Category Archives: News & Recommendations

Salvage Hunters visit

Some of you may be familiar with Salvage Hunters on Freeview Quest?  Well, Drew, Tee and the team descended on Belle Grove to see what could be found and much to our surprise, Drew did manage to identify some desirable stuff, although not at all what we were expecting him to be interested in. Isn’t that always the way. To screen sometime in the Spring.

Done at last – Part 1

It’s been a long haul but our project, Griffin Lodge, has at last been completed. Unfortunately Nick’s ill health made for considerable delay but we got there.

This post features the living room/dining/kitchen and also the second living room, known as the Retreat. Posts to follow will feature bedrooms and bathrooms. Will try and add in some more pictorial detail in due course too.

New Gift Vouchers

Stuck for gift ideas ? How about our new Gift Vouchers.

Any £ amount to suit you.

Book within 12 months for a holiday any time up to 18 months from issue.

The voucher comes complete with an envelope.

If this idea appleals to you or you’d like more info, Just contact us

Our new book!

We’re pleased to announce the publication of Jo’s new book Beyond Dragons: an architectural romance.

Signed copies available at Belle Grove, otherwise to order from all good bookshops and online.

                                                         What a great Christmas present!

Coming Soon

We are expecting that our new venture, Griffin Lodge, will be ready for guests from late September.

This is next door to the barns but completely separate from them, with private driveway, garden and parking. As will be seen via the link, it will sleep 10 people in 5 bedrooms, all en suite. Two of the bedrooms can be set up as twin or superking beds.

Ready for guests…

We like to greet our Christmas guests with that welcoming festive feel…

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It’s beginning to feel like Christmas…

In preparing for the Festive Season, one of the very first things we do is order the Christmas wreaths from our friend Jenny who assembles them from locally-gathered holly,  greenery and berries intertwined with anything from pheasant feathers, dried oranges, apples or chillies, teasels, fir cones and anything else seasonal she can lay her hands on. It really starts to feel like Christmas once these are hung on all the doors…

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The Halesworth Experience!

Belle Grove may be in the countryside but is by no means isolated. Apart from being near the seaside, dscf4400there is  much of interest in the nearest market town, Halesworth, only 2 miles distant. crinkle-crankle-wall

The town is a multi Gold Award  winner in Anglia in Bloom and offers a huge range of ‘things to do’ – all sorts of events at The Cut Arts Centre , exhibitions at Halesworth Art Gallery, walking on the Millennium Green (the largest in England), displays at Halesworth Museum (which, among other things, has these really beautiful Bronze Age axe heads found nearby) + a Golf Club, a plethora of eateries, coffee shops.   There’s a weekly market and monthly brocante & produce market + great antiques such as the Black Dog Antiques Centre.  Find out more about the town and the area at www.blythvalleyexperience.com which has a wonderful photo gallery.

In other words, this is a great location at which to base your holiday!

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