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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "This is our third visit to Balmedie and again it didn’t disappoint us, the cottage is absolutely spotless, the facilities perfect, great time had in the games room again and everything you could need in the kitchen, also toasty warm which was great with the cold weather whilst there."

    ❄️☃️ Lovely welcome pack on arrival. Carol is a superb host, who is there when you need her, but otherwise leaves you to enjoy yourselves. Would highly recommend the cottage. Thank you once again Carol.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fabulous property ideal for multi generational holiday."

    Everything was thought of for the comfort of the guests.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our 4th."

    holiday at Balmedie. We love and will come again. It offers the best of everything. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Sep 2023

  • "There's really no need to write a lengthy review."

    All I will say is, this was our first visit to the Lincolnshire Wolds. The cottage was perfect in every way. Carol and Dave couldn't have been more knowledgeable and helpful. With a back catalogue of 30 plus years of cottage holidays, this easily ranks our number one. Thank you both.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Sep 2023

  • "As usual the owners were extremely helpful."

    Place spotless. Everything you need in the kitchen is there. Will return again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a fantastic cottage, lovely and spacious with all you need."

    Great location and village very friendly.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2023

  • "A second visit to this lovely cottage Excellent accommodation with everything ..."

    A second visit to this lovely cottage Excellent accommodation with everything you need for a great experience of self catering and excellent base for many different things to do within half an hour drive The hosts are delightful nothing too much trouble and we would highly recommend the hosts the cottage an

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property is extremely comfortable and well looked after."

    Best rented accommodation I have stayed in. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend it

    Reviewed by Isabella5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very nice stay and hosts were great Thank you"

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very well appointed accommodation, very well equipped, helpful owner"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a lovely little village."

    Carol and David were so very accommodating and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Would highly recommend this property. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Jude5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great cottage in a lovely setting."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful but not obtrusive. The kitchen is the best equipped we’ve ever had….and we stay in holiday cottages regularly at least once a month on photographic trips round the Uk!

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Nov 2022

  • "Really excellent facilities."

    Very clean and comfortable and a warm welcome from the owners.

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Sep 2022

  • "Balmedie is a truly wonderful restful venue with access to beaches, lovely countryside, churches and inns."

    We are in the process of booking our third holiday and don't want to go anywhere else. The neighbours are very friendly too!

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Sep 2022

  • "The photos don't do justice to how nice this house is, it's situated in a beautiful area lots of countryside the house although far away from a town is fully equipped, very clean, great facilities the owners were very helpful before and during our stay."

    They have really thought of everything, our kids had a great time and we all loved the games room, we would highly recommend this holiday home.

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Aug 2022

  • "Cottage was very clean and had everything we needed."

    The beds were very comfortable. Carol and her husband were very knowledgeable about the surrounding area, there was even a folder of places of interest. The games room was a big hit with children big and small.

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely place , Carol and her husband very welcoming ."

    Lots of things to do locally from walks , beaches , eating out and plenty of entertainment in cleethorpes which 20 minutes away.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very spacious, everything you need there, beds comfortable, games room fun"

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2022

  • "I have never stayed in a holiday cottage or air B&B that has been as thoughtfully and carefully put together as Balmedie."

    It was immaculate on arrival. Details like dishwasher tablets, stain remover (necessary with children!), hand soap, plenty of toilet and kitchen roll and and milk for arrival make such a difference. It was like staying at a friend’s house. The property was perfect for 2 families- large enough to provide everyone with plenty of space, and the garden was lovely to tire the children out before bed after a trip to the beach. Thank you too for the books and toys- they kept everyone busy. Carol was an excellent communicator throughout the stay. I hope we’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Madeleine5.0May 2022

  • "Cannot recommend Balmedie highly enough."

    It was luxurious and we cannot wait to go again. Best holiday accommodation ever. The Lincolnshire Wolds was the bonus.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0May 2022

  • "The house is light and spacious, and very well equipped, including the splendid games-room."

    It is an ideal base for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by Alexander4.7Apr 2022

  • "This property is superb not just the accommodation but the thoughtful and ..."

    This property is superb not just the accommodation but the thoughtful and helpful owner whose attention to detail all helped make our family stay amazing

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2022

  • "A wonderful property, one of the best we have stayed in."

    Immaculately clean, comfortable and welcoming. Delightful elevated position with wrap round gardens. Peaceful setting in the pretty village of Binbrook. Would highly recommend and hope to return as ideal for spending quality time with family or friends.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2022

  • "We absolutely loved the property."

    It had everything we could possibly need and more. Incredibly well equipped kitchen, very spacious bedrooms, super bathrooms and lots of outside space. The cottage was very warm. The property is situated in its own grounds so it’s very quiet and private. Many villages to visit close by and the coast is just a 25 minute drive away. The property would be very suitable for families with a great games room. As a group of ladles, the only thing which could have improved our stay would have been the option to have the double beds as single beds, link type beds. Hosts were very helpful and friendly both before and during our stay. Really can’t praise this property highly enough. Certainly the best cottage we have stayed in. We hope to visit again soon and have shared our ‘find’ with friends and family..

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Mar 2022

  • "A fantastic stay- despite the storm we were warm and cosy"

    Reviewed by Emmanuel5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a brilliant stay at Balmedie , absolutely everything you need for a family break ."

    There were 7 of us and still so much space , the best equipped holiday home I ve ever stayed in and the hosts were absolutely brilliant throughout . Very quiet surrounding area and peaceful , nowhere in walking distance for food as the local pub no longer does food but if you’re well stocked up there’s no reason to leave with the pool room and space here anyway . Surrounding areas have pubs etc within short driving distance the Kings head in Tealby was fantastic for food and they have a taxi service from the premises too . Would definitely recommend Balmedie for quality time well spent with friends and/ or family .and a chance to escape from the world

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jan 2022

  • "We have just spent the weekend at Balmedie, this is fabulous accommodation which far exceeded our expectations, the pictures do not do it justice."

    Tastefully decorated with high spec finish including cozy log burner. Beautiful village location with large cottage style garden. We will definitely be rebooking. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2021

  • "All of the above plus."

    The owner Carol was very friendly and helpful and everything we could possible need was there for us! We particularly enjoyed the pool table on the one wet day we had. Would thoroughly recommend and would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2021

  • "Balmedie was immaculately clean and very comfortable."

    Kitchen particularly well equiped, especially helpful in these days when we are more inclined to eat in than usual perhaps The two wings, with a couple of bedrooms in each maximises privacy for sharing households. Bathroom provision excellent. We explored the games room and although did not, in the end use it as we experienced excellent weather so out and about plenty and enjoying the pleasant patio area, it clearly would be a boon for poor weather or groups with youngsters. General surroundings so quiet, peaceful and private and the wider countryside very attractive with many places and attractions well within an hours drive. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Carol responded very promptly in sorting a minor problem we experienced and was particularly thoughtful and kind to the elder members of our group. All of our party expressed a strong desire to experience the pleasure of staying at Balmedie again.

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is our second visit to Balmedie and it didn’t disappoint us again."

    It is a fabulous cottage, very clean and facilities absolutely brilliant. We were there as a family to celebrate a very special birthday. The games room was a hit again, with some competitive games going on. Lots to do in the area. Would highly recommend Balmedie to everyone. Thank you again Carol

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had such a great stay."

    Cottage is so spacious - there were 7 of us including 3 little ones and we had plenty of space. Delicious plum bread on arrival! Lovely garden for the kids to play in, comfy beds and sofas, pool table & board games a great addition (the kids enjoyed discovering 'Sorry' and the jelly beans jigsaw!!). Would definitely recommend and am likely to return soon.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a fabulous holiday at Balmedie."

    It is situated in the delightful village of Binbrook with everything you need within a few minutes walk The local pub The Plough serves excellent food and service excellent. The local Chinese takeaway was also great. Being within 30-40 minutes of many different places for both adults and children it is ideally suited to families of all ages / generations. Carol the host was friendly and nothing was too much trouble We look forward to another visit

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Jul 2021

  • "Balmedie in Binbrook lies in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wold, and is ideally located for cycling or walking in this beautiful area."

    The natural history of the area will not disappoint. Our party comprised two couples, but the spacious property could easily hold more. The kitchen is very well equipped, though we only dined in once, as there is a village pub serving good dinners just a minute walk away, and other pubs nearby in Tealby and Rothwell. The pleasant hosts were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2021

  • "Everything and more you could need for a comfortable stay."

    Nothing too much for the hosts and an ideal village location to get away from it all but near to major towns and cities.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful house, great facilities, owners next door very friendly and helpful, excellent games room for all ages, separate games room with full size pub pool table and arcade table football."

    Kitchen and dining facilities are first class. Lovely big garden,lots of wildlife inc squirrels every morning, fantastic family home , we have already booked the next stay. 5 stars!!!

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Apr 2021

  • "The house was amazing."

    Home from home with everything you could need. Extremely clean, with various products and sanitisers throughout the property. Hosts were fantastic, offering advice on local area and to answer any queries. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2020

  • "Really happy with the accommodation."

    The hosts were really welcoming, friendly and informative. We had everything that we could possibly need for a real home from home experience. We have previously stayed in similar self catering properties and this definitely goes to the top of the list. Would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2020

  • "The whole experience through from booking until we got back home was smooth and straight forward."

    the house was lovely and all the accomodation exceeded our expectations. the hosts were friendly and informative and had left us a welcome pack. the garden was pretty and the chickens friendly. considering covid 19 we were happy and safe beimg there. THOROUGHLY RECOMMEND.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2020

  • "We stayed here during the summer during COVID pandemic - house was very clean and owner had supplied alcohol gel and wipes both outside and at key points in the house."

    We loved the property and particularly given that we were being careful about venturing out etc the kids (and I!) particularly enjoyed the games room. The location was great with some good walks in the countryside on the doorstep. Thirty to forty minute drive to some stunning coastline and lots of other forests and parkland within easy access. The owner who lives next door was extremely helpful and supplied us with a couple of things which we had forgotten. We would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "The holiday cottage was lovely really spacious and very clean."

    The facilities where really good everything was their for your convenience, even tea , coffee and milk there for you on arrival. It was everything you could wish for and more.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2020

  • "The location was just right for us it was in the middle of so many places to visit, and we were out every day doing something, it's a bit remote but if you have transport you are ok, and if you want to eat out you will have to book and reserve your table as we found out, if not you may have trouble getting somewhere but their was eight of us and a high chair for the baby so that didn't help, but we had a very enjoyable holiday, but there was a fish and chip van in the village on friday only which we made use of as it was getting late by the time we got there and unpacked, and it was very nice to."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cleanliness was excellent."

    Extra sanitiser had been placed throughout. Hosts were available if needed and ready to give information - very friendly and approachable. The cottage was very nicely organised - we loved the kitchen and utility room. There were many cooking implements to use and a good sized fridge and freezer. The outside table and benches were good to eat at with a nice flower border.The showers and bathrooms were lovely. The village of Binbrook is incredibly peaceful and a good place to walk or cycle from. Every day we walked and cycled - and yes there are plenty of HILLS!! Our family of 6 adults and Grandad had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Caron Nicola5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time at this immaculate property."

    Carol the owner was so friendly. The property is exactly as the photos. Large rooms and comfy beds. The local pubs weren't doing food due to the covid virus. So we ate out lunch and ate in every night. We had all the utensils we needed. Carol asked if all OK so we suggested pizza trays and cutter and more baking trays for chips. She said she likes feedback. The boys said the pool table needed upgrading but they all played on it so can't be too bad. We were so lucky to have good weather and the boys played football in the large back garden.. One of the boys said a TV in the games room would have been good Would most definitely go back. Worth 5 star. Thank you Carol from the Dunn family of Thornaby/Ingleby Barwick Teesside

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Jul 2020

  • "The accommodation was excellent and everything worked out well for us."

    We found it easily from sat nav as well. Owner very accommodating.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Feb 2020

  • "Had a thoroughly great time at Balmedie celebrating a special birthday with family."

    The cottage exceeds all expectations, beds comfy, lovely log fire, fantastic kitchen which is well equipped, great family area, games room with pool table which led to some great competition. What more can I say, that is this an exceptional holiday house and would highly recommend it! The host was there when you needed her; she is very friendly but left you to get on if you didn't need her.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Dec 2019

  • "We stayed at Balmedie while visiting family for Christmas."

    The house is beautifully presented, and has everything you might need for a holiday or a family gathering. The kitchen is huge, and the triple oven made cooking Christmas dinner for a large group really easy. The kids loved the games room upstairs which kept them busy for hours with pool and table football. The TV has Netflix and all the catch up apps as well as normal TV so there was plenty of choice for the Christmas movie. Binbrook is a small quiet village but it has a pub serving food most days, a cafe for breakfast and lunch as well as a village shop and post office. Every you need is nearby.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Dec 2019

  • "Superb house located in the picturesque village of Binbrook."

    We were very impressed with the bedrooms and bathrooms. The beds were very comfy and the bathrooms very modern. The kitchen was exceptionally well stocked with more utensils you could wish for. The owners were very welcoming. Would definitely stay here again!

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Plenty of room in the house and the garden was beautifully maintained. The owner was very kind. Contact via email was made before we arrived and some basic commodities were left for us. Had a wonderful time as a family to relax and go for walks. Would definitely stay there again. Maggie

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Oct 2019

  • "The property was roomy and clean."

    The beds were comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped, light and airy with plenty of workspace for everyone. The Bathrooms are bright, with plenty of hot water and good pressure on the showers. The car port is great for storing bikes and handy access into the rear porch/utility room. One of the best properties we have rented in 12 years.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very lovely and comfortable hosts had left milk bun loaf and butter which was lovely would definitely stay there again."

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2019

  • "The accommodation was fantastic met all our needs."

    The location was ideal with pub and shop available within a few yards and the beaches just a few miles away.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Aug 2019

  • "Balmedie met our expectations fully."

    It did not exceed them because our previous booking of a Sykes property set the bar so high. The bungalow - too big for a cottage - was very well furnished, clean as a new pin when we arrived (hopefully not far off when we left) and extremely comfortable. There were 6 of us so we could spread out a bit and if we are able to put a group like that together again we would not hesitate to book Balmedie again. Two minutes walk to the pub for a pint and good food helps too!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is the first property we have used where we have not had to buy toilet rolls, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and condiments."

    We were welcomed with plumb cake, home made jam and butter. There was milk in the fridge. We could not find fault with anything in the cottage. It was like being home from home. Very comfortable and welcoming. We used the game room every day. The owner was available every day - she is a lovely person, very friendly and helpful. With all the living arrangements on ground level it was ideal for my mum who is 86 and she managed the 3 large steps down to the lounge and a bedroom with ease (I think it would work for a person in a wheelchair) The rooms are spacious. The village was quiet, friendly and peaceful, the children aged 10 and 12 could safely ride round the village. The local convenience store had the basics and the local pub had good food and was very reasonably priced. The coast is only 30 minutes away and there were plenty if other things to do and see in the surrounding area. We loved the cottage, would definitely use this as a base should we return to the area. We would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2019

  • "This property is modern, very well equipped and has a good lay out."

    The layout suited us well, as we were two family groups on holiday together. Having a double room and twin room at each end of an L shaped house meant we had space. We then used kitchen and games rooms once the children were asleep, but didn't use the lounge in the evenings as it was next to a twin room. The garden is spacious and has seating, but isn't enclosed so children needed to be watched which was fine for us. The games room is great, with a selection of books and games. The kitchen and bathrooms are brilliant. All new and well equipped. We enjoyed our stay in this house. Thanks again!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely location, spacious rooms the children loved the space to play and the playroom upstairs."

    Plenty to do nearby. Enjoyed an excellent family holiday. Would recommend to friends and family

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2019

  • "Had a lovely family weekend, celebrating a 40th wedding anniversary."

    The cottage is very modern and well equipped, kids enjoyed the games room and board games. Host, Carol, is lovely and very helpful. Pub, serving food, is on the doorstep, as well as a Chinese takeaway, both very nice. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay, comfortable beds, well equipped everything you could possibly need, grandsons enjoyed the games room, owner was friendly, welcoming and helpful."

    However for families requiring beach activities it is a 45 min journey to these places.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Feb 2019

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Ground floor: Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x double and 2 x twin (zip/link can be super king-size doubles on requests)
  • Bathroom with a bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Utility
  • First Floor: Mezzanine games rooms with pool table.
  • Gas central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking is available for several cars
  • Rear lawned garden and patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk
  • Pubs in nearby villages
  • Note: If you would like the twin zip/link beds as super king size doubles, please contact the office so they can inform the owner.

The property

Balmedie is a stunning cottage located in the quiet village of Binbrook between the market towns of Louth and Market Rasen, in Lincolnshire.

Throughout the home, the colours are attractive, welcoming and very much in the modern-contemporary decor, but in-keeping with the classic, period cottage style.

It boasts lightly decorated walls and high-quality wooden furnishings to emulate that home-from-home vibe with a countryside feel to it.

There are four bedrooms: one king-size double with en-suite shower room, one double and two twins (zip/link - can be super kings on request).

Each room is ideally placed at either end of the long of the extended L shaped house to offer views of the garden.

With a family shower room and bathroom with high-quality fixtures and fittings - choose from a lovely walk-in shower or a fitted bath to prepare for your day in style.

The kitchen has a set of stunning white units, marble worktops and attractive black tiling, with plenty of modern appliances on-hand to suit your cooking needs.

The large dining area has seating for up to eight people and is a wonderful place to dine together as a family.

Move through the house and find the spacious living room.

Enjoy three cosy sofas centred around the TV.

Here you can relax after a long day and unwind with your favourite shows and films, with the benefit of the woodburning stove to keep you warm.

Upstairs there is a mezzanine games room complete with a pool table.

There is off-road parking available for several cars.

Outside has a rear and front garden with lawned and patio area and plenty of seating to sit out and enjoy the sun.

While you stay at Balmedie, why not visit Market Rasen Racecourse?

Join the crowd in cheering on your favourite horses, with racing happening all year round with many different special occasions: Family Fundays, Ladies Days and Music nights.

For those interested in the counties aviation heritage, visits to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight centre, at RAF Coningsby, and the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage centre, at East Kirkby, are essential.

The Lincolnshire coast, with its traditional seaside towns and coastal reserves, is only a 40 minute drive away. There is something for everyone here!

Balmedie is the ideal property for friend and family celebrations.

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About the location


Market Rasen 10 miles; Louth 10 miles; Lincoln 24 miles.

The quiet and charming village of Binbrook is set in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire and is just 10 miles from the popular town of Market Rasen. Binbrook is set deep in the Lincolnshire Wolds in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is close to the old RAF Binbrook site. The village benefits from shops, a Post Office, a pub and a Chinese takeaway and is a lovely base for your holiday to the beautiful Lincolnshire area. Visitors to the area are also ideally situated to explore the wonderful medieval city of Lincoln, with its stunning cathedral, variety of shops and, of course, its 11th century castle.

Note: Though the property is all on the ground floor, there are a few steps which lead down to the bedrooms and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility. However the games room is upstairs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas