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The Retreat

Washingborough near Lincoln, Lincolnshire (Ref. 920772)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • Reviews

    “The Retreat is a beautiful retreat.”

    The Retreat is a beautiful retreat and exceeded our expectations - it was quirky in layout and almost had 4 floors or 2 and 2 small floors - you will see what i mean when you book - it gave extra privacy from where our 2 year old was sleeping and quiet!! ...

    The Retreat is a beautiful retreat and exceeded our expectations - it was quirky in layout and almost had 4 floors or 2 and 2 small floors - you will see what i mean when you book - it gave extra privacy from where our 2 year old was sleeping and quiet!! The house is beautifully furnished and the pool was stunning - the hot tub was not very hot but was still good. The whole pool area was spotless but was very slippy when wet! The table and chairs in the pool area allowed us to have face masks and read magazines whilst others were swimming. We travelled as a family of 3 generations and 8 of us with a 2 year old - the owners kindly left swimming aids, swimming nappies, travel cot, highchair, changing mat and some toys for the 2 year old - much appreciated. They left easter treats for all the children - thank you. There is a bathroom next to the kitchen which was useful and is not in the house description. It was useful to have 2 fridges and the washer and dryer and dishwasher were all used well! The bedrooms were spotless and the beds were very comfortable. Personally i would have liked another tv in the house - 1 is quite limiting - maybe in the playroom as when cooking i didn't want the children under my feet and they were tired after long days and didnt muster energy for table tennis - a large tv would be good in this room. A comments book would have been good and please note dressing gowns and slippers were not included though were displayed in the house pictures. There were also no radio alarm clocks. Finally on a safety note - the windows in the upper bedrooms were low and had no safety catches and we had to ensure we kept them all closed on a sweltering heat wave week when we wanted them open. Alas there is no garden but we sat out on the lawn just adjacent to the front of the house. Will we be back probably, would we recommend definitely. Thank You Mr and Mrs Collins for all your kindnesses.

    - Elizabeth T, May 2019
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The property

Lincoln 4 miles.

The Retreat is a beautifully-appointed property, covering over 2000 square feet across three levels and offering a taste of luxury including the opulent and indulgent leisure suite complete with an indoor heated 42ft swimming pool, hydro-spa and gym which are available for your exclusive daily use at set times of the day.

This stunning holiday home apartment was included in the Independent’s Best Holiday Cottages With Pools and is set over three floors making it ideal for those who want to surround themselves with luxury.

There is a lovely open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area; this is the ideal area for preparing meals and relaxing over dinner whilst discussing what adventures are still to come on your fun-filled holiday.

The games room is sure to please everyone in your group, particularly the younger members who will love playing games of table football and table tennis.

Guests can step through the door into the pool room and feel that they could be in any 5 star hotel in the world, except there are no other guests!

After a busy day exploring this wonderful area, you will love retiring to one of the four comfortable bedrooms for a restful night’s sleep on premium 300 thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets.

The attractions of the historic city of Lincoln are just four miles away and following a fascinating day out in Lincoln, where history and independent boutiques line ancient cobbled streets, you will love returning to The Retreat for a relaxing evening.

Lincoln offers attractions throughout the year for all the family from music festivals, historic trail events, sausage festivals to Christmas markets.

There are theatres including the 19th century Lincoln Theatre Royal and Bailgate offers a unique shopping experience within one of the most historic parts of the Cathedral Quarter.

The quirky streets provide a fascinating insight into how life once was.

Nowadays the Quarter offers many specialist shops for lovers of clothes, books, gifts and not forgetting foodies with an abundance of tea rooms and restaurants.

Lincoln Cathedral is one of Europe's finest Gothic buildings and was once described by Victorian writer John Ruskin as "out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles and roughly speaking worth any two other cathedral we have".

When the central spire was raised in 1300 it became the tallest building in the world, taking the title from the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The carvings are fascinating to see, in particular the famous Lincoln Imp!

The Cathedral owns one of only four surviving copies of Magna Carta signed in 1215 and is well worth a visit.

The Retreat is a wonderful holiday escape and one that will linger long in the memory.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms with radio alarm clocks: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x double, 1 x lower ground floor double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Lower ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Lower ground floor games room with table tennis and table football
  • Room with heated swimming pool, hydro-spa and gym.
  • Underfloor heating with radiators in open plan living area
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridges, chest freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky Sports, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Small terrace with furniture for 2 people
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: Swimming pool, hydro-spa and gym available daily 10.30am to 3pm (also 3pm to 5pm on arrival day only)
  • Pool cannot be used on day of departure
  • Note: Guests under the age of 18 must have adult supervision in the pool area
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: In-house spa treatments and catering available
  • Please contact the owner for more information.

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About the location

LINCOLN

Newark 12 miles.

The city of Lincoln offers numerous places to visit, making it an ideal holiday destination. Its impressive hill-top medieval cathedral not only boasts striking architecture but was also a film location for both The Da Vinci Code and coronation scenes in Young Victoria. Walk the walls of Lincoln Castle and climb the tower, taking in views over the city. In the summer months, enjoy the open-air theatre, pop and rock concerts and re-enactment weekends in the castle grounds. The castle also houses Lincoln’s Magna Carta. Lincoln has great shopping with quaint and quirky independent shops in the cathedral quarter, including the famous Christmas Market in early December. The area offers several aviation attractions from World War II museums to present day airfields. Nearby Scampton is home to the Red Arrows and the Dambusters Inn and Heritage Centre, while RAF Waddington offers an annual air show. Other local attractions include Doddington Hall, Whisby Nature Park, Hartsholme Country Park, Lincolnshire's transport museum and Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park, making Lincoln an excellent destination for all the family.

Region Information

Note: Swimming pool, hydro-spa and gym available daily 10.30am to 3pm (also 3pm to 5pm on arrival day only). Pool cannot be used on day of departure.

Note: No stag/hen or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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