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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.

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.

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

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.

Offers: For any 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
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
6
Let starts
Thursday
Min stay
3
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
007012
Acorn rating What's this?
4
Features
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Celebration
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio

Nearby

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.

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place to visit
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Attractions
  • Lincolnshire coast
  • Gunby
  • Skegness
  • market towns of Spilsby and Horncastle
Activities
  • 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

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • William Cooper
    • December 2014
    • Staffordshire
    Made special:

    Great place, well presented and prepared. NT Style and presentation of interesting buildings.

  • Thompson
    What a wonderful place

    What a wonderful place. More than enough space for 11. Lovely and warm. Zoned Central Heating for Upstairs and Downstairs. Modern Central Heating. Open fireplace in Living Room. With guests coming for some of our meals, we fitted 13 round the kitchen table and 18 around the dining table! This is absolutely the perfect house for a chilling out weekend. There is a TV but we didn't switch it on. The hall and study were perfect for Scalextric of epic proportions. The kitchen is well appointed with dishwasher, double width cooker (halogen and electric), American style fridge freezer. Remember to take dishwashing tabs with you! In the utility room are a washing machine and tumble dryer which I was pleased to see did not need coins to power. You do need to bring washing powder with you, however!. All things considered, this is the best "cottage" I have ever stayed in and I am now desparately trying to come up with an excuse to go back!

  • alan fitzpatrick
    Great place

    The house can be found near Brambleberry Lane, next to a church at one end, then at the other a village hall which is a green corrugated building Reasonable places to visit include the Parrot Zoo and Seal Sanactary at Mablethorpe For eating out the nearest reasonable pub seemed to be the Fleece Inn in Burgh Le Marsh which is about 1 hr away if walking from the Old Rectory food is served from 18.00 hrs to 20.45hrs. Their was also a Chinese take away in Burgh Le Marsh which was okay

  • Morton/Hobson Party
    The only problem is leaving.......

    Mum & Dads Diamond Wedding Anniversay was made extra special by the lovely rural setting and clear night sky, which presented a naturally diamond studded canopy. The Rectory is wonderfully spacious and beautifully presented, with every need throughtfully provided for. We throughty enjoyed all aspects and extend our many thanks to everyone involved in taking care of this excellent property 10/10. The only problem is leaving.......

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