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Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire (Ref. 982878)



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Reviews & Ratings

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful, clean, warm cottage with everything you could possibly need and more."

    Owners kind and attentive without being intrusive. Would definitely recommend this cottage and hope to return soon. 5 star excellence in every aspect. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by SheilaNov 2021

  • "A lovely bungalow on a quiet road."

    Very clean with all the facilities you need for a great holiday. Will be back.

    Reviewed by KaronOct 2021

  • "Very well equipped."

    Spacious. Comfortable. Photos don't do the property justice. Lived staying here and will be back next year

    Reviewed by ValOct 2021

  • "Well just what can we say its home from home, very clean ,very peaceful and the people were very helpful and went out of their way to accommodate our needs Brilliant get away."

    Also the welcome pack was a must thanks again for a lovely getaway .

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2021

  • "Facilities, location all excellent surrounding areas and access to neighbouring places very easily obtained."

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Cottage was brilliant - had everything we needed, was very spacious and well equipped and nothing comes to mind for what could have been better."

    Many thanks for a great week.

    Reviewed by GraemeSep 2021

  • "Bungalow was excellent for our needs."

    Everything was there that we needed. The dog bowls, towels and treats were very useful. Garden was delightful and everything you would need. Dawn and Pete were helpful very covid safe. Was sad to leave at end of our holiday.

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2021

  • "A lovely bungalow in a quiet location."

    Fully enclosed garden so brilliant for the dog. Very comfortable and fully equipped bungalow, definitely a home from home. Owners kept in touch making sure everything was as expected. Co-op and pubs close by. Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2021

  • "Beautiful bungalow, extremely comfortable."

    Everything was as we expected it to be. The garden was great, fenced in so the dog could not escape! The owners had left a chilled bottle of wine and crisps for our arrival plus treats for the dog. We had a very relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by JackieJun 2021

  • "Super quiet place to stay and relax, well furnished and comfortable."

    Pete and Dawn the owners are the perfect hosts. We even had a display from the Red Arrows the day before we left, as they are based not too far away. A fantastic place with ever thing you need and more. We highly recommend a holiday here, we will certainly be booking again some time in the future.

    Reviewed by TimJun 2021

  • "Lovely little bungalow ideally situated close to Lincoln and surrounding areas."

    Spacious living quarters and well equipped.

    Reviewed by TeriJun 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation, highly recommended."

    Very safe property with an enclosed back garden so our grand-daughter could run around to her hearts content. The owners are very helpful, nothing was to much trouble. Even though they were on their holiday they were on the end of the phone and helped us when we broke down on the way there and had to be recovered. Hope to go back there again.

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2021

  • "Fantastic well equipped bungalow."

    And with a welcome pack to greet us! Email & visit from owners to make sure everything was ok. Excellent holiday. Apart from the weather which could have been better!!

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2021

  • "Starfield is a fantastic family home in a peaceful little village."

    It's only a 10-15 drive away from Lincoln City centre with its many restaurants, bars and shopping facilities. The owners were very welcoming and were on hand to help out in any way possible. I would highly recommend this beautiful home for a family get away. Five stars in my opinion!

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "Brilliant stay ..."

    Brilliant stay Spacious bungalow with all modern appliances Beds very comfortable and very nice hot shower with very good water pressure Very clean with large sunny garden Great central location to all the major antiques fairs in the area ( Newark, Lincoln, Doncaster, Hemswell, Horncastle) Very good directions to bungalow Welcome pack with milk, wine and some crisps much appreciated Owners very helpful Added bonus village has 2 pubs/inns for food both in walking distance, Coop and post office Hope to stay again on next visit to area

    Reviewed by MelanieOct 2020

  • "Pete and Dawn have obviously put a lot of thought and effort into making Starfield a very comfortable, excellently-equipped and clean holiday home with a pretty garden."

    It is almost perfect. The "icing on the cake" would be some curtains/blinds in the lounge and kitchen. Not that they are needed for privacy but as protection from the intense glare of the afternoon sun. These rooms face south and west and, even for us in late September, this could be quite intrusive (yes - we did have some lovely weather!). It would also be nice to be able to cover the windows after dark. We greatly appreciated the welcome "goodies" and Pete responded immediately to a problem that we had. Skellingthorpe is a very convenient base for visiting Lincoln and the surrounding areas. Many places of interest were open in spite of the Covid restrictions, most needing pre-booking, and we always managed to find a cafe/pub to get a snack or a meal. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday!

    Reviewed by SueSep 2020

  • "A week away with our bubble."

    Starfield was a great place to share with the family, a real home from home. The kitchen was particularly well equipped which was a blessing as eating out is currently tricky. Fabulous airy and spacious lounge area with bi-folds onto safe patio/garden area which was a great space for us to relax and toddler to play. Well positioned to visit Lincoln and explore the county. Thanks to September sunshine we had a lovely week out and about and then back at our holiday base. Dawn is a perfect hostess, thoughtful, available and yet unobtrusive, thank you!

    Reviewed by DaphneSep 2020

  • "A very comfortable stay with all the touches of home."

    Reviewed by AdamAug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Starfield - it was spotless, beautifully presented and fully equipped with everything we needed."

    We have a 3 year old and a 5 year old and both the house and lovely (and secure) garden worked really well for small children. We loved visiting Lincolnshire and when we no doubt return we will definitely be booking Starfield again. It's the perfect home from home!

    Reviewed by SuzanneAug 2020

  • "It was like a home from home, everything was there."

    Fully equipped kitchen, even down to kitchen roll and foil. We really enjoyed our stay, the owners kept in touch to make sure everything was going well, will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2020

  • "Great location and comfort."

    Lots of information on the area and how to use facilities in the house. Very kind owner who checked we were happy with everything

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2020

  • "Beautiful property, with inspired interior design."

    Dawn had thought of everything from homemade brownies, butter, crisps and wine on arrival to the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in!

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2020

  • "What a beautiful home in a beautiful location!"

    We had a great stay at Starfields for our New Year family break and ww will definitely be staying again and recommending it to friends and family! The only one thing I will say is that the bathroom window needs to be more frosted to ensure privacy. Thank you once again.

    Reviewed by GeorginaDec 2019

  • "Starfield was exceptional."

    Beautifully decorated for Christmas. Sparkling clean. Very, very comfortable with lots of lovely homely finishing touches. Dawn was very friendly, met us on arrival, showed us round and, when we had a very minor problem, Pete sorted it out very quickly. We would definitely recommend Starfield and will certainly check availability there next time we need to be in Lincoln.

    Reviewed by ClareDec 2019

  • "Perfect from start to finish Owners were lovely A jewel in the heart of lincoln Thank-you very much"

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2019

  • "Wonderful experience."


    Reviewed by RichardNov 2019

  • "A lovely and very well equipped bungalow."

    Dawn was really welcoming, even baking cakes and providing wine for our arrival. Everything we hoped for to give us a really good break.

    Reviewed by JonathanOct 2019

  • "Gorgeous house and perfect location."

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2019

  • "We had an extremely enjoyable week at Starfield."

    Dawn and Pete were easily accessible for any issues and the cottage was a beautiful well equipped base for exploring Lincoln and the surrounding area. I would not hesitate to recommend Starfield, it is easily one of the best cottages we have stayed at with Sykes.

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2019

  • "Great bungalow very clean had everything you would need"

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "Had high expectations from previous experience, it was lovely and will likely be booking this property again, always very happy with properties through sykes."

    Reviewed by NaomiAug 2019

  • "Wonderful week at Starfield."

    Beyond expectations. Loved the extra touches that made it extra special. Spotlessly clean and everything we could have hoped for. Dawn was very welcoming and a little very lady. The best place we have stayed in by far.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2019

  • "We had a great holiday and loved the comfortable house and the hospitality of Dawn"

    Reviewed by ReneAug 2019

  • "Great holiday home, very spacious, with everything required."

    Could quite easily live there full time, lovely decor and facilities. Enjoyed the garden for alfresco eating. Would highly recommend. Contented from Guernsey.

    Reviewed by KayJun 2019

  • "The bungalow was spacious and clean but the owners never made an effort to see ..."

    The bungalow was spacious and clean but the owners never made an effort to see us when we arrived they were away and told us they would see us on the Monday I phoned them to ask for two hand towels and they were dropted off Monday at 7 20 and that was all we saw of them all the cottages we have stayed at the owners have always greeted us to make sure everything was OK

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2019

  • "Our host was superb and Starfield was lovely."

    Everything was top quality and very comfortable. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by SandraMay 2019

  • "The Cottage had everything we needed and was nice and quiet."

    Very close to Lincoln and conveniently to two nice pubs.

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2019

  • "What a lovely place to stay, a home from home in every way." want for nothing. If you're staying in Lincoln, stay here !!

    Reviewed by DeanApr 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Spacious, warm and very well equipped. Friendly welcome. Most importantly to us it has a totally secure garden for the dog. Good place to walk from - all flat with woods, water and the Red Arrows practising overhead. Perfect! Lincoln is a lovely historic and vibrant city and the whole county has a wide variety of landscapes to enjoy (not all flat!).

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2019

  • "The cottage was excellently equipped and the location ideal for all that we wanted."

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2019

  • "The Bungalows location was superb, the get you in coffee, scones & bottle of wine were very well received."

    The food at the Stone Arms was excellent, and easy access to a park for the dog was a bonus. From the Bungalow we were well positioned for trips to Lincoln, Skegness, Sherwood Forest and several excellent Country Parks and National Trust properties. A week wasn't enough, we will be back.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2019

  • "The owner was very welcoming."

    The bungalow was warm ( important in February!), and very well equipped in the kitchen. The beds were very comfortable, and I loved the underfloor heating in the wet room. Would definitely recommend Starfield .

    Reviewed by JaneFeb 2019

  • "Our booking was for Christmas week so it was important to us that everything went smoothly and that we were able to do lots of cooking and enjoy log fires."

    The owners were in touch with us directly beforehand and were extremely helpful and accommodating. On arrival we were delighted that they had gone to the trouble of setting up a Christmas tree, some tasteful decorations and a few welcome edible gifts. The kitchen equipment was all of a very good standard and the beds were very comfortable. During our stay they checked that all was well and were near at hand in case of any problems. A first class experience.

    Reviewed by BrendaDec 2018

  • "We loved staying in this bungalow."

    The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped and the lounge was spacious and had a great TV and wood burner. The lounge would have benefited from curtains/blinds. The owners were very helpful and left us some lovely treats to enjoy. Doddington Hall is a few minutes away and Lincoln was within easy reach. If we could have picked the bungalow up and taken it home, we would have!

    Reviewed by JaneDec 2018

  • "Starfield was perfect in every way."

    The owners were extremely friendly and made sure you had everything you needed. Starfield is definitely a top quality facility in a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by ErnestNov 2018

  • "It was a wonderful week we had there, very cosy, well designed bungalow."

    Very quiet and private. Pete & Dawn were always on hand when we needed it. It was located only 5 minutes walk to my son and families home so no driving needed, ideal for us. Plenty of walking routes which we took advantage of during the Autumn season. Easy access to Lincoln town, only 15 minutes drive. Look forward to going back and relaxing in front of the log burner

    Reviewed by GrahamNov 2018

  • "The holiday cottage is probably one of the best we have stayed in in 25 years."

    It was clean, comfortable and very homely. Lots of nice little touches like bread, milk, chocolate cake etc and all the condiments that you have at home along with useful cleaning materials. A lovely kitchen, dining and garden room with a fantastic wood burner. We had a great holiday and only 3 miles from Lincoln which was a lovely city.

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2018

  • "Starfield was a lovely property and the owners were very nice, friendly and helpful and there if you needed anything."

    Our dog Tim loved the totally secure garden and the treats that were left for him. We appreciated the welcome pack that was left too. There was nothing that wasn't there for you to enjoy your stay. Lovely place, lovely stay and would stay there again.

    Reviewed by LynnOct 2018

  • "Bungalow well situated and well a well equiped kitchen nice secure garden and patio nice sun trap."

    only thing missing was a chest of drawers in second double bedroom otherwise recommendable.Plough inn public house worth a visit Monday night for pork pie night ,

    Reviewed by SydneyOct 2018

  • "We have stayed in other Sykes cottages and not been disappointed but Starfield was exceptional."

    It was a pleasure to be able to enjoy a number of meals before we had to switch on the dishwasher as there was plenty of crockery and cutlery. There was no need to rush to the shop before being able to make a drink and settling into the cosy sofas, when we arrived. The underfloor heating was a treat. We walked into Lincoln one day and took the bus on another. There was an excellent co-op in the village and two friendly pubs, which made the trip very relaxing.

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2018

  • "Starfield was well above expectations."

    The little touches made it, including the lovely cake on arrival. The house was clean, comfortable and there was plenty of room for 6 of us. We had sun in the back garden and were able to make use of the patio and garden furniture. Lincoln was within easy reach.

    Reviewed by DeniseSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Lovely location. Great attention to detail with open plan layout and interior design. Practical and pretty with good quality beds, bedding etc. Well equipped kitchen for real cooking! Loved the welcome pack, especially the home made brownies. Friendly and helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2018

  • "What a fantastic holiday home."

    We had a brilliant week staying at Starfield with our 2 children and my parents. We received a lovely welcome on arrival from Dawn, complete with kitchen essentials of bread and milk, plus added extras of a bottle of wine, dog treats and home made brownie, which was delicious. The property has recently been beautifully renovated and furnished, including comfortable beds and sofas. The living room is amazing especially on sunny days with the bifold doors open onto the secure garden, ideal for children and dogs. It was a real home from home being so well equipped. Starfield is set in a lovely village, close to two pubs, little supermarket and play area. It is also a great base to explore Lincolnshire and beyond. I cannot recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2018

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The property

An exquisite detached cottage nestled in the heart of thriving Skellingthorpe, near the city of Lincoln.

This stunning property presents highly spacious living areas throughout, with luxury furnishings and access to a range of local amenities.

Resting in the centre of the village, it is the ideal place to bring the family looking to discover the Lincolnshire area.

Even the bathroom is a talking point, with delightful modern fixtures in an all-white overtone and complementary wooden floors to coincide with the contemporary living downstairs.

Step into the kitchen/diner where you will feel right at home and free to cook, bake and deliver your very best homemade delights in this well-equipped space.

Sweep across the capacious wooden floors of the sitting room where you have lots of luxurious seating to choose from, a Smart TV to watch all your favourite programmes and a delightful inglenook fireplace to behold while the woodburner crackles away.

This room is part of the fantastic extension, featuring wooden beams and a high apex ceiling.

Swing open the sliding bi-fold doors on a light summer’s evening and enjoy the fresh air, sit out on the patio in the beautiful enclosed garden, and take in the village atmosphere.

The cottage is on the National Cycle Network Sustrans route 64, which is a 3 mile safe and easy off road cycle into Lincoln centre as well as being just a one mile ride to the gorgeous cafe and gardens at Doddington Hall, with cycle hire being available.

There are two pubs to visit in the local village and just 4 miles away is the city of Lincoln, where you can enjoy all manner of attractions such as Lincoln Castle houses, The Museum of Lincolnshire Life and the Usher Gallery.

However, if it is walking trails you're looking for, the village has access to ancient woodland, a variety of wildlife and the local nature reserve in Whisby Nature Park.

There is a celebration of 100 years of RAF this year and Skellingthorpe and Lincoln has very close ties to RAF, the International Bomber Command Memorial Spire which was inaugurated this year and is only 4 miles away.

Starfield is a first-rate cottage in a spectacular position.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite wetroom with shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower separate, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player with selection of DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

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About the location


Lincoln 4.7 miles; Newark-on-Trent 15 miles.

Skellingthorpe is a village and civil parish approximately four miles west of the city of Lincoln, with two pubs, a shop and a Post Office. The village was formerly home to RAF Skellingthorpe, known as 'Skelly' to the RAF personnel serving there, and was the host to one of many bomber airfields around the city of Lincoln. The village has ancient woodland to explore on foot, bicycle or horseback, with a variety of ancient oak, lime and conifers. There is also a variety of wildlife within the wood, including deer and owls! The local nature reserve, Whisby Nature Park, is famous for its lakes and ponds and over six miles of footpaths. A wonderful base for a country break, with easy links to Lincoln’s attractions and amenities.

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