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Forge Cottage

Hemswell near Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire (Ref. 1002438)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    The owner was so friendly and helpful, and the cottage really clean and tidy. The garden was secure for the dogs who had a great time. We had great fun using the pizza oven. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2022

  • "Considering our holiday was very last minute due to a previous booking being cancelled last minute, everything at this cottage was perfect."

    John the owner was such a lovely host and person and made us feel very welcome. The garden was beautiful and great to relax in and Jasper his Labrador was so sweet and friendly and tolerable of our barking scared little dog. I would definitely recommend this cottage for exploring Lincolnshire. Thank you John and Jasper.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2022

  • "Wonderful accommodation with a host to match."

    Was a home from home experience with everything needed to support our stay. John was on hand to give recommendations in the area and all round great guy. Our dogs also had a great time exploring the fabulous garden and grounds. We will certainly be revisiting and couldn’t recommend this place enough.

    Reviewed by RhianneApr 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage in a beautiful Lincolnshire unspoiled village ..."

    Wonderful cottage in a beautiful Lincolnshire unspoiled village Hemswell Antique Centre just next door Lovely owner John A great escape

    Reviewed by GrahamApr 2022

  • "Lovely quite accommodation in a small village surrounded by rolling views virtually on the doorstep."

    John was a fantastic host and full of usfull info for things to do locally and very aimiable to any other needs should we have them. Would love to visit again

    Reviewed by AmandaMar 2022

  • "Brilliant place to unwind and de stress."

    A well appointed cottage within the heart of Lincolnshire...The facilities that the cottage allows a home from home instantly..... Thank you for looking after this gem..... The spacious cottage easily sleeps upto 5.. The large and well equipped kitchen allows you to cook the whole range of dishes to feed upto 5.... The lounge... Brilliant log burner...... Bathroom a great size bath and shower..... Plenty of local walks, pubs and restaurants, historic places of interest.... What's not to like. We're really glad we booked it...

    Reviewed by SteveFeb 2022

  • "Had a great time owner was very friendly and accommodating of our two lively labradors, cottage was lovely very clean and comfortable and set in a beautiful area."

    Lovely guests, John Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieJan 2022

  • "The owner was very helpful."

    The welcome pack was lovely touch. The cottage was gorgeous, cosy and enjoyed our stay. We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by ElaineDec 2021

  • "Had an absolutely wonderful stay at Forge Cottage."

    Very comfortable, lovely village, superb hosts. Many cosy nights in front of the fire. We will be back. Thank you xx

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Forge cottage."

    John was delightful and very friendly; he made us and our dog feel very welcome. We would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2021

  • "Charming well appointed cottage."

    This was our second stay there and we would highly recommend the property. The owner John is very friendly as well as Jasper his dog. If we holidayed again in that area we would definitely look to go back to Forge cottage

    Reviewed by ElaineOct 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely location, ideal for driving out to explore the surrounding area."

    Everything in the cottage was well thought out and the owner was very hospitable. A wonderful place to stay.

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely village."

    Owner was on hand if needed. Perfect for exploring the Lincolnshire countryside.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2021

  • "Forge Cottage is a beautiful renovated property the gardens are in immaculate condition and perfect for a chilled afternoon in the sun."

    John, Sue and Jasper (labrador) are always on hand to help, with great locL advice to how to use the Pizzza oven, the village of Hemswell is very quite with a lovely 5k circular walk to "The Stirrup Inn" (recommended) for refreshments. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and a great base to explore Lincolnshire Wolds and coast line.

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2021

  • "On arrival, the owner John was extremely friendly, and said just to let him know if we required any assistance or local information."

    The property and fully enclosed garden is exceptional and the cottage had been cleaned to a very high standard. John's dog Jasper is also very friendly, and obedient. Unfortunately one of my dogs was trying to be dominant, so I had to supervise him when the two dogs met. For information, there is no mobile phone 'Virgin' signal in the village. Positive feedback - Perhaps a dishwasher could be added, mattresses could be upgraded to memory foam, as currently mattresses very soft and springy which is no good for a back sufferer like me, or similarly others, and the 3 piece suite is tired and one armchair in particular has a sunken seat. I certainly recommend this cottage and the superb dog friendly enclosed garden.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Second visit to Forge Cottage and excellent as ever."

    John the owner was very helpful and accommodating. Lovely garden to relax in and the surrounding* village is exceptionally peaceful.

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2021

  • "Great second stay."

    Everything was perfect. We highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2021

  • "We had an extended stay at the Forge due to house sale."

    Everything was perfect for us and our two big dogs. The cottage was lovely, very clean and comfortable and the garden was beautiful and fully enclosed. John, the owner, was great and went out of his way to make our stay a good one. Our dogs integrated well with the owners dog, Jasper, and they all became the best of friends. The village is a lovely spot and all the villagers we met made us and our dogs very welcome. We highly recommend this cottage and looking forward to coming back.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2021

  • "I would definitely recommend this cottage."

    The facilities include everything you need and the host John, is extremely welcoming and generous, along with his dog, Jasper!

    Reviewed by StephanieOct 2020

  • "It was a lovely relaxing place to stay and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday"

    Reviewed by ElaineOct 2020

  • "A well presented and maintained cottage everything you could ever wish for in a cottage,owner made us feel so welcome ,so sad to leave we have booked this cottage for the last to years ,we will book in the furniture."

    mr and mrs harding octorber 2020

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2020

  • "Forge Cottage was exactly what we had hoped for , perfect for a relaxing break and extremely dog friendly."

    I would happily recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a quiet break in a very nice, well kept location . Sue and John were both very helpful and everything we needed was there .

    Reviewed by GarySep 2020

  • "Such a lovely cottage, fabulous gardens and fully equipped with everything you could need."

    Just loved sitting outside whatever the weather and enjoying the peace and quiet. We had a couple of visits from Jasper the black lab who belonged to John the owner of the cottage, he’d have a treat and then be on his way! The cottage is brilliant for anyone with a dog, totally secure, our dog just wondered around the garden and found a nice place to sit in the sun. As for the cottage it’s self it has everything! We used the downstairs bedroom and the bed was so comfy. Fully equipped kitchen, everything was spotless and very well organised. A very spacious cottage which could definitely accommodate a family of 4 or 5 and still not be under each other’s feet especially with the outdoor seating area! We just loved it, there was even a pizza oven & BBQ but we didn’t use them. We had such a great time and didn’t want to leave on Friday morning but Sue arrived at 10am to get the cottage ready for the next lucky people to come and stay! Thanks John, Sue and Jasper for our lovely holiday and hope to be back soon!

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings."

    Owner made us feel so welcome and we were so sad to leave. Washing machine came in handy as well. Thanks for a lovely week and looking forward to staying again in future.

    Reviewed by DamienAug 2020

  • "Great cottage in a quiet village setting."

    The picture are exactly how you find the cottage, beautifully clean and a home from home feel. Enjoy making your own pizza and BBQ under cover in the beautiful garden setting where your dog is free to wonder making the most of everyday. There is a small play park just around the corner giving younger members of your party space too. Would definitely reccomemd this cottage as a base for exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2020

  • "The amazing outdoor spaces made our stay."

    Host is brilliant.

    Reviewed by DanielAug 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage, a real home from home in a wonderful location for us to ..."

    A beautiful cottage, a real home from home in a wonderful location for us to visit family (and Hemswell Antique Centre and Lincoln

    Reviewed by JenniJul 2020

  • "What a well presented and maintained cottage!"

    We booked this cottage for a week to get away from it all and relax together with the dog. The cottage its self is well prepared, the kitchen has all the essentials. So we never found ourselves searching for something when cooking during our stay. The BBQ outside has it's own tools and was supplied with coals. The bedrooms were all exceptionally clean and comfortable. The owner advises that dogs don't go onto the furniture or beds without a throw over them first. (Which I understand completely.) At night we left our dog in the kitchen and corridor, closing the doors to the living room and bedrooms. We got out on several walks around the local countryside and enjoyed coming back to the cottage afterward every time. With the guest book is a photo album showing the renovation work undertaken by the owner which is great to see the transformation. Overall would highly recommend we will certainly look to come back here again another time.

    Reviewed by StuartJul 2020

  • "A lovely weeks break - beautiful English country garden with lots of quiet and peace and amazing fish pond, the BBQ and Pizza oven were good fun."

    The cottage is friendly, comfortable with some qwerky features - as we expected for a converted building - real fire for a cozy evening. Great toys for the toddler and zoomy space for our dogs. Some reduced equipment due to covid - but easily managed everything we wanted. Owner was away but Sue was very helpful and quick to help. Very handy for Lincoln, small farm and zoo/rescue centre (1/2 days visits) - you do have to drive to the pub as the roads between hamlets were not pushchair friendly.

    Reviewed by DianeJul 2020

  • "We would highly recommend this cottage."

    The accommodation is beautiful. The host is very helpful.

    Reviewed by ElaineDec 2019

  • "Fantastic place to stay."

    Everything you could ever wish for home from home. First time we had taken our two jack russles on holiday, they loved it. Great location 10 minute drive from our son and family, grandchildren loved coming over to visit for tea. Would highly recommend and John the owner goes above and beyond to help and make your stay a great experience thank you. Theresa & John.

    Reviewed by TheresaOct 2019

  • "The owner and his dog made us all feel very welcome,beautiful setting quiet ..."

    The owner and his dog made us all feel very welcome,beautiful setting quiet location , pet friendly and very secure,everything was first class,will return to forge cottage agian

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2019

  • "Wow! What a beautiful cottage, so clean and everything there we could need."

    The garden is stunning and dog friendly. The owner and his dog made us all feel very welcome. Just sorry my dog can be a bit too grumpy to play. Had a lovely relaxing break, thank you!!

    Reviewed by JanisSep 2019

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful setting in a quiet location and really is pet friendly and secure."

    There is a terrace and outdoor dining area with a BBQ and a wood fired oven (with a generous supply of fuel) and access to the relaxing garden, which is beautifully presented. Nothing disturbed the tranquility. The host lives in an adjacent cottage and he was very helpful and friendly. At the end of our stay we left with a heavy heart and the feeling that we'd certainly pay a return visit.

    Reviewed by AdrianJun 2019

  • "Large property and comfy beds."

    Excellent location with modern kitchen and well equipped. Especially liked the hot water. Situated in a pleasant garden area.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x first floor double
  • 1 Single bed on the mezzanine
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, washing machine, TV, DVD player, a selection of books and DVDs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off-road parking is available for two cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden and patio area with wood-fired pizza oven, barbecue, and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles and pub 2.1 miles
  • For flexibility there is a camp bed that can be used on the mezzanine level
  • Note: The cottage is in a shared garden and the owner is sometimes in residence

The property

Kirton-in-Lindsey 5.5 miles.

Forge Cottage is a delightful detached, stone cottage located in Hemswell, Lincolnshire.

The property was originally used as a forge, but has now been lovingly refurbished into a stylish holiday home for friends and families alike.

The sitting room offers delightful feature stone and brick walls, as well as exposed beams, which give the property a wealth of character.

Relax and unwind here of an evening, while catching up with your favourite shows, with the delightful woodburning stove to keep you warm during those chilly evenings.

Step into the open-plan kitchen and dining area, with plenty of seating for families to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal, prepared in the well-equipped kitchen.

The cottage benefits from a ground floor double bedroom, ideal for those with limited mobility.

The first floor houses a further two bedrooms: one double and one single.

All bedrooms have high-quality furnishings to store your personal items, with bedside tables and lamps, ideal for some late night reading.

Delight in the ground floor bathroom, which houses an elegant bath and shower over, so you can decide how best to prepare for your day.

Outside has a lawned garden and patio area including a wood-fired pizza oven, with plenty of furniture to sit on and enjoy a refreshing beverage, while your little ones and pets run freely in the enclosed space.

Off-road parking is available for two cars.

Visit the Hemswell Antiques Centre which is the largest in Europe, and offers a wonderful mix of antiques and collectables from history, and is home to the Lancaster Bomber from the Second World War.

Travel towards the thriving town of Gainsborough, which offers a plethora of tourist attractions.

Gainsborough Old Hall is a 15th century medieval manor, with a grand hall, and medieval kitchen.

St Peter's Church is a Grade I listed building and showcases a delightful portrayal of historical architecture.

Take a drive into the stunning Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and discover a plethora of trails for walking and cycling, as well as many picturesque sights, medieval architecture and lake for watersports.

Forge Cottage is the ultimate location for friends and families to relax and unwind.

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About the location


Hemswell 5.5 miles; Scunthorpe 9.6 miles; Gainsborough 11.3 miles.

Kirton-in-Lindsey is a small town and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England. A short drive to Gainsborough, visit the home of Henry VIII's sixth wife Catherine Parr, this historic is ideally placed for exploring all this wonderful area has to offer. The town offers a selection of traditional pubs, restaurants, shops and supermarkets for your amenities. A few miles from the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasting a variety of wildlife and some of the most stunning countryside views in the country. Hosting a plethora of trails for walking and cycling, as well as access to many lakes for fishing and other watersports.

Region Information

The cottage is in a shared garden and the owner is sometimes in residence.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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