Grove Cottages, The Grove

Lavenham, Suffolk

5 cottages with open fires, kilim rugs and colourful throws - all lovingly cared for. Stride the fields, cycle down to the river Stour


5 places


Sleeping from 2 – 5


It’s impossible to do justice to the ‘nests’ that make up Grove Cottages, so here’s a taster. Open fires in many, hand-made kitchens in all, kilim rugs and characterful throws, charmingly reclaimed doors and floors, all lovingly cared for, all spotless. You’re treated to Lavenham bread, real coffee, bacon from the butcher, and butter and eggs in your welcome pack. A lovely big grassy garden laps to the edge of the field; ducks waddle along the lane. Mark, delightful film director and generous host, describes the feel of these rustically romantic outbuildings as “Suffolk meets New York loft”. All the cottages feel private, especially the self-contained Bakery (perfect for honeymooners) and Farm Cottage at the far end. You’ll find deckchairs, washing machine and driers in the ‘walk-thru’, and an invaluable ‘insider’s guide’ to the area. Set in three river valleys – Box, Brett and Stour – this is the countryside that Constable made famous. Take one of the bikes that are freely available, hire a canoe, follow a footpath across the fields; one leads to a pub. One of our favourite places to unwind!


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 2 nights at weekends. 2 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £58
Weekly price
from £410
Damage deposit
By ticking our online bookings boxs you agree to us taking money to cover damage also by ticking the box you agree to leaving the cottage rubbish free and reasonably tidy - or book extra cleaning
1 Cottage for 2
From £581 bedroom
1 Cottage for 2
From £581 bedroom
1 Cottage for 2
From £681 bedroom
1 Cottage for 3
From £682 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 5
From £682 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Mark Scott

  • Welcome Breakfast basket with generous English breakfast ingredients.
  • Tiny lanes to cycle along using the Grove Cottage's bikes.
  • Within a few minutes of the River Stour immortalised by John Constable.
  • The medieval village of Lavenham, Long Melford, where Lovejoy was filmed, and Kersey are all nearby.
  • One acre dog exercise area.