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The Old Rectory


nr Skegness, Lincolnshire

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This elegant late eighteenth-century Regency rectory is built from local red brick and lies close to the tiny church of Bratoft village. With delightful large gardens and wonderful views across open countryside, this peaceful large house is ideal for family gatherings or friends' reunions. This house provides an excellent base from which to visit National Trust properties in the area such as Gunby Hall, Tattershall Castle and Belton House. Located at the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is a great touring base with picture postcard villages and the friendly market towns of Spilsby, Horncastle, Tattershall, and Coningsby. The bracing coast of Lincolnshire offers different seaside experiences to appeal to all tastes and is within 30 minutes drive.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
large entrance hall, study, sitting/dining room with open fire, kitchen, utility room and separate lavatory.
First floor
six bedrooms (3 doubles - 1 with antique brass 5' half tester bed, 1 with 5' bed, 1 with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request with en-suite bathroom, 2 twins and 1 single), two bathrooms with separate showers.
Visitor notes

Heating: oil central heating included.

Parking: there is parking for six cars and there is an in-out driveway laid with gravel.

Garden:The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with large shrub borders. In the front garden there is an old air raid shelter that his locked for your safety.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm.

Please note: The Old Rectory is next to the Church and parishioners may sometimes use the drive as access by mistake and there is access to the cottage grounds by third parties.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Coast Nearby
  • Celebration
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer


Things to see and do nearby

East Anglia, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire
A view of Blakeney Point landscape, showing the estuary south of the point © Joe Cornish

The ancient kingdom of East Anglia has preserved much of its unspoilt character, rural landscape, architecture and traditions with attractions ranging from the University city of Cambridge and the Cathedral city of Ely, to glorious, often deserted, sandy beaches, lots of seaside fun, outdoor pursuits and the unspoilt waterways of The Broads. National Trust places in East Anglia are equally varied, ranging from the magnificent Blickling Hall in Norfolk, the impressive rotunda at Ickworth, near Bury St. Edmunds, the elegant Anglesey Abbey, to the dramatic coastline at Dunwich Heath, with its neighbouring RSPB sanctuary and the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site at Sutton Hoo.

Cottage location
Current cottage
Holiday cottage
National Trust
place to visit
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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
St George's Guildhall
St George's Guildhall England's largest surviving medieval Guildhall


Comments from past visitors

  • Mr Revel
    • January 2017
    • London
    Lovely weekend

    We had a lovely weekend in The Old Rectory. It's a fantastic large property with great character and in a lovely quiet, rural location. Property was nicely decorated with lovely lounge and dining room which was very snug with the fire going. Kitchen was well equipped. Despite size of house was nice and warm on cold wintry evenings. Would certainly recommend it as a lovely place to stay.

  • Mrs Mulvihill
    • January 2017
    • London
    Beautiful house

    From the time we arrived at The Old Rectory Bratoft we were blown away. It is a beautiful house and has everything you need for a wonderful stay our only regret was we couldn't stay longer. We stayed in January even though it was cold outside it was toasty warm inside the property. To go out side at night and see the beautiful night sky was amazing. Good to get a chance to stay in a historical property all to yourselves and feel you are also contributing to maintaining the property.

  • Mrs Gant
    • January 2017
    • Leicestershire
    Beautiful homely house

    It was nice to be able to get the whole family together, in a beautiful house that felt homely.

  • Mr West
    • February 2016
    • Dorset
    Made enjoyable...

    The size was right for a family celebration. The place has a great spirit.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for 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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