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Shepherd's Cottage

Claythorpe near Alford, Lincolnshire (Ref. 1043408)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Beautiful cottage.”


    ... Only noise is from the cows...sheep....and birds... Lovely pub and cafe a short drive or nice walk away from both. Would recommend a stay here 1000%.

    - Mrs Kaczmarek, May 2021

The property

Alford 5.2 miles.

Spend a week on a tranquil rural getaway with your family at this charming detached cottage, enveloped by arable farmland and cattle grazing in the owner's countryside fields.

Shepherd's Cottage is a family-friendly holiday home offering a rural retreat for yourself, your children and your canine companions.

Make your way into the welcoming abode as you feel the cosy warmth from the ground-floor underfloor heating, strolling into a handy utility room where you can kick off your muddy boots and pop your clothes in the washing machine.

Step into the walk-in shower found opposite, letting the hot water rinse away an adventurous day in the countryside, before heading to the kitchen to rustle up a tasty home-cooked meal using the contemporary cooking amenities.

Tuck into your delightful home-cooking in the living/dining room, enjoying a group meal over a bottle of wine, before heading over to the lovely seating area in front of the toasty woodburning stove for a fun-filled movie night in front of the TV.

Retire upstairs to one of the two charming double bedrooms - one of which is home to a handy zip-link bed which can become a twin upon request - the bedrooms benefit from sloped ceilings, bright Velux windows and views out to the surrounding fields.

Head out to the private fenced garden, where you'll find a calming spring and lawn area and can enjoy sunny afternoons on the south facing patio complete with barbecue and table and chairs.

The property is surrounded by lush fields of Lincolnshire countryside, with arable farmland, grazing cattle, and unspoilt views into far-reaching rural landscapes.

The public footpath which leads from the garden is the perfect starting point for a relaxing walk with your other half- wander along beautiful farmland fields during a brisk morning sunrise, or take a romantic sunset stroll to nearby Claythorpe Water Mill.

A short drive brings you over to the market town of Alford where you can stock up on self-catering essentials at one of the many shops or weekly markets, delight in a night away from the kitchen at one of the welcoming pubs or restaurants, or alternatively you can explore the Grade I listed working windmill.

Pull on your walking boots and travel into the outstanding Lincolnshire Wolds AONB, enjoying a variety of scenic walking trails, hiking opportunities, cycling routes, and thrilling activities among unique wildlife and captivating landscapes.

Spend a day at the beach at one of the classic English seaside resorts of Mablethorpe and Skegness, boasting sandy beaches, and family-friendly attractions including crazy golf, bowling, go-karting and funfairs.

Other nearby destinations worth a visit include the vibrant towns of Louth and Horncastle, or explore the enchanting woodland before visiting the historic Flying Scotsman railway line.

Enjoy a rural retreat with your loved ones at Shepherd's Cottage.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x double zip-link (can be twin upon request)
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating, underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Private fenced garden with lawn, pond and patio area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.1 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: There is a natural spring in the garden which will be fenced off, take care
  • Note: There is a public footpath next to the garden's fence
  • Note: The property is surrounded by arable farmland and cattle grazing, please take care
  • Note: Low beam ceiling in living room (6'4)

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About the location


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

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

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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