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Castle Top Retreat

(Ref. 1071951)

Nettleton, Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire Show on map


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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Our stay at Castle Top retreat was amazing."

    Out of this world views and so relaxing. All 10 of us really enjoyed this place and would 100% recommend.

    Pleased all 10 of you enjoyed your stay! There is always the option when booking 'Castle Top Retreat' and 'Castle Top Haven' to open up the hallway joining both properties. Comfortably accommodating 16 guests (if you know a few more!) :-D Kind Regards, Gavin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0May 2024

  • "Great location and incredible holiday home."

    We really enjoyed our week and would definitely come back. Thank you.

    Pleased you enjoyed your stay Trevor, and thank-you for your interest in our new 3 bed holiday home, 'Castle Top Haven'. Hopefully see you again soon :) Kind Regards, Gavin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0May 2024

  • "We all loved the place and location, perfect for our girly weekend to celebrate a special birthday."

    A big thank you for the welcome wine & chocolates, lovely surprise. The place was spotlessly clean, which is so important. Feel there are some very simple improvements that could be made though. Hooks on doors or anywhere, entrance way, bedrooms & bathrooms to hang towels, coats etc. Mirrors downstairs in the small bedroom & in the hallway area near plug sockets. An extra key for the patio doors in the lounge/kitchen diner, there was only one. Some basic cleaning products plus a cloth, making it easier & to encourage guests to keep it clean. Food wastage bin. An information folder would have been good and lastly most of the party weren't happy about having to strip the beds. As a fellow holiday accommodation owner I know this had to be introduced in Covid but I think revert back if you can & put the information back in now & charge any extra cost to guests. And the very last thing a few sachets of tea, coffee & sugar. We brought everything but forgot the sugar so on the first morning a couple of people were disappointed. Overall these are are all very minor things but do enhance the guests stay especially the hooks. We had a wonderful stay & even the weather behaved itself so we were able to make good use of the hot tub, Sauna & take in the beautiful views and area. Would certainly stay again & recommend you to friends & family. Thank you Rowena, (Helen's friend) on behalf of Helen & all the guests.

    Thank-you for your feedback and suggestions. We have now added coat hooks and mirrors through-out the ground floor. Guests are also no longer required to strip beds before leaving. As you say, the Covid measures are no longer a requirement :-) Kind Regards, Gavin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Mar 2024

  • "The only criticism and its only a small wound be with no outside lighting when we arrived,, due to it being dark."

    But apart from that we all had a fantastic time.

    Thank-you for your feedback. We have now added some outside lighting ready for those dark winter nights! Kind Regards, Gavin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great stay for three generations of the family."

    Very quiet and fantastic views from the highest point in Lincolnshire. Hot tub used daily and checked three times by owners during the stay. Everything you could want.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous property, everything supplied."

    Great facilities, modern, clean, comfy. Loved the bbq shack & hot tub. Great holiday

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful time at Castle Top Retreat."

    Couldn't recommend it highly enough. Fabulous location and a wonderful property. Super clean and absolutely as described, couldn't have asked for more. Had a lovely weekend with family/friends for a 60th Birthday. Great property to relax in and plenty of space for everyone to chill out /suit themselves. BBQ hut was also great though agree with others who have said that taking a torch comes in handy (we had done so) for the walk back and forth as the evening gets later. All in, a wonderful stay and wouldn't hesitate to go back if we got the chance.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic 7 night stay over Easter, 4 adults and 5 children, all loved it, lovely property and the plenty of space."

    Would definitely recommend and look forward to re visiting

    Reviewed by Jenna5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay My only negative is the kitchen floor is very dangerous when wet My sister law broke her rib falling with wet feet entering the kitchen from the roof top."

    Reviewed by Wayne4.7Jan 2023

  • "Outstanding property with exceptional hosts, whose communication was first class, a well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds with quality linens."

    Spotlessly clean and spacious. The views are amazing especially the sunsets, The terrace is beautiful and the hot tub a real treat. Unfortunately the sauna was not working but the hosts did all they could to remedy even though they were out for the day. Would be good to include a pizza cutter and a little bottle of washing up liquid and a broom. An absolute gem of a place and highly recommended, thank you Castle Top we really loved our stay. Xx

    Thanks for your feedback and for looking after the property so well. Really sorry about the Sauna, I assumed it was working again after resetting the main fuse. Just had another look and It turned out to be the overheat sensor on the actually heater needed resetting (first time we have ever had that issue). Pleased the rest of your stay was a success :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2022

  • "We enjoyed a fantastic time at Castle Top Retreat."

    Thank you for making us feel really welcome. Everything was more than we hoped for. Restful beds, comfy, cosy sofa's, and a well equipped kitchen. We had the best time in the hot tub, sauna and BBQ hut. We were so happy to have the use of the tennis court and field for ball games. Lincoln and local beaches are within a 45 minutes drive away. We took advantage of the walks along local public footpaths, with views that were simply stunning. We only had one problem (the light in the BBQ hut tripped) but this was promptly fixed. Thank you for sharing your delightful retreat.

    Reviewed by Winnifred5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous property in idyllic location."

    Visited during heatwave so weather, location, setting could not have been more ideal. Despite size of our group, there was always lots of space to spread out. Comfortable beds, settees, large kitchen and very modern bathrooms all combined to make our stay a memorable one. Would re-book in a flash.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Aug 2022

  • ". A lovely, spacious, clean and comfortable property."

    Reviewed by Jan4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a fantastic experience staying in the cottage."

    The agency and owners were extremely helpful and nothing was a bother. We would definitely stay here again and recommend others to do so.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2022

  • "An amazing clean, beautiful and spacious property."

    It had everything. The owner was friendly, easy to communicate with and very accommodating. We had a range of ages from 20-70 and all had the best time!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jun 2022

  • "Our stay was very comfortable and enjoyed by all 9 of us."

    The accommodation was beautiful, very clean, comfy beds and well equipped. The hot tub and sauna was a great treat and the grounds offered plenty of space for the grandchildren to run and play. The owners were very helpful answering any questions we had. A brilliant and special family holiday and was sad when it was time to leave.

    Reviewed by Beverly5.0May 2022

  • "Stayed at Castle top retreat for 7 days The location and views are stunning and the house is very spacious with all the amenities you could wish for."

    The 6 seater jacuzzi and sauna were a great addition. Would recommend this property for rental and we will probably book again.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2022

  • "Luxurious property in a beautiful location."

    Everything we could have wished for. We would definitely revisit. Minor suggestions: - Well equipped kitchen but could do with some scissors. The rail in the entrance could do with hangers to put coats on as well as a hook in each bedroom for dressing gowns

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent well furbished hide away, wouldn't hesitate stay again or recommend."

    Beautifully located for relaxing retreat and recharge or local attractions.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent rental."

    We would definitely recommend and return.

    Reviewed by Jake5.0Mar 2022

  • "Castle Top was exactly what we needed and exactly as described."

    The views from the windows and rooftop area were stunning. The place feels quiet and secluded. Gavin and Lynn (the owners) live downstairs and although we never met them in person, we knew they were available if we needed anything. I would certainly return to this place and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2022

  • "Amazing property, location and hosts!"

    The hosts were available to contact when needed and quick to help us when we got lost. Brilliant place with amazing facilities. We didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful home."

    Absolutely spotlessly clean. The Hot tub was so nice, followed by the newly added sauna...Even storm Eunice couldn't spoil our stay. Very helpful and attentive owners when questions asked. Already considering returning.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic property with great views."

    Lots to do in the changeable weather with the hot tub and sauna being used frequently, as well as the tennis court when the wind allowed. BBQ house was great fun, and practical given the time of year. Gavin was very helpful and we all had a great time at Castle Top.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent service, due to covid booking changed easily with no issues."

    Had a fab stay, enjoyed by all.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful home, spotlessly clean and really plush facilities."

    As previous reviews have said, the only things lacking are certain basic kitchen items such as enough cutlery, kitchen tea towels (when you’re washing up for ten people the single tea towel became too wet to use!) kitchen roll, dishwasher tablets and washing powder. It would be helpful if these basics are provided given that the facilities are there to be used and we did pay a significant amount of money to stay there. However EVERYTHING else was an absolute dream and we loved it. Would highly recommend to anyone!

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic place."

    Had a fab time. The only advice to give is that there is a steep hill to the pub not for the faint hearted walking back up.

    Reviewed by Adele4.7Sep 2021

  • "Had a wonderful few days celebrating my 50th birthday."

    House and facilities are excellent with stunning views. Highlight is the BBQ house where we spent every evening. Just pack a torch as the walk back to the house in the dark can be tricky!

    Reviewed by Russell4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely location with great views, spotlessly clean, very friendly hosts."

    The children loved toasted marshmallows dipped in chocolate in the BBQ hut on the last night. The kitchen was a bit light on cutlery and dishes for the 10 of us, but we managed OK. Access, as directed, from the top road was fine but the lower route chosen by our satnav was very rough in places. Really excellent value for money (at 2021 prices) but shocked to see that the same week next year (2022) will be about £1000.00 more.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Aug 2021

  • "Amazing holiday, Lynne was so accommodating, beautiful views and house."

    We will definitely be back xxxx

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2021

  • "This property is out of this world!"

    So modern and clean and tidy! It’s in such a picturesque location! Fantastic owners and would definitely recommend!!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jul 2021

  • "This was a lovely getaway."

    It was lovely to be away from everything, but to have shops/restaurants round the corner if necessary. Thanks for a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Jul 2021

  • "The overall venue was amazing."

    The BBQ hut, tennis courts and hot tub were just the additions that were needed. I will be returning!

    Reviewed by Sujay4.4Jun 2021

  • "A superb property!"

    Large, clean, well-equipped, friendly owners… Added bonus of the hot tub, tennis court and huge barbecue hut. Not sure how I’m ever going to top this one.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2021

  • "Castle Top is a real Treat!"

    It delivered everything advertised we only wish we had the amazing weather we are having now. As a family it provided ample room for meals and socialising; but also enough space to ensure we were not cramped by any means. Smart TVs in all rooms were a gift as there was no arguing over Netflix! The Owners are also truly lovely people and ready to help out with any questions etc. I would only suggest that if you are to stay here and you are a family or group that cooks bring some extra Utensils and Ovenware. i,e, Pyrex oven dish , bread knife, large bowls and storage containers etc. We struggled to get food deliveries up to us but the BBQ Den was amazing and is all weather proof! Will visit again soon

    Reviewed by Ayoni4.7May 2021

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite, 3 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, TV, bidet, basin, and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining, and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, Sky TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Barbecue house
  • Decked terrace with hot tub, barrelled sauna, and sun loungers
  • Tennis Court
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Please note this property can be booked with Property ID: 1150976 (Castle Top Haven) to sleep up to 16 Guests.

The property

Castle Top Retreat offers stunning accommodation within a charming and unique property, with an elevated position in beautiful Lincolnshire.

This large, castellated structure is engulfed by glorious countryside, yet within walking distance of the village of Nettleton.

This wonderful getaway is perfect for large groups of friends, family holidays or a couples retreat.

Climb up to the spacious landing to find five beautifully presented bedrooms, showcasing a stylish choice of décor and neutral prints in coordinating colours, creating calm and cohesive interior spaces.

All the bedrooms boast Smart TVs, and even the master bathroom features a TV built into the wall, a fabulous place to take a long hot soak with a spot of light entertainment in the background.

The open-plan living room offers a minimalist design with contemporary grey coloured sofas, offset with sleek wooden flooring and a woodburner uplifting the space.

Glide through to the splendidly appointed kitchen, with fitted modern appliances and a beautifully carved dining table and wooden benches adding a designer statement to the room.

Throw open the patio doors and step out onto the sunny terrace, the fabulous hot tub and barrel sauna await your arrival, with plush sun loungers for you to soak up the peaceful country atmosphere with a refreshing beverage to hand.

Perched on top of a hill with far-reaching views, you can admire the picturesque scenes beyond the low embattled walls bordering this incredible decked area.

For local amenities, head into the quaint little village of Nettleton, or further afield, explore the city of Hull with its colourful assortment of attractions and a vast cultural feel; the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB offering walking aplenty, amongst a plethora of glorious landscape.

The city of Lincoln, with its awe-inspiring hilltop cathedral and castle, home to a copy of the Magna Carta, is 25 miles away, whilst food lovers will prefer a trip to Louth with its range of artisan shops and quaint, cobbled streets and market.

Other unique days out can be spent at Elsham Hall Gardens and Country Park where you'll find tranquil lakeside gardens, wildlife and a tea room, or get your blood flowing at Elsham Activity Centre, offering a wealth of adventure through paintballing, archery, axe throwing and even a giant inflatable assault course.

Alternatively, head to the seaside resort of Cleethorpes with gorgeous sandy beaches, fun-filled arcades and amusements.

Castle Top Retreat is a rather grand and unique property in a superb location - just what you need for a refreshing holiday escape.

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

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About the location


This village and civil parish of Nettleton is positioned in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It boasts a village shop, a primary school, and a Methodist Church, along with the Salutation Inn, the village public house. Nearby is the Woodland Trust's Nettleton Wood, and a caravan park. There are many attractions far and wide surrounding this quaint little region of Lincolnshire, so you won't be stuck for things to do. Wild Pines Park at Market Rasen offers one of the largest ropes courses in the UK, situated in the beautiful woodland of Linwood Warren, as well as Rand Farm Park and Goltho Gardens. The small market town of Brigg is in driving distance boasting an art gallery, tea rooms and Heritage Centre along with a variety of independent shops and local pubs. Further afield, the city of Hull offers a fantastic culture and a vast range of amenities, from shopping experiences to museums and its spectacular aquarium - The Deep. The city's cobbled streets of the Old Town transport visitors back to days gone by; a picturesque scene steeped in history. The Lincolnshire Wolds AONB is a wondrous haven of scenic landscapes to be explored, with its verdant grasslands, gentle streams and hidden valleys; it offers its visitors breath-taking views whichever way you turn. A delightful region of east-central England to base your holiday break.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter