Glen Cottage (4 star)
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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). 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 Lincolnshire region
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.
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18 Jan 2015
Really beautiful place...cut off from the hustle and bustle of life. Very relaxing. Words may not be able to capture the beauty of this cottage. The additional perks Mike included in the cottage all a… More
4 Nov 2014
"LOVELY COMFORTABLE COTTAGE"
Stayed here at Glen Cottage for one week during half-term holidays, cottage an eclectic mix of old and modern style. Really comfy cottage, the weather was extremely warm for the time of year, so we ha… More
26 Oct 2014
"Compact, Clean, Well Equipped and Very Warm"
Only downside was no proper oven. Had a combined Microwave and Oven which worked very well in heating food. Great bath and you could watch TV whilst having a soak.… More
26 Aug 2014
Another lovely, relaxing week spent at this gorgeous little cottage. The weather didn't really play ball this time but we were warm inside and enjoyed the fleeting moments on the little terrace c… More
22 Jul 2014
"Great Experience all round"
We are in the same business ourselves, so expectations high.... Right from the point of first contact we just became more and more pleased with the choice we'd made. Mike and Jacqui have an eye f… More
15 Jun 2014
Mike and Jackie have made this cottage a delight to stay in. They were very welcoming. The cottage has Beautiful decor, all mod cons. Comfortable. Lovely boutique style. All needs catered for. Ve… More
Many thanks for your kind review. We tried to do the best we could with what we had.
I enjoyed chatting to you both, and I'm pleased you had good weather for your stay. Thank you also for leaving Glen cottage spotless, it was difficult to tell that you had stayed! You are welcome back any time - maybe the garden room will be finished then!
Mike and Jacqui
2 Jun 2014
"A beautiful location with a very warm welcome from the owner"
We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed every second of our stay, a very warm welcome from the owner Mike. The cottage was very well equipped I can recommend the roll top bath, my 4 year old son thought it… More
Many thanks for your review, and for leaving Glen Cottage so clean and tidy, it is much appreciated. I was pleased to be able to find the frisbee and space hopper for your son!
Mike and Jacqui
20 May 2014
"Lovely cottage for 2"
We stayed for 3 nights while visiting the area. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. The village is lovely and well worth a walk around.… More
Thank you for your kind review. It is much appreciated.
Also thank you again for leaving our cottage so clean and tidy. You're a star!
Mike and Jacqui
3 Mar 2014
"Pretty much faultless"
Having looked at places to stay in South Lincs this one stood out a mile as appering good and we were in no was disappointed. Whilst the owner was away the neighbours welcomed us on arrival and made u… More
Many thanks for your review.
'Pretty much faultless' is a very generous thing to say!
The wedding in Ireland went very well, and hopefully you were able to find everything without my guided tour. I'm glad that our neighbours were able to give you a warm welcome, and that you had a good time at the Castle Pub.
You are welcome back anytime.
Mike and Jacqui
2 Feb 2014
"A beautiful cottage"
A very warm welcome from Mike was received along with a comprehensive tour of the cottage. The cottage was tastefully furnished with attention to detail. All our possible needs were catered for. The f… More
Thank you for your review - I hope the 'tour' wasn't too long winded. On the one hand I want to show you where everything is (hair dryer etc), but on the other, it's your holiday and I want to leave you to enjoy it!
You are welcome back any time.
Mike and Jacqui
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