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Barn End

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Broxholme near Saxilby, Lincolnshire Show on map


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  • 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
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage and lovely owners."

    Had everything we needed, lots within 10/15 minutes drive, was great to go back to a peaceful cottage after a busy day. Loved waking up to the birds singing in the morning, and heard owls at night too. There were a couple of nights I stayed alone with my young daughter and we both felt very safe.

    Hi Roseanna, sorry for taking so long to respond to your kind review. It was lovely to hear you describe staying here as feeling safe as its definitely something we hope for, that our guests feel warm, comfortable and safe, so thank you. The birds are really putting on a show at the moment, Spring has arrived at last!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roseanna5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Very cosy. Had a few days here in the middle of January and the owner very kindly put the log burner on for our arrival, it was much appreciated. About 15 minutes drive into Lincoln. Will definitely be going back in the future.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jan 2024

  • "Barn End is a delightful country cottage, very tastefully furnished with everything provided for a stay away from home."

    The wood burner is a great source of heat,especially in a very frosty January. Peter ( the owner) had lit the fire for our arrival and kept us supplied with wood,and Catrin showed true concern for our well being during our stay. I would recommend Barn Cottage most highly,you will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by George5.0Jan 2024

  • "A lovely cosy cottage with nice decor and great facilities."

    Located near Lincoln and in the countryside this was a perfect place to relax. Weather didn't matter as plenty to do inside ( games, great internet connection, tv). ENjoyed the luxury of two bathrooms and two baths! Wood was amply provided for woodburner with option to purchase more at a nominalo price if needed. Heating sytem very effective and although mid winter we didn't always use as cottage retained its heat well. Hosts were quick to respond and very friendly

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Barn End, Im so glad you were comfortable and warm and had plenty to do, despite the weather. Also its very reassuring to hear that the internet connection was great for you. Have a Happy New Year and perhaps we'll see you again some day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2023

  • "Everything was excellent including the welcome and helpfulness of the owner."

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, its always so helpful for hosts. Im so glad you enjoyed your stay, despite rather than because of the rather dull and wet weather, at least the cottage was a snug respite for you all at Christmas. Thank you for booking Barn End and hope you will visit again some day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2023

  • "Our second time staying at Barn End, highly recommend."

    Such a lovely homely cottage. Clean, tidy, great kitchen and smart TV for rainy afternoons.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, its always so lovely to hear that guests are happy to recommend Barn End as a place to stay, especially returning guests and especially when the weather wasn't too kind. Thank you for re visiting us and hope to see you again some day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Oct 2023

  • "Second time we’ve stayed at Barn End Love the character of the buildings ..."

    Second time we’ve stayed at Barn End Love the character of the buildings Nice touches with milk, etc left in the fridge Comfortable beds & furnishings Good shower Close to the area of Burton Waters with a variety of cafes, pub & restaurants Nice marina to walk round Will definitely return

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with space to sit outdoors."

    Owners are very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Cottage has everything you need. We really enjoyed our stay here and will be back.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and that the cottage had everything you needed, its always reassuring for hosts to know they have thought of everything. It was a real pleasure to host you all and hope to meet you here again some day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Stayed for a few nights on my own and felt perfectly safe and comfortable. Great location, so quiet and peaceful even during harvest time, yet just 15 mins to Lincoln (and nearby other things like Newark/antiques fair). Easy to drive country roads and lovely to walk from the cottage down to the river. Cottage itself was comfortable, as was the bed, and the cottage had everything I needed. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely restful and peaceful holiday in delightful surroundings, The countryside around there is very pleasant and the beautiful city of Lincoln is close by."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely stay in this cosy cottage."

    Thank you.

    I'm so pleased you had a lovely stay in our cottage, it was such a pleasure hosting you all, I really enjoyed our chats and hope you'll visit again some day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely weekend at Barn End."

    Everything was perfect. The cottage was well equipped and spotlessly clean. Despite being on a working farm, it is very peaceful.

    I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you so much for reviewing Barn End. It was such a pleasure chatting to you both and hope your next holiday in the sun is perfect too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Barn End, a very peaceful location and fantastic cottage with lovely owners."

    Thank you for such great feedback. We're so glad you liked the cottage . We always try to ensure our guests feel comfortable and at home, so your feedback is most welcome. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage is charming , lovely bathrooms and all well decorated throughout ,we enjoyed our break although the weather could have been better , the accommodation is warm and neat ."

    Thank you for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback, we're so pleased the cottage met your expectations and glad it was warm during some rather inclement weather. Let's hope good weather arrives for all of us soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josephine4.1Apr 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay with two small children."

    Beautiful surroundings, quiet countryside, very friendly and helpful hosts. The cottage has a lovely wood burning stove and a well equipped kitchen. Pleasantly surprised to find lots of DVDs available, board games, and a TV with Netflix, iPlayer etc as most cottages just have standard Freeview! We are already planning to book again for October half term! Cannot fault it, best UK holiday break we've had.

    Thank you for your great feedback, so pleased you enjoyed your stay and are planning to come back! What better feedback can a host get than that. We look forward to seeing you again later in the year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Apr 2023

  • "A nice cosy space to escape to - Hosts were lovely, kind and friendly, hence this is my 2nd stay here."

    Well located to enjoy the countryside and also be close to Lincoln. There are walks down the lane and in the fields down to the river and elsewhere to enjoy Lincoln Countryside and 'fly pasts' by the Red Arrows who are local to here give another level to the enjoyment. A peaceful and cosy space to escape to.

    Its always so lovely when guests decide to return to us and take the time to share their experience. So pleased you enjoyed the Red Arrows too, they can sometimes be a bit noisy so not to everyones taste, but we enjoy seeing them and glad you did too. Thank you for taking the time to review Barn End cottage, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was very cosy and the owners had gone above and beyond to provide a home from home experience with everything you would ever need."

    It was in a lovely rural location but just 10 minutes drive from the city of Lincoln. The nearby village of Saxilby had a good range of food shops and takeaways. Beautiful sunsets and a fly past by the Red Arrows was an added bonus.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We set out to provide the kind of accommodation we know we would like and so its always heartening to hear from guests who felt that Barn End was home from home, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great cottage in a lovely location."

    Everything you need in the cottage and the log fire was lit when we arrived!

    Hi, Thank you for your kind review. Its always great to hear when guests have a comfy stay., and so glad the location was just right for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Feb 2023

  • "I started writing this review on our first night of our stay."

    What a beautiful place Barn End is, it accommodated myself, partner and both of our younger children (4 & 1) who were both excited throughout our stay. Stove lit upon arrival which gave it a cozy feel, generous supply of logs for the burner and more if needed. It really is a special place with plenty of room, it was alot bigger then expected. Easy to get around and they've really thought of everything. It has EVERYTHING you could possibly need. With only a very short 14 minute drive to the city centre your closer than you think. Host was absolutely lovely and made my children very welcome and even put on some Christmas lights which they wouldn't stop watching. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and I'm currently looking at booking our next stay.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, its always great to hear that guests have been comfortable and happy. Im glad the lights were a hit with the little ones too. It was a pleasure to host you and look forward to hopefully meeting you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shania5.0Dec 2022

  • "I had a lovely rural stay over Christmas with a roaring wood burner fire and beautiful views."

    The bed is very comfy with the skylight window giving me views to the night sky from the bed - dreamy. The kitchen had everything I needed and there's the choice of a bath and a huge roll top bath with overhead shower. The cottage is only a short drive to Doddington Hall and has quick easy access into all parts of Lincoln. The Hosts were delightful, they were very hospitable and kind. I would book again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage and welcoming owners"

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Everything you need for a for a fab self catering holiday. Quaint garden with furniture for sitting relaxing. Owners very friendly and on hand if required. Nice bottle of wine on arrival.

    Thank you for giving such a lovely review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was such a pleasure hosting you so we hope you'll come to stay again some day. Catrin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very friendly, very clean, lovely cottage."

    Unfortunately owing to partner breaking ankle just before we went we were a little limited in exploring the surrounding countryside, (still highly recommended though).

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Jun 2022

  • "Super hosts and very clean, comfortable, warm barn in pretty countryside."

    Hope to return.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2022

  • "Barn End is a great place to relax away from city life, with the added bonus of a short drive to visit places of interest."

    Catrin and her husband are great hosts, we couldn't have asked for anything more from our holiday. Rural, peace and quite. Barn End cottage is the perfect place to stay it has everything you need for that home from home feeling.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2022

  • "Pleasantly surprised with the lovely rural surroundings in close approximation of the city."

    The accommodation itself was spacious and well laid out, with plenty of thought given to architectural features and log fire to boot. Most comfortable experience.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Mar 2022

  • "Had a lovely few days stay here , clean, well equipped, fire lit on arrival and was supplied with logs throughout our stay so cozy and a peaceful location with a short hop to shops and Lincoln ."

    Owners respect your privacy but on hand should you need them. thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we will be returning. We definatly recommend barn end loved it

    Reviewed by Kim4.4Jan 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful stay!"

    Hosts were easily accessible but gave us our own space. The barn was beautiful, warm, clean and well-stocked with amenities, including logs for the fire (which was lit for our arrival!). The surrounding walks are so peaceful and we loved going down to the river for a stroll. We went into Lincoln one day which was a very short car ride away, and we even managed a NYE run on the extremely quiet country roads. A perfect, last-minute new year stay. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely two day break at Barn End."

    Everything was there to help us enjoy our stay and the owners have thought of everything, with lovely home laundered bed linen and towels. Having two bathrooms was a real treat with the choice of a bath or shower. Barn End has been converted to a high standard and is located well, only being a short distance to Lincoln and also the surrounding villages with walks on the door step.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Dec 2021

  • "This was a very comfortable cottage to stay in with easy access to Lincoln and surrounds."

    The access and comfort was well suited to an elderly person in our party. We ahd a great time and it was great to stay in the Lincolnshire countryside, with its wide open skies.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2021

  • "We were surprised that there was no wardrobe to hang our clothes in."

    Contrary to the information given, we were not met by our host and neither did thy make any attempt to contact us during our stay. The photo on your web site showing the table and chairs by the river gave the misleading impression that this was local to the cottage. You would need to carry these items down the lane, across a large field, through a wood and over a steep bank to get to the river. It was suggested that the area would be good for cycling, which was true, but there is nowhere to store a bike safely. I had to keep my bike in the kitchen.

    Thank you for providing your feedback. I was so sorry to hear that you were unhappy with certain aspects of your stay here at Barn End. You mentioned that no attempt was made by the host to contact you; however, we did speak with you on at least three occasions during your stay, including to help guide you on where to securely lock your bikes and manage the internet, but apologise if somehow we caused confusion. We have since updated the listing to make the information regarding the 10-minute walk to the riverbank be moved to a more obvious position (as currently this information sits in the summary section). Thank you again for taking the time to provide your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian2.8Sep 2021

  • "This beautifully done up cottage was peaceful, modern, well suited for our short break."

    It was a delight and I would stay there longer with no hesitation next time to explore more of the region.

    Reviewed by Celine5.0Jul 2021

  • "Barn End is a lovely well equipped cottage in a quiet position but close to lots of places of interest."

    The hosts were very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jun 2021

  • "Owners of cottage were very friendly and helpful."

    also they provided all the basics we needed, eg washing up liquid, tea towels, kitchen foil etc. They also left us milk, a bottle of red wine and some J20s which was a very nice gesture. Cottage was beautiful.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage looked even better than the photos."

    The decor and fittings were very well chosen and good quality. A very relaxing atmosphere and returned home with our batteries fully charged. Farm walk was beautiful and the hosts helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0May 2021

  • "We had a wonderful long weekend at Barn End."

    Great location to explore the area. Lots of birdsong and peace and quiet! It is a beautifully refurbished property with everything we needed. Lovely welcome with a bottle of wine, soft drinks and milk in the fridge! The wood burner was also lit for our arrival. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Apr 2021

  • "Barn End served as the perfect base to explore the beautiful local countryside on our bikes."

    The Wolds are close by, as is the city of Lincoln, and quiet country roads made for some excellent cycling. The cottage is beautifully homely and cosy, and well-equipped with everything you need. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful and their recommended trip to Doddington Hall for the carrot cake was well worth it.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2020

  • "Such a gorgeous cottage, really homely and cosy with everything you need for a self catered holiday."

    Broxholme is a great location for exploring the local area whilst also being able to enjoy the tranquility of the countryside. The hosts are lovely and were very helpful both before and during our stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Leila5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful little cottage absolutely perfect for our little family holiday."

    Had everything we needed, catered wonderfully for our toddler as well as the adults.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Oct 2020

  • "A very comfortable cottage with extremely welcoming hosts."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is ideal as a base to travel around the East coast/Lincoln areas."

    The owners were very good but let you get on with your break without pestering you. My only real problem was, there not being a shower in the main bathroom - only a trivial thing but most people enjoy a shower nowadays

    Thank you for your feedback. The description does state that the main bathroom only has a bath however we agree that most people enjoy using a shower and the property does have a shower over bath in the en-suite. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • LPG central heating throughout
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, coffee maker, Smart TV, DVD player and selection of DVD's and Free WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent (and in Winter months, lit before your arrival for that extra warm welcome)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for one car but plenty of room on the farm for more cars
  • Small garden with lawn and dining furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop within 2 miles, pub within 2.2 miles
  • Please Note: The River Till is a pleasant 10 minute walk from Barn End where there is a private peg on their private river bank
  • Please note: A wheelchair friendly ramp and safety barrier can be provided on request for level access to the property
  • Please note: Minimum of 3 night bookings from May to September.

The property

Lincoln 6 miles, Saxilby 2.1 miles.

A quaint and homely abode, Barn End is a true delight of a property from which to base your exploration of Lincolnshire with your loved ones It’s just 10 minutes from the delights of historic Lincoln, where after a busy day, you can go to sleep to the hoot of owls and wake up to the song of Blackbirds, truly, the best of both worlds.

Inside, the all-ground-floor cottage offers a traditional interior, while outside you can expect to be surrounded by stunning countryside views, making this dwelling the perfect place for your idyllic retreat.

Step inside the sitting room and admire the array of stylish and traditional furniture, inviting you to settle down in front of the Smart TV or DVD, as the warmth of the wood-burning stove lights up the room creating a homely ambiance.

Move through into the kitchen/diner with an excellent array of appliances to help you prepare your meals, including an electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave and fridge and coffee maker, so everything you need to prepare a meal for 4, for those splashy rainy days, there is also the convenience of a washing machine.

At the end of the day, choose from two bedrooms to rest your head There is a master king-size bedroom boasting its own en-suite bathroom and traditional vaulted and beamed ceiling, and velux window where you can star gaze from the sumptuous brass bed and wonder at Lincolnshire unspoilt night skies, there is an equally elegant double room served by a second bathroom, which provides a great sleeping arrangement for a couple, pair of couples or family.

In the mornings, the private lawn makes the perfect place to soak in the countryside scenery with a cup of coffee, before packing up a picnic and heading out into the local countryside or the River Till is a pleasant 10 minute walk from Barn End where you can sit at the private riverbank and gaze at the swans floating by from the owners jetty, the perfect private get away, fishing is free in season, so bring your rods!

Nearby Saxilby hosts all the amenities you need for a self-catered stay, including pubs, cafe’s, supermarket and Post Office, as well as a railway station providing good links to Lincoln, the next stop along the line, so ideal if planning a day sight- seeing without the constraints of car parking.

Lincoln is a magical city, both modern and vibrant but also, incredibly historic, with its imposing Cathedral on the hill which towers over the medieval quarter and its Castle housing an original copy of the Magna Carta, walled walks and museums.

For a truly scenic experience, head to the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or simply appreciate your surroundings from the comfort of Barn End.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Lincoln 6.6 miles.

Saxilby is a large village resting in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The village itself provides a small selection of pubs and restaurants for that fine dining experience, as well as some supermarkets and convenience stores for picking up those last-minute essentials. Further afield is the thriving city of Lincoln, home to a large number of popular tourist sites and historic attractions. Choose to visit the two 11th century buildings, Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle, rich with history and with guided tours on offer. For a spot of culture The Collection museum and art gallery hosts a range of modern art displays, whilst the Museum of Lincolnshire Life provides that historical twist. Saxilby rests in the rural part of Lincolnshire, and is only a short drive from the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds AONB for a plethora of walking and cycling routes and stunning views. This village is the perfect base for friends, families or a group of travellers wishing to visit the very best sites of Lincolnshire.

Note: The River Till is a pleasant 10 minute walk from Barn End where there is a private peg on their private river bank.
Note: A wheelchair friendly ramp and safety barrier can be provided on request for level access to the property.
Minimum of 3 night stays from May to September.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas