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Orchard Cottage

Nr Spilsby, Lincolnshire

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This very pretty, former gardener’s cottage is packed full of character with its low doorways and cosy open fire. It sits within its own private garden amongst the superb setting of Gunby Hall and Gardens.

When the public have all gone home, guests of the cottage are free to enjoy the eight acres of grounds at Gunby Hall and follow the many paths across the surrounding parkland. The gardens offer traditional English flowers, a wonderful rose garden, and extensive vegetable gardens which allow for plenty of exploring.

As the cottage lies between the Lincolnshire Wolds and the bracing coastline, it is ideal for the keen walker or cyclist who wants to explore the local area, including the many National Trust properties, picturesque local villages such as Gunby, and the market towns of Spilsby and Horncastle. The historic city of Lincoln is also just under an hour away, and offers a day full of culture and shopping.

The National Trust has events and activities in Lincolnshire to appeal to all ages throughout the year. Visit the web pages by clicking on the nearby tab, above, to see details of events, nature, walking and cycling trails when planning your holiday.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance lobby, dining room with multifuel stove, sitting room with open fire, kitchen and shower room.
First floor
two bedrooms (double with 5' bed and ensuite lavatory and wash basin, twin room)
Visitor notes

Heating: Electric storage heating and some underfloor heating.

Garden: The cottage sits at the centre of an enclosed garden which is mainly laid to lawn.

Please Note: Restricted head room into bedroom areas.

Arrival in daylight hours is recommended as access to the cottage is via the gardens which are unlit. If arriving after dark we recommend that you bring torches with you.

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free entry to Gunby Hall and Gardens during opening hours.

For any 2 night booking on a Friday, or 3 night booking starting on a Thursday, guests can benefit from a late departure time on the Sunday of 6pm, at no extra charge.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Coast nearby
  • Romantic
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


Things to see and do nearby

View of the entrance front of Gunby Hall taken from the lawn. This red-brick house was built in 1700 (with later extensions) by William Massingberd. © Rupert Truman

Lincolnshire is one of England's largest, yet least known counties, with an attractive and varied landscape ranging from the flat lands of the Wash to the rolling wolds, pretty villages and soaring church spires of the north. This is perfect cycling country, while a range of bustling or more peaceful seaside resorts offer something for all tastes! The county has three main National Trust properties: Belton House is a perfect 17th-century country house with stunning gardens and magnificent interiors, plus a big adventure playground, miniature railway and Discovery Centre for children. Woolsthorpe Manor, a typical yeoman's farmhouse, is the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton, while Tattershall Castle is a six-floor tower with great views over the countryside. Lincoln is 'a city in the countryside' which offers visitors the chance to soak up thousands of years of history and to enjoy the attractions of modern living. From the crowning glory of its stunning gothic cathedral, winding cobbled streets lead past some of the oldest surviving medieval architecture in the country to a vibrant shopping and cultural quarter.'The Collection' is an award-winning museum of art and archaeology, while outstanding fine art is displayed nearby in the Usher Gallery. Brayford Waterfront has independent shops, lively cafes and bars, and relaxing boat trips on the oldest Roman canal in the country.

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  • Lincolnshire coast
  • Gunby
  • Skegness
  • market towns of Spilsby and Horncastle
  • Cycling
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Gunby Hall
Gunby Hall and Gardens Fine red-brick house, dating from 1700, with Victorian walled gardens
Gunby Hall Estate: Monksthorpe Chapel
Gunby Hall Estate: Monksthorpe Chapel Remote late 17th-century Baptist chapel
Tattershall Castle
Tattershall Castle Medieval brick castle rising dramatically above the Lincolnshire countryside
Brancaster Activity Centre
Brancaster Activity Centre Activity and learning centre for adults and children
Brancaster Estate
Brancaster Estate Extensive coastal area famous for wild birds

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Prices include:

  • VAT at the current rate
  • Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

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  • A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
  • Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
  • As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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