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Holly Cottage B&B

Holly Cottage is an enticing combination of a cosy, period cottage and a modern and contemporary architect-designed extension set over 3 floors, creating a characterful house. Nestled right at the end of Hagworthingham village, on the valley side and near to the ford, the cottage is surrounded by beautifully quiet and unspoiled countryside for you to enjoy. There are a large number of stunning short and long walks from the doorstep of the Cottage, and the terrain is not flat as many people believe much of Lincolnshire to be, but gently or more steeply undulating.

What makes a stay at Holly Cottage B&B unique?

Hagworthingham is in an area renowned for good walking.  Holly Cottage is the last house in the village and is in a very quiet, rural spot, but also has some of the advantages of village life -  a good pub, two tea shops, frequent bus service and decent road access.  To help make the most of a relaxing stay you will find guides in the house to Lincolnshire villages,  interesting churches, historic buildings and wildlife.  There are also maps and guides for your use and local knowledge means that walks can be tailored to your needs and advice given on where to watch wildlife, which beaches are quiet etc.  And to fuel your outdoor adventures the day can be started with an excellent breakfast using local meats, eggs from chickens in the garden and home produced fruit, jams and marmalade. Above all, making guests feel comfortable and welcome is the priority.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Holly Cottage B&B?

 Holly Cottage has two double bedrooms and a twin-bedded room (with single occupancy available). Each of the rooms is ensuite. 'Snipe Dales' has a very big bathroom with a large bath and a walk-in shower.  'Sow Dale' is the twin room but can also be a super-king for longer stays. This light, airy room has a modern ensuite shower.  The Cottage room is a double room and is in the original old cottage :  as the eaves are low a shower is difficult but the big bath has a great view over the garden!  The names Snipe Dales and Sow Dale come from two lovely watery dales that are close by for an envigorating walk.  Downstairs is a lounge and dining area with a big log burner for those chillier days of Autumn and Winter.

 If you are looking for self-catering, at some times of the year the Guest Area of Holly Cottage may be rented . One, two or occasionally all three of the double or twin bedrooms may be available to book, for up to six guests. Each of the bedrooms boasts an ensuite bathroom and has its own sitting area and TV but there will also be sole or shared use of the downstairs sitting and dining area, depending on the size of the party and the time of year. There is a modern and well-equipped small kitchen for the use of self-catering guests which contains a sink, fridge, hob-top, oven and microwave and pans, crockery and cutlery etc are provided.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Hagworthingham area?

Set within the South East corner of the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hagworthingham, with its beautiful distant views, is ithe perfect country for walking and cycling. There is a local village pub, two cafés, a farm shop and butchers shop within the village. Access east takes you to the coast and not too far to the west is the historic city of Lincoln with its medieval  cathedral, one of the finest in Europe, and a fascinating Norman castle which houses one of the original copies of the Magna Carta.  The long walk around the restored walls of the castle gives superb views over the city and into the far distance.  There are a number of fascinating museums of aviation heritage in the area and the quaint market towns still retain interesting individual shops and many antiques shops for browsing. There is motor racing at Cadwell Park  and horse racing at Market Rasen.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

Breakfast at Holly Cottage can be a full English using local meats, or for something a little lighter, choose from a breakfast of fruit and yoghurt, cereals, museli or porridge  and eggs cooked to your liking provided by the chickens in the garden. Other dietary requirements can be catered for if notice is given.  There are two cafes in the village open for lunch and tea and a good pub within walking distance. In the nearby towns of Horncastle or Spilsby there are a number of recommended restaurants and pubs serving food.  There are also some excellent pubs in several villages within the local area.

Other Information

Payment by card is not possible at Holly Cottage but cheques, or cash on leaving, are welcomed.  If this is not suitable, arrangement can be made for payment by Bank Transfer.

Top facilities

Free WiFi

Breakfast included

Free parking

Facilities & information


19th century buildings

21st century buildings

Breakfast included

Parking (free)

No smoking

Child friendly



Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Garden furniture

Children's cots

Children's highchairs

Woodland walks


Linen included

Towels included

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

Central heating

Open log fire


Bicycling, Cycling

Jogging, running

Motor racing, go-karting, quad bikes, tanks

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Beach (a short drive)

Pub (walking distance)

Pub (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)


Tea room

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Electric oven

Electric hob



Extra info

Double twin room price from: £85.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: Church Lane, Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire, HagworthinghamPE23 4LW, United Kingdom

Although Holly Cottage is rural, access by road is good as the A158 Lincoln to Skegness road passes within half a mile and Lincoln is well connected to the road network of the Midlands.  There are no motorways in Lincolnshire, which many will see as a plus point!  There is a good hourly bus service from Lincoln to Skegness which passes through Hagworthingham and there are other, less frequent, connecting services.  The nearest train stations are 25 miles away at Market Rasen and Lincoln, and airports are Humberside and East Midlands, under 1 hour and under 2 hours away respectively.  This is probably somewhere to bring your car, but once you get here free parking is available right outside the house  and you can then forget about your car most days as you can walk all day from here and walk to the pub in the evening! 

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