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Riverside Holiday Cottages - All within 1/4 mile of a beautiful river

"Whether you like to go fishing, canoeing, swimming or just merely enjoy the luxury of having a river nearby - these riverside holiday cottages are most definitely suited for you."

All of these beautiful cottages are within reasonable walking distance to a river - take in and enjoy the wildlife that surrounds these unique locations as they all are truly special.

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Riverside Holiday Cottages in rural Suffolk...

When staying at our riverside holiday cottages in Suffolk and waking up to sunshine beaming through your bedside window, birds gleefully singing away and surrounded by lavish furnishings and luxuries you instantly fall into a really homely and relaxing atmosphere.

These riverside holiday cottages are located in such a rural area of the beautiful Essex & Suffolk countryside, you will even doubt yourself when you find out that you are only 90 minutes outside of London.

Why not bring your dog to enjoy your stay at a cottage by a river? Our riverside holiday cottages are all dog friendly, and we even provide extra doggie towels just incase he goes just a bit too crazy in the nearby river!

The River Stour is a beautiful river in East Anglia. It forms most of the boundray between the counties of Suffolk and Essex - flowing through the Dedham Vale; an Area of Outstanding Natrual Beauty. John Constable drew much inspiration from this area as you can see with the landscape paintings in the gallery. Constable, Thomas Gainsborough and Paul Nash have all portrayed various paintings of the Stour Valley.

A select few of our lovely riverside holiday cottages even have their own lake. At Mill Cottage you can go wild swimming and fishing in the beautiful lake right on your back door. Borleymere Shepards Hut sits upon a beautiful one acre lake surrounded by an abundance of nature and wildlife.

Perhaps you decide to run away to sea on The Endevaour - a historic sailing barge which was built in 1895, and is now resting on the shores of the beautiful coastline at Pin Mill. The boat has cleverly been converted to include three double bedrooms, three bathrooms, two galleys and two lovely sitting areas.

I have two lovely big canoes at the Old Grove Farm which I may be able to lend to guests if I am around. This would be for a day out in the gorgeous River Stour. Contact us for more details.

Mark Scott - Grove Cottages, Romantic Holiday Cottages


  • The Boathouse restaurant in Dedham, where you can hire rowing boats
  • The River Stour is what inspired John Constable to create many of his landscape paintings
  • Gorgeous scenes across the river
  • Looking over the River Stour in Flatford
  • 'The Haywain' Still largely recognisable from Constables Painting
  • John Constables painting 'The Haywain'
  • Sitting along the bank of the Stour
  • The Stour forms the northern Essex/Suffolk border
  • How the landscape painting looks today

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