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Shepherd's Cottage

(Ref. 1043408)

Claythorpe near Alford, Lincolnshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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70 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The cottage was cosy, clean, well equipped and very warm - we ended up turning the radiators right down upstairs despite Storm Isha raging outside. The cottage is ideally situated to easily reach lots of places in Lincolnshire and handy for an excellent meal at the Railway too.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jan 2024

  • "We appreciated the cleanliness and comfort of the cottage."

    The Instructions for lighting the fire were clear (and perfect!). The extra logs were welcome. The kitchen was very well equipped. We cooked every night and wished we had more people to cater for! The only thing that would have improved our stay - and this is marginal - would have been some notes on local walks. We researched a few, plus places to see, but a local person's view would have been welcome. The cottage situation is between the wolds and the sea - perfect for any time of year.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jan 2024

  • "Our second visit to this delightful cottage - very well appointed in all respects and situated in a beguiling rural spot."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "Cottage very clean and in lovely surroundings the only criticism I have is ..."

    Cottage very clean and in lovely surroundings the only criticism I have is that the seating in the lounge area could be improved but appart from that first class

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Nov 2023

  • "The perfect getaway, especially if you have dogs."

    Experiencing a major car problem the owners were extremely helpful. 10/10.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage ."

    . beautiful location .. very dark..very quiet .. just perfect. We spent two weeks at the cottage and it was lovely. Very well equipped, we didn't want for anything. Would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our 2nd visit."

    Lovely cottage. Super stay. Country styles a bit tricky for older spaniel, hole with a pull up stick would allow him to walk through. Local pub a short walk on quiet roads or across fields. Friendly and very good food. Would always recommend shepherd's cottage.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Sep 2023

  • "If you enjoy peace and quiet this is the place to be we have returned twice now ..."

    If you enjoy peace and quiet this is the place to be we have returned twice now clean and excellent attention to detail very comfy bed two things which would make it perfect no toilet upstairs not ideal having to come downstairs at night also flies are a problem you have to accept on a farm with cows in field we brought our own electric fly zapper with us this helped a lot would be a good addition this did not spoil our relaxing and happy holiday there

    Reviewed by Cynthia4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, quiet, beautiful views."

    Perfect place for a relaxing break. Dog loved it too!

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, well equipped and peaceful, loved by us all and ..."

    Absolutely beautiful cottage, well equipped and peaceful, loved by us all and looking to come back soon :) thank you Ann Lisa

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was clean and neverything you needed, apart you as Sykes asked for it to be left clean and tidy, there was no vacuum cleaner or mop and bucket of even a duster, Both my husband and I found this very unusual as everywhere we had stayed there has been these items, we took 2 long haired border collies with us, which no matter how much you brush them there is always hair about, even although I have hard floors down stairs I hoover every day (even Christmas day) because although I love my dogs and would not be without them I cannot stand hair about and we have had long haired collies for about 35 years."

    We therefore bought a small cordless vacuum cleaner so we could clean up, the owner did ask if we wanted the cleaner to come in on the middle part of our holiday to clean (this was a week before we arrived but I did say no I would clean myself as it was no problem, but I thought there would have been a vacuum, mop and bucket etc) We enjoyed our stay apart from the cleaning equipment not been accessible, we found the seating area very uncomfortable, as other guests have stated perhaps if there was better chairs etc we would return but alas no, also the bins outside was full on our arrival, we asked for them to be emptied but was not in our 2 week stay, so we had to take some rubbish to Tesco's recycling bins in Mablethorpe. Perhaps some issues could be looked at, the owner and her son are nice and we did enjoy the stay.

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in super location."

    Reviewed by K L E4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage!"

    Extremely well equipped kitchen, comfy beds and fantastic 360 degree views. Lovely walks straight from the door step, our dog loved it! Highly recommend this cottage if you’re after peace & tranquillity with all the comforts of home :-)

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0May 2023

  • "This was our second time at the cottage, and every bit as enjoyable as the first."

    It is remote enough to be quiet, but not so far that 'the world' is too far away. It is really well equipped...no it is really thoughtfully equipped - what I mean is there are plenty of cottages that have 'ticked all the boxes' but not thought things through from a visitor perspective (eg there is a dishwasher...and 4 mugs, so it needs running 3 times a day ..or just wash in the sink). This place is really well thought through. A delight to stay at (and the owners are great, really helpful). The addition of the EV charger since our last visit was much appreciated, charge overnight rather than waste holiday hunting for charge. It totally deserves its' high rating.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0May 2023

  • "Perfect and peaceful!"

    Has everything you need for a relaxing and serene break.

    Reviewed by William5.0May 2023

  • "Amazing blissful location didn't want to leave."

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2023

  • "If you book Shepherd's Cottage, you will be guaranteed a high quality place in which to stay."

    Decor is subtle, comfort is off the radar and the locality is perfect, for those wanting tranquility. I had a relatively long stay, as a lone woman, and never felt unsafe. Ann and Alan were always friendly, and on hand to assist with any queries and problems. My dogs loved the spacious garden and I had everything I needed for a peaceful getaway.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Mar 2023

  • "This cottage is arguably the best cottage that we have ever stayed in."

    The peace is second to none and it feels so private. The wonderful log burner kept us toasty warm for the two chilly nights that we were away, and the owner was more than happy for us to use as much wood as we required, will most certainly be returning.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2023

  • "Simply divine!"

    Quiet, cosy and stylishly appointed. Our second stay says it all!

    Reviewed by William5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is our second visit to Shepherd's Cottage."

    It is an excellent choice. The cottage is very well converted and maintained to a high standard, being very clean and super warm (we were there in winter) with a great log burner and logs are included. It is secluded and very quiet. You really want for nothing, there is a dishwasher and a washing machine with a utility room ideal for wet clothes etc. There is good communication with the owner and any problems (we had a stuck bathroom sink plug!) are dealt with promptly. Two excellent double bedrooms and a walk in downstairs toilet and shower room with loads of very hot water.Downstairs is a spacious kitchen/diner/lounge with high spreed internet and a good TV & DVD

    Reviewed by James4.7Dec 2022

  • "Shepherd's Cottage has been thoughtfully renovated and refurbished to make a very clean and comfortable holiday home."

    The kitchen area is very well equipped but without the unnecessary clutter found in so many places, which can be so annoying when there's nowhere to store food - no such problem here! We found the beds particularly comfortable. The cottage is in a wonderful location offering unspoilt country views, pleasant walks from the doorstep and, best of all, tranquility. Also perfectly placed for exploring the Wolds and coast.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2022

  • "Our 3rd visit but 1st with our new puppy."

    Everything was as we remembered, very clean, friendly and helpful owner. We had a great stay in what can only be described as a 5 star property, with great days out locally which can be reached by car or on foot!

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting renovated to a high standard."

    Well equipped kitchen and smart tv and usb points were appreciated - tv especially for evenings in. We came to avoid the fireworks as the dog is terrified of loud noises and we didn’t hear any. Close enough to the coast as dog loved the beach for walks, and handy enough for other little towns to visit.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Nov 2022

  • "Everything to a very high standard."

    Fabulously located, very clean and well supplied. Perhaps condense the crockery and glasses to allow kitchen cupboard space for guest food. Cannot fault this wonderful cottage.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay at this beautiful cottage and will definitely book again, even the drive down to the cottage from the road is lovely as it stands alone in the field."

    Everything we needed was there for all of us, including our dog who appreciated the treats as well. Thank you so much for making our stay wonderful.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage in an brilliant location (the views were amazing!"

    ). Facilities were what we needed and not too far away from villiages nearby. It was a quiet, relaxing week away and will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Sep 2022

  • "Delightful cottage."

    Very comfortable with everything you need. NO CARPET, wonderful for dogs especially ones that are dirt magnets! Thoughtful welcome treats for them and humans. The beds were superb. It was a wonderful peaceful stay, a great retreat from our rather noisier village! Have booked again immediately.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Sep 2022

  • "Delighted on entering property cleanliness excellent furnishings are all of good quality every detail thought of ie."

    plenty of crockery so dishwasher can be used shower has a slip proof floor which I find a benefit as being elderly don’t want to slip and many showers are so slippery a good wood pile at no extra cost tv in each room bedrooms fantastic with king size beds couldn’t fault it so peaceful nature all around have booked for next year before we left and the owner is quick to help you with any queries

    Reviewed by Cynthia5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great property and location - has everything you need for a peaceful break."

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with views to match."

    Very clean and comfortable would definitely recommend to others and stay again. Very modern inside but still with the original tradition. Owners are very kind and welcoming leaving chocolate in the fridge along with milk and cake. A beautiful touch.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, ideal for a peaceful break."

    Loved the secure area for the dogs! Some very thoughtful little touches too which we really appreciated. A couple of fans and maybe some top sheets would have been great for the heat wave as the duvets were really hot!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage in a beautiful setting, surrounded by fields."

    Our grandkids and dog loved being outdoors whether in the fields or in the large garden. We were very lucky in that the sun shone for the whole week. Spotlessly clean and everything we needed to make our holiday perfect. Nice comfortable beds were much appreciated. There were even some toys for our grandkids to enjoy in the garden. Nice welcome pack of tea, coffee, plum bread (which was delicious) and some chocolate for the kids. Our Labrador wasn’t left out either, there was a ball and some treats for him. We met Ann, the owner, on our first evening who was lovely, she checked with us that everything was ok and told us to ring if we had any problems. I can honestly say that this is the best cottage we have stayed in. Would love to return. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property one of the best we have stayed in."

    The whole place has been done out to a high standard and had everything you needed. The garden was great for sitting out enjoying the piece and quiet and the views were lovely too. It was also very dog friendly. The owners are very nice and helped us out when we had a little car trouble which was much appreciated. Will be going back.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautifully presented cottage in a wonderful location."

    Cottage surrounded entirely by countryside. The owner has equipped the cottage to a very high standard with everything you could ever possibly need.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, set in beautiful surroundings."

    Very quiet and peaceful. Short drive away to the coast, and a short walk to the pub/restaurant. A little piece of paradise so close to nature. Very helpful and friendly owner. Would love to go back again.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have nothing bad to say about Shepherds Cottage, it's beautifully finished, immaculately clean and the host could not have been more helpful."

    The house is surrounded by the most fantastic views and lovely cows. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend and may even return ourselves.

    Reviewed by Lillia5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property is beautiful, quiet, stunning views on all sides, cannot hear any tragic."

    Would recommend sheperds cottage . 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great cottage"

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jun 2022

  • "I am at a loss to understand why this is graded by Sykes as 4 stars not 5 - the visitors seem to, and so do we."

    We joked that we needed to come up with a 'negative' point for the review, and the best I could come up with was that the time in the microwave was set 3 mins slow!! - it really is absolutely superb, setting, facilities, state of repair etc. We are just trying to tie down the date of one event next May, and when we know that, we will be booked again. An absolute gem, I can see why it is so popular

    Reviewed by Jon4.7May 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, fabulous location."

    Can’t praise it enough. Had a wonderful week surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. Very relaxing and peaceful, just the therapy and so looking forward to coming back very soon. Thank you Ann for all your efforts with love from Linda and Mark xx

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    We'll equipped, light and spacious. If it's peace and quiet you're after this will not disappoint. All you can here is the abundance of wildlife. I would definitely recommend and visit again. On a slight negative, which would make it 10/10, would be a fridge freezer and slight more comfortable sofa/chairs

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Apr 2022

  • "Excellent. Attention to detail."

    Well equipped. Beautiful location. Fabulous host. Perfect in any season. Relax or just use as a base it's perfect.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2022

  • "All first class"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great location for quite break."

    Very clean and warm. Lovely enclosed garden for dogs. Walks from the door

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "*Fantastic cottage."

    *Superb location and views. *Ann is very helpful and always there if you need help. *Lovely welcome pack. *Very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was exactly as described and extremely clean and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Our second visit to this gorgeous cottage and yet again it didn't disappoint."

    The cottage is as listed, with great facilities, and just the place to relax and recharge the batteries. Great days out along the Lincolnshire coast and inland at Gunby Hall and Louth. We're already looking at dates for our third visit!

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Wonderful! What a location, surrounded by wildlife and no other sound to be heard."

    Lovely little touches that make the difference between a good and great stay, especially the chocolate bars, what a surprise and a treat they were. Whilst we’d brought our own, the doggie bowls, towels and shower hose were a thoughtful addition. It was nice to meet and chat with Ann, the owner, too. Just wish we had been able to sit outside and take in the evening air but being the first week in March it was a tad chilly! We’ve already recommended it to friends.

    Reviewed by Ros5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is an amazing peaceful place to stay, cant recommend it enough!"

    The weekend was due to be for a special 50th birthday celebration and the owner was very accommodating about prior arrival of balloons and cake etc but there were sudden, unexpected changes to my booking, the owner was amazing about it and very kind. Will definitely be booking again!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2022

  • "We stayed at this cottage many times years ago before the renovation."

    What a change! A very comfortable, cosy cottage with everything we needed. The seclusion was just what we needed and to see and hear the nature around us was wonderful. Some lovely walks taken around the area.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2022

  • "Loved the property."

    So so comfortable, bright, warm and so enjoyable to stay. The owners were brilliant and friendly. The property is stunning. The views are gorgeous. You had the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere but with all the modern amenities you could ever need. Myself and my daughter loved our stay and I would not only recommend staying here, I would love to stay again. In a beautiful setting and part of the UK! Stay here and you too will want to come back!

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Feb 2022

  • "A gem of a cottage in a Beautiful position with far reaching views."

    Immaculately Clean comfortable and walking from the door if you have a Dog.. Nearby Pubs were a delight .One of the best cottages we have stayed in in.. nearly 40 Years of Holidaying..

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jan 2022

  • "If your looking for a cottage for peace and quiet and surroundings that consists of open farmland, this cottage is the one."

    Add the cleanliness and it's a must visit cottage. And with the beach, and the historical visits to the Lincoln, and Coningsby airfield, housing the Lancaster bomber along with a number of spitfires, it has something to offer everyone. All said, it's just a fantastic cottage, and location to stay.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jan 2022

  • "Loved our stay immensely."

    Almost wanted to give you a bad review to stop people going so we can come again ha. You have a beautiful place and is a great base in which to explore the surrounding area. Not only us but our dogs also had an enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jan 2022

  • "Amazing property has everything you need, comfy beds, beautiful scenery, quite and tranquil."

    WiFi spot on. We will certainly visit again,

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2022

  • "This is an excellent property."

    Being recently converted to a high standard it is very comfortable and warm. It was spotlessly clean and everything worked.The location is great, being very very quiet with lovely views over the surrounding countryside and the patio (with double doors out from the property) is South and West facing giving great sunsets. Beds were very comfortable and the walk in shower was excellent with lashings of hot water. We would recommend it without reservation to anyone wanting a peaceful break at any time of the year.

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2021

  • "Outstanding - first class all round."

    Beautiful, quiet location with 360 views of fields and trees. We could hear deer and owls at night, and felt so snug what with the underfloor heating and cosy log fire. I can't say that there was anything negative about our experence; the cottage is a real gem and we would most definitely return at the drop of a hat. The owners left us a hand written letter as well as a generous welcome basket which included quality tea, coffee bags and a tasty cake. Simply divine.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2021

  • "This was one of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    The owner had provided everything we needed and was very thoughtful too. We had a lovely relaxing week especially enjoying the walks from the door. We were lucky with the weather too. The only little thing we missed was a bigger freezer but we did find a new Tesco supermarket in Mablethorpe not too far away so it wasnt really a problem. Would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Nov 2021

  • "Beautiful peaceful cottage , lovely log burner , lovely and cosy on a cold night ..."

    Beautiful peaceful cottage , lovely log burner , lovely and cosy on a cold night , the dog towels and shower were a lovely addition , comfy beds and great location for peace and quiet will be back

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage, surrounded by attractive countryside, provides excellent accommodation."

    There are plenty of local walks and the garden is very dog-friendly. We enjoyed our stay and can recommend Shepherd’s Cottage, without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2021

  • "Small but perfect cottage away from everywhere!"

    Pure heaven!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2021

  • "It was fabulous everything we could want and more."

    So peaceful

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2021

  • "What an awesome cottage, beautifully presented, very well laid out, with everything you could need and with incredible 360 degree views of the countryside."

    So peaceful and the perfect place to unwind after a busy day exploring Lincolnshire, and there is so much to do in the area! The secure garden was great for the dog to roam in and the shower is lush. We were greeted with some very thoughtful gifts on arrival, including a scrumptious cake, thank you. Can't recommend it enough!

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2021

  • "What a beautiful cottage, renovated to a very high standard."

    Beautiful panoramic views and complete peace. A super get away location with a lovely host. Thank you

    Reviewed by Cal5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a tranquil setting."

    Reviewed by Edmund5.0Jun 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Shepherd's Cottage."

    A lovely spot itself and a great base for exploring Lincolnshire. It's about ~20 mins drive to a whole range of attractions: market towns, the seaside, a National Trust property, and places for walks. Cottage was really clean when arrived, key pickup super easy, kitchen is well kitted out, beds comfy, and wifi worked well. Lots of time spent sat out in the garden, fence on the garden useful for keeping our exploring toddler safe.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "What a lovely little cottage."

    The pictures look nice but it still doesn't do justice to the cottage. The views over the fields is beautiful and it is in a nice quiet spot (though we did have one night with planes flying over quite late but nothing that can be done about that and only 1 night). The water mill down the road is lovely, had an afternoon tea there after a walk overlooking the pond there. We will definitely be considering staying here again, especially at such a reasonable price for the quality of cottage.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0May 2021

  • "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%.

    Reviewed by Seepauline5.0May 2021

  • "What a fantastic holiday!"

    We can’t stop talking about how fabulous this place is. The location is going to be very hard to beat. 360 degree panoramic views of beautiful rolling countryside, with no sound of traffic allows your ears to bathe in the natural sounds of the animals, wildlife and flowing water of the stream. The accommodation has been stylishly fitted out to a very high standard with no corner cutting. Everything was super clean and comfortable. To top it off Ann has been a lovely host, responding quickly and friendly on the few occasions we had questions. She also provided us with some really handy local knowledge and recommendations of attractions. You can’t ask for anything more. We’re already talking about our next visit. Thanks so much :)

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was exactly as described and such a relaxing experience from start to finish."

    Communication with both Sykes and the cottage owner was clear and timely. The cottage had everything we wanted and as described. Surrounded by fields so very peaceful and plenty of walks in the surrounding area, even direct from your front door. We very much look forward to visiting again!

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Apr 2021

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  • 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, table top freezer, 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
  • EV car charger
  • 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)
  • Please note: This property has a minimum stay of x3 nights
  • Please note: This property does not accept Sunday check in's

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.

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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.

Please note: This property has a minimum stay of x3 nights.
Please note: This property does not accept Sunday check in's.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas