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The Paddock

(Ref. 1079807)

East Barkwith, Lincolnshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • 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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29 Customer Reviews

  • "We have just returned from a weeks holiday at The Paddock."

    The Paddock is beautifully furnished and decorated, a real home from home, with everything you can possibly need and very spacious. The gardens are well kept and well furnished You get a homely and welcoming feel as soon as you step through the door. The home made cake, which was delicious adds a personal touch. We will definitely return. The Paddock is a credit to the owner

    Such a lovely review Anita, thank you! My husband and I really appreciated the card you left for us, so thank you for that too. We look forward to you hopefully booking The Paddock again. You left everything lovely and clean and tidy which makes our job so much easier! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Feb 2024

  • "Wow! What a wonderful Christmas we had at "The Paddock"."

    We all really enjoyed ourselves, including Poppy the dog. It was very comfortable and spacious, well equipped with absolutely loads of storage space and also parking space. Great that it was dog friendly too. The homemade Victoria Sponge was delicious and we really appreciated the open fire. This was without doubt the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in and would love to come again some time. Many Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable and for being so helpful when we called Jillian, Ian, David and Poppy

    Thank you Jillian for such an amazing review! So pleased your Christmas was a good one at The Paddock and it's been so lovely chatting with you. I look forward to you hopefully booking with us again. All the best x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Dec 2023

  • "Just returned home from a few days break from the Paddock very enjoyable stay."

    Lovely home made drizzle cake awaiting for us thank you . . Shower in twin room kept going on and off . We had a few days enjoyable stay . Only one other thing is took a long time to find key safe , and no sign posting for the property took us a while to find it.

    Hello Sharon, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Paddock and also enjoyed the lemon drizzle cake! Thanks for pointing out the shower issue, it has now been checked and all seems to be working perfectly. Apologies that you found The Paddock and key safe difficult to find, I appreciate that the instructions are quite detailed and can become a little confusing, but when followed to the letter all is usually clear. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Paddock is a excellent place to stay, very comfortable spacious and well equipped it's a ideal base to explore Lincolnshire."

    The Victoria Sponge cake was a lovely surprise by the owner. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Richard & Carole Kings Lynn

    Hi Richard and Carole, I am so pleased you found The Paddock to your liking. I agree it's an ideal base, it's central to so many different types of excursions in the area. Would be lovely if you called this way again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very much enjoyed our stay at The Paddock."

    Lovely cake greeted us on arrival and we enjoyed cooking in the very well equipped kitchen: I especially liked the range style cooker. Much information on the local area is available, including a wide range of OS maps: even one that centres on The Paddock. Huge parking area at the front with under cover parking for two cars and a handy bus stop a short walk away near the village shop. Unfortunately the village pub has closed but The Adam & Eve at nearby Wragby is very popular for food. A trip to Lincoln is a must from the Park & Ride at Waitrose. A most impressive cathedral and an interesting city with a Walk & Ride bus service circulating to save the killer climb up Steep Hill! We can also recommend a trip to Woodhall Spa for a visit to the quirky Kinema in the Woods: handy for a wet day. Thank you to Pam, the owner, for friendly emails and for forgiving us a broken glass.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review Hilary. I am so pleased you have had such a good time at The Paddock and the surrounding area. Thank you also for the wonderful condition you left the bungalow, so clean and tidy! And of course I forgive you a broken glass!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Oct 2023

  • "We loved the house, most unusual and very commodious."

    A little bit dark and reading light in the sitting room was needed. The general lighting gave a very pleasing effect, however. Direction and signage to the house was poor. The vast double bed needs to be highlighted in the details as being super-king size (most welcome) but the pillows could be greatly improved, all rather hard and non-supportive. Our contact with the owners over one or two small queries was most pleasantly dealt with. Some instruction over use of the TV would have been appreciated. The kitchen was very well provided for, so many cupboards we almost forget where we'd put things. Brilliant for dog walks immediately from the house. All in all, The Paddock is one of the best houses we have ever stayed in and very happy to return again. The cake was delicious and perfect in every way!!! The tourist information in the house was extremely comprehensive with a lovely collection of OS maps including one centred on The Paddock. Thank you to the Carrs. Richard & Bridget

    Thank you Richard and Bridget for your very positive feedback. It was really lovely to be able to chat with you both. Duly noted regarding the pillows, I will seek out replacements. Regarding signage, I'm not sure I can put a sign out on the main road as that sort of thing can be a bone of contention with the local council! I will look into it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Sep 2023

  • "The property was extremely spacious and comfortable."

    We did have a problem with the small gates at the back of the property as they had some wooden bars missing and even a medium dog could get through easily There was a superb Victoria Sponge waiting for us. We will definately come again. Many thanks for a wonderful break despite the dreadful weather. We were warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable spacious property"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were very comfortable in this spacious and well equipped bungalow."

    Our only issues were with working some of the appliances. We scratched our heads when using the cooker, which was of a good quality but not the easiest to operate. However, the owner was very helpful when we did need to contact her with queries. We would be happy to book again as it is a lovely property in such a quiet setting with easy access to surrounding places of interest.

    Hello Gillian, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would consider booking with us again. You certainly hit the jackpot with the weather! I apologise for the cooker being complicated, as with most things these days, I don't think it was made with the end user in mind!! I'm hoping the manuals provided helped a little! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Sep 2023

  • "Great stay."

    Property could do with a bit of extra signage at the end of the lane to help find it. Sadly we thought the twin beds/mattresses could do with an upgrade, slightly uncomfortable for adults, apart from that great accommodation.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2023

  • "We spent a lovely week away at the paddock."

    Very clean, and it had everything we needed for a week break. The paddock has so much character and the fire place made it feel very cosy on a night. Travel cot and high chair was up ready for our little one when we got there, which was really helpful and saved us taking our own. Also, the cake Pam left us on arrival went down a treat, thank you! We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay, including the dog. He loved the big lawn, and spent most of his time outside. And there is some great routes to walk around the area. Lots to do in the area. I would definitely recommend Rand Park farm to anyone with young children, there’s so much to do there, we spent a full day there! I would also recommend Adam and Eve pub in Wragby, 5 min drive away and the food is lovely. Only downfall in East Barkwith is the local pub is only open thurs/Fri/sat but I suppose that is expected with it been such a remote area. So we didn’t end up to visiting, but Adam and Eve is only a short drive away. Also, side note: CHECK WARDROBES BEFORE YOU LEAVE. I was stupid enough to leave my clothes in the wardrobe, but thankfully Pam was very quick to reply and send them back to me :) Overall a great stay at The Paddock and I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a little break away in the countryside :) Thank you!

    Wow, thanks for your great review Rebecca. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Paddock, and it was no trouble reuniting you with your clothes!!I I agree about the village pub, it used to open every day but recently reduced its opening times to just a few days later on in the week - such a pity! But The Adam & Eve is excellent. All the best, Pam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautifully spacious cottage in a pleasant village."

    The ideal location for seeing the Lincolnshire Wolds. Excellent parking area, making turning and unloading easier than most holiday cottages. Two minute walk to the village shop and Post Office but close enough to Louth for good choice of shopping. Horncastle is great for antiques.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2023

  • "A beautiful bungalow in a nice quiet setting absolutely perfect for chilling out ."

    The cake was delicious

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "Just back from a great week at the paddock."

    .5 star bungalow everything u need .lovely big bed ..everywhere was spotless .Nice touch with cd player in kitchen just sitting there with it on and talking in suggestion would be shoe rack by front door ...underfloor heating keeps bungalow so warm .and big fireplace u normally see in mansion .. have a day out at Lincoln see cathedral get bus 5 mins from bungalow .. hopefully we will return soon ...keep up good work to the owners

    So happy you enjoyed your stay at The Paddock Garry, and duly noted regarding the shoe rack, I totally agree! I really hope you do stay at The Paddock again, you left everything so tidy!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Mar 2023

  • "A really pleasant week at the Paddock which was very clean and comfortable."

    We would really like to recommend this holiday cottage. The owners were very pleasant and helpful and the welcome pack including the delicious cake was just what we needed so thank you. We would like also to recommend the fish & chip shop & Adam & Eve pub in Wragby for good food.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Mar 2023

  • "Just back from paddocks after having a fantastic week away."

    Bungalow was exceptional, been in many houses and this one was one of the best, had every thing you needed for a luxury break. Beds very comfortable, underfloor heating great. The cake left for us on arrival was delicious and a welcome treat. Would not hesitate to return again and hopefully in the future will. Lovely garden, the dog really enjoyed it.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am so pleased you had such a nice stay and enjoyed the cake. Would be delighted if you visited us again. All the best, Pam x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was very well kept and situated in a pretty part of Lincolnshire."

    The beds were comfortable and the furnishings were to a good standard. The only fault we were aware of, was a broken tube in the bathroom elaectric fire. The cleanliness in general was of a high standard. Pam, the owner, left us a lovely cream sponge for which our thanks. We were unable to find a visitors book in which to comment.

    Hi Anthony. Thank you for your lovely review, I am pleased you were happy with the place. The bathroom heater is in the process of being repaired, just awaiting delivery of a new tube! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Nov 2022

  • "We were amazed at the beautiful Bungalow it was lovely and we had a fabulous stay."

    Would definitely recommend it and most definitely will go back. The only problem was one of the hoovers did not work but luckily my husband found another one.

    Thank you for your wonderful review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Paddock. Apologies that the Kirby hoover didn’t work, the belt has snapped and we are awaiting a replacement! Thanks also for leaving The Paddock in a lovely clean and tidy condition. Really hope you do visit us again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property, we stayed at the Paddock for a week, rooms are really spacious lots of storage, great garden and patio and a lovely homemade cake on arrival."

    Really enjoyed our stay as did our dog (he didn’t want to leave, spent every minute he could chilling in garden), he def seems to be sulking now we are back home. Pam is a really lovely and helpful lady. Lovely bungalow in a lovely peaceful village what more could you ask for. Would def recommend.

    Thanks for such a lovely review Richard, I’m so pleased you have had a nice time. And I’m delighted your dog has too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2022

  • "We stayed in the Paddock for two whole weeks and we had a lovely time."

    The Paddock is very comfortable and it has a lot of room. The garden is also big and there is enought parking space for our cars and bicycles. The cottage was very clean and Pam did everything to make our stay enjoyable. I highely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Ada4.7Jul 2022

  • "This is a lovely spacious bungalow, with a homely feel, in a quiet location in a small village."

    Well appointed and comfortable. A delicious sponge cake was a welcome treat after a long drive from the owner. Good safe walks for dogs along country Lane. Well stocked village shop and good village pub in walking distance.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    Well appointed. Large bedrooms with loads of wardrobe space. Both with a shower. Large garden and patio. Not secure so if you have a dog or children you would have to keep an eye. Large driveway for parking.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2022

  • "You could not better it for what we required at that time of the year."

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage."

    The cottage is very large, plenty of room for everyone. The underfloor heating was a joy, even it being March there was no need to light the open fire. There is no problem with parking, a large gravel area, with 2 car ports, would be ample for a dozen cars. In the summer months the cottage would be even better due to the large patio and grass areas all round the cottage with outdoor lighting, superb. Highly recommended. Lincoln is the most beautiful of cites. .

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Mar 2022

  • "A great holiday home in a great location."

    The underfloor heating was a real boon and we were always happy to get back to base after our days spent out and about. The bungalow is spacious and had everything we needed. We found lots of interesting scenery, walks and places to visit within an easy drive and would quite happily return for another stay at The Paddock.

    Reviewed by Les5.0Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed the space and comfort of this large cottage."

    The big inglenook fire place and log fire were lovely for our winter stay. The cottage is well equipped and furnished to a high standard. There is ample outdoor space and parking and the garden is private and easily accessible. The general level of care and cleanliness were a great credit to the owner.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Feb 2022

  • "BEAUTIFUL ,what a joy of place The Paddock is , its one of the best holiday ..."

    BEAUTIFUL ,what a joy of place The Paddock is , its one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in,everything you need is there,

    So thrilled you enjoyed your stay Hazel. Thank you for how well you left our property, and thank you for your lovely feedback ☺️ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Paddock is an extremely spacious bungalow with a fantastic kitchen and super bathrooms."

    Large outdoor space where you can watch squirrels and an occasional rabbit. The bird feeders attract an assortment of birds to watch too. We had an enjoyable and comfortable stay here.

    Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for leaving the place spotless too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2021

  • "A lovely bungalow."

    A very good welcome pack and a pleasant and helpful owner who contacted us in advance to let us know the property would be ready early, advised us on the heating in case it got cold and thanked us for leaving it in a clean and tidy state. Highly recommended.

    Thank you so much, you are very welcome to return as you left the place in a lovely condition Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dean4.7Sep 2021

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  • All-one-level
  • 1 x double with en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, double basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: For any potential 2024 bookings please enquire before booking
  • Note: The garden is mostly secure, but please keep an eye on small dogs and children
  • Note: This property accepts 2 small dogs, please enquire before booking if you wish to take more than 2 dogs

The property

Nestled in the pretty village of East Barkwith rests this traditional single-storey cottage, The Paddock.

Centrally positioned within easy reach of the vibrant city of Lincoln and the picturesque Lincolnshire Wolds, The Paddock is an idyllic base to experience adventure or unwind in the countryside.

A spacious gravelled driveway greets you upon arrival, inviting you over the threshold and into the handy hallway, providing ample storage space to house your belongings away from the main living areas.

Freshen up in the cloakroom before heading through to the sitting room, traditionally decorated with period features including rustic wooden beams and an original brick inglenook fireplace - The sitting room offers wonderful views across the Wolds and is a homely space to kick off your shoes and unwind with a cup of tea in front of the television.

Venture through to the open-plan kitchen/diner, fit with a farmhouse-style décor and housing all of the amenities necessary to prepare a heartwarming meal for the group, and gather your loved ones around the elegant dining table to indulge in your culinary delights as you plan your holiday itinerary.

Take your celebrations outdoors with a leisurely seat on the patio, soaking in the tranquil setting of the peaceful space as you toast a refreshing glass of wine, or escape the excitement and enjoy an intimate seat in the cosy snug room, nestling into an armchair as you disappear into the pages of a captivating book.

When sleep calls, retire to one of the two thoughtfully laid out bedrooms, with the choice between a sumptuous double room alongside a twin bedroom, both of which benefit from their own en-suite.

Take a break from doing the cooking and take the short stroll to the nearby village pub, the Crossroads Inn, where you can indulge in a home-cooked meal washed down with a refreshing pint of cask ale; if you'd prefer to prepare a meal in the comfort of your holiday home, the nearby convenience store is well-stocked with all of the essentials.

Lace up your walking boots and head off on foot to explore the picturesque landscape of the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, hosting a plethora of walking and cycling routes passing through woodland, grassland and rolling hills of some of Britain's finest countryside.

Venture further afield to the bustling city of Lincoln, home to the 11th century ruined fortress of Lincoln Castle, the fascinating displays of history at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, and the fabulous art featured at The Usher Gallery.

Pick up a keepsake to remind you of your fun-filled holiday at one of the independent or high-street shops that line the streets, or get dressed to the nines and enjoy a night on the town.

Treat your loved ones to a memorable stay in Lincolnshire with a break to The Paddock.

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About the location


Market Rasen 7.9 miles; Lincoln 15.4 miles.

The small village of East Barkwith rests in the East Lindsey district of the sought-after county of Lincolnshire. Set a stone's throw away from the vibrant city of Lincoln and the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village is the perfect base to unwind in the tranquil countryside or embark on an adventure. To assist with your self-catering needs, the village homes a charming traditional pub, the Crossroads Inn, along with a handful of shops, including a well-stocked convenience store, ideal for picking up last-minute essentials during your staycation! The village boasts a striking 12th century church, recognized as a Grade II* listed building, and is within easy reach of a host of exciting sights and attractions, including Rand Farm Park, Wragby Maze and the treetop adventure course of Wild Pines Park. Venture further afield and explore the picturesque landscape of the Lincolnshire Wolds, hosting a plethora of walking, cycling and hiking routes suitable for a variety of abilities, or enjoy a night on the town in the nearby bustling city of Lincoln. East Barkwith offers a charming base for your next escape to the countryside.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas