December 10, 2020
2021 cancellation Insurance
The Covid cancellation amendment provisions in our Terms & Conditions will not apply in respect of bookings taken after 1 January 2021. Therefore we strongly recommend that you take out specialist cancellation insurance provided by a reputable insurer. This is available in respect of cancellation for reasons INCLUDING Covid-19. The policy will cover those covered by [...]
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November 23, 2020
Toilet Twinning
Let’s forget our own troubles for a bit and remember that Thursday 19th November 2020 is World Toilet Day! Not the most romantic of subjects but Belle Grove is proud to support Toilet Twinning, an organisation that helps fund projects in communities less fortunate than ours. The funds enable families to build a basic toilet, have [...]
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October 23, 2020
Availability in changing times
Accommodation arrangements have been thrown into disarray on account of the Tier 2 regulations now affecting London and Essex. This means that only household ‘bubbles’ from there can congregate indoors, although other groupings can socially distance outdoors subject to the Rule of Six of course. Fortunately, many of our guests from London and Essex are [...]
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September 15, 2020
Covid 19 Tracing App
As of today Friday 25 September, we are displaying, as required, the Contact Tracing Poster showing the QR Code which is to be scanned by guests using the new NHS Covid-19 Tracing App which guests should  download on their smart phone.
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June 3, 2020
We’re ‘Good to Go’ says VisitEngland
This is what we are doing to ensure that you have a great and, importantly, safe stay at Belle Grove Firstly, we are ensuring that the property that you have booked will be cleaned and sanitised to the Covid Ready Guidelines from PASC UK and Visit England as mentioned in the previous post. On arrival, the [...]
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May 10, 2020
Welcome Back! Be Reassured!
We’re very happy to be allowed to welcome guests again as from 4th July. However we are not opening our doors willy-nilly! New protocol is to be applied for the safety of guests and our cleaning staff. We have been involved on the periphery of compiling the new regulations through PASC (Professional Association of Self-Caterers) who have [...]
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May 3, 2020
This to announce that we are  taking bookings for the period from 4 July 2020. That is the date that the industry is hoping to be given the ‘green light’ to re-open operations.  In the event that the Government announces further restrictions,  meaning  you can’t fulfil the booking, our Terms and Conditions  (please read) will apply meaning that [...]
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March 9, 2020
Dragon Quest
On account of the fact that there is an unmistakeable dragon squatting on our chimney, a source of fascination for many children, we have created a Dragon Trail. This involves locating a number of dragons (of differing type including dragonflies) semi-concealed around the grounds. The Trail exists all through the year giving purpose to exploring [...]
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February 3, 2020
Gin Experience Evening
Wow, on Saturday night Belle Grove guests tried at least 9 different gins (lost count by the end) from all over the world.  While we enjoyed all,  smooth classic Sipsmith and Japanese Roku were voted favourites. A chilli-infused gin – appropriately from Chile  – was interesting too! In case you’re wondering, we lay on these complimentary events in the [...]
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January 29, 2020
Visit England Award
Pleased to announce that, once again, Belle Grove has been awarded a 5* Gold rating! The Upper Barn also now qualifies for a One Step Ahead Award. This means catering for those who are a little less mobile on account of its manageable facilities, not least the ground floor bedroom and en suite walk-in shower. [...]
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January 26, 2020
Niroshini Transformative Retreat @ Belle Grove
Niroshini Transformative Retreats in Suffolk For more information: Website: Email: (Upcoming autumn retreat, 28th - 31st October ...
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January 14, 2020
Complimentary 'Gintastic' Evening 2020!
In what has become a popular annual event, all those who book a short break at Belle Grove over the first weekend of February - this year it's  31st January -  3rd February 2019  are invited to a special complimentary Gin Tasting Experience in the on-site Dragon House on Saturday 1st  February 7pm.  It's all about [...]
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December 6, 2019
Thanksgiving Dinner
We had fun setting up a guest's Thanksgiving Dinner last week, so here are a few images (turkey and pumpkin pie followed) !
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November 13, 2019
Witches & Ghouls
Halloween usually coincides with Half Term so that's our excuse for going overboard with the spooks.......
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October 29, 2019
Capturing Summer
A guest wrote this while staying here with friends during the lazy hazy days of last summer... " through infinite blue a thousand bird songs swirl luscious lazy June a bee sucks pollen buzzes hastily onward I sit easy by my friend papers flap their news blooms of summer are sweeter wine, cool in the mouth [...]
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October 11, 2019
Baby Love
We are more than happy to provide travel cots, high chairs and stair gates on request. You are also free to request any or all of the following (but advance request appreciated! ):- plastic plates, bowls & beakers, toddler bibs, steriliser, plug-in baby monitor, baby bath, bathtime toys, non-slip bath mat, night light, nappy bin, [...]
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October 9, 2019
The New Orchard
Although only planted 20 months ago the trees are bearing fruit!
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September 21, 2019
Food & Drink Festival Fringe Event 29th September only
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August 2, 2019
Weddings & Vow-Renewals
An exciting development! From 2020 we will be hosting Humanist ceremonies including weddings, vow-renewals and baby-naming.
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