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Arch Cottage

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Lincoln, Lincolnshire Show on map


  • 9 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second stay at Arch Cottage."

    It's roomy for seven of us, comfortable and spotlessly clean. The welcome pack is exceptional and the pork pie is something we were looking forward to after our first visit. One tiny point non-slip mats are needed for both showers. We hope to come again in the future.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a very good location!"

    Very old house but well furnished and equipped, very clean for us on arrival. Wonderful welcome pack and warm message on the board. Would have liked comfier beds but that was our only slight niggle and wouldn’t stop us booking again. Parking for 1 car on the space out front and although the chapel parking was busy on arrival managed to find a spot eventually and it’s very close. All in all a great stay.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a great weekend in this cottage."

    The welcome package was a surprise and very much appreciated after the 5 of us had dragged our cases up the hill in the rain. It was very hard work but we did it!! We were very comfortable, the heating came on automatically so it was nice and warm downstairs on a morning. The cottage has everything you might need. I can't fault anything. The location is excellent for the city, you couldn't get any closer. It's lovely and quiet though. We all loved it. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, location perfect, 7 ladies having a much needed weekend away, ..."

    Fantastic cottage, location perfect, 7 ladies having a much needed weekend away, we were not disappointed, we will definitely return, the cottage was very well stocked and loved the ‘gifts’ that were left, loved the fact that there was an abundance of toilet rolls where usually you just get a couple of rolls xx love love love it

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really great cottage, spacious, lots of crockery and cutlery."

    Fantastic location and the food left by the hosts was really kind.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our second stay in your beautiful cottage and we are already planning next years visit."

    So characterful and comfortable and in a perfect location to explore the town.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2023

  • "We loved returning to Arch Cottage, it’s a wonderful house which is beautifully furnished."

    We feel comfortable there and very much at home. It is well-equipped and we had everything we needed. The position is perfect for visiting the Cathedral, Castle, museum etc. It is also near delightful restaurants. We hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Frederic5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful stay once again."

    The owner was super accommodating and friendly when it came to sorting a new car pass. Huge accommodation and supper comfortable especially in the middle of the historic part of Lincoln. We couldn't have asked for better. Thank you again and we hope to be back next year!

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.7Aug 2023

  • "My parents, who live close by, rented Arch Cottage for a couple of nights for my sister, her family and myself to stay."

    It was an amazing place for our large family to meet up and enjoy making some special memories together. The space and layout were perfect and meant everyone had space and were comfortable. Having taken the 7.5 hour journey from South Devon the bedrooms were so cosy and welcoming after a day filled with laughs. Facilities were fab and meant I could rustle up some lovey food for us all and the supplies in the fridge were really kind. (the plum bread particularly delicious) Already planning our next trip. If you are looking for a home from home with a large group, allowing lots of space, then Arch Cottage is ideal. Bailgate is a beautiful place and a great base for exploring.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had the pleasure of staying in Arch Cottage for a weekend break on 25th June."

    We were a group of 7. The purpose of our stay was a group reunion of old friends who went to school together in Lincoln. The cottage is in a beautiful location in historic Lincoln in the Cathedral quarter. It is extremely well facilitated with a well stocked kitchen and beautiful, comfortable furnishings throughout. It was spotlessly clean with comfortable beds. It was a hot weekend and the garden was a delightful bonus. The welcome pack was a welcoming touch. Arch cottage made our reunion even more special!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage in the most fantastic position in Lincoln ."

    Just perfect for a family gathering. We particularly loved the kitchen and sitting down to a meal together.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4May 2023

  • "Lovely historic property perfectly situated for exploring the old part of Lincoln."

    The welcome package was much appreciated and enjoyable! Cottage had everything we needed but there are quite a few restaurants and takeaways within a few mins walk.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful Christmas time in Arch Cottage."

    The location is amazing and so convenient for seeing the shops and Cathedral. The welcoming pack was very generous - thank you so much! The Cottage is spacious and the kitchen had everything we needed. Many reviews seem to mention the narrowness of the double beds and I would agree. I slept in the single and my husband in the double in our room, so some king-size beds would be a great addition to what is a really lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Helen Swift4.1Dec 2022

  • "Arch cottage is wonderful, it’s so spacious and the location is amazing."

    It was very well equipped, beautifully clean, beds where very comfy, showers where nice and hot and plenty of hot water for 8 ladies. Our only gripe is the two front bedrooms are cold, there is only one portable heater, we really needed one in each room. Also we where there for Lincoln market weekend and couldn’t park outside the property as the roads are barricaded off and the security staff could not let us through, however they where amazing, they helped us unload our two cars and took it to the cottage and the same when we left. We had to park our cars on a nearby sports ground. There is a permit in the cottage for 1 veh to park in nearby car park but didn’t see it until after. None of the above spoilt our weekend though and would definitely return to this lovely cottage. The fridge had some lovely goodies left for us by the owner which was a lovely touch and very much appreciated. Thank you

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Dec 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage!"

    Comfortable, warm, roomy, spotlessly clean and well equipped it was the perfect place for seven of us to enjoy a family weekend. The welcome package was a nice surprise and the pork pies were sublime. Arch Cottage will be our first choice when we next visit Lincoln.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was large enough for our party."

    The cottage was clean and warm and the food items in the fridge were very welcome and enjoyed by all. The car parking facility ensured that we did'nt have to worry or use our vehicles during our stay as the cottage location to old Lincoln was ideal.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful property in a great location."

    Would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent in all respects."

    Great location and lovely home from home. Owners couldn’t do enough to make us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage is a fascinating and historical building in a unique location."

    The interior is decorated, furnished and equipped in a manner that takes account of its historical nature, but also takes account of modern needs for comfort and activities. The interior is adorned with period artefacts. On the other hand the technology and facilities, from WiFi and TV to kitchen and bathrooms are right up-to-date. The location is ideal for walking exploration of Lincoln city, a beautiful and fascinating place. A round trip on the city tour bus is a good idea early on in your stay. From this you can plan and prioritise more leisurely sight seeing. The parking mentioned in another feedback is most convenient and we had no problem in safely using it for our VW Golf. It might be a bit tight for a very big car, but a nearby alternative is also available. Altogether, a splendid holiday.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful characterful cosy cottage in perfect location to walk to the town and cathedral."

    We spent 3 nights on a girls wknd making the most of chilling in the cottage and relaxing in the garden. The history of the cottage was so interesting. We felt like we’d gone back in time. All home comforts were thought of and a very generous welcome pack was left for us to share. Being able to walk to the shops cafes cathedral and castle was just ideal. The walk up the hill from the station was a challenge but we were up for that. The additional parking was ideal. We hope to return next year for another girls wknd. There’s still so much to see. Only a few minor things were needed but hardly worth mentioning. An ice cube tray. Some sharper knives and a CD player. Thanks again for a memorable stay.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2022

  • "Very pleasant stay, thank you."

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was amazing and what a location!"

    Would highly recommend it and will try to come back.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jul 2022

  • "Great location,and walking distance to castle and cathedral."

    plenty of restaurants ,shops and pubs minutes away.Would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage that gives a real experience of days gone by."

    It was a great privilege to be there and take in the ambiance of it all. It was home from home in terms of provisions within the cottage.....I would have packed so much less. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for the real deal of old lincolnshire. Patsy x

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Jun 2022

  • "Great location."

    Handy for the sites of Lincoln. Quirky cottage in the arch - loved it. Very comfortable stay. Thanks for the welcome pack - tasty!! Only suggestion would be to have cleaning materials in each of the bathrooms since all be shared with others.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Apr 2022

  • "Great location, sweet cottage vibes plus complimentary pork pies and plum cake on arrival."

    Altogether lovely!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2022

  • "Such a wonderful place to stay and more “liveable” than most in terms of kitchen equipment etc."

    It was great not to have to nip out for loo roll, for example. The host was responsive and very helpful, and the location was ideal.

    Reviewed by Marion4.7Mar 2022

  • "We were so pleased with this cottage, it was so cosy and had everything you needed and more."

    A nice touch were the goodies that were left in the Fridge for us. Wouldn't hesitate to to recommend this cottage. Ideal for all ages. We were just there for the weekend visiting the Christmas Market, but I would love to return when it is warmer as it has a lovely garden with barbecue etc.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time at your beautiful cottage."

    All of the little touches were greatly appreciated. We would love to come again and would recommend to anyone who is thinking of having a family holiday. Thanks again for an amazing stay.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and fantastic location."

    We had a small/average sized car so were able to park in the cottage space; not sure anybody with a bigger car could although it was great to have a visitor space booked in the nearby church car park. There were a few minor diy things that need sorting and we left a note for the owner e.g. wobbly table leg on nest of tables, radiator in one bedroom seemingly not working and a drip from a pipe in one of the bathrooms that didn't seem to be harming anything but may have contributed to why the shower changed temperature whilst using. We had a fabulous week and the cottage does have a truly lovely ambience.

    Reviewed by C3.8Oct 2021

  • "A great stay in a superbly located spot."

    A deceptively big property. Saw the reviews others have said about the beds not being as big as they could be and completely agree - there is plenty of space in three of the bedrooms for bigger beds so that was a shame. The welcome gifts in the fridge were a nice touch but a slightly eclectic mix with the milk being best before the day we arrived. The shower room would benefit from an extractor. Apart from that and to end on a positive note it was a very comfortable two night stay and would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Sep 2021

  • "Good points."

    easy access to the city, close to brilliant eateries and bus services. dodgy points. poor pressure and fluctuating temperature on ground floor shower, staircase needs attention. I would appreciate a breakdown of the exorbitant booking charge.

    Reviewed by Eland3.8Sep 2021

  • "We stayed as a couple with another couple for our son's 2020 law graduation (a year late!"

    ) and had a great time. The house is perfectly positioned for the Cathedral and the Castle and Lincoln is absolutely beautiful. It was very well equipped, we chose a 3+ bedroomed house our son joined us for two days. There is a lovely garden with three seating areas, very private but great for watching the world go by too! If I had to make any criticism it would be the beds. There are four doubles and one single. The doubles are just too small for a couple, ok I know they are designed for a couple but having a super king at home and most people, I guess, having a king size they are just too small! There is room for a king size in three of the rooms. Otherwise it is a lovely and we all had a fantastic time.

    Reviewed by Annabel4.7Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is in a great location."

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1Aug 2021

  • "What a beautiful cottage in an ideal setting."

    Close to restaurants cafes and plenty of places to visit. Everything you needed to enjoy your stay.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jul 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 3 x double, 1 x family room with double and single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Private driveway parking for one car and permit is available within the property for a nearby car park, this is for one additional car
  • In addition there is overnight on street parking which is located very close to the property
  • Enclosed front garden with lawn, patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.1 mile

The property

Arch Cottage is a character Grade II listed property located in the Old Town of Lincoln, built into the Newport Arch which is a second century Arch meaning the house is part Roman and Part medieval.

It's antique furnishings compliment the property which sleeps nine guests, and is an extraordinary setting for your next group getaway to Lincoln, within walking distance of the city centre.

Enter the property through a private gate, which brings you to a gorgeous front garden edged with rose bushes and offering ample garden furniture and a barbecue,perfect for enjoying an evening meal in the sun with your loved ones.

When you step into the property, you are greeted by a kitchen/diner with everything you need to rustle up your favourite recipe, while home-cooked meals can be enjoyed together in the sitting/dining room, with a second dining table allowing for more flexible meal options and a great place to toast to a wonderful holiday.

After dinner, gather by the gas fire to warm your toes whilst you flick on the TV and grab some popcorn for a movie night together.

Upstairs there are four double bedrooms, some with charming views of the city, and each with storage to make guests feel at home, while the family bedroom boasts a double bed and a single to allow for flexible sleeping arrangements.

There is a bathroom with shower over bath and a ground-floor shower room, where you can begin each day with either a quick rinse or a long and soothing soak, before heading out to explore your setting.

Arch Cottage is built into Newport Arch, which is one of three entrances to the Old Town knows as the historic quarter and is a two minute walk away from the Cathedral and Castle, as well as ample shops, pubs and restaurants; the hill-top medieval Cathedral boasts striking architecture and was a filming location for both the Da Vinci Code and Young Victoria, and you can walk the walls of Lincoln Castle, home to Lincoln's copy of the 13th century Magna Carta, as well as being able to climb the tower, taking in views over the city.

The city itself has great shopping with quaint and quirky independent shops, and offers multiple historical landmarks, museums and aviation attractions from World War II museums to present day airfields and the International Bomber Command Centre.

A short drive away is the market town of Newark, Doddington Hall, Whisby Nature Park, Hartsholme Country Park, Lincolnshire's transport museum and Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park, and the village of Waddington which is home to the Red Arrows, the Dambusters Inn and Heritage Centre.

Also in the region Sherwood Forest, Sundown Adventure Park and the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which makes for a scenic day out walking with with woodland, grassland and abandoned chalk pits providing important habitats for rare flowers and wildlife.

For a day on the beach nearby there are several seaside resorts that can be reached by car for the perfect family day out.

For a favourable trip to Lincolnshire, choose Arch Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Newark 12 miles.

The city of Lincoln offers numerous places to visit, making it an ideal holiday destination. Its impressive hill-top medieval cathedral not only boasts striking architecture but was also a film location for both The Da Vinci Code and coronation scenes in Young Victoria. Walk the walls of Lincoln Castle and climb the tower, taking in views over the city. In the summer months, enjoy the open-air theatre, pop and rock concerts and re-enactment weekends in the castle grounds. The castle also houses Lincoln’s Magna Carta. Lincoln has great shopping with quaint and quirky independent shops in the cathedral quarter, including the famous Christmas Market in early December. The area offers several aviation attractions from World War II museums to present day airfields and the International Bomber Command Centre. Nearby Waddington is home to the Red Arrows and the Dambusters Inn and Heritage Centre. Other local attractions include Doddington Hall, Whisby Nature Park, Hartsholme Country Park, Lincolnshire's transport museum and Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park, making Lincoln an excellent destination for all the family.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas