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One of the three spacious rooms that make up the apartment. This was formerly the servants' qua

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

THE LOCALITY

This ground floor three roomed self-catering apartment, in a grade 2 listed building is close to the centre of the UK's favourite market town, Louth in Lincolnshire. Louth runs markets three days a week and is reknowned for its small private shops and its setting within the Lincolnshire Wolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Georgian Louth has some fine listed buildings and the tallest parish church spire in the country. At just over half an hour away from the historic city of Lincoln and the bracing, blue flag East Coast it is ideally situated as a holiday location. Louth also has a wide range of modern and traditional public houses and restaurants. You will never be short of somewhere to eat if you don't want to eat in! A supermarket for all your needs is five minutes walk away.

THE APARTMENT

With secure cycle storage and off street parking, the apartment also has its own private front door and small private patio. There is access to a shared, landscaped rear garden if desired. A large dining room with modern kitchenette is linked by a hallway, with coat and luggage storage, to the spacious bed sitting room. Twin beds, library, TV, seating area and additional real fire-look heating all make for a cosy well appointed room with ensuite. The bathroom has a walk in bath with shower, toilet, heated towel rail and roomy storage facilities.The apartment is centrally heated throughout and shares separate laundry facilities with the main house. All linen is provided, together with basic store cupboard items such as milk, salt, sugar, coffee and tea bags. All guests are welcomed on arrival and provided with information about the area as well as local amenities.

All guests are welcomed on arrival and provided with information about the area as well as local amenities. A selection of frozen home cooked meals is available on request. Prices vary. Our interaction with our visitors can be as extensive or limited as guests require, since the apartment is completely self-contained. If you want us to keep out of your hair, we will do! Equally we love to share our local knowledge and are always ready to direct and guide as needed.

POTTERY TUITION

My husband John has a working pottery at the bottom of the garden and offers tuition and demonstrations to visitors. Tuition prices can be obtained at the time of booking.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Saltfleet 14 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Humberside 23 km, Nearest railway: Grimsby 16 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The Heart of England/Peak District

This region is one of the UK's best kept secrets. Everyone knows about the Cotswolds, but have you heard of the Linconshire Wolds?

The Lincolnshire Wolds are the highest point in eastern England between Yorkshire and Kent. They are designated an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. These rolling, fertile chalk hills, moulded by successive ice ages, offer splendid views and amazing walks. Nestling amongst them are sleepy stone villages and bustling market towns steeped in history and just

waiting to be discovered.

Leave the car. Take a walk or cycle through this wonderful countryside and explore its hidden valleys, lush flora, streams and rivers. Use your time to meet the local people who are proud of their heritage and local traditions.This is a landscape that inspired one of England's greatest poets, Alfred Lord Tennyson, born in Somersby. Search out his 'haunt of ancient peace' described in his poetry or visit the village where he was born.

and the county of Lincolnshire is still predominently agricultural and a little explored part of England.

Louth

THE COAST

The Lincolnshire coast near here is very wild and beautiful if you keep away from the coastal resorts of Cleethorpes, Mablethorpe and Skegness. These resorts have their own charms but if it is peace and quiet you are looking for, then the beaches and coastal walks we provide details of are just what you need.

There is a coast path all the way from Mablethorpe to Anderby Creek, but bad winter storms and an east wind blowing for 6 months means that much of it is now difficult to cycle along, although you can still walk most of it with ease.

DONNA NOOK SEALS

The Seal Viewing Area is open late October to December. Pupping takes place from November onwards.

Britain's population of grey seals is considered to be of international conservation importance. Donna Nook is home to some 3000 Grey seals at certain times of the year, and in 2008 more than 1000 pups were born here.

The viewing area at the foot of the sand dunes reduces disturbance to the seals and ensures the safety of visitors.

Someone is usually on hand when the wildlife station is open to answer your queries. A free car parking area also provides winter refreshments.

For much of the rest of the year grey seals at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trusts' Donna Nook National Nature Reserve are at sea or lazing on distant sandbanks. Every November and December, the seals give birth to their pups near the sand dunes: a wildlife spectacle which attracts visitors from across the UK.

Seals are large predators and are very powerful. They can move surprisingly quickly and, having teeth similar to a dog, can inflict a nasty bite including the pups.

Mothers with pups can be very protective and big bulls can be aggressive. A mother seal may abandon her pup if it smells of humans or dogs, so it is advisable to leave your pet at home.

Up to 1000 pups are born here each year, but it depends on the winter conditions as to how many survive. Donna Nook has a good pup survival record, however.

The pups are born white and, as they grow, begin to change the colour of their coat.

They are fed for 10- 14 days and, during this time put on a massive amount of weight. After this time they are abandoned and, eventually, hunger drives them out to sea.

Our apartment is a warm, cosy and welcoming place to stay as a base for viewing these fascinating creatures from November to December. Why not combine it with a visit to Louth Christmas Market on 1st December 2013 or the amazing and huge Christmas Market at Lincoln from 5th -8th December 2013?

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"Comfortable apartment in a lively town with good shops."

The owners gave us a warm and friendly welcome, providing us on arrival with delicious homemade scones. They gave us all the information we neeed to explore the area, which has some lovely beaches wit… More

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