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Anvil Lodge

(Ref. 946471)

Goulceby near Louth, Lincolnshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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85 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage and garden."

    Quiet location and very dog friendly. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage nice surroundings some lovely walks pub within walking distance ..."

    Lovely cottage nice surroundings some lovely walks pub within walking distance when open and nice and friendly owners was a nice and relaxing break

    Reviewed by Sidney5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a great time relaxing, pub was a short stroll, lovely cottage, we would go back"

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Feb 2024

  • "ANVIL LODGE , was lovely with a big enclosed garden and the set up in the garage ..."

    ANVIL LODGE , was lovely with a big enclosed garden and the set up in the garage where you can play pool or darts with radio is fab especially if you get bad weather, I did leave feed back about putting wire on the gate for use with really small dogs as the cap they could get through and a light to the back of the cottage and there's was lovely welcome gifts, milk biscuits tea,coffee and sugar, and treats for the dogs, I would go there again and there's plenty of walking straight from the door,

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.4Feb 2024

  • "Very comfortable and everything we needed would definitely like to come back"

    Reviewed by Nadine5.0Jan 2024

  • "The accommodation was very clean and welcoming."

    Andrew, our 4 year-old grandson, felt very at home straight away. And he even mistook Geff as Father Xmas when he appeared at the door. He turned up the heating when we requested it without any complaints.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely lodge , clean and cosy ."

    Great location Very peaceful area Thankyou for cookies & milk Would definitely stay again Only recommendation i would make is an extra blanket or thicker quilt for the double bed as it was very cold in that room at night (We stayed December, we also had snow , so temperatures had dropped considerably)

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2023

  • "For us this was a lovely homely cottage."

    Great care had gone into it being so clean and tidy and there was available everything we needed during the week. We loved the way that the cottage was decorated in tune with the blacksmith/anvil history. The enclosed garden was ideal for our dog and there were many walks straight from the door. We found Tesco at Horncastle which was adequate for food shopping and not too far away and the fridge/ freezer was a good size. We had a very relaxing week so thank you Jeff and Eve for letting us stay xx

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2023

  • "This cottage was really lovely proberly the best one we have stayed at was well ..."

    This cottage was really lovely proberly the best one we have stayed at was well equipped clean the garden was fantastic my dog Ragnar loved it all fully enclosed the welcome goodies were much appreciated would love to visit again sometime

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2023

  • "I’ve had a fantastic holiday in Anvil cottage."

    Its in a lovely village with great walks and is in a convenient location for Horncastle/Louth and getting to the coast! Thank you very much for a comfortable and enjoyable stay, we will be back!

    Reviewed by Emily4.4Sep 2023

  • "This is the most comfortable holiday let that I have ever stayed in."

    I can't fault it in anyway. Thank you for a pleasant and comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2023

  • "A gem of a cottage in a delightful, undiscovered part of the country."

    Everything in the cottage worked. Can't fault the cottage, the area and the people.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Aug 2023

  • "Hi , Anvil lodge was everything and more than we hoped for ."

    The cottage is so bright and airy with everything thought of from a brolley hanging up ,torch ,welcome pack that was much appreciated and even dog treats . The garden is beautiful and peaceful . Thank-you

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was our second stay at anvil lodge and it was as good as the first."

    Despite the weather we had a relaxing break. hope to return at sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Stanley5.0Aug 2023

  • "A comfortable place to chill out."

    very quiet area ie hardly any traffic noise, no noisy children, neighbours or dogs. thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2023

  • "Loved the cottage."

    the garden was one of the best i've seen. ok it rained for the first couple of days but did'nt matter at all. there was so much information about the cottage and surrounding areas that we could do. we had the best time there and the dogs loved the garden although be careful of the gap under the gate our dogs found it! there are boards that you put across the gate to stop them getting out. all in all it was a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Christine Elizabeth5.0Jul 2023

  • "We found the settee and easy chairs in the lounge quite uncomfortable."

    The facilities in the rest of the property, and indeed the large enclosed outside space, were very good. One of the better Sykes holiday cottages in which we have stayed.

    Reviewed by Eric4.4Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Anvil Lodge."

    Everything about it was perfect for us all. Our middle aged dogs enjoyed the many walks around the area. The property had a wonderful private garden for both dog and human. The lodge is very spacious, well maintained and homely. Brilliant shower and comfortable beds. The local pub 5 mins away was friendly with good food too.What more can I say. You won’t be disappointed. We certainly were not and have already booked for next year.!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely bungalow and garden in delightful, quiet village."

    Garden well fenced for those with dogs. The property was clean and cosy, great shower! Plenty of information provided about the area, walks, nearest shops, places of interest, etc. Just one little thing..we spent a lot of time in the garden and felt that it could do with more comfortable garden seating. There were just a couple of deckchairs, and one was a bit rickety, making it a challenge to use! That aside, a very pleasant stay with a friendly pub a few minutes walk away that serves good food.

    Reviewed by Francesca4.7Jun 2023

  • "What a hidden gem!"

    We had such a lovely relaxing weekend at Anvil Lodge. It's got a beautiful garden and the cottage has everything you should need! Dog friendly too and secure fir your pooch! The Three Horseshoes pub is a little walk to the left of the property and is also really nice. We only saw 1 car whilst we were there, so lovely and quiet. We bumped into the owner, Jeff, on a dog walk just before we were leaving. Lovely man! Eve was there on hand to as I left my earrings in the cottage. Lovely people but they leave you to it which is what we like. Will definately be back! Nice welcome pack too! Thanks ❤️

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved Anvil Lodge great location for visiting the surrounding areas, Lincoln, Louth, Mablethorpe, Skegness."

    Our little dog Stella loved running around the garden. The cottage is very well equipped could not fault it. Lovely welcome pack on arrival would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7May 2023

  • "A lovely cosy cottage in a friendly and peaceful location."

    Perfect retreat for us and our two greyhounds with ample room and large gated garden to drive into. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property-huge garden -comfy bed and large spacious kitchen with separate dining room if required."

    My personal preference is a 3 seater sofa but lounge on the small side so no space-very quiet get away from it all place in a lovely village. Would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7May 2023

  • "Character, cosy cottage with lots of history."

    Very comfortable with all you need for a holiday. Hosts are very helpful and responsive as necessary. Beautiful garden. Tranquil village with lots of walks in a beautiful countryside. The local pub have friendly owners and provide meals which is convenient. Short drive to nearby towns with amenities. A peaceful haven. Would recommend without any hesitation.

    Reviewed by Harvinder5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Anvil Lodge."

    The lodge is comfortable and spacious and our hosts were fabulous. We had everything we needed for a relaxing break including a thoughtful welcome pack - thank you. The garden is quite large and the owners have thought of everything to keep your dogs safely enclosed. The lodge is in a peaceful village and the locals were lovely and friendly. There are walks from your doorstep to explore the pretty wolds and the beautiful historic city of Lincoln is not far away.

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Very comfortable and we felt at home as soon as we walked in the door. Very quiet- just right for unwinding. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in this cosy, characterful cottage."

    It was ideal for us as we have two dogs and the garden was perfect for them. We very much appreciated the numerous walks from the village which, again, were ideal with the dogs.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Mar 2023

  • "We had a Brilliant stay."

    The cottage had everything that you needed. Set in a very quiet location yet only a 10 min drive to Horncastle. With many places of interest within 30 minutes drive. Eve left a very welcoming welcoming gift and informed us that if there were any issues which there wasn't, she would be available to resolve at anytime. If we are back in that part of the world again then we would definitely stay in Eves Anvil Lodge. Throughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2023

  • "We have stayed at the cottage several times and very pleased with the service provided"

    Reviewed by Sidney5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay in this beautiful, clean, very well equipped cottage, we can't honestly find one fault at all, the welcome goodies from the owners were very thoughtful and the information file gave us all the info we could need - we also loved reading about the history of the cottage and the village, we were lucky to have good weather while we were there so went out everyday - the cottage is in a great position and not far from local places of interest and the coast, we were all sad to leave - especially our dogs who loved the garden, really hope to return to this little gem - we are so happy we found it!"


    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2023

  • "Anvil Lodge is excellent value for money."

    The welcome pack of milk, tea, coffee, biscuits and wine was a lovely surprise. Everything you need is provided. It is very peaceful with excellent walks nearby. The garden is large, secure and well maintained. There is no mobile phone signal but the WiFi was excellent.

    Reviewed by Kerry4.4Nov 2022

  • "We enjoyed a long weekend break at this lovely cottage ."

    Our dogs really enjoyed the large secure garden. The cottage itself was clean , comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Nov 2022

  • "Well-equipped cottage had all the essentials."

    The most dog friendly cottage we have ever stayed in (over 30 years). Nice to have some basic provisions left. Nice to have the games room in the garage.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a great weekend stay at anvil lodge ."

    The property was spotlessly clean , it has everything you could need . The large enclosed garden was fantastic for Henry my German shepherd . Anvil lodge was perfect for us , just what we was looking for peaceful and relaxing. We will definitely be staying again and for longer next time . A weekend wasn't long enough. Thankyou Eve and Jeff

    Reviewed by Darren4.7Sep 2022

  • "This cottage is in such a peaceful location and is clean and comfortable."

    The owners live close by and are very helpful but not intrusive. Great place to chill out and relax, and is ideal if you are bringing your four legged friend due to the large enclosed garden. Plenty to do and see within easy reach. Mobile phone signal non existent but we just used WhatsApp to contact family if required. One small point is that a couple of grab rails would be very useful in the bathroom, but that’s a minor thing and didn’t detract from a very enjoyable break.

    Reviewed by June5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect cottage to use as a base to explore the Wolds."

    The cottage is clean, very well equipped and the large enclosed garden is such an added bonus. Highly recommend this cottage and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Jemma4.7Jul 2022

  • "Had a lovely few days at Anvil lodge, it was clean and comfortable with everything catered for and there is also a pretty garden."

    Would highly recommend it and we hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Stanley5.0Jul 2022

  • "Spent a very pleasant week at the cottage."

    Lovely village and area. The Wolds are very seductive and peaceful. Very refreshing break and ideal for people who like walking. Cottage had everything we needed. Recommend.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay very much."

    very comfortable for humans & dogs. the very large garden was lovely for our two dogs & they could let off steam. also some very pretty flowers. will try & get back next year

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2022

  • "It’s a must for every one to stop at this cottage, eve and Jeff can’t do enough to help you and the after care you receive if you happen leave to something behind ,is beyond the call of duty."

    We will be again for next year. Thank you once again for a lovely stay

    You're very welcome Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in beautiful peaceful surroundings."

    Our second stay and we will definitely book again. Great holiday for us and our two greyhounds with its spacious garden.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7May 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage in such a quiet and peaceful village with many walks for the dog, the owner's have taken great care to provide everything for a really enjoyable break would definitely recommend and hope to return."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cotttage and the owners were both excellent."

    Unfortunately we had to return home on monday due to a call from southend hospital regarding my daughters chemo therapy treatment. Icannot fault the accomodation or the owners of Anvil Lodge and I will re-book as things get better. Yours sincerely Grahah hare.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Apr 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay very pleased have Stayed a few times never been disappointed"

    Reviewed by Sidney4.1Mar 2022

  • "Another great stay at Anvil Lodge Great cottage with everything you need for ..."

    Another great stay at Anvil Lodge Great cottage with everything you need for your stay Very clean, bed comfy and great shower Highly recommend property

    Reviewed by Aileen5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday home."

    Garden is amazing and a real highlight. The area is very quiet and peaceful. We were unlucky with the weather but still able to get out and about. Walks from the door. We did find that we had to drive a lot to do things 'touristy' during the day. Great place!

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, spotlessly clean."

    Kitchen is very well stocked with utensils and pots/pans etc. Internet download speed is good for casual browsing - I don't stream or game, so can't comment on whether it would be adequate for this. I didn't use the beds in the twin room, but the double bed in the main bedroom is very comfortable (I have a bad back which sulks if it doesn't like a mattress, for which reason I am always a bit apprehensive when staying away from home). TV reception is a bit hit and miss, but it was very overcast and rained for much of my stay (at the beginning of December), which can't have helped. Garden is a good size, mainly laid to lawn, and secure for dogs. The owner is very helpful and obliging, and sent me an email the morning after I left to let me know I'd forgotten my radio. They live near the cottage and are happy to be contacted, should there be any issues during your stay. Very highly recommended for dog owners.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Dec 2021

  • "Lovely place to get away to, had a brilliant time and so did our 2 dogs."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely stay, everything was as expected."

    Even the weather was kind to us.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Nov 2021

  • "Well equipped cosy cottage with very useful walking guides and maps, plus local information."

    Lots of books and DVDs as well for rainy days. Village is very nice for local walks and there is pub nearby too serving homemade ice cream!

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Oct 2021

  • "Had a very enjoyable break lovely walks and breathtaking views just right to ..."

    Had a very enjoyable break lovely walks and breathtaking views just right to recharged batteries would highly recommend anvil Lodge

    Reviewed by Sidney4.1Oct 2021

  • "Hosts very nice helpful & friendly"

    Reviewed by Lester5.0Sep 2021

  • "Anvil cottage totally met our needs and exceeded our expectations."

    The garden was perfect both for us humans and perfectly safe for our dogs. The cottage was perfectly placed to visit the beautiful Wolds and its walks, the beach and Lincoln itself. We would recommend the cottage to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Jul 2021

  • "Had a wonderful holiday, couldn't have been any better."

    I took my two dogs and my grandmother and Anvil Lodge was perfect for everyone. A really great place to stay and wonderful hosts!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2021

  • "Enjoyed walking in the countryside taking in the peacefulness of rural Lincolnshire."

    Lovely wild flowers and birds. Good pub in the village if you want a rest from self catering

    Reviewed by Iain4.4Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, though the living room was very small but comfortable for 2 people."

    Not sure how 4 people would fit into that room comfortably. The description states a rocking chair is in this room, which it is not. The picture shows a single armchair, that is not there. A small 2 seater sofa instead, however this was covered in case of dogs deciding it was good bedding fodder. All other rooms were great. Beds very comfortable. Garden great. Just a little short of certain equipment in the kitchen. 4 very small Skegness mugs, and some very dodgy glasses. We could have done with a couple of nice wine glasses (not 1970’s vintage) and some hi ball glasses. Nothing for juice except a 1 pint glass and 1 pint mug. Garden hose out back for dog cleaning if needed (very handy). Garage doubled up as a games room, nice touch. Generally very good cottage to stay for us 2 and the dogs. Thank you. I would go back for sure!

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4Jun 2021

  • "When we arrived we were astounded with this beautiful Cottage & stunning garden."

    Everything spotless, the Owners had gone out of their way to make our stay perfect together with the little gifts upon arrival. Garden was large & fantastic to sit in & chill with the birds singing in the trees. Our little dog loved it also. Only problem there was the sharp gravel from the door to the garden. Had to carry our dog as she could have cut her feet. Mentioned to owner perhaps a small path all the way from door to garden would really help. One of the owners is a lovely lady very kind & helpful. Area, greenery everywhere. When out you will see all the Valleys with so much greenery People there very friendly, oh and the pub meals were very nice a 10 mins.walk from the Cottage. Louth, Horncastle towns lovely shopping & market areas. Plus sea-side towns Sutton-on-Sea (closed shops Mondays), Ingoldmells and Skegness are not too far away. Owner has a book inside the Cottage with lots of info. We would love to spend time there again. No shops in Village just the pub who have necessities milk, bread etc.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had a very enjoyable holiday at anvil cottage weather was hit and miss but after ..."

    Had a very enjoyable holiday at anvil cottage weather was hit and miss but after the year we all had was just nice to get away and enjoy something different surroundings would highly recommend this place would love to come back soon thanks had a lovely time

    Reviewed by Sidney4.7May 2021

  • "This was a lovely little cottage in a sweet and peaceful village."

    The Wolds are pretty and the coastline is amazing.

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Aug 2020

  • "A much needed weekend break - clean and comfortable cottage in a quiet village, close to dog friendly beaches, just perfect!"

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2020

  • "Wonderful lodge in a stunning area The lodge was well equipped and the beautiful private garden a real gem , the dogs loved it !"

    Take a walk across the Ford at the end of the lane and turn right through gate onto the public footpath ... a beautiful walk for miles and miles ! Lots of lovely places to eat in surrounding area , some pubs have restricted opening times, so check and book first . A wonderful week away and we hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was well equipped, spacious with a lovely garden and courtyard and ideally situated for exploring the nearby countryside."

    We had a wonderful lockdown easing break enjoying walking and cycling in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2020

  • "Unfortunately, we had snow, ice, rain and gale force winds."

    The lodge was brilliant beautiful equipped, every thought given, both to us and our dogs. They also provided many little extras including milk, teabags, coffee, sugar - bottle of wine and doggie treats. It was my husband's 70th birthday whilst we were away - and it was the nicest self catering we have visited - our thanks to Mr and Mrs Sardesan. Thank you Mr and Mrs Castle

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2020

  • "This was our 2nd visit to anvil lodge, just as good as 1st time"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2019

  • "A beautiful area to explore."

    The cottage was so well equipped and comfortable. Would recommend it for anyone wishing to explore with a dog.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2019

  • "The Wolds are one of the best kept secrets in this country."

    Many lovely villages & little traffic (outside school hols). Good for eating, food & dog friendly. Very poor mobile phone coverage being another advantage. Beaches very quiet early September. Wish somebody would tell chefs that boiled new potatoes can easily be achieved in the Tatie county. Mash, chips & rice seem to be the norm. Don't tell too many people about this area, they want to keep it quiet!

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Sep 2019

  • "Everything was good lots of good walks for me and my dog very friendly people ..."

    Everything was good lots of good walks for me and my dog very friendly people pub10 min walk dog friendly and good food be nice if it was open every day but they need time off as well so you have to just get on with it very enjoyable few days break

    Reviewed by Sidney3.8Aug 2019

  • "This is a beautiful well equipped cottage in a quiet village."

    We wanted to totally unwind for a week and we found a gem of a place to do so. Sitting in the lovely garden with a cuppa and watching the birds on the feeders melted the tension away. The peace and quiet recharged our batteries. Comfy beds and silence at night meant having best sleep in a long time. The owners left us a few treats and didn’t leave our dog out either. I mentioned to the owner I was unable to have regular milk and they went to the trouble of leaving a litre of ‘my milk’ in the fridge so a much needed cuppa could be had on arrival. The WiFi was very welcomed as there’s no mobile phone reception there. We had to make alternative arrangements to contact family at home. Having said that we would definitely return to Anvil Lodge and recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Pam4.4Jul 2019

  • "Like always you never let us down a superb cottage set in a lovley hamlet ..."

    Like always you never let us down a superb cottage set in a lovley hamlet village the enclosed back garden was fantastic for our dogs to run around and the lovely wellcome pack was a nice gesture even doggie treats the overall clenlyness of the cottage was 1st class a credit to the owners the fully equipt kitchen had every thing that you needed we had a fantastic time at anvil lodge would we stay again you bet we would

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Jul 2019

  • "Anvil Lodge was very clean and comfortable and the little extras provided by the owners were very much appreciated."

    This is an ideal spot for exploring this part of Lincolnshire and we all had a great break.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful friendly village."

    All the little extras the owners left for us were very welcome. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely house and garden."

    Lovely village. Lovely walks

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage, well equipped, spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    The garden is fantastic, our dogs loved it but we had to block the bottom of the gate as they could squeeze under it. The cottage is well situated for accessing the Lincolnshire wolds and coast. The only drawback for us, which may not be a problem for everyone is that the pub/shop has very restricted opening hours, it is only open at weekends in winter and from Wednesday to Sunday in summer.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Mar 2019

  • "An excellent experience which started by the ease of booking the holiday to enjoying the actual accommodation"

    Reviewed by Les5.0Sep 2018

  • "Bungalow was very well equipped with everything you needed, nice welcome pack on ..."

    Bungalow was very well equipped with everything you needed, nice welcome pack on arrival, very dog friendly with treats and toys upon arrival Owners really nice Very secure for both pets and children Great location for touring Lincolnshire Thoroughly enjoyed our stay Definitely coming back Would highly recommend the Three Horse Shoes pub, just around the corner, excellent food especially Sunday Lunch and very friendly staff and also very dog friendly

    Reviewed by Aileen5.0Sep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage,garden,and village."

    Such a relaxing holiday, the lodge was spotless with everything we needed in it even the nice touch of coffee tea sugar fresh milk and some goodies,even some treats for Maisie and Buster the dogs. The garden was lovely,again with every we needed. The area just beautiful. Would love to go back again Definitely a five star plus from me

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2018

  • "Anvil Lodge was very clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    The garden is well kept and ideal for dogs although our pair of retired greyhounds found the loose stone driveway difficult to walk on. The owners are very friendly and provided welcome gifts which were very much appreciated. The village of Goulceby is a small friendly hamlet with one pub, The 3 Horseshoes, which also serves as the village shop. However, the selection is quite small and there are no daily newspapers. It should be noted that the shop is only open during pub hours. We found the pub staff to be very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2018

  • "Excellent cottage in a great location."

    The cottage was better than the pictures and very comfortable .

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2018

  • "Anvil Lodge is nice little cottage in the quiet village of Goulceby."

    The village is fairly central for visiting key Lincolnshire attractions and has nice local walks. The village pub is very friendly, serves good pub food and put themselves out to accommodate our large dog. There are other pubs within a short drive which offer excellent food. The cottage was immaculately clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The garden was totally secure for our dog and was well kept. The owners are very friendly and as they live in the village are on hand should there be any problems. They are aware of the issue with the boiler and this would not put me off returning.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jun 2018

  • "A nice quiet, little cottage in Goulceby, convenient for the local pub (subject to its restricted opening hours) and easy access to the local area."

    the local pub is friendly, has a couple of decent real ales and good food - very dog friendly. The cottage was clean, comfortable and there were plenty of extras (washing up liquid, loo rolls, kitchen paper towels etc.) and a welcome pack. A nice garden which was secure for letting the dogs into. The only downside was the oil boiler in a cupboard in the dining room, the 'odour' from it was noticeable but we just shut the door on that room and left it unused.

    Reviewed by Bryan4.7May 2018

  • "This was our first time for visiting Lincolnshire."

    It will not be our last. The Wolds exceeded our expectations, beautiful and peaceful. The cottage that we chose through Sykes was super and fully met our expectations. It helped to make our holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage in the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside in a small village filled with birdsong."

    Lots of goodies on arrival. Secure parking and very dog friendly welcome. Lovely little pub less than 5 mins walk away with a lovely atmosphere and good food. Lots to see and do all around. Only down side, no phone signal but not the end of the world.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely, basic cottage, ideal for dogs."

    Realistic expectation by the owners,& thoughtful little touches. This is the first cottage that I have experienced that left a welcome pack for the owners & dog biscuits as treats for the dogs. The owners were very helpful, couldn't do more for us, & gave interesting background information about the cottage & also the village. Just a pity that Sykes company policy does not allow partial refund for cancellation due to national adverse weather. (Snow in March prevented us from travelling). We had taken out holiday insurance through the Sykes advisor. This would make us wary of booking through Sykes again.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was very clean and tidy when we arrived and the goodies were very nice."

    You describe the cottage as very cosy with two so called easy chairs a rocking chair and what I would call a bedroom chair it wasn't very comfy for four adults after a days walking. The beds were to low and not very comfortable, two bedside lamps for four was not good for reading a good book. The bath can only be described as an over grown sink, I also arrived clean shaven and left with a full grown beard as there was no shaving point. The owners were nice and helpful when one of our cars wouldn't start when we were leaving. What they did tell me was that they had informed you (Syskes) that there was roads closed in the village, which would of been useful to know when arriving in the dark. Stephen and Janet Cumbria

    Reviewed by Janet2.5Feb 2018

  • "Cooking utensils and crockery were a bit limited e."

    G. no casserole dish, masher or roasting dish. As we had the dog we are in quite a bit.

    Reviewed by Christine4.2Aug 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 mins walk.

The property

A character cottage in the village of Goulceby, seven miles from the market town of Louth, set in the Lincolnshire Wolds which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Anvil Lodge was originally a blacksmiths and still holds some of the original characters; with plenty of things to see and do, this makes a great place for families or small groups of friends to enjoy.

On entry into the cottage, you are in the well-equipped kitchen with everything needed to prepare some home-cooked meals which can then be enjoyed in the separate dining room.

There is a cosy sitting room with plenty of seating, even a rocking chair, in front of a decorative fireplace, adding to its’ original character.

There are two good-sized bedrooms and a family bathroom adding to the flexibility of the property.

Outside is a lawned garden; a great place for the kids to let off some steam.

There is a good-sized south-facing patio with furniture, making it a nice place to relax with a glass of something cold after a full day exploring the area.

The village of Goulceby is home to The Three Horseshoes, which is an independently run freehouse and campsite, with the recent addition of a village shop.

With good walks and cycle routes from the door, you can explore the rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

A 15 mins’ drive away takes you to the Georgian market town of Louth with excellent shopping, including weekly market days and a vast assortment of eateries catering for all tastes, as well as Horncastle which is particularly famous for its selection of antique shops.

Travel to the coast to see the seal colony at Donna Nook or visit the seaside resorts of Skegness or Mablethorpe for a great day out.

Further afield is the cathedral city of Lincoln with its castle and the Magna Carta Centre.

Set in stunning scenery, Anvil Lodge is a perfect cottage to enjoy at any time of the year.

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About the location


Louth 8 miles; Horncastle 7 miles; Lincoln 24 miles.

Goulceby is a village in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire. It is situated 7 miles south west from the market town of Louth and lies in the Lincolnshire Wolds which is an Area of Outstanding Beauty. The Viking Way, a nationally recognised long distance footpath runs through the village and is popular with many parties of walkers. Goulceby is home to The Three Horseshoes which is an independently run freehouse and campsite. which has recently added a village shop. The Georgian market town of Louth with 3 markets a week is just 15 minutes’ drive, as is Horncastle, famous for its selection of antique shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Travel to the coast to see the seal colony at Donna Nook, especially popular in the winter months, when hundreds of seals are born, or visit the traditional seaside resorts of Skegness and Mablethorpe. Visit RAF Coningsby which houses the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight or even for something different visit Cadwell Park Racing Circuit. Spend a day discovering the cobbled streets of the hilltop cathedral city of Lincoln with its castle, cathedral and the Magna Carta Centre. Goulceby is in a perfect situation to explore this great area of Lincolnshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas