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The Old Baker's Shop

(Ref. 1044042)

Belchford near Horncastle, Lincolnshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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69 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic property and spotlessly clean."

    Great facilities and the garden is great to sit out in and relax. It's so good I will be booking again very soon.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2024

  • "This was our 3rd visit to the OldBakery!"

    The property is immaculate, set in a small village with a lovely pub, the Bluebell, very near! Barbara the owner is an excellent host and makes sure you have everything you need! The kitchen is very well equipped if you want to self cater! The beds too are very comfy with nice bedding and plenty of hot water for shower/ bath! Great place to stay!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely very clean and well equipped cottage."

    Good parking at property. Barbara was very welcoming. Pub excellent food and good beer and wine. Very friendly. Fish and chip van on Mondays was good and well priced. Nice local walks. Only negative is for the directions. It states to go past the Bluebell pub on your RIGHT, and cottage is 4th house on the Right. It should read past pub on your LEFT and cottage is 4th on the left. We did a few roundabout turns and asking for cottage before finding it.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "This little cottage conversion was just beautiful."

    Spotlessly clean, with lovely soft towels and bedding, and very comfortable beds! The crockery and utensils were first class. Heating excellent with no restrictions, (not that we needed it), the weather being exceptionally mild! Hot water plentiful, and the ‘over the bath’ shower is the best I’ve ever experienced!! Barbara, the host, was welcoming and not at all intrusive. The local pub, two minutes stroll away, was nice with good food. Walks on the Viking Way accessible from any direction in the village. It’s dog friendly with a small but secure garden. We really enjoyed our stay at The Old Bakers Shop, and will definitely return again. Top quality!

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very good very friendly was really nice to stay here"

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely holiday."

    The cottage was great, very clean, good well equipped property with comfy beds. The owner was lovely and helpful and gave us a warm welcome. Its ideally situated for visiting the coast and also local villages, horncastle town is 5 minutes drive away with good shops to get all you need for a self catering holiday plus a variety of take aways for those nights you just don't feel like cooking. I would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was our second visit to this wonderful cottage."

    The property is a home from home with everything you need. Barbara the owner is so welcoming and helpful and only next door if needed. Great location, good pub lovely food and a fish and chip van on a Monday evening. Will be back Melanie, Gary and the dogs Panzer and Helga

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and ideal for a quiet break in the countryside, but equally not too far from local attractions."

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Jul 2023

  • "This was our second stay at The Bakery Belchford ."

    Barbara was very welcoming and helpful with suggestions for nice walks, etc. The cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The Bluebell inn served excellent food and is also dog friendly. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Definitely home from home."

    Everything you need is provided. Secure garden, so dogs are safe. Barbara the owner is excellent. Great location to visit lots of places, Lincoln or the coast, so close by. Lovely village pub, with excellent food at reasonable prices. Highly recommend th old bakery..

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at the Old Bakers Shop Cottage."

    Barbara was there to greet us and explain all we needed to know about the cottage. Belchford is a lovely quiet village. Plenty to see and do around Lincolnshire. We did mention to Barbara about a couple of waste paper bins for the lounge and the bedroom, but that was all that was needed. Would recommend the cottage to anyone. Margaret and Brian June 2023.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent property superbly clean ideal location and Barbara the host was faultless."

    I am going to visit again and I will be recommending to others. The best of the best very quiet location on a night a d slept like a dream. 10 stars all the way.. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2023

  • "Great place to stay - the owner was really welcoming and helpful."

    The cottage is super clean, well equipped and cosy comfortable. A great base for walking! Loved It!

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely few days in this property and it is exactly as it’s discribed, home from home !"

    Very well equipped, nice dog friendly garden as well, will definitely go back at some point, Barbara the host is a lovely lady ( not that we had any need to bother her ) very quite village with lots of information in the property for things to do round about the area.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely short break in this cottage."

    It’s spotless, cosy, comfortable and very well equipped. The garden is beautiful, with a really nice sitting out area. The location is perfect for exploring this part of the county and there are great walks from the door so you don’t need to drive if you don’t want to.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2023

  • "We could not fault anything about the holiday."

    Excellent all round. Barbara is a lovely helpful person and her cottage is a credit to her. A really super week for us and our dog Skye !! Thank you

    Reviewed by Thomas And Marion5.0Apr 2023

  • "Once again we had a lovely stay at Barbara’s dog friendly cottage."

    It is spotlessly clean and well maintained along with being well equipped for a self catering holiday in the lovely friendly village of Belchford in Lincolnshire. Would not hesitate to return or recommend in the future.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay spotlessly clean and comfortable would recommend"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2023

  • "The Old Baker's Shop is by far the best cottage we have stayed in yet with all the little things you have at home where there like tea,coffee,sugar,salt,pepper,kitchen roll,kitchen foil l could list loads more the only things we had to buy was fresh food like milk bread and butter."

    The weather was dry but bitterly cold out side but the whole of cottage was warm and cosy Barbara lived next door but the only time we saw her was when taking her dog for a walk and if we had any problems just knock her door,needless to say the bathroom and kitchen where very well equipped and the beds where very comfortable,home from home.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Mar 2023

  • "Truly amazing cottage, in a beautiful village."

    The property was immaculately clean with everything you could wish for to hand. Barbara(the owner) was very welcoming. My wife, myself and our 2 little poodles had a relaxing time and will be back later in the year.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cosy base from which to explore the Lincolnshire wold’s."

    Owner lives next door and is very friendly without being obtrusive. House is decorated to a high standard and is very clean with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Feb 2023

  • "Extremely nice property with everything you need for a comfortable well equipped stay."

    The owner of the property gave us a warm welcome and was available whenever we needed her. A perfect host to perfect property both of which which gave us an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2023

  • "A very warm and cosy little cottage in a beautiful English village"

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely spotless cottage, perfect for a couple with a furry friend."

    .. Barbara was a great host, there if needed, but not intrusive... Good location for visiting Horncastle, Louth and the massive deserted beach at Anderby Creek... Weather wasn't the best on several days but the cottage was lovely and warm... Only minor improvement would be to make a working tumble drier available which would have been useful with the weather we had.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Nov 2022

  • "We would like to thank Barbara for a wonderful stay in Belchford."

    The cottage was warm and inviting, tastefully decorated, exceptionally clean and was very well equipped for a self catered holiday. There was plenty of information about the cottage, the local area and things to do and a special thanks to Barbara for being helpful, friendly and such a nice host, nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Barbara the owner has thought of everything including a throw for the dog, and the garden is fully enclosed. Set in a lovely village with friendly locals. Pub close by and a mobile fish and chip van on a Monday. Close to the coast for days out at the various Lincolnshire beaches and lots of walks close. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a great relaxing 4 night break in this lovely cottage."

    Owners provided everything you could possibly need. Lovely garden available. Brilliant countryfied dog walk within 2 mins from cottage. Heads up if you want Sunday Lunch in village pub you need to book in advance (very popular).

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2022

  • "We've had a lovely week in one of the best cottages, thankyou Barbara for making our stay enjoyable."

    Cannot fault anything at all. Nice garden area to relax in. Everything was Quality, and a lovely area. Bluebell Inn had good food and friendly atmosphere. Good walks right on the doorstep. Comfortable beds and living area. Would recommend 100 percent.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2022

  • "Five stars all round."

    Nice host. Cottage well equipped and comfortable for two people and a dog. Pub very close, good walks for the dog. Places to visit were close I.e. within 30 minutes travel. The Lincolnshire wold is very pretty. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Sep 2022

  • "Property exactly as expected, good use of the space available and everything you could need whilst staying."

    Very clean and comfortable. Nice village setting, less than a minute to walk to the local pub and ideally situated to explore Lincolnshire. Host very attentive and friendly. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautifully renovated cottage with everything you needed in an ideal location for getting around Lincolnshire."

    Barbara, the host, was very friendly and welcoming. Would recommend to anybody. Only minus would be that being situated on the main road in the village there is quite a bit of traffic noise early morning if you have the bedroom window open.

    Reviewed by Lavinia5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage had everything that we needed."

    Barbara,the host was wonderful, very friendly. Village well situated and the locals are all very chatty. Me, husband and the dog's will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely area."

    Shame pub isn't open every nite,couldn't get a neal Mon or Tuesday. Very nice garden and Barbara ,owner, helpful and welcoming.would return

    Reviewed by v4.4Jul 2022

  • "Excellent accomadation."

    Superclean and fresh. Modern appliances. Very welcoming host.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at this cottage."

    It had everything you could possibly need. It was spotlessly clean and the owner Barbara is very knowledgeable about the area. Lots of lovely walks in the Lincolnshire wolds. We are definitely going back.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jul 2022

  • "We cannot thank Barbara enough for all her help and kindness over the past week."

    If We could give a10 plus, plus, plus we would. One of the nicest and friendliest people we have ever met, could not do enough to make your stay the best you ever have. See you again soon. Thank you Barbara for making us so welcome. David & Linda.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped."

    There was everything we needed in the kitchen and plenty of storage space generally. It was nice to have the patio to sit out and having the garden with the arbour was relaxing. Everything was clean and the garden well kept. Plenty of useful information and walk leaflets. Barbara, our host is very kind and helpful, checking we had everything we needed and having a chat, without being intrusive. There were good walks nearby and a good pub just up the street. Lots of interesting places within easy reach.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a great holiday in a beautiful cottage."

    Every need was catered for by the lovely owner, Barbara. Very clean and comfortable. Great for couples with a dog as the village green is a secure free running area just minutes from the cottage. Pretty garden has advantage of patio area and lawn with seating at both ends to catch the sun all day. The Wolds are very pretty and loads to do. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was our 2nd visit to the property and really couldn't fault it lovely home from home cottage in a small but friendly village."

    Barbara the host is so friendly but not in your face will advise you on places to visit etc Thanks Barbara we will be back next year (hopefully)

    Reviewed by Neville5.0Jun 2022

  • "Charming cottage , lovely host very helpful"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was spotless with all the facilities we needed, Barbara was the perfect host ensuring we had everything we needed and providing us with maps and information on local walks which were perfect for us to walk our dog Charlie."

    The local people are extremely friendly and helpful in such a lovely well kept village. Looking forward to our return.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0May 2022

  • "Wonderful break & Barbara/Maya were fantastic, perfect for the 2 of us & our 2 Dalmatians (that do need space!"

    ) the accommodation is only big enough for 2 adults & 2x “small” children though

    Reviewed by Stephen Mark4.4May 2022

  • "Absolutely"

    Reviewed by James4.7Apr 2022

  • "Great location with walks from the door."

    The property was well presented, exceptionally clean, with all the necessary equipment and comforts for a quality stay. The outside cottage garden was well kept secure for the dog and had a relaxing feel. Overall a very comfortable find.

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2022

  • "Barbara is a first class host, very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed!"

    The cottage has been beautifully restored and is spotlessly clean, being dog friendly also! Lovely kitchen area with excellent utensils! Lovely bathroom, good shower plenty of hot water and lovely bedroom with 2 single beds too! There’s a nice small garden area at the back and we sat out to enjoy the unseasonably good weather! Thanks Again Barbara, would not hesitate to recommend and would love to return in the future!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautifully renovated one bedroom cottage in Lincolnshire Wolds ."

    Barbara was lovely host just over the fence if needed . Welcome pack and information re local walks etc was perfect.. Dogs loved it . Luckily weather was kind as only slight downside is no rear entrance to make it easier to clean mucky pups off as it was so immaculate I'd be worried about the mess -) Perfect short break with coast nearby and lots of walks on doorstep

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Perfect location.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "Barbara is the best!"

    She was so lovely to us throughout our stay. Sadly, we had to say goodbye to our beautiful greyhound Poppy during our stay and Barbara was so kind. The property was absolutely spotless and very well equipped. The village is lovely with friendly villagers too. Thank you once again Barbara and we will let you know when we are in our new house!!

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jan 2022

  • "The Old Bakers Shop is a lovely little cottage equipped to a very high standard."

    On arrival it was spotlessly clean and Barbara was on hand to welcome us with the heating turned on ready for us. The electric radiators warmed the cottage very quickly and kept it warm and cosy even in the cold damp weather. Barbara provided us with dog towels on request and was a great host all round. We would not hesitate to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very friendly host and always checking if everything was ok."

    Location excellent, near to all main attractions.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in a beautiful cottage that had everything you could want."

    It was spotless and Barbara the owner was friendly and helpful 10/10

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, comfortable, immaculate, warm and welcoming."

    Beds are so comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our hostess was lovely and only next door so available should she be needed.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean and Barbara the owner was very friendly and welcoming."

    This was the second year we had been to the cottage and it was as good as it was the previous year. I would recommend this holiday let to anyone wanting to get away from it all. Lovely beaches a 30 minute drive away and the cottage is situated in the Lincolnshire Wolds with lovely walks.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Barbara our host was a lovely lady who loved to chat with us over the garden ..."

    Barbara our host was a lovely lady who loved to chat with us over the garden fence The annexe was modern well appointed and comfy with patio doors to the back garden We were able to enjoy using the small garden at the rear of the property as the weather was good The cottage is well situated for visiting the many places of interest and the coast in Lincolnshire

    Reviewed by J5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely few days at the old bakery."

    The accommodation is fantastic and the owner very friendly, she couldn't do enough for us. The garden is very secure, we have 2 small dogs and felt confident that they couldn't escape. The only negative is the noise made by lorries passing early in the morning.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely stay at The Old Bakers Shop."

    Had everything we needed and fully enclosed garden for the dog. Plenty of walks right on the doorstep and a pub only a few doors down. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Chelsea5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely, comfortable property in a great location."

    We had a fantastic time and Barbara, the owner, who lives in the adjoining property was the perfect host. Undoubtedly, we will be visiting again soon!

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Aug 2021

  • "Stayed at this lovely little cottage which had everything you needed for your stay."

    Decorated to a very high standard and super clean when we arrived! Cosy and well looked after little sitting out area which is part slabbed, part grass which was just enough for our little Jack Russell. The location is in a nice little village with a pub just a stroll away but the best part of this holiday though was the fantastic host, Barbara. She was the best host we've ever come across and nothing was too much for her. Regularly checking to make sure we had everything we needed. Really enjoyed talking to her across the fence in the evenings whilst trying to introduce my little monster dog to her gorgeous new puppy. Such a pleasant and genuine person! I'd highly recommend this place and we are definitely gong back there again! Absolute 5 Star!

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Aug 2021

  • "Well equipped ,comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings, well situated for visiting many places of interest."

    The icing on the cake is the owner living next door, who is so friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a lovely time, barbara was a lovely lady who made us very welcome and was very informative about what and where to go and see etc, the property was in a lovely village with the locals being very , friendly and helpfull, we managed to see most of the surrounding attractions although the weather was a bit hit and miss, but we still had intervals of sunshine ."

    so we could sit in the lovely garden with a glass of wine and an evening meal plus the dogs had a lawn to sniff around on it was great.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Jun 2021

  • "We were really made to feel welcome by Barbara nothing was to much trouble but never intruded on our stay."

    The garden was just perfect fully enclosed for the safety of our dog and a lovely sunny spot. Would highly recommended the bluebell inn for food its just a very short walk away from the cottage and very friendly We tried the fish and chip van which comes once a week best fish and chips we have had in a while and very well priced. All in all would highly recommend this lovely cottage so much so we hope to return next year

    Reviewed by Neville5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had a lovely time, and Barbara was so welcoming would definitely recommend a visit"

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Dec 2020

  • "Pristine and perfect for a quiet weekend away."

    With a fab village pub, The Viking Way on your doorstep and some wonderful beaches a short drive, we would highly recommend The Old Baker’s Shop. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Oct 2020

  • "We found the owner to be very welcoming and friendly."

    The cottage is beautiful, very thoughtfully laid out and spotless. The villagers that we bumped in to whilst we were out with the dog were very friendly too. we enjoyed the mobile fish and chip shop as well as a meal in the local pub. We just needed to arrange some sunnier weather.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage can well recomend."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2020

  • "Was like home from home!"

    Everything was there that I needed!

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Sep 2020

  • "This was our first time in the Lincolnshire Wolds and it didn’t disappoint, it’s lovely and the cottage was beautiful and a lovely place to relax after some great walks with the dogs."

    The owner of the cottage was so friendly and welcoming and asked us if there was anything we needed , just to ask.We had such a relaxing holiday , we will be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely area and very helpful owner on hand to answer Questions."


    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2020

  • "We stayed here for 2 nights with our dog and from the moment we got there we had the best time."

    We were a little apprehensive about going away during the pandemic but Barbara had gone absolutely above and beyond to make the stay as clean and safe as possible. She communicated from a safe "contact-free" distance, and had a complete checklist of all the cleaning and extra measures she had put in place. The whole cottage was absolutely spotless and beautifully decorated. Barbara was such a lovely host and told us to let her know if there was anything we needed but the cottage had everything we needed and more, which made it a really comfortable home away from home. Handy parking on the drive made it hassle free for unloading bags and the beautiful secure garden was great for our dog. There are some great walks from the cottage that take you straight out in to the countryside that our dog loved. Only 30 mins drive to the Lincolnshire coast too! Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by April5.0Aug 2020

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  • One twin bedroom
  • Double sofa bed in lounge downstairs
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, washing machine, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio, lawn and seating areas
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.9 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: This property is next door to the owner's house, and the gardens are separated by a picket fence
  • Note: The owner is open to guests using their garden and gas barbecue if it is required

The property

Horncastle 5.1 miles, Cadwell park 6 miles.

Dating back to the 1800s, The Old Baker's Shop is approached by quiet country roads in the village of Belchford, near to Horncastle, in Lincolnshire.

Being within the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds, this cottage, once the original bakery in the village, is a dreamy quiet retreat, perfect for walkers and those who want to spend a peaceful break in the outdoors.

The house is semi-detached, next door to the owner's home, and retains some original features like exposed, rustic beams, complimented by a quaint country-style interior.

After taking off your boots and coats in the front porch, head into the cute and homely open-plan living space, where the sitting room hosts a leather chesterfield sofa and a wing-back armchair in the same style, across from the Freeview TV, you can relax here after a long country walk.

Perch at the breakfast bar for mealtimes or morning coffees, overlooking the excellently designed kitchen, fitting in a wealth of appliances in this close cottage space, including a dishwasher, washing machine, induction hob and electric oven.

Patio doors open out to the outdoor patio seating, with a charming picket fence separating the guest's garden from the owner's, you also enjoy your own lawn space and delightful arbor bench seat.

Upstairs on the first floor is the lovely bedroom, with two single beds and wonderful fitted wooden wardrobes for storage, and a view of the village road from the window.

The bathroom is a beautifully-fitted room with a large bath with shower over, in a lovely Victorian style, brightened by motion-censored spotlights fitted in the ceiling.

Just a short way down the road is The Bluebell Inn, a traditional country pub serving good food, while any shopping can be done in the market town of Horncastle, around 5-miles away.

Nestled between the River Bain and River Waring, Horncastle is a bustling hub, and known as the Gateway to the Wolds, home to a growing number of independent shops and boutiques, expect to walk along cobbled streets, past thatched houses and 18th and 19th century architecture.

The Lincolnshire Wolds hold a great many walking and cycling routes, including The Viking Way, a 147-mile long footpath which heads past Belchford when the route goes from Donington on Bain to Horncastle, or travel along the Lincolnshire Wold Way, a circular route which keeps to high ground to provide the best views of the Wolds.

The beautiful Georgian town of Louth lies on the other side of the Wolds and is a fabulous gastro delight for foodies everywhere, with weekly markets where you can sample some of the finest local produce around and a host of food shops around the town to pick up more tasty treats.

The county town of Lincoln is worth a day trip to see the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle, which is home to one of the four copies of the Magna Carta, dating back to 1215.

The Old Baker's Shop is a wonderful cottage to enjoy whilst you get to know this lovely area of Lincolnshire.

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About the location


Louth 13 miles; Lincoln 21 miles.

Horncastle is a bustling market town known as the Gateway to the Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town offers antique shops, pubs, tea rooms, cafes and restaurants. Close by quiet roads lead to pretty villages and market towns, including Spilsby, Alford, Louth, Market Rasen, and Caistor. The fun of the seaside is just 20 miles away with many sandy beaches to enjoy at Skegness, Ingoldmells, Sutton-on-Sea and Theddlethorpe. Spend a day discovering the cobbled streets of the hilltop cathedral city of Lincoln with it’s castle, museum and shopping at Bailgate and the Waterside shopping centre, plus the beautiful nearby town of Woodhall Spa is known for it's two top class golf courses, and there are several aviation attractions in the area. Horncastle is the perfect base for a varied and enjoyable holiday.