There is nothing really to add to the previous reviews as they sum up the place perfectly. We were treated to a 3 night break and also stayed in the Hayloft. It was amazing. The hosts, Sherry and Irven were charming. The hamper was gorgeous. It was an effort just to leave to explore Lincoln and the countryside. We have never been so clean as the majority of the stay was spent in the bath/shower/sauna!
It was a real gem of a hideaway and we will be returning and telling everyone we know about it.
I almost do not want to review this place as the wonderful things that I have to say will make everyone want to stay there and then I will have trouble getting another booking, but it's such a great little secret to have I simply cannot keep it to myself!
I cannot praise the accommodation enough. Your every need is catered for, and not only to a basic level, but in style. It's like staying in your own private spa! The greeting was warm and friendly and the welcome basket made me smile so much that the lovely gentleman showing us round must have thought I was very strange!
I have stayed in a lot of cottages throughout the country and this one I have to say is my favourite. All that and it's all done in an eco friendly, so you get to bathe in a little goodness knowing that you are in your own little way helping the planet (even if that is done by sipping wine in the spa style bathroom or whilst gazing out on the local, beautiful scenery!)
We stayed twice in the Manor House Stables in rural Lincolnshire during February whilst we were house-hunting up there. We stumbled across their website whilst we were looking for somewhere to stay and were so glad that we did!
This place is an absolutely divine place to stay, either for a weekend romantic retreat or for a week whilst exploring the area. We stayed in the upstairs apartment, the 'Hayloft', which has an a separate bedroom with an en-suite, and an additional 'snug bed' in the lounge, suitable for another two guests. I think the sofa in the lounge was also a sofa bed so you could squeeze in six people (good friends!) at a push.
What we loved so much about this place is the obvious care and attention to detail given to by the owners Sherry and Irven. It has been beautifully converted with no expenses spared and there are so many personal touches. We were not wanting for anything during our stays here - the kitchen is fully equipped and on arrival you are welcomed by a lovely welcome hamper with all organic local food and vegetables. The hamper was easily enough to keep you going for a couple of days in the highly likely event that you wouldn't want to leave!
The lounge is cosy, the beds are comfortable, and the bathroom..... well, again, attention to detail is exemplary. It has a lovely big copper jacuzzi (just big enough for two!), and a combined steam shower/one-person sauna too. On the bathroom ceiling are twinkling coloured lights like you get in some saunas. In fact it was so cosy and romantic that I proposed to my girlfriend there over a nice glass of wine on our first night!
I can't recommend this place enough! If we hadn't found our perfect place to live in Lincolnshire we would definitely be going back for more. As it is we will just have to visit our friends there when they come up to stay!