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Holly Cottage

(Ref. 961479)

Alford, Lincolnshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed for a week and were made to feel very welcome the whole time,the ..."

    We stayed for a week and were made to feel very welcome the whole time,the cottage and facilities were just what we were looking for and the food at the pub was lovely,would definitely go again and recommend to friends

    Reviewed by Iain5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely rural property ideal for a peaceful, relaxing holiday."

    The owners were very welcoming they had left us a breakfast pack in the fridge of sausage and bacon, with milk, eggs and teabags. The food in the railway tavern close by was excellent, home cooked with fresh vegetables available. We loved the friendliness of the landlords Dawn and Keith. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. The cottage was cleaned to a high standard and had everything needed we needed for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful well equipped cottage."

    Perfect for exploring Lincolnshire. Beautiful food at The Railway Tavern and most welcoming hosts. What more could you want.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have had a wonderful stay!"

    The host and hostess were really good and the food in the pub is exceptional

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Holly Cottage is an ideal base for exploring Lincolnshire and only a short drive to amazing beaches."

    The cottage is lovely, well equipped, very clean and set in a peaceful location with the local pub only a few steps away. The owners are very welcoming and helpful and we took advantage of their tasty home cooked pub meals on most evenings. Shops are a short drive away in Alford and Mablethorpe and pretty Claythorpe Watermill is only a short walk away for breakfast and lunch. Overall we loved our stay here and can’t wait to return. Thank You

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Brilliant cottage, lovely and clean with everything we needed."

    the breakfast pack was delicious. Dawn and Keith were lovely hosts and the meals in the pub were excellent and reasonably priced well worth a visit

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent cottage fitted out with everything you could possibly need, peaceful location."

    Great home cooked food at the local pub.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was just as described."

    The pub next door was welcoming and the food was very good. We really enjoyed quiz night too! All in all a great place to holiday.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was spotlessly clean ."

    Very comfortable. Everything you needed. The owners were lovely . The pub across the way which belongs to the owners is next door which serves wonderful home cooked food . The owners left a breakfast pack which was really thoughtful. Will definitely be going back sometime.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Feb 2022

  • "Holly cottage exceeded all our expectations."

    As a couple we have stayed in lots of holiday cottages and this is one of the best! Immaculately clean and the owners Keith and Dawn are so kind and welcoming and the breakfast they left for us was an extra special treat! Plenty of great places to visit nearby, Seal Sanctuary, Donkey Sanctuary, Lincolnshire Wildlife Park and sandy beaches which stretch for miles. Amazing views of the fields, watching the cows, birds and rabbits so relaxing. Got some great pictures of the sunsets and listened to the owls. The owners also own the Railway Tavern which is a really homely pub serving excellent homemade food and drink at reasonable prices. We cannot recommend this cottage highly enough! We would certainly love to book this cottage again and would give it a 10 out of 10!! Thank you

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage which has everything you need to have a home from home stay."

    Perfect central base to explore Lincolnshire. Your hosts are great and will make you so welcome, also you've got the pub opposite the cottage to finish the days exploring. A Very friendly local pub. 10/10 for everything for our stay

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2021

  • "A beautiful property."

    Everything on hand and immaculately clean. Big bonus having the pub so close to hand. We will definitely return . The area is stunning . Could have stayed there longer and that’s entirely down to the owners and the facilities provided. Even the sun loungers were comfy. The property is in our top 5 of places to stay.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Sep 2021

  • "The hospitality the pub food just a fab find thank you both for looking after us all especially Issy ."

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Aug 2021

  • "When I booked the cottage I wasn't sure what to expect but after reading the reviews I booked the cottage and am so pleased I did as I can't rate this fantastic cottage highly enough."

    So peaceful, felt so so welcome and cared for by the hosts. We had a meal at the Railway tavern which was really good.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jun 2021

  • "Thank you so much Dawn and Keith for making our stay so wonderful."

    A much needed long weekend away, fab hosts and a beautiful cottage. We had food in the Railway Tavern on Friday and it was outstanding, very delicious. Would definitely stay here again in the future!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2020

  • "This is a well equiped and very comfortable cottage."

    It was very clean indeed and the welcome was beyond our expectations. Although it was part of the Railway Tavern property,it was exceptionaly quite. No outside noises at all. Food at the pub was very good quality and quantity. Would recomend this Cottage to anyone who the counryside and quietness. Hope to return again next year.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2020

  • "Relatively remote location (not a bad thing these days) but next to a friendly pub with safe covid practices and good food."

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2020

  • "A lovely cozy cottage, wonderfully peaceful."

    It was lovely laying in bed listening to the Owls.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cottage is lovely would recommend to anyone, we had a lovely time."

    Food at the pub was good .

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2019

  • "A tranquil location perfect for a relaxing break."

    The proximity of the Tavern provided excellant hospitality, very good food quality and choice and a convenient option to cooking for yourself. A good base for visiting the surrounding area, with easy access to both beach and country.

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely setting."

    Spotless and well maintained by the owners. Very comfortable which was good as the weather didn't match up to the cottage so we spent more time inside than is usual. The facilities in the cottage allowed us to keep ourselves amused. Enjoyed watching rabbits and birdlife in the area wrapping around the cottage. Parking good as the cottage was adjacent to the pub car park. The pub, literally next door, provided an excellent varied menu at a very reasonable cost. Service was unhurried but efficient and always with a friendly face. The owners were always welcoming and the atmosphere and ambience of the pub friendly. When we arrived the we were shown around the cottage and the owners went to great lengths to welcome us including a lovely breakfast pack in the fridge. All in all a lovely trip. Thank you Railway Tavern!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2019

  • "My wife thought the beds were a little uncomfortable but I slept like a log."

    Everything else was one of the best cottages we have stayed in, everything you needed for a lovely holiday. The owners were above and beyond for looking after us, we would definitely recommend a holiday here. Thank you.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2019

  • "This cottage is set in a great location from which to explore Lincolnshire."

    The cottage itself is one of the best we have stayed in being very well equipped and spotlessly clean. The owners made us very welcome and we were also very impressed with the quality of food available in their nearby pub. We had a great holiday and highly recommend Holly cottage

    Reviewed by Edward5.0May 2019

  • "A lovely peaceful location ideal for exploring Lincolnshire."

    Holly Cottage is spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could possibly need. Dawn and Keith are very welcoming and also serve great beer and excellent meals in the Railway Tavern next door. A real gem.

    Reviewed by Doug5.0May 2019

  • "We had a great time at Holly Cottage."

    The Railway Tavern was great for meals and friendly atmosphere.The Cottage is well placed to tour Lincolnshire’s beautiful beaches and countryside.Holly Cottage was spotlessly clean,warm and welcoming.Provisions for a tasty breakfast were provided for our arrival.The owners who are also the landlords of the Railway Tavern close by were welcoming and accommodating.Lincolnshire is lovely and we had some great days out, everybody seemed friendly and helpful.Very happy memories especially of the Valentine Evening at the pub.Highly Recommended

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Feb 2019

  • "Excellent cottage in a lovely rural location."

    It was very clean and comfortable and we received a lovely breakfast pack upon our arrival. We used the cottage as a base to visit family and it was a joy to come "home" after a nice day out. We were more than happy with the cottage and the owners were very friendly and helpful. The owners run a lovely country pub in the same grounds as the cottage so we did not have to walk far to have a drink or a meal. 30 seconds is about right. Many thanks Chris and Alex . Llandudno.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    It was well equipped. Just set back from a quiet road so nice & peaceful. Comfortable bed. Really enjoyed our stay here. Keith & Dawn made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Simone5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, super area, really loved it."

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Sep 2018

  • "We received a lovely warm welcome."

    The cottage is beautifully presented; very clean, everything well laid out and having everything we needed ( although a hairdryer would have been welcome- but this is such a minor point). We enjoyed revising the area, despite the weather and can recommend Alford and Louth in particular.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was well set out with every thing you require."

    The food and drink in the pub was first class and the hosts Keith, Dawn and Holly were very helpful about the local area. We look forward to staying there again as it was so quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Aug 2018

  • "Holly Cottage was really great for us, all mod equipment all clean and tidy, Beds were comfortable,plenty of room in lounge,with large TV, CD&DVD player."

    The Bonus was being near to The Railway Tavern who served really great meals at reasonable prices, Not far to nearby resorts and ideal for days out. One of the quietest places we have ever stayed at a really relaxing place. A great weeks holiday, many thanks, Michael & Barbara Roberts.

    Reviewed by M5.0Jul 2018

  • "This is an excellent holiday cottage which is a first class base for visiting places in lincolnshire."

    The hosts Keith and Dawn who own the local Railway Tavern provide a warm welcome and excellent food and a very sociable environment.

    Reviewed by Keith4.8Oct 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • 1 x bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, Smart TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 2 mins walk, shop 5 miles.

The property

This is a stylish, contemporary cottage located near the delightful town of Alford in Lincolnshire.

Open-plan living, underfloor heating and stunning views towards the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside make this cottage perfect for a small family to enjoy a relaxed getaway.

Note: Holly cottage can be booked with Ref. 953121, together they sleep 8.

Railway Tavern Cottages

Alford 5 miles. Two immaculate cottages located within a stones throw of the Award-Winning Railway Tavern Pub, near the charming market town of Alford in Lincolnshire.These modern-looking cottages are joined together, one bungalow and one standard house, both furnished with stylish, contemporary equipment and furniture, perfect for families and groups to come together in this incredible location. Railway Tavern Cottages are both well-equipped and have open plan living areas with modern decor, Smart TVs, incredibly flash black and white kitchens and comfortable seating. They both come with modern underfloor heating and unmissable views towards the countryside as they sit at the base of the Lincolnshire Wolds hills. Both cottages come furnished with patio and lawned areas with ample furniture, boasting even more different angles of the surrounding scenery. The Railway Tavern Cottages is set just a short drive from Alford, a pleasant town set just outside the Lincolnshire Wolds, one of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It boasts shops, pubs and restaurants and a grade 1 listed functioning windmill. The popular seaside resort of Skegness lies just over 10 miles away, offering all of the usual seaside entertainment, Mablethorpe is a similar location also just a short drive away. Two fantastic, homely cottages set in a beautiful area of England.

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About the location


Mablethorpe 8 miles; Skegness 11 miles; Louth 14 miles; Horncastle 15 miles.

Alford is a charming market town in Lincolnshire. It is set at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is about 11 miles north-west of the coastal resort of Skegness. There is a wide range of shops including a pharmacy, grocers and two butchers as well as a large shop which specialises in doll’s houses and their contents. Alford has become an important centre for arts and crafts with many markets held throughout the year. The main market is held in the Market Place every Tuesday and Friday with the craft market being held every August Bank Holiday as well as Christmas markets being held every year. Alford is known for its Grade 1 listed working windmill, which is used commercially to produce stone-ground organic flour. Alford Manor House is a central point in the town, with its exhibitions and museum as well as a tea room and open gardens. With Alford being set in the Lincolnshire Wolds, there are plenty of walking and cycling routes to follow or even take a trip to the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway or Claythorpe Watermill and Wildfowl Gardens, where you will find plenty of birds and animals, with plenty of space to sit and relax with great views of the old mill. Within 30 mins, you will find the seaside resorts of Skegness and Mablethorpe, with great beaches, making a great playground for children and adults alike. For something different, why not visit the towns of Louth or Horncastle, which both have a good range of shops and pubs as well as regular street and farmers markets? Whatever you decide to do, you will not be short of choice for your holiday in this lovely area of Lincolnshire.

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