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The Old Baker's Shop

Belchford near Horncastle, Lincolnshire, LN9 6LQ (Ref. 1044042)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

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  • Miss Hird

    “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 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!

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.

Summary

  • One twin bedroom
  • 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

About the location

HORNCASTLE

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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