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Garden Cottage

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Great Steeping near Spilsby, Lincolnshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Garden Cottage and, for once, the weather was very kind to us."

    Marian and her husband were exemplary hosts who ensured all our needs were met. We hope to return in the future

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Garden Cottage."

    It is a very cosy and comfortable cottage in a beautiful garden setting. Our hosts were extremely helpful and accommodating. They supplied us with copious amounts of firewood for the wood burner and assisted us with all the usual things like waste bins and the use of the automatic gate on the driveway. Although we stayed in January when the weather was rather inclement, it was a very relaxing holiday and there was plenty to see and do in this part of Lincolnshire. We will definitely consider coming again.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2023

  • "Garden Cottage is a lovely place to stay."

    Very relaxing and quiet.Close to local villages and bigger cities like Lincoln.Marion was very helpful there if you needed her but not obtrusive.The shower in the Cottage was amazing.Would love to go back would give this Cottage 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Nov 2023

  • "A very comfortable, warm and peaceful week."

    Everything we wanted. Will certainly go again sometime and would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Daphne Elizabeth5.0Nov 2023

  • "Excellent holiday cottage."

    Had everything I needed for my one week stay. Nice layout inside. Well equipped kitchen. Adequate gated off road parking. Very helpful owner on hand if required. Would look to book again.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Superb accomodation with excellent facilities."

    Despite time of year cottage was very warm due to solar panels.Perfectly located to visit the surrounding area with local shops and a couple of pubs in Spilsby.Marian and Geoff were good hosts and were on hand if needed.Extremely recommendable and will return when next visit the area.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent cottage charming and helpful hosts."

    Plenty of places to visit nearby or just relax and enjoy SUPERB Roy

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely bright, spacious and well equipped accommodation in a peaceful rural location and with a choice of outside seating areas."

    Wonderful hosts. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is an excellent cottage in a lovely rural setting It is ideally situated within reach of the coast and many Lincolnshire places of interest."

    The cottage is well equipped with everything needed for a relaxing stay Our hosts were very welcoming and helpful in providing their knowledge of the area.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a great week at Garden Cottage and our hosts were very friendly, welcoming and helpful."

    The setting is idyllic and very peaceful. The sunlight-filled accommodation is spacious, comfortable, and well appointed, with every need catered for. We can whole-heartedly recommend this cottage and if in the area, would definitely stay here again. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Mags5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely setting in a large garden."

    Very comfortable accommodation with all appliances needed for a weeks stay. Jeff and Marian were very helpful without being intrusive. Our only concern was in the wet room, as I have slightly limited mobility I would have liked a couple of hand holds in the shower although the floor was non slip, I would have felt more confidence with something to “hang on too”. Another shelf, or some sort small storage in sink area would be helpful. David & Pamela June 23

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was very nice ,very clean the bed was quite comfortable, but the weather was absolutely red hot & so was the cottage ,but this was not the owners fault however the use of a fan would have been helpful, but appreciate not everything can be supplied we only used this as a base as we were out very early everyday, the wet room was also quite difficult to clean after a shower as we found the scraper supplied not really helpful at getting rid of the surplus water afterwards but apart from that we had a lovely holiday so thank you ☺️."

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.1Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage in beautiful grounds."

    Very welcoming hosts, Marion and Geoff and a relaxing and interesting holiday in Lincolnshire. I would certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0May 2023

  • "What an enjoyable stay."

    Contact made with the owners prior to the holiday made for a smooth arrival. The cottage was extremely comfortable and well appointed, and our hosts were so helpful with local information. Strongly recommended for a first class break.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely quiet place plenty of places to Visit cottage was lovely and host were fab"

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely week here."

    The cottage is very comfy and has everything you could possibly need and was spotless. The hosts Geoff and Marion were very welcoming, friendly and informative. The welcome pack was very much appreciated. Great places to visit nearby. Location is great as only a short distance from Spilsby centre with lovely pubs and all the necessities. We'll definitely be back in spring/summer as the garden and pond were lovely and ideal for sitting out and watching the wildlife.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Amazing property in a beautiful setting."

    We really did escape to the country. It was perfect for us. We wanted peace and quiet and we got it. Some lovely towns etc not too far away. The hosts were friendly and helpful but not intrusive!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very well equipped and quiet location with a stunning garden view."

    The owners couldn’t be more helpful about places to visit and even providing some fresh garden produce. The garden cottage is well placed for visits to Lincoln, the beaches and local Lincolnshire attractions. Nice area for walks and cycle rides

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Excellent facilities in the cottage. Very attentive hosts made for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Jul 2022

  • "Holiday was perfect."

    Cottage was first class, already looking forward to our next holiday at Garden Cottage.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0May 2022

  • "We throughly enjoyed our stay at garden cottage."

    The beautiful garden is a dream. We sat in the lounge watching the many different birds feeding at the bird feeder. Marian and Geoff were wonderful hosts and nothing was to much trouble. They were on hand to give us advice we’re to visit each day. Many thanks for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0May 2022

  • "A very pleasant stay in a lovely cottage - as I mentioned to Marian, the owner, the lack of cleaning materials was unusual, but maybe that's just me!"

    The standard of the cottage was certainly in accordance with our many years of experience with Sykes cottages.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Apr 2022

  • "An immaculate cottage in a lovely location."

    A recipe for a perfect break!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2021

  • "Loved garden cottage and it’s gardens very much was also very quiet and peaceful."

    Plenty of places to visit that are not too far away. Marian and Geoff were brilliant and very helpful. They could not do enough to help especially as I was on crutches at the time. Will definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very nice owners and very helpful."

    Perfect for s quiet retreat in the countryside.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Aug 2021

  • "Miriam & Geoff did everything that would be expected & a whole lot more ,the ..."

    Miriam & Geoff did everything that would be expected & a whole lot more ,the second time we've stayed & certainly wont be the last

    Reviewed by Freda5.0Jul 2021

  • "What an oasis of a garden."

    A really lovely spot to sit and relax. The hosts have done the garden proud with lots of wild birds visiting the pond. As the bungalow is well maintained and stocked with everything you would need and she has taken into account P.P.I. (investment in people) Good luck to them in the future. The owners are friendly, informative but not intrusive. The weather could have been better for us but that is what it is. The surrounding area more than made up for it. All in all the holiday was enjoyable and found the location home from home which is what we need at our age (70's). Thank you to the hosts.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jun 2021

  • "A relaxing week in a well kept cottage surrounded a beautiful garden."

    Marian and Geoff excellent hosts informative but not intrusive would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2021

  • "It was a pleasure to stay at Garden Cottage, it was so comfortable and welcoming just what you needed after exploring the lovely area of "The Lincolnshire Wold", also the garden was beautifully laid out and loved sitting around the pool admiring the lovely flower beds."

    A lot of hard work goes into Garden Cottage by Marian & Geoff to make your stay a memorable one. Thank you

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2021

  • "We found the cottage excellent, ideally situated, secure in very pleasant surroundings."

    The owners were very friendly & informative. Would definitely stay there again .

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2021

  • "Just a beautiful clean cottage What more can we say"

    Reviewed by Ivan5.0May 2021

  • "The property is in a good location to explore the Lincolnshire Wolds."

    The owners were very friendly and welcoming. They had a good local knowledge and made helpful suggestions regarding places nearby to visit. Sadly with covid some of the attractions we wanted to visit were not open, but we still found plenty to do. The cottage is comfortable and cosy, especially once you get the log burner going, which we did each night of our stay and we were toasty. The wet room has a fabulous rain shower. The owners garden is lovely but the weather did not allow us to appreciate it. Very peaceful location.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2020

  • "Comfortable well serviced cottage."

    Lovely situation. Owners delightful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Sep 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Garden Cottage."

    It more than met our expectations. The grounds were lovely and the owners were very helpful and accommodating. Lovely week.

    Reviewed by Phyllis5.0Jul 2020

  • "The owner is very welcoming and helpful."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Dec 2019

  • "The owner was very friendly, welcoming and helpful."

    The cottage is lovely.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable with everything we needed."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful with information about things to do in the area. Peaceful and relaxing area with lots to see and do

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0Sep 2019

  • "Marian and Geoff are very knowledgeable about the area and are more than happy to answer any questions you have."

    The cottage is in a lovely setting overlooking a pond which attracts a variety of birds. I would also highly recommend visits to the Aviation Heritage Centre, RAF Conningsby, Gunby Hall and the Lincolnshire Transport museum.

    Reviewed by Jaki5.0Jul 2019

  • "A totally relaxing experience, Marion was so helpful, a lovely lady ,would ..."

    A totally relaxing experience, Marion was so helpful, a lovely lady ,would recommend garden cottage for a perfectly "chilled getaway"

    Reviewed by Freda5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday here in the beautiful surroundings of Marian and Geoff’s garden, who were the perfect hosts."

    Ideally situated to explore the surrounding area, Garden Cottage had all we needed for our weeks stay. If we wish to return to the area we would most definitely book again!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2019

  • "Garden Cottage is ideally situated for exploring Lincolnshire without having to travel far to get to visit places of interest."

    The Cottage is lovely set in very relaxing and beautifull grounds. Our Host made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed a great week at Garden Cottage and will return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Apr 2019

  • "The owners were very friendly & welcoming, nice property."

    The beds were really comfortable & the wet room was ideal for our needs. The soft seating was slightly low for us but that’s our fault as we have creeky legs. The location of the property is ideal for those who want tranquility but is however, within easy reach of Skegness & Mablethorpe if you want more excitement. Would consider returning.

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Mar 2019

  • "We had a great time and the owners of the cottage were helpful and very friendly"

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2018

  • "Marian and her husband were most kind and helpful and shared their local knowledge with us."

    The cottage was immaculate and spacious. Everything was really relaxing and great.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent cottage just as described ,lovely location very quite and peaceful ."

    Owners wonderful very friendly and helpful, with vast local knowledge. Would recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2018

  • "We had a lovely restful stay at the cottage, sitting by the pond and watching wildlife."

    We had planned on visiting several places in Lincolnshire during our stay, but as the car broke down and was in the garage for repair for 3 days, these have been put on the list next time.The cottage and all the facilities were up to our expectation. We hope that health will allow us to visit again in the future, and we will definitely recommend this cottage to our friends. We must also thank Marion and Geoff for being so kind and helpful.

    Reviewed by M5.0Jul 2018

  • "Very accommodating owners who made us feel welcome."

    Quiet and peaceful, lovely garden, lots of places nearby for us to investigate.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0May 2018

  • "A very warm welcome from Marion the owner upon our arrival."

    The cottage was a real home from home set in beautiful surroundings in the grounds of the owners home. The cottage itself had everything we needed and was well laid out and spotlessly clean. The pond and the gardens were absolutely wonderful and the summer house is another superb bonus. The peace and quiet led to a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Marion was very friendly and knowledgeable regarding the Lincolnshire area. If its peace and quiet you require in wonderful surroundings Garden Cottage is the one for you

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Apr 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Garden Cottage, the owners of the cottage were very helpful indeed and very knowledgeable about the local area."

    The accommodation is beautiful and the gardens are very pretty too. We highly recommend Garden Cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely Cottage and owners made us very welcome."

    Reviewed by Barbara4.6Nov 2017

  • "Lovely garden cottage with kindly and helpful owners on site."

    We had a great week despite rain and wind at times.

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2017

  • "Owner was very helpful , cottage was nice and the gardens were really nice."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2017

  • "Very nice place Marion and Geoff were very nice people, friendly"

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2017

  • "Very comfortable cottage with lovely garden"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2017

  • "Enjoyed this short break and hope to go back again next year for longer"

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Oct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Electric and solar panel heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, combination microwave/grill, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars via electric gates
  • Shared use of extensive lawned gardens with patio, pond, furniture and summerhouse
  • Secure bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Adults only, no children or infants
  • Please note: If you are booking for Christmas 2024 please inquire by phone

The property

Spilsby 3 miles.

This delightful, single-storey detached property is set within the owner's extensive grounds, on the edge of the small village of Great Steeping, three miles from the market town of Spilsby.

Well-placed for exploring the nearby coastline and the Lincolnshire Wolds, this bright and spacious holiday home provides a wonderful bolthole for couples.

There’s a modern, open plan living area, with a fully-fitted contemporary kitchen, dining area and comfortable seating set around the cosy woodburner.

South-facing French doors open onto the pleasant shared garden overlooking the pond, where you can sit on a summer’s day and relax.

The bedroom has a luxurious super-king size bed, which can be split into a twin as desired and the fully-tiled wet room provides a walk-in shower.

Guests have access to the pretty lawned gardens, with seating in various spots within a tranquil setting; perfect for enjoying a morning coffee in the sunshine, before heading off for the day.

With solar panels providing electricity including heating, and other eco-friendly features, this unique property will appeal to all.

There is an electric security gate and secure storage for bicycles if required.

The pretty historic market town of Spilsby has a weekly market and traditional, family-run retailers, cafes, restaurants and a choice of pubs.

This hidden corner of Lincolnshire offers a wonderful base for varied pursuits, including bird watching, fishing, cycling, rambling, beachcombing and the seaside amusements and arcades in Skegness.

Lincoln and Louth are also short drives away and well worth a visit.

Horncastle will delight antique lovers, while Alford and Burgh-le-Marsh are each a short distance for those who like traditional windmills.

The Northcote Heavy Horse Centre in the village of Great Steeping is open to the public during the summer, with a number of special events.

A romantic retreat for a memorable holiday.

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About the location


Horncastle 9.8 miles; Skegness 12 miles.

The historical market town of Spilsby sits midway between Horncastle and the coast, offering a range of characterful pubs, independent shops and a selection of eateries, all set amongst the quaint traditional streets. The town is surrounded by pretty countryside and lovely little villages worthy of exploring, whilst Horncastle is just 15 minutes’ drive away, renowned for its interesting shops and antiques centres where you’re certain to pick up a reminder of your time in this lovely location. Spend the afternoon at Snipe Dale Country Park, which offers 200 acres of beautiful rolling countryside with way marked trails, picnic areas and a variety of wildlife. Or head east to find yourself beside the sea within a 20-minute drive, where you’ll find Skegness with its traditional seaside attractions, or the quieter resort of Chapel St Leonard’s, both with delightful golden sandy beaches. Spilsby is a lovely location for your Lincolnshire getaway, with a wealth of things to see and do nearby.

Note: Adults only, no children or infants.
Please note: If you are booking for Christmas 2024 please inquire by phone.