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The Old Forge

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Saxilby, near Lincoln, Lincolnshire
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Explore the delights of Lincoln from this former blacksmith’s forge, which is also well placed for walking, golf and fishing.

Superbly renovated, this detached, former blacksmith’s forge offers very comfortable and well-appointed, single-storey, detached accommodation for a couple close to the cathedral city of Lincoln in the village of Saxilby. Whether you are looking for a base from which to explore the area or simply a relaxing holiday home, then The Old Forge has it all. In a secluded location within the owners’ grounds, it is only a short walk to the shops, local pub and restaurants, as well as the canal connecting the River Trent to the vibrant Brayford Wharf in Lincoln. Lincoln Cathedral and Castle, housing the Magna Carta Centre, are a short drive away, located in the Bailgate area of Lincoln with its many restaurants and shops, and a walk down the hill into the centre of the city and the Brayford Wharf area. Newark Showground is about 20 minutes’ drive away and is well known for its international antique fairs. There are walks and cycle routes from the door, as well as golf courses and fishing in the local area. Shop 20 yards, pub 200 yards, restaurant 1/2 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two 32" Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared use of owner’s garden. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond 30 yards.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/03/2018
    A lovely, spotless little cottage which was very well equipped. Very cosy and comfortable and owners friendly and helpful. Only one snag - it is on the main road and traffic noise quite noticeable but it didn't spoil the holiday !

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/03/2018
    Lovely cosy, comfortable cottage with lots of unexpected added extras.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/03/2018
    One of the best holiday cottages we have ever stopped in. Everything was of the highest standard and very clean. The welcome basket was a pleasant surprise and very enjoyable. The bathroom was beautifully appointed and lovely and warm.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/02/2018
    Very nice accommodation, friendly hosts and a great welcome pack. Good location for Lincoln and walking. Right next to grocery shops.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/01/2018
    Very Happy to stay at The Old Forge again, our 3rd stay! It's a lovely warm and cosy retreat, well equipped and handy for visiting Lincoln and surrounding area. I'm sure we'll be back again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/11/2017
    We fell in love with the place as soon as we walked through the door. Very good use has been made of the available space and is perfect for two people. The rooms are larger than I expected from the photo of the outside of the property. The fittings are of very good quality and the property is well equipped. Sue and David are very welcoming and not at all intrusive but were available by one means or another if needed. There are many great places in the area if you enjoy walking and Lincoln itself is well worth a visit for the history. I should imagine the garden is beautiful in the summer but as we went in autumn it was not the time of year for sitting out. However, we experienced the lovely autumnal colours of the trees in the garden and enjoyed watching the squirrels instead. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be returning.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2017
    We had fabulous holiday and cottage was beautiful everything was there that we needed. It was shame weather wasnt very so nice otherwise we would have of used garden space more. Thank you so to owners

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2017
    We had a lovely holiday at The Old Forge. The accomodation was extremely clean and nicely proportioned for two. The bed and the sofa were very comfortable, with everything provided for a weeks stay. The fixtures and fittings were of a high quality and the patio area and use of the owners garden were the icing on the cake. We enjoyed afternoon tea on the patio overlooking the beautiful flower gardens on several sunny afternoons. We would like to return and would definitely recommomend this beautiful retreat.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2017
    Our third visit to this lovely cottage, we really enjoy staying here. It is light and airy and is so well equipped and comfortable, it meets all our requirements. The delicious welcome pack, is very much appreciated, as is enjoying the beautiful garden in which it is set. Thank you for all the thought that has gone into this accommodation, we are already looking forward to next years stay!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/08/2017
    A wonderful comfortable, cosy cottage away from the hustle and bustle. Only a few local amenities, but we didn't need any anyway. Everything you could wish for in a cottage with friendly owners who provided a warm welcome along with a lovely basket of goodies on arrival.

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