Situated in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, Grove House Farm Cottage provides utterly perfect ground floor accommodation for four. Formerly the groomsman's cottage, the property has been lovingly refurbished in 2017 ready for the perfect self catering holiday in Suffolk.
Just a short drive from the bustling coast at Southwold and Aldeburgh, Grove House Farm Cottage escapes the noise and rush to provide total tranquillity, perfect for those wishing to escape the fast paced life of the city. On the same site as a the owners stables, the cottage is totally private apart from the distant clip-clop of horses hooves. With separate garden and parking area guests can rest assured that they can fully re-charge their batteries in this picturesque part of the county.
The cottage comprises of an open plan living area with dining, kitchen and sitting space. The kitchen provides all that one could need to dine in, whilst the sitting area provides the ultimate retreat to cuddle up with a book and a glass of wine... Two separate bedrooms, one king and one king/twin are just waiting to beckon you after a long journey - each with built-in wardrobes; shut the suitcases away and enjoy!
Outside, guests have access to a separate game and gym room complete with table tennis, pool table, dart board, punch bag, weights and treadmill - a great option for when the weather is not at its' best. Surrounded by fruit trees (guests are welcome to help themselves to produce) a separate garden area circles a large open pond (accessed by the driveway) - a summer house, with electric access, takes in the surroundings where you can sit back and watch the fish and terrapins darting through the water. Don't forget to pack your binoculars as a variety of bird life also frequently visit, including owls and herons. For children, a small flock of sheep are also waiting to greet you; all friendly, they run to the fence to greet you! The garden and the surroundings change throughout the year - with golden hues in Autumn to the luscious greens in Summer - we recommend seeing it in all seasons.
Ideal for: A couple, friends or small families looking to explore the Suffolk countryside whilst enjoying the peace and quiet. The ground floor facilities mean that the accommodation is perfect for those who may struggle with stairs - there is even a separate shower unit in the bathroom. After long days spent walking through the Suffolk fields, dump your muddy boots in the outdoor cloakroom and enjoy playing a board game within the four walls of this comfortable and homely abode.
Pets: 1 well behaved dog welcome with a second allowed by request. Holidaymakers are welcome to bring their horse on holiday with them too and to use the on-site arena by prior arrangement; please contact the office for more information and availability - there is an additional cost to be agreed with the owner.
Parking: Off street parking for 2+ cars.
Exploring: Spexhall is a small village on the outskirts of the market town of Halesworth. Halesworth itself has an old fashioned charm to it, with a range of shops and eateries, a supermarket with petrol station and a train station - great for anybody travelling by rail. In fact, you can get to Halesworth from London Liverpool Street in just over 2 hours on the fast train. The surrounding lanes are perfect for cycling and walking, and there is plenty of bicycle storage for guests to use at Grove House Farm Cottage.
If the coast is calling you, Southwold is only a 25 minute drive away, with Aldeburgh a mere 40 minutes. You needn't travel far however to find much to entertain the family - Spexhall village church is perfectly picturesque and utterly charming, a great way to find out the local history of the area, whilst also proving a popular subject for artists and photographers alike. Just a short drive away is St Peters Brewery - great fun for adults, take the tour and discover how this popular Suffolk tipple is created - plus you'll even get to take home a bottle to enjoy! For an even more memorable holiday, why not pay a visit to the Oasis Camel Centre on the outskirts of Halesworth? Get up close to camels and their friends; you'll even get the chance to go on a Camel or Llama walk! The children will certainly be talking about it to their friends!
Eating and Drinking out: There are plenty of eateries to chose from in nearby Halesworth, but slightly closer is The Huntsman and Hounds in the village of Spexhall, just a 20 minute walk via the footpaths from the cottage. You may also like to try The Rumburgh Buck - popular with the locals and serving good, honest food, 7-days a week. Only a 5 minute drive by car or, if you're feeling brave, a 45 minute walk on foot.
Self catering: Most well known supermarkets will deliver to Grove House Farm Cottage, but a Co-Op Supermarket can be found in Halesworth for any essential items you may require. If you're wishing to 'shop local' - head to Market Fields Farm Shop in nearby Holton, stocking meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, bread and groceries all locally sourced where possible.
For more information on what to do in the area, visit our sister website www.visitsouthwold.co.uk.
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 1 Well-behaved pet allowed
- WiFi available
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
- No smoking
- Enclosed garden
- Nearest shop 4.1 miles
- Nearest pub 4.1 miles
- 11.9 miles from the coast
- Ground floor bathroom
- Ground floor bedroom
- The front door opens onto the open plan living area with dining table and chairs for 4, fully fitted kitchen with cupboard storage, oven with hob, fridge with icebox and sitting area with 1 sofa and armchair, coffee table, TV showing Freeview with DVD/BluRay player.
- A door leads to a small utility area with dishwasher, washing machine and small freezer. A door leads through to the shower room with shower unit, sink and w.c.
- The master bedroom is accessed via a small hallway from the living area complete with sleigh style king sized bed, bedside tables and lamps and built in wardrobe with hanging and shelve storage.
- The second bedroom has zip and link twin (2'6) or king beds (please request which option at time of booking), bedside tables and lamps and built in wardrobe.
- A fully enclosed garden with small patio are accessed from the side of the property. There is also a separate outside w.c..
- Outdoor games/gym barn with table tennis, pool table, punch bag, dart board, weights and treadmill.
- A separate garden area is accessed via the driveway, complete with large open pond. A summer house is available for guests to use - which includes some soft furnishings and electric access.
- Central heating is included
- Bed linen and towels provided, but please bring your own beach towels if you are planning a trip to the coast.
- Please do not smoke in Grove House Farm Cottage.
- Wifi is provided but do note that the connection may be slower and patchier than you might be used to.
Lovely property, everything you need for a comfortable stay, the games room was excellent to keep everyone entertained. Lovely holiday cottage, decor was to an excellent standard. The setting and the owners ground are peaceful and had no restrictions on where we could go.Mr Peter Lowis - 12th August 2018
Clean and stylish property, friendly and accommodating hosts. Lovely area. Homemade cake and bottle of local Fizz on arrival plus the makings of a cup of tea were a lovely touch!Nicky Wallis - 24th July 2018
Fabulous 2 bedroom ground floor apartment separated from host house, safe and secure for children, and well behaved dogs. Lovely quality interior décor, clean and well stocked with kitchen equipment to self cater. Free use of a large games room with Gym. Hosts super friendly and accommodating. Location, not far from Suffolk coast. Trips to Norwich, Southwold and Thorpeness recommended. “had a fabulous time, thank you so much for the cake and fizz, such a lovely touch. Also for separating the beds, so kind. Place is really clean and stylish and the bed linen gorgeous and good quality. Shower also the best shower ever! and the place great for dogs and kids with all the secure fencing. Fabulous week away thankyou! x”Ms Nicky Wallis - 20th July 2018
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