Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Welcome to our romantic, cosy cottage, set in the delightful south Lincolnshire village of Castle Bytham. Our lovingly restored barn conversion offers bags of character, combined with comfort and style. Exposed stone walls and natural oak are set off by luxurious furnishings and contemporary touches that even extend to large flat-screen TVs and Blu-ray players.
Our work regularly requires us to stay at top hotels around the world, and we have used that experience to create a fabulous boutique-style home from home. Attention to detail is the key here – from craftsman-made cupboard doors to the chic feature roll-top bath.
This self-contained one-bedroom cottage is perfect as a romantic hideaway at any time of the year – just the place to snuggle up in front of the wood burner-effect gas fire after a long walk in the countryside. That said, the property is equally well suited to families or two couples, as there is a very comfortable sofa bed in the lounge. Situated at the end of our drive, the cottage has off-road parking for up to two cars and a lovely patio area for the exclusive use of guests.
Glen Cottage enjoys a wonderfully peaceful setting, and is within easy walking distance of two pubs (serving excellent food and real ale) as well as a village shop. Children are welcome; but unfortunately we are unable to accommodate pets, or smokers.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Skegness 90 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||16 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: East Midlands 65 km, Nearest railway: Stamford 16 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
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
The Living Room incorporates the kitchen and dining areas. Curtains are courtesy of Laura Ashley, and lighting is controlled by two dimmer switches at the front door. For added character, one wall has exposed stonework, and there is a good quality sofa bed made by Multi-York.
Heating is by thermostatically controlled electric panel heaters,and a 6.7kw gas fired wood burner in the living room – so it’s nice and cosy.
The living room has sliding folding doors, and matching patio doors. There is a wall mounted 42" TV with TV and recessed DVD/Blu-ray player. There are also DVD's CD's and games for you to enjoy.
Flooring is oak laminate throughout, with a black granite hearth under the wood burner. The stylish white gloss kitchen comes complete with black granite worktop, large combination microwave oven (not a full size cooker), a 4 ring hob with extractor fan, and full size fridge freezer. Sorry there is no dishwasher or washing machine (however, we offer a laundry service if required).
The toilet is between the living room and the bedroom, and has travertine tiles, heated towel rail, make-up mirror, shaver point and bathroom cabinet.
A solid oak door lead to the double bedroom, where you’ll find a king-size bed with overhead reading lights and a wall-mounted 32” TV also with DVD/Blu-ray player. Alongside is a feature bath, with bronze mosaic tiles, and there’s a large enclosed mains pressure shower as well, with travertine wall tiles. A bedside radio/alarm with iPod dock has also been provided, and the bedroom also has an exposed stone wall.
Also included: all heating and electricity, complimentary slippers, use of guest robes, bedding, towels, plus quality soap and shampoo. There is a welcome pack on arrival, which includes fresh milk, bread, butter, local cheese, tea/coffee, sugar, fruit, biscuits, cake and a local paper.
|Further details outdoors||
The patio area has a patio table with 4 chairs and parasol. In addition there is rattan style seating, double outdoor sockets and mains lighting. There is a garden bench at the front of the cottage and off-road parking for two cars (with PIR controlled lighting). The garden is mainly grass, with shrubs and bushes around the outside. There is plenty of space for children to run around and play, and a badminton net/racquets etc is available on request.
The Heart of England/Peak District
Lincolnshire is a county of outstanding natural beauty and a perfect place to visit. From the iconic towers of Lincoln Cathedral to the beautiful stone town of Stamford, the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds to the breathtaking Skegness coastline, Lincolnshire is a must visit UK holiday destination.
The county of Lincolnshire is famous for its wide sandy beaches, clear roads, rolling countryside and picture book towns. Its countryside and coast are still undeveloped drawing wildlife and bird watchers. The quiet roads win many friends from the increasing number of visitors eager to escape city life.
The county is also famous for a number of foodstuffs, the most well known being Lincolnshire Plum Bread, Lincolnshire Sausages, and Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese. We are also only 1.5 miles from England’s smallest county Rutland, home to Europe's largest man made lake (Rutland Water).
Castle Bytham (with a population of 500+) is a picturesque village and quite different from what you might expect to find in Lincolnshire. It is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and woodlands, ideal for long walks. The 11th Century Norman castle that gave its name to the village is long gone, but its impressive mound remains a focal point. In June the community organises the Midsummer Fair and Street Market, which has grown into quite a major event for the area, attracting upwards of 5,000 people.
Castle Bytham is the ideal place from which to explore the historic town of Stamford, just a 15 minute-drive to the south of the village, where there are great boutique shops, ancient inns, and a wide variety of restaurants. Stamford also has a leisure centre with swimming pool, ideal for rainy days for children. Also nearby is England’s smallest county, Rutland, where you’ll find Europe’s largest man-made lake, Rutland Water, offering numerous leisure opportunities including walking, cycling, sailing and bird watching.
We have provided an information pack in the cottage detailing some of the most popular attractions around the area, and to give you a taste, within a 20-mile radius you’ll find:
Burghley House, one of the largest and finest houses from the Elizabethan age and venue of the world-renowned Burghley Horse Trials each September.
Grimsthorpe Castle with its stunning ancient parklands and gardens.
Belvoir Castle (Pronounced ‘Beaver Castle’) and its packed events programme which includes medieval jousting.
Barnsdale Gardens an inspirational place created by the late Geoff Hamilton for BBC Gardeners' World.
Belton House, a magnificent Restoration country house run by the National Trust.
Battle of Britain Museum and Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby home to one of the world’s two airworthy Avro Lancasters.
Nene Valley Railway offers trips by steam train.
Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre, Featuring Shire Horses, lambs, donkeys and an old working watermill and an indoor activity barn. There is also a restaurant and gift shop.
Rutland Railway Museum features a large collection of steam and diesel locomotives.
Tolethorpe Hall is famous for its open-air theatre productions in the summer.
If you crave city life, we are centrally located for Peterborough (27 miles), Nottingham (38 miles), Leicester (41 miles) and Lincoln (47 miles).
But you don’t have to travel that far for fine cuisine – there are two Michelin-starred restaurants close by: The Olive Branch gastropub is in the next village of Clipsham and one of the country’s top restaurants Hambleton Hall is just 14 miles away, near Oakham.