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Yew Tree Cottage

Belchford, Lincolnshire (Ref. 1056124)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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The property

Yew Tree Cottage is a charming 18th-century detached cottage in the rural village of Belchford within the Lincolnshire Wolds. The cottage is believed to be the oldest property in the Belchford, with the Viking Way a 147-mile-long footpath passing through the village and past the front door, with two double bedrooms the cottage is ideal for friends or two couples to explore the great many walking and cycling routes from the door, or just enjoy a relaxing quiet rural stay.

The interior of Yew Tree Cottage has classic cottage features throughout, such as the lovely wooden beams and brick fireplace in the sitting room, making it a perfect spot for relaxing on the sofa with a good book by the woodburning stove on those colder evenings.

The well-equipped kitchen contains an electric oven, grill and hob, and a microwave, to whip up your best home-cooked meal and serve it in the dining room with its comforting open fire.

Make yourself at home by stocking up the fridge/freezer and sticking muddy clothes in the washing machine, found in the handy utility area.

Heading upstairs you will find more traditional décor, such as the sloping ceilings and beams in the two quaint but spacious double bedrooms, where you can rest up ready for another day of exploring.

Boasting an upstairs bathroom and a ground-floor shower room, guests have the option of a relaxing soak in the corner bath, or use of the convenient walk-in shower after a hike in the elements.

Yew Tree Cottage has a pretty back garden with well-established trees and plants, with a pathway leading to a patio area with chairs and table, to enjoy a relaxing drink or alfresco meal in the sun, also within the enclosed garden is space for keeping your bikes.

For eating out The Bluebell Inn, a traditional country pub serving good food is just across the road, The Green Man Inn is a short journey away in Scamblesby with village shop for your essentials, the market town of Horncastle is around 5-miles away and is a busier town with a good selection of shops, cafés, pubs, great fish and chips shop and a variety of Antiques shops to while away your day.

For a day by the sea, head north east for Mablethorpe, a delightful seaside town with sandy beaches, The Seal Sanctuary Wildlife Centre and plenty of restaurants to choose from, or enjoy fish and chips on the sea front.

As well as the historic market town of Louth and Horncastle, you are also within easy reach of Woodhall Spa, Market Rasen and the city of Lincoln, and for those motor racing fans Cadwell Park circuit is just a ten-minute drive away.

Yew Tree Cottage is a lovely property for a holiday discovering and enjoying Lincolnshire's outstanding landscapes and picturesque towns.


  • Two first floor double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with corner bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with open fire
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 medium sized cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture
  • One small well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Door heights are low and the stairs are very slim
  • Note: A third bedroom on the ground floor is locked for owners use

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

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About the location


Horncastle 4.4 miles; Louth 10 miles; Skegness 22 miles; Lincoln 23 miles.

Belchford is a small village situated 4.4 miles north of Horncastle in the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty. The steep hills and deep valleys which surround the village make it a popular destination for walkers, cyclists and those just wishing to enjoy the beauty of Tennyson Country. The well-known Viking Way is a long distance footpath covering 147 miles. This passes through Belchford past the Blue Bell Inn, which has been trading for hundreds of years and is featured in the Good Pub and the Eating Out in Pubs Michelin Guide. Horncastle, just over 4 miles away, is a bustling market town known as the Gateway to the Wolds, and 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 which is the home of horse racing. Cadwell Park is just a stone’s throw away were you can enjoy track days, a variety of motor sports, club meetings and super bikes arrive every year. Aviation is nearby, with East Kirkby well known for its famous Just Jane, Thorpe Camp, Woodhall Spa is the Home of the Dambusters, Scampton houses the Red Arrows team and RAF Coningsby with the Battle of Britain memorial flight. This location is also ideal for artists and photography with the beauty of the landscapes offering tranquillity and peace. The fun of the seaside is just 20 miles away with many sandy beaches to enjoy at Skegness, Sutton-on-Sea and Theddlethorpe. Seal watching is also just a short drive away at Donna Nook where the wardens will advise and welcome you to this ever popular site.

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