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RAF Wainfleet - Spitfire

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Friskney, near Skegness, Lincolnshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1
Pets 1
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Description

Nestled in the beautiful, Lincolnshire countryside, this ex RAF bunker has been restored to offer delightful accommodation.

These four delightful properties are nestled in the beautiful, Lincolnshire countryside and offer unique accommodation, steeped in history. Enjoy amazing views across the marsh to The Wash and onto the North Norfolk Coastline and Hunstanton from this former observation tower at RAF Wainfleet. Along with three former, above ground bunkers, there is accommodation to suit individuals as well as a large group. The Tower (ref: UKC1178) has double bedrooms on three floors with the living room located on the fourth floor, boasting stunning 360° views. Hurricane (ref: UKC1179), Lancaster (ref: UKC1180) and Spitfire (ref: UKC1181) offer comfortable, single-storey accommodation, ideal for a family holiday or a break away for friends.
The bombing range, which The Tower was built to observe, first came in to use in the 1890s as an army artillery range and becoming a bombing range in 1938, which is where The Dambusters practised during WWII. You can still see the ships that were used as targets until 2009.
The land and marshes around are abundant with wildlife and great for dog friendly walks. It is possible to walk along the old sea banks to Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve with its visitors centre. Inland, Friskney offers a village shop as well as the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park which is home to ten tigers amongst other wild animals. There is a pub serving good food and drink at the end of the lane and the visitors centre at Batemans Brewery is just 3 miles and away always worth a visit. The traditional seaside resort of Skegness is 8 miles away and Boston, with the famous St Botolph’s Church, which boasts an extraordinarily tall tower, known as the Boston Stump being 14 miles away. Beach 8 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 22 guests.

3 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With 42’’ Freeview TV and double sofa bed.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 2:
With bunk bed and Freeview TV.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Patio with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars.

All properties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with other properties on site). Games room with pool table, table tennis and darts (shared with other properties on-site). Garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue (shared with other properties on site). ½-acre grounds. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced dyke 25 yards from the properties.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bungalow
    Bungalow
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Wifi
    Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages

Customer Comments

  • 10

    25/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2017
    As expected


  • 9

    20/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2017
    Great stay, furnished to a high standard kitchen well equipped everything you need. Really enjoyed it, bath amazing!


  • 8

    12/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2017
    This is an interesting site and the bunker has been well renovated. A few tweaks will make this into a superb apartment. Information on local amenities such as doctors and emergency information, local shops, butchers etc would be useful. A file of instructions about equipment such as microwave too. Also the history of the site. We left a selection of leaflets about places we had been for others to use. The Tower leaflet is excellent.


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