This is where I am based and where it all started with The Bakery, Dons Barn, Rose, Snow, Farm and Orchard Cottages.
If you are visiting us at The Old Grove Farm then here is a route from FROM LONDON CITY / HEATHROW / GATWICK / STANSTEAD:
If you are going to one of the other cottages please look on your 'Confirmation email' for the web link to your exact directions from your location to the cottage you have booked - or log into the Menbers area to check your Bookings and Directions.
These directions also contain the private telephone numbers of the cottage owners that you will need to contact 2 days before arrival so that you can arrange a meeting at the cottage to get in and be shown around.
Take the M25 until the exit to the M11 - direction Harlow / Stanstead
Follow the M11 for about 12 miles, take exit at Bishops Stortford / Stansted Airport (junction 8) - at roundabout head east on A120 direction Chelmsford / Colchester
At Braintree by-pass you'll leave the A120 and join the A131 to Sudbury
At Sudbury follow the one-way-system round town following the signs to Lavenham
You will leave Sudbury on the B1115 to Lavenham
At the first village, called Great Waldingfield, you take the 2nd right turning which is marked Folly Road (difficult to see!); if you see a little shop/Post Office you have gone too far and need to turn around
Zero your mile-ometer and go exactly 2.8 miles along Folly Road direction Milden/Lindsey/Kersey. Do not turn off to Edwardstone or to Priory Green or to anywhere else. We are on the right where the 'Slow Ducks' and 'The Grove Cottages' sign is.
Come into the farm-yard and knock on the house door at the end of the yard.
A tip: 70% of guests turn right to Edwardstone after 2.6 miles and then get horribly lost, don't do that just keep on the road which at this point bends a bit to the left, we are just 200 yards further on.
Sat Navs lose signal here and so do mobile phones!