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The Old Smithy

Horncastle, Lincolnshire (Ref. 1070432)

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The property

Scamblesby 4.2 miles.

Nested in the rural village of Belchford, situated across the road from a traditional pub, is the impressive apartment, The Old Smithy.

The property boasts a unique design, with most of its original features retained for a fabulous aesthetic, providing a wonderful base for a small family.

Park up on the shared driveway and make your way inside the abode through the double doors; be amazed by the spiral staircase, which takes centre stage in the open-plan living space.

The beautifully laid-out space is gently warmed by underfloor heating, with stunning tiled flooring running through the ground-floor, adding an element of sophistication.

Rustle up a heart-warming meal in the contemporary kitchen, which has fantastic amenities and bespoke quirks such as the horizontal bar previously used by the Blacksmith.

Step through to the dining area and settle down together to pop open a bottle of fizz to celebrate your marvellous holiday in the countryside.

Unwind on the sumptuous sofa, where an exposed brick wall harbours a warming woodburner; relax as the flicker of the fire casts shadows around the room and admire the fascinating images of The Old Smithy prior to its renovation.

Savour a glass of wine in the courtyard whilst your canine companion stretches its legs, and soak in the tranquility of the peaceful setting of the village.

Stepping indoors, head to the luxurious bathroom complete with handmade bathroom fittings, where you can indulge in a spot of luxury with a bubble bath in the stylish roll-top bath, or stand under the waterfall shower for a relaxing rinse.

As the evening grows dark, retreat up the spiral staircase to the double bedroom, fit with blackout blinds and ample storage, as well as a handy en-suite; this room has an intimate atmosphere with its sloped ceilings and draping plants.

Tuck the younger ones up in the twin room, where the exposed brick wall fills this room with character, offering an idyllic and calming setting for children to rest their heads.

Take advantage of the rural location and lace up your walking boots and embark on an adventure to Hubbard's Hills for a delightful stroll and a picnic, or plan a day out at Bolingbroke Castle to view the engrossing remains, dating back to the 13th century.

Travel further afield to the town of Horncastle where you'll find The Walled Garden Baumber alongside a marvellous selection of antique stores and rustic pubs, perfect for a refreshing tipple after a spot of window shopping.

Visit the Georgian town of Louth, boasting the tallest spired church in the country, where the charming streets are decorated with an abundance of amenities and attractions, including the fascinating exhibitions on display at Louth Museum and the red-brick filmhouse of the Playhouse Cinema.

Cadwell Park motor racing circuit is also just a ten minute drive away.

For an enchanting getaway, stay at The Old Smithy and be blown away by this remarkable property.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with ground-floor underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Secure rear courtyard with furniture - A further garden area will be available later this year
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.9 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

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