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Old Rectory Cottage

(Ref. 1092235)

Washingborough, Lincolnshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, great setting , had a fantastic week the neighbours were really friendly and welcoming."

    Lovely welcoming pack. Dog loved her bed either in the kitchen( underfloor heating) or net to radiator in sitting room. Must have been luxury for her as only heat at home is log burner. The shower was great, but seemed to know one temperature, very hot too very very hot but it was workable if you were quick. Had a relaxing time and explored a county I had previously just driven through. would recommend the Old Rectory to any dog holiday travellers. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely Cottage ideally located at a great price Red Arrows flying around most days 2 Pubs, Chinese, Pizza/Burger joint."

    Co-Op locally Plenty dog walks around local area Lovely welcome pack on arrival Lincoln only 10 mins away

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a most enjoyable stay in this very comfortable and well-equipped cottage situated in very pleasant surroundings and within easy reach of Lincoln."

    We really appreciated the thoughtful ‘Welcome’ basket, milk and drinks on arrival. The Ferryboat pub is well worth a visit; good food at very reasonable prices.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2024

  • "This was my second stay."

    I returned for a week as my prior long weekend stay was too short. It’s a really lovely dog friendly cottage with lots of home comforts in a very historic part of the country. The Washingborough Hall Hotel around the corner has a lovely restaurant and it’s worth trying to book a table there when visiting. I shall no doubt be returning to stay at this cottage.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jan 2024

  • "The cottage is beautiful very comfortable and cosy especially with the log burner and the Christmas tree lit up in the evenings."

    The welcome pack much appreciated. We spent three days in Lincoln. The restaurant in the cathedral is very good. The bus in the high street takes a few minutes and straight into the city. We couldn’t walk the river path due to flooding so will have to come back to do that. The ferry boat pub and the butcher and beast pub in the next village also very good. Lovely relaxing week away thank you

    Reviewed by Neville4.7Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful picturesque location, very cosy and comfortable plenty of walks within easy reach of the property, nice touch with the welcome goodie box, much appreciated."

    Well equiped kitchen with all that you need. We enjoyed our stay very much.The only negative was the shower, unless we were missing something obvious, but we could not get any cold water , the control would not regulate so the water was piping hot,and if we are being really picky the locks on the kitchen door were sometimes a little tricky to unlock. All in all though it was a wonderful stay. Thank you.

    Hi Steven, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are very pleased that you had an enjoyable stay. Apologies you struggled with the shower controls though, I wish you had just given me a call. The middle of the 3 dials controls the temperature. Turn to the left for hot and to the right for cold. I’ve been and checked since seeing this review and all works as it should. Thanks again for staying with us and we hope to welcome you back sometime. Kind regards, Ian & Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Dec 2023

  • "Lovely relaxing cottage, peaceful and cozy."

    Such a pretty view out to the front of the cottage but also very private. Lovely and warm and so much character. Easy to park outside and a lovely village so close to Lincoln. The perfect place to go back to after after a nice day out.

    Reviewed by Marie4.7Nov 2023

  • "Our second stay at this property, couldn’t fault it"

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2023

  • "We stayed here in late September."

    This cottage is fabulous and had everything we needed, from modern appliances, comfortable furnishings to lovely welcome goodies that made us and our dog feel welcome. Ideally located near a great local pub, the Ferryboat , a beautiful restaurant at the Washingborough Hall Hotel and a handy Co-op supermarket a 5 minute drive away. You also get a daily bonus of the Red Arrows on training flight fly-bys.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Comfortable, homely and thoughtfully furnished cottage."

    Plenty of kitchen ware and crockery. Welcome pack and fizz appreciated as was the availability of everyday kitchen items. Parking nearby no problem in this friendly large village. A few shops and a very pleasant pub serving reasonable food all within walking distance. A great place to stay in a very convenient location for exploring Lincoln and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2023

  • "We absolutely loved staying in this amazing cottage, it really was a home from home!"

    It has been furnished beautifully and comfortably. There was also a surprise box of kind treats left for us and our 2 cocker spaniels. The cottage offered everything that you could possibly need and was in such a convenient location. We were blessed with a lovely sunny week and so especially loved the patio area for eating outside. We had many walks (and runs) along the waterway path into Lincoln and visited many of the surrounding beaches and castles. Our 2 pups also loved their stay! The village is a lovely place and everyone was so friendly. Thank you so much, we will be back!

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage, we were a party of 4 adults, 1 toddler and 3 dogs and contrary to other postings, this house is more than large enough to comfortably accommodate a group of that size."

    The house is very well equipped and decorated with style, the welcome pack was generous and we really couldn't have wanted anything else for our stay. We called into the Ferry Boat a couple of times which is a lovely pub and we also quite easily walked into Lincoln along the cycle path. We'll definitely return here.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage, there are good aspects of it, some excellent but also some not so good."

    It is beautiful to look at, well positioned and in a great location. Everything we needed was close by. Like another review, we also had difficulty getting in when we arrived and as it was raining hard it was annoying. The key safe box is really stiff and trying to get the gate open was awkward only to realise the lock doesn't catch so it wasn't locked anyway! The rooms are well laid out, the kitchen is extremely well equipped, lovely big fridge, big enough freezer. T-towels, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid the list of what is provided for goes on. And the welcome box was a lovely bonus. Lounge was great, very relaxing, cozy with two dogs but other than sit and watch TV with a cuppa or G&T what else do you need. We found the house a bit chilly and felt damp on arrival but maybe had been empty previous to us being there, put the heating on and warmed up eventually. Upstairs, lovely big bedroom (we didn't use the other one), bed really comfy. We couldn't get the TV to work upstairs as there wasn't a signal which was a bit odd. There were a couple of not so good bits, the bathroom tiles were a bit grim with black mould in the grouting, you can actually see it in the photos but don't realise until you get in the shower. The bathroom blind broke and had to stay down for our stay. The most disappointing bit is the outside, the enclosed garden is just the courtyard, we had expected as it was dog friendly that we would have a grass area where we could let the dogs into and as ours won't "go" on the patio we had to take them out on leads to the front for their toilets. I should have realised when I read the listing so I take responsibility for this but just offering as a warning to others if they have fussy dogs. I didn't like the view from the courtyard which is of a rough old bit of land looking at a run down building with broken windows, a higher fence or something would take the edge of that eyesore.

    Hi Leanne, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave such a detailed review of your stay with us. We are so pleased you appreciated all the location, facilities, the comfort and all the added extras we provide for your stay. There are a couple of things I think it would be helpful for me to respond to. Firstly, I’ve been over to check the key safe and it worked perfectly for me first time. Sorry if you struggled with it. Old Rectory Cottage is located at the heart of the village, in a conservation area, it’s almost 300 yrs old and it grade 2 listed. So are the properties surrounding us, including the stone barn you called an eyesore. We think it’s rather charming and certainly a better view than a big fence that would block out the sun. Whilst our cottage may be old, it’s certainly not damp. As it’s summer I can see from the Nest thermostat the interior temp has been at least 18 degrees (usually more) the last couple of months and so the heating has rarely been on. When you put it on it was upto over 20 degrees in less than an hour and the thick stone walls keep the heat in! Lastly the grout in the shower started off as grey and has slowly turned much darker grey with use where it gets water on it, it’s just discoloured. It’s definitely not mould, if it was, we could easily remove it. Sorry if this impacted on your stay. Kind regards, Ian & Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leanne4.1Aug 2023

  • "Smaller than expected downstairs for 4 adults and 3 dogs but well equipped with everything you would need for your stay, Upstairs was stylish the beds were very comfortable although only one bathroom it was big and the shower was good."

    Small courtyard great for sitting out on a summer’s evening listening to the swallows.

    Hi Louise, We are glad you found our cottage so stylish and comfortable. We have worked very hard to make sure everyone enjoys their stay with us. We are disappointed you found the place small though, we hoped the 43 pictures of the property would give guests a pretty thorough overview of the place. Whilst the words of this review sound pretty positive, your miserable scoring of your stay has dropped our overall score down drastically, which is so unfair and upsetting. You even gave us 10/10 for how happy you were with your stay then scores of 50% for facilities and listing accuracy?? Just seems very unfair and inaccurate. We accept 3 dogs to help people out as we have 3 dogs ourselves (collies so not small) and understand it’s difficult to find suitable accommodation if we go away. The lounge has sofas for 6 people and the kitchen table seats 6, so we are at a bit of a loss to understand how much more space you would require for 4 adults. Glad you enjoyed your stay, but very sad your scores don’t reflect that. Ian & Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise3.1Jul 2023

  • "I had another lovely stay at The Old Rectory."

    The location is delightful, pretty and quaint part of the village. The house itself is comfortable and decorated in a really suitable modern manner, I love that it's dog friendly, the host is very helpful and overall I couldn't fault the house or the area. A lovely spot for an easy stay.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great stat"

    Hi Keith, We are so pleased you had a great stay with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon. All the best, Ian & Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful cottage, it was very well equipped and homely."

    We will definitely return

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely full welcome pack ,welcomed us."

    Even Marley ,our Dog catered for . A beautiful and comfortable cottage, in a fantastic location,near the church. The only slight gripe was that all four of our party felt the bed pillows were rather hard. Perhaps a choice of softer pillows would remedy. Overall a fantastic cottage, in lovely settings

    Hi Steve, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review of the cottage and your stay with us. The feedback on the pillows is very much appreciated and we will swap out 4 of them for a softer option to try and cater for all preferences. Our aim is to make the place as comfortable as possible, so hopefully that should do the trick. Thanks again and we would love to welcome you back again sometime. All the best, Ian & Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, location and such friendly neighbours and everyone spoke too."

    It made our stay one to remember and will recommend to all our friends. Thank you

    Hi Keith, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review of your stay. We are so pleased you had such a memorable trip, it’s really satisfying for us to hear such great feedback. We would love to welcome you back again next time you are over this way. All the best, Ian & Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you could want."

    Generous welcome back so thank you so much. Only issue we had was controlling the shower temperature as whatever we did the water remained hot. Other than this I would highly recommend and had a great stay

    Hi Steven, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We were thrilled to hear both online and in the guest book that you had a great stay. The shower is a bit of a puzzler for us as the previous review mentions how well it worked and we checked it was working as soon as we read your feedback, along with checking with the guests staying after you and there were no issues. We are so sorry you had an issue using it, we would always encourage guests to contact us about any problems during their stay as it is our absolute priority to ensure all guests are as comfortable as possible. Best wishes, Ian & Lorna :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Mar 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay at the old Rectory, decorated to a high standard and in a great location."

    It took a short while to work out how to get in (through the gate and two locks on the kitchen door) and when it snowed/rained it was a bit squelchy underfoot near the gate. Large comfortable sofas, just a tad too low for our old knees! Bed very comfortable indeed and the shower worked very well. Constantly having to straighten the lounge rug under the coffee table, it wrinkled at the slightest movement. The welcome box had some great things in it, much appreciated. The heating worked very well with a Nest thermostat in the kitchen which mostly tracked our needs. We mostly ate out but cooked a little on the very large complicated range which we never found the instructions for but managed to work out. The wifi was mostly reliable although we noticed it restarted a couple of times during our stay. The cottage yard was very dog friendly and no doubt is a lovely suntrap in the summer months.

    Hi Ian, Many thanks for leaving such a thorough review of your stay with us. We are so pleased you had a comfortable stay. We are sorry you found the cooker complicated, it is a gas hob and electric oven and there are details on each dial but we will check if further instructions may be helpful. Thanks again, best wishes, Ian & Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Mar 2023

  • "Great property."

    Nice touches for dog owners too, my wife loved the lead hanger and coat hooks. Thank you, the property is a credit to you and we couldn’t fault our stay.

    Hi James, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review, we really appreciate it. We have 2 dogs ourselves so love to be able to provide the little extra touches that we would love if we were to go and stay in a holiday cottage. We are very grateful for the high praise and woud love to welcome you back anytime in the future. All the best, Ian & Lorna :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful place , the property and the village , perfect location ,so close to Lincoln, had a wonderful relaxed weekend."

    Will be booking again .

    Hi Jane, Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review, we really appreciate it. Great to hear you found it so relaxing, but all within a stones throw of Lincoln. We would love to welcome you back again next time you are in the area. Best wishes, Ian & Lorna :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely delightful cottage - we felt very comfortable and welcomed."

    Nice big rooms and excellent kitchen which was well kitted out and with a big range cooker. Thoughtful and generous welcome pack, and great that it is dog-friendly - we really appreciate being able to stay in such a lovely home with our dog. Excellent location only 3 miles from Lincoln and good facilities in the village (Co-Op, chemist, 2 pubs, hotel and a few takeaways). We had a meal from the Chinese which was really good. We will definitely return - holiday cottages this good are hard to find.

    Hi Jane, Wow... we are so thrilled to get such a glowing and thorough review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and made to most of the local facilities as well. We would love to welcome you back for another stay next time you visit the area. Thanks again for taking the time to leave us this review. All the best, Ian & Lorna :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jan 2023

  • "We spent a wonderful Christmas at Old Rectory Cottage !"

    The cottage, the village and area are all lovely. The pub, the chip shop & the Chinese were all very good and easy access to a well stocked Co-op. It was lovely to have a real Christmas tree at the cottage which is very comfortable with attention to detail to everything that is needed, very comfortable beds and a lovely welcome hamper and even a special Christmas present for my dog. Thank you, would definitely recommend a visit!

    Hi Jane, We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your Christmas stay with us. We love a real Christmas tree and wanted our guests to have one too...not to mention the fantastic Village Xmas tree right outside the cottage on the green. We always felt very festive pulling up to the place! It's always great to hear you enjoyed the local amenities and that you would recommend us as a place to stay. Best wishes, Ian & Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2022

  • "Delightful week spent in this cottage."

    Would definitely recommend. Nice walk into Lincoln along the canal took around 45 minutes. Joined in weekly quiz at the local pub - Ferry boat. Cottage was well equipped and comfortable. Wanted to book again for next year but sadly the price for the same week has now doubled.

    Dear Marcel & Sarah, it’s so nice to hear that you found the cottage delightful, we were lucky enough to live there for 8 years so we totally agree with you!! It’s also great to hear you would love to return, we would love to welcome you back again. I believe the week you are looking at will be more expensive because it’s the Lincoln Christmas Market that weekend this year, which attracts over 200,000 visitors to The area. This means that accommodation is in very high demand and therefore a bit more expensive, although we still feel the cottage offers great value for money in comparison to local hotels etc Thanks again for such a lovely review of your stay. Kind regards, Ian & Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marcel & Sarah4.4Dec 2022

  • "A lovely place in a great location with friendly owners."

    Dear Sean, thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are so pleased that you like the place and got to enjoy the local area as well. We would love to welcome you back in the future. All the best, Ian & Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Nov 2022

  • "Loved this cottage!"

    It was spotless, had everything you could possibly want, well situated and very cosy. The owners were helpful and friendly without being obtrusive in any way. We loved it so much, we will be looking to book again for March. Thanks Ian and Laura!!

    Thanks Amanda for taking the time to write such a lovely review after your stay with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the place and we would love to welcome you back again when you next visit the area. All the best, Ian & Lorna :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely week staying at The Rectory, the cottage is beautiful, comfortable and well equipped - the owners have thought of everything to make it ‘home from home."

    ’ The welcome hamper was lovely, including the treats for our dog! The location was perfect for us, close to amenities, Lincoln itself, and The Wolds where we had some fabulous dog walks. We can’t fault anything about our stay and in relation to a couple of very minor issues (which didn’t affect us in any way) Ian and Lorna were at the end of the phone and popped over to sort them out. They clearly have put a lot of time and effort into making the cottage so comfortable and are genuinely keen to ensure guests have a lovely break - we did and would highly recommend to anyone! Thank you so much. Jacs, Ady and Ed the dog

    Dear Jacs, Ady & the beautiful Ed, so nice to meet you all. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful and comprehensive review of your stay with us, we really appreciate it. It’s lovely to hear you had such a nice time both in the cottage and with all there is to do in the local area. We would love to welcome you all back anytime in the future. All the best, Ian & Lorna :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wonderful location."

    Great restaurant 3 minuets away and great pub 1 minute away. Very quiet.

    Dear Bernie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a good review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the local area and a meal at Washingborough Hall, the food there really is fantastic, we are hoping to get in there again soon! All the best, Ian & Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really lovely property."

    Please leave some instructions on heating as we couldn't get it working for the first 3 days! The plug in the bathroom is broken and so you couldn't push it down to block the sink - a huge waste of water! Also 2 door handles were broken in the property. The welcome hamper was delightful and very thoughtful.

    We are saddened and quite frustrated by this review as not only is it the first we have heard about any issue during their stay, but it has also been written by someone who booked the stay, but didn't come, so they haven't seen or even set foot in the property. We have worked really hard to make and keep this place as comfy, warm and welcoming as possible and this can be attested to by all our other reviews. I actually met the first couple out of the group who arrived and I showed them round, showed them the heating thermostat that you either push up for warmer, down for cooler and pointed them in the direction of all the info in the information pack. This not only contains the heating instructions (on the front page) but also the contact numbers for myself and my wife, that I said they should use if they needed any more help/info/any issues. For this to be the first we, or Sykes hear about not being able to operate the heating is frustrating as I would have been straight over to help given the opportunity, we would hate for guests not to be as comfortable as possible. Thanks for bringing the sink plug and door handle to our attention, these have both now been fixed. Best wishes Ian & Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by P3.4Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely location"

    Hi Christine, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us and for giving us top marks :-) We are so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and the surrounding area. We would love to welcome you back again anytime in the future. All the best Ian & Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Decided on short notice to take a little break with my friends and stumbled upon this little gem."

    .Quaint ..Quiet...Quality..! There is a little pub just down hill a little.. staff so so friendly ..take out food at bottom of road ..ideal location for the town ..I could go and on...the owners truely have thought of everything...even down to a little welcome hamper...if you looking for peace and relaxiation with everything on hand look no further...!!

    Hi Catherine, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review of your stay with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your break away and that you got to enjoy all that Washingborough and Lincoln have to offer on your doorstep. We really did try to set it up as somewhere we would be thrilled to turn up to, so we were over the moon to read that you felt we had achieved this :-) Thanks again and we would love to welcome you back anytime. All the best Ian & Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful property which is stylishly furnished throughout."

    It is exceptionally well kitted out - there was nothing we were left wanting for! We loved the courtyard to sit out in and the surrounding area was lovely.

    Hi Jodi, Thanks very much for your lovely review of your stay with us at Old Rectory Cottage. We are so pleased you enjoyed the courtyard, its such a sun trap and a great place to relax. Thanks again for taking the time to writew a review, we really appreciate it. All the best, Ian & Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jodi5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Rectory Cottage."

    It couldn’t have been more comfortable, everything we could have needed was there. The cottage was very stylish and well positioned. The neighbours were very friendly, and we knew that it would have been easy to contact our hosts should there have been any problems. We would definitely like to return to Rectory Cottage in the near future.

    Hi Claire, Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time at the cottage. Our neighbours thought it was lovely to meet you both too and they are looking forward to your return! Drinks on the village green!! Thanks again and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes Ian & Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2022

  • "Old Rectory Cottage is a lovely well presented and welcoming property in a perfect location for country walks and yet with easy access to Lincoln."

    We would love to revisit.

    Dear John, many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us, we really appreciate it. It was lovely to meet you all and we would love to welcome you back when you next visit the area. All the best, Ian & Lorna :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Gorgeous , well equipped and tastefully furnished cottage with a beautiful courtyard garden."

    The village has two pubs , one serves food, which was lovely and very friendly. Local Co -Op a short walk away.Handy for touring around ,you can walk or cycle to Lincoln along the river pathway , takes about 40 mins walking . Lots of lovely parks to visit and nice villages of interest nearby. Owners very quick at responding to enquiries.

    Dear Julie & Ken, we are so pleased you enjoyed your week with us. Thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review and for all your feedback, we really appreciate it. All the best, Ian & Lorna :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Can’t praise or hosts Ian & Lorna enough for the amazing presentation of their wonderful property."

    They have truly thought of everything to help you enjoy your experience here. Old Rectory cottage has everything & more to help you relax and enjoy your holiday. The location is perfect for exploring Lincoln and the surrounding countryside. Bars serving food only minutes walk away if you don’t want to cook. 100% we will be back.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time at Old Rectory Cottage and would love to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes, Ian & Lorna :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Jun 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV, 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Range with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, slimline dishwasher, coffee machine
  • Smart TV, 32" Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for guests by the village green near the church, or on road by the cottage
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture and barbecue
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Tucked away in the idyllic village of Washingborough, Lincolnshire, is this superb two-bedroom Grade II Listed semi-detached cottage, Old Rectory Cottage.

Enjoying a central location with easy access to the local amenities and within easy reach of the bustling city of Lincoln, and an interior full of character and contemporary touches, Old Rectory Cottage is a wonderful dog-friendly dwelling for couples or a family of four, plus their three canine companions.

Be greeted by a beautiful, enclosed garden, with bistro dining area and a barbecue, the perfect spot for enjoying alfresco lunches and dinners.

The garden also features an outbuilding where you can store your bikes and walking equipment on request.

Step into the well-equipped kitchen/diner, featuring a slimline dishwasher, washing machine, coffee machine, ready to savour at the dining table for four over a bottle of celebratory fizz.

After dinner, retreat to the sitting room where you can snuggle up on the plush sofas in front of the crackling woodburning stove, as your favourite show plays out on the Smart TV.

Climb the stairs up to the first floor, where you can wash away the day with soak in the bath or a refreshing shower, before choosing from one of two well-appointed bedrooms to catch your rest in, a spacious king-size with 32” Smart TV and pretty views over the village green, and an additional king-size with feature fireplace.

Explore the village, where you will find the welcoming atmospheres of The Hunters Leap, which is great for live sports and The Ferry Boat Pub & Kitchen, with the latter serving tasty pub fayre and local ales, perfect for refuelling at the end of the day.

There is also the traditional pub, The Butcher & Beast in Heighington, just a mile away and Washingborough Hall hotel, which is one of only 11 establishments in Lincolnshire to have 2 AA rosettes for food.

For a wider selection of attractions and amenities, head over to the thriving city of Lincoln, where you can tour the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, enjoy leisurely strolls through the Arboretum, picnic in Hartsholme Country Park or marvel at the stunning Lincoln Cathedral.

Continue on to Newark-on-Trent, home to a remarkable castle surrounded by Victorian gardens and housing dungeons, as well as the Town Hall Museum & Art Gallery, Riverside Park and the Newark Trent Waterfalls.

Woodhall Spa, a Victorian spa town, is only 17 miles away, home to a jubilee park, an outdoor swimming pool and a cinema in the woods, which has the UK’s only remaining rear screen projector.

You can cycle or walk 3.5 miles down the riverbank into Lincoln, explore the conservation area around the cathedral and historic Bailgate, which hosts a flurry of independent retailers and eateries.

Tour the castle walls, stroll down the steep hill, the 4th steepest in the UK and awarded the best street in the UK 2012.

For exceptional walking and cycling opportunities, venture over to the beautiful surroundings of the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB, including the Hubbards Hills, Spa Trail and Willingham Woods.

You will also find the Red Hill Nature Reserve, great for spotting the local wildlife, the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway and the Cadwell Park Motor Racing Circuit.

Add a touch of character to your next Lincolnshire getaway with a stay at Old Rectory Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Lincoln 3.8 miles; Newark-on-Trent 20.3 miles; Lincolnshire Wolds AONB 23.8 miles.

Washingborough is a quaint and charming village resting between Greetwell and Heighington. The village is well-known for its historic 18th-century Washingborough Hall and offers to welcoming pubs The Hunters Leap and The Ferry Boat Pub & Kitchen, as well as a well-stocked convenience store, delightful village green at the pretty St John’s Church. Within easy reach of the village is the bustling city of Lincoln, where you will find a wealth of attractions, including the Lincoln Cathedral, the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Carholme Golf Club, Boultham Mere Nature Reserve, Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum and the New Theatre Royal. Dining options include, the Birdcage, Cosy Club, and The Bowl Full. Venture further where you will find Newark-on-Trent, home to the Newark Castle and Gardens, Newark Air Museum, Newark Showground and Newark Golf Centre.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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