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Carrington Cottage

(Ref. 986253)

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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at Carrington Cottage."

    It was very clean and comfortable. It is in a very peaceful location and the garden was beautifully maintained, our dogs had access to the garden which was perfect for us. All in all it is everything you could ask for and we would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2024

  • "Comfortable, quiet accommodation in the middle of the Lincolnshire countryside."

    It is a good position for trips into beautiful cathedral city of Lincoln, the surrounding area, and coast. The cottage is opposite the owner with a family member living in accommodation ajoining Carrington cottage so any queries are well catered for.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7May 2024

  • "Carrington Cottage was the ideal base for us to stay whilst returning to our old home City to meet up daily with relatives & friends."

    The photos online need updating, as all photos show towels - on the beds, in both the cloakroom & bathroom. We coped with kitchen-roll the first night (!) it was a 9 hour journey & all we wanted to do was unwind & sleep & borrowed from friends for the rest of our stay. Looking back online it IS in the description, in the small print right at the bottom, but I went by the photos! It's in a lovely setting, so very peaceful, our 2 dogs loved the fields behind the farm (which had no animals in them) - I relished the lovely quiet & peaceful area. We were a tad concerned on our first night, as the heating went off about 8pm & to be honest, we were cold (what a dreadful winter/spring we're all experiencing), but from then on, it was around 10pm - there is no way of altering the heating from inside Carrington cottage. We did find a fan heater in the smaller bedroom which held the wardrobe, so that was used to warm the bedroom before sleep! All in all, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Veronica4.4Apr 2024

  • "Good location for visiting Lincoln and surrounding towns."

    Property very clean, warm and comfortable. The owners were friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed our stay but were grateful that the flat above wasn’t occupied while we were there. Reading the guest book comments - it’s obviously not very well sound proofed. Might be worth checking before you book if you think it may bother you.

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Feb 2024

  • "Lovely peeps Lake fishing out standing can not wait to go back"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2023

  • "It was a lovely cottage it was very clean and the beds were very comfortable it ..."

    It was a lovely cottage it was very clean and the beds were very comfortable it was just the road to get to it but we were very lucky only met car twice and a bit far from shop but after saying that we are older if we were younger we would not have minded but would definitely recommend it

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a great week in the cottage in a lovely setting despite the floods."

    The cottage was warm and clean and just right for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2023

  • "Only 1 small trivial thing and that was it wasn't the most comfortable of beds."

    .and it was a little low to the floor...but everything else was excellent.. beautiful location.. especially when you need to escape the noise of fast paced Life

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Sep 2023

  • "A perfect gem for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful peace of the country."

    Beautiful garden and apartment, cosy and homely. A great find.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, clean and well maintained."

    We were greeted in a friendly manner when we arrived, and the owners were very accommodating.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jul 2023

  • "Owners were very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble."

    The cottage has everything we needed and was very warm and comfortable. A beautiful setting and very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely location and peaceful."

    Views and walks from cottage were stunning. Very well appointed and handy to have owners onsite for minor issues. Owners were very accomodating and laid back.. Really enjoyed our stay as the owners made us very welcome but the noise from the upstairs flat was very noticeable with every noise at 0530am etc being heard ie dog dropping ball on the floor constantly and doors opening.. Patio area needs a weed treatment. Enjoyed our stay and the area and the cottage but wouldnt probably stay in the groundfloor flat again due to the noise intrusion from above.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely 2 weeks - great walks on the door for the dogs."

    Super garden. Facilities all good. Carole and John were extremely helpful and welcoming. Good luck with the wedding. Would be good if the cottages had use of a shared washing machine.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

  • "Our second stay in five weeks."

    As previous stay, relaxing and pleasant - no hassles, niggles or negatives. Hosts friendly, I'm sure they would have dealt promptly with any problems if there had been any.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely setting, looking over at the Abbey ruin, countryside and the main house was really nice, and it was quiet."

    Good size downstairs accommodation, with 2 bedrooms, en-suite, very good size, and a second toilet which was very handy, even though there was only 2 of us. Nicely laid out kitchen, with essential items provided. Had no problem using the oven and microwave, glad to see they were basic models so easy to use. Heating came on at essential times, that was good, no having to play about with a boiler you're not used to. No problem parking, lots of space. The road leading down from the main road was longer than we thought it would be, partly because we were there about 9pm, so it was very, very dark, and we thought we'd gone wrong. All in all highly recommended, Carole was very friendly and helpful. Thank you for letting us stay on your farm.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Apr 2023

  • "A very clean, cosy and comfortable apartment in a quiet location surrounded by green fields, yet only a 20 minute drive from Lincoln city centre."

    The apartment is well equipped and warm. On arrival we were welcomed by the owners, which made it even more special. It was our first holiday with our dog and we absolutely loved it. We will definitely be back soon.

    Reviewed by Angelica5.0Apr 2023

  • "The most relaxing accommodation we have ever stayed in the UK."

    Spotlessly clean, no frills but everything that is needed for a comfortable stay. So good that we have already booked to go back in a few weeks time.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great location."

    Host was very attentive and the property was very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Nov 2022

  • "We loved this property."

    It was just what we wanted, snug, comfortable, quiet. Our two dogs loved it too. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We would certainly come back.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful place to stay with everything you will need for a self catering break away."

    Very warm apartment! Unavoidable noise from the upstairs apartment. Lovely area for walks and history our dogs loved their walks both around the local area and the beaches which were a fairly short drive away. The hosts were lovely.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely peaceful location yet close to the beautiful city of Lincoln."

    Reviewed by Nina4.7Jul 2022

  • "Carrington Cottage was a lovely place to stay, quiet and beautiful."

    It was in the perfect location for walking and near enough to easily drive to the sea for the day. The cottage itself was spotless and the owners had taken care to think of everything that would make it comfortable. We enjoyed having lovely neighbours who were friendly but getting on with their own lives and holidays. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely week - our first time in Lincoln, and it will not be our last."

    The hosts were welcoming and friendly, and the cottage was spotless, with everything we needed for a week's stay. Although the weather was very mixed we enjoyed sitting out to eat in the garden and played a quick 'round' of golf! The sunrise and sunsets here are spectacular, as are the birds that visit the garden. The road up to the property is quite narrow and a little worse for wear in parts, but nothing our car could not cope with. This is a great base to visit the area. Lincoln itself is lovely, as are many of the local towns. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would visit again. Many thanks to the hosts who have clearly given a lot of thought about what people need on their holidays.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0May 2022

  • "Well presented, warm and cosy property with lovely views."

    Nice to be greeted by the owner on arrival. Use of garden and access to open countryside and public footpaths from the front door a great bonus especially for dog owners. Comfortable double bed, lots of hot water to enjoy a soak in the huge en suite bath. The property would benefit from a few additions such a hairdryer, freezer (difficult though to fit in the small kitchen) a couple of small and medium size pyrex bowls, couple of wooden spoons, replace the worn out plastic measuring jug and baking sheet. Guests need to be aware that access to the property is reached by a roughly surfaced farm road. Noise from guests in studio flat above may be an issue at times.

    Hi Jo-Anne, thank you for your feedback. As requested by a few guests we have now installed an under-counter fridge/freezer, as your request wooden spoons, Pyrex bowls and baking trays have been replaced new. There was always a hairdryer available just as discussed on arrival, ask for anything you need. In the cottage description we have asked Sykes to make it known access is a single track country lane which facilitates the isolation and solitude that makes Carrington Cottage such a special place. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo-anne3.4Feb 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay, comfortable and clean cottage"

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Dec 2021

  • "Just brilliant cannot fault it the cottage was very comfortable & clean carole & ..."

    Just brilliant cannot fault it the cottage was very comfortable & clean carole & jon are very friendly just brilliant absolutely love to go back

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2021

  • "We loved Carrington, lovely garden so sit in had the weather been nice!"

    Just a little isolated in the evenings but we didn’t mind. Not a lot going on in the nearest villages but there was some nice pubs which were dog friendly and did lovely food.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Aug 2021

  • "We and our small grandson enjoyed our holiday and the outside space just what we needed with 6yr old."

    Owners lovely nice and quite.A freezer would have been helpful as no shops nearby.Would recommend

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.1Aug 2021

  • "Good value."

    Helpful hosts. Quiet location.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Jul 2021

  • "A wonderful week spent at Carrington Cottage; the location is idyllic for peace & quiet and getting away from it all - all you can hear is birdsong."

    The cottage was very comfortable and modern and the owners, who live on site, are very friendly.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful stay at Carrington Cottage."

    Carole & Jon are wonderful hosts and we had everything we needed and more. The location of the property was perfect for a week away. We would absolutely love to come back.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2021

  • "Very welcoming , an excellent place to stay to explore lincolnshire"

    Reviewed by Barry5.0May 2021

  • "Comfortable clean and well equipped accomadation The owners made us welcom and were very helpfull"

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a great week at Carrington Cottage."

    There was a warm welcome on arrival and the cottage had everything we needed. It is about 5 miles outside Lincoln so provided a great base for exploring both the city itself and the surrounding countryside. We would strongly recommend Carrington Cottage to anyone planning an extended visit to that area.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2020

  • "Brilliant setting, lots of lovely places to visit locally peaceful surroundings, Owners were fantastic, greats walks really close by, very dog friendly."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2020

  • "The hosts were fantastic very friendly and helpful."

    The cottage was beautiful in a lovely setting would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by J5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is a lovely place."

    Quiet and comfortable. The hosts Carole and John are friendly and supportive, not intrusive. If you want a quiet relaxing break, but still want easy access to a city and its facilities this place could not be better. Excellent for walks and relaxing. Great for dogs. I heartily recommend this property and will be returning.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2020

  • "Hi end spec with netflix tv (unexpected)."

    Very helpful hosts with a nice area to run around with dog. Only drawback ,being older the seating was quite low and while comfortable,was not easy to get up from. Otherwise had a good time with Lincoln being close by for sightseeing

    Reviewed by June4.7Aug 2020

  • "Very nice accommodation, lovely owner who respected privacy."

    Everything was available in the cottage, it was really clean. Lots to see and do around the local area, especially for the military minded. I was sorry to leave after the week, so much had I enjoyed the visit

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2020

  • "I chose Carrington Cottage as a base for exploring and photography, it did not disappoint."

    I was greeted by the very friendly owners who respected my privacy too. Very cosy and warm cottage with high quality fittings. Stunning countryside all around, with the Viking Way on your doorstep. Great place if you like wildlife too. I would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2020

  • "The flat is very warm and well equipped."

    It is very rural and easy to miss in the dark, so read the directions well. We may have been unlucky with the neighbours in the flat above during our stay, as they were so noisy. It sounded like they were running up and down all day! My only gripe is that the sofa isn't very comfortable and is quite low and may be difficult for anyone with mobility issues to get off, I have bad knees and struggled.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.1Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was in our standards a 5 star rating."

    We would highly recommend this cottage and location to anyone who wants to have a relaxing holiday. Our hosts were extremely welcoming, helpful and friendly. Don’t just take our word for it experience it yourselves and you won’t regret it.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2020

  • "This cottage is an ideal retreat."

    Lovely and quiet but within easy reach of Lincoln. Fixtures and fittings are excellent and to a very high standard. Carol and Jon are very welcoming but also respect your privacy. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2019

  • "Well positioned for the quietness of the countryside but still only 15-20 minutes from Lincoln."

    The cottage was warm and comfortable and suited the two of us very well as a starting point for going out but also as relaxing base for days in when the weather wasn't so good.

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Oct 2019

  • "No it was a lovely area and a beautiful location so quite."

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Aug 2019

  • "Had a fantastic time at Carrington cottage everything was perfect local shops were nearby the owners were lovely people there if you needed them,the cottage had everything that you needed would definitely recommend it, peaceful and relaxing would love to return in the future."

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jul 2019

  • "This holiday suited our needs excellently as we have 2 active spaniels, and the owners were most accommodating towards them."

    We could open the cottage door and let them out to run on the very large garden. As a warning, perhaps holiday makers should be aware this cottage is situated deep in the countryside...ideal for bird watching and spotting, but not for sufferers of hay fever. Also the footpaths went through fields of cows, which can be a bit alarming sometimes.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Jun 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x single
  • Cloakroom
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge
  • TV with freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared enclosed garden to rear
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Horses welcome, please contact the owner for more details
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: The property is accessed down a 1.2 mile long single track country lane
  • Note: Riding and pasture for horses is available on prior arrangement with the owner
  • Note: Garden is shared with property Ref 969184
  • Note: Electric charger with a universal socket and type 2 free cable connector (7 pins) and charges at the 3.6 Kw rate. The owner would like holidays to start on a Saturday
  • Note: Towels are not provided.

The property

Approached via quiet country roads, with close proximity to the historic ruins of Barlings Abbey, is this single-storey stable conversion resting below Abbey Cottage.

Nestled in a small hamlet, yet within easy reach of the city of Lincoln, make yourselves comfortable in this stylish accommodation for three.

It is ideally suited to a couple or small family wanting to escape to the country, with many footpaths and bridleways straight from the doorstep.

You are welcomed inside by a contemporary open-plan living room, tied together with bright and fresh colour schemes.

Relax on the plush brown corner sofa and watch a film with your loved ones after an adventure on the Viking Way or read your favourite book as the aroma of a freshly cook meal drifts from the kitchen.

Dine over a bottle of wine, chat about events from the day, and utilise the sleek worktops for preparing a picnic to take on a hike.

There are two lovely bedrooms to complete the cottage, along with a separate cloakroom.

The double is fresh and clean with a dressing table, mirror and views of green fields, where cows occasionally come to graze.

There is an adjoining bathroom offering a spacious feel and next door, the single room offers the same pleasant aspect towards the back fields.

You are invited to wander the grounds of Ferry House Farm and even bring your horses to the stables if you wish, and ride in one of four fields belonging to the owner.

Make the most of this wonderful location, right in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds, surrounded by cycle paths, with the Viking Way passing through the drive of the main farmhouse.

Enjoy a refreshing drink at the pub after an invigorating walk and explore many more historic towns and villages in the area.

Other attractions include Lincoln Castle and cathedral, the Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park and the Museum of Lincolnshire Life.

This ground floor apartment is the ideal bolthole for a holiday you won't forget.

This property can be booked with Abbey Cottage 969184 to sleep 5.

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About the location


Newark 12 miles.

The city of Lincoln offers numerous places to visit, making it an ideal holiday destination. Its impressive hill-top medieval cathedral not only boasts striking architecture but was also a film location for both The Da Vinci Code and coronation scenes in Young Victoria. Walk the walls of Lincoln Castle and climb the tower, taking in views over the city. In the summer months, enjoy the open-air theatre, pop and rock concerts and re-enactment weekends in the castle grounds. The castle also houses Lincoln’s Magna Carta. Lincoln has great shopping with quaint and quirky independent shops in the cathedral quarter, including the famous Christmas Market in early December. The area offers several aviation attractions from World War II museums to present day airfields and the International Bomber Command Centre. Nearby Waddington is home to the Red Arrows and the Dambusters Inn and Heritage Centre. Other local attractions include Doddington Hall, Whisby Nature Park, Hartsholme Country Park, Lincolnshire's transport museum and Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park, making Lincoln an excellent destination for all the family.

The owner would like holidays to start on a Saturday.