The Barn

Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1529 497199
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Feel totally at home in Jane’s peaceful village barn conversion – breakfast like kings, stroll to the chocolate shop and the pub


7 beds


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Come in early spring and watch the lambs beyond the garden where chickens roam and produce breakfast eggs to go with locally cured bacon, homemade sausages, bread and apple juice. Chat to Jane about your plans – she’ll help you choose a local food or antique market and which country house or castle to visit. Belton and Belvoir are close; Lincoln’s cathedral and castle well worth a detour.

Come for picnics and the open-air performances of the Stamford Summer Shakespeare Festival at Tolethorpe Hall, and to explore the coasts of Norfolk and Lincolnshire, about an hour’s drive away.

Come with your children; two rooms interconnect, and there are games, books, a cot and highchair; easy country walks from the door and a friendly fireside to come home to when it’s chilly. There’s the village pub for meals without taking the car; and nearby gastro eateries to sample if you do.

Kitchen with dining table made up for breakfast

We think you'll love

  • Discovering an unspoilt village in rural Lincolnshire
  • Being welcomed so warmly and treated to magnificent breakfasts
  • The range of things to see and do nearby
Living room with bookshelf fireplace and flowers with upstairs landing

You should know

  • There are steps to the bedrooms
  • This is not the spot for those seeking exciting nightlife


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Supper, 2 courses, £17.50. Dinner, 3 courses, £25. BYO. Pubs in village & 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £60
Singles £55.
1 Twin/double
From £60
2 Twin/doubles
From £60
1 Single
From £60



What a find! An airy, beautifully converted building. A lovely peaceful setting. Slap-up breakfasts, featuring home-made sausages, home-grown tomatoes and home-laid eggs. Walking distance from a friendly pub with good traditional pub grub and excellent ales. And to top it all, a wonderful hostess in Jane. We were reluctant to leave.

John, Loughton

Wow! Another Sawday success! Jane is a wonderfully, friendly and warm hostess (her cooked breakfasts, including her own home made sausages, are better than previous descriptions!) She has a beautiful home and guests are welcome to take every opportunity to relax in the comfortable communal areas. Jane cannot do more to make her guests feel at home....without being pushy! The local pub meals are huge....and very good value! Thank you Jane

LD, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

So very glad to have found this terrific B&B on your site. The Barn was delightful – as was Jane. Comfortable and spotlessly clean, with Jane’s excellent company and delicious & generous breakfast. It was lovely to feel as if we were house guests. I do hope our journeyings will lead us back to this lovely part of Lincolnshire some time.

Lucy, Chagford

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Barn, had a lovely welcome from Jane and her house and location were stunning. We had a beautiful room overlooking fields and our stay was so relaxing. Jane’s company was very interesting and we were sorry we only had one night’s visit! Breakfast in her large kitchen was just what we required before we left on our journey.

Lesley, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

We were made to feel welcomed as old friends (although this was our first visit), had a comfortable room and the run of a sitting room and TV. Our every need was catered for and our breakfast all one could want. Highly recommended!

Carola, Aldeburgh

This was the most delightful place to spend a night. Completely charming host in Jane ( Wright), extremely comfortable room ( and bed), and bathroom. A sumptuous breakfast, with the feeling that absolutely nothing would be too much trouble ( but since everything was provided it wasn't necessary to ask). I have never left a review on any site before which perhaps shows how highly I did rate this delightful place.

Diane, London

From welcome to departure we were made welcome as family. This is a delightful place run by the lovely hospitable Jane with help from her highly talented daughter, Caroline.( who also has a fascinating day job). The bedrooms ,ensuite, are perhaps small , by some people’s standard but oh so comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble and conversation fascinating too. Our ancient dog was made happy and she loved the walk from the door! You will not be disappointed! You will be very happy with your choice.

Michael, Dorset

What a wonderful find. Thank you Jane for making us so very welcome. The Barn is beautiful. Quiet and very well kept. We just loved the atmosphere and the views. Would love to go back. Again thank you. :)

Alison, Steyning

Dear Jane Your home is simply the most welcoming and lovely B&B that we have stayed in. We felt completely at home. It was also so kind of you to make supper for us. It was delicious and we enjoyed the company. The sat nav did a great job of giving us a delightful tour of the villages and country lanes south of Stamford on our homeward journey. With best wishes Jenny

Jenny, Bracknell

Wonderful place; great hospitality from our hosts and excellent food. You will not be disappointed if you visit.


Fabulous place and great hosts if you are in the area pay a visit well worth it, had a superb meal at the Fortesque arms


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The neighbourhood

From quiet Spring Lane it’s two minutes’ walk to the Georgian centre of Folkingham (pron: Fokkingham) with its pub, the New Inn, a chocolate shop and well-stocked village shop. The gentle countryside, footpaths and quiet lanes linking villages lend themselves to walking and cycling (try the 25-mile trail). For good local food it’s four miles to The Tally-ho Inn, Aswarby; nine miles to Bourne and Sleaford.

Local points of interest from Jane Wright

  • Excellent range of places to eat, from village pub up the road, to gourmet dining in and around Stamford.
  • Historic Houses, such at Burghley, Grimsthorpe Castle, Belton House, and Doddington Hall. Lincoln and Peterborough cathedrals and numerous oustanding Churches. Guide books and maps on hand. For children there are excellent adventure playgrounds.
  • Local markets, farmers’ markets and Lincoln Christmas market.The Lincolnshire Wolds are even less well known than the Fens, as are the mostly empty roads.
  • Regular antique fairs and local antique centres.
  • Cycle trail from the village along empty lanes - borrow our bikes or hire some to explore Grimsthorpe Castle estate and Rutland Water.
  • Explore "hidden" Lincolnshire on foot with one of our walkers maps or a trip to the coast for bird watching on the marches.


Jane Wright

The Wrights farmed north of Sleaford before their move to Folkingham where they spent two happy years rescuing and carefully converting The Barn. Having always enjoyed meeting new people and having friends to stay, they began welcoming B&B guests in 2003. A natural, warm-hearted host – and a great cook - Jane continues to enjoy sharing her home, its lovely setting and her knowledge of the area.