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Glen Cottage, Exterior photo showing Patio area

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 90km

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)
Access Car advised
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
Access Parking
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

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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Review 1-10 of 16

3 Mar 2014

5/5

"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.
Regards,
Mike and Jacqui

2 Feb 2014

5/5

"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

Hi,
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.
Regards,
Mike and Jacqui

22 Nov 2013

5/5

"Lovely place to relax"

A lovely, peaceful place to stay. Glorious views, lovely walks, great village to explore and excellent accommodation. It was a pleasure to stay at Glen Cottage. The owner is very friendly. House is fu… More

Many Thanks for your kind review, it is much appreciated.
We hope to see you again.
Regards,
Mike and Jacqui

11 Nov 2013

5/5

"Friendly, welcoming and generous owners who really understand the meaning of hospitality"

A wonderful find, this romantic retreat had everything we could wish for on the stormiest weekend of the year. Cosy but contemporary we instantly felt at home. The lovely Halloween themed table decora… More

Thank you for your lovely review - sorry about the weather.
I'm glad now that I got the Halloween stuff - it was my wife's idea!
Hope to see you again,
Regards,
Mike & Jacqui

9 Oct 2013

5/5

"Excellent Accomodation"

Superb touches and attention to details in the Cottage. We Stayed for a few days but wished we booked longer. Friendly and hospitable owners. Would definitely recommend to friends and family and sta… More

Thank you for your review. It is much appreciated, and you are welcome back anytime.
Regards,
Mike and Jacqui

17 Sep 2013

5/5

"Romantic and Cosy"

This is a gorgeous cottage to stay in. We were greeted on arrival by Mike who was very freindly and helpful, There was a lovely Hamper including food and games. The cupboards were stocked with tea, co… More

Thank you for your lovely review. We've tried the best we can!
Unfortunately the kitchen is quite small, but we had to make best use of the space available. Hence no washing machine or dishwasher. Hopefully everything else makes up for that.
Thanks again,
Mike and Jacqui

10 Sep 2013

5/5

"Beautifull cottage with style and luxury in excellent location!"

Another fabulous stay in this quality little cottage and we will be booking up for next year! This is a gorgeous hideaway from the pressures of work and all the little extra touches like bath robe, sl… More

We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and thanks for the return visit, and lovely review. It is very much appreciated.
Regards,
Mike and Jacqui

29 Aug 2013

5/5

"A little bit of luxury in a beautiful village"

Glen cottage is a lovely luxurious retreat, like a boutique hotel suite with bijou kitchen. A welcome basket, fluffy towels, gowns and slippers are waiting for you. DVD players in both lounge and bedr… More

What a lovely review - perfect.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Please stay again!

Many Thanks,
Mike and Jacqui
PS Thanks also for your suggestions (cafetiere etc - we will get them).

14 Aug 2013

5/5

"Nice little cottage for a refreshing break in the East Midlands"

I stayed at Glen Cottage for four nights together with my husband and toddler daughter. The cottage is a converted barn with old stone walls that has been brought up to standard as luxury self-caterin… More

Many Thanks for your most comprehensive review... the best yet! The information given will be very useful to all who read it. Thank you also for saying that the cottage is spotless, as I spend a lot of time cleaning it after guests leave - even for those who leave it as clean as you did.
Ref the dishwasher and washing machine - I'm afraid that was one of those decisions we made to give a decent sized living room, however we do offer a laundry service if required.
Ref the price, we are happy to offer a discount, particularly if it's a last minute booking, of if a hamper is not required. Our rates are also very good between 1st Nov – 20th Dec, and 28th Dec to 29th March (only £400 per week (£57 per night) which includes all heating etc and a nice hamper.
Thanks again for your great review, and we would love for you to visit us again!
Regards,
Mike and Jacqui

28 Jul 2013

5/5

"A little piece of heaven..."

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay this summer, Mike and Jacqui were very welcoming. The attention to detail was to a high standard the cottage had everything you needed and more, the special features li… More

Hi, Many thanks for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay, and we're looking forward to seeing you both again soon!
Regards,
Mike and Jacqui

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