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Merlin’s Lodge

Long Bennington, near Newark, Lincolnshire
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Pets 1
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Relax in the beautiful hot tub at Merlin’s Lodge after a busy day exploring this picturesque area.

Merlin’s Lodge is tucked away at the end of a lane next to the owner’s farmhouse and offers ideal accommodation for those looking to get away from it all. The location makes for easy access onto the A1 making this a great base for those wishing to explore the area. There are many places to visit with the thriving market town of Newark being just 6 miles away which holds many events on its showground, including regular international antique fairs that attracts buyers from all over the world. The local area has good country pubs for refreshment and food as well as being close to the city of Lincoln, Stamford and Nottingham, which is great for shopping and cricket. There are many great walks to enjoy, including for pets, straight from the door as well as cycle routes throughout the area. After a busy day exploring this glorious county, return to the comforts of Merlin’s Lodge to relax in the welcoming hot tub. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.

Living area: With 40’’ Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and wooden floor.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
First Floor:
Bedroom 2:
With twin beds and low ceiling.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Hot tub for 4 (private). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
    Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Hot Tubs - Private
    Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/11/2018
    We spent a lovely quiet long weekend at Merlin's Lodge. It's a brilliant little place if you just want to get away from it all, switch off and enjoy some much needed peace and quiet. Both Newarke and Lincoln are a short car journey away which are beautiful places to visit. The lodge itself is decorated to a high standard and has all you need to help you enjoy your stay.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2018
    This was our 3rd hot tub break this year and although the hot tub it's self was very big, I didn't think it fair to be requested not to go in it after 8.30am on day of departure :(, although the lodge its self looked lovely inside lovely furniture on closer inspection it was as clean, dirty cutlery in draw, dirty stained place mats, dust on bed frame, only two towels provided which wernt the biggest more needed when you need to shower before getting in hot tub and walking through the lodge, little things that people don't pack for couple nights such as hand soap, kitchen roll would be helpful.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/09/2018
    A really wonderful cottage beautifully presented. In a Lovely quite location very close to a village with lots of facilities. Would definitely stay at this cottage again.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully see you again soon.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2018
    Nice cottage with good amenities in a nice location. There were a few dogs at the adjoining property and one woke me up around 5am whining. Wasn't an issue for me as I always get up early and I have a dog myself but may be an issue for people who don't have dogs. However mostly you couldn't hear the dogs except when someone came near the property. Kettle may need replacing as it leaked but on the whole a lovely place.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage. I am sorry the dogs woke you early one morning, it was as our son went out, he has been told to not do this again. Sorry about that. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/07/2018
    An absolutely love place to stay! Me and my friends stayed there for a catch up girlie weekend and we had a fab time. I would recommend Merlin’s lodge to anybody!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Merlin's Lodge in the future.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/04/2018
    Myself and my friends had the most amazing time at Merlin's Lodge. Sarah was fabulously accommodating and helpful. The lodge had almost everything that you could want for a weekend break. As a couple of other people have mentioned hand soap in the bathrooms would be really beneficial, as not many people would think to take it! The lodge was lovely and clean and the hot tub was amazing!! The bottle of wine as a welcome is a lovely touch. As a girly weekend away, it was perfect and we would love to come back soon!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We have taken your comments on board and we are now placing soap, shampoo, shower gel and cream in both of the bathrooms. Thank you for bringing that to our attention.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/04/2018
    Lovely cottage in an out of the way location. Perfect for a get away from it all escape. Cottage was immaculate and hot tub clean and large! Sarah very helpful and although there were some dogs nearby we didn't hear them and found it extremely quiet. We would love to have stayed longer and hope to go again A1 access very close by.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Merlins Lodge in the future.

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8.8 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews collected by Reevoo
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