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Whitegates Cottage

nr Skegness, 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.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 1
Cottage ref
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  • 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

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
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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 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

  • McNeilly
    • October 2015
    • ...
    Made enjoyable...

    Whitegates is a charming cottage and the lovely walk to Gunby Hall and the friendly staff there made for a very special visit.

  • Beste
    • October 2015
    • ....
    Made enjoyable...

    So peaceful and no TV! Lovely accommodation, original part of cottage was just like going back in time, but with the addition of modern resources of kitchen and bathroom.

  • Shore
    • September 2015
    • ----
    Made enjoyable...

    We enjoyed the ambience of the cottage, it's quiet and peaceful and no tv is good.

  • Randall
    • July 2015
    • ---
    Made enjoyable....

    loved the location, decor and little touches such as milk, tea,coffee and biscuits as well as flowers. loved the fact that there was no T.V and enjoyed the games that were provided. would have loved to have been able to recycle the rubbish but there were no facilities available

  • Anonymous
    • May 2015
    • Unknown
    Made special by:

    The location so close to walks, NT estate of Gunby, the seaside. The cottage itself as it is quite unique. The cottage was very clean. Fresh flowers had been left out, there was a welcome tea tray with biscuits, and milk in the fridge. This all contributed to us feeling quite "at home" as soon as we arrived.

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

    Mud and stud construction. Another lovely historic property.

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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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