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The Quirky and Unusual Holiday Cottages in Suffolk & Essex

.."these quirky self-catering holiday cottages can be a truly wonderful experience for that special, romantic holiday away."

If you are looking for a short break away and want to enjoy it in a beautiful & unusual holiday cottage with beautiful period interiors and quirky features then look no further. Read More 

 

 

Quirky Holiday Cottages in the beautiful countryside

What makes these properties so quirky?

If you are looking for a really unusual & quirky holiday cottage, somewhere really unique to escape to... Then look no further. Here at Grove Cottages we handpick each of our holiday cottages to ensure each one is individual, giving guests a unique and quirky holiday cottage retreat. For those unusual holiday cottages that 'really stand out from the crowd' - at Grove Cottages, we pride ourselves with that unique bracket.

Sink into one of our comfortable period sofas, in front of an Inglenook fireplace, whilst gazing at the uneven ceilings with large beams that can tell stories of hundreds of years. 

Amongst our range of these quirky holiday cottages you can even enjoy sloping floors, bulging walls and sagging ceilings, beautiful Persian rugs and original bake ovens. All of our quirky holiday cottages have been lovingly restored (not just renovated) to keep all of the original period features.

The Cottages

It is the history that certainly sets our quirky holiday cottages apart and Mill Cottage surely is steeped in it. With its water wheel that generates electricity, and very own pond where you can swim freely and row the boat, Mill Cottage really is quirky.

Amongst the nature reserve meadows sits a thatched house perfect for story telling – an unusual luxury, hard to find elsewhere.

Breton beds are a personal favourite in our quirky holiday cottages, where you can snuggle down and shut yourself away from the world. Laundry Cottage is home to a beautiful Breton bed with some impressively carved sliding doors. Hidden inside it is a single bed – the perfect spot for losing yourself in a good book.

It is not every day you get to retreat to a Shepherds Hut in a wildflower meadow. Borleymere Shepherds Hut is one of our most quirky holiday cottages. Situated on the Essex/Suffolk border, tucked away in a remote woodland area and accommodating two, Borleymere Shepherds Hut is ideal for a couple who dream of a bit of peace and quiet during their long weekend.

Located in Hadleigh – an ancient market town – is The Old Monkey. A tiny, but very cosy & unusual cottage. The Old Monkey sleeps two so is perfect for couples seeking a romantic break in an unusual holiday cottage. With a wealth of beams, a tiny steep staircase, lime wash walls and a beautiful open log fire, it really is an unusual holiday cottage to escape to.

Perhaps there is a large group of you that wish to travel further afield to a very quirky, unusual holiday house? Tara is our very own historic log house in the Czech Republic. It is situated in the centre of its very own twenty acre private wildflower meadow, located in the beautiful Beskydy Mountains. Tara can accommodate up to twelve people, so it is perfect for a large family or group of friends whom want something entirely quirky & unusual.

Other Quirky Holiday Cottages:

Cissy's Cottage – Close to the pretty Suffolk coastal town of Aldeburgh, is Cissy’s Cottage. Cissy’s is a 17th Century Millers cottage.

The Bakery
 – In the heart of Grove Farm lays The Bakery, a beautiful old bakery that accommodates two. Perfect for a romantic getaway.

Rose Cottage
– Rose Cottage is at the heart of Grove Cottages; Grove Farm. A lovely 17th Century cottage, perfect for snuggling up in after a long day exploring Suffolk. 

Angel Cottage
 – Angel Cottage is a delightful and historic cottage in Boxford, Suffolk. Lots of artistic touches and you even are gifted a blank canvavs to paint away on!

These are all quirky & unusual places where you can relax with loved ones and friends. Get away from it all and revitalize yourself with a break in an unusual holiday cottage with a very special atmosphere. Have a look through our selection of quirky holiday cottages below and see where you could retreat for a long weekend.

Mark Scott - Grove Cottages, Romantic Holiday Cottages

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  • Cats Cradle is a real Victorian gem
  • Lovejoys - The Lovejoy TV series was filmed here!
  • The Breton Bed in Laundry Cottage
  • Tucked away inside Cats Cradle
  • Tara in the Czech Republic has an abundance of quirky nature
  • Inside the lovingly restored Tara...
  • Borleymere is located in.... the middle of nowhere!
  • Cobblers Cottage
  • The Tryst in Lavenham has very unique features
  • Lovejoys in Essex is quite an experience

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    Sleeps 4
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    5 star rating

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    Sleeps 4
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    5 star rating

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    Sleeps 2
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    4 star rating

    A magical cottage sleeping a lucky couple escaping the hectic city life...

  • Water Cottage

    Sleeps 5
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    5 star rating

    Water Cottage is a wonderfully romantic self catering holiday cottage in Kersey,...

  • The Bakery

    Sleeps 2
    Grove Farm
    4 star rating

    The Honeymooners Favourite. Full of quirky character and cosy period features...

  • Borleymere Shepherds Hut

    Sleeps 2
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    4 star rating

    This peaceful holiday hut is what luxury glamping should be all about....

  • Cobblers Cottage

    Sleeps 2
    Nayland
    5 star rating

    Lovingly restored, this C14th Medieval Hall House is a real luxury...

  • Cissy's Cottage

    Sleeps 4
    Aldeburgh
    4 star rating

    A very romantic C17th Millers cottage set on the unspoilt coast...

  • Farm Cottage

    Sleeps 3
    Grove Farm
    4 star rating

    This romantic cottage boasts a lovely open log fire, in a great part of Suffolk...

  • Laundry Cottage

    Sleeps 5
    Aldeburgh
    5 star rating

    Featured in Sunday Times 'Coolest 100 Cottages'. A four poster bed in a romantic...

  • Lovejoys

    Sleeps 2
    Belchamp Walter
    4 star rating

    Set where the TV series 'Lovejoy' was filmed and boasting private tennis courts....

  • Lovejoys Mill

    Sleeps 2
    Belchamp Walter
    5 star rating

    This Mill Conversion retains original features but has added style and luxury...

  • The Lovejoy Studio

    Sleeps 3
    Belchamp Walter
    5 star rating

    Light and airy, this romantic rural retreat is full of original artwork and has ...

  • Mill Cottage

    Sleeps 2
    Assington
    4 star rating

    For those who want to get right away from it all, and enjoy nature in comfort...

  • Mint Cottage

    Sleeps 2
    Lavenham
    5 star rating

    5 Star Luxury Treat with 4 poster bed and an open fire in Medieval Lavenham...

  • Orchard Cottage

    Sleeps 5
    Grove Farm
    4 star rating

    Kick off the shoes, stare into the open fire and simply relax in style in lovely...

  • Penny Cottage

    Sleeps 2
    Lavenham
    5 star rating

    This C16th Weavers Cottage is a luxury treat with an open fire in Lavenham...

  • Rose Cottage

    Sleeps 2
    Grove Farm
    4 star rating

    Rose Cottage with its open log fire and original interiors is very romantic...

  • The Tryst

    Sleeps 5 - 6
    Lavenham
    5 star rating

    A stunning historic holiday cottage which sleeps 5 - 6 in lovely style ...

  • Tara (Czech Republic)

    Sleeps 12
    Czech Republic
    5 star rating

    Situated in the wonderful Beskedy Mountain Nature Reserve in the Czech Republic ...