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Old Blacksmiths Cottage

(Ref. 1055768)

Market Rasen, Lincolnshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Outstanding"

    Thanks for the great review, it was a pleasure to meet you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is a delightfully small but cosy and appropriately equipped cottage suitable for a few days away."

    In addition to the central heating, there is a log burner, for which logs are supplied, which all makes for a comfy night in on a chilly evening. If you're a walker, there are plenty of suitable footpaths and lanes to wander and explore. The generally flat terrain makes the going easy. All in all a very pleasant and delightful few days away.

    Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Feb 2024

  • "Stayed here twice."

    Both times have been amazing! Will definitely be booking a third visit :)

    So glad you enjoyed staying in the cottage, we look forward to your next visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Feb 2024

  • "Had a good time."

    Steve was very nice and greeted us when we arrived.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay and had a chance to explore the Lincolnshire wolds despite the showery weather Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Dec 2023

  • "Enjoyed our time there, good cycling, lovely cottage"

    It’s a great area for cyclists and we look forward to welcoming you back soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Nov 2023

  • "Delightful property with absolutely everything we needed."

    It’s cozy size actually enhanced our stay! Location convenient for both city (Lincoln) and coast. Owners extremely friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

    We do appreciate your great feedback, and we hope to see you again when you next visit the Lincolnshire Wolds Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Oct 2023

  • "Although compact, this lovely cottage has provided us with everything we needed for our stay."

    The bed is very comfortable too which is a big tick.

    Thank you very much for your kind comments and we hope that you will come and stay with us again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Quaint cottage, got warm and cosy when the fire lit."

    Compact but it had everything we needed - even managed to cook a Sunday roast! A lot of traffic noise as busy main road the other side of hedge at front of property. It would have been good to know about parking further away from property before we booked, but agree it would be dangerous to try and pull out on the corner behind the hedge. Nice place for a short stay, lovely welcome pack and hosts very friendly. Nice independent shops locally.

    Reviewed by Alice4.1Sep 2023

  • "Sweet little cottage."

    Ideal for 1 or 2 people and a dog. Very friendly helpful owners. Information book very clear and informative. Very convenient base for exploring the local area with lots of walks for the dog!

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Aug 2023

  • "We have stayed twice now."

    Lovely host, great cottage in great location. Every detail has been thought of. Lovely log burner with logs provided. Lots of treats left for you to enjoy. I’m sure we’ll be back again. We have stayed at many cottages with Sykes and this is one of our favourites! Thanks Annette :)

    Thanks so much for your kind comments Christopher and we look forward to welcoming you back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Old Blacksmiths cottage was a delightful and well equipped retreat for us and our dog."

    Extremely clean on arrival and despite being a small space, it was very well designed and equipped. We even managed to make a full roast dinner! Annette and Steve were very welcoming hosts, providing us with a lovely food hamper including delicious Lincolnshire plum loaf. Unfortunately, the weather on our trip meant that we couldn't spend time in the beautiful garden specifically for the cottage. But we were very cosy, inside. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Anton4.7Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was very charming, welcoming, comfy, clean, very well equipped."

    Everyone was friendly and helpful when we asked about places to visit and walks within the area. Would definitely recommend this little gem.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we really appreciate your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very nice little cottage exactly like it shows in the photos, lovely warm welcoming hosts nice welcome pack of goodies"

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback, we do appreciate it. We hope that you will stay with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay lovely owner's our second stay"

    It was great to welcome you back and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Well appointed."

    Nice generous welcome pack. It's the little things that count like the thick fluffy bath towels. Thank you.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will visit again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frank5.0May 2023

  • "April 7th to 10th Thank you for a lovely 3 night stay at Blacksmiths cottage."

    The Hosts had thought of everything to make us have a comfortable stay. We would definitely stay here again Eric, Gill, and Zac are little dog

    Thanks so much for your kind comments and we do hope that you will stay with us again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2023

  • "Cosy cottage in a very nice setting, very comfortable bed, cottage well placed for visiting the whole of Lincolnshire wether that be towns or coast,also ideal for our antique hunt,walks close by if you take a four legged friend, we would definitely book again if going to the area."

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "Thank you for a relaxing weekend, what a super cottage."

    Thank you for the welcome pack, treats for Archie & all the other small touches. Log burner made the evenings so cosy. We really don’t want to leave. We’d both love to return. Many thanks Ollie, Sarah & Archie Dog

    There will always be a warm welcome at Old Blacksmiths Cottage and we do hope you will visit us again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Feb 2023

  • "Wonderfully cosy."

    Annette and Steve have thought of everything you might need for the stay, and provided it. Particularly nice for me to stay in, as my Grandad was a blacksmith. Lovely to be able to take the dog for a walk without having to get into the car first. Highly recommended.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jan 2023

  • "Delightful little cottage, very clean and comfortable, will go back again in the summer, plus the coalfire , made it so cosy in the evening."

    Everything was perfect

    We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Sadly the ice cream parlour in the village wasn't open during my stay (over Christmas) but other than that I had a very enjoyable stay in this lovely cottage."

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay over Christmas and look forward to welcoming you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2022

  • "We spent a most enjoyable week in this compact yet very cosy cottage."

    Spotlessly clean and containing everything you could possibly require. Our enjoyment was enhanced by the generosity, (a wonderful welcoming pack was provided) friendliness and helpfulness of the owners.

    Thank you so much for your kind words, it was lovely to meet you and we hope you will return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louis5.0Nov 2022

  • "Enjoyed staying in the cottage."

    We both had a lovely time they was everything you needed for your stay. Plenty of leaflets about things to do and walks in the area. Many thanks Jan and bill . York.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect - compact, yes, but very cosy and equipped with everything that was necessary."

    The owner provided a delicious loaf of Lincolnshire Plum bread and some Lincolnshire cheese - a lovely touch (and some doggy treats too!). The woodburning stove took a while to get going - probably first use of the season - but made the cottage very warm. Absolutely no complaints!

    Thanks so much for such lovely feedback, we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2022

  • "Thanks too both the property owners and Sykes for a perfect break."

    Delightful cottage gt area everything we needed and more Would like too stay there in the winter with the log burner on Thanks again Phil

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again in winter! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Aug 2022

  • "Despite being quite small, the property was thoughtfully designed and had everything we needed for a short break."

    It was very clean and we found the bed very comfortable. The welcome hamper of essential groceries and local treats was very generous, and much appreciated, and the walk leaflets and maps were very helpful. Only downside, was the proximity to the main road, but we only found it noisy at rush hour and not at all during the night.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great property, lovely owners."

    Highly recommend.

    Thanks so much for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very nice little cottage with everything you need really nice owners in a beautiful part of the country"

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "We only had a very short stay but the little cottage was brilliant !"

    The owners had tried to think of everything you might need for your stay, and gone even further with lots of little touches. Just lovely !!

    Thank you so much for your kind words, we hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0May 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage, perfect for 2 and a dog, romantic, well-equipped, thoughtfully laid out, with everything you need for a short stay."

    The hosts very generously laid out teas, coffee and a hamper with local goodies. The house was very clean, the towels gorgeously fluffy, the heating up or down at the touch of a button. Annette and Steve had also thought of little details such as a vase of wildflowers. The wifi was good - we held two video calls at the same time. The surroundings were breathtaking. Our walk up the hill behind the cottage was amazing every morning. All in all, an excellent holiday. And to add to all of that, the hosts posted our (unneeded!) woolly hats which we'd left behind! Just brilliant!

    Thank you for your feedback, we’re glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandy5.0May 2022

  • "My husband and I loved our stay at this charming cottage, as did our dog!"

    We spent some nights at home with the wood burner and a home cooked dinner and some nights out trying one of the many local restaurants. The cottage has everything we needed and to owners were very welcoming and attentive. It was amazingly clean and well kept. Our dog enjoyed walks at the local woods and we all enjoyed visiting Lincoln and the local towns. We most definitely will stay again! Thank you so much for having us!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great little cottage just the job for a long weekend in the Lincolnshire Wolds ..."

    Great little cottage just the job for a long weekend in the Lincolnshire Wolds great walks nearby would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2022

  • "A fantastic, well appointed, cosy cottage."

    Owners have thought of everything to ensure a comfortable, relaxing stay. A wonderful location to explore many great walking routes - my dog loved it!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Me and my boyfriend booked this cottage for a little valentine’s day get away and we had such a great time, the owners are so lovely and provide a lot in the cottage for the stay."

    We highly recommend for anyone else who is looking for a relaxing and quiet cottage.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Feb 2022

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  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, small freezer, slow cooker, TV with DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Side and rear lawned garden with table and chairs
  • One well-behaved small to medium sized dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.6 miles, pub 2.3 miles
  • Note: Sloped ceilings in the bedroom, please take care
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed, care to be taken with pets

The property

This pretty, detached cottage rests in an idyllic setting within the little village of North Willingham, in the Lincolnshire Wolds, just a few miles from Market Rasen.

Old Blacksmiths Cottage has been tastefully decorated with some lovely character features including exposed beams, to offer a romantic base for couples, ideal for exploring this beautiful region of Lincolnshire.

Enter the property into the open-plan living space, presented in a country-style farmhouse with basic amenities, including an oven, 2-ring hob, microwave, fridge and slow cooker.

Relax upon the armchair as you ponder on the day’s adventures, switching off as the warmth of the woodburning stove aids relaxation.

As your eyes begin to close, move upstairs to the bedroom, boasting a character feel with sloped ceilings and a double bed, here you can lay to rest after a long day, or rejuvenate yourself with a quick shower in the en-suite.

Balmy evenings can be enjoyed in the pretty garden, a lovely space with a table and chairs and plenty of room for your four-legged friend to explore.

Get to know your surroundings as you embark on a countryside footpath, and you may even stumble across the scenic Willingham Woods, home to numerous trails and paths for all ages and abilities.

The village is also home to Wrights of Willingham Ice Cream Parlour which is within walking distance of the property and the ice cream is made on the farm using the milk.

The nearby market town of Market Rasen is home to an array of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés, alongside a rich heritage with many stories waiting to be discovered; some of which can be found in town’s virtual tour.

Nearby the villages of Tealby, described as a most charming village, has the Kings Head pub, the oldest thatched pub in Lincolnshire; and Walesby, home of All Saints 'Ramblers' Church.

For walkers in the party you can join the long distance Viking Way trail at any point in nearby Tealby, Walesby or Ludford.

For a change of scenery, the city of Lincoln is 20 miles away, offering a great range of history including the famous 11th century gothic cathedral, Lincoln Castle, and the renowned Steep Hill boasting charming 12th century homes, as well as a beautiful art gallery, shopping centres for getting your fix of retail therapy and the Marina to enjoy.

If a day on the coast is on your to-do list, the miles of sandy beaches of the Lincolnshire coastline are just a scenic drive away, making Old Blacksmiths Cottage is a superb getaway, whatever time of year.

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About the location


Lincoln 15.5 miles; Louth 17 miles; Mablethorpe 29.5 miles.

Market Rasen is a small market town on the River Rase, surrounded by open countryside and woodland and located on the western edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The gently rolling landscape and picturesque villages prove a magnet for cyclists, walkers and wildlife lovers, with many quiet trails and country lanes to explore. Enjoy a round of golf on the tree-lined, 18-hole golf course, visit the National Hunt racecourse, or spend a day on one of the Lincolnshire Coast's unspoilt sandy beaches. Visit Lincoln, with its 11th century castle, beautiful cathedral and vast array of shops. For antiques lovers, Europe's largest antiques centre at Hemswell and the market town of Horncastle are within easy reach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas