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The Old Gate House Annexe

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage in a remote spot but within easy reach of all you need."

    Well appointed and I suspect a week here when it's warm would be fabulous, however cottage was warm and roomier on the inside than its looks. Fully enclosed garden meant we were very relaxed letting our dog out and she enjoyed the space. Would 100% return and Alford was my kind of small old market town.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2024

  • "It was a beautiful cottage with a great garden and summer house, we understand that It wouldn't be perfect but it was pretty close."

    For us with a very active dog we would have found the use of a washing machine for dog towels and blankets very useful. However the location in fantastic, very quiet and remote just how we like it. We would like to return at sometime in the future maybe when its not so wet and muddy.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Mar 2024

  • "Ideal base for touring the local area."

    Clean and comfortable with all the home comforts you expect whilst away. Very quiet and completely private. We hope to return when we next visit our old home turf.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2024

  • "The Annexe had everything we were hoping for."

    Very clean warm cosy and all utensils you could ask for. The secure garden was what we wanted for our dog.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Nov 2023

  • "The Old Gate House is an ideal place to stay for a quiet countryside retreat."

    This is the second time we have stayed here and have enjoyed it each time. 10 mins drive from the beach, which is great for exercising our dog and also within easy reach of all sorts of wonderful places. Its perfect!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was a nice clean and spacious place which i have come to expect from Sykes holidays"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "It was everything you hope a holiday cottage will be - clean, modern, all the items you might need."

    It was also a very peaceful place in lovely countryside surroundings.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really nice place lots of space for the dog and central for beaches or towns ."

    Tranquil in the evenings with the lovely surprise of jet planes every now and then . Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Wilkinson5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect for a quiet getaway, gated garden for dog to play in and good local pub within walking distance/5 min drive"

    Reviewed by Johnathan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely relaxing week at the cottage, exactly what we wanted, secure garden for our elderly dog, cottage had everything ,all on one level, plenty of places to visit in area, our first time in that area will definitely be visiting again."

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was such a relaxing peaceful stay the properties location was perfect within distance of many dog friendly beach's it was also very clean with even some milk and cookies for a nice hot drink when we arrived."

    I wpuld definitely recommend this place for anyone to stay with there four legged babies it really was such a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Leanne4.7Aug 2023

  • "Yes we enjoyed our stay it was lovely and quiet the weather was good."

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage very well equipped everything you could need,friendly host we met George on our 2nd day."

    The garden is a delight lovely for either sitting ,eating or just listening to the bird song so peaceful. There was even a dog bed, bowls, lead,doggy shower and towels provided if needed. Will not hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay was very comfortable and had every thing you would need the owner had thought about every thing the milk and cookies on arrival were a nice touch, it was very clean and plenty of space, the garden was nice and secure."

    Close to plenty of amenities. Would definitely recommend this property. Thankyou for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful holiday staying in your beautiful Annexe."

    We will definitely will come back again. We loved the countryside to take our dog for lovely walks and also not too far from the beach. What more could you ask for. Caroline

    Reviewed by Peter & Caroline5.0Jun 2023

  • "We have had a really lovely relaxing week at the annex."

    The annex has everything you need ,an enclosed garden for our dogs, comfortable bed, nice and clean. We were greeted with milk and biscuits which was a nice touch.Was close to lovely beaches, plenty to do in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had 8 nights at the Anex and found it most comfortable very clean and well equipped plus adequate space for 2 guests."

    George was very quick to respond to a problem with a gas bottle. Nice garden and comfy summer house. The only issue was the parking area requires the loose gravel more compact.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "Delightful bungalow-bright,clean and comfortable."

    The kitchen is very well equipped for all cooking needs. The garden is lovely and our dog thought so too!! He also enjoyed long walks in the wildlife filled countryside. A great place to relax and chill out !!

    Reviewed by Henry5.0May 2023

  • "Although everything was as listed we found two things that really spoilt our stay , when we arrived I turned into the car park to turn round and immediately got stuck in the deep gravel this was not a good start and to top it all friends who live in Spalding came to visit us and before I could stop them their car went the same way but worse stones chipped his paint with the wheel spin, needed assistance to get out ."

    The bed was the most uncomfortable I've experienced in years and because of it we never had a restful night's sleep

    Reviewed by Philip3.4Apr 2023

  • "A perfect location for our visit, one which we would happily book again if we return to the area."

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely 5 days staying in the annexe."

    It was very clean and just the right size for us with our Labrador. The kitchen was well stocked and a selection of films to watch on rainy days too. Very warm and cosy and we had a rainy and bitter cold day. The welcome pack was much appreciated with milk, biscuits and dog treats. The garden was lovely to sit in although there was one place our lab could have escaped where there is a gap in the bushes and a very low mesh fence. A simple fix to cure it! We would recommend a stay here and will return again.

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We will investigate the gap and ensure that this is rectified. Best wishes to you all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Mar 2023

  • "Great place for those of us who can't get around so well now."

    Has everything you need including a frying pan that actually is non stick and a knife that can slice a tomato ( these are both rare occurrences in my experience). Really clean,comfy settees and a really comfortable bed

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great property clean & comfortable a little draughty around windows."

    ... small curtains would help 10.5 tog duvet a little too warm... a seasonal duvet would be better 9 tog + 4.5 tog Otherwise a fabulous break

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Mar 2023

  • "Highly Recommended."

    The cottage is modern, warm throughout (under-floor heating - except the shower room), very well-presented with comfortable bed and furniture, and well-equipped kitchen and shower room. It is in a quiet, rural area and has a secure garden - which our dog loved. Our only minor issue was that it would have been nice to have the heating on when we arrived as it was a cold winter's day and it took several hours to get up the place warm. A new tin-opener is definitely needed too!

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2023

  • "Delightful cottage in a lovely setting."

    The dog secure garden was very welcome. Most enjoyable stay in a beautiful area of the Lincolnshire countryside.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jan 2023

  • "The annexe is a lovely clean warm cottage with all essentials provided."

    Unfortunately when we arrived there was an unpleasant smell from the bathroom. We reported it to the owner the next morning as it was worse and we thought it was from the cesspit. This was rectified the next day but it was 2 days of our holiday spoilt as when we opened the bathroom door the smell came into the kitchen /living room. Not sure if we would book again.

    We were mortified when we received your call to report an unpleasant smell in the annex, on the morning of the first day of your holiday and immediately attended the property to resolve the problem. It was evident that the shower drain trap had been removed for cleaning purposes but had not been correctly reinserted. We believed that we had successfully sorted the problem out at the time but unfortunately you reported that the smell had returned the following morning. Whilst you were out for the day we replaced the shower drain trap with a brand new one which resolved the problem immediately. You rang us that evening to say that the problem had indeed, been resolved. We cannot apologise enough that this occurred as it was very unpleasant. We are very sorry that you feel unsure that you would stay at the property again and that it spoilt two days of your holiday. We can assure you that this was an isolated incident that we have now resolved. We take pride in the cleanliness of our property and hope that you understand that from time to time, due to wear and tear, occasionally there will be issues along the way. We guarantee that any issues are resolved as quickly as possible. It was lovely to meet both of you and your wonderful rescue dog, Kos. Kindest regards to you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jan 2023

  • "A quality cottage with everything you could want and more."

    Highly recommended and we would certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Nov 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage, so clean and warm."

    Lots of little helpful extras to make it special. Very helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Nov 2022

  • "Super little holiday rental, the owners have thought of everything, and more, we did take our own 3 tog duvet in anticipation of a heavier one being provided which seems usual !"

    The Annex was lovely and warm, though not too hot - we were lucky with the weather for mid to end October but I think one could turn the temperature setting up easily for colder weather. Some have complained about the driveway stones - didn't bother us at all !! Joint best cottage we've stayed in and by far the nearest for us to revisit so that is a definite !! Owner George and his mum (we met them whilst out walking) are just lovely.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Well appointed clean and comfortable accommodation."

    Everything was provided with a number of thoughtful extras.Most enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Des5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a peaceful holiday with our dog the garden was secure so no worries about letting him out."

    The annexe was spotless and was very well equipped. We enjoyed it so much we are going back in April. Say no more.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.1Aug 2022

  • "The old gate house annexe is beautiful there is everything you need, we took all the essentials but we didn’t need to because everything was there we needed for are stay, the only thing we needed to bring was are food."

    Excellent great value for what we paid, are dogs loved the garden if your looking for peace and quiet this is the place for you one BIG thank you.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Aug 2022

  • "The annex was really lovely everything was supplied it was clean and very well ..."

    The annex was really lovely everything was supplied it was clean and very well kept and very central for all areas couldn’t fault it anyway would love to revisit in the near future

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay , very well equipped and was much needed relaxing few days with our puppy , will definitely return ."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place very peaceful"

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was a great little base from which to explore to coastal attractions and surrounding countryside."

    The directions to the property were a little misleading and it would be simpler to take the Alford road, turn left after the Grammar School and left again at the t junction. I don't advise anyone to use satnav as we were asked a few times, by delivery drivers, where various cottages were as their SatNavs were taking them round in circles. What3Words however will take you straight to the gate. Other reviews have mentioned the deep gravel but if you reverse onto the gravel up to the gate it's not that bad. It is more tricky to manoeuvre in the turning area so just avoid it. The Annex is clean, warm, comfortable and fully equipped. It's location, means there is no light or noise pollution so you can either snooze on the provided loungers, listening to the birdsong, or wander down the lanes to look for hares, rheas, lamas or alpacas before doing a bit of stargazing into the night. Bliss!

    Reviewed by C5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property, clean well equipped safe for dogs and peaceful."

    Only one very very minor nigle was the gravel car driveway very uneven and difficult to walk on and even for a four-by-four not easy to drive on. But overall we had a lovely time and hope to be back before long.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2022

  • "I have only given three for comfort because we like to sleeping in complete darkness at home with heavy curtains whilst the bedroom at the property had blinds that tended to let in the light, but of course this is personal choice and I am sure most people would be happy with the arrangements."

    Reviewed by William4.7May 2022

  • "A lovely stay for us all."

    Ideal location to explore the area. Clean and spacious lots of welcoming touches, milk, cookies and dog biscuits. We all had a lovely relaxing week away. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2022

  • "Annex great."

    Duvet13tog,to much for us.Summerhouse now in dark brown is not attractive and totally differant from brochure.Parking area is too heavily gravelled andit is difficult to grip car wheels. Suggest wheelchair not practical.In spite of had a nice stay.

    Reviewed by David4.1Apr 2022

  • "Perfect for a relaxing time."

    Well thought out with supplied utilities and furnishings. Left in peace.Would certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is a lovely annex with everything you could wish for."

    It was spotlessly clean. Bedding and towels were provided as well as tea, coffee, milk and biscuits etc. Every detail had been thought of. The location is superb if you like peace and quiet, there was no light or noise pollution. Wonderful garden and private driveway. I would thoroughly recommend, we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2022

  • "Very friendly and helpful hosts."

    Warm and comfortable accomodation.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Jan 2022

  • "Very clean, cosy would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jan 2022

  • "Couldn’t believe how great this place is , everything was provided including coffee, tea, biscuits, dog treats, etc."

    Amazing a credit to the owners. Thanks for allowing our 3 dogs.

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Nov 2021

  • "Slight problem with heating but owners where so helpful and kind."

    Soon sorted , would highly recommend and look forward to another visit soon. Countryside stunning Graham and Elaine Purt

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2021

  • "No complaints, beautiful location, ideal for the dog, was lovely and tidy."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2021

  • "The location was great the annex was great in fact everything was great"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Everything in it we needed for a comfortable stay."

    Nice to find milk tea coffee sugar biscuits. It was lovely and clean and cleaning products left to clean with. The only thing was first night we were chilly but couldn’t work the underfloor heating. Did not report this to George the owner as the weather warmed up. When we first got there we met George who was very nice and told us to let him know if we needed anything. Thank you for a nice time.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Sep 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room walk-in, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed
  • Summer house
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment
  • TV, WiFi, DVD player, hairdryer, iron
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private driveway parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio, furniture, including sun loungers and summer house
  • Pet-friendly
  • £15.00 supplement per pet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: The property is suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: The property can sleep four guests with the sofa bed

The property

Alford 3 miles.

Resting on the outskirts of Alford is this semi-detached, single-storey annex, The Old Gate House Annexe.

With beautiful countryside views, The Old Gate House Annexe is a romantic base for exploring this part of Lincolnshire, within easy reach of the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

You are greeted to the property by a large and private gravel driveway, before you enter the gate into the enclosed garden, where there is lawn for your furry friends to play, a patio with furniture for an evening of al fresco dining and the extra feature of a summer house which is a peaceful place to sit.

Stepping into the property, there is an open-plan living space with two sofas, one of which turns into a sofa bed, surrounding a television which has a DVD player for you to enjoy your favourite films, as well as well-equipped kitchen area where you can prepare a picnic or rustle up an evening meal to enjoy around the round dining table.

When the evening draws to a close, head to the double bedroom which offers views of the garden and storage space for you to unpack any personal belongings.

To complete the annex, there is a shower room which has a large walk-in shower, making a stylish space for guests to get ready for a long day ahead.

Take a short drive into the market town of Alford which is centered around a Manor House boasting museums and exhibitions, and also has a range of shops, two pubs, two local butchers and is home to a twice-weekly market.

The Old Gate House Annexe is set so closely to the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB which is a scenic spot for walking and cycling, and also nearby you can hop on board the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway between Ludborough and North Thoresby.

Also within driving distance you can discover the birds and animals at Claythorpe Watermill and Wildfowl Gardens, discover the ruins of the 13th century Bolingbroke Castle which was the birthplace of Henry IV, or relax on the golden sandy beaches at Mablethorpe and Skegness which both have Seal Sanctuary's.

For a marvellous trip to this scenic part of Lincolnshire, with both countryside and sandy beaches close by, choose The Old Gate House Annexe as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Mablethorpe 8 miles; Skegness 11 miles; Louth 14 miles; Horncastle 15 miles.

Alford is a charming market town in Lincolnshire. It is set at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is about 11 miles north-west of the coastal resort of Skegness. There is a wide range of shops including a pharmacy, grocers and two butchers as well as a large shop which specialises in doll’s houses and their contents. Alford has become an important centre for arts and crafts with many markets held throughout the year. The main market is held in the Market Place every Tuesday and Friday with the craft market being held every August Bank Holiday as well as Christmas markets being held every year. Alford is known for its Grade 1 listed working windmill, which is used commercially to produce stone-ground organic flour. Alford Manor House is a central point in the town, with its exhibitions and museum as well as a tea room and open gardens. With Alford being set in the Lincolnshire Wolds, there are plenty of walking and cycling routes to follow or even take a trip to the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway or Claythorpe Watermill and Wildfowl Gardens, where you will find plenty of birds and animals, with plenty of space to sit and relax with great views of the old mill. Within 30 mins, you will find the seaside resorts of Skegness and Mablethorpe, with great beaches, making a great playground for children and adults alike. For something different, why not visit the towns of Louth or Horncastle, which both have a good range of shops and pubs as well as regular street and farmers markets? Whatever you decide to do, you will not be short of choice for your holiday in this lovely area of Lincolnshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas