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Little Owl

(Ref. 971863)

Market Rasen, Lincolnshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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71 Customer Reviews

  • "We had an amazing time at this well appointed, beautiful, cosy and much loved barn conversion."

    The view of the fields, big sky and sunsets were mesmerising. Kirsty and Nigel were warm and welcoming without being obtrusive. An outstanding holiday!

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Oct 2023

  • "Perfect accommodation in such a lovely quiet environment with beautiful views of the setting sun over the fields."

    Located ideally for exploring near the Wolds; Lincoln, Skegness, Cleethorpes, Louth etc are all within a 30 minute drive and there are many Aviation heritage sites to visit (the IBCC is excellent). The property is very well equipped and the owners a pleasure to meet; 10/10 all round, thank you.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday property, good quiet location, plenty to see and do in ..."

    Fantastic holiday property, good quiet location, plenty to see and do in surrounding towns, Hosts very welcoming and nothing to much trouble, We will definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful, modern barn conversion that was light and bright and had everything you could possibly want."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Aug 2023

  • "The barn conversion was first class."

    We could have moved in! The views were amazing - particularly the sunsets and wildlife. Richard and Kirsty are great hosts - nothing is too much trouble. Lots to do in the local area and some really lovely places to eat. Would highly recommend to anyone and would love to go again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at little owl."

    Reviewed by Edith5.0Jul 2023

  • "1st class barn conversion in a quiet peaceful location."

    Lovely countryside views close to pretty villages, towns and amenities. Comfortable, clean and well equipped. Great for our disabled daughter, wet room, wide doors etc. Friendly, welcoming and helpful owners. We would definitely recommend and return for future stays. Angela

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Little Owl, the owners were lovely and came to greet us when we first arrived, very pleasant and informative of the area and things to do."

    We will definitely be coming back in the future, lovely little place, beautiful surroundings and so peaceful!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2023

  • "An excellent, roomy, modern cottage with all facilities."

    A bonus was the resident little owl which we saw on three occasions.

    Reviewed by Janifer5.0May 2023

  • "We had a fantastic 4 nights, quiet, dark, no traffic, shower hot, towels fluffy."

    Generous parking, lots of wildlife, including inquisitive male pheasant. Lovely sunsets, big sky - planets at night, full working kitchen, heating. Easy directions, home from home, we will be back!

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "Little Owl is a wonderful property and so warm and welcoming."

    The kitchen-lounge, bedrooms and ensuites are all of a very high standard and very spacious. The beds were so comfy, and I don't think that we have ever slept better anywhere before! Little Owl was lovely to relax in after a day exploring Lincolnshire. We will definitely be recommending it to our friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2023

  • "Little owl was very clean and comfortable and the owner was very welcoming."

    If holidaying in that part of Lincolnshire would certainly choose this property.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely modern property with two double bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms."

    Very clean and well equipped. Owner very friendly and welcoming and close by for any problems. In a rural setting. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2023

  • "Enjoyed holiday, very nice barn conversion."

    Very spacious. Went with daughter, son in law and granddaughter nearly 2. Had no bath but we took blow up paddling po which fitted in shower for baby. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property is outstanding."

    rural location, town 3 miles away. the best Christmas we have ever had. photos do not do this property justice. everything is thought of. owners go above and beyond to help.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Little Owl, the place Is immaculate and Incredibly comfortable and relaxing with exquisite views!"

    The hosts went out of there way to make sure we had everything we needed. can't wait for our next visit!

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2022

  • "Wow what a fabulous cottage a credit to the owners."

    Set in the rural countryside with fabulous views over the fields, it’s so peaceful and quiet.The spec of the property is outstanding, clean, comfortable and the shower was amazing. Whether staying in or going out this makes a great base for relaxing or exploring the Lincolnshire county. We will definitely be staying again in the future.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Nov 2022

  • "A stunning barn conversion that has been beautifully finished and in the grounds of a working farm with the owners nearby."

    A perfect hub for the Lincolnshire Wolds and Lincoln. The highlight was watching the wildlife as the sun went down through the floor-to-ceiling windows - particularly the hares that are the size of a small kangaroo!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2022

  • "Little Owl was extremely well fitted out and very comfortable."

    A good base to travel out from. Helpful owners on hand for any problems. The surroundings are beautiful and the whole place is so tranquil. We enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Second time I stayed here."

    Excellent very peaceful and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2022

  • "Everything was to a very high standard and much appreciated."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great stay."

    Property was perfect. Photos really didn't do it justice. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Alisdair4.7Jul 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable conversion."

    We felt relaxed immediately. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We had a great week and would recommend the cottage to our friends.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2022

  • "Little Owl is a fantastic property in an excellent location for exploring Lincolnshire."

    If peace and tranquility are what you are looking for you will not be disappointed with Little Owl. The property was very comfortable and well equipped. The owners are on hand if you need them. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Extremely comfortable accommodation with a friendly owner ."

    Outlook was over fields with brown hares seen close up every day and a little owl perched on his box nearby every evening . The location was ideal for visiting Lincoln and the many footpaths in this part of the Wolds, also beaches were not far away..

    Reviewed by G5.0May 2022

  • "A magnificent property and great location."

    Absolutely spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The grounds around the property are extremely well kept and the variety of nature amazing. We very much appreciated meeting Nigel, the co-owner and thank him for his advice and information on the area. It was brilliant to walk down to the White Hart pub or into Market Rasen via the back roads in the evening after exploring the wonderful Lincolnshire countryside during the day. Really enjoyed our week at Little Owl, many thanks.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "We loved staying at Little Owl for so many reasons (we lost out on our 2021 Easter holiday due to COVID travel restrictions so it's been a long wait for us)!"

    The barn conversion is beautiful, the location is very peaceful, amazing view of the sunsets & we got to see a great range of local wildlife too (Little Owls, heard other owls too, bats, hares, rabbits, foxes, pheasants, kestrel & partridges)! We really enjoyed having the space (including the lovely bathrooms) & we found it very comfortable. We didn't use the fire (we were lucky enough to have great weather so it was a little too warm to have one), but we can imagine it'd only enhance the cosy feeling even more. The hosts were very helpful & friendly & the welcome gifts were a nice touch on arrival. We had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday at Little Owl & a place we would love to return to.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Apr 2022

  • "Superb accommodation in a fantastic location."

    So quiet and peaceful. Extremely clean. The owners were very welcoming and helpful, even providing a charger for our phone. Once you sit on the sofa watching the hares hop by and the sun set you will not want to leave.

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely smashing spot and exceptionally well designed accommodation, open and bright."

    Lovely and warm with underfloor heating even though it snowed. Main bedroom could do with a dressing table and chair! Very happy with everything else including wet rooms. Owners really nice and very helpful when we needed a vase and an electric whisk, both provided instantly.

    Reviewed by Anonymous4.7Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic property; well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    We met the owner who was very friendly, and we enjoyed the peace and quiet of the rural location. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by William Andrew5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage."

    Very peaceful, private, comfortable and beautifully furnished. Lovely owners. Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great property, stylishly decorated, warm and cosy and the cleanest we have stayed in in a long while."

    Owner very helpful and friendly. Unfortunately we had the worst of weathers and lost the WiFi but the owner went above and beyond to get it rectified. Delightful to sit in the lounge and have hares scamper past, a real treat. We were using this as a base to visit relatives and would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Feb 2022

  • "Wonderful, luxurious, great views and very friendly and helpful owners."

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Little Owl and had a very relaxing time."

    We were warm and comfortable with everything we needed, and the barn was renovated to a very high standard. Coupled with the litte extras this was definitely a 5 star experience. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2021

  • "The property was exceptionally clean and fitted out with high quality furnishings and yet we felt very comfortable and "at home"."

    The way you made yourself available with 2 phone numbers was much appreciated!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent stay so relaxing."

    What I really needed. It's a beautiful cottage with everything you need including lovely wet shower rooms. Beautiful views from the living area window. Will definitely visit again next year

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2021

  • "A wonderful little cottage, extremely comfortable, in a lovely quiet rural setting."

    A real bonus for us were the little owls peeking out of their nesting box! Many thanks to Nigel and Kirsty for such a fabulous holiday home.

    Reviewed by Lyndie5.0Sep 2021

  • "My dad has Parkinson’s so struggles with mobility this was perfect location plus a trip to Sutton on sea ."

    It was all so relaxing and peaceful

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2021

  • "We enjoyed our holiday immensely."

    We have stayed in quite a few self catering cottages. All of which have been excellant, but Little Owl was one of the best. It was clean, comfortable and provided everything needed. The only criticism we have is the shower. It is rather weak.

    Reviewed by Beryl4.7Sep 2021

  • "Excellent stay at the little owl."

    This was our second visit and it didn't disappoint. Lovely welcome pack and Nigel couldn't do enough for us. We will definitely be back for a third visit.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely barn conversion in the middle of the Lincolnshire countryside, very well fitted out - can't think of anything that was missing."

    We had amazing weather, but I think it would be cosy when it wasn't so warm. Great accessibility for our son in his electric wheelchair. Nigel very friendly and happy to help.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0May 2021

  • "Enjoyed every aspect of our stay from the greeting throughout our stay till our sad departure."

    So peaceful and felt so relaxed after only a few hours. You should try it as I am sure you will not be sorry. I hope it's not too long before our return visit.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0May 2021

  • "Little Owl was just what we needed and we quickly settled in to our new home for the week."

    The property is in a stunning location and very central for exploring Lincolnshire. The barn is well equipped with everything you need and we were lucky with the weather getting out earlyish every morning exploring the local area getting back to the barn to watch the hares and dramatic skies and sunsets Hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0May 2021

  • "We had a really lovely week away."

    We loved being out in the middle of nowhere but it was still easy accessible to get to places. The barn is well equipped, the owners live next door and are very helpful if you need anything or want to ask questions. We loved the open space in the kitchen/dining/lounge area. The bed was comfy, the pillows were fine, but I always take my own anyway as I particularly like it. It was plenty warm enough as it really warms up with the sun, so we turned the heating off, but there is a wood burner if it’s cold. The sliding door is quite noisy into the shower room if someone goes at night, but as there was only two of us we used the toilet in the other shower room in the night! We loved seeing the owls and hares. Our car is electric and Nigel really helpfully said there was an outside plug and we could use it to charge, so that was amazing. We did a lot of walking and cycling. Theres so much to see and do in Lincoln, it’s a beautiful city. We explored quite a lot of the local area in the week we were there. There’s good cycle paths from Mablethorpe along the coast, with some stretches on quite quiet country lanes, we went right out to Gibraltar Point which is a nature reserve, we’d liked to have been able to spend more time there. We also cycled along the cycle path from Lincoln to Woodhall Spa and back, it would be a great track to do with younger children as it’s not on roads. You can just go as far as you want. If you start at Woodhall Spa there’s a few pubs that you meet sooner than from Lincoln. A great week and well worth staying in Little Owl!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great accommodation, great location, well situated to explore Lincolnshire, amenities are nearby, we will definitely be looking to return - an excellent break."

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Kirsty and Nigel gave a warm welcome and made it clear that anything we needed to just ask."

    The barn was immaculate and was better than expected with wide doors and shower rooms making easy work of dealing with our handicapped daughter who is wheelchair bound. The one drawback of our stay was that we only booked a week instead of a fortnight. Will be going back in February all being well.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Oct 2020

  • "How you dealt with my booking after I had to change it due to covid."

    I have booked for years with Sykes, but i shan, t book again. The cottage was fabulous, the owners lovely and welcoming. I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2020

  • "What a lovely barn conversion Little Owl is, so spacious and everything you need for a perfect relaxing holiday."

    Totally private and quiet. Surrounded by fields. The owners are lovely, there if you need them, otherwise leave you to it. The showers are heaven, so spacious. It’s just ideal. Would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2020

  • "We were the first visitors to Little Owl after lockdown!"

    The owners had done everything necessary to the property to follow the excellent new guidelines from Sykes. We felt totally confident to stay there, as the cleanliness was outstanding. The barn conversion is absolutely wonderful. So tasteful and modern, yet comfortable and homely. The location is really peaceful and offers a wonderful opportunity to get away from it all in the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds. Owners Nigel and Kirsty went out of their way to ensure we had the best of holidays - and they succeeded! They were kind, knowledgeable and welcoming, without being at all intrusive. We would love to return in a different season. This Is undoubtedly one of the best Sykes properties we have ever visited. Thank you! Jan & Gerard

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was very well equipped worm cosy and perfect for a well deserved ..."

    The cottage was very well equipped worm cosy and perfect for a well deserved break the cottage owners welcome pack pack was also I nice touch in making us feel welcome we would highly recommend little owl to family and friends

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was of a very high standard and the owners were lovely and friendly."

    It was a real pleasure to stay in the property.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2019

  • "What a fabulous mini break!"

    Little Owl was very clean and comfortable – we could have happily stayed inside for the duration of our visit instead of exploring the surrounding Lincolnshire countryside. Little Owl is a beautifully converted barn (very stylishly decorated) with all the home comforts you need - there was even a welcome hamper on arrival, which we thought was a lovely touch. The hosts, Nigel and Kirsty, were brilliant – nearby if we needed them, although it's still an exceptionally private place to stay. We will definitely book again next year and for longer. Thanks for such a wonderful, memorable stay.

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Oct 2019

  • "Great location and lovely inside however the sofa and chair were obviously well used and not very soft with faded leather patches everywhere."

    I did lift a cushion from the seat of the sofa to try to pump it up and was greeted with so much food debris from previous visitors it was just so disgusting. It was so disappointing, but something that should be checked and cleaned after each group of visitors have left. If you go there and enjoy a cup of tea do take a teapot as there wasn’t one. Sorry for the poor feedback but it’s not something I expect to find in a Sykes recommended cottage.

    We are extremely sorry that your stay at Little Owl did not meet your expectations. We are saddened that you did not feel you could alert us to these issues during your stay or when you left your kind words in our guest book. Please accept our apologies for these oversights and be assured that the crumbs beneath the sofa pads were hoovered up immediately and a teapot now resides in the kitchen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn3.4Sep 2019

  • "We stayed at Little Owl in Sept 2019."

    The property was easy to find and in the middle of the beautiful flat landscape of Lincolnshire and 5 mins from Market Rasen. The property is wonderful, larger than it looked on the photos and spotlessly clean. The hallway has a section with coat hooks and a bench for changing footwear easily and plenty room for lots of shoes/boots. This leads to the main living area which is huge, plenty room for the open-plan living. The kitchen is well equipped with lots of little extras, including a very thoughtful Welcome Basket with bread, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar etc. There is a huge fridge/freezer, dishwasher and easy to use oven/hob. There isn't a washing machine but there is a note to say that if you needed to do some washing then you may use their machine. As the photos show, each room has floor to ceiling windows which give amazing views of the surrounding fields and sky. The stars at night are a sight to be seen! The sitting area is comfortable and there is a TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs to choose from, plus a box of games/toys for children. The Wi-Fi is useful but we often struggled to use our mobiles for calls unless we went outside. The bedrooms are spacious with comfortable beds, cosy clean bedding and additional fleecy blankets if you are feeling chilly - although it was more than warm enough for us. Each bedroom has a walk-in toilet/shower wet room - very clean, warm and an abundance of fluffy towels. The grounds are very well kept and we had total privacy throughout our stay. One of the owners Nigel welcomed us on our arrival and, although their home is just a minutes walk away, they didn't bother us throughout our stay but we knew we could ask them for anything we needed. The surrounding area is very flat and great for cycling. We visited a lot of the local areas and used Market Rasen for shopping (large Tesco). This is a wonderful property and quiet location. We would highly recommend this to family and friends as a peaceful retreat and great place to stay for exploring Lincolnshire.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2019

  • "Little Owl is a fantastic place to stay."

    We enjoyed the lovely, peaceful surroundings and the fantastically well furnished and finished property. I do not hesitate to recommend Little Owl as a great place to get away from it all and enjoy a high quality break.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2019

  • "From first arrival the owners made us very welcome."

    The cottage was stunning, spotlessly clean & had every convenience including a welcome pack of goodies. Would not hesitate to recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Sep 2019

  • "Would recommend this nice remote property."

    Owners very helpful and accommodating with good local knowledge.

    Reviewed by Linda4.1Aug 2019

  • "Owl Cottage is a beautiful barn conversion and is in a peaceful location."

    On arrival we found a very well thought out and generous food parcel for the whole family. The kitchen has everything you may need for a weeks stay and is a lovely open space to cook in with views of the fields. Comfortable and relaxing sofa and chairs. The woodburner provides excellent heat though only needed to use this once, the property is very well insulated so is very comfortable and warm. The double bedroom has blackout lining on the curtains and the twin bedroom has dark curtains and a blind, something I always hope for when staying in a cottage, the whole family slept well. The bathrooms are both beautiful and very clean. Outside there is a BBQ, seated area and private gravel garden. The property is very private, it is on a seperate drive from the owners property though close enough should you need to contact them. Nigel popped over when we arrived, appeared very helpful and a genuinely nice man. This cottage is definitely of a 5 star standard. A very perfect holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Aug 2019

  • "Little Owl is one of, if not the best holiday rentals we've booked."

    It is absolutely stunning from the beautiful long driveway to the immaculate grounds of the barn. It is located in front of the main house, and is very private and peaceful. The yard outside the front of the barn, private with a lovely view over the fields, is a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and a BBQ should the weather allow. Inside the barn did not disappoint, beautifully decorated to a rustic but contemporary style, comfy sofas and the beds are very comfortable too. It was lovely to have two bathrooms, my children loved having their own bathroom. Facilities are a home away from home and we were welcomed with a lovely basket of treats. The very approachable owner introduced himself shortly after we had arrived and gave us some tips on the area, which we found very useful. We will definitely be returning to this outstanding property.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Aug 2019

  • "Loved the location,peace and quiet plus the wild life,Nigei extremely helpful,we had a lovely week."

    Reviewed by Enid5.0Jun 2019

  • "A fabulous place to be if you want tranquility and relaxation."

    Little Owl is a spacious property which has been well thought out and furnished to a high standard. A couple of suggestions to make things even better …….. a serving spoon with holes would be a useful addition to the kitchen utensils (nothing to remove peas etc from pans). …….. upgrade the pillows and duvets to feather rather than hollow fibre (more 'breathable' and comfortable - less 'sticky'). Had visits from hares, pheasants, quail and heard the little owls in the trees nearby. Driving is a doddle on the roads nearby - very little traffic about and roads in good condition. Easy driving ….. but satnav very handy for all the B roads as they are not too well signposted. Would be very happy to visit Little Owl again.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2019

  • "Little Owl was spotless and finished to a very high standard."

    It was in a lovely quiet location surrounded by fields, we enjoyed watching the resident hare and the pair of Little Owls. There were plenty of places to visit within an hours drive of the property.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2019

  • "Beautifully designed and very nicely furnished."

    Every detail has been completed to a high standard. Little owl is the perfect place to relax and rest. It is well situated for exploring the wolds. The owners are friendly and helpful. Will be back..

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2019

  • "The place was spotless and well laid out."

    Nigel the owner was very helpful about places to eat and visit.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely break-great barn and excellent facilities."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2019

  • "Superb accommodation, everything as described including usable WiFi."

    Nice quiet location with easy access to many places of interest, particularly liked Lincoln Cathedral, Castle and rural life museum. Can in all honesty recommend “Little Owl” as a destination for exploring the Lincolnshire area.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2019

  • "Location was great - outside courtyard felt very private even though the main house was close."

    excellent for relaxing with a Prosecco!! Little Owl was superb - couldn't fault any on the facilities - nice and cosy - shower particularly good. The host was very hospitable - with great tips for visiting the coast, the local area and local hostelries - most of which we tried. Altogether Little Owl comes highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2019

  • "Little Owl is gem of a cottage; beautiful spacious interior, quiet and private location, barn conversion hence with original features."

    All in all we had lovely stay and credit should go to the owners. Gurung family Stafford Uk

    Reviewed by Tirtha5.0Apr 2019

  • "We stopped here in April for a week little owl was above and beyond what we expected ."

    Nigel was just brilliant as the weather was that good he went a bought a BBQ to use during our stay . which of course we did and throughly enjoyed it . little owl is perfect it every way ,piece and quiet and calming outlook over the fields . where you can watch the local wild life ,such as Hares foxes ,birds and Nigel on his ride on mower . we loved every minute we spent at little owl and the surrounding area of Lincolnshire. the barn is finished to such a high standard ,we found it hard to leave . The two bedrooms with their en-suite facilities are beautiful and comfortable to use . We loved the open plan living space with the tiled floors and underfloor heating as it was great to cook and chat to our family members ,which makes it sociable with the open plan . . would we go back ! most definitely,probably during colder months to be able to make the most out of log burner and underfloor heating ,would be so cosy and homely. we miss this stunning place thank you Jane Lee

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Apr 2019

  • "Lovely break"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2019

  • "What a fantastic place!"

    We stayed for a week over Christmas with our two little kids. Little Owl is stunning, it's a brand new barn conversion so everything was in pristine condition. We felt so comfortable, the accommodation is very spacious and child friendly. The owners are lovely and couldn't have been more helpful during the week that we stayed. The property was beautifully decorated for Christmas, and there was a great welcome basket full of treats. It's a great location for Market Rasen (Boxing Day races were brilliant), Lincoln, the coast, the Wolds, and loads of kids attractions. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Dec 2018

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  • This property was awarded a 2023 Sykes Star for scoring consistently perfect feedback from guests
  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, External washing machine in Art studio next door, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking
  • Bike storage by arrangement
  • Private enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 3 miles, shop 3.7 miles.

The property

A beautifully converted, detached barn, situated on the owner's smallholding, three miles from the town of Market Rasen on the fringes of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

This attractive cottage is set in a peaceful location, surrounded by open fields, making it a perfect spot for walkers, cyclists and wildlife lover, with wonderful countryside and amenities nearby.

With a contemporary feel throughout, the cottage is of the highest standard, with a spacious open-plan living space, enjoying panoramic, rural views.

Light and airy, there is underfloor eco heating, oak flooring and a cosy woodburner to relax around on cooler evenings.

With original features, including timber beams and exposed stone walls and brickwork, the property retains character, but with modern comfort.

The bedrooms comprise of a master king-size double with a contemporary en-suite wet room, followed by a twin room adjoining another wet room.

Outside, there is a patio with furniture for enjoying drinks or alfresco dining, after a day of exploring.

From the door, there are woodland walks and excellent cycling opportunities along quiet country lanes.

Nearby, Market Rasen offers pubs, tea rooms and independent shops, along with the added benefit of a National Hunt racecourse and popular golf course.

The gently rolling landscape is peppered with quaint villages, quiet lanes and footpaths to follow, while the historic city of Lincoln is just a short drive away, with its castle and cathedral perched high on the hill, overlooking the town.

With easy access to the Lincolnshire coast, this delightful cottage provides an excellent base for a wonderful holiday any time of year!

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About the location


Lincoln 15.5 miles; Louth 17 miles; Mablethorpe 29.5 miles.

Market Rasen is a small market town on the River Rase, surrounded by open countryside and woodland and located on the western edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The gently rolling landscape and picturesque villages prove a magnet for cyclists, walkers and wildlife lovers, with many quiet trails and country lanes to explore. Enjoy a round of golf on the tree-lined, 18-hole golf course, visit the National Hunt racecourse, or spend a day on one of the Lincolnshire Coast's unspoilt sandy beaches. Visit Lincoln, with its 11th century castle, beautiful cathedral and vast array of shops. For antiques lovers, Europe's largest antiques centre at Hemswell and the market town of Horncastle are within easy reach.

PLEASE NOTE: This property is currently undergoing renovation and this is expected to be completed at the end of April 2024. New photographs will follow when the work is completed, but there may be some decor differences from the photographs currently on the listing if your booking is for after this date.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas