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Isadore Cottage

Horncastle, Lincolnshire (Ref. 1055421)

4.3

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities

20 Customer Reviews

  • "Once again a short but comfortable stay, back next time if free!"

    Haha , you can actually! Let me know when Mr B my loyal customer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindsayApr 2022

  • "The cottage was clean, cosy and very comfortable."

    It is an ideal base for exploring lincolnshire.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "Cottage was very cold when we arrived as heating was set at 5 degrees."

    It took all evening to get it warm. Road noise very loud especially from 6 in the morning. But apart from the above the cottage was very comfortable.

    I’m so sorry you felt cold that evening. I’m afraid as a menopausal woman cleaning the house from top to bottom I am not the best at judging the temperature! As a result of your feedback I think it will be better in the future to leave the heating on higher. I would like to thank you both for leaving the cottage extremely clean and tidy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2022

  • "Lovely property, perfect for us to stay in when attending an event in Horncastle."

    Was so pleased to bring my dog, he loved the fire in the dining room to lay by, we had a good do walk very close by too. Would definitely recommend and will be staying again in the future.

    Dear Faye I am so pleased you enjoyed both the cottage and our friendly town of Horncastle. As you know we are dog friendly and are glad we helped him feel warm and cosy! We would love to see you all again, as I’m sure you will not have explored all that there is to find in a couple of days. Good luck with your next event and thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by FayeJan 2022

  • "Great cottage, clean and comfortable, with everything you might need."

    Although not needed with us, there were some games etc. that might be of use for any younger ones you might have. I received a very helpful email with some more information from the owner before arrival. A welcome package of fruit & nuts waiting for us too. Thank you for an excellent stay. Definitely would stay here again for sure.

    Thank you Thomas I really appreciate the kind words, it was so nice to hear that even in a winter week you had an excellent stay. Thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy, and I would be most happy to have you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ThomasJan 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, warm and cosy."

    Well equipped kitchen with everything we needed. Some great walks for the dogs just round the corner. We really enjoyed our week.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "Horncastle is a very pretty village with a large focus on antique shops and ..."

    Horncastle is a very pretty village with a large focus on antique shops and this delightful cottage has obviously been arranged to reflect that atmosphere had a great week here in October 21 ,hosts where really kind and approachable we did wonder if parking close by would be an issue, but it wasn't as it was a large free carpark, it was October so the small garden was no issue walked to the pubs n restaurants and good chip shop great base for Lincoln and louth and skegvegas smashing walking on the wolds to info inside cottage regarding everything you could possibly want to see ,do or eat was all there for you will hopefully return for a slice of life that was my childhood thanks to hosts once again

    Thank you Hunter family . We found great pleasure in reading your comments and are most excited to have you for a return visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by KerryOct 2021

  • "The cottage is only 4 feet from a VERY busy main road - no front garden - and the old ill-fitting sash cord windows don't block out much."

    Quite a few heavy lorries throughout the day, starting early! I was woken up by traffic at 6AM almost every day. The traffic noise makes it impossible to relax in the front room or kitchen. Scarcely "a delightful dwelling to relax in" On arrival we noticed a musty smell, I think the rugs and carpets need a good clean. The enclosed yard at the back is tiny and you share it with the dustbins. Some of the décor is very good - the downstairs rooms have some fine fireplaces, floor and rugs, and the bathroom is excellent - but is marred by clutter and a lack of functional items like proper reading lights and proper wardrobes. I's a very bad place if you suffer from back problems, the low-slung downstairs sofas were very bad for me and getting things out of the fridge, which is under the stairs, was not easy. And it you are tall you'll probably bang your head on the sloping ceiling several times. Not very impressed with Horncastle either, wish we'd stayed at Louth or Woodhall Spa.

    Dear Mr Brooks We are sorry that you have felt that the cottage did not meet your expectations. We are very keen to make your stay as pleasant as possible which was why we contacted you and provided you with your extra requirements the very next day . We are also sad to hear that your sleep was disturbed. We now have a few comments on line that mention the noisy road which prompted me to ask a guest if they would return- the guest replied yes it would not put me off from returning as it was in a perfect spot for the town, also adding that what we offered was so comfortable, clean and quirky. Another guest has also made a point in their review that they agreed the road was noisy however they had researched the area and arrived knowing that it was on a main road out of Horncastle as the photo clearly depicts (and does not show a front garden) . It is unfortunate that I have to leave the dustbins in the yard. They can be moved away to near the entrance or you can use the screen provided. I would like to point out that I place cleanliness a top priority for the cottage and that I am proud to claim that I do have some consistency in scoring a high mark for cleanliness. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GarrySep 2021

  • "Clean and comfortable cottage, everything we needed was there."

    The owner went out of her way to return a left item. Great communication and so helpful.

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2021

  • "The property is on a noisy main road and this should be made clear in the description."

    The lack of a proper garden makes it difficult if you have dogs. Property very well managed and imaginatively decorated. Extremely clean and neat.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2021

  • "Although the cottage was comfortable, to call it quaint is just a way for calling it 'shabby chic' or 'bohemian'."

    It just wasn't our cup of tea. We did note that the twin bedroom didn't have a photo in the listing, probably because it would indicate how limited the space was. It was also rather noisy with early morning traffic hitting several manhole covers, and the late night Friday/Saturday drinkers unable to talk quietly on their way home. The enclosed yard was really only a passageway. Four adults found it quite a squeeze. As a base camp it was well located, with good bus services in all directions, and just a short walk into town.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a perfect area for exploring Lincolnshire."

    We had a great family holiday.

    Reviewed by ChrissyAug 2021

  • "Fisrt UK Holiday, staying in something other than a caravan or lodge on a purpose built site."

    Lovely home, located close to many of the Towns facilities and within 30 minutes drive of the coast or Lincoln. Owner was really helpful with local advice, let a great Welcome pack and even a craft box for our youngest.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage,large enough for a family of five plus one dog."

    Conveniately located within walking distance of pubs and restaurants. Description of cottage very accurate with the added bonus of a nice welcome pack wouldn't hesitate to book again if visiting the ares

    Reviewed by NigelJul 2021

  • "Property is very conveniently located to the town of Horncastle to the coast and to the surrounding countryside."

    Parking no problem in the cattle market car park just a couple of minutes walk away There is some traffic noise but this was expected as the property is on a main road Lovely comfortable property

    Reviewed by JaniceJul 2021

  • "We really enjoyed this desperately needed holiday!"

    A well presented and comfortable cottage. Spacious accommodation for two couples and their dogs. Lots to do, all within about an hour's drive. Yvette, the owner, was friendly and helpful. A really good base to explore Lincolnshire and excellent value for money.

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2021

  • "The outside area wasn’t what we were led to believe."

    It was right on an extremely busy road which made it difficult to sleep. Also the drains overflowed and we had to spend time clearing them (admittedly there had been unusually heavy rain- but they need attending to ). It is characterful but for instance every time we used the fridge (no freezer ) we had to bend right down as it’s located under the stairs. We knocked our heads quite a few times standing up! I understand though that it it what it is and the owner is very generous in inviting clients to use whatever they want to. I think the price is too high though for what you get.

    Reviewed by EdwardJul 2021

  • "Not like the usual Sykes let on first impressions."

    It is bohemian in decor but comfortable and with everything you need. The owners left a generous welcome pack and were very friendly. The cottage is the left one in the picture. It is well located for Lincolnshire and Horncastle itself, which has everything you need. The cottage is like both Horncastle and Lincolnshire: atmospheric and yesteryear. The busy road outside means a lie-in is unlikely and for this reason alone, would not re-hire.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "We were very comfortable at the cottage."

    The heating was very good and everything was provided for us. Many thanks.

    It was a pleasure to have you both, thank you for your excellent feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetFeb 2021

  • "Very cosy comfortable cottage."

    Lovely welcome pack of vegetables and fruit on arrival. Perfect location for exploring Horncastle and surrounding area, with many good walks nearby. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Would recommend.

    So glad to receive your delightful comments. The fruit and vegetable welcome pack was tailored especially for you both to bring the garden from outside to within. Thank you so much for leaving the cottage beautifully clean and tidy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2020

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with gas fire
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with 2 x gas fires
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free car park around the corner, Cattle Market car park
  • Enclosed rear yard with small seating corner
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome, additional pets will be considered on request
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: This property has a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond

The property

Settled in the centre of Horncastle, a market town in Lincolnshire, is this charming end-of-terrace cottage, Isadore Cottage.

Offering four guests a delightful dwelling to relax in when not exploring the area, Isadore Cottage presents a bustling base from which to discover the beauty of the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB.

Step inside and be welcomed into the quaint sitting room; with a Freeview TV in here and two sofas, you can find a snug spot to relax after a busy day.

Gather in the dining room, where an open hatch looks into the kitchen, and be warmed by the gas fire in here while you play a board game or enjoy your evening meal.

The kitchen offers all the essentials for a self-catered stay, so whether it's warming the plates for a takeaway or preparing a home-cooked meal, you're set.

Step out into the enclosed yard which catches the sun into the evening, and sit here with some refreshing drinks with your canine companion by your side, with this area perfect for storing bikes too.

Head upstairs to find the two bedrooms, choosing from either a king-size bedroom or a twin room.

Serving the property is a spacious bathroom which hosts an elegant roll-top bath, perfect for a relaxing soak, and a walk-in shower too.

Stroll into Horncastle and discover the many antique shops filled with interesting pieces, you might find something to take home with you, as well as cafés and restaurants, and of course traditional pubs to enjoy.

Admire the 18th and 19th century architecture throughout the town, walking the cobbled streets and finding historic spots such as the Church of St Mary's with some of the original structure dating back to 1250, as well as browsing the weekly markets on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Spend a fun day at Woodside Wildlife Park in Newball, home to tigers, white wolves, penguins and crocodiles to name a few, with a tea room here and a play area too, there's something for everyone.

Enjoy a day trip to the city of Lincoln to visit Lincoln Castle, a Normam fortress which was later used as a prison, as well as the 11th century Lincoln Cathedral, once boasting the title of the tallest building in the world, not forgetting the medieval ruins of Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace and of course the many bars and restaurants here too.

There is much to do in Woodhall Spa, including a heated open air swimming pool and a range of sports and leisure facilities, woodland walks, a children's play area, and even a small, quirky cinema, once an original picture house in the late 19th century.

Discover some of the UK's finest countryside in the Lincolnshire Wolds, with hidden valleys, charming hamlets and villages, and rolling countryside to admire, the coast is only 19 miles away offering different types of beaches, deserted and hidden but easily accessible with a car park such as Saltfleet.

Isadore Cottage is a delightful base for your adventure to Lincolnshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

HORNCASTLE

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas