The Manor House Stables

Martin, Lincolnshire
+44 (0)1526 378717
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Two eco boltholes, warm and generous, with private gardens, on the edge of a small village surrounded by rolling Lincolnshire countryside


2 places


Each sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

These were the stables for the gentleman farmer who lived in the manor house next door, built in 1791. The Bothy is downstairs, the Hayloft is upstairs via an outside stone staircase or, if you take them together, there is an internal staircase. Both sleep two but also have sweet box beds in the living rooms which appeal to children.

Sherry, who lives in the farmhouse, leaves you a really generous hamper, bulging with Lincolnshire products, including plum loaf, chocolates, jam, biscuits, fresh bread, milk and butter – even local rapeseed oil and wine. Your water is heated by solar panels, there are unlimited logs for the wood-burners and lots of books and games for rainy days. Bedrooms have goose down duvets and pillows and you can wallow in a copper or a wooden bath tub.

Each has a private patch of garden with a small lawn, table and chairs and a barbecue – a peaceful spot to watch birds, even a sparrowhawk or barn owl if you’re lucky.

The Manor House Stables - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Walking and cycling in this undiscovered part of the country
  • Exploring Woodhall Spa and its unique 1922 kinema with rear projection
  • Lighting the wood-burner and opening up some of those Lincolnshire treats
The Manor House Stables - Gallery

You should know

  • Babes in arms or children over 10 only
  • Dogs welcome in the Bothy only, £15 per stay


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • 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
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Up to 2 dogs welcome in Bothy, £15 per stay. Dogs not permitted in Hayloft.


Nightly price
from £110
Weekly price
from £690
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available £10-£15 per person per week.
1 Hayloft for 2
From £1201 bedroom
1 Bothy for 2
From £1101 bedroom



This is a delightful place to stay. Adjacent to to an elegant house and thoughtfully adapted. Very well equipped kitchen area with a comfy bed in a good sized bedroom and a super shower. Very happy to return after a day out. There is plenty to do locally and it was an easy place to take the dog as there are accessible walks from the front door. We would thoroughly recommend it

Jane, Bath

Let Sherry sell Lincolnshire and all its best bits to you - she's passionate about the county and knows it well. This is a great place to stay for walkers, cyclists, nature lovers and bird watchers. A comfy and warm - better still environmentally friendly - space to return to.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

There's a pub in the village, plus one which does good food in Timberland, a 20-min walk away. There are cycle routes locally - join Route 1 a few miles away and pedal all the way to Boston or Lincoln. Woodhall Spa is the nearest town and is packed with shops, cafés, an outdoor swimming pool and 'the best Indian restaurant ever' according to Sherry. The coast is one hour for an RSPB Nature Reserve at Gibraltar Point.

Local points of interest from Sherry & Irven Forbes

  • The Manor House Stables is a very special place to stay. Located centrally within Lincolnshire at the edge of a village, there is so much to see and do at your very own doorstep, from museums, churches, castles and aviation sites to nature reserves & more.
  • Both the Hayloft and Bothy have beautiful bedrooms, lovely living areas, well-equipped kitchens, brilliant bathrooms and gorgeous gardens! Well-behaved dogs welcomed in the Bothy. For Electric Car owners - charging point now available at the property.
  • Your welcome hamper includes plum bread, jam, chocolates, a bottle of wine and other local treats. Relax in front of the wood-burning stove indoors or enjoy a barbeque in your private little garden. And you can enjoy all this in the Bothy with your dog too
  • The Edwardian town of Woodhall Spa with its golf course and old-fashioned cinema, and the historic city of Lincoln with its cathedral and castle are both short drives away. Drive to nearby restaurants or walk to one of our TWO local pubs for food & drink.
  • Lincolnshire is definitely a place for foodies! Great local food can be found in restaurants, small local shops and Farmers' Markets. Our own local pubs serve food or why not try out the quaint tearooms of Woodhall Spa or the night life of Lincoln!
  • 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. Try cycling to Lincoln along the Water Railway, spend nights star-gazing, or watch birds from your own garden


Sherry & Irven Forbes

Sherry and Irven settled in this quiet county in 1984. They are both biologists and passionate about conservation. Sherry also has a huge interest in social history and the renovation of old houses, so you'll find lots of pictorial history to browse through. She is knowledgeable about local walks and cycle routes and is a brilliant ambassador for Lincolnshire.