This is Grove Flock Farm
I stayed at Grove flock Farm last week. Read on to find out more.
This is Grove Flock Farm
Last week we travelled to Suffolk, which for the benefit of anyone not living in the UK, is in the East Anglian region of England, and stayed overnight at Grove Flock Farm. We booked it on line, and I liked the comment on the description, which said. ” We welcome you as guests, and we hope you leave as friends.” That in itself attracted me to book our room.
We like the rolling Suffolk countryside, and Grove Flock Farm is set in the middle of nowhere, with trees and woods in abundance, and to reach it, the very last part of it is down a very narrow country lane. The only thing that breaks the silence is the sound of a bird singing in the early morning. Sometimes it’s nice to enjoy peace and solitude and escape from the rat race, if only just for one night.
The town of Diss is some 6 miles distant, Stowmarket within 5 miles, and also nearby is Bury St Edmunds if you like shopping.
We met our hosts
When we arrived, Rob and Joy greeted us warmly and showed us to our room. It was light and airy with a pleasant view. I was pleased to find we had a private bathroom for our sole use, and as we both like to take a bath rather than shower, the bath was a welcome sight. So many bed and breakfast places only have showers these days.
Our bedroom contained a wardrobe, display unit with a tv on it , tea and coffee making facilities, and a comfortable bed. There were also reading lamps beside the bed. Our room was adequate in size, but for anyone who likes a big bedroom, and wants to bring their dog, there is also another bedroom, with its bathroom situated in it, and a conservatory leading off, in which the dog can sleep. This room is obviously more expensive, but if your dog wakes up early, which ours does when he is not at home, there is a small fenced off area outside the conservatory where he can roam freely.
There was a very pleasant dining room
The dining room where we breakfasted was very pleasant. We started with gr,apefruit and orange juice, followed by cereal, and were then served a cooked English breakfast which included double yoked eggs, sausages, bacon, mushroom, baked beans and tomatoes. We could have as much toast as we could eat, and jam and marmalade afterwards. I had a pot of coffee afterwards, and Keith had tea.
After we had finished Rob and Joy came in , and we chatted. They are both extremely friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble, and we got to know one another better during our conversation. Although they are situated deep in the heart of the countryside, the nearest pubs if you want an evening meal are within a ten minute car ride away. Alternatively, in the village of Botesdale, which is their local one , if you buy fish and chips or a Chinese takeaway, they invite you to enjoy it in the dining room of Grove Flock Farm.
We left there feeling thoroughly satisfied with our stay. We would certainly return if our travels take us that way again, and Joy and Rob certainly achieved their aim because we left feeling we had just made 2 new friends, and we would be happy to recommend Grove Flock Farm to anyone.
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