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Dairy Cottage

(Ref. 1053870)

Shelton, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Best cottage we’ve stayed in for accessibility."

    Owner couldn’t have done more for us. Thanks for a well needed break. Pity the weather wasn’t the best

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2024

  • "This was the best cottage holiday we have tried especially as we needed and received a complete disabled facility at the property Nothing was too much trouble for the owners Trudy and Bill who welcomed and looked after us really well The welcome pack was a delight We shall be back !"

    Geoff Pauline and Nelson

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jun 2024

  • "This is our fifth holiday at ‘Dairy Cottage’."

    Unlike many holiday homes which are listed as being suitable for disabled people, this one actually is perfect. That is why we keep returning. The owner has done everything to make this cottage user friendly for disabled people. There is even a long handled shoe horn, as well as the more usual shower chair and grab rails in place. We have booked again for August, as it is perfect for us.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2024

  • "Cottage was excellent."

    Can not find fault. Owners could not do enough to help. We had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0May 2024

  • "This property was much above our expectations with facilities for our severely physically disabled daughter outstanding."

    More or less everything is set up to aid those with physical issues. Trudy and her husband are excellent hosts and we have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2024

  • "An outstanding property superbly adapted for people with mobility problems and with owners who care about making their visitors' stay as comfortable and homely as possible."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2024

  • "Dairy Cottage was, without doubt, the best holiday let we have ever stayed in."

    Trudy and Bill, the owners are such lovely people. They go the extra mile with a range of treats left for guests, both edible goodies and beautiful toiletries, loads of huge white fluffy towels, an amazing accessible wet room, every necessary facility for a disabled person’s comfort. There’s a well organised kitchen, full instructions for every piece of electronic equipment, and everything is spotlessly clean. The beds are sumptuous - we’ve never slept so well on holiday. The peace and solitude of the barn conversion were amazing. Our only regret was that we hadn’t booked 2 weeks! We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Chrissie5.0Mar 2024

  • "We were totally impressed with the building."

    Having had a serious car accident last January and was in hospital for 6 months, I found all the facilities were very well thought out even to the point where we had doubled up on equipment!

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Mar 2024

  • "Genuinely caring hosts, nothing is too much trouble and every consideration has been made to equip the cottage for wheelchair users/those with mobility difficulties."

    Dairy cottage is beautifully presented, spotless and very well equipped, with easy parking. Many returning guests. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Feb 2024

  • "A very comfortable stay with a very pleasant owner."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2024

  • "This property is perfect for anyone with mobility problems."

    The owners have thought of and provided every facility required. It is exceptional.

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely warm welcome from Trudy, and a wonderful cosy cottage, with everything you needed for a getaway, the bathroom facilities were one of the best for my daughter who uses a wheelchair, with plenty of space."

    Reviewed by Gwenda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent cottage, well-equipped and comfortable."

    The only niggle would be the slow broadband, but understandable because of the location of the cottage.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Sep 2023

  • "This is a beautiful property maintained to a very high standard and all the facilities that you would need plus more."

    Lovely warm welcome from the owner. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our stay at Dairy Cottage was great."

    Trudy and Bill had thought of all things that could make our stay more comfortable with a member of our party with mobility problems. The property was as described, it was comfortable, cosy and welcoming. We did not have need to contact the owners but we did see Trudy a few times and she was lovely and friendly and would answer any questions or stop for a chat if we wanted which was nice. We would not hesitate in returning as we had a lovely relaxing break. For those interested in remaining connected Wifi is included and it is true that mobile reception is patchy. Thank you Trudy and Bill for the lovely break.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent hosts who made our stay extra special."

    Would recommend Dairy Cottage to anyone with mobility issues and those without as well!

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Aug 2023

  • "As a wheelchair user the facilities were everything I needed."

    The cottage was very spacious, clean and comfortable. Excellent wet room with plenty of grab rails, additional equipment was available on request. The owner was very helpful and considerate of my needs.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2023

  • "Was very comfortable stay."

    Was made to feel welcome by our host and she provided all disability aids that was required. Our only disappointment was not being able to have a BBQ.

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great property and facilities"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2023

  • "My husband has a severe mobility problem and this is the only place which we have found which is entirely suitable for him."

    Trudy and Bill, the owners, have thought of everything and even have additional equipment if it is needed. So many places which are advertised as suitable for disabled people are not at all appropriate. But be assured ‘Dairy Cottage’, nestled in the Nottinghamshire countryside, ticks all the boxes. It is warm, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. We very much appreciated the welcome tray Trudy left for us. This was our fourth stay here and once again, we thoroughly enjoyed it. We visited the Blue dIamond Garden Centre, explored nearby Newark and had breakfast at the Kingfisher Lodge and Hardy’s, all of which are close by. It was so nice to relax and chill out in a place which is suited to my husband’s needs. A big ‘thank you’ to our hosts. We have already booked for our fifth visit.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage and facillities were excelent."

    The hosts were happy to help and answer any questions on places to visit.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "From the welcome from the owner to the first class amenities in the cottage, I would recommend the Dairy Cottage to anyone and of course more so to those needing facilities for a disabled person for it is first class."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Well presented and immaculately clean."

    Wet room is an excellent facility. Additional extras and well stocked welcome tray. Friendly and welcoming hosts.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2023

  • "5* luxury What a find!"

    The cottage was spotlessly clean with everything you would want for your stay and more. The welcome pack was lovely (I won't list the items because I'll spoil your surprise. One thing to note is that you're in a beautiful peaceful cottage in the countryside so the internet and phone signal can be a bit hit and miss. It may well be worth downloading stuff to watch before you go. Trudie is looking into changing provider to improve the internet. Our mobile phone worked ok outside the cottage. I would certainly go back and recommend to my friends and family.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Mar 2023

  • "Probably the best property we’ve rented for quite some time (and I’ve rented a lot)."

    The property was exactly as listed and soon felt like a home from home. Not only that, the property owner couldn’t have been friendlier and more accommodating. We’ve booked again for later this year.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Feb 2023

  • "A very warm welcome, Isabel had provided us with tea and coffee along with fresh milk and biscuits."

    The property was very comfortable and warm, outside the temperature was minus 2. Very well equipped with miniature toiletries and in the lounge blankets just in case. But so cosy they was not needed. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Dec 2022

  • "Lovely property, peaceful and quiet environment."

    Excellently equipped. The wet room was great. The owner Trudy was happy to assist us on arrival and make sure our stay was comfortable.

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2022

  • "A really lovely place to stay with everything you could possibly need for a great stay."

    The hosts are extremely welcoming and helpful . Lots of nice places to visit and walks to go on. We highly recommend a stay at Dairy Cottage.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent. Beautiful and very clean."

    Owner lives on site so any problems could be resolved immediately - not that we had any. The house exceeded expectations and we were met on arrival and made to feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2022

  • "Trudy the owner was very helpful."

    Nothing was too much trouble. Cottage was super clean and spacious. Very well equipped, lovely and warm. Ideal for people with limited mobility. Lovely quiet and peaceful area.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2022

  • "If you want comfort, quite, helpful host, lots to do and see near by, nice country pubs for a meal, and if like me disabled then look no further you have found your ideal holiday cottage."

    From the moment I had booked and spoke to Trudie I felt we were going to have a fab time, which indeed we did. Trudie greeted us with a big smile and an even bigger umbrella as it was tipping it down, she and her husband helped us in with all of our luggage and then started to show us around this very clean warm barn conversion. .Very comfortable beds, lots of fluffy towels for the huge wet room, all you need in the kitchen to make a very good evening meal, dishwasher, washing machine, easy to use cooker, there are 2 heated rails to dry your washing as well as an airer. Nice little patio area to sit in the sunshine. Slight downside I missed lots of calls on my mobile as no signal indoors, so I just stepped outside and called back. Lovely days out to Lincoln castle, Wallington Hall and Industrial Museum (only open weekends) in Nottingham, JJ Lamas delightful, Boat ride on The Trent from Newark, retail therapy at Downtown, International Bomber Command. Near by restaurants The Thatch Botterford, and Pauls also in Bottersford, lunch or dinner at The Bromley at Fiskerton, and Siam Garden in Grantham. If we wanted to be in the area again would have ho hesitation in booking again, Trudie you really do go that extra mile to make sure that your guests have the best holiday experience possible

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage situated in a quiet rural area with easy access to all local villages and towns."

    The property is exceptionally well maintained and very comfortable. As a disabled person with limited mobility the cottage provided every aid possible, and the wet room was excellent. We were met by Trudy (the owner of the cottage) who is a fabulous host and couldn't do enough to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Hope to be back next year and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean and with great accessibility and really comfy beds!"

    Trudy and Bill were very friendly and welcoming and Trudy was so helpful , removing furniture and getting a bed rail to make things easier for us. Would thoroughly recommend .

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very fresh, clean and comfortable accommodation, can't fault it really, credit to the onsite owners who were very friendly."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "We stayed at this cottage in June."

    So why would we book it again? We booked it again because it is ideal for my husband who has severe mobility problems. Dairy Cottage is extremely well equipped for a disabled person and Trudy, the owner checked to see if there was anything more she could add to the cottage to improve it for a person with mobility problems. We could not think of anything she could add, to make it better! We enjoyed a week of perfect weather and enjoyed sitting out on the rear terrace enjoying the sunshine. There are some lovely walks in the area, which I was able to do whilst my husband had a snooze. We enjoyed some delicious breakfasts at nearby venues and coffees and cake at various cafes. This was a very relaxing holiday for us. The cottage is spotlessly clean, and extremely well equipped. We very much appreciated the goodies which were left in the cottage for us to enjoy. Now we have found Dairy Cottage, we will definitely be back. We would wholeheartedly recommend it and wish to thank Trudy and her husband for making our stay such a happy one.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property and friendly owner."

    Great facilities for the less able bodied (e.g. accessible wet room)

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2022

  • "Dairy Cottage is an extremely comfortable and friendly place to stay."

    From a really warm welcome on arrival to a final farewell. We enjoyed our stay through the hottest day on record at over 40C, the well insulated cottage stayed reasonably cool. I would heartily recommend this cottage and look forward to going back in the future.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "Hosts very attentive."

    cottage of a very high standard. we will use again.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Jul 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dairy Cottage."

    My husband has mobility problems and this accommodation was perfect for him. The wet room, with shower seat and grab rails was perfect. The cottage was very comfortable and had welcome extras - milk, tea, coffee, toiletries etc. which we very much appreciated. The owners have paid great attention to detail - the cottage was nicely furnished, spotlessly clean and contained all that you could wish for on a self catering holiday. A very big ‘thank you’ to Trudi.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2022

  • "We were delighted with this charming barn conversion cottage."

    The owners could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The only slight draw back was the fact that there was no mobile phone reception at the cottage but we only had to go outside a few yards to the front of the owners property for good reception.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very good accommodation , very clean, peacefull location."

    Enjoyed the week

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2022

  • "If you read this and all the other reviews, I'm pretty sure they'll all say much the same thing."

    Just fabulous. Immaculately presented, spotlessly clean, comfortable beds, very good shower and well equipped. Lovely hosts too, so you really can't ask for much more than that. Location wise, not bad either, with Lincoln, Nottingham and Grantham only a short drive away. Local shop in Long Bennington well stocked and only a short journey away. We were there for a few days to tour around a bit and meet with family who live local(ish) and as a base, suited our needs perfectly. We'll definitely go back again next time we're staying in the area.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning."

    Clean, warm, comfortable and everything provided. The owner is friendly and helpful. A huge thank you for the attention to detail and the obvious work which is put in to make Dairy Cottage what it is a lovely place to stay

    Reviewed by Tasos5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay , a very warm welcome on arrival ."

    Everything we needed was provided, warm rooms , comfy bed, perfect shower. could not have wished for better , i am sure we will return , ideal spot for visiting friends and family . Thank you Trudy . .

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Feb 2022

  • "We found the cottage in a spotlessly clean state."

    Everything you could need was to hand. Excellent barn conversion. Owner very friendly and available if there were problems but there were none. Couldn't fault it in any way and would thoroughly recommend it. 10/10.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, spotlessly clean, warm, welcoming and spacious."

    Owners very helpful but not intrusive. This is probably the best equipped accomodation we have stayed in, a real home from home and nice welcoming touches. Great location, very peaceful but well placed for access to the locality. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Susie5.0Jan 2022

  • "A beautiful and well appointed property, exceptionally clean and very well equipped."

    The owner was very friendly and her attention helped to make our stay perfect. Wonderfully spacious, Dairy Cottage has very high ceilings and highly efficient underfloor heating. Even in November, it was a splendid and very comfortable place to stay. The surroundings are most attractive and the location delightfully tranquil, and we very much hope to return.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2021

  • "Friendly hosts and lovely welcome pack."

    Comfy beds. Quiet location. Walks available from the doorstep. Great sized accommodation with everything you need for a self-catering holiday. Note mobile phone reception patchy locally so handy to have great WiFi in the cottage. Nice to have ensuite loo and the wet room dries out quickly. Cute little terrace if weather good for eating outside.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.4Oct 2021

  • "The rich history of the area within a 25 mile driving radius."

    On the down side is travel condition are difficult at certain times.

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2021

  • "This delightful cottage was very comfortable and quiet."

    It was furnished to a high standard.We sat out on the decking most mornings with our breakfast, and also in evenings stargazing , as it is quite dark.The whole area has lovely villages with great restaurants and pubs.Trudy , the host was very helpful and attended to any queries quickly.We definitely intend to return again.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautifully appointed and tastefully restored."

    Lovely welcome pack in the kitchen and toiletries in the bathroom. A real quiet retreat. Trudy and Bill could not have been more helpful. Will definitely be back when we are next in the area. Thanks very much for a lovely stay. Liz, Brian and Ellen

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x king size
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC - Doc M toilet layout
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Bio Mass Wood Chip heating system with underfloor heating throughout
  • During daylight hours this property is powered by Solar PV System
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawned area, decked area and furniture
  • Shop 4.9 miles, pub 3.2 miles
  • Note: This property is suited to those with limited mobility
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Sorry, no children
  • Please note: Dairy Cottage is for adults only
  • Note: A shower chair is available on request Please contact us if you have any questions regarding access Note: Wheelchair users can access the decked area from the second bedroom however there are 2 steps down to rear lawned garden area Please note: Mobile signals in the area can be intermittent Please note: This property only accepts weekly bookings between April and September.

The property

Long Bennington 4.7 miles.

Nestled in the Nottinghamshire countryside, on Hall Farm in Shelton near Long Bennington, is this rustic semi-detached barn conversion, Dairy Cottage.

This open-plan all-ground-floor property has been equipped for those with limited mobility and is surrounded by a wonderful rural vista, making this a lovely setting for a group of four wanting to escape the busyness of life.

Handy off-road parking for two cars greets you on arrival, take a moment to relish the peace and quiet on the lawn in front of the property, before ascending the ramp into your home-from-home.

You will be delighted to immediately come across a bright and welcoming open-plan living space with original features of the barn and toasty underfloor heating, where ample leather seating awaits you in front of the TV.

After watching a film in the sitting area, progress through to the well-presented kitchen, boasting fabulous white fittings and a wealth of appliances, including a washing machine and dishwasher!

Gather your group and enjoy a meal in the charming dining area and make plans for your expeditions.

In the evening, wander down the corridor to find two pleasant king-size bedrooms, both featuring exposed beams and ample storage, one with an en-suite cloakroom.

The second bedroom leads to a decked area; enjoy alfresco dining in the sun and savour those countryside views.

The spacious wet room is a great spot for getting ready, it's well-equipped and contains supportive handrails throughout.

You will find your amenities in the village of Long Bennington, grab your essentials at the shops and stop for a pint at the Royal Oak, before going birdwatching in Muston Meadows and enjoying an entertaining costumed tour around Belvoir Castle.

Venture to the town of Newark-on-Trent and stroll through Newark Castle's gardens, before enjoying a riverside picnic by the River Trent, or trying your hand at angling in Balderton Lake.

Travel south to Grantham and spot the wildlife in the Hills and Hollows, learn about the town's history in Grantham Museum, or visit Belton House and view the deer that have made its grounds their home.

For a unique day out, visit Nottingham and enjoy a tour through the fascinating City of Caves, or watch fantastic live entertainment at Rock City, or for more attractions, be sure to travel to the bustling cathedral city of Lincoln.

For your next marvellous holiday in Nottinghamshire, choose Dairy Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Grantham 8.3 miles; Nottingham 21 miles; Lincoln 24.8 miles.

Situated in the delightful South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire is this charming linear village Long Bennington. Resting alongside the River Witham, this settlement lies south-east of the county town, Lincoln, and just east of Nottingham, as well as being within driving distance for a day trip to the coast, or the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB. Within the village you can find a Co-op Food Store, as well as several pubs, along with a café and a fish and chip shop, providing a host of amenities for a wonderful self-catered stay. Enjoy riverside walks along the Witham and in the surrounding area, visiting the various villages along the way, or head into the nearby towns of Lincoln, Nottingham, Newark-on-Trent or Grantham, all offering a smattering of entertainment, including a wider selection of pubs and shops, as well as local history and attractions.

Please note : Dairy Cottage is for adults only. The property does not accept children.

Please note: Mobile signals in the area can be intermittent

Please note: This property only accepts weekly bookings between April and September.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter