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  • Waverley - Lincolnshire - 1038501 - photo 1


Skendleby near Spilsby, Lincolnshire (Ref. 1038501)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful quiet cottage in peaceful village but perfect for coast & country."

    Plenty of discrete instructions as & when needed. We even survived the 40° temperatures - thankfully we brought our own fan!

    Reviewed by IainJul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed it (for the second time) we have met the owner who is very nice and accommodating."

    The accommodation itself kandis very good and we have already booked for next year (will be our 3rd) visit.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2022

  • "Waverley is a very spacious bungalow in a very quiet village."

    Everything was clean and the beds were comfy. The kitchen had everything you could need apart from a small sharp knife and some steak knifes. In the main bathroom the toilet seat was broken and so was the cord on the blind. A hand rail in the showers would have been useful as my 90yr old mum is very unsteady on her legs so struggled a bit. None of these spoilt our holiday. We had a lovely stay thank you.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    very spacious cottage, well equipt other than a small sharp knife. would return, some lovely scenery and lots of places to visit, especially the wolds wildlife park. cottage very private with nice patio area and lots of birds, would of liked a bird table. only complaint would be new matress needed in on- suite bedroom.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "Lovely location, house was perfect for us and we already tried to book again but it was already fully booked."

    Maybe another time.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "Couldn’t fault it Everting u needed and more was supplied in the property Cleanliness was top notch"

    Reviewed by PamMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely week staying at the Waverley."

    The bungalow was very clean, comfortable and very well appointed. The owner (who lives next door) was very pleasant and ensured that we had everything we needed. We have no hesitation in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "Lovely location with local information on walks and places to visit."

    A good selection of age-range books games and puzzles in the little entrance hall by the ‘front door’. Well equipped with very modern fittings. We visited East Kirby aircraft Museum, the Coastal Maritime Centre and the Ark Animal Centre and have had numerous trips to the beach. The bungalow has been very comfortable despite some initial setbacks. We hope these following comments will assist other users - all our issues were dealt with promptly. There are insufficient instructions on how to use cooker - we had to Google it before we realised the clock had to be at the right time of day for the ovens to function and instructions for adjusting the timing for the heating. On our arrival there were insufficient bath towels and a complete set were dirty, so we had to wash them. (No laundry powder or dishwasher tabs are supplied). Dishwasher door was very stiff when we first started to use it and to make it work we had to wedge a chair against its door to close it fully so that the seal would engage and the programme start. It has worked well since then. We found the floor cleaning was only areas visible. As we had our granddaughter with us, we frequently had to retrieve small toys from under the settees in the lounge area or toy box in the front vestibule - furniture had obviously not been moved to vacuum. We understand an agency come in to clean. We slept in the room with the en-suite. The double bed is a standard double with a spring-mattress which is very ‘noisy’ when getting into bed - suspect it needs replacing. We would book again if coming to this beautiful area.

    Reviewed by GailFeb 2022

  • "A very comfortable bungalow with all we needed for a good holiday."

    We were really pleased with it's location as its central for visiting the coast and other towns yet quiet and peaceful. The owner was very welcoming. Our only complaint was that the holiday went too quickly. Further stays at waverley are a must.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2022

  • "This property should really be 5 star."

    Exactly as advertised. clean and comfortable. Possibly looks like an old style bungalow on outside, but inside is totally different- bang up to date and extremely well fitted. No complaints.

    Reviewed by NigelNov 2021

  • "This is a lovely holiday bungalow in a very peaceful area."

    I would have given it 5 stars but in our opinion (4 adults), the beds/mattresses need updating to ensure a good night's sleep. None of us slept well. If it wasn't for the beds, we would book every year. Booking with Sykes was very good

    Reviewed by AnthonyNov 2021

  • "This was an extremely comfortable property with all the creature comforts we needed."

    Ideally located for the coast and the nearby towns. Woodthorpe Garden Centre has a spectacular Christmas display and the Alford market, other independent shops and Craft Centre provided some quirky shopping opportunities. Abundant food/drink options in surrounding area. Think a return visit is highly likely.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "Bungalow was in a very quiet position in the village."

    There is one pub which serves great food (you can't be in a hurry though). The nearest shops/supermarket are 10 minutes drive away. Going to book again for next year. Communication from Sykes very good. Apparently the owner of the bungalow lives next door but we didn't see him/her which we weren't bothered about.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2021

  • "Could do with Shower Chair for the elderly ."

    (fortunately we took one with us )

    Reviewed by DianeSep 2021

  • "The bungalow was even more than we expected it was very clean was very well equipped ."

    Had everything to make our stay very comfortable.Ideally situated with plenty of attractions close by

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2021

  • "Waverly is a beautiful bungalow which we enjoyed staying in last week."

    It is nicely furnished with what looked like new sofas and comfortable beds. The bathrooms are modern and bright, and the third w.c. was very useful. The kitchen is also very modern and well equipped. The whole place is light and airy and we could happily live there - except that Skendleby is a bit quiet !

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2021

  • "Well appointed accommodation in a good location for walking and sightseeing."

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "Cleanliness could of been better on arrival, dirty toilet, cobwebs in all rooms & dirt on floor."

    Broken items in property like toilet seat, toilet brush, toilet roll stand & hover. Cottage was nice overall, great base for days out.

    Reviewed by GarethJul 2021

  • "Great location and we had fabulous weather."

    It has a lovely garden. Just slightly let down with less than expected cleanliness levels inside the cottage.

    Reviewed by LouisaJul 2021

  • "A very peaceful place in a lovely little village."

    Easy access to get around the local area, not too far to get to the coast or vist NT properties. Arrived in rain, left in rain but beautiful weather inbetween. (Maybe some tongs would be a good idea

    Reviewed by MaureenJun 2021

  • "No major issues"

    Reviewed by SamJun 2021

  • "Liked it so much we have already rebooked for next year."

    John Oddy

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "The approach to the cottage is very vague."

    Our sat nav took us to a cemetery, nowhere near the property. This needs urgent attention to help your future customers, driving aimlessly around an unfamiliar area. We also had problems with the main shower, and kitchen sink working incorrectly. The owner seemed totally unaware of these problems, within her property. Very strange seeing that the next customers thru the door, can only arrive after 4pm. Seeing that you have to vacate before 10am, that leaves 6 hours, to clean and check property, before we arrived. My further opinion is that it is crying out for a hot tub. There is more than enough private garden space available to site one. Especially for people with mobility issues, not able to walk and explore the Lincs Wolds. I wouldnt think we would re-book. SORRY KATHRYN. G

    Reviewed by GrahamApr 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean and very comfortable cottage."

    Very peaceful surroundings which is just what we wanted. Excellent break. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AnnetteApr 2021

  • "Waverley is an excellent holiday accommodation."

    It's super clean, very well maintained and peaceful. The location is good too. You are in a quiet village but not remote, being able to access the main roads within a couple of minutes. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyOct 2020

  • "Very good house and accommodation."

    Took us a while to work out the 'smart' equipment. Could have done with a DVD player. Good positive comments

    Reviewed by DerekSep 2020

  • "Lovely property and everything for Covid in place so felt really safe during our ..."

    Lovely property and everything for Covid in place so felt really safe during our visit, will definitely recommend this place

    Reviewed by JaivantJul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Utility
  • Open-plan kitchen/diner/conservatory/sitting room with underfloor heating
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating
  • Range cooker with gas oven and hob, American-style fridge/freezer with water dispenser, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Lawn and patio garden with furniture and a lockable shed for bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, Pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: Access to public footpath, which has access rights, at the far corner to the right of the property

The property

Spilsby 4.4 miles.

Situated on a quiet country lane, next door to the owner's home, in a slightly elevated position which offers wonderful views of the Lincolnshire Wolds, in the village of Skendleby near Spilsby, is this single-storey cottage, Waverley.

Located within the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB, while being a short drive from the coast and a selection of sandy beaches, Waverley is an ideal property for a family, couple of group of up to six wanting to enjoy the Lincolnshire countryside and coast.

Accessed up a large driveway, with space for four vehicles, enter the property through the back door and step into the utility room, with a convenient washing machine and tumble dryer, a room for moody boots after a day of exploring and a cloakroom with WC and basin.

From here, the spacious open-plan living space with a conservatory, which doubles up as a sitting room, and has cosy underfloor heating, with plenty of seating to relax onto while enjoying watching something on the TV, you can also access the patio area from the patio door.

The contemporary and spacious kitchen is well-equipped to cater for all of your culinary needs, with a Range cooker, American-style fridge/freezer with a water dispenser and dishwasher, here you can prepare home-cooked meals that the whole group can sit down and enjoy together at the dining table, the owners have hung lovely maps of the Wolds on the walls, so you can get to know your surroundings and make plans for how to spend your days.

Heading towards the front of the property are the three bedrooms, a large double with an en-suite shower room a further double with huge built in wardrobes and a twin, serviced by the family bathroom with a choice of bath and walk-in shower; each bedroom is spacious, light and airy with wonderful views across the front of the property.

Outside is a large lawn, along with a patio area and outdoor furniture, where you can enjoy an alfresco meal or just soak up the sun on a warm day, along with a lockable shed providing secure bike storage.

Waverley is in a great location, well-placed for exploring the coast and countryside.

Se within the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB, you will find many scenic walking trails, including a public footpath, which has access rights, at the far corner of the property, along with the lovely Snipe Dale Country Park, which has more than 200 acres of rolling countryside, picnic spots and way-marked trails.

A few miles from Skendleby is the historical market town on Spilsby, with a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, in a quaint and traditional setting, with pretty countryside to admire and explore.

The thriving market town of Horncastle is slightly further afield, situated between the River Bain and River Waring, with an extensive history; part of its Roman walls remain today.

There are lots of unique shops and antiques centres in the town, along with a host of attractions, including the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, Wolds Wildlife Park and a hike up Langton Hill.

The coast is under 10 miles away, with a range of sandy beaches to discover at seaside resorts Skegness and the quieter Chapel St Leonard's, while further up the coast, you will find Donna Nook, where you can enjoy observing seals.

With so much to see and do right on your doorstep, Waverley is a fantastic retreat for exploring the best of Lincolnshire's coast and countryside.

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About the location


Horncastle 9.8 miles; Skegness 12 miles.

The historical market town of Spilsby sits midway between Horncastle and the coast, offering a range of characterful pubs, independent shops and a selection of eateries, all set amongst the quaint traditional streets. The town is surrounded by pretty countryside and lovely little villages worthy of exploring, whilst Horncastle is just 15 minutes’ drive away, renowned for its interesting shops and antiques centres where you’re certain to pick up a reminder of your time in this lovely location. Spend the afternoon at Snipe Dale Country Park, which offers 200 acres of beautiful rolling countryside with way marked trails, picnic areas and a variety of wildlife. Or head east to find yourself beside the sea within a 20-minute drive, where you’ll find Skegness with its traditional seaside attractions, or the quieter resort of Chapel St Leonard’s, both with delightful golden sandy beaches. Spilsby is a lovely location for your Lincolnshire getaway, with a wealth of things to see and do nearby.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas