, 28th January 2024, Peter:
      Great location in pretty village.
      Very cosy cottage with lovely enclosed garden.
      A real sense of history here.
    • Monday, 15th January 2024, Bryan:
      Idyllic Historic Cottage in a peaceful, scenic location.
      Very well equipped with a modern heating system !
      Excellent beds & pillows!
      Mega cosy with a fabulous log burner.
      Log store was a real benefit.
      Lovely quirky cottage, great location and a lovely break.
    • Sunday, 7th January 2024, Dawn:
      Had an amazing stay – thank you!
    • Friday, 15th December 2023, Elspeth & Nigel:
      Characterful cottage with lovely garden in beautiful village with a great pub.
      Kersey is well positioned to explore all that this part of Suffolk has to offer.
    • Sunday, 10th December 2023, Danae:
      Return visit after 8 years.
      Just as lovely as we remembered.
      Will return and won’t leave it so long next time.
    • Monday, 4th December 2023, Paul:
      Cold and bleak weather…  but Warm and Cosy in a charming, period property set in a lovely village.
      We received a friendly welcome both on arrival at the property and across the road in the local pub.
      A beautiful cottage in a fabulous village.
      We went on a very cold weekend and the cottage was warm and tastefully furnished and very atmospheric.
      Overall a fantastic experience.
    • Sunday, 26th November 2023, Charlotte:
      We have loved our stay in this beautiful cottage. So cosy and relaxing, well equipped and overall a very comfortable stay. Thank you!
    • Friday, 18th August 2023, Sandra & Tony:
      Wow! Like stepping back in time.
      Weather made just it perfect!
      Chocolate box country, love the cottage, loved everything.
      We will be booking this next year for longer, could live here forever.
      Hope to win the lottery. Heaven! If we could go beyond excellent we would!
    • Monday, 14th August 2023, Melanie:
      A charming period cottage in a beautiful, quiet, unspoiled village in a lovely corner of Suffolk.
    • Friday, 4th August 2023, Justine:
      It was a fantastic stay and we thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful cottage in a peaceful village. The cottage had amazing character. People are so welcoming. There is a lot to do around. The house is clean, typical and charming. I highly recmmend Kersey to anyone looking to have a peaceful getaway.
    • Friday, 30th June 2023, Dani:
      This is a picture perfect cottage – could not have been more idyllic- so happy this bit of history has been preserved! Thank you!
    • Friday 2nd June 2023, Trudie:
      Hi Mark, we really enjoyed our stay at Water Cottage, thank you.
      Lovely character property, In a charming location.
      Great food at the Bell Inn across the road.
      Would love to return to Kersey in the future
    • Sunday, 9th April 2023, Gareth:
      Beautiful house very well kept, we had a lovely time. Pristine kitchen, spotless furniture and linens, squeaky clean bathroom.

    • Friday, 23rd December 2022, Paul & Jo:
      Lovely traditional cottage, fully equipped in a beautiful old village.
    • Sunday, 4th December 2022, Bellah:
      We had a wonderful stay, lovely village and even lovelier cottage. Perfect places for country walks, nice local pub in the village. Thanks to Katie for her help in getting us there! We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend and stay again.
    • Monday, 28th November 2022, Anj:
      This was a delightfully cosy cottage full of charm and character. Everything had been thought of to cater for our needs – even down to a ball of string which helped when we tried to wrap a birthday present! Thank you for the welcome flowers, biscuits, bubbles and soft music.
    • Monday, 24th October 2022, Wendy:
      Beautiful cosy cottage.
    • Friday, 7th October 2022, Tanya:
      Thank you so much for this relaxing and restorative weekend in your beautiful cottage. Spent tranquil sunny days on a writing retreat, enjoyed picking rosehips on local walks and exploring the history of the area. I had everything I needed and was so grateful for the welcoming treats and flowers, it was so thoughtful. Hope to come back! Till then all the best. T x
    • Monday, 4th October 2022, Richard & Vic:
      A fantastic cosy cottage in a gorgeous village. The beds were super comfortable.
    • Sunday, 2nd October 2022, Kiran & Elliot:
      Thank you for a wonderful stay! We had a beautiful autumn walk to the Lindsey Rose pub and back across the fields. Enjoyed sitting in the sunny beer garden. The cottage is perfect for a cosy night in and a slow, lazy morning. Thank you to Joanna for being so helpful and welcoming, even without being in person. X
    • Monday, 28th September 2022, Peter:
      A charming cottage catering for all your needs. Water Cottage is so cosy in every respect with a delightful garden. Joanna made us very welcome and obviously takes great pride in how the property is presented.
    • Sunday, 25th September, 2022, Rachael & Mike:
      Saturday morning we enjoyed a lazy time watching the coaltits enjoy the garden. Went into Lavenham and ate decent food at the Angel Hotel before meandering around the shops and lanes. A relaxing evening at home for dinner and our six year old found the toys :). This morning we headed out to Hollow Tree farm for the trail, lunch and gifts from the farm shop. Special thanks to Joanna for the warm and helpful arrival.
    • Friday, 23rd September 2022, Anna:
      Water Cotage is a wonderful holiday home, so nice to spend time here. Everything is very well equipped with a lovely kitchen to cook in. Lots of toys, books and games and of course a fire. We loved the village too – perfect for a dog.
    • Sunday, 18th September 2022, David & Vivienne:
      Idyllic setting, beautiful cottage. A fantastic retreat away from noise, crowds and the 21st century. Perfect for us all including our dog. Quirky, original, well equipped and ticking all the boxes. Fantastic welcome from Joanna – loved all the attention to detail; flowers, prosecco, biscuits, eclectic cosy decor, comfortable beds and high level of cleanliness. Many thanks!
    • Friday, 9th September 2022, Elly:
      Thank you so much for a really lovely stay in idyllic surroundings. We’ve had a wonderful relaxing time cosying up by the fire. Hope to be back again soon!
    • Friday, 19th August 2022, Mary-Clare & Harriet:
      A lovely cottage and garden in a beautiful village with a stunning church. Wonderful, peaceful stay.The cottage is perfect and the village is a haven of tranquility. Thank you.
    • Friday, 12th August 2022, Philip:
      A very big thank you to Joanna for being so efficient and welcoming! The garden was lovely.
    • Sunday, 7th August 2022, Paul:
      A truly fantastic stay, we couldn’t recommend Water Cottage highly enough! The accommodation and conveniences were top class, Joanna was lovely and helpful and the local area was just superb! We will absolutely be coming back!
    • Friday, 5th August 2022, Steve & Samantha:
      A lovely stay at a beautiful cosy cottage in an incredibly quiet and tranquil setting. A lovely welcome from Joanna who was helpful and attentive throughout our stay. Some good walks around the local area; do use the maps available. The Mill is a god option and Pin Mill, Nacton and Waldringfield provide splendid scenery and opportunities for a swim in the river. The seat next to the church provides a fantastic view of the village, especially at dusk. Thanks to Joanna for a restful, relaxing and restorative stay.
    • Sunday, 24th July 2022, Jonathan & Gill:
      What a pleasure it has been to be back at Water Cottage – our second visit. It’s an extremely comfortable house and as before, we much appreciated how welcoming Johanna had made it and the fact that she was there to greet us – nothing is too much trouble.
    • Sunday, 10th July 2022, Johanna:
      We had an exceptional stay. The cottage and gardens are beautiful and the location is stunning. Cannot fault a thing and Joanna the host was truly thorough and explained the cottage very well.
    • Monday, 27th June 2022, Peter & Heather:
      Lovely stay, thank you and thanks for the fizz!
    • Friday, 17th June 2022, Denise:
      Loved our stay at Water Cottage. It was so relaxing and peaceful just what we needed. The walks from the cottage were great especially to Hadleigh, river walk there was lovely. The cottage is so full of character which is lovely. We can’t wait to try another Grove Cottage, this is our third stay in one. Joanna was lovely and very welcoming.
    • Friday, 10th June 2022, Clare:
      Beautiful cottage, garden and village. Lovely walks and bike ride. Thank you Joanna!
    • Friday, 29th April 2022, Elaine & Jason:
      Another wonderful stay at Water Cottage, everything was perfect. Garden looking fantastic with the spring flowers. Locals are so friendly and received a warm welcome at The Bell. Thank you Joanna for another lovely stay. The cottage is very cosy and lovely and clean. We will be back again xx
    • Sunday, 24th April 2022, Lottie & John:
      Always a pleasure! Water Cottage is a comfortable, beautifully presented cottage, in what can only be described as the most beautiful village in Suffolk. We had a wonderful time, felt most welcome and will return. Joanna made us very welcome and helped us with advice when our youngest broke his leg on the first day of the holiday. What could have been a disastrous holiday and ended early was still a huge sucess, despite losing a day in Ipswich hospital – even the hospital visit was made easy by the fantastic, calm and friendly staff. What more could we ask for, see you again soon Water Cottage.
    • Friday, 8th April 2022, Neil & Jacqui:
      Wonderfully peaceful cottage! Garden a delight. Lovely walks on the doorstep in beautiful countryside where one comes across various wildlife including deer. Thank you Joanna for all your hard work and for the lovely biscuits and wine! We will miss Water Cottage and looking forward to our next visit already. High recommended!
    • Friday, 25th March 2022, Pippa:
      A fantastic cottage and beautiful garden full of spring flowers – perfect to breakfast outside. Help always at hand from Joanna. What a beautiful cottage, we have really enjoyed our stay. Kersey is beautiful, we have had some lovely pottering walks around the village. The countryside is stunning, we have been blessed with amazing weather and seen barn owls, coots, rabbits, deer, a stunning location and thank you Joanna for all your help!
    • Monday, 7th March 2022, Jackie:
      Had a wonderful relaxing break in the lovely Water Cottage. Thank you Joanna for the great welcome, the flowers, wine and biscuits much appreciated.
    • Friday, 25th February 2022, Paul:
      Lovely cottage and setting, with great walks 🙂
    • Friday, 28th January 2022, Barbara:
      I cannot find anything wrong with this cottage. A superb greeting from Joanna, arrived with classical music in the background and chilled Prosecco with two glasses – followed by tour of our brief home. Everything so clean and well equipped, so cosy, so warm and so quiet. We loved the beams wherever you look. The fire is so big and wonderful parking at the door. Comfy beds. This is our fifth Grove Cottage, all excellent. We are always curious what the next one will be like. Too old for bikes, but nice touch.
    • Sunday, 2nd January 2022, Geoff:
      A beautiful, well equipped cottage. Everyone’s dream place. Thank you.
    • Friday, 31st December 2021, Margaret:
      Lovely, cosy stay with young family – they didn’t want to leave. Beautifully decorated and Joanna very helpful and attentive.
    • Monday, 27th December 2021, Rufus:
      The most gorgeous cottage we’ve ever stayed in! Each room is delightful and so well equipped. We loved using the fire and cycling around the area was the perfect way to experience the views. The Christmas tree was lovely to have and we went to Midnight Mass – so nice to feel part of the village. Such a perfect way to enjoy Christmas! Thank you for everything.
    • Sunday, 5th December 2021, Johanne:
      We had a great time in a very comfortable and clean cottage. We enjoyed walks from the front door around Kersey and meals at The Bell. Thank you Joanna for your welcome and availability.
    • Monday, 8th November 2021, Peter & Tracey:
      Water Cottage is a beautiful cottage with some amazing features. It has everything you need for a truly relaxing holiday. The welcome Prosecco and jam was very welcome as was Joanna who was very thorough and informative. Kersey is a lovely village and he local pub serves great food and you are made to feel very welcome. Would recommend a trip to Lavenham – fabulous place!
    • Friday, 5th November 2021, Linda:
      Absolutely beautiful – we LOVE it!! Just a perfect place to be, cosy, warm, comfortable bed…and pillows (very important) and everything you could possibly need in a kitchen. I think we will definitely be back as we have fallen in love with Kersey! Grove Cottages are the best!!! Joanna was so friendly and helpful – such a nice welcome! Thank you.
    • Friday, 29th October 2021, Benny:
      The cosiest cottage………with everything you need to make it a home from home. We loved staying here, couldn’t fault it, great hosts!!
    • Friday, 22nd October 2021, Daniel:
      A very lovely, cosy cottage with a snug fire
    • Friday, 15th October 2021, Claire:
      Water Cottage is a peaceful, calm and clean cottage. It has everything you need to just close the door on the world and relax for a couple of days. We will definitely be returning. Just what the doctor ordered. Beautiful cottage, beautiful village 10/10
    • Monday, 11th October 2021, Andrew & Jeanette:
      Water Cottage is an idyllic location for a restful relaxing break and is well equipped and maintained. Joanna the host could not be more helpful and supportive – 10 out of 10!
    • Friday, 8th October 2021, Deb & Paul:
      By no means our first stay in Kersey, but our first in Water Cottage and we were not disappointed. Lovely cosy comfortable cottage, everything here that we needed and the wine, jam and fresh flowers are a nice touch. Many thanks to Joanna for a warm welcome and always being on hand if needed.
    • Friday, 1st October 2021, Claire:
      Excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent, and thank you to Joanna for her excellent service.
    • Monday 27th September 2021, Dave and Marion:
      Our first visit to Suffolk and can’t believe we had never thought to come before now. We were welcomed by the lovely and very professional Joanna who had supplied us with a lovely ‘Welcome Hamper’ The cottage garden and village are so relaxing. we have had a brilliant time in this beautiful Cottage. Can’t wait to return. Thank you for allowing us to stay in such a lovely cottage.
    • Friday, 24th September 2021, Ellie:
      What a gem this cottage is and what a beautiful village. Enjoyed every moment. Fantastic village pub.
    • Monday, 20th September 2021, Karen & Ken:
      Always a happy holiday when you book with Grove Cottages. Reliable high standards keep us booking again and again. How lovely to stay in this comfortable house and to walk and bike ride straights from its front door. It’s like stepping back in time. Joanna was very welcoming and the ‘goody hamper’ much appreciated – thank you! Sorry to leave, but know that we will plan to return shortly.
    • Monday 30th August 2021, Anne:
      Lovely cottage, beautiful decor, wonderful beds! Lovely welcome by Joanna, really liked the cottage, beautiful old touches yet every comfort you could want. Great location to visit the wonderful countryside. Loved the ‘local’ too. Really great break in an amazing place. Thank you!
    • Friday, 27th August 2021, Lynn:
      This is our fourth Grove Cottage and t didn’t disappoint. Grove Cottages provide a unique opportunity to stay in historic houses which have preserved all their period charm and character. Booking is simple and the personal service ensures everything goes smoothly.
    • Monday, 23rd August 2021, Lottie & John:
      We loved our stay at Water Cottage so much that we’ve already booked a return visit! Thank you Joanna for such a warm welcome. We loved everything about the cottage – love the way it’s decorated, the bed linen and quality of pillows and mattresses, so comfy, in fact the quality of everything is excellent. That combined with the location makes it an absolutely perfect place to stay
    • Monday, 16th August 2021, Anna:
      Thank you so much for such a lovely and peaceful stay, we will definitely be planning our return!
    • Friday, 13th August 2021, Jacqui:
      A wonderful cottage to spend a birthday in! Lovely village and surrounding area. Joanna’s wonderful welcome with wine, flowers and jam. The cottage is very peaceful and is well equipped. The garden is enchanting. Can’t wait to come back.
    • Friday, 30th July 2021, Chandra:
      Overall the reception was brilliant. My son and I had a fantastic stay at the Water Cottage. Great job in making this cottage as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, Keep it up! The wifi was super!
    • Sunday, 25th of July, 2021, Natasha:
      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
    • Monday, 19th of July, 2021, Petra:
      We have had a really lovely time in Water Cottage – thank you. Joanna was very welcoming and helpful
    • Monday, 12th of July, 2021, Jonathan & Gill:
      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!
    • Monday, 12th of July, 2021, Mike:
      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!
    • Thursday, 24th of June, 2021, Suzanne & Mike:
      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
    • Monday, 14th of June, 2021, Sarah:
      Lovely, cosy, beautiful cottage. Everything we needed. Great, peaceful location. Very family and dog friendly. Thank you! Perfect xx
    • Monday, 14th of June, 2021, Bob:
      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
    • Friday, 28th of May, 2021, Sandra:
      Thank you for our stay in Water Cottage. Cosy and comfortable
    • Friday, 21st of May, 2021, Frank & Anne:
      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.
    • Monday, 10th of May, 2021, Charlotte & Claus:
      Lovely cottage, very cosy. We enjoyed the log fire and just relaxing for the week. Lots of lovely walks around Kersey.
    • Friday, 30th of April, 2021, David & Jen:
      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.
    • Saturday, 24th of April, 2021, Stephen & Tina:
      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
    • Wednesday, 21st of April, 2021, Lisa:
      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
    • Monday, 12th of April, 2021, Choo & Will:
      Beautiful cottage and great location. Couldn’t ask for a better experience. We hope to come back again
    • Friday, 11th of December, 2020, Trina:
      Very quiet and relaxing spot
    • Sunday, 6th of December, 2020, George:
      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.
    • Friday, 30th of October, 2020, Joanne:
      Best Grove Cottage we’ve stayed in. Warm welcome, cosy, lovely area, amazing fire
    • Friday, 23rd of October, 2020, Catherine:
      Lovely cottage to stay in, very peaceful area. Enjoyed a few day trips so plenty to do in the surrounding area. Thanks
    • Friday, 16th of October, 2020, Sasha:
      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.
    • Monday, 12th of October, 2020, Karen & Steve:
      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
    • Friday, 9th of October, 2020, Janice & Pete:
      Thanks for a great stay! Enjoyed the walks around local countryside. Beautiful, unspoilt village. Cottage cosy and warm, would definitely recommend to others
    • Monday, 5th of October, 2020, Max & Annie:
      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!)
    • Friday, 2nd of October, 2020, Patricia & Joe:
      A wonderful cottage in a wonderful location. We appreciated the friendly and helpful welcome by Joanna.
    • Friday, 18th of September, 2020, Philip & Jocelyn:
      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
    • Monday, 31st of August, 2020, Sarah:
      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!
    • Thursday, 27th of August, 2020, Rob:
      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
    • Friday, 21st of August, 2020, Roy:
      Enjoyed our stay at a lovely location. Local pub a real bonus
    • Friday, 31st of July, 2020, Noga:
      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.
    • Friday, 10th of January, 2020, Richard & Wendy:
      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!
    • Sunday, 5th of January, 2020, Colin:
      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
    • Tuesday, 24th of December, 2019, Mike & Jacqui:
      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.
    • Sunday, 8th of December, 2019, Alan:
      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!
    • Monday, 25th of November, 2019, John & Julie:
      Had a lovely weekend break, enjoyed doing absolutely nothing except eating and drinking in The Bell pub!
    • Monday, 11th of November, 2019, Karl & Belinda:
      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,
    • Monday, 2nd of September, 2019, Sandra & Christine:
      What a lovely location. Great dog walks and plenty to see and do. We enjoyed our stay!
    • Friday, 2nd of August, 2019, Gayle:
      Thank you for a restful stay. Friendly pub, lovely basket of food – all bases covered for a good start to a short break.
    • Monday, 15th of July, 2019, Georgie & Guy:
      Another lovely break booked through Grove Cottages. Stunning cottage in a very pretty village. Great pub! Fabulous dog walks, looking forward to returning soon.
    • Sunday, 16th of June, 2019, Jane & Phil:
      Wonderful cottage. Great walks from the door. The Bell is welcoming and good food. A wonderful relaxing break. Thank you
    • Friday, 19th of April, 2019, Deb & Mark:
      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
    • Friday, 12th of April, 2019, Jonathan:
      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
    • Saturday, 2nd of February, 2019, Georgie & Paul:
      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
    • Saturday, 20th of October, 2018, Tom & Renee:
      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
    • Monday, 11th of June, 2018, Isaac:
      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.
    • Sunday, 3rd of June, 2018, Michael:
      A delightful third visit – see you next time!
    • Wednesday, 30th of May, 2018, Emma & Steve:
      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.
    • Monday, 28th of May, 2018, Kate, Steve, Frank, Anna & Max the dog:
      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
    • Friday, 25th of May, 2018, Kate & Steve:
      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
    • Monday, 21st of May, 2018, Carolyn:
      We especially appreciated the immaculately kept, sent-laden garden.
    • Thursday, 29th of March, 2018, Alison:
      Beautiful cottage, beautiful village. Loved the log fire
    • Monday, 12th of March, 2018, Peter & Louise:
      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
    • Thursday, 25th of January, 2018, Kevin:
      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
    • Sunday, 7th of January, 2018, Laura:
      A lovely quiet place to stay, tucked away from busy streets.
    • Monday, 1st of January, 2018, Mark:
      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
    • Friday, 29th of December, 2017, Christine:
      Wonderful cottage – super relaxing break
    • Monday, 4th of December, 2017, Helen:
      Lovely homely cottage with beautiful and traditional features. Pretty village location and lovely places to visit nearby
    • Friday, 1st of December, 2017, Jeanette:
      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.
    • Monday, 13th of November, 2017, Kate:
      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!
    • Monday, 6th of November, 2017, Pat & Sara:
      Fabulous weekend in this lovely cottage. The Bell is a wonderful local pub and the countryside is beautiful!
    • Monday, 16th of October, 2017, Sue:
      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!!
    • Friday, 13th of October, 2017, Alastair:
      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!
    • Monday, 9th of October, 2017, Jenny:
      Lovely location, peaceful, great pub just across the road.
    • Friday, 6th of October, 2017, Ruth:
      Great cottage, lovely location and fabulous to see all the dog friendly information in the cottage handbook.
    • Friday, 29th of September, 2017, George & Susan:
      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!
    • Sunday, 17th of September, 2017, Annie:
      Lovely cottage and garden, thank you for a great stay
    • Sunday, 27th of August, 2017, Sara:
      Beautiful cottage and garden space, perfect for eating outside. Amazing location.
    • Thursday, 24th of August, 2017, Craig & Lucy:
      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.
    • Monday, 21st of August, 2017, Rachel:
      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.
    • Monday, 14th of August, 2017, Sarah:
      Love Water Cottage and the quiet hidden away village of Kersey.
    • Thursday, 27th of July, 2017, Kirsty:
      What a beautiful cottage, so much character! The area is just amazing, a real lucky find for my daughters and me. Thank you.
    • Sunday, 2nd of July, 2017, Claire:
      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.
    • Sunday, 11th of June, 2017, Icidr:
      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.
    • Friday, 9th of June, 2017, Namina:
      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.
    • Sunday, 21st of May, 2017, Maria:
      Fabulous Cottage in Idyllic village.
    • Monday, 1st of May, 2017, Grainne:
      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!
    • Monday, 24th of April, 2017, Carole & Don:
      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! -:)
    • Friday, 10th of March, 2017, Lee:
      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.
    • Monday, 6th of February, 2017, Mike:
      Once again……….fantastic, can’t fault it!! Wonderful detail, only trouble was…the pub was too close!!!!
    • Monday, 23rd of January, 2017, Charlotte & Matt:
      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.
    • Sunday, 15th of January, 2017, Eve:
      Just lovely and cosy in the face of some chilly weather! Another Grove gem!
    • Monday, 5th of December, 2016, Maxine:
      Water Cottage and Kersey are lovely. We had an enjoyable weekend.
    • Monday, 28th of November, 2016, Alexandra:
      Beautiful cottage, wonderful character and charm, relaxing and cosy – really enjoyable stay. All above our expectations.
    • Sunday, 30th of October, 2016, Helen:
      Another beautiful ‘Grove Cottage’ in lovely little Kersey.
    • Friday, 21st of October, 2016, Chris:
      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.
    • Sunday, 16th of October, 2016, Halima:
      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.
    • Sunday, 2nd of October, 2016, Joanne:
      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.
    • Friday, 30th of September, 2016, Stuart & Lucy:
      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.
    • Saturday, 24th of September, 2016, Joan & Arthur:
      A most pleasant few days. The Bell provided delicious (and generous) meals with reasonable prices. Hopefully we may make it again. Kind regards
    • Monday, 19th of September, 2016, Helen & Chris:
      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.
    • Monday, 29th of August, 2016, David:
      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.
    • Friday, 5th of August, 2016, Annette:
      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.
    • Friday, 5th of August, 2016, Annett & Brian:
      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.
    • Monday, 18th of July, 2016, Jan:
      Lovely cottage, Rachael was very welcoming. We have had a great time visiting all the villages.
    • Monday, 4th of July, 2016, Julia:
      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.
    • Sunday, 26th of June, 2016, Catherine:
      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.
    • Monday, 20th of June, 2016, Laurence & Fen:
      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.
    • Sunday, 12th of June, 2016, Vicki:
      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.
    • Wednesday, 25th of May, 2016, Catherine :
      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.
    • Sunday, 15th of May, 2016, Stephen:
      Very cosy and relaxing stay. Lovely to hear the birds singing. Staff at The Bell are very friendly.
    • Thursday, 28th of April, 2016, Barbara & Jenny:
      Delightful cottage. Seriously stocked kitchen!
    • Sunday, 17th of April, 2016, Rachel:
      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.
    • Monday, 28th of March, 2016, William, Mary Kate, Finn & Greta:
      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…..
    • Monday, 21st of March, 2016, Tim, Amy & Constance:
      Beautiful house in splendid village, keen to return! Thank you.
    • Monday, 15th of February, 2016, Jin:
      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.
    • Friday, 12th of February, 2016, Colin & Jenny:
      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.
    • Thursday, 11th of February, 2016, Danae & Nathan:
      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.
    • Monday, 1st of February, 2016, Tony:
      We have stayed at 10-12 Grove Cottages and in terms of overall experience, we would rate Water Cottage the best.
    • Thursday, 28th of January, 2016, Tony, Lorraine & Enrique the pug:
      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.
    • Friday, 8th of January, 2016, Francis & Gill:
      Superb location – brilliant local walks. Ideally situated for visits to Lavenham/Hadleigh/Sudbury. Well equipped and an excellent welcome – delicious local bacon!
    • Monday, 4th of January, 2016, Sue, Jez, Kate, Tony & Emma:
      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!
    • Friday, 1st of January, 2016, Frank:
      A lovely cottage. We felt wonderfully at home and really enjoyed our walks around Kersey. A beautiful place to get to know.
    • Monday, 28th of December, 2015, Biddy:
      What a wonderful cottage and village, so Christmassy. We’ve had a fab and festive time. Many thanks.
    • Monday, 14th of December, 2015, Hugh & Annabel:
      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.
    • Friday, 4th of December, 2015, Pat & Joe:
      Comfortable and stylish.
    • Monday, 30th of November, 2015, Charlotte:
      Lovely cottage in perfect location. Everything we needed and more. Made holidaying with a baby hassle free. Lovely warm and helpful welcome.
    • Sunday, 1st of November, 2015, Danielle:
      This is our second time at Water Cottage and we will be back. Love the cottage, love Kersey.
    • Friday, 30th of October, 2015, Mark:
      Brilliant time, lovely cottage. Would come again.
    • Monday, 26th of October, 2015, Jo:
      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!
    • Monday, 26th of October, 2015, Jo & Mike:
      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.
    • Saturday, 24th of October, 2015, Joan:
      Had a lovely relaxing few days.
    • Friday, 23rd of October, 2015, Colin:
      Beautiful village, stunning cottage. We will be back!
    • Monday, 12th of October, 2015, James:
      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.
    • Sunday, 4th of October, 2015, Matt:
      A lovely cottage in a beautiful village! Nice pub across the road! It was all very lovely, thank you!
    • Sunday, 4th of October, 2015, Matt, Michelle & Eyscha:
      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.
    • Friday, 2nd of October, 2015, Paul:
      Two very tired and happy dogs. Loads of lovely walks. Two very tired and happy owners! Lovely pub across the road – made very welcome.
    • Sunday, 27th of September, 2015, Kay & Paul:
      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!!
    • Saturday, 19th of September, 2015, Paul:
      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.
    • Friday, 18th of September, 2015, Laura:
      Fantastic cottage! We especially enjoyed the welcome basket, thank you!
    • Saturday, 12th of September, 2015, Adrian:
      Amazing cottage, very cute and well equipped. Nice touch with the welcome basket and the bikes.
    • Sunday, 6th of September, 2015, Chris:
      A lovely cottage in a great area. Very useful information booklets.
    • Sunday, 16th of August, 2015, Jo & Mike:
      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!
    • Sunday, 16th of August, 2015, Angie:
      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.
    • Friday, 14th of August, 2015, Jo:
      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.
    • Friday, 7th of August, 2015, Jeanine & Simon:
      Excellent cottage and location. Rachel gave some great advice on beaches to visit and was extremely welcoming. Thank you!
    • Sunday, 2nd of August, 2015, Debbie:
      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.
    • Friday, 24th of July, 2015, Lisa:
      Beautiful period property in idyllic location. The welcome hamper was much appreciated.
    • Sunday, 12th of July, 2015, Julie:
      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.
    • Sunday, 28th of June, 2015, Carla & Eamonn:
      Very relaxing, lovely garden and great having the bikes.
    • Friday, 19th of June, 2015, Michael & Pauline:
      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.
    • Sunday, 31st of May, 2015, Stephen:
      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.
    • Sunday, 17th of May, 2015, Nigel:
      Wonderful historic cottage in beautiful village.
    • Friday, 1st of May, 2015, Andrea:
      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.
    • Monday, 20th of April, 2015, Michael:
      Delightful location in a most picturesque village. Attractive well appointed period cottage.
    • Friday, 27th of March, 2015, Sue:
      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.
    • Sunday, 22nd of February, 2015, John:
      Very cosy, character cottage with everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable break. Lovely walks, very peaceful.
    • Friday, 20th of February, 2015, Fenella:
      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.
    • Monday, 16th of February, 2015, Tim:
      Very nice, warm and comfortable cottage, in the pretty village of Kersey.
    • Monday, 19th of January, 2015, Pat & Joe:
      We always look forward to returning…
    • Thursday, 15th of January, 2015, Danielle:
      We loved everything at Water Cottage; location, cosy feel, tasteful furnishings. Difficult to leave, we will definitely return.
    • Monday, 12th of January, 2015, Louise, Tom & Bea:
      Still a lovely cottage! We’ll be back – again!!
    • Friday, 2nd of January, 2015, Lynn & Barry:
      Delightful cottage in peaceful Kersey village. The cottage is well equipped, clean, and comfortable. We would highly recommend a stay at historic Water Cottage.
    • Monday, 29th of December, 2014, Susan:
      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.
    • Monday, 1st of December, 2014, Shirin:
      We had a wonderful weekend at Water Cottage. A beautiful cottage in a beautiful village. A completely faultless experience. Thank you.
    • Monday, 24th of November, 2014, Jenny:
      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.
    • Monday, 10th of November, 2014, Julia & Graham:
      Very comfortable, well equipped cottage in beautiful location. Extremely comfortable bed, great pub with excellent food, almost opposite! Welcome basket – amazing!!
    • Friday, 7th of November, 2014, Clive & June:
      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!
    • Sunday, 2nd of November, 2014, Vicki:
      Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in early November. Would love to come back in the summer.
    • Wednesday, 29th of October, 2014, Louise:
      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.
    • Sunday, 19th of October, 2014, Joanna & Dan:
      Very lovely time – cottage quaint, cosy and rural. Perfect for a country retreat escape.
    • Friday, 10th of October, 2014, Paul :
      A lovely cottage. Plenty of walking – handy to have the pub 5 minutes away!
    • Monday, 22nd of September, 2014, Pat & Joe:
      We always look forward to returning.
    • Monday, 22nd of September, 2014, Colin:
      Hideaway cottage in an idyllic village. Wonderful walks from the doorstep.
    • Sunday, 14th of September, 2014, Sally:
      A beautiful cottage, idyllic setting, very quiet, lovely local pub. Wouldn’t change a thing, loved it! Superb!
    • Sunday, 7th of September, 2014, Leslie:
      Very peaceful and homely.
    • Friday, 22nd of August, 2014, Matt :
      Wonderful stay in this luxury, rustic cottage – like staying in a spread from Elle Deco! We’ll be back………
    • Friday, 22nd of August, 2014, Andrew & Carolyn:
      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!
    • Friday, 18th of July, 2014, James:
      We would recommend Water Cottage whole heartedly. It is a beautiful cottage to stay in, where everything has been thought of.
    • Friday, 11th of July, 2014, Felicity:
      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.
    • Saturday, 5th of July, 2014, Laura:
      Simply amazing! Every detail was perfect, really thought about and planned for, by the owners.
    • Friday, 27th of June, 2014, Ewen:
      Great stay in a well kept cottage, with everything you could wish for.
    • Friday, 20th of June, 2014, Janet & Carl:
      Lovely cosy cottage, especially enjoyed the garden, with lots of space in the cottage as well.
    • Friday, 20th of June, 2014, Andy & Tracy:
      What a fantastic way to relax. Our first Grove Cottage experience�. definitely not our last.
    • Monday, 9th of June, 2014, Terri & Jill:
      The cottage was well worth the 3000 mile journey (from New York)!
    • Sunday, 8th of June, 2014, Nick & Rosanna:
      An incredible way to relax and unwind from stresses of London. In what has to be one of the UK�s most beautiful villages.
    • Monday, 26th of May, 2014, Kevin:
      Great cottage, wonderful location, everything you need for a relaxing break. Pretty much perfect, we hope to be back soon!
    • Monday, 21st of April, 2014, Stuart:
      Very nice books and videos!
    • Saturday, 5th of April, 2014, Michael:
      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.
    • Monday, 17th of March, 2014, Michael:
      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.
    • Sunday, 9th of March, 2014, Chris & Siedah:
      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.
    • Sunday, 2nd of March, 2014, Adrienn:
      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
    • Sunday, 2nd of February, 2014, Wilfried:
      Fantastic stay in idyllic setting, gem of a find and Sue was very welcoming, first class, very clean, highly recommended.
    • Sunday, 2nd of February, 2014, Ariane:
      Fantastic stay in idyllic setting. This is a real gem and Sue was very welcoming, first class, very clean, highly recommended.
    • Monday, 27th of January, 2014, Louise:
      It is a real treat to stay somewhere as nice as this with our 2 dogs.
    • Monday, 27th of January, 2014, Mike:
      A beautiful cottage finished to very high standard in a timeless Suffolk village � what could be better!
    • Sunday, 19th of January, 2014, Joe:
      A lovely, well equipped atmospheric cottage, full of character and charm
    • Friday, 3rd of January, 2014, Mellisa:
      Wonderful stay, lovely are and perfect cottage.
    • Sunday, 22nd of December, 2013, Pete :
      Really lovely and cosy. Enjoyed walking along by Pin Mill, the River Orwell and the Butt and Oyster pub.
    • Monday, 16th of December, 2013, Sue & Graham:
      A wonderful break � thank you. This is a lovely cottage and village. Completely fulfilled our expectations.
    • Monday, 2nd of December, 2013, Lucy:
      The perfect getaway for countryside lovers and dogs.
    • Monday, 2nd of December, 2013, Clare:
      Fantastic cottage in a fantastic village. A perfect weekend break.
    • Sunday, 17th of November, 2013, Sue:
      Water Cottage is a perfect country retreat � picture postcard village, great local pub, impeccably furnished with wonderful log burner. Heaven. Perfect wedding anniversary celebration.
    • Friday, 1st of November, 2013, Jane:
      Happy Halloween! What a beautiful cottage a peaceful place Kersey is, a perfect place to unwind – our dogs loved it too!
    • Tuesday, 22nd of October, 2013, Maggie & David:
      Very enjoyable stay. Right in village with lovely walks. Perfect for celebrating a birthday. Very sad to be going home!
    • Monday, 14th of October, 2013, Phil & Bev:
      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.
    • Sunday, 13th of October, 2013, Philip & Beverley:
      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!
    • Sunday, 6th of October, 2013, Cathy:
      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.
    • Friday, 4th of October, 2013, Cathy & Matt:
      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.
    • Saturday, 28th of September, 2013, Jaowiqa:
      It really is one of the best cottages I have stayed in � completely homely � lovely quality furnishings � very tasteful. Thank you.
    • Wednesday, 25th of September, 2013, Anne:
      Just superb � felt at home as soon as we walked in (helped by the lovely welcome) great comfortable bed � lovely sofa.
    • Monday, 9th of September, 2013, Martin & Victoria:
      The street was like a movie set and the house absolutely divine � we couldn�t have ask for more, except to stay longer!
    • Friday, 6th of September, 2013, Martin & Victoria:
      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!
    • Thursday, 22nd of August, 2013, Jane:
      A perfect place for peace and quiet.
    • Monday, 19th of August, 2013, Gucia & Bregt:
      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!
    • Friday, 9th of August, 2013, Lucy & Graham:
      Lovely to return to Water Cottage. Another relaxing visit with beautiful weather.
    • Friday, 9th of August, 2013, Lucy & Graham:
      Lovely to return to Water Cottage. Another relaxing visit with beautiful weather.
    • Monday, 29th of July, 2013, Janet:
      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.
    • Monday, 29th of July, 2013, Robert & Janet:
      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.
    • Friday, 12th of July, 2013, Sue & Ray:
      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.
    • Friday, 12th of July, 2013, Kate:
      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.
    • Monday, 8th of July, 2013, Cynthia, Dan, Jessica & David:
      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.
    • Monday, 8th of July, 2013, David:
      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.
    • Sunday, 16th of June, 2013, Tom:
      Amazing cottage in a beautiful location, we have tried to think of ways you could improve but have none!
    • Sunday, 16th of June, 2013, Thomas:
      Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous location, will definitely return.
    • Sunday, 16th of June, 2013, Pappy & Boe:
      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.
    • Monday, 3rd of June, 2013, David:
      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
    • Monday, 3rd of June, 2013, David:
      Really good beds/mattresses & pillows. This makes such a difference.
    • Monday, 20th of May, 2013, Hilarie:
      Comfortable, well � equipped cottage.
    • Friday, 17th of May, 2013, Janet & Steve:
      Lovely cottage in beautiful Kersey. Very comfortable and so well equipped. Will certainly come again. Thank you very much.
    • Friday, 10th of May, 2013, Andy :
      Everything was just perfect. Cosy home from home!
    • Friday, 10th of May, 2013, Vincent:
      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.
    • Thursday, 2nd of May, 2013, Adam & Andy & Daisy:
      A short break at the marvellous Water Cottage. Fab welcome and gorgeous welcome basket. A beautiful cottage which we all enjoyed. We will return!
    • Monday, 29th of April, 2013, Graham:
      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.
    • Sunday, 21st of April, 2013, Donna:
      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!
    • Saturday, 13th of April, 2013, Ian & Lisa:
      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!!
    • Friday, 5th of April, 2013, Sarah:
      Very comfortable cottage in a lovely location.
    • Monday, 1st of April, 2013, Jane:
      Lovely cottage in idyllic location. Really great touch to have the retro bikes and the welcome pack! Thank you.
    • Friday, 29th of March, 2013, Graham:
      Lovely cottage in a idyllic location with a wonderful pub 50 yards away.
    • Monday, 18th of March, 2013, Karen:
      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.
    • Friday, 15th of March, 2013, Jason & Marc:
      Lovely new addition to the Cottage connection. Quiet, cosy, comfortable. Once again we leave very happy + very rested!!
    • Saturday, 9th of March, 2013, Natalie & Duncan:
      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.
    • Sunday, 3rd of March, 2013, Catherine:
      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!
    • Monday, 11th of February, 2013, Rosalind:
      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.
    • Sunday, 3rd of February, 2013, Neal & Natasha:
      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
    • Sunday, 20th of January, 2013, Hughie:
      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!
    • Wednesday, 4th of November, 0201, Alice:
      A wonderful cottage in a very picturesque village. Some lovely local walks and cycle paths.
    • Monday, 30th of November, -0001, 2019/11/01:
      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


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