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The Dairy

(Ref. 970579)

North Scarle near Lincoln, Lincolnshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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110 Customer Reviews

  • "I would definitely recommend this property."

    I always choose carefully and this property exceeded my expectations.We only had one small problem with the heating which was quickly resolved by the lovely friendly owner,Dianne.The cottage is on a busy road which is a little noisy at times but we did have a lovely,relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Apr 2024

  • "Can’t say a bad thing."

    Really lovely property. Lovely friendly welcome. Everything we needed. Cosy, comfortable, clean

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Mar 2024

  • ""The Dairy" is a barn conversion on a farm that is now an equestrian and livery stables."

    The conversion has been done to a really high standard and the furniture and fittings are excellent. The cottage was warm, cosy, and very comfortable with every item needed for a weeks stay. We were warmly met by the owner, who lives on site, and given a tour of the property and informed of the local facilities and attractions. We enjoyed our stay at the cottage and used it as abase to explore the area. Thank you Di for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely little cottage, perfect for a couples getaway."

    The Dairy was very well equipped, we didn't want for anything, kitchen had everything we needed. Di made us feel right at home. Lovely views and enclosed garden which was perfect for our dog. A bit of road noise from the farm traffic but this didn't impact on our stay. Good location for trips out.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jan 2024

  • "Our second visit to this charming cottage."

    Di made us very welcome & was on hand if needed. Cottage lovely & clean with everything you require for a peaceful holiday. Very comfortable bed & fantastic shower. Thanks again Di for a very enjoyable stay & keeping us warm & cosy with sub-zero temperatures outside.

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Jan 2024

  • "Beautifully designed little cottage and perfect for a couple (with dog!"

    ) So easy to have a lovely breakfast at Doddington Hall or Pennell's, nice pub nearby (North Scarle) and easy to zip up to lovely Lincoln and beyond. Next time we hope to see the horses out in the field...and the bathroom SHOWER...just a delight. Thank you Di for making us so welcome and thank you for the adorable Christmas tree in the living room.

    Reviewed by Troy5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is our second stay at the Dairy and hopefully not our last."

    We love the property for its location (convenient for both countryside and town), cleanliness and the fact that it is so well equipped. The owners have given a lot of thought into converting the property, and the personal touches such as biscuits and milk - and introducing themselves to you on arrival - make the Dairy that extra bit special.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Dec 2023

  • "Amazing place - immaculately clean and cosy."

    A real credit to Di who was extremely helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage had a good holiday second visit, out in the country good for quiet stay with our dog, owner very helpfull and friendly, would recommend."

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "Nothing but praise for the property and the owners from a very warm welcome to ..."

    Nothing but praise for the property and the owners from a very warm welcome to excellent facilities within, a nice quiet location and reasonable pricing

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Such a comfy, cosy and perfectly built little place that has everything you need."

    The shower was amazing, the wood burner was great for an autumn evening and there were so many little touches that the owner did that made our stay so pleasant that I couldn’t praise this place enough. The road is a little noisy but nothing that spoiled our vacation.

    Reviewed by Dale5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at The Dairy, felt relaxed and cosy as soon as we settled in."

    Fi was a fantastic host, availavle when needed and checked in throughout the week. Secure walled garden for the dog. However wouldn’t be suitable for escape artists or jumpers as right next to a busy road. There is a walking area around the horses paddock and lots of nature spots within a few minutes drive for longer walks. Lincoln itself is super dog friendly and we enjoyed visiting the cathedral and cafes.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2023

  • "We absolutely loved the property but because of my mobility problems found the bed a challenge being so low and soft, however, I appreciate you cannot please everyone and I am certainly not complaining."

    The Dairy was immaculate with everything we needed. Di was friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Joselyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "The dairy was exactly how the photos showed this property off."

    Had everything you needed only little garden and terrace. The bathroom was bug and spacious and shower was amazing. The bed was comfy and a good size and the kitchen,living,diner was perfect for the two of us and the dog. It is in a lovely area with views of countryside and the bonus paddock for walking the dog round. Not far to get to Lincoln and for visiting places and shopping. The Di was absolutely fantastic and made the stay even more superb. She introduced herself was so bubbly and helpful giving tips on dog walks and things to do. Would recommend staying here and we will be back again.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2023

  • "Returned each year because the Dairy is well maintained and is owned by a Di who makes everyone feel comfortable and welcome."

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Dairy was perfect for my stay."

    Di is very welcoming and takes great care of the accommodation. There are lots of carefully thought out touches, and the place is spotless. I will most likely visit again

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Dairy was a delightful property."

    It had all the facilities needed to spend a very comfortable week away. Our host Di was very welcoming and was happy to give us any help and advice that we needed. It was in lovely surroundings. The stables and paddocks on which she kept horses were beautifully kept .The walk around the outside of this area was mown so that you could go for a stroll in the evening .Lovely. I would happily visit again. Thanks Di

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "Everything was good."

    Ideal to walk the dog around the large paddock and talk to the horses

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Been twice now and as the first visit everything about the Dairy is high class."

    very comfortable inside, and very friendly, lots of different place to go to within reasonable distance .very friendly Host for information (if needed) good safe parking,

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "There was everything that you needed very comfortable and lovely and clean and Di was very helpful"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage which was the best equipped cottage we have stayed in, would highly recommend staying here."

    Eddie the Beagle loved the enclosed garden enabling him to wander in and out as he pleased and the paddock walk where he could meet the horses and follow the rabbits.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Lois5.0May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at 'The Dairy' which is one of, if not the best, cottage we've ever stayed in."

    Di was a lovely host and Lincolnshire certainly lived up to our expectations.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect ."

    .Cottage was lovely ..everything you could ask for .

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the dairy."

    Beautiful cottage and helpful and friendly owners. Everything we needed was provided and it made for an excellent place to take a brake!

    Reviewed by Zac5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay here during the Easter break."

    The outdoor area acts as a lovely sun trap and safe enough for dog to walk around as we relax outside. There’s a useful paddock walk for the dog but enough distance from horses for her to relax inside the cottage. Di was very helpful and gave us a warm welcome making us feel right at home. The bed is so comfy and we enjoyed catching up on some sleep.

    Reviewed by Doug5.0Apr 2023

  • "From the moment we arrived (late) to the moment we left, we found The Dairy a delight, and Di a caring and generous host."

    We booked it as we needed step-free access for our dog, who had just been spayed. The unit and the enclosed space was perfect for her, and the dog-walking area, although extremely wet, was ideal. Local facilities are at Whisby Nature park, which we used to walk the dog and run round - ideal for both. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Frederic5.0Mar 2023

  • "Highly recommend The Dairy."

    Clean,warm and comfortable. Lovely king size bed and large shower room. Would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2023

  • "A very comfortable stay in a lovely property."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Jan 2023

  • "Perfect for a couple."

    Plus dog or baby. Really cosy, very well equipped and comfortable. Safely enclosed gravelled area and adjacent flat paddock walk for dogs. Wonderful warm welcome. For us it was exactly what we wanted. Car essential. Lincoln an easy drive to P&R and then we drove north for an overnight in W Yorks via the lovely surprising toll bridge 40p for a car. Boring A1(M) and M62 - easy so but busy. And back to the Dairy. If the area is where you want to be then this lovely renovated farm building is amazing. Scrabble and Rummikub (our favourites) provided and a wood burner to cheer dark evenings. Looking forward to our next visit. A special place.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jan 2023

  • "A lovely cosy cottage."

    My wife & I had a great week at The Dairy. Despite freezing weather outside we were kept very warm & cosy by the modern electric heating & log burner. Everything you need for a week away from home was there, with a very comfortable bed & a large walk-in shower. Di could not have been more helpful. We enjoyed our stay so much we have already booked to go again.

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely to spend our 2nd Christmas at the dairy."

    Really well equipped and a friendly welcoming host. Di always says don't be afraid to ask for anything you need. We didn't need anything in the cottage but she even managed to help us out on Christmas day when our dog was taken ill. Thankyou Di. Looking forward to spending Christmas 23 with you.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Dec 2022

  • "Outstanding property, furnished above and beyond what was expected with luxury bedding, facilities, and equipment."

    The cottage has everything you need and more to have a comfortable holiday. We particularly loved the log burner and large bathroom.

    Reviewed by Morgan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, warm welcome thank you."

    So comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Dec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Dairy."

    The owners made us feel so welcome. It was really clean. There is an area to walk dogs which is well maintained and easy to access from the property. I would thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very clean and comfy cottage, equipped with everything needed."

    Very warm welcome from Di Dog walking area a great bonus and thoroughly enjoyed by the dog. Essential as local walking difficult because roads rather busy

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great little property with a lovely host."

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at this comfortable, cosy and well-equipped cottage."

    It was lovely to look out of the kitchen window and watch the horses in the paddocks, and the dog walk all the way around was perfect for our little boy. Definitely a place to return to!

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2022

  • "Di was a great host."

    The property is so lovely every thing at hand ,very comfortable ,extremely clean could not ask for anything more.our ideal cottage. We had a very relaxing break here ,nice to sit outside one late afternoon to have our cake & must be ideal in the summer for sitting outside as we like to do. Thankyou Di . A great recommendation M&B Kennedy

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay!"

    Di was a fabulous host and the dairy was extremely comfortable and in a perfect location for us. The bed was extremely comfortable and there are plenty of things to do near the dairy. Thanks again for the hospitality.

    Reviewed by Gladys5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved our stay, it was spotless and exactly what we were looking for, Diane is a fantastic host"

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was a well position property, and beautifully presented and so clean."

    It provided everything for a comfortable stay. It was great to have a fan considering the warm weather. And it was lovely for our dogs - the paddock walk was perfect morning and evening before trips out. This is a perfect base for Lincolnshire - many thanks to Di.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jul 2022

  • "First Class stay at The Dairy."

    Everything was perfect in every way. Would recommend to any couples. Very easy to go to Lincoln,Newark,Nottingham and surrounding areas,and especially 20 minutes up to Scampton, where the Red Arrows are based. First class stay, and will be booking up for next year.

    Reviewed by Gilbert5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our 2nd visit to The Dairy as before we found the cottage immaculately clean, everything you could need for a home from home experience,the bed is super comfy and the outside facilities fantastic on a lovely summers day."

    Plenty of great things to do and see near by the nature reserve only a few miles down the road so peace our dog loved it. Have recommended it to family and friends.Di is so friendly nothing is too much trouble,will book again without hesitation.Thanks again for a lovely week away.Lorraine.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was so beautifully kept and was perfect for a little break away."

    There were lovely welcoming touches around the place to make us feel right at home. Great size and location and was everything that we needed, with great outdoor space for the pooch. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0May 2022

  • "Will be going to see the lovely Diane and her family again"

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    I had a fantastic stay. Thank you. Phil

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2022

  • "We could not have expected more, almost certainly one of best holiday let’s we have stayed in."

    The walk around the paddock was a real bonus for walking the dog. Great stay all round, thank you Di. Melvyn & Sandra

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Dairy is a delightful property."

    Di is the most welcoming host and the Dairy really does have everything you need for a relaxing break away. The walk around the paddock (around half a mile) is perfect for the dog, Benji had a wonderful stay too! Thank you again Di.

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely relaxing week at the Dairy - Di made us feel very welcome, and made sure ..."

    Lovely relaxing week at the Dairy - Di made us feel very welcome, and made sure we had everything we needed throughout our stay - property is of a very high standard - clean, cosy and well maintained, and is well situated for many great days out - even the coast is only an hour and a half away - there is a Nature Park at nearby Whisby with free parking before 10am and after 5pm is ideal for dog walking - there are also some good local pubs offering really great food - highly recommended

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely lady owner who made us so very welcome and could not have been more helpful."

    Cosy cottage with all amenities,slightly isolated position.but would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Apr 2022

  • "Quite location just perfect for 2 every thing that you could posible need Di the owner came to check everthing was ok."

    The place was spotless.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Second visit."

    Just as good as the first. Di has thought of everything you need. Very cosy even when hot or cold outside.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2022

  • "This Holiday Cottage is superb."

    I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing time away, from the moment you enter The Dairy you are at home. The comfort was just like home and the facilities were first class.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2022

  • "What a lovely place to stay, going to book asp so I don’t miss out next year"

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful property had everything we needed for a lovely relaxing and cosy stay"

    Reviewed by Luan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Exceptionally clean, good quality fittings, plenty utensils ,pans and crockery."

    Owner Diane very helpful and available if needed. The paddock to walk our dog round was perfect, also plenty of local walks at Whisby nature reserve and Swanholme lakes. Good pubs nearby serving variety of food and ales.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Stunning place, immaculately clean and the care and attention to detail was evident throughout."

    Lovely host and a beautiful area. Wouldn't hesitate to come back or to recommend to others!

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jan 2022

  • "This beautiful little holiday home has everything you need for a wonderful break."

    It is clean, very well equipped and beautifully decorated. The dog has sulked since we came home because she loved it too. The owner lives close by and is very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped and very clean cottage."

    Wonderful host. Looking to book again

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Dec 2021

  • "Wonderful conversion into first class accommodation."

    Very wellcoming and everything provided.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Nov 2021

  • "Compact and cosy cottage for a couple."

    High standard of fittings and very clean. Useful enclosed gravel area to the front for those people who bring a dog and dog walking facilities around an adjacent paddock. Only downside is a lack of washing machine, but there’s not really the space to include one. Just bring enough clothing for the week! Ideal location for walks, trips into Lincoln and Newark, and free Red Arrows training displays! We’ll be back next year after a very pleasant stay this time. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by William5.0Nov 2021

  • "The Dairy is a lovely property, it was perfect."

    It was well equipped and beautifully designed. The location was so quiet and peaceful. We absolutely loved it.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Nov 2021

  • "This has to be one of the best holidays we have had in years ."

    The Dairy was lovely comfortable warm and private Di was such a nice lady that cared for our comfort .We have booked again for next year .

    Reviewed by Melody5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Dairy is a well appointed, comfortable and immaculately clean single storey holiday cottage."

    Our host, Di, was very welcoming and on hand if we needed anything. Although rurally situated with glorious views over horse paddocks, the Dairy is well located to visit the historic cities of Lincoln and Newark as well as the Lincolnshire coast and the Lincolnshire Wolds. We would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to others and hope to be in a position to return again in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2021

  • "We loved the Dairy so clean ,well equipped comfortable every little thing you might need had been thought of."

    Nice area for walks,nature reserves and the coast.Owner so welcoming and friendly. Will recommend and certainly go again.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Di and her sister have established a superb holiday cottage to a very high standard."

    Being enclosed and providing walks for our dog, straight from the gate, made it especially easy for us. Lincoln not far away and many other spots suitable for dogs, eating and walking made it a very happy holiday for us.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "Perfect location for a relaxing break , the dairy had all home comforts and was cosy, clean and also a little bit of history in the build."

    Di was very helpful and friendly with lots of recommendations to visit . The paddocks for four legged guests was brilliant. Highly recommend the dairy , we had a fabulous stay.

    Reviewed by Val5.0Sep 2021

  • "We have been several times before and had a great stay."

    The host is wonderful and we couldn't ask for anything more. Rain or shine we always have lots to do.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2021

  • "Brilliant little place everything you need in a nice location the perimeter of the paddock to walk the dog around was a real bonus."

    Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Joel5.0Jul 2021

  • "Loved our holiday."

    Third time we visited. Sad we didn’t take our dog as she died a few months earlier

    Reviewed by Lalage5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Dairy is a lovely rural retreat, it had everything we needed and the host's couldn't be better"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Dairy was amazing."

    Amazing holiday and Diane our host was totally brilliant she had catered for all our needs and then some. Nothing was to much trouble. Would not hesitate to recommend a holiday here you will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Davella5.0Jun 2021

  • "Excellent location ,Bungalow is well equipped friendly owners on site plenty to see in this part of Lincolnshire"

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2021

  • "The Dairy is fabulous,we had a lovely welcome from the owner Di who has made a ..."

    The Dairy is fabulous,we had a lovely welcome from the owner Di who has made a luxury barn conversion from part of their family farm with a lot of attention to detail from quality fixtures to fittings,being able to walk our dog around the paddock was a great start and finish to our day,we highly recommend it and would love to stay again

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2021

  • "A little gem."

    Well appointed, very clean and well decorated. Owner very friendly and helpful. Paddock area great for the dog first thing before we went out. Lovely area and easy access to major road network but rural. Area is very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was just amazing, the photos look brilliant but when you arrive its even better."

    You have everything you could possibly need. The owner is so warm and welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed, even in these uncertain times we felt safe, everything was spotless and cleaning products and sanitizers were provided. We could not of asked for more. We came home feeling refreshed and relaxed.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Oct 2020

  • "The place and people that own it was fantastic very helpful with local knowledge on where to go to the nearest beach to go to with a dog ."

    The dairy was spotlessly clean we loved every minute of our stay

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fully equipped cottage."

    Brilliant dog walks within a 10 minute drive.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very lovely place just what I needed"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2020

  • "The dairy was an idyllic retreat for us - everything was perfect - and there were little extras which made if stand out from some places we've stayed at."

    The only downside was the wifi. It doesn't work very and the area has little or no G4 - it was a little difficult for me particularly as I was unable to do some of the things I needed to online, like book tickets for attractions (plus some work I needed to do). I would certainly recommend this for a quiet space to stay. The area has a lot to offer.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Sep 2020

  • "Di Burton made us very welcome and any queries were dealt with on the spot."

    The location and surrounding area are just perfect, we loo forward to going back again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Dairy is a brilliant little cottage which has been really tastefully modernized."

    Di was so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Thoroughly recommend and would have no hesitation in booking again.

    Reviewed by Jacqui4.7Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic owner very obliging no problems whatsoever"

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2020

  • "We have just booked a third time to visit x love it"

    Reviewed by Lalage5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Dairy is a wonderful place for couples."

    Very well equipped and so cosy. More than dog friendly providing sofa throws, bedding, bowls, treats and towels as well as a paddock for dog walks. A really warm welcome from Di. Could not have asked for a better place for a long weekend.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Feb 2020

  • "The Dairy cottage in North Scarle is like having the quality of 5 star hotel accommodation with the flexibility of self-catering."

    The owners are extremely pleasant and welcoming too. We would definitely book a return visit.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2020

  • "Brilliant welcome from Di which set a lovely tone as did the cosy ambiance created by the wood stove."

    Very near to lots of things to do from countryside to the historical experiences of Newark and Lincoln

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jan 2020

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable week spent at The Dairy."

    Everything you need for a very comfortable stay, warm, cosy and the owners have clearly worked hard to ensure the accommodation meets expectations with the furnishings of a high standard. Plenty of things to do in the area and nothing too far way from the cottage. Visits to Doddington Hall and Whisby Nature Reserve give plenty of walking options there are some lovely old oak woods to walk in, even the wet ground didn't dampen our spirits. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Dec 2019

  • "The whole place is just perfect."

    It’s more like a 5 star.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Nov 2019

  • "The owner was warm and welcoming and keen to ensure everything was suitable for our requirements."

    The Diary itself was delightfully presented to a high standard, with little touches, making it feel like home from home. It was positioned in a area that was super for walks and exploring the local area, including a short journey to the Wolds. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had the best time at The Dairy."

    Di was so helpful and made us feel so welcome. We can't wait to go back next year!

    Reviewed by Molly5.0Oct 2019

  • "This was our first trip away from home with our six month old puppy, and we had a fantastic weekend at the Dairy."

    The accommodation was spotlessly clean and beautifully equipped. The adjoining paddock was perfect for an early morning walk and the surrounding countryside ideal for longer walks. We will be looking to return in the spring.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "Diane is amazing."

    fantastic host will recommend this place to friends and family

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Sep 2019

  • "The Dairy is by far the nicest cottage we have stayed in."

    Placed in a beautiful setting, with so many places to visit. A very, very warm welcome from the owners. Lovely walks around the paddocks with the dog. Very clean and modern, comfortable and every need catered for. Will nit hesitate in returning.

    Reviewed by Mr&mrs5.0Sep 2019

  • "From the moment we arrived and were greeted by Di one of the owners, everything was excellent."

    Situation, facilities and lovely decor. We would definitely stay again and would recommend the Dairy for anyone thinking of a break in Lincolnshire.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Sep 2019

  • "Such a warm welcome from Di on our arrival."

    The cottage was beautiful, so well equipped a home from home. Great location for a variety of activities.

    Reviewed by Jodey5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very helpful and attentive owner, Di."

    it was like a home from home beautifully set out and equipped with a nice little walled garden with sun beds! lots of room with a cosy atmosphere.

    Reviewed by Derick5.0Aug 2019

  • "A very good base for lots of sight seeing."

    Lincoln castle is definitely worth a day trip.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2019

  • "The holiday was wonderful."

    Di one of the owners met us and made us very welcome. The cottage was our little utopia for a week. My partner’s dog Doris enjoyed herself and was well catered for. We are thinking of booking again.

    Reviewed by Lalage5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week staying in The Dairy, it was everything you could possibly ask for and more."

    Stylishly decorated and every need catered for. We took our dog, Oscar with us and as the courtyard garden was enclosed he was perfectly safe when we opened up the doors to enjoy the weather. Di the owner was a wonderful host and did all she could to ensure we enjoyed our stay. Can’t rate The Dairy highly enough and we plan to return to further explore this lovely part of the country.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2019

  • "The owner had thought of everything needed to make our stay as pleasant as possible even disabled items in bathroom."

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2019

  • "The owner very friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by Melvyn4.7Jun 2019

  • "This property was a pleasure to use Spotlessly clean immaculately presented ..."

    This property was a pleasure to use Spotlessly clean immaculately presented Ideal for dog lovers Cannot fault it and will go again

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2019

  • "Welcoming people and really good set out accomadation all you need for a relaxing break"

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "Stunning location, beautiful property, very warm welcome from Di and Gill."

    Will be back soon.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2019

  • "Diane and Gills place is outstanding."

    Quaint, Secluded, Picturesque are three words that describe this cottage. I especially loved the fields surrounding the diary and the horses. Diane was hospitable, kind and pleasant and made us feel so at home. Would recommend this place and most certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Lenworth4.7May 2019

  • "The Dairy was immaculate, everything exactly as stated in the details and the welcome from Di was all we could have wished for, including milk, biscuits and eggs from the chickens kept at the farm."

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Apr 2019

  • "The Diary was a total surprise to us - a well equipped one bed apartment in a converted diary."

    Our host Di was very welcoming and helpful. Despite the 7C outside, we were cosy and warm throughout. Comfortable bed, new large bathroom and full kitchen. We couldn’t have asked for more. Easy drive to Lincolnshire towns. This area is a mobile black spot but we only used wifi while in. Fantastic five nights! One day, we’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Robyn5.0Apr 2019

  • "Important things first - We would recommend to anyone!"

    Hosts Di and Gill are lovely and could not do enough for us. Lovely little cottage, immaculately clean, everything you will need for a few days - week away. This is a new conversion, everything is spotless and new but tastefully converted in a sympathetic way. Kitchen, dinner, living area is a nice size ( just right for 2 adult + dog or toddler).Entry is by a double French door into this area with uncluttered floor space in the entry way. This was very handy for the dog crate, shoes etc. Everything you need in the kitchen dinner for food storage and prep, with space to move around. Please note -cutlery is stored in a pull out section under the hob. Living area incorporates a 2 seater settee, rocking chair, TV and a nice wood burning stove. There are also electric wall heater in each room so we did not require the stove. Bathroom is spacious with walk in shower which has both over head and standard shower.Good pressure and temperature. Heated mirror which is useful. Nice large comfortable bed sat in a spacious room with wardrobe storage. Outside space is a walled and gated area ideal for small dogs comprising of a stone flagged seating area which runs the full length of the cottage and a semi circular stone chipped area with flower beds. Two nice pubs serving real ales within a mile - 2 miles both of which serve good "pub grub" at reasonable prices. Other pubs and a Chinese restaurant in the local vicinity. Ideally placed for both Lincoln and Newark.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2019

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  • This property was awarded a 2023 Sykes Star for scoring consistently perfect feedback from guests
  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Electric heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview and a selection of books, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed south facing courtyard with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile and pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: Due to rural location, Wifi is only suitable for browsing and not for streaming and downloading
  • Note: Property is near a country road, therefore associated noise maybe heard
  • There is also mobility equipment available on request which consists of mobility aids such as raised toilet seat (4 inches), shower chair and free-standing toilet frame, available on request
  • Note: No EV charging point on site
  • Please note: This property has a changeover day of Friday only

The property

The Dairy is a detached single-storey cottage, in the rural setting of North Scarle, Lincolnshire.

With views over open countryside, it provides the perfect retreat for couples to relax and recharge the batteries.

Offering all ground-floor level access accommodation, suitable for those with limited mobility, the property has been renovated to provide high-quality living.

There is a spacious open-plan living area with a TV and a lovely warming woodburner for those cooler evenings.

The stylish fitted kitchen boasts modern units and worktops, providing ample space for preparing home-cooked meals.

There is a convenient dining area where you can enjoy your romantic meals together.

The tasteful king-size bedroom has an en-suite shower room, with a large walk-in shower so you can prepare for your day in style.

Outside has an enclosed south facing courtyard garden, with a patio area, so you can sit out and enjoy the sun with a refreshing glass of wine.

There is direct access to dog walking around the fenced paddocks.

Situated in the rural countryside, you will have access to many nearby towns and villages with wonderful tourist attractions including the historic centres of Newark and Lincoln with cathedral and castles as well as historic houses and gardens to visit.

It is an ideal location for walking and cycling, golf, fishing as well as bird watching at the nearby nature reserve.

For aviation enthusiasts the area is known as Bomber County and has a wealth of aviation history.

For a great day out, Lincolnshire and Newark show grounds host events throughout the year, including food and antique fairs and concerts as well as a range of other attractions.

The Dairy is the ideal place for a romantic holiday in the heart of the countryside.

Week bookings only

Note: This property has a changeover day of Friday only

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About the location


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 and the International Bomber Command Centre. Nearby Waddington is home to the Red Arrows and the Dambusters Inn and Heritage Centre. 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.