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12 Banks Street

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Our second stay at this wonderful property."

    The house has everything you could need for a stay, every little thing is thought about, so if you forget anything it’s there! A big thank you for the added extras to welcome us. The home is furnished to a high standard, the beds are comfortable, it is clean and you can just enjoy the most relaxing stay. Dogs are welcome but you don’t find a trace of them from previous guests nor does the property smell of dogs like others. It is located well for days out and the town itself has everything you need should you not want to venture far. I’d recommend the spa trail walk from horncastle to Woodhall spa, a lovely walk along part of the Viking way. We will definitely return in future and would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Gayle5.0Feb 2024

  • "Such a fabulous house and just as advertised."

    Everything you need for your stay will be there and the decor is just gorgeous. No problems unloading/loading and getting parked in nearby streets. Fab location. Can't wait to stay again!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2024

  • "Fantastic property, everything you could need is there"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very comfortable and warm place to stay in the winter"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2023

  • "12 Banks Street is a perfect house and holiday home."

    Everything is thought of and it is beautiful. We highly recommend it and can't fault anything about it. It's beautiful, comfortable, cosy, quiet and has everything you need. Everything is very high quality. It is also a great location by the centre of Horncastle. We will definitely try and book to stay again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2023

  • "When judging a holiday property the key question is "Would I stay here again?"

    ". My answer? - "Absolutely, without a doubt, its perfect". The location, very close to the centre of the charming market town of Horncastle, is highly convenient and the decor of the property is stunning. Moreover it is exceptionally well equipped; dogs even get their own pooch shampoo! Cleanliness is of the highest order. The owners, Alan & Jemielah were extremely helpful; we asked their advice re suitable restaurants in Horncastle for disabled patrons and they personally visited likely venues to check wheelchair access etc. Wonderful!!!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Although the house was immaculate and spotlessly clean the property is not really suitable for dogs as the outside space is on the first floor."

    Unfortunately we found the house very noisy inside as it is only single glazed throughout and backs onto 2 very noisy pubs playing loud music until late.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jul 2023

  • "This is a exceptional holiday rental."

    Very comfortable and ideally situated in the town.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2023

  • "We had such an amazing stay here, we were recommended it by friends who recently stayed there."

    The house is beautiful and EVERYTHING is thought out so well. Lovely hosts too, Horncastle is a great town with so much history, antique shops and pubs. The people are really friendly as well. Just looking through our diary to book another stay. x

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at Banks Street."

    A fascinating and quirky house. Really convenient for the town and local shops. Was everything we expected with our hosts Alan & Jameliah coming to our rescue with an item we’d forgotten. The little extras, such as washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets were really helpful. Found it easy to park nearby.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2023

  • "The standard of the property was immaculate, couldn’t have wanted anything more."

    Disappointingly we had to leave early for a family emergency but would recommend to all (and have done).

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a brilliant week at No."

    12 Horncastle. The house is even better in real life and everything has been thought of from all the toiletries you might need to everything you can think of kitchen wise. Would definitely recommend this place!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is an amazing house - the best we have stayed in."

    Absolutely beautiful old house and everything is very high quality and so comfortable. Cannot recommend it highly enough. Also the owners were so helpful. Great that such a gorgeous house also lets you take pets. Our dog loved it and as downstairs is flag stones and wood floors and there a stair gate, it's easy to have a dog there. Also Horncastle is great. Will be going back!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2022

  • "Just Amazing!"

    We unlocked the door and was greeted with the most wonderful smell the house was warm, lights were glowing and Christmas music was playing softly in the background. It was a true home from home experience decorated and furnished to the highest standard. The most comfortable sofa and bed we have experienced in a rental so far. We had no problems parking for the full week. Alan was first class and very quick to respond to a query we had. A great house and a great host. We can also highly recommend the Bull Inn (very friendly). Thank you Lauraine, Graham, Brucie and Brian

    Reviewed by Lauraine5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very comfortable, well equipped and beautifully decorated."

    The only drawback is the lack of parking. The off road parking detailed on the Sykes website IS NOT AVAILABLE the only unrestricted free parking we could find was on street parking a quarter of a mile away.

    Many thanks for your feedback. Please accept our sincere apologies that there was incorrect information regarding parking on our third party website. This has now been updated and our apologies have also been passed on to the property owner for the error. Kind regards, Sykes Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Nov 2022

  • "12 Banks Street is an amazing, quirky property."

    It is ideally situated in the town, with everything being within a few minutes walk away, including pubs, restaurants, bakery, coffee and tea shops and the supermarkets. The home is furnished to an excellent standard and is very well kept. The attention to detail is excellent, with lots of quirky items on show. The Kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed and more. The owners provide so much more than other properties we have stayed at, such as foil, dish cloths, salt, pepper etc. The bathroom also providing lots of good quality goodies, such as shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, bathroom cleaning products and more. The soft furnishing are high quality and the sofa and beds really comfortable. I am a harsh critic when it comes to staying away and i could not find a fault with this home, any guest who visits will be wowed. We had a great time relaxing, going on walks and it is situated well for visiting the coast and popular tourist areas. You will definitely not be disappointed if you book to stay here.

    Reviewed by Gayle5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is a fabulous holiday cottage."

    Stylish and superbly appointed, we were comfortable and immediately at ease. The contact with the owners was tremendous giving us useful information. Rooms are spacious with literally everything one needs for a break. Would return whenever possible.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "Character property in the centre of town - handy for shops and access to main road for day's out."

    Lovely private roof terrace!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was my first time back in Lincolnshire in a meaningful way for over twenty years, and 12 Banks Street did not disappoint as a base from which to re-explore the understated charms of the Wolds and beyond."

    The house is welcoming, stylish, comfortable and incredibly well-equipped, with unexpected and thoughtful touches throughout. Truly a home from home - ideal for our small family of three. Though we didn’t meet them in person, our local hosts Alan and Jamielah were generous, attentive and helpful - swiftly and patiently dealing with all our queries, however random they may have been... We thoroughly enjoyed our week stay at 12 Banks Street, and it deserves every glowing, 5-star review it receives - and with the best bath this side of The Wash, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this hidden gem to anyone and everyone. We left with happy, sunny and sandy memories of a trip back home. Thank you Alan and Jamielah.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Where to start - we have traveled the world, staying in many holiday lets and this was one of the nicest."

    A super location for Horncastle- close to all the shops and restaurants. Like a page out of a high-end design magazine, the interior of Banks Street continued to impress throughout our 2-week stay. The attention to detail and quality of the furnishings were, in a word -superlative. Even during the historic heat spell, Banks Street provided a quiet refuge, and our hosts, Alan and Jamielah, did everything they could to make our stay truly comfortable. We cannot recommend a stay at Banks Street too highly- it will not disappoint. John & Karen

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "12 Banks Street is such a quirky, well thought out holiday cottage."

    Attention to deal adds that extra special feel. It has everything you need and more, for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The hosts are like their property… first class! Going above and beyond to ensure your stay is enjoyable! The location is perfect for exploring the area, with Baumber Walled Garden and Jubilee Park being top of the list, along with Wolds Wildlife Park. Overall our 2 week stay recently was perfect in every way, even the weather! I can highly recommend staying in this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jun 2022

  • "Loved the property and all the thoughtful little extras."

    It was very quirky with the feel of a boutique hotel. This really was a 10/10 for us. We couldn't have asked for more. The lack of on-street parking directly outside was the only down-side but it didn't turn out to cause a big issue for us as we were always able to find somewhere nearby.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2022

  • "12 Banks Street was a feast for the eyes and the senses!"

    The owners did an outstanding job in providing every comfort a lodger/vacationer could ever want or need, and were always there and available should we have needed anything. Their kindness was infectious. This lovely dwelling reminded me of the lovely Brownstones in Brooklyn, New York City. It was very comfortable to live at, and is highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Jessie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely location in heart of town."

    Extremally well equipped and comfortable property. Highly recommend to others we will be booking again

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2022

  • "This property is fabulous!"

    , immaculately clean, and beautifully presented. It is in the centre of the town which makes easy access to the high street and shops. The owners were extremely attentive and nothing was too much trouble. They made us feel very welcome to stay at the property. One small suggestion would be a downstairs toilet would make it even better. We would very much like to stay again in the future. It was a great base to discover the Lincolnshire Wolds area. Thank you for a lovely few days. 5 stars for 5 star accommodation! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Mar 2022

  • "My family & I absolutely loved our stay at No 12."

    The property is beautifully furnished and perfectly clean. Alan & Jamielah have truly thought through everything you would need for a relaxing holiday, including a bottle of champagne, dog bowls and blankets, bath bubbles & salts etc. The kitchen had everything you needed to cook. We loved sitting by the fire in the evening and the beds were extremely comfy! Thank you both so much for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Feb 2022

  • "We have spent Christmas week at 12 Bank street and from the first impressions through to the excellent communication with the hosts, we were not disappointed."

    We walked in and the radio was playing in the kitchen/diner, the house was sympathetically trimmed for Christmas.We have stayed in holiday homes for years and this house is outstanding, every thing thought through. I cooked a traditional Christmas dinner without worrying about a shortage of equipment.The quality of everything is to a hight standard, home from home. Look out for the remotes for the lamps, a really nice touch and something we have already bought for our home.Nice touches all around the house. We spent more time than we would normally in the house due to the miserable weather and found it very comfortable. The local shops and pubs were visited and everyone friendly and welcoming. We unloaded outside the house and then parked a minutes walk away and had no issues when we went out and returned in getting a parking space. Whether a visitors book would be useful? we did not locate one and maybe a throw to use in the lounge as whilst the heating and log burner are very good, its nice to feel cosy. No hairdryer at this time in the house which is fine as long as you know before you arrive. We would definitely recommend a stay. Thank you Alan and Jamielah.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2021

  • "We stayed at the cottage for 1-month while we were in the process of moving and we could not have asked for a better experience!"

    We were warmly welcomed with a bottle of bubbly, a selection of fancy gins and basics such as milk/ teas & coffees. It's clear that a lot of thought went into the decor and facilitites. It's a very stylish and comfortable space. The kitchen also has any utensil/ electrical appliance/ pot/ pan, etc you could possibly need. As an eco-conscious couple we very much appreciated the eco-friendly touches, such as the reusable shopping bags, refillable toiletries & cleaning supplies. Not that we needed to worry about cleaning, because the hosts arranged a full house clean once a week for us, which included a bedding change & fresh towels. The hosts were also super flexible & always on-hand if we ever needed anything. We would highly recommend staying here & hope to stay again next time we're in the area!

    Reviewed by Bruno5.0Oct 2021

  • "Thank you for letting me stay in your beautiful holiday home."

    It was spotless, had everything you can ask for and was very comfortable. I will definitely be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Oct 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Two second-floor king-size bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Car parking is available outside the property from 6pm - 8am and 24 hour free parking is available close by
  • First-floor roof terrace with seating
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile

The property

Tucked away in the heart of Horncastle in Lincolnshire is this impressive Georgian townhouse, 12 Banks Street.

Set over three floors and sleeping up to four guests, 12 Banks Street is the ideal location for enjoying all that Horncastle itself has to offer as well as exploring further afield.

Set just outside of the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property enjoys easy access to Louth, Lincoln and the Coast.

Step into the spacious entrance hall, where you can set down your bags and discard any coats and shoes after a long journey.

Look forward to cooking up a storm in the stylish kitchen/diner, which has all you need to conjure up a delicious feast for your companions as they open a bottle of wine and set the table.

Take advantage of the handy utility room just off the kitchen, which has a washing machine and dishwasher, ensuring an easy clean.

After a tasty meal, climb the stunning wooden staircase up to the generous sitting room, where you can look forward to putting your feet up with your favourite tipple, choosing a book or board game from the vintage collection or watching a film, and maybe lighting the warming woodburning stove for added comfort.

After a long day of exploring, spoil yourself with a relaxing bubble bath as your towel warms on the heated towel rail nearby.

Pop on your pyjamas and head up to the second floor, where you will discover two tastefully decorated king-size bedrooms, both perfect for catching your rest.

Treat your guests to a morning coffee and an alfresco breakfast out on the first-floor roof terrace, as you soak up the sunshine and discuss plans for the days ahead.

Step outside the front door and explore - Discover Horncastle’s long and fascinating history occupied since Roman times.

Once a home to Sir Joseph Banks and for centuries, one of the most famous Horse Fairs.

The town hosts a twice weekly market, independent shops, including over 20 antique and vintage emporiums, and a great selection of pubs, tea rooms and restaurants.

A recent new attraction is the fantastic Wolds Wildlife Park which promises a fun visit for all the family.

Ten minutes’ walk in any direction from Number 12 and you will be in the countryside; Hire a bike locally, cycle through the Wolds and sample some of the incomparable views on offer.

For a day at the beach, head to the village of Sutton-on-Sea, where you will find glorious sands that stretch for miles, perfect for delving into your favourite book as you sunbathe, paddling the shores, building sandcastles or tucking-in to fresh fish and chips with the sand between your toes.

For a memorable day trip, venture to the city of Lincoln, which is bathed in history, with its remarkable medieval cathedral, it’s impressive 11th-century castle, it’s variety of museums detailing the towns rich heritage, as well as historical landmarks at every turn.

For an unforgettable trip with your loved ones to Lincolnshire, look no further than 12 Banks Street.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Louth 13 miles; Lincoln 21 miles.

Horncastle is a bustling market town known as the Gateway to The Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town offers antique shops, pubs, tea rooms, cafes and restaurants. Close by quiet roads lead to pretty villages and market towns, including Spilsby, Alford, Louth, Market Rasen, and Caistor. The fun of the seaside is just 20 miles away with many sandy beaches to enjoy at Skegness, Ingoldmells, Sutton-on-Sea and Theddlethorpe. Spend a day discovering the cobbled streets of the hilltop cathedral city of Lincoln with it’s castle, museum and shopping at Bailgate and the Waterside shopping centre, plus the beautiful nearby town of Woodhall Spa is known for it's two top class golf courses. There are several aviation attractions in the area including the world-famous Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby, only 7 miles away. Horncastle is the perfect base for a varied and enjoyable holiday.