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The Manor House Stables - Self-catering cottages in Lincolnshire

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Timberland Road, Martin, Lincoln
England, United Kingdom

Sherry Forbes www.manorhousestables.co.uk
+44 (0)1526 378717(landline)

Above, Hayloft with copper bath, sauna. Below, Bothy with range, log-burner. Both are eco-efficient, owner Sherry showers you with goodies

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In a lovely setting in Lincolnshire are two holiday homes converted from old stables. On the left, the Hayloft, up stairs; to the right, the ground-floor Bothy; come as a group and they interconnect. Not only is this restoration eco-impressive – solar panels, wood pellets, sheeps' wool mattresses, insulated throughout (floors, with wood lacquer derived from oranges, smell lovely) – the interiors are as luxurious as can be. The Hayloft's bathroom, with its deep copper bath, multiple-jet shower, fibre optic ceiling lights and sauna, is heaven; the Bothy's galley kitchen, with its cottagey splash back, butler sink and energy-efficient range (like a mini Aga) is a delight. Sherry, who lives in the farmhouse next-door, showers you with goodies: the welcome trug spills over with jams, cheeses, chutneys, plum loaf, chocolate, raspberry wine, vegetables and herbs. Get cosy amid pretty striped fabrics and wicker chairs, wood-burners, iron sconces, shuttered windows, braided rugs… and a traditional 'box bed' that a child will love. If you tire of cooking you can walk to two pubs, if you tire of relaxing you can book onto a course: Sherry offers candle making, willow weaving, knitting, crocheting, jam, chocolate… all is possible here!

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from Sherry Forbes:

Local points of interest from
Sherry Forbes:

  • Warm, romantic and welcoming accommodation with wood-burning stoves - curl up by the fire and enjoy a lovely hamper on arrival full of organic goodies and local specialities plus a bottle of wine.
  • The Manor House was recently awarded 'Highly Commended' in the Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year and Teaching Establishment of the Year categories at the Lincolnshire Food Awards 2015.
  • Relax and unwind in our lovely soaking tubs - choose between wood in the Bothy or copper in the Hayloft.
  • Why not learn a new skill during your stay? Courses range from willow weaving to candle making - it's amazing how much you can learn in a day!
  • We are situated close to the wolds, coast and fens in an area renowned for good walks, cycling, bird watching, golf, angling and the big outdoors
  • The Edwardian town of Woodhall Spa with its famous golf course and old-fasioned cinema, and the historic city of Lincoln with its catedral and castle are both short drives away.
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Guest feedback
"We had a lovely three nights in the Hayloft. The moment we walked in, the feeling of peace and relaxation was palpable. The seats and beds are so comfortable. Everything has been thought of to make your stay wonderful. The welcome pack is amazing, but who would expect to find fresh flowers and herbs, tissues in every room & toiletries of the highest quality. The Hayloft is unique in our experience and Sherry, the best hostess because she makes you feel as if you are guests in her own home. Truly the best place we have ever stayed in."
October 2012

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  • 2 Cottages for 3 - 4
Price:(i) £525 to£735 per week

3 night stays: The Bothy - £300-£360. The Hayloft - £330 - £390.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season.




Timberland Road, Martin, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Self-catering The Bothy (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double, 1 single 'box-bed' in living room; 1 bathroom.
Price: (i) £ 525 to £ 665 per week
Self-catering The Hayloft (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double with wc. 1 double 'box-bed' in living room; 1 bathroom.
Price: (i) £ 595 to £ 735 per week
Sherry Forbes www.manorhousestables.co.uk
+44 (0)1526 378717(landline)

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