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The Big Splash

(Ref. 1066254)

Broxholme near Saxilby, Lincolnshire Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Our two twelve year olds and our 8 year old enjoyed the pool and the hot tub, so much that we had no need to go anywhere else!"

    The weather wasn't kind to us but that didn't stop the children having the best time ever! The house was very comfortable and all needs were catered for. It was so nice to have enough soft seating in the lounge and a table big enough for us all eat together, which is often not available in holiday homes. The outside shower room was very handy, which meant that the children weren't walking through the house dripping. The children loved the triple bunk beds and feeding the chickens. The owner Robin was very approachable and friendly but not at all intrusive.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2024

  • "The house was lovely."

    I loved the under floor heating, hot tub and log burner. The property was clean and tidy and the kitchen had everything. Quiet rural location but an easy commute to Lincoln. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Haley5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at the big splash."

    The property was amazing. Facilities were all clean, the house is all in very good condition and the hot tub very spacious.

    Reviewed by Kyle5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property is great, immaculately clean with everything you need."

    The location is good and close to Lincoln which is a short drive away. It was too cold for us to use the pool but the hot tub was just what we needed. Fresh eggs , mini brownies and a jug of milk was waiting for us. The only downside is the check in time of 4pm as when you are only there for a weekend or short break, it feels like a lost day. I appreciate that the property needs preparing for the next guest but from check out at 10am to 4pm is a long period. To get in from 2pm would give that little bit more time especially in winter when it is dark early. I imagine in summer it is fantastic having the pool.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Excellent property and a lovely host!"

    Everything on site for a truly memorable stay. We look forward to returning again soon.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous we will definitely book again"

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Myself and my family spent a week at The Big Splash Cottage."

    It’s an exceptional clean holiday home. we had a happy stay and it’s truely a lovely place to have a holiday. We where welcomed with homemade brownies, milk and a bottle of Prosecco. All information clearly provided regarding amenities within the cottage and Robin (the owner) very helpful / friendly and accommodating during our stay. Helped us make a cosy fire and found a family members ring that was lost in the pool. Would highly recommend this property, it’s fantastic. Bedding felt fresh like new, towels and fans provided, beds very comfortable, children loved bunk beds and walk in shower brilliant. parking available outside cottage and felt very safe and secure. Everything we needed was provided. Swimming pool & Hot Tub additional highlights and sitting area was wonderful and grandchildren played in pool for hours. Will be returning next year. The cottage itself charming and very comfortable, perfect. 10 out of 10, amazing. Many thanks. Barbara

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved the accommodation especially the en suite shower room which was very useful and the underfloor heating was an added bonus."

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Jul 2023

  • "We have just come back from a fantastic week at the big splash."

    The property is lovely and cosy and just the perfect base the kids loved the pool and we loved the hot tub. But the real great part is the hostess Robin! We were greeted with home baked treats she took the time to show my son her hens and nothing was too much we had a fantastic time and we will definitely be booking again!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0May 2023

  • "The Big Splash is a fantastic place to stay with young children as there is so much to keep them entertained in the outside space."

    My little boy fell in love with the chickens, he spent hours outside with them and enjoyed the responsibility of putting them to bed. Helpful tips from Robin (especially free parking!) and we'll definitely try forest school next time. A few small improvements would be black out blinds, a quieter boiler and finding another spot for the maintenance trailer as this did effect our first impression. Lincoln is beautiful and there is plenty nearby to amuse the little ones. Olé, Olé is a fantastic restaurant choice

    Reviewed by Susie4.4Apr 2023

  • "Easily my favourite holiday cottage place to stay so far."

    This is my 3rd stay at The Big Splash and once again it didn't fail to give a great time. The host Robin and her team headed by Kathy made sure that I was made to feel welcome, and I was. I was greeted with lovely fresh eggs from Robin's hens, some other goodies and beautiful spring flowers. I travel alone so being made to feel welcome and feeling safe are important to me and The Big splash delivered once again. The peacefulness and fresh air are such a tonic - as are the bird song in the morning - utterly delightful.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2023

  • "My second stay at The Big Splash."

    I was delighted to find that without my asking, adjustments had been made to the furniture to suit my particular needs, which was beyond necessary and showed caring. I was also made to feel welcome with springtime fresh flowers and some edible goodies - a really nice start to my break. In other holiday cottages I've found that I've have to wash kitchen eqpt, cups, cutlery etc before I use them - but here literally *everything* in the kitchen was sparkling clean and lined up nicely in the cupboards and drawers, again - a joy. The rest of the property was spotlessly clean, light and airy, the bed was still very comfortable with lovely crisp white Egyptian cotton sheets which were changed for fresh bedding weekly. The Big Splash is really well located for Lincoln and and all the best parts of Lincolnshire with lots to do, but frankly I was happy to simply enjoy the peace and fresh air walking the lanes and fields, and having time at the property enjoying the bird song and watching the Red Arrows practicing - really nice. I will return.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2023

  • "The thoughtfulness and hospitality of Robin, Fred and Cathy really made my 2 week stay with them lovely and enjoyable."

    Nothing was too much effort for them. Upon arrival the property was nice and warm, with chocolate brownies and other goodies to welcome me. The bed is reeeeally comfy and the kitchen was well equipped. The outdoor pool and hot tub were kept nice and clean even though I didn't use them. This is a rural property with nothing but the bird song and a few neighbours, which I loved, yet Lincoln is only about 15 minutes away, Doddington Hall with cafe and farm shop are nearby, and the famous old fashioned Upton Chippery is just a short drive away. There's lots of villages nearby to explore and on weekdays you can watch the Red Arrows fly over as they practice. I've had many stays in holiday cottages and in my experience its very apparent when a cottage is just an income for the host, or if like here at The Big Splash where your enjoyment really is a priority for the Host and her team. I'll be back.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jan 2023

  • "Fantastic place, spacious, well equipped and really clean and comfortable."

    Lovely quiet location with easy access into Lincoln. Lovely personal touches from the owner too. Would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2022

  • "Would definitely come back."

    Great location very close to Lincoln, lovely host and very clean and tidy.

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Nov 2022

  • "A fantastic holiday house!"

    The pool and hot tub were amazing. The house had everything we needed and more. The children had a brilliant time in the garden, feeding the chickens, playing tennis and climbing on the big tree. The owner was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely look to book this house again for next year!

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Oct 2022

  • "We absolutely loved The Big Splash."

    Private pool, Tennis courts, Basketball ring and Chickens for fresh eggs! Robyn was a delightful host and got involved playing with the kids. The house itself was very nicely finished and very clean We hope to return as soon as we can. We also had a lovely family next door and our kids played together the whole time while the adults chat. Honestly the best location and stay I've had in the UK also Lincoln is a beautiful place to visit nearby. Really recommend. The pool was much larger than I expected.

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was a real home from home, comfortable, peaceful and had everything we needed for a relaxing week away."

    The pool, hot tub & tennis courts were a real boon especially with the weather being so good. From feeding the chickens in the morning & listening to the owls and other wildlife at night, watching the house martins fledge, hearing the buzzards screech & watching the bats soar in the evenings it really was a wonderful week. Topped off with a day in Lincoln visiting the Magna Carta & Victorian Prison & walking the castle walls with lunch at Olé Olé, it was so perfect that we’ve already booked again!!!

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very well equipped property."

    Located in a lovely area. The pool was fantastic the shaded area in the garden was great. The chicken eggs in a morning were beaut. Robin the owner is such a lovely, thoughtfull lady. She goes above and beyond to make sure your stay is just perfect. Carnt wait to return next year

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely property and well equipped with everything you will need."

    The owner is also on hand if anything else is required. If anything, this property's amenities are undersold!! Can't fault it at all. Private hot tub is perfect too. Well placed for travelling around the Lincolnshire area. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Jul 2022

  • "Super holiday super accommodating owner."

    Booked again

    Reviewed by Jordan5.0Apr 2022

  • "We stayed here in Easter 2022."

    This was our first experience of Lincoln. We absolutely loved it! The Big Splash was the perfect size for our large family. Our 17 year old loved having the downstairs room and en suite to himself: The younger children loved the triple bunk and the Fire Fighter theme. Lovely little touches throughout the property such as the Imp Hunt, the delicious brownies, bottle of fizz, log burner and luxury private hot tub, made this stay one of our favourite family holidays. Robin was nothing but helpful and kind. She always had fun jobs and activities for the children to do which was not expected at all but we were so thankful and grateful for them. It just helped us to relax and enjoy our stay all the more. Elizabeth/Buffy, our youngest, soon became very fond of Robin and are now besties and pen pals. We have our summer holiday planned already to come here again. Thank you Robin xxx

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic weekend at the Big splash."

    When we arrived Robin had left some homemade chocolate brownies and honey, which went down a treat . The location was great only 10 mins from Lincoln city centre We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful, it was a really luxury stay."

    The hot tub was a lovely addition. There were chickens in the garden & we collected the eggs everyday which was fun. The pool looked amazing, we’d love to come back in the summer to enjoy it and have a bbq out there!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really good property with lots to do would definitely stop again"

    Reviewed by Corey5.0Jan 2022

  • "Wonderful stay, the property is comfortable and spacious, we enjoyed using the hot tub and the owner Robin was very thoughtful and helpful, from leaving us fresh eggs, brownies and prosecco and offering us extra bedding for a visiting friend."

    10/10

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very clean/modern. Owners were very accommodating with small children. Special occasion so balloons and Prosecco was a lovely gesture.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Nov 2021

  • "The property was super, location was extremely private and the Hot tub was amazing, the swimming pool was a bonus but a bit to cold to go in (we did know it wasn't heated this time of year before we booked so was not bothered) but people were still playing in it, altogether we had an amazing break and would certainly recommend and book again, thankyou."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2021

  • "Wonderful time and the host was always on hand and very helpful with local advice as well as any issues around the property."

    A joy to visit thanks you

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "Nice property in a quiet location, well equipped."

    Think the property would benefit from having thermostats on individual radiators as they seem to be either off or on and very hot when on, too hot to touch particularly for children. The house was really too warm if the radiators were on but too cool if off.

    Reviewed by Anita3.8Oct 2021

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x ground-floor queen-size with en-suite wet room shower, basin and WC, 1 x triple bunk room
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating, underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and TV
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Rear lawned garden and patio area with furniture, private hot tub and shared external shower room
  • Large outdoor swimming pool, available to use year round but heated from 25th May until 25th September
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 2.4 miles
  • Please note: Internet connection speeds may vary due to rural location of property, not suitable for downloading but maybe for browsing
  • Note: This property has wheelchair access with a ramp and is suitable for wheelchair users
  • Note: The garden and outdoor pool is shared with the neighbouring holiday let and owners however each property has its own hot tub and furniture
  • Electric car charging point available
  • Note: one pet is allowed - there is a £30 charge to bring your do
  • Note: No stag, hen or similar
  • Please note: No under 5 year olds in the hot tub
  • Please note: There is no WiFi and limited phone signal in the area
  • Please note: The bunkbeds are suitable for children only
  • Please note: Maximum party size of 4 adults 3 children
  • Note: No stag/hen/parties or similar
  • Note: Hot tub use only between 8am & 8pm
  • Please note: No visitors. By booking Pool Cottage ref 1027422 in conjunction with The Big Splash ref.1066254 parties of 12 plus 2 infants can be accommodated

The property

Saxilby 2.3 miles.

Resting on a country lane in the village of Broxholme in the Lincolnshire countryside is Carriers Cottage, a semi-detached house sleeping six guests.

Carriers Cottage has been designed with wheelchair users in mind boasting ramp access and a ground-floor bedroom with en-suite wet room, offering a holiday retreat for everyone, and featuring an outdoor swimming pool shared with the holiday let next door and the owners.

Park up to two cars on the off-road parking area before entering into the property, with a ramp leading up to double doors and into the kitchen/diner.

Be impressed by the range cooker and hob, along with lots for excellent quality appliances to assist you on your self-catered stay, with underfloor heating throughout the property and a quaint, country style.

Enjoy your meals at the dining table together before spending your evening relaxing within the sitting room; light the woodburning stove for extra warmth in winter and settle on one of the sofas before tuning into the TV.

A lovely ground-floor bedroom is home to a five-foot queen-size bed and features a wet room with a shower, basin and WC, making this the ideal spot for someone with mobility issues.

Take the stairs to the first floor to find a king-size bedroom and a charming triple bunk room containing a three-tier bunk bed, perfect for children.

Freshen up in the family bathroom up here too, home to a bath with an overhead shower, or head outside and make use of the handy external shower room to rinse off before getting in the cottage's private hot tub for a relaxing soak.

Enjoy fun summer days playing in the outdoor swimming pool, heated in the summer months, or lounge on the outdoor furniture whether sunbathing or dining alfresco.

The nearest village which is home to both shops and pubs is Saxilby, a lovely settlement and home to a train station too.

Head into the city of Lincoln to do some sightseeing, making sure to visit Lincoln Cathedral to tour the grounds, roof and tower and soak up the fabulous views, as well as making a stop at Lincoln Castle which hosts events throughout the year and offers free guided tours around the walls, Victorian prison and is also home to a copy of the 1215 Magna Carta.

Being the cultural hub of the county, Lincoln is home to museums, galleries and theatres, including the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, the award-winning archaeology museum The Collection, and Gainsborough Old Hall.

A scenic drive of just over half an hour will bring you to the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where you'll find rolling countryside and idyllic, green landscapes to explore, as well as quaint villages along the way.

The Trent Valley Way is a long-distance walking path which follows the River Trent spanning just over 100 miles and is within easy reach of the cottage, join the path at Torksey Lock and head in either direction for a scenic riverside ramble.

Enjoy the beauty of the Lincolnshire countryside with your loved ones at Carriers Cottage.

Property can be booked with Property 1027422, sleeping 12 in total.

The property will only accept bookings commencing on a Friday. If you book starting on another day then it will be cancelled.
Please note: there is no WiFi and limited phone signal in the area.
Please note: The bunkbeds are suitable for children only.
Note: Maximum party size of 4 adults 3 children.
Note: No stag/hen/parties or similar. Note: Hot tub use only between 8am & 8pm. Please note: No visitors.
Note: one pet is allowed - there is a £30 charge to bring your do

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

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About the location

SAXILBY

Lincoln 6.6 miles.

Saxilby is a large village resting in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The village itself provides a small selection of pubs and restaurants for that fine dining experience, as well as some supermarkets and convenience stores for picking up those last-minute essentials. Further afield is the thriving city of Lincoln, home to a large number of popular tourist sites and historic attractions. Choose to visit the two 11th century buildings, Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle, rich with history and with guided tours on offer. For a spot of culture The Collection museum and art gallery hosts a range of modern art displays, whilst the Museum of Lincolnshire Life provides that historical twist. Saxilby rests in the rural part of Lincolnshire, and is only a short drive from the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds AONB for a plethora of walking and cycling routes and stunning views. This village is the perfect base for friends, families or a group of travellers wishing to visit the very best sites of Lincolnshire.

The property will only accept bookings commencing on a Friday. If you book starting on another day then it will be cancelled.
Please note: there is no WiFi and limited phone signal in the area.
Please note: The bunkbeds are suitable for children only.
Note: Maximum party size of 4 adults 3 children.
Note: No stag/hen/parties or similar. Note: Hot tub use only between 8am & 8pm. Please note: No visitors.
Note: one pet is allowed - there is a £30 charge to bring your do

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas