The Hen House
Farmhouse | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This stunning Grade ll listed property has been awarded 5* accreditation by the Lincolnshire Tourist Board. It was sympathetically converted in 2010 by the owners to provide high quality guest accommodation. It is located in the peaceful village of Witham-on-the-Hill just a few miles from the OLD STONE TOWN OF STAMFORD in Lincolnshire and close to attractions such as BURGHLEY HOUSE, RUTLAND WATER, BELVOIR CASTLE and BELTON HOUSE. The Hen House has been beautifully restored and renovated to a very high specification to provide luxurious and spacious living which includes a large, comfortable bedroom with king size bed, an extremely well equipped kitchen/diner, luxury bathroom with large walk-in shower and spacious living area. New and old blend superbly together with a Denon music surround system, DVD player, CD player, Ipod docking station, Sky TV as well as underfloor heating.
The property is set in large private grounds, adjacent to the owners' property and has a fully enclosed garden area with plenty of outdoor furniture. A fantastic space has been created under an open sided barn which houses a bar and built-in wood fired pizza oven where guests, if they wish, can sample the joys of making their own pizzas. Guests are also welcome to use the owners' hard tennis court for a small charge and there is ample parking.
Village amenities include a public house which serves meals or a short drive will take you to the small market town of Bourne or the beautiful, historic town of Stamford where you will find an abundance of quality shops and restaurants. For golfers, Toft Golf Course is only a mile away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Hunstanton 60 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stanstead 70 km, Nearest railway: Stamford 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
On entering the barn through a stable door, there is a large kitchen/diner with double oven, hob, extractor fan, microwave and large fridge/freezer. A large farmhouse table seats for up to 6 guests. The kitchen is equipped to a very good standard and has many thoughtful touches and added extras.
The sitting room has a large, good quality comfortable leather sofa and an additional double sofa bed if required. There is a 42" flat screen television with Sky, a DVD player, Denon surround sound system with the option of using either an iPod docking station or CD facility. The property also has WI FI.
There is a separate cloakroom with WC and hand basin.
The luxurious bathroom is accessed from either the bedroom or hallway, and is simply stunning. It is again built to a high standard with a separate full size bath, WC, hand basin and an amazing walk in shower.
The very large bedroom has a king size bed, a beautiful French wardrobe and a 42" flat screen television. There is also another double pull-out bed available in this room if required.
|Further details outdoors|
The property is situated on a large private plot, adjacent to the owners' property with lovely views of the countryside. There is ample parking and the property and garden are fully enclosed.
There is plenty of outdoor seating to choose from, either just outside the Hen House, consisting of a table with a parasol and seating for 6 people or undercover in the converted barn situated within the garden. The open-sided barn is a great area for outdoor dining, with a built-in wood fired pizza oven, dining table and chairs and even a bar with bar stools. Here you can either make your own pizza's or if you prefer, the owners are happy to order them in for you.
Guests to the Hen House are also welcome to use the owner's hard tennis court for a small charge.
Guests are kindly asked to arrive no earlier than 4pm and vacate the Hen House before 10.30am on the day of departure (unless otherwise agreed).
Changeover day is on a Friday.
A minimum three night stay is required.
Costs include all bed-linen and towels.
A travel cot including bedding as well as a high chair can be provided.
An extra double sofa bed has been provided by the owners' to facilitate flexible sleeping arrangements for families with older children.
The tennis court can be booked separately upon arrival at a cost of £5 per hour.
Tea, coffee and sugar are included free of charge.
A 'First Morning Breakfast' can be pre-ordered at an extra cost of £10, please ask for details.
Grocery deliveries can be taken prior to your arrival and put into the fridge for an extra £5
The owners' of this property live adjacent to it and are available to assist guests with information and directions to local attractions. They are also able to order groceries and takeaways if guests require these too.
SHORT 3 AND 4 NIGHT STAYS AVAILABLE.
The Heart of England/Peak District
Lincolnshire is a county of outstanding natural beauty and brimming with traditional charm. From the iconic towers of Lincoln Cathedral to the beautiful stone town of Stamford and the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds. Its' market towns have a unique character shaped by hundreds of years of heritage, industry and local customs all offering an appealing mix of independent shopping, traditional markets and historic architecture.
As an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Wolds offers pure relaxation in peaceful surroundings, which inspired one of England's greatest poets, Alfred Lord Tennyson. Hidden in and around this gorgeous countryside, you will discover idyllic villages, bustling market towns and inspirational history. Delicious local food and drink is always on the menu in the Wolds.
Drive to the historical city of Lincoln and visit the Cathedral and the Castle. Lincoln has something for everyone, with great shopping, fantastic public art, numerous cultural events and of course the historic monuments which have made Lincoln the city it is today. Lincolnshire's unspoilt beaches, vast stretches of salt marshland and peaceful coastal reserves create an ideal habitat for a whole range of wildlife including those that are endangered or rarely seen. It is also home to some of the finest seaside resorts in the UK. With all this on offer and more, Lincolnshire is a must visit destination.
Witham-on the-Hill near Bourne is a small village which sits quietly in the south of the county of Lincolnshire, bordering the counties of Leicestershire, Rutland and Cambridgeshire. It lies between the small market town of Bourne and the beautiful Old Stone Town of Stamford. It is within easy driving distance to attractions such as Burghley House, Grimsthorpe Castle, Rutland Water, Belvoir Castle and Belton House to name a few. There are also great walks close by including Winthorpe Groves, Rutland and Tinwell Crossing. Toft Country House Hotel and Golf Club is only a mile away and Rutland County Golf Club is only 6 miles away, both offer a challenge for all levels of golfers.
Stamford, once described as 'the finest stone town in England' has a selection of 17th and 18th century houses and medieval buildings that reflect its past. Whether you just want to marvel at the architecture, dip into a cosy tea room for lunch or fancy some boutique and independent shopping, the choice is yours. For those who like to dine out, Stamford has many restaurants to choose from to suit all budgets, but The George Hotel is a must with its' history and ambiance.
Burghley House, just outside Stamford, is the largest and grandest house of the first Elizabethan Age and is a popular film location providing the backdrop for films such as Pride and Prejudice and The Da Vinci Code. The house boasts eighteen magnificent State Rooms and is surrounded by historic parkland. Burghley House also hosts a number of events during the year, details of which can be found on their website, but the most famous is the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials held in early September, which attracts competitors and visitors from all over the world to one of the premier events in the international sporting calendar.
Belvoir Castle, near Grantham, sits on a romantic hilltop setting surrounded by rural countryside. Belvoir (meaning beautiful view) dates back to Norman times and has been home to the Manners family for 500 years. The castles' lavish stately rooms are open to the public and contain many works of art. It houses one of only four remaining original copies of the Magna Carta and has been used as a castle, a prison and a court for over 900 years. The castle holds many events including medieval jousting, open air theatre and concerts.
Rutland Water Nature Reserve is only 11 miles away and is set in over 4200 acres of open countryside and has something to offer all the family, including water sports, fishing, cycle paths (you can hire bikes or bring your own), or relax with a leisurely stroll or a romantic picnic.
Local market towns within easy driving distance include, Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Bourne, Grantham and the nearest city is Peterborough.
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11 Sep 2012
Nicely finished converted barn. Has all you need for a relaxing break in a lovely village close to lots of interesting places and things to do although you do need a car to make the most of these. Very accommodating and friendly owners.
Great kitchen and bathroom and the outside covered seating area is fantastic.
Only small criticism is that the bed was a little small and squeaky but apart from that it was absolutely great.
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