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Old Sweet Shop

(Ref. 6060)

Saltfleetby near Louth, Lincolnshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "The owners are very welcoming and the accommodation very pleasant."

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2024

  • "The Old Sweet Shop is ideal for a dog friendly, relaxed getaway."

    The owners have really put some thought into the dog friendly element with furniture covers and doggie towels provided and the fenced/gated areas are fantastic for furry friends to be safe and secure. Parking is easy and convenient. Even though the location is close to the road we hardly noticed any traffic noise. All in all, a great place to stay for a peaceful week in the countryside.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2024

  • "Lovely cottage spacious and clean"

    Reviewed by Theresa4.4Apr 2024

  • "Lovely property, well maintained and very cosy."

    Great base to tour the area. Also nice to just sit back and relax.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage itself was probably the most comfortable we've stayed in and the owners' attention to detail and the touches to help dog owners were brilliant."

    The bathroom off the lounge needs a bit of a touch up and the showers weren't very powerful but those were the only quibbles we had with the cottage. The paddock is a great place for dogs on a long lead but it's not fully enclosed so dogs would be able to bolt into the fields or road around the cottage. It does make for an excellent spot for using telescopes and I managed some great photos of some nebulae. Walking through the village is a bit weird, take a torch if you'll be out in the dark as the street lighting is bizarrely spaced out. There is a poo bin about 5 minutes away from the cottage if you need to deposit something whilst walking. Mablethorpe beach is really nice, there's a big car park with a nice little cafe and the beach itself is wide, long and flat. If you go out of school holidays, it's really quiet and you will have plenty of room. The only downside, one which nearly had us leaving after two days due to a panicking dog, is the surrounding farmers using very loud bird scarers from 6am til 10pm.A couple of locals I spoke to whilst waiting for the fish & chip van (Tuesdays 17:30-17:50 at the football club) said the scarers aren't meant to be used during unsocialable hours but the farmers ignore that. If you have dogs or someone who's scared by frequent, recurring loud bangs this may not be the place for you.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property is in emaculate condition and is clean throughout."

    Really quiet in a rural location. Only a thought, perhaps a sign or better instructions where to collect key from. There is a co-op shop in Manby by the traffic lights.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped and comfortable accommodation."

    Owners truly went above and beyond. Lovely area for a chilled out break.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very clean spacious holiday home with all your needs catered for."

    Tastefully decorated and comfortable we had a lovely relaxing stay. Very dog friendly which is a must for us. We were provided with a nice welcome pack and the owners were very welcoming too. We will recommend to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property was first class clean , comfy, all utensils you need great base to ..."

    The property was first class clean , comfy, all utensils you need great base to visit others places owners greet you and alway friendly and polite will return 10/10 thanks

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage in a great location."

    We always take our dogs on holiday and this was a perfect place. It has an enclosed courtyard, which was great for the dogs. There’s a little lane down the side for walkies time. The cottage has a great layout. Ideal for my dad who isn’t so good at getting around. It had pretty much everything we needed. Loved the covers for the sofas so the dogs could go on them❣️ We did find the beds a little uncomfortable. The mattresses were a little hard. But, sheets and towels were provided, which is great when you already have a packed car. Mablethorpe has a dog friendly beach that’s worth visiting. Also, you must take the time to go to Anderby Creek. There’s a great cafe and, again, a wonderful dog friendly beach. All in all, The Old Sweet Shop is in a perfect location, has everything you need and is a perfect dog friendly retreat.

    Reviewed by Paula4.4Jul 2023

  • "The Old Sweet Shop is a comfortable and very clean cottage with no evidence furry friends have been at the property."

    It is well maintained and larger than it appears in the photo's.It is clearly popular with guests who we noted kept returning from the entries in the visitors book. We found it ideally located, quiet without being isolated but away from crowds and traffic.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Another fantastic comfortable break at Old Sweet Shop."

    Everything you could possibly need. Really comfortable and lovely surroundings.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2023

  • "A fabulous home from home."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay with our 3 dalmatians, who were made very welcome. Great walks right on the doorstep too. Cottage was very well equipped and loads of space. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0May 2023

  • "Stayed here with our 3 dogs and it was just perfect."

    The court yard can be enclosed so the dogs could sit outside with us securely. There is good food locally and good facilities in the property. The owners where very friendly from the property next door and full of information. Very quiet location which suited us and plenty of dog walking. The coast is a 10 minute drive.will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Apr 2023

  • "A fantastic place to stay."

    Cosy, warm and very comfortable. Very well equipped. The courtyard is very secure and I had not worries about my three Springers. Good walks at the back of the farm and a twenty minute drive to wonderful, deserted beaches. This was our second stay having stayed in Peardrop Cottage in January. It was the perfect place to chill just before Christmas. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay,owners couldn't do enough for us and our dogs, just great home from home stay."

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect."

    Loved the cottage, location, facilities and it is exceptionally dog friendly. A warm welcome on arrival, our hosts very helpful and friendly. Will definitely recommend to my doggy owning friends and will return next year.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need."

    The only downside was the hot water in the en-suite shower wasn't very good which was stated in other reviews.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Oct 2022

  • "Great holiday cottage would only suggest updating shower in family bathroom ..."

    Great holiday cottage would only suggest updating shower in family bathroom ,couldn't get right temperature of water and it trickled out of shower head

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Old Sweet Shop."

    The only thing that was negative, was the water pressure in the showers, which others had already mentioned so we were expecting that. If we ever visit that area again, it is definitely somewhere we would book.

    Reviewed by Ali4.7Sep 2022

  • "Beautifully presented cottage in very pleasant and peaceful surroundings."

    Lovely owners who had provided lots of thoughtful little extras . Best of all, the beds were supremely comfortable!

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and great where it was, easy access to all coastal towns."

    . only thing would say is the courtyard probably be better divided into two, specially when the other cottage hasn’t got dogs or does have dogs.. try the New inn lovely pub and food the little Italian but recommendation are in the book they provide with the cottage, definitely will go back xx

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage in very pleasant surroundings- and in a good position for exploring Lincolnshire!"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Super place for people with more than 1 dog, we had 3, not many places allow more than 1."

    The owners were very relaxed, friendly and helpful. The cottage was well equipped and laid out. Good value for money.

    Reviewed by Linda4.1Nov 2021

  • "Overall, very comfortable, particularly the beds and pillows."

    Owners very accommodating and helpful. However, this was our first experience of a combi boiler, which needed repairing through our stay, we could cope with that, but we now understand that power showers are not compatible with combi boilers. The shower pressure was awful. My husband cannot get in and out of a bath, so needs a good power shower. In the future, we will not be staying at a property that has a combi boiler. There is also a lot of water wastage waiting for hot water to cone through.

    Reviewed by Carole4.4Nov 2021

  • "Lincolnshire is lovely county with an interesting coastline."

    Our hosts were friendly, available and unobtrusive. We had a very good holiday and plan to return.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the Old Sweet Shop the owners were very friendly and helpful."

    The surrounding area is great especially for the dogs. Would recommend this place to anyone who wants a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent!!"

    Reviewed by Archie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, had everything we could need"

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2021

  • "This bungalow had everything needed and was immaculate ,plenty of parking ,and the owner who lived close by was very informative ,(just one thing needed for elderly people it could have done with a grabrail in the shower )but we would rate full stars ."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very friendly warm welcome and brewing up/biscuit kit!"

    ! Beautiful surroundings and lovely accomodation only improvement would be if either one of the showers was more powerful (possibly a water pressure thing) but otherwise no complaints; fabulous, peaceful home from home!

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Aug 2020

  • "Very pleasant stay."

    Great day trips to Lincoln, Mablethorpe, Cleethorpes, Louth and Hull. Amazing scenery and loved the nature reserve and sand dunes down the road. Well equipped and clean facilities, beautiful and quiet. Can thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2020

  • "A lovely cottage, good location and great for a large family group."

    Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Vishalakshi4.1Jul 2020

  • "We had a lovely time cottage very clean and comfortable beds very well equipped ..."

    We had a lovely time cottage very clean and comfortable beds very well equipped and a lovely welcoming pack We will be back

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Mar 2020

  • "Very comfortable beds, plenty of room, great kitchen."

    Enclosed outside dog space for early morning and late evening. Couldn't have asked for more, owner very friendly.

    Reviewed by Tamara5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely area, John very welcoming very nice place to stay ."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Dec 2019

  • "Everything we needed was available, the cottage was clean and tidy on arrival and we lacked nothing."

    Many thanks.. Nigel and Alison Foale.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Oct 2019

  • "Such a lovely comfortable place."

    very peaceful with lovely views and within easy reach of a lot of lovely places to visit. Everything you could possibly need is provided. I went with my 89 year old Mother who found it ideal for her and her little dog who loved the walks right by the property. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anybody.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and friendly owners."

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Apr 2019

  • "We had a nice short stay in this property and although it was very windy it didn’t stop us doing the things we wanted ."

    We took two people in their mid eighties and the property suited them very well except they couldn’t open the front door very easily from the inside as there’s no door handle just the Yale lock and it stuck a bit, probably due to the damp. Also just to make you aware the shop is no longer open in the village although there is a co-op in the other direction but you’d need to drive to it and the nearest pub is also closed. If you don’t mind a short drive The Prussian Queen in Saltfleetby or The Queens Head in Legbourne both did lovely meals.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Mar 2019

  • "Great place to stay,everything you need and more,cottage was perfect and we will ..."

    Great place to stay,everything you need and more,cottage was perfect and we will be back to enjoy ,Sheila ,Chris,Jenny,Irene,and Millie the Boxer dog,

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was great: excellent, comfortable, good parking, owner pleasant and helpful but not intrusive - helped to make for a great holiday."

    Good location for the places we visited (Louth, Lincoln, Gainsborough Old Hall, Tattershall Castle (highly recommended), coast, etc.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2018

  • "Yes we all agree that it was very nice."

    We would probably book a holiday with Sykes in the future.

    Reviewed by M5.0Oct 2018

  • "The Old Sweetshop is in a good location for a quiet break but ideally positioned for easy access to the coast and small market towns."

    The cottage was very comfortable and the kitchen was very well equipped, ideal for self catering and the welcome pack was a nice touch. My only "negative" comment is that I would have appreciated a shelf and a few coat hooks in the bathrooms and all would have been perfect!

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Sep 2018

  • "A fantastic cottage, with everything any family could want."

    The kitchen was well stocked so meant that you didn't have to use the dishwasher too often because you had run out of clean dishes. The washing machine was quick and efficient with a drier available to use. The cottage on arrival was clean and tidy with all of the bed made up with lots of towels for everyone. The owners were friendly and and had kindly provided milk and biscuits along with tea and coffee which we gratefully used after our long journey. Only one thing which could have improved it was a little thicker curtains or lined curtains as it was quite an early wake up call in the morning due to light curtains (and I'm being picky here). Thank you for a wonderful holiday cottage, we will be recommending to others.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2018

  • "We loved the cottage and luckily we like dogs but this could have been a problem if that was not the casd"

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jun 2018

  • "Being disabled it was a great holiday and be going back soon."

    Reviewed by Victor4.7May 2018

  • "This property (The Old Sweet Shop) was completely suitable, very clean, friendly owner, good for us."

    Much better than last Sykes cottage we stayed in.

    Reviewed by Mavis5.0Oct 2017

  • "John and Collette were very friendly and the cottage very comfortable and spacious."

    Thank you both for making us and our two dogs very welcome

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4May 2017

  • "Excellent accommodation,area quiet,of which we were aware."

    Reviewed by Alan4.8Mar 2017

  • "A very kind welcome made by owners to us and our dog and we were very well looked after."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2016

  • "The only slight down side is the location, there is nothing to do within walking distance and only 1 small shop in the village, apart from that the cottage is fantastic and brilliant for dogs."

    Reviewed by Pam4.8Nov 2016

  • "Lovely welcome from John."

    Cottage was warm, comfortable and very well equipped. Very dog friendly site too.

    Reviewed by Neal4.6Oct 2016

  • "Lovely people and very happy holiday."

    with all we needed,

    Reviewed by Marjorye5.0Aug 2016

  • "Made to feel really welcome."

    Hosts contacted us before and were able to help with any queries, like supermarkets. They suggested a delivery. When we arrived there was complimentary tea, coffee, milk, sugar and biscuits. This was brilliant whilst we waited for our delivery. We wanted to have a bbq and didn't have any charcoal and they provided us with some.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2016

  • "Lovely peaceful location and a great cottage."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Communal gravelled courtyard with picnic table (seats 6) and BBQ
  • Shared lawn to the rear
  • Four well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub/Shop 1.8 miles.

The property

This ground floor cottage, set in the village of Saltfleetby, has ramped access and wide doors, meaning it may be suitable for those with limited mobility.

At this cottage near Louth there are three bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, and there is a spacious sitting room with an archway leading to a modern, well-equipped kitchen.

Individually-styled, this cottage near Louth provides a welcoming and comfortable holiday home and benefits from easy access to the coast.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 6059 and 1077791, together they sleep 14.

Soloby Cottages

Situated on the edge of the small linear village of Saltfleetby, these three single-storey, detached barn conversions are set around a gravelled courtyard within the owner’s grounds. Just seven miles from the bustling, vibrant market town of Louth, these cottages are tastefully furnished in a contemporary fashion, providing stylish and quality accommodation. All three of these cottages near Louth offer spacious, light and airy ground floor living, with well-equipped kitchens and comfortable sitting rooms with views over open fields. Two of the cottages provide three pretty bedrooms and a modern bathroom with an additional en-suite, and the third cottage sleeps two, in one double en-suite bedroom. Outside, the enclosed courtyard is ideal for sitting and relaxing in a shared tranquil setting. A few minutes’ drive brings you to the charming historic town of Louth, with its quaint narrow streets, independent retailers and majestic central church. With an excellent array of pubs and tea rooms, this ‘Capital of the Lincolnshire Wolds’ will appeal to all. Be sure to visit the nearby coastal seaside towns of Mablethorpe, Cleethorpes and Skegness, with their traditional attractions and long sandy beaches, they will appeal to all ages. Mablethorpe is home to a seal sanctuary and from October to December, you can visit the grey seal sanctuary at Donna Nook where you can watch the pups being born in their natural habitat. These well-located cottages are ideal for a varied and enjoyable holiday.

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About the location


Louth 7 miles; Mablethorpe 9 miles; Lincoln 33 miles.

Saltfleetby is a rural village surrounded by open countryside and is the perfect place to relax. Saltfleetby Fisheries has fishing available throughout the year and is home to a cafe which is open from March to October. Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve occupies 5 miles of coast and is the habitat for many aquatic creatures and fabulous birdlife. Just a short drive from Saltfleetby is the beautiful historic market town of Louth, the capital of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Here you will find Geaorgian streets with Grade II listed buildings, St James church, a theatre, an art deco cinema, a museum, a modern leisure centre and an assortment of excellent local shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as a weekly market. The Lincolnshire Wolds are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and feature gently rolling hills, quaint villages and superb cycling and walking routes. Cadwell Park plays host to car, bike and cart racing, and the coastal resorts of Mablethorpe, Cleethorpes and Skegness, with miles of golden sandy beaches all within easy travelling distance. The antique centres of Horncastle and Hemswell are also close by, making Saltfleetby a lovely holiday area, all year round.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas