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Westerby Lodge

(Ref. 953121)

Alford, Lincolnshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a peaceful and relaxing stay at the lodge."

    it is private and has views over the countryside. the lodge has everything you need. The beds were comfortable. We had an excellent meal at the Railway Tavern which is a walk away. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2024

  • "The Lodge is an immaculate, super comfy and well equipped two bedroom cottage in an ideal location for long country walks from the door or a short drive to the seaside."

    Dawn and Keith (the Landlady and Landlord of the Railway Tavern) are the perfect hosts and could not have been more helpful. The Pub is a real gem and the food is the best sort of hearty fare. There is nothing not to like about this property; it is perfect for a long or short break.

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Mar 2024

  • "We'd like to keep it a secret, but we're guessing it's already out there - Westerby Lodge is amazing!"

    Fab location - perfectly positioned for exploring Lincolnshire, especially the coast. Excellent property with all you need to enjoy a relaxing break. Perfect hosts who are so welcoming, but who also respect you and give you your space. The pub is super - a real traditional-style place, but with such a vibrant atmosphere, you can't help but enjoy yourself. The food is excellent, both in quality and cost, and cooked to perfection. We've already booked to return, and can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Mar 2024

  • "Dawn and Keith are welcoming and nothing is to much bother food at the railway ..."

    Dawn and Keith are welcoming and nothing is to much bother food at the railway tavern very good and a good price accommodation excellent wet room is a bonus really enjoyed our stay at westerly Lodge and will definitely return

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Feb 2024

  • "A great place, very comfortable, with all facilities maintained to a high standard."

    neither of us are disabled, but it was perfectly equipped for someone with mobility issues. A nice sized enclosed garden which was perfect for the dog.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jan 2024

  • "We loved this property and hope to come back."

    We couldn't find any fault with it. It was great being next to the pub which was very welcoming and relaxed and perfect for food or a drink.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely stay!"

    Cosy and comfortable with everything we needed. Great location for visiting family nearby and quiet and lovely countryside setting. I’m sure we’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Anne-marie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great place to stay hosts friendly and nothing was to much trouble food in the railway tavern was excellent all home cooked."

    Westbury Lodge was very well equipped and spotlessly clean garden was lovely overlooking farm fields. Great places to walk your dog

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "Westerby is a lovely property, all ground floor and comfortable."

    The hosts are super and on hand should you need anything. In a very quiet location on the edge of a small village. There are some nice walks from the doorstep. The food at the Railway Tavern is very good and reasonably priced. The coast is not too far away, also Gunby Hall (NT) is worth a visit. A few miles away is Louth which has a lovely riverside walk and reasonable shopping. A lovely ground floor property and we plan a return visit before too long. Our thanks to Dawn and Keith.

    Reviewed by Aileen4.7May 2023

  • "Wonderful, clean little cottage, fantastic shower/wet room."

    Great sized kitchen lounge and an an excellent property for wheelchair users and people of restricted mobility. Local pub nearby offers lovely food and ales, an all round great cottage!

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Apr 2023

  • "Everything was very good."

    Easy to find and park, beds very comfortable, plenty of equipment, heating worked perfectly, all very clean (and new), good bathroom (wet room). The pub next door was handy. Good beer and very nice, well cooked food. Only thing I didn't like was the garden chairs. Too big and had to have cushions to sit on them - a nuisance to take in and out.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2023

  • "What an absolute joy westerby lodge is to stay in its warm and welcoming very clean and tidy the beds are very comfortable and the bathroom/ wet room is very well done,Dawn and Keith the owners are really welcoming and nothing was to much trouble they they also own the pub which the lodge is placed in the grounds."

    The railway tavern pub serves remarkable food all cooked by dawn all this and real ale to. Thank you very much dawn and Keith we will be coming back very soon

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely property, very warm and cosy."

    Well equipped. Although on the same site as the pub, it was not at all noisy and the pub serves great food. Good walking from the doorstep as well as plenty to do nearby, friendly hosts, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Feb 2023

  • "If you are looking for a peaceful location, where the only sounds you may hear are the birds singing, an owl hooting or the odd tractor in a field, then this is the cottage for you."

    The photos are an accurate depiction (apart from not showing the lovely outside seating) but they cannot convey the complete tranquillity that you experience here. This cottage and the one next door are owned by Dawn & Keith who run the Railway Tavern, which is a very, very short walk away. There is no need to travel for cooked meals as the ones they serve are varied, delicious and reasonably priced. They go the extra mile to ensure you are happy and are an absolute credit to their profession as well as warm, welcoming hosts. Ideally situated close to the coast, you are never short of places to visit, either for the beach, shopping or sightseeing. If you have an interest in wartime aviation, go and see the Lancaster Bomber and a 'bouncing bomb' at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Museum at East Kirkby. We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay, but there are so many places and attractions that we didn't manage to see, that we will have to return - and we can't imagine a better location than Westerby Lodge or better hosts than Dawn & Keith.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fab property, fab owners would definitely return and recommend x"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2022

  • "My mum and I had a lovely week in Lincolnshire."

    The cottage was roomy and comfortable and the garden a real bonus. The breakfast welcome pack was indeed very welcome.

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a really relaxing stay it's very quiet and everything you want is here."

    The cottage is very well presented and spotlessly clean. If you want a very good meal in a friendly atmosphere you can't go wrong eating on site at the Railway Tavern. Keith and Dawn work very hard running the cottages and pub, but are still very approachable and anything you want you only have to ask. The sausage, bacon and eggs they left for our first breakfast was very much appreciated and delicious. We would certainly recommend and stay here again. Denice and Anthony.

    Reviewed by Denice5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in an idyllic situation."

    Friendly welcoming hosts who provided a lovely selection of fresh sausages, bacon and milk for breakfast. Garden is enclosed and was perfect for our pup. Lots of footpaths for walks near the cottage and only a short drive to the beach for the kids to enjoy. Would certainly recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time at Westerby Lodge."

    The hosts are close by and very helpful and welcoming but entirely unobtrusive. The house is well-appointed and has a superb, fully-enclosed and large garden which was perfect for sitting and enjoying the solitude with a drink and wonderful for our elderly dog to wander safely around. The house is well placed for visiting the East coast resorts like Sutton-on-Sea and Mablethorpe, as well as the lovely town of Alford and the Lincolnshire Wolds in general. We were thrilled to find a lovely 'breakfast pack' waiting for us in the fridge - those Lincolnshire sausages were exceptional - and had everything we needed to have and incredibly relaxed and peaceful holiday (the weather was mostly excellent, too!). We would happily return!

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Sep 2021

  • "Excellent cottage & location."

    Pub was slightly restricted due to Covid-19 restrictions but this did not impact on the stay. Owners were very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Sep 2021

  • "Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay."

    Beautiful views and perfect for mum, really made our holiday. Than you to Keith and Dawn, look forward to coming back.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "A perfectly peaceful and lovely place to stay."

    The hosts are are very welcoming and helpful. The lodge was perfect for us, a couple, elderly father and small dog. Highly recommend the food at the pub next door. It’s is a lovely place to stay and tour the Lincolnshire Wolds .

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cleanliness of the cottage was exceptional."

    Fantastic food in the Railway Tavern. Friendly Hosts. Good location for coastal towns. Just one little niggle - no freezer compartment in fridge. Although we were able to put anything in the freezer in the pub if we wished. Would definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable and homely."

    Hosts Dawn and Keith were very helpful and attentive. In addition the food at their pub next door is excellent. We had a delightful stay and hopefully return for another visit in the future.

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0Oct 2020

  • "Keith and Dawn perfect hosts."

    Fall in love with the real Lincolnshire sausage and don't forget to take some home. We had breakfast waiting in the fridge for our arrival x Perfect base for relaxation and exploring. Our antisocial pooch had the best time too. Cannot wait to return x The new Batman and Robin aka Keith and Dawn

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Aug 2020

  • "The bungalow was beautiful, lovely setting the dog really appreciated the garden."

    The minor setback was the shower - the water went all over the bathroom floor

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Aug 2020

  • "The host are second to none."

    Nothing to much trouble. For us the disabled facility was perfect especially the bathroom, very well thought out. And dog friendly also . So good we will be going back again

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was exceptional, the photo's do not do it justice."

    We were made to feel very welcome and the owners went above and beyond to make our stay feel relaxing and comfortable. The pub is a few paces away but there is no noise at all from it. The food from the pub is award winning. The owners are very knowledgeable of the area and made recommendations for visits. We took the dog to Mablethorpe beach, by far the best beach for a dog walk that I have ever seen. All together the best place to stay with a dog. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2019

  • "Willerby Lodge was the best we have stayed at."

    the lodge was a few steps away from the StationTavern and the food was wonderful. Made fresh and suited to your diet needs. The owners are very hospitable making you feel at home. No worries about looking for somewhere to eat after a day out, and no washing up. This made the holiday very relaxing. The photos on Sykes dont do it justice and need updating. The garden has the sun all day and the only thing you hear are the birds and occasional car. no noise from the tavern. Rabbits are fun to watch in the nearby field. It is all fenced in so the dog enjoyed her freedom. The lodge is underfloor heated making it very cosy. The wet room is big and built with plenty of safety rails. Ideal for us. It is designed with the disabled in mind so furniture can be moved if need be. We didnt want to leave, I think that says it all.

    Reviewed by L5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fantastic, from getting there to leaving."

    Very clean and tidy, a very nice gift left for us too. Very warm building, pity the shower didn't get hot A great place to use as a base, it's in the middle of the coast attractions. The pub was a very friendly place too. We will be back, 1st choice if in area

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very friendly Owners, we were given food for breakfast, and tea and coffee."

    The property being on the site of a very well stocked Pub with a very good Restaurant was also very handy!

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2019

  • "Hospitality of owners was first class, on arrival lovely and warm with underfloor heating and complementary milk tea coffee, and bacon and sausages pack."

    Cottage an absolute delight.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2018

  • "Our hosts were excellent and most knowledgeable about the area"

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Sep 2018

  • "Westerby Lodge has been built up by a very hospitable and knowledgeable couple whose aim was for us to have the best stay possible."

    This is a lovely cottage, clean and well-equipped and dog-friendly! It's a great base from which to explore, within reasonable distance of Mablethorpe and Skegness, and there are many fabulous, scenic walks. The Railway Tavern is metres away- bonus!

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Aug 2018

  • "What a lovely Cottage clean, tidy,, plenty of room ,Based next to a quiet country pub."

    Pub Food was of a very good standard,Owners very knowledgeable of local area. All in all I would not think twice about recommending this cottage

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jul 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Westerby Lodge, the hosts met us on arrival and were really friendly from the start."

    The rooms were spotless of good size and well appointed The pub (The Railway Tavern) on the site was a short walk away and the food there was excellent. Skegness, Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea were a short drive away. We have been to this area many times over the last 40 years but this was definitely our best visit and to top it all, seven days without rain, great.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0May 2018

  • "Too far away from shop."

    Pub food rubbish. Television only six stations. Owners where lovely and friendly.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.1May 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage very well appointed specially for disabled."

    Owners were very helpful and friendly. Excellent meals and great atmosphere provided in the railway tavern pub next door. Very highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Wet room with shower, 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 two cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 2 mins walk, shop 5 miles
  • Please Note:16th till 23rd March and 29th June till 8th July the pub will be closed.

The property

Alford 5 miles.

A stylish bungalow located near Alford in Lincolnshire.

Contemporary interior.

Views of countryside.

Pub on site.

Ref 953121

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 I 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas