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Oar Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "I think this was the 4th time stopping at Oar cottage and very relaxing holiday."

    Ideal quiet location and very close to the beach and ten minutes to the centre of Mablethorpe. Would book again when visiting the area. Loved the rain shower and all the supplied bed linen and towels were very clean and good quality.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Feb 2024

  • "Third time stopping at Oar cottage and very relaxing holiday."

    Located in a quiet location and very close to the beach and town centre. Its got everything you need for a relaxing break. Will be booking again next year.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Property would benefit from a deep clean inside & out."

    Repair of damp problem, peeling paint, rusting & missing items. All bedding & towels needs to be replaced.

    Reviewed by Alex1.6Sep 2023

  • "Overall this was a wonderful little cottage, it's small and tall people do have to duck to go through to the kitchen etc."

    I am small so it suits me! That aside, we loved it, gorgeous inside and out, with all the basic facilities that we needed. I love the recliner sofa. The bedrooms were great too. The location is fantastic...a stone's throw from the beach and right next to the boating lake and other attractions. I like how when people have mentioned something needed doing, you got onto it, so the hedge is trimmed at the back (and I love birds so I'm glad that there is one...a home for some of them!) Plus the shower is extremely good. If I was to say anything negative it's very small...just those dead / dying Conifers at the might as well get rid, they don't exactly add to the appearance! But that is the only criticism and that's from a gardener

    Reviewed by Veronica4.4Aug 2023

  • "Photos are years old."

    Garden fence very overgrown. Few damp patches on walls with paint peeling in areas. Could have been cleaner. Shower temperature difficult to control. Old mattresses. Adequate accommodation in fantastic location. Overall would benefit from a spring clean and a lick of paint and a little attention to detail from the owner.

    Thanks for your feedback. The hedge has been trimmed from inside, the council has to do it from outside and they keep missing it, it has been raised again with the council. The shower has been replaced. Please do come again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nadine2.2Jul 2023

  • "Location of the property was amazing and the property was good, however the welcome pack that was on the listing was not very good, there was no toilet roll on arrival the sugar was quarter of a bag and coffee and teabags just looked like they were left by previous occupants."

    The door locks were controlled by an app on a smart phone, which is not my preference, luckily this was broken so we had proper keys.

    Reviewed by Karen2.8Apr 2023

  • "Oar cottage was clean, comfortable, well equipped and convenient for the centre of Mablethorpe."

    Two minutes to the beach and ten to the high street along the front. Loved the rain shower and all the supplied bed linen and towels were very clean and good quality. Only slight negative is the freeview reception is not brilliant but that's the entire area not specifically to this cottage. Really enjoyed the stay and would use again in the future.

    Many thanks for your feedback and the top scores including cleanliness and comfort. We're sorry if the local Freeview reception impacted your stay on this occasion, the main TV channels can of course all still be accessed on the Smart TV apps and the wifi at the property is fast. We're thrilled you enjoyed the facilities though and we look forward to you returning. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Feb 2023

  • "Quaint cottage next door to a big accomodation which could be a problem with noise."

    Unfortunately our first night they had a party which lasted until 3.30am in the the morning. My wife went next door to complain and they did not realise that they were noisey. I heard them and l am partially deaf. Their parents, l think, arrived the next day and the day after they all went. So the rest of the week we really enjoyed. Meals had at Seacraft bar and Beck's were really good. Fish & chips on the promenade second to none. You need to watch your head going upstairs, in the bedrooms & going into the kitchen & downstairs toilet. The cottage was easy to find really near the sea. When on promenade watch out for mobility scooters . Would l go again. Yes l would. As holiday cottages go this was very good.

    Thank you for you comments and the great scores. We're sorry if there was some local noise one evening, this is highly unusual and we apologise if noise had travelled from a birthday celebration The upstairs floors do indeed have some low ceilings so we have mentioned that on the advert and we are glad that you still enjoyed yourself and we hope you visit us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Sep 2022

  • "Wasn't a good will gesture was nothing compared to what I should have had back ..."

    Wasn't a good will gesture was nothing compared to what I should have had back even after the pathetic 100 poind that I had to fight for I still feel like iv been robbed blind and also the main complaint I didn't report as I didn't know that there was cannabis stalks hid some where and the only reason I know is he sent me pictures him self and if I had found that at the start of my week when I have 2 small children I would have left and I would be getting all my money back the owner dose not care and blames everyone else and denies responsibility when ever they can all in all id stay else where as its not worth the money

    We can confirm that when you contacted Sykes regarding a minor issue with a rug, sofa and wall, a reclean was offered and you declined this, insisting you did not want to leave the property and have cleaners attend. When the cleaners felt obliged to attend anyway because of your ongoing complaint, and with you in attendance, they did raise to us a concern over your stay but regrettably Sykes have been unable to speak to you about our concern. We had indeed offered a gesture for the inconvenience of the minor cleanliness issue raised but in light of further information from our cleaners, we would respectfully request that when planning a future holiday that you do not stay at our property again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ashley1.3Aug 2022

  • "The bed in the front bedroom the mattress needs replacing also the property needs a general tidy up outside that spoils the look on the positive side good location parking close to the beach perfect I would stay again."

    Reviewed by John3.4Aug 2022

  • "A great place to stay especially if you are there for the beach."

    The cottage is well equipped. I can't really fault our stay there and I expect we will return. I would recommend that you take a fan or two as the cottage can be a bit warm. It would be nice if the area at the rear was paved.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was fine but we had a problem with showering."

    The shower appeared to be a good one but its controls were impossible for us to use. My wife tried it first but could not control the temperature (too hot). I am 82 years old and suffer from arthritis. I tried to adjust both temperature and pressure but the knobs were too small in diameter (about 30mm) and were smooth without any dimples to allow getting a good grip. Also the locking buttons were only about 4mm diameter and difficult to depress, especially with shower gel on ones hands. This resulted in our inability to shower for the whole week. Hardly ideal for an enjoyable experience!

    Reviewed by David3.8Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely and much needed short break in this charming cottage."

    It was clean and well equipped and cosy when the temperature outside dropped! Its so close to the sea and so many facilities. Very comfortable - can definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Feb 2022

  • "This lovely little cottage is tucked away right next to the lakes and the near the sea."

    The outside plugs made it easy to recharge the mobility scooter I hired for my partner. Very comfortable bed, the reclining sofa was ideal for my partner who has stage four cancer. The kitchen had all we needed, coffee, tea and sugar available for our use on arrival. The owner came to see us to make sure everything was ok a lovely personal touch. Thank you for a perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "Idea location near beach."

    Parking for 2 average sized cars. Very quiet area enjoyed stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Oct 2021

  • "The TV pixellated badly on most channels and there was no instructions on how to retune."

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Sep 2021

  • "Arrived at the property at 4pm only to find the parking area had just been cemented, there were two large waste containers outside as well which smelt awful, the front door and windows were dirty they had not been cleaned in a while, on entering the property there was a grubby carpet and a recliner sofa that had crisp packets stuffed down the arms and the sofa did not recline, the dining table had a loose top and the dining chairs had crumbs on them, upstairs in the bedroom the bedding was disgusting (no crisp white sheets) it really did look like the bedding had not been changed there was dust on the headboard and dead flies in the ceiling lights the property is not suitable for anyone over 5ft 6in tall and is in need of a really good deep clean the only thing that was good was the location would I stay here again NO!"

    Many thanks for your feedback; Apologies re the recent cement, the drainage/sewage pipe had needed repair which I hope you can appreciate was necessary and we put boards down over the area to assist with vehicles arriving. The waste disposal has now also been moved further away from the property. The front doors and windows have been recleaned - they are cleaned regularly, but unfortunately due to the location, sea air can sometimes blow back onto the windows and doors even when they have just been cleaned. The dining table has been checked and does not have a loose top, but we will check if the legs need adjustment on the floor. The sofa/chair will of course be checked for any debris and apologies for this oversight. The bedding is pale grey, rather than white. Unfortunately it is not possible to remove the ceiling light on every changeover but this will be monitored moving forward. The recliner function switch needed repair and this should be fully functional again shortly. The property will also have a full inspection this September for any areas needing attention. We will also ensure that in future the advert clearly states that the upper floor has low ceilings. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allan2.5Sep 2021

  • "I have already written to you."

    We arrived on Friday 3rd to find stinking overflowing rubbish bins next to the front door of Oar Cottage. On Friday night I had to move my car so that a drains person could open the drains - the next door property, also owned by Ganesh, had stinking drains and sinks. I took photos of the bins, and raised this with Ganesh, the owner, who was on holiday with his family in Fort William Scotland, and did respond immediately, saying he was new to holiday lets. I also wrote to you with photos. You responded but minimally. The bins were not cleared until Wednesday; we left on Friday. The cottage was not in the state claimed in the welcome email, and Ganesh said this was the fault of the cleaner. There were large dirty mats in the washing maching, and Ganesh could not explain why these were in the machine. I sent a photo to him and to you. Probably the cleaner again! Your response was minimal. All that said, the cottage is a good conversion (we met the builder who took away some of the rubbish bags) and very well located. Despite the unpleasant and unsanitary smells and sights, and the surprises in the cottage for example the state on arrival and mats in the washing machine.

    Apologies for the waste situation as they can only be emptied at certain times, but we did ask the builder to remove some rubbish and we have now also moved the waste bins further away from the property. Apologies for the oversight regarding a mat left in the washing machine. The drains and sewerage pipe did need attention- while I appreciate this may have been inconvenient, it was absolutely necessary maintenance at the time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bill2.8Aug 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, very convenient for going into Mablethorpe, near the beach."

    Everything was provided for our stay. Will be booking again if it’s available.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent location"

    Reviewed by Gareth4.1Jul 2021

  • "This cottage is ideally placed for exploring the Lincolnshire coast."

    It is very close to the centre of Mablethorpe and provided enough parking for two vehicles. The Sykes listing says that the bedrooms have sloping ceilings. This is true. What they fail to mention, possibly deliberately, is that anyone over 5' 6" tall has to duck down to get through any doorway in the house. The ceiling on the upstairs landing varies between approx 4' 6" and 5' 6" and this headroom continues to the far wall of the front bedroom. I am 5' 11" tall and despite being very careful I caught my head on two door frames. Worse than that I tripped going into the back bedroom as I was concentrating on avoiding the low ceiling on the landing. I staggered sideways and took the skin off my elbow as I crashed into the left hand wall. I hope I am wrong but it would appear to me that the height restrictions are not mentioned by Sykes in case potential customers are put off. This though would surely make you negligent if a serious accident occurs? The bed was comfortable. The sofa was seriously uncomfortable. The kitchen is basically equipped. We bumped into the owner of the cottage on the second day of our stay. We mentioned we couldn't find any oven gloves. He thanked us for mentioning it and said he would get some. They hadn't arrived by when we left at the end of the week. Our previous experience with a Sykes cottage was completely different. Probably the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. I tried to contact Sykes the week before our stay. The website advised that by phone would be best. I could not get through. I am sorry this review is so negative but the accommodation was poor compared to dozens of other holiday cottages we have stayed in.

    Thank you for your feedback and we will make sure that the advert mentions low ceilings in future in the text. Low ceilings have been included in the advert pictures so that guests can make an informed decision when booking. The sofa recliner regrettably had a switch malfunction on one side but this will shortly be repaired and we can reassure guests that oven gloves are now in the property. We're sorry that you could not make contact prior to your arrival and apologies for any inconvenience caused you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas2.8Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is in a perfect location, with the beach on its doorstep ."

    Lovely pub with great food 5 minutes walk away . The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need , My only criticism would be the sofa is very uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by Christine3.4May 2021

  • "The cottage is very convenient for the beach and facilities."

    It is well equiped inside, although four adults might find seating a bit limited. The high-tech digital doorlock was a novelty, but worked well for us and saved messing around with a key box and physical key. Visitors should be aware of low doorways and upstairs ceilings. We have already booked a return visit.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2021

  • "A quirky little cottage in a very quiet part of Mablethorpe."

    Great that you were on the beach in two minutes & Queens Park right behind the cottage. We parked the car when we arrived & didn’t use it again during our stay. A bus stop nearby to catch buses to take you along the coast. The owner Kumar was super friendly and helpful. Lovely warm cottage in an ideal spot.

    Reviewed by Andy4.4May 2021

  • "The cottage is in an excellent location being less than 100m from the beach and a 5 - 10 minute walk to the town centre."

    It has it's own prime parking space and is quiet and peaceful. The beach consists of golden sand which extends for miles in either direction. The cottage has been recently renovated but retains much of its old charm. This does however mean low door frames and the bedroom ceilings are angled at the sides, though they are full height in the centre. A small degree of agility is therefore required when moving around the property. If you are tall with a bad back, this may not be the place for you!

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Apr 2021

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  • Two double bedrooms
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in rainfall shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with recliner sofa.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer dryer
  • Fast WiFi and Smart TV, ( please use own account for Netflix and Prime and please remember to log out when departing)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with outdoor seating area with patio table and two chairs
  • The property has views of the nearby boating lake and there are miles of sandy beach as this property is so close to the beach
  • Queens park entertainment complex is also within easy reach
  • Sorry, no pets and smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 0 miles
  • Note: Please be aware that the upstairs floor has low ceilings and caution is advised.

The property

Perfectly positioned in the thriving town of Mablethorpe, tucked between the sugary shores of the Lincolnshire coast and a beautiful boating lake, is this striking self-catering holiday home.

Painted in a charming blue hue, this picturesque dwelling offers an ideal base for a small family or party of four who seek a fun-filled escape or a quiet break to the seaside.

Be welcomed inside a quaint yet homely living/dining room, adorned with characterful beams and a traditional oak dining set, as well as a sleek flat-screen TV and a sumptuous electric recliner sofa, together providing a warm and restful space to relax and unwind with loved ones, as you reminisce the days of action-packed adventure down by the coast.

A contemporary kitchen with glossy cream cabinets and pretty cream worktops hosting an array of appliances, is available if you are in the mood to cook up a storm.

Outside an enclosed courtyard with outdoor seating awaits you, a peaceful spot from which to enjoy a crisp glass of wine whilst appreciating your wonderful surroundings.

Back inside, a bright white shower room has been well-appointed with a smart walk-in rain shower and a handy heated towel rail, allowing you to take your time as you get ready for the day ahead.

Take the hidden staircase up to the first floor and be greeted by two delightful double bedrooms with fresh linens and a plethora of character and storage to house your belongings.

Leave behind this humble home-away-from-home for a scenic stroll along the vast sands of Mablethorpe Beach just stone throw away while tucking into a tasty portion of fish and chips from the beachside takeout along the way.

Continue along the bustling North Promenade, or head back to Queens Park for a gentle wander along the banks of the boating lake.Spend the afternoon at Empire Amusements, or watch as the sunsets over the waters as you indulge in a delicious meal at one of the many popular beach bars, before returning to your holiday home.

Family fun is never ending in Queens park with the kids paddling pool, play area, miniature railway and crazy golf and if that is not enough there is an exclusive sand train and a donkey ride on the beach.

See Jabba's Hut or meet friendly animals at The Seal Sanctuary Wildlife Centre, both just a pleasant walk away, and lose yourself on a hike through the dunes at Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve.

Travel inland to see Claythorpe Windmill and Alford Manor House, or spend the day in the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on an exhilarating hike to Calceby Church and Village, and Bag End.

Stop by the grand 18th-century Manor House of Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens, now owned by the National Trust, or ride thrilling rollercoaster at Fantasy Island Theme Park.

With all this to look forward to and do much more, book a stay at Oar Cottage today!

Please be aware that the upstairs floor has low ceiling and caution is advised.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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About the location


Louth 15 miles; Skegness 17 miles.

Mablethorpe is a small seaside town on the Lincolnshire coast. The town boasts a sandy beach and sand dunes where you can wander and enjoy the sea air. Mablethorpe has a small selection of high street stores and a range of independent shops, bars and restaurants. The town is home to the Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary where you can meet the seals along with an array of other friendly animals. A few miles down the coast is the traditional seaside resort of Skegness which plays host to a wide range of family-friendly attractions. Alternatively, head inland to the town of Louth with its Georgian streets with Grade II listed buildings, St James Church, a theatre, art deco cinema, museum, golf course, modern leisure centre complex and excellent shopping, including weekly market days and a vast assortment of eateries catering for all tastes. A superb base for discovering the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside and coast.

Shorts stays should finish by Friday.

If this isn't followed the booking maybe cancelled.

Please be aware that the upstairs floor has low ceiling and caution is advised.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas