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Accommodation in Long Melford: Enjoy a luxury stay in a historic village

'..looking for a place to stay in one of Suffolk's well preserved villages?'

These holiday cottages are some of the finest in and around the village, with historic oak beamed ceilings and walls, open log fires and fantastic vintage and period features... Read More 


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Accommodation in Long Melford ... Enjoy one of Suffolk's finest villages

The Cottages

Spadgers - Spadgers is a sweet little flax workers cottage with a lovely open fire. Sleeps 3.

Romney - sleeping 5 in Cavendish a pretty little village just outside Long Melford, enclosed garden accepts pets and has a lovely open fire.

Lovejoys - Lovejoys is where the TV series 'Lovejoy' was filmed! Modern elegance & very romantic. Sleeps 2.

The Lovejoy Studio - The Lovejoy Studio, the sister to Lovejoys is light, spacious and relaxing. Sleeps 3 in the grounds of Belchamp Hall.

Lovejoys Mill - The third Lovejoy cottage, Lovejoys Mill, is set in a rural haven. The stunning conversion of an old Mill retains much of it's originality. Sleeps 2.

About Long Melford

Perched upon the River Stour, is Long Melford – one of Suffolk’s finest villages. Long Melford is a charming village to visit with its long Medieval High Street: reputed to be the longest village High Street in England.

A former market town, Long Melford is a thriving village, lined with lots of shops, art galleries, boutiques and traditional country pubs, giving you the opportunity to while away some time. The village is awash with antique shops, giving a nod to the well-known TV series ‘Lovejoy’ to which Long Melford was the backdrop for. Lovejoy aired between 1986 and 1994 and was all about the rogue antique deale, portrayed by Ian McShane.

Long Melford is situated just 14 miles from the market town of Bury St. Edmunds and 16 miles from Colchester, meaning transport to and from London is especially easy, allowing you to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Our accommodation in Long Melford provides you with luxuries such as beautiful beamed interiors, tudor brick floors with underfloor heating and open log fires; ideal for cosying up with a loved one in front of the sofa after a walk back from one of the delightful local pubs.

Food and Drink

The village boasts a wealth of great pubs, restaurants and little foodie shops. The Swan serves an excellent Gastro Menu and has some great beers and wines, they will even knock you up a delicious cocktail if you are in that kind of mood!

The Black Lion has a lovely laid back bar with big comfy sofas and views across the Village Green to Melford Hall (National Trust Stately Home) as well as the lovely Church. The old-fashioned laid back charm of this place makes it one of Suffolk’s msot special places to visit. 

The quirky Fanny Anne's Tea Room is a traditional vintage tea room, which is perched midway down the village high street. Serving everything from breakfast, lunches, afternoon teas and deluicious cakes, it is definitely worth a visit when you are feeling snackish, or maybe after a long walk exploring the countryside!

What To Do

Situated with Long Melford are two stately homes - within 400 yards from Spadgers. Melford Hall, a spectacular medieval building, is cared for by the national trust and definitely is worth a visit. The Hall was devestated by a fire in the 1940s, but was meticulously restored and nutured back to its glorious state by the family who still live there to this day.

Kentwell Hall is a huge tourist attraction in Suffolk as it is famous for its Tudor re-enactments, so a visit is an absolute must when staying at our accommodation in Long Melford. There are over 250 actors of all ages whom re-create the life of the historic house and estate, aiding the transformation into a 16th Century Manor. 

To find out more information on Long Melford visit our 'About Long Melford' page. 

Mark Scott - Grove Cottages, Romantic Holiday Cottages

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  • Romney

    Sleeps 5
    4 star rating

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    Sleeps 2
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    4 star rating

    Set where the TV series 'Lovejoy' was filmed and boasting private tennis courts....

  • Lovejoys Mill

    Sleeps 2
    Belchamp Walter
    5 star rating

    This Mill Conversion retains original features but has added style and luxury...

  • The Lovejoy Studio

    Sleeps 3
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    5 star rating

    Light and airy, this romantic rural retreat is full of original artwork and has ...

  • Spadgers

    Sleeps 3
    Long Melford
    4 star rating

    A sweet little flax workers cottage. Great open fire and pretty enclosed garden...