Lovejoys

5 Star rating

Cottage Details

Cottage: Lovejoys
Location of the cottage: Belchamp Walter
Number of bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
Children / Babies: No / 1 Baby - minimum age for children is 18 years
Arrival days (changeover): Sunday, Monday, Friday
Pets: 0

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'Lovejoys' is where the TV series Lovejoy was filmed.

The location is beautiful and surrounded by some gorgeous countryside. A real haven to relax and unwind.

Mark Scott

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  • Barbeque
  • Bath
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Bikes Provided
  • Cats Accepted
  • Central Heating
  • Clothes Airer or Washing Line
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Washer
  • Cooker and Hob
  • Courtyard
  • Dishwasher
  • Dog Friendly
  • Flame Effect Fire
  • Freezer-compartment
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Garden - Enclosed
  • Ground Floor Bath
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Ground Floor Shower
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • High Chair Provided
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and Board
  • King Size Bed
  • Microwave
  • Off Road Parking
  • Open Fire
  • Shepherds Hut Holiday
  • Shower, over Bath
  • Shower, Walk In
  • Single Storey
  • Smart TV
  • Television
  • Towels Provided
  • Travel Cot Provided
  • Village
  • Wifi
  • Wood Burner

Description

Sitting in the grounds of Belchamp Hall and surrounded by lovely countryside on the Suffolk/Essex border, Lovejoy's is part of a stable block dating from the 18th century, which has been converted into luxury holiday accommodation. Within just 1.5 hours driving distance from London, Lovejoy's is a place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life; a place to unwind, relax and enjoy some tranquillity.
 

Cottage Walk Through

  • Lovejoy's is up a flight of stairs and consists of a small kitchen, a dining area with a large pine table and four chairs and a lounge with two generous sofas, large coffee table and TV (with the a boxed DVD set of the Lovejoy TV series!)
     
  • The accommodation is full of character with a timbered barn roof, making it an airy, relaxing place. From the lounge, an attractive, arched double door leads to the spacious bedroom, with the lovely timbered ceiling here too, adding atmosphere and romance to this calming space. A large sofa in the bedroom invites you to spend a leisurely hour, curled up with a good book before bedtime.
     
  • The luxurious, king size bed with fluffy duvets and soft pillows offers the promise of a peaceful night's sleep and the bedroom has a TV and plenty of drawer space to store your clothes during your stay. Another door takes you to a small landing with a bathroom leading off on one side and separate toilet on the other.
     
  • The bathroom has a standard size bath with hand held shower and a basin. Please note that the staircase is open to the main room so only 'babes in arms' should stay here as it is dangerous for crawiling babies.
     
  • There is a tennis court for guests' use, large pond and walled garden, where a couple of peacocks roam and show off their splendid plumes. Tennis racquets and balls are provided for you to enjoy a game, as are bikes and a BBQ and there is a small garden area for sitting out to enjoy your breakfast or to catch a few rays over lunch or dinner. 
     

The Location

  • There are plenty of footpaths round and about the estate and beyond, with woodlands, Belchamp Brook and a lovely mill pond nearby. There's also a pretty, 14th century brick and flint church, with some fascinating mediaeval wall paintings, just across the road. 
     
  • The country lanes are very quiet and ideal for a cycling trip and Lovejoy's is just a few miles from Sudbury, Long Melford, Lavenham, Finchingfield and Castle Hedingham. There are plenty of farm shops and good quality pubs and restaurants nearby too - everything you need for an idyllic stay in a beautiful setting.
  • To find out more about the attractions of the local area, including the lovely Pubs & Restaurants, please click on this link: 'Lovejoys'. 

 

The Lovejoy Connection:

  • Remember the popular BBC series, which ran from 1986-94, about the 'lovable rogue' and antiques dealer called Lovejoy?  Well, Belchamp Hall was a regular feature as the home of Lovejoy's love interest, Lady Jane, and was known in the series as Felsham Hall.  
     
  • Lovejoy is still shown around the world today and has quite an international following. People not only love the characters and stories, but also the places where it was filmed.
     
  • Belchamp Hall and Lovejoy's is right in the middle of the countryside on the Suffolk/Essex border where filming took place and you can cycle through the pretty lanes and eat lunch in the pubs that featured in the series.
     
  • The ground floor of the stable block became Lovejoy's workshop in the last two series and there are now two accommodation units: one above the workshop (Lovejoy's), which sleeps two people and one next door (The Lovejoy Studio), which sleeps four.
     

Lovejoy Locations

If you are a fan of the Lovejoy TV show and are looking to visit some of the locations locally, here are a few ideas:

  • The Half Moon pub in Belchamp St Paul was featured in quite a few episodes.

  • The Fox Inn, Finchingfield was featured in the 1992 Christmas special (and the village of Finchingfield was featured in two episodes).

  • Hedingham castle was featured in the 1992 Christmas special as a castle in Prague.

  • Coggeshall was featured in series four and you may recognise the clock tower.

  • Townsford Mill, Halstead is an antiques centre featured in series four.

  • Long Melford was featured many times in the show with the interior of the Bull Hotel and many of the antiques shops.

  • Belchamp Walter church (just across the road from Lovejoy's) was featured in the last episode called “Last Tango in Lavenham”

 

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 & vinegar, salt & pepper, sugar, herbs, tea, fresh and instant coffee, washing up liquid, cloths, general cleaning materials, etc.

"Welcome Pack": Contains all the freshest ingredients for a 'Proper English breakfast': eggs, bacon, butter, some tomatoes, fruit, a lemon, a litre of milk and a loaf of fresh local bread.

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 of firewood and a bucket of coal will be provided free, more will be available at cost - firelighters will be provided. TV, books, games, magazines, local brochures, OS and other maps, folder with our special 'What To Do' insiders guide to the local area

Bikes: Please check with the owner that these are available before you arrive to avoid disappointment if they are in for maintenence  

Baby: Cot and high chair provided in cottages accepting babies (please bring babies bedding).

Dog: Water bowl and treat per dog is provided in cottages accepting pets.

Well behaved Dogs are always welcome, please refer to All About Bringing Pets for charges, rules and how this cottage may suit your pet.

Treats

Local artist, Eleanor Mann, runs watercolour workshops in her studio or on location. 

If you would be interested in joining her she can be contacted via her website to discuss your requirements.

Watercolour Workshop

Gainsborough Health Spa is offering 15% off all treatments and spa day packages and 33% off day passes.

Just Mention The Grove Cottages when you book.

15% off Heath Spa treats

Our "Welcome Pack": Contains all the freshest ingredients for a 'Proper English breakfast': eggs, bacon, butter, some tomatoes, fruit, a lemon, a litre of milk and a loaf of fresh local bread.

Cottages with open fires are supplied with a complimentary first load of fuel after which you can buy more using an honesty box.

Most cottages also supply Bikes free of charge unless it is stated that no bikes are available.

Breakfast Basket Supplied

Enjoy the hedonistice pleasures of a Massage or Beauty Therapist treatment at your cottage to smooth away those stressed nerves.

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There is a lovely private tennis court at this cottage.

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Assington Mill runs some very interesting Rural Arts and Craft Courses from Gilding and Bee Keeping to Coracle and Straw Bale house building.

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While you are staying with us why not have a special treat and go Sailing for the day.  

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Public Transport

London Liverpool Street station - Colchester station = 47 mins

London Liverpool Street station - (change at Marks Tey) Sudbury station = 79 mins

Colchester - taxis at station - 45 mins to cottage

Sudbury - Sudbury Town Taxis 01787 377366 - 15 mins to cottage

What the Guests Say

  • Monday, 3rd of July, 2017, Julie:

    Luxury accommodation in a quiet rural setting. A chance to visit stunning Suffolk villages and enjoy their hospitality and beauty.

  • Friday, 26th of May, 2017, Thomas:

    Lovely cottage in a beautiful rural location allowing for easy exploration of the surrounding area. Made to feel very welcome by the owner and particularly enjoyed the peacocks, which added a wonderful quirkiness

  • Sunday, 9th of April, 2017, Stuart:

    Thank you so very much for a wonderful stay for our wedding. The venue and staff have been second to none. We have loved every minute of our weekend and we will have a lifetime of memories to take away with us xx

  • Friday, 7th of April, 2017, Pauline & John:

    Thank you so much for the welcome pack. Beautiful cottage, lovely area. Loved the peacocks! Thank you.

  • Saturday, 25th of March, 2017, Mary & Dave:

    We have had a superb week here. It is our first visit to Suffolk and to Lovejoys and it will not be our last. The area is gorgeous with much to explore and our accommodation is to die for. Thank you so much for the amazing welcome pack and for the welcome you gave us on arrival. We have never been made to feel so welcome! Loved the peacocks and the dogs - thank you x

  • Sunday, 19th of March, 2017, Lorraine & Steve:

    We had a wonderful stay. It's the most wonderful cottage we have ever stayed in. So peaceful, a perfect retreat. Just perfect, thank you.

  • Friday, 17th of March, 2017, Colin & Enid:

    Thank you for a lovely stay in wonderful accommodation.

  • Sunday, 12th of March, 2017, Antony:

    We have had a lovely stay, very relaxed and tranquil. Would definitely recommend.

  • Sunday, 12th of March, 2017, Tony & Helen:

    Being Lovejoy fans we very much enjoyed staying here and visiting places in the area, where filming took place. Lovely welcome basket. Will remember it always. Thank you for a fantastic stay.

  • Sunday, 26th of February, 2017, Rav:

    We had a fab weekend break at Lovejoys. Cottage was amazing, ample supplies, the hamper was perfect and lasted for the whole of our stay. This was perfect for us to unwind and relax.

  • Friday, 10th of February, 2017, Mitchell:

    We absolutely love coming to Lovejoys. Quality of the welcome basket is excellent - cleanliness excellent. We'll be back.

  • Friday, 3rd of February, 2017, Charlotte:

    Another peaceful break in this lovely venue away from the hectic world. Thank you for the generous welcome pack. We hope to return again in the not too distant future. Our very best wishes to Charlie & Helen.

  • Monday, 23rd of January, 2017, Roz & Les:

    What a wonderful place, so spacious but also warm and cosy. Excellent food basket with local produce - thank you. Will definitely recommend to our friends and family.

  • Monday, 16th of January, 2017, Clare & Garry:

    Thank you very much for the welcome basket. Another wonderful stay at Lovejoys, we loved every minute of it. Will definitely be back again in the summer xxx

  • Friday, 6th of January, 2017, Diana:

    The cosiest place I have every stayed in - just perfect in every way. Highly recommended!

  • Wednesday, 4th of January, 2017, Erika:

    Absolutely idyllic! Loved it. Cosy, tastefully decorated and immaculate. Can't wait to come back

  • Friday, 30th of December, 2016, Helen:

    A superb stay - we can't recommend Lovejoys enough! The accommodation is charming and cosy - ideal for Lovejoy fans who wish to journey down memory lane.

  • Friday, 23rd of December, 2016, Elisabeth:

    Lovejoys is a truly special destination for anyone looking for a cosy, beautiful escape from every day. I am so sad to have to leave this relaxing little haven. The surrounding countryside is gorgeous even in December! There are so many places to explore, I hope to return very soon!

  • Monday, 19th of December, 2016, Luke & Hannah:

    Thank you! We have used this place as our home whilst discovering the area - it has served us well...a wonderful space to relax in the calm quiet!! A real tonic for the soul - the welcome pack was very welcome!

  • Monday, 5th of December, 2016, Scott:

    We had a wonderful time. We loved the cottage so much, it was so magical it felt Christmas arrived early. Finding a peacock on our doorstep was a big surprise. Perfect place for a peaceful holiday.

  • Thursday, 10th of November, 2016, Sue:

    We stayed in Lovejoys for our honeymoon and it was perfect. We loved the layout and it's cosy and warm. Plenty of books to read, CDs to play and DVDs to watch.The surrounding area is beautiful - fantastic antique shops to wander around and delicious food in cosy pubs. We will be back soon.

  • Friday, 14th of October, 2016, Paul & Michele:

    Brilliant stay, definitely come again, love everything about it!

  • Monday, 10th of October, 2016, Liz & Ray:

    Lovely cottage, very comfortable but with lots of room, all done to a very high standard. Bed and bedding made for a good nights sleep. Lots of interesting items in the cottage, very peaceful and relaxing. Just the place to get away from a busy life for a few days.

  • Sunday, 9th of October, 2016, Anne:

    So, so peaceful and beautiful. Fab kitchen - meat from Rouse in Long Melford is a must !

  • Monday, 8th of August, 2016, Yunus:

    Can't recommend this cottage enough. The most relaxing and enjoyable break we've had - it's beyond cosy. The perfect retreat anyone can ask for, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Can't wait to return here again some day soon. Thank you, you've done an amazing job!

  • Sunday, 3rd of July, 2016, Philip & Christine:

    Lovely cosy comfortable accommodation in beautiful surroundings with lovely walks in stunning countryside with plenty to see and do in the local area.

  • Thursday, 23rd of June, 2016, Gillian & Kevin:

    Lovejoys is just delightful. Beautiful inside but still war and cosy. A lovely welcome from the owner and the biggest welcome basket we have ever seen! We ended up eating in each night as we loved it so much! Saw lots of wildlife, ducks with ducklings,and all 3 of the peacocks displaying their feathers at the same time, which was such a treat. So peaceful here and so still at night we would just listen to the silence. Would highly recommend.

  • Monday, 25th of April, 2016, Manoja & Anthony:

    What an amazing, cosy, beautiful cottage - we have had the most wonderful time here. Very sad to leave but think we'll need to make this a tradition so we look forward to coming here every year. Charlie and Helen are lovely hosts and we look forward to seeing them again. Thank you so much.

  • Sunday, 21st of February, 2016, Philip:

    "Wow" what an amazing cottage, a truly English house, decor is beautiful and such a cosy homely house. Wonderful bed, sheets and duvet, very clean throughout. Amazed at lovely welcome pack, local bacon was amazing! The little touches here just add to a wonderful experience. Cannot recommend this cottage enough, a pure "gem" -:)

  • Friday, 12th of February, 2016, Michael & Liz:

    For Lovejoy fans, the perfect accommodation and location and for us as honeymooners!

  • Friday, 12th of February, 2016, Michael & Liz:

    As Lovejoy fans we loved visiting the areas associated with the programme. As honeymooners(?) couldn't have wished for a more relaxing and romantic place. Accommodation couldn't be bettered. We will be back soon!!!

  • Sunday, 7th of February, 2016, Mark & Karen:

    Cottage comfortable and cosy - weather not so great!

  • Sunday, 31st of January, 2016, Clare:

    Lovejoys is an absolute delight to stay in. The surroundings are beautiful, loved seeing the peacocks. The cottage is so clean, private and very spacious for two! Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Sunday, 24th of January, 2016, Tal & Dom:

    My partner booked this delightful bolthole for my birthday weekend. Wow, what an amazing weekend. The cosy warm feeling made us immediately feel at home. A spa day and and a long Sunday walk - what more could one ask for...but to return again I hope!! Excellent hosts - nothing is too much. Thank you x

  • Monday, 11th of January, 2016, Edward & Susan:

    Booked for a birthday treat by our sons, who stayed in the adjoining cottage for a lovely family gathering.

  • Friday, 1st of January, 2016, Michael & Cathy:

    Lovely long stay over Christmas and New Year. Very cosy and quiet, lovely walks and villages close by. All as described, fantastic cottage.

  • Monday, 21st of December, 2015, Matt & Louise:

    Such beautiful place. It was so calm and peaceful inside, even bigger and better than it looked on the website. If you want to wind down in beautiful surroundings, come here.

  • Monday, 30th of November, 2015, James & Victoria:

    Lovely stay in a lovely cottage. Hope to come back again.

  • Saturday, 21st of November, 2015, Bob:

    A thoroughly enjoyable break in lovely accommodation, in beautiful surroundings.

  • Friday, 13th of November, 2015, Julietta:

    Impeccable! Lovely, serene,quiet, unspoilt and impressive house; Belchamp Hall we will definitely return!

  • Friday, 6th of November, 2015, Candice:

    Beautiful cottage set in a lovely quiet location, a short country drive from local towns. Had a wonderful meal at Number 10 in Lavenham as suggested in the welcome book. The cottage is exceptionally clean and has that 'cosy' feel. Will definitely be back.

  • Friday, 2nd of October, 2015, Elizabeth:

    A truly beautiful cottage set in a delightful secluded location. Wonderful for our getaway from hectic city life!

  • Sunday, 20th of September, 2015, Joanne:

    We have had a perfect weekend. Lovejoys is just stunning, the surroundings beautiful and the peacocks a delight. Belchamp Hall is a fabulous setting for a relaxing and comfortable break. Thank you, we will be back.

  • Saturday, 29th of August, 2015, Rachel:

    Thank you for making our 20th wedding anniversary perfect. The cottage and surroundings surpassed our expectations.

  • Sunday, 23rd of August, 2015, Liz & John:

    Lovejoys is a stunning property set in beautiful surroundings. Very relaxing with all the home comforts you could wish for. Fantastic welcome basket of breakfast goodies. Very friendly owners with lovely dogs and beautiful peacocks.

  • Sunday, 16th of August, 2015, John & Anne:

    I wish we had longer in this cottage! We will come back!

  • Friday, 7th of August, 2015, Sasha:

    Delightful stay, friendly greeting, lovely local produce on arrival and extremely well placed. Enjoyed cycling around the area and kayaking in Sudbury. Of course not forgetting the entertainment of the peacocks and a few games of tennis. Overall excellent break!

  • Sunday, 2nd of August, 2015, Tamara & Henry:

    We have had a wonderful time! The cottage is exactly as pictured on the website - but possibly even better! All the little personal touches, such as the welcome basket, customised map. Everything was thought of and the peacocks were a delightful surprise. Thank you so much.

  • Sunday, 5th of July, 2015, Sue:

    Cottage definitely has the "wow" factor! Excellent location for a romantic weekend away.

  • Friday, 26th of June, 2015, Ben & Debbie:

    The most beautiful, quiet location with fantastic walks. Lovejoys is a little piece of heaven, romantic and cosy. Our stay has been just fantastic... thank you so much xx

  • Monday, 8th of June, 2015, Stephanie & Antony:

    After a crazy few weeks we were looking for somewhere to relax - and what a find. Lovely cottage in a lovely setting.

  • Saturday, 30th of May, 2015, Sue & Valentino:

    This was our second stay at Lovejoys and we found it to be as peaceful and relaxing as before. The location is ideal; being in beautiful countryside and yet only a short drive to all the necessities. The accommodation is comfortable and clean with lovely decor. The welcome basket was well stocked and the bread is especially delicious - wish we could come every weekend!

  • Sunday, 17th of May, 2015, Victoria & Steven:

    Beautiful cottage, beautiful locaton! Enjoyed every minute - didn't want to leave.

  • Sunday, 10th of May, 2015, Emma & John:

    We had a truly amazing weekend at Lovejoys. Excellent local pubs, complete relaxation and some lovely country walks/cycle rides. Would come back in a heartbeat. We had a truly amazing stay - what a place!

  • Saturday, 9th of May, 2015, Lucy & Ted:

    Perfect weekend getaway - can't fault this place! We'll even miss the peacocks funny noises. 100% we will be back again.

  • Friday, 8th of May, 2015, Wayne:

    Fantastic cottage and location. Superb in every way - faultless stay (cottage and locaton).

  • Friday, 17th of April, 2015, Claire:

    Enjoyable, peaceful, relaxing stay. We will definitely be returning. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise and very much appreciated. Thank you.

  • Friday, 17th of April, 2015, Claire & Tony:

    An amazing relaxing place, just what we needed to recharge our batteries. We will be back, loved exploring the local villages.

  • Friday, 10th of April, 2015, Richard:

    Relaxing and peaceful, lovely walks, great place to stay.

  • Friday, 10th of April, 2015, Sue & Dick:

    Relaxing and peaceful week, lovely walks, great place to stay.

  • Sunday, 5th of April, 2015, Bryan & Kate:

    Lovely relaxing weekend before baby arrives - the perfect retreat! Can't wait to come back. Thank you.

  • Monday, 30th of March, 2015, Julie & Trevor:

    A magical place to spend our wedding anniversary! A lovely welcome from Helen. Thank you.

  • Sunday, 15th of March, 2015, Aimee & Nick:

    A lovely week, excellent customer serivce, great basket of food, will come back for a third time! Thank you.

  • Sunday, 22nd of February, 2015, James & Philippa:

    A wonderful idyllic place, makes you glad to be alive. Would stay for the rest of my life!!

  • Friday, 20th of February, 2015, Susan:

    We had come away for a week to rest and recuperate, as we are carers for three young people with special needs, which is quite demanding. We found Lovejoy's to be really warm and cosy and we felt as though we were away from it all, but with all the necessary amenities quite close by. Lovejoy's is beautiful, clean and relaxing and we would love to stay again.

  • Friday, 13th of February, 2015, Mandy & Nigel:

    Lovely welcome and the personal touches for the stay, beyond compare, set in a beautiful part of England.

  • Friday, 6th of February, 2015, Cara:

    We have had a lovely time here at Lovejoys. We are fans of the series, so have been visiting lots of villages where it was filmed. Lovely pubs, we have been for a short walk and visited the church near Belchamp Hall. We were lucky with the weather, even though it was cold we found plenty to do with our 6 month old baby. Lovejoys offered us a gorgeous accommodation, lovely and spacious and clean. The welcome basket with all essentials and lovely friendly staff "Helen" in particular, was very welcoming.

  • Monday, 2nd of February, 2015, Phil & Lyndsay:

    Even in the winter with rain and power cuts, "Lovejoys" is a lovely place to stay! We'd love to come back again.

  • Monday, 19th of January, 2015, Paul & Dawn:

    I brought my husband away for the weekend as part of his Christmas present. He enjoys watching Lovejoy, so absolutely loved it. We both enjoyed our stay and everything was perfect. The personal touches in the Studio were lovely. We will be back.

  • Sunday, 11th of January, 2015, Madelon & Ronald:

    What a lovely place to enjoy a week away from home! Hope to be back in the summer.

  • Monday, 24th of November, 2014, Tim:

    Little Cote is a beautiful cottage, and to a very high standard every need has been catered for.

  • Monday, 13th of October, 2014, Terry & Julie:

    Long time Lovejoys fans from America. Really enjoyed the stay, the peacocks. Wish it could have been longer.

  • Friday, 10th of October, 2014, Annabel & Mark:

    Fantastic stay - don't want to leave!

  • Monday, 22nd of September, 2014, David & Sheena:

    A peaceful break - quirky place, enjoyed our long weekend.

  • Thursday, 18th of September, 2014, Haley & Andy:

    Beautiful place, loved the relaxing atmosphere. Enjoyed exploring the local villages and the baby peacocks! Lovejoy box set a bonus!

  • Friday, 12th of September, 2014, Lynne:

    This is the most beautiful place to stay, with everything you need - above all, the peace and quiet and an escape from everyday life. We will return! Thank you.

  • Monday, 8th of September, 2014, Alistair & Lynne:

    In a sea of mediocrity, Lovejoys shines like a beacon of light. A reminder of simpler times spent with loved ones - a joy!!!

  • Thursday, 4th of September, 2014, Sheila & Kevin:

    Wonderful place to stay and celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary!

  • Monday, 1st of September, 2014, Claire & Ben:

    Gorgeous place to stay, we didn't want to leave. Will definitely come back!

  • Monday, 1st of September, 2014, Sheila & Kevin:

    Wonderful place to stay and celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.

  • Friday, 29th of August, 2014, Claire & Ben:

    Gorgeous place to stay, we didn't want to leave. Will definitely come back!

  • Monday, 25th of August, 2014, Matt & Katherine:

    We had a wonderful weekend in this beautiful place, thank you! It was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploring the local area. The Lovejoy box set was a fantastic revelation!

  • Friday, 15th of August, 2014, Marco & Ivonne:

    Had a wonderful time. Love the area, lots to do, and eat! Most importantly, a fantastic house!

  • Thursday, 31st of July, 2014, Lottie & John:

    What an amazing place - thank you so much. The whole thing is gorgeous - beautiful decor, beautiful surroundings and wonderful people. We especially loved cycling to the Half Moon at Belchamp St Paul and back. We will definitely be back. Thank you Lovejoys xx

  • Monday, 28th of July, 2014, MIke & Pam:

    Another relaxing weekend (4th visit) - 3 peacock chicks as a bonus! Lovely welcome pack.

  • Friday, 25th of July, 2014, Jane & Adrian:

    A perfect holiday in a perfect location. We will be back - thank you.

  • Monday, 14th of July, 2014, Aimie & Matt:

    A beautiful place to stay to start our married life. We will be back for our anniversary! Thank you.

  • Sunday, 13th of July, 2014, Matt & Amy:

    Lovely, cosy place to relax! Thank you.

  • Friday, 11th of July, 2014, Ralph & Terri:

    Lovely place to stay!!

  • Monday, 7th of July, 2014, Stephen & Amy:

    Beautiful stay again at Lovejoys. We love it so much here and will be back.

  • Friday, 20th of June, 2014, Emma & Zoe:

    The perfect place for some relaxation away from everything. Batteries now recharged - thank you.

  • Friday, 20th of June, 2014, Sarah & Dan:

    Marvellous, beautiful. Will be back.

  • Sunday, 8th of June, 2014, Barnice:

    We found everything to the highest possible standard. From Charles’s welcome to superb accommodation, the beautiful grounds and the setting of the Hall, Church and countryside. It is no wonder that Lovejoy was the best television we have ever seen. They were lucky to have worked in such a marvellous location. We cannot speak highly enough – SUPERB.

  • Friday, 30th of May, 2014, Jan & Paul:

    A peaceful break from the modern world - a real retreat!

  • Sunday, 25th of May, 2014, Nicole & Peter:

    Lovely weekend break in a fantastic place - appreciated the breakfast provisions! Don't want to go home!

  • Friday, 16th of May, 2014, Jo & Mick:

    Beautiful place, quiet and perfect for a relaxing weekend. Had a lovely time and like everyone else who's visited, we don't want to leave!

  • Sunday, 11th of May, 2014, Helen & Thomas:

    Thank you for a peaceful stay in a lovely cottage. We've enjoyed magnificent scenery and lots of wildlife, and to top if all, we've watched Lovejoy on DVD!

  • Monday, 28th of April, 2014, Claire & Frank:

    Fabulous stay again, love the peacocks and box set of Lovejoy. This is the perfect place to slow down and unwind completely. Hard to leave.......will be back x

  • Sunday, 20th of April, 2014, James & Caroline:

    Perfect and beautiful! Love the peacocks, would love to come back, hopefully soon!

  • Sunday, 13th of April, 2014, Robi, Nicola & Robert:

    Wow!! What a place to get away from it all; couldn't ask for anything more in a weekend break. PERFECT!!

  • Friday, 4th of April, 2014, Sandra:

    4th visit, as always perfect. Batteries recharged. Excellent is not strong enough to say how “spot on” things are here.

  • Sunday, 16th of March, 2014, Stephen:

  • Sunday, 16th of March, 2014, Stephen:

    Perfect, perfect, perfect! Beautiful retreat lovely location and so peaceful. The Pheasant is amazing – worth a visit! Thank you to Helen for a warm welcome. We will be back for our anniversary!

  • Sunday, 9th of March, 2014, Jason:

    Had such a wonderful weekend break everything we wanted and more. Don’t want to go home!

  • Sunday, 2nd of March, 2014, Steve:

    We have had the best holiday in this beautiful place. Thank you so much!! We will be back.

  • Sunday, 23rd of February, 2014, Gill & Steve:

    A great place to switch of and relax. The sun was in our favour – great. 50th birthday celebration!

  • Friday, 21st of February, 2014, Mary:

    Remote, quiet, beautiful – and sunny. We have had a lovely time.

  • Friday, 14th of February, 2014, Viv:

    A fabulous little secret escape! Will definitely be back with friends. Have had a lovely weekend.

  • Friday, 14th of February, 2014, Neal:

    A Suffolk gem!

  • Monday, 3rd of February, 2014, Jill:

    All we wanted and needed and more – as someone has already said it is better than the pictures. Will definitely be back.

  • Sunday, 26th of January, 2014, Joshua:

    A beautiful place for beautiful memories, thank you.

  • Saturday, 11th of January, 2014, Christian:

    Lovely. Particularly enjoyed the walk to Long Melford.

  • Monday, 6th of January, 2014, Adrew:

    Absolutely beautiful stay, Lovejoys is relaxing and quiet, just what we needed. Would come back every weekend if we could.

  • Saturday, 28th of December, 2013, Philip:

    Another wonderful Christmas break (our 14th visit). We notice some small touches to make things even better! Well done Charlie and Helen.

  • Friday, 20th of December, 2013, Cirian:

    We have had an amazing and relaxing time here. This cottage is beautiful. It is nice and quiet with beautiful scenery.

  • Saturday, 30th of November, 2013, Sue:

    Wonderful place. Quiet and relaxing as always.

  • Thursday, 28th of November, 2013, Kerry & Graeme :

    A perfect weekend break – cosy, romantic and relaxing. Many thanks!!

  • Monday, 18th of November, 2013, Hannah:

    Superb accommodation, fully equipped. Perfect weekend break.

  • Saturday, 12th of October, 2013, Tamasyn & Philip:

    We’ve used Grove Cottages before and always found the standard of accommodation to be very high. The welcome to be warm and the areas we have visited to be, not only beautiful, but interesting. There are always lots of walks, interesting historic houses and lots of yummy tearooms!

  • Sunday, 29th of September, 2013, Mehariar:

    Lovejoys was a home away from home and a delightful weekend getaway. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would definitely come back.

  • Monday, 9th of September, 2013, Karen:

    It is a little piece of heaven on earth, if that’s what you looking for. Lovejoys is the place for you! Helen was here to welcome us show us around and gave us a lovely welcome basket.

  • Monday, 9th of September, 2013, Roy & Karen:

    Warm welcome. Heaven on earth. Lovejoy is truly beautiful, everything you could wish for. Lovely area, lots to see and do. Fab places to eat. What more could anyone wish for.

  • Monday, 26th of August, 2013, Peter and Gabriella:

    Thanks Charles and Helen for a nice stay.

  • Friday, 23rd of August, 2013, Sharon and Andy:

    A perfect restful hideaway in a beautiful part of the country. Lovely weather to explore locally and sample some good beer and great food. Thanks so much to Helen and Charlie for keeping such a lovely property in tip-top condition.

  • Friday, 16th of August, 2013, Brian and Joan:

    Thank you for providing such a wonderful location and excellent location. An experience to be repeated!.

  • Tuesday, 13th of August, 2013, Patricia:

    A gorgeous property in a glorious location. Our stay began with a warm welcome, we enjoyed three days of country life with lovely walks, visiting beautiful national trust properties and delightful villages. Thank you Helen and the Raymond family.

  • Wednesday, 30th of November, -0001, 2016/06/19:

    Wow! What a beautiful home! A peaceful and tranquil space, so tastefully decorated with the most comfortable bed on earth! So much to see and do - wonderful food, antiques and walks with Mungo the dog. So romantic here that we got engaged!

  • Wednesday, 30th of November, -0001, 2016/03/13:

    A lovely cottage, made better by the proposal! Relaxing, cosy and very romantic! We'll be back, thank you! -:)

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