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The Manor House Stables - the Hayloft, a warm romantic retreat in Lincolnshire

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The amazing living area in the Hayloft - warm, cosy, romantic - you'll never want to leave!
What more could you want - relaxing by the wood-burning stove enjoying a lovely night in.
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1 of 51The amazing living area in the Hayloft - warm, cosy, romantic - you'll never want to leave!
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1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
4 guests
1 night minimum
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The Hayloft at the Manor House Stables is spacious yet cosy and provides a lovely romantic retreat. We restored the Grade II Listed stables in 2008 using eco-friendly materials and traditional methods. Natural insulation, cast iron radiators and a wood burning stove mean that the accommodation is lovely and warm throughout the winter. The Hayloft is a perfect retreat for two but there is sleeping space for 2 more in an unusual box bed in the living area (both adults and children love it!). Other features include a luxury bathroom with a copper spa bath and a shower and small sauna. There is a Rangemaster cooker in the well-equipped kitchen and a very unusual wooden fridge! A small private garden is situated at the bottom of the outside staircase with wooden furniture, a garden swi...The Hayloft at the Manor House Stables is spacious yet cosy and provides a lovely romantic retreat. We restored the Grade II Listed stables in 2008 using eco-friendly materials and traditional methods. Natural insulation, cast iron radiators and a wood burning stove mean that the accommodation is lovely and warm throughout the winter. The Hayloft is a perfect retreat for two but there is sleeping space for 2 more in an unusual box bed in the living area (both adults and children love it!). Other features include a luxury bathroom with a copper spa bath and a shower and small sauna. There is a Rangemaster cooker in the well-equipped kitchen and a very unusual wooden fridge! A small private garden is situated at the bottom of the outside staircase with wooden furniture, a garden swing and barbeque set. We aim to provide a special stay for our guests - from fresh flowers, a welcome hamper, vegetables from the garden (or local shop), a loaf of bread, sausages, wine, chocolates, luxury toiletries and much more. We also run courses on-site which you are very welcome to attend (prior booking only) or we can arrange a course just for you - see our website for more detail. Choose between bread, chocolate or jam making, or crochet, knitting or making natural bath & beauty products. We were the Select Lincolnshire Award winners for our Teaching in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The Manor House Stables is ideally located in the heart of rural LIncolnshire within driving distance of the Wolds, Coast and Fens. The historic city of LIncoln is only 20 minutes drive away and the lovely Victorian town of Woodhall Spa is just 4 miles away. The Stables is situated at the edge of the small village of Martin which has both a pub (which serves food). Another great pub/restaurant is just in our next village of Timberland which is walkable in just 20 - 25 minutes. The nearest restaurant town is Woodhall Spa where you will find shops, tearooms, restaurants, Tourist Information Centre, a lovely little 'Cottage Museum' and a wealth of history ranging from the unique Petwood Hotel to the iconic 'Kinema in the Woods' - an old-fashioned cinema showing up-to- date films. Woodhall was an famous for its Spa in Victorian and Edwardian times and then became an important centre in the 2nd World War as the Petwood became the Officer's Mess for the now famous 'Dambusters'. In the 2010 East Midlands Awards we were delighted to receive Bronze in Sustainable Tourism and Silver in the best in Self Catering Category. We are also winners of the Tastes of LIncolnshire Self catering Awards 2010 and have been 'Highly Commended' in many other years. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Children are welcome but in general the accommodation is more suitable for couples as they are lovely romantic places to get away from it all. We would prefer not to have younger children stay especially those who find running up and down the length of the Hayloft at all times of day and night amusing. Older children and babes in arms are fine. If you do bring your younger children, we kindly ask you to keep them under control please. This is a lovely peaceful place to stay.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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Reviewed 4 January 2020

What a wonderful 3 night stay in the Hayloft to see in the New Year! Irvin greeted us and took his time to show us round the place as well as give us recommendations for where to visit in the local area. Sherry had already...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Lou L
Reviewed 10 September 2019

In the absence of the owners who were away, their cleaning lady looked after any questions very kindly. We could have arrived empty handed as there was enough food and drink waiting for us to cater for that evening and breakfast the following morning, toiletries...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Emily M
Reviewed 11 February 2019

Booked a special few days away and a ww2 cooking course for my Husbands 60th Birthday last year. Sherry was so helpful and welcoming . The accommodation is cosy and so well thought out, all with ecco and natural materials used and a welcome pack...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank psleaford
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We stayed in the Hayloft mid June for a couple of nights and it was amazing, so beautiful, the decor was really lovely and it had everything in it that you could wish for. The bed was super comfy and the bath was out of...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank suebR9625NU
Reviewed 11 April 2018

The location was perfect for us. Everything was within easy access and there was plenty to do close by. The accommodation is beautiful, as soon as you arrive you are made to feel welcome as well as cosy and warm. (The fire was already alight...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank sarahjpratt
Management response:Responded 20 April 2018

Hi Sarah and David, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay on TripAdvisor. The notes you left in our Testimonial Book were great too! I am really happy that you enjoyed your stay and am also pleased...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Just spent a couple of nights in the Bothy cottage, arrived and had a very friendly welcome. The welcome hamper and trug full of vegetables was excellent. The cottage is so cosy and warm , we really did not want to leave. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank dchilt701
Management response:Responded 27 February 2018

Thanks David, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much and appreciated hamper and vegetables we left for you. The Bothy is nice and warm even today with all the snow! Thanks again for your lovely review.

Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Booked this as a last minute getaway and was not disappointed. It is a lovely, cosy nook of Lincolnshire and although we intended to get out and about, such was the atmosphere of the place, we just popped into Woodhall Spa for a few provisions...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank garyharvey261
Management response:Responded 19 February 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and for taking the time to share it so that others can see it too. The Hayloft is a really lovely relaxing place and I am pleased you were able to feel chilled and relaxed during your stay. I'll...More

Reviewed 12 February 2018

Location is perfect for a getaway for two. We booked the evening meal for the Friday and it was lovely. Sherry and her husband were very welcoming and made sure we were well looked after. The bathroom is amazing and the deep bath was just...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank organisedmama
Management response:Responded 15 February 2018

Thanks for your lovely review - I'm pleased you thought we were a friendly pair! I always think feeling well looked after is such an important part of a holiday and I'm glad you felt like that. Yes, the bath is great, isn't it? Glad...More

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

What a brilliant place to escape too. Cosy and luxurious, fabulous loft bed and amazing copper jacuzzi bath. We also did a have day bread making course, hosted by the wonderful Sherry. I didn't want to share this review initially because I wanted to keep...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Matthew L
Management response:Responded 12 February 2018

Thank you for your really lovely review! I am really pleased you both enjoyed your stay here so much. I am also pleased that you and Kate enjoyed your half day bread making course and good luck with future attempts! Thanks again and hopefully see...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The four of us stayed in the hayloft for a long weekend. The welcome pack was amazing with some of the most incredible tasting home made jam and a wonderful wine from a local brewery included. Some of which I purchased to take home. Irwin...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank anniewatts
Management response:Responded 27 September 2017

Thank you so much for your great review! I can't tell you how pleased I am that you had such a great stay and thank you for all your great feedback! I am only sorry I didn't get to meet you during your stay (I...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Playground
Private Garden
Sauna
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The Manor House Stables is ideally located in the heart of rural Lincolnshire. The geographical centre of Lincolnshire is Woodhall Spa and we are just 4 miles from there! It is an Edwardian town with shops, tearooms, a historic cinema and two famous golf courses. The historic city of Lincoln with its cathedral, castle, museums, shops and restaurants is only a 20 - 30 minute drive away. The Lincolnshire coast is also within easy reach (about 1 hour). There is a vast amount to see and do in this county! Come and see for yourself!
Getting around
Getting around Lincolnshire is really best done by car. It is a large county and many of the places to see and things to do located in the rural countryside. However, we do have guests who come here by train (nearest train station at Metheringham just 3.5 miles from here) and get a taxi here (must be pre-ordered; we also offer free collection). There are buses to Woodhall Spa and Lincoln and the train from Metheringham to Lincoln. Sometimes our guests arrive here by public transport and never go anywhere at all! They are happy to spend their time by the wood-burning stove playing board games, watching films and drinking wine! All major supermarkets (Waitrose, Tescos etc) deliver to this area so you don't need to go anywhere at all!
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