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Clare's Cottage

(Ref. 22388)

Austen Fen near Louth, Lincolnshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (17)
  • lovely (9)
  • stay (7)
  • quiet (7)
  • helpful (6)
  • dogs (6)

25 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely holiday cottage, clean, plenty of space overall and everything we needed in the kitchen etc."

    1 parking space off road with the other holiday cottage having one car there too. WiFi was iffy in the living room, OK everywhere else inside for general use but definitely no good for streaming. DVD player doesn't connect to that TV because there wasn't the correct cable attachment to do so, weirdly. Owners (live on site) very helpful in allowing me to borrow some scales for weighing our dogs food as I forgot to bring them with me. Dog owners should be aware - While it allows dogs, there were "rules for dogs" we found on arrival - including not being allowed upstairs (where the only bedroom is) not on furniture and no using the garden to toilet. No mention on the listing before booking. The garden also has a low piece of picket fencing between this property and the other holiday property. Could be a problem if there is a dog in each property of course (luckily no problem for us) as they would be able to get to each other.

    We do tell people on our own website that the wifi isn't exceptional and no good for netflix. We're not aware that the cable for the DVD isn't there, had you asked we may have been able to help. Sorry you didn't like the dog rules, but we do expect the garden to be kept free of dog faeces. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4May 2024

  • "Clean, comfortable and cosy the cottage was also well equipped."

    Reviewed by Viv5.0Apr 2024

  • "Awesome well equipt cosy and beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet location."

    Access to area is easy (by car) from this location. Only marked the facilities down because the WiFi is poor

    Sorry about the Wifi, but it is very fast at times. Our problem is with BT who think we are too rural to lay any new cables, therefore , we have to use Mobile. Obviously, no good for Netflix, but good enough for everything else. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Clare's cottage."

    The whole experience was great from start to finish. Would highly recommend this holiday cottage to anyone. The owners are lovely kind and caring people, we have 3 dogs and was all made welcome. The small garden was totally enclosed and safe. There was everything there that we could want to make our holiday both comfortable and happy. My sincere thanks to the owners of Clare's cottage for trusting us with thier lovely cottage. Patricia Hill

    Thank you so much Patricia and for the lovely card. We appreciate you acknowledging that everything about it made your holiday comfortable. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2023

  • "Stay was great."

    Thanks. Cottage was ideal. No problems at all. Loved it. Lee

    Thank you and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0May 2023

  • "Fab cottage, very comfortable and large for 2 adults and a (big) doggo."

    Everything we needed was provided. I personally found the cottage very warm, I tried turning the thermostat down and most of the radiators off, but still found it warm. The double duvet was really thick too so I was hot at night, even with the bedroom window and skylight open. The wifi was intermittent and the download speed to watch Netflix etc was really slow or non existent. The owner was friendly and helpful. The area was beautiful, lots of traditional English towns and villages and amazing local produce. Several nearby RSPB and nature reserves and an abundance of bird life locally. Would highly recommend.

    We like to hear that guests are warm enough, especially as it's still April. We change our duvets from winter ones to summer ones in May and it seems as if the time is right. Also, our Wifi is not superfast, as is explained on the website, but is quite satisfactory for emails, facebook, google search etc. Some people have even used it 'working from home' to PNG Papa New Guinea, but not many people come on holiday to watch Netflx and it just isn't possible. We would love to be able to get Superfast broadband via BT/Openreach, however, there is no suitable fibre cable here and possibly never will be, part of the beauty of the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dianna4.1Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay!"

    Throughly enjoyed ourselves. Clare's Cottage was all we wanted and more. Sandra is extremely friendly and helpful. We would happily return

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and that everything was as it should be. Would love to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2023

  • "My daughter and myself with our 3 dogs spent Easter weekend at Clares Cottage (not long enough) we had a really warm welcome from Sandra and absolutely loved the cottage, its so quirky and homely with everything you may need."

    . beds were really comfy and everything was just perfect! The location is amazing set by Louth Canal with lovely dog walks… thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thankyou Sandra xx

    I'm so glad you both enjoyed your stay and sorry you couldn't stay longer due to other bookings. We're also pleased to hear that the beds were comfy. Hope to see you again soon. Thank you x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely quirky warm cottage."

    .. we stayed 26th to 31st December. Nice walks along the Louth Canal with our 3 dogs seen lots of Deer and Teals also Hares, Swans. Travelled to Mablethorpe and Cleethorpes easy access both ways for fish and chips of course :-) There is a good Chinese in the next village highly recommended they deliver to the cottages too. (South Somercotes) shop and chip shop and a pub. The surrounding areas are very dark at night torches was supplied even though we did bring our own. Sandra the host was very pleasant and contacted us a few times during our stay .... thank you for the arrival gifts. would like to visit again in the summer

    Thank you for your nice review. It's so good to hear about the wildlife and of course, the Fish n Chips etc. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachael4.1Dec 2022

  • "Nice quiet country retreat"

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry4.1Oct 2022

  • "Very spacious and clean cottage."

    As someone has said about the cottage next door, feeling a little tired, and could do with a refresh especially with the furniture. Although the kitchen had lots of equipment had lots of equipment again things need looking at, eg pans without lids. Bed very comfy.

    We pride ourselves on having lots of equipment in the kitchen and I'm sorry you couldn't find the pan lids, on further investigation it appears that someone prior to you had actually put all the lids in the dresser cupboard. Guests tend to move things around and as we only have a limited amount of time to prepare for the next guests, we sometimes overlook things. Apologies. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8Sep 2022

  • "The photographs do not do justice to the size of the cottage."

    It is lovely and quiet, but near enough to Louth for shopping and takeaways.

    Thank you for your very kind and honest feedback and for leaving the cottage in such an immaculate condition.. We would love to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

  • "Warm and comfortable with plenty of space."

    Hosts very helpful.

    Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm3.8Jan 2022

  • "What an amazing place for peace and quiet in the middle of the Lincolnshire ..."

    What an amazing place for peace and quiet in the middle of the Lincolnshire wolds and not a single thing to have to worry about just us and our dog Foley

    Thank you for enjoying our space and your very kind and honest feedback and for leaving the cottage in such an immaculate condition.. We would love to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very spacious property with good facilities and friendly, helpful owner."

    Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely barn cottage, has everything you need for a lovely holiday, quiet and peaceful."

    Lovely welcome by host Sandra, make sure you read the directions on her email as sat nav, stops directing down the road.

    Thank you for enjoying your stay and your very kind and honest feedback and for leaving the cottage in such an immaculate condition.. We would love to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage would love to return"

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Jul 2021

  • "Wasnt clean."

    For example the kitchen cupboard shelves were dirty, mugs were stained, cutlery draw was dirty etc. Got the impression that initially it had been fitted out very well but has been allowed to get tatty and dirty over time. The fitted bed sheet must have been quite old as it was bobbly, and we could easily see thick dust under the bed. Disappointed.

    hank you for your review and we are sorry you found reason to complain. We have dealt with the items of concern and we are pleased you were happy with the rest of the property Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda3.4Sep 2020

  • "Telescope was a great idea."

    Reviewed by Melanie4.4Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cozy well equipped little cottage, we loved our stay at Kent’s farm Cottage lovely greeting from Sandra and fresh farm eggs too on arrival."

    Lovely beach walks close by for our three little dogs. Would highly recomend.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Mar 2020

  • "Nice place."

    Nice host. really suitable for dogs

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2019

  • "Originally had booked a different cottage and when I arrived was advised it was double booked by owner and that Sykes had been informed the day after I booked."

    Owner contacted Sykes who were very apologetic and arranged another cottage near by by. Both owners were excellent and very helpful. Mistakes happen and Sykes were very quick to resolve the issue. Clare’s cottage was excellent, highly recommended

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage, welcoming host, and quiet, rural location."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2018

  • "Cottage is well equipped, quiet and conveniently situated for dog walks along the canal bank and, only a short drive to some splendid dog friendly beaches."

    Sandra and Stuart were pleasant and informative hosts with an interesting garden.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0May 2018

  • "Had a lovely stay at Clare's Cottages."

    The beaches in the area are hard to beat especially Theddle Beach., miles of sandy beaches. Lovely quite rural location. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Cindy5.0Jan 2017

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  • One double bedroom with en-suite bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting area with a sofa bed.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome at £15 per pet per stay
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: there is no car changing at the property.

The property

Surrounded by open countryside, Clare’s Cottage offers a fantastic base for those looking to get away from it all.

The bright sitting room and a well-equipped kitchen with dining area offer plenty of space for the group to enjoy meals together and discuss the following day’s activities.

The double bedroom has a convenient en-suite and will provide a restful night’s sleep.

The patio area has furniture and a BBQ to enjoy alfresco dining.

Note: This property is adjacent to Ref 22023, together they sleep 8.

Kent Farm Cottages

Louth 6 miles. These comfortable barn conversions are in the quiet and rural Lincolnshire hamlet of Austen Fen, next to the owner’s home, 6 miles from Louth. The cottages are set adjacent to the Louth canal and provide a fantastic base for those looking to discover the area and the number of natural attractions and wonderful countryside. Both offer bright and spacious accommodation with a double bedroom with a cot and an en-suite bathroom. There is a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area and a separate sitting room. Outside, each has a private patio with furniture and a BBQ to enjoy the summer evenings dining alfresco. The town of Louth, known as the capital of the Lincolnshire Wolds is a short drive and offers a good selection of high street and independent shops, traditional markets and a number of historic attractions. For motorsport fans nearby Cadwell Park hosts a number of race meetings throughout the year including the BSB superbike championship. The coastal towns of Mablethorpe, Cleethopes and Skegness are all within easy reach as is the seal colony at nearby Donna Nook. These Austen Fen cottage have so many activities on offer nearby and will leave you feeling well-rested.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Little Carlton 0.9 miles; Mablethorpe 15 miles; Lincoln 26 miles.

The beautiful historic market town of Louth is the capital of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The town offers Georgian streets with Grade II listed buildings, St James Church, a theatre, art deco cinema, museum, golf course, modern leisure centre complex, excellent shopping, including weekly market days and a vast assortment of eateries catering for all tastes. Nearby is Cadwell Park, which plays host to car, bike and kart racing. The Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty features gentle rolling hills, quaint villages and superb cycling and walking routes. Just a short drive takes you to the coastal resorts of Cleethorpes, Mablethorpe and Sutton-on-Sea, plus Theddlethorpe Nature Reserve has miles of golden sandy beaches and amazing birdlife. Also for those interested in antiques Horncastle and Hemswell are nearby.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas