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Owl's Roost

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "It’s always a bit of a lottery when you book a holiday cottage but we came up trumps with Owl’s Roost!"

    ! What a delightful property….. a real home from home. Every detail seemed to be covered. What a delight it all was! Didn’t see any owls but we heard them!! The homemade jams left as a “welcome “ were delicious!! Thank you Keith and Janet Mags and Eddie

    Reviewed by Joseph Edwin5.0Jun 2024

  • "Another excellent stay."

    One of the best cottages I've ever stayed in over 40 years. Owners always friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was very clean comfortable and the owners were very friendly welcoming and helpful. We would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2024

  • "Very comfortable and warm cottage."

    Contains all you need for a relaxing break. Spotlessly presented. Friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Owl's Roost."

    It was a lovely cottage with everything you could possibly want. We would definitely come back and stay again.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jan 2024

  • "Owl's Roost exceeded all of our expectations!"

    Although the photos make the property look very inviting, it is even better when you see it in person. Set in a quiet location, it lacks nothing in terms of what you require from a holiday let and the kitchen is extremely well stocked regarding equipment provided. We were made to feel very welcome when we arrived and the owner was very approachable. We were just disappointed that we couldn't stay longer and we hope to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Jan 2024

  • "With the intention of having a quiet, comfortable and peaceful Christmas I selected the Owl's Roost as likely to provide at least the latter quality and was most gratified to find that it met all of my needs and therefore could recommend it to anyone seeking the same, at any time of year."

    With that in mind I would be happy to return in Summer.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Dec 2023

  • "Excellent location for a quiet break."

    Property was faultless with everything needed for an enjoyable stay. The owner could not be more helpful and a future booking at this cottage will be on the cards. (The home made jams were a triumph)

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fantastic place to stay."

    Owners live next door, very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2023

  • "First class holiday accommodation, everything provided and more!"

    Comfortable, clean and very well equipped. The owner welcomed us into the property and explained all the workings of the house. Beautifully converted coach house in a lovely quiet area. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2023

  • "A beautiful and comfortable house with everything you might need."

    Lovely country setting and very pleasant owners. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage!"

    We've been staying in cottages for over 30 years , Owl's Roost would rank in our top five, it's home from home welcoming cosy character , along with the very quiet location & friendly helpful hosts, all contributed to a very relaxing stay away. The cottage is beautifully furnished, thought has been given to the decor and furnishing. You feel like your staying in a home, there's no signs /labels everywhere with instructions of what to do or not to do. Very well equipped kitchen, everything you may require for cooking from a simple meal to a Sunday lunch. We hope to return in the future, thank you!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Very helpful Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2023

  • "What an incredible stay we had."

    Owls Roost is a beautiful cottage finished to a high standard with everything you need to enjoy the perfect get away. Owned by an amazingly friendly family who can’t do enough for you, so much so they even put baby gates up to keep our adventurous toddler off the stairs. Overall this made for a wonderful stay and we would love to return.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2023

  • "It was lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2023

  • "Well equiped Cottage, peaceful and comfortable with lovely Gardens in a quiet location."

    Everything beautifully maintained with very helpful owners on hand offering useful information on local area etc. Really enjoyed our stay here.

    Reviewed by Val5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely first class."

    Owners really lovely.cant wait to go again.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2023

  • "Smashing place"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2023

  • "This was my third visit now."

    Fantastic place to stay. Very comfortable, quiet, and very well equipped. Owners very friendly. Good location, 20 minutes to coast. Will definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "It is a lovely house very clean and comfortable and we were met by owner Keth such a nice man and there was a starter pack so we could have a cuppa when we arrived and home made jam that was lovely we would definitely recommend it and so central to a lot of places we will be back."

    . Thank you Janet and Keth for a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage very comfortable & cozy Hosts were very friendly & helpful"

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Mar 2023

  • "Pro: Sehr schönes gepflegtes Haus."

    Der Hausbesitzer empfängt den Gast und erklärt alles. Contra: Wohnzimmer mit vielen leeren Möbel, macht den sonst schönen Raum klein.

    Reviewed by Klaus5.0Feb 2023

  • "Owl's Roost is a lovely cottage, an old coach house reconstructed to a very high standard and in good taste."

    It actually feels like a home rather than just somewhere to stay and the owner made us feel very welcome. The location is quite remote and very peaceful, just the place to recharge your batteries! However the coast and other places of interest are not far and Lincoln is less than an hour's drive.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely warm, comfortable and welcoming cottage awaited us on our arrival."

    The owner was present to show us where things were, answer any questions we had, and then left us to settle in. The cottage is down a very quiet dead end road and at night you could hear a pin drop, it was that quiet. Certainly one of the best cottages we have stayed in and we are hoping to go back again at a later date.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this lovely cottage."

    It is a fascinating region of England with lots to see and do. The cottage itself was warm, comfortable, attractive and nicely decorated for the Christmas season. It was a good location for astronomy when weather allowed and we appreciated the owner allowing us to use parts of his land outside the boundary of the cottage garden for setting up our telescope. Only one tiny negative comment, that we found the fabric conditioner used to wash the duvet cover was too strong. We don't use them at home so are rather sensitive but perhaps it could have been less concentrated. That was all. Feel free to delete last paragraph from published remarks, it is mainly for reference so to speak. Thank you!

    Hi Simon, thank you for your kind feedback. Would you mind letting us know how we can improve the facilities and what maintenance needs doing so we can rectify it for our next guests. Many thanks Keith and Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Dec 2022

  • "Charming and comfortable cottage, very friendly and helpful owners."

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Owl's Roost is delightful - clean, comfortable and stylish in an understated way, and it is situated in a quiet rural place ideal for relaxing."

    The owl could be heared quite clearly at night which added to the atmosphere. We walked for miles along endless beaches and luckily had lovely weather. Also, when there was a problem the owner went to a great deal of trouble to sort it out.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, so pleased you heard the owl and you enjoyed spending time walking along the beach. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful well equipped cottage in a very peaceful setting."

    Hosts very welcoming and helpful but not intrusive. Ideal for exploring local area and having a relaxing break. Home made jams were excellent. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, with everything we needed."

    Owners very friendly and close by. A very very nice cottage, which the grandchildren really enjoyed. Located not far from the coast, so plenty to do around the area. We would like to come back at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely barn conversion 1st class condition ."

    Nothing missing. Quiet location.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Owl’s Roost."

    We were welcomed by the owner who showed us around the property. It was clean cosy and so well appointed. A bathroom upstairs and down was a real bonus. The area was lovely and peaceful. The resident Barn Owl made an appearance each evening at dusk . A truly beautiful bonus. We would go back anytime.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Oct 2022

  • "2nd visit to Owls Roost."

    Fantastic place to stay, very peaceful. Well equipped, very clean, very tidy. Great for stargazing as no light pollution. Highly recommended. Keith & Janet who live next door are brilliant hosts.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2022

  • "Owls roost is a barn conversion which has been finished to a very high standard."

    Everything was immaculate. It is in a rural area, so don't expect shops etc on your doorstep. It is very quiet and peaceful. Larger towns, the wolds and the coast are all easily accessible within 20/30 mins drive from the cottage . The owners live next door and are on hand if needed (we didn't). Keith was very welcoming and helpful, without being intrusive. We had a very relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2022

  • "An amazing cottage in every way."

    A real home from home in beautiful surroundings - everything you could wish for.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here."

    Great property to explore Lincolnshire. Keith was friendly but not over friendly and brought round the most marvellous home-grown salad ingredients! Lots of wildlife around but otherwise quiet and cosy. Good facilities with everything we needed. Would definitely recommend the owl's roost

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2022

  • "A really lovely holiday cottage."

    Spotless, beautifully furnished with everything you could need. Pretty garden to sit in and enjoy the countryside. Would thoroughly recommend and certainly return to. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Beverly5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is probably the best holiday cottage at which we have ever stayed."

    It was home-from-home with so much thought given to our comfort and convenience. Keith and Janet are a lovely couple and we would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone looking for a holiday in this part of the world. As well as the delight in the quality of the property, they were so approachable and helpful. If I was to go again, the only addition I would make would be to take a mattress topper as personally my bed was too firm for me! Richard and Anne

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We were so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Owl’s Roost. It was lovely to meet you both. Keith and Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation, everything we needed, beautiful setting, extremely clean, comfortable, helpful owner next door, and Fantastic weather !"

    What more could one ask for ! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Den5.0Jun 2022

  • "Perfect holiday house in every way."

    Clean comfortable and furnished and equipped to a very high sfandard. Hosts very helpful

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2022

  • "Truly delightful cottage in an idyllic rural location with easy access to the Lincolnshire coast."

    There are plenty of places to eat within 10 to 15 mins if cooking in the well equipped kitchen doesn't appeal. The owners K&J live next door and are super helpful with local information. 10/10

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely and quiet location to re-charge our batteries."

    Well worth a break after two years. Great having a chat with the Owners.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Owl's Roost was just what we wanted."

    Lovely quiet location, lovely cottage, lovely and warm and had everything we needed for a relaxing week. Great garden to sit out in and enjoy the peace and quiet and watch the birds. Keith was very welcoming. Loved the homemade jam, packet of biscuits and milk in fridge when we arrived. We could walk from the door or travel to coast and walk along lovely sandy beach at Mablethorpe. Parked at Hubbard's Hill one day and walked into Louth. First time we had been to Lincolnshire and we will go back.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely clean, well-presented property with everything you could need."

    Peaceful location and friendly owners on hand if needed in house next door. We had a lovely week here exploring the local area.

    Thank you, so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Owls Roost."

    The property was spotlessly clean and very comfortable with everything you need provided. In a lovely quiet location.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Mar 2022

  • "Our holiday in this most exquisite property surpassed our expectations."

    We were blessed with unseasonably sublime weather too. The cottage was immaculate and had all the facilities and creature comforts you could wish for. The location could not have been more idyllic and did us a world of good. We look forward to returning to Owl's Roost again.

    Pleased that you had a relaxing time. You certainly brought the lovely weather with you!! Look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Owl’s Roost. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Nothing else to say but PERFECT ."

    Will definitely stay again and for longer than 3 nights we stayed this time.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2022

  • "A beautifully converted coach house set in a quiet rural setting of north east Lincolnshire and near to the attractions of the area."

    The warm and cosy property is well appointed with every modern convenience, just what we were looking for. Our hosts were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and home made jam was very much appreciated, as was the information on locations to visit and recommendation on places to dine. We visited Donna Nook to see the seal pups and had lovely walks along the promenade from Mablethorpe to Sutton on Sea. A relaxing restful break at the owls roost over the new year weekend, just what we wanted. Thanks to our host.

    Reviewed by Francis5.0Dec 2021

  • "Owl's Roost was a great base for exploring Lincolnshire and the property owners in the adjacent house were very friendly and helpful in providing information."

    We had a great time.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Oct 2021

  • "A lovely week."

    Delightful property with absolutely everything you could want for a self catering break. Friendly and helpful owners. Kind provision of very handy extras to get our stay started - tea, coffee, sugar, milk, toilet rolls, dishwasher tablets and the generous gift of some home grown veg. Nice quiet lane but not too far to the coast or pretty local market towns. Would highly recommend for a country holiday. Thank you Keith and Janet.

    Reviewed by Gabrielle5.0Sep 2021

  • "A lovely place immaculate gardens ,a bit off the beaten track, but that's what we like, we would certainly go again"

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Sep 2021

  • "The stay was brilliant, everything you could need and more is supplied for a very enjoyable time."

    Would certainly recommend and come again in the future

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Last minute booking."

    Quite expensive but property in excellent condidtion and no criticism. However, the location is terrible. Very scruffy village about 2 miles up no thu road. No facilities whatsoever, and very little for miles around. So, combining cottage and location it failed to meet expectations and I cannot recommend it.

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Aug 2021

  • "A beautiful quiet location with plenty of room for the kids to play , it was clean and spacious and had everything we needed for our stay."

    The owners were very helpful and even gave us some of their homegrown veg which was fantastic and my daughters loved going to see the chickens . We all enjoyed out stay here and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely stay in very comfortable accommodation."

    Lovely hosts and a quiet location that was close to the beaches and beautiful towns. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet area of Lincolnshire."

    Comfortable and very well equipped Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Katie4.7Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely week staying at Owl's Roost."

    From start to finish Keith and Janet made us feel very welcome. The cottage was even better that the photographs and description. It was possibly the best equipped cottage we have stayed in over the past 30 years. The location was lovely. As the hamlet of Gayton le Marsh in situated on a no through road there was very little traffic and the noisiest thing was the dawn chorus. If you are looking for a cottage to have a quiet relaxing break (which we were) I would highly recommend Owl's Roost.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2021

  • "Owners friendly and helpful."

    Any problems got immediate attention

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely stay at this well equipped cottage."

    Complete peace and tranquillity which was perfect for us. Owners were about and available should we of needed them.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay photos don't do it justice, we had a warm welcome from Keith and Janet."


    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic family cottage and charming hosts next door."

    Perfect base for exploring Lincolnshire. Thoroughly enjoyed our week here. Cottage is excellent.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2021

  • "Fantastic place to stay."

    Owners very friendly and helpful if needed. I have stayed in self-catering cottages for more than 40 years and this is in the top 5 places I have stayed. Would not hesitate to recommend it to other holidaymakers.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful setting, quiet and peaceful."

    Very clean and well equipped, alot of thought had been put into the property. We loved the outlook although the weather was not good for us! We would highly recommend this accommodation if you want a nice quiet base , close to coast and Alford if you want to drive , but walks readily available if you up for it. We would happily return in the future, in fact we did'nt want to leave. Best holiday cottage we have stayed in, lovely owners next door. And yes we did see the owl most evenings.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0May 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our break."

    Keith was a most welcoming host. The Owl's Roost is a perfect peaceful cottage location from which to tour Lincolnshire. Thankyou from me, my wife and our daughter.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "This is probably the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Beautifully presented, fully equipped, high quality fixtures and fittings. Lovely outdoor space. Charming hosts. We would certainly love to return.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2021

  • "I most enjoyed Owl's Roost for the exceedingly well presented cottage and its excellent rear garden with patio which gave marvellous views by day and brilliant starry nights."

    Thanks and I will see you again!

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Apr 2021

  • "Due to exceptional circumstances we were forced to find temporary accommodation during the 2020 lockdown and were incredibly fortunate to find this absolute gem."

    If you are considering a booking during this difficult period I cannot recommend this cottage enough; the owners take every care and the property itself is exceptionally well equipped and so it was simple to be self-sufficient; we were able to bake and make full roast dinners with the equipment in the kitchen as a clear example of this. You do need a car to be able to access the property and everything around it but regardless of whether you are reading this now or well into the future be assured there are wonderful things to do in the surrounding area. We loved the quiet beach at Hutoft, other beaches at Cleethorpes, Sutton-on-Sea and Mablethorpe. Louth and Alford are beautiful, and Lincoln and the wonderful Rand Park Farm are all close enough for a day trip. It's a wonderful area for walking and within a half mile radius we saw a barn owl, several deer and I am pretty sure a peregrine falcon! I cannot recommend this cottage enough, a tranquil oasis in a lovely area.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2021

  • "Friendly owners at this beautifully furnished and decorated cottage."

    So much nicer than the photos on the website. Excellent equipment and electrical facilities. Well maintained private garden. Quiet village near the coast and wolds. Cottage COVID safe as were all the local pubs and restaurants we visited. Would certainly visit again and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2020

  • "This cottage was beautiful and spotllessly clean!"

    ! Owners very helpful. Would definitely recommend it. Also a lovely area.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Oct 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility. Lounge/diner.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, gravelled area, and patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles.

The property

This lovely old coach house conversion is situated near the market town of Alford, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in reaching distance of vibrant seaside resorts.

Equally perfect for families or friends, Owl's Roost is a magnificent retreat, renovated to a standard of quality, adjacent to the owner's home on a quiet roadside.

Enter into the hallway where you will be greeted by a pretty lounge/diner, home to printed sofas, charming fixtures, and a table for four people.

An outlook over the garden and countryside accompanies the room, with a collection of toys and books for the children to enjoy.

The country cream kitchen is complimented by marble effect counter-tops, and there is also access out to the pretty patio through an original archway, which leads you towards the summer plants and calming grounds.

A shower room is situated on the lower level, joined by a utility area for those extra's you may require.

Upstairs you will be spoilt for choice between the two bedrooms, each beautifully presented with soothing colours, ample oak storage and bedside tables.

Not forgetting more relaxing views to wake up to.

Across the landing discover the family bathroom providing an alternate place to get ready ahead of the day.

At the back of the property there is a lovely outdoor area with a fenced off section for the children to play and two outdoor seating areas where guests are welcome to have a wander around the garden whilst taking time over their morning coffee.

A super central location, close to The Wolds (approx. 10 miles), the historic city of Lincoln (approx. 35 miles), many local attractions such as wildlife reserves and historic houses or aviation related centres, Owl's Roost is a true breath of fresh air.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas