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The Gables Retreat

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £200 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 60 reviews

The Gables Retreat

Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The Gables Retreat is a recently renovated 5 star farmhouse, which stands in large, mature, enclosed grounds, giving children the freedom to explore and play safely, and consequently the chance for parents to relax. Being blessed with a stunning location and a beautiful building, we have focused our attention on refurbishing the interior of the house to an equally high standard, sympathetically combining old with new, luxury with comfort, to provide a self-catering property that suits all needs, and appeals to all of our guests.

As well as high quality interior fixtures and fittings, we have equipped the house with everything you might need to make your holiday as relaxing and stress free as possible, and to save you having to pack for every eventuality! We have lots to do on site, and also have lots of information on things to do locally should you wish to venture out and explore. By offering many optional holiday extras, such as catering, beauty treatments etc, which we can advise on and help you organize, we feel we are not just offering a beautiful place to stay, but an all round holiday experience which ticks all the boxes!

Size Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cleethorpes 30 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 12 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Humberside 22.5 km, Nearest railway: Market Rasen 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites
Furniture Single beds (9), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 15
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The Gables Retreat is a large, spacious farmhouse, with lofty ceilings, stripped floors and large windows with open views. It has 5 bedrooms, each individually designed to give a unique look. 1 en suite bedroom is located on the ground floor for guests preferring not to use the stairs. 4 of the bedrooms, including the ground floor bedroom, have optional twin/superking arrangements to give maximum flexibility, and 3 of them have en suite bath/shower rooms. 4 of the bedrooms are large enough to accommodate extra cots or z beds, and we can provide 1 cot, 1 travel cot and 1 high chair on request. The 4 bathrooms have high quality fittings, and all bed linen and towels are provided, as well as robes, slippers and toiletries.

On the ground floor there is a large open plan kitchen/dining room, a TV/play room, a separate sitting room, a cloak room and utility. The kitchen is excellently equipped with a range-style cooker, 2 fridges, a dishwasher, granite worktops and breakfast bar with 3 bar stools. The oak dining table can seat 12 comfortably and there is plenty of storage space for your holiday essentials. French doors lead off the dining area to give access to the patio, BBQ and hot tub area. The TV/play room is next to the kitchen, so children can relax whilst parents cook and keep an eye on them. The TV/play room has a 40" plasma, Sky TV, a DVD player, a WII console and a Hi Fi system. There are plenty of books, toys, DVDs and magazines for you to enjoy during your stay. There is also a solid fuel wood burner. Across the hall the elegant sitting room has enough seating for the whole group if you all want to be together, and an open fire for cosy nights in. Fire safety guards can be provided for both fires as well as stair gates if requested.

The utility room has a washing machine/tumble dryer, a freezer and a sink. Next to the utility there is also a "garden loo", perfect for muddy children or wet hot tub users!

Further details outdoors

Accessed directly from the dining area of the kitchen, is the patio with a gas BBQ, comfortable outdoor rattan furniture and 7 seat hydrotherapy hot tub, housed under a timber gazebo. This area has uninterrupted views to the west, a truly relaxing spot to watch the sun go down, or gaze at the huge Lincolnshire star-filled night skies.

There is an external toy barn, with a variety of outdoor toys and games and we also provide a croquet set for a game on the front lawn, as well as a badminton/volleyball set and other outdoor games. A climbing frame with 2 swings, slide and fort is located in the old orchard.

Further details

We have friendly animals on site, usually a pony and 3 sheep, grazing in the paddock adjacent to the house. Additionally, just a short stroll down the farm lane are the RIvers Ancholme and Rase, which give the opportunity for coarse fishing, a picnic, or just a peaceful countryside walk.

Our gravel car parking area is huge, and offers plenty of space right next to the house, for easy transfer of luggage.

Mobile reception is good for most networks, and there is wireless internet access.

We welcome 2 well behaved dogs by prior arrangement at a cost of £20/dog.

We operate a strict no-smoking policy at the property.

The Lincolnshire region

Lincolnshire is a beautiful rural county with a hugely diverse range of activites, attractions and ongoing events. Whatever your interest, be it aviation, history, wildlife, antiques, architecture, the coast, walking, golfing, horse racing, great food or anything else, we're sure Lincolnshire has something for everyone. Lincoln's crowning glory is Europe's finest gothic cathedral, and its Castle, built by William The Conqueror, is home to 1 of only 4 surviving copies of the 1215 Magna Carta. The uphill cobbled Bailgate area, with its "Best Street 2012" award winning Steep Hill, gift shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants, offers endless browsing opportunities. As well as Lincoln, Louth, Brigg and Grimsby with its Fishing Heritage Centre are all within a half hour drive and also have lots to offer.

Lincolnshire's 3 traditional blue flag beaches are a joy for family days out and Donna Nook Seal Colony is a must for November/December where you will see hundreds of baby seals.The base of the stunning Lincolnshire Wolds, with its 47 mile long strip of rolling hills and valleys and newly opened 75 mile long circular route, is just 6 miles away from The Gables Retreat. The county is steeped in aviation history, and as well as the Red Arrows, is also home to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Please visit our website for more information on local attractions and events.

Market Rasen

Market Rasen is our closest town and is 8 miles away. It has a Racecourse with a full programme of regular meets, as well as special events and concerts, and an 18 hole Championship golf course, 1 of over 50 in Lincolnshire. Market Rasen has excellent amenities, including high quality butcher, baker, chemist, doctor, dentist and supermarket. There is an outdoor pursuits centre only 10 minutes away, with high ropes, zip wires, quad bikes and climbing towers.

Rand Farm Park and Hall Farm Park, both family farm based play centres, are 5 minutes and 20 minutes away respectively, and will keep children entertained for the whole day day. Both have cafes and excellent facilities, including indoor and outdoor play activites, animals to feed and stroke and tractor and trailer rides.

There are many routes for keen cyclists and a local riding school 8 miles away offers indoor and outdoor riding facilities. There are many excellent pubs and restaurants, to suit all tastes and budgets.

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25 Jan 2015


"Out of this world!"

This is my favourite place to stay ever. It's the fourth time I've stayed here and I've already booked for a fifth. The house is beautiful, along with the surrounding area. Every aspect… More

5 Jan 2015


"Perfect Family get away!!"

This was our second trip to The Gables retreat for an early family Christmas and it was once again exceptional. The owners are very friendly and the house is just beautiful! We will definitely be retu… More

5 Jan 2015


"Perfect family retreat"

My family and I have stayed at this beautiful house twice now and we will most definitely be returning. We book for a long weekend mid December for a family "pre-christmas gathering". Everyt… More

31 Dec 2014


"You have to book and stay here to get a wonderful experience that no words can do it justice!"

A surprise booking for my husbands 60th birthday celebration We stayed from the 23rd -28th December and it was fantastic. From my initial contact via email with Diane and Bill to the greeting on the … More

30 Nov 2014


"A house you never want to leave."

Oh my goodness, there are not enough words to describe how wonderful this house is. Celebrated my 40th birthday with my best friends and we had an amazing time. The owner Diane is wonderful and so fri… More

23 Nov 2014


"Fantastic house"

We stayed for a week at half term with the extended family to celebrate grandma's 70th birthday. What an amazing house ! Beautifully decorated and furnished, lovely garden and hot tub, excellent … More

20 Oct 2014



a group of 11 girlfriends stayed in this beautiful house for a long weekend. The hamper left for us was amazing in itself, let alone the rest of the facilities provided for our comfort. The rooms were… More

16 Oct 2014


"Fantastic place to get away from it all"

A group of 9 of us including 3 children had a fabulous long weekend at this property. The house was spacious, very clean, well maintained and beautifully furnished. The welcome hamper far exceeded our… More

25 Sep 2014



This is the second time that my family and I have stayed at this property. There is no other word to describe it other than perfect. A large welcoming hamper and well prepared rooms. The location is e… More

13 Sep 2014


"Memorable weekend"

We stayed at the Gables Retreat with our grown up children & their families to celebrate our Ruby Wedding. Everything about the house & gardens was perfect for us, we had children from 10 yrs to 8 mo… More

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  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:24 Jan 2015

Based in United Kingdom

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