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Abbotts Farm

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Horbling, near Sleaford, Lincolnshire
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Celebrate a special occasion at this farmhouse, with its own swimming pool, library, games room and large garden.

Set on the owners’ non-working farm in Horbling village, this detached farmhouse, with its own swimming pool, lies in the heart of the Fens, an ideal touring base for visiting the area’s wealth of historic attractions. Providing comfortable holiday accommodation for families, it retains many original features, including exposed woodwork, an ornate cornice in the dining room and a traditional farmhouse-style kitchen. There is a second sitting room, well-stocked library and video and DVD collection (including latest releases). Outside is a large, private, rear lawned garden with apple, pear, plum trees and gooseberries which guests are welcome to pick in season, and a large patio with garden furniture and barbecue. The fenlands make ideal walking and cycling country, an excellent way to view the landscape with its rich farmlands, huge skies and wonderful sunsets; walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep; facilities can be found nearby for golf, fishing or horse riding. Within easy driving distance are a wealth of interesting places, including the delightful old towns of Uppingham, Oakham and Stamford, full of beautiful stone buildings. On the edge of Stamford stands Burleigh House, one of England’s greatest Elizabethan houses. Nearby Spalding is an attractive, Dutch-influenced town and centre of the flower-bulb industry, where the Springfields show gardens and the annual flower festival in May are popular. Tattershall Castle (NT), Belton House and Coningsby, noted for its huge one-handed church clock, and the home of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. One of the landmarks of the Fens is the octagonal lantern tower of St Botolph’s Church in Boston. Shop and good pub with food ½ mile in Billingborough, or village pub 300 yards.

Large living room and separate dining room with ornate cornice, each with open fire. Large beamed, well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with Neff 6-ring gas/elec double oven cooker and twin sink. Utility. Second sitting-room with multi-fuel stove and sofa bed (for +2). Double bedroom with zip and link beds. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Seven bedrooms, each with TV/DVD, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet; three double (one with half-tester bed), four twin (two zip & link). Bathroom with toilet. Bathroom with shower over whirlpool bath.

Open fires and multi-fuel stove – fuel available locally.Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. Two satellite TVs. TV/DVD in all bedrooms. DVD (extensive library). Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. American-style fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large gardens with fruit trees, patio and furniture. Large 3-burnerGas barbecue. Parking (6 cars). Private outdoor heated swimming pool (27ft 6in x 15ft 9in, depth 5ft) available May to August. Annexed games room with football table, snooker table, table tennis and games. Ground floor facilities. No smoking

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/10/2017
    Such a great stay!! We loved how big the house was, it suited our family of adults and children well. The kitchen was great and the living room. Bedrooms very nice! Owner very friendly! Definitely recommend.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 11/09/2017
    We were a party of 16 having a family gathering for my parents diamond wedding. The farmhouse was large plenty of areas to relax bedrooms were comfortable with towels well stocked with pots pans cutlery serving dishes. Plenty of cupboards to put food in, 2 fridge/freezers 2 ovens. The younger of the party used the swimming pool which was OK. To the delight to some there was sky sports!!! We took a couple of dogs & they loved the large garden to run around in. Also we used the games room which has pool, table football & table tennis which all participated in a table tennis tournament which was great fun. A brilliant weekend had by all.... Previous post have said it's dated & needs a bit of tlc but at the end of the day it's a old farmhouse and it's got character. The village called Billingborough about a mile down the road has a coop fish & chip shop fantastic antique shop book store playground.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2017
    Weather was on our side .Spent most of holiday around pool eating . Games room well used as was lounge and large kitchen table for family games . Plenty of rooms if you want a bit of me time . Owner around if needed (very helpful and friendly) but not interfering. 2 dogs loved it as well

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2017
    Lovely house great owner house very clean except BBQ however we forgot to tell owner so not really his fault it was overlooked. House very well equipped we have been before and would go again .

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2017
    Spacious and cosy, this cottage was ideal for our family of 16 to get together. Room sizes were ideal for all to be together comfortably. Outdoor gardens great for excepted children and lots of space and furniture for the adults to rest and chat. Games room has extra entertainment for bad weather activities. Any small problems immediately dealt with by owners. A great place and lots of places to visit for a range of ages.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/07/2017
    We had such a fantastic stay at Abbotts Farm. The owners were really welcoming and on hand should we need help with anything (thanks again for your help with the BBQ!). The garden is absolutely beautiful and luckily the weather was amazing so we enjoyed it as much as we could. The pool is huge and I'm looking forward to coming back again with my family as I know they'll love it. We were a hen party of 16 and stayed for 3 nights over the weekend. Apart from a day trip to Nottingham for watersports, we spent the entire time in the house and couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank-you again!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 19/06/2017
    A bit rough round the edges but we had a fabulous family weekend. The weather was glorious and the pool was a huge success.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2017
    Very pleasant large house, well equipped and spacious. The pool in good weather is superb.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/05/2017
    Good facilities, especially for children, and offered good value for money. Owner on site, and very helpful.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 13/03/2017
    Ideal house for a large party or family. We had a great time and the well equipped games room helped entertain when the weather was poor. Some of the showers weren't working well so we had to use the 2 that were but as a family this was fine for us. The large dining room was a good feature for celebration meals as well as other meals.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 06/03/2017
    Great cottage. Very helpful owners. Super facilities for a short break!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 20/02/2017
    Well appointed house with comfortable beds, great games room, lovely farmhouse kitchen and a warm welcome.

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8.9 out of 10 – based on 23 reviews collected by Reevoo
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