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Sunny Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Booked this on behalf of work colleagues, all of which said they enjoyed staying there and for site, it was a good location."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2023

  • "The place is located in such a beautiful spot."

    I would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by NeilNov 2023

  • "We had an absolutely amazing time in Sunny Cottage."

    It was such a homely place with lovely gardens to explore (although kept dog on lead because wasn’t sure it was completely dog proof). Everyone loved it… the kids especially loved the little areas where fairies could be found such as the outdoor Wendy house. Loved how there was a separate dining area and also the comfort and books and games and jigsaws! Would definitely come back. May be a good idea to have wi fi in annexe but the kids absolutely adored the cinema wall and gave us a much needed rest every day after exploring the local area. We will definitely be back! Thank you! An absolute gem.

    Reviewed by RachaelAug 2023

  • "This cottage was one of the worst we have stayed in."

    The toilets were disgusting -appreciate you can’t use bleach with a septic tank but there are other ways of keeping toilets clean. There were cobwebs everywhere and the kitchen floor looked like it had never been cleaned - get a steam cleaner on it if you don’t want to use detergents. The shower cradle broke on the 2nd day so had to hold it while trying to shower. One of the blinds in the lodge didn’t work. We also had a leak from the bathroom through the light fitting in the kitchen ceiling. I reported this as it was dangerous and it was dealt with promptly. The cottage is in a lovely peaceful spot with nice gardens and is a good base, we found plenty of places to visit and had some very nice meals out but the whole place is in need of freshening up and needs a deep clean

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2023

  • "It was a lovely space, and great for the dogs."

    The place is secure for them, it's pretty quiet most of the time, its nicely decorated and provisioned but the listing was a bit misleading in places. The house is indeed surrounded by woods, and there is indeed a gate that leads directly to them. But it's locked and the woods, we were told by the house wonders when we called to ask for the key, are private property, so no access. And we made the booking based on that so we could walk an old dog without her having to go very far. And the house is indeed secluded and nestled in green and all the things the description says; but there is a house next door, about 40 feet away, and we could hear cars coming and going.

    Hi David, Many thanks for taking the time for feedback and we’re so glad you enjoyed your stay at Sunny Cottage. We don’t advertise in the listing that there is access to the private estate that surrounds us. The cottage was originally the game keepers cottage and we are lucky enough to overlook the Syston estate woodland, with our own half acre of woodland and herb and wild flower gardens, which we hope you enjoyed. The woods are frequented by wildlife and wild deer paths so we wouldn’t encourage dog walkers on this unspoilt land in any case. Coming straight out of the property our track leads you around a delightful bridle path, with beautiful views, that borders the estate - this is excellent for dog walking and on our door step. Hopefully you can make good use of it if you choose to return to the cottage another time. Very best wishes, Beth & Jonny Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2023

  • "This is an amazing location with an old cottage, modern lodge and amazing garden set adjacent to woodlands."

    A great place to relax. This was our third visit and we continue to have a great time whenever we go.

    Dear Andrew, Thank you so much for your comments. We are very happy indeed that you clearly enjoy the special ambience at the cottage just as much as we do and were able to relax there. We look forward to welcoming you both back. Very best wishes, Jonny & Beth Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2023

  • "Great relaxing location and the annex was brilliant for your extra guest who want some quiet time."

    The screen in the bedroom was also an added bonus. Lovely warm cosy cottage. Lots of wildlife. Saw deer everyday pass by and a whole variety of birds. A real haven and perfect for dogs. The Cottage was very warm which was unexpected. Lovely underfloor heating in the bathroom. Beds very comfy. A very nice welcome pack of wine and nibbles was a nice touch. The cooker was new to me but we got the hang of it in no time. It really cooked very well. The herb garden was also well used when cooking. I will be certainly recommend this property and location to anyone who wants to be close the nature but still not too far from facilities. The Stag pub do gorgeous meals with generous proportions. I look forward to return.

    Reviewed by TeresaMay 2023

  • "Sunny Cottage is an absolute gem."

    The photos really do not do justice to the home. It really feels far more like a home than a holiday let. As an avid cook it was such a joy to have a kitchen fully stocked with high quality pots pans etc. such a difference from the usual cheap ikea knives and the dreaded glass chopping board. It did take me a few days to get used to the Aga style cooker, having never used one before. The bedrooms are fitted with first class linen, real pillows and super comfortable mattresses. The house and gardens are packed full of glorious spaces. We were lucky enough to be there when the spectacular white magnolia was in full bloom. The garden was full of small bird visitors, and we saw the obligatory deer walking through the woods behind the garden walls. Special thanks to the lovely housekeepers from Peachy Clean who were super responsive to our calls for help for some minor teething trouble with the showers and hot water (mostly our own fault!) We’ll definitely be coming back to sample this magical space in some other seasons.

    Dear Nathaniel, Many thanks for your positive feedback - we are thrilled that you appreciated what the cottage has to offer as much as we do. It does have a unique atmosphere and is fascinating and relaxing in every season. We look forward to welcoming you back there another time. Kind regards, Jonny & Beth Property Owner

    Reviewed by NathanielApr 2023

  • "We loved the cottage and had a comfortable stay."

    It is surely one of the most interesting holiday cottages I have ever stayed in, with its antique furniture, a fabulous collection of books, TV and film memorabilia and a magical garden. Our dog enjoyed being out in the proper countryside - and it was very handy that there is a short hose available out the back to wash him down. We were surrounded by wildlife: roe deer, muntjacs, woodpeckers, owls, butterflies, moorhens and ducks on the nearby pond. The only downside really was that the gravel on the drive was so deep my little car had trouble getting in and out (aim left), and the garden path - while authentic and picturesque - was a bit of a potential tripping hazard for my elderly parents. Generally, though, it's a splendid place. There can't be many holiday destinations where you can watch deer playing in the woods whilst you wash up or eat lunch.

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2023

  • "Once upon a time there was a beautiful cottage in a secret garden, Surrounded by woodland."

    The name of Sunny Cottage. What an absolutely delightful, quirky cottage, which could very easily be dripping in magical fairytales. This cottage evokes the imagination so perfectly that I could write a book about it. The array of books inside the beautiful rooms, each room with its own individual ambience and atmosphere. Books ranging from the Celtic ku are zodiac by Helena Paterson, River Cottage by Hugh Fernley Whittingstall, Great Tales from English History by Robert Lacey and The massive vintage classic of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy to name but a few. A complete diversity of different titles in every room. The AGA in the kitchen is delightful to cook on and just the very action of doing this transports you to another time long ago. I believe there could be fairies in the garden and little elves hiding behind the bushes and in the log store. The little stone pathway leading to the front door of the cottage make it look like it was torn from the pages of a magical fairy tale. Take a moment to step outside and watch the winter sun filter between the trees. Alone in the woods at sunset and the deep golden light is filtering through the branches of the trees giving it a truly magical atmosphere and at night a rich black sky full of stars looking down on the wonderful nocturnal creatures wandering through the woods, hiding under the beautiful starry sky. Sunny cottage has opened my eyes and my imagination, this cottage has come straight out of a book of fairytales capturing endless stories just waiting to be told. A week in Sunny Cottage will let you’re imagination roam free, a truly exquisite holiday, that I will hold with me forever. Simply Beautiful.

    Reviewed by AngieJan 2023

  • "What an amazing place,we had the greatest family new year for a long time."

    the place was immaculate, nothing missing so meets your every requirements(snow would have capped it off) the cottage was amazing plenty of space but very cosy at the same time. 100% we will stop here again thankyou very much.

    That’s great to hear - Thank you for posting your positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed spending New Year at Sunny Cottage - it is a cosy and relaxing place to be in wintertime. Look forward to welcoming you and your family back in the future. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanDec 2022

  • "This was one of the best holiday houses we have ever stayed in."

    The garden was absolutely gorgeous, a fairy-tale hideaway that we never wanted to leave. The house is not enormous (the 6'1" member of the party took a few cranial hits) but it is so thoughtfully laid out and furnished, it couldn't have been more comfortable and welcoming, and had our party been any larger, the annexe would have been perfect to allow other members a little privacy away from the general carnage of family life. The house is so hidden away you would never find it if you didn't know it was there and utterly private, while being only a couple of miles from town amenities, and very close to the marvellous Belton House. We never return to self catering properties but we are giving serious consideration to coming back here because we enjoyed it so thoroughly. A gem.

    Reviewed by JeanetteOct 2022

  • "An amazing property with so much character, wonderful private location, great facilities and so much to do without even leaving the cottage and lodge."

    We love this cottage and cannot recommend it enough to anyone looking for a quiet escape from the pressures of everyday life.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2022

  • "We had a lovely family weekend at this cottage."

    It is in a peaceful setting in the woods with beautiful surroundings and within walking distance of the village. The cottage was comfortable, well equipped and full of character. We would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by CharlesAug 2022

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

    So cosy, comfortable, peaceful and extremely well equipped. Would happily recommend to all and hope to stay again. Highly recommend the local pub The Stag - excellent food.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2022

  • "Oh my goodness!"

    This cottage has left a significant impact on all of the different personalities that stayed for the week. We didn’t want to leave and were quite emotional when we did. This might seem over dramatic, but due to our professions we find it very difficult to relax. The ambience in different areas of the cottage, and especially the secluded nooks and crannies in the garden, provided perfect peace. Imagination exists both inside and out and we found it unnecessary to visit the sights. So quiet with herds of deer feeding close by. I would rather live here than my own home! Planning our return already and only arrived home yesterday. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Thank you! We are so happy that you enjoyed the magic of Sunny Cottage and really appreciate your heartfelt words. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TracyAug 2022

  • "A Beautiful & very well maintained property,fab gardens which we were able to ..."

    A Beautiful & very well maintained property,fab gardens which we were able to enjoy with fortunate good weather, we would definitely recommend if visiting this area

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review and recommending on. We are so glad Sunny Cottage lived up to its name for you and that you enjoyed the gardens. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeffrfeyJun 2022

  • "Wow, what a fantastic cottage and location!"

    We had an amazing break at Sunny Cottage where the authentic period feel, magnificent private garden and excellent facilities combined to make a marvelous holiday. The wonderful selection of books and entertainment meant that there was always something to do without leaving the cottage. The conservatory makes for lovely sun-trap in which to relax with so much character. Definitely going back again.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2022

  • "The instructions for finding the cottage weren't great."

    They assumed that you were coming from the North and relied on the user being able to identify roads by name. It would have been better if they'd been along the lines of turn off the A153 at Barkston by the Stag Pub etc. It would also have been helpful if there had been a sign at the end of the drive to say that it was the driveway for Sunny Cottage. The Annex is a short distance from the cottage. I had thought that it was attached or that there was just a very short walkway. I probably just didn't read the listing thoroughly enough. At any rate this wasn't a problem. Otherwise the cottage and its situation were delightful. I'd love to know what happened to the garden's creator, Herbert Exton. Did he live out his days at the cottage?

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2022

  • "Sunny cottage is a lovely cottage."

    Well equipped kitchen and nice and clean. A few Christmas trimmings had been put around the cottage and some fairy lights in the garden (but we couldn't get these to work). The cottage itself is warm and cosy with plenty of books. We were disappointed to discover that the surrounding woodlands are private, as its one of the things that attracted us to the cottage. The gardens are nice, probably better in the spring and summer. The annex is nice, tea and coffee making facilities and plenty of dvds for the projector. The king-size bed in the annex is a very firm mattress, not the most comfortable! Unless you like a firm bed.

    Dear Kathryn, Firstly, thank you for coming to stay at Sunny Cottage with your family over Christmas and for your feedback, which we greatly appreciate. We wish you had had snow this year for the full “The Holiday” experience, but glad you found the cottage clean, cosy and warm. The cottage was once upon a time the gamekeeper’s cottage of the surrounding Syston Park estate, but we don’t (unfortunately!) own the these acres of mature woodland - we just get to enjoy looking at them. The cottage sits in circa half an acre of its own gardens on the edge of this estate and the brick garden wall runs along the perimeter. While the woods we look out into are private to protect the wildlife and the saplings, the cottage itself consequently enjoys greater peace and quiet and privacy since we in turn are not overlooked by the public as well as having this privileged setting to observe the wild deer /pheasants etc without disturbing them. We are frustrated you couldn’t get the outdoor fairy lights to work and it would have been no bother for us if you had contacted the management company during your stay to say that this was an issue. It’s disappointing for us since we bought new lights especially for your stay with you being the first guests staying over Christmas since it became a holiday cottage. They are battery-operated so should have worked in similar way to the indoor ones, but we shall investigate of course. It’s difficult to find a mattress to suit all tastes and there are a variety across the various bedrooms to try and cater for this. Sorry the kingsize memory mattress in the cinema room was too firm for you, but glad you enjoyed the use of the films/projector. We are pleased you thought the cottage gardens were nice even in winter. You are right, though, the gardens are particularly stunning in the Spring and most idyllic to spend time in throughout the Summer months so we do hope you might return to enjoy these seasons another time. Wishing you and your family all the very best for this New Year. Jonny & Beth Property Owner

    Reviewed by KathrynDec 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage, and was excellent for our family holiday with young children."

    It is a very charming property and set in a beautiful garden and surrounding location. Our only significant complaint was that cooking on an Aga-type stove was difficult for novices, and inconvenient whilst we were on holiday as we did not want to spend hours preparing and cooking our food. The digital projector in the anexe could not be made to work, we believe due to there being no connection between the projector and the DVD player.

    Hi Alan, Thank you for leaving feedback after your stay and glad you enjoyed the atmosphere at the cottage with your young family - we have spent many happy holidays there with our children too. We are obviously sorry you had difficulties cooking on a range cooker - there should be simple instructions in the cottage info pack, but we will check these are clear enough. I wish we would have known you had difficulty with it as I would gladly have guided you through it anytime and the management company is also always on hand to answer any queries you might have had on the phone or in person. Ordinarily the cooker should be on all day and ready to cook at a moment’s notice as well as keeping the kitchen cosy so I’m frustrated you felt inconvenienced as we haven't had this feedback before. We will certainly ensure that any future guests don’t have the same experience and can enjoy the benefits of cooking on the range whether they have used one before or not. Regarding the cinema projector, this hasn’t happened before and again had we known there was a problem we would gladly have tried to resolve this over the phone or arranged for someone to come out to fix it. It is altogether possible previous guests removed or dislodged an HDMI cable by accident - we will certainly look into this asap and apologies that you weren’t able to watch any films on the big screen this time. Thank you very much for taking the time to give this feedback - we value it greatly and do hope you will return to the cottage another day. Very best wishes Jonny & Beth Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanNov 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time at Sunny cottage and would happily go back again."

    I learnt to use the Aga, very easy to use and had no problems. The gardens are amazing, saw a herd of dear over the wall neighbouring the cottage, spectacular. We used the local pub, very friendly staff. The property has the most extensive book and {DVD, in the annex} collection i have ever seen. Spent most evenings in the garden or conservatory/dining room.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2021

  • "Lovely stay - the cottage and gardens are beautiful and well thought out."

    We didn't have the same issues as the previous visitors who had trouble with the oven because we found that we could turn it off whenever we needed to - though it's worth saying that there are no other cooking facilities so if you want to cook then it does need to be on and it does make the house very cosy! The children's bedroom is also right above it so we had a little trouble getting our toddler to sleep one night, but we learnt our lesson and kept all doors and windows open when cooking from then on. The other thing I'd say is that we had mistakenly thought that the woodland the cottage is situated in was private to the cottage and that therefore we'd be able to go out into the woods and explore. We were a little disappointed to not be able to go and hunt for a gruffalo! But these are such minor issues for what was generally a lovely experience.

    Reviewed by LJul 2021

  • "Garden amazing Great peaceful location Annex lovely and modern (and much ..."

    Garden amazing Great peaceful location Annex lovely and modern (and much cooler than cottage, see below) Furnishings and decor in cottage not to our liking (but that is a personal taste thing) Aga far from ideal, particularly in a heatwave Hard to keep bedrooms cool (particularly those with small opening windows), again not helped by the heatwave

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2021

  • "Wonderful accommodation and beautiful gardens."

    Everything was so well thought out and cared for. The library and books throughout the house offered something for every reader and the house was equipped with everything you would need. This is a lovely cottage in a peaceful location. We had a lovely time. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by SallyApr 2021

  • "The wooded situation of this cottage was magical and the books, furnishings and Farrow and Ball paint contributed to its lovely ambience."

    The garden was of great interest with lovely trees, shrubs and plants as was the wild life It really is an exceptional place to stay and I didn't realise that the Lincolnshire Wolds were so picturesque. This is praise indeed as I live in the Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: x2 ground floor bedrooms, 1 x kingsize and 1 x double with adjoining en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC in separate lodge annexe, 1 x kingsize, 1 x twin and 1 x child’s room / nursery in main cottage
  • Maximum 6 Adults allowed at this property
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Breakfast kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • AGA oven and hob, microwave, fridge, cafetiere, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, iron and ironing board, Smart TV, projector with DVDs, WiFi, piano, games, and selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private lawned area with furniture and BBQ (bbq available in spring/summer)
  • Access to half an acre of woodland and Herb and wild flower garden
  • One-well behaved pet welcome at an additional cost; please ask beforehand if intending to bring more
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: This Property is suitable for family and couple getaways
  • Stag/Hen parties and other parties are not accepted at this property
  • Note: Maximum of 6 adults
  • Please note: WiFi is available in the main house only, and not in the annex
  • Note: This property accepts holiday rentals only not commercial bookings

The property

Nestled in a glade on the edge of acres of striking mature woodland is the stunning fairytale-esque Sunny Cottage, perfect for a restful break in the Lincolnshire countryside.

Make your way through beautiful forest tracks to discover this former gamekeepers cottage, which is now a family-friendly dwelling, enjoying delightful seclusion, privacy and tranquility half a mile up a hill above the village of Barkston, this is your own hidden escape in a secret garden!

Through a pair of five-bar gates is a gravel parking area for several cars overlooked by apple trees and a log store.

The cottage hides in the middle of a quintessentially English cottage garden approached via a winding brick path laid in herringbone pattern, over grown with lilac and edged with hellebores, the fragrance in spring and summer is intoxicating.

The garden was created in the 1950s by a well-known local garden designer called Herbert Exton and it was laid out to look magically overgrown, reminiscent of the one described in Frances Hodgson Burnetts classic story The Secret Garden, the garden actually appears in Rosemary Vereys book Secret Garden and it was also featured in Geoff Hamiltons popular television series Paradise Gardens, at that time, Herbert reckoned there were over 2000 varieties of plants and flowers in the garden.

The charming cottage garden, with its stunning mass of tree peonies, snowdrops, wild flowers, ferns, aquilegia, fruit trees and pretty flowered borders now surround the buildings, connected by narrow pathways running between the trees, shrubbery and the old brick estate wall - perfect for hide and seek, there are also no fewer than seven benches positioned around the garden to follow sun or shade.

The cottage itself retains tremendous character, make your way into the main building, boasting original features, exposed beams and contemporary furnishings, with a handy cloakroom and boutique boot room found on entrance.

Homely meals can be cooked inside the bespoke country kitchen area where you'll find rustic original flooring, Belfast sink, Sandyford range Stove and timber kitchen units, complemented with breakfast seating for two for those who want to overlook the cooking.

Resting behind here is a stylish and spacious utility (fitted with a large fridge/freezer, handy dishwasher, washing machine and microwave oven) with a backdoor leading out to an extensive herb garden and sunny dining area next to raised beds and a potting shed, enjoy an alfresco lunch or breakfast on a bright morning, perfect for spotting passing pheasants and deer in the surrounding wood.

French doors lead off the kitchen to a gorgeous bright conservatory dining room where family meals can also be enjoyed at a large rustic wooden table and benches, Theres also a relaxing Adirondack chair and a selection of gardening and beekeeping books.

Unwind in one of two delightful sittings rooms, grabbing the popcorn and picking a film from the Smart TV as you snuggle into a blanket, or cosy up in the book lined library room next to the woodburning stove.

Upstairs is the fantastic family bathroom with underfloor heating, unwind in the lavish cast iron roll top bath after a day of exploring, or catch a brisk morning wake up in the mosaic lined shower, When you're ready to call it a night, retire to one of the three charming cottage bedrooms, a king-size with a spacious wardrobe and stunning French antique bed (duckdown or hypoallergenic duvets & pillows available), a twin room with an antique writing desk and a cosy childrens single room with a large selection of childrens books for all ages, there is ample storage across the rooms and designer decor.

Then make your way to the separate garden lodge annexe via the lovely nature-filled walkway, to find two bedroom suites, a ground floor king size oak bed or a quaint antique cast-iron double, both bedrooms share a spacious Jack and Jill en suite shower room with toasty under floor heating throughout the annexe, treat yourself to a cinema experience with the overhead projector from the comfort of your bed or enjoy a tinkle on the piano, while making use of the tea and coffee making facilities and fridge, this space is flexible for either one family or two couples, each bedroom has a separate exterior entrance.

If you can tear yourself away, in spite of its secluded location, the cottage is very well-situated for a wide variety of day trips, head a couple of minutes down the main road to Belton House, a magnificent National Trust property with formal gardens, avenue lined wooded parks, an enormous wooden adventure playground in the forest, a miniature train and an indoor play/cafe for wet weather days, the pretty market town of Grantham nearby has most major supermarkets which can also home deliver.

The local village of Barkston boasts the Stag pub as well as a filling station with a shop, while less than a mile down the road is the wonderful Syston Park estate farm shop and deli with fresh local food and cafe, in summer months you can also enjoy picking your own sensational fruit on the farm.

There are a choice of golf courses within a 15 mile radius, Belton Woods Hotel and Country Club is only a couple of miles away, offering two championship golf courses, racquet sports, a gymnasium and swimming pool.

There are familiar film locations nearby too (as seen in The Crown, Pride and Prejudice and The Da Vinci Code etc), Discover glorious Belvoir castle, which commands a superlative view across the Lincolnshire plains (and which exhibits the original world-famous portrait of King Henry VIII by Holbein) and then dine at delightful Chequers Inn pub nearby or visit the other local castles of Grimsthorpe & Tattershall or Doddington Hall & Gardens, splendid Tudor mansion Burghley House is three quarters of an hour away by car, visit the museums of Melton and Millgate, or Southwell workhouse before visiting one of Geoff Hamiltons 38 charming plots at Barnsdale Gard.

Twenty-five minutes south is Sir Isaac Newtons birthplace, Woolsthorpe Manor, now a charming National Trust museum with a wealth of science games available for children as well as being home to Newtons infamous apple tree, long since a place of pilgrimage for renowned scientists the world over, Einstein was there, Stephen Hawking, enjoy a potter in the exquisite town of Stamford before a delicious meal at The Olive Branch pub in Clipsham, (UK Pub of the Year, Good Food Guide, Michelin guide), beautiful Rutland Water is perfect for hiring bikes and other water sports while the nature reserve is another stunning spot for birdwatching and local wildlife.

Children will delight in the chance to visit little Jacks Farm at Bottesford, feeding animals or enjoying the indoor and outdoor craft areas, for an action packed day out, visit the vibrant city of Lincoln, home to the famous cathedral and castle fortress as well as a host of pretty retail stores, lively bars and restaurants and there's an entertaining theatre on and around the historic Steep Hill.

Or closer to home enjoy afternoon tea at the quaint Allington Manor or Sunday lunch at the award winning Brownlow Arms pub in nearby Hough-on-the-Hill.

All in all Sunny Cottage is an idyllic and atmospheric holiday home in central England set in private tranquil surroundings, conveniently situated just a few miles off the A1.

Note: This Property is suitable for family and couple getaways. Stag/Hen parties and other parties are not accepted at this property.
Note: Maximum of 6 adults.

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

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About the location


Melton Mowbray 11 miles.

The sizeable market town of Grantham lies in the heart of Lincolnshire, between historic Lincoln and Stamford. The town has a fine Gothic guildhall and pretty riverside walks with adjacent water meadows and associated wildlife. There is a wide array of restaurants, tea rooms and pubs with plenty of scope for a shopping trip, along with many manor houses and walled gardens nearby to visit. Grantham is surrounded by rolling countryside and pretty woodland, with nearby Ponton Park Wood offering walks and lovely views across its forest and farmland. Lincoln, Melton Mowbray and beautiful Stamford are all within easy reach and offer a great opportunity to spend a day discovering plenty of interesting attractions.

Note: This Property is suitable for family and couple getaways. Stag/Hen parties and other parties are not accepted at this property.
Note: Maximum of 6 adults & 1 child

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas