Water Cottage

5 Star rating

Cottage Details

Cottage: Water Cottage
Location of the cottage: Kersey
Number of bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 5
Children / Babies: Yes,
Arrival days (changeover): Monday, Friday
Pets: 2 (2 large dogs accepted)
Mark Scott

A really beautifully restored 15th Century Hall House 

Water Cottage is located in one of Suffolks most charming little villages; Kersey. Many romantic walks right from your back door, Water Cottage sleeps up to 5 people in a wonderfully relaxing and romantic atmosphere.

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

Water Cottage is a beautiful 15th Century weaver's cottage in Kersey - Suffolk's prettiest little village.
 

Cottage Walk Through

  • This magnificent timber framed 'Hall House' has been carefully restored to its former glory and the wonderful beams and massive inglenook fireplace create a lovely atmosphere for the lucky guests who stay here. 
     
  • You enter the cottage into the main room which is divided in two by a central open fire fireplace that faces the dining area to the right. Straight ahead is the main sitting room with its massive inglenook fireplace and roaring log burner. The sitting room looks out over the pretty cottage garden.
     
  • Beyond the sitting room is a small coffee room and galley kitchen, which has direct access (completing the circle) back to the dining room. The beautiful beamed rooms, and lovely open fire along with the cosy woodburner ensure a wonderful cosy atmosphere in this very well furnished cottage.
     
  • Upstairs there are three bedrooms; two kingsize doubles and one bunk bedroom with standard size single beds. The bunk room is suitable for two children but only one adult please as it is a very small room and there is not much clothes hanging space. There is a elegant bathroom with a lovely roll top bath and hand shower.
     
  • Outside there is a pretty enclosed garden to enjoy.
     

The Location

  • Water Cottage is close to the ford in Kersey which is fondly known as 'The Splash' and just 50 yards from the pretty local pub which was featured in the 'Not the Meerkat' TV commercials, as in fact was the whole of Kersey, the school and the village hall!
     
  • Kersey is Suffolk’s prettiest tiny village with not much more than one road, a pub, church and ford, but there are great walks straight out into lovely Suffolk countryside and the circular walk is very well marked. Just 5 minutes away is Hadleigh, one of Suffolk's best Medieval villages with a lovely high street full of independent shops.
     
  • To find out more about the attractions of the local area, including the lovely Pubs & Restaurants, please click on this link: Water Cottage
     
  • I have a very early painted postcard depicting the steep hill with the ford at the bottom. The lovely building on the right is the pub. The inscription on the back reads that "the steady march of the motor car has not yet intruded on this little Suffolk village of Kersey where time has stood still for 100’s of years" – well that was in the 1920’s and still nothing has changed!

 

 

Standard Inclusive Features

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

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.

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

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

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

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Public Transport

London Liverpool Street station - Colchester station = 47 mins

Taxis at station - 30 mins to cottage

What the Guests Say

  • Sunday, 2nd of July, 2017, Claire:

    Great weekend to catch up with friends, lovely spacious and clean cottage. The Bell Inn pub on your doorstep is a Massive Bonus; Great Food and staff.

  • Sunday, 11th of June, 2017, Icidr:

    I thoroughly enjoyed Wate Cottage. Home from Home. Beautiful and well equipped cottage in gorgeous surroundings. Looking forward to a return in the near future.

  • Friday, 9th of June, 2017, Namina:

    Water Cottage has been a luxurious home away from home. A cosy feel but spacious. Very comfy beds and Lovely bath. Beautiful garden. Rachael has been brilliant and gave us a warm welcome and a delicious Welcome Breakfast basket full of goodies.. Would come and stay again Kersey is delightful.

  • Sunday, 21st of May, 2017, Maria:

    Fabulous Cottage in Idyllic village.

  • Monday, 1st of May, 2017, Grainne:

    The cottage surpassed all expectations. The village of Kersey is one of the most beautiful spots we have visited in the UK. The location by the Splash and opposite The Bell pub, could not be better. We enjoyed bicycle rides, walks and visits to nearby villages. Returning to such a comfortable cottage at the end of each day was absolute bliss. Thank you!

  • Monday, 24th of April, 2017, Carole & Don:

    We are sadly leaving today but have had a very relaxing break in this beautiful cottage, in gorgeous Kersey. As always Grove Cottages never disappoint. Already planning the next one! -:)

  • Friday, 10th of March, 2017, Lee:

    Our second stay with Grove Cottages and it has been fantastic. The location of this cottage is amazing, with great walks, beautiful village life and a wonderful home from home experience. Can't wait to come back.

  • Monday, 6th of February, 2017, Mike:

    Once again..........fantastic, can't fault it!! Wonderful detail, only trouble was...the pub was too close!!!!

  • Monday, 23rd of January, 2017, Charlotte & Matt:

    Our second stay at this super cosy cottage. Everything you need for a relaxing weekend. A warm welcome from Rachael who was lovely and helpful. Will definitely be back again - sad to leave. Thanks.

  • Sunday, 15th of January, 2017, Eve:

    Just lovely and cosy in the face of some chilly weather! Another Grove gem!

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

    Water Cottage and Kersey are lovely. We had an enjoyable weekend.

  • Monday, 28th of November, 2016, Alexandra:

    Beautiful cottage, wonderful character and charm, relaxing and cosy - really enjoyable stay. All above our expectations.

  • Sunday, 30th of October, 2016, Helen:

    Another beautiful 'Grove Cottage' in lovely little Kersey.

  • Friday, 21st of October, 2016, Chris:

    Fantastic, characterful cottage, very comfortable. Our only disappointment is that we couldn't stay longer! Kersey and the surrounding area are so pretty. We managed some great cycle rides away from the main roads.

  • Sunday, 16th of October, 2016, Halima:

    The cottage is beautiful and in a very stunning village! It is very well equipped. We cooked very night and it was almost like we were at home! The photos online are an exact true representation of the cottage. Rachael was very nice and welcoming - definitely coming back to stay here. It exceeded our expectations,love this cottage.

  • Sunday, 2nd of October, 2016, Joanne:

    Lovely cottage in a beautiful village. We had a happy and relaxing weekend. The cottage has everything you need to just turn up and start your holiday. The garden is lovely, nice to sit and watch the wildlife.

  • Friday, 30th of September, 2016, Stuart & Lucy:

    Wonderful cottage and a beautiful village. Rachael was excellent and couldn't have been more helpful, bless her! The Bell pub across the road is excellent...lovely food and very welcoming! Exactly what we wanted from our holiday, very peaceful and everyone in the village was lovely! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Saturday, 24th of September, 2016, Joan & Arthur:

    A most pleasant few days. The Bell provided delicious (and generous) meals with reasonable prices. Hopefully we may make it again. Kind regards

  • Monday, 19th of September, 2016, Helen & Chris:

    We've very much enjoyed a short stay - beautiful weather and a relaxing stay. Kentwell Hall was a great place to take the kids and we visited the playground and riverside walk in Hadleigh several times. The Adnams shop in Hadleigh was good for local gifts. We had a very tasty meal in The Bell. Thanks for a lovely holiday.

  • Monday, 29th of August, 2016, David:

    It has been a lovely wonderful week. We have enjoyed every bit of it, the garden, the bikes, the bedrooms - everything! We hope to come and stay here again soon. Kersey is a great place - thank you very much.

  • Friday, 5th of August, 2016, Annette:

    A lovely cottage in a hidden gem of a village – it felt like living in a museum ( in a good way ! ) having gone back in time.

  • Friday, 5th of August, 2016, Annett & Brian:

    We had such a nice week in this lovely cottage set in a gem of an amazing village. Really felt like we had gone back in time and it was so relaxing. We would recommend Bury St Edmunds for a good choice of shops, Lavenham for an interesting visit, Flatford Mill (do the guided tour if poss), Hadleigh and lots of beautiful walks from the doorstep. The Bell across the road is very good and is staggering distance! Thanks for the welcome pack and for having us.

  • Monday, 18th of July, 2016, Jan:

    Lovely cottage, Rachael was very welcoming. We have had a great time visiting all the villages.

  • Monday, 4th of July, 2016, Julia:

    Water Cottage and sunny weather made a perfect weekend in Kersey. The cottage is ideally situated in the village with the lovely Bell pub across the road. Cottage very well equipped for cooking too. We took the bikes out for a lovely ride all through the neighbouring villages - the best way to see them! The garden is beautiful and so nice to sit out there. Would love to return.

  • Sunday, 26th of June, 2016, Catherine:

    Water Cottage is a real gem! Thank you very much for a very special week away! Very lovely welcome from Rachael - thank you! Water Cottage is just the right balance of cosiness and feeling very special.

  • Monday, 20th of June, 2016, Laurence & Fen:

    Spent a couple of nights in this beautiful cottage to attend a family reunion at Kentwell Hall. Despite inclement weather we had a great time and look forward to returning to this part of Suffolk again.

  • Sunday, 12th of June, 2016, Vicki:

    A wonderful location and a beautiful house and garden. The ability to not use a car, go for walks to the excellent pub over the road, enjoy the peace and birds with friends. We've had a great time - the cottage is so homely and relaxing. Very well laid out and furnished and a delightful garden.

  • Wednesday, 25th of May, 2016, Catherine :

    Utterly superb. The loveliest cottage I have ever stayed in. Everything so carefully thought through, from the provision of a welcome basket and extra towels, to jolly decent bikes! Comfy sofas, squishy cushions, lovely lamps, it is delightful. I shall be back - thank you.

  • Sunday, 15th of May, 2016, Stephen:

    Very cosy and relaxing stay. Lovely to hear the birds singing. Staff at The Bell are very friendly.

  • Thursday, 28th of April, 2016, Barbara & Jenny:

    Delightful cottage. Seriously stocked kitchen!

  • Sunday, 17th of April, 2016, Rachel:

    We really enjoyed our stay here at Water Cottage. It was really quaint and cosy. We would 100% come back for another visit -:). Thank you Rachael for your hospitality.

  • Monday, 28th of March, 2016, William, Mary Kate, Finn & Greta:

    Thank you for the beautiful property! We were blessed with the weather and we enjoyed all the delights that Kersey has to offer; visiting the church, the playground, feeding the horses and lunch in the Bell! Will return soon.....

  • Monday, 21st of March, 2016, Tim, Amy & Constance:

    Beautiful house in splendid village, keen to return! Thank you.

  • Monday, 15th of February, 2016, Jin:

    We enjoyed Water Cottage a lot. Thanks for the welcome pack with fresh fruit and eggs. Wish you all the best and we will definitely come back soon.

  • Friday, 12th of February, 2016, Colin & Jenny:

    Very cosy cottage. Good food at the Bell. Sun shone most of the time, just what we needed after the floods in Cumbria. Thanks to Rachael.

  • Thursday, 11th of February, 2016, Danae & Nathan:

    This is our third Grove Cottage and possibly our favourite! Hard to imagine a lovelier place in a more picturesque location. Has a feel of someones home - interesting, well thought through books and DVDs. High quality furnishings, tasteful luxurious feel and a superb location.

  • Monday, 1st of February, 2016, Tony:

    We have stayed at 10-12 Grove Cottages and in terms of overall experience, we would rate Water Cottage the best.

  • Thursday, 28th of January, 2016, Tony, Lorraine & Enrique the pug:

    We loved it! We moved from the fireplace to the pub to the bedroom. Sometimes we changed the order - bed, pub, fireplace! Truly cosy - thank you.

  • Friday, 8th of January, 2016, Francis & Gill:

    Superb location - brilliant local walks. Ideally situated for visits to Lavenham/Hadleigh/Sudbury. Well equipped and an excellent welcome - delicious local bacon!

  • Monday, 4th of January, 2016, Sue, Jez, Kate, Tony & Emma:

    We enjoyed our stay in this lovely cosy cottage; a wonderful place to relax in front of the fire whilst the rain lashed the windows. Good hearty home cooking at the Bell!

  • Friday, 1st of January, 2016, Frank:

    A lovely cottage. We felt wonderfully at home and really enjoyed our walks around Kersey. A beautiful place to get to know.

  • Monday, 28th of December, 2015, Biddy:

    What a wonderful cottage and village, so Christmassy. We've had a fab and festive time. Many thanks.

  • Monday, 14th of December, 2015, Hugh & Annabel:

    We had a very enjoyable stay. The cottage is lovely and very cosy. Thank you. I am sure we will be back again. The Bell across the road was also very nice and welcoming.

  • Friday, 4th of December, 2015, Pat & Joe:

    Comfortable and stylish.

  • Monday, 30th of November, 2015, Charlotte:

    Lovely cottage in perfect location. Everything we needed and more. Made holidaying with a baby hassle free. Lovely warm and helpful welcome.

  • Sunday, 1st of November, 2015, Danielle:

    This is our second time at Water Cottage and we will be back. Love the cottage, love Kersey.

  • Friday, 30th of October, 2015, Mark:

    Brilliant time, lovely cottage. Would come again.

  • Monday, 26th of October, 2015, Jo:

    Very warm and cosy cottage in a picture perfect Suffolk village. A welcome, tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of London. Welcome basket is just perfect!

  • Monday, 26th of October, 2015, Jo & Mike:

    We had a wonderful relaxing weekend at Water Cottage. The Bell is thoroughly recommended - not only is the home cooked food superb but the service is exceptionally friendly and welcoming. We were lucky with the weather which really showed off the autumnal colours of the trees. Thanks to Rachael too for the warm welcome.

  • Saturday, 24th of October, 2015, Joan:

    Had a lovely relaxing few days.

  • Friday, 23rd of October, 2015, Colin:

    Beautiful village, stunning cottage. We will be back!

  • Monday, 12th of October, 2015, James:

    We have had a great time. Cottage is very comfortable, lovely village and very friendly pub. Cannot fault the cottage or the village, everything has been excellent. Thank you for the basket and supplies, a very welcome touch, much appreciated.

  • Sunday, 4th of October, 2015, Matt:

    A lovely cottage in a beautiful village! Nice pub across the road! It was all very lovely, thank you!

  • Sunday, 4th of October, 2015, Matt, Michelle & Eyscha:

    A lovely couple of days! The garden is lovely and the sofas very comfy! Long Melford and Lavenham both great! We enjoyed the cottage very much. Thank you.

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

    Two very tired and happy dogs. Loads of lovely walks. Two very tired and happy owners! Lovely pub across the road - made very welcome.

  • Sunday, 27th of September, 2015, Kay & Paul:

    We have had a wonderful weekend here at Water Cottage. The cottage has everything you need - a real home from home. Great local pub serving good traditional food. The prettiest village in Suffolk, and to top it all, the sun shone all weekend!!

  • Saturday, 19th of September, 2015, Paul:

    Lovely welcome pack and friendly/helpful introduction from Rachael. Well kept and restored period cottage with all basic needs catered for. It's the attention to detail that makes the cottages comfortable and cosy.

  • Friday, 18th of September, 2015, Laura:

    Fantastic cottage! We especially enjoyed the welcome basket, thank you!

  • Saturday, 12th of September, 2015, Adrian:

    Amazing cottage, very cute and well equipped. Nice touch with the welcome basket and the bikes.

  • Sunday, 6th of September, 2015, Chris:

    A lovely cottage in a great area. Very useful information booklets.

  • Sunday, 16th of August, 2015, Jo & Mike:

    A perfect weekend break. We loved the remoteness of the cottage. So peaceful, great garden, which we were able to fully enjoy thanks to the weather. Our two dogs greatly enjoyed the many trips to the local pubs! We will be back!

  • Sunday, 16th of August, 2015, Angie:

    Lovely village setting, superb garden with seating and herbs to pick! Very quaint cottage right next to "the splash", lovely walks and views from the cottage. Lovely welcome from Rachael and the cottage felt comfortable and cosy to come home to after a day out.

  • Friday, 14th of August, 2015, Jo:

    A real home from home in this beautifully historic cottage. Every detail has been thought about. The quality of local information ensured we really made the most of our time in Suffolk. A wonderful stay which exceeded our expectations.

  • Friday, 7th of August, 2015, Jeanine & Simon:

    Excellent cottage and location. Rachel gave some great advice on beaches to visit and was extremely welcoming. Thank you!

  • Sunday, 2nd of August, 2015, Debbie:

    Had a lovely week here at Water Cottage. The village of Kersey is the prettiest village I have ever seen, all the locals are so friendly and The Bell pub across the road was lovely - great food and lovely staff.

  • Friday, 24th of July, 2015, Lisa:

    Beautiful period property in idyllic location. The welcome hamper was much appreciated.

  • Sunday, 12th of July, 2015, Julie:

    Everything had been thought of for us, making it a stress free short break that didn't involve convoluted preparation. The welcome pack gave us time to settle and look forward to "local food" shopping.

  • Sunday, 28th of June, 2015, Carla & Eamonn:

    Very relaxing, lovely garden and great having the bikes.

  • Friday, 19th of June, 2015, Michael & Pauline:

    Water Cottage is really wonderful, 10 yards one way from a beautiful stream, 10 yards the other from a proper, friendly village pub! You do really feel at home here.

  • Sunday, 31st of May, 2015, Stephen:

    We had a wonderful time in a lovely, beautifully appointed cottage. Gorgeous village, excellent cottage. Clean, comfortable and everything we needed. Rachael was a warm and accommodating host. Highly recommended.

  • Sunday, 17th of May, 2015, Nigel:

    Wonderful historic cottage in beautiful village.

  • Friday, 1st of May, 2015, Andrea:

    Cosy cottage, comfy bed, peaceful garden and very relaxing. The welcome was friendly and informative but also left us to enjoy our stay. Hope to try one of your other cottages next year - would definitely recommend.

  • Monday, 20th of April, 2015, Michael:

    Delightful location in a most picturesque village. Attractive well appointed period cottage.

  • Friday, 27th of March, 2015, Sue:

    The cottage is very cosy and we loved the bits and pieces around, which made it feel unique. We also appreciated and noticed that everything a guest wants had been considered and acted upon. Very subtle but effective.

  • Sunday, 22nd of February, 2015, John:

    Very cosy, character cottage with everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable break. Lovely walks, very peaceful.

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

    A Landmark Trust type property, without the austerity. Cycling to St James's chapel, hearing the skylarks singing and seeing the hares playing was a joy, thank you.

  • Monday, 16th of February, 2015, Tim:

    Very nice, warm and comfortable cottage, in the pretty village of Kersey.

  • Monday, 19th of January, 2015, Pat & Joe:

    We always look forward to returning...

  • Thursday, 15th of January, 2015, Danielle:

    We loved everything at Water Cottage; location, cosy feel, tasteful furnishings. Difficult to leave, we will definitely return.

  • Monday, 12th of January, 2015, Louise, Tom & Bea:

    Still a lovely cottage! We'll be back - again!!

  • Friday, 2nd of January, 2015, Lynn & Barry:

    Delightful cottage in peaceful Kersey village. The cottage is well equipped, clean, and comfortable. We would highly recommend a stay at historic Water Cottage.

  • Monday, 29th of December, 2014, Susan:

    A truly restorative break in a delightful, characterful historic cottage. We were warm and cosy. Kersey is unique in having nothing commercial to disturb it's serenity. The walks and surrounding countryside are beautiful.

  • Monday, 1st of December, 2014, Shirin:

    We had a wonderful weekend at Water Cottage. A beautiful cottage in a beautiful village. A completely faultless experience. Thank you.

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

    One of the best cottages we've stayed in, with some lovely touches. A comprehensive welcome basket, logs and kindling provided, bikes to tour the area and a variety of herbs to pick from the garden.

  • Monday, 10th of November, 2014, Julia & Graham:

    Very comfortable, well equipped cottage in beautiful location. Extremely comfortable bed, great pub with excellent food, almost opposite! Welcome basket - amazing!!

  • Friday, 7th of November, 2014, Clive & June:

    Lovely cottage in a beautiful village, with a good pub. Well placed for visiting other local villages like Lavenham, but even better to come back to!

  • Sunday, 2nd of November, 2014, Vicki:

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in early November. Would love to come back in the summer.

  • Wednesday, 29th of October, 2014, Louise:

    Great dog friendly cottages to explore Suffolk. This is our third visit and will use you again. We are always impressed with the high standards of the cottages as well as the location. To get such quality as owners of dogs is very difficult - so thank you.

  • Sunday, 19th of October, 2014, Joanna & Dan:

    Very lovely time - cottage quaint, cosy and rural. Perfect for a country retreat escape.

  • Friday, 10th of October, 2014, Paul :

    A lovely cottage. Plenty of walking - handy to have the pub 5 minutes away!

  • Monday, 22nd of September, 2014, Pat & Joe:

    We always look forward to returning.

  • Monday, 22nd of September, 2014, Colin:

    Hideaway cottage in an idyllic village. Wonderful walks from the doorstep.

  • Sunday, 14th of September, 2014, Sally:

    A beautiful cottage, idyllic setting, very quiet, lovely local pub. Wouldn't change a thing, loved it! Superb!

  • Sunday, 7th of September, 2014, Leslie:

    Very peaceful and homely.

  • Friday, 22nd of August, 2014, Matt :

    Wonderful stay in this luxury, rustic cottage - like staying in a spread from Elle Deco! We'll be back.........

  • Friday, 22nd of August, 2014, Andrew & Carolyn:

    A lovely house with a great garden, in a beautiful village. Wonderful walks from the front door across field and vale, to perfect pubs with fab food and great beer. Thank you!

  • Friday, 18th of July, 2014, James:

    We would recommend Water Cottage whole heartedly. It is a beautiful cottage to stay in, where everything has been thought of.

  • Friday, 11th of July, 2014, Felicity:

    Water Cottage is a beautifully appointed house, in a gorgeous setting. As usual everything we could possibly need was provided from ground coffee, to washing up liquid, to the beautiful welcome basket.

  • Saturday, 5th of July, 2014, Laura:

    Simply amazing! Every detail was perfect, really thought about and planned for, by the owners.

  • Friday, 27th of June, 2014, Ewen:

    Great stay in a well kept cottage, with everything you could wish for.

  • Friday, 20th of June, 2014, Janet & Carl:

    Lovely cosy cottage, especially enjoyed the garden, with lots of space in the cottage as well.

  • Friday, 20th of June, 2014, Andy & Tracy:

    What a fantastic way to relax. Our first Grove Cottage experience…. definitely not our last.

  • Monday, 9th of June, 2014, Terri & Jill:

    The cottage was well worth the 3000 mile journey (from New York)!

  • Sunday, 8th of June, 2014, Nick & Rosanna:

    An incredible way to relax and unwind from stresses of London. In what has to be one of the UK’s most beautiful villages.

  • Monday, 26th of May, 2014, Kevin:

    Great cottage, wonderful location, everything you need for a relaxing break. Pretty much perfect, we hope to be back soon!

  • Monday, 21st of April, 2014, Stuart:

    Very nice books and videos!

  • Saturday, 5th of April, 2014, Michael:

    Perfect cottage, nice garden too. Did not have enough time to use the cycles but it was great you have them. What a lovely hamlet Kersey is the food at the pub is also great.

  • Monday, 17th of March, 2014, Michael:

    Absolutely lovely cottage, beautiful village. Susan was very helpful in showing us around when we arrived. Had a lovely trip to Lavenham. Much recommended. Good value for money, especially with the couples discount.

  • Sunday, 9th of March, 2014, Chris & Siedah:

    I feel like we have been left into the know of secret hideaway! Such a charming, exquisite cottage with a home from home feel. Thank you for being so welcoming. We shall delightful return.

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

    Water Cottage is lovely and the village of Kersey is a beautiful setting for a romantic weekend away. We will definitely be back! Sue was really welcoming and friendly and the cottage was superb. I will definitely be recommending the Grove Cottages to my friends and family

  • Sunday, 2nd of February, 2014, Wilfried:

    Fantastic stay in idyllic setting, gem of a find and Sue was very welcoming, first class, very clean, highly recommended.

  • Sunday, 2nd of February, 2014, Ariane:

    Fantastic stay in idyllic setting. This is a real gem and Sue was very welcoming, first class, very clean, highly recommended.

  • Monday, 27th of January, 2014, Louise:

    It is a real treat to stay somewhere as nice as this with our 2 dogs.

  • Monday, 27th of January, 2014, Mike:

    A beautiful cottage finished to very high standard in a timeless Suffolk village – what could be better!

  • Sunday, 19th of January, 2014, Joe:

    A lovely, well equipped atmospheric cottage, full of character and charm

  • Friday, 3rd of January, 2014, Mellisa:

    Wonderful stay, lovely are and perfect cottage.

  • Sunday, 22nd of December, 2013, Pete :

    Really lovely and cosy. Enjoyed walking along by Pin Mill, the River Orwell and the Butt and Oyster pub.

  • Monday, 16th of December, 2013, Sue & Graham:

    A wonderful break – thank you. This is a lovely cottage and village. Completely fulfilled our expectations.

  • Monday, 2nd of December, 2013, Lucy:

    The perfect getaway for countryside lovers and dogs.

  • Monday, 2nd of December, 2013, Clare:

    Fantastic cottage in a fantastic village. A perfect weekend break.

  • Sunday, 17th of November, 2013, Sue:

    Water Cottage is a perfect country retreat – picture postcard village, great local pub, impeccably furnished with wonderful log burner. Heaven. Perfect wedding anniversary celebration.

  • Friday, 1st of November, 2013, Jane:

    Happy Halloween! What a beautiful cottage a peaceful place Kersey is, a perfect place to unwind - our dogs loved it too!

  • Tuesday, 22nd of October, 2013, Maggie & David:

    Very enjoyable stay. Right in village with lovely walks. Perfect for celebrating a birthday. Very sad to be going home!

  • Monday, 14th of October, 2013, Phil & Bev:

    We found this cottage the perfect place to unwind, whatever the weather. With every home comfort and beautiful surroundings, it was the perfect honeymoon location.

  • Sunday, 13th of October, 2013, Philip & Beverley:

    Water Cottage, Kersey, is the perfect place to unwind, whatever the weather. Superbly equipped with every home comfort. Lovely garden and set in the most beautiful country village. This really was the perfect honeymoon cottage!

  • Sunday, 6th of October, 2013, Cathy:

    We have had a fantastic time at Water Cottage with our 2 dogs Luca and Phoebe. A beautiful, romantic and peaceful cottage with lots to do and see just wish we had more time to explore this stunning area of Kersey.

  • Friday, 4th of October, 2013, Cathy & Matt:

    We have had a fantastic time at Water cottage with our 2 dogs Luca and Phoebe. A beautiful, romantic and peaceful cottage with lots to do and see, we just wish we had more time than a weekend to explore this stunning area of Kersey.

  • Saturday, 28th of September, 2013, Jaowiqa:

    It really is one of the best cottages I have stayed in – completely homely – lovely quality furnishings – very tasteful. Thank you.

  • Wednesday, 25th of September, 2013, Anne:

    Just superb – felt at home as soon as we walked in (helped by the lovely welcome) great comfortable bed – lovely sofa.

  • Monday, 9th of September, 2013, Martin & Victoria:

    The street was like a movie set and the house absolutely divine – we couldn’t have ask for more, except to stay longer!

  • Friday, 6th of September, 2013, Martin & Victoria:

    We've spent a lovely long weekend here for our anniversary - we'd love to come back to the house and area. We enjoyed food at The Angel, Stoke by Nayland, The Kersey Bell & we even found some live music at The George in Hadleigh. Next time, we must stay for longer!

  • Thursday, 22nd of August, 2013, Jane:

    A perfect place for peace and quiet.

  • Monday, 19th of August, 2013, Gucia & Bregt:

    Truly delightful stay in this fantastic cottage in the most wonderful village. Right at the heart of Suffolk - a great place to start exploring the countryside. Hope to be back soon!

  • Friday, 9th of August, 2013, Lucy & Graham:

    Lovely to return to Water Cottage. Another relaxing visit with beautiful weather.

  • Friday, 9th of August, 2013, Lucy & Graham:

    Lovely to return to Water Cottage. Another relaxing visit with beautiful weather.

  • Monday, 29th of July, 2013, Janet:

    We have had a perfect weekend at Water Cottage - lovely weather and only wish we had booked for longer! Lovely village and had a good walk. Need more time to explore and will do some during the next visit.

  • Monday, 29th of July, 2013, Robert & Janet:

    We travelled from Scotland to meet up with family from London & were delighted with Water Cottage. Everything we could need & a perfect base for exploring the area. We could not fault anything about this lovely cottage and the effort that has been made to welcome guests. The information cards are particularly helpful.

  • Friday, 12th of July, 2013, Sue & Ray:

    Very comfortable, beautifully furnished cottage. Henry, the dog, had a wonderful few days here in Kersey. The weather was fantastic and we made the most of the garden and BBQ. Kersey is a gorgeous village – friendly people – we could definitely recommend.

  • Friday, 12th of July, 2013, Kate:

    Very comfortable, beautifully furnished cottage. Kersey is a gorgeous village – friendly people – we would definitely recommended The Bell Inn. Great food. Very comfortable beds too ! We hope to return at some point.

  • Monday, 8th of July, 2013, Cynthia, Dan, Jessica & David:

    Every detail has been beautifully attended to. The Water cottage is a treat for the eyes and soothing for the soul. Well situated in the charming village of Kersey easily accessable to surroundings by well marked footpaths. The Bell Pub, located diagonally across the street is excellent.

  • Monday, 8th of July, 2013, David:

    Every detail superbly attended to. A lovely garden to retreat to. Charming, comfort, sense of history, wonderful walking in the village and the pub is lovely with excellent food and ambience.

  • Sunday, 16th of June, 2013, Tom:

    Amazing cottage in a beautiful location, we have tried to think of ways you could improve but have none!

  • Sunday, 16th of June, 2013, Thomas:

    Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous location, will definitely return.

  • Sunday, 16th of June, 2013, Pappy & Boe:

    Amazing cottage in a beautiful location, we have tried to think of ways you could improve it but have none! We will certainly be returning soon.

  • Monday, 3rd of June, 2013, David:

    Very impressed with the cottage and all the touches and loved sitting in the back garden. Strongly recommend The Angel pub in Stoke By Nayland which is dog friendly and served food until 3 p.m and The Bell pub across the road very good

  • Monday, 3rd of June, 2013, David:

    Really good beds/mattresses & pillows. This makes such a difference.

  • Monday, 20th of May, 2013, Hilarie:

    Comfortable, well – equipped cottage.

  • Friday, 17th of May, 2013, Janet & Steve:

    Lovely cottage in beautiful Kersey. Very comfortable and so well equipped. Will certainly come again. Thank you very much.

  • Friday, 10th of May, 2013, Andy :

    Everything was just perfect. Cosy home from home!

  • Friday, 10th of May, 2013, Vincent:

    The whole family really enjoyed living in this charming beautiful cottage. Wonderful area full of nice towns, old castles and beautiful coast. Many things to do to please the whole family’ A very sunny week – breakfast in the garden every morning. Hope to return.

  • Thursday, 2nd of May, 2013, Adam & Andy & Daisy:

    A short break at the marvellous Water Cottage. Fab welcome and gorgeous welcome basket. A beautiful cottage which we all enjoyed. We will return!

  • Monday, 29th of April, 2013, Graham:

    The cottage feels like it is loved which made it easy to feel at home in. Very impressed with the welcome basket, local information file and map with pubs and walks marked on. Really like how welcome you make the dogs.

  • Sunday, 21st of April, 2013, Donna:

    Water Cottage is so welcoming and wonderfully equipped. A wonderful ‘home from home’! Everything we needed was provided + more! You can arrive here at Water Cottage and get straight on with enjoying your break. Have been to other places where I needed to go out and but the simple things as salt, pepper, washing up liquid etc. Simple but makes a difference. Bedding and towels beautiful and beds so comfy!

  • Saturday, 13th of April, 2013, Ian & Lisa:

    Gorgeous cottage, in a beautiful location. Interior is exceptional, full of character and original features. Welcome basket, flowers and guide book were great. The Cow Beam on the landing is a lovely character piece, albeit a little hard on my 6’1 head!!

  • Friday, 5th of April, 2013, Sarah:

    Very comfortable cottage in a lovely location.

  • Monday, 1st of April, 2013, Jane:

    Lovely cottage in idyllic location. Really great touch to have the retro bikes and the welcome pack! Thank you.

  • Friday, 29th of March, 2013, Graham:

    Lovely cottage in a idyllic location with a wonderful pub 50 yards away.

  • Monday, 18th of March, 2013, Karen:

    I am officially in love with Water Cottage! Beautifully restored in the most picturesque location – a great place to hole up on a grey day! Will definitely return.

  • Friday, 15th of March, 2013, Jason & Marc:

    Lovely new addition to the Cottage connection. Quiet, cosy, comfortable. Once again we leave very happy + very rested!!

  • Saturday, 9th of March, 2013, Natalie & Duncan:

    What a stunning homely cottage in a perfect location. We fell in love with the place, it’s wonderful interior and open fires as well as the street, local pub and the food. Romantic Suffolk optimised. Thank you and we will certainly be back. 10/10!!! Most relaxing stay ever.

  • Sunday, 3rd of March, 2013, Catherine:

    Water Cottage was beautifully appointed and luxurious. The sound of running water in “The Splash” outside our bedroom window was lovely. We felt extremely welcome – Thank you!

  • Monday, 11th of February, 2013, Rosalind:

    Our third visit to a Grove cottage and as we have come to expect Water Cottage is beautifully presented and very well equipped with literally ‘Sugar and spice and all things nice’!! Thanks for the flowers and welcome basket.

  • Sunday, 3rd of February, 2013, Neal & Natasha:

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Water Cottage, which had everything we needed and more. Such a beautiful house, spacious sitting room, plenty of boardgames, cosy log fire and great facilities for cooking. There is lots to see and do in the local area and we found the walking guides provided to be particularly useful. Thank you

  • Sunday, 20th of January, 2013, Hughie:

    We have had a fantastic snowy couple days at Water cottage. We have been using the cottage as a writer’s retreat and it has served our purposes perfectly. Would definitely return!

  • Wednesday, 4th of November, 0201, Alice:

    A wonderful cottage in a very picturesque village. Some lovely local walks and cycle paths.

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