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Whitegates Cottage

Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Gunby Estate, Whitegates Cottage is a cosy, two storey cottage constructed of traditional mud and stud walls. This delightful thatched cottage dates back to 1770. It has been restored retaining the original doorways, floors and low beamed ceilings using traditional methods and materials. The cottage provides holiday makers with an ideal base for exploring the Lincolnshire coastline and picturesque local villages. The cottage does not have a television.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath, utility, dining room, sitting room with open fire.
First floor
one double bedroom with 5' bed.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil filled electric heaters in sitting room, dining room and bedroom. Night storage heaters in kitchen, bathroom and utility.

Parking: There is parking available for one car.

Garden: Enclosed garden with access to an orchard.

Accessibility: The stairs in this cottage are very steep and narrow. The ceiling in the bedroom is very low, the maximum headroom is restricted to 5'7' and is severely restricted at the sides of the bed. Care is also needed around the rest of the house, as doors are low and there are low beams in the lounge.

Television: There is no television at this cottage.

Please note: This cottage is not suitable for children under the age of 12.

We currently have Japanese Knotweed growing along the back of the house. We are taking the necessary steps to eradicate this. As this weed is so highly invasive and can grow from small fragments broken off, can we please ask guests to avoid the area where it is growing so that they do not stand on it and inadvertently break a piece, which will root and grow, thereby increasing the problem.

Offers: 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.

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Special offers
  • May 2015 15% Discount - Offer from 01/05/2015 to 31/05/2015 Save 15% 15% Discount 1st - 22nd May 2015
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


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 Estate: Monksthorpe Chapel
Gunby Hall Estate: Monksthorpe Chapel Remote late 17th-century Baptist chapel
Gunby Hall
Gunby Hall and Gardens Fine red-brick house, dating from 1700, with Victorian walled gardens
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

  • Susie Armitage
    • January 2015
    • UK
    Made special for us:

    Mud and stud construction. Another lovely historic property.

  • Anonymous
    • December 2014
    • ------------

    Stunning period cottage Excellent Xmas flowers

  • J N Harvey

    Delightful, delightful, delightful . But It has to be kept a secret !

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Prices include:

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

Special offers

  • May 2015 15% Discount - Offer from 01/05/2015 to 31/05/2015 Save 15% 15% Discount 1st - 22nd May 2015
  • 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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