Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Set in the grounds of a Grade II listed Georgian farmhouse, the Granary offers exceptional self-catering accommodation on the edge of a quiet country village. We have been awarded the maximum five stars and Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer services by VisitEngland and we strive to deliver only the best for our guests.
Less than half an hour from the Medieval city of Lincoln we offer an ideal base for exploring the many delights of Lincolnshire. Our lovingly restored barn, dating from 1781, is the ideal get-away.
Complete with stone flags, underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove The Granary makes a winter break warm and welcoming whilst a private enclosed garden, complete with patio furniture and BBQ, ensures you can enjoy the summer too. The spacious rooms, high beamed ceilings and luxury bed linens provide the perfect backdrop to a romantic retreat or well deserved holiday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, 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||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Awarded 5 Stars by Quality in Tourism, all our rooms are equipped to the highest standards with a mixture of antique and modern furnishings.
The accommodation has one king-size bed and a cot can be provided. The stairs have been restored with their original Yorkstone steps and the shape of the stairwell is such that we cannot fit a stairgate - for this reason we believe the property is best suited to babes in arms rather than mobile infants and toddlers . Whilst we have nothing against them (we have two of our own!) we do not accomodate older children due to the size and layout of the property.
|Further details outdoors||
The Granary has its own adjacent parking space within the gated yard of the Manor house.
To the rear of the property there is a fenced garden with a Yorkstone patio and raised beds with herbs and salads for guest's consumption (in season).
A tasty welcome pack of local food and drink is provided - subject to availability this will include a loaf of delicious Lincolnshire plum bread, local jams and crisps and a bottle or two of locally brewed beer or cider. If you are bringing a dog we'll make sure there's something in there for them too!
The Heart of England/Peak District
Lincolnshire is a friendly rural county and we are situated at the heart of it. For many it is the unspoilt nature of the county which is its main draw. Here you are unlikely to suffer from crowds, over-priced attractions and mass-produced 'tourism'.
The county boasts a varied and accessible countryside including beautiful sandy beaches, the rolling hills of the wolds and the open horizons of the fens.The countryside around Digby is excellent for walking, criss-crossed by quiet drove-roads dating from the 18th and 19th century enclosures. Digby is the perfect base for visiting surrounding parts of the county - although many guests say the The Granary is too comfy to leave! It will not only offer a very warm and friendly welcome, but many wonderful places to spend your time.
Little seems to have changed in Digby over the last 150 years; the village boasts traditional stone cottages, a preaching cross and well-head and is surrounded by fields and woodland giving access to the dramatic Witham fen to the east and the Limestone Heath to the west.
In the village you'll find the Red Lion pub (does food and only a five minute walk!), dating from the 1600's, and the church of St Thomas a Becket with its well preserved Norman entrance arch and traces of Anglo-Saxon stonework. The village has a population of approximately 500 and we are one of the few rural villages to have kept its primary school, post-office and shop.
The historic city of Lincoln lies 13 miles to the north. The impressive medieval cathedral (used as a location during filming of 'The Da Vinci Code' and for the coronation scenes in 'Young Victoria') dominates the city skyline. A short distance away is Lincoln Castle which houses one of only four surviving copies of the 1215 Magna Carta. Around the cathedral and castle are excellent shopping facilities, notably Steep Hill which boasts numerous independent and quirky shops selling Lincolnshire produce, second-hand books, craft items, fine wines, teas and coffees, good food and traditional sweets to name but a few. It's quite a climb but there is a bus shuttle if you're feeling less energetic!
Lincoln also houses 'The Collection', a state of the art museum and art gallery (www.thecollection.lincoln.museum) with FREE admission and a good shop and restaurant. The Theatre Royal (www.lincolntheatreroyal.com) and Drill Hall (www.lincolndrillhall.com) host a range of evening entertainment in superb surroundings, including local and mainstream bands and comedy sets by the famous and not so. Ghost and historic tours of the city are available regularly, most often with no need to book ahead (www.lincolnhistorywalks.co.uk).
Lincolnshire has numerous historic properties within easy reach of Digby including the National Trust managed Belton House about 20 minutes away (used as a location for the BBC's filming of Pride and Predjudice) and towards Stamford, Woolsthorpe Manor, the birth place of Sir Isaac Newton (www.nationaltrust.org.uk). Grimsthorpe Castle is a little further south (www.grimsthorpe.co.uk) and beyond Grantham is Belvoir Castle (www.belvoircastle.com). Doddington Hall, an impressive Elizabethan estate to the west of Lincoln, famed for its gardens, is well worth a visit (www.doddingtonhall.com) and Gainsborough Old Hall to the north-west is a magnificent medieval manor visited by Richard III and Henry VIII.
Lincolnshire attracts many cyclists because of its network of quiet country lanes, cycle paths and sections of the National Cycle Network. A very popular route is the 33 mile long Water Rail Way linking Boston and Lincoln and running along disused railway lines and quiet country lanes.
For fans of golf we have a number of fine courses on our doorstep, including the prestigious Woodhall Spa National Golf Centre (www.woodhallspagolf.com) and the beautiful Blankney Golf club (www.blankneygolfclub.co.uk), both of which accept visiting players.
Details of further delights can be found on our website. We know you'll have a wonderful time!