The Old Rectory
nr Skegness, Lincolnshire+ Add to favourites
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This elegant late eighteenth-century Regency rectory is built from local red brick and lies close to the tiny church of Bratoft village. With delightful large gardens and wonderful views across open countryside, this peaceful large house is ideal for family gatherings or friends' reunions. This house provides an excellent base from which to visit National Trust properties in the area such as Gunby Hall, Tattershall Castle and Belton House. Located at the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is a great touring base with picture postcard villages and the friendly market towns of Spilsby, Horncastle, Tattershall, and Coningsby. The bracing coast of Lincolnshire offers different seaside experiences to appeal to all tastes and is within 30 minutes drive.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- large entrance hall, study, sitting/dining room with open fire, kitchen, utility room and separate lavatory.
- First floor
- six bedrooms (3 doubles - 1 with antique brass 5' half tester bed, 1 with 5' bed, 1 with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request with en-suite bathroom, 2 twins and 1 single), two bathrooms with separate showers.
Heating: oil central heating included.
Garden:The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with large shrub borders. In the front garden there is an old air raid shelter that his locked for your safety.
Parking: there is parking for six cars and there is an in-out driveway laid with gravel.
Please note: The Old Rectory is next to the Church and parishioners may sometimes use the drive as access by mistake and there is access to the cottage grounds by third parties.
Offers: For any 3 night booking starting on a Thursday, guests can benefit from a late departure time on the Sunday of 6pm, at no extra charge.
- Let starts
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- Dogs allowed
- Yes, 2
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- Dogs welcome
- Open fire / stove
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Double bed
Things to see and do nearby
Lincolnshire is one of England's largest, yet least known counties, with an attractive and varied landscape ranging from the flat lands of the Wash to the rolling wolds, pretty villages and soaring church spires of the north. This is perfect cycling country, while a range of bustling or more peaceful seaside resorts offer something for all tastes! The county has three main National Trust properties: Belton House is a perfect 17th-century country house with stunning gardens and magnificent interiors, plus a big adventure playground, miniature railway and Discovery Centre for children. Woolsthorpe Manor, a typical yeoman's farmhouse, is the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton, while Tattershall Castle is a six-floor tower with great views over the countryside. Lincoln is 'a city in the countryside' which offers visitors the chance to soak up thousands of years of history and to enjoy the attractions of modern living. From the crowning glory of its stunning gothic cathedral, winding cobbled streets lead past some of the oldest surviving medieval architecture in the country to a vibrant shopping and cultural quarter.'The Collection' is an award-winning museum of art and archaeology, while outstanding fine art is displayed nearby in the Usher Gallery. Brayford Waterfront has independent shops, lively cafes and bars, and relaxing boat trips on the oldest Roman canal in the country.
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place to visit
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- Lincolnshire coast
- market towns of Spilsby and Horncastle
National Trust places to visit
- Gunby Hall
- Fine red-brick house, dating from 1700, with Victorian walled gardens
- Gunby Hall Estate: Monksthorpe Chapel
- Remote late 17th-century Baptist chapel
- Tattershall Castle
- Medieval brick castle rising dramatically above the Lincolnshire countryside
- Brancaster Activity Centre
- Activity and learning centre for adults and children
- Brancaster Estate
- Extensive coastal area famous for wild birds
- St George's Guildhall
- England's largest surviving medieval Guildhall
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What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
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